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‘Love & Mercy': Bill Pohlad Takes on Beach Boys Icon Brian Wilson’s Tortured Past

26 May 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Pohlad never wanted to be that cliche of the successful industry insider who goes around town lamenting, “What I really want to do is direct.”

But the Oscar-nominated producer-financier behind “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Tree of Life” and “12 Years a Slave” really did want to direct — an ambition he harbored for years after a failed first attempt, and which grew even as he garnered increasing recognition as a backer of commercially risky, artistically ambitious indie films.

“I always had it in the back of my mind, and as time went on, it became more in the front of my mind,” Pohlad says over a recent breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Marco Grob for Variety

Pohlad admits he wasn’t ready to call the shots when he directed the little-seen 1990 film “Old Explorers.” But now, more than two decades later, the 58-year-old sees much brighter prospects for the »

- Scott Foundas

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"Magic Mike Xxl" To Be Extra Racy

25 May 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In a time where pretty much every flavour of pornography ever made is only a few clicks away, the idea of a studio pushing a film as 'racy' seems laughable. From the underwhelming light bondage of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the first "Magic Mike" film, what equates as racy (asses, a hint of pubes, some basic gyration) feels almost quaint.

So skepticism is naturally there regarding promises about "Magic Mike Xxl," the upcoming sequel which aims to give us what the first film's marketing promised and the film itself ultimately failed to deliver - plenty of male bump and grind.

Former "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello, who plays Big Dick Richie in the film, spoke with PopSugar about the sequel and talked up how the movie will shock people - at least those who think bukkake is an entree and felching is something catfish do:

"This movie is going to blow people's minds. »

- Garth Franklin

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Joe Manganiello's Quotes About Magic Mike Xxl Might Blow Your Mind

25 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When we visited the set of Magic Mike Xxl, Channing Tatum made several lofty promises for this Summer's sequel, but costar Joe Manganiello (returning as "Big Dick Richie") is almost seeking to outdo him. With more definitive answers for the kind of movie this is (definitely a comedy) and how racy it's going to be (it's going to be "out there," he pledged), Manganiello has us even more excited for the movie. And not just that, in our interview with him and several other reporters on the Savannah, Ga, location, Manganiello spilled about fiancée Sofia Vergara, who was visiting him on set that day. Yes, he said the things you'd expect him to say, along with a little Tmi that might make you blush. Ready for Manganiello's antics? What are we going to learning about your character that we didn't learn in the last film? Joe Manganiello: This movie is an ensemble, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Us Box-Office: Tomorrowland opens to average $32.2 million

24 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Brad Bird’s Disney adventure Tomorrowland has opened at the number one spot at the Us box-office with a rather lacklustre $32.2 debut. The film, which sees Hollywood megastar George Clooney leading the cast, was expected to take a slightly better $40 million over the three days, but fell short going up against summer blockbusters like George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, the musical/ comedy heavyweight Pitch Perfect 2, and the lurking Marvel megabeast Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Tomorrowland, titled Tomorrowland: A World Beyond in the UK, cost a whopping $190 million to make, and it will need a lot of traction to get it anywhere near profit, and sources say that overseas performance is also coming in very weak at a reported $26.7 million over the past three days.

This weekend, Pitch Perfect 2, which stars Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks (who also directs) and Rebel Wilson, tipped over the $100 million mark adding another $30 million to its tally. »

- Paul Heath

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New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel

24 May 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It might have been more of a post-cinema release cult hit, but Wet Hot American Summer boasted so much comedy acting talent packed into its cast that it was somehow natural that someone would try to bring it back. That someone was Netflix, which commissioned follow-up series First Day Of Camp, which will arrive on the streaming service in July. The first full batch of images from the show is now online.  The series, according to co-writer/director David Wain, is “a prequel to the original movie. In real life we’re 15 years older but in the show we’re playing two months younger. The movie took place on the last day of camp in the summer of 1981. The show takes place on the first day.”Pretty much the entire original cast – which included Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni and Molly Shannon – is back for this one, »

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Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' squeaks by 'Pitch Perfect 2' for no. 1 Friday

23 May 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It looks like "Tomorrowland" may not have the liftoff Walt Disney Studios was expecting.  The Brad Bird family flick was expected to earn around $50 million over the four-day holiday weekend, but its Friday gross started the frame with just $9.73 million.  Granted, Saturday and Sunday matinees may surprise, but at this point it will be a fierce battle to take the four-day from last week's champ, "Pitch Perfect 2." Elizabeth Banks' hit flick earned another $9.7 million for $97.1 million in just eight days. The first "Pitch Perfect" grossed only $65 million.  The sequel will earn over double that figure. Debuting in no. 3 was 20th Century Fox's remake of "Poltergeist" with $9.3 million.  It will be intriguing to see how the horror flick plays out as it earned just a C+ Cinemascore.  It may be one weekend and out for the reboot. Dropping to no. 4 was "Mad Max: Fury Road" with another $6.7 million and $70.1 million since opening last Friday. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Review: Pitch Perfect 2

23 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The standard formula for sequel-making is easy to remember: do it again, only bigger. Elizabeth Banks has taken this to heart while working both sides of the camera. Pitch Perfect 2 marks her feature directorial debut but she's still fully visible as one half of the insult-comic pundits that barrage the acapella groups with shade as we watch them perform. The absurd notion of live commentary during vocal performances continues to be a pretty good unspoken joke unto itself so naturally Gail (Banks) and John (John Michael Higgins), have larger roles this time. They're like the Waldorf & Statler to the Bardem Bella's Muppets only hornier and way more intrusive. The comparison may be fusty but so is the jokey tone - vaudeville sized in its caricature driven gags and completely shameless at wringing laughs from crude, repetitive and stereotype-loving jokes. In fact, it's so broadly cartoonish that it's easy to »

- NATHANIEL R

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First images from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

23 May 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has released the first images from the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer prequel series First Day of Camp and we have them for you here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp see the return of original cast members Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garafalo, David Hyde-Pierce, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni alongside newcomers Lake Bell, John Slattery, Randall Park, Richard Schiff and Jayma Mays.

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- Gary Collinson

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Box Office: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Crossing $100 Million Mark

23 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pitch Perfect 2″ will cross the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office on Saturday.

This is yet another high note for the Universal comedy as it looks likely to edge out big-budget tentpole “Tomorrowland” at the Memorial Day weekend box office, with just north of $41 million. The “Pitch Perfect” sequel has an estimated $29 million pricetag, while Diseny’s “Tomorrowland” reportedly cost $180 million to produce.

Pitch Perfect 2″ will surpass $125 million by the end of the four-day weekend.

The a cappella sequel launched in theaters last weekend to a surprise $69.2 million — more than the original movie grossed in total at the domestic box office ($65 million). This is the top musical opening and the second-biggest PG-13 comedy debut of all time.

For Elizabeth Banks, this marks the best debut for a first-time feature film director and is the second-highest grossing opening for a movie by a female director, behind Sam Taylor-Johnson, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Edging Out ‘Tomorrowland’ in Tight Box Office Race

23 May 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tomorrowland” doesn’t have as promising a future as Disney might have anticipated.

The George Clooney-starrer is being outperformed at the U.S. box office this Memorial Day holiday by the second weekend of “Pitch Perfect 2.” While “Tomorrowland” was expected to open to $45 million — already slightly below recent forecasts — it now looks likely to reel in less than $40 million, giving the “Pitch Perfect” sequel a narrow edge with $41 million-plus.

The two films were neck and neck on Friday in as tight a race as it gets, with “Tomorrowland” earning $9.73 million, while “Pitch Perfect 2” brought in $9.66 million. The weekend’s other newcomer, “Poltergeist,” was a close third, but will likely finish the weekend in fourth with about $29 million.

The tentpole “Tomorrowland,” which carries a hefty $180 million pricetag, had been shrouded in mystery leading up to its release and is likely suffering from being an unfamiliar property with no established brand, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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First-Look: Cooper, Poehler, Rudd & more go back in time for ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp’

22 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd are returning to the scene of their 2001 comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The original saw many of Hollywood’s best and brightest populate a Jewish summer camp in a spoof of 1980s teen movies.

Now Netflix have produced an eight-episode prequel series, and released the following images of the cast in unbridled hormonal action for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp

The show sees many of the now-middle-aged cast reprise their randy teen roles, only several weeks younger! Pictured beneath the top shot of Poehler and Cooper are: Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo and of course Rudd giving a lucky girl the backrub from Hell.

Other actors who’ve agreed to revisit their misspent onscreen youths include David Hyde Pierce and Marisa Ryan. Fellow camper Michael Showalter is back to co-write the script with Whas director David Wain. More pictures can be found here. »

- Steve Palace

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Then and Now: See the First Photos from Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer Prequel

22 May 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

On July 31, Netflix will release all eight episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a prequel to the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, starring then-future stars like Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and more. Until then, we will have to make do with a handful of photos from the series put out by Netflix today. »

- Matt Wilstein

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7 Images From Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Have Arrived

22 May 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Reboots have gotten pretty annoying in their excess, but we are not complaining about this one. David Wain and Michael Showalter are offering up a 8 episode prequel to their cult classic 2001 movie "Wet Hot American Summer," and the gang is all here: Janeane Garofalo, Bradley Cooper (hopefully offering up more of the man-on-man action he had in the movie), Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Ian Black all return, while Jon Hamm, Josh Charles, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig are among the newcomers. We could not be more excited, especially now that those first official images have been released... "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp" arrives on July 31st on Netflix.

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- Jeremy Staley

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Netflix Releases Summer Camp Photos For ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Series

22 May 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Netflix is teasing Wet Hot American Summer fans with some new images. The streaming platform has released photos from its upcoming original series, set for premiere on July 31, 2015.

Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer is the eight-episode sequel to the 2001 film of the same name. While the movie told the story of the last day of summer camp at Camp Firewood in 1981, Netflix’s original series will cover the first day. Wet Hot American Summer stars the majority of the original film’s cast members, who are now big-wig Hollywood names like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Bradley Cooper.

Back in December, Netflix announced it would be bringing a TV series of Wet Hot American Summer to life. The original cast members were confirmed a month later, who were later joined by several new faces to the Camp Firewood crew (like Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Jon Hamm »

- Bree Brouwer

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See First Photos of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp

22 May 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix has released the first images from its Wet Hot American Summer revival series, First Day at Camp, and they are everything fans could hope for. The prequel to the 2001 film again takes place in 1981, which of course only augments the hilarity that the cast (originally in their 30s playing teenagers) are 15 years older now, and playing even (ever so slightly) younger characters. All of the film's original cast will be returning, including Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander,Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter. And, as previously reported, other returning actors are H. Jon BenjaminNina HellmanA.D. MilesMarisa RyanKevin Sussman, and David Wain (who will again write and direct, with Showalter serving as showrunner). New cast members will include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery »

- Allison Keene

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Two new posters for Magic Mike Xxl

22 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this summer, Warner Bros. has debuted two new posters for upcoming stripper sequel Magic Mike Xxl, which we have for you here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Magic Mike Xxl

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike Xxl” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

Magic Mike Xxl opens in the States on July »

- Gary Collinson

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Win The Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack And Run-Of-Engagement Passes

22 May 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

To celebrate the return of the Barden Bellas and the mammoth $69.2 million opening weekend for Elizabeth BanksPitch Perfect 2, Wamg is giving away the Soundtrack CD and Run-Of-Engagement passes (good for 2) at St. Louis area Wehrenberg Theaters.

The soundtrack sang out at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set debuted atop the list. The album, which was released on May 12 through Universal Music Enterprises, moved 107,000 units in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music.

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First Look: Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks And More In 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp'

22 May 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This summer, the gang is getting back together, and no, we're not talking about the dudes in "Entourage." Fourteen years later after "Wet Hot American Summer," Netflix is home for all the players to return (and more) in the series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp," and today comes the first official images for the followup.  Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Ad Miles, Christopher Meloni , Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, and David Hyde Pierce are all part of the star-studded ensemble for this movie which actually takes place two months before the events in the movie. And writer/creator David Wain shared how the new eight-part show will expand the story. “For us, the original move was about »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Look: Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks And More In 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp'

22 May 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This summer, the gang is getting back together, and no, we're not talking about the dudes in "Entourage." Fourteen years later after "Wet Hot American Summer," Netflix is home for all the players to return (and more) in the series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp," and today comes the first official images for the followup.  Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Ad Miles, Christopher Meloni , Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, and David Hyde Pierce are all part of the star-studded ensemble for this movie which actually takes place two months before the events in the movie. And writer/creator David Wain shared how the new eight-part show will expand the story. “For us, the original move was about »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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See Awesome First Photos for 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel

22 May 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Who's ready for another "Wet Hot American Summer"? It's almost Memorial Day, so it's the perfect time for a taste of the wonderful hot mess coming from Netflix in "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." The first "Wet Hot" movie came out in 2001, showing the last day of camp in the summer of 1981. This new eight-episode series actually takes place on the first day of camp -- so it's a prequel set two months earlier, even though the characters are all about 15 years older. That's just going to add to the hilarity of a series that is already destined to be the best thing we see this summer.

"First Day of Camp" reunites the original cast, including Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zak Orth, Elizabeth Banks, Micahel Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, and Amy Poehler. »

- Gina Carbone

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