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16 items from 2017


See Bill Maher, Milo Yiannopoulos Talk Free Speech, Trolling on 'Real Time'

18 February 2017 6:14 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bill Maher sat down with Milo Yiannopoulos on Friday's Real Time to talk free speech, religion and the controversy surrounding the self-proclaimed internet troll.

In explaining why, despite the uproar surrounding the Breitbart editor, Yiannopoulos was invited to the show, Maher said, "I think you're colossally wrong on a number of things… if I banned everyone from my show who I thought was colossally wrong, I'd be talking to myself."

Maher – who at one point compared Yiannopoulos to Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno character – and Yiannopoulos also discussed what they »

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Samantha Bee Lauds CNN for Serving the Public "For Almost Half a Day"

8 February 2017 3:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of her show, Full Frontal's Samantha Bee took on the recent CNN health care debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, referring to the senators as "the Socialist and the Slytherin."

After playing a clip from the debate in which Cruz referenced a skit from Saturday Night Live where Christopher Walken asked for more cowbell, Bee said, "You’re that twerp in high school who wouldn’t shut up about the knights who say 'Ni.' Please someone take away Ted's Netflix before he discovers Borat.”

Despite her jokes aimed at the senators, Bee admitted, "I would give my »

- Patrick Shanley

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Newswire: Judd Apatow needs your help with his Garry Shandling documentary

6 February 2017 9:57 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Judd Apatow is currently prepping a documentary about his hero Garry Shandling. The comedy impresario solicited any material that may be of use on Twitter yesterday.

I am making a documentary about Garry Shandling. If anyone has any great video, photos or anything helpful let me know. I am looking!

Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 5, 2017

Though details on the project are still sparse, Apatow has teased some of the interviews he’s conducting on social media. Back in November, he posted an image with Kevin Nealon, and last month he posed with Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeff Goldblum. After Shandling died last year, Apatow, who worked on The Larry Sanders Show, organized his memorial. There, Apatow described the late stand-up as a “comedy buddha.” In his book Sick In The Head, Apatow writes: “From the beginning, Garry Shandling was one of my favorite comedians.”

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- Esther Zuckerman

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8 Great Films That Are Under 90 Minutes

29 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For those of us cinephiles who easily get caught up in the world of a good movie, no runtime is too extreme. We can stay up and watch all four hours of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America or all three hours of Oliver Stone’s JFK, Cimino’s The Deer Hunter, or Kubrick’s Spartacus because they’re all great movies.

But as you’ve probably learned by now, not everyone is like us. The eye-widening, masterful technique used by a filmmaker or the suspense a writer incorporates in his or her story is not always enough to keep everyone in their seats for two or three or even four hours. It’s one of the main arguments, or excuses, people use to explain why they prefer TV shows over movies.

We’ve heard it a thousand times: movies are too long (though I never really understood this contention, »

- Luke Parker

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Amazon Scraps ‘Highston’ Comedy Series From Bob Nelson & Sacha Baron Cohen

23 January 2017 10:50 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon has opted not to proceed with the new comedy series Highston. The streaming service picked up to series the pilot — written by Oscar-nominee Bob Nelson (Nebraska), directed by Little Miss Sunshine helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and executive produced by Sacha Baron Cohen — in December 2015. But it was never scheduled, and tonight, after co-star Curtis Armstrong tweeted that the show was dead, the development was confirmed by Amazon. "We love Bob, Jon… »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy Series 'Highston' Scrapped at Amazon

23 January 2017 9:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Amazon is no longer moving forward with comedy series Highston.

More than a year after it handed out a six-episode series order to the comedy exec produced by Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen, the streaming service has abandoned the project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Written by Bob Nelson (Nebraska) and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), family comedy Highston centered around 19-year-old Highston Liggetts (Lewis Pullman), who has a number of celebrity friends that only he can see. His parents, played by Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell, force him to get psychiatric help, but his Uncle Billy (Curtis Armstrong) thinks he's fine. »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Giveaway – Win Army of One on Blu-ray

21 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Army Of One – available on Digital Download 23rd Jan. and DVD/Blu-ray 6th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray and an iTunes download code courtesy of Arrow Films!

Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage is at his gonzo, goofball best as an American man on a mission to single-handedly mount a war on terror in Army Of One.

Directed by comedy genius Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno, The Dictator, Curb Your Enthusiasm), it’s made all the more berserk and bizarre by the fact that it is a true story!

As the feckless, reckless bearded Faulkner – a real life character whose ill-equipped warlord hunting antics astounded the world – Cage is mesmerizingly hilarious. Gleefully unhinged, sporting combat gear and wraparound shades, he plays beautifully off stand-up superstar Russell Brand (as God) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), as the high school crush who helps him prepare for his ill-advised solo mission. »

- Gary Collinson

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage Review

18 January 2017 4:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

Within a mere matter of minutes into D.J. Caruso’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the third entry into the franchise – arriving 12 years after the preceding endeavour – you can tell the filmmaker is not playing by the rules. A haphazard, downright absurd opening act, with title cards introducing the characters, explaining what their karaoke song of choice is, to witnessing Brazilian footballer Neymar sitting down with Samuel L. Jackson to tuck into some oriental cuisine. It becomes clear this is not your typical action thriller, and from thereon things just weirder. And weird, in this instance, is not necessarily a good thing.

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) has been in hiding for well over a decade, in exile, staying well clear of the xXx programme initiated by Augustus Gibbons (Jackson) – and yet the man who doesn’t wish to be found, is detected by the unwavering Jane Marke »

- Stefan Pape

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Competition: Win an ‘Army of One’ Blu-ray & iTunes code!

18 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Army of One – available on Digital Download 23rd Jan. and DVD/Blu-ray 6th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray and an iTunes download code courtesy of Arrow Films!

Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage is at his gonzo, goofball best as an American man on a mission to single-handedly mount a war on terror in Army of One. Directed by comedy genius Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno, The Dictator, Curb Your Enthusiasm), it’s made all the more berserk and bizarre by the fact that it is a true story!

As the feckless, reckless bearded Faulkner – a real life character whose ill-equipped warlord hunting antics astounded the world – Cage is mesmerizingly hilarious. Gleefully unhinged, sporting combat gear and wraparound shades, he plays beautifully off stand-up superstar Russell Brand (as God) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), as the high school crush who helps him prepare for his ill-advised solo mission. »

- Phil Wheat

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Exclusive: Rami Malek Reveals He Will Sing as Freddie Mercury in Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

12 January 2017 5:22 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After winning an Emmy for playing a laconic cyber security hacker on Mr. Robot, Rami Malek now has the challenge of portraying the flashy frontman for Queen, the late Freddie Mercury. Malek dished to Et about how deep he's diving into the role.

"I will sing a little bit," Malek told Et's Kevin Frazier at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. "Why not?"

Read: Sacha Baron Cohen Drops Freddie Mercury Movie

While Malek might not share Mercury's legendary four-octave range, his Mr. Robot co-star, Christian Slater, assured us that Malek will do more than hold his own.

"We share dressing rooms, and I put a cup up and I hear him singing in there," Slater explained. "It's going to blow everybody away."

This won't be the first time Malek sings on camera. The 35-year-old actor once belted out "Put on a Happy Face" on the canceled Fox sitcom, The War at Home.

"I'm stoked »

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Kenneth Lonergan and Lucas Hedges talk ‘Manchester By The Sea’

12 January 2017 1:27 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Manchester by the Sea is writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s first film in five years – since the universally critically acclaimed Margaret – and he’s getting used to people asking him why it took him so long.

“It’s a lot of work, and it takes a lot of time to do, and a lot of time to plan. I’m also a playwright, so in the time between Margaret and this film, I wrote three plays and directed two of them. I do other kinds of work as well.”

Manchester by the Sea began when his friend Matt Damon asked Lonergan if he would consider writing the screenplay. They had worked together in 2002 in a West End production of Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth.

Matt Damon and John Krasinski came to Lonergan with the core idea of the character of Lee. Lee went through a terrible tragedy, left home, »

- Paul Heath

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Oscars 2017: Does Aaron Taylor-Johnson Stand a Chance at Best Supporting Actor After Winning the Golden Globe?

10 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Courtesy: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

While last night’s Golden Globes unequivocally belonged to La La Land, it started out with one of the biggest shocks of this awards season: Aaron Taylor-Johnson winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Nocturnal Animals. Does this surprise upset mean the British thespian is gearing up for winning Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars?

It’s important to first note that even Taylor-Johnson’s Golden Globes nomination wasn’t expected by most awards season prognosticators and, if someone from Tom Ford’s latest flick were to have a shot at the trophy, their money was placed on co-star Michael Shannon. And when it came to winning most had their money on Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Dev Patel (Lion), or even Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins) — not Taylor-Johnson. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Kidman, Gibson win Aacta International Awards

8 January 2017 4:34 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nicole Kidman won the Aacta International Award for Best Supporting Actress, while Mel Gibson won Best Direction. (Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Aacta)

The 6th Aacta International Awards were held in Los Angeles over the weekend, and saw a mixture of both Aussie and international talent honoured.

La La Land was the big winner of the night, taking home Best Film over competitors Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival. Emma Stone also won Best Lead Actress for her role in the musical.

Mel Gibson earned Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge, following on from the nine awards the film received at the domestic Aacta awards in December..

Fellow Aussie film Lion picked up two gongs, with Nicole Kidman awarded Best Supporting Actress, and Dev Patel Best Supporting Actor.

Manchester by the Sea — nominated in six of the seven categories —..also took home two awards, with writer-director Kenneth Lonergan »

- Jackie Keast

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‘La La Land’ Wins Best Film at Australian Academy International Awards

6 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

La La Land” has dominated the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) International  Awards with trophies for Best Film and Best Lead Actress for Emma Stone.

La La Land” topped “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea.”

Nominees attending Friday night’s ceremonies at the Avalon Hollywood included Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Luke Hemsworth, Kenneth Lonergan, Harvey Weinstein, Sacha Baron Cohen and Joel Edgerton. Among those taking the stage were host Daniel MacPherson and presenters Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Julian McMahon, Alan Dale, Radha Mitchell, Damon Herriman, Luke Bracey and Simon Baker.

Gibson received the award for Best Direction for World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” which dominated at Aacta’s domestic Awards in Sydney last month with nine awards, including Best Direction.

Manchester by the Sea” received two Aacta International Awards with Kenneth Lonergan receiving the Award for Best Screenplay, and Casey Affleck »

- Dave McNary

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Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes Join ‘Holmes and Watson’

6 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We first heard about Holmes and Watson back in 2008. At the time, it was going to star Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, but the comedy fell to the wayside, and we instead got two Sherlock Holmes movies from Guy Ritchie. The musical was revived last summer with Ferrell still onboard but with Cohen out. Etan Cohen‘s (Get Hard) film now […]

The post Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes Join ‘Holmes and Watson’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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14 of the Wildest Golden Globe Moments Ever

4 January 2017 1:22 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Golden Globes has long held a reputation as the loosey-goosey younger sibling of the Academy Awards. Maybe it’s because it’s the start of awards show season, and stars aren’t yet tired of the red carpet grind. Or maybe it’s just become a self-fulfilling prophecy of the show that celebrities are going to get a little silly, but for whatever reason, the Globes annually seem to give us more double-take moments than most Hollywood spectacles. Let’s look at some of our favorites.

Emma Thompson throws her shoes (2014)

One word: Queen.

Lady Gaga vs. Leonardo DiCaprio »

- alexheigl

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