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Stoner comedy Don Peyote tells the story Warren Allman, an unemployed graphic novelist who finally finds a purpose in life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching the end is near. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with 2012 doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiance is busy planning their wedding.
Seemingly a labour of love for co-writer, co-director and star Dan Fogler, Don Peyote plays out like a wannabe Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, only without any of the style and visual flare of Terry Gilliam. I can certainly see why Fogler would want to produce such a movie – after all the majority of his most famous roles see him playing »
- Phil Wheat
The Wrap has reported that the currently untitled return of director Cameron Crowe (Vanilla Sky, Almost Famous) has been pushed back from it’s original Christmas Day release until the middle of next spring. And while it may seem like a downer, it sounds like Sony, who are distributing the movie, have made the right choice considering the competition it faced in the Us over Christmas.
In the Us, the film was originally set to go head-head-to-head with a glut of wide, and potential hit, films. Disney’s big film for the festive season, an adaptation of musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine was arguably the biggest obstacle.
Other obsticles included Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken, cult-comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, which begins it’s limited release on the same day, but will still draw in the crowds. »
- Scott Davis
Sony Pictures has moved its Untitled Cameron Crowe Project from December 25, 2014 to May 29, 2015. Here's what Sony Pictures chairman Jeff Blake had to say about the release date shift, commenting that director Cameron Crowe's movie is tailor-made for a summer release.
"Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release. The movie is Cameron at his best."
The Untitled Cameron Crowe Project will now go up against Focus Features' Insidious Chapter 3 and Paramount's Monster Trucks on May 29, which is the weekend after the Memorial Day holiday. If it would have stayed in its Christmas Day slot, it would have gone up against Paramount's comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the Disney musical Into the Woods, The Weinstein Company's animated adaptation Paddington and the Universal true-story drama Unbroken.
Thanks to "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven," FX had a huge Emmy nomination haul two weeks ago. And with "Fargo" leading the way, the network still has some of the best reviewed shows on TV. However, "Tyrant" and "The Strain" both drew mixed reviews, as did the comedies "Married" and "You Are The Worst." Fxx is still struggling to find an identity as it awaits a massive influx of "Simpsons" repeats. And just last week, FX announced that it would no longer be providing L+Sd ratings for reporters, preferring the fuller picture of Live+3 and Live+7 numbers. So let's just say that FX President John Landgraf will have plenty to talk about on Monday (July 21) morning at the Television Critics Association press tour... Click through and follow along... 9:19 a.m. We were delayed a bit by a couple embargoed released for announcements that are coming in the next five minutes. »
- Daniel Fienberg
I don’t always get out to see movies these days and I’ve missed some this summer that I wanted to see. My Mary and I had a chance to sneak in a film this week and we chose to catch How To Train Your Dragon 2 before it disappeared from the movie theaters. We had seen the first one and I had been impressed: good story, good animation, and a sense of things having consequences.
I liked the sequel even more.
I should note that sequels can be notoriously difficult to pull off well. You’ve already told your story. What else do you have and, if it’s any good, why didn’t you tell it first? Mind you, there are notable exceptions to the rule. Godfather II is not only better than the first film, it’s often described as one of the best films of all time. »
- John Ostrander
How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014.
Directed by Dean DeBlois.
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
My brain needed a night’s sleep to make the connection and allow me to figure out what HTTYD2 reminded me of. But this morning it clicked.
That’s a rather lofty comparison I’m aware, but whilst this DreamWorks sequel doesn’t hit those heights it does a great job in the same way Empire did. Not only does it give us more of Hiccup and Toothless in an entertaining way, but it »
- Chris Cooper
The honeymoon’s over – and it has been for a while on FX’s newest comedy, Married.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the worst of Russ’ problems (according to his friends, it’s not even a real problem) in the show’s premiere, which aired Thursday at 10/9c.
We want to know what you thought of the episode, but first, a recap.
Love may be patient, but it can also get a little threadbare after years of routine — and child-rearing. That’s the central theme of FX’s latest sitcom Married (premiering tonight at 10/9c).
The series follows Russ and Linda (Ben & Kate‘s Nat Faxon and Arrested Development‘s Judy Greer) as they try to keep romance (and their sex life) alive while raising their three kids on one income. (He’s a graphic designer, she’s a stay-at-home mom.)
“It’s the non-glossy version of what living »
Update: Congratulations to Lucien P., the winner of Hiccup's Dragon Blade!
The Dragon Blade is one of Hiccup's coolest inventions in How to Train Your Dragon 2 - how'd you like to win it? To enter, just tweet your favorite moment in the film to @KidsPickFlicks using #HiccupsDragonBlade. You can enter by emailing the info to Tara@KidsPickFlicks.com with #HiccupsDragonBlade in the subject line.
"The center of the hilt (it's a sword hilt) pops open and it contains two cannisters (which would be the D batteries in the toy):
* One contains the liquid napalm-like saliva of a Monstrous Nightmare (that's Hookfang, Snotlout's dragon in the movie), its higly flammable.
* The second cannister contains gas from the two-headed Hideous Zippleback, »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
★★★★☆Few could have predicted the gargantuan success of DreamWorks' 2010 franchise opener How to Train Your Dragon - an animated adaptation of Cressida Cowell's children's book series. It came out of nowhere to dazzle audiences to a tune of $500m worldwide with its soaring visuals and underlying poignancy. It's little wonder then that Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) - a sequel that not only matches the quality of its predecessor, but quite often bests it - is primed and ready. Five years after the war between the village of Berk and dragons came to an end, all appears to be well, with Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler) keen for Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) to follow in his footsteps.
- CineVue UK
Director: Dean DeBlois
Running Time: 103 minutes
Synopsis: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons, and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace.
How To Train Your Dragon started life as a book series written by Cressida Cowell before becoming a smash animated movie for DreamWorks in 2010. The film followed peace-loving Viking Hiccup as he forged an alliance with a loveable dragon called Toothless.
Now four years later Hiccup and Toothless are back. Set five years after the first film ended we rejoin a restless Hiccup who isn’t sure where he should fit in his newly formed world. His father wants him to be Chief, but Hiccup »
- Kat Smith
Jay Baruchel should be happy that he will be residing in his home country of Canada for his new series. Fxx has confirmed that Man Seeking Woman will be another one of their show filmed in Canada, Toronto for this show. Fxx has been slowly moving production over there for an unknown reason, which perhaps could also lead to why Jay was chosen .to play the lead role. Production should start soon and we can assume that it will premier sometime next year in 2015.
This show sounds interesting and promising. But I am not sure if the world is ready for another show like this. Especially since they already have so many similar shows out there like this one. It is overdone, unless they focus on his dating fails and make him not fall for his best female friend. Then maybe it could be saved, but even at that it is a doubt. »
- Sarah Peel
Having stopped the Red Death and ushered in a new age of human-dragon relations, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless have left Berk in the hope of spreading their message of inter-species solidarity to the rest of the viking world. It’s a belief they share with the former’s estranged mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett), who he encounters while trying to track down Drago Blundvist (Djimon Hounsou), a figure from his father Stoick’s (Gerard Butler) past who is in the process of building a dragon army. While he and his mother reconnect, Berk’s other dragon riders, Astrid (America Fererra), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T. J. Miller) use dragon hunter Eret (Kit Harrington) to help find Drago.
- Steven Neish
Speaking to Digital Spy, the actress told all about the movie's more shocking moments, its underlying social political themes, and revealed whether she now gets recognised more as Astrid or Ugly Betty.
The film is released in UK cinemas on July 11. »
Undeclared‘s Jay Baruchel will see him returning to the small screen next year. Fxx just confirmed a new series called Man Seeking Woman is his new project. It will be a half-hour show that follows Jay’s character as he seeks to find his special someone in this crazy world. The show is another attempt by Fxx to win over younger audiences with fun and quirky shows. Britt Lower, Maya Erskine and Eric Andre will be joining Jay on his 10 episode first season next year.
This type of show is clearly not new. Fxx could be hoping to win over fans of How I Met Your Mother, but with a more unstructured story. While we are sure fans may not be jumping for joy, it does hold a lot of promise. Jay has made a name for himself on comedies and we can expect his fans will enjoy it. »
- Sarah Peel
Jay Baruchel may be a movie star, but he shares a fear with many ordinary Canadians: that our little northern haven is not long for this world. He's worried the United States is simply too big and too powerful.
The star of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" told The Guardian he's afraid "Canada will cease to exist sometime in the next two centuries."
Baruchel said fears Canada will go the way of the Crusades-era Kingdom of Jerusalem, which lasted a little less than 200 years.
"I'm sure at year 100 they thought they'd be around for ever. And now no one has any idea about them!" he said. "So I can't help but think that way about my tiny little country of 30 million people next to a superpower of 300 million."
Baruchel is voicing concern amid mounting evidence that Canada's TV and movie industry is entering a difficult period.
Major budget cuts »
- Michael Bolen
Dan Folger's comedy Don Peyote will be coming out on DVD next Tuesday, July 8. We have two DVDs and two posters, signed by Folger, to give away before then. So before you head out for your own epic journey of self discovery this holiday weekend, take a moment to enter this giveaway. A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime in this off-the-wall comedy starring Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and a host of celebrity cameos. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with Doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiancé is busy planning their wedding. All you have to do to enter is e-mail...
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Now that Yahoo has saved Community from cancellation, fans of Enlisted are hoping the site is willing to save their show, too. It makes sense to me, especially since Enlistedis a younger comedy with a better chance of finding new viewers through word of mouth.
Sherlock has been renewed for a fourth season that will include a special followed by three more episodes. Sadly, filming doesn’t begin until next year.
Carol Kane has taken a role on Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham according to TVLine. She’ll play the mother of an iconic Batman character.
Okay. I don’t know how to feel about this. Walton Goggins will appear in the final season of Sons of Anarchy as transgender character Venus Van Dam. I hear Venus started out as an offensive joke but became a praise-worth character in the latest season. Unfortunately, SoA has been on »
- Lyle Masaki
To celebrate the release of How To Train Your Dragon 2 on 10th July, we’re giving three lucky readers the chance to win a batch of How To Train Your Dragon 2 merchandise packs and a hardback copy of The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2! The packs include the following goodies: Puzzle, Ball, Keychain, Stationary Set, Tail Pen, Ice-Stir, T-Shirt and Viking Helmet Game.
Fans won’t want to miss The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2: This outstanding insider’s guide reveals the creative process behind the film, featuring more than 300 concept sketches and an introduction by Gerard Butler!
The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago. »
Here are the rest of the details:
Fxx Takes Out Personal Ad For "Man Seeking Woman"
Network Orders 10 Episodes of Half-Hour Comedy Starring Jay Baruchel From Executive Producers Simon Rich, Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels, Produced by Broadway Video for FX Productions
Series Will Premiere in 2015
Los Angeles, July 2, 2014 - Fxx has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy series Man Seeking Woman, starring Jay Baruchel from former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The series will air on Fxx and premiere in 2015. »
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