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There are very few people on this planet that have amassed the same kind of cult-like worship as Bill Murray. Believed by many to be simply the coolest guy to walk the face of the Earth, Murray has earned a legendary reputation over the years.
Having collaborated with the who’s who of not only the comedy world but also the art film world, Murray boasts an impressive list of contacts. Cameron Crowe now gets to join the long list of directors that have worked with Bill, including Wes Anderson, Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and George Clooney, for this month’s Aloha.
Aloha follows a military contractor (Bradley Cooper) who ends up getting caught between an old love (Rachel McAdams) and a new one (Emma Stone). The film features a pretty stacked cast, with John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel all co-starring. Murray plays an eccentric billionaire »
- Amanda Wood
In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.
“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.
In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »
- Brian Welk
When last we checked in on the progress of the sequel to 2012’s hockey comedy Goon, word was that the film would shoot in the summer under the direction of the first film’s Michael Dowse. There has been a slight change in plans as Jay Baruchel will instead make his directorial debut with what we now know is called Goon: Last Of The Enforcers.Baruchel has been a driving force behind the Goon films from the start, and he’ll add directing to co-writing (with Jesse Chabot) and acting in the movie this time.Seann William Scott is back as hockey enforcer Doug “The Thug” Glatt for a story that sees his team, the Halifax Highlanders playing alongside new team members during a lockout. Scott has been busy training again in both fighting and skating for the film. He told Reddit users in an Ama that “if everybody »
The film – entitled Goon: Last of the Enforcers will see Seann William Scott back as Doug ‘The Thud’ Glatt, with Baruchel returning as Glatt’s best friend in addition to directing and co-writing with Jesse Chabot.
According to THR, the sequel will see Glatt’s team the Halifax Highlanders reuniting with a host of new players during a pro lockout. Production on the film is set to get underway next month in Toronto.
- Gary Collinson
Only after this year's fantastically funny new series "Man Seeking Woman" did I ever appreciate Jay Baruchel presence. The Fxx series, easily the best new show I've seen this year (although I haven't seen "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" or "Bloodline" yet), is highly inventive and way more inspired and clever than your average 20-something-based sitcom, and Baruchel carries the show with as much stride as an awkward lead character can. Now converted to Baruchel's on-screen work, I'm curious to see what he can do behind the camera. In addition to co-starring in the 2011 hockey comedy Goon, he also helped pen the screenplay beside Evan Goldberg, and with a sequel to the film in the works, Baruchel is pushing for more involvement. As he returns to this sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, as a writer alongside Jesse Chabot and actor, reprising the loud, foul-mouthed best friend Pat, he will also »
- Will Ashton
Baruchel will not only direct Goon: Last of the Enforcers but co-write and reprise his character, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Scott also returns to his role as his team will "reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout".
Baruchel currently stars in Fxx's Man Seeking Woman, which premiered in January. It was renewed for a second season in March.
The actor also appeared in Idlewild's latest single 'Every »
Now this is good news. THR is reporting that the sequel to Goon, the awesome cult hockey movie starring Seann William Scott, will be directed by actor Jay Baruchel, making his directorial debut with this film. Baruchel is a major proponent behind the entire film, as he's co-writing the screenplay with Jesse Chabot, and also starring again as Seann William Scott's character's friend Pat. Of course they've got Seann William Scott back as violent hockey player Doug "The Thug" Glatt and they're already gearing up to start filming in June in Toronto. I've got a good feeling about this, it all sounds quite promising, especially with Baruchel. It was also revealed the title of this follow-up is Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Bring on the hockey fights. The film will be produced by David Gross, Jesse Shapira, and Jeff Arkuss of No Trace Camping and André Rouleau of Caramel Films. »
- Alex Billington
Jay Baruchel (This is the End) is set to make his directorial debut on Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the follow-up to Michael Dowse’s (What If) 2011 hockey comedy Goon. Baruchel co-wrote the first film Evan Goldberg (The Interview) and is penning the script for the sequel alongside his writing partner Jesse Chabot. Goldberg will return as executive producer. The first film followed Sean William Scott's Doug 'The Thug' Glatt, a bouncer-turned-minor league hockey player with a penchant for fist fighting. Per THR, Scott is set to reprise his role as the pugilistic puck slinger "in a story that sees his team, the Halifax Highlanders, reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout." [caption id="attachment_151296" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Magnet[/caption] I look forward to seeing what Baruchel can do as a director. In addition to being a solid writer writer, he's a skilled comedic actor, and has really »
- Haleigh Foutch
As we proceed through the Stanley Cup playoffs, here’s a bit of big news from the world of hockey movies. A sequel to 2011’s Goon is finally moving forward. Titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the new film will once again star Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt. Jay Baruchel, who produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the […]
- Angie Han
Despite being Canadian, I've shown little interest in following our national pastime; I know, I'm sorry. I am however, always interested in films about hockey; figure that one out. It looks as though I've got a new hockey film to look forward to as, per THR, Jay Baruchel is set to make his directorial debut with a sequel to 2011's Goon. Baruchel will actually be performing triple duty on Goon: Last Of The Enforcers; in addition to directing, he'll also »
- Kevin Fraser
There aren't a lot of interesting movies hitting theaters this May. Heck, there aren't a lot of movies, period, hitting theaters this May. Sure, one title that will soon be crowned one of the biggest of all-time -- you know the one of which I speak -- after it bowed late last night to the tune of $27.6 million. Who knows, it could very well be the case that several of you read this article while you're standing in line to see the-movie-that-shall-not-be-named-until-page-two. And if that's the case, I urge you to share this with your cohorts, all those people standing around you looking for something to do until the movie finally (Finally!) starts. Do it now, don't worry, I'll wait. But back to what I was saying... Outside of a handful of blockbusters, there just isn't a lot on the release slate for the coming month. It's slim pickings, y'all! »
- Jordan Benesh
The 2011 ice hockey comedy Goon was, by distance, one of the most violent films of that year. It was also really rather good. Starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, the plan for some time had been to make a sequel to the movie. And finally, that sequel is happening.
Seann William Scott confirmed the news on Reddit, where he's just done one of its Ama whatsits. He wrote that "I did a bit of fight training for Goon. For Goon 2, I’ve been fight-training for the past month, and next month in May I start working with an Mma fighter, and then some skating (obviously, a lot of skating). We start shooting Goon 2 in mid-June, and if everybody does their jobs and we execute the amazing script »
"Goon" film star Seann William Scott has revealed that a sequel to the hockey comedy is set to start filming in a couple of months time. In a new Reddit Ama, Scott says he's been fight-training for the past month and begins work with an Mma fighter next month ahead of some skating lessons.
Ang Lee confirmed at Sony's CinemaCon presentation that he will shoot all of his military drama "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in 3D and at a ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second - twice that of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" film trilogy.
This marks the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 fps and is aimed at immersing viewers in »
- Garth Franklin
You wouldn't quite call it a sleeper hit (it didn't even reach $10m at the box office), but there's been talk of a sequel to the hockey comedy Goon ever since its release back in 2011. It's been a while since we heard anything, but the film's star Seann William Scott has just revealed that Goon 2 is suddenly underway, with shooting set to start in a couple of months time."I’ve been fight-training for the past month," Scott told Reddit, "and next month in May I start working with an Mma fighter, and then some skating (obviously, a lot of skating). We start shooting Goon 2 in mid-June, and if everybody does their jobs and we execute the amazing script that Jay Baruchel and his co-writer wrote, the fucking movie will be wicked.”That co-writer, if this is still the same set-up that Baruchel was talking about in 2012, is Jesse Chabot, »
At this point I think everyone has had the pleasure of checking out the underrated sports gem Goon. If not, get on that pronto and prepare yourself for a funny and oftentimes heartwarming tale of enforcer Doug Glatt (played to perfection by Seann William Scott) as he literally fights his way through minor league hockey. Writer Jay Baruchel has said that a sequel was in the works for some time now, but it looks like we finally have a production date. Thanks to an Ama Sean William Scott took »
- Sean Wist
The official Twitter account for Sony Pictures' upcoming romantic comedy Aloha has released a new poster, featuring stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Filmmaker Cameron Crowe returns to write and direct his first movie since 2011's We Bought a Zoo. The poster comes just a few months after the first trailer debuted back in February, and features the tagline, "Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello."
The story centers on a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper), who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs. He re-connects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. The supporting cast is rounded out by Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Bill Murray and John Krasinski.
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
On June 26, the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon unveils an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure: DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge! DreamWorks Animation and Netflix revealed the exact premiere date today, along with the first sneak peek at the exciting, action-packed opening credits. Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera who voice the two young Viking heroes in the feature film return to the television series to voice Hiccup and Astrid, and are joined by Christopher Mintz-Plasse and T.J. Miller who will reprise their roles as Fishlegs and Tuffnut in the series.
In this new original series, Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond the borders of Berk and discover the mysterious Dragon Eye - an ancient artifact filled with secrets that will lead them to new lands filled with undiscovered dragons. But the »
Fxx's "Man Seeking Woman" has its season finale on Wednesday (March 18) night at 10:30 with an episode titled "Scepter." Fortunately for fans of the frequently absurd romantic fantasia, Fxx announced a second season renewal last week for the Jay Baruchel comic vehicle. Last week's "Man Seeking Woman," which Fxx kept referring to as "Woman Seeking Man," was one of my favorite episodes to date. After eight episodes of often inspired, but occasionally repetitive, glimpses of heightened romance through the eyes of Baruchel's Josh, the episode titled "Teacup" inverted the formula and followed Britt Lower's Liz for 30 minutes. For me, the temporary swap to the gender dynamics served a number of purposes including the simple refreshing of an already-familiar structure, but a necessary ideological variation for viewers concerned that Josh's point-of-view left "Msw" occasionally too bro-y. In addition, in letting Lower shine for an episode, "Teacup" offered "Msw" evidence that »
- Daniel Fienberg
Ready For Their Close-Up: Six TV Characters Worthy of a Spin-Off
Television history is littered with the bodies of ill-advised spin-offs. Their corpses, copies of reviews and overnights crumpled in their clawed little hands, defile the memories of the successful shows that spawned them and serve as cautionary tales for every writer tempted to go to the same well twice… read the full article.
Why You Should Be Watching: You’re the Worst
When it debuted in early 2014 on FX, You’re the Worst unfortunately got lumped together with all the other shows about people in relationships that were in production or released around that time. You’re the Worst was a lower-key choice for the network: a small-scale character comedy that had none of the splashy, dramatic flare of other flagship shows. This tonal difference between the network and You’re the Worst was maybe why it was »
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