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Don’t mess with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy – says the latest poster for their upcoming comedy The Heat! We already shared some cool clips from Paul Feig‘s latest flick, so I’m sure you know it follows the above mentioned ladies who join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord. Will they become best buddies after all? That’s a plan… Bridesmaids helmer Feig directed the whole thing from a script written by Katie Dippold, and beside Bullock and McCarthy, The Heat cast also includes Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans and Michael Rapaport. Still, it’s all about Bullock’s character FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn, described as a »
- Jeanne Standal
The 20th Century Fox comedy The Heat may be taking a page from the Red 2 poster playbook (or possibly the NBA's Miami Heat color scheme) in the latest one-sheet. Sandra Bullock stars as uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn who is forced to team up with the loose cannon Boston detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), in order to take down a notorious drug lord. While they may not be the best of friends, Sarah and Shannon certainly seem ready for action in this poster for director Paul Feig's comedy, in theaters June 28.
The Heat comes to theaters June 28th, 2013 and stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Kaitlin Olson, Taran Killam, Raw Leiba, Michael Rapaport, Thomas F. Wilson, Demián Bichir. The film is directed by Paul Feig. »
Multi-talented director Eli Roth is showing off his acting skills once again in the thriller Aftershock, which is in theaters this Friday. Playing a character lovingly referred to as Gringo, Roth co-wrote and produced this tale of an earthquake that hits Chile while he and his new found friends are partying at a club. They must survive the aftermath in what turns out to be quite a gruesome ride.
We recently caught up with Eli, who was participating in a junket for the film at Los Angeles' exclusive home to magicians ,The Magic Castle. From a room adorned with owls, the director of Hostel and Cabin Fever revealed that Aftershock is based on real events that happened to director Nicolás López. He also spoke a tiny bit about his own next directoriual effort The Green Inferno, »
Chicago – The annual CineYouth Festival in Chicago opened on May 9th with a very special guest – John Francis Daley – who is an actor (“Bones,” “Freaks and Geeks”) screenwriter (“Horrible Bosses”) and director. The CineYouth Festival is May 9th-11th and is presented by the Chicago International Film Festival.
John Francis Daley was born in Wheeling, Illinois, but grew up backstage while his father, R.F. Daley, performed on Broadway. His first break came at nine years old when he joined the touring company in the stage version of “Tommy.” In 1999, he played the role of Sam Weir in the formidable cast of “Freaks and Geeks,” which included future stars James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segal. After doing stints on “The Geena Davis Show” (2000-01) and “Kitchen Confidential” (2005-06), he landed the role of Dr. Lance Sweets on the long-running “Bones.”
John Francis Daly at the CineYouth Festival in Chicago, May 9th, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Freaks and Geeks Episode 3 ‘Tricks and Treats’
Directed by Bryan Gordon
Written by Paul Feig
Aired 10/30/1999 on NBC
It always amazes me how Freaks and Geeks started a series with such strong episodes, only to be ignored by the public and dismissed by NBC. ‘Tricks and Treats’ is a thoroughly impressive hour of television, weaving all these different ideas of maturity and acceptance into the always-ripe-for-comedy holiday story, laying out what’s great and terrible about them when you’re either a child, adult – or like the people at McKinley High, stuck in the awkward place between the two.
For all intents and purposes, Jean Weir is the focus of ‘Tricks and Treats’, detailing both the emotional journey of a parent, and as a good-natured mother living in the early 1980s. Jean’s one of those mothers (like my own was) who gets excited about the prospect of an upcoming holiday, »
There’s a fun little series on NPR, titled “Watch This,” which occasionally takes a look at the favorite films from filmmakers such as William Friedkin, Paul Feig, and Kevin Smith. The latest edition features “The Sopranos” creator David Chase and it’s filled with a lot of interesting choices. It’s always fascinating to learn more about what influences certain filmmakers and Chase’s list definitely reflects that. His list includes Stanley Kubrick's “Barry Lyndon,” Vittorio De Sica's “Bicycle Thieves,” Laurel and Hardy’s “Saps at Sea,” Powell and Pressburger’s “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” and “A Canterbury Tale” (check out our recent retrospective on the filmmakers), Lindsay Anderson’s “O Lucky Man!,” Luis Bunuel’s “Tristana” and “Viridana,” and Johnathan Demme’s “Something Wild” (the most contemporary picture of the bunch). David Chase cites “Barry Lyndon” as his favorite Kubrick movie, saying “What’s great about it, »
- Ken Guidry
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Check out the trailer for the lesbian road-trip movie Cloudburst starring Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker (and will be screening at festivals this summer). This movie is totally going to make me cry.
Are you ready for tonight’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Here’s a sneak peek if you’re like me and you can’t wait.
Out rocker Skin, from the British band Skunk Anansie is suing her wedding planner for a full refund. Skin and her wife Christiana Wyly hired Besos Concierge, a women-only event planning company to organize their lavish Italian wedding. The couple claim that they paid an “all-inclusive fee to plan their wedding and cover the costs of the ceremony and party »
- Bridget McManus
At CinemaCon, The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min assembled and moderated a terrific panel, "Driving Financial Success: Women + Movies = Bigger Box Office," including Geena Davis (see her video address below), who runs the influential Institute on Gender and Media, director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids," "The Heat"), Nina Jacobson ("The Hunger Games"), Amy Miles (CEO Regal Entertainment Group), and Vanessa Morrison (President, Fox Animation Studios), addressing the myriad issues women have with Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Clearly, despite all the evidence over the years showing how big hits aimed at women often are, from "Thelma and Louise" to "Sex and the City," the Hollywood studios would rather chase after distracted young men with violent VFX than continue to make modest-budgeted hits aimed at the underserved women's audience. Min started off by asking why the media likes to hate Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow so much. Jm: It's a. »
- Anne Thompson
Harmony Korine and friends already gave us a taste of sand, sun and heavy weaponry, but it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet. Maybe that’s because global warming is making everything so cool or because President Obama keeps delaying all of our vacation planes, but the hugeness of the season still hasn’t fully descended. That’ll change this weekend when Iron Man 3 drops an arc reactor into theaters. Then, the parade of unbelievably massive summer movies commences with buddy cops, mischievous teens, people probably named Khan, bald Matt Damons, super men, and the end of the world itself in tow. It’s a tight race this year. Optimism runs high, and the next few months are packed full with studios and indie outfits hoping to entertain and score big, so the task of naming the 13 most-anticipated summer movies was a tough one. So instead of hurting our brains over it, we »
- FSR Staff
Warner Bros. has slotted a July 2, 2014 opening for "Tammy," placing it in direct competition with Sony's comedy "Sex Tape" starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and Disney's fairy tale extravaganza "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie.
No doubt Warners is feeling confident in the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning McCarthy's drawing power after she helped the studio's February comedy "Identity Thief" outperform expectations and become one of the few genuine hits so far in 2013.
While the move is unlikely to faze Disney, the question now is whether or not Sony blinks considering the far more mixed track record of both Diaz and Segel at the box office.
"Tammy" stars McCarthy as a recently unemployed woman who discovers her husband has been cheating and takes off a road trip with her boozehound grandma. »
This Summer, like all the previous ones before it, is filled to the brim with new films all striving for your attention. It’s understandable that this can be a tad overwhelming and it’s tough to keep up with the many releases happening in such a short period of time. Cinelinx is here to help you with our Summer Preview Guide! We take a look at all the films coming out in June (including trailers, synopsis, and more) in order to prepare you for what’s ahead.
For our May Preview Guide and all of our other Summer 2013 movie coverage be sure to hit the link.
Directed By: James DeMonaco
Written By: James DeMonaco
Official Synopsis: In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. »
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The summer season has, over the past few decades, become synonymous with movie blockbuster season, as studios have found the months of May to August to contain the most profitable release dates for big-budget tentpole features, leading to the summer of recent years being filled with superhero films, big budget CGI features, and other tentpole movies that draw in huge crowds. This year is no different, as Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is set to kick off the summer movie season as May rolls around. However, this doesn’t mean non-blockbuster features don’t make their way to theatres during this time, and for those looking for smaller features, there are plenty of viewing options. Here are ten of our most anticipated non-blockbuster features set to be released over the next few months.
Author’s note: All films were selected based on their release date in American theatres. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
It's that time of year again*on May 3rd, the Summer movie season officially begins with the domestic release of Iron Man 3.Last Summer was very top-heavy with comic book blockbusters The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises; this year's slate is much more diverse, which should be beneficial to the overall health of the box office. Guaranteed blockbusters include Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, Monsters University and Despicable Me 2, while more original fare like White House Down, The Heat and Pacific Rim should do strong business as well. Summer 2011 holds the current record with $4.4 billion*with around 20 movies likely to earn over $100 million, it's almost a foregone conclusion that Summer 2013 will wind up exceeding that figure. Ahead of the beginning of the season, here are predictions for the Top 20 domestic titles (with foreign forecast included as well), along with some »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Welcome to the "Arrested Development" Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 15 of Season 2, "Sword of Destiny," which first aired March 27, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.
Plot: Michael has to be admitted to the hospital at one of the worst possible times for the Bluth Company, leaving his new assistant Tobias to take over without Michael's approval. Meanwhile, Gob wants to get back in the good graces of the Magician's Alliance and devises a plan to pretend to be Buster's assistant at a Gothic Castle booking to impress Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller). Also, Lindsay teaches George Michael how to drive.
Bluth Company status: Troubled. A contract to build 22 houses has been cut to 18 (in a not-so-thinly-veiled »
Earlier today some more details emerged on the sequel to “21 Jump Street,” a film that has taken the slow and steady approach to getting in front of cameras. Production now looks likely to be underway on “21 Jump Street 2” at least 18 months after the first film hit theaters, and that’s a gap that a couple of upcoming comedies are hoping to avoid should their first installments prove a success. Both “The Heat” – Paul Feig’s Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy cop comedy due for release on June 28 – and “Ride Along” – Tim Story’s Ice Cube-Kevin Hart buddy cop comedy due for release January 17, 2014 – have tentatively started work on sequels. Now whether this bodes well for the prospective quality/profitability of the two movies or whether it’s simply a case of overconfidence remains to be seen, but we’re certainly hoping that it points to the former. »
- Joe Cunningham
Freaks and Geeks Episode 1 ‘Pilot’
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Written by Paul Feig
If there’s such thing as a perfect pilot, Freaks and Geeks‘s first hour is it. Most pilots are mish-mashed groups of scenes with some overly constructed jokes, an audience-grabbing plot hook, and numerous scenes where characters explain who other characters are. ‘Pilot’ is the exact opposite of that, a beautiful, detailed photograph into a high school in suburban Detroit on the first day back from summer vacation. From that first scene, where an overwrought confession of love between a football player and cheerleader (“I just love you so much… it scares me”) is shoved off-frame to introduce us to the ‘freaks’, Freaks and Geeks established itself as a different kind of high school show, one that wasn’t afraid to be honest about shitty high school life when you’re not “one of the cool kids. »
Sounds like buddy cop comedies are all the rage in Hollywood right now. Hot on the heels of news of a summer release for a 21 Jump Street sequel with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller returning with stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, there are two more buddy cop comedies with sequels in development, and the first films haven't even hit theaters. Deadline has word that Fox is already developing the script for a sequel to this summer's The Heat starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, and Universal is working on a sequel for their comedy Ride Along starring Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart. Read on! We've already seen a funny red band trailer for The Heat, and we're hoping the film from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is worthy of its summer release date on June 27th. Katie Dippold will script the sequel as part of her deal with Fox and Chernin Entertainment. »
- Ethan Anderton
Fox and Universal are planning sequels for The Heat and Ride Along, two films that have yet to hit the big screen. Fox has already reached a pricey deal with The Heat writer; and Universal is in early negotiations with two of the writers who helped pen Ride Along.
The first deal comes from Fox – they managed to get Katie Dippold to write a sequel to the Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock comedy The Heat, which is scheduled to hit theaters this summer, on June 28th. The original film was directed by Paul Feig, and follows an unlikely team of female law enforcers.
Universal hasn’t reached a deal yet, but is engaged in early talks with Ride Along writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. They want them to come back and pen a sequel. Though the film doesn’t hit theaters until next year (on January 17), the studio clearly »
- Laura Frances
In the film, Bullock plays a by-the-books FBI agent who teams with a rough-around-the-edges local Boston cop (McCarthy) to take down a drug lord.
Meanwhile, Universal is already moving forward with a sequel to the Tim Story-directed "Ride Along" and have hired Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi to pen it. The first film doesn't hit cinemas until next January.
- Garth Franklin
Here.s how you know we.re in for a pair of winners in the coming months: Hollywood already has plans to produce sequels for two movies that are still months away from arriving in theaters. Those two titles would be The Heat and Ride Along, two buddy-cop comedies that are tracking extremely well, according to Deadline, and has inspired their studios to start the wheels spinning on second chapters. The Heat stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as polar opposite police officers who have to join forces to take down a criminal element. Paul Feig of Bridesmaids fame directs, and the early clips suggest tremendous chemistry between the two funny ladies. 20th Century Fox already showed a vote of confidence in the comedy by moving it out of April and giving it a prime June weekend release date, and now Deadline says that Katie Dippold has been hired to »
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