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Best of the Week: 'Inside Out' Buzz, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Back Stories and More

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The Important News   Chris Pratt said he's doing some non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel movies.  Reese Witherspoon will star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie. Peter Sarsgaard will play the villain in The Magnificent Seven. Pitch Perfect 2 topped the box office last weekend.  Inside Out is getting great reviews. Jack Black will make another movie with Jared Hess. Ed Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2. World War Z is coming in 2017.     The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Steve JobsMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, We Are Your Friends, Cooties, The Gallows, Batkid Begins, A Very Murray...

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Leslie Mann, Kat Dennings Join The Croods 2

15 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

DreamWorks Animation is expanding the voice cast for The Croods 2, its upcoming sequel to the 2013 animated hit, with news that Leslie Mann (This is 40) and Kat Dennings (Thor: The Dark World) will lend their voices to new characters.

Mann will portray the matriarch of an upscale family that winds up in a rivalry with the titular caveman family and their human companion. Dennings, meanwhile, will play the frustrated daughter of that new family, who yearns to hunt but is consistently suppressed by her “civilized” parents.

The key players are all back for this follow-up, including Nicolas Cage as the Croods’ patriarch Grug, Catherine Kenner as mother Ugga, feisty daughter Eep (Emma Stone), luggish son Thunk (Clark Duke), ferocious grandma Gran (Cloris Leachman) and Ryan Reynolds as human companion Guy. Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders are once again writing and directing.

DreamWorks Animation’s Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria »

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Watch Best of 'Red Nose Day': Anna Kendrick as Indiana Jones, 'Game of Thrones' Musical

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Last night, NBC aired a live special to raise money for Red Nose Day to help children around the world. Pretty much every celebrity you can think of was part of the show -- since "Do You Want to Help Save Children?" is a strong pitch. You can head to NBC's site to see the full episode and learn how you can get involved with donations, but here are five video highlights:

"Indiana Jones With Anna Kendrick"

As this video's intro states, "After the excitement surrounding the all-female 'Ghostbusters' reboot, Hollywood is now remaking hundreds of classic films with female leads." Cue Anna Kendrick in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." We see her in the pivotal scene where she has to choose the right grail cup ... and maybe choose a few more to take home and decorate her house.

"Game of Thrones, Coldplay's New Musical"

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- Gina Carbone

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‘Red Nose Day': Live Fundraiser Blends Star Pitches, Comedy Performances

21 May 2015 9:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Do something funny for money” was the slogan of NBC’s inaugural “Red Nose Day” telecast, a live three-hour show that helped raise more than $21 million to aid children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

The telecast that originated Thursday from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom went off with only a few minor hitches that were probably not visible to the viewing audience at home.

Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski each hosted an hour of the program that blended pitches from stars such as Julianne Moore, Olivia Wilde and Gwenyth Paltrow with taped comedy segments produced by Funny or Die and in-studio bits from “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost, Michael Che and Jay Pharaoh, as well as Billy Eichner and Josh Groban.

In between the entertainment, short films featuring celebrity appeals on behalf of specific causes struck a serious note. Jack Black traveled »

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Red Nose Day on NBC: Best and Worst Moments

21 May 2015 8:41 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s hard to criticize Red Nose Day as a charitable event — only an actual monster would object to raising money for needy kids in the U.S. and abroad — but that doesn’t mean NBC’s accompanying three-hour telecast is exempt from a critical eye.

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With dozens of A-listers including Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Ferrell, Ed Sheeran, Matt Lauer and Helen Mirren in the lineup, expectations were high. And while some folks vastly exceeded our predictions (hi, Jack Black, could you please pass all the Kleenex? »

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Celebs Bring the Funny for Red Nose Day: Gwyneth Paltrow Hangs Out, Robert Pattinson Crashes a Car & More!

21 May 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What's Red Nose Day, you ask? It first started in Britain in 1988 to raise money for poverty-stricken children in the UK and Africa. This year, the comedy benefit has extended to the United States, with NBC airing a three-hour special tonight, which included a very long list of star-studded hosts and cameos. David DuchovnySeth Meyers and Jane Krakowski are co-hosted the special, and more than 100 celebrities donated their time and comedy, including Zac EfronJennifer AnistonNeil Patrick HarrisMatt LeBlancJosh GrobanReese WitherspoonBenedict CumberbatchJack BlackMichelle Rodriguez,Will Ferrell, the coaches from NBC's The »

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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

21 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a »

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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

21 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a »

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Watch: Damon Lindelof Plays “Save or Kill”, Is Forced to Choose Star Wars or Trek

21 May 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At the recent Tomorrowland press day I landed an exclusive video interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof. As most of you know. the film stars George Clooney as Frank, a disillusioned boy-genius who teams up with Casey (Britt Robertson), a curious and optimistic scientifically-inclined teenager, to discover the secrets of the enigmatic place known as “Tomorrowland”. The film also stars Hugh LaurieTim McGrawJudy Greer, Kathryn HahnKeegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson and was written by Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen. While I’ll be posting what Lindelof had to say about the making of Tomorrowland on Friday, today I wanted to let you watch him play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone would choose when pitted against another of equal value. Han Solo or Indiana Jones – If you were »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21 May 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Having already announced earlier this year the ITV commission of Maigret for two stand-alone films starring Rowan Atkinson, Ealing Studios’ stake in GreenAcre will see them develop a TV slate for both UK and international broadcasters. 

It marks the first partnership at the newly restructured Ealing Studios headed by Ben Latham-Jones

Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. It will continue to co-produce its current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV.

As well as developing new TV projects, GreenAcre will also expand its feature film roster which already has a number of titles in development with the BFI. 

In a joint statement, GreenAcre co-founders Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks said: »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Watch Peter Dinklage Mock 'Game of Thrones' Deaths With Coldplay Song

20 May 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Tyrion Lannister is always in some kind of trouble, but he's "still going strong" on "Game of Thrones." Most of the Starks and Baratheons cannot say the same. (Sansa Stark is alive, but it's hard to argue that she's going strong right about now.) Peter Dinklage mocked the dead guys of Westeros in a new video clip to promote Red Nose Day.

Chris Martin's Coldplay teamed up with the "Game of Thrones" cast to produce "Game of Thrones: The Musical," which will air as part of the televised Red Nose Day celebration this Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. on NBC. Red Nose Day is fundraiser for children's charities and donations will be accepted during the live telecast, which will feature a ton of celebrities - including (via People), Will Ferrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Jack Black, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and more.

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Video Game Review: ‘Broken Age’ is Tricky, Whimsical & Outstanding

19 May 2015 6:57 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Double Fine Productions delves into the deepest, most repressed parts of the imagination and brings the wonders it finds into our reality. I took a long while to play and review “Broken Age,” the company’s Kickstarter darling, not because it was long or overly difficult, but because I was left thinking about the game constantly once I finished.

Video Game Rating: 4.5/5.0

Crushed!

“Broken Age” follows Shay, a disenchanted teen trapped in a spaceship, forced to complete mundane missions, and Vella, the subject of a morbid ceremony turned status-quo-challenger. I’d feel guilty giving more detail simply because the character’s stories are absolutely wonderful. They intertwine exquisitely, and the ability to switch between the two at any time both satisfies narrative desire and quells frustration.

Speaking of frustration, boy, is this game a treat. I played a small portion of it on my Vita, but the loading screens were too much to handle. »

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Jack Black and Jared Hess to re-team for Micronations

19 May 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Buffalo Film Company has announced that Jack Black (The D Train) and his Nacho Libre director Jared Hess are to re-team for the upcoming comedy Micronations.

The new film will see Black play a “loveable oddball” who ends up living in the strange world of “do-it-yourself countries” whose inhabitants have claimed their backyards as sovereign nations or “micronations”. He soon finds himself in the middle of a “full” scale war between two neighbouring micronations.

Written by New Girl scribes Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes, the film sounds like a mix of Black’s Gullivers Travels and Hess’ Napoleon Dynamite. And we cannot wait.

Black’s latest film, The D Train, is in selected cinemas across the U.S. now, with a UK release set for September.

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Jack Black Will Literally Go To War With His Neighbors In Micronations

18 May 2015 8:02 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It was all the way back in 2006 that Jack Black and director Jared Hess hooked up for the first time to make the Mexican wrestling-inspired comedy Nacho Libre, and nine years later, they're set to reunite. Both are now attached to make a new project called Micronations, which has quite the interesting logline. The Hollywood Reporter got word of this project out of the ongoing Cannes Film Market, saying that the project is based on a script by New Girl writers Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes. Described as being about a world of "do-it-yourself-countries," the movie follows a group of individuals who have decided to declare that their own land is an independent nation. Jack Black's character lives in the country of Valoria - said to have a population of 12 - and serves as the head of defense. The plot moves forward as he is drawn into one war »

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Interview: Jack Black and Richard Curtis Talk Red Nose Day USA Live Benefit

18 May 2015 5:27 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Having the natural ability to enthrallingly captivate audiences, particularly by naturally infusing both comedy and important sentiments into their lives as you bring them into other worlds, is an essential skill of all entertainers. But also possessing the pure passion to lead by example, and emphasize the importance of helping others without expecting anything in return, is also a vital characteristic that proves how admirable a public figure truly is overall. Actor Jack Black and writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (‘Love Actually,’ ‘About Time’) commendably not only bring their fans into intriguing worlds in their films, but are also working to reverse the harrowing effects that plague children and young adults who  [ Read More ]

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Jack Black Finds A New Comedy In Micronations

18 May 2015 5:03 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The last time Jack Black and Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess worked together, the result was Nacho Libre. They’ve decided to reunite for a new comedy called Micronations. Written by Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes, whose day job is crafting lines for the sitcom New Girl, the script follows eccentrics and weirdoes deciding to secede their backyards from the rest of the world and declaring them sovereign nations. Black will be a loveable type who ends up becoming the Head of Defence for the nation of Valoria (population: 12), which thrusts him into overblown combat with the neighbouring Wayne County, Nevada.“Once I learned that there were people within the United States who have created their very own countries, I knew I had to make a movie about them,” said Hess in a statement. “Jack and I have been looking for another project to team up on, and the hilarious »

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CollegeHumor To Bring ‘Comedy Music Hall Of Fame’ To IFC

18 May 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

CollegeHumor recently expanded its portfolio to include two new TV projects its Big Breakfast studio will create for TruTV. In addition, on May 19th, a separate CollegeHumor project will hit the small screen. The online comedy destination has teamed up with IFC for the Comedy Music Hall of Fame, a program that will air on IFC’s terrestrial channel before arriving on the CollegeHumor website.

Comedy Music Hall of Fame will be hosted by Paul F. Tompkins and “will honor the most important form of music—the type that makes you laugh,” according to information from CollegeHumor. The special, which will premiere on IFC at 10 Pm Est on the 19th, will also honor a man IFC calls the “godfather of comedy music”: "Weird Al" Yankovic. In addition, a number of prominent musical comedians, such as Tenacious D, Cdza, and The Gregory Brothers, will appear in sketches and interviews during the program. »

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Jack Black And Jared Hess Team Up For ‘Micronations’

18 May 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New comedy, Micronations will see Jack Black and Jared Hess teaming up again for the first time since 2006’s Nacho Libre.

The project follows a number of backyard nations in America, where Black is recruited as Head of Defence by the nation of Valoria (population: 12), ready to wage battle with the miniature state of Wayne County.

It’s clearly got lots of comic potential. Who doesn’t have some crackpot neighbours?

Buffalo Film Company, Electric Dynamite (owned by Black) and Damon Ross are producing. Buffalo is Hess’ new film company, which he co-runs with Brandt Andersen and Dave Hunter. New Girl writers, Snow and Magalhaes are penning the script.

In the meantime, Hess’ Masterminds is opening this August, while he’s also been attached to new Disney project, Overnight On 42Nd Street.

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Jared Hess Reteaming with Jack Black for 'Micronations' Comedy

18 May 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The next project from director Jared Hess, who previously gave us Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos and Don Verdean (at Sundance 2015), has been revealed. Hess is confirmed to direct Micronations. The Buffalo Film Company has announced details about the new film, which will star Jack Black as a loveable oddball who finds a place to belong among the bizarre and ridiculous world of "do-it-yourself countries" - made up of various eccentrics and visionaries who have declared their own backyards sovereign nations... or "micronations." After taking on religious antics with Don Verdean, this sounds like the perfect topic for Hess & Black to tackle next. And should fit right in with today's crazy political culture. "Once I learned that there were people within the United States who have created their very own countries, I knew I had to make a movie about them," says director Jared Hess. "Jack and I have »

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Jack Black Exploring Micronations With Napoleon Dynamite Helmer

18 May 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jack Black is reteaming with his Nacho Libre director Jared Hess for Micronations, which will peer inside the bizarre world of “do-it-yourself” countries.

The comedy, which boasts a screenplay by New Girl scribes Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes, centers on the weirdos and wackjobs who reside in backyards that they’ve declared to be sovereign. Black is playing a lovable oddball appointed the head of defense for the 12-person nation of Valoria, which is at war with a neighboring country.

Hess, who directed Napoleon Dynamite and the upcoming Masterminds, released an official statement:

“Once I learned that there were people within the United States who have created their very own countries, I knew I had to make a movie about them. Jack and I have been looking for another project to team up on, and the hilarious world of micronations spoke to both of us.”

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