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Morgan Freeman and Jack Black back Iran nuclear deal for fear of becoming 'super dead'

1 hour ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actors are joined by Natasha Lyonne, plus assorted former CIA agents and ambassadors, in Global Zero funded video designed to aid the passage of Obama’s agreement through Congress

The actors Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and Natasha Lyonne have leant their support to Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

The stars feature in a new video designed to help persuade legislators to get the agreement through Congress when it goes to the vote in September. Alongside them are an eclectic mix of camera-friendly experts including ex-cia agent Valerie Plame, Queen Noor of Jordan and retired Us Ambassador Thomas R Pickering, who urge Americans to support the agreement lest they wind up “super dead”.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Welcome to Sweden: Cancelled and Pulled; No Season Three on NBC

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NBC is done with Welcome to Sweden according to executive producer and star Greg Poehler. He broke the news today via Instagram (see below).

On Welcome to Sweden, a former money manager to the stars (Poehler) decides to follow his Swedish love (Josephine Bornebusch) when she decides to move back to her native country. It's a big culture shock for him and he does his best to win over her unusual family. The rest of the cast includes Lena Olin, Claes Månsson, Patrick Duffy, Illeana Douglas, Christopher Wagelin, and Per Svensson. Guests this season include Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Neve Campbell, Jason Priestley, Jack Black, and Paul Simon.



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'Goosebumps' Set Visit: Jack Black Talks Monsters and R.L. Stine

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last summer, Movieweb was invited by Sony Pictures to the set of Goosebumps in Atlanta, Georgia. Goosebumps, for anyone living under a rock for the last thirty years, is a collection of children's horror books by author R.L. Stine. Stine is one of the best-selling writers in history with over four hundred million books sold. Goosebumps has had several adaptations over the years, but this is the first big-budget, Hollywood movie. Goosebumps is produced by Scholastic Media's Executive Vice-President, Deborah Forte; an industry stalwart who was also responsible for the popular 90s TV show based on the books. Jack Black stars with direction by animation and effects veteran Rob Letterman.

Our first note from Sony was to wear proper shoes. This is what you want to hear as a reporter attending a movie set. Why? Because the odds of just sitting around in a studio for hours watching takes is substantially decreased. »

- MovieWeb

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Morgan Freeman, Jack Black, Natasha Lyonne Push Congress to Approve Iran Nuke Deal (Video)

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and Queen Noor of Jordan are using their star power to convince Congress to approve the Iran nuclear deal. “Ultimately we could be forced into a war with Iran — another dangerous, drawn-out and expensive conflict in the Middle East with many lives lost,” Freeman warns if Congress doesn’t back the agreement. “The agreement currently on the table is the best way to ensure Iran doesn’t build a f–king bomb,” he continues. Also Read: Hollywood Jewish Moguls Torn on Iran Nuke Deal, Impact on Hillary Clinton Produced by Global Zero, an organization working to eliminate all nuclear weapons, »

- Itay Hod

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Kung Fu Panda 3 concept art shows Panda Village

22 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got some concept art from DreamWorks’ upcoming animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3, which reveals Panda Village…

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3


“We try to experience this through Po’s eyes, so we want to make it really special for him,” states production designer Raymond Zibach. “The fact that he comes back to other pandas and is going to learn their way of life was kind of magical to him because he thought none of this ever existed.”

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become »

- Gary Collinson

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'Waterworld': 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Kevin Costner's Epic

28 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's been two decades, and still, the waves from the tsunami that was "Waterworld" have not receded.

Released 20 years ago this week (on July 28, 1995), the post-apocalyptic epic about the survivors of a drowned Earth became known as one of the most bloated flops of all time. That reputation wasn't really fair (the movie eventually broke even), but it was the then-most expensive movie ever made.

For a year before the film's release, stories leaked out about the waterlogged production's near-disastrous setbacks and its ego clashes between star Kevin Costner and his hand-picked director, Kevin Reynolds. Punsters were calling the movie "Fishtar" and "Kevin's Gate." By the time "Waterworld" finally came out, its underwhelming reception was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Costner's career as a bankable leading man has never really recovered.

In honor of the film turning 20 years old today, here are 20 facts you may not know about "Waterworld."

1. Initially, "Waterworld" was »

- Gary Susman

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Tom Cruise Takes on Jimmy Fallon in Latest Tonight Show Lip Sync Battle

27 July 2015 11:31 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tom Cruise will do pretty much anything to promote a movie, and, yes, that includes getting into the Lip Sync ring with Jimmy Fallon.

VideosWarning: Our Comic-Con Blooper Reel Contains Major Grey’s Anatomy, Walking Dead Spoilers

On Monday’s Tonight Show, the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation star put his Rock of Ages training to good use, performing both a contemporary smash (The Weekend’s “Can’t Feel My Face”) and an old classic (Meatloaf’s “Paradise By the Dashboard Light”).

Press Play above to see how Cruise fared against Fallon’s one-two nostalgia punch of “Undercover of the Night »

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Concept Art Goes Inside Panda Village

27 July 2015 6:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, DreamWorks Animation released first look photos from their upcoming animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3, which showcased the Panda Village. Fans got their first look at this village in 2011's Kung Fu Panda 2, when the long-lost father of Po (Jack Black) realizes that his son is still alive, revealing the hidden village where several panda bears reside. Today, Entertainment Weekly has revealed new concept art images that give us a better look at the scope of Panda Village.

Our report from last month revealed that the filmmakers embarked on a 10-day trip to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China. This served as a reference point for their Panda Village, watching real-life pandas in this facility, set against the backdrop of Mount Qingcheng. Production designer Raymond Zibach says that trip inspired the village seen in Kung Fu Panda 2, but they kept expanding »

- MovieWeb

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‘Empire’ Stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray to Perform at ‘Teen Choice 2015’

27 July 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sometimes it’s good to be the “Empire” network. “Empire’s” Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray are set to perform on Fox’s “Teen Choice 2015” next month. The special will also feature previously announced performances by 5 Seconds of Summer and Little Mix. Additionally, Laura Marano, Shawn Mendes, Ross Lynch and Michelle Rodriguez are now scheduled to appear, alongside previously announced talent Jack Black, Vin Diesel, Scott Eastwood, Sarah Hyland, Victoria Justice, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and R5. Also Read: Teen Choice Award Nominees Include 'Empire,' Taylor Swift, 'Pitch Perect 2' The Teen Awards broadcast »

- Tony Maglio

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First "Kung Fu Panda 3" Concept Art

27 July 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

DreamWorks Animation has revealed five pieces of concept art from the upcoming third "Kung Fu Panda" film. EW posted the art which reveals the hidden panda village seen at the end of the 2011 sequel.

Jack Black returns as the voice of Po in the film along with Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, Mads Mikkelsen, Danny McBride, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, James Hong, and Bryan Cranston. The new film opens in January.


- Garth Franklin

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‘Veep’ Stars Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons Developing Football Comedy

24 July 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veep” stars Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh have set up college football comedy “Red Shirt” with Paramount Studios.

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films is producing. The logline for the duo’s pitch is under wraps.

In college football, the practice of “redshirting” is widely employed: A player’s participation is delayed for a year in order to maintain his eligibility for another year.

HBO has ordered a fifth season of “Veep,” in which Simons plays former White House liaison Jonah Ryan and Walsh portrays the vice president’s director of communications Mike McLintock.

Simons is due to appear in “Goosebumps” with Jack Black, in “Michelle Darnell” with Melissa McCarthy and in “Gold” with Matthew McConaughey. Walsh appeared in “Get Hard” and is in Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters,” starring McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

Paramount-based Red Hour is in post-production on Stiller’s “Zoolander 2,” due out Feb. 12.

Simons is repped by UTA and Brillstein. »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Columbus on revisiting past glories in his career and onscreen in 'Pixels'

24 July 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here's why I hated writing that "Pixels" review: I really like Chris Columbus. I remember reading about "Gremlins" before it came out, and part of what was so appealing about it was the story of the 19-year-old writer from Nyu who sold his script to Steven Spielberg. I mean, come on… that was the dream narrative for an '80s kid who was crazy about movies. I can't actually tell you where or when I met him for the first time, but every single conversation I've had with him, I have enjoyed enormously. That includes the conversation I had with him last week about "Pixels." This is longer than the typical video interview we run here, and it was conducted one afternoon on the Sony lot in the middle of a big day of press for Columbus. Despite that, from the moment he rolled in, he seemed like he was »

- Drew McWeeny

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HBO Renews Comedy Series "The Brink"

22 July 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO has ordered a second season of the Jack Black/Tim Robbins dark political comedy series "The Brink" a month after the show made its debut.

The show centers on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: Walter Larson, U.S. Secretary of State (Robbins); Alex Talbot, a lowly Foreign Service officer (Black); and Zeke Tilson, an ace Navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber). These three compromised souls must save the planet from World War III.

The half-hour show premiered alongside the Dwayne Johnson-led "Ballers" in late June. While "Ballers" has been a big success, "The Brink" has had a more muted reaction from both critics and audiences.

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- Garth Franklin

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HBO Renews The Brink For Season 2

22 July 2015 6:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The world will continue to teeter on The Brink for a while longer – HBO has handed out a second season order to the freshman political comedy, which was created by Roberto and Kim Benabib.

Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Pablo Schreiber topline the show, about how a geopolitical crisis affects three different men – a lowly Foreign Service officer (Black), the U.S. Secretary of State (Robbins) and a loose-cannon fighter pilot (Schreiber). Maribeth Monroe, Carla Gugino, Esai Morales, Geoff Pierson, Aasif Mandvi and Eric Ladin all co-star.

In its first season, The Brink was an imperfect but nonetheless watchable comedy that seemed to fall a little short of its potential, focusing on broad raunchy humor as opposed to legitimately toothy political satire. I wrote in my three-star review:

That the threat of nuclear Armageddon only accelerates the volume of dick jokes in The Brink’s war room is at one »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Brink: Season Two Renewal for HBO Comedy Series

22 July 2015 12:36 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has renewed their new TV show The Brink for a second season.

A dark comedy series, The Brink focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men -- womanizing Us Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Jack Black), and Zeke "Z-Pak" Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), a drug-dealing ace Navy fighter pilot. Others in the cast include Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, Carla Gugino, and Eric Ladin.



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HBO's The Brink Renewed for Season 2

21 July 2015 5:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Brink is no longer on the… well, you know.

HBO has renewed its dark freshman comedy for a second season, according to our sister site Deadline.

TVLine’s hand-crafted Cable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard has thusly been updated.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The Brink — which premiered June 21 — focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: Secretary of State Walter Hollander (played by Tim Robbins),  State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbot (Jack Black) and pilot Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber).

The series airs Sundays at 10:30 pm, »

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‘The Brink’ Renewed for Season 2 by HBO

21 July 2015 5:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Brink” has earned a second season from HBO.

The dark comedy, starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, was renewed, just a month after its June premiere.

The Brink” focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men. Walter Larson (Robbins), U.S. secretary of state; Alex Talbot, a lowly foreign service officer (Black); and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.

The series, which was created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib and exec produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach, drew just over a million viewers in its last airing.

Its timeslot partner, “Ballers,” was also recently picked up for a second season.



- Variety Staff

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HBO Renews ‘The Brink’ for Season 2

21 July 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO has renewed political comedy “The Brink” for a second season. Jack Black and Tim Robbins star on the series created by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib. “The Brink,” executive produced by Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra”), is described as a dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men — Walter Larson, Us Secretary of State, Alex Talbot, a lowly Foreign Service officer and Zeke Tilson, an ace Navy fighter pilot. Also Read: 94 Summer TV Shows: TheWrap's Ultimate Viewing Guide (Photos) These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save. »

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‘The Brink’ Renewed For Season 2 By HBO

21 July 2015 5:25 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO has given a second-season order to freshman comedy The Brink starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins. The renewal comes a day before the options on the cast were set to expire after the pay cable network had secured a weeklong extension last week. It follows a small ratings uptick for the Sunday episode, which drew 1.06 million viewers in Live+Same Day viewing. The pickup also comes two weeks after the death of the series’ executive producer Jerry Weintraub at age 77. The… »

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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Will Throw a Bar Mitzvah for James Franco (Exclusive)

21 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

He may not know the Torah, but James Franco is getting a bar mitzvah, courtesy of Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen at Hilarity for Charity’s Variety show Oct. 17 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, set up Hilarity for Charity to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and inspire change among the millennial generation after her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 55. Tickets go on sale for the fourth annual show Aug. 11.

“Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a bar mitzvah,” Seth Rogen said in a statement.  “We’re excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer’s and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live »

- Shalini Dore

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