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‘Goosebumps’ International Trailer Is a Mad Monster Party

14 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Every story ever told has a beginning, a middle, and a twist, according to Jack Black‘s fictionalized version of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine. In the film, the twist is that the Goosebumps books are actually prisons for the monsters created by Stine’s imagination, and opening the books releases the monsters. A new Goosebumps international trailer […]

The post ‘Goosebumps’ International Trailer Is a Mad Monster Party appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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HBO, Lynn Shelton Developing Anthology Comedy Series ‘Family Drama’ (Exclusive)

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

HBO has put into development an anthology comedy series titled “Family Drama” that hails from Lynn Shelton, her frequent collaborator Megan Griffiths and “True Blood” executive producer Gregg Fienberg, TheWrap has exclusively learned. “Family Drama” will follow a different family every season (within the same city — Seattle) as an explosive event or revelation rips open and exposes the family’s driving emotional flaw, forcing its members to finally confront and deal with each other. Shelton, Griffiths and Fienberg will all serve as writers and executive producers on the series, and Shelton would direct the pilot should the project move forward. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Monsters a-plenty are released in new Goosebumps international trailer

16 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I know initially Jack Black in a movie based on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books didn't quite do it for many of you, but after taking a look at some of these early peeks and hearing some early buzz from a few people who have had the chance to see it, we may have all been wrong in our pre-assumptions. Sony Pictures has dropped another trailer for Goosebumps, this one of the international variety, and if you give... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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Jack Black: 5 Awesome Performances & 5 That Sucked

20 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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By rights, Jack Black should be classed as one of Hollywood’s best comic talents: his early career work (even in cameos and reduced parts) set him up to be a bright young thing, and he’s eminently watchable.

It’s just a shame then that he isn’t slightly more discerning with what he puts his name to. He has a frustrating habit – or at least there was a period prior to 2011 when it seemed so – of making Eddie Murphy-like films. For those missteps and pay-checks, Black has added an edge to his undeniable, easy charm: a bad taste that occasionally threatens to push him towards one-trick territory.

And as Vinnie would attest, that’s a hard place to escape.

But if Black’s 2011 resurgence with Bernie proved, there’s life in the cheeky dog yet, and hopefully the upcoming Goosebumps will eventually be added to the »

- Simon Gallagher

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New poster for Goosebumps

28 August 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We got a new international trailer a few days ago, and now Sony has debuted another new poster for the Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts »

- Gary Collinson

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Jack Black's 17 Best Movie Roles

27 August 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

With over 40 films under his belt, Jack Black has quite the resume.

He made his film debut as a political groupie in 1992's "Bob Roberts." He was also Sean Penn's brother in "Dead Man Walking," the head of "The Nasties" in "The Neverending Story III," and target practice for Bruce Willis in "The Jackal."

But none of those roles made a mark: It's his wild child rock persona we loved in "School of Rock" and "High Fidelity," not to mention his teddy-bear soft side in "The Holiday" and the movies that prove he can more than hold his own as a dramatic actor. (Insert off-color joke here.)

In honor of Black's birthday, raise your goblet of rock to toast his 17 best movie roles. »

- Phil Pirrello

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'Why Him?' Teams Bryan Cranston with James Franco

25 August 2015 6:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to join James Franco in the upcoming 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him? We first reported on the project back in February, when James Franco signed on to star for producers Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller. Production is scheduled to begin this coming February in Los Angeles.

The story centers on a father (Bryan Cranston) from the Midwest who decides to travel with his family to visit their daughter at college over the holiday season. The dad gets quite a surprise when he meets her new tech billionaire boyfriend (James Franco). A bitter rivalry ensues between the father and his daughter's boyfriend that quickly spirals out of control.

John Hamburg (I Love You, Man) is directing Why Him? from a script he co-wrote with Ian Helfer (The Oranges). John Hamburg's other directorial credits include Safe Men and Along Came Polly. He »

- MovieWeb

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'Goosebumps' International Trailer Unleashes Scary Monsters

25 August 2015 6:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Sony Pictures released both a domestic and international trailer for Goosebumps, an adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular book series. Today, Sony Pictures Brazil has released the second international trailer that includes plenty of new footage featuring Jack Black as R.L. Stine himself. We also get a look at a thrilling sequence involving a massive ferris wheel rolling down a hill.

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of »

- MovieWeb

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Ratings: ‘Ballers’ Ends First Season as HBO’s Most-Watched Comedy in Six Years

25 August 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Saddled with a soft lead-in and up against the big premiere of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” HBO’s Dwayne Johnson football comedy “Ballers” wrapped its first season with its smallest same-night tune-in to date, but it still finishes as the network’s most-watched half-hour program in six years.

Sunday’s episode averaged 1.43 million viewers, according to Nielsen “live plus same-day estimates,” below its previous low of 1.57 million set one week earlier. After getting a solid lead-in from “True Detective” for most of its run, “Ballers” has aired behind the lightly watched “Show Me A Hero” for its last two weeks. On Sunday, “Hero” drew just 397,000 for its 9 p.m. airing.

According to the network’s analysis of Nielsen data, “Ballers” averaged a gross weekly multi-platform audience of 8.8 million viewers. That puts it third all-time among HBO comedies, behind “Sex and the City” (10.3 million) and the first season of »

- Rick Kissell

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New international trailer for the Goosebumps movie

25 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from last week’s poster, Sony has released a new international trailer for the upcoming Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black as author R.L. Stine; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally »

- Gary Collinson

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Goes For The Easy Star Wars Joke In Latest Trailer

24 August 2015 10:05 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When we last took a look at Kung Fu Panda 3, Po had met his father, Li, and neither of them had known it. Well, it looks like someone woke up and smelled the pork dumplings, as the trailer below shows that not only does Li know who his son is, he knows his Star Wars lore: DreamWorks TV dropped the latest look at Kung Fu Panda 3, which is hoping to reap some box office gold next January. Predictably enough, Li knows that he's Po's father, and that labored breathing you hear in the trailer isn't a certain Sith lord's respirator, it's that of an out-of-shape panda at the top of a set of stairs that he had no idea he could climb. Thankfully, the trailer still remains to be somewhat funny, as Bryan Cranston and Jack Black have a wonderful father/son rapport. Along with the new trailer, »

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' TV Spot Spoofs 'Star Wars'

24 August 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Kung Fu Panda 3 debuts next January, the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens will most likely still be in theaters. Today, DreamWorks Animation debuted a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which pokes some fun at the Star Wars franchise, mocking the iconic villain Darth Vader. This sequel features Po, voiced by Jack Black, meeting his long-lost father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, but as we can see in this trailer, Li isn't in the best physical shape.

In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. 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 »

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A Father Rises in first clip from Kung Fu Panda 3

24 August 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks Animation has released the first clip from January’s Kung Fu Panda 3, which we have for you right here after the official synopsis…

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 the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Kung Fu Panda 3 is set for release on January 29th 2016, with a voice cast that includes Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston and J.K. Simmons.

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- Gary Collinson

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Why Us comedy Reaper deserves more love

21 August 2015 2:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

American comedy Reaper was the slacker Supernatural. With great writing, great jokes and Ray Wise, what more could you want?

At the time of writing, the American television networks’ ‘fall’ season of 2015 is a month or so around the corner. It’s still a month until Doctor Who comes back, and worryingly close to that time of the year when The X-Factor is gobbling up Saturday nights around the UK. Essentially, we reckon you could be looking for a new show to binge-watch right about now.

To help you out, the Article Ideas Team here at Geek Towers fired up their Underappreciated TV Shows That Need More Love Machine (patent pending) and cooked you up a recommendation - Reaper.

‘What the frick is Reaper?’, you may or may not be thinking. To the former camp – those with a joyous first watch ahead of them – Reaper was a supernatural comedy hosted »

- louisamellor

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New poster for the Goosebumps movie

20 August 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new international poster has arrived online for the upcoming Goosebumps movie, which sees Jack Black’s R.L. Stine joined by some of his creepy creations…

See Also: Watch the trailer for the Goosebumps movie

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach »

- Gary Collinson

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New Images: Crimson Peak and Goosebumps

18 August 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You might want to celebrate this Halloween season by planning a double bill at the movie theater on October 16th—the day Crimson Peak and Goosebumps hit theaters. Gearing up for both movies are the folks at Entertainment Weekly, who have released a new photo from each film.

Crimson Peak: "When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam."

Directed by del Toro from a screenplay he scribed with Matthew Robbins, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver. A Legendary film from Universal Pictures, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Bates Motel’s’ Freddie Highmore Starring in Romance ‘Holding Patterns’

18 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Freddie Highmore (“Bates Motel”), Haley Joel Osment and Odeya Rush (“The Giver”) are starring in the coming-of-age dramatic comedy “Holding Patterns.”

The movie has started shooting in Mobile, Ala., with Jake Goldberger directing from his own script. Rita Volk (“Faking It”), Jake Abel and Taylor John Smith (“Insidious: Chapter 3”) are also starring.

Producers are Alex Ginzburg and Tony Lee (“Geezer”) for their Let It Play banner and Jim Young (“The Words”) for Animus Films.

Highmore portrays an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

Highmore stars as Norman Bates in A&E’s “Bates Motel” and will next be seen in the upcoming miniseries “Close to the Enemy.” Rush will co-star in Jack Black’s “Goosebumps” and Osment was most recently seen in “Entourage.”

Goldberger’s directing credits include “Don McKay, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Another Period’ Gets Second-Season Nod From Comedy Central

18 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another Period” will get another period of time on Comedy Central.

The historical satire, which co-stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as two sisters who want to become as rich and famous in 1902 as the Hilton siblings did in the modern age, will get a second-season run on the Viacom-owned cable network.

The network said full episodes from the series’ first season have been seen by more than 9 million viewers, while clips have received 4.6 million views in various digital venues.

Another Period” is written by, executive produced by and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, is exec produced and directed by Jeremy Konner and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike RosensteinMonika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. Red Hour is Stiller’s production company.

Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, »

- Brian Steinberg

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TV Review: ‘Documentary Now!’

18 August 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While it’s easy to understand why a little network like IFC would be enamored with programs that features former “Saturday Night Live” stars, that’s a poor excuse for turning what would have been sketches from the show’s last 30 minutes into full-blown series. So after Will Ferrell’s adventures with “The Spoils of Babylon” and its sequel comes “Documentary Now!,” which should produce peals of laugher among, oh, 12 to 15 people. Fred Armisen and Bill Hader serve as producers (along with Seth Meyers) and performers, but despite the occasional chuckle, the jokes seem too inside for their own good.

Actually, the series peaks in its opening credits and introduction, which cleverly approximate the fictional public-tv documentary showcase from which the show derives its name. Helen Mirren, no less, strides out to soberly describe each week’s offering – presented under a shingle that has brought viewers such fare, she notes, »

- Brian Lowry

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New Poster For Kung Fu Panda 3

13 August 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Hoping that its big franchises can help its fortunes after a recent run of bad luck, DreamWorks Animation is bringing the Kung Fu Panda team back to our screens next year. And here’s the new poster to prove it. The third film finds Jack Black’s Po confronting something he never thought possible – the return of his long-lost father, Li Shan (Bryan Cranston), though our hero doesn’t immediately twig that it’s his pops.Still, the happy family reunion means that he is able to visit a secret panda paradise where many of his species are still living happily, including Mei Mei (Rebel Wilson). But his joy is short-lived, as the supernatural villain Kai is soon sweeping across China, taking out the kung fu masters as he goes. Po is faced with the ultimate challenge: training up a village full of his laidback, clumsy, fun-loving panda brethren to »

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