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Masterminds Blu-ray Preview Exposes the Truth Behind the Heist | Exclusive

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Masterminds Blu-ray Preview Exposes the Truth Behind the Heist | Exclusive
Last fall, the story behind one of the most outrageous heists in American history hit the big screen with Relativity Media's Masterminds, starring Zach Galifianakis as David Ghantt. In case you missed it in theaters, this action comedy will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD January 31. Today we have an exclusive Blu-ray preview with the real-life David Ghantt, taking fans through the actual robbery, along with footage from the movie. The unlikely criminal explains how difficult it was to actually load up $17 million into the back of a van.

In this action comedy inspired by true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight.
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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 3

Based on The New York Times best-selling book series by James Patterson, the hilarious family-friendly film, Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life, arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and CBS Films.

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. This hilarious, family-friendly leap from the page to the big screen stars Griffin Gluck (Batman vs. Robin) alongside Lauren Graham (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), Thomas Barbusca (TV’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andy Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Pally (Dirty Grandpa), Isabela Moner (TV’s “100 Things to Do Before High School”), Isabella Amara (The Boss) and
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Lauren Graham Misses the Mark in Middle School Gag Reel | Exclusive

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Lauren Graham Misses the Mark in Middle School Gag Reel | Exclusive
Making movies is definitely a serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun on the set as well. We get a small glimpse at some of the on-set shenanigans in a new gag reel from the Lionsgate comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. This video features Andy Daly as Principal Dwight showing Adam Pally's Mr. Teller the various contraband students have in their lockers, although he opens the wrong locker in this sequence, forcing him to start over. We also get a glimpse at Lauren Graham, as she knocks over a house of cards, and Griffin Gluck goofing around with Efren Ramirez.

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films.
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Box Office: ‘Girl on the Train’ Speeds Past ‘Birth of a Nation’ on Friday

Box Office: ‘Girl on the Train’ Speeds Past ‘Birth of a Nation’ on Friday
The Girl on the Train” is tracking for a $26.5 million opening weekend after earning $9.4 million on Friday at 3,144 locations. Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” meanwhile, is not faring as well.

Friday totals show Fox Searchlight’s controversial film about Nat Turner earned $2.6 million at 2,105 theaters, and is heading for an opening weekend of about $8 million.

Lionsgate and CBS’s “Middle Schoool: The Worst Years of My Life” opened to $2 million at 2,822 locations on Friday, which should grow to $6.4 million by the end of the weekend.

The Girl on the Train” stars Blunt as a woman whose post-divorce life slowly disintegrates amid murder accusations. The film is directed by “The Help” helmer Tate Taylor, and also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures, “The Girl on the Train” is the first film to be released
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‘Middle School’ Review: Pre-Teen Comedy-Drama Succeeds at Neither

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‘Middle School’ Review: Pre-Teen Comedy-Drama Succeeds at Neither
Like an overbooked, overambitious student, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” tries to cram far more into its curriculum than it can handle. The film’s attempts at comedy and sentimentality are equally unsuccessful, resulting in a movie that feels more like a third-rate “Saved by the Bell” knock-off than a legitimate teen flick. Both the younger cast members and their more seasoned adult counterparts mostly give it their all, but the screenplay by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer (“Masterminds”) and Kara Holden, based on the novels by airport-king James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, throws in more incidents and.
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'Masterminds' Review: No Amount of 'SNL' Alumnae Can Save This Mess

'Masterminds' Review: No Amount of 'SNL' Alumnae Can Save This Mess
Any farce starring Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig can’t be a complete bust. And Masterminds, directed by Jared Hess, of Napoleon Dynamite infamy, gets in its comic licks – just not enough of them. There are enough facts in this script by trio Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, and SNL scribe Emily Spivey to merit the billing, "based on a true story." Something this effing stupid must be true.

Galifianakis plays David Ghantt , a likable idiot from North Carolina who is desperate to win the affections of Kelly (Wiig), who works with him at Loomis Fargo.
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Film Review: Unfunny ‘Masterminds’ is a Complete Waste of Talent

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Chicago – Tick…tick…tick. That is the sound of your life frittering away, if you choose to experience the 94 minutes, that feels like two weeks, for “Masterminds.” The film that has virtually no laughs – in categorizing itself as a comedy – and is an almost criminal waste of some decent comic talent.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

Here is what I’d rather see the cast do for 94 minutes than watch them in this film. With Zach Galifianakis, have him riff on how hard it is to spell his last name without looking. With Kristen Wiig, let’s do a lunch with her talking about women in comedy, followed by a mani-pedi. Owen Wilson and I would have a zen yoga session, followed by necessary career counseling. A filmed table read of the script – credited to three screenwriters – would have yielded at least ten more laughs than the film, that would be ten more than zero.
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Film Review: ‘Masterminds’

Film Review: ‘Masterminds’
Arguably the most outrageous line in the consistently bonkers heist comedy “Masterminds” occurs just four minutes in, after Zach Galifianakis, playing an armored-truck driver with an overgrown beard and Little Lord Fauntleroy haircut, shoots a hole in his shorts when ineptly trying to holster a handgun in his waistband. It is then that director Jared Hess (making his funniest film since “Napoleon Dynamite”) flashes the words “Based on a true story” across the screen. Sure enough, as crazy as the details can get, the basic facts of how a handful of rednecks stole, squandered, and were ultimately forced to surrender nearly $17 million in Loomis Fargo loot are true, making for a movie that will leave many gawking in disbelief — and the beleaguered Relativity laughing all the way to the bank.

At least, that would have been the case had this legitimately funny movie co-produced by “Saturday Night Live’s” Lorne Michaels
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‘Masterminds’ Review: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and More Can’t Save This Painfully Unfunny Heist Film

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‘Masterminds’ Review: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and More Can’t Save This Painfully Unfunny Heist Film
There’s a pretty good heist story buried underneath the muddled, sloppy mess that is “Masterminds.” After all, the film is based on the true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery, in which an employee of the armored truck company attempted to make off with nearly $20 million in a daring (and daringly stupid) act of criminal inspiration. Jared Hess’ film, his followup to the critically maligned “Don Verdean,” is so deeply unfunny that it’s probably wise to imagine what could have been. Despite a stacked cast of typically reliable talent, including Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Owen Wilson, Hess’ feature is practically anti-comedy, a punishing 94-minute endurance test with nearly zero return.

Despite the zany nature of the story, much of the screenplay (from Emily Spivey, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer) sticks to the facts of the wild tale of the criminally ill-fated
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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life Trailer Sells Young You Dreams

Based on the book by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is the next in the line of films featuring kids taking control of their world.

Rafe (Griffin Gluck) is heading into middle school, and he finds himself in the world of Principal Dwight (Andy Daly), who runs a tight ship, and has an overabundance of rules. Rafe and his friends put together a plan to break every rule Principal Dwight has, but he has to keep his plans, and rule-breaking, from his mom (Lauren Graham).

While this one looks like a lot of fun for younger audiences, its success probably rests on Daly’s shoulders, and he’s a great choice for the role. The “bad guy” in such a film can easily go too cartoony, and though Daly could probably aim for that if he wanted to, his work on things
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Watch The New Trailer And Some Photos For Masterminds Here!

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Relativity Studios has just released a brand new trailer and some new photos from their upcoming action-comedy, Masterminds, and believe it or not this is Inspired by true events.

The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Ken Marino, and Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Masterminds is directed by Jared Hess from a screenplay written by Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey.

In this action comedy inspired by true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who
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Masterminds Trailer Reunites the New Ghostbusters Cast

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Some movies based on true stories are meant to inspire the audience, by presenting a tale of how a real person overcame insurmountable odds to achieve greatness. There are others, though, that recount tales so outlandish most won't believe them to be true. Relativity Media's Masterminds is the second kind of true story adaptation, as you can see in the new trailer that was released today.

In Relativity Media's action comedy inspired by true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.
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Masterminds Official Trailer and Photos Show Zach Galifianakis Discovering the True Meaning of Adventure

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Masterminds Official Trailer and Photos Show Zach Galifianakis Discovering the True Meaning of Adventure
Zach Galifianakis is discovering the true meaning of adventure that’s far beyond his wildest dreams in the new official trailer and images from his upcoming action crime film, ‘Masterminds.’ The clip and photos from the comedy were released by Relativity Studios, which is set to distribute the movie in theaters on September 30. ‘Masterminds’ is the latest comedy from director Jared Hess, who also helmed the 2004 critically acclaimed and box office smash, ‘Napoleon Dynamite.’ The upcoming film was written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey. In addition to Galifianakis, ‘Masterminds’ also stars Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Ken Marino, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, [ Read More ]

The post Masterminds Official Trailer and Photos Show Zach Galifianakis Discovering the True Meaning of Adventure appeared first on Shockya.com.
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Lauren Graham And Rob Riggle Starring In CBS Films’ Middle School

CBS Films announced today the cast for the theatrical motion picture adaptation of James Patterson’s award-winning, bestselling series Middle School, arriving in theaters October 2016.

The cast will include Lauren Graham (“Parenthood,” “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (“22 Jump Street,” “Hotel Transylvania 2”), Thomas Barbusca (“Preacher,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andrew Daly (“Review,” “Black-ish”), Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “The To Do List”), Efren Ramirez (“Constantine,” “Napoleon Dynamite”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School,” “Dora and Friends: Into the City!”) and Alexa Nisenson (“Constantine”) are joining Griffin Gluck (“About a Boy,” “Red Band Society”).

Steve Carr is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and James Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn.
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Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle Head to ‘Middle School’

CBS Films has cast Lauren Graham and Rob Riggle opposite Griffin Gluck for CBS Films’ “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” based on the James Patterson “Middle School” novels.

Thomas Barbusca, Andrew Daly, Adam Pally, Efren Ramirez, Isabela Moner and Alexa Nisenson have also been cast with production starting this month in Atlanta. Lionsgate and CBS Films will release the film on Oct. 7.

Steve Carr will direct from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and James Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn.

Gluck will play Rafe Khatchadorian as he uses all of his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed principal. Graham co-stars as his mother and Riggle will play her boyfriend,
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Kids Now Casting ‘Middle School’ and Upcoming Auditions

Whoever called them the wonder years clearly wasn’t privy to CBS Films’ latest feature length venture, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.” Based on the hit “Middle School” book series by James Patterson and featuring a script by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, the film, from director Steve Carr (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”), centers on Rafe Khatchadorian’s trying times studying and surviving at Hills Village Middle School. He and his friends are faced with battling bullies, hormones, and a “tyrannical principal,” so no doubt there’s some “Matilda”-esque adventure to be had. The Atlanta, Ga., production is filming Nov. 2015 through Jan. 2016 and looking for background talents to play students and siblings. Submissions are being sought from the Atlanta area. For more information, check out the full casting notice for “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” here. For more cast notices for kid actors,
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Robert Durst Indicted on Weapons Charges in New Orleans

Robert Durst Indicted on Weapons Charges in New Orleans
A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges stemming from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a firearm and a controlled dangerous substance. Read More Robert Durst's Brother Is "Very Grateful" to 'The Jinx' After Fearing For His Life His arrest related to those charges has kept Durst from being extradited to Los Angeles, where he's charged in the 2000 death of friend Susan Berman.

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Watch: Masterminds First Trailer

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Until shortly before production, Masterminds was going by the name Loomis Fargo and if you watch the first trailer you’ll know why. You’ll also get a sense of why the name was changed, as the marketing plan here is definitely to play it broad, play it simple and keep the widest possible audience interested.

For a film from Jared Hess, who made his name with Napoleon Dynamite and also directed the determinedly idiosyncratic Gentleman Broncos, I do have to wonder if that’s an entirely inappropriate decision. Maybe this might have been better sold as an off-beat cult film in waiting.

That’s a fantastic cast, even if I do find Zach Galifianakis to be somewhat hit and miss. They’ve got so many great players they didn’t even feel the need to give us any Ken Marino, though he does get billing in the end cards.
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Masterminds: new trailer for delayed comedy lands

Simon Brew Jul 29, 2016

Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson star in new comedy Masterminds. And it's finally coming to cinemas...

Well, yikes. Originally, the comedy Masterminds was due to come out last summer, and indeed, the first trailer for it landed in March 2015. But then the film got caught up in financial troubles of Relativity Media, and at one stage as a consequence of that, it looked like it wasn’t going to get a cinema release at all.

But finally, Masterminds is set to appear. The film has been scheduled for a Us release on September 30th. No UK release date has yet been announced.

It’s the new comedy from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson, and it centres on a man who drives an armoured security vehicle for a living, regularly transporting millions of dollars around the place.
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Masterminds: trailer lands for new comedy

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Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson star in new comedy Masterminds. Here's the first trailer...

Arriving in Us cinemas this August, Masterminds is the new comedy from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson, and it centres on a man who drives an armoured security vehicle for a living, regularly transporting millions of dollars around the place.

Must be quite tempting to rob the cash, right? That's certainly the plan, and the film takes things from there. It's been written by Emily Spivey, Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, and the first trailer for Masterminds landed overnight. Here's a glimpse as to what to expect...

And here's the teaser poster...

Masterminds arrives in both the UK and the Us on Friday 7th August. It's apparently based on true events, too...

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