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Watch: Netflix’s New Trailer for ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’

3 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

It’s a star-studded reprisal of roles in cult favorite “Wet Hot American Summer” for Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, and so many others for the eight-episode Netflix show “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” And in case that cast list wasn’t enough, the prequel series will also include appearances from Kristen Wiig, “Mad Men” actors John Slattery and Jon Hamm, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jason Schwartzman, Jordan Peele, Chris Pine, Lake Bell, and Michael Cera. The series premieres July 31. Watch the trailer below and Get Excited. Inspired by this post? Check out our television audition listings! »

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Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Showcases an All-Star Cast

2 July 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a week after the second Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer debuted, Netflix has released the third trailer, which features tons of new footage and famous cameos, arriving along with an awesome theatrical-style poster. The video re-introduces us to several stars from the original 2001 movie Wet Hot American Summer, such as Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Christopher Meloni, along with new casting additions Jordan Peele, John Slattery, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Jon Hamm. Netflix has also issued a few friendly reminders for "new campers" before the series debuts on July 31.

Welcome to Camp Firewood! Just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, here are some reminders for all new campers: Remember to wear suntan lotion. It's totally normal to cry on the first night of camp. The sign up sheet for archery is posted on the target. »

- MovieWeb

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'Wet Hot American Summer' Reboot Trailer Features All-Star Cast

2 July 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After teasing the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer reboot with a goofy, VHS-tinted teaser, Netflix has offered an official trailer with a hilarious, enticing look at the star-studded prequel series, First Day of Camp.

The clip begins with talk of blossoming summer love and fun, as well as an uncomfortable Camp Firewood meeting that's literally crashed by Paul Rudd's surly, too-cool counselor Andy. When chastised for being a week late, Andy replies: "Whatever. It smells weird. Who beefed?" (Notably, the counselor supervisor is played by H. Jon Benjamin, and with any luck, »

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First Full 'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Is Glorious, Star-Studded Fun

2 July 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

They're younger. They're hotter. They're wetter. They're more ... uh, American-er? Whatever, there's more of everything in the first full trailer for "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," Netflix's prequel series to the 2001 cult comedy fave.

The teaser was VHS-styled fun, but this trailer is packed with actual footage from the series. It's also packed with a ton of stars - like, seriously, if you're a Hollywood actor and not in this show, you're probably experiencing major Fomo. The trailer even winks at the crazy "who's who" of their cast list, as the names keep rolling by - "also Kristen Wiig," "and also" Michael Cera, "plus" Josh Charles, "featuring" Chris Pine, and "introducing" Jon Hamm.

There's not much plot set-up. The trailer begins with the head counselors briefing the other counselors on the rules, but getting interrupted by Paul Rudd's arrival on a motorcycle. There are also glimpses at various camp relationships, »

- Kelly Woo

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Ezra Miller Joins 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them', Michael Cera & Josh Gad Shortlisted

25 June 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Trainwreck) has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off from the Harry Potter series inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook of the same name. J.K. Rowling not only wrote the book, but penned the screenplay for this adaptation which Harry Potter regular David Yates is set to direct and now the cast has grown by one. We already know Eddie Redmayne was set to star as the titular book's fictitious author, Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World's preeminent magizoologist. THe story will follow him on his travels, attempting to document a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". The story begins in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter's saga starts. Miller will play Kredan, a person with magical powers who »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Fantastic Beasts': Ezra Miller in Early Talks, Josh Gad and Michael Cera Being Eyed

25 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Warner Bros. is high on Ezra Miller. The future Flash is now closing in on a major role in the studio’s other big franchise, the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He joins Eddie Redmayne, who plays protagonist Newt Scamander, and Katherine Waterston. Meanwhile, the project is getting close to casting a […]

The post ‘Fantastic Beasts': Ezra Miller in Early Talks, Josh Gad and Michael Cera Being Eyed appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Ezra Miller In Talks For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

25 June 2015 5:17 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Not content with having him as The Flash in their fledgling DC Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros. are looking to add Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) to the Harry Potter universe, with Variety reporting that the actor is in talks to join Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Kredan, a person with magical powers who meets Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scarmander when he is New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures. Miller already made quite an impression in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and he is yet another interesting choice for the Harry Potter spin-off following Redmayne and Inherent Vice’s Katherine Waterson, as female lead Tina. Miller’s name isn’t the only name been bandied about, with the publication adding that Josh Gad and Michael Cera are meeting with the studio next »

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'Harry Potter' Prequel 'Fantastic Beasts' Wants Ezra Miller

24 June 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ezra Miller, who is set to play The Flash in Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, is in early talks to join another one of Warner Bros.' major franchises, the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. If a deal is finalized, the actor will portray Kredan, described by Variety as, "a person with magical powers who encounters magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures."

The story is set 70 years before Harry Potter first joins Hogwarts, following Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist" who studies magical creatures. In the Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the name of an actual textbook used by Harry and his classmates. Katherine Waterston is also set to star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Tina, a magician based in the U. »

- MovieWeb

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Ezra Miller In Talks For Fantastic Beasts

24 June 2015 8:42 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ezra Miller is already part of one big cinematic universe for Warner Bros., having scored the role of Barry Allen, Aka The Flash, for the DC Comics films. Now the studio is considering adding him to another, as Miller is the top choice to play a part in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Potter director David Yates is launching what Warner Bros. already plans as a new trilogy, adapted by J.K. Rowling herself from her book. Eddie Redmayne is starring as Newt Scamander, who plies his trade as a magizoologist around the world, and visits New York in the first adventure. The story takes place roughly 70 years before Harry and the rest have their tangle with the dark forces of Voldemort. If he does end up making a deal, Miller will be Kedan, a fellow magician who crosses paths with our hero.The cast is »

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Ezra Miller, Michael Cera And Josh Gad Circle Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

24 June 2015 6:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston have been cast as the leads in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it’s time for the studio to begin wrangling in the rest of the cast. According to two new sources, three actors have just entered that fray.

Variety is reporting that The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin actor Ezra Miller is in early talks to take on the role of Kredan, a wizard who encounters Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander in New York City. THR also reports that Ezra is in talks, but state that he’s actually circling the role of Jacob, Scamander’s rival and the film’s antagonist.

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If that’s true, Miller is in contention for the Jacob role with two other actors: Frozen and The Comedians actor Josh Gad, »

- James Garcia

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Ezra Miller In Talks To Star In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

24 June 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It seems we're about to see a whole lot more of Ezra Miller. He's already been cast as 'The Flash' as part the DC Cinematic Universe, and now he looks set to join another huge Warner Bros. property in Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. According to Variety, Miller is in early talks for the role of 'Kredan', a wizard who encounters the film's protagonist, Newt Scamander, while on his travels documenting magical creatures in New York City. The talented actor joins a cast that so far includes Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as Scamander, and Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as 'Tina' - one of two female leads. Variety also claim that two other major roles have yet to be cast, with WB closing in on their main targets. Alison Sudol is the favorite to play Tina's younger sister, 'Queenie', while comic actors Josh Gad »

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Ezra Miller in Talks for Fantastic Beasts; Michael Cera and Josh Gad in the Villain Mix

24 June 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Casting continues on Warner Bros.Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and things are getting interesting. Eddie Redmayne was the first to sign on in the lead role of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures. Then last week we learned that Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterson landed another lead role as Tina, a young American witch. Now, one of the most exciting young actors working today is looking likely to be added to the mix. Per Variety, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin actor Ezra Miller is in early talks to take on the role of Kredan, a person with magical powers who encounters Scamander in NYC. David Yates—who helmed the final four Harry Potter films—is directing the picture from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Michael Cera Reveals He's An Astute Cinephile in Criterion Collection Video

24 June 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As anyone who reads this site probably knows, there's something infectious about seeing one's love of film. It's a little hard to explain, but simply watching one talking affectionately about how various strips of celluloid affected them over the years is a fantastic way to get the blood flowing and your fingers itching to type in Netflix in the next browser tab. So if you haven't already, I highly recommend you check out the Criterion Collection's closet visit series. Whether it's Robert Downey Sr. reminiscing about past conversations with Jack Nicholson, Rudy Wurlitzer and Robert Downey Jr. while looking at copies of Two-Lane Blacktop and Easy Rider, Guillermo Del Toro gushing over their various Blu-Rays, Nicolas Winding Refn getting his day made with a copy of William Cameron Menzies' Things to Come or Bill Hader deep admiration of Nobuhiko Obayashi's House, each of these videos are fun little »

- Will Ashton

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Ezra Miller Eyes ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ (Exclusive)

24 June 2015 4:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Already a part of Warner Bros.’ DC universe as the Flash, Ezra Miller looks to have found his way into the studio’s other major franchise for the foreseeable future.

Sources tell Variety that Miller is in early talks for the role of Kredan in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Harry Potter” spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” starring Eddie Redmayne.

Warner bros. had no comment on the casting.

It is unknown how close talks are on closing a deal but sources add that for weeks Miller has always been the favorite and in the last week as emerged as the choice for the role.

Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander. Scamander is described as a “magiczoologist,” which in the “Harry Potter »

- Justin Kroll

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Mistress America, Entertainment & Turbo Kid Musically Aligned for 3rd Next Fest

24 June 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Musicians Sky Ferriera, Sharon Van Etten and dee-jays Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi are now part of the expanding Sundance Film Festival family. Sundance’s Next Fest (August 7th to the 9th) kicks off early on August 2nd, with a showing of Jon Watt’s Cop Car — the filmmaker made the industry news headlines this week when he signed onto direct the new Spiderman. Now in its third year, the fest which intertwines filmmakers and musicians or surprise mentors of the arts is comprised of films from the ’15 edition of the festival with only a pair of Next titles being re-programmed in Rick Alverson’s Entertainment and Michael J. Larnell’s

Cronies. Our Nicholas Bell will be covering the event for the site. Here’s the full lineup:

Sunday, August 2, 8:30 p.m. – Sundance Next Fest Kick Off Event

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cop Car / U.S. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Watch: Michael Cera Visits The Criterion Collection Closet And Picks Yasujiro Ozu, Abbas Kiarostami, And More

23 June 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At the moment, Michael Cera is in London kicking off a UK tour as part of Alden Penner's band, but before he went abroad to exercise his musical chops, the actor stopped by The Criterion Collection, dipped into its archives, and came up with some surprising selections. Read More: Review: 'Magic Magic' Starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple & Emily Browning   The actor showed off his arthouse knowledge, selecting Yasujiro Ozu's "Good Morning," Abbas Kiarostami's "Close-Up," along with the Eclipse set "The Actuality Dramas Of Allan King" (the color design which Cera hilariously notes matches his shirt). But for his final pick, Cera opts for Sydney Pollack's classic "Tootsie." The actor has some pretty nice insights on all the titles, and it's worth spending a quick five minutes to check out the movies you might not expect Cera to champion. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'The Tribe' (2015) Movie Review

18 June 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm not sure I see the point to The Tribe. Writer/director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's story begins with Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a young teen entering his first day at a boarding school for the deaf. He immediately falls into a crowd of hooligans dealing in drugs and prostituting out two of the school's young girls only to devolve into... whatc I really don't know. Utilizing no spoken dialogue, the film sticks 100% to the use of sign language without subtitles and it's a gimmick that only proves cinematically intriguing for the first few minutes, after that we're left looking for a reason, trying to decipher the character's hand gestures, attempting to make sense of the story enough to look for any sort of deeper meaning. Is it saying something about languagec Perhaps it's saying something about how we take such things as hearing for grantedc Are Ukrainian boarding schools for the »

- Brad Brevet

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Sff 2015: Nasty Baby Review

18 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Sebastian Silva.

Cast: Sebastian Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig, Agustin Silva, Reg E. Cathey, Mark Margolis.

Certificate: N/A

Running Time: 100 minutes

Synopsis: A male couple (Sebastian Silva/Adebimpe) and their female friend (Wiig) decide to have a baby together while one of the men works on an art project in which he acts like a baby.

Sebastian Silva made a few waves with his excellent second feature The Maid back in 2009. Since then he has travelled down a quirky path of very different and unique films, including his last effort, the 2013 misfire Magic Magic which starred Michael Cera, Juno Temple, and Emily Browning. Nasty Baby could be described as a return to form, but it is also a very peculiar feature that completely switches itself around in terms of tone and focus within the final third.

Lack of confidence is something Silva can never be accused of suffering from, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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2015 Tony Award Predictions, Will it be 'Fun Home' or 'An American in Paris'c

5 June 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Here is something a bit different for Rope of Silicon. Sure, we have award predictions for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but that makes sense, considering this is site is 95% about movies. But there are plenty of other stories out there being told in theaters that get plenty of respect. Except these are stories performed live right in front of your face. So, I took it upon myself to comb through the absurd amount of categories of the Tony Awards, which is this Sunday June 7, to give you my predictions on what will win. I am doing this not just because it is fun to predict things and hope I get them all right, though that is certainly part of it, but I also want to shed light on these projects that a lot of people don't know about. Film and television people often have on blinders when »

- Mike Shutt

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Arrested Development Returning To Netflix Next Year

2 June 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Taste the happy, Netflix subscribers – producer Brian Grazer confirmed on the Adam Carolla Show podcast this week that Arrested Development will begin production on new episodes for the streaming giant sometime next year.

“Netflix is determined to do more epsiodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” Grazer told Carolla, noting that everything is only just falling into place for a fifth season of the beloved cult comedy, which was famously revived for an online fourth season seven years after Fox originally pulled the plug. Reviews were mixed-to-positive on Netflix’s continuation, and the series was such a reputation-booster for Netflix that it makes sense that the company would want to double down on more Bluth misadventures.

Production will start early next year, Grazer said, and fans can expect to see new episodes “four months after that,” so in the late spring or early summer of 2016. Grazer told Caolla »

- Isaac Feldberg

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