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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Revenge, Once, Grimm, Gotham, The Blacklist, NCIS, S.H.I.E.L.D., B99 and More

10 April 2015 6:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will a Once Upon a Time “favorite” put in another appearance? Who steps up when Blacklist‘s Red goes down? Are things looking “grave” for Revenge? Are you ready for the Grimm [spoiler]? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Are Once Upon a Time‘s Emma and Killian/Hook listed anywhere on TVLine’s May Sweeps Scorecard? –Bridget

Bound as I am by the strict rules of May Sweeps Scorecard Intel Gathering, I can only tell you this: Once has an entry in four, »

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Brian Grazer Claims More Arrested Development Is On The Way

7 April 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following the return of the Bluth family to our screens with 2013’s Netflix-backed revival of Arrested Development, things have been awfully quiet. There has been mild chatter of the company wanting more, but nothing concrete has emerged about a new batch of episodes of the spin-off movie that the fourth series was initially supposed to set up. Now producer Brian Grazer has spoken on Grantland’s B.S. Report to suggest more is headed our way at last. “I love Arrested Development, but it was never a huge thing,” Grazer says. “But people are loyal to it, and we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development.” And that’s all he says. No dates, no comment from creator Mitch Hurwitz or any of the cast, nada. Not even a loose seal. Still, Grazer has often been a big cheerleader for more from the show, talking about »

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Second Opinion – While We’re Young (2015)

5 April 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While We’re Young, 2015.

Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin and Maria Dizza.Synopsis:

The life, career and marriage of Cornelia and Josh is upended when they meet young and vibrant couple, Jamie and Darby who introduce them to a new way of living.

Actors are regularly tarred with the “they always play the same character” criticism. Call this the Michael Cera memorial opening. Although I’ll probably type those same six words later in this review, my thoughts are that I’d do the same. Wouldn’t you?

Accustomed to a certain life, we see how Cornelia (Naomi Watts) and Josh (Ben Stiller) react being out of their comfort zone as they hold friends, Fletcher and Marina’s new baby. An amusing opening scene that does well to lay the basis of the movie as well as to quickly captured both characters. »

- Gary McCurry

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Acquisitions round-up: Magnolia, Drafthouse Films

2 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Magnolia Pictures has taken all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, while in a separate deal Drafthose Films will distribute The World Of Kanako in North America.

Entertainment (pictured) stars Gregg Turkington, John C Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera and Amy Seimetz and just screened as the closing night selection of New Directors/New Films.

Turkington plays an aging comedian on tour in the California desert who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker co-wrote the screenplay and Ryan Zacarias produced with Ryan Lough, George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Alverson, Patrick Hibler and Alex Lipschultz.

The film premiered in Sundance and is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and vp of acquisitions John Von Thaden brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Entertainment,' Bought by Magnolia, Is Like David Lynch's 'Paris, Texas'

2 April 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The weirdest movie I saw at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was Rick Alverson's "Entertainment," which Magnolia Pictures has acquired for Us release. As a road movie about a sad sack comedian (Gregg Turkington) touring the California desert and trying to reunite with his estranged daughter, it feels like David Lynch's take on Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas." In a sweaty combover and sexual predator glasses, Turkington goes for squirm-inducing laughs as he debases himself. Indie actors stumble in and out of the film through a series of increasingly surreal and scary encounters, including Tye Sheridan as the younger, funnier comedian Turkington has to follow, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera and Amy Seimetz. The film was written by Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker, whose Adult Swim program "Tim and Eric" clearly inspired "Entertainment"'s button-mashing humor and kooky malevolence. The film was produced by Ryan Zacarias, Ryan Lough, George Rush, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Magnolia Pictures Will Release Rick Alverson's 'Entertainment'

2 April 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sundance Review: 'Entertainment' Features Neil Hamburger, the Saddest Comedian in the World Magnolia Pictures has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the meta dark comedy, "Entertainment." Written and directed by Rick Alverson, "Entertainment" follows an aging comedian performing his way across small venues throughout the Southwestern United States. Gregg Turkington a.k.a. Neil Hamburger -- the latter of which is a comedic persona of the former -- stars in the main role. Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly and Michael Cera make appearances throughout. "Entertainment" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Next <=> section and most recently screened on the closing night of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films. A release date has not been set yet for "Entertainment." Magnolia plans to release "Tangerine," another Next <=> section alumnus acquired out of Sundance, during summer »

- Shipra Gupta

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Magnolia Pictures Lands Sundance Comedy ‘Entertainment’ (Exclusive)

2 April 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to the dark comedy “Entertainment,” Variety has learned.

The film, directed by Rick Alverson (who previously made 2012’s “The Comedy”), follows an aging comedian (Gregg Turkington) as he performs at a string of underwhelming venues starting in Bakersfield, Calif. The trek unfolds with a supporting cast of John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, Tye Sheridan and Amy Seimetz.

Entertainment” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and later screened at SXSW and as the closing night of New Directors/New Films, to good reviews. As Scott Foundas, Variety’s chief film critic, wrote earlier this year: “Alverson’s fourth feature is singular stuff, and it reconfirms the director as one of the true bold voice in the all-too-homogenous U.S. indie film scene … ‘Entertainment’ should have no trouble finding a fervent cult to call its own.”

The producers on the film are Ryan Zacarias, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Judd Apatow Really, Really Wanted To Make Superbad 2

17 March 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Judd Apatow has an impressive number of big hits on his resume, both as a director and as a producer, but one thing that he has never really specialized in is sequels. There is Anchorman 2, and semi-spinoffs like This Is 40 and Get Him To The Greek, but for the most part the movies he.s made have been largely one-and-done. If it were up to him, however, that wouldn.t be the case, as he has evidently spent a good amount of time trying to fight for a Superbad 2 With his new movie Trainwreck screening as a work in progress cut at SXSW this past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one with Apatow while in Austin, Texas yesterday, and it was during our chat that he revealed his long interest in bringing back Jonah Hill.s Seth, Michael Cera.s Evan, and »

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‘Hooked Up’ Review

12 March 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jonah Ehrenreich, Júlia Molins, Stephen Ohl, Natascha Wiese | Written and Directed by Pablo Larcuen

A dark, loud, found footage horror film set in a Barcelona apartment block at night. No, not that one – with not a fireman in sight, on a lads’ holiday following a bad breakup, two awful young Americans hook up with girls in a bar and retire to a creepy old apartment block for sex. It’s all fun and games until someone ends up bleeding from the balls.

A film which starts out with one of its characters vomiting into a toilet for a good five minutes, Hooked Up is resolutely hard to like. Its two leads are a terrible pair, one being a borderline rapist, the other a violent creep who struggles to hold his booze and makes far too many hand gestures when he gets stressed. Tonio acts like Jay from The Inbetweeners »

- Joel Harley

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Channing Tatum is too good looking to be in Ghostbusters

10 March 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras thinks Channing Tatum is too good looking to be in Ghostbusters

I know you’re thinking the same thing. You knew it was wrong he minute you heard that Sony is planning a combined Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe and bringing in Channing Tatum for the lead role. Channing Tatum; the most beautiful man in the world. Chisled from granite with the steely eyed gaze that could launch a thousand spontaneous orgasms. This beautiful deity who walks among mortal men. This is who they chose to be the new face of the Ghostbusters franchise.

Seriously?

By now, you know how I feel about the franchise fracking that’s going on in Hollywood right now. Ghostbusters has become the latest bet Sony is willing to place a few hundred million dollars on, and they’re banking on Channing Tatum for the win. I like Tatum. I think he’s adequate in »

- Anghus Houvouras

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16 Most Adorably Awkward Hugs Of All Time

3 March 2015 5:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

As Ariana Grande proved during this meet and greet with her fans, hugs are hard. But sometimes weird hug can be the best hugs. So along with Ariana's meet and greet, let's look at what happens when friendly embraces get super awkward.

Here's to all the weird huggers!

News: Ariana Grande Says She "Almost Died" The First Night of Her Tour

We all know the struggle.

Awkward hug of the evening. pic.twitter.com/pMF0tkEcNv

Mark Holland (@RiffRaff41) January 26, 2015

Even King James and the Duchess of Cambridge can't quite get it right.

This is like 1st junior high dance awkward. Mt @STN_Sports: .@KingJames meets Prince, Duchess http://t.co/IZ2ZkcnOVn pic.twitter.com/JvhtTgPey6

Michael Cronin (@TMichaelCronin) December 9, 2014

Some don't line up quite right.

Commercial break flashback to this perfectly awkward red carpet moment. #ETOscars #Oscars pic.twitter.com/RgawpU3h0i

— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) February 23, 2015

Some line up a little too well.

That awkward »

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Ten Best: Awkward Moments in Film

3 March 2015 8:10 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Unfinished Business, coming to UK cinemas 6th March, staring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, and Sienna Miller, follows the story of a businessman (Vaughn) and his two employees (Franco and Wilkinson) who travel to Berlin, Germany to close the biggest business deal of their lives. However, things don’t go to plan when they bump into their competitor (Miller) who used to be Vaughn’s boss. What follows is a series of embarrassing and awkward twists that’ll keep you entertained throughout, including a brief stop in at a bondage festival and being caught in the middle of a violent city protest.

To celebrate the release of Unfinished Business we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 awkward moments in film. Check them out below:

There’s Something About Mary – Zipper Scene

Possibly the most awkward and graphic scene in cinema history, Ben Stiller gave a new meaning to »

- Phil Wheat

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James Franco Targets Father-Daughter Comedy 'Why Him?'

27 February 2015 5:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Franco is in talks to star in the 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him?, which will be produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps company and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Pictures. Both of the production companies are based on the 20th Century Fox lot.

The plot centers on a Midwestern father who takes his family on a trip to Stanford, to visit his daughter during the Christmas holiday. What started as an innocent family trip quickly spirals out of control, as the father gets into an unexpected competition with his daughter's new boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire. While Variety doesn't specify which role James Franco will play, it seems likely that he will portray the billionaire boyfriend.

John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Five-Year Engagement) and Ian Helfer (The Oranges). No production schedule was given at this time, »

- MovieWeb

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9 uplifting films on Netflix to get you through winter

17 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Winter is long and hard, and it seems to just get harder as we wade further and further in. The days keep getting colder and greyer, summer feels a long way off, and sometimes the only rational option is to hole up on the sofa and watch some feel good films to help you forget the world outside.

Here are some of Digital Spy's favourite movies - all available on to watch on Netflix right now - to help us get through the season that never seems to end:

1. Forrest Gump

The unlikely adventures of Forrest Gump, a man who trips with blissful unawareness through some of the most important events of 20th century Us history are endlessly quotable, totally hilarious and offers a look at the world through clear, innocent eyes.

This is Tom Hanks at his very best, and you can compare Robin Wright's performance in this »

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'SNL': 20 Personal, Funny Tales From Kristen Wiig, Dana Carvey, Laraine Newman and More

11 February 2015 6:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As Lorne Michaels prepares to fill Studio 8H with a few hundred former Saturday Night Live castmembers, writers and hosts for the show's 40th anniversary special on Feb. 15, The Hollywood Reporter has been busy reuniting past talent, photographing the five-time hosts and gathering memories from so many involved. From former NBC executive Dick Ebersol recruiting a then-30-year-old Michaels back in the mid-1970s to Michael Cera agreeing to host the episode that viewers will never see some three-plus decades later, here are 19 stories that helped shape SNL. See more 'SNL': Inside the Show's 40

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- THR Staff

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Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #70: Rick Alverson Returns to Divide Festival-Goers With 'Entertainment'

29 January 2015 8:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Writer/director Rick Alverson ("The Comedy") returns with this nightmarish account of a traveling entertainer lost on the brink. In Alverson's immaculately bleak portrait, Gregg Turkington stars as The Comedian, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz.  An aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement and the possibility of rekindling a relationship with his daughter, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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Sundance Review: Sebastian Silva's 'Nasty Baby' Starring Kristen Wiig And Tunde Adebimpe

25 January 2015 9:31 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sebastian Silva is one of the most interesting and likable filmmakers working at the moment, creating movies that are loose and relaxed, but also risky, tapping into dark secrets and deep wells of the human experience. He’s also got a knack for working with comedic performers and allowing them to play in a new realm, against type. His films “Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus” and “Magic Magic” debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, both starring Michael Cera, and Silva returns to the festival this year with “Nasty Baby,” starring himself, Kristen Wiig, and Tunde Adebimpe. Again, he creates a world of amicable and fun characters that you enjoy being around, but the film takes a hard left in the last act that leaves one feeling a bit confounded about the overall story. But first: Silva plays Freddy, an artist living with his boyfriend Mo (Adebimpe) and attempting to impregnate his best girl friend, »

- Katie Walsh

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Sundance 2015: Jack Black's 'The D-Train' is the Ultimate Bromance

24 January 2015 7:36 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over the past decade, we've seen the rise of the bromance, mostly popularized by Seth Rogen and James Franco with films like Pineapple Express and The Interview, or even Jonah Hill with Michael Cera and Channing Tatum in Superbad and 21 Jump Street repectively. But the new indie The D-Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden takes the bromantic comedy to a whole new level, and it makes for an absolutely hilarious and wild ride. If you want to keep aspects of this comedy in the dark (which I recommend), then stop reading after the fourth paragraph and then just come back for the final paragraph. Dan Landsman (Black) is one of those guys who just tries too hard, and it really gets on the nerves of most people, especially those on the high school alumni committee who are having trouble rounding up people to attend the 20-year reunion. Dan keeps giving himself nicknames like D-Fresh, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Entertainment’

24 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Not everyone found much to laugh about in director Rick Alverson’s 2012 Sundance competition entry “The Comedy,” an extravagantly rude, confrontational and surprisingly poignant study of a dissolute New York slacker waiting to inherit his dying father’s fortune. And not everyone will be entertained by Alverson’s new “Entertainment,” an even darker, weirder odyssey through a soulless American nowhere, with perhaps the world’s most abrasively unfunny insult comic as our guide. But take it or leave it, Alverson’s fourth feature is singular stuff, and it reconfirms the director as one of the truly bold voices in the all-too-homogenous U.S. indie film scene. General audiences will keep a safe distance, but “Entertainment” should have no trouble finding a fervent cult to call its own.

Entertainment” was conceived as a starring vehicle for the astonishing Gregg Turkington — and, more precisely, for Turkington’s longtime alter ego, Neil Hamburger, »

- Scott Foundas

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Sign Language Film ‘The Tribe’ Features In 44th New Directors/New Films Series

21 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Museum Of Modern Art and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced the first nine films in the long-lived showcase for new work. They include Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s winner of the Critics’ Week grand prize at Cannes, which is set in a Ukrainian school for deaf and mute coeds and is told entirely in sign language, with no subtitles. The Tribe is one of four films that will make their way to Manhattan from Park City, Utah, where they’re also on the Sundance roster: Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again, about a heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman; Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, a follow-up to The Comedy, about a broken-down comedian doing stand-up across the Mojave Desert and Kornél Mundruczó’s White God, winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes about a dog’s journey back to its owner after being abandoned in the city.

Representing 11 countries from around the world, »

- The Deadline Team

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