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Sausage Party review: “Rude, but really rather unfulfilling”

19 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sausage Party review: Sometimes funny, though as a whole, an instantly disposable comedic effort that doesn’t quite cut the mustard.

Sausage Party review by Paul Heath, August 2016.

It takes some balls to put an R-rated animated comedy in production, so hats off to the makers of Sausage Party and indeed Sony Pictures for actually following through with the Seth Rogen-led movie, which finally arrives in UK cinemas this week.

Made for a rather paltry $19 million, the film is largely based in a suburban supermarket where its inhabitants, the food, eagerly await being selected to be taken through the checkouts and on to ‘The Great Beyond’.

Amongst them is Frank (Rogen), a sausage who is packed together with the likes of Jonah Hill‘s Carl and Michael Cera‘s deformed, though rather well-girth-ed Barry. They all hope for selection, though Frank also has his eyes on neighbouring shelve-inhabitant Brenda »

- Paul Heath

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‘Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders’ Trailer: Adam West and Burt Ward Lend Their Voices to the Dynamic Duo

24 August 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back in 1966 Adam West became one of the first Batman’s to grace our screens, with Burt Ward alongside as his trusty sidekick, Robin. Now the Gotham City duo have returned to reprise their superhero roles, but this time without putting on the tights.

The first trailer for the animated DC film, “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders,” has just been released and features the voices of West and Ward as the dynamic duo going up against their fiendish foes.

In the clip, Batman and Robin must stop their greatest opponents which include Catwoman, the Joker, the Riddler and Penguin. The goofy, retro-looking sneak peek includes silly jokes and scenes and features the catchy and unforgettable Batman theme song.

Read More: ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Trailer: Sdcc Footage Showcases Zach Galifianakis as the Joker and Michael Cera as Robin

“Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” also features Julie Newmar as »

- Liz Calvario

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The Lego Batman Movie: Chris McKay Touches Base On Bats, The Joker And Tongue-In-Cheek Humor

23 August 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Brick by brick, Warner Bros. is quietly constructing its universe of animated Lego movies. It’s a vision that can be traced back to the barnstorming success of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s surprise hit, which amassed an eye-watering $469 million back in 2014.

That’s teed up a Ninjago spinoff and bona fide sequel to be released across 2017 and 2018, respectively, but not before Will Arnett’s irreverent Caped Crusader gets his time in the spotlight with February’s The Lego Batman Movie.

Hailing from Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on The Lego Movie two years ago, the director spoke with Empire recently regarding the upcoming offshoot, where he promised fans that Arnett’s solo outing will fully embrace the outlandish nature of the World’s Greatest Detective: “Just the idea of Batman is absurd. A guy who learns karate and dresses up at night to beat people up is ridiculous, »

- Michael Briers

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Drunk History: Comedy Central Releases Extended Season Four Trailer

18 August 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Here is more of the history they never taught you. Below, watch an extended trailer for the fourth season of the Drunk History TV show. Season four premieres on Comedy Central, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, Drunk History is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke.Hamilton alum Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in Drunk History's fourth season. The new season also features: Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Paget Brewster, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer, Allan McLeod, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Busy Phillips, Aubrey Plaza, Ronda Rousey, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

18 August 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

18 August 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this »

- Vikram Murthi

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Michael Cera, Brett Gelman Starring in Dark Comedy ‘Lemon’

17 August 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brett Gelman, Michael Cera, and Judy Greer are starring in the independent dark comedy “Lemon” from Burn Later Productions and Killer Films.

“Lemon” marks Janicza Bravo’s feature debut. She and Gelman co-wrote the script, in which Gelman plays an out-of-work actor who tries to stop his life from unraveling after he’s dumped by his blind girlfriend, portrayed by Greer.

The cast includes Nia LongFred MelamedShiri ApplebyRhea PerlmanDavid PaymerGillian JacobsMegan MullallyMartin StarrJeff Garlin, and Marla Gibbs. “Lemon” has been shooting in Los Angeles.

Lemon is produced by Paul Bernon, Sam Slater, and David Bernon from Burn Later ProductionsHan West (“One Night”), and Houston King (“Results”). Executive producers are Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films (“Carol”), Bravo and Gelman.

Rowan Riley of Burn Later Productions is co-producing. Financing was arranged by ICM Partners and UTA, which are representing the film’s rights. »

- Dave McNary

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Brett Gelman-Starring Indie ‘Lemon’ Wraps; Janicza Bravo’s Feature Directorial Debut

17 August 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Brett Gelman is toplining Lemon, an indie drama he co-wrote with Janicza Bravo, who made her feature helming debut on the project. Burn Later Productions and Killer Films are producing and the pic just wrapped principal photography. The cast includes Gelman’s Married co-star Judy Greer , Michael Cera, Nia Long, Fred Melamed, Shiri Appleby, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Gillian Jacobs, Megan Mullally, Martin Starr, Jeff Garlin and Marla Gibbs. Bravo and Gelman wrote Lemon… »

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Us Briefs: Burn Later Productions, Killer Films cast 'Lemon'

16 August 2016 6:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brett Gelman, Judy GreerMichael Cera and Nia Long have signed on to Janicza Bravo’s drama.

Bravo’s feature directorial debut centres on an unemployed actor whose blind girlfriend leaves him.

Fred Melamed, Shiri Appleby and Rhea Perlman will also star in Lemon for Burn Later Productions and Killer Films.

Ben-Hur star Toby Kebbell, Sofia Vergara, James Marsden and Lucy Punch will star alongside Whitney Cumming in her directorial debut The Female Brain. Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing the comedic project about brain chemistry among couples based on the book by neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine. Erika Olde produces with Night and Day Pictures’ Michael Roiff.The New York Film Festival has unveiled Projections, its avant-garde slate of 11 programmes comprising film and video that explore the essence of the moving image. Selections screen from October 7-9 and include the Us premiere of Eduardo Williams’ Argentina-Brazil-Portugal co-production The Human Surge. The festival runs from September 30-October 16. Click here for »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us Briefs: Arthur Hiller, 'Love Story' director, dies at 92

16 August 2016 6:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Burn Later Productions, Killer Films cast Lemon; and more…

Former Academy president Arthur Hiller, who earned an Oscar nomination for Love Story and also directed Silver Streak, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 92.

“I was a member of the board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness first-hand his dedication to the Academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling,” said current Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Hiller received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2001 for his philanthropic commitment to numerous charitable organisations, educational institutions and civil rights groups.

He served as Academy president from 1993 to 1997 and was president of the Directors Guild Of America from 1989 to 1993.

Hiller is survived by his daughter, Erica Hiller Carpenter, his son, Henryk, and five grandchildren. Gwen Hiller, his wife of 68 years, died in June.

Brett Gelman, Judy GreerMichael CeraNia Long, Fred Melamed, Shiri Appleby and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Animation Domination: Seth Rogen wants to make more like 'Sausage Party'

15 August 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The success of the kitchen nightmare (apologies to Gordon Ramsey) that is Sausage Party could mean a whole lot more R-rated animated films - that is, if Seth Rogen has his way. And we’re guessing he will. The film’s writer, producer and star told Fandango that he’s keen on making more just like the movie that grossed $33.6 million on its opening weekend. Considering the budget was only $19 million, Sony, the studio behind the flick, would be foolish to back away from that potential. This brings us back to what Rogen wants to do. "We have ideas for other R-rated animated movies that have nothing to do with Sausage Party," Rogen said. “Hopefully it won't take this long to make the next one because it won't take five years to convince someone to make it. The whole problem before was there was no precedent for it, so hopefully »

- David Eckstein

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Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Why ‘Suicide Squad’ Stumbled, ‘Sausage Party’ Soared

15 August 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On its second weekend, “Suicide Squad” was set to repeat at number one. The question was how far Warner Bros.’ latest D.C. franchise bid would drop. The weekend surprise was Sony’s raunchy “Sausage Party” beating out Disney family remake “Pete’s Dragon” among new films.

Overall business is up with a healthy field of offerings in this jammed-up summer. That’s impressive considering competition from the Olympics. Business is surviving this year against them.

The Top Ten

1. Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) Week 2 – Last weekend #1

$43,770,000 (67-%) in 4,255 theaters (no change); PTA (per theater average): $10,287; Cumulative: $222,875,000

2. Sausage Party (Sony) New – Cinemascore: B; Metacritic: 67; Est. budget: $19 million

$33,600,000 in 3,103 theaters; PTA: $10,828; Cumulative: $33,600,000

3. Pete’s Dragon (Buena Vista) New – Cinemascore: A; Metacritic: 72; Est. budget: $65 million

$21,501,000 in 3,702 theaters; PTA: $5,808; Cumulative: $21,501,000

4. Jason Bourne (Universal) Week 3 – Last weekend #2

$13,620,000 (-39%) in 3,528 theaters (-511); PTA: $3,861; Cumulative: $126,782,000

5. Bad Moms (Stx) Week 3 – Last weekend #3

$11,450,000 (-18%) in 3,188 theaters (-27); PTA: »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Suicide Squad Holds Off Sausage Party at the Box Office

14 August 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last weekend, Warner Bros. Suicide Squad still managed to break box office records, despite David Ayer's controversial remarks and a spate of negative reviews. This DC Comics adaptation took in $133.6 million in its opening weekend, the biggest August debut in history, shattering the previous record set by Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ($94.3 million) two years ago. Still, many wondered how much the movie would drop in its second weekend, going up against a diverse trio of new releases, Disney's family adventure Pete's Dragon, Sony's R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party and Paramount's inspiring drama Florence Foster Jenkins. While it came in far below expectations, Suicide Squad still managed to win with $43.7 million.

Suicide Squad's $133.6 million made it the fourth-highest opening of the year. The debut falls below Marvel's Captain America: Civil War ($179.1 million), Warner Bros./DC's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166 million) and Disney Pixar's Finding Dory ($135 million »

- MovieWeb

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Sausage Party Almost Featured A P. Diddy Cameo

13 August 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In cooking up a filthy R-rated animation – one that came within touching distance of landing a Nc-17 rating – co-directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan assembled a who’s who of Hollywood talent for Sausage Party.

Among the ensemble were Seth Rogen – who helped rustle up the initial pitch with writing partner Evan Goldberg – Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek and Anders Holm. But according to a new report by /Film, famed hip-hop artist Sean Combs (Aka P. Diddy) was once cordially invited to the food-related shenanigans.

Then attached to a cameo role that involved a bottle of Courvoisier, the report goes on to reveal that Combs’ reasoning for backing out of Sausage Party was rather simple: he didn’t want to be involved due to the fact that the film was animated. »

- Michael Briers

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Box Office: ‘Sausage Party’ Cooks Up $34 Million; ‘Suicide Squad’ Doesn’t Quite Surrender

13 August 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sausage Party” is chomping away at the weekend box office.

The adult animated film from Sony is expected to ring up $34 million at 3,103 locations making it the largest August opening ever for an animated film.

Sausage Party” is about an assortment of supermarket food items that devise a plan to escape upon learning that their fate is consumption. It is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. The cast is lead by co-writer Seth Rogen and also includes Michael Cera, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, and Kristen Wiig.

Despite the R-rated comedy’s strong start and other new arrivals in “Pete’s Dragon” and “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Suicide Squad” will remain on top of the box office in its second frame.

After its $13 million Friday earnings, the Warner Bros. supervillain film is taking aim at a second week in the $46 million range on 4,255 screens. »

- Seth Kelley

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Film Review: ‘Sausage Party’ is a Hard R-Rated Raunchy Good Time

13 August 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – First things first. Don’t let the fact this is animated fool you, “Sausage Party” is most definitely, absolutely Not For Children. This is a hard R-rated Seth Rogen raunch fest that may induce nightmares into more sensitive viewers and contains images of animated debauchery that can not be unseen. But it is inventively profane, with more on its mind than just animated f-bombs.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Rogen stars as the voice of a sausage named Frank. He lives in a grocery store where all the various products sing together dreaming of being picked by the gods (aka shoppers) who will take them to the great beyond outside the automatic doors. He’s also in love with a hot dog bun named Brenda (Kristen Wiig) with more curves than a mountainside highway.

When a jar of Honey Mustard (Danny McBride) is returned to the shelf, he’s acts like a soldier »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review – Sausage Party (2016)

13 August 2016 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sausage Party, 2016.

Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

Featuring the voice talents of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Anders Holm, Bill Hader, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Salma Hayek, Sugar Lyn Beard, James Franco, and Paul Rudd

Synopsis:

A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence.

Three words kept ringing over and over in my head after viewing Sausage Party: “What the fuck”. I mean that as a compliment of the highest order. There really are no words to describe this movie, so here goes nothing.

Sausage Party is a lot of things; it is extremely juvenile featuring loads of offensive material, it is revolting on nearly every level despite its innocent Pixar-reminiscent charm (the directors of the film are most known for Shrek 2 and a bevy of Thomas & Friends episodes, meaning that they clearly understand how »

- Robert Kojder

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Sausage Party Review: What The Hell Did I Just Watch?!

13 August 2016 12:17 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sausage Party is not for kids. I want to lead off with that, as it is the most important thing I'm gonna say in this review. This animated film, by the minds behind Superbad, This is The End, and Pineapple Express, centers around various forms of food waiting to be purchased to be taken to the promised land outside of the grocery. Unfortunately, halfway through the film, the food learns what we all know, and Sausage Party turns from a journey of self discovery into a war between us and them. Oh, and then it becomes an orgy. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Sausage Party stars Seth Rogen as Frank, a wiener with aspirations to finally get out of his package and get all up in his lady friend, Brenda (Kristen Wiig), a bun. On the annual Red, White, and Blue day, Frank and his friend, Barry (Michael Cera), a stubby, »

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Movie Review: Sausage Party

12 August 2016 9:20 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Ready for a good time? Great! That just might happen for you if you go see Sausage Party. But be warned. This movie is not a love-it or hate-it film; it’s just not. Sausage Party is a have fun or don’t-have fun film. But if you go into it with the right mindset, trust me, my friends. You will have fun.

But heed this warning: if you can’t get past the profanity, you need to walk away. No, don’t walk…run. Run far away. Run or fly as far and as fast as your sensitive feet or wings will carry you, because, if you see this movie, you are about to be highly, extraordinarily, and profoundly offended by its very nature, much less any of the words actually uttered on-screen. Offended by sex? Offended by drinking and illicit substances? Offended by violence (albeit animated in nature)? Offended by swear words? »

- Mandi Ruffner

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Seth Rogen's Sausage Party Prank Is Hilarious and Terrifying

12 August 2016 5:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just a few weeks left until the summer movie season comes to a close, Sony's R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party has a chance to be the last big blockbuster this season, debuting in theaters today. To help promote this release before it hits theaters, star and co-writer Seth Rogen decided to take some animatronic food items to a grocery store in New York City, and see how fans would react. The result is one of the most hilarious viral marketing pranks in recent history.

The video debuted on Sony Pictures' YouTube channel earlier today, which shows Seth Rogen testing out an animatronic cantaloupe for this prank, which he uses to show New Yorker's that food has feelings too. The actor used this cantaloupe, along with a loaf of bread and a sausage, to scare the lights out of unsuspecting shoppers. Seth Rogen's food items chat with a number of colorful New Yorkers, »

- MovieWeb

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