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Short Film-Centric Laguna Film Festival Unveils Award Winners

19 October 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: First Annual Shorts-Only Laguna Film Festival Announces Lineup The first-ever Laguna Film Festival has awarded 19 short films among jury and audience award categories. The festival ran October 16-18 and was founded by 18-year-old filmmaker Austin Fickman.  "This weekend and this festival have blown me away," said Fickman in a statement. "To be able to provide an environment for filmmakers of short films to have their films screened, meet and talk with other directors and producers, and have a cool experience is a dream come true. The support from the community, people from many branches of the entertainment industry, as well as my family and friends, is truly priceless." The jury deciding the winning films included Andy Fickman (Director/Producer/Writer, Oops Doughnuts Productions), Betsy Sullenger (Producer, Oops Doughnuts Productions), Phillip Raskind (Wme, Partner), Michael Wimer (Executive Producer, 2012), Meredith Wechter (Feature Film »

- Zack Sharf

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18-Year-Old High School Student Launches First Ever Laguna Film Fest

18 October 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Over the weekend, I was invited to attend the 1st Annual Laguna Film Festival, which was launched by 18-year-old Austin Fickman, son of one of the festival’s judges and sponsors, »

- Sasha Stone

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Play Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Free Mobile Game Today On iOS And Android

8 October 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Paramount Pictures today announced that the Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse free mobile game is available today on iOS and Android. Based on the upcoming film in theaters on Friday, October 30, the game delivers a hundred zombie skullsploding puzzles.

Users play as a lone scout, utilizing an arsenal of makeshift weaponry and craftable power-ups that bounce around the room to kill zombies, trigger traps, and influence environmental pieces in order to save the town and make it to the party alive. The game features 100 levels of ricochet puzzling mayhem filled with hordes of flesh-devouring zombies and locations inspired by the Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse film.

The Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse mobile game was developed by Tic Toc Games, makers of Pug Run, Panda Pop, the Kickstarter-hit Adventures of Pip, and is available now at

Apple Store Link

Google Play Store Link »

- Michelle McCue

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See Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Early At Ultimate Fan Experience On Oct. 28

7 October 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Paramount Pictures, AMC Theatres and Dillon Francis are offering moviegoers in the U.S. a one-night-only Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Ultimate Fan Experience with an advance screening of the film as well as exclusive music and a special visual show from Dillon Francis for the regular price of admission. The visual experience blends the bold graphics of creative powerhouse Pizzaslime and Dillon Francis, short form video content from Dillon Francis’ zombie alter ego “Dead Dillon,” scenes from the film and original music from Dillon Francis.

The event will take place in select AMC Theatres locations across the U.S. on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. Ticket holders will also receive a commemorative t-shirt.

In New York City, ticket holders attending the “Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse” Ultimate Fan Experience at the AMC Loews 19th St. East 6 theater will receive admittance to an exclusive, »

- Michelle McCue

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Blu-ray Review – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

17 August 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. 2015.

Directed by Andy Fickman.

Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Gary Valentine and Ana Gasteyer.


After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

Kevin James is back as Paul Blart in the sequel that nobody asked for.

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t mind the first film. Sure it wasn’t great but I didn’t flat out hate it either. Despite his very lackluster film career so far I do like Kevin James and think he can be funny given the right material – just look at Hitch and his years on The King of Queens. Since the first film was »

- Jake Peffer

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Millennium Sets Start Date, New Location for Romantic Comedy ‘My Owner’s Wedding’ (Exclusive)

14 August 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Millennium Films has set a start date of February 2016 for its romantic comedy “My Owner’s Wedding” and is relocating principal photography from New York to Mexico City, TheWrap has learned. The film will be directed by Andy Fickman, who’s best known for such box office hits as “Parental Guidance,” “Race to Witch Mountain” and “The Game Plan,” all of which grossed over $100 million worldwide. “My Owner’s Wedding” follows two eligible young women, the guy they both want and his dog, who will go to great lengths to make sure his owner ends up with the right girl. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People., for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Blu-ray Preview | Exclusive

1 July 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Andy Fickman takes fans behind-the-scenes and introduces us to some of the hard-working crew members in our exclusive preview for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which is currently available on Digital HD before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD July 14. Andy Fickman introduces us to one of Kevin James' stunt doubles, the line producer Marty P. Ewing and director of photography Dean Semler, who won an Oscar 25 years ago for Dances with Wolves. This preview is part of the "How to Make a Movie" featurette, where the filmmaker explores every different department on the comedy sequel.

Kevin James is back in action as Paul Blart in the outrageous comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation and heads to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter for a security guard expo. But safety never takes a »

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 passes $100 million worldwide

8 June 2015 3:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite being mauled by critics the world over, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 amassed another $330,000 this weekend to cross the $100 million mark worldwide.

This achievement admits Sony’s clumsy comedy to an elite group of only twenty films to attain $100 million worldwide this year. The picture is now only trailing Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, sitting in 19th place for the year, by $600,000, so could perceivably continue its remarkable rise in the box office charts. Also, this weekend’s box office smash, Spy, made $86.5 million upon its worldwide opening, only $15 million less than Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2‘s total gross, and will surely crack the top 20 in the next few days.

Cracking $100 million is a huge achievement, and quite a shock, for a film openly branded “a gobsmackingly witless excuse for entertainment.”

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is directed by Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, She’s the Man »

- Jake Wilson

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Blu-ray details announced

4 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of hit comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which will be available from July 14th.

Directed by Andy Fickman, the sequel sees Kevin James return as the bumbling mall cop as he tries to solve a heist mystery in Las Vegas.

Pre-order Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Here

In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Special Features are set to include:


–Security Force: The cast of Paul Blart 2

Back In The Saddle

–Le Reve

–No Animals Were Harmed…

–Sales Tactics With Richie Manervini

–Real Cops

–Six »

- Scott J. Davis

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie

27 May 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Warner Bros has been working on turning the "Jonny Quest" property into a live-action family adventure franchise for almost a decade. In 2009, Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, The Game Plan) was attached to direct, with Zac Efron in talks to play Jonny Quest and Dwayne Johnson in talks to play Race Bannon. None of that worked out, but now comes word that the studio just hired Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete) to direct the film. Rodriguez will also work on the script with Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). "Jonny Quest" revolves around a young boy who travels the world with his scientist father, adopted brother from India, Bandit the bulldog, and a government agent assigned to protect them as they go on their adventures investigating scientific mysteries. »

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Film Review: ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’

17 April 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nothing aired by WikiLeaks could possibly be more destructive to Sony’s reputation than the release of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” the sort of movie that goes beyond mere mediocrity to offer possible evidence of a civilization in decline. Predicated, like the 2009 original, on the repeated spectacle of Kevin James falling on his face or colliding with a series of heavy objects, this tacky, numbingly inane sequel also functions as a veritable product-placement playground — only this time, the playground isn’t a New Jersey shopping mecca but rather the Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, whose participation saved the studio some $4.2 million in Nevada tax credits. And a good thing, too, insofar as the result is expected to post respectable numbers while falling short of the first pic’s $146 million domestic B.O. haul.

Falling short, of course, is what that lovable loser Paul Blart (James) does again and again — quite literally, »

- Justin Chang

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, April 17; What Will You See?

17 April 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, April 17. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Child 44 Director: Daniél Espinosa Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel, Fares Fares Synopsis: "Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced Mgb agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership." Monkey Kingdom Director: Mark Linfield & Alastair Fothergill Synopsis: "A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia." Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Director: Andy Fickman Cast: Kevin James, Molly Shannon, David Henrie, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo »

- Steve Greene

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Kevin James, David Henrie, and Andy Fickman on 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' (Video)

14 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

America's most hilariously inept security guard returns in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2." When Paul heads to Las Vegas for a security guard expo, he stumbles upon a heist only he can trip up with the aid of his trusty Segway. As part of the AOL Build series, our own Mr. Moviefone (Kevin Thompson) talks to star Kevin James, director Andy Fickman, and co-star David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place") at AOL headquarters in NYC. »

- Moviefone Staff

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 And New York’s Finest Security Guards Claim Two Guinness World Records Titles On National Security Guard Day

13 April 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

On Saturday,  in celebration of the upcoming release of the highly anticipated motion picture Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and National Security Guard Day, security guards and other New Yorkers joined Kevin James and successfully set two Guinness World Records™ titles on Segways.

The security guards then joined James at the red carpet premiere of the film. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 arrives in theaters on Friday, April 17.

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Prior to the premiere, more than 100 participants joined together to set a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest 2-Wheeled Electric Personal Vehicle or Segway Lesson; then, with the lesson complete, they joined James as the star led the way in setting another new mark, for Most People Simultaneously Performing a 360-Degree Turn on 2-Wheeled Electric Personal Vehicles or Segways.

Also at the premiere, Media and Entertainment Deputy Commissioner Luis Castro unveiled Mayor Bill de Blasio’s »

- Movie Geeks

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 movie review: stupor hero

13 April 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hard to believe, I know, but this is a real movie that real people have unashamedly put their names to. Because a sweet paycheck trumps human dignity. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first movie

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Imagine being asked to feel sorry for the Three Stooges. Except there’s only one of them, a combination of Larry and Curly (incorporating Moe would bring too much gravitas and intelligence to the character). Stir for 90 minutes, and leave for undemanding moviegoers to serve themselves. And then do it all again, though with even less sense of anyone involved giving a damn or putting in any actual effort, because the first such attempt made an ungodly amount of money so why bother?

Presenting Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. It sounds like a Saturday Night Live sketch that thinks »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Liv and Maddie’ Renewed for Season 3 at Disney Channel (Exclusive)

3 April 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its hit comedy “Liv and Maddie,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The series, starring Dove Cameron, is currently in the midst of its 24-episode second season with new episodes airing Sundays. The show first premiered in July 2013.

Season 3 is set to premiere this fall with production resuming this June in Los Angeles.

Cameron plays a dual role as both title characters in the half-hour sitcom, which follows the identical twin sisters — Liv, a girly-girl and teen actress; and Maddie, a stellar student and sports-loving tomboy — when Liv returns home from Hollywood, after her hit TV series wraps, having to readjust to normal life.

Cameron has become a major player in the Mouse House, as one of Disney’s signature starlets. “Liv and Maddie” was Cameron’s first-ever major role. Since, she has toplined the 2014 Disney Channel original movie “Cloud 9,” and has sparked »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Kevin James is '2 Blart 2 Furious' in Timely 'Mall Cop' Sequel Promo

1 April 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With Furious 7 arriving in just a couple days, thankfully Sony Pictures has delivered a new promo for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 in order to catch all that sweet crossover revenue from those who love crazy action with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker as well as those who love awful slapstick humor from Kevin James. It seems like this latest tease for the comedy sequel, touted as 2 Blart 2 Furious, was created just for fun, and doesn't actually feature any footage from the movie, but I'm not sure. Anyway, it features James trying to shut down some street racing, and then he's forced to do some segway tricks before he screws up yet again. Here's the 2 Blart 2 Furious promo for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 from Sony Pictures: You can still watch the previous trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 right here. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is directed by Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Trailer Spoofs 'Furious 7'

31 March 2015 6:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kevin James is 2 Blart and 2 Furious in the latest trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. The eagerly-awaited comedy sequel will be in theaters in just a little over two weeks. To help pass the time, Sony has released this look at Blart's latest misadventures, with a parody of this weekend's blockbuster release Furious 7. The trailer's description teases:

"This weekend. we know things are going to get very furious very fast... but let's face it: a street race is dangerous business. Especially when it takes place in a mall parking lot. When safety calls, only one man has the confidence, the enthusiasm, the can-do spirit, and the tools to keep America safe. And that man's name is Blart."

In Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Blart,&#160after years of keeping malls safe, has earned a well-deserved vacation. He&#160heads to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his »

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Celebrate Your Local Security Guard With Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 On National Security Guard Day Saturday, April 11

30 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Each day, millions of Americans go to offices and hospitals, banks and stadiums, schools, museums, and, of course, malls – and now we’ll all have a chance to celebrate the unsung heroes who stand watch. On April 11, the country will give back as it celebrates National Security Guard Day with its most public face, the mall cop, Paul Blart.

The new comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 arrives in theaters the following Friday, April 17.

On National Security Guard Day, in New York City, security guards will participate in the celebration, beginning in the morning, as they join other New Yorkers in attempting to set two Guinness World Records™ titles on Segways.

Following the Guinness World Records official attempts, the security guards will join Kevin James and other film talent at the New York City premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

As James rolls the red carpet on a Segway, »

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