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Kathryn Bigelow Is Responsible for the Two Best Movies Directed by Women, According to Metacritic — See the Top 25

30 July 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After naming Alfonso Cuarón the best-reviewed filmmaker of the 21st century and Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer the worst, Metacritic’s next list explores the 25 best movies directed by women. Unsurprisingly, Kathryn Bigelow takes both the #1 and #2 spots with “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker,” respectively.

Read MoreAlfonso Cuarón Is the Best Director of the 21st Century, According to Metacritic — See the Top 25

Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director with the latter, a painfully tense drama about the Iraq War. (Her latest, “Detroit,” just misses the list by a few points.) Ava DuVernay also shows up twice (with “Selma” and “13th”), as does Sarah Polley (“Away from Her” and “Stories We Tell”), while the likes of Sofia Coppola, Mia Hansen-Løve, and Maren Ade are represented as well. Here’s the data-driven review aggregator’s full list:

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- Michael Nordine

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Uwe Boll Isn’t the Worst Director of the 21st Century, Says Metacritic, but He’s Close — See the Top 20

28 July 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After naming Alfonso Cuarón the best director of the 21st century, Metacritic has gone ahead and averaged out filmmakers’ Metascores to name the worst directors since 2000. As with the first list, filmmakers must have made at least four movies in the last 17 years to be eligible — meaning that Tom Six (“The Human Centipede”) and Dinesh D’Souza (“Hillary’s America”) don’t qualify despite the fact that they’re far from critical darlings.

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Uwe Boll, known for his oft-panned video-game adaptations, comes in at #2; the dubious honor of defeating him goes to Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose average Metascore of 14.5 comes from directing spoofs like “Meet the Spartans,” “Date Movie,” and “Epic Movie.”

You might not be familiar with some of the other names to be found here, in part because directing »

- Michael Nordine

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Mel Brooks says MGM is interested in Spaceballs 2

28 May 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been teased since the release of the first movie back in 1987, and it seems that Mel Brooks still hasn’t given up hope of making Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money a reality, with the filmmaking stating that the renewed interest in Star Wars may pave the way for the long-awaited sequel.

Speaking at a Q&A for Young Frankenstein, Brooks said that: “Well, you know, I’m doing it. MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of Star Wars, Rogue One, The Force Awakens, the new Star Wars explosion. They think maybe, so we’re talking.”

So… will there be a Spaceballs 2?! #MelBrooks says… pic.twitter.com/Ei89hTJLD7

— njpac (@Njpac) May 21, 2017

Brooks has been talking up the possibility of Spaceballs 2 for a couple of years now, but sadly it doesn’t seem to be any closer to coming to fruition.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Star Wars’ Spoof ‘Star Worlds’ Sells Strongly Worldwide

14 February 2017 6:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Covert Media has sold the Star Wars spoof “Star Worlds” to multiple markets at the Berlin Film Festival, a week after launching sales.

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose credits include the Scary Movie franchise, “Epic Movie” and “Vampires Suck” are writing and directing the project, titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (“District 9”) is producing the film alongside Broken Road ProductionsTodd Garner (“True Memoirs of an International Assassin”).

The film is currently in pre-production targeting a fall shoot. The film is being fully financed and produced by Covert Media, which launched worldwide sales on the film in Berlin.

“Star Worlds” has been acquired by Constantin Film for Germany, Eagle Pictures for Italy, Tripictures for Spain, and Gussi for Latin America. Rights have also been sold to Eagle Films for the Middle East, »

- Dave McNary

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'Star Wars' spoof drives strong Efm sales for Covert Media

14 February 2017 1:35 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.

Covert Media president of international Liz Kim Schwan announced sales on Tuesday on the project that Covert is fully financing and producing.

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer wrote and will direct the Star Wars spoof and their credits include the Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie and Vampires Suck.

Rights for Star Worlds have gone in Germany (Constantin Film), Italy (Eagle), Spain (Tripictures), and Latin America (Gussi).

Deals have also close with Eagle Films for the Middle East, Movie Cloud for Taiwan, PVR Pictures in India, Tanweer in Malaysia, and Red Pictures for Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Covert is currently in discussions on additional major territories.

Covert CEO Paul Hanson is producing alongside Broken Road ProductionsTodd Garner and the producers have earmarked an autumn production start.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Why Spaceballs is the Star Wars spoof we need

14 February 2017 12:20 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017

As the Epic Movie team announce they have Star Wars in their sights, might we have a chat about Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, amongst others?

Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.

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Star Wars fan comedy The Line Kings to shoot this year

11 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days ago we brought you word that Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind the likes of Scary Movie and Meet the Spartans, are developing a Star Wars spoof entitled Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, and now comes word of another Star Wars-themed comedy on the horizon.

Variety is reporting that Tony Dow (Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) is set to direct The Line Kings, which has been written by Billy Riback (Home Improvement, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody) and Steve Rubin (Bleacher Bums, Silent Night).

The film, which is slated to shoot in L.A. in the spring, will follow “a group of rabid Star Wars fans who camp out for four days on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre after Disney announces that the fans who »

- Gary Collinson

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Best of the Week: Jack Nicholson Is Coming Out of Retirement, DC Movies Are Turning a Corner and More

11 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News DC Extended Universe: Justice League promises to be a more upbeat movie. Temuera Morrison will play Aquaman's human father. Star WarsPhoebe Waller-Bridge joined the Han Solo movie. Remakes: Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig will star in a Toni Erdmann remake. Friday the 13th's latest reboot has been cancelled. Lee Daniels will direct Oprah Winfrey in a redo of Terms of Endearment. Will Smith bailed on the live-action Dumbo. The Coen brothers co-wrote the new Scarface. Parodies: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are doing a Star Wars spoof. Kevin Smith is spoofing reboot culture with a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. Manga Adaptations: Jennifer Connelly will play...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Star Wars spoof movie coming from Epic Movie team

8 February 2017 10:36 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017

Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue goes into production this year.

Whenever the Golden Raspberry Awards roll around, it’s a continual disappointment that they tend to focus on big movies, sometimes ambitious ones, that failed for one reason or another. What they don’t tend to go for are genuinely awful films, such as the assortment of terrible spoofs from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. These include, but are not limited to, Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck.

Now, cheerily, Friedberg and Seltzer are turning their attention to Star Wars, with a spoof entitled Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Yeah.

The film is set to shoot in the autumn, and in the words of financier Covert Media’s Paul Hanson, “Jason and Aaron are a »

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A Star Wars spoof is coming from Epic Movie duo

8 February 2017 9:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the filmmaking duo behind the films Epic Movie and Meet The Spartans, are to next tackle Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a spoof which will mock the Star Wars saga and various other space series.

Filming will kick off later this year with Paul Hanson and Todd Garner producing.

Hanson said the following in a statement to Variety: “Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”

More as we get it.

The post A Star Wars spoof is coming from Epic Movie duo appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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A Star Wars Spoof is Coming From a Couple of Those Scary Movie Guys

8 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

From the worlds of 'things no one asked for', 'an abomination to God', 'what fresh Hell is this?' comes news that a couple of the guys responsible for the Scary Movie franchise and the slew of those ...Movie movies are coming after Star Wars.    Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, partly responsible for the Scary Movie franchise, and other farces like Epic Movie and Vampires Suck are going to riff on the most popular Space opera of all time. Reportedly, they want to call it Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. Sigh.    Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into what audiences love," said (Covert Media’s...

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The duo behind Epic Movie & Meet the Spartans turn their sights to Star Wars

8 February 2017 3:40 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After winning some goodwill as two of the half-dozen screenwriters responsible for Scary Movie, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spent the next seventeen years turning that success into a series of increasingly terrible parody movies such as Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Disaster Movie. The films were relatively cheap to produce and usually made their money back, which has kept the duo in business all this... Read More »

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Star Wars Spoof On The Way From Scary Movie Team

8 February 2017 2:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the massive success of last year’s The Force Awakens and now more recently Rogue One, it was probably only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in with a Star Wars parody film, and it turns out that someone will be Jason Friedberg along with his writing/directing partner Aaron Seltzer.

Their names may not be too familiar to most, but these are the guys behind the rash of spoof films that dominated the noughties, which began with the first Scary Movie and mercifully concluded (or so we thought) with 2013’s The Starving Games. Now, the duo are back in business, and have turned their attention to the galaxy far, far away with Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Yes, that’s actually the title. Catchy, no?

The project will be produced by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Newswire: Scary Movie team to finally take Star Wars down a peg

8 February 2017 2:06 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

For years, moviegoers have enjoyed the antics of the Skywalker family, the Solo family, and the Lobot family in the Star Wars movies, but like all things that bring people happiness, it’s only a matter of time before some too-cool-for-school jokesters decide to poke fun at the series’ more ridiculous aspects. Well, that day has finally come, as comedy genius Mel Brooks has just announced Spaceballs, a feature-length Star Wars parody starring Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, and Bill Pullman. Also, the year is 1987. Quick, warn the world about Donald Trump!

Seriously, though, Variety is reporting that Scary Movie masterminds Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have announced a feature-length Star Wars parody of their own called—deep breath—Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. The Variety story doesn’t have many details about Star Worlds, but countless C-level celebrities are probably »

- Sam Barsanti

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‘Star Wars’ Spoof ‘Star Worlds’ In The Works From ‘Scary Movie’ Co-Writers

8 February 2017 1:51 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

May the farce Force be with them. “Scary Movie” co-writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are set to write and direct a “Star Wars” spoof titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” The pair will write and direct the project, and Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson will produce […] »

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Star Wars Spoof Movie Is Happening with Scary Movie Team

8 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comedy hit creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck) are set to write and direct their newest project Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a Star Wars spoof, it was announced today by Covert Media's CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W. Ophelia) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions' Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin). With over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, the kings of spoof movies have poked fun at every genre in film, from five Scary Movies, Epic Movie and Date Movie, to Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. Now they are at it again, daring to spoof the biggest movie empire on Earth by taking us to a galaxy far, far away in... Star Worlds.

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Scary Movie screenwriters shooting Star Wars spoof for release this year

8 February 2017 12:03 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Given the enormous popularity of the franchise following the blockbuster success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it was only a matter of time before we got this one…

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, co-writers of the Scary Movie franchise, are working on a spoof of the Star Wars franchise, with the “hilarious” title Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love,” said Paul Hanson of Covert Media. “Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”

In addition to the Scary Movie films, Freidberg and Seltzer’s other »

- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars' spoof on Covert Efm sales slate

8 February 2017 10:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Scary Movie franchise creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will write and direct Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Covert Media will fully finance and handle worldwide sales on the project, which CEO Paul Hanson is producing alongside Broken Road ProductionsTodd Garner.

The project is in pre-production and the producers have earmarked an autumn shoot. Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine, and Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein serve as executive producers.

According to a press release Friedberg and Seltzer – whose credits as writers and producers on the Scary Movie franchise and films like Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck have grossed more than $1bn worldwide – plan to leave “no convention, cliché, or iconic moment untouched”.

Star Worlds is the second project under the two-year first-look deal between Covert and Broken Road. The partners »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Star Wars’ Parody Film in Development From ‘Scary Movie’ Team

8 February 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Star Wars” will soon be taken to another galaxy far, far away by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo known for the “Scary Movie” franchise and “Epic Movie.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two will write and direct a parody film titled, “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue,” a spoof on the George Lucas-created universe. 

No additional plot details or cast members were announced, but the film is expected to begin shooting in the fall.

“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love,” said Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson. “Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Star Wars’ Spoof Coming From ‘Scary Movie’ Writers

8 February 2017 9:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Scary Movie” co-writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are going to a galaxy far, far away for their next comedy. The duo are set to write and direct a “Star Wars” spoof, titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson, who made the announcement on Wednesday, is producing the film alongside Broken Road ProductionsTodd Garner. Friedberg and Seltzer’s credits include the five “Scary Movies,” “Epic Movie,” “Meet the Spartans” and “Vampires Suck.” See Video: Watch Darth Vader Beat the Batteries Out of Buzz Lightyear »

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