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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Craig Johnson’s Wilson

26 November 2015 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The work of Daniel Clowes already has a lineage with the Sundance Film Festival as it once served as the launchpad for the last “Clowes” graphic novel-to-film adaptation. There is a distinct chance that Wilson, a project that once had Alexander Payne attached to direct, will follow in the footsteps of Art School Confidential and carve out a little fest premiere before theatrical release. The film gods were kind to Craig Johnson with his break out, sophomore film The Skeleton Twins as it claimed the Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and did some healthy box-office. The film demonstrated the flexible acting range of Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in working with the more serious and humorous tonalities, and for Johnson it deftly displays how he excels in comedic and dramatic writing. Starring Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern and Cheryl Hines, production took place in Minnesota this past June, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Seth Rogen's throwing a 'Sausage Party,' and guess who's writing the theme song

23 November 2015 5:15 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Seth Rogen was at our offices last week to discuss his new film 'The Night Before," we touched on a number of subjects, and the conversation turned at one point to "Sausage Party," an animated film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. For those who haven't heard of the film, it's understandable. It's not due in theaters until August of 2016, but it's been in production for a while now. The film tells the story of Barry, a hot dog voiced by Michael Cera, who begins to suspect that the entire ideological afterlife that has been explained to him for his entire existence is, in fact, a lie. What that lie is and how his adventure peels back the layers of reality is something you'll have to see for yourself, but it's a blisteringly filthy script, and very, very funny. It's got a great voice cast, including Rogen, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Saturday Night Live Recap: Matthew McConaughey

22 November 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our host for tonight is Matthew McConaughey, who said “All right, all right, all right” in his first movie and now we’ll never let him forget it. You may know McConaughey as the young Texan stoner from Dazed and Confused, as the constantly shirtless heartthrob from various romantic comedies, as a very skinny and very serious actor pushing for an Egot any way he knows how, or as that guy who tried to sell you a Lincoln once in a fever dream (Wait, what? That Was Actually A Commercial I Watched In Real Life?).    Cold Open: The gang at Fox and Friends interviews Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Ben Carson, and discusses the Syrian refugee situation. Ugh. This was not a great start to the night. Normally I consider Fox and Friends a decent opener to the show-- just a utilitarian way to recap the news with the kind of recurring »

- Emilie Sowers

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Edgar Wright's Kids Movie Sounds Awesome, But Very Familiar

21 November 2015 10:58 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Edgar Wright is about to take his first step into animation directing - and it looks like a doozy. But, the deja vu is real. Let me break it down for you. Wright.s upcoming animated film is going to revolve around the concept of shadows, according to The Wrap. It is still early in this film.s development process, although it does have a working title: Me & My Shadow. While Wright is sure to make his film original, this is a concept that seen before from Dreamworks, and quite recently. Originally set to be released in spring 2014, the original Me & My Shadow never made it into the theatres. The anticipated original film was to star Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, and Bill Hader, and the company went so far as to announce it and release a teaser poster. After that, development hell took another victim and we never »

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News Shorts: November 20th 2015

19 November 2015 10:06 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

USA Today has unveiled three new photos from Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" which opens June 17th. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team-up from the project as former classmates who reunite at their 20-year high school reunion - the once fat and nerdy Johnson is now a deadly CIA agent who has been framed and has to enlist the help of the once popular turned mild-mannered accountant Hart.

"Star Trek Beyond" co-scribe Doug Jung has been hired to pen a re-write of the modestly-budgeted, Julius Onah-directed, sci-fi thriller "God Particle" which J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce. Oren Uziel wrote the original screenplay which follows an American space station crew who, believing they have destroyed Earth via a Hadron accelerator, allow the crew of hostile nations to board their ship with disastrous results... full details

DreamWorks has acquired actor-comedian T.J. Miller and fledgling writer M. Miller Davis »

- Garth Franklin

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Bill Hader set for David Foster Wallace-inspired comedy Empress of Serenity

19 November 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl scribe Jesse Andrews (of both the novel and the screenplay) has just announced his next project, of which he will both write and direct. With Bill Hader now locked in as the lead, Empress of Serenity, which is inspired by David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, appears to have great potential.

According to Deadline, Andrews’ script is an edgy comedy following an animal rights lawyer who, while grieving his mother’s death, finds unlikely friendship after he’s coerced by his estranged father to go on a 45-day cruise.

Empress of Serenity will mark Andrews’ directorial debut. The film will be produced by Stephen Chbosky, along with Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith and John Malkovich. Per The Wrap, The group previously collaborated on The Perks of Being a Wallflower, of which — like Andrews with »

- William Fanelli

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DreamWorks Animation Still Determined To Make A Movie About Shadows, Hires Edgar Wright To Write & Direct New Film

19 November 2015 1:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You may not remember, but a few years back, DreamWorks was cooking up a movie called  “Me and My Shadow,” and it was planned for a 2014 release. Bill Hader and Josh Gad were slated to lead the voice cast in the story about Shadow Stan, a shadow who wants to become untethered from the boring Stanley Grubb, so he can live his own life. Frustrated, he takes matters into his own hands, and instead of shadowing Stanley, takes over his life instead. It's a nifty concept, but in 2013 the studio shelved the project, even though quite a bit of development was done, including voice work. But DreamWorks still wants to make a movie about shadows, and they've hired an inventive filmmaker to get it done. Read More: Johnny Depp To Star In Edgar Wright's Live Action/Animated Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Fortunately, The Milk' The Wrap reports that »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Edgar Wright To Helm DreamWorks Shadow Film

19 November 2015 1:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Edgar Wright ("The World's End," "Shaun of the Dead") has signed on to direct a presently untitled animated film for DreamWorks Animation.

Centered on the concept of shadows, "Little Britain" comedian David Walliams will co-write the script with Wright and will effectively replace the scrapped Bill Hader and Josh Gad-led "Me and My Shadow" project which was pulled from DreamWorks' slate in 2017.

DreamWorks Animation's Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria say in a statement: "Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept and we're ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer. We've always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar's signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale."

Wright's immediate next project is "Baby Driver" starring Ansel Elgort and Lily James, »

- Garth Franklin

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4 Fabulous Ensemble Casts That Elevated Studio Films in 2015

19 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

From “Spy” to “Inside Out,” these are the major motion picture casts that still have us raving. “Inside Out”Don’t discredit one of the year’s best ensembles just because you can’t see its actors; the Disney Pixar animated film boasts a troupe of A-listers so masterfully cast that they can convey every nuance with their voices alone. Living inside 11-year-old Riley’s head, her emotions Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are tested when Riley’s parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) decide to move the family from the Midwest to San Francisco. Joy, who’s used to being in charge, fights to regain control when the stress of Riley changing schools, leaving her friends behind, and moving out of her childhood home pushes Sadness to the forefront. Much like writer-director Pete Docter’s previous films (“Up, »

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Bill Hader to Star in Drama ‘Empress of Serenity’

18 November 2015 2:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Hader will star in dramedy “Empress of Serenity,” to be directed by “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jessie Andrews.

Good Universe is producing “Empress of Serenity,” centered on a lawyer who’s coerced into taking an ocean cruise in order to bond with his estranged father. Production is planned for the spring.

Producers are Stephen Chbosky along with Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith and John Malkovich. The same group produced “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”

Hader was a cast member for eight seasons on “Saturday Night Live” until 2013. His recent credits include “Trainwreck” opposite Amy Schumer, “The Skeleton Twins” opposite Kristen Wiig and the voice of Fear in Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

Andrews adapted the screenplay for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” from his 2012 debut novel of the same name. The film premiered at Sundance, where it won the U. »

- Dave McNary

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Bill Hader & Jesse Andrews Team For ‘Empress Of Serenity’

18 November 2015 1:24 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Jesse Andrews, author of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, is going to make his directing debut on Empress Of Serenity, and he has Trainwreck‘s Bill Hader set to star. Pic is a comedy that has taken root at Good Universe. Andrews wrote the script, which is loosely inspired by David Foster Wallace’s novel. It’s an edgy comedy about an animal rights lawyer who is shocked the news of his mother’s death, and finds unexpected friendship after he’s coerced by his estranged father… »

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Your Indie-Nerd Dreams Have Come True: Bill Hader Will Star in David Foster Wallace–Inspired Empress of Serenity

18 November 2015 12:53 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Bill Hader is set to star in Jesse Andrews's Empress of Serenity, a dramedy inspired by David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. Don't quit nerding out just yet — this film has everything: John Malkovich will produce, along with Stephen Chbosky (You may have read his novel Perks of Being a Wallflower, or seen the movie, or both. Three times.), and it will be shot somewhere in the Pacific Ocean — the most indie body of water there is. Empress of Serenity follows a man (Hader) who embarks on a cruise to bond with his father. Infinite jest ensues. »

- Emma Barrie

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Bill Hader to Star in David Foster Wallace-Inspired Movie ‘Empress of Serenity’ (Exclusive)

18 November 2015 11:50 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Hader is set to star in Jesse Andrews’ directorial debut ‘ “Empress of Serenity,” an indie dramedy loosely inspired by David Foster Wallace’s “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again,” TheWrap has learned. Backed by Good Universe, “Empress of Serenity” is an original screenplay that follows a man (Hader) who embarks on a cruise to bond with his father, who helps his son deal with intimacy issues. The film is not an adaptation of Wallace’s work, which merely served as inspiration for Andrews’ original idea. Back in mid-March of 1995, the “Infinite Jest” author traveled about a luxury cruise. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Hollywood Contenders – Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander will be Lead not Supporting at the Golden Globes!

16 November 2015 12:24 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Only hours after I posted my latest set of Golden Globe predictions on Friday, word came down the pike that the two main contenders for the Best Supporting Actress prize wouldn’t be in the running. Yes, both Rooney Mara (for Carol) and Alicia Vikander (for The Danish Girl) have had their candidacies switches from Supporting to Lead. As such, both are now hoping for nominations in Best Actress in a Drama instead. The other change? I have to tinker a bit with my Golden Globe predictions, which I’ve done now. One is more important than the other, but both led to this update, so there’s that… Essentially, this affects not only the Best Supporting Actress race, but potentially both of the Best Actress fields as well (though likely only Best Actress – Drama). With the Supporting Actress lineup, when you remove surefire nominees like Mara and Vikander, it »

- Joey Magidson

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Inside Out Blu-Ray Review

14 November 2015 8:42 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Pixar once again waved their magic wand this year with the animated hit, Inside Out. Featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, and Lewis Black, the film captured the imaginations of viewers young and adult through a tale of what happens with our emotions and memories. The film has grossed a whopping […]

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- Jeff Bricker

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Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur Gets A New Clip

12 November 2015 2:20 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

In a world where dinosaurs have never become extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth mountains, he befriends Spot, a human cave-boy. The new Pixar film stars Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, and Bill Hader as Forrest. “The Good Dinosaur” hits theaters everywhere on November 25, 2015 in 3D.

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- Rudie Obias

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New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: Watch 'American Ultra' Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart at Home Now

10 November 2015 6:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix.   Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Mr. Holmes (drama; Ian McKellen, Laura Linney; rated PG) Self/less (sci-fi/thriller; Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley; rated PG-13) Terminator Genisys (sci-fi/action sequel; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Trainwreck (comedy; Amy Schumer, Bill Hader; available in R and unrated versions) Tangerine (comedy; Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor; rated...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Giveaway: Win a 'Trainwreck' Blu-ray Party Pack

10 November 2015 9:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After making a name for herself on the small screen with her hit Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, the comedian makes her big screen debut by writing and starring in Universal's Trainwreck. If you missed it in theaters this summer, you can check out this comedy on Blu-ray and DVD starting today from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. We have a giveaway lined up where our readers can not only win a copy of the Blu-ray, but a prize pack that will ensure the perfect Trainwreck viewing party.

Three-time Emmy nominee Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) stars as a commitment-phobic journalist in Trainwreck, which is currently available Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Schumer takes her undeniable talents to the big screen tossing aside rom-com conventions with a timely and outrageously funny portrait of an unapologetically independent career woman whose hard-partying »

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Trainwreck Blu-ray Giveaway

10 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

CinemaNerdz is proud to offer our readers a chance to win one of our Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra-Violet Combo copies of Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader.

For your chance to win one of the copies of the Trainwreck Blu-ray, just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page.

There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, visit (don’t forget to like us) on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it! That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve won one of the prizes. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Tuesday, November 17th!

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Blu-ray Giveaway: ‘Trainwreck’

9 November 2015 4:22 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Home Entertainment is releasing “Trainwreck,” starring Amy Schumer in a major role.

Schumer stars as a commitment-phobic journalist, who has a hard-partying personal life until it was all turned upside down when she meets Mr. Might-Be-Right. Since she was a little girl, Amy had been taught that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an inhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor—Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.

The film also stars Bill Hader, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer and John Cena.

Here are some features on the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD:

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