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John Hamburg Inks Deal With Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Boards ‘Los Hermanos’ Comedy At Showtime

Writer-director John Hamburg (Meet the Parents franchise) and his production company, Particular Pictures, have signed an exclusive production deal with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Under the pact, Hamburg and Kaplan will identify projects to develop and produce together for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. In addition to executive producing, Hamburg would also direct, subject to availability and creative approval. Hamburg and Kaplan’s first collaboration…
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Interview: Bryan Cranston for Why Him? Out now on UK DVD & Blu-ray

Bryan Cranston is an Academy Award nominee, a four time Emmy Award winner, and a Golden Globe and Tony Award winner.

Bryan recently starred as the title character in Jay Roach’s Trumbo. His performance garnered him nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Critics’ Choice Award in 2016 for “Best Actor.”

Next, Bryan stars in John Hamburg’s Why Him? alongside James Franco, and we caught up with him to talk about the film.

Given the extreme darkness of the last few seasons of Breaking Bad, how did it feel to return to comedy?

Great! That’s been part of the reason that I decided to do this, because I’ve been doing a lot of dramas lately, and I love doing them. You’re playing important characters and it’s good storytelling. But I missed just having silly fun on the set.
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Win Bryan Cranston and James Franco comedy Why Him? on Blu-ray

To coincide with the release of Why Him?, which is released on the home formats this week, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray.

Bryan Cranston and James Franco fight the ultimate battle of wits and wills in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy from filmmaker John Hamburg (I Love you Man, Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, and Zoolander). Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at college, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

To be in with a chance of winning, all that you have to do is fill in the console below. We
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Win Why Him? on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Why Him? on 1st May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Bryan Cranston and James Franco fight the ultimate battle of wits and wills in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy from filmmaker John Hamburg (I Love you Man, Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, and Zoolander). Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at college, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

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Why Him? is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 1st May,
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Twin Love! Incredible Ultrasound Shows Pennsylvania Babies Kissing in Womb: ‘It Was So Beautiful’

Twin Love! Incredible Ultrasound Shows Pennsylvania Babies Kissing in Womb: ‘It Was So Beautiful’
An amazing ultrasound shows Pennsylvania twins Isabella and Callie sharing a sweet kiss while still in the womb.

Expecting parents Carissa Gill and Randy Good of Croydon went in for a 25-week ultrasound and were “excited” to see Baby A kissing Baby B in the video.

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“I didn’t think that they were going to be that close together,” Gill told InsideEdition.com. “But they are, and it was just so beautiful to see.”

Philadelphia’s Fetal Vision
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Exclusive Deleted Scene Clip From Why Him? Showing Bryan Cranston Against A Flying Drone

Conversations can’t be private anymore.

Out on Blu-ray and DVD today, Bryan Cranston stars in the hilarious comedy Why Him?, in which he plays a very overprotective father.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Bryan Cranston and James Franco fight the ultimate battle of wits and wills in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy from filmmaker John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Zoolander). Ned (Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at college, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

The film also stars Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key, Zoey Deutch and Cedric the Entertainer.

There are plenty of extra features on the Blu-ray and DVD.
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The Lrm Interview With Michelle Monaghan On Patriots Day & More

The subject matter of Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg’s new film Patriots Day might be even tougher to some as their last film, Deepwater Horizon, as it looks at the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 that left three dead and dozens injured.

In the movie, Wahlberg plays police officer Tommy Saunders, who is on duty at the marathon on the day of the bombing, so he’s on the forefront of the investigation to find those responsible. His wife Carol is played by Michelle Monaghan, who has given breakout performances in films like Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone, Duncan JonesSource Code, as well as the acclaimed first season of HBO’s True Detective, and she brings more humanity to the movie which ends up following the FBI and Boston Pd as they go after the perps.

What
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‘Why Him?’ Review

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Megan Mullally, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Jacob Kemp | Written by John Hamburg, Ian Helfer | Directed by John Hamburg

In a change to their usual Christmas tradition, Ned (Bryan Cranston), the boss of a struggling printing company and overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). As per comedy tropes, a rivalry develops between Ned and Laird when the former finds himself lost in the high-tech world of the latter and learns that Laird is about to pop the question…

Writer/director John Hamburg has an interesting career to say the least. The writer behind Meet the Parents and I Love You, Man (a film I revist at least once a month); Hamburg can writetruly hilarious – and touching – comedies,
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The Weekend Warrior 1/6/17: Underworld: Blood Wars, Hidden Figures, A Monster Calls

Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable).

We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.

Underworld: Blood Wars (Sony/Screen Gems)

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head

Director: Anna Foerster (debut feature from director of TV shows Outlander & Criminal Minds)

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Rated R

Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James
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The Lrm Interview with Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan

It’s the New Year, and while we have lots of cool interviews to share with you over the next twelve months here at Lrm, there was one great interview last year that kind of got away from us, and that was our very long chat with screenwriter Taylor Sheridan.

You may know Sheridan from his acting work on Sons of Anarchy, but he left that show to become a screenwriter and his first two screenplays, for Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario and the more recent Hell or High Water, have received a lot of well-warranted attention for their sharp writing and characterizations. Maybe that’s why the respective directors were able to get the likes of Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine on board.

Hell or High Water is a crime drama that takes place in West Texas where Chris Pine and Ben Foster player brothers Toby and Tanner,
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Why Him? review – mortifyingly funny

Strait-laced parents meet their daughter’s hipster boyfriend in an enjoyable romp with whiplash comic timing

A writer on both Meet the Parents and its sequel, Meet the Fockers, director and co-writer John Hamburg is already well versed in the comic possibilities of that excruciating first encounter between potential in-laws and prospective son-in-law. Here he approaches the uproarious culture clash between the strait-laced Fleming family from Michigan and their daughter’s tattooed hipster tech billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco) with a relish that shows in a wealth of perceptive sight gags, and a whiplash comic timing that only flags at the end of the final act.

Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston), the well-loved boss of a printing company in Grand Rapids, is celebrating his 55th birthday when a Skype call from his Stanford student daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) reveals a little more about her life than he had bargained for. Specifically,
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Bryan Cranston will play a Malcolm in the Middle-era version of himself in James Franco’s The Masterpiece

While Bryan Cranston and James Franco can currently be seen starring alongside one another in Why Him?, a John Hamburg-directed comedy that has been largely panned by critics, the film is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to collaborations between the two actors.

It’s been known for quite some time that Cranston, along with what seems like half of Hollywood, will pop up in James Franco’s The Masterpiece, which tells the story of the making of the so-called “worst movie ever made,” The Room, but a recent interview with Franco conducted by the South China Morning Post gives a proper explanation of Cranston’s specific role in the film.

On the Breaking Bad actor’s role, Franco said, “It took eight months for the film to go ahead and I asked Bryan to play Sheriff in In Dubious Battle, and then I directed The Masterpiece
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The Lrm Interview: Talkin' 20th Century Women and Talking Heads with Director Mike Mills

While Mike Mills may not have been the most prolific filmmaker since adapting Walter Kirn’s Thumbsucker for his first feature in 2005, his ability to get great performances out of his casts is undeniable, especially after Christopher Plummer won an Oscar for his role in Mills’ Beginners in 2010.

Mills’ new film 20th Century Women comes from a similarly personal place as Beginners, as it follows the coming-of-age of 15-year-old Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann), living in a house in California with his overprotective single mother (Annette Bening), and two boarders, Abbey and William, played by Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup, in 1979. At the behest of his mother, Abbey and Jamie’s best friend Julie (Elle Fanning) are coerced into helping Jamie learn what it’s like to be a man that’s sympathetic towards women.

It’s a really interesting take on a coming-of-age movie based a lot on Mills’ own teenage years,
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Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Take Top Two Spots on Friday, Others Lag

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Take Top Two Spots on Friday, Others Lag
As expected, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” stayed on top of the box office for Disney and Lucasfilms after adding $22.8 million in grosses on Friday at 4,157 locations. The film’s estimated cume by the end of the holiday weekend now stands at $323 million, or about the same of the entire domestic grosses of “Suicide Squad” ($325 million).

Sing,” an animated comedy from Illumination and Universal, is seeing a solid opening in the number two slot. On Friday the film brought in $13.1 million at 4,022 locations on its way to a six-day total just below $70 million. Sony’s “Passengers” grossed $4.5 million on Friday to round out the top three films of the weekend on its way to an opening around $30 million, on the low end of the studio’s early estimates of $30 million to $40 million.

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Review: ‘Why Him?’ is a Good-Natured, Scattershot Comedy

It’s not often that Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally are the comedic saviors of a movie, but that’s 2016 for you. Their years of practice improving sitcoms (Malcolm in the Middle and Will & Grace) enable them to rescue Why Him? from abject mediocrity, as the parents of a young woman who has taken up with James Franco (this is not a horror film).

Cranston and Mullally play Ned and Barb Fleming, wholesome Middle Americans whose 22-year-old Stanford-attending daughter, Stephanie (Zoey Deutch), announces she’s dating 33-year-old dopey-grinned tech millionaire Laird Mayhew (Franco, in his wheelhouse). The Flemings, including 15-year-old Scotty (Griffin Gluck), spend Christmas week at Laird’s tacky Palo Alto mansion, getting to know the man who wants to become part of the family, as well as Gustav (Keegan-Michael Key), his enigmatic manservant.

Laird is said to have “no filter,” a screenwriting hack that allows a character to
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Box Office: James Franco’s ‘Why Him?’ Opens With $975,000; ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Lead

Box Office: James Franco’s ‘Why Him?’ Opens With $975,000; ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Lead
James Franco’s romantic comedy “Why Him?” has opened with a solid $975,000 at 2,380 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings.

The number for the Fox release is comparable to the ensemble comedy “Office Christmas Party,” which generated $950,000 in Thursday night previews for Paramount on its way to an opening weekend of $16.9 million on Dec. 9-11.

“Why Him?” will expand to 2,916 sites on Friday amid forecasts of earning $15 million over the holiday period ending Monday. Franco stars as a Silicon Valley tycoon who tries to ingratiate himself with his new girlfriend’s father, played by Bryan Cranston. Zoey Deutch stars as the girlfriend and Megan Mullally as her mother.

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Film Review: ‘Why Him?’

John Hamburg directed “Why Him?” from a script he wrote with Ian Helfer. Reviews have been mixed with a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Paramount is also expanding Denzel Washington’s drama “Fences” from four theaters to about 2,200 sites on Sunday.
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Why Him? review – Bryan Cranston in disposable festive fun

In this moderately entertaining Christmas comedy, Cranston plays a dad anxious about a tech billionaire’s interest in his daughter

Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullaly supply some ballast to this silly, broad, moderately entertaining comedy on the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner theme from director and co-writer John Hamburg (who wrote for the Zoolanders and Fockers). They’re Ned and Barb, a married couple who own an old-fashioned printing company in Michigan, feeling the pinch in an increasingly digital, paperless world. To their horror, they discover that their 21-year-old daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) is dating a smug thirtysomething tech billionaire and wild man called Laird Mayhew (James Franco) who has inappropriate language, tattoos, and enormous wealth based on precisely that online revolution that is putting this middle-aged couple out of business. Laird invites them to his hi-tech modern mansion over the Christmas holidays, intent on asking Ned for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
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The Lrm Interview with Why Him? Director John Hamburg

For many years, John Hamburg was known as the guy who wrote Meet the Parents and its sequels, but in 2009, he directed a comedy that would become a popular favorite, I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. It also helped solidify the terms “bromance” and “man-cave” in the public vernacular.

Hamburg returns this week with Why Him? a comedy that pits Bryan Cranston against James Franco in the high concept of a father having to adjust to his daughter’s new boyfriend. In the case of Franco, he’s playing an eccentric billionaire named Laird Mayhew, while Cranston plays the straight-ahead Ned Fleming, Midwest father of Zoey Deutch’s Stephanie, who has been seeing Laird without her family knowing. To make up for it, Laird invites Ned, his wife (Megan Mullally) and Stephanie’s younger brother Scotty (Griffin Gluck) out to his Silicon Valley mansion over the holidays to impress them.
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Exclusive Video Interview: Bryan Cranston And James Franco Talk Why Him?

After so many years of giving acclaimed, dramatic turns, Bryan Cranston finally returns to comedy with Why Him?, playing a dad who has serious doubts about his daughter’s boyfriend – resulting in a sweet, raunchy and often laugh out loud watch.

The film pits James Franco against Cranston’s doting father. Having wrapped his daughter in cotton wool for the best part of two decades, Cranston’s Ned is given a stern wake-up call upon meeting her new love interest, Laird, an Internet celebrity that looks to be James Franco doing his best James Franco impression. John Hamburg is behind the lens, flanked by a team of producers that includes Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine.

At the recent press day for Why Him?, we sat down with Cranston and Franco to talk about their new film. Over the course of our interview, we discussed crazy ex-girlfriends,
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Exclusive Interview: Keegan-Michael Key, Zoey Deutch And Megan Mullally Talk Why Him?

After so many years of giving acclaimed, dramatic turns, Bryan Cranston finally returns to comedy with Why Him?, playing a dad who has serious doubts about his daughter’s boyfriend – resulting in a sweet, raunchy and often laugh out loud watch.

The film pits James Franco against Cranston’s doting father. Having wrapped his daughter in cotton wool for the best part of two decades, Cranston’s Ned is giving a stern wake-up call upon meeting her new love interest, Laird, an Internet celebrity that looks to be James Franco doing his best James Franco impression. John Hamburg is behind the lens, flanked by a team of producers that includes Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine.

At the recent press day for Why Him?, we sat down with co-stars Keegan-Michael Key, Zoey Deutch and Megan Mullally to talk about their new project. Excited and enthusiastic, the actors
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