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Disney Sure Knows How to Celebrate Pride
These photos shared by “Once Upon a Time” producer Jane Espenson and writer Leah Fong are pretty delightful. Cupcakes! Mickey!
Good times on the lot! Rt @leahfong: Celebrating #Pride2017 on the Disney lot with the #OnceUponATime staff. pic.twitter.com/plyNSq1irH
— Jane Espenson
One approach that filmmakers have routinely taken in recent years is to apply a comedic lens to properties like Starsky and Hutch and 21 Jump Street. Chips – the latest film based on a popular TV series – takes a similar route.
Written and Directed by Dax Shepard.
Starring Dax Shepard, Michael Pena, Jessica McNamee, Kristen Bell, Ryan Hansen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Maya Rudolph, Ben Falcone, Justin Chatwin, Rosa Salazar, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Jane Kaczmarek.
A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.
Chips opens with a message explaining to viewers that the actual California Highway Patrol is not associated with this reboot of the semi-popular television series (it ran throughout the 70s and 80s), and to be honest, why would they want to? This comedy is straight-up lowest common denominator trash that is agonizing torture to sit through for 100 minutes. Dax Shepard is responsible for producing, writing, directing, and starring (as Jon Baker) in this new take on the property,
It may be unfair to pigeonhole Shepard as endorsing ugly stereotypes, even if he did write, produce, and direct a movie that derives 90 percent of its humor from gay jokes, race jokes, and punchlines about attractiveness that basically amount to a beta version of the pre-Facebook website “Hot or Not.” But they’re all there, in this overblown and completely baffling adaptation of a 1970’s TV series that literally nobody asked for.
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Shepard plays Jon Baker, a former professional motorcycle racer who joins the California Highway Patrol
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the first trailer of Chips was revealed, which stars Dax Shepard and Michael Pena as the buddy motorcycle cops.
The trailer shows lots of jokes, fun and plenty of raunchiness. They’re not quite the cool and serious Poncherello and Baker from the television show.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (Chp) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro moterbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the Chp. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s
It really should come as no surprise. There was a shortage of R-rated comedies in the first part of the teens, after a big boom in the late 90s and early 2000s that happened in the wake of American Pie and the Farrelly Bros.' classic Something About Mary.
“They never understood what the show was about,” Corden said of the U.S. networks. “They would buy the show and immediately change it.” Corden spoke Sunday to an audience of “The Late Late Show” fans at EW’s PopFest in Downtown Los Angeles.
“Gavin & Stacey” followed the budding relationship between Gavin (Mathew Horne) from Essex and Stacey (Joanna Page) from Wales, and how their families are brought together. Corden played Gavin’s best friend, Smithy, while Jones was Stacey’s pal Nessa. The show launched in 2007 on digital channel BBC Three, but was so popular
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Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Duffer Brothers explained that Netflix kept the renewal secret on purpose in order to build up hype around the series. “They greenlit the second season before we even premiered,” says Matt. “So when everyone was going, ‘Is there going to be a second season?’ we had been writing the entire time.
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Marja-Lewis Ryan, who most recently wrote the screenplay for the somehow-happening “Splash,” an upcoming update on the1 1984 Ron Howard film starring Tom Hanks, has written the script and will also direct the film.
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“6 Balloons” represents an
6 Balloons will reportedly address the “upper-middle-class heroin epidemic” that first seized the nation in 1991, but has also affected other socioeconomic strata. Franco will play Seth, a heroin addict who relapses on the Fourth Of July despite having his 2-year-old daughter is in his care. His sister Katie (Jacobson) will be on hand to help pick up the pieces. Jane Kaczmarek and Tim Matheson have also been cast in the film, which Netflix recently picked up along with a helicopter heist flick starring Jake Gyllenhaal. There’s currently no word on when production ...
Deadline reports that the drama series will delve deep into the subject of upper-middle class heroin addiction. The script is coming from Marja-Lewis Ryan. She will also direct. The synopsis reads as such.
"The drama unfolds on July 4, as Katie (Jacobson) discovers her brother Seth (Franco) has relapsed on heroin while his two-year old daughter is in his care."
That sounds pretty heavy, especially with Abbi Jacobson in the lead, as she has become known for her comedic talents. Campfire's Samantha Housman and Ross Dinerstein will produce alongside Free Association's Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.
Giona, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Your score for Carnage Park marks your fourth collaboration with director Mickey Keating. What first attracted you to Keating’s work?
Giona Ostinelli: Thanks so much for having me! Yes indeed, Mickey Keating and I have collaborated on four films. Our first film together, Ritual, was acquired by Lionsgate; our second film, Pod, was released theatrically with
Created by Linwood Boomer, Malcolm in the Middle followed middle child Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) and his eccentric family. The cast also included Jane Kaczmarek, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan, and Cranston as patriarch Hal. The show ended in 2006 after seven seasons.
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