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The 14 Women Who Dominated the SXSW Film Festival

20 March 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The SXSW Film Festival has always been a launching pad for women in Hollywood — it’s where Lena Dunham premiered “Tiny Furniture” in 2010, and “Girls” in 2012; where 2011’s “Bridesmaids” debuted; and where Brie Larson became a star in 2013’s “Short Term 12.”

But this year’s SXSW had more girl power than ever before, from the female-driven comedies “Trainwreck” and “Spy,” to the work of breakout directors like Hannah Fidell (“6 Years”) and Shannon Sun-Higginson (“Gtfo: A Documentary About Women in Gaming”). As Hollywood still has a weak track record of putting women in front of and behind the camera — last year, women directors made only 4.6% of studio films — it’s still a question if emerging talent at festivals like SXSW and Sundance can cross over into the mainstream. “Since the industry is run by men, men have a tendency to want to make stories about themselves,” Sally Field told Variety. »

- Ramin Setoodeh, Justin Chang, Joe Leydon and Dennis Harvey

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Amy Schumer Selected for CinemaCon Breakthrough Performer Award

18 March 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Schumer will receive CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year award on April 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Schumer wrote and stars in Universal’s “Trainwreck,” portraying a woman who lives her life without apologies. Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James also star in the film, which opens July 17.

The multihyphenate is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” which will return to Comedy Central for a third season on April 21. She’ll host the MTV Movie Awards on April 12.

Schumer made her network debut in 2007 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which led to an appearance on “30 Rock” and her own “Comedy Central Presents” special.

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- Dave McNary

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'Trainwreck' (2015) Movie Review

17 March 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm not all that familiar with Amy Schumer. I've never seen her television show. I've never seen her standup. My only exposure to her prior to seeing Trainwreck was a couple episodes of "Girls" she was on, but from this movie, I can sort of see what the appeal is. She talks about modern day issues for women, has a sly vulgarity about her, and she can deliver a punchline. If anything, Trainwreck made me interested in seeking out more of her material. Perhaps she's better served outside of a Judd Apatow lens. Even though Schumer wrote and stars in the film, this has the fingerprints of an Apatow production all over it, and I don't mean that as a compliment. He is at the forefront of the alt-driven comedy I loath (see my review of Paul Feig's Spy), which means where Schumer's material ends, and Apatow's material begins, »

- Mike Shutt

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Review: Amy Schumer is only pretending to be a 'Trainwreck' for Judd Apatow

16 March 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Austin - While it was introduced as a work in progress, Judd Apatow's new film "Trainwreck" looked pretty much locked and ready to release when it played on Sunday afternoon at the Paramount. Since "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was released, Judd Apatow's filmography has been made up exclusively of films he wrote, many of which felt very personal. "This Is 40" felt to me like a summation of a lot of those ideas and themes, and I'm glad he took some time to decide how to follow that film. "Trainwreck" was written by Amy Schumer, and her voice runs clearly through every part of this movie. What Judd's done here, and it's not as easy as it sounds, is turned his own considerable success into a shield he could use to protect Schumer and guarantee that her voice reached the screen intact. As a result, "Trainwreck" is lacerating, smart, »

- Drew McWeeny

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SXSW buzz makes “Trainwreck” a comedy to watch out for

16 March 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday evening, folks at South By Southwest (or SXSW) got to see an early glimpse at Trainwreck, the new film from A-list comedy director Judd Apatow. Penned by and starring Amy Schumer, the pairing of those minds held tons of potential, so I was waiting with baited breath to hear how the work in progress screening was received. Well, the first notices for the movie are all exceptionally good, making this a potential huge hit in the making. Not only that, we might now be in a position to start vaguely wondering if it has a chance to follow in the footsteps of Bridesmaids and gun for a few awards notices. In case you don’t know anything about this film, Trainwreck is a romantic comedy set in New York City. Amy (played by Schumer) is a modern single woman living a happy life, free of romantic attachments beyond a single night. »

- Joey Magidson

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Trainwreck’

16 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Monogamy isn’t realistic” says a soon-to-be-divorced dad to his two pre-teen daughters in an early scene from Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck.” Two decades later, those words have taken their toll on one of those erstwhile little girls — a tart-tongued, booze-swilling serial dater (writer-star Amy Schumer) whose love life is barreling downhill with ever-increasing velocity. She’s the screwed-up, screwball heroine at the center of a somewhat shaggy, frequently hilarious romantic comedy that, like much of Apatow’s best work, delicately balances irreverent raunch with candid insights into the give-and-take of grown-up relationships. The change in scenery (New York from L.A.) and gender emphases serves Apatow well, as does Schumer’s excitingly original comic voice, which should spell a critical and commercial rebound for the comedy impresario, following the mixed fortunes of his more sober, semi-autobiographical “Funny People” and “This Is 40.” The Universal release opens wide July 17 following »

- Scott Foundas

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The Gambler Starring Mark Wahlberg Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April

12 March 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Mark Wahlberg plays an esteemed professor who dips into the dark side of gambling in director Rupert Wyatt's thriller The Gambler, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in April.

Paramount Home Entertainment will first release The Gambler to Digital HD on April 10. The Gambler Blu-ray, VOD and DVD release date will come later in the month on Ap

ril 28.

Co-starring with Wahlberg in The Gambler are John GoodmanBrie LarsonMichael Kenneth Williams, and Jessica Lange.

The Gambler Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. For a limited time, every combo pack will come packaged with $15 off a sports ticket at Ticketmaster.com.

Bonus features include the following:

Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler

Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler

Changing The Game: Adaptation

In The City: Locations

Dressing The Players: Costume Design

Deleted/Extended Scenes »

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Top Ten Most Anticipated Films of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival

10 March 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The South by Southwest Film Festival is starting up this Friday, and I could not be more excited. This is my fourth year of attending the fest, and each year brings about a couple of films I love. What is also great about SXSW is, unlike Toronto or Cannes, there is plenty of room for discovery. Many films are making their world premieres here from lesser known filmmakers. SXSW also brings together an eclectic assortment of genres for the program, from indie dramas to horror films to science-fiction to you name it. I think going to those aforementioned festivals and just seeing "prestige pictures" continuously could get a bit boring. Sure, SXSW has a higher risk for a terrible movie, but the risk is exciting. Consequently, making a most anticipated list for a festival offering a lot of discoveries seems like a contradiction. But, of course, if you look through the program, »

- Mike Shutt

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The Gambler Starring Mark Wahlberg Headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April

10 March 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Mark Wahlberg plays an esteemed professor who dips into the dark side of gambling in director Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in April.

Paramount Home Entertainment will first release The Gambler to Digital HD on April 10. The Gambler Blu-ray, VOD and DVD release date will come later in the month on Ap

ril 28.

Co-starring with Wahlberg in The Gambler are John GoodmanBrie LarsonMichael Kenneth Williams, and Jessica Lange.

The Gambler Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. For a limited time, every combo pack will come packaged with $15 off a sports ticket at Ticketmaster.com.

Bonus features include the following:

Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler

Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler

Changing The Game: Adaptation

In The City: Locations

Dressing The Players: Costume Design

Deleted/Extended Scenes

Pre-order »

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The Gambler available to pre-order on Blu-ray

3 March 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark Wahlberg’s latest film, The Gambler is now available to pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD.

Pre-order Via Amazon UK And Amazon Us

Set for release on June 1st in the UK, the film is also getting the exclusive limited-edition steelbook treatment at Zavvi, with a limited run of 1,500 copies available for collectors and fans. No special features or technical specifications have been announced as of yet.

Produced by Wahlberg, The Gambler co-stars Jessica Lange (King Kong), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire) and John Goodman (Flight), and is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). You can read our review of the film here.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Trainwreck Trailer – Amy Schumer Writes Herself Into An Unflattering Character

12 February 2015 7:06 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Judd Apatow, whether writing, directing, or both, is someone that, at the very least, lets you know what you’re getting yourself into. If you like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up, you probably know where you are when This Is 40 hits.

That may not be as straightforward once Trainwreck opens, Apatow’s next directing effort, which is written by, and stars, Amy Schumer.

The comedienne, and creator/star of Inside Amy Schumer is one of the funniest people working today, and those who are familiar with her work will know that this is the sort of story she ought to be able to knock out of the park… sort of.

Of course, the film may cause some people difficulty, when it comes to figuring out their expectations, because I love Amy Schumer, but I hate pretty much everything Judd Apatow has had any connection to.

It always makes »

- Marc Eastman

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Trainwreck: first trailer for Judd Apatow's new film

11 February 2015 10:50 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Amy Schumer headlines Judd Apatow's new comedy, Trainwreck. Here's the first trailer...

You have to give it to Judd Apatow. His last film as director, This Is Forty, gave movie critics the world over the chance to make a gag out of it. Statistically, approximately 23% of reviews of that film contained the phrase "this is forty minutes too long".

So what does he call his next film? Trainwreck. It's like he's inviting people to help themselves there. Maybe he'll call his next film 'Two Stars'?

It looks quite good this, though. Amy Schumer headlines this one, alongside Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn and Vanessa Bayer.

The synopsis for the film gives an outline as to what to expect:

"Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. »

- simonbrew

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"Trainwreck" 'Red Band' Trailer

11 February 2015 5:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek an official restricted 'red band' trailer supporting director Judd Apatow's comedy feature "Trainwreck", written by and starring Amy Schumer, with Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, Jim Norton and Norman Lloyd:

"...since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that 'monogamy isn't realistic'. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment...

"...But in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, charming and successful sports doctor 'Aaron Conners', Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. »

- Michael Stevens

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Amy Schumer Stars In New Trailers & Poster For Trainwreck

11 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Universal Pictures has released the new trailers, poster and photos from director Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck starring the very funny Amy Schumer. Watch her standup here and here.

Also featuring Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, with Tilda Swinton and LeBron James, check out the two trailers below.

Green Band Trailer –

Red Band Trailer – (send the kiddos out of the room for this one)

Also written by Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), the actress stars as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. »

- Michelle McCue

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Sharp-Witted Trailer For Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ Comedy Starring Amy Schumer

11 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got the first trailer and a new image for Universal Pictures’ upcoming comedy Trainwreck, starring breakout comedic actor Amy Schumer with Judd Apatow directing.

They co-wrote the script together and have added an impressive cast that includes Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James. It follows the character Amy (Schumer) who’s always believed, thanks to her Dad, that monogamy isn’t a realistic way to live. She’s living her life free from boring romantic commitment but when she meets sports doctor Aaron (Hader), things start to change in her mind.

But Wait! It’s not done in the usual way as this one has a definite twist on the usual ‘finding yourself/a different life’ genre and from Amy’s perspective, check it out yourself, I like this one and don’t forget to scroll down for the first image: »

- Dan Bullock

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'Trainwreck' Red Band Trailer Has More John Cena

11 February 2015 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this morning, the first trailer for director Judd Apatow's Trainwreck debuted, starring Amy Schumer as a woman who struggles to stay single on the old advice of her father. While that initial trailer had one great scene with WWE Superstar John Cena, he's really allowed to shine in a new, very raunchy red band trailer that offers up his version of 'dirty talk'.

Amy Schumer wrote the Trainwreck screenplay, loosely based on her own life experiences, following a woman named Amy (Amy Schumer) who will do anything to avoid commitment, until she falls for a doctor, played by Bill Hader. The comedy marks Judd Apatow's returns to the big screen for his first directorial effort since 2012's This Is 40. It also comes packed with plenty of cameos from the likes of NBA star LeBron James, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Mike Birbiglia and Barkhad Abdi. »

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Ranking the Amazing People in Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' Trailer

11 February 2015 11:39 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here's the trailer for Amy Schumer's new movie "Trainwreck." She wrote it and stars in it. I cannot effing wait. Let's rank all the memorable players in this flawless trailer.  7. Brie Larson: Ever since "United States of Tara," we've been waiting for the proper Brie Larson showcase. "Short Term 12" wasn't my thing. This will be my thing. #JusticeForBrieLarson 6. Colin Quinn: Inspired casting! I like Colin as a philandering dad who levels with his kids (rather dubiously) about the hardships of romance. He's throwing down some Danny Aiello grit here. Next stop: a cameo as Madonna's disapproving father in a music video about abortion. 5. Vanessa Bayer: Always love V-Bay's "Sound Advice" web series, and I'm glad she gets to employ her kooky version of intelligence and charm here.  4. LeBron James: I interviewed Bill Hader for "The Skeleton Twins" last summer, and he talked about »

- Louis Virtel

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Watch the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck featuring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James and WWE’s John Cena

11 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for Judd Apatow’s new comedy movie Trainwreck has landed online, which sees Amy Shumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a jaded singleton afraid of marriage and commitment fall into the bed of sports doctor Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins).

Check out the trailer and synopsis below:

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo – enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment – but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. »

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Amy Schumer Is a Drunken Mess Who Mingles with LeBron James in ‘Trainwreck’

11 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

We’re right in the middle of struggle movie season, but here’s a bright spot: Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow and written Amy Schumer, spins the traditional rom-com on its head with a foul-mouthed leading lady who’s basically a drunken mess.

Schumer plays a work hard, play hard magazine writer, with a deep history with the walk of shame. Her streak of one-night stands risks coming to an end when she meets Aaron (Bill Hader), the subject of her latest profile. He’s a charming sports doctor who watches Downton Abbey with LeBron James, and further proof that Hader’s sex appeal is criminally underrated. The biggest surprise, though? Unlike most of his peers, LeBron’s delivery is fairly believable. The cast includes Brie Larson, Vanessa Bayer, and John Cena. Trainwreck hits theaters on July 17.

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- Emily Exton

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‘Trainwreck’ trailer shows Amy Schumer fumbling through life with Bill Hader

11 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

John Cena and LeBron James are hilarious guys. Mark it down.

The first trailer for writer/director Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck dropped on Wednesday and showed that even some of the world’s biggest athletes can generate big laughs. Co-written and starring Amy Schumer, the film follows Amy, a magazine writer who has never found that actual relationships are something she wants. Not until she meets Aaron (Bill Hader), a sports doctor who she is interviewing for a piece.

Schumer certainly has the charisma to carry a lead role in a film (as if we needed any more proof), and it also looks like Apatow could be making his way back to his classic hits such as The 40-Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up after a few misfires commercially. The film also stars LeBron James as Aaron’s supportive pal (because why not), Vanessa Bayer as Amy’s friend, Brie Larson, »

- Zach Dennis

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