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Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Shawn Levy Talk Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, How to Do Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson Impressions, and More

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ever wonder what it feels like for Owen Wilson to play Jedediah, the tiny cowboy from the Wild West Diorama?  I got a brief taste of it at the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb press day last weekend and it’s awkward to say the least.  In the franchise’s third installment, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) and the gang from the Natural History Museum must travel to London to try to figure out how to fix the tablet that brings the exhibits to life at night before it runs out of power. With Night at the Museum 3 making its way into theaters on December 19th, I got the opportunity to sit down (or stand in my case) with Wilson, Stiller and director Shawn Levy.  After offering up some advice on how to hold my own at such a tiny size, they busted out some impressions and »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Director Shawn Levy talks Night at the Museum – Fmtv Exclusive

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth TV’s Amon Warmann got a chance to chat with Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb director Shawn Levy (Real Steel) about the franchise’s final movie (or so it’s claimed – expect a Night at the Museum 4 Part A announcement eventually). Check out them talk about everything from Real Steel to movie cameos.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

The cast includes Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, »

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb press conference with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and more – Flickering Myth Podcast

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The Flickering Myth Podcast pays a visit to the Museum…

Flickering Myth was in attendance for the press conference for the last in the Night at the Museum trilogy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which featured director Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Review

17 December 2014 8:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Eight years is a long time in the life of a child. While critics are lining up to award Richard Linklater for exploring such an idea, a much larger viewing audience unfamiliar with Boyhood may experience a similar feeling of time passing them by while watching Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Advertising itself as the finale of the soon-to-be billion dollar grossing Night at the Museum trilogy, Secret of the Tomb lays it on thick with pretences of finality and closure. In truth, the film doesn’t bring the journey to a stop, and instead simply hits the blinker on a lucrative franchise vehicle that’s always been operating in cruise control.

Ben Stiller once again straps on nightshift blues and a flashlight as security guard Larry Daley, who spends his evenings corralling the magically sentient exhibits of the Natural History Museum. Over the course of his adventures, »

- Sam Woolf

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Ben Kingsley interview: Night At The Museum 3, The Boxtrolls, Jungle Book

17 December 2014 3:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ahead of the release of Night At The Museum 3, we talk to the great Sir Ben Kingsley about acting and his favourite kinds of films...

While Sir Ben Kingsley has only a supporting role in Night At The Museum 3: Secret Of The Tomb, he packs both of his scenes with the expected intensity. There’s no denying that this man has a really remarkable screen presence.

Earlier this week, I sat down with Sir Ben to chat about his acting processes and philosophies, the influence of documentaries on his performances, how Night At The Museum fits into the bigger picture of his career and, finally, about his approach to voice acting, as per The Boxtrolls and Jon Favreau’s upcoming Jungle Book where he’s playing Bagheera.

There's a great variety of films on your CV but I'm left curious as to what kind of films you actually like to watch. »

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Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb review: Franchise loses sparkle

16 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Shawn Levy; Screenwriters: David Guion, Michael Handelman; Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: PG

Thanks to its nifty blend of high-concept and wide-appeal comedy, the Night at the Museum series has established itself as dependable family entertainment. Third time around the magic is wearing thin, however, with the bulk of the action relocating to London as Ben Stiller's security guard Larry attempts to revive the magical tablet that brings exhibits to life.

Everything about this sequel screams paycheque as the returning faces (among them Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais) breeze through on cruise control leaving the heavy lifting to the visual effects team. The newcomers launch into it with gusto, but Dan Stevens's preening Lancelot is little more than a one-note gag and »

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Mojang Pushed Minecraft Movie Director Away

16 December 2014 7:06 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It isn't as bad as it sounds, but Mojang (the studio behind Minecraft) are the reason why the director for the upcoming film adaptation has walked away.

Shawn Levy, the director of the Night At The Museum movies, was scheduled to be the director of the Minecraft movie. Recently he walked away from the project, and just recently he told The Wall Street Journal why that happened.

It turns out that it was a combination of WB and Mojang putting a lot on his plate, and not exactly know what they expect from that.

"[Warner Bros.] asked me to develop how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it's a non-narrative game," Levy told the Journal,  "We came up with an approach that felt good to us, and I discussed it with Mojang ... and they were like, 'That doesn't sound like what we want ... If we're going to see a movie get made, »

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Footloose ‘Hobbit’ Grows; ‘Mockingjay’ Tempers ‘Fire': Intl Box Office Final

15 December 2014 4:39 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, Monday 4:39 Pm Pt: Actuals are in from the international weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies climbing $4.6M above projections. The 1st frame cume is now $122.2M with 3D results accounting for 71% of the box office total. Increases in key overseas markets have been updated below. Expanded Hobbit holiday cheer will flow next weekend in North America, Italy, Spain and Korea. On the flipside, Exodus: Gods And Kings came in slightly lower in its cume, which is $18.2M versus an estimated $18.8M on Sunday. However, the biblical epic was up over projections in some Asian markets where audiences have been drawn by the scale and spectacle. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 stayed just about on par with Sunday’s estimates, but has now passed the lifetime of Catching Fire in 32 territories including Italy and Brazil — and could imminently pass Cf‘s Latin American take entirely. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Minecraft Movie: Shawn Levy Explains Why He Finally Abandoned The Project

15 December 2014 2:16 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Not too long ago, the Minecraft movie looked like it was going full steam ahead, thanks to the combined talents of Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy and The Lego Movie studio Warner Bros. With a hot video game property at their disposal, and with a director who predominantly has made family friendly films, it looked like a combination that couldn't lose. Unfortunately, Minecraft fans will have to wait a little longer before they get to see any sort of pixelated wonderment, as Shawn Levy has confirmed he's off the project. The Wall Street Journal interviewed Levy as part of his press tour for Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, and the franchise's director confirmed that he had left the project... and with a very good cause. That reason, as described in the quote below, was that the Mojang team wasn't comfortable with Levy's concept. Said the »

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Night at the Museum Press Conference With Ben Stiller, Rebel Wilson And More

15 December 2014 12:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ahead of the European premiere, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb director Shawn Levy brought some of his cast members along to discuss the film at the London press conference – and there were giggles from the outset, with Rebel Wilson joking about working with ‘father’ Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller shattering dreams of children everywhere.

Though many of the original cast have returned for this third outing, there are also a lot of new additions – but this seemed to bother neither party. Sir Ben Kingsley, who joins the film as Merenkahre, explained: ‘It’s like going to somebody’s house when they’re comfortable in their home – the way they open the front door is really gracious. They’re very comfortable in their own skin, their own work and the welcome is extraordinary.’

‘It was very exciting for us to welcome Sir Ben to the cast. It just »

- Amanda Keats

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Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb Review

15 December 2014 3:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Shawn Levy

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan

Running Time: 97 minutes

Rating: PG

Synopsis: Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Larry (Ben Stiller) is back working the nightshift and now he’s also in charge of the museum’s ‘special effects’, but something is wrong with The Tablet of Ahkmenrah and it’s sending the museum pieces a bit crazy. It’s down to him to find out what’s going on…once he can persuade his son to take life more seriously than he seems to be.

Larry and his friends have taken their adventure to London for Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, and the new setting is a welcome one that breathes new life into »

- Amanda Keats

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'Night at the Museum' Stars, Director Remember Robin Williams as a "Legend Who Was Also Still a Fan"

13 December 2014 1:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb isn't just the latest installment in the Fox franchise about historical exhibits that come to life, the third movie in the series also marks one of Robin Williams' final projects. The late actor-comedian filmed his final outing as Teddy Roosevelt before he committed suicide this August, and the cast and director Shawn Levy took time on the red carpet at the film's star-studded premiere in New York to share some of their fond memories of working with Williams. See more Robin Williams' Most Memorable Roles "They're only fond. I have

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Shawn Levy Drops out of Minecraft Film

13 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

After a month of being attached to direct a live-action adaptation of the popular video game Minecraft, Shawn Levy has dropped out. That’s not all, though. According to Variety, writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have left the Warner Bros. project as well.

So what happened? Apparently, the creative team presented a new idea to the studio last month, but that idea didn’t fit with what the video game developers were looking for, so Levy and the studio thought that the best idea for them to part ways. In an interview with WSJ, Levy said,

"What happened simply is, Warners asked me to develop kind of how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it’s not a narrative game. We came up with an approach that felt good to us and I discussed it with Mojang, the game makers who make Minecraft, and they were like, »

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Robin Williams' Widow, Susan, Attends Night at the Museum Premiere as Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, More Pay Tribute to Late Star

12 December 2014 4:51 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is all about comedy and adventure—but there couldn't help but be a little wistful sadness in the air at last night's premiere in New York. Robin Williams' widow, Susan Schneider, walked the red carpet along with the films' stars, there along with all the others to enjoy her late husband's third turn as Teddy Roosevelt in the blockbuster franchise. "I take really seriously the honor of it being the last movie he made, and part of that legacy," Shawn Levy, who directed Williams in all three Night at the Museum movies, told E! News on the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theatre. "I think for me it's that on the one hand he could be crazy-funny, »

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'Minecraft' Movie: Director Shawn Levy Reveals Why He Left

12 December 2014 1:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we reported that director Shawn Levy and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have parted ways with Warner Bros.' video game adaptation Minecraft, because video game publisher Mojang didn't spark to their take on the property. While promoting his new sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, arriving in theaters December 19, Shawn Levy offered more details about his exit in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Here's what he had to say, confirming that his story didn't sit quite well with Mojang.

"What happened simply is, Warners asked me to develop kind of how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it's not a narrative game. We came up with an approach that felt good to us and I discussed it with Mojang, the game makers who make Minecraft, and they were like, that doesn't sound like what we want »

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Here’s The Reason Why Shawn Levy Left The Minecraft Movie

12 December 2014 1:17 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros.’ big video game adaptation, Minecraft, won’t be hitting cinema screens anytime soon, after it was reported earlier this week that director Shawn Levy had left the movie. Signing onto the adaptation of Mojang Games’ best-selling game in October, it was a fast turnaround when he bowed out less than two months later. At the time there was little reason given for his sharp exit, but Levy has since opened up about the topic in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (via /Film).

On the surface, it seems like the brief reason offered in the initial announcement – creative differences – holds true. In a lighthearted approach, Levy jokingly says he’s “let the children of America down,” before expanding on the specifics of the split:

What happened simply is, Warners asked me to develop kind of how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it’s not a narrative game. »

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Why Shawn Levy Left the ‘Minecraft’ Movie

12 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Warner Bros.’ video game adaptation Minecraft suffered a big blow this week when director Shawn Levy abruptly left the project, just a couple of months after he originally signed on. Now he’s coming clean about his reasons for dropping out. At the simplest level, it boils down to “creative differences” — what Levy envisioned and what Minecraft […]

The post Why Shawn Levy Left the ‘Minecraft’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »

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Levy Talks "Minecraft" Film Departure

12 December 2014 10:14 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After several months officially signed on for the project, director Shawn Levy departed the Warner Bros. Pictures film adaptation of the popular "Minecraft" game series earlier this week.

Now, Levy has told The Wall Street Journal that he left the film due to that old chestnut - "creative differences". Levy says his take on the film was an adventure movie with "a bit of a Goonies flair" and explains his departure:

"What happened simply is, Warners asked me to develop kind of how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it's not a narrative game. We came up with an approach that felt good to us and I discussed it with Mojang, the game makers who make Minecraft, and they were like, that doesn't sound like what we want if we're gonna see a movie get made. We don't know what we want, but that doesn't feel right. »

- Garth Franklin

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Ben Stiller, ‘Night at the Museum’ Cast Honor Robin Williams at Premiere

12 December 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the world premiere of 20th Century Fox’s film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” held at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre on Thursday, the cast honored the life of the late Robin Williams, who makes his final screen performance in director Shawn Levy’s third installment of the popular franchise. Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, attended the event.

Williams died on Aug. 11 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 63.

“I will never forget his generosity,” Ben Stiller told Variety. “I got to work with him a few times over the years, and he was the kindest person.”

Co-star Ricky Gervais remembers the Oscar winner mostly as a caring friend.

“We quickly became mates. He was so approachable and just a lovely bloke,” Gervais shared. “He made you feel good however he was feeling. I will always remember the time I was doing the Bob Woodruff benefit »

- Paul Chi

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Night at the Museum 3 premiere: Rebel Wilson, you've got a monkey on your head

12 December 2014 9:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rebel Wilson was joined by a suit-clad Crystal the monkey at the premiere of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb in New York last night (December 11).

The Aussie actress, who stars as Tilly in the adventure comedy movie's third instalment, had Crystal's arm resting on top of her hair as they posed on the red carpet.

Crystal, who plays Dexter, has appeared in all three of the movies, and has previous credits in Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo (2011), The Hangover Part II (2011) and episodes of NBC's hit comedy Community.

The Shawn Levy-directed film sees Ben Stiller's security guard Larry take a trip across the Atlantic to the British Museum when the cursed tablet that brings exhibits to life starts to lose its power.

Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke, Owen Wilson, the late Robin Williams and the late Mickey Rooney all return to the cast, »

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