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UK movie releases: December 2014

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

December 5, 2014

Black Sea

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy

Running time: 115 mins

Certificate: 15

Get Santa

Director: Christopher Smith

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Warwick Davis

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: U

The Grandmaster

Director: Kar Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang

Running time: 108 mins

Certificate: 15

Men, Women & Children

Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort

Running time: 120 mins

Certificate: 15

Penguins of Madagascar

Director: Simon J Smith, Eric Darnell

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: U

St Vincent

Director: Theodore Melfi

Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: 12A

December 12, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battles of the Five Armies

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch

Running time: Tbc mins

Certificate: Tbc

December 19, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To

Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

Running time: 109 mins

Certificate: 15


Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Starring: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen »

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Cameron Diaz crashes the boys club

24 November 2014 6:48 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In the three years EW has been handing out an award for the best Saturday Night Live host, men have dominated the competition. (Though it might be more accurate just to say that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have dominated.) Melissa McCarthy has been runner-up twice, but for the most part, guys have topped the weekly polls. As a result, we've taken to calling our best-host poll the race for Mr. Saturday Night. But it doesn't have to be, obviously. One week after Sarah Silverman was eliminated, Cameron Diaz hosted SNL, and she now faces a quartet of guys, led by Woody Harrelson. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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DreamWorks Animation Gives B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations a New Release Date

23 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Dreamworks Animation is developing a new Ghostbusters-like movie called B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations. It really sounds like it could be a great movie. It was supposed to be released on June 5th, 2015, but the studio has has pulled it from that date, and a new one has yet to be given. Pixar’s Inside Out is scheduled for June 19th, 2015, and it seems like DreamWorks doesn’t want to compete with that. 

The supernatural action comedy follows two bumbling apparitions who find themselves in an extraordinary after-life adventure when they join the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) – the ghost world’s elite counter-haunting unit – and ultimately must face off against the planet’s greatest haunter.

B.O.O. features the voices of Seth Rogen and Melissa McCarthy as the lead ghost agents. Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer, Jennifer Coolidge, and Octavia Spencer voice additional roles. »

- Joey Paur

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Best of the Week: 'Running Man' Sequel, 'Interstellar' Prequel, 'Hunger Games' Strikes Back and More

22 November 2014 12:00 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Arnold Schwarzenegger might be back for a Running Man sequel. David Spade will back and mulletted in Joe Dirt 2. Samuel L. Jackson could be back as Mace Windu in a solo Star Wars movie. Chris Pratt is doing another weird comic book movie, called Cowboy Ninja Viking. Shailene Woodley will play Edward Snowden's girlfriend. Jude Law will play the enemy of King Arthur. Melissa McCarthy will play Tinker Bell. Penelope Cruz will costar in Zoolander 2. Matt Smith will costar in Patient Zero. A lot of people went to see Dumb and Dumber To. More people ought to watch El Rey's 48-hour kung fu marathon on Thanksgiving. The kids' horror series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is being...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Finding The Kid Who Could Stand Up To Bill Murray: Ted Melfi On ‘St. Vincent’ At The Contenders

21 November 2014 11:36 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

St. Vincent writer/director/producer Ted Melfi talks with Pete Hammond at Deadline’s The Contenders event about, literally, first having to track down the notoriously elusive Bill Murray.

That task behind him, Melfi then had to find, as he puts it in this video shot at Deadline’s Oscar showcase The Contenders, a kid who could stand up to Bill Murray. It took 1,600 candidates to find ‘The Kid,’ Jaeden Lieberher.

Other stars of the comedy, which came out last month, include Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd. Other producers were Peter Chernin, Fred Roos and Jenno Topping. The Weinstein Company is handling distribution.

The film, which cost an estimated $13 million to make, has grossed almost $34 million since its Oct. 10 release.

Did you see the movie? What did you think? Let us know.


- David Bloom

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‘St. Vincent’ Review

21 November 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaeden Lieberher, Kimberly Quinn, Lenny Venito, Nate Corddry | Written and Directed by Theodore Melfi

Do not be shocked if St. Vincent seems familiar; a grumpy old man who can barely take care of himself forced to tend to the needs of a child is a concept well many have drawn from. By taking a proven premise first time director Theodore Melfi is clearing hoping his first time is not also his last time.

Bad Santa, the original Bad News Bears, and even The Mighty Ducks have used this idea with staggering success. Typically the key to making it work is getting right cantankerous man to play the part. Walter Mattau, Billy Bob Thorton, and now Bill Murray can be added to the list of people that have taken this familiar role and made it uniquely their own.

Murray plays Vincent, »

- Dan Clark

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Movie News: All-Star 'Going in Style' Remake; Melissa McCarthy Will Be Tinker Bell

20 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Going in Style: Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in a remake of the gentle 1979 comedy Going in Style. The original starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as retired friends who decide to rob a bank; Zach Braff is in talks to direct the remake. [Variety/TheWrap]   Tinker Bell: Melissa McCarthy will play the fairy heroine Tinker Bell in a new comedy-adventure to be directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel). Levy came up with the idea and developed it further with McCarthy; Nicholas Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted) has been hired to write the screenplay. [Deadline]   Big Eyes: New photos from Tim Burton's upcoming true-life drama Big Eyes showcase dramatic moments for married couple Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Also...

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Melissa McCarthy to Play Tinker Bell for Shawn Levy

20 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Melissa McCarthy has a knack for playing big personalities, but one of her next roles will be very very small. She’s set to play the fairy Tinker Bell in an untitled new movie directed by Shawn Levy, described as a comedy adventure that’ll bring a new spin to the classic Peter Pan tale. Hit the jump […]

The post Melissa McCarthy to Play Tinker Bell for Shawn Levy appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Melissa McCarthy to Be Comedic Tinker Bell for Director Shawn Levy

20 November 2014 8:55 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With the exception of a series of home video releases, we've never seen Disney's famous fairy Tinker Bell get her own movie, since she's always been relegated to appearing with Peter Pan. However, now the blonde pixie will star in her own film at 20th Century Fox. However, it won't be the kind of film you would expect since Deadline reports Tammy and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy will play the title fairy, and Night at the Museum franchise director Shawn Levy will be at the helm. The project is currently untitled, but it's based on a fresh approach to the iconic character which was fleshed out with the help of McCarthy herself. There aren't any details on what this new take will entail, but it sounds promising with Nicholas Stoller, writer of The Muppets and The Five-Year Engagement, in charge of the script. Levy and McCarthy will produce by way »

- Ethan Anderton

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Shawn Levy to direct Melissa McCarthy in a comedy version of Tinkerbell

20 November 2014 8:29 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Melissa McCarthy is the female version of Kevin Hart: either you love her or you really, really f*cking hate her. Aside from a break-out supporting role in Bridesmaids, McCarthy has managed to essentially play the same role over and over again in movies like The Heat and Tammy. After a while, the schtick gets old and then you enter the Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey realm of safe, family films. On that note, McCarthy has teamed with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy to develop a »

- Alex Maidy

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Melissa McCarthy to Sprinkle Comedy Pixie Dust as Tinker Bell

20 November 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Peter Pan" fever is sweeping the nation, with NBC's upcoming live production of the stage musical prepped for next month, and Joe Wright's origin story "Pan" set to hit theaters next year. Now, another Neverland-centric project is in development, and it's nabbed a famous face as its star.

According to Deadline, Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in a new movie from director Shawn Levy (the "Night at the Museum" films, "This Is Where I Leave You"). The film is described as a comedy-adventure story focusing on Peter Pan's fairy sidekick, and will be "a fresh take on the classic tale," per Deadline's report.

Levy came up with the story idea, and "Neighbors" director Nicholas Stoller (who also penned the "Sex Tape" and "Muppets Most Wanted" screenplays) is writing the script. Levy is still wrapping up the last bits of post-production on "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, »

- Katie Roberts

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Melissa McCarthy to Star in Live-Action Tinker Bell Comedy

20 November 2014 7:38 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

20th Century Fox just acquired the film rights to an untitled "Tinker Bell" comedy adventure that will star Melissa McCarthy as the tiny character. The new movie will be directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum). Plot details have yet to be revealed, but Deadline says that the Levy came up with the idea and then worked on it with McCarthy. The script was eventually written by Nicholas Stoller, who recently directed "Neighbors." A few year ago, Disney announced that it was going to make it's own Tinker Bell movie, called "Tink," a romantic comedy that had Elizabeth Banks attached to star. It's not clear whether the project is still happening. »

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Melissa McCarthy Will Play Tinkerbell, Get The Bizarre Details

20 November 2014 5:51 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Since she broke through with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been tearing it up with comedies like Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. Now the funny lady is going to bring her box office prowess to a new interpretation of Peter Pan's pixie sidekick Tinkerbell. Deadline reports Fox has bought the rights to make the untitled Tinkerbell project, which will have Melissa McCarthy in the starring role as the iconic and feisty fairy. The comedy will be penned by Nicholas Stoller, the scribe behind such raunchy laffers as Get Him To The Greek and Sex Tape, as well as a co-writer on The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Night at the Museum trilogy helmer Shawn Levy is on board to direct. McCarthy and Levy will both pull double-duty as producers on the project. You might suspect that like most other incarnations of Tinkerbell tales, McCarthy's version will be animated. Well, that's »

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Melissa McCarthy to star in Shawn Levy's Tinker Bell film

20 November 2014 5:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Melissa McCarthy will star in Shawn Levy's upcoming Tinker Bell movie.

The actress will play Peter Pan's fairy sidekick in the untitled film, reports Deadline.

Levy and McCarthy developed the story from the Jm Barrie classic, with Nicholas Stoller working on the script.

McCarthy's most recently film is St Vincent, which is screening in the Us now and will arrive in the UK on December 5.

She will next star in Spy.

Levy's most recent release was This Is Where I Leave You, with sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on the way. »

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Melissa McCarthy to play Tinker Bell for Shawn Levy

20 November 2014 2:44 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox has acquired an untitled comedy-adventure film focusing on Tinker Bell, the fairy sidekick of Peter Pan, and have cast Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Tammy) in the role. Shawn Levy, who directed by Night at the Museum films and Real Steel, is on board to helm the project.

Deadline describes the film as a “fresh take” on the iconic character, which was originally pitched by Levy himself and will be fleshed out by McCarthy. Sex Tape, The Muppets, and Get Him To The Greek scribe Nicholas Stoller is on board to write the script.

Levy, who’s latest movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters next month, has yet to pick his next project, but has a few options at his disposal. He was recently attached to a modern retelling of the Arabian Nights story 40 Thieves for Fox, and Warner Brothers’ Minecraft adaptation. Deadline »

- James Garcia

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Melissa McCarthy To Play Tinkerbell

19 November 2014 8:28 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled comedy-adventure that will star Melissa McCarthy as the fairy Tinker Bell.

Shawn Levy is directing the project based on a fresh take on the classic Peter Pan character that he and McCarthy came up with.

"Neighbors" director and "Muppets Most Wanted" scribe Nicholas Stoller will write the script while Levy and McCarthy will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Melissa McCarthy And Shawn Levy To Team Up For Tinker Bell Film

19 November 2014 7:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled Tinker Bell film for director Shawn Levy to helm and Melissa McCarthy to lead. Said to be a comedy-adventure, it will offer up a “fresh take on a classic tale,” one which originated from the two aforementioned talents. Nicholas Stoller will hop on board to pen the script, with Levy and McCarthy producing via their respective production banners.

No word yet on any additional cast members, or story details, but we imagine that McCarthy will be playing Tinker Bell in what is likely a live-action film. The other thing that’s unclear here is what tone this project will take. Will it feature more of the R-rated comedy that Stoller and McCarthy are known for, or will they be toning things down a bit to target the children?

Regardless of what Fox has in store for us, we’re definitely intrigued, and we »

- Matt Joseph

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Melissa McCarthy to Play Tinker Bell in Comedy-Adventure; Shawn Levy to Direct from Nicholas Stoller Script

19 November 2014 7:24 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in a comedy-adventure directed by Shawn Levy.  According to Deadline, Levy came up with the idea and developed the premise with McCarthy.  They sold the pitch to Fox and Nicholas Stoller will write the script.  The report doesn't make it explicit, but I assume for now this is a live-action project. McCarthy, Levy, and Stoller make for an interesting collection of comedic minds.  Fox presumably loves the successful Night at the Museum movies that Levy delivered, with another sequel coming in December.  I bet on the Tinker Bell movie resembling the Night at the Museum tone.  McCarthy is as good as you can get these days for that kind of broad comedy, and the typically R-rated Stoller showed a deft family touch on the new Muppet movie screenplays.  There is enough reason for hope that I am curious to learn more about Levy's take on Tinker Bell. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Funny Fairy: Melissa McCarthy is playing Tinker Bell in a new comedy

19 November 2014 7:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Melissa McCarthy is getting wings. The "Tammy" star is teaming up with director Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum") for an untitled comedy-adventure in which McCarthy will play Tinker Bell, the fairy made famous in Walt Disney's 1953 animated classic "Peter Pan," according to Deadline. Nicholas Stoller ("Neighbors") will write the script based on a "fresh take" hatched up by McCarthy and Levy, who are also producing the film. No other details are available at this time. McCarthy can currently be seen in "St. Vincent" opposite Bill Murray; coming up she has the Paul Feig comedy "Spy" co-starring Rose Byrne and Jason Statham. Earlier this year, her latest starring vehicle "Tammy" brought in more than $100 million worldwide despite garnering poor reviews. What do you think of the idea of McCarthy as Tinker Bell? Let us know in the comments. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Melissa McCarthy to Star in Tinker Bell Movie Directed by Shawn Levy

19 November 2014 6:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Melissa McCarthy is on board to star as Tinker Bell in a comedy-adventure set up at Fox with Shawn Levy directing.

Levy will produce the untitled project through his Fox-based 21 Laps production company. McCarthy will also produce via her On The Day banner.

Nicholas Stoller will write the script from an idea by Levy and McCarthy. Tinker Bell originated as a fairy in J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play “Peter Pan.”

McCarthy is starring with Bill Murray in “St. Vincent” and Fox’s upcoming comedy “Spy.”

Levy’s “Night at the Museum: The Secret Tomb” will be released by Fox on Dec. 19. Stoller directed “Neighbors” for Universal and wrote “Sex Tape.”

McCarthy is represented by CAA and the Schiff Co. Levy is repped by Wme and Stoller is repped by UTA.

The news was first reported by Deadline.


- Dave McNary

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