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Russo Brothers Hire Mike Larocca as President of Production Company

27 March 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A week after coming on to direct two Avengers movies for Disney/Marvel, Anthony and Joe Russo have hired veteran exec Mike Larocca as president of their Sony-based Getaway Prods.

Larocca had been senior VP at Chernin Entertainment and is an executive producer on Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming comedy “Spy.” He also worked on “The Drop,” starring James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy; “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” starring James Franco and Andy Serkis; and the Tom Cruise sci-fier “Oblivion,” directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Prior to working at Chernin, Larocca was an executive at Spyglass Entertainment.

In his new post, Getaway and Larocca will work with with Ivan Reitman and Channing Tatum to produce a “Ghostbusters” movie. That project was unveiled earlier this month.

The news about Larocca was first reported by THR.com.

 

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- Dave McNary

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Russo Brothers Christen Getaway Productions With Mike Larocca Named President

27 March 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Anthony and Joe Russo, who will helm the next two Avengers movies for Marvel while ramping up a Ghostbusters spinoff under their new first-look deal at Sony, did two things today: They named their company Getaway Productions, and they set Mike Larocca to be president. He comes from Chernin Entertainment, where he was senior veep and he exec produced the Paul Feig-directed Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy as well as The Drop and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Before that he… »

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Paul Feig Talks Spy, Jason Statham, and Test Screenings

26 March 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When a big movie studio is willing to show a film months before its release, they know they have the goods. That was definitely the case when 20th Century Fox world premiered writer-director Paul Feig’s comedy Spy at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.  The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose ByrneMiranda HartBobby CannavaleAllison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. During the premiere, the crowd was laughing so loud I missed lines of dialogue between Statham and McCarthy. Trust me, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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TV Show Scorecard: What's Coming Back Next Season - and What's Not

26 March 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

A lot of TV shows are close to their season finales, and thus, the networks have begun announcing renewals for next season. We have a long way to go to find out the fate of some TV shows, but for now, here are the series that can rest easy, because they'll be back for the 2015-2016 season - plus one show that was not so lucky. What's Been Renewed NBC The Blacklist: The James Spader hit is coming back for season three. Chicago Fire: The drama is coming back next season. Chicago Pd: The new spinoff will get a third season. Law & Order: Svu: The procedural is getting a 17th season. Grimm: The supernatural series will back for a fifth season. The CW Jane the Virgin: The Golden Globe-nominated series will be back for season two. The Vampire Diaries: The series is getting a seventh season. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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News Nuggets: Leonardo DiCaprio tops all actors with $25 million per movie?

25 March 2015 6:23 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Leonardo DiCaprio tops the most recent salary chart for Hollywood's A-list actors. His quote for a blockbuster-type film like "The Wolf of Wall Street" these days is $25 million. Performers in the $20 million club are Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington. Following the success of American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is now expecting $15-20 million per film. Just behind are Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum, depending on the type of role. Also in that ballpark are Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson (for an action movie). Hollywood Reporter -Break- Will boy band One Direction find a new direction with the departure of Zayn Malik? The British group's Facebook page has the singer saying, "I want to be a normal 22-year-old." They have sold 6.49 million albums and had more than 23 million downloads since starting in 2010. The four remaining members -- Niall Horan, Liam Pa. »

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Our Favorite Films From SXSW

25 March 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Kelly and Aaron both had the chance to go to SXSW this year and cover it for Cinelinx, here's their top movie recommendations that they had the chance to see and you need to see once they're released.

Kelly's SXSW Top 3

1. The Final Girls 

This film took me by surprise, in all honestly I was debating on not going but decided last minute to see it and I am glad I did. I was expecting it to be it a little entertaining because it does have an all star comedy cast including Adam Devine and Thomas Middleditch but i was blown away. With hilarious diagloue and a great meta storyline about modern day teens getting stuck in a 1980's sleep away camp horror, be sure to keep this one on your radar for it's release date. It's one of the most original movie concepts I have seen in a long time, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Kelly McInerney)

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Top SXSW Movie Picks

25 March 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Kelly and Aaron both had the chance to go to SXSW this year and cover it for Cinelinx, here's their top movie recommendations that they had the chance to see and you need to see once they're released.

Kelly's SXSW Top 3

1. The Final Girls 

This film took me by surprise, in all honestly I was debating on not going but decided last minute to see it and I am glad I did. I was expecting it to be it a little entertaining because it does have an all star comedy cast including Adam Devine and Thomas Middleditch but i was blown away. With hilarious diagloue and a great meta storyline about modern day teens getting stuck in a 1980's sleep away camp horror, be sure to keep this one on your radar for it's release date. It's one of the most original movie concepts I have seen in a long time, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Kelly McInerney)

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Jason Statham, Director Paul Feig, and Bobby Cannavale Talk Spy at SXSW

24 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When a big movie studio is willing to show a film months before its release, they know they have the goods. That was definitely the case when 20th Century Fox world premiered writer-director Paul Feig’s comedy Spy at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.  The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose ByrneMiranda HartBobby Cannavale, Allison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons why Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and  Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. During the premiere, the crowd was laughing so loud I missed lines of dialogue between Statham and McCarthy. Trust me, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Zach Woods Inks With UTA

24 March 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Zach Woods, who co-stars on HBO’s Silicon Valley, has signed with UTA. The Upright Citizens Brigade alum played Gabe in more than 50 episodes of The Office and has recurred on Veep, The League, The Good Wife and Playing House. Other credits include TV’s Kroll Show, Arrested Development, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bored To Death and features The Heat, High Road and The Other Guys. Woods next will be seen in the big-screen comedy Spy with Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose… »

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Zach Woods Inks With UTA

24 March 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Zach Woods, who co-stars on HBO’s Silicon Valley, has signed with UTA. The Upright Citizens Brigade alum played Gabe in more than 50 episodes of The Office and has recurred on Veep, The League, The Good Wife and Playing House. Other credits include TV’s Kroll Show, Arrested Development, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bored To Death and features The Heat, High Road and The Other Guys. Woods next will be seen in the big-screen comedy Spy with Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose… »

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Stargate, Inglorious Basterds, Captain America Props Hit the Auction Block This Saturday

24 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 700 movie props and entertainment memorabilia at their Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA. There will be a preview from 9-11am Pt with the live auction beginning at 11am Pt. Items include: · 2001: A Space Odyssey – Rare screen used Aries 1-b Lunar Spaceship model · The Beatles – All four Beatles signatures from 1963 in a young fan’s autograph book · StargateKurt Russell’s screen worn costume · Inglourious Basterds - Brad Pitt’s stunt bowie knife · August, Osage County - Meryl Streep’s screen worn costume · Silver Linings Playbook - Jennifer Lawrence’s screen worn costume · St. VincentMelissa McCarthy, Bill »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Review: Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy strike gold again with genre spoof 'Spy'

22 March 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Austin - When "Bridesmaids" was in production, I visited the set, and it seemed to me that the collaborators working on the film were flying happily under the radar, no pressure on them beyond whatever pressure they put on themselves. When they brought the film to SXSW for a "work-in-progress" screening, it absolutely destroyed the audience, and Universal suddenly realized what a hit they had on their hands. Seeing Paul Feig onstage last Sunday at the Paramount to introduce his new film as a writer/director, I was struck by how far he's come even since I met him on the set of "Unaccompanied Minors." He's always been wildly funny and very smart, and if you haven't read his book, "Superstud," you are doing it wrong. It is a tremendous piece of writing. His work on "Freaks & Geeks" is also beautiful and nuanced. But with "Bridesmaids," he was launched into that rarefied A-list territory, »

- Drew McWeeny

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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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Chris Rock working on a new movie with his ‘Top Five’ cast returning

20 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After his latest film, Top Five, was such a hit, it seems like Chris Rock may be in demand again. But not necessarily just in front of the screen, but also behind it.

Rock revealed on Thursday in an interview with Complex UK that he and producer Scott Rudin are currently working on a new project that he hopes to have ready soon. According to Rock, he meets with producer Scott Rudin “every week now going over this next movie,” and that Rudin wants him “to work at a faster pace.”

He added that Rudin also would like to see most of his cast from Top Five return, singling out Leslie Jones and Tracy Morgan as two he would like to see more of. “Some people shine in Top Five. You might want to see a little more of Leslie Jones or Tracy [Morgan], once he gets better. I think Jerry Seinfeld »

- Zach Dennis

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Peanuts Is Not Anything Like Space Jam, In Case You Were Wondering

20 March 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the event that you were worried about Paul Feig ruining another part of your childhood (and we.re not talking about his Ghostbusters reboot), have no fear. The Bridesmaids helmer is producing The Peanuts Movie for director Steve Martino, and he assures us that we won.t be having a repeat of Space Jam. In other words, it won.t be a completely modernized interpretation.  Speaking with Collider at SXSW in promotion of his latest film with Melissa McCarthy, Spy, Feig spoke a bit about what we can expect from The Peanuts Movie. It.s very sweet. It.s totally a G-rated movie, because you can.t get edgy with Charlie Brown. That was the Schulz family.s fear, that me and Fox everybody were gonna come in and hip it up and cast Justin Bieber as Charlie Brown and have it like Space Jam or something. All of »

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Did Jessica Lange Just Throw Shade at Lady Gaga?

19 March 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jessica Lange may not be a fan of Lady Gaga - Us Weekly Eva Mendes blames sweatpants for divorce - HuffPost Celebrity How did Henry Cavill get a black eye? - Lainey Gossip Everyone is very confused about this Iggy Azalea moment - Dlisted Miley Cyrus fans bombard Patrick Schwarzenegger amid cheating rumors - Et Melissa McCarthy comments about the Ghostbusters reboot - JustJared Rita Ora isn't afraid to show a little cleavage - Hollywood Tuna This fact about Ellen DeGeneres will surprise you - Pink Is the New Blog Jessica Simpson is hilariously candid in new interview - The Superficial »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Melissa McCarthy ‘Cannot Be More Excited’ For Ghostbusters

19 March 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While the web has put forward its divisive opinions on Sony’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, its director, Paul Feig has opted to playfully ignore detractors and focus on bringing a new lease of life to the franchise.

As we all know by now, four female ‘busters are set to lead the series into a new era commandeered by long-time Feig cohort, Melissa McCarthy. Since 2011’s Bridesmaids, the director and star reunited for 2013’s buddy cop comedy The Heat and this summer’s critical smash Spy. On their fourth collaboration, the pair are set for yet another reunion. This time, it will be with BridesmaidsKristen Wiig, who along with Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will be strapping on a proton pack for the spooky update. And, as expected, McCarthy is very excited about it.

Here’s what the actress told Total Film about the flick:

“Oh my god, I cannot »

- Gem Seddon

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10

 

Manglehorn

Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from sxsw.com)

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- Jeff Bayer

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Spy Review [SXSW 2015]

18 March 2015 4:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Melissa McCarthy may be America’s comedic sweetheart, but her filmography has been extremely hit-or-miss as of late. Where The Heat is a riotous take on hilarious buddy-cop antics with a female-driven spin, Tammy’s down-on-her-luck optimism barely musters a single chuckle-worthy joke throughout the entire film. But when McCarthy and filmmaker Paul Feig work together (The Heat/Bridesmaids), something magical always seems to happen, and in that same fashion, Spy ends up being another winning combination of Feig’s jovial cinematics and McCarthy’s sweetly bullish comedic stylings. Feig’s screenplay is smarter than the average spoof, McCarthy doesn’t overpower audiences, and a wonderful supporting cast ensures that every character scores a few laughs while kicking some terrorist ass along the way.

The film follows Susan Cooper (McCarthy), a desk-chained overseer who has an obvious crush on her assigned field agent, Bradley Fine (Jude Law). But when her partner’s identity is compromised, »

- Matt Donato

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Character Posters Revealed For Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham & Jude Law In ‘Spy’

18 March 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I just caught up with the Red Band trailer for Spy, which I’ve also included below for you, and it’s looking pretty good. Thankfully, the marvellous McCarthy also appears to be back on form when it’s released on 5th June for movie goers in the UK.

Directed by BridesmaidsPaul Feig, Melissa McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, who’s an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

It’s obviously all a little ridicolous but what else would we expect? There’s a top cast that includes the three below alongside Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Miranda Hart. »

- Dan Bullock

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