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Back in May, Sony Pictures reportedly offered Daniel Craig a whopping 68 million pounds, or close to $100 million, to return as the title character in James Bond 25. Today we have word that the studio is "desperate" to keep the actor on board for two more movies, while they continue their search for a younger, "long-term replacement." This new report claims that the studio has offered Daniel Craig a whopping $150 million to come back for two more 007 movies.
Radar Online has this latest news, but it isn't clear if Daniel Craig plans on accepting this offer to return as 007. Back in May, it was rumored that the actor was "undecided" about returning as Bond, and we haven't heard anything official about whether or not Daniel Craig has made up his mind yet. Here's what an unidentified source had to say about the studio's huge offer.
"The studio is desperate to secure »
It has been nearly a year since Spectre hit theaters and though it didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations placed on it by Skyfall, fans still want to see Daniel Craig return as James Bond. The problem is, we still don't know if that is going to happen, so the studio is reportedly looking for his replacement, should Craig pass on the opportunity to continue on as 007. Now, a shortlist has emerged, and it is a very mixed bag of potential candidates to take on the role of James Bond.
UK Celebrity gossip site The Sun is reporting that Sony and MGM have narrowed their search to six potential names for the next James Bond movie, which will be the landmark 25th installment of the franchise. The list includes long rumored names like Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston. The rumored list also includes a couple of less talked about, »
Winter has come and it's affecting more than just the realm. The creators of the hit HBO show have divulged that the show won't premiere in its regular month.
Let it be known that the best way to get information out of Game of Thrones show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is to put them on a Ufc podcast. In a recent episode, hosted by Jim Norton and Matt Serra, the duo revealed that Season 7 (and likely Season 8) won't be starting during its normal April premiere date.
The reason behind the move is simple, Winter Has Come.
"We don't have an air date yet, but next year will probably be a little bit later. We're starting a little bit later because, you know, the end of the season 'Winter is here,' and that means sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes anymore. So we kind of pushed everything »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
“Game of Thrones” Season 7 could be delayed by the weather, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said. In an interview with Matt Serra and Jim Norton on the Ufc Unfiltered podcast, the duo said Season 7 of the HBO fantasy drama will be “starting a bit later,” since winter has finally arrived in Westeros. “We don’t have an air date yet,” Weiss and Benioff said. “We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here.’ And that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the. »
- Reid Nakamura
For better or worse, David Brent is staging a comeback later this year – that rockstar dream isn’t going to fulfill itself, after all – via The Office spinoff Life on the Road, and it’s been revealed today that Ricky Gervais’ faux-documentary will be distributed around the globe by Netflix.
Written and directed by Gervais, the funnyman confirmed those release plans while appearing on the Opie With Jim Norton Show – as relayed by Variety – pointing to Netflix’s built-in audience as a major factor. Anticipating the digital launch, Gervais stated, “I’d rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it in cinemas, do you know what I mean? Because I want to do tours off the back of it. So for me, it’s great.”
As for the adventure that awaits one David Brent, here’s what Gervais had to share:
“[H]e hasn’t let go of this dream of being a rock star and he’s got a lot of songs together and he’s got a young band together that he’s paying through the nose for and they’re just sort of ripping him off. They’re sort of session musicians so he’s losing money. He has to cash in a pension, he does a little tour he wants the record companies to come along too.
“Obviously he thinks it’s like Scorsese following the Rolling Stones around, this documentary team, but it’s really sort of a Where Are They Now documentary and it’s even sadder and tragic… I’m trying to do like Anvil did for real. It was sort of sweet and tragic… He’s doing songs, it’s almost a musical, really.”
Rickey Geravis will whisk David Brent out of The Office for a Life on the Road when the comedy hits select screens across the UK, Australia and New Zealand in August, followed by a debut on Netflix at some point thereafter.
- Michael Briers
The project, a feature spinoff of the original UK comedy "The Office," will still be released theatrically in the UK, Australia and New Zealand by eOne. Netflix will handle distribution in the rest of the world beginning in 2017.
Written and directed by Gervais, the mockumentary focuses on Gervais' David Brent who is continuing his quest to fulfill his dreams of being a rock star.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It’s been more than a decade since the British version of The Office aired its final episode, but the sitcom’s creator and star, Ricky Gervais, is still a popular figure. Now, Gervais is getting ready to release a motion picture spinoff of his most famous TV show, and he will bring that film to Netflix. The streaming video platform has acquired David Brent: Life on the Road, which will bring viewers up to speed with Gervais’ Office character.
Life on the Road will follow the narcissistic and self-involved Brent as he looks to make it as a rock superstar. The film will follow up several other revivals of the Brent character since The Office’s 2003 conclusion. In 2013, for example, Gervais brought Brent back for a series of videos timed to correspond with YouTube’s Comedy Week.
“This is exciting news and this is top secret, so I’m going to say it now. Netflix has bought out the rest of the world again,” Gervais said during an appearance on satellite radio’s The Opie And Jim Norton Show. “Which is great for me, because I’d rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it cinemas, do you know what I mean? Because I want to do tours off the back of it. So for me, it’s great.”
Beyond its distribution on Netflix, Life on the Road will also screen in selected locations. Its theatrical premiere in the UK is set for August 19th.
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- Sam Gutelle
Appearing on SiriusXM’s the Opie with Jim Norton Show show earlier today, Ricky Gervais revealed that his latest film, David Brent: Life On The Road, a spinoff of the original The Office, has been picked up by Netflix. “This is exciting news and this is top secret, so I'm going to say it now. Netflix has bought out the rest of the world again,” Gervais told Opie and Norton. “Which is great for me, because I'd rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see… »
Ricky Gervais is continuing his relationship with Netflix, as the streaming service has acquired the U.S. rights to Gervais’ upcoming film “David Brent: Life on the Road.” “This is exciting news and this is top secret, so I’m going to say it now: Netflix has bought out the rest of the world again, which is great for me, because I’d rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it cinemas, do you know what I mean?” Gervais said on the “Opie and Jim Norton Show” on SiriusXM Tuesday. “Because I want to do tours off the back of. »
- Joe Otterson
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
The Boy (2016)
Written by: Stacey Menear
Directed by: William Brent Bell
The scenario most always plays out the same way. A break out hit film or show with an ensemble cast spawns many unrelated off shoots with members of that cast allowed to showcase their talents on a singular level. Sometimes it’s spectacular, sometimes it’s tragic, and sometimes a film that would have completely flown under the radar, breaks through the haze of obscurity because of one golden ticket. That ticket is name recognition, and if the film isn’t a hit, it will at least find its place as a footnote in genre history.
If asking anyone about “The Boy” that might be interested in going to see a film of its ilk, »
At the Upfront presentation, IFC announced it has eight new comedies in development. The projects hail from talent including Bryan Cranston, Steven Weber, Allison Anders, Above Average, and Sharon Horgan. These projects join previously announced development series Jon Benjamin’s 100 Erotic Nights and The Jim Norton Project (working title).
The new comedy TV shows in development at IFC are: Todd Barth Can Help You, Canterbury Tales, Detective Lady, How to Rig an Election, Grand Lake, Laughs in Translation, Living With Yourself, and This Land Is Ours.
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IFC shared details about its current development slate and revealed some new information about the upcoming second season of “Documentary Now!” at its upfronts event on Thursday. The network is developing eight new comedy series from the likes of Bryan Cranston, Steven Weber, Allison Anders and Sharon Horgan. Projects from “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” “Bojack Horsemen,” “Getting On” and “The Daily Show” are also in the works. The series (full descriptions below) join the previously announced development projects “Jon Benjamin’s 100 Erotic Nights” and “The Jim Norton Project (working title),” as well as the recently greenlit series “Stan Against Evil” and “Brockmire. »
- Reid Nakamura
Below, watch Comedy Central's new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the Inside Amy Schumer TV series. Season four premieres April 21, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Guests in season four include: Selena Gomez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liam Neeson, Harvey Keitel, Laura Linney, Jennifer Hudson, Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore, Josh Charles, Steve Buscemi, Michael Strahan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, Amber Rose, Irina Shayk, David Spade, and Julia Stiles.
Other guest stars in the fourth season are: Patton Oswalt, Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Andy Cohen, Questlove, Mena Suvari, Jim Norton, Michael Ian Black, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Parnell, Amber Tamblyn, Rachel Dratch, Abby Elliott, Jessica Williams, Bridget Everett, Jon Glaser, Perez Hilton, Missi Pyle, Ralphie May, Tim Meadows, Jon Benjamin, Reg E. Cathey, Sarah Chalke, Jemaine Clement, Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen, and F. »
The film is narrated by comedienne Christina Pazsitzky and includes interviews with Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, Adam Carolla, Jim Norton and Heather McDonald. Samuel Goldwyn is planning a limited theatrical release in late summer, followed by a wider digital release.
“Can We Take a Joke?” premiered at Doc NYC in November and is in the midst of its festival run. A special sneak peek week will be held at numerous college campuses starting April 13 with the aim to stir discussion about the importance of the open exchange of ideas on campuses.
The week will be hosted by Balaker’s Korchula Productions in conjunction with the on-demand movie programmer Tugg and New Balloon. The event is being organized in partnership »
- Dave McNary
The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.
Screen International is looking for new actors, writers, directors and producers to showcase in its 13th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio.
For the first time, Screen will open a direct line for recommendations, which should be directed to email@example.com.
Open from now, the final deadline for submissions is June 1, 2016.
Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be professional and with a track record, albeit brief, in the film business. They should be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals, ideally under the age of 30. Directors may not yet have shot their first feature. All names will be verified in a lengthy vetting process.
Stars of Tomorrow is the film industry’s most successful new talent showcase, with an unrivalled track record for discovering fresh UK and Irish actors and key creatives.
Screen International’s reviews editor and chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan »
Last weekend, the mighty Star Wars: The Force Awakens was finally dethroned by Ride Along 2, after four straight weeks of box office. Box Office Mojo reports that the awards season favorite The Revenant took the top spot with $16 million. This is the first time it took the top spot in its fifth weekend in theaters.
The Revenant opened in limited release on Christmas Day, before expanding into nationwide release on January. It expanded into 152 more theaters this weekend for a theater count of 3,711 theaters, the widest release of any movie in theaters. The Revenant is riding a wave of buzz thanks to 12 Oscar nominations, along with widespread critical acclaim. Star Wars: The Force Awakens rose from second place to third place with $14.2 million, with Ride Along 2 dropping from first to third place with $12.9 million
Star Wars: The Force Awakens got off to an incredible start last month with a record-breaking opening weekend of $247.9 million, »
The Boy, 2016.
Directed by William Brent Bell.
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
From the director of The Devil Inside (one of the worst movies of 2012) comes The Boy, sure to be one of the worst movies of 2016 when all is said and done. It never once makes its premise anything less than ridiculous, ensuring that you are only laughing at it, instead of being compelled by the mystery surrounding the porcelain child doll.
From the very beginning, the shockingly bad script forces upon Greta (The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan) an onslaught of illogical reasons for her to stick around the gothic residence located in an isolated English village, »
- Robert Kojder
Stx Entertainment served up their new horror/thriller movie, "The Boy," into theaters today, January 22nd, 2016, and we've got some reviews in from a couple of the major,top movie critics in the biz, and it's not such great news. Although, I have seen worse. They gave it some 40 and 50 grades out of a possible 100 at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Ben Robson, Diana Hardcastle, James Russell, Jim Norton, Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans. We've added statements from the scarce, 2 critics that managed to give it a look-see. Katie Rife over at The A.V. Club, gave it a just average 50 grade, claiming: "At least, maybe The Boy can lead some novices to better, more original horror movies." Then Joe Leydon over at Variety, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: "Despite the assiduous grinding of plot mechanics by William Brent Bell (“The Devil Inside”) and scripter Stacey Menear, »
- Andre Braddox
Tammy Pescatelli has apologized for accusing Amy Schumer of stealing jokes, and admits she “went too deep.” “I own it. I said it. I went too deep,” Pescatelli said during a visit to the “Opie with Jim Norton Show” on Thursday. “It went too far, and for that, I’m super apologetic.” “I was the last to the party, and I drank the most and I was the loudest,” Pescatelli added. “I probably should’ve just kind of stayed out of it and kept my mouth shut. I shouldn’t have accused somebody.” Also Read: Amy Schumer to Take Polygraph to Prove She Doesn't Steal. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, January 22. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide The 5th Wave Director: J Blakeson Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Zackary Arthur, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Liev Schreiber, Maria Bello Synopsis: "Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother." The Boy Director: William Brent Bell Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell Synopsis: "Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. »
- Steve Greene
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