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Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures will seek out new screenwriters through its Emerging Writers Fellowship for a second year, after the first exceeded the studio’s expectations.

The studio will start accepting submissions on Oct. 21 through the fellowship’s website.

Applicants will need to submit an original feature-length screenplay and other background materials to the studio for evaluation.

Ten finalists will be selected and interviewed in Los Angeles, with up to five fellows chosen to work for the studio over the course of a year.

The program is supported by the studio’s Diversity Council and the NBCUniversal Corporate Diversity team, and endorsed by the Writers Guild of America, West.

Universal sees the fellowship as one of its key initiatives to bolster its diverse workforce in front of and behind the camera.

“Working with the writers allowed us a fresh perspective on some of our own material and we were also able to »

- Marc Graser

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine season one DVD review: Non-stop laughs

29 September 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Not many comedy series, even some of the greatest of all time, start as strongly as Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The cop comedy is the funniest Us import of 2014, bringing big belly laughs and an ensemble cast that have a true spark and chemistry.

On paper it may sound like a very traditional workplace comedy with the usual tropes of will-they won't-they office romances and rivalries, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine installs the format with a colourful array of characters, silly stakeouts and brilliant cameos (Craig Robinson, in particular) so that it feels utterly fresh and original.

Andy Samberg was already well known for his work on Saturday Night Live, hilarious comedy group The Lonely Island and underrated BBC Three series Cuckoo, but in Brooklyn Nine-Nine he takes on the leading man role as the cocky, infantile and gloriously daft Jake Peralta.

Balancing out Samberg's big grin and goofiness is the show's secret weapon, »

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' season 2 will involve chocolate milk, a party bus, and 5 sex positions

26 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Better call this one in: Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine is returning to the streets—and to your flat-screens—on Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m. It’s been a long wait, as the season finale in May left us hanging from a cliff made out of exclamation points and question marks: Jake is working undercover for the FBI!?!?! He confessed his crush to Amy!?!?! And what the—Charles slept with Gina!?!?! So, what barely legal hijinks can you expect in season two from first-degree wiseass detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), absolute-opposite-of-wiseass Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), and the rest of the precinct? »

- Dan Snierson

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Craig Robinson will return to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' as Pontiac Bandit

25 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It appears that the Pontiac Bandit will soon commit more theft—of the scene-stealing variety. Craig Robinson will reprise his role as the likeable car thief on Fox’s cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine this season, EW has learned exclusively.

In the Christmas episode, which is slated to air in early to mid-December, Jake (Andy Samberg) reluctantly joins forces with the charming criminal he’d been pursuing for years (and who slipped away at the end of an episode last season) in order to take down a drug kingpin. “The Pontiac Bandit once again comes into Jake’s life, and once »

- Dan Snierson

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Why Dodge is Using Comedians to Sell Cars

8 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson are bickering over a car. In a new series of commercials being released over the next two months, the actor-comedians play two neighbors—one with a Dodge Dart and one without. “It’s pretty clear that Dodge is going younger and targeting the millennial audience,” said David Schwab, the leader of Octagon First Call, which helps foster partnerships between celebrities and brands. »

- Lucy Feldman

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Film Review: James Brown Bio ‘Get On Up’ Stuck in a Funk

1 August 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Get On Up” contains one dynamite performance trapped in a frustratingly mediocre movie. James Brown’s life and music offer a wealth of material to work with, that doesn’t necessarily adhere to the conventions of a formulaic musical biopic.

Director Tate Taylor instead decides to put his life on shuffle. Taylor and screenwriters John-Henry Butterworth and Jez Butterworth seem to be intentionally trying to avoid making a straightforward Hollywood biopic. They’ve made a borderline incoherent one instead.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

When I saw Chadwick Boseman in the Jackie Robinson story “42” last year I thought he looked like an actor being crushed by the weight of the legend of the man he was portraying. But he is more than up to the task of channeling the Godfather Of Soul. Boseman proves he can get down, entertainingly recreating Brown’s moves on stage right down to those leg-stretching splits. But the performance goes beyond mere impersonation. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Tate Taylor talks about Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up'

1 August 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Today, August 1st, director Tate Taylor's newest movie, "Get on Up," opens nationwide.  A biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, the movie is debuting nearly three years to the day after Taylor's previous directorial effort, "The Help," which opened on August 10, 2011. While the films are not the same by any stretch, there are undoubtedly similarities between the two – both take place the South, both take place during our recent history, and both feature Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer.  The elements worked well for Taylor last time out, earning positive reviews and garnering several awards and nominations including an Academy Award for Spencer. The new movie is already receiving positive reviews for Boseman's performance.  Taylor, sitting down with HitFix recently for an interview, said that he knew on the first day that Boseman's work would be something special. "We, as a producing team, to aide Chad, we kind of stacked »

- Josh Lasser

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Get On Up – The Review

31 July 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Although usually the domain of pre-Oscar, end of the year holiday season, the feature film biography, or “bio-pic”, will occasionally pop up amongst the big Summer blockbusters. A little over a year ago it was 42, the story of Jackie Robinson. Its late Spring release might also be seen as a response to 2011′s surprise Summer smash The Help which also explored American race relations, but used fictional characters. This weekend sees the release of Get On Up, the biopic of music superstar James Brown. And while most of Get takes place a decade after Robinson’s barrier-breaking entry into then all-white major league baseball, Brown shattered some similar barriers and became one of the first major black entertainers that captured fans of all races. And, wouldn’t you know it, the talented young actor who played Jackie Robinson last year, Chadwick Boseman, trades in his cleats for florescent platforms in »

- Jim Batts

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'Get On Up' (2014) Movie Review

31 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't expect biopics to ever give me the full story or even an accurate story for that matter. In fact, many documentaries are only giving us one side of the argument and sometimes less than that when compared to films based on a true story. So when it comes to Tate Taylor's take on the life of the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown, Get On Up plays like a film that gives us a small taste of the darkness that was in Brown's soul after a rough upbringing and a life in which he felt he was always on his own. The result is entertaining and inspiring while also being a little bloated in the middle. One thing, however, is for certain, Chadwick Boseman continues to impress, following up his performance in 42 with another "out of the park" portrayal of an iconic, bigger-than-life star. The screenplay by Jez »

- Brad Brevet

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Goes Terminator with Red-Band Trailer

29 July 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Well, it turns out that a hot tub time machine can do more than travel backwards in time, and it might have a mind of its own, as we learn in the e new red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. As the Repairman states: “The hot tub doesn’t take you where you want to go, it takes you where you need to go.”

In the new red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke (we’re already skeptical due to the absence of John Cusack, who has been replaced by Adam Scott) are living the high life after Lou (Corddry) altered their futures at the end of the first film. But when a would-be assassin attempts to kill Lou, they must use the hot tub again to save his life by preventing the attempt on Lou’s life. »

- Mike Tyrkus

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How '42' helped Chadwick Boseman play James Brown in 'Get On Up'

29 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2013, Chadwick Boseman appeared on the big screen as Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland written and directed "42."  The movie was by no means Boseman's first feature, but it wouldn't be unfair to suggest that it is the movie which thrust him into the public consciousness.  After appearing in "Draft Day" earlier this year, Boseman is now back in a new biopic, "Get On Up."  The movie is about James Brown and directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help").  It counts among its producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger and opens in theaters on August 1st. On a recent Saturday morning, Boseman took some time to sit down with us to talk about the new film, its relation to "42," and where the actor might go from here.  He made it quite clear that there is a whole lot of effort that is needed to get playing someone else right, and that »

- Josh Lasser

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to James Brown Story ‘Get on Up’

26 July 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new music biography “Get on Up” starring Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Draft Day”) as James Brown!

Get on Up,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens on Aug. 1, 2014, also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott and Josh Hopkins. The film is directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help,” “Winter’s Bone”), written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth and produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger.

To win your free “Get on Up” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Comic Con: Interview with Hot Tub Time Machine 2 star Clark Duke!

26 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Standing in the press line for Paramount this year proved to be a great time at the Con. It is always a pleasure to talk with Clark Duke. The actor will soon be appearing in Hot Tub Time Machine 2 along with Adam Scott, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson. We.ve been able to sit down with this fine fellow nearly every year at Comic Con and it is always a good thing. While it may be a bit of time before we get to soak in the time traveling hot tub . scheduled release is December 25th . you can »

- JimmyO

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014) Red Band Movie Trailer

25 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Trailer. Steve Pink‘s Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014) red band movie trailer stars Angela Kerecz, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Amaya, and Thomas Lennon. Hot Tub Time Machine 2‘s plot synopsis: “The story involves Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry‘s characters who take [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Comic-Con 2014 Panel Video with Clark Duke

25 July 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures brought their slate of upcoming releases to Comic-Con 2014 yesterday, including the R rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Clark Duke arrived to represent the film in Hall H with two beautiful women at his side, before letting the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 red band trailer unspool for the first time, which brings the gang back together for an adventure into the future. Check out selected moments from the panel, with Clark Duke giving an interview immediately afterwards. You can also check out the trailer if you missed it yesterday.

Set 10 years after the original, Rob Corddry's character Lou is now a billionaire, after using the time machine to change Google to Lougle. The story centers on Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) who use the time machine to try and get back to the past after Lou gets in trouble, but they inadvertently end up in the future, »

- MovieWeb

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Get Back to the Future in This Red-Band Trailer for 'The Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

25 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Fire up the hot tub, because we’ve got the official red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2! The sequel to one of the surprise comedy hits of 2010 finds three (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke) of the four (sorry, no John Cusack this time out) original cast members returning for another trip through time and space. Laughs, nudity and outlandish situations are sure to follow. The lengthy new red-band trailer (which is not safe for work) reveals what’s happened to our leads since their first adventure. When Lou (who has apparently become the “father of the Internet”) is shot by an unknown assailant, the boys have to fire up the time machine again to save their friend. Lots of hilarious mishaps follow. Recapturing the lightning-in-a-bottle...

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- Mike Bracken

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Everything is like The Terminator in first Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer

25 July 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Rob Corddry (Sex Tape), “The Office”’s Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke (Kick-Ass 2) are back as the rag tag, drunken group of time-travelling best friends in their sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine. After living out their lives through the 90s and 00s, Lou (Corddry), Nick (Robinson), and Jacob (Duke) have abused the system, pretending that, yes, they really did write that Lisa Loeb song, and they’re totally the inventors of the Internet.

But something, of course, goes terribly wrong, and Adam Scott takes the vacated seat of John Cusack (no!) in the hot tub to prevent some “future crime.” The boys aren’t going back to the 1980s, but rather, they’re going to the future – to 2024.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 also stars “Community”’s Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase.

Check out the red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 below! »

- Sasha James

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Watch Craig Robinson in First Trailer for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

25 July 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I actually wasn't even aware that a sequel was in the works! But say hello to "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," the sequel to the 2010 film "Hot Tub Time Machine," directed by Steve Pink, from a script penned by Josh Heald. What's it about? Well, it's called "Hot Tun Time Machine." The film stars Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Rob Corddry, Chevy ChaseGillian Jacobs, and Clark Duke. It is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2014. This time, our friends Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) use the time traveling hot tub to try and get back to the past to save Lou (Rob Corddry), after he is shot, but they inadvertently end up ten years in the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch the 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Red Band Trailer

25 July 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paramount has premiered the first trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which will be hitting theaters this coming Christmas, bringing back the majority of the cast members from the first one including Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs. Sorry, no John Cusack. The 2010 original followed a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's (Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Duke) won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads' pounding, in the year 1986. It's their chance to kick some past and change their futures. There isn't an official synopsis for the sequel just yet, but I don't think it's going to »

- Brad Brevet

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