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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 release date pushed back from Christmas Day

15 October 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has seen its release date pushed back into next year.

The sci-fi comedy was due to open in cinemas on Christmas Day through Paramount, but has now been delayed until February 20, 2015.

The move takes the sequel away from competing with The Interview, Sony's comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will now open against the Sean Penn-led action film The Gunman, Kevin Costner sports drama McFarland, USA and Natalie Portman's Jane Got a Gun.

Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Chevy Chase all reprise their roles from the original film, with Adam Scott stepping in for the absent John Cusack. Scott will play the son of Cusack's character.

Community star Gillian Jacobs is a new addition the cast.

The sequel's storyline sees Robinson and Duke's characters leaping back into the hot tub in a bid to head »

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Time Travels From December To February

15 October 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In an extremely unsurprising turn of events, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has been shifted from its previous Christmas release date to February 20th of next year. The holiday season is always tremendously crowded at the box office, and the competition is so steep this year that the raunchy sequel wouldn’t have stood an ice cube’s chance in hell at the box office.

Clark Duke, Rob Cordrry, Craig Robinson, Chevy Chase and Collette Wolfe all return for the follow-up, in which Lou (Cordrry) becomes the father of the Internet and is shot by an unknown assailant from the future, leading the gang to jump into the time machine to save their friend. John Cusack is not returning, and Parks and Recreation‘s Adam Scott will be taking on a new role to fill in for him. Community‘s Gillian Jacobs also has a part.

In its previous slot, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Independence Day 2' and 'Hitman: Agent 47' Get New Release Dates

14 October 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox made a few tweaks to its schedule today, shifting Independence Day 2 from the crowded July 1, 2016 release date to June 24, 2016, while moving Hitman: Agent 47 up nearly six months from February 27, 2015 to August 28, 2015.

Independence Day 2, which is reportedly bringing back Jeff Goldblum to star, would have faced Sony's Angry Birds, Disney's The Bfg and Warner Bros.' Tarzan on July 1, but now it only has to contend with Universal's Untitled Mummy Reboot one week earlier. No story details have been given for Independence Day 2, which will not feature the return of Will Smith .

Hitman: Agent 47, which stars Rupert Friend as the title character, will now face the Dimension Films thriller Regression on August 28, 2015, instead of going up against Warner Bros.' Focus and The Transporter Legacy on February 27, 2015. The plot is based on the video game of the same name, which follows a sole assassin who works for a sinister corporation. »

- MovieWeb

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Skips The Interview, Time Travels to February

14 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This isn't all that surprising.  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is now foregoing its original December 25th, 2014 release date and moving to February 20th.  This makes sense for a few reasons, the first of which is that it needs to get out of the way of Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview, which is shaping up to be something of a comedic juggernaut (at least in terms of my perception - it feels like awareness is high for that one).  Also telling?  My first thought when I saw this news was, "that was supposed to come out on Christmas?"  It doesn't feel like they've been aggressively marketing the movie (aside from the trailer) and I feel like February is safer ground for this franchise anyway. Paramount also moved Scouts vs. Zombies from that date and placed it on October 30th, 2015, also a move of confidence in that horror comedy it looks like. »

- Evan Dickson

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Nick Cannon to appear in multiple episodes of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

14 October 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Nick Cannon is Brooklyn-bound. The America's Got Talent host/poet/future ex-Mr. Carey has been cast in a recurring role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox announced today. Cannon will play Marcus, the "handsome, educated and charming" nephew of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). Making his first appearance on the police comedy in a December episode, Marcus is relocating to New York City and will be staying with Holt until he gets settled. Also joining Cannon on the Nine-Nine guest roster this season are Kyra Sedgwick, Eva Longoria, Craig Robinson, Patton Oswalt, Terrell Owens, Stephen Root, and Sandra Bernhard. »

- Dan Snierson

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Added as Performer for Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity Variety Show (Video)

9 October 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been added to the roster of performers on Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen's 3rd Annual Los Angeles Hilarity for Charity Variety Show. Gordon-Levitt joins previously announced performers Sarah Silverman, Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious, plus Bill Burr and Kumail Nanjiani. In addition, one lucky fan and a guest will win a chance to be Seth Rogen‘s date to the prom-themed event, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, thanks to Omaze. See photos: James Franco, Seth Rogen Are Naked and Afraid in Latest Bromantic Adventure The winner and their guest will be. »

- Jason Hughes

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Jon Stewart took a rare night off from 'The Daily Show' due to illness

7 October 2014 10:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jon Stewart took a rare night off from “The Daily Show” due to illness Correspondent Jason Jones and, later, his wife Samantha Bee filled in for Stewart, who is expected to return on Tuesday. Their guest was former correspondent Wyatt Cenac. Plus: Jason Jones is no John Oliver. False gunshot report prompts Lapd to rush to Stephen Collins’ home Tuesday night Former “Baywatch” star Donna D'Errico tweeted and later deleted the following tweet: “That guy from ‘7th Heaven’ lives right around the corner from me & just shot himself a few minutes ago.” In fact, Collins wasn't home but he's okay. Ryan Murphy says he's close to getting Neil Patrick Harris aboard “American Horror Story" "I'm working on something and hopefully we will talk next week,” he says. "He's game. He had very specific ideas of what he wanted to do, and I had very specific ideas, so we're melding them. »

- Norman Weiss

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From 'Scandal' to rom-com star? Kerry Washington in talks for 'Is He the One'

6 October 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kerry Washington is preparing to take a trip down the aisle. The "Scandal" star is in negotiations to play the lead role in "Is He the One," a new romantic comedy directed by "The Best Man Holiday" helmer Malcolm D. Lee, according to Deadline. Written by DJ Richardson and Michelle Morgan, the story begins with a woman dressing for her wedding day before flashing back to her last three relationships, leaving audiences to question which man she ultimately chose to marry. Washington's most recent big-screen appearance was in last year's Tyler Perry-produced comedy "Peeples" opposite Craig Robinson. She's a two-time Emmy nominee and one-time Golden Globe nominee for her role in "Scandal." Does "Is He the One" spark your interest? Let us know in the comments. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Seth Rogen Raises Alzheimer's Awareness With Star-Studded Variety Show

1 October 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Seth Rogen is once again bringing the laughs with a few friends, but this time instead of a movie it's for a good cause.

Seth Rogen is once again bringing the laughs with a few friends, but this time instead of a movie it's for a good cause.

News: Money From George Clooney Wedding Photos Go to Charity

Comedienne Sarah Silverman and Craig Robinson (The Office) are among those who will perform at the 3rd Annual L.A. Hilarity for Charity show on October 17 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Rogen hosts the event, sponsored by Genworth, with his wife Lauren Miller. The couple launched the event after a personal experience with Alzheimer's.

"My wife Lauren [Miller]'s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's when she was in her early 50s," said Rogen. "Out of a sense of desperation -- and wanting to feel like we were doing something -- we, along with some friends, started Hilarity »

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Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program

30 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | 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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