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These Freaks and Geeks Behind-the-Scenes Photos Will Pull at Your Heart Strings

26 August 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The nostalgia is real, guys. Freaks and Geeks star John Francis Daley took to Twitter to pull our heart strings with some vintage behind-the-scenes photos from the beloved and criminally short-lived series. "#fbf Behind-the-scenes Freaks and Geeks shots by writer/photographer extraordinaire @Gabestuff," he tweeted. In the photos, below and above, Daley is seen with his TV sister played by Linda Cardellini, hamming it up with Jason Segel looking on, talking to executive producer Judd Apatow and standing by with costar Samm Levine. Freaks and Geeks was set in 1980 and told the story of two different misfit high school groups. The show only lasted one season from 1999-2000. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Martin Starr »

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‘Angry Birds’ sequel is (supposedly) happening

26 August 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

AnimationFix: Your regular round-up of the latest animation news, from HitFix reporter Emily Rome Red and his fellow irate pals will fly again (or get slingshot again). “We have started planning the sequel to The Angry Birds Movie,” said Kati Levoranta, Chief Executive at Rovio, the Finnish company that made the popular Angry Birds game and also produced The Angry Birds Movie that Sony’s Columbia Pictures released this May. The Wall Street Journal reported Levoranta’s announcement of work on a sequel. A source with knowledge of Sony’s development slate tells HitFix that “this is premature.” There has been no official word from Sony about an Angry Birds Movie sequel yet. In a year when animation is dominating the box office — three of the ten highest-grossing animated films of all time came out this year — The Angry Birds Movie hasn’t had the most impressive haul. It’s »

- Emily Rome

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James Franco Developing Crime Movies ‘Smonk,’ ‘Poachers,’ ‘Hell at the Breech’

24 August 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco is developing three movies based on novels by crime fiction writer Tom Franklin — “Smonk,” “Poachers,” and “Hell at the Breech,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Franco and partner Vince Jolivette are producing through their Rabbit Bandini Productions, which recently obtained the movie rights in a deal put in place by Joel Gotler of Intellectual Property Group on behalf of Nat Sobel of Sobel Weber Associates. The company has tapped screenwriters for each project.

“We plan on shooting all three of them in the next one to three years,” Jolivette told Variety. “There are no plans at this point for James to act or direct, just for us to produce. We feel the material is rich enough to attract A-level talent.”

Playwright David Van Asselt is working on a script for “Poachers” and Franklin will write the “Smonk” script. Ian Olds and Paul Felton are penning the adaptation of “Hell at the Breech. »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review – Bad Moms (2016)

24 August 2016 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bad Moms, 2016.

Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay Hernandez.

Synopsis:

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

The fact that writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore make a conscious effort to state their film’s title in excess of ten times throughout is a key indicator of just how remarkably false it is: an awkward and vapid droid carved from the entrails of the equally dour The Hangover franchise, Bad Moms is so disastrously unfunny and tonally misjudged that every time the leading ladies bellow out their newly-adopted branding, you can’t help but grimace.

Like so many modern comedies, little attention is paid to story and character because we simply don’t »

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Movie Review – Bad Moms (2016)

24 August 2016 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bad Moms, 2016.

Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay Hernandez.

Synopsis:

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

The fact that writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore make a conscious effort to state their film’s title in excess of ten times throughout is a key indicator of just how remarkably false it is: an awkward and vapid droid carved from the entrails of the equally dour The Hangover franchise, Bad Moms is so disastrously unfunny and tonally misjudged that every time the leading ladies bellow out their newly-adopted branding, you can’t help but grimace.

Like so many modern comedies, little attention is paid to story and character because we simply don’t »

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‘Sausage Party’: Why Seth Rogen’s R-Rated Animated Comedy Was Long Overdue

23 August 2016 6:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sausage Party” may be a film about a hotdog that wants to have sex with a bun, but it still represents a watershed moment for Hollywood. The raunchy comedy that’s grossed $65 million after two weeks in theaters is the first R-rated CG animated movie. Co-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, “Sausage Party” has sex, violence and curse words in a format that has always been reserved for family-friendly fare.

Read More: Seth Rogen’s R-Rated ‘Sausage Party’ Tries to Break Through the Family-Friendly Animation Glass Ceiling

The movie features the voices of comedic stars like Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, James Franco and Paul Rudd playing anthropomorphized food items who discover their only reason for existing is to be eaten by humans. Directors Conrad Vernon (“Monsters vs. Aliens”) and Greg Tiernan (TV’s “Thomas & Friends”) have backgrounds in traditional animation aimed at children, but there’s nothing traditional about this deranged dark comedy. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Adult animation Sausage Party given kids' film rating in Sweden

22 August 2016 3:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s salty comedy, which features foodstuffs taking drugs and having sex, could be seen by children as young as seven

Sausage Party, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s very adult animation about a frankfurter called Frank’s efforts to stuff himself into Brenda the bun, has been given an 11 rating in Sweden, meaning viewers as young as seven can see it when accompanied by a grownup.

Related: Sausage Party review – Seth Rogen's surprisingly tasty supermarket sweep

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- Henry Barnes and agencies

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Squad’ Tops Tepid Box Office Frame

21 August 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The North America box office began its annual late summer siesta this weekend, as ticket buyers did pretty much anything else but go to the movies. Warner’s Suicide Squad remained box office champ while three new films – War Dogs, Kubo and the Two Strings and a costly new version of the classic tale Ben-Hur- all stumbled right out of the gate.

Suicide Squad has faced little to no competition this month, which explains why it is still the number one film in the country. The Joker and Harley Quinn earned an estimated $20.7 million from 3,924 screens in its third round, a business decrease of 52% from its sophomore session. With $262 million in the bank, the film shouldn’t have much of an issue clearing the $300 million milestone by the end of its run. Overseas, the DC Comics movie has cleared $310 million so far.

Sony’s animated hit Sausage Party sizzled approximately »

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Watch the first trailer for James Franco’s Zeroville

20 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for director James Franco’s upcoming comedy drama Zeroville. Based on Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel of the same name, the film stars Franco alongside Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Dave Franco, Joey King, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Join Vikar (James Franco), a wide-eyed innocent in love with the movies, on one wicked trip to the heart of a pulsating, kaleidoscopic Hollywood. Naïve newcomer to the City of Angels, carrying nothing but his “outsider” past and a huge tattoo of Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor inked on his shaved skull; driven by the allure of cinema to the glittering temptations of Zeroville; a town where anything goes.

Encounter the parasites, the punks, the wannabes, the power-brokers and the crazies: meet Viking Man (Seth Rogen) – gatekeeper to all the right parties, a cigar-chomping surf hippie; Vikar’s eccentric Hollywood guide. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Seth Rogen's Astronaut Comedy Loses Its Release Date

20 August 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you've been dying to see Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis floating around space in astronaut costumes, you may be a little disappointed at this next bit of news. It's being reported today that Universal has pulled The Something's release date. The movie was set to star the hilarious trio, and was scheduled to launch this coming Memorial Day weekend, setting the stage for the 2017 summer movie season. Now, the R-rated Sci-fi space comedy has been completely pulled from the schedule.

Seth Rogen was the first to announce that the movie was in trouble, while appearing on the Howard Stern show last week to promote his new animated comedy Sausage Party. But at the time, Universal hadn't officially yanked it off their upcoming slate. Sony Pictures knew the move was happened, and has since given their space alien thriller Life this prime release date real estate. Life »

- MovieWeb

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Seth Rogen and Bill Hader Space Comedy Blasts Off Of Release Schedule

20 August 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It looks like fans may not be able to see the Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis-starring space comedy that the trio had in the works at Universal. New reports indicate that the R-rated untitled astronaut film, which was originally scheduled for a May 26, 2017 release, has been removed from the calendar and is currently undated.

Per Deadline, the main reason the studio decided to remove the project was due to scheduling issues. The film was set to be written, directed and produced by Rodney Rothman alongside Rogan’s company Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe. The comedy was centered on a group of male astronauts who are stuck in space for several years before they come upon another ship.

Read More: FX to Produce Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sonny Lee’s A.I. Comedy Pilot ‘Singularity

With this new mixup, Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to »

- Liz Calvario

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Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis Comedy Loses May 2017 Release Date

19 August 2016 4:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has taken its untitled sci-fi comedy, starring Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen, off its May 26, 2017 release date.

The movie would have been going up against Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth movie in the “Pirates” franchise, and Sony’s science-fiction thriller “Life,” starring Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, which takes place abroad the International Space Station.

Universal announced the untitled project, also known as “The Something,” in February as the directorial debut of “22 Jump Street” writer-producer Rodney Rothman, then dated it a month later. The story centers on astronauts who happen upon a mysterious craft and find that they are not equipped to represent humankind in a battle of intelligent life.

Universal did not disclose Friday why it had removed the movie from the schedule but sources have indicated that the studio had concerns about the budget. »

- Dave McNary

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Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader R-Rated Comedy Bumped From May 2017 Release

19 August 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal’s untitled R-rated comedy starring Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader, which was originally scheduled for a May 26, 2017 release, has been removed from the calendar and is now undated. A source close to the studio said the decision came down to a scheduling issue. May 26 is shaping up to be a crowded release date, with Sony’s thriller “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also slated for that weekend. Rodney Rothman, who wrote the script for ”22 Jump Street,” was set to write, direct and produce the comedy, »

- Matt Pressberg

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Us Briefs: Nyff unveils Retrospectives line-up

19 August 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Friday the section of the 54th New York Film Festival headlined by Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema.

Nyff will screen a selection of French classics featured in the documentary and a 12-film exploration of one of Tavernier’s favourite American directors, Henry Hathaway.

For the full line-up click here. Nyff runs from September 30-October 16.

Superlative Films and Depth Of Field announced on Friday that John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes and Rory Culkin have joined the cast of ensemble drama Columbus, currently shooting in Indiana. The film marks the feature directorial debut of ::kogonada.Universal Pictures has taken its Untitled Zach Galifianakis / Bill Hader / Seth Rogen R-rated Comedy off the schedule. The film was originally set to open on May 27, 2017.Chiller Films has set a December 2 theatrical release for genre title Siren followed by VOD, Digital HD and »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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First Trailer For James Franco’s ‘Zeroville’ With Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson & More

19 August 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Viewed from a certain angle, James Franco is like the arthouse Adam Sandler. When it’s time to make a movie, he calls up a bunch of his friends, and off they go. Thankfully, the results are always interesting, even if they don’t always work. And while Franco will be unveiling his John Steinbeck adaptation “In […]

The post First Trailer For James Franco’s ‘Zeroville’ With Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson & More appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Zeroville Trailer Sees James Franco And Seth Rogen Bound For Hollywood

19 August 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

James Franco and Seth Rogen, the creative duo behind such cult comedy hits as The Interview and This is the End, are Hollywood bound in the first trailer for Zeroville, a biting satirical period romp hailing from Franco himself.

It’s pitched as his most ambitious directorial effort to date, and after clocking eyes on the extensive first trailer, we’re inclined to believe those claims. Featuring a host of regular faces in Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, Zeroville is set against the Tinsel Town of ’69 where Ike “Vikar” Jerome stars out on a journey that offers up tragedy and discovery in equal measure.

Placing a laser focus on celebrity culture and all things Hollywood, Seth Rogen is on board as a character known as Viking Man – “gatekeeper to all the right parties, a cigar-chomping surf hippie; Vikar’s eccentric Hollywood guide” – while the »

- Michael Briers

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First Trailer For ‘Zeroville’ Featuring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride & More

19 August 2016 7:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After adapting William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, what looks to be James Franco‘s most ambitious directorial effort yet is an adaptation of Zeroville, based on Steve Erickson‘s book, which serves as a dark parody of the New Hollywood movement. Now the first sales trailer, clocking in at over four minutes, has landed.

The story focuses on Ike “Vikar” Jerome, who has just moved to Hollywood in 1969. With tattoos of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor on his head, his journey “ends in both tragedy and discovery.” The book features many New Hollywood icons, such as Robert De Niro, Brian De Palma, John Milius and Paul Schrader, with the ghost of Clift even showing up.

However, outside of the cast — including Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride — in terms of filmmaking icons, the first trailer only features a Wim Wenders cameo, which makes »

- Jordan Raup

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The Best YouTube Channels Launched in 2016

19 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It is hard to believe, but YouTube is now more than a decade old. No longer a mere repository for videos of children on drugs and goats bleating like humans, entire careers have been made (and unmade) on the video platform. In YouTube years, a channel from 2012 is practically a dinosaur. New channels pop up every day, sometimes with unlikely faces at the helm. Here are IndieWire’s favorite channels that launched this year.

The Rock

+1.1m subscribers

Is there anything he can’t do? As if transitioning from WWE superstar to highest paid-actor in Hollywood weren’t enough, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had to dip his toe in the YouTube waters as well. He launched his eponymous channel in June, and already has 1.4 million subscribers.

The content so far is sufficiently Rock-like, with the man never missing a pun. There’s “PokéRock,” in which YouTubers and celebrity friends like »

- Jude Dry

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Weekend Box Office Preview: ‘Sausage Party’ Battles for Top Spot, ‘Ben-Hur’ Will Flop

18 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The late August weekends prior to Labor Day can offer opportunities for box office breakthroughs because the studios historically save these dog days for their weakest entries. Three years ago Weinstein took “The Butler” to $116 million domestic after a robust $24.6 million opening. None of this weekend’s three new wide releases will reach that level.

“Ben-Hur” (Paramount), “Kubo and the Two Strings” (Focus) and “War Dogs” (Warner Bros.) as well as three holdovers should all score more than $10-million for the weekend. That would set a record for the last half of August, and so would any Top Ten total above $114 million (unadjusted at least). This weekend in 2015 scored only $85 million.

Two pictures are contesting for different contests weekend bests. One will ends up at #1, in a close race between the third weekend of Warner Bros.’/ D.C. Comics’ fast-falling “Suicide Club” and Sony’s sleeper animated success “Sausage Party. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Amy Schumer Shocks Fans By Abruptly Cancelling Her Hit Series Inside Amy Schumer

18 August 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Amy Schumer's career has been the very definition of a rollercoaster ride these last few years. The comedian made a big splash a couple of years ago thanks to her raucous, raunchy stand-up comedy, which helped her land her very own series on Comedy Central. Inside Amy Schumer became a big hit for the network, and soon Schumer was everywhere. From starring in her own hit film, Trainwreck- which earned stellar reviews and made a killing at the box office- to starring in a Super Bowl commercial alongside Seth Rogen, she quickly became a star to look out for. 

But, amidst it all, there's also been some serious low points. For starters, she was rocked by accusations of joke-stealing from fellow comedians- which, in that world, is a big no-no. A viral campaign was launched, depicting how she was allegedly ripping off other people's jokes, and even recycling »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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