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When Wet Hot American Summer came out in 2001, it was released by USA Films – a company that eventually morphed into Focus Features, but at the time had no real footing theatrically. That may explain why the film was barely released, but eventually found a cult audience. Considering it was written by Michael Showalter and David Wain (the latter of whom directed the film), and featured many members of The State there was almost a guarantee it would be funny, but the fledging USA Films didn’t know how to sell it. Originally Showalter and Wain wanted to follow that film with They Came Together, which they were unable to make until recently, and it was also given a small theatrical release (but was also put on VOD). But now that it’s on home video, it seems likely it too will become a cult favorite. Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, »
- Andre Dellamorte
Weeks after snagging rights to popular Ya franchises Divergent and The Hunger Games, TNT has set its sights on Marvel, securing five of the studio's upcoming movies. In the new pact announced Wednesday, the Turner-owned cable network will get the television premieres of unreleased films from Marvel Studios, including Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015) and Captain America 3 (May 6, 2016). The three other movies TNT will get through the pact have not been named, though Marvel has dates booked through 2019. And Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as the titular hero, has a release date of
- Philiana Ng
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in “Laggies.” But there’s one thing audiences won’t get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that detonates her image as one of the most proper of leading ladies.
The script for “Laggies” called for Knightley to perform an elaborate skateboarding trick, but there were issues with the location, and at any rate, the insurance wouldn’t cover the actress, who was by her own admission no Tony Hawk.
“I got really lucky with that,” said Knightley. “There was supposed to be this big trick where I did this ollie, but I was to sort of jump up and twist it. If you’d given me a year with me breaking every bone in my body, I could have done it. But with two weeks to prepare, »
- Brent Lang
It’s widely agreed that there is no shortage of comedic talent in the film industry today. With actors like Jason Segel, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Tina Fey, and Paul Rudd showing no sign of taking any time off from their day jobs, at any given time one can typically find at least one comedy featuring one of these popular leads in theatres.
Jason Bateman is one of the stand-out actors working today, building a solid reputation as one of the industry’s funniest leading men. He started acting in comedy at a young age, working in a number of television shows in the 80s and 90s. In 2003, he took on the role of Michael Bluth in a little show called "Arrested Development". This went on to become one of his most critically acclaimed performances, and the demand to bring the Bluths back was so high that another season was released on Netflix last year. »
- Amanda Wood
In The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a copycat of the Phantom Killer who struck 66 years ago reignites the Moonlight Murders in a small Texas town. And in Horns, a man suspected of killing his girlfriend wakes up to find horns jutting from his forehead, thus bringing a little hell on Earth. These two films are among those joining the 10th anniversary celebration of Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
The Hive, It Follows, Everly, and Open Windows are also included in the recently announced final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest, which takes place September 18th-25th in Austin, Texas. We have the official press release with full details:
Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - “Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & Us Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The final wave includes Horns, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, »
- Derek Anderson
Miranda Bailey’s Cold Iron Pictures has come on board to finance and produce the Sundance Lab project “Swiss Army Man,” written and directed by the filmmaking team the Daniels.
The duo — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — recently won the best direction award at the MTV Video Music Awards for “Turn Down for What.” Bailey and Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron Pictures will produce, alongside Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee and Jonathan Wang.
The absurdist comedy, launched at the Sundance screenwriters lab, centers on a hopeless man stranded in the wilderness who befriends a dead body and together they go on a journey. It will shoot in November with ICM Partners handling sales.
Cold Iron is also producing and »
- Dave McNary
When Edgar Wright stepped away from directing Ant-Man, fans weren't the only ones left disappointed. The cast, too, have expressed their feelings about his departure, and it was never more felt than during Comic-Con 2014, where Paul Rudd more than anyone seemed saddened by the whole affair. Sometimes, he didn't even look as though he wanted to still be associated with the production.
In a new interview, Michael Douglas, who plays inventor of the Ant-Man suit Hank Pym, sounds like he is starting to change his tune. He shared his feelings on losing Edgar Wright and gaining Peyton Reed.
In the process, he revealed that he hasn't shot any of his scenes yet. But that will change very soon, calling the whole affair a 'wild beast'.
"He's good. I haven't started yet, actually...I go down tomorrow, and it's my first day. So I've met him a couple times, but he »
For those of you hoping to see Michael Douglas dress up in an Ant-Man costume in the upcoming Marvel film… you're out of luck. Douglas will not be donning the superhero garb. He talked about the movie and costume in a recent interview with MTV saying:
"My costume will be hung up and Paul [Rudd] will be wearing it in good form."
He also talked about Paul Rudd's physic in the movie saying:
"Paul Rudd is ripped. He’s been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that."
Douglas is playing Hank Pym in the movie, and even though we won't see him in costume, we might see a flashback sequence with a younger version of him in costume. I've been hearing there will be some »
- Joey Paur
Michael Douglas, the prolific actor that is set to bring some gravitas to Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man film, sat down with MTV to discuss the film a bit. Amongst the topics discussed were the way the script came together, with Douglas praising the way Marvel's process starts with great broad strokes and then refines it down to something more precise, as well as he and Paul Rudd donning costumes.
In terms of Rudd, Douglas squashes any concerns that the actor would be a scrawny Scott Lang. Despite Ant-Man not being known for his buff build, there's a certain standard set for actors that are going to portray superheroes on the big screen and Douglas reveals that Rudd is very much in the right shape for the role.
"Paul Rudd is ripped. He’s been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
We know very little about Marvel's "Ant-Man" film, except that Michael Douglas will play an older version of Hank Pym, who loses/gives the suit to Scott Land, played by Paul Rudd. There were some rumors about several flashback scenes that show Douglas as Ant-Man, but that doesn't seem to be the case any more. "My costume will be hung up, and Paul will be wearing it in good form," Douglas explained. The actor went on to say that Rudd is going to look great as Ant-Man. "Paul Rudd is ripped. He.s been training and working out for this picture for a long time," said Douglas. "He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that." "Ant-Man" is currently filming and is set to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015. »
During the event he sat down with MTV to talk briefly about Marvel's "Ant-Man" which began production last month. First up, he revealed that he will Not be donning the special suit that allows his character to shrink down to an ant's size - that will be saved for Paul Rudd's Scott Lang:
"Paul Rudd is ripped. He's been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that. My costume will be hung up and Paul will be wearing it in good form."
The project marks Douglas' first real effort in the superhero genre, and his first big visual effects film. »
- Garth Franklin
Ant-Man Costume Altered Due to His Physique. It’s no surprise that for every superhero film, the costume must always fit or it must be changed. Even for the upcoming Ant-Man film, as co-star Michael Douglas told MTV News that the costume had to be altered due to Paul Rudd’s muscles. Michael [...]
- Mufsin Mahbub
The football star loses his job after a domestic violence video goes public, Prince Harry has an interesting response to Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, a new host is appointed to The Late Late Show, and more in today’s Last Lap.
After shocking video of Ray Rice punching wife Janay Palmer in the face hit the internet on Monday, the Baltimore Ravens running back has been released from his team and suspended indefinitely from the NFL. [Espn] Prince Harry speaks out about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy: “I can’t wait to see my brother suffer more. If it’s a girl, he’ll suffer even more.” [Us Weekly] Tony winner James Corden is officially the new host of The Late Late Show. [Broadway World] Robert Downey, Jr. says there are no plans as of now for an Iron Man 4. [Variety] Mila Kunis is ready to pop any minute, but that won’t stop her from having date night with Ashton Kutcher. »
- Taylor Ferber
Douglas stated that, “Paul Rudd is ripped, he’s been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that.”
Rudd plays the character of Scott Lang, who in the comics becomes Ant-Man after stealing the suit from Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. Douglas plays Pym, although he has stated that he won’t be donning the suit himself: “My costume will be hung up, and Paul will be wearing it in good form”
- Thomas Roach
Michael Douglas arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend for the world premiere of his new thriller The Reach. When he sat down to chat with MTV, the talk eventually turned to the Marvel Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, which started production last month.
Michael Douglas plays Hank Pym, who created the Ant-Man suit that allows whoever wears it to shrink down to an ant's size, while retaining all of their human strength. When asked if the actor will get to wear the suit himself, Michael Douglas says that only the "ripped" Paul Rudd will be wearing the costume as Scott Lang.
"Paul Rudd is ripped. He's been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that. My costume will be hung up and Paul »
With the little information we have surrounding the Peyton Reed version of Ant-man, it is almost impossible to differentiate between what was going to happen in the Edgar Wright take on the film and what we will see on screen next summer. For instance, we know that Michael Douglas will play an older version of Hank Pym as he hands off his suit to Paul Rudd's Scott Lang. But, there was still some hope we would be getting flashbacks to the 1960s where Douglas would don the Ant-Man suit to »
- Alex Maidy
Targeting the lazy contrivances and conventions that permeate the romantic comedy genre, They Came Together is a hit and miss affair that lacks the cohesion and consistency of similar spoofs Airplane and The Naked Gun. Sporadic moments of inspiration and a wonderful cast, spearheaded by the effortlessly amiable leads Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, ensure that there's enough charm and laughs to make this a worthwhile experience.
Rather than unfolding in linear fashion, this tale about how Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) overcame initial hatred to become a couple is recounted through flashbacks over the course of dinner with fellow amours Kyle (Bill Hader) and Karen (Ellie Kemper). This narrative framework instantly establishes the lampooning nature of the piece, with the diners amusingly discussing how »
Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Should you expect the older, Henry Pym to suit up in the Ant-Man costume and fight alongside Scott Lang (Rudd) in Peyton Reed's Marvel Studios debut? It's not likely to happen according to star Michael Douglas. When asked for an updated on the film - in paritcular on the costumes, Douglass told MTV, "Paul Rudd is ripped. He’s been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that." When asked if he'll be wearing a costume, he stated, "My costume will be hung up and Paul will be wearing it in good form.” Here's another video with Douglas, where he briefly recounts the history of Hank Pym as an orgianl Avengers member and also shares his thoughts on James Gunn »
After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.
In better news David Wain’s relatively well »
- Chris Holt
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