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Animated 'Angry Birds' Movie Reportedly Carries $186 Million Budget

14 April 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The only reason I'm writing about this is to let you know this isn't all that much of a story, though you are going to see it reported around the Internet as if it is. We all knew about the animated Angry Birds movie, which will be released by Sony on July 1, 2016, based on the mobile video game from Rovio. Now, in a report from Cineuropa (via The Playlist) they say the film carries a ?75 million production budget, accompanied by a marketing and distribution budget of approximately ?100 million. Carry the one, subtract two, throw it in a converter and that ends up being about $186 million U.S. dollars. I can hear you saying, "That's over $100 million more than Paramount and Nickelodeon spent on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and even more than the $135 million Dreamworks spent on Home," but hold on... just hooooooold on. Note the fact this »

- Brad Brevet

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"Angry Birds" Film To Cost $185 Million

14 April 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rovio Entertainment is betting big on its upcoming 3D CG-animated film adaptation of the smart phone game "Angry Birds". Cineuropa reports that the project will have a production budget of around Usd $80 million with a further $105 million for marketing and distribution.

Pekka Rantala, the CEO of Rovio, says: "You can accuse us of many things, but not of lack of courage. The film is getting very positive reactions from major retail and licensing partners, as well as from consumer focus groups, which will have a positive impact on licensing in the coming years. We expect some major announcements of partnerships."

Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks and Romeo Santos all star in the film which is currently targeting a May 20th 2016 release. »

- Garth Franklin

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.

2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.

Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.

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- simonbrew

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The Perfect Cheer: How Ana, Cheri, and Molly made 'SNL' awesome again

2 April 2015 5:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ever since the start, "Saturday Night Live" has given us bold, weird character actresses who seesawed between deadly one-liners and powerful impersonations. Gilda Radner charmed you with insanity. Jane Curtin jarred you with sarcasm. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nora Dunn, and Jan Hooks balanced goofy caricatures with serious thespian chops. But when Molly Shannon joined "SNL" 20 years ago in February of 1995, a new wave of female characterizations began on Lorne Michaels' revue: Suddenly women could be the zaniest, ballsiest performers in the entire telecast -- and with the biggest grins on their face, to boot. Shannon was joined in the cast by Groundlings loon Cheri Oteri later in 1995; Northwestern alum and onetime violin prodigy Ana Gasteyer came in '96. The trio found inventive ways to mock new distaff phenomena in pop culture like "The View" and Lilith Fair while injecting carnality, cool intelligence, and even scariness into familiar "SNL" roles for women. »

- Louis Virtel

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Jon Hamm Reflects on ‘Mad Men,’ Looks Forward to Funnier Future

1 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk to anyone who knows him, and they will all tell you one thing: Jon Hamm is not Don Draper.

Though he shot to fame as the tortured antihero at the center of AMC’s “Mad Men,” he gravitates to comic roles to show off his lighter side, stealing scenes in “Bridesmaids” and popping up on “Saturday Night Live.”

But the pressure of life in the spotlight may have taken its toll. In late February, he quietly checked himself into the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for treatment of alcohol abuse. The news broke less than two weeks before the April 5 premiere of “Mad Men’s” final season, in the midst of promotional duties for the show. Hamm’s representatives issued this statement: “With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Box-Office Alternatives: Idiocracy

26 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

If there's one thing a movie starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart guarantees, it's mixed-to-negative critical reception and decent-to-stellar audience reaction. Both seem like strong possibilities this Friday with the release of the duo's new comedy Get Hard (2015), in which a wealthy tycoon (Ferrell) insists that his employee (Hart) show him the ins-and-outs of how to survive in prison after he himself is sentenced. Early screenings of Get Hard have brought claims of homophobia and racial stereotyping, yet the popularity of the movie's two stars should be enough to potentially carry the comedy to a healthy run at the box office.

Should Get Hard succeed, it will be another victory for director and co-writer Etan Cohen, who has found success writing such hits as Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3. Yet for a select few, his collaboration with Mike Judge on the hilarious and somewhat horrifying Idiocracy (2006) remains his best work. »

- Frank Calvillo

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This week in TV news: The Academy hands down rulings on hourlong comedies

21 March 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.

One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Upcoming Videogame Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

 

Agent 47

August 28, 2015

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, but it generally followed the trend of videogame movies being kind of crappy. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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On the Horizon: 9 Upcoming Video Game Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great video game movie soon?  Hollywood studios currently have several adaptations in various stages of development, so we're taking a look at them to see which has the potential to be something amazing. 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

Agent 47 (August 28, 2015)

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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Week in Review: Tommy Wiseau teases a prequel to ‘The Room’ in Reddit Ama

20 March 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Week in Review rounds up the past week in film news in one easy place. Check back this weekend for round-ups for TV and gaming.  

Oh Hai Tommy Wiseau. You’re making something of a comeback, aren’t you? Several months back we reported that you were working on a TV sitcom that you had written, directed, and starred in (naturally) called The Neighbors, but that in the same way that you would start throwing around a football and then completely forget about it a moment later, it seemed like that was just a whim. Sure enough, The Neighbors was picked up on Hulu, and this week you did a Reddit Ama to promote it. Looks like people are finally starting to recognize your genius.

Stepping away from my conversation with Mr. Wiseau for a moment, if you’ve ever actually gotten an opportunity to attend a late night screening »

- Brian Welk

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Sofia Coppola Christmas Special Adds George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler

19 March 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Maya Rudolph have joined Bill Murray in a Christmas special directed by Sofia Coppola.

Murray had previously told Variety exclusively that he was participating in the project, complete with singing. All actors involved are reported to be playing themselves.

Also making a cameo is Sunset Tower maître d’hôtel Dmitri Dmitrov, who will play the role of Murray’s valet.

The special does not yet have a release date or a distributor, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which also first reported the additional casting.

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- Seth Kelley

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Clooney, Poehler, and Cyrus Will All Play Themselves in Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola’s Christmas Special

19 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We now have a bit more more info on that Bill MurraySofia Coppola Christmas Special, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter. It will follow "the notoriously agent- and manager-less actor as he evades the advances of a shark dying to sign him" and as he bumps into fellow celeb BFFs, including George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph — who will all play (versions of?) themselves. Singing Christmas carols. Hanging out with Bill Murray. Just another normal day in Hollywood! »

- Lindsey Weber

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George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus & Maya Rudolph Join Bill Murray In Sofia Coppola's Christmas Special

19 March 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let's rewind a bit in case you forgot about this. Last fall, Bill Murray revealed he was re-teaming with "Lost In Translation" director Sofia Coppola for a TV Christmas special. “It’s not going to be live,” he said at the time. “We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are [being] writen. There will be prose.” And now, plot details have been revealed along with new cast members and this is shaping up to be something very... interesting... THR reveals that George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Maya Rudolph have come aboard the project with Murray, and all will be playing themselves. Filming is already underway on the holiday tale that will see Murray trying to avoid a Hollywood figure who wants to represent the actor, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Spoils Before Dying' Gets Kristen Wiig & Haley Joel Osment

17 March 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) and Haley Joel Osment (Entourage The Movie, Tusk) have joined the formidable cast of IFC's six-part comedic miniseries, The Spoils Before Dying. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment also appeared in the first installment of the Spoils franchise, The Spoils of Babylon, which aired on IFC last year and earned Wiig an Emmy&#8482 nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries. Currently in production, The Spoils Before Dying will make its television debut this summer on IFC.

Also returning in new roles are Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Steve Tom (Major Crimes) and Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). New cast additions to The Spoils Before Dying include Kate McKinnon (SNL, Ghostbusters), Tim Meadows (Marry Me, SNL), Chris Parnell (30 Rock, SNL), Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl, We Are Friends), Andrew Daly (Review, Comedy Bang! Bang! »

- MovieWeb

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Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Haley Joel Osment Join IFC’s ‘The Spoils Before Dying’

17 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Haley Joel Osment have joined the cast of the IFC comedy miniseries “The Spoils Before Dying.”

Michael Kenneth Williams and Will Ferrell star in the six-part mini revolving around a murder mystery set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles jazz scene in 1962.

“Spoils” hails from Ferrell’s Funny or Die production banner and is exec produced by Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. Steele and Piedmont wrote the script, with Piedmont also directing.

Wiig’s performance in the first installment of the franchise, 2014’s “The Spoils of Babylon,” earned her an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a miniseries. “Spoils Before Dying” is now lensing for a summer debut.

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- Seth Kelley

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Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Haley Joel Osment Set For IFC’s ‘The Spoils Before Dying’

17 March 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) and Haley Joel Osment (Entourage The Movie, Tusk) have signed on for IFC’s miniseries The Spoils Before Dying, the second round of Funny or Die’s storytelling from the Spoils franchise, set to premiere this summer. Wiig and Osment also appeared in the first installment, The Spoils Of Babylon, which aired on IFC last year and earned Wiig an Emmy nom for lead actress in a… »

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Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph And More Return For Spoof Sequel The Spoils Before Dying

17 March 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last year IFC rolled out the star-studded spoof comedy The Spoils Of Babylon, and the series is upping its quota of stars for the sequel – The Spoils Before Dying. Produced again by Funny Or Die, the sequel season has already placed Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael K. Williams in the lead as jazz pianist Rock Banyon. He will now be joined by a squad of returning stars from the first outing.

Per The Wrap, the six-episode season will star Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment and Maya Rudolph who are poised to return alongside Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson. Newbies to the series include Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe.

With Funny Or Die once more at the helm it may come as no surprise that Will Ferrell – reprising his Eric Jonrosh »

- Gem Seddon

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Maya Rudolph Will Play Michael K. Williams' "Occasional Lover" in 'The Spoils Before Dying'

17 March 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Maya RudolphKristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment have joined the cast of IFC’s six-part miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," which stars Michael Kenneth Williams as Rock Banyon, a struggling jazz pianist at the center of this pulp-noir murder mystery.   Set in 1962 during the height of the Los Angeles jazz scene, "The Spoils Before Dying follows" Rock (Michael Kenneth Williams) as he becomes the Prime Suspect in the double murder of singer and his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove (who will be played by Maya Rudolph) who is found dead in a car with another man. Panicked, Rock splits town for Mexico »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Maya Rudolph Will Play Michael K. Williams' "Occasional Lover" in 'The Spoils Before Dying'

17 March 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Maya RudolphKristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment have joined the cast of IFC’s six-part miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," which stars Michael Kenneth Williams as Rock Banyon, a struggling jazz pianist at the center of this pulp-noir murder mystery.   Set in 1962 during the height of the Los Angeles jazz scene, "The Spoils Before Dying follows" Rock (Michael Kenneth Williams) as he becomes the Prime Suspect in the double murder of singer and his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove (who will be played by Maya Rudolph) who is found dead in a car with another man. Panicked, Rock splits town for Mexico where he reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores O’Dell (Kristen Wiig). Determined to prove his innocence and avoid the electric chair, Rock and Delores head back to the U.S. on a dangerous journey for the elusive truth. All the while, Rock's hard charging manager Alistair St. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment Return for ‘Spoils of Babylon’ Follow-Up; Maya Rudolph Joins

17 March 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

IFC’s “The Spoils Before Dying” would be hard-pressed to squeeze any more talent into its cast. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment are returning from original series “The Spoils of Babylon,” the cable channel said on Tuesday. Maya Rudolph will join them on the six-part comedic miniseries. Also coming back in new roles are Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson. New cast members include Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe. As previously reported, Michael Kenneth Williams will play struggling jazz pianist Rock Banyon; Will. »

- Tony Maglio

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