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The Boxtrolls knocks Sex Tape off UK box office top spot

16 September 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Boxtrolls has claimed the top spot in the UK box office chart.

The eccentric animation, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Richard Ayoade, knocks Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel's Sex Tape off the top after one week, earning £2m in its opening weekend.

Scarlett Johansson's Lucy remains at two with takings of £812,000, while Matthew Warchus' Pride is new in at three with over £718,000.

Sex Tape slips down to four with £673,000, while Phillip Seymour Hoffman's A Most Wanted Man enters at five with £610,000.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) The Boxtrolls - £2,000,597

2. (2) Lucy - £812,073

3. (-) Pride - £718,778

4. (1) Sex Tape - £673,478

5. (-) A Most Wanted Man - £610,312

6. (3) Before I Go To Sleep - £537,991

7. (5) Guardians Of The Galaxy - £614,564

8. (6) Let's Be Cops - £477,576

9. (4) The Hundred-Foot Journey - £437,650

10. (7) The Inbetweeners 2 - £332,564 »

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Quiz: The Films of Jason Bateman

12 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

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

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Jimmy Fallon, Jason Segel, The Roots Play Family Feud With Steve Harvey

11 September 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jimmy Fallon gave the reins of his program over to Steve Harvey, and the result is the funniest 12 minutes of television I’ve seen in months. Harvey hosts a special Tonight Show edition of Family Feud with Jason Segel, Jimmy and Higgins of the Fallon family facing off against Questlove, Tarik and James of The Roots family. The game featured three rounds of questions, with survey answers provided by The Tonight Show’s studio audience. In the first round, the teams had to name other terms for marijuana; in the second, they had to list instruments that were least likely to get band members groupies; and in the third, they were asked to fill in a blank sentence. The expressions on Harvey’s face are priceless. Watch the video below. Enjoy!

The post Jimmy Fallon, Jason Segel, The Roots Play Family Feud With Steve Harvey appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Ricky

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Sex Tape tops the UK box office chart

10 September 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September 2014…

After two weeks atop the chart, the Scarlett Johansson-headlined action thriller Lucy has been knocked down into second place, with the Cameron Diaz / Jason Segel comedy Sex Tape debuting at the top of the UK box office this past weekend with £1,431,058.

Three other new releases managed to crack the top ten in what was a relatively soft weekend, with Before I Go To Sleep and The Hundred-Foot Journey taking third and fourth with £790,271 and £694,875 respectively. Meanwhile, FrightFest hit The Guest opened in eighth place, earning £313,003.

Number one this time last year: About Time

1. Sex Tape – £1,431,058 weekend (New)

2. Lucy – £1,197,432 weekend (3 weeks)

3. Before I Go To Sleep – £790,271 weekend (New)

4. The Hundred-Foot Journey – £694,875 weekend (New)

5. Guardians of the Galaxy – £678,943 weekend (6 weeks)

6. Let’s Be Cops – £663,761 weekend (2 weeks)

7. The Inbetweeners 2 – £633,341 weekend (5 weeks)

8. The Guest – £313,003 weekend »

- Gary Collinson

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Sex Tape Finds Much Needed Success In The U.K.

9 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite being fronted by such beloved comedy stars as Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, Sex Tape flopped at the domestic box office. But its reputation could well be saved thanks to some enthusiastic fans across the pond. THR reports Sex Tape is thriving in the United Kingdom. While the comedy opened without a bang in the Us last July, it has just hit in the U.K., and it's hitting hard. Box office tracker Rentrak estimates the Jason Segel/Cameron Diaz rom-com has pulled in $2.3 million in its UK debut, where it played on just 441 screens. That may not sound like an impressive number when compared to the fat figures that typically mark U.S. box office winners, but it's great news for the Sony comedy. The saucy Sex Tape has Diaz and Segel playing a married couple in desperate need of a jolt to their sex life. A wild »

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Steve Harvey was flabbergasted while hosting 'Family Feud' on 'The Tonight Show'

9 September 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you ever wondered what game show hosts really think of their contestants, look no further than Steve Harvey. For years he has been wearing his heart on his sleeve and his look of "Are you serious right now?" on his face for "Family Feud." Last night, Harvey brought all that magic to "The Tonight Show" with questions like "What's another name for marijuana?" Can Team Fallon — with guest star Jason Segel — win or will Team Questlove take home the glory? »

- Donna Dickens

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Steve Harvey Turns The Tonight Show Into Family Feud, and It's Awesome

9 September 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Steve Harvey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night to host a special late-night edition of Family Feud. Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Jason Segel and announcer Steve Higgins, but he wasn't exactly relaxed while taking a step back from his own hosting duties. In fact, at one point, Steve Harvey had to lay down the law with Jimmy and tell him to let him run the skit. "I'm the host of this show," Steve joked. Watch the full hilarious bit above. »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Sex Tape knocks Lucy off UK box office top spot

9 September 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sex Tape has claimed the top spot in the UK box office chart.

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel's comedy caper knocked Scarlett Johansson's Lucy off the top after two weeks, earning over £1.4 million in its opening weekend.

Lucy dropped to two with takings of £1.2m, while Colin Firth's Before I Go To Sleep entered at three with over £790,000.

Helen Mirren's Hundred-Foot Journey is new at four with over £694,000.

Meanwhile, Dan Stevens thriller The Guest landed in eighth place with takings of over £313,000.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Sex Tape - £1,431,058

2. (1) Lucy - £1,197,432

3. (-) Before I Go To Sleep - £790,271

4. (-) The Hundred-Foot Journey - £694,875

5. (5) Guardians of the Galaxy - £678,943

6. (2) Let's Be Cops - £663,761

7. (3) The Inbetweeners 2 - £633,341

8. (-) The Guest - £313,003

9. (6) If I Stay - £237,755

10. (10) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £168,137 »

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Jimmy Fallon Plays "Family Feud" With Jason Segel and Steve Harvey

9 September 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

This definitely isn't your daytime-friendly "Family Feud."On Monday's "Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon, guest Jason Segel and announcer Steve Higgins battled it out with The Roots in a hilarious game of "Tonight Show Family Feud."Watch Jimmy Fallon Shave Jared Leto's BeardOf course, "Family Feud" frontman Steve Harvey took over the hosting duties. "From New York, New York, it’s the Fallon family! And, from the city of Philadelphia, it’s The Roots family!" Harvey said, introducing the two groups.  The teams were asked a series of R-rated questions, including other names for marijuana, instruments least likely to get a band member groupies, and "fill in the blank: I love to play with my what?"Channing Tatum Takes on Jimmy In Arm WrestlingThe players didn't disappoint, and both teams revealed answers that left Harvey blushing. Watch the video above to see who took home the "Feud" title! Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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Ray Rice’s Wife Stands By Her Husband, Ian Somerhalder Defends Girlfriend Nikki Reed Against Haters + More of Today’s First Dibs

9 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ray Rice‘s wife made a public statement after the Baltimore Ravens running back got suspended by the NFL, Ian Somerhalder is Nikki Reed‘s knight in shining armor, Jennifer Aniston exposed her nipples, and more of today’s First Dibs.

Janay Rice spoke out about Ray Rice’s assault scandal, saying: “Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is!” [ABC] Ian Somerhalder responded to haters on Instagram with a lengthy defense of his girlfriend Nikki Reed. [E!] Jennifer Aniston accidentally shows more nipple than she bargained for on the red carpet. [Celeb Dirty Laundry] Tom Hanks created a typewriter app. [Ok!] Orange Is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco sports a fabulous new hairdo at Nyfw. [Huffington Post] The Four Seasons L.A. was raided by the FBI after Kris Jenner received death threats. [TMZ] Elizabeth Banks could have been in Guardians of the Galaxy. [MTV] Justin Marks, writer of the upcoming The Jungle Book, »

- Taylor Ferber

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'Sex Tape' Scores in U.K. After Flopping in U.S.

9 September 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Despite a somewhat limp performance in the U.S., debuting in fourth place in July and scoring just $38.1 million so far, Sex Tape has won the top spot on its opening weekend in the U.K. Sony’s Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel-starring romantic comedy may have been described in the U.K. press as “depressingly dreary” (The Guardian) and "never on full thrust, settling for tentative gags with underwear firmly in place” (The Telegraph), but it still scored $2.3 million (£1.43 million) on 441 screens, including $717,000 in previews, according to figures from box-

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- Alex Ritman

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Best of Late Night TV: Mel Brooks Dons Drag for Joan Rivers's 'Late Show,' Jason Segel and Steve Harvey Play 'Family Feud' (Video)

9 September 2014 12:51 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Mel Brooks stopped by "Conan" to reminisce about his dearly departed friend Joan Rivers, who the comedian praised as "sharp, very brilliant, and very funny." Brooks said part of Rivers's brilliance was her willingness to make jokes about dark or unfamiliar subject matter with a fearlessness that was inspiring. Host Conan O'Brien then cued up a clip from when the comedian guest-hosted Rivers's "Late Show" in 1986, and Brooks took a unique approach to the job: donning one of Rivers's dresses, and doing the show in full drag, complete with wig, jewelry, makeup, nail polish, and heels. It's a great gag, and a fun way to remember just how eventful »

- Katie Roberts

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Venice Film Review: ‘No One’s Child’

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It takes a pack of wolves to raise the young protagonist of “No One’s Child,” and the dogs of of war to drop him back into the abyss. Such is the cruel arc of Serbian writer-director Vuk Rsumovic’s captivating debut feature, based on the true story of a feral boy’s gradual assimilation into supposed civilization after being discovered in the Bosnian wilderness. Integrating universal human drama with pointed political context whileBoosted by a deserved Critics’ Week victory at Venice, this “Child” is unlikely to go unclaimed by distributors and further fest programmers for long.

The premise of “No One’s Child” might lead savvy viewers to expect a virtual rerun of Francois Truffaut’s neglected 1970 gem “The Wild Child.” Indeed, the films do open similarly, with a title card solemnly establishing the story’s fact-based credentials leading into a tense, agitated sequence depicting the woodland flush-out of »

- Guy Lodge

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Jason Segel: 5 Awesome Performances & 5 That Sucked

6 September 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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At the relatively young age of 34, Jason Segel has worked wonders for his career: even if you’re not convinced by that goofy face and offhand charisma, chances are you’re familiar with at least some of his work. A talented individual in a number of creative avenues, Segel first came to us as a character in Judd Apatow’s daftly underrated and short-lived TV classic Freaks & Geeks. Since then, he’s made us laugh time and time again, and – best -of all – brought The Muppets back to mainstream popularity.

Segel is also perhaps best known to the masses for his turn in TV’s How I Met Your Mother, in which he played the role of loveable schmuck Marshall Eriksen for a whopping 209 episodes. He’s also one of a small bunch of actors – many of whom worked on Freaks & Geeks – who, for some reason, is allowed »

- WhatCulture

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Watch the Alternate Series Finale Ending of How I Met Your Mother

6 September 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

How I Met Your Mother” – The Whole Story arrives on DVD September 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “Suit up” for all nine legendary seasons of the slap-happy show that took TV comedy to hilarious new heights. Join Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Robin (Cobie Smulders), Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and their romantically challenged best friend Ted (Josh Radnor) for more than two-hundred truly awesome episodes. With its limited-edition Bro Code Playbook packaging, “How I Met Your Mother” - The Whole Story includes all nine seasons of the Emmy® Award winning show along with the show’s alternate ending fans have been eager to see. A brand new bonus disc comes loaded with featurettes including a complete series retrospective documentary of the series, a piece »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Prepare for 'God Help the Girl' with these 5 Belle and Sebastian movie cues

5 September 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

This weekend marks the limited and VOD release of God Help the Girl, a musical from Stuart Murdoch, best known as the lead singer of Belle and SebastianGod Help the Girl, which emerged out of a musical side project for Murdoch, follows three friends who start a band during a summer in Glasgow. It has, yes, been described as “twee,” a word now practically synonymous with Belle and Sebastian.

Belle and Sebastian’s music—cheery melodies paired with vivid, often melancholy lyrics—often feels cinematic, thanks to the band’s knack for weaving intricate mini-stories. In that way, it »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Beyoncé Looks Just Like Blue Ivy in Her Throwback Thursday Snap

4 September 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Beyoncé looks just like her daughter in her birthday Instagram photo - Us Weekly Pete Wentz debuts his newborn son - People Luke Bryan falls off stage (again) - HuffPost Celebrity Keira Knightley is gearing up for Toronto - Lainey Gossip Not even 2 pairs of underwear can contain Justin Theroux's bulge - Dlisted Taylor Swift writes a heartwarming message to a bullied fan - Et J Lo and Iggy Azalea tease their sexy new video - Pink Is the New Blog Lily Aldridge is casually hot - Hollywood Tuna Gwen Stefani explains her 2-finger clap at the VMAs - BuzzFeed Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel take their Sex Tape to Paris - JustJared »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Sex Tape movie review: for shame

4 September 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Color me absolutely astonished that this is genuinely sweet and wholly sex-positive. Unfortunately, it’s also completely unfunny. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of what passes for comedy in Hollywood

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Annie (Cameron Diaz: The Other Woman, The Counsellor) and Jay (Jason Segel: This Is the End, The Five-Year Engagement) need to spice up their bedroom time: they’re still madly in love with each other, but their busy lives — including two rambunctious gradeschoolers — have left them just plain physically exhausted. So they decide to video themselves running through all the positions in The Joy of Sex. It works: they have a wonderful night. But a mishap with the Cloud and some iPads that they had given away as gifts — to family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances — sees the file accidentally distributed to all those other devices. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Film Review: 'Sex Tape'

4 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »


Sex Tape (2014), the new Us comedy from Jake Kasdan, starts off on the front foot with some funny sight gags and its leads fully invested. However, just as it seems the film is going to pick up its pace, it loses its metaphorical erection, and becomes as limp as a Singapore noodle Newly coupled Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) spend their college downtime having sex in almost every room of their university, even the student library. Telling each other that they are not only in love but want to continue their sexual arrangement till death do they part, they're a perfect match. That changes when Annie falls pregnant and the two get married, and soon enough that vital spark in the bedroom is lost.


- CineVue UK

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Cameron Diaz Speaks about Celeb Nude Photo Leaks

3 September 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | | See recent iCelebz news »

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel are speaking out against the mass hacking and leak of celebrity nude photos.

Following the unauthorized release of Nsfw pics featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and dozens of other female stars, Diaz and Segel, who deal with a similar situation in their comedy Sex Tape, are defending the victims of the leak.

"What has happened in real life is a terrible crime," Jason said this week on the U.K. talk show This Morning. "It's very easy when you use the word 'celebrity' to take away the human aspect that that is an actual person, with a life. The whole tabloid culture to some extent dehumanizes the idea of what a celebrity is. This is a person."

"The movie is about a couple who has a self-inflicted technology fail, it's a very different thing," he added.


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