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George A. Romero to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

28 June 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It was announced today that George A. Romero, the legendary filmmaker and godfather of the modern zombie, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of a Class of 2017 that also includes Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, and Ryan Reynolds.

The date for Romero's star ceremony has not been revealed yet, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details, as well as a video (via Variety) of the Class of 2017 announcements:

Press Release: Hollywood, CA. June 28, 2016 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today,  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the »

- Derek Anderson

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First look at Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry

27 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colin Trevorrow may be coming off of the success of Jurassic World, which surprised box office analysts everywhere when it brought in over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office last summer, but he isn’t quite ready to jump back into big-budget blockbuster filmmaking just yet. In fact, before he begins work on perhaps the only project more noteworthy than a Jurassic Park sequel, Star Wars: Episode IX, he will be returning to his small budget roots with The Book of Henry. Thanks to Empire, a first look at stars Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher in the film as brothers Peter and Henry Carpenter, respectively, has been released and can be viewed below…

Tremblay and Lieberher are two young breakout actors of the past year; the former blew critics away with his performance as the innocent and timorous Jack in Room, while the latter has earned a massive amount acclaim »

- Justin Cook

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First Image From Colin Trevorrow’s The Book Of Henry Arrives

27 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Colin Trevorrow delivered one of the biggest and most successful movies of 2015 – and indeed, of all time – with Jurassic World, and quickly signed up to join the expanding Star Wars universe by boarding Star Wars: Episode IX as director. But, these giant projects have clearly done little to dissuade the filmmaker from his low-budget roots, as he is currently preparing to release The Book Of Henry – for which we now have an official image.

The tiny drama is highly anticipated thanks to Trevorrow’s presence behind the camera – but it is those that have flocked to his project to perform in front of the camera that are arguably the biggest draw. This will be the first theatrical release to star young actor Jacob Tremblay, since his award-winning turn in last year’s Room, and it lines him up alongside Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent) in the role of the titular Henry. »

- Sarah Myles

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Emma Stone Reveals What Happened When She Played Tennis against Billie Jean King

24 June 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even though she's portraying one of the most prolific tennis stars in history in her upcoming movie Battle of the Sexes, Emma Stone isn't shy about admitting her lack of tennis skills. Speaking at Logo's Trailblazer Honors, where Billie Jean King was being recognized for her service to the Lgbt community, Stone, who is portraying King in Sexes and introduced her at the event, recalled an ill-fated game of tennis she played with King. "When I began preparing for the role, Billie invited me to play some tennis," Stone, 27 told the audience. "Let me be clear about something, I was a complete novice, »

- Ale Russian

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Emma Stone Reveals What Happened When She Played Tennis against Billie Jean King

24 June 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even though she's portraying one of the most prolific tennis stars in history in her upcoming movie Battle of the Sexes, Emma Stone isn't shy about admitting her lack of tennis skills. Speaking at Logo's Trailblazer Honors, where Billie Jean King was being recognized for her service to the Lgbt community, Stone, who is portraying King in Sexes and introduced her at the event, recalled an ill-fated game of tennis she played with King. "When I began preparing for the role, Billie invited me to play some tennis," Stone, 27 told the audience. "Let me be clear about something, I was a complete novice, »

- Ale Russian

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Maria Bamford Presents the ‘Lady Dynamite Collection’ in New Infomercial for Netflix Series

15 June 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you haven’t been watching “Lady Dynamite,” Maria Bamford has a message for you. Netflix has unveiled a new infomercial-style call to action on behalf of the new series, which puts the renowned comedian front and center in 12 semi-autobiographical episodes. Bamford narrates the spot presenting the “Lady Dynamite Collection,” which promises to “changes you for most of the rest of your life, probably — guaranteed.”

Read More: Maria Bamford Needed Help — With Her Mental Health, and Making ‘Lady Dynamite

“Imagine a group of people who make you laugh, cry and wonder where it all went right,” she says before unveiling the Collection, which consists mainly of a list of “comedy superstars” appearing on the show: Judd Apatow, Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Mary Kay Place, Fred Melamed, Ed Begley Jr. and more. “Think you’ve seen all Lady Dynamite has to offer?” she asks near the end. “You’re so stupid. »

- Michael Nordine

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Maria Bamford Presents the ‘Lady Dynamite Collection’ in New Infomercial for Netflix Series

15 June 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t been watching “Lady Dynamite,” Maria Bamford has a message for you. Netflix has unveiled a new infomercial-style call to action on behalf of the new series, which puts the renowned comedian front and center in 12 semi-autobiographical episodes. Bamford narrates the spot presenting the “Lady Dynamite Collection,” which promises to “changes you for most of the rest of your life, probably — guaranteed.”

Read More: Maria Bamford Needed Help — With Her Mental Health, and Making ‘Lady Dynamite

“Imagine a group of people who make you laugh, cry and wonder where it all went right,” she says before unveiling the Collection, which consists mainly of a list of “comedy superstars” appearing on the show: Judd Apatow, Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Mary Kay Place, Fred Melamed, Ed Begley Jr. and more. “Think you’ve seen all Lady Dynamite has to offer?” she asks near the end. “You’re so stupid.”

Read More: ExclusiveLady Dynamite’ Season 1 Poster Gets Inside Maria Bamford’s Head

The first season of “Lady Dynamite” premiered to strong reviews on May 20, with all episodes instantly available.

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- Michael Nordine

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Testing the limits by Anne-Katrin Titze

14 June 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ferne Pearlstein: "Renee [Firestone] and Steven Spielberg became very close." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

A highlight of the Tribeca Film Festival, Ferne Pearlstein's stunning The Last Laugh has Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli and Hanala Sagal reflect on questions of free speech, taboos and time limits. Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone is the film's responsive centre.

Jerry Lewis's The Day The Clown Cried, James Moll's The Last Days and Paul Provenza's The Aristocrats open up the discussion and Brooks's comment on Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful leads me to Son Of Saul star Géza Röhrig's response to Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in my conversation with Ferne and her co-writer/co-producer Robert Edwards.

Mel Brooks who never included a swastika in his material until The Producers, makes an important distinction between jokes about Nazis and jokes about the Holocaust. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ Review

7 June 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Joan Cusack, Imogen Poots, Chris Redd, James Buckley, Edgar Blackmon | Written by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer | Directed by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

What do you get if you take the outrageous gross-out comedy of producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) and the trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as comedy pop songsters The Lonely Island? Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping  – a faux-documentary which is (and this may sound bombastic) the This is Spinal Tap for the Justin Bieber generation.

The story is the flimsiest of plots: the film goes behind the scenes as former The Style Boyz member (think New Edition meets Beastie Boys) turned solo artist singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leading his entire career into a unrecoverable talispin – leaving his fans, »

- Phil Wheat

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

7 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Margo Martindale triumphed in this category with her turn on “The Americans,” a show that has been woefully underrepresented at the Emmys. While she could repeat this year, she will have to battle some fierce competitors in the form of previous winners.

Both Allison Janney [“Masters of Sex”] and Carrie Preston [“The Good Wife”] have won for their roles before. And several potential nominees are previous winners. Diana Rigg was previously nominated here for her work on “Game of Thrones”; she scored a win in 1997 for “Rebecca.” Ellen Burstyn [“House of Cards”] is an Emmy winner in this category for “Law & Order: Svu,” and has seven noms and two wins total. [Don’t forget Burstyn is beloved; she was famously nominated for her work in “Mrs. Harris,” which consisted of fewer than 20 seconds of screen time.]  Laurie Metcalf has three Emmys from “Roseanne,” but her work as the ex-wife of Louis C.K. in “Horace and Pete” is unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. Stockard Channing has won two Emmys, both in 2002, and could score a third for the final season of “The Good Wife. »

- Jenelle Riley

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After five nominations for playing Sheila Jackson on “Shameless,” Joan Cusack finally took home the guest actress prize last year. And just in time — she didn’t appear in the show’s most recent season.

That opens the cateogry to a whole new winner, and it might just be someone who will be doubling up on noms this year. Ellen Burstyn [“Mom”] is also a potential nominee for her work on the drama “House of Cards,” as is Carrie Fisher [“Catastrophe”] for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Tovah Feldshuh stole the show with her “Where’s the Bathroom” number in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” but could also score a nod on the drama side for her guest work on ‘The Walking Dead.”

Natasha Lyonne [“Portlandia”] did standout work on “Orange Is the New Black,” where her character is sorely missed. Cynthia Nixon [“Broad City”] and Judy Greer [“Mom”] are other actresses pulling double duty on the comedy and drama sides. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Ninja Turtles 2 Wins the Weekend Box Office with $35.2M

5 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After winning at the box office with $65.3 million over the three-day weekend and $80 million over the four-day holiday, 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse wasn't expected to win two weeks in a row. Three newcomers hit theaters this summer weekend, with Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Warner Bros.' Me Before You and Universal's Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping arriving in wide release. As expected, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows came out on top, but it was still much lower than projected, winning with an estimated $35.2 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows had the widest debut this weekend, opening in 4,071 theaters, although that count still came in under the 4,153 theater roll-out of X-Men: Apocalypse, which dropped to second place with $22.3 million, a 66.1% drop from its debut. Me Before You took third place with $18.5 million, opening in 2,704 theaters, »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

3 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 2016.

Directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone

Starring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, Bill Hader, Imogen Poots, Joan Cusack, Will Forte, and Martin Sheen

Synopsis:

When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

Let’s be real, 90% of modern mainstream music is straight-up garbage, bottom of the barrel trash that essentially exemplifies most of everything wrong with society nowadays. We don’t need a movie like Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping to satirize the music industry and sycophant culture to tell it to us, no one really asked for one, but thankfully we got it, because this brisk 86 minute mockumentary stylized slice of comedy from professional music pranksters and comedy act trio The Lonely Island is completely ridiculous. »

- Robert Kojder

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – Review

2 June 2016 11:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Last week saw the wide release of one of the year’s best documentaries, Weiner. Through very funny (and tragic at times) everything in this political profile is real (much to the title subject’s embarrassment). So, let’s turn the tables this week with a fictional comedy, shot and edited as though it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s another example of the hybrid made so popular by triple threat Christopher Guest (it’s almost as though he invented it), the “mock-umentary”. All the way back in 1984, Guest (with director Rob Reiner) torpedoed the serious film format with the look at a fictitious heavy metal band in This Is Spinal Tap (later he, as actor/writer/director, would take on 60’s folk music with A Mighty Wind). Happily a current group of satirists have decided that those music styles are not the only ones ripe for ridicule (rap got »

- Jim Batts

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[Review] Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

1 June 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s all about #brand loyalty for The Lonely Island in their first “official” movie, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which stays true to the absurdist, bite-sized comedy that made their name. The musical comedy trio – comprised of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone – has been around for over a decade, breaking out through their digital shorts on Saturday Night Live.

Taking clear inspiration from recent music “bio-films” like Katy Perry: Part of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Popstar concerns a…pop star…named Conner4Real (Andy Samberg), who has gained worldwide success despite a general terrible-ness in his musical output. His critically-adored and culturally-loved origins come in the form of the boy band Style Boyz (Schaffer, Samberg and Taccone) who had a popular dance move (“The Donkey Roll”) along with a slew of hits. Cameos from the likes of Usher, Nas, Mariah Carey, and countless more (seriously, »

- Dan Mecca

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Film Review: ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’

1 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If Andy Samberg were still on “Saturday Night Live,” you wouldn’t have to close your eyes too hard to imagine Conner 4 Real, the cluelessly self-confident idiot white-boy rapper he plays in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” as the featured playa on one of Samberg’s SNL Digital Shorts. Conner has tattoos running down his arms, and he sports a diamond earring, gold chains, and a hip-hop haircut so unthreatening it looks like it should be called the Ivy League Fade. A middle-class poseur who knows that he’s a sellout but pretends he’s a gangsta, Conner is straight outta Sacramento, and his success is a pure product of marketing. Yet all his trademarks — the baggy clothes and obscene lyrics, the palms-down “inner city” hand gestures — are signifiers of his authenticity.

If Samberg had sprung this character on us back in the day (as Conner himself might put it »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Film Review: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

1 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Decent comedies that don’t seem that different from one to the next are a trend in Hollywood today, it seems.  It’s not that Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping, the latest film by SNL veteran comedian Andy Sandberg and his troupe is mediocre as a comedy.  It’s actually wildly entertaining.  It’s just that, inexplicably, the writers don’t dare go all the way to effectively make the points their jokes are meant to make.  The movie fails in that sense to distinguish itself from all the other comedic offerings out there.

To be fair, critics are in part responsible for this.  They reflexive dismiss comedies as films not to be taken seriously.  Still, Popstar contributes to that perception by unnecessarily apologizing to the for-sale-celebrities it steps over on its attempt to climb above the fray.  Too bad, because the movie, like its producers, has great potential.  The »

- J Don Birnam

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Colin Trevorrow’s ‘The Book of Henry’ Nabs Fall 2016 Release

31 May 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry” has scored a prime awards season release date.

Focus Features will debut the picture in limited release on Sept. 16, 2016, and will expand the film the following weekend. It will go wide on Sept. 30, facing competition from the comedies “The Edge of Seventeen” and “Masterminds,” horror film “Incarnate,” the Tim Burton family film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and the Mark Wahlberg action drama “Deepwater Horizon.”

The Book of Henry,” a drama about a single mother raising a child genius, marks Trevorrow’s follow-up to the smash hit, “Jurassic World.” Prior to landing on Isla Nublar, Trevorrow first turned heads with his Sundance hit, “Safety Not Guaranteed.” Following the box office success of “Jurassic World,” he has been entrusted with the keys to the “Star Wars” franchise and will direct “Episode IX” as his next project.

Oscar nominee Naomi Watts stars in “The Book of Henry, »

- Brent Lang

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Colin Trevorrow’s ‘The Book Of Henry’ To Hit Theaters In September

31 May 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Before Star Wars: Episode IX sees the light of day, Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow has the Focus Features drama The Book Of Henry, which centers on a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. The pic will open exclusive on September 16 before expanding on September 23, then going wide September 30. Gregg Hurwitz wrote the script and Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher, Dean Norris, Lee Pace, Sarah Silverman, Maddie Ziegler and Bobby… »

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Andy Samberg has his own comedy vehicle with “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”

31 May 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Depending on what you’ve seen him in, you might have a number of different takes on Andy Samberg. You could know him from his run on Saturday Night Live, his television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a handful of supporting roles in films, or his highest profile turn in Celeste and Jesse Forever. There’s also his musical work with The Lonely Island, which combines with his comedic movie work this week to mark the release of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, his attempt at a real comedy hit. It appears to be something a little on the unique side, so there’s a chance that Samberg is about to break through in a big way. The film is a look at fictional superstar Conner4Real (Samberg), who was once a member of the pop/rap group The Style Boyz. When his solo career goes up in flames, Conner4Real is game to »

- Joey Magidson

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