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2014 in film preview: comedy

27 December 2013 3:41 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Continuing our daily 10-part series previewing key movies of 2014, we take an advance look at next year's comedy hopefuls

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Sex Tape

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz play a couple who make a sex tape one night, then realise it's gone missing the next morning, prompting a "frantic search for its whereabouts". Segel and Diaz reunite three years on from Bad Teacher (and a half year ahead of Bad Teacher 2, which is also being directed by the man in charge here, Jake Kasdan, whose first ever job was on Freaks & Geeks). This is also, possibly, Segel's Machinist: he's got ever so thin for the part.

Opens 25 July in the Us, 5 September in the UK


Nicholas Stoller was going to direct Sex Tape; instead, he took the reins on this one: a battle comedy in which Seth Rogen, »

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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2014

26 December 2013 3:37 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a quick message to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas from us here at Flickering Myth, and as always to say thank you for supporting the site over the past twelve months. As 2013 draws to a close, we'll be posting our Top Ten of the Year on New Year's Eve, but if you're already thinking ahead to 2014 then here's a handy list of some of the year's biggest releases (sorted roughly in order of release date) to help you plan your viewing.

The Legend of Hercules (dir. Renny Harlin)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (dir. Kenneth Branagh)

I, Frankenstein (dir. Stuart Beattie)

That Awkward Moment (dir. Tom Gormican)

Labor Day (dir. Jason Reitman)

The Lego Movie (dir. Phil Lord and Chris Miller)

The Monuments Men (dir. George Clooney)

RoboCop (dir. Jose Padilha)

Winter's Tale (dir. Akiva Goldsman)

Pompeii (dir. Paul W.S. Anderson)

3 Days to Kill (dir. McG)

Welcome to Yesterday (dir. »

- Gary Collinson

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Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' to Premiere at Sundance in January

19 December 2013 10:20 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Zach Braff's Garden State follow-up, Wish I Was Here, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Wish I Was Here is among the 119 feature-length films set to screen at this year's festival, and one of 98 that will make its world premiere. The 2014 Sundance Festival will take place January 16th to the 26th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Read Rolling Stone's Selections for the Wish I Was Here Soundtrack

Along with directing Wish I Was Here, Braff »

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The Biggest Movie Headlines of 2013

17 December 2013 2:28 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The past year in entertainment has been an eventful one, with box office records broken, exciting movies (and equally exciting movie casting) announced, and much more that made us happy to be film fans. It wasn't all good news, though; there were box office flops, and heartbreakingly, we lost a few beloved members of the movie industry too soon. As we look back on 2013, let's retread the biggest movie headlines of the year now. Veronica Mars Gets a Movie, Thanks to Kickstarter Source: Getty Marshmallows, rejoice! The fans of cult TV series Veronica Mars don't just love the show fervently - they're the reason a movie is getting made. In March, Kristen Bell and other cast members pitched the idea on Kickstarter with creator Rob Thomas, asking people to contribute any amount toward the production cost. The $2 million goal was met within the first day, and the Veronica Mars movie was off and running. »

- Shannon Vestal

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New Channel Pivot Takes On Buffy The Vampire Slayer

17 December 2013 1:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

I know that a lot of you are like me and have extended cable/subscription TV, and may also be like me in that you’re not familiar with every single channel on your converter. If so, please allow me to introduce you to new channel Pivot, whose target market is reportedly Millenials, the 18-34-year-olds. Target markets always crack me up, especially in this case, because one of the shows they have picked up was broadcast when some Millenials were toddlers.

Anyway, the good news for us is that Pivot has picked up Buffy the Vampire Slayer and will be showing episodes Monday through Friday late night, starting January 13. It’s being paired with Veronica Mars, and together they are billed as a “Buffy and Veronica Power Hours Block” at 10/9c and 11/10c. Presumably the Buffy episodes will go at 10, but Veronica, though not a show we cover here, »

- Erin Willard

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'Veronica Mars' reunion and more set for Paleyfest 2014

17 December 2013 9:45 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Veronica Mars" is coming to Paleyfest. The cast and creator Rob Thomas will reunite at the opening night of the 2014 Paley Festival on March 13 -- the night before the "Veronica Mars" movie opens nationwide.

"Pretty Little Liars" and "American Horror Story: Coven" will also take part in the event, which runs from March 13-28. "American Horror Story" will be the the closing night presentation.

Paleyfest typically features at least one reunion panel from a past show, and with "Veronica Mars" hitting the big screen, it was an easy choice this year.

The annual celebration features panel discussions, cast reunions and more, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the people who make their favorite TV shows. The two-week festival is also moving to a new home at the Dolby Theater, home of the Academy Awards. The full programming lineup is scheduled to be announced Jan. 8. »


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Pivot Adds Power Hours with ‘Buffy,’ ‘Veronica Mars’ Reruns

17 December 2013 9:07 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pivot has nabbed rerun rights to two contempo classics that should be red meat for its millennial demo: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Veronica Mars.”

Starting Jan. 13, Participant Media’s fledgling cabler will air back-to-back segs Monday-Friday from 10-midnight in a block dubbed “The Buffy and Veronica Power Hours.”

In keeping with its mission of social engagement, Pivot will emphasize the female empowerment themes inherent in “Buffy” and “Veronica,” toplined by millennial faves Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kristen Bell, respectively.

Pivot prexy Evan Shapiro promises to “contextualize the shows, presenting them with exclusive commentary from fans, experts and academics, to both celebrate these two great series and begin a dialogue with our viewers.”

Buffy,” from 20th Century Fox TV, ran on the WB Network and Upn from 1997-2003, racking up 144 episodes. Warner Bros. TV’s “Veronica Mars” was a true cult fave on Upn and the CW, yielding 64 episodes from »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Pivot Acquires ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ And ‘Veronica Mars’

17 December 2013 9:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Participant Media-owned Pivot – the TV network targeting the millenial (age 18-34) generation – has acquired all episodes of Fox’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Warner Bros’ Veronica Mars. The series will be joining the programming roster as a Buffy and Veronica Power Hours block, Pivot said today, featuring back-to-back episodes Mondays through Fridays at 10 Pm and 11 Pm beginning January 13. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy. The series was created by Joss Whedon, under Mutant Enemy Productions, and later with co-executive producers Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon and David Solomon. Veronica Mars, which aired from 2004-2007, stars Kristen Bell as a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father. The Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie raised $5.5 million from more than 90,000 contributors. »


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Kristen Bell spends weekend at homeless shelter and 5 more reasons to love her

10 December 2013 3:30 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Kristen Bell, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

After finding out the "Veronica Mars" star spent her Sunday at a homeless shelter to hold a beauty day giveaway to those at the People Assisting the Homeless (Path) location, our hearts swelled with happiness. Bell has been in the limelight for well over a decade, and she constantly uses her fame to help others in need. 

As the Honorary Chair of Path, she frequently comes to the organization's shelters to spend time with the people there instead of doing whatever else celebrities do, which we assume involves counting their money and Googling themselves. (Just kidding. We don't actually think they do that. Well, most of them.)

What's even better about Bell is this instance is just one of the many, many ways she's given back to those around her, as well as made her opinions known in »


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Veronica Mars Movie Gets A March 14, 2014 Release Date

9 December 2013 3:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Warner Bros. has announced a spring release date for the Rob Thomas-written and directed Veronica Mars feature film, based on the beloved and acclaimed television series of the same name.

The film will open in the U.S. on March 14th in AMC Theatres in select markets across the country.

The Veronica Mars movie was made possible by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign driven by fans of the television show, which ran from 2004 – 2007. Launched by Thomas and series star Kristen Bell, the Kickstarter campaign unleashed an unprecedented level of fan enthusiasm and support, reaching the project goal of $2 million in just 10 hours. At the end of the 31-day campaign, fans contributed $5.7 million, making Veronica Mars the number one funded project in the film category and the third-highest funded project in Kickstarter history. It is the most widely supported Kickstarter campaign ever with more than 91,000 backers, who have remained engaged throughout »

- Michelle McCue

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LeAnn Rimes Talks About How the "Gasoline and Matches" Music Video Was Shot With iPhones

9 December 2013 8:12 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The new music video for LeAnn Rimes' "Gasoline and Matches" is definitely generating some heat. Not surprising seeing how director Ian Padgham shot the entire stop-motion animated clip for the single—which features Rob Thomas and Jeff Beck—using nothing but a couple of iPhones. "My part in it took 20 or 30 minutes at the most," Rimes told The Hollywood Reporter. "Ian flew to Dublin, where I was on tour, and put two iPhones up and filmed me doing two passes of the song, along with a few odd things like 'Reach for a star' or 'Pretend you're falling.'" Padgham then shot Thomas in New York City using the same method before putting it all together at his »

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LeAnn Rimes Explains iPhone-Filmed, Stop-Motion Animated 'Gasoline and Matches' Video

8 December 2013 4:27 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

When LeAnn Rimes, Rob Thomas, and Jeff Beck teamed up for a new single -- "Gasoline and Matches," co-written by Nashville's current music supervisor, Buddy Miller -- it was a veritable clash of the vocal and guitar-god titans. When it came time to produce a music video, meanwhile, the spirit of original Clash of the Titans film director Ray Harryhausen was invoked, as the collaboration was further brought to life via ingenious stop-motion animation work. Harryhausen, who died earlier this year, did not work on the video, of course. That duty fell to animator Ian Padgham, who was

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Kristen Bell on Veronica Mars: 'There's hope for Veronica and Logan'

8 December 2013 2:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kristen Bell will reprise her role as former teenage sleuth Veronica Mars in next year's feverishly-anticipated, Kickstarter-funded movie, which has been confirmed for a March 2014 release in the Us.

When Digital Spy caught up with Bell to discuss Disney's Frozen, we took the chance to ask her about the experience of stepping back into her beloved role, six years on from the show's cancellation.

"I was just nervous for the sake of being nervous, but the minute I got on set and started saying those distinctly Rob Thomas snarky lines, everything felt right with the world," Bell revealed.

She went on to discuss the possibility of a reconciliation between Veronica and on-off boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring), who have lost contact in the nine years that have passed between the end of the series and the beginning of the movie.

The Thomas-scripted film will find Veronica taking a break from job »

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Release Dates Set for ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie & Tarsem’s ‘Selfless’

7 December 2013 3:59 PM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

While the year 2015 promises to be one for the blockbuster record books (Star Wars: Episode VIIBatman Vs. Superman, Avengers 2, Jurassic World, Mad Max 4, Terminator 5, Ant-Man, and more), 2014 has plenty of memorable releases in store as well, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and Transformers 4.

With all these high profile projects fighting for the moviegoer’s attention, many small releases are certain to get lost in the mix. Of those, however, the successfully fan-rebooted movie version of the gone-too-soon TV detective series Veronica Mars is likely to stay in the public eye. The show’s creator Rob Thomas ...

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‘Veronica Mars: The Movie’ Release Date Revealed & First Clip

5 December 2013 4:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Set some ten years after the events of the cancelled cult WB series, Kristen Bell reprises her signature role as wisecracking title character in Veronica Mars: The Movie. The film was only made possible by passionate fans who went out of their way finically to assure the Kickstarter campaign would see the young amateur sleuth’s return. Creator Rob Thomas directs the film and brings a number of original cast back together for more fun-filled and thrilling mysteries.

We can now confirm the film will arrive in Us cinemas on the 14th March 2014. In addition, we have the first clip.

Veronica Mars: The Movie co-stars Krysten RitterJamie Lee CurtisTina Majorino, Martin StarrGaby HoffmannRyan Hansen, Ken MarinoSam HuntingtonFrancis Capra and Enrico Colantoni.

Source: EW

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"Veronica Mars" Film To Open March 14th

4 December 2013 2:30 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Veronica Mars" is hitting screens one year and one day after word broke of her revival. The Kickstarter campaign from creator Rob Thomas, to fund the film based on the prematurely cancelled teen detective drama series, was announced on March 13th this year.

Today, Thomas confirms to EW that Warners has settled on a March 14th 2014 release date for the finished film. He's also dropped some good news - the original distribution plans have changed, and for the better.

Originally slated for a limited engagement in a few cities before a wide VOD and digital platform release, Warner will now give the film a nationwide release - though the number of screens is still to be determined.

Thomas, who confirms the film's title is simply "Veronica Mars," says a recent test audience screening went very well, jokingly saying:

"There are smart ways to do a movie of this size — and we chose none of them. »

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‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Gets Release Date

4 December 2013 1:50 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The “Veronica Mars” movie, powered to the big screen by fans of the TV series in a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, has been given a release date of March 14, 2014. Distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday set the opening for film, which reached its $2 million Kickstarter goal on March 13, the same day that series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell launched the drive. Fans of “Veronica Mars” — which ended its three-season run on Upn and the CW in 2007 — have been hoping for a big-screen version pretty much since the series wrapped. They mobilized for the funding »

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'Veronica Mars' Film Gets Release Date

4 December 2013 12:20 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Veronica Mars fans' investments will pay off sooner than expected: the film now has a release date of March 14th, 2014.

Kristen Bell Reveals 'Veronica Mars' Movie Clues

On March 13th of this year, series creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign for the movie, and fans responded in a big way; according to Reuters, more than 31,000 devotees backed the project in less than 24 hours, and the pledge total skyrocketed to $5.7 million. The film was originally set for a limited theatrical run before hitting the on-demand and digital circuit. »

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TVLine Items: Veronica Mars Movie Launch Date, Shield Vet Joins Fox's Gang Related and More!

4 December 2013 12:02 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It’s all really happening, Marshmallows: The Veronica Mars movie has a release date!

The cult hit’s Kickstarter-funded, big-screen revival, now officially titled Veronica Mars, will hit theaters on March 14, 2014 — almost exactly a year after the film’s fundraising efforts began.

Video | Veronica Mars Movie — Which Character Is Accused of Murder?

The film’s original distribution plan involved a limited run in a handful of cities, along with a later release via video-on-demand and other digital platforms. But creator Rob Thomas tells that Warner Bros. is now planning a wider, nationwide launch, with the number of screens still Tbd. »

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Veronica Mars Gets March 2014 Release Date and First Clip

4 December 2013 11:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. announced today that the Veronica Mars movie will be released on March 14, 2014, which is one year and one day after the Kickstarter campaign reached its $2 million goal and was given the green light. In addition, the studio released the first clip, featuring Veronica (Kristen Bell), Mac (Tina Majorino) and Wallace (Percy Daggs III) at their 10-year Neptune High reunion. Check out this scene, then read on for more about this highly-anticipated feature.

When asked about the release, writer director Rob Thomas revealed that the studio had their eye on this particular date.

"Warner Bros. had this date circled for quite some time and hoped it would stay open. Luckily, no other teen detective movie decided to open in the middle of March."

The director also reveals that the studio's release strategy has changed as well. The plan was to originally give the movie a limited theatrical release before »

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