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Starz picks up Just Before I Go

6 September 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Starz has secured North American rights to Courteney Cox’s feature directorial debut Just Before I Go.

David Flebotte wrote the dark comedy that premiered in Tribeca and stars Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, David Arquette and Olivia Thirlby.

Just Before I Go follows a suicidal man who encounters a few surprises as he heads back to his home town and prepares to shuffle off his mortal coil.

Cox produced with Thea Mann for Coquette Productions and Gabriel Cowan for New Artists Alliance. David Arquette, Alexandria Jackson, John C Rhee and John Suits are the executive producers.

Kevin Kasha of Starz brokered the deal with Wme Global. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Acquisitions: Bovary, Go, Years, Tracers, Alex

6 September 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Madame Bovary

Millennium Entertainment is closing a deal to acquire U.S. rights to the Sophie Barthes-directed "Madame Bovary" starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller.

The French period film focuses on two years of the life of the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor. She engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status. [Source: Deadline]

Just Before I Go

Starz has secured the North American rights to Courteney Cox's dark comedy feature directorial debut "Just Before I Go". Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, David Arquette and Olivia Thirlby star.

David Flebotte's script follows a suicidal man who encounters a few surprises as he heads back to his home town and prepares to shuffle off his mortal coil. [Source: Screen]

The Last 5 Years

RADiUS-twc has scored North American rights to the Toronto world premiere film "The Last 5 Years" starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. »

- Garth Franklin

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Toronto: Starz Snags Rights to Courtney Cox Directorial Debut

6 September 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Starz has nabbed distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada to Courteney Cox’s directorial debut “Just Before I Go.”

The dark comedy about depression debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the deal closed this week at the Toronto Film Festival.

The “Friends” star’s first behind-the-camera effort stars Seann William Scott (of “American Pie” fame) as a suicidal man who goes home to wrap things up with people he thinks he’s wronged. The film co-stars Cox’s ex-husband David Arquette, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, and Olivia Thirlby.

The film was produced by Cox, Thea Mann for Coquette and Gabriel Cowan for New Artists Alliance, along with executive producers Arquette, Alexandria Jackson, John C. Rhee and John Suits.

The deal was negotiated by Wme Global and Kevin Kasha, Starz’s head of acquisitions.

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- Brent Lang

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Stars and Science Align for Stand Up To Cancer

6 September 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the late afternoon of Sept. 5, celebrities, researchers and others interested in fighting for our health merged at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the fourth biennial fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer – an event that executive producer Gwyneth Paltrow called a “labor of love for the entertainment community.”

The one-hour event, which started at 5 p.m. in Los Angeles, was aired commercial-free on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. It also aired on broadcast and cable outlets in the U.S. and Canada and was streamed live on both Hulu and Yahoo. (Mike Myers assured the audience of this during his segment when he said technical difficulties wouldn’t allow him throw to next presenter Ben Stiller, who was in Toronto. “Evidently, lightening has struck something in Toronto, because I am doomed never to have a live telecast without controversy,” the comedian said, referencing his time on stage with Kanye West »

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Watch The Stars Align As They Stand Up To Cancer

4 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Funny man Steve Carell, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Foo Fighters‘ front man Dave Grohl, and other famous faces are joining in the fight against cancer. On September 5th, the Entertainment Industry Foundation will be holding their fourth biennial telethon, Stand Up To Cancer.

This one-hour event will air across 32 broadcast and cable networks as well as stream on Hulu and Yahoo. Instead of the traditional phone banks where viewers can call in and donate, SU2C will feature a “digital lounge” hosted by news anchor, Katie Couric. All the stars who have signed up to be part of the initiative will be dialing out to supporters through a new campaign called “We’re Calling You.”

For information on how to sign up to be on the call list, see the full list of channels broadcasting the event, and to get the names of all the stars who have signed up to take cancer down, »

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review

28 August 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield

There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total turd. Such is the case with Let’s Be Cops. I really like Jake Johnson. If you read my Frightfest review of Creep you’ll probably have noticed that I spent about a third of that gushing about Safety Not Guaranteed, the Johnson-starring offbeat dramedy in which he is really good as a louche journalist. He is also really good in New Girl. So good, in fact, that he pretty much carried the show for the first half season it takes to get used to how annoying Zooey Deschanel is in it. »

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Let's Be Cops review: Let's not...

28 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Luke Greenfield; Screenwriters: Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas; Starring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D'Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15

The arrival of Let's Be Cops, a comedy about two no-hopers who don uniforms, buy a used squad car off eBay and pose as police (hijinks naturally ensue), could not feel more ill-timed considering it comes in the same month as the fatal shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent civil unrest. With blanket media coverage questioning the competency and culpability of police, do we really need to be seeing a film that treats the job as a lark? Does anybody really aspire to be a police offer right now?

Awkward timing, however, doesn't really disguise the fact that Let's Be Cops is an absolute stinker from start to finish. If the Jump Street movies are shining examples of how to successfully »

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Let’s Be Cops Review

26 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In a summer that seems to be lacking in truly great, original comedies, Let’s Be Cops certainly has the potential to break the mould and offer something a little different. With a host of great weapons in its arsenal, including two rising stars in Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson, we also see them joined by the talented leading lady Nina Dobrev, and a revered Andy Garcia as the film’s chief antagonist. The premise itself is the stuff of comedy gold – two ne’er-do-wells from Los Angeles dress up like cops and use the power that comes along with the position to do everything from smoking marijuana in public, getting into trendy night clubs, and turn the tables on those who’ve wronged them in the past. But halfway through this film, it simply becomes all too familiar.

Jake Johnson is Ryan, a disgraced former college football star »

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Let’s Be Cops Review

25 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Luke Greenfield.

Cast: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Andy Garcia, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 104 minutes.

Synopsis: Two friends attend a costume party as cops and quickly realise they can pass for the real thing. After a few pranks they soon become involved in a serious and dangerous case.

Let’S Be Cops is a one joke movie, luckily it happens to be a very funny joke. With Johnson and Wayans Jr. coming fresh from a few successful years on hit TV show New Girl (granted Wayans Jr. has been more of a guest star), it’s time for these two funnymen to break into the big and beautiful world of movies. Although Let’S Be Cops is far from perfect, it’s a simplistic film that allows the two stars to demonstrate what they are capable of.

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Lindsay Lohan Accepts Als Ice Bucket Challenge -- See Who She Nominated!

21 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Lindsay Lohan just got iced!The "Mean Girls" star made a surprise appearance on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday, where she enlisted Jimmy Fallon to help her complete the Als Ice Bucket Challenge.The actress is the latest star to join the viral movement to raise money and awareness for Als. So far, the challenge has raised over $41 million, visit the official site to learn how you can help! Sporting a sheer black long-sleeved top, leather shorts and thigh-high open-toed boots, Lilo let the late night host dump a bucket of ice cold water over her head.Check out the clip below to see who she nominated to take the challenge!Fallon recently completed the challenge with The Roots, Rob Riggle and Horatio Sanz, after he was nominated by Justin Timberlake to get doused in the name of charity.Click here to see All the celebs who have completed the challenge so far! »

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Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm and Will Ferrell Headlining ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast

20 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The old adage claims that laughter is the best medicine, and Sept. 5's “Stand Up to Cancer” telecast will have that in spades. It also contains tremendous star power, as first wave of participating entertainers proves. Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe are just a handful of the stars joining host Katie Couric in the digital lounge next month. Also involved are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Danny McBride, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci and. »

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Stand Up to Cancer Participants and Performers Announced: Get All the Details on the Charitable Event!

20 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Stand Up to Cancer is back and bigger than ever. The charitable event, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, returns for its fourth biennial fundraising telecast. Sept. 5. Participants will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Dane Cook, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Marg Helgenberger, Rob Lowe, Danny McBride, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Passmore, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Bree Turner and Reese Witherspoon. Ariana Grande, Lupe Fiasco and Common, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Matthews and The Who will perform. Additional celebrities and performers will be announced in the coming »

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Robin Williams Finished His "Anything" Work

19 August 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Recently concerns were raised that Robin Williams had not completed his vocal work on Terry Jones' new comedy "Absolutely Anything" before his tragic death last week.

The film's producers have now gone on the record to say that isn't the case, saying in an official statement: "Contrary to reports, we are able to confirm that Robin Williams completed his voice recording for the role of Dennis. Everyone on the Absolutely Anything team was distraught to hear the sad news and we send our condolences to Robin's family."

The film stars Simon Pegg as Neil Clarke, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers thanks to some aliens (voiced by all the Monty Python alum). Williams plays the voice of Clarke's dog Dennis.

Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar also star in the film which is due out next year.

Source: Empire Online »

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Review: Let's Be Cops Falls Flat

19 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The TV spots and trailers for Let’s Be Cops made me extremely excited for this movie. I love both Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as actors, as they both have a tendency to sign on to projects that have a very unique brand of humor. Their performances in other works have always left my sides aching. But this film just falls kind of flat. All of the best jokes were played out in the various marketing materials, and the ones they didn’t spend were overplayed and predictable, which was a bummer since the ads and the casting made me confident there would be some original humor in it.

Johnson plays almost exactly the same character he does on Fox’s New Girl, which is both a positive and a negative, since over the past seasons, Nick has become the reason I watch the show. But I was »

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Ben Affleck, Lady Gaga, Tom Hiddleston and Britney join the ice bucket challenge

18 August 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Does Britney Spears actually know why ice water is being poured on her? I'm not convinced. But what does it matter? The so-called "ice bucket challenge" is for a good cause - over $15 million has been donated to the Als Association since the fundraising campaign began - and a bunch more celebrities have since joined the fray, from Ben Affleck to Britney Spears to LeBron James to Lady Gaga, who wins the "Most Artistic" superlative once again with her stoic Instagram clip. (Amy Schumer's is still the best though.) Check out the latest round of videos below, and go here to donate. Lady Gaga (nominated Adele): Tom Hiddleston (nominated Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans): Britney Spears (nominated Adam Sandler): Justin Timberlake (nominated Jimmy Fallon and The Roots): Ben Affleck (nominated Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Damon and wife Jennifer Garner):   (function(d, s, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Lloyd and Harry in a Pair of Dumb and Dumber To Posters

18 August 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Imagine what Lloyd and Harry, the heroes of the Farrelly brothers’ “Dumb and Dumber To,” the sequel to the movie you’ve all been waiting for (right?), could do if they only used more than just 1% of their brains. Which is apparently what they’ve been getting by on all this time. I guess we’ll find out when the film opens this November. Until then, take a gander at two posters featuring our leading men that mimics the poster for Luc Besson’s “Lucy.” I like Lloyd and Harry, but I much prefer a close-up shot of Scarlett Johansson’s face. Then again, maybe that’s just me. 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, with Kathleen Turner and “The Walking Dead’s” Laurie Holden, »

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Best Celebrity Als Ice Bucket Challenges

18 August 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Everyone, and we mean everyone, did the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend.

Everyone, and we mean everyone, did the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend.

Name a celebrity and there's a good chance they got soaked with cold water on video to benefit and raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als). According to The New York Times, as of Sunday, the Als Association had garnered $13.3 million in donations since July 29.

The Times reports, "People have shared more than 1.2 million videos on Facebook between June 1 and Aug. 13 and mentioned the phenomenon more than 2.2 million times on Twitter since July 29, according to those sites."

Watch: Et's Nancy O'Dell Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

From soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo to Robert Downey, Jr. to exes Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, here's a few of our favorite Als Ice Bucket videos.

1. Jimmy Fallon, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Steve Higgins and The Roots

2. Justin Timberlake

3. Robert Downey, Jr.

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New Let’s Be Cops Movie Delivered Great Laughs,Drama,Action & More

16 August 2014 9:46 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

20th Century Fox released their new comedy flick, "Let's Be Cops," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was quite entertaining and hilarious, delivering a ton of laughs, drama, suspense and more. It stars: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy and Andy Garcia. In the new film, characters ,Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.), are feeling pretty down about their careers are the lack there of. Ryan is a former football star that got injured, and Justin is a struggling video game creator with a shortage on confidence. Eventually, they show up at a masquerade party in full cop costumes, because Ryan thought a masquerade party was the same as a costume party. After getting shunned from that event, they found themselves being able to command unusual amounts of attention as everyone thought they were real cops. They »

- Andre

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Jim Carrey spoofs Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' in new 'Dumb and Dumber To' posters

16 August 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While watching the new film "Lucy," did you find yourself mistaking hyper-intelligent star Scarlett Johansson for dim-witted Jim Carrey or, possibly, Jeff Daniels? Probably not, but if so, two new posters for the duo's belated sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" probably won't help clear up the confusion.  Lose some braincells with Carrey below:   pic.twitter.com/0VFijpMIe5 — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 15, 2014   And here's Daniels' version (which looks much more demonic):   Prepare to get your Harry on, people! #dumbanddumberto pic.twitter.com/PAZCe4suva — Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) August 15, 2014 Written and directed by the Farrelly Brothers, "Dumb and Dumber To" also stars newcomers Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner and Rob Riggle.  "Dumb and Dumber To" hits theaters November 14.     »

- Dave Lewis

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