4 items from 2013
Scarlett Johansson, who lent her voice talent to Spike Jonze's "Her," has contributed a voiceover to "Two Player Game," a script co-written by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and "50/50" screenwriter and director Will Reiser and Jonathan Levine.Now the script is being turned into an animated short film (or "a cool little cartoon for grownups," as Gordon-Levitt calls), on hitRECord.org that will air on a “HitRECord On TV!” episode in January.Gordon-Levitt is putting a casting call out for male artists who want to contribute their voiceover talents to the voice of Bill, opposite Johansson's Olivia.The script and Johansson's voiceover are on the site and you can check out the video of Gordon-Levitt explaining the collaboration below: »
- Paula Bernstein
Ladies, gents, sentient people of earth: do you want to be in a movie with Scarlett Johansson?
Temper those hopes a little bit, though — this collaboration will be less Don Jon and more Her. In other words, Johansson has already recorded her voice part. It’s also animated. But the “cool little cartoon for grownups” looks pretty fun. Titled “Two Player Game,” it was co-written by Gordon-Levitt and his 50/50 screenwriter »
- Lindsey Bahr
With the $31m-budgeted spoof about six friends facing the apocalypse having grossed $57.8m after two weeks in the Us, Screen asked Goldberg about the prospect of a sequel.
“If you ask me, I’d say there’s a good chance of sequel,” said Goldberg, who co-directed the comedy with Rogan. “If you ask Seth, he’d say no. So, we’ll see.”
Real-life friends James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson star as the six friends fending off the apocalypse, while there are cameos from the likes of Rihanna, Emma Watson, the Backstreet Boys, Channing Tatum and [link »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
There are too few Hollywood endings when it comes to the depiction of cancer in movies, doctors say.
Last fall, Italian researchers analyzed 82 cancer-themed movies, including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Gran Torino." They found that rarer cancers are most often featured and that characters were more likely to die than real-life patients.
"Very often the ill person doesn't get over the disease, and his death is somehow useful to the plot's outcome," Dr. Luciano De Fiore said in a statement. "This pattern is so strongly standardized that it persists in spite of real progress of treatments."
Cancer is the second most common cause of the death in the U.S., second only to heart disease. Yet as diagnosis has improved and treatments have advanced, there are an estimated 13.7 million survivors, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In the movies analyzed, 40 characters with cancer were women, and 35 were men, »
- Orange County Register
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