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Based on the popular 1990s cult comic book series of the same name, the critically-acclaimed Preacher: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The darkly comedic, hard-hitting, supernatural thrill-ride follows Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Copper, TV’s “Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger) who, after a supernatural event at his church, is thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. Along with his hell-raising ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga, World War Z, TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), and Irish vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, This is England, TV’s “Emmerdale”), Jesse embarks on a wild, dark journey of »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Oct 20, 2016
Director Greg Mottola, who’s helmed the likes of Adventureland and Paul in the past, has a new movie in cinemas this weekend. It’s called Keeping Up With Joneses, and it stars Isla Fisher, Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. We’ve not seen it yet, but it looks quite good fun.
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Mottola’s most commercially successful film to date has been Superbad, the movie that gave the world McLovin. And in a new interview, he’s revealed that he had the opportunity to make a Superbad 2, but opted not to.
“I’d love to do a »
Showtime has recruited former Hulu comedy executive Brendan Countee to join the premium cable channel as vice president of original programming. Countee will report to Showtime Networks programming president Gary Levine.
“As Showtime continues to increase its footprint across platforms and expand our series and limited series output throughout the year, we are excited to also grow our programming department,” said Levine. “Brendan brings an incredibly diverse background to the job – in comedy as a writer/ performer, as a respected development executive and with his accomplishments in the streaming world. Most importantly, he’s bright, talent-friendly and passionate; qualities we truly value here at Showtime.”
Countee had previously been head of comedy at Hulu. There he worked on series such as Jason Reitman’s “Casual,” Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project,” Amy Poehler’s “Difficult People,” Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Future Man,” sports docu-series “Behind The Mask,” Robert Smigel’s “Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Election »
- Daniel Holloway
Life’s A Happy Song: 10 uplifting moments in film for Smile DayLife’s A Happy Song: 10 uplifting moments in film for Smile DayAdriana Floridia10/7/2016 11:30:00 Am
Today is Smile Day, and so we're looking at some of our favourite, most uplifting moments in film that made us smile.
While we maintain that everyday should be smile day, we're making an extra effort at it today. If you need to turn that frown upside down, check out any of these fun movie clips below!
Here are 10 of our favourite uplifting moments in film, spoilers and all:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986); Directed by John Hughes
It’s usually a great day when you skip class. However, no account of feigning sick has ever been as epic as Ferris Bueller’s (Matthew Broderick). In this scene, Ferris joins this Chicago parade, lip-synching his heart out to “Danke Schoen” and “Twist and Shout”, making for a swoon-worthy, »
- Adriana Floridia
“X-Men: First Class” (2011)
The second of Jackman’s three films with director Matthew Vaughn (the others were “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”), the score for “X-Men: First Class” “was kind of a breakout score for me,” Jackman recalls. “I started writing something pompous and classical, and Matthew said, ‘No, we’ve got to keep it cool.’ They were all young and needed something emergent and not overly mature. There are some pretty ballsy guitars and some breakbeats in there.”
Jackman’s “dead straight classical” approach, as he puts it, to Kim Jong-un’s theme in “The Interview,” and his over-the-top choral requiem in “The End,” helped to hype the humor in both Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg films. Rogen tells Variety: “Henry has been a huge part of our directing process. He has the skill of an amazing classical composer and the »
- Jon Burlingame
According to Deadline, Hulu has picked up a TV series adaptation of the Top Cow comic book series Postal, with The Walking Dead co-executive producer Seth Hoffman penning the script for Matt Tolmach Productions and Legendary TV.
Created by Matt Hawkins (Think Tank) and Bryan Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), Postal centres on “Eden, a unique town populated and run by fugitive criminals. In Eden, everyone has a secret past, but they come here for a second chance, redemption and the opportunity to be someone new…until their pasts come back to haunt them.”
- Gary Collinson
This is a reprint of our review from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
We’re a little over a year from the semi-aborted release of “The Interview,” Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comedy that passed almost instantly into legend when (supposedly) North Korean hackers attacked the film’s backers Sony in retribution for the film’s satirical portrait, and fictional killing of, the country’s dictatorial leader Kim Jong-Un.
- Oliver Lyttelton
Selena Gomez' Madison offers some friendly advice to freshmen Shelby (Chloe Moretz) and Beth (Kiersey Clemons) in our exclusive clip from Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. This comedy sequel debuts on Blu-ray and DVD formats today, after arriving on Digital HD earlier this month. This exclusive scene you can't see anywhere else features Shelby and Beth going to their first party, but it's not all that it's cracked up to be.
After a random guy hands Shelby and Beth some drinks, Madison intervenes, telling these potential pledges of her Phi Alpha sorority that they should never drink the punch at a party. Instead, Madison hands them two bottles of liquor and sends them on their way. This party experience isn't exactly what Shelby and Beth expect, which leads them to start their own sorority, right across from Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner's (Rose Byrne) house. This follow-up to Neighbors »
The co-director of Sausage Party has signed on to reboot The Toxic Avenger. No, I’m not talking about Seth Rogen or Evan Goldberg, but Conrad Vernon, who co-directed the R-rated animated film alongside Greg Tiernan (its a common misconception that Goldberg and Rogen directed the film, as they co-wrote the screenplay and produced). Conrad Vernon has been […]
The post ‘Sausage Party’ Director To Helm ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Remake appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Barring any potential spinoff movies further down the pipeline, Lionsgate’s lucrative Hunger Games saga wrapped up late last year forcing the citizens of Panem – Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence included – to venture out beyond the Ya tentpole to advance their acting careers.
Buoyed by scene-stealing turns in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, the latter got off to an award-winning flyer, which looks set to continue with the release of Passengers later this year. Elsewhere on Sony’s slate – specifically, its TV slate – we now have word that Josh Hutcherson’s Future Man has landed a series order at Hulu.
A half-hour sci-fi comedy by trade, we understand that Future Man‘s inaugural season spans 13 episodes in total, with a cast comprised of Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. and and Glenne Headly. Meanwhile, Sausage Party dream team Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are on board to produce »
- Michael Briers
Seth Rogen's future is so bright, he's gotta wear shades. Deadline reports his Future Man TV show pilot has been ordered to series at Hulu. The 13-episode first season from Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Matt Tolmach hails from Sony Pictures Television. Future Man is written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, from their story with Howard Overman.Josh Hutcherson stars as Josh Futterman, "an uninspired and dejected janitor by day/gamer by night who becomes earth’s unlikely hero when he is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity." The cast also includes Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr., and Glenne Headly. Rogen and Goldberg directed the pilot.Read More… »
Josh Hutcherson (Detention, which deserves more love) will star in a new Hulu series called Future Man, developed by Seth Rogen and long-time collaborator Evan Goldberg (who has worked with Rogen on Superbad, This Is The End, and most recently as co-creator of the Preacher adaptation). What the hell is Future Man about, you may ask? Well, impatient reader, I was just... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
The half-hour comedy “Future Man,” starring Josh Hutcherson has been ordered to series at Hulu. The “Hunger Games” alum stars in the series as Josh Futturman, a socially inept janitor who is also a world-ranked gamer. When Josh beats the final level of Cybergeddon, he’s visited by characters from the video game who claim it’s a training manual and he’s been selected to travel back in time and help them save the world. “Sausage Party” duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve as executive producers on the series, alongside James Weaver, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Schaffir and Matt Tolmach. »
- Reid Nakamura
Let’s face it, Future Man, the odds were for ever in your favor before the pilot was greenlit.
Hulu announced on Friday that it has placed a 13-episode series order for the half-hour comedy starring Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson. The project, whose exec producers include Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, follows a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The story was conceived by Sausage Party scribes Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, as well as Howard Overman (Merlin)
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The show, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, will join the Hulu Original slate in 2017. “Hunger Games” star Hutcherson produces and stars as Josh Futterman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The series also stars Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. and and Glenne Headly.
The story was written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, and Howard Overman, with a teleplay by Shaffir and Hunter. Rogen and Goldberg also directed the pilot. The comedy marks the first half-hour series from the “Sausage Party” duo, who currently executive produce comic book drama “Preacher” for AMC.
“Future Man” is the latest in Hulu’s expanding slate of original »
- Laura Prudom
Hulu has started making decisions on its 2016 pilots with a 13-episode series pickup of comedy pilot Future Man, from executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Matt Tolmach and Sony Pictures Television. The series, starring The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson, is slated for a 2017 premiere. Written/executive produced by Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter (Sausage Party) from a story by the duo and Howard Overman and directed by Rogen and Goldberg, Future Man follows Josh… »
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Based on the cult hit comic book series, Preacher is the edgy story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. With his fearless sidekicks, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), he embarks on a wild, dark journey that is unlike any other.
Preacher: Season One contains all ten episodes in three-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD sets with deleted and extended scenes and two featurettes. Get an in-depth look at the pilot, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in “The Unfilmable Pilot,” where they »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Sep 8, 2016
Lots of films struggled at the box office this summer - but 2016 has not been short of surprise box office hits. This lot, in fact...
Much of the box office analysis of 2016 – especially summer 2016 – has focused on the collection of films that have fallen short of expected revenues. Be they Star Trek Beyond, Ghostbusters, Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men: Apocalypse or Ice Age: Collision Course, there’s been no shortage of stories of box office troubles.
But what about the films that have genuinely surprised, and that have found a larger audience than people had been expecting? Turns out that there have been quite a few…
In a summer where the likes of Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates and Bad Neighbours 2 failed to really take off, Bad Moms has proven to be an R-rated comedy treat. Not helped at first by being sold as from the writers of The Hangover, »
The movies have made a fortune out of religion over the years – and avoided the subject of atheism. But in Seth Rogen’s sweary CGI comedy Sausage Party, the idea of God is challenged. Will it cash in on America’s surge in non-belief?
It’s not every day we see a movie whose main characters declare violent war on their own gods, and then triumphantly destroy them. It sounds like something out of mid-period Ingmar Bergman or late Tarkovsky; po-faced, grim, unbearably pessimistic. But with hotdogs.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Sausage Party, with its frathouse title and leering phallic poster tagline (“A Hero Will Rise ...”) has been marketed as the first truly adult, stoner-friendly, sex-filled, scatological and foul-mouthed CGI-cartoon comedy, nominally about a frankfurter (voiced by Rogen) who wants to get it on with his hot hotdog-bun girlfriend (Kristen Wiig).
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- John Patterson
Simon Brew Sep 2, 2016
Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?
In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.
Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...
Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures
Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and »
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