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Tina Fey throws some serious shade.
Leave it to Tina Fey to always tell it like it is.
Fey used her stage time at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night to pay tribute to the late Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks, who passed away on Oct. 9 at age 57, and took a surprising dig at Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo star Rob Schneider in the process.
Fey cast Hooks to play Jane Krakowski's mother on 30 Rock, and said that the comedian was underappreciated in Hollywood.
"We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?" Fey said, via Vanity Fair. "And the answer was like, 'Yeah, you can get her.' She was living in Woodstock. And the phone was not ringing."
"It made me sad when she passed, and it »
The #1 comedy of 2014, Columbia Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 22 Jump Street, will return to theaters on Friday, October 24, 2014, in advance of its release on home entertainment,it was announced today by Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. As the film has taken in a domestic box office of over $191 million and a worldwide take over $327 million, the re-release is a chance for audiences across the country to revisit the top-grossing comedy of 2014 on the big screen.
Following the theatrical re-release, 22 Jump Street will be available early on Digital HD on October 28, and on Blu- ray and DVD on November 18.
Commenting on the announcement, Bruer said:
"Clearly, audiences fell in love with these characters two years ago and this summer they showed the strong appetite for more adventures with the hilarious pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. There's nothing like laughing out loud in a packed theater, so before the movie becomes available to own, »
Do you remember when Paramount Pictures decided to create a double feature of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z last year? The primary motivation for this double feature was to get World War Z to cross $200 million at the domestic box office, because the films that hit that box office milestone allow studios to ask for more money from cable networks for the rights to air the movie on television. The same thing happened with This is The End last year, and now Columbia Pictures has their eye on the $200 million mark as they're bringing 22 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill back to theaters on Friday. It's not a bad move since the film won't be available on Digital HD until October 28th (next Tuesday) and doesn't hit Blu-Ray or DVD until November 18th. Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, "There's nothing like laughing »
- Ethan Anderton
The Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill buddy comedy hit 22 Jump Street is being re-released by Sony on October 24, in a distribution and marketing move that is kind of odd, given that the film is now at $191M domestically and $137.4M internationally. Usually this is done to reach some kind of box office benchmark, but given that it’s already at $328.4M worldwide and is unlikely to make another $9M domestically, it has us scratching our heads. The DVD comes out on October 28th so why would you re-release it into theaters four days before?
According to one Sony exec, “It’s essentially a promotional run, a chance for audiences to see the No. 1 comedy of the year on the big screen before its home entertainment launch. Not trying to hit any milestone per se. Always good for audiences to enjoy together before home entertainment kicks in.” Okaaay. I still don’t get it. »
- Anita Busch
A trailer has been released for Elijah Wood's new film Set Fire to the Stars. The film is set in the 1950s, and Wood plays an aspiring poet named John M. Brinnin "who has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas." He has basically been given the task of coordinating the first trip to the Us for Thomas, who is played by Celyn Jones. It's a road trip movie that kind of has the same plot as the Jonah Hill and Russell Brand comedy Get Him to the Greek, only this one centers on a poet instead of a rockstar, and it's a black and white movie that takes place in the '50s.
- Joey Paur
Four new cast members have been added to the Coen brothers comedy Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood Studios 'fixer' who investigates the disappearance of an actor during a movie shoot.
Krumholtz, Fischler and Stevens will play communist screenwriters, while Brown will play an actor in the movie-within-a-movie, Hail, Caesar!
The Coen Bros. – Joel and Ethan – are among that rarified group of filmmakers whose every project is eagerly anticipated with the assumption of excellence. This writing and directing team have been producing the highest quality cinema for over thirty years, and have almost never put a foot wrong. Inevitably, their work attracts the most interesting and talented casts and, though they often collaborate with particular performers regularly, they never shy away from adding new people to their routine roster. Their next film, Hail, Caesar! is no exception.
Set amid the Hollywood studio system of the 1950s, Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix – a ‘fixer’ whose own talents are tested when a star disappears during filming. George Clooney makes his fourth Coen Bros. appearance (after O Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading) in the lead role as Mannix, and will be supported by fellow Coen Bros favourites Josh Brolin »
- Sarah Myles
"21 Jump Street," starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum," hit theaters in 2012 and went on to gross $202 million worldwide on a $42 million budget. The sequel followed this year, grossing $328 million on a $50 million budget. Sony Pictures now has a franchise on its hands, which is why it's not surprising that it's moving forward with a third installment. But in a new interview with Tatum, the actor may not be that interested in reprising his role. "College was the obvious next step for us [in the sequel]. We had to go there," he said. "I don't know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enron? Or the government in DC? I feel like it's all redundant. The big running joke of the second movie is this is just going to be bigger and crappier than the first time. I don't know if that joke works three times, so we'll see. »
• Game of Thrones' James Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »
- C. Molly Smith
The plot is set in 1950s Hollywood and centers on Eddie Mannix (George Clooney), a "fixer" who works with all of the major movie studios to keep the stars in line and to cover up any scandals. He is tasked with tracking down a major movie star who suddenly disappears in the middle of shooting a new movie. Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz and Fisher Stevens are playing Hollywood screenwriters who are also Communists, while Clancy Brown plays an actor in the movie-within-a-movie, dubbed Hail Caesar.
Someone may have jumped the gun a bit when it was reported back in September that not only would there be a 23 Jump Street, but Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were already on board with directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord attached to, at the very least, produce. However, in speaking with USA Today, Tatum throws a little cold water on all of that saying: College was the obvious next step for us. We had to go there. I don't know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enronc Or the government in D.C.c I feel like it's all redundant. The big running joke of the second movie is this is just going to be bigger and (crappier) than the first time. I don't know if that joke works three times so we'll see. That little "we'll see" at the end almost sounds like a threat, »
- Brad Brevet
The ensemble cast for the Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! just got a little bit bigger. THR is reporting David Krumholtz (Serenity, Numbers), Patrick Fischler (2 Guns, Mad Men), Fisher Stevens (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lost) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) have joined the upcoming film, and they'll star alongside George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. Hail, Caesar! will follow Clooney's »
- Jesse Giroux
When 21 Jump Street took the box office by storm in 2012, the movie essentially mocked itself, poking fun at remakes, reboots and tv-to-movie adaptations. That self-aware theme carried over into this summer's follow-up 22 Jump Street, which ended with a slew of sequel posters showing Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) going to medical school and every other possible school one can think of. Now, in a new interview with USA Today, Channing Tatum revealed that 23 Jump Street, which is moving forward, may not work.
When asked if the third movie will take these undercover cops to medical school, the actor had this to say.
"If we did a third one, it couldn't be in there. I feel like that would be a cop-out. College was the obvious next step for us. We had to go there. I don't know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enron? »
Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens and Clancy Brown have joined the all-star cast of Hail, Caesar!, the Hollywood-set period comedy helmed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The movie is heading into a Nov. 10 start for a shoot in Los Angeles with a lineup that includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill and Tilda Swinton. Caesar tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming. Read more Coen Brothers, George Clooney's 'Hail,
- Borys Kit
The arrested development genre, aka adultolescence, has primarily been the domain of men for many years. David Wain, Vince Vaughn, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, and most of Apatow’s understudy comedian protégés, have excelled in the field. But the genre apparently isn’t exclusive to guys anymore, which is never a bad thing. One of the first entries in the genre from the ladies is Lynn Shelton’s “Laggies.” American novelist-turned-screenwriter, Andrea Seigel, wrote the screenplay. About lagging behind, hence the term “Laggies,” the movie centers on a drifting, responsibility-averse woman approaching her thirties, who can’t get her shit together. The movie stars Keira Knightley as the laggie in question, and centers on the odd, unexpected relationship between the older woman and a teenager she befriends, played by Chloë Grace Moretz. Of course things get more complicated when the laggie gets mixed up with her friend’s laywer dad (Sam. »
- Edward Davis
22 Jump Street's end credits tease a slew of subsequent installments of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill drug-busting buddy cop franchise, but don't count on the two to enroll undercover in culinary school, in a ballet company or in space just yet. "I feel like that would be a cop-out," Tatum told USA Today. "College was the obvious next step for us. We had to go there. I don’t know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enron? Or the government in D.C.? I feel like it’s all redundant." The summer 2014 comedy,
- Ashley Lee
Season 40 of 'SNL' has already had some great fake trailers, but here's the show's all-time best.
This weekend's Saturday Night Live had host and SNL alum Bill Hader and the cast mocking those wildly popular Young Adult movies (i.e. The Hunger Games, Divergent) in a soon-to-be classic parody trailer.
Like all sci-fi Y.A. worlds, in The Group Hopper, Pete Davidson plays a young man thrust into a world that is impossible to understand. Pete's only chance at surviving is to learn which social class he belongs to.
Is The Group Hopper the best parody trailer of all time? Here's seven more »
With it being October, our site will be featuring lots of great writing on the Horror genre. This month doesn’t just bring the scares for me though, it also brings the postseason playoffs for my favorite sport: Baseball. While I won’t have as much on the line this year as my Braves played a sub-.500 season (still waiting on them to call me back and offer me the General Manager position), I still enjoy watching the other teams battle it out for the World Series. So in honor of all that, it seemed appopriate to take a look back at the 2011 film Moneyball, which followed Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane and the way he and his front office embraced computer-generated analysis in 2002 to create a winning team out of a low budget and undervalued players.
One of the biggest achievements that will cement this film in »
- Dylan Griffin
Katie Dippold, who wrote Paul Feig’s female buddy action comedy The Heat, is reteaming with the director for Sony's new Ghostbusters movie. Dippold has been tapped to co-write the script with Feig for the long-gestating third installment. After years of development as a sequel with the intent to bring back the original team (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis), script setbacks eventually shifted the focus to a new generation (think Jonah Hill). Ramis died earlier this year and then original director Ivan Reitman left in March. Feig came on board to rejuvenate the project in August, with a twist:
- Borys Kit
“Neighbors” helmer Nick Stoller is on board as exec producer and he may direct the single-camera pilot, should “Grinder” be ordered. Mogel and Paul are co-writing the pilot and are exec producing for 20th Century Fox TV.
Mogel and Paul (pictured) previously created the Fox animated series “Allen Gregory,” a collaboration with actor Jonah Hill that had a short run in 2011. The pair most recently collaborated on the screenplay for the indie comedy “The D Train,” starring Jack Black and James Marsden.
Mogel, Paul and Stoller are repped by UTA. Mogel and Paul are with Mosiac and Ziffren Brittenham. Stoller’s with attorney Bryan Wolf.
- Cynthia Littleton
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