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150 random celebrities, painstakingly sorted into Hogwarts houses

8 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On July 8, J.K. Rowling released a short, short story about grown-up Harry Potter and the Sequel She Swore She’d Never Write, and over in the magical land of central Florida, the Harry Potter theme park’s Diagon Alley expansion is entertaining six-hour lines on opening day. So apparently, it’s Harry Potter day, and to celebrate this completely random occasion, I’ve decided to do something equally arbitrary and sort a bunch of celebrities into the four houses of Hogwarts. Why? Art needs no reason.

First, the criteria. The Hogwarts houses are divided based on traits: Slytherins are cunning, »

- Marc Snetiker

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Dave Franco's Raunchy Lowbrow Breakout

2 July 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Not long ago, Dave Franco was just an A-list actor's D-list little brother, being bullied in a 2008 Funny or Die video called "Acting With James Franco." Dave wanted to act, too, but he was stuck in the big, weird shadow of James, who was balancing high-profile roles with poetry, nudity and crazy art films. Onscreen, Dave's good looks got him typecast as a clean-cut prick. He played "Greg the Soccer Player" in 2007's Superbad and a couple of forgettable bit parts on TV's Greek and Privileged. "I wasn't proud of »

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Warm Bodies (2013) Review

30 June 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

MoreHorror.com

After seeing the trailer for Warm Bodies (2013), I made a mental note to steer clear of it in movie theaters. Zombies-- although they have had their popularity throughout horror history-- have become significantly trendy within the horror community for the past decade with movies such as 28 Weeks Later (2007), Zombieland (2009), and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012). By the time the third season of The Walking Dead aired in 2012, it was clear that the end of the current zombie craze could be upon us. I suspected that Warm Bodies would be the last nail in the coffin of what started out as a delightfully gory ride.

I’m not entirely sure why I expected Warm Bodies to be such a failure. Perhaps I feared that it would be another teen romance movie with just a dash of horror elements. Or maybe I thought the leading lady, Teresa Palmer, »

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2014 Young Hollywood Awards Nominees Include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Fault in Our Stars’

26 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange Is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.

“Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth compete in the Fan Favorite Actor categories along with Variety cover stars Aaron Paul and Allison Williams.

The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on the CW network on at 8 p.m. Et/Pt July 28. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made by Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp., owner and executive producer of the award show. (Full disclosure: Penske Media Corp. is the parent company of Variety.)

“We’re thrilled to see the Young Hollywood Awards, »

- Variety Staff

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2014 Young Hollywood Awards Nominees Include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Fault in Our Stars’

26 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange Is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.

“Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth compete in the Fan Favorite Actor categories along with Variety cover stars Aaron Paul and Allison Williams.

The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on the CW network on at 8 p.m. Et/Pt July 28. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made by Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp., owner and executive producer of the award show. (Full disclosure: Penske Media Corp. is the parent company of Variety.)

“We’re thrilled to see the Young Hollywood Awards, »

- Variety Staff

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5 Breakout Actors Who Totally Stole 22 Jump Street

17 June 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Audiences showed up in droves for 21 Jump Street two years ago, loving not only the adventures of Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube, but also grooving with the supporting cast. The production was smart enough to recruit soon-to-be stars like Brie Larson, ringers like Rob Riggle, utility men like Dave Franco, and goofballs like DeRay Davis, Chris Parnell and Ellie Kemper. Switching the venue for the sequel meant a whole new supporting cast, a whole new bunch of scene stealers. In 22 Jump Street, Hill and Tatum can't carry the load themselves. Fortunately, the cast is filled with several merry-makers ready to lift a scene away. Here's a look at five rising talents who completely stole some of the choice moments from 22 Jump Street. Wyatt Russell That genial smile. The glorious hair. That lantern jaw. One look at Wyatt Russell and you think, wow, that guy looks super familiar! Of »

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Closing Credits Have Always Been Awesome

16 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Dynamic directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have done it again, turning a seemingly terrible idea (a sequel to a movie based on an eighties television show about teen cops? Surely you jest!) into one of the year’s best comedic outings and a financial juggernaut, as least week’s uproarious new release 22 Jump Street has already laughed its way to over $60M at the box office. Although the re-teaming of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill has plenty to offer — big emotions, sage commentary on the power of words, sad Dave Franco, lobsters, Ice Cube yelling a lot, a star turn from Jillian Bell – there’s one thing that everyone is talking about: its closing credits that imagine some of the other sequels the franchise has in store for us. Over at Mashable, Jordan Hoffman dives deep into the “best part” of the film — its crazy credits, naturally, although the entire film is a very funny »

- Kate Erbland

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G.I. Joe Director Jon Chu to Direct Now You See Me 2

15 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M Chu is already done shooting his Jem and the Holograms adaptation, and now it looks like he's ready to take on the world of magic. According to The Wrap he is the frontrunner to helm Now You See Me 2 for Summit Entertainment.

The first film was directed by Louis Leterrier, and regardless of how ridiculous it was I really had a great time watching it. I was hoping that we'd get a sequel, so it's good to see that it's moving forward. The movie made more than $350 million worldwide.

The first movie follows an FBI agent and an Interpol detective as they track a team of illusionists (The Four Horsemen) who pull off bank heists during their performances and give their audiences the money.

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Mark Ruffalo are all expected to return. I don't see »

- Joey Paur

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Poll: What's your favourite college-themed movie?

14 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Most colleges and universities might be out for the summer now, but 22 Jump Street is already heading back to class. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill go undercover again to try and catch the dealer of a new drug making the rounds of college campuses, and in the meantime get a little caught up in the collegiate lifestyle themselves. The film reunites Tatum and Hill with their 21 Jump Street co-stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, and Rob Riggle. »

- Amanda Wood

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Now You See Me Sequel to Bring Back Cast, Not the Director

14 June 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

About a year ago, Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) directed the "Now You See Me" magic heist film, which went on to gross $352 million on a budget of $75 million. Lionsgate immediately started planning a sequel, with Leterrier negotiating to return. Now comes word that Leterrier won't be back and Lionsgate is pushing forward without him. The studio just entered talks with Jon M. Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation) to replace him. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo are all set to reprise their roles. The plan is to begin shooting this fall. »

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Dave Franco Talks James Franco's Naked Instagram Pics, Says Zac Efron Broke His Hand "Upon Impact of My Balls"

13 June 2014 7:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You might think that having your sibling post racy pictures all the time would be pretty embarrassing, but Dave Franco doesn't seem to mind. James Franco has become one to watch on social media with his recent impromptu nudie pics (we're not complaining), and when asked about the actor's activity, Dave explained that he didn't find it necessary to put his brother in check. Instead, he gave his older bro props. "I know better than to tell him what to do with regard to anything at this point. What a lot of people think is crazy is also what I admire about him: He does what he wants, and he's not afraid of how people are going to perceive him," Franco tells The Daily »

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’22 Jump Street’ is that rare anomaly of a great comedy sequel

13 June 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

22 Jump Street

Written by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

USA, 2014

In lesser hands, the overtly meta nature of 22 Jump Street could easily have become insufferably smug. Directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, though, have been proving themselves to be kings of manic, self-aware comedy, and their more consistently strong follow-up to 2012′s 21 Jump Street might be the best comedy sequel since Joe Dante’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

This time around, officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) have botched another pursuit of a criminal (Peter Stormare). Deputy Hardy (Nick Offerman) dismisses Jenko’s vocal desire to transfer to the Secret Service, sending the pair back to the undercover operations of Jump Street, because they unexpectedly did so well last time and the department “has invested a lot of money to make sure Jump Street keeps going.”

The »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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Sequel Showdown: "22 Jump Street" Vs. "How to Train Your Dragon 2!" Which is Better?

13 June 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

It.s a sequel showdown at the box-office between the action comedy .22 Jump Street. and the animated fantasy .How to Train Your Dragon 2.. In .Jump Street,. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum or Janning return to team up once again for the sequel for directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.

Meanwhile, Jay Baruchel comes back to voice the role of Hiccup in .Dragon 2.. Together with his dragon, Toothless, they explore a new territory that will pit good against evil.

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look at my movie reviews of what.s happening this weekend at the box-office.

Official .22 Jump Street. Synopsis

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and »

- Manny

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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Talk 22 Jump Street, the First Table Read and the Studio’s Reaction, Deleted Scenes, Gambit, Bennett Miller, and More

13 June 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is 22 Jump Street, the fantastic sequel from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.  As most of you already know, the film finds Channing Tatum and  Jonah Hill reprising their undercover cop roles from the first movie, and they're now tasked with infiltrating a drug operation on a college campus.   Loaded with great jokes and fantastic performances from Tatum, Hill, and the rest of the cast (Ice CubeNick Offerman,  Amber StevensPeter StormareRob Riggle, Dave FrancoJillian Bell, and Craig Roberts), 22 Jump Street should absolutely be seen in a theater this weekend.  You’ll love it.  For more on the film, watch these clips and behind-the-scenes footage, read Matt's review, or click here for all our previous coverage. At the New York City press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.   They talked about if they were nervous to make the sequel, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Jon Chu To Direct "Now You See Me 2"

13 June 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "Step Up 2 The Streets" director Jon M. Chu is reportedly the frontrunner to take over the helm of the sequel "Now You See Me 2" at Universal Pictures.

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo are all expected to return for the follow-up to the 2013 illusionist caper film which grossed more than $350 million worldwide.

Louis Leterrier directed the first film and isn't returning for the follow-up. Chu just wrapped work on the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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'22 Jump Street' Family Review: The 5 Most Parent Shocking Moments

13 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"22 Jump Street" brings back 29-year-old narcotics cops Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) for another undercover adventure -- this time at the local state university. Whereas in high school, Schmidt flourished and Jenko floundered, this time college life favors the jockish Jenko while confounding the sensitive Schmidt. But this isn't a relationship drama, it's a comedy, and as such you should expect the R-rated comedy (for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence.) to include some parent-shocking scenes. While this isn't nearly as shocking a movie as "A Million Ways to Die in the West," be prepared for potentially appalling scenes (If you plan to take your young teen).

Needless to say there are minor spoilers ahead:

1. The "F" Word: In a bizarre scene of art mirroring life, Channing Tatum's Jenko gives a drug dealer a lecture for using the offensive homophobic term "f----t »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Now You See Me 2 Eyes Director Jon M. Chu

13 June 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Now You See Me was a surprise hit for Lionsgate, banking a hefty $350 million during the summer of 2013 and launching a potential franchise out of what could have been just a castoff standalone con game. Now that the movie has whet an audience.s appetite for more magic tricks, Lionsgate is moving ahead with Now You See Me 2, and they think they found the perfect director. Jon M. Chu, who has helmed three Step Up movies and a G.I. Joe sequel, is in talks to take over the reigns of Now You See Me 2, according to Variety. The sequel plans a fall shoot, and we have been hearing that there are international locations planned for the production. Earlier this year, we spoke with Dave Franco about his involvement in the sequel, and he told us: I.ve heard a pitch of the story. It.s actually going to be »

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'22 Jump Street': What the Critics Are Saying

13 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

22 Jump Street, out Friday, reunites the bumbling drug-busting duo played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the sequel to the hit 2012 remake—but this time,  it's on a college campus. Photos '22 Jump Street': Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill Celebrate Their College Assignment at New York Premiere Directed once again by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and also featuring Peter Stormare, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens and Wyatt Russell, the R-rated comedy is predicted to open in the $55 million to $60 million range over Father's Day weekend. Read what top critics are saying about 22 Jump Street:

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- Ashley Lee

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Now You See Me 2 landing new director

12 June 2014 10:32 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

G.I. Joe 2 director Jon M Chu looks like he's taking over from Louis Leterrier on Now You See Me 2...

News

Now this is a surprise. Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier - who will always have a special place in our hearts for bringing the world The Transporter - looks like he's no longer attached to Now You See Me 2.

Leterrier had given interviews talking about his plans for the sequel, which Lionsgate ordered pretty soon after the original hit. But Variety now reports that he won't be directing the film after all, and instead that Jon M Chu - who has all but dropped out of directing G.I. Joe 3 - is in line for the movie.

Now You See Me 2 is set to shoot in the autumn, with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo all set to return.

It's »

- simonbrew

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'Jem and the Holograms' Director Eyed for 'Now You See Me 2'

12 June 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August, Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier revealed that he was returning to direct the follow-up Now You See Me 2. The filmmaker's plans have apparently changed, with Jon M. Chu emerging as the front runner to replace him on the sequel.

No reason was given for Louis Leterrier's departure, although it's possible that a scheduling conflict arose, since he is gearing up to direct Sony's action-comedy Grimsby this summer.

Now You See Me stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco are expected to reprise their roles as The Four Horseman, with Mark Ruffalo also believed to return as Dylan Rhodes.

It isn't clear if a script has been written at this point, but Louis Leterrier revealed in August that he was already working on the story. Edward Ricourt, Boaz Yakin and Ed Solomon wrote the script for the original Now You See Me, »

- MovieWeb

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