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How Civil War Sets Up Avengers: Infinity War According to Directors

How Civil War Sets Up Avengers: Infinity War According to Directors
To say that this summer's Captain America: Civil War was Marvel's biggest movie to date is almost an understatement. With the exception of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), all of the Avengers from Phase 1 and Phase 2 suited up in this movie, but it seems likely that another Marvel Phase 3 adventure, Avengers: Infinity War, will be even bigger. The story is so massive, and evolving so much, that writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely don't even know when the script will be completely finished. Today we have more details from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who explain how the ending of Civil War actually helps set up Avengers: Infinity War. And how the filmmakers plan on continuing a comedic casting tradition.

Captain America: Civil War was based on Mark Millar's iconic 2006 comic book that divided the entire Marvel roster of comic book heroes. While specifics about how
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Balls Out Review

It takes a certain set of balls to let Chumbawamba lyrics introduce your film (“Tubthumping,” of course), but Balls Out isn’t just Any movie. Andrew Disney’s underdog sports comedy is far from conventional, and while it begins like every other “road to athletic redemption” story, a constant mockery of the sports genre rulebook turns this pee-wee effort into a Jv superstar. It’s not exactly a Tom-Brady-caliber showstopper, but more a Ryan-Howard-like slugger that belts a home run whenever jokes connect. Just expect some mighty whiffs to accompany those gut-busting dingers. Honestly, though, who cares – chicks dig the long ball, and in that respect, Disney earns plenty of fans.

The story of Balls Out follows a rag-tag intramural football team, the Panthers, and their path to redemption after disbanding during their freshman year. Even though they were crowned league champions, a crippling injury puts Grant (Nick Kocher) in a wheelchair,
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Watch: 'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To' Short Film

"Well, then I guess we have no choice than to go on an adventure..." Now this is awesome! Comedian/actor DC Pierson wrote a book called The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To, which director Dan Eckman (of Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team) is trying to get turned into a movie, but it needs our support. So he made a quick 5-minute short film proof-of-concept to show how awesome this would be, and it's pretty cool. Tony Revolori of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dope stars with Jack Quaid of The Hunger Games. They use a line about how this is like a 3D printer for anything from the comic book, which is a cool pitch, and it works well. I really do want to see more, though hopefully as a movie not a TV show. Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. Fire this up right away and enjoy,
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Watch ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’ Short Film, Based on DC Pierson’s Novel

Watch ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’ Short Film, Based on DC Pierson’s Novel
Actor and comedian DC Pierson wrote a novel called The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To, and you can now see part of that book adapted as a short film. See, Pierson and director Dan Eckman (Community, Mystery Team) and producer Meggie McFadden want to turn the novel into a feature, and they’ve made this short […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Slammed By Longtime Employee – Pulp Friction?

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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Slammed By Longtime Employee – Pulp Friction?
A longtime employee of L.A.’s New Beverly Cinema says Quentin Tarantino’s new management has forced her out and is ruining the beloved repertory theater. Julia Marchese, one of a few staffers who stayed on through Tarantino’s takeover last month, was told she would be co-manager of the New Beverly when it re-opened this month after renovations. She says this week she was demoted and unceremoniously forced to quit by Tarantino’s longtime personal assistant Julie McLean, who is now acting as General Manager.

“I went through the last six weeks really thinking Quentin was going to make it better,” Marchese told me today. “The thing that’s most shocking to me is that he’s allowing it and I can’t even talk to him about it. To not even be allowed to state my case is unfair.” She says through the Tarantino-led renovations and October 1 re-opening,
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Is Alison Brie Rooting For Jeff and Annie on Community?

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Is Alison Brie Rooting For Jeff and Annie on Community?
From starring on the cult NBC show Community to landing a big role in Will Ferrell's upcoming comedy Get Hard, Alison Brie clearly has a lot going on. Despite her busy schedule, she added a new project to her ever-growing résumé by partnering with Adam Scott and Smirnoff for their new campaign, The Party. We got a chance to catch up with Alison about working with another NBC fan favorite in Scott; their upcoming movie, Sleeping With Other People; and how she and the rest of the Community family deal with the ever-looming threat of cancellation. Considering that the show's team is once again waiting to hear if they will get renewed for a sixth season, it was an unfortunately apropos time to be talking about the show's future. Source: Getty / Jon Kopaloff Popsugar: You and Adam teamed up for this new campaign, The Party with Smirnoff. What was
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Is Alison Brie Rooting For Jeff and Annie on Community?

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From starring on the cult NBC show Community to landing a big role in Will Ferrell's upcoming comedy Get Hard, Alison Brie clearly has a lot going on. Despite her busy schedule, she added a new project to her ever-growing résumé by partnering with Adam Scott and Smirnoff for their new campaign, The Party. We got a chance to catch up with Alison about working with another NBC fan favorite in Scott; their upcoming movie, Sleeping With Other People; and how she and the rest of the Community family deal with the ever-looming threat of cancellation. Considering that the show's team is once again waiting to hear if they will get renewed for a sixth season, it was an unfortunately apropos time to be talking about the show's future. Source: Getty / Jon Kopaloff Popsugar: You and Adam teamed up for this new campaign, The Party with Smirnoff. What was
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Watch SNL Stars Kate McKinnon And Jay Pharoah In Filthy, Nsfw Intramural Trailer

Above is the trailer to Intramural, debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. The comedy teams people from all sorts of comedic backgrounds, including Saturday Night Live, Derrick Comedy and Upright Citizens Brigade. The end result is a comedy about a man who doesn't want to grow up, dedicated instead to reuniting his former intramural football team to settle old scores. Hilarity, some of the fourth-wall-breaking nature, ensues. You might recognize that lead actor, even if you can't exactly place him. Well do your research you lazy bum, that's Jake Lacy. Lacy mostly made his name on TV, popping up on The Office and the late Better With You, though he was unfortunately booted from the underrated, burnt-off-in-the-summer Goodwin Games. He recently graduated to love interest with the sweet upcoming comedy-drama Obvious Child, which A24 is releasing in the summer, a film that also features a who's who
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‘Intramural’, with Kate McKinnon and DC Pierson, releases its first trailer

Over the course of cinematic history, sports movies have developed into their own genre, with films such as Hoosiers and Bull Durham standing out from the field. However, there have been few parodies of the genre, with most of the comedy in such films coming from the situation that the characters find themselves in. This is the area that a new comedy, titled Intramural, aims for. Directed by Andrew Disney, working from a screenplay by Bradley Jackson, the film stars Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah, Beck Bennett, D.C. Pierson, Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney, and Nikki Reed, and the first trailer has now been released. The trailer can be seen below.

(Source: Nerdist)

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Intramural Trailer: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts?

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Intramural Trailer: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts?
Here's your first look at the indie comedy Intramural, starring The Office's Jake Lacy as a college senior who decides he wants to get the gang back together for one last intramural football game before heading off into adulthood. (Try not to get too distracted by the fact that everyone in this movie looks like they're old enough to be finishing Ph.D. programs and not their undergraduate educations.) Even if the setup strains credulity, check out that cast! Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennet, Jay Pharaoh, DC Pierson, and Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan.
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Marvel's Kevin Feige discusses the big reveals of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

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Marvel's Kevin Feige discusses the big reveals of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
(Cbr) Spoiler Warning: This article contains major spoilers for the recently released film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Seen "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" yet? Still processing the outcome of the film -- which left S.H.I.E.L.D. in shambles after revealing the intelligence organization had long been infiltrated by Hydra, and Nick Fury off the grid and presumed dead? " Cbr News spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to discuss why "The Winter Soldier" was the right place to introduce such steep change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus get his take on the film's cameos and that "Stephen Strange" guy mentioned by Jasper Sitwell. Cbr News: Kevin, what was the motivator of making this movie the vehicle of such seismic change? Clearly, it'll have a huge impact on the movies going forward. Why was now the right time to shake things up in such a big way?
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Watch 'SNL Band Audition': Go behind-the-scenes in comedy short

What does it take to be part of the "Saturday Night Live" band? It turns out musical skill isn't high on the list of priorities. At least, that's the case in the eye of a new comedy short starring Aimee Mann, Andy Kindler and D.C. Pierson.

When Pierson's character shows up to audition as a bass player for the show, all the casting directors want is someone who can believably laugh at the guest host's monologue jokes. After all, they don't have renowned comedians on the show every single week. Sometimes there are athletes or other notable pop culture names whose jokes don't exactly hit.

The short, released online by Flavorwire, is written and directed by Daniel Ralston. Though it's a totally fake version of the actual auditions, chances are you'll notice the over-laughing most of the band does on the show next time you tune in.
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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'The Wolverine' & More

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." – Woody Allen

Greetings from the apocalypse! Woody Allen may have been cracking wise with that quote, but when it comes to Wolverine, eternity is no laughing matter. Somehow this weekend has found a way to include both in your moviegoing diet, so let's feast, shall we?

Friday, July 26

Pow! In Theaters

Bias Admission: When Darren Aronofsky announced that he would be directing "The Wolverine," I went out and bought up the original Chris Claremont/Frank Miller source material, absorbing the Japan-set rōnin's tale in all its '80s glory. Then the "Black Swan" helmer dropped out, James Mangold took up the reins and I promptly sold that graphic novel. Why? It wasn't worth getting invested in anymore. Aronofsky is a visionary director, Mangold is a journeyman, and as soon as he signed on
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‘The To Do List’ a messy, raunch-filled comedy with an overqualified ensemble

The To Do List

Directed by Maggie Carey

Written by Maggie Carey

USA, 2013

The amount of time it takes to exhaust the goodwill one has accrued towards an overqualified and bursting ensemble cast is roughly 70 minutes, if The To Do List is any indication. The film’s high concept and its performers, from Aubrey Plaza to Connie Britton to Alia Shawkat to Clark Gregg, are enough to engender some interest for a while, but eventually, The To Do List peters out, squandering away its likability on a strange, ballsy-for-being-irresponsible message and a muddled third act.

Plaza is Brandy Klark, a cartoonish overachiever who just graduated from her Boise, Idaho high school as its valedictorian, even though most of the kids in her class mock her for her uptight nature and her virginity. Before she heads off to Georgetown University, Brandy is encouraged by her best friends to change up her life sexually,
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"About Alex," "Intramural" Score Directors

Jesse Zwick will make his directorial debut on the ensemble drama "About Alex" at his father's Bedford Falls production company.

The story follows seven college friends who reunite for one long weekend after one of their own attempts suicide. Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Maggie Grace, Max Minghella and Jane Levy star.

Meanwhile, "Searching for Sonny" helmer Andrew Disney is set to direct the Austin, Texas shot college comedy "Intramural".

The story follows a fifth-year senior who assembles a team of misfits for one last epic run in intramural football before moving on to marriage, graduation and the real world.

Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah, Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney, and D.C. Pierson star.

Source: Deadline
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'Twilight' Star Nikki Reed Leads Cast of Football Comedy 'Intramural'

'Twilight' Star Nikki Reed Leads Cast of Football Comedy 'Intramural'
"Twilight" star Nikki Reed and "Saturday Night Live" players Kate McKinnon and Jay Pharaoh are set to star in the indie comedy "Intramural." Cast also includes Jake Lacy ("The Office"), "Much Ado About Nothing" stars Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney, Michael Hogan ("Battlestar Galactica"), Sam Edison ("Zero Charisma"), D.C. Pierson ("Mystery Team") and Good Neighbor sketch comedy members Nick Rutherford and Beck Bennett, the latter of whom is best known for starring in At&T's "It's Not Complicated" ad campaign. Story follows a fifth-year college senior who assembles a team of misfits for
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Andrew Disney to Direct Intramural

Ralph Smyth Entertainment and producers Russell Wayne Groves, Andrew Lee, David Ward, Red Sanders, and Tucker Moore have announced the start of production for Intramural , a comedy about a fifth-year college senior who assembles a team of misfits for one last epic run in intramural football before moving on to marriage, graduation and the real world. Andrew Disney ( Searching for Sonny ) will direct a script written by Bradley Jackson and a cast that includes Jake Lacy ("The Office"), Nikki Reed ('The Twilight Saga'), Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live"), Jay Pharoah ("Saturday Night Live"), Nick Kocher ( Much Ado About Nothing ), Brian McElhaney ( Much Ado About Nothing ), D.C. Pierson ( Mystery Team ), Michael Hogan ("Battlestar...
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'Fight Club' Gets a Sequel - This Time as Graphic Novel

'Fight Club' Gets a Sequel - This Time as Graphic Novel
Chuck Palahniuk is planning to follow-up his 1996 "Fight Club" book -- and it will arrive as at least one graphic novel, likely more. The original book, of course, was adapted into a movie in 1999, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Palahniuk's original announcement fell somewhat under the radar during the craziness that was Comic-Con. He mentioned it during the "Ode to Nerds" panel with fellow writers D.C. Pierson, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Austin Grossman and Robyn Schneider, according to ChickPalahniuk.net.
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The /Filmcast: Bonus Ep. – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Guest: DC Pierson, author of Crap Kingdom)

The /Filmcast: Bonus Ep. – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Guest: DC Pierson, author of Crap Kingdom)
In the bonus episode, Dave, Devindra, and DC Pierson review The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Check out DC Pierson’s new book, Crap Kingdom. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Download or Play Now in your Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast: New Images of Nicholas Hoult in ‘Warm [...]
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Free download: an exclusive Ted Leo track about DC Pierson’s kingdom of crap

Derrick Comedy vet DC Pierson knows how to cross-promote a book. His new Ya novel Crap Kingdom comes out March 7, and to get the word out, he’s been writing “custom rap songs” featuring the names of people who pre-order the book. He released a 30-minute standup set on YouTube to get the word out. He even conducted a massive, two-hour I Made You A Mixtape interview with The A.V. Club, scheduled to post next week. And he got Jean Grae, The Rosebuds, Free Energy, and other artists to write songs about his book, for a soundtrack he ...
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