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Vacation Writers Reveal Why Marvel Studios Chose Them To Pen Spider-man Reboot

27 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (whose credits include The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Horrible Bosses) were among those considered to direct Marvel's Spider-Man reboot, but pretty much all of us forgot about the other candidates when it was announced that Jon Watts will direct Tom Holland in the movie. That made it all the more surprising when the duo were revealed to be the writers of the movie, and they expanded on that in a recent interview with Deadline.  "Our agent helped get our foot in the door with Marvel, sending them a script we had written, and letting them know our track record and that we’d love to move from broad comedy to action and action comedy," Goldstein reveals. "Also, it helped that Kevin Feige wanted to draw on the spirit of John Hughes for this Spider-Man, and we had just written and directed a sequel to »

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'Spider-Man' Reboot Humor Will Serve as a "Safety Net for Geeks"

27 July 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein gave us Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and this weekend's Vacation. I'll allow you to come to a conclusion on their body of work on your own as I'll have more to add with my review of Vacation later this week, but for now realize these two are signed on to write the screenplay for the upcoming Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, which is said to be approaching the webslinger with an eye for humor in the vein of John Hughes. It's definitely a new tact when it comes to tackling these comic book movies as the common theme for so long seemed to be a "dark and gritty" approach with celebs saying, "It's going to be a lot like The Dark Knight," in all of their pre-production interviews. Marvel, however, has taken the light and frothy, »

- Brad Brevet

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Yes, Paper Towns Are Real, and They Are Fascinating

24 July 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Paper Towns may not feel like a sequel to The Fault in Our Stars (though it does have a link or two), but the John Green adaptation does give us a lot to think about (and what's maybe the best soundtrack of the year). One of the surprises of the John Hughes-inspired high school movie is that it's also a road trip movie - main character Q (Nat Wolff) gathers his friends to find his enigmatic dream girl Margo (Cara Delevingne). The destination? A paper town, just like the film's namesake. Green himself first learned of the phenomenon of paper towns - fake cities printed on maps to prevent map plagiarism - on a road trip with his girlfriend in South Dakota. So in case you were wondering, yes, paper towns are real, and in fact, Agloe, the town mentioned in the film, is real as well. Here's more »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Paper Towns | Review

24 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Me and Earl and the Pixie Girl: Schreier Adapts Teen Schmaltz for Sophomore Effort

Director Jake Schreier takes on the saga of author John Green (the man responsible for 2014’s teen cancer tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars), adapting his novel Paper Towns for the big screen. Adolescent themes and returning cast mates from Josh Boone’s earlier film furthers a sort of genetic relationship between the two films, which manages to be another glossy yet glaringly inauthentic portrayal of precocious teens laying their cherished wastelands to rest as they ascend into the structured responsibility of adulthood. Fleeting moments of inspiration manage to recall, in a sort of unabashed nostalgic glee, the spontaneity behind moments managing to reach indelibly memorable heights from such an undeveloped period in lives of the generally privileged. However, Schreier, Green, and adapting screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber fail in their ability to realistically »

- Nicholas Bell

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We Need to Talk About That Epic Paper Towns Cameo

24 July 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you haven't seen Paper Towns and you care about spoilers, now would be a great time to turn around. As for the rest of you, we need to talk about that epic cameo in the very John Hughes-inspired film. As you probably know, Paper Towns comes from writer John Green, the same author who penned The Fault in Our Stars, the movie that made you weep a thousand tears over a fateful romance between cancer-stricken teenagers. That movie even has the star of Paper Towns, Nat Wolff, in it. But that's where the casting overlap stops . . . right? That's what we thought, until we saw the movie and lo and behold, guess who shows up? »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Unexpected | Review

23 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Baby Boom: Swanberg’s Pregnancy Drama Plays it Safe

For a glaring portrait of the subtle audacity of subconscious privilege unawares, look no further than Kris Swanberg’s latest feature, Unexpected, an indie Sundance premiered drama treading the expected tropes of unplanned pregnancy. Its set-up initially poses a provocative juxtaposition, a tale of two surprise pregnancies dealt to two very different women in one of the Midwest’s most progressive cities, Chicago. Told from the perspective of its white, high functioning and hopelessly granola lead, whose life intersects with a black, socioeconomically compromised student in a similar situation promises to be an invigorating examination of taken-for-grantedness. Except, at every possible opportunity, Swanberg’s screenplay (co-written by actress Megan Mercier) backs away from controversial points, instead reinforcing the frustrating obliviousness of its lead character. And that’s not even addressing the narrative’s conservative reinforcement of teen mothers giving birth »

- Nicholas Bell

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Vacation Red Band trailer: The Griswolds go to Walley World

23 July 2015 2:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Next week, North America territories will get the first Griswolds movie since the absolutely terrible Vegas Vacation in 1997. Vacation sees the series get a much deserved reboot with Ed Helms taking the reigns as patriarch Rusty Griswold. The Warner Bros. movie has just got itself a new red band trailer. Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Beverly D’Angelo and the legendary Chevy Chase co-star.

Vacation red band trailer

Here’s the synopsis:

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favourite family fun park,” Walley World.

As we said, the film arrives in Us cinemas on July 29th, and in the UK a little later on August 15th.

Check out the new Vacation red band trailer below.

Rounding out the cast are »

- Paul Heath

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Movie News: See 'Spectre' Bond Women in New Photos; Disney's Animated 'The Sword in the Stone' Going Live-Action

21 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Spectre: Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in Spectre, heading to theaters on November 6, and as new photos reveal, he'll be surrounded by four strong women: Lea Seydoux (above), as a doctor who is also the daughter of an assassin; Monica Belucci, as a Mafia widow; Naomie Harris, who returns as Eve Moneypenny; and Stephanie Sigman, whose character is still being kept under wraps. [USA Today] Movie News: See 'Spectre' Bond Women in New Photos; Watch Jason Bateman Eat Uncomfortably in New 'The Gift' Clip   Untitled Urban Explorers: Jon Watts, who will direct the next version of Spider-Man -- said to be in the vein of a John Hughes-style high school flick -- has set his followup project. Currently known only as Untitled Urban Explorers, the...

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- Peter Martin

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Blu-ray Review – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

20 July 2015 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, 1984.

Directed by W.D. Richter.

Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Clancy Brown, Vincent Schiavelli, Carl Lumbly and Dan Hedaya.

Synopsis:

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

The 80’s film Buckaroo Banzai (I’ll dispense with the full unwieldy title for convenience’s sake) has got a pretty strong case for being one of the last truly ‘cult’ movies. The film, conceived by old college roommates W.D. Richter and Earl Mac Rauch, was dreamed up with ideas of being a full on box office smash. Back in 1984, this never happened, with mainstream audiences not really ‘getting’ the non-conformist storyline and often downright weird segments of anarchic action comedy.

Pre-internet word of mouth about the film mostly centred on midnight screenings, »

- Robert W Monk

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Sam Raimi Has Total Faith in Marvel's 'Spider-Man'

19 July 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Sony Pictures and Marvel are finally joining forces on a new Spider-Man movie, fans have been voicing their pleasure and displeasure with the news of a third Spidey reboot in 15 years. Tom Holland has signed on to play Peter Parker, with the studios offering Marisa Tomei the Aunt May role. One person we haven't heard from yet regarding this new web-slinger is director Sam Raimi, who directed Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. While promoting his upcoming Starz TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead at Comic-Con, the director told MTV that he thought Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were "great," and expressed his excitement that the studios are bringing Peter Parker back to high school.

"I saw [both Marc Webb movies], they're great. And I'm really glad that Marvel is taking it to high school. I think that's gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic-books. »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man' Gets 'Vacation' Remake Writers

17 July 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot, set for release in 2017, is about to get a little freaky and very geeky as Vacation reboot writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein enter early talks to write the screenplay. The duo were on the shortlist to direct. That job eventually went to Jon Watts, who has Cop Car coming out later this summer. He was announced the same day that Marvel and Sony officially confirmed that Tom Holland had won the role of Peter Parker.

Even though they didn't win the director's job, both Marvel and Sony wanted John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein involved in the process. They are in the midst of launching their first directorial debut, the long awaited Vacation reboot. It hits theaters July 31, and has strong early buzz as one of the best comedies of the summer. That is saying a lot, as it »

- MovieWeb

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"Vacation" Duo Could Pen New "Spider-Man"

17 July 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Vacation," "Horrible Bosses" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are said to be in early talks to pen the upcoming Marvel-approved relaunch of the "Spider-Man" franchise at Sony Pictures.

Both Daley and Goldstein were actually finalists to direct the film as well, a job that ultimately went to rising newcomer Jon Watts who directed the indie thriller "Cop Car".

The new story is said to be set in high school and have a John Hughes-style tone to it. Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and will make his appearance first in "Captain America: Civil War" ahead of the reboot. Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May.

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- Garth Franklin

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Vacation writers to write new Spider-Man film for Marvel

16 July 2015 11:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vacation writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to write the reboot of Spider-Man franchise. Vacation writers to pen Spider-Man movie

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who are writing and making their directorial debut with the Vacation remake that is about to hit cinemas, will write the new Spider-Man movie for Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The duo were in fact up for directing duties on the gig, which actually went to Cop Car director Jon Watts in the end. The film, which will see Tom Holland as the superhero, will be set in high school and have a John Hughes tone to it, hence the addition of the comedy writers.

Daley and Goldstein are responsible for a string of comedy scripts, including Horrible Bosses (and its sequel), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

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- Paul Heath

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‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Eyes ‘Vacation’ Duo to Write

16 July 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Vacation” co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to write the “Spider-Man” reboot for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.

The duo had been on the short list of directors for the project, but “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts was selected instead.

Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May. Holland will make his first appearance next May 3 as the web-slinger in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

New Line’s update of “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, marks the directorial debut for Daley and Goldstein. The comedy, which will open July 29, received strong response when clips were shown to exhibitors in April.

Spider-Man” will be released July 28, 2017. The superhero film will be set in high school, with Marvel topper Kevin Feige (who is producing along with Amy Pascal) saying that it will have a John Hughes vibe. »

- Dave McNary

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Vacation Scribes In Talks To Write The Spider-man Reboot

16 July 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation, Horrible Bosses 2, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2) are in talks to pen the script for Sony and Marvel's solo Spider-Man movie which has both Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige on board as producers. Apparently Daley and Goldstein were actually on the director shortlist originally, but the gig went to Jon Watts (Cop Car) in the end. This reboot will take Peter Parker back to high-school, and though exact plot details are unknown, the tone has been likened to that of a John Hughes movie by Feige. Tom Holland will star as the Webhead after debuting in Captain America: Civil War, and the movie is set for release on July 28, 2017. »

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Film Review: ‘Coconut Hero’

16 July 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Since when did it become cute to be suicidal? The latest in a long line of “Harold and Maude”-lin coming-of-agers to feature a misfit adorably determined to call it quits, “Coconut Hero” looks and sounds just like a dozen other emo teen-targeted dramedies, right down to its self-pitying protagonist (newcomer Alex Ozerov), a more-desirable-than-he-realizes “Perks of Being a Wallflower”-esque outcast who’s spared the inconvenience of offing himself when doctors discover a walnut-sized tumor in his brain. The fewer movies (of any sort) you’ve seen, the more likely you are to fall for such shtick, making this weepie ideal for young sensitive types. But even jaded auds have to admit the whole project starts to look impressive the instant one recognizes this ersatz Sundance-style indie was shot in Canada and written and directed by a pair of Germans.

So how did Tel Aviv-born Florian Cossen come to make an English-language, »

- Peter Debruge

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Rumer Willis To Make Broadway Debut As Roxie Hart In ‘Chicago’

16 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Dancing With The Stars winner Rumer Willis will make her Broadway debut on August 18, when she joins the cast of Chicago, the long-running revival at the Shubert-owned Ambassador Theatre. Willis will play jailed murderess Roxie Hart in the show for a limited 8-week run thorough October 11. Willis’ previous stage credits include Love, Loss And What I Wore (Off-Broadway); For the Record Live's Dear John Hughes, Baz Luhrmann's Dba and Ftr: Tarantino. She’s appeared on the… »

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Rumer Willis To Make Broadway Debut As Roxie Hart In ‘Chicago’

16 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dancing With The Stars winner Rumer Willis will make her Broadway debut on August 18, when she joins the cast of Chicago, the long-running revival at the Shubert-owned Ambassador Theatre. Willis will play jailed murderess Roxie Hart in the show for a limited 8-week run thorough October 11. Willis’ previous stage credits include Love, Loss And What I Wore (Off-Broadway); For the Record Live's Dear John Hughes, Baz Luhrmann's Dba and Ftr: Tarantino. She’s appeared on the… »

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The Last Starfighter is being rebooted as a TV series with a cool gimmick

14 July 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

There are some movies that define childhood. For kids growing up in the 1980s, it could be a John Hughes film, The Goonies, or any number of other memorable films. For me, one movie that always brings back memories of being a kid is The Last Starfighter. As one of the early films to use CGI, the 1984 scifi film about a teen recruited to join an intergalactic space force based on his video game skills... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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'Krampus' and 'Crimson Peak' anchor creepy Legendary Comic-Con panel

12 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I remember when Legendary Pictures threw a panel in a smaller room in the San Diego Convention Center, giving away copies of "Mass Effect 2" to anyone who showed up to hear them talk about their plans for movies like "Seventh Son," "The Great Wall," and an adaptation of "Mass Effect." They've come a long way. At that point, they were partnered with Warner Bros., and they were looking to define who they were are a company. Oh, sure, they were major financial and creative players on any number of big films already, like Nolan's first two Batman films, Snyder's "300" and "Watchmen," "The Hangover," "Inception," and my beloved "Where The Wild Things Are." But talking to Thomas Tull, talking to Jon Jashni, it was clear that what they craved were films that were theirs from start to finish, movies that they felt undisputedly reflected their sensibilities. It was strange seeing them »

- Drew McWeeny

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