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Coming to America 2 Brings Back Original Writers

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Coming to America 2 Brings Back Original Writers
Last month, a new report surfaced that comedy legend Eddie Murphy has been secretly writing the screenplay for Coming to America 2, a follow-up to his 1988 classic which he both starred in and received a story credit for. The news regarding this sequel was never confirmed, but first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's verified Twitter account sent out a tweet about a Coming to America sequel, which lead to the actor's entire account being deleted. Today we have confirmation that the sequel is actually happening, with original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield writing the script.

The news first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that only read, "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of the Princess Imani character played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. After the actor's account was deleted, a report surfaced that claimed Coming to America 2 is in fact in the works,
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Steve Guttenberg Responds to Bill Clinton's Love for Police Academy

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Steve Guttenberg Responds to Bill Clinton's Love for Police Academy
Over the past two weeks, the Republican and Democratic parties have held their national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were officially named as each party's candidate for President. On Tuesday night, Hillary's husband and former President Bill Clinton gave his speech at the convention, where he mentioned that during a particularly troubling time in his Presidency, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he took a few days off with his daughter Chelsea Clinton, where they watched all six Police Academy movies. While this admission came as quite a surprise to most political pundits, Police Academy star Steve Guttenberg said he had heard the story before. Here's part of Bill Clinton's Tuesday night speech where he mentions Police Academy.

"Truth is, we rarely disagreed on parenting, although she did believe that I had gone a little over the top when I took a couple of
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The David Gordon Green Express

The mercurial director describes his latest film, Prince Avalanche, as an art movie invaded by a pair of multiplex goofballs – it's a tribute to the wide-ranging films of his adolescence

Prince Avalanche is a poignant comedy featuring tender performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as mutually antagonistic road-painters working the fire-scorched highways of late 1980s Texas. But as delicious as the film is, cinemagoers with long memories may regard it with justifiable caution. It's the latest movie from the writer-director David Gordon Green, whose work is best approached as the cinematic equivalent of a perpetually spinning coin. If a Green film falls shiny side up, it will transpire to be a lyrical arthouse elegy such as his debut, George Washington, which led to the director being anointed the new Terrence Malick, or All the Real Girls, a faltering love story from that bygone age before its star, Zooey Deschanel,
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Celebrate Independence Day with comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait at UK premiere of God Bless America

Film fans can celebrate Us Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, with the London premiere of comedy crime caper God Bless America.

The event, starting at 9pm at The Prince Charles Cinema, includes a Q&A with writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait - plus free beer and hot dogs.

The trailer and premiere ticket details are below.

Goldthwait (pictured) is a New York comedian whose first major film role was in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, in 1985. He went on to appear in the next two films in the hit franchise.

Among other roles, he played Merlin in TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch and has lent his voice to many small-screen projects.

His previous directing credits include Sleeping Dogs (2006) and World's Greatest Dad (2009).

This latest film, on UK release from July 4, stars Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr and Mackenzie Brooke Smith.

Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank (Murray) has had
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Exclusive: MoreHorror attends Screening of Bobcat Goldthwait's God Bless America

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By MoreHorror.com

Dawna Lee Heising of MoreHorror.com had a chance to interview the wonderful writer and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait about his movie God Bless America at a screening in La last week.

Check out the video interview blow the details which includes the trailer of the film for your enjoyment.

From The Press Release:

Magnolia Pictures and Darko Entertainment In Association with Jerkschool Productions Presented Writer and Director Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America

Dawna Lee Heising and John Cox for attended the screening of God Bless America from filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait for MoreHorror.com on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarity Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Heising interviewed Goldthwait at the reception prior to the screening.

God Bless America was written and directed by Goldthwait, through Magnolia Pictures and Darko Entertainment in association with Jerkschool Productions. The film is produced by Sean McKittrick,
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The Hunger Games Box Office: First Since Titanic with Key Female Role, Staying Power

Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has topped the Us/Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopic action-drama was down a relatively modest 35% compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood
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The Hunger Games Box Office: First Strong-Legged Blockbuster Since Titanic with Key Female Role

Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has topped the Us/Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopic action-drama was down a relatively modest 35% compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood / Viggo Mortensen's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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The Hunger Games Box Office: 1st Female-Centered Movie in 2 Decades to Top 4 Weekends

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games In all likelihood, The Hunger Games is going to top the North American box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Winter's Bone / X-Men: First Class' Jennifer Lawrence, Gary Ross' film adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel is expected to score approximately $20 million at 3,916 theaters by Sunday evening after having taken in $6.45 million on Friday as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The most recent movie to achieve that feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar stayed at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight
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The Hunger Games Box Office: Four Weekends on Top?

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games will likely top the North American box office for the fourth weekend in a row according to early, rough estimates found at Deadline.com. Gary Ross' film adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel is expected to gross $20 million at 3,916 theaters over the weekend after taking in an estimated $6.5 million on Friday. The most recent movie to achieve that feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar stayed at the top for seven consecutive weekends. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood / Viggo Mortensen's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), James Cameron / Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), James L. Brooks / Shirley MacLaine / Debra Winger / Jack Nicholson
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Film Junk Podcast Episode #330: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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0:00 - Intro 10:20 - Headlines: New Photos from Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, Alexandre Aja to direct Pet Sematary Remake?, Brett Ratner to Produce the Oscars, Steven Soderbergh is Second Unit Director on The Hunger Games, Die Hard 5 Director Shortlist 31:45 - Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes 1:02:10 - Trailer Trash: Tower Heist, The Darkest Hour, The Sitter 1:18:35 - Other Stuff We Watched: Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Beetlejuice, Hellboy, Jaws, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Heavy To, Razorback, 24/7: Penguins/Capitals, Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Frank's 3D TV, Attack the Block, Congo 2:06:15 - Junk Mail: Movie Club Podcast, Joss Whedon, Flea Markets and Douchebag Neighbours,
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Film Junk Podcast Episode #304: Buried

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0:00 - Intro / Monster Truck Jam / Oatmeal 12:30 - Headlines: Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes, Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane, X-Men: First Class Photos, Schwarzenegger Contemplates a Comeback 43:20 - Review: Buried 1:27:00 - Trailer Trash: Rubber 1:34:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: Kitchen Nightmares, Aliens, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Social Network, Police Academy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, I Am Comic, Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? 2:05:40 - Junk Mail: Name That Movie Response, New Name That Movie, Black Belts and Werner Herzog, Rooney Mara's Eyebrows, Loaning Movies, Female Superheroes and Mad Men, Underrated Directors, Romantic Movies That Aren't Predictable or Tearjerkers, Good Resources for Filmmakers 2:40:30 - This Week's DVD Releases 2:43:20 - Outro » Download the MP3 (77 Mb) [1] » View the show notes
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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

Time for our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our new “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. Each week we bring you the highlights from Gcrn, with descriptions and links to each and every episode.

Mwire Police Academy Week Part 1:

Mwire Episode 51 – Police Academy

Steve and Mike discuss the first film in the Police Academy film franchise. The guys remember the opening chapter in a long line of funny cop movies. Listen Now.

Mwire Episode 52 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

The guys return today with the next installment of the Police Academy franchise titled, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. Listen Now.

Mwire Episode 53 – Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Steve and Mike talk about Police Academy 3: Back in Training today continuing the spotlight. This is one of Steve’s favorite films of the franchise. Listen Now.

The Beast Unleashed Podcast Episode 16

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How Many 'Great' Comedy Sequels Can You Name? One? Two? More?

Today Universal released Get Him to the Greek, a sort-of sequel to 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall as it uses Aldous Snow who had a small role in the original. Beyond that, there is only a brief reference to Sarah Marshall, which has me thinking it's not really a sequel as much as it is a spin-off. The same could be said for a movie like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)... Same characters, but not really a sequel to Clerks, which ended up having its own sequel in 2006.

In a debate with a group of fellow Seattle critics trying to decide if Get Him to the Greek was a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall or not, the topic turned to comedy sequels in general and I was asked to name a great comedy sequel. Should be easy... right?

I started mining my memory banks, and started thinking of movies with
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This Weekend in B.O. History...

The end of April is typically the calm before the summer storm, but Hollywood has become more and more aggressive with the timeframe as the years have progressed. This year, for instance, with Iron Man 2 set for May 7, high-profile A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) launches at 3,332 theaters on the April 30-May 1 weekend. Five Years Ago - 2005 This weekend was one of the industry's most significant bids to start the summer season early with the release of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and XXX: State of the Union, but it failed. Hitchhiker's Guide blasted off with a chart-topping $21.1 million at 3,133 sites, which was solid by sci-fi comedy standards but perceived as somewhat of a letdown for such a long-awaited book adaptation. The Vin Diesel-free XXX sequel opened in third with a disastrous $12.7 million at 3,480 sites after giving a generic Tom Clancy treatment to the extreme James Bond of the first movie.
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This Weekend in Box Office History: Comparisons for April 23-25, 2010

Traditionally, late April hasn't been the most exciting time at the box office, but Hollywood has been making more and more attempts to capitalize on the days leading up to the summer movie season. Five Years Ago - 2005 The Interpreter topped the box office with $22.8 million at 2,758 theaters. It was one of the biggest-grossing debuts for a political thriller at the time. In second, The Amityville Horror (2005) had a solid second weekend hold by horror standards, while Sahara held well in third. The other nationwide debuts were a bust: A Lot Like Love opened to $7.6 million, Kung Fu Hustle mustered just $6.7 million and King's Ransom was ignored with $2.1 milllion. * Weekend Report Ten Years Ago - 2000 Trying to offer summer excitement in April, U-571 emerged with a chart-topping $19.6 million at 2,583 sites. That was and still is the highest-grossing debut ever for a submarine thriller, although it didn't pack quite as many
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The Spirit Awards Meets The Academy Awards

Everyone has already listed the Spirit Award and Academy Award winners so I can forego that pleasure here. More importantly, what does all this say about independent film?

What we have all known since sex, lies and videotape is that for fresh and original vision, one must tap into the independent film world.

What does it say about the international reality of film? East has met West and the world of art is -- to paraphrase one of the female winners of the Academy Awards (was it Kate Winslet?) -- One world which we must protect and nourish. And as for India, the way to the Land of Spices, which Columbus was seeking, has finally been reached and integration has been achieved. And that a major studio, itself founded by an immigrant Hungarian Jew, managed to create the Synthesis between indie and studio, East and West, in this time of great change: That major studio's specialty arm, the only one except for long standing Sony Pictures Classics, that has withstood the winds of change, Fox Searchlight, has reached its apex winning its first EIGHT Academy Awards just as Peter Chernin, 20 years the president and chief operating officer of News Corp. has resigned: That is what has transpired in the past three days of awards and today the first post-award day.

Finita la Comedia. Y ahora? Ahora si! Ya empieza la Dramadia del Distribucion! Vamos a ver, amigos, vamos a ver.

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