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Liv Hewson has joined the cast of director Ry Russo-Young's young adult fantasy-drama Before I Fall, the adaptation of the Ya novel by Lauren Oliver coming from Awesomeness Films. The film follows Samantha Kingston, a high school senior who has it all: beautiful, with a great boyfriend and amazing best friends. But after getting caught in a time loop reminiscent of Groundhog Day, she finds that she may be living the last day of her life over and over until she gets it… »
When talk turns to penning a great comedy film script, Woody Allen is often referred to as one of Hollywood’s best scribes. And now that honour seems to be official – the Writers Guild of America has named Annie Hall as the funniest movie of all time.
Members of the writers’ union have weighed in on what they deem to be the best comedies released in the English-language. The result is a list of 101 features topped by 1977’s Annie Hall.
Directed and co-written by Allen, and starring him opposite Diane Keaton, Annie Hall is centred on a neurotic New Yorker who falls in love with the titular heroine, a budding singer. The romantic comedy was a huge success at the time – winning four Oscars, including Best Picture – and remains a highly-acclaimed classic.
- Sara Hemrajani
Film buffs who have argued long into the night over the funniest screenplays in the history of cinema no longer need to quarrel. That.s because the helpful folks over at The Writers Guild Of America have compiled a list of the 10 funniest screenplays ever written. And, as you.d expect, the usual suspects feature prominently. The East and West contingents of The Writers Guild Of America were able to put their differences aside to release their official list, which you can have a gander at below: 1. Annie Hall . 1977 . Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman 2. Some Like It Hot . 1959 . Written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond 3. Groundhog Day . 1993 . Written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis 4. Airplane! . 1980 . Written by James Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker 5. Tootsie . 1982 - Written by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal 6. Young Frankenstein . 1974 . Written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks 7. Dr Strangelove or: How »
Woody Allen's 1977 film "Annie Hall" has topped a '101 Funniest Screenplays Ever' list which the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East released this week.
Also making the top ten were "Some Like It Hot," "Groundhog Day," "Airplane!," "Tootsie," "Young Frankenstein," "Dr. Strangelove," "Blazing Saddles," "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "National Lampoon's Animal House".
The full list can be found at the guild's official site. Other notable films to have made the list including "The Big Lebowski," "Ghostbusters," "A Fish Called Wanda," "Caddyshack," "The Princess Bride," "Borat," "The Hangover," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Trading Places," "The Naked Gun," "Midnight Run," "Shaun of the Dead," "Anchorman," "Galaxy Quest," "Best in Show," "Coming to America," "Clueless," "Fargo" and "Beverly Hills Cop".
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- Garth Franklin
What's the funniest movie you've ever seen? According to the Writers Guild of America, it's Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman's "Annie Hall." That's the top of its just-released ranking of the 101 funniest screenplays, and Woody Allen appears several more times on the list: "Sleeper" (60), "Bananas" (69), "Take the Money and Run" (76), "Love and Death" (78), "Manhattan" (81), and "Broadway Danny Rose" (92). Harold Ramis made five appearances on the list, with "Groundhog Day" (3), "National Lampoon's Animal House" (10), "Ghostbusters" (14), "Caddyshack" (25), and "Stripes" (88). And Mel Brooks had "just" three screenplays on the list but they all ranked highly: "Young Frankenstein" (6), "Blazing Saddles" (8), and "The Producers" (12). He's also credited with "The Big Lebowski" (13), but he didn't write that, so I'm sure the WGA will correct its error shortly. (The Coen Brothers, who did write it, also appear at number 23 with "Raising Arizona" and 86 with "Fargo.") The most recent movie to make the list is 2011's "Bridesmaids »
- Sara Morrison
- Jazz Tangcay
Woody Allen's groundbreaking 1977 comedy Annie Hall triumphed over 100 other films – including a handful of the director's other works – to land at Number One on the Writers Guild of America's list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays. The comedy's Allen- and Marshall Brickman-penned script beat out a Top Five that included 1959's Some Like It Hot (Number Two), 1993's Groundhog Day (Three), 1980's Airplane! (Four) and 1982's Tootsie.
What's the funniest screenplay ever? If you ask 101 different people you'll get 101 different answers, but the Writers Guild Of America has done that hard work, polled their extensive membership and come up with their own list of the funniest screenplays of all time. And if you want a quick guide to classics in the genre, look no further. Of course, the list features legendary figures like Woody Allen (whose "Annie Hall" tops it all), Mel Brooks, Billy Wilder, and more, but there's also room for the new school. Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig ranked quite high with "Bridesmaids," while "Groundhog Day" cemented its contemporary classic status in third place. I'm a bit surprised to see "The Hangover" make the cut since I'm not sure how well it has aged, though any love for "Wedding Crashers" is fine by me. Thoughts? Take the debate to the comments section. [Deadline] Annie Hall Written »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Read More: The 25 Best Comedies Of The 21st Century So Far The Writers Guild of America has weighed in on the funniest films of all time, putting together a list of 101 features they consider to be the best comedies the movie business has ever offered. The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at Hollywood's Arclight Cinema Dome over a two-hour discussion panel hosted by Rob Reiner. The WGA East announced the winners in New York at the New School Auditorium in Greenwich Village. Woody Allen's Oscar-winning screenplay for "Annie Hall" topped the list, though it was just one of seven titles by the writer-director that was included on the list. Allen's other entries included "Sleeper," "Bananas," "Take the Money and Run," "Broadway Danny Rose," "Love and Death" and "Manhattan." "Some Like it Hot," "Groundhog Day," "Airplane!" and "Tootsie" rounded out »
- Zack Sharf
Perhaps the most subjective genre in cinema, the same comedy can cause one viewer to have tears of laughter and another to not crack a smile. So, while knowing there can be no definitive list of the finest in the genre, the Writers Guild of America attempted to narrow down the 101 funniest screenplays. Noting the distinction from the best in the genre, these 101 films should simply produce the most laughs.
Topping the list is Woody Allen‘s Best Picture-winning Annie Hall, a choice difficult to argue with. Rounding out the top five were Some Like it Hot, Groundhog Day, Airplane! and Tootsie, while films from the Coens, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Edgar Wright were also mentioned. There are also some genuine head-scratching inclusions, including The Hangover at 30, and, as much as I enjoy the film, Bridesmaids nearly making the top 15, but overall, if one is looking to brighten their mood, »
- Jordan Raup
Woody Allen‘s “Annie Hall” was named the funniest screenplay by the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) on Wednesday. The 1977 comedy written by Allen and Marshall Brickman starring Diane Keaton tops the list of 101 films spanning over 86 years, ranging from classics to contemporary releases. “Some Like It Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie” round out the top five. Also Read: Writers Guild to Hold 2016 WGA Awards on Feb. 13 The most recent film on the list, 2011’s “Bridesmaids” written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, came in at No. 16, while Judd Apatow and Steve Carell‘s “The 40-Year-Old. »
- Debbie Emery
“Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.
The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.
The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.
- Dave McNary
Gumpert previously served in a similar capacity for Columbia Pictures. Tuesday’s promotion adds the studio’s other divisions — Screen Gems, Sony Animation, Sony Classics, TriStar — to his portfolio. He will work closely with Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad on day-to-day business operations and business affairs strategies.
“Gump is an incredible executive and has compiled a terrific team,” Rothman said in a statement. “He is smart and dedicated and creative and honest. He has Doug’s and my full confidence, as does the outstanding team he supervises.”
Sony has been attempting to recover for the past year from the »
- Dave McNary
Until 2008, the James Bond franchise was a lot like Groundhog Day: An infinite loop, every lap of which was superficially different but fundamentally the same. Over the course of 21 self-contained installments, six male leads and 46 years, audiences had grown accustomed to the idea that each subsequent movie would be less like a novelistic chapter than a new drawing on a recently shaken Etch a Sketch. Not until Memento would there be another leading man with such a terrible memory; when Bond's wife was assassinated in the closing moments of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, »
No doubt released in time to cash in on the hype surrounding actor Milo Cawthorne’s other recent horror flick, Deathgasm, Blood Punch is a Groundhog Day style horror that tells the story of Milton (Cawthorne), a brilliant chemistry student who breaks out of court-mandated drug rehab with a mysterious bad girl, Skyler (Tennet). Looking to recruit a cook for a one-day drug score, she lures him to an isolated cabin with her psychotic and trigger-happy boyfriend Russell (Boyland). Russell reveals that he plans to murder Milton as soon as he is finished cooking the drugs, and their simple love triangle quickly descends into a mind-blowing supernatural cycle of carnage and mayhem with no end… and no escape.
- Phil Wheat
A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I get back my copay... "Will she feel it?" -Nurse "I don't know." -Matt Last season's Matt-centric "Two Boats and a Helicopter" turned out to be the skeleton key that unlocked the full, overwhelming potential of "The Leftovers, so it was only a matter of time in this all-pov second season before we got another Matt showcase. And boy, did we — even before Christopher Eccleston went full frontal and forever changed the way I will look at the Ninth Doctor(*). Even more than "Two Boats," "No Room at the Inn" was a fascinating, unsettling look at blurry how the line can grow between religious belief and madness. (*) I'm told "The Leftovers" writers took to referring to that moment as "the sonic screwdriver scene." The title, of course, refers to the fate of another woman named Mary who becomes pregnant under metaphysical circumstances. »
- Alan Sepinwall
The Goldbergs‘ Stephen Tobolowsky has joined the cast of HBO comedy series Silicon Valley in a recurring role. Tobolowsky will play Jack Barker, an aggressive and formidable Silicon Valley CEO that Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and the guys have to contend with. A veteran character actor with more than 230 film and TV credits, Tobolowsky plays Principal Ball on ABC’s The Goldbergs. On the film side, he is best known for his iconic turn in Groundhog Day as insurance… »
Though Bill Murray is known for his roles in films like Ghosbusters, Groundhog Day, Scrooged, What About Bob? and Lost in Translation, he’s become even more famous in the public eye for just being Bill Murray. The actor just pops up wherever, whenever he feels like it, and some of the stories about his interaction […]
The post Votd: Bill Murray Talks Fame & Being Obnoxious in Animated 1988 Interview appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Kian Lawley, who first gained fame for his YouTube videos, is building up his feature film resume, one credit at a time. The 20-year-old social media celebrity is one of five actors who have been added to the cast of Before I Fall, an upcoming feature film produced by multi-channel network AwesomenessTV.
Before I Fall, which will play out as sort of a morbid, high school version of Groundhog Day, will follow a teenager (Zoey Deutch) who must relive the last day of her life over and over again. It is based on a young adult novel written by Lauren Oliver, and its script, written Maria Maggenti, earned a spot on the 2011 Black List, which noted the year’s best unproduced screenplays. In addition to Lawley, other actors joining the film’s cast including Halston Sage, Logan Miller Diego Boneta, and Elena Kampouris.
AwesomenessTV announced Before I Fall in September »
- Sam Gutelle
The state rooms are thrown open to the public as Downton chucks out some potentially interesting storylines to make sure the Groundhog Day effect keeps happening. And happening
Roll up, roll up for the televisual equivalent of the fat lady in the circus! It’s a rare opportunity to view the state rooms of Downton Abbey! And it’s a not-so-rare opportunity to see 56 million characters and 187 gazillion different plotlines all in one, jam-packed, chaotic hour. Someone please wake me up when it’s all over.
Only two episodes to go.
Related: Did we need Downton Abbey's 'shocking and bloody' warning?
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- Viv Groskop
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