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While we don’t always report on pilots because they’re so ethereal, and we hate to get all excited about a show that may or may not even make it past that initial first effort and never on to our screens, when a name like The Weinstein Company (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The King’s Speech) is involved, we take notice.
And while Harvey Weinstein is the name and face that most of us recognize, promoting his latest movies on the morning shows, it’s his brother Bob’s Dimension Films (the Scary Movie and Scream movie franchises), a subsidiary of The Weinstein Company, who’s making our news today.
According to The New York Times, in conjunction with The Weinstein Company‘s announcement of a major move into television, Bob Weinstein has stated his plans to develop TV series based on the Sin City comic books and Stephen King‘s The Mist. »
- Erin Willard
As Evan Rachel Wood has found to her dismay, cunnilingus as a form of oral sex still remains taboo in Hollywood – so how can it go mainstream?
• Evan Rachel Wood on Hollywood's cunnilingus censorship
Yesterday, actor Evan Rachel Wood launched a Twitter polemic against the ratings board in the Us, the MPAA, for necessitating the removal of a scene where her character in Charlie Countryman receives oral sex. The edit was presumably made so the film avoids the Nc-17 rating that would effectively bar it from many mainstream cinemas.
It's a microcosmic example of a much wider issue: cunnilingus is de facto arthouse. Even coming from the surprisingly stilted world of intra-male sex chat, it's clear that among my twentysomething peers this is a thoroughly mainstream, necessary part of modern sex – ignoring the fact that most men thoroughly enjoy it. And yet Hollywood, with its lumbering moral turning circle, hasn't come round to the idea. »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Jaime Pressly (I Love You Man, Not Another Teen Movie), and Ashley Rickards (Awkward, Gamer), in addition to returning cast members Essence Atkins (A Haunted House, Are We There Yet?), Affion Crockett (Soul Men, Never Back Down) and Dave Sheridan (Horrible Bosses, Scary Movie) also star.
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once »
- Michelle McCue
After the box office success of A Haunted House, it was no surprise to hear that A Haunted House 2 was moving forward. The sequel will be released early in 2014 and we have a look at the first teaser trailer:
“Following up on the success of horror comedy A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, from Marlon Wayans and director Mike Tiddes, will go into production via Im Global’s Octane division today, it was announced by Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford.
Joining Wayans in the film are Gabriel Iglesias (Planes, Magic Mike), Jaime Pressly (I Love You Man, Not Another Teen Movie), and Ashley Rickards (Awkward, Gamer), who join returning cast members Essence Atkins (A Haunted House, Are We There Yet?), Affion Crockett (Soul Men, Never Back Down) and Dave Sheridan (Horrible Bosses, Scary Movie). On board as writers and producers are Wayans and Rick Alvarez, with »
- Jonathan James
The Best Man Holiday, the R-rated sequel to 1999’s The Best Man, opened to $30.6 million this weekend, surprising box-office watchers who had predicted the $17 million film wouldn’t generate half of its ultimate take home. Yet to director Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote and produced the film along with its predecessor, the only surprise is how Hollywood hasn’t evolved its thinking toward films featuring black actors.
- Nicole Sperling
Here's a red-band trailer for the latest parody movie Best Night Ever. It comes from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer who also brought us the parody films Date Movie and The Starving Games. I haven't seen either of those films, as I'm not a big fan of these crappy films.
Claire is about to get married and she goes to Las Vegas with her sister and two friends for her bachelorette party. Things quickly spiral out of control in this unforgettable, shocking, and uproariously funny new film from the producer of the Paranormal Activity franchise and the co-creators of Scary Movie.
The movie comes out on VOD December 26th and hits theaters January 31st.
- Joey Paur
If you wondered who North America's answer to Uwe Boll was, it has to be the duo of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The twosome actually broke into the industry pretty respectably as the scribes behind the first "Scary Movie," but have since circled the drain as writer/directors of increasingly half-baked, low-budget efforts like "Meet The Spartans," "Disaster Movie," "Vampires Suck" and more recently, "The Starving Games." Yet, somehow they keep convincing people to give them money to make movies and/or know how to use tax rebates because they already have another turd on the way. The red band trailer for "Best Night Ever" has dropped and it's about as lazy and dumb as you might expect. A ripoff of "The Hangover," "Bridesmaids" and "Spring Breakers," this found footage thing follows four young women having a wild and wacky bachelorette party. Yawn. It's the kind of movie pretty »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Best Night Ever was written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer focuses on a woman who goes to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party and gets really drunk and has a wild old time and you know the rest really. With the Hangover franchise, Bridesmaids and the recent Last Vegas do you think there are too many pre-wedding, drunken adventure films out there? Let us know!
The post New Poster for Friedberg and Seltzer’s ‘Best Night Ever’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Ellen Daniels
ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at the poster for Best Night Ever , the new comedy from the producer of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise and the co-creators of Scary Movie . Available On Demand December 26th before hitting theaters on January 31st, the R-rated film was written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard and Crista Flanagan star. In Best Night Ever , Claire is about to get married and she goes to Las Vegas with her sister and two friends for her bachelorette party. Things quickly spiral out of control. Click the poster for a bigger version! »
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. Apparently The Starving Games opened last Friday, but this latest spoof movie from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Epic Movie; Vampires Suck) was released in such a limited amount of theaters that the distributor doesn't even seem interested in reporting box office figures. Reviews of the movie, all of them negative, also didn't start showing up until days later. But it's also available from iTunes and On Demand if you're into those guys' humor. I'm not judging. I haven't seen any of their work, except for Scary Movie, which they cowrote. Their brand of parody isn't everyone's cup of tea, of course. So what is? The difficulty...
- Christopher Campbell
Regina Hall returns with the rest of the cast of "The Best Man" in the long-in-the-works sequel, "The Best Man Holiday," which opens November 15. She's back as Candace, the former stripper who now helps run a respectable school, that is, until an unsavory video from her past surfaces on YouTube, much to her husband's (Harold Perrineau) horror. As they gather with old friends at Christmas, that one secret threatens to undermine their complicated relationships.
Hall sat down with Moviefone to talk about what it was like to revisit the character and how reuniting with the cast was "like a big slumber party." Her loyal bulldog, Zeus, sat in on the interview, despite her best efforts to put him in the next room.
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!
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- Sharon Knolle
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“The Best Man Holiday,” which is rated “R” and opens on Nov. 15, 2013, also stars Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa, Harold Perrineau, Eddie Cibrian, John Michael Higgins, Richie Lawrence and Millie Davis from writer and director Malcolm D. Lee. Note: You must be 17+ to attend this “R”-rated screening.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
For today's entry of Countdown to Halloween, let's take a quick detour from Springwood, Ohio and head over to Woodsboro, California. As discussed yesterday, along with Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Wes Craven's New Nightmare became the blueprint for a struggling writer to put together a script that would re-invent the slasher genre. It was cool, edgy, witty, self-aware and above all, terrifying.
Originally titled Scary Movie up until the end of the editing process, Scream came out at a time when the slasher movie was more than dead and buried. Over the last week or so, we've looked at the dark times of the early 90s and how the sub-genre just wasn't cutting it anymore (not pun intended) and audiences had grown weary of »
After Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare failed to live up to fan's expectations of a "final" movie, Robert Shaye once again went back to its series creator to make a movie that would celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. But rather than just rehash what he had already done and try to make sense of the franchise's convoluted continuity, Craven took the series in a completely different direction - and one that would become a major catalyst in re-shaping the slasher genre.
Released in 1994 and titled Wes Craven's New Nightmare, we move away from the realms of Elm Street and instead move into our own reality. The movie focuses on Heather Langenkamp, who is brought back to New Line »
Are you that person in your friend group who manages to stop scary movie night from happening? Do you always find yourself freaked out for days when you finally do decide to watch one? Do you dread the month of October every year because it means a seemingly endless amount of scary movie nights?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the list for you. Watching scary movies is not something that's fun for everyone, but Halloween brings out the horror buffs, much to the dismay of the easily frightened. If you find yourself outvoted by friends on movie night, and stuck watching something scary, we've got you covered! This list pulls out nine of the safest scary movies for scaredy cats (it's a badge of honor, really, just embrace it) should the need arise. We'll tell you why it's scary, why it isn't, and even »
- Justin Snyder
“Ghost Team One” aims to do for “Paranormal Activity” what “Scary Movie” did for “Scream” — parody a successful horror franchise with a raunchy mix of scatological and sexual humor — but an aggressively obnoxious tone undermines a decent concept and appealing cast. Insufferable result fails as subversive satire or simply a silly good time, limiting the appeal of helmers Scott Rutherford and Ben Peyser’s feature debut to the frathouse circuit and like-minded havens for lowbrow humor. Simultaneous VOD and modest theatrical release from Paramount (home of “Paranormal,” natch) reps the savviest way to capitalize on minimal commercial potential.
As presented in de rigueur found-footage fashion, slacker buddies Sergio (Carlos Santos) and Brad (J.R. Villarreal) throw a wild house party leading to an unexpected discovery: Their home is haunted. And rather than any old run-of-the-mill spirit, it’s the ghost of an Asian prostitute they’re living with. Would-be hilarity ensues, »
- Geoff Berkshire
These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone Stream picks range from drugged narcotic officers and horror movie spoofs, to Algerian revolutions and Tokyo excursions. Check out our suggestions below and happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Scary Movie' (2000)
The "Scary Movie" series quickly turned from crude and clever to inane and desperate with each additional film. However the first film is still the funniest with the most clever movie spoofs and parodied the horror genre better than any other satire movie. From Anna Farris' goof on "The Matrix" to the many ridiculous jokes on "Scream," "Scary Movie" is that perfect non-scary movie to »
- Erin Whitney
Cleveland's hottest cougar has found her latest prey! Chris Elliott is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of Hot in Cleveland, E! News has exclusively learned, and the Saturday Night Live vet has landed one juicy role: He's Betty White's new boyfriend! Seriously! When the fifth season of the hit comedy returns in the spring, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy (Jane Leeves) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) are shocked when Elka takes an unexpectwed lover, the laid-back Luke, played by Elliott, in episode four. You know what we say? Do your thang, Elka! Also known for his work in films such as There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day and the Scary Movie franchise, Elliott recurs on How I »
Hunger Games spoof The Starving Games has released its latest trailer.
The trailer features references to several other movie franchises, including Avatar, Lord of the Rings, and The Avengers.
The Starving Games will be released in select cinemas, as well as through VOD and digital download platforms November 8.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be in cinemas November 21. Watch the trailer below: »
If you watched The Hunger Games and thought to yourself, “Man, this movie would be so much better if it were more like Scary Movie,” then have we got a trailer for you. The Starving Games is exactly what it sounds like — a Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer parody in the vein of Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, and [...] »
- Angie Han
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