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Dan Aykroyd Joins Political Comedy ‘Dog Fight’

23 December 2011 12:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Here's something that will keep Dan Aykroyd from beating his giant Ghostbusters 3 drum for a minute: the comic actor and enthusiastic vodka pitchman has a small role in the political comedy Dog Fight, alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The film, shooting now under the direction of Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents) is a political satire that features Ferrell and Galifianakis as rival South Carolina politicians with an eye on the White House. The movie is going to be timed pretty well, hitting as it will just as the 2012 Presidential campaign is in its final stages. That'll be in the zone where politics is on everyone's mind, but the wild early stages of the Republican primaries will be long done. The question will be: can Dog Fight hope to be as unexpectedly weird and comic as the runup to those primaries has been? It seems like Aykroyd »

- Russ Fischer

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International Trailer For Detachment With Adrien Brody Is Just As Beautiful As The Poster

23 December 2011 6:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We got our first look at Adrien Brody’s next film, Detachment, when an international poster surfaced back in November, which instantly conjured up a sort of restrained beauty with a simple photograph of Brody deep in thought before a chalkboard.

A new French trailer for the film has been released online, via The Playlist, and it lives up to the beauty of the poster and a lot more too. Tony Kaye, director of American History X, is behind the camera for this, directing from Carl Lund’s debut script.

Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Henry’s method of imparting vital knowledge onto his temporary students is interrupted by the arrival of three women in his life.”

Along with Brody, the film has a terrific »

- Kenji Lloyd

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HBO’s Game Change Trailer Starring Ed Harris and Julianne Moore

22 December 2011 6:54 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Do you want to see Ed Harris play John McCain and Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin? Of course you do! Check out the very first trailer for Game Change, the latest political HBO film directed by Jay Roach. Roach is best known for his work on the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents movies but he also directed the acclaimed HBO film Recount about the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the controversial recounts in Florida. Game Change is based on the book of the same name written by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin and it explores the 2008 presidential election from the point of view of the Republican Party. Woody Harrelson, Ron Livingston, and Sarah Paulson also co-star. Game Change will air on HBO in March 2012; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Julianne Moore is Sarah Palin in Game Change Trailer

21 December 2011 3:30 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

HBO has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Game Change" film, starring Ed Harris as presidential candidate John McCain and Julianne Moore as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Check it out below. The movie focuses on the 2008 presidential election and follows John McCain's campaign from his selection of Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. The goal is to chronicle Palin's burst into the national scene as a surprise vice presidential candidate. Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) directed "Game Change" from a script by Danny Strong, who penned Roach's "Recount," which examined the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election with a focus on the Florida recount. The new movie is set to be released in March of 2012. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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'NCIS': Brian Dietzen and Larry Miller tease 'Meet the Parents'-esque Christmas episode

13 December 2011 11:57 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Jimmy Palmer has troubled headed his way. And his name is Larry Miller.

As EW first told you, the comedian will guest in tonight’s episode as Palmer’s (Brian Dietzen) father-in-law-to-be, and when we caught up with the pair to chat about the episode in a joint interview, the pair previewed an episode that’s Meet the Parents… with more murder.

Entertainment Weekly: So what can you tell me about the episode?

Brian Dietzen: Jimmy Palmer, as everybody knows, is now engaged, and he’s going to be having a wedding by the end of the year, and in this episode, »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Escapism, invasion, sequels and resentment: the cinema trends of 2011

13 December 2011 7:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

What do this year’s most successful Hollywood films say about our changing tastes, and how do they compare to previous years? Ryan finds out…

At first glance, a look at this year’s ten highest grossing movies reveals nothing more than the usual diet of sequels and effects-filled blockbusters. The final Harry Potter movie made more than $1.3bn. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides made more than $1bn, in spite of middling reviews. The rest of the year’s hits were largely dominated by computer-animated movies for the family crowd: Kung Fu Panda 2, The Smurfs, Cars 2 and Rio all made the top ten.

Look a little more closely, though, and you’ll see that this year’s hit films reveal numerous common themes, and tell us a great deal about movie-going appetites and contemporary fears…

Alien invasion

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Nicholas Sparks And Zac Efron Talk About The Lucky One In Terrific First Look Featurette

1 December 2011 1:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Nicholas Sparks’ novels have had without a doubt had tremendous success both in terms of book sales and the box office takings of their film adaptations. His latest novel to be turned into a film is The Lucky One, published back in 2008, and it certainly looks like it is set to continue what is a brilliant trend for the novelist, whose film adaptations to date include Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, and of course, the incredibly popular The Notebook, which gave a huge boost to the careers of its leading stars, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

Yahoo Movies have now got a brilliant first look at the film with a poster and a great featurette in which Sparks talks about the story of the film along with some its leading cast, which includes Zac Efron (17 Again), relative newcomer Taylor Schilling (Ben Affleck’s upcoming Argo), Blythe Danner »

- Kenji Lloyd

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John Lithgow Joins Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis For Dog Fight

25 November 2011 11:35 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The brilliant John Lithgow, twice Oscar nominee and beloved star of the excellent comedy series 3rd Rock From The Sun (which also starred a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt), was last seen taking a more dramatic turn this summer’s blockbuster, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Variety are reporting that he’ll next be returning to the world of comedy to star alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in Dog Fight, which will see,

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election.”

The film is to be directed by Jay Roach, whose credits include Austin Powers and Meet the Parents, with a script coming from Chris Henchy, who wrote the Ferrell comedies The Other Guys and Land of the Lost, and Shawn Harwell, who makes his feature debut after writing on Eastbound & Down.

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- Kenji Lloyd

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John Lithgow cast in Dog Fight

24 November 2011 10:08 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The great John Lithgow lands a brand new role, in Will Ferrell's latest film, Dog Fight...

John Lithgow is a damn fine actor and one whose praises were sung on this very site in an article yesterday. Which makes it pleasing that we get to report news of his casting in an upcoming film. The film in question is Dog Fight (formerly Southern Rivals), which is a political comedy starring Will Ferrell.

Lithgow will join the supporting cast that includes the likes of Zach Galifianakis and Brian Cox, and the film is to be directed by Jay Roach. Whilst Jay Roach is primarily known for broad comedies such as Austin Powers, Meet the Parents and Dinner for Schmucks, he was also the director of political TV movie Recount and the upcoming Game Change.

In Dog Fight, Ferrell and Galifianakis will play two inept politicians battling for a seat in the North Carolina district election. »

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John Lithgow Joins The Cast Of Dog Fight

24 November 2011 9:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hollywood veteran John Lithgow has joined the cast of the comedy Dog Fight from Meet The Parents and Austin Powers director Jay Roach. The film is based over at Warner Brothers, and stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election.

Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Baker and Katherine Lanasa also star in the film, based on a screenplay by Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell. Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing the film, reuniting after successes with the likes of Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy and Talladega  Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby.

Lithgow starred in this year’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and is currently out and about plugging his recently released autobiography.

Source: Variety »

- Paul Heath

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Comedy, respect, and casting against type

24 November 2011 8:39 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Comedy deserves more respect. And that means, if you're going to cast against type, you need to do it properly...

Sitting through the drudge that was Little Fockers last year, I found myself growing more and more miserable at just how far Robert De Niro had fallen. Here was one of the finest actors of his generation, spewing out lines that Martin Lawrence might seriously consider asking for a rewrite on. And the joke of him playing against type, three films on, had long since worn off.

This whole idea of deploying an actor playing against type isn’t without merit, but it still needs good quality writing to pull it off. And then, an actor who can at least wrap their heads around the idea of what they’re doing. Look at Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!, with the trick being that he played it straight, without pretending to be anything he’s not. »

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Beautiful New International Poster For Detachment With Adrien Brody

19 November 2011 10:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Adrien Brody has certainly had a pretty diverse career in his time, choosing roles in films as varied as Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Wes Anderson’s fantastic The Darjeeling Limited, and of course, most notably, Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, for which he won his Best Actor Academy Award, in a year that saw him up against Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Caine, Nicolas Cage, and Jack Nicholson.

He’ll next be taking the lead in Detachment, alongside a terrific supporting cast, and KinoGallery (via Imp Awards) have got a lovely new French poster for the film, which has been getting a great reception at the film festivals it’s been screened at so far.

Courtesy of Wikipedia,

Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Henry’s method »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Tom McCarthy Photo: Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter (Up)

15 November 2011 11:16 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom McCarthy Oscar-nominated screenwriter (and actor) Tom McCarthy on the red carpet at the 2011 Governors Awards ceremony, which took place in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 12. The evening's honorees were James Earl Jones, who had to accept his Honorary Oscar from London, makeup artist Dick Smith (The Exorcist, The Godfather), and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Oprah Winfrey. Thomas McCarthy has four screenplay/story credits: Up, The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win. He directed the last three. As an actor, his movie credits include Meet the Parents, Syriana, Michael Clayton, Baby Mama, The Lovely Bones, and Little Fockers. Tom McCarthy photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S. »

- D. Zhea

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Todd McCarthy for first-look deal with OddLot Entertainment

14 November 2011 11:34 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

OddLot sets up two-year first-look deal with Win Win director Todd McCarthy The deal will apparently cover film as well as TV and all media outside of McCarthy's acting work, reports Variety. OddLot Entertainment is to provide overhead and development fund for McCarthy and they are looking at his next directorial project as the first one under the new agreement. McCarthy's helmed and directed The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins, as well as The Station Agent. He also developed the story for Disney/Pixar's animated family adventure Up. McCarthy's acting credits include roles in Meet the Parents, Syriana »

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Todd McCarthy for first-look deal with OddLot Entertainment

14 November 2011 11:34 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

OddLot sets up two-year first-look deal with Win Win director Todd McCarthy The deal will apparently cover film as well as TV and all media outside of McCarthy's acting work, reports Variety. OddLot Entertainment is to provide overhead and development fund for McCarthy and they are looking at his next directorial project as the first one under the new agreement. McCarthy's helmed and directed The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins, as well as The Station Agent. He also developed the story for Disney/Pixar's animated family adventure Up. McCarthy's acting credits include roles in Meet the Parents, Syriana »

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Todd McCarthy for first-look deal with OddLot Entertainment

14 November 2011 11:34 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

OddLot sets up two-year first-look deal with Win Win director Todd McCarthy The deal will apparently cover film as well as TV and all media outside of McCarthy's acting work, reports Variety. OddLot Entertainment is to provide overhead and development fund for McCarthy and they are looking at his next directorial project as the first one under the new agreement. McCarthy's helmed and directed The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins, as well as The Station Agent. He also developed the story for Disney/Pixar's animated family adventure Up. McCarthy's acting credits include roles in Meet the Parents, Syriana »

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Josh Lawson joins Will Ferrell comedy 'Dog Fight'

13 November 2011 3:39 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Actor Josh Lawson has joined the cast of political comedy Dog Fight, as reported by. Deadline. The Warner Bros film, which will be produced by comedian Will Ferrell and directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks), centres around competing presidential candidates (Ferrell and The Hangover star Zach Galiflianakis). Lawson will play the brother of Galifianakis. According to Deadline, the script called for two brothers, but the roles were combined following Lawson's table read. Lawson, who is popular in Australia for his appearances on Thank God You're Here, was recently named Best Hollywood Newcomer at the Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival for his role in The Wedding Party - a local film which has been popular on the festival circuit but »

- Amanda Diaz

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We Have Your Husband, starring Esai Morales, premieres tonight (8 pm, Lifetime)

12 November 2011 3:39 PM, PST | CapricaTV | See recent CapricaTV news »

Just a reminder that Esai Morales gets kidnapped in the Lifetime film We Have Your Husband tonight at 8 pm.

If you're in the right region, you can see the trailer on Lifetime's site.

Esai was on Ktla News the other day to talk about the film and some of the issues it raises. You can watch the interview here. It includes a couple of clips from the film.

Here is the synopsis:

The chilling true story of one woman’s fight to get her husband released from the hands of kidnappers in Mexico is brought to life in the Lifetime Original Movie, “We Have Your Husband.”

American-born Jayne Valseca (Teri Polo, Meet the Parents, Man Up), her husband Eduardo (Esai Morales, NYPD Blue), the son of a legendary Mexican newspaper publisher, and their two children live an idyllic life on their 1,000 acre ranch outside of a peaceful Mexico town. But »

- fanshawe

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Miley Cyrus Is Adam Sandler’s Daughter — In Hotel Transylvania

7 November 2011 11:03 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Creepy Casting continues as we follow the developments on Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming film Hotel Transylvania. The film’s star line-up of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and Cee Lo Green will now be joined by Disney pop-star sensation Miley Cyrus.

Mavis - Count Dracula's Daughter in Hotel Transylvania

Miley will be voicing Mavis, Dracula’s kid daughter whom is coddled by the Count. Sandler plays Dracula, whom dissuades Mavis’ adventurous spirit by fabricating tales of great dangers in the rest of the world. To keep her safe he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where Mavis and the world’s most famous monsters– including Frakenstein’s monster, the Bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and a family of Werewolves– live in peace

Things are all well and ghoulish at the Hotel Transylvania until one ordinary fellow comes for a stay and takes a liking to  Mavis. Can »

- elvis

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Tower Heist: Eddie Murphy Latest Box-Office Disappointment

6 November 2011 6:00 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek), Puss in Boots Partly as a result of last weekend's snowstorm along the northeastern coast of the United States, DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots had a soft opening, $34 million. Since there was no cataclysmic snowstorms (and no Halloween festivities) this Nov. 4-6 weekend, the Shrek spin-off recouped some of that previously distracted audience, thus earning an estimated $33.05 million. The animated feature was down a mere 3% from a week ago according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Directed by Shrek the Third's Chris Miller, Puss in Boots features the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris. The film, which cost an estimated $130 million, has also collected $39 million overseas. At a disappointing no. 2, Brett Ratner's Tower Heist pulled in an estimated $25.1 million, which is at the very lower end of (official) studio expectations, »

- Zac Gille

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