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Upcoming Amazon Series Boasts Impressive Voice Cast Led By Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum

The amount of original programming on Svod services has exploded over the past few years, thus making it harder to stay up to date on all the shows coming to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The latter platform’s latest pickup, however, is worth paying special attention to. It’s called Comrade Detective, and it’s a dubbed live-action comedy that boasts an impressive voice cast led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum.

Comrade Detective comes from A24, the acclaimed studio known for its work on indie hits like Moonlight and Room. Here, the setting is 1980s Romania, where a pair of detectives work to find out the truth behind the death of a fellow law enforcement agent. The leads are portrayed by Romanian actors, with Gordon-Levitt and Tatum stepping in to dub their lines into English. Think Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, but with an all-star voice cast and more Cold War jokes.
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Get Ready For the New Movies Coming to HBO in March

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What's better than watching Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters? Watching it at home with all your buddies! The musical comedy is just one of the many movies coming to HBO Now and HBO Go this March. Vacation, Spy, and Ouija are all going to be available in the upcoming month, along with a bunch of other notable films like Friday Night Lights and The Birdcage. Unfortunately, some of the old titles have to be cleared out to make room for the new ones, so several films are also leaving for good. Check out the list below! Theatrical premieres: March 1: Ouija March 1: The Gallows March 1: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl March 5: Spy March 12: Max March 19: Pitch Perfect 2 March 26: Vacation Original programming highlights: March 12: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill March 14: Ebola: The Doctors' Story March 14: Orphans of
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Steve Oedekerk is working on a Kung Pow: Enter the Fist sequel

It looks like Kung Pow 2: Tongue of Fury could become a reality, with comedian Steve Oedekerk revealing that he’s starting developing a sequel to 2002’s cult martial arts spoof Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.

Oedekerk announced the news last week at the Dragonfest Convention in Burbank, California, although he also stressed that as yet he is unsure as to what the plot will entail.

The original film saw Oedekerk digitally inserting himself over footage of Jimmy Wang Yu in 1977’s Tiger and Crane Fist, with redubbed voices and additional scenes. It was hammered by critics and failed to make much of an impact at the box office, but has since developed a cult following.
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So, 'Kung Pow: Enter the Fist' is Getting a Sequel...

So, 'Kung Pow: Enter the Fist' is Getting a Sequel...
Steve Oedekerk's 2002 dubbed comedy Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is one of those comedies I'll always have to regret liking when I was around nine-or-ten years old. It's a sophomoric, slappy-happy rip-off of Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily written with all the sophistication and charm of two middle-school boys riffing on a copy of an old 1970s martial arts feature. It probably had to do with my love of kung fu -- something I still adore today -- and being of the right age. This is all to say, it's one of those black marks in my film-loving life from which I constantly atone for. It didn't make a dent in the box office, but I suppose it had a modern following on home video who clamored up its irreverence in a pre-YouTube era as I did then. Does that warrant the need to have a sequel
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The Protector 2 Review

Tony Jaa is one of this generation’s most underrated cinematic martial artists, ruling foreign cinema with furious Muay Thai fury – but you wouldn’t know that from The Protector 2. In fact, for anyone who doesn’t know Tony Jaa’s body of work, avoid The Protector 2 at all costs. Go watch Ong-bak or The Protector, two phenomenal displays of fluid fighting that show Jaa’s real talent – not this horrid clusterf#ck of laughable green screens, cartoonish villains, Star Wars sound effects, and dizzying cinematography. Usually movies with constant badassery contain moments of exhilarating fighting, but the longer Prachya Pinkaew’s train-wreck of a sequel lasted, the more I debated if being pummeled by Tony Jaa in person would have been more enjoyable. At least my eyes would have been swollen shut?

Already having rescued a special elephant he’s meant to protect, Kham (Tony Jaa) finds
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‘A Scanner Darkly’ Team Reunites to Make ‘Mr. Limpet’ Remake Potentially Amazing

Listen, I know we’ve all been waiting with bated breath for that The Incredible Mr. Limpet remake to finally get out the door and into theaters. Details have been scarce ever since the project was first announced in the late 90s- first, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist mastermind Steve Oedekerk was ready to direct, with Jim Carrey as the astounding man-fish. Oedekerk stepped down, but the troops were rallied and Brad Bird was offered the gig. Then, Bird caught a glimpse of Mr. Limpet’s new look: a CGI fish with Carrey’s human face transplanted on via mo-cap. He described it thusly: “If you saw this in the water, you would get out of the water and run screaming and tell everyone the world was ending.” Plans for the film fell apart shortly afterward. Then, they fell back together when Enchanted director Kevin Lima boarded the project. Zach Galifianakis was in talks to play a
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7 Creative Ways Movies Have Recycled Old Film Footage

No, we’re not just talking about old movies seen within newer movies here; this is extreme stock footage – using the old to create a new narrative, something for fun, or even for the sake of story. And in the interest of avoiding every film that ever used stock footage – this is the select few that did so in much more creative ways than simply sticking it the background or in a cutaway like some Ed Wood film. This is stock footage with a twist. 7. Superman Returns Resurrects Marlon Brando It takes serious balls to resurrect a dead actor for your movie, and Bryan Singer’s balls are so serious they once played Hamlet at the Old Vic. For the scenes where the crystals are accessed at Superman’s Fortress Of Solitude, they needed Jor-El to show up with brand new dialogue while still looking like the same (now dead) actor in the original Donner films. It
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Marc Alan Fishman: Press Start – Or Just Turn It Off!

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So Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this week and the video game fanboys dropped trou and prayed to Lord Gates. With it, the next generation of consoles are all spec’ed out, and being built by poor children of other countries. Err, I mean by robots. Yes. Souless, never-hungry robots. Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, or just the fact that I’m getting older and crankier by the day (something I may attribute to being in proximity of several fine folks on this very site), but I’m finding it harder and harder to care.

My generation was gleefully known as the ‘Nintendo Generation. When the original Nes debuted, I was at the perfect age. With careful prodding, pleading, and sad-face-making, my parents dropped the $100 (a veritable fortune at the time for a lowly birthday / Chanukah gift) for the system. Elation, kiddos. Elation. Flash forward sometime later,
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Jim Carrey To Star in ‘Ricky Stanicky’ For Summit

Jim Carrey To Star in ‘Ricky Stanicky’ For Summit
Jim Carrey will star in Summit Entertainment’s comedy “Ricky Stanicky” with Steve Oedekerk directing and writing.

Michael De Luca is producing with Smart Entertainment’s John Jacobs.

Story, penned by Jeff Bushell, centers on three male friends who have used an invented friend, Ricky Stanicky, for the past two decades as an excuse to explain their way out of sticky situations. When their spouses demand to meet Stanicky, they hire an actor to portray him.

Carrey is currently in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and will be seen next in “Kick Ass 2.”

Oedekerk wrote and directed “Barnyard” and “Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.” Scripting credits include “Bruce Almighty,” “Evan Almighty,” “Patch Adams” and “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.”
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Jim Carrey will take the lead in Steve Oedekerk's Ricky Stanicky

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One of my favorite pairings has to be Jim Carrey and Steven Oedekerk. Together they gave us Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, and episodes of In Living Color. Oedekerk is responsible for one of my favorite stupid movies: Kung Pow: Enter The Fist. I cannot begin to explain my love for that. Carrey and Oedekerk are getting together again on Ricky Stanicky. The story was first penned by Jeff Bushell, but Oedekerk will now serve as writer and director on the project. The film will center on,...
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Top 5 Star Trek Fan Films on YouTube

A lot of speculating is going on about Star Trek and the direction J.J. Abrams’ reboot will take in the upcoming sequel. Will Benedict Cumberbatch be Khan? Should he be? What will become of Spock and Uhura?

All across the Internet, debate rages on these and the other finer points of Hollywood’s next big budget foray into Gene Roddenberry’s house. At its core, though, Star Trek has always been less about effects and action and more about people. It is so special to the fans that they seek out behind the scenes trivia, satirize it and create original stories to keep it going. In the absence of new information about Star Trek 2 why not take a look at some of the best the fans have to offer?

Here are 5 videos available on YouTube thanks to fans of the (arguably) most enuring story of human adventure . . . .

5. Star Trek
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Cowboys & Aliens Almost Became a Steve Oedekerk Comedy In 1997

We.re about a month away from Jon Favreau.s Cowboys & Aliens, which pairs James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) against hostile invaders from another planet. But what would Cowboys have looked like if the version that was in development in 1997 had seen the light of day? Safe to say it would be very different from Favreau.s finished product, primarily because Steve Oedekerk, helmer of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Kung Pow: Enter the Fist was on board to direct. To quote Ace, .Alllllllrighty then!. Oedekerk, who receives a story credit on Favreau.s upcoming film, was going to do a version that suggested the aliens had lived among the native Americans for a while, and trouble occurs when cowboys get their hands on extraterrestrial technology. The site io9.com, which is developing this story, has pieces of concept art from Rolf Mohr like this:
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Comic Book Movies Ride Hollywood's Latest 3-D Wave

We list some of the superheroes who will be jumping out of the big screen in the near future.

By Rick Marshall

Photo: Photodisc

Even as "Avatar" director James Cameron counts an adaptation of the manga series "Battle Angel Alita" as one of his upcoming projects, the celebrated 3-D filmmaker is just one of many directors looking to bring comic books from the page to three-dimensional life on the big screen. And rightly so — with 3-D well on its way to becoming the rule rather than the exception when it comes to upcoming films, why should science-fiction and fantasy have all the fun?

As part of our ongoing 3-D Week here at MTV News, here's a preview of some of the upcoming comics-inspired films planned for 3-D release in theaters. From a space-traveling cosmic policeman and his ring to a globe-trotting reporter and his dog, comic book characters will play
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Taylor Lautner To Play Stretch Armstrong (In 3D)

It was back in the summer of last year that we told you that Universal was planning a Stretch Armstrong movie, just one of many toy-based adaptations that are in the works. President and CEO of Hasbro, Brian Goldner, recently talked about the movie’s “plot” without giving away too much (read: anything at all) – “Stretching as a superpower brings a lot of humor to the idea so imagine a big humorous super-powered, super-human kind of movie.”

One of the big questions when it comes to a movie like this is who is going to play the main character? With Stretch Armstrong, you’d think it would be some huge, intimidating guy with golden hair and chiseled features (i.e. just like the toy). Well, you’d be wrong, as news has just recently hit that New Moon star Taylor Lautner is going to be stretching it up on the big-screen…
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