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TV News Roundup: Bella Thorne Producing Lifetime Movie, Michael Phelps To Co-Host ‘America’s Got Talent’

10 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As if record-breaking gold medals aren’t enough, Michael Phelps has added the title of reality show co-host to his list of accomplishments. Also in today’s TV news roundup, Bella Thorne is signed on to executive produce a Lifetime movie, starring Cierra Ramirez and Gregg Sulkin.

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Lifetime has greenlit TV movie “Drink, Slay, Love,” which is based on the Ya vampire novel of the same name. Bella Thorne is attached as an executive producer and Vanessa Parise will direct the project that hails from Sepia Films and Just Singer Entertainment. Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters”), Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It”) and Zach Peladeau (“i-Zombie”) will star. The TV movie is set to debut in 2017.

We tv has ordered a new unscripted series, “Hustle & Soul,” which will follow the owner and head chef of Brooklyn’s Pink Tea Cup on his quest to receive the prestigious Michelin Star. The network has ordered six, hourlong »

- Arya Roshanian

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‘War Dogs’ review: “An enjoyable, if somewhat unbelievable action/ comedy”

23 August 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

War Dogs review: Miles Teller and Jonah Hill lead this enjoyable and extremely funny true story…

Our War Dogs review by Paul Heath, August 2016.

War Dogs is the latest film from Todd Phillips, the director of The Hangover trilogy, a series of films that thankfully came to an end back in 2013 after making a total of $1.4 billion worldwide. The last movie in that series is enough to make most cinema-goers to head for the proverbial hills when the mention of a new Phillips movie hits, but there’s one thing that you can’t deny this filmmaker for – his ability to execute a comedy. Here, Phillips turns to the likes of Scorsese or De Palma for inspiration and brings a very true story to screens, albeit mixed with his customary wit and laughs aplenty.

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller lead the cast of War Dogs, the latter playing male masseuse »

- Paul Heath

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War Dogs Review

23 August 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Following on in the footsteps of David Gordon Green and Adam McKay, the man behind comedic endeavours such as The Hangover, Old School and Road Trip, Todd Phillips, is trying his hand in a war drama, with the politically inclined War Dogs – of two childhood friends who eventually become major arm dealers, based entirely […]

The post War Dogs Review appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Movie Review: War Dogs

22 August 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Big Short was one of the strangest success stories of 2015. It was directed by Adam McKay, the guy who gave us Anchorman and Step Brothers and had not shown he was able to direct Academy Award winning movies, but his film about the recession in the mid-2000s became one of the most acclaimed movies of the year. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and McKay was even nominated for Best Director, which is just strange to think about. It was certainly worthy of all of those accolades, but in hindsight it looks like a miracle that it worked so well. Todd Phillips is trying to do the same thing with his new film, War Dogs. He is known for his outrageous R-rated comedies (The Hangover, Old School, Due Date), but he is taking a stab at the dramedy genre with this based-on-a-true story flick. Much like The Big Short, »

- Scott Davis

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Exclusive: Comic director Todd Phillips on tackling his first drama with War Dogs

22 August 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Hangover, Old School, Road Trip… These are just a selection of films that have illuminated the CV of renowned comic director Todd Phillips. But he’s now, much like contemporaries Adam McKay and David Gordon Green, turned his head to the drama – with War Dogs. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Phillips […]

The post Exclusive: Comic director Todd Phillips on tackling his first drama with War Dogs appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Why Todd Phillips Wants to Keep Making Movies About Male Mayhem

19 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Todd Phillips is vaping. At least, he was vaping when IndieWire sat down with the “War Dogs” helmer a few weeks back to talk about his latest feature, a fact-based film that leans far more towards the dramatic than the “Hangover”-esque antics most people expect from the guy who directed the actual “Hangover” trilogy. That Phillips vapes isn’t exactly shocking — again, there’s certainly an expectation of behavior when it comes to the filmmaker behind “Road Trip” and “Old School” — but his open nature and keen honesty about his own work is pleasantly refreshing.

Phillips doesn’t like to chat too much about future projects and things that might happen (and don’t even bother to mention the litany of projects that populate his IMDb profile’s “in development” section, he says most of them are not real) and he’s not especially interested in the narrative that »

- Kate Erbland

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‘War Dogs’ Almost Starred Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg

19 August 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Todd Phillips‘ War Dogs might become one of the summer’s few pleasant surprises. Critics are somewhat mixed on the film, but the reviews are far more positive than what we read for The Hangover sequels, and they’re about on par with the reviews for Phillips’ Old School, Starsky & Hutch, and Road Trip, his more well-liked movies. Jonah Hill is receiving praise for his […]

The post ‘War Dogs’ Almost Starred Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Film Review: ‘War Dogs’ Fires Blanks in a Sorry Attempt at Satire

19 August 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “War Dogs” is an insufferable, self important, and heavy handed attempt at satire that can’t stop congratulating itself for all the big truths it’s blowing up, bro. “Old School” and “Hangover” director Todd Phillips fancies himself an auteur, but here it seems like he’s imitating David O Russell imitating Martin Scorsese.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

He’s picked a subject ripe for satire. Inspired by the true story, David (Miles Teller) and Efraim (Jonah Hill) play a couple of old high school friends in Miami who reconnect at a friend’s funeral during the early oughts in the middle of the Afghan and Iraq wars. David is struggling just to get by as a massage therapist with a wife and a baby on the way, while Efraim has found a way to make easy cash by exploiting the bureaucracy of the military.

Efraim bids on small military contracts for »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Preview Reel: Will Dogs Bury Kubo and Ben-Hur?

17 August 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Welcome to another “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide release movies. This week sees the release of three vastly different movies, with the true story war comedy War Dogs, the animated Kubo and the Two Strings, and the remake of the classic film Ben-Hur. None of them are expected to set the box office ablaze, but let’s see if any of them are worthy of your time.

  War Dogs

What we are excited about:

The main thing we are excited about is the two leads, Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Jonah Hill is known for his over-the-top comedy (21 Jump Street, Superbad, This is the End) but he also can pull off some dramatic acting as well (as seen in his Oscar-nominated performance in Moneyball). It looks like War Dogs is asking him to do both, and with the up-and-coming Miles Teller by his side, »

- Scott Davis

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Miles Teller’s Hustle: How The ‘War Dogs’ Star Is Building One of Hollywood’s Most Versatile Careers

17 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Miles Teller is blonde now. The “Whiplash” and “War Dogs” star is currently sporting a mop of electric yellow hair, courtesy of Joseph Kosinski’s currently filming “Granite Mountain,” which casts Teller as a firefighter tasked with battling a wicked Arizona wildfire back in 2013. For Teller, it’s the next big step in a seemingly ever-evolving feature film career that, less than a six years in, already contains starring roles in festival favorites, Oscar contenders, superhero franchises and bawdy comedies.

In Teller’s newest feature, the Todd Phillips-directed “War Dogs,” the actor again changes direction, thanks to an action comedy that casts the actor alongside Jonah Hill as a pair of unlikely arms dealers who get in over their heads when they attempt to close a big deal with the U.S. government. But although the film has all the hallmarks of a Phillips film – namely, it’s about »

- Kate Erbland

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War Dogs Review: A Fascinating, Unique Twist on War Movies

16 August 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You wouldn't necessarily expect that the guy who directed Old School and The Hangover would wind up making a really great war movie at some point in his career, but that is exactly what Todd Phillips just did. Kind of. War Dogs is a movie about the side of war that is rarely talked about, perhaps only in faint glimpses, and Phillips, with the help of a perfect duo in Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, has given us a great look at that side of things. But he didn't lose his comedic sensibility along the way.

War Dogs tells the based on a true story of two twenty something year-old friends, David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill) who were best friends in school, but haven't seen one another in years. When they meet up at a funeral, David, who is fed up with his life as a massage therapist, »

- MovieWeb

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Film Review: ‘War Dogs’

16 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

War Dogs,” starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill as bushy-tailed geek scoundrels who become Internet arms salesmen, is that rare thing: a based-in-reality movie that gives you a buzz. The film just about tingles with the antic pleasure of seeing people get away with things they shouldn’t. It’s obvious that the director, Todd Phillips, was hugely influenced by the money-rush fever and propulsive shot language of Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and by the orchestrated delirium of David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” — giddy, spinning life-as-a-con-job psychodramas that show you how fraud really works, and that celebrate it, too. (They also condemn it, but only after giving the audience a rough and rowdy good time.)

Phillips borrows the bravura of Scorsese and Russell (who borrowed plenty of Scorsese’s to begin with), but he also makes it his own, merging it with his more casually mirthful, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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How 'The Hangover' Director Took on the Military Industrial Complex

11 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"My whole life, even now, I'm attracted to mayhem," Todd Phillips is saying, feet resting on a spotless coffee table inside his spotless office on the Warner Bros. film-studio lot in Burbank, him having turned this lifelong attraction into so much money you can't believe it.

Take the three Hangover movies, from 2009 to 2013, all of which Phillips directed and two of which he co-wrote. Altogether, they've raked in $1.4 billion, with lunacy galore, chain-smoking monkeys, unexpected face tattoos, roofie-puffed marshmallows and so forth, ad nauseam. Crazy stuff, none of which would »

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Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips Turning Isis Book ‘Black Flags’ Into HBO Miniseries

5 August 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Frequent collaborators Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips will executive produce a TV series about Isis for HBO, Deadline reports. The miniseries will be based on Joby Warrick’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis.” Tim Van Patten (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is attached to direct and executive produce. Author Gregg Hurwitz is in the process adapting the book, and will also serve as an executive producer.

The series could be the first TV project for the pair’s production company Joint Effort, which they established together in 2014. The company’s first movie since Cooper and Phillips merged their Warner Bros.-based shingles is “War Dogs,” which hits theaters August 19.

Read More: Jonah Hill On ‘War Dogs’ and the Acting Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Him

The series based on “Black Flags” will cover the origin story of Isis, which began in a prison in Jordan before »

- Graham Winfrey

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Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips Turning Isis Book ‘Black Flags’ Into HBO Miniseries

5 August 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frequent collaborators Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips will executive produce a TV series about Isis for HBO, Deadline reports. The miniseries will be based on Joby Warrick’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis.” Tim Van Patten (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is attached to direct and executive produce. Author Gregg Hurwitz is in the process adapting the book, and will also serve as an executive producer.

The series could be the first TV project for the pair’s production company Joint Effort, which they established together in 2014. The company’s first movie since Cooper and Phillips merged their Warner Bros.-based shingles is “War Dogs,” which hits theaters August 19.

Read More: Jonah Hill On ‘War Dogs’ and the Acting Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Him

The series based on “Black Flags” will cover the origin story of Isis, which began in a prison in Jordan before »

- Graham Winfrey

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Top 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthday

16 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Top 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthdayTop 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthdayAmanda Wood7/16/2016 10:00:00 Am

There is no shortage of funny actors in Hollywood, with people making the leap from places like Saturday Night Live and Second City to the big screen on an almost daily basis.

However, there is nobody quite like Will Ferrell in the business. Going from the funniest guy on SNL to the funniest guy on the big screen isn’t always an easy transition, but Ferrell has proven that his skills are suitable for more than just sketch comedy. Don’t get us wrong, we loved him on SNL, but we’re thankful we get to experience longer-form Ferrell as well.

Today, Will Ferrell turns 49 years old. We’re not sure how he’ll be celebrating, but we hope it involves a huge party reminiscent of Old School, »

- Amanda Wood

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‘War Dogs’ Trailer: Miles Teller and Jonah Hill Aren’t Pro-War, Just Pro-Money

1 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Todd Phillips has built his career on bro comedies, from Road Trip to Old School to the Hangover trilogy. His latest film, War Dogs, is in a similar vein, with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as the buddies whose wacky hijinks spiral out of control until they’re in over their heads, but this time there’s a fascinating real-world twist: it’s all […]

The post ‘War Dogs’ Trailer: Miles Teller and Jonah Hill Aren’t Pro-War, Just Pro-Money appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Miles Teller & Jonah Hill Are Arms Dealers In New Trailer For ‘War Dogs’

30 June 2016 5:27 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been three years since Todd Phillips closed the final, disappointing chapter of “The Hangover” trilogy, and frankly, I’ve been waiting to see to see if he could get back to the glory of “Old School” and “Starsky & Hutch” (yep, I said it, that movie is pretty underrated). And he has a good shot of […]

The post Miles Teller & Jonah Hill Are Arms Dealers In New Trailer For ‘War Dogs’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Arrow' To Introduce Wild Dog In Season 5, And We Know Who's Playing Him!

16 June 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Greg Berlanti's DC TV Universe continues to grow. What started with Arrow has given way to The FlashLegends Of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. The producer certainly isn't scared of bringing more and more characters into the fray. Next season on Arrow another masked crimefighter will enter the fray: Wild Dog.

Entertainment Weekly has learned that the character is set to appear in the CW show's fifth season. That's not all, though. They've also revealed that the character has already been cast. Rick Gonzalez, who's built up quite an impressive resume over the last 19 years, will be the one to don the hockey mask. 

Wild Dog will be a new vigilante to Star City, and his reckless tactics prompt Oliver (Stephen Amell) to take him under his wing.

The babyfaced Gonzalez has appeared in dozens of TV shows, but is probably best known for his turns in movies like Old School and War Of The Worlds.

Arrow will return to a TV near you this fall.

Source: EW »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Showtime's Roadies First Look: Rainn Wilson Is More Than Almost Famous

26 May 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rainn Wilson is ready for his Cameron Crowe encore.

The former Office employee, who was last directed by Crowe in the 2000 film Almost Famous, turns up in Episode 3 of the Academy Award-winning writer’s forthcoming Showtime comedy Roadies.

RelatedRoadies: Showtime Is Ready to Rock in New Poster

TVLine has an exclusive first look at the July 10 installment in which Wilson portrays Bryce Newman, a famous and extremely self-important music journalist. The role isn’t much of a stretch for the three-time Emmy nominee, who played Rolling Stone editor David Felton in the aforementioned Almost Famous.

Roadies stars Luke Wilson »

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