“The world was a very, very different place than it was when we started writing this story,” Anderson said, in a conversation from his room at the Crosby Hotel in New York. Recalling the start of the production, his voice became so soft it sounded as though it could break at any moment. “It didn’t make it easy to look at your country on fire, and you’re telling the story of a self-consumed egomaniac,” he said. “But that was the situation we were in.”
When actors pick roles the old saying goes: one for them, one for you. Unless you’re Joaquin Phoenix. The Gladiator star seems to have dedicated his entire career to fully immersing himself in characters most likely to land him on the Best Actor shortlist. While he may have only been nominated thrice (Gladiator in 2001, Walk The Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happened more, having starred in look-at-me awards fodder Her,
From Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, this film is a bio-sports drama but is as taken with its subjects off court as it is on.
The second thing he does is joke about how famous he is.
“There’s a little bit of a freak show element to me doing it,” Apatow says of his act and the need to lead it off by addressing his Judd Apatow-ness. “If I ignored that it was weird that I was up there, the audience wouldn’t [listen to my act]. They would just want to know about me and my life.”
Apatow, who is nearing his 50th birthday, sits in a conference room at his production company’s L.A. office. Behind him are photos of the casts of “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls,” two of his best-loved TV shows. To his left is a whiteboard bearing story notes for season three of one of the current
Daddy’s Home 2 review by Benjamin Read.
Will Ferrell’s presence as a comedian and leading man in Hollywood has never been in question. But, it’s easy to see that his career has certainly taken a downward spiral since the glory days of classics like Old School and Anchorman. Despite this, the former SNL star has managed to keep his head above water with a string of moderately successful hits in the past few years. In 2015, Daddy’s Home came storming out of the gates to mixed critical reviews, but huge box office success. Now, Ferrell and frequent collaborator Mark Wahlberg return for the sequel, Daddy’s Home 2. Does it match up to the playful laughs and guilty charm of the original?
This time around,
The scene features Bamford dodging attempts to pixelize her naughtiest bits, in an effort to (as one of her pet pugs explains in voice-over) celebrate “body positivity.” That’s an absurd sentence to write, out of context. But it fits perfectly with the mindset that drives “Lady Dynamite,” which features Bamford as a somewhat fictionalized version of herself, dealing with the pitfalls and pratfalls of the entertainment industry in a heightened reality where dogs can talk, the boundaries of space and time don’t matter, and, really, why shouldn’t a 40-something woman strut around naked?
“During the first days, we only were hearing and fearing the worst,” says Marc Lhormer of unfounded rumors that partner wineries and hotels had been destroyed. “Brenda and I actually left our home and, living out of a suitcase for nine nights, kept moving things forward.”
He adds that two days after the fires erupted, the couple gathered their team. “We went around the room asking if everyone, and their families and loved ones, was Ok, and we discussed how we could help each other. Then, we had to determine if we were all mentally and physically up for putting on the show, a show everyone had worked so hard on, full time, all
There was a rumour going around over the weekend that Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery had been cast as Nightwing in the DC solo movie, however the film’s director Chris McKay has taken to Twitter to say that casting for the movie hasn’t gotten underway yet. “We haven’t started the process of casting Nightwing yet but when we do you’ll hear something because our search will be far and wide,” he wrote. Read more here.
Top Gun Casting Rumours
Some more casting news now from the long-awaiting sequel Top Gun: Maverick with The Hashtag Show (who don’t have a great track record) claiming they have the inside scoop on the character descriptions – including the son of Goose. Read more here.
The Beast Has Run Out
With Alien: Covenant being perceived as a box office and critical failure and the divisive nature of Prometheus,
The relative failure of Anchorman 2 seemed to end any hopes of Step Brothers 2...
For many, the finest collaboration of director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell wasn’t Anchorman or Talladega Nights. It was Step Brothers. Released to good business and middling reviews, sequel talk surfaced soon after its release. But said sequel talk now seems to have been finally shut down by Ferrell, in a new interview with the New York Daily News.
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“We talked about Step Brothers”, he said, referring to himself and McKay, “and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things. We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement
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Ferrell has teased interest in a “Step Brothers” sequel in the past, saying as early as this summer that “talks” about doing one had taken place, but he’s delivered the full storyline for
Will Ferrell was recently speaking in defense of Anchorman 2, a comedy sequel that everyone seemed to want but few people ultimately liked. During the course of the conversation, he was asked about Step Brothers 2 and, for the first time, he dished on some actual plot details that had been kicked around. Here's what he had to say about it.
"We talked about 'Step Brothers,' and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things.
It turns out that Ferrell and his long-time collaborator, Adam McKay, had an idea, but their experience with the reception of Anchorman 2 has put them off the idea of sequels. Ferrell said:-
“We talked about Step Brothers, and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things.We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them that we earned the right to retire as well… The sequel thing is so funny because, we decided obviously to go down the road with Anchorman, and we made what
Nestled on a quiet neighborhood street just outside of Atlanta, the two-story home looks like a peaceful place, with its sprawling front porch and red and white colors giving it the appearance of a tranquil farmhouse. But while this home may
The film stars newcomers Zach Fox and Omri Dorani as geeky friends who are writing a comic book. They are separated when one moves to Antarctica. Upon being reunited, the now-older friends set about learning how to meet girls in a coming-of-age comedy.
Fox and Dorani star opposite well-known comedy actors Chris Elliott (“Groundhog Day”), David Koechner (“Anchorman”), and Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”).
Kew is the film and TV production group that has been acquiring and building out during an ongoing period of M&A. It bought Content Media, which now carries the Kew moniker.
Kew Media’s president of film, Jamie Carmichael, and Evp of Sales, Jonathan Ford, will launch “How to Get Girls” at the American Film Market (Afm) in Santa Monica next week. Its Afm slate also include murder mystery “Bees Make Honey,” Jeremy Irons and [link
Press Release: New York – October 13, 2017 – This Friday the 13th prepare to be afraid..ish. IFC announced today that a Season 2 episode of their horror-comedy original series Stan Against Evil, created by Dana Gould (The Simpsons), is now available to watch commercial-free, three weeks before the series’ linear premiere. The episode is available on a variety of network platforms including VOD, TV Everywhere, and IFC’s social, mobile and digital pages,
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Chicago – On September 9th, 2017, it seemed like the whole of The Second City theater on Wells Street in Chicago let out a collective cry of “Norm!” The favorite barfly of TV’s “Cheers,” George Wendt, came back to his old comedy stomping ground at The Second City to participate in “I Can’t Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt.”
The roasters included the hottest current TV and movie stars, including Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”) and Jason Sudeikis (“Saturday Night Live”), along with The Second City alumni and celebs Julia Sweeney, Betty Thomas and Joel Murray. The roast was a benefit for Gilda’s Club Chicago, the cancer support community named for the late comic legend, Gilda Radner.
In Part One of the Red Carpet interviews, honoree George Wendt does some reminiscing with Jason Sudeikis,
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