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Following its first festival screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, reports and reviews have been coming out in favour of Kevin Smith’s Tusk saying it’s the best work the director has put out since 1999’s Dogma. The movie, which started out life as an episode of his Internet radio show Smodcast, has now debuted a new poster featuring Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)…
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcasts, Tusk is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Tusk will stay with you long after the credits roll.
- Luke Owen
It was the huge success of Brian de Palma’s The Untouchables back in 1987 that made Hollywood realise that vast amounts of money could be mined from a middle-aged audience by revisiting their childhood nights spent in front of the television. Fellow 1950s TV stalwart Dragnet arrived the same year to lesser acclaim – pairing Dan Aykroyd’s stoic Joe Friday against Tom Hanks’s impossibly-named Pep Streebeck – but the ball kept rolling.
In the 1990s, the ‘movie version of the classic 1960s TV show’ became a genre of its own. Some were huge hits (The Fugitive, Maverick), some spawned brand new franchises (Mission: Impossible, The Addams Family), some were absolute disasters (The Avengers, Wild Wild West). The best of them cooked up something fresh and new from the old ingredients, creating something with pan-generational appeal. If the recipe was right, there were huge dividends to reap.
Strange then that the »
- Cai Ross
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
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Back in 2010, writer-director-actor Justin Theroux was asked to write and direct a sequel to 2001′s cult comedy Zoolander, which was directed by and starred Ben Stiller, alongside the likes of Owen Wilson (Marley & Me), Christina Taylor (Dodgeball), Will Ferrell (Step Brothers) and Theroux himself in a small role (he was the “Relax” DJ). Since then, nothing has really moved on the sequel, until now.
Many had predicted that Paramount, renowned for their apprehension over some of their properties, were looking to see how their other big cult property, Anchorman, faired when it green lit the sequel. And while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a success, it wasn’t the runaway box-office juggernaut that they had hoped.
In an interview with Vulture however, Theroux has said that the sequel may be closer to reality than we think. The actor said: “Yeah, we’ve got a script for the sequel, and »
- Scott Davis
How do you go about replacing Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? With difficulty. Since the second season of True Detective was announced, just who will play the new central investigators has been a big question mark hanging over the show.
While that question remains unanswered, we now have a good idea who the antagonist of the piece will be.
Villainous henchmen will be learning to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge, because Vince Vaughn has now been very strongly linked to the big baddie role by pretty much every source going.
Writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto has hinted previously that we will now have three central detectives (two male, one female) and that the second season will up sticks from Louisiana to California.
It seems the Clerks director is moving away from comedy and keeping with his new horror vibe.
Smith announced during his panel that Tusk, a movie that sees a podcaster be turned into a Walrus by a psychopath, will be the first part of the “True North Trilogy“. The other movies will be the previously announced Yoga Hosers and the newly announced Moose Jaws.
Being described by the director as “Jaws with a moose”, Moose Jaws will feature some of the same cast as Tusk and will have a scene where a moose eats a little girl.
- Luke Owen
What else can you say other than this looks messed up? Well, it looks messed up in all the right ways. A not retiring anytime soon Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, and many podcasts) gives us our first real good look at his upcoming horror film, Tusk. Based on a prank craigslist ad that Smith and friend Scott Mosier discussed in depth on their Smodcast postcast, Tusk tells the story of a crazed old man attempting to turn a young podcaster into a walrus. Yep, a walrus. It can’t be emphasized enough that this film looks insane and twisted on every level. The film stars Michael Parks (Red State, From Dusk Till Dawn), Justin Long (Dodgeball, Jeepers Creepers), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), and Génesis Rodríguez (Casa de Mi Padre) and is set to be released by A24 Films this September 19th.
- Max Molinaro
We saw a poster earlier this month, and now Kevin Smith has taken to Instagram to tease us with a new image from his latest film Tusk ahead of the full trailer reveal at the San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a look at Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and Michael Parks (Red State)…
Tusk is set for release in the States on September 19th, with a cast that also includes Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand), Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger).
- Gary Collinson
In four Marvel vs DC clashes on Super Power Beat Down, DC currently holds a 3 to 1 advantage. Superman took down Thor, Nightwing got the best of Gambit and Batman triumphed over Deadpool. Marvel's lone win was Wolverine's lethal victory over Batman. Can Frank Castle secure one more Marvel victory over former Robin, Jason Todd? Spbd is directed by filmmaker Aaron Shoenke, who is best known for his independent Batman-genre fan films. The episode stars Kevin Porter (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Chronicles of Curtis Tucker) as Punisher and Rich Manly as Red Hood. Next up for Bat in the Sun's Spbd is Kick-Ass vs Tmnt's Casey Jones and then Green Ranger vs Street Fighter's Ryu. Original Green Ranger Jason David Frank returns to play the former evil Power Ranger turned good guy. »
Kevin Smith has been on this site quite a lot recently with talk of Clerks III (see here and here), Star Wars Episode VII (see here and here) and being rumoured and subsequently denying his involvement in the fake script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
So, it was quite smart of the director to use this time to promote his upcoming movie, Tusk.
On his blog Silent Bob Speaks, Smith debuted the poster while squashing reports he had written the leaked script. He writes…
While you’re here, however? That script for Tusk that I wrote? We turned into an actual movie that’s coming out this fall from A24. Oddly enough, it’s the best film I’ve ever made (or at the very least, the most interesting). Thank you all for saying #WalrusYes on Twitter last year. Can’t wait to show you the movie. In the meantime, »
- Luke Owen
Deep-in-debt pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) recruits a fictitious family to smuggle a shipment of weed across the Mexican border into America in a motorhome. However, his surrogate nearest and dearest - stripper Jennifer Aniston, runaway Emma Roberts and virgin Will Poulter - prove even more dysfunctional than the real thing. First-rate comedy road trip from Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber. »
Jason Bateman recently made his directorial debut with Bad Words, which was a really good comedy. He's about to embark on another directing adventure with Universal Pictures. The movie doesn't have a title yet, but it's described as an FBI wedding comedy, and he'll also star in it.
Bateman is currently in preproduction on another film that he's directing and starring in called The Family Fang. It also stars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. He's also set to star in This is Where I Leave You, and he's set to reprise his role in Horrible Bosses 2. As you can see, Bateman is keeping himself busy with work.
Bateman has come a long way since his small role in Dodgeball. He's a funny, talented actor that has proved he has got directing skills as well. »
- Joey Paur
This is a red-band trailer to a new raunchy high school teen comedy called Premature that mixes together elements from Groundhog Day and American Pie. In the film the main character relives one of his most embarrassing days ever over and over again. It looks like it could be a really funny flick.
You’re in highschool. Facing the biggest day of your life. You need to nail a college interview ensuring your admittance to your parents’ beloved alma mater. To keep cool when your life-long crush finally seems to show interest. And then you wake up one morning and realize someone’s playing a sick joke, because you’re reliving the day’s events over and over…and over again. Are you A. »
- Joey Paur
The Groundhog Day formula got the sci-fi treatment again this summer with Edge of Tomorrow, an action-packed fun flick that more audiences should have taken a chance on. Now the same concept is being applied to the high school sex comedy with Premature. Surprisingly enough, this looks pretty damn funny, featuring what might be a star-making turn from John Karna, and amusing supporting performances from Craig Roberts (Submarine, Neighbors) and Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, Wreck-It Ralph). I'll pretty much watch any film using the Groundhog Day conceit, and this red band trailer makes it look like a real winner. Here's the red band trailer for Dan Beers' Premature from SlashFilm: And here's the first poster for the film, with a great yearbook design: You’re in high school. Facing the biggest day of your life. You need to nail a college interview ensuring your admittance to your parents’ beloved alma mater. »
- Ethan Anderton
Every subculture, niche market, and fringe topic, no matter how minor and specific, will eventually get its own movie. This is something I firmly believe. Bike messengers have “Premium Rush,” food trucks recently got “Chef,” and then there is dodgeball, ping-pong, paintball, and damn near everything else you can imagine. Personally, I’m waiting for a movie about an over-30 co-ed kickball team, and considering that Andrew Disney’s “Intramural” takes on the no-stakes world of college recreational flag football, we’re not too far off. Despite a ridiculous premise, as well as some shortcomings typically associated with low-budget movies, “Intramural” is a goddamn blast. To compare it to the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn joint “Dodgeball” is not any kind of stretch because they’re basically the exact same movie. No joke, there’s even a crotchety coach in a wheelchair. It’s all supposed to poke fun at all the clichés of sports movies, »
- Brent McKnight
Katheryn Winnick has signed with CAA. She plays Queen Lagertha on History’s hit drama series Vikings, which starts production shortly on a third season. Winnick has appeared in Ed Zwick’s Love And Other Drugs and Robert Luketic’s The Killers. She continues to be managed by Alchemy Entertainment and is with the law firm Jackoway Tyerman. Justin Long has inked with Gersh. His recent credits include TV’s Mom, New Girl and Unsupervised, and he stars in Fox’s comedy pilot Sober Companion. Long also has appeared in such features as Ask Me Anything, Live Free Or Die Hard, The Break-Up and Dodgeball […] »
These secretive TV stars tied the knot at a surprise Hawaiian wedding.
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The couple, who worked hard to keep their relationship under wraps, tweeted a picture of themselves wearing hoodies marked "Mr" and "Mrs" with the caption: "That coffee date was Unreal @zacharylevi #marriedinmaui."
Moore, who attended the wedding, tweeted his congrats to the newlyweds and later wrote that he was glad to finally be able to talk about the very secret ceremony.
Congratulations to the happy couple. »
Eric Koretz was the cinematographer for Sam Esmail's "Comet." His previous credits include the award-winning documentary "Dragonslayer" and AMC webseries "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks." The film stars Emmy Rossum ("The Phantom of the Opera," "Mystic River") and Justin Long ("Live Free or Die Hard," "Dodgeball") and will have its world premiere on the 13th of July. [Editor's Note: Indiewire reached out to filmmakers with films playing at the 20th La Film Festival (June 11-19) to ask them about how they shot their indie, and what advice they had for other filmmakers. We'll be posting their responses throughout the run of the festival. Go Here for the master list.] What camera and lens did you use? Red Epic with Cooke S4 primes. What was the most difficult shoot on your movie and how did you pull it off? The scenes at the cemetery were difficult because we couldn't control the time of day in which to shoot because we didnt have much time there. »
- Oliver MacMahon
Two weeks ago today was when fan-favorite director Edgar Wright departed Marvel Studio's Ant-Man, a project he had been linked to since 2006, with later reports indicating that drastic script changes caused his change of heart. Since that time, the search for a replacement director has been on with the likes of Anchorman's Adam McKay being up for the task and then pulling out of discussions as quick as they had begun. Dodgeball's Rawson Thurber and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer were also said to be in contention but have also withdrawn their names from the hunt. »
The story so far: Edgar Wright has departed Marvel's Ant-Man movie, on the eve of production. Since then, Anchorman's Adam McKay has turned the job down, and it's said that Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber passed as well. Meanwhile, Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer was linked, but looks unlikely to take the film on.
Now, two more names have been linked with the job, although one of them appears to have been debunked already. Deadline reports that Take Me Home Tonight's Michael Dowse and Neighbors/Bad Neighbours' Nicholas Stoller are both in the frame, although doubt has already been thrown on Stoller's candidature.
Still, if either of those names are in the mix, then it sounds as though Marvel is doing a guided tour of prominent comedy directors in Hollywood. »
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