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17 items from 2016


TV Review: ‘Preacher’

18 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If every TV pilot episode serves as a show’s calling card, dropping clues about its overall tone and potential, then “Preacher’s” is singed around the edges, and sulfur-scented. In the 90-minute premiere of the new hour-long AMC series, someone spontaneously combusts into a shower of goo; one of the main protagonists guzzles blood directly out of a man’s chest; and a child responds to witnessing a death-blow by grinning and yelling, “Awesome!” It’s precisely what fans of the controversial cult comic-book, which debuted in 1995, expect.

There are a number of reasons “Preacher” hasn’t been made into a film or TV series before now. Strictly adhering to the original story, as created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon (who serve as co-executive producers on the TV series), is an unwieldy and expensive proposition. Various cinematic versions of the tale have been bouncing around in »

- Melanie McFarland

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Dirty Grandpa Blu-Ray Review

18 May 2016 12:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I have seen many films, some good, some bad, some mind-boggling in their awfulness. I can safely say though that no film has ever been delivered to me in a package that contained a condom, a pill bottle full of Tic-Tacs and an H&M bikini top. But when I received Dirty Grandpa, now on Blu-ray from Lionsgate, that little goodie bag came spilling out. Oh dear, I thought, gazing upon the strange pile of trinkets. This does not bode well.

Dirty Grandpa is one of those films that makes one ask some age old questions, like “Why?” and “Did they read the script?” and “How much is Robert De Niro getting paid for this?” True, the latter question is one that many of us are asking nowadays, but there is still nothing quite so painful as watching the erstwhile star of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Godfather Part »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Movie Review – Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

16 May 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alice Through the Looking Glass, 2016.

Directed by James Bobin.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Synopsis:

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

For all its visual wonder, Alice in Wonderland suffered from director Tim Burton’s almost infantile inability to let go of what is nothing short of his monstrous ego, a running issue apparent in anything post Sleepy Hollow way back in 1999. Oh the joy that Alice Through the Looking Glass, under the direction of James Bobin, shakes away the ego, in place of genuine heart, something all but lacking from its predecessor.

We find Alice aboard her father’s ship, The Wonder, under the pursuit of pirates. Six years later, back in London, Alice’s one-times dastardly fiancé »

- Amie Cranswick

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Alice Through The Looking Glass review: “A rather palatable sequel”

10 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Alice Through The Looking Glass review: James Bobin takes the directing reigns from Tim Burton for Disney’s second live-action cinematic outing, adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic books.

Disney follow-up their huge $1 billion + grossing Alice In Wonderland. Here’s our Alice Through The Looking Glass review.

Alice Through The Looking Glass review

Tim Burton‘s first movie in this series, Alice In Wonderland from 2010 left a bad taste in the mouth for most critics, mine included, but audiences lapped up his adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book in their millions. The film was a huge gamble for Disney at the time, with the movie apparently costing around $200 million to make, but it returned over $334 million on domestic soil alone, and over $1 billion in total around the world.

A sequel was a given, even though we had to wait nearly six years for it. Alice Through The Looking Glass »

- Paul Heath

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Review: Sacha Baron Cohen hits comedy rock bottom in the awful 'Brothers Grimsby'

10 March 2016 3:55 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sacha Baron Cohen is a very smart, very funny man. One of the best parts of his publicity tour for The Brothers Grimsby has been hearing him give interviews out of character about his process when working on Da Ali G Show, Borat, and Bruno. The worst part of it, unfortunately, is the movie The Brothers Grimsby, which is an entirely laughless affair and easily the low point of Cohen's career so far. No one is more shocked by my reaction to the movie than I am. I am an easy laugh. I'll admit it. I am predisposed to laughter. That's my natural state, my preferred condition. I love comedy. I love all forms of comedy. I love cerebral wordplay. I love silly physical slapstick. I love the gross. I love the esoteric. If you search through my collection, you'll find all kinds of things, and I love that. Every now and then, »

- Drew McWeeny

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8 Times Sacha Baron Cohen Almost Ruined His Career For The Sake Of Comedy

8 March 2016 8:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to controversy. He’s considered to be one of the most successful comedians of the modern age, but that’s apparently not for his lack of trying to dismantle his own career by offending just about everyone on the planet.

Beginning with Da Ali G Show, and through his four ‘character’ movies, Sacha Baron Cohen has in his time aggravated a shocking range of people. Now, with his latest film, The Brothers Grimsby (check out the trailer above), he threatens to insult even more.

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What you’ll find over the next few pages is a list of all the times Sacha Baron Cohen has been been sued, threatened by the establishment or offended whole nations; his most controversial, potentially career-ending moments.

He’s offended whole swathes of the world, but these are eight times when Baron Cohen’s career could have been derailed, »

- Brogan Morris

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Sacha Baron Cohen on Trump, Gross-Out Gags and His Shocking New Comedy

7 March 2016 7:39 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If Donald Trump didn't exist, Sacha Baron Cohen would have had to invent him. Not since the halcyon days of Borat and Brüno has anyone so effectively goaded Americans into revealing the anger and ignorance that burbles just beneath the surface. The frighteningly popular presidential candidate leading a rally in one of his signature call-and-response moments ("And who's gonna pay for the wall?" "Mexico!") would rank with the British actor/prankster's greatest stunts if only Trump were in on the joke. 

Compared to what passes for politics these days, the »

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23 Jump Street/Men In Black Crossover Officially Announced

5 March 2016 2:33 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Of all the leaks to come out of the Sony E-Mail hacks, probably the strangest one was the idea that the highly anticipated 23 Jump Street would feature characters from Men in Black to create one of the most unlikely crossover movies to date. Well, it looks like it is a pipe dream no more, with Variety reporting that not only is the project moving forward, but The Muppets director James Bobin has been tasked with helming Schmidt and Jenko’s meeting with the elusive group of alien hunters, seeing as Phil Lord and Chris Miller are busy with Star Wars’ Han Solo spin-off movie. You may have heard of it. While it would have been preferable to have them direct this no doubt crazy mash-up, Bobin’s work on The Muppets, Da Ali G Show, and Flight of the Conchords does give some serious comedy chops. While Jonah Hill and »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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'Jump Street' and 'Men in Black' Crossover Is Closer to Happening

4 March 2016 3:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in December 2014, during the massive Sony hack, it was revealed through leaked emails that the studio is planning a crossover of two hit franchises, Jump Street and Men In Black. We haven't heard much about the project since last January, when 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed that the crossover is still possible. Today we have word from Variety that the crossover is actually moving forward, as the studio enters talks with director James Bobin to direct.

Insiders claim that Sony hasn't officially issued a green light for the movie yet, but they are aiming to start production this summer. James Bobin was brought on because Phil Lord and Chris Miller won't be able to direct, since they're currently occupied with the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo spinoff, which is set for release in May 2018. The filmmakers are still on board as producers, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen Pull Off Ali G Oscars Prank

1 March 2016 5:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's tradition for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to announce The Academy Awards presenters in the days and weeks leading up to the big show. Sacha Baron Cohen was one of those presenters, who, along with Olivia Wilde, presented a highlight reel for one of this year's Best Picture nominees, Room. The actor appeared in a traditional tuxedo during the red carpet coverage, but when it came time to present, Olivia Wilde was joined by none other than Ali G, one of Sacha Baron Cohen's beloved characters from Da Ali G Show. On Monday, the actor appeared on the U.K. talk show Good Morning Britain, where he revealed he was explicitly told not to present in character.

"The truth is we actually had to sneak it in, because the Oscars sat me down before and said they didn't want me to do anything out of order, »

- MovieWeb

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'The Brothers Grimsby': Film Review

23 February 2016 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Back in the late '90s, when Da Ali G Show pulled in big ratings and before the Kazakh clown Borat spun off with his own film, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was arguably the funniest man in Britain, if you didn’t count Boris Johnson (the outgoing mayor of London). In the wake of the disappointment that was 2012's The Dictator, The Brothers Grimsby (which will be called just Grimsby when it opens in the U.K. on Feb. 24) provides further evidence that Baron Cohen, having embarked on a career as a straight actor, is perhaps going a bit soft in

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- Leslie Felperin

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Let us Never Forget How Funny Da Ali G Show Was

5 February 2016 12:02 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It feels like it’s been an eternity since watching Da Ali G Show.  Sasha Baron Cohen has come so far since his “humble” beginnings as a cool hip hop interviewer.  But before Borat and Bruno, there was Ali G and Baron Cohen was taking interviewing and live humor to a whole new level. In remembering my first experience, I can’t believe that I actually didn’t like Da Ali G show when I first saw it. I really need to hit myself over the hit a few times for that mistake.  Baron Cohen was the man back then, plain and simple.

Let us Never Forget How Funny Da Ali G Show Was »

- Nat Berman

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Robert De Niro and Zac Efron featured on new Dirty Grandpa posters

22 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Us release today, two new posters have arrived online for Dirty Grandpa featuring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. Check them out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Dirty Grandpa

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can from one another and form the bond they never had.

Dirty Grandpa is directed by Dan Mazer (Da Ali G Show, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Kevin Lygo to Replace Peter Fincham as Director of Television at ITV

18 January 2016 3:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — ITV’s director of television Peter Fincham is to step down after almost eight years at the U.K. commercial broadcaster, and will be succeeded by Kevin Lygo, currently managing director of production unit ITV Studios, ITV said Monday. According to an unconfirmed report, ITV chairman Archie Norman is about to quit the broadcaster as well.

Julian Bellamy, managing director of ITV Studios in the U.K., will move up to replace Lygo. David McGraynor, ITV Studios finance director, will take on the new role of chief finance and operating officer of the Studios division.

Lygo was director of television at Channel 4 from 2003 to 2010 when he was brought in by ITV chief executive Adam Crozier to run ITV Studios. He also spent two years at Channel Five from 2001 to 2003, and prior to that was Channel 4’s head of entertainment.

Bellamy spent three years at Discovery Networks Intl. »

- Leo Barraclough

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First clip and new images from Dirty Grandpa starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro

15 January 2016 5:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next week, the first clip and a batch of new images have arrived online from the upcoming comedy Dirty Grandpa which stars Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. Check them out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Dirty Grandpa

 

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can from one another and form the bond they never had. »

- Amie Cranswick

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New poster and final trailer for Dirty Grandpa starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro

7 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

MTV has unveiled the newest poster for Zac Efron and Robert De Niro’s road trip comedy Dirty Grandpa, which shows the two stars of the film shirtless, while the official final trailer has also arrived online; check them out here…

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. »

- Justin Cook

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Four new TV spots for Dirty Grandpa starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron

6 January 2016 9:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little under two weeks to go before its Us release, four new TV spots have arrived online for the upcoming comedy Dirty Grandpa which stars Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. Check them out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the red band trailer for Dirty Grandpa

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can »

- Amie Cranswick

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