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Raunchy Comedy ‘Laid in America’ With YouTube Stars Ksi, Caspar Lee Gets Release Dates

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Laid In America,” a ribald buddy comedy toplined by digital stars Ksi and Caspar Lee, will be released Sept. 26 in the U.K. and the following day in the U.S.

The feature-length movie will have back-to-back London and Hollywood premieres with simultaneous release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digital download on day of the premieres. Universal Pictures is handling distribution for the film in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Latin America; the producers are handling distribution for the rest of the world.

Laid In America,” aiming to appeal to the kind of audiences that flocked to teen comedies like “American Pie” and “Superbad,” is the latest vehicle featuring popular social “influencers” — a strategy designed to rally their fanbases to pay for the content. Ksi, a gamer-comedian-actor-rapper whose name is Olajide Olatunji, has more than 13.8 million YouTube subscribers, while vlogger-actor Caspar Lee has more than 6.5 million.

In the film, »

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No Sh*t Sherlock, Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram Wanna Get into Television

13 July 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Guy Ritchie is looking to break into TV, and Endemol Shine Studios has snatched him up.

Ritchie and Lionel Wigram’s Ritchie/Wigram Productions has sealed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Endemol Shine to develop original scripted series. Ritchie plans to direct the projects, while both he and Wigram will write as well.

Read More: ‘Snatch’ TV Series Greenlit At Crackle; Guy Ritchie Film-Inspired Show Compared To ‘Fargo’

Endemol Shine North America co-ceo/Endemol Shine Americas co-chairman Charlie Corwin announced the deal Wednesday. It’s also the first development pact for Endemol Shine Studios under new president Sharon Hall.

Guy and Lionel’s brand is undeniable for this new global marketplace,” Hall said. “We have already identified projects that extend that brand into TV with the same smarts and swagger they are well known for.”

Crackle is developing a TV take on Ritchie’s 2000 film “Snatch,” but the filmmaker is »

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John Legend Reveals Why He and Wife Chrissy Teigen Can't Not Watch The Devil Wears Prada

21 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen love watching movies as much as the rest of us, but can you guess which movie is their favorite to watch together? "We always joke about The Devil Wears Prada," Legend tells Outtake - the editorial website of curated streaming movie service Tribeca Shortlist, about the 2006 fashion industry dramedy starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. "You can watch it every time it comes on, there's just something about it." And although their daughter Luna is just 10 weeks old, Legend says he expects plenty family viewings of Disney's animated musical sensation, Frozen. "I have a »

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John Legend Reveals Why He and Wife Chrissy Teigen Can't Not Watch The Devil Wears Prada

21 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen love watching movies as much as the rest of us, but can you guess which movie is their favorite to watch together? "We always joke about The Devil Wears Prada," Legend tells Outtake - the editorial website of curated streaming movie service Tribeca Shortlist, about the 2006 fashion industry dramedy starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. "You can watch it every time it comes on, there's just something about it." And although their daughter Luna is just 10 weeks old, Legend says he expects plenty family viewings of Disney's animated musical sensation, Frozen. "I have a »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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5 Anton Yelchin Movies That Are Still Coming Out

20 June 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

2016 has taken a lot of big name talents away from us. Yesterday, yet another big blow was handed out as Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin very sadly passed away at the young age of 27. Yelchin had been a very strong talent in Hollywood going back to when he was just a young kid, and he was very much a star on the rise when he tragically died. The entertainment community and fans alike have been reeling ever since the story broke.

The news that Yelchin had died was first reported by Deadline on Sunday morning and was later confirmed by Yelchin's publicist. He was found by his friends early in the morning, pinned by his car against a brick mailbox and security gate, apparently crushed to death by his own vehicle, and no foul play is suspected. It was also recently revealed that the vehicle involved in the incident was a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, »

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New Details Emerge About The Full-Frontal Male Nudity Scene In Popstar

27 May 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Here’s an interesting, out-of-nowhere bit of news: now that a few members of the press have seen the upcoming comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, new information is slowly starting to trickle out about the film. One scene in particular is sticking in memory, and it surrounds a full-frontal male nudity sequence.

But the nudity in question isn’t by star Andy Samberg, or his Lonely Island troop members Akiva Shaffer or Jorma Taccone. The scene in question sees Conner4Real (Samberg) in a limo with his buddies when fans swarm around the car from all sides. As various women present themselves, as they say, to the guys, a window is rolled down and an opportunistic male fan displays his penis for Conner to sign.

According to /Film, the camera holds on the full-frontal scene “for a solid 10 seconds,” which the site referred to as “one of the longest shots »

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Interview: Steve Carell talks The Big Short

23 May 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of the Academy Award-winning comedy-drama The Big Short released today in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD, Steve Carell (Anchorman 2, Cafe Society) has been talking about the film, working with Adam McKay and his career in both comedy and drama.

Could you explain the housing crisis in a sentence? No more than five words.

[laughs] In a sentence? What this movie is about is various groups of investors who saw a housing bubble and shorted the market. They essentially bet against the economy. The economy failing was their success and a handful of people saw it and made an awful lot of money because of it.

How much of the financial jargon did you have to learn?

I had to learn all of it. I didn’t learn it phonetically – I actually had to have some sort of understanding. Adam likes to improvise so that definitely was »

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Jonah Hill’s Best Advice to Sister Beanie Feldstein on ‘Neighbors 2': ‘No Joke Is Precious’

17 May 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

What’s in a name? Well, it depends who you ask. Beanie Feldstein, who makes her studio movie debut in this Friday’s “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” said her unique name — short for Elizabeth — helps her stand out. That’s exactly what she does as Chloe Grace Moretz‘s sorority sister in the sequel to Universal’s hit 2014 comedy. Feldstein is the younger sister of Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill, who first made a name for himself in early Seth Rogen comedies such as “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Superbad.” Now it’s Feldstein who’s not only sharing the screen with Rogen, »

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Lena Dunham Mourns Death of ‘Girls’ Guest Star

12 May 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nick Lashaway, who guest starred in a Season 2 episode of HBO’s “Girls,” died in a car accident on May 8, and Lena Dunham paid tribute to the actor in a Wednesday Instagram post.

“Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th. Nick was such a talented, funny and kind person and we were so lucky to have him as a part of our ‘Girls’ family when he played Frank in episode 207,” the post reads. “We will always remember the week we shared with him, his playful smile, his easy instincts, how much he made us laugh even when we had to stay up all night in the woods. We are sending love to his family and friends and feeling such gratitude for his gifts. Rip sweet Nick.”

Lashaway played Frank, the teenage son of Jessa’s (Jemima Kirke) estranged father »

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Lena Dunham Pays Emotional Tribute to Girls Costar Nick Lashaway, 28, Killed in Car Crash

11 May 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actor Nick Lashaway who appeared in the HBO series Girls has died in a car accident. He was 28. Lena Dunham confirmed the news on her Instagram account on Wednesday. "Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th," Dunham wrote in a caption alongside a still of them working together in a scene from the show. Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th. Nick was such a talented, funny and kind person and we were so lucky to have him »

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Lena Dunham Pays Emotional Tribute to Girls Costar Nick Lashaway, 28, Killed in Car Crash

11 May 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actor Nick Lashaway who appeared in the HBO series Girls has died in a car accident. He was 28. Lena Dunham confirmed the news on her Instagram account on Wednesday. "Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th," Dunham wrote in a caption alongside a still of them working together in a scene from the show. Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th. Nick was such a talented, funny and kind person and we were so lucky to have him »

- George Stark, @GeorgeStark_

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Jesse Peretz Directing ‘Juliet, Naked’ for Judd Apatow

6 May 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Our Idiot Brother” director Jesse Peretz will helm the independent romance “Juliet, Naked,” based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

“Juliet, Naked” centers on Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.

Los Angeles Media Fund (Lamf) is financing the picture. Judd Apatow, and the team of Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel and Jeffrey Soros are producing. Simon Horsman is an executive producer.

The script was written by Tamara Jenkins (‘The Savages”) and Jim Taylor (“Sideways, “About Schmidt”) with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.

CAA and UTA set up “Juliet, Naked” and are co-repping the rights.

Jesse Peretz directed nine episodes of Lena Dunham’s “Girls” and five eps of Zooey Deschanel’s “New Girl.”

“I’m thrilled to extend my long collaboration with Jesse to this film, »

- Dave McNary

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“Keanu” gives Key and Peele a cinematic showcase

28 April 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

There seems to be a bit of a pipeline that exists between Comedy Central stars and cinematic success over the past decade or so. From seeing Steve Carell move from The Daily Show to a hit film in The 40 Year Old Virgin to Amy Schumer moving from Inside Amy Schumer to last year’s terrific movie Trainwreck, it’s a formula that works. Now, we have the duo of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele going from their hit show Key and Peele to the action comedy Keanu. While this isn’t nearly as strong a flick as those other examples, it’s still something pretty entertaining and well worth checking out when it opens on Friday. The film is both an action comedy as well as a bit of a satire. After a strange opening that only makes sense later, besides introducing the kitten, we see Rell Williams (Peele »

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7 Books to Improve Your Comedic Timing

21 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Nothing and no one can give a comedian a step-by-step guide to being funny. It’s like moxie: You either have it or you don’t. But knowledge is power, and these seven books from some of the funniest people and institutions offer up plenty of nuggets to hold onto. Learn about what you find funny and why you do, and you might just unlock the idea for your next brilliant bit. “Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy”It’d be unwise not to take curated comedy advice from the same guy who brought us “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and, more recently, the brilliant Netflix series “Love.” Judd Apatow’s “Sick in the Head” is a series of insightful interviews with modern-day comedy club kings including Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Mel Brooks about the craft of making people laugh. Entertainment Weekly called this »

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Judd Apatow Blasts Donald Trump as ‘The Psycho Girl on ‘The Bachelor’’

17 March 2016 8:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

During a stand-up comedy set at South by Southwest, director Judd Apatow delivered a blistering attack on Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner for president.

“Is the Trump thing scaring you?” asked the director of such hits as “Trainwreck” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” before continuing on. “He’s kind of like the psycho girl on ‘The Bachelor’ that you don’t want to get kicked out too soon, because she might have sex with somebody in the ocean,” Apatow said. “But it’s time he doesn’t get the rose.” The sentiment was met with roars of laughter at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

The Apatow comedy show came after the world premiere of the latest project he’s produced: “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” the Netflix original movie that arrives on the streaming service on March 18, just hours after its SXSW screening.

After the movie’s credits rolled, Apatow took the »

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8 actors who went the extra mile for their movies

7 March 2016 6:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Freezing conditions. Dangerous stunts. Here are a few examples of actors who've suffered through some high-profile film roles...

When DiCaprio lifted his Best Actor trophy at this year's Oscars, we're surprised he didn't scream, "It's about damn time I won one of these. I slept in a goddamn hollowed-out horse for you people!"

Ah yes, the hollowed-out horse. But there was also the scene where DiCaprio had to eat a raw bison liver, or the sundry moments where the actor had to crawl in and out of freezing cold lakes and rivers. At a time when whizzy computer effects can make the impossible look possible, the cast and crew of The Revenant decided to take a decidedly analogue approach to making their period survival drama, with the long, arduous shoot taking place in ice-cold parts of Canada, the Us and Argentina.

Grim though the experience of making The Revenant was, »

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Andy Samberg Reveals the Title of The Lonely Island Movie on Jimmy Kimmel Live

1 March 2016 6:50 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Andy Samberg revealed some major news about The Lonely Island film, which hits theaters this summer, last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Not only did the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star finally give out the title of the movie, which is being produced by Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old VirginKnocked Up), but he also unveiled its first poster as well. However, before that happened, there was some funny back and forth between Samberg and Kimmel about the name of the film “The title is unnanounced, but I think we were going to announce it here,” Samberg said to Kimmel. “The title is Unannounced, or the title

Andy Samberg Reveals the Title of The Lonely Island Movie on Jimmy Kimmel Live »

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Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Film Titled ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’

29 February 2016 10:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has titled its Lonely Island comedy “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”

The film stars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Samberg portrays singer/rapper Conner4Real, who  faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops. Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph also star.

The movie is co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone with Judd Apatow on board to produce with Rodney Rothman, Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer. It hits theaters on June 3.

The Lonely Island appeared on “Saturday Night Live” from 2005 to 2011, when Samberg was a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer were writers. They are best known for producing the music videos “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “I’m on a Boat.”

The Lonely Island also released the 2009 album “Incredibad” and 2011’s “Turtleneck & Chain,” with songs from “SNL” such as “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon, “The »

- Dave McNary

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Love – Season One Review

27 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Love Season One

Starring Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs and Claudia O’Doherty.

Synopsis:

A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.

Love is a Netflix original series created by comedy director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Trainwreck), which follows the lives of Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they form an awkward relationship and we watch their many ups and downs over the course of ten episodes. It doesn’t sound like much but Love actually has a lot going for it and surprisingly has become one of my favorite shows of late.

Right out of the gate, Love does a good job of displaying exactly what it wants to be. The characters are established well, more often than not the jokes hit, and the writing is really clever. Getting to know both »

- Jake Peffer

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Why are movie comedies getting so long?

23 February 2016 10:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Is the movie comedy that pushes two hours and change really a modern problem? And why are so many comedies so long?

Shakespeare wrote "Brevity is the soul of wit", which partly explains why there's only one good joke in Hamlet. John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard) said in an interview with this site “if it takes you two hours to tell a story you have failed as a filmmaker. 105 minutes tops is all you need if you're talented.”

The recent Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film Sisters is two hours long. While I enjoyed it, and laughed a lot, it starts to drag slightly in the middle of the party sequence, and feels like it might have benefited from a more brutal editing, killing some darlings and indulgence. It is a film with more to it than creating laughter, but not to the extent that it doesn't »

- simonbrew

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