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Best known for comedic performances in CBS' 2 Broke Girls, Marvel's Thor and Universal's The 40 Year Old Virgin, Kat Dennings takes on a role like never before in the first trailer for To Write Love on Her Arms. You may recall that, earlier this month, this title was one of a few films that was leaked online by the hacker group Guardians of Peace, along with Annie, Fury, Still Alice and Mr. Turner. Sony hasn't released a specific release date at this time, but the film is expected to hit theaters in March 2015.
Based on the true story that started a global movement, To Write Love on Her Arms presents a vision of hope, healing and redemption. Emmy Award winner Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) stars as Renee, a Florida girl who struggles with addiction and abuse. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy and music conflicted with hard reality, Renee »
Steve Carell will receive the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award while “Into the Woods” director Rob Marshall will be honored with the Creative Impact in Directing award at the Palm Springs Film Festival’s 10 Directors to Watch event on January 4. A new award this year, the Creative Impact in Comedy Award, will go to director and actor Chris Rock, for “Top Five.”
The honor celebrates the scope of Carell’s work ranging from comedy performances to his dramatic role in this year’s “Foxcatcher,” for which he received Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.
“Since his emergence as one of America’s most gifted comedic actors two decades ago, Steve Carell’s career has moved through breakout hit television and film roles from »
- Variety Staff
In a speech both touching and funny at Friday’s March of Dimes Celebration of Babies, Chris Pratt shared about his son Jack’s premature birth, born nine weeks early at just 3 pounds, 12 ounces. “That’s a decent-sized bass,” he said to laughs from the star-studded crowd at the Beverly Wilshire. “Very small for a human.”
“I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor — I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy,” Pratt said. While Jack was in the Nicu, Pratt said he cherished moments where he’d cradle his son skin-to-skin. “I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”
Pratt and his »
- Janine Lew
On Friday, February 6, 2015, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present Steve Carell with the 2015 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award. A key Oscar season stepping stone, the annual tribute will honor his performance as schizophrenic billionaire John du Pont in Bennett Miller's psychodrama "Foxcatcher," now in theaters. Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling will moderate an in-depth, career-spanning conversation with Carell, who has displayed singular comic dexterity in films like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Little Miss Sunshine" and in the Golden Globe-winning TV series "The Office." In "Foxcatcher," Carell takes his darkest turn, wearing a prosthetic nose to inhabit a complicated role that will almost surely land him an Oscar nomination. Read More: Bennett Miller Unpacks 'Foxcatcher' in-Depth Previous Outstanding Performer Award recipients include: Cate Blanchett (2014), Jennifer Lawrence »
- Ryan Lattanzio
This week sees the release of Bennett Miller's absolutely excellent "Foxcatcher" (read our rave review), and with it one of the most chilling cinematic characters in a long while: John DuPont, the entitled, deluded millionaire heir whose desire to make a mark and be loved by those around him ends up with tragic consequences. It's a remarkable creation, one that's all the more remarkable for coming from a nearly unrecognizable Steve Carell, an actor best known for his comedic performances on "The Daily Show," "The Office," "Anchorman" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin," among others. Carell's embarked into more serious territory before, most notably as the suicidal uncle in "Little Miss Sunshine" and in the apocalyptic romance "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World," but his "Foxcatcher" performance is something else entirely, one that looks likely to land him an Oscar nomination and change the way his. »
- The Playlist Staff
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to look at someone from the cast of the upcoming movie Foxcatcher. I had three incredibly talented men to choose from, but I ultimately went with Steve Carell, a talented comedic actor finally getting his time to shine dramatically. The man has been snubbed for Oscar attention before, but this very well could be the year that he finally breaks through and gets an Academy Award nomination. That would cement him not only as the A-list comedy star, but as a truly respected dramatic performer as well. As such, he’s a perfect candidate to shine a spotlight on today. Carell first got his start on the small screen, showing up on television programs like The Dana Carvey Show, Over the Top, Watching Ellie, and of course The Daily Show. The latter was where he really made his initial mark, playing a correspondent. »
- Joey Magidson
The same question could be asked of audiences when they see the largely unrecognizable face and hear the voice of the man who portrays du Pont in the true-life tale of the multi-millionaire benefactor and his demented relationship with Olympic wrestler Schultz and his older brother, Dave.
But look closely — very closely — and you might recognize Steve Carell, a man best known for making us laugh as a 40-year-old virgin, a clueless office manager, an arrogant TV correspondent and an animated super-villain named Gru.
With his chilling portrayal of a mentally ill man who commits a senseless murder, Carell has delivered the most serious, immersive performance of his career — one that thrusts him smack in the middle of the most »
- Jenelle Riley
To celebrate the release of his new family film, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which is in cinemas now, we take a look at the rise and rise of Steve Carell.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004 and 2013)
One of Carell’s first leading roles was starring alongside Will Ferrell in the 1970s set cult hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Carell played curiously dim witted weatherman Brick Tamland alongside Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy, and the film went on to gross $90.6 million worldwide. Following its success and cult following, a sequel entitled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and starring Carell was released in 2013.
The Office (2005-2013)
Following a five year »
- Paul Heath
To celebrate the release of Parks and Recreation: Seasons One, Two, Three, Four & Five – which is out on Monday, October 20th – we have a copy of the boxset to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of the lovely people at Fabulous Films and Fremantle Media Enterprises. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…
Starring Amy Poehler, winner of this year’s Golden Globe Best Actress in a TV Comedy Award for her portrayal of Leslie Knope, Rob Lowe (West Wing, Austin Powers, Wayne’s World) and Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zero Dark Thirty)
Parks and Recreation- Seasons One, Two, Three, Four and Five: 15 Disc Box Set (including 90 episodes plus bonus features) is now available on DVD. Named No 1 TV show of 2012 by Time Magazine, Season 7 of the multi-award winning No 1 hit Us comedy series is being anticipated to air early 2015 on Us television. »
- Gary Collinson
The untitled movie will kick off a multi-year deal between Verbinski and New Regency.
Verbinski is best known for his work on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger.
Planned for a March 2015 shoot, Steve Carrell and Gore Verbinski are teaming up for a paranoia-fuelled thriller. Although primarily known for his comedic roles, Carrell is receiving a lot of buzz around his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, and not just for his prosthetic nose. Carell first came to our attention as the smug news anchor in Bruce Almighty, before really hitting it big with roles in Anchorman and The 40 Year-old Virgin, as well as starring in the Us version of The Office.
Verbinski on the other hand, has had a versatile career that has taken in huge Hollywood blockbuster franchises in the form of Pirates Of The Caribbean, slapstick farce in Mousehunt, and horror in the remake of The Ring. Although not much else is known about this upcoming project, it will be scripted by Steve Conrad, the man who wrote this year’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Vancouver - It's no wonder that Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and James Franco finish each other's sentences. The former two grew up together in Vancouver, have collaborated on scripts since they were 12 years old. Rogen produced and co-starred in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," which filmed 10 years ago; it also cast James Franco, the first of many creative starts for the two of them. For 2013's "This Is The End," Goldberg and Rogen co-directed, Rogen and Franco co-starred -- the same as the setup to forthcoming comedy "The Interview." "Basically until [Sony Pictures] saw 'This is the End, we didn’t know if they’d let us direct another movie," Rogen explained. "So, once they saw it, they decided they would let us direct another movie." Goldberg and Rogen headed back home to Vancouver to shoot much of this action-oriented flick, with the story set mostly in North Korea. Franco with them -- »
- Katie Hasty
Before films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin made him the new king of big-screen comedy, Judd Apatow was best known for small-screen cult faves like Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. He took a step back into TV a couple of years ago with Lena Dunham’s Girls, and now he’s taking another with Love. The new comedy […]
- Angie Han
Netflix has today agreed a deal with Judd Apatow — creative mind behind such comedy hits as Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin — to secure his in-development TV show for a two-season run on the streaming service.
Entitled Love, the half-hour show will follow the relationship of Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Community’s Gillian Jacobs) as they each navigate the trials and tribulations of modern day life. Rust also helped pen the sought-after script, alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine scribe Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow himself.
“Judd Apatow has a unique comedic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful and shockingly frank — often at the same time,”“Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern-day comedy of manners. »
- Michael Briers
Gillian Jacobs will be in Love for the foreseeable future.
The Community star and Paul Rust (Super Fun Night) are set to star in Love, a half-hour comedy written by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls) and Rust that has scored a two-season commitment from Netflix.
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Jacobs and Rust will play Mickey and Gus in what the streaming service calls “an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.” The series will follow the couple as “they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, »
How much does Judd Apatow owe to Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play, “This Is Our Youth,” which opened Thursday at the Cort Theater, in its first Broadway engagement? The play has so many elements that were to become Apatow hallmarks: the awkward teenage sex (“Freaks and Geeks”), the vintage toy collection (“The 40 Year-Old Virgin”), the slacker abode (“Knocked Up”), and, of course, the drugs (all of the above). Lonergan was there first to document that odd, unnamed territory between school and a real life, which for his 25-year-old-ish character Dennis (Kieran Culkin in a Broadway debut that's a career breakthrough) may. »
- Robert Hofler
PepsiCo's Doritos brand is asking fans around the world to create a Doritos television advertisement for the chance to see their ads air for an audience of millions. Two winning ads will air for a global television audience with the creator of the ad that receives the most consumer votes winning a $1 million (U.S.) grand prize and a life-changing opportunity to work for a full year onsite as a contractor at Universal Pictures. For more than 100 years, Universal has created global hits from Jaws to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as well as the blockbuster films of the Jurassic Park, Fast & Furious, Bourne, Ted and Despicable Me series.  More eligibility details and official rules are available at doritos.com.
This opportunity for aspiring filmmakers around the world is part of the ninth installment of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. Since it began in 2007, the annual contest has invited consumers »
From Brian Fantana to Crap Bag (aka Mike), Paul Rudd has played some brilliant characters on both the big and small screen. The Anchorman star comes to cinema and video on-demand once again this Friday, September 5th in the romantic comedy They Came Together, and to celebrate the release we take a look at some of his best comedic roles.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Paul Rudd played the character of Andy in the comedy directed by David Wain about an 80’s American summer camp. It’s the last day of camp so the staff and campers are all determined to resolve their unfinished business. The cast included Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon and even They Came Together co-star Amy Poehler.
In the iconic comedy series Friends, Paul Rudd played the character of Mike Hannigan who appeared in a total of 19 episodes. After falling for the quirky Phoebe, the pair »
- David Agnew
Those who are already familiar with the story of millionaire John du Pont and Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz will already know that upcoming biographical drama Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell as the former and Channing Tatum as the latter, won’t be a happy-go-lucky kind of sports movie. Those who saw Carell’s name attached and were hoping for something along the lines of Cool Runnings should probably look elsewhere.
Carell is best known for his comedic roles in movies like The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman, but he’s also done his fair share of straight acting, perhaps most notably in the 2006 drama Little Miss Sunshine. In Foxcatcher Carell looks almost unrecognizable in the role of du Pont, and the film has already received a great deal of praise in early reviews.
The first teaser trailer for Foxcatcher had a distinctly foreboding tone and the second was even ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.
Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.
And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »
- Brian Welk
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