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Adam McKay is an American filmmaker who is best know for the movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)”Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Step Brothers” (2008) and “The Other Guys” (2010) among others. He’s a talented filmmaker who has directed multiple movies with Will Ferrell, but here are five things that you didn’t know about him. He co-writes with Will Ferrell The two have had extensive professional work together. McKay has co-written four films with Ferrell in addition to directing him. McKay is also a comedian who gets it when it comes to the creative genius
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Adam McKay »
- Nat Berman
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Charity Campaign of the Day: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Justin Long, Christine Taylor and others reunite for a Dodgeball follow-up for a good cause in this funny video for Omaze: Movie Comparison of the Day: Everyone knows how Cars is like a remake of Doc Hollywood, but Couch Tomato shows it's also the same movie as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby: Franchise Recap of the Day: It's been a while since the Harry Potter movies were released and you might be hazy about what happens in them, so here's a rapped recap of the whole series: Cosplay of the Day: Among the movies represented...
- Christopher Campbell
Updated: After coming under fire, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revised its “clean version” initiative that allowed viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen of the studio’s films. Sony now says it won’t sell such movies if directors object.
“Our directors are of paramount importance to us and we want to respect those relationships to the utmost,” said Sphe president Man Jit Singh in a statement on Wednesday. “We believed we had obtained approvals from the filmmakers involved for use of their previously supervised television versions as a value added extra on sales of the full version. But if any of them are unhappy or have reconsidered, we will discontinue it for their films.” Related
Judd Apatow to Sony: ‘Shove the Clean Versions of Movies Up Your A–!’
Four hours after Sony’s announcement, the Directors Guild of America told Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that it’s »
- Dave McNary
Add Judd Apatow to the list of filmmakers and creators not too pumped about Sony Pictures’ newly announced “Clean Version” initiative. The filmmaker has issued a very colorful statement regarding the studio’s plan to offer edited — read: “clean” — versions of some of its titles on various streaming platforms. As Variety notes, these “Clean Versions” are the exact same ones used for broadcast TV or airline viewing, adding another weird wrinkle into the story.
Still, Apatow isn’t buying it, and he’s not alone.
The filmmaker took to Twitter yesterday to sound off on his thoughts on the plan, and they are, amusingly enough, the kind of thoughts that would definitely be edited out of a Clean Version of the Sony movie about this tweet.
This is absolute »
- Kate Erbland
The studio announced on June 7 that it was making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. The DGA said in a statement Tuesday that Sony is violating the guild’s master contract with the major studios.
“Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple,” the DGA said. “Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our Agreement. Throughout the years, the DGA has achieved hard-fought creative rights gains protecting our members from such practices. As creators of their films, directors »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has launched a “clean version” initiative allowing viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen Sony films.
The studio is making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.
Holy shit please don't do this to our movies. Thanks. https://t.co/0lpoESaIQd
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017
“Holy sh– please don’t do this to our movies. Thanks,” Rogen wrote.
“The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together,” Sony said. “Clean Version movies can be accessed with purchase of the theatrical versions.”
The films include all five versions of “Spider-Man” along with “50 First Dates, »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures is making headlines for the introduction of their new “Clean Version” initiative. The effort is an attempt to bring the edited versions of movies that air on broadcast television and airplanes without mature content in them to home viewers through streaming platforms like iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. So if you ever wanted to stream “Step Brothers” without any curse words or explicit material, then you’re in luck. We’re not sure why you would, though.
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Seth Rogen is equally baffled by the new initiative, the first round of which being released includes 24 films. Most of the titles are PG-13 and therefore won’t see too much of a dramatic edit, but that can’t be said for “Step Brothers,” which has to be the most head-scratching title included in the “Clean Version” project. »
- Zack Sharf
Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017
Judd Apatow becomes the latest to, er, 'have a word' about Sony's upcoming clean films plans...
A week after it was revealed that Sony is to offer a 'clean version' of many of its films, writer, producer and director Judd Apatow has become the latest to, well, 'have his say'...
This is absolute bullshit and @sony and @SonyPictures is gonna get hell for Fucking with our movies.Shove the clean versions up your asses! https://t.co/UhRUP0ZIlz
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 13, 2017
Furthermore, the Director's Guild Of America isn't keen on the idea either. It's issued a statement that reads:
"Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple. Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our Agreement. Throughout the years, the DGA »
Sony Pictures have announced that they are looking to make slightly cleaner versions of their more adult movies. The ‘Clean Version’ initiative will take a series of titles and make them more appropriate for younger viewers, and will be available on the VOD platforms including iTunes.
Launch titles include: 50 First Dates, Battle Of The Year, Big Daddy, Captain Phillips, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Easy A, Elysium, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Goosebumps, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Hancock, Inferno, Moneyball, Pixels, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and White House Down.
Sony have already launched CleanVersionMovies.com where more info can be found. The controversial move hopes to combat piracy – some third-parties have been known to re-edit movies taking all of the more adult content out of movies – with Sony being the first major studio to make the move. »
- Paul Heath
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched a new initiative today called Clean Version, which allows fans to watch versions of movies that have been edited and adapted for a wider family audience. The studio launched their first wave of 24 titles released under this initiative, many of which are not even R-rated, with PG-13 movies such as the original Spider-Man trilogy, the two Amazing Spider-Man movies and much more. These titles will be made available to purchase starting today on Digital HD through iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNow, with the Clean Version found in the Extras section of each movie, so fans will get both the original version and the Clean Version. Seth Rogen, who has a long standing relationship with the studio, thinks this is a horrible idea.
Sony Pictures launched this initiative through the website CleanVersionMovies.com, which includes the full list of titles and a trailer that you can see below, »
6 June 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A new home entertainment initiative at Sony Pictures offering "clean" versions of movies in hopes of appealing to a wider audience is already drawing the ire of some in Hollywood's creative community — namely, Seth Rogen.
The "Clean Version" project will make the broadcast TV or airline version of a title available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW. The initiative launches with 24 films, including Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, all of the Spider-Man movies and more serious fare such as Captain »
- Pamela McClintock,Mia Galuppo
The best kiss award is always one of the most anticipated moments of the MTV Movie Awards, and these nominees-turned-winners more than validated our excitement.
As we look forward to the 2017 awards on Sunday, May 7, which will include both film and television nominees for the first time ever, we’re reliving our favorite lip-locking celebrations.
In Cruel Intentions, Gellar and Blair earned their golden popcorn with a super-close-up make-out complete with a string of spit. “First of all I should just thank Sarah for all those hours of practice,” Blair joked during their acceptance speech. »
- Lydia Price
Author: Scott Davis
After the success of his previous venture into more dramatic territory with 2015’s The Big Short, for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, writer/director Adam McKay is in full pre-production on his next project, a biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney and has begun adding some impressive talent to his ranks.
Variety is reporting that McKay has lined up three Oscar nominees to take on three of the lead roles – The Big Short co-stars Christian Bale and Steve Carell and Arrival star Amy Adams. The site says that Bale will be taking on the lead role of Cheney while Adams playing his wife Lynne Cheney and Carell playing for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Certainly strange casting where Bale is concerned but if anyone can throw themselves into something, it’s the former Batman star.
- Scott Davis
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every sensible person loves a good sports movie. Hell, even people who can’t abide actual sport can’t fail to be roused by the Rocky overture or, um, The Mighty Ducks. An occupational hazard in a sports film, though, is the increased likelihood of a bone-crunching or leg-snapping injury, something that is never more clearly illustrated than in the brilliantly visceral, utterly absorbing boxing thriller Bleed For This, available digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD from March 27th courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, and as showcased in the below list of ‘look away now’ moments from sporting cinema:
Bleed For This (2016)
This underdog story starring Miles Teller as you’ve never seen before, documents one of sport’s most incredible comebacks. The film follows the cocky and sure footed Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who teams up with one of the sport’s most »
- The Hollywood News
14 items from 2017
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