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Top 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthday

16 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Top 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthdayTop 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthdayAmanda Wood7/16/2016 10:00:00 Am

There is no shortage of funny actors in Hollywood, with people making the leap from places like Saturday Night Live and Second City to the big screen on an almost daily basis.

However, there is nobody quite like Will Ferrell in the business. Going from the funniest guy on SNL to the funniest guy on the big screen isn’t always an easy transition, but Ferrell has proven that his skills are suitable for more than just sketch comedy. Don’t get us wrong, we loved him on SNL, but we’re thankful we get to experience longer-form Ferrell as well.

Today, Will Ferrell turns 49 years old. We’re not sure how he’ll be celebrating, but we hope it involves a huge party reminiscent of Old School, »

- Amanda Wood

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Tickled Review

25 June 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wild, weird documentaries are easy to come by these days; just poke around Netflix for a while and you’ll run into a bevy of them within a matter of moments (there’s one about a pelican on a bridge that’s a doozy). Few, however, are as bizarre and absurdly riveting as Tickled, a well-made journalism doc that investigates a network of underground tickling competitions. It’s an ostensibly giggle-inducing idea, but what’s found upon viewing is a hidden world so unsettling, corrupt and dangerous it’ll give you nightmares about personal violation and abuse that goes far deeper than a few pokes to the belly.

Our guide is New Zealand entertainment journalist and reporter David Farrier, who prefaces the film by saying he’s “made a career of looking at the weird and bizarre side of life.” Whatever oddities he’s seen in his line of work »

- Bernard Boo

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8 powerfully effective voice-overs in modern movies

7 June 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sometimes funny, often poignant, narration can be hugely effective when deployed successfully. Ryan picks a few great examples...

“God help you if you use voice-over in your work my friends! God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can use narration to explain the thoughts of a character.”

So says screenwriting coach Robert McKee in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, Adaptation. Well, not the real screenwriting coach Robert Mckee, but the one played in superbly aggressive style by actor Brian Cox, who stomps about on stage at a writing seminar like an angry bull. Brilliantly, McKee’s condemnation of voice-overs interrupts the interior thoughts, as narrated by Nicolas Cage’s fictionalised version of Charlie Kaufman - a terminally anxious screenwriter with an Everest-sized case of writer’s block.

It’s an example of the quirky, hall-of-mirrors kind of humour that courses through Adaptation, »

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[Tribeca Review] King Cobra

19 April 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Throw Boogie Nights, Shooting Porn, Downloading Nancy, and Party Monster in a blender, add some cocaine, a scope of whey protein and squirt of lube and you’ve got the unexpectedly fun King Cobra. Inspired by a true story, the sophomore feature from writer-director Justin Kelly is a darkly comic tale set in the wake of Katrina, a piece of background information that informs the lack of smart phones, high-speed mobile data, and prevalence of primitive HD video in an otherwise timeless tale of creepy older men taking advantage of younger objects of desire.

Pitting two rival gay porn producers vying for the hot new thing, Brent Corrigan (Garrett Clayton), against each other, King Cobra is a lurid piece of business that, at times, goes gleefully over the top while lacking the kind of gut punch you might expect in the film’s third act. It’s more or less »

- John Fink

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Making a Murderer Filmmakers Talk Second Installment of Netflix Documentary Series

29 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More episodes of Making a Murderer might be on the way. Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spoke at a Stranger Than Fiction panel in New York on Thursday and revealed that they've had conversations with Kathleen Zellner - Steven Avery's new lawyer - about continuing to film the process, Variety reports. They added that they're also still recording phone calls and conversations with Steven Avery. "From our perspective this story is obviously not over," Ricciardi said on Thursday. "It's real life and [Avery's and Brendan Dassey's] cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan's case. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Making a Murderer Filmmakers Talk Second Installment of Netflix Documentary Series

29 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More episodes of Making a Murderer might be on the way. Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spoke at a Stranger Than Fiction panel in New York on Thursday and revealed that they've had conversations with Kathleen Zellner - Steven Avery's new lawyer - about continuing to film the process, Variety reports. They added that they're also still recording phone calls and conversations with Steven Avery. "From our perspective this story is obviously not over," Ricciardi said on Thursday. "It's real life and [Avery's and Brendan Dassey's] cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan's case. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Making A Murderer Filmmakers Still Interested In A Sequel

28 February 2016 1:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the moment Making a Murderer debuted on Netflix late last year, it turned into a cultural phenomenon. While the buzz surrounding it has died down considerably in the past month or so, the filmmakers behind the gripping documentary series are still hoping to do a follow up of some kind.

Speaking at the Stranger Than Fiction panel at New York’s IFC Center, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who spent almost 10 years putting together Making a Murderer, stated that they hope to continue documenting the case, as it’s far from over:

“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said. “It’s real life and (Avery and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan’s release »

- Mark Cassidy

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‘Making a Murderer’ Filmmakers Eye Second Installment of Netflix Series

26 February 2016 3:11 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The filmmakers behind “Making a Murderer” have taken preliminary steps to produce new installments for Netflix’s true-crime documentary series.

During a Stranger Than Fiction panel discussion at New York’s IFC Center on Thursday, “Making a Murderer” directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said that they have spoken to Steven Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, about the prospect of filming and have continued to record their conversations with Avery. The 10-part “Making a Murderer” docu series revolved around questions about the judicial process behind Avery’s 2005 conviction for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, as well as the related convictions of his nephew Brendan Dassey.

“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said. “It’s real life and (Avery’s and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We »

- Addie Morfoot

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Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2016 programme

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to host 60 UK premieres, including Time Out Of Mind [pictured] starring Richard Gere and Disney’s Zootropolis.

Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) has announced its full programme for its upcoming 12th edition, running Feb 17-28.

This year’s festival will host 60 UK premieres, 59 Scottish premieres, four European premieres and three world premieres among its line-up of 174 films. As previously announced, it will be bookended by the UK premieres of Hail, Caesar! and Anomalisa.

Richard Gere will attend Glasgow for the UK premiere of his new film Time Out Of Mind, while other guests include Ben Wheatley for the Scottish premiere of High-Rise, Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer for the UK premiere of The Forest, Joachim Trier for the UK premiere of Louder Than Bombs, veteran director Peter Greenaway and stuntman Vic Armstrong.

“The festival keeps moving forward, with new developments like our Industry Focus conference, whilst also maintaining our roots as an audience-focused festival where everyone can come »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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