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Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’

21 June 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A year ago, most people would have assumed that Ben Stiller was in director’s jail, suffering from the critical and commercial failure of “Zoolander 2,” in which he also starred. Instead, he went to television. Holed up in his Red Hour Films studio in Los Angeles, Stiller’s currently developing the Showtime miniseries “Escape From Dannemora,” with the intention of directing all eight episodes. And when he takes a break, it’s not for another “Night at the Museum” movie. He’s heading to a film festival.

For over 20 years, the Nantucket Film Festival has benefited from the support of Stiller and his famous family, including his parents Jerry Stiller and late mother Anne Meara, emphasizing two areas that Ben Stiller knows well: Comedy and screenwriting. At Nantucket, he regularly hosts the All-Star Comedy Roundtable — but this year, perhaps signaling his shift in focus, he’s hosting the Screenwriter Tribute, which will honor “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

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Tom McCarthy for me epitomizes the kind of smart and emotional character-oriented storyteller that movie industry needs today,” he said in an interview ahead of the festival. “I think it’s important — in this day of huge, effects-driven franchises — to support and celebrate human stories that don’t center on aliens or robots.”

Much of Stiller’s recent work reflects that ethos. In May, he appeared in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Collected”), a well-received dramedy that marked his first collaboration with the filmmaker since “While We Were Young.” It was a welcome return to one of the best actor-director relationships in Stiller’s filmography, one that taps into his penchant for affable klutzes without devolving into cheap jokes.

“I’m happy someone is making the edgy, character-oriented dramas and comedies that are the kinds of movies I grew up watching,” Stiller said. “I hope the studios will get with that program.”

In the meantime, he has embraced the changing landscape: His next starring role comes with “Brad’s Status,” writer-director Mike White’s new Amazon-produced feature, and “The Meyerowitz Stories” will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Like a lot of people, he’s not thrilled with Netflix’s day-and-date model, which minimizes the theatrical life of its movies in favor of appealing home viewers. “I love movies and want to see those kinds of movies in the theater,” he said, but acknowledged the realities of a marketplace that has increasingly allowed for more sophisticated storytelling with the new digital platforms — and, again, television. “Most of our projects are smaller budget and independent-oriented,” he said, addressing the productions currently being developed at Red Hour. “It’s harder to get those movies made now. Thankfully, television is a place for that now.”

He won’t directly acknowledge it, but the response to “Zoolander 2,” with its sophomoric humor and at least one broad joke that offended the Lgbtq community, seems to have driven him back to the more substantial side of his career. Stiller’s been through career crises — cult hit “The Cable Guy” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” weren’t exactly blockbuster successes — but this time, he has a range of work in the pipeline that taps into his penchant for more dramatic fare. “Escape from Dannemora,” which focuses on the real-life prison break by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in upstate New York, suggests an underlying desire to exercise his filmmaking chops with serious, engaging material.

As a director, Stiller is more auteur than meets the eye. Starting with “Reality Bites” in 1994, he has continually focused on desperate, self-involved Americans driven to neurotic extremes by the boundaries that society places on them. That theme took on cartoonish extremes in the undervalued “Cable Guy” and an ambitious lyrical depth in “Walter Mitty,” while the first “Zoolander” turned the absurd competitive agendas of the fashion industry inside out. The sequel simply took that joke too far, but it may have been necessary to draw Stiller back to the kind of projects that suit him best. “I think I’m more interested in movies I can relate to on a personal level,” he said.

That has extended to his interest in new talent. Asked to single some of the rising filmmakers he admires, he started by citing young screenwriters — Michael Mitnik, whose Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed “The Current War” comes out later this year, and Isaac Adamson, whose Blacklist screenplay “Bubbles” (about Michael Jackson’s famous chimp) is currently being produced by Netflix. He’s also keen on the writing contributions to “Dannemora” by Brett Johnson, whose previous credits are primarily in television.

So where does that leave Stiller’s career in comedy? “Right now, we are in couples therapy,” he said. “But I am optimistic.”

The Nantucket Film Festival runs June 21 – 26.

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- Eric Kohn

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Rami Malek ('Mr. Robot')

19 June 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"For a long time I thought maybe that would be it," says Rami Malek, the American actor of Egyptian descent, of the stereotypical roles to which he was limited early in his career — an Egyptian king (2006's Night at the Museum), an Iraqi insurgent (2005's Over There), an Islamic-American terrorist (a 2010 episode of Fox's 24), an Egyptian vampire (2012's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2) and the list goes on. "But," he adds, as we sit down at his publicist's office in New York, where he currently is »

- Scott Feinberg

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Rami Malek ('Mr. Robot')

19 June 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"For a long time I thought maybe that would be it," says Rami Malek, the American actor of Egyptian descent, of the stereotypical roles to which he was limited early in his career — an Egyptian king (2006's Night at the Museum), an Iraqi insurgent (2005's Over There), an Islamic-American terrorist (a 2010 episode of Fox's 24), an Egyptian vampire (2012's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2) and the list goes on. "But," he adds, as we sit down at his publicist's office in New York, where he currently is »

- Scott Feinberg

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The Cannonball Run relaunch finds its director and writers

14 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is revving its engines on The Cannonball Run, with the studio is talks with director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence) and screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum).

Described as a “relaunch” of the series rather than a remake, the new film is being produced by Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and will once again focus on the legendary illegal cross-country race. Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen was previously attached to write and direct the film, but has left for unspecified reasons.

The first Cannonball Run movie was released in 1981, and was followed by sequels in 1984 and 1989. The original film featured an all-star cast which included the likes of Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jackie Chain, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Stranger Things’: Shawn Levy On The Show’s Origins, A ‘Darker’ Season Two And Franchise Possibilities [Emmys Podcast]

13 June 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Shawn Levy has had an incredible year. As a director, Levy is best known for family-friendly hits such as the “Night at the Museum” and “Cheaper By The Dozen” franchises. As a producer, Levy’s career has taken a remarkable turn. His staff discovered and he shepherded the Duffer Bros.’ “Stranger Things,” a Netflix series that became a pop culture phenomenon over the past year.

Continue reading ‘Stranger Things’: Shawn Levy On The Show’s Origins, A ‘Darker’ Season Two And Franchise Possibilities [Emmys Podcast] at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Movie News: 'Cannonball Run' Ready for Relaunch; Watch 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' TV Spot

13 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Cannonball Run: Rawson Dawson Thurber (Central Intelligence) is in negotiations to direct a new version of The Cannonball Run. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, known for the Night at the Museum series, are also in negotiations to write the script. Featuring an all-star cast, the 1981 original (above) was inspired by a real-life cross-country auto race and spawned two sequels; a new version has been in development for years. The aim is to launch a new franchise. [Deadline]    Dock: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton, above) will star in Dock. It's based on the true story of professional baseball player Dock Ellis, who pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while high on LSD, something that was not revealed until 10 years later. Ice Cube, Jackson...

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Movie News: 'Cannonball Run' Ready for Re-launch; Watch 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' TV Spot

13 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Cannonball Run: Rawson Dawson Thurber (Central Intelligence) is in negotiations to direct a new version of The Cannonball Run. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, known for the Night at the Museum series, are also in negotiations to write the script. Featuring an all-star cast, the 1981 original (above) was inspired by a real-life cross-country auto race and spawned two sequels; a new version has been in development for years. The aim is to launch a new franchise. [Deadline]    Dock: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton, above) will star in Dock. It's based on the true story of professional baseball player Dock Ellis, who pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while high on LSD, something that was not revealed until 10 years later. Ice Cube, Jackson...

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- Peter Martin

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’Cannonball Run’ Reboot: Warner Bros. Taps ‘Dodgeball’ Director for New Take on Hal Needham Films

13 June 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warner Bros. is gearing up for a “Cannonball Run” reboot, with “Dodgeball” director Rawson Thurber and “Reno 911” creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant in talks to direct and write, reports Deadline.

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The project will relaunch the franchise begun by Hal Needham’s “The Cannonball Run” in 1981, a slapdash comedy starred Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and many other stars of the time. The Fox release was universally panned by critics, but was one of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Warner Bros. followed that up in 1984 with “Cannonball Run II,” and Orion released a third film, “Speed Zone,” in 1989. The franchise centers around a cross-country car race, inspired by a real race that took place throughout the 1970’s.

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- Jude Dry

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Movie News: 'Cannonball Run' Ready for Relaunch; Watch 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' TV Spot

13 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Cannonball Run: Rawson Dawson Thurber (Central Intelligence) is in negotiations to direct a new version of The Cannonball Run. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, known for the Night at the Museum series, are also in negotiations to write the script. Featuring an all-star cast, the 1981 original (above) was inspired by a real-life cross-country auto race and spawned two sequels; a new version has been in development for years. The aim is to launch a new franchise. [Deadline] ...

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‘Cannonball Run’ Revving: Rawson Thurber In Talks To Direct, Lennon & Garant To Write Script

12 June 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Warner Bros is negotiating with Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant to write and Rawson Thurber to direct a relaunch of the Cannonball Run franchise. Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer (Vikings) are producing. Studio set this up last year, originally intending for Etan Cohen to both write and direct. Lennon & Garant wrote the Night At The Museum franchise. Thurber helmed Dodgeball and Central Intelligence and will next team with Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper for… »

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Shawn Levy, 21 Laps Execs Detail Company’s Dramatic Evolution — Produced By

11 June 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Typecasting happens behind the camera as often as it does in front of it. Shawn Levy, whose brand as a Hollywood director was typified by family blockbusters like Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum, wanted the production company those hits yielded, 21 Laps, to be much more than a vehicle for him to crank out more of the same. "I know what it feels like to be perceived as limited in what you do," Levy told moderator Pete Hammond of Deadline on Sunday during a… »

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Shawn Levy, 21 Laps Execs Detail Company’s Dramatic Evolution — Produced By

11 June 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Typecasting happens behind the camera as often as it does in front of it. Shawn Levy, whose brand as a Hollywood director was typified by family blockbusters like Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum, wanted the production company those hits yielded, 21 Laps, to be much more than a vehicle for him to crank out more of the same. "I know what it feels like to be perceived as limited in what you do," Levy told moderator Pete Hammond of Deadline on Sunday during a… »

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This Hollywood star couple announce split after 17 years of marriage

27 May 2017 2:22 AM, PDT | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

Hollywood actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have officially announced that they are separating after 17 years of marriage. Ben Stiller is popularly known for his works in films like Meet The Fockers, Night At The Museum series and Zoolander series.

Ben and Taylor have jointly released a statement on Friday announcing their split. They were married 17 years back in May 2000 and the couple have two children. There statement is as follows:

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our »

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Tom Holland play young Nathan Drake in the long-awaited Uncharted film

22 May 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

In a weekend that has already provided one surprisingly but very exciting bit of casting – Tom Hardy playing Venom in the new Sony/Marvel universe film – we now have another one and it’s strangely connected to the Spider-Man universe as well with news that Tom Holland is set to play Nathan Drake in the long-gestating Uncharted film, says Deadline.

Based on the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog, the big-screen adaptation has been in development for many years through many different iterations but now the film is seemingly moving forward after securing Holland’s services for the lead role. And while you may be forgiven for thinking that the British actor is too young for the role, the film version has evolved into a prequel to the video game series with Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) in the director’s chair.

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- Scott Davis

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The 5 Highest Grossing Movie Stars Not in a Star Wars or Superhero Movie

13 May 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Samuel Brace on the five highest-grossing movie stars not in a Star Wars or superhero movie…

Film’s landscape has changed dramatically over the years – as is to be expected. Gone is the age of the traditional American movie, the sweeping drama, the movie star led original tale that could drive audiences to cinemas just to get a glimpse of their face. We have since transitioned into the age of tent-poles; the franchise movie is now the dominant force at the box office, and leading the march are sub genres like the superhero movie, along with mega franchises like Star Wars. And all this got me thinking, just where are all the movie stars? Do they exist anymore? A train of thought that led to a little investigating into just who are the highest grossing movie stars in Us domestic history that haven’t appeared in a superhero or Star Wars movie. »

- Samuel Brace

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Alan Silvestri Receives Icon Honor at Bmi Film, TV and Visual Awards

11 May 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran film composer Alan Silvestri received the Icon Award before a cheering crowd of composers and songwriters at the annual Film, TV and Visual-Media Awards of Broadcast Music Inc. (Bmi) Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Silvestri, the Oscar-nominated composer of “Forrest Gump,” Grammy winner for “Cast Away” and an Emmy winner for “Cosmos,” ascended the stage to the strains of “Back to the Future,” his most famous movie theme. His nearly 100 other films include “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Night at the Museum,” “The Croods” ” and “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

“I did my first film in 1972, so it’s been 45 years,” Silvestri told Variety prior to the awards ceremony. “I never thought I would do this,” he said, referring to a career scoring movies. “I’m really looking at tonight as a chance to publicly thank a small group of people who have been so instrumental in my being here. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Space Between Us Blu-ray

9 May 2017 7:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Star-crossed lovers find their place in the universe together in The Space Between Us. The movie landed on Digital HD May 2nd  and will be on Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand May 16 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Discover young romance and the beauty of Earth, starring Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game; Hugo), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland; The Longest Ride), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy; the Harry Potter franchise), and Carla Gugino (Sin City; San Andreas).

Now you can own The Space Between Us Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Five copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie featuring Gary Oldman? (mine is True Romance!). It’s so easy!

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- Tom Stockman

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The Space Between Us – Starring Asa Butterfield Now on Digital HD – On Blu-ray & DVD May 16th

3 May 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Star-crossed lovers find their place in the universe together in The Space Between Us. The movie landed on Digital HD May 2nd  and will be on Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand May 16 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Discover young romance and the beauty of Earth, starring Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game; Hugo), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland; The Longest Ride), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy; the Harry Potter franchise), and Carla Gugino (Sin City; San Andreas).

Two worlds. One connection. Embark on an extraordinary mission through space to find love and experience our planet like never before in the romantic adventure, The Space Between Us, arriving on Digital HD on May 2, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand onMay 16, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Gary Oldman (The Dark Night Rises,Harry Potter), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo), Carla Gugino (Night At The Museum, “Wayward Pines”), Britt Robertson (A Dog’s Purpose, »

- Tom Stockman

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Exclusive: Clip From ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ Starring ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek

27 April 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of the more exciting and unconventional leading men to emerge in recent years is Rami Malek. The actor’s been a familiar face for a while — first popping up in “Night At The Museum” over 10 years ago — and turned heads with small roles in films like “The Master,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and “Short Term 12” about five years back, but he became an unexpected star with the success of USA’s drama “Mr.

Continue reading Exclusive: Clip From ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ Starring ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek at The Playlist. »

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Albert Einstein, Comedy Icon? 9 Examples of How Film and TV Depict His Lighter Side

25 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The legacy of Albert Einstein cannot be overstated — even when we take the scientist’s accomplishments for granted, he’s one of our planet’s most famous pop culture figures, recognizable across generations. The way he’s been depicted on screen has ranged from well-researched takes on the man’s life, such as Nat Geo Channel’s new anthology series “Genius,” premiering today, to, shall we say, somewhat more out-there fare.

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Below are some of the most notable examples we found featuring the great scientist depicted in a less-than-serious state. What’s interesting about looking at all of these examples together is how on the one hand, Einstein as an icon has been utilized for the sake of comedy for decades now. But when film or TV choose to engage with the reality of the man himself, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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