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Coming from David Wain the director of Role Models, here is the new poster for Wanderlust. The comedy stars the always likeable Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston as George and Linda, who decide to live an alternative lifestyle on a rural commune after losing their jobs in the recession. For me, Role Models while having a few decent laughs, never really hit the laughter highs of Rudd’s roles in the likes of I Love You Man, Knocked Up or Our Idiot Brother. So hopefully director Wain and star Rudd’s re-teaming will hit the funny bone more frequent than their previous film promised.
- Craig Hunter
Seth Rogen has come a long way from the days of Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. After Judd Apatow helped turn him into a full-blown movie star with Knocked Up, Rogen continued to build up his resume as a producer and writer until Sony handed him the keys to his first tentpole film with The Green Hornet. While some would question the end result of that project, it certainly hasn't hurt his career. Next year he will take his first stab at directing with Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, and now Disney has come knocking at his door as well. According to Variety, they have recruited Rogen to produce and possibly star in a new spy comedy called The B Team. The B Team, not to be confused with the Will Ferrell / Mark Wahlberg comedy that was eventually retitled to The Other Guys, is a project that has been »
Actor Jonah Hill lived rent-free while shooting 21 Jump Street in New Orleans, Louisiana as Brad Pitt offered up his home to him after they starred together in Moneyball. Jonah started filming the new movie adaptation of the 1980s TV show not long after completing baseball flick Moneyball with Brad, and the 48-year-old was happy to hand over the keys to his empty New Orleans house to his new friend. Hill , 28, told comedian Jon Stewart: "Brad is the coolest guy. It sucks because he's so handsome... You don't wanna like him so much! "I was shooting (21 Jump Street) in New Orleans, and he let me live in his house. He said, 'Go live there!' I said, 'I'm there for three-and-a-half, four months', and he said, 'That's cool. Live at my house.' Like, he's the nicest guy." But the Knocked Up star admits he felt bad for tourists visiting »
He is a modern comedy legend after roles in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad and as always the likeable Seth Rogen likes to be seen taking a ‘hands on’ approach with the projects he is involved with. Whether he’s acting, writing, producing or all three, the likes of those three classics along with this years The Green Hornet and especially ‘cancer comedy’ 50/50, Rogen’s plaudits are worthy of the man.
Now it appears the Apatow regular will produce and possibly star in spy comedy ‘The B Team’, currently in development at Disney. Disney have been working on the project for over three years and the plot follows a top secret agent who kidnapped by his nemesis. It is left up to his technical team, researchers and ‘lab rats’ to devise a plan and help save him.
- Craig Hunter
Seth Rogen is about to accept his own impossible mission.
The "Green Hornet" himself is set to go undercover as he's signed on to produce and possibly star in Disney's new spy comedy, "The B Team," according to Variety.
"The B Team" tells the tale of a kidnapped secret agent whose only hope for rescue lies in his support team of technicians and research assistants -- kind of like if gadgets specialist Q had to rescue James Bond. All other details of the script by Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman are currently classified.
This sounds like the perfect starring vehicle for Rogen, as we're assuming he would be playing one of the tech geeks who suddenly has to be a field agent. Then again, he did pretty well as the Green Hornet, so he could probably play the kidnapped spy, too.
Rogen is actually no stranger to producing, as he's »
- Bryan Enk
The project has been in development at Disney since July 2008 when the studio acquired a pitch from writers Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman. The story centers on a spy who is captured, and must rely on his tech support and research team to rescue him.
No production schedule was given for The B Team. »
Actor Seth Rogen is set to launch a new comedy show to raise money for an Alzheimer's awareness charity.
The show, planned for 13 January in Los Angeles, will feature musical performances and sets by stand-up comedians and Rogen hopes to turn the event into an annual occurrence. »
Washington, Dec 21: Katherine Heigl has revealed that she was dropped by her own publicist in 2008 following a string of bad press as she consistently exhibited "diarrhea of the mouth".
She then infuriated a number of her TV co-stars soon afterwards by insisting that she didn't deserve an Emmy Award for her work on 'Grey's Anatomy' because her character "had no material worthy to submit".
Heigl's publicist worked overtime to repair the damage the comments had done. »
- Amith Ostwal
So far, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has done very well in the box office, drawing in over $266 million domestically and $647 million across the world, but its numbers still haven't quite caught up with predecessors The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (though it is expected Breaking Dawn - Part 1 will come in somewhere around $700 million over all). Still, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has claimed one box office record for its own. According to Box Office Mojo, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is the highest-grossing pregnancy movie of all time, coming in above the previous leaders like Knocked Up, Juno, and Father of the Bride Part II. In fact, Part 1 has nearly doubled the numbers brought in by the previous leader Knocked . »
Director/producer Judd Apatow kept his recent Golden Globes nomination a secret from his family as he didn't want to overshadow his daughter's birthday celebrations.
The Knocked Up filmmaker's latest movie, Bridesmaids, which he co-produced, will compete for the Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy prize at the upcoming ceremony, but Apatow admits he didn't share the happy news straight away.
He explains to People.com, "(It) was my daughter Maude's 14th birthday, so I didn't tell anyone in my family about the nomination. I didn't want to distract from our morning festivities. I thought it would be rude to make it all about me... I'll celebrate (later) when it's daddy's time to shine. The nomination is completely unexpected. It's very fun." »
Aside from a few honors of the Teen Choice and MTV Movie variety, newly minted Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe nominee Jonah Hill is an awards virgin -- which makes this year's lead-up to the Oscars particularly exciting for the actor, who earlier this year impressed critics with his role in Moneyball as Brad Pitt's Ivy League-educated, number-crunching Oakland A's wingman. The role, like his 2010 titular turn in Cyrus, was a welcome departure from the wise-cracking characters audiences have grown accustomed to seeing him play, from the early days of Knocked Up and Superbad to last weekend's The Sitter. Next up, Hill uses his sarcastic charm to crack down on a high school drug ring in the March 16 feature adaptation of 21 Jump Street, which Hill also wrote and produced. »
We may be reaching a saturation point with zombies, but how would you like a taste of animated zombies? Laika, the animation studio that brought Neil Gaiman’s Coraline to animated life, is bringing zombies to life in a different light than we’re used to with their new family horror feature film, ParaNorman.
This stop-motion animation film is “about a young boy who can see the dead and must protect his town from a zombie invasion.” ParaNorman makes zombies family-friendly with a mixture of comedy and stop-motion-style thrills. Check out the new UK trailer for ParaNorman below!
International Trailer: ParaNorman
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In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Seth Rogen is set to host the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which will take place on the 25th February in Santa Monica. A press release from Film Independent has revealed that Rogen will do his best to bring laughs on stage in his first ever act as a host of an awards ceremony.
Though Rogen isn’t known for his hosting skills, his resume of films including Knocked Up, The 40-year Old Virgin and Pineapple Espress are proof enough of his comedic skill and presence. His work on Funny People also had him writing jokes and bringing the funny to audiences in real comedy clubs.
With the list of nominees being reveled last month, there is also a chance that Rogen will end up with an award by the end of the night. The movie 50/50, of which he is executive producer, is up for Best Feature among other movies such as Drive, »
- Tina Baraga
Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox/ credit: Jessica Miglio David Gordon Green loves talking about movies. He loves watching movies too. Most of all, Green loves making them. That wasn't always the case. After 4 critically acclaimed indie films, which included George Washington (2000), All The Real Girls (2003), Undertow (2004), and Snow Angels (2008), Green grew tired of having to kill himself for financing only to have minuscule audiences see his films. After making Snow Angels, starring Sam Rockwell - who would also play a role in The Sitter - Green found himself hanging out on the set of Knocked Up and becoming chummy with Judd Apatow and company. Running with that crowd resulted in a major change in his storytelling approach, and the first product of the new Green wave was Pineapple Express (2008), a mainstream comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. That movie's success paid for Your Highness (2011), which was »
The end of last month brought the list of nominees for the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards honoring the best in independent film, and now we know who will act as master of ceremonies and hand out the awards on February 25th in Santa Monica. A press release from Film Independent has revealed that Seth Rogen (who stars in the nominated film 50/50) will try to bring the laughs on stage for the awards ceremony which will eventually be broadcast later that same day at 10/9c on IFC. Rogen has presented at various awards ceremonies before, but this will be his first time acting as host for an event. Though Rogen isn't known for his stand-up or hosting skills, his work on Funny People had him writing jokes and bringing the funny to actual audiences in real comedy clubs. Plus, his work in other Apatow films like Knocked Up, The »
- Ethan Anderton
 If CBS' 2 Broke Girls didn't quite prove to be edgy enough for you, perhaps HBO's thematically similar new series Girls will fit the bill. Created by Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture) and executive produced by Dunham, Judd Apatow, and Jenni Konner, the comedy follows a group of 20something women -- aspiring writer Hannah (Dunham) and her BFFs (Jemima Kirke from Tiny Furniture and Brian Williams' daughter Allison Williams) -- as they struggle to make it in the big city. Watch the first trailer after the jump. [via Vulture ] Tiny Furniture and Knocked Up may appear to have rather different sensibilities on the surface, but judging by this 47-second teaser, Apatow and Dunham actually seem to bring out the best in each other. Girls looks a great deal peppier and more laugh-out-loud funny than Tiny Furniture was, without sacrificing any of the bracing candor that made that film worth watching. "I’ve never seen »
- Angie Han
Laika Entertainment has debuted the third full length trailer for the upcoming 3D stop-motion animated supernatural horror-comedy: ParaNorman. Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell (Flushed Away), and starring the voices of Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Casey Affleck (Ocean’s Eleven), Jeff Garlin [...]
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- Allan Ford
Five years ago, I was writing about film in Boston when I had the opportunity to meet for lunch with a few young actors who were in town to promote a little comedy that they had just made and hoped that people would check out. Those young actors were Christopher Mintz-Plasse (a complete unknown making his big screen debut), Michael Cera (best known at the time for his work on TV’s Arrested Development), and Jonah Hill (who was also starring that summer in the hit comedy Knocked Up). Their film, of course, was Superbad, which became a massive hit and turned the three of them into movie stars — at least for a while.
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- Scott Feinberg
Five years ago, I was writing about film in Boston when I had the opportunity to meet for lunch with a few young actors who were in town to promote a little comedy that they had just made and hoped that people would check out. Those young actors were Christopher Mintz-Plasse (a complete unknown making his big screen debut), Michael Cera (best known at the time for his work on TV's Arrested Development), and Jonah Hill (who was also starring that summer in the hit comedy Knocked Up) and that film, of course, was Superbad, which a massive hit and
- Scott Feinberg
Screen Rant’s Ben Kendrick reviews The Sitter
Despite a couple of memorable dramatic performances (see: Moneyball and Cyrus), Jonah Hill remains, largely (no pun), a go-to raunch-comedy player. Ever since his 2004 big screen introduction in David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees, Hill has built a high-profile career out of one awkward underdog character after another.
We’ve seen the actor portray an everyman in a variety of situations – high school student (Superbad), lazy slacker (Knocked Up), as well as record company intern (Get Him to the Greek). However, in The Sitter, Hill engages in one of his most over-the-top adventures yet – a night of babysitting that includes impressionable children, cherry bombs, cocaine dealers, gang-bangers, and an ill-fated “shart.” But do all of the irreverent hijinks add-up to a ...
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- Ben Kendrick
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