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Dane Cook Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Comic

18 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Dane Cook is one of the most financially successful comics of all time -- he's also one of the most controversial.

Cook exploded onto the national scene with two certified platinum comedy albums and historic sold-out shows, though many people questioned the origin of several of his jokes. But whether you believe he's "stolen" material from other comics (like Louis C.K.) or not, there's little denying his talent and presence as a performer. With starring roles in "Good Luck Chuck"(2007) and "Dan In Real Life" (2007), Cook is no stranger to the silver screen. This summer, the comic/actor returns as the voice of Dusty Crophopper in "Planes: Fire & Rescue."

From his superhero audition to his embezzling brother, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Dane Cook.

1. Dane Cook was born March 18, 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Donna Jean Ford and George F. Cook.

2. Cook's family was Roman Catholic.

3. He »

- Jonny Black

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Brandon Routh And Dane Cook Topline 400 Days

9 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve learned that production is just now getting underway on 400 Days, a psychological sci-fi thriller that’s being led by Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Dane Cook (Dan In Real Life). Matt Osterman (Ghost From The Machine) penned the script and will also direct. Though 400 Days is a small project, early plot details definitely makes it sound like one worth keeping an eye on.

According to Deadline, 400 Days “centers on four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew’s mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation after all.”

Deep space travel is a very interesting subject for a film, and movies like Europa Report have proven that directors »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Steve Carell Set to Star in Inspiring True Story Priority List

19 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

If you are into Steve Carell news, and I know you are, here is something to wet your whistle. It looks like Carell is stepping over the comedy line again and entering the world of the drama. Warner Bros. has recently acquired the rights to the memoirs of David Menasche, titled The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons. Carell is set to produce and star in the film. Thanks to THR for the info. Here is their synopsis of the book:

In 2006, Menasche, then a Miami high school teacher, was told he only had a few months left to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He managed to extend his life via several surgeries and years of chemo but a seizure in 2012 ended his teaching career.

Menasche then decided to embark on a cross-country journey to reconnect with former students from his 15-year teaching career, »

- Billy Fisher

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Steve Carell Is On Warner Brothers’ Priority List

17 March 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steve Carell will star in an upcoming cancer drama from Warner Bros. titled Priority List. Based on the memoir of the same name, the film will find the comedic actor putting away the laughs to play David Menasche, a teacher who is diagnosed with brain cancer and given just a few months to live. He undergoes multiple surgeries to extend his life, but when a seizure ends his teaching career, he hits the road on a “cross-country journey to reconnect with former students, come to terms with his illness and learn to live fully in the present.”

Though he’s primarily known as being one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, Carell has done drama before, with more serious films like Dan in Real Life and Little Miss Sunshine. His most extensive foray into dramatic territory, however, will be in the upcoming Foxcatcher, in which he plays a schizophrenic murderer. »

- Matt Joseph

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Lawrence Sher Directing O' Lucky Day

6 March 2014 12:50 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Back in October we brought you the news that Peter Dinklage had signed up for a Bad Santa-like "R-rated leprechaun comedy". At the time the Paramount project was untitled and didn't have a director in place, but both those issues have now been rectified. The film is called O' Lucky Day, and the director will be Lawrence Sher.Sher is following Wally Pfister's recent form, seizing the director's chair following a successful career as a cinematographer. In particular, he's known for his association with Todd Phillips, acting as Dp on all three Hangover films and Due Date. He also shot Garden State, The ChumscrubberDan In Real Life, Paul and The Dictator. But it's not all indies and comedies: he recently contributed some additional photography to Godzilla. The only plot synopsis available for O' Lucky Day so far is that it involves Dinklage trying to pass himself off as a real leprechaun. »

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Redshirts: FX Adapting Book as Limited Series

17 February 2014 6:12 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

FX is creating a limited series based on John Scalzi’s 2012 comedic sci-fi novel, Redshirts.

The book, which won a Hugo Award, takes place in the 25th century. It follows five new recruits on the Starship Intrepid where crewmembers start dying at an alarming rate. They eventually figure out that their reality is mirroring a science fiction television show from the early 21st century.

According to Deadline, FX has teamed with veteran feature producer Jon Shestack (Dan In Real Life) and producer-director Ken Kwapis (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and his partner Alexandra Beattie to develop the series. A writer hasn't been hired yet but Kwapis is set to direct the first episode.

What do you think? Does this sound like a hit? Would you watch this series? »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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FX Developing Star Trek Inspired Redshirts Series

9 February 2014 8:54 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Trekkies around the world may have to wait a while longer before seeing Star Trek return to the small screen, but perhaps an adaptation of John Scalzi’s Hugo Award Winning novel Redshirts is the next best thing. Deadline is reporting that FX is developing a limited series based on Scalzi’s work, from producers John Shestack (Air Force One, Dan in Real Life), Ken Kwapis (The Office) and Alexandra Beattie (Outsourced). 

Anyone familiar with the original Trek series knows of the often tragic fates of the more, shall we say, disposable crew members of the USS Enterprise, who accompanied Captain Kirk and his crew as they visited strange new worlds. It became common knowledge that any crewman sent on an away mission wearing a red Starfleet uniform would surely be killed, and Scalzi’s novel examines that aspect of the show quite cleverly.

Here’s the description of the »

- James Garcia

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FX Developing Limited Series Based on John Scalzi's Sci-fi Novel 'Redshirts'

7 February 2014 1:39 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

FX has teamed up with producers Jon Shestack ("Dan in Real Life"), Ken Kwapis ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and Alexandra Beattie to bring "Redshirts," a comedic sci-fi novel published in 2012, to the small screen, Deadline reports. The futuristic "Redshirts," written by John Scalzi, follows a group of crew members aboard the Starship Intrepid who suddenly and mysteriously start dying. At first unsure of the cause of these deaths, the crew realize that their situation mirrors that of a certain 21st century science fiction television show. Essentially, their lives -- and deaths -- are following a TV plot. Kwapis is set to direct the premiere episode with Shestack and Beattie executive producing. Prior to "Redshirts," Kwapis and Beattie were working on the Showtime comedy "Happyish," put on hold following the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman who was cast as the lead. FX has been investing in limited series lately -- its upcoming "Fargo, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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FX Developing Limited Series Based on John Scalzi's Sci-fi Novel 'Redshirts'

7 February 2014 1:39 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

FX has teamed up with producers Jon Shestack ("Dan in Real Life"), Ken Kwapis ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and Alexandra Beattie to bring "Redshirts," a comedic sci-fi novel published in 2012, to the small screen, Deadline reports. The futuristic "Redshirts," written by John Scalzi, follows a group of crew members aboard the Starship Intrepid who suddenly and mysteriously start dying. At first unsure of the cause of these deaths, the crew realize that their situation mirrors that of a certain 21st century science fiction television show. Essentially, their lives -- and deaths -- are following a TV plot. Kwapis is set to direct the premiere episode with Shestack and Beattie executive producing. Prior to "Redshirts," Kwapis and Beattie were working on the Showtime comedy "Happyish," put on hold following the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman who was cast as the lead. FX has been investing in limited series lately -- its upcoming "Fargo, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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FX Adapting Sci-Fi Novel ‘Redshirts’ As Limited Series

7 February 2014 12:47 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: John Scalzi’s 2012 comedic sci-fi novel Redshirts is headed to the small screen. FX has teamed with veteran feature producer Jon Shestack (Dan In Real Life) and producer-director Ken Kwapis (Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants) and his partner Alexandra Beattie to develop a limited series based on the book, which won the 2013 Hugo Award. Search is underway for writers to pen the adaption, with Kwapis set to direct the opening episode. He, Shestack and Beattie executive produce. Set in the 25th century, Redshirts follows the adventures of five new recruits on the Starship Intrepid who come to realize that the ship’s crewmembers are dying at an alarming rate. Their investigation leads to the mind-bending discovery that a science fiction television show, produced in the early 21st century, has somehow “intruded” upon their reality and “warped” it. In other words, the lives of the crew are following the course »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2007

4 February 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 06:08

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2007, and another 25 overlooked gems...

For some reason, the number three was a common factor in several blockbuster movies of 2007. The third film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (At World's End) dominated the box office, Spider-Man 3 marked Sam Raimi's last entry as director in the series, while Mike Myers went for a hat trick of hits with Shrek The Third.

I Am Legend was the third and most financially successful attempt to bring Richard Matheson's classic novel to the big screen, Rush Hour 3 marked Jackie Chan's last action pairing with Chris Tucker, while Zack Snyder's musky sword-swinger 300 was notable for having the number three in the title.

Iffy attempts at numerology aside, 2007 was also a superb for year for movies in general - particularly underappreciated ones, »

- ryanlambie

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