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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicholas Stoller

Nicholas Stoller is a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and director. He was born in London, England, on March 19. 1976. He began his career in the television industry in 2000 when he wrote the short television series ‘Undeclared’ and an episode of ‘Strangers with Candy’. Stoller wrote his first feature film ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’ in 2005’. Some of the work for which he is best-known are ‘The Muppets’, ‘The Five-Year Engagement’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’. Here are five more things you probably don’t know about Nicholas Stoller. 1. He Has Lived on Both Sides of

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicholas Stoller
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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17
Aurora Perrineau has accused “Girls” writer/executive producer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17, The Wrap reports. The alleged incident took place in 2012, when Miller was 35; Perrineau provided The Wrap with the results of a polygraph she took in September. “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently,” she said.

In her polygraph statement, which the “Passengers” and “Equals” actress says she passed, Perrineau stated that she met Miller during an evening out with friends at the Standard Hotel. She had “consumed some alcoholic beverages” and Miller “was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old.” Perrineau’s father is “Lost” star Harold Perrineau.

Read More:Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Miller later asked the group for a ride home, admitting that “he was drunk,
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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17
Aurora Perrineau has accused “Girls” writer/executive producer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17, The Wrap reports. The alleged incident took place in 2012, when Miller was 35; Perrineau provided The Wrap with the results of a polygraph she took in September. “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently,” she said.

In her polygraph statement, which the “Passengers” and “Equals” actress says she passed, Perrineau stated that she met Miller during an evening out with friends at the Standard Hotel. She had “consumed some alcoholic beverages” and Miller “was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old.” Perrineau’s father is “Lost” star Harold Perrineau.

Read More:Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Miller later asked the group for a ride home, admitting that “he was drunk,
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From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘The Disaster Artist,’ 2017’s Best Performances Find Actors Playing Themselves

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From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘The Disaster Artist,’ 2017’s Best Performances Find Actors Playing Themselves
Historically, the Oscars have a very particular definition of what makes for great acting. As far as the Academy Awards are concerned, a worthy performance typically has less to do with expression than it does exhumation — sometimes the little gold man goes to someone for bringing an original character to life, but more often it’s given to someone for bringing a real person back from the dead. At least, that’s been the case in the 21st century.

Truth be told, that’s perfectly understandable: Quantifying art is a fool’s errand, and biopics provide voters with a way of measuring how close someone has come to hitting their target. It isn’t necessarily a good way, but it’s a way all the same.

Whatever their opinion on the role itself, it would be hard to watch Gary Oldman reanimate Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” and argue that
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Mila Kunis Admits Daughter Wyatt Has ‘No Clue What I Do for a Living’: ‘I Clearly Don’t Make Movies for Children’

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Mila Kunis Admits Daughter Wyatt Has ‘No Clue What I Do for a Living’: ‘I Clearly Don’t Make Movies for Children’
Mila Kunis hasn’t made a movie that’s appropriate for daughter Wyatt Isabelle to see — and it will be a very long time before the tot sees her mother’s Bad Moms.

The actress revealed during Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live that her 3-year-old is unfamiliar with her famous mother’s movie career.

“My daughter has no clue what I do for a living,” Kunis said to guest host Shaquille O’Neal, adding that Wyatt thinks “mommy gets hair and makeup for a living” because she only visits the hair and makeup trailers on sets.

“There are billboards everywhere in L.
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Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay

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Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay
After languishing in development for the past two years, Paramount is finally moving forward with its Dora the Explorer adaptation, bringing on writer Nick Stoller to write the script. This Dora the Explorer live-action movie was first put into development exactly two years ago, when the studio brought on Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to write the screenplay. There has been no movement on the project since then, but now it seems that the studio is moving forward with a new writer working on the script, and the studio eyeing a 2019 release date, with Michael Bay producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

The project will be developed under the new Paramount Players division of the studio, which is devoted to producing films based on properties that fall under the banner of Paramount's parent corporation, Viacom, which include Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Brian Robbins,
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‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller, Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria

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‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller, Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria
Dora the Explorer, the popular and educational animated children’s television character who reigned supreme for 14 years on Nickelodeon, is about to make the leap to the big screen in a very unexpected way. Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes will produce a live-action take on the character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors director Nick Stoller. I’m not […]

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Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher, Mother of Their Child

Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher, Mother of Their Child
Russell Brand is a married man once more. The 42-year-old British actor and comedian married fiancée Laura Gallacher, the 30-year-old mother of their baby, in England Saturday. The two had dated on and off for a few years before getting engaged in 2016. Brand announced the news on his Radio X podcast, saying "I'm living a married life now...I'm domestic," BBC News reported, adding that he also told listeners he got his nose hairs waxed for the first time for the wedding. Brand and Gallacher tied the knot in front of about 100 family members and friends, including his Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Jason Segel...
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‘Friends From College’ Season 2 Ordered by Netflix

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‘Friends From College’ Season 2 Ordered by Netflix
Netflix has renewed director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and writer Francesca Delbanco‘s comedy series, Friends from College, for a second season. Stoller and Delbanco’s show wasn’t reviewed kindly by most critics, but with a season 2 on the way, the sad comedy must’ve found its audience. The Netflix program features an excellent cast as a very flawed group of friends. […]

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BBC Culture Names the Top 100 Comedies of All Time, From ‘Some Like It Hot’ to ‘Airplane!’

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BBC Culture Names the Top 100 Comedies of All Time, From ‘Some Like It Hot’ to ‘Airplane!’
“Well, nobody’s perfect,” may be the last line of “Some Like It Hot,” but BBC Culture’s newest list of the 100 greatest comedies of all time comes pretty darn close. Billy Wilder’s cross-dressing buddy comedy earned the most votes, but the rest of the list is as robust and varied as one would hope, containing slam dunk smash hits as well as lesser known hidden gems.

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The survey included responses from 253 film critics internationally, with freelancers writing in from Syria, Azerbaijan, and Montenegro. For a deeper dive into your favorite critics’ comedic tastes, each individual top ten list is also available for perusal. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, and Kate Erbland participated; their number one picks were “City Lights,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” respectively.

Read More:Jerry Lewis, King of Comedy, Dies at 91

Dr. Strangelove,
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Judd Apatow interview: The Big Sick

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2017

Judd Apatow chats to us about The Big Sick, directing, stand-up comics and bad interviews...

Heading into UK cinemas this week, The Big Sick is a reinvigorating romantic comedy. It has a brilliant cast of characters, a unique pitch (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, awkward situations and a medically induced coma ensue) and a balance of drama and comedy that means you never know whether to brace yourself for a broken heart or split sides. A breath of fresh air, it’s the sort of film regular cinema goers need. It’s also the sort of film that needs regular cinema goers; it needs those that see it and enjoy it to shout about it, to tell people that it’s worth paying attention to.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his real life spouse Emily V. Gordon
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie review

Captain Underpants is the family movie of the summer. Here's our review...

Unless you have fond memories of Dav Pilkey's series of books, it's entirely possible that Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie has tra-la-laaa'd its way into cinemas under your radar. Hopefully, you'll seek it out, because this is the funniest and most creative film to come out of DreamWorks Animation in a long time.

The imaginations fuelling the story are fourth-grade children George and Harold (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), who break up the monotony of their life at the unusually austere Jerome Horwitz Elementary School by drawing comics, playing pranks and generally trying to make each other laugh.

Their principal, Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms) hates them for it and on the brink of banishing them to separate classes, an unexpectedly powerful cereal box gift enables the boys to hypnotise him. He comes to believe
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Friends from College: why Generation X can’t grow up

The latest screen depiction of midlife crisis shows it’s not just the characters who are in denial about getting older – it’s the film-makers, too

‘I am 40 years old. The drawbridge is going up, man. It’s now or never for me,” says a panicked Keegan-Michael Key in Friends from College, Netflix’s self-explanatory new sitcom. As a young man, Key’s character, Ethan, was destined to write the Great American Novel; now he’s trying to get his head around writing Ya fiction, which brings him to the shocking revelation that he is no longer a young adult himself.

For viewers of a similar demographic, Friends from College might well be too close for comfort. The fact that Ethan and his buddies are entitled Harvard graduates makes them easier to laugh at, but this is Generation X heading into middle age, and they’re really not handling it well.
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The Big Sick – Review

“I’m battling a 1,400-year-old culture!” lead actor Kumail Nanijani yells amid an emotional dispute with his girlfriend in the Sundance-praised film The Big Sick. This culture he’s specifically referencing is the Pakistani-born, Muslim belief household that believes in arranged marriage with another woman from his own country. And yet, this culture can also allude to the romantic-comedy genre that American filmgoers are used to viewing on the big screen. It’s not every day where a Middle Eastern actor gets top billing in a motion picture released across the country, and it’s quite another thing to see that someone play opposite a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American woman. The genre tends to skew predominantly white across the board. So, it’s with great fortitude that Kumail is willing to put aside his personal fears and squash cinematic norms to share a story about his and screenwriter Emily V. Gordon’s real-life romantic courtship.
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in July 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in July 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Friends From College” Season 1 (available July 14)

Why Should I Watch It? Ivy League graduates are largely insufferable, but Netflix is challenging that notion by assembling the most likable cast in recent memory to play a bunch of Harvard alumni reuniting in their late 30s. (Ok, so this list pretty much proves that all famous Ivy Leaguers are awesome, but you know the non-famous are impossible bores. No? Just me? Damn it.) Anyway, “Friends From College” brings together Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max), and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) — plus Kate McKinnon and Ike Barinholtz as guest stars — in a comedic exploration of old friendships from the creative minds of Nicholas Stoller (“Neighbors: Sorority Rising,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and Francesca Delbanco. Sounds like an ideal mixer, no? Good — at least we can agree on something.

Best Episode: Season 1 of “Friends From College
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in July 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in July 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Friends From College” Season 1 (available July 14)

Why Should I Watch It? Ivy League graduates are largely insufferable, but Netflix is challenging that notion by assembling the most likable cast in recent memory to play a bunch of Harvard alumni reuniting in their late 30s. (Ok, so this list pretty much proves that all famous Ivy Leaguers are awesome, but you know the non-famous are impossible bores. No? Just me? Damn it.) Anyway, “Friends From College” brings together Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max), and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) — plus Kate McKinnon and Ike Barinholtz as guest stars — in a comedic exploration of old friendships from the creative minds of Nicholas Stoller (“Neighbors: Sorority Rising,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and Francesca Delbanco. Sounds like an ideal mixer, no? Good — at least we can agree on something.

Best Episode: Season 1 of “Friends From College
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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in July

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in July
Sundance goes online in July, with a trio of buzzy, well-reviewed indie pictures from the festival surfacing on streaming sites. Meanwhile, Netflix drops a star-studded dramedy, a cult video-game series adaptation awash in blood and Jason Bateman breaking bad; Amazon presents both an original F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation; and Shudder offers a tour of the unhinged, psychotronic mind of Flying Lotus. You need a guide to July's streaming highlights? Boom. We've got your back.

Altered States (Hulu, July 1st)

During the Sixties, scientist John C. Lilly was a pioneer on the frontier of consciousness,
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‘The Big Sick’ Producer Judd Apatow: Inside His Unlikely Comedy Empire

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‘The Big Sick’ Producer Judd Apatow: Inside His Unlikely Comedy Empire
Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with Amazon and Lionsgate’s release of The Big Sick – opening in theaters June 23rd in New York & Los Angeles and everywhere July 14. Find out more here.

Kumail Nanjiani is about to become a movie star. His film “The Big Sick” was the hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and quickly became the best reviewed comedy in recent memory.

Nanjiani is an unlikely star. A Pakistani-American stand up comedian – best known for playing the straight man in supporting roles, most notably as Dinesh in HBO’s “Silicon Valley”. Instead, the way he got his breakout role in “The Big Sick” was writing it himself. Under the mentorship of producer of Judd Apatow, Nanjiani and his wife, co-writer Emily V. Gordon, spent three years developing the story of their unusual real life courtship and Nanjiani’s conflict of keeping his
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‘Friends from College’ Trailer Proves That Age Doesn’t Always Equal Maturity

‘Friends from College’ Trailer Proves That Age Doesn’t Always Equal Maturity
Netflix’s new comedy series, “Friends from College” has released an official trailer and it’s just as funny as what you’d expect from comedy hit maker Nicholas Stoller and an all-star cast.

Read More: ‘Friends From College’ Trailer: Keegan-Michael Key and Fred Savage Face Down Their 40s With Drugs

The series stars Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Annie Parisse (“The Following”), Nat Faxon (“American Dad”), Fred Savage (“The Grinder”) and Jae Suh Park (“The Mindy Project”) as a group of friends from Harvard who are now coming face-to-face with their forties, and carrying a substantial amount of baggage with them.

This series is sure to include a fair share of drugs, drinking, drollery, and drama via midlife crises and a star studded cast of seasoned comedic actors. According to the official summary provided by Netflix, “With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another,
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‘Friends from College’ Trailer Proves That Age Doesn’t Always Equal Maturity

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‘Friends from College’ Trailer Proves That Age Doesn’t Always Equal Maturity
Netflix’s new comedy series, “Friends from College” has released an official trailer and it’s just as funny as what you’d expect from comedy hit maker Nicholas Stoller and an all-star cast.

Read More: ‘Friends From College’ Trailer: Keegan-Michael Key and Fred Savage Face Down Their 40s With Drugs

The series stars Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Annie Parisse (“The Following”), Nat Faxon (“American Dad”), Fred Savage (“The Grinder”) and Jae Suh Park (“The Mindy Project”) as a group of friends from Harvard who are now coming face-to-face with their forties, and carrying a substantial amount of baggage with them.

This series is sure to include a fair share of drugs, drinking, drollery, and drama via midlife crises and a star studded cast of seasoned comedic actors. According to the official summary provided by Netflix, “With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another,
See full article at Indiewire »
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