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At the world premiere of “Trainwreck” at the SXSW Film Festival last March, the loudest laughs from inside the theater came from the film’s director, Judd Apatow. Slumped down in a seat behind his new star, Amy Schumer, Apatow was so invested in the story about a thirtysomething magazine journalist who emerges from a series of one-night stands to begrudgingly find true love that he actually shushed a nearby, mortified fan who tried to open a candy wrapper.
Later, Apatow and Schumer would deliver a standup comedy set in Austin that provided the launching pad for a national tour they’d announce. And “Trainwreck,” which opens today, will keep the laughs coming. Apatow, one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood (“Girls,” “Anchorman 2,” “Begin Again,” “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday,” etc.), has been selective about his own directorial projects. “Trainwreck” is his first film since 2012’s “This is 40, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
The caped crusader’s crime-fighting partner returns to the big screen for the first time since 1997’s ill-fated Batman and Robin
The 27-year-old star of Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs the World will join Will Arnett, who is returning in the role of the gruff-voiced caped crusader. Chris McKay, animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is taking the director’s reins on the spin-off, which is based on a screenplay by Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’s Seth Grahame-Smith.
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- Ben Child
One of the biggest surprises of last year was not only the financial success of The Lego Movie, but, on a personal note, how much I enjoyed the film on a pure entertainment level. If I had to point to my favorite thing about the film it would likely be Will Arnett taking on the film's comically moody version of Batman and with The Lego Batman Movie on the way, we know we'll be getting more where that came from. Arnett is back on board to voice the yellow-hued Caped Crusader and it appears Warner Bros. has found his Robin with Variety reporting "Arrested Development" and Superbad star Michael Cera will voice Batman's most popular sidekick. The film isn't set to open until February 10, 2017, but now that Arnett and Cera are teaming up for the project, I have to wonder if any other "Arrested Development" cast members will lend »
- Jordan Benesh
Will Arnett reprises his role as The Dark Knight for the film, which is set for release in 2017 and will be directed by The Lego Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Linconl: Vampire Hunter).
With the news that Cera has snagged the role of Robin, his rumoured link to the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is now dead in the water, with the actor bowing out of talks for the film.
The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters on May 26th, 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
With The Lego Batman Movie hitting big screens in 2017, The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that the animated spin-off will feature a mini Arrested Development reunion with Michael Cera joining the cast as Robin, The Boy Wonder opposite Will Arnett’s Batman. No word on whether or not they go for the twofer, and bring back Jonah Hill to voice Green Lantern from The Lego Movie for a Superbad reunion. With The Lego Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay at the helm, working from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Seth Grahame-Smith, The Lego Batman Movie comes our way May 26th 2017. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produced, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world.
Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.
Since she was a little girl, »
- Movie Geeks
Normally, I'm not one to brag, but I would like to say right off the bat, I think I did pretty well with my must-see list last month. Of my five official picks -- Spy, Jurassic World, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Dope and Inside Out -- the closest I got to suggesting you see a movie people generally didn't like was Jurassic World, which has broken all sorts of box office records and sits at a "fresh" 71% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not that box office results or Rotten Tomatoes are the ultimate barometers of quality, but I have to base this off something, rightc Personally I didn't much care for the new Jurassic film aside from a few scenes of enormous spectacle, but others found plenty to like in it. I also ended up seeing Dope twice -- that one might be my favorite movie so far this »
- Jordan Benesh
We would all like to be in better shape, I’m thinking. Even people who work out every day always seem to want to do more to be healthier, to get into better physical condition. And goodness knows obesity and sedentary lifestyles seem to be the norm for a great many people in this country. I have to count myself among the out of shape but wanting to do something about it. I have gained and lost the same 40 or 50 pounds so many times in my life it’s now difficult to lose that weight and keep it off. I have a gym membership but rarely use it and can’t seem to find the time to get back to the gym on a regular basis.
Maybe I should get a personal trainer? Which leads me to Results, a remarkable and good hearted movie about personal trainers, a new client »
- Sam Moffitt
Note: This review was originally published during Sundance, in January 2015. Four days in, Rick Famuyiwa‘s Dope is the best film I’ve seen so far at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. A coming of age story for the “post hip hop generation” best described as a mix of three films: Doug Liman’s Go, Greg Mottola’s Superbad […]
- Peter Sciretta
Bill Hader has yet to make a bad move. After crushing Saturday Night Live for years, he started with small parts in memorable movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad, Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3. He graduated to lead voice work with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, then went against type in the dramatic The Skeleton Twins. Later […]
- Germain Lussier
What’s meant to be a simple home robbery goes wrong in every conceivable way in Adam Schindler’s Shut In, an intense horror thriller that cleverly plays with the traditional ideas of cinematic heroes and villains and features a breakout performance from Beth Riesgraf, who does a brilliant job with her quietly heartbreaking performance that often seamlessly teeters between total naiveté and blistering madness. As far as home invasion stories go, Shut In does a nice job of mixing things up a bit by taking a few familiar genre tropes and giving them a brutal twist. You’re left wondering who should be afraid of who by the time the finale rolls around.
Shut In is centered around Anna (Riesgraf), an agoraphobic who hasn’t left her home in over a decade and has been tasked with caring for her older brother, who is succumbing to cancer. After he passes, »
- Heather Wixson
Emma Stone's overcome a lot to get to where she is today! The "Birdman" star covers the July/August issue of WSJ magazine, where she opens up about dealing with anxiety and reveals how the Sony Pictures email hack affected her personal relationships. While it sounds like 26-year-old has outgrown her anxious tendencies, Stone says she regularly had panic attacks while growing up. "It was really bad. The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend’s house, and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop," the red-headed beauty tells the mag. "I would go to the nurse at lunch most days and just wring my hands. I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later, »
- tooFab Staff
Judging by her next TV gig, Demi Lovato can now add “official badass” to her small-screen resume.
The singer-actress will guest-star on Season 2 of El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the cabler announced Tuesday.
No details about Lovato’s character are available, but she will appear in the final episode of Dusk‘s 10-episode sophomore season.
Lovato shared an Instagram photo alongside director Robert Rodriguez while filming in Austin, Texas — and if her all-black ensemble is any indication, Lovato’s character is not to be messed with. »
Iliza Shlesinger, the Season 6 winner of “Last Comic Standing,” has been tapped to host TBS’s upcoming “Separation Anxiety,” which is being billed as “a comedic, relationship-based game show featuring a unique twist that isn’t revealed to contestants until after they’ve played the game.” The series which has received a 14-episode order and will premiere in late 2015, is produced by 5×5 Media and Electus, which also produce “King of the Nerds” for TBS. 5×5’s Craig Armstrong, whose credits include “Survivor” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” is executive producing, along with Rick Ringbakk and Charles Wachter of 5×5 and Chris »
- Tim Kenneally
Iliza Shlesinger (Excused, Last Comic Standing) has been tapped to host upcoming TBS series Separation Anxiety, described as a comedic, relationship-based game show with a unique twist. TBS has ordered 14 one-hour episodes, with plans to launch the show in late 2015. The series, announced in May during Turner’s upfront presentation in New York, is being produced by 5×5 Media and Electus. “What makes Separation Anxiety such a fun, unique game show is the way it puts… »
Emma Stone is one of the most delightful and adored ladies in show business, so it's no surprise that she's currently making Bradley Cooper fall in love with her in "Aloha." She's made us laugh in movies like "Easy A" and "Superbad" and wowed us with her dramatic acting chops in movies like "The Help" and "Birdman." What can't she do?
From the quirky way she convinced her parents to let her act to who she taught to text, here are the 13 things you probably didn't know about Emma Stone.
[Source: IMDb, MTV, Nylon] »
- Rachel Horner
Into the noisy chaos of summertime at the multiplex, offering a quiet diversion from the super-heroes and natural disasters, is a gentle comedy/drama/romance aimed at a most neglected movie audience: the seniors. Or, the Aarp crowd, if you will. Their favored flicks usually arrive in the later part of the year (for Oscar noms), or in the early Spring/late Winter. The studio execs are often stunned when this demographic embraces a film. Such was the case with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which even inspired a recent sequel in addition to several Us mature pairings like And So It Goes. And in TV-land, those “Golden Girls” continue their popularity in endless reruns. This new film zeroes in on one such “golden gal” (well, she does have three BFFs) and provides a veteran actress of stage, screen, and TV with the role of a lifetime as the main »
- Jim Batts
It definitely looks like things are back on! Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield hit up a concert together at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday. The on-again-off-again couple kept a low-profile at the venue, where the "Spiderman" hunk even pulled the car around for the "Superbad" actress, so she didn't have to deal with all the paparazzi before driving off. How sweet, right? It's great to see that Emma and Andrew have reconciled after their brief split earlier this year. Garfield has been busy filming Martin Scorsese's latest drama, "Silence," on location in Taiwan ... and it sounds like the whole long-distance thing strained their relationship. "He's thrown himself in the project to the detriment of all else," a source told People about their break in April. "But it's too early to say the relationship is over." It's pretty safe to say that Stone and Garfield have rekindled, though »
- tooFab Staff
It's happening, people! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's classic graphic novel series, Preacher, is officially underway under the direction of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the duo behind Pineapple Express and the script for Superbad. Rogen took to Twitter to announce the news, offering a shot of a filled-out clapperboard with Preacher graphics adorning it. It's great news for one of the most highly anticipated television events currently in production, and there's the added benefit of a second, more minor reveal concerning the forthcoming pilot, as the "Camera" line notes that the great cinematographer Bill Pope will be shooting the pilot for Rogen and Goldberg. [caption id="attachment_427863" align="alignright" width="247"] Image via Vertigo/DC[/caption] For those who don't know the name, Pope has been one of the most inventive and distinct directors of photography to work regularly in Hollywood over the last three decades or so. He shoots regularly for Sam Raimi, Edgar Wright, »
- Chris Cabin
Michael Liu has landed a fun supporting role in Greg Mottola’s upcoming Fox 2000 comedy “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” which stars Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot, TheWrap has learned. Story follows a suburban couple who discover their picture-perfect new neighbors are actually undercover spies. Galifianakis and Fisher play the couple, while Hamm plays one of the spy neighbors. Liu will play Yang, an engineer who clashes with a co-worker at American Dynamics, which prompts a meeting with Galifianakis’ character. Also Read: Sarah Silverman to Star on New HBO Comedy Pilot Mottola, who’s best known for “Superbad” and “Adventureland, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Jeff Sneider
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