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Adam McKay is an American filmmaker who is best know for the movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)”Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Step Brothers” (2008) and “The Other Guys” (2010) among others. He’s a talented filmmaker who has directed multiple movies with Will Ferrell, but here are five things that you didn’t know about him. He co-writes with Will Ferrell The two have had extensive professional work together. McKay has co-written four films with Ferrell in addition to directing him. McKay is also a comedian who gets it when it comes to the creative genius
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Adam McKay »
- Nat Berman
In hindsight, Twitter was probably a bad idea. When Donald Trump isn’t lying about his poll numbers and film critics aren’t arguing about movies they’ve yet to see, pettiness is still afoot — like, for instance, Rob Schneider blocking Seth Rogen. The move apparently came as a surprise to Rogen, who tweeted a screenshot of Schneider’s blocked profile along with the exclamation, “What the fuck?!”
To be sure, there are many valid reasons to block someone on Twitter. Harassment runs rampant on the egg-filled social-media platform, which frequently (and justifiably) takes heat for how slow to act it is on such matters. But if the star of “Knocked Up” and “Neighbors” has done anything to earn the ire of Deuce Bigalow himself, he isn’t sharing that information with us. »
- Michael Nordine
16 June 2017 3:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
While Sony Pictures Home Entertainment planned to offer its new Clean Version initiative with edited versions of 24 of the studio’s movies, the program now lists just 17 movies after a number of directors objected to having their films included in the program.
Adam McKay is among the filmmakers who have opted to take their movies out of the program, which would offer the sanitized version of the studios' films — the versions shown on airlines and broadcast TV. McKay said that he was not, initially, made of aware of the initiative.
McKay's comedies Talladega Nights and Step Brothers have since been »
- Mia Galuppo
Sony messed up, but at least, they fess up when they do something utterly asinine. Recently, it was announced that Sony was going to offer “clean” versions of their films on VOD services iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. Now, people wouldn’t have been so up in arms about this decision if the films they announced were family films or even more general audience films, but a “clean” version of “Step Brothers”?
Continue reading Sony Changes Its Mind Regarding Clean Versions Of Movies at The Playlist. »
- Charles Dean
The holidays are about to get hectic in the new trailer for “Daddy’s Home 2.” Director Sean Anders is bringing this dysfunctional family back to the big screen, and adding a few new faces to the chaos.
Mel Gibson (“The Patriot”) and John Lithgow (“Interstellar”) have joined the cast of the “Daddy’s Home” sequel as polar opposite grandfathers who are in town for the holidays. Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers”), Mark Wahlberg (“Lone Survivor”) and Linda Cardellini (“Freaks and Geeks”) are all returning to reprise their roles from the previous film, while Gibson plays the wild stallion father of Wahlberg’s similarly portrayed character, and Lithgow plays Ferrell’s equally touchy-feely father.
While Wahlberg and Ferrell’s characters seem to be getting along and co-parenting smoothly, Wahlberg is convinced that inviting his father to Christmas will be an absolute disaster, »
- Gabrielle Kiss
Kirsten Howard Jun 22, 2017
Eight years after she last found herself on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mary Steenburgen is very happy about having had the chance to get back into the improvisational groove. She and real-life husband Ted Danson will once again feature in the ninth season of Larry David's misery-soaked comedy, and although time constraints affected how long she was able to stay on set, Steenburgen didn't let that curb her own enthusiasm.
“I’m not in it a lot because [the filming] overlapped with Last Man [On Earth], so I really wasn’t able to do very much,” she admitted to Gold Derby, before adding “it honestly felt like no time had passed and we started the next day. It felt exactly the same. I’m sure we all look a little bit older, but other than that, it’s exactly the same.”
You can watch the whole interview below...
Steenburgen has been very vocal in her delight at coming back to Curb - in an interview a few months ago, she revealed she'd been nagging David about it for quite some time.
“I’m so glad because it [has been] so long now that we really didn’t know if it was going to happen,” the actress told EW. “And we never got a straight answer out of him when we would ask him over the last couple years. And people asked us constantly, ‘When’s Curb coming back?’ That, and ‘When are you making Step Brothers 2?’ And then last summer, [Larry David] suddenly said, ‘I think we’re doing it,’ and he pitched the idea for our part of it.”
But Steenburgen wouldn't be convinced to open up about what's in store for her and Danson's characters, only teasing their appearances further.
"It will definitely cause people to ask me questions. We’re going to stir up a little bit of a hornet’s nest with it, I’m afraid, but it’s how he saw it and what he wanted to do. There are aspects of it that are a little challenging for me. And I think for Ted, too. But it will be interesting. It will be really interesting… It’s a great experience. It’s the same people, and it’s Larry’s completely unique, bizarre, wonderful voice.”
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 air date
It's been exactly a year since Curb Your Enthusiasm fans found out that a ninth season of the endlessly popular HBO comedy was coming their way, but we've heard precious little about it since. Back then, we'd have imagined new episodes would have arrived by now, but the cable network have been extremely quiet about when we can expect it to finally arrive on screens.
We'll bring you more on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm as we have it, including that elusive airdate.
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 guest stars
Lauren Graham, who already blew us away earlier in the year when the Netflix-revived Gilmore Girls landed, is set to give us another, entirely different jolt when we eventually see her working opposite Larry David.
The actress recently described her experience working on the show as "fantastic" to TVLine, before adding that "there really is no greater joy than actually making Larry David laugh. And he really laughs hard."
Although not keen to divulge too much about her appearances on Curb, Graham admitted that the woman she plays is "someone who has very colourful language" and she subsequently felt that landing this new role "was the perfect answer to ‘What do I do now?!’ because this character is completely not me at all. I speak in a way that I don’t speak ever."
And while the Bad Santa star is used to sticking to a very elaborate script over on Gilmore Girls, trying to adapt to a completely different way of doing things on the Curb set was a bit harder than she imagined.
"All you get is an outline and then you improvise around it," she explained, adding that co-star and Cheers legend Ted Danson "was like, 'This is cable. You can really [let loose]. Think of the craziest thing possible.' And my brain so doesn’t work that way." »
Last week, we reported that Sony was moving forward with a pilot program where they would offer clean versions of selection movies on digital download. The list of 24 films ranged from inoffensive fare like Goosebumps to R-rated comedies like Step Brothers. These clean versions already existed from being edited for airlines and cable networks, but now Sony was simply offering it as a bonus to anyone who wanted the clean version with their digital download. It didn’t supplant the original version, and it wasn’t being forced on anyone. Nevertheless, there’s been an outcry, and Sony … »
- Matt Goldberg
Updated: After coming under fire, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revised its “clean version” initiative that allowed viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen of the studio’s films. Sony now says it won’t sell such movies if directors object.
“Our directors are of paramount importance to us and we want to respect those relationships to the utmost,” said Sphe president Man Jit Singh in a statement on Wednesday. “We believed we had obtained approvals from the filmmakers involved for use of their previously supervised television versions as a value added extra on sales of the full version. But if any of them are unhappy or have reconsidered, we will discontinue it for their films.” Related
Judd Apatow to Sony: ‘Shove the Clean Versions of Movies Up Your A–!’
Four hours after Sony’s announcement, the Directors Guild of America told Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that it’s »
- Dave McNary
Add Judd Apatow to the list of filmmakers and creators not too pumped about Sony Pictures’ newly announced “Clean Version” initiative. The filmmaker has issued a very colorful statement regarding the studio’s plan to offer edited — read: “clean” — versions of some of its titles on various streaming platforms. As Variety notes, these “Clean Versions” are the exact same ones used for broadcast TV or airline viewing, adding another weird wrinkle into the story.
Still, Apatow isn’t buying it, and he’s not alone.
The filmmaker took to Twitter yesterday to sound off on his thoughts on the plan, and they are, amusingly enough, the kind of thoughts that would definitely be edited out of a Clean Version of the Sony movie about this tweet.
This is absolute »
- Kate Erbland
The studio announced on June 7 that it was making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. The DGA said in a statement Tuesday that Sony is violating the guild’s master contract with the major studios.
“Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple,” the DGA said. “Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our Agreement. Throughout the years, the DGA has achieved hard-fought creative rights gains protecting our members from such practices. As creators of their films, directors »
- Dave McNary
Hollywood filmmakers cry foul over sanitised release scheme.
A top Sony Pictures executive said on Wednesday (14) the studio will pull sanitised versions of its films from a digital initiative if the directors of those films disapprove.
The move follows an outcry by sections of Hollywood over the home entertainment Clean Version scheme that launched last week and bundles family-friendly versions of features with the original theatrical release on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.
After Seth Rogen expressed alarm over the scheme and Judd Apatow tweeted his thoughts, Adam McKay said this week he was not aware the initiative included two of his films, Step Brothers and Talladega Nights.
“Our directors are of paramount importance to us and we want to respect those relationships to the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has launched a “clean version” initiative allowing viewers to screen edited versions of two dozen Sony films.
The studio is making the broadcast TV or airline version of these 24 titles available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.
Holy shit please don't do this to our movies. Thanks. https://t.co/0lpoESaIQd
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017
“Holy sh– please don’t do this to our movies. Thanks,” Rogen wrote.
“The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together,” Sony said. “Clean Version movies can be accessed with purchase of the theatrical versions.”
The films include all five versions of “Spider-Man” along with “50 First Dates, »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures is making headlines for the introduction of their new “Clean Version” initiative. The effort is an attempt to bring the edited versions of movies that air on broadcast television and airplanes without mature content in them to home viewers through streaming platforms like iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. So if you ever wanted to stream “Step Brothers” without any curse words or explicit material, then you’re in luck. We’re not sure why you would, though.
Read More: Seth Rogen and the Lonely Island Say They’re Working on a Fyre Festival–Like Movie
Seth Rogen is equally baffled by the new initiative, the first round of which being released includes 24 films. Most of the titles are PG-13 and therefore won’t see too much of a dramatic edit, but that can’t be said for “Step Brothers,” which has to be the most head-scratching title included in the “Clean Version” project. »
- Zack Sharf
‘Please don’t do this to our movies,’ Sausage Party actor tweets about studio’s scheme to remove ‘adult content’ from some of their PG-13 and R-rated titles
Seth Rogen has criticised a new Sony Pictures initiative to make family friendly versions of its films available to viewers.
Sony’s Clean Version initiative allows home entertainment customers to purchase films that have been edited for broadcast television and in-flight entertainment systems. Under the scheme, “scenes of graphic violence, offensive language, sexual innuendo and other adult content” will be censored or removed from some PG-13 and R-rated movies. So far, “clean versions” of 24 films, including Captain Phillips, Step Brothers and the Spider-Man movies, have been made available to purchase.
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- Gwilym Mumford
Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017
Judd Apatow becomes the latest to, er, 'have a word' about Sony's upcoming clean films plans...
A week after it was revealed that Sony is to offer a 'clean version' of many of its films, writer, producer and director Judd Apatow has become the latest to, well, 'have his say'...
This is absolute bullshit and @sony and @SonyPictures is gonna get hell for Fucking with our movies.Shove the clean versions up your asses! https://t.co/UhRUP0ZIlz
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 13, 2017
Furthermore, the Director's Guild Of America isn't keen on the idea either. It's issued a statement that reads:
"Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple. Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our Agreement. Throughout the years, the DGA »
Sony Pictures have announced that they are looking to make slightly cleaner versions of their more adult movies. The ‘Clean Version’ initiative will take a series of titles and make them more appropriate for younger viewers, and will be available on the VOD platforms including iTunes.
Launch titles include: 50 First Dates, Battle Of The Year, Big Daddy, Captain Phillips, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Easy A, Elysium, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Goosebumps, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Hancock, Inferno, Moneyball, Pixels, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and White House Down.
Sony have already launched CleanVersionMovies.com where more info can be found. The controversial move hopes to combat piracy – some third-parties have been known to re-edit movies taking all of the more adult content out of movies – with Sony being the first major studio to make the move. »
- Paul Heath
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched a new initiative today called Clean Version, which allows fans to watch versions of movies that have been edited and adapted for a wider family audience. The studio launched their first wave of 24 titles released under this initiative, many of which are not even R-rated, with PG-13 movies such as the original Spider-Man trilogy, the two Amazing Spider-Man movies and much more. These titles will be made available to purchase starting today on Digital HD through iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNow, with the Clean Version found in the Extras section of each movie, so fans will get both the original version and the Clean Version. Seth Rogen, who has a long standing relationship with the studio, thinks this is a horrible idea.
Sony Pictures launched this initiative through the website CleanVersionMovies.com, which includes the full list of titles and a trailer that you can see below, »
6 June 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A new home entertainment initiative at Sony Pictures offering "clean" versions of movies in hopes of appealing to a wider audience is already drawing the ire of some in Hollywood's creative community — namely, Seth Rogen.
The "Clean Version" project will make the broadcast TV or airline version of a title available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW. The initiative launches with 24 films, including Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, all of the Spider-Man movies and more serious fare such as Captain »
- Pamela McClintock,Mia Galuppo
As human beings we have a tendency to mix up stories, exchanges, facts and all other manner of things in our head for no reason other than that’s just how the brain remembers things. What do I look like, a brain scientist? Anyway, movie quotes are a prime victim of misremembrance, and it can extend to poor retellings of Step Brothers lines to flat-out incorrect quoting. The irony is that a... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Author: Scott Davis
A new red-band trailer has arrived for the upcoming summer comedy The House, and you can view it in all its rambunctious Nsfw glory!
The film stars comedy titans Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, Anchorman 2) and Amy Poehler (Sisters, Parks and Recreation) as a married couple who are hopeful that their daughter (Ryan Simpkins – Revolutionary Road) will get into the university she desperately wants to attend. However, once she is accepted the reality hits that they cannot afford to send her to such a prestigious (and expensive) school and don’t have the courage to tell her the truth.
So, with the help of their friend and neighbour (Jason Mantzoukas – The Night Before), they start their own underground casino to raise the money needed – with a little help from under-age DJs, Mma fighting, strip clubs, flamethrowers and exacting revenge of card cheaters. Everything you could want from »
- Scott Davis
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