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The humorous and heartwarming award-winning film, Dean, will arrive on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand August 29 from Lionsgate. Comedian and Emmy® nominee Demetri Martin (2004, Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, TV’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) stars alongside Academy Award® winner Kevin Kline (1988, Actor in a Supporting Role, A Fish Called Wanda) as a father and son who set out on their own paths to find a new normal following a life-changing event. The film’s all-star cast also includes Gillian Jacobs, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga, Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Reid Scott (2012, Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TV’s “Veep”), and Academy Award® winner Mary Steenburgen (1981, Actress in a Supporting Role, Melvin and Howard). Written and directed by Demetri Martin, this comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love won Best Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Including two never-before-seen featurettes »
- Tom Stockman
Hours ago, Sony decided to announce release dates for a number of films on its slate, all of which are due out in 2018 and 2019.
Among the recently dated films, the most noteworthy news is that the sophomore effort in Sony’s Marvel Universe (2018’s Venom will be the lead-off film) will, in fact, be titled Silver & Black and is due out on February 8th, 2019.
That release date is interesting for a couple reasons; first off, it’s currently scheduled to be the first superhero movie release of 2019, which will surely be another busy year for the genre. Secondly, it’s arriving just a month before Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, meaning that we’ll be getting two major female-led superhero movies within a few weeks of one another.
The cast has yet to be announced, but the film will team up mercenary Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova) with burglar Black Cat (Felicia »
- Justin Cook
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: If there were ever an actor perfectly made for this feature, it would be Andrea Savage. She started out on teen shows in the ’90s, then worked her way through L.A.’s Groundlings comedy theater and stand-up; has had roles on shows like Significant Others, the Hotwives series, Veep, Episodes, and iZombie; landed inspired parts in movie hits like Step Brothers and Sleeping With Other People, all the way up to producing her own sitcom, I’m Sorry, which premieres on truTV Wednesday, July 12. In it, she stars as a familiar character: a wife and mom, who’s also juggling a comedy career. At the Television Critics Association conference in January, Savage sat down »
- Gwen Ihnat
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wraps production this week Vin Diesel addresses the latest Fast & Furious controversy on Instagram A bunch of photos from the set of Godzilla 2 The future of the Transformers franchise Will Ferrell has talked about making a Step Brothers 2 And more! @FilmBayona getting his actors into […]
The post Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Wraps This Week, ‘Godzilla 2’ Set Photos, and More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ben Pearson
During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to promote his new film The House [read our reviews here and here], Will Ferrell has revealed that he’s still keen on a sequel to 2008’s Step Brothers.
After shooting down the possibility of sequels to Elf, Night at the Roxbury and Old School, Ferrell was asked whether he is keen on revisiting any of his past films, responding that: “We talked a little bit about Step Brothers and… so who knows. At the same time, you like to create new things.”
A sequel to Step Brothers has been rumoured for many years now, although back in February Ferrell seemed to rule out the possibility, stating that: “You have to resist the temptation. It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. I guess we’ll see, but as »
- Gary Collinson
Will Ferrell reveals that the only original movie that he and Adam McKay created together, that he would think about doing a sequel for, is Step Brothers. Ferrell is out promoting his new comedy The House, which unfortunately took a pretty big hit during its debut weekend. Critics were pretty brutal on the movie, some claiming that, while the movie has two great comedic stars, it has zero laughs. It may very well go down as Will Ferrell's weakest at the box office since 1999's Superstar. A lot of Ferrell's movies are torn up by critics, but later go on to cult status, which could very well be the case with The House.
Will Ferrell was recently on Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen to promote The House. During the after show, Ferrell was asked by a fan about the possibility of a sequel for Elf and A Night at the Roxbury. »
If you’re hoping for a “Step Brothers” sequel, don’t give up hope just yet. Will Ferrell appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” a few nights ago, and as part of the After Show he fielded questions about follow-ups. It took him a while to get serious, of course: “I’ve got great news for you: no,” Ferrell responded after being asked about future installments of “Elf” and/or “Night at the Roxbury.”
After the actor also replied in the negative to “Old School,” Cohen asked whether there’s any movie Ferrell would like to see get a follow-up. He rubbed his chin for a bit before finally responding, “I’d love to see a sequel of ‘Kramer vs. Kramer.'”
“We talked a little bit about ‘Step Brothers, »
- Michael Nordine
There's no more damning indictment of the current state of Hollywood comedies than that Will Ferrell keeps getting cast as boring white collar blokes, in movies that aren't The Lego Movie. We don't want to defend his latest too strongly, but while it's certainly one in a line of lacklustre films like it, it's easily a cut above the bland Daddy's Home (which has a sequel coming this Christmas), and the foul Get Hard.
The House is the directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen, co-writer of the Bad Neighbours films, and finds another couple in yet another naughty situation. However, this couple is much further along than Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's new parents, as devoted dad Scott (Ferrell) and mum Kate (Amy Poehler) prepare to send their only daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) off to Bucknell University, »
Author: Scott Davis
Everyone loves a good comedy, don’t they? A chance over the course of 90 minutes to forget one’s troubles and strife, switch the brain off and go on a fun-filled rollercoaster that will get the funny-bone tickling and the eye’s a-watering. Sadly, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a truly great comedy that has done such things so it’s somewhat surprising to report that The House, the new film starring SNL alum Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, is as much of a riot as it is.
Ferrell and Poehler play Scott and Kate Johanson, a forty-something married couple who are looking into the barrel of a midlife crisis as they prepare for the impending departure of their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) who is off to college. She has her heart set on Bucknell University but to make her dreams a reality, her »
- Scott Davis
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
HBO has started feeling the pinch of a recent data breach, as Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 episodes start appearing online...
In what is likely to be a massively unpleasant incident for HBO, a hacker who stole episodes of their new and upcoming series' has started leaking episodes online.
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Sadly, the show that seems to have paid the highest price so far is Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was set to make a triumphant return for its ninth season at the beginning of October, after a six-year absence from screens.
The recent leak prompted HBO to put out a statement on the matter:
"We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released. It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. »
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)
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