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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 3

20 December 2016 7:43 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Based on The New York Times best-selling book series by James Patterson, the hilarious family-friendly film, Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life, arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and CBS Films.

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. This hilarious, family-friendly leap from the page to the big screen stars Griffin Gluck (Batman vs. Robin) alongside Lauren Graham (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), Thomas Barbusca (TV’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andy Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Pally (Dirty Grandpa), Isabela Moner (TV’s “100 Things to Do Before High School”), Isabella Amara (The Boss) and »

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Lauren Graham Misses the Mark in Middle School Gag Reel | Exclusive

19 December 2016 9:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Making movies is definitely a serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun on the set as well. We get a small glimpse at some of the on-set shenanigans in a new gag reel from the Lionsgate comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. This video features Andy Daly as Principal Dwight showing Adam Pally's Mr. Teller the various contraband students have in their lockers, although he opens the wrong locker in this sequence, forcing him to start over. We also get a glimpse at Lauren Graham, as she knocks over a house of cards, and Griffin Gluck goofing around with Efren Ramirez.

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. »

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Will Ferrell to star as eSports gamer in upcoming comedy

7 December 2016 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the years, it’s become quite clear that Will Ferrell is a sports fan, or at the very least, a fan of playing characters in sports comedies. The actor has taken to the soccer field in Kicking & Screaming, the ice rink in Blades of Glory and the basketball court in Semi-Pro, and, according to a new report from Variety, he’s not stopping there. The outlet has confirmed that Ferrell will star as a competitive eSports (aka electronic sports) gamer in an upcoming comedy for Legendary.

The film follows a middle-aged video game player (Ferrell) who, despite his age, has held on to his impeccable hand-eye coordination. The man competes in eSports competitions with his professional team, comprised of much younger gamers, which makes him stand out. Two real-life competitive eSports organizations/teams, Evil Geniuses and Fnatic, may “have a presence” in the project as well.

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Will Ferrell Is a Competitive Gamer in New eSports Comedy

6 December 2016 3:44 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will Ferrell has tried his best to branch out from comedy over the years, doing everything from foreign beer commercials to a Lifetime Original movie with Kristen Wiig. But comedy is clearly what he is best at and what brings in the most at the box office, so that is what he is sticking to at the moment. That being the case, Legendary Pictures has tapped him to star in and produce a new comedy about the world of eSports.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Will Ferrell had been tapped for the as-of-yet untitled comedy that will take place in the world of competitive gaming. In the movie, Will Ferrell will be playing something of a fish out of water, as he will be a middle aged guy competing against a bunch of teenagers for large sums of money. Here is how THR is describing the movie.

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Will Ferrell to Star in Legendary Pictures’ eSports Comedy

6 December 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If the world needs one thing right now, it’s another Will Ferrell sports comedy. With the exception of Semi-Pro, Ferrell’s sports comedies have been pretty entertaining. Blades of GloryTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and, to a slightly lesser degree, Kicking and Screaming all have their laughs. Ferrell’s next sports-related pic tackles eSports, the world of professional gaming. Below, learn […]

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Will Ferrell To Lead Untitled eSports Comedy For Legendary

6 December 2016 2:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

He’s dabbled in the über-competitive worlds of fashion, basketball, figure-skating and Nascar racing thanks to Zoolander, Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights but now, Will Ferrell has his eye on a different sport altogether: competitive gaming.

Legendary Pictures has today closed a deal with Ferrell that will have him headline an untitled comedy rooted in the world of eSports. Featuring a script penned by Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn, the elevator pitch reveals Will Ferrell will play a key member of an elite eSports team, which is seen as a strange anomaly in a sport where most competitors tap out in their late twenties due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

Beyond that, little is known about the actual set-up. Legendary’s press release does name-check League of Legends and Dota 2, which is hardly surprising given both titles pull in some of the biggest crowds in eSports – bigger than even »

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Kent Alterman to Replace Michele Ganeless as Comedy Central President

9 May 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michele Ganeless will depart her role as president of Comedy Central, the network announced Monday. Kent Alterman, currently the network’s programming chief, will take over as network president, effective immediately. Alterman will report directly to Doug Herzog, president, Viacom Media Networks music and entertainment group.

Ganeless will step down at the end of the month and transition into an advisory role for the network beginning in September.

“It has been a tremendous honor to lead the staggeringly talented team here for the past 12  years, and an absolute privilege to help build the cultural force that is Comedy Central today. The deep   connection I have to it and to so many of my colleagues, especially my dear friend and mentor Doug, made this decision incredibly difficult. But after considerable thought, I have decided that the time is right   to move on and challenge myself in new ways,” Ganeless said. “I »

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'Search Party' Red Band Trailer: T.J. Miller Goes Wild in Mexico

1 April 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just a few short weeks, HBO's critically-acclaimed comedy series Silicon Valley will return for Season 3, but fans will also get to see two of the show's leading men on the big screen this summer. Focus Features has debuted a new red band trailer for the outrageous comedy Search Party, arriving in theaters, Digital HD and VOD on May 13. Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller reunite for this comedy, starring alongside Adam Pally, which shows that you should think twice before visiting Mexico.

Wedding bells threaten to break up three best friends' long-running bromance, but they aren't going down without a fight in Search Party, the directing debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II, Old School). Convinced that his buddy Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) is making the mistake of a lifetime by marrying Tracy (Shannon Woodward), Jason (T.J. Miller) puts a dramatic end to their wedding. When »

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