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When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.
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- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham
Park City - I would guess there is no working actor right now more suited to playing the lead in "I Am Michael" than James Franco. Walking into the film this morning, I didn't know what it was about. That's how I like to try to see as many movies as possible at Sundance, because it leaves the opportunity for surprises. As soon as it started, though, I recognized the material, and I became intrigued to see how they were going to approach telling the story of MIchael Glatze, who is best known for being a former high-profile advocate for gay rights who "went straight" in a very public way after a health scare, eventually becoming a Christian pastor and proclaiming himself heterosexual. That's a tough story to tell without demonizing either side of things, and I wasn't sure I really wanted to see a movie that played Glatze as a hero. »
- Drew McWeeny
Over the past decade, we've seen the rise of the bromance, mostly popularized by Seth Rogen and James Franco with films like Pineapple Express and The Interview, or even Jonah Hill with Michael Cera and Channing Tatum in Superbad and 21 Jump Street repectively. But the new indie The D-Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden takes the bromantic comedy to a whole new level, and it makes for an absolutely hilarious and wild ride. If you want to keep aspects of this comedy in the dark (which I recommend), then stop reading after the fourth paragraph and then just come back for the final paragraph. Dan Landsman (Black) is one of those guys who just tries too hard, and it really gets on the nerves of most people, especially those on the high school alumni committee who are having trouble rounding up people to attend the 20-year reunion. Dan keeps giving himself nicknames like D-Fresh, »
- Ethan Anderton
New hashtag features movie titles mocking both liberals and conservatives
The controversy surrounding “American Sniper” has spread to social media as a new hashtag #LiberalWarMovies trended on Twitter Tuesday.
The hashtag is a series of tweets skewering both liberal and conservative politicians and actors.
#LiberalWarMovies Taxing Private Ryan
— Bella Pelosi (@BellaPelosi) January 20, 2015
American Snipper #LiberalWarMovies pic.twitter.com/RYoIfTwX36
— Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Jenn Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (@StenoJenny) January 20, 2015
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) January 20, 2015
#LiberalWarMovies Let’s Invade The Correct Country
— Political Nerd (@Sttbs73) January 20, 2015
#LiberalWarMovies Dodging Hillary pic.twitter.com/875l4WgLo9
— BuffaloWingWear. »
- Jordan Chariton
From the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express, and the directors of This Is the End, the new film The Interview arrives on "Freedom Edition" collectible Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 17. The action-comedy stars Academy Award nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010) as a celebrity talk show host and Seth Rogen (Neighbors) as his producer longing to make the jump to serious news. After snagging an exclusive in-person interview with North Korea's Kim Jong-un (Randall Park, Fresh Off the Boat), the unlikely pair are recruited by a covert CIA agent (Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex) to embark on a mission to take out the reclusive dictator.
The "Freedom Edition" Blu-ray disc comes packed with 90 minutes of bonus feature content, including 14 deleted scenes, multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, a seven-minute blooper reel that shows the outrageous gags and goofs from the set, as well as three "line-o-ramas" (where cast shot several alternate takes of »
The action-comedy stars Academy Award nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010) as a celebrity talk show host and Seth Rogen(Neighbors) as his producer longing to make the jump to serious news. After snagging an exclusive in-person interview with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un (Randall Park, “Fresh off the Boat”), the unlikely pair are recruited by a covert CIA agent (Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”) to embark on a mission to take out the reclusive dictator.
The “Freedom Edition” Blu-ray disc comes packed with 90 minutes of bonus feature content, including 14 deleted scenes, multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, a seven-minute blooper reel that shows the outrageous gags and goofs from the set, as well as three “line-o-ramas” (where cast shot several alternate takes »
- Michelle McCue
6 items from 2015
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