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18 items from 2015


Today in Movie Culture: Marvel and DC Are Making the Same Movie, a Real Baymax From 'Big Hero 6' and More

26 February 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Photographer Edy Harjo does wonderful things with superhero toys. Below is a depiction of Spider-Man's first day with The Avengers. Find more over at Geekologie.   This 8-bit animation from Dorkly drives home how much Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have in common (via THR):   The latest Birdman fan art comes via Redditor SirJediPanda:   Screen Junkies put together a supercut of fake movies in movies, including classic parodies from Tropic Thunder and Last Action Hero:   This Japanese robot nurse is like a real-life version of Baymax from Big Hero 6, but with a bear...

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Watch: Take A Look Fake Movies In Movies With This Supercut

26 February 2015 11:28 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Movies within movies can be a tough to pull off. Faking a real production means that you have to put the same amount of care as you would into a real film. If you miss the mark, it'll seem out of step with the rest of the movie, but if you get it right, it could become a seamless addition or it could spawn a life of its own. This four minute supercut is a pretty solid look at great fakes to hit the big screen. You'll find a lot of your favorites within, including "Brock Landers: Angels Live In My Town" starring Dirk Diggler from "Boogie Nights"; "Satan's Alley" from "Tropic Thunder"; "Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season" from "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back," and beyond. I could just sit here listing them, or you can click below and get things started with "Amistad II." »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Amy Pascal’s Hits & Misses at the Box Office

6 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The news of the end of Amy Pascal’s tenure as head of Sony Pictures Entertainment begs an examination of the studio’s performance under her leadership.

Pascal, who will remain at Sony in a new role as a producer, has long been known around town for her keen eye for winning projects. Though her reputation has suffered recently as a result of North Korea’s infamous hacking attack on the studio, which revealed a few unseemly email exchanges in which Pascal and other execs criticized the attitudes of A-listers and made racially tinged jokes at the expense of President Obama, Pascal steered the studio through her share of triumphs.

Any career as long as Pascal’s is bound to have its peaks and valleys. From the highest heights (“Skyfall,” “Spider-Man 2”) to the lowest lows (“Jack and Jill,” “Sparkle”), Pascal led Sony through it all. Here’s a look »

- Kevin Noonan and Marianne Zumberge

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Oscar Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Announce Jack Black To Perform “Very Special Sequence” At The Academy Awards

5 February 2015 2:20 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Comedian Jack Black will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Jack Black is a complete original comic voice and we’re beyond thrilled that he has agreed to join the Oscars show in a very special sequence” says Zadan and Meron.

Black has starred in such films as “High Fidelity,” “Shallow Hal,” “School of Rock,” “King Kong,” and “Tropic Thunder,” and is voicing the title character in “Kung Fu Panda 3,” his third turn in the animated feature series. He also is the lead singer and guitarist of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with Kyle Gass.

Black has made three previous appearances on the Oscars, most recently as a presenter at the 81st Academy Awards. »

- Michelle McCue

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Jack Black to perform at the Oscars®

5 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The versatile actor, singer and comedian Jack Black will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “Jack Black is a complete original comic voice and we’re beyond thrilled that he has agreed to join the Oscars show in a very special sequence” says Zadan and Meron. Black has starred in such films as “High Fidelity,” “Shallow Hal,” “School of Rock,” “King Kong,” and “Tropic Thunder,” and is voicing the title character in “Kung Fu Panda 3,” his third turn in the animated feature series. He also is the lead singer and guitarist of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with Kyle Gass. Black has made three previous appearances on the Oscars, most recently as a presenter at the 81st Academy Awards. »

- Josh Abraham

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Christine Taylor Will Return for 'Zoolander 2'

28 January 2015 11:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years of delays, we reported back in November that the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is finally happening. Ben Stiller is set to star in and direct, with Pen&#233lope Cruz signing on for an unspecified role, and Will Ferrell (Mugatu) and Owen Wilson (Hansel) also expected to reprise their roles in the sequel. Today, Entertainment Weekly caught up with Christine Taylor, who confirmed that she is reprising her role as journalist Matilda Jeffries from the original 2001 comedy Zoolander.

"I can tell you that I'm involved, but that's all I can say. I can tell you it's happening, but I can't tell you where Matilda's at and where their relationship is at. It's all top secret!"

At the end of Zoolander, Matilda settled down with Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) to start a family, raising their son Derek Jr. and forming "The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read »

- MovieWeb

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Kevin Hart: 'I won't play a gay character'

20 January 2015 3:14 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Hart has expressed his reluctance to play a gay character.

The actor was promoting his new movie Wedding Ringer on New York City's Power 105.1, when the discussion turned towards the sexuality of his film characters.

Hart revealed that he turned down the role of closeted rapper Alpa Chino in Tropic Thunder.

"The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read," he explained. "It was real flagrant... I was like, 'I can't do this'."

He went on to say: "I can't [play a gay character]… Not because I have any ill will or disrespect.

"It's because I don't think I'm really going to dive into that role 100% because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense?"

The comedian went on to stress that he has no problem with the Lgbt community, saying: "As people, I love you."

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Kevin Hart On Why He Won't Play a Gay Role

20 January 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Kevin Hart has revealed the one role that he regrets turning down.

In a recent interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, the 35-year-old comedian reveals he actually turned down the role of rapper Alpa Chino in 2008's Tropic Thunder, which eventually went to Brandon T. Jackson. The action comedy starring A-listers Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Stiller and Jack Black went on to become both a huge critical and box office hit.

According to Hart, the original draft of the script had the closeted character role being a lot more "flagrant."

Photos: Almost Got the Part -- How Reese Lost Out on Amy Adams' 'The Master' Role

"In my defense -- first of all, before I say this, I'm politically correct. To the gay community, I respect and appreciate you for everything y'all do, and as people, I love you -- the part was way more ... in the beginning, the dude was »

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Kevin Hart Says He's Too Insecure to Play a Gay Man

18 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Kevin Hart is not totally comfortable playing gay just yet. During an interview with New York's Power 105.1, he said that he turned down the role of Alpa Chino in 2008's Tropic Thunder, which Brandon T. Jackson eventually played, because he wasn't comfortable with how "flagrant" the role was in its early draft. The Breakfast Club host Angela Yee asked him if he would ever play gay for a role. "No — not because I have any ill will or disrespect," Hart replied. "It's because I don't think I'm really going to dive into that role 100 percent because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense? Like what I think people are going to think while I'm trying to do this is going to stop me from playing that part the way that I'm supposed to." But, that doesn't mean he might not get »

- E. Alex Jung

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Why Kevin Hart Won't Play a Gay Character

17 January 2015 3:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don't expect Kevin Hart to play a gay character anytime soon. In an interview with the hosts of The Breakfast Club on New York's Power 105.1, the Wedding Ringer funnyman talked about the role that got away - Alpa Chino in 2008's Tropic Thunder. Hart explained that he passed on the role because the character was gay. (The part went to Brandon T. Jackson.) In an early draft of the script, Hart said the character was flamboyant. "The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read," he told the radio station. "It was real flagrant. »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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Why Kevin Hart Won't Play a Gay Character

17 January 2015 3:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don't expect Kevin Hart to play a gay character anytime soon. In an interview with the hosts of The Breakfast Club on New York's Power 105.1, the Wedding Ringer funnyman talked about the role that got away - Alpa Chino in 2008's Tropic Thunder. Hart explained that he passed on the role because the character was gay. (The part went to Brandon T. Jackson.) In an early draft of the script, Hart said the character was flamboyant. "The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read," he told the radio station. "It was real flagrant. »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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Kevin Hart -- I Would Not Play a Gay Role (Video)

16 January 2015 3:20 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Kevin Hart says he could not play a gay role in a movie because he would worry too much about what others might think.Kevin was on The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 Friday when Charlamagne asked him if there was ever a role he turned down. Kevin revealed he turned down the role of Alpa Chino in "Tropic Thunder" because the gay dialogue was "flagrant." He then went on to explain he could not play a gay role, »

- TMZ Staff

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Kevin Hart Teaches Will Ferrell How To Get Hard In New Trailer

15 January 2015 3:16 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Will Ferrell has taken on the news media, Nascar, semi-pro basketball, law enforcement, Mexican drug cartels, and professional ice skating, but is he ready for the American prison system? We are about to find out with Get Hard, the latest comedy from Ferrell and new partner-in-crime Kevin Hart.

Get Hard has Ferrell playing James King, a criminal in the finance world who enlists Darnell Lewis’s (Hart) assistance to prepare him for a stint in a maximum security prison. Hart is far from a hardened criminal, but that does not stop him from milking his new friend for all he’s worth. As he tells his wife in this trailer, he’s going to be every stereotype in the book if that’s what it takes.

The latest preview showcases Ferrell’s always-amusing brand of humor, as his clueless character attempts to get in good with gang members, look and act tough, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Second trailer for Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart

15 January 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the second trailer for Get Hard, the directorial debut of screenwriter Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder), which stars Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend Continues) and Kevin Hart (Ride Along).

When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison.

Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.

Get Hard is set for release on March 27th 2015 and also stars Alison Brie (Community »

- Gary Collinson

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Let's go to prison with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in new Get Hard trailer

15 January 2015 11:42 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The newest trailer for the questionable comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart has arrived. The movie marks the directorial debut of writer Etan Cohen (Men In Black 3, Tropic Thunder) and if you still like a good prison rape joke, there might be something here for you. While it would be very easy for some to be offended by this movie, I’m leaning towards thinking this movie is just stupid and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. That’s just me though, »

- Graham McMorrow

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Watch: Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Prepare For Prison In New Trailer For 'Get Hard'

15 January 2015 10:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's been a full day already of Oscar coverage with more to come, but now's the time for a little break. Consider this movie, one that will be nominated for zero awards ever: "Get Hard." It's the latest from comic actors Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, joining forces for what looks like an R-rated good time. Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder," "Idiocracy") wrote the script and makes his feature directorial debut with a story about a finance wheeler-dealer who gets busted and sentenced to prison. He's not ready for life behind bars, so he hires a young black man who he believes to be a hardened ex-con to show him the ropes. He is mistaken, the blind leads the blind, wackiness ensues. Given the leeway of an R-rating,  Ferrell and Hart seem to make the most of what looks like good, very dumb fun. "Get Hard" arrives on March 27th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Second 'Get Hard' Trailer with Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell

15 January 2015 10:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first trailer released last month, Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for the upcoming comedy Get Hard, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James' one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison.

Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to "get hard" and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things - including each other. Alison Brie, Paul Ben-Victor, T.I., Vanessa Amaya and Taryn Terrell round out the supporting cast in this upcoming comedy. Get Hard will debut »

- MovieWeb

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'Man Seeking Woman' star Jay Baruchel on returning to TV, comedy and Canadian pride

13 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto, Canada. After a morning spent slipping and falling, for comedic effect, on the ice of a suburban hockey rink, "Man Seeking Woman" star Jay Baruchel is eager to talk about his new Fxx romantic comedy. The Powers That Be, however, are not cooperating.  We're in a small Baptist church that has had its basement retrofitted into a "Man Seeking Woman" production hub and, at the moment, a high-profile guest star who I can't currently reveal is shooting in front of a green-screen in the room next door. A door is closed, but Baruchel is excited about his first regular TV series gig in nearly a decade and a stern Ad keeps peeking in to "shush" the source of loud vocalizations, ignoring that the noise is coming from the guy who's first on the call-sheet. This is not what a guy who spent the morning stumbling and bumbling on freshly »

- Daniel Fienberg

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