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Second Opinion – The Interview (2014)

28 December 2014 1:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Interview, 2014.

Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.

Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Timothy Simons and Charles Rahi Chun.

Synopsis:

Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Judd Apatow is kind of like my John Hughes. Superbad came out right around the time I was in high school and sparked my interest in film. Out of the Apatow crew, the one who resonated with me the most was Seth Rogen.

After a string of hits like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad and Pineapple Express, Rogen’s career became a little muddled with mediocre entries like The Green Hornet. Then he and Evan Goldberg came out with This Is the End, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony Ex-Employees Hit Studio With Another Class Action Suit Over Hack Attack

16 December 2014 3:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two ex-employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have filed a class action suit against the studio, claiming that it was negligent in protecting personal information and also in planning for the release “The Interview” in the face of a threat of a hacker attack.

The lawsuit was filed by production coordinator Susan Dukow, whose credits include “Last Action Hero and “Jerry Maguire,” and Yvonne Yaconelli, production manager on “Spider-Man II,” “The Green Hornet’ and “The Smurfs 3D.”

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, is the second filed in the past day related to the hacking attack. Two ex-employees filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles late Monday.

The latest lawsuit makes some similar claims, but also that Sony “knew the risks and repercussions associated with releasing” “The Interview,” in which Seth Rogen and James Franco portray entertainment journalists recruited to kill North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. »

- Ted Johnson

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New Lawsuit Claims Sony’s 'The Interview' Put Employees in Danger (Exclusive)

16 December 2014 12:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As Sony Pictures confronts new threats from hackers who have exposed corporate secrets, it must also contend with proposed class action lawsuits that blame the company for not doing more to stop or at least mitigate the damage. Already sued once on Monday, Sony is now facing a second lawsuit brought by production managers on some of its most high-profile films including Jerry Maguire, Spider-Man and The Green Hornet. The latest legal salvo comes from Susan Dukow and Yvonne Yaconelli, the lead plaintiffs in a legal action that seeks restitution for the harm brought by having social security

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- Eriq Gardner

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Review: James Franco and Seth Rogen anchor the violently funny 'The Interview'

12 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Interview" should not exist. One of the things I find most interesting about the careers of comic actors is the way they make choices as their career gets into the ten or twenty or fifty year range. Comic performers have to evolve and grow over time if they hope to keep the audience engaged. In some cases, they keep distilling their essential identity until they are left with something that is almost reflexive, like Bill Murray, for example. In other cases, they just start shaking it up, throwing everything at the wall just to see what sticks. Seth Rogen is still, relatively speaking, a young performer. Sure, he's been working since "Freaks and Geeks," but as a movie star, we're still talking about someone who hasn't reached the ten year mark. "Knocked Up" was 2007, and I still remember the conversations on the set of that film, where Judd Apatow »

- Drew McWeeny

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Now You See Me 2’s Official Title Revealed

25 November 2014 5:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the past few months, we’ve heard some pretty awful proposed titles for Now You See Me 2, Summit’s announced sequel to the 2013 magician caper, including (believe it or not) Now You See Me: Now You Don’t. Luckily, the filmmakers chose to go with a different tactic when subtitling the follow-up, as Mark Ruffalo has just revealed that the full title is Now You See Me: The Second Act

Hardly the catchiest title, I know, but it does remind us that the sequel will continue to set up the larger universe merely teased in the first installment. In The Second Act, three of the Four Horsemen (Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Jesse EisenbergIsla Fisher opted not to return) are drawn out of hiding to face a new enemy, who enlists them for a dangerous heist. Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) also returns to the franchise, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Now You See Me 2 Title Revealed

25 November 2014 2:24 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

2013’s Now You See Me was one of those quiet box office successes that kind of flew under the radar.  The magician-centric heist picture didn’t garner great reviews, but it opened to a solid $29.3 million and went on to gross $351.7 million worldwide.  With an international hit on its hands, Lionsgate/Summit unsurprisingly put the wheels in motion for a sequel.  G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu takes over from previous helmer Louis Leterrier this time around with the entire main cast returning plus Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, and Jay Chou (The Green Hornet).  And now that filming is set to get underway soon, star Mark Ruffalo has revealed the official Now You See Me 2 title: Now You See Me: The Second Act.  More after the jump. With pre-production on the sequel now underway, Ruffalo opted to break the news of the Now You See Me 2 »

- Adam Chitwood

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Christoph Waltz Is Playing 'Blofeld' In Bond 24?

24 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  A great hero could not be great without an equally great villain. Sherlock Holmes has Moriarty, Superman has Lex Luthor, Batman has The Joker, Katniss Everdeen has President Snow, Spider-Man has the Green Goblin, and James Bond has Ernst Stavro Blofeld. According to the Daily Mail, Christoph Waltz's ("The Green Hornet") role in Bond 24 will be 'Blofeld.' Just don't count on that reveal being made public when an official casting announcement is made next month. Waltz’s involvement in the new film – which has the working title ‘Bond 24’ – will be confirmed at a press conference to be held in the first week of December. Eon productions, which owns the James Bond film franchise, will announce the star is playing an unknown character called Franz Oberhauser, son of the late Hans Oberhauser, a ski instructor who acted as a father figure to Bond. But senior sources believe »

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Strictly Come Dancing tops I'm a Celebrity with 9.8m on Sunday

24 November 2014 3:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing was down slightly from last week but still topped Sunday's ratings, overnight data reveals.

The BBC One show dipped by around 200,000 viewers from last Sunday, attracting an average 9.87 million (40.1%) at 7.15pm.

ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was down by around 1.1m from last week's launch, but up by around 1.2m from Saturday's episode, entertaining 8.94m (37.4%) at 9pm, with an added 390k (2.5%) on +1.

The X Factor dropped by over 400k from last week's results show, but up by over 200k from Saturday to 7.76m (30.4%) at 8pm (191k/0.8% on +1).

Keep It in the Family gathered 2.78m (11.7%) at 7pm (157k/0.6%). On ITV2, The Xtra Factor attracted 220k (0.9%) at 9pm, while I'm a Celebrity... Now! brought in 712k (5.7%) at 10.30pm.

Earlier on BBC One, Countryfile appealed to 6.51m (31.5%) at 6.15pm. Antiques Roadshow was seen by 5.58m, followed by Michael Palin drama Remember Me with 5.28m (21.0%) at 9pm. »

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DVD Review: 'Mood Indigo'

24 November 2014 1:48 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★☆☆☆☆After having his expressive wings clipped in exchange for genre formula with The Green Hornet (2011) and relinquishing his creative control to a group of Bronx school kids in his collaborative teen comedy The We and the I (2012), Michel Gondry returns to the land of the fantastical with comic drama Mood Indigo (2013). Pitting together two of contemporary French cinema’s most prominent actors – Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, Gondry attempts to fashion a visual representation of the golden period that immediately follows falling in love, yet in abandoning rhyme or reason in his construction of such a vivid world Gondry has made something almost entirely incomprehensible.

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- CineVue UK

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Cameron Diaz hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend -- talk about it here!

22 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It pains me to write this, but: Cameron Diaz has had a rough few years, career-wise. For the past half-decade, she's starred mostly in films that failed critically, commercially, or both. The role call: Sex Tape, The Other Woman, The Counselor, Gambit (which wasn't even released theatrically in the Us), What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Green HornetKnight and Day, and The Box. (A few exceptions: Bad Teacher, which got mixed reviews but grossed over $100 million—enough to inspire both a quickly-canceled CBS sitcom and a sequel, which is still in development—My Sister's Keeper, which landed more »

- Hillary Busis

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Dynamite and Pulp: A Love Story

13 November 2014 6:17 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the ten years of its existence, Dynamite has brought new life to so many classic pulp titles. The company has almost made its name in the pulp genre. The idea crested when Dynamite released its Project Superpowers series. Project Superpowers was responsible for resurrecting so many golden age heroes that Dynamite had created for itself a veritable arsenal of pulp-era do-gooders. Created by Jim Kreuger and Alex Ross, the series focused on bringing the classic heroes into the modern day, in a fashion similar to Captain America in the 1960s. Project Superpowers served as a sturdy launching point for all of its pulp series, even though the only character to survive outside the series and spin-offs was The Owl.

Project Superpowers ended in 2010, and in 2011, Dynamite laid their hands on the licenses for The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider. Dynamite joined these heroes together in 2012 (along with Zorro, »

- Cory Weddell

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Now You See Me 2 Plot Details and Casting

7 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As ridiculous as it was, I really enjoyed Louis Leterrier‘s Now You See Me. The idea of a heist film with magic won me over. Now You See Me 2 is preparing to move into production, and Lionsgate has officially announced the cast and offered up a plot summary.

The movie will reunite the ensemble cast from the first film with three of the four horseman returning, including Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco, alongside Mark RuffaloMorgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. Isla Fisher was in the first movie, but her name wasn't on the press release we received. The screenplay was written by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon. Here are the story details:

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with »

- Joey Paur

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Daniel Radcliffe now definitely confirmed for Now You See Me 2

4 November 2014 10:54 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou and Daniel Radcliffe have all signed up for the sequel to Now You See Me 2.

Confirming a story that was broken by our chums at HeyUGuys a couple of weeks ago, Daniel Radcliffe has indeed now signed on the dotted line to appear in the upcoming sequel, Now You See Me 2.

Radcliffe isn't the only new addition to the cast for the follow-up either. Both Lizzy Caplan (Masters Of Sex) and Jay Chou (The Green Hornet) have been confirmed for the movie as well. They join returnees Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo.

The official announcement of the casting from Summit Entertainment also includes a small synopsis. It reads thus: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 »

- simonbrew

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Radcliffe, Caplan, Chou Set For "Now" Sequel

4 November 2014 4:11 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter"), Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex") and Jay Chou ("The Green Hornet") are all officially onboard the upcoming "Now You See Me" sequel at Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment.

Daniel Radcliffe will play Walter, the son of Michael Caine's character. Jay Chou is playing a character called Li. Lizzy Caplan is the new female lead Lula, who seems to be replacing Isla Fisher who is not returning.

The trio join the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine who are all coming back for the follow-up which opens June 10th 2016. Here's the official synopsis:

"One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. »

- Garth Franklin

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Now You See Me 2 Synopsis Revealed; Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan’s Casting Confirmed

4 November 2014 10:19 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

About a month ago Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe was set to play his son in Now You See Me 2 and now Lionsgate has confirmed it.  Radcliffe is locked to join Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco in the sequel to Louis Leterrier’s 2013 hit.  Now You See Me began its theatrical run at #2 behind Fast & Furious 6, but after its $29.4 million debut, the film went on to secure over $350 million worldwide, earning the second film. Hit the jump to check out the very first official Now You See Me 2 synopsis and to find out who else is joining the cast alongside Radcliffe. First off, here’s that official synopsis: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Camerimage unveils competition line-up, juries

31 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.

Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:

Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance);  USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs  - Onirica (Onirica - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Roland Joffe to preside over Camerimage jury

31 October 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Polish film festival sets competition juries; Roland Joffe to preside over main competition.

Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has set an impressive roster of jurors for its various competition categories.

The Killing Fields director Roland Joffe will preside over the main competition jury, which incldues cinematographers Christian Berger and Manuel Alberto Claro.

Caleb Deschanel has been appointed president of the Polish Films Competition.

The full list of jurors is below.

Main Competition

Roland Joffé – Jury President (director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel)

Christian Berger (cinematographer; The Piano Teacher, Hidden, The White Ribbon)

Ryszard Bugajski (director, screenwriter; Interrogation, General Nil, The Closed Circuit)

Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)

David Gropman (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Life of Pi)

Arthur Reinhart (cinematographer, producer; Crows, Tristan + Isolde, Venice)

Oliver Stapleton (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Pay It Forward, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark)

Manuel Alberto Claro (cinematographer; Reconstruction, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Masks Seth Rogen's Green Hornet & Jay Chou's Kato Could've Worn

28 September 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

2011's The Green Hornet didn't exactly light up the box office, but it didn't bomb either. It ended up grossing $227M at the worldwide box office. That's not too shabby when you compare it against its $120M production budget (excluding marketing costs). That's not bad for a film that was actually made in Los Angeles. If it had filmed in a location that offered a sizable tax rebate, like most films do nowadays its returns would be looked at more favorably. So, why no sequel? In a 2013 interview with Wtf Podcast, Seth Rogen ("The Guild Trip") was quite candid about having a bad experience making the first film and his lack of interest in making a sequel. He described the mere notion of making a sequel as being a "Nightmare." He felt the 2011 film could've been better if they had chosen a director with experience with big-budget action films instead »

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Tame, Less Raunchy, Still Funny 'The Interview' Green Band Trailer

23 September 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"He's peanut butter and jealous!" Following last weekend's debut of the much better red band trailer for Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's comedy The Interview, a more tame green band trailer for appropriate audiences has arrived. It's mostly the same trailer, but cuts out the extended profane bits. However, there is some solid new footage of James Franco showing his dimwitted side as talk show personality Dave Skylark as his producer (Rogen) just wants to do real news instead of celebrity gossip bullshit. Blink and you'll miss Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing with some puppies on the faux show "Skylark Tonight." Watch! Here's the new green band trailer for Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's The Interview from Sony: If you missed the raunchy red band trailer for The Interview, you can watch it right here. The Interview is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (of This is the End previously, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Franco & Rogen Join the CIA in New Red Band 'The Interview' Trailer

19 September 2014 10:26 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I got some questions for that goat." At the beginning of the year, The Interview was one of my most anticipated films of 2014. But I'll admit to being more than underwhelmed when the teaser trailer debuted. It just didn't look that funny, and the trailer went for style over comedic substance. But all that changes, and this finally looks like a comedy to get excited about in a new three-minute red band trailer that lays out the story and all the raunchy humor you'd expect from Seth Rogen and James Franco. There seems to be tons of celebrity cameos just like This is The End too. Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Watch now! Here's the new red band trailer for Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's The Interview from Sony: The Interview is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (of This is the End previously, »

- Ethan Anderton

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