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Sneak Peek new images of Emmy-nominated actress ("30 Rock") and "Pitch Perfect 2" director Elizabeth Banks in "...a sexy and surreal" fashion spread, photographed by Hunter & Gatti for "Flaunt" magazine:
"People treat comedy like it's some frilly, unsubstantial thing," said Banks. "But we're bringing fucking joy!
"We're spreading joy 24/7!'...there is some skill behind what I'm doing..."
..."Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008), "Role Models" (2008), "The Next Three Days" (2010), "Pitch Perfect" (2012), "The Lego Movie" (2014), and "The Hunger Games" films (2012–2015). In 2015, she made her directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2", earning $69M opening weekend, setting a record for a first time director.
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- Michael Stevens
Over the years more and more regulations on the methods of the porn industry have resulted in a decline in production. But, the demand for pornography doesn.t stop. And so the industry has seen a dramatic increase in amateur production where it is much more simple and affordable to promote directly to an audience. While we may look at amateur porn like Kevin Smith.s Zack and Miri Make A Porno, there.s a much darker, disturbing side to the industry. Rashida Jones. documentary, Hot Girls Wanted reveals the reality of amateur porn, and it may not be what you expected. Take a look at the trailer. Hot Girls Wanted documents the frightening reality of the amateur porn industry. As you can tell from the trailer, many of these newly made porn stars are simply young teenagers who clicked an ad that promised them fame. Though it is legal »
Elizabeth Banks has been named CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year and will collect her honor at the annual exhibition industry trade show in April.
Banks is best known for her roles in “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and TV’s “30 Rock.” She makes her directorial debut with Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect 2,” after having a supporting role in and producing the first film.
This summer, Banks stars in the Brian Wilson biopic “Love & Mercy” and will make appearances in “Magic Mike Xxl” and the crime film “Every Secret Thing.” She will also reprise her role as Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ and will round out the cast of Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer” revival.
Banks’ Brownstone Productions, the company she founded with her husband, »
- Brent Lang
Smith will be shooting the movie in Philadelphia (and the Pennsylvania Department Of Community & Economic Development has allocated a $2.11m tax credit to the project), and production on Clerks III is expected to take five weeks. Smith previously shot Dogma and Zack And Miri Make A Porno in the Philadelphia region.
The total budget for Clerks III is expected to be in the $6m range. Smith has confirmed that he's shooting the film in May, before moving onto his long-mooted Hit Somebody ice hockey project (which shoots from September to December).
Furthermore, in a Tweet he sent out yesterday, might he be hinting at Mallrats 2 here? »
Founded in 1994 by Michael and Renee George, Pittsburgh Comicon is held every year in the Monroeville Convention Center, near the Monroeville Mall. Fans of the horror genre will recognize the mall from its appearance in Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), among others. The city’s pop-culture history makes it an ideal location for a pop-culture based convention. The convention is usually small, but has been used to raise more than $250,000 at a time for local charities including the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Over the years, the show has been host to some of the largest names in the entertainment industry, including greats like Kevin Smith, Tom Savini, Mark Waid, and even Stan Lee. The convention has even been the setting for a few of my articles here at Sound on Sight.
This year, Pittsburgh Comicon made a major announcement. The convention has been taken over by Wizard World, »
- Cory Weddell
5 items from 2015
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