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Welcome back to another Parental Guidance column. Before we get started, I feel the need to define what a column is due to the consistent number of people on the Cinema Blend Facebook page who, after each column, reply by saying, "You already ran this story" or "He did this with another movie." The dictionary defines a column as "a regular feature or series of articles in a newspaper, magazine, or the like... that reports or comments upon a particular field of interest." So to catch up the new readers, I crafted a plan to make my 15-year-old daughter, Allie, watch movies of my choice. While she is a pretty, smart, young woman, her cinematic expertise is weak. More importantly, I wanted to spend some more quality time with my oldest daughter before she heads off to college in a few years. That is why the Parental Guidance column exists. »
The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Drew Carey Show) and Etan Cohen's (Men in Black 3, Tropic Thunder) draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki & Carrie Evans (College Road Trip). Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Into the Storm) and Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance, Race to Witch Mountain) will produce, with Bryan Brucks (Blended), Sean Robins (Into the Storm) and Samson Mucke (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) serving as executive producers.
Tye Sheridan (Mud, Dark Places), Logan Miller (I'm in the Band, Night Moves), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. »
We’ve been keeping Daily Dead readers posted on Scouts vs. Zombies’ journey to the big screen and, with the main cast locked in, it has been announced that filming has started:
Press Release via Coming Soon: “Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography on “Scouts Vs. Zombies” has commenced in Los Angeles. The film is directed by Christopher Landon (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”).
The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams (“Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “The Drew Carey Show”) and Etan Cohen’s (“Men In Black 3,” “Tropic Thunder”) draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki & Carrie Evans (“College Road Trip”). Todd Garner (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Into The Storm”) and Andy Fickman (“Parental Guidance,” “Race To Witch Mountain”) will produce, with Bryan Brucks (“Blended”), Sean Robins (“Into The Storm”) and Samson Mucke (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”) serving as executive producers.
- Jonathan James
Welcome to another edition of Parental Guidance. I.m very proud of how the column seems to grow in popularity each week. The concept of this column is discussed in detail in our first column called Parental Guidance Suggests You Throw Me The Idol, I.ll Throw You The Whip but basically, it.s a column about a Dad watching movies he really likes with his intelligent, beautiful but cinematically challenged daughter. She likes most of the movies I recommend. She won.t like all, though, and that.s cool. I.m doing this to broaden her horizons, not demand she have my same movie tastes. Along the way, she gets to hear stories about my life and where I was when these movies came out. I.m not sure how much she likes my stories, but I love the time I get to spend with my oldest daughter, Allie. »
• Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) will join Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours) in theater director Michael Grandage’s film debut Genius. The film recounts the complex friendship between renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) and literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and is based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Perkins, adapted for the screen by John Logan (The Aviator). [Deadline]
• Ben Kingsley (Ender’s Game), James Badge Dale (World War Z), and Charlotte Le Bon (Mood Indigo) may join Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) in To Reach the Clouds, Robert Zemeckis’ (Back to the Future »
- Jake Perlman
If you are new to our Parental Guidance column, here's the idea behind it: I concocted a plan to make my 15 year old daughter, Allie, watch movies with me. While she is wise beyond her years, her cinematic expertise was severely lacking. The movies that I am showing her meant a lot to me at different points in my younger life. She only has three more years before she heads to college, and my oldest girl leaving the house is gonna be traumatic. More importantly, what will people think if my daughter doesn't know who Cary Grant is? I have a reputation to uphold. Thankfully, Allie was all for this column and, as you'll find, we've already viewed Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ghostbusters, and Saving Private Ryan together. It's been awhile since the last column due to a family emergency, but now we're back forcing my daughter to watch »
Weisz and Toni Collette play vivacious best friends, inseparable since childhood, whose relationship is tested when one becomes pregnant and the other sick. [Source: Screen]
47 Meters Down
The story follows two sisters trapped in an undersea observation cage who must survive a dwindling oxygen supply and hungry great whites circling nearby. [Source: Deadline]
My Owners Wedding
The story follows two eligible young women, the guy they both want, and his dog with the mutt »
- Garth Franklin
He may not have had a lot of success with critics on Parental Guidance, or with reviews or audiences on You Again, but director Andy Fickman is shrugging off past disappointments and looking ahead. He’s currently at work on Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and has just signed on for a new, original comedy called My Owner’s Wedding.With a script by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, Wedding imagines the rom-com from a slightly unusual perspective. We’re introduced to two women who are both interested in the same man. But it’s his dog that sets about making sure his owner ends up with the lady he prefers. Yes, we’re getting some nightmare flashbacks to the likes of Look Who’s Talking Now, but no one has explained how the canine cupid will work his magic (no one say doggy style, please), so it could turn »
Exclusive: Andy Fickman has been set by Millennium Films to direct My Owner’s Wedding, a romantic comedy about two eligible young women, the guy they both want, and his dog. The latter will go to any length to make sure his owner winds up with the right girl. Fickman is coming off Parental Guidance and helmed the hits Race To Witch Mountain and The Game Plan. He is also exec producer and is directing the Disney Channel’s series Liv And Maddie and is producing and directing the Off-Broadway production Heathers The Musical, based on the cult teen movie. Fickman is directing Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, with Kevin James reprising for Sony, and Fickman’s producing the self-explanatory Scouts Vs. Zombies for Paramount. My Owner’s Wedding was scripted by Robert Cary (Anything But Love) and Jonathan Tolins, whose Buyer And Cellar is playing off-Broadway. The film is produced by Cary, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Are you sitting down? Are you ready for this? Promise not to poop yourself with excitement: there's a sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop coming out. It's called Pall Blart: Mall Cop 2, and Kevin James returns to the segway and tight dress pants of the hit film. And now, you can plan your schedule to avoid missing what may be the cinematic event of 2015. Columbia Pictures (via Variety) has officially announced that April 17, 2015 is the landing point for the continuing saga of Blart, the defender of the mall. The original was helmed by Steve Carr (Daddy Day Care) but this installment falls under the leadership of Parental Guidance steward Andy Fickman. The hope is that they'll preserve the dignity and continuity of the first film, which saw James as the titular security guard helping to defend the mall from criminals. This time around, Blart is at a security convention when »
If you are new to our Parental Guidance column, stop what you're doing and go read the first two columns Here and Here. You can't just jump in with column 3 and know what's going on. Don't be lazy, people. Ok, fine. I will give you a quick synopsis to help you understand why I'm writing this column with my daughter. I concocted a plan to make my 15 year old daughter, Allie, watch movies of my choice. While she is wise beyond her years, her cinematic expertise was severely lacking. More importantly, I wanted to spend some more quality time with my daughter. She only has three more years before she heads to college, and my oldest girl leaving the house is gonna be traumatic. Most important, it's going to be seriously embarrassing for me if she doesn't know who Clint Eastwood or Robert DeNiro is. I have a reputation to »
After conquering the Oscars, for which he earned four Emmys, and winning a Tony, Billy Crystal is coming back to series television.
He'll tackle his first regular role on a prime-time series since the 1977-81 sitcom "Soap" by teaming with Josh Gad ("Frozen," "The Book of Mormon") in "The Comedians," which FX gave a 13-episode order Wednesday (March 19). (Crystal was also a regular on "Saturday Night Live" for one season in 1984-85.)
"It's based on a Swedish show, of all the places to be funny," Crystal tells Zap2it. "You think of that as the land of [filmmaker] Ingmar Bergman and death. This is the story of the pairing of a veteran comedian and a young comedian, and they're put together by a network to do a sketch variety show. Reluctantly."
We apologise profusely and you can stop reading this now if you so choose to, but the sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop has added five new names to its cast.
Wizards of Waverly Place and Grown Ups 2 star David Henrie has signed on as a charming valet attendant whom Blart’s (Kevin James) daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) develops a crush on. while Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) will also co-star along with Eduardo Verastegui (Bella), Nicholas Turturro (I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry) and James' brother Gary Valentine (The King of Queens), who'll be playing fellow security guards.
- Gary Collinson
Meta Golding (The Hunger Games franchise) and Jee Young Han (Young Adult) have been cast in Agatha, from ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Co., about a former convict-turned-big-city criminologist who is brought in to help local police crack a case involving a perplexing disappearance. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots Golding, repped by Paradigm and A Management, will play Stacy Soto, a smart, sassy, tough-as-nails Da who is not only Agatha’s nemesis but is dating Agatha’s father. She recurs on the CW’s The Tomrrow People. Young, repped by Innovative, plays Chelsea, the rookie cop assigned to liaise Agatha. Catalina Denis (Brick Mansions) and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf (Parental Guidance) have joined the cast of The Visitors, from Amblin TV. It chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. Denis, repped by Act 1 and Thruline, plays Dr. Maria Martinez, who tends to John Doe in the hospital. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Just over a month after the sequel was announced, the supporting cast of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is starting to come together, with Molly Shannon, David Henrie, Nicholas Turturro and Gary Valentine in talks to star. Raini Rodriguez is also in negotiations to reprise her role from Paul Blart: Mall Cop as Maya, the daughter of Kevin James' title character.
The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and Maya attend a security guard convention. After being constantly mocked by casino security, he helps them bring down a dangerous group of art thieves. No details were given for Molly Shannon's character, but David Henrie is playing a Vegas valet attendant who Maya has a crush on. Nicholas Turturro will play one of Blart's security guard adversaries, while Gary Valentine is portraying a colleague who is sympathetic to the title character's plight.
The actress and singer received Academy Awards nominations for 1980's The Rose and For the Boys in 1992.
"We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time," said Zadan and Meron. "We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening."
Midler's most recent film credit was the family comedy Parental Guidance. She has recorded 13 studio albums and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes and three Emmys.
All tracks nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar - 'The Moon Song' (Karen O from Her), 'Ordinary Love' (U2 from Mandela), 'Happy' (Pharrell Williams from Despicable Me 2) and 'Let It Go' (Idina Menzel from Frozen) - will be performed on the night.
Because where there’s a will, there’s a segway, Kevin James will be returning to theaters approximately five years too late for the sequel to 2009′s small town security-based comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The first film was a surprise hit, raking in $146 million, and James and his writing partner Nick Bakay are hoping to strike gold again with another installment of the tale that follows mild-mannered mall security guard Blart as he transforms into a hero to save a group of hostages from an in-mall bank heist and win the love of a kiosk clerk played by Jayma Mays. Andy Flickman (Parental Guidance, You Again, the Escape to Witch Mountain remake) is in talks to direct the sequel, which doesn’t have a synopsis yet. But if you care to recall the the ending to the first film, Blart (it rhymes with fart) frees the hostages from the mall, then »
- Samantha Wilson
Rejoice for the much adored comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop looks set to get a sequel.
Sony evidently feels as if audiences are yearning for more of Kevin James falling over and making a fool out of himself and the studio has hired Race to Witch Mountain, You Again and Parental Guidance director Andy Fickman to helm the sequel to the 2009 original.
- Gary Collinson
- Leon David
The family friendly version of Die Hard that became a surprise box-office hit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, could very well have a sequel on its way. Star Kevin James will return to the eponymous role and will once again co-write along with Nick Bakay. Andy Fickman, the man that brought us She’S The Man, The Game Plan, Race To Witch Mountain and Parental Guidance, is in negotiations to direct the upcoming sequel.
Paul Blart:mall Cop saw Kevin James’ hero go up against criminals that took over his mall. With a lot of slapstick humour, the film wasn’t that great, but it did bring home the dollars, raking in $183 million on a $26 million budget. Although he’s no Buster Keaton, James’ physical comedy must have entertained some people.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
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