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Billy Crystal to Lead & Co-Write Jim Henson Company's 'Which Witch'

10 October 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though he's one of the most iconic comedy stars of all-time, Billy Crystal has laid pretty low key over the past decade. With the exception of voice work in Monsters University, the actor has only starred in a handful of films. We would say that he's picky, but those films have been the terrible comedies Parental Guidance and Small Apartments. But we're rather interested in a new project Crystal has lined up as Variety reports the When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers star will write, produce and star in Which Witch, a new animated film at The Jim Henson Company with Brian Henson in the director's chair. More below! The film is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book which follows a wizard who holds a contest among the seven witches of Todcaster to determine which one of them he will marry. Crystal says, "When Brian Henson called me about it, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look at Matthew McConaughey in 'Sea of Trees'

30 September 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on The Sea of Trees, which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Dr.). The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton (star of FX's The League) and Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black).

Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will »

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"Sea of Trees" Wraps Production

30 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on "The Sea of Trees", which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts, starring Oscar winner Mathew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Drive).  The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton (star of FX's The League) and Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black).   Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death.  Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms »

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Gus Van Sant’s Sea Of Trees Begins Production – Stars Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, Naomi Watts

30 July 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has begun principal photography on Sea Of Trees. The film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible). Two-time Academy Award nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), Ken Kao (Rampart, Knight of Cups, Silence) and Kevin Halloran (Million Dollar Arm, Parental Guidance, Water For Elephants) are producing, based on the Black List script by Chris Sparling (Buried). F. Gary Gray, Brian Dobbins and Allen Fischer are also producers. The film will shoot on location in Massachusetts and in Japan.

Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, »

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Production Begins on Gus Van Sant’s Sea Of Trees Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, and Naomi Watts

30 July 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

"The McConaissance" continues as Gus Van Sant’s new project Sea of Trees starts shooting today.  As you may have guessed, the film stars Matthew McConaughey as well as Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts.  Penned by Chris Sparling, the story follows a man who enters the “Suicidal Forest” at Mount Fuji with the intention of taking his own life.  When he is interrupted by a Japanese man who is having second thoughts about his own suicide, the two “begin a journey of reflection and survival.” This sounds exactly like the kind of film I feel Van Sant should be doing and it makes me glad that 50 Shades of Grey dalliance ended for him when it did.  Hit the jump for the full press release on Sea of Trees starting up.  The film will shoot on location in Massachusetts and Japan with no release date set as-of-yet. Here’s the press release: Bloom, »

- Evan Dickson

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Matthew McConaughey's 'Sea of Trees' Begins Shooting in Japan

30 July 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bloom, Waypoint Entertainment and Netter Productions announced that two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) began principal photography on Sea of Trees. The film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Dr.). Two-time Academy Award nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), Ken Kao (Rampart, Knight f Cups, Silence) and Kevin Halloran (Million Dollar Arm, Parental Guidance, Water for Elephants) are producing, based on the Black List script by Chris Sparling (Buried). F. Gary Gray, Brian Dobbins and Allen Fischer are also producers. The film will shoot on location in Massachusetts and in Japan.

Ken Kao and Alex Walton's international sales, production and financing company, Bloom, launched and introduced Sea of Trees in Cannes, »

- MovieWeb

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Film Review: ‘And So It Goes’

12 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Somewhere, Billy Joel is cringing. While the title of Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes” seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life’s inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender — to the kind of geriatric burlesque that increasingly seems to be the only game in town for A-list stars of Social Security age. Rivaling headliner Michael Douglas’ recent altacocker ensembler “Last Vegas” in its quantity of arthritic slapstick and tearjerking platitudes, this independently financed reunion project for the actor and his “American President” director is being positioned by upstart distrib Clarius as an alternative to the summer’s comicbook blockbusters. But “And So It Goes” will need a Viagara-sized box office miracle to come anywhere near the niche success of the recent “Parental Guidance” ($77 million) and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” ($46 million), to say nothing of Reiner’s own “The Bucket List” ($93 million).

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- Scott Foundas

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Parental Guidance Suggests You Never Say Die

6 June 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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. »

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'Scouts Vs. Zombies' Begins Production in Los Angeles

12 May 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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.

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. »

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Scouts vs. Zombies Begins Filming

12 May 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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.

Tye Sheridan (“Mud,” “Dark Places »

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Parental Guidance Suggests You Hold On To Your Butts

9 May 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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. »

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Casting Net: Jude Law to play a literary 'Genius' opposite Colin Firth; Plus Ben Kingsley, Chace Crawford, more

25 April 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

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

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Parental Guidance Suggests You're In Trouble, Program!

25 April 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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Directors: Hardwicke, Roberts, Fickman, Tennant

22 April 2014 9:14 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miss You Already

Filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke ("Twilight") and actress Rachel Weisz are teaming for the UK comedy-drama "Miss You Already. Morwenna Banks penned the script and shooting begins in September.

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

Johannes Roberts is set to helm the thriller "47 Meters Down" which is being described as "'Gravity' underwater". Dimension Films has also just acquired North American rights to the film.

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

Andy Fickman ("Parental Guidance," "The Game Plan") has been set to direct the romantic comedy "My Owner's Wedding" for Millennium Films.

The story follows two eligible young women, the guy they both want, and his dog with the mutt »

- Garth Franklin

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Andy Fickman Attending My Owner's Wedding

22 April 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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 »

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Millennium Sets Andy Fickman For ‘My Owner’s Wedding’

22 April 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Yes Really) Gets A Release Date

2 April 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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Parental Guidance Suggests You Earn This

28 March 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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'The Comedians': Billy Crystal discusses his return to series TV on FX

19 March 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

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."

Crystal likens the result to Garry Shandling's "The Larry Sanders Show," since it involves "our own show, which is »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 adds to its cast

24 February 2014 10:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is once again written by James and Nick Bakay, with Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, Parental Guidance) set to direct.

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- Gary Collinson

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