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Girls Trip Star Tiffany Haddish on a Possible Sequel and Why She Still Uses Groupon

Girls Trip Star Tiffany Haddish on a Possible Sequel and Why She Still Uses Groupon
Audiences leaving this summer’s laugh-out-loud comedy Girls Trip (out on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand today) may have walked away with a crush on breakout star Tiffany Haddish, but the 37-year-old comedian walked away with a sea of new friends — including costars Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Queen Latifah.

It was a shock for Haddish, who worried their bond would turn into one of those “professional relationships” where actors act cool on a project but no one picks up the phone after filming wraps.

“That’s happened to me so many times, but not with these girls,” Haddish gushed to People.
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Hot Shots!: the last great spoofs

Robb Sheppard Oct 13, 2017

The Hot Shots! movies were the peak of spoof cinema in the 1990s. We take a look back...

Spoof. Say it aloud. Feels like a dirty word doesn’t it?

Aside from even sounding slightly smutty, the spoof movie genre has, of late, been sullied by (five!) Scary Movies, Meet The Spartans and - oh, the irony - Disaster Movie. Transitory, devoid of wit and with the lowest common denominator in their crosshairs, these movies aimed for the tittering teenager, the cheap thrill-seeker and the perpetually stoned.

Perhaps the above seems like a sweeping generalisation, but it’s with good cause. Where these movies and even the term spoof itself have since been eschewed, there remains a series of films which occupy a place of fondness in the heart of - including yours truly, obvs - many a film fan: the Zaz movies.

The writing, directing and producing partnership of David Zucker,
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7 Breakout Performers From Summer Movies in 2017

7 Breakout Performers From Summer Movies in 2017
Every summer movie season has its share of big-name vehicles and star turns from recognizable faces. But this year, several actors delivered outstanding performances that hint at exciting futures. Probably no one more than Gal Gadot, who became a household name after “Wonder Woman” broke expectations and box office records. But below are seven more names of actors, in movies large and small, whose work this season has them firmly on our radar.

Nnamdi Asomugha, “Crown Heights”

A former NFL player who has dabbled lightly in small film and TV roles in addition to producing “Beasts of No Nation,” Asomugha is simply astounding as Carl King in “Crown Heights.” What elevates Matt Ruskin’s timely true story about Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield), who spent more than 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, is the relationship between King and Warner and how the former dedicated his life to freeing his friend, even
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Uwe Boll Isn’t the Worst Director of the 21st Century, Says Metacritic, but He’s Close — See the Top 20

Uwe Boll Isn’t the Worst Director of the 21st Century, Says Metacritic, but He’s Close — See the Top 20
After naming Alfonso Cuarón the best director of the 21st century, Metacritic has gone ahead and averaged out filmmakers’ Metascores to name the worst directors since 2000. As with the first list, filmmakers must have made at least four movies in the last 17 years to be eligible — meaning that Tom Six (“The Human Centipede”) and Dinesh D’Souza (“Hillary’s America”) don’t qualify despite the fact that they’re far from critical darlings.

Read MoreAlfonso Cuarón Is the Best Director of the 21st Century, According to Metacritic — See the Top 25

Uwe Boll, known for his oft-panned video-game adaptations, comes in at #2; the dubious honor of defeating him goes to Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose average Metascore of 14.5 comes from directing spoofs like “Meet the Spartans,” “Date Movie,” and “Epic Movie.”

You might not be familiar with some of the other names to be found here, in part because directing
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From Foster Care to Girls Trip Star: Tiffany Haddish's Amazing Real-Life Story

From Foster Care to Girls Trip Star: Tiffany Haddish's Amazing Real-Life Story
As she bursts into the spotlight with her breakout role in Girls Trip, it’s hard to picture Tiffany Haddish as anything but a born comedy star. But her road to success has been a harrowing one.

As her mom fought mental illness, Haddish was placed in foster care as a child. It wasn’t until a social worker pushed her to attend a comedy camp that she discovered her passion for performing.

Now, the actress, 37, is starring alongside Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith in the new comedy Girls Trip —playing the wildest member of a tight-knit crew of college girlfriends.
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Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah get rowdy in the new trailer for Girls Trip

Author: Zehra Phelan

Hold on to your knickers, another Hangover-inspired film based on the ‘fairer’ sex is about to gracelessly hit our screens in Girls Trip. Judging from the newly released trailer it isn’t far off the upcoming Rough Night, except there are no accidentally dead male stripper in sight.

Do you fancy watching Jada Pinkett Smith releasing her bowels while suspended from mid-air onto a gazing crowd, or even four feisty women getting high on Absinthe and causing an all out brawl in a dance-off in the middle of a club? Well, that’s what you get as the four lifelong friends decide to get away for the weekend and relive their younger days as potty mouths take hold as well as their raging sexual hormones. Oh, these ladies are nasty, lively and horny and slightly offensive when one declares “I’m getting white girl drunk” – well, this
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Why Spaceballs is the Star Wars spoof we need

Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017

As the Epic Movie team announce they have Star Wars in their sights, might we have a chat about Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, amongst others?

Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.

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In the words of financier Covert Media’s Paul Hanson: “Jason and
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Star Wars fan comedy The Line Kings to shoot this year

A few days ago we brought you word that Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind the likes of Scary Movie and Meet the Spartans, are developing a Star Wars spoof entitled Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, and now comes word of another Star Wars-themed comedy on the horizon.

Variety is reporting that Tony Dow (Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) is set to direct The Line Kings, which has been written by Billy Riback (Home Improvement, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody) and Steve Rubin (Bleacher Bums, Silent Night).

The film, which is slated to shoot in L.A. in the spring, will follow “a group of rabid Star Wars fans who camp out for four days on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre after Disney announces that the fans who
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Star Wars spoof movie coming from Epic Movie team

Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017

Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue goes into production this year.

Whenever the Golden Raspberry Awards roll around, it’s a continual disappointment that they tend to focus on big movies, sometimes ambitious ones, that failed for one reason or another. What they don’t tend to go for are genuinely awful films, such as the assortment of terrible spoofs from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. These include, but are not limited to, Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck.

Now, cheerily, Friedberg and Seltzer are turning their attention to Star Wars, with a spoof entitled Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Yeah.

The film is set to shoot in the autumn, and in the words of financier Covert Media’s Paul Hanson, “Jason and Aaron are a
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A Star Wars spoof is coming from Epic Movie duo

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the filmmaking duo behind the films Epic Movie and Meet The Spartans, are to next tackle Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a spoof which will mock the Star Wars saga and various other space series.

Filming will kick off later this year with Paul Hanson and Todd Garner producing.

Hanson said the following in a statement to Variety: “Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”

More as we get it.

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The duo behind Epic Movie & Meet the Spartans turn their sights to Star Wars

  • JoBlo
After winning some goodwill as two of the half-dozen screenwriters responsible for Scary Movie, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spent the next seventeen years turning that success into a series of increasingly terrible parody movies such as Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Disaster Movie. The films were relatively cheap to produce and usually made their money back, which has kept the duo in business all this... Read More...
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Star Wars Spoof Movie Is Happening with Scary Movie Team

Comedy hit creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck) are set to write and direct their newest project Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a Star Wars spoof, it was announced today by Covert Media's CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W. Ophelia) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions' Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin). With over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, the kings of spoof movies have poked fun at every genre in film, from five Scary Movies, Epic Movie and Date Movie, to Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. Now they are at it again, daring to spoof the biggest movie empire on Earth by taking us to a galaxy far, far away in... Star Worlds.

With their comedic take on
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Scary Movie screenwriters shooting Star Wars spoof for release this year

Given the enormous popularity of the franchise following the blockbuster success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it was only a matter of time before we got this one…

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, co-writers of the Scary Movie franchise, are working on a spoof of the Star Wars franchise, with the “hilarious” title Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love,” said Paul Hanson of Covert Media. “Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”

In addition to the Scary Movie films, Freidberg and Seltzer’s other
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'Star Wars' spoof on Covert Efm sales slate

  • ScreenDaily
'Star Wars' spoof on Covert Efm sales slate
Scary Movie franchise creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will write and direct Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Covert Media will fully finance and handle worldwide sales on the project, which CEO Paul Hanson is producing alongside Broken Road ProductionsTodd Garner.

The project is in pre-production and the producers have earmarked an autumn shoot. Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine, and Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein serve as executive producers.

According to a press release Friedberg and Seltzer – whose credits as writers and producers on the Scary Movie franchise and films like Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck have grossed more than $1bn worldwide – plan to leave “no convention, cliché, or iconic moment untouched”.

Star Worlds is the second project under the two-year first-look deal between Covert and Broken Road. The partners
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‘Star Wars’ Spoof Coming From ‘Scary Movie’ Writers

  • The Wrap
‘Star Wars’ Spoof Coming From ‘Scary Movie’ Writers
Scary Movie” co-writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are going to a galaxy far, far away for their next comedy. The duo are set to write and direct a “Star Wars” spoof, titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson, who made the announcement on Wednesday, is producing the film alongside Broken Road ProductionsTodd Garner. Friedberg and Seltzer’s credits include the five “Scary Movies,” “Epic Movie,” “Meet the Spartans” and “Vampires Suck.” See Video: Watch Darth Vader Beat the Batteries Out of Buzz Lightyear
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Mad Shelia Trailer Is China's Insane Answer to Mad Max

Mad Shelia Trailer Is China's Insane Answer to Mad Max
Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the most beloved movies to come out in a very, very long time. So rare do blockbuster movies connect with both the movie going public and critics in the way Mad Max was able to, which is truly something special. That being the case, it seemed inevitable that there would be some attempts to capture a little of that lightning in a different bottle. The team behind the new movie Mad Shelia decided to just seemingly remake it on the cheap with Asian actors.

The trailer for Mad Sheila recently made its way onto YouTube and is truly something to behold, especially if you are a fan of Mad Max: Fury Road. Maybe not a good something, but it is something. There have been many spoof movies made in the past, it is not a new concept. For 300, it was Meet The Spartans.
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Trailer for Mad Max Knockoff Mad Shelia Ups the Grindhouse Elements

There have been many spoof films made for popular/successful films. For 300 there was Meet the Spartans and Scream had Scary Movie. Chinese film Mad Shelia is not a spoof, it's a full-on knockoff of Mad Max, copying the diesel punk esthetic of the cars, costumes, and even its poster. Mad Shelia is not a complete carbon copy and has a female protagonist, but what she eventually wears pushes Shelia into the grindhouse formula of "babes and boobs."

Do you think this could be a new trend?

H/T: io9 and ScreenAnarchy
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Are we drowning in nostalgia?

Anghus Houvouras on whether we’re drowning in nostalgia…

Yes. We absolutely are.

There’s the short version for anyone who doesn’t feel like putting any additional thought into the subject. I’m nothing if not considerate.

We are currently adrift in a sea of the familiar. Living in an era of entertainment avarice where our fondest wishes came true, and like every story about wish-fulfillment we refused to consider the consequences of getting everything we ever wanted. We wished for a steady downpour and are now struggling to find breathable air as we’re pushed against the ceiling of our sinking vessel.

Nostalgia is the enemy of creativity. It’s the reason we are wading through the brackish wake of entrails and innards left by the slaughter of the 2016 summer movie season. A disaster so epic that the combined might of Dwayne Johnson, a re-animated Charlton Heston, and
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Cinemascore and exit polling in Hollywood: what is it?

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If a film gets a Cinemascore of B or C, it's often classed as a disappointment. But what is a Cinemascore?

The process of marketing a movie is now an operation that lasts many months across all sorts of media, from bus stop posters to social media campaigns, all in pursuit of making sure the movie makes an impact in its opening weekend. Tracking and analytics can give an indication of how audiences are responding before the movie even hits cinemas, but it's only in that opening weekend, once they've actually seen the movie, that you can get a more accurate read on public opinion.

Box office aside, one way in which Hollywood's studios reads public response after release is Cinemascore, the Las Vegas-based market research firm which conducts nationwide exit polls. Billed as “Hollywood's Benchmark”, the company's researchers gathers information from filmgoers and the results, expressed as letter grades,
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15 Spoof Movies That Were Quite Hilarious

I feel like it’s been a long time since a decent spoof movie has come out. Check out this list of crap that’s come out in the last decade: Disaster Movie, Superhero Movie and Meet The Spartans for starters. And before that it was Epic Movie, Date Movie, My Big Fat Independent Movie, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and The Comebacks. Personally I miss the spoof movie. When it’s done right it’s a thing of beauty. You take one situation a bit too far. You embellish a character just enough that it’s funny to laugh at. But one thing

15 Spoof Movies That Were Quite Hilarious
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