20 items from 2014
Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated* History Channel miniseries The Bible, visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVD June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, Son of God comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe.
"What an honor it has been to bring the story of the life of Jesus Christ to so many people. Now families can bring the »
Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman as Host of CBS’ ‘Late Show’ Letterman is “very excited for him,” but he's probably a little bummed that his production company, Worldwide Pants, has no stake in the show after he leaves in 2015. Here's why Colbert is perfect for “The Late Show.” ‘Boom'! Fox's Explosive Series Sparks Internal Strife Over New Reality Chief (Exclusive) Some Fox executives are dismayed at the timing and tone of Simon Andreae's “Boom” and pilot “Couples Retreat.” Agent for Peyton Manning, Taylor Swift Leaves Img Ahead of Wme Deal Closing (Exclusive) Wme is raising debt to finance its $2.4 billion acquisition of. »
- Greg Gilman
With Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld (3 Days To Kill) filling the lead roles, Term Life sees a thief who plans and sells heists, take his estranged daughter on the run when a job goes awry. Finding themselves hunted by corrupt cops, mob bosses and contract killers, he takes a shot at redemption by initiating a life insurance policy, guaranteeing a legacy for his daughter when the inevitable happens. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t kick in for 21 days.
Terrence Howard will play Sheriff Braydon – a small-town law enforcer who crosses paths with the fugitives as they pass through his jurisdiction. The cast also features Bill Paxton (2 Guns) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), in addition to the film seeing »
- Sarah Myles
While Jon Favreau’s acting career includes numerous credits, it is as a filmmaker that he has garnered the highest amount of fans, with directing credits that include Elf and both Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and writing credits that include Swingers and Couples Retreat. Many were intrigued to learn that Favreau’s next directing feature would see him adapt a screenplay he had penned himself. Titled Chef, Favreau also takes on the lead role, working with a cast that includes John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: First Showing)
- Deepayan Sengupta
The entertainment network's new reality show will be different from their earlier controversial reality show 'Temptation Island' which was trying to break couples whose relationship was not strong enough, Deadline reported.
The new reality show will help couples whose relationships were struggling using an unusual concept i.e. each one agrees to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple.
The project comes from. »
- Ketali Mehta
Exclusive: Is Fox heading back to Temptation Island? I hear that the network is in talks for a pilot order to Couples Retreat, a new reality project that would put couples to the test. Unlike Fox’s controversial Temptation Island, which was trying to break couples whose relationship was not strong enough, Couples Retreat aims at helping couples whose relationships are struggling using an unconventional method: “each agree to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple.” The provocative concept, which likely will draw swinging-couple references, is sure to raise eyebrows. The project, which is now casting, comes from Red Arrow-backed Kinetic Content, run by Chris Coelen, who previously worked on ABC’s Wife Swap. Related: John De Mol’s Social Experiment Series ‘Utopia’ Lands At Fox Under new Fox alternative topper Simon Andreae, the network has been pushing the envelope with provocative social-experiment »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Today’s film is the 2005 short The Receipt. Also known as The Rece!pt, the film is directed by Tim Garrick, who also co-wrote it with Analisa Brouet. Brouet also stars in the short alongside Matthew D. McCallum, Dina Meyer, and Kristen Bell. After guest starring turns on The Shield and Everwood, Bell rose to prominence playing the titular character in the tv show Veronica Mars, following that up with a roles in movies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat. Her newest feature, Veronica Mars, a continuation of the show, opened in American theatres and on VOD this past weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
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Ahead of the release of The Single Moms Club, a film written, directed, produced by and starring Tyler Perry, we thought it was worthwhile looking back on all the Tyler Perry Productions (Tpp) that came before it. In total, Perry has produced 16 films (including Smc) from the ongoing Madea franchise to stand-alones, such as Temptation and Why Did I Get Married? All of the films have been met with varying degrees of praise and success. But who has actually sat down and watched all of them? Inspired by that question, I decided to review all of Perry’s film in order to grade and rank each film.
To see how they fall in order (from worst to best), flip through the gallery above. For a more in-depth, critical analysis keep on reading!
(Warning: The films were not watched in order of release. In fact, if watched in »
- Stacy Lambe
The original Swingers, if you don’t include those crooners from back in the day, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn will soon be on screen together again for Term Life. Having already started production, Favreau is joining the party a little late, which makes sense as he has The Jungle Book to prep for Disney as well as his own directorial project, Chef, to promote.
Vaughn stars as a heist planner who sells his ideas to the highest bidder. As you can imagine, one of his well planend heists goes wrong and he becomes the target of the buyer. Vaughn takes his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the run, but must survive the next 21 days so his life insurance can take effect.
Favreau and Vaughn starred together in Swingers, Made, Four Christmases, The Break-up and Couples Retreat. The latter being directed by Peter Billingsley who is best known as the child star of A Christmas Story. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
(Cbr) Jon Favreau will reteam with his "Swingers" and "Couples Retreat" co-star Vince Vaughn for the Universal Pictures crime thriller "Term Life", Deadline reports. Based on the Image Comics graphic novel by A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thorn, "Term Life" centers on a thief (Vaughn) who goes on the lam with his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) after a job goes sideways. Hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops, he takes out a million-dollar life insurance policy to benefit his daughter. The only problem is, it doesn’t kick in for another 21 days. Favreau’s role wasn’t specified. Lieberman wrote the script, which will be directed by Peter Billingsley ("Couples Retreat"). »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are teaming back up for a new film called Term Life. The two actors have been making movies together since Rudy, but both actors made a name for themselves with the movie Swingers.
Term Life is set up at Universal Pictures, and it's a crime thriller in which Vaughn plays a "thief-for-hire who takes his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the lam when a heist goes bad. Hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops, he takes out a life insurance policy on himself to leave something for his kid. One problem: It doesn’t take effect for 21 days."
Production is scheduled to start soon and Vaughn and Favreau's friend and colleague Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat) will direct. The screenplay was written by A.J. Lieberman, who also wrote the graphic novel that the movie is based on.
It will be great to »
- Joey Paur
Kali Hawk, whose recent roles include Peeples and Couples Retreat, has joined the cast of November Rule, the upcoming film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Starring Macy Gray, DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow), Tatyana Ali and Sons of Anarchy's Mo McRae, the romantic comedy follows a sports shoe entrepreneur (McRae) who has made a "November rule" in order to keep his distance from the women. Every November, he breaks up with the woman he's seeing using a whopping lie. But when he realizes he's let go the woman of his dreams, he tries everything to get her back. Photos: The
- Rebecca Ford
Long before there was the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy pairing or the Jon Favreau/Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man collaborations, there was the Swingers-born Favreau/Vaughn team-up, which has continued on and off through the more recent likes of The Break-Up and Couples Retreat. They’re back working together again, with Favreau taking a role in Vaughn’s new comic book-spawned thriller Term Life.Yes, despite being busy pimping his new directorial effort Chef and developing several projects including a live-action/CG Jungle Book for Disney, Favreau has accepted an unspecified part in the film, which kicked off filming at the start of the month.Term Life’s plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. »
Created by Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks,” “Red Tails”), the comedy stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as the man on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small, but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series also stars Charlie Murphy (“Are We There Yet?”), Corey Holcomb (“The Cleveland Show”), John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), and Andra Fuller (“L.A. Complex”).
The Turner-owned network will premiere the series later this year.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported this deal.
- Whitney Friedlander
Former child actor Jason Bateman had a surge in his career ten years ago when he played the lead in the television comedy "Arrested Development" (and some serious scene stealing in comedies like Dodgeball ), but things have just steamrolled for him since then as his transition to movies led to a number of huge hits including Jason Reitman's Juno , Hancock , Couples Retreat and last year's Identity Thief . Now, Bateman is making his feature film directorial debut with Bad Words , in which he plays Guy Trilby, a surly 40-year-old who finds a loophole in spelling bee bylaws to make his way through the system to the Golden Quill National Spelling Bee where he encounters a young competitor named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who seems to be an annoying distraction from »
Åkerman's acting career began in Canadian TV, followed by "The Utopian Society" (2003) and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004).
...receiving a nomination for a 'Saturn Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress'.
Since 2012, she has had a recurring role on the sitcom "Suburgatory" and currently plays the lead »
- Michael Stevens
Matthew McConaughey’s journey from rom-com stud muffin to Oscar-winning actor is officially complete. Six years ago, he starred in Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude. At Sunday night’s Oscars, he took home the Best Actor prize for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, the culmination of a string of career-rehabilitating roles that included Magic Mike and Mud. McConaughey was always a popular star, and his frivolous, formulaic romantic comedies likely served as golden handcuffs for several years of his career that left him in a creative rut. Give him credit for recognizing that and then actually doing something about it. »
- Jeff Labrecque
The story centers on a criminal who designs heists and sells them to the highest bidder. After a botched job, a contract is put out on his life, causing him to get a life insurance policy for his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). When they realize that it takes 21 days for the policy to go into effect, the man and his daughter team up to keep him alive for an extra three weeks. No details were given for Jonathan Banks' character, although don't be surprised if he ends up playing one of the mafia hitmen who is gunning for the man's life.
After a setback last year when Universal decided to throw the project into turnaround limbo, Vince Vaughn’s comic book adaptation Term Life was resurrected thanks to producer Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital, and appears to be on track with Universal once more set to distribute. The film also now boasts a villain, with Riddick’s Jordi Molla aboard.Regular Vaughn collaborator and (whisper it) Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley is still set to call the shots, working from a script by Andy Lieberman, who adapts his own comic book, originally created with Nick Thornborrow.The plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. With mob bosses, corrupt cops and hit men on his trail, Nick decides he »
After years of starring in glossy comedies such as Couples Retreat and directing two Iron Man movies as well as Cowboys and Aliens, Favreau is returning to the more low-key style that made his name, via hits like Swingers and Made.
He directed, wrote and starred in the latest film, playing a chef who quits his kitchen job to set up a food truck. It may be indie, but has a blue-chip cast including Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo.
Also premiering at SXSW will be the Veronica Mars movie, which raised an »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
20 items from 2014
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