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Though there are exceptions to every rule, I generally tire of romantic comedies that stick to a limited timeframe while following the generic formula of .meet-cute leads to problem leads to getting together,. only to end the movie right as we finally begin to see happiness within the two people we.ve been following the whole time. Hollywood likes to play with that formula by making giant ensemble pieces out of it so that several couples can follow that same pattern. Maybe I.m just watching all the wrong movies. Thankfully, the indie scene is alive with romance flicks that feel more genuine, and Milestone Media.s Comet sounds like it fits into that mold, which is odd, given that it takes place in a parallel universe. It will star everyman Justin Long (Going the Distance) and Emmy Rossum (Beautiful Creatures, and will be the directorial debut from Sam Esmail, »
Crackle announced eight new original programs today during its NewFronts upfront presentation in New York as well as the return of the Jerry Seinfeld series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, one of three series on the free digital network to get a second season. The Sony-owned Crackle’s first foray into feature-length movies will kick off with the martial arts pic Extraction starring Danny Glover coming in September and a sequel to Joe Dirt starring David Spade. Here are the full descriptions of the original programming: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – Season 2 Comedy Series, 24 Episodes Summer 2013 Back for a second season, the uproarious comedy series created, written and produced by Jerry Seinfeld, will include guests David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Don Rickles, and more. Extraction September 2013 Contained Action/Thriller Feature; 90 Minutes The first major feature made for digital, Extraction follows a Us Black Ops team member who finds himself »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
It's not exactly "The Big Wedding," which is why the $3 million indie is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend and not fast-tracked for mall multiplexes. It's a helluva lot bolder than your average studio rom-com.
Long, who stars but also produced and co-wrote the script with brother Christian Long and Keir O'Donnell, told us about his feelings on online dating (and stalking) and which one of his movies is sooooo much better when you're stoned.
So "A Case of You"… The first great cyber-stalker rom-com of our time?
Well I don't know if it's great but … It's funny while we were writing we were like, has no one really done this? I was surprised. We »
- Kevin Polowy
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Movie 43 might have the distinction of featuring the most movie stars in a film that’s not a documentary about Hollywood.
The comedy stars Hugh Jackman (Real Steel), Justin Long (Going the Distance), Dennis Quaid (The Words), Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys), Emma Stone (Gangster Squad), Kate Winslet (Contagion), Liev Schreiber (Salt), Naomi Watts (Fair Game), Anna Faris (What’s Your Number?), Gerard Butler (Playing For Keeps), Halle Berry (Cloud Atlas), Terrence Howard (The Ledge), Elizabeth Banks (The Next Three Days), Richard Gere (Arbitrage), Kate Bosworth (Straw Dogs), Kristen Bell (Big Miracle), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It), Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction) … Phew!
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by screenwriter/podcaster Geoff Latulippe (of Going the Distance and the Broken Projector Podcast) to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring and Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. The main topic was a discussion on the genre of wedding films in honor of The Big Wedding out this weekend. The guys go over this constant sub-genre and where it fits amongst other genres it appears in. They also discuss other stories where a wedding has yet to be a major plot point. The Golden Briefcase is also broadcast Live on Wednesday nights starting ~7:30Pm Pst. You can listen in via our Ustream page or by visiting our own live page right here on Fs. The podcast is just as fun »
- Tim Buel
Justin Long is in New York this week for the Tribeca Film Festival to promote his new romantic comedy, "A Case Of You," which Long co-wrote with his brother Christian and actor Keir O'Donnell. When we met in the basement of a New York City Hilton to discuss the new film however, our conversation started with some small talk -- which is often awkward. In this case, instead of saying something like "I like your shirt," I brought up my former Movieline colleague, film critic-turned-author Michelle Orange.
Back in September of 2010, Orange wrote a negative review of Long's comedy "Going the Distance," which Long then recited during a taping of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." The conflict went viral, but was settled in November of that year after Orange explained her review in a post for The Rumpus. Still, it's clear all that back-and-forth made an impact on Long; my »
- Mike Ryan
Spring and love are in the air, but let's face it... so are heavy doses of pollen and broken-hearted misery, too. I mean, you can't force anyone to love you, right? Well, maybe... at least that's the case in the new flick Love Sick Love!
From the Press Release
Amid a cinema landscape of syrupy rom-coms and warm bodied zombies that live happily ever after, director Christian Charles (Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This) in his latest film Love Sick Love offers up a film for the romantically challenged. In the spirit of Fatal Attraction and Swimming with Sharks but for the dating world -- a New York businessman’s fling turns deadly when he is teamed with a psychotic serial romantic in this boy meets girl thriller that propels the term "love hurts" to a whole new level. The film will be available on DVD »
- Uncle Creepy
Not content to let Adam Sandler and the Grown Ups hog all the filmmaking-with-friends fun, movie buds Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis have signed on to follow Going The Distance and Horrible Bosses (and the previously confirmed Horrible Bosses 2) with the cop comedy One Night On The Hudson. Directed by their Horrible Bosses bro Seth Gordon, the film follows a buttoned-down, rule-abiding rookie and his world-weary partner as they attempt to transport a federal witness from New Jersey to Manhattan. No word on who’s playing which officer, but the descriptions of the protagonists suggest that Day and Sudeikis »
Are Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis on track to be the next great film comedy duo? After working together on Going the Distance and Horrible Bosses, The Hollywood Reporter writes that the duo has agreed to star in a third film together (which would make the sequel to Bosses the pair's fourth). One Night on the Hudson focuses on a veteran cop who's paired with a rookie on his first night on the job. It's hard to say which will be which, since they are both the exact same age. Bosses director Seth Gordon will direct. Maybe they can get Jason Bateman to cameo as the voice of their Gps or something. »
- Jesse David Fox
Over six months ago it was announced that Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) was set to lead Dracula, a 10-episode series set up at NBC that would put a new spin on the classic Bram Stoker tale.
Now two more cast members have joined the series, including the iconic vampire’s arch nemeses. Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Wanted) has been cast as the vampire hunter Van Helsing and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Raven, Going the Distance) has been cast as Jonathan Harker.
This is a project that skipped the pilot stage and just got a straight-up series order, but it’s hard to tell whether it’s looking past a single season or will act more as an extended miniseries. The shorter season seems to behoove both the networks and creators as they get a chance to tell their story without ...
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- Ethan Anderton
In the forthcoming period drama, TVLine has learned, Kretschmann’s Van Helsing is a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power. He may be a greater threat to the public than the titular count (played by The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers).
The 10-episode series, based on Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, finds Dracula preparing to unleash hell on the Victorian society responsible for ruining his life. But he’s thrown when he falls for a woman who’s a dead ringer for his beloved, long-deceased wife.
Jackson-Cohen plays Roddy on the ITV series Mr. Selfridge; he also appeared in the film Going the Distance and as Prince William (opposite Girls‘ Allison Williams) in Funnyordie.com’s Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After.
NBC has not yet announced a premiere date.
- Kimberly Roots
Separately, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael have enjoyed lucrative comedy careers in TV and film. While Wilson blossomed as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member and can currently be seen on the underrated comedy series "Happy Endings," Raphael has been seen in films like Going the Distance and Year One with notable guest appearances on nearly a dozen TV shows. Individually they're rising comedy stars, but when they join forces, the result is a comedy dream team as the writers and stars of the hilarious, goofy and outlandish Ass Backwards, a film that fits right in with the Park City at Midnight selections. When it comes down to it, this is Dumb & Dumber for the ladies, reminiscent of Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion, and that's meant as a compliment. Wilson and Raphael play loveable losers Kate and Chloe ("Chloe and Kate. I'm Chloe. She's Kate"), best friends who »
- Ethan Anderton
Drew Barrymore has a huge 'crush' on her daughter Olive. The 'Going The Distance' actress is besotted with her four-month-old baby and feels like a nervous schoolgirl whenever she thinks about her because she gets so excited. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' on Sunday (20.01.13), she said: 'It's like having the worst crush of your life! I drive home with heart palpitations, like, I can't wait to get to her. I think, 'You know, is she gonna call? Will she ask me to spend the night?' 'I wake up every morning ... and it's a newfound joy that I have in the morning hours ... I get to wake her up, and she's so fun and always »
The bald, blind, and pale Jim Gaffigan may be one giant recessive gene, but in the eyes of CBS that doesn’t make him any less worthy of his own show. This week, the network has ordered a pilot for a new comedy starring the stand-up comedian. The show is by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, and will feature Gaffigan as a happily married father of five (just as in real life) living in a two-bedroom apartment in New York. It will be a single-camera comedy.
With How I Met Your Mother only around for one more year and Two And A Half Men likely nearing the end of its tenure on CBS, the network will definitely need some quality new shows in the next couple of years and it looks like they are hoping that Gaffigan can deliver.
Usually when comedians are going to do their own show, it does very little to excite me, »
- Alex Lowe
Like the announcement from Broken Projector‘s own special little place online states, the world doesn’t need another movie podcast, but Geoff Latulippe (Going the Distance) and I are forcing one on the unsuspecting public. Only you’re not unsuspecting anymore because we’re warning you. Which, now that I think about it, is a pretty crappy part of the surprise attack we had planned. Our first show will hit Fsr on Friday morning with Drew McWeeny taking Doom‘s side in the debate over the best Indiana Jones sequel, a review of Gangster Squad from Rob Hunter, and a vital conversation about which historical atrocity Quentin Tarantino should fictionally fix next (which we’ll need your help on). We hope you enjoy it, but if you don’t, we invite you to call your congressperson. The point is: get ready. The link above outlines some of the things that will make our show stand out »
- Scott Beggs
Most know what a hilarious comedian and actor Rob Riggle is, but who knew that he actually served as a marine too? Riggle recently wrote on his Twitter page about ending his service after more than two decades.
"After 23 years of service, I am retired as of today! Over half my life in the Marines. It was my honor to serve. Semper Fidelis!" he wrote January 1. Riggle is a Unites States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a combat veteran, and has earned over 19 medals and ribbons for his work in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Some of his famous pals couldn't help congratulating him on the big day. One response in particular, included Office star John Krasinski. "Oh man! Huge day @RobRiggle!" he wrote. "A big congratulations and a much bigger heartfelt thank you for all your service!"
- Stephanie Webber
16 items from 2013
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