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Just another day at the office for Ryan Reynolds.well, sort of. The Deadpool actor shared a photo from set in what appears to be proof that the R-rated movie will indeed live up to its rating as it nears the halfway point in filming. Take a look. Officially halfway through production on #deadpool and I feel fine. The other guys? notsomuch. pic.twitter.com/5APbHV3VKn . Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 25, 2015 In the photo posted to Ryan Reynolds. Twitter account, the actor seems to be enjoying filming Deadpool, as he is all smiles and making light after perhaps filming a fight scene. We hope! The Woman in Gold actor is pictured dripping with fake blood.or is it?.down his neck onto his questionable fashion choice, a white tank. Though the photo is cutoff at the chest, you can still see that he is quite toned as indicated by the »
Officially halfway through production on #deadpool and I feel fine. The other guys? notsomuch. pic.twitter.com/5APbHV3VKn
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 25, 2015
He added: "Officially halfway through production on #deadpool and I feel fine. The other guys? notsomuch."
Filming on the 20th Century Fox movie has now hit the halfway point in Vancouver with a release date of February 12, 2016 for the R rated film. »
Officially halfway through production on #deadpool and I feel fine. The other guys? notsomuch. pic.twitter.com/5APbHV3VKn — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 25, 2015 Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller, and stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa Carlysle), T.J. Miller (Weasel), with Ed Skrein, and Brianna Hildebrand (Ellie Phimister). The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. »
Back in 2010, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg joined forces along with director Adam McKay and delivered The Other Guys - a rather fantastic cop comedy that wound up proving that Ferrell and Wahlberg actually work quite well together as a duo. Fortunately, it won.t be too long until we see them paired up once again in the new comedy Daddy.s Home - and today we got a very early look at some of the film.s first footage. Paramount Pictures held their presentation for theater owners at the annual CinemaCon expo in Las Vegas this morning, and in addition to bringing some great stuff from Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation, the studio also showed a three-to-four minute sizzle reel from Daddy.s Home both setting up the movie.s plot and highlight some of what we can assume are the movie.s best moments. From the clips shown, it »
New movie alert! Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment has announced that “The Big Short,” a movie written and directed by Adam McKay of “Anchorman” franchise and “The Other Guys” fame, will begin filming in New Orleans. Also announced were several big names associated with the film. Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt will star in the film as well as Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei. Also starring in the film are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, Byron Mann, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock. McKay based the script for “The Big Short” on another script by Charles Randolph (“Love and Other Drugs”) [ Read More ]
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for “The Big Short,” with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”). The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. “The Big Short” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, »
- Philip Sticco
Deadline reported on Tuesday that Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt are set to join Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei in McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The book tells the story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
This is McKay’s first dive into large-scale drama after making a name for himself with comedy hits such as Anchorman, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers. He most recently worked with Marvel and Paul Rudd on the script for Ant-Man, which just released its second trailer, and is rumored to be on the shortlist »
- Zach Dennis
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment officially announced the cast of Adam McKay's The Big Short today and it's an impressive cast to say the least. Based on Michael Lewis' best-seller "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s, the film will star Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt and joining them are a pair of Oscar winners in Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), which is to say this is also sort of a Crazy, Stupid, Love. reunion between Carell, Gosling and Tomei. The film's final screenplay is credited to McKay, written from an earlier draft penned by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs) based on Lewis' book. As for the film's actual plot, nothing is said other to offer a similar recap as I did above with the press release reading: »
- Brad Brevet
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”).
The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
- Michelle McCue
Last month a rumor surfaced that Ant-man co-writer and The Other Guys director Adam McKay was set to helm a Marvel movie, but according to Kevin Feige, that's not the case. Why? Because apparently McKay could potentially direct any future film for the studio. Feige recently sat down with Collider, and he was asked if McKay was in the running to direct Inhumans, which has been the popular guess since it is one of the Phase 3 films that doesn't have a director yet, with the »
- Jesse Giroux
Of all the left-field composers out there — typically musicians who don’t follow the traditional rules of film composing — if Jon Brion isn’t at the very top, he’s very damn close. The musician, composer, producer (who has worked with folks like Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Of Montreal, Elliott Smith and more) has been tapped by filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson (“Magnolia,” “Punch Drunk Love”), Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind”), David O. Russell (“I Heart Huckabees”), Charlie Kaufman (“Synechdoche, New York”), Miranda July (“The Future”) and more. In recent years he’s been moving towards comedies, especially for the films of Adam McKay (“The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers”), Vince Vaughn (“The Break-Up,” “Delivery Man”) and Judd Apatow. Brion scored “Funny People,” “This Is 40,” and has also written the music for the upcoming “Trainwreck” film starring Amy Schumer. The bête noir of all film composers is temp music — the music a. »
- Edward Davis
Home delivered the best non-sequel opening in 6 years for DreamWorks Animation while Get Hard is Ferrell’s top live-action start since The Other Guys (2010). Home overperformed with $52.1 million, which as I said in the intro, is the best non-sequel opening for DreamWorks Animation in 6 years and furthermore the 3rd highest non-sequel overall, […]
Read Box Office: Home Flies to Fantastic $52.1 Million Debut on Filmonic.
March came in like a lamb at the box office this year, but it leaves roaring like a lion, thanks to two strong openings. DreamWorks Animation finished a domestic box office slump that dated back to the summer of 2013, as the 3D sci-fi comedy Home launched to the top of the charts with an estimated $54 million. That is the biggest non-sequel opening for an animated film from the company since Monsters Vs. Aliens ($59.3 million) six years ago. Due to mixed reviews, a plot noticeably similar to Lilo and Stitch and an ad campaign that didn’t seem to promise much for teens and adults, this was a much better opening than box office prognosticators expected.
With the voice talent of Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, Home ended up generating a lot of interest among families. The film opened better than the more heavily hyped DreamWorks titles Megamind ($46 million) and »
- Jordan Adler
The box office giveth and the box office taketh away, but this weekend was bountiful for four different movies. DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox's "Home" took the top spot with $54 million. That's the biggest debut for Dwa since "Madagascar 3: Europe Most Want" in 2012 and the first real smash opening for the company since Fox became their distribution and marketing partner. This is a huge win for DreamWorks since "Home" is their only major release in 2015. The family film also earned an A Cinemascore rating which means it should have good word of mouth with family audiences over the coming weeks. Globally, the $135 million budgeted flick has earned $101.5 million so far. It's one of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell's worst reviewed films of their careers, but audiences didn't seem to care as "Get Hard" took the second spot with $34.6 million. The Warner Bros. release is actually Ferrell's biggest »
- Gregory Ellwood
I don't mind admitting I'm a bit shocked at the $54 million for Dreamworks Animation's Home. Dreamworks Animation hasn't had a non-sequel perform this well since 2009's Monsters vs. Aliens and this is even better than the $49.4 million opening for last year's How to Train Your Dragon 2, which went on to make $618.9 million worldwide. Seems families were primed and ready for a new movie to take the kids to and this fit the bill and with an "A" CinemaScore it would seem they walked away impressed. The pic does carry a hefty $135 budget, but if these numbers are any indication that won't be too hard to overcome. Good news for Dreamworks. Then we come to Get Hard and it seems audiences can't get enough Kevin Hart and you cast him alongside Will Ferrell and you have box office magic to the tune of $34.6 million, which is still second to »
- Brad Brevet
DreamWorks Animation only has one release in 2015, "Home." Considering how much investors constantly scrutinize the studio that put a lot of pressure on the publicly traded company and its marketing and distribution partner, 20th Century Fox, to turn it into a hit. After Friday's opening, CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg can take a huge sigh of relief. "Home" took the top spot on its opening day with $15.6 million. Since pre-release polling indicated strong family interest (it's a CG animated movie) it should perform even better on Saturday and possibly even Sunday. That means it could end up with $55-58 million over the three-day and become DreamWorks Animation's biggest opening since "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" earned $60 million in June 2012. No matter where it falls, "Home's" opening takes some pressure off 20th Century Fox who consistently underperformed with Dwa Films domestically since "The Croods" was a surprise hit two years ago. It's »
- Gregory Ellwood
DreamWorks Animation's Home (2015) got off to a fantastic start on Friday, and is shaping up to be a nice win for the struggling animation studio. Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard was no slouch either. Ultimately, both movies are poised to open north of $35 million this weekend, which is a rare occurrence at the domestic box office.Home opened to an estimated $15.6 million, which is nearly twice as much as Mr. Peabody & Sherman's $8 million debut around this same time last year. It's also well above the first How to Train Your Dragon ($12.1 million), and last year's Rio 2 ($12 million).If it follows Mr. Peabody's pace, it will wind up with over $60 million this weekend. More modestly, the How to Train Your Dragon pace translates to around $55 million.Playing at 3,175 locations, Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard opened to a strong $12.9 million on Friday. While that's a bit »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Because they can do better. I was told today on Facebook that we should stop talking about "Get Hard" this week. Never mind that in a typical week leading up to the release of a movie, you'd typically see many articles about it, exploring different aspects with interviews and reviews and maybe premiere photos, and no one seems to complain about that. The reason I was told to stop talking about it is because we are supposedly "too sensitive" about the way the film leans on some really ugly stereotypes and lazy comic set-ups, and in doing so, managing to be unpleasant and even offensive. I've been told that we should stop discussing this because "it's a joke." The only people I see wringing their hands that things are getting "too P.C." are those who want to be able to say anything to anyone without consequence. That's really what »
- Drew McWeeny
DreamWorks Animation's Home (2015) and Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard could both open north of $30 million this weekend, which would put them in a close race for first place.Meanwhile, holdovers The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Cinderella will likely battle for third place with with around $20 million.Playing at 3,175 locations, Get Hard checks off a handful of the boxes required for a comedy hit. First, it has two broadly-appealing, frequently successful co-stars in Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. With the exception of a few odd choices*Land of the Lost, Semi-Pro*most Ferrell movies wind up earning at least $75 million at the domestic box office. His most recent, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, wrapped up with $127.4 million last year.In the time since the second Anchorman opened, Hart has starred in four movies, all of which opened north of $20 million. The biggest of those was Ride Along, which opened »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
All the comedic and visual elan of an amateur YouTube fratboy prank, including nonstop rape jokes and rampant homophobia. Are you laughing yet? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Did someone get to Will Ferrell, and to Adam McKay, Ferrell’s partner in Gary Sanchez Productions and one of the writers of Get Hard? Because just a few years ago, the pair made the very funny and surprisingly culturally incisive The Other Guys, with its anti-Wall Street-shenanigans theme and its amazing end credits, which basically amounted to a Michael Moore-style rant about the 2008 economic collapse. And now, Get Hard is exactly opposite of the sort of thematic followup we should have expected from them, one that utterly lacks the courage of its convictions. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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