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Catfish’s Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo Welcome Daughter Cleo James

21 October 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Nev Schulman is officially a dad!

The Catfish star and his fiancée Laura Perlongo welcomed their first child, a girl, on Friday, Oct. 21, the couple announced on Instagram.

“I don’t remember this photo being taken or anything about the last 24 hours but bb girl has finally arrived. Completely enamored with 6lb 10oz Cleo James born this morning at 6:01. She’s everything,” Perlongo captioned a family photo taken shortly after the birth.

For his part, Schulman took to Instagram to share a snap of him doing skin-to-skin with his newborn daughter. “Best. Thing. Ever. Cleo James arrived at 6:01am weighing 6lbs 10oz. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Nev Schulman Is a Daddy: Catfish Creator and Fiancée Laura Perlongo Welcome a Baby Girl Into the World

21 October 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nev Schulman can officially add daddy to his resume! E! News can confirm the Catfish creator and his fiancée Laura Perlongo welcomed their baby girl, Cleo James, into the world on Friday. Both Schulman and Perlongo took to Instagram to share the exciting news. The new mama posted the photo above, writing, "I don't remember this photo being taken or anything about the last 24 hours but bb girl has finally arrived." She continued, "Completely enamored with 6lb 10oz Cleo James born this morning at 6:01. She's everything."   The Catfish host and creator also shared a sweet photo of Cleo in his arms.  "Best. Thing. Ever. Cleo James arrived »

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Nev Schulman and His Pregnant Fiancée Turned the VMAs Into a Maternity Shoot

28 August 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo were proud parents-to-be when they attended the MTV VMAs on Sunday night in NYC. The couple, who are expecting a baby girl, showed some sweet Pda as they arrived at Madison Square Garden. While the Catfish star opted for a casual button-down and black pants, his fiancée proudly showed off her bare baby bump for the cameras by wearing a completely unzipped olive jacket and black pants. See more pictures from their appearance below, and then check out all the Vma winners. Related Stories:Celebrity Couples Use the MTV VMAs as Their Ultimate Sunday Date NightForget Crop Tops - This Baby Bump Bomber Is the Sexiest Maternity Look EverBuns in the Oven: 22 Stars Who Are Expecting Babies This Year »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Katy Perry Shares Her Thoughts on Catfish Victim Who Believed the Two Had Been Dating For Six Years

26 August 2016 12:33 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ugh! We feel for this guy. On a recent episode of MTV's Catfish, hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph set out to uncover whether or not one man was being fooled by an impostor. A man named Spencer Morrill believed he had been talking to Katy Perry for six years and had even purchased an engagement ring. Unfortunately, as one might expect, he was being trolled, and the "Rise" singer was not on the other end of the screen. We can't even imagine what a bummer this was for the poor guy. Perry went on The Morning Mash Xm radio show and expressed her thoughts on the unfortunate matter. When someone sent her the link to the story, Katy said she didn't actually read it "because I just think it's »

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Nerve review – web of intrigue

14 August 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The directors of Catfish make the best attempt yet to capture the internet on screen

The dark side of the internet has proved maddeningly elusive as a subject for cinema. Failed attempts include the clueless Feardotcom, which featured an actual dot that bounced self-consciously around murder scenes; and Chatroom, a teen thriller set in a production designer’s panic attack. It’s no coincidence that Nerve, the most successful attempt at melding the virtual world and the real one so far, was directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the film-makers behind Catfish, itself a mind-melting “documentary” that unpicked the myth of online identities.

There’s a genuine spark between Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, playing Vee and Ian, two strangers who find themselves paired in a game of dare called Nerve. Anonymous online watchers set challenges, and the players are handsomely paid for each one they complete. The unblinking »

- Wendy Ide

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Nerve Review

12 August 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

An online app that seems to be on everyone’s phone, that sees some players get into precarious positions all in the hopes of winning the game. No, I’m not talking about Pokemon Go, but the titular app at the heart of Nerve, a ‘game of truth or dare, without the truth’ where the Players complete increasingly outrageous dares for cash while Watchers fork out money to passively watch their favourite players humiliate or, just sometimes, kill themselves. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who are no strangers to the perils of the Internet having directed Catfish, Nerve is a stylish, sometimes inventive, teen oriented thriller with a refreshing mean streak which sees Vee (Emma Roberts) forced to team with Dave Franco’s mysterious Ian as her game of Nerve pushes her deeper into the game’s dark side. From the opening frame, Nerve hits the ground running, »

- (Tom White)

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Dave Franco interview: Nerve, Bowfinger, Statham, Jump Street

9 August 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Aug 10, 2016

The co-star of Nerve on his new film, auditioning for 21 Jump Street, Bowfinger, Jason Statham and people shouting Nancy Drew...

Nerve sees Dave Franco, a man who’s built up plaudits for supporting roles in the likes of 21 Jump Street, Now You See Me and Bad Neighbours, jump above the title. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish), the film lands in UK cinemas this weekend, and ahead of that, Franco headed to Britain. We caught up with him in London, and here’s what happened…

I’m a bit perturbed. Coming into the interview, I read around a bit to see what everyone else has been asking you, to try and make sure I don’t ask you all the same questions you’ve been asked before…

I like that!

Well, I’ll still ask you them, I wouldn’t get carried away.

Of course. »

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Nerve review: “A film that dares you to like it, and ultimately succeeds.”

7 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nerve review: A refreshing, hugely enjoyable break-neck thriller that dares you to enjoy – and largely succeeds.

Nerve review by Paul Heath, August 2016.

From the people that brought you the likes of Catfish and the third and fourth instalments of the Paranormal Activity franchise comes this neat, teen-friendly action thriller that stars faves Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Nerve is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jeanne Ryan, and is a young adult thriller that was first published in 2012.

The story follows teenager Vee, a high-schooler literally about to make the big transition to college. Doubting her chosen path and battling a seemingly futile crush on a fellow class-mate, Vee is lured into the world of Nerve, an interactive social game where one can sign up as either a watcher or a player; watchers watch, comment and tip, while players are dared by them to carry out challenges – the more dangerous, »

- Paul Heath

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Nerve review

3 August 2016 3:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Published Date  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 05:36

A real surprise, this. Arriving in the UK off the back of mixed reviews in the Us, I found Nerve to be an enthralling thriller, that gradually veers off its rails a little, yet still finds plenty to say in the midst of an entertaining 96 minutes.

It centres on Vee, played by Emma Roberts, a high school student who’s treated shoddily by her best friend Sydney (Emily Meade), and thus, in a quick moment, signs up to play Nerve. Nerve, we learn, is a social media-driven game of truth or dare, where you can either play or watch. Watching costs you 20 bucks a month, playing can earn you fame and big cash prizes. But, inevitably, the dares you have to undertake - chosen by the watchers, who search out everything they can find about you online - get gradually more and more dramatic. »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win A Nerve Poster Signed By Emma Roberts, Dave Franco And Ariel Schulman

2 August 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

Nerve is directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (“American Horror Story,” “Turn the Beat Around”), based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan.

Starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Colson Baker and Juliette Lewis, Nerve is playing in theaters now.

Wamg is giving away a Nerve poster – signed by Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Ariel Schulman. »

- Movie Geeks

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Corruptive Challenges: Selling Your Morals for Money

1 August 2016 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Later this month will see the release of 'Catfish' creators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's latest thriller 'Nerve'. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as a couple of real-world players who immerse themselves into a new online social-based game where they play for increasing amounts of money participating in escalating dares given to them by the watching public. Of course in the realm of thrillers and horror this isn't the first time that such a concept has been put on film so we thought we'd revisit a few of our favourite movies that feature plenty of escalating challenges. Challenges and dares that will certainly leave you thinking about which of your morals and ethics can be bought for the right price. »

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‘Nerve’ Directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost: How They Made the Most Topical Film of the Summer

29 July 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost are having a good week. The “Nerve” directors opened their latest film on Tuesday evening to a stellar $1.1 million, and by the time they sat down with IndieWire on Wednesday afternoon, it was trucking its way to an estimated first-day take of $3.8 million. Not too bad for a mid-week, mid-summer release about an online game gone bad.

And that’s not the only thing the duo have on their plate right now: The long-time filmmaking pair are opening another film this week, the horror feature “Viral,” which will hit limited release and VOD on Friday. It’s clear, however, that “Nerve” is their primary concern and one they’re very pleased to see hitting the zeitgeist so perfectly.

 “You work on this thing for two years plus and you screened it a couple months ago and all of a sudden you know that people respond, »

- Kate Erbland

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Weekend Box Office Preview: ‘Jason Bourne’ Returns, ‘Bad Moms’ Could Surprise

28 July 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With sequel “Jason Bourne” leading the way, this weekend’s three new wide studio releases should provide an uptick during this seesaw summer season, which is down from 2015 despite a surge of animated blockbusters, continues to stage a rebound this weekend.

Last weekend saw “Star Trek Beyond” at $59 million pushing Top Ten grosses up significantly from the previous year. Now “Jason Bourne,” which is projected to end up in similar territory, could be joined by two other openers, Stx’s R-rated femme comedy “Bad Moms,” and younger-audience thriller “Nerve” (Lionsgate) combining to gross what last week’s other two openers (“Ice Age: Collision Course” and “Lights Out”) took in (just over $40 million combined). That plus reasonable holdover totals should propel the weekend substantially above the $136 million brought in last year at the same time.

The question is whether “Jason Bourne” will measure up to late July 2015’s “Mission: Impossible—”Rogue Nation, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Nerve Review

28 July 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Pretty-faced high schoolers play a deadly online game of truth or dare in Nerve, a breakneck thriller inspired by the gutless, faceless, merciless keyboard warriors who spit venom at others on blogs, message boards, comment sections and any other dark corner of the internet they can weasel their way into.

This movie moves, and it moves fast: in rapid succession, it dishes out heart-stopping stunts and set pieces that will pleasantly surprise those going in expecting a bloodless Ya romp. Plot, acting and dialogue range from mediocre to average, but it’s hard to linger on the movie’s myriad downfalls thanks to the quick pace it maintains throughout.

Venus “Vee” Delmonico (Emma Roberts) is a hard-working, level-headed high school senior who’s earned herself acceptance into CalArts. She hasn’t told her mom (Juliette Lewis) yet because she knows it’d break her heart if she left her to »

- Bernard Boo

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‘Viral’ Clip Gives Homage to ‘Alien3’

28 July 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Catfish duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who are also behind the upcoming Nerve starring Dave Franco, will see the release of Viral on DVD August 2 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Radius-twc and Dimension Films and on Digital HD July 29 and On Demand August 2 from Starz Digital. Penned by Barbara MarshallViral centers on two sisters, Emma (Sofia Black D’Elia) and Stacey (Analeigh Tipton), whose humdrum lives in […] »

- MrDisgusting

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'Nerve' Review: It's 'Pokemon Go' as a Gonzo Horror Movie

27 July 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There's a killer idea circling this tricked-up teen thriller, which is more than you can say for most summer movies. But the idea never lands because Nerve lacks the, well, nerve to follow through on its convictions. These days, with Pokemon Go turning smartphone app users into digitally-led zombies, a film about a livestream online game that dares its users to risk their lives for likes, follows and cash rewards couldn't be more timely. Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who had us all questioning our web contacts with the 2010 documentary Catfish, »

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‘Nerve’ Is A Gleefully Goofy, High Concept Social Media Thriller [Review]

27 July 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It would be a stretch to call “Nerve” a good film. The Ya adaptation, the latest film from directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (“Catfish,” “Paranormal Activity 3” and “4”) and based on Jeanne Ryan’s novel of the same name, is formulaic, lumpy and a little too implausible in its approach. But in the age […]

The post ‘Nerve’ Is A Gleefully Goofy, High Concept Social Media Thriller [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Will Ashton

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[Review] Nerve

27 July 2016 6:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Perhaps the ideal thriller in a Pokémon Go era where Facebook Live, Periscope, and augmented reality have proven to be game-changers, Nerve ups the stakes and tension as the sport evolves and ultimately devolves into a Hunger Games-esque battle. The characters are just complex enough and the action is just engrossing enough to keep us interested, but Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, working from Jeanne Ryan’s novel, haven’t quite built a solid-enough foundation to foster a genuinely compelling commentary on today’s social media obsession.

High school senior Venus aka “Vee” (Emma Roberts) is a shy, sometimes anti-social wallflower living in a social media age. Living on Staten Island in public housing with mom Nancy (Juliette Lewis) she’s on track to commute to a public college after her senior year while never getting close to the football jock she pines for. Her pal Sydney (Emily Mead) has »

- John Fink

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‘Nerve’ Review: ‘Pokémon Go’ Meets David Fincher’s ‘The Game’ In This Fun Summer Surprise

26 July 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beneath the neon haze of its teenage fantasia and the throbbing obviousness of its platitudes about the perils of social media, “Nerve” highlights some ugly truths about the economy of anonymous spectacle. This is a film that knows what people really want to see when they think that nobody is watching them. Blisteringly cool one moment and ridiculously silly the next (much like its high school heroine), this punchy and propulsive late summer surprise is able to capture the way we live now because it displays such a vivid understanding of the reasons why we live that way.

Based on Jeanne Ryan’s 2012 novel of the same name and helmed by “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, “Nerve” will have a shelf-life of approximately 12 minutes (the technology it depicts has been revolutionized at least once since the movie wrapped production), but it sure is fun while it lasts.

The »

- David Ehrlich

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Movie Review – Nerve (2016)

26 July 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nerve, 2016.

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis, Emily Meade, Samira Wiley, Miles Heizer, Kimiko Glenn and Machine Gun Kelly.


A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.”

The moment Vee (Emma Roberts) first meets Ian (Dave Franco) in a greasy Queens diner, she sticks her tongue down his throat, apologizes and scarpers to a corner booth where her jealous friend is waiting, having filmed them on her phone. Ian follows up this unexpected occurrence by singing an impromptu rendition of Roy Orbison’s “You Got It”, using the tables and chairs of the restaurant as an ersatz stage. All of this has been filmed on each person’s respective smartphones as part of a game called “Nerve”, where participants complete »

- Mark Allen

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