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Spoiler Bomb: Talking X-Men Deaths and Inside Jokes With Days of Future Past’s Screenwriter

25 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

X-Men: Days of Future Past might be the most simultaneously spoiler-heavy and spoiler-free movies of all time. In the sequel to 2011's First Class, the shocks emerge from everything Bryan Singer and writer-producer Simon Kinberg don't do. Or undo? Redo? Time travel is the franchise installment's curveball, tearing through history and rebuilding it into a new reality. Vulture talked to Kinberg about Days of Future Past, navigating the logic obstacle course, and winding up with Days of Future Past's grand finale — so beware of Massive Spoilers.In the film, Kitty Pryde's fourth dimension–bending powers teleport Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back from the war-torn dystopia of 2037, when Professor X, Magneto, Storm, and the rest of the X-Men fend off high-tech Sentinels, to 1973, when Mystique's assassination of inventor Bolivar Trask sets the apocalyptic events into motion. There, he encounters the cast from X-Men: First Class, a younger version of Project X »

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Warner Bros. Pictures Announces First-Look Producing Deal with Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper’s New Production Company

16 May 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Longtime friends and collaborators Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper have formed a production company as producing partners and signed a three-year, first-look production agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Todd and Bradley have deep personal ties throughout the Studio and we couldn’t be more pleased that they are combining their immense talents into what promises to be one formidable production company,” said Silverman. “The entire Warner Bros. family is excited about the great movies we know will come from this collaboration of two highly successful and original filmmakers.”

“Todd is one of the smartest, coolest guys I know,” said Cooper. “He also happens to be one of the best filmmakers in the business, and I am honored and excited to be his partner.”

“Bradley is a tremendous talent and one of my closest friends, »

- Michelle McCue

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Movie Based upon James Franco's Short Stories Captures the High School Parties of Your Dreams, Nightmares

9 May 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

Movie Based upon James Franco's Short Stories Captures the High School Parties of Your Dreams, Nightmares Would there be American Pie without the possibilities promised by Sixteen Candles? by matt patches High school party movies were, and continue to be, baffling to me. Growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia, running with a studious crowd that still possessed the powers of social behavior, I never encountered Project X-level mayhem — “the party to end all parties.” Or, adjusted to the late '90s, I never found myself united with every classmate sect at a poolside bacchanal a la Can't Hardly Wait. I didn't even stumble into a Dazed and Confused-esque summer party, where people just stand around in the woods drinking beer and smoking weed. That last option sounds plausible, but likely took place in the basement of whoever's parents were out of town. So while pop [...] »

- Matt Patches

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'Neighbors' Review: 10 Things to Know About Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's New Comedy

8 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

​We're nearing the year's halfway point and we have had precious little when it comes to funny movies. In fact, we're sort of forgetting what it is like to laugh...

Thankfully, the summer movie season is almost always full of glossy, high concept studio fare designed to tickle your funny bone with maximum efficiency. And the first movie to enter the summer box office laugh-off is Universal's "Neighbors," starring Seth Rogen as a peaceable new father whose tranquility is interrupted by the frat house that moves in next door, led by a typically handsome and charming Zac Efron.

You know what this means: hijinks galore. As the two neighbors escalate their tactics, things get really wild. And this pretty much sums up the entirety of the plot of "Neighbors." It's one of those high concept comedies where the central conceit, as simple as it might be, is pretty much all it has to go on. »

- Drew Taylor

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5 wildest movie house parties: Animal House, Old School, more

2 May 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

To mark the upcoming release of Bad Neighbours, we've decided to compile what we think are the wildest movie house parties of all time. Zac Efron and his frat buddies would be hard-pressed to beat some of these, although there's no doubt they'd down some booze and give it a good go.

Take a look at Digital Spy's cream of the crop below...

Animal House (1978)

This is where it all started, the house party to end (or inspire) all house parties. The toga party that featured in the 1978 classic Animal House has been recreated numerous times in both film and real life, proving just how awesome this bash really was. With an amazing performance of 'Shout' by Otis Day and the Knights and plenty of John Belushi, how could this not have made the list?

Weird Science (1985)

It's a Saturday night and you've got no plans. Oh, except the dream »

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Bad Neighbours review: Seth Rogen and Zac Efron gross but great

2 May 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bad Neighbours pits family man Seth Rogen against a fraternity lead by Zac Efron's handsome dummy. It's Project X crashing a Joe Swanberg movie

Seth Rogen's being a grown-up again. Fear not, those who remember Ro-Bro's crying scene in Take This Waltz this time the relationship stuff is played way down in the dirt. Neighbors writer-director Nicholas Stoller's smart, disgusting gutter-dweller has little time for the intricacies of long-term love and commitment. Instead it crashes Project X into a Joe Swanberg movie, invites it to chug the drinks and throw up all over the rug.

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- Henry Barnes

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Connie Britton Replaces Sharon Stone in American Ultra

1 May 2014 9:47 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Deadline reports that Connie Britton is taking over Sharon Stone's role in the action-comedy American Ultra, directed by Project X's Nima Nourizadeh. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a hapless stoner with a small-town girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) and a big secret: He is actually a lethal sleeper agent in a government program. Britton will play Victoria Lassetter, the founder of that program who tracks him down and pulls him back into the fray. Great choice. We would definitely trust Connie Britton to mentor us in a a covert government operation. And, you know, in life. »

- Anna Silman

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Connie Britton Replaces Sharon Stone in 'American Ultra'

1 May 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that actress Sharon Stone was replacing Uma Thurman in the action comedy American Ultra, which is currently in production. Today, Lionsgate announced that Nashville star Connie Britton is stepping in for Sharon Stone to play Victoria Lassetter, the head of a government program who tracks down a sleeper agent, played by Jesse Eisenberg. Take a look at the official press release for more information.

Four-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton will appear as Victoria Lasseter in Lionsgate's action comedy film American Ultra. The film started production earlier this month.

Britton, who has received accolades for her work in television and film, earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for her role as Rayna Jaymes on Lionsgate and ABC Studios' critically-acclaimed drama Nashville, currently in its second season on ABC. After stand-out roles on series such as Spin City, 24 and The West Wing, she starred on »

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Casting Net: Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult brave the 'Autobahn'; Plus, Anna Kendrick, more

1 May 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) will play an American couple on the run from two criminals (Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley) in Autobahn. Joel Silver is producing the action-thriller which begins production next week. Evan Creevy (Welcome To The Punch) will direct. [THR]

Anna Kendrick is set to re-team with her Drinking Buddies director Joe Swanberg and co-star Jake Johnson in Digging for Fire. Orlando Bloom, Jenny Slate, and Mike Birbiglia have also boarded the ensemble cast, joining Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, and Brie Larson. Plot details were not available. [The Wrap]

Clive Owen will star opposite his Children of Men »

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Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley Join Autobahn; Connie Britton Replaces Sharon Stone in American Ultra

1 May 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

We’ve got a couple of casting stories to attend to this evening.  First up, ScreenDaily reports that Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley have joined Nicholas Hoult in the action-thriller Autobahn as production is set to get underway on Monday.  Directed by Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch), the story revolves around a young American couple who find themselves plunged into a game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they become caught between two ruthless criminals.  F. Scott Frazier (The Numbers Station) wrote the script and Joel Silver will produce. Hit the jump for casting news concerning the nutty action comedy American Ultra. Additionally, Lionsgate has announced that Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton has replaced Sharon Stone in director Nima Nourizadeh’s (Project X) comedic actioner American Ultra.  Scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as an unmotivated stoner living in a small town with »

- Adam Chitwood

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Connie Britton Replaces Sharon Stone in Kristen Stewart Comedy ‘American Ultra’

1 May 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Connie Britton has replaced Sharon Stone in Lionsgate’s action comedy film “American Ultra,” which recently began shooting in New Orleans.

Lionsgate acquired U.S. distribution rights in March for $7 million for “American Ultra,” starring Kirsten Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis.

Eisenberg will portray a stoner and Stewart will play his girlfriend in a small town. His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him as a sleeper agent in a government operation created by Britton’s character. Stone left due to a scheduling conflict.

Britton stars in Lionsgate’s “Nashville,” currently in its second season on ABC.

Ultra”producers are Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer.

Britton is repped by Wme and Untitled Entertainment.



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Connie Britton Replaces Sharon Stone in Kristen Stewart Movie ‘American Ultra’

1 May 2014 3:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In a last-minute casting switch, Connie Britton has signed on to replace Sharon Stone in Lionsgate's action-comedy “American Ultra,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, the studio announced Thursday. Stone exited the project due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Uma Thurman was originally linked to the role, though she never had a formal deal in place. Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) is directing from a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”). Also read: Connie Britton Talks ‘Friday Night Lights’ Movie Eisenberg stars as Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Connie Britton Joins Lionsgate's American Ultra

1 May 2014 | | See recent news »

Four-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton ("Nashville," "Friday Night Lights," "Spin City," "24," "The West Wing") will appear as Victoria Lasseter in Lionsgate.s action comedy film American Ultra . The film started production earlier this month. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh ( Project X ) and written by Max Landis ( Chronicle and the upcoming Frankenstein ), American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman ( Begin Again , Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ), Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert ("The Walking Dead") and Britton »

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‘Project X’ Star Oliver Cooper on ‘Californication’ Role: I Beat a Bunch of Fat Kids Who Looked Just Like Me

21 April 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Since his scene-stealing performance in the found-footage teen comedy “Project X,” Oliver Cooper has shared the screen with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in “Runner Runner” and starred in “Four Dogs,” an indie movie he co-wrote and produced. Cooper made such an impression on “Project X” producer Todd Phillips that the director gave him a small part in “The Hangover Part III.” He most recently wrapped Joe Dante's horror comedy “Burying the Ex.” Cooper's comedic chops landed him an unlikely role as the son of David Duchovny and Heather Graham's characters on the final season of Showtime's “Californication. »

- Jeff Sneider

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X-men: Days Of Future Past - 3 New Featurettes and Poster

17 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Les Toiles Héroïques

Fox continues to roll out new promo featurettes for X-Men: Days of Future Past. We've got three new ones today that have been called "Join the team," "We're in this together," and "Time to make a choice." They contain some more new footage from the film along with interviews with the cast and crew discussing the story and the characters. I've also included a French poster for the movie. I know it may seem like overkill on the marketing, but I'm one of those people that enjoys watching all the stuff the studio wants to throw at me. I guess I'm in the right business. The movie hits theaters on May 23rd.

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- Joey Paur

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First trailer for Eli Roth’s cannibal horror The Green Inferno

17 April 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Eli Roth gets back behind the camera for the first time since 2007′s Hostel: Part II this year with the arrival of the cannibal horror The Green Inferno, which has just received its first trailer courtesy of Open Road Films. Check it out after the official synopsis….

Directed, co-written, and produced by Roth (Cabin FeverHostel franchise), The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction.  In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very cannibals they sought to protect.

The Green Inferno is set for release on September 15th in the States, with a cast that includes Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Aftershock), Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids) and Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X).

The post First trailer for Eli Roth’s cannibal horror The Green Inferno appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Watch the First Trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno

16 April 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the premiere of The Green Inferno at Tiff this past September, Open Road Films acquired the movie for a Us theatrical release. Due out on September 5th, we now have a look at the first trailer for the upcoming cannibal movie:

“How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.”

The Green Inferno was directed by Eli Roth and written by Eli RothGuillermo Amoedo. The main cast includes Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X), Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Aftershock), Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz (Caprica), and Sky Ferreira.

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Sharon Stone Joins ‘American Ultra’

16 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hollywood heavyweight Sharon Stone has joined the cast of action comedy American Ultra.

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) stars as Mike, a hapless, lazy stoner, happy with his boring life with girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart – Twilight). However, unknown to Mike and everyone around him he’s actually a secret agent. When his past flashes before his eyes the realities of the responsibility of his power surface, especially when he’s called in to support a deadly government operation. Co-starring Topher Grace (That ’70s Show), John Leguizamo (Kick-ass 2), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Stone joins the cast as Victoria Lasseter.

With Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) directing and Max Landis (Chronicle) behind the script this could go either way – brilliantly witty and action-packed…or a little lacklustre. We’ll have to wait and see.

American Ultra is already in production. It currently has »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Sharon Stone Heads For American Ultra

15 April 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sometimes when casting rumours emerge, everything works out: deals are struck, hands shook and ink hits paper. Other times, such as with recent indications that Uma Thurman would join action comedy American Ultra, events simply don’t go that way. So now we have Sharon Stone taking on the role instead.American Ultra, which will find Project X's Nima Nourizadeh directing a Max Landis script, follows what happens when a small-town stoner called Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) discovers that he’s not quite the man he thinks he is. Happily living an unmotivated life with his girlfriend Phoebe, Mike suddenly learns that he’s not simply a joint-happy slacker; he is, in fact, a highly trained, sharp-shooting, fist-flinging sleeper.Of course, upon learning that he’s essentially Bourne with a bong, Mike’s life is instantly in danger and he’s forced to summon all his sublimated skills to survive. »

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Sharon Stone Replaces Uma Thurman in 'American Ultra'

15 April 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after production officially started on the Lionsgate action-comedy American Ultra, Sharon Stone has joined the cast, replacing Uma Thurman.

We reported last month that Uma Thurman was in talks to play a government agent who creates a top-secret program that trains sleeper agents, but now Sharon Stone will portray this character, named Victoria Lasseter. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mike, a lazy stoner who learns the he is actually a highly-trained assassin within this program, as he must summon his inner hero to survive a deadly operation. Kristen Stewart plays his live-in girlfriend, with Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins starring in unspecified roles.

Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) is directing from a screenplay by Max Landis, with Anthony Bregman, Kevin Scott Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio producing.

Sharon Stone will next be seen in Fading Gigolo, which opens in theaters this weekend. »

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