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Exclusive: After November’s Dumb And Dumber To scored $128 million worldwide (and counting), it’s a no-brainer that Red Granite would want to stay in the Jim Carrey business. I hear the finance and production shingle led by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland has snapped up comedy pitch Deep Cover from writer Johnny Rosenthal. If deal sticks it’ll be a starring vehicle for Carrey, continuing his successful relationship with Red Granite, while Carrey would also produce alongside Michael Aguilar for their Some Kind Of Garden banner.
Plot details of the original pitch are being kept under wraps. This summer Rosenthal sold The Three Tenors to Lionsgate. He’s also got action comedy Iron Jack in development at Sony and wrote Bad Santa 2 for Dimension.
- Jen Yamato
Both Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), whose father committed suicide when they were teenagers, enter the film making their own suicide attempts. Before Maggie can swallow a bottle of pills, she gets a phone call informing her that her gay, aspiring actor brother is in the hospital in Los Angeles. She convinces him to come live with her and her husband – whom she's cheating on – in suburban New York, where the two reconnect while wading through the muck they've created in their lives.
'The Skeleton Twins' Reviews
Impressed with Wiig and Hader's dramatic acting chops, critics have praised The Skeleton Twins, directed by Craig Johnson from a screenplay he wrote with Mark Heyman. The talented actors give the somewhat formulaic plot of the film »
Summer 2014 has come to a thudding close. These past four months have had their ups and downs, but overall this summer wasn’t as bad as the headlines are making it out to be. Despite a significant dip in attendance, there were all kinds of good movies. If you were disappointed by a film this summer, odds are that whatever film you saw next likely left you satisfied. Plus, even though there wasn’t a ton of originality this summer, at least there was variety. This fall is packed with both variety and originality. The remainder of the year should get any film fan excited since we’ll be seeing films from Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Bennet Miller and other beloved storytellers. We’ll have reviews for some of those films as festival season rolls along, so keep an eye out. All of that kicks off this month. So »
- Jack Giroux
The other day, a pregnant friend said she was scared of giving birth after watching Friends With Kids. In that movie, Jennifer Westfeldt‘s character is in a lot of pain during labor, despite having an epidural (drugs). Being an expert, I guess, having just experienced the birth of my second kid, I told her to relax. Sure, some women still feel some pressure during delivery, but for the most part it’s all numb down there. That is the point of paying thousands of dollars to get it. I only recently saw Friends With Kids for the first time myself, and I was surprised that such a stereotypical birth scene was made this decade. Especially for how otherwise aware it was. Adam Scott‘s character at least addresses the epidural by name, but for the most part the scene is wrong, including the stuff involving episiotomy (I’ll let you look that one up). Westfeldt, who »
- Christopher Campbell
The beginning of the end for television's most celebrated show, Mad Men: the Final Season - Part 1 will arrive on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From creator Matthew Weiner (HBO's The Sopranos), the critically acclaimed show features a top-notch cast that includes Golden Globe® winner and Primetime Emmy nominee Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), Primetime Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss (TV's Top of the Lake), Primetime Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks (Ginger & Rosa), Primetime Emmy nominee January Jones (X-Men: First Class), John Slattery (The Adjustment Bureau) and Primetime Emmy nominee Robert Morse (TV's City of Angels). As TV's most talked-about drama, Mad Men has been recognized for its intelligent storylines and stellar acting, winning three consecutive Golden Globe awards for Best Television Series - Drama and four consecutive Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series.
Nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets not so bodacious reviews: Critics' roundup
Fox revealed in the teaser that her version of April O'Neil has a much different relationship to the Ninja Turtles than in any past film.
"[April] ends up finding out that she has a closer tie to the Turtles than she anticipated," the actress teases in the clip. "She's initially [just] tracking them as part of a story."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on Friday (August 8) in the Us and on October 17 in the UK. »
Megan Fox isn't afraid to kiss and tell!The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" star recently revealed her best onscreen kiss -- and we were very surprised by her answer."Shia Labeouf," she told E! News. Megan Fox: I Don't Feel Ashamed of My Skin-Baring PastWith other kissing costars including Josh Brolin in "Jonah Hex," Amanda Seyfried in "Jennifer's Body" and Adam Scott in "Friends With Kids," we didn't expect her to name the "Transformers" actor. In fact, the pair's chemistry translated off set as well! Labeouf told Details magazine that he hooked up with Fox while they were filming the action-packed flick.Megan Fox Puts Killer Legs on Display In Super Short Dress "Look, you're on the set for six months, with someone who's rooting to be attracted to you, and you're rooting to be attracted to them," he revealed in 2011. "I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. »
- tooFab Staff
Megan Fox has had her share of on-screen smooches. From kissing Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer's Body, to sharing a passionate make-out session with Adam Scott in Friends With Kids, the actress could be considered a pro at the common movie scene. But while promoting her newest movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the happily married mother of two had no hesitation in revealing her absolute best on-screen kiss. "Shia Labeouf," she told E! News with a grin on her face. Bet you didn't expect that answer, right? Labeouf, who confirmed he hooked up with his Transformers costar in 2011, has always had nice things to say about the actress. "I love Megan," »
Kristen Wiig is known more so for making people laugh than she is for getting naked on screen, but that's all about to change with Welcome to Me, a new dramedy that will see the comedic actress stripping down in front of audiences for the first time.
In the past few years, Kristen Wiig has been quickly transferring her talents into more dramatic roles, with lead parts in Friends with Kids, Girl Most Likely, Hateship Loveship and the upcoming The Skeleton Twins. But Welcome to Me might be her most challenging job yet.
In the movie, she plays Alice Klieg, who suffers from a borderline personality disorder. After winning the lottery, she quits taking her meds and decides to launch her own talk show. It was Eliot Laurence's screenplay that drew her in, and she knew that she had to jump in with both feet.
"I'd never read a character like that. »
After reigning supreme on Saturday Night Live for seven years, Kristen Wiig made her voice in film loudly and rightly known in 2011 with Bridesmaids, which she starred in and cowrote with Annie Mumolo. Punching giant cookies, wooing Irish cops and forcing her friends to defecate in sinks at bridal salons set her up as an invaluable asset to a host of comedies and dramedies in the years since, like Friends with Kids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Girl Most Likely. Meanwhile, Bill Hader, probably one of the greatest talents from the SNL stage, has always had a healthy career as a bit player in comedies. While he hasn’t had a vehicle like Bridesmaids yet to largely showcase his worth, he’s been the supportive wing man, henchman, insert-assistant-title-here, delivering the best lines and effectively stealing the show in everything from Superbad to The To Do List. But his side-character status might be changing to »
- Samantha Wilson
Related: Produced By Conference Unveils 2014 Lineup Los Angeles (April 28, 2014) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather I, II and III, Apocalypse Now) will join the 6th annual Produced By Conference (Pbc) as a featured speaker. Coppola will join some of the entertainment and digital industries’ most renowned producers and visionaries, including Ceán Chaffin (Gone Girl, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), Evan Goldberg (Neighbors, This Is The End, Superbad), Norman Lear (“The Jeffersons,” “All In The Family”), Seth Rogen (Neighbors, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up), Joe Roth (Heaven Is For Real , Million Dollar Arm, Maleficent) and James Weaver (Neighbors, This Is The End, The Guilt Trip). Produced By 2014 is hosted by Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on June 7-8. For a full list »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that normally follow a hit film. The actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids") in roles that still fit within her wheelhouse, but also allow an opportunity for Wiig to exercise the kind of acting chops that more mainstream fare doesn't afford very often. But "Hateship Loveship" is Wiig's most atypical role and turn to date, leading an ensemble cast in a drama about a family adrift in the wake of death, and the one woman who manages to keep them from completely splitting apart. You probably wouldn't notice Johanna (Wiig) at first glance...and likely not on the second or third either. Quiet and reserved, her work as a caregiver is arranged by a pastor, and her formless, nearly old-fashioned attire suggests she's spent more »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma; Life Of Pi) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal; Slumdog Millionaire). The pair are discovered in a reality TV sports competition set up by down on his luck agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) in India. Bernstein brings the duo back to the states to start an intensive training regime with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) in the hope of getting them signed to a major league team.
But what starts out as a cynical money making scheme turns out very differently for Bernstein.
“He learns how to be a better human being,” says Hamm.
Hamm is perhaps best »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.
Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.
In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein »
- Michelle McCue
Red Granite financed and produced “The Wolf of Wall Street” during Gatta’s tenure.
- Dave McNary
Jon Hamm will receive the CinemaCon Award Of Excellence In Acting at the Las Vegas show on March 26.
“Between his starring role in the dramatic hit series Mad Men and his on-screen performances in such films as The Town, Friends With Kids and Bridesmaids, Jon Hamm has become one of our most versatile actors today,” said show managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
“We are thrilled to be debuting his upcoming movie Million Dollar Arm for the industry next week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.”
CinemaCon is set to run from March 24-27. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm will receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting at CinemaCon 2014. Hamm will be presented the award during the Walt Disney Studios presentation on March 26. “Between his starring role in the dramatic hit series ‘Mad Men, and his on-screen performances in such films as ‘The Town,’ ‘Friends with Kids’ and ‘Bridesmaids,'” said CinemaCon's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. “Jon Hamm has become one of our most versatile actors today… CinemaCon could not have picked a more talented actor to receive this year's ‘Award of Excellence in Acting.'” See video: Watch Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm Hilariously. »
- Michael Balderston
Following her hugely successful comedy "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has steered clear of broad comedy for the most part (save for the "Anchorman" sequel and some TV appearances), favoring quirky indie dramedies ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids" and the recent Sundance smash "The Skeleton Twins") over a big payday. Her latest in that line, "Hateship Loveship" which premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, opens on VOD and in limited release on April 11. IFC Films has just released the trailer. For more indie film trailers check out Indiewire's trailer page, sponsored by Sony Pictures Classics. In the romantic drama, based on the short story by Alice Munro, Wiig plays a woman who signs on to work for a man (Nick Nolte) to help him care for his grandaughter (Hailee Steinfield). Guy Pearce plays the kid's wayward father. Watch the trailer below: ) »
- Nigel M Smith
Digital Release Date: April 1, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Based on the classic short story by James Thurber, the movie follows Walter Mitty (Stiller), a timid magazine photo manager whose only adventure comes in his constant daydreamers. But when a negative goes missing, he embarks on a real-life adventure that proves much bigger than anything he could have imagined.
The PG film also stars Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) as Walter’s love interest, Adam Scott (Friends With Kids) as the work bully, Kathryn Hahn (Wanderlust) as his sister and Shirley MacLaine (Bernie) as his mother.
On the Cannes Croisette, in the foyer of the postmodern Jw Marriott hotel, a bundle of brightly polished people from the film industry are standing together in a roped-off area, enjoying a free drink and the illusion of celebrity. Slinking by unnoticed, trundling a small case towards the lifts, is a tall man in a hoodie, with messy hair and stubble.
Is he a TV cameraman or a seedy showbiz journalist? No, it is Chris O'Dowd, one of the most bankable stars to attend the film festival that year, 2012.
- Vanessa Thorpe
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