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Will Ferrell To Star In Adaptation Of ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared’

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Will Ferrell‘s filmography has been, more or less, stacked with his popular brand of outrageous, improv-style comedy. The classics are well-known (“Anchorman,” “Old School” “Step Brothers,” “Talladega Nights,” “Elf“) but duds have happened as well (“Semi-Pro,” “Land of the Lost,” “Bewitched,” “Casa De Mi Padre” “Get Hard,” “The Campaign“).

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Will Ferrell Takes the Lead in The 100 Year-Old Man

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Will Ferrell Takes the Lead in The 100 Year-Old Man
It's official. Will Ferrell is The 100 Year-Old Man. The improv icon will be starring in the comedy for CBS Films. The script for this hilarious caper will be based on author Jonas Jonasson's bestselling novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Not only is Ferrell set to play the lead, he'll also be producing the movie.

Will Ferrell is playing senior citizen Allan. The elderly man manages to escapes from his nursing home on his 100th birthday. While he goes on the run, it is revealed that Allan took part in several different defining events from the 20th Century. It's a lot like that little seen movie from 1994 called Forrest Gump. The movie was already made in Sweden. In that version, Allan had a fateful meeting with President Harry S. Truman. And he also had a memorable run-in with Robert Oppenheimer, the guy who created the atomic bomb.
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Will Ferrell to Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’

Will Ferrell to Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’
Will Ferrell is producing and starring in the CBS Films comedy “The 100 Year-Old Man.”

The project is based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.”

Ferrell is producing the film with partners Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum via their Gary Sanchez shingle alongside Andy Licht and NiceFLX Pictures’ Pontus Edgren and Mikael Wallen. Felix Herngren and Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will serve as executive producers, and Joshua Mehr will co-produce.

Jason George (“Narcos”) is set to write the screenplay. No director is yet attached.
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Why ‘Despicable Me 3’ Dipped Below Box Office Expectations and ‘Baby Driver’ Exceeded Them

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Why ‘Despicable Me 3’ Dipped Below Box Office Expectations and ‘Baby Driver’ Exceeded Them
Despicable Me 3” (Universal) at $75.4 million provided close to half of the Top Ten total of $161 million. That’s an impressive achievement. But the the latest Illumination animated offering came in considerably below the expected total of $90 million. And yet again the domestic total is out of step with strong international results.

On the other hand, Edgar Wright’s second-ranked “Baby Driver” (Sony) performed better than expected ($21 million for the weekend, $30 million since its Wednesday opening). Chalk up its initial success to comedy counterprogramming, strong reviews, and perhaps more than anything a desire for something different and not the safe, cookie-cutter formula core of most summer franchise releases.

For example, “The House” (Warner Bros.), a standard-issue Will Farrell/Amy Poehler studio comedy, ranked sixth with a tepid $9 million gross. It’s another mid-level flop.

“The Beguiled” (Focus) entered the Top Ten in still limited play, with “The Big Sick” (Lionsgate
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‘The House’ Review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s Unfunny Comedy Is a Bizarre Endurance Test

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‘The House’ Review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s Unfunny Comedy Is a Bizarre Endurance Test
Anyone who thinks the house always wins hasn’t seen “The House.” Not that anyone who goes to see this movie, ostensibly a comedy but in reality a bizarre endurance test, wins either — Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s latest is a zero-sum game in which the odds are never in your favor.

After learning that the scholarship that was going to send their daughter to college no longer exists, the happily married couple played by Ferrell and Poehler do what any caring parents would do: start an illegal casino in their friend’s (Jason Mantzoukas) house. That most of the patrons they aim to get rich off of are their neighbors and friends never seems to be an issue, nor is it the source of either comedy or tension.

Read More: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Make Crime Pay In First Trailer For ‘The House’ — Watch

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The Captain Underpants movie gets a first poster

Thanks to Nerdist, we’ve got a look at the first poster for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s beloved children’s book series about a mean high school principal – voiced by Ed Helms – who is transformed into the titular costumed (or should that be non-costumed?) crime-fighter. Check it out here…

Captain Underpants is directed by David Soren (Turbo) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Jordan Peele (Keanu) and Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers). It is set for release on June 2nd 2017.
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First-look image from the Captain Underpants movie

2017 is a pretty big year for superhero movies. We’ve got The Lego Batman Movie, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League. However, that’s not all as June will also see the big screen debut of another costumed crime-fighter in Captain Underpants, and EW has unveiled the first official image from the animated movie featuring the titular superhero (voiced by Ed Helms) alongside Harold (Thomas Middleditch) and George (Kevin Hart); check it out here…

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Based on Dav Pilkey’s children’s book series, Captain Underpants is being directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Jordan Peele (Keanu) and Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers). It is
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See the First Trailer for Bravo’s Third Scripted Series, Imposters

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See the First Trailer for Bravo’s Third Scripted Series, Imposters
After successfully launching the acclaimed scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Odd Mom Out, Bravo is continuing its foray into fictionalized television with their new original drama, Imposters. And it’s enlisting the help of an Oscar-nominated actress to do so — Uma Thurman!

People can exclusively reveal the first trailer for the new show from the network that brought the Real Housewives franchise to the pop culture forefront, premiering this winter.

Previously announced as My So-Called Wife, the show stars Israeli-American actress Inbar Lavi (The Last Ship) as persona-shifting con-artist Maddie — who has left a trail of angry exes
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Election Movies To Watch

– By We Are Movie Geeks Staff –

Our long election season is finally coming to an end, and all that remains is to vote. And watch an election-themed movie!

Going through the list of movies about elections, the Movie Geeks found a lot more negative than positive ones, and more movies about manipulative people behind the candidate than inspiring candidates. While there is a lot of biting social commentary and satire, there are a few light and silly election movies too. So top cap off election season, here are a dozen election and political movies.

Don’t forget to vote!

The Campaign

Jay Roach, director of the true story political HBO filmsRecount” and “Game Change”, goes for the big laughs in this farce about a lazy, scandal-ridden incumbent congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) who faces off against a bumbling, naive altruistic Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). This comic gem captures all the election craziness,
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The Films That Help Explain The Us Election

This week, Neil Calloway looks at films that deal with political campaigns…

Unless you’ve been living away from society, disconnected from any news source for the past eighteen months, you’ll be aware that there is a Us Presidential Election this week. It’s been a hard fought, bitter campaign with serious allegations thrown at each candidate from the other side. Donald Trump can count on the backing of serious political heavyweights such as Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, 16 And Pregnant star turned porn actress Farrah Abraham, and Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase. Hillary Clinton has had to make do with the backing of Barack Obama, Colin Powell and virtually every major newspaper in America.

If you’re confused about the process, or just can’t get enough of the debates, dramas and dirt slinging, then here are a few films to watch…

The Candidate is a 1972 film starring Robert Redford as a young,
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The Accountant movie review: by the numbers but outside the lines

MaryAnn’s quick take…

So convoluted, confusing, and overly crammed that it’s overwhelming, and not in a pleasant way. But Ben Affleck’s autistic action hero is fascinating. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s so much going on in the unlikely action drama The Accountant that I think we can be forgiven for wondering whether writer Bill Dubuque (The Judge) and director Gavin O’Connor (Jane Got a Gun, Pride and Glory) are attempting to give us a little taste of what the world must be like for its hero, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck). Wolff calls himself a high-functioning autistic, but he’s not that high-functioning: the tentative control he seems to have over the sensory overload he suffers from is a result of daily desensitization sessions, during which he subjects himself
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20 great movie monsters who only appear in one scene

Padraig Cotter Nov 18, 2016

From The Cabin In The Woods and Ghostbusters through to Pan's Labyrinth: the movie monsters that make a huge impression in their one scene.

Screen monsters come in all shapes and sizes, from the bizarre beauty of Giger’s Alien all the way through to the very human evil of Seven’s John Doe. Audiences have a strange relationship with these creatures, being both repelled and fascinated by them at the same time. This push/pull attraction has been going on since the birth of cinema, and it’s likely to continue for many years to come.

Sometimes the most enduring creatures are the ones that pop up, steal the movie and then swiftly exit stage left. It could be their unique design or the impact they have on the story, but for the monsters included here, all they needed was one scene to impact on our collective nightmares.
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‘Stronger Together’: Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and More Unite For Star-Studded Hillary Clinton Fundraiser — Watch Live

‘Stronger Together’: Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and More Unite For Star-Studded Hillary Clinton Fundraiser — Watch Live
Broadway won’t be dark tonight, as some of the biggest names from both the stage and screen are set to take the stage for a special Hillary Clinton fundraiser under the auspicious banner “Stronger Together.” Billed as a “special evening at the theater,” the fundraiser will feature performances by Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Mirren and many (many, seriously, so many) more, all in support of the Hillary Victory Fund.

Hosted by Billy Crystal, the evening will play home to a series of “exclusive duets,” including Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle singing “Tomorrow” from “Annie” and Emily Blunt and Bernadette Peters belting out at least one jam from “Into the Woods.” Other promised performances include Hugh Jackman singing “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” Anne Hathaway and Kelli O’Hara singing “Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again,
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‘Stronger Together’: Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and More Unite For Star-Studded Hillary Clinton Fundraiser — Watch Live

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‘Stronger Together’: Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and More Unite For Star-Studded Hillary Clinton Fundraiser — Watch Live
Broadway won’t be dark tonight, as some of the biggest names from both the stage and screen are set to take the stage for a special Hillary Clinton fundraiser under the auspicious banner “Stronger Together.” Billed as a “special evening at the theater,” the fundraiser will feature performances by Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Mirren and many (many, seriously, so many) more, all in support of the Hillary Victory Fund.

Hosted by Billy Crystal, the evening will play home to a series of “exclusive duets,” including Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle singing “Tomorrow” from “Annie” and Emily Blunt and Bernadette Peters belting out at least one jam from “Into the Woods.” Other promised performances include Hugh Jackman singing “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” Anne Hathaway and Kelli O’Hara singing “Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again,
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Masterminds (2016) – Review

Hey, there’s another movie out this weekend that’s “based on a true story”, but as the Monty Pythons would say, “And now for something completely different”. It’s not a gripping disaster like Deepwater Horizon (although its release problems were a disaster), but a “caper farce”. This flick concerns a real life heist like The Brink’S Job, but committed by The Gang That Couldn’T Shoot Straight. This crew gets by on sheer, bumbling stupidity because nobody would ever seriously refer to them as Masterminds.

The first mastermind we meet is Loomis Fargo money transport armored truck driver David Ghatt (Zach Galifiankis) circa 1997. Via voiceover he explains that he leads a dull life, that he’d even welcome a hold-up, despite the fact that he’ll soon tie the knot with his off-kilter fiance’ Jandice (Kate McKinnon). His world is soon rocked by the hiring of his new work partner,
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The Weekend Warrior 9/30/2016: Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Masterminds

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Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month.
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First poster for the animated Captain Underpants movie

It’s been a good couple of years since we heard anything about DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants movie, but thanks to Coming Soon we’ve now got a look at the first teaser poster for the film, which is on display at Licensing Expo 2016…

Based on Dav Pilkey’s children’s book, Captain Underpants is being directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) and Jordan Peele (Keanu). It is set for release on June 2nd 2017.
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How ‘Talladega Nights,’ ‘Stepbrothers’ Paved the Way for ‘The Big Short’

How ‘Talladega Nights,’ ‘Stepbrothers’ Paved the Way for ‘The Big Short’
When Adam McKay hoisted his adapted screenplay Oscar back in February for “The Big Short,” his excoriating dissection of Wall Street’s deft and destructive thuggery, that sound you heard was the collective “Wtf” of dozens of top film critics and pundits who’d spent the entire awards season writing a variation of the “I never saw this coming” mea culpa/apologia.

To justify their myopia, the press generally cited “Step Brothers” (2008) as the ultimate Other Side of Paradise credit on McKay’s resume, neatly evading their own misreadings of McKay’s — and his co-conspirator in Gary Sanchez Prods., Will Ferrell’s — many other overtly and hilariously political ruminations on America’s cultural fissures, fixations and florid foibles.

They should be red-faced, especially since no less an authority than America’s preeminent docu-politico Michael Moore knew what they were up to a decade ago. “The day after ‘Talladega Nights’ opened,
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Will Ferrell to Play Ronald Reagan in New Comedy

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Will Ferrell to Play Ronald Reagan in New Comedy
After spending years imitating President George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live and on Broadway, Will Ferrell will be taking on another President. The actor has signed on to star in and produce Reagan, where he'll play U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The script by Mike Rosolio landed on The Black List last year as one of the best unproduced screenplays.

The story is described as a "hilarious political satire" by Variety, following Ronald Reagan as he falls into dementia at the start of his second term, when an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie. The script got so much buzz on The Black List that the company put on a live reading in Hollywood last month, with James Brolin reading the title role. The rest of the cast for that one-night-only live read included John Cho,
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Will Ferrell to Play Ronald Reagan in Alzheimer’s Comedy ‘Reagan’

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Will Ferrell to Play Ronald Reagan in Alzheimer’s Comedy ‘Reagan’
Will Ferrell will play President Ronald Reagan in “Reagan,” a political satire written by Mike Rosolio, whose script was voted to the 2015 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. Ferrell will produce under his Gary Sanchez Productions banner. The funnyman is no stranger to political comedies, having starred in “The Campaign” and “Dick.” He also played President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” and the Broadway show “You’re Welcome America.” There’s no director attached to “Reagan” yet, but the project has become a priority for Gary Sanchez. Also Read: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg to Star in 'Daddy's Home 2' Set at.
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