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Michelle Darnell was the richest woman in America, but after being exposed for insider trading, she goes bankrupt and has to move in with her former employee, played by Kristen Bell. Michelle fights her way out of her financial decline by starting up a brownie business--taking the chaos to new levels, and involving a girl scout war. The film reunites McCarthy with her husband, Ben Falcone, who co-stars as well as directs. He last directed the actress in Tammy, and has appeared with her on screen in films like Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Identity Thief. Do celebrity couples get any cuter than that? While McCarthy is known for her over-the-top performances of some very kooky characters, Michelle Darnell seems to be the most rooted in reality and satirical of the bunch. The trailer alone is laugh-out-loud funny, »
- Adriana Floridia
We should be so very, very grateful for Melissa McCarthy. Following the runaway success of Bridesmaids – her role in which earned her a well-deserved Oscar nomination – she has firmly and repeatedly answered the call for female-led studio films, with great performances in great movies. Now, we have the first trailer for her next release, newly re-titled The Boss, and it is clear that this glorious route to big box office is set to continue.
“Academy Award-nominated star Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy) headlines The Boss as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.”
- Sarah Myles
50 fabulous documentary films, covering hard politics through to music, money and films that never were...
Thanks to streaming services such as Netflix, we’ve never had better access to documentaries. A whole new audience can discover that these real life stories are just as thrilling, entertaining, and incredible as the latest big-budget blockbuster. What’s more, they’re all true too. But with a new found glut of them comes the ever more impossible choice, what’s worth your time? Below is my pick of the 50 best modern feature length documentaries.
I’ve defined modern as being from 2000 onwards, which means some of the greatest documentaries ever made will not feature here. I’m looking at you Hoop Dreams.
50. McConkey (2013)
Shane McConkey was an extreme skier and Base jumper who lived life on the edge, and very much to the full. »
Producer Charles Roven recently sat down with Collider to discuss his future slate of projects in development; one of them being the "Uncharted" video game adaptation from Sony Pictures. The film has been in development for years since the first game, "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune", released on the PlayStation 3. The game follows treasure hunter Nathan Drake, descendant of famed explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he journeys on expeditions through lost ancient cities in search of untold treasures and artifacts.
Directors such as David O. Russell ("American Hustle", "Joy"), Neil Burger ("Limitless", "Divergent"), and Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses", "Identity Thief") have signed on to the project but subsequently dropped out. Now Roven reveals that the "Uncharted" movie is heading in the right direction and that we will be hearing new information in the coming months.
The "Uncharted" film, still with no director attached, has had trouble finding a leading man to portray »
- J.B. Casas
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Where a lot of recent Eastwood pictures (Changeling, Hereafter, even Jersey Boys) contain patches of awkwardness, American Sniper — particularly in its war sequences, which Joel Cox and Gary Roach edit with white-knuckle precision — exhibits a riveting level of control. This may just be the result of well-matched material (a character study about a born-and-bred cowboy nicknamed “the Legend” could hardly be more »
- TFS Staff
The script was penned by Jeff Morris and first appeared on the Black List.
In the comedy, James plays an accountant mistaken for an assassin when a novel he’s writing is accidentally published as nonfiction, forcing him to flee to Belize. Rodriguez will play a DEA agent who rescues Kevin’s character from his drug dealer captors, blowing her cover in the process.
Netflix recently acquired the distribution rights at the Cannes Film Festival and under the deal, “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” will bow in 2016 exclusively on the streaming service.
Rodriguez was most recently seen in »
- Justin Kroll
Just in time for the holidays, Ant-man will available early on Digital 3D, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere November 17 & on 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Sd and On-Demand December 8, 2015.
In his review, Wamg’s Jim Batts wrote, “Ant-man proves that good, fun things really do come in the teeny, tiniest of packages (and heroes).”
Marvel, the Studio who brought you The Avengers, now brings to life one of the original Avengers — Marvel’s Ant-man. Bring home the epic heist as Ant-man embraces his inner hero and harnesses the unique ability to shrink in scale to save not only the world, but his daughter.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the newest member of the Avengers: Marvel’s Ant-Man. Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang joins forces with his new mentor Dr. »
- Michelle McCue
The actor will star alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the forthcoming big screen version of the NBC soap opera.
He told BBC Newsbeat: "These days you kind of have to be R-Rated if you want to make it for our audience."
He added that he'll be preparing for his latest role by "hitting the gym with The Rock".
"He's going to be bench-pressing me and lifting me up," the 27-year-old joked.
Big News: Welcoming my dude @ZacEfron to #Baywatch. Our movie will be big, fun and Rated R.. Like me when I drink. https://t.co/8DPMJSEG9K
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 10, 2015
Johnson welcomed the actor to the cast on Twitter, while Efron replied: "So stoked brother - baby oil for 2 plz."
Efron will play a young lifeguard who teams up with a veteran (Johnson »
Your dream of seeing Zac Efron run down a beach with The Rock in skimpy red shorts just might become a reality.
The Neighbors actor is in talks to play a young lifeguard who teams up with a veteran (Johnson) to save their beach from an environmental disaster.
A deal is not in place yet for Efron, but TheWrap reports that talks are ongoing.
The project has been in development at Paramount dating back to 2012. »
Professionally shirtless Zac Efron will star opposite Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch the movie, THR reports with the Rock confirming on Twitter. The film is taking an abs-forward approach after languishing in development for the past few years, during which initial reports had us looking at a campier version directed by Reno 911! co-creator Robert Ben Garant and starring Bill Hader. The most recent script is reportedly written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift with Identity Thief's Seth Gordon set to direct. In this iteration, Johnson would play a no-nonsense lifeguard with Efron as the young "I laugh at your rules!" hothead. The duo is forced to team up to save their beach from an evil oil tycoon who will no doubt be body-shamed into submission. »
- E. Alex Jung
Bateman signed the initial deal in 2012. Aggregate and Bluegrass Films produced Melissa McCarthy’s “Identity Thief,” which grossed $139 million for Universal. Aggregate also produced Bateman’s directorial debut “Bad Words.”
Aggregate is also producing Fox Searchlight’s “Ipo Man” and an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal from a script by David Bar Katz. Aggregate is one of more than 20 first-look deals at Universal, including pacts with Judd Apatow, Ron Howard, Vin Diesel, Chris Meledandri and Elizabeth Banks.
Bateman directed and stars in “The Family Fang” along with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. The drama, in which a brother and sister return to their family home after their world famous parents disappear, »
- Dave McNary
In the fifth installment of the two-decade-old series, Cruise clings to the side of an Airbus A400 plane during takeoff, holds his breath under water for six minutes, and rappels down the side of the Vienna Opera House. For part six, he’ll likely have to strap himself to the undercarriage of a ballistic missile and go soaring across the Pyongyang skyline if he wants to top himself.
Despite his willingness to risk doing some damage to that beautiful barrel chest, “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” may struggle to bring in crowds. The action adventure is on pace to open to $40 million, a soft opening considering the franchise’s long history and its hefty $150 million pricetag.
“It seems low to me,” said Eric Handler, an analyst with Mkm Partners. »
- Brent Lang
Another day, another remake. This time Paramount is finally putting together an update "big-screen take" on the 90s TV show that originally starred David Hasselhoff & Pamela Anderson. THR reports Paramount has set director Seth Gordon, of Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses, Four Christmases and The King of Kong, to take on the new Baywatch which is also set to star Dwayne Johnson. Johnson has been attached since late last year, and the project has been gestating for at least a decade. We've been hearing about some rumblings and rumors of a Baywatch movie forever, but now it sounds like they're pushing forward with it (another name brand project, of course) with Gordon in negotiations to take the job directing. I'm intrigued. Paramount's new take on a Baywatch movie has been in the works for years. The script has undergone many revisions and the latest iteration is by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. »
- Alex Billington
Gordon is responsible for the superb documentary The King Of Kong, as well as the recent Jason Bateman/ Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief, so we’re expecting a tongue-in-cheek version of David Hasselhoff‘s hit 1990s TV show when it arrives in cinemas.
The film has Dwayne Johnson on board in the lead, but it has been nine months since the actor took to social media to tell us all about it. Remember what he said?
“This is my beach bitch!”
“Rumors are true… we’re making #Baywatch the movie. Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach… »
- Paul Heath
After endless rumors that we'll one day get a "Baywatch" movie, it was recently reported that Paramount Pictures is officially moving forward with the film and has brought on Dwayne Johnson to star. Now comes word that Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) is in negotiations to direct. Plot details are being kept a secret, but the plan is to go the comedic route. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the latest draft of the script. A release date has yet to be set. »
It's been a while since we last heard an update about the proposed Baywatch movie, with Dwayne Johnson signing on to star all the way back in October of last year. Well, today the film took a huge step forward, and looks like it will actually become a reality, as new reports say that Seth Gordon is now in talks to direct. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news, noting that the filmmaker hasn't been behind the helm of a feature since 2013's Identity Thief. Gordon will be working from a script that has been written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Freddy vs Jason, 2009's Friday The 13th), though it's noted in the trade that they are hardly the first writers to take a crack at Baywatch. According to the trade report, Baywatch will feature Dwayne Johnson as a lifeguard who is forced to partner with a "young rule-flouting »
Paramount has been struggling to turn the ’90s TV series Baywatch into a movie since 2004, and the project has finally found solid ground tonight with word that Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is in negotiations to helm.
Dwayne Johnson is attached to topline the pic, which will update the beloved show for modern times. David Hasselhoff, Pam Anderson, Yasmin Bleeth, Carmen Electra and David Chokach were among those who starred in the slo-mo-happy series, which always had a light and silly vibe.
The movie take is said to find Johnson playing a by-the-book lifeguard who is forced to team up with a young, carefree daredevil in order to save their beach from an oil tycoon primed to destroy the environment.
Nailing the tone for a Baywatch movie has proven exceptionally difficult for Paramount, which has sent over a dozen writers packing over the years. Now, though, the studio and producer »
- Isaac Feldberg
Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon has signed on to direct Paramount's movie adaptation of the hit TV series Baywatch, which has Dwayne Johnson set to star. The actor has been attached to the project since October, when, ironically, Horrible Bosses 2 filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris were set to direct. It is unclear at this point when production may begin, but the studio has been trying to get this project off the ground for many years.
The Baywatch movie has been in the works since July 2009, when Jeremy Garelick signed on to write and direct. A slew of writers have worked on the project between now and then, including Brian Gatewood & Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan and Justin Malen. The writing team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which the studio is moving forward with.
The original Baywatch TV »
T.I. burst onto the music scene back in 2006 with his hit song "What You Know," but that year also marked his acting debut in Atl, which was shot in and set in his hometown of Atlanta. While more hit albums and singles followed throughout the years, the rapper also started putting together a fine acting resume, with roles in American Gangster, Takers, Identity Thief and TV shows such as Boss and House of Lies. After appearing in two movies already this year, Get Hard and Entourage, T.I. joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a role in the highly-anticipated superhero movie, Ant-Man, arriving in theaters today, July 17.
The actor plays Dave, who, along with Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, Michael Peña's Luis and David Dastmalchian's Kurt, plan a heist that will change their lives forever. After successfully breaking into the home of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), they don't find the riches they expect, »
Laremy is a little under the weather so I'm taking over for today's predictions write-up, but the numbers are all his and he's got an interesting call at #1, at least as far as the number is concerned. He's got Ant-Man in the top slot, which isn't too surprising, but the $67 million prediction is an interesting one, but I can see where he's coming from. This is an origin story for a lesser-known Marvel character and looking back in time, in 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger opened with $65 million and earlier that same year Thor opened with $65.7 million. So Laremy has taken a mild bit of inflation in mind and gone just a couple notches higher. Of course, we can't overlook the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011 and last year's Guardians of the Galaxy, which was even more of an unknown property and it opened to the tune of $94.7 million. »
- Brad Brevet
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