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"Epic Movie" Duo Plan "Taken" Spoof

15 May 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmakers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind critically reviled spoofs like "Date Movie," "Epic Movie," "The Starving Games," "Meet The Spartans" and "Vampires Suck," have setup their next project.

The pair will co-write and direct "Who The F#@k Took My Daughter," this spoof aiming mostly at the Liam Neeson-led "Taken" film series.

In the spoof, Ryan Miller is a tough, no nonsense, black leather jacket-wearing type whose daughter is kidnapped. He sets out to hunt down the abductors and rescue her. Peter Safran will produce.

The pair's previous films have grossed a total of $350 million in worldwide box office thus far, though their two most recent films - "The Starving Games" and "Best Night Ever" - were bombs which only made a few million each.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Reservoir Dogs’ Meets ‘Buried’ in New ‘VANish’ Movie Images

26 March 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Ready for Reservoir Dogs meets Buried? That’s what first-time writer-director Bryan Bockbrader is going for with his feature debut, VANish. As the title suggests, the film involves a van, but not just a couple of shots of the vehicle or scenes of the main players riding around in it, but rather, a narrative that takes place entirely inside that van.

Maiara Walsh’s (The Starving Games, Switched at Birth) character is kidnapped and then forced to embark on a bloody, murder-filled road trip with her captor. Been there, done that, right? Well, not exactly. What makes VANish a standout is that the viewer will experience the entire story from inside this vehicle as though he or she is ...

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- Perri Nemiroff

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Film Review: ‘Best Night Ever’

30 January 2014 4:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Serial spoofers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (“Meet the Spartans,” “Disaster Movie”) hit rock bottom last year while scraping the bottom of the barrel with “The Starving Games.” But that hasn’t stopped the writing-directing duo from digging even deeper. Although “Best Night Ever,” their latest effort, is billed as their first “original” feature, this aggressively frenetic but dismally unfunny farrago plays like a found-footage version of “Bridesmaids” meet “The Hangover.” It seems painfully obvious that, instead of satirizing other, better movies, Friedberg and Seltzer have opted this time to merely imitate them. The end result could be their lowest grosser ever.

Shot semi-guerrilla-style in various Nevada and California locales over a three-week period, “Best Night Ever” details the girls-gone-wild misadventures of four young women during an ill-starred all-night bachelorette party in Las Vegas. Bride-to-be Claire (Desiree Hall) is accompanied by her snobbish sister Leslie (Samantha Colburn), party-hearty buddy Zoe »

- Joe Leydon

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DVD Giveaway – Win The Starving Games

21 January 2014 1:39 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The Starving Games premieres on DVD January 21st, 2014!  It’s time for a second helping.  Join Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh), Peter Malarky (Cody Christian), and Dale (Brant Daugherty) in the 75th Annual Starving Games. The Avengers, Avatars, The Expendables and more also make an appearance!

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In their sixth cinematic spoof of popular box-office hits, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans) set their sights on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! Join in the game as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, action and fantasy films from The Avengers and The Expendables to pop culture characters and celebrities like Harry Potter and Taylor Swift.

When Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh, “Switched at Birth”) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister »

- Movie Geeks

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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Captain Phillips, Blue Jasmine, Machete Kills ...

21 January 2014 2:17 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

This week: Tom Hanks gets robbed in more ways than one with Captain Phillips; Woody Allen is on another roll; and what is more needless - Machete Kills or The Starving Games? ► The true story of Somali pirates overtaking an unarmed container ship, Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips is just what you expect from him – almost unbearable tension wrapped in a fascinating story. Even better, it’s the return of »

- John Law

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Exclusive: The Starving Games Featurette

17 January 2014 10:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With The Hunger Games movies still going strong, spoof masters Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg attempt to take the franchise down a notch with The Starving Games, debuting on DVD January 21. Maiara Walsh and Brant Daugherty star as Kantmiss Evershot and her longtime friend Dale in the comedy, which also takes shots at Avatar, Marvel's The Avengers and The Expendables. We have an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the DVD, where Brant Daugherty explains the difference between acting in a drama and a spoof, and Maiara Walsh discusses her full commitment to the role.

With all the laughs and half the calories, The Starving Games arrives on DVD January 21st! In their sixth cinematic spoof of popular box-office hits, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans) set their sights on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! Join in the game as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, »

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The Starving Games Goes Back For Seconds with DVD Release

7 January 2014 8:15 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Starving Games’ is going back for seconds on January 21 with its official DVD release. The comedy, which marks the sixth cinematic spoof of popular box-office hits from ‘Vampires Suck’ directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, will be sold for $20.99. The DVD will feature a bonus Behind-the-Scenes Featurette. The new satire sets its sights on the adventure blockbuster ‘The Hunger Games.’ The filmmakers also enter the game of slinging jokes at several other sci-fi, action and fantasy movies, including ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Expendables,’ and pop culture icons as Harry Potter and Taylor Swift. Ketchup Entertainment, which will distribute ‘The Starving Games,’ has released the following synopsis for  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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