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Bingo In The Movies & On TV

There was a time when the game of bingo was something that our older relatives would have take part in. The gaming venue would have been an extraordinarily large hall, smoke everywhere in a location somewhere in a town centre in England. Said room would have been scattered with fruit machines and there would have been subsidised drinks available at a bar next to the toilets, the furniture looking like it had seen better days.

Well, times have changed and in recent years the rise of online bingo sites have dominated the gambling community online. These days you’re more likely to find a top Hollywood star advertising one of these huge web brands – Boogie Nights and The Hangover star Heather Graham just one name that springs to mind in recent times – and everyone is getting involved in the game.

The game of bingo, which was actually invented in Italy back in the 1500s,
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‘The SpongeBob Movie’ Release Pushed Back to 2020

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ Release Pushed Back to 2020
Paramount Pictures has moved the third SpongeBob SquarePants movie back a year from Aug. 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020.

The animated project, now called “The SpongeBob Movie,” had been announced in 2015 with Paul Tibbitt returning to direct and a voice cast including Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, and Mr. Lawrence. The last SpongeBob pic, 2015’s “Sponge Out of Water,” grossed $315 million worldwide, while “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” grossed $140 million worldwide in 2004.

Paramount also announced Tuesday that it has moved back Johnny Knoxville’s theme park comedy “Action Park” from March 23 to May 11. Tim Kirkby directed the script by John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, and Knoxville, in which Knoxville and his friends have designed and will operate a theme park.

Billy Gerber, Knoxville, and Derek Freda are producing. Knoxville is producing through his Hello Junior production company.

“Action Park” will be the fifth feature film collaboration between Knoxville and Paramount. The most recent
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Stephen Colbert Launches Own ‘Bad’ Movie Franchises With Bob Odenkirk, Ellie Kemper, Andy Serkis And More

It’s good to be bad. Or at least that’s the case at the box office when it comes to Hollywood comedies such as “Bad Moms Christmas”, “Bad Santa”, “Horrible Bosses”, “Bad Teacher”, “Bad Grandpa” and… well, you get the idea. With that in mind, Friday’s “Late Show” saw host Stephen Colbert showcase his own attempts […]
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Cult of Chucky – FX Designer Tony Gardner Speaks! Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video and Images!

Tony Gardner is one of the most accomplished special effects designers in the biz. He has designed and created effects for Zombieland, 127 Hours, Smokin’ Aces, Hairspray, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Addams Family, Shallow Hal and many more. Not… Continue Reading →

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Substitute Teaching Takes a Terrifying Turn in the Horror Comedy Short Film The Sub

Substitute teaching can be scary on its own terms, but when the faculty and student body are susceptible to Lovecraftian horrors that threaten the Earth's very existence, it can be downright horrifying. That doesn't mean it's without humor, though, as evidenced by Dan Samiljan's new short film The Sub, which you can watch in its entirety right here on Daily Dead.

"Recently completing its festival circuit, The Sub was an official selection of the Nashville Film Fest, the Independent Film Fest of Boston and Scotland’s Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Fest.

The Sub features practical creature effects by Tony Gardner and his Oscar-nominated team at Alterian, Inc. (the Chucky franchise, Bad Grandpa, Army of Darkness), stop-motion animation by Max Winston (Robot Chicken, The SpongeBob Movie), and a cameo by Scream Queen Heather Langenkamp ("Nancy" from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise).

The Sub is the story of
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'Undercover Grandpa': Film Review

'Undercover Grandpa': Film Review
There surely has to be a better retirement funding plan for aging actors than the likes of Erik Canuel’s Undercover Grandpa, an action-comedy that, like Bad Grandpa, gives grandparents a bad name. Starring James Caan — you might remember him from movies like The Godfather, Rollerball and Misery — and such estimable supporting players as Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr., Paul Sorvino and Jessica Walter, the film is the sort of cinematic dreck that seems to think it deserves to be graded on a curve because it’s geared toward families.

Although the veteran Caan is top-billed, the film’s real star is Dylan Everett,...
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Razzie Awards: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Hillary's America' Top Winners

Razzie Awards: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Hillary's America' Top Winners
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dominated the 37th annual satirical awards show. The two films combined to "win" in every category except for worst supporting actress, which went to Kristen Wiig for her botoxed fashionista character in Zoolander No. 2.

Director Dinesh D'Souza's anti-Hillary Clinton film took home four Razzies, including worst picture, beating out Batman v Superman, Gods of Egypt, Bad Grandpa, Zoolander No. 2 and Independence Day: Resurgence. D'Souza also earned himself personal honors for worst director and worst actor - D'Souza played himself in the film. D'Souza was a good sport about his "win",...
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Johnny Knoxville To Star in Theme Park Comedy “Action Park”

Feels like a while since we’ve seen or heard from Johnny Knoxville. His last feature film was Bad Grandpa which came out in 2013. I personally thought the movie was hilarious. But it appears that Knoxville is going back to his MTV roots because stunts are sure to be abound in his latest project entitled “Action Park.” According to THR, the film “imagines what would happen if Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park.” Let’s also get something straight. For those of you that live in the Northeast and ever got a chance to experience

Johnny Knoxville To Star in Theme Park Comedy “Action Park
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Johnny Knoxville Heads to Action Park for Paramount

Johnny Knoxville Heads to Action Park for Paramount
After teaming up for four Jackass movies together, including the most recent, 2013's Bad Grandpa, Paramount and Johnny Knoxville are back at it again. The actor has signed on to star in, produce and co-write the script for new comedy Action Park. The studio is already eyeing a March production start in South Africa, but no other cast members have been confirmed at this time.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news on this project, which Johnny Knoxville will produce alongside Billy Gerber and Derek Freda. Johnny Knoxville will also co-write the script with John Altshuler and Dave Krinsky, who are best known for co-creating the hit HBO series Silicon Valley with Mike Judge. Tim Kirkby is set to direct, having most recently directed the pilot episode of Amazon Studios' hit series Fleabag.

The story centers on what would happen if "Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park.
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Johnny Knoxville to Star in Theme Park Comedy Movie for Paramount

Johnny Knoxville to Star in Theme Park Comedy Movie for Paramount
Johnny Knoxville has come on board to star in and produce a theme park comedy for Paramount, tentatively titled “Action Park.”

The studio has set a March production start in South Africa. Tim Kirkby will direct the script by John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, and Knoxville, in which Knoxville and his friends have designed and will operate a theme park.

Billy Gerber, Knoxville, and Derek Freda are producing. Knoxville is producing through his Paramount-based Hello Junior production company.

“Action Park” will be the fifth feature film collaboration between Knoxville and Paramount. The most recent was 2013’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which was directed by Jeff Tremaine and starred Knoxville. “Bad Grandpa” grossed more than $150 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.

The first “Jackass” movie debuted in 2002, based on the MTV reality show highlighting dangerous stunts and pranks. The movie grossed $79 million worldwide on a $5 million budget.

Jackass No. 2” grossed $84 million worldwide
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Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Get Started On ‘Jackass’-Style Comedy, ‘Action Park’

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Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Get Started On ‘Jackass’-Style Comedy, ‘Action Park’
If you loved watching Johnny Knoxville get mauled by dogs and bulls on “Jackass” or freak people out in “Bad Grandpa,” you’re in luck. The studio behind those illustrious films, Dickhouse Productions, is collaborating with Paramount to produce a new Knoxville-centered flick called “Action Park,” according to multiple media reports. The premise is simple: Knoxville and his buddies create their own ramshackle theme park and invite unsuspecting members of the public to try it out. Pratfalls, reckless behavior and bewildered reactions from bystanders ensue. Along with starring in the film, Knoxville will write the script with John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky.
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Newswire: Paramount to give Johnny Knoxville his own theme park movie

Paramount has announced that it’s giving a whole (fake) theme park to perpetual pain magnet Johnny Knoxville. According to Deadline, the studio has green-lit Action Park, a movie that asks, “What if a full-on-Jackass-mode Johnny Knoxville had his very own amusement park?”

The film is being directed by Veep and Look Around You director Tim Kirkby, from a script by Knoxville and Silicon Valley’s John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. That’s a pretty top-loaded team for a movie that sounds like an excuse to film a hundred takes of dudes getting smacked in the nuts by a Tilt-a-Whirl, but Knoxville has earned a little leeway from Paramount; their last collaboration, 2013’s Bad Grandpa, managed to bring in $152 million on a $15 million budget.
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Johnny Knoxville to Star in Paramount Comedy 'Action Park'

Johnny Knoxville to Star in Paramount Comedy 'Action Park'
Johnny Knoxville is building himself an Action Park, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The actor is set to star in the comedy from Dickhouse Pictures and Paramount. Knoxville, Billy Gerber and Derek Freda are producing. Production is set begin in March in South Africa.

Action Park imagines what would happen if Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park. Tim Kirkby will direct from a script by Knoxville, John Altshuler and Dave Krinsky.

Knoxville's Dickhouse previously collaborated with Paramount on the Jackass films — most recently, 2013's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which cost $15 million and grossed...
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Paramount Sets Johnny Knoxville Comedy Action Park

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has set a March production start in South Africa for Action Park, the working title of a comedy starring Johnny Knoxville. Tim Kirkby will direct the script by John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky and Knoxville. Billy Gerber, Knoxville and Derek Freda are producing. Knoxville is producing through his Hello Junior banner. The film is casting up and is very much in the spirit of Knoxville’s last Paramount comedy Bad Grandpa. The logline: Imagine…
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‘The Comedian’ Critical Roundup: Robert De Niro’s Latest Film About An Aging Insult Comic Garners Early Negative Reviews

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‘The Comedian’ Critical Roundup: Robert De Niro’s Latest Film About An Aging Insult Comic Garners Early Negative Reviews
Taylor Hackford’s latest film “The Comedian” follows an aging insult comic, played by Robert De Niro, as he struggles with his professional and personal life after a month-long stint in jail. The film had its world premiere at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles this past Friday and it has so far garnered mostly negative reviews.

Read More: Robert de Niro, Stephen Colbert, and Samantha Bee React to Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments Caught on Tape

IndieWire’s own Ben Travers says that “The Comedian” is a “film without a purpose” and describes it as a “a comedy about comedy that just isn’t funny.” As for the film’s star, Travers says that, “De Niro shows little sign of caring what drives our darkest funnymen to say what they say on stage, playing a brash comic (think Andrew Dice Clay) in a performance with less life than the
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The Comedian review – De Niro delivers as standup who's sick of life's punchlines

De Niro’s turn as a misanthropic weather-beaten comic who can’t seem to shake his annoying alter-ego, mixes Bad Grandpa’s puerile pathos and Louie’s darkness

Robert De Niro recently made headlines for saying he could no longer punch Donald Trump in the face now the New York businessman is president-elect. It’s the kind of thing you could imagine his character in The Comedian, the misanthropic burned-out standup Jackie Burke, working into a routine or perhaps taking a step further. In fact, Burke – whose put-upon manager is played by Edie Falco – doesn’t have any such issues with self-constraint, and triggers the film’s first act by assaulting a heckling audience member in a public breakdown that has shades of Michael Richards.

That outburst sets up the well-worn premise of The Comedian: a standup who can’t shake his best known and, often, most mainstream character.
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Marisa Tomei May Wage The War With Grandpa With Robert De Niro

I have now determined that Robert De Niro will only do films with “grandpa” in the title. First we had Bad Grandpa, probably the worst film De Niro has ever made; now, we have The War with Grandpa, a new comedy featuring De Niro and-we hope-the comedic chops of Marisa Tomei.

Tomei is currently in negotiations to join the film alongside De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Eugene Levy. De Niro plays the titular grandpa and Tomei his daughter and the mother of his grandson, who’s forced to give up his room when his grandpa comes to stay. The boy begins enacting a series of pranks against his grandfather in the hopes of driving the old man away, but naturally Grandpa is much tougher than anyone thought. Meanwhile, Tomei’s character is also dealing with a teenage daughter who keeps sneaking out the house. So her plate is pretty full
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‘Cardboard Boxer’ Trailer: Thomas Haden Church Struggles To Escape Dark World of Fighting Homeless Men for Pay

‘Cardboard Boxer’ Trailer: Thomas Haden Church Struggles To Escape Dark World of Fighting Homeless Men for Pay
Knate Lee, known for producing the Johnny Knoxville-led “Jackass 3D” and “Bad Grandpa,” has stepped behind the camera to direct his first feature film “Cardboard Boxer,” starring Thomas Haden Church.

The drama – which appears to have skipped the festival circuit – centers on Willie (Church), a homeless man who is paid by two rich teens to fight other men for cash and then struggles to escape the dark world he’s gotten himself into. With the help of a new pen-pal and a trusting new friend (Terrence Howard), he hopes to turn his life around.

Written by Lee, “Cardboard Boxer” also co-stars “Narcos’s” Boyd Holbrook, Rhys Wakefield, and musician Macy Gray. Check out the first trailer below.

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Church — poised to break out after “Sideways” (more than a decade ago) — is soon to
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Coming Distractions: The trailer for Kidnap is a parent’s worst nightmare

Trigger warning for anybody who has a kid, knows a kid, once met a kid, or ever was a kid. This trailer for Kidnap is essentially that nagging fear that is constantly running in the background of every parent’s brain, but amplified by a thousand and then condensed into two minutes. Halle Berry plays a woman who brings her aggressively adorable child to a crowded playground while ominously placid guitar chords flit through the soundtrack. Given the title of the movie, you can probably assume what happens next. The gentle plucking music gives way to machinist clangs and bwomps, and the terrified mother spends the rest of the preview ignoring protocol and causing traffic accidents while chasing after the unfamiliar car she saw her son pushed into.

Directed by Spanish-born filmmaker Luis Prieto (Pusher) from a screenplay by first-time feature writer (and Bad Grandpa associate producer) Knate Gwaltney, this
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Movie Review: Bad Moms alternates satire with easy answers

Hollywood franchise-building is a competitive business, so it’s remarkable to see how many different studios have agreed to put aside their differences and allow the Bad series to develop across various corporate borders. Sure, there may not any formal connection between Bad Santa, Bad Teacher, Bad Grandpa, Bad Words, Bad Gymnast (sorry, The Bronze), and the new Bad Moms apart from the universal desire to attract audiences with the promise of zanily inappropriate behavior from people who are supposed to be role models and/or authority figures. But they do seem to be the product of an agreement that everyone is allowed to rip off this concept from everyone else. All of these studios and filmmakers may revel in bad behavior, but they seem to know how to share.

Photo: Stx Productions

Shared ideas aside, there is something more transgressive, however faintly, about the impulses behind Bad Moms. When
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