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The Cast of 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' Then and Now

Turning 10 years old this year is early '00s hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the film grossed $105 million worldwide on a budget of $30 million.

The romantic comedy follows Peter Bretter’s (Jason Segel) struggle with getting over his breakup with actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) by vacationing in Hawaii. While on his break, he immediately runs into his ex and her new boyfriend, rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Despite the unexpected setback, Peter tries to make the most of the trip while finding love along the way with hotel concierge Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis).<br...
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The Top Five Jason Segel Yelling Scenes in Movies

Jason Segel is a funny guy and he’s made a successful career out of being the kind of amusing, snarky, but full of life character that people respond to and tend to like more often than not because he’s simply the personable kind of actor that you can see yourself hanging out with. His bouts of yelling are usually comical and even downright hilarious, though in one of these clips his voice raises only slightly but you can feel the intensity behind it. Even if he gets a little odd at times he’s still someone that seems cool and collected

The Top Five Jason Segel Yelling Scenes in Movies
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‘Come Sunday’ Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor Gives His Best Performance in Netflix Biopic About a Minister Afraid of God

‘Come Sunday’ Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor Gives His Best Performance in Netflix Biopic About a Minister Afraid of God
Matthew 4:16: “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” That Bible passage was written about Jesus Christ’s return from Galilee after the arrest of John the Baptist, but it could just as easily have preordained the glory of Jesus Christ’s return to movie screens after the pre-Easter rash of faith-based faff like “I Can Only Imagine” and “God’s Not Dead: Light in Darkness.”

Now that the lord hath risen, the quality of movies about him is set to rise as well. While Paul Schrader’s transcendent “First Reformed” is still waiting in the wings, “Maria Full of Grace” director Joshua Marston’s safe but stirring “Come Sunday” is a big step back towards grace, and a necessary reminder that spiritual crises are always more engaging for the questions
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‘Come Sunday’ Is An Excellent Exploration Of Faith With Incredible Performances All Around [Review]

Preacher Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) wrestles with the pull of organized religion and divine belief in Netflix’s superb new film “Come Sunday.” Equal parts religious meditation and institutional indictment, Joshua Marston continues his streak of exceptional films, beginning with 2004’s “Maria Full of Grace” and, more recently, “Complete Unknown.” Buoyed by exceptional performances by Ejiofor, Jason Segel, and notably, Lakeith Stanfield, “Come Sunday” is a film that should not be missed.
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Emily Blunt movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘Into the Woods’

Emily Blunt movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘Into the Woods’
2018 is promising to be quite a year for Emily Blunt. The British actress has received some of the best reviews of her career for the film “A Quiet Place,” which is directed by and co-stars her real-life husband John Krasinski (“The Office”). As a pregnant wife who helps to lead her family to safety by trying to outwit alien creatures by not making a sound, Blunt offers a nearly silent performance with acting registering mostly with her face, a bold move that could result in awards attention later in the year.

See ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ trailer: Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda fly a kite [Watch]

And to top that off in December, Blunt will also play the title character in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” paired up with Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as her third go-round with on-screen nemesis Meryl Streep, with whom Blunt co-starred in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Into the Woods.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Experiences a Crisis of Faith in First Trailer for ‘Come Sunday’

Maria Full of Grace and The Forgiveness of Blood director Joshua Marston returned to Sundance this year with his new drama Come Sunday. Led by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Bishop Carlton Pearson, it tells the true story of how most of his congregation turned their backs on him after he shied away from biblical rhetoric and got to the heart of Jesus’ message. Produced by Ira Glass, ahead of a Netflix release, the first trailer has now arrived.

Dan Schindel said in his Sundance review. “It’s rare that mainstream filmmakers attempt to take seriously matters of faith – a subject personal to a majority of people but which movies have historically handled clumsily. This perhaps exposes the gap in the competencies between the greats and the merely good, Ok, or less. It takes a true understanding of an art form to use it to express the ineffable, spiritual aspects of human experience.
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Watch: Powerful First Trailer for Chiwetel Ejiofor-Starring Feature ‘Come Sunday’

Netflix isn’t slowing down in its ambitious production of original feature films. “Come Sunday,” its latest about a Bishop-turned-religious-pariah played by Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, will hit the streaming platform April 13. The drama, directed by Joshua Marston, will also star Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield, and Jason Segel. Watch the full-length trailer below. Don't miss Backstage's film audition listings!
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Trailer Revealed For Netflix Film ‘Come Sunday’

The upcoming Netflix film Come Sunday will begin streaming on April 13, 2018 and we are pleased to share the trailer for your viewing pleasure. The film follows internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson — experiencing a crisis of faith — who risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic. Even though Come Sunday is based on actual events, the film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to mixed critical reception.

Come Sunday is directed by Joshua Marston and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield and Danny Glover. The film was written by Marcus Hinchey and produced by Ira Glass, Julie Goldstein, Alissa Shipp and James D. Stern. Here’s the trailer, along with the official synopsis and some images for the film below:

From director Joshua Marston, Come Sunday stars Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Segel,
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Tribeca Unveils 2018 TV Lineup With ‘Westworld,’ ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ and New ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Doc — Watch

Last year, Tribeca was one of the first places to bring “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the TV world. Time will tell what the biggest story out of the 2018 festival will be, but there’s plenty to look forward to.

Tribeca unveiled a mammoth 2018 TV program, covering established series with network homes, all the way to pilots that have yet to be distributed. Some of the for-sure big stops in this year’s Tribeca guide: a screening of the “Westworld” Season 2 premiere, the first look at the upcoming Pablo Picasso season of “Genius,” and the debut North American look at Amazon’s TV adaptation of “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” starring Natalie Dormer.

Also in the mix out in New York next month? Surprise new episodes of “The Staircase,” the legendary French godfather of true crime TV. Netflix will also make their presence felt with a preview of their new Bobby
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Chiwetel Ejiofor in Official Trailer for Religious Drama 'Come Sunday'

"You need to consider everything you're putting at risk, and not just for yourself." Netflix has released the first official trailer for a film titled Come Sunday, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Bishop Carlton Pearson, an evangelical megastar, brilliant orator, and television host with millions of followers. He suddenly has an epiphany one day and realizes: God loves all humankind; everyone is already saved, whether Christian or not; and there is no hell. But preaching this gets him into all kinds of trouble. The cast includes Danny Glover, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Lakeith Stanfield, and Martin Sheen. These kinds of religious dramas aren't really my jam, even with Ejiofor in the lead role, but I have to admit - damn does this trailer look good. Watch below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Joshua Marston's Come Sunday, direct from YouTube: Internationally-renowned pastor,
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Netflix releases trailer, poster and images for Come Sunday starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released a poster, trailer and batch of images for director Joshua Marston’s upcoming drama Come Sunday. Based on the true story of Pastor Carlton Pearson (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), who was declared a heretic by his peers after publicly declaring that he doubted the existence of Hell. The film features a cast that also includes Martin Sheen, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield, and Danny Glover; take a look below…

Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson — experiencing a crisis of faith — risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic. Based on actual events.

Come Sunday is set to arrive on Netflix on April 13th.

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‘Come Sunday’ Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor Delivers Another Powerhouse Lead Role in Netflix Sundance Drama

‘Come Sunday’ Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor Delivers Another Powerhouse Lead Role in Netflix Sundance Drama
Despite being an Oscar-nominated lead actor thanks to “12 Years A Slave,” Chiwetel Ejiofor still doesn’t get enough opportunities to lead movies. Let Netflix’s upcoming drama “Come Sunday” be another powerful reminder why that needs to change.

The film, directed by “Maria Full of Grace” and “Complete Unknown” filmmaker Joshua Marston, casts Ejiofor in the true story of the conflicted Bishop Carlton Pearson. Members of Pearson’s church conspired to have him removed for heresy after he started preaching that Hell doesn’t exist. The drama co-stars Jason Segel, Danny Glover, Martin Sheen, and Lakeith Stanfield.

Come Sunday” will debut on Netflix April 13. Watch the official trailer below.
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Selma Blair Reveals Cameron Diaz Has Retired From Acting — Then Backtracks on Her Comments

So, is she or isn't she? Cameron Diaz has been noticeably absent from the Hollywood spotlight for months, leading many fans to wonder if she has officially retired from acting. Interestingly, Cam's friend Selma Blair seemed to shed some light on the actress' current work situation during a new interview — but then quickly retracted her comments just hours later. While speaking to Metro News UK on Sunday, March 11, Selma, 45, said Cameron, also 45, has chosen to step away from acting to instead focus on starting a family with her husband, Benji Madden. "I had lunch with Cameron the other day. We were reminiscing about [our 2002 film The Sweetest Thing]. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like, 'I’m done,'" Selma shared. Cameron, Selma, and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing. (Photo Credit: R/R) "I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films.
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Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux on 'Mute,' 'Mash' Cosplay and Modern Comedy

Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux on 'Mute,' 'Mash' Cosplay and Modern Comedy
Watch Mute,writer-director Duncan Jones' years-in-the-making pet project (nowstreaming on Netflix), and you'll find yourself in a very familiar, verytypical sci-fi noir scenario. The movie's hero – an Amish, strapping Alexander Skarsgård left voiceless from a childhood accident – lives in a future-shocked Berlin circa 2048. Hesplits his time between a shabby apartment and the sleazy strip club he bartends at; thelatter is also where his blue-haired lady love (Seynab Saleh) works as a cocktailwaitress. Then, suddenly, she goes missing. And down these mean dystopic streetsLeo must go, trying to unravel a mystery amongst the hovering cars,
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Warner Bros. Pumps the Brakes on Lego Spinoff ‘The Billion Brick Race’

Following the massive success of The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. looked like they were going to go all in on Lego movies. But after a 2017 that saw disappointing returns from The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie, it looks like the studio could be rethinking their saturation strategy. Warner Bros. was working on The Billion Brick Race with Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) teaming up to write and co-direct the spinoff, although there were no details on the project. However, a couple years later, and Warner Bros. handed control over to …
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Lego Movie Spinoff Billion Brick Race Loses Its Director

The Book of Life director Jorge R. Guttierez has exited the Warner Bros. Lego spinoff Billion Brick Race. WB’s once-farfetched idea of creating a viable animated movie franchise based on its Lego toy property has resulted in the critical and box office successes of The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, along with the relatively underwhelming The Lego Ninjago Movie. The studio aimed at further expanding the franchise universe with Billion Brick Race, with a script from Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce.
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The Lego movie The Billion Brick Race loses its director

If you cast your mind back to 2015, you may recall that Warner Bros. and The Lego Group announced an animated Lego feature project entitled The Billion Brick Race, which was being scripted by Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Jason Segel (The Muppets).

Last August, Jorge R. Gutierrez, director of The Book of Life, signed on to helm the project, but it looks like Warner Bros. will now need to go back to the drawing board as the filmmaker has announced on Facebook that he has left the project:

“I would like to publicly and from the bottom of my heart thank everyone I worked with at Briksburg, Lego and Wag. These last 9 months were a rollercoaster of thrills to say the least. I met so many amazing new people and learned a ton from all these incredible artists, directors, writers, editors, producers and execs. I leave a better
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‘Tad The Lost Explorer’ & The Mythological Locations in Film

Mythical cities and locations have intrigued historians, scientists and humankind for centuries. Did they exist? Where did these stories come from? Well, whether we’ve found any real-life evidence related to these legendary locations, films have explored these in great depth over the years. One such film is Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas; Midas was a revered king in Greek mythology in which he had the power to turn everything he touched to gold. To celebrate the release of the film in cinemas on the 9th February we’ve looked at movies that include some of these widely speculated wondrous locations.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
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Sir Patrick Stewart to host academy’s Sci-Tech Awards — the first solo male host in 22 years

Sir Patrick Stewart to host academy’s Sci-Tech Awards — the first solo male host in 22 years
Sir Patrick Stewart will host the academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, Feb. 10, the academy has announced. The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, honoring new improvements and milestones in filmmaking.

Stewart will be the first solo male host of the Sci-Tech Awards since Richard Dreyfuss emceed the 68th ceremony in 1996. Since then, the academy tapped solo female hosts, like Helen Hunt (1997), Charlize Theron (2002) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (2007), before switching to a female-and-male duo in 2013. The past five Sci-Tech hosts have been Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine (2013), Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan (2014), Margot Robbie and Miles Teller (2015), Olivia Munn and Jason Segel (2016), and Leslie Mann and John Cho (2017).

See 2018 Oscars: Was this ‘Year of the Superhero’ thanks to ‘Logan’ and ‘Wonder Woman’? Not so fast

This also means we’ll definitely be seeing Stewart at the Oscars on March 4. Portions of the Sci-Tech
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‘Come Sunday’ Director Joshua Marston On His Subject Having Faith In Him – Sundance Studio

‘Come Sunday’ Director Joshua Marston On His Subject Having Faith In Him – Sundance Studio
Before the Sundance Film festival premiere of Come Sunday, helmer Joshua Marston, along with stars Condola Rashad and Jason Segel, stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio speak tackling the true story of the charismatic Bishop Carlton Pearson, who dared to defy the traditional ideology of Christianity. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as the renowned Oklahoma evangelical minister who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no Hell. “What struck me first was…
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