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How Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle proved doubters wrong

Simon Brew Jan 16, 2018

It's become a surprise commercial and critical hit - so what has the new Jumanji film got right?

Spoilers lie ahead for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Over the weekend, I was back at my local multiplex to see the quite wonderful Coco. On the way in, I saw the manager of said picture palace, and we had a bit of a chat. He’s a friendly man, and just the kind of manager you want: always checks that everyone’s okay, is there if anything goes wrong.

He’s also good for a bit of insider chat, too. And we got talking about Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

I don’t think I was alone in inwardly sighing when I first learned of a reboot/sequel to Jumanji. I don’t hold massive affection for the original (although I thought Zathura was great), but still enjoyed it.
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Track Star Maurice Greene: Don't Drug Test The Past ... The Sport Can't Take It (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_hkfk3hvo"]] Two-time gold medal winner Maurice Greene says drug testing past samples could Ruin track & field ... 'cause the sport can't handle a constant barrage of doping scandals. Usain Bolt was stripped of a gold medal this week when it was revealed a teammate tested positive for a banned substance ... from a sample that was taken in 2008 and recently retested. We talked with Green -- one of the premier sprinters in U.S. history -- who said
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Jumanji: new film now eyeing Christmas release date

Kirsten Howard Nov 4, 2016

Sony has pushed The Dark Tower back into Jumanji's summer release date, which means the film will now be seasonal fare.

Filming is now underway on the new Jumanji movie - a sequel to the original film, which as you probably remember starred the late and great Robin Williams. This time, the cast is being led by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan.

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But Sony's big release date reshuffle this week is having a knock-on effect, as Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower has shifted from its February 17th, 2017 release date back to July 28th, 2017 and, as a result, the Jumanji sequel has been knocked all
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Dwayne Johnson Says His Jumanji Reboot Will Honor Robin Williams

A couple weeks ago it was announced that Dwayne Johnson had joined the upcoming Jumanji reboot currently in development. A lot of fans of the original film — like myself — expressed concern over the remake because of Robin Williams and the incredible performance he gave. In a recent post on Instagram, Johnson addresses these concerns and also offers up some details on the film. The actor and producer says:

“And the #Jumanji magic begins.Excellent meeting with our director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and our @SevenBucksProd team to work on our new re-imagining of this amazing story.I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started. Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg’s source material of Jumanji. Chris also wrote The Polar Express (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling.I’m feelin
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You Have My Attention: Dwayne Johnson Officially Joins Jumanji Remake

Just a few days ago, it was rumored that Central Intelligence stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were up for roles in the remake of Jumanji, and now one half of that duo has officially joined the cast. Johnson posted the following message on Instagram confirming his involvement with the movie:

It's Official: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO's #ballers to this summer's #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #Baywatch and #Rampage and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all
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Jake Kasdan to Direct Jumanji Remake

It’s been confirmed that the upcoming Jumanji remake will be helmed by the guy who also directed Sex TapeJake Kasdan.

Kasdan’s career sways smoothly between movies, including Zero Effect, Friends with Kids, and Bad Teacher, and sitcom TV series such as New Girl, Californication, Ben and Kate, Fresh off the Boat, and others.

At first blush, I wouldn’t really say that he looks like the perfect match for Jumanji (taking into consideration his filmography which consists of more comedic productions), but maybe the idea of him directing the remake will grow on me.

Jumanji is set to hit the big screens on December 25th, 2016.
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Preacher: Seth Rogen Tweet Confirms That Shooting is Underway

It's happening, people! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's classic graphic novel series, Preacher, is officially underway under the direction of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the duo behind Pineapple Express and the script for Superbad. Rogen took to Twitter to announce the news, offering a shot of a filled-out clapperboard with Preacher graphics adorning it. It's great news for one of the most highly anticipated television events currently in production, and there's the added benefit of a second, more minor reveal concerning the forthcoming pilot, as the "Camera" line notes that the great cinematographer Bill Pope will be shooting the pilot for Rogen and Goldberg. [caption id="attachment_427863" align="alignright" width="247"] Image via Vertigo/DC/caption] For those who don't know the name, Pope has been one of the most inventive and distinct directors of photography to work regularly in Hollywood over the last three decades or so. He shoots regularly for Sam Raimi, Edgar Wright,
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Edgar Wright & Jake Kasdan For Steampunk Spin On Oliver Twist?

With my background in blogging taking me pretty close to the world of comic books, I’ve known about Tony Lee and his witty little novel Dodge & Twist for some time. Lee’s big idea was to cook up a sequel to Oliver Twist that saw the Oliver and The Artful Dodger growing up apart and then reuniting for some action-adventure fun.

This basic notion is exactly the same for the film Dodge & Twist. Is this just a coincidence? Lee says not. He posted to his website about how he met Ahmet Zappa, one of the movie’s producers, back in 2007.

But I can say, definitively, that the story similarities are actually pretty slim. I can say this because I’ve read both. They start from the same place – which comes from Dickens in any case, so neither can lay claim to it – and then go off in very different directions.
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‘Sex Tape’ Review: Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Have a Screw Loose

Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) used to love to fuck. Having hooked up in college, they would screw in her dorm, in his car, in the library stacks, even behind a tree. Ten years, two kids and one marriage later, that spark has apparently vanished, prompting the desperate couple to film a comprehensive reenactment of “The Joy of Sex” in a bid to get it back. However, this being 2014, their exploits have been filmed with an iPad and not on a video camera, allowing the file to handily vanish into the little-understood Cloud for storage. As a radio DJ, Jay has an unlikely amount of iPads at his disposal and hands them off to friends and family once he’s done with them, and as a mommy blogger, Annie is dreadfully worried that their three-hour lovemaking session might be seen by anyone they’ve given a device, including her wholesome new employer, Hank
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Director Jake Kasdan Talks Sex Tape, the Evolution of the Story, Working with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, Walk Hard, Upcoming TV Shows, and More

Opening this weekend is the comedy Sex Tape. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who film a sex tape to spice up their love life. Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know from seeing the video. Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher. For more on the film, watch the regular or red-band trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Jake Kasdan. After spending some time talking about Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, we talked about making Sex Tape, working with Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, the evolution of the story from script to screen, his first cut, the relatively new pattern in Hollywood of showing cooperative couples rather than combative or contradictory ones,
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Red band trailer for Sex Tape

Trailer Simon Brew 1 Apr 2014 - 06:25

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz star in Sex Tape. Here's a rude trailer for it...

Once upon a time, the upcoming comedy Sex Tape was one of the movies slated to open against the adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey. However, the team behind the adaptation of E L James' novel clearly blinked first when faced with the might of Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz.

It certainly could be fun this one. Jake Kasdan is behind the camera (having previously directed Zero Effect, Bad Teacher and Walk Hard), and we've got a red band trailer for the film here. As such, you're only allowed to watch this if you don't mind a little bit of rudeness, and a drug reference. Don't say we didn't warn you...

Sex Tape arrives in UK cinemas in September, following its UK bow in July.

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Halle Berry -- Post-Preggo Knockout ... Whoa Mama

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Whatever Halle Berry's taking ... it's working like a charm -- the 47-year-old stepped out last night for the first time since giving birth to her Second kid ... looking like someone half her age.Halle was at the Acapulco Film Festival in Mexico ... but her bod was the real show.Halle and fiance Olivier Martinez welcomed son Maceo in October ... which is crazy enough considering Halle's age ... but even crazier because the pregnancy had Zero effect on her physique.
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DVD Is The New Vinyl: Rock Hudson Has 'Seconds,' Nazi Escapes & 'Ishtar'

Before digging into early-to-mid August's disc highlights, I'd like to set the Way Back Machine to two weeks ago and point out some eclectic late-July gems we missed, such as Twilight Time's exquisite Blu-ray edition of Walter Hill's 1978 neo-noir "The Driver," Olive Films' unexpected release of Anthony Mann's 1958 brazen, quasi-hicksploitation melodrama "God's Little Acre," and the Warner Archive re-release of 1998's eccentrically funny "Zero Effect," starring Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman as a socially stunted private investigator. From Europe, Raro Video lived up to their name with a rare trilogy of gritty moralist thrillers in "Fernando di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection (Volume 2)," Music Box Films stressed us out with the terrifically icy German thriller "The Silence," and sci-fi didn't get more provocative than the erotic Lithuanian curiosity "Vanishing Waves" (which Artsploitation lovingly packaged as a two-dvd set that includes director Kristina Buozyte's feature debut "The.
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‘Bad Teacher 2′ In The Works

Columbia Pictures is developing Bad Teacher 2, to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. Jimmy Miller, Jake Kasdan, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will produce the film, and Melvin Mar will executive produce. The project is being developed for Cameron Diaz to star in the film but no deal is yet set with the actress.

Commenting on the announcement, Minghella said:

Bad Teacher was a hit not just in North America, but throughout the world. We’re excited that Jake will be returning to develop and helm the sequel. We love Justin’s take on the material – it hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun.”

When it
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Sony Set For More Naughtiness With ‘Bad Teacher 2′

Sony Pictures have confirmed that they’re moving forward with a follow-up to hit comedy Bad Teacher. A press release gives details of those involved but states original sexy superstar Cameron Diaz has yet to sign up, despite claiming they’re developing the script with her in mind. It also states this will not affect to upcoming series set to star the stunning Ari Graynor.

The first fun film, released in 2011, stars Diaz as a selfish gold digging middle school teacher who attempted to get into the pants of her colleague (Justin Timberland) and win a cash prize that would pay for breast implants. It also starred Jason Segal and a scene-stealing Lucy Punch.

Culver City, Calif., June 20, 2013 – Columbia Pictures is developing Bad Teacher 2, to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.
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Jake Kasdan to Direct Bad Teacher 2 with Cameron Diaz

Jake Kasdan to Direct Bad Teacher 2 with Cameron Diaz
Columbia Pictures is developing Bad Teacher 2, to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. Jimmy Miller, Jake Kasdan, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will produce the film, and Melvin Mar will executive produce. The project is being developed for Cameron Diaz to star in the film but no deal is yet set with the actress.

Commenting on the announcement, Hannah Minghella had this to say.

"Bad Teacher was a hit not just in North America, but throughout the world. We're excited that Jake will be returning to develop and helm the sequel. We love Justin's take on the material - it hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun.
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Elementary TV Review

It’s nice to see that with yet another incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, we’re at least giving more than the usual, casual nod to the original work. Oh sure, any Sherlock you’ve seen has most of the traits down, and is bound to offer up a Sherlock that is at least “a quirky old bean,” but CBS‘ Elementary goes for broke in delivering the most honest translation of genius as its own damage we’ve seen since The Zero Effect, and who saw that anyway?

Jonny Lee Miller is thus far very nearly perfect as a Holmes who isn’t just observant in the extreme, but who has a mind that closes as many doors as it opens. Now in the United States, after a stint in rehab, Sherlock finds himself with a special sort of “recovery” babysitter named Watson (Lucy Liu). Said babysitter comes to watch over
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Jennifer Westfeldt: Not just Don Draper's other half…

Actor and director Jennifer Westfeldt is getting used to living in the shadow of her partner, Jon Hamm, who plays Mad Men's Don Draper. Now, with her new film tipped to become this year's Bridesmaids, she talks about fame, the growing strength of women in the movies, and the lure of motherhood

Ten minutes into our interview, Jennifer Westfeldt is scrolling excitedly through her iPhone looking for pictures of her dog to show me. It's an alsatian cross, weighs four stone, and in the photo she clicks to the dog is sprawled on the lap of Jon Hamm, who has been Westfeldt's partner for 14 years. Hamm's face, the unmistakable square jawline of Don Draper in Mad Men, is currently one of the most recognisable on the planet, but when Westfeldt zooms to a close-up it is the dog's features she dwells on: "She is such a beauty, isn't she?
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Ryan O’Neal, A Crime Retrospective: Fighting The Law And Cancer

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Ryan O’Neal is back in the headlines. He’s kicking cancer in its face. Again. O’Neal was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer yesterday. It took the man less than 24 hours to beat that shit down to a “stage 2″ with a “sunny” prognosis.

We shall see. Ryan O’Neal is, despite his boyish Irish looks, a bit of a bad ass. After all, he had the stones to taunt Mr. Toole in Barry Lyndon, something 7 out of 10 sane men would not do. That’s a scientific fact right there.

He’s also got a pretty solid rap sheet when it comes to beating the law, too. In honor of O’Neal winning over prostate cancer, here’s a retrospective on his short but outstanding career in crime film.

First came The Thief Who Came To Dinner. 1973 was to Ryan O’Neal what ’99 was for Jude Law: His
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Shawn Levy Produces Peek Into The American Male Psyche With Jake Kasdan-Directed 'Man Made'

The concept of masculinity has been called into question repeatedly over the past decade, and now with men turning to old-fashioned ideals and “Mad Men” re-runs for any sort of guidance, a new book-to-film adaptation, “Man Made,” aims to achieve some answers.

EW reports filmmaker Shawn Levy (“Real Steel”) will produce the film, while Jake Kasdan (“Bad Teacher”) is slated to direct. The project is based off author Joel Stein's non-fiction book of the same name (out in May), and follows an upcoming father who examines his ability to teach his future son proper masculine values. He then sets out to physically and mentally test himself for this purpose, by “riding along on a shift with firefighters, taking on an Mma fighter, going through Marine basic training, and consulting with various tough guys about what it means to be a modern American male.”

It marks an unexpected move for Levy,
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