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Amazon Prime Video in August: Everything Coming to Streamer, From ‘Free Meek’ to Jim Gaffigan

  • The Wrap
Amazon has released its list of every new title coming to its Prime Video streaming service in August. New additions include “Free Meek,” which covers rapper Meek Mill’s 2017 arrest for probation violations, which sparked outrage. The Amazon Prime original series will be released on Aug. 9 and will re-investigate his original case and explore allegations of police corruption.

A trio of new comedy specials are coming in August as well. “Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time,” his seventh comedy special, arrives Aug. 16. Here, the four-time Grammy-nominated comedian talks about how he doesn’t understand why we aren’t more honest about the reasons we don’t want to attend events.

“Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I,” is out on Aug. 23, features comedian and actor Alice Wetterlund as she reveals her personal struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind new country music in her breakout comedy special.
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Review: Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis' 'Yesterday' is Awkwardly Sweet

Seen at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Who doesn't love The Beatles? Wait – don't answer that question. But seriously - The Beatles are the best and their music will live on forever because it's so brilliant. Danny Boyle's latest film Yesterday, featuring a screenplay written by Richard Curtis, presents a crazy concept: what if suddenly The Beatles didn't exist, no one know who they were, except for one guy. And that guy then played all their songs like they were his own and became famous because they're still brilliant songs. That's the setup for Yesterday, except, this is a Richard Curtis film – which means that, not only is it actually more of a sweet love story, but it's really all about life itself and focusing on what matters rather than giving it up chasing fame and fortune and glory. Just not worth it. Boyle's Yesterday is an immensely awkward film.
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Judi Dench, Leslie Mann and Dan Stevens to lead cast in ‘Blithe Spirit’

Judi Dench, Leslie Mann and Dan Stevens are all set to lead the cast in an adaptation of Noel Coward’s play ‘Blithe Spirit’.

Directed by Edward Hall and written by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth, Isla Fisher (The Beach Bum, Confessions of a Shopaholic), Julian Rhind-Tut (Rush, Stardust), Emilia Fox, Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), James Fleet (Outlander, Four Weddings and a Funeral) all join Dench, Mann and Stevens on the reimaging of Coward’s classic comedy, about love that just won’t die…

The story follows Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Stevens), struggling with catastrophic writer’s block and a stressful deadline for his first screenplay. His picture-perfect second wife Ruth (Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focussed in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood.

Charles’ desperate search for inspiration leads him to invite Madame Arcati (Dench), a medium recently exposed as a fraud,
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‘Blithe Spirit’ With Judi Dench, Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher Scores International Sales

  • Variety
Filming has started on “Blithe Spirit,” an adaptation of Noel Coward’s classic comedy about love that just won’t die. Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Dan Stevens are among the cast in the picture, which is helmed by Edward Hall (“Downton Abbey”). Protagonist has closed a raft of pre-sales on the project, which was previously adapted for the screen by David Lean in 1945.

Other cast members in the movie from Fred Films, Powder Keg Pictures, British Lion Films, Align Pictures and Protagonist Pictures include Leslie Mann, Julian Rhind-Tut, Emilia Fox, Dave Johns, and James Fleet.

The story tracks crime writer Charles (Stevens), who is struggling with writer’s block and a deadline for his first screenplay. His second wife, Ruth (Fisher), is doing her best to keep him focused in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood. When Charles invites medium Madame Arcati (Dench) to perform a séance,
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For Filmmaker Richard Curtis, Nothing Beats The Beatles

Richard Curtis has always been a big music fan — it’s played a big part in several of his movies, like Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Pirate Radio. And he’s also been a huge fan of The Beatles. So, for his latest project, he wrote a screenplay about a musician who realizes [...]

The post For Filmmaker Richard Curtis, Nothing Beats The Beatles appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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‘Killing Hasselhoff’ DVD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Ken Jeong, Rhys Darby, Jim Jeffries, David Hasselhoff, Howie Mandel, Flula Borg, Gena Lee Nolin, Will Sasso, Mel B, Michael Winslow, Jon Lovitz | Written by Peter Hoare | Directed by Darren Grant

When Chris (Ken Jeong) a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a debt to a loan shark, he decides that in order to get the money; his only option is to kill his entry in an annual ‘who will die this year’ celebrity death pool; David Hasselhoff. What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life as, aided by his friends Fish (Rhys DarbyFlight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) and Tommy (Jim JeffriesTainted Love, Legit), Chris desperately tries everything he can to off the master of the slow-mo run and claim the jackpot. Along the way he’ll find out that killing ain’t easy,
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie review: deliver us from “edgy”

MaryAnn’s quick take… Save us from male artists who think they are dangerously, uniquely innovative. This stew of toxic masculinity and CGI-cartoon violence is nothing but tediously mundane. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast, mostly

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Here’s a phrase I do not recall from Kingsman: The Secret Service: “independent intelligence agency.” This is uttered in Kingsman: The Golden Circle in connection with the American counterpart to Kingsman: Statesman, to which we are introduced here. But what does that mean, precisely? It means they’re mercenary spies, doesn’t it? I have a vague recollection of Secret Service mentioning something about Kingsman being funded by the crown heads of Europe, which at least offers a veneer of governmental authority and fealty to law and order — though of course there
See full article at FlickFilosopher »

Competition: Win ‘Killling Hasselhoff’ on DVD

  • Nerdly
Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Ride Along 2) and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2) star in the most hilarious & outrageous comedy of the year!

Co-produced by the team behind 2017’s Baywatch and The Hoff himself, Killing Hasselhoff is packed with a host of celebrity cameos including comedian Howie Mandel, musician Kid Cudi and The Hoff’s original Baywatch partner in life-saving crime – Gena Lee Nolin (as well as further stratospheric surprises!),

When Chris (Ken Jeong) a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a debt to a loan shark, he decides that in order to get the money; his only option is to kill his entry in an annual ‘who will die this year’ celebrity death pool; David Hasselhoff. What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life as, aided by his friends Fish (Rhys DarbyFlight of the Conchords,
See full article at Nerdly »

Win a Copy of Killing Hasselhoff

  • Comicmix
We’re not sure exactly when David Hasselhoff moved into the space celebrity space as William Shatner, but he has now become a meta celebrity as witnessed by his Guardians of the Galaxy music video and now as the subject of the film Killing Hasselhoff, out Tuesday.

Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Ride Along 2) and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2) star in the outrageous comedy, Killing Hasselhoff, available on DVD and Digital on August 29 from Uphe Content Group. Or, you can win a copy of the DVD courtesy of our friends at Uphe. All you need to do is give us an inventive way you would kill David Hasselhoff and explain why he must die. We want your entries no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 1. The contest is open to North American readers only and the decision of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.
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Killing Hasselhoff Bypasses Theaters, Comes Home in August

  • Comicmix
Universal City, California, July 11, 2017 – Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Ride Along 2) and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2) star in the most hilarious and outrageous come :lol: dy of the year, Killing Hasselhoff, available on DVD and Digital on August 29, 2017 from Uphe Content Group. Co-produced by the team behind 2017’s Baywatch and David Hasselhoff himself, the laugh-out-loud movie is packed with a host of celebrity cameos including comedian Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent, Deal or No Deal), musician Kid Cudi, and The Hoff’s original Baywatch partner in life-saving crime, Gena Lee Nolin (Baywatch, Sheena). Rounding out the cast is Jon Lovitz (The Ridiculous Six, Grown Ups 2), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) and Jim Jefferies (Tainted Love, Legit).

What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life when Chris (Jeong), a struggling nightclub owner,
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Killing Hasselhoff Trailer: No One Hassles the Hoff

Killing Hasselhoff Trailer: No One Hassles the Hoff
Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Ride Along 2) and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2) star in the most hilarious and outrageous comedy of the year, Killing Hasselhoff, available on DVD and Digital on August 29, 2017 from Uphe Content Group. Co-produced by the team behind 2017's Baywatch and David Hasselhoff himself, the laugh-out-loud movie is packed with a host of celebrity cameos including comedian Howie Mandel (America's Got Talent, Deal or No Deal), musician Kid Cudi, and The Hoff's original Baywatch partner in life-saving crime, Gena Lee Nolin (Baywatch, Sheena). Rounding out the cast is Jon Lovitz (The Ridiculous Six, Grown Ups 2), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) and Jim Jefferies (Tainted Love, Legit).

What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life when Chris (Jeong), a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a loan
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Watch the trailer for Killing Hasselhoff starring Ken Jeong and The Hoff

Universal Pictures has released a trailer for the upcoming comedy Killing Hasselhoff. Directed by Darren Grant, the film stars David Hasselhoff, Ken Jeong, Rhys Darby, and Jim Jeffries and features a host of celebrity cameos including Howie Mandel, Kid Cudi and The Hoff’s Baywatch co-star Gena Lee Nolin; check it out below after the official synopsis…

When Chris (Ken Jeong) a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a debt to a loan shark, he decides that in order to get the money; his only option is to kill his entry in an annual ‘who will die this year’ celebrity death pool; David Hasselhoff.

What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life as, aided by his friends Fish (Rhys DarbyFlight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) and Tommy (Jim JeffriesTainted Love, Legit), Chris desperately tries everything he
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing
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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing
See full article at Indiewire »

Who’s ‘Killing Hasselhoff’ – Watch the trailer to find out!

  • Nerdly
Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Ride Along 2) and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2) star in the most hilarious & outrageous comedy of the year – Killing Hasselhoff

Co-produced by the team behind 2017’s Baywatch and The Hoff himself, Killing Hasselhoff is packed with a host of celebrity cameos including comedian Howie Mandel, musician Kid Cudi and The Hoff’s original Baywatch partner in life-saving crime – Gena Lee Nolin (as well as further stratospheric surprises!). Check out the trailer below:

When Chris (Ken Jeong) a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a debt to a loan shark, he decides that in order to get the money; his only option is to kill his entry in an annual ‘who will die this year’ celebrity death pool; David Hasselhoff. What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life as, aided by his
See full article at Nerdly »

My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen

My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen
A movie starring two famous actors who happen to be married in real-life: On paper, it sounds like it should be a sure-fire win. In reality? It’s not that simple.

It’s no wonder that famous couples might be hesitant to collaborate in a movie, even if it was guaranteed to smash the box office: Working with your spouse is hard, and it wouldn’t make it any easier to know that throngs of people would be examining the final product, looking for all possible glimpses into your personal life.

Occasionally, some famous couples have considered that possibility and decided,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

'Preacher: Season One" congregates on Blu-ray and DVD in October

By Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

Preacher is one of my favorite series currently running on TV and it's going to be released on Blu-ray and DVD October 4.

The first season takes a while to get going, mostly because of character development but it really gets going. Lots of gore and is damned hilarious in spots. Very interesting characters as well. Can't wait for season 2. Read more about the upcoming release below.

From the Press Release

Based on the popular 1990s cult comic book series of the same name, the critically-acclaimed Preacher: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The darkly comedic, hard-hitting, supernatural thrill-ride follows Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, TV’s “Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger) who, after a supernatural event at his church, is thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
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25 interesting upcoming crowdfunded British films

Rob Leane Jul 15, 2016

British crowdfunded films that sound brilliant, including a Ghostbusters documentary and loads of horror...

It's not easy to get an indie film made these days. Especially not through studios and traditional financial methods. That's why, all around the globe, crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter are becoming more and more popular among first-time/early career filmmakers.

We perused crowdfunding websites, and found loads of in-development British films that sound really interesting. Aiming to shed some light on these films that don't have the might of a major studio's marketing team behind them, here's our list of 25 upcoming British movies that have been crowdfunded, and could turn out to be brilliant...

Black Wolf

Harvey Eaton has been working in the advertising sector of filmmaking for years, and even directed legendary Spanish footballer Andrés Iniesta for a Powerade commercial once.

Black Wolf - a "short film about a woman terrorised by
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Tom Sturridge: ‘If I’d been a parent to myself, I would have been scared’

The actor on rebellion, the power of fear, why Damian Lewis would never offer advice, and the irrelevance of awards

Tom Sturridge, 30, is the son of the actor Phoebe Nicholls and the director Charles Sturridge, who cast him, aged eight, in the TV series Gulliver’s Travels. After abandoning his A-levels, Sturridge starred in the films Being Julia, The Boat That Rocked and On the Road, and the plays Punk Rock (winning the Critics’ Circle theatre award for most outstanding newcomer), American Buffalo and Orphans on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Sturridge has a three-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with the actor Sienna Miller. His latest film, Remainder, adapted from the Tom McCarthy novel, is directed by the visual artist Omer Fast.

As an artist, did Fast have a different approach to film-making?

I suppose that someone who began in car commercials is going to
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Tom Sturridge: ‘If I’d been a parent to myself, I would have been scared’

The actor on rebellion, the power of fear, why Damian Lewis would never offer advice, and the irrelevance of awards

Tom Sturridge, 30, is the son of the actor Phoebe Nicholls and the director Charles Sturridge, who cast him, aged eight, in the TV series Gulliver’s Travels. After abandoning his A-levels, Sturridge starred in the films Being Julia, The Boat That Rocked and On the Road, and the plays Punk Rock (winning the Critics’ Circle theatre award for most outstanding newcomer), American Buffalo and Orphans on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Sturridge has a three-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with the actor Sienna Miller. His latest film, Remainder, adapted from the Tom McCarthy novel, is directed by the visual artist Omer Fast.

As an artist, did Fast have a different approach to film-making?

I suppose that someone who began in car commercials is going to
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »
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