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Watch: First Trailer For 'This Is Where I Leave You' With Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 10:06 AM
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This Is Where I Leave You, Shawn Levy
Okay, we'll give credit to "This Is Where I Leave You" for the cast the film has assembled. Who could argue with Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Kathryn Hahn, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer and Dax Shepard being in the same movie together? It's just a shame its one as generic as this.

Robert Redford Will Preach In Jonathan Demme's 'Come Sunday,' Vincent Cassel Joins 'Great Mystical Circus' & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • May 22, 2014 2:54 PM
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The Company You Keep, Robert Redford
Jonathan Demme's last mainstream picture to grace the silver screen was 2008's much celebrated "Rachel Getting Married," the film that solidified Anne Hathaway as a "serious actress." Since then, the helmer has busied himself with a host of documentaries, though he does have the Ibsen play adaptation "A Master Builder," starring Wallace Shawn, opening on July 23rd in New York. Before that film sees the light of day, however, comes news of Demme's next picture, titled "Come Sunday," a look into the world of evangelical preachers—and he's got an ever-reliable thespian and a living legend in talks to star.

Watch: Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Mess Around With Jean-Ralphio In Viral For 'The Internship'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 21, 2013 5:37 PM
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The Internship
Making a movie at Google’s headquarters featuring a plot that’s largely centered around Google probably has its share of perks. One of which would be the extra (free?) online advertising from two of top three most popular websites on the internet, including the Google-owned YouTube, of course. Now that “The Internship” will be out everywhere in theaters in just two weeks, an amusing little short film featuring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio from “Parks and Recreation”) has popped up on the site for YouTube Comedy Week, and it’s definitely not an advertisement for “The Internship.” Except of course it totally is.

Ashley Tisdale, Jean-Ralphio (aka Ben Schwartz), Léa Seydoux, Richard Madden & More Line Up Movies

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 5, 2012 12:38 PM
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From a sequel that no one really wants to a promising online gambling drama to the an erotic indie pic, here's a round up of films that have added to their cast over the past few days....

DreamWorks Animation Set Paul Giamatti, Samuel L Jackson & Just About Everyone Else In Hollywood To Join Ryan Reynolds In 'Turbo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 24, 2012 11:19 AM
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They may still not have the prestige of arch-rivals Pixar, but things have been looking up over at DreamWorks Animation of late. Once the home of poor CGI fare like "Shark Tale" and "Bee Movie," recent years have seen a new emphasis on quality rather (or at least in addition to) big names. 2010's "How To Train Your Dragon" was their best film to date, and last year even sequels "Puss In Boots" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" displayed more artistry than "Cars 2" did, picking up Oscar nominations for their trouble.

College Humor Move Into Features With 'Coffee Town,' Starring Vets Of 'It's Always Sunny...,' 'Eastbound & Down' & 'Parks & Rec'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 12, 2012 1:00 PM
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The comedy world got a little bit of a kick in the ass with the coming of the web era, thanks to websites like Funny or Die, which have enabled big stars to team up with emerging writing and directing talent, providing an important foothold into the industry for many, and plenty of laughs for the rest of us. Funny Or Die have already made many inroads into other media, thanks to an HBO compilation show, and now rival CollegeHumor Media looks to get in on the act by financing and producing their first feature film.

Actor/Writer Ben Schwartz Hired To Pen Remake of 'Soapdish' For Paramount & Rob Reiner

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 24, 2011 3:13 AM
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It's only half a decade since the Judd Apatow stable reinvigorated the comedy world, plucking actors from TV shows like "Freaks & Geeks," "The Daily Show" and the old staple of "Saturday Night Live" and turning them into bona fide superstars, but already the next wave of comic actors are starting to break through. Names like Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover, Ellie Kemper, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, many of whom, crucially, broke through with short films on the internet, are all starting to make waves on the big screen, and it's only a matter of time before one of them cracks the A-list.

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