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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Flies Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2013 7:53 AM
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When "How To Train Your Dragon" arrived in the spring of 2010 (which feels like eons ago), could anyone have predicted it would earn nearly $500 million worldwide? Frankly, no one knew, but DreamWorks suddenly had franchise material on their hands and they didn't waste a single moment. A Cartoon Network TV series is now on the air, a standalone TV special was created and now they are bringing back Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and the gang for another big screen adventure in "How To Train Your Dragon 2," and the first teaser trailer is here.

Rihanna, Emma Watson & Michael Cera In New 'This Is The End' Photos; Plus New Clip

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 8, 2013 2:24 PM
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This Is The End, Hill, Rihanna
The end is nigh. To think it all started in 2007 as "Jay And Seth Versus The Apocalypse" a short YouTube clip starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as themselves if they were degenerate roommates living in squalor during the apocalypse. This of course evolved into what's now known as "This Is The End," an ensemble apocalypse comedy that's expanded to also include friends-playing-themselves like James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson.

Review: 'This Is The End' Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco & Danny McBride

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 12:00 PM
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This Is The End
While Jonah Hill and James Franco have each earned Oscar nominations, with Danny McBride finding roles both dramatic and comedic on the small and big screen, Jay Baruchel showing new shades on the stage and Craig Robinson adding textures to his comic persona, it's really been Seth Rogen who has more or less continued to play a version of himself since day one. Even in parts that potentially stretched his skills in "Green Hornet" and "50/50," the affable goofball with a predilection for weed was never too far away. And so, perhaps it only makes sense that he would co-write and co-direct (with Evan Goldberg) as well as co-star in "This Is The End," which requires nothing more than everyone involved offering riffs on their established personas. It's certainly not rocket science, but your mileage with the movie will depend on how much you like these guys to begin with, because even if you're a fan, the one joke premise has a hard time sustaining a full length movie.

Watch: 2 Clips & Red Band TV Spot For 'This Is The End'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 23, 2013 11:04 AM
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Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and Seth Rogen in This Is the End
Upon viewing the abundance of “This is the End” clips and trailers that are available online, one thing is for certain: these guys had a lot of fun making this movie. You’ve got James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, etc. all getting to play fictionalized versions of themselves in an apocalyptic comedy co-directed by Rogen (alongside Evan Goldberg). Sounds like a grand old time. But will us average movie-going folk enjoy it half as much as they will? That’s the question.

Watch: Emma Watson Is Not Messing Around In New Red Band Trailer For 'This Is The End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 9:23 PM
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So April Fools' Day is (thankfully) nearing an end and it looks like Bryan Singer and the folks behind "This Is The End" win the day. The former fooled Variety with a joke tweet about Lady Gaga playing Dazzler in "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," while the latter dropped a joke teaser for "Pineapple Express 2" masquerading as a quick teaser for the apocalypse comedy. Well, they've decided to finish the day with a brand new red band trailer, and yeah, this looks like it'll be something of a cameo filled blast.

Watch: Red Band Clip For Seth Rogen's Apocalypse Comedy 'This Is The End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 3:57 PM
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"The End Of The World" is coming, and no, we're not talking about the Mayan nonsense that has tinfoil hat types stocking up on batteries and water. We're talking about Seth Rogen's directorial debut (he shares the chair with longtime writing collaborator Evan Goldberg, and yes, they both penned the script), the apocalypse comedy that's now called "This Is The End." And the first red band spot is here.

Jay Baruchel Confirms 'Goon' Sequel In The Works

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 26, 2012 9:17 AM
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One of the more pleasant surprises of the year was Seann William Scott’s turn in the Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg-penned hockey comedy “Goon.” The Canuck laffer has spawned something of a cult, with the movie being a favorite in some corners of the internet, in addition to it doing strong business north of the border. Now it looks like we’ll get to see the continuing adventures of the Halifax Highlanders on the big screen.

Jackie Earle Haley Joins The Cast Of ‘Robocop,' Jay Baruchel Circling Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 20, 2012 7:52 PM
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Jackie Earle Haley, the actor best known in Academy circles for his comeback role in 2006's "Little Children," and in genre cliques for playing Freddie Kruger in the rebooted "Nightmare On Elm Street" series and appearing as Rorschach in "Watchmen," has just bagged a new role. The 51-year-old actor, who found success as a child in the '70s with "The Bad News Bears" series and 1979's acclaimed coming-of-age movie "Breaking Away," has joined the cast of yet another reboot: "RoboCop." Haley will portray Maddox, a man who dispenses the military training to Robocop.

Cannes Review: David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Is Both An Excellent Adaptation & A Rich, Complex Character Study

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 25, 2012 8:12 AM
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"Cosmopolis," an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s typically provocative novel of the same name, is the first feature film since 1999's "eXistenZ" that filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed and scripted. This in part explains why "Cosmopolis" is such a triumph: it’s both an exceptional adaptation and a remarkable work unto itself.

New Images Of Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel & More In 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 1:31 PM
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So, will "Cosmopolis" be the freaky return to form that David Cronenberg's fans have been waiting for? Or will it be this year's "Southland Tales" at the Cannes Film Festival? In about a week we'll find out. Until then, here are some more images from the film to get you primed.

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