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Viggo Mortensen Is 'Captain Fantastic,' Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Reteam (Again) For Heist Comedy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 5:24 PM
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No, Viggo Mortensen isn't starring in some new Marvel movie, despite the name of the developing drama "Captain Fantastic." Instead, the actor will be joining "28 Hotel Rooms" director Matt Ross' film about "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."

5 TV Comedy Actors Turned Movie Stars (5 More Who Floundered)

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 12, 2013 12:29 PM
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With "Grown Ups 2" starring "SNL" alumnus Adam Sandler and "King of Queens" star Kevin James opening this weekend, and "The Way Way Back" with Steve Carell of "The Office" fame out since last week, your local multiplex will soon be playing a choice of films with star actors who originally made their names in TV comedy shows. All three of these guys have carved out the kind of big-screen success that means we arguably now associate them more with movies than with television, but that's a trick that many have tried and only few have really pulled off.

First Look At Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston & Colin Farrell As The 'Horrible Bosses'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 4, 2011 1:04 AM
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We're heading towards a veritable cluster-fuck of foul-mouthed comedies this summer, with "Bridesmaids" already picking up good buzz from SXSW, and "The Hangover 2" following swiftly behind, with "The Change-Up," "30 Minutes or Less," "Friends With Benefits" and "Bad Teacher" bringing up the rear. We've seen glimpses of most of these now, but there's one more in the pack as well, and it might actually be the most promising of them all.

Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore Sign On To Direct Lifetime Omnibus 'Project Five'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 5:54 AM
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'Monster' Director Patty Jenkins Also On Board, One More Name To Be AnnouncedAs we've elaborated on at length in the past, omnibus films are a mixed bag at best. It's just hard to take a diverse array of talent and cram it into one coherent vision, but damn if Hollywood just won't stop trying.

Review: Please Don't 'Just Go With It'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 11, 2011 12:00 AM
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The stories of Adam Sandler as a generous superstar are numerous. In addition to his charity work and what's said to be a personable demeanor (amongst those the protective star allows inside), there's no doubt he's been loyal to both his fanbase and friends. Nobody, including the scandal-happy tabloids, seems to ever have a bad thing to say about the comedian that continues to top the box office for almost 15 years now.

Bland First Look At 'Wanderlust' Starring Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 4:23 AM
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How do you sell a pretty funny-sounding comedy with a great ensemble case and interesting premise? It's not by releasing a still featuring the film's two stars in what looks like a picture that could be ripped from a catalog from your local area parks and recreation department.

Watch: Trailer For Adam Sandler's 'Just Go With It' Is Yet Another Convoluted Romcom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2010 2:52 AM
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"From The Producers Of Grown Ups" should really be the only thing you need to know about this before you decide not to go see it.

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