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Adam Sandler & Kevin James Team For 'Pixels,' Berenice Bejo Prepares For 'After The Storm' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 9:05 AM
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Kevin James Adam Sandler
In rather shocking news, an Adam Sandler produced movie is also going to star Adam Sandler. And sit down for this one — he might even worked with some pals he's worked with before.

'Thor 3' Hammers Down Writers, Matthew Goode Meets For 'Batman Vs. Superman' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 9:40 AM
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Thor: The Dark World
While Marvel is starting to branch out their cinematic universe with "Guardians Of The Galaxy" this summer, and "Ant-Man" in 2015, that doesn't mean they're abandoning the staples. Earlier this week, the ball got rolling on "Captain America 3" with directors Anthony and Joe Russo tapped to return, and that's not all the news Marvel had.

Sundance Review: Zach Braff's Kickstarter-Funded 'Wish I Was Here'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 19, 2014 2:21 PM
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Wish I Was Here
In the ten years since its release, Zach Braff’s debut “Garden State” has gone from Sundance darling to sleeper hit to pop culture pariah. The film still has its fans but the opposition seems to have grown louder, as every stylistic tic and soundtrack-cue has become a subject of easy derision. Between that film’s cooling reputation and the outcry when Braff turned to Kickstarter to help with funding for his latest, the actor-turned-filmmaker has faced the kind of backlash normally reserved for actor-directors who steal their source material and apologize with skywriting. Which is a shame, because Braff seems like a good dude and, like him or not, you can’t argue that his sensibility hasn’t connected with a lot of people.

Josh Gad Heads To 'Gilligan's Island,' James Franco Is 'The Fixer' & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • December 18, 2013 11:35 AM
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James Franco
Amid all the insane speculation about the awards chances of a half-dozen movies that are probably all coming out this month, it's nice to be reminded that there is life after January. There are always films on the way and here's news on five of them, new projects all.

Review: Animated Fairy Tale 'Frozen' Is A New Disney Classic

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 27, 2013 2:51 PM
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For much of the past decade Walt Disney Animation Studios was suffering from something of an identity crisis. The studio's bread and butter—traditional, hand-drawn animation—was falling out of favor with audiences once again. The Disney Renaissance, which began with "The Little Mermaid" and continued through some of the studio's biggest hits, was flagging. The animation was still peerless, but obscene micromanagement from Michael Eisner and a defeated staff, who felt that the studio was paying more attention to Pixar than them, led to increasingly lacklustre material. Audiences preferred the more technologically advanced 3D computer animation that studios like DreamWorks Animation were churning out regularly and the question of what a Disney animated movie was, exactly, remained in the balance. Thankfully, with "Frozen," that riddle seems to have been solved.

Review: 'Thanks For Sharing' Starring Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Pink & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 7:57 PM
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Thanks For Sharing
It's safe to say that sex addiction is no longer the misunderstood step-brother to alcohol and drug addiction. Thanks to reality television, cable shows like "Californication" and last year's awards season contender "Shame," the stigma around sex addiction, of it not really being a problem or something that only affects scuzzy perverts, has long since evaported. Which makes Stuart Blumberg's directorial debut "Thanks For Sharing" all the more curious. An uneven, somewhat out-of-time dramedy, the film takes great pains to confirm that sex addiction is just like any other addiction, but isn't sure what to say beyond that.

Watch: Mark Ruffalo & Gwyneth Paltrow Enter The Honeymoon Phase In 2 Clips From 'Thanks For Sharing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 9:20 AM
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If sex is like a drug, what happens when you get addicted? How do you navigate relationships, and keep your life in order? Those are the questions that power "The Kids Are All Right" writer Stuart Blumberg's directorial debut "Thanks For Sharing," a dramedy about that chronicles the struggles of a longtime sex addict who is eager not to be defined by his disease.

Watch: New Trailer For Sex Addiction Dramedy 'Thanks For Sharing' With Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow & Josh Gad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 12:37 PM
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Sex addiction is a very real problem, but we're betting it's only at the movies where someone suffering from the disease would have Gwyneth Paltrow strutting around in lingerie in their apartment. But such is the battle Mark Ruffalo faces in the dramedy "Thanks For Sharing" from "The Kids Are All Right" writer Stuart Blumberg.

Patton Oswalt & Bob Oedenkirk Fill The ‘Kitchen Sink,’ Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Annie' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2013 10:45 AM
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Originally set to be Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, the Black List-approved “Kitchen Sink”—described as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Zombieland” with vampires and an alien invasion thrown in for good measure—has beefed its cast with some solid comedic forces. Deadline is reporting that Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts (the Literal Doctor on “Arrested Development” and “Key & Peele” showrunner) have joined the film in unnamed roles, though it’s highly likely that the roles will be teachers or school administrators, given the high school setting of the genre mash-up.

Josh Gad To Play Comedian Sam Kinision For 'Borat' Director Larry Charles In Long-Developing Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2013 6:25 PM
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So how long has "Kinison" been kicking around? We first reported on it way back in 2008 when it was set up over at HBO with "American Splendor" team Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini tapped to adapt the book "Brother Sam" by the comedian's sibling Bill Kinison, with Tom Shadyac ("Bruce Almighty," "Liar Liar") set to the direct with Dan Fogler in the lead role. All was silent until a couple of years later, when it was revealed Shadyac was still attached, and he currently is— although only as a producer. A new writer, director and star are now moving the project along.

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