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Nicholas Stoller Talks Third Muppet Movie, A Return To The Aldous Snow Universe & Seth Rogen/Kevin Hart Buddy Comedy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 12, 2014 12:11 PM
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After this weekend's shockingly huge haul for "Neighbors," his Seth Rogen/Zac Efron frat comedy, director Nicholas Stoller can probably do anything that he wants to next. So when we sat down with the director in New York recently, we couldn't help but pick his brain as to what projects would follow this very funny film—including his upcoming comedy with Rogen and Kevin Hart, the possibility of a third Muppets movie for Disney, and another film in the same universe as "Get Him to the Greek" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (Stoller also reveals how "Neighbors" is connected to these movies).

Box-Office: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Breaks April Records With A Whopping $96.2 Million Opening Weekend

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 6, 2014 12:12 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Marvel’s hegemony continues, but it’s too be expected, right? If the mediocre “Thor: The Dark World” could open to $85 million domestically, surely the better-reviewed and mostly critically-loved “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” could best that by a significant margin, right? Well, in almost 4,000 theaters, it was only roughly $10 million (12%) more, but the ‘Captain America’ sequel broke April box-office records this weekend and grossed a whopping $10.2 million during late Thursday screenings and $30-something million on opening day. The cumulative effect rang up $96.2 million, a little shy of the breaking $100 million estimates, but still Marvel’s fourth-highest opening ever after “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3” and “Iron Man 2,” which does seem a little low compared to ‘IM2,’ but it is April, and Chris Evans is not quite Robert Downey Jr. Still, as being criticized for the most boring of ‘Avengers’ characters, the Captain is sitting pretty this weekend.

Box-Office: It's No 'Hunger Games,' But ‘Divergent’ Kicks Off Its Sci-Fi YA Franchise With A Healthy Number 1 Slot

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 23, 2014 12:02 PM
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Divergent
To paraphrase a salient tweet from L.A. Times writer Ben Fritz, It’s no “Hunger Games” or “Twilight,” but with a solid $56.7 million opening, the sci-fi YA adaptation “Divergent” won’t be a “Vampire Academy” or “Mortal Instruments”-type flop either. And yes, they tend to come in those black and white terms so far: either a massive success or a bomb (though ‘Mortal Instruments’ seems like it may limp towards a sequel). But that’s all very relative.

Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted' With Kermit, Miss Piggy, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais & More

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 17, 2014 10:05 AM
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With the exception of Walter, a perfectly serviceable character who joined an ensemble already way too rich with personalities to add another, 2011’s “The Muppets” was sort of a perfect reintroduction to Jim Henson’s most famous creations: playing directly to the notion that Kermit and the gang were outdated, Jason Segel’s pet project highlighted their timeless appeal with a story as wholesome and yet subversive as the show and movies that inspired it.

'Skyfall,' 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' & More Spoofed In 'Muppets Most Wanted' Posters Plus 2 Clips & TV Spot

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 7, 2014 9:24 AM
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Muppets Most Wanted
They may be Jason Segel-less this time around but with celebrities like Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston and more, populating the human-side of the cast, the “Muppets Most Wanted” should surely do fine for Disney’s bottom line. Just to be safe, the mouse house has unleashed a few parody posters and some videos designed to push you off the fence and into the theater.

13 Films To See In March

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 3, 2014 4:46 PM
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12 Films To See In March
The dolorous effects of winter are slowly, ever so slowly, making way for the bright world of spring. Until then, and especially if you’re in one of the regions still covered in snow, you’re probably spending quite a bit of time at the local multiplex. Since February was so short we’re adding an additional two movies to tide you over this month, so hopefully you’ll have a backlog of entertainment for when you can come out of hibernation.

Watch: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Debuts "We’re Doing A Sequel" Music Video Plus Kermit's Charming Lipton Tea Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 1:01 PM
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Muppets Most Wanted
Any Muppets movie means lots of felt, hijinks, puns and of course, songs. And with the sequel "Muppets Most Wanted" on the way, Disney is hoping to charm you into theaters with the self-referential "We're Doing A Sequel" musical number and you know what? It might just work.

Watch: The World's Most Dangerous Criminal Arrives In New Trailer For 'Muppets Most Wanted'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 7:48 PM
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Muppets Again
2011's "The Muppets" arrived on a wave of nostalgia and some very savvy marketing, that converged into a final product that was a big ball of fun (remember those parody trailers?). This time around, that wistful feeling has faded, the marketing has been more traditional and Disney sort of just expects you to show up.

Watch: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Unveil Super Bowl Spot & Join Terry Crews In Game Day Ad For Toyota

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 6:02 PM
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With parents across the land huddled in front of the TV today, kids are going to be sitting around wondering when the game is over so they can get back to watching Nickelodeon, or playing X-Box, or whatever it is kids these days do in front of the television. But if they happen to be wandering by and glance at the TV, they'll be glad to see this.

The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 6, 2014 1:14 PM
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100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014 (part 2)
Last week we brought you numbers 100-51 of our 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014. And while we still have several other look-ahead-to-2014 pieces in the works for the coming days, like a Sundance preview, 2014 Films We've Already Seen, and the ever-controversial Will These Films Suck? rundown of potential lowlights, today we get on to the section that really matters--the top 50 2014 films we're looking forward to most. It's a mouthwatering selection that convinces us once again that we collectively have the greatest job in the world, and has us antsy for the January doldrums to get gone, so let's dive straight in, shall we?

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