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Weekend Box Office: Zack Snyder & Warners Get 'Sucker Punch' From 'Wimpy Kid'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 27, 2011 5:09 AM
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Demographics matter. You want to say, well, screw the numbers, let’s just make a movie for everyone! But considering the multiple sources of entertainment in our multimedia worlds, whatever doesn’t automatically turn us on will turn us off. Because of this, Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” turned people off. It was an action fantasia, a genre normally attractive to teenage boys, but it featured only girls, an immediate turnoff for that demographic. And it didn’t appeal to women, who noticed the marketing campaign centered around cacophonous violence and mayhem, not usually a drawing point for females. It wasn’t made for kids, but the heavily-CGI’d special effects made it look like a candy-coated kids’ entertainment to adults. Four quadrants, all disinterested.

In Theaters: 'Paul,' 'Limitless,' 'Lincoln Lawyer'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 18, 2011 3:21 AM
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While the film cool kids kick around Austin at the SXSW festival, eating queso and barbecue and drinking 'ritas and tweeting about all the rad awesome movies they're seeing, we've got to console ourselves with the offerings at the cineplex this weekend. Fortunately, it's not all crap! We even get a SXSW treat in the form of "Paul," the Two Dudes and an Alien road trip comedy. Also in theaters: Bradley Cooper in the sci-fi pharmaceutical pic "Limitless," Matthew McConaughey returning to his courtroom roots in the "Lincoln Lawyer," and Sundance fave, Tom McCarthy's "Win Win."

Bill Hader Talks Working With Pal Greg Mottola On 'Paul' & 'Ghostbusters 3' Rumors

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 17, 2011 5:02 AM
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Comedian Also Discusses Two More Potential Mottola Projects: 'Dog of the South' Adaptation & An Untitled Vigilante Doorman Film

Watch: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Recreate 'Star Wars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 6:40 AM
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'Paul' Soundtrack Gets U.S. Release; Comic Duo Reveal Early Drafts Of Film Were Quentin Tarantino-esqueYes, you're going to be seeing a lot of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in the lead up to "Paul" but frankly, better them than Adam Sandler. And when they're doing goofy, very funny riffs like their recent "remake" of "Star Wars," we're glad they're getting the attention. So yeah, like we just mentioned, the duo recently teamed on a riveting shot-by-shot homage to George Lucas' classic -- only for things to not go so well between the oil and water team. You can watch it below.

SXSW Exclusive: Greg Mottola Talks The Influence Of Steven Spielberg On 'Paul'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 4:06 AM
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Yes, the buzz is now near deafening around "Paul," but not without good reason. The film is already playing like gangbusters in the U.K., home to the film's stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and over the weekend, the film unspooled to an enthusiastic reception at SXSW. In our review, we called the film funny, touching and rewarding, noting an inspiration from the works of Steven Spielberg, and that's no mere coincidence.

Kristen Wiig Nervous, But Excited For Her Breakout Turn In 'Bridesmaids'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 16, 2011 2:44 AM
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SNL Comedienne Also Talks What Drew Her To 'Paul' And The Lack Of Difference Between American & British Comedy Actors

Simon Pegg Says 'Paul' Is 'Easy Rider' With Aliens Or 'The Daytrippers' With E.T.

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 15, 2011 5:00 AM
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How The Film Doubles As Seth Rogen Biopic & More We Learned In Our Chat With The Cast & DirectorTwo nerds, after spending the time of their life at the geek haven that is Comic-Con, soon find themselves in the epic situation of having to get an alien to his homeship. And though it's a dream come true for the protagonists, it's also a certain death sentence with multiple villains on their tail. But thankfully in "Paul," nobody's yelling at any marines nor are there abrasive video game action scenes -- this is the "better" alien movie in theaters, chock full of laughs and coated with a genuine sweetness that you wouldn't expect from a movie centered on a foul-mouthed alien voiced by Seth Rogen.

SXSW Review: 'Paul' Delivers A Funny, Touching, Rewarding Journey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 14, 2011 4:45 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the film's UK release.

SXSW Exclusive: Nick Frost & Simon Pegg Say 'Paul' Sequels Are Definitely A Possibility

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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'The World's End' Aiming To Shoot Next YearAside from being an exceptionally fun movie, Greg Mottola's "Paul" seems to be a haven for upcoming project news; we've got dozens of updates on future movies concerning the extensive talent in that film.

Kristen Wiig Says Her Dark Comedy 'Imogene' By 'American Splendor' Pair Hopes To Shoot This Summer

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 8, 2011 4:35 AM
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Comedianne Also Talks New Project 'Clown Girl'Exclusive: With scene-stealing "Paul" and "MacGruber" supporting roles already in the can, plus the leading role in the upcoming Judd Apatow/Paul Feig female-centered comedy "Bridesmaids" (which we're particularly excited for), comedian Kristen Wiig shows no signs of slowing down. Yesterday we had a chance to sit with the "Saturday Night Live" actress and talk about a few the upcoming projects which she is spearheading herself including "Imogene," and, "Clown Girl," and a rumor making the rounds that turns out to be false.

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