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'The Room' star Greg Sestero says James Franco 'ideal guy' to adapt memoir

Can the making of a bad film make for a good one? That is the question raised by the news — reported by Deadline — that James Franco is to direct an adaptation of The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero’s memoir about his time spent starring in the so-bad-it’s-awesome cult movie The Room.

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'A Million Ways to Die in the West' red-band trailer: Is this Seth MacFarlane's 'Blazing Saddles'? -- VIDEO

Like Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West is a gleefully profane, proudly anachronistic Western spoof set in the mid to late 19th century that features an unlikely hero, a gorgeous blond love interest, at least one big campfire scene, cartoonish violence, jokes about sharpshooting, jokes about promiscuous frontier ladies, jokes about Native Americans who just might be Members of the Tribe (“Mila Kunis” is the new “Loz im geyn!”), and lots — I mean lots – of slapstick humor.

And unlike the classic 1974 comedy, A Million Ways probably won’t break any new ground — though it is pretty cool to see major talents like Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson, and, yes, MacFarlane himself united in the same goofy joke factory. (Another Brooksian touch: The Family Guy creator is the film’s director, co-writer, and star.) Though be forewarned: Given the graphic nature of a few scenes in the following restricted trailer, you might want to wait to watch until after you’ve eaten lunch. And the language is obscene enough to make Mel himself proud. Hosti gezen in dayne lebn?
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Oscars 2014: 'Nebraska' screenwriter says his nomination is like an 'Onion' headline

Screenwriter Bob Nelson is having a good day. “I got an email from Sears saying I got $5 in points,” he explains. “So that was pretty good.” Anything else happen? “Oh yeah, the Academy Award thing,” he deadpans.

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Oscars 2014: 'Nebraska' actress June Squibb talks nomination -- 'We hugged and kissed and cried'

If there is a more touching Oscar nominations day story than that of veteran thespian June Squibb — who has been given the nod in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Nebraska — we’re not sure our hearts, or our tear ducts, can take it.

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Oscars 2014: 'Nebraska' star Bruce Dern on his Best Actor nomination

The way Bruce Dern tells it, the moment he learned he had been nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Nebraska sounds remarkably like a scene from the film itself, which stars Dern as a befuddled alcoholic named Woody who mistakenly believes he has won a fortune. “I have to sleep with a mask on sometimes,” says the actor, who was previously nominated 35 years ago in the Best Supporting Actor category for the drama Coming Home. “So, the Lone Ranger mask was still on. I was stumbling down the hall to go to the latrine. And when I got there, somebody said, ‘No, don’t go in there! Come out here, come out here!’ And there was Laura (Dern, his daughter), and my wife, and my business partner Wendy and I was absolutely thrilled. And a little bit stunned to tell you the truth.”

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Check out the new, bloody poster for black comedy 'Cheap Thrills' -- EXCLUSIVE

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It’s early days, but Cheap Thrills could well turn out to be 2014′s blackest black-comedy. The directorial debut of E.L. Katz stars David Koechner (Anchorman) and Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers) as a pair of well-heeled L.A.-dwellers who goad two desperate-for-cash characters — played by Pat Healy and Ethan Embry — to commit increasingly unwise and/or illegal acts for growing sums of cash. We hesitate to say more, but the film’s new poster, which you can see exclusively above, gives some idea of the macabre mayhem which results.

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'Hung' star Jane Adams talks about her new comedy-drama, 'All the Light in the Sky'

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Is the new independent comedy-drama All the Light in the Sky about a Malibu-dwelling, 45-year-old actress called Marie and her dealings with the film industry? Or is it about why we need to accept, and engage with, change — be it personal or global? Actually, this latest film from prolific writer-director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) is technically both. However, star Jane Adams, who cowrote All the Light in the Sky with Swanberg, insists the movie is much more a philosophical rumination rather than a Tinseltown dissection.

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Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): Evan Goldberg on how much of 'This Is The End' was improvised, his favorite moments

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What happens when you lock six comedians in a house for almost the entire length of a feature film? A lot of improvisation. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg teamed up to write and direct the summer blockbuster hit This Is the End, but when Rogen, Craig Robinson, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Jay Baruchel were put in the same room, no script could hold them down. Not that it wanted to.

Below, co-writer/co-director Evan Goldberg reflects on some of his favorite improvised moments from the film, and talks about how the film’s retro ending — Backstreet Boys! — came about.

Click here for more of EW.com’s Best of 2013 coverage.

As told by: Evan Goldberg

On his favorite improvised moments: I’ll start with what I think was my best. I’ll always remember it because Jonah [Hill] always reminds me that it’s the hardest he’s ever laughed in his life. And in reality, what I’m about to say kind of gets less laughs than a lot of the other jokes in the movie. Every now and then you just leave one joke in for yourself and this was it —  it gets like a medium laugh, but it doesn’t kill. It’s when Jonah’s got Seth [Rogen] pinned down and he goes, “I’m going to titty-f–k you, Seth. What are they, big B’s or small C’s?” That line — “What are they, big B’s or small C’s?” — was mine. That really killed Jonah. We had to cut and wait a minute because he was laughing so hard. When Seth pushed his chest together, I thought that was incredibly funny.

My favorite improv of the movie might be when [James] Franco says, “It’s like Neapolitan ice cream” in reference to the father, son, and the holy ghost. That just kills me. I thought that was one of the funniest jokes I’ve ever heard.

Quite unforgettable for me was when Craig Robinson improvised — he had it pre-planned, I know, but not fully — that, “Here’s Terrence Peterson, my monkey flashlight key chain.” And they say, “What’s its name again?” “Terrence Peterson.” And then there’s a pause, and someone says something else, and he goes, “Terry Pete.” That’s just the weirdest. I don’t even know why it’s funny, but audiences love that one.

There are some Jay [Baruchel] said that are too offensive for me to repeat. That’s what I got off the top of my head. READ FULL STORY

Check out the poster and trailer for Joe Swanberg's new film 'All the Light in the Sky'

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It is tempting to say writer-director-actor Joe Swanberg has had a busy 2013 given he released his most high-profile film to date in the form of Drinking Buddies and superlatively portrayed a tool of an older brother in the sadly underseen horror film You’re Next. However, every year is a busy one for Swanberg, who has directed well over a dozen movies over the past decade and acted in many more.

“But what’s he done for us recently?” you cry. Good question. The answer is All the Light in the Sky, his latest comedy-drama which stars Jane Adams (Hung, Happiness, the forthcoming Poltergeist remake) as a Malibu-dwelling actress, Sophia Takal as her visiting niece, and director Larry Fessenden as a man who, amongst other things, does one hell of a Jack Nicholson impression.

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'A Haunted House 2' trailer: New year, new house, same Wayans -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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One year ago, a man was forced to experience life in a haunted house. Now? He’s finally moving…into another haunted house.

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the teaser trailer for A Haunted House 2, the sequel to this year’s A Haunted House. Starring Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins, and Cedric the Entertainer, the film catches back up with Malcolm (Wayans), who is trying to get a fresh start after having to exorcise demons out of his ex. However, moving into a beautiful home with his new girlfriend and her two children does nothing to stop the paranormal — or the humor.

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