The sad news of actor Richard Griffiths’ passing at the age of 65 has been unsurprisingly marked by headlines which routinely mention the Harry Potter movies. Certainly Griffiths made an impressive contribution to that franchise as he did a remarkable number of other projects, including the U.K. TV show Pie in the Sky and the acclaimed Broadway hit The History Boys, which earned him a Tony.
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Ladies, let it be known that if you ever find yourself behind the wheel in a car chase with Channing Tatum riding shotgun, there are a few ways you can take advantage of the situation.
This morning we gave you action star Rebel Wilson on an exclusive poster. Now here’s action star Rebel Wilson in a new promo. Both are gearing up for next month’s MTV Movie Awards, which the Pitch Perfect actress will host.
The latest promo for the awards show, released today, is a pseudo-sequel to a previous spot that also featured Wilson and Tatum in hot pursuit of some baddies. But Wilson seems to be preoccupied with her pursuit of a certain hot someone else. In the new promo, that pursuit continues. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
Fred Savage, the child star-turned-prolific TV director, has been tapped by Skydance Productions to helm their upcoming comedy Ladies Night, starring Charlize Theron.
Since moving on from his actor days when he played the wide-eyed grandson in The Princess Bride and Kevin on The Wonder Years, Savage has directed over 120 TV episodes for shows such as Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Boy Meets World, but the Skydance project will be his second directorial endeavor for the big screen. His first time directing a film was 2007’s Daddy Day Camp. READ FULL STORY
Funnyman Kevin Hart began a successful round of stand-up comedy tours in 2009. His latest tour was captured on camera for the documentary Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain. The teaser trailer and first poster for the film were released online Friday.
The brief preview boasts more sincerity than comedy, as Hart tells us in voiceover why making people laugh is his passion. Beyond that, it just gives us a few glimpses of the crowd in New York’s Madison Square Garden and the back of Hart as he approaches the microphone. Check out the teaser below: READ FULL STORY
See James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel as 'themselves' in apocalypse comedy 'This is the End' -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGE
The apocalypse-comedy genre meets the funny-folks-playing-parodic-versions of themselves genre in new movie This is the End, which will be released June 14. Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film finds “Seth Rogen,” “James Franco,” “Jonah Hill,” “Danny McBride,” “Craig Robinson,” and “Jay Baruchel,” waiting out an apocalyptic event at Franco’s (fictional) house. This is the End also features a host of other self-lampooning notables, including Michael Cera, Emma Watson, and Rihanna.
SXSW 2013: Check out the teaser trailer for the new comedy-thriller 'Cheap Thrills' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AND PHOTO
The SXSW-screening black comedy-thriller Cheap Thrills has an intriguing cast — including David Koechner, Ethan Embry, Amanda Fuller, and Innkeepers costars Sara Paxton and Pat Healy — and what sounds like an equally interesting dramatic hook. “It’s about two down-on-their luck guys who meet a wealthy couple and over the course of one night they start playing a game,” explains Travis Stevens, the founder of Snowfort Pictures, who produced the film with Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance.”We spent two years really working on the script so that when the real dark stuff starts happening the audience are playing along themselves and understand a bit more why the character is doing what he’s doing.”
'The Bitter Buddha': Director Steven Feinartz on his documentary about cult stand-up comedian Eddie Pepitone
Were you to ask 100 passers-by to list their favorite stand-ups it is unlikely any of them would mention the name Eddie Pepitone. But were you to ask any random group of comedians the same question it might be a different matter. The New Yorker has long been a fixture on the L.A. comedy scene and his rage-fueled rants are beloved by the likes of Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, and Patton Oswalt, all of whom appear in the new documentary about Pepitone, The Bitter Buddha.
You could hold a fair-sized film festival of killer clown movies — and if you do, it might be fun to hold it in a really small car! Anyway, the latest film designed to delight horror fans, and horrify coulrophobes, is Stitches. The movie stars the great British standup Ross Noble as a rent-a-clown who dies while working a kid’s birthday party and years later returns to wreak red-nosed havoc on the shindig’s attendees.
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