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The Last Word on ‘War Dogs’

War Dogs‘ is that rare based on a true story movie that seems to be desperately trying to be like other based on a true story movies, in this case; it’s apparent goal is to be a combination of a comedic version of ‘Lord of War‘ mixed with the energy and style of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ and ‘The Big Short‘, only without the comedic aspects of,-, well, actually all three of those movies are pretty funny when you think about it. And I especially couldn’t help comparing the film to ‘Lord of War‘ and that’s where the film falters. It’s still interesting and well-made enough to be entertaining and good, but I think they were going for comedy, and honestly, above everything else, I didn’t laugh that much.

Although to be honest, Todd Phillips has honestly, never particularly made me laugh, and
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Amityville: The Awakening Coming to Google Play & Select Theaters This October, Watch a New Clip

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If you've been waiting to take another visit to 112 Ocean Avenue, your patience is about to be rewarded. Following several release date changes, Amityville: The Awakening will be released by Dimension Films this October, and we've been provided with a new clip from the film that features Bella Thorne investigating her new home's creepy confines.

From October 12th–November 8th, you can watch Amityville: The Awakening for free on Google Play, and the latest entry in the long-running franchise will also be released in select theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween.

We have additional details on the movie below, as well as the new clip (which debuted on EW), previously released trailer, and a set of photos. Will you be paying 112 Ocean Avenue a visit this October?

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2017) – Forty years later, something is stirring again as a new family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville: The Awakening,
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Is Martin Scorsese involved in a movie about The Joker?

Consider this a fairly odd news story. In fact, it might be the oddest in some time. Yesterday, word spread throughout the web that a film about DC super villain The Joker was brewing over at Warner Brothers. Yes, the clown prince of crime is getting his own spinoff. Now, that could sound pretty cool on its own, but this is coming off of Jared Leto showing up to mostly indifference in the underwhelming Suicide Squad, all while DC and the WB figure out what to do with their superhero universe. Wait until you hear the details though, as they just might blow your mind. Apparently, the powers that be have Martin Scorsese on board to produce this Joker tale, while Todd Phillips is co-writing a script with Scott Silver and eyeing the director’s chair. Your mind is blown, I’m sure. Scorsese involved with a comic book property?
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How 'The Hangover' Director Took on the Military Industrial Complex

How 'The Hangover' Director Took on the Military Industrial Complex
"My whole life, even now, I'm attracted to mayhem," Todd Phillips is saying, feet resting on a spotless coffee table inside his spotless office on the Warner Bros. film-studio lot in Burbank, him having turned this lifelong attraction into so much money you can't believe it.

Take the three Hangover movies, from 2009 to 2013, all of which Phillips directed and two of which he co-wrote. Altogether, they've raked in $1.4 billion, with lunacy galore, chain-smoking monkeys, unexpected face tattoos, roofie-puffed marshmallows and so forth, ad nauseam. Crazy stuff, none of which would
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'Search Party' Red Band Trailer: T.J. Miller Goes Wild in Mexico

'Search Party' Red Band Trailer: T.J. Miller Goes Wild in Mexico
In just a few short weeks, HBO's critically-acclaimed comedy series Silicon Valley will return for Season 3, but fans will also get to see two of the show's leading men on the big screen this summer. Focus Features has debuted a new red band trailer for the outrageous comedy Search Party, arriving in theaters, Digital HD and VOD on May 13. Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller reunite for this comedy, starring alongside Adam Pally, which shows that you should think twice before visiting Mexico.

Wedding bells threaten to break up three best friends' long-running bromance, but they aren't going down without a fight in Search Party, the directing debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II, Old School). Convinced that his buddy Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) is making the mistake of a lifetime by marrying Tracy (Shannon Woodward), Jason (T.J. Miller) puts a dramatic end to their wedding. When
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School For Scoundrels 1960 DVD Review

Director: Robert Hamer

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott

Cert: U

Running Time: 97 mins

Extras: Interviews with Peter Bradshaw & Chris Potter, Graham McCann on Terry-Thomas, Stills Gallery, Trailer

The idea of treating life like a competition and getting one over on potential opponents is commonplace in today’s society. On TV The Apprentice regularly showcases selfishness and avarice in a frenzied clamber to the top. The new Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition is criticized from all quarters for encouraging respectful discourse in politics.

Back in 1960 this attitude wasn’t prevalent, which probably contributed to the success of British comedy classic School For Scoundrels. Reissued on DVD and Blu-ray with a spanking digital restoration, this story of bad behaviour packaged as a knowing wink to the male ego has returned to entertain a new generation. Will they be impressed by the black and white antics of the notorious institution of the title,
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Flippin' Weird! 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cast Unveils Creepy Bronze Statue

Flippin' Weird! 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cast Unveils Creepy Bronze Statue
Gosh! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Napoleon Dynamite (and promote the film's new "10 Sweet Years" Blu-Ray), Fox Searchlight reunited the cast for a special screening of their absurdist sleeper comedy on Monday, June 9th. Jon Heder, who played the socially awkward title character, was in attendance – along with a hideous bronze statue of the iconic nerd, decked out in moonboots and his classic "Vote For Pedro" T-shirt. Fox Searchlight shared pictures of the terrifying statue on their Facebook, and the results are nearly as memorable as Napoleon's liger drawing.
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Wanna Meet Ron Perlman and John Barrowman at Fan Days? Buy Tickets Online Now!

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Coming up in the first weekend of October, the 4th -6th, is the return of Fan Days, presented by Dallas Comic Con! The guest line-up covers the whole gamut of popular sci-fi/fantasy genre, featuring Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, Torchwood and Arrow’s John Barrowman, Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun, Defiance’s Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas, Star WarsAnthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Tom Kane, Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff and Jamie Bamber, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito and Charles Baker, Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum, Green ranger Jason David Frank, comic legend Neal Adams, legendary artist Simon Bisley, horror artist icon Bernie Wrightson, 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles, FaceOff artist Rj Haddy, and so many more!

Make sure you can get in to see your fave stars, artists, and creators and buy your tickets online by Monday, September 30, 2013 to guarantee pre-registration for your admission tickets.
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Billy Bob Thornton to Star in 'Fargo' TV Series

FX is taking Billy Bob Thornton to the wood chipper.

The actor is set to star in the television adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen's acclaimed film "Fargo." The 1996 crime drama received seven Oscar nominations, with wins for the Coen brothers' screenplay and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

The Coen brothers will produce the limited-run FX series, and all 10 episodes have already been written by Noah Hawley.

Thornton will play Lorne Malvo, "the rootless, manipulative man who meets a small-town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction." The TV version will feature a new crime and new characters, though Lorne is loosely modeled on Steve Buscemi's character in the movie.

The show will start filming sometime this fall for a potential spring 2013 premiere.

Thornton has been somewhat quiet in recent years, acting steadily in smaller movies like "School for Scoundrels" and "Eagle Eye." He also
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Review: While Darker, ‘The Hangover Part III’ Ends Series In Forgettable, Unremarkable Fashion

Director/writer Todd Phillips' filmmaking career has been fairly inconsistent so far, but the peaks and positive results have always been hilariously effective. "Road Trip" was unexpectedly funny and "Old School," a comedy touchstone of sorts, practically invented the fratty, bromantic, arrested development comedy of man-children that’s become its own cottage industry genre (Example: while "Wedding Crashers" was not written by Phillips, that comedy classic owes much of its form to his college-set comedy). Then came the uneven "Starsky & Hutch" and the compromised "School For Scoundrels," which dulled Phillips' dirty politically-incorrect comedy edge. People forget that the R-Rated comedy was struggling until the mid-aughts, when Judd Apatow and his comedy mill rolled into town, but Phillips took it all to another level with "The Hangover" in 2009, at least in terms of success when it became the highest grossing R-Rated comedy ever in the United States (though it’s since.
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The Hangover III Red-Band Trailer Hits The Web

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The Hangover III Red-Band Trailer Hits The Web
Watch a kick-ass new red-band trailer for the upcoming film “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: This time, there’s [ Read More ]

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New Hangover Part III Posters Featuring Mr. Chow and The Kid

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New Hangover Part III Posters Featuring Mr. Chow and The Kid
Check out two new character posters for the upcoming comedy “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: This time, there’s [ Read More ]

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Another Hangover Part 3 Character Poster Drops

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Another Hangover Part 3 Character Poster Drops
Check out the latest character poster for the upcoming film “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: This time, there’s [ Read More ]

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Mr. Chow Dies In New Poster for Hangover Part 3?

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Mr. Chow Dies In New Poster for Hangover Part 3?
Here’s another brand new movie poster for the upcoming comedy “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: This time, there’s [ Read More ]

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Two New Posters for The Hangover 3 Drop

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Two New Posters for The Hangover 3 Drop
The studio just released two new hilarious movie posters from the upcoming comedy “The Hangover Part III” by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Part II, Due Date, School for Scoundrels, Road Trip) and starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Hit and Run, The Words), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, This is 40, Identity Thief), Jamie Chung (7500, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Premium Rush), Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign, The Muppets, Puss in Boots), John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Heather Graham (About Cherry, 5 Days of War), Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain, Community, Burning Love, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Film Synopsis: [ Read More ]

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Jon Heder Can Still Do The Napoleon Dynamite Dance

Napoleon Dynamite was a small film that took pop culture by storm in 2005. The film's stupid yet hilarious humor struck a cord with teenagers. The film led to Jon Heder landing roles in films like Just Like Heaven, Monster House, School for Scoundrels, and Blades of Glory. Heder recently reprised his title role in the animated series adapation of Napoleon Dynamite (created by Jared Hess, the film's director). He was joined by the entire cast of the original film. It ran for a few months on Fox before it was canceled due to low ratings.

The most memorable scene in the film is when Napoleon breaks into a skilled dance routine (to the tune of "Canned Heat") to help his friend Pedro. Still, all these years later, Heder was trained so well that he can actually replicate the dance even today. Attending a public screening of Napoleon Dynamite, Heder was
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The Green Mile's Michael Clarke Duncan dies after heart attack

Character actor who was Oscar-nominated for his 1999 breakthrough film fails to recover after heart attack

Michael Clarke Duncan, the prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in The Green Mile, has died aged 54.

Duncan died on Monday at the Cedars-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, according to his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault.

The muscular, 6ft 4in Duncan – a former bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s – "suffered a myocardial infarction on 13 July and never fully recovered", said a statement issued by a spokesman.

"Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."

Earlier this year Duncan had appeared in a video for Peta, the animal rights organisation, in which he spoke
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‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Director in Talks to Direct ‘Bad Santa 2′

Bad Santa - directed by Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World) - followed the misadventures of Willie (Billy Bob Thornton), a drunken mall Santa who sets out to rob shopping centers around Christmastime. It was both critically and financially successful and started Thornton down a path of portraying foulmouthed authority figures (Bad News Bears, School for Scoundrels).

While we’ve known for severals years that a Bad Santa 2 was in the works, word comes today that Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is in early talks to direct the film.

Pink is no stranger to raunchy and offbeat comedies, having directed – in addition to Time Machine - Accepted and episodes of New Girl and Happy Endings. However, his potential involvement in the Bad ...

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Ken Jeong Gets Expanded Role In 'The Hangover Part 3,' But Will It Make For A Better Finale?

After the post-"Old School" stumbles ("School For Scoundrels" being the most egregious), it was nice to see Todd Phillips land back on his feet in a big way with "The Hangover" and to a lesser degree, the caustic but still enjoyable "Due Date." "The Hangover" of course was more than just a comeback success, the film went supernova and became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and turned Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper into big stars that now lead their own movies and TV shows. Phillips himself signed a mint-like deal with Warner Bros. and everyone made out pretty damn well from the Vegas misadventure that took everyone by surprise. But the goodwill earned by the film was almost immediately tarnished by the release of "The Hangover Part II," a lazy retread of the original film which seemingly xeroxed the same narrative, beat for beat, in an uninspired fashion,
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Hal E Chester obituary

Shrewd film producer behind School for Scoundrels and Night of the Demon

Hal E Chester, who has died aged 91, was a juvenile actor, then a producer of low-budget movies in Hollywood, before he moved in 1955 to Britain, where he set up his own production company to take advantage of the lower costs of filming. Over the next 15 years he turned out a wide range of pictures, which often featured American stars such as Mickey Rooney, Dana Andrews, Yul Brynner and Paul Newman. For a period he specialised in British comedies. The first and best of these was School for Scoundrels (1960), loosely based on the popular Gamesmanship books of Stephen Potter. The impressive cast included Alastair Sim, Terry-Thomas and Dennis Price, with Ian Carmichael as the intrepid hero trying to impress Janette Scott.

Small, dynamic and fast-talking, Chester was perhaps a typical example of the shrewd and ambitious Hollywood producer. He
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