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Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay

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Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay
After languishing in development for the past two years, Paramount is finally moving forward with its Dora the Explorer adaptation, bringing on writer Nick Stoller to write the script. This Dora the Explorer live-action movie was first put into development exactly two years ago, when the studio brought on Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to write the screenplay. There has been no movement on the project since then, but now it seems that the studio is moving forward with a new writer working on the script, and the studio eyeing a 2019 release date, with Michael Bay producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

The project will be developed under the new Paramount Players division of the studio, which is devoted to producing films based on properties that fall under the banner of Paramount's parent corporation, Viacom, which include Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Brian Robbins,
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‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make

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‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make
This weekend brings the remake of “Flatliners,” Joel Schumacher’s 1990 thriller that starred Julia Roberts. Reviews are universally terrible for this retread of good-looking med-school students who put life-after-death on repeat, but it was a nail-biter for studio Sony Pictures from the outset: They took the risk of making an honest-to-god remake.

A remake sounds like the safest bet there is; isn’t original, untested IP the thing that studios fear most? However, in this market a true remake is what passes for a gamble. They’ve become a box-office rarity.

While none of this year’s top-grossing films are originals, there are very few genuine remakes. Yes, the year’s biggest movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” is a direct remake of the 1991 classic — but it went from animated to live action. (It was not a remake of the multiple live-action films and TV shows that preceded it, which stretch
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Han Solo Movie: Clint Howard to Appear in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Han Solo Movie: Clint Howard to Appear in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
Ron Howard has cast his younger brother, Clint Howard, in an unspecified role in the upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff.

The director disclosed the casting on Twitter in response to a straightforward request from a fan: “Please tell me you have a role for Clint.” “You won’t be disappointed,” the filmmaker responded on Wednesday.

Please tell me you have a role for Clint.

— Andylove (@Andylov123) August 2, 2017

You won't be disappointed

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

Clint Howard starred in many of his brother’s early films, including his first directing gig — 1976’s “Eat My Dust!” — followed by “Night Shift,” “Cocoon,” “Splash,” “Parenthood,” “Far and Away,” and “The Paper.” He portrayed Nasa engineer Seymour Liebergot in “Apollo 13” in 1996, as Whobris in 2000’s “The Grinch,” a referee in 2005’s “Cinderella Man” and in 2008’s “Frost/Nixon.”

Clint Howard has an extensive resume with roles in all three Austin Powers movies, “Cinderella Man,
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Film Review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in ‘The House’

Film Review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in ‘The House’
At times, you watch a bad comedy and see hints of the good comedy it might have been. In the case of “The House,” a crude, slipshod, tonally uneven, once in a while chuckle-worthy farce, you have to look very hard and imagine a great many better jokes — just what the film’s co-writer and director, Andrew Jay Cohen, should have been doing.

The House” stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, who were last teamed together in “Blades of Glory” (2007), as a stuck-in-a-rut suburban couple who open an illegal casino to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. It’s one of those concept comedies built around a sketchbook frame that asks its stars to do a fair amount of improvising — a technique that turns the shooting of a movie into a glorified pitch meeting, since the whole thing is predicated on the premise of “Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler! Are you kidding me?
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Tea Leoni Signs With Wme (Exclusive)

Tea Leoni has signed with Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She was previously with UTA.

Leoni stars as the titular top U.S. foreign policy official on Madam Secretary, which CBS has renewed for a fourth season. Her previous series regular role was as star of ABC comedy The Naked Truth.

On the big screen, Leoni’s credits include Bad Boys, Deep Impact, The Family Man, Jurassic Park III, Spanglish, Fun With Dick and Jane and Ghost Town. The actress has been a Unicef ambassador since 2001 and served on the national board for its U.S. Fund since 2006.

Leoni continues...
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Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ Actor, Dies at 85

Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ Actor, Dies at 85
Dick Gautier, who is best known to baby-boomers as Hymie the Robot in “Get Smart,” died Friday in Los Angeles of pneumonia, according to his daughter, Denise. He was 85.

Born in Culver City, Calif., Gautier quickly helped Hymie make an impression in the 1960s spy spoof. Despite the fact that he only appeared in six episodes over four seasons, Gautier’s deadpan delivery helped the robot become a memorable fan favorite.

Gautier’s film and TV credits after “Get Smart” include appearances in “When Things Were Rotten,” “Love, American Style,” “Fantasy Island,” “Fun With Dick and Jane,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

Gautier was also well known in the theater community for playing Conrad Birdie in the original production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” in 1960. The production, which also starred Dick Van Dyke, earned Gautier a Tony nomination.

Younger audiences may know Gautier for his voice work. He played Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod in the ’80s “Transformers” cartoon
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Film Review: ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’

Film Review: ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’
No American actor has ever been cast in the role of James Bond. But given how often British actors are now hired to play Americans (do most audiences even know that performers from Carey Mulligan to Charlie Hunnam hail from across the pond?), the time may have come to break that tradition. Especially given that there’s an American who was put on earth to play Bond: Jon Hamm.

He’s positively Sean Connery-esque. Which is to say, Hamm is the rare actor who combines old-fashioned matinee-idol dash with an impossibly cool façade and a diamond hardness that would make him utterly convincing as a lethal existential cutthroat. (Could he do the whole British thing? Of course! He’s a fantastic actor.) Now don’t get me wrong: I worship Daniel Craig. But if he’s getting as tired of Bond as he has sometimes insinuated, why not let Hamm step right up?
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Cher Tears Into Donald Trump: ‘He’s A F**king Idiot’

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There ought to be a VIP firing range for all these celebs taking shots at Donald Trump. Related: Hillary Clinton Tries To Read Donald Trump Quotes Without Cracking Up Cher was not one to mince her words when addressing the Republic presidential candidate: “It’s like a racist ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’… He doesn’t mean we […]
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Nick Stoller Lands Comedy Series at Netflix (Exclusive)

Nick Stoller Lands Comedy Series at Netflix (Exclusive)
Netflix is nearing a deal to order an ensemble comedy series from “Sex Tape” and “Get Him to the Greek” scribe Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, Variety has learned exclusively.

The husband-and-wife team created the series and will serve as writers and exec producers on the untitled single-cam comedy, which sources say will land an eight-episode straight-to-series order. Netflix declined to comment.

The show is about a close-knit group of college friends who are all approaching forty. Two of them have been hooking up on-and-off for two decades and are now married to other people. The series is described as an exploration of what happens to the group’s marriages and friendships when one couple moves. Casting is currently underway.

The greenlight marks a continuation into TV work for Stoller, who made his first major television debut as co-creator on NBC’s sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” which enters its second season next month.
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Gateway Geek Fest Coming to St. Louis August 28-30

St. Louis-area Movie Geeks (and TV Geeks, and Comic Book Geeks, and Gaming Geeks and Music Geeks and Cosplay Geeks, and Fiction Geeks) rejoice! There’s a new Pop Culture convention coming to town!

2015 brings in one of the Newest and Largest two day event shows in St. Louis with Gateway Geek Fest. The event is sponsored by Tm (ToyMan) Productions who also host ToyMan Toys, Comics & Con. The event runs August 28-30 and will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo with some ancillary events at the Laquinta Hotel (formerly the Wingate) 13615 Riverport Rd Maryland Hts.

With over 150 tables filled with Vendors offering items such as Comics, Illustrations, Pop Culture, Steampunk merchandise, Character Clothing, TV/Movie Memorabilia (posters – autographs), Action Figures Collectibles and Much More. Gateway Geek Fest will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo

There will be Cosplayers
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Moviegoers to Get 'Dumber' Again This Weekend

Moviegoers to Get 'Dumber' Again This Weekend
Nearly 20 years later, a sequel to Dumb and Dumber finally arrives in theaters this weekend.Playing at 3,153 locations, Dumb and Dumber To could be in a close race for first place against holdovers Big Hero 6 and Interstellar.Relativity Media is also releasing Beyond the Lights at 1,789 locations, while Birdman is expanding nationwide after four strong weeks in limited release. It's also a busy weekend at the specialty box office, with Saving Christmas, Rosewater, Foxcatcher and The Homesman all debuting.Dumb and Dumber arrived at the end of 1994, which capped a year in which Jim Carrey went from unknown to A-list in remarkably quick fashion. Earlier that year, Carrey starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, which earned $72.2 million and $119.9 million, respectively. Dumb and Dumber would prove to be an even bigger hit with $127.2 million, or the equivalent of over $240 million today.For the next decade, Jim Carrey
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Bad Neighbours DVD Review

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Roberts, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo

Running Time: 96 minutes

Certificate: 15

Blu-ray Only Extras: Alternative Opening, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, An Unlikely Pair, Partying With My Neighbours, The Frat, On Set With, Feature Commentary.

New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are a couple trying to come to terms with the reality of adulthood – a baby and a house – whilst trying to maintain the impression they are still the fun-loving young couple they once were in this new gross-out comedy from Nicholas Stoller.

When a fraternity led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco move in next door, the couple soon realise that living next to a fraternity will seriously disrupt the peace, quiet and early nights that have become routine. Rowdy parties, loud music and dirty front lawns are just the beginning, and this neighbourly
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Johnny Depp To Star In Long Developing 'The Secret Life Of Houdini'

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"The Secret Life Of Houdini" has been kicking around Hollywood for years now. Gary Ross and Joe Wright kicked the tires on the project but ultimately decided not to direct, with the less illustrious name of Dean Parisot ("Red 2," "Fun With Dick And Jane," "Galaxy Quest") signing up to direct last summer. But now the film has received a kick in the pants, thanks to none other than Johnny Depp. The actor is in negotiations to star in the Lionsgate movie, which is moving fast and hoping to start lensing in November. So why is the studio and Depp so keen on this one? Well, it takes the world's most influential and famous magician and reimagines him as an Indiana Jones-type figure (sigh) who gets into various wacky adventures. So basically, it's a Johnny Depp movie, and that will provide lots of room for mugging and wild costumes. Here's the
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5 reasons why Tea Leoni looks perfect for 'Madam Secretary' in the new trailer

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5 reasons why Tea Leoni looks perfect for 'Madam Secretary' in the new trailer
When I first saw the trailer for CBS' new fall show "Madam Secretary," my first thought was, hey, Tea Leoni! I love Tea Leoni! My second thought was, man, have not been seeing much of her in recent years. Sure, she was just in "Tower Heist" in 2011, but no one saw that, and it's been a whole lotta years since "Flirting with Disaster." There have been many projects in between, but not enough of them have been ideal showcases for Leoni's talent, plus movies like "Jurassic Park III" and "Deep Impact" weren't really about the actors, and plenty of other stars dominated hits like "A League of Their Own." Here are five reasons why I'm really hoping this is the hit Leoni has long deserved.  1) She's smart by any standard Yes, she dropped out of Sarah Lawrence, but let's remember that she got into Sarah Lawrence. Watching her on screen in any role,
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Bad Neighbours Review

Director: Nicholas Stoller.

Starring: Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Roberts, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo.

Running Time: 96 minutes.

Certificate: 15.

Synopsis: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are a couple trying to come to terms with the reality of adulthood – a baby and a house – whilst trying to maintain the impression they are still the fun-loving young couple they once were in this new gross-out comedy from Nicholas Stoller.

When a fraternity led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco move in next door, the couple soon realise that living next to a fraternity will seriously disrupt the peace, quiet and early nights that have become routine. Rowdy parties, loud music and dirty front lawns are just the beginning, and this neighbourly relationship soon
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C'mon Hollywood: Let's get Jim Carrey back on track!

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We all know that Jim Carrey is a funny guy. With a resume full of projects that range from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar Liar  to his work on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, it's hard to find someone who hasn't been amused by at least one thing he's appeared in. However, as funny as Carrey can be, his filmography isn't without its clunkers, especially lately. With generic and bland bullshit like Fun With Dick And Jane and Mr. Popper's Penguins, it sucks to see him playing...
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'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Jim Carrey's Breakout Movie

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It's easy to forget that, two decades ago, Jim Carrey was just a talented TV sketch comedian who'd been trying for a decade to break into films. (Remember his roles in "Peggy Sue Got Married," "The Dead Pool," or "Earth Girls Are Easy"? Didn't think so.) But then came "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (released 20 years ago this week, on February 4, 1994), in which Carrey starred as a hyperactive sleuth tasked with finding the Miami Dolphins' kidnapped mascot, and suddenly, he was an A-list box office draw.

Critics didn't think much of the puerile Ace, whose favorite gag was talking through his butt cheeks. But audiences loved him, enough to make Carrey an overnight star after 10 years of trying, and enough to put the film on permanent rotation on basic cable for the next 20 years.

Still, as many times as you've seen "Ace Ventura," there's probably a lot you don't know about
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'Dr. Strangelove' at 50: Why Stanley Kubrick's Nuclear Satire Still Matters

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The ultimate punchline to the nuclear satire of "Dr. Strangelove"? As absurd as Stanley Kubrick's imaginative black comedy about World War III seemed when it opened 50 years ago this week (on January 29, 1964), it all turned out to be true.

Everything in the movie that the Pentagon said couldn't happen in real life -- from Air Force officers launching nuclear strikes without Presidential approval, to the Ussr being ready to respond with an automated doomsday system of its own -- actually could have happened. The safeguards really were as flimsy as Kubrick and his screenwriters imagined them to be. (Which begs the question: How safe are we now from a nuclear apocalypse?)

That's just one reason -- albeit the most chilling one -- that Kubrick's 50-year-old comedy holds up shockingly well today. But there are many other reasons that the aftershocks of "Dr. Strangelove" continue to have an impact.

The
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Name That Movie: Jim Carrey Edition

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This week we got the first picture of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber To, the latest in Carrey's long career filled with lots of laughs - and a few tears. Are you as versed on the actor's filmography as you think? Find out by matching each picture to the movie it's from. Question 1 of 5 ? Name that movie: Liar Liar Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Fun With Dick and Jane Dumb & Dumber
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Helen Mirren Is A Badass In These Red 2 Deleted Scenes

On DVD this November catch-up with everyone's favorite retired black-ops agents as they reunite to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Codename ‘Nightshade’, the veteran team of elite operatives find themselves up against a multitude of assassins, terrorists and corrupt Governments. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world – and stay alive in the process. In a mission that takes them from Costco to Paris, London and Moscow this high-octane action-comedy sequel shows no signs of slowing down! Directed by Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick And Jane), written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red), based on characters created by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Mark Vahradian (Transformers) and featuring an all-star cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary-Louise Parker.
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