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‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Review: A Spinning and Kicking Good Time

Fans of Tropic Thunder will immediately feel a kinship towards Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a spoof of action movies and the bulky stars who lead them. The Amazon series reintroduces us to “the Muscles from Brussels,” Jean-Claude Van Damme, who we soon learn has been using his celebrity as a cover for covert operations that include taking down an international drug ring. Jean-Claude Van Johnson is one of Amazon’s 2016 pilots that was voted on to be made into a series, and its brief six-episode has the beats of the action movies it spoofs. In that …
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Justin Theroux Brings the Penis Puns to ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ as an Astronaut With ‘Bone Density’ Problems — Watch

Justin Theroux Brings the Penis Puns to ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ as an Astronaut With ‘Bone Density’ Problems — Watch
Justin Theroux is a man of many talents. A writer, director, and star of screens big and small, the man is a chameleon. Sure, you may know him for co-writing “Tropic Thunder” or starring in “The Leftovers,” but he really can do it all: comedy, drama, it doesn’t matter. Theroux makes it fly, even when he’s playing someone who “can’t get his rocket to blast off.”

In a new clip from “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” Theroux joins the best man at his wedding as an astronaut who just doesn’t “find astronaut relationship jokes that amusing… after what I’ve been going through.”

Read More:Amy Sedaris on the Biggest Challenge in Modern Comedy and Why Michael Shannon is So Darn Funny

We’ll leave it to Theroux to tell you more about Commander Colonel Gary Commander’s unique problem, but be warned, for your own safety: There are puns.
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Justin Theroux Brings the Penis Puns to ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ as an Astronaut With ‘Bone Density’ Problems — Watch

Justin Theroux Brings the Penis Puns to ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ as an Astronaut With ‘Bone Density’ Problems — Watch
Justin Theroux is a man of many talents. A writer, director, and star of screens big and small, the man is a chameleon. Sure, you may know him for co-writing “Tropic Thunder” or starring in “The Leftovers,” but he really can do it all: comedy, drama, it doesn’t matter. Theroux makes it fly, even when he’s playing someone who “can’t get his rocket to blast off.”

In a new clip from “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” Theroux joins the best man at his wedding as an astronaut who just doesn’t “find astronaut relationship jokes that amusing… after what I’ve been going through.”

Read More:Amy Sedaris on the Biggest Challenge in Modern Comedy and Why Michael Shannon is So Darn Funny

We’ll leave it to Theroux to tell you more about Commander Colonel Gary Commander’s unique problem, but be warned, for your own safety: There are puns.
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Galaxy Quest screenwriter discusses plans for Amazon’s TV series

Back in August it was reported that Amazon had revived its plans for a TV adaptation of the cult 1999 comedy Galaxy Quest, tapping writer, actor and comedian Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist) to replace the film’s writer Robert Gordon on the script. And now, speaking to SlashFilm, Scheer has revealed some info on his plans for the show, stating that it will follow both the original characters from the movie as well as a new group of characters, with their two stories merging as the season progresses.

“The thing I keep on saying about it, without giving too much away – because it’s going to be so long before people get to see it, I don’t want people to get too burnt out on me telling you what it’s about before it gets to that point – but for me, it was really important to do service to
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Paul Scheer Gives Update on ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Show

It’s been a few months since we heard that Amazon would finally be rebooting ‘Galaxy Quest‘ as a television series for a new generation. Paul Scheer (‘The League‘) was tapped to write the reimagining of the original movie, which featured a group of washed up tv actors being swept up into a real life adventure that mirrors their show. At the time of the announcement, it was unclear how the series would move forward. After all, there had been several unsuccessful attempts at bringing the cast back together for some sort of follow-up in the past. Suffice it to say, details were sparse with a series of crucial questions were left about what this show would end up being.

Recently, Scheer spoke out about writing the project, providing more details about the direction of the new show. Chatting with Slashfilm to promote ‘The Disaster Artist‘, Scheer gave a very
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Oscar Nominated Make-Up Artist Greg Nelson Discusses Mercy Christmas and More

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What do projects such as Batman Returns, The Rocketeer, Dad, Death Becomes Her, Star Trek: Voyager, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Tropic Thunder all have in common? Oscar nominated and two time Emmy winning make-up artist Greg Nelson. To say that Nelson is a veteran in the industry is an understatement, […]

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Jay Baruchel to Star in Canadian Streaming Comedy 'Letterkenny' (Exclusive)

Jay Baruchel has nabbed a starring role in the Canadian streaming comedy Letterkenny.

The This is the End star is to play a tiki torch-wielding rabble rouser from out of town, Hard Right Jay, in the CraveTV sitcom about Wayne, played by Jared Keeso, and his hick small-town friends and rivals. The casting marks a return to series television for Baruchel, after Fxx cancelled Man Seeking Woman, the Simon Rich-created series starring Baruchel, after three seasons that shot in Toronto. The star's movie roles include Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder and the How to Train Your Dragon series.

Alias Grace star Sarah Gadon is also returning...
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The ‘Galaxy Quest’ Series Writer Has Spoken About What To Expect

Not sure if this news got out there fully before, but in case you did miss it, a Galaxy Quest TV series, based on the cult, much-loved 1999 movie, is being set-up over at Amazon. This past week, the folks over at /Film spoke to the writer of the new series, Paul Scheer as he was out doing press rounds for The Disaster Artist, in which he appears. More on the exciting Galaxy Quest TV series below.

Galaxy Quest TV Series Writer Speaks Out On New Project

“For me, it was really important to do service to a Galaxy Quest story that gives you everything that you want and indoctrinates people who have never seen Galaxy Quest into what the fun of that world is. That Tropic Thunder, Galaxy Quest world.”

Related: The Disaster Artist Review: Dir. James Franco

He went on to say: “And also to continue the story of
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Five Reasons The Ben Stiller Show was Way Ahead of Its Time

The Ben Stiller Show” was a major influence on the future of sketch comedy programs. Ben Stiller is the well known actor, comedian and filmmaker who created classic comedy films including “Realty Bites”, “Zoolander”, “Tropic Thunder” and “Dodgeball”. He is also the son of the long time comedy duo, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Ben Stiller would create short comedic films for “Saturday Night Live” and MTV which led to “The Ben Stiller Show”. The program featured sketch comedies and music videos. It lasted just 13 episodes in 1989 and 1990 but was picked up by Fox in 1992. After

Five Reasons The Ben Stiller Show was Way Ahead of Its Time
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Predator review – Arnie's back, with a slice of classic 80s jungle alien mayhem

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a gung-ho special-forces commando up against a creepy extraterrestrial in John McTiernan’s rereleased thriller

‘If idd bleeds, we can kill it…” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gung-ho commando announces his crucial insight in this classic slice of 80s action mayhem – now on rerelease – about a bunch of Us special forces guys facing an extraterrestrial monster deep in the Central American jungle. The movie emerged 30 years ago from the deepest thicket of Reaganite America’s subconscious, just when the nation was anxious about Daniel Ortega’s Sandinistas in Nicaragua. The guys’ rude jokes, together with an apparently duplicitous female insurgent and the alien creature’s row of teeth may also point to a Freudian explanation.

In movie terms, it arrived via Jaws, Alien, The Terminator and Rambo, and recent comedies such as Tropic Thunder have paid affectionate homage to director John McTiernan’s unselfconsciously forthright style and his passionate
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Warrior Starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Available on 4K Ultra HD October 24th

Warrior Will be available for the First Time on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack on October 24 from Lionsgate.

Directed by Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant, Miracle) (Story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorfman), relive the epic Oscar®-nominated* fight that pins brothers against each other when Warrior arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time on October 24 from Lionsgate (*Best Actor in a Supporting Role). See Oscar®-nominee Tom Hardy (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Revenant, 2015) square off against Golden Globe®-nominee Joel Edgerton (Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Loving, 2016) as brothers Tommy and Brendan in this edge-of-your-seat action drama. Experience every hard-hitting punch in Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (Hdr) and enjoy the thrills of the ring in four times the resolution of Full HD. Also starring Nick Nolte, who
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Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’ Beating ‘American Made’ as ‘Flatliners’ Shows Little Life

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’ Beating ‘American Made’ as ‘Flatliners’ Shows Little Life
Universal’s Tom Cruise actioner “American Made” is heading for a moderate $16 million opening weekend on a $50 million budget, early estimates showed Friday.

Although “American Made” is performing slightly above expectations, which have been in the $13 million to $15 million range, the film is set to lose to holdover “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

The biopic, playing at 3,023 North American locations, stars Cruise as commercial airline pilot Barry Seal, who was recruited by the CIA after being arrested for smuggling in the 1980s to help take down the South America drug cartel.

American Made” reunites Cruise with “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman, three years after the sci-fier preformed solidly, grossing $370 million worldwide. Critical support for “American Made” has been impressive, earning the film an 86% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The second weekend of Fox’s spy comedy “Kingsman 2” should repeat as the box office winner, with about $18 million, and the fourth weekend of New Line’s horror
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Movie Review – American Made (2017)

American Made, 2017.

Directed by Doug Liman.

Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jayma Mays.

Synopsis:

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

Antiheroes require an actor that radiates charisma, so it’s no shock that Tom Cruise (reunited with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman) makes for a likable drug runner, gun smuggler, and greedy scumbag whose financial thirst cannot be quenched. It’s not even long into American Made where renowned pilot Barry Seal (the film is a loose adaptation of the man’s criminal wrongdoings) states in one of his monologues (accomplished by VHS recordings detailing everything that went on during the various stages of his illegal activities) “Who knew having too much money would ever become a problem”. It’s
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Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series

Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series
On Sept. 27, 1992, The Ben Stiller Show premiered on Fox, showcasing the titular star’s now well-known talent for emulating celebrities and crafting original characters. The sketch comedy series was abruptly canceled before its first season finished airing, but almost a year after it debuted, the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

“We had no idea,” Stiller told Et backstage at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards. Apparently, none of the show’s writers had attended the ceremony with the notion they might beat out comedy institutions such as Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. At some point leading up to the night, Stiller thought maybe he should put together a few words, just in case. “And then at the last minute, I thought, You know, I'm not gonna prepare a speech, because I'll feel like such a jerk when I don't win.”

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“American Made” puts Tom Cruise back into the world of biopics

Every decade or two, Tom Cruise seems to be compelled to take part in a biopic. Back in the late 80’s, it was his Academy Award nominated turn in Born on the Fourth of July. About 20 years later, it was Valkyrie. Now, this week sees him back playing a real person with American Made, a look at Barry Seal, a pilot who nearly ended up bringing down the Reagan Administration with his drug running. It’s still close to action hero territory at times for Cruise, but compared to many of his recent outings, this is downright a prestige picture. He’s a great movie star, endlessly compelling in action flicks, but serious films always contain his best performances. The movie is a biopic, albeit an unconventional one. Barry Seal (Cruise) is an unhappy Twa pilot who ends up recruited by the CIA during the 1980’s. Monty ‘Schafer’ (Domhnall Gleeson) sees something in Barry,
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Watch the First 10 Minutes of Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Watch the First 10 Minutes of Spider-Man: Homecoming
Sony Pictures has released the first 10 minutes of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which comes just after it beat out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the biggest superhero movie of the year at the worldwide box office ($874.4 million). While Wonder Woman's $411.7 million still has Spider-Man: Homecoming beat domestically ($331.9 million), it's still been an impressive run for the new web-slinger, with Tom Holland becoming the third actor to take over the role in the past 15 years. If you still haven't gotten around to seeing the movie yet, these first 10 minutes not only set up the journey of the villainous Adrian Toomes, but also takes fans back to the events of Captain America: Civil War, from a much different perspective.

This video debuted on Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube today, just one day before Spider-Man: Homecoming will be available on Digital HD, which opens with Adrian Toomes and his salvage crew starting to clean
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Movie Review – American Made (2017)

American Made, 2017.

Directed by Doug Liman.

Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jayma Mays.

Synopsis:

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

There’s an unshakeable feeling that Tom Cruise is actually trying in American Made, Doug Liman’s derivative if not entertaining Goodfellas-lite comic thriller. Cruise has been the movie star for the past two decades, but his on-screen persona only exists as a parallel to Cruise as the movie star. Few risks are taken, so American Made, albeit steeped in cliché, is a rather welcome detour away from the glamour and stunts of the monolithic blockbusters he finds comfort in.

It’s all too easy to forget his 1-2-3-4 punch of The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds,
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Galaxy Quest TV series writer provides a story update

Kirsten Howard Nov 15, 2017

Paul Scheer has finished his first Galaxy Quest script, and has been chatting about how he's adapting the story for television...

It looks like there might be more historical documents for strange alien races to study over at Amazon soon, as the Galaxy Quest TV series moves forward with The League's Paul Scheer on writing duties. He's taken over from Robert Gordon, who wrote the 1999 film and was originally due to develop the show, and has been chatting to Slashfilm about how he's approached developing the beloved story while staying mindful of the original direction.

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"Right now, I just handed in my first script to Amazon, so I’m in that zone. I’m excited about it. It’s a bigger
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