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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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Justin Theroux to Guest Star on Emma Stone, Jonah Hill Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

Justin Theroux has been cast in a guest starring role in Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s upcoming Netflix series “Maniac,” Variety has confirmed.

Details on the nature of Theroux’s character are unknown, but the series is a dark comedy based on a Norwegian series. It follows a man who lives a fantasy life in his dreams, but in reality, is locked up at an institution. Both Hill and Stone will play patients in the institution.

Theroux most recently starred in the HBO series “The Leftovers,” which ended its run on the premium cable network after three seasons in June. He has also appeared in the TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Parks and Recreation.” On the film side, he has appeared in films such as “American Psycho,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” and “The Girl on the Train.” Theroux has also found success as a screenwriter, having worked on the scripts for “Tropic Thunder,” “Iron Man 2
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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents

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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents
There’s a case to be made that Tom Cruise is a compelling screen presence when he looks desperate. Much evidence for this claim was gathered in his millennial run – 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Magnolia,” 2001’s “Vanilla Sky” – in which varyingly forceful writer-directors did their level best to chip away at their star’s glib toothpaste-salesman confidence and expose the very human doubts and frailties behind it. After those box-office failures, Cruise retreated to the surety of known properties and franchises; though we got glimpses of other Cruises – notably the Comic Cruise of “Tropic Thunder” – this was his fall-back position up until the disastrous “The Mummy.” It’s possible that audiences had grown tired of watching a performer playing it so consistently safe: as Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson had twigged, it’s always more revealing watching a control freak losing control.

American Made” isn’t a major breakthrough,
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Meyerowitz Stories Trailer Unites Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman

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Meyerowitz Stories Trailer Unites Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman
"And the Oscar goes to, Adam Sandler!" Are those words you ever thought you would hear in your lifetime? As crazy as it may sound, we can't absolutely rule it out. The Meyerowitz Stories earned the actor a 4-minute standing ovation at Cannes and there has been considerable buzz ever since. Now Netflix has released the first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and it actually seems like this buzz may have been warranted. Plus, we get to see Ben Stiller punch Adam Sandler in the face.

Netflix stepped in and scooped up The Meyerowitz Stories after it premiered, which has been standard practice for them on the festival circuit these days. Not to mention that they have a contract with Adam Sandler that has him produce original movies for them, but those are the usual Happy Madison offerings that most people probably wouldn't watch unless they were free on Netflix.
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Jay Baruchel interview: Chapterhouse Comics, Goon 2, Statham

Duncan Bowles Jul 17, 2017

Jay Baruchel chats to us about comics, X-Men movies, Goon 2 and Jason Statham...

Jay Baruchel is a very happy man indeed. Over the last decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to interview a lot of people for Den of Geek, but Mr Baruchel might just be the most enthusiastic one to date – almost every sentence ended with the kind of joyous laugh that would come from having, quite possibly, the best job ever, twice. Known to most as an actor with a gift for the comedic, having starred in the likes of Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up, Goon, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Art Of The Steal (to name a few personal favourites) as well as voicing accidental hero Hiccup in the fantastic How To Train Your Dragon movies, it was about his recent involvement with Canadian comic book publisher, Chapterhouse, that we had a chat with him about.
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Ben Stiller and Ex-Wife Christine Taylor Share a Fiery Onscreen Reunion in Dodgeball Charity Video

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Ben Stiller and Ex-Wife Christine Taylor Share a Fiery Onscreen Reunion in Dodgeball Charity Video
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are reuniting onscreen for the first time since their surprise split earlier this year.

The friendly exes, who announced their breakup in May after 17 years of marriage, aren’t letting the separation get in the way of a good cause. Stiller and Taylor reignited some of their fiery dialogue from 2004’s Dodgeball: An Underdog Story for a new charity reunion video sponsored by Omaze.

The short video sees Stiller back in character as megalomaniac gym manager White Goodman, while Taylor reprises her role as Kate Veatch, a lawyer who is constantly fighting off Goodman’s unwanted advances.
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The Cannonball Run relaunch finds its director and writers

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is revving its engines on The Cannonball Run, with the studio is talks with director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence) and screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum).

Described as a “relaunch” of the series rather than a remake, the new film is being produced by Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and will once again focus on the legendary illegal cross-country race. Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen was previously attached to write and direct the film, but has left for unspecified reasons.

The first Cannonball Run movie was released in 1981, and was followed by sequels in 1984 and 1989. The original film featured an all-star cast which included the likes of Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jackie Chain, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett.
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