Freaks of Nature red-band trailer

Several years ago we reported on a Black List script by Oren Uziel called The Kitchen Sink, a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combined vampires, zombies, and aliens. Jonah Hill was originally set to direct, and then Robbie Pickering. A promising cast (including Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt) was assembled, and then the updates slowed down and eventually the project fell off our radar completely.

But it’s back now, in finished form under a new title: Freaks of Nature. And it’s hitting theaters in just two weeks, so Sony has finally put out a first trailer. Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie DavisJosh FademEd WestwickVanessa HudgensJoan CusackKeegan-Michael Key, and Denis Leary star. Watch the Freaks of Nature red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »


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The Amazing Spider-Man 3 plot

Now that Sony has signed a deal with Marvel Studios to co-produce future Spider-Man films and introduce Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ll never see there continuation of The Amazing Spider-Man film series. And for most fans, thats a good thing. But what was The Amazing Spider-Man 3 going to be about? The answer to that question is more ridiculous than you imagine. Hit the jump to read a bit about The Amazing Spider-Man 3 plot that will never be.

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Denis Leary and FX are teaming up once more. Leary’s show Rescue Me (above), which he co-created with Peter Tolan, ran for seven seasons on FX, ending in 2011. Now the channel has ordered a ten-episode first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, in which Leary stars as Johnny Rock, a would-be rock star who nearly became a sensation in the early ’90s before torpedoing his career my making terrible choices.

The new series will premiere in 2015, but we now have the first image of Leary and co-stars John Corbett, John Ales, and Robert Kelly as a paunchy rock band with attitude and some horrible hair. Check it out below. Read More »

Galifianakis Hangover

FX has landed some major comedic star power for a bunch of new pilots. Billy Crystal has a show called The Comedian, Tracy Morgan has a show called Death Pact, Denis Leary has a show called Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and that’s not the half of it.

There are 12 new pilots in total and the two most exciting might be a new show created by and starring Zach Galifianakis, which will be co-produced and co-written by Louis C.K. It’s the first show in C.K.’s new deal. Then, Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman‘s new show How and Why has cast John Hawkes and Michael Cera in key roles. Read More »

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Up until now, odds are Robbie Pickering‘s film Kitchen Sink hasn’t been on your radar. That’s about to change. The genre mashup written by Oren Uziel (who Sony also hired to write Men in Black 4 and 22 Jump Street 2) placed on The Black List, and was almost the directorial debut of Jonah Hill before Pickering (Natural Selection) came on board to direct. The movie is about to start filming with a cast that includes Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Joan Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens and Denis Leary. Plus, three more names have just joined the cast. They are comedic everyman Ian Roberts, pop culture genius Patton Oswalt and Breaking Bad‘s Bob Odenkirk.

Oh, right, Kitchen Sink is a film about a world where vampires, humans and zombies all live together and must band together to stop an alien invasion. Read More »

In truth, the biggest problem with Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t even really its own fault. But the fact that this reboot comes just five short years after the end of Sam Raimi‘s previous Spider-Man trilogy looms over the whole endeavor, making it difficult not to compare the two.

It’s a damn shame. Because while Webb’s film isn’t as seamlessly put together as Raimi’s first two were, it has its own funny little rough-hewn charms. Had there been more space between the earlier Spider-Man movies and this new reboot, it might’ve felt lively and fresh. As it is, The Amazing Spider-Man is good, but not quite good enough to justify retelling the story again so soon.

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The viral campaign for Sony and Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man hasn’t been nearly as exciting as the one for Fox and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, but here’s a new installment from the Spidey viral that makes a few things clear.

We’ve wondered since the film was announced where classic Spidey character J. Jonah Jameson fits in, and how his newspaper the Daily Bugle, which employed Spidey alter-ego Peter Parker in most versions of his story, will evolve to find a place in the modern world. With print publications holding a far less important public role than was once the case, the Bugle seemed anachronistic.

This clip shows that the Bugle is now a television station, and while there is no version of the Jameson character, his role of vocal Spider-Man naysayer has been picked up by Denis Leary‘s character Captain Stacy. Read More »

In the decade or so since the start of Fox’s Ice Age series, the franchise has pulled in a range of high-profile stars including Jack Black, Will Arnett, Jay Leno, and Simon Pegg to compliment its central quartet of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Chris Wedge.

This time around, for Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier‘s Ice Age: Continental Drift, the core characters are joined by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nick Frost, Rebel Wilson, Aziz Ansari, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and more. It’s a very solid cast, but is the project worthy of their talents? Watch the first trailer after the jump and decide for yourself. Read More »

Sony has unveiled the official website for The Amazing Spider-Man, with several new images, character descriptions, a synopsis, and yes, the promise of more Spider-Man. It’s not surprising that the studio’s been working hard to market this film, but it is nice that most of what we’ve seen so far looks pretty good, with the website being no exception. And it’s even better to see further proof that, yes, Marc Webb‘s Amazing Spider-Man really and truly is more than just a retread of Sam Raimi’s trilogy from the ’00s. More after the jump.

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