like father trailer

Netflix‘s onslaught of original content is becoming more overwhelming by the day — but there are still a few of their movies that are worth checking out. Namely, those of the romantic-comedy variety, for which Netflix is engineering a sort of revival after rom-coms disappeared from the big screen. And it looks like their next promising sorta rom-com is Like Father, a dramedy starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as an estranged father-daughter duo who try to reconnect after Bell is left at the altar. See the first Like Father trailer below.

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Nicolas Cage Green Hornet

Who are the most memorable villains in comic book movie history? Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger’s Jokers, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki are the obvious heavy hitters in that category, and arguments could be made to include at least half a dozen others. But what about Nicolas Cage rocking a Bahamian accent in Seth Rogen‘s 2011 superhero film The Green Hornet? That one never happened, but according to a new interview with Rogen, it came “really close.” Read his Nicolas Cage Green Hornet story below, and add this to the ever-growing pile of Hollywood’s casting “what-ifs.” Read More »

The Boys pilot

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were originally set to direct Amazon’s pilot for The Boys, the long-awaited adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic series. But due to scheduling conflicts, they’ve since had to step aside and make way for a new director to come in, and now we know who that will be: Dan Trachtenberg, the up-and-coming filmmaker of the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane. Read more about the new director of The Boys pilot below. Read More »

The Boys cast Karl Urban

Karl Urban is going to crack open some cold ones with The Boys. The Thor: Ragnarok actor is the latest addition to Amazon’s new series adapted from the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book. The series is set in a world where superheroes exist, and have grown corrupted by their fame. As a result, the CIA employs a secret team to monitor them. Urban will play the leader of the superhero monitoring team. Read on for more info on The Boys cast.

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The Last Starfighter sequel

Producers have been wanting to remake the 1984 sci-fi film The Last Starfighter for years, but the rights to the project have been tied up with the original film’s writer. Even Steven Spielberg couldn’t lock them down. But now Gary Whitta, the screenwriter of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has hinted that not only is more Starfighter is on the way, but he’s teamed up with the movie’s writer to write the screenplay. Learn more about The Last Starfighter sequel below. Read More »

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hilarity for charity trailer

Seth Rogen and his funny, famous friends got together for a good cause, and now Netflix is beaming it into your home. Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity combines stand-up, sketches and music with the hopes of raising awareness, inspiring change, and accelerating progress in Alzheimer’s care, research, and support. Watch the Hilarity for Charity trailer below.

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TV Bits Kenneth Lonergan

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Seth Rogen has yet another TV project in the works
  • Manchester By The Sea director Kenneth Lonergan will make more films for Amazon
  • Speaking of Amazon, they’re going to be making their first animated series for adults
  • The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj gets his own Netflix talk show
  • Transparent will probably not return this year due to Jeffery Tambor‘s firing

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Fantastic Beasts VFX Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the wizarding world of the United States was created in a visual effects breakdown of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s full roundtable discussuon with producers of the most buzzed about movies of this awards season, and see how the script for Pixar’s Inside Out compares to the final cut of the movie. Read More »

Seth Rogen as Walter Cronkite

Seth Rogen joining a David Gordon Green movie is not surprising news – they previously collaborated on the very funny stoner comedy Pineapple Express. David Gordon Green making a movie about legendary newsman Walter Cronkite and CBS News on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is not surprising news – he is a versatile filmmaker who has floated between genres with ease. What is surprising news is that this film, titled Newsflash, will see Green directing Seth Rogen as Walter Cronkite. There’s no getting around it: that’s just downright wacky casting.

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the disaster artist review

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. The Disaster Artist opens in limited release today and expands next week.)

The most surprising thing about The Disaster Artist, James Franco‘s adaptation of Greg Sestero’s book of the same name, is that it doesn’t have a mean-spirited bone in its body. Here’s a film about the making of The Room, one of the worst and most baffling movies to ever achieve cult infamy, told with sincerity, sweetness, and pure affection. Franco isn’t here to laugh at The Room – he’s here to laugh with it. The Disaster Artist has no scorn for its subject. Instead, it is fascinated by this impossible-to-believe tale and the impossible-to-believe movie it produced. No irony. No scorn. Only love.

And that makes a movie whose existence already feels impossible feel all the more unlikely and all the more wonderful.

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