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 »

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 »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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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Andy Serkis Flarsky

Andy Serkis has built his career on stellar performance-capture work in memorable movies like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Planet of the Apes movies, and now he’s been cast in one of his most challenging roles yet: a human male.

Serkis, who has obviously played humans before in movies like The Prestige and Avengers: Age of Ultron, has been added to the cast of a major Hollywood comedy: a Seth Rogen-starrer for Lionsgate called Flarsky. Read on for more about who he’ll play.
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Future Man early buzz

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the world’s best video game player is recruited to fight in a battle to save the planet. That’s the plot of an increasing number of movies including The Last Starfighter, but now it’s also the plot of a new Hulu series called Future Man that hails from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. But this show isn’t just a direct copy of The Last Starfighter: it also pays homage to Back to the Future, Top Gun, and lots of other ’80s classics while doing its own thing along the way.

The first reviews have hit the web, so gather around to read the Future Man early buzz before the show officially premieres later this month.
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the boys tv show

The Boys, an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s anti-hero comic series, has moved around in Hollywood so frequently that I’m surprised I haven’t seen a moving truck driving across town with its comic covers plastered on the side. But after years of circling the city, that truck has finally found a permanent parking spot: Amazon Studios has just picked up the series for an eight episode first season.
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