W. Earl Brown Cast as Hugo Root in ‘Preacher’

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The cast for Preacher, the TV adaptation of Garth Ennis‘ and Steve Dillon‘s comic series developed and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, continues to grow.

Hot on the heels of confirmation that Dominic Cooper will play the title character comes this fun addition: W. Earl Brown, perhaps best known as Al Swearengen’s right-hand man Dan Dority on Deadwood and soon to be seen in True Detective season 2, has signed on to play Sheriff Hugo Root. He’s the mean-eyed father of Eugene Root, better known as Arseface. What we know about Preacher‘s Sheriff Root is below. Read More »

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Neighbors 2

Briefly: Universal Pictures has just announced that battle will be rejoined on May 13, 2016. That’s when the studio will release Neighbors 2, the sequel to the 2014 hit.

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron will all return for the sequel, with Nicholas Stoller once again directing. The script will be a collaboration between Rogen, Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Read about the Neighbors 2 plot below. Read More »

steve jobs movie flashbacks

Those two men walking down the street might look like Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, but they’re actually Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the co-founders of Apple. Director Danny Boyle is currently filming Steve Jobs, an Aaron Sorkin-penned film about the Apple entrepreneur. Production for the film is currently taking place in Northern California. Though we posted some super-blurry images of the actors in their roles a few days ago, now some super-clear pics have hit the net. Below, see new Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen/Steve Wozniak photos.

UPDATE: Universal has announced the release date for Steve Jobs. It’s October 9, 2015. Read More »

steve jobs movie flashbacks

In November 2012 we learned that Aaron SorkinsSteve Jobs biopic would be presented in three long real-time sequences written around specific Apple keynote events. Now that the movie is filming, under the direction of filmmaker Danny Boyle, we are starting to learn more about the feature film.

Last week video footage was released from the the film set outside of Steve Jobs’ old home in Los Altos, California where they are filming the garage where Jobs and Steve Wozniak began the Apple empire. This led a lot of people to wonder if Sorkin’s screenplay has changed. Will the film still be set during three Apple keynotes? And if so, how is does the Apple garage work into things? Find out about the Steve Jobs movie flashbacks, after the jump.

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Steve Jobs movie set

After years of build up and months of back and forth, Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs movie written by Aaron Sorkin is finally in production. News trucks caught the film setting up shop at Steve Jobs’ old home in Los Altos, California over the weekend. There, they dressed and shot Jobs’ garage, where he and Steve Wozniak began the Apple empire. Below, watch a video from the Steve Jobs movie set. Read More »

Preacher

Seth Rogen‘s Preacher pilot isn’t shooting for another several months, meaning it’s not airing for another year at least. But while we wait, Rogen has offered us a little clue about what to expect.

Rogen tweeted a stack of films that he says inspired Preacher, which he plans to write and possibly direct with Evan Goldberg. See the Seth Rogen Preacher inspirations after the jump.  Read More »

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The Best Movie Animal Performances of 2014

Best Animal Performances of 2014

I was watching Gone Girl for the fourth time and admiring how David Fincher (and his cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth) majestically shot Ben Affleck‘s character Nick Dunne’s cat and I began to wonder about the cat’s true role in the story. The cat is featured too prominently to be just a background prop. What did the cat mean?

As I thought about this I began to realize that there had been a lot of big screen kitties this year. The New York Times notes in their review that “cats are the new dogs,” and judging from the list of animals in this article, they might be right. But as I started to think about it more, it wasn’t just cats but dogs and some actually amazing performances by other animals in this past year of film. So the list of best animal performances of 2014 grew and grew. After the jump you will find my examination of why 2014 was the year of animal movie performances and what it all means. Read More »

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Lost in all the commotion surrounding Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s The Interview is the question of whether the movie itself is actually worth seeing, for reasons other than patriotism. Personally I’m a fan, but your mileage may vary if you’re not into that kind of thing. So to help you make up your mind, Sony has released one final The Interview red-band trailer. Watch it after the jump.  Read More »

the Interview theaters

It’s been a strange story for The Interview so far, but the film is in theaters now thanks to a last-minute plan by Sony, spurred in part by the efforts of Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and folks at the Art House Convergence.

And whether or not you’re interested in seeing the film, there’s another good angle to this release: despite being a studio film, the movie is primarily in independent theaters. These are the same businesses that might otherwise struggle as a glut of new releases hits the big chain cinemas. Many of these showings are likely to sell out (tickets might already be gone for Cinefamily in LA), so that’s a good boon for those businesses.

Below is a list of all The Interview theaters — or as close to all of them as we’ve been able to collate so far. There may be a few more, but this is a fairly comprehensive rundown. Read More »