Showtime is ready to take you back to 1987, where Wall Street saw the worst stock market crash in its history, with Black Monday. The new series looks a little like The Wolf of Wall Street Meets The Big Short: The TV Show, and that might just be enough to draw in a crowd. Watch the very vintage Black Monday trailer below (which is very NSFW), featuring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, and Regina Hall.
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Hollywood has heard the cry of the people. “We demand a Seth Rogen pickle movie!” came the shouts from the masses. “We relent!” shouted Hollywood. “We shall give you your Seth Rogen pickle movie!” And there was much rejoicing. Rogen has signed on to produce and star in a movie about a pickle maker who falls into a vat of pickles and gets brined for 100 years. I promise I’m not making this up. More on this fabulous Seth Rogen pickle movie below.
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Who says cinema is dead? As long as someone is ready to make a Liam Neeson snowplow action movie, the medium of film will live forever. Neeson is set to star in Hard Power, a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. Neeson plays a snowplow driver going up against a drug cartel. If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what else to say.
Anyway, we now know when this miracle will hit theaters.
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Longtime collaborators Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg have worn a lot of hats over the years. They’ve worked together as co-writers and co-produers on projects like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Sausage Party, and they both wrote, produced and directed the stellar apocalyptic comedy This Is The End. Lately, the two have been dabbling on television with adaptations of Preacher and The Boys, but now they’re doing something much different on the small screen.
MGM is shopping around a reboot of the physical competition series American Gladiators, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are said to be on board as executive producers. Read More »
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, check out a Superbad table read from back in 2002 when Seth Rogen and Jason Segel were going to star in the movie. Plus, Westworld executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy deliver an extensive breakdown of one of the pivotal episodes this season, and get a recap of the first two seasons of This Is Us in just 12 minutes. Read More »
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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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 »
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 »
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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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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 »