Everyday Parenting Tips

Paddington franchise director Paul King has found a new family-friendly project to direct. But his new film’s heroes will have to face more than just an angry Nicole Kidman or a conniving Hugh Grant: they’ll come face to face with monsters.

King is set to direct Everyday Parenting Tips, a family comedy from Universal which has signed Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) to star and has Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) on board to produce. Get the details below.
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stage 13 movie

Writer/director Edgar Wright is lined up to direct his first ghost story.

Wright, the beloved filmmaker behind movies like Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver, has signed on to develop, executive produce, and direct a film called Stage 13, an adaptation of one of novelist/screenwriter Simon Rich‘s recent short stories. But despite the presence of a ghost, this movie won’t be a traditional horror film.
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Any Person Living or Dead

If you had the ability to travel through time and unite some of the most famous minds in history to solve the world’s problems, what do you think might happen when they met?

Kumail Nanjiani is about to find out. He’s scored the lead role in a new movie called Any Person, Living or Dead with that premise. He’ll play a reclusive scientist who invents his own time machine – but his big “meeting of the minds” doesn’t go according to plan.
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Watch Miracle Workers

If you want to watch original programming from TBS, you usually need a subscription to a cable provider or an online TV streaming service. But the cable channel has made the first episode of their latest comedy series easily available for everyone to watch.

Miracle Workers is a new series from Man Seeking Woman creator Simon Rich focusing on a lowly angel named Craig (Daniel Radcliffe) who must stop God (Steve Buscemi) from destroying Earth. That might sound like the premise for some kind of fantastical blockbuster, but it’s actually a quirky, dry comedy. You can see for yourself by watching the first episode on YouTube right now. Read More »

seth rogen pickle movie

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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Willy Wonka remake

Great, another Willy Wonka reimagining! If the Gene Wilder classic and the goofball Tim Burton take on the Roald Dahl children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory weren’t enough for you, you’re in luck. A new Willy Wonka movie is in the works, with Paddington director Paul King set to helm.

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new willy-wonka movie

A decade after the disappointing and sometimes nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros. is planning another movie with Willy Wonka. The studio is joining forces with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman for a film that’ll center entirely around Wonka. The movie isn’t an origin story, but it will focus on Wonka’s early adventures.

Below, learn more about the new Willy Wonka movie.

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Jason Reitman Options Elliot Allagash

Jason Reitman

Four-time Academy award nominated writer/director/producer Jason Reitman and his Right of Way Films production banner have optioned movie rights to Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich‘s novel Elliot Allagash. Rich will adapt his book for the screen, and while Reitman intends to produce the adaptation, THR is unsure if he will direct it or not.

The book is a return to teenage years, telling the story of a high school loser named Seymour who gets a life-changing makeover after meeting a fabulously wealthy transfer student named Elliot. Seymour is taught how to gain popularity and power, under one condition… he must agree to do whatever Elliot tells him to do.

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We are in a golden age of comedy and Judd Apatow deserves a wealth of plaudits for his part in it. Not only are the films he has directed himself definitely at the peak, he’s also behind – to some extent – much of the second and third tiers too. I might not agree with every director (Seth Gordon Green) or star (Rob Schneider) to be given bunk on one of these films, but the overall effect is very agreeable. This overall effect, not to put too fine a point on it, is more genuinely funny, smart and worthwhile American comedies in the cinemas than for a very, very long time.

I fancifully imagine the “Judd Apatow, Comedy Godfather” scenario as something like Billy Wilder being given the money and responsibility by a studio to go out and hire the people he thinks funny, kick start their projects and encourage and consult where necessary. In my imagination they then all stand around like the end credits of a Police Squad while we rush out and see their movies.

But it may be more than comedy that Apatow is tending in Hollywood’s garden.  Bill Hader has revealed that Apatow encouraged him to write, along with his Saturday Night Live writing room colleague Simon Rich, the screenplay for a slasher film.

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