Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg makes his film debut this summer with the comedy Hot Rod. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, the film stars Samberg as a wannabe stuntman who’s trying to make a name for himself. Hot Rod also stars Isla Fisher, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, with Sissy Spacek and Ian McShane.
I first met writer/director Doug Karr almost two years ago when he started filming Anniversary Present. From the first few minutes that I talked to him I realized that he’s not the kind of guy, or filmmaker, who will ever sit still. Once an opportunity presents itself he’ll be off to work on his next idea. He had already made a name for himself with two previous films, The Straitjacket Lottery and the documentary Lifecycles: AIDS in Malawi, but it was clear from everything he said that Anniversary Present was also part of his goal to take the next step toward longer films and bigger productions.
The MTV Movie Awards are an easy sell in terms of entertainment for a Sunday night. Pack the biggest names in music, movies, and television in one room with a throng of fans, apply a funny host, and let them soak together in a silly mess for the next 2 hours. No matter who is up for an award you’re bound to get a few great moments, and last night was no exception as host Sarah Silverman mocked now-jailbird Paris Hilton, and Will Ferrell & Sacha Baron Cohen shared the best on stage kiss.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix debuts in theatres on July 13, and The GATE has a few early images to give fans a preview of what they can expect.
In a long-awaited, but still controversial move by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), smoking in movies has possibly become an ‘R’ rated activity. Many groups have been calling on just such an action for years now, but there is a catch to the way that the rating will be applied.
A stylish crowd gathered at Toronto’s Gladstone hotel recently to soak up the nouveau tavern dÃ©cor and welcome the line up for this year’s version of the Inside Out Film Festival.
Expected to attract 30,000+ filmgoers to 276 films that examine the GLBT experience from just about every angle possible, Executive Director Scott Ferguson called the range of offerings from all over the globe “an eclectic mix of the avant garde to the accessible”.
MTV has announced the nominees for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, and leading the pack is the comic book adaptation 300, which got a total of five nominations, followed by the Johnny Depp driven action adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
We’ve seen him work magic in The Illusionist, plan elaborate cons in The Score, and take on the insanity of Tyler Durden in Fight Club, and now we’re about to see him go green. In casting news today Variety reported that Edward Norton has been tapped to play Bruce Banner, also known as the Hulk, in the upcoming sequel The Incredible Hulk.
Olivia Mojica: welcome to your newfound celebrity status. In case you don’t know her name, Mojica was a little-known contestant from season 2 of American Idol, only making it into the top twenty-four semi-finalists, but a new sex tape that’s about to be released from adult video company Vivid Entertainment could change all that. Olivia, who was dubbed one of the “best of the rest” on the show, apparently filmed an explicit sex tape with her boyfriend when she was just eighteen, and now it’s going public under the title Hardcore Idol.
Get out your shoe phones – Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have started production on the comedy Get Smart, the big screen adaptation of the classic TV series of the same name. Yes, it could be one of the most important films ever made. Not buying it? Would you be the believe the most important film being made this month? Still no? How about the most important comedy announcement we heard about this week?