What Franco & Rogen Will Do To Kill Kim Jong-un In ‘The Interview': Hot Trailer
For anyone that didn't get enough of half-naked Seth Rogen on yesterday's The Tonight Show, well, here's the length that his backside will go “to secure the package” on a C.I.A. assignment to off Kim Jong-un in Sony's new red band trailer for the Dec. 25 comedy The Interview (Rogen's butt? No wonder why the North Korean leader wanted the film banned). Rogen and James Franco's tabloid TV journos have had enough with their frivolous coverage of Matthew McConaughey's… Read
James Franco, Seth Rogen Celebrate Jimmy Fallon’s 40th In Their Birthday Suits: VIDEO
Jimmy Fallon announced yesterday on The Tonight Show that it was his 40th birthday, and that the staff got him a “special guest” to interview. Turned out it was Seth Rogen and James Franco jumping out of cake, with the latter giving it that extra Chippendales edge by shouting to Fallon, “You're under arrest!” The bonus? Stevie Wonder was rolled on stage performing a version of “Happy… Read
‘The Blacklist’ Season 2: Hot TV Trailer
“Things are at a tipping point,” Red says in this preview of Season 2 of NBC's The Blacklist. James Spader's anti-hero and the FBI profilers he works with are still after the elusive ex-KGB operative Berlin (Peter Stormare), and the ante is upped by the arrival in town of the mysterious Lord Baltimore. But this guy isn't after Reddington; no, he's out to grab Liz (Megan Boone). And when he does, Berlin has just the bait to lure Red. Krysten Ritter and Mary-Louise Parker… Read
Pauly Shore Documentary Acquired By Showtime
EXCLUSIVE: Showtime has picked up Pauly Shore's revealing road documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone and slated it to air December 4. The feature-length film directed by and starring Shore tracks the popular '90s actor and comedian as he embarks on a stand-up tour across the Midwest while grappling with aging, fading fame and his relationship with his mother, Comedy Store founder Mitzi Shore, who has Parkinson's. Unlike his 2003 directing debut Pauly Shore Is Dead, the new… Read
Christoph Waltz & Amy Adams In Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ – Hot Trailer
Here's the first trailer for Tim Burton's biopic about the couple whose paintings became one of the first mass-marketed art sensations in the 1950s and early '60s. Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and five-time nominee Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane, whose paintings of large-eyed children were hawked in gas stations and just about every five-and-dime store. He got all the fame, but she was the real artist of the family. Scott Alexander and Larry… Read
J.C. Chandor Pic ‘A Most Violent Year’ Gets New Year’s Eve Release: Video
A24 has slotted a December 31 release date for J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. The pic will open in NYC and Los Angeles on that date, then expand nationally. Chandor is currently completing the film starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain for A24, FilmNation and Participant Media. A Most Violent Year, co-financed by Participant and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, takes place in New York in 1981, a year in which the city had one of its highest tallies of violent crime. An… Read
Hot Trailer: Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’
Here's the new trailer for the pic starring Ansel Elgort, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler as a group of high schoolers and their parents navigating life, love, and relationships in the age of social media and online obsession. Men, Women & Children, Jason Reitman's follow-up to Labor Day had its world premiere at Toronto this month, and Paramount has set an October 1 limited release. The R-rated pic from Right of… Read
TECH Bits: Microsoft’s Mojang Deal A Bet On Community Building?
Lots of eyebrows shot upward this week on the news that Microsoft would spend $2.5 billion to buy Mojang, a little Swedish company that happens to be behind the big game franchise Minecraft. And maybe they should have.
Digi-Capital's analysis of the deal suggests Microsoft spent at least twice as much for Mojang compared with other one-hit-wonder game companies. Just take a peek at their chart showing ratios of price to sales, and price to profits, for Mojang and some… Read
Hot Trailer: Robert Downey Jr & Robert Duvall In ‘The Judge’
Here's the new trailer for the legal drama that opened the Toronto Film Festival this month. Robert Downey Jr stars in The Judge as a big-city lawyer who returns home after his mother's death to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town's judge, is suspected of murder. And he ends up defending Dad at trial. David Dobkin directed The Judge from a script by Nick Schenk & Bill Dubuque. Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax… Read
‘WIGS’ Creators Launch Indigenous Media With WPP, ITV Backing
Indigenous Media, a digital-video company led by film and TV vets Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, has launched with investments by ITV and WPP. Jon Miller, former head of AOL and News Corp.'s digital media unit, is non-executive chairman.
Producer/director/writers Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes, Justified, Righteous Kill) and Garcia (In Treatment, Carnivale, Six Feet Under) and Avnet's tech-savvy son, Jake Avnet, are the creators behind WIGS, the female-centric… Read
Barbra Streisand Tussles With Jimmy Fallon For ‘Tonight Show’ Spotlight: Video
Barbra Streisand was in for a surprise when she made her first appearance on The Tonight Show in 50 years last night. She, of course, is plugging her new album, Partners — because Tony Bennett already has dibs on Duets — in which she sings standards with well-known music stars including Michael Buble, Blake Shelton and, through the miracle of modern technology, Elvis Presley. Fallon stood in for all three, mistaking it for a comedy bit — at one point she told him not to… Read
Machinima Names Daniel Tibbets Chief Content Officer
Machinima has named former Bunim/Murray Productions executive Daniel Tibbets as Chief Content Officer, a new role in the gamer-oriented online-video network. The move is one of several in a change-filled few months at Machinima, which this year has laid off much of its sales staff, seen several executives go and come and received an $18 million round of investment led by Warner Bros.
In the new role, Tibbets will be responsible for both programming strategy and building… Read