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Friday, November 8, 2013

TERMINATOR Reboot Casting News

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Alan Taylor is prepping to begin testing actors and actresses for the sci-fi feature project, which is being made by Paramount, Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions.

The testing will begin next next week, with Taylor seeing Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) as well as another actress vying for the role of young Sarah Connor. Margot Robbie’s name has also surfaced in connection with the role.

Connor was played by Linda Hamilton in the classic movies directed by James Cameron. The character is the future mother of John Connor, who grows up to be the leader of the human resistance in the war between humanity and cyborgs.

Names of those in contention began surfacing earlier this week.

Taylor will also be searching for his young Kyle Reese, the man who will father John. Those actor tests will occur at a later date but insiders say Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) is on the short list although sources say reports of Boyd Holbrook are off the mark.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as a Terminator robot in a time-spanning story that sees him tasked to protect Sarah Connor as she grows up.

But John Connor is also back and sources say Taylor's wish list starts with Tom Hardy (Christopher Nolan's memorable Bane in The Dark Knight Rises), although at this stage not even a meeting has taken place.

The latest Terminator will be the fifth installment of the storied movie series, which began in 1984 as an indie distributed by Orion. Schwarzenegger starred in all but the last one, 2009’s Terminator Salvation.

Annapurna acquired the rights to the franchise in May 2011, then teamed up with Skydance and Paramount in June, with plans to make a trilogy. The movie has a July 1, 2015 release date.

Taylor cut his teeth directing big-budget HBO shows such as Thrones and The Sopranos before making his feature debut with Thor: The Dark World, which is generating solid reviews and is expected to take no prisoners at this weekend’s box office.

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Magneto's New Look

20th Century Fox has released a new X-Men: Days Of Future Past pic showing Michael Fassbender's Magneto, circa 1970, in a suit that's evolving as fast as his mean streak.

Days Of Future Past finds Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and the current X-team confronting a dark alternate future where mutants are an endangered species, tracked down, imprisoned or killed thanks to Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage)’s Sentinel program and an overwhelming level of distrust aimed at them from regular humans.

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They boldly plan to send Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to the First Class era (or a few years after we last met those versions of the characters) to convince the younger Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the rest to work together to stop the threat at its source.

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Netflix & Marvel Team Up For Four Marvel Miniseries

Exciting news for Netflix subscribers (*other streaming sites are available) with the announcement of a huge production partnership deal with Marvel. The studio’s TV arm and the TV Network are developing four 13-part superhero series, kicking off in 2015. Those will lead into what they’re calling “a miniseries programming event”, a version of Marvel’s The Defenders that “reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters”.

The first Marvel cab off the Netflix rank will be a 13-part Daredevil series, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. For Marvel fans, this means years of viewing ahead and a vow by Netflix that readers will be taken “deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York”. So who are these people? Well, allow us to explain a little.

Daredevil is, of course, the superhero blinded in an accident as a child, who was left withe super-sensitive hearing that allows him to be hyper-aware of his surroundings. Crusading lawyer Matt Murdock by day, he roams the rooftops as a vigilante by night and doesn't look anything like Ben Affleck.

Iron Fist, or Daniel Rand, was trained in the mystical city of K'un L'un (stick with us) in the martial arts, and earned the title Iron Fist by killing a dragon and plunging his fists into its molten heart, giving him all sorts of super-strength, agility and more. He returned to New York and began a career as a superhero, because hey! It's clearly the place to be.

Luke Cage was sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit as a young man, and agreed to undergo an experimental procedure in return for parole - leaving him with near-impervious skin and super-strength. He's a sort of hero-for-hire / private investigator, and has sometimes teamed up with Iron Fist in the past.

Jessica Jones, meanwhile, was a fellow Midtown high schooler of Peter Parker’s, irradiated in a car crash with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals. She wakes from a coma with super strength and the ability to fly (although she never properly masters it), renames herself Jewel and sets herself on a superhero path that leads to substantial suffering.

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialised epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”

Added Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos: “Marvel’s movies, such as Iron Man and The Avengers, are huge favourites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels. We’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

Netflix sees the deal as a natural extension to last year’s deal that gave them exclusive US subscription TV rights to all Marvel and Walt Disney properties. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., on ABC, has so far garnered a mixed response, but with Netflix's track record in producing original TV series – Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards, amongst them – Marvel fanboys should be reassured that The Defenders are in the right hands.

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Kate Bosworth Joins Somnia

Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane have signed on to star in the horror pic Somnia, the next film from Oculus director Mike Flanagan.

Co-written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard, Somnia -- set to start shooting next weekend -- is about an orphaned child (Jacob Tremblay) whose dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps. Bosworth and Jane will play the child's parents.

Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing the movie, with Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson producing. Mali Elfman and D. Scott Lumpkin are executive producers.

"Somnia is a natural follow-up to Oculus for Mike. We are thrilled that Kate and Thomas have joined us for Somnia, and look forward to Sierra presenting both titles at the AFM,” said Macy.

Englebardt added, "Mike Flanagan blew us away with Oculus and we’re thrilled to be working with him and Trevor on Somnia."

Oculus, premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September, was quickly acquired in the U.S. by Relativity Media. The film revolves around a horrifying family incident that left two young children orphans a decade earlier. Authorities charged the brother with murder, but the sister believes the true culprit is a haunted antique mirror, and is determined to prove her theory even though the brother has been rehabilitated and is ready to move on.

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Ride Along Trailer Starring Kevin Hart & Ice Cube

What happens when you cast Kevin Hart as a loud-mouthed school security guard together with hard-nosed cop Ice Cube? Well, the new action comedy Ride Along hopes it equals laughs.

Hart is Ben, a man more used to dealing with schoolyard squabbles than major crime. He also happens to be head over heels in love with Angela (Tika Sumpter), and intends to marry her, but there’s just one small problem: her big brother James (Cube).

Singularly unimpressed with the “Smurf” his sister has chosen to spend his life with, James decides that the only way Ben can prove himself worthy, now that he's joined the police academy, is to come on a ride-along. After the necessary preparation montage, the pair hits the streets.

Our worries that this one seems overly generic aren’t dispelled by the new promo: even with Hart’s live-wire delivery and Cube’s typically tough-guy stuff, we still feel like we’ve seen every joke before. The whole film will, like Ben, have to prove itself when it hits screens.

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Star Wars: Episode VII To Open December 18, 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek)and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.
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New ROBOCOP Poster & Trailer

ROBOCOP stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role, with Gary Oldman as Dr. Dennett Norton, Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, Abbie Cornish as Clara Murphy, and Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Review. Stick Around Til The End

Thor: The Dark World Review
By: MattInRC

A Thor-sized helping of Phase 2 is the best Marvel sequel so far.

Back in the summer, we wrote a glowing review of Iron Man 3, but since then our opinion has noticeably dulled. Disappointed at the lack of 'Iron Man moments' and still seething over the treatment of The Mandarin, we recently demoted it out of our top 10 list of 2013. It therefore shouldn't come as a shock that we were worried whether Marvel Studios had lost a bit of their mojo post-Avengers. Luckily, Thor: The Dark World relieves any anxiety, delivering a deeper, tonally darker production that is also funny at times while setting its sights clearly on a larger-scale Phase 2.

Set two years after Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been playing galactic police, quelling riots throughout The Nine Realms while his girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) has moved to London to start a new life. Both are miserable, but events will soon bring them together courtesy of the Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), who's bent on revenge against the Nine Realms and Odin (Anthony Hopkins), who defeated Malekith years before. He will use an ancient and hidden element called Aether, which can defeat god and man if used incorrectly. The revenge comes too swiftly for Asgard to handle, with tragedy befalling Thor and the newly-imprisoned Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Soon, one breaks out the other and together they embark on a mission of both vengeance and rescue, as Earth and the other realms will soon converge in an every-5,000-year-event, allowing Malekith to carry out his dangerous plan.

Dark World is really both a follow-up to the smaller origin story that introduced The God of Thunder in 2011 and a grander exposition about Marvel's plans for their expanding universe. Not content to rest on previous successes, Producer Kevin Feige hired the perfect man in Game of Thrones Director Alan Taylor to bring a darker tone to the movie, complete with real Asgardian sets and some incredible post-production effects. The script by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely adds greater complexity to both Loki and Thor but doesn't even feature them together for the first hour. But once that show gets started, we're treated to several excellent exchanges, including the best cameo of the entire Marvel series. In short, what could have resulted in a similar (and potentially less-impressive) follow-up has been re-invented, darkened, and prepped for a larger form of war. Hemsworth is Thor, as much as Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark; the Australian actor inhabits Thor completely, mixing charm, arrogance, and the power of Mjolnir to the role. He understands the emotional weight which Thor is being asked to bear, as Odin is actively seeking a new king to replace him. Similarly, Hiddleston delivers the dramatic goods as Loki, having been consumed by his lust for power in Avengers and now dealing with both his illegitimacy and the mistake of trying to best his brother.

The supporting cast also returns, but isn't used quite as well. Idris Elba - one of our favorite actors right now - shows up early and often in Acts 1 and 2, but disappears entirely in during the critical third. So does Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander) and The Warriors Three, all who enjoyed nice moments in the original but are minimized here to mere accessories to a crime. We're sure most of their storyline can be found on the cutting room floor, which leaves us with hope that an extended edition of the film will soon turn up. Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard show up just enough throughout the film to lay down some funny lines, but there's no S.H.I.E.L.D. around to help when Malekith unleashes the Aether, forcing Thor and his human friends to use science against the madman. Sadly, Eccleston doesn't separate himself from previous Marvel baddies, content to utter lines in a made-up language while flying around in elegant George Lucas-inspired spacecraft. Any real motive is hidden under emotional glances and missing dialogue, which could have made Malekith more a Kahn-like figure from Star Trek: Into Darkness than a shallow blood-thirsty murderer. Still, there are many bright spots: Hopkins is always a treasure to watch, and we were happy to see him portray Odin as an aging and tired leader who will probably see his world turned upside down in a future flick. The finale is exciting and funny, leading Londoners on a path of carnage while our heroes and Mjolnir fly through spacial anomalies created by the Aether, looking for Thor as he passes between them.

Thor: The Dark World brings all the fun of the first film while creating a deeper, richer story missing from Iron Man 3. Stick around for the two end-credits scenes, one of which could be the most important to Marvel's long-range plans. With the studio clearly having their eyes set on the future, Hemsworth, Hiddleston, and Elba represent some of the best new talent to arrive in Hollywood in years, with Taylor using these assets quite well. Does it have flaws? Sure it does - as most things do - but with such a fun story, those become minor potholes in a world so rich as this. Skip the 3D and pay for XD or RPX or whatever you've got - your ears will love you later for it. Thor: The Dark World is rated PG-13 for violence and has a runtime of 112 minutes.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Trailer For THE RAID 2: BERANDAL Kicks Ass!

One of the best action films ever made continues. Sony Pictures Classic and Stage 6 Films stepped up to distribute THE RAID 2: BERANDAL which may hit theaters here stateside sometime in spring 2014.

THE RAID 2: BERANDAL once again starring Iko Uwais as Rama who now goes undercover and infiltrates ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

Also starring Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Yayan Ruhian, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, Marsha Timothy, Cecep Arif Rahman, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi and Kitamura Kazuki.

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RUNNER, RUNNER Running Onto Blu-ray January 7th

RUNNER, RUNNER is hitting Blu-ray on January 7, 2014.

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck star in this high-stakes crime thriller where the lure of easy money is the riskiest bet of all. When Princeton grad student Richie Furst (Timberlake) believes he’s been swindled by an online poker site, he heads to Costa Rica to confront gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Affleck), the man he thinks is responsible. But Richie will soon face the ultimate power play as he finds himself caught between Block’s promises of unlimited wealth and the zealous FBI agent (Anthony Mackie) trying to bring him down.

Blu-ray Special Features:
● House of Cards: The Inside Story of Online Poker
● Deleted Scenes

Runner Runner Blu-ray
Street Date: January 7, 2014
Prebook Date: December 4, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA
Spanish 5.1 DD
French 5.1 DD
Subtitles: English / French / Spanish
Film Run Time: 91 minutes
Bonus Added Features: 29 minutes
U.S. Rating: R
Closed Captioned: Yes

Runner Runner DVD
Street Date: January 7, 2014
Prebook Date: December 4, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English 5.1 DD
Spanish 2.0 Surround DD
French 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles: English / French / Spanish
Film Run Time: 91 minutes
Bonus Added Features: 15 minutes
U.S. Rating: R
Closed Captioned: Yes

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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OLDBOY Workout Featurette

Need a new work out regime? Check out this new featurette from OLDBOY, starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley that will bring a whole new take to your fitness routine.

A unique reinterpretation of the 2003 Korean film, OLDBOY is written by Mark Protosevich and directed by Spike Lee.

OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.

OLDBOY will open November 27, 2013 in theaters.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE BOOK THIEF In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For THE BOOK THIEF on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00PM in San Francisco.

THE BOOK THIEF is a 2013 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak, directed by Brian Percival and screenplay by Michael Petroni, with musical score by John Williams. The film stars Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, and Joachim Paul Assböck.

The movie tells the story of young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse). After she finds her first book beside her brother's graveside, she is sent to foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). While in the comfort of her new found parents, World War II breaks out and Rosa and Hans shelter a Jewish refugee named Max (Ben Schnetzer).

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series On It's Way


Maverick Filmmaker, Whose New Network Launches December 2013, to Direct First Two Installments of Scripted Series

Don Johnson to Recreate Memorable Role of Earl McGraw; Miramax Signs on as International Distributor of Highly-Anticipated Original

El Rey Network in association with FactoryMade Ventures, today announced the production start of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," the first scripted original to air on Robert Rodriguez's new genre-busting cable network set to debut this December. Based on his cult classic film of the same name, the supernatural crime saga, hour-long series (which will premiere on El Rey Network in Q1 2014) began filming in Austin this week with Rodriguez set to direct the first two installments.

The 10-episode serialized drama, created, directed and executive produced by Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete, Desperado) and based on the 1996 cult classic he created with Quentin Tarantino, will feature a principal cast including: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, the role that famously launched the film career of George Clooney. Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars as Richie Gecko, and Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy) plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series. Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw. Other cast will be announced in the coming weeks. Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories with the exception of Canada, China, India and UK.

Rodriguez said: "If the movie's the short story, the series is the novel." He added: "We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring."

Rodriguez is joined in the Executive Producer ranks by Carlos Coto (who is also showrunner); and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Diego Gutierrez is writer and co-executive producer. The gritty look and feel of the series will be brought to life by production designers Steve Joyner and Caylah Eddleblute, set designer Jeff Adams, director of photography Eduardo Mayén and costume designer Nina Proctor. Special effects team will be spearheaded by Bob Trevino.

Based on the thrill-ride film, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.

About El Rey Network:
El Rey Network, launching December 2013, is a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, horror/sci-fi and next-generation sports. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, it will serve as a platform for diverse and riveting storytelling. El Rey Network awakens the renegade in everyone and has been created for viewers who won't check a box. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Communications Inc.

About FactoryMade Ventures:
FactoryMade is an entertainment business incubator founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds and produces IP-based media franchises, content experiences and production/distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. FactoryMade's ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros studios with Robert Rodriguez as well as a joint venture with the leading Mexican wrestling league, Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica and JCP, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro's film business (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Battleship) and television business (Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network with Discovery Communications), and developed retail's first integrated digital gaming and commerce platform with HSN called HSN Arcade.

About Miramax:
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. The Miramax library holds some of the world's most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Vols. I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot - as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones's Diary, Bad Santa, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars®, including four Best Picture awards.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ABOUT TIME In Clovis

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For ABOUT TIME on November 6th - 7:00 PM in Clovis.

About Time is a British romantic comedy science fiction film revolving around time travel where a young man tries to change his past to have a better future. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy.

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time. Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Upon learning this, Tim goes back to the night of a recent New Year's Eve party where at midnight he was too shy to kiss someone and goes for the kiss instead.

The following summer, Tim's sister's friend comes to stay with the family. Tim has an instant attraction and come the end of her stay, decides to tell her. She tells him that he left it too late to do anything, and so Tim travels back to the middle of the summer and tells her earlier. This time, she says that they should wait until the end of the summer and talk again. Tim realizes she doesn't like him back and that time travel will not be able to help change her mind. He watches her leave, heartbroken.

Later, Tim decides to move to London to pursue a career as a lawyer. He moves in with an acquaintance of his father, Harry, who is a struggling playwright. After some months living in London, Tim's friend comes down to visit and they visit a blind-dating establishment on a night out, where Tim meets Mary (Rachel McAdams). They seem to be attracted to each other; and, outside when Tim gets to see her, he falls in love. He gets her phone number and returns home to find out Harry's play's opening night was a disaster as the lead actor forgot his lines. Tim then goes back in time and attends the play and, after many complications, eventually ensures the play is a success. Later, Tim attempts to call Mary only to find her number is not in his phone. He realizes that by going to the play instead of the blind date means he never met Mary. Remembering something from the date, Tim eventually locates Mary and learns that she has a boyfriend (met after the night of the play). Tim decides to go back to the point where she met her boyfriend and ensures she never meets him, instead going out on a date with Tim. They eventually become a couple; and, after a few months, they decide to marry as they learn Mary is pregnant with Tim's child. Months pass and Tim sparingly uses time travel to help alter minor details of his life to benefit himself.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For DELIVERY MAN In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For DELIVERY MAN on November 19th @ 7:30 pm in Sacramento.

DreamWorks Pictures’“DELIVERY MAN” stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

A DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment presentation, the film is written for the screen and directed by Ken Scott, based on “Starbuck,” the original screenplay written by Ken Scott and Martin Petit, and also stars Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. “Delivery Man” is produced by André Rouleau and executive produced by Ray Angelic, Scott Mednick and Mark Sourian.

The film releases on November 22, 2013.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Giveaway: White House Down on (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

To celebrate he release for White House Down on (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet), Columbia Pictures has provide us with a copy to giveaway.

White House Down is a 2013 American action film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group and the Capitol Police Officer who tries to stop them. The film's screenplay is by James Vanderbilt, and it stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.

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Hugh Jackman To Return For Another Wolverine Film

Twentieth Century Fox has begun negotiations with James Mangold to return for another installment of The Wolverine, with Hugh Jackman bringing back his signature character with the razor sharp adamantium hooks. This comes after The Wolverine played very strongly overseas, enough to now sit as the second highest grossing X-Men film of all time. The film has grossed $413 million worldwide, with $132 million domestic and $280 million in international revenue.

Here’s where it is right now. Mangold is making a deal to write the treatment, with X-Men franchise matriarch Lauren Shuler Donner producing. The storyline is being kept under tight wraps. I think Mangold did a bang up job on his first superhero film. When I met him at Comic-Con San Diego, he said he tried to veer from the usual superhero formula–if hero doesn’t succeed, world is doomed–and instead make it a character-driven storyline. There were plenty of action pieces, samurai swordplay and reasons for Logan to work up that famous temper, but at its core the film worked because the stakes were subtler and the storytelling somehow more intimate.

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THOR: THE DARK WORLD Premiere Images

Here are images from the premiere of THOR: THE DARK WORLD at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood last night.

Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Character Posters For Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the country's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

In theaters December 20th

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UNHUNG HERO On DVD November 26th

We're coming at you today with a hugely "small" piece of news: Breaking Glass Pictures's release of Brian Spitz's SXSW smash UNHUNG HERO is hitting DVD on November 26th. The world's first "cockumentary," it follows Patrick Moote whose marriage proposal is rejected before an arena full of people--and millions of YouTube viewers. His ex then tells him his equipment is too small to satisfy and he embarks on a quest to get to the root of man-kind's biggest--or smallest--problem. The film features Moote's worldwide travels and interviews with activists, sexperts and porn stars from Dan Savage to Annie Sprinkle.

Michael Moore told Moote and Spitz: "I love your film." Male or female, LGBT, straight or hanging slightly to the left or right, you will, too.

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Monday, November 4, 2013


Check out the new Red Band trailer for CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN, via IGN Movie.

When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so – and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.

CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN is produced by Bona Fide Productions’ Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Voltage Pictures’ Craig J. Flores and Wonderful Films’ William Horberg, and is executive produced by Voltage Pictures’ Nicolas Chartier, along with Patrick Newall

Millennium Entertainment will release CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN in Theaters and OnDemand November 15, 2013.

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CAMP WWE New Animated Series On It's Way


WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) and Film Roman announced today that they have entered into a co-financing and co-production agreement to produce up to thirteen, three-minute webisodes of a new animated series entitled CAMP WWE. Mike Benson of ENTOURAGE and THE BERNIE MAC SHOW will script the series.

From WWE STUDIOS and FILM ROMAN, the animation studio behind THE SIMPSONS and KING OF THE HILL, comes an irreverent new, adult comedy series about what the biggest, most outrageous WWE Superstars® were like as kids. CAMP WWE follows these unruly tykes as they body slam their way through their formative years. Proving to be a nightmare for teachers and other kids, their exhausted parents pack-up their future WWE Superstars with their masks, chains, kneepads and security blankets and send them off to Camp WWE, to be transformed into model citizens by the most terrifying counselor who ever lived, Mr. McMahon.

"Film Roman has been involved with some of the most well-known and humorous animated series,” said Michael Luisi, President WWE Studios. “They are the perfect partners for WWE Studios to capture our Superstars in a truly unique and fun way."

"CAMP WWE is a new and exciting project with a great creative team for Film Roman to be working on with WWE Studios and we are very bullish on its prospects for success. With a combination of their unique personalities, distinctive characteristics and huge built-in loyal fan base, WWE Superstars make for ideal animation subjects in CAMP WWE," said Dana Booton, General Manager for Film Roman. "We are very pleased to be working with WWE Studios and hope that it will begin a mutually beneficial, long-term business relationship."

About WWE Studios
WWE Studios produces a diverse slate of feature films for theatrical and direct to home release through distribution partnerships with global entertainment companies. The WWE’s film division led by President, Michael Luisi, is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and continues to create content for audiences of all ages. Most recent films produced by the studio include The Call with Halle Berry and WWE Superstar David Otunga®, Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell and WWE Superstar Wade Barrett®, The Marine 3: Homefront with WWE Superstar The Miz® in the third follow-up in the explosive Marine adventures,12 Rounds 2: Reloaded, the second installment in the action franchise, starring WWE Superstar Randy Orton®, and No One Lives, which was co-produced with Pathé Films and released theatrically by Anchor Bay Films after debuting at Midnight Madness at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, starring Luke Evans and WWE Superstar Brodus Clay™. Upcoming films for WWE Studios include Christmas Bounty, an action comedy starring WWE Superstar The Miz and Francia Raisa, premiering on ABC Family November 26, 2013 and releasing on Blu-Ray/DVD on December 3, 2013 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; Scooby Doo WrestleMania Mystery which pairs WWE Superstars with Scooby and the gang releasing direct to home March 25, 2014 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; Leprechaun: Origins directed by Zach Lipovsky starring WWE Superstar Hornswoggle® will be distributed by Lionsgate in August 2014; See No Evil 2 starring WWE Superstar Kane® directed by the Soska Sisters will also be distributed by Lionsgate in October 2014; The Fall Guy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson releasing in 2015, and The Flintstones another Warner Brothers Animation feature releasing in early 2015 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment which joins Fred, Barney and the whole Bedrock gang with stone age versions of WWE Superstars and Divas.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

About Film Roman
Film Roman (www.filmroman.com), an operating unit and wholly-owned subsidiary of Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB), is a leading animation studio in the United States producing animated TV/movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide. Based in Burbank, CA, Film Roman has a state-of-the art animation facility and some of the industry’s leading animation talent. Film Roman’s major clients include Fox Television, Gracie Films, Marvel Entertainment, DXD, Nick Jr., and The Hub. Film Roman’s reputation and expertise as an innovative animation studio enables the company to work on a variety of projects and genres; with all budgets, across all media, and with uncompromising quality.

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SAVING MR. BANKS Featured On D23 Winter Issue


Plus, D23.com online exclusives include video of the 1964 Mary Poppins premiere,
galleries of the film’s matte paintings, and an interactive map of the Walt Disney Studios
featuring locations used in Saving Mr. Banks.

To celebrate the release of Saving Mr. Banks and the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has dedicated the entire winter issue of its flagship magazine, Disney twenty-three, to our beloved nanny. The publication, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23, includes exclusive interviews with Saving Mr. Banks stars Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Bradley Whitford, as well as director John Lee Hancock. It takes readers behind the scenes of the making of this spectacular new film, which opens this Christmas and looks at the creation of Disney’s Mary Poppins and the sometimes combative but respectful relationship between the character’s creator, P.L. Travers (Thompson), and Walt Disney (Hanks).

Disney twenty-three’s Winter issue also offers a look inside the fascinating life of P.L. Travers, with a personal reminiscence by her friend, author Brian Sibley, whom she once told, “I don’t feel for a moment that I invented her. I feel visited by her.” And original film composer Richard M. Sherman, visual consultant Tony Walton, and choreographers Marc Beaux and Dee Dee Wood offer exclusive insight into the creation of the 1964 Disney classic, which will officially celebrate its 50th anniversary next August.
Also included in the Winter issue of Disney twenty-three:
· A first-person account of the creation of the stage musical Mary Poppins from Disney Theatrical Productions president Thomas Schumacher
· “Elements of Fun,” looking at 50 years of unique “Mary merchandise”
· An in-depth look at the film’s groundbreaking special effects
· A walk down the red carpet for the Mary Poppins premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

All D23 Members are invited to visit www.D23.com, where the fan club is kicking off its year-long celebration of Mary Poppins’ 50th anniversary with a unique video reconstruction of the Mary Poppins world premiere, containing five minutes of never-before-released material. Although the original telecast of the event appears to have been lost forever, this 22-minute segment includes audio from the premiere’s two separate interview locations, combined with all the surviving color film and black-and-white newsreel footage—re-creating the excitement and glamour of this stellar premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 27, 1964.

Other features planned for D23.com’s online celebration include:

· Extensive Mary Poppins galleries, including a look at the film’s breathtaking matte paintings.
· An interactive map of the Walt Disney Studios with photo locations from Saving Mr. Banks
· Rarely heard audio files from the making of Mary Poppins
· An in-depth Mary Poppins production timeline
· A look at the sodium screen/traveling matte process, which gave the film its unique visual look
· An exclusive interview with Mary Poppins visual consultant Tony Walton
Also in the Winter issue, D23 Gold Members will receive a reproduction of the ticket mailed to invitees for the Mary Poppins premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood . D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 90-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver, and Free Membership levels at D23.com and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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Maggie Q's DIVERGENT Character Poster

All week long we're revealing new DIVERGENT character posters, featuring members of the Dauntless faction. The first poster is for the character "Tori" played by Maggie Q.

Character description:
Tori is a member of the Dauntless faction who administers Tris' aptitude test and first discovers that Tris is Divergent. As she continues to provide Tris with advice, the two establish a bond that helps Tris throughout her journey.

Tori on her tattoos:
"In some parts of the ancient world, the hawk symbolized the sun. Back when I got this, I figured if I always had the sun on me, I wouldn't be afraid of the dark. . . . Now it reminds me of the fear I've overcome." (Divergent)

In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.

Official Site/Tumblr -- http://divergentthemovie.com/
Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/Divergent
Twitter -- https://twitter.com/Divergent
Instagram -- http://instagram.com/Divergent

Check out our Tumblr for a special animated mosaic version of Tori's poster, created with fan art: http://divergentthemovie.com/.

The Dauntless faction
The posters highlight the tattoo culture of the Dauntless faction, whose members guard the fence that surrounds the city of Chicago. Dauntless members are known for their fearlessness and teamwork. They are intense, bold risk takers and believe that conquering your fears is essential to the Dauntless way of life.

Veronica on Dauntless tattoos
Author Veronica Roth said, "most Dauntless get tattoos as a reminder of the past, a mark of progress. There's also the relationship to pain (a true Dauntless doesn't mind the pain!), but mostly tattoos are a sign of overcoming obstacles, for them, a way of marking struggle and progress on the body"

Follow DIVERGENT on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram for updates on the daily poster reveals this week.

In theaters & IMAX nationwide March 21, 2014.

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Delivery Man Hollywood Junket Interview With Cast

Here is the interview with VINCE VAUGHN, COBIE SMULDERS and CHRIS PRATT from this weekends Delivery Man junket in Hollywood.

A DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment presentation, the film is written for the screen and directed by Ken Scott, based on “Starbuck,” the original screenplay written by Ken Scott and Martin Petit, and also stars Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. “Delivery Man” is produced by André Rouleau and executive produced by Ray Angelic, Scott Mednick and Mark Sourian.

Delivery Man stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

Here is COBIE SMULDERS: Hi, sorry. We're just catching up.

VINCE VAUGHN: How are you guys? Nice to see you.

MODERATOR: What's your question, Steven?

PRESS: Okay, a great movie here about Vince. It's the first time I think that you're playing in or starring in a remake of a Canadian movie, and telling the exact same story. So I wonder first of all if you've met David Wozniak, what your take was on the character and did you watch Starbuck or intentionally avoid Starbuck?

VINCE VAUGHN: Yeah, I saw Starbuck. What was interesting to me was the director, Ken Scott, wrote the movie, and also directed it. And he's a very passionate director and storyteller, and I think he was passionate about that script and telling that story, and then he was very passionate about telling that story to this audience here. And that's my big question when I first heard about it because if it was a different director or just a concept that they were trying to roll off of, I would have been less interested. But in meeting Ken and just the place that he works from, I feel very grateful that I met a director like that who is such a great storyteller. So, I think when you see the film you really see a lot of Ken's DNA in the movie. One of the things that I really love in the film is that nowadays a lot of times you'll have something be just a comedy or just a drama, or just sentimental, and this under one umbrella is really unpredictable. From one scene to the next you don't know if you're going to laugh or be tense. It was a compliment to Ken and that's what I was most excited about being part of.

PRESS: And did you meet David Wozniak?

VINCE VAUGHN: It's a fictional story.

PRESS: Oh, it is?

VINCE VAUGHN: Yeah. No, it's something that he came up with and that he wrote, although there's been stories that have come out where people have had similar experiences. But it was really I think a non-traditional way to get at the heart of a lot of human situations.

PRESS: Okay, right here.

PRESS: Hi, this is a question for all three of you guys. I was wondering if there's something in the movie that you personally relate to either with your or a different character in the movie?

COBIE SMULDERS: Ladies first?

PRESS: Yes, please.

COBIE SMULDERS: Okay. I was pregnant in this film, and I've been pregnant in my life. So that was a big one going through that again. The fake belly was a lot easier to have, but yeah just dealing with the similar emotions that come with that was a very relatable thing for me.

CHRIS PRATT: I really like my mom in real life. This character has a difficult relationship with his mom. So that was something dissimilar. My mom is really cool. I don't know. Oh, also I'm a new father. So I know what it's like to have--I don't know what it's like to have a whole troop of rug rats running around, but I know what it's like to have one kid and I know what it's like to miss a little sleep and feel like you're … You know, I know what it's like to be a dad. So, there's a little bit of that but yeah.

VINCE VAUGHN: Yeah, I mean I think as an actor the best thing you have is your imagination. You're not going to have all the experiences, but you draw on the tings that you know. So I think you definitely kind of use the things that you're familiar with to your advantage.

PRESS: Guy Hunt from Support News. So the movie shows your first reaction when you find out that your girlfriend is pregnant. So since you're a father, too, what was your own reaction when you find out that your wife pregnant the first time and how was it the second time?

VINCE VAUGHN: I was thrilled. I had made a conscious effort. I got married a little later in life. Hence, we were excited to try right away and thankfully, my wife was able to get pregnant right away. Then the second one we were trying on this movie actually. So there was a day it was around Christmas that my wife came to me with a Christmas ornament with the families, and there was an extra like person in a Santa hat and a Christmas ornament, and that's how I found out, which was great. So I was really excited both times, thrilled to have impregnated my wife at this point. It's more about me being proud of the fact of my own ability. I was very happy.

PRESS: How would you have reacted if an old girlfriend from 20 years ago comes out to say, "I have a 20-year-old son?"

VINCE VAUGHN: Yeah, I haven't been presented with that, but I think what's nice in the movie is -- I think what's great about the character of David is his capacity to love. I feel like it's impossible for him to resist kind of trying to reach out and have a connection. So I think that's nice.

CHRIS PRATT: In the film we see you transition into this guardian angel who then starts to become like a cheerleader for your children. I wanted you to kind of elaborate on how parents do that, how your character did that especially the type of character you had. You were struggling to even get yourself together. So now all of a sudden you are doing it for your kids.

VINCE VAUGHN: I think what happens is he's sort of presented with this circumstance, and he kind of approaches it wanting to sort of be all things, and then is sort of presented with the actual reality of that. My job was made so easy with both Cobie and Chris because a lot of my character is taking information about how they see me, or the character I should say, and kind of these points of view. There is I think a nice relationship between the characters in the film, but there are also real points of view about the character. So I felt like it was easy coming to work with both of these guys having them really say things, and you're really just reacting to that.

PRESS: Here in the front row.

PRESS: Okay, going back to what you had mentioned that in the movie you don't know whether you're going to laugh or you're going to be touched. There's a little bit of comedy. Three's a little bit of drama.

VINCE VAUGHN: When I say, "touched" I mean emotionally not that someone in the movie will come up and begin to touch you.

PRESS: Thank you for that clarification.

VINCE VAUGHN: Just to be clear because sometimes things get lost. I didn't always know [Oh, okay.] if I was going to be touched or not.

PRESS: Do you see yourself delving in more to a dramatic role maybe in the future because it kind of touched a little bit. Do you feel like maybe that's something that you want to do?

VINCE VAUGHN: I think for all actors, it's fun to do different things. I don't know how you guys felt, but didn't you guys kind of enjoy that each day kind of required something a little bit different?

COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah, I think that especially with our relationship it was either we were like screaming at each other [Yeah.], or we were very much in love. [Yeah.] So we got to play a lot of different degrees of things, yeah.

PRESS: And just one last thing. You end up having a huge family. Are you guys from big families, small families? How would that feel if your family grew a thousand times over?

CHRIS PRATT: I'm from a good size family. I'm the youngest of three, and I've got a lot of close cousins, and family something has always been very important to me. I don't know if it grew like that. We would probably just take them all in. No, my dad would probably just put them all to work is what would happen.

COBIE SMULDERS: My parents divorced when I was young, but my father remarried, and so from my family I have two sisters and a brother. Then I have two step-step sisters and two step-brothers. I have a bit of a Brady Bunch thing going on. So, yeah, it's huge. It's a pretty big family.

VINCE VAUGHN: That's a big family.


VINCE VAUGHN: I have two older sisters and we're very close. Yeah, we're all very close. I think if you can survive the trying to kill each other and come on the other side of that, as you get older, at least in our case they're probably my best friends now.

PRESS: Vince, I was wondering like so much of your career has been known like being the fast talking guy that gets away with things, and you start that way in this movie. But over the last few years transitioning from things like Wedding Crashers into like Couples Retreat or a movie like this where you're taking on family responsibilities; I'm just wondering if you care to comment about that process of making that kind of arc or transition in your career. And do you think that you would do another more wild and crazy kind of thing again, or do you think that's in the past then?

VINCE VAUGHN: No, I'll definitely do something more crazy, but I think part of it is your age, and different roles present themselves to you. Change is what you play I think at 23 to some degree than what you play at 43. So for me it's more about tone. I think I started off doing more dramatic and character stuff, and had a lot of fun. Then we are doing early to the party with some of the old school and those movies, which is great. Then, now for me this movie particularly has been really great because like I said I think it is move dramatic, but I think it also is very funny and also a lot of different things. I think of the scene with the daughter where you are wondering what decision to make, or the boy in the wheelchair. It's just the circumstances are, but I think the journey for Chris' character you really get a good feel of the back story of how he's been perceived by his family. He's a very loveable guy but he's kind of overwhelmed with these kids, and his life and for Cobie you see such a strong character is really embarking on a big decision with someone who's not fully there. So, I like that in this movie you kind of have all of those different things. But I would definitely do another kind of more outlaw or comedy again depending on what that story was.

PRESS: Here in the front row.

PRESS: Vince, kind of going along with that, do you feel like your own arc of maturity has paralleled the characters that you have played? What can you say about where you are now? Do you provide any kind of like a role model or mentor kind of thing to younger actors or just younger people in your life?

VINCE VAUGHN: I don't know about that. I don't know. I feel like, you know, I guess that different things come to you, and at different times in your life you're drawn to different types of material. For myself, I feel like this director, this material came at me at a time when I was really wanting to do something different, and kind of return to stuff that I had done younger. So I was grateful I would say for the opportunity where this movie was concerned, and to get a chance to work with these guys was really fun. I think we came to work everyday really everyone believing in the material, which was great. And then in the future I've never been one to kind of plan stuff maybe to a fault, but you just have to sort of see what comes your way and what your interested in at that time.

PRESS: In the back of the room.

PRESS: Vince, a lot of the most affecting scenes in the film come from you working with the character that you mentioned in the wheelchair, and I would imagine having that kind of scene partner is very different from having an adult professional actor. Talk about whether it was with that actor in general how you prepared for playing those scenes.

VINCE VAUGHN: Well, what's incredible is that the gentleman who played that part is a professional actor. I think he does a tremendous job in the film of really portraying someone who is physically facing the challenges that that character is, but that was an actor that's tremendous playing that part. But you're always fortunate I think as an actor even listening, and having great actors to work off of is so helpful. Like I said, with both of these guys and with a lot of the kids in the movie, sometimes being the lead in the film your job is to sort be present in those scenes, and react truthfully to what they bring. So sometimes when I'm getting moved or feeling things, it's really being open to what the other actors are bringing to the table.

PRESS: Back here in the front row.

PRESS: We see how just the very thought of being a parent changes him on the inside, and I'm curious for you guys as parents. Did you feel that sort of dramatic like shift internally? Once you became parents did you feel like I'm just a different person now because things have clicked into a different place?

COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah, I mean you become responsible for a human being, and I think a lot of people talk about like I've never felt love like this before. And you hear all these things before you have a child, and they're all kind of true. And, yeah, I think it's just dealing with the overwhelming responsibility of like I'm the protector of this child that affected me the most.

PRESS: Over here.

PRESS: Chris?

CHRIS PRATT: Oh, yeah, you can't help but change when you have a kid, and for me it was just a sense of I didn't feel like anything was missing in my life and it wasn't. It all came at just the right time, and now if I am absent from my son I do feel like something is missing. But before that I was very fulfilled and I was having a lot of fun, and I was sowing wild oats and doing the kind of things that you should do when you don't have kids. Now, I'm just doing less of that, but I earned it, you know. Like I feel like just spending quiet evenings with my wife and son and sitting in bed in the morning and watching him marvel over the curtains opening or whatever little thing, that all it feels really good. And so, I've changed because like I'm impressed. What's funny is the way I've changed is I've got a whole new window through which to see the world, and everything is exciting for me again. Things that I took granted are exciting for me again, the way something feels or smells or tastes or how drawers open. I'm like, "Look at that, kid. That is actually really cool." It's like just a wall with a knob and then you pull it, and there's a bunch of shit in there. What is that about? I wouldn't take a minute to appreciate a draw before my son.

VINCE VAUGHN: I think it's true. I think you definitely get a whole world opened up to yourself with kids, and I think as a parent you try to enjoy them, and be happy and have fun. And, also try to figure out what's the best way to be a parent to them and set them up to be happy in life and pursue those things. So, I think a lot of it for me goes to my relationship. I'm very fortunate with my wife, and we were just talking when we were sitting down, and you realize how much the relationship when kids are young can suffer. And it's important to make sure that you are able to spend some time with each other. I think as a father, the best thing you can do for the kid is to love the mom. Even as a parent I believe that loving the mother is the most important thing. And even parents who maybe aren't together I think that's important for them as well to respect each other and to be kind to each other. Because I think it does so much in who they would pick to be around, or how they feel about themselves. So I think sometimes how we communicate is important just an example.

PRESS: Okay. Chris, you recently got back …

VINCE VAUGHN: That's probably why my wife knows not to shut the fuck up whenever I hit her.
PRESS: Chris, you recently back into the States. I'm curious how the acclimation has been because it seems like you've jumped right back into things, and also we're seeing you play more diverse roles. Is there anything you're kind of chomping at the bit to play?

CHRIS PRATT: Oh, well, to address the first question yeah the transition back has been really nice, and kind of what Vince was saying about making sure that you spend enough time nurturing your relationship I spent three days in New York with my wife, just the two of us, which was really, really great. I mean we just had an amazing time, and made up for lost time. I wouldn't be surprised if nine months from now Jack has a brother or sister maybe. No, but we had a good time and it was great, and like what Vince said it's really important to nurture that. So that really helped with the transition. I think coming back from London to L.A. is a lot easier than going from L.A. to London in terms of the time change, because it just gives you a few extra mornings to sleep in and then you're back on time.

Oh, and one thing, you know, it's weird as actors because I mean we're fortunate in the group of people who have to spend time away from their families. There are men and women serving overseas who certainly have it a lot harder than we do, and there are jobs that take people away from the families and that's a reality with some jobs that you have. And one thing that's really difficult I find is the transition because not only do you have to learn how to transition to living on your own again, there's a transition that happens learning how to live with somebody again. You know, I'll be home and I'll be like on my computer, and I'll think, "Oh, should I be in the other room where she is because is that what's supposed to happen when you live together? Or is it okay for me to be here like checking my e-mail in this room. Like you just don't know.

So there's a little bit of a transition period that happens going away from your loved ones, and coming back in. But the transition period has been great, and I went back to work on Parks and Rec, which is an awesome family that I really love to work with and so that's really nice. Then, the second question was are there … I just want roles, and you said roles that I was chomping at the bit to play. I don't know. Yeah, all of them. I just want juicy ones that all taste good and I'll chomp away, but there are good roles, and I want to work with great filmmakers. I want to work with great actors. I've learned a lot from working Vince on this movie. A friend of mine once told me that it's really important to always pick somebody just to watch because you're going to learn something.

And I learned so much from watching Vince not only just in terms of acting and being professional and being sharp on set, but also how to treat your fans when they approach you and stuff. I mean this guy anywhere he goes he gets recognized, which is something that I don't necessarily have that I'll get recognized from time to time. But really Vince can't go anywhere without being confronted by people who just really love him. That sounds like it would be really great, but I think after a while that can be overwhelming, and I never once saw him treat somebody poorly. He treated his people really well. We were in Madison Square Garden with thousands of people, and they all knew who he was, and that's where he took like, he gave every single one of those people a little moment, a little piece of himself. I think that's something I'd aspire to do. I just want to work with people who are going to keep teaching me kind of like this one.

PRESS: Front row.

PRESS: Cobie, this is two-part. This is the last season for Mother. So can you talk a little bit about what it's like on the set knowing that this is coming to an end? But during the time that you've been on the series, you've also managed to do several movies, including this one. [Uh-huh.] So do you know what you're going to be doing next? Are you going to focus on film or are you interested in doing another series?

COBIE SMULDERS: The first part yeah it's very emotional. Everyone is soaking it in. I'm really grateful to have been employed for the last nine years, and they're very accommodating. They allowed me to go and shoot this movie on a hiatus week, and during I think I missed a few days of production to fly to New York, and work with this guy. So, they have been just amazing, but in terms of the future to sort of piggyback on what these guys have been saying, I mean as actors you're sort of open to new experiences, and I'd like to just try new projects. In terms of film or TV, it's hard to say. I think it just depends on the project.

PRESS: All the way in the back.

PRESS: My question is for Cobie and Chris. You guys have actually done a lot of similar projects in the past. You're both on hit comedies right now. You're both part of the Marvel Universe. I was just kind of curious if you guys bonded over that, or did you share any fun stories?


CHRIS PRATT: I tried to. I tried to, but she's ice cold.


CHRIS PRATT: It's funny. It is true. I feel like we're seeing a lot of each other.

COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah, but only like with this kind of stuff. I mean, I came in for like a second. The new Lego movie is coming out, and Chris is in it and he's so funny and amazing. I just saw the new trailer, which looks so funny. I know, I have a few words, but he was in the room, and we just keep seeing each other at fun things.

CHRIS PRATT: Yeah, it's crazy.

COBIE SMULDERS: He's a good dude. I do like him a lot. I was acting before.

CHRIS PRATT: I feel the same. It is, it's crazy. We see each other so much, and I have a crush on her husband, Taran, a pretty hard crush on him. He's amazing. So I've been really …

COBIE SMULDERS: And I on your wife actually.

CHRIS PRATT: And we're going to you know what?

COBIE SMULDERS: Dinner dates.

CHRIS PRATT: Okay, yeah.

COBIE SMULDERS: I know why I'm so close to the microphone.

CHRIS PRATT: Yeah, I have to be close. Yeah, I think it is strange. We've been intersecting a lot, but I think that happens a lot. It's really weird, and you guys probably feel this way, too. I think it's for everybody who's doing this. It's a bit of a circus, isn't it? I mean like all of a sudden you show up and you're all in town together. And then you depart and you might never see each other again. It's a weird thing, but I feel that with both these guys I had a good time, and I hope to pull into town and do my tricks and my faces with them again.

PRESS: Over here in the middle.

PRESS: Hi, this is for Cobie. Emma's character in that she definitely challenges David when she says she's right. She's like totally willing to be independent and like take responsibility for this child. What draws you to play like these strong like bad ass funny women?

COBIE SMULDERS: Because they're the most fun to play. I mean yeah I mean it's also Emma's a very conflicted character as well because she's in love with this man, and she just wishes that it wasn't so challenging at times. And I think that especially at the beginning when you're single and you're just in a relationship with each other, it's one thing. But then if you bring a kid into the mix it brings up a whole other list of responsibilities. And so, it's fun playing against that. I don't know why I get cast as the women a lot, but they are. They're kind of the most fun to play, you know, and it's also nice to portray strong women in media and to have young girls grow up watching them.

PRESS: In the front row left.

PRESS: Hi, my question is for Chris. In the scene that you share with Vince when you're outside and your children keep coming into the sandbox [Yeah.] how many takes was it where the little girl was smacking you in the face? Was it one or more?

CHRIS PRATT: It was more than one. I feel like we did that, I think we did that a few times. I remember Ken [PH] Supp kept backing it up to like before she slapped me, and it was really cold out. I was like, "I think we got it. I think we got it." It was hard. That little girl is a star. Those kids are all amazing, but that little girl in particular is such a special kid. I mean she was just so confident. I remember one time saying to her, "How do you feel? Do you want to run lines?" And she said, "I'm good." I can just see her.

COBIE SMULDERS: How old was she?

CHRIS PRATT: I think she's like old. [Yeah.] I think she's six or seven. [She may be seven.] Maybe six, but all those kids were just really fantastic, and I think we had to -- I mean I think I broke a couple of times because she was just great. She was great. Those kids were just terrific. They were great kids.

PRESS: In the center third row.

PRESS: Hi. So this movie gives a lot because of having so many children involved. It is like expectations and about the opportunity that every time you have a kid that presents also the scariness of that. Three days you've all been parents. So how did your expectations maybe when you were younger or when you yourself were children about what being a parent would like changed by having somebody and seeing how that plays out, and what were some of those expectations?

COBIE SMULDERS: Well, I think one of the things that I have fought for a long time is I feel that what you grow up with or how you grew up is what you think is right. And I think for a long time I was trying to recreate that, but it's just not going to exist in my life for my child because like we have a very different lifestyle. So, I sort of combated that for awhile, and it was kind of learning just to be able to go with it, and do the best for your child in each moment instead of trying to make it something else because I grew up in Canada. It's pretty awesome up there, guys. So it's just very different.

PRESS: Over the other end.

PRESS: Some great moments in this movie in this movie about reflecting on your own family, reflecting on your own parents. When you were making this movie, was your own personal reflection a big part of it to help you tap into that? For each, for all of you talk about the personal tapping into your family that you had while making this movie?

CHRIS PRATT: Oh, my dad is a big man, and I remember as a kid always wondering why the hell does he tie his robe above his belly. Like what is the deal with tying it up here on top of his belly when most people would tie it like at their waistline? And I realized after being big in this movie and wearing a robe that was probably designed for like Cobie or something that that’s just where the tie is. And when you have a big belly you have to tie it above there. So I saw myself in my dressing room wearing that robe with the tie tied where it falls naturally on top of my belly. I thought to myself, "Oh, my God, I just became my dad."

VINCE VAUGHN: Did I see myself in my childhood and expectations, is that right?

PRESS: [INAUDIBLE] about the wrong family, the wrong … [Sure.] You're making it. Are you going through that same process?

VINCE VAUGHN: You know, for me I think you as an actor you bring -- some of your own experiences can make things easier. You build off of it, but your imagination is always the best thing you have as far as creating things I think specifically for what that character is going through. But you're definitely drawing obviously things that you can connect to, and then you kind of mold the change that you're making into it sort of right for the character. What I love about the film is that to me the movie a lot of it is about learning to accept who you are. You have the pressures to be a bunch of different things, and we don't all have all skills at all sides of stuff. But getting to be okay with yourself, forgive yourself, you know, love yourself, and bringing that to the table for relationships whether it's with someone that you're in love with, a romantic relationship or a family, parents, kids.

There's a lot of that in the movie, and I feel like as we all watch the film, and to the point earlier about hopes and fears. I think what's great about the film is as a parent it does kind of deal with your biggest fears or hopes for kids. But I think as a young person they connect to the movie because it's what is in front of everybody everyday is, "Gosh, I'd love to be doing this or I want my life to go this way, but how do I did I find myself in this? How do I get out of this? How do I change where I'm at?" You know, I think that that's something for all of us as we go through life. As you get older hopefully you get a little better at getting past the moments that aren't your best, or getting out of situations that aren't your favorite and trying to increase the things that you are enjoying.

PRESS: I'm sorry, I'm over here. I'm still taking notes.

PRESS: Give me your last question.

PRESS: Okay, thank you. Well, we can see that this movie is really multi-dimensional, multi-layered. There are so many things that you can pull out of it. And I have here your son Vigo in the film really called you out when he distinguished … He was saying that there was a difference between real families [Right.] and the Starbuck situation. And I like how you kind of -- he made you approach that. He made you find the definition, and he wanted you to pull it out. I wanted you to kind of tap into that because a lot of people deal with that. And especially when you look at the domino effect because that's what you guys have to deal with the domino effect of this whole sperm donor situation if we actually really had to approach it, you know.

VINCE VAUGHN: I think to your point to me one of the things that's so loving and warm in the film was that you have a bunch of people looking for a connection who are looking to be a part of something. And there's something really wonderful in the way that the film and the very kind of non-fluffy way takes that journey. And I've received some really nice notes from people already even some people in the industry who have been adopted or had other experiences, and really spoke and moved me in a way that the movie spoke to them. And so, to me when I watched the film I find the kids in the movie to be really positive and loving and all this, you know, life and joy inside of them. And there's something that feels really wonderful about that connection that they find and that they experience. So I think that that side of things and however you go through it in life is what we all … It's nice to feel loved and also I think that's forgotten a lot is it's nice to have someone to love. That's a great side of it as well.

PRESS: Thanks everybody.

COBIE SMULDERS: Thank you guys.

VINCE VAUGHN: Thank you guys.


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