According to the Wall Street Journal , crowdsourced funding for celebrities' projects has already prompted grumbling among both fans (who may grow impatient waiting to see projects come to fruition during the year or two it takes to make a commercial feature film) and fellow Hollywood folk (who are tired of being panhandled by their friends). A parody video from The Onion spoofs the celebrity money-grubbing trend, citing Mummy franchise star Brendan Fraser as one of the desperate stars trying to jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon. Call it Kicklash. To be fair, Braff's $3.1 million in Kickstarter money does't represent his entire $5 million budget; some does come from his own pocket, some from sales of foreign distribution rights. Plus, having Kickstarter money will keep the project free from studio interference, a gripe that The Canyons writer Bret Easton Ellis voaclized with RollingStone.com . It will also allow Braff to shoot the film in Los Angeles instead of tax haven Vancouver (a move that a Kim Kardashian imdb budget-conscious studio would insist upon); as such, he'll have a payroll to spend on American workers.
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Yet for years, Ferrell and director Adam McKay struggled to get a sequel off the ground.We all resigned ourselves to the fact that it was never going to happen, says Carell. It just didnt seem to get any traction. Set a few years after the first movie,Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues(in theaters Dec. 20) finds Ron Burgundy who has lost everything and been reduced to announcing the dolphin show at Sea World getting a shot at redemption when he and the rest of the team are recruited into the new world of 24-hour cable news. The idea that Ron Burgundy would suddenly be on this national stage always seemed hilarious to us,says McKay, who briefly explored the idea of doing the sequel http://fosterkacp.soup.io/post/330576353/Kim-Kardashian-Makes-First-Post-Baby-Appearance as a Broadway musical before bringing it to the screen. For his part,Ferrell is just amazed that the cult ofAnchormanhas endured for so long.Someone sent me and Adam a photo of a troop transport carrier in Baghdad, in the days when the Iraq war was still pretty nasty, Ferrell remembers. Ron Burgundys face was stenciled on the side and it said, Stay classy, Baghdad. He laughs.
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His timing is impeccable, proving that he can play off of anyone whether its disguised as a Mexican plumber trying to infiltrate an after-hours company party or showing his awkward social graces in the company of his love interest. Glover also manages to balance multiple forms of comedy at the Kim Kardashian fansite same time, like when the Mystery team is trying to execute a stake-out at a strip joint all while at the same time trying to spurn the advances of the strippers. Glover tackles the physical comedy necessary, all while delivering sharp and witty dialogue. Now, thats not to say that you should underestimate the performances of either Dierkes or Pierson. Quite the opposite, actually. Both lesser-known troupe members are solid contenders in their own right. In fact, each one gets plenty of opportunity to show off their comedic talents by themselves. Not only do they each nail their material, but it later emphasizes how well all three play off each other when they share the camera. The rest of the cast is pretty strong as well. Aubrey is Aubrey, which isnt necessarily a bad thing. There just isnt much for her to do since her main purpose is to play Glovers love interest, as well as the Abbott to his Costello (that just created a nasty image in my head). She does get the chance to get her hands dirty a little with the plot, but otherwise shes just another foil for Glover. There are also a couple of familiar faces (partly due to their connections to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater), while some of the cast are people who just happen to be friends with the writers of the movie. Surprisingly, they all do a pretty impressive job. At this point I want to take a moment to give a special shout-out to Bobby Moynihan, who plays the convenience store clerk Jordy. I will admit, when he first joined SNL I couldnt stand him. His characters were annoying and there simply wasnt any performance that made him stand out as a solid player. But, over the next few years he finally came into his own and now he happens to be one of my favourite cast members. Im saying all this because the man owns every scene hes in in this movie. His efforts arent plain-as-day funny, but theres a subtlety to how he approaches his character that makes me chuckle the entire time he is on screen. And he happens to deliver one of my favourite lines from the film. Fortunately, Macarena at gunpoint never quite took off. With all the praise I have showered upon Mystery Team, I have to be honest for the life of me I really cant think of anything negative to say about it. Aside from Plaza character being somewhat wasted (not in the drug sense), I guess the only other thing I can knock the film for is that for what it delivers, it is a bit formulaic. Youve seen plenty of comedies where the protagonists break up and go off on their own as they do some soul searching, only to come here. back in the last act and become stronger than ever. Thing is, theres just so much Mystery Team gets right, that it completely dwarfs anything that might be wrong. Final thought Derrick Comedy managed to take the Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, and The Little Rascals, put them in a blender, and make an R-rated comedy out of the resulting mixture. And its hilarious. Is It Worth a Look?
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Of course, Jasmine is no doe-eyed innocent, and the movie shows that she was willing to look the other way, doing whatever she feels is in her best interest. After her bankruptcy, that includes moving in with her sister (Hawkins) in San Francisco, a sister she never had much interest in before the bankruptcy. This move is challenged by the sisters mechanic boyfriend (Cannavale), the Stanley to her Stella, who knows a rat when he sees one. Jasmine promises that shell just be there until she can get on her feet. The drama between the three of them can be a little one-note, only because their characters are so steadfast, and Allen avoids this by weaving the narrative through past and present, as Jasmine relives what happened to her in flashbacks.
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Finance Tue, Aug 6, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT - U.S. Markets close in 2 hrs 53 mins Stock Watch Rentrak Is Now China's Movie Measurement Service Rentrak Launches Its Global Movie Currency in the World's Fastest-Growing Movie Market Press Release: Rentrak Corporation 6 hours ago 21.17 -0.16 PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Rentrak ( RENT ), which precisely measures movies and TV everywhere, today announced that it is has launched its International Box Office Essentials service to report daily theater-level information in China, the world's fastest-growing movie market. The new product for China, which has already gathered two years of historical data, provides the movie industry with real-time box office results from the world's second-largest box office market. When Rentrak started this service in China, only 2,000 theaters were reporting daily theater-level grosses. Today, more than 2,500 theaters reportaccounting for 95 percent of the market in China.
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Originally, a movie featuring Master Chief was set to be created by Microsoft in collaboration with Peter Jacksons production company, but the project failed to evolve past the planning stages. Blomkamp is quoted by Hitfix as saying, The luck is the fact that Peter and Fran let me make out of the ruins that were Halo. What happened out of that was learning to trust my ideas. If Halo had come out and succeeded or failed, I wouldnt have learned that. Apparently, the movie director is not interested in working with any big franchises at the moment, despite the fact that District 9, with its blend of classic science fiction and human emotion, led many studios to contact him. http://free.yudu.com/item/details/1053698/Chris-Brown-s-monster-murals-on-wall-of-his-Hollyw The director adds, There are many franchises out there I would love to participate in. The problem is when you agree to do that, you take a lot of the control that you have over your own creative destiny away from yourself. At the moment, Neill Blomkamp is getting ready to launch a new science fiction project called Elysium. No Halo-based movie is currently in development. During the announcement of the Xbox One home console , Microsoft said that it was working with veteran science fiction creator Steven Spielberg to make a live action television series based on the franchise.