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‘War Dogs’ Review: Todd Phillips’ Best Movie Since ‘The Hangover’

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by Matt Singer 7 days ago
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Among the review quotes on the Amazon page for Guy Lawson’s Arms and the Dudes about a pair of stoners from Miami who became international arms dealers, is one from the magazine Mother Jones. “It sounds like a comedy flick.” It does, and now it is; War Dogs from director Todd Phillips. As the man who made Old School and The Hangover series, Phillips is a specialist in stories about men of limited intelligence and limitless ability to get into trouble. Finding the story of Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, two ambitious bros who smooth-talked their way into a massive deal with the Pentagon supplying millions of rounds of ammunition to the Afghan military, must have felt like a gift from God. If Phillips and his screenwriters had simply invented these guys and their improbable rise to the top of the American military supply chain, no one would have believed it. But a look at the Rolling Stone article Lawson later expanded into his book confirms that a shocking amount of the events in this movie really happened.

Jonah Hill to Make a Nostalgic Directorial Debut With ‘Mid-90s’

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by Britt Hayes March 30, 2016 @ 7:16 PM
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Jonah Hill is the latest thespian to transition behind the camera, joining famous friends like Seth Rogen and James Franco in making the switch from actor to director. It seems only fitting that the actor who got his big break in the coming-of-age high school comedy Superbad would make his directorial debut with a coming-of-age film of his own, based on a script he also wrote.

‘War Dogs’ Trailer: Miles Teller and Jonah Hill Make a Deal

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by Britt Hayes March 24, 2016 @ 5:15 PM
Formerly known as Arms and the Dudes, the first trailer for War Dogs starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill has arrived, teasing a slight change of pace for The Hangover director Todd Phillips — well, not so slight. It’s still a fairly rowdy and absurd comedy with a crude streak, but this one is based on an unbelievable true story.

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s Fuknaga-Directed ‘Maniac’ Lands Netflix Order

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 23, 2016 @ 10:29 PM
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Once word broke that True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga had in mind to direct talent like Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in a new dark comedy series, we knew the premium outlets would move fast. Unsurprisingly, Netflix managed to snap up the trio’s Maniac with a full series order.

Cary Fukunaga to Direct Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Dark Comedy Series ‘Maniac’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 18, 2016 @ 3:15 PM
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Cary Fukunaga may not ever return to True Detective (assuming True Detective returns at all), but the Beasts of No Nation director has another major TV project in mind. Fukunaga has been tapped to direct a new series adaptation of dark comedy Maniac, already set to star Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

SNL and Jonah Hill Tell One Surreal Sports Story With ‘The Champ’

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by Jacob Hall March 6, 2016 @ 8:54 AM
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Last night’s episode of SNL felt a little unfocused, like it didn’t quite know what to do with guest Jonah Hill. However, when the sketches connected, they really connected, with the best of them truly utilizing Hill’s acting chops (he is a two-time Oscar nominee, after all). So it shouldn’t be too surprising that the high point for Hill came in a pre-filmed sketch — he’s funny in regular sketches, but he really shines when things get a little cinematic.