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‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’ Eyes ‘Once’ Director John Carney

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by Britt Hayes March 5, 2016 @ 1:53 PM
Roger Ebert
John Carney’s Sing Street was a hit at Sundance, but when we spoke with the director he told us that it might be his last musical for a while. It looks like Carney may have found his first non-musical gig with Russ and Roger Go Beyond, the long-developing project that will explore the friendship between iconic film critic Roger Ebert and cult director Russ Meyer, who collaborated on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

The New ‘Angry Birds’ Trailer Is Urine-Drinking Fun For the Whole Family

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by Charles Bramesco January 27, 2016 @ 8:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRmKa7vvct4
Even as video games go, the mobile app Angry Birds is pretty conceptually thin. There are birds. They are angry, ostensibly because green pigs have constructed elaborate castles all over their bird-world...

Josh Gad to Play Roger Ebert Opposite Will Ferrell in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

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by Britt Hayes September 1, 2015 @ 5:35 PM
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Josh Gad has reportedly been in talks for months to play iconic film critic Roger Ebert in Russ and Roger Go Beyond, a new film that follows Ebert’s personal and professional relationship with filmmaker Russ Meyer. Will Ferrell has been locked in the role of Meyer for a while now, but the rumors of Gad’s involvement have now become more official as the actor has officially signed on for the project.

‘Pixels’ Review: Adam Sandler Versus Video-Game Characters, His Palpable Sense of Boredom

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by Matt Singer July 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Sony
Adam Sandler used to make comedies. Now he makes Adam Sandler movies; bland exercises in nostalgia where he hangs out with his actor buddies, cracks a few jokes, and exerts as little effort as is humanly possible to the sounds of early ’80s rock and pop. Pixels is the latest and canniest Adam Sandler movie yet. It mines his older audience’s affection for the classic arcade games of their youth, and his younger audience’s affection for the ideas of video games coming to life. The famous gaming cameos are sure to make Pixels a huge hit, even though it’s just as unfunny as everything else Sandler produces these days.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Eddie Murphy Loves the ‘Twins’ Sequel Idea

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by Britt Hayes June 27, 2015 @ 10:26 AM
Universal
We’ve been hearing about the Twins sequel for a long time now, but it’s been a while since we’ve gotten an update. Josh Gad was hired to write the screenplay, but back in January the writer and actor said that Universal had put the project on hold for the time being — even though everyone loves the script. “Everyone” also apparently includes Eddie Murphy, as Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that his potential co-star is thrilled with the idea for Triplets.

New ‘Pixels’ Trailer Pits Adam Sandler Against Video Game Aliens

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by Jacob Hall May 19, 2015 @ 10:52 AM
It’s no secret that Pixels began its life as a short film, a special effects demo that showed off some inventive and amusing imagery that wasn’t required to have things like, you know, a plot or characters. So the feature version of Pixels had to find an excuse for classic arcade characters to invade Earth and that excuse was aliens. Who look like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong for some reason. And whose greatest opponent is Adam Sandler. Okay. The new trailer isn’t going to change your mind if that premise still sounds like nails on a chalkboard.

Josh Gad Gives Us an Update on That ‘Twins’ Sequel

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by Britt Hayes January 7, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Universal
Delayed sequels have become a fun trend, like the long-gestating ‘Bill and Ted’ sequel, or the recently released ‘Dumb and Dumber To.’ A couple of years ago we learned about a rather curious sequel: ‘Triplets,’ the follow-up to the 1988 comedy ‘Twins,’ which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as unlikely twin brothers. It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the project, but writer Josh Gad has delivered a somewhat promising update.