We may have to wait until Christmas to see James Franco and Seth Rogen in 'The Interview,' but the pair are already hard at work making sure that audiences are extremely, perhaps uncomfortably familiar with their characters through a 'Very Special VMA Special.'
Sony is digitally removing thousands of military decorations on the uniforms of the North Korean military characters. Apparently, showing these specific symbols, which honor Kim Jong Un and his late father Kim Jong Il, on film would be considered hugely offensive to North Korean government.
'The Interview' trailer suggests that writer/directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg aren't taking it easy after 'This Is the End.' Rogen reunites with James Franco to star in the film, and the duo act as the world's worst spies as they head to North Korean with plans to kill Kim Jong-un.
One of the reasons why Mondo Posters have become a such a big thing in the geek community is that few modern posters pop these days. Bad photoshop, floating heads, few done with any sense of artistry. Which is why it's going to be awfully hard for a studio to produce a better poster than the one just released for writer/directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's 'The Interview.'
'Neighbors' was an instant comedy hit when it landed in theaters last month, and with the film crossing $135 million at the box office this weekend, the question of a sequel is inevitable. And this weekend star and producer Seth Rogen admitted that there has definitely been talk of a sequel with the Universal -- but so far it's just talk.
What happened when Elliot Rodger picked up a gun had little, if anything, to do with cinematic escapist fantasy, and everything to do with mental illness, misogyny, and a tragic confluence of factors that allowed a young man to claim six lives. In a recently published piece in the Washington Post, critic Ann Hornaday blames the media, as we often rush to do, for enabling the now infamous mass murderer who went on a killing spree before taking his own life in Isla Vista, California. But she's pointing her finger in the wrong direction.
Let's call this a victory lap for Nicholas Stoller. And, to be honest, Stoller deserves a victory lap after his movie, 'Neighbors,' surprisingly finished number one at the box office this past weekend (grossing over $61 million domestically to date) ousting 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' from the top spot. And, for Stoller, this marks the first time he's directed a number one film: His previous efforts -- 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' "Get Him to the Greek,' and 'The Five-Year Engagement' -- all fell short. And, for Stoller, he knew he had a hit movie when Universal stopped putting a limit on his daily per diem. Nicholas Stoller is officially a big shot.
Stoller called this past Thursday afternoon to discuss the success of 'Neighbors' (a movie, if you somehow don't know, about Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's quiet neighborhood being turned upside down by Zac Efron and Dave Franco's noisy fraternity) and, boy, nothing can put someone in a good mood like having an unexpected number one movie. Ahead, Stoller takes a 'Neighbors' victory lap; explains why he wasn't worried about naming his movie after an ill-fated John Belushi movie; and, as a bonus. tells us exactly where in the movie we can see Christopher Mintz-Plasse's penis.
Like so many comedic actors, Seth Rogen seems to have a type. He's the lovable schlub, the agreeable, pot-smoking best friend who avoids conflict until absolutely necessary. It's easy to watch him in a handful of his biggest hits, peg him as a funny, one-trick pony and move on. But, you'd be making a big mistake.
Sure, Rogen has a default persona, but his career is not defined by his popular image. Rather, his career is defined in the fringes and in the subtleties, where he takes what's expected of him and delivers something completely different. Rogen's greatest trick is that he's quietly become the most important person working in film comedy today, all without calling attention to his accomplishments.
It’s a little surprising that, with a huge summer-movie-season-comedy like ‘Neighbors’ opening in theaters this weekend, there hasn’t been more talk about the other movie titled ‘Neighbors,’ even in passing. Well, that’s not entirely true, because I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in conversation and the response has been usually some sort of version of a blank stare.
Maybe the people who are old enough to remember 1981’s 'Neighbors' don’t want to remember 'Neighbors,' for a plethora of reasons. The most obvious: It was John Belushi’s last film before dying of a speedball overdose.
'Neighbors' is a hilarious movie. Let's start there. It's the day after the film's raucous premiere at SXSW and it's clear that the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy has the potential to become the sleeper hit of the summer. Given the film's college theme, we caught up with stars Seth Rogen and Dave Franco to talk about the film over what some might consider the greatest college drinking game of all-time, beer pong. It's Team ScreenCrush vs. Team 'Neighbors' in an epic, beer-soaked (literally) battle!