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Jonah Hill Turns Danny Brown's 'Ain't It Funny' Into A Sinister Sitcom


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Detroit Rapper Danny Brown has just unveiled a disturbing yet strangely hilarious new music video for his latest single 'Ain't It Funny', directed by none other than Jonah Hill. The song is from his critically acclaimed fourth album 'Atrocity Exhibition' which was released last year.

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The video for 'Ain't It Funny' is set like a traditional 80s sitcom on a fictional channel called The Religious Values Network. It features a family of five; the mother, the father, the little brat brother, the older daughter and the uncle. Danny Brown plays the crack-smoking Uncle whose problem no-one takes any notice of. 

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War Dogs Review

Good

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed a massive defence contract with the American government to sell arms for the War on Terror. The story is told with a heavy dose of macho swagger by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, which makes it entertaining even as it dodges the heavier themes the plot is raising. It's also set in a world where smugness is an asset and women are irrelevant.

It begins in 2005 Miami, where David (Miles Teller) is working as a masseur and living happily with his girlfriend Iz (Ana de Armas). Then he runs into his old school friend Efraim (Jonah Hill), who convinces him that there's money to be made selling weapons to the US military. Over the next few years, the business expands dramatically, bringing in a fortune as David and Efraim travel into Iraq to see their deals through. Then they land a massive new contract that involves working with a rather dodgy supplier (Bradley Cooper) and processing the arms in Albania. But as they start bending the law to maximise their profits, things start to fall apart.

Phillips tells this with a quick step and a twinkle in his eye, zipping through the events with masculine energy, filling scenes with black humour as the business gets murkier. Hill and Teller make a terrific team, using their impeccable comic timing to make every scene zing. They are also excellent at bringing out the contrasts between David and Efraim: David tries to do things right, Efraim has no moral compass. And their differing approaches to cross-cultural situations are telling as well. Many of their conflicts seem scripted for movie purposes, but they're so well-played that we don't mind too much. By comparison, the supporting cast kind of fades into the background. Cooper grabs attention in a seriously oddball role, while de Armas is completely sidelined as the only person with a conscience.

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Jonah Hill Did So Much Fake Cocaine In 'Wolf Of Wall Street' He Ended Up Hospitalised


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Jonah Hill has revealed he ended up in hospital during the filming of the Wolf of Wall Street after ingesting too much fake cocaine. The actor starred as Donnie Azoff in the 2014 Martin Scorsese film and spent a lot of his screen time snorting the fake powder.

Jonah HillJonah Hill pretty much overdosed on fake cocaine during Wolf Of Wall Street filming

Speaking on Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons Hill said: “I had to be hospitalised. If you ingest that much matter into your lungs you’ll get very sick, and we were literally doing fake coke for, like, seven months, every day.

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Jonah Hill And Miles Teller Bonded Quickly For War Dogs


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In the new comedy-drama War Dogs, Jonah Hill and Miles Teller play childhood friends who meet up again in their late 20s and go into business as arms dealers. Since it's based on a true story, both actors were keen to dive into the roles.

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Hill says he was aware of the story from a Rolling Stone article, but found out that The Hangover director Todd Phillips had already bought the rights. "So I reached out to him," Hill says. "And I said, 'If you ever make a movie out of this, I'd love to talk about playing Efraim because he is one bizarre, messed-up character.' I was just really attracted to how insane the story was and that the characters were people my age doing these insane things."

Teller agrees that the characters' age was a key factor in his interest in the role. "I think that these guys' youth kind of gave them a certain feeling that maybe they didn't have as much to lose," he says. "It's rare to get a script for guys in their 20s that are actually doing things with big responsibility or a more mature tone. And I was excited to play the straight guy who actually has more of a moral compass. Those aren't always the parts you're getting."

Watch the trailer for 'War Dogs' here:


 

While Teller was able to work with David Packouz, the man he plays in the film, Hill still hasn't met Efraim Diveroli. "As written, Efraim was kind of outlandish, colourful, deceitful and manipulative," Hill says. "But also everyone described him as very charming. So that was the great challenge."

In working on the role, he also began to understand Efraim's morality. "It's the 14-year-old version of yourself that goes, 'Hell, yeah!' but you don't examine the outcome," Hill says. "You see the snapshot and want to live in that snapshot, but you don't see the moral, physical, legal repercussions. You're just thinking like a kid."

Due to previous work commitments, Hill and Teller didn't have the usual time to bond before filming began. But Hill says this actually worked in their favour. "These are two people who were really close but haven't seen each other for a long, long period of time," he says. "On the set, I think we got to really bond because we started the movie in Romania."

Teller agrees: "Yeah, you bond when you're just waking up at 2am in a country where you don't know anybody and you don't know anything!"

Leonardo DiCaprio Pranks Buddy Jonah Hill By Pretending To Be A Fan


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It seems celebrities are just as easily amused as your average Joe, as proven by Leonardo Dicaprio in a recent paparazzi video. He was seen playing a spur-of-the-moment prank on his good friend and former co-star Jonah Hill in New York the other day, while out with his entourage.

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'The Revenant' star Leonardo DiCaprio decided to trick his fellow actor when he spotted him standing alone outside a bookstore on Monday (August 1st 2016). In footage taken by paparazzi, he is is seen noticing Jonah Hill in the street and running up to him with his phone out pretending to be a fan. 

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Hail, Caesar! Review

Excellent

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.

It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.

As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.

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Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.

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A Week In Movies: Cannes Kicks Off, Tomorrowland Premieres, Cameras Roll In Miami And Trailers Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep And Anne Hathaway


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The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the French Riviera this week with acting icon Catherine Deneuve, who stars in the opening night film Standing Tall. She was joined on the red carpet by a glamorous line-up including Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Jane Seymour.

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Michael Cera Pulls A Beyonce, Releases (Really Good) Surprise Album


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Um, did anyone else not know that Michael Cera is a musician? Outside of Scott Pilgrim, I mean. Not only that, he’s actually really good, if his new indie album, True That, is anything to go by. Cera pulled a Beyonce and released the album on his Bandcamp without any prior announcement. Those who want to get acquainted with Cera’s musical talents can buy True That for $7 or stream it for free.

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Did I mention you can stream it for free? [Getty/Larry Busacca]

Oh and did we mention it’s really very good? Cera relies a lot on dissonance, which sorts itself into melody later in the songs and it’s a really engaging listen. It’s a quiet, chilled out mix of songs with some (dare we say it?) Sufjan Stephens influences and plenty of cinematic references, probably to remind us of Cera’s day job.

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The Case For Channing Tatum To Stick To Making Comedy Movies


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Over the past few years we’ve been confronted by the curious case of Channing Tatum. Mostly in the sense of wondering what kind of actor it is that Tatum wants to be? He first rose to fame as Tyler Gage in the 2006 dance movie Step Up and he became a teeny bopper heartthrob almost overnight. With his muscular physique and loose hips he quickly amassed a huge female fan base who have been loyal to him throughout his career.

Channing Tatum Comedy Actor Tatum met wife Jenna Dewa-Tatum when they starred in Step Up together

The natural progression (with a body like that) must have seemed to be action movies of chick flicks, and Tatum has dabbled in his fair share of both. Starring in movies like Dear John and The Vow, Tatum proved his leading man abilities and it seemed as though for a while he’d found his niche in the cheesy, tear-jerking genre.

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'22 Jump Street' Tops US Box Office But Are New Releases This Weekend Serious Threats?


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22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2 have topped the US weekend box office. The two newcomers gained, respectively, first and second position knocking, The Fault In Our Stars off the top spot. The latter film has plummeted to fifth two weeks after its release. Maleficent remains in the top three, having being pushed out of second position by HTTYD2. But after two weeks, the Disney re-envisioning of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale is doing fairly well. 

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in 22 Jump Street.

22 Jump Street, which stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as two undercover cops in college, has received positive reviews from critics and has evidently won over audiences with the reprisal of childish antics and easy laughs we encountered in the original, 21 Jump Street. It's the perfect film for the summer months and with the new competition released this weekend (20th June), may not be out of the box office top ten for some time. So what is on offer for this weekend?

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After Solid Reviews, "22 Jump Street" Tops Weekend Box Office


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And the weekend box office winner is... drumrol please… 22 Jump Street. With $60 million over the three-day period, The Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum starring college comedy easily topped the other new release this weekend – How to Train Your Dragon. Both sequels got a boost from built-in franchise audiences, but the family film Dragon made only $50 million – still an impressive payday, considering it was competing against another big studio sequel. In the end, it was a win-win for Hollywood, since the double release weekend means strong box office figures all around.

Watch the 22 Jump Street trailer below.


Jump Speed recorded the fifth biggest opening for an R-rated comedy ever, afterthe $67m weekends of Rush Hour 2 and Bruce Almighty, the $73m weekend of Austin Powers 3, and the $85m Fri-Sun frame of The Hangover part II.

Click here to read Rich Cline's Review of 22 Jump Street

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'22 Jump Street' Continues The Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum Comedy Revolution


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With the self-aware action-comedy sequel 22 Jump Street, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are cementing themselves as A-list stars capable of leading just about any genre. And as a duo, they appear to be unstoppable.

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This is Hill's third film in 2014, after lending his voice to two animated hits, The Lego Movie (by Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Last year he received his second Oscar nomination for his role in Martin Scorsese's edgy biopic The Wolf of Wall Street and also appeared in the apocalyptic gross-out comedy This Is the End.

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With 100%, Is 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' The Best Comedy Sequel Of 2014?


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Forget 22 Jump Street - 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is your finest comedy sequel of the year. Or so say the critics. DreamWorks Animation landed a major hit in 2010 when the original movie took a huge $500 million on a budget of $165 million - it was clearly ripe for a franchise and the signs suggest the animation giant have played this one perfectly.

How To Train Your Dragon 2Hiccup returns in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

The original story took place in a mythical Viking world where a young teenager named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After capturing his first beast, Hiccup finds that he has no desire to kill it and instead befriends it.

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Channing Tatums Are From "Planet Hot" And Jonah Hills Are From "Planet Jew" Apparently


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Jonah Hill should probably be keeping his head down after calling someone a ‘fa**ot’. But the ‘22 Jump Street’ star is still delving into his risky jokes catalogue whenever he feels the need to, and decided Late Night With Seth Meyers would be a good time to mock his own Jewish heritage. 

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According to Hill, he and his Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum, "literally look and act like we're from different planets!" In fact: "Like he's from planet hot, and I'm from planet Jew!" Of course, Hill is referencing Tatum’s status as a sex icon in comparison to his own, doughy physique.

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Channing Tatum Waxes Lyrical About Ireland While Promoting '22 Jump Street'


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If it were down to Channing Tatum, every film he makes from now on will be shot on the Emerald Isle. The ’22 Jump Street’ star couldn’t help but express his fondness for Ireland while promoting his new film alongside Jonah Hill.

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“I’ve shot in England, Scotland and Wales but never in Ireland. I’d love to come back and do some work,” the American actor said. “It’s great to be here and the Irish fans are unbelievable - loud but unbelievable. I haven’t seen a huge amount of the city just yet, but I’m looking forward to trying a pint of Guinness later on.”

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22 Jump Street - Clip


After a pretty traumatic time returning to high school to uncover the source of a popular new drug, young cops Schmidt and Jenko are being forced to go undercover yet again. This time their special division has been moved from 21 to 22 Jump Street and they are re-experiencing college life. Sound fun? Well, not when you haven't got a clue what is going through kids' minds these days and with a new narcotic going around called Whyphy (that sounds a lot like WiFi), they've got an exceptionally tricky situation on their hands. Spring Break might mean time off for the students, but for Schmidt and Jenko it's the perfect opportunity to find the suppliers. First though, they need a little help from an old perp, who's currently serving time in jail after their previous drug bust.

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Jonah Hill - 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Thought 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Was Bad? Honestly: Belfort's Real Life Was Worse


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The decadence, debauchery, illegality and ignorance portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is something to behold. You’d be forgiven for thinking Leonardo Dicaprio, and the script and characters that surround him, are caricatures of the real Jordan Belfort and friends; over-emphasised for comic effect; blown out of proportion to hit the message home.

Wolf of Wall StreetJonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio live out the lives of those imfamous Wall Street brokers

But the real Jordan Belfort has admitted that while a great deal of the film’s content is true, some of it was even worse during his hedonistic days on Wall Street. If you’ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street, then you’ll find that hard to believe.

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Jonah Hill - The 18th Annual ADG Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 9th February 2014

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill - 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards_Show At The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 9th February 2014

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill
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Leonardo Dicaprio, Jonah Hill and Martin Scorsese

Jonah Hill - 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards At The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 9th February 2014

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Jonah Hill, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio - 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Cinema Vanguard Award honors Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio - Arrivals - Santa Barbara, California, United States - Friday 7th February 2014

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Jonah Hill, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio

Jonah Hill, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio - 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Cinema Vanguard Award honors Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio - Arrivals - Santa Barbara, California, United States - Thursday 6th February 2014

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Jonah Hill - Credit:RW/MediaPunch Inc. - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 21st January 2014

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'Ride Along' Tops Box Office, Chased By 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' And 'Frozen'


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Ride Along has topped the box office upon its first weekend of release, raking in $41.2 (£25.1) million worldwide and seeing off the likes of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Frozen and Wolf of Wall Street. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube's new comedy has far exceeded its forecasted $28m (£17m) and has become the biggest debut on record for the three-day Martin Luther King holiday in the US.

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'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Has Narrowly Missed Out On Topping The Box Office Again.

Nikki Rocco, Universal Pictures' head of domestic distribution, said that the film's success could be partly attributed to good timing and that the movie is a hit with both male and female audiences, making it a perfect choice for a date night at the movies, via Reuters.

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at The Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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Jonah Hill - 71st Annual Golden Globes - Red Carpet Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th January 2014

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Margot Robbie, Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street - UK film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th January 2014

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A Week In Movies: Meryl Streep Takes Action! Daniel Radcliffe Runs! And We Get New Trailers For X-Men, Budapest Hotel And More


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News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director Jj Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

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Ahead Of London Premiere, Evan Goldberg Defends "This Is The End's" Guy-Centric Universe


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The Apocalypse is a trending topic lately and you can bet that when Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg took it on, it wasn’t going to be anything other than a party. And party Rogen does, along with co-stars Jay Baruchel, James Franko, Craig Robinson and Jonah Hill (along with probably every other Hollywood comedian you can think of.) It’s an homage to bromance, while also being constantly hilarious and, while This Is The End probably doesn’t qualify as high cinema, so far there are no complaints (or not too many, at least.) While the film saw its US premiere more than two weeks ago, it is only now coming to the UK with a release date set for June 28th. Ahead of the official premiere, Rogen, Goldberg and James Franco attended an advance screening of the film Tuesday (June 25) at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London.

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Evan and Goldberg have turned the end of the world into a Hollywood rager.

To commemorate the occasion, Goldberg gave a few more details about the deeper meaning behind the apocalyptic comedy. As you can guess, it’s all about male friendship. "I think," says Goldberg in the interview, "movies didn't focus on male friendship so much before because people were insanely homophobic, and just uncool about man-to-man relationships. Now people are more accepting." Which may be true, but that doesn’t mean that the movie hasn’t gotten a lot of flack precisely for being so focused on male bonds – and neglecting to feature complex female characters entirely. Goldberg has an answer for that too.

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Seth Rogen Gets Back Into The Groove With 'This Is The End'


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If you’ve been keeping up on your film news at all this year, Seth Rogen’s apocalyptic comedy This Is The End should have been a big bleep on the radar. Not only does it feature pretty much everyone you can think of on the Hollywood comedy circuit (seriously, you have Michael Sera acting opposite Jason Segel, Rogen, James Franco, Emma Watson, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and cameos from practically every big comedian of the past five years.) The cast list goes on and on.

 

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Seth Rogen Gets Everyone Excited With 'Pineapple Express 2' Trailer (Video)


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Seth Rogen and his pals James Franco and Danny McBride had everyone fooled over the weekend with a new trailer for 'Pineapple Express 2' - a sort of fake viral marketing campaigning for new film 'This Is The End.' Of course, the sequel was an April Fool's joke, though the second movie is very much real.

Stoner comedy Pineapple Express was a hit for Rogen, Franco and director David Gordon in the summer 2008, famously using M.I.A's track Paper Planes in the trailer. The song features in the fake sequel trailer, which sees the famous pair tasked with assassinating Woody Harrelson, or else! Jonah Hill also makes an appearance, noting, "Weed is for the people, it's the people's weed," while looking, well, pretty relaxed.

It's all good fun, though Rogen has the serious task of promoting 'This Is The End,' his new post-apocalyptic movie co-written with Superbad's Evan Goldberg. "We thought it'd be funny to see really famous people die in super graphic ways," Rogen said of the film at WonderCon this weekend "People were into it. At first we thought they'd be insulted or something like that - and some of them were - but most of them weren't. They were into it."

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Don Lemon: Putting The World To Rights By Arguing With Jonah Hill Via Twitter


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Don Lemon took to Twitter recently to air his irritation with Jonah Hill, after Hill was not utterly overawed and enamoured in his brief, hotel lobby meeting with Lemon.

Don Lemon is an outspoken and award winning news anchor with CNN and has done reports on Hurricane Katrina, the African Aids Epidemic and even won the Edward R. Murrow award for his work on the Beltway sniper attacks. With that kind of journalistic record under his belt, to take to Twitter in a feud seems really odd. Jonah Hill is the Superbad funny-man who has forged a very successful career for himself, branching out of comedy in Moneyball  as well as producing and writing 21 Jump Street. Lemon's tweet to Jonah reads:

Jonah Hill responded, saying "I said hi. What do you want me to do, move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn't realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace." according to USA Today (the original tweet has been deleted). Lemon responded again "@JonahHill Hardly. You're not my type. But I know rude. And u were." Anyway, enough of this he-said-she-said business, this entire feud is ridiculous.

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Jonah Hill Squeezes Bitter Lemon


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One of the most ridiculously petty arguments ever appears to have broken out over Twitter after what was deemed by a seemingly overly uptight Don Lemon to be a less than courteous handshake by actor Jonah Hill in a hotel recently.

The pair have been bickering over what appears to be precisely nothing over the social networking site, with Lemon spilling his rage into an appearance on CNN. "Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn't know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind” grumbled Lemon on Twitter, an indication that had racial undertones. Hill was less than impressed, replying "I said hi what do you want me to do move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn't realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace." adding: "I walked out of the restroom and found you waiting for me. Shook hands, said hi and was on my way. Sorry if you found that rude."

Lemon then went on CNN and continued his rant: “Jonah Hill doesn't owe me anything, and he may have been having a bad day ... but Jonah Hill treated me like the help” he fumed, though he did admit he was squeezed on the hand by Hill. He claimed however that it was a “wet handshake", continuing: "Normally it doesn’t bother me, but I was done ... because I’d been taught by mother to always be kind to people.” What a bitter Lemon.

Moneyball Review


Excellent
Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction book, this film is written, directed and played with both intelligence and emotion. And the most impressive thing is the way it avoids sentimentality at every turn, even when things turn emotional.

After an unsuccessful career as a baseball player, Billy Beane (Pitt) is now the general manager of the Oakland A's. But the team's low budget makes it unable to compete with the league's wealthy clubs. Then he meets Peter (Hill), an economist who uses stats and numbers to rank players, and they work out a system to field a championship team within budget. Getting the coach (Hoffman) to go along with this is virtually impossible, and baseball's old timers think Billy is insane. Until the A's start winning.

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Actor and comedian Jonah Hill (Knocked Up; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Get Him to the Greek) arrives at 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in New York. He stands for photos before crossing the road. He is then seen getting his picture taken with fans. He waves to his fans before getting in the waiting car.

Jonah Hill made his film debut in 2005 comedy 'I Heart Huckabees' but he rose to fame starring in various Judd Apatwo directed movies. He can next be seen in 'Moneyball' alongside Brad Pitt and in his own animated sitcom 'Allen Gregory', which will premiere on FOX on October 30th 2011

Moneyball Trailer


Billy Beane is the general manager of the baseball team Oakland Athletics, who have a budget of $41 million. Looking to expand the team's budget so he can buy some of the best competitive players, he goes to the manager, Art Howe, who refuses, citing the New York Yankees, who had just spent over $125 million on players.

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Video - Jonah Hill Arriving At The World Premiere Of 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' Held At The Ziegfeld Theater New York


Jonah Hill was spotted at the premiere, sporting his much talked about new slimline look.

Hill recently revealed to the Los Angeles Times that he had hired a nutritionist and changed his eating habits because he ".thought it was important to be healthier." He went on to say: "I wouldn't say it's the most fun endeavor I've ever took on in my life -- but it's important. And I'm enjoying it. If I eat something unhealthy now, I kind of feel a little weird and my body hurts."

Megamind Review


Excellent
A snappy script and superior voice work make this animated action-comedy much more fun than expected. Even though the premise and visual style are similar to both The Incredibles and the more-recent Despicable Me, this film has an attitude all its own.

An orphan from a destroyed planet, Megamind (voiced by Ferrell) has been pushed into the role of the villain of Metro City. His only superpower is his intellect, with which he creates outrageous gadgets to battle his lifelong nemesis, the publicly adored Metro Man (Pitt). When one plan actually succeeds, Megamind and his sidekick Minion (Cross) take over the city, but are bored without someone to fight. So he decides to create a new superhero. Meanwhile, he starts to fall for Roxanne (Fey), a journalist who hates him.

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Jonah Hill, Interview


Interview with Jonah Hill

We speak with Jonah Hill about his role in Nicholas Stoller's latest film Get Him To The Greek. The film is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on November 1st 2010 and also stars Russell Brand.

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Cyrus Review


Excellent
This twisted variation on the romantic-comedy takes a sharply funny look at male relationships. And Reilly and Hill get to shine in extremely vivid characters that keep us both laughing and cringing with fear over what might happen next.

After seven years, John (Reilly) still hasn't got over the break-up of his marriage to Jamie (Keener), but now that she's marrying Tim (Walsh) he really should move on. At a party, he meets Molly (Tomei), an improbably hot woman who actually seems to like his goofy behaviour, and their relationship gets serious very quickly. But Molly's 21-year-old son Cyrus (Hill) isn't quite ready for his mother to settle down with another man and launches a silent campaign to scupper the romance.

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Get Him To The Greek Review


Very Good
With all the hallmarks of an Apatow production (vulgarity, racy humour, adults acting like children), this Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off is lively and silly enough to keep us giggling. But its darker moments make the tone rather uneven.

Aaron (Hill) works at a Los Angeles record label that's struggling to make money, so he proposes restaging the iconic Greek Theater gig by fading rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) 10 years ago. Then his intense boss (Combs) sends Aaron to London to accompany the notoriously unreliable Aldous back to L.A. by way of New York and Las Vegas. And of course nothing goes as planned, all coloured by trouble both guys are having with their girlfriends (Moss and Byrne). Will they make it to the Greek in time?

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Cyrus Trailer


John's ex-wife is about to get remarried - John isn't really ready to move on yet. When the down on his luck divorcee finally finds a new 'woman of his dreams' he discovers she has another man in her life, her son Cyrus.

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Megamind Trailer


Every super-villain needs an arch nemesis, and generally they come in the form of a superhero! Megamind and Metro Man have that exact relationship. Megamind is the worlds most famous super-villain and for the past 20 years Metro Man has shattered all his efforts at world domination.

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How To Train Your Dragon Review


Excellent
A winning combination of vivid imagery, snappy writing and a strong narrative lifts this far above most animated features. And it also has a surprisingly effective message woven into the comedy and action.

In an isolated Viking village, vicious attacks by fire-breathing dragons are standard, so naturally the villagers grow up to be dragon-slayers. The exception is Hiccup (Baruchel), a geeky teen who simply can't think inside the box, as it were. His annoyed tough-guy father Stoick (Butler) reluctantly allows Hiccup to train at the dragon-fighting school run by Gobber (Ferguson).

Hiccup is only interested because the sexy Astrid (Ferrera) is the top student.

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The Invention Of Lying Review


Good
As bright and witty as this film is, it never quite generates enough momentum to be a comedy classic. It feels more like a gently meandering movie version of a high-concept sketch. At least it's peppered with sharp gags.

In an alternate reality in which humanity hasn't developed the ability to lie, Mark (Gervais) is a loser who accidentally discovers dishonesty and quickly realises the power of his words in a world where everyone believes him. Lying his way to fame and wealth is easy, but things start to spiral out of his control when people develop a religion based on his tall tales. And his biggest problem is that he wants Anna (Garner) to fall in love with him. But lying to her would be cheating.

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Funny People Review


Good
Apatow is a superb writer-director, but his increasing running times are evidence of an irritating self-indulgence. Despite this film's sharp dialog and terrific story, its bloated, undisciplined editing keeps it from being a classic.

George Simmons (Sandler) is an A-list star whose life is awash in alcohol and women. His lack of real friends becomes a problem when he's diagnosed with a terminal blood disease, so he latches onto struggling comic Ira (Rogen), hiring him as an assistant and confidant. The threat of dying makes George reconsider his life, and he realises he only ever loved one woman, Laura (Mann), who now has a family with Aussie businessman Clarke (a hilarious Bana). And when George's medical treatment succeeds, he decides to get her back.

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Strange Wilderness Review


Weak
Take the second-tier crew from both Adam Sandler's posse (Allen Covert, Peter Dante) and Judd Apatow's regulars (Jonah Hill, Justin Long) and throw them together in a comedic spin on a Wild Kingdom type set and what do you get? A few chuckles rolled in with a lot of gross-out humor.

Steve Zahn headlines the directorial debut of Joe Dirt screenwriter Fred Wolf, playing Peter Gaulke, the stoner son of a famous Crocodile Hunter-like dad whose show Strange Wilderness was once a mega-hit. After dad died and Peter took over, things went downhill, with Peter turning in episodes punctuated by absurd narration and questionable nature... unless you count girls flashing their breasts in the shrubs behind the office building "nature." Peter defends the segment, of course, claiming them to be "natives."

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Superbad Review


Good
The Superbad bandwagon has grown overcrowded in recent weeks. Entertainment journalists are tripping over bloggers in a race to herald the low-budget laugher as the funniest teen comedy since fill-in-the-blank. Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High has received the most comparisons, followed closely by its overrated spawn, American Pie.

Honestly, Superbad isn't quite as funny as either film. It isn't even the funniest movie released this summer. That distinction still belongs to Knocked Up, which coincidentally was directed by Superbad producer Judd Apatow. The latter packs all the profanity of the former, but sheds the legitimate emotion and dramatic consequence that made Knocked a surprisingly accessible hit.

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Evan Almighty Review


Weak
In hindsight, Bruce Almighty was the death knell for the Jim Carrey we know and love. This isn't completely a bad thing: Rurning away from manic comedy allowed Carrey to do the best acting of his career in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It also allowed for The Number 23. You win some, and you really, really lose some. But that wacky spazz with the ability to manipulate his body like it was made of laffy-taffy was seen hardening in Bruce Almighty, his artful physical comedy becoming a frantic centerpiece to otherwise inept material. It seems strange that Bruce was Carrey's moment of decay while the film's sequel, Evan Almighty, welcomes the great Steve Carell into the annals of mainstream comedic stardom.

Carell's been smart, so far, with his choices of role. Stepping out with small roles in Bruce Almighty and Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, Carell hit pay dirt with last summer's sleeper-hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin, quickly establishing him as an actor with even measures of heart and humor. Then he starred in another sleeper: last year's Oscar-nominated Little Miss Sunshine. It now seems time to allow Carell to try his hand at big-budget ($175 million to be exact) summer comedies, seeing if his mug can rake in the big bucks.

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Knocked Up Review


Essential
What separates the films and television series of Judd Apatow from the rom-com epidemic (I feel that term is fair) is a singular word: growth. Apatow's works spend time with their characters, main and supporting, enough so that we can sincerely laugh with them and understand their decisions. It goes for his oeuvre overall as well: from the troubles of teenagers (Freaks & Geeks) to the pre-paranoia of college life (Undeclared) to the struggle of leaving your youth behind (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Apatow builds, thematically, with each project. And that's how we finally come to Knocked Up.

Ben (Seth Rogen) holds onto drugs and buffoonery the way Andy in Virgin held onto childhood/teenage obsession. He spends his days smoking cannabis, making herpes jokes with his roommates and marking when celebrities get naked in films for a forthcoming website, FleshoftheStars.com. It's at a local club that he meets Alison (Katherine Heigl), a newly-promoted correspondent for the E! network. After a fumbling flirtation and a bevy of drinks, Ben and Alison return to her sister's guest house, willing and ready to make a mistake. That mistake blooms, after 8 weeks, into an unexpected pregnancy, forcing Ben into adulthood and Alison into a relationship that mirrors her sister Debbie's (Apatow's wife Leslie Mann) marriage to Pete (the reliable Paul Rudd).

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Knocked Up Trailer


On the heels of 2005's blockbuster The 40-Year-Old Virgin, writer/director Judd Apatow again mines hilarity from the relatably human in a comedy about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences: Knocked Up. Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy, Roswell) joins Virgin alums Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann for a comic look about the best thing that will ever ruin your best-laid plans: parenthood. 

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Accepted Review


Weak
On paper, there's little doubt that the idea of combining Animal House and Camp Nowhere sounded like a good idea. Both films are entertaining, though the former obviously much more than the latter. Not too surprisingly, Accepted takes the scant mundane parts of Animal House and pastes them on the Camp Nowhere plot, and then decides to throw in a little Van Wilder for old time's sake. If you saw any of these films, expect an uneasy feeling of recycling.

Bartleby (Justin Long) is a clever high school student, but not specifically good at working. He can trick people and has an unnatural ability with words, but he can't get into a college to save his life. Several of his fellow friends and classmates are finding the same problem. After a failed plan to trick his parents, Bartleby decides that the only way to quell his parents' worries is to get an acceptance letter from a fake college. So, on a whim, he and a pack of ravenously creative friends set up a website, buy a space, remodel it, and make it look about as college-like as possible. It works for Bartleby's parents, but soon, hundreds of students are at the gates of the school, ready to learn.

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Campus Ladies: Season One Review


Excellent
Behold the perils of freshman dorm life: sneaking alcohol, surviving communal bathrooms, heading toward menopause... Okay, definitely not all the problems of your average first-year undergrad, but Barri and Joan are far from average. In this ridiculously giddy college comedy series, they're two middle-aged suburbanites who return to school full-blast, living it up shamelessly among their much-younger colleagues.

And "shameless" is the key to the all-out, effortless bawdiness that makes Campus Ladies nothing short of a riot for 22 minutes at a time. At its heart are its two stars (and co-creators), Groundlings veterans Christen Sussin and Carrie Aizley. Both inhabit their characters -- divorced Barri and widowed Joan, respectively -- with an abandon that makes viewers cringe with delight, especially if they have extroverted parents who never know when to shut up.

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The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

A spin-off from 2014's awesome The Lego Movie, this raucously paced action-comedy is proof that...

War Dogs Movie Review

War Dogs Movie Review

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed...

War Dogs Trailer

War Dogs Trailer

War dogs follows the journey of two low end arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...

Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from...

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting...

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps...

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True Story - Featurette Trailer

True Story - Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of upcoming drama 'True Story', including Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity...

True Story Trailer

True Story Trailer

In 2001, Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) was fired from his job at the New York...

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite...

22 Jump Street Movie Review

22 Jump Street Movie Review

A consistently hilarious stream of in-jokes keeps the audience in fits of laughter even if...

22 Jump Street Trailer

22 Jump Street Trailer

After a pretty traumatic time returning to high school to uncover the source of a...

22 Jump Street - International Trailer

22 Jump Street - International Trailer

Schmidt and Jenko are two young cops who thought they'd seen the last of student...

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

It's been five years since blacksmith apprentice Hiccup managed to end the battle between dragons...

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