The Interview, the movie release that’s been at the center of media hysteria for the past week, is now available to stream from the comfort of your home after having its theatrical release pulled. You can still catch the movie in theaters starting tomorrow, Christmas Day, but you’ll only find it in 300 select independent theaters. In order to reach the masses, Sony decided to partner with Xbox Video, YouTube, and Google Play in conjunction with its own SeeTheInterview.com site on streaming the feature into the homes of potential viewers.
As far as pricing goes, you can rent The Interview for $5.99, or buy it for $14.99. Will you be watching?
Is there an end to Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism madness?
Although the Nymphomaniac star has since plagiarized others' apologies and shelled out for a skywritten apology directed towards Daniel Clowes - the comic book writer/artist whose novel Justin M. Damiano was the very obvious basis of LaBeouf's short HowardCantour.com - he has now prompted Clowes' lawyer to send him a cease and desist letter over a particular Twitter post which was copied from another of Clowes' works. The photo in question (seen above) is a storyboard he has presumably written to which he captioned, "Story board for my next short "Daniel Boring" Its like Fassbinder meets half-baked Nabokov on Gilligan's Island [sic]." The problem is that David Boring is already a graphic novel put out by Clowes (in 2000!), of which he had previously described in the same way Shia did in his caption.
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Michael Cera had to lie down after Rihanna slapped him.
The "Stay" singer gave the 25-year-old actor permission to smack her butt during a scene for their new movie, This Is the End, if she could slap him in the face, and according to their director and co-star Seth Rogen, Michael had to lie down in his trailer after she hit him.
"We did maybe three or four [takes] and he asked her if he could actually slap her butt and she said he could if she could actually slap him back in the face which she did. And I think one of the times she got him in the ear and it wacked off his equilibrium and he had to go lie down in his trailer for a little bit," Rogen told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
The Super Bad star wrote and directed the new apocalyptic comedy in which his friends Michael, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jason Segel and Paul Rudd all play ridiculous, exaggerated versions of themselves.
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The Rite may not currently be up for an Oscar, but it does have an Oscar winner – and a box office win.
Anthony Hopkins’ first wide release since The Wolfman cut No Strings Attached from its top spot this past weekend. The film, which debuted during (another) East Coast weather event, managed to shovel up $14.8 million in ticket sales.
The Mechanic, featuring action star Jason Statham, also found a place in the Top Ten. The film – a remake of a Charles Bronson movie – opened in third place with $11.4 million.
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While it remains unclear whether Barbra Streisand will star in a remake of Gypsy, there is one role she will definitely be playing: Seth Rogen's mother
The Little Fockers actress will work alongside the Green Hornet actor in My Mother's Curse, a comedy from Paramount Pictures.
The film, which has been in the development stage for several years now, centers on an inventor who takes his mother along on a sales road trip. During their travels, Rogen also works on reuniting his mom with a former love.
Production on the film is set to begin this spring. The Proposal's Anne Fletcher has been tapped to direct.
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Pair Natalie Portman with a star from That 70’s Show and what do you get? A Top Ten film.
No Strings Attached – last weekend’s only new wide release – topped the box office with a $19.6 million bow. The film, which features Portman and Ashton Kutcher, gave Natalie – someone who has avoided romantic comedies -- her best debut since 2006’s V for Vendetta.
As for Black Swan, Portman’s film with 70’s Show actress Mila Kunis – that film slipped one notch down to sixth place over the weekend. You can expect a possible boost for the thriller after Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning.
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The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, brought in a lot green for Sony this weekend. Although the film came nowhere near its $110 million budget, Hornet did earn enough ($33.5 million) to make it the second-best grosser ever during the MLK Jr. holiday frame. (Cloverfield earned $40.1 million over its first three days in 2008.)
Despite the combined comedic forces of Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, The Dilemma turned out to be more of a non-issue. The Universal entry -- which cost $70 million to produce -- failed to even crack the $20 million mark. That's the worst debut for Vaughn since 2007's Fred Claus and the worst open for James ever (if you don't count the films he only voiced).
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- The Dilemma (PG-13): starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly (directed by Ron Howard)
- The Green Hornet (PG-13): starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz (directed by Michel Gondry)
- Barney's Version* (R): starring Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike (directed by Richard J. Lewis)
- Burning Palms* (R): starring Dylan McDermott, Zoe Saldana, Lake Bell (directed by Christopher B. Landon)
Give a slimmed-down Seth Rogen a media empire, high-tech toys, an Asian sidekick named Kato (Jay Chou) and a hot blonde secretary (Cameron Diaz) - and what do you get? The latest adaptation The Green Hornet.
In the Columbia Pictures film, Britt Reid (Rogen) gets a chance to play the superbad character who poses as villains in order to be the hero. The Michel Gondry-drected film also stars Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Benjamin Chudnofsky) as the nemesis and Tom Wilkinson (Jack Reid) as Rogen’s father.
Like what you see? Then take Seth’s hand and come with him on the adventure next January 14.
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-Sandra Bullock may have earned her Razzie, but she’s now willingly returning it. Apparently the actress walked away with the prototype award, not the $5 knockoff she was supposed to receive.
-Speaking of the Razzies, we’ll now get a chance to see the worst of the worst honored live. The ceremony’s producers hope to telecast the awards program beginning with the 31st annual event in 2011.
-Box-office champ Avatar is already breaking records in the home entertainment department. Approximately 1.5 million Blu-ray copies were sold on Day 1, besting The Dark Knight’s previous high.
-The Green Hornet has flown to a new release date. The Seth Rogen film, originally scheduled for December 22, will now open on January 14, 2011 (the MLK holiday weekend). Why? Because Sony wants time to covert the movie into 3D, of course!
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