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Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz get freaky in the trailer for ‘Sex Tape’

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz fall victim to the cloud in the trailer for their upcoming comedy Sex Tape. In the flick, they play a married couple trying to rekindle their passionate spark by recording their lovemaking. Problem is, by using their tablet to tape the shenanigans, they accidentally upload it to the cloud and onto the iPads […]

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Teaser Debut: Muppets Most Wanted

The teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel to 2011′s The Muppets, has arrived online. Formerly titled The Muppets … Again, it sees your favourite felt characters mistaken for international criminals. Ricky Gervais plays the right-hand-man to the villainous Constantine (a Kermit lookalike), while Ty Burrell stars as the Interpol agent on their tail. […]

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Trailer Debut: This Is The End (Red Band)

The red-band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s all-star directorial debut This Is The End has arrived online. The picture stars Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel as themselves; the only survivors of a house-party gone catastrophically wrong. In this new clip, we see their famous friends – namely Rihanna, a coke-snorting […]

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Check out Ricky Gervais in The Muppets … Again!

Ricky Gervais and everyone’s favourite King Prawn Pepe appear together in a promotional video for the upcoming The Muppets … Again! While not much is said between the two – Gervais is tweeting on his phone while Pepe sighs and generally looks hilarious in a black skivvy and gold chain – it certainly whets our […]

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Tina Fey in talks for Muppets 2

Tina Fey is in talks to star opposite Ricky Gervais and a whole bunch of felt in the sequel to The Muppets. According to THR, the upcoming Golden Globes host is in “late-stage negotiations” to join erstwhile GG MC Gervais, as well as Modern Family’s Ty Burrell. The sequel to 2011′s hit Henson reinvention will […]

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Christoph Waltz might play with The Muppets

Christoph Waltz is currently in negotiations for a starring role in The Muppets sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Academy Award winning star of Inglorious Basterds is said to play an Interpol inspector in the Europe-set film. Plot details are scarce at this point in time, however Waltz’s part is said to be one […]

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Jason Segel discovers The Other F Word

Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce are set to turn documentary The Other F Word into a narrative feature, Deadline reports. Andrea Blaugrund Nevins’ doco follows some famous rock stars (including Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea) as they transition into a life of fatherhood. Segel would star in the pic as an ageing rocker who must […]

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Trailer Debut: This Is 40

A feature trailer for This Is 40 - Judd Apatow‘s self-proclaimed “sort-of sequel to Knocked Up” - has debuted, introducing us to the world around disgruntled married couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann). Though Debbie’s sister Alison (Katherine Heigl) and her partner Ben (Seth Rogen) are nowhere to be found, we do get to see Apatow […]

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Looking for a sign – Jeff, Who Lives at Home review (Sydney Film Festival)

Jeff, Who Lives at Home – Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Jeff, Who Lives at Home plays the Sydney Film Festival on June 16, 2012. It does not yet have an Australian release. Jason Segel stars in Jeff, Who Lives at […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­- Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. Originally published November 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big screen effort was Muppets From Space, and as of its disastrous release in […]

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Get them to the church – The Five-Year Engagement review

The Five-Year Engagement – Starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, and Alison Brie. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. The Five-Year Engagement is perfect for anyone who liked Blue Valentine, but felt it was a little light on the yuks. Director Nicholas Stoller reunites with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall star and screenwriter Jason […]

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Watson, Cera, Segel, and Rihanna joining Rogen’s Apocalypse party

Even more stars have joined Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut/end-of-days party, The Apocalypse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson is in negotiations to appear in the flick. Rogen previously revealed that Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe, turned down an opportunity to star, stating, “it doesn’t look like he’s willing to push things […]

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Trailer Debut: This Is 40

All our fortieth birthdays have come at once! The trailer for Judd Apatow‘s Knocked Up spin-off This Is 40 has debuted online. Apatow turns his attention to Knocked Up co-stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who reprise their roles as embittered married couple Pete and Debbie, now dealing with reaching the big four-oh. Judd and Leslie’s real-life kids Maude and Iris return as […]

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Might The Muppets return to TV?

Earlier this month it was revealed The Muppets are headed back to the big screen (although, without the help of Jason Segel). Now comes the news that Kermit and co. might also return to primetime television. Disney’s European VP of Marketing, Tricia Wilber, told The Guardian the studio is considering a variety of formats and […]

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Man or Muppet won’t be performed at Oscar ceremony

It seems the Academy Awards‘ three-hour runtime just isn’t long enough to include live performances of the Original Song nominations, Deadline report. ‘Man or Muppet’ from The Muppets and ‘Real in Rio’ from the animated film Rio were the only songs to garner Oscar nominations this year, seeing artists such as Elton John, Mary J. Blige […]

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Trailer Debut: Jeff Who Lives at Home

We’ve been looking forward to the Duplass brothers‘ latest feature Jeff Who Lives at Home for quite some time. In fact, one whole year ago we optimistically listed it as the 13th most exciting film of 2011. Whoops! Well, the wait is almost over. The trailer for the flick – starring Jason Segel, Ed Helm, Susan Sarandon and […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­- Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. Originally published November 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big screen effort was Muppets From Space, and as of its […]

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Trailer Debut: The Five-Year Engagement

The creative team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have reunited for the new romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Check out the first trailer after the jump. The film follows the – you guessed it – five-year engagement of Tom (Jason Segel) and Victoria (Emily Blunt), as the duo navigates the highs and lows of their relationship, […]

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New Muppet Walter was inspired by Michael Cera

The new Muppet movie introduces us to a brand new creation from Jim Henson’s workshop: Walter, the felt-based brother of Jason Segel‘s character Gary. Walter’s puppeteer Peter Linz has revealed to the New York Times that he was asked in his audition to base his performance on everyone’s favourite nervy Bluth: Michael Cera! “They told […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­- Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets arrives in Australian cinemas January 12, 2012. In the meantime, enjoy this early review. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big […]

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See Jacki Weaver as Bradley Cooper’s mum in The Silver Linings Playbook

The first images from David O. Russell‘s follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook, have arrived online. The snaps – collected by Collider at the AFM – give us our first glimpse of Oscar nominated Aussie Jacki Weaver as Bradley Cooper‘s mother. Cooper’s character – Pat Peoples – is a former high school teacher […]

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Witherspoon and Segel wanted for Sex Tape

Back in June, Sony paid seven-figures for a spec script with the tantalising title Sex Tape. Nearly half a year later, they’re making good on the deal and recruiting some talent to bring the raunchy tale to the screen. According to Deadline, the studio has offered Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) the opportunity to direct, […]

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Muppet backlash; Frank Oz and ‘old guard’ upset with new movie

It seems Statler and Waldorf are not the only ones unimpressed with the new Muppet movie.  Famed puppeteer Frank Oz and as a group of writers and performers who helped develop the franchise alongside Jim Henson have expressed their concern over the direction screenwriter Jason Segel and Disney are taking their characters. Frank Oz told Metro […]

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Trailer Debut: The Muppets

After countless, countless (well, four) spoof teasers, Disney has finally released a feature trailer for The Muppets, giving us a good glimpse of the film’s actual plot. In the flick, the Muppets are all washed up (inconceivable!), and a couple of super-fans (Jason Segel, Amy Adams, new puppet Walter) assist them in reaching the heights […]

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Jacki Weaver joining Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook?

Oscar nominated Animal Kingdom star Jacki Weaver is in negotiations to join David O. Russell‘s follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver would play the mother of star Bradley Cooper in the offbeat romantic comedy. Cooper’s character is a former high school teacher who has recently been released […]

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New Muppets teaser spoofs The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

We adored the spoof trailers for The Muppets that arrived online earlier in the year, which politely skewered romantic comedies, The Hangover Part II and Green Lantern respectively. Now comes a brand new spoofery, in which the energetic, elliptical teaser for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo gets the Muppet treatment. In the original Dragon teaser, […]

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New images from The Muppets

A batch of new images from The Muppets has debuted online, temporarily sating our maddening anticipation for the Jason Segel-scripted feature. The new pics were released by Disney (and helpfully collated by Slashfilm), along with some character descriptions for Segel’s character Gary, his brother Walter (the new Muppet seen between Kermit and Rowlf above), and […]

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Seth Rogen won’t appear in Knocked Up spin-off

Judd Apatow is busy at work on his Knocked Up spin-off (tentatively titled This is Forty), which focuses on Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the disgruntled married couple who supported Ben (Seth Rogen) and Alison (Katherine Heigl) during their pregnancy in the 2006 box office hit. Rogen has told Movies.com that he will […]

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Megan Fox goes swimming in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up spin-off

Megan Fox has shared a new picture from the set of Judd Apatow’s upcoming Knocked Up spin-off, tentatively titled This is Forty. It was previously reported that Fox would have a small role in the film, which follows Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the disgruntled married couple who supported Ben (Seth Rogen) and […]

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First non-spoof trailer of The Muppets arrives

We’ve greatly enjoyed all the spooftastic teasers for The Muppets so far (which included good-natured ribbings of Green Lantern, The Hangover Part II and romcoms in general), but the time has come to see a proper trailer for Disney’s impending release. Although it doesn’t give us much of a look at the plot (which involves […]

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