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Evangeline Lilly in talks for ‘Ant-Man’

Marvel wants Evangeline Lilly to take on the lead female role in their long-gestating Ant-Man movie. According to Variety, the Lost and Hobbit actress is in talks with the studio to star opposite Paul Rudd (the titular ant-sized hero). The details of her part are under wraps, though it’s suspected she’ll be Rudd’s love interest as well as the daughter of […]

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Michael Douglas will also play Ant-Man now

One Ant-Man… two Ant-Mans?! Marvel has cast Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s long-gestating Ant-Man movie. The news comes one day after Douglas scored a Golden Globe for his work in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra. Pym, in Marvel Comics lore, was the first scientist to shrink to the size of an insect and […]

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The Top 10 Male Performances of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 10, 2013 Spoiler alert: James Franco will top this list. Question is, for what? The divisive overachiever appeared in – and I am not sh***ing you – at least 13 movies this past year, not including his stint on The Mindy Project, his Comedy Central Roast, and that Kanye West spoof […]

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Still classy – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues review

By Simon Miraudo December 9, 2013 The inspired lunacy of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is downgraded to calculated silliness in its long-gestating sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but hey, that is barely cause for complaint. This thing almost didn’t get made at all, and though it’s always unlikely for a beloved cult […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

A new trailer for Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues has arrived online. Beginning with a shot of the esteemed James Dibble from the ABC, we see the decline of news coverage in America, culminating in Ron Burgundy and his Action News Team trialling crack on the air. Then, a barrage of jokes. Wonderful, absurd jokes. Director […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd “front-runners” for Marvel’s Ant-Man

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are reportedly the “front-runners” for Marvel’s upcoming flick Ant-Man. According to Variety‘s sources, Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are the main contenders to play the shrunken superhero, though they do provide some wiggle room by adding “there’s still a remote possibility another actor could emerge.” Gordon-Levitt told AlloCine (translated by The Playlist) […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: Anchorman: The Legend Continues

A new poster and teaser trailer for Adam McKay’s Anchorman: The Legend Continues has hit the internet, finally giving us an impression of what to expect from the long-awaited sequel later this year. The poster is clean, simple and effective: a giant close up of Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell) moustache. The trailer, on the other […]

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Sydney Film Festival – Prince Avalanche review

By Simon Miraudo June 14, 2013 What a lovely, lyrical wonder David Gordon Green‘s Prince Avalanche is. A remake of the Icelandic comedy Either Way, it transplants the tale of two poorly-paired road workers to East Texas, circa 1988, shortly after wildfires have ravaged the terrain. Their task is to paint those yellow lines on […]

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Teaser Debut: Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

A second teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues has arrived online. Though it’s just a variation on the previous teaser, and features no footage from the film itself, the sight of Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy encouraging us “fat faces” to “stay classy” is welcome nonetheless. Stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina […]

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Harrison Ford joins Anchorman 2

Ron Burgundy will have to contend with Han Solo in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford will play a legendary newscaster (similar to Tom Brokaw) in the upcoming comedy. Shooting has begun on the picture, which sees Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate  reprise their roles from the […]

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James Marsden joins Anchorman 2

Everyone’s favourite handsome person – and the love of Liz Lemon’s life! – James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman 2, Deadline reports. Plot details are tightly under wraps, but Marsden is said to be playing a rival anchor of Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell). Kristen Wiig is also a new addition to the cast, […]

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Ages of fear – This Is 40 review

This Is 40 – Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and Albert Brooks. Directed by Judd Apatow. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. As Judd Apatow adds to his oeuvre, it’s becoming more and more clear that he no longer feels he should have to play by the rules of conventional comedies. What’s still up for debate […]

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Kristen Wiig might play Brick’s love interest in Anchorman 2

Brick Tamland may have a love interest in Anchorman 2 far prettier than any lamp. The Wrap says Kristen Wiig is being courted to star opposite Steve Carell in the flick. Seeing as the script is still being written and the cast is not yet finalised, we may not get confirmation on this for a […]

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We can be heroes – The Perks of Being a Wallflower review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Rated M. By Jess Lomas. “We accept the love we think we deserve,” sounds like some sage advice that would be offered in The Breakfast Club or any other John Hughes teen film for that matter. Instead, […]

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Trailer Debut: Admission

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd co-star for the first time in Admission, with the first trailer for the dramatic comedy released online. In the Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Little Fockers) directed film, Fey plays Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan who visits an alternative high school at the request of a former college classmate, […]

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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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David Gordon Green made a film with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch

David Gordon Green has just wrapped a secret indie film he wrote and directed starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, Variety reports. The low-budget road comedy is called Prince Avalanche; it was filmed in Austin and is a remake of an Icelandic comedy called Either Way, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson. In the original, two […]

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Teaser Debut: Anchorman 2

The teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel debuted in front of The Dictator over the weekend, and it has finally made its way online. Little is revealed, but it’s nice to see the Channel 4 Action News Team – Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) – back together at […]

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Poster Debut: Anchorman – The Legend Continues

With a new poster online and a teaser trailer reportedly attached to prints of The Dictator, we have further concrete evidence that the long-gestating sequel to Anchorman is indeed in the works (you’ll forgive us for being sceptical – we’ve been hurt too many times!). There’s not much to the poster, besides the meticulously tailored pants on display. These […]

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Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd to spoof rom-coms

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd: Current political adversaries on Parks and Recreation… and future lovers. According to Variety, the duo will star in Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain’s romantic comedy spoof They Came Together. In a parody of much maligned rom-com tropes, Rudd will star as the representative of a major corporation who wants to shut down Poehler’s […]

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Poster Debut: This Is 40

Check out the poster for Judd Apatow‘s “sort-of sequel” to Knocked Up, This Is 40, courtesy of Coming Soon. Questionable presence of the iPad aside (not because of the product placement, but for its dangerous proximity to poop!), this is a nice reintroduction to Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), and their affinity for conducting conversations in […]

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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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Ignorance is bliss – Our Idiot Brother review

Our Idiot Brother  – Starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Jesse Peretz. Rated M. By Hilary Simmons. Ned (Paul Rudd) lives on a hippie commune, grows biodynamic tomatoes, and gives his wholehearted love and attention to a golden retriever called Willie Nelson. He is a sweet-spirited idealist – that is, until […]

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Paul Rudd to join Tina Fey in Admission

It was reported last week that Owen Wilson was considering a role opposite Tina Fey in the upcoming indie Admission. According to the L.A. Times, Wilson is out, but Paul Rudd might be in. Fey is set to star as an unmarried Ivy League admissions officer who sparks up a potentially disastrous relationship with a 17-year-old. Rudd will […]

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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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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Twelve

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Twelve. By Simon Miraudo. Blimey, if we aren’t speedily approaching the end of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival! It’s been a hell of a fest, and despite my occasional complaints of hitting the wall and enduring conversations with a variety of rather racist cab drivers, I’ve truly loved […]

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Paul Rudd to freeze people for Errol Morris

Paul Rudd will star in Errol Morris’ next feature film, where he’ll play a man who freezes humans. Before you start picturing Rudd a-la Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr Freeze in Batman & Robin, The Washington Post confirms Rudd’s character will be less “You’re not sending me to the cooler” and more “Cryogenics 101”. Rudd will play […]

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Trailer Debut: Our Idiot Brother

The first official trailer for Sundance favourite Our Idiot Brother has debuted online. The dramedy (previously known as My Idiot Brother) has an all star cast with  Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy and Rashida Jones amongst others. Directed by Jesse Peretz and written by David Schisgall and Evgenia Peretz, the film follows […]

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Megan Fox to join Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up spin-off?

There might not have been a faster decline from ‘It-Girl’ to ‘Punch Line’ in Hollywood history than the one experienced by Megan Fox in the past twelve months. After co-starring in two super-successful Transformers films, the young actress headlined a string of flops, was booted from the third Transformers for being too mouthy, and recently […]

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