Action comedy Game Night begins shooting with Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman

Shooting has started on New Line Cinema’s action comedy Game Night, starring Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses, TV’s Arrested Development) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, Dr. Strange). Filming began on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, their second film as co-directors following Vacation. Joining Bateman and McAdams …
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Extract Blu-ray review

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve prepared a few new reviews of some films that might be on your list to enjoy with some eggnog. First up is Mike Judge’s comedy Extract, which I had extremely high hopes for, Office Space fanatic that I am. Unfortunately, Judge doesn’t get anywhere near his Office Space …
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Spirit Award nominations announced

Film Independent’s exec director Dawn Hudson, along with actors Sandra Oh and Jason Bateman, announced the 2009 Spirit Award nominations at Sofitel in Los Angeles this morning, according to reports. The films Ballast, Frozen River and Rachel Getting Married led all nods, with a three-way tie of six nominations for each film. All are candidates …
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Arrested Development film approaching green light

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Arrested Development film is inching closer to becoming a reality. Apparently, Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard have closed deals for the long-in-development project. The possible adaptation of the short-lived Fox show has been a hot topic among fans for the last year. Speculation was initially fueled by cast members, …
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Have Paul Haggis and Barry Sonnenfeld screen your short film

No joke. Apple Computer is again sponsoring the Insomnia Film Festival, where filmmaking teams can potentially have their self-produced short films screened by industry heavy-hitters, including John August, Doug Ellin, Jody Hill, Masi Oka, Jason Bateman, Paul Haggis, Greg Mottola and Barry Sonnenfeld. If your movie makes the top 25 picked from online voting, you …
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Universal to adapt Army of Two game

Electronic Arts recently announced that the company has closed a deal with Universal to bring top-selling videogame Army of Two, to the big screen. Scott Stuber, through his Stuber Productions shingle, will produce the film along with EA, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, who recently co-wrote the blockbuster The Bourne Ultimatum, has signed on to …
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Hancock movie official website

www.hancock-movie.com Film Fetish Trivia: Peter Berg (The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), the director of Hancock, is also attached to helm Bran Mak Morn, based on the series of adeventure stories by Conan, King Kull, and Solomon Kane creator Robert E. Howard. The Universal production is due in theaters in 2010. Bran Mak Morn, who was …
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Universal and Planetwide Media Launch Smokin’ Aces Digital Comic Book

Universal Pictures launched the Smokin’ Aces Digital Comic Book yesterday. The comic includes six stories written by Smokin’ Aces’ writer/director Joe Carnahan, with illustrations by IDW Publishing. The 30-page Digital Flip Book was created by Planetwide’s Comic Book Creator and has the realistic feel of a comic in digital format. Its pages peel over to illustrate storylines featuring characters from the …
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The Kingdom Trailer

The Kingdom revolves around a team of U.S. government agents sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Saudi Aradia, but get into much more than they bargained for. The Kingdom stars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Chris Cooper andAndrew Esposito. The film will roll into theaters on April 20, 2007. Check out the trailer …
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