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Flashpoint directors close, Deadpool future in jeopardy, Avengers 4 to see dead characters return and more – Daily News Roundup

Flashpoint Director Close?

After being announced a couple of months ago, it looks like DC Films and Warner Bros. have been working hard to find a director for Flashpoint. And according The Wall Street Journal, Toby Emmerich, they closing in on a director and hope to be greenlit soon. Read more here.

Hope Never Dies

With a little over a week to go until Justice League arrives in cinemas, a new Superman motion poster has been revealed featuring Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel which includes a voiceover from Amy Adams’ Lois Lane. Read more here.

Deadpool In Trouble?

It was revealed a couple of days ago that Disney were looking to acquire certain elements on 21st Century Fox, which would include their film studio 20th Century Fox. Should that be the case, Disney could potentially own Marvel characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool. With The House of
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Will Ferrell Finally Reveals the ‘Step Brothers’ Sequel Storyline That Never Got Made

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Will Ferrell Finally Reveals the ‘Step Brothers’ Sequel Storyline That Never Got Made
Will Ferrell fans are no doubt shocked that a movie like “Daddy’s Home” is getting a sequel before such favorites as “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Step Brothers.” The latter was an R-rated box office success in 2008 and gained near-legendary status by becoming an endlessly re-watchable favorite on cable television networks like FX. The film, which starred Ferrell opposite John C. Reilly as a pair of grown men still living with their parents, seemed like a logical choice for a sequel, and yet the stars and director Adam McKay have never moved forward with one.

Read More:‘Step Brothers’ Sequel: Will Ferrell Says There’s Still a Chance for More Activities — Watch

Ferrell has teased interest in a “Step Brothers” sequel in the past, saying as early as this summer that “talks” about doing one had taken place, but he’s delivered the full storyline for
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‘The House’ Review

Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, Christina Offley, Rory Scovel, Lennon Parham, Cedric Yarbrough, Kyle Kinane, Andrea Savage | Written by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien | Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen

When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) – also in need of a major payday — they decide to open an illegal casino in Frank’s house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off…
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Blu-ray Review – The House (2017)

The House, 2017.

Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen.

Starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Ryan Simpkins, and Jeremy Renner

Synopsis:

Forty somethings Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) are proud that their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) is going to college. She’s done so well that she’s getting a scholarship from the council to cover her tuition fees – except that it’s pulled due to budget cuts. Neither of them can raise extra money from their employers, but friend Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) comes up with an idea that could be the answer to their financial problems, as well as his. Open up a casino in his basement.

Saturday Night Live veterans Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler re-team as a suburban married couple in the comedy The House, a funny, if flawed, comedy that showcases the chemistry between the two actors even if the jokes don’t always land.
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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The House (comedy; Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Cedric Yarbrough, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman; rated R) Baby Driver (action-comedy; Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, Flea, Sky Ferreira; includes stunt-driving featurette; rated R) Wish Upon (horror; Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Sherilyn Fenn, Ki Hong Lee, Sydney Park; available in PG-13 and unrated versions) Heartstone (romantic drama; Baldur...

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‘The House’ Star Jason Mantzoukas Is ‘Bummed’ That Will Ferrell Film Bombed

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‘The House’ Star Jason Mantzoukas Is ‘Bummed’ That Will Ferrell Film Bombed
At the start of the summer, “The House” seemed poised to be among the season’s breakout comedies. Alas, that wasn’t quite the case, as the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler film was poorly received critically and commercially. “I was bummed,” co-star Jason Mantzoukas told TheWrap about the movie fizzling. “It’s everything from, all these great people putting in all this great work, to I think there’s really funny stuff in that movie. So it’s a bummer when it comes out and underperforms and isn’t received how you want it to be.” In the film
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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens
Netflix’s new animated comedy “Big Mouth” takes on adolescence from a distinctly adult point of view, tracking the middle school adventures of a pack of tweens whose bodies are changing in crazy ways. Fortunately, their antics are brought to life by the crème de la crème of voice acting — starting with the powerhouse himself, co-creator Nick Kroll.

It wasn’t a surprise when Kroll, an executive producer of the show, recruited his friend and Broadway co-star John Mulaney to the roster. After that, the voice cast list seems to be a handful of your favorite SNL alums and comedy icons. Even Dick Whitman makes a small, yet savory appearance.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Review: Nick Kroll’s Exemplary Netflix Comedy is a Horrifying and Hilarious Portrait of Childhood Nick Kroll (Nick, Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, Lola, Ladybug, Janitor, Nick Starr, Joe Walsh, Coach Hormone Monster, Ghost of Picasso,
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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens
Netflix’s new animated comedy “Big Mouth” takes on adolescence from a distinctly adult point of view, tracking the middle school adventures of a pack of tweens whose bodies are changing in crazy ways. Fortunately, their antics are brought to life by the crème de la crème of voice acting — starting with the powerhouse himself, co-creator Nick Kroll.

It wasn’t a surprise when Kroll, an executive producer of the show, recruited his friend and Broadway co-star John Mulaney to the roster. After that, the voice cast list seems to be a handful of your favorite SNL alums and comedy icons. Even Dick Whitman makes a small, yet savory appearance.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Review: Nick Kroll’s Exemplary Netflix Comedy is a Horrifying and Hilarious Portrait of Childhood Nick Kroll (Nick, Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, Lola, Ladybug, Janitor, Nick Starr, Joe Walsh, Coach Hormone Monster, Ghost of Picasso,
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Don't try to talk shit about Amy Poehler's The House when Chance The Rapper is around

  • The AV Club
Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s recent “suburban parents break bad” comedy The House came and went from theaters with a quickness, pushed along by a critical consensus that generally asked how such a funny cast—which also included folks like Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, and Allison Tolman—could provoke such a small…

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Chance the Rapper Is Very Unhappy That ‘The House’ Only Scored a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Chance the Rapper Is Very Unhappy That ‘The House’ Only Scored a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes
The House” was roundly rejected by film critics earlier this year, and most of us didn’t mind. But most of us aren’t Chance the Rapper, who recently passed the time by watching the ill-fated Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy — and then got angry when he saw that it received an abysmal 17% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Read More:‘The House’ Review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s Unfunny Comedy Is a Bizarre Endurance Test

“Yesterday I watched a movie that I never heard of. It had a 17% on @RottenTomatoes … it was funny as fuck. Wtf @RottenTomatoes,” he tweeted, keeping his 5.7 million followers guessing as to which movie he was praising. After a few more angry tweets — see below — he ended the suspense: “If the film critics of today can’t find why The House is a comedic delicacy then I don’t wanna hear anymore reviews.” (Having personally panned “The House” for this very publication,
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Chance The Rapper Really Enjoyed Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ And Has A Bone To Pick With Rotten Tomatoes

  • ET Canada
Rotten Tomatoes gave Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s “The House” a measly 17 per cent rating and Chance the Rapper believes it is a crime! The “Colouring Book” rapper took the rating curator to task over what he thought was a comically and unfairly poor rating. “Yesterday I watched a movie that I never heard of,” […]
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Mark Wahlberg Jokes He Isn’t Happy His Daughter and Will Ferrell’s Son Follow Each Other Online: It’s ‘Disturbing’

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Mark Wahlberg Jokes He Isn’t Happy His Daughter and Will Ferrell’s Son Follow Each Other Online: It’s ‘Disturbing’
Mark Wahlberg wasn’t thrilled when he learned that Will Ferrell‘s 13-year-old son Magnus was in “some sort of communication” with his daughter.

“I found out some disturbing news today,” Wahlberg, 46, tells Ellen DeGeneres when the two appear on her upcoming Tuesday show — the season 15 premiere — to promote their new movie, Daddy’s Home 2.

“I thought was a lovely lad until I found out that he has formed some sort of communication with my oldest child,” the actor and father of four says of his daughter Ella Rae, also 13.

“They’re following each other on Instagram,” adds Ferrell, 50, putting on his classic serious face.
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Are Mark Wahlberg And Will Ferrell’s Kids Flirting On Instagram?

  • ET Canada
The 15th season of the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” kicks off with a visit from on-screen duo Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. On Tuesday, September 15, the “Daddy’s Home 2” stars share seats on DeGeneres’ couch, dishing on peculiar topics such as Wahlberg’s inability to sweat, and potential flirting between their teenage children. Related: ‘The House’ […]
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Will Ferrell To Lead ‘100 Year-Old Man’ Remake

Will Ferrell in The House

Will Ferrell is to lead the cast of an American remake of The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, the novel by Jonas Jonasson, which was turned into a 2013 Swedish movie of the same name. That film is currently the third-highest grossing Swedish movie of all time with $50 million in worldwide box office.

Ferrell is lined up to play the lead in the movie, which is being written by Narcos screenwriter Jason George, though no director is currently attached.

Here’s the official synopsis from the source material.

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn’t want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . .

Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window,
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Will Ferrell Takes the Lead in The 100 Year-Old Man

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Will Ferrell Takes the Lead in The 100 Year-Old Man
It's official. Will Ferrell is The 100 Year-Old Man. The improv icon will be starring in the comedy for CBS Films. The script for this hilarious caper will be based on author Jonas Jonasson's bestselling novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Not only is Ferrell set to play the lead, he'll also be producing the movie.

Will Ferrell is playing senior citizen Allan. The elderly man manages to escapes from his nursing home on his 100th birthday. While he goes on the run, it is revealed that Allan took part in several different defining events from the 20th Century. It's a lot like that little seen movie from 1994 called Forrest Gump. The movie was already made in Sweden. In that version, Allan had a fateful meeting with President Harry S. Truman. And he also had a memorable run-in with Robert Oppenheimer, the guy who created the atomic bomb.
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Will Ferrell to Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’

Will Ferrell to Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’
Will Ferrell is producing and starring in the CBS Films comedy “The 100 Year-Old Man.”

The project is based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.”

Ferrell is producing the film with partners Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum via their Gary Sanchez shingle alongside Andy Licht and NiceFLX Pictures’ Pontus Edgren and Mikael Wallen. Felix Herngren and Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will serve as executive producers, and Joshua Mehr will co-produce.

Jason George (“Narcos”) is set to write the screenplay. No director is yet attached.
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Listen To The Music From Benjamin Wallfisch’s Annabelle: Creation

New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation —the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful film Annabelle —will arrive in theatres on August 11, 2017.

WaterTower Music has released the soundtrack from the film, which you can order here.

Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Benjamin Wallfisch (upcoming It, A Cure For Wellness, Lights Out) is recognized as one of the leading film composers of his generation. His masterfully unnerving 24-track Annabelle: Creation film score offers a potent dimension of eeriness that magnifies the suspenseful discomfort when set against picture.

Read our interview with composer from March 2017 here.

“It’s always a joy to collaborate with David F. Sandberg; not only is he of course a master filmmaker, but he’s also a great musician,” says Wallfisch about the Annabelle: Creation director. “His deep understanding of what a score can bring to the table in such a finely nuanced, beautifully crafted piece of cinema as Annabelle: Creation,
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Fun Mom Dinner movie review: stay at home, moms

MaryAnn’s quick take… Stereotypes and contrived shenanigans don’t seem to actually offer much catharsis for harried moms seeking escape. And the dads inevitably butt into their me-time. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Fun? Nope, not for us. Dinner? Mostly offscreen. Moms? Check… though even here, in a movie allegedly devoted to mom time, they have to share the spotlight with dads. Wtf?

Fun Mom Dinner (the title sounds like a Japanglish attempt to sound cool) starts off promising enough, with Toni Collette’s (Krampus, Miss You Already) Kate complaining about how child-focused the interactions of so many women can be — “I’m mommed out,” she sighs, with a refreshing lack of reverence for motherhood, something that cinema is sorely lacking — and with Katie Aselton’s (The Gift,
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‘BearCity’ Is the Biggest and Hairiest Gay Trilogy You’ve Never Seen

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‘BearCity’ Is the Biggest and Hairiest Gay Trilogy You’ve Never Seen
“If something’s not representing you, you just have to change it,” queer filmmaker Silas Howard told IndieWire last month. “Because no one else is going to care enough to do it for you.”

That’s exactly what “BearCity” writer/director Doug Langway did when it came to addressing the dearth of movies about his community: Bears. A passionate niche within gay male circles, a bear, for the uninitiated, is an affectionate term for “the bigger, hairier guy,” as Langway put it. With only one feature under his belt from 1996 (“Raising Heroes”), Langway initially set to work on a script that would encompass all the colors of the bear rainbow.

Seven years and three movies later, the “BearCity” trilogy is the biggest gay movie franchise you’ve probably never heard of. It’s also a triumph of a grassroots independent filmmaking model that has all but disappeared.

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Why Directors Are This Summer’s Biggest Stars

Why Directors Are This Summer’s Biggest Stars
While movie stars continue to fade at the box office, directors are having their day in the sun. “Dunkirk’s” $50 million opening weekend is just the latest indication that the spotlight may be shifting from actors to filmmakers, even for blockbusters and summer popcorn fare.

Star-driven films like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s “The House,” Scarlett Johansson’s “Rough Night,” Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” and Charlie Hunnam’s “King Arthur” all failed to deliver audiences to movie theaters. The directors were the focus of the buzz on Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” earlier this year, and more recently for Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” Even comic book tentpoles and sequels like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” directed by Jon Watts, and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” succeeded with lesser-known leads taking on properties with troubled pasts, thanks
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