Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:15:49 AM CDT
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:15:49 AM CDT
Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with "I'm so naughty" abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself, Reynolds, director Tim Miller, love and human decency — and that's just in the opening credits.  that wears thin very quickly for the raunchy, irreverent, and very R-rated bad boy property of the Marvel comic book world, which also seems to have matured to only a fifth grade level in its humor, wit, and ideas about subversion. If superhero movies are going to continue to dominate the pop-cultural landscape for the foreseeable future (and they are), "Deadpool" is at least refreshing in its willingness to try something new. The women aren't much to celebrate, either, although it was amusing to have an actual adult relationship in a superhero film as opposed to the chaste, teenage coyness of so many others. The violence is also carried out with such smirking glee that it becomes a bit uncomfortable to watch — but maybe it's just more honest than most superhero pics about what its audience wants and isn't concerned with the pretense of heroism to justify gratuitous stabbings, slashings and shooting.  it's hard to shake the feeling that they've made a movie for boys that only adults are allowed to see. Deadpool," a 20th Century Fox release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.
Collateral Beauty is heading to theaters for Christmas — and opening against a formidable opponent. Warner Bros said today that it has moved literary adaptation Chicken Soup For The Soul to 2017 and given its former December 16 slot to the Will Smith drama. Collateral Beauty has had an up-and-down production. Originally set to star Hugh Jackman, the film now features Smith as a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and the subsequent…
EXCLUSIVE: Fugees co-founder Pras Michel has teamed with Karyn Rachtman to land The Search For Johnny Nicholas: The Secret of Nazi Prisoner No. 44451, a book by Dave C. Smith and Hugh Wray McCann that tells an unbelievable story of a Haitian man imprisoned in a concentration camp in WWII. Jean Claude LaMarre will write the script.
CAA has signed Arne Duncan, who resigned at the end of last year after serving as Secretary of Education since January 2009. He was one of President Obama’s longest-serving Cabinet members. During his tenure, Dunan helped to secure congressional support for Obama's investments in education — including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's $100 billion to fund 325,000 teaching jobs — increases in Pell grants, reform efforts such as Race to the Top and Investing in…
EXCLUSIVE: Bethlehem helmer Yuval Adler has come attached to direct The Last Of The Tribe, an eco-thriller set in the Brazilian Amazon. Mark Bailey wrote the script based on a book by Monte Reel, and Chockstone Pictures optioned film rights. The film is rooted in fact. More than 40 undiscovered indigenous tribes make their home in the Brazilian Amazon.
CBS has given a pilot order to an untitled multi-camera comedy written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. CBS TV Studios, where Garcia's company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based, is the studio. Alix Jaffe co-exec produces. The project (formerly known as Y'all In The Family) is set in Texas and centers on a conservative, small-town family who is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their…