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All Five Top Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview'

It's a sad day for comedy, free speech, and people who hate losing against terrorists. According to THR, all five major movie theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment — have announced that they've decided to not release Seth Rogen and James Franco's new film The Interview, which was scheduled to premiere in theaters on Christmas Day. "Due to the wavering support of the film The Interview by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats, Regal Entertainment Group has decided to delay the opening of the film in our theatres," Regal said to [...]

The New 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Trailer Travels Into the Future

Here's the latest trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 featuring Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clark Duke taking a ride into the future, getting into all sorts of hijinks, and freaking out over boobs. The gang (and Adam Scott as the "discoverer" of cocaine) embark on their latest time warp adventure when the sequel hits theaters on February 20th.

Leaked Sony Documents Confirm That Adam Sandler Films "Have No More Value"

Sony has been dealing with the effects of a major hack from last week, and among the many leaked documents is a 25-page collection of Sony employee complaints that reveal even the people who make Adam Sandler movies hate Adam Sandler movies. Gawker combed through the complaints and highlighted some of the best digs at Sandler's expense:

Be more focussed and ruthless in directing our resources to businesses that will sustain the long term health of SPE – networks, broadcast TV shows, new movie franchises, digital distibution By the same token, stop or reduce support for areas that have no more value (Sandler movies, DVD)

There is [...]

Here's the Final Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'

After angering North Korea, making some big edits, and getting a later premiere date, Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film The Interview now has a final trailer. Unlike the previous sneak peeks, this time around there seems to be a lot less anti-Kim Jong-un sentiment and a lot more — direct quote — "I think he's not a bad guy!" Hopefully the real Kim Jong-un keeps his promise and watches the movie when it's out — not for the catchy Katy Perry songs but to watch "the desperation of the US government and American society" play out onscreen.

Sketch Group Whale Thief Produced the Fastest Movie Ever Made Over the Weekend

Sketch comedy group Whale Thief pulled off an impressive feat over the weekend that might get them in the Guinness Book of World Records. The group — which consists of former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Benjamin Apple, Two Guys Named Josh's Brandon Gulya, Take Me to Your Mother's Matt Mayer, and Funny or Die/The Onion writers Matt Klinman and Zack Poitras — managed to put together a feature-length film in just over 24 hours, beating out the previous Guinness record of the fastest made feature. Titled Consti2tion, the film is the result over 150 writers, directors, producers, actors, artists, and musicians' efforts on this past Saturday, November [...]

Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Reportedly Want in on the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:

Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]

Sony Is Reportedly Developing an Animated Spider-Man Comedy and '23 Jump Street'/'Men in Black' Crossover

The Sony hack from last month has resulted in a ton of studio leaks lately (including a bunch of anonymous employee complaints about Adam Sandler movies), and one of the newer finds includes two potential new projects from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing duo behind The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. According to the leaked emails between Sony executives, the studio is considering the possibility of an animated Spider-Man comedy from Lord and Miller as well as a crossover film combining 23 Jump Street and Men in BlackThe crossover doesn't yet have a script attached, but execs are reportedly pushing to release the film as [...]

Jonah Hill to Star in Todd Phillips-Directed Comedy 'Arms and the Dudes'

Jonah Hill just landed a new starring film role. THR reports that Hill has signed on to star in Arms and the Dudes, a crime drama directed by Todd Phillips based on a 2011 Rolling Stone article about "two stoners from Miami Beach who ended up becoming arms dealers for the US government." Prior to Hill signing on, both Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg considered the role. Todd Phillips is also producing alongside Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff, and Bradley Cooper.

'Zoolander 2' Moves Forward, Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

The idea of a Zoolander sequel has been floating around for over a decade, but now it looks like it's actually happening. Deadline reports that Penelope Cruz has signed on for a starring role in Zoolander 2, though her character's details have not been revealed. Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson's roles haven't officially been confirmed yet, but Ferrell mentioned in a September interview that Mugatu was in the script. As for the plot, Ben Stiller revealed last year that Zoolander 2 "will be about how the fashion world moves so quickly. So, the movie will begin at a time when the whole world has moved on [...]

An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online

Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky day. According to Bloody Disgusting, a draft of the original sequel penned by Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has leaked online. Its authenticity hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but the script — labeled "Second Draft — 04/08/2009" — is definitely worth the look for Ghostbusters fans. Here's an excerpt from Bloody Disgusting's summary:

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'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent,' 'Girls,' and More Win Golden Globe Nominations

The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and the shows up for Best Comedy include HBO series Girls and Silicon Valley, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Amazon favorite Transparent, and surprise CW hit Jane the Virgin. The Lego Movie also got a nom in the Best Animated Film category, while Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Ricky Gervais, Jeffrey Tambor, Louis C.K., and more all got acting nominations.

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Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Top Five' with Chris Rock, Leslie Jones, Kevin Hart, and More

Here's a behind-the-scenes peek of Chris Rock's new film Top Five featuring Kevin Hart, Questlove, and SNL cast members Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah, who explain why it's best to work with a friend like Rock who's "just a phone call away." The film premieres in theaters this Friday, and you can check out the trailer here.

Will Ferrell to Star in a Movie About a Shakespearian Theater Company

Will Ferrell just landed another big screen role. Variety reports that Ferrell is attached to star in an untitled comedy from Sony focusing on the "intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company." No other plot or cast details have been revealed yet, but writers David Guion and Michael Handelman (Dinner for Schmucks, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) will pen the script. In the meantime, Ferrell can next be seen in the upcoming Get Hard with Kevin Hart, and he recently confirmed that his character Mugatu will return in Zoolander 2.

Nick Stoller Is Writing a Tinkerbell Comedy Starring Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy just landed another starring role. Deadline reports that McCarthy has signed on to play Tinkerbell in an upcoming feature film by Fox with Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy attached to direct. The film is described only as "a fresh take on the classic tale" that Levy conceived with McCarthy. Nick Stoller (Undeclared, Muppets Most Wanted, director of Neighbors) will pen the script.