Hot Red Band Trailer: ‘Movie 43′

By | Wednesday October 3, 2012 @ 8:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

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Movie 43 Trailer Red BandHere’s a first look at Movie 43, a film that I’ve written about several times here, because I loved those raunchy 70s comedies The Read More »

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Mike Fleming Interviews Pete And Bobby Farrelly On Risky Film ‘The Three Stooges’

By | Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 3:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Ever since I wrote a Three Stooges biography that Pete and Bobby Farrelly liked, they’ve kept me up to speed through their long effort to make a feature that not only channeled the spirit of the troupe’s indelible repertoire of … Read More »

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Peter And Bobby Farrelly Plan More ‘Dumb And Dumber’ For Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels

By | Wednesday October 26, 2011 @ 3:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Now that they have wrapped their dream project The Three Stooges after a decade of trying, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are moving forward with another project they’ve long wanted to do: a second installment of the New Line 1994 … Read More »

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Fox Dates ‘The Three Stooges’: April 4, 2012

20th Century Fox has dated The Three Stooges, Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s take on the iconic comedy trio, for April 4, 2012. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos star as the threesome; Jane Lynch, Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vergara, Craig … Read More »

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Sofia Vergara Cancels ‘The Paperboy’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sofia Vergara, who was announced to be part of the cast in the Lee Daniels-directed drama The Paperboy, has just dropped out of the film. These independent films take forever to come together, and when the start date of … Read More »

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Jennifer Hudson Joins ‘The Three Stooges’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: There are now three nuns in The Three Stooges. Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on to play Sister Rosemary. She joins Jane Lynch, who’s playing Mother Superior, and Larry David, who’s playing Mother Mengele. I’m betting that Sister Rosemary … Read More »

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Lens-Gate: Exhibitors’ Failure To Swap Out 3D Filters Casting Theaters In Poor Light

By | Monday May 23, 2011 @ 1:54pm PDT

Have you ever gone to the local cineplex, the one with the state-of-the-art, digital auditoriums — and watched a movie whose images are dim, dark and lacking color? That apparently has happened one too many times to Boston Globe reviewer Ty Burr, who wrote about this issue over the weekend and shed some light on what seems to be a growing problem. What he discovered was this: Many exhibition chains are using 4K projectors from Sony to run their digital prints. These projectors require a special lens when showing 3D movies that frequently isn’t removed by projectionists when a 2D print is shown, essentially resulting in a filter that one of Burr’s sources says can take away as much as 85% of the light that reaches the screen. The problem is bad enough in Boston to have riled director Peter Farrelly, who earlier this year attended a promotional screening of his film Hall Pass. “I walked into the room and I could barely see, and my stomach dropped,’’ the filmmaker told the Globe. “The first screening looked spectacular and the second was so dark, it was daytime versus nighttime. If they’re doing this for a big screening, I can’t imagine what they do for regular customers. That’s no way to see a movie.”

The story is staring to gain traction in film circles, but what people should be talking about is the dismissive attitudes of the companies involved that Burr discovered when writing his story: Read More »

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Stephen Collins Joins ‘Three Stooges’

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 6:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Stephen Collins usually plays the nice guy types, but he’s the heavy in The Three Stooges, the Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed comedy for 20th Century Fox. He plays Mr. Harter, who, teamed with Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara as the charming … Read More »

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Larry David Joins ‘Three Stooges’ In Mother Mengele Role

Mike Fleming

Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s 20th Century Fox comedy The Three Stooges cast continues to get more and more inspired. They’re closing in on a deal with Larry David to play Mother Mengele, the unfortunate nun who runs the orphanage where … Read More »

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‘Three Stooges’ Find Head Nun In ‘Glee’s Jane Lynch

By | Wednesday April 27, 2011 @ 3:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning Glee star Jane Lynch is set for The Three Stooges, the 20th Century Fox comedy directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Lynch will play Mother Superior, who runs the orphanage where the trio grows up, despite her best … Read More »

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Hey Moe! Fox Makes Discovery For ‘Three Stooges’ Movie

By | Monday April 25, 2011 @ 4:16pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Chris Diamantopoulos has emerged as the frontrunner to play Moe in The Three Stooges, the 20th Century Fox film to be directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. The choice is … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hall Pass’

By | Friday November 5, 2010 @ 6:04am PDT
Mike Fleming

New Line has released a trailer for Hall Pass, the comedy by Peter and Bobby Farrelly about two guys (Owen Wilson and Saturday Night Live‘s Jason Sudeikis) who are granted a short reprieve from monogamy by their wives. The film opens February 25 and what the trailer doesn’t show is … Read More »

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