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Seth Rogen slams film critic for shootings article

Seth Rogen slams film critic for shootings article

May 27 2014, 2:06am CDT | by

Seth Rogen has slammed a film critic for claiming movies like 'Neighbors' motivated shooting suspect Elliot Rodger. The actor, who appeared in the movie alongside Zac Efron, has hit out at...

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Seth Rogen slams film critic for shootings article

May 27 2014, 2:06am CDT | by

Seth Rogen has slammed a film critic for claiming movies like 'Neighbors' motivated shooting suspect Elliot Rodger.

The actor, who appeared in the movie alongside Zac Efron, has hit out at Washington Post writer Ann Hornaday, who suggested in a recent article that ''outsized frat-boy fantasies'' like the film encouraged the Santa Barbara suspect, who left six people dead and 13 injured last week in a deadly rampage, after he revealed he was tired of being ignored by girls at college.

Rogen took to Twitter to call out the writer today (27.05.14), posting: ''@AnnHornaday I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed.

''How dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage. (sic)''

Hornaday wrote in her article: ''How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like 'Neighbors' and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of 'sex and fun and please?' How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, 'It's not fair'?

''Movies may not reflect reality, but they powerfully condition what we desire, expect and feel we deserve from it.''

Hornaday went on to write: ''If our cinematic grammar is one of violence, sexual conquest and macho swagger - thanks to make studio executives - who green-light projects according to their own pathetic predilections - no-one should be surprised when those impulses take luridly literal form in the culture at large.''

According to the Hollywood Reporter, director and producer Apatow, who worked on 'Bridesmaids' and 'Knocked Up', has also responded to the article, calling it ''self promotional'' and ''idiotic.''

He added: ''Why is it always everything else but mental illness?''

Elliot, 22, who is the son of 'Hunger Games' second unit director Peter Rodger, detailed his chilling plans to murder women in a 141-page manifesto and committed suicide after the killings.

 
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TV News: Strain, ABC, Preacher, Squad, Enlisted

Jul 15 2014 7:44pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

The Strain FX's vampire virus drama "The Strain" may have had mixed reviews from the critics, but ratings wise it had very promising start. 'Strain' pulled in an average 1.2 rating and 3 million viewers overall for its initial telecast on Sunday night. That rating is equal to TNT's "The Last Ship" as the top premiere of the summer, and ahead of FX's own "Fargo" (0.8) and "Tryant ...
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Comic Con 2014 Sunday Schedule Heavy on TV, Plus Batkid, The Lego Movie and Console Wars

Jul 13 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

And that’s that. The San Diego Comic Con 2014 Sunday schedule is out, completing the programming for the year’s most anticipated pop culture event. Here’s the Thursday, Friday and Saturday schedules. Sunday, as usual, is the wind down. Hall H is all TV with Supernatural, The Following, Sons of Anarchy and Guillermo del Toro presenting The Strain. Outside of the big room, there are fun panels on Lego Batman 3, Batkid, the making of The Lego Mov ...
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North Korea complains to UN about Seth Rogen comedy The Interview

Jul 10 2014 2:37am CDT | Source: the guardian

The Interview, concerning a TV host and producer hired to assassinate Kim Jong-un, has been condemned by North Korea as 'sponsoring terrorism' Con ...
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Watch the Animated Short Made by 11-Year Old Lars von Trier

Jun 18 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Back in 1967, when Lars von Trier was just Lars Trier, and only 11 years old, the future director made what he later called his first film. The movie is short, and animated in a crude stop-motion using cut-out paper characters. It is also, as you might expect, more than a bit unusual. Turen til Squashland… En Super Pølse Film is the title, which translates to Trip to Squash Land… A Super Sausage Film. What does it all mean? Difficult to say, really ...
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Sony Buys Captain Nemo Spec Script From ‘Smallville’ Creators

Jun 14 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Briefly: While the odds of ever getting to see a David Fincher version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are now slim to none, an alternate version of the tale has just been purchased. Sony Pictures has purchased a spec script called Captain Nemo, written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The pair are best known for co-creating the hit Superman show Smallville, but also worked on the scripts for films such as Spide ...
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Actress Ruby Dee Has Died At 91

Jun 12 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Ruby Dee personified class throughout her life. The Oscar-nominated actress, born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland in 1922, began making movies in the mid 1940s and didn’t stop until 2013. In that time she was also was an accomplished playwright, Grammy-award winning poet, social activist and inspiration to millions. Dee passed away Wednesday at the age of 91. To many, Dee is probably best known for roles in films like her ...
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Kristen Wiig to Direct, Write, and Star in Female Friendship Comedy

Jun 11 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Like so many actors before her, Kristin Wiig is making the leap into directing. Her first feature will be an untitled comedy for TriStar, which she’ll pen with Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo. And as if they didn’t have enough to do already, Wiig and Mumolo are also set to star. Hit the jump for more details on the new project. The New York Times describes the new film as a story about “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of ...
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Page 2: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, GoT, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, Kubrick, True Detective, Harry Potter

Jun 10 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Star T-Rex t-shirt The Secret to Seth Rogen‘s Success: Make it Cheap, Make it Dirty and Ignore the Studio 5 Reasons Nicolas Cage’s New Film Will Be ...
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Rose Byrne Wanted For The Something

Jun 4 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

She may be lost in spaceFollowing the success of Bad Neighbours, the producers are looking to stay in the Rose Byrne Business. Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe are trying to convince her to star in their next film, The Something.Few details are available about the film itself, according to The Hollywood Reporter, though we do know it’s set in space. Rodney Rothman, who has written films such as Get Him To The Gre ...
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