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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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Oct 31 2014 4:30pm 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: Election sign How Overdue Actors Can Win for the ‘Wrong’ Performance The 13 Worst Halloween Movies of ...
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‘The Comeback’ Season 2 Trailer: Valerie Cherish Comes to HBO

Oct 20 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Slash Film

HBO’s The Comeback is preparing to come back. The brilliant-but-cancelled TV series returns for its second season in just a few weeks, nine years after it was originally cancelled. Lisa Kudrow returns as Valerie Cherish, the former star of a ’90s sitcom. In Season 1, she staged a comeback with a supoprting role in a network sitcom called Room and Bored, where she was routinely tormented by a writer ...
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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Skips THE INTERVIEW, Time Travels to February

Oct 14 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Collider

This isn't all that surprising.  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is now foregoing its original December 25th, 2014 release date and moving to February 20th.  This makes sense for a few reasons, the first of which is that it needs to get out of the way of Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview, which is shaping up to be something of a comedic juggernaut (at least in terms of my perception - it feels like awareness is high for that one).  Also telling?  My first thought w ...
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Seth Rogen and James Franco Take on North Korea in the New Red Band Trailer for THE INTERVIEW!

Sep 22 2014 2:02pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

An very NSFW red band trailer has been released for THE INTERVIEW, and it is exactly what you need on a Monday afternoon. Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... An very NSFW red band trailer has been released for THE INTERVIEW, and it is exactly what you need on a Monday afternoon.  The film is the latest from writing/directing team Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It tells t ...
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Seth Rogen Takes An Angry Swipe At The NFL After Footage Leaks Of Ray Rice Punching His Fiance In The Face (UPDATE) (Allison/Dlisted)

Sep 8 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: wesmirch

Allison / Dlisted: Seth Rogen Takes An Angry Swipe At The NFL After Footage Leaks Of Ray Rice Punching His Fiance In The Face (UPDATE)  —  Back in March, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was given a 2-day slap-on-the-wrist suspension after hotel surveillance footage from February was released of him dragging ...
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Zac Efron And Robert De Niro Together?! You Talkin' To Me?

Sep 4 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Efron and De Niro to headline a comedy by director Dan Mazer. Read the full article on AICN Nordling here. Zac Efron proved his comic chops in this summer's NEIGHBORS, holding his own with Seth Rogen and even taking a few choice jokes away from the guy.  This summer was a bit light on comedy, so Efron's work in NEIGHBORS was good enough to sustain the film, and the summer.  But can Efron hold his own against one ...
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‘Starring Adam West’ Trailer: The Life and Times of a Superhero Icon

Sep 4 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

There’s a funny scene in Neighbors where two drunk dudes argue about which actor is the definitive Batman. For 30something Seth Rogen, it’s Michael Keaton of Batman and Batman Returns. For college kid Zac Efron, it’s Christian Bale from the Christopher Nolan films. And in the future, for kids even younger than that, it could very well become Ben Affleck going up against Henry Cavill in Batman v Supe ...
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The Making of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie, From the Book ‘Console Wars’

Sep 2 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The 1993 Super Mario Bros movie is infamous for many reasons. Mostly, we know it because the film is based on a hugely popular video game property, and the resulting movie is so, so bad. It’s also significant because the film was such a miserable experience for everyone involved — most of all the people at Nintendo — that we’ve since been denied films based on some of Nintendo’s other fantastic properties. So, what exactly went wrong? I found out recently by reading the book ...
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