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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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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 fr ...
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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 Robert De Niro? Dan Mazer seems to t ...
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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 Superman: Dawn of Justice. But for a sizable portion of ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
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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 Console Wars by ...
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Sylvester Stallone, Seth Rogen, Avi Lerner, Sherry Lansing Among 190 Names Sigining Petition Against Hamas

Aug 23 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Close to 200 Hollywood executives, celebrities and creatives have including Aaron Sorkin, Josh Charles, Amy Pascal, Sylvestor Stallone, Seth Rogen, Kelsey Grammer, Aaron Sorkin have put their names on a letter, criticizing Hamas, which was sent out from Pro-Israel group Creative Community for Peace and Friends.  The statement, which will run in a number of Hollywood trades, reads as follows below: Commitment to Peach and Justice Statement from Creative Community For ...
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MTV Posts "The Interview" Special Online

Aug 19 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: dark horizons

In the upcoming comedy film "The Interview," James Franco plays a famous entertainment journalist named Dave Skylark while Seth Rogen stars as his producer Aaron. The film has already draw headlines for its plot which involves the pair heading to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong-un and being asked by the CIA to assassinate him. In an interesting bit of promotion for the film, over the weekend MTV aired a 20-minute long 'Dave Skylark ...
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Simon Pegg & Nick Frost to reprise Shaun of the Dead roles! Kinda.

Aug 18 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

You can have your Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, your Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, your George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, even - dare I say it? - your Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. The epic Hollywood bromance I love the most is Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.** And hey, guess what? The dy-nerd-ic duo is set to reprise their most famous roles yet as zombie-stompers Shaun and Ed...animation-style. As Pegg t ...
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Movie News: 'Power Rangers' Due in 2016; 'Texas Chainsaw' Prequel Coming

Aug 14 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: movies.com

Power Rangers: An updated version of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be hitting the big screen on July 22, 2016. That's the release date for Power Rangers, which will reboot the 1990s TV show (and the 1995 movie version, above) for a new generation, based on a story by Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek). Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) are writing the script about a group of high school kids who must harness extraterrestrial ...
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Paramount Announces Ninja Turtles Sequel for 2016

Aug 10 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: ign

With its reboot now sitting atop the weekend box office with an estimated $65 million debut, Paramount Pictures announced today that they're making a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The studio has slated the TMNT sequel for a June 3, 2016 release, which will see it open against the animated (but not for kids) Seth Rogen comedy Sausage Party. "It is unclear at this stage whether director Jonathan Liebesman will return to h ...
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