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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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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 fol ...
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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 Very Special VMA Special' f ...
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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 Peg ...
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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 harne ...
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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 helm the ...
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Top must watch comedies of the summer!

Aug 10 2014 8:29am CDT | Source: movie pilot

So far 2014 has been a year for some really hilarious movies! While there have been so many amazing comedies I've selected my favourites which are guaranteed to have you rolling on the floor laughing!My favourite comedy this summer would have to be Blended, another epic Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy. After a terrible blind date a man and women find themselves together with their families at a resort. A story about two famili ...
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Casting: Marsden, Harris, Caplan, Rhys, Eve

Aug 8 2014 9:04pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Westworld James Marsden is set to join the cast of HBO’s upcoming sci-fi pilot "Westworld," a TV series reimagining of Michael Crichton's 1973 Western thriller. Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. The story is set in the near future in a theme park full of robots where guests can live out any fantasy they wish. Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, ...
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Casting Net: Lizzy Caplan joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt Christmas comedy

Aug 8 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: ew

• Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s love interest in Sony's untitled Christmas Eve-set comedy. Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie will star as three childhood friends who reu ...
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Lizzy Caplan Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sony’s Untitled Christmas Movie

Aug 8 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: variety

Lizzy Caplan has joined the cast of Sony’s untitled Christmas movie starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Pic also stars Anthony Mackie and Jonathan Levine is directing. Pic follows three former friends who reconnect on Christmas Eve with shenanigans to follow. Caplan will play Levitt’s love interest. Production ...
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