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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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Nov 4 2014 8:07pm CST | Source: Empire Online

For Danny Boyle's new filmWith Christian Bale definitively out of the running to play Steve Jobs for Danny Boyle’s next, untitled film (this week, at least), the role is wide open. And it appears that Boyle already has another choice, with Michael Fassbender in early talks to fill the vacant position.It’s worth remembering that things are at a very early stage and Fassbender may not even get as far as making a deal for the ...
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Michael Fassbender Could Be Steve Jobs for Danny Boyle

Nov 4 2014 2:30pm CST | Source: Slash Film

When Aaron Sorkin revealed that his Steve Jobs script, which will be directed by Danny Boyle, features Jobs in pretty much every frame of the movie, we started to think about the movie in new terms. Clearly a film with a Sorkin script that has attracted directors such as David Fincher and Danny Boyle is likely to be a showcase for whatever actor takes the job. But putting that star in every frame requires an even deeper level of commitment. And now it seems like Michael Fassbender ...
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Movie News: First Look at Kurt Russell in Western 'Bone Tomahawk;' First Delightful 'Minions' Trailer

Nov 4 2014 8:09am CST | Source: movies.com

Bone Tomahawk: The first photo from Bone Tomahawk has been released, showcasing Kurt Russell in his first Western since 1993's Tombstone. Russell stars as a sheriff who "sets out to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes." Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, and Richard Jenkins are featured as fellow rescuers. The movie is aiming for release in the fall of 2015. [EW.com]   Steve Jobs: It was exciting to hear new ...
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3 weeks ago

Christian Bale is out of a JOBS!

Nov 3 2014 3:40pm CST | Source: aintitcool

The actor turned the role down after careful consideration. Read the full article on AICN The question is, was he ever actually in?   That interview with Aaron Sorkininterview with Aaron Sorkin seemed to solidify Bale's casting as Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle's upcoming biopic, but we never had any rock solid confirmation beyond that. Now that we're hearing that "the actor came to the conclusion he was not right for the ...
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Christian Bale Drops Out of Steve Jobs Biopic

Nov 3 2014 2:41pm CST | Source: ign

Christian Bale won't play Steve Jobs in director Danny Boyle's biopic after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Bale, after much deliberation and conflicting feelings, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw." The movie, scripted by Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder, was eying a winter produ ...
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Christian Bale drops out of Steve Jobs biopic

Nov 3 2014 2:21pm CST | Source: Total Film

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic just can’t seem to catch a break, with THR reporting that leading man Christian Bale has now dropped out of the production. According to the report, Bale withdrew from the role of Apple’s co-founder just one week after being “confirmed” by writer Aaron Sorkin, with the report citing “much deliberation and conflicted feelings”. Bale is the second big-name star to eventua ...
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3 weeks ago

Christian Bale Bails on Steve Jobs Movie

Nov 3 2014 1:10pm CST | Source: slash film

Update: Christian Bale has pulled out of Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs movie. THR reports “Sources say Bale, after much deliberation and conflicting feelings, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw.” Seth Rogen is in talks to play Apple co-counder Steve Wozniak, but with Bale out of the picture the film’s casting could change dramatically. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has said that the lead actor in the film will be in every frame of ...
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Page 2: Transformers, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, HTTYD, Alien, Star Trek

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 All Time Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing P ...
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5 weeks ago

‘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 named Paulie G. (Lance Barber). In Season 2, she comes to HBO to star in Paulie G.’s n ...
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