Seth Rogen Clears Up The Rumors That Emma Watson Was “Unprofessional” On The Set Of ‘This Is The End’

Back in 2013, Seth Rogen and his friends joined together to create the outrageous comedy, This Is the End. The movie was a massive hit and is still loved by many today.

Personally, I enjoyed the outtakes more than the actual film, but that’s just me.

In any event, Rogen recently had an interview with GQ, and during the interview he talked about the long-rumored incident involving Emma Watson. It was reported she walked off the set of the movie and refused to film a scene with Danny McBride.

Rogen confirmed this and said:

I mean, I don’t look back on that and think, ‘How dare she do that?’ You know? I think sometimes when you read something, when it comes to life it doesn’t seem to be what you thought it was. But it was not some terrible ending to our relationship. She came back the next day to say goodbye. She helped promote the film. No hard feelings and I couldn’t be happier with how the film turned out in the end.

After the interview went public, people used this quote to push their narrative about how Watson is difficult to work with. A rumor that can unfortunately ruin careers in Hollywood.

Rogen didn’t like this, so he went on Twitter to address the issue, and he made it clear Watson deserved no blame.

A recent interview I gave…misrepresents what actually happened. The scene was not what was originally scripted, it was getting improvised, changed drastically and was not what she agreed to. The narrative that she was in some way uncool or unprofessional is complete bullsh*t. I for sure should have communicated better and because I didn’t, she was put in an uncomfortable position.

You can read the full statement below…

Watch Multiple Seth Rogens In The First Trailer For ‘American Pickle’

What’s better than one Seth Rogen? Two Seth Rogens, of course! The actor/writer/comedian is starring in the upcoming HBO Max film, American Pickle.

In the movie, Rogen plays a man who falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. He’s also playing the pickled man’s great-grandson.

Herschel Greenbaum, is a 1920s immigrant laborer who arrives in America to give his family a better life. While working in a factory, he falls into a vat of pickles and, through the magic of science that is 100-percent totally real, is perfectly brined for 100 years, after which he wakes up in the year 2020. The other Rogen character, Ben Greenbaum, is Herschel’s great-grandson living in 21st century Brooklyn.

This movie was scheduled to hit theaters this year, but due to the pandemic, it’s going straight to HBO Max. Sony Pictures sold worldwide rights to the streaming service earlier this year.

The first trailer was released this week, and it looks, uh, interesting.

Check out the trailer below. It’ll hit HBO Max on August 6. Get your pickles ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBC0pTh6GDM

Seth Rogen & Lonely Island Are Moving Forward With Their Fyre Festival Parody Film

In many ways, the Fyre Festival ended up being a lonely island, and now The Lonely Island and Seth Rogen are working together to develop a film about the disastrous music festival.

They announced they were developing this movie over a year ago, but there hasn’t been much talk about it recently. After the two recent documentaries were released, people started to question whether Rogen and The Lonely Island were still working on this movie.

In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Lonely Island member Jorma Taccone revealed they are indeed still developing the movie.

“Oh yeah. I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now. You’ve seen the docs, right? It’s crazy. This is something that Akiva and Seth cooked up, and we’re figuring it all out right now.”

So it looks like they’re still in the very early stages, which means the project could go up in flames just like the Fyre Festival.

But hopefully they’re able to put the time in and make this damn thing because I have no doubt it’d be f**king hilarious. And if they’re smart, they’d start working on it this year while people are still talking about it.

Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer And Seth Rogen Team Up In Trailer For Netflix Comedy ‘Like Father’

You all remember Forgetting Sarah Marshall, right? The 2008 comedy starring Jason Segel as a man who gets dumped by his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) and has trouble moving on because he spots her with her new boyfriend while on vacation in Hawaii.

Well, Bell is playing a sorta reversed role in the upcoming Netflix comedy, Like Father.

In the romantic comedy, Bell plays a workaholic exec who gets left at the altar and ends up on her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father, played by Kelsey Grammer. Seth Rogen plays her love interest in the film.

This movie won’t win any awards or change the way you think, but it’ll definitely keep you entertained on a lonely Friday night.

Check out the trailer below. It’ll be released on Netflix August 3, 2018.

Sony Announces Plan To Release “Clean Versions” Of Popular Films, Seth Rogen Jumps On His Twitter Account To Sh*t All Over The Idea!

Freedom: That’s why shows and movies on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon are typically more entertaining than shows being released on network TV. You have to limit your creativity when trying to sell something to a network. It doesn’t mean it can’t be great, but it does make it more challenging.

The push to make everything PC/clean is ruining the arts, and Sony Pictures is planning on making the problem worse. The new home entertainment initiative will offer “clean” versions of movies in hopes of appealing to a larger audience.

This “Clean Version” project will make the broadcast TV or airline versions of a movie available when someone purchases a film on iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW.

It will first launch with 24 films, including Step Brothers, Big Daddy, Captain Phillips, 50 First Dates, and all of the Spider-Man movies.

Seth Rogen is not a fan of the idea. He jumped on his Twitter account and sent out the tweet you see below…

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. We agree with Mr. Rogen here. The directors, writers, actors…they all work hard to create the movie they set out to make. Removing crucial scenes/lines from the movie simply because they’re not safe for the entire family is ridiculous.

This is how Sony is promoting the project…

“The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together. Films of all ratings can be adapted as Clean Versions; however, the extent of such adaptation can vary.”

Superbad’s Director Talks About The Failed Sequel, And If There Is Any Hope For A Reunion Movie

Most of you should know by now that we’re not a fan of sequels. We’re not saying there haven’t been any good sequels produced, we’re just saying there are too many out there. Original ideas are getting pushed to the back of the line to make room for remakes and sequels.

The sequel market has been really heating up lately, which is why it’s a bit surprising we never saw a sequel to Superbad. It was incredibly successful at the box office and is considered to be one of the funniest movies in recent history.

Everyone involved would have made a ridiculous amount of money had their been a sequel, but the creators behind the film refused to put out an inferior product. Seth Rogen has always been against a direct sequel. He never wanted to do it. Judd Apatow admitted he would have been happy to produce a direct sequel if they could all come together to create a story worth telling.

That never happened, mainly because he was the only one who truly liked the idea. The director of the original film, Greg Mottola, recently talked with CinemaBlend and he talked about an idea he’s had for a few years now.

A huge reunion film. Not a sequel. It would be a completely different story, but with the same cast.

“I would love to reunite with every single person who worked on that movie, but we all feel like we got to do something special when no one was looking, and we certainly don’t want to shit on it. But I keep pitching, ‘Let’s just get everyone together and shoot a different movie with all the same cast, down to like the one line parts. Get every last person into a different movie.’ I would love to see that. I’ll have to see if he’ll take me up on that. But yeah, maybe when everyone is like 20 years older.”

It’s an interesting idea. It could work. For those wondering, Superbad was released in 2007, so 20 years later would be 2027.

We’ll be waiting.

That Space Comedy Starring Seth Rogen, Bill Hader And Zach Galifianakis? Well, It Just Lost Its Release Date…

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A sci-fi comedy starring a dream team of Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis sounds incredible. It’d be like Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, and Bruce Willis starring in some action-drama together.

The untitled project (known as The Something) was scheduled for a release date of May 26, 2017. Universal announced the news earlier this year and revealed the film would be the directorial debut of ‘22 Jump Street‘ writer Rodney Rothman. According to Variety, the story was going to center on “astronauts who happen upon a mysterious craft and find that they are not equipped to represent humankind in a battle of intelligent life.”

Sounds promising, right? Watching Rogen, Hader and Galifianakis try to communicate with a group of aliens sounds like it would be hilarious. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the movie will be hitting theaters next year. Heck, there is a chance production will never start.

Universal has pulled the May release date. They did not provide any details, but sources claim the studio is concerned with the budget, especially after most of their live-action comedy films failed in 2016.

Earlier this month, Rogen told Howard Stern that “scheduling issues” were holding the movie back, but that doesn’t seem likely. Rogen and Galifianakis have pretty clear schedules at the moment, and if everyone was 100% on board, we have to imagine they would be getting ready to hit the production stage right about now.

The good news is that the project hasn’t been canceled. For now, it’s just being delayed. Hopefully they can work everything out, because the world needs more Bill Hader.

Seth Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ Is Getting Some Great Reviews From The Critics, Find Out What They’re Saying Inside!

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When the first trailer for Sausage Party was released, the internet ate that sh-t up. You had teenagers/college kids sharing it because they genuinely found it funny, and then you had parents sharing it on Facebook to warn other parents that this animated comedy wasn’t made for children.

It was the perfect storm and Seth Rogen has to be feeling great just days before his film hits theaters on Aug. 12. The early reviews coming in have been overwhelmingly positive.

Sausage Party sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment. There have only been 10 reviews counted, so expect the numbers to change, but it definitely looks like it’s going to be a hit with both the critics and audience.

John DeFore from The Hollywood Reporter seemed to be surprised by just how funny the movie was…

“The laughs barely let up after that first scene, in fact, in a film that proves to be not just more than a boundary-stretching exercise but one of the funniest arguments for the non-existence of God in some time. (Ricky Gervais and Bill Maher could take a lesson.) Fans of This is the End and similar Rogen & Co. outrages will eat it up.”

And this review from Devin Faraci for BirthMoviesDeath gives Seth Rogen a virtual stroke of the sausage by saying this film could be the best of the year.

Not only is it hilarious, but it also has an important message…

“I laughed and laughed throughout Sausage Party, but more than that I walked out stunned at how smart and subversive the movie is, and shocked at how absolutely f–king bananas (no, not the actual fruit, although they do come into play) the ending is. Sausage Party is a great comedy because it’s willing to go too far to land a joke but it’s still interested in doing more than making you laugh. I didn’t see this coming, but Sausage Party might be one of the great films of the year.”

Sounds like it’s worth the ticket. We’ll post the trailer below, even though you’ve probably already seen it multiple times.

 

Theater In California Forced To Apologize To Angry Parents After Showing ‘Sausage Party’ Trailer For ‘Finding Dory’ Audience

 

Parents in California were horrified when Seth Rogen’s R-rated Sausage Party trailer started playing before a screening of Finding Dory. And if you’ve watched the trailer for Rogen’s movie, you know it starts out like a typical family film put out by Pixar.

So we have to imagine the children inside the theater were really paying attention to this trailer when it quickly transformed from a lovable Pixar film to a bunch of naughty vegetables talking like Samuel L. Jackson.

After the upset parents complained, the Vice-President of Operations for the Brenden Theatre Corporation sent out an apology, explaining this was a one-time, honest mistake. No one was trying to play any tricks.

“The wrong movie was started by mistake. Our movies are now started and stopped by computer and a click of a mouse. We moved a couple of screens to larger houses to accommodate some walk-up groups over a very, very busy Dory weekend. In the rush one hardworking manager clicked the wrong movie. It was caught soon but not until that trailer was played. We regret it, apologize for it and we are not happy that it happened.”

Ah, it’s okay, Those kids might have heard a few f-bombs and witnessed some of their favorite foods get brutally murdered on the big screen, but it could have been worse.

Last year, a theater in Ohio accidentally started playing Insidious 3 instead of Inside Out. Children were reportedly “asking lots of questions” after watching people being tied up and murdered on screen.

Movie Review – Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – A Lot More Jokes That Hit The Right Notes than the Original

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I did not expect to like Neighbors 2 as much as I did. I’ll admit I enjoyed the first one, but I never felt it needed a sequel. In this case though, the sequel might be better than the original.

The movie starts a few years after the last one. Mac and Kelly are pregnant again and are focusing on raising daughter Stella. In the college close to their neighborhood, new student Morgan has just come from a strict household and is ready to party. While pledging a sorority, she learns that only Fraternities can have parties and sororities are barred from throwing any kind of celebration in their house. Angered and frustrated, Morgan teams up with new pals Beth and Nora to form their own sorority off campus. Their sorority so happens to reside in the same house right next to Mac and Kelly.

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I really liked how the sorority girls were portrayed in this movie. That’s a rare thing to say, because so few movies get it right, but this one does. They slip in a bit of social consciousness, making it a bit funnier and a bit smarter than the first. What I liked is the movie addressed inequality between the sexes without getting preachy about it.

Zac Efron returns, and not just as a walk on. Instead, he acts as Morgan’s party mentor, teaching her all the ins and outs of being a binge drinking, hard partying bro. At the same time, he’s dealing with his own issues, as he still has yet to grow up.  Morgan was also an enjoyable character, because she flouted how girls should act and didn’t apologize for it. She’s a bit more empathetic than Efron was in the original.

Lisa Kudrow, Kelsey Grammar and Dave Franco all had walk on cameos that didn’t feel superfluous, even though this movie was a clear cash grab. They made such a good choice in the cameos, using people with pitch perfect comedic timing, that it worked beautifully. For that, I’ll forgive the cash grab.

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Neighbors 2 has a lot more jokes that hit the right notes than the original. Adding Chloe Grace Mortez to the cast rounded out the laughs, because the girl has a gift for blue humor. She’s probably the funniest, truest to life character I’ve seen in a comedy of this nature, which is really what makes Neighbors 2 work so much more.

That being said, Seth Rogan really didn’t do it for me in this movie. He kind of faded into the background and got less laughs than the other characters. I felt like there were so many missed opportunities for better jokes and one liners. Honestly, it felt like he ad-libbed his script, but then didn’t have anything funny to say.

This time around, you’ll have a hard time deciding who to root for. A more empathetic villain makes this movie a bit better the second time around, and it packed in a lot more laughs as well. All in all, this, and the original are worth the watch.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

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