The announcement: The #1 comedy of 2014, Columbia Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 22 Jump Street, will return to theaters on Friday, October 24, 2014, in advance of its release on home entertainment, it was announced today by Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. As the film has taken in a domestic box office of over $191 million and a worldwide take over $327 million, the re-release is a chance for audiences across the country to revisit the top-grossing comedy of 2014 on the big screen.
Following the theatrical re-release, 22 Jump Street will be available early on Digital HD on October 28, and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 18.
Commenting on the announcement, Bruer said, "Clearly, audiences fell in love with these characters two years ago and this summer they showed the strong appetite for more adventures with the hilarious pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. There's nothing like laughing out loud in a packed theater, so before the movie becomes available to own, we wanted to give moviegoers the chance to relive the experience on the big screen."
In 22 Jump Street, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case–they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. Screenplay by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman, from a story by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television series "21 Jump Street" created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum.To read more or comment...
The official word: Bravo Media announced today Bethenny Frankel will return to her roots for season seven of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” First premiering in 2008, Frankel became an instant fan favorite appearing as a main cast member in seasons one through three of “The Real Housewives of New York City” as well as two spin-off series on the network, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After…” The new season will follow Bethenny and returning cast Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.
“I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to ‘The Real Housewives of New York City,” said Frankel. “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”
"Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn't be more excited she is coming home to Bravo!,” said Andy Cohen, Host & Executive Producer, “Watch What Happens Live” and Executive Producer, “The Real Housewives” Franchise.To read more or comment...
The following is a column I wrote for the print Beacon Journal, which may appear in the days ahead. (Update: It was in the print editions on Oct. 20.) I offer you a sneak preview.
You may be unsettled by all the news reports about Ebola, its spread and what it might do. Even when you are looking at the information as sensibly as possible, you can’t help but feel that ache in your stomach, the gut sensation that deadly business is happening.
Of course you do. You’ve been trained to think that way. Consider:
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The announcement: Academy Award® nominee and three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella will go deep undercover with FX’s critically acclaimed drama The Americans, in a recurring role in the show’s third season, which began production this week.
Langella will play the role of “Gabriel,” Philip and Elizabeth’s former KGB handler who comes out of retirement to take back responsibility for overseeing these two KGB operatives from their previous handler, Claudia (Margo Martindale).
“We’ve been huge fans of Frank’s work for a long time, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know Frank himself in the beginning stages of working together on the character of Gabriel,” said Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. “We look forward to a great season together, and to what we’re sure will be a phenomenal creative collaboration.”
Langella, who is repped by Paradigm, has three upcoming feature films set for release in 2015: the romance 5 to 7 opposite Anton Yelchin and Glenn Close, Driftless Area with Zooey Deschanel, and Captain Fantastic opposite Viggo Mortensen.To read more or comment...