Though Paul Rudd will soon be known as Ant-Man, fans of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! already know and love him better as Celery Man, the first sequence of the day. If that statement made no sense to you, just watch the clip below and it will sort of come together. But if you've arrived here well-versed in Celery Man--as well as Oyster, Tayne, and the only briefly-glimpsed Mozza-Rell--then all you need to do is proceed over to this webpage (via) immediately, because that's where Alex Meub has posted a semi-functional version of Rudd's Cinco Identity Generator 2.5. It doesn't let you engage 4d3d3d3, you can't order a printout of Oyster smiling, nor will it generate a nude Tayne. But what it will let you do is watch all your favorite sequences, including such crowd-pleasers as a hat wobble and a Flarhgunnstow. Now that you can get into.
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As has long been suspected but was also kind of up in the air there for a time, Bryan Singer will keep on with directing X-Men movies. According to Deadline, Singer and 20th Century Fox have gotten over their concerns about budget and lawsuits now that accuser Michael Egan has gone back to fix the past and rescind his accusations of sexual assault. A deal has been reached with the studio and now it's confirmed Singer will return for the franchise's fifth chapter, X-Men: Apocalypse. Sorry, anyone hoping for Jack the Giant Slayer 2.
Currently living out his own childhood dream on the set of Star Wars, J.J. Abrams is now moving on to fulfill the childhood dreams of others, like John F. Kennedy's youthful dream to not be horrifically murdered. The busy producer is teaming with Stephen King and Parenthood executive producer Bridget Carpenter on an adaptation of King's 11/22/63, Hulu today announcing that the novel will play out as a nine-hour event series. Abrams optioned the book over a year ago, and Carpenter is adapting the story, which sees a high school English teacher travel back in time in an attempt to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing JFK. Despite being set up as a single-season run, it's reported Hulu already "is open to additional seasons, possibly focused on other historic events." So great, now of course we're gonna have to watch until someone dropkicks baby Hitler.
Here's the full trailer for The Tale of Princess Kabuya, the latest--and if rumors of a production shutdown are true, maybe one of the last--from Studio Ghibli. Grave of the Fireflies' Isao Takahata directed and co-wrote the film, a kinetic, hand-drawn take on a folktale you would apparently be familiar with if you were Japanese. As it stands, if you are not Japanese, you'll have to just make do with being familiar with the voices of Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Lucy Liu.
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In what's probably going to be one of the only unambiguously satisfying reveals True Detective gives us in this unfair world, Colin Farrell has confirmed that he is indeed going to star in the next season of the HBO series. As much was rumored back in July, but now the actor has actually said it's true, telling Sunday World, "I'm doing the second series. I'm so excited.
"I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot," he continued. "I know very little about it, but we're shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids."
As for the rest of the rumored cast members, like Taylor Kitsch, Elizabeth Moss, and Vince Vaughn, we still may have to wait a bit before finding out if, really, you're getting Vince Vaughn, huh? Farrell added, "These are early days and all the powers that be are working out locations and schedules and trying to lock down the cast."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt never got his shot at taking over the Batman cowl, but it seems he'll yet get to fill the role of an icon who's been labeled hero, villain, and guy who's really hard to get a meeting with. Variety reports that the actor is in talks to play Edward Snowden in The Snowden Files, Oliver Stone's latest plan for some controversial, politically-charged filmmaking. It's said that while official negotiations haven't yet started, Gordon-Levitt has agreed to the role and "both sides want the deal to happen." Production is expected to begin around the new year. It's also expected that 80% of the film will be shots of Joseph Gordon-Levitt nervously staring into a screen while, in his glasses reflection, an upload bar in an unrecognizable operating system tentatively crawls forward.
Excited to see the maze-based thrills of Red Lobster kids' placemats played out on the big screen, audiences this weekend made The Maze Runner the big hit at the box office. The young-adult adaptation nearly recouped its $34 million budget in just domestic tickets, and it's now already made over $80 million if you count international sales. Naturally, a sequel, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, was already announced yesterday for a release the same time next year. The post-apocalyptic teenage dystopias just don't stop.
Here's your weekend box office:
1. The Maze Runner - $32.5 million
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones - $13.1 million
3. This Is Where I Leave You - $11.9 million
4. No Good Deed - $10.2 million
5. Dolphin Tale 2 - $9 million
Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]
In the tradition of Finding Neverland, or a small blurb below a black-and-white photo on the dust cover, we're about to find out about the life of another author. This time it's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum, whose life story is now in development over at New Line. According to THR, the studio has rushed to buy up a spec script from 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowship finalist Josh Golden called Road to Oz, which it's said "chronicles the early days of the whimsical author." Promisingly, Wikipedia's "early life" section on Baum offers this about what we may see on screen: "At 20 years, Baum took on the then national craze--the breeding of fancy poultry." They'd better not CGI that shit. Modern audiences demand real fancy poultry.