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Rebel Wilson vows to fight ‘malicious’ Bauer Media to the end

‘It’s ridiculously hard to be one individual against a billionaire corporation,’ actor saysThe Australian actor Rebel Wilson has attacked what she calls the “shockingly unethical behaviour and malicious takedowns” by the publisher Bauer Media, as she applies to take her defamation saga to Australia’s highest court.The Pitch Perfect actor lodged an application with the high […]

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How Kay Cannon Shattered a Glass Ceiling By Directing ‘Blockers’

Kay Cannon’s “Blockers” scored big at the weekend box office with $21.4 million. The R-rated comedy is like “Bridesmaids” meets “American Pie,” with a script that follows a group of three high school seniors (played by Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan and Gideon Adlon) who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. When […]

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Kay Cannon on ‘Blockers’, Making Her Directorial Debut and Reworking the Script

After getting her start at such comedic training grounds as The Second City, The iO West Theater and The ComedySportz Theatre, Kay Cannon received rave reviews for her debut screenplay Pitch Perfect, and wrote and co-produced Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3. Now, she’s made her feature directorial debut with the outrageously funny Blockers, […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Makes Loud Thursday Debut With $4.3 Million

Horror-thriller “A Quiet Place” has opened with an impressive $4.3 million at 2,740 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings, while “Blockers” took in $1.5 million at 2,650 sites in previews.Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, has been forecasted to debut with as much as $30 million from 3,508 […]

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Blockers review – a smart update on the teens-and-sex comedy

Staid parents are wittily piched against their open-minded daughtersThe parents of three teenage girls set out to scupper their daughters’ plans to lose their virginity on prom night: looking at its bare bones plot, Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon’s directorial debut doesn’t exactly scream “sex positive”. Yet, by aligning itself with its younger characters’ more […]

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Blockers review – prom night comedy as parents turn sex obstructors

Entertaining film about the parents of three teenagers who attempt to foil their offsprings’ plans to lose their virginitySome really good gags about American Beauty and the Fast and Furious franchise are part of what’s enjoyable about this extremely likable generation-gap comedy from screenwriting brothers Jim and Brian Kehoe. It’s a script that’s been on […]

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‘Blockers’ Director Kay Cannon at SXSW: ‘I am a Woman, I Directed Something, and It’s Rated R!’

SXSW has gained a reputation for premiering R-rated comedies that go on to earn $100 million or more at the domestic box office, but this year’s prospect, “Blockers,” is the first from a female director.“I’m so happy to be here and I am a woman,” Kay Cannon informed the Paramount Theatre crowd immediately before Saturday […]

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‘Slither’ Alumni Elizabeth Banks and James Gunn Reunite for Untitled Horror Pic

Elizabeth Banks has signed on as the lead in an Untitled Horror Project produced by James Gunn and The H Collective; David Yarovesky (The Hive) will direct. Written by Brian and Mark Gunn, The H Collective will fully finance the feature and produce alongside Gunn and his company, Troll Court Entertainment. The H Collective announced […]

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