The actress spoke with reporters following the film's Sundance premiere
Zach Braff returned to the director's chair with Wish I Was Here, as the Scrubs star finally followed up his cult favourite Garden State. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival this week to almost unanimous praise (it currently holds a 9.5 rating on IMdB), with Braff and co-stars Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Mandy Patinkin sitting down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the film before the premiere.
Hudson and Braff in a scene from Wish I Was Here
Whilst Braff discussed the freedom of working independently, having the bulk of production costs paid for through crowd funding via Kickstarter, it was Hudson who seemed the most overwhelmed with the movie as she explained the emotional connection she felt towards the film and not just because she and Braff had wanted to make a film together for some time.
The 'Rizzoli & Isles' actor was found dead on Monday morning (19 August) at the tragic age of just 29
Lee Thompson Young, the child star of Disney's hit show The Famous Jett Jackson among other shows, tragically passed away in the early hours of Monday (19 August) morning after apparently taking his own life. His death was confirmed later that day by The Wrap upon receiving a statement from Los Angeles police, with the site later confirming via a statement from his manager that the actor had taken his own life.
Lee Thompson Young has since been remembered fondly on sites like Twitter and FaceBook.
"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," Jonathan Baruch, Young's long-standing manager and friend said in a statement. "Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this difficult time."
Continue reading: TV Star Lee Thompson Young Found Dead Following Apparent Suicide
Carrey's comments made over the weekend have come under scrutiny from Mark Millar and members of the public who are questioning the comic's morality
Jim Carrey will next star in the much-anticipated sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass, imaginatively called Kick-Ass 2, which is due out later this summer. While the rest of the cast and crew get ready to promote the film and do their bit to ensure it is a success, Carrey has decided in an act of non-violent protest that he will not be joining his crew-mates as they lobby for the film.
Carrey is a striden campaigner for stricter gun control in the USA and in the wake of the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook, he has decided not to support the film, announcing his decision on Twitter. On Sunday (June 23) he posted on to his feed; “I did "Kickass" a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," adding in another Tweet, "my apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
A noble move yes, but Carrey may have accidentally shot himself in the foot because now people are demanding that the star put his money where his mouth is and if he really is as opposed to the movie he says he is, then why not give away the fee he received. Others saw it as a direct attack on the film and should box office takings and intrest in the movie begin to fall, the blame will no doubt be placed squarely on Carrey. Others meanwhile just didn't understand Carrey's logic, including Mark Millar - the writer of the Kick-Ass graphic novel, and how he managed to blur the lines between fiction and reality, as well as questioning why he chose to single out one occurrence as his reason behind denouncing the film.
Continue reading: Has Jim Carrey Shot Himself In The Foot With 'Kick-Ass 2' Renunciation?
Zach Braff's follow-up to Garden State could hit theaters as early as September 2014.
So, Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's follow-up to Garden State looks likely to happen after 20,000 Kickstarter users pledged $1.5 million within 24 hours. The actor and director is looking for $2 million to make the movie, in which he will star as a struggling actor who had to home-school his children. "I want you to be my financiers and my audience so I can make a movie for you with no compromises," Scrubs star Braff said in his appeal to fans.
Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons has already agreed to co-star in the movie, while Braff's Scrubs co-star Donald Faison is likely to make a cameo appearance. The actor and writer was inspired to appeal for help for the movie after the Veronica Mars movie received the entirety of its budget from crowd-funding website Kickstarter. "I couldn't help but think maybe there is a new way to finance smaller, personal films that didn't involve signing away all your artistic control," he wrote on his donation page.
The 38-year-old mapped out a detailed plan for how the money would be spent on Wish I Was Here and how the production process would unfold. He placed emphasis on the soundtrack (Garden State's soundtrack went platinum) and said the new movie would use music in the same way. "One of the cool things about being a backer is that you can get access to weekly song picks by me, and be the first group to stream the soundtrack," he noted.
Dave Lizewski is Kick-Ass, a real superhero who's been trying to live a normal life as a high school student alongside his younger counterpart Mindy, also known as Hit-Girl. However, his escapades fighting and killing crime boss Frank D'Amico has inspired a generation of masked crime-fighters to band together as an alliance led by Colonel Stars and Stripes to protect the streets of New York. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl decide to don their costumes again when news of Red Mist, D'Amico's son who is now known as supervillain The Motherf*****, assembling an army to destroy them reaches them. However, the hero duo have other things to worry about when the NYPD decide they've had enough of cleaning up the mess of the city's masked protectors and so vow to arrest every costume donning person on the streets. Hit-Girl is apprehended and forced to give up her moniker, and so Kick-Ass must join superhero league Justice Forever in order to combat the imminent uprising of the new formidable evil.
Based on the comic books of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita. Jr and following on from 2010's 'Kick-Ass' directed by Matthew Vaughn ('X-Men: First Class', 'Stardust', 'Layer Cake'), 'Kick-Ass 2' is the thrilling sequel seeing Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl older and tougher than ever before. It has been directed and written this time by Jeff Wadlow ('Never Back Down', 'Cry_Wolf') and is set for release on August 16th 2013.
Kick Ass 2 was produced by Matthew Vaughn, Tarquin Pack, Adam Bohling, David Reid and Brad Pitt
What if extraterrestrials threatened our very existence? Many people think it's just a matter of time before earth finds itself home to other worldly life. When strange lights appear in the skyline, the people of Los Angeles couldn't help but be drawn to the bright blue streams of light, what followed was something that no one expected or had any warning of.
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If you were to take the 1998 Spice Girls movie called "Spice World," then remove all the self-deprecation, all the homages to "Hard Day's Night," and all the surprising wit that made it such a great guilty pleasure, what you'd be left with would closely resemble the new "Josie and the Pussycats" movie -- although the results would still be less formulaic.
A live-action revival of the girlie rock band from the Archie comics and Saturday Morning cartoons, "Josie" is a hypocritical satire of MTV conformity that carefully tippy-toes around its mockery of the fickle pop music market so as not to rock the boat with its target audience -- those very same conformist teenagers at whom it pokes fun.
As the movie opens, the private plane carrying a boy band called Dejour (ha ha, very funny) has just been crashed on the command of their evil manager Wyatt Frame (Alan Cumming), who had to get rid of the boys after they discovered the record company's subliminal messages planted in their songs.
Continue reading: Josie & The Pussycats Review
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