The film's not faring well with the critics.
When it was announced there was to be a big screen release of 'Baywatch', based on the original television series of the same name, not many people really knew what to expect. So, following the reveal that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron would be leading proceedings came a little hope that this could be the revival the franchise needed.
Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson lead the stars of 'Baywatch'
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case if recent critical reviews are anything to go by. Currently sitting at just 19% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, the film hasn't just failed to make a splash, but it's really being hammered by those who can have a big influence on box office numbers.
Continue reading: 'Baywatch' Takes A Beating From The Critics
The actor is breaking from his usual comedic roles to take on the infamous killer.
Zac Efron is an actor known for a flurry of different roles. Whether it's his breakout role as Troy Bolton in the 'High School Musical' Disney movie trilogy, the charming Link Larkin in the 2007 'Hairspray' film adaptation or his more recent roles in the likes of 'Bad Neighbours' and 'Baywatch', there's certainly one direction many never thought they'd see him going in.
Zac Efron will play serial killer Ted Bundy
That is in the direction of playing a serial killer, but that's exactly what he'll be doing in forthcoming movie 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', as a report from THR states. From documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger and a script from Michael Werwie, the film tells the story of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Lands Role As Serial Killer Ted Bundy
The Baywatch lifeguard team might be the best known on the planet, but in this new reality, they are really struggling with their brand. Mitch Buchanan (Dwayne Johnson) is facing cuts to his squad from the council, because they're apparently not doing enough to get themselves noticed (not even with C.J. Parker's [Kelly Rohrbach] slow-motion run). The top brass at the Baywatch Headquarters decide to try and up the popularity by employing a new member to the team; the young, super-athletic and recklessly wild Matt Brody (Zac Efron) who all the girls might like but Mitch is struggling to whip into shape. He's not exactly setting the best example for safety with his endless spontaneous stunts, and Mitch likes him even less when all he's wearing is minuscule American flag Speedos. But these guys have to find some common ground and band together when a body washes up on their beach.
Continue: Baywatch - Super Bowl Trailer
From the return of our favourite lifeguards to the resurrection of a classic monster, 2017 looks set to be a great year for movie reboots.
Movie reboots are always risky business and in recent years we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to studios trying to breathe new life into an old story.
But 2017 looks pretty promising for movie lovers, with some high-profile reboots coming our way that might just be better than the originals.
Beauty and The Beast
It's the long awaited re-boot of the popular TV series.
The first trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of 'Baywatch' is finally here and it's almost like it's a parody of the original series. One thing's for sure, Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron make for an excellent team - even if their characters are totally at odds with each other.
Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario in 'Baywatch'
It looks like 'Baywatch' is going to be everything we wanted it to be if the trailer is anything to go by. Complete with slow-mo beach runs and death-defying rescues from burning boats, it's got all the colour of the 90s TV show but with a thick layer of humour and exaggeration.
Continue reading: 'Baywatch' First Trailer Includes C.J.'s Slow-Motion Run
Mitch Buchanan is facing a problem with his Baywatch lifeguard brand. The council are making cutbacks and the team just aren't getting themselves noticed enough. In a bid to up their popularity and spread some good press, the boss at Baywatch Headquarters brings in an athletic young man named Matt Brody who appears to have far too much confidence in himself. Meanwhile, Mitch has very little confidence in him; mainly because he's spreading a bad example with his endless stream of reckless stunts in the name of fun. Things get serious when a body is found on the beach, and Mitch want to investigate what has happened himself. However, it seems Matt sees this as a step too far and would much rather leave the matter to the police.
Continue: Baywatch - Teaser Trailer
The 19-year-old couldn't contain her excitement when Efron surprised her after her gold medal win.
Team USA gymnast Simone Biles is an extremely decorated athlete who has won four Olympic gold medals and is a three-time world all-around champion. But the 19-year-old is also a huge fan of actor Zac Efron and on Tuesday her dreams came true when she finally got to meet the High School Musical star after her Olympic victory.
Watching this gross-out comedy, it's clear that the gifted cast and crew had a great time making it. Scenes are packed with wildly ridiculous improvisation, as the script throws characters into some genuinely outrageous situations. And yet it's never actually funny. The longer the film goes on, the more the audience will wonder why they don't feel in on the joke.
It's loosely based on the true story of chucklehead brothers Mike and Dave (Adam Devine and Zac Efron), whose parents (Stephen Root and Stephanie Faracy) tell them they can't go stag to the wedding of their sister (Sugar Lyn Beard) in Hawaii. They have to find dates to calm down the antics that have ruined family events for years. So Mike and Dave put an ad on Craigslist, and it goes viral, drawing the attention of slacker flatmates Tatiana and Alice (Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick). Pretending to be nice girls, they win over Mike and Dave and head to Hawaii for the big event. But the girls are even more anarchic than the boys. So it's no surprise that a wave of disruptive mayhem follows.
Basically this is a simple coming-of-age story, structured like a standard romantic-comedy that plays out in a series of messy set-pieces. Every beat of the plot is predictable, and the big surprise is that the filmmakers seem terrified of genuine sexuality. Despite using sex and nudity as the (ahem!) butt of most jokes, the film is childish and even prudish. And it doesn't help that virtually all of the gags are obvious and cheap.
Continue reading: Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Review
With his third rude comedy this year, Zac Efron has seen a definite change in his career path.
After Bad Grandpa and Neighbors 2 (aka Bad Neighbours 2), he's now starring in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates alongside Pitch Perfect's Adam DeVine. "This last year has been very fun," Efron says. "I was looking to do dramas, then all of a sudden after Neighbors came out people started calling me for comedies. It happened kind of all at once, and it's the last thing I expected, to be honest. I never dreamt in a million years I'd be working with Seth Rogen or Adam DeVine or Anna Kendrick. So it's all a bit surreal for me."
Zac Efron & Adam Devine on the red carpet for the Premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Surprisingly, this new movie is based on a true story, and Efron says that about 80 percent of what's on-screen really happened, including the raunchiest and most far-fetched scenes. "Adam and I play hard-partying, crazy dudes who ruin family events," Efron explains. "Then they were given the final ultimatum to bring two good girls to their sister's wedding in Hawaii." Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza play these seemingly nice girls, who turn out to be even more raucous than Mike and Dave.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Celebrates The Love Between Mike And Dave
Efron shared a 2008 cast pic from back when he was better known to millions of teens as Troy Bolton.
Zac Efron has shared the most epic of all the epic throwback pics, a flashback to his days on the set of High School Musical. The now 28-year-old shared a pic taken back in 2008 which showed him smiling alongside his co-stars Ashley Tisdale, ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu.
Continue reading: Zac Efron's 'High School Musical' Throwback Pic Is Everything
When their comedy Neighbors (aka Bad Neighbours) became a break-out hit in 2014, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron found themselves being asked constantly about making a sequel.
But Rogen, who also produced both films and cowrote the sequel, wanted to make sure the moment was right. "A few things made us want to do a sequel," he explains. "We thought that the theme of growing up had an organic place it could go. And that the characters were interesting enough that maybe you would like to see what happened next in their lives. And that could be relatable as well."
For Efron, returning to the role was a no-brainer. "I was excited about the potential for a sequel because I just really love this group of people," he says. "So I just felt that there was more to do with this group. And rather than just like write a whole new movie that we'd all magically fit into, it was convenient that they came up with a sequel! So I was really happy."
Continue reading: Zac Efron And Seth Rogen Were Happy To Take On Neighbors 2
Zac Efron has deleted all traces of his ex-girlfriend Sami Miro from his social media accounts following their recent split.
Zac Efron has deleted all traces of his ex-girlfriend Sami Miro from his social media accounts.
The 'Baywatch' actor has reportedly called time on his relationship with the 28-year-old stylist after less than two years of dating and wasted no time in deleting pictures of her from his Instagram account.
Speaking about the break-up, which Zac reportedly instigated, a source told E! News: ''They did not have the same feelings for each other as they did when they first started dating. The spark had died.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Deletes Ex From Social Media
The pair seemed happy just recently.
Well, that was unexpected! News outlets confirm this week that Zac Efron has split from his girlfriend of two years Sami Miro, despite the fact that the pair were seen spending time together only two weeks ago in LA. While he was filming 'Baywatch' in Georgia, he apparently made time to join her in LA on weekends.
Zac Efron ditches girlfriend Sami Miro
It's come as quite a shock that the couple have decided to call it quits, given that they seemed quite happy together while hanging out at the MTV Movie Awards this month. Plus, they were food shopping together in Los Angeles on April 11th. While various publications have confirmed the sad news, it's not yet known whether or not the separation was amicable. Some evidence suggests not; Efron has erased Miro's existence on his Instagram and Twitter pages and unfollowed her, though she is yet to do the same and continues to follow her ex-beau.
Check out what the original cast is up to as the new sequel is announced.
It's been eight years since the last sequel to Emmy winning Disney Channel original 'High School Musical' and 10 years since the fun began, but it's finally set to return with an all-new cast in the form of 'High School Musical 4', set to be directed by Jeffrey Hornaday.
What are the old cast doing now?
Casting for the film was announced to have started taking place yesterday (March 1st 2016), with director Jeffrey Hornaday ('Teen Beach Movie', 'Shout') announced to replace Kenny Ortega at the helm and also choreograph the movie.
Continue reading: 'High School Musical 4' Is Coming! But Where Are The Original Stars Now?
Mac and Kelly's lives have moved forward a lot since the problems they had with the fraternity house next door. Their daughter Stella is growing up and Kelly is pregnant with another baby. Their little family is growing and it's time to move to a bigger house. However, their new neighbours (a small sorority house who have big plans to ditch the usual implied, sexist sorority rules and prove that they can party just as hard as the boys.
Continue: Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer
It's been 10 years since Zac Efron burst onto the scene in High School Musical
Zac Efron seems genuinely dazzled by the fact that he's now made a film in which he appears alongside with one of cinema's finest actors. "Robert De Niro is the cool dude of all cool dudes," Efron enthuses about his Dirty Grandpa costar. "He's never seen a single one of my films, guaranteed!"
Efron plays the grandson of De Niro's character
He says that he was so nervous about meeting him that it felt like going on a first date. "Do I come on really strong or do I play it cool, as if it's every day that you meet someone like Robert De Niro?" he laughs. "We had to find out each other's vibe and the way we worked. And then halfway through the movie we sort of just clicked. Basically if you talk to him about anything other than acting, he's an open book. He loves talking."
Continue reading: On Dirty Grandpa, Zac Efron Bonded With Idol Robert De Niro
Efron has apologised for the now deleted tweet after it was highly criticised online.
Zac Efron has apologised for a ‘completely insensitive’ tweet he shared during Martin Luther King Day on Monday (January 18th). The 28 year old actor faced backlash online after posting the message to his 21 million social media followers, which has since been deleted.
Zac Efron has apologised for causing offence with a tweet sent on Martin Luther King day.
Writing on Instagram Efron said: "I have nothing but the greatest admiration and respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I realize that last night's post was completely insensitive and I apologize to anyone who I may have offended. So sorry.”
Continue reading: Zac Efron Apologises For Insensitive Martin Luther King Jr. Tweet
The Disney Channel will air a special cast reunion to mark a decade since the film first aired.
Can you believe it’s been ten years since we were first introduced to High School Musical? No we can’t either. But to mark a decade since the movie’s Disney Channel premiere, members of the cast have reunited for a special sit-down celebrating all things HSM which will air on Wednesday (January 20th).
Vanessa Hudgens is among the HSM cast members reuniting for the film’s 10th anniversary.
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman have all taken part, with the reunion being filmed at a high school gym in suburban Los Angeles. But one essential cast member was missing, Zac Efron, who played Troy Bolton.
Continue reading: 'High School Musical' Stars To Reunite For Movie's 10th Anniversary
Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.
Continue: 21 Years: Richard Linklater - Clips
As Venice Film Festival closes, Toronto takes the spotlight, complete with starry red carpets. Cameras catch Zac Efron filming in L.A. and the Criminal set in East London. There's also a glimpse of Lava and trailers for Night at the Museum 3 and Horrible Bosses 2...
The Venice Film Festival came to a close this week with a flurry of star-studded premieres and the glitzy awards ceremony. Al Pacino was on hand with his film Manglehorn, Owen Wilson premiered his new comedy She's Funny That Way, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon walked the red carpet for 99 Homes, and Ethan Hawke and January Jones turned up for the screening of Good Kill.
Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley greet their fans on the red carpet, while Alice 2 films in London and Zac Efron is snapped on set in California. First-glimpse trailers are released for Automata, Kill the Messenger, The Best of Me and Trash...
Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley have been out and about promoting their new teenage tearjerker If I Stay over the past week. First they premiered the film in New York, at which they were filmed chatting with fans, taking selfies and signing autographs. Then Blackley headed to London for more of the same this week. Watch the video - Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Greet Fans At 'If I Stay' Screening.
Also in London, Mia Wasikowska, Ed Speleers and Lindsay Duncan were filmed while shooting a sequence for the Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass in what looks like a bustling Victorian market. Clearly this scene is part of the framing story rather than Wonderland. Watch the video of Mia Wasikowska Seen Filming For 'Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass'.
The age of inappropriate humor is upon us.
The success of Seth Rogen’s Neighbors, which made a staggering $51 million over its debut weekend, proves that, when R-rated comedies work, they really work. The genre tends to be a bit hit-and-miss, but Rogen’s latest was a safe bet for Universal – his last foray into crude adult humor – This Is The End – made over $101 million domestically.
“It’s escapism, and when it works — and ‘Neighbors’ worked — comedies are just a great way for people to escape,” Nikki Rocco, head of domestic distribution for Universal, said for Variety.
Zac Efron in Neighbors.
Continue reading: "Neighbors" Crashed Spidey's Party This Weekend, But Why?
Seth Rogen's 'Neighbors' pulled in $51 million at the box-office.
We predicted a $40-45 million opening for Seth Rogen's 'Neighbors', but the frat-comedy co-starring Zac Efron obliterated expectations to pull in $51 million and win the top spot at the box-office by $14 million. The well-received comedy dumped The Amazing Spider-Man 2 into second place - the sequel took $37 million.
Zac Efron In 'Neighbors'
Rogen's raunchy comedy has also soared overseas, grossing $34.4 million from 29 countries and placing at No.1 in 17 of those, including Australia, Germany and the UK. The success kicks off Univeral's summer in true style and gives a boost to Seth MacFarlane's comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, which rolls out in three weeks.
The two 'Neigbors' co-stars got in touch with their feminine side when appearing on the popular talk show.
Zac Efron and Seth Rogen are hysterical when acting like teenage girls!
The acting duo, who co-star in the comedy flick 'Neighbors', dressed in drag on Tuesday night (May 6th) as part of the 'The Tonight Show's' recurring "Ew!" segment, and were joined by the host, Jimmy Fallon.
Efron dressed as a teenage girl called Brittany Anderson
It's as crude as you might expect, but at least "Neighbors" has its leads going for it.
Neighbors is out in theaters this week – Friday, May 9 – meaning it’s just about time for the flood of reviews of Seth Rogen’s latest. In this one, Zac Efron gets to walk around without the burden of a shirt for half a movie as the head of a fraternity, which inexplicably moves into a suburban house. Rogen and Rose Byrne star as Mac and Kelly, new parents who go to war against the frat bros. It’s a party movie, starring Rogen and Zefron, so that already lumps it into the same category as things like Project X, Pineapple Express and last year’s This Is The End. But how does Neighbors rank on that spectrum?
Continue reading: 'Neighbors' Is Crude And Unusual, But Is It Funny Enough To Work?
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s gross-out comedy ‘Bad Neighbours' has sent critics laughing in the aisles this weekend and audiences too.
Did critics expect to find themselves unanimously enjoying a comedy starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen? Probably not. No disrespect to the pair, but they haven't exactly been setting the box office on fire in recent years. But all this could change as Bad Neighbours has come to the UK this weekend and the critics are saying this one is worth a visit.
You could do worse than Zac Efron for a neighbour
Rogen stars as one half of a couple with a newborn baby who find themselves embroiled in a turf war of sorts with the fraternity house next door. This one is as rude and crude as you might expect, but as it turns out it’s also seriously funny. The critics agree, giving it a resounding thumbs up and a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
It's official: the original cast will be back for Episode VII, along with high-profile newcomers. Sundance London and Tribeca premiere movies for Ryan Reynolds, Keira Knightley, Michael B Jordan, Emma Watson and more. Neighbors premieres in Los Angeles. And new trailers promise emotion, comedy and embarrassment...
Of course the biggest movie news this week was the official announcement that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back for Star Wars Episode VII, along with the performers behind C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Newcomers to the saga include Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow and Daisy Ridley. JJ Abrams starts filming this month in London. For all the cast info and to see the, now infamous, first cast reading photo for Star Wars Episode VII click here.
This past week in London, the Sundance London Film and Music Festival took place with a flurry of filmmakers and stars attending, including Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton, who were on hand to present their offbeat serial killer black comedy The Voices. Browse our arrivals gallery for 'The Voices' screening at Sundance London.
Better than it looks...
When ‘Bad Neighbours’ was announced, film critics would have been forgiven for exhaling in the form of a sigh; Seth Rogen – despite a loyal, cult fan base, has been the face of some pretty terrible films; it’s only the brilliant ones that grant him ‘incosistant’ status rather then ‘rubbish’. And with Zac Efron still making the transition from quasi-Bieber to friend of Franco-comedy, the jury was always going to be sceptical.
Efron and Dave Franco star in 'Bad Neighbors'
But it would appear as though Efron and Rogen – under the tutelage of director David Stoller and given words by Andrew J. Cohen & Brendan O’Brien – have nailed it. The jokes are crude, of course, and the punch lines are often stupid, but this simple tale of youthful exuberance v a middle class yearning for comfort is an entertaining romp, for sure.
The 26 year-old actor speaks candidly of his past substance abuse problems and admits: "I'm a human being, and I've made a lot of mistakes. I've learned from each one."
Zac Efron has finally opened up about his own personal demons.
The 26 year-old actor reportedly entered a rehabilitation facility twice last year after his partying lifestyle was getting out of control.
First signs of Efron's substance abuse issues arose when filming Seth Rogen's 'Bad Neighbours' in April 2013, as he began to frequently miss scheduled shooting days.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Speaks Openly About Alcohol And Drug Abuse Issues
The MTV Awards, when Rita Ora literally took the shirt off Zac Efron's back
If you need a lasting image from last night’s MTV Movie Awards then why not have Zac Efron shirtless? The star of That Awkward Moment picked up the award for Best Shirtless Performance at the Los Angeles ceremony and then found himself having another shirtless moment when his was removed by British singer Rita Ora.
Zac Efron (pre Rita Ora) at the MTV Movie Awards
When Efron took to the stage to collect his golden popcorn trophy, he tried to ignore the baying crowd who were looking for an in person shirtless performance from the actor. The presenter of the gong, Rita Ora, however knew exactly what the crowd were after and she went behind Efron and ripped his shirt open, much to the delight of the audience and his semi embarrassment.
The actor will both star in and produce the movie adaptation of the hit thriller.
Zac Efron is gearing up to both produce and star in the movie adaptation of writer John Grisham's hit legal thriller, The Associate. The former High School Musical star will be continuing his evolution from Disney Channel heartthrob to serious actor by taking on such a major movie responsibility.
Zac Efron Is Set Both Both Star In And Produce 'The Associate.'
Though the project is reportedly yet to recruit a writer, Efron will produce via his Ninja's Runnin Wild banner ('That Awkward Moment'), and Divergent's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce through Red Wagon Entertainment with Michael Simkin and Nicki Cortese overseeing development, according to THR.
Zac Efron, in an ironic role reversal, was forced to defend his bodyguard on Saturday (22nd March) after a group of "transients" attacked them in Skid Row in Los Angeles.
Zac Efron was attacked by a group of "transients" after running out of gas in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles in the early hours of Saturday (22nd March).
Zac Efron was involved in an incident in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on Saturday.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Defends Bodyguard Against Skid Row Homeless Attackers
Zac Efron - somehow - find his way in Skid Row at midnight on Sunday evening.
Zac Efron found himself in a fist fight with at least three transient men in a rundown area of Los Angeles after midnight on Sunday (March 23, 2014). According to TMZ.com, cops were on patrol in the grisly Skid Row area of the city, under the Habor Freeway, when they saw the Hollywood actor and a man he identified as his bodyguard in a full blown melee with at least 3 other people.
Zac Efron Got Into A Fight in Skid Row
After breaking up the fight, Zac was questioned by cops and told them he had run out of gas and was sitting in his car. He said that while waiting for the tow truck, he threw a bottle out of the window and it smashed on the pavement near a group of homeless men.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Punched By Homeless Man - But Why Was He In Skid Row?
Who deserves to win one of the slightly more humorous movie awards?
The MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced and you know what? It’s so refreshing to see some different movies thrown into the mix! The MTV Movie Awards don’t take themselves quite as seriously as the Academy Awards or the BAFTAS, taking pop culture into account just as much as a good performance. The main movies that we’ve come to be acquainted with over awards season are still up for nomination, but which of these nominees do you think deserve a chance to take home one of the sillier (for lack of a better word) awards?
Chris Hemsworth WILL Win Best Shirtless Performance
Have your say on where the Star Wars franchise is going below.
With the sheer size of the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII was always going to be a big deal. J.J Abrams took on a daunting task when he agreed to helm the reboot following Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilms, but have the casting rumors got you excited?
Zac Efron is the latest name attached to the Star Wars franchise
The latest of those rumours concerns a certain former Disney employee, who has attempted to shake off his teen heartthrob reputation by doing, actually, very little at all. He stoked the fire when he confirmed a meeting with Disney and J.J took place.
Continue reading: POLL: Are You Happy With The Star Wars Casting Rumors? Zac Efron?
'That Awkward Moment' has, in a fairly awkward fashion, entirely failed to entertain critics.
That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, has been heavily criticised in reviews.
That Awkward Moment has been panned by critics.
Zac Efron stars in That Awkward Moment as Jason, one of three friends (played by Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan) who struggle with addressing the moment in a romantic relationship when a couple has to decide where their romance is heading. Each of the friends has a girlfriend (Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas) but none are certain if they truly want to settle down with their prospective partners.
Continue reading: Critics Attack 'That Awkward Moment' As Insipid, Cliché & Forgettable
'That Awkward Moment' has been critically mauled - but do audiences care?
The year is only a month old and we already have our first critically mauled A-list movie. That Awkward Moment has had some of the nastiest reviews of the year. The New York Times called it "a vile, witless sex comedy", while the Los Angeles Times gets academic, saying that the film is about "how passing off misogyny for comedy has gotten so terribly passé, as insulting to the guys as to the women". Read our That Awkward Moment review.
But does the audience listen to what the critics say when their favourite stars are in the movie? This one stars heartthrobs Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan along with everyman Miles Teller. All three have been in much more critically acclaimed films in the past year (The Paperboy, Fruitvale Station and The Spectacular Now, respectively), so studio execs will be watching the box office results closely.
Continue reading: 'That Awkward Moment' Mauled By Critics - But Do Audiences Care?
A 20-something male perspective. There's something we've never seen before.
That Awkward Moment, an upcoming comedy starring Zac Efron, is being marketed as a romcom for the guys’ guy. We’ve already seen the male perspective on action, thriller, adventure, sci-fi and practically every other film genre in existence. What That Awkward Moment promises is a male version of a romantic comedy.
It's sort of like Sex and the City, except not quite as pink and sparkly.
Efron, who has now firmly moved on from his High School Musical days, plays Jason, a confused 20-something living in the big city, trying to maneuver around the perils of jobs, dating and relationships with his small group of likeminded friends. It’s a familiar scenario, except obviously, he’s a dude. The film is set to open in theatres this coming Friday.
Zac Efron is going to be OK and so is Michael B Jordan.
Zac Ephron is hurting, but he’ll be ok – his jaw, that is. So said pal Michael B. Jordan for E! News, during last night’s GQ Man of the Year event. In case you haven’t heard, Zephron broke his jaw over the weekend, when he slipped outside his apartment on Sunday. He also managed to acquire a gash in his face, which required stitches. According to Jordan, however, the Hairspray star is doing fine and resting up.
Efron sustained an unpleasant injury over the weekend, while exiting his LA home.
"He's good," Jordan said during the GQ event (he is among this year's honorees). "He's going to be OK."
Continue reading: Zac Efron "Going To Be Ok" Says Actor Michael B. Jordan
The 'High School Musical' star's jaw is wired shut.
Zac Efron has broken his jaw after an accidental fall in his LA home. The actor is said to have slipped in a puddle of liquid resulting in a jaw broken so badly it needed to be wired shut and a nasty gash that required stitches, according to E! Online.
Zac Efron Has Slipped In A Puddle.
It's safe enough to say that the 26 year-old will be out of the spotlight for a while as he gets all healed up. The accident has reportedly put the promotional plans for his new movie That Awkward Moment on hold until he is photo-ready again.
Continue reading: Not The Face! Zac Efron Breaks Jaw After Puddle Slip
Zac Efron Broke his jaw and suffered a large gash on his chin after a freak accident occurred in his own home.
American actor Zac Efron suffered a freak accident in his own home which resulted in a broken jaw.
Just as the 26 year-old was getting back on his feet, following a rehab stint earlier this year, he is hit with another setback.
The incident occurred on Sunday (Nov 10th) at his LA home.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Breaks Jaw In Freak Accent
Streep is rumoured for the all-girl Expendabelles, while Radcliffe is set to play Seb Coe in an Olympic biopic and Star Wars VIII may be delayed. But fans are buzzing about the new X-men movie, and other new trailers promise a lot of laughs...
News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director Jj Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.
The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!
Cheap laughs, genitalia jokes and a chilling sexism underpin the movie: no bro, just no.
Next up in the world of vacuous teen flicks is That Awkward Moment, a film about three middle class dudes looking to 'score some chicks' in that thorny world of dating that presents us with such impossible conundrums as 'bros vs. hoes.'
Three Guys Make A Pact To Stay Single: What Could Go Wrong?
The movie focuses on three early-twenties guys, Jason, Daniel and Mikey, who enter into a pact to stay single together after Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) splits from his girlfriend. Predictably, Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller) meet girls and try to keep their new flings on the low whilst pretending there's nothing more than casual sex going on.
Continue reading: 'That Awkward Moment': Zac Efron's Bromance Movie Takes Flight [Trailer]
Zac Efron calls family "My rock" during his recent health issues and talks nude scene in upcoming comedy 'This Is Awkward'.
Zac Efron is now fit and healthy but it was not too long ago that the 'High School Musial' star was going through his fair share of hard times.
Efron recently completed a rehab stint for apparent cocaine and alcohol abuse as his party lifestyle got out of hand and credits his family for helping him get healthier again.
"My family are my rock" he said on Tuesday night, according to People. "I know they're not going anywhere. More and more, I've come to rely on my little brother to keep me grounded. He's 21 now".
On November 22nd 1963 in Dallas, Texas, the hugely adored President John F. Kennedy was shot to death as he arrived in the city with First Lady Jackie Kennedy. A women's clothing manufacturer named Abraham Zapruder had no idea of the events that would unfold as he set up his camera preparing for Kennedy's arrival; no idea that his footage would be seen by millions repeatedly as the only visual evidence for what took place that day. Few people know anything about this man, or indeed the other people who ended up becoming involved in this historic tragedy, such as the doctors and nurses who were forced to perform immediate life-saving attempts even with their initial shock and devastation, and the family of alleged killer US Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.
This historical drama tells the stories of the lesser known figures who became involved with one of the most famous assassinations in the history of the world ahead its 50th anniversary. It has been directed and written by Peter Landesman who is best known for his sex slavery article 'The Girls Next Door' which was published in the New York Times. 'Parkland' will be released in UK theatres on November 8th 2013.
The actor, who has been secretly battling a cocaine addiction, thanked his fans for their continued support with a snap from Machu Picchu
Zac Efron's reported drug problem has seen him enter rehab on two separate occasions over the course of 2013, but it now looks as though he is on the verge of making his return to sobriety and a healthy lifestyle once again. With their continued support and words of encouragement, Zac took some time to thank his fans for everything they've done for him recently through Instagram on Friday, 27 September, as a mark of appreciation.
Zac on the set of his new film, Neighbors
"Hey guys! Just returned from an incredible trip to Peru with my dad and wanted to thank you all for your support these past few weeks...means the world to me. Love you guys! - Z" he wrote on his Instagram page. The photo of the Parkland star shows him posing in front of the lost Inca society of Machu Picchu, which stands in the Cuzco Region of Peru.
Zac Efron finally responds to Rehab claims and thanks fans for their support.
Zac Efron finally breaks silence over reports that claimed the young actor entered rehab earlier this spring for alcohol and cocaine abuse.
The 'Parkland' star resurfaced on September 27th via his instagram account, he posted a snap flashing his famous grin as he sported a tourist look with a big backpack slumped over his shoulders as he posed at the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru.
The caption for the vacation photograph read, "Hey guys! Just returned from an incredible trip to Peru with my dad and wanted to thank you all for your support these past few weeks .. .means the world to me, Love you all guys!"
Continue reading: Zac Efron Finally Responds To Rehab Stint And Thanks Fans
Zac Efron is set to appear in new romantic comedy 'That Awkward Moment' opposite Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.
The first picture of Zac Efron in his upcoming romantic comedy 'That Awkward Moment' has been unveiled ahead of its January release.
Efron really isn't the innocent Disney star he once was, is he? Since 'High School Musical 3' he's been peed on by Nicole Kidman in 'The Paperboy', become a boy racer in 'At Any Price' and smoked pot as a hippy in 'Liberal Arts'. Now he plays a young bachelor who is on a mission to go through as many girls as possible without falling into the trap of a relationship in 'That Awkward Moment'; unfortunately, there's no clear cut line between friends and lovers these days. His cohorts are being played by Miles Teller ('The Spectacular Now') and Michael B. Jordan ('Fruitvale Station') but, like any film about bachelorism (yes, that's a word), Efron's character Jason will no doubt fall head over heels for some girl-next-door type who's 'different' from other girls.
It's not just the movie roles that have got more adult either; his personal troubles would shock Disney fans as he was only fairly recently discharged from rehab after secretly struggling with a serious cocaine addiction. His habit had a serious impact on the filming of another of his upcoming movies 'Neighbours' when he regularly failed to turn up to the set. Sources close to him admitted to TMZ, 'It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine.'
The actor is believed to have battled a cocaine addiction.
Actor Zac Efron has reportedly completed a rehab stint to tackle cocaine addiction five months ago, it has emerged. The 25 year-old High School Musical actor is said to have checked into rehab after what was purported to be an alcohol problem, until the news he was struggling with a cocaine problem began to spread, according to TMZ.
Zac Efron Sought Help For His Cocaine Addiction.
Zac's drug problem spiralled out of control when he began to be absent from days of filming Seth Rogen's Neighbors, shot in April. A film source speaking to TMZ said "It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine."
In another packed week for news – especially TV – spin-offs for Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead were confirmed, while Ben Affleck responded to the Batman haters and Miley Cyrus split from Liam Hemsworth. Shocker.
We Won’t Stop? Well, the signs were there. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have finally ended their engagement after a weird year that saw the Australian actor heading into the serious movie business, while his wife-to-be stole the headlines for various dramatic image changes and controversial performances. Check out what happened here.
Vegas, Baby: We had it confirmed this week that Britney Spears is indeed heading to Las Vegas for a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood resort. Check out all the details, plus ticket news here.
The 'High School Musical' star allegedly sought treatment in rehab for cocaine dependency earlier this year
Zac Efron has apparently been keeping a closely held secret under wraps for a number of months now, as it has emerged that the Parklands actor reportedly completed a stint in a rehab treatment facility for cocaine addiction. The actor finished his stint in the unspecified rehabilitation centre approximately five months ago, and has been clean ever since.
Efron in his new movie, Neighbors
Continue reading: Zac Efron Completes Rehab Stay After Reported Cocaine Addiction
Stars were out in London for premieres of two big biopics, Scarlett Johansson's new film is the talk of Venice, the Neighbors red-band trailer sparks buzz, and American Hustle looks unstoppable...
Naomi Watts was on the red carpet in London this week for the world premiere of Diana, about the final years in the life of the People's Princess. There were some touchy moments as she promoted the film in the media this week and had to get defensive against journalists' questions. Critics haven't been kind to the film, which opens in the UK later this month. Watch the Diana trailer here.
Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde and director Ron Howard were also out in London this week for the world premiere of their new film Rush, an exhilarating biopic tracing the rivalry between 1970s Formula One champions James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The film opens next week in the UK, and in two weeks in America. Watch the trailer and view photos from the premiere here.
Rogen and Efron team up for this comedy.
Seth Rogen has slowly been moving away from the stoner character he half-plays in movies. And when we say half-plays, we mean that in the most affectionate way possible; we just get the impression there’s not a lot of actual acting going on there.
Anyway, he was the hilarious cop in Superbad, and he had some growing up to do in Knocked Up. But now he’s gone full-family man in Neighbors, which sees him, his wife and his baby up against an unruly gang of frat students who move in next door and take over the neighbourhood with their ridiculous antics.
Continue reading: Seth Rogen V Those Dastardly Kids In 'Neighbors' [Trailer + Pictures]
Mac and Kelly Radner are filled with enthusiasm when they learn that the house next door is up for sale and can't wait to welcome their new neighbours into the area. However, watching the arrival of a removal truck and a bunch of college kids clutching a sign made up of Greek letters, they realise that it has in fact been sold to the local school's fraternity which could spell big trouble due to their party-heavy reputation, but, nonetheless, they do their best to greet the young owners. Soon, though, they become the neighbours from hell when Mac and Kelly's newborn baby is exposed to frequent episodes of debauchery and even the couple themselves become a target for chaos. They decide it's time to get their own back and vengefully strike out against the frat house - but that only makes their lives worse.
'Neighbors' is an over-the-top but nonetheless hysterical new comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller ('Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'Get Him to the Greek', 'The Five-Year Engagement') and written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien in their screenwriting debuts. Touching on the very real anxieties about college antics and new neighbours, it is set for release on March 7th 2014.
'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has emerged as one of the potential stars of the upcoming 'Star Wars' reboot, various rumours state
Benedict Cumberbatch won lavish amounts of praise for his portrayal as (spoiler) main antagonist John Harrison/Khan Noonien Singh in Star Wars Into Darkness, and his first proper steps into big screen sci-fi may have earned him a call up to one of the biggest sci-fi jobs in Hollywood. This Brit actor is reportedly in discussions to star in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode Seven, working alongside his Star Trek director JJ Abbrams again, various reports suggest (Film Chronicles were first to reports).
Cumberbatch could be returning to a villainous role in the Star Wars reboot
The star of BBC series Sherlock, which returns to our screens soon, is rumoured to be in advanced talks with Disney and those working closely with the Star Wars project to feature in an unspecified role in the upcoming picture. It is unknown what role Cumberbatch might be playing as the storyline is being heavily guarded by the select few that have been given any insight into the project. Chances are, we won't find out whether Cumberbatch, or anyone else for that matter, have even been approached to star in the film for a good few months, as Disney continue to keeps their clandestine operation running in the upmost secrecy.
Continue reading: Is Benedict Cumberbatch Our First 'Star Wars: Episode Seven' Star?
Peter Landesman's JFK movie 'Parkland' received a mixed reception in Venice.
'Parkland' is an upcoming American drama film that attempts to recount the tragedy that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22nd 1963, the day in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The film in based on the novel Four Days in November (2008, Vincent Bugliosi) and follows the lives of ordinary individuals who are greatly affected by the days following the assassination.
Paul Giamatti in the JFK movie 'Parkland'
A diverse cast that includes the likes of Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti try to achieve an accurate retelling of the days that followed the assassination of JFK by showing multiple narratives though out the film which mainly takes place at Parklands Hospital - where JFK was taken after the shooting.
Continue reading: Zac Efron's 'Parkland,' A Drama Or Documentary?
Check out the trailer below.
Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated - has there ever been a situation riper for a big screen reimaging? Probably not. Paul Giamatti and Zac Efron star, and Oscar talk already surrounds Parkland. Check out the trailer:
With Tom Hanks and Gary Oldman producing, the evocative story of one of America’s lost heroes and a talented cast, this has got Oscars written all over it. In permanent pen.
Continue reading: New 'Parkland' Trailer Is Intense, Yet More Oscar Buzz [Trailer]
The budding rapper hasn't given up on randomly attacking celebrities for no apparent reason, this time taking on the Obamas
Amanda Bynes calling someone ugly on Twitter isn't exactly something new, she's already had a pop at the looks of Drake, Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron, and in her latest Twitter rant the former child star has moved away from Hollywood and to the White House. On Monday she Tweeted, "Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!" and as you'd expect, she has received quite the backlash.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) July 8, 2013
Henry Whipple is a highly respected farmer in the world of agriculture and thinks of little else other than expanding his three generation old farming land in Iowa. After watching his favourite son Grant fly the nest as a football star, he does his best to push his youngest son Dean into the family business, understanding that the empire will be lost if he doesn't take on the responsibility. However, Dean has other things on his mind; he wants to be a professional car racer and is already a champion on his local circuit. He is determined to prove his sceptical father wrong by reaching the racing heights of ARCA and NASCAR. Henry, meanwhile, faces big business troubles when his farm is investigated by GMO corn company Liberty Seeds; his whole career hangs in the balance, but he must learn that if he doesn't change the way he is, it won't be the only thing he loses.
Continue: At Any Price Trailer
What began as (I'm guessing) a made-for-the-Disney-Channel TV movie is now a DVD, perfect for those Sweet Sixteens and slumber parties where pink-clad thespians can ask who's cuter: Vanessa or Ashley, or whether Vanessa and Zac are right for each other, or who on the basketball team is the absolute dreamiest.
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