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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Swings To Hit Blu-ray On March 19th With Tons of Extras!

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Swings To Hit Blu-ray On March 19th With Tons of Extras!

The Academy Award® Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, a film that has grossed over $350 million in theaters worldwide to date, introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the iconic mask. “One of the most rewarding experiences in recent months has been to hear that children are telling their parents that they see themselves in Miles, or that they want to grow up to be like Spider-Gwen, anyone can be a hero. Thats why we made this film, and we hope that feeling of empowerment is something that both audiences young and old can take away,” say Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman.

The out-of-this-world voice cast includes Shameik Moore as Miles Morales alongside Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) as Peter B. Parker, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Mahershala Ali (Green Book) as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) as Jefferson Davis, Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) as Aunt May, Luna Lauren Velez (“How To Get Away with Murder”) as Rio Morales, Zoë Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”) as Mary Jane, John Mulaney (“Big Mouth”) as Spider-Ham, with Nicholas Cage (The Croods) as Spider-Man Noir, Kathryn Hahn (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation) as Doc Ock and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) as the villain Kingpin.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE arrives filled with engaging bonus materials that are fun for the whole family and give fans even more of the unique comic book style action that they loved in theaters with over 90 minutes of bonus content. In his very own original short,  Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham, fan favorite Spider-Ham defeats his greatest foe, delivers sidesplitting puns, and get sucked into another dimension! It actually can get weirder! Don’t miss the thrilling Alternate Universe Mode where fans can view the film in an entirely new way to discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as their guide. Also included is The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge, where fans are challenged to find every single Easter Egg hidden within the Spider-Verse (and there are a lot of them!).  Explore the character design in the visually stunning film including specific looks at the now-iconic Spider-Ham character as well as the classic villains who inhabit the Spider-Verse. Additional special features include a celebration of the diversity in the film and the idea that anyone can wear the mask in a feature called We Are Spider-Man, a featurette called Spider-Verse: A New Dimension, where fans can hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the comic book artform to create a visual experience unlike anything done in animation before, a showcase of all the amazing fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the actors who bring them to life, and  a touching tribute to comic legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who originally created the Spider-Man character. Other bonus materials include two lyric videos featuring “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee and “Familia” by Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA (feat. Bantu).

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is directed by Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) and Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street), and screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman from a story by Lord. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chistopher Miller, and Chrstina Steinberg. The executive producers are the late Stan Lee, Brian Michael Bendis, and Will Allegra.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • We Are Spider-ManExploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse.
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

4K Ultra HD Disc Includes:

  • Feature film presented with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has a run time of approximately 117 minutes and is rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language.

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Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ Green Band Trailer Premieres

Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ Green Band Trailer Premieres

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Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with the subversive comedy, BAD WORDS, which opens in select theaters March 14th/ Nationwide on March 28th.

In the film, Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year old who finds a loophole in the rules of the National Quill Spelling Bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame.

As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of ‘Homeland’), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

The movie also stars Alison Janney, Kathryn Hahn and Phillip Baker Hall.

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT: Jane Lynch On Her Role In Jill Soloway’s Directorial Debut

AFTERNOON DELIGHT: Jane Lynch On Her Role In Jill Soloway’s Directorial Debut

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Jane Lynch is known for lending her unique comedic voice to many projects, pushing them the creatively and raising them to the next level. Such is the case with her latest role in Jill Soloway’s directorial debut with “Afternoon Delight.” Featuring an all-star cast, the film focuses on Rachel (Kathryn Hahn), a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles’s bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right—chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child, and a hipster wardrobe. So why is she going out of her gourd with ennui? Deadened by the stultifying realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life, and career that’s gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna (Juno Temple), a stripper whom she becomes obsessed with saving. She decides to adopt McKenna as her live-in nanny, and this bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into her life and community. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Jane Lynch to discuss the work that went into the character, the challenges of the role, her inspirations as an actress and much more!

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

You have had a very successful career in the entertainment industry. Where do you find yourself looking to for inspiration these days creatively?

Doing this movie, “Afternoon Delight,” with Jill [Soloway], who is a really good friend of mine, is a great example. I have known her for a really long time and she always inspires me to go to the next level. We really did that in this movie. We showed up every day in a state of allowing and acceptance in a very feminine and open way. I think it shows on screen that I went to places I haven’t gone in a very long time, maybe ever. I think that is really what inspires me now — staying true to myself and staying true to what I love doing but pushing myself the extra mile.

You mentioned having known director Jill Soloway for many years. What are your memories of first meeting her?

We were going to do “The Real Live Brady Bunch”. He sister, Faith, and I toured with Second City many years ago. Jill and Faith were going to create this show called “The Real Live Brady Bunch,” where we were going to take the episodes of “The Brady Bunch” right off the television and do them on stage. It turned out to be this big cult hit. That is when we first started hanging out. Jill was our producer at the tender age of twenty-three. We were making nine hundred dollars a week. She got us this great deal in New York and is one of those people who are so can-do! She had so much confidence and such a good heart! She had no problem picking up the phone and saying “Let’s do this…” or “Let’s try that.” She was dealing with hard-hitters in New York and a big New York producing agency. She got us a run in New York at the Westwood Playhouse back then and is now The Geffen. Those are my first memories of her. Also, she is creatively fearless! We tended to find the same kind of obscure things hilarious like “The Brady Bunch,” along with a whole bunch of other stuff. Were where very much of a mind. When you meet someone who you are of a mind with, especially comically, you have found a special person.

A captivating film.

A captivating film.

Your character in “Afternoon Delight” is one that Jill Soloway and yourself had been had been kicking around for many years.

Yeah, we were. Lenore had an incarnation as a woman named Sandra Ragsdale at one point, back in 1988. We didn’t have the internet back then, so we set up a video camera and took these hilarious, what we thought were hilarious, videos of me playing this very precious, very serious woman who has had a “nervous break-through, as she likes to call it. She has discovered her very deep feminine. At the time, even though we were poking fun at it, we were doing those ourselves. I was way into goddesses and myths, going to the baths and doing rituals! [laughs] I was reading “The Chalice and The Blade” and was really into the feminist goddess stuff and so was Jill. We would talk about it, laugh and make fun of ourselves or the make fun of the seriousness of some of the people who have no sense of the irony. That is where were started with Lenore and who she became in this film.

This is film marks Jill Soloway’s feature film debut. Having known her for so long, what do you think she brings to the table in a directorial capacity?

She has the unique ability to shot from the inside of the people out, so you really get the point of view of Rachel (played by Kathryn Hahn). It is almost like the camera is moving inside of her. She showed up every day for this film completely prepared and was also able to let it all go. You had no goal like “I’ve got to get this shot. We have to make sure we create this by the end of the day.” She showed up in allowance and accepting in a very emotionally empathetic place with all of the characters in the film, down to every character and actor in the film. It was an amazingly wonderful experience working with her in that capacity.

Do you feel you were able to bring even more life to Lenore with that creative freedom?

Jane as Lenore

Jane as Lenore

Yeah. We did this thing at the end of the film where I was supposed to tell Rachel that I was a bit of a fraud. My partner left me as I was waxing rhapsodic about my own relationship, it was really falling apart. That last scene, I did fall apart and I went to Rachel for comfort. That wouldn’t have happened if Jill hadn’t been completely allowing, open and encouraging all of those feelings to come up. In fact, she was crying while we were doing that scene. She burst into tears audibly! [laughs] Once I heard her cry, I was in it! She was right there with us. I think going to that place was challenging. If I knew when I showed up that day that I had to get to that place, I would have been like “Oh my God!” But I didn’t and it came out naturally and organically. It was a delight to do the character and what really informed it, what was different this time around from when we had done it before, is that the character was inspired to do this character by her own therapist, who she loves and respects. Her therapist has this way about her that just tickles Jill to death. It is a kind of serious, precociousness about all of this stuff. The therapist actually allowed us to shoot in her chair. I am in her therapists chair using the little footrest her therapist uses and the same light. Jill is the one who said “I want you to have this severe hair and these hard mahogany looking glasses.” That is exactly what I ended up looking like, so she was very specific about how she wanted me to be, along with bringing some of the Sandra Ragsdale into it.

You got to work with a very talented cast on this film. Is there anything you picked up from your time working alongside this Kathryn Hahn?

Kathryn is extremely empathetic, as is her character. She is one of the most empathetic, we use that word a lot, it is a very feminine film, and even Josh Radnor is an extremely empathetic guy! It was a joy bouncing stuff off of her and, hopefully, she would say vice versa. It was the first thing we shot in the movie. She was able to just settle into the character in those scenes where she is sitting on the couch. I was very; very impressed with how she was so allowing, available and accepting of everything I would give her and what she would do with it. We had a really good chemistry and I walked away going “Man, she is something!”

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

When it comes to this film, what is the biggest thing people can take away from it, be it from your character or the film as a whole?

It is about a woman who has given into the social mean that she is a mom and a wife. She finds herself unsatisfied, without ambition, fearful of stepping out and kind of holding on to the notions from the past of what she wanted to do with herself, such as being a war correspondent or something ridiculous that no longer resonates with her anymore. Her life is in a place where she doesn’t need to make any money, as her husband is doing just fine and they have everything they need but she is now at a loss because she is up against herself and doesn’t know who she is.

We have talked a lot about the evolution of this character. How do you feel you have evolved as an actor through the years?

I think, in this film, even though I have a very small part, a teacher once told me “There are small parts and you had one of them!” [laughs] If I can talk about it like it is a huge deal, I think in this film, I think I took what it is that I do and took it deeper. That will always be my driving force of staying in this business — taking the material, take it deeper, try it a little bit to the left, a little to the right, try to explore new things and try to reveal new things within me. I always find my own personal growth coincides with my growth as an actor. I think it is something a lot of women can relate to that — What is really going to satisfy me? She goes out on this journey and risks her marriage and relationship with her child in the process.

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

You have done it all from television to film to stage. Is there still a role out there you are searching for and anxious to sink your teeth into?

No, not at all. I don’t have any goals or ambitions, other than what I just told ya! [laughs]

For those who look to you for inspiration, what is the best piece of advice you can pass along from your journey as an actor?

You are going to have your own journey. People think there are shortcuts and there aren’t. The journey is the reward, the obstacles themselves. I find that my greatest enemy, if there is such a thing out there, is myself. Standing up against the part of you that says you can’t, you shouldn’t even look at doing something or you will never amount to anything, were the crucibles for me. There is never a person or event out there that affected me more in a negative way than my own self. I think it is the ultimate hero’s journey.

What is the best part of being Jane Lynch these days?

You know, I am a relationship person, so it is the people I get to work with. That is the stuff for me, along with the friends I have in my life. It is the one-on-ones. That is the stuff that jazzes me up and where I feel I get empowered and enlisted. I love working with Matt Morris and I love seeing him every day at work. I love my friends and people like Jill. That is what inspires me, situations where you get down and dirty with somebody and have conversations that really matter! That is the stuff that lifts me!

Absolutely! We should all be so lucky! Thank you for your time, Jane! I wish you continued success and we will talk to you again soon!

Thank you, Jason! It’s been a pleasure!

Directed by Jill Soloway, ‘Afternoon Delight,’ stars Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch. The film hits theaters on August 30th, 2013. Visit the official site for the film at this location – Click Here!

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Comedian Nick Kroll’s ‘Kroll Show’ To Make Comedy Central Premiere On January 16th

Comedian Nick Kroll’s ‘Kroll Show’ To Make Comedy Central Premiere On January 16th

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Nick Kroll comes to COMEDY CENTRAL in several forms! From an inappropriate basketball ref to a renowned canine plastic surgeon and the fabulous “Fabrice Fabrice,” Kroll weaves his extensive cast of characters into the new sketch, pop culture weekly series “Kroll Show.” A fresh take on sketch comedy, “Kroll Show” showcases Kroll’s incredible ability to create memorable and hilarious characters that pop off the screen. Eight episodes begin on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30 p.m., following all-new episodes of “Workaholics.”

In the premiere episode of “Kroll Show,” we overhear “Ref Jeff,” Kroll’s big-butted basketball ref, try to lock down plans with the players during the game; we meet Kroll and Jenny Slate as two publicists both named Liz in the reality series “ PubLIZity,” catch some quality bro-time with the likes of Ed Helms, Jason Mantzoukas and Adam Pally in “Sex in the City for Dudes,” and on the teen soap parody “Wheels Ontario,” where Kroll plays “Legs,” the new kid at a school for handicapped kids, drama ensues.

Known for his role as “Ruxin” in the FX comedy “The League,” along with his stand-up specials and roles on “Community,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Portlandia,” among other credits, Nick Kroll returns to COMEDY CENTRAL as the creator/writer/star of “Kroll Show.” Not just a sketch show, the series is ultimately Kroll’s smart and absurd take on of-the-moment pop culture topics like internet life, professional sports, nightclub culture and the television landscape.

Kroll (@nickkroll) fans will recognize many of their favorite characters, including “The Ed Hardy Boyz,” featuring Kroll as “Bobby Bottleservice” and Jon Daly as his sidekick, “Peter Paparazzo;” “Aspen Bruckenheimer” and “Wendy” (a.k.a. the “Rich Dicks”); and the incomparable “Fabrice Fabrice.” They’ll also be introduced to an entirely new part of the Kroll Universe as Nick transforms himself into an eccentric cast of characters throughout the season including “Dr. Armand,” the premier canine plastic surgeon; and “Gil Faizon,” an Upper West Side, middle-aged divorcé who’s obsessed with Alan Alda, of the Oh, Hello Show, which Kroll created with John Mulaney.

Joining Nick for the first season of “Kroll Show” are a roster of well-known actors and comedians such as Fred Armisen, Tess Broussard, Andy Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, Andy Milonakis, Chelsea Peretti and Adam Pally, who showcase their comedic abilities when they make guest appearances and add an element of surprise to the show with fans never knowing who will pop up next.

Kroll’s memorable characters from the series will invade the web with feature episode previews, highlights and bios on the “Kroll Show” Web site. Beginning in January, some of Kroll’s characters will enter the world of social media allowing fans to interact with them directly, including a Bobby Bottleservice Twitter account, a PubLIZity Pinterest page and a Rich Dicks Instagram Tumblr (a parody of Rich Kids of Instagram), among others. In addition, the “Kroll Show” Facebook page will be updated multiple times each week with the latest content from the show.

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Red Band Trailer For ‘Wanderlust’ Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston

Red Band Trailer For ‘Wanderlust’ Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston

A brand new red band trailer for Universal Pictures’ WANDERLUST has just debuted on BREAK Media! Directed by David Wain (Role Models) and produced by Judd Apatow, the raucous comedy stars Paul Rudd (Role Models, Halloween 6) and Jennifer Aniston along with a fantastic supporting cast including Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn, Lauren Ambrose, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Alan Alda. Check out the hilarious trailer below and weigh in your thoughts! 

Find your WANDERLUST on February 24th!

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Official Synopsis: Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in Wanderlust, a raucous comedy from director David Wain (Role Models) and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) about a couple who leaves the pressures of the big city and joins a freewheeling community where the only rule is to be yourself.

George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple.  After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George’s awful brother in Atlanta.

On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things.   Money?  It can’t buy happiness.  Careers?  Who needs them?  Clothes?  Only if you want them.

Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need?  Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves? www.facebook.com/wanderlustmovie

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