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2008-10-14 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA" WHEN: Sunday, October 26th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 8:30AM Arrivals begin at 9:30AM Screening begins promptly at 11:00AM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), Jada...

2008-08-27 15:00:48

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, DreamWorks Pictures is offering an original documentary "Rain Of Madness," for download exclusively on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com/). "Rain of Madness," starring Jay Baruchel, Jack Black, Steve Coogan, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Hader, Nick Nolte and Ben Stiller, is a companion piece to the hit comedy "Tropic Thunder," which debuted in theaters nationwide on August 13, and serves as a documentary of the making-of the...

2008-08-15 06:00:27

By Manohla Dargis Tropic Thunder Directed by Ben Stiller, U.S. Reviewed by Manohla Dargis * Despite what you may have read lately, the biggest target of ridicule in "Tropic Thunder," a flashy, nasty, on-and-off funny and assaultive sendup of the film industry, is not the mentally retarded. Rather, the true targets of this extreme comedy's free-flowing contempt are the stars, makers, brokers, miscellaneous supplicants and even die-hard fans of the movies, who are all portrayed...

2008-08-14 15:00:00

By AL ALEXANDER MOVIE REVIEW It's fitting that the summer of Robert Downey Jr. end with the formerly troubled thespian playing an actor named Lazarus. Downey has indeed risen from the dead, transcending his cocaine-fueled run- ins with the law by delivering stellar work of late in everything from the criminally ignored "Charlie Bartlett" to his pedal to the metal superheroics in "Iron Man." Yet it's his mesmerizing work in Ben Stiller's "Tropic Thunder," a raucous send up of filmdom in...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

U.S. actor-director Ben Stiller says "Tropic Thunder" skewers actors who play disabled people in pursuit of Oscar glory; it doesn't poke fun of the disabled. The comedy about a group of actors -- which was directed and co-written by Stiller -- has come under fire for what some feel is its insensitive portrayal of the intellectually disabled. Stiller plays an actor who portrays a character called Simple Jack in a fictional film frequently referred to within "Thunder." The word "retard"...

2008-08-08 21:00:18

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: ADDITIONAL UPDATE: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "TROPIC THUNDER" WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 5:00PM Arrivals begin at 6:00PM Screening begins promptly at 7:30PM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller, Jack Black,...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "TROPIC THUNDER" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040816/LAM079LOGO) WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 5:00PM Arrivals begin at 6:00PM Screening begins promptly at 7:30PM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller, Jack...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "TROPIC THUNDER" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040816/LAM079LOGO) WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 5:00PM Arrivals begin at 6:00PM Screening begins promptly at 7:30PM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller,...

2008-07-02 12:00:49

Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are set to play British detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson in a big-screen Hollywood comedy. Variety.com said Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen is writing the screenplay for the untitled project, while Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce the film inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales. Baron Cohen and Ferrell previously played rival race car drivers in Talladega Nights, which Apatow and Miller also produced,...

2008-07-02 12:00:48

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedy superstars Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell will team together for a Columbia Pictures comedy based on the renowned characters Sherlock Holmes and Watson, with Baron Cohen taking the role of the master detective and Ferrell as his partner in solving crime, Watson, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The screenplay will be written by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder). Judd Apatow and Jimmy...