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Why Bam Margera Barely Appears In Jackass Forever

"Jackass" is a franchise that has tested the limits the human mind and body with a litany of crazy, gross, weird, and all-out insane stunts that the whole crew took part in. But sometimes, the lifestyle of cast members would go a little overboard and into some darker territory. Such was the case for Bam Margera, who was long a fixture on the show and movie series, and is curiously absent from "Jackass Forever."The fourth main installment in the "Jackass" movie franchise restarted filming in the ...
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Movies Like The Truman Show You Should Definitely Watch

"The Truman Show" is one of the most unique films of the '90s. While the film is witty and deeply satirical of the American public's obsession with television and celebrity, it also explores dark psychological themes of paranoia, neglect, and self-sacrifice. The film's 1998 release came at the height of Jim Carrey's career, as he had appeared in a series of comedy hits that made him one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. With "The Truman Show," Carrey proved that he had a dramatic side as well, ...
Tags: Movies, US, Chicago, David, United States, Moon, Brazil, David O Russell, Jim Carrey, Cia, Republican Party, Naomi Watts, Cameron Crowe, Gore Verbinski, Nicolas Cage, Robbins


The 11 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

Ever since the debut of "The Jazz Singer," the first feature-length movie with sound, filmmaking has always been closely associated with modern music. Musicals, many of which covered popular tunes of the day, were among the earliest blockbusters. Currently, the musician biopic genre is more popular than ever, thanks to the record-breaking box-office and awards success of films like "Straight Outta Compton" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." But in terms of accuracy and raw, visceral energy, the staged rec...
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The Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

Ever since the debut of "The Jazz Singer," the first feature-length movie with sound, filmmaking has always been closely associated with modern music. Musicals, many of which covered popular tunes of the day, were among the earliest blockbusters. Currently, the musician biopic genre is more popular than ever, thanks to the record-breaking box-office and awards success of films like "Straight Outta Compton" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." But in terms of accuracy and raw, visceral energy, the staged rec...
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Ron's Gone Wrong Creators Sarah Smith And Peter Baynham On Ron's Similarities To Puppies (And Borat)

"Ron's Gone Wrong," the newest feature-length animated movie from Walt Disney Studios and Locksmith Animation, stars Jack Dylan Grazer as awkward middle-schooler Barney Pudowski. Tech company Bubble has invented bubble-shaped robots called B-bots, each one a "best friend out of the box" that learns each child through their myriad social media profiles – a sort of combination between a robot dog, smartphone, and personal assistant. Barney's B-bot Ron (Zach Galifianakis), however, is damaged: it c...
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The 15 Best John Cusack Movies Ranked

John Cusack is a fascinating movie star who has had many ups and downs throughout his multi-decade career. Alongside his sister Joan, Cusack launched his acting pursuits in the '80s and became renowned for his charisma and his emotional authenticity. The nervous, fast-talking energy that many stars try to emulate comes naturally to Cusack. After he delivered a memorable debut performance working alongside John Hughes in "Sixteen Candles," Cusack's talents became highly sought after by leading fi...
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Moneyball’s Greatest Achievement Was Showing Jonah Hill’s Dramatic Side

As far as sports flicks go, you can’t do much better than Bennett Miller’s Moneyball, a film that deserves mention amongst the greats in its genre — and yeah, that includes the Costner trifecta Tin Cup, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams. While I don’t watch the pic nearly as often as I should, every time I do I’m reminded of its greatness. RELATED: Adam Devine to Headline Peacock’s Straight-to-Series Order of Pitch Perfect Brad Pitt’s phenomenal performance. Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin’s sha...
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The 14 Greatest Science Fiction Movies Of The 21st Century

The last two decades have seen an embarrassment of riches for fans of science fiction. Iconic sci-fi franchises like "Star Wars" and "Planet of the Apes" have returned with some of their greatest installments. Filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, and Alex Garland have pushed the genre forward with stylish, thought-provoking films that prove there's demand for original science fiction stories as well. Sci-fi now intersects regularly with other genres, including fantasy, action, ho...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Julianne Moore, Washington, Time, Chappie, Los Angeles, Earth, World, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Tommy Lee Jones, John, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt


The 19 best online writing classes led by famous authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Neil Gaiman, and Judy Blume

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Some of the best online writing classes include MasterClass courses with authors Salman Rushdie, Roxane Gay, Amy Tan, and Malcolm Gladwell. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession. Online classes are an affordable way to learn writing tips and receive feedback on your work. All the classes on this list are taught by award-winning...
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Movies Like Inception That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Christopher Nolan's love for metaphysical themes transcends his whole filmography. His movies question reality and identity and dive deep into complicated existential tales built around memories, dreams and time. He's also known for his sleek images and larger-than-life soundscapes.If the Dark Knight Trilogy put Christopher Nolan on the map as a film director who could work with big studios, the blockbuster "Inception" (2010) that cemented his storytelling style in the general public's eye. "Inc...
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‘The Jessica Simulation’ Sounds Like Someone Decided to Take ‘Black Mirror’ a Bit More Seriously

You know you’ve got a hot property when it sparks a bidding war among seven different companies in Hollywood. That’s the case with “The Jessica Simulation: Love and Loss in the Age of A.I.” It’s a San Francisco Chronicle article that just went viral within the last month, and Universal Television has now scooped up the rights to it, with an eye toward developing it into a limited series. If you’re of the Black Mirror persuasion, the plot might remind you of the episode, “Be Right Back,” starrin...
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‘Nine Days’ Helmer Edson Oda Talks Working With His Filmmaking ‘Hero’ Spike Jonze

Ever since “Nine Days” filmmaker Edson Oda won the Sundance Film Festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in January 2020, the prize has been a great boost of confidence whenever a little imposter syndrome syndrome kicks in. “I keep it on another table so I can see it,” Edson tells Variety over Zoom, pointing at the […]
Tags: Features, Spike Jonze, Edson, Winston Duke, NINE DAYS, Edson Oda, Helmer Edson Oda


Former ‘Jackass’ Star Bam Margera Sues to Stop ‘Jackass Forever’ Release

Bam Margera, one of the creators of the hit franchise Jackass, is suing Paramount to stop the October release of Jackass Forever. In the suit, Margera alleges that he was illegally fired from the fourth film in the franchise and he seeks millions in compensation. The Allegations Fans of the Jackass franchise have seen this lawsuit coming for some time. In February, Margera called for his fans to boycott the film after he was fired for breaking a sobriety clause. In May, Jackass series dire...
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Bam Margera Sues Paramount, Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze Over ‘Jackass Forever’ Firing

Bam Margera filed a lawsuit on Monday against Paramount, Johnny Knoxville and director Spike Jonze, alleging that he was wrongfully fired from the upcoming fourth installment of the “Jackass” film franchise. Margera, one of the stars of the original TV series and the subsequent films, was fired last fall, after allegedly testing positive for Adderall, […]
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Damien Chazelle’s Babylon Pic Adds Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire & More

(Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olivia Wilde (Booksmart), Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby), Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals), and Oscar winner Spike Jonze (Her) have officially signed on to join Paramount Pictures’ forthcoming period drama movie Babylon, which will be set during the late 1920s. Before joining the cast, Maguire has already been set as an executive producer on the Damien Chazelle-directed feature. Further details about their characters are ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, Los Angeles, Oscar, David O Russell, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Olivia Wilde, Paramount Pictures, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, Paramount, Spike Jonze, Babylon


‘Babylon’: Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Tobey Maguire, and More Join Damien Chazelle’s Golden Age Hollywood Drama

How many stars can Damien Chazelle fit in one movie? Well, the First Man director is putting that question to the test with his upcoming film Babylon, a drama set during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Babylon has added even more stars to its already-stacked cast led by Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, with Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, and Tobey Maguire among the latest to join the sprawling ensemble. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, and Tobey Maguire hav...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Emma Stone, Brad Pitt, Olivia Wilde, Paramount Pictures, Margot Robbie, Tobey-Maguire, Cw, Paramount, Baz Luhrmann, Babylon, Damien Chazelle, Pitt


15 Years Ago, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Transformed Meryl Streep Into a New Kind of Icon

In 2003, Lauren Weisberger released her debut novel, The Devil Wears Prada , a comedy about a young woman hired to be the personal assistant of a powerful and notoriously harsh fashion magazine editor. Upon its publication The Devil Wears Prada attracted attention because Weisberger had worked for Anna Wintour, the somewhat infamous editor-in-chief of American Vogue . Of course, audiences presumed the novel to be autobiographical, something Weisberger weakly denied. Immediately, the bo...
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Inside Annapurna CEO Megan Ellison’s Long-Awaited Return to Work (EXCLUSIVE)

On April 7, Annapurna CEO Megan Ellison made headlines as the only notable show business figure to openly criticize Scott Rudin on social media after the latest expose of the super-producer’s alleged workplace abuse and toxicity was published last week. While some activists and film enthusiasts applauded Ellison for speaking out, others found it hypocritical […]
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15 online writing courses taught by bestselling authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, and Roxane Gay

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession.Online classes are an affordable way to learn new writing tips as well as receive feedback on your work.All the classes on this list are taught by expert, award-winning writers with decades of experience.Good writing skills can take you far (just take it from a business major who wormed her ...
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Berlinale 2021: A Robot Teaches How to Love Again in 'I Am Your Man'

Love is hard. While it seems like it should be easy, once that feeling overtakes us and embraces us, the act of loving is not as easy as it seems. We all know this, at least we've heard it said before, yet we all long for love and wish we'll find someone to make us less lonely. But how can we achieve that if we've lived for so long on our own, establishing an entirely independent life. Is there even an answer to that question? One of my all-time favorite romances, Spike Jonze's Her, digs into ...
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Berlinale 2021: A Robot Teaches How to Love Again in 'I'm Your Man'

Love is hard. While it seems like it should be easy, once that feeling overtakes us and embraces us, the act of loving is not as easy as it seems. We all know this, at least we've heard it said before, yet we all long for love and wish we'll find someone to make us less lonely. But how can we achieve that if we've lived for so long on our own, establishing an entirely independent life. Is there even an answer to that question? One of my all-time favorite romances, Spike Jonze's Her, digs into ...
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Arcade Fire’s Score for ‘Her’ Finally Released

The original score for Spike Jonze’s 2013 movie Her, composed by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett, will finally see a proper release next month. You can preorder on vinyl, cassette, or MP3. I’m assuming it will also be out on streaming services on its release date of March 19. I’ve been waiting years for this (even though it’s been available as a bootleg online this whole time). Tags: Arcade Fire   Her   movies   music   Owen Pallett   Spike Jonze [Author: Jason Kottke]
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Super Bowl 2021 ad review

We laughed—but not as much as we would have liked (though we’ll take any guffaw, chuckle or snicker we can get these days). We cried (or at least got verklempt) a few times. We also grew more than a bit annoyed (about weak creative and lost opportunities) and bored (by recycled ideas). But regardless of whether or not any given Super Bowl LV commercial clicked, overall we were pretty dazzled by the astonishing range of enterprise and ingenuity on view. After all, these commercials were create...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Sweden, Nick Jonas, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jimmy Kimmel, Macaulay Culkin, Amy Schumer, Advertising, America, Nasa, Karen, Muppets, Levy


'I document America's strange beauty': the photography of My Name is Earl's Jason Lee

He played a redemption-seeking redneck on TV, but lately the actor has found solace off-screen, travelling with his camera. He talks about slackers, the Mallrats sequel and breezing into one-horse townsJason Lee knew he was in trouble when he stepped on the set. The year was 1992, Sonic Youth were at their peak and he was starring as a doomed skateboarder in their latest video. As a music obsessed, pro skateboarder with acting aspirations, he felt he had a point to prove. To add more pressure, i...
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Watch: ‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang Shot a New Short Film on an iPhone and You Can Watch It Now

Lulu Wang reunited with her team from the Golden Globe-nominated The Farewell to shoot a film on Apple’s fancy new iPhone in honor of Lunar New Year. In the short, Nian, Wang puts a new twist on an old Chinese folktale in an 11-minute short that manages to capture a feeling of Studio Ghibli-style magic. Watch the entire short film below. Watch Nian, Lulu Wang’s Lunar New Year Short If Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are met up with Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, it would look ...
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Documentary+ Is the Latest Free Service to Enter the Streaming Wars

Another free, ad-supported streaming service with a focus on non-fiction films launches today, this one hoping to win over the documentary crowd.Read more...
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Meet the SoundCloud Rappers of Colorado in 'Crestone' Doc Trailer

"There's not a point where we're not reinventing ourselves." Utopia has unveiled a trailer for an indie doc titled Crestone, made by filmmaker Marnie Ellen Hertzler. This premiered at the True/False Documentary Film Festival last year, and stopped by a number of other fests, arriving on VOD in February. In the desert of Crestone, Colorado (on Google Maps), a group of SoundCloud rappers live in solitude, growing weed and making music for the internet. When an old friend arrives to make a movi...
Tags: Movies, Colorado, Trailer, Documentaries, Google Maps, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Deakin, To Watch, Crestone, Crestone Colorado, Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Crestone Doc Trailer


In Apple’s Holiday Ad, Tierra Whack and Her Tiny Twin Show Off the Potent HomePod Mini

When Apple debuted its HomePod voice-activated assistant in 2018, the brand blew the world's collective mind with "Welcome Home," its ad aimed at building buzz around the device. The Spike Jonze-directed spot starring FKA twigs became an instant classic and was named one the year's best ads by Adweek. Now, with the debut of the...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Adweek, Spike Jonze, Ad of the Day, Voice Interaction


Awkwafina Joins Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris in Apple TV+ Drama Film ‘Swan Song’

Awkwafina is one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars, capping off a stellar two years in both blockbusters and indie dramas with a Golden Globe win for her tremendous performance in 2019’s The Farewell – becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win the award. And it’s only looking brighter for her, as she is set to appear in a Marvel movie, a Disney movie, and now, an intriguing new movie for Apple TV+ that reunites Moonlight stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. Awkwafina is set to ...
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10 affordable online courses to improve your writing and communication skills — taught by bestselling authors

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession.Online classes are an affordable and flexible way to learn new writing strategies, as well as practice and receive feedback on your work.All of the classes on this list are taught by accomplished, award-winning writers who have decades of experience.Good writing skills can take you far (just t...
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