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Six Movies That Capture the Trials and Triumphs of Addiction and Recovery

  • Variety
Brad Lamm, founder of West Hollywood’s Breathe Life Healing Centers, offers his picks of recent movies that capture the trials and triumphs of addiction and recovery. For more from Variety‘s Recovery Issue, in which prominent entertainment figures offer insights on navigating a sober life in Hollywood, click here.

Crazy Heart, 2009

Director, writer: Scott Cooper

Jeff Bridges plays a fading, alcoholic country music star who begins a doomed romance with a writer (Maggie Gyllenhaal) that forces him to reassess his life.

You very well might have missed this alcohol-drenched gemstone of a flick inspired by the real-life song-cycle of country music star Hank Thompson. Bridges won the Oscar for best actor for “Crazy Heart,” and you deserve to see why.

The Hangover, 2009

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Three friends in Las Vegas for a bachelor party wake up after a bacchanal of drugs and booze with
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Film Review: ‘Jexi’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Jexi’
A dweeb strikes up a relationship with his female-voiced virtual assistant. Most moviegoers would recognize that as the plot of Spike Jonze’s “Her” — and most would probably say, as well, that Jonze’s cautionary A.I. romantic fantasy, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the depressed loner who comes under the seductive spell of his Siri muse, is the definitive treatment of that subject. But I was my own kind of loner on “Her.” I found the movie to be one-note and monotonous.

It stars Adam DeVine, with his motormouth cuddliness, as Phil, a millennial office-space worker who churns out viral lists of clickbait for a San Francisco-based website. Phil is addicted to his phone, to social media — to anything that puts an invisible filter between himself and the human race. When his precious phone gets smashed (an event as trauma-inducing to him as if he’d lost his parents), he
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‘Jexi’ Film Review: Comedy Crashes in Witless Tale of Runaway Operating System

  • The Wrap
‘Jexi’ Film Review: Comedy Crashes in Witless Tale of Runaway Operating System
If, for whatever reason, you’re determined to see “Jexi,” you’ll want to arrive with a backup plan. Life is busy, so it’s important to use our time wisely. Perhaps you can mentally balance your checkbook, think through your upcoming schedule, or finally memorize the alphabet backwards. I came up with a long list of all the worthy filmmakers who’ve been unable to make a second movie, or had to struggle for years just to get their first one onscreen.

Although this wasteful effort from the “Bad Moms” team is uninspired in almost every regard, it does advance cinema in a single way: writers-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have figured out how to modernize one of the most traditional and apparently still essential Hollywood tropes: the Crazy Bitch. They’ve even managed to cut out the middle(wo)man, no longer requiring the services of a
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‘Jexi’ Review: Siri Is a Sadist in Lame Adam Devine Comedy About a Phone Gone Rogue

‘Jexi’ Review: Siri Is a Sadist in Lame Adam Devine Comedy About a Phone Gone Rogue
Jexi,” which IndieWire can now confirm is the title of a real movie that’s actually playing in theaters and everything, begins with a somewhat intriguing premise: What if Spike Jonze’s “her” had been made for the lowest common denominator? What if it hadn’t been a beloved softboy romance about digital era dislocation, but rather a slapdash comedy about incels (they’re having a moment!) that’s only funny scene featured Wanda Sykes unfavorably comparing smartphone users to crackheads? What if it hadn’t cast Scarlett Johansson as the voice of a sweet A.I. who struggled to balance fragile human emotions with the infinitude of cyberspace, but gone with Rose Byrne as the voice of a cruel, Siri-cold virtual assistant who constantly tormented her user about how ugly his dick looked? See, it’s somewhat intriguing!

Alas, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s “Jexi” is . The same
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‘Joker’ Breaks Tuesday October Record With $13.9M, Will Continue To Make Serious B.O. This Weekend With $42M+

  • Deadline
‘Joker’ Breaks Tuesday October Record With $13.9M, Will Continue To Make Serious B.O. This Weekend With $42M+
Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron StudiosJoker earned $13.9 million on Tuesday, easily making it the best Tuesday at the October box office and continuing to pummel Sony’s Venom records from a year ago. That movie owned the previous October Tuesday high of $8.2M.

The domestic total for Todd Phillips’ R-rated movie stands at $119.8M through five days, 22% ahead of Venom at the same point in time. Venom ended its run at $213.5M, and as we mentioned over the weekend, industry estimates believe Joker will final around $265M.

Joker also bested a slew of other Tuesday autumn records as well: Similar to its Monday, Joker yesterday came in ahead of the highest September Tuesday, which belongs to It ($11.4M), and when compared to November Tuesdays, the pic is second behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($15.96M).

Joker is expected to continue to rule the weekend with around $42.5M, off 56%, ahead
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Exclusive: Adam DeVine Has an Extremely Awkward Run-in With Justin Hartley in This Jexi Clip

  • Popsugar
Adam DeVine's upcoming comedy Jexi imagines a world where a Siri-type artificial intelligence system (voiced by Rose Byrne) goes rogue, deciding that the man who owns the phone she's housed in (DeVine's Phil) is her one true love. Unsurprisingly, she doesn't take kindly to the idea of competition. Nevertheless, sparks begin to fly between Phil - a blogger with few friends and a serious addiction to his phone - and Cate (Alexandra Shipp), the free-spirited owner of a bicycle shop.

In our exclusive clip from the film, which hails from directing team Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, Phil discovers that Jexi isn't the only object standing in his way to dating Cate. As he quickly realizes after stopping by her shop one afternoon, her tall, hunky ex-fiancé (This Is Us star Justin Hartley) is still very much in her life, and the pair have an awkward run-in.

Watch the tense (and hilarious) scene above,
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Box Office: ‘Joker’ to Fend Off ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘Addams Family’

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Joker’ to Fend Off ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘Addams Family’
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky — but can “The Addams Family” give “Joker” a run for its money at the domestic box office?

MGM’s animated comedy about the notorious macabre kin is debuting in theaters this weekend alongside Paramount’s “Gemini Man,” an action thriller directed by Ang Lee that stars not one, but two Will Smiths, and CBS Films’ comedy “Jexi” with Adam DeVine. Those movies will contend with last weekend’s champ, Warner Bros.’ “The Joker,” Joaquin Phoenix’s very R-rated take on Batman’s infamous foe that launched with $96.2 million in North America.

Despite three new nationwide releases, “Joker” is expected to nab first place on box office charts again. Though comparisons are difficult since the super-villain adaptation is very different in scope than other comic-book origin stories, “Joker” should add another $42 million to $48 million in its sophomore outing.
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Jexi Trailer #2: Adam DeVine Is Tormented by an Evil Smartphone

  • MovieWeb
Lionsgate has just dropped a new Green Band trailer for Jexi. The comedy tells the story of a smartphone's A.I. assistant taking over Phil's (Adam Devine) life. At the start, things seem to be working out perfectly, but that soon changes. The Siri-like application quickly learns how to ruin Phil's life. While that should be scary, it's actually hilarious in the trailer. In addition to Adam Devine, the move also stars Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Pe&#241a, and Rose Byrne as the voice of Jexi.

In Jexi, Phil (Adam DeVine) has a major dependency issue - he's addicted to his phone. While a lot of people are addicted to their smartphones these days, Phil has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture Top 10 lists, and his love life is non-existent. However, this all changes in a big way when
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Jexi Trailer: Adam Devine's Phone Turns Life Into A Hilarious Nightmare

  • MovieWeb
Jexi Trailer: Adam Devine's Phone Turns Life Into A Hilarious Nightmare
Nobody puts Jexi in a corner. Workaholics favorite Adam Devine is back with a new comedy about the trials and tribulations of becoming too involved with your smart phone. From the writers of The Hangover and the directing team behind Bad Moms comes a cautionary tale about technology and how it might just ruin your life. Today, we have the first trailer direct from Lionsgate.

Lionsgate is working in conjunction with CBS Films and Entertainment One on Jexi, which will be coming to theaters on October 11, 2019. And it looks like a straight comedy episode of Black Mirror. Though hilarious, there are some dark moments and truly frightening scenes of technology run amok.

Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have teamed up yet again for Lexi. Togther, they have written the script and directed the movie. The pair became a hot commodity in Hollywood after their script for The Hangover was successfully
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Adam Devine has a special relationship with his phone in trailer for ‘Jexi’

  • HeyUGuys
Lionsgate has launched a new trailer for Adam Devine Comedy ‘Jexi’ and it redefines the lines of human relationships and mobile phones.

From the writers behind ‘The Hangover’ and Bad Moms Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the film stars Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne.

Also in trailers – Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star in two new trailers for ‘Marriage Story

The film has a Us release of October 11th

Jexi Synopsis

The film follows Phil (Devine), a man addicted to his phone with no friends, no love life and a job writing Top 10 pop-culture lists. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature – the A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader Jexi (voiced Byrne).

With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone,
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Adam Devine has phone troubles in first trailer for Jexi

Lionsgate has released a trailer for 21 & Over and Bad Moms directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s upcoming comedy Jexi which stars Adam Devine as a lonely man whose phone A.I. (Rose Byrne) morphs into a tech nightmare when life begins to pick up but Jexi decides she wants to keep him all to herself; watch it here…

Phil (Adam Devine) has a major dependency issue – he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture “Top 10” lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature…Jexi (Rose Byrne) – an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi’s artificial intelligence
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Official Trailer Revealed For ‘Jexi’

The official trailer for the upcoming film “Jexi” starring Adam Devine has been revealed and give us a taste of just what can happen when virtual reality becomes a little too real! Directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Produced by Suzanne Todd Starring Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne From the writers of The Hangover and the writing/directing team behind Bad Moms comes the new comedy “Jexi” Phil (Adam Devine) has a major dependency issue – he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture “Top 10” lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature…Jexi (Rose Byrne) – an A.I.
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LeBron James And Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted Teams With Drake To Expand To Canada

  • Deadline
LeBron James And Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted Teams With Drake To Expand To Canada
Uninterrupted, the athlete-focused entertainment brand created by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, is expanding outside the U.S. for the first time, teaming with Grammy-winning rapper, uber-sports fan and Toronto native Drake to launch Uninterrupted Canada.

The new venture will be led by CEO Scott Moore, most recently president of Rogers Media’s Sportsnet, and chief content officer Vinay Virmani, who will oversee creative operations and the development of the platform’s athlete-driven storytelling, content, events and merchandise.

Uninterrupted Canada has already signed an exclusive first-look deal with Toronto Raptors star Serge Ibaka, which will include a fashion project. Also on the slate is motivational series Height Doesn’t Have Heart with All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman, recently traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets. Uninterrupted Canada will also distribute content from Uninterrupted in the U.S.

Among Uninterrupted’s U.S.-based programming is HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted,
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Drake Partners With LeBron James' Digital Platform Uninterrupted in Canada

Drake Partners With LeBron James' Digital Platform Uninterrupted in Canada
Rap mogul Drake is backing LeBron James as Uninterrupted, the digital athlete empowerment platform run by the NBA's biggest star and business manager Maverick Carter, lands in Canada.

The deal will see Drake become a part owner and promoter for Uninterrupted Canada as he unlocks doors north of the border for James' sports media brand, launched in 2015 and now expanding internationally. The star-fronted Canadian arm, to be led behind the scenes by CEO Scott Moore and chief content officer Vinay Virmani, like its U.S. counterpart will allow Canadian athletes to speak directly to fans via content from ...
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Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Set For ‘Medea’ At New York’s Bam; Adaptation Taps True-Life Murder Case

Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Set For ‘Medea’ At New York’s Bam; Adaptation Taps True-Life Murder Case
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale will star in Simon Stone’s contemporary rewrite of the Euripides’ tragedy Medea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January.

Originally staged in 2014 by Amsterdam’s International Theater Amsterdam (formerly Toneelgroep Amsterdam), Medea will pair real-life couple Byrne and Cannavale, with additional cast to be announced.

Stone’s adaptation of the Medea story uses the true-life crime case of American Debora Green, who poisoned her cheating husband and killed two of her three children in 1995. The adaptation played London’s Barbican in 2019, where it starred Marieke Heebink and Aus Greidanus Jr.

Byrne, whose performance on FX’s Damages earned her an Emmy nomination, is currently in production for FX’s limited series Mrs. America, the nine-episode drama in which she plays Gloria Steinem (set for a 2020 premiere). She’ll next be seen in comedy Hostile Makeover (formerly Limited Partners) opposite Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek
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Stx Films announces Bad Moms’ Moms

Stx Films has announced a new instalment in the Bad Moms comedy series, with Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon and Cheryl Hines set to reprise their roles from A Bad Moms Christmas for Bad Moms’ Moms.

The news was revealed during Stx’s CinemaCon presentation, with Stx Films chief Adam Fogelson describing the project as “a whole new adventure that is attracting all sorts of great talent.”

At this point, there’s no word on whether writers and directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore will be on board for the third instalment, nor has it been revealed whether original Bad Moms stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn will be back.

Stx scored a surprise hit with the original film back in 2016, and almost immediately announced its plans to expand the franchise with a number of feature film spinoffs – including Bad Dads – along with digital shorts and a reality series.
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Bad Moms 3 Announced at CinemaCon, Will Be a Bad Grandmas Spin-Off

Grab that Martini shaker and start shaking. The Bad Moms are coming back. Sort of. A third installment of the popular comedy franchise was officially announced at CinemaCon, and it will be titled Bad Moms' Moms.

It is unclear if the original Bad Moms cast lineup of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn will return. There is no mention of them in this initial report out of CinemaCon from earlier today. Instead, the new story will focus on the Moms' mothers played by Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski.

Stx announced early on that it had plans for 10 more Bad Moms movies when the first became a giant sleeper hit back in 2016. The sequel arrived just a little over a year later, with A Bad Moms Christmas hitting theaters in November 2017.

Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski were all introduced in the sequel. And this next adventure will focus solely on them.
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Alicia Keys Dance Movie ‘Work It’ & ‘Bad Moms’ Moms’ In The Works At Stx – CinemaCon

  • Deadline
Toward the end of Stx Boss Adam Fogelson’s presentation today at Stx, two projects were announced in development: Work It with Alicia Keys producing and the Bad Moms spinoff Bad Moms’ Moms starring A Bad Moms ChristmasCheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski. Keys hasn’t been set to star yet.

Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas directors and writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are also involved on Bad Moms’ Moms.

Previous Bad Moms pics have grossed over $314M at the global box office.

Keys is a 65M-album-selling, 15 Grammy Award-winning performer. Her feature film credits include Smokin’ Aces, The Nanny Diaries and Jem and the Holograms, and, on TV, Empire.

No further details were revealed by Stx about the projects.
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‘Bad Moms’ Moms’ Announced by Stx at CinemaCon

  • The Wrap
Stx announced during its presentation at CinemaCon that it will release a third installment of the “Bad Moms” comedy series.

The upcoming film, titled “Bad Moms’ Moms,” will star Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski as the mothers of the original “Bad Moms,” having made their debut in the series previous installment, “A Bad Moms Christmas.” Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writer-directors on the first two “Bad Moms” films, will return for the project. A release date has not yet been announced.

Bad Moms” has been the most consistent franchise for Stx since the first film debuted in 2016 and grossed $183 million worldwide. “A Bad Moms Christmas,” which released in 2017, grossed $130 million worldwide. Both films were made on a production budget below $30 million.

Stx also announced that it is starting production on the film “Work It” starring Alicia Keys and presented trailers for several of its upcoming films, including “21 Bridges
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Monster Problems Teams Ariana Greenblatt with Michael Rooker and Dylan O'Brien

Monster Problems Teams Ariana Greenblatt with Michael Rooker and Dylan O'Brien
Mary Poppins himself Michael Rooker and Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) will be teaming up soon for the post-apocalyptic monster movie Monster Problems. If those two bits of casting news weren't enough to pique your interest in the upcoming film, maybe today's addition will. Today we have word that young Gamora actress Ariana Greenblatt is joining in on the fun as well. Greenblatt will be playing a character by the name of Minnow in the Paramount Players motion picture.

Monster Problems is a coming of age movie about a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters. Michael Rooker will play Clyde, an expert hunter who teaches Joel Dawson (O'Brien) how to survive the Monster Apocalypse. No word on how Greenblatt's Minnow fits into the story at this time. That said, I've joked that this movie is shaping up to be Zombieland... With Monsters! and if that's true,
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