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Old 06-09-10, 01:20 PM
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Entourage: The Movie (2015, Ellin) S: Piven, Grenier, Connolly, Dillon, Ferrara

Upcoming Season Spoilers in article!

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=504786&Gt1=28103

Okay, let me say that while I love the series, I am mostly against this idea. Seems like Wahlberg saw the success of the Sex and the City (SATC) franchise and thinks he can copy it. Well, he can't. For one, Entourage doesn't draw the kind of numbers SATC did, even if it will have been on the air for just as long when it allegedly ends (early 2011, with about eight seasons). Second, and this seems backed up by a recent poll I made, men can't get women to accompany them to guy things the way women can get guys to do the opposite.

FWIW, even though this is a movie forum, I'm not too crazy about what I read for the upcoming season. I feel the last ep. of last season was the perfect ending to everything around which the show was built. I hope I'm wrong, but I think the show has run its course. I will say, however, that the prospective first scene on fhe movie would have me interested!
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Re: "Entourage" movie in the works (after series ends)

Is Vinny going to be in The Hangover 2?
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read a casting spoiler for vinny's love intrest/gf for this season screams stunt casting
Spoiler:
the porn star sasha grey
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I love the show, but yeah, this has 'flop' written all over it.
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read a casting spoiler for vinny's love intrest/gf for this season screams stunt casting
Spoiler:
the porn star sasha grey

Hair

I wasn't crazy about her at first, but man did she grow on me.
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While I like the premise of this show, I hate every single lead actor on it. Therefore I could never watch it more than a handful of times.
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From the brief synopsis of the upcoming season it sounds like just more of the same.

Vince pissing away his career due to the fact that he's an immature moron that doesn't give a shit and let's everybody else take care of his problems, while his friends lament about what to do about Vince's career and figure out ways to keep his relevent.
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I still hope and pray this series ends with Vince broke, with no friends/family left, pissing his life away on booze and drugs until he overdoses and dies.

Maybe that's what the movie will be about? Sort of like Leaving Las Vegas meets Requiem For A Dream.
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I'd rather they just kept making 12 new episodes targeted to their fans every year than a movie targeted to the four quadrants every 2 years... There's no way the movie will be as good as the show. Seriously.

It used to be the opposite. They used to turn great movies into shitty TV shows, and now they're turning great shows into shitty movies. I love cinema, y'all, but at the moment cinema is dead as dogshit as an art form and is just waiting for another cyclical artistic renaissance (as seen in the 70's and 90's).

I say keep the show going as long as the principals are willing. Why not? They can put the guys through ups and downs... maybe throw a little drug addiction in to make things dark for a while, make Vinny's life utter shit where he has to take security guard jobs, gets blacklisted... then have a huge comeback a la Mickey Rourke. We can follow these guys for years to come as long as the writing remains fresh... why not?
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I'd rather they just kept making 12 new episodes targeted to their fans every year than a movie targeted to the four quadrants every 2 years... There's no way the movie will be as good as the show. Seriously.

It used to be the opposite. They used to turn great movies into shitty TV shows, and now they're turning great shows into shitty movies. I love cinema, y'all, but at the moment cinema is dead as dogshit as an art form and is just waiting for another cyclical artistic renaissance (as seen in the 70's and 90's).

I say keep the show going as long as the principals are willing. Why not? They can put the guys through ups and downs... maybe throw a little drug addiction in to make things dark for a while, make Vinny's life utter shit where he has to take security guard jobs, gets blacklisted... then have a huge comeback a la Mickey Rourke. We can follow these guys for years to come as long as the writing remains fresh... why not?
I wouldn't say cinema is totally dead but compared to television nowadays it's dogshit.
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I love the show but won't spend my money at the theater for this. Honestly, the series should have ended last season... what more can possibly be done? Even Lost called it quits after 6 seasons and they had a million questions to answer!
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Entourage: The Movie

EXCLUSIVE: The Entourage bad boys are almost back. Exactly one year ago, the HBO series ended its eighth and final season with soap opera schmaltz but also a Hollywood cliffhanger: agent Ari Gold as a newly minted studio mogul. That obviously set up the movie which Entourage creator Doug Ellin wanted to write one day. Well, I can now report that’s sooner rather than later: Ellin is on page 110 of his screenplay and “gonna finish by Sunday (I pray)”, he emails me. Ellin notes that no one wants to see the movie greenlighted by HBO more than the series’ WME packaging agent Ari Emanuel (the prototype for Gold) and executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Steven Levinson. Ellin says that Wahlberg keeps promising “to kill me if I don’t write faster. Every time I see him, Mark says, ‘I’ve made 5 movies this year. Get going!”

Ellin explains that he first needed time off after spending “10 years of my life” on the TV series that premiered on HBO in 2004. In the meantime, Ellin is under an overall deal at HBO and continued to develop for the pay cable network. He did an HBO comedy pilot starring Ed Burns that wasn’t picked up. Ellin and his producing partner Jim Lefkowitz also developed another HBO project, the boxing drama Da Brick, with Spike Lee and Mike Tyson and John Ridley. When Ellin got down to penning the Entourage screenplay, he told me he felt “renewed momentum”.

He says his script starts about 6 months after the TV series leaves off. “There are interesting developments about Ari as a studio head, and that’s still the first page for me. But foremost is the friendship between the guys who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters.” Ellin has kept in touch with all the key castmembers: Jeremy Piven (“Ari”), Adrian Grenier (“Vince”), Kevin Dillon (“Drama”), and especially Kevin Connolly (“E”) and Jerry Ferrara (Turtle”) who are two of Ellin’s closest friends. Those Entourage actors have been getting other gigs while HBO has been paying Ellin for the script.

HBO brass Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo have cautioned publicly that they’ve only heard “a very general pitch” and need to read the completed script and make deals with the cast before deciding to go forward. Ellin is optimistic. “I’m excited. I feel a lot of positive energy,” he tells me. “Everywhere I go, people ask me, ‘Where’s the movie?’”

The Entourage feature will have similar Hollywood send-ups and snark which have been missing from the HBO sked but also from the TV landscape in general. That’s because it’s tough to write a good showbiz sitcom or dramedy or 120-minute motion picture. Certainly Entourage had its ups and downs quality-wise. I was mixed in my assessment over the years, alternately castigating it for not showing the down and dirty Hollywood, and occasionally praising it for less predictability and more realism. But with the Jewish High Holy Days coming, I’ll always recall my favorite Entourage episode: the one that had Ari doing business in the temple aisles during Yom Kippur services. (‘The Return Of The King’ was written by Ellin and Brian Burns.) And I’m grateful to Ellin for replacing Variety with Deadline Hollywood as the showbiz must-read. (That Season 6 scene was a shocker when agent Terence says to Ari Gold, “I’ll fuck Nikki Finke before I let her affect my business decisions.”) In fact, Ellin recently emailed: “I have you in a scene currently. The world wants you on camera!”

The vast majority of Entourage fans want an R-rated movie with an abundance of broads and boobs and cameos by genuine Hollywood bigwigs as well as decent plotting and character arcs. Hopefully, Ellin has written that and more. So it’s worth repeating the warning I posted a year ago, “Goodbye Entourage as a TV series. Now just don’t come back as an embarrassingly lame movie."
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No, please God, no.

Anything but this.
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EXCLUSIVE: The Entourage bad boys are almost back.
Translation: no story here, not going to happen.
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If SATC 2 got made....this will. Mark Whalberg won't stop until it gets made.
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Show was entertaining, movie could be entertaining especially if the writers got a break after the extended run of the show.
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Unless the movie starts with a placard stating "OK we were joking during the finale, and Vince really didn't get married", I have no interest. What a lame finale (and final couple seasons for that matter). Remember when the show was about them making movies?
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Never seen the show. I guess if the movie got good word of mouth, maybe I would see it. Otherwise, I'm just gonna keep on not thinking about Entourage.
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Those Entourage actors have been getting other gigs.........
They have? I don't think I've seen any of them since the show ended.

I watched the show every week and enjoyed it, but I really have no interest in a movie.
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They have? I don't think I've seen any of them since the show ended.
I'm pretty sure "Turtle" sold me a taco the other day.
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I have a feeling he shouldn't be the writer, or at least the sole writer. TV is a different medium, and unless he's very talented and can straddle both, he's probably just writing a long disposable episode rather than a memorable film. X Files, and Star Trek TNG are examples of great TV writers from great shows creating very mediocre movies.

A TV series is like a long rambling novel that can have random disposable chapters, but a movie has got to do a bit more with a lot less time. Like comparing mural painting to those brilliant Japanese painters that present an epic world with 5 or 6 brushstrokes.
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I like how he's spilling his guts about this movie and he's not even done with the script.
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I just want to see Sloan naked.
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No, please God, no.

Anything but this.
That's the first thing I said when my eyes saw the topic title.

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