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By the end of Boyhood, Ethan Hawke's father figure had evolved enough that even his ex-wife Patricia Arquette noticed he'd become a pretty decent dad. Not so when we meet Hawke in his new film Ten Thousand Saints (out next Friday), where his parenting technique is much more questionable: After bringing his teenage son (Asa Butterfield) from Vermont to New York to live with him, Hawke breaks out the bong and invites the boy to get high. Turns out Dad's a pot dealer, and his laissez-faire attitude is at least era-appropriate, since Ten Thousand Saints is a coming-of-age story that takes place during the more tumultuous New York of 1988. Check out this exclusive clip from the movie, which also stars Emile Hirsch and Hailee Steinfeld as two other Manhattanites who'll give Butterfield a better shot at forming a family than his messed-up dad. »
- Kyle Buchanan
A few questions: 1) What the hell is happening? 2) Is this some sick joke? 3) Is it all over? Try your best to make sense out of this: according to a dubious press release, the campy, low-budget 1986 horror movie "Troll" (followed by the so-bad-it's-good cult classic "Troll 2") is being "reprised" for a whole new generation by original writer/director John Carl Buechler as a 3D animated feature entitled -- and I swear to god this is true -- "Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter Jr." It gets better! 2015 Oscar winner Patricia Arquette is allegedly voicing the role of a witch. “The original ‘Troll’ film has achieved cult status, and based upon its success we believed that the timing was right to produce an updated 3D animated version for a whole new generation of filmgoers," said Buechler in a statement. “We are already in pre-production. We have the financing in place and a strong international distributor. »
- Chris Eggertsen
It looks like Troll is the latest classic film to get the remake/reboot treatment, as today brings word of an animated revival on both the big and small screens. Come inside to learn more!
There's a new wizard in town! Sort of. Sc Films International, a London-based company, is in pre-production for a new project which will reprise 'Troll', a 1986 cult classic. It is to be produced as an animated film and television series titled Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr. However, do not confuse this with the J.K. Rowling franchise as Harry Potter, Harry Potter Jr., and his family were characters in Troll which was independently produced and distributed 11 years before Rowling's version!
The general synopsis is that the animated feature will revisit the magical world created in the original Troll film. Envision an evil, magical troll wizard as the villain doing what villains »
- email@example.com (Carla Dobson)
Here is some very strange news! And it is not associated with J.K. Rowling's boy wizard in any way. The 1986 cult classic film Troll is being reprised as an animated film and television series titled Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr. John Carl Buechler, who penned and directed the original film has agreed to co-produce the  full-length 3D animated feature along with Peter Davy.
Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has been signed for the voice of the witch, and up and coming child actor Baxter Bartlett is slated to be the voice of young Harry Potter, Jr.  Plans are underway to round out the remainder of the characters. Cast members in the original 1986 live-action feature included Noah Hathaway, as Harry Potter, Jr., along with Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Anne Lockhart and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The film is being represented and distributed internationally by London-based Sc Films International, a sales, »
Oscar winner Patricia Arquette has signed on to voice a witch in “Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr.,” an animated revival of the 1986 cult classic horror film “Troll.” John Carl Buechler, the writer and director of the original film, has agreed to co-produce the full-length 3D animated feature film along with Peter Davy. Newcomer Baxter Barlett will be the voice of young Harry Potter, Jr., a character previously played by Noah Hathaway — and yes, there really was a cinematic character named Harry Potter before J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard became a cultural phenomenon. Also read: J.K. Rowling Slams Sexist Serena. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Come with us on a journey to meet a young man named Harry Potter, who must stop a diabolical evil from... No, wait! It’s not a new story set in J.K. Rowling’s world, as the new project’s lawyers are at pains to point out. It’s actually an animated follow-up to 1986 oddity Troll, and Patricia Arquette is the first person to be announced as part of the voice cast.Yes, despite the fact that it was critically mauled upon release, Troll – which saw the titular creature invade a San Francisco apartment on the hunt for a magical ring that can turn him back into human form – has become something of a cult curio, if not exactly a hit.Now the original film’s director, John Carl Buechler is involved in the new film, known as Troll: The Rise Of Harry Potter, Jr., which finds the young »
We were beyond excited to hear that a new movie called Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter Jr is coming - but consider us well and truly trolled.
The eye-catching title is now in pre-production and has absolutely nothing to do with Jk Rowling's book series or film adaptations.
Some of you may remember a 1986 cult classic by the name of Troll, which focused on the Potter family. Not only did it feature a character by the name of Harry Potter Jr, it also told a story of magic and wizardry, as Potter teamed up with a witch to defend the world from a troll wizard.
Troll was released over a decade before Rowling's first Harry Potter book The Philosopher's Stone was published, and it's now getting an animated update.
The team behind Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter Jr are more than aware of what people will think »
Chelsea Handler has no regrets about the negative tone she struck on her way out the door at E! last summer.
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Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her upcoming four-part Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and subsequent untitled talk show, Handler remained unapologetic about the shots she took at her now-former network as Chelsea Lately was ending its seven-year run.
“I was just talking honestly about how I felt, which I’ve always been prone to do and I always will do, »
From Patricia Arquette to Emma Watson, top female stars are finally speaking out about pay inequality in the movie business. But sexism is deeply embedded in this male-dominated industry. Is change really on its way?
Good news! Women can make as much money as men in the film industry after all. More, even. They have been doing so for years. Even in those genres specifically aimed at a male crowd, there’s proven appetite for movies that feature a central female character, focus on her feelings, value her experience, and pay the woman who is playing her accordingly.
But outside porn, it’s a different story. The top-earning female dramatic actors take home around 40% of the salaries of their male co-stars – about half the average in other professions. In Forbes magazine’s list of the best-paid actors for 2013, Robert Downey Jr at No 1 made $10m more than the combined earnings »
- Catherine Shoard
That's right. Richard Linklater's sort-of sequel to "Dazed and Confused" won't hit theaters until April 15, 2016. Rumors abound that the film's title, formerly "That's What I'm Talking About," is now "Everybody Wants Some" — like the Van Halen track. But Paramount Pictures lists the movie on Rentrak as untitled. That means a Winter 2016 festival berth—where "Boyhood" and "Before Midnight" were slotted in the past, at Sundance and Berlin—could be in the cards, but the film will not be a Fall festival contender as we had hoped. Linklater, whose "Boyhood" won an Oscar for Patricia Arquette as Supporting Actress win, is also in talks to direct Jennifer Lawrence in Sony's "Rosie Project," reports Deadline. Read More: Fall Fests: What's Coming Up and What's Not? From producer Annapurna and distributor Paramount, Linklater's untitled film is about college baseball players in the 1980s and stars Blake Jenner, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
I interviewed actor Christian Slater in November, 2008 for Venice Magazine. Having long had a reputation as an "enfant terrible" in his youth, Slater surprised me somewhat with his calm, measured demeanor and thoughtful outlook. He was promoting his well-reviewed, but ultimately short-lived, TV series "My Own Worst Enemy," which we discussed a bit, but Slater was eager to reflect on his entire career and life, which he did with aplomb. My other memory of the chat is that during our dinner, the power went out in the restaurant or hotel where we met (the location of which has been lost to time) and the halogen streetlights outside casting our talk in a strange, other-worldly glow for a good 30 minutes. All these factors made our meeting a memorable one. Slater can currently be seen on the new USA Network series "Mr. Robot," which is also being lauded critically, and will hopefully »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer” has been on the air for three seasons, but it was this past year that the star, Amy Schumer, finally broke through to the world. Everyone knows who she is.Amy’s thoughtful comedic vignettes on her series have included A-listers like Paul Giamatti, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Jeff Goldblum. It is Schumer’s fearless, direct approach about sex, weight and even fuckability… specifically the double standards put on women, which have risen through the din of average stage routines and made everyone take notice of her appeal and talent. Schumer’s raucous turns on the […] »
- April Neale
Actress Amanda Seyfried has spoken out against wage inequality, saying that she was once paid 10% of her male co-star’s paycheck in an interview with the Sunday Times.
“A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid 10% of what my male co-star was getting, and we were pretty even in status,” the actress told the newspaper. “I think people think that just because I’m easy-going and game to do things I’ll just take as little as they offer… It’s not about how much you get, it’s about how fair it is.”
Although she did not name the film or co-star, Seyfried’s comment echoes a national movement fighting for income equality which states that women make 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Earlier this year actress Patricia Arquette used her Academy Award victory as a platform to support wage equality, »
- Seth Kelley
Women in Hollywood are still getting paid less than their male counterparts, but at least they're speaking out about it. Amanda Seyfried followed in the badass steps of Patricia Arquette and told Sunday Times that she was making a paltry sum relative to an equally famous male co-star on a Hollywood film. "A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid 10 percent of what my male co-star was getting," she said. "And we were pretty even in status." (She doesn't name the actor or the film, so you may speculate as to whether this actor's name rhymes with Freddie Fredmayne or not.)Seyfried suggests that maybe people take advantage of her because she seems so chill. "I think people think that just because I'm easy-going and game to do things I'll just take as little as they offer," she said. "It's not about »
- E. Alex Jung
Patricia Arquette CSI: Cyber "With people responding to my character [in Boyhood] the way the did, I think the message was, audiences want to see women like themselves onscreen instead of the early '30s wife or the great-looking early '40s wife who is just in the background. She's a nice wife, supportive and always happy. Or she is a nag and that's why he has an affair. It's those two options. Always perpetually great-looking supportive wife or the nagging nightmare wife who is the reason he’s cheating. That is so boring. Many times I remember when I was
- Marisa Guthrie
Livin' la dolce vita! Richard Gere hit the town this week with his rumored new girlfriend, Alejandra Silva, squiring her to the 61st Annual Taormina Film Festival in Taormina, Sicily. The duo attended the Shiseido and Vanity Fair Gala Dinner together on June 17, and were also photographed looking affectionate at the beach on the Italian island on June 20. Gere, 65, was in Taormina to accept an award at the annual film fest, which brought stars including Patricia Arquette, Ellen Pompeo, and Rupert Everett to Sicily. Prior to stepping [...] »
'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »
- Andre Soares
“Krisha” by U.S. first-time director Trey Edward Shults won the top nod at Italy’s Taormina Film Festival, which wrapped on a positive note Saturday, having hosted a robust contingent of Hollywood and Italo A-listers along with more movies, which helped boost attendance for the scenic event held under Sicily’s active Mt. Etna volcano.
“Krisha,” a drama about a sixtysomething alcoholic attempting to reconnect with her family over a turbulent Thanksgiving weekend, previously won the grand jury award for narrative features at SXSW.
At Taormina, pic was part of a selection of U.S. indie titles picked by Variety critics in tandem with fest organizers. “Krisha” won the fest’s reintroduced international competition, judged by young Italian film buffs.
Taormina’s innovative World Wide Web Series section nod went to the crowdfunded “Vegan Chronicles,” an ironic take on being vegan conceived and co-directed by Italy’s Andrea Morabito and Claudio Colica. »
- Nick Vivarelli
The television business is on the move, as smallscreen festivals become an increasingly important part of the way networks and studios do business. Helping to break through the avalanche of content to bring shows and talent to fans and build social-media buzz, the TV fest circuit amounts to a nonstop promo tour that spans the globe.
Hard on the heels of the fourth annual Atx Television Festival, which wrapped June 7 in Austin, some industryites took off for the Monte Carlo TV Festival, which runs through June 18, while others will hit the first-ever Seriesfest June 18-21 in Denver. Then they’ll gear up to head to San Diego for the increasingly TV-centric Comic-Con from July 9-12.
Alexandra Shapiro, exec VP of marketing and digital for USA Network, says festivals help to distinguish a show early by providing the kind of momentum that normally would require much more marketing money. “In a »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Taormina film festival, one of Italy’s oldest, has undergone many makeovers. Its most recent mission is to help salvage the country’s sagging box office from yet another bout of summer blues.
In part that has always been one of the storied Sicilian film fest’s functions. But since marketing guru Tiziana Rocca took over four years ago as general manager, Taormina’s top priority has been to devise new ways to boost Italo moviegoing in the summer as well as cater to the need’s of Italy’s film industry orgs.
During this time “we’ve reached many goals,” boasts Rocca.
Rocca took over when Taormina was a respected but on-the-brink-of-bankruptcy, auteur-driven affair.
Since then she’s forged closer ties with Italy’s motion picture association Anica, with state film entity Istituto Luce, and with the country’s prestigious Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia film school. Its alumni, »
- Nick Vivarelli
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