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Did 'The Interview' Alter 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'?

2 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everyone is still talking about Sony Pictures' shocking decision to cancel the release of The Interview, one day after a hacker group threatened a 9/11 style attack on movie theaters playing the comedy. Several celebrities and filmmakers have already expressed their opinions on the matter through their Twitter pages, blasting Sony for caving to these hackers' threats. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, however, managed to find a bit of humor in this whole game-changing ordeal.

As you likely know, the filmmaker is currently working on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which will address one of the big mysteries from this summer's blockbuster: who is the father of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)? The director already revealed in August that Peter Quill's father will not be the same as in the Marvel comics, J'son of Spartax, but that's about all we know so far. Just a few hours after Sony's decision, James Gunn »

- MovieWeb

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Kevin Bacon Explains the Origins of That 'Footloose' Viral Video

21 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In March, three deacdes after the release of the 1984 classic Footloose, Kevin Bacon dusted off his Sunday shoes once again -- this time for a bit that would go viral almost instantly.

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The 56-year-old actor set the Internet ablaze with the recreation of his iconic dance scene from Footloose on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The original idea, Bacon admitted, was much simpler than what came to be.

"I actually pitched to Fallon the idea of doing something around Footloose," Bacon told Et. "I thought it would be something much simpler, like I would teach Fallon how to do a small step or something. They took it with their amazing machine over there and spun it into this really complicated thing."

Today, the video has more than 16 million views on YouTube.

While his dance moves remain the same, there have been changes in the Golden Globe winner's life. Currently, he's shooting »

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Rip Orange Wednesdays: Our Favourite Orange Adverts

15 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ee  have announced that the two for one cinema ticket promotion better know as Orange Wednesday will end next year (see the full story here). Beginning all the way back in 2003 the offer was unsurprisingly a huge success and a big draw for film-lovers to join the network. It wasn’t just the deal that was good though as the company came up with what has to be one of the best marketing campaigns in history to promote it. After having stood for what feels like years of advertising followed by a blink and you’ll miss them trailer reel, you knew the show was about to start as soon as the Orange Wednesday ad came on.

Whilst they might have changed over the years, and now star Kevin Bacon who talks in British colloquialisms about 4G internet, they weren’t always this way. For numerous years various celebrities got »

- Kat Smith

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Ee Orange Wednesdays Will End In 2015

12 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cinema workers of the United Kingdom can finally breathe a sigh of relief as Ee Orange Wednesdays will end in early 2015. The promotion started all the way back in 2003 enabled Orange customers to purchase two cinema tickets for the price of one every Wednesday. The British public, not know to shy away from a good deal, flocked to the cinemas in their droves, causing sleepless nights for the cinema employees. I myself did several years of cinema work and can honestly say that seeing you were working Wednesdays sent a shiver down your spine. The evening were worse than the days, unless of course it was half-term, then the whole day was chaos.

The deal will come to an end on Wednesday 25th February 2015 so you Ee/Orange users still have some time to make the most of the deal. In case you’ve forgotten what to do you just »

- Kat Smith

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A Year with Kate: This Can't Be Love (1994)

10 December 2014 11:21 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Episode 50 of 52: In which Katharine Hepburn starred in a movie with Jason Bateman, which will make every game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon you play significantly easier.

This is it. We’ve reached the final year of Katharine Hepburn’s career. Did Kate know that the three films she made in 1994 would be her last? Did she feel herself slowing down and decide that sixty two years in the spotlight were enough? Since she made no official announcement, it’s impossible to know Kate’s reasons for sure. Still, considering this was Kate’s last starring role, This Can’t Be Love feels like a retirement announcement.

Kate’s first final film was This Can’t Be Love, another TV movie starring Katharine Hepburn as Katharine Hepburn. Actually, she plays Marion Bennett, a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning actress who eschews public life and spends a lot of time »

- Anne Marie

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‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke to Receive Award at Santa Barbara Film Fest

9 December 2014 7:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke have been honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2015 American Riviera Award, marking the first time the distinction has been awarded to two honorees. The tribute will take place on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Arlington Theatre.

“To honor Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for Sbiff,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. “Both have careers filled with significant achievements both on and off camera including their roles in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ — which features some of the most unique performances of the year in a project they worked on for over a dozen years — and proves that they’re artists that continue to evolve and inspire us.”

The American Riviera Award is given to actors and directors who have had a strong influence on American cinema, with previous honorees including Robert Redford (2014), Quentin Tarantino (2013), Martin Scorsese »

- Laura Prudom

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James Gunn Talks Guardians Of The Galaxy With Wamg

7 December 2014 8:41 PM, PST | | See recent news »

By now, most of you are familiar with the galactic awesomeness that is Guardians Of The Galaxy, but for those of you that have been hiding under a rock on Knowhere, you’re in luck because this spunky bunch of A-holes are making their way to Blu-Ray on December 9th.

Last week, I talked with writer/director/animal enthusiast James Gunn about his feelings before releasing the film, the upcoming sequel and, of course, Michael Rooker. Check it out below.

Before the film was released, there were a ton of headlines about James Gunn being terrified to release Guardians. The film’s coming to Blu-ray now, and has done incredibly well, so I’m wondering what scares you now?

James Gunn : Well, I wasn’t terrified of releasing the movie. I was terrified because I didn’t know how I was going to live my life without having Rocket in it everyday. »

- Melissa Howland

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2015 Sundance Film Festival - Park City At Midnight Movie Lineup and More

6 December 2014 12:03 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Whenever I go to the Sundance Film Festival, the movies that I look forward to seeing most are the Park City At Midnight films. Those are the crazy fun genre movies that a lot of you would also enjoy watching. Sundance has announced the movie lineup for those film as well as the films in the Spotlight and New Frontier sections. It looks like there are a lot of cool movies that are going to be worth watching this year. Especially in the Park City At Midnight lineup. I'm really excited about going this year! Check out the Competition movie line-up here. 

Park City At Midnight

From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you edge-seated and wide awake.

Cop Car / U.S.A. (Director: Jon Watts, Screenwriters: Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts) — Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car. Cast: Kevin Bacon, »

- Joey Paur

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Wonder Woman' writer wrangled

5 December 2014 11:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Warner Bros. and DC's highly-anticipated "Wonder Woman" finally has a writer. Will he "Pan" out? Also: "The Crow" reboot may be losing another principal player in Luke Evans, Coldplay's Chris Martin says their next album may be their last, Christopher Nolan was allegedly offered the unusually upbeat sci-fi adaptation "Ready Player One," DJ Earworm brings together Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea, Sosie Bacon (Kevin Bacon's daughter) is ready to get magical on Syfy's "Magicians," "The Walking Dead" spin-off finds its leading man, and more. Oh, and you'll never believe who filled in for Bono when the U2 frontman was unable to sing at a recent charity event. Catch up here: »

- Dave Lewis

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First Look at Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Starring Keanu Reeves

5 December 2014 11:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of writer/director Eli Roth have two very different films to look forward to: The Green Inferno, an homage to Italian cannibal movies, and Knock Knock, a home intrusion psychological thriller. While the theatrical release of the former is delayed, the latter, which stars Keanu Reeves, will make its world premiere as part of Sundance’s Park City at Midnight lineup, and the first batch of photos from the film have been unveiled.

“Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man’s life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare.”

Directed by Eli Roth off a script he wrote with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana De Armas, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand, and Colleen Camp.

In addition to Knock Knock, the Park City at Midnight selections also include Hellions, It Follows, The Hallow, and more. The Sundance Film Festival »

- Derek Anderson

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Sundance 2015 slate adds ’99 Homes’, ‘Knock Knock’ and more

4 December 2014 4:45 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

99 Homes

Following yesterday’s announcement of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s In-Competition films, the festival has released its lineup of Spotlight, Park City At Midnight and New Frontier Films.

Among the lineup is 99 Homes, Ramin Bahrani’s Middle-America drama on foreclosures starring Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield. The film premiered at Toronto and Venice earlier this year and will finally get a release early in 2015. Joining it are the British Independent Film Award-nominated ’71, and the much hyped Eden from Mia Hansen-Løve and Girlhood from Céline Sciamma.

On the At Midnight circuit, the hot ticket is Knock Knock from Director Eli Roth and starring Keanu Reeves in what Deadline describes as a “psychosexual home invasion pic”.

Also included in this announcement is a lineup of New Frontier art installations that will be visible across Park City, including one called Way to Go by artist Vincent Morisset, a big collaborator with Arcade Fire. »

- Brian Welk

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'Peter Pan Live!' Producer: People Hope Something Goes Wrong

4 December 2014 3:47 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The cast of Peter Pan Live! has been toiling away at rehearsals, getting every little part perfect, but according to one of the show's producers, viewers would prefer an unpolished performance.

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"Let's face it, people are going to tune in to hope that something goes wrong, because that's the excitement and the energy," said co-executive producer Craig Zadan.

Craig is executive producing the show with longtime collaborator Neil Meron. Together, their productions (which include the 86th and 85th Academy Awards, Chicago, Hairspray and Footloose) have earned 11 Emmys, six Oscars and two Tonys.

Their production of The Sound of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood, reeled in 18.5 million viewers for NBC last year, which has expectations high for their Peter Pan production, starring Allison Williams.

"[Allison] is fearless when it comes to doing this live presentation," said Neil. "There are literally no safety nets, and that's the joy, the thrill »

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Sundance 2015: First Images From Knock Knock, Cop Car, The Nightmare and The Hallow

4 December 2014 1:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival just announced the films that will be screening in their Park City At Midnight Category (aka their horror selections).  And now we've got the first images and synopses from the following movies that will be playing in that realm. Knock Knock - Directed by Eli Roth; written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, and Guillermo Amoedo; starring Keanu ReevesLorenza Izzo, and Ana De Armas. Cop Car - Directed by John Watts; written by John Watts and Christopher D. Ford; starring Kevin BaconJames Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, and Camryn Manheim. The Hallow - Directed by Corin Hardy; written by Corin Hardy and Felipe Marino; starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley. The Nightmare - Directed by Rodney Ascher. Hit the jump for the images and synopses.  The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs January 22nd – February 1st. Knock Knock Two beautiful young girls walk »

- Evan Dickson

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Sundance Film Festival 2015 Selections for Midnight & Spotlight

4 December 2014 1:26 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Round two! Every new year brings us yet another exciting Sundance Film Festival and with only 49 more days until Sundance 2015 kicks off on January 22nd, Sundance has continued to reveal more films in their line-up, today announcing the Midnight, Spotlight and New Frontier selections (all 66 films In-Competition were announced yesterday). Among the selection are many of our favorite films already, including '71, 99 Homes, Eden, Girlhood and Ukrainian film The Tribe. We also get a good look at the unique midnight films, including Cop Car with Kevin Bacon: "two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car". Full lists below. Trevor Groth (@trevorgroth), Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, comments on the line-up of films: "This year's Park City at Midnight selections have much to offer genre enthusiasts. With everything from futuristic fantasies to paranormal nightmares, it's an all-out trip to the cinematic edge." Browse through the Midnight & Spotlight »

- Alex Billington

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Sundance ’15: Eli Roth, Rodney Ascher, Bruce McDonald & David Robert Mitchell Land at Park City at Midnight

4 December 2014 1:25 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last year’s batch of eight films included the almost critic-proof trio of Adam Wingard’s The Guest, Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows and the major revelation in Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook. After showings at Cannes and Tiff, David Robert Mitchell finds his It Follows (see pic above) also landing at Sundance and being surrounded by seven world preem titles coming from a little bit everywhere on the planet. Here are the fearful eight:

Cop Car/ U.S.A. (Director: Jon Watts, Screenwriters: Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts) —Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car. Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim.World Premiere

The Hallow/ Ireland, United Kingdom (Director: Corin Hardy, Screenwriters: Corin Hardy, Felipe Marino) —When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Kevin Bacon + Uzi = 4 Stills For Sundance Midnighter Cop Car

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Kevin Bacon is about to get violent when the new film from Jon Watts, Cop Car, makes its world premiere in Midnight at next month's Sundance Film Fest. It's a pretty damn simple premise: Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car. The film is written by Watts and Christopher Ford who is best known for writing Robot & Frank. It's produced by Drinking Buddies/Joe Swanberg producer Alicia Van Couvering (amongst others). The film stars Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, and Camryn Manheim. We've got 4 stills for you below but just go ahead and sign us up now....

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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2015 Midnight, Spotlight, New Frontier Titles

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin Bacon, Keanu Reeves and Eli Roth are among the bigger names aiming to generate buzz and raise gooseflesh in the Park City at Midnight sidebar at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the lineup of which was announced today alongside those of the festival’s Spotlight and New Frontier sections.

Fresh off his turn in “John Wick,” Reeves stars in the Roth-directed “Knock Knock,” a psychological horror film about a married man who is paid a fateful visit one weekend by two beautiful girls. The thriller, which marks Roth’s first trip to Sundance, will screen in Park City at Midnight, along with Jon Watts’ “Cop Car,” starring Bacon as a corrupt police officer chasing the kids who took his vehicle for a joyride; Corin Hardy’s “The Hallow,” a shocker set in a mysterious Irish forest; and “Hellions,” Bruce McDonald’s thriller about a teenager terrorized by trick-or-treaters on Halloween. »

- Justin Chang

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Sundance 2015 Announcements Continue With Midnight, Spotlight, New Frontiers

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Yesterday we brought you the Competition Announcements from the Sundance Film Fest. Today we return with word on the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers sections. The Park City at Midnight section features such potential gems as the Kevin Bacon-starring Cop Car, Eli Roth's Keanu Reeves starrer Knock Knock, Rodney Ascher's Room 237 follow-up docu The Nightmare, and David Robert Mitchell's festival fave It Follows. The non-premieres Spotlight section is packed with Twitch favorites from the past year including The Tribe, Wild Tales, '71, and Eden. The artist-focused New Frontiers program (which Room 237 premiered in) features new works by Jenni Olson, Doug Aitken, and Guy Maddin amongst others. You can see the full announcements below....

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Sundance 2015: Festival Reveals Spotlight, Midnight & New Frontier Slates

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It’s less than two months until the streets and theaters of Park City are going to be packed with filmmakers, film fans and buyers attending the 2015 Sundance Film Festival from January 22 to February 1. Yesterday the Robert Redford-founded fest announced its U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competition selections along with the pics in its Next section. Today, with some Andrew Garfield, Keanu Reeves, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Bacon and Charlotte Rampling starrers among them, Sundance revealed its non-competitive Spotlight and Park City At Midnight slates along with the films and installations of the New Frontier category - see the full list below.

Like yesterday’s slate announcements there are some big, big screen names appearing at Sundance this year. Garfield, who has that other gig as certain webslinger, is in the Ramin Bahrani-directed 99 Homes with Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. Having played at Tiff and Venice, »

- Dominic Patten

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Keanu Reeves and Eli Roth join the Sundance 2015 midnight line-up

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Each year, the midnight shift at Sundance belongs to me, and that's the way I like it. I've had some of my most memorable experiences at the festival happen as part of the midnight screenings, and I look forward to this announcement every year. I'm surprised to see "It Follows" there. That's been playing festivals since Cannes, and while it's good, I wouldn't expect to see Sundance use one of the slots for a film that's been seen as much as this one has already. The hottest ticket will most likely be "Knock Knock," with Eli Roth directing Keanu Reeves. I like that Eli has fallen in with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo as his new constant collaborators, and this one sounds like it could be nasty fun, which is Eli's sweet spot. I'm excited about the Kevin Bacon movie, which sounds like a darker, actual-real-world-repercussions version of "Let's Be Cops, »

- Drew McWeeny

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