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- TMZ Staff
Earlier this month, Paul Thomas Anderson said he enjoys comic book movies while defending the genre, and during an interview with Dazed, the Inherent Vice director revealed he's also a big fan of Doug Liman's Edge Of Tomorrow and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson says he thought his Magnolia star Tom Cruise was at his best in Edge Of Tomorrow. Did you see Edge Of Tomorrow? It’s f*cking great. And no one went to see that movie. That was »
- Jesse Giroux
The Church of Scientology is on the attack against the director of a documentary eviscerating the org., claiming the guy who made the most indicting claims is a known liar. A rep from Scientology tells TMZ ... the man featured in the movie who claims Church officials illegally wiretapped Nicole Kidman cannot be believed because he has admitted under oath in a court case he's lied about the Church before. The rep says in December Marty »
- TMZ Staff
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks – they’re all amazingly dynamic, award-winning actors, but there’s just one (hilarious) issue they all have in common -- they can’t help but do the exact same thing in every movie.
Whether it's a constant need to run, eat, or even plunge to their death – we're breaking down six actors with trademark habits in their films.
Tom Cruise is Always Running
At this point, Tom Cruise has probably lapped the earth several times with the amount of running he does in his movies. We know it, and thankfully it’s no secret to Cruise. His Twitter bio even states: “Actor. Producer. Running in movies since 1981.”
Brad Pitt is Always Eating
Brad Pitt apparently has a bottomless pit for a stomach, because he is constantly shoving food in his mouth. Sure, you probably noticed this in Ocean’s 11 considering he does it in nearly every scene, but it doesn »
Judging by the Park City crowds that attempted to elbow their way into the world premiere of Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief one might say this is Alex Gibney’s most talked-about film to date.
And that is saying a lot for the veteran documentarian who has made a career out of pushing boundaries.
The film adopts a similar structure to Lawrence Wright’s 2013 bestseller of the same name, focusing on eight people who broke away from the grip of the Scientology community and their difficult, often troubling, stories that resulted.
As the title of both film and book suggests, ‘The Prison Of Belief’ is what Gibney and Wright refer to as the boxed-in walls that confine a person into believing what they are told. It is, as Gibney puts it, “that ‘terrifying certainty of faith’ that gives comfort in not having to ask the tough questions everyday.”
We meet at »
During the Weed Road/Safehouse partnership, which was based at Warner Bros., Harold created and set up a six-film franchise based on the King Arthur legend.
The first film in the franchise, “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur,” will be directed by Guy Ritchie, with Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berger Frisby, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou starring. Weed Road and Safehouse are producing with Ritchie’s producing partner Lionel Wigram. Harold is set to write the next installment.
Safehouse has hired Matt Schwartz as VP. He was previously VP of film and TV at the Weed Road/Safehouse collaborative.
- Dave McNary
Sean Penn: Honorary César goes Hollywood – again (photo: Sean Penn in '21 Grams') Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a "living legend" and "a stand-alone icon in American cinema." It has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner as a "mythical actor, a politically active personality and an exceptional director." Penn will be honored at the César Awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2015. Sean Penn movies Sean Penn movies range from the teen comedy »
- Steve Montgomery
"The revelations in Alex Gibney’s new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief won’t come as a huge surprise to folks who’ve read Lawrence Wright’s devastating, similarly titled book-length exposé," begins Bilge Ebiri at Vulture. "But any way you cut it, this is still spectacular stuff." For Slate, Sharan Shetty's rounded up "some of the more striking allegations," focusing on Scientology's "cultish leader," David Miscavige, the ways the Church recruits and keeps its hold on celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta and "disturbing allegations of torture, assault, and human rights abuse." We're gathering reviews and video. » - David Hudson »
“The Ghost Dimension,” the sixth installment of the “Paranormal Activity” horror franchise, will now open on Oct. 23, 2015, pushed from its original March 13, 2015 date.
Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’
Gregory Plotkin directed the latest chapter in the supernatural franchise, which is produced by Jason Blum and original “Paranormal” director Oren Peli. Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark wrote the script. »
- Linda Ge
The Church of Scientology is is no stranger to coming under fire - but never before like this. In Oscar-winning director (Taxi to the Dark Side) Alex Gibney's controversial new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which premiered to a packed house Sunday night at the Sundance Film Festival, several former Scientologists - among them, Oscar winner Paul Haggis - hold back little when it comes to long-whispered-about topics about the church, including claims of brainwashing, physical abuse, and meddling in the lives of A-listers John Travolta and Tom Cruise.Claim 1: The Church Was Behind »
The latest documentary on Scientology, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, delves deeper into the highly publicized split between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman—and as expected, the church wasted no time in shooting down the claims. "The accusations made in the film are entirely false and alleged without ever asking the Church," Scientology officials said in a statement. "The Church is committed to free speech. However, free speech is not a free pass to broadcast or publish false information." Additionally, the controversial religion launched a Twitter account dubbed Freedom Media Ethics and took out an ad in The New York Times slamming the movie. And while the power »
Paramount’s shift to a July release gives action sequel a shot at Imax run that “Star Wars” would have had at Christmas
The action sequel had been scheduled to debut on Christmas Day, one week after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hits theaters on Dec. 18. But Monday’s shift of “MI5” means Paramount not only avoids direct competition with Disney’s blockbuster-to-be, it also gives it a shot at Imax’s 338 theaters, »
- Todd Cunningham
Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg were spotted shooting scenes for Mission: Impossible 5 In London’s Piccadilly Circus Monday. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg Film ‘Mission: Impossible’ In London’s East End, Cruise, famous for doing his own stunts, hopped onto a barge outfitted in a dapper tuxedo during the night shoot. Pegg, at his side, was equally […]
- Chelsea Regan
Katie Holmes is headed back to the small screen!
The 36-year-old actress will appear on Showtime's "Ray Donovan," the network announced on Tuesday.
Katie will appear in a major season-long arc in the upcoming Season 3.
She will play Paige, a shrewd and chic businesswoman, who is the daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney (Ian McShane), who enlists Ray’s services, according to the network.
The Liev Schreiber-starring series is currently in production on the third season’s twelve episodes.
-- Jesse Spero
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- email@example.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies On Demand. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today's selection is 'Gone Girl." This interview originally ran in October.] If you were one of the many who didn't know Rosamund Pike by name last year, chances are you probably do now. As the titular "Gone Girl" in David Fincher's chilling adaptation of Gillian Flynn's hit novel (Flynn also penned the script), Pike has been everywhere promoting the film and wowing everyone who made the thriller the top film of the weekend's box office in the Us. The 35-year-old Brit made her onscreen debut as a Bond girl in 2002's "Die Another Day," and has since gone on to appear in a number of high profile films including Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice," "Wrath of the Titans" and the Tom Cruise vehicle "Jack Reacher." Despite all this activity, a plum leading role has evaded the »
- Nigel M Smith
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.
A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times claiming the documentary is filled with falsehoods.
Based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book of the same name, Oscar winner Alex Gibney's film claims that the church routinely intimidates, manipulates and even tortures its members, tracing the rise of the religion and its founder, former science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, and his successor as head of the church, David Miscavige. Gibney also interviewed several former Scientology believers, including past executives.
Paul Haggis, director of the Oscar-winning Crash, left the church in 2009 after decades of membership.
"I was really stupid. I was part of this for 30 years before I spoke out, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Spoiler alert, but Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was, in fact, not my favorite film of the year. I figured I should just get that out of the way at the start for those of you who feared I might have the same #1 film as Brad and Mike, both of whom listed Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's latest as their favorite film from 2014. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Birdman, but in a surprise to even myself, it didn't make my list, which I think you can pretty much chalk up to the surprisingly good year 2014 wound up being. I was certainly among the scoffers last fall about it being a bit of down year, and just a month or so ago I was of the opinion 2014 offered a lot of films to like, but very few to love. After going through and finalizing my list, I'd like to retract that statement. »
- Jordan Benesh
Opening a week after Star Wars: The Force Awakens pretty much guarantees that Mission: Impossible 5 will fail to hit the #1 spot at the box office. Sensibly, Paramount Pictures have now moved the movie five months way from it!
Mission: Impossible 5’s new release date is July 31st, this year. This means it will open opposite Southpaw (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), the Point Break remake, and Tarsem Singh’s science fiction thriller Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds.
It’s also sandwiched right between Ant-Man and Fantastic Four, so the busy July will be very interesting to see play out at the box office. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol earned just under $700 million when it opened in 2011.
- Josh Wilding
At long last Katie Holmes is back in business on TV, as she has landed a new role. She will be joining Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Her role will be a major one for their third season, as she will play Paige. She will be the daughter of Andrew Finney, who is ruthless. No word on when the third season starts yet. However, the team behind have heavily promoted it when their renewal was announced. So far Katie has not released a statement on the news.
I am glad to see she is returning to TV. She is a gifted actress and it sort of marks her full circle after leaving Tom Cruise. It will be good that she will have what we hope to be a regular gig. Especially since she has stayed off screen for so long. It will feel right, as well as provide her way to »
- Sarah Peel
No documentary has inspired more controversy at this year’s Sundance Film Festival than “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.”
It’s a devastating portrait of a religion guided by greed, instead of motivated by altruism. The film alleges that Scientology abuses its rank and file, hitting them up constantly for money, while, in some cases, subjecting them to physical and psychological degradation.
It’s another hot-button topic for documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, who took on Wikileaks and Enron in previous films such as “The Smartest Guys in the Room” and “We Steal Secrets.”
Variety set down with Gibney and Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who wrote the book that formed the basis for the film, »
- Brent Lang
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