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‘American Sniper’ Hits Theaters Christmas Day – See The Making Of Clint Eastwood’s Powerful True Story (Video)

8 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: When Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper premiered at the AFI Fest last month, I wrote that I felt it was his finest film in the decade since his 2004 Million Dollar Baby earned him Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for the second time  (after 1992’s Unforgiven did the same trick). I stand by that now, as the film is about to finally open on Christmas Day. In fact, on my list of the year’s Top 10 films (which will be revealed Monday) it has a prominent place. And I’m not alone. Bradley Cooper who stars as Chris Kyle, the most lethal and successful sniper in American military history, is drumming up lots of support for a possible third acting nomination in a row.

As Deadline reported  Ben Affleck and other actors including Robert DeNiro recently came out strongly for his performance, and just this Sunday two-time Oscar winner »

- Pete Hammond

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The 30 Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

23 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As Mark Harris points out in a recent Grantland essay, sequels are no longer merely a regrettable feature of the way Hollywood operates, they're pretty much the entire business model. We're supposed to get 28 of them in 2015, or one every 13 days. And yet, there was a time when "sequel" did not automatically mean a crass cash grab by an industry fresh out of fresh ideas. The best example is a film released 40 years ago this month (on December 20, 1974), "The Godfather Par II."

True, the second "Godfather" came about not because the initial story left loose ends but because the 1972 film's gargantuan success all but demanded a second trip to the well. Indeed, Francis Ford Coppola was reluctant to return to the Corleone saga. Nonetheless, he and writer Mario Puzo found a way to add to the Mafia saga that amplified and enriched the story they told the first time. The »

- Gary Susman

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Warner Bros. 2015 Movie Preview with New Photos

22 December 2014 8:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has released their upcoming slate of movies for the New Year. 2015 promises to be a big one for the studio, as plenty of exciting and anticipated releases make their way into theaters throughout the next 12 months. Included in this preview are new photos and synopsis for 21 sure-fire hits, including movies such as Inherent Vice, Jupiter Ascending, Get Hard, Mad Max: Fury Road, Entourage, Magic Mike Xxl, the Vacation reboot and a whole lot more. Take a look, its going to be a blockbuster banner year:

Inherent Vice - January 9

Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife »

- MovieWeb

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FilmNation, Roadshow Films strike equity pact

16 December 2014 7:17 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

FilmNation Entertainment has sold a roughly one-third stake of the company valued at $18m to Roadshow in a strategic partnership that sees both parties seek to expand their production operations.

For Glen Basner’s New York-based venture the move brings more capital to the development and production pipeline and acquisitions fund, while the wholly owned Village Roadshow subsidiary bids to expand its production hub beyond Australia.

All existing FilmNation partners will retain their ownership positions in the company.

The first two feature films scheduled to begin production under the new structure in 2015 for release in 2016 are John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, about McDonald’s creator Ray Kroc, and The Good House to star Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro.

FilmNation will also commence production on the Cannes market hit Story Of Your Life starring Amy Adams under the direction of Denis Villeneuve in May.

FilmNation and Village Roadshow are partners in a pre-existing non-exclusive output deal covering »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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FilmNation, Roadshow strike equity pact

16 December 2014 7:17 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

FilmNation Entertainment has sold an unspecified minority stake of the company to Roadshow in a strategic partnership that sees both parties seek to expand their production operations.

For Glen Basner’s New York-based venture the move brings more capital to the development and production pipeline and acquisitions fund, while the wholly owned Village Roadshow subsidiary bids to expand its production hub beyond Australia.

All existing FilmNation partners will retain their ownership positions in the company.

The first two feature films scheduled to begin production under the new structure in 2015 for release in 2016 are John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, about McDonald’s creator Ray Kroc, and The Good House to star Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro.

FilmNation will also commence production on the Cannes market hit Story Of Your Life starring Amy Adams under the direction of Denis Villeneuve in May.

FilmNation and Village Roadshow are partners in a pre-existing non-exclusive output deal.

“Partnering with such »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Roadshow Films Buys 33% Stake in FilmNation

16 December 2014 6:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roadshow Films has bought a 33% stake in independent production-sales banner FilmNation, enabling expansion of the FilmNation development and production slate.

Six-year-old FilmNation focuses on platform releases with the potential to go wide in the $12-$30 million budget range such as “Mud,” “A Most Wanted Man” and “The Imitation Game.”

In a filing to the Australian Stock Exchange, Roadshow Films parent Village Roadshow Limited said that the $18 million investment would give it ownership of a third of FilmNation.

The first two movies scheduled to begin production next year under the new financing structure are “The Founder” with John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side”) directing a biopic of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc; and “The Good House,” starring Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro and based on Ann Leary’s book.

FilmNation will also begin production in May of “Story Of Your Life,” starring Amy Adams with Denis Villeneuve directing.

Current FilmNation »

- Dave McNary and Patrick Frater

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10 Best Female Movie Characters Of 2014

15 December 2014 2:52 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The fact that it’s 2014 and we still have to differentiate between a “female” movie character and simply a movie character is troubling. If you watch Robert De Niro in Raging Bull you’ll never be tempted to say, “boy, that’s a really interesting and strong male character.” However, Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley is still explicitly praised as a “strong female character,” as if it’s such an oddity that an emphasis needs to be put on the fact that she’s a woman.

While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses have been fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed, but progress is still being made.

2014 has seen its fair share of damsels in distress, nagging housewives, and ditzy girlfriends; it has also seen a »

- Jesse Gumbarge

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Eddie Redmayne learned he was a Golden Globe nominee while Christmas shopping

11 December 2014 9:21 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Most Golden Globe nominees were trying to wake up at a God-awful hour on the west coast this morning. Many were doing the same at a more reasonable time in New York. Best Actor in a Drama nominee, SAG Awards nominee and "Theory of Everything" star Eddie Redmayne? Well, Christmas shopping came first. "I'm in London and it's a blue sky, but it's pretty cold and I had an afternoon off so I had to do all my Christmas shopping in about three hours," Redmayne says. "Then I got the phone call and now I'm about to get stuck into a drink or two far too early in the afternoon." After being reminded that it's never too early to celebrate something like this, Redmayne laughs and adds, "That's what I thought. That's what I'm telling myself, actually." The reason the 32-year-old Brit was out and about was two fold. "We've »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Édgar Ramírez to join Jennifer Lawrence in Miracle Mop movie Joy

11 December 2014 3:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Édgar Ramírez has entered talks for David O Russell's Joy.

The Zero Dark Thirty actor will play Jennifer Lawrence's philandering husband in the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will centre around the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano (Lawrence).

Robert De Niro is reuniting with Silver Linings Playbook collaborators Lawrence and Russell for the film.

Lawrence confirmed her involvement in the biopic earlier this year, after she admitted that O Russell made the offer over a text message.

Ramírez recently finished shooting the Point Break remake, in which he took on Patrick Swayze's role of Bodhi.

Joy is set to start filming in February 2015, and will be released on December 25. »

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Casting Net: Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan to voice parents in Pixar's 'Inside Out'

9 December 2014 7:26 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan will voice parents, mother and father respectively, of an 11-year-old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) in Pixar's Inside Out. The story takes a deep dive into the emotions located inside Riley's head at what's called Headquarters. The emotions are: Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). The film will also take a peek inside the minds of mom and dad. Peter Docter is writing and directing. [USA Today] • Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon have signed on for Xavier Dolan's The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The film »

- C. Molly Smith

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How Mark Wahlberg's Body Freaked Out After He Lost 60 Pounds

9 December 2014 3:00 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In preparation for his performance as the titular Jim Bennett in The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg made serious sacrifices to his own health and dropped a scary 60 pounds. This idea isn't that rare in Hollywood, as actors like Christian Bale and Robert De Niro have previously made headlines for similar taking similar actions, but what makes Wahlberg's case somewhat different is the fact that he experienced a very strange side effect of his weight loss. Us Weekly was present at the premiere of The Gambler at AFI Fest last month, and it was there that the actor revealed that his desire to lose more and more weight through the production of the movie created a unique problem, as his malnutrition actually led to his lips turning blue. Because it wasn't actually in character for Jim Bennett to be experiencing this, Wahlberg and the filmmakers actually got complaints from the higher ups »

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Zoey Deutch Joins Zac Efron, Robert De Niro In ‘Dirty Grandpa’

9 December 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Vampire Academy’s Zoey Deutch has landed a role opposite Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Lionsgate comedy Dirty Grandpa. The road trip pic follows uptight Jason (Efron) as he drives to Florida for spring break ahead of his wedding, with his grandfather (De Niro), a foul-mouthed former Army general, in tow. Deutch will play Shadia, an earthy environmental advocate and love interest to Efron’s character.

Dan Mazer is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips, while Bill Block, Jason Barrett, Barry Josephson and Michael Simkin are producing. Lionsgate has already set an August 12, 2016 release for the Qed and Ninjas Running Wild comedy.

Deutch is coming off a turn in Richard Linklater’s baseball film That’s What I’m Talking About. She recently joined crime drama Vincent-n-Roxxy with Zoe Kravitz and Emile Hirsch. TV credits include The Suite Life on Deck, Ringer, and Switched at Birth. »

- Jen Yamato

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Gina Carano Joins Jean-Claude Van Damme in Kickboxer Remake

9 December 2014 11:54 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A week ago we learned that Jean-Claude Van Damme had been cast in the upcoming Kickboxer remake, in which he will play an updated version of the original film’s Master Chow. It's now being reported that former Mma fighter Gina Carano has joined the martial arts production.

The film has an all-star cast of badasses that Carano will be joining, such as Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy, stunt performer-turned-actor Alain Moussi from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Ufc welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who played Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Carano is a great addition to the cast. It's always fun to see her in action.

John Stockwell is directing the movie, and the story follows Kurt Sloane (Moussi), "a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand, where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother's death at the hands »

- Joey Paur

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Edgar Ramirez is Jennifer Lawrence's Miracle Mop Husband in 'Joy'

9 December 2014 9:25 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just last month we learned that Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper may reunite with David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy, the story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. Cooper isn't officially on board, but De Niro has indeed joined the project as Lawrence's father. And now THR reports Deliver Us from Evil star Edgar Ramirez, who will be seen next year in the remake of Point Break, has joined the film before production begins in February. Ramirez will play Mangano's husband, who is dapper, but has also taken to sleeping around behind her back. Who in their right mind would cheat on Jennifer Lawrence? Read on! Joy follows Lawrence as the female entrepreneur who became a fixture on the Home Shopping Network with her many inventions, though it was the iconic mop that turned her into a business superstar. It's not clear just how much of Mangano's »

- Ethan Anderton

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Edgar Ramirez Finds Joy

8 December 2014 6:30 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though he’s largely attempting to reassemble the Silver Linings Playbook ensemble for his next film, Joy, David O. Russell is open to people he hasn’t worked with before. He’s just cast Edgar Ramirez in a key role.Jennifer Lawrence is starring as real-life inventor Joy Mangano, a struggling single mother with three kids to support who has spent most of her life tinkering with gadgets she hopes will help make money. She hit it big with the Miracle Mop, which turned her into a fixture on the Home Shopping Network and made her a fortune.Ramirez is set to play her charming but untrustworthy husband, a man she eventually divorces. Russell already also has Robert De Niro – a veteran of Silver Linings and American Hustle – on as Joy’s father.The director has also rewritten a script that originated with BridesmaidsAnnie Mumolo, and is looking to start shooting this February. »

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Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in 'Joy'

8 December 2014 5:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final talks to star in Fox 2000's biopic Joy, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. The plot is based on the true story of Joy Mangano, a Long Island housewife who achieved fame and fortune by creating the Miracle Mop. Jennifer Lawrence is playing the title character, and if a deal is finalized, Edgar Ramirez will play her husband, Tony.

Robert De Niro signed on last month to reunite with Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on this biopic. The actor also had a brief cameo in last year's Jennifer Lawrence/David O. Russell collaboration American Hustle. Robert De Niro is playing Joy Mangano's father in the biopic, although no other cast members have been announced at this time.

David O. Russell is directing from a screenplay originally written by Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), which the filmmaker himself rewrote. John Davis, »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Edgar Ramirez in final talks for David O. Russell's 'Joy'

8 December 2014 5:06 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final talks for JoyDavid O. Russell is directing the biopic, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the true story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), the inventor/entrepreneur behind the Miracle Mop. De Niro will play Mangano's father, with Ramirez as her then husband, Tony. Annie Mumolo wrote the script for the film. [THR] • Natalie Portman has left discussions for the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. Danny Boyle is directing the film. Aaron Sorkin adapted Walter Isaacson's biography for the screen. It stars Michael Fassbender as »

- C. Molly Smith

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Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’

8 December 2014 2:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s biopic “Joy” for Fox 2000.

Robert De Niro is also on board to play Lawrence’s father in the film, based on the true story of Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs after inventing the Miracle Mop.

Ramirez will play Mangano’s then husband, Tony.

John Davis, John Fox and Ken Mok are producing with Annie Mumolo penning the script.

The film is gearing up for a first quarter start and is already set to open next Christmas to make a late awards season push.

Ramirez, who is repped by CAA and Impression Entertainment, recently wrapped production on Alcon’s “Point Break” reboot and was last seen in Screen Gems’ “Deliver Us From Evil.”

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- Justin Kroll

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Doctor Who update: Moffat on Troughton, Frost, Missy

5 December 2014 12:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mr Steven Moffat has been chatting about Doctor Who's upcoming festive episode, as well as Missy's future...

As a festive treat, Steven Moffat has given out a lot of Doctor Who press quotes in the last few days, even by his own standards, in a big preview for Radio Times. We'll get started then...

On Michael Troughton's role in Last Christmas, he said "He doesn't play the son of Doctor Who or anything, he plays a scientist."

With more enthusiasm, he also discussed the episode itself: "scary, tense and claustrophobic... It's The Thing meets Miracle on 34th Street. It's certainly the strangest bloody thing I've ever written." Quite a statement there.

On his decision to include Santa, the Grand Moff said that "Santa is written in properly, in a science-fiction way, into Doctor Who. Nick is ideal. He's what Santa should be in Doctor Who land."

And finally, »

- rleane

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Jason Statham stars in Wild Card: new trailer lands

30 November 2014 10:23 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jason Statham stars in a remake of the movie Heat, now going by the name Wild Card. Here's the trailer for it...

Last week was something of a busy one for trailers of big movies. You don't need us to tell you that big promos for the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pan landed. However, it seems that somebody out there tried to sneak out a trailer for a new movie from The Statham, hoping we wouldn't spot it.

They don't know us very well.

Here, then, is the first trailer we've seen for Wild Card. This is the film that's a remake of the film Heat. That's the Burt Reynolds movie Heat, as opposed to the Robert De Niro/Al Pacino one. Wild Card is based on the book by William Goldman, and he's penned the screenplay for the film too. It stars »

- simonbrew

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