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Some of the most anticipated movies of the Fall will make their debut at the four major festivals that annual suck up the movie world's attention during a five-week period beginning in September. The New York Film Festival has already revealed that "The Walk," "Steve Jobs" and "Miles Away" will be its major galas. The 40th Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of selections on Tuesday giving away many of the "secret" premieres at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend. Earlier this month Venice announced it would open with Universal Pictures' "Everest" and debut Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" with Johnny Depp out of competition. Now, the festival has unveiled a majority of its slate with some very exciting surprises. The biggest news is that Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" will have its world premiere in Venice. The highly anticipated drama has already generated »
- Gregory Ellwood
Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars, including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, and Marco Bellocchio, and plenty of other high-caliber international auteurs.
As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice Sept. 2, out-of-competition, a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.
With Toronto seemingly less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember,” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Hollywood’s latest evangelist blew into town without a film degree or a single production credit, but armed with abundant smarts, a knack for salesmanship and buckets of charm. Even Ryan Kavanaugh’s shock of red hair assured he got noticed in any room he entered.
Eleven years later, Relativity Media’s CEO stands on the brink of an inglorious retreat. His Beverly Hills-based company appears on the verge of bankruptcy, a key lender is calling him a “con man” and suing for fraud, and other creditors are pushing for the 40-year-old entrepreneur to be shown the door. While Kavanaugh scrambles to find a savior, the company’s 350 employees are preparing for the worst, with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing expected as early as this week.
Kavanaugh’s would-be Studio of the Future never fulfilled its brash leader’s promise: to harness clever financing and computer modeling to unlock the formula for winning films. »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
The explorer managed to get Winslet to recreate her iconic 'flying' scene from the 1997 blockbuster while abseiling down a cliff in Snowdonia, Wales for his Running Wild series.
Prepare for an adventure made for the movies.
Posted by Running Wild with Bear Grylls on Monday, July 27, 2015
Grylls asked Winslet to stop and spread her arms out wide, and it didn't take long for the actress to work out what he was trying to do.
Without further ado, she put on her best American accent and shouted: "Jack, I feel like I'm flying."
The scenes aired on Us TV for the first time last night (July 27), but unfortunately we're still waiting for news of a UK air date for the episode.
Winslet recently confirmed that her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio has never been romantic, adding that it is »
Kate Winslet felt like she was flying while rappelling off the side of a mountain, so she took a moment to reenact an iconic scene from her 1997 film, “Titanic.” In Monday’s episode of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” Grylls took the Oscar-winning actress on a mountainous adventure. While the British TV personality waited for her at the bottom of the mountain, Winslet rappelled — not backwards, as usual, but forwards. Once she got the courage to lean forward and take her hands off the rope, she re-created the scene of the movie in which Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Rose (Winslet) stand. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
If you haven't caught news of Leonardo DiCaprio's charity gala in St. Tropez last week, you didn't miss much…clothing that is. Many from the A-list set, including Naomi Campbell, Kate Hudson and Jessica Stam—were dressed to the barely there nines, donning sheer fabrics, super-sexy cutouts and deep necklines. Though it certainly made headlines, this wasn't the naked dress' red-carpet debut. Before Beyoncé's Met Gala gown or Miley's nipples came out to play, the risqué ensemble made its first public appearance decades before. More: Everything you need to know about tanning 1959 In still relatively conservative times, Marilyn Monroe didn't »
Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, “Pixels,” opened over the weekend to a mediocre $24 million, a disappointing result for the $88 million project. Sandler’s latest box office lemon comes on the heels of “The Cobbler” (Sandler’s lowest-grossing title ever, which opened to just $24,000 from 20 theaters in March), 2014’s “Blended” (the Drew Barrymore reteaming that mustered $46 million), “That’s My Boy” (a pairing with Andy Samberg that eked out $37 million) and “Jack and Jill” (the cross-dressing comedy that landed some of the worst reviews of his career). His only recent hits have been the 2013 sequel to “Grown Ups” (which netted $133 million) and “Hotel Transylvania,” an animated film that didn’t require him to be onscreen.
Here’s how Sandler’s box office career went from $4 billion in ticket sales to ice cold.
1. He aged out of his material
Sandler, 48, spent the ’90s playing the eternal teenage »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Netflix taketh, and Netflix giveth back. Kind of. Every month the streaming site sends out an update of what content will be disappearing from streaming, and what movies and TV shows will be added. It's an announcement we've come to expect, but this time around the swap out is kind of...weird. Or awesome, depending on your feelings about Nicolas Cage. First let us explain. There are some seriously good picks leaving Netflix in just a matter of days— titles like Driving Miss Daisy, Family Ties, Kiss The Girls and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. And who could forget Titanic? Everyone's favorite version of Leonardo DiCaprio (get out of here, Great Gatsby fans!) is no longer going to be »
Nina Dobrev and her new boyfriend, Austin Stowell, are having one seriously sexy vacation. The Vampire Diaries star, who stunned at Leonardo DiCaprio's glamorous gala on Wednesday, couldn't stop kissing her man on Sunday when the two enjoyed some fun in the sun in Monaco. Nina and Austin went swimming off a luxurious yacht on July 26 before cleaning up to take some selfies together on deck. Just two days earlier, the couple were spotted kissing and riding a jet ski in St.-Tropez. They were also seen continuing their fun on Saturday with another dip in the sea. Austin went shirtless for most of the weekend while Nina switched up her cute swimsuits every day. The couple reportedly started dating in June, though this is the first time we've seen them show Pda. Nina's steamy time with Austin is a continuation of her French vacation after she relaxed on »
Nina Dobrev, now would be a great time to tell us your bikini body secrets. The actress has had a whirlwind week in the French Riviera, where she was on hand to support The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's second annual Saint-Tropez Gala (Nina stunned at the event, regardless of her, er, minor footwear malfunction). Since the charity féte, she's been spotted vacationing with her girlfriends and her new man, actor Austin Stowell. Which leaves us with quite a bit of swimsuit envy, of course: We coveted the pink halter two-piece she wore on a yacht while amping up the Pda with Austin, as well as the sleek monochrome monokini she sported on another couples-only boat ride (the black-and-white one-piece was »
Survivalist Bear Grylls had the perfect line ready and waiting while trying to coax actress Kate Winslet down a mountain on his reality adventure series, "Running Wild with Bear Grylls." Thankfully for fans of "Titanic," it happened to be a bit of dialogue from the Oscar-winning film -- and Winslet gamely played along.
In a clip promoting the pair's upcoming episode of "Running Wild," we see Winslet perched on the side of a cliff in the Snowdonia Mountains range in Wales, clutching a rope and staring down at Grylls, who's waiting at the bottom for the actress to descend. As Grylls urges Winslet to take her hands off of the wire, she lifts her arms and responds, "Jack! I feel like I'm flying!"
- Katie Roberts
How far is too far in pursuit of that perfect shot? Filming during Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest offering, The Revenant, has been described as “a living hell” according to some cast and crew, a fact the director does not dispute.
While conditions were undeniably brutal, now Damian Petti, president of film crew union body Iatse Local 212, suggests that cast and crew may have been in real danger. He told the Hollywood Reporter that production executives ignored multiple warnings about safety concerns.
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- Marnie Langeroodi
A video posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Jul 26, 2015 at 3:26am Pdt Ryder Robinson's rap skills have gone viral, thanks to his proud mom, Kate Hudson. On Sunday morning, the actress took to Instagram with an adorable video of Ryder, 11, rapping Fetty Wap's hit "Trap Queen." But the cutest part is how the mother-son duo bust out the same dance moves, bringing to mind Kate's fun antics with her mom, Goldie Hawn. Turns out, Kate and Ryder's production was as impromptu as it gets. "How we deal with airport lounge boredom," Kate wrote. The caption also included some truly original hashtags that sum up how fast Ryder is growing up: "#TrapQueen #DancingWithMyBoy #HeyWhatsUpHello #WhenYourPreTeenWantsHisOwnInstagramAndYoureLikeNoooooooo." The new video is the perfect example why Kate is one of the celebrity parents you should be following on Instagram. In addition to sharing cute family pictures, Kate also takes her followers inside exclusive bashes. »
'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »
- Zac Gille
With a cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Domhnall Gleeson, and Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu at the helm, The Revenant was already one of the most anticipated films of 2015. And then that trailer, damn. The movie looks intense and harrowing, which may have carried over to the set as union reps are blasting the production over safety concerns. Set in the American frontier of the 19th century and filming in the viciously cold Canadian wilderness, there are claims that Iñárritu and The Revenant pushed the boundaries of safety in order to get the "perfect shot." Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, local union rep Damien Petti, president of Iatst local 212, said: In terms of our industry, it's important that people differentiate between getting an amazing movie at all costs, and safety. Petti.s statement comes as a reaction to claims by union crewmembers working on the »
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader took one Trainwreck interview to the next level. The stars recently chatted with Australian YouTube personalities Dom and Adrian, aka Bondi Hipsters, on their online satirical show to promote Judd Apatow's new comedy film. The super weird interview was posted on Friday, a week after the release of the movie. There, they were asked questions such as, "How did you get into the Illuminati?" and other, much more Nsfw queries. Schumer and Hader played along. "I don't know where you're getting your information," the actress replied. They were also asked to weigh in about other celebrities. "Is the only reason Leonardo DiCaprio »
Age ain't nothing but a number! Heidi Klum took to Instagram on Friday to show off her insanely fit physique in a black two-piece swimsuit. In the photo, the Victoria's Secret alum poses with her arms wide open as she soaks up the sun from her yacht in St. Tropez, France. "Good Morning sunshine," she captioned the cute candid, clad in a black bikini, straw fedora and blue aviators. The model has definitely been enjoying her summer vacation ... and showing plenty of Pda with her 28-year-old boyfriend Vito Schnabel while in France. The blonde beauty also shared a video of her beau's impressive wakeboarding skills while the two were sailing the ocean. »
- tooFab Staff
The American 1980s didn’t begin or end with Ingrid Sischy, but her tenure as editor-in-chief of Artforum — from 1980, when she was 27, to 1988 — made her a perpetual presence, lightning-rod gatekeeper, and immense id of artistic status, ambition, and fame. Friend of Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons, Nan Goldin, Francesco Clemente, Peter Hujar, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lil' Kim, Chloë Sevigny, Miuccia Prada, Sean Penn, Helmut Lang, Todd Solondz, k.d. lang, Valentino, and Veronica Webb, and nurturer and torturer of gifted writers like Rene Ricard and Lisa Liebmann, this Sarah Lawrence graduate was a poster child for the unbridled desire of the 1980s, its creative pretentiousness in its very best and most crazy forms, the one who helped integrate underground, mainstream, fashion, rock 'n' roll, and anyone who showed up and tried to make a connection. When The New Yorker called Sischy “Girl of the Zeitgeist” above an epic »
- Jerry Saltz
On this week's red carpet we ogled some jaw drop-worthy nude dresses, sparkly minis, monochrome pantsuits and well-placed pops of orange—all fitting for the best look title of course! Supermodel Irina Shayk wowed at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's second annual Saint-Tropez Gala in a curve-hugging Atelier Versace chiffon gown that left, well, just enough to the imagination. Also stunning in nude tones, actress Fan Bingbing took our breaths away in Ralph & Russo Couture (one of her designer favorites) at the premiere of Lady of the Dynasty in Beijing, China. Cara Delevingne, meanwhile, put diamonds on the mind at the Paper Towns premiere in New York City, where she sported a stunning Saint Laurent »
Ridley Scott is to direct an adaptation of Don Winslow’s Mexican drug-war thiller The Cartel, after the rights to the novel were acquired by 20th Century Fox after a fierce bidding contest, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Cartel, which was published shortly before the infamous jailbreak of real-life cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, became the subject of considerable Hollywood interest after Guzmán’s escape made global news. It is set during the narco-terror of the period 2004-10, and follows a DEA agent and a cartel operative as they try to take each other down.
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- Andrew Pulver
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