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Folks, as you all know from last year as well as my articles again so far this year, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know something about what will be in contention. To help out in that regard, I’m once again running down some of the major contenders in each Oscar category in order to prep you all for the season to come. Basically, the format will have me saying a few words about what/who I feel are the top tier contenders right now in said categories, along with a longer list afterwards of many of the other hopefuls that the Academy might take a shine to. Consider this a sort of before »
- Joey Magidson
Books are really having a moment in Hollywood right now. This past week alone has seen an influx of trailer releases for tomes-turned-movies, with blockbusters like Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant and John Krasinski's 13 Hours. It's a good time to be an author who's sold their book rights to a studio. And today's new trailer for Room is no different...except for the fact that it's a story completely unlike the others. The flick is an adaptation of the novel by Emma Donoghue, which was basically the book club title of the last few years. If you gathered with a group of friends to "discuss" literature over wine and snacks, you read this book. And with good reason—it's »
When it comes to putting terrible stuff into our bodies (pizza, cupcakes, pizza topped with cupcakes), our motto is: Just let us live. Meaning, it's pretty hard to turn us off to any of the food we love to eat, because if we feel like eating Taco Bell, you better believe we are hitting that drive-thru harder than Leonardo DiCaprio hits on models. (Hi-yo!) But this infographic created by former U.K. pharmacist Niraj Naik actually makes us think twice about throwing back that can of Coke. Naik, who is also known as the Renegade Pharmacist, showed exactly what happens the hour after you drink a can of Coca-Cola. He used the research done by Blisstree's Wade Meredith to show off the soda side effects as a way to »
Relativity Media — the digital-age entertainment company that claimed clever financing and data analysis could help it unlock the secret to box office riches — filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday against a swarm of disgruntled investors and other creditors. The 11-year-old company that founder Ryan Kavanaugh had styled as a “next-generation global media company” will be sold at auction, a statement from the company said.
The upcoming sale will center on the enterprise’s film and television units. Left outside of the insolvency action are Relativity Sports; Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution, a joint venture with the European film operator; and Relativity Education. All those units will continue on as independent concerns. The company’s fashion operation, M3/Relativity, was shut down this week and its employees laid off Wednesday as part of a pinkslipping of 75 employees.
Kavanaugh and his board proposed the immediate auction of the company, which stated liabilities of up to $1 billion, »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
- Sasha Stone
New Regency has raised $200 million in capital from a series of funds led by Fortress Investment Group.
The company behind “Gone Girl,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Birdman” plans to use the funding for its upcoming releases, as well as to support its film production and development arm, and television business. The loan encompasses five years. J.P. Morgan Securities arranged the financing.
“We are looking to continue to grow our business aggressively, and this boost further strengthens our position to seize new and exciting opportunities moving forward,” New Regency founder Arnon Milchan said in a statement.
The company’s upcoming movies include “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Road Chip,” an adaptation of the video game “Assassin’s Creed” and “The Revenant,” a historical thriller from director Alejandro González Iñárritu starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
- Brent Lang
The new capital commitments will support the upcoming pipeline and as well as TV growth.
The investment is led by funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC.
J P Morgan Securities arranged the five-year loan.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelming support from our partners at Fortress, as well as that of our existing lenders, and the confidence that they have shown in New Regency,” said New Regency founder Arnon Milchan.
“We are looking to continue to grow our business aggressively and this boost further strengthens our position to seize new and exciting opportunities moving forward.”
New Regency partnered with RatPac Entertainment and ANonymous Content on the upcoming Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu revenger Western The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio that Fox is expected to release later this year for an awards season play. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Leonardo DiCaprio may be living it up in the South of France, but his time overseas hasn't been only about partying with friends and yachting with his girlfriend, Kelly Rohrbach. On July 22, he hosted his annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala, which raised $40 million for environmental preservation and protection. But before that, he was honored by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The royal presented Leo with the Prince Albert I Medal For Mediation, which is given each year by Prince Albert of Monaco's Oceanographic Institute Foundation to "honor those who through their passion and courage, help to know, to love and protect the oceans." »
I'm not exaggerating or being hyperbolic when I say I believe this is one of the best episodes we've ever done on this podcast as we review Southpaw and Paper Towns, listen to rube stories, get to know Greta a little more, discuss Adam Sandler, classics we don't quite understand why they're classics, your voicemails, television and much, much more. It's non-stop entertainment for just under two-and-a-half hours! Hope you enjoy! Note: This is the last podcast that will be made available through the old Libsyn app. All future podcasts will be released on iTunes, which means Apple's Podcast app will always work, and all episodes will always be available at Soundcloud.com right here or by using the Soundcloud app available for Apple and Android devices. If you are on Twitter, we have a brand new Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @ropepod. Give us a follow won'tchac »
- Brad Brevet
The 72nd Venice Film Festival (Sept 2-12) has unveiled the 55 features – mixing star vehicles and international auteurs – that will make up this year’s official selection.
Venice director Alberto Barbera and Biennale president Paolo Baratta announced the line-up this morning.
Birdman, last year’s opening night film, went on to be named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards, while multiple Oscar-winner Gravity bowed at the 2013 edition.
Venice also revealed that Guan Hu’s Mr Six will close the festival on Sept 12. Feng Xiaogang plays the title character, a former gangster living alone with various illnesses, who is tempted back into the business by his son.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.
As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.
With Toronto 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 »
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