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Randeep’s ‘chameleon traits’ shock Omung Kumar

6 February 2016 6:26 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Randeep Hooda, who had beefed up muscle to play a street fighter in Deepak Tijori’s Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani, had to shed 18 kg for Omung Kumar’s Sarabjit. And for this, the actor had to go on a near starvation diet which was supervised by his sister Dr Anjali Hooda Sangwan.

Talking about the brief given to Randeep, Omung Kumar says, “In his years in jail, Sarabjit was kept in a 4 x 4 room and had rat bites all over him. The first time I met Randeep, I told him that I wanted to see his bones. He took up the challenge and shocked everyone with the outcome.” The director adds that he wasn’t able to recognise Randeep on the first day of shoot and he largely went unnoticed. “It was only when I called for him that I realised he was sitting right there.”

About the process, Randeep »

- Press Releases

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The Best - and Worst - Celebrity Proposal Stories

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oh, the marriage proposal. Some people spend years fantasizing about how it will all go down. The thousands of candles, the white horse, the meteor-sized ring - who isn't enchanted by the possibilities for the sacred moment? Even celebrities, like George Clooney and Kanye West, want to get their proposals just right. Their access and wealth mean that they can plan some of the most impressive displays of affection. But sometimes, even they manage to turn the fairytale question into a nightmare. Below, some of the highlights - and lowlights - of celebrity engagements: One of the greats: Kanye and »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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The Best - and Worst - Celebrity Proposal Stories

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oh, the marriage proposal. Some people spend years fantasizing about how it will all go down. The thousands of candles, the white horse, the meteor-sized ring - who isn't enchanted by the possibilities for the sacred moment? Even celebrities, like George Clooney and Kanye West, want to get their proposals just right. Their access and wealth mean that they can plan some of the most impressive displays of affection. But sometimes, even they manage to turn the fairytale question into a nightmare. Below, some of the highlights - and lowlights - of celebrity engagements: One of the greats: Kanye and »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Demolition trailer; Jake Gyllenhaal leads the cast

4 February 2016 10:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Demolition trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the upcoming drama.

The new Demolition trailer has landed online. The new film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead, arrives in cinemas this spring. The film will get its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March.  Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, and Judah Lewis also star in the film, which is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club).

Fox Searchlight debuted the new Demolition trailer, which you can see in our player below.

Here’s the synopsis:

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, »

- Paul Heath

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Film Review: Hail, Ceasar!

4 February 2016 5:52 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Coen brothers are some of Hollywood’s, nay, the world’s most important directors. Since they entered the scene in 1984 with Blood Simple they’ve rightfully found huge success with their brand of offbeat stories and neurotic characters. Like Woody Allen before them, they’ve tried their hand at a variety of genres, yet kept their voice consistent throughout. They also have the rare distinguishment of appealing to the art-house crowds, while also finding commercial success in Hollywood and abroad. Like Allen, every so often they have a “pallet cleanser” project in between some of their “high-brow” fare that just doesn’t congeal the way it ought to. Hail, Caesar! falls into that latter category.

I did my best to go into this with an open mind. It was the Coen Brothers after all, and the trailers did their job well in alerting us to just how many Big »

- Sprocket the Dog

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‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Producer Truth Entertainment Readies New Project ‘The Nobistor Affair’

3 February 2016 2:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Truth Entertainment, one of the production companies behind the Matthew McConaughey-starring Dallas Buyers Club, is readying its next project The Nobistor Affair. The film is based upon the epic and captivating first-hand account of Vietnam veteran Tim Carmody, who along with seven others was recruited by the U.S. government for a top-secret mission to aid in the coup d’état of the Ghana government that ultimately went horribly wrong. The Nobistor Affair is… »

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Sundance 2016: Daily Dead Chats with the Cast of The Greasy Strangler

3 February 2016 10:50 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Certainly one of the more wildly memorable midnight movies during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was Jim Hosking’s wonderfully depraved The Greasy Strangler, which follows disco-loving Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels), his awkward son, Brayden (Sky Elobar), and a mysterious woman named Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) vying for their affections.

Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with the trio about their experiences working together on The Greasy Strangler and to be honest, the conversation took a bunch of hysterical left turns along the way. Read on to hear more from the cast of The Greasy Strangler and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more on this one as fans of cult cinema definitely will want to check it out for themselves.

I must say, when you start off Sundance and you see that first Midnight movie, you want something that's going to be completely unexpected and totally wild, »

- Heather Wixson

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Bombshell Review

3 February 2016 8:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bombshell dips its hand into the idea bargain bin one too many times. Its sprawling levels rival Diablo II’s in scope, yet nothing of interest – the alien menace included – populates them. The isometric gunplay wants to throw down against action RPGs, but the endless “point, shoot, and backpedal until everything dies” formula relegates Bombshell to the expanding list of tedious twin-stick shooters. The weapons also fail to break the bog standard mold of shotguns, rocket launchers, and miniguns, just as heroine Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison possesses a personality more soulless than the metal prosthetic grafted to her arm.

Would you believe it gets worse?

While the gravest offenders are the prevalent bugs and needless volume of quests, you must understand the story before you can fathom Bombshell’s faults. A twisted, malevolent scientist cost Shelly her arm and her squad during a previous assignment, and now that same doctor – answering »

- Joshua Kowbel

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Josh Boone Postpones Work On The Stand To Adapt Fellow Stephen King Novel Revival

2 February 2016 1:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone has spent the last two years wrangling his big-screen rendition of Stephen King’s The Stand into shape. Last we reported, Matthew McConaughey was in line to play one of the lead villains, Randall Flagg, in a series that would seemingly span one single R-rated feature and even a Showtime miniseries.

But Deadline brings word that Boone has placed the sprawling adaptation on the shelf for the time being, filling his time by, well, adapting another Stephen King novel. This time it’s 2014’s Revival that’s poised to leap onto the silver screen, and word is that the director has already finalized a script. Working in tandem with producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Fifty Shades of Grey), the project has been pitched to Universal, though the outlet notes it may yet find a different home.

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- Michael Briers

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Channing Tatum Dances And Sings In Latest Clip For Hail, Caesar!

1 February 2016 2:42 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

All across Magic Mike and its Xxl sequel, Channing Tatum irrefutably proved that his dancing skills could just about steal any scene that didn’t involve Matthew McConaughey – at least in the former – though the actor will soon be swapping stripper for crooner in Joel and Ethan Coen’s soon-to-be-released drama, Hail, Caesar!

With mere days standing between now and the film’s arrival, Universal has premiered the latest clip from the movie, showcasing that, yes, Tatum can sing just as much as he can dance.

Boasting a decidedly old-school aesthetic, Hail, Caesar! harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, when one studio fixer (Josh Brolin’s Eddie Mannix) spends 24 gruelling hours scrambling around Tinsel Town in search of a wayward A-lister. Said star just so happens to be George Clooney’s character Baird Whitlock – expanding on his American Idiot trilogy under the Coen Brothers, following Burn After Reading, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Family Guy’ Team Sells Dads Comedy Pitch to Universal

29 January 2016 4:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, with Scott Stuber on board to produce.

Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner.

The film follows a group of overweight dads who get a wake-up call and abruptly change their hard-drinking, hard-eating lifestyles when a member of their group has a heart attack.

Exec vice president of production Jon Mone will oversee the project for Universal.

Wild wrote and executive produced “Ted” and “Ted 2,” alongside producers Stuber and Clark. The two films, released by Universal, collectively grossed more than $760 million worldwide. Wild also serves as executive producer, writer and voice cast on Fox’s “Family Guy.”

Biggins is currently a co-executive producer on Fox’s “Family Guy.” His writing credits include “Tosh.0” and “The Cleveland Show.” Desilets is a producer on “Family Guy.”

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- Justin Kroll

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11 Best #OscarsSoWhite Memes, GIFs and Photos

28 January 2016 3:20 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

#OscarsSoWhite has been trending (again) since the Academy announced their nominations for this year’s Oscars without including a single person of color — and users have taken to social media to post as many memes, GIFs and photos about the issue as they can. One user took Matthew McConaughey‘s chest beat from “The Wolf of Wall Street” and simply photoshopped an Oscar statue into the video. The famous “Danny DeVito, I love your work!” clip from “Mean Girls” was used in response to the actor speaking out on the diversity issue. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced what it referred. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Raine Group to Invest $100 Million-Plus in Imagine, Partners Eye Expansion (Exclusive)

28 January 2016 11:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine Entertainment, the production powerhouse led by longtime partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, is poised for a significant expansion, powered by a $100 million-plus investment from the Raine Group under a new partnership agreement, according to multiple sources familiar with the impending deal.

The arrangement anticipates building Imagine into a major media player with other investors as part of the transaction, said two individuals familiar with the pact. The deal has yet to be signed but is just days away from being finalized.

Raine, the 6-year-old New York merchant bank, has ready access to capital and myriad potential partners. While the new allies have no current acquisition targets, they will scout out other media assets for acquisition on an opportunistic basis. In the near term, the $100 million infusion will help Imagine generate new film and television projects.

The new partnership will leave producer Grazer, 64, and director Howard, 61, atop the company they founded 30 years ago, »

- James Rainey

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Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron embark on an epic animated journey in new trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings

28 January 2016 7:26 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Featuring a beautiful rendition of The Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, the new trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings promises an epic journey of music, magic and family.

Set in a fantastical Japan, Kubo and the Two Strings follows young Kubo as he accidentally summons a spirit from the past who has a vendetta against him and his family. On the run, Kubo seeks guidance from Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to save himself and his family, all the while learning about his fallen father—the greatest samurai warrior known to man.

Laika is the same stop-motion animated studio responsible for such wonderful features including Coraline,Paranorman and The Boxtrolls. Their unique visual style truly brings these mystical stories to life, and it looks likeKubo and the Two Strings may be their most visually enchanting and ambitious project yet.

Also starring Ralph FiennesRooney MaraGeorge Takei, »

- Adriana Floridia

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New Trailer For Kubo And The Two Strings

28 January 2016 2:57 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The first teaser trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings did a fantastic job of getting people excited for Laika’s latest animated masterpiece. Now, a new trailer has come along, opening up the movie in a big way and making a great case for it to be high on your ‘most anticipated’ list. Seeing the studio try their hand at a sweeping, fantasy epic, Kubo and the Two Strings looks absolutely breathtaking, with a fantastic voice cast including Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, and Rooney Mara, and promises to be a change of pace from the likes of Coraline and The Boxtrolls, while still keeping everything that has helped put the studio on the map. Released: 19th August (U.S.)/9th September (Irl/U.K.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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'Kubo and the Two Strings' Trailer #2: Prepare for an Epic Journey

27 January 2016 5:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The innovative artists at Laika have revolutionized the stop motion animation industry with their critically-acclaimed hits Coraline, ParaNorman and last year's The Boxtrolls. Last month, we showed you the first trailer for their next project, Kubo and the Two Strings, set to hit theaters on October 19, but today we have a new full-length trailer with even more footage. If that wasn't enough, Focus Feaatures has debuted three new character posters, featuring Kubo (Art Parkinson), Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey).

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kamekichi (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons »

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Watch: Full Trailer for Laika's Stop-Motion 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

27 January 2016 2:58 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It's time to follow my own path... My name is Kubo - this is my story." This looks awesome, seriously! Focus Features has unveiled a new trailer for the Laika stop-motion animation film Kubo and the Two Strings. We featured the first official teaser trailer late last year, and this new full-length trailer looks even better, sharing so many intriguing moments (the giant wave, the birds and the snow). I love that Laika is embracing this kind of dark, fantastical adventure, and I can't wait to see this. Art Parkinson voices Kubo, and the full cast includes Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa & George Takei. I'm more and more impressed by Laika every film they make. Here's the new full-length trailer for Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings, direct from YouTube: In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while »

- Alex Billington

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A Great Journey Is Afoot In New Trailer For Kubo And The Two Strings

27 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes are all headed to the Land of the Rising Sun in today’s new trailer for Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) and Focus Features’ much-anticipated animation, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Orchestrating the sprawling adventure from behind the lens is Travis Knight, the head honcho of Laika who is poised to make his directorial debut. Lifted from a pitch by ParaNorman scribes Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, Kubo and the Two Strings is billed as a swashbuckling adventure situated in ancient Japan.

Game of Thrones alum Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark) leads the charge as the titular Kubo, a brash and wide-eyed adventurer who provokes the curse of a malevolent spirit. Keen to banish any evil from his hometown of Hosato and its surrounding lands, Parkinson’s hero sets out to topple gods and monsters alike, including Ralph Fiennes’ formidable Moon King.

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- Michael Briers

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Harvey Weinstein to Be Honored at amfAR’s Fashion Week New York Gala

27 January 2016 11:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harvey Weinstein will be honored at amfAR’s annual Fashion Week New York Gala, Variety has learned exclusively.

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, will honor the Academy Award-winning film producer for his contributions to the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Fashion Week is kicked off by the New York Gala, which includes a dinner and live auction as well as the presentation honoring Weinstein. Harry Winston will serve as presenting sponsor.

Previous honorees included Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Roberto Cavalli, Kenneth Cole, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Heidi Klum, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell and more. Chairs at the event include Harry Belafonte, Steve Buscemi, Andy Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Patrick Demarchelier, John Demsey, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Nayla Hayek, Harvey Keitel, David and Lauren Bush, Terry Lundren, Matthew McConaughey, Dame Helen Mirren, Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D, with Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton as honorary chairs. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Full-Length Trailer for Laika’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

27 January 2016 10:37 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Although it won’t be enlivening the animated scene for several more months — hopefully another late-summer treat à la ParaNorman — Laika have taken up an early advertising campaign on their latest stop-motion picture Kubo and the Two Strings. No more than two months since a first teaser, the company — or whoever manages their marketing; let’s hope the difference isn’t too distinct — have unveiled a longer look, albeit one I, in my hoity-toity attempt to enter it “pure,” won’t see.

Nevertheless I’m sure there’s some lovely animation on display, and one hopes the wide-ranging cast — Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro — gets some use. But I won’t find out for a while!

Watch the trailer below:

Synopsis:

An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio Laika. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced »

- Nick Newman

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