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The weekend in film was notable for two things. One was the Oscars. All the glitz, glamour and gaffes that came with that. A time of celebration for those fortunate enough to have been nominated in whichever category they were up for and utter delight for the winners (La La Land for about 8 seconds). However, alongside the handing out of the famous golden statue, there was another headline that caught the attention of film-goers around the world and that was the very sad and untimely passing of Bill Paxton.
If you’ve seen your share of films, particularly in the 80’s and 90’s, then chances are you’ve seen Bill Paxton. Predominantly a sturdy support player over the years, he proved reliable throughout a prolific career. To some though he was more than just a face you »
- Gary Collinson
In devastating news this morning, Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61. The actor reportedly died from a fatal stroke after undergoing heart surgery, confirmed by both TMZ and People. His family issued the following statement:
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
The Texas-born actor and director — who leaves behind a wife and two »
- Jordan Raup
No matter how famous you get or how much money you make, nothing ever beats a night out with mom, as these stars proved at past Oscar ceremonies.
With Hollywood's biggest night just two days away, Et is looking back at some of the most adorable moms to ever grace the Academy Awards red carpet.
Pics: See the Stars at All the Oscar Parties
The Revenant star loves bringing his German-born mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, to the Oscars. When DiCaprio finally took home his first Oscar last year after five previous nominations, Indenbirken was on cloud nine.
"I'm so happy you have no idea," she told Et. "He's very, very happy. He's thrilled."
The Great Wall star was still new to Hollywood in 1998 when he walked the red carpet with his mom Nancy Carlsson-Paige.
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Lionsgate isn't ready for The Commuter just yet.
The studio has pushed the Liam Neeson starrer to early 2018. It will now be released wide on Jan. 12, 2018, opposite Fox's threequel Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Studio 8's Matthew McConaughey drug drama White Boy Rick and Paramount's animated Sherlock Gnomes.
Also starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and Jonathan Banks, the action-thriller was previously scheduled to open on Oct. 13, 2017. It sees Neeson playing an insurance salesman in the midst of his daily commute who is forced by a mysterious stranger (Farmiga) to uncover the identity of a passenger before the train’s last »
- Ashley Lee
“White Boy Rick,” about a teenager who became an undercover informant for the police in the 1980s, is casting talent for background roles—and it’s a paying gig! We’ve also got two more on-camera opportunities, a union production of “Grease,” and more! “White Boy Rick”“White Boy Rick,” an upcoming feature starring Matthew McConaughey, is casting talent for several background roles including prisoners, Chevron workers, and more. The flick is shooting March 21–June 6 in Cleveland, Ohio and will provide some pay. “The 420 Force”Five leading roles are sought for “The 420 Force,” a web series billed as “James Bond meets ‘Charlie's Angels’ meets Cleopatra Jones.” The project will shoot at to-be-determined dates in California, and will pay $250/day. “Quantico” Background is sought for an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit series, “Quantico.” Seeking male and female talent ages 21–68 to depict “elite Washington, D.C. party-goers,” shooting is slated for Feb. »
Exclusive: Bryan Tyree Henry, who plays ‘Paper Boi’ in FX’s multiple award-winning series Atlanta, has just joined the cast of White Boy Rick, the story of Richard Wershe Jr., who in mid-1980s Detroit at the age of only 14 became an undercover informant for local and federal law enforcement agencies and then established himself as a major drug dealer only to be taken down by the very law enforcement that empowered him. Henry joins other cast members Matthew McConaughey… »
At one point early in American Honey (Universal, 15), Shia Labeouf’s midwestern misfit ringleader gestures to his baggy flannel trousers with broad, garish braces and asks if they’re “too Donald Trumpish”. What may once have been conceived as a throwaway cultural reference is now gasp-inducingly on the nose. British director Andrea Arnold’s wild, whirling, furious American road movie is a pre-emptive vision of Trump’s America, gazing upon the red state poverty and pride that enabled the orange one’s presidency and will be further disabled by it.
Following the misadventures of Star (the remarkable newcomer Sasha Lane), a young, directionless woman of colour, after she falls in with Labeouf’s magazine-hawking cult of doomed youth, it’s a vividly impressionistic film rather than a rhetorical one. »
- Guy Lodge
Coinciding with the New York Toy Fair, Funko has unveiled its upcoming Pop! Vinyl figures for the hotly-anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower, featuring miniature Pop! versions of The Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey); take a look below…
The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba (Luther) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster) as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Richard Sayre, Michael Barbieri (Little Men) as Timmy, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra Champignon and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on July 28th. »
- Amie Cranswick
After unveiling their concept art for The Mummy Pop! vinyl figures, Funko's Toy Fair reveals continue with Pop! vinyls based on The Dark Tower movie that comes out later this year.
The box art and release date for these collectibles has yet to be announced, but with The Dark Tower movie (based on the epic Stephen King book series) slated to hit theaters this summer from Sony Pictures, you can expect to see these Pop! vinyls available soon, and attendees at New York City's Toy Fair should keep an eye out for them at Funko's booth.
- Derek Anderson
A rep for FX confirmed to Et that Criss -- who starred on Murphy's Fox musical Glee -- and Ramirez, who recently starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in Gold, will star in Versace: American Crime Story.
Versace will focus on the murder of famed designed Gianni Versace at the hands of serial killer Andrew Cunanan in July 1997. Cunanan, who committed suicide a week later, was responsible for at least five other murders in the months leading up to shooting Versace.
The premiere of Katrina: American Crime Story was recently set for 2018, with Versace set to air just months later in the same year.
Ramirez will play the legendary Italian fashion designer, while Criss is »
Ryan Murphy of “American Horror Story” fame has begun casting for “Versace: American Crime Story.” Variety reports that Edgar Ramirez will play the lead character, Gianni Versace, whilst Darren Criss will play the role of his killer, Andrew Phillip Cunanan.
- Jay Hunter
The 2017 Oscar nominees: Breaking down the Best Animated Feature raceThe 2017 Oscar nominees: Breaking down the Best Animated Feature raceJenny Bullough2/16/2017 10:01:00 Am The race for the Best Animated Feature Oscar isn't usually one that gets a lot of attention, partly because it's seemed like Disney/Pixar has had a lock on the award for as long as anyone can remember. This year, however, there are some very serious contenders for the coveted statue, and with Finding Dory -- Pixar's biggest movie of 2016 -- surprisingly left off the list of nominees, just two of the nominated films are from the Mouse House. Will the two nominated Disney features split votes causing an outlier to win the statue? To help you win your Oscar pool, or just make predictions for the fun of it, we're breaking down the nominees for Best Animated Feature film. Kubo and the Two Strings Praised by »
- Jenny Bullough
Sweding aficionados Brian Harley and Roque Rodriguez have created a shot-for-shot, low-budget homemade remake of the teaser trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which hits theaters on May 5. Watch the clip below.
For those who are not familiar with the term, sweding is the faithful, shortened remake of a film or trailer, which is usually done by fans who have lots of creativity and a very low budget. In sweded versions of films and trailers, most of the props are made out of cardboard, for example.
The term originates from the 2008 comedy “Be Kind Rewind,” starring Jack Black and Mos Def. They play two incompetent video-store clerks who mistakenly erase the footage from all of the tapes in the shop and then scramble to recreate all the »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Illumination's melodic holiday hit Sing will arrive March 3rd on Digital HD followed by 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD editions on March 21st.
Pre-order Sing on any format for a discounted price at Amazon.
Sing stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly and Tori Kelly in a story about finding the love of music that resides in everyone.
Sing on home video will featured Dolby Atmos audio on Blu-ray and 4K Uhd, and will be loaded with bonus features highlighted by three all-new mini-movies:
Gunter Babysits - Gunter offers to watch all of Rosita’s 25 piglets for the night, trying to prove he’s the best babysitter ever. »
Love is in the air! And this Valentine’s Day Universal Pictures Home Entertainment would like to share a special first-look at an all new mini-movie, “Love at First Sight,” which will be featured on the home entertainment release of Sing when it arrives on Digital HD March 3, and will be available on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand March 21. Swipe right for a cute, romantic look into the life of Miss Crawly (voiced by writer/director Garth Jennings), and find two more exciting original mini-movies from Illumination Entertainment featured on the Sing Special Edition when it releases.
Featuring the incredibly talented ensemble voice cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Tori Kelly, Sing is the perfect musical comedy for the whole family!
Illumination and »
- Tom Stockman
Author: Stefan Pape
Much was made of Matthew McConaughey’s renaissance, affectionately dubbed as The McConaissance’. While sounding like a new line of hamburgers at McDonalds, the role of Ray Kroc in The Founder fell into the lap of another actor enjoying something of a career rejuvenation, as Michael Keaton takes on the part of the man behind a restaurant that feeds 1% of the world’s population. Having been the lead star in both of the last two winners of Best Picture at the Academy Awards (Birdman, Spotlight) – this latest endeavour won’t ensure the actor makes it three in a row, and to be honest, you can see why.
Ray Kroc was a travelling businessman, desperately trying to offload milkshake machines to diners across the States. Out of the blue, one company made an order for six machines, and at first believing it to be an administrative error, for »
- Stefan Pape
Corridor traffic at the European Film Market looked thinner than in recent years, but the market mood was hardly despondent.
Sales to the U.S domestic market energized a business-like 2017 Efm with deals struck for a broad spectrum of titles.
U.S. domestic deals flowed, international business was more select.
The strong dollar, up 5% against the euro compared to 2016 Berlin, also instilled caution among international buyers.
- John Hopewell
Camila Alves has a lot on her plate — and not just her amazing recipes!
The busy mom of three and former model manages three different businesses, a non-profit organization and a hectic travel schedule, yet she’s still finds time to give back to the community in a big way.
“Sometimes we get caught up with all the stuff that we got going on,” Alves, 35, tells People exclusively. “It doesn’t take much, maybe an hour of your day or a couple of hours of your day that can really impact people.”
Last Friday, Alves donated a truckload of 75,000 pouches »
- Brianne Tracy
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Emerging from a prolonged development cycle, 2017 is the year in which Stephen King fans will finally clock eyes on a big-screen rendition of The Dark Tower. It’s been a long time coming, to say the least, but for all of the interest swirling around Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation and its A-list cast, not to mention the current July release date, Sony has yet to fire up the film’s marketing campaign in earnest. That’s all set to change very soon, however, if a report compiled by Birth.Movies.Death is to be believed.
Pointing to a soundtrack listing for “Behind Blue Eyes,” Bmd claims that the film’s first official trailer should hit the interwebs very soon indeed, given the striking artwork bears the title, “from The Dark Tower movie trailer.” Originally a song by The Who, »
- Michael Briers
Last fall, the trailer for Sony's highly-anticipated The Dark Tower was supposed to debut during Entertainment Weekly's first annual PopFest. That never happened, with an unfinished version of The Dark Tower trailer leaking early online. Now, with just over five months left until this highly-anticipated adaptation hits theaters in July, it seems we may finally be getting the first trailer very soon. Although an official date for the trailer launch has not been set.There has been a new song released through Spotify, which is from the Dark Tower movie trailer, and it has many suspecting that the trailer is just around the corner.
A Birth.Movies.Death reader alerted the site to a new single by L'Orchestra Cinematique entitled "Behind Blue Eyes," a cover of The Who's classic song of the same name, with accompanying artwork revealing that this song is from The Dark Tower trailer. This is also »
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