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Birdman Trailer Looks Like an Even Weirder Black Swan With Michael Keaton in It: Watch Now

7 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well this movie looks...interesting. A new three-minute extended trailer for Michael Keaton's new film Birdman has hit the web and we can't help but notice it looks a little familiar (see Fox Searchlight's exceptional 2010 film Black Swan, which won star Natalie Portman an Oscar for Best Actress). In the flick, Keaton plays a washed-up actor who once played the iconic superhero Birdman (see the similarity to Keaton's real life starring role as Batman?). Like Portman's ballerina in Black Swan, Keaton's character goes a bit nuts while preparing for a starring role on Broadway (an attempt to regain fame on his part). Unlike Black Swan, Birdman looks even crazier and weirder when it »

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These Are the 30 Best Movies Set in New Jersey

17 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

I live in New Jersey -- go ahead, get the jokes out of the way now. ("Which exit?" Heh heh heh.) After all, for much of its history, Jersey's been the butt of jokes, not just because easy targets like Chris Christie and Snooki live here, but also because of a tradition of unflattering portrayals in movies and TV shows. Lately, however, a more complex picture of my much-maligned state has emerged, thanks in part to movies like those released 10 years ago this week: "Garden State" (on July 28, 2004) and "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" (July 30, 2004).

The turning point actually began earlier, on TV, with the 1999 debut of "The Sopranos," which found in the Jersey suburbs inhabited by its fictional mobsters a metaphor for nothing less than the state of the American Dream at the turn of the millennium. A decade later, reality shows like "Jersey Shore," "Jerseylicious," and »

- Gary Susman

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Celebrities Who Are Smarter Than You Are

29 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

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Between senseless tweets and red carpet word vomit, stupid celebrity comments always seem to make headlines. While Hollywood loves a good laugh, it’s also home to its fair share of A-list egg heads. As if their looks and talent weren’t enough, now they have to throw in off-the-chart IQs, too?

Exhibit A: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is equally gifted off-camera. Despite getting into show biz at a young age, she’s found the time to master five languages by the age of 33. Oh, and Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould graduated high school at 13 — an age when the rest of us were still playing with Barbie dolls while practicing our times tables. From Mensa members to high school valedictorians, click through this collection of scholarly celebs whose intelligence will make you want to hit the books. In fact, maybe you’ll grow »

- VH1

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V for Vendetta

29 July 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Visually immersive adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel about a Guy Fawkes-like avenger who's hellbent on destroying a totalitarian British state. Natalie Portman is Evey, the TV station worker drawn into the subversive world of V (Hugo Weaving), the masked revolutionary (and ardent advocate of alliteration) who embarks on a violent campaign to stir the oppressed masses into rebellion. »

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14 Reasons You Still Love Garden State

28 July 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's been exactly 10 years since the July 28, 2004 release of Garden State, Zach Braff's The Shins-filled passion project. It doesn't matter how old you were or what state of mind you were in when you saw it, the film really hits home. Braff plays Andrew Largeman, a struggling actor who returns home to New Jersey for his mother's funeral and runs into a series of old friends (including Peter Sarsgaard, in a breakout role) and a supremely weird girl named Sam (Natalie Portman). It's moody, it's a little bit pretentious, and the music just makes you feel all the feelings. Ten years later, here's why you - and I - still love Garden State. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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ICM Hires Steve Alexander from Resolution

25 July 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

ICM Partners has hired veteran talent agent Steve Alexander as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

Alexander represents David Duchovny, Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” and Joy Bryant of “Parenthood.” He’s best known for representing the late Heath Ledger while at CAA.

Alexander has been at Jeff Berg’s Resolution since early last year. It’s the second major departure this month for Berg’s company following Dennis Kim leaving as head of the TV literary department.

Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where he also represented Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. After his tenure at CAA, Alexander joined Atlas Entertainment, where he worked for three years until joining Resolution.

Alexander brings the agency’s total number of partners to 39.

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- Dave McNary

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Steve Alexander Lands At ICM Partners

25 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Former Resolution talent agent Steve Alexander has joined ICM Partners‘ La office as a partner. Alexander reps actors including David Duchovny, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Joy Bryant, who are joining him in the move. He recently exited Resolution among other high-profile departures including Dennis Kim and Leigh Brillstein. Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where his clients included Heath Ledger, Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. He joined Resolution last year after a three-year stint at Atlas Entertainment. Alexander brings ICM Partners’ total number of partners to 39. »

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Joss Whedon Confirms Four Major Female Roles In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

25 July 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At the London premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, Joss Whedon briefly spoke to HeyUGuys about finishing up work on Avengers: Age of Ultron and dropped quite an interesting tidbit that should get fans talking. When asked by the interviewer about the increased female presence in Age of Ultron, Whedon noted that everything is bigger this time around but revealed that he considers there to be four prominent female roles in the sequel.

So, that’s Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and…? The lame answer may be that Whedon will be featuring more of Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter/Agent 13 or Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, but I can’t help but remember those rumors that Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel, will be making an appearance in Age of Ultron. You’ve gotta give ‘em hope, right? Whedon’s comment was »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Can Luc Besson score another French-import blockbuster with 'Lucy'? (Updated)

24 July 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Over the course of his dozen-plus films as a writer-director, Parisian auteur Luc Besson has become known for his stylish inversions of schlock genre fare and a certain, shall we call it, Vive la femme attitude toward women.

Time and again, his movies place emotionally fragile female characters in physically perilous situations: a conflicted hit-woman struggling with the perils of her job in 1990’s La Femme Nikita, 12-year old Natalie Portman on the run as an assassin-in-training in The Professional, and Milla Jovovich’s universe-saving alien Leeloo in The Fifth Element (1997) among them. Besson’s latest multiplex offering appears set to follow that template. »

- Chris Lee

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2014 Independent Film Week Includes Latest From Barry Jenkins, Alistair Banks Griffin, Passon, Frammartino & Landes

23 July 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

On the heels of the 39th edition of the Toronto Int. Film Festival (Sept 4-14), Ifp’s Independent Film Week is where a plethora of fiction, non-fiction and new this year, web-based series from the likes of Desiree Akhavan and Calvin Reeder find future coin. Sectioned off as projects at the very beginning of financing to those that are nearing completion, there happens to be tons of Sundance alumni in the names below. Among those that caught our attention we have Medicine for Melancholy‘s Barry Jenkins’ sophomore feature, produced by Bad Milo!‘s Adele Romanski, Moonlight is about “two Miami boys navigate the temptations of the drug trade and their burgeoning sexuality in this triptych drama about black queer youth”. Concussion‘s Stacie Passon digs into the thriller genre with Strange Things Started Happening. Produced by vet Mary Jane Skalski (Mysterious Skin), this is about “a woman who has »

- Eric Lavallee

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Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon Headline the Toronto International Film Festival

22 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars don't take place until February next year, but for awards hopefuls like Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, the campaign starts in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival announced its lineup Tuesday, featuring several fall films with lots of buzz, including two from Witherspoon: Wild, based on the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, and The Good Lie, a drama about several of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who are taken in by an American (see the trailer below). Other noteworthy films include Cannes favorite Foxcatcher starring Carell and Channing Tatum, The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, »

- Mary Green

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Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon Headline the Toronto International Film Festival

22 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars don't take place until February next year, but for awards hopefuls like Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, the campaign starts in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival announced its lineup Tuesday, featuring several fall films with lots of buzz, including two from Witherspoon: Wild, based on the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, and The Good Lie, a drama about several of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who are taken in by an American (see the trailer below). Other noteworthy films include Cannes favorite Foxcatcher starring Carell and Channing Tatum, The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, »

- Mary Green

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8 Performing Arts Summer Camps and Their Famous Alumni

22 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Going away to summer camp is a time-honored tradition, offering kids and teens the chance to make new friends, see new places, and experience life away from home. But it’s not all bonfires and mosquito nets for the sleepaway camps on our list. Check out some of the best-known summer camps for young performers—and the major celebrity alumni! Stagedoor Manor (New York)What do Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, Jon Cryer, and Robert Downey Jr. have in common? Among other things, they all spent childhood summers treading the boards at Stagedoor Manor. Located in Loch Sheldrake N.Y., Stagedoor is one of the most famous performing arts camps in the world. It was the subject of the 2006 documentary “Stagedoor,” Mickey Rapkin’s book “Theatre Geek: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor,” and the inspiration for the 2003 independent film “Camp.” Other notable alums include Mandy Moore, »

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Video: Zach Braff tries to be a better man in 'Wish I Was Here' teaser

22 July 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In Wish I Was Here, the first film Garden State’s Zach Braff has directed in 10 years, Braff plays struggling actor Aidan Bloom, whose dreams are now standing in the way of his responsibility as a husband, father, and son. His wealthy, conservative-Jewish father (Mandy Patinkin) has always bankrolled his kids’ private school, but when the older man’s cancer returns, he tells his son that he can’t foot the bill anymore. Aidan’s wife (Kate Hudson) is already doing everything she can to keep her family upright, so it falls on Aidan to homeschool his children.

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- Jeff Labrecque

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Will Luc Besson Make The Professional 2?

22 July 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

French filmmaker Luc Besson has won fan-adoration for his sexy thriller La Femme Nikita and his sprawling science-fiction adventure The Fifth Element. But it's The Professional (A.K.A. Leon: The Professional) that is generally regarded as his best, most beloved offering. Like so many things fans can't get enough of, there's been speculation about a potential sequel to The Professional for years. But what does Besson say about this possibility? The answer might surprise you. While doing the press rounds for his upcoming female-fronted thriller Lucy, Luc Besson was asked directly by JoBlo about the possibility of a Professional sequel that would center on the Mathilda character originally played by a young Natalie Portman. To this, Besson responded: "Natalie is old now, she's a mother. [Laughs] It's too late. If I got an idea tomorrow about a sequel, of course I would do it. But I never came up »

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Priceless Advice From Stylist Kate Young That Will Cost You Almost Nothing

21 July 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kate Young is one of Hollywood's go-to talents for styling stars on the red carpet. She outfits a long list of actresses that includes Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, and Emilia Clarke, and she even promotes products like Procter & Gamble's new Swash. We caught up with Kate in New York recently to find out how easy it is to add glamour to Summer outfits - even if you aren't on the red carpet. »

- Allie Merriam

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Which Marvel movies pass the Bechdel Test?

19 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe." So ran this week's statement from Marvel Comics, announcing that hammer-wielding Norse god Thor will be female in a new comic series. While a number of reactions from fans and industry folk have been dead on, others have been predictably hostile.

Coupled with the imminent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is the first Marvel Studios movie to date with a female screenwriter, this announcement has reignited an ever-brewing debate about women in superhero movies. More to the point, the lack thereof.

After Black Widow proved to be more or less second lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, many were hoping that Marvel would finally bite the bullet and announce a standalone movie for Scarlett Johansson as part of their Phase Three plans. »

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The 18 Zach Braff–iest Moments in Wish I Was Here

18 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Love him or hate him, Zach Braff sure is Zach Braff. His signature directorial style is this specific blend of quirky and schmaltzy, like early Wes Anderson meets late Lasse Hallstrom. Then there are the heavy-handed decisions — in Garden State, the shirt that matched the wallpaper, Natalie Portman's weird dance that no one has ever done in human history, or the characters screaming into the "infinite abyss" while "The Only Living Boy in New York" is playing — that make some people want to die and some people fall in love. Where you land comes down to taste, but personally, I'm onboard — so as a celebration, here is a countdown of the 18 Zach Braff–iest moments in Wish I Was Here, ranked by their Zach Braff–iness. [Giant, massive Spoiler Alert. Please, do not read if you haven't seen the movie and are ever planning to. We literally spoil »

- Jesse David Fox

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Amy Adams Goes Glam in Debut as New Face of Max Mara (photos)

18 July 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Amy Adams, best known for her comedic skills on the big screen, takes a more dramatic turn as the new face of Max Mara accessories. She goes high glam in the brand’s fall and spring campaign. Adams was a standout in the David O. Russell-directed comedy-drama “American Hustle,” and earned a best supporting actress nomination at the Oscars. Other Hollywood actresses such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart have all landed major campaigns for fashion brands. [...] »

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Wish I Was Here | Review

18 July 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Anywhere But Here: Braff’s Kickstarter Baby a Painstaking Smog of Forced Emotion

It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since actor Zach Braff’s directorial debut, Garden State, was sold for a pleasant sum at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to reach a certain amount of acclaim, generating one of the first millennial iterations of the manic pixie dream girl with the prototype performance from Natalie Portman. The indie landscape has shifted a bit, and Braff’s return to the director’s seat with Wish I Was Here arrives like an interesting litmus test.

His debut hasn’t aged as well as we might have predicted due to the countless amount of similarly conceived films since then, though one must admit there’s a certain amount of nostalgic charm wrapped up in its well-meaning intentions. Comparatively, Braff’s unstudied earnestness to a fault irreparably »

- Nicholas Bell

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