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Five Secrets from Gillian Flynn: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Utopia’ and More

30 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The author of “Gone Girl,” who also adapted the script, talked to Variety about her new movie and other projects.

1. Flynn said she didn’t imagine an actress playing Amy when she wrote the book. “It can get distracting. I had pictured vaguely a Hitchcock blonde.”

2. She fought to write the script for “Gone Girl.” “I have a huge love for movies. I was the daughter of a film professor.”

3. She had lengthy conversations with Rosamund Pike about playing Amy. “(Rosamund) was very curious about making Amy whole. She would ask questions that I didn’t have the answer to, and I thought I knew everything.”

4. The adaptation of her novel “Dark Places” will hit theaters next year with Charlize Theron as Libby. “I think it’s absolutely lovely. It’s haunting and unnerving.”

5. Even though she’s writing HBO series “Utopia” for David Fincher, she’ll keep cranking out novels. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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J.K. Simmons Stands as a Frontrunner For the Upcoming Oscars

30 September 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Though you might not recognize him by name, J.K. Simmons is a familiar face and a recognized voice, having appeared in everything from commercials to TV series to feature films. Most recently, Simmons has been garnering Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Terence Fletcher, a tough instructor at a music conservatory who constantly terrorizes his students, in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. These praises have followed him since the film first premiered at Sundance, where the film won both the grand jury and audience awards. The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy said, “For his part, Simmons has the great good fortune for a character actor to have here found a co-lead part he can really run with, which is what he excitingly does with a man who is profane, way out of bounds and, like many a good villain, utterly compelling.” Though Simmons has never been nominated for an Oscar, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Black Widow Movie Almost Happened Before Iron Man

29 September 2014 2:24 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Now that Scarlett Johansson has played the Black Widow in several Marvel films, many fans are demanding that the studio make a solo "Black Widow" movie. And while it's still unclear whether that will ever happen, it turns out that it came really close in 2004. After coming off the success of "X-Men" and "X2," writer David Hayter was approached by Lionsgate (which owned the rights) about writing a "Black Widow" script and make it his directorial debut. Hayter agreed and created a faithful adaptation of the spy's origin story. The reason why Lionsgate was pushing to get this made was because lots of other female-led action films were performing well, including "Resident Evil," "Lara Croft: Tom Raider" and "Kill Bill." There were also a few failures like "Ultraviolet" and "BloodRayne," but one specific movie caused the death of the "Black Widow" film. That movie is Charlize Theron's "Aeon Flux, »

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Ten Things To Know About ‘Gone Girl’

26 September 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Tonight’s world premiere of Gone Girl marks the start of the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel and stars Ben Affleck as Nick, a man at the center of an investigation surrounding his missing wife (Rosamund Pike). The film has been gaining Oscar buzz since March and will be released in theaters Oct. 3. Here is a list of 10 things you should about Gone Girl:

Gone Girl is Flynn’s third novel and her second New York Times bestseller. It sold 1.9 million copies in 2012 and was only surpassed by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. She is currently working on two novels, one of which is for young adults. Flynn also wrote the screenplay for the film. Though there was speculation that the end would be changed, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Graham Norton Show returns: 10 classic hilarious moments

26 September 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Hoorah! The Graham Norton show is back to fill our Friday evenings with post-pub fun as it returns tonight (September 26)

Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi, Denzel Washington, Gemma Arterton and George Ezra will be cramming together on Norton's crimson couch for the first episode, which marks the show's impressive 16th series.

So in anticipation, we select a few of our favourite titbits from the show's last two series - from the infectious sound of Bill Murray's laughter to Will Smith's Fresh Prince nostalgia overload - below:

1. Samuel L Jackson

Smooth operator Samuel L Jackson got even smoother when he recited his famous Ezekiel speech from Pulp Fiction with ease 20 years on. The Hollywood actor was asked by Norton if he remembered the famous monologue, to which he replied a confident: "Yeah!" Cue the camera panning in for a close-up, the dramatic background music rising up and Jackson's flawless »

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: A Million Ways to Die in the West

24 September 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal

The irreverent Western comedy  A Million Ways to Die in the West, comes from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who directs produces, co-writes and stars in the film.

Seth MacFarlane takes wooly cover in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

When Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) loses his fickle fiancée (Amanda Seyfried, Lovelace) to a mustachioed dandy (Neil Patrick Harris, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas), he rebounds hard with Anna (Charlize Theron, Young Adult), a gorgeous gunslinger new to his Old West town. What he doesn’t know is that Anna’s ex, Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson, The Grey), is the most dangerous desperado on the horizon and he’s on his way to reclaim his gal—whatever it takes!

Also starring in the film are Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband) and Sarah Silverman (Peep World).

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- Laurence

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Getting to Know the Glam Squad: Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff

23 September 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There are celebrity makeup artists and then there is Pati Dubroff. In some form or another she has managed to work with basically every A-lister on the planet. No really, think of a star. Got a name? Yeah, she's worked with them.   Her client list includes three best actress Oscar winners—Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron—not to mention countless nominees. There isn't one major red carpet event that she hasn't worked numberous times or a magazine her creativity hasn't been featured in.   She's reached almost legendary status in Hollywood and we were lucky enough to get her some one-on-one time with her. Here's what she had to share:   How »

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The myth of the Angry Black Woman is a scandal of white supremacy | Hannah Giorgis

22 September 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Contrary to the New York Times stereotype of Shonda Rhimes, we are more than props. We are human. We are women. We are not your sidekick

In a much-critiqued review of the new TV series How to Get Away with Murder, New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley introduced award-winning super-producer Shonda Rhimes by suggesting that she should call her autobiography How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman. The clichéd piece, which Stanley later said was intended to praise Shonda Rhimes for pushing back so successfully on a tiresome but insidious stereotype, was misguided and tone-deaf but Stanley is hardly the first (and probably wont be the last) white woman to demean a black woman with back-handed praise.

In a 2012 Oscar roundtable discussion about the lack of roles for black actresses, Viola Davis, who stars in the upcoming Rhimes show, spoke to the perception that she is »

- Hannah Giorgis

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40 Reasons Why We Love Jimmy Fallon, in Honor of His 40th Birthday

19 September 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jimmy Fallon is celebrating a big milestone: The new king of late night turns 40 Friday. From Saturday Night Live to Late Night to The Tonight Show, the funnyman has been keeping us laughing for as long as we can remember - which is why it was easy for us to come up with 40 reasons why we love him. (Warning: You're about to go down a rabbit hole of Fallon's best moments.) 40. He has a Lot of famous friends 39. He probably appreciates Hugh Jackman's arms as much as we do 38. He named his female puppy "Gary"37. He's a flip cup »

- Whitney Little, @wplittle

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Where To Catch Your Favorite Skins Cast Members on Film and TV this Fall

17 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Fans of the British teen drama, Skins, were definitely saddened when the show went off the air last summer. Over the course of seven series, audiences were introduced to a number of fine actors, such as Nicholas Hoult, who later went on to even bigger stardom. Thankfully, over the past year, cast members from all three generations have started to pop up in new films and TV shows. Those not quite ready to let go of Cassie (Hannah Murray), Cook (Jack O’Connell), or Emily (Kathryn Prescott) can find solace in seeing the actors who portrayed them back in the limelight this fall.

Nicholas Hoult (Tony, First Generation)

Undoubtedly the biggest star to come out of the series, Hoult has crossed over to the big screen with roles in the X-Men franchise and Warm Bodies. He can next been seen in Dark Places (Nov. 2014) and Mad Max: Fury Road (May 2015), both co-starring Charlize Theron. »

- Stacy Lambe

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Five Possible Oscar Nominees Awaiting Distribution Deals

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

With Oscar season in full swing, the race is on for Oscar hopefuls. U.S. distributors help push their films and actors involved toward Oscar nominations, and some acquisition titles managed to find distributors in Telluride and Toronto. Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction was sold to Sundance Selects at Telluride. Toronto continued to be a hotspot for acquisition titles looking to secure deals. Some films that inked deals include Chris Rock’s Top Five (Paramount), Chris EvansBefore We Go (RADiUS), Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics) and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (A24); there are still a number waiting in the wings, though. Here are five actors who could possibly score an Oscar nomination if their films are picked up by distributors:

Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner (Black and White)

Spencer hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since her supporting actress »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Lambasted Elba and Henson Thriller Going Unpunished to Top Domestic Box Office Chart

14 September 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'No Good Deed' movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in 'No Good Deed') Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film's plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics' derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist »

- Zac Gille

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David Fincher and James Ellroy Are Teaming Up for a 1950s Crime Series

9 September 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  David Fincher is a busy man. He’s developing a stateside adaptation of the Channel 4 drama Utopia with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn for HBO. And he’s had a slew of other projects in holding, including the serial-killer series Mind Hunter with Charlize Theron -- also for the same cable network. And if that weren’t enough, the director is now looking to add a classic crime noir to his full plate.   The Playlist reports that Fincher and author James Ellroy are in talks with HBO for a series set in Los Angeles “in a similar 1950s milieu (like Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential).” The two creators have a history. Fincher almost adapted Ellroy’s novel The Black Dahlia into a five-hour, $80-million miniseries with Tom Cruise...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Will Tiff hit 'Men, Women and Children' bring Jason Reitman back to Oscars?

8 September 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jason Reitman has brought all six of his films to the Toronto film festival. The first, "Thank You For Smoking," put him on Hollywood's radar while the next two -- "Juno" and "Up in the Air" -- reaped multiple Oscar bids, including for Reitman. However, his most recent pair, "Young Adult" and "Labor Day," which showcased Oscar champs Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet respectively, underperformed.  He returns to form this year with "Men, Women and Children," an exceptionally strong ensemble film that explores the ways and means by which social media isolates us all. Reitman co-adapted Chad Kultgen's 2011 bestseller with Erin Cressida Wilson ("Secretary"). They have fashioned a story which gives equal play to both the fortysomething parents and the teenagers as they struggle to connect with each other.  -Break- Reitman takes his time to lay out the storylines: a coupl »

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Will 'Men, Women and Children' bring Jason Reitman back to Oscars?

8 September 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jason Reitman has brought all six of his films to the Toronto film festival. The first, "Thank You For Smoking," put him on Hollywood's radar while the next two -- "Juno" and "Up in the Air" -- reaped multiple Oscar bids, including for Reitman. However, his most recent pair, "Young Adult" and "Labor Day," which showcased Oscar champs Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet respectively, underperformed.  He returns to form this year with "Men, Women and Children," an exceptionally strong ensemble film that explores the ways and means by which social media isolates us all. Reitman co-adapted Chad Kultgen's 2011 bestseller with Erin Cressida Wilson ("Secretary"). They have fashioned a story which gives equal play to both the fortysomething parents and the teenagers as they struggle to connect with each other.  -Break- Reitman takes his time to lay out the storylines: a couple (Adam Sandler »

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Charlize Theron Doesn't Miss Her 20-Year-Old "Fat, Plump Face": "I've Loved Getting Older"

4 September 2014 4:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Does Charlize Theron hate aging in Hollywood? Hell no! "I've loved getting older; I really have," the 39-year-old Oscar winner admits to Red magazine. "That doesn't mean I don't have moments when I look in the mirror and find myself going, 'Oh my god,' but I'm much more at ease looking at myself now than when I was 20 and I had gorgeous skin and a fat, plump face. I looked at myself then and I didn't appreciate any of it. Also, there was something about my beauty at that time that almost felt like it was waiting to be this age. I was so desperate to, like, have some kind of experience in my life, like not feeling that I came from the world of modeling. It was like I was waiting to look »

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Oscars news: Is Julianne Moore ('Maps to the Stars') in or out as Best Actress?

2 September 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

 Sasha Stone takes a look at the Best Actress race in the context of the potential absence of Cannes champ Julianne Moore ("Maps to the Stars"). "I personally think the role and her overdue status give her the stuff to drive it home to a win (think: Charlize Theron in 'Monster'). I also think it’s premature to assume the Oscar voters are too soft to handle a movie like this. Most of them came of age during Ken Russell and Robert Altman, for chrissakes." Awards Daily -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Host John Horn sits down with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to talk about "Birdman." Among the tasty tidbits, this on casting Michael Keaton: "I always have considered Michael Keaton to be a phenomenal actor because he navigates drama and comedy. He has been the bad guy, the funny guy, »

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Charlize Theron Says She "Does Not Have a Perfect Body"

2 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Charlize Theron says she's a work in progress.The stunning star is gracing the cover of the September issue of Modern Luxury, where she reveals that she's not completely content with her famous physique."I do not have a perfect body!" she tells the mag (via E! Online). "I'm always finding things I can work on, but I definitely have reached a point where I feel comfortable and happy with the way my body looks."  "I definitely am not one of those people that is constantly counting calories and doesn't allow myself to enjoy food -- I love food," she continues. "But I just try to be mindful of what I eat and be good to myself."So, how does she maintain that enviable bod? "My mom and I really enjoy hiking in the morning," she says. "There is a great trail around the corner from my house, so I »

- tooFab Staff

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Charlize Theron: "I Do Not Have a Perfect Body!"

2 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Even Charlize Theron has room for improvement. The actress covers Modern Luxury's September 2014 issue and looks sultry as ever in the stunning spread. Confident as she may appear, Theron admits she's not 100 percent happy with her figure. "I do not have a perfect body!" says the star, who spins and does yoga. "I'm always finding things I can work on, but I definitely have reached a point where I feel comfortable and happy with the way my body looks." Theron adds, "I definitely am not one of those people that is constantly counting calories and doesn't allow myself to enjoy food—I love food. But I just try to be mindful of what I eat and be good to »

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Charlize Theron Rips Beauty Industry for Focusing on 20-Year Olds, Women Over 40 Ignored

28 August 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Charlize Theron is not too happy with the fashion and beauty industry for focusing on 20-somethig young women's beauty needs, while ignoring women over 40. Charlize thinks women only ''come into their prime'' in their 40s and wants to know why the beauty industry can't understand their needs, too. The 39-year-old 'Prometheus' star, who is dating Sean Penn, 54, says 20-year-olds ''have no f**king concept'' about life and believes the beauty industry should focus on older women. She told Women's Wear Daily (Wwd) magazine: ''It's ironic that we've built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f***ing concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin and feel confident within [themselves] and to feel the value of who [they] are, not because of a man or because of something like that. ''And I think that's such a beautiful thing. »

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