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Daniel Espinosa In Talks To Direct Boston Strong As Casey Affleck Departs Marathon Bombing Drama

19 November 2014 7:18 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

How soon is too soon? 20th Century Fox is already developing Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge’s still-unpublished Boston Strong, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, into a feature film, and now we’re hearing that the project is close to gaining a helmer – Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is in talks to direct. It’s not all good news for the film, however, seeing as the previously attached Casey Affleck has reportedly dropped out.

Espinosa, who is currently putting the finishing touches on Soviet Union-set period thriller Child 44, has been extremely in demand since directing Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington in the aforementioned 2012 action-thriller. His name has also recently come up in association with the Jo Nesbo adaptation Blood on Snow and John Grisham pic The Racketeer, though he’s not officially attached to either project.

As for Affleck, the star became attached to star and produce in October, but »

- Isaac Feldberg

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BAFTA to Host Ethan Hawke Retrospective

19 November 2014 5:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will fete Ethan Hawke with a career retrospective on Dec. 18.

The event is part of “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures,” a series of onstage interviews in which “some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft,” BAFTA said.

The series has previously hosted Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, David Fincher and Cate Blanchett, among others. Recordings of previous events in the series are available at http://guru.bafta.org/features/a-life-in-pictures.

Hawke first came to prominence in 1989 in “Dead Poets Society,” since when he has starred in more than 40 films, including “Reality Bites,” “Gattaca,” “Great Expectations,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Purge” and “Woman in the Fifth.” In 2002, his role in “Training Day,” opposite Denzel Washington, earned him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Weekend Report: 'Dumb' Sequel Takes First Ahead of 'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar'

16 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Nearly 20 years after moviegoers were first introduced to Harry and Lloyd, the pair of morons once again ruled the box office this weekend.Long-awaited sequel Dumb and Dumber To opened to $36.1 million, which was enough to take first place away from strong holdover Big Hero 6.The Top 12 earned $129.6 million this weekend, which is up nine percent from the same weekend last year. Dumb and Dumber To's $36.1 million is the biggest live-action debut for Jim Carrey since 2003's Bruce Almighty, and is also the best opening ever for the Farrelly Brothers. Among recent comparable titles, it's a bit lower than the five-day openings for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ($39.5 million) and We're the Millers ($37.9 million), and is a step above recent road trip comedies Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ($32.1 million) and Identity Thief ($32.1 million).The original Dumb and Dumber was a massive box office hit back in 1994, and developed legions »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Interstellar' Scores in China, Adds $106 Million Overseas

16 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar had another fantastic weekend at the international box office. Playing in 63 markets, the movie added $107.9 million for an early total of $225.8 million.In China, Interstellar earned $41.7 million over its first five days. That's the second-biggest debut ever for Warner Bros. behind Pacific Rim (which received a boost from 3D pricing). The movie is now virtually guaranteed to earn over $100 million in this market.Interstellar's holdover markets dropped just 21 percent on average, which is a great hold for this kind of release. In South Korea, it was up 11 percent to $15.8 million, which brings its total to a stunning $35.9 million. Within a week, it will be the highest-grossing live-action import since Iron Man 3.The movie also held on to first place in the U.K. ($6 million), Russia ($5.5 million), France ($3.9 million), Germany ($3.8 million), Australia ($3.25 million), Italy ($3.1 million) and Spain ($2 million).So far, Interstellar is tracking 14 percent ahead »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Julia Roberts Braves Money Monster

16 November 2014 9:41 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Jodie Foster is looking to bulk up the cast of her new financial hostage thriller Money Monster. She already has George Clooney aboard, but is now in talks with Julia Roberts and Starred Up’s Jack O’Connell.Money Monster features Clooney as Les Gates, a loud, gregarious financial TV host who offers up stock advice on his eponymous hit cable TV show in a style that would probably make Robert Peston blanche. Roberts is circling the role of Nancy Fenn, the director and executive producer of the show, who might also be closer to Gates.As for O’Connell, he’s being courted for the role of Kyle Budwell, a blue-collar worker sick of the damage still being done by Wall Street. With a growing family to support, he decides to take Gates hostage on air to increase a stock’s value and expose the corruption behind the stock market. »

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Emma Stone and 7 Other Hollywood A-Lister Broadway Debuts

14 November 2014 4:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Emma Stone made her triumphant Broadway debut Tuesday, as Sally Bowles in the Tony-winning musical Cabaret. She stars alongside Tony winner Alan Cumming in a 12-week run of the Roundabout Theatre Company production.

Watch: Inside Shia Labeouf's 'Cabaret' Arrest

Emma's boyfriend Andrew Garfield was reportedly in the audience as the 26-year-old actress made her first bow on Broadway. The Social Network actor has his own time to shine on Broadway in 2012 when he appeared in the revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman alongside the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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The young stars join an elite list of other Hollywood A-listers to make a splash on the Great White Way.


Hugh Jackman is a stage veteran but his first appearance on Broadway was in 2004's The Boy From Oz. Jackman earned a Tony Award for his performance as singer/songwriter »

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Beyond the Lights | Review

12 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Why you wanna fly, Blackbird?: Mbatha-Raw Vibrantly Imbues Prince-Blythewood’s Showbiz Melodrama

A systematically underrated director, Gina Prince-Bythewood returns with her third feature film, Beyond the Lights, a showbiz romantic melodrama that could have maintained an all-too familiar narrative and tone if it weren’t for the freshness of its perspective and a vibrant performance from lead Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Originally titled Blackbird, so named for the Nina Simone track that figures heavily into the protagonist’s story, Prince-Bythewood’s less spectacular title change due to several other films in development with the same title (including the latest from David Mamet and now a Rooney Mara vehicle as well) lends the film a rather truncated, less artistic aura than it deserves. While not completely absent of a bit of schmaltz and customized fantasy, Prince-Bythewood achieves rare moments of actual, believable chemistry between her leads, and, most importantly, maintains an air »

- Nicholas Bell

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Armie Hammer Joins Nate Parker’s Nat Turner Biopic ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

12 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer has joined the cast of actor/director Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, a biopic of African-American slave turned revolutionary Nat Turner, who led a bloody rebellion in 1831 and went down in history as one of the most controversial American figures preceding the Civil War.

Turner, born in 1800, led the famously violent Virginia insurrection that moved from plantation to plantation freeing slaves and left 60 white men, women, and children dead. He was later captured, arrested, and hanged but his legacy grew to mythic proportions.

Parker broke out opposite Denzel Washington in 2007’s The Great Debaters and stars in this week’s Relativity release Beyond The Lights from director Gina Prince-Bythewood, makes his directorial debut with the historical drama, which he spent years scripting. He will also star in The Birth Of A Nation with Hammer, who’s playing Samuel Turner, the son »

- Jen Yamato

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The Equalizer Blu-Ray Will Blast Away The Competition On December 30th

11 November 2014 1:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Quality be damned – you put Denzel Washington in an action-thriller, and audiences will turn out in droves. Such was the case this past September with The Equalizer, which received decent reviews but slayed the competition at the box office, having the biggest R-rated September debut of all time and eventually grossing $186.6 million. Now, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing The Equalizer to Blu-Ray just in time for the new year.

The Digital HD release will take place on December 16th, with the Blu-Ray and DVD both touching down two weeks later on December 30th. The Blu-Ray will boast a 1080p video transfer as well as an English DTS-hd Master Audio 7.1 track, a Uv code and a digital copy. The special features were also detailed.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Home Mart: Taking Care of Business One Bolt at a Time – On the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Need For Speed Director Scott Waugh Tackling Inversion

10 November 2014 7:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No one’s is ever going to launch an Oscar campaign for Need for Speed, but there’s a case to be made for unpretentious, action-packed popcorn pleasures like the racing thriller. Aaron Paul gave a mesmerizing performance, the stunts were spectacular and, perhaps best of all, it proved that helmer Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) knows his way around a slick action vehicle. Now, Waugh is set to dive into the deep end for a much pricier venture – a $120 million sci-epic titled Inversion.

The script, from Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) and David Arata (Spy Game), follows a young Chinese scientist and a street-smart American ex-patriate who team up and race against time to prevent a cataclysmic reversal of gravity, which would send entire cities and civilians falling into the sky to certain death.

It’s an exciting premise, and Waugh’s background as a stunt coordinator should »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Equalizer Starring Denzel Washington Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

10 November 2014 7:45 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Denzel Washington is on the hunt for justice in The Equalizer (2014), director Antoine Fuqua's latest action thriller that also stars Chloe Grace MoretzBill Pullman and Melissa Leo. The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date for The Equalizer has been set by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for December 30, 2014.

Sony rolled out The Equalizer in cinemas on September 26 with an opening weekend north of $34 million, more than good enough for first place. Since then it has gone on to earn $98 million at the domestic box office and over $186 million worldwide.

The Equalizer comes to Blu-ray and Digital in 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio and 1080p video. Bonus features are noted below including an alternate "Vengeance Mode" viewing option.

Vengeance Mode with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua - watch through the eyes of Robert McCall.

One Man Army: Training and Fighting

Equalizer Vision: Antoine Fuqua

Home Mart: Taking Care of Business One »

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Shelf Life: Fallen

10 November 2014 6:58 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Every week, Shelf Life sees Tom White select and talk about a movie that lives on his DVD shelf, one he thinks we should all see. Mixing genres isn't always an easy thing. Mixing a heavy supernatural element into the lot more grounded world of the police procedural should be nigh on impossible, but this is something 1998's Fallen does with ease. Telling a tale where body swapping demons rub shoulders with serial killers and dogged detectives, Fallen is a solid, wonderfully demented thriller. Starting with the obiligtory 90's scene of the end of the movie being used as a framing device, the movie properly kicks off with Denzel Washington's John Hobbes attending the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, a wonderfully evil mad man portrayed by Elias Koteas (a character actor we'll all know as Casey Jones from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie). Through the eerie »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Weekend Report: Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Eclipses Nolan's 'Interstellar'

9 November 2014 12:40 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

In what could be considered a minor upset, Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 took the top spot at the box office this weekend ahead of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar.Playing at 3,761 theaters, Big Hero 6 opened to $56.2 million this weekend. That's up 15 percent from fellow Disney Animation movie Wreck-It Ralph, which opened to $49 million around the same time in 2012. Big Hero 6 also had the second-highest animated opening of the year ahead of How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($49.5 million). This is undeniably a strong start for Big Hero 6: it's rare that an original animated movie opens to $50-million-plus. By promoting the unique, humorous robot Baymax, Disney managed to get huge turnout from family moviegoers (they represented 72 percent of attendance this weekend). Still, there was an assumption that Frozen's phenomenal success had elevated the Disney Animation brand to a new level, and that didn't exactly prove true this weekend. »

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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Interstellar' Opens to $82.9 Million Overseas

9 November 2014 11:19 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Interstellar may have fallen a bit short at the domestic box office, but it did at least managed to dominate overseas this weekend.Playing at 62 markets, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic opened to an estimated $82.9 million this weekend. According to distributor Warner Bros., that's on par with Gravity's debuts across the same bucket of territories.Interstellar's biggest market was South Korea, where it took first place with an impressive $14.4 million. The rest of its major territories were the U.K. ($8.6 million), Russia ($8.9 million), France ($5.3 million), Germany ($4.6 million), Italy ($3.7 million), Australia ($3.7 million), Mexico ($3.1 million), Spain ($2.7 million) and Brazil ($1.9 million).The movie expands to China on Wednesday, and then reaches Japan on November 22nd. Gravity ultimately earned over $442 million overseas last year; it will be interesting to see if Interstellar can wind up in the same ballpark.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned $17.3 million this weekend, which brings its total to $273.2 million. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Few Films to Open AFI Fest Have Garnered Oscar Nominations

6 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

The American Film Institute’s AFI Fest opens tonight in Hollywood with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a couple trying to run a business and live in New York City during 1981, which was statistically one of the city’s most violent years. This is Chandor’s first film to premiere in Los Angeles. Though the film is hoping to garner some Oscar nominations, only six of the past 14 films to open AFI Fest have gone on to receive Oscar nominations and none have been for best picture.

Of the six films to garner Oscar nominations, the only film to win an award was 2005’s Walk the Line, which resulted in Reese Witherspoon taking home the Oscar for best actress. The Johnny Cash biopic scored four other nominations, including film editing and best actor. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Production begins on Olympus Has Fallen 2

4 November 2014 11:02 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Olympus Has Fallen 2 is definitely happening, as production commences on London Has Fallen...

Production has finally begun on the sequel to last year's surprise action hit, Olympus Has Fallen. Entitled London Has Fallen, the new movie moves the bulk of the action to the UK, with the catalyst being the death of the British Prime Minister 'under mysterious circumstances'.

The funeral of said Pm attracts leaders and posh people from across the world, and that's when the plot to, er, kill them all kicks in. Oh, and the terrorists this time apparently want to take down 'every known landmark in the British capital'.

If they destory that nice coffee shop we got to whenever we head down to London, then we'll have the bastards ourselves.

Mind you, Gerard Butler's Secret Service agent, Mike Branning, is back on hand to save the day. Also returning from Olympus Has Fallen »

- simonbrew

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Shailene Woodley and Sam Smith Are Clear Frontrunners Among 2015 People's Choice Nominees

4 November 2014 7:39 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The people have spoken and they're loving Sam and Shailene!

After weeks of voting on which celebs should make the cut to be nominees in the 2015 People's Choice Awards, the ballot has been crafted and the nominees have been announced.

Anna Faris and Allison Janney, stars of the CBS sitcom Mom, hosted the grand announcement, held at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. The duo were joined by other TV stars, including Katharine McPhee and Dylan McDermott, to present the long list of categories and nominees.

News: Shailene Defends On-Screen Nudity: 'When I Have Sex, I'm Naked'

In movies, 22-year-old Shailene Woodley is the clear front-runner with four nominations, while Sam Smith is leading the music pack with four nominations of his own. Not to be outdone, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has secured nominations in both TV and music categories.

Now, it's time to vote again, this time for »

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People's Choice Awards nominations: Shailene Woodley, Pharrell lead

4 November 2014 12:31 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2015 have been revealed.

Mom stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney will host the ceremony, which will take place in January 2015.

Shailene Woodley picked up four nominations including Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress and Favourite Action Movie Actress. Her roles in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars also saw her score two nods in the Favourite Movie Duo category.

22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum received the most actor nominations, getting Favourite Movie Actor and Favourite Comedic Movie Actor nods alongside a Favourite Movie Duo nomination with co-star Jonah Hill.

The Favourite Movie Actress category will see Jennifer Lawrence take on Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy. The Hunger Games star also received a Favourite Action Movie Actress nomination.

Meanwhile, the TV awards see Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries receive the most nods, as the latter two battle each other »

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Announcing the 2015 People's Choice Award Nominees

4 November 2014 9:36 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The People's Choice Awards nominations are here! The categories for movies, TV, and music have lots of fan favorites in them, like Shailene Woodley and The Fault in Our Stars from the big screen, series like Supernatural and Once Upon a Time on the small screen, and musicians like Taylor Swift. There was even room for newbies, like new Fall shows and artists like Meghan Trainor. The People's Choice Awards will air on Jan. 7, 2015, on CBS, so check out the full list now! Movies Favorite Movie 22 Jump Street Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Maleficent X-Men: Days of Future Past Favorite Movie Actor Brad Pitt Channing Tatum Hugh Jackman Mark Wahlberg Robert Downey Jr. Favorite Movie Actress Angelina Jolie Emma Stone Jennifer Lawrence Melissa McCarthy Scarlett Johansson Favorite Movie Duo Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Paul Scheer to launch new podcasting network from Earwolf Media

4 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In the insular world of podcasting—particularly the even more insular world of comedy podcasting—Earwolf Media looms large. The podcasting network home of Comedy Bang! Bang!, How Did This Get Made?, Professor Blastoff, and many others, and it's been one of the catalysts (and beneficiaries) of the podcasting revolution of the past few years. Now parent company Midroll Media is doubling down on the medium: Tuesday, it launches a sister network to Earwolf, this one focusing on pop culture and going by the name Wolfpop. Helping guide the whole project is actor-comedian (and co-host of How Did This Get Made? »

- Kyle Ryan

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