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Chris Paul Befriends Little Girl with Scoliosis, We Got the Same Doc!

5 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_uormwi5d"]] Very cool bonding moment between NBA star Chris Paul and a little girl in NYC ... when the kid told CP3 they both go to the same back doctor! So, why would a little kid need a world-class chiropractor? She explained to Chris that she's got scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, and it's serious enough that it requires medical treatment. That's when the Clippers star stops dead in his tracks and shows some love to »

- TMZ Staff

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Director Rian Johnson Retained Creative Control While Filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi

21 June 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rian Johnson is a filmmaker who cut his teeth on crime drama (Brick) and caper comedy (The Brothers Bloom), along with top-tier television thanks to his celebrated work on multiple episodes of AMC’s Breaking Bad series. When pulled together, it makes for a remarkably diverse body of work, but it was ultimately Johnson’s lack of blockbuster experience that meant he was viewed as a curious choice to take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Before plotting a course for Disney’s galaxy far, far away, the closest Rian Johnson had come to a big-budget science fiction pic was Looper, the criminally under-appreciated genre gem of 2012 starring Bruce Willis and Joesph Gordon-Levitt. But low and behold, Johnson is the one marshalling The Last Jedi toward its December 15th due date, and though one might assume that the Powers That Be would make their presence felt on set, the director took to Twitter (via Screen Rant) to reaffirm that he ostensibly retained full creative control over Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

That same issue of creative control reared its head late last night, when it was revealed that Disney had formally parted ways with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the erstwhile directors of the Han Solo Anthology movie. Subsequent reports have all but confirmed that Lord and Miller were fired after repeated clashes with screenwriters Jon and Lawrence Kasden concerning the tone and style of 2018’s Star Wars tentpole.

With The Last Jedi, it’s a little different in the sense that Rian Johnson is directing from his own script and here, the filmmaker stepped in to allay concerns over potential studio meddling:

I had as much creative control on Tlj as I've ever had on any of my own movies.

Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2017

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15th, 2017. As for the Han Solo spinoff, Disney and Lucasfilm have drafted up a list of potential replacements, which purportedly includes Ron HowardJoe Johnston, and the aforementioned Lawrence Kasdan. »

- Michael Briers

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My Wild Summer With Tom Cruise: Women, Sean Penn and the Making of 'Risky Business'

21 June 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

You may not know his name, but Curtis Armstrong's hangdog face and gravelly voice are undoubtedly familiar. From playing Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies to helping Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd solve crimes on ABC's Moonlighting to voicing Snot Lonstein on Fox's American Dad!, Armstrong, 63, was all over the pop-culture map in the '80s, '90s and beyond, with a résumé that includes more than 150 film and TV roles. Now he's revealing some of the backstage dramas (and shenanigans) of that long career as one of Hollywood's best-known character actors in a new memoir, <a href="" »

- Curtis Armstrong

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Jack Black and Eli Roth Team for Ya Gothic Mystery House with a Clock

20 June 2017 5:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amblin Entertainment has acquired the rights to the 1973 John Bellairs children's book The House With a Clock in Its Walls, with Eli Roth coming aboard to direct this adaptation and Jack Black signing on to star. Eric Kripke, who is best known for creating the hit CW series Supernatural, wrote the adapted screenplay. The writer has been on board this project since 2011, but now this children's book adaptation is finally moving in the right direction.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Eric Kripke will serve as a producer alongside Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt. It was Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt's company Mythology Entertainment, which they formed with Laeta Kalogridis, that set Eric Kripke to write the script back in 2011. It remains unclear how faithful this adaptation will be to the original source material. This new report reveals that Jack Black will play the uncle to a young boy, who owns a terrifying Victorian mansion. »

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Jack Black, Eli Roth Join ‘The House With a Clock in its Walls’ Horror Movie

20 June 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jack Black will star in the gothic horror movie “The House With a Clock in its Walls” and Eli Roth will direct for Amblin Entertainment and Mythology Entertainment.

No start date has been set for the project, which has been adapted by Eric Kripke from the 1973 John Bellairs book, which was illustrated by Edward Gorey. The story is set with a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy named Lewis Barnavelt moving to the town of New Zebedee, Mich., to live with his mysterious uncle — who turns out to be a warlock, while his next-door neighbor Florence Zimmermann is a witch.

The titular house was previously owned by a couple who had dedicated their lives to black magic, and plotted to bring about the end of the world through a clock hidden in the walls, where it eternally ticks.


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Eli Roth To Direct Jack Black In ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’

20 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Eli Roth has staked his cinematic reputation on horror that isn’t afraid to go for broke, serve up plenty of blood, and offer serious thrills, but his films have generally played to his niche audience, and that’s about it. Now, the filmmaker is taking another turn toward to the mainstream (don’t forget, he’s behind the camera on the upcoming “Death Wish” remake starring Bruce Willis), without letting go of his genre leanings.

Continue reading Eli Roth To Direct Jack Black In ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Eli Roth Directing Jack Black in ‘The House With a Clock in its Walls’ for… Amblin!

20 June 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Coming off the remake of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis, horror director Eli Roth is going to try something more fantastical. Roth, who is best known for Cabin Fever, Hostel, Knock, Knock, and Green Inferno, has been tapped to direct The House With a Clock in its Walls for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, Deadline reports. […] »

- Brad Miska

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American Assassin Red Band Trailer Gets Bloody with Dylan O'Brien

20 June 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the summer movie season is still in full swing, fans of Vince Flynn's iconic Mitch Rapp novel series will likely be waiting for the summer to end, with the fall release of the highly-anticipated American Assassin. CBS Films has released a new red band trailer, with R-rated language, an all-ages green band trailer and a new poster and character banners for this upcoming action-thriller, hitting theaters September 15 from CBS Films and Lionsgate. This movie could be the start of a big franchise for the studio, with 15 novels based on this character that could also be adapted for the big screen.

American Assassin tells the story of legendary CIA agent Mitch Rapp. Long before he began hunting terrorists, Rapp was a gifted college scholar/athlete. Then, tragedy struck and Rapp was recruited into the nation's most elite covert operations program, where he is trained by a legendary soldier named »

- MovieWeb

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Mitch Rapp Begins His Quest For Revenge In First Red Band Trailer For American Assassin

20 June 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Best-in-class counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) reports for duty in the gripping first red band trailer for American AssassinMichael Cuesta’s (Kill the Messenger) sweeping franchise-starter that takes the espionage elements of Homeland and sprinkles a little of 24‘s signature action over the top for good measure.

The end result is a breathless teaser for CBS and Lionsgate’s American Assassin, which sees O’Brien’s hardened protagonist embark on a quest for a revenge after his significant other is murdered in cold blood while holidaying on some picturesque beach resort. It’s a terrorist act ripped straight from the headlines, and we’re intrigued to see how audiences react to Michael Cuesta’s unflinching adaptation in light of recent events.

Casting-wise, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Michael Keaton is attached to the role of CIA agent Stan Hurley, a Cold War veteran stubborn in his commitment to pushing »

- Michael Briers

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17 Interesting Facts About the Movie The Fifth Element

20 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With hype for the movie Valerian beginning to pick up, it’s no surprise that everyone’s all of a sudden revisiting Luc Besson’s sci-fi masterpiece The Fifth Element.   Perhaps it’s not going to be right to compare the two but it’s going to be hard for people not to look back on The Fifth Element to see if Besson impresses and wow audiences with his new feature as much as the classic Bruce Willis starred film. Valerian is the most expensive French film ever made with a budget that nearly hit $200 million. It’s also a film that Besson says he’s

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- Nat Berman

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Dylan O’Brien Is The ‘American Assassin’ In Red Band Trailer For Thriller With Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch

20 June 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The journey of Vince Flynn‘s novel “American Assassin” to the big screen has been an interesting one. Over the years, directors like Antoine Fuqua, Ed Zwick, and Jeffrey Nachmanoff were linked to the adaptation, while Chris Hemsworth and Bruce Willis were also mentioned for roles. But it took rising star Dylan O’Brien (“The Maze Runner“) and director Michael Cuesta (“Kill The Messenger“) to get the movie in front of cameras.

Continue reading Dylan O’Brien Is The ‘American Assassin’ In Red Band Trailer For Thriller With Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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M. Night Shyamalan Posts A Typically Cryptic Update For Split Sequel Glass

20 June 2017 6:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Everyone loves a good comeback story. For M. Night Shyamalan, his particular return to form began with the release of The Visit two years ago. Not only did the found footage horror movie achieve relatively positive reviews, it signalled a collaboration between Shyamalan and Blumhouse, a production house that knows a thing or two about engineering excellent, downright riveting horror films on a shoestring budget.

That partnership carried over into Split, too, which proved to be a massive hit for both Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. The end result was a $276 million haul at the international box office – on a budget of $9 million, no less – and clearance to carry on with a sequel. Its name? Glass.

Pegged for a release in January of next year, Shyamalan’s wildly ambitious creative venture is set to tie together the story strands of Split and Unbreakable, the superhero-esque prequel movie that first launched in »

- Michael Briers

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Shyamalan Gets Cryptic with Latest Split 2 Script Update

19 June 2017 5:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the past six months, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has been keeping fans posted about his progress in writing the script for his next film, entitled Glass, which will combined characters from his iconic 2000 thriller Unbreakable and this year's low-budget blockbuster Split. The director revealed today that he has finished the third draft of his Split 2 script, teasing that this draft was written through the eyes of his characters. Here's what the filmmaker had to say about the latest draft of his intense screenplay.

"Finished draft 3 of #Glass. Looked through character's eyes this pass. Let them messy up the plot in any way they wished."

The director posted this update on his official M. Night Shyamalan Twitter, where he revealed exactly three weeks ago to the day, that he finished the second draft of the script. He added that draft took him five weeks to write, and that he was »

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Scarlett Johansson Had Two Flops In a Row, So Now It’s Time For Her to Make ‘Black Widow’

19 June 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just six months in, and the year 2017 has already been particularly unkind to Scarlett Johansson, at least as far as box office returns are concerned. The four-time Golden Globe nominee has already bowed two (very different) movies this year, the much-hyped “Ghost in the Shell” live-action feature and the raunchy female-centric comedy “Rough Night,” both of which flopped at the box office. It’s hardly the sort of financial reception the actress is used to getting, as she’s long excelled at making massive box office bucks.

Just last year, Johansson emerged as the only actress on a newly generated list of the highest-grossing actors of all-time, which also includes names like Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp. According to that running list from Box Office Mojo, first released last June, Johansson ranked in the top 10 with a total gross of $3.3 billion and counting, which »

- Kate Erbland

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Once Upon A Time In Venice – Review

18 June 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Review by Mark Longden

I genuinely have no idea what to make of Once Upon A Time In Venice. Like, why was it made? Who thought “yes, this is definitely the best we can manage” and released it to the public? Just before I looked up the career of co-writer / director Mark Cullen, I had the creeping realisation that this felt like a double episode of a basic-cable light drama show like “Burn Notice”, only not quite as good; it turns out Cullen has previous form in TV, being the creator of two failed shows (“Back In The Game” and “Mr Robinson”), and also the writer of “Cop Out”, the comedy that director Kevin Smith described as the most miserable experience of his life.

But I feel like Mr Cullen shouldn’t get the lion’s share of the blame for this – that must go to top-billed Bruce Willis, who »

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‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ Review: Bruce Willis Private-Eye Comedy Dies – Hard

16 June 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

That hissing sound you hear is the air being let out of Bruce Willis as he struggles mightily to reconnect with his once-vital action-comedy chops in the dim, unfunny “Once Upon a Time in Venice.” It’s bad enough that Sergio Leone is inexplicably evoked by the title: there’s nothing epic, mythic, artful or entertaining about this tired private eye lark set in Los Angeles’ seaside enclave (not the Italian city), and it barely knows how to tell a story. A more appropriate storybook-themed title would have been, “Meanwhile, You Lose 90 Minutes.” As for Willis, there’s no happily ever after. »

- Robert Abele

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Review: Once Upon A Time In Venice Makes You Remember Other Times

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Today marks the release of a new action comedy with Bruce Willis, and a curious thing it is. Once Upon a Time in Venice sports a truly incredible cast, who are then placed as cartoon characters in a shallow pastiche of crime stories. Enter a world where every person is defined by stereotype, yet still gets introduced by a narrator. The plot revolves about Bruce Willis' character Steve, a private detective in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. Steve's life is a bit of a mess, and together with his wimpy nerd assistant John (Thomas Middleditch) and old friend Dave (John Goodman) he tries to solve a number of weird cases. These range from finding a local missing beautiful young sex addict (hint: she's...

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Film Review: ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’

15 June 2017 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Remember “Cop Out,” 2010’s less-than-momentous clash of the action-comic stylings of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan? If the answer is “no,” you’d be entirely forgiven, yet Willis himself appears to regard it with some measure of fondness. That’s the most plausible explanation for his headlining presence in “Once Upon a Time in Venice,” a similarly negligible but rather more chaotic caper from Mark and Robb Cullen, the fraternal duo behind the “Cop Out” screenplay. Assuming directing as well as writing duties this time, the Cullens prove no heirs to the Coens as conductors of oddball underworld mayhem, with much of their glib quippery soured by gauche minority stereotyping. What scant charms this direct-to-video-style Nineties throwback has belong mostly to Willis, as a grizzled Venice Beach gumshoe juggling a number of shaggy-dog cases, chief among them the abduction of his own literal mutt. The back alleys of ancillary and streaming await. »

- Guy Lodge

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Kevin Smith Filming Horror Movie ‘Killroy Was Here’ at Florida College

15 June 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin Smith has started shooting horror movie “Killroy Was Here” in Florida in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions.

Smith has focused in recent years on horror and comedy with last year’s “Yoga Hosers,” a spinoff from 2014’s “Tusk,” and 2011’s “Red State.” “Killroy” stems from a conversation taken from one of his weekly podcasts.

The phrase “Killroy Was Here” originated in American culture as graffiti during World War II as a bald-headed man with a big nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall. Smith said the new film will be the first installment of a horror anthology.

“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale,” Smith said. “No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, »

- Dave McNary

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'Once Upon a Time in Venice': Film Review

15 June 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bruce Willis continues the “I don’t give a damn, write me a check” phase of his career with Once Upon a Time in Venice, a lame action-comedy directed by Mark Cullen, who, along with his co-screenwriting brother Robb, was previously responsible for the actor’s equal unfunny Cop Out. Playing a burned-out private eye based in Venice Beach, Willis subjects himself to various humiliations in a vain quest for laughs. These include skateboarding naked, sticking a revolver between his butt cheeks and wearing a dress and an Annie-style wig. Hilarity does not ensue.

The film seems to be going for a »

- Frank Scheck

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