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Alec Baldwin Inks Memoir Deal

23 January 2015 2:51 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HarperCollins acquired world rights to the book, which comes out in 2016

Alec Baldwin has struck a deal to publish a memoir.

Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has acquired world rights to the book, entitled “Nevertheless,” which is tentatively scheduled for publication in Fall 2016.

The “30 Rock” award-winning actor will write the book himself.

Also Read: Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Sudeikis Join Matt Damon in ‘Downsizing

Alec Baldwin is a larger-than-life talent with an astonishing range,” HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham said in a statement. “His life up to now has been far from dull.”

Baldwin’s book will chronicle »

- Itay Hod

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Update: Interstellar available to pre-order on Blu-ray, released March 31st

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.

The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.

–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.

–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.

–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.

The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck

22 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Fifteen years ago, what would you have imagined the future held for Paul Thomas Anderson? What about Ben Affleck?   In 2000, Affleck was coming off of “Dogma,” “Shakespeare in Love” and “Armageddon.” Sure, he’d already won an Oscar (along with Matt Damon) for writing “Good Will Hunting.” But he was yet to make his feature directorial debut, which would come seven years later with “Gone Baby Gone.” The notion of “Argo” wouldn’t yet be viable, nor would the thought of casting him as Batman. Similarly, P.T.A.’s career was just revving up. He had made “Magnolia,” “Boogie Nights” and “Hard Eight,” but “Punch Drunk Love,” “There Will Be Blood,” and this year’s Best Adapted Screenplay nominee (and our pick for 10th Best Film of the Year) “Inherent Vice” were all yet to be conceived.  So consider this a Throwback Thursday of epic proportions —behold the Paul Thomas Anderson written/directed, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Model and Actor Plitt, Killed in Train Accident, Was Original 'Body' of Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan

21 January 2015 5:38 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area -- without a filming permit -- and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. »

- Zac Gille

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Documentary The Man Who Saved the World Coming To Our Screens In March

20 January 2015 2:49 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Spectrum is pleased to announce the UK release of The Man Who Saved The World, in cinemas on 27th March 2015. Directed by Peter Anthony, the incredible story of a Russian Lieutenant Colonel mixes fact and fiction to create a gripping historical thriller and personal redemption story. No one knows his name. No one knows his story. But everyone owes their life to Stanislav Petrov.  September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov saves the world from disaster at the peak of the Cold War when tensions between the Us and Russia are running high. Decades later, he lives alone in a one bedroom flat on the outskirts of Moscow, his life unravelling around him. But then the United Nations invite Stanislav to New York to reward him for his contribution to the world today and as he embarks on a spectacular journey to save himself, meeting Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and Kevin Costner on the way, »

- (Tom White)

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Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan Lend Support to Global Action/2015 Campaign

19 January 2015 7:03 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

India’s leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on the 15th of January 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one of the biggest global outreach initiatives in history to address world-changing issues of climate change, poverty and inequality, saw a massive outpouring of solidarity from celebrities such as actor Akshay Kumar, who was the first major celebrity to tweet his support for the campaign reaching over 7.2 million Twitter followers and over 14 million users on Facebook. He was joined by compatriots Sonam Kapoor, Malaika Arora-Khan, Pulkit Samrat, Kiara Advani, Mohit Marwah, Arfi Lamba, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Purab Kohli, author Chetan Bhagat, producers Ashvini Yardi (Grazing Goat Pictures) andRitesh Sidhwani (Excel Entertainment), TV personalities Gautam Rode, sport stars »

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January 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lucy, Wolves, Annabelle

19 January 2015 6:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week is a big one for sci-fi fans, as several fantastic films from 2014 are making their home entertainment debuts, including The Zero Theorem, Lucy and Coherence. Horror fans have a lot to look forward to as well with the releases of several notable titles like Wolves, Annabelle and Gnome Alone, which looks to be a hoot of a genre send-up.

Spotlight Titles:

Lucy (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy also stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.

Wolves (Ketchup, DVD)

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- Heather Wixson

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Charlie Hebdo Chief on Censorship of Controversial Cartoons: ‘They Blur Our Democracy’

19 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“This cartoon is not just a little figure. It’s a symbol,” Gerard Briard says

Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Charlie Hebdo Editor-in-Chief Gerard Briard claimed media who censor his satirical magazine’s cartoons are part of the problem.

“This cartoon is not just a little figure. It’s a symbol. It’s the symbol of freedom of speech, of freedom of religion, of democracy and secularism,” he told Chuck Todd. “When they refuse to publish this cartoon, when they blur it out, when they decline to publish it, they blur out democracy, secularism, freedom of religion and they »

- Jordan Chariton

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11 best and worst movie mentors: Batman Begins, Fight Club, Clueless

18 January 2015 4:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The inspirational mentor is dead. On screen, that is. In recent years we've seen a drop-off in this once-beloved trope, with distinctly anti-heroic teachers, instructors and father figures coming to the forefront – see Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson, Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, Breaking Bad's Walter White, etc.

The latest example is Terence Fletcher, Jk Simmons's fearsome and sadistic jazz instructor who terrorises Miles Teller into greatness in this week's stunning Whiplash.

Below, Digital Spy picks out 11 more of the very best and very worst mentors in cinema history.

Best: Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)

It was a close run thing in this spot between "Carpe diem" and "It's not your fault", and in truth about half of Robin Williams's characters could qualify for this list.

But avuncular therapist Sean is everything you could wish for in a mentor, gently chipping away at Will's (Matt Damon) self-destructive defence »

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Film Feature: Global Hacking of ‘Blackhat’ is the Future of Action Movies

17 January 2015 8:19 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – “Blackhat” is a hacker’s auctioneer of high-tech and low-tech genre jolts, but its construction provides a thrill of its own - that of witnessing the next era of the action movie. With “Blackhat,” director Michael Mann introduces the new standards for the everlasting genre as it continues to reflect modern anxieties, giving leading roles to two entities that Hollywood has previously treated as supporting acts, hackers and the nation of China. Incredibly on-the-moment, “Blackhat” recognizes that computer whizzes are becoming the physical heroes our connected world needs, and China is the partner that Hollywood will increasingly rely on for business, especially in selling films that look like “Blackhat.”

Mann’s film is the story of a co-investigation between the United States and China. A Hong Kong nuclear power plant and Chicago’s Mercantile Trade Exchange have been attacked, nonetheless by a no-name, no-motive menace who has hacked into their systems. »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Megan Ellison’s Annapurna to Produce Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’

16 January 2015 11:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures will produce writer-director Mike Mills’ next movie “20th Century Women,” the company announced Friday.

Ellison will produce alongside Anne Carey of Archer Gray and Youree Henley. The film will begin production later this year in Southern California. Casting for the film is currently underway.

Also Read: Annapurna Pictures and Vice Set Ana Lily Amirpour to Direct ‘The Bad Batch

Set in the wonderfully disruptive days of punk’s arrival to suburban America, Jimmy Carter’s last summer in office and the oil and fiscal crises of the late 70’s, the story is about three very »

- Jeff Sneider

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Ben Affleck to Receive WGA West Humanitarian Prize

14 January 2015 2:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Writers Guild of America, West has named Ben Affleck 2015 recipient of the Valentine Davies Award.

The two-time Oscar winner is receiving the annual prize on Saturday, Feb. 14 in Los Angeles at the Wgaw’s 2015 Writers Guild Awards, in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and service to the global community.

Affleck is currently starring in David Fincher‘s “Gone Girl,” but he’s equally renowned for his filmmaking contributions off screen. He co-wrote “Good Will Hunting” with Matt Damon, which won them a screenwriting Oscar in 1998, and directed, starred in and produced “Argo,” which was named Best Picture in 2013.

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- Travis Reilly

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Charlie Hebdo Publishes New Muhammad Cover — Here’s Who Didn’t Show It

14 January 2015 7:47 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A week after 12 people were killed at its office, satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo released an eight-page edition in 16 different languages with a cover featuring the Prophet Muhammad — the image the magazine was targeted at for publishing—with a single tear saying, “All is Forgiven.”

Five million copies are expected to be sold.

Some of the biggest media platforms in the world chose not to show the cover in its coverage.

The New York Times’ story links to French daily Libération Société, describing the cover but not showing it.

Also Read: CNN, MSNBC Censor Controversial Charlie Hebdo Cartoons to Varying Degrees »

- Jordan Chariton

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David Fincher linked with Alfred Hitchcock film remake

13 January 2015 10:26 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Gone Girl team of Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn may be taking on Strangers On A Train...

The films of Alfred Hitchcock still provide rich pickings for modern filmmakers, in spite of the fact that the last full-on remake was Gus Van Sant's ill-advised take on Psycho. Thus, Michael Douglas vehicle A Perfect Murder went back to the Dial M For Murder source material, whilst the Shia Labeouf-headlined Disturbia was inspired by the wonderful Rear Window.

Next up then? It might just be Strangers On A Train. Warner Bros is trying to get a remake of the 1951 original together, and it's recruiting the team behind Gone Girl to do it. Thus, the studio wants novelist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, star Ben Affleck and director David Fincher to take the job on.

The new version will be modernised (taking place in the middle of an Oscar campaign, »

- simonbrew

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Charlie Hebdo Editor’s Widow to MSNBC: ‘I Would Like to Die’

13 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jeannette Bougrab, wife of late Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier, has spoken out in an emotional new interview with MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow.

“I don’t sleep. I dont eat. I just drink some water. I try… I would like to die sometime,” Bougrab said as she opened up about her husband’s violent death at the hands of terrorists. “When I heard some news, I tried calling him but it didn’t understand [sic] — he didn’t answer me and he answers immediately when I call him usually and I don’t understand,” she said.

Also Read: ‘The View’ Panel »

- Matt Donnelly

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David Fincher to Helm, Ben Affleck to Star in Remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train

13 January 2015 1:30 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Psychological scares and an increasingly disturbing atmosphere made Gone Girl one of the year’s most unsettling theatrical releases. If you enjoyed the potent combination of David Fincher in the director’s chair, Gillian Flynn scribing the screenplay, and Ben Affleck in the lead role for Gone Girl, then you may be pleased to hear that the trio are looking to come together once again for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train.

According to Deadline, David Fincher will direct and Ben Affleck will star in Strangers, a Warner Bros. reimagining of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (which in turn is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 novel of the same name), with Gillian Flynn in talks to pen the project. Affleck will portray “a movie star – in the middle of a campaign for an Oscar during awards season – whose private plane breaks down and »

- Derek Anderson

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'Gone Girl''s Fincher, Affleck and Flynn Re-Team for 'Strangers on a Train' Remake

13 January 2015 1:28 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Deadline reports that Ben Affleck and David Fincher are working on a Warner Bros. remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 classic "Strangers on a Train," with "Gone Girl" author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn in talks to pen the script. Dubbed "Strangers," this twisty new version features Affleck in the role originally played by Farley Granger of a tennis pro who gets entangled in a double-murder plot by a psychotic socialite. But this time — and how cool is this? — Affleck will play a movie star in the middle of an Oscar campaign "whose plane breaks down and is given a ride to La on another plane by a wealthy stranger," per Deadline. Produced by Affleck under Pearl Street, the Warner Bros. arm he runs alongside Matt Damon, the contemporary-set film will use Hitchcock's take as an inspiration but will officially be based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, the original source material for the B&W thriller. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘Gone Girl’s Ben Affleck, David Fincher, Gillian Flynn Plot ‘Strangers On A Train’ Redo At Warner Bros

13 January 2015 10:40 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Ben Affleck and David Fincher will reteam on a Warner Bros remake of the classic Hitchcock thriller Strangers On A Train. Gillian Flynn, who adapted her novel Gone Girl for Fincher and Affleck, is in talks to write the script. The film will be produced by Affleck under Pearl Street, the Warner Bros-based banner he runs with Matt Damon. WB’s Jon Berg is overseeing. They are calling it Strangers.

Although the Hitchcock remake — a Warner Bros library title and an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel — will be its basis, this film will be contemporary and redefined for the times. This one might be best titled Strangers On A Plane, as Affleck will play a variation of the role played by Farley Granger of a tennis pro who is bored with his marriage and wants to get divorced but instead gets entwined with a wealthy socialite psycho who »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Watch Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ audition tape

13 January 2015 9:07 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Everything you know about Matthew McConaughey, every Matt Damon impression, True Detective quote and shirtless meme you’ve seen for the last 10 years and through the McConaissance, all stems from Richard Linklater’s 1993 classic Dazed and Confused. As David Wooderson, it was McConaughey’s very first film role, and not only was he perfect casting, his performance and mannerisms in this very movie have defined his entire career. If you’re Daniel Radcliffe, you desperately want to shake your early perception. But if you’re McConaughey, you just keep livin’.

And now to see just how far he’s come, The Criterion Collection has dug out from the archives a brief video of McConaughey’s audition tape with actor Wiley Wiggins and casting director Don Phillips. Needless to say, it’s fantastic; he nails it just walking in the door, but I think he’d get more chicks if he took his shirt off. »

- Brian Welk

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Charlie Hebdo Tribute Posters in La Feature Nod to Ben Affleck-Matt Damon’s ‘Good Will Hunting’ (Photos)

13 January 2015 6:53 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While Hollywood’s film and television stars were honoring the lives lost in France at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a different kind of tribute was happening outside in Los Angeles. Anonymous street artists posted a series of images throughout the Pacific Palisades and Brentwood areas of West Los Angeles. The images featured one of Charlie Hebdo’s controversial covers framed by the words “Goodwill Hunting?”

Considering where this took place, the words appear to be a play on the title of the 1997 feature film “Good Will Hunting,” which earned co-writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Academy Awards. »

- Jason Hughes

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