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Carla Gugino on Playing Strong Women in ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Wayward Pines’ and ‘The Brink’

20 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In three starkly different projects this summer, Carla Gugino has played a mom who helps rescue her daughter from the Big One in “San Andreas,” a Secret Service agent in Fox limited series “Wayward Pines,” and a lawyer who has an open marriage with the secretary of state on HBO political satire “The Brink.” The 44-year-old actress found one common thread among the characters — they’re all innately strong women.

How was it juggling these three projects?

I am definitely a workhorse. I feel fortunate to work in a business that is predominantly made up of people who love what we do, and don’t think twice about working a 14-hour day.

What do you like best about “The Brink”?

It’s a bright, talented, funny group of people with a clear vision of what they want the show to be. And I loved the wacky complicated dynamic between Tim (Robbins)’ character and mine. »

- Mannie Holmes

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Carla Gugino on Playing Strong Women in ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Wayward Pines’ and ‘The Brink’

20 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In three starkly different projects this summer, Carla Gugino has played a mom who helps rescue her daughter from the Big One in “San Andreas,” a Secret Service agent in Fox limited series “Wayward Pines,” and a lawyer who has an open marriage with the secretary of state on HBO political satire “The Brink.” The 44-year-old actress found one common thread among the characters — they’re all innately strong women.

How was it juggling these three projects?

I am definitely a workhorse. I feel fortunate to work in a business that is predominantly made up of people who love what we do, and don’t think twice about working a 14-hour day.

What do you like best about “The Brink”?

It’s a bright, talented, funny group of people with a clear vision of what they want the show to be. And I loved the wacky complicated dynamic between Tim (Robbins)’ character and mine. »

- Mannie Holmes

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The Flamingo Kid Comedy Series in Development at ABC Studios

14 August 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Disney’s long-gestating big-screen Flamingo Kid reboot appears to have quietly morphed into a prospective TV series.

I’m hearing ABC Studios is in the very early stages of developing a half-hour comedy adaptation of Garry Marshall’s 1984 film, which starred Matt Dillon as a working-class kid who takes a summer job at a tony beach resort to stalk be close to the girl of his dreams.

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

ABC is on the hunt for a writer to spearhead the project, which continues the TV biz’ current obsession with turning »

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Sex Kitten Turned Two-Time Oscar Nominee on TCM Tonight

13 August 2015 9:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret: 'Carnal Knowledge' and 'Tommy' proved that 'sex symbol' was a remarkable actress Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten to respected actress and two-time Oscar nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, TCM is showing this evening the movies that earned Ann-Margret her Academy Award nods: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Written by Jules Feiffer, and starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel, the downbeat – some have found it misogynistic; others have praised it for presenting American men as chauvinistic pigs – Carnal Knowledge is one of the precursors of “adult Hollywood moviemaking,” a rare species that, propelled by the success of disparate arthouse fare such as Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious (Yellow) and Costa-Gavras' Z, briefly flourished from »

- Andre Soares

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Ten Best: Creepiest Towns on TV

12 August 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

M. Night Shylaman’s ten part mini-series Wayward Pines (episode one review) sees Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, played by Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) – pictured above – arrives in a quaint town outside of Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

This picturesque hamlet is host to a myriad of mysterious residents, played by an expert ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) as sinister Nurse Pam, Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Prisoners) as the enigmatic Sheriff Pope, Carla Guigno (Sin City) as the evasive Kate Hewson and Golden Globe »

- Phil Wheat

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Crash director Paul Haggis doesn’t think the film deserved Best Picture

12 August 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s hard to argue that one of the most shocking Academy Award upsets of all time happened close to a decade ago, when Crash took home Best Picture over Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain (and three other nominated films hailed as more deserving) at the 2006 Oscars. Considering that many were even surprised to see the movie nominated in that category in the first place, its win outraged film fans everywhere.

In a new interview with HitFix, writer/director of the film Paul Haggis, who also garnered an Oscar that night for Best Original Screenplay, admits that even he wouldn’t have picked Crash for the coveted award.

Haggis was asked about the criticism directed at the film, to which he replied, “Was it the best film of the year? I don’t think so. There were great films that year. Good Night, and Good Luck, amazing film. Capote, terrific film. »

- Justin Cook

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Paul Haggis: Crash didn't deserve best picture Oscar

12 August 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director says race-themed drama starring Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock was not the best film that year compared with Brokeback Mountain and Munich

It is considered one of the more unlikely Oscar-winners of recent times, a film that triumphed over heralded competition such as Brokeback Mountain, Munich, Capote, and Good Night, and Good Luck. It also faced criticism for what some considered to be racial stereotyping. Now director Paul Haggis has admitted his film Crash did not deserve to win the 2005 Academy award for best film.

Interviewed by Hitfix, Haggis dismissed criticism over the movie’s treatment of ethnicity, suggesting he had intended to draw the viewer into prejudiced reactions to racially charged scenarios, before subverting them.

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- Ben Child

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Zach Braff Directing Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine And Alan Arkin In Going In Style

11 August 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy Going In Style, directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”).

Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

The film also stars two-time Oscar nominee Ann-Margret (“Tommy,” “Carnal Knowledge”) as Annie, a grocery cashier who’s been checking Al out in more ways than one; Peter Serafinowicz »

- Michelle McCue

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'Show Me a Hero' director Paul Haggis on Oscars, TV, and his love of 'The Wire'

11 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The very first pilot I watched on this job was for a CBS drama called "Ez Streets." Created by Paul Haggis — then best known for creating "Due South," but most commercially successful for having helped develop the "Walker, Texas Ranger" pilot — it was essentially an HBO drama before such a thing existed: dark, dense, ambitious, heartbreaking, and addictive. It even featured Joe Pantoliano playing a sociopath gangster years before he won an Emmy for it on "The Sopranos" (and was, to my mind, better as Jimmy Murtha than as Ralphie Ciffaretto). It was also the first time I got my heart broken in this job. Despite rave reviews from me and my more established colleagues across the country, "Ez Streets" was Doa: CBS pulled it off the air after only two episodes had aired, and though most of the remaining episodes would air the following winter, it was just running out the string. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Ann-Margret and Matt Dillon join Zach Braff’s Going In Style

11 August 2015 12:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap is reporting that legendary actress Ann-Margret is to return to big-screen after a five-year hiatus in Zach Braff’s upcoming comedy remake, Going In Style.

The actress will play the love interest of Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), who she previously worked with in 2006’s The Santa Clause 3.

The film is a remake of the 1979 caper starring George Burns and Art Carney, and stars Arkin alongside Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me) and Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) as a group of lifetime friends who plan to rob a bank who stiffed them for their pensions.

In addition, Deadline has reported that Matt Dillon (Crash) has also joined the cast of the film as an FBI agent on the trail of three guys. Braff’s Wish I Was Here co-star Joey King has also joined the cast as Caine’s granddaughter.

Going In Style is due for release on May 6th, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Casting: Margret, Grace, Sarafyan, Witherspoon

10 August 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Going in Style

Matt Dillon and legendary actress Ann Margret have joined the cast of Zach Braff's upcoming remake of Martin Brest's 1979 comedy"Going in Style" for New Line. Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star as lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank that bilked them out of their hard-earned pensions.

Dillon will play the FBI agent pursuing the elderly trio, while Margret will play Arkin’s love interest. This will be Margret's first studio comedy since 2009's "Old Dogs". [Source: The Wrap]

War Machine

Topher Grace will play Brad Pitt's wingman in Netflix's upcoming war-on-terror-themed black comedy "War Machine" based on Michael Hastings' best-selling nonfiction novel "The Operators".

Pitt stars as a four-star rock star U.S. general with Grace to play his civilian press adviser. David Michod penned and directs the project which Pitt, Dede Gardner, Ian Bryce and Jeremy Kleiner are producing. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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Matt Dillon Will Chase A Trio Of Pensioners In Going In Style Remake

10 August 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

New Line Cinema’s habit of remaking its own titles every ten or so years, presumably to “keep them fresh,” is reaching farther back in time for Going In Style. Based on the 1979 movie by Martin Brest (Scent Of A Woman), the 2015 version is ploughing ahead with Zach Braff taking over directorial duties from the film’s writer Ted Melfi and a leading man finally locked down.

According to the latest report from Deadline, Matt Dillon is on board to play an FBI agent tasked with tracking a bunch of cantankerous pensioners whose later-in-life hobbies involve bank robbery. The original seventies outing featured George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasburg as three elderly New Yorkers who choose to stave off the boredom of old age by robbing a bank. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, a superb line-up, play that same trio in Braff’s version. Instead of robbing »

- Gem Seddon

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Ann-Margret Returns to Big Screen in Zach Braff’s ‘Going in Style’ Remake (Exclusive)

10 August 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood legend Ann-Margret has joined the cast of Zach Braff’s “Going in Style” remake as Alan Arkin’s love interest, TheWrap has learned. The duo previously shared the screen in “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” back in 2006. Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star as lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank that bilked them out of their hard-earned pensions. Matt Dillon will play the FBI agent pursuing the elderly trio, while Joey King (Braff’s “Wish I Was Here”) will play Caine’s granddaughter. Also Read: Ann-Margret Joining 'Ray Donovan' The Ted Melfi »

- Jeff Sneider

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Matt Dillon Joins Morgan Freeman in ‘Going in Style’

10 August 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Dillon is joining Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin in New Line’s reboot of the 1979 George Burns caper comedy “Going in Style.”

Zach Braff, who helmed the Kickstarter-funded comedy “Wish I Was Here,” will direct from Ted Melfi’s script. Warner Bros.-based Donald De Line is producing while Tony Bill, who produced the original film, is exec producing.

The original movie, which starred Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, followed three retirees who wore Groucho Marx glasses to execute a bank heist. Directed by Martin Brest, the film was a solid performer for Warner, grossing $30 million at the box office.

The new version of “Going in Style” will center on three retired men who lose their pensions when the company they’ve worked for their entire lives is sold to a foreign corporation. Desperate for money to survive, they set out to rob the very bank that’s withholding their money. »

- Dave McNary

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Matt Dillon To Chase Retired Robbers In ‘Going In Style’ Remake

10 August 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: It will be Matt Dillon who chases the trio of Social Security-aged stick-up men in the Zach Braff-directed Going in Style remake. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin are playing lifelong pals who become bank robbers. The New Line comedy, based on the 1979 Martin Brest-directed film, was scripted by Ted Melfi and is produced by Donald De Line. Dillon, who has been starring in exec producer M. Night Shyamalan’s Fox summer series Wayward Pines, will play… »

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Matt Dillon Will Be Going In Style

10 August 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Zach Braff might not be the first person you’d think of to be directing a remake of 1979 George Burns comedy Going In Style, but that’s exactly what’s happening. He’s now added Matt Dillon to the cast.Dillon joins Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin in the film, which has a script from Ted Melfi. The original movie starred Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as bored Brooklyn senior citizens who hatch a plan to rob a bank. They pull off the caper wearing Groucho Marx disguises and then significantly increase their earnings with some casino luck. Their story becomes a media cause célèbre, but ill health and killjoy cops but a dampener on their adventures. In the new take, the three main men are retired types who lose their pensions when the company they’ve toiled for all their lives is sold to a foreign corporation. »

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Kevin Bacon Wants More Male Nudity in Hilarious PSA -- See Why He Wants To 'Free The Bacon'

5 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kevin Bacon has a very important message!  The actor is the new face of one hilarious mock PSA, titled "#FreetheBacon," for Mashable. In the spoof, the 57-year-old actor addresses a growing "problem" in Hollywood: The lack of male nudity in television and film.  Check out the hilarious video above to see why the "Wild Things" star wants you to help him "free the bacon."  "In so many films and TV shows, we see gratuitous female nudity, and that's not Ok. Well, it's Ok, but it's not fair to actresses, and it's not fair to actors, because we want to be naked too. Gentlemen, it's time to free the bacon," he explains in the video. "And by bacon, of course, I mean your wiener, your balls and your butt." The actor is no stranger to on-screen nudity, either. He's bared his bod in flicks like "Wild Things" and even says he »

- tooFab Staff

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Kevin Bacon Wants to Play a Nude Marvel Superhero

5 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Would you watch a Marvel movie if it featured Kevin Bacon as a superhero? Now, what if that superhero was nude? And he had one of the infinity stones on his private parts? That's the idea the iconic actor proposes in the latest PSA to come out of Hollywood, which was launched on Mashable. Though, this isn't any average PSA. It's not asking theatergoers to be quiet, or for animal rights, or a proposed march on the nation's capitol. No! Kevin Bacon is asking for more male nudity. Preferably full-frontal nudity.

Kevin Bacon certainly has a bone to pick with Hollywood. He doesn't feel that there are enough male wieners to go around. Yet, there is just so much gratuitous female nudity. Not just in movies, but on television too. He doesn't believe this is fair. Why? Because male actors want to get naked, too. And they simply aren't given the chance. »

- MovieWeb

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Meek Mill -- I Wasn 't Lyin' ... Drake Really Did Get Peed On!

31 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Meek Mill's random line at the end of his Drake diss song -- that Drake once got Peed On -- is true. The lyric in question came at the very end of "Wanna Know," where Meek said, "You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater n****, we ain’t forget." Our sources say, it all went down in 2010, during a private screening of "Takers" on the Sony lot ... a movie in which Matt Dillon, »

- TMZ Staff

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Film Nerd 2.0 stays gold with an emotional screening of 'The Outsiders'

29 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Film Nerd 2.0 is an ongoing series in which we explore the ways we share media with our kids, particularly those of us who grew up deeply in love with movies. The media landscape has changed completely, and parents need to be more engaged than ever in what their kids watch and what they take from that entertainment. "Daddy, why did the Karate Kid Johnny die?" When "The Outsiders" was released in 1983, I was 13, and I already dearly loved the S.E. Hinton novel. It's melodramatic as hell, but that's how it feels to be a teenager, no matter what era you're talking about. I may not have had to deal with Socs or Greasers, but navigating the turbulent emotional landscape of adolescence was something that informed every line of Hinton's book. Francis Ford Coppola's film is burnished and beautiful, and it featured a young cast made up of actors on »

- Drew McWeeny

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