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The Evolution of Matt Damon From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Downsizing’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Matt Damon From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Downsizing’ (Photos)
Matt Damon was just 18 when he made his movie debut with a small role in 1988’s “Mystic Pizza,” which was also the second feature of Julia Roberts. In 1992’s “School Ties,” Damon played a prep school bully who antagonized a Jewish student played by Brendan Fraser. Damon grew a peculiar, Ethan Hawke-like goatee for his role as Lt. Britton Davis in 1993’s “Geronimo: An American Legend.” Damon famously dropped 40 pounds off his already thin frame to play a drug-addled Gulf War veteran opposite Meg Ryan in 1996’s “Courage Under Fire.” For the role, he famously dropped 40 pounds off his already.
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FX releases teaser trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trust

FX has released a trailer for Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy’s upcoming anthology series Trust. The first season revolves around the story of the real life kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (played by Harris Dickinson) and stars Donald Sutherland as oil baron J. Paul Getty alongside Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, and Michael Esper; take a look below…

“The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? ‘Trust’ charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone.
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‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘All the Money in the World’ Rival Stars Donald Sutherland in Kevin Spacey’s Former Role

If Christopher Plummer need any tips on playing John Paul Getty after replacing Kevin Spacey on “All the Money in the World,” perhaps he should call up Donald Sutherland. Sutherland will play the oil tycoon on Danny Boyle’s new series for FX, “Trust,” which released a promising first teaser trailer today. With Ridley Scott’s take on the same event suddenly mired in controversy, it will be fascinating to see how Boyle’s measures up. (And perhaps another reason why Scott is so determined to finish his film quickly).

Trust” maps the Getty family legacy, beginning with the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. If ordered for more seasons, the series would explore other chapters in the oil family’s history.

Read More:Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

In addition to Sutherland as Getty, “Trust” stars Hilary Swank as Gail Getty,
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‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘All the Money in the World’ Rival Stars Donald Sutherland in Kevin Spacey’s Former Role

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If Christopher Plummer need any tips on playing John Paul Getty after replacing Kevin Spacey on “All the Money in the World,” perhaps he should call up Donald Sutherland. Sutherland will play the oil tycoon on Danny Boyle’s new series for FX, “Trust,” which released a promising first teaser trailer today. With Ridley Scott’s take on the same event suddenly mired in controversy, it will be fascinating to see how Boyle’s measures up. (And perhaps another reason why Scott is so determined to finish his film quickly).

Trust” maps the Getty family legacy, beginning with the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. If ordered for more seasons, the series would explore other chapters in the oil family’s history.

Read More:Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

In addition to Sutherland as Getty, “Trust” stars Hilary Swank as Gail Getty,
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Kevin Spacey Scandal: Sony May Move ‘All the Money in the World’ Release (Exclusive)

Kevin Spacey Scandal: Sony May Move ‘All the Money in the World’ Release (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures is considering moving the release date of “All the Money in the World” and is weighing canceling its American Film Institute premiere next week, according to insiders. The studio is still debating how to best position the Ridley Scott drama in the wake of multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations against its star Kevin Spacey.

A final decision has yet to be made. If “All the Money in the World’s” premiere is moved, there is a good chance it will be released in June 2018 instead of its current Dec. 22, 2017 release date. The film, which centers on the kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty’s grandson in Italy and the efforts to recover him, was originally being positioned as an awards candidate with Spacey’s performance as Getty believed to be its best chance for an Oscar nomination. In the wake of the allegations, Spacey has become so toxic that the studio has abandoned an awards
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Stranger Things: If You Don't Recognize Bob, You Should Be Ashamed

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Image Source: Netflix Perhaps the most winsome new character on Stranger Things season two is Bob Newby, aka Bob the Brain. He's Joyce's so-earnest-it-hurts new boyfriend, and he's chock-full of the greatest dad jokes ("I hope . . . it doesn't . . . suuuuck"). If you were racking your brain to try to figure out where you recognize Bob from, look no further - we've got all the info about this actor, who has appeared in some of the most iconic films of the past 30 years. Actor Sean Astin made his film debut in 1985 in The Goonies as Mikey Walsh, leader of the ragtag group of kids who have a madcap adventure searching for pirate treasure, which is why it's so perfect that he's now appearing on a TV show that features so many Goonies parallels. Image Source: Everett Collection After a couple of solid but smaller movies - White Water Summer with Kevin Bacon,
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Brendan Fraser’s Yearly Alimony Bill To Ex Wife Afton Smith is Absolutely Bonkers

Alimony is at this point a seemingly outmoded concept in some cases. As in this case with Brenden Fraser and his ex-wife Afton Smith, his alimony payments amount to about $900,000 annually. That’s also with child support payments for his three sons that should end when they turn 19 or graduate from high school. Considering that his kids were born after the year 2000 he’s got a few more years to go yet. This price is still insane since Afton seems to have to do nothing but whatever she’s been doing and she gets to collect nearly a million dollars

Brendan Fraser’s Yearly Alimony Bill To Ex Wife Afton Smith is Absolutely Bonkers
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The Mummy and Lifeforce: the strange parallels

Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017

This year's The Mummy reboot shares a surprising amount with the 1985 sci-fi horror classic, Lifeforce...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy and 1985's Lifeforce.

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When Universal Studios made The Mummy back in 1932, it was in the wake of Tut-mania: the fascination with Ancient Egypt following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb a decade earlier. As Egyptian-inspired symbols and designs began to appear on everything from jewellery to cigarette ads, stories began to circulate that the pharoah's tomb was cursed - and thus The Mummy, about a group of archaeologists who provoke the wrath of a long-dead Imhotep (Boris Karloff, hypnotic as always) emerged.

The Mummy's success was such that it became a long-running franchise: Universal made four direct sequels between 1940 and 1944, with a comedy spin-off, Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, joining them in 1955. The UK's Hammer Film
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15 Actors Almost Cast as Superman

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15 Actors Almost Cast as Superman
"It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Sylvester Stallone?!" Christopher Reeve cast such a long shadow after his incredible portrayal of Superman it took years to get another actor into the cape. (And lookalike actor Brandon Routh's performance in Superman Returns was nothing short of homage.) But before Christopher Reeve, and in many developmental stages along the way, under the guidance of directors like Tim Burton, Brett Ratner, and McG, a handful of major movie stars came close to securing the role of DC's Last Son of Krypton. Here, we're looking at 15 actors who were almost Superman.

Paul Newman

Paul Newman, the late screen legend who starred opposite Robert Redford in the cinematic classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, among other notable roles, turned down Superman not once, not twice, but three different times. He was offered the lead role, as well as the roles of Lex Luthor and Superman's dad,
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Top 5 Football Films

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I have always loved the sport since I was a kid. From playing “Tecmo Bowl”, “Madden” just about every year and NFL Blitz to playing the real thing for a number of years. I love the sport almost as much as I love movies. When you put the two together you can get some really memorable films. Here’s my picks for top five football films.

Little Giants

It seems like each sport has at least one film made for children. Baseball has Sandlot, hockey has Mighty Ducks, basketball has Space Jam and so on. Well when it comes to football that film is Little Giants. The Little Giants
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The Cinematic Universe Fascination: A Bigger Picture Obsession

Tom Jolliffe on Hollywood’s fascination with the shared cinematic universe…

Marketing, labelling, packaging. It’s everywhere. In cinematic terms it’s more important than ever. Everything is governed by men with clipboards. Or the modern equivalent. I suppose it’s all tablets now. I’m a cave dwelling Cro-Magnon man, so I wouldn’t know but there’s an inherent need to have terms. What used to be “franchise” building is now “Universe” building. Franchise sounds too clinical. Too much like a money printing exercise. Universe implies creative expression I suppose. The desire to build a world which will just so happen to give studios the ability to home a number of films as opposed to just one.

Does the term “universe” mean that studios are focusing less on bottom line and more on creativity? Well…no. In fact the coining of this term which seems to have rapidly
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature – Review

(Left to right) Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) and Andie (voiced by Katherine Heigl) in Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Photo courtesy of Open Road Films / Distributor: Open Road Films ©

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature brings back the characters of the 2014 animated film The Nut Job for another round of puns and slapstick, in a sequel that is a bit better than the original. It works as a summer afternoon’s distraction for young kids but this unoriginal 3D animated movie won’t impress their parents much.

Instead of another heist plot, this time the animals are fighting to save their home from development. Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), his wordless pal Buddy the rat, pug dog Precious (Maya Rudolph), and the other animals of Liberty Park in Oakton are living the easy life feasting on the contents of the town’s nut shop, even though red squirrel
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Review Round-Up: All Eyez on Me Mummy’s Rough Night

Not only are the Cinema Geeks bringing their movie reviews to their podcast, but to help supplement the reviews they do in the actual podcast, each month they will be giving us their quick takes on the months new releases – in this case Us releases for the month of June 2017. Each release will receive a quick take from one or more of the Cinema Geeks crew.

All Eyez on Me

Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham,, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana | Directed by Benny Boom

OptimusSolo’s thoughts:

I came into this year thinking All Eyez on Me had the potential to be this years Straight Outta Compton and boy was I wrong. This movie lacked focus in the worst way and instead fell into the same traps we have seen so many other biopics succumb to over the years. Instead of focusing on one specific event or
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The Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman Isn’t Sure If He’ll Stay Involved In The Dark Universe

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Earlier this year, the Tom Cruise-starring Mummy remake hit theaters. Admittedly, it was a film that not a lot of people were asking for, as we’d gotten our fix years prior with the Brendan Fraser remake. However, if there was one thing this film had that any previous incarnation didn’t, it was the prospect of a shared universe. Going straight into it, Universal planned on creating a self-proclaimed Dark Universe that would consist of many iconic monsters including the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Invisible Man, and many more.

Unfortunately, be it from the negative reviews of The Mummy, the lack of interest in a remake, or filmgoers’ aversion to the growing number of shared universes out there, but the film didn’t do well. When all said and done, it made less than $400 million worldwide, and likely last the studio north of $50 million. Suddenly, this
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Review: Russell Mulcahy's Tale Of The Mummy (1998), a cheap and cheesy take on the venerable monster

I vaguely remember watching Tale of the Mummy with my parents in a movie theatre when I was a kid. This was back in 1998, when Stephen SommersThe Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser (one of my all-time guilty pleasures, by the way) was at the height of its popularity —films with similar themes and plots, such as Russell Mulcahy’s Tale, were taking advantage of the hype for Universal’s summer blockbuster. As a kid, I really didn’t know the difference between both pictures, and was only excited to see yet another Mummy movie on the big screen. But while Sommers’ film is an entertaining action-adventure populated by memorable characters and featuring state-of-the-art digital effects (for its time), Tale… is a completely different kind of beast....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray
Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey,
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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray
Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey,
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Trust: Hannah New (Black Sails) to Recur on FX TV Show

Hannah New is headed to FX. Deadline reports the Black Sails star has joined the network's upcoming TV show Trust.From executive producer Danny Boyle, the 10-part limited series chronicles the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, Harris Dickinson, Michael Esper, and Veroncia Echegui also star.Read More…
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