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Here Are the Best Answers From Steve Buscemi’s Reddit Ama

23 March 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Steve Buscemi stepped out of his comfort zone Monday night to take part in a Reddit Ama. The Q&A session was held on behalf of a documentary he's crowd-funding and co-producing called Check It, about a gay and transgender gang fighting to survive in Washington, D.C., via fashion. Buscemi answered questions about the film; shared Adam Sandler, John Goodman, and David Chase anecdotes; and addressed his character's fate in Boardwalk Empire. Thanks to all the chuckles and ums and ellipses, the typed-out answers sound fresh out of the actor's mouth. Read some of the highlights below. Did he know what was going to happen to his character in The Sopranos beforehand? Well, I signed up for 2 seasons, so I fully expected to come back for another season - and towards, you know, towards the end of that season, it was season 5, I got a message on my phone »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Paramount’s Insurge Gets Absorbed; Bad Robot’s ‘The Cellar’ Moves to Big Studio

23 March 2015 6:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures is folding it microbudget division Insurge into its main movie studio, forcing the label’s president Amy Powell to give up all film duties.

The only film on Insurge’s slate, Bad Robot/Insurge thriller “The Cellar,” starring John Goodman, will be released under the big Paramount banner.

Of the division’s three remaining staffers, two will now report to newly appointed president of production Marc Evans. Powell will now answer to Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey and focus on TV and digital projects, with one other staffer moving with her. Powell is currently overseeing four pilots including “School of Rock” at Nickelodeon (which was ordered at right to series), “Minority Report” at Fox and “Shooter” at USA. New hire Dina Hillier will join Powell as an exec focused on scripted comedy.

On March 13, Variety asked Paramount whether the studio was shuttering Insurge, and Par spokeswoman Katie »

- Justin Kroll

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The Gambler Review

17 March 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

• Directed by Rupert Wyatt • Scripted by William Monahan, adapted the original 1974 screenplay by James Toback • Warning, spoilers ahead!

Here’s another movie review for the The Hollywood News.  It’s a very loosely adapted remake of the 1974 James Caan (The Godfather’s Sonny Corleone) vehicle of the same name about an English literature professor with a compulsive gambling problem, this time starring Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar from The Wire), Brie Larsen (Rachel from Community), as well as veterans Jessica Lange (The postman always rings twice) and John Goodman (Barton Fink).

 And this gambling problem becomes the driving force of the movie as Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) struggles between trying to achieve an iota of normalcy in his life and his overwhelming desire to have everything, visually represented by having Bennett place increasingly larger bets at casinos, doubling and tripling his winnings, »

- Paul Heath

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Bryan Cranston’s ‘Trumbo’ Set for Nov. 6 Release

17 March 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recently launched distributor Bleecker Street has set Bryan Cranston’s “Trumbo” for an awards-season release on Nov. 6 in the U.S.

The film is based on the true story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston), who had been one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters before he was forced to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. When he refused to cooperate, he was sent to prison for 11 months.

Helen Mirren co-stars as Trumbo’s nemesis, columnist Hedda Hopper. Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg and Louis C.K. co-star in the pic, directed by Jay Roach.

Michael London’s Groundswell Prods. produces in association with Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson, and Nimitt Mankad through ShivHans Pictures. Bleecker Street, headed by Andrew Karpen, launched last summer and took on distribution of the ShivHans titles.

Upon his release, Trumbo became a prolific blacklisted writer and won an Oscar for »

- Dave McNary

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Relativity Nearing Deal for Jesse Owens Biopic Starring Anthony Mackie

16 March 2015 4:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Relativity Media is in negotiations to acquire Anthony Mackie‘s Jesse Owens biopic, which will feature the “Captain America: Winter Soldier” star as the Olympic hero, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. There’s no writer or director on board yet, but Relativity hopes to have the film ready by next summer in time for the 80th anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Owens won four gold medals and drew the ire of Adolf Hitler. Also Read: Olivia Wilde, Anthony Mackie, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Marisa Tomei Join ‘Let It Snow’ (Exclusive) Mackie is producing the project with his manager. »

- Jeff Sneider

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The Gambler Starring Mark Wahlberg Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April

12 March 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Mark Wahlberg plays an esteemed professor who dips into the dark side of gambling in director Rupert Wyatt's thriller The Gambler, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in April.

Paramount Home Entertainment will first release The Gambler to Digital HD on April 10. The Gambler Blu-ray, VOD and DVD release date will come later in the month on Ap

ril 28.

Co-starring with Wahlberg in The Gambler are John GoodmanBrie LarsonMichael Kenneth Williams, and Jessica Lange.

The Gambler Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. For a limited time, every combo pack will come packaged with $15 off a sports ticket at Ticketmaster.com.

Bonus features include the following:

Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler

Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler

Changing The Game: Adaptation

In The City: Locations

Dressing The Players: Costume Design

Deleted/Extended Scenes »

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The Gambler Starring Mark Wahlberg Headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April

10 March 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Mark Wahlberg plays an esteemed professor who dips into the dark side of gambling in director Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in April.

Paramount Home Entertainment will first release The Gambler to Digital HD on April 10. The Gambler Blu-ray, VOD and DVD release date will come later in the month on Ap

ril 28.

Co-starring with Wahlberg in The Gambler are John GoodmanBrie LarsonMichael Kenneth Williams, and Jessica Lange.

The Gambler Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. For a limited time, every combo pack will come packaged with $15 off a sports ticket at Ticketmaster.com.

Bonus features include the following:

Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler

Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler

Changing The Game: Adaptation

In The City: Locations

Dressing The Players: Costume Design

Deleted/Extended Scenes

Pre-order »

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Jay Roach Pivoting Back to Politics With HBO’s Lbj Biopic ‘All the Way’

7 March 2015 2:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jay Roach will direct an HBO biopic adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play “All the Way” centering around President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Bryan Cranston, who played Lbj in Broadway’s “All the Way,” will reprise the role for the HBO adaptation. Also Read: John Goodman in Talks to Join Bryan Cranston in Jay Roach’s ‘Trumbo’ (Exclusive) Cranston won the Tony for lead actor for his Lbj role in addition to the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards. Also Read: ‘Game Change’ Director Jay Roach Follows Agent Dan Aloni to Wme “All the Way” chronicles Lbj’s first year in office, »

- Jordan Chariton

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The Gambler available to pre-order on Blu-ray

3 March 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark Wahlberg’s latest film, The Gambler is now available to pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD.

Pre-order Via Amazon UK And Amazon Us

Set for release on June 1st in the UK, the film is also getting the exclusive limited-edition steelbook treatment at Zavvi, with a limited run of 1,500 copies available for collectors and fans. No special features or technical specifications have been announced as of yet.

Produced by Wahlberg, The Gambler co-stars Jessica Lange (King Kong), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire) and John Goodman (Flight), and is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). You can read our review of the film here.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Adding Possible 2016 Oscar Contenders in 'Trumbo', 'Splash', 'Grind' and 'Face'

27 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I know, I know... it's early in the year and the Oscars just ended and Oh my God what are you doingc Yet, the wheels keep turning and I like to be ahead of the game rather than playing catch up at the end of the year so I'm trying to make sure the database is locked and loaded for Oscar 2016 and I just got done adding a few contenders, contenders such as... Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash, which Fox Searchlight just acquired for distribution starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Aurore Clement. The pic centers on a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, »

- Brad Brevet

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"American Sniper": 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

22 February 2015 9:25 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From "The Good The Bad and The Ugly.Ca, Sneak Peek 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in director Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller:

Michael Stevens For 'The Good':

"In this pulse-pounding action feature, actor Bradley Cooper, eerily inhabits the role of patriotic Navy Seal 'Chris Kyle', with a steely determination in his eyes that gives way to a Wtf expression whenever he pauses to think about what his dangerous job entails...

"...embodying his father's flashback wish for him to be a protective 'sheepdog', rather than a predator wolf preying on the weak, or an innocent sheep waiting to be led to slaughter.

"Director Eastwood deftly drops the viewer into the heart of darkness on several tours of duty with Kyle, as we share his moral responsibilities in the use of deadly force and power, plus the struggles veteran soldiers »

- Michael Stevens

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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com’s 2015 Oscar Predictions

21 February 2015 1:58 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Oscar! Oscar! Oscar! Say it three times to win it, and you’ll win every Academy Award pool you enter – at least for the nine categories covered here – if you follow the advice of the HollywoodChicago.com “experts.” We have the Oscar magic, so if you believe in it, then we deliver.

Three film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Patrick McDonald, Nick Allen and Spike Walters – will not only predict Sunday’s big night, but will suggest choreography to Neil Patrick Harris for his opening number. The crew will opine on Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress and Director. As in previous years, the prognostications are broken down into thoughts on who Will Win, Should Win and Should Have Been Nominated (for one last gasp of dissent). The predictors will also take on a wild card guess for several other categories, and the latest odds on the rest of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Plans Thomas Edison Movie

18 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As J.J. Abrams continues post-production work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the filmmaker's company Bad Robot is developing a biopic on inventor Thomas Edison for Paramount Pictures. The Wrap reports that this currently untitled Thomas Edison Biopic will depict the inventor as "a rugged eccentric genius."

No specific story details were given, and it isn't known if Bad Robot has hired a screenwriter quite yet. Thomas Edison was known as The Wizard of Menlo Park, who introduced electricity to America and was also one of the first pioneers in the motion picture industry, creating the first motion-picture camera, along with the long-lasting light bulb and the phonograph. The inventor holds over 1,000 patents for his breakthrough inventions.

The project will be competing with The Weinstein Company's Thomas Edison biopic entitled The Current War, which has Ben Stiller attached to direct. The story follows Edison's rivalry with George Westinghouse, »

- MovieWeb

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Paramount Extends J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Deal to 2018

18 February 2015 2:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures and J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions have extended their first-look deal for three years through July 2018.

Bad Robot and Paramount’s first-look partnership began in 2006. Since then, Bad Robot’s films for Paramount have included 2008’s “Cloverfield,” 2009’s “Star Trek,” 2010’s “Morning Glory,” 2011’s “Super 8,” 2011’s “Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

“Ghost Protocol” was the top performer among the Bad Robot titles with nearly $700 million in global box office.

Bad Robot is currently shooting “Mission: Impossible V,” with Christopher McQuarrie directing and Tom Cruise returning in his starring role. Cruise is also producing the franchise film, co-financed by Skydance Productions and set for a July 31 release.

Paramount decided last month to move “Mission: Impossible V” forward from Christmas — thus avoiding a clash with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which Abrams directed. The seventh Star Wars movie opens Dec. »

- Dave McNary

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Bad Robot extends Paramount deal

18 February 2015 4:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jj AbramsBad Robot Productions has extended its first-look deal at paramount through July 2018.

Christopher McQuarrie is currently shooting Mission: Impossible V for Bad Robot, which Skydance Productions co-finances with Paramount.

Tom Cruise reprises his role in the action thriller and the studio has set a July 31 release date.

Bad Robot is in post on thriller The Cellar starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman and is in pre-production on the next Star Trek feature that Justin Lin will shoot this summer for a July 2016 release.

Bad Robot and Paramount’s first-look partnership began in 2006. Their most recent hit was Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Video Highlights

16 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

NBC aired the three and a half hour 40th Anniversary special for their beloved late night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live last night, and it was surely an affair to remember, with memorable appearances by comedians who got their start on the show, such as Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake kicked off the show with a memorable cold open, which is just one of many video highlights you can watch below, in case you missed the special or just want to relive it all over again.

Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special was watched by 23.1 million viewers last night, making it the network's most-watched primetime program in over 10 years, excluding post-Super Bowl programs. The ratings were the highest since the 2004 series finale of ER, which was watched by 23.9 million viewers. Also, excluding the Super Bowl and major awards ceremonies, »

- MovieWeb

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'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special: The 9 Greatest Segments of the Night

16 February 2015 2:14 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Saturday Night Live has been entertaining audiences for 40 years with some of the funniest, edgiest, and smartest humor on television.

For the sketch show's massive, star-studded three-and-a-half hour anniversary special, the show pulled out all the stops and gave fans the nostalgic retrospective everyone wanted, while creating brand new content that proves once and for all that any of the show's beloved characters and sketches can still stand the test of time.

Video: Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph Reveal Their Favorite 'SNL' Characters

Like any episode of SNL, there were a few bumps and hiccups here or there, and like any episode it didn't matter at all because you never stopped smiling.

Below, we take a look at the nine funniest, most nostalgic moments of the night.

#9. "Wayne's World" Returns

Dana Carvey and Mike Myers reprised their roles as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar in an SNL-themed episode of Wayne's World that might have »

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More stars than you can handle were at 'SNL40'

16 February 2015 1:24 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Want to take a guess on which event had the biggest turnout of superstars that cross the worlds of movies, music, TV and sports? The Golden Globes? Not this past show. The Grammys? Maybe, but really just from the music biz. Next Sunday's Academy Awards? We've seen the presenters so far and we're not sure it even matches the Globes. No, the entertainment capital of the world on Sunday was "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary celebration. Obviously, many of the returning cast members of "SNL" are huge stars in their own right. Will Ferrell, Bill Murray, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Billy Crystal and the one and only Eddie Murphy were all on hand. Frequent hosts such as Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman also stopped by (and quite possibly stole a little bit of »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Stars Hit ‘Saturday Night Live’ Red Carpet; See Your Favorites (photos!)

15 February 2015 9:23 PM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Kristen Wiig was within six degrees of separation from Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy and a slew of other “The Saturday Night Live” castmembers at the show’s 40th Anniversary celebration Sunday (Feb. 15) at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The event also included many of the show’s most memorable guests, from Jerry Seinfeld to Tom Hanks and John Goodman. ...Read More »

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The 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards

9 February 2015 9:54 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards It's hard to believe I've been doing my own brand of "awards" for seven years now. Perhaps because film awards seem to have grown increasingly irrelevant, but when you watch as many movies as I do per year it is nice to sit back and remember the finer moments of the past year, especially when we're stuck in the doldrums of the early year releases, dealing with the likes of Jupiter Ascending, Taken 3, Blackhat and Seventh Son. So, as we are now only a few weeks away from the 87th Annual Academy Awards, it's time to hand out the 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards, looking back on a year that turned out to be much better than it initially appeared it may be. A hard question I'm trying to answer is just what kind of year in movies was 2014c Like previous years, blockbusters came and went. »

- Brad Brevet

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