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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.
- Scott J. Davis
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
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
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 »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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, »
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
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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, »
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.
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
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
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 »
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
It is hard to believe that creator Lorne Michaels’s legendary late night variety show Saturday Night Live has been kicking around the American airways for four decades and still remarkably standing on its hind legs even until this very day. No doubt that SNL has shaped the pop cultural minds of its avid viewers for forty-plus years on the small screen. Importantly, SNL gave birth to the careers of some of Hollywood’s major top stars in the realm of film, television and stage.
Sure, SNL is an immense institution in television. In fact, NBC-tv will acknowledge the iconic late night program when it broadcasts the 40th anniversary highlighting Saturday Night Live’s on-air staying power with many of the show’s luminaries returning and paying retrospect to the classic sketch comedy that became one of America’s most enduring and long-lasting laughfests.
Unfortunately, SNL has never had the »
- Frank Ochieng
This story first appeared in the Feb. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Alec Baldwin (hosted 16 times) "SNL started before the Internet, but it has been, with regularity, as timely as a blog post. Its roots are vaudeville: jokes and music, followed by more jokes and music. The show became an institution by emulating other institutions and doing it well." John Goodman (13) "I love that the show doesn't go on at 11:30 because it's done already; it goes on because it starts at 11:30. There's a huge adrenaline rush to hosting. I was hooked. My first
- Stacey Wilson
When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.
Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos)
- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham
If Flannery O’Connor had ever abandoned writing to try her hand at Southern-fried reality TV, the result would probably look something like Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel’s “Finders Keepers.” At times gleefully indulging in the absurdities of one of the decade’s weirdest man-bites-dog news stories — involving a pitched legal battle over ownership of a severed leg — and at others halting the laughter in its tracks to dig deep into the pain and struggles of the real people involved, this hysterical, insightful and genuinely empathetic documentary could easily prove a specialty hit with the right handling.
“Finders Keepers” is not the first doc to attempt to restore three-dimensional humanity to someone who had essentially become a human meme — Ben Steinbauer’s “Winnebago Man” is a worthy predecessor — but it’s unusually skillful in balancing its rubberneck entertainment value with warm, wise perspective. As one interviewee notes, “It’s a funny story, »
- Andrew Barker
We may have moved on from the Holiday season just a month ago, but the world of Holiday-themed films will keep the sleigh moving with the upcoming Let It Snow, which has just added a huge array of cast members. The novel adaptation looks to be an attempt to create a new Christmas classic that will apparently be focusing on family foibles. According to a report from The Wrap, the eggnog-pounding project will add: John Goodman, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde (pictured). The group will join Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, Jake Lacy, Alex Borstein, and Jon Tenney in a project that is increasingly becoming a clown car of notable actors. Getting behind the camera, will be director, Jessie Nelson. Primarily a scriptwriter of family-based comedic dramas, Let it Snow will be Nelson.s first directorial effort since 2001.s I Am Sam with »
With January upon us and the turkey still digesting in our stomachs some might think it premature to announce a new Christmas movie. However CBS Films are hoping to get us in the festive spirit as they trumpet high profile family comedy Let It Snow.
Set on Christmas Eve, it won’t surprise you to learn it features a clan gathering at which everyone learns a valuable life lesson. Doesn’t sound too inspiring until you read the cast list – Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde and Anthony Mackie are in the (stuffing) mix, alongside Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Marisa Tomei, Ed Helms and June Squibb. Now that’s a relative ruckus I could get on board with.
If that line up wasn’t enough to pull your moviegoing cracker then the presence of T Bone Burnett on soundtrack duties may well set fire to your pudding. Known for his »
- Steve Palace
The Gambler, 2014.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?
Spoilers for both the 1974 and 2014 versions of The Gambler below…
At the end of Karel Reisz’s 1974 film The Gambler James Caan’s character is debt-free after dragging a young student with a promising basketball career into the world of sports fixing. The student, Caan sees, is just as susceptible to making a quick thousand dollars as Caan is to losing it. Caan never smiles or shows signs of having broken free of his addiction; rather he goes into a nearby rundown brothel, picks a fight with a pimp, »
- Gary Collinson
Mention James Wan’s name, and more times than not, the Saw or Insidious series will come up. Every once in a great while, a fan of the criminally underrated Dead Silence will be brought up (and rightfully so, it’s wonderful), but for the most part, Wan’s fanbase tends to focus on the traps of Saw, the ghosts of Insidious or the frightening Warren experiences of The Conjuring. One film in Wan’s filmography that always seems to get the shaft in conversations or isn’t referred to much, is his loose adaption of Brian Garfield’s novel, Death Sentence. That film has always held a spot in my heart for many reasons, the writing, the music, the performances, and most of all, the morality tales and lessons that though are not subtle whatsoever, speak volumes about how far we can get from who we are, while trying »
- Jerry Smith
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