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Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
Mark Wahlberg digs a nearly impossible hole to climb out of in The Gambler. Co-starring Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Brie Larson, the film examines a successful man whose gambling problem and poor decisions send his life spiraling out of control. The Gambler will make its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut on April 28.
We've been given the opportunity to host a fantastic giveaway for The Gambler home video debut from Paramount Home Entertainment. As with a game of cards, only the luck of the draw will determine the winners.
One grand prize winner will take home a copy of The Gambler on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD signed by Mark Wahlberg, a branded poker set, a gym bag to carry said poker set, and a t-shirt (all pictured above). A pair of runner-ups will each score The Gambler on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
For a chance to win one of these prizes, »
Tom Sturridge is an actor who’s so far been better known for his relationships with his fiancée, Sienna Miller, and his best friend, Robert Pattinson, than for his own acting CV, but that could all change this week with two high-profile projects. He’s starring in a new film version of Thomas Hardy’s classic, Far from the Madding Crowd, as Sergeant Frank Troy, the love interest of Carey Mulligan’s Bathsheba, and he’s also playing opposite Damian Lewis and John Goodman in the new revival of David Mamet’s play American Buffalo. »
Full disclosure, I am not a crier. I'm not sure if that comes as a result of some sort of macho pride, but I do know I get that choked up, "lump in my throat" thing on occasion, most recently during Jaeden Lieberher's final speech at the end of St. Vincent. I also had a similar moment during The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The one thing about admitting what makes you cry is it opens you up to possible ridicule or at least opens up a part of you that you don't often show, certainly not publicly. So to admit the movies that make you cry may be perceived as a scary thing, which means the Internet just might be the perfect avenue for having such a discussion since we are all, more or less, anonymous. The Academy, however, put a few people on the spot asking the likes of Oprah Winfrey, »
- Brad Brevet
Even though we’ve never had Saturday Night Live on TV regularly over here in the UK, I’ve somehow known about it my whole life and the sheer, massive, and hilarious influence its had on the North American and world comedy scene. It’s a completely unique cauldron of unexpectedly and somewhat ridicolously talented human beings, made from skin and funny stuff.
We’ve got the first trailer for Live From New York! that’s set to look through SNL’s history in-depth and give us some of the best highlights along the way, I’d say that’s guaranteed. As you’ll see in the trailer, it was all thanks to Canadian Lorne Michaels – so we’ll hear a lot about him – but there are also interviews with the stars of the historic show along the way that includes Laraine Newman, Chris Rock, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, »
- Dan Bullock
“Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary party just won’t stop.
The first trailer for the documentary “Live From New York!” — which chronicles the iconic NBC sketch comedy show’s cultural and historical impact — has debuted, offering old footage from the series and a new look at the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into putting it on week to week.
“They said it would be a cross between ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Monty Python,'” former cast member Laraine Newman (1975-1980) says in the trailer.
“It’s the only form where everyone is necessary to the end,” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels says. “We don’t go on because we’re ready, we go on because it’s 11:30.”
The film kicks off the Tribeca Film Festival »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Rupert Wyatt's remake of The Gambler arrived in theaters last Christmas without a big splash, and I think it was just the timing. It's a very good movie, one of the most underrated of 2014, but it couldn't compete with the awards contenders of that season. Well, there was some buzz from myself and others about John Goodman deserving a Best Supporting Actor nod. He's definitely the best part of the movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg as an author and college professor who is addicted to making unwise bets at the blackjack table. Goodman plays Frank, one of the loan sharks that Wahlberg's character must deal with after his debts to a gambling house owner and another loan shark get out of hand. He doesn't have a lot of scenes, but those appearances have a lot of...
- Christopher Campbell
In Paramount's The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, a professor by day and a degenerate gambler by night, who continues to rack up more and more debt from his illicit hobby. Today we have an exclusive preview where the star reveals he wanted to take on one of his toughest scenes in the movie first, a 10-page lecture where he discusses William Shakespeare with his class. The actor explains that filmmaker Rupert Wyatt was surprised by his choice to tackle this dialogue-heavy scene right away, but the actor says that he learned a trick from his time on The Fighter, where they got the most physical scenes done as soon as possible.
We also hear from Brie Larson, who plays one of Bennett's students Amy. She reveals that Mark Wahlberg must have done that scene over 100 times, over the first two days of production, and watching him work was »
"It's America right now, whether you like it or not." It's almost time for the Tribeca Film Festival, where the "Saturday Night Live" documentary Live from New York! will kick things off right in the Big Apple where the iconic sketch comedy series is created. And with that comes the first trailer for the look back at the legacy of the show that has shaped and continues to influence pop culture and comedy as we know it. There's plenty of behind the scenes footage, sketch clips and talking heads from the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John Goodman and many more. As a huge "SNL" fan, this is a doc I cannot wait to see. Watch! Here's the trailer for Bao Nguyen's Live from New York!, originally from Yahoo: Live from New York! is a documentary directed by Bao Nguyen. The film explores the early years of the »
- Ethan Anderton
I don’t know about you, but I was all excited to see the BBC mini-series “Dancing on the Edge” with Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tambay was all excited too about and wrote about it a few times Here and Here and Jana Sante wrote an extensive review of it for us Here It sure sounded very interesting. The period drama was set in the 1930’s in the U.K. was written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, and starred Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby, John Goodman and Jacqueline Bisset. And according to the official description of the show, the series “illustrated the journey of a group of Black jazz musicians - the Louis Lester Band - as they steadily rise to stardom, a »
Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.
It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.
To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.
One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »
- Movie Geeks
Read More: Tribeca Film Festival Will Open with 'Saturday Night Live' Documentary 'Live From New York!' It was announced today that the feature length documentary film "Live From New York!" will be getting a theatrical release on June 12. The film explores the early years of "Saturday Night Live" and features archival footage, stolen moments and exclusive commentary from Lorne Michaels, SNL legends, journalists, hosts and crew including Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, John Goodman, Tina Fey, Candice Bergen, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin and more. "When Jl and I first conceived of the idea for this film, it was always our vision that it be released theatrically," said co-producer Tom Broecker. "Given that 'Live From New York!' highlights the impact SNL has had on American culture, it's only fitting that it be available to moviegoers across North America," added his fellow creator and producing partner Jl Pomeroy. »
- Casey Cipriani
“Live From New York!,” directed by Bao Nguyen, will debut April 15 as the opening film at the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary combines archival footage with interviews of “SNL” cast members, crew, hosts and journalists and traces the evolution and influence of the show over nearly 800 episodes.
The show premiered on NBC on Oct. 11, 1975. The documentary is created and executive produced by J.L. Pomeroy and Tom Broecker, and produced by Kimmie H. Kim, Sarah Cowperthwaite and Owen Moogan, with associate producer Demetra Stavrakas.
Abramorama’s release will include support from the Landmark Theater chain, including their venues in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. »
- Dave McNary
The next time Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live, he'll join the illustrious Five-Timers Club, a swanky association of hosting all-stars that includes Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, and Drew Barrymore (she first hosted when she was just seven, remember that?). While it's not shocking that Johnson is bound for such an honor, it is surprising how quickly the action star has gone from SNL newbie to slam-dunk host – he first hosted the show in 2000, back when he was still known simply as "The Rock" – building up »
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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