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Producer-writer Rob Long, one of the co-founders of the conservative site Ricochet, says that there are a number of reasons why the entertainment industry has for some time leaned left politically — maybe even more so today than a decade ago.
There have been a lot of theories as to why the industry — which, during the studio era, was actually quite conservative — is now lopsided in favor of Democrats.
“I think that in Hollywood, part of the problem is that everyone gets paid a lot of money — the ones who are setting the culture, the tone of the culture,” Long tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM. “They don’t always see what they get. I always say the best piece of direct mail persuasion for the Republican Party is the pay stub. Everybody has that experience when you look at your check. You look at your pay stub, and you see »
- Ted Johnson
Stephen Ohl and Jonah Ehrenreich are ready to embark on an uninhibited party across Barcelona in the official trailer for their upcoming horror film, ‘Hooked Up.’ The thriller’s intriguing clip was released by its distributor, Uncork’d Entertainment, which is set to unveil the movie on VOD on April 7, and DVD on June 9. First-time feature film director, Pablo Larcuen, both helmed and co-wrote the horror comedy with Eduard Sola. ‘Hooked Up’ was also executive produced by Jaume Collet-Serra, who’s known for helming the Liam Neeson action movies ‘Non-Stop,’ ‘Unknown’ and ‘Run All Night,’ as well as making his feature film directorial debut with the 2005 horror thriller remake, ‘House [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
★★☆☆☆ With The Gunman (2015), Sean Penn becomes the latest inductee into that club slowly being filled by older gentlemen with a particular set of skills. Pierre Morel was a key figure in the meteoric rise of the 'geriaction' genre with his explosive Taken (2008), not only launching Liam Neeson's own brand of ass-kicking but transforming the subgenre from camp silliness to exploitation gold. It's now seven years later and a raft of imitators have tried their hands with varying success, while the Taken series has itself suffered from diminishing returns. If this latest staid entry into the canon is anything to go by, few lessons have been learned in recent times.
- CineVue UK
Vincent D’Onofrio may have once played the good guy, but he harbors no worries whatsoever that he’s now been typecast as quite the opposite. Gone are those Law & Order days, as D’Onofrio is trekking out west for Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. And if the ‘villainous’ descriptor in the title didn’t give it away, he’s not going to be one of that titular crew.
The Magnificent Seven was originally ushered to the big screen back in 1960 by John Sturges and a starry cast of leading men. For Fuqua’s re-telling, it’s believed that the story will unravel after the Civil War, and depict a similar plot about a small town threatened by thugs. When one resident stands up to a crew of drug barons intent on ruining their community, she hires a bounty hunter and his gang to scare them away. »
- Gem Seddon
Sony and MGM are splitting the cost evenly with Sony distributing the pic. MGM will oversee production.
The 1960 film, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai,” starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. It centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.
Production is expected to start within the next month as Fuqua assembles the remaining cast.
- Justin Kroll
Politicos, business titans and stars gathered for a press gala in the fall of 2012 to hear the big news: Joel Silver would bring his movie company to Venice’s historic post office. To hear the producer and his backers talk, the move would unleash a creative renaissance for both Silver and the beach community.
“The man who brought us ‘The Matrix,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘Predator’ will have an address that matches his grand imagination,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proclaimed to a crowd that included actor Tobey Maguire and former Yahoo chief Terry Semel, his longtime pal from their days at Warner Bros. Silver pledged to “help change the paradigm of Hollywood,” by turning a refurbished Venice post office into a creative hub, a center for technological innovation and a meeting place for friends and neighbors.
Nearly two and a half years after that elaborate rollout, though, work on Silver »
- James Rainey
The movie chronicles a naval captain being forced against his will to navigate a cocaine-filled submarine past the Us coast guard.
This could be the next major action project for Neeson, who recently hinted that he would like to give up the high-impact film genre.
Watch a trailer for Run All Night below: »
Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
Read More: Watch: Vinnie Chase Makes His Directorial Debut In Cameo-Packed 'Entourage' Trailer Sweet Bruce Dern is probably the least menacing actor in Hollywood, which makes him the perfect bully victim in this exclusive clip from "Cut Bank." The film features an all-star cast including Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton and, as seen above, Dern. Directed by Matt Shakman, the film is billed as an "all-American thriller," but based on the cast, the clip and the fact that the Shakman has previously worked on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," we're guessing the film is closer to a Coen Brothers-esque dark comedy rather than, say, anything starring Liam Neeson. Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fights To Save Zombie Daughter In 'Maggie' Trailer »
- Elizabeth Logan
These Empire costars are pairing up off screen! - Us Weekly Watch Cate Blanchett shut down this interviewer - HuffPost Celebrity David Beckham spends the day shirtless in Miami - Lainey Gossip Wait, Iggy Azalea might not have written "Fancy"?! - Dlisted You'd never, ever guess Ludacris's favorite movie - Et Liam Neeson signs up for his next big thriller - JustJared Stacy Keibler's definitely back into fighting shape - Hollywood Tuna Kelly Osbourne reveals her serious, brave decision - Pink Is the New Blog British star Kelly Brook shows off her slimmed-down look - The Superficial Salma Hayek is already getting wild on Instagram - I'm Not Obsessed »
A second trailer for the upcoming "Entourage" movie has been released and it's packed with more celebrities than we can keep track of!
The trailer goes deeper into the bro antics of Vinnie and the boys and includes an actor wanting to become a director, a gay wedding, a birth, a sex tape, a cage match with an Mma fighter, picking up on ladies out of their league – and, of course, sexy half-naked people dancing on yachts.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Listen, we know you love Entourage. You even watched after it stopped being cool, and now the trailer for the movie is here to remind you why we all fell for Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his pals. Cue the fast cars, dancing ladies in bikinis, and celebrity cameos from Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Armie Hammer, Tom Brady, T.I., and Jessica Alba. The movie is due out on June 5, and honestly, we can't wait. This looks like everything we once cherished about the HBO show, plus more of Mark Wahlberg showing off his actual entourage that the series was based on. Watch the trailer below! Here's the first trailer as well: »
Following on from a teaser a few months back, the second full trailer for the film based on HBO's cancelled comedy series "Entourage" has hit and shows actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), his boys, and his agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) getting into their usual antics.
The trailer also shows off pretty much all the star cameos in the film including Ronda Rousey, Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Billy Bob Thornton, Pharrell, Armie Hammer, Tom Brady, Kelsey Grammar, George Takei, Ed O'Neill, T.I., Haley Joel Osment, Jessica Alba, Andrew Dice Clay, David Spade, Emily Ratajkowski, Calvin Harris, Russell Wilson, and even Warren Buffet. The film is slated to open June 5th.
- Garth Franklin
If you never watched Entourage when it was on t.v., this trailer for its big screen outing may put you off, steeped as it is in the show's own lore, but for fans of the show, they will be beyond excited for the return of actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his tight knit group of friends and hangers on as they encounter problem upon problem as they try and get Chase's latest movie made. The humour is spot on what people remember form t.v., and the show worked best when it focused on the drama that goes hand in hand when dealing with the craziness of the Hollywood studio system, so of course that's where this new trailer excels at piquing your interest, as do the army of guest stars, from a blink and you'll miss it appearance from Gary Busey (following his wonderfully weird guest turn »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
HBO's "Entourage" is headed to the big screen this summer, bringing Vince and his boys and all their Hollywood antics to theaters across the nation. Vince (Adrian Grenier) is making his directorial debut that's already over budget, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) is making moves on Ufc champ Ronda Rousey, and the other guys are up to, well, whatever it is that they do. Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) is looking as tan and rich as usual.
Naturally, the trailer is full of booze and boats and partying hard. It's also jam-packed with stars; Jessica Alba and Pharrell show up, and even Liam Neeson lends a hand... Sort of. Even Mark Wahlberg shows up.
"Entourage" hits the big screen on June 5. [Via Vulture] »
- Jenni Miller
Liam Neeson's latest action flick, Run All Night, may have struggled at the box office, but earlier this year, Taken 3 proved that he still has pulling power. Never mind the fact that Taken 3 is a film best forgotten about. Quickly.
Neeson has now added another action film to his slate though, a submarine flick by the name of Narco Sub. This was a film that the late Tony Scott was once going to direct (Ridley Scott is one of the producers, alongside Simon Kinberg), and it's also a project that both Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua came close to making.
The first full trailer for the Entourage movie has premiered.
Billy Bob Thornton and Ronda Rousey have supporting parts as well, while cameos come from Calvin Harris, Tom Brady, T.I., Jessica Alba, Russell Wilson, Nina Agdal, Rob Gronkowski, Liam Neeson, David Spade, Kelsey Grammar, Pharrell and producer Mark Wahlberg.
The movie is written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin.
Entourage will open in Us cinemas on June 5 and June 19 in the UK. »
Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven return in the comedy that continues the characters’ journey from the popular HBO TV series, from Connolly’s Eric having a baby to Grenier’s Vince wanting to direct a $100 million tentpole.
Billy Bob Thornton and Ronda Rousey have supporting roles in the film. There are also cameos from Tom Brady, T.I., Jessica Alba, Russell Wilson, Nina Agdal, Rob Gronkowski, Liam Neeson, David Spade and Mark Wahlberg, who is one of the co-creators of the show and a producer on the film.
Doug Ellin, the show’s co-creator, directed the pic. The film bows on June 5.
- Justin Kroll
Salma Hayek can breathe easy now. Her passion project "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is finally coming to the big screen. Directed by Roger Allers ("The Lion King"), "The Prophet" is a collaborative animated tale featuring individual "chapters" from animation legends such as Tomm Moore ("The Secret of Kells" "Song of the Sea"), Joan Gratz (Academy Award winner for "Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase"), Bill Plympton ("Guard Dog and Your Face"), Paul and Gaetan Brizzi ("Fantasia 2000") and Mohammed Harib ("Freej"), among others. It's based on Gilbran's 1923 book and features a voice cast including Hayek, Liam Neeson, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Frank Langella and Alfred Molina. The film's score is by Oscar winner Gabriel Yared ("The English Patient") and it also includes additional music from Damien Rice, Glenn Hansard ("Once") and Lisa Hannigan. So, yes, that's a lot of pedigree talent in the mix. "The Prophet" debuted to positive reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The casualties this winter were staggering. Will Smith (Focus), Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending), Chris Hemsworth (Blackhat) and Sean Penn (The Gunman) crashed and burned in flashy vehicles designed to trade on their star power. Even Liam Neeson, so reliable in the Taken franchise, stumbled with the knockoff Run All Night. At the same time, February’s Fifty Shades of Grey and its $560 million gross minted two new stars in Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Or did it? Such is the tricky nature of star power these days: Actors toplining a movie that grosses hundreds of millions aren’t necessarily worth much
- THR Staff
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