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Watch: Andrew Garfield Gets The House Back In First Clip From Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

27 August 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Andrew Garfield has been locked up in “Spider-Man” world for quite some time now, but he’s used his down time judiciously. He acted alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, something he’ll likely never forget, but since he was cast as the cheeky webslinger, Garfield’s only acted in one film. And he’s chosen well with “99 Homes,” the fifth feature-length effort by indie director Ramin Bahrani. Cherished by the late Roger Ebert and Werner Herzog (who voiced his 2009 short, “Plastic Bag”) Bahrani went slightly mainstream with 2013's drama "At Any Price," an imperfect but still compelling "Crimes And Misdemeanors"-esque tale set in the heartland of America starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham no less. And while it was his first movie with a name cast, the filmmaker’s intentions were still much the same (and it was easily »

- Edward Davis

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Meg Ryan And John Mellencamp Break Up

20 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Meg Ryan and her rocker boyfriend John Mellencamp have split up after more than three years of dating.

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Split

Ryan and Mellencamp reportedly broke up after the distance started to take a toll on their relationship. “It was the distance,” a source told People. “She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana. It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause.”

Mellencamp has previously stated that not even his affection for Ryan could lure him to live in Manhattan. The “Jack & Diane” singer has called himself “too sensitive” for the big city and has stated his concern for his girlfriend, who has long called it home.

"I'm too sensitive to live there," he told Rolling Stone in December. "I can't see poor people. I can't see the suffering. I can't see the trash on the streets." As for the paparazzi attention Ryan faces, »

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Split After Three Years of Dating: Reports

20 August 2014 8:04 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Say it ain't so, folks! According to multiple reports, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have decided to call it quits after nearly three years of dating. Distance was reportedly a factor in the decision. The 52-year-old actress lives in New York City, while the 62-year-old rocker currently resides in Indiana. The pair quietly became an item in 2010 after Mellencamp split from his wife, Elaine Irwin, after 18 years of marriage. Ryan was previously married to The Rookie actor Dennis Quaid.   Although they both led very private lives, the twosome was spotted spending time together on Martha's Vineyard. They also were seen enjoying coffee and running errands in New York's SoHo »

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Here's How Robin Williams Changed TV

15 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Much has been said since Robin Williams' death on Monday of his contribution to movies. Certainly, his performances in such films as "Aladdin," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Good Will Hunting" are likely to endear him to new fans among moviegoers for generations to come. But it's easy to forget that he also made indelible contributions to the world of TV throughout his four-decade career. Older viewers remember his starmaking turn as a lovable alien on "Mork and Mindy," but that was only one instance of many where he changed the medium in ways large and small that will continue to be felt for a long time to come. Here are some of those ways.

"The Richard Pryor Show." Imagine an era when you could have seen Richard Pryor and Robin Williams doing sketch comedy together every week in primetime. That era really happened; it lasted just four weeks in 1977. That's »

- Gary Susman

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Ten Best: Extreme Weather Films

14 August 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Into the Storm, hitting UK cinemas on the 20th August, we have put together our favourite extreme weather films.

The Perfect Storm

This film reminds us that all extreme weather is 100 times worse when experienced at sea. The Perfect Storm is about the crew of the Andrea Gail, a small sword boat that fishes for swordfish.  The crew decide to ignore weather warnings and risk one last fishing expedition, after a poor season of catch. Little do the crew know, they are heading into the perfect storm, one they are unlikely to survive. Watching this film will show you how far visual effects have come since it was released in 2000. However, as it stars George Clooney, we can forget the visual effects in favour of watching his face.

The Day After Tomorrow

The Day after Tomorrow is one big lesson about global warming and a »

- Phil Wheat

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Any Given Sunday

11 August 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Oliver Stone's American football saga stars Al Pacino as a veteran coach who is forced to play a flashy rookie (Jamie Foxx) over the team's legendary quarterback (Dennis Quaid) by the club's ruthless young owner (Cameron Diaz). If the season becomes a roller coaster for the fans, it's nothing compared to the drama off the field as money, sleaze and back-stabbing threaten to tear the Miami Sharks apart. Stone brings his customary visual razzmatazz to the soapy operatics of the plot to score an eye-popping touchdown. »

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Forecast: Will 'Ninja Turtles' Take Down 'Guardians' This Weekend?

7 August 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Friday Am Update: Playing at 2,651 locations, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned an estimated $4.6 million from late Thursday shows. Among Summer 2014 releases, that's ahead of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($4.1 million), Maleficent ($4 million) and Lucy ($2.75 million).While those aren't all apples-to-apples comparisons*Apes opened at 10 p.m., while Turtles started at 7 p.m.*it still suggests that the movie will have no problem earning over $40 million this weekend (Paramount is now expecting mid-to-high $40 millions).Meanwhile, Into The Storm opened to $800,000.Forecast: On what should be another busy August weekend, the latest big-screen version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will attempt to take first place ahead of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.That could be easier said than done. Marvel's last three movies have all dropped between 56 and 58 percent in their second weekends, and there's little reason to expect Guardians will have a steeper decline than that. With strong word-of-mouth, »

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Five Essential Airplane Movies

2 July 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Graham with five essential airplane movies…

To celebrate the recent release of Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop on DVD, Blu-Ray and limited edition steelbox, let’s take a look at some other must-see movies that take high up in the sky…

Disney’s Planes (2013)

This spin-off from Pixar’s Cars is definitely a must-see…

Or not. I’m joking. It’s actually pretty unpopular, at least with critics, although it did manage to gross over $200 million. Did you know it’s getting a sequel?

5. Flightplan (2005)

Now this is actually worth seeing. Jodie Foster plays Kyle Pratt, an engineer who must frantically search for her daughter who goes missing during a flight, but everyone on the plane denies the daughter exists! This twisty thriller is an exciting watch.

4. Con Air (1997)

This mad-cap, over-the-top action film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer is hugely entertaining, and one of Nicolas Cage’s better films. It »

- Luke Graham

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Casting Net: Tom Hanks may be directed by Meg Ryan in WWII drama; Plus Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, more

26 June 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on screen for the actress’ directorial debut Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in the World War II coming-of-age drama based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and already serves as an executive producer. Erik Jendresen (Killing Lincoln) adapted the script that will also feature Ryan onscreen, as well as the previously announced Sam Shepard (August: Osage County), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Jack Quaid, Ryan’s son with actor Dennis Quaid. This would be the fourth time the pair has appeared on screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, »

- Jake Perlman

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Ros Journal (6/24/14): Will Nathan Fillion Replace Harrison Ford as Han Soloc

24 June 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you were to look at the url of yesterday's journal post you would notice it doesn't match the title of the actual post. The reason being I was going to get into something I almost posted, but ended up trashing, which was... restrict paid="true" ...a post regarding the rumor Tom Cruise might star in Star Wars: Episode VII. It was a story that originated from The Sun out of the UK, an outlet that rarely if ever posts anything of merit and it was all based on the fact Cruise was in London and had dinner with J.J. Abrams and other members of the Star Wars team, which are currently shooting in London, where Cruise will soon begin filming Mission: Impossible 5, which Abrams is producing. Clearly the story has no merit and I would have written as much in the post, which then begs the question, "So »

- Brad Brevet

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Four Major Studios Team Up For Launch of New Youth Charity

18 June 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate have teamed up for the launch of national charity TrueSpark to help provide support for the nonprofit that uses inspirational movies to expose, immerse and engage youth on issues of character.

With the launch of TrueSpark, at-risk youths between the ages of 11-18 will be able to view mainstream movies with positive messages and participate in interactive educational lessons, discussions and activities that build character and foster ethical behavior.

Celebrities involved in the cause include Dennis Quaid, Sean Astin and “The Carrie Diaries’”AnnaSophia Robb.

The program uses 50 inspirational films such as “Rocky,” “Rudy,” “The Blind Side” and “Freedom Writers” to deliver compelling lessons about character traits including, perseverance, courage, purpose, integrity, respect, humility and optimism.

TrueSpark has partnered with youth organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, After School All Stars, Kipp and Imagine charter schools, as well as public school districts »

- Nikara Johns

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Celeb Sightings! See Where Your Favorite Stars Hung Out This Week

11 June 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

--Newly engaged Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda hanging with Olivia Palermo and her fiance Johannes Huebl at the Solid & Striped First Annual BBQ and Pool Party in Southampton, N.Y. --Teri Hatcher attending the 42nd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament & Family Fun Day hosted by Dennis Quaid at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, CA. --Katie Holmes helping a fellow bootcamp-er pick out a set of weights at Barry’s Bootcamp Chelsea in NYC.  --Pharrell Williams speaking to students from his One Hand to Another program [...] »

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'The Blind Side' Director Boards Lenny Dykstra Biopic

4 June 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock is reuniting with producer Gil Netter for yet another sports drama, with this project based on the life of former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra.

No plot details were given, and it isn't known if a screenwriter is attached at this time. It isn't known if the project will focus on his playing days, or his well-documented problems off the field, after he retired from the game. Lenny Dykstra's professional playing career began in 1985 with the New York Mets, and he was an instrumental part in their 1986 World Series win, where his hard-nosed style of play earned him the nickname "Nails." He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1989, where he played until his last professional season in 1996. He briefly attempted a comeback at spring training in 1998, before he officially retired at the age of 35.

Lenny Dykstra was the subject of »

- MovieWeb

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Does This Movie Scene Feature the Worst Special Effects of All Time?

3 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

  Where do we even begin with the film Jaws 3D? The 1983 movie, starring Dennis Quaid as the son of Chief Brody from ye olde Amity Island and Lou Gossett Jr., is one of the worst chapters in the Jaws franchise. Oh, did we mention that Manimal (is awesome) star Simon MacCorkindale also got suckered into a role for this mess? Jaws 3D used technology as its biggest selling point and was one of several films that popped up during the 3D renaissance. The results were less than stellar, but thankfully the movie has survived as an object of fascination — which is why website Bloody Disgusting recently examined a scene from Jaws 3D. "Does This Jaws 3D Scene Have the Worst Special Effects of All Time?" the site asked. "This isn't some home video...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

2 June 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Blu-ray Release: Any Given Sunday 15th Anniversary

29 May 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $19.98

Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Al Pacino (Stand Up Guys) fights battles on and off the field in Oliver Stone’s (Savages) sports movie Any Given Sunday.

Not one of critics’ favorite films of three-time Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, Any Given Sunday nevertheless clicked with fans, grossing a tidy $75.5 million in theaters and a 74% moviegoer approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Our Disc Dish critics are on the more positive side for the film. While not a favorite, it’s a good one to have in your collection if you’re a fan of Pacino, Stone or definitely football. Even if you’re not into the actors and drama, the game footage is gorgeous.

Rated R, Any Given Sunday stars Al Pacino as Tony D’Amato, head coach for the fictional Miami Sharks football team, who won back-to-back championships four years ago. When the »

- Sam

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Innerspace’ (1987)

11 May 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Chip Proser and Jeffrey Boam

Directed by Joe Dante

USA, 1987

Science fiction is a genre in which anything is possible. Films in particular take advantage of this opportunity to transport its audience to new worlds and new ideas. In 1987, director Joe Dante and executive producer Steven Spielberg took us on a “big” adventure with the zany sci-fi comedy Innerspace. The film stars Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, and a young Meg Ryan, who all get involved with a scientific mission gone wrong. With an Oscar win for Best Visual Effects and a comic tone full of energy and fun, Innerspace is one ride from the 80s you might want to check out.

Lt. Tuck Pendleton (Quaid) is a brash Navy pilot who isn’t exactly looked upon as a military hero. He drinks, he fights, and he’s actually kind of a douche. His fellow pilots want nothing »

- Randall Unger

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‘Jaws 3D’: Cheap Carny Tricks and SeaWorld Sharks

2 May 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The summer of 2001 was especially tense. Having just been through an unending presidential election, the U.S. seemed especially on edge. Even before the towers fell in September, the media was already pushing a large, unknown insurgency, it’s face gracing the cover of Time just a month before.

The infamous “Summer of the Shark” cover is today gawked upon, like Y2K or the Africanized bees that preceded it. After a media feeding frenzy, there is always a through-the-looking-glass “What were we so worried about?” perspective that takes hold once reason sets in. And, as such, post-9/11, America stopped looking to the ocean.

Killer shark movies have since been relegated to direct-to-dvd shlock from Roger Corman and The Asylum.  However, just a few decades earlier, they were franchise-bait.

When Steven Spielberg was approached to direct a sequel to his first major success Jaws, he didn’t even bother responding. He »

- Kenny Hedges

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David Goyer goes on a Fantastic Voyage

2 May 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

He certainly made a mark with his keyboard for The Dark Knight Trilogy and in my books, to a lesser extent with Man Of Steel but David S. Goyer is set to write a treatment for The Fantastic Voyage. And while this is yet another reboot, the 1966 Sci-Fi classic will certainly be new for younger audiences, so it’ll be interesting to see what comes out of all this. The original movie involved the saving the life of a scientist, by shrinking a submarine and a small crew to a microscopic size and sticking them into his bloodstream. Hang on you say, didn’t Dennis Quaid also get miniaturized in Inner Space and go travelling inside a human body too? He did indeed. But that was so far ago, this reboot will feel like a brand new movie, especially considering the original came out weeks before the dinosaurs died out. »

- (Vic Barry)

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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

20 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »

- Gary Susman

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