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What happened to the cast of Breakfast Club? John Hughes classic is 30

15 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

30 years ago today, John Hughes's teen movie The Breakfast Club opened in the Us, and although it wasn't a runaway box office hit, in the years since it has rightly claimed a place as a screen classic.

Buoyed by brilliant performances, a sharp script and direction from Hughes and that Simple Minds track, this is a film we return to again and again. But what happened to its stars? We go then and now with the cast to find out what happened to the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal.

Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson

A staple of John Hughes movies in the '80s, Hall brought endearing geeky charm to National Lampoon's Vacation , Sixteen Candles and Weird Science.

As he grew out of child star roles, Hall sought to shed his established screen persona with a diverse selection of character parts across film and TV. »

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An Alabama Night in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze

11 February 2015 7:39 AM, PST | | See recent news »

David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay's impassioned Selma

Author, journalist, and fellow First Time Fest juror Gay Talese hosted an Alabama Night in New York screening at Paramount Pictures of Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated film Selma, a forceful and passionate look at a turning point in Civil Rights history. David Oyelowo in a spectacular performance as Martin Luther King Jr., Carmen Ejogo as his wife Coretta, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as Alabama Governor George Wallace, Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson, with Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Sheen and Alessandro Nivola are part of the remarkable ensemble.

Gay Talese with Mark Nelson and Culpepper Clark: "In 1965, I was one of the reporters covering this story…" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Glory, performed by John Legend and Common with music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Thn Talks ‘Badge Of Honor’ With Lochlyn Munro

9 February 2015 9:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lochlyn Munro may not be an immediately recognisable name but the Canadian actor has certainly been a prominent face in mainstream media since his breakout in the late 90s. You’ll know him best for his comedic appearances in A Night At The Roxbury, Scary Movie and White Chicks but the talented star has also featured in 21 Jump Street, Charmed, SmallvilleCastle and Arrow.

To celebrate the release of the new crime-thriller Badge Of Honor, we were fortunate enough to speak to Munro about the film, his past roles and his brilliantly diverse career.

Lochlyn: Hello, this is Lochlyn.

Thn: Hello Lochlyn, this is The Hollywood News. It’s a pleasure to be talking with you, I’m a huge fan!

Lochlyn: Oh well thanks, thanks! It must be a bit late for you out there, huh?

Thn: Yes, it’s actually 1 am here but I’m a bit of a night owl! »

- Ben Read

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Bill Clinton’s Film Endorsements

6 February 2015 7:45 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Bill Clinton likes a good movie.

A self-declared film buff, the former president has most recently endorsed the Netflix documentary Virunga and Ava DuVernay’s Selma.

According to a 2014 study by The Wall Street Journal, NBC News and the Annenberg Public Policy Center, an endorsement from Clinton makes political candidates appear to be 38 percent more favorable among voters. But does this effect carry over to his movie choices?

Some think yes and other think no, but regardless of the effects, Clinton has offered his praise for many films throughout the year.

Clinton made a surprise appearance at the New York Museum of Arts and Design’s Virunga screening on Jan. 31, along with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The documentary, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, follows a team of park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park as »

- Anjelica Oswald

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'Spider-Man': J.K. Simmons May Return as J. Jonah Jameson

31 January 2015 2:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One character The Amazing Spider-Man never got around to showing was fan-favorite J. Jonah Jameson, Peter's boss at the Daily Bugle. While it was rumored that Jim Carrey might play a new version of Jameson in the big screen reboot, there were also plenty of rumblings that J.K. Simmons may reprise the iconic role. Now, the actor has backed up these rumors, claiming he's heard about the possibility of a new project that could see him return.

In a recent interview with Howard Stern, the radio legend asked J.K. Simmons if he was every going to do another Spider-Man. His answer was not 'no'. In fact, the actor states:

"I just heard that we...that's a possibility."

Howard Stern follows this up by asking if he even wants to come back to once again play J. Jonah Jameson. The actor's response:


This is interesting, not just because he might return, »

- MovieWeb

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Trash movie review: you know, for kids?

29 January 2015 8:55 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

This isn’t a children’s movie… and yet it kind of is, too, with its odd mishmash of social realism, action thrills, misplaced comedy, and simplistic drama. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The police in Rio de Janeiro “treat poor people like trash.” So says young teen Raphael (Rickson Tevez), in case you hadn’t already grasped the double entendre of the title. When Raphael discovers a really nice, surely accidentally discarded wallet while working as a trash picker in a massive Rio landfill, he shares the cash with his pal Gardo (Eduardo Luis), and then the two are off on a sort of treasure hunt to unravel the meaning of the other mysterious items in the wallet, including a train-station locker key, photos of a little girl, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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2015: the year Netflix got serious

29 January 2015 3:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Between Marvel, sitcoms, and returning favourites, Netflix is producing more and more original content, here's what we can expect in 2015...

Not happy with being the undisputable king of subscription streaming TV and films, Netflix has spent the last few years finding its footing in creating original content. It's enjoyed some big hits with the likes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, but has also produced some less well-received properties such as Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development’s resurrection.

Marco Polo, the service's big budget drama following Mongolian leader Kublai Khan, was a sizeable risk for the network and one that didn't exactly lit the critical world alight (though a second season may well help with the teething problems).

Looking ahead, it seems that we’ll be seeing a new face of Netflix before the year is out. Netflix has more upcoming projects than ever before and »

- louisamellor

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Trash review: Slumdog Millionaire meets City of God

29 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Stephen Daldry; Screenwriter: Richard Curtis; Starring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein; Running time: 114 mins; Certificate: 15

Brazil has been thrust into the spotlight of late thanks to last year's World Cup and its forthcoming Olympic Games in 2016, but look past the sunny samba beat and you'll find a country overrun with corruption. It's this Brazil that provides the backdrop for Stephen Daldry's Trash, a fleet-footed adaptation of Andy Mulligan's 2010 novel.

Daldry's film, adapted for the screen by Richard Curtis, follows three Rio street kids - Raphael, Gardo, and Rato - as they stumble across a wallet that leads them on an adventure that could pull them out of poverty. Hot on their heels are bent officials, led by cop Frederico Gonz (Selton Mello), who won't hesitate to turn violent in pursuit of their goal. The decay runs high up into Rio's authorities, »

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New ‘Trash’ Featurette Goes Behind-The-Scenes

28 January 2015 12:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Looking for a dramatic and action-packed adventure to watch this weekend? Why not check out Stephen Daldry’s upcoming film Trash starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara.

Trash follows three friends as they race against time, corrupt police and other unscrupulous characters to reveal the secrets contained in a wallet inadvertently found on the trash dump where they work. This Slumdog Millionaire with a reBOURNE Identity looks like an entertaining, yet heartfelt thrill ride.

In anticipation of its release this Friday, why not check out the two new featurettes about the film and new film clip just released by Working Title below.

It’s nice to know that there’s finally a teen story treated like it’s an adult:

Trash opens in theatres this Friday. »

- Sacha Hall

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Trash Review

27 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Stephen Daldry.

Cast: Andre Ramiro, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Selton Mello, Wagner Moura.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 114 minutes

Synopsis: After discovering a wallet at the dumpsite where they work, three young boys in a Brazilian favela must work together to outwit corrupt cops and government officials, while risking their own lives.

The poster for Trash gives a positive and Slumdog Millionaire vibe. It looks bright and cheerful, when in actual fact, Daldry’s rather brilliant and surprising family film (despite the 15 rating) is more of a bittersweet look at childlike innocence in a world corrupted by the greed of adults.

The entire feel of the film is one of many mixed emotions and genres, which so easily could have failed miserably. It’s written by British romantic comedy legend Richard Curtis, yet has no romance and is closer to City Of God than Notting Hill. Taking »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”: Top Ten Tragic Lovers in the Movies

26 January 2015 10:41 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Love can be a many splendid thing…both in triumph and sometimes in tragedy. The emphasis of this sentiment is mainly on the latter as tragedy can be defined in various degrees of despair. Consequently, we have endured all sorts of conflict between lovers in cinema throughout the history of frequenting the movies.

In You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling: Top Ten Tragic Lovers in the Movies we will look at a selection of films where the tragic circumstances have shaped the foundation of film lovers convincingly. The tragic overtones come in all varieties: marital discourse, criminal activity, fraud, addiction, etc. Granted that there are probably bigger and better choices for lovey-dovey antagonism that could be cited in You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling but hey…the outcome remains the same: hampered relationships that are creatively rooted in turmoil.

The spotlight of “lovers” are open to discussion in the realm of combative married couples, »

- Frank Ochieng

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Movie Review – Trash (2014)

25 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trash, 2014.

Directed by Stephen Daldry.

Starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Stepan Nercaessian and Eduardo Luis.


Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Trash is the new Brazilian/Hollywood hybrid from Billy Elliot (2000) director Stephen Daldry, and famed writer Richard Curtis (with translation by Felipe Braga). It is set in an unnamed country (Brazil), where a young boy called Raphael (Rickson Tevez) finds a wallet that sets off a chain of events that will change his and his friend’s lives forever. It’s a little less cheesy than it sounds.

Raphael and his two friends Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), set off on an adventure when Raphael decides not to give the wallet to the corrupt police (who he »

- Irwan Lowe

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Sundance 2015 Review: Listen To Me Marlon, The Brando Doc Speaks Eloquently

24 January 2015 4:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

In one of the more iconic moments in cinema history, Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando, is conversing with his would be assassin, played by Martin Sheen. They speak of life and betrayal, of duty and ideology. We see Brando half bathed in shadow, his heart of darkness contrasted by a shimmering light that reflects off his bald pate. We also hear that Brando drawl, speaking of horror and vengeance. We find Kurtz recording into a tape machine, collecting thoughts for posterity, knowing full well the ramifications of his behaviour and the remarkable events that have led to that particular moment. It's not hard to find echoes of this performance moment in the remarkable and affecting documentary Listen To Me Marlon. In the first moments...

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Interview: Actor Trai Byers of Film ‘Selma,’ TV’s ‘Empire’

22 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The excellent film “Selma” focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But just as important as King were the marchers from supporting civil rights societies, such as the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (Sncc), and their leaders like James Forman, portrayed in the film by Trai Byers.

Byers is an up-and-coming actor, with “Selma” being his first major film after stints on the daytime drama “All My Children” and the revival of “90210.” But besides “Selma,” Byers has a high profile part as Andre Lyon, the son of lead character Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) on the huge new Fox Network hit, “Empire.” The freshman drama has already been picked up for a second season, and its maneuverings within the Shakespeare-in-the-music-industry vibe has connected with viewers.

Trai Byers as James Forman (left) Kneels with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, right) in ‘Selma

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Trai Byers was in »

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Watch: Clip And Featurette For Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' Starring Rooney Mara

21 January 2015 1:46 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After the ignominious reception of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”—and the similarly cool and tepid reaction to 2008’s “The Reader”—director Stephen Daldry has an uphill battle to gain back some goodwill with critics and audiences. Will the Brazil-set “Trash” get him back in your good graces? To help sway your decision, the film has released a new clip, along with a behind-the-scenes featurette. Running over a minute long, the clip from the Richard Curtis-scripted film takes place just after three trash-picking boys—non-professional newcomers Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, and Gabriel Weinstein—find an important wallet and realize what exactly they’ve gotten themselves into. The clip also features Rooney Mara, one of two American stars in the film—the other being Martin Sheen—playing missionaries. A featurette has also been posted online, via Flicks And Bits, and it focuses on the logistics of shooting the film on location in Rio. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Trailer released for Badge of Honor, starring Martin Sheen, Mena Suvari and Jesse Bradford

20 January 2015 7:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has been released for thriller Badge of Honor, which stars Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Mena Suvari (Don’t Blink) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of our Fathers).

You can check out the trailer and synopsis below:

Two Narcotics Detectives who find themselves in an intense investigation lead by a determined Internal Affairs Detective after a child is wrongfully shot dead in a violent drug bust.

Badge of Honor is released on February 2nd, 2015.

The post Trailer released for Badge of Honor, starring Martin Sheen, Mena Suvari and Jesse Bradford appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Luke Owen

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Two New Clips Leap Deep Into Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’

18 January 2015 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’d previously seen the first trailer for Stephen Daldry’s upcoming film Trash, that opens on January 30th, and now we’ve got a couple of clips that shows us both the upbeat and downside of the lives of the boys from the Rio slums that the film centres on.

When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (Rickson Tevez) and Gardo (Luis Eduardo), realise that what they’ve found must be important. Teaming up with their friend Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), the trio begins an extraordinary adventure as they try to hang onto the wallet, evade the police, and uncover the secrets it contains.

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- Dan Bullock

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'West Wing' Cast Says Cheese!

16 January 2015 8:13 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"The West Wing" fans didn't have to wait long to see why the cast reunited on Tuesday.

The White House posted a comedy sketch featuring stars Martin Sheen, Joshua Malina, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney and Mary McCormack on Friday to announce Big Block of Cheese Day.

This gives American cheese a whole new meaning!

Photos: First Pets: Animals That Have Raised The White House Woof!

The Obama Administration is brie-nging back a tradition that dates back to the President Andrew Jackson era.

On February 22, 1837, President Jackson hosted an open house ...

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'West Wing' Cast Reunites for Big Block of Cheese Day

16 January 2015 5:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While it may not be the full-fledged reunion many fans were hoping for, several members of The West Wing reunited for a special video to promote the White House's second annual "Big Block of Cheese Day." For those not familiar with The West Wing, John Spencer's Leo McGarry often spoke about the actual White House tradition, which started in the year 1837 when President Andrew Jackson brought a 1,400-pound block of cheese into the main foyer at the White House, inviting thousands of citizens to carve off slabs of cheddar cheese and discuss the issues of the day. This actual tradition was revived last year by President Barack Obama, which will continue this year with the 2nd Annual Big Block of Cheese Day on January 21.

The West Wing cast members such as Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Dul&#233 Hill, Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack are seen on a »

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'West Wing' Cast Reunion!

14 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

It's no national secret -- "The West Wing" is back in action!

Seven of the series' stars – Martin Sheen, Joshua Malina, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney and Mary McCormack – re-assembled the Bartlet administration on Tuesday at the Funny or Die offices.

"The West Wing" went off the air in 2006, but it's like no time has passed.

Photos: 'The West Wing' Cast Through The Years

"Feels like it was just yesterday," Tweeted the show's writer/producer Eli Attie.

In a photo posted by Hill on WhoSay, Sheen appears to have a ...

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