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The 2016 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Play

26 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2015–16 season saw several newcomers and veterans alike working at the top of their game—and on Broadway, the highest platform a theater star can reach. Get to know the 20 brilliant Tony-nominated actors in this year’s plays below. And be sure to check out the nominees from this year’s musicals! Leading Actress In A Play Jessica Lange, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”How strange that this big-screen legend has only appeared onstage a handful of times in her career. Even though Mary Tyrone is one of the most intimidating and complex roles in the American theater canon, Lange proves fearless in taking her on, tracing the character’s tragic descent back into morphine addiction with despair, denial, and occasional venom. Laurie Metcalf, “Misery”It takes a true master to slowly but surely convey a character’s insanity. In the theatrical adaptation of Stephen King’s classic tale of fandom gone too far, »

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Breaking News: Blumhouse & Miramax are Partnering with Malek Akkad & John Carpenter on the next Halloween

23 May 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some days, I really have to pinch myself, because getting the opportunity to be at tonight’s Halloween announcement is easily one of the coolest moments I’ve had in the seven years I’ve lived in California.

Last week, I received a mysterious call from Josh Raffel at Blumhouse Productions, who invited me to a secretive event to be held tonight, May 23rd, and other than providing me with a time, that’s all the information I was given. Once I arrived tonight, along with a select group of journalists, the mystery was finally revealed with the announcement of a new partnership behind a brand new Halloween, which is bringing together Miramax, Blumhouse Productions, Trancas International’s Malek Akkad (longtime producer of the Halloween franchise), as well as legendary Master of Horror John Carpenter in an executive producer role for the film. And if all goes well, Jason Blum »

- Heather Wixson

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

15 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quick Hits• Last Year's Winner: Regina King, "American Crime" • Was It an Upset? Yes. Vegas money was on Sarah Paulson ("American Horror Story") or Mo'nique ("Bessie").• Still Eligible? Yes• Hot Streak: Kathy Bates has the most nominations in this category of any actress ever, with six nods spanning from 1996 to 2015. • Fun Fact: Olivia Cole was the first black actress to be nominated in this category and the first black actress to win. Her role? Mathilda in "Roots," a miniseries being remade in 2016. Last year, in a crowded field made up of three "American Horror Story" nominees and two major HBO players, it was the talented Regina King who took home the gold for ABC's "American Crime." Technically, the same thing could happen again in 2016, though the field is a bit more competitive than it was a year ago. For starters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett are all again. »

- Ben Travers

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

15 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Quick Hits• Last Year's Winner: Regina King, "American Crime" • Was It an Upset? Yes. Vegas money was on Sarah Paulson ("American Horror Story") or Mo'nique ("Bessie").• Still Eligible? Yes• Hot Streak: Kathy Bates has the most nominations in this category of any actress ever, with six nods spanning from 1996 to 2015. • Fun Fact: Olivia Cole was the first black actress to be nominated in this category and the first black actress to win. Her role? Mathilda in "Roots," a miniseries being remade in 2016. Last year, in a crowded field made up of three "American Horror Story" nominees and two major HBO players, it was the talented Regina King who took home the gold for ABC's "American Crime." Technically, the same thing could happen again in 2016, though the field is a bit more competitive than it was a year ago. For starters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett are all again. »

- Ben Travers

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Lionsgate adopts 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' for Us

13 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Stephen Herek family film starring Sophie Nelisse set for October release.

Lionsgate Premiere, the studio’s specialty division, has boarded Us distribution on completed comedy-drama The Great Gilly Hopkins.

The Katherine Paterson adaptation, directed by Stephen Herek (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), will get a multiplatform release from October 7, with theatrical distribution in key cities.

In the family title, Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief) plays as a wisecracking 11-year-old who is moved between foster homes but meets her match in the shape of foster mum Maime Trotter (Kathy Bates). 

Julia Stiles, Bill Cobbs, Octavia Spencer and Glenn Close co-star.

Script comes from David Paterson (Bridge To Terabithia) who produced with Bill Teitler (Jumanji) and home improvement and energy sector businessman Brian Kennedy of Latium Enterprises, majority owner of UK rugby leage team Sale Sharks.

The film marks Kennedy’s second signficant film investment after 2014 Cannes drama The Homesman.

William Kay and Eve Schoukroun are executive producers »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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5 TV Shows to Watch If You Love Witches & Everything Supernatural

12 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

From the Wicked Witch of the West to the sheer terror of "The Witch," our love affair -- or fearful fascination -- with witches endures. And where there are witches, you'll often find their supernatural colleagues, whether viciously murderous werewolves or sexy, glittering vampires. Whatever your poison, TV -- starting with "The Twilight Zone" and trucking on through "Hemlock Grove" -- is always ready to indulge your thirst for the witchy, the spooky, and the macabre.

'Salem' (2014 - )

Let's start with the witchiest of all witch shows -- the Wgn's "Salem" is ready to stock you up on warty noses, frog-based potions, and hexes aplenty. And that's what makes this somewhat campy, horror-tinged drama so shamelessly watchable: It eagerly embraces the world of witches -- including the quasi-historic Salem trials -- and isn't afraid to get downright soap operatic.

Ridiculous? Yes. Gory? Yes. Bloody good fun? You know the answer. »

- Dan Ketchum

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Ryan Murphy Lands Another FX Anthology, ‘Feud,’ Starring Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon

5 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Third time’s another charm.

Ryan Murphy is staying in business with FX — and not just with “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” — but with an entirely new anthology series, titled “Feud,” Variety has learned.

Marking his third anthology with the cabler, Murphy has landed a straight-to-series eight-episode order for the “Feud” themed project with the first installment centering around the legendary backstage battle between Joan Crawford and Bette DavisSusan Sarandon will play Davis and Jessica Lange will portray Crawford. Each installment of the anthology will center around a different epic battle.

Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess round out the cast. Brad Pitt will serve as an exec producer will Murphy and Dede Gardner with Sarandon and Lange producing. Murphy will direct several episodes.

The first season of “Feud” will tell the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Kathy Bates -- Wake Up, Politicians! 10 Million Patients Need Help (Video)

19 April 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_f7l2wcuz"]] Kathy Bates is throwing her support behind a group of women on a mission that could affect millions of people like Kathy ... who are suffering with lymphedema. We got Kathy at Lax on Tuesday, and she opened up about her painful battle. Lymphedema is a swelling of tissues caused by removal of/or damage to lymph nodes. Kathy developed it after undergoing a double mastectomy in 2012. Kathy told us patients are dealing with two huge »

- TMZ Staff

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UK poster and trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie was There

16 April 2016 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK poster and trailer has debuted for Studio Ghibli’s animated mystery drama When Marnie was There. The film is being released as part of the Studio Ghibli Forever season which runs in cinemas across the country from April 29th through to July 22nd. Take a look below…

From the legendary and Academy Award-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Arrietty, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), comes the haunting and touching tale When Marnie Was There. A beautiful story about ever-lasting friendship based on the beloved young adult novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson. When Marnie Was There is another superb addition to Ghibli’s well-loved catalogue, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature this year.

When Marnie Was There is set for release on June 10th and features a voice cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), John C. Reilly »

- Amie Cranswick

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Harker’s Hits: Hollywood

14 April 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

There’s no such thing as quiet days in Hollywood. There’s always something happening and today is no exception, so let’s jump right into the fray!

• Oscar-winning legend Warren Beatty’s been keeping a fairly low profile since his wildly expensive Town & Country bombed 15 years ago. But apparently the lothario (long-rumored to be the subject of Carly Simon’s enduring hit “You’re So Vain”) is coming out of semi-retirement as news broke that his pet project based on the life of famed millionaire/movie producer/shut-in Howard Hughes will be released this fall. (He’s been working on this since the ’70s as writer, director, producer, and star.) What’s of more interest to me/us is that he also said he’s working on a sequel to his uber-stylish, three-time Oscar-winning comic-book adaptation Dick Tracy. No word on whether bold-name costars like Annette Bening, Al Pacino, »

- Harker Jones

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'The Boss' Beats 'Batman v Superman' at the Box Office with $23.48M

10 April 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice entering its third week at the box office, most expected the superhero adventure to defend its title for the third weekend in a row. The movie faced three newcomers this weekend, Universal's The Boss, Stx Entertainment's Hardcore Henry and Relativity's Before I Wake, none of which were expected to give Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a run for its money. However, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did manage to slightly overperform in its third weekend, it still couldn't take down The Boss, which just barely won with $23.48 million.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice managed to defend its box office crown last weekend by taking in $51.3 million, although it suffered a massive drop of 69.1% from its record-breaking debut of $166 million. This weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped just 54.3%, but it finished $23.43 million, just $500,000 below The Boss. It's possible »

- MovieWeb

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Film Review: Melissa McCarthy Really Proves She is ‘The Boss’

9 April 2016 7:39 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If anything, “The Boss” is a bigger testimony to Melissa McCarthy’s status as a comic superpower than her breakthrough role in “Bridesmaids.” That one had a veritable treasure trove of comedic talent, while McCarthy has considerably less to work with here.

She single handedly drags this movie kicking and screaming into the realms of watchability based on her comic charisma alone.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, the kind of self made mogul who gives bombastic get rich seminars and sells out the United Center in the process. Apart from one scene involving McCarthy in a dental brace that’s simultaneously interesting and horrifying, the first third of the film is pretty much all setup and a bit of a slog to get through.

She’s sent to prison for insider trading, and emerges broke, friendless, and homeless. She crashes on the couch of her long suffering assistant Claire »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review: McCarthy's Talents Not Enough to Rescue Latest Limp Comedy

8 April 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Boss' movie: Melissa McCarthy funny only with certain directors, the right material. 'The Boss' movie review: Melissa McCarthy founders in husband Ben Falcone's 'limp comedy' At this point no one would dispute that Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest people on the planet. However, after the limp comedies Tammy and now The Boss, there is something else not in dispute: Melissa McCarthy is funny only with certain filmmakers and with scripts that would work even without the benefit of her gifts. One can imagine Bridesmaids and Spy being perfectly fine comedies had someone been cast other than McCarthy. Add her physicality, ad-lib abilities, and razor-sharp timing and you've got two films that were among the funniest of their respective years (McCarthy even earned a well-deserved Oscar nod for Bridesmaids). The Boss is McCarthy's second film directed by Ben Falcone. The first was Tammy which, »

- Mark Keizer

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Posterized: Melissa McCarthy, Unlikely Superstar

8 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Though Melissa McCarthy's star went supernova just five years ago in a role so popular that she won both an Oscar nomination and an Emmy statue (Bridesmaids... oh please, you know the Emmy wasn't actually for Mike and Molly!) she's wasted approximately zero days since in cementing her unlikely place as a box office titan with star vehicles emerging annually since. Right now that means her new capitalist diva comedy The Boss and if it isn't Spy (2015) or The Heat (2013) level funny (sorry... but few things are) it's not bad. It sure as hell runs rings around Identity Thief (2013) and Tammy (2014) so it's firmly middle of the pack, if you ask me. (It's weird that the reviews so far are the worst of any of her solo vehicles.)

We call her place as a truly bankable actress 'unlikely' because it's just that. Guess how long it's been since audiences »

- NATHANIEL R

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Movie Review – The Boss (2016)

8 April 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Boss, 2016.

Directed by Ben Falcone.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Ella Anderson, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine, Cecily Strong, Kristen Schaal, Ben Falcone, and Kathy Bates.

Synopsis :

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Melissa McCarthy is a talented comedian and actress, provided she is given direction by actual competent filmmakers. The Boss however, is the next lazily constructed feature from her and her husband Ben Falcone (2014’s dreadful Tammy), based on another character from McCarthy’s past comedy sketches). Putting it bluntly, these two seem to be incapable of creating a movie with value, which is somewhat shocking considering McCarthy is essentially the muse of director Paul Feig (yes, I know Ghostbusters looks terrible, but that »

- Robert Kojder

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I Saw the Light, The Boss and Hardcore Henry make @TannerZee's what-to-watch list

8 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

On the big-screen this weekend: Melissa McCarthy goes to jail, we find a whole new way to experience an action movie, and Loki trades in the scepter for a pair of cowboy boots. 

The Boss

Melissa McCarthy’s character hits rock bottom in The Boss. Melissa plays Michelle Darnell, the richest woman in America, who is suddenly bankrupt when she's convicted of insider trading. When I was nine, somebody erased my 98% complete Super Mario saved game. I feel like Michelle Darnell and I have a lot in common. But just like that winter I spent starting a new game in Super Mario, Michelle is on a mission to get it all back. The Boss also stars a ton of hilarious and talented people like Peter DinklageKathy Bates, and Kristen Bell. If you’re aGuardians of the Galaxy fan, be on the lookout for Dave Bautista too.

The comeback begins: »

- Tanner Zipchen

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The Boss Review

7 April 2016 8:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ready for another ride on that now revered cinematic stand-by, the “riches-to-rags-to-riches” story? This seems to be more popular now, although the “rags-to-riches” tale of triumph occasionally pops up, as in last December’s inspired by true events crowd-pleaser Joy. And once more, this up and down and up scenario is mined for laughs, just as in the comedy from nearly a year ago, Get Hard. Oh, and what a coincidence, one of the stars of that film, Will Ferrell, is one of the producers of this new film. But neither he or one of the other kings and princes of current movie mirth star. Rather, this is another starring vehicle for the reigning (nearly five years now) queen of cinema comedy, Melissa McCarthy. In between last summer’s smash Spy and next summer’s much talked-about reboot/re-imagining of the Ghostbusters, she has re-teamed with hubby Ben Falcone on »

- Jim Batts

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Film Review: ‘The Boss’

6 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One hopes never to have to tell a couple, “Man, that’s one ugly baby,” but it’s hard to avoid in the case of “The Boss,” the second big-screen love child conceived by Melissa McCarthy and her director husband, Ben Falcone (after 2014’s mediocre “Tammy”). As she demonstrated with her career-high comic showcase in last year’s “Spy,” McCarthy remains one of the funniest actors alive — a truth that frequently rescues, but doesn’t really redeem, this sloppy comedy about a ruthless, self-absorbed ex-ceo trying to recover her millions with the help of her former lackey (the always appealing Kristen Bell). As expected, the road to success is paved with violent pratfalls, tired vulgarities and forced lump-in-the-throat moments; save for the few folks who wandered in expecting a Bruce Springsteen biopic, audiences will probably lap it up.

As scripted by McCarthy, Falcone and actor-turned-writer Steve Mallory, “The Boss” represents »

- Justin Chang

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Can 'The Boss' Beat 'Batman v Superman' at the Box Office?

5 April 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice managed to defend its box office crown last weekend by taking in $51.3 million, although it suffered a massive drop of 69.1% from its record-breaking debut of $166 million. That second-frame decrease was amongst the biggest ever for any superhero movie. And while it will surely suffer another big drop this weekend, it should still make enough to take down three newcomers, Universal's The Boss, Stx Entertainment's Hardcore Henry and Relativity's Before I Wake. However, this may likely be the last weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice remains on top.

We're guessing that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice suffers another big drop of 60%, which would put its third weekend tally at $20.5 million. As for the newcomers, Pro.BoxOffice.com projects that The Boss will earn $17.5 million, which should be good for second place, followed by holdover Zootopia in third place with $14.4 million and Hardcore Henry »

- MovieWeb

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The Boss Cast Jokes About Working with Hilarious Duo Melissa McCarthy & Husband Ben Falcone: 'They're Always Making Out on Set'

4 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What's it really like to be in a movie led by a husband-and-wife team? If you ask the cast and crew of the upcoming comedy The Boss - starring Melissa McCarthy as mouthy, take-no-prisoners millionaire entrepreneur Michelle Darnell, which she co-wrote with husband Ben Falcone, who also directed the film - you'll get answers ranging from deadpan jokes to heartfelt honesty. People has the exclusive video to prove it - one which features never-before-seen tidbits from McCarthy, Falcone and cast mates Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage discussing the fun on-set environment created by the husband-and-wife team. »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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