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Exodus helmer Ridley Scott told Variety that he will likely not direct the Blade Runner sequel he developed with actor-scribe Hampton Fancher. "We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one," Scott said. He told the trade that he'd produce, but someone else will have to direct — the project purportedly begins filming within the next year. "Harrison (Ford) is very much part of this one, but really it's about finding him; he comes in in the third act," he added.Blade Runner news aside, the cover story revealed that Scott has begun shooting his adaptation of Andy Weir's sci-fi novel The Martian. The movie (same name) will feature Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels, among other high-octane names, and will follow a »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
The world "horrible" seems to be coming up a lot. According to USA Today's Claudia Puig, the "ill-conceived" and "certainly horrible" Horrible Bosses 2 "out-stupids" Dumb and Dumber To (which actually got generally positive reviews as the piece of Jim Carrey-and-Jeff Daniels-centric fluff that it is) and Jennifer Aniston's randy and inappropriate dentist is just "an all-out predator" now. "But worse than being unfunny and money-grubbing, this sequel is misogynistic and occasionally racist," she concludes. Just the opinion of one lone soul, perhaps? The original Horrible Bosses was applauded for its biting raunch and damn-the-man vibe and ended up »
The ideal place to meet Ridley Scott would be on a raging battlefield, in the furthest reaches of outer space, or in the midst of any of the other vast canvases on which he creates his movies.
Instead, we’re sitting in a basement salon at London’s trendy Ham Yard Hotel, where the 76-year-old director has parked himself, however briefly, to discuss his new biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” and to ruminate on his long career.
“You’re probably going to be sitting down, so you’re not going to get a proper sense of him,” actor Christian Bale, who stars in Scott’s new film as Moses, warned this reporter a few days earlier. “You’ve got to see Rid on the move to understand him. He’s totally kinetic. I’m absolutely sure he springs out of bed at 10 times the speed I do.”
Australian actor Joel Edgerton, »
- Scott Foundas
December 5, 2014
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Running time: 115 mins
Director: Christopher Smith
Running time: 102 mins
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Running time: 108 mins
Men, Women & Children
Director: Jason Reitman
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Simon J Smith, Eric Darnell
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Theodore Melfi
Running time: 102 mins
December 12, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battles of the Five Armies
Director: Peter Jackson
Running time: Tbc mins
December 19, 2014
Running time: 109 mins
The staff at Acn do one thing, do it well: report the news. Operation Genoa aside, over the past two seasons, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team have worked to attain a certain standard of journalistic integrity. Even if that has resulted in the lowest ratings amongst their competitors, "The Newsroom" staff do adhere to an unwritten rulebook, one that lets them go home at night knowing they've done the best work they could. But as "Main Justice" kicks off, their responsibility to journalism has resulted in the FBI raiding the studio, with this episode picking up right where last week's "Run" finished. Computers are being taken apart, hard drives are removed, and questions are being asked constantly about the whereabouts of Neal Sampat (Dev Patel). So, how can Acn get the FBI out of their hair? Report the news. Charlie (Sam Waterston) comes up with the brilliant idea »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: Alan Poul
Synopsis: When the team attends the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, Mac makes an unexpected acquaintance and Will gets a surprise.
‘Main Justice’ kicks off where we left the last outing with the FBI raiding the Acn offices as they search for Neal (Dev Patel) and evidence regarding the illegally sourced government information and secret contact. As Will (Jeff Daniels) stays silent, Charlie’s (Sam Waterston) team try to start up the Newsroom as they pretend to ‘go live’ on the raid and this temporarily calls off the search. There’s a few different moods being thrown around, especially as the chief FBI Agent is Molly Levy (Mary McCormack), an old friend of MacKenzie’s (Emily Mortimer) and she’s not very happy about what’s occurring. In terms of calling the FBI’s bluff, it seems unusual for The Newsroom »
- Dan Bullock
Director: Greg Mottola
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Synopsis: While Rebecca must once again defend Acn during a possible lawsuit, Will tries to protect Neal from the aftermath of the Dod leak; Charlie and Leona deal with a hostile takeover; Sloan worries about Don’s involvement with insider information.
At the conclusion of ‘Boston’, Sloane (Olivia Munn) discovered that Acn were in the middle of a hostile takeover and Reece (Chris Messina) was completely unaware. They also discovered that Reece’s family members ‘the twins’ were in town. ‘Run’ begins with is the realisation that the business is in an unexpected crisis and these ‘twins’ are the ones trying to buy it. Here we meet Blair Lansing (Kat Dennings) and Randy Lansing (Chris Smith), new additions to the world of The Newsroom and a pretty dislikeable pair at that – as they’re supposed to be.
It’s also a huge episode in »
- Dan Bullock
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" isn't quite keeping the first two films in the series at the box office, but is nonetheless on its way to a massive opening weekend. Powered by Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, "Mockingjay" soared to $55 million on Friday, making it the biggest Friday opening of the year. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" earned $41.9 million on its first Friday. "Mockingjay" will likely earn around $130 million for the weekend, again topping "Age of Extinction's" $100 million weekend debut. However, "Mockingjay" is doing much slower business that last year's "Catching Fire," which opened to a staggering $158.1 million last year, as well as the first "Hunger Games," which bowed to $152 million in 2012. The first film went on to gross a huge $408 million domestically, while "Catching Fire" topped it with $424 million. The threequel -- the first part of the two-part finale -- will have to make up some ground next week »
- Dave Lewis
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Synopsis: In the wake of the Genoa debacle, the team decides to use caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle.
Aaron Sorkin has deservedly earned the plaudits in his career and when you’re writing the likes of The West Wing and The Social Network, to name a couple, then every ounce of praise is wholly warranted. The HBO series The Newsroom has been adored by fans but initially ruffled the sensitive feathers of some critics, I often wonder if a series such as this is little too close to the truth of how the News should be reported and how the media should truly act. The high expectations of Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) in how they report the »
- Dan Bullock
“Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.”
During her recent visit to The Daily Show, the Oscar-nominated »
- Michelle McCue
Title: Dumb and Dumber To Director: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathless Turner, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French. Dumb and Dumber Two or Dumb and Dumber Too? Either way the intentional typo reiterates the stupidity of our protagonists who are back after two decades. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have aged badly but more than their farcical out of date “dumb play,” the true problem of ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lies in the script, drenched with language and coarsely vulgar gags. Twenty years since Dumb and Dumber’s first adventure, Harry finds out he has a daughter who was [ Read More ]
The post Dumb and Dumber To Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
One thing you’ve got to hand to the SAG TV voters, they’re loyal to a fault. When it comes to the categories for individual acting, once they find someone they like, they stick with them.
Each year a host of veterans, not to mention a steady stream of series newcomers, is forced into the cold by familiar, entrenched names in comedy and drama alike.
So amidst the universal mourning for the “Breaking Bad” and “30 Rock” finales, there must have been a certain amount of secret glee among thesps. After all, the spot Bryan Cranston occupied in male actor, drama, for five consecutive years is now open for business, as are Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey’s in the comedy division, where they competed, and usually triumphed, a total of 15 times.
Opening up Cranston’s slot is particularly tantalizing, since the drama field is crowded indeed. Steve Buscemi of »
- Bob Verini
Twenty years after the original grossed over $240 million, Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and The Farrelly Brothers are back with a bang. Dumb and Dumber To was released to huge box office takings this last weekend, landing straight into the No.1 spot in the States with a huge $36million bow. But Carrey and Daniels aren’t the only people reprising their roles from the original, as actor Brady Bluhm returns to the Dumb-verse as Billy in 4C, the “blind kid” who Lloyd so famously sold Harry’s dead parakeet to in the original.
In an exclusive interview with Flickering Myth, Staff Writer Scott J. Davis was able to talk with Brady about all things Dumb, and what it was like to be back two decades later….
- Scott J. Davis
Former model Janice Dickinson claims Bill Cosby raped her in 1982. CNN anchor Don Lemon is also making headlines for giving another Cosby rape accuser tips on not getting sexually assaulted. [Et/Gawker] Today co-anchors Natalie Morales and Willie Geist were allegedly told they were fired from the show in order to beat rival Good Morning America. [Us Magazine] Five months after his accident, Tracy Morgan continues to deal with severe brain injury. [AP] Jim Carrey plays ventriloquist with a Jeff Daniels doll on The Tonight Show. [THR] Buzzfeed altered a photo of Guy Fieri without his trademark facial hair and you will never look at him the same since. [Buzzfeed] Friends and family of late MTV star Diem Brown held a ceremony for her yesterday afternoon in NYC. »
- Taylor Ferber
"Day 1. Lets get this shit started! #imjoedirt #whatscrappenin," Spade Instagrammed on Monday.
Photos: Star Shots -- What's On Instagram?!
Day 1. Lets get this shit started! #imjoedirt #whatscrappenin.
A photo posted by David Spade (@davidspade) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:05am Pst
Though IMDb has yet reveal the plot to the 2001 sequel, the title will be Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. In the original cult classic comedy, David Spade plays Joe Dirt, an idiot who works as an oil weller, who is in the search of his parents who abandoned him when he was a baby at the grand canyon.
According to Deadline, Joe Dirt 2 will be released in 2015 on a digital site called Crackle.
.@DavidSpade Broke Out His Brand New 'Joe Dirt 2' Mullet And It Is Spectacular http://t.co/NOhrgdmIC6 pic.twitter.com/a7NgRVLMEr
— Douglas Charles (@DCScrap) November 17, 2014
While comedy fans anxiously await Joe Dirt's return »
Fox remaking “Luther” with Idris Elba serving as exec producer Elba and "Luther" creator Neil Cross are on board for the remake of the BBC psychological detective series, which has run three seasons from 2010 through 2013. But Elba isn’t expected to star in the American remake. Jimmy Fallon replaces U2 with a Bono impression, plus Jim Carrey and a Jeff Daniels puppet “The Tonight Show” host had some heavy hitters on his first of five nights replacing the Irish rockers. Plus: Allison Williams teaches Fallon to fly like Peter Pan. “State of Affairs” has NBC's 2nd-best drama premiere in 2 years The Katherine Heigl drama benefitted last night from "The Voice" lead-in. Click Read Full Post For More Getting advertisers to buy time on a new Bill Cosby sitcom could prove difficult While it’s premature to declare Cosby’s new NBC family sitcom dead, the nature of his accusations coupled »
- Norman Weiss
Jim Carrey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday to promote Dumb and Dumber To, and he brought along a friend — the dummy version of Jeff Daniels. Carrey pointed out that he wasn't the best ventriloquist, and that the audience could likely see his lips moving. But his puppet friend Daniels had a great solution to help him out with his issue. What a nice friend. The pair then broke out into song. Is this the makings of a Dumb and Dumber trilogy? Read more 10 Best 'Dumb and Dumber' Callbacks in the Sequel
- Lorena O'Neil
Update, Tuesday, 4:02 Am Pt: A couple of things have happened in the world of international box office since late Sunday night. We now know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I will not be bowing in China in the 2014 calendar year, and we have a little more insight into why Korea is like the proverbial black hole for Interstellar (in the good sense). Exerting an incredible gravitational pull, Korea has advanced itself as a massive $35.9M play (so far) for Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic epic. Here’s why: There is a very strong and vocal Nolan fanbase in Korea, which has generated astronomical word of mouth in the market. I’m told there were a few midnight screenings the night before the opening on November 6, and online buzz began building immediately. The not-so-spacey elements have also played very well, with the emotional and family sub-plots broadening appeal. Worth »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Could Hugh Jackman be on his way to another Tony Award victory? His new play "The River" officially opened Sunday on Broadway at the Circle on the Square for a 13-week engagement. The show is a mysterious new drama from acclaimed "Jerusalem" playwright Jez Butterfield and is about a man bringing his girlfriend to a remote cabin in the woods. A new round-up of many reviews refers to the play as "mind-bending," a "mood piece," and "magnifies the seemingly ordinary to mythic proportions." Jackman is praised for his "considerable charisma" and that he "ascends with assurance to a new level as a stage actor." Playbill -Break- Twenty years later, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels rule the box office again with "Dumb and Dumber To" The comedy sequel makes $38.1 million for its debut weekend. It bumps the Disney animated hit "Big Hero 6" to second place with $36 million. The sci-fi epic "Interst. »
At the movies, idiocy never goes out of style.
Twenty years after the 1994 original, Dumb and Dumber To opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Universal sequel debuted almost exactly two decades after the Farrelly brothers first introduced the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels low-iq duo.
Dumb and Dumber To edged out the animated Disney adventure Big Hero 6, which took in $36 million in its second week. Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar slid to third in its second week with an estimated $29.2 million. The film continues to blast off overseas, where it took in $106 million over the weekend, with sales particularly boosted by a strong opening in China.
The top three films took up the lion share of the box office, with the no. 4 film, the romance Beyond the Lights, opening with a distant $6.5 million. In a Hollywood constantly updating, rebooting and sequalizing old properties, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
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