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MTV Prepares To Run Newsy Video Snippets Across Ad Breaks To Lure Sponsors To Its Air

5 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oddball residents have long taken up space in MTV’s commercial breaks, which in years past came packed with surprise appearances by Beavis & Butt-Head, a ranting Denis Leary or Donal Logue as the spacey, rambling Jimmy the Cab Driver. The idea, back in the 1980s and 1990s, was to get viewers talking more about the network.

Now the Viacom-owned cable outlet is prepared to spice its ad interruptions with something a little different: newsy videos, lasting just five or ten seconds in length. The hope is to get advertisers to spend more with the network to be attached to content that speaks to the most current events and trends affecting MTV’s millennial audience.

MTV has tested the idea on weekends, in afternoon programming and during “tentpole” events. But now, network executives are expected to announce at a presentation later today, MTV will expand the practice to its entire schedule, »

- Brian Steinberg

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In Ad Pact, MillerCoors To Become Official Beer Sponsor Of FX Networks

23 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If there’s a bar on TV, there’s a greater-than-usual chance it will be serving beer brewed by MillerCoors.

After establishing a landmark ad deal at Time Warner’s Turner networks last year that called for the placement of such beverages as Blue Moon and Miller Lite in shows like “Sullivan & Son,” “Franklin and Bash” and “Rizzoli and Isles,” the large brewer has crafted a bigger three-year pact along the same lines with 21st Century Fox’s suite of FX Networks.

Under the terms  of the agreement,  MillerCoors becomes the exclusive beer sponsor of the media unit as well as the only brewer to have first-look placement rights on FX programs in development, as well as placement on the company’s FX Now streaming service.

The brewer’s pact with Turner remains in place, said Scott Bussen, a MillerCoors spokesman. Interpublic Group’s Initiative, which has served as the »

- Brian Steinberg

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Marc Webb teases J. Jonah Jameson appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 3

22 April 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there’s one thing that everyone can agree is missing from Sony’s rebooted Amazing Spider-Man series, it’s Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson – presumably, because J.K. Simmons done such a fine job at portraying him in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.

Well, it seems that we might get to see Jameson in 2016′s The Amazing Spider-Man 3, with director Marc Webb teasing his inclusion during Google+ Hangout to promote the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

“I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film. It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could out do J.K. Simmons in that role. He is so iconic. That’s something we’ve really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is I don’t know but I think »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: Draft Day (2014): Ivan Reitman renders the NFL Accessible

20 April 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Draft Day (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin CostnerJennifer GarnerDenis LearyFrank LangellaEllen BurstynChadwick BosemanJosh PenceArian FosterTom Welling, Griffin NewmanTimothy SimonsWade WilliamsTerry CrewsSean Combs, Kevin Dunn, Sam Elliott. In his first film in three years, veteran director Ivan Reitman (of Ghostbusters fame) aims to entertain and delivers a film that will please National Football [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Draft Day (2014): Ivan Reitman renders the NFL Accessible »

- Drew Stelter

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Marc Webb discusses a major spoiler from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

20 April 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re yet to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and really don’t want to be spoiled, then you ought to stop reading and turn back now. Seriously. Major spoilers follow. You have been warned…

Well, after a couple of years of rampant speculation, and a marketing campaign that pretty much gave it away anyway, Sony and director Marc Webb took a leaf out of the classic Spider-Man comic book arc ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Emma Stone’s Gwen fell to her death during the climactic battle between Spidey (Andrew Garfield) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). Speaking to Digital Spy, Webb offered some insight into the decision to incorporate Gwen’s death into the sequel:

“It was something that, you know, as a fan of the comic books, it had such a profound effect on the culture, and me, even though »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

19 April 2014 4:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014.

Directed by Marc Webb.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper and Denis Leary.

Synopsis:

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.

There is a common misconception that I feel I need to deal with. In 2007 Spider-Man 3 turned out to be quite the travesty. The main issue leveled at it was that it had too many villains. That was never the case, how ever many people said it. It was also a bloody lazy thing to say. The characters were utterly mishandled. Long established story elements were messed around with, and the one villain that everyone wanted to see was completely miscast. Emo Parker however, cannot be explained. That was just terrible. »

- Chris Cooper

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Tom Welling and Josh Pence Talk Draft Day, Working with Kevin Costner and Ivan Reitman, Surprising NFL Facts, and More

18 April 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Ivan Reitman‘s sports drama Draft Day.  The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft.  Kevin Costner plays a general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick.  As the day’s events unfold, he finds the lines between his personal and professional life becoming blurred.  Draft Day also stars Jennifer GarnerDenis LearyJosh PenceTom WellingChadwick BosemanSean CombsSam ElliottTerry CrewsArian FosterEllen Burstyn, and Frank Langella. At the Los Angeles press junket I landed an exclusive video interview with Welling and Pence.   They talked about getting to work with Reitman and Costner, surprising NFL facts, alternate takes including one that featured Welling getting punched by Costner, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch. Finally, here's our video interviews with Kevin Costner, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Second Opinion – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

17 April 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014.

Directed by Marc Webb.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Denis Leary.

Synopsis:

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.

Dear reader, there’s two things I’d like to divulge here. 1) This contains some spoilers. Boo hoo. And 2) My writing style is not usual filled with so many open questions and Screaming Caps Lock but this film brought out the worst in me. I blame Marc Webb.

The sequel nobody wanted to the reboot nobody wanted. A script from the creative minds behind such beloved classics as Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Island, and Star Trek Into Darkness. The return of a director who demonstrated he is incapable »

- Rohan Morbey

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New TV spot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

15 April 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release tomorrow [read our review here], and just so we don’t forget Sony has released the umpteenth TV spot for its superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which we’ve got for you below…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, »

- Gary Collinson

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Director Ivan Reitman Talks Draft Day, Working with Kevin Costner, Filming During the NFL Draft, Triplets, Ghostbusters 3, and More

14 April 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Ivan Reitman‘s sports drama Draft Day.  The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft.  Kevin Costner plays a general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick.  As the day’s events unfold, he finds the lines between his personal and professional life becoming blurred.  Draft Day also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Josh Pence, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella. Recently, I landed an exclusive video interview with Reitman.  He talked about getting to make a sports movie with Kevin Costner, getting the NFL involved in the movie and filming during the actual draft in New York City, collaborating with Costner behind the scenes, the progress of Triplets, his decision to step away from Ghostbusters 3, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New TV spot and extended clip for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

14 April 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set to start rolling out in international markets this week [read our review here], Sony has continued its marketing blitz with the release of a new TV spot teasing an unhappy ending for lovebirds Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone)…

 

Meanwhile, during the MTV Awards a new clip was released showing a battle between Spidey and Electro (Jamie Foxx) in Times Square…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow »

- Gary Collinson

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Weekend Box Office: Winter Soldiers Holds Top Spot Against Rio 2 And Oculus

13 April 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After a competition-free opening last weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed to hold on to the number one spot yet again with three newcomers encroaching on its audiences. The latest in the Marvel franchise added $41 million to its $159 million domestic total and $476 million world-wide total. That was just enough to edge out Rio 2. The animated sequel banked $39 million for a close second, almost the exact amount that Rio earned when it opened in 2011. Horror flick Oculus made its way to theaters on a traditionally low horror flick budget. At a price tag of just $5 million it's already a financial success, taking third place with $12 million. Sports drama Draft Day didn't enjoy much of a boost from headliners Kevin Costner, Denis Leary and Jennifer Garner. It got a fourth place pick with just $9 million. For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below: 1.Captain America: The Winter Soldier »

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Two international posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

13 April 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Sony prepares to start rolling out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this coming week, the studio has dropped a new pair of international posters which see Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler up against two of the film’s villains in Paul Giamatti’s Rhino and Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin; check them out here courtesy of Cbm…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review: Draft Day

12 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Draft Day opens in the month prior to the actual 2014 NFL draft. So, Hollywood gets an “A” for timing the release just right. Fans of the NFL are primed for just this sort of film since the pre-season games of August still feel so impossibly far away after a long, cold winter.

Regrettably, this is an uneven film that will only satisfy the hard-core NFL fan. Draft Day was directed by Ivan Reitman who is an undeniable talent as a director from 1980. Not today. It was written by Scott Rothman in his writing debut and by Rajiv Joseph who is credited with writing only three individual television episodes. Draft Day could have used a much deeper bench on the writing staff. Rookies make rookie mistakes.

Draft Day tells the story of Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) and the choices he must make on draft day in the NFL. Weaver is »

- Steven Gahm

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Critical Mass: Kevin Costner gets back in the game with 'Draft Day'

11 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Judging from the massive television audiences that tune in for college and NFL football, you might think that football movies would be an easy sell at the American box office. They’re not — and making matters worse, fans who pay to see football in the theater often have to settle for fictional teams, like the Miami Sharks and the North Dallas Bulls, because the NFL doesn’t often play ball with Hollywood.

So give Draft Day credit. It not only got league permission — with sports all-star Kevin Costner playing the embattled general-manager of the downtrodden Cleveland Browns — but the NFL endorsed the film wholeheartedly, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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See This/Skip That: From Nicolas Cage's Comeback Role in Joe to a Colorful Rio 2

11 April 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kevin Costner makes a solid football movie with Draft Day, but it's Nicolas Cage who steals the show with his comeback role in Joe. Here's a list of what to see and skip this weekend at the movies. See ThisJoe var brightcovevideoid = '3457058788001'; It's always nice to discover that you've been rooting for someone. Here, in fact, is the Nicolas Cage comeback I didn't know I wanted - and gosh, does it feel good to write that. Cage summons a rangy, soulful performance to play Joe, an ex-con trying to stay straight with the law. (Well, as straight as »

- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic

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Film Review: ‘Draft Day’ is Daft, Except as an NFL Infomercial

11 April 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Kevin Costner has defined a career in sports themed movies. From the Iowa farmer building a baseball diamond in “Field of Dreams,” to “Bull Durham,” to “For the Love of the Game,” he exemplified game day heroics. Yet being an NFL executive in “Draft Day” isn’t quite as exciting.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The problem with this film’s story is like the problem with the NFL – they’ve gotten so rich and powerful they lose perspective on “it’s just a game.” By creating a domestic drama centered around an over zealous day of drafting college players, they’ve gone as far away from the tradition of tough guys like Vince Lombardi as a 90 yard field goal attempt. It’s no good! Note: I have a slavish devotion to the sport as entertainment – Go Bears! – I just didn’t like the film.

Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) is the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Scoring Spidey’ featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

11 April 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out of the way, we can expect Sony to really ramp up the marketing for its upcoming superhero sequel… if it can be ramped up any further, after what’s been an absolute blitz of promotion these past couple of months. Next up is a new featurette entitled ‘Scoring Spidey’, which delves into the score by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams; check it out below…

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man »

- Gary Collinson

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'Draft Day' NY Screening: How Bill Belichick and Matt Leinart Helped Football Movie

11 April 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Draft Day has gotten a lot of attention for the NFL's participation in the film, which extended to individual coaches and players. At a Bud Light-sponsored screening of the movie in New York Thursday night Denis Leary, who plays the coach of the Cleveland Browns, told THR that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, whom he contacted through a friend of a friend, helped them get the football details right. "The script was great, but a lot of the football details Bill helped us out with and improved some of the scenes at the same time that he knew

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- Hilary Lewis

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Wamg At The Draft Day Press Conference With Kevin Costner

11 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In Draft Day, on the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Recently, Wamg sat down with Kevin Costner in a press conference where he spoke to members of the media about his new role in Draft Day, Field Of Dreams, and how affected he was by Rock Hudson in Giant. Check it out below!

There’s a line in the movie where you say, “What do you want?!” Is this a direct reference to Field Of Dreams where you at one point said, “What do you want? »

- Melissa Howland

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