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Millennium Entertainment Buys Distributor Amplify’s L.A. Operations

21 November 2014 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired the Los Angeles operations of multi-platform distributor Amplify for an undisclosed price.

Millennium touted the deal as an enhancement of its digital distribution expertise.

Amplify is financed by Preferred Ventures and Digital Media investor Chris Kelly. As part of the deal, Amplify’s Logan Mulvey will serve as Millennium’s senior VP of digital distribution and Amplify’s Los Angeles-based employees will be joining Millennium Entertainment.

Amplify will continue to operate exclusively from New York as a theatrical and digital content distribution company.

The deal comes three months after the management team of Millennium Entertainment partnered with Virgo Investment Group to acquire the Millennium Entertainment catalog assets and film distribution platform.

Millennium released the comedy “Elsa and Fred,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, and will handle Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling,” starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig.




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Barry Levinson’s ‘Diner’ as Read By the Cast of ‘The League;’ A Timeless Interpretation

21 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Usually when I go to a Live Read, I know the movie like the back of my hand. Ghostbusters, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, these are all movies I’ve seen dozens of times and know backwards and forwards. However, the November reading was a film I’d never seen until this week: Barry Levinson‘s […]

The post Barry Levinson’s ‘Diner’ as Read By the Cast of ‘The League;’ A Timeless Interpretation appeared first on /Film. »

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Al Pacino Remembers Mike Nichols: ‘I Loved Him So Much’

20 November 2014 12:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Al Pacino made an appearance at a Peggy Siegal event on Thursday afternoon to promote his new film, “The Humbling,” directed by Barry Levinson. The lunch was held just hours after news broke that director Mike Nichols had died, and Pacino — who won the Emmy for starring as Roy Cohn in HBO’s “Angels in America” — was devastated. The actor shared some of his favorite memories of Nichols with Variety.

“I loved him so much. I don’t know what I can say. I’m shocked. I knew he had a problem with his heart. I’m kind of shaken by it. At this point, it’s hard for me to mention it, except that if you want to measure civility, that’s the highest I’ve seen anybody go. He was truly a human with such a high-level of sophistication. Certainly, the other day, I was thinking about wanting to work with him again. »

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Michael Douglas Wraps "Ant-Man" Filming

12 November 2014 7:14 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming on Marvel's "Ant-Man" continues in Georgia this week, but one cast member won't be involved - Michael Douglas. Douglas has posted on his Facebook page that he's wrapped his scenes as Hank Pym on the production, completing his final scene this past weekend. Marvel puts aside time for additional filming closer to release, so Douglas may be back as Pym for further filming down the line.

He also posted an image of himself standing alongside longtime stunt double Mike Runyard, whom he has worked with for the past twenty-six years including such films as Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," Danny DeVito's "The War of the Roses," Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct," Joel Schumacher's "Falling Down," Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys," Barry Levinson's "Disclosure," David Fincher's "The Game" and Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra".

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Kevin Bacon Will Be Your Guide Into Real-Life ‘Jungle’ Story – Afm

7 November 2014 12:11 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Kevin Bacon is in talks to reteam with writer-director Greg Mclean on Jungle, a thriller based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, who lived to write a bestselling memoir about his terrorizing trip to the Amazon jungle with a sketchy guide and two pals. It was the subject of the one-hour Discovery Channel docu-drama series I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

Wolf Creek helmer Mclean is aboard to direct a script from fellow Aussie Justin Monjo (The Untold Story Of Inxs), who adapted the 2005 book. Screen Australia and Screen Queensland have supported development of the project, which is set to begin shooting early next year on location in Australia and Colombia.

Dana Lustig and Arclight FilmsGary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy and Mark Lazarus are producing Jungle. Arclight is packaging and selling worldwide at Afm.

Ghinsberg was an enthusiastic adventurer who headed into the Amazon jungle with two friends and »

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'The Humbling' (2014) Movie Review

27 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It is very interesting we have two movies this year about aging actors sort of losing their minds. The other is, of course, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which goes about exploring its topic in an inventive, thrilling way. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for The Humbling, the latest film from director Barry Levinson (Rain Man). Its biggest problem is it wants to be about something but can never nail down a thesis. Is it a comment on how aging diminishes one's former selfc Is it about needing to regain your passion for your craftc Is it about women being horrible (more on that later)c They throw theme after idea after theme at the wall and hope something sticks, and it never is able to come together. That is to say The Humbling is not a miserable time in the theater. It provides a few laughs »

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Stockholm to honour Uma Thurman

16 October 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The festival’s 25th edition will feature a contribution from Ai Weiwei and competition titles including Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Foxcatcher.

The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is to present its Achievement Award to Us actress Uma Thurman.

The Kill Bill star will will visit Stockholm to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive “Face2Face”.

Thurman will also take part in the inauguration ceremony, which will include the unveiling of an ice sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Weiwei was a Stockholm jury member last year but since he wasn’t allowed to leave China, he sent an empty chair named ”The Chair for Non-attendance” as symbol of his absence.

He is still not allowed to leave China so will send a design that will be portrayed in the form of a large ice sculpture symbolising this years’ Spotlight theme - Hope.


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Ambi Pictures to remake Princess

16 October 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambi Pictures acquires English-language remake rights to Princess.

Ambi Pictures Group has acquired the English-language remake rights to Arto Halonen’s Finnish feature Princess, based on the true story of cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen.

Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi are financing and producing the remake with an eye toward aligning with A-list female talent for the picture.

Sales arm Ambi Distribution is handling worldwide sales.

Ambi’s president of worldwide sales and acquisitions, Julie Sultan, brought the project to Ambi and will develop and produce with Iervolino and Bacardi.

Produced by Art Films, Princess starred many of Finland’s leading actors including Katja Kuttner, Samuli Edelmann, Krista Kosonen and Peter Franzen, and was the fiction debut of documentary filmmaker Halonen, director of Shadow of the Holy Book, Pavlov’s Dogs and The Magnetic Man.

Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen’s redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked »

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Al Pacino has Some Serious Issues in The Humbling

15 October 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | | See recent Filmonic news »

Seven time Oscar nominee, one time winner Al Pacino seems to have a lot of fun in this dramedy from director Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man). The Humbling is the story of a washed-up actor, Simon Axler, played by Al Pacino. Simon has a lot of problems, and I’m not just talking about […]

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot: Will Bill Murray Return in Smaller Role?

14 October 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Feig is working on an all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters” for Sony Pictures, but that doesn’t mean the new film won’t include Bill Murray. According to insiders, the studio would jump at the chance to sign Murray for either a cameo or supporting role. The real challenge will be convincing Murray, who for years has resisted making another “Ghostbusters.”

“The studio gets really crazy about it,” Murray told Variety during a sit-down interview for this week’s cover story. “What they really want to do is resurrect a franchise. The first one was a spectacular movie, one of the greatest movies. The second one was”–Murray makes an unimpressed sound. “It had some movies. It had a few good scenes in it.”

Murray is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can’t be bought. “People say, ‘Bill, you could get so rich!'” Murray says. “I’m ok. »

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Bill Murray on ‘St. Vincent,’ Fame and the ‘Virus’ of Oscars Season

14 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For Bill Murray, the idea of attending Bill Murray Day sounded like punishment. So at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, the comedian was having serious trepidation about the special day designated to showing his classic films “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes” and “Groundhog Day,” followed by the premiere of his latest comedy, “St. Vincent.” The celebration unfolded like a cross between Comic-Con and a political rally, with an army of fans in Bill Murray masks marching en route to the screenings.

“The whole thing gets more complicated as it draws closer, and you feel such dread about it,” Murray says in an interview at his hotel before the hoopla begins. “I’m nervous. All I can think is I feel like the Statue of Liberty covered with maggots. I feel like I am going to be assaulted! Why am I doing this?”

Prior to his trip to Toronto (from an island he »

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Adam Sandler and 'Men, Women & Children' cast reunite for 'American Beauty' live-read

13 October 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

By the end of its theatrical run, Jason Reitman's Internet drama "Men, Women & Children" will likely amount to the director's least financially successful picture. No, not every film can click with the zeitgeist like "Juno" and haul in $143.5 million. But when Reitman's Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin drama "Labor Day" tapped out at $13.4 million this past winter, analysts considered it a disappointment. This weekend's specialty box office reports pin "Men, Women & Children" just under $128,500 after its second weekend — something beyond mere disappointment for Reitman and Paramount Pictures. The silver lining: With "Men, Women & Children," Reitman found actors that ignite him and perhaps vice versa. The door for future collaborations appears to remain open, with the first already in motion. As part of his on-going live-read series with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Reitman is set to direct a staged reading of Alan Ball's Academy Award-winning script "American Beauty. »

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Jason Reitman re-staging 'American Beauty' for one night with 'Men, Women & Children' cast

10 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Jason Reitman's L.A. Live-Read series is kicking off its new season with a cast swap. Each year, The Young Adult and Up in the Air filmmaker hosts a series of one-night-only live performances of classic movie scripts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a new round begins Oct. 17 with Alan Ball's Oscar-winning screenplay for American Beauty. The readings are like artistic science experiments, following the recipe of a previous film but mixing in new ingredients, so the twist this time is that Reitman has filled the roles with actors from his latest film, Men, »

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Watch Al Pacino Hit It Off With Greta Gerwig in New 'The Humbling' Trailer

9 October 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Al Pacino is in need of a jolt in the new trailer for The Humbling — and who better to revitalize him than a young, starstruck lesbian?  Barry Levinson's adaptation of the Philip Roth novel casts Pacino as an actor with a flat-lining career and sense of hope. "Why don't you get me a deal writing my memoirs? Isn't that what washed-up actors do?" he asks his agent. And when he his a mishap onstage during King Lear, he discovers, "I'm having trouble separating a scene from a play with real life." Between trying to perfect a post-

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Al Pacino is a talentless has-been in first trailer for 'The Humbling'

9 October 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The first trailer for Barry Levinson's "The Humbling" teases so much that could — should? — go right. There's Levinson, whose never let his eclectic career hit an easy groove; There's star Al Pacino, a legend everyone's gunning for no matter how many "Righteous Kill"-like duds come along; There's the esteemed Philip Roth providing source material with Buck Henry adapting; And there's Greta Gerwig, one of the strongest young actresses in the business. Throwing Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin, and Dan Hedaya on top is like a sundae with three cherries. And yet "The Humbling" arrives tattered and scarred, patrons of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals underwhelmed by the dramatic vehicle. But could a drop of glory from the once-great Pacino all it takes for a movie like "The Humbling" to transcend itself? Let's hope. In "The Humbling," Pacino plays Simon Axler, a Shakespearean thespian whose reality and stage life »

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New Trailer for Al Pacino's The Humbling, Directed by Barry Levinson

9 October 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "The Humbling," which is directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, Wag the Dog) and star Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick and Charles Grodin. Check it out below. Plot: A story set on a farm in upstate New York and centers on the sexual relationship between an aged, suicidal actor and a younger woman. Based on a novel by Philip Roth. The new movie already appeared at the Venice Film Festival and at the Toronto Film Festival. It will be released in select theaters and on VOD on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer: »

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Al Pacino loses touch with reality in The Humbling trailer

9 October 2014 4:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Al Pacino-starring The Humbling has released a new trailer.

Barry Levinson adapted the comedic drama from Philip Roth's final novel.

Pacino plays washed-up stage actor Simon Axler, who begins to struggle to separate reality from fiction.

In rehab, he meets a young woman (Greta Gerwig) seems to help with his recovery. But as he is drawn further into her family life, it begins to appear that they might be very bad for each other.

Dianne Wiest, Kyra Sedgwick, Dylan Baker, Charles Grodin and Nina Arianda also feature in the movie.

The Humbling will be released in the Us on January 23. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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First Look At The Trailer For The Humbling Starring Al Pacino

8 October 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Based on Phillip Roth’s final novel, Al Pacino stars in the trailer for director Barry Levinson new film, The Humbling.

Having screened at The Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, the movie tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Pacino) and his struggle to find his passion for life again.

Jo-Ann Titmarsh ( says in her Venice review: “Levinson has made an intelligent, incredibly funny and most human film.”

Near his breaking point, Axler finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful Pegeen.

Also starring Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Wiest, Dylan Baker, Charles Grodin and Nina Arianda, Millennium Entertainment will release The Humbling in theaters and On Demand/iTunes January 23, 2014.

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Watch: New Trailer for 'The Humbling' with Al Pacino

8 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I want Al Pacino to be in a good movie. He is a great actor and deserves better than material he has been given over the past... who knows how long. From Stand Up Guys to 88 Minutes to Jack and Jill, I just feel so sad when a new Pacino movie comes out. His latest film is The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson, which just got a new trailer. The film has played the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to mixed reviews. Skimming what critics have been saying has me really confused. Some call it drama. Some call it a farce. Some say Pacino is boring. Some say it's his best performance in over a decade. I do not know what to make of it. The film will open the Austin Film Festival, so I will be seeing it there on October 23rd and will finally be able to judge for myself. »

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'The Humbling' Trailer Starring Al Pacino

8 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Millennium Entertainment and First Look Studios have released the first trailer for The Humbling, starring screen legend Al Pacino as a washed up actor who crosses the fine line between genius and madness.

This adaptation of Philip Roth's novel follows an aging actor named Simon Axler (Al Pacino), who is well past his prime and struggling to find the passion in his work after an embarrassing meltdown on stage. He checks into a rehab facility where he meets an energetic young lesbian named Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig). As their relationship begins to heat up, Simon realizes he can barely keep up with the young woman.

Barry Levinson, who directed Al Pacino in the 2010 HBO TV movie You Don't Know Jack, takes the helm for this adaptation co-starring Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin, Dan Hedaya and Nina Arianda. Take a look at the first footage from The Humbling, which »

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