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'Endless Love' to 'Eyes Wide Shut' - All of Tom Cruise's films ranked

29 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Two film franchises, both just now reaching their fifth film, but nothing alike in overall execution. What makes "Mission: Impossible" so rich and robust as a series, and why is "Vacation" such a drag? The answer to the first part of that question has to do with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, and anyone looking to understand how to build a 21st century franchise would be wise to closely study the model that they've established. Not only has it proven incredibly limber, it seems like they're still just picking up steam. All they have to do now is figure out how to keep Tom Cruise alive and looking exactly like he does right now for the next 100 years. Since it's the Imf we're talking about, I assume they will succeed. When you look at Tom Cruise's career, he came out of the gates really strong. He made his screen debut in "Endless Love, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Bill Pullman Elected To Join Rob Reiner’s ‘Lbj’

27 July 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Bill Pullman has signed on to play Sen. Ralph Yarborough in Rob Reiner’s Lbj, joining Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins in the pic about Lbj’s ascent to the presidency and passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Filming is set to begin in September on location in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C. The script by Joey Hartstone centers on the political upheaval Vice President Johnson (Harrelson) faced when he was thrust into the presidency after JFK’s… »

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Bill Pullman Joins Lbj

27 July 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He’s been busy recently reprising his most famous onscreen political role as (now former) President Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence. But Bill Pullman is taking a job on Rob Reiner’s Lbj that should see him debating civil rights, not fighting aliens. Woody Harrelson is playing Lyndon Baines Johnson in the film, which follows the man's rise from the South to the White House, and the political turmoil he faced when the assassination of John F. Kennedy suddenly catapulted then Vice President Johnson in to the Oval Office’s big chair. Facing battles on either side of the spectrum, he attempted to heal the nation and secure his legacy by finally passing his predecessor’s Civil Rights Act.Pullman will be Senator Ralph Yarborough, a famously progressive Democrat from Johnson’s Texan home state who, despite their shared history, often found himself at odds with the man who would be president. »

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News Bits: Lbj, Temple, Bed, Bright

27 July 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lbj

Bill Pullman has signed on to play Senator Ralph Yarborough in Rob Reiner's "Lbj" alongside Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins. The film deals with Vice President Johnson (Harrelson) and his ascent to the presidency and passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act.

Yarborough was a famed progressive Democrat from Texas who was often at odds with the President despite their common roots. The pair were in the car together in Dallas when JFK was killed. Filming is set to begin in September on location in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C. [Source: Deadline]

Temple

Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, a.k.a. The Vicious Brothers ("Grave Encounters," "Extraterrestrial"), will direct the horror-thriller "Temple" from a script by Simon Barrett ("The Guest," "You're Next"). Shooting takes place next year.

A book of ghost stories surrounding various real temples in Japan will also be released as a tie-in. The book will »

- Garth Franklin

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“Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned”: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies

25 July 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sure, we have all seen our share of an “Unstable Mabel” in cinema throughout the years. Some, more than others, do stand out in craziness, chaos and curiosity. These furious females in film–at least the ones that we will spotlight in this particular movie column–have something to their off-kilter filter that dares to dig deep on so many psychological levels of frivolity and fury.

In Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies we will examine some of the warped women on the big screen that have a sense of demented diva-like dimensions to their cockeyed characterizations. These mistresses of misbehaving all demonstrate various kinds of detachment and dysfunction that capture our puzzling imaginations. Are there perhaps even stronger and more memorable bombastic she-beasts that have a certain score to settle against their detractors or society as a whole? Of course. However, the »

- Frank Ochieng

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Daily | In the Works | Campion, Larraín, Hartigan

24 July 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

First up, a very happy 33rd to Elisabeth Moss, who's teaming up again with Jane Campion for a second season of Top of the Lake. More projects in the works: Pablo Larraín’s Neruda with Gael García Bernal; Ridley Scott's adaptation of Don Winslow's novel, The Cartel; Chad Hartigan's follow-up to This Is Martin Bonner, Morris From America; Richard Jenkins joins Woody Harrelson in Rob Reiner's Lbj; Angelina Jolie will adapt a memoir from Cambodian author and human-rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime and one of her co-producers will be Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture). And Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy is headed to Broadway. » - David Hudson »

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Richard Jenkins Joins Lbj

22 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given that he’s an actor who improves every film he appears in – he’s one of the charter members of Empire’s 27 Per Cent-ers’ Club – it’s always good to report when Richard Jenkins has a new job. In this case, he’s playing a powerful real-life politician in Rob Reiner’s Lbj.Woody Harrelson is playing Lyndon Baines Johnson in the film, which follows the man's rise from the South to the White House, and the political turmoil he faced when the assassination of John F. Kennedy suddenly catapulted then Vice President Johnson in to the Oval Office’s big chair. Facing battles on either side of the spectrum, he attempted to heal the nation and secure his legacy by finally passing his predecessor’s Civil Rights Act.Jenkins’ Senator Richard Russell was a connected Georgia politician who initially took Johnson under his wing when the future president »

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Richard Jenkins Joins Woody Harrelson’s Lyndon Johnson Movie ‘LBJ’

22 July 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Jenkins will portray Senator Richard Russell in Rob Reiner’s “LBJ,” alongside Woody Harrelson’s Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Russell, a powerful Georgia politician, took Johnson under his wing when he was elected to the senate, but ultimately faced off against him on the issue of civil rights.

Reiner will direct from a script by Joey Hartstone, which follows Johnson’s ascension from the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington. He was thrust into the presidency by the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and the passage of civil rights legislation.

Lbj” is produced by Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Castle Rock Entertainment and Star Thrower Entertainment. Producers are Reiner, Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Michael R. Williams, Tim White and Trevor White.

Executive producers include Martin Shafer, Elizabeth A. Bell, Danny Roth, Damiano Tucci, Michael Tadross Jr., Chris Conover and Julie May. Voltage Pictures »

- Dave McNary

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Richard Jenkins Joins Rob Reiner’s ‘Lbj’

22 July 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Richard Jenkins, who was just nominated for an Emmy for his role in Olive Kitteridge, has signed on to portray Senator Richard Russell in Lbj, the movie about Lbj’s ascension to become the 36th President of the United States. Rob Reiner is helming the project with Woody Harrelson portraying  Lyndon Baines Johnson. Jenkins will play legendary southern senator Richard Russell, who took Johnson under his wing when he was elected to the senate but would ultimately face off… »

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Richard Jenkins Joins Rob Reiner's "Lbj"

22 July 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Richard Jenkins will portray Senator Richard Russell in Rob Reiner's "Lbj".

Joey Hartstone penned the script which follows Lbj (Woody Harrelson) and his ascension from the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington.

Johnson was thrust into the presidency by the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and the passage of civil rights legislation.

Russell was a powerful Georgia politician who took U.S. President Lyndon Johnson under his wing when he was elected to the senate, but ultimately faced off against him on the issue of civil rights.

Filming will begin in September in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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John Cusack: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

10 July 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Roadside Attractions

In a move that leant to his success in eighties teen pics (more on those later), one of the defining moments of John Cusack’s career happened before he got started, where he dropped out of university, said goodbye to roomie Jeremy Piven and, to quote the man, utilised that “fire in his belly” to forge a career in Hollywood.

A cameo in Sixteen Candles put the young talent on Rob Reiner’s radar, giving Cusack the chance to feature in three of the director’s most endearing pictures, in turn making him the go to guy in movieland when you required a pretty face with a smart mouth.

So, as the eighties segued into the nineties and indie cinema darted out of the paddocks courtesy of Miramax, Sundance and the postmodern auteur, Cusack became the pretty face of some of the decade’s most memorable features.

On a personal level, »

- Shaun Davis

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Meg Ryan Makes Rare Public Appearance at Paris Fashion Week -- See How She Looks Now!

9 July 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Meg Ryan rarely hits the red carpet, so it's been a real treat to see her going glam at Paris Fashion Week! The 53-year-old actress stole the spotlight at the Georges Chakra show, donning an off-the-shoulder, black lace dress. She completed her elegant ensemble with tousled curls and a raspberry-hued lip. The day before, the "Sleepless in Seattle" star dazzled in a fitted, long-sleeved black dress at the Schiaparelli fashion show. Before this recent run in Paris, the beloved '80s and '90s actress hadn't hit up a red carpet event since April 2014, when she and Billy Crystal presented their "When Harry Met Sally" director, Rob Reiner, with the Chaplin Award at the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala in NYC. It appears the Hollywood veteran made the trip alone, after splitting from and then reconciling with boyfriend John Mellencamp in 2014. "Meg is an angel," Mellencamp told Howard Stern about »

- tooFab Staff

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Jason O'Mara Teases Complications to Come, Revisits His Jurassic Series' Fate

1 July 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dr. John Ellison has Complications, all right.

On USA Network’s new summer drama (airing Thursdays at 9/8c), Irish actor Jason O’Mara plays a surgeon who spends precious little time tending to actual patients, focused instead as he is on fending off a local gang that has charged him with keeping 11-year-old drive-by target Antoine safe and sound.

RelatedUSA’s Complications: Is It Just What the Gun-Toting Doctor Ordered?

As if that weren’t enough for the good doc to barely handle, his cohort in this do-or-die agenda is a nurse, Gretchen (played by Jessica Szohr), who knows »

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Rob Reiner on the ‘Long, Long Process’ to Widespread Lgbt Acceptance

30 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the fourth episode we did on “All in the Family,” in the very first season (1971), there was a gay character. Archie was always making fun of a friend of my character, calling him “Sweetie Pie,” and it turns out he wasn’t gay, but this ex-football player whom Archie worshipped was gay. That was a big subject that the show wrestled with. Some people weren’t very comfortable with that. It’s been a long, long process to get to where we are today. I remember when Ellen DeGeneres made her announcement, coming out when she was doing her show. I think that was the biggest show-business statement of all, as popular as she was at that time. It’s almost analogous to Caitlyn Jenner appearing now on the cover of Vanity Fair for the transgender community. It’s a landmark.

Four of us were sitting in the Polo »

- Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on the ‘Long, Long Process’ to Widespread Lgbt Acceptance

30 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the fourth episode we did on “All in the Family,” in the very first season (1971), there was a gay character. Archie was always making fun of a friend of my character, calling him “Sweetie Pie,” and it turns out he wasn’t gay, but this ex-football player whom Archie worshipped was gay. That was a big subject that the show wrestled with. Some people weren’t very comfortable with that. It’s been a long, long process to get to where we are today. I remember when Ellen DeGeneres made her announcement, coming out when she was doing her show. I think that was the biggest show-business statement of all, as popular as she was at that time. It’s almost analogous to Caitlyn Jenner appearing now on the cover of Vanity Fair for the transgender community. It’s a landmark.

Four of us were sitting in the Polo »

- Rob Reiner

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Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

29 June 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Activist David Mixner stood alone on a theater stage in Los Angeles at the start of this year’s Gay Pride Month, sharing his memories with an audience of friends, political figures and a smattering of celebrities, about the time Ronald Reagan saw the light.

It was 1978, and aides to Reagan, who was on the cusp of launching his presidential campaign, believed he was ready to endorse a California initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s classrooms, a ballot proposition inspired by the anti-gay crusades of singer Anita Bryant.

Mixner remembered when he and fellow activist Peter Scott landed a secret meeting with Reagan, who was exceedingly charming and willing to listen. Mixner warned the soon-to-be candidate that the initiative would create anarchy: Students could retaliate for a bad grade by accusing their teachers of being gay.

Reagan didn’t immediately reveal what he was going to do, »

- Ted Johnson and Brent Lang

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Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Activist David Mixner stood alone on a theater stage in Los Angeles at the start of this year’s Gay Pride Month, sharing his memories with an audience of friends, political figures and a smattering of celebrities, about the time Ronald Reagan saw the light.

It was 1978, and aides to Reagan, who was on the cusp of launching his presidential campaign, believed he was ready to endorse a California initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s classrooms, a ballot proposition inspired by the anti-gay crusades of singer Anita Bryant.

Mixner remembered when he and fellow activist Peter Scott landed a secret meeting with Reagan, who was exceedingly charming and willing to listen. Mixner warned the soon-to-be candidate that the initiative would create anarchy: Students could retaliate for a bad grade by accusing their teachers of being gay.

Reagan didn’t immediately reveal what he was going to do, »

- Ted Johnson and Brent Lang

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Laurie Metcalf to Play Annie Wilkes in Broadway Version of Stephen King’s Misery

23 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.

Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.

As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place. »

- Derek Anderson

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New Projects: Bradley Cooper, Lbj, Reese Witherspoon, and Meg the Shark

19 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.

Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »

- Brian Welk

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USA's Complications: Is It Just What the Gun-Toting Doctor Ordered?

18 June 2015 7:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jason O’Mara ran into Complications as the star of USA Network’s new Thursday-night drama. When compared to standard-issue medical dramas, is this fresh twist just what the doctor ordered?

RelatedUSA Sets Dates for Suits, Graceland, Mr. Robot and Others

In the 10-episode series, O’Mara plays John Ellison, a suburban doc who, still processing his daughter’s recent death (and while in the course of rushing an ailing squirrel to the vet), lays witness to a drive-by shooting. John leaps out of his parked car and tends to the critically wounded victim — Antoine, the 11-year-old son of the »

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