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Brush Up on 33 Little-Known Full House Facts

3 April 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Source: ABC A reboot for Full House is reportedly in the works at Netflix, '90s kids! Plenty of people call themselves Full House fans, but how much trivia do you know about the people and the stories behind the hit '90s show, not to mention where the cast is now? Several of the show's stars have been sharing the spotlight lately. Candace Cameron Bure competed on Dancing With the Stars, and a few of her former castmates cheered for her from the stands. She also reunited on screen with Scott Weinger, who played D.J.'s boyfriend Steve, for an episode of The Neighbors, and all three of the main Full House guys came together for a Super Bowl commercial last year. To relive all the Full House excitement, take a look at 33 things you may not know about your favorite '90s series. The Show The show »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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'Whiplash' Short That Inspired Movie Is Now Online

2 March 2015 3:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Although it didn't ultimately take home the Best Picture Oscar last weekend, writer-director Damien Chazelle's Whiplash is widely regarded as one of the best movies of 2014. J.K. Simmons ended up taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the brutal music professor Fletcher, but before that, he played the same role in Damien Chazelle's short film, also entitled Whiplash. The short ended up winning the Short Film Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which lead to the feature film getting produced, and today we have the full short online.

Damien Chazelle's Whiplash screenplay landed on The Black List in 2012, a list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Since he had never directed a film before, the writer picked a lengthy scene from his script and directed it himself, bringing on J.K. Simmons to play Fletcher and Johnny Simmons (21 Jump Street »

- MovieWeb

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Smith to Have One of His Worst Domestic Openings Ever: 'Focus'

1 March 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Focus' movie: Will Smith has third weakest weekend box-office debut of his career (photo: Will Smith in 'Focus') According to those referred to in polite society as "conservatives," winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not even go there. Instead, let's focus (bad pun intended) on the Focus movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con couple, which opened below expectations – with wintery weather as a possible culprit – in North America this weekend, February 27-March 1, 2015. According to box-office tracking, as late as a couple of days ago Warner Bros.' modestly budgeted Focus was expected to take in between $22-24 million. Barring a miracle akin to a sudden halt to rising ocean temperatures (pardon the hyperbole), that's not about to happen. Now, before I proceed: "modestly budgeted"? Well, for a Will Smith movie, $50 million – after »

- Zac Gille

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The Week in Horror: Louis C.K. lobbies for 'Alien 5,' 'Bates Motel' gets even more incest-y

20 February 2015 6:11 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: one of our greatest comedians is hot for our greatest sci-fi/horror franchise, Fox raises the ire of fanboys with its apparently-infuriating adaptation of a Neil Gaiman comic book series and Dan Aykroyd isn't letting certain failure keep him from pushing for another "conventional" "Ghostbusters" sequel. See below for the full roundup. #1 Louis C.K. wants in on this "Alien" business The Emmy-winning comedian not only wants to star in the Neill Blomkamp-directed sequel (see below), he'd like to "die in a terrible way," as Sigourney Weaver related on Wednesday's episode of "Jimmy Fallon." If this happens, he's totally the new Paul Reiser. #2 Neill Blomkamp is directing the next "Alien" movie It's official! The director of one very good film and »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Oscars 2015: Why Whiplash should win Best Picture

20 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We know, we know. It's not going to happen. But in the run-up to Oscar Sunday, why not dare to dream?

We first fell in love with Damien Chazelle's thrilling, singular Whiplash at Cannes last spring, and we ended up giving the film no fewer than three separate five-star reviews - one from Cannes, one from the London Film Festival and one for its theatrical release. Because why do things by halves?

Here are six reasons why we're rooting for Whiplash in this year's Best Picture race.

1. The script

Click here to read the entire scene

Alongside Jk Simmons's performance and Tom Cross's editing, the most-nominated aspect of Whiplash this awards season has been its lean, rich screenplay, which you can (and should) read in full online.

The film's laser focus on the push-pull between Andrew and Fletcher is tangible on the page, Chazelle meticulously peppering emotionally »

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2015 Oscar Previews: Part 1

17 February 2015 4:32 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 87th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 22nd at 7pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special: The 9 Greatest Segments of the Night

16 February 2015 2:14 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Saturday Night Live has been entertaining audiences for 40 years with some of the funniest, edgiest, and smartest humor on television.

For the sketch show's massive, star-studded three-and-a-half hour anniversary special, the show pulled out all the stops and gave fans the nostalgic retrospective everyone wanted, while creating brand new content that proves once and for all that any of the show's beloved characters and sketches can still stand the test of time.

Video: Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph Reveal Their Favorite 'SNL' Characters

Like any episode of SNL, there were a few bumps and hiccups here or there, and like any episode it didn't matter at all because you never stopped smiling.

Below, we take a look at the nine funniest, most nostalgic moments of the night.

#9. "Wayne's World" Returns

Dana Carvey and Mike Myers reprised their roles as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar in an SNL-themed episode of Wayne's World that might have »

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Alexandra Socha Upped to Series Regular on Amazon Comedy ‘Red Oaks’

12 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress and singer Alexandra Socha has been upped to a series regular on Amazon’s ’80s-set comedy from Steven Soderbergh, “Red Oaks,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Socha, who’s had recurring arcs on “Royal Pains,” “The Big C” and “Damages” and replaced Lea Michele in “Spring Awakening’s” original Broadway production in 2008, was a guest star in the pilot for Amazon Studios, which premiered last year on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The full series is set to bow later this year.

The coming-of-age series, set in suburban New Jersey in the mid-’80s, follows college student David Myers (Craig Roberts), working the summer as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club, during the last hurrah before his adult life begins. Paul Reiser (“Mad About You”) and Jennifer Grey (“Dirty Dancing”) also star.

Socha will continue her role as Skye in the series.

Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Joe Gangemi »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Whiplash’ Review

2 February 2015 5:59 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair | Written and Directed by Damian Chazelle

I’m not going to tell you anything you haven’t already heard; Whiplash is great, even (perhaps especially) if you’re not particularly into jazz drumming. J.K. Simmons ought to win all the awards for his portrayal of the most magnetically monstrous educator in cinema, Miles Teller finally begins coming through on his ‘next big thing’ status (though Two Night Stand may well reset that bar) and writer-director Damian Chazelle gives us a heart-pumping, electrifyingly edited action movie about artistic perfection, singular misery and the ambition that drives many to both.

But like I said, you already know all that. It’s hard not to with so much buzz surrounding the film, but oddly for a movie at this level »

- Mark Allen

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Concussion starring Will Smith set for Christmas release

29 January 2015 3:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety and numerous other sources are today reporting that Will Smith-starrer Concussion will make its bow in the Us on Christmas Day this year, putting it in the mix for the yearly awards season.

Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who fought to bring awareness of football-related brain traumas, as well as challenges political, cultural and corporate issues surrounding the health issues.

Peter Landesman (Parkland) writes and directs the film, which also stars Gugu Mnatha-Raw (Belle), Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible 5), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), David Morse (The Rock), Albert Brooks (A Most Violent Year) and Luke Wilson (The Skeleton Twins). Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings) is one of the film’s producers.

Concussion’s Christmas Day release will see it up against Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, and David O. Russell’s Joy, »

- Gary Collinson

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Concussion starring Will Smith set for Christmas release

28 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety and numerous other sources are today reporting that Will Smith-starrer Concussion will make its bow in the Us on Christmas Day this year, putting it in the mix for the yearly awards season.

Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who fought to bring awareness of football-related brain traumas, as well as challenges political, cultural and corporate issues surrounding the health issues.

Peter Landesman (Parkland) writes and directs the film, which also stars Gugu Mnatha-Raw (Belle), Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible 5), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), David Morse (The Rock), Albert Brooks (A Most Violent Year) and Luke Wilson (The Skeleton Twins). Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings) is one of the film’s producers.

Concussion’s Christmas Day release will see it up against Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, and David O. Russell’s Joy, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Will Smith’s Concussion Will Come On Christmas Day

28 January 2015 3:28 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you are gathered around the Christmas tree, or exchanging presents with your loved ones, or enjoying It’s A Wonderful Life on constant repeat, you know that at some point you begin thinking: “You know what this Christmas needs? More concussions.” That’s what Sony Pictures is banking on, at any rate, as they nab a December 25, 2015 release date for the Will Smith football movie Concussion.

While I joke, Concussion is actually a serious film about the doctor who discovered the degree of trauma to the head caused by playing professional football, blowing the whistle and causing quite a few headaches across the NFL. Will Smith plays the doctor, Bennet Omalu, who discovered Cte (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of two NFL players who committed suicide. The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Paul Reiser and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, along with Luke Wilson as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Will Smith's NFL drama Concussion sets release date

28 January 2015 10:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Will Smith's NFL drama Concussion has set a holiday release date.

Sony Pictures will release Concussion in Us cinemas on Christmas Day (December 25).

Smith stars in the Peter Landesman-directed sports drama as a neuropathologist who discovers degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte) in the brains of two ex-nfl players who committed suicide.

Concussion examines the ways the NFL allegedly mishandled treatment of ex-players who developed neurological diseases.

Albert Brooks also appears in the movie as noted forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht.

Concussion is based on Jeanne Marie Laskas's groundbreaking GQ article Game Brain.

Luke Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse and Paul Reiser have supporting roles in the upcoming film. »

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Will Smith’s ‘Concussion’ Drama Set for Christmas Release

27 January 2015 5:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures has dated its Will Smith drama “Concussion” for Christmas Day — a week after the arrival of Disney-Marvel’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Smith porrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who discovered football-related brain trauma in a player and fought to bring awareness to the public.

Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, David Morse and Albert Brooks also star.

Peter Landesman directs from his own script, based on the GQ article “Game Brain,” written by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

Producers are Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon; executive producers are David Crockett and Michael Schaefer.

Concussion” is the third title to land on Christmas following Paramount’s “Monster Trucks” and Fox’s Jennifer Lawrence-David O. Russell project “Joy.”

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- Dave McNary

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Will Smith’s ‘Concussion’ To Hit Theaters Christmas Day

27 January 2015 5:08 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Pictures announced today that it has scheduled the Will Smith drama Concussion for a Christmas Day release. The film is opening at a prime time, not only because of the holiday movie season but also just as the NFL will be preparing for the playoffs. Concussion follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of football-related brain trauma in a pro player and fought to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth, Omalu, a total outsider to pro football, takes on the sports industry’s status quo. His studies on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte), prompted the NFL to take brain-related injuries seriously. Cte was cited in the suicides of former NFL stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson. Deadline announced Smith’s attachment to the film back in June.

Written and directed by Peter Landesman (Parkland), Concussion is based on the GQ »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Will Smith NFL Drama ‘Concussion’ Sets Release Date

27 January 2015 5:08 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony’s NFL concussion drama has been titled “Concussion” and has been scheduled for Christmas Day, 2015, the studio announced Tuesday.

Peter Landesman wrote and directed the film which stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard and Paul Reiser, with David Morse and Albert Brooks. The factual drama is based in part on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

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The story follows the David-vs.-Goliath journey of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of football-related brain »

- Linda Ge

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CBS Finds Its Supergirl

22 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Supergirl, CBS's entry into TV's ever-escalating superhero-show arms race, has found its lead: Melissa Benoist will play 24-year-old Kryptonian Kara Zor-El in the upcoming Greg Berlanti series. Benoist is most famous for playing one of the next-generation New Directions members in Glee; more recently, she was Miles Teller's girlfriend in Whiplash. Of course, since Teller is playing Mr. Fantastic and J.K. Simmons was J. Jonah Jameson, this leaves Paul Reiser as the only Whiplash cast member not to have a superhero project of his own. Somebody cast that guy as Phantom Stranger! »

- Nate Jones

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‘Black Sea’ Review: Jude Law’s Submarine Salvage Thriller Rises to the Occasion

15 January 2015 12:21 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Claustrophobic, tense and playing out as a global economy variation on “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” set in the cold, crushing depths of the ocean, director Kevin MacDonald‘s “Black Sea” will have any thrillseekers in the theater clutching their armrest and shivering with imagined terrors.

Jude Law, with a short growth of stubble and a low growl of an accent, stars as Robinson, a Navy veteran who, in his first scene, is being fired after over a decade with a shipping company. Drinks with other similarly-discharged old coworkers lead to a discussion of rumors, legends and tales about a sunken German U-Boat, »

- James Rocchi

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Whiplash review

15 January 2015 5:33 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Two knockout performances and some taut direction make Whiplash an unmissable drama. No wonder it's up for Best Picture...

Whiplash is, appropriately, an escalating drumroll of a movie. Starting slowly, picking up the tempo and building drama to a final act where the tension explodes and this drum metaphor stops making sense.

Jazz drummer Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is studying at Shaffer Conservatory, a prestigious music school in New York. He attracts the attention of conductor Terence Fletcher (J K Simmons) and is recruited as an alternate in his band. Andrew quickly discovers that Fletcher is a master manipulator, keeping his band under a reign of terror. Whiplash follows Andrew as he engages in a battle of wills with his tyrannical music teacher.

Whiplash’s pace is relentless. Previously, Damien Chazelle directed one little seen indie film (Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench) and has a handful of writer credits to his name, »

- ryanlambie

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 2014

6 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new year of films may beckon, but there are lots of movies from 2014 you may have missed. Here's a list of 2014's most underappreciated...

There was no shortage of magnificent films in 2014 of every kind, from the expensive and explosive to the low-key and experimental. But it's a sad fact of life that not all movies do as well as they should, either because of poor distribution or simply because they'd been released at the same time as something much bigger and more star-laden.

While the list below is by no means an exhaustive one - there are plenty of great films from 2014 that we're still getting around to seeing - it's our attempt to highlight a few fine pieces of work that didn't get quite as much love as they deserved.

So without further ado - and in no particular order - we'll start with a stunning »

- ryanlambie

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