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‘Hobbit’ Storms China, Crosses $600M Overseas: International Box Office Update

21 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update 7:10 Pm Pt: The holdovers had it at this weekend’s international box office. The frame was up roughly 11% from last weekend across the Top 10 studio titles playing overseas, largely thanks to the China performance of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. That film now has an international cume of $616.9M and a worldwide total of about $866.5M. That’s a little less than $100M off the $960M with which The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug ended its run in 2014. However, an apples-to-apples comparison would be difficult to make at this juncture given currency fluctuations. Nevertheless, the China bow of Five Armies nearly bested the entire Middle Kingdom run The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in local currency terms. The earlier film traveled to a total 315.9 yuan while Five Armies grossed 307.9 yuan in its first three days. Smaug’s three-day was just 198M yuan in February on 2014. On just under 200 plays, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Gff 2015: Baumbach's 'While We're Young' to open Glasgow

22 January 2015 2:21 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Glasgow Film Festival co-directors Allan Hunter and Allison Gardner took to a makeshift stage at the citizenM hotel to announce the full programme for this year's 11th edition. Noah Baumbach's While We're Young, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, has been chosen to open the festival, while Force Majeure - which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival - will close proceedings. In total, 174 events will take place across the famed cinema city from 18 February to 1 March, including 11 world premières, 10 European premières and 33 UK premières. Highlights include fall festival favourites Mommy, Clouds of Sils Maria and Girlhood, Alan Rickman's directorial debut A Little Chaos, the Pedro Almodóvar-produced black comedy Wild Tales and Still Alice.

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- CineVue UK

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Glasgow Film Festival Line-Up Announced

21 January 2015 5:50 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Scottish film fans and people who just happen to be in the Glasgow area in late February but who really like movies rejoice! The line-up for the Glasgow Film Festival, a jamboree of films, events and Q&As now in its eleventh year, has been announced. In a coup for the festival, Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young will get its European premiere to kick things off on February 18. The curtain comes down a fortnight later with the Cannes-approved during-ski drama Force Majeure.Lending some indie cachet and star power to the festival, Baumbach’s latest reunites him with his Greenberg star Ben Stiller in a drama about two middle-aged types (Stiller and Naomi Watts) who try to veer away from fuddy-duddydom by hanging out with young hipsters played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. Click here for the trailer.Other notable premieres include Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated doc Salt Of The Earth »

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Baumbach's While We're Young to open Glasgow

21 January 2015 11:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

11th edition of festival to close with UK premiere of Force Majeure, and will feature 33 UK premieres and a record 11 world premieres.

While We’re Young is to receive its European premiere as the opening film of the 11th Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) (Feb 18-Mar 1).

Noah Baumbach’s comedy stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a settled married couple who are offered a second chance at youth when hipsters Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) come into their lives. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year.

This year’s festival will close with the UK premiere of Cannes Jury Prize-winner Force Majeure, written and directed by Ruben Östlund. The film explores the flaws and cracks in a marriage after an avalanche hits in the French Alps where the couple are on a skiing holiday with their children.

Supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland, Creative Scotland and BFI, this year’s »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’ headlines Glasgow Film Festival 2015

21 January 2015 10:52 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach)

The full line-up has been announced for this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 18th February to Sunday 1st March, and it features over 150 UK, Scottish or European premieres, as well as multiple rep screenings and special events.

The festival opens with the European premiere of While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach’s comedy follow-up to Frances Ha, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin. The closing night gala on 1st March will be the UK premiere of Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s already much-vaunted darkly comic relationship drama Force Majeure.

Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund)

Additional UK premiere highlights include awards season darling Still Alice, Wim Wenders’ recently Oscar-nominated documentary The Salt of the Earth, Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, and legendary Swedish director Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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‘Sniper’ Hits Eastwood Highs; ‘Taken’, ‘Son’ Top International Box Office: Final

21 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

International actuals took their time arriving after the long holiday weekend in the U.S. Most studios have now reported, and in some cases have included grosses through Monday. There were no massive fluctuations, but some of the Oscar nominees including The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood and Birdman enjoyed nice bumps in holdover markets. Figures have also been added below for Jason Statham’s Wild Card, which opened to a strong hand in France, two weeks ahead of its domestic debut.

Figures for the above films have been updated below along with: Taken 3, Seventh Son, Big Hero 6, Penguins Of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, American Sniper, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Ouija, Blackhat, Dumb And Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Honig Im Kopf, Gone Girl, Let’s Be Cops, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Kevin Hart On Why He Won't Play a Gay Role

20 January 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Kevin Hart has revealed the one role that he regrets turning down.

In a recent interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, the 35-year-old comedian reveals he actually turned down the role of rapper Alpa Chino in 2008's Tropic Thunder, which eventually went to Brandon T. Jackson. The action comedy starring A-listers Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Stiller and Jack Black went on to become both a huge critical and box office hit.

According to Hart, the original draft of the script had the closeted character role being a lot more "flagrant."

Photos: Almost Got the Part -- How Reese Lost Out on Amy Adams' 'The Master' Role

"In my defense -- first of all, before I say this, I'm politically correct. To the gay community, I respect and appreciate you for everything y'all do, and as people, I love you -- the part was way more ... in the beginning, the dude was »

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TCA: Ben Stiller brings Another Period, Big Time to Comedy Central

13 January 2015 7:24 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Ben Stiller was on hand at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday to present two upcoming Comedy Central series executive produced by his Red Hour production company. Another Period, which debuts this summer, is a sort of Downton Abbey for for people who loathe Downton Abbey — messy, ribald and hilarious, but also surprisingly well researched. Series stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, who created the series from a short film with the same premise, spent time in the show’s Newport, R.I., to get a feel for the era and setting in which their turn-of-the-century socialite sisters Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt lived. The series also stars Paget Brewster … Continue reading →

The post TCA: Ben Stiller brings Another Period, Big Time to Comedy Central appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Lori Acken

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Fox Searchlight picks up Noah Baumbach’s latest film

12 January 2015 7:41 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After the success of 2013′s Frances Ha, it looks like writing/directing team Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig will be joining up again for another feature. With the film expected to be screened at Sundance in January, Fox Searchlight has jumped on distributing the film, which will be Baumbach’s second film of the year.

The third collaboration between Gerwig and Baumbach, Mistress America also stars Lola Kirke. The synopsis is as follows: “In ‘Mistress America, Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.”

The film will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will join While »

- Zach Dennis

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Sean Penn Raises $6 Million for Haiti with Charlize Theron by His Side

12 January 2015 8:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

"Do we have the doors locked now?" Sean Penn joked onstage at his Help Haiti Home gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. "We didn't do all this for work for anybody in this room to come and not pledge!" The Oscar winner, 54, pulled out all the stops at the Montage Hotel to help raise funds for his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which has supported Haiti since the devastating earthquake in 2010. "We'll see a Haiti that will be able to stand on its feet in not too long. That's an exciting thing," Penn told People before the show. And what a show it was. »

- Matthew Cole Weiss, @MattColeWeiss

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Sean Penn Raises $6 Million for Haiti with Charlize Theron by His Side

12 January 2015 8:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

"Do we have the doors locked now?" Sean Penn joked onstage at his Help Haiti Home gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. "We didn't do all this for work for anybody in this room to come and not pledge!" The Oscar winner, 54, pulled out all the stops at the Montage Hotel to help raise funds for his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which has supported Haiti since the devastating earthquake in 2010. "We'll see a Haiti that will be able to stand on its feet in not too long. That's an exciting thing," Penn told People before the show. And what a show it was. »

- Matthew Cole Weiss, @MattColeWeiss

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14 movie sequels stuck in development hell

12 January 2015 3:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Twins sequel Triplets gets delayed, here are other big name sequels struggling to get going - from Top Gun 2 to Die Hard 6...

We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.

With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)

Triplets

What is it?

The long-belated sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito comedy Twins, with the wheeze this time being Eddie Murphy reportedly joining the cast as »

- simonbrew

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Comedy Actor Taylor Negron Has Died at 57

11 January 2015 4:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taylor Negron, a familiar face in comedies, died Saturday surrounded by family, according to a relative. He was 57. "I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him," his cousin, Chuck Negron, said in a video. "May he rest in peace." Negron, who reportedly died from a lengthy battle with cancer, started his career as a 19-year-old intern working with Lucille Ball and studied with the veteran acting coach Lee Strasberg. "I learned from Lucy that you never get »

- Elaine Aradillas, @elaineja

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Comedy Actor Taylor Negron Has Died at 57

11 January 2015 4:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taylor Negron, a familiar face in comedies, died Saturday surrounded by family, according to a relative. He was 57. "I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him," his cousin, Chuck Negron, said in a video. "May he rest in peace." Negron, who reportedly died from a lengthy battle with cancer, started his career as a 19-year-old intern working with Lucille Ball and studied with the veteran acting coach Lee Strasberg. "I learned from Lucy that you never get »

- Elaine Aradillas, @elaineja

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Sean Penn & Charlize Theron Help Haiti

10 January 2015 11:03 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

For the fourth year in a row, Sean Penn’s annual Help Haiti Home gala brought out some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Among those in attendance were Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson, Adrien Brody, Ben Stiller and Sean's rumored fiancee, Charlize Theron, who joined him on the red carpet before he spoke with Access Hollywood.

“It’s a worthy project,” Penn said of his non-profit J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which helps earthquake survivors in Haiti with relocation, community development and medical care.

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron arrive at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

10 January 2015 11:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. Goldwyn Jr. was an Emmy-award-winning director and Oscar-nominated producer. He most recently worked on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller, which was released in 2013. Goldwyn Jr. comes from a family that helped create Hollywood. His father, Samuel Goldwyn Sr., was a founder of Paramount Studios, and his production company was acquired by Metro Pictures Corp. to become part of one of Hollywood's largest studios, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). He grew up in Hollywood and attended his first Academy Awards when he was 11 years old, »

- Elaine Aradillas

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First Stills For Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’

10 January 2015 7:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

While I personally only know a little about this movie While We’Re Young, it picked up some of that well-received critical acclaim on the film festival circuit, including our very own report from Tiff last year.

Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi WattsCharles GrodinAdam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried. We’re fans of Noah Baumbach here at Thn and this is his 8th directorial outing, who last gave us the wonderful Frances Ha in 2012. Here’s your official sypnopsis below and then scroll for a couple of images starring Grodin, Stiller and Watts.

A middle-aged couple’s career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

While We’Re Young is out in UK cinemas 3rd April 2015. »

- Dan Bullock

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Iconic Film Producer, Dead at 88

9 January 2015 9:49 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 88.

Born Sept. 7, 1926, Goldwyn was the son of actress Frances Howard and the Hollywood Golden Age movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, a founder of Paramount Pictures. Goldwyn Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and founded the independent film companies The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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Goldwyn was known for fostering young moviemaking talent, including Ang Lee (“The Wedding Banquet”), Anthony Minghella (“Truly Madly Deeply”) and Kenneth Branagh (“Henry V”), and is even »

- Deborah Day

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

9 January 2015 8:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of a fiercely independent-minded Hollywood mogul and the producer of many independent films in his own right including “Mystic Pizza” and studio hits including “Master and Commander,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. His son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died of congestive heart failure.

Goldwyn Jr. received his final credit as a producer, together with son John and others, on Fox’s long-gestating remake of the Goldwyn Sr.-produced classic “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” starring and directed by Ben Stiller and released in December 2013.

The courtly and soft-spoken scion was known for shepherding independent and foreign films and got his start in documentary filmmaking, in contrast to his brash father, who made his way from a youth of poverty in Poland to a partner in MGM.

I love it. If you don’t love this business, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's 'Mistress America' finds a home with Searchlight

9 January 2015 5:13 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sundance is about two weeks away and the first major acquisition has already occurred. Fox Searchlight has picked up Noah Baumbach's "Mistress America" which is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 24 in Park City, Utah.  "America" is the second collaboration between Baumbach and Greta Gerwig after 2012's critically acclaimed dramedy "Frances Ha." Once again the duo co-wrote the screenplay, Baumbach directed and Gerwig stars.  She's joined ths time around by newcomer Lola Kirke and a relatively unknown cast.   According to Searchlight, "America" focuses on Tracy (LKirke) a college freshman who is not having the exciting or cosmopolitan life she expected attending school in New York City. Things turn upside down when Brooke (Gerwig), her soon to be stepsister, takes her under her wing and she is "seduced by Brooke's alluringly mad schemes." In a release from the mini-major, Searchlight Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley remarked, "Noah's distinct cinematic voice »

- Gregory Ellwood

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