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Apparently Tom Cruise Is The One Who Invented Les Grossman

6 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Cruise has played many iconic roles over the course of his career - from the still-active Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible films, to Frank T.J. Mackey in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, to Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July - but ranking right up towards the top is his supporting turn as studio executive Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. It's ridiculous, crude, and unlike anything we've seen from the movie star before - but what may surprise you is that the character was actually Cruise's idea to include. Diving into the making of Tropic Thunder, Grantland has published an oral history of how the Les Grossman role came to exist - and while there are no quotes from Cruise, the story does feature input from Ben Stiller, screenwriter Etan Cohen, co-star Bill Hader, and many more. As the story goes, the film was in »

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From Ben Affleck to Gwyneth Paltrow, Here Are the Top 9 Celeb Movie Cameos Ever—Watch Now!

29 July 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's nothing like a totally awesome (and really unexpected) celebrity movie cameo! It's always fun to be surprised when you see a famous face on the big screen you weren't expecting. Take the Austin Powers movie Goldmember: who knew the flick would start off with Tom Cruise playing Powers and Gwyneth Paltrow portraying the hilarious fictional character Dixie Normous. Then there's David Bowie's cameo in 2001's Zoolander. The music legend popped up to judge a super funny male model walk off between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. And let's not forget Mike Tyson in The Hangover! So who takes the top spot as our favorite celeb cameo ever? Watch our Top 9 video now to look »

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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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‘Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison Slams Lifetime’s ‘UnREAL': ‘It’s Really Terrible’

28 July 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Monday’s “Bachelorette” finale closed with Kaitlyn Bristowe’s happy ending, but host Chris Harrison doesn’t see a fairytale in Lifetime’s “UnReal,” the scripted series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at a reality TV show modeled after “The Bachelor” franchise.

“Really, the main difference that I’ve seen is that people watch ‘The Bachelor,'” Harrison told Variety when asked what he thinks about “UnReal” at “The Bachelorette: Men Tell All” taping earlier this month. “It’s complete fiction. As much as they would love to jump on our coattails — they were begging for us to talk about it and for people to write about it — at the end of the day, no one is watching. I mean, absolutely nobody is watching that show. Why? It is terrible. It is really terrible.”

Lifetime renewed “UnReal” for Season 2 in early July, after a series-high 0.35 rating in adults 18- »

- Seth Kelley

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Nerd Alert: Mission Impossible Honest Trailer and Star Wars Changes

28 July 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Ant-Man gets mashed up with Zoolander, Real Fake History explores the battle of Klendathu in Starship Troopers, Mission: Impossible gets an Honest Trailer and the Fantastic Four reboot gets a meta mashup with Roger Corman's unreleased 1994 version. We also have a complete breakdown of the specific changes made from the original Star Wars movies for the Special Edition releases. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Mission: Impossible Honest Trailer

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means? Another Honest Trailer from the Screen Junkies crew. Today they break down Mission: Impossible and all of its sequels, in honor of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation's release this Friday. »

- MovieWeb

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'Bachelorette' Host Chris Harrison Hates Lifetime's 'UnREAL'

28 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you thought last night's finale of "The Bachelorette" was dramatic, wait until you hear what host Chris Harrison had to say about Lifetime's "Bachelor"-skewering series "UnREAL."

In an interview with Variety, Harrison didn't mince words when asked for his thoughts on the drama, which revolves around the behind-the-scenes action on a fictional dating reality show that resembles "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Despite the show's critical acclaim, Harrison isn't a fan.

"Really, the main difference that I've seen is that people watch 'The Bachelor,'" Harrison told the trade during an interview at "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All" taping, which took place earlier this month. "It's complete fiction. As much as they would love to jump on our coattails - they were begging for us to talk about it and for people to write about it - at the end of the day, no one is watching. »

- Katie Roberts

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DVD Review: 'While We're Young'

28 July 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ For his sixth feature as writer-director, Noah Baumbach continues a newly prolific streak with While We're Young (2014), which furthers his approach to infusing his cinema with his own thoughts, feelings and verdicts on specific areas of contemporary culture. Where his previous film, the monochrome crowd-pleaser Frances Ha (2012), saw him breaking from the existential miserablism that has peppered his films thus far, this sees Baumbach taking an honest look at what it's like to grow old in a world of retro hipsterism, to mostly successful results. In his best role since his first collaboration with the director - the brilliantly acerbic Greenberg (2010) - Ben Stiller plays documentary filmmaker Josh.

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- CineVue UK

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Two Veep Stars Are Making A Comedy About College Football

26 July 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh have spent years earning laughs together on the small screen, both key members of the brilliant comedic ensemble starring in the HBO series Veep, but now they will be bringing their talents to the world of features. They've collaborated on a new football comedy script called Red Shirt, and now that screenplay is going to be turned into a movie by Paramount Pictures. Variety has the scoop of not only the studio pickup, but also that Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films is on board producing the movie as well. For now, any and all plot details are being kept a secret, though it has been confirmed that the story will be set in the world of college football (sorry, Star Trek fans, this isn't about doomed Enterprise crew members). Red Shirt will be the first feature written by Simons, though Walsh has a number »

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Veep's Matt Walsh And Timothy Simons Writing American Football Comedy

26 July 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Usually found trading barbs on the set of comedy series Veep, actor/writers Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons are slightly better at collaborating in real life. In fact, they’ve written a script together, with Paramount picking up Red Shirt as a potential film.Nothing to do with Star Trek’s ill-fated crew members, Red Shirt is actually set in the world of American college football. The term – which can actually apply to any sport at the collegiate level – means putting a player on suspension so as to extend their eligibility. This happens for various reasons, including waiting for them to be ready to juggle the challenges of the sport and their athletic demands, having the chance to practice with the team without needing to play and building their strength and stamina ready for the rigours of a season.Exactly how that will play into the plot remains to be seen, »

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'Zoolander 2' Star Cyrus Arnold -- I Got a Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Deal

25 July 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Cyrus Arnold scored the sweet role of playing the son of Derek Zoolander in the upcoming "Zoolander 2" and he signed a deal so good ... Maury Ballstein must have gotten it for him.  According to his contract, Arnold will make around $25k for an eight week shoot -- working alongside Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and probably tons of other huge stars since they'll All being making cameos. But the best part of 13-year-old Cyrus' deal »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Veep’ Stars Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons Developing Football Comedy

24 July 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veep” stars Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh have set up college football comedy “Red Shirt” with Paramount Studios.

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films is producing. The logline for the duo’s pitch is under wraps.

In college football, the practice of “redshirting” is widely employed: A player’s participation is delayed for a year in order to maintain his eligibility for another year.

HBO has ordered a fifth season of “Veep,” in which Simons plays former White House liaison Jonah Ryan and Walsh portrays the vice president’s director of communications Mike McLintock.

Simons is due to appear in “Goosebumps” with Jack Black, in “Michelle Darnell” with Melissa McCarthy and in “Gold” with Matthew McConaughey. Walsh appeared in “Get Hard” and is in Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters,” starring McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

Paramount-based Red Hour is in post-production on Stiller’s “Zoolander 2,” due out Feb. 12.

Simons is repped by UTA and Brillstein. »

- Dave McNary

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Reese Witherspoon Gets American Cinematheque Award

23 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Reese Witherspoon is set to receive the 29th American Cinematheque award at the organization's annual black-tie benefit gala on Friday, October 30 in the ballroom of La's Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Witherspoon was unanimously chosen by the Cinematheque board for her work as an actress, and as a producer under her Pacific Standard production banner, which she founded with Bruna Papandrea in 2012. This year, she was Oscar-nominated for her performance as Cheryl Strayed in the redemption drama "Wild." Witherspoon, who recently launched her own retail brand, took the 2006 Best Actress Academy Award for her steely portrayal of June Carter Cash. Read More: Recipe for a Successful Cinematheque Ball: Matthew McConaughey Last year's American Cinematheque award went to Witherspoon's "Mud" costar Matthew McConaughey. Recent honorees include Julia Roberts (2007), Samuel L. Jackson (2008), Matt Damon (2010), Robert Downey Jr. (2011), Ben Stiller (2013) and Jerry »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Tax Breaks Bringing Hollywood Productions Back to Italy

23 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The paparazzi have been busy this year chasing stars filming in the Eternal City, as Hollywood has rediscovered Italy, making the country — and Rome’s storied Cinecitta Studios — a hot destination for foreign shoots.

Competitive tax breaks, a great euro-to-dollar exchange rate, and Italy’s depth of crew and craftsmen recently lured Paramount’s “Zoolander 2” as well as MGM and Paramount’s “Ben-Hur” remake, marking the first time in at least a decade that Cinecitta has hosted two big Hollywood productions. Ron Howard’s “Inferno” and the next James Bond installment, “Spectre,” have also shot in Rome and other parts of Italy.

Growing its production sector could be a shot in the arm for the nation’s ailing economy  — after all, as former prime minister Giulio Andreotti famously said of an earlier epic film shoot, “ ‘Quo Vadis’ did more for Italy than the Marshall Plan.”

It was only a »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Icon appoints head of theatrical sales

23 July 2015 2:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Universal exec Dave Jarmain joins UK outfit Icon Film Distribution.

UK distributor Icon Film Distribution has named former Universal Pictures executive Dave Jarmain head of theatrical sales with immediate effect.

Starting at Universal in 2006, Jarmain most recently served as senior sales manager for the UK.

During his tenure at Universal he worked on titles including Jurassic World, Minions, the Fast & Furious franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey, Mamma Mia!, as well as Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Asif Kapadia’s Senna

Prior to Universal Pictures, Jarmain worked for indie Momentum Pictures, working on titles including Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall.

Jarmain replaces Jeremy Baum who has joined StudioCanal.

Jarmain said: “At Universal I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work on such a varied and successful slate of films. Icon has an enviable line-up for the rest of 2015, into 2016 and beyond. It’s an exciting time to be joining them.”

Icon’s slate »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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‘Fault in Our Stars’ Author John Green Signs First-Look Deal with Fox

21 July 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox 2000 Pictures has entered into a first-look producing deal with John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns.”

Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler said in statement Tuesday: “We are elated to expand upon our already extraordinary relationship with John and feel honored to be able to enhance our creative horizons together. He is truly a force of nature and we are proud to be part of his world.”

Under the deal, Green will collaborate with Temple Hill Entertainment principals Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on several projects. Temple Hill, which produced the “Twilight” movies and “The Fault in Our Stars” film, already has a first-look deal at Fox.

The Fault in Our Stars” was a breakout hit last year with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a budget of under $15 million. The film adaptation of “Paper Towns” — produced by Bowen, Godfrey and Green — opens Friday »

- Dave McNary

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From Clueless to Pulp Fiction, 10 of the best and worst dates on film

21 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Seeing a movie is usually a pretty safe bet for a first date. But what about the people in the movie that are going on dates themselves? They’re either having the best date of their lives or the worst, so your own date will almost definitely lie somewhere in the middle.

We’ve compiled some of the best and worst movie dates in honour of the release of TrainwreckJudd Apatow’s latest stars Amy Schumer as a woman afraid of commitment until Bill Hader proves he might just be the one. Trainwreck also stars LeBron JamesTilda Swinton, and Brie Larson.

Catch Trainwreck in Cineplex theatres on July 17th, and see if your favourite movie date made it onto our list!

 

Good: Before Sunrise (1995)

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy partake in a feature-length first date in Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise. The two twenty-somethings, Jesse (Hawke) and Céline »

- Sasha James and Amanda Wood

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While We’re Young Blu-ray Review

21 July 2015 5:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Noah Baumbach

Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 94 minutes

Special Features: The Cast / Working with director Noah Baumbach / Generation Tech / Working with Charles Grodin / Hip-Hop Class / Theatrical Trailer

Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young bridges the gap between the 20-something movies where people try and find ‘themselves’ and wraps it into the world of Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 but, saying that, still holds all the unique quirks and intelligence of Baumbach’s previous work. With a smart cast of Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin, here you find an honest and entertaining exploration of what it feels like to grow older without dragging its desires in cliché.

Josh (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts) are our happy middle-aged couple, whatever that age is, who have noticed everyone around them is settling down, having kids and they »

- Dan Bullock

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Kris Jenner Copies Derek Zoolander in Colorful Ensemble: Who Wore It Best?

19 July 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Quick, pull a Blue Steel! Kris Jenner channeled a fashion great last weekend when she wore a colorful Valentino camouflage jacket and matching pants at the airport.  The momager, 59, rocked the same coat that Derek Zoolander (aka Ben Stiller) wore back in March while shooting a campaign for the Italian designer.  The photos were taken to promote the upcoming Zoolander sequel, which costars Owen Wilson and is set to hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.  This isn't the first time Jenner has copied a star's style. Last month [...] »

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Five Star Wars Movies Disney Should Make (But Probably Won’t)

19 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway looks at what Star Wars films Disney could make (but probably won’t)…

With Rogue One apparently well into production and The Force Awakens juggernaut rumbling on, it might seem like we’ve reached “Peak Star Wars”. Yesterday I saw a grown man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Chewie, we’re home”. When people are quoting a film they can’t possibly have seen you know you have a phenomenon on your hands. Guillermo del Toro suggested a Godfather style movie about Jabba The Hutt, which seems like a movie too far, but why stop there? There are countless movies to set in the Star Wars Universe. Or should that be Star Wars Galaxy? Here are just a few…

Those Were The Droids… Is a Noah Baumbach indie movie starring Ben Stiller as the hapless Stormtrooper who falls for Obi Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Mind Trick in Mos Eisley. »

- Neil Calloway

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UK TV ratings: Emma Willis's Prized Apart remains steady with 2.6 million viewers

19 July 2015 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb

Emma Willis's Prized Apart remained steady with 2.6 million viewers last night (July 19), according to overnight figures.

The BBC One show averaged 2.59m (16.3%) from 7pm, before The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins earned 3.34m (19.5%). Casualty rose to 4.15m (23.2%) from 8.55pm, and The John Bishop Show appealed to 3.1m (18.4%) afterwards.

On BBC Two, a Dad's Army repeat entertained 1.48m (8.2%) from 8.45pm. Documentary film Melvyn Bragg: Wigton to Westminster averaged 1.15m (6.8%) between 9.15pm and 10.30pm.

ITV aired Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 from 7pm, which was enjoyed by 2.76m (16.5%). Later on, live boxing between Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez Jr drew an audience of 1.6m (10.5%).

On Channel 4, the film The Watch starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn was caught by 1.05m (6.3%) from 9pm.

Over on Channel 5, Transporter: The Series garnered 436k (2.5%) in the 9pm hour and Denzel Washington thriller »

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