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7 items from 2016


Nicole Beharie Joins Michael Ealy and Jesse Williams in 'Jacob's Ladder' Remake

18 April 2016 6:41 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Ten days after she said an official "good bye" to Fox's “Sleepy Hollow” series, Nicole Beharie has joined Michael Ealy in the previously-announced remake of "Jacob's Ladder," the 1990 psychological thriller directed by Adrian Lyne, which starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. Also previously cast is Jesse Williams; although I'm only just learning about his joining the film.  In the original, the protagonist, Jacob, is a Vietnam veteran whose experiences prior to and during the war result in fragmented flashbacks and bizarre hallucinations that continue to haunt him, as he desperately tries to get to the bottom of it all. Budgeted »

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Star Nicole Beharie Joins ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake

18 April 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sleepy Hollow” star Nicole Beharie has joined Michael Ealy and Jesse Williams in the reboot of thriller “Jacob's Ladder.”

The reboot is a modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers. David Rosenthal, who directed Ealy in “The Perfect Guy,” is set to direct.

Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner. Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.

The script was written by Jeff Buhler (“Pet Cemetery”) and Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter”). The project was originally sold as a pitch by Jake Wade Wall. Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.

The original “Jacob’s Ladder” was released in 1990 and directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. Robbins played the titular Jacob, »

- Dave McNary

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Best Baseball Movies

3 April 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the »

- Movie Geeks

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'Jacob's Ladder' Remake Reunites Michael Ealy with 'Perfect Guy' Director

21 March 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Three years after first being put into development, Ld Entertainment's Jacob's Ladder is finally moving in the right direction. Deadline reports that Michael Ealy has signed on to star, reuniting with The Perfect Guy director David M. Rosenthal. Principal photography is now set to begin in mid-May, although no release date has been given at this time.

The original Jacob's Ladder starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran who suffers from bizarre hallucinations while trying to uncover clues about his checkered past. The original movie also starred Elizabeth Pe&#241a, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Patricia Kalember, Eriq La Salle and Ving Rhames, with Adrian Lyne directing. This remake will be a modern-day take on the story, focusing on two brothers.

The Jacob's Ladder remake was first announced in June 2013, with Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) coming aboard to write the script, based on a »

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A Remake of 'Jacob's Ladder' Is in the Works and Michael Ealy Will Star in It

21 March 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Michael Ealy has booked a starring role in a remake of "Jacob's Ladder," the 1990 psychological thriller directed by Adrian Lyne, which starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. In the original film, the protagonist, Jacob, is a Vietnam veteran whose experiences prior to and during the war result in fragmented flashbacks and bizarre hallucinations that continue to haunt him, as he desperately tries to get to the bottom of it all. Budgeted at a reported $25 million, it wasn't much of a box office success, grossing just over $26 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. It received mostly positive reviews, scoring a 69% rating on movie aggregator site »

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‘The Perfect Guy’ Star Michael Ealy Joins ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Reboot

21 March 2016 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Perfect Guy” star Michael Ealy has been attached to Ld Entertainment’s reboot of supernatural thriller “Jacob’s Ladder.”

The reboot is a modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers. David Rosenthal, who directed Ealy in “The Perfect Guy,” is set to direct.

Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner.

Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.

The script was written by Jeff Buhler (“Pet Cemetery”) and Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter”). The project was originally sold as a pitch by Jake Wade Wall.

Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.

The original “Jacob’s Ladder” was released in 1990 and directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello.

Robbins played the titular Jacob, »

- Dave McNary

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 40-31

9 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Welcome back to the Definitive List, where for the inaugural top 50, we’re counting down the best romantic comedies. The majority of numbers 50 through 41 weren’t so traditional. A secret-admirer movie, a period piece, a “These two don’t make sense together” movie, and a French fantasy among them, but we still managed to squeak in a Wes Anderson movie and a surrealist masterpiece. It doesn’t get any more traditional from here, as numbers 40 through 31 jumps around just as much, from sub-genre to sub-genre. Regardless, these films have made their mark on the industry and still hold a place in the pantheon of the rom-com hall of fame.

#40. Groundhog Day (1993)

Bill Murray was nominated for an Oscar after his dramatic turn in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. He has shown great promise in Wes Anderson’s films. But his best performance to date came in this Harold Ramis »

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