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Newly Retired Director Uwe Boll Reveals He Lived in Jennifer Lawrence’s Bedroom, Read Her Teenage Diaries

12 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are many gems buried in Vanity Fair’s fantastically intimate and appropriately bizarre profile of newly retired director Uwe Boll — please, do check it out here when you’ve got the time it requires — but few are as eye-popping as the dual revelation (unearthed by an eagle-eyed Vulture) that Boll a) once lived in Jennifer Lawrence’s childhood home and b) read her diaries while sleeping in her bedroom. Cool.

As Vulture reminds us, “though Lawrence was partially raised in Kentucky, she landed her first TV role at 16 and convinced her parents to move to L.A. during her teenage years, so it’s ostensibly possible her childhood belongings are tucked away on some bookshelf in L.A. somewhere.” And, apparently, that’s precisely where Boll lived during some of his La years — as the article details, he now lives in Vancouver, where he runs a restaurant and bemoans »

- Kate Erbland

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Power Ranger R.J. Cyler Joins ‘White Boy Rick’ Cast

24 March 2017 7:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

R.J. Cyler, who stars as the Blue Power Ranger in the “Power Rangers” movie, has joined the cast of the Sony-Studio 8 drug dealer drama “White Boy Rick.”

The film stars newcomer Richie Merritt as Ricky Wershe Jr.and Matthew McConaughey as Ricky’s father, Richard Wershe Sr. Merritt was discovered in Baltimore during an extensive nationwide talent search.

Previously announced cast features Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane  as the FBI agents who begin working with Wershe as a confidential informant; Brian Tyree Henry as a narcotics detective Officer Jackson; Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie  as Wershe’s grandparents and Bel Powley as sister.

Cyler will portray Rudell Curry, one of the drug dealers. He previously starred in “Me and Earl and The Dying Girl” as Earl and joined the “Power Rangers” cast in 2015. Kyanna Simone Simpson (“Fist Fight”) has also joined the cast.

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic, »

- Dave McNary

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10 Crazy Full-Motion Video Game Performances By Well-Respected Actors

23 March 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Tim Curry has stolen my heart and he’s taking it into Communist space.

Full-Motion Video games were a mid- to late-1990s fad that were either semi-playable movies (where you shot at bad guys running on screen) or incorporated live-action cutscenes into otherwise animated games. Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but on your grandma’s PC. They’re usually all as silly as you’d imagine, either aimed at a younger audience delighted to watch some over-the-top fantasy or an older audience wowed by the possibilities of technology. It seems like the perfect home for character actors and infomercial escapees to camp it up with little career risk and some quick cash, right?

The weird thing is how many A-list actors — or at least people you’d never expect — appeared in these games. What’s even weirder is how crazy most of their roles were. Nobody’s a heartfelt dramatic lead, they »

- Jacob Oller

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Loses Everything In New Trailer For Darren Aronofsky Produced ‘Aftermath’

21 March 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Terminator” franchise will be moving on, but it won’t involve Arnold Schwarzenegger, which leaves plenty of time for the former Governator to get in Twitter fights with Donald Trump, or try his hand with dramatic fare, as he does with “Aftermath.” The new movie intriguingly boasts Darren Aronofsky as a producer, and it certainly presents a side of Arnie we don’t see that often on the big screen.

Continue reading Arnold Schwarzenegger Loses Everything In New Trailer For Darren Aronofsky Produced ‘Aftermath’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Five talking points ahead of CinemaCon 2017

21 March 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Expect traditional release windows and drama at Paramount to be on the agenda.

CinemaCon, the annual convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato), is focused on the relationship between exhibitors and distributors. And like all long-time relationships, it is one that has learned to take the rough with the smooth. The talking points at this month’s event, held March 27-30 in Las Vegas, are likely to test this dynamic more than ever before.

Will there be a breakthrough on release windows?

While there have been experiments with the average 90-day theatrical window before a film moves on to home entertainment platforms, we are unlikely to see a dramatic paradigm shift at CinemaCon. AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron recently stirred the pot when he said he was intrigued by the notion of home viewing within several weeks of theatrical release if exhibitors could get a share of digital revenues. He noted, however »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky's Romance Is Going Strong

20 March 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jennifer Lawrence is lying low these days...with boyfriend Darren Aronofsky. The couple was spotted out and about in New York City Saturday, spending a chilly Manhattan day at the movies before grabbing a bite to eat at an Indian restaurant. E! News has obtained exclusively photos of the couple giving each other a warm embrace before heading out for their date day. "Their relationship seems very strong and genuine," a source tells E! News, noting that they "kissed and hugged" throughout their day. The Oscar-winning actress and director saw Beauty and the Beast and then made their way to Bhatti Indian Grill.  Jen bundled up in a black puffy coat and steel-colored chapeau, which she »

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“The Post”: Oscar predictions for March

17 March 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As a general rule, I don’t usually update the initial year in advance predictions so quickly, but this is a special situation. Not only is there a new big time potential contender looking to come our way in 2017 now, it’s also replacing what was formerly seen as a major player. That sort of disruption right at the start is a perfect excuse to tinker a bit with what I’ve initially come up with. It won’t look too different, but there will be some definite switches that you’ll see. Then, we’ll wait a month until updated in April, so this won’t be a weekly occurrence, fear not. For now though, this is just a bonus of sorts. Below you will see the tinkering in question. Mainly, it was switching out one Steven Spielberg project for another. That would be his Pentagon Papers film The Post »

- Joey Magidson

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The Weekend Warrior 3/17/17: Beauty And The Beast, The Belko Experiment

15 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  And if you're into box office and how movies might do, come play some of the box office games at EZ1 Productions including their new Pick 5 game!

This Past Weekend:

As expected, Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island won the weekend, and honestly, the Weekend Warrior’s original prediction of $61.6 million was pretty darn close to the movie’s opening weekend which ended up at $61 million. (Unfortunately, I chickened out on Thursday because my prediction was so much higher than all others and lowered it to $58 million, which was Still closer to than every other prediction last weekend.) Also, as expected (at least by me), Hugh Jackman’s Logan took a 2nd weekend tumble as has been the case with most X-Men movies, »

- Edward Douglas

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9 Must-See Films From Emerging Indie Filmmakers At This Year’s New Directors/New Films

14 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s New Directors/New Films festival will screen 29 features and nine short films. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema that all recently debuted at Sundance: Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” is the opening night pick, while Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” is the centerpiece selection and Dustin Guy Defa will close the festival with “Person to Person.”

Read More: 2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

Now in its forty-sixth year, Nd/Nf has played home early films from such heavy hitters as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Chantal AkermanPedro Almodovar, »

- Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Jude Dry and Kate Erbland

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2018 Oscar Predictions

9 March 2017 11:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

It’s early days yet, we know. But awards season 2018 got started at Sundance, and will continue at Cannes.

Check out our early speculation, based on credible filmmakers, promising ensembles and Oscar-savvy distributors, of what might be in store when the next award season rolls around in the fall of 2017.

Sundance introduced the first potential feature contenders: Michael Showalter’s big Amazon Studios sale, “The Big Sick,” a true romance starring writer-actor Kumail Nanjani, as well as Geremy Jasper’s New Jersey rap musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight), starring breakout Australian actress Danielle MacDonald and returning veteran Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”), Sony Pictures Classics’ elegiac gay romance “Call Me By Your Name” , directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer, “Homeland” breakout Timothée Chalamet, »

- Anne Thompson

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

9 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The past few years of Best Director winners have proven that cinema stylists who can deliver scale and scope often get rewarded: see Ang Li’s “Life of Pi,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and A.G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant,” not to mention Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.”

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But the directors also recognize breakout talent (Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild”) and great international directors such as Pedro Almodovar, Michael Haneke and Mike Leigh. And they appreciate films featuring a showcase performance or two.

Sundance standouts “Mudbound” and “Call Me By Your Name” boast sprawling ensemble casts and lush rural settings in the American South and Italy, respectively. Will the Academy directors welcome Dee Rees and Luca Guadagnino into their ranks, or “My Name is Doris” director Michael Showalter, who delivered a small-scale heart-tugger of a true romance, “The Big Sick”?

They may »

- Anne Thompson

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

9 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It wasn’t until the Venice Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival back in September that eventual Best Picture contenders “Moonlight” and “La La Land” premiered and made their way onto everyone’s radar. With that in mind, it’s far too early to be making any real bets on next year’s race for the Academy’s top prize. What we do know is that some of the best filmmakers working today have new movies coming out in 2017, and Oscar watchers will track them closely.

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Sundance debuted Luca Guadagnino’s critically hailed “Call Me By Your Name,” which Sony Pictures Classics will push hard with audiences and voters. The other darling of the Sundance Film Festival, true romance “The Big Sick,” is a well-mounted crowdpleaser with an impressive cast. So is Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” but it remains to be seen if Netflix can drive a non-documentary Oscar campaign. »

- Anne Thompson

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

9 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Newcomers often have a chance to shine in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actress (see Alicia Vikander and Lupita Nyong’o). So we may see some fresh faces emerge as contenders as the year rolls on. This early in the game, we’re keeping an eye on various heavy-hitter scene-stealers in supporting roles.

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Two highly anticipated actress-director reunions to watch are Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes and Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola. Moore was nominated for Best Actress the last time she worked with Haynes (“Far From Heaven”), and went on to win for “Still Alice.” Never-nominated Dunst plays one of several southern ladies who take in a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) in Coppola’s remake of “The Beguiled” (Focus Features).

Michelle Pfeiffer makes a comeback in Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” (Paramount), while past nominees Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts return in two real-life stories, »

- Anne Thompson

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Hugh Jackman Replaces Christian Bale in Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari Biopic

8 March 2017 11:55 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While he was able to work with Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Darren AronofskyBaz Luhrmann, Joe Wright, and many more directors during his 17-year stint as Wolverine, the newfound career freedom Hugh Jackman has after hanging up his claws in Logan is already being felt. Following the extensive press tour and hit opening weekend for his X-Men swan song, the actor has already found his next role, and it’s in one of our most-anticipated films.

Jackman is in talks to take over the lead role that Christian Bale exited in Michael Mann‘s Ferrari, according to Deadline. With Noomi Rapace still attached to play Enzo Ferrari’s wife, Linda, the film will depict their tumultuous relationship. The automotive legend had a “tyrannical and manipulative nature,” even pushing his drivers to death as he battled Maserati. Scripted by Mann and based on Brock YatesEnzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, »

- Jordan Raup

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Celebrating Hugh Jackman's Wolverine

6 March 2017 12:16 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Mar 7, 2017

Logan spoilers ahead, as we look back on Hugh Jackman's time as Wolverine...

This article contains minor spoilers for Logan.

Along with his Logan co-star Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman is the joint longest-serving superhero actor in movie history. He's played Logan, aka Wolverine, in nine out of ten X-Men films since the turn of the century. Jackman was even referenced in the tenth one that he wasn't in, last year's Deadpool, when our hero used a magazine photo of him as a makeshift mask.

But with Logan, a sad and violent drama that posits all of the character's previous adventures were sanitised Hollywood takes on a sad and violent life, Jackman is hanging up his vest and adamantium skeleton, and it's hard to know how the X-Men franchise will get on without him. Up until now, he's been a permanent fixture in a comic book movie »

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75 days until Michelle Pfeiffer returns to us...

6 March 2017 4:02 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Important dates in the RePfeiffal of 2017...

Michelle Pfeiffer as Ruth Madoff in "Wizard of Lies"

April 29th Michelle Pfeiffer's birthday. She turns 59

May 20th The HBO premiere of Wizard of Lies starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro in a TV movie about the Madoff scandal

June 19th 25th anniversary of Batman Returns (1992)

And Every Saturday ...new episodes of Pfandom

Sept 17th Emmy Night - will she be a nominee for Wizard of Lies? It premieres just before the Emmy eligibility cutoff

Oct 13th Darren Aronofsky's Mother opens in movie theaters starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, and Domnhall Gleeson

Nov 22nd The all star remake of Murder on the Orient Express opens in movie theaters starring Michelle Pfeiffer (in the Lauren Bacall role), Kenneth Branagh (in the Albert Finney role), Judi Dench (in the Wendy Hiller role), Daisy Ridley (in the Vanessa Redgrave role), Olivia Colman »

- NATHANIEL R

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Newcomer Richie Merritt Lands Title Role in ‘White Boy Rick’ Opposite Matthew McConaughey

3 March 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After a nationwide search, Studio 8 has found its White Boy Rick.

Richie Merritt, a newcomer from Baltimore, MD, has landed the title role opposite Matthew McConaughey in the biopic about the youngest informant in FBI history. The film has also cast Jonathan Majors, Y.G., Taylour Paige, and Piper Laurie.

“We are very excited to have found Richie,” says director Yann Demange. “For the purposes of our story, it was essential that we find someone who understands the life of an inner city teenager, as well as the complicated point of view and experience of the real life Ricky Wershe Jr. As a fifteen-year old kid from inner city Baltimore, Richie brings a genuine sense of authenticity to both the role and our film.”

Bel Powley, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Rory Cochrane are also on board with “’71” director Yann Demage directing the pic. Steve Kloves is rewriting »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Logan’: 10 Ways Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Convinced Fox to Make A Bold and Bloody Superhero Movie

3 March 2017 10:52 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Logan” will open huge this weekend, but the well-reviewed R-rated “Wolverine” sequel starring Hugh Jackman will provide Hollywood with something it needs more than great box office: It means permission to challenge the status quo.

Studios are in trouble. Box office is down four percent for the year to date — and the main culprit is combining familiar franchise properties with tried-and-true formulas.

Of course, “Logan” is the 10th installment in the “X-Men” franchise, which 20th Century Fox launched 16 years ago with producer Lauren Shuler Donner. But “Wolverine” director James Mangold didn’t direct it like a sequel.

Here’s how Mangold threw out the studio rulebook — and why Fox let him.

1. Get the backing of a major star.

Immediately after finishing “Wolverine” in 2013, Jackman and Mangold had a chat: Did they want to do this movie again? “If there was one, it would be his last one,” Mangold told me in a telephone interview. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Logan’: 10 Ways Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Convinced Fox to Make A Bold and Bloody Superhero Movie

3 March 2017 10:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Logan” will open huge this weekend, but the well-reviewed R-rated “Wolverine” sequel starring Hugh Jackman will provide Hollywood with something it needs more than great box office: It means permission to challenge the status quo.

Studios are in trouble. Box office is down four percent for the year to date — and the main culprit is combining familiar franchise properties with tried-and-true formulas.

Of course, “Logan” is the 10th installment in the “X-Men” franchise, which 20th Century Fox launched 16 years ago with producer Lauren Shuler Donner. But “Wolverine” director James Mangold didn’t direct it like a sequel.

Here’s how Mangold threw out the studio rulebook — and why Fox let him.

1. Get the backing of a major star.

Immediately after finishing “Wolverine” in 2013, Jackman and Mangold had a chat: Did they want to do this movie again? “If there was one, it would be his last one,” Mangold told me in a telephone interview. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Shack Review

3 March 2017 9:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re a movie critic, you shouldn’t make any preconceptions about a film — not even if the Happy Madison logo appears or a title card saying “A Tyler Perry Film” arises. But when breathy radio personality Delilah comes before the “wonderful” film you’re about to see, singing all its benevolent praises before a single slice of celluloid appears, you have good reason to be skeptical.

Based on the phenomenally bestselling novel, The Shack tells a spiritual story of perseverance against and acceptance towards life’s unspeakable cruelties. It’s told through the perspective of Mack (Sam Worthington), a husband and grieving father, fighting to release months upon years of pain and inner torment through one-on-one interactions with Papa (Octavia Spencer), a.k.a God, Jesus (Avraham Aviv Alush) and Sarayu (Sumire), a.k.a. the Holy Spirit, in the titular shack which once housed unfathomable evil. It’s blatantly religious, »

- Will Ashton

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