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Star Sightings: Ryan Phillippe Gets Honored, Gerard Butler Gets Dapper and Hilary Swank Bonds With an Olympian

17 November 2016 3:29 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ryan Phillippe was honored for his involvement and support of the Innocence Project at City Winery in New York City on Nov. 15.

The organization works to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The 42-year-old Shooter star explained to Et why he became an Innocence Project Ambassador.

Watch: Ryan Phillippe Opens Up About How He and Ex Reese Witherspoon Co-Parent During the Holidays

"I got involved about four or five years ago," Phillippe explained. "I reached out to them. It was on my heart after I read an article in the Texas Monthly about a man named Michael Morton, and I put myself in his shoes as I read it. I was near tears."

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Earlier in the month, Gerard Butler looked dapper as always at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Fidf) Gala in Beverly Hills on Nov. 3. The non-political »

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'The Rock' 20 Years Later: Nicolas Cage Still in Awe Over Working With Hero Sean Connery

10 November 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A prolific actor, Nicolas Cage has 77 film acting credits to his name, including three films -- Army of One, Dog Eat Dog and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage -- released within a week of each other this month. And while he’s had some notable hits (National Treasure) in recent years, nothing’s quite topped the string of films that helped define the mid-’90s. 

After gaining notoriety for Leaving Las Vegas, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor, Cage followed the low-budget film with a string of blockbusters -- The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off -- and the romantic drama City of Angels.

More: 'Top Gun' 30 Years Later: Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Surprise Success and Disastrous Test Screening

While all were hits at the box office, it was The Rock that proved to be one of the most special for Cage. Not only did the actor learn of his first Oscar nomination while on »

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Goliath: Top Binged First Season for Amazon; Season Two Coming?

3 November 2016 6:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Will Goliath get a second season? Deadline reports the new series is Amazon's "top binged first season of a Us-produced Amazon original series ever over its first ten days.”From David E. Kelley, the legal drama stars Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, a washed up lawyer who takes on the major corporate firm he helped create. The cast also includes Maria Bello, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Sarah Wynter, and Molly Parker.Read More… »

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Maria Bello To Appear In The Walking Dead Season 8

31 October 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Proving that these things can be as much a result of personal connection as they can be the result of casting director’s opinions, Maria Bello has revealed that she will be appearing in season eight of The Walking Dead – because her friend produces it, and she loves the show.

“I am obsessed with the show. I have a friend who’s a producer on it, and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season. Even if I just play a zombie, I said, ‘I’ll just come out and play a zombie for an episode, I don’t care!’ But it is my favourite show.”

Evidently, the team behind The Walking Dead are writing her a part, but it is not yet clear what that part will be. Realistically, it would be very disappointing if the role were actually restricted to that of a zombie, »

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Maria Bello Will Appear On The Walking Dead Next Season

31 October 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It pays to have friends in high places, folks.

Maria Bello, whose impressive career has found her in projects like ERA History of Violence, Coyote Ugly, and Lights Out, is a big fan of AMC's The Walking Dead. Yeah, get in line, right? The show is a massive hit and there are millions of people who love it. But Bello, you see, isn't like you or I. She's a notable actress and has a friend who is a producer on the show. So what happens when you love a show and you have connections? You get to be on the show!

During an interview with People magazine, Bello revealed how she ended up snagging a role on the show- a role we won't see until next year's eighth season of The Walking Dead. "I am obsessed with the show,” Bello gushed. “I have a friend who’s a producer »

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Maria Bello cast in season 8 of The Walking Dead

31 October 2016 4:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month AMC announced that it has renewed The Walking Dead for an eighth season, and now it seems we may have our first casting addition, with Mario Bello (Goliath, Lights Out) revealing to People that she has a role in season eight of the ratings juggernaut.

“I am obsessed with the show. I have a friend who’s a producer on it and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season,” states the actress. “Even if I just play a zombie. I said, ‘I’ll just come out and play a zombie for an episode, I don’t care!’ But it is my favorite show.”

Season seven of The Walking Dead got underway last Sunday with its hotly-anticipated premiere ‘The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be’, which shrunk the regular cast by two as Negan’s victims were finally revealed. »

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A History Of Violence Actress Maria Bello Might Have A Role On The Walking Dead Season 8

30 October 2016 7:12 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Sounds like Maria Bello (A History of Violence, Lights Out) might be showing up on the next season of AMC's The Walking Dead. The actress is a massive fan of the incredibly popular series, and revealed that there could well be plans for her to appear in the eighth season in some capacity - though she didn't elaborate any further. “I am obsessed with the show. I have a friend who’s a producer on it and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season. Even if I just play a zombie, I said, ‘I’ll just come out and play a zombie for an episode, I don’t care!’ But it is my favorite show.” Though this doesn't sound like it's set in stone, if Bello is cast, hopefully she'll have a larger role than just a random walker. Alpha, perhaps? »

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Which Award-Winning Actress Is Begging for a Role on The Walking Dead?

28 October 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Walking Dead may have a new supervillain killing off fan-favorite characters, but that isn’t stopping other actors from wanting to take part in the hit show!

Proving that knowing the right people is half the battle sometimes, Maria Bello chatted with People Now about talking her producer friend into getting her a part on the record-smashing zombie drama.

“I am obsessed with the show,” said Bello, 49. “I have a friend who’s a producer on it and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season.”

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'Finding Dory' Finds Its Way Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

25 October 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Nerve (action-thriller; Emma Roberts, Dave Franco; rated PG-13) Lights Out (supernatural horror; Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Mario Bello; rated PG-13)  Captain Fantastic (drama-comedy; Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella; rated R) Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (drama; Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Adrian Sparks; rated R)     Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd)   Vudu Finding Dory (animated sequel to...

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Review: Amazon's 'Goliath' fails to deliver a strong closing argument

24 October 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You may recall that I was pretty happy with Amazon's new legal drama Goliath — particularly for Billy Bob Thornton's lead performance and the most restrained writing by David E. Kelley in this century — but that was after seeing six of the season's eight episodes on screeners. Having now finished the other two, I had some additional thoughts — with full spoilers for the whole season — coming up just as soon as I click at you for a while... Part of the deal with David E. Kelley shows, whether the great ones or the terrible ones (which are often the same show, just at different stages), is that you get some soaring courtroom rhetoric out of it. And part of the deal with Goliath, it seemed, was that we were going to see Billy McBride live up to his pre-meltdown reputation as the greatest lawyer any of the other characters had ever seen. »

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Goliath: David E. Kelley Ready for Amazon Show's Cancellation

18 October 2016 9:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Will Goliath have a second season? Recently, creator David E. Kelley spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Amazon series.From David E. Kelley, the legal drama stars Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, a washed up lawyer who takes on the major corporate firm he helped create. The cast also includes Maria Bello, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Sarah Wynter, and Molly Parker.Read More… »

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Fall TV’s Top 5 New Shows

18 October 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rachel Bellwoar on Fall TV’s top five new shows…

Due to how pilots are spaced out this fall, figuring out to the right time to launch a top five list gets complicated. Wait too long and you fall behind on shows that have started airing as early as August. Submit too early and newcomers like this week’s Chance on Hulu and Dirk Gently on BBC America, don’t get a, well, chance. Then there’s personal handicaps, like lack of a Netflix subscription, that force any commentary on shows like Luke Cage to be left to a later date.

So. what is this list saying? It’s saying, out of an extensive pool of new network, basic cable, and Amazon titles, these five are the best and most worthy of your commitment this season. As a title, it’s a mouthful, but if you’ve seen how large »

- Rachel Bellwoar

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Wamg Giveaway — Win The Late Bloomer Poster signed by the Cast and Director

16 October 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Late Bloomer is basked on author and E! News personality Ken Baker’s incredible life story and is directed by multi-hyphenate Kevin Pollak (Misery Loves ComedyWar Dogs, The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men) and stars Johnny Simmons (The Phenom, The Perks of Being a Wallfower), Maria Bello (Prisoners, A History of Violence),  Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect 1&2, Hairspray), Golden Globe and Emmy winner Jane Lynch (“Glee”, “Two and a Half Men”, Best in Show), Oscar and Golden Globe winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Up in the Air, Juno), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Beck Bennett (“SNL”), and Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”).

Check out the trailer for The Late Bloomer:

Now you can win a The Late Bloomer poster signed by cast members J.K. Simmons, Brittany Snow, Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello, director Kevin Pollak and author Ken Baker. We Are Movie Geeks has this amazing prize package to give away. »

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Ben Affleck's The Accountant Wins Weekend Box Office with $24.7M

16 October 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The summer movie season always brings huge tentpole movies aimed at youngsters on summer vacation, which leads to a slew of box office blockbusters. The fall season doesn't always have the big exciting numbers of the summer season each weekend, but it is when we start to see a lot more adult fare, and potential awards season favorites. While we don't know how it may fare in the Oscar race, Ben Affleck's The Accountant ran away with an easy win this weekend with $24.7 million. This thriller easily beat out fellow newcomers Kevin Hart: What Now? and Max Steel, the latter of which couldn't even crack the top 10.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Accountant earned $24.7 million from 3,332 theaters for a solid $7,417 per-screen average. The movie had the nation's critics almost equally divided, with a 51% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With a $44 million budget, Ben Affleck's The Accountant has »

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Max Steel Review

16 October 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For several years now, two of the most financially successful film franchises have been the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Michael Bay’s Transformers series. Those films have cumulatively earned $10.2 billion and $3.8 billion, respectively. So one can’t really blame the folks over at Mattel and Dolphin Entertainment for hoping to combine the superhero storytelling of the former with the built-in appeal of a long-running toy line. Unfortunately, Max Steel reveals just how ill-conceived this approach is in telling an effective story.

Based on the Mattel toys (as well as the 2000 and 2013 animated series they inspired), the film stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teenage boy who soon begins experiencing dangerous energy bursts when he and his mother (Maria Bello) move back to his hometown, where tragedy occurred years earlier. Before long, the truth begins to unravel, and Max encounters a bizarre creature named Steel (voiced by Silicon Valley‘s »

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Goliath Season 1 Review

14 October 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast

Creators David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro’s latest excursion into the inner workings of a law firm and a discarded group of practicing underdogs builds to nothing more then a rehashed and conventional legal drama. From its antagonistic firm, an indomitable, monopolizing juggernaut, right down to our crass yet loveable antihero, a disgraced, alcoholic practitioner, Goliath cannot overcome familiarity to do its impressive and invested ensemble justice.

Former courtroom hotshot Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) spends his days scrounging the bottom of a bottle, seeking the strength to settle his court-appointed cases and forget his many woes. Divorced, a bordering insomniac on account of his sleep apnea, and deadbeat dad, McBride swishes the sympathy trifecta. Going about his unfulfilling day, feeding a stray hound along the way to his local bar then stumbling his way in and out of court. The self-loathing »

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Film Review: ‘Max Steel’

14 October 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

That loud, dull thud you may have heard emanating from megaplexes Friday signaled the theatrical dump of “Max Steel,” a ponderous and preposterous sci-fi action-adventure that obviously was intended by folks aflame with misguided optimism as the curtain-raiser for a superhero franchise. Inspired, for want of a better term, by a Mattel action figure and its TV cartoon show spinoffs, this drearily lame time-waster plays like the origin story for a comic-book series about a teen who wields energy waves as an offensive weapon, and a techno-organic extraterrestrial that serves as his sidekick. Or something like that. Suffice it to say that if Nick Fury ever sized up these guys as potential Avengers, he wouldn’t even bother to draft them for the farm team.

Max (Ben Winchell), the wave-wielding teen, begins to grapple with his newfound powers shortly after moving back to his hometown with his widowed mom (Maria Bello »

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'Max Steel': Film Review

14 October 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Even tweens may find themselves underwhelmed by the new live-action film based on what — for many of them — may be their favorite Mattel action figure. Delivering a bland cinematic origin story which seems calculated to boost Christmas toy sales, Max Steel is a stillborn, would-be franchise starter, sneaked into multiplexes without advance critic screenings.   The story revolves around sixteen-year-old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell, perfect for posters on teenage girls' walls), who moves to a new town with his widowed mother Molly (Maria Bello). Max's scientist father was killed years earlier in an industrial accident that may or

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‘Goliath’ Review: Billy Bob Thornton Goes H.A.M. on Big Business in Amazon’s Addictive Court Drama

14 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first two hours of “Goliath,” the new Amazon drama from David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, should remind viewers of their favorite courtroom dramas.

A Few Good Men” certainly springs to mind, as does “The Verdict,” “A Civil Action” and “The Rainmaker.”  Various other tales of little-guy lawyers taking on impossible odds will undoubtedly pop up, depending on personal favorites, but that’s not necessarily a compliment. It’s also not a detriment. Depending on your leniency toward genre tropes, “Goliath” will either be your guilty favorite, or you’ll feel not guilty at all.

Read More: David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’

Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) is a drunk, down-on-his-luck lawyer scraping together plea deals wherever he can find one. Permanently living in a hotel a few blocks from the beach, McBride wakes himself »

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‘Goliath’ Review: Billy Bob Thornton Goes H.A.M. on Big Business in Amazon’s Addictive Court Drama

14 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The first two hours of “Goliath,” the new Amazon drama from David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, should remind viewers of their favorite courtroom dramas.

A Few Good Men” certainly springs to mind, as does “The Verdict,” “A Civil Action” and “The Rainmaker.”  Various other tales of little-guy lawyers taking on impossible odds will undoubtedly pop up, depending on personal favorites, but that’s not necessarily a compliment. It’s also not a detriment. Depending on your leniency toward genre tropes, “Goliath” will either be your guilty favorite, or you’ll feel not guilty at all.

Read More: David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’

Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) is a drunk, down-on-his-luck lawyer scraping together plea deals wherever he can find one. Permanently living in a hotel a few blocks from the beach, McBride wakes himself »

- Ben Travers

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