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13 items from 2015

Before She Fixed Things on ‘Scandal,’ Kerry Washington Hit the Dance Floor with Julia Stiles

22 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Kerry Washington is killing it these days. But you already knew that. She’s become a cultural icon as Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, and consequently one of the most visible actresses in Hollywood. But where was she before she was a card-carrying member of Shondaland?

For the most part, she was “that girl in that movie.” You couldn’t really place her. But now, her small roles in movies you’ve seen but never recognized her in mean so much more. In fact, now she has the clout to retroactively add star power to any movie. Namely, these five movies you forgot Kerry Washington was in. (Note: we’re skipping the ones no one you know has probably ever heard of.)

Little Man (2006)

[Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]

Surely the project Kerry Washington is most proud, Little Man tells the story of a tiny convict named Calvin (played by Marlon Wayans) who’s adopted by an incredibly aloof couple, »

- Tara Aquino

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47 (Out of 350) Times People of Colour Contended for Oscars in 10 Years

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

And the Oscar nominees are ... the whitest since 1998.

That's the truth as far as the acting categories are concerned. For the first time in 17 years, not a single person of colour stands to win an acting Oscar. [The Atlantic says the last entirely white Oscar nomination list was in 1995. We'll let them duke out which year it is.]

We here at Moviefone Canada looked at Oscar winners and nominees from the past decade to see how they stack up against the upcoming 2015 ceremony. We restricted ourselves to the acting, directing and screenwriting categories.

The definition of "people of colour," of course, varies widely. But when it comes to Oscar nominations, we largely considered people who don't come from an all-white heritage within the last couple of generations.

We plugged the numbers ... and 47 out of 350 nominees in the past 10 years went to people of colour.

That's 13 per cent ... and it's not enough. Especially when U.S. government statistics show that white people (excluding Hispanics or Latinos) make up only 62.6 per cent of the country's population. »

- Jesse Ferreras

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Blackhat – The Review

16 January 2015 7:16 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Even just an average Michael Mann film is still a Michael Mann film – which isn’t a bad thing in my book. The man has a unique style that has developed over his career that’s often described as gritty, in your face, and just plain cool. This is mainly in part due to his more recent use of digital photography that he embraced starting with the movie Collateral. It’s a storytelling choice that has produced a mixed bag of films but nevertheless feel like Mann films (though “man films” would be appropriate as well due to his knack for tough guy stories). Blackhat gives fans of Mann’s macho style what they have come to expect: a cold but mainly likable anti-hero, a world of elite cops and criminals, intense shoot-outs, and skylines lit with neon lights at night. All of this mind you, filmed with shaky camera »

- Michael Haffner

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Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-Ray Gets Detailed and Dated

9 January 2015 8:07 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros.'s comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 reunited the original trio and soon you'll be able to bring them home on their latest misadventure, as the blu-ray has been revealed along with all the special features it'll be coming with.  Come inside to see when it's landing.  

Once again, it looks like February is going to be a fairly decent month of blu-ray releases with both Big hero 6 and Dumb and Dumber To also slated to hit store shelves next month.  Now you can add Warner Bros. comedy, Horrible Bosses 2, to the list of films you can snag, with it releasing on February 24th . 

Live like a boss when “Horrible Bosses 2” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses,” “Horrible Bosses 2” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Horrible Bosses 2 Us DVD/Blu-ray release details

9 January 2015 6:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have today announced the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet) and single disc DVD releases of Sean Anders’ comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2, which will have a Region 1 release on February 24th.

The film has grossed just over $100million worldwide, and reunites returning cast members Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston with new additions Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Chris Pine (Star Trek). You can read our review of the film here.

The Blu-ray Combo-Pack set will include:

–Both the Theatrical and Extended Cut Versions of the Film

–Let The Sexual Healing Begin

–Who Invented The Shower Buddy

–Nick Kurt Dale Inc: Employee Testimonials

–It’s The Shower Buddy – Infomercial

High Speed Crash Course

–Off The Cuff: One Liners You Didn’t SeeThe DVD will include:[list]

–Endless Laughter Guaranteed!

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale »

- Scott J. Davis

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Skydance Signs First Look Deal with Producers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier

7 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Skydance Productions has signed writing and producing team Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to a two-year first look deal, the company announced Wednesday.

The unique deal, in a nod to old-Hollywood studio models, will allow Skydance to work with Kalogridis and Lussier as true creative partners. The comprehensive deal includes a first look option on all theatrical and digital projects developed by the team, along with consultancy on the studio’s content, overall.

Also Read: 11 Hollywood Hacker Movies: From an Angelina Jolie Stinker to a Potential Oscar Winner (Video)

“Laeta and Patrick are first-class storytellers and world builders,” said Skydance »

- Linda Ge

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'The Interview' is 2014's most important bad movie

7 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The Interview is terrible, and you should see it right now. Almost every joke is bad, and almost every joke gets repeated 10 times. But at least The Interview is set in something resembling actual contemporary reality. Right now that's radical. This Christmas, Hollywood's major movies were set in a magic dwarf kingdom, a magic forest, and a magic museum where actors cash magic paychecks. You also could've seen two movies set in Movie World War II, Hollywood's favorite fantasy universe, where the nefarious Axis powers fight a losing battle against overacting. I guess Annie is set in the real world, »

- Darren Franich

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All the Ways Pop Culture Hasn’t Changed in the Decade Since 2005

7 January 2015 8:46 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Welcome to 2015. Hopefully it’s better than 2014, which was not bad, but also not great. But maybe the pop culture this year won’t be any different from last year. How much can we really change in a year? Let’s start by asking a different question:

How far have we actually come in a decade? Let’s look back at 2005.

News: The weirdest 'W Magazine' covers for 2015’s awards season



In 2005, the biggest movie of the year was Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This year, the biggest movie of the year will be...Star Wars: The Force Awakens, probably. And another of 2005’s biggest movies of the year was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In 2015, we’ll watch Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie again in By the Sea (which Jolie directed).

But mostly, looking back, the biggest movies of 2005 are a blueprint for 2016: In 2005, we »

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Gladys Knight to Play Psychic on ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (Exclusive)

6 January 2015 1:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gladys Knight will be talking to dead people on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”

The Grammy-winning soul legend will play a psychic named Miss Cleopatra on an episode titled “Scandalous,” TheWrap has learned.

Miss Cleopatra’s psychic shop will be visited by Betty White‘s Elka, who wants to know what lies ahead for her.

See photos: 45 Fall TV Actresses Ranked by Popularity

Knight is best known for her singing career as the front woman for Gladys Knight & The Pips in the 1960s and 1970s. But, she also has quite the acting resume.

She starred on the upcoming Lifetime »

- Jethro Nededog

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How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less

6 January 2015 7:24 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Move over Kevin Bacon! When it comes to working with everyone in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston may be the actor to beat.

While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.

Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.

Look: 2015 Golden Globe Nominees in Photos

Ahead of this year’s Golden Globes, we played »

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Exclusive: Jamie Foxx Surprises Movie Audience With a Special Message For His Annie Costar

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

Over the weekend, Jamie Foxx stopped by a showing of the Annie remake with a very important mission. After introducing his daughter Annalise Foxx to the crowd, he shared the purpose of his visit with the film's star, Quvenzhané Wallis. "Quvenzhané, it's Jamie. . . . We want to just let you know that we love you in Annie, but there's been a situation: people are pronouncing your name wrong." He then invited a choir to join him, and they all sang a very special rendition of a classic holiday song. Watch the heartwarming video above, and if you want more Annie fun, read our review of the remake and watch the hilarious faux trailer from the film. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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15 Famous Snapchat Users to Follow: See Who’s Killing It On the Fastest Growing Social App

5 January 2015 4:41 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s been a big year for Snapchat.

The 10-second photo messaging app added text messaging and video chats; debuted its first ad — a 20-second trailer for Universal Pictures’ horror movie “Ouija” — launched Snapcash, an easy way for users to exchange money, and, after introducing location-based photo filters, announced it would allow users to create and share their own geofilters.

See photos: 25 Shades of James Franco – His Most Bizarre, Funniest and Sexiest Instagrams (Photos)

For all this, Snapchat earned the title of Fastest Growing App of 2014, made a splashy New Year’s Eve debut in New York City, streaming global »

- Lia Haberman

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Worst 5 Stories of 2014 – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

2 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Expect to see ‘Spider-Man’ on the Oscars death roll call.

It’s been a strange 2014, one full of computer hacks (revealing what both celebrities and Sony look like underneath their clothes) and annoyingly-titled franchise reboots (looking at you, Genisys).

As a New Year’s treat, here are the Worst 5 stories as reported on the Movie Newsgasm from 2014. Enjoy…or, more appropiately, watch through your fingers whilst angirly shouting Stop Ruining Spider-man.

Fmtv will be back next Friday for the First Movie Newsgasm Episode Of 2015! We haven’t done one all year, don’t you know. Subscribe here to be notified first when it’s live and to instantly gain 32% more cinematic swagger.

See below for more information on the films discussed…

The Amazing Spider-man 2

…is out now on Blu-ray and DVD and features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker »

- Oli Davis

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