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Brian Wilson on His New Album and Biopic

26 March 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

To Beach Boys fans, Brian Wilson is a god, but this is not true. Brian Wilson is a songwriting genius and a national treasure, but he’s more like your dad than a god. He's awkward, gracious, loves oldies-but-goodies, doesn’t listen to Kanye West, and really wants his kids to think he’s cool. Vulture caught up with him via phone this week to talk about his 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure, which comes out on April 7, and the upcoming Bill Pohlad–directed biopic, Love & Mercy, starring Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, and Paul Giamatti. He didn’t regale us with legendary anecdotes or throw shade at Mike Love, but he was pretty chill. Here’s our conversation. Pregnant pauses have been deleted.Hi, how are you?Very good. How are you? Great! Thank you for taking the time to talk with Vulture. Okay. Congrats on the new record. »

- Lauretta Charlton

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Boardwalk Empire’s Travis Tope Enters Talks For Independence Day 2

25 March 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting on Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited blockbuster sequel continues today as The Wrap reports that Travis Tope is now circling a part in Independence Day 2. Should he lock down the gig, Tope will be the latest in a long line of franchise newbies destined to duke it out with the extraterrestrials in another global battle.

Those fresh faces include Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac, Melancholia), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games series), who is expected to play the son-in-law of Bill Pullman’s President Whitmore from the 1996 original, and Jessie Usher (When The Game Stands Tall), who will bust out the quips as the stepson of Will Smith’s fast-talking pilot Steven Hiller.

With specifics on Tope’s role under wraps, there’s a good chance he may also play a character tenuously linked to the original as well. Forging a stronger connection to that first outing are a small ensemble of »

- Gem Seddon

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5 Reasons Why Brian Wilson Biopic 'Love & Mercy' Deserves an Awards Push

25 March 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Brian Wilson biopic "Love and Mercy" is as wily and loose-limbed as the man himself, a dreamy and delirious ode to the troubled genius behind The Beach Boys. Director Bill Pohlad and writers Michael A. Lerner and Oren Moverman twist the genre by paralleling Wilson's disorderly heyday with his eventual nervous breakdown and subsequent Stockholm syndrome-like relationship with the dubious Dr. Eugene Landy. Paul Dano plays the spacey, slowly frittering '60s Wilson — as he was just starting to go solo and dip his toes in the world of orchestral pop — while Cusack plays 1980s Wilson, who was suffering creatively and wrestling with paranoid schizophrenia. Dano and Cusack's beautiful performances draw you into Wilson's inner world with the support of Elizabeth Banks as Melinda Ledbetter, the sparky Cadillac saleswoman who steps into his life to save it (and went on to become his current wife). 1. It's no ordinary biopic. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Best of Late Night TV: Maisie Williams Shares 'Game of Thrones' Arya Clip, Kevin Hart Disses Will Ferrell (Video)

25 March 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night, and one of her videos included a clip from Season 5, which starts in just a couple of weeks on HBO. Maisie started playing Arya when she was 12, which is too young to watch the show, but she watched it with her whole family. They had to get her gran drunk when the boob scenes came on! She trained herself to sword-fight left-handed, since that's how Arya was written and that's what the fans expected. She admitted she hasn't read the GoT books ("A Song of Ice and Fire"), though. The second video shares the »

- Gina Carbone

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Elizabeth Banks Named CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year

24 March 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Banks has been named CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year and will collect her honor at the annual exhibition industry trade show in April.

Banks is best known for her roles in “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and TV’s “30 Rock.” She makes her directorial debut with Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect 2,” after having a supporting role in and producing the first film.

Pitch Perfect 2″ hits theaters on May 15 and brings back original stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.

This summer, Banks stars in the Brian Wilson biopic “Love & Mercy” and will make appearances in “Magic Mike Xxl” and the crime film “Every Secret Thing.” She will also reprise her role as Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ and will round out the cast of Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer” revival.

Banks’ Brownstone Productions, the company she founded with her husband, »

- Brent Lang

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Elizabeth Banks Wears Ryan Gosling Leggings, Which Are Obviously Perfect: Shop the Style!

23 March 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

How does Elizabeth Banks like her Ryan Gosling? In bed, thank you very much!  The Hunger Games actress hit up Instagram on Wednesday, March 18, to share a snap of herself, laid up in bed, clad in her new leggings—which just so happen to boast the Notebook star's handsome face all over them. "Ryan Gosling, all night long, in my bed? Sure, thanks @clashist," Banks, 41, wrote, calling out the brand that sells the "Dapper Ryan Gosling Leggings," retail for $70 on Clashist.com (Although currently sold-out, they should be [...] »

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Watch Pitch Perfect 2 trailer: The Bellas are back with a vengeance

20 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Bellas take on the world in a new television promo for Pitch Perfect 2.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp are all back along with new addition Hailee Steinfeld to conquer the most prestigious a capella singing competition in the world.

The disgraced Bellas have one shot at regaining their past glory, but only if they can triumph over the best a capella groups from across the globe.

Pitch Perfect 2 reunites much of the cast from the original movie, including Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin, Hana Mae Lee and Elizabeth Banks.

Banks is also producing and directing the sequel, with the first film's screenwriter Kay Cannon on board as well.

The Pitch Perfect characters are loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction novel of the same name.

Universal Pictures will release Pitch Perfect 2 on May 15 in the Us and the UK. »

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Mockingjay Live: Watch highlights from the Hunger Games marathon

20 March 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Last Sunday (March 15), Katniss Everdeen fans took over the O2 Cineworld for a special marathon screening of all three Hunger Games movies to-date.

The event came complete with a photo booth for picture-based fun, some Effies, a competition to win tickets to and a pair of celebrity hosts in the form of Alex Zane and YouTube star Jim Chapman.

Digital Spy has highlights from the event, which you can watch in the video above.

You can also watch an exclusive extra from Mockingjay - Part 2 - Elizabeth Banks talking about bringing Effie into the world of District 13 - below:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download now. »

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10

 

Manglehorn

Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from sxsw.com)

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- Jeff Bayer

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Poster and teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

18 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has kicked off its marketing campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 by releasing a poster and brief teaser trailer for the fourth chapter in the blockbuster franchise, and we have them both for you right here…

See Also: Win The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 merchandise and DVD

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

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- Gary Collinson

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'Love and Mercy' (2015) Movie Review

18 March 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The musician biopic is well-worn territory at this point. Even though the personalities of these artists may be very different, their rise to success, fallout, and rise back up to relevance all feel incredibly similar to one another. Only recently have people started to play a little with the presentation of these stories. Last year, we had the James Brown biopic Get On Up, which basically shifted around the scenes in a random chaotic order, which makes sense for James Brown. In Love and Mercy, about the life of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson, he is presented in two separate timelines, which adds a lot of energy and intrigue to the story while also letting us explore moments of Wilson's life and stuggles more personally. The first timeline finds Wilson as a young man (portrayed by Paul Dano), drifting away from the classic surf sounds he's known for into his own voice, »

- Mike Shutt

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

18 March 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek teaser footage from director Francis Lawrence's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2", the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel "Mockingjay", the final book in the "Hunger Games" trilogy and the fourth and final installment in "The Hunger Games" film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland:

"...with the nation of 'Panem' in a full scale war, 'Katniss' confronts 'President Snow' in a final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including 'Gale', 'Finnick' and 'Peeta' – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from 'District 13' as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow, who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.

"The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await »

- Michael Stevens

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Teaser Trailer: The Saga Ends!

18 March 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'Welcome to the 74th Annual The Hunger Games!' declares Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) in the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, bringing everything back to the beginning. It all ends this November, when Katniss Everdeen sets out to free the nation of Panem. EW has our first look at this climactic sequel, which will arrive in theaters attached to The Divergent Series: Insurgent this weekend.

Panem is engaged in a full scale war, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finally confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in what promises to be the ultimate showdown. Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) join Katniss as she sets off on a mission with the unit from District 13. They must all risk their lives to assassinate President Snow, stoping his reign of terror once and for all. The maniacal ruler has become increasingly obsessed with destroying Katniss himself. »

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Fire Burns Forever In First Teaser And Poster For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

18 March 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lionsgate isn’t taking any chances when it comes to the final part of Katniss Everdeen’s saga. While The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is still several months away from release, the studio is rolling out stage one of its marketing campaign. In the spirit of the first three movies, a one-sheet poster outlining the triumphant Mockingjay has arrived online, along with a cheeky teaser trailer.

Turning to this brand new poster, the final stage of Katniss’ journey to bring down The Capitol and its devious leader President Snow is summed up by the tagline “The Fire Will Burn Forever.” Running along the central image of the burning Mockingjay pin, finally breaking free, it ties in to the message of Part 1: “If we burn, you burn with us.”

Similarly, the teaser trailer focuses its efforts on the same motif, albeit while offering little new material. While we can »

- Gem Seddon

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Video: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Logo & Poster Revealed – In IMAX This November

18 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I volunteer as Tribute!”

Here’s your first look at the new logo for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

The film brings the franchise to its powerful fourth chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival — they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

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- Michelle McCue

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The Mockingjay breaks free in first poster for The Hunger Games' finale

18 March 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Jennifer Lawrence and her American Hustle director David O. Russell have reunited for this December’s Joy, a biopic that may be the vehicle for Lawrence to repeat her Silver Linings Playbook Oscar win.

But before she starts pushing around Joy’s Miracle Mop – yes, it’s fully a biopic about the Miracle Mop inventor – Lawrence has to return to the role that made her famous, The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, in this November’sThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

In the poster for the sequel, Katniss’ struggle for independence is depicted with the use of her iconic “mockingjay” pin, where the her avatar breaks free of its cage, so to speak, just in time for The Hunger Games’ finale.

Basically, the Capitol is in for a world of hurt.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 also stars Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Jena Malone, »

- Sasha James

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Watch the 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' Logo, Echoing All the Franchise's Highs (Video)

18 March 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

An animated logo for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 has been unveiled by Lionsgate, and it reprises the most memorable quotes of the franchise. As the fiery Mockingjay symbol transforms, Effie is heard introducing the games, Katniss volunteers as tribute for Primrose, Peeta highlights what the Games' viewers want, and Gale reminds, "Remember who the real enemy is." At the end of the video for the final Suzanne Collins adaptation, Katniss says, "Tonight, turn your weapons to the Capitol." [gallery:747886] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 — starring Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Natalie DormerSam Claflin,

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay . Part 2 Motion Poster Online

18 March 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The Hunger Games franchise has a history of motion posters – not surprising given the flaming bird logo that has represented the films for the past few years. With the final chapter, Mockingjay – Part 2 on its way, there’s a film series wrap-up underscoring the new image, which sees the Mockingjay breaking free of his circular barrier like a golden, feathery Freddie Mercury.Following on from the first Mockingjay, the second part of the story finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rebels making the final push against Donald Sutherland's scheming President Snow and the Capitol, with lives on the line and sacrifices to be made. The new movie should boost the action quotient as the bigger beats are to be found lurking towards the end of Suzanne Collins’ third tome. With Francis Lawrence again directing and Lawrence joined on screen by Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, »

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ DVD Review

16 March 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman , Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland | Written by Peter Craig, Danny Strong | Directed by Francis Lawrence

After the events of Catching Fire and the destruction of the Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13, once thought to have been destroyed.  Now a safe haven for the rebels fighting against the oppressive President Snow (Donald Sutherland) they now believe they have a powerful tool for propaganda in the form of the Mockingjay.  Agreeing to be the symbol of the rebellion, Katniss gets caught up in the propaganda battle between the Capitol and District 13, while all the time seeing the effects it has on Snow’s own propaganda symbol the captured Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).

When The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 began I expected a movie that was high on action and the beginning of a war.  What »

- Paul Metcalf

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This Week in TV News: ‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff gets picked up for at least two seasons

14 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This Week in TV News is a compliment to the Week in Review feature, which will now be focused on film news. 

AMC has guaranteed two seasons to the prequel companion series of The Walking Dead, as per THR. The announcement was made earlier this week, and comes as somewhat unsurprising news. The Walking Dead continues to be one of the channel’s highest rated shows, with its popularity showing no signs of waning as the show’s fifth season rolls along. In addition, AMC has found similar commercial and critical success with Better Call Saul, its new series that is itself a spinoff of Breaking Bad.

There’s no set title for the series as of yet, and working titles have included Fear The Walking Dead and Cobalt. The first season, much like the show that spawned this spinoff, will consist of six episodes, with creator Robert Kirkman working »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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