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Classy spies, Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot, team up with unlikely neighbourhood do-gooders, Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher in upcoming spy comedy Keeping up with the Joneses on 21st October. If you love espionage date movies with unlikely duos, mistaken identities and hidden secrets then Keeping up with the Joneses is the film for you on date night.
To mark the release we’ve pulled together a list of date films we love.
A classic case of spontaneity and mistaken identity lands the Fosters (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) in a whole heap of trouble with the district attorney and his dirty secrets. Inadvertently caught up in the confusion, pursued by henchmen and in search of the real targets the Fosters turn their regular boring date night routine into an unforgettable experience. With surprising appearances from Mark Wahlberg, James Franco and Mila Kunis, Date Night has a few »
- The Hollywood News
To mark the release of Gods of Egypt on 24th October, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD. Gods Of Egypt features a stellar cast led by Gerard Butler (300, London Has Fallen) and Nikolaj Coster Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion) including strong supporting performances from Elodie Yung (Daredevil, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), […]
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The saga of James Bond 25 continues and at the moment, all bets are on. For months we have heard reports about Daniel Craig seemingly ready to abandon the franchise, with Sony and MGM doing everything they can to keep him onboard for at least one more movie. Recently, Daniel Craig walked back his previous "slash my wrists" comment and stated that he would miss being Bond. Now, the odds have tipped heavily in his favor, according to some sports betting professionals.
SportsBettingExperts.com recently published a new list of actors and the odds of them playing 007 in the next James Bond movie. Because of Daniel Craig's recent comments, he is now heavily favored to return for a fifth go as Bond in James Bond 25. For those who get betting odds, he is now going off at -175. Basically, the (-) figure is the favorite and the (+) figure is the underdog. »
The American Film Market has announced more than 250 market premieres, plus 71 films that have never before screened, at the Nov. 2-9 conference in Santa Monica. More than 300 films will screen in all.
World market premieres include sci fi thriller “What Happened to Monday” from Snd M6, with Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, and William Dafoe; animated musical, “Charming,” with voices by former Disney stars Demi Lovato and Ashley Tisdale and Avril Lavigne and animated feature “Ballerina,” with voices by Elle Fanning and Dane DeHaan.
Films that will make their market debuts include “Coming Through The Rye,” from Bleiberg Entertainment, starring Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper; “Brimstone,” from Embankment Films, starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Kit Harington, and “And Punching The Clown,” from Octane Entertainment, starring Henry Phillips, J.K. Simmons, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman. James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle” will also screen.
Other stars featured in films screening at the market include Alec Baldwin, »
- Joshua Terry
Updated: No one ever accused Ryan of being a bad salesman.
The entrepreneur and his team from Relativity Media put on quite a show last spring for U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles.
They showed the New York judge bits of upcoming Relativity films, such as Kristen Wiig’s caper pic, “Masterminds,” currently in release, and Halle Berry’s upcoming thriller, “Kidnap.” They offered video testimony from Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who declared himself “enormously challenged and excited to become chairman of Relativity Studios.” They presented the judge with fresh fiscal blood — Chicago investor Joseph Nicholas, who promised that he would pump his own millions into the failed studio, with others sure to follow suit. Indeed, Kavanaugh’s film finance expert, Marni Wieshofer, of Houlihan Lokey Capital, assured the court there would be a “feeding frenzy” of new cash for Relativity, once the company cleared Chapter 11.
Less than seven months later, »
- James Rainey
Rome — Egyptian actor Amr Waked, his country’s biggest international star, has joined the cast of Neil Jordan’s “Riviera” as a French detective investigating the yacht explosion that precipitates the plot of the high-profile TV crime series.
Waked, who also played a French cop in Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” will play a detective named Delormes who is “trying to decipher a very complicated case,” the actor said. The show is being produced by London-based Archery Pictures for pan-European pay-tv network Sky.
Billionaire Constantine Clios is killed in the explosion, after which his new wife, Georgina, played by Julia Stiles, “is shocked to discover [that] the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder,” according to Sky’s press notes.
The ensemble cast of the series, set amid the sleazy French jet set on the »
- Nick Vivarelli
One of the most celebrated film makers of the last four decades has died. Here’s how the New York Times reported it….
The death was confirmed by Officer Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. She said that officers had been called to the house shortly before 5 p.m., and that Mr. Hanson had died of natural causes.
Julie Mann, his business manager, said Mr. Hanson had been struggling for some time with a form of dementia.
Let’s take a look at his long career. His first screen credit is for helping to adapt H.P. Lovecraft’s short story in the 1970 American International Pictures’ The Dunwich Horror starring Sandra Dee and Dean Stockwell. »
- Jim Batts
Curtis Hanson, the Oscar-winning director of films including L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile, and In Her Shoes, has died. He was 71 years old. Hanson was born March 24, 1945 in Reno, Nevada but grew up in Los Angeles. After dropping out of high school, he pursued opportunities as a freelance photographer and editor of the now-defunct Cinema magazine before turning to screenwriting, which bore fruit with 1970's The Dunwich Horror, a Roger Corman-produced fright film that he co-wrote with Henry Rosenbaum and Ronald Silkosky. Hanson subsequently moved to directing with Sweet Kill, a 1973 horror film about a sexually-repressed man who finds gratification in murdering the women he sleeps with. That was followed by a string of other low-budget efforts in multiple genres, including Losin' It, a teen comedy starring a pre-Risky Business Tom Cruise. Though he worked consistently through the '70s and '80s, Hanson wouldn't achieve mainstream recognition until »
- Chris Eggertsen
Curtis Hanson, a beloved director who made hit films such as 8 Mile and L.A. Confidential, passed away last night at the age of 71. While no cause of death has been confirmed, initial reports reveal the filmmaker was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home last night, from an apparent heart attack. However, an Lapd spokesperson would not confirm that information, stating he died of "natural causes."
Variety reports that paramedics responded to a call regarding an unconscious man at the director's Hollywood Hills home at 4:52 Pm. The filmmaker was pronounced dead at the scene, although no further details were given. The filmmaker had been retired for the past few years, with his last film being the 2012 biopic Chasing Mavericks, and other reports claim he had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Curtis Hanson was born March 24, 1945 in Reno, Nevada and he was raised in Los Angles. Despite his father »
Curtis Hanson, the Academy Award-winning co-writer and director of L.A. Confidential and helmer of films like 8 Mile, Wonder Boys, The River Wild and In Her Shoes, has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 71. The cause of death is said to be natural causes, but Deadline says that the legendary filmmaker had been in poor health for a while.
Hanson made his directorial debut in 1972 with the horror movie Sweet Kill, but went on to have a four decade career with features like The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and Wonder Boys, as well as the four aforementioned movies. His crowning glory was the 1997 adaptation of the James Ellroy novel L.A. Confidential, the Russell Crowe led ensembles which picked up two Oscars, one for its supporting actress Kim Basinger, and another for Hanson and co-writer Brian Helgeland for their adapted screenplay. The film also »
- Paul Heath
The ten-episode series is a re-do of Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic and revolves around The Robinson family, a space crew who were supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith – who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship – leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.
Stephens will play the role of the dad, astrophysicist John Robinson, while young Maxwell Jenkins will play the role of Will, the youngest Robinson child. Taylor Russell has already been cast as Judy, the eldest of the siblings. »
- Paul Heath
Curtis Hanson, director of “L.A Confidential” and winner with Brian Helgeland of an Oscar for adapting James Ellroy’s novel, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 71.
The official said paramedics responded to a call of an unconscious man at Hanson’s home at about 4:52 p.m. on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, it appears as though Hanson died of a heart attack; while the Lapd spokesperson could not confirm that specific information, he said Hanson died of “natural causes.”
He had been retired in recent years and was reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s.
As a producer of the stylish 1997 period film, Hanson shared the nomination for best picture and was nominated for best director. The film won an Oscar for actress Kim Basinger, »
- Carmel Dagan
Some things aren’t worth the wait.
“Blair Witch” and “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” sequels to films that first hit theaters a generation ago, both stumbled in their debuts this weekend, earning a meagre $9.7 million and $8.2 million, respectively. They were easily overpowered by “Sully,” the Clint Eastwood drama about the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency plane landing that features Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger. The Warner Bros. release topped the domestic box office for a second consecutive weekend, earning $22 million and pushing its stateside total to $70.5 million.
The weekend’s other wide-release launch, Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” was also over-shadowed by the aeronautical heroics, picking up $8 million from 2,443 locations for a fourth-place finish. The look at Edward Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and got a warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, »
- Brent Lang
Butler plays a workaholic whose son’s cancer forces him to become a better man in this treacly drama
“Reach deep inside and feel that small part of you that’s predatory, or there’s the door,” says Dane Jensen, played with bluster by Gerard Butler early in The Headhunter’s Calling. Dane is a ruthless Chicago-based corporate headhunter, and he’s training a new kid on the job. In closing, he tells the newbie to watch and learn from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. He should really be talking to the film’s writer, Bill Dubuque (The Judge). The Headhunter’s Calling, the directorial debut of producer Mark Williams (Flawless), boasts none of that classic’s verve.
It starts out like most financial thrillers do, with our egomaniacal hero telling us in voiceover that he peddles “the American dream”. Dane is presented as the type of workaholic who starts »
- Nigel M Smith
Everything you missed on day 7 of #TIFF16Everything you missed on day 7 of #TIFF16Adriana Floridia9/15/2016 10:36:00 Am
We're into the second half of the Toronto International Film Festival but there are still stars to bump into and new films to see.
Last night, Gerard Butler was in town with his new film The Headhunter's Calling. The film follows Butler who plays a headhunter trying to get to the top of his company, even as it clashes with his families needs. It co-stars Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina.
Rebecca Hall was here for the Canadian premiere of her dark character drama Christine, which tells the true story of 1970s news anchor Christine Chubbuck who killed herself on live television. She's incredible in the film and we wouldn't be surprised if she gets some Oscar buzz for the role.
- Adriana Floridia
Gerard Butler plays a bit of a dick in Mark Williams directorial debut The Headhunter’s Calling, and then his son gets ill and he’s supposed to realise he’s been a bit of a dick, and then the audience are supposed to forgive him for being a bit of a dick. If you don’t abide […]
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- Stefan Pape
Continuing our series of reaction videos, Paul Heath and HeyUGuys‘ reviews editor Stefan Pape share their thoughts on the new Gerard Butler drama The Headhunter’s Calling, which premiered in Toronto this week.
The film revolves around a headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, who battles his top rival for control of their job placement company — his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.
We said ‘The Headhunter’s Calling won’t set the world on fire, but with some brilliant performances and some wonderfully touching moments, we’ll forgive it for its short-comings plot-wise, and for the way in which it sews everything up almost too-perfectly by the time the credits roll.’
We’ve posted our full review of the film over here. Check out the boys’ instant reaction to the film below.
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- Paul Heath
The Headhunter’s Calling review, Tiff ’16.
In The Headhunter’s Calling Gerard Butler is at the top of his game at a top Chicago-based headhunting firm Blackrock Recruiting. When his boss, an enigmatic Willlem Dafoe, announces that he’s planning to step down as CEO in just three months time, he pits Butler’s Dane Jensen against Alison Brie‘s Lynn Vogel, challenging each of them and their respective teams to bag the most sales by the time that he retires. Their reward? His job as head of the company.
Jensen salivates at the opportunity but hits a massive hurdle when he discovers that his ten-year-old son (Max Jenkins) has just been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia. This morality tale pits Jensen’s professional ambition against »
- Paul Heath
Sometimes it’s clear that the qualities in a role that should’ve set off warning alarms among a performer’s better instincts instead seduced their actorly vanity. In “The Headhunter’s Calling,” Gerard Butler (who also produced) plays the classic type-a corporate arsehole who gets an ultimately redemptive wake-up call when a crisis forcibly reminds him that The Really Important Thing Is Family. It’s a showboating part he attacks with a forced gusto that only underlines the string of manipulative clichés that Bill Dubuque has provided as a screenplay here. Sparing no maudlin contrivance in a quest to jerk tears that remain stubbornly dry, this hokum is slickly executed by producer Mark Williams in his feature directorial debut. But the result never rises above polished plastic, formulaic, and pedestrian.
When the film starts with one of those “Yes I am a cocky Sob!” workplace monologues that always seem »
- Dennis Harvey
Gerard Butler is bringing tears to audiences with his new family drama “The Headhunter’s Calling”. The star actor is joined by fellow stars Willem Dafoe (“Platoon”), Alison Brie (“Community”) and Gretchen Mol (“Boardwalk Empire”) in a story about a ruthless job recruiting headhunter who gets lost in a battle for company promotion, until a family […] »
- Jeremy Singer
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