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Spotlight on Billionaire David Ellison

20 July 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Name: David Ellison Source Of Wealth: Family Bio: Son of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, whose net worth is estimated between 41.8 billion (Bloomberg) and $48 billion (Forbes). Brother of uber-producer Megan Ellison. USC film school graduate. Accomplished acrobatic pilot. Marital Status: Married to actress/singer Sandy Modic. Hollywood Connections: His father once co-owned the 450-foot, $200 million yacht Rising Sun with fellow billionaire and DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen. David Ellison began career as an actor, appearing in and co-financing the 2006 MGM flop “Flyboys.” Founded Skydance Productions label, named for his love of flying. Raised $350 million to co-finance movies with studio partner Paramount Pictures. Re-upped co-financing pact with Paramount through 2018. Films Of Note: “True Grit,” “Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol,” “Jack Reacher,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “World War Z.” Combined, those films have made more than $2.4 billion at the global box office—Deadline. Film Projects In The Work: *“Terminator: Genesis.” Director: Alan Taylor. »

- Robert W. Welkos

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Movie Review – How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

17 July 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014.

Directed by Dean DeBlois.

Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington


When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

My brain needed a night’s sleep to make the connection and allow me to figure out what HTTYD2 reminded me of. But this morning it clicked.

The Empire Strikes Back.

That’s a rather lofty comparison I’m aware, but whilst this DreamWorks sequel doesn’t hit those heights it does a great job in the same way Empire did. Not only does it give us more of Hiccup and Toothless in an entertaining way, but it »

- Chris Cooper

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Gerard Butler Hired To Sell You Hugo Boss Perfume

17 July 2014 10:35 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The A-list star of 300 has been selected to be Hugo Boss perfume's brand ambassador.

When you think perfume and luxury, is the first thing that jumps to your mind the glistening, cut abs of Gerard Butler in 300? Well, apparently that's what Hugo Boss is hoping for.

The 90-year-old luxury Germany fashion house has chosen the Olympus Has Fallen star to be their brand ambassador.

Butler, 44, will star in their "Boss Bottled" TV and print media advertising campaign beginning this winter, according to Business Standard.

Watch: Flashback - Gerard Butler's '300' Training Regimen

Butler's involvement with Boss marks the actor's modelling debut for that label.

The Global Marketing Director for Boss Perfumes released a statement, reading, "Boss Bottled remains loyal to the belief that success comes to the man who grasps life with confidence. Gerard Butler is that man. His road to success is a constant, ever-evolving journey, but one that he approaches with confidence and drive »

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Brenton Thwaites: Who Is 'The Giver' Star?

17 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Brenton Thwaites, star of the highly anticipated sci-fi adaptation The Giver, is about to become the next big thing.

Who Is Brenton Thwaites?

Thwaites, 24, is an Australian actor whose Hollywood career picked up this summer with breakout roles, co-starring in the thriller Oculus and as Prince Phillip in Maleficent, in which he acted opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Also this summer, Thwaites starred in The Signal opposite Laurence Fishburne. Before booking a string of Hollywood films, Thwaites starred on Australian television shows, SLiDE (2011) and Home and Away (2011-2012) and appeared in the Lifetime original movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012).

Thwaites, who is currently filming Gods of Egypt alongside Gerard Butler and Game of ThronesNikolaj Coster-Waldau, is certainly on his way to stardom, and he said working with more experienced Hollywood actors has been a huge step forward for him. In addition to his previous work with Jolie and Fishburne, »

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Eva Green Makes This Empire "Rise"

17 July 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Two years after remaking Romero’s socially aware Dawn of the Dead, director Zack Snyder jumped aboard 300, the action porn realization of Frank Miller’s graphic novel. Sin City had just come out and Miller was in. The movie would go on to cash in big, while making an international star out of Gerard Butler, Game of ThronesLena Headey, and, yes, even young Magneto himself, Michael Fassbender. Snyder also legitimized himself as an A-Lister and went on to direct Alan Moore’s mesmerizing epic Watchmen and franchise reboot Man of Steel, with the Justice League movie on deck. Fast-forward to 2014, and Warner Brothers tried to catch lightning in a bottle again, returning to the shores of Greece, this time with an Athenian navy taking on the Persians and a more recognizable cast. The ride is worth the wait, thanks to two words: Eva Green.



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'Power Rangers' Movie Gets 'X-Men: First Class' Writers and Roberto Orci

15 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 2016 reboot Power Rangers, which returns the original Saban TV series back to the big screen, has hired X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the screenplay.

Roberto Orci, who recently excused himself from any ties to the Marvel/Sony sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 3, has joined this new iteration of Power Rangers as an executive producer and will help develop the story alongside Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

Power Rangers became a phenomenon in the mid-90s, with a syndicated afternoon TV series. It first hit the big screen in 1995 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and was followed by Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997.

The new 2016 version of Power Rangers will be a complete reboot with a new group of high school kids who become infused with the iconic Mighty Morphin super powers. They must learn to harness these new abilities if »

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EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

15 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.

EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.

The distrib’s slate for first six months of 2014 included “12 Years a Slave,” which took over $34.3 million at the U.K. box office, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Divergent.”

Upcoming pics for 2014 include Daniel Radcliffe starrer “What If,” David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Nightcrawler.” 2015 will »

- Leo Barraclough

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300: Rise Of An Empire Blu-ray Review

15 July 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

As the supplements suggest, 300: Rise of an Empire is not a straight sequel to Frank Miller and Zack Snyder’s 300, as it can also be described as a prequel, sidequel, and probably some other words that have been invented to describe modern spin-off films that don’t pick up after the last film ended.  Rise of an Empire is meant to be like a glove to the first film, as it surrounds the original narrative with new material.  The results are a film that doesn’t totally work on its own terms, but does offer a delicious scene-stealing performance from Eva Green.  My 300: Rise of an Empire Blu-ray review follows after the jump.  Told in parallel (somewhat) while the Spartans battle elsewhere, the film shows how the Persian leader Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) became the golden god he was, and that it was because new character Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) killed his father, »

- Andre Dellamorte

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German Soccer Squad Returns Home To Heroes Welcome After World Cup Victory

14 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The German soccer team, fresh off their 2014 World Cup win over Argentina, headed to Bradenburg Gate upon returning to their homeland to receive a spirited welcome.

German Teams Celebrates Victory With Fans

On Tuesday, the 23-man World Cup winning German soccer team touched down at Berlin's Tegel airport. There, the men were greeted on the tarmac with cheers and applause and with the steps leading off their private plane decorated with the phrase "World Cup Winners 2014" and accompanied by four stars to commemorate all four of Germany's World Cup wins.

From the airport, the team was shuttled into the center of Berlin via an open-topped black truck that featured the gold trophy emblazoned on its side. The team waved to excited fans as they approached the site of the celebration event at Bradenburg Gate, where a crowd had been gathering from the night before. All told, nearly half a million »

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Mario Gotze's Girlfriend: Who Is Ann-Kathrin Brommel?

14 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Mario Götze made history on Sunday when he became the first sub to make a winning goal in a Word Cup final, and was promptly congratulated by his girlfriend Ann-Kathrin Brömmel.

Mario Götze Scores Winning Goal For Germany

Brömmel, a lingerie model, was standing by in Brazil Sunday, July 13, as Götze scored the winning goal for Germany in overtime against Argentina.

#Fifa #WorldCup World Cup #gotze #mariogotze #manschaft #germany #final #argentina #fifaworldcup #kroos #klose #k...

— FIFA World Cup 2014 (@iFifaWorIdCup) July 14, 2014

While Götze, 22, has become a national hero, Brömmel, 24, has also shot to fame as the girl who kissed Götze in front of the millions of World Cup viewers. The young couple was spotted celebrating on the soccer field with Götze’s teammates and their families immediately following German’s World Cup win. Later, Brömmel attended Germany’s victory party, where Götze reportedly »

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Rihanna Flashes Fans at the 2014 World Cup, Poses With Team Germany After Win: See the Wild Pics

14 July 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It looks like no one enjoyed team Germany's 2014 World Cup win more than Rihanna! While attending the final game of the World Cup Sunday, the 26-year-old singer got so excited over the soccer match she lifted up her shirt to flash some skin—and her bra—to the crowd. Dressed in black and white sports gear, Ri-Ri showed of her black bra and cleavage in celebration of Germany's win over Argentina. During the match, Rihanna also posed with fellow celeb attendees like Adriana Lima, David Beckham and Gerard Butler. She captioned one shot of her and Lima with, "My fav came to say hi! Love this chick @AdrianaLima." But Rihanna's celebrations didn't stop in the stands of the »

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David Beckham And Sons Root For Argentina At 2014 World Cup Final

13 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

David Beckham and his three sons attended the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, showing their support for the eventual runner-ups, Argentina.

David Beckham At World Cup Final

Beckham posted a picture of himself alongside his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – on his official Facebook page on Sunday evening following the final match. "Me and the boys at our first ever World Cup Final, great day!" the former England national player captioned the snap in which his three children sported Argentina jerseys.

Though his sons were outfitted in Lionel Messi kit tops, Beckham opted for a more dressed up look. The retired soccer player and underwear model wore a pair of dark jeans with a blue button-down shirt over a white t-shirt.

Germany Beats Argentina

Argentina had a number of early chances that amounted to nothing in the match that went into double-overtime. With Argentina unable to capitalize, the »

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Shakira Performs "La La La (Brazil 2014)" At 2014 World Cup Closing Ceremony

13 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Shakira stole the show when she performed “La La La (Brazil 2014)” at the World Cup closing ceremony before Germany beat Argentina in the finals on Sunday, July 13.

Shakira Performs At 2014 World Cup

Wearing a sparkly, red dress and armed with a drum and a microphone, Shakira stormed the stage at Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro with Brazilian collaborator Carlinhos Brown.

The singer also performed some of her signature dance moves and was accompanied by samba dancers dressed in the two finalist nation’s colors (red, yellow and black for Germany, blue and white for Argentina).

I will never forget this day at Maracanã. Thank you all for bringing me here! Shak

— Shakira (@shakira) July 13, 2014

After Shakira’s performance, Santana, Wyclef and Alexandre Pires took the stage and performed “Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way),” the official 2014 World Cup anthem. Finally, Brazilian star Ivete Sangalo »

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Film Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

10 July 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆Few could have predicted the gargantuan success of DreamWorks' 2010 franchise opener How to Train Your Dragon - an animated adaptation of Cressida Cowell's children's book series. It came out of nowhere to dazzle audiences to a tune of $500m worldwide with its soaring visuals and underlying poignancy. It's little wonder then that Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) - a sequel that not only matches the quality of its predecessor, but quite often bests it - is primed and ready. Five years after the war between the village of Berk and dragons came to an end, all appears to be well, with Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler) keen for Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) to follow in his footsteps.


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Gerard Butler Visits Brazil For 2014 World Cup

8 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Scottish actor Gerard Butler touched down in Brazil Monday to watch the host nation face off against the fierce German national team in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup Tuesday afternoon.

Gerard Butler Attends World Cup

Butler landed in Rio de Janiero Monday and headed to a party where he hung out with former Friday Night Lights actor Taylor Kitsch. The two were enjoying the pre-semifinal revelry in matching navy blue shirts on the roof of Hotel Budweiser in Copacabana Beach.

On Tuesday, Butler headed to the Belo Horizonte to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match where he was spotted wearing the yellow jersey of the home team. Unfortunately for Butler, he didn’t get to see a Brazil victory, as the squad fell in a shocking 1-7 defeat. The loss left Brazil fans in tears and players struggling to explain how they let the game get so far away from them. »

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

8 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Dean DeBlois

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrara, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons, and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace.

How To Train Your Dragon started life as a book series written by Cressida Cowell before becoming a smash animated movie for DreamWorks in 2010. The film followed peace-loving Viking Hiccup as he forged an alliance with a loveable dragon called Toothless.

Now four years later Hiccup and Toothless are back. Set five years after the first film ended we rejoin a restless Hiccup who isn’t sure where he should fit in his newly formed world. His father wants him to be Chief, but Hiccup »

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

7 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having stopped the Red Death and ushered in a new age of human-dragon relations, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless have left Berk in the hope of spreading their message of inter-species solidarity to the rest of the viking world. It’s a belief they share with the former’s estranged mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett), who he encounters while trying to track down Drago Blundvist (Djimon Hounsou), a figure from his father Stoick’s (Gerard Butler) past who is in the process of building a dragon army. While he and his mother reconnect, Berk’s other dragon riders, Astrid (America Fererra), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T. J. Miller) use dragon hunter Eret (Kit Harrington) to help find Drago.

It’s been something of a rocky road for DreamWorks Animation since How To Train Your Dragon appeared to herald brave new beginnings for the studio »

- Steven Neish

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20 Best Non-Marvel Or DC Comic Book Movies Of All Time

7 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the continued box office dominance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises, the popularity of the superhero genre looks set to continue for some time yet. Man of Steel served as the kick-off to DC’s own connected mythology and in the next three years will provide a new cinematic iteration of Batman along with the highly-anticipated Justice League movie, not to mention plenty of other sequels and reboots to established characters. When studios are looking for a surefire blockbuster hit, comic books are now the first port of call.

You’d be forgiven that the battle for comic book movie dominance is a two-horse race between Marvel and DC, which is to be expected given that the ‘Big Two’ boast the most famous characters and the biggest box office grosses. However, there are plenty of great comic book movies out there »

- Scott Campbell

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 goes to pretty daring places, warns America Ferrera

6 July 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 may look like a cutesy kids' film, but America Ferrera has warned parents that the flick goes to some "pretty daring places".

Speaking to Digital Spy, the actress told all about the movie's more shocking moments, its underlying social political themes, and revealed whether she now gets recognised more as Astrid or Ugly Betty.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 also features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kit Harrington, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The film is released in UK cinemas on July 11. »

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All Eyes Were on Bradley Cooper and His Girlfriend at Wimbledon

4 July 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse made a stop at Wimbledon in London on Friday to watch Novak Djokovic face off against Grigor Dimitrov from the royal box. This is hardly the couple's first stop at the famous tennis championships as they visited Wimbledon last year with Bradley's friend Gerard Butler. This time, however, Bradley and Suki passed the time by chatting and joking around with each other as well as adventurer Bear Grylls, who sat next to Bradley. The couple has been spending quite a bit of time together in Suki's home country of England after Bradley wrapped up work on his latest project, American Sniper. On Tuesday, the duo showed Pda at the annual Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London, where they mingled with Pharrell Williams and Keira Knightley. Over the weekend, Bradley hit up the Glastonbury Festival, but Suki wasn't spotted by his side when he checked out Metallica's set. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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