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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to ‘Minions’ With Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

17 hours ago | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new animated comedy “Minions” starring Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm!

Minions,” which opens on July 10, 2015 and is rated “PG,” also stars Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Geoffrey Rush, Jennifer Saunders, Pierre Coffin, Katy Mixon and Michael Beattie from directors Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin and writer Brian Lynch.

To win your free passes to “Minions” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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First Photo of Ellen Page And Julianne Moore in Freeheld

30 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a first look at Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Summit Entertainment’s Freeheld.

Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page) and their fight for justice.

A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this.

Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

Ellen Page is one of the producers on the film.

Directed by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Freeheld opens on October 2nd, 2015 (limited) & October 16th, 2015 (wide).

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- Michelle McCue

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Movie Review – Minions (2015)

28 June 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Minions, 2015.

Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin.

Featuring the voice talents of Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Steve Carell, Geoffrey Rush and Jennifer Saunders.

Synopsis:

Unbeknownst to us all, the Minions have been roaming the Earth for millions of years, searching far and wide for their one true master, the most evil villain. Approximately one year “pre-Gru”, one such journey led them to the beautiful but deadly Scarlett Overkill, whose obsession with the British Queen sends the Minions on a quest to steal the Crown.

 

Continuing the inspired story of Despicable Me’s show-stealing sidekicks, the Minions movie spins off their story and takes us on a ride from the dawn of time as they search continuously for a master worthy of their servitude. From the T-Rex to Napoleon and the Abominable Snowman, they each fail to prove their mastery at evilness, »

- Kat Kourbeti

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Walk of Fame honorees: Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino, Adam Levine, Bruno Mars ...

23 June 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Among those famous folks to be feted with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are three of the most recent Best Actor nominees -- Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton -- and two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino. The other bold-faced names being honored for their movie work are: Ashley Judd, Kurt Russell and Toshiro Mifune. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Those being tapped for their TV roles include Emmy champs Barbara Bain, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise. Also on the roster are Roma Downey, David DuchovnyRob Lowe, Tracy Morgan and the late William S. Paley. Each of the music honorees -- Shirley Caesar, LL Cool J, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Levine, Bruno Mars, Itzhak Perlman and the late 'Mama' Cass Elliot -- has at least one Grammy. Those drawn from the live theatre and live performance category are Angelica M. »

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Jim Rash & Nat Faxon Sign With CAA

19 June 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Descendants co-writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon have signed with CAA. This marks the duo’s return to the agency where they had been represented until moving to Wme exactly a year ago. Rash and Faxon, who met while at The Groundlings, shared with Alexander Payne the 2012 best adapted screenplay Oscar for Payne’s The Descendants. Additionally, Rash and Faxon wrote and directed the Sundance feature The Way Way Back that starred Steve Carell. Their latest film project, The B… »

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'The Office': Where Are They Now?

18 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The adorable Mindy Kaling got her big break as an original cast member (and writer) on NBC's beloved "The Office," and since then she's gone on to create and star in her own TV show, "The Mindy Project." And now the former Ms. Kelly Kapoor can be heard as the voice of Disgust in Pixar's highly-anticipated film "Inside Out."

Mindy's not the only "Office" alum who has found huge success since the show wrapped. We all know Steve Carell is one of Hollywood's most sought-after comedic leading men and Ellie Kemper's the star of Netflix fave "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," but perhaps you'd like to catch up with more actors who brought your favorite Dunder Mifflin characters to life. Find out what the hilarious cast of "The Office" is up to now.

Slideshow and additional reporting by Gary Susman »

- Alana Altmann

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'Minions': Film Review

18 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The dungarees- and goggles-wearing yellow sidekicks from the two Despicable Me films are upgraded to leading-minion status in the appropriately titled Minions, from directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. After switching 'round the formula used in the previous films, in which the Steve Carell-voiced villain was cast as the improbable lead, this Swinging London-set prequel goes back to a more classically structured setup, in which the bad guy — or rather, bad girl, voiced by a workmanlike Sandra Bullock — is the antagonist, while the mostly mumbling heroes take center stage. Unfortunately, this robs the film of

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- Boyd van Hoeij

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First image from Freeheld starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore

14 June 2015 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first image has been released from director Peter Sollett’s upcoming gay rights drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page

Freeheld tells the story of fearless Police Detective Laurel Hester, working to bust New Jersey drug dealers with her long-term partner and mentor, Detective Dane Wells. Though close, Laurel has never been honest with Dane about her sexual orientation and Dane nurses a long-held attraction to her. Their friendship is tested when Laurel falls in love with a younger, openly gay, car mechanic, Stacie Andree, who urges Laurel to be open about their relationship. Laurel finds the domestic happiness she’s long sought with Stacie and they buy a house together. When Laurel is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she risks coming out of the closet to ask the county commissioners (Freeholders) to grant her police pension to Stacie when she dies (as would happen automatically for any heterosexual, »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Steve Carell’s ‘Anchorman’ Audition

11 June 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

“I love carpet. I love desk. I love lamp.” Before those iconic lines of the cinema were Steve Carell’s, the actor had to fight for the part of Brick Tamland, the astonishingly dim-witted weatherman in the 2004 comedy classic “Anchorman.” Although it’s hard to imagine the part was not always his, the video below makes it clear his audition was typical in many ways—namely that he was asked to read a particular side again. As you can see, the future star of “The Office” doesn’t bat an eye rereading the part, putting a more confidently outrageous spin on Brick’s consumption of, as he puts it, “one of those delicious falafel hot dogs with cinnamon and bacon on top.” Carell then lets loose a deranged laugh, spiraling into what may be a fully improvised riff that has everyone in the room in stitches. You can tell he »

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How Hollywood soundtracks repeat the same old tune

9 June 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...

Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.

But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.

The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »

- simonbrew

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Steve Martin Roasted by Tina Fey and More Stars at AFI Awards: Watch!

5 June 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"When you announced my name it was a total surprise!" Steve Martin joked last night as he received the American Film Institute's 43rd Lifetime Achievement Award at the AFI Awards in Hollywood.  The 69-year-old comedic veteran, whose accolades include an honorary Oscar, five Grammys and an Emmy to name just a few, was celebrated (and roasted) by many of his former co-stars and friends during the hilarious ceremony.  Industry power players like Tina FeyMel Brooks, Martin Short, Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and more came together to delivery a heartwarming toast to Martin's career as an actor, screenwriter, playwright and even a magician at »

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Steve Carell, Moby Team With La Mayor Eric Garcetti on Water Conservation Push (Video)

5 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steve Carell narrates a new animated video to promote water conservation as part of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Save the Drop” program. In the public service announcement, which features music by electonica star Moby, Carell encourages Angelenos to fix leaky faucets and reduce their time in the shower to help save water and address the city’s water crisis. The video, which premiered on Friday, is part of a Garcetti initiative launched in April to respond to the statewide drought. Also Read: L.A. Mayor Garcetti Urges CBS to Move 'Late Show' West Post-David Letterman Garcetti hosted »

- Kathy Zerbib

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Read Tina Fey’s Touching, Hilarious Tribute to Steve Martin

5 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, Steve Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute from Mel Brooks. If that’s not enough to guarantee a trip to Comedy Prom, Tina Fey killed it, setting the stage for speeches by Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Steve Carell, and Martin Short. In doing so, she reminded us of why she and Poehler saved the last few Golden Globes and what we’ll be missing come 2016. Fey was funny, sharp, and sincere in celebrating her Baby Mama co-star, but also treated that wild and crazy guy like a woman, commenting on his ability to juggle being a musician, actor, comedian, writer, husband, and now, in his 60s, a father. She also referenced Martin’s philanthropy, noting that he donates "all his old white suits to lesbian commitment ceremonies." The intensely private Martin sat in the middle of the room, »

- Soo Youn

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News Nuggets: AFI tribute to Steve Martin includes roasts by Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Martin Short

5 June 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Steve Pond reports on the American Film Institute tribute Thursday night for Steve Martin with the 13 funniest lines on the show. The actor and comedian is the 43rd recipient of the life achievement award from the AFI. Previous honoree Mel Brooks presented the trophy at the end of the program, which included roasts and tributes from Dan Aykroyd, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Martin Short, and Lily Tomlin. The ceremony airs Saturday, June 13, on TBS. The Wrap -Break- A new roundtable session gathers six of this year's top actors contending for the Emmy Awards. Timothy Hutton ("American Crime"), Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul"), Clive Owen ("The Knick"), David Oyelowo ("Nightingale"), Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers"), and Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan") chat about their current roles, turning points in their careers, and the Academy Awards. Hollywood R »

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Interview: Hilarious Writer & Director Paul Feig, of New Film 'Spy'

4 June 2015 7:25 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – He’s not a household name, but he has certainly rocked a few houses…with laughter. Writer/director Paul Feig has a new film called “Spy,” in which he re-teams with two of the supporting cast of his “Bridesmaids” romp, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. “Spy” opens on Friday, June 5th.

Spy” is a perfect tonic to today’s super serious movies depicting undercover chicanery. McCarthy portrays Susan, a ex-teacher-turned CIA desk jockey, who often is paired with superspy Bradley Fine (Jude Law). When Fine is disposed of, it is up to Susan to complete his international mission, under the disguises of cat lady and unmarried tourist. Like Feig has done in his previous films, “Spy” loves the juxtaposition of having the unlikely Melissa McCarthy as the world’s greatest operative.

Director Paul Feig (background) Prepares Melissa McCarthy in a Scene from ‘Spy

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Banshee’ Co-Creator Signs Overall with HBO and Cinemax

28 May 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Banshee” co-creator Jonathan Tropper has closed a two-year overall deal at HBO/Cinemax, Variety has learned.

Under the deal, Tropper will continue to executive produce the Cinemax drama he created with David Schickler. He will also direct an episode of the upcoming fourth season of “Banshee.”

The overall also allows Tropper to grow his production company Tropper Ink with projects for both HBO and Cinemax. He will continue to create, write and executive produce shows, but will also supervise and executive produce projects with other writers and directors.

Tropper’s plate has been full lately. In addition to writing an episode of Terence Winter’s untitled rock ‘n roll project for HBO, he and director Greg Yaitanes recently sold the one-hour drama “American Body Plant” to Cinemax. The two will exec produce the project, which was created by and will be written by Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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'Mad Men' 2015 Emmys Ads Aim to Get Jon Hamm His First Win — Will It Work?

27 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After eight years, it's either painfully redundant or painfully eye-opening to remind people the man behind Don Draper has never won an Emmy. Sure, Hamm snagged one Golden Globe for his work on "Mad Men," but the repeated snubs by the TV Academy have stacked up over the years to a preposterous point. He's now on the infamous level of Jason Alexander — the "Seinfeld" star who went zero for seven at the Emmys — and Steve Carell (0-6 for "The Office," plus three more misses if you count his losses as the show's producer) as unrewarded actors who nailed iconic roles. Read More: 2015 Emmys Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series AMC is looking to change that in the series' final year of eligibility. With its new Emmys ads — rolling out in Los Angeles on June 1 — the network has created a special campaign designed to play up nostalgia for its unjustly ignored star. »

- Ben Travers

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'Mad Men' 2015 Emmys Ads Aim to Get Jon Hamm His First Win — Will It Work?

27 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After eight years, it's either painfully redundant or painfully eye-opening to remind people the man behind Don Draper has never won an Emmy. Sure, Hamm snagged one Golden Globe for his work on "Mad Men," but the repeated snubs by the TV Academy have stacked up over the years to a preposterous point. He's now on the infamous level of Jason Alexander — the "Seinfeld" star who went zero for seven at the Emmys — and Steve Carell (0-6 for "The Office," plus three more misses if you count his losses as the show's producer) as unrewarded actors who nailed iconic roles. Read More: 2015 Emmys Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series AMC is looking to change that in the series' final year of eligibility. With its new Emmys ads — rolling out in Los Angeles on June 1 — the network has created a special campaign designed to play up nostalgia for its unjustly ignored star. »

- Ben Travers

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Judd Apatow Wants to Make the Real World as Nice as His Movies

26 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Two and a half years ago, Judd Apatow released This Is 40, the most personal film of his career. He was anxious. He usually is. His default setting is inward panic.

"I don't know if people can understand the pressure to be funny," Apatow says today, "just knowing how badly you can fail and how embarrassing it will be."

To the public, Apatow had nothing to fear. He was the king of comedy, the overlord of an unprecedented seven-year, 21-film barrage of hits and near-hits that he'd either directed, written, or produced. His leading men had become marquee names: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Paul Rudd. And Bridesmaids had recently given him his biggest box office haul ever.

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

25 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino has led Christoph Waltz to two Oscars in this category, but Waltz is absent from the director's latest, "The Hateful Eight." That film boasts a whopping seven potential contenders in this category (only of the noted eight is a woman, which could get Jennifer Jason Leigh a nod in the supporting actress race). Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson seem like they have the showiest parts, putting them in contention amidst a seemingly endless list of other contenders: Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels ("Steve Jobs"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon ("Black Mass"), Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Alan Alda ("Bridge of Spies"), Bradley Cooper ("Joy"), Steve Carell ("Freeheld"), Dominic West and Jude Law ("Genius") and Mr. Waltz himself ("Tulip Fever"). We truly could go on and on... It will also be interesting to see how many nominees from last year pop up here. Beyond the noted »

- Peter Knegt

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