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Time Machine: Sensational Scarlett J. in Purple

7 May 2015 8:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »

- D. Zhea

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D23 2015 to Unveil First Looks at Finding Dory, Jungle Book, and More

7 May 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Disney has announced the schedule for its main presentations at the upcoming D23 Expo 2015. The convention is essentially Disney’s version of Comic-Con, and in years past has offered looks at films like The Avengers as Disney has acquired more and more high-profile properties under its banner. This year looks to be no different, as the official D23 2015 schedule touts sneak peeks at “films from Marvel and Lucasfilm” aka Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars. We’ve been hearing recently that Marvel plans on skipping a Hall H presentation Comic-Con this year, just as they did in 2011 when they instead unveiled a look at The Avengers at D23 and New York Comic-Con. That looks likely to be the case this year, so fans attending D23 2015 can expect to get a preview of some upcoming Marvel films that Sdcc fans will miss out on. As for confirmed movies, though, the »

- Adam Chitwood

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Saturday Night Live Recap: Scarlett Johansson Is Neither Floyd Mayweather Nor Manny Pacquiao

3 May 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"You know, Scarlett Johansson is actually pretty good in this" is a sentence that has left many a boyfriend stranded in stony silence over the years. It's often true, though. The actress's looks may have been the dominant component of a bracingly awkward New Yorker profile last year, but beyond those looks there's undeniable charisma and crack comedic capabilities. Watch her underplay against Jon Favreau in Chef, or listen to her complicated vocal turn in Her, and you'll know she's more than just Black Widow's acrobatics or Woody Allen's drool fixation. What a shame to see those skills underused, though, in Johansson's fourth time hosting Saturday Night Live. The resoundingly lackluster episode built around her left nary a Marble Columns-type showcase for true believers to point to and say, "You see? Not bad, right?" She could have used the support.Between the cold open's meta-commentary about viewers abandoning the »

- Joe Berkowitz

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Time Machine: Paltrow Silvery Oscar Dress at 83rd Academy Awards

1 May 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »

- D. Zhea

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Robert Downey Jr. Hates Independent Filmmaking, Throws Mean Shade At Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

1 May 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Maybe doing the seemingly endless publicity rounds for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is getting to Robert Downey Jr. He seems snarky and cranky.

Last week, Robert Downey Jr. was the darling of the movie publicity world for berating UK journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy for his inane questions about the actor's relationship with his father and previous drug use. Okay, I agree with Downey Jr. on that. Guru-Murthy's questioning was a bit Diane Sawyerish for a freaking Marvel movie!

But, this week, the actor becomes the villain of independent filmmaking. Talking to Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM channel 105), Downey Jr. revealed that he would not work on a low-budget film anytime soon! Why? Oh, let the actor speak for himself in this transcript from

"Because they're exhausting and sometimes they suck and then you just go, 'What was I thinking?' But I'm interested in doing all different kinds of movies. »

- Manny

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What Robert Downey Jr. Got Wrong In His 172 Words About Independent Film

1 May 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is Proof We Don't Need More Avengers Movies Robert Downey Jr., last year's highest paid actor (according to Forbes, he raked in $75 million in 2014) and star of this year's sure-to-be mammoth blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron," is the type of big-time actor whose name can get an independent film financed. Unfortunately for up-and-coming filmmakers hoping to one day snag the actor for their passion project, that day will likely never come. This week, during a radio chat with Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM channel 105), Downey Jr. made it very clear that he's in no rush to downsize and lend his talents to a non-studio production. (Funny, considering he co-starred in the indie comedy "Chef," directed by his "Iron Man" director and buddy Jon Favreau, just last year. Guess he was just doing a friend a favor.) Here's Downey Jr.'s reasons, in »

- Nigel M Smith

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Movie CliffsNotes: The Marvel movie that started it all - Iron Man!

29 April 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

While we all gear up to see the next chapter in Marvel's Phase 2, now seemed like a good time to look back on the film that kicked it all off: 2008's Iron Man. Starring a then not-so-bankable Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, the Jon Favreau directed flick took the world by storm and helped to usher in the modern-day superhero storm that continues to roll on in full force. Even as great as it is, there's still some fun to be had when looking back at this »

- Paul Shirey

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Marvel Isn't Planning Ahead Nearly As Much As People Think

29 April 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Marvel Studios has certainly earned its reputation as a forward-thinking company. After all, it was planning ahead that allowed them build the Marvel Cinematic Universe after releasing Jon Favreau.s Iron Man in 2008, and they currently have release dates lined up through the summer of 2019. But while this image of the company has painted a picture in some minds that every detail of every film or TV show has already been pre-planned, that.s actually a misapprehension. Instead, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has insisted that things aren.t actually laid out to the degree that many fans think it is. The subject was broached when I recently had the chance to sit down with the executive/producer during a press event held for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it came up during a discussion of the massive Phase Three slate that was announced last October (and has since »

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MTV Swings Big On Scripted With ‘Scream,’ ‘Shannara’

21 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MTV is getting ready to take some of the biggest programming swings in its more than three decades on the air.

The Viacom-owned network will launch a reimagining of the popular horror-movie franchise “Scream” and is preparing a limited series based on the epic fantasy series of “Shannara” novels by author Terry Brooks.  What’s more, the network will also debut two new takes on the talk-show format, a documentary series featuring a YouTube celebrity; and a reality series built around rapper Ja Rule. In all, the network will launch eight new series in all and said it had another 85 in development.

The idea behind the slate is to woo communities of passionate viewers with the cinematic “Scream” and “Shannara,” while devising other series that can be diced up and played and posted on social networks and digital sites to augment traditional TV-viewing activity. One new show, :”Greatest Party Story Ever, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Review: Don't get me wrong... there's a lot about 'Age Of Ultron' to like

21 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Joss Whedon took the job as director of "The Avengers," he had a specific challenge to overcome. Even after the success of the individual movies featuring Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, it seemed like a nearly impossible task, juggling so many giant personalities in one coherent story. Now the challenge is very different for him as writer/director, because he's following up one of the biggest films of all time, and he's also laying groundwork for the entire next phase of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last time a director found himself in a similar position with Marvel was Jon Favreau on "Iron Man 2," and it's interesting to see the ways Whedon has responded differently, and the ways in which he's fallen into some of the same traps. Make no mistake… "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" is both a better film and a better sequel than "Iron Man 2, »

- Drew McWeeny

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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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CinemaCon: First Adam Jones Poster Shows Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller Ready to Cook

19 April 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

CinemaCon is underway in Las Vegas, which means plenty of promo posters and first looks at upcoming films. Steve is currently walking around and snapped a first look at the Adam Jones posters starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Once upon a time, this film was called “Chef”, but it backed off of its title after Jon Favreau’s cooking film claimed it as well. Now titled Adam Jones (presumably the name of Cooper’s lead character), the plot is “revolves around a two Michelin Star chef in Paris whose ability to create explosions of taste is undermined by his badboy rants and diva behavior that destroy his career.” It sounds like it could be a lot of fun, but I’m curious to see if Wells can hit the same level of food-porn as Favreau’s movie. Check out the Adam Jones poster below. Written by Steven Knight (Locke) and directed by John Wells, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Soundtrack Digital Album Set For Release April 28 Physical CD Available May 19

16 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron on April 28, 2015.

The physical CD will be available on May 19, 2015. The score features music by Brian Tyler (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “Furious 7″) and Danny Elfman.

The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron in theaters on May 1, 2015.

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Brian Tyler has scored over 70 films and recently won Film Composer »

- Michelle McCue

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Round-Up: Release Date Announced for Air, Starring Norman Reedus, Revolution Digital Comic Book, Archie Vs. Predator #1

16 April 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Imagine being a custodial worker in a bunker that’s the last livable place on Earth. The air outside is unbreathable, and a select group of humans are in cryogenic slumber around you. This is life for workers Bauer and Cartwright, but great responsibility and a dark secret could threaten to destroy their sanity and the human race. Produced by Robert Kirkman and starring Norman Reedus, Air now has an official release date for late this summer. Also featured in our latest round-up is a bit of good news for Revolution fans and the cover art and synopsis for another unexpected showdown in Riverdale.

Air: Scheduled for an August 14th theatrical release, Air is the first feature film from Skybound Entertainment. Joining Reedus in the movie is Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond,Fast & Furious 7), who plays Cartwright opposite Reedus’ Bauer. Christian Cantamessa (co-writer of the video game, Red Dead »

- Derek Anderson

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Gwyneth Paltrow Chows Down on Gourmet Food After Failing Food Stamp Challenge

16 April 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bon appétit! Gwyneth Paltrow chowed down on the good stuff quickly after consciously uncoupling with food stamps. The Oscar winner, who vowed to eat only $29 worth of food last week, was spotted enjoying a gourmet barbecue dinner in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, April 14. According to Page Six, the Mortdecai actress noshed with Iron Man director Jon Favreau, chef Roy Choi, and her boyfriend Brad Falchuk at L.A. hot spot Animal. The A-list event, also attended by Jimmy Kimmel, was hosted by David and Victoria Beckham. Paltrow, [...] »

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow Still on Her $29-a-Week Food Bank Challenge? Actress Attends Pricey Dinner in Los Angeles

15 April 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Has Gwyneth Paltrow bowed out of the New York Food Bank Challenge early? Shortly after revealing that she was going to rely on only $29 to feed her for seven days—because that's how much those on food stamps get per week—E! News learns that Paltrow attended a pricey dinner at famous Los Angeles restaurant Animal with rumored beau Brad Falchuk last night. A source tells us Paltrow was there for the Austin Midnight Dinner, a promotional event for pal Jon Favreau's film Chef. "It was a prefixed menu, and the tickets were $80," the insider tells E! News. "Some of the items on the menu was various types of barbeque, potato salad and beans." $80, you say? Interesting. Although, »

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NBC's 'Revolution' Will Wrap Online in DC Digital Comic

15 April 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of the Warner Bros. Television series Revolution, which ended a two-year run on NBC in May 2014, are going to get a resolution to the show's storylines that were left open-ended in the final broadcast episode. In response to passionate fan efforts to revive the show, the entire creative team behind the series - including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau - regrouped to create a special four-chapter digital comic book with DC Comics that will serve to continue and ultimately resolve the adventures last seen in Revolution's second season finale.

Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott handled the writing duties of the digital comic's four chapters, after breaking the story in the writers' room along with the rest of the Revolution creative team, which included Kripke, O'Bannon, Paul Grellong, David Rambo, Trey Callaway, Anne Cofell Saunders, Ben Edlund, Matt Pitts and Jim Barness. »

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Revolution to Provide Closure With Digital Comic From DC

15 April 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Revolution fans that have been petitioning for the series to come back, we have some good news for you: closure is on its way. While the cancelled NBC series is not returning to TV screens to finish out its story, it will be telling the final chapters of its tale in a digital comic book from DC Comics. Working alongside DC is Revolution‘s entire creative team, which includes series creator Eric Kripe, along with executive producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon, and Jon Favreau. The four chapters of the comic were all written by Revolution scribes David Reed and Ryan Parrott but only after the stories had been crafted with the entire creative team. The Revolution digital comic was illustrated by DC Comics’ artist Angel Hernandez. All four of the chapters will have their own specifically designed cover, and a new chapter will be released every two weeks beginning on Monday, »

- Chris King

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Revolution Is Coming Back! But There's a Twist

15 April 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Good news: Revolution is coming back. Bad news (depending on how you look at it): It's via a comic book. But take heart in knowing you will get an ending, Revolution fans! The entire creative team behind the series—Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau—teamed to create the four-chapter DC Comics series to resolve the Revolution storyline. Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott wrote the series with art by Angel Hernandez. The digital comic begins on May 4.  Each chapter will debut on for one week before making their way to the official Revolution Facebook page. Chapter 1 hits the Internet on Monday, May 4, Chapter 2 follows on Monday, »

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For Revolution Fans, Closure Is Coming

15 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you were among those steadfastly lobbying to #RelocateRevolution, your wish has been granted.

TVLine has learned that NBC’s postapocalyptic drama, which was powered down almost a year ago, after two seasons, will return to finish its story in the form of a four-chapter digital comic book.

RelatedHot Topic, Two Takes: Should Revolution Be Powered Back Up?

The series’ entire creative team — including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau — regrouped to create the digital comic with DC ComicsRevolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott penned the four chapters, »

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