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The Official Jimmy Kimmel Oscars Hosting Report Card: Find Out How He Rated

9 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chris Rock. Ellen DeGeneres. Hugh Jackman. Steve Martin.  The group of memorably successful Oscar hosts is a very exclusive club. To become a member, one must exude style, grace, humor, the perfect balance of sarcasm and respect. The stakes are extremely high when a person agrees to be an Oscar host, and if you fail, you are relegated to a truly terrifying club that is quite the opposite. James Franco and Anne Hathaway will let you in. This evening was Jimmy Kimmel's first foray into commanding the Academy Awards stage, and it was a crossroads which would decide his award show reputation. And he really went all out for it: He gave the entire audience candy, he surprised a bus full of »

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Oscars 2017: The 21 Best, Worst and Most Uncomfortable Moments

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Denzel Washington officiating a wedding. Seth Rogen breaking into an impromptu Hamilton performance. Oh, and La La Land incorrectly being named Best Picture. Those were just a few of the truly bizarre things that took place at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

VideosOscars 2017 Stunner: La La Land Mistakenly Named Best Picture; Moonlight Actual Winner

Late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel managed to do a decent job as Oscars host — which, if you haven’t repressed all memories of James Franco and Anne Hathaway’s 2011 hosting stint, you’ll know is no small feat. Sure, we could’ve done without his tired banter with frenemy Matt Damon, »

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Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen to star in Jonathan Levine’s Flarsky

26 February 2017 6:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Seth Rogen (Sausage Party) have been cast in Flarsky, the new comedy from 50/50 and The Night Before director Jonathan Levine.

The film has been penned by Dan Sterling (The Interview) and will see Rogen as “an unemployed journalist, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — who was his childhood crush and babysitter and now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth.”

Theron will next be seen as the villain in The Fate and the Furious, and also has action thriller Atomic Blonde incoming this year. Rogen meanwhile will feature in two James Franco-directed films: The Disaster Artist and Zeroville, both of which are currently without release dates. »

- Gary Collinson

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Review: In Dubious Battle Allows James Franco and His Cast to Shine

25 February 2017 5:05 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The figure of James Franco as a director is under constant scrutiny; this is his 15th film, yet he still hasn’t made one that has made the ripples that he no doubt wishes they had. His directing style is still undistinguishable, mixing some experimental elements with a direct approach at performance that makes him look amateurish, almost film school-like. He’s been constantly mocked, especially after many adaptations of various works of literary masters, some deemed un-adaptable, and with In Dubious Battle he dares once again, but with a more conventionally structured novel. By adapting more agreeable material that approaches his political sensitivities, he manages to get closer to a more conventionally made film that becomes at times great because of the passion involved in the...

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Film Review: ‘Discreet’

25 February 2017 11:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There can be a paradoxically public intimacy to YouTube culture: an artificial sense of personal connection forged by those everyday video updates, so many of which feign a diaristic, confessional tone that can both alleviate and prey on loneliness among those watching. It’s a needling, fascinating subject for psychodrama, so all credit to candidly queer American filmmaker Travis Mathews for identifying its complex potential in “Discreet” — a story of a childhood abuse victim whose fixation with a well-meaning video blogger only confuses his connection to the real world. The result, unfortunately, is his least persuasive feature to date. Opaque and formally ungainly, this itchy meditation on a host of contemporary social ills offers audiences a vividly, deliberately ugly worldview, but finally makes for hollow viewing.

If not all the film’s ideas and enquiries seem quite to have escaped its own head, that shouldn’t hinder it on the »

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Journo Comedy Flarsky Begins To Take Shape With Charlize Theron And Seth Rogen

24 February 2017 7:10 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Charlize Theron and Neighbors: Sorority Rising star Seth Rogen have closed deals to headline Flarsky, a new comedy from 50/50 helmer Jonathan Levine.

Deadline has the scoop, confirming that both Theron and Rogen have signed on to produce and star in the feature film, which will see the latter take point as an unemployed journalist “battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — who was his childhood crush and babysitter and now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth.”

Renown comedy scribe Dan Sterling (The Office, South Park) is the brains behind the screenplay, with all signs pointing to a production start in August. Incidentally, August will also see the release of the Charlize Theron-fronted MI6 movie Atomic Blonde – formerly titled The Coldest City – which is one of many projects lining the actress’ slate. There’s »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Ominous 'Alien: Covenant' Prologue Echoes The Original's Iconic Dining Scene

23 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Earlier this week we got the above image from Alien: Covenant that offered our most complete look at the surely doomed spaceship crew. But that was just a still image. Now you can see it in motion thanks to Fox releasing what they're calling a prologue. It's not a trailer, but rather an extended look at the scene from the pic. In it we get to know the lay of the Covenant land a bit. It appears that everyone on board, save for Michael Fassbender's droid character, is part of a couple. Katherine Waterston and James Franco seem to be running this ragtag group of idealistic explorers, who all have great chemistry together as they party after having woken up from hypersleep. But something isn't quite right. There aren't any major spoilers in this scene, but the...

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Update: Watch ‘The Last Supper’ prologue for Alien: Covenant, new image released

23 February 2017 12:06 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox is starting to kick it up a notch with promotional material for this coming May’s Alien: Covenant, having released a prologue to the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi horror blockbuster. The clip offers a look at the mission and the new characters, and acts as a ‘Last Supper’ of sorts before everything naturally goes to hell. Check it out here…

Update: We’ve also got a new image showing the crew emerging from the Covenant on an alien world…

See Also: Interview: Ridley Scott on revisiting the Alien franchise with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant »

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New Alien: Covenant Image Revealed

23 February 2017 10:49 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the release of its official prologue short film Last Supper, Alien: Covenant is teased even further in a new water-centric image.

Unveiled by Empire, the new image (see below) features the crew of the Covenant coming off their ship and onto a watery location.

""Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition."

A follow-up to 2012's Prometheus and a prequel to Alien (1979), Alien: Covenant was directed by Ridley Scott and features the return of Michael Fassbender, »

- Derek Anderson

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Join The Brotherhood In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Burning Sands’

23 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As long as there have been fraternities, there’s been hazing, but the hallowed tradition of humiliation is coming under increasing scrutiny. Incidents that have left pledges gravely injured have made headlines, and schools are no longer turning a blind eye to this often brutal activity. And the movies are paying attention too, with “Goat” recently taking viewers inside the world of brotherhood via James Franco and Nick Jonas.

Continue reading Join The Brotherhood In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Burning Sands’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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SXSW: ‘Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo’ Bought by Gravitas

23 February 2017 8:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights from Haviland Digital to the documentary “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo” ahead of its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Gravitas is planning an April 14 day-and-date release in theaters across the U.S. and VOD.

The film includes archival footage and stories from the creator of Mission Control, Dr. Chris Kraft, retired Nasa Flight Directors Gene Kranz (portrayed by Ed Harris in “Apollo 13”), Glynn Lunney and Gerry Griffin. Also appearing are Flight Dynamics Officer Jerry Bostick, Flight Controller John Aaron, astronaut Captain James Lovell (played by Tom Hanks in “Apollo 13”), and moonwalkers Charlie Duke and the late Captain Gene Cernan.

“Mission Control” explores the faltering start of the program to the Mercury and Gemini missions, the tragic Apollo 1 fire and the Moon landings.

“Mission Control” was directed by David Fairhead and produced by Keith Haviland and Gareth Dodds. »

- Dave McNary

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Theatrical Release Details for The Institute, Starring James Franco

23 February 2017 8:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Beginning March 3rd, Momentum Pictures will introduce viewers to unsettling and unconventional treatments in The Institute, and with the film's theatrical release list now revealed, you can see if the devious doctors of the movie will be paying your town a visit...

Synopsis: "Subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control, Isabel Porter must escape the clutches of the Rosewood Institute and exact her revenge, or else be forever lost."

Directed by James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky from a screenplay by Adam and Matt Rager, The Institute stars James Franco, Allie Gallerani, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer, Eric Roberts, and Scott Haze. Momentum Pictures will release The Institute on March 3rd on digital and VOD platforms as well as theatrically in the following cities:

Los Angeles - The Ricardo Montalban Theatre (1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028) Atlanta – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (7065 Mt Zion Cir, »

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Every Chilling Detail We Know About Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, So Far

23 February 2017 8:21 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

A post shared by Alien: Covenant (@alienanthology) on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:59am Pst Are you ready to have your face hugged by a few aliens? Because Ridley Scott certainly is. The director has returned to the Alien franchise with Alien: Covenant, a sequel to 2012's Prometheus but still a prequel to the first Alien film. From the looks of things, the new installment is going to be just as much of a bloody, terrifying thrill ride as its predecessors. With more and more details coming out about it by the day, we've gone ahead and rounded them up in one convenient place for you to obsess over. The Cast Michael Fassbender makes his return to the Alien franchise by playing two characters: unfeeling android David (who survived the failed Prometheus mission) and an identical robot named Walter. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them alum Katherine Waterston is sporting a »

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue: Watch the Five-Minute Short Film Starring James Franco and the Full Cast

23 February 2017 7:23 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alien: Covenant,” one of the summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, has revealed a tantalizing sneak peek of the cast via a five-minute prologue, which shows a jovial spaceship crew shooting the shit before the inevitable mayhem we all know and love from the “Alien” franchise.

Titled “Prologue: Last Supper,” the crew is all coupled up and enjoying some last-minute debauchery before they head off to parts unknown. Even though the scene is loose enough to justify leaving it out of the theatrical cut, it’s a great showcase for the easygoing energy between cast members, including charming performances from a sleepy James Franco, a drunken Danny McBride, android bro Michael Fassbender, and Ripley archetype Katherine Waterston.

Read More: ‘Alien: Covenant’ First Footage: Fox Debuts Terrifying, Visceral New Look at Ridley Scott’s Sequel

While things are jovial, there is a nice sense of dread as the crew gets ready for cryosleep, »

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The Alien: Covenant Crew Answers A Distress Call In Beautiful New Pic

23 February 2017 7:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following up on the last supper promo, in which the crew of Ridley Scott’s colony ship raised a glass (or three!) before entering cryosleep, Empire has rolled out a new and really rather beautiful image for Alien: Covenant, which finds Michael Fassbender and Co. taking one small step for man and, well, you already know the rest.

Turns out this lush alien world isn’t actually the end destination for the Covenant, either, which has taken a detour in order to answer a “distress” signal – such is the Alien way. And though Ridley Scott’s hotly-anticipated horror flick will incorporate many of the franchise’s nightmarish tropes – the Facehuggers, the Xenomorphs, you name it – Fassbender believes it is the core characters of Alien: Covenant that separates Scott’s Prometheus follow-up from the pack.

On board to portray not one, but two synthetics (Walter, and the returning David), here’s »

- Michael Briers

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Watch The Prologue To Alien: Covenant, The Last Supper

23 February 2017 6:21 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ridley Scott returns to the world of Alien with prequel Alien: Covenant this Summer, and to get us hyped for more Xenomorph tinged action a prologue short movie, The Last Supper, has come our way. Directed by his offspring Luke Scott (Morgan), it introduces us to the future alien fodder crew of the colony ship Covenant as they enjoy one last meal together before entering cryosleep, suggesting that Covenant follows suit with the majority of the movies in this franchise and kicks off with the crew coming out of stasis. On top of introducing the cast, which includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and James Franco, it also drops some neat hints about what the story holds for us. One cool thing revealed is that all the characters are couples, adding a nice dynamic to the story when it comes time for some alien implantation. On top of that, »

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Watch the Alien Covenant prologue: Last Supper & new images

23 February 2017 2:12 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

A few months before Prometheus Ridely Scott paved the way for our return to the world of Alien with a future set Ted talk starring Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland. Directed by Luke Scott, it was an intriguing introduction to elements and themes which would become important in the subsequent film. The Scotts have repeated their pre-Alien film tradition with a prologue to Alien Covenant called Last Supper, which you can see below.

Late last year we broke the news that James Franco would be joining the cast of Ridley Scott’s new Alien film, and he makes an appearance early on in this new piece of the puzzle. He is in poor health however, and speculation abounds that his character won’t make it too far into the film. There’s nothing to say that he won’t take a pulse rifle to the new Alien »

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To the Covenant! Watch the Alien Covenant prologue; The Last Supper…

22 February 2017 11:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Alien Covenant prologue short reveals the crew of the supposedly doomed ship.

20th Century Fox have released the Alien Covenant prologue. The short, which runs at over four minutes, is titled The Last Supper, and can be viewed in the player below.

The Prologue: Last Supper short introduces the crew of the mission. Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy one last meal together before cryosleep.

The short film is actually directed by Ridley Scott’s son, filmmaker Luke Scott, and was conceived by Ridley Scott and 3Am, and produced by Rsa Films.

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie, the sequel to Prometheus and prequel to the Alien movies, which will arrive in May.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, »

- Paul Heath

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Must Watch: Superb Opening Prologue Preview for 'Alien: Covenant'

22 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | | See recent news »

"It kinda spooks me out - it's a big old sea of nothing." Fox has revealed a fantastic 4-minute opening prologue preview for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. This is such an awesome way to introduce everyone to these new characters in this movie. In the preview, the entire crew on the new mission gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep. There's some really great moments in this, it's kind of eerie how good this is, especially Waterston's speech at the end. The massive cast includes: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Uli Latukefu, Benjamin Rigby, and Amy Seimetz. Everyone needs to pause and watch this. "I couldn't pick a better bunch of jerks to get marooned on a distant planet with." Here's the new opening prologue teaser for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, direct from Fox's »

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New 'Alien: Covenant' Movie Clip Introduces Crew Including James Franco

22 February 2017 10:06 PM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »


The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep. The prologue titled "Last Supper" introduces characters played by Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby and finally confirmation that James Franco is the Captain of the ill-fated ship.

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