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If you needed any more proof that Gigi Hadid is the ultimate model muse of the moment, Stuart Weitzman’s latest campaign is here to convince you. The celeb-loved shoe brand has collaborated with the 21-year-old industry pro on the “Gigi Boot,” a stack heeled combat bootie that was co-designed by Hadid herself!
That’s right — the social supermodel can now add footwear designer to her growing resume. Hadid, who has been a brand ambassador for Stuart Weitzman for the past year (never forget her nude ad with Joan Smalls and Lily Aldridge), was “inspired by the brandâ.s stellar boot reputation, »
- Brittany Talarico
Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new trailer for director Ian Olds’ upcoming thriller Burn Country which stars Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan and Thomas Jay Ryan; check it out below along with the poster…
Osman has been on the front lines of violence since he was a teenager, working as a fixer for Western journalists covering the war in Afghanistan. So at the age of 28, he’s understandably excited to find himself living in a small bohemian town on the coast – poppy fields and Kalishnikov-wielding warlords giving way to redwood groves and artisanal winemakers. He may be stuck living with Gloria, an American friend’s mom, and doesn’t have a car, but he’s got a job lined up as a reporter on the local paper and is going to use it as a way to get to the heart of his new home.
Or so he thinks. »
- Amie Cranswick
With just over two weeks until Election Day, Joss Whedon has released the latest video in his Save the Day series. “The Youth” stars Bill Hader, Nicole Byer (“Loosely Exactly Nicole”) and Tom Lenk (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). Watch it below.
Byer introduces herself as both a great actress and a millennial, which makes her “lazy and self-involved” — not that it’s stopping her from voting. Hader plays the director of her get-out-the-vote PSA, which panders to “the youth” via lame puns and broad attempts at being inclusive. Hader explains that, though they had young writers on staff, none of them showed up because they didn’t think it was important.
Read More: Joss Whedon’s Next Film Might Be a Historical Horror Feature Set During World War II
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- Michael Nordine
Mister Smith Entertainment will launch international sales at the American Film Market on Broad Green Pictures production “Wish Upon,” starring Joey King (“The Conjuring,” pictured). She will be joined by newly-cast actress Shannon Purser, best known for her performance as Barb in the first season of Netflix hit series “Stranger Things.”
Currently in pre-production and directed by “Annabelle’” John Leonetti from a script by Barbara Marshall (“The Listener”), the horrors thriller turns on a 16-year-old misfit who happens on a magic box which promises her a shot at the life she always dreamed of – if she is willing for every wish to make a deadly payment.
Chosen for the 2015 Black List, “Wish Upon” was written by Barbara Marshall. Busted Shark Production’s Sherryl Clark (“Viral,” “Cloverfield”), who headed up development at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, produces. Leonetti served as cinematographer on “The Conjuring” and “Insidious” before hitting gold dust directing »
- John Hopewell
Sneak Peek more of Hulu's limited series "11.22.63" based on the science fiction best-seller by author Stephen King starring James Franco, Chris Cooper and Sarah Gadon, executive produced by J. J. Abrams, King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk:
"..'Jake Epping' (Franco), a recently divorced English teacher from Maine, is presented with the chance to travel back in time to Dallas, Texas by his friend 'Al Templeton' (Cooper).
"He is convinced into going and attempts to prevent the assassination of 'JFK' in November 1963. However, he becomes inexplicably attached to the life he makes in the past, that could be his mission's undoing..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "11.22.63"...
- Michael Stevens
The slumbering specialized world woke up this weekend.
Critically acclaimed “Moonlight” (A24) pulled a sensational response far beyond its already high expectations. But it wasn’t the only positive story: “The Handmaiden” (Magnolia) beat the odds against subtitled films. And Michael Moore’s election special “Trumpland” (Dog Eat Dog) scored strong numbers in theaters along with its iTunes debut.
“Moonlight” (A24) – Metacritic: 99; Festivals include: Telluride, Toronto, New York 2016
$413,175 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $103,685
In a lackluster year at the specialty box office, even a $30,000 initial platform per theater average for Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” would have looked great. Instead, with a rare 99 Metacritic score, ahead of any other film this year, the opening PTA of $103,685 is sky high and among the top initial results ever.
How good is it? It is second only to “The Revenant” (which opened on Christmas weekend) among releases over the last two years. »
- Tom Brueggemann
King Cobra is an erotic, venomous thriller loaded with cheesy porn-actor charm and equally perverse darkness. Only a true story could be this twisted, and only in the world of sleaziness and fame could egos rationalize murder as a way to beat the competition. In fact, writer/director Justin Kelly creates more believable motivations for Joe Kerekes and Harlow Cuadra than their real accounts detail. Kelly’s sinful slice of “twink” exploitation somehow creates a more believable scenario than reality by under-exaggerating where cinema typically exploits. The Viper cars, trademarked names, predatory advances – welcome to the flashy, ferocious underworld of sex, lies and videotapes.
Garrett Clayton stars as Sean Paul Lockhart Aka Brent Corrigan, a young phenom pornstar who becomes an overnight sensation thanks to Cobra Video. He lives with “King Cobra” himself – Stephen (Christian Slater) – who writes and directs twink-centric videos from his suburban abode. On the other side »
- Matt Donato
The superficial argument hanging over any discussion of Justin Kelly’s “King Cobra” will sadly, wastefully, frustratingly fall within the orbit of classification: is the film, a true crime yarn that unfolds against a porn industry backdrop, itself an example of pornography? A pruder audience member may respond in the affirmative, citing its graphic (but not explicit) sex scenes, but this is a pretty phony baloney idea. Neither Kelly nor “King Cobra” actually care about the sex; they’re both more interested in the abstract, with the people involved in the sex, and the interpersonal dramas that spark between them and eventually lead to murder most foul.
- Andrew Crump
Go see something this weekend and report back!
New York and La
Two incredible new films have arrived: Moonlight and The Handmaiden. I'd argue the latter is Park Chan Wook's best film yet. You absolutely must not miss either of them though I wish distributors would stop releasing films that can appeal to the same audience at the same time (I mean the last few weeks haven't had ravishingly artistic auteur films with queer storylines, so why two at once?). I wrote up a little snippet on The Handmaiden at Towleroad and we've previously reviewed Moonlight tag team style right here. I believe that both plan to expand into more cities next weekend. Both coasts also get an Icelandic mystery called Autumn Lights and NYC gets the indie porn drama King Cobra (with Christian Slater, James Franco and more)
Expanding into several more cities this weekend: the »
- NATHANIEL R
“I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life,” James Franco said to himself in an article for FourTwoNine magazine he wrote titled, The Straight James Franco Talks to the Gay James Franco. “Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight.”
Franco toying with the public’s perception of his sexuality is nothing new. He’s made his fascination with gay culture known not just in interviews (in April, he told New York Magazine that he considers himself “a little gay” – even if he doesn’t sleep with other men), but also in his work. His directorial debut, The Broken Tower, »
- Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles
The photog suing James Franco says he has hard proof the actor gave him the ole cabeza to the gut ... and we got the pics. Aria Miran of Rmd Law firm says these shots show James charging head-first at his client, David Tonnessen ... and they'll be the primary evidence used in their lawsuit. We broke the story ... David says he was taking pics at a Lana Del Rey concert 2 years ago when James smiled "rather demonically" before unloading the head-butt. »
- TMZ Staff
Four new wide releases this weekend should help propel the top twelve over $100 million this weekend and, for the first time in six weeks, show improvement over the same weekend last year. This weekend is also going big with sequels, delivering three of them including Tom Cruise returning as the title star in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the horror sequel Ouija: Origin of Evil and Tyler Perry's latest outing as Madea in Boo! A Madea Halloween. Fox will also be releasing the ensemble comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses and Pure Flix is releasing the faith-based, Columbine drama I'm Not Ashamed into just over 500 theaters. Overall the weekend top twelve should come in around $100-105 million if all goes as forecasted. At the top, it would be a nice win for Paramount should they land a #1 finish with Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The studio has had a rough go this year, »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
Veteran CAA theatrical agents Kim Hodgert and Kami Putnam-Heist have jointly left their Century City, California, home to become managers at Anonymous Content, TheWrap has learned. Hodgert logged 26 years at the company, representing clients like Joel Edgerton, Margot Robbie, Gugu Mbatha-raw, Alden Ehrenreich, Dane DeHaan, Sam Worthington, Dakota Fanning, Ruth Wilson, Eva Mendes and Hailee Steinfeld. Heist had been with CAA for 5 years, with a previous stint at Wme. At CAA, Putnam-Heist represented James Franco, Dave Franco, Joe Manganiello, Brit Marling, Gia Coppola, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, America Ferrera, Nina Dobrev and Zachary Levi. Also Read: TV Talent Agent Sean Grumman Out. »
- Matt Donnelly
Movies don’t get much juicier, funnier, creepier, sadder, or smarter than writer-director Justin Kelly‘s “King Cobra,” which dramatizes a real-life murder case set in the world of gay porn. Kelly’s work is outstanding, as he manages to control the most seemingly uncontrollable material while exploring many different facets of the case. “King Cobra” is as in-your-face explicit a gay movie as has ever been made with recognizable male actors, including producer James Franco, who predictably takes the lion’s share of the most physical sex scenes, and Christian Slater. Kelly (“I Am Michael”) sets up two separate stories and cuts back. »
- Dan Callahan
James Franco is being sued, with the New York Daily News reporting photographer David Tonnessen has launched a lawsuit claiming the “This Is the End” star head-butted him during a Lana Del Rey concert in October 2014. According to Tonnessen’s lawsuit, the actor smiled “rather demonically” and had “a blank expression of joy on his face” when […] »
- Brent Furdyk
In a suit filed in Los Angeles Monday, plaintiff David Tonnessen said he was taking photos of Del Rey at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery when he heard a commotion behind him. When Tonnessen turned to see where the noise was coming from, he saw Franco.
According to the court documents, the “Spider-man” and “Pineapple Express” actor smiled “rather demonically” at Tonnessen, and “with a blank expression of joy on his face,” charged at him. Tonnessen said he was head-butted in the stomach and knocked to the ground. After getting knocked over, he says Franco ran into the crowd, leaving him wounded on the ground.
Tonnessen says his injuries required hospitalization, and he suffered “severe and permanent physical and psychological injuries.”
He’s suing Franco for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, »
- Lawrence Yee
That’s the way to use your head, James Franco. Not. The “Spider-Man” star was sued on Monday for allegedly head-butting a photographer during a Lana Del Rey concert at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2014. In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, David Tonnessen says he was snapping some pics at the show when he spotted Franco “smiling rather demonically.” Also Read: James Franco Falls for Amber Heard in New 'Adderall Diaries' Trailer (Video) After which, the suit claims, Franco, with a “blank expression of joy on his face,” charged Tonnessen and head-butted him in the stomach, sending him to the ground “in. »
- Tim Kenneally
James Franco pulled a Zinedine Zidane on a photographer at a Lana Del Rey concert ... according to the photog who says he suffered the blow. David Tonnessen says he was snapping photos of Lana at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2014 when Franco, unprovoked, viciously charged and head-butted him in the stomach. According to the docs ... Franco was "smiling, rather demonically" when Tonnessen first spotted him, and then -- with a "blank expression of joy on his »
- TMZ Staff
Title: King Cobra Director: Justin Kelly Starring: Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, James Franco, Keegan Allen, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald. ‘King Cobra’ delves into the world of gay porn, being graphic but not too revealing or vulgar. Director Justin Kelly proves to be a maestro of discreet authenticity, adapting for the big screen the book by Andrew E. Stoner and Peter A. Conway, ‘Cobra Killer: Gay Porn, Murder, and the Manhunt to Bring the Killers to Justice.’ The film and book are inspired by the true story of Sean Paul Lockhart, a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, a young man from San Diego who was discovered by an influential porn producer and eventually became a [ Read More ]
The post King Cobra Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
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
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