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Ryan Gosling Sets Sights on Blade Runner Sequel

16 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:

Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Derek Anderson

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Reality Checks: How Tribeca Became a Major Documentary Festival

15 April 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 12 Must-See Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival In the public's eye, the Tribeca Film Festival is synonymous with Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and celebrity-strewn red carpets. But for the indie film industry, there's something far sexier to see in New York City starting this week: New documentaries. Over the last 14 years, Tribeca has soared to become one of the top nonfiction film markets in the United States. Ever since claiming the premieres of eventual Oscar nominees, such as Marshall Curry's "Street Fight" (2005) and Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side" (2007), and box-office winners, such as Lee Hirsch's "Bully" (2011) and David Gelb's "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (2012), the festival has become a significant destination for documentary filmmakers. Now, the blossoming nonfiction industry has sprouted up to support them. Embracing their position as a premiere documentary platform, the festival has given its opening night »

- Anthony Kaufman

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2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas

13 April 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.

From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.

Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Going Clear’ Director Demands IRS Repeal Scientology’s Tax-Exempt Status

11 April 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Going Clear” filmmaker Alex Gibney called for revoking Scientology’s tax-exempt status in an op-ed published Saturday. “In the past, critics of the church have called for its tax exemption to be revoked because it is not a ‘real religion,'” he wrote in the Los Angeles Times. “I agree that tax-exemption isn’t merited, but not for that reason.” Instead Gibney argued that the abuses that his documentary exposed as well as the fact that tax exempt status requires that the organization not “serve the private interests of any individual,” were central reasons. “To maintain the right to be tax-exempt … religions must fulfill. »

- Tony Maglio

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Top 5: WonderCon 2015, Star Wars on Digital HD, Sony Resurrects The Dark Tower, James Wan Eyed for Aquaman, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Trailer

11 April 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

HBO launched its new standalone streaming platform, HBO Now, earlier this week and is currently offering a 30-day free trial of the service. While there's plenty to be said about HBO Now and what it could mean for the future of traditional pay TV, I'm bringing it up today for one purpose: to let you know that it can be used to watch director Alex Gibney's fantastic documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief for free, right now. Pay $14.99/month to use it faithfully for years to come or burn through the 30-day free trial and promptly kiss it goodbye. It makes no difference to me either way as long as you take advantage of it long enough to watch Going Clear. Premiering at Sundance earlier this year (read Matt's review), Gibney's film is an emotional, disconcerting look at the Church of Scientology from its conception by »

- Jason Barr

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Podcast: New Celebrity Drop, Rubes, 'Hardware Wars', Google & 'Ex Machina' and More

10 April 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We're all over the board today beginning with a new celebrity drop, I work commentary on Ex Machina and World of Tomorrow into our conversation without technically reviewing them, we discuss eliminating cable a little more, tons of news stories, rube stories from the listeners, games and more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option, you can leave us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Going Clear,’ Star Defections, Parodies – How Scientology Lost Its Grip on Hollywood

9 April 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After two decades of being defended and feared by its movie star members, the Church of Scientology now appears to be in retreat, with Hollywood no longer wary of exposing and questioning the movement’s practices. The HBO Scientology documentary “Going Clear,” by director Alex Gibney, exposed the organization’s dubious claims, outlandish origin texts and alleged abuse of its followers despite dozens of legal challenges from Scientology, whose most famous members are Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The documentary attracted 1.7 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched documentaries ever to air on the network. “It was still aired, »

- Jethro Nededog and Matt Donnelly

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Alex Gibney Documentaries Take Unflinching Looks at Major Celebrities

8 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alex Gibney, whose documentaries have garnered an Oscar and two Emmys, suddenly finds critics and audiences both admiring and attacking his latest films — all three of them. It’s hard to remember any other filmmaker, especially a documentarian, who has managed to become as prolific or as provocative.

The 61-year-old Gibney surprises me for another reason, too: Each of his new docs persuaded me to change the way I think about their central characters. Having been whipsawed by Gibney, I now see Tom Cruise, Steve Jobs and Frank Sinatra in a different light. And I’m not sure I always like what I’ve found out.

When I spoke with Gibney last week, I asked him the obvious dumb question: Don’t you ever sleep? I also asked whether he, too, changes his mind about his subjects in midstream.

Gibney assured me that, having read Walter Isaac-son’s admiring biography, »

- Peter Bart

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Frank Sinatra Documentary Grows Older Crowd For HBO

7 April 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO’s latest Alex Gibney documentary, Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All, premiered Sunday and out-delivered the network’s year-to-date time-slot average by 73% in total viewers – 963,000 vs 556,000. This improvement, not surprising given the subject matter, was driven by adults ages 50 and older, while younger adult demos all were down, though not always drastically. For instance, Sinatra clocked 103,000 in the 18-34 demo where the year-to-date time slot average was 133,000 &ndash… »

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Travolta Defends Scientology

7 April 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

John Travolta has not seen "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" -- and doesn't plan to.

The actor opened up about the new HBO Scientology documentary with the Tampa Bay Times.

"No, I haven't," Travolta said of seeing the Alex Gibney-directed documentary, which the star is featured in, "and I don't really care to."

Photos: Celebrity Scientologists - Past & Present

The actor told the paper that his dealings with the church have not been similar to what is depicted in the buzzed-about documentary.

"I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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John Travolta on Going Clear: 'Scientology has been so beautiful for me'

7 April 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Travolta has spoken out against HBO's documentary on Scientology Going Clear, also revealing that he hasn't seen it and doesn't "really care to".

The actor - who has been a Scientologist since 1975 - defended his religious system in response to the documentary directed by Alex Gibney and adapted from a book of the same title by Lawrence Wright.

The documentary centres on the alleged transgressions of the church, and the huge influence that it claims Travolta and fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise have in recruiting new members.

It also profiles eight former members of the practice.

Speaking during an interview with the Tampa Bay Times to promote new movie The Forger, Travolta was asked whether he had seen the exposé.

"No, I haven't, and I don't really care to," he said.

"I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has [claimed], so why would I communicate something that wasn't true for me? »

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John Travolta Dismisses 'Going Clear,' Says Scientology Has Been 'Beautiful'

7 April 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Travolta said he hasn't seen HBO's scathing Scientology documentary, Going Clear, and has no intention of watching Alex Gibney's film, which expands on the church's numerous abuses detailed in Lawrence Wright's similarly titled book.

Speaking with the Tampa Bay Times, Travolta said, "I've been so happy with my [Scientology] experience in the last 40 years, that I really don't have anything to say that would shed light on [a documentary] so decidedly negative. I've been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and [Scientology has] been so beautiful for me, that I can't even imagine attacking it. »

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John Travolta Defends ‘Beautiful’ Scientology Against HBO Documentary ‘Going Clear’

7 April 2015 6:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Travolta is sticking up for Scientology just over a week after the HBO documentary “Going Clear” exposed a number of unflattering aspects of the religion some former members describe as a cult. “I’ve been so happy with my experience in the last 40 years that I really don’t have anything to say that would shed light on so decidedly negative,” Travolta told the Tampa Bay Times. Although the 61-year-old actor’s involvement in the church is profiled extensively in director Alex Gibney‘s film, based on author Lawrence Wright’s book of the same name, Travolta told the publication he hasn’t seen. »

- Greg Gilman

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John Travolta Defends Scientology From 'Going Clear': The Church Has Been "So Beautiful for Me"

6 April 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

John Travolta says he has not seen Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and has no plans to do so. The actor and member of the Church of Scientology said he has not experienced any of the negative things depicted in Alex Gibney's documentary about the church.  "I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has [claimed], so why would I communicate something that wasn't true for me?" Travolta said in an interview with The Tampa Bay Times. "It wouldn't make sense, nor would it for Tom (Cruise), I imagine." Read More Scientology's Final Say On 'Going

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- THR staff

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Scientology Takes It on the Chin via Saturday Night Live and Funny or Die

6 April 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I read these reports about how Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (read my review here) was the most watched documentary on HBO, attracting nearly 1.7 million viewers the first night it played, and yet, I don't see all that many people talking about it or disgusted with what it portrays. Maybe that's because I haven't dedicated my life to searching for the answers, but I guess I would simply hope there would be a little more conversation followed by a little action... All this aggravation ain't satisfactionin' me readmore postid="172024" Anywho, over the weekend "Saturday Night Live" took their own little jab at the Church of Scientology, spoofing the Church's "We Stand Tall" music video, with a Church of Neurotology video. Then, this morning, Funny or Die took their own shot at the Church with a "Scientology-Approved Version of Going Clear". Watch them both below »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Funny or Die Takes on Scientology and 'Going Clear'

6 April 2015 7:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 11 Controversial Documentaries That Challenged the Status Quo Alex Gibney's Scientology-skewering documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," based on Lawrence Wright's book of the same name, has been experiencing plenty of backlash from the church. Now, Funny or Die is taking on the ridiculousness of the religion, and not shying away from suggesting the whole thing is a cult. In the Fod video above, a Scientology leader decided to show his followers the film "Going Clear," but let's just say it's a highly highly edited version of the film. (Something tells me that no one would complain about toilet paper that's too soft or all-you-can-eat cakes.) "Going Clear" is available on HBO Go.  Read More: Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' is a Shocking Overview of Scientology's Demented Leadership »

- Casey Cipriani

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Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Goes Clear With Spoof Video 'Church Of Neurotology'

6 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Church Of Scientology has not been having a great 2015. Ever since Alex Gibney released his scathing documentary investigation into the church, "Going Clear," at Sundance, the more controversial, troubling, and just plain weird elements of the cult group/religion have been doing the rounds. And one element that has resurfaced is propaganda/promo video from the early '90s featuring the creepily upbeat tune, "We Stand Tall." It's hilarious and sad all on its own, but "Saturday Night Live" decided to riff on it and debuted the results over the weekend. "Church Of Neurotology" is a pretty direct swipe at Scientology, with video providing "updates" on those involved in the promo, most of whom meet a grim end at the hands of the church. There has been no response yet from the Church Of Scientology, but we're sure their lawyers are working on something. Watch below and check out »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Goes Clear With Spoof Video 'Church Of Neurotology'

6 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Church Of Scientology has not been having a great 2015. Ever since Alex Gibney released his scathing documentary investigation into the church, "Going Clear," at Sundance, the more controversial, troubling, and just plain weird elements of the cult group/religion have been doing the rounds. And one element that has resurfaced is propaganda/promo video from the early '90s featuring the creepily upbeat tune, "We Stand Tall." It's hilarious and sad all on its own, but "Saturday Night Live" decided to riff on it and debuted the results over the weekend. "Church Of Neurotology" is a pretty direct swipe at Scientology, with video providing "updates" on those involved in the promo, most of whom meet a grim end at the hands of the church. There has been no response yet from the Church Of Scientology, but we're sure their lawyers are working on something. Watch below and check out »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Saturday Night Live, Ep. 40.17, “Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen” can’t build a show around its host

5 April 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Saturday Night Live, Season 40, Episode 17, “Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen

Aired April 4, 2015 at 11:30 pm Et on NBC (East coast version watched for review)

The Host: The world needs more Michael Keaton. He is an actor capable of incredibly unhinged weirdness and painfully deep pathos, so it makes some unfortunate sense that Hollywood has not always known what to do with him. But it is rather unfortunate that SNL can’t really figure out what to do with their host either. Keaton either finds himself at the center of sketches that can’t construct a universe to sustain his oddball energy (the advertising sketch) or sidelined in sketches without strong POVs (the “Smart House” sketch). It’s unsurprising, then, that the one sketch where Keaton shines is the Easter greeting sketch, where he just addresses the camera for five minutes, a conceit that puts the full breadth of his talents on display. »

- Jj Perkins

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HBO’s ‘Sinatra: All or Nothing at All’ Airs April 5 and 6

5 April 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Picks: A no miss event tonight as HBO brings an intimate and touching reveal of Frank Sinatra, the pride of Hoboken, New Jersey who rose to fame and fortune with lots of heartbreak and drama along the way.This documentary is done posthumously, as director Alex Gibney (Going Clear) pieces together interviews, newspaper clippings, b-roll, still photos and archived Sinatra tapings to stitch together a life lived larger than anyone can imagine. We learn a great deal of this pop-culture legend, a 13 pound plus baby at birth, who had to sue Tommy Dorsey to gain control of his career […] »

- April Neale

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