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Kristen Wiig's weirdest movie is coming to Netflix

11 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If Kristen Wiig's appearance in that Lifetime melodrama "A Deadly Adoption" is any indication, she'll be weirding us out for years to come. Fortunately, we think we can single out her weirdest moment on film so far. It's coming to Netflix in August.  "Welcome to Me" (August 6) In the short time since Kristen Wiig left "SNL" in 2012, she's starred in a host of movies. Some are quaint indies (like "The Skeleton Twins") and some were heartfelt farces ("Bridesmaids"), but "Welcome to Me" is perhaps her most provocative and strange feature. Wiig plays a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who uses a financial windfall to pay for her own talk show. Is it her finest hour? No, but it sees her costarring with the formidable Linda Cardellini, which is a treat. "Two Days, One Night" (August 11) The surprise Best Actress nomination of 2014 that devastated the Jennifer Aniston fan community. Yes to Marion Cotillard! »

- Louis VIrtel

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Watch a new featurette for Everest

24 July 2015 12:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for the upcoming adventure-thriller Everest, which we have for you below…

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Everest is set for release on September 18th, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Chloe Moretz Joins Zac Efron, Seth Rogen in ‘Neighbors 2′ (Exclusive)

23 July 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chloe Moretz is in negotiations to join Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Universal’s sequel to their 2014 hit “Neighbors.”

Besides Efron and Rogen, Rose Byrne is on board to return, with director Nicholas Stoller also coming back. The original was a surprise hit with $269 million in worldwide grosses.

The original revolved around a couple whose lives are turned upside-down after declaring war on the fraternity that moved in next door. The sequel’s plot is unknown, as well as the character Moretz will be playing.

Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce under their Point Grey Pictures banner. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien will serve as executive producers alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Writers include Cohen, O’Brien, Rogen, Stoller and Goldberg.

Moretz has made a career out of doing darker, edgier roles such as Hit Girl in the “Kick Ass” franchise and “The Equalizer. »

- Justin Kroll

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9 Actresses Who Are Only Remembered For A Single Nude Scene

21 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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What do Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Halle Berry all have in common?

Essentially, they’re all female Hollywood A-listers who are able to bare all to the camera whenever they please without it going on to “define” their careers.

A lot of other actresses haven’t been quite so lucky in this regard, though.

Sometimes a nude scene is rendered so iconic that it’s impossible for anybody to look at an actress without recalling it, or the scene in question is the first thing that springs to mind whenever anybody utters their name. In some cases, these actresses have gone on to do other work which has allowed them to break free from the legacy of a famous nude scene, but in a lot of cases it’s proven impossible to escape…

Here, then, are 9 actresses who – for »

- Sam Hill

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Real Imitation Game Enigma coding machine sells for £150k

16 July 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One of the last Enigma coding machines that the Nazis used to send encrypted messages during the Second World War has sold at auction.

The device was valued between £50,000 and £70,000 but sold for a whooping £149,000, Sotheby's told BBC News.

It's thought that the recent Imitation Game movie helped boost the Enigma's value, although it doesn't beat the $269,000 (£172,350) paid for another model in April.

The Nazis believed the Enigma machines were impossible to crack with 159,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible settings.

However, British scientist Alan Turing developed a machine of his own, the Bombe, to decipher the codes.

During the war, around 100,000 Engimas were in use but the Nazis destroyed most of them as they retreated.

Turing was played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2014 feature, alongside Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Mark Strong. Watch a trailer below: »

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New Trailer for Universal Pictures’ Everest Released

16 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

A new trailer for the film Everest was released the other day, and it looks like it might be that rare “must-see” IMAX movie. I know you’ve probably heard that line before, but this one looks like it could deliver some definite jaw-dropping moments (and maybe even a bit of drama too). Take a look for yourself.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

More About The Film:

Everest: Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Epilogue: Jedi Clarity in Star Wars Dark Disciple Review

13 July 2015 9:37 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I recently wrote a review of Star Wars: Dark Disciple and I just wanted to clarify a point I made regarding the Jedi in general, and why they are an obstacle a reader of this era of the Star Wars universe  just has to accept to have a chance of really being able to get into any story. Just as a quick recap, I really enjoyed Dark Disciple for the relationship aspect of Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, thought it was both economical and effective, but didn’t like the actual plot beyond them, the third act, and the vast majority of what felt like mandated special guest appearances.

I still enjoyed Dark Disciple more than any of the previous Star Wars novels set in the new canon.

Back to the Jedi, and specifically the Jedi Council, which I wanted to clarify myself on. I don’t think it »

- Jay Tomio

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Baltasar Kormákur’s 'Everest' to Open Venice Film Festival (Trailer)

9 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Venice International Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Icelandic action filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur's"Everest" on September 2 and runs through September 12. The film will play out of Biennale competition, announced  festival director Alberto Barbera and chair Paolo Baratta. Based on a true story, "Everest" (September 18 in IMAX 3D, September 25 wide) documents the journey of two climbing expeditions struggling to survive freakishly intense snowstorms high on the mountain. The Universal film stars a top-flight ensemble: rising action star Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced with Kormákur, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson. Read my interview with "The Deep" filmmaker here.  Universal Pictures and Walden Media present the film in »

- Anne Thompson

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Everest to open 72nd Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The summer movie season is almost over and attention in the film world will soon be turning back to festival season, with the first slice of news from one of the most prestigious events in the film calendar announced today.

Universal Pictures Everest, the mountain survival tale directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns) has been chosen to open the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which runs from the 2nd-12th September, 2015.

The film will premiere September 2nd in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at the Lido.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke Drama ‘Everest’ to Open Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Baltasar Kormákur’s “Everest,” the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday. The film’s extensive cast includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kormakur’s previous films include “The Deep,” which was shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, as well as the English-language films “Contraband” and “2 Guns.” “Everest” was produced by Working Title Films and will be released in the United States by Universal. Its script is by William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”). See video:. »

- Steve Pond

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'Everest' to open Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mountaineering drama starring Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal to world premiere at Venice.

Everest, directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, The Deep), has been selected as the opening film of the 72nd Venice Film Festival (Sept 2-12), where it will play out of competition.

The world premiere of the mountaineering drama will be screened on Sept 2 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at the Lido.

Set on the world’s highest mountain, the film centres on two different expeditions hit by a fierce snowstorm.

The Working Title Films production stars Jason Clarke,Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Producers are Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Nicky Kentish BarnesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson.

Presented by Universal Pictures and Walden Media - in association with Cross Creek Pictures - the story has been adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy ([link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Daily | Festival News

8 July 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Venice has announced that Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, with Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal, will open its 72nd edition. Venice's Critics’ Week will fete Peter Mullan, while Locarno will present a a Pardo d'onore Swisscom to Michael Cimino. Pedro Costa's Horse Money and Andrew Cividino's Sleeping Giant have won awards in Munich, while the big winner in Marseille is Riccardo Giacconi's Entangled. And we've got more festival news in today's roundup. » - David Hudson »

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley Survival Thriller 'Everest' to Open Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley & More Take On ‘Everest’ In First Trailer For Mountain Climbing Thriller The 72nd Venice Film Festival will open with Baltasar Kormakur's survival thriller "Everest," which chronicles a climbing expedition on Mount Everest that takes a dangerous turn and leaves the adventurers fighting for survival. The film is based on true events that took place in 1996. "Everest" stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly. It will premiere at the festival out of competition on September 2 at the Palazzo del Cinema. The festival runs from September 2-12. The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures, starting exclusively with a release in IMAX 3D and premium-large format 3D theaters on September 18. "Everest" will launch nationwide on September 25.  Read More: 5 »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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All-Star Disaster Epic 'Everest' to Open Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal Pictures' all-star disaster epic Everest will open the Venice Film Festival. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns, Contraband), the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly. Everest is inspired by true events in 1996, when two different climbing expeditions were faced with an epic struggle for survival in their attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain. It will open the 72nd edition of Venice. The film's world premiere will take place on Sept. 2 in the Sala Grande at the city's

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- Georg Szalai

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' One of Most Enjoyable Summer Blockbusters of Early 21st Century

29 June 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, »

- Andre Soares

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Chloe Moretz Steps In For Dakota Fanning In Mental Illness Drama 'Brain On Fire'

26 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier this week, Dakota Fanning replaced Mia Wasikowska in the currently shooting western "Brimstone," and it looks like that switcheroo has resulted in another project getting a casting shift. Due to scheduling conflicts, Chloe Moretz will now stand in for Dakota Fanning in the Charlize Theron-produced "Brain On Fire." Based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan, the movie tells the true story of a young woman who unravels into madness. Here's the book synopsis:  Read More: Kiera Knightley Climbs 'Everest,' Dakota Fanning Has A 'Brain On Fire,' And More Casting  When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

26 June 2015 1:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review: Gurinder Chadha brings her 2002 movie to the West End stage in a new production at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

It was a film that was the sleeper hit of 2002, opening to pretty much universal acclaim and a very healthy box-office of $76 million worldwide. It was also the film that launched the career of Keira Knightley, propelling her to the international stage and celebrity. Now, 13 years on and Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham makes it to the London stage. Featuring music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart, and a book by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges, Bend It Like Beckham The Musical has its world premiere in the West End’s legendary Phoenix Theatre.

Set in Southall and its surrounding areas, Bend It Like Beckham The »

- Paul Heath

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Bend It Like Beckham musical review: She shoots, she scores!

25 June 2015 2:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The task of transforming a popular movie into a stage musical is a tough challenge that has brought successes (Billy Elliot), and disappointments (Made in Dagenham), so Gurinder Chadha's idea of bringing her 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham to the West End was an intriguing one.

The majority of the feel and the plot of the original film remains in the musical. Set in suburban west London, it focuses on Jess, who worships David Beckham and has a desire to play football that doesn't fit in with her Punjabi Indian parents' plans.

She secretly plays for her local women's football team and soon falls in love with coach Joe, which creates a difficult love triangle with her best friend Jules, a role which helped transform Keira Knightley into an international star.

The film's musical leaning lends itself well for a musical adaptation, and composer Howard Goodall and lyricist Charles Hart »

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News Shorts: June 23rd 2015

23 June 2015 4:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Independence Day Resurgence

A new piece of concept art from the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel has gone online. The art shows the military piloting an alien craft through what was once a city. Roland Emmerich returns to helm the follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion tale which is currently filming ahead of a release next summer. [Source: Empire]

Everest

The general release of Baltasar Kormakur's climbing disaster tale "Everest" has been pushed back by a week from September 18th to September 25th. The move has been designed to give an extra push to the movies IMAX run which will still continue on the 18th and have a one week exclusive run in the premium large-format.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington star in the film about the 1996 disaster that left climbers stranded high atop the world's highest mountain. [Source: THR]

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- Garth Franklin

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'Everest' Shifts Release to Get Exclusive Run in Imax, Large-Format Theaters

22 June 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Imax and premium large-format theaters are getting an early jump at screening Everest, director Baltasar Kormakur's epic retelling of the 1996 disaster that left climbers stranded high atop the world's tallest mountain. The nationwide release of the movie is being pushed back from Sept. 18 to Sept. 25 in order to allow for an exclusive Imax and Plf debut Sept. 18. Everest, spearheaded by Universal partner Working Title, stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington. Cross Creek Pictures and Walden Media also are partners on the

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- Pamela McClintock

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