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Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Lange, and More Land Elle Women in Hollywood Covers: Pictures

18 October 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Gorgeous and powerful. Ahead of Elle's annual Women in Hollywood Awards next week, the magazine has revealed its glossy covers featuring Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Lange, Annette Bening, Brie Larson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Each actress will grace her own separate cover for the November issue, which honors their contributions to the world of film both on camera and behind the scenes. The coveted issue also will honor Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, and Zoe Saldana. American Horror Story star Lange is this year's L'Oreal Paris Legend Award winner, while Larson [...] »

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AFI Fest to premiere The Gambler

13 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paramount PicturesMark Wahlberg crime thriller will receive its world premiere on November 10.

Rupert Wyatt directed The Gambler from a screenplay by William Monahan about an English professor whose high-stakes gambling habit lands him in trouble with gangsters.

Wahlberg stars alongside John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange and also produced the film alongside Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. Paramount will release The Gambler on December 19 in the Us.

As previously announced, the world premiere of J C Chandor’s A Most Violent Year and a screening of Foxcatcher bookend the AFI Fest, while Sophia Loren is the subject of a tribute.

The festival is set to run in Hollywood from November 6-13. »

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'The Gambler' Starring Mark Wahlberg to Premiere at 2014 AFI Fest

13 October 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I guess I just assumed the next premiere added to this year's AFI Festival would be Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, but instead its Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler as Paramount has more than its fair share of late season releases they are attempting to juggle, which also includes Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Ava DuVernay's Selma, not to mention the renewed interest in Darren Aronofksy's Noah they attempted to drum up over the weekend. As for The Gambler, it will have its world premiere on Monday, November 10, well ahead of its limited December 19 release date before it goes wide January 2015. The film finds Mark Wahlberg playing Jim Bennett, an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, who bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a »

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'The Gambler' Starring Mark Wahlberg To Make World Premiere At AFI Fest

13 October 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Is it a simple morality tale or an Oscar contender? That's the question around Mark Wahlberg's "The Gambler," but it looks like Paramount Pictures is ending any speculation by announcing today that the Rupert Wyatt-directed film will have its World Premiere next month at AFI Fest. The remake of the 1970s film brings a strong ensemble together around Wahlberg, including Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, and Michael K. Williams, in the tale of a gambling addicted professor on a downward spiral. Wahlberg has done his homework, losing weight for the role, and looking decidedly unfunky, and this announcement should likely see Oscar watchers once again making changes to their predictions. AFI Fest runs from November 6 to 13. Full press release below. ----- For Immediate Release, Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Paramount Pictures' The Gambler will have its World Premiere on Monday, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscar Buzz: Who's Going To Challenge For Best Actress This Year?

13 October 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The common wisdom in most years is that the Best Actress Oscar race is less competitive than its male counterpart. In part, that's a sad reflection of the relative dearth of good lead roles for actresses, versus the string of bait-y parts given to forty-year-old white dudes every season. In part, it's also down to a lack of imagination on the behalf of both voters and awards prognosticators. Last year, for example, saw a disappointing lack of support behind the likes of Brie Larson in "Short Term 12," Berenice Bejo in "The Past," and Adele Exarchopoulous in "Blue Is The Warmest Color," none of whom eventually made the cut, but should certainly have been considered among the best performances of the year. From a purely predictive point of view, there's no denying that this year's Best Actor race (which we examined in detail last week) seems more unpredictable and tough than the Best Actress, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Mark Wahlberg's ‘The Gambler’ to Have World Premiere at AFI Fest

13 October 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mark Wahlberg‘s “The Gambler” will have its world premiere at the AFI Fest on Nov. 10. The Paramount film, directed by Rupert Wyatt and written by Oscar-winner William Monahan, follows a high-stakes gambler who bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his life as collateral. He plays both sides by immersing himself in an underground world. Also read: John Goodman Joins Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson in ‘The Gambler’ (Exclusive) The film was produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. It also stars John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange. »

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘The Gambler’ Set for World Premiere at AFI Fest

13 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures’ “The Gambler,” starring Mark Wahlberg, will have its world premiere during the American Film Institute’s annual AFI Fest on Nov. 10 at the Dolby Theatre.

The film is directed by Rupert Wyatt from a screenplay by William Monahan, and produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. Wahlberg, who stars along with John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange, plays an English professor and a high-stakes gambler in this remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan and written by James Toback.

Paramount will release the film on Dec. 19.

The AFI Fest will open Nov. 6 with J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” and close on Nov. 13 with Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher.” Sophia Loren will be honored with a tribute Nov. 12.

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'The Gambler,' Starring Mark Wahlberg, Lands Surprise AFI Fest Premiere

13 October 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The Gambler," Brit director Rupert Wyatt's follow-up to smart blockbuster "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," will come out of the woodwork for an AFI Fest gala premiere at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars, on November 10. Written by William Monahan ("The Departed"), this remake of Karel Reisz' 1974 thriller follows Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg, stepping into James Caan's shoes), an English professor and high-stakes gambler who borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and hands over his own life as collateral. As he enters an illicit underground world (what else is new?), Bennett juggles his wealthy mother (Jessica Lange), a loan shark (John Goodman) and a relationship with a student (Brie Larson). The film is produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. With a limited window to promote the film as he shoots "Ted 2," Wahlberg is happy to return to AFI Fest (November. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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A New Season Begins

13 October 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let's pretend we've been off air for a few month and Tfe's fall season starts tomorrow, 8 Am Est with a special Tuesday Top Ten day, reviews as Lists, or Lists as Lists, or Picture Lists or whatever -- top tens all day. Throw some confetti (Tfe has, strangely, a devout but possessive following. Don't keep things you love to yourself: share, tweet and like your favorites! Donate a cup of coffee a month - see sidebar) 

Whenever I announce a new season, I like to illustrate with ruthless programmer Diana Christensen even though she'd immediately cancel us for our ratings share and low episode counts 

The Semi-Regulars

Mondays Monologues | Stage Door | Beauty vs. Beast

Tuesdays Top Ten | Curio | New Or Returning Series 

Wednesdays New Or Returning |  A Year With Kate - only 11 episodes left! 

Thursdays Ahs: Freakshow | New Or Returning |  Tim's Toons 

Fridays Posterized | Michael's Weekly Review 

Saturdays Meet »

- NATHANIEL R

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Variety Honors Hilary Swank, 10 Actors to Watch at Hamptons Film Festival

12 October 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Sunday morning, Variety hosted its annual 10 Actors to Watch panel at the Hamptons International Film Festival, with honorees Tye Sheridan (“The Tree of Life”), Kaitlyn Dever (“Laggies”) and Lola Kirke (“Gone Girl”).

After the Q&A moderated by Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos, the actors joined Hilary Swank at a brunch presented by Montblanc at the Maidstone Hotel. Swank received Variety’s Creative Impact in Acting Award.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to tell people stories in a couple of hours,” Swank said. “I became an actor because I love people. It gives me an opportunity to stretch myself, but it makes my life richer because of it.” Swank gave the young actors in attendance some advice. “I hope that you don’t ever feel afraid to fall on your face,” she said.

The panel featured stories about breaking into acting at an early age and »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Best of the Week: Marvel Crossover Rumored, 'Ghostbusters' Rebooted, 'Inherent Vice' Reviewed and More

10 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News We got our first look at Disney's Tomorrowland. And our first look at Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson in The Gambler. And our first look at Will Smith and Margo Robbie in Focus. Ghostbusters 3 is now moving ahead as a reboot and hired a writer. Terminator 5 and 6 might be shot back-to-back. Jeff Goldblum says he's still on board for the still happening Independence Day 2. Rumor has it that Spider-Man will share a movie with the Avengers. Jeremy Renner said he wants a Hawkeye movie. Robert Downey Jr. says he's doing other "fun" secret things for Marvel. He also says there's going to be a third Sherlock Holmes. There's also going to be a third Purge. For about a day, there was going to be a Say Anything TV...

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Movie News: First Look at Mark Wahlberg As 'The Gambler'; Nicole Kidman in 'Before I Go to Sleep' Trailer

8 October 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Gambler: The first photos from The Gambler reveal Mark Wahlberg in various stages of a dangerous addiction. The actor, who stars as a gambling-obsessed college professor, lost some 60 pounds for the role, but the high school dropout says the greater challenge was "being believable as a teacher." (Wahlberg recently completed high school online and finally received a diploma.) Brie Larson and Jessica Lange also star; the movie opens in theaters on December 19. [USA Today]   Independence Day 2: Will Smith remains (evidently) indecisive about the opportunity to appear in a sequel to Independence Day, but costar Jeff Goldblum is ready to return. He says that producer Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich told him they "have a part" for him...

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Mark Wahlberg Looks Strangely Scrawny In First Images For The Gambler

8 October 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After starring in a string of high-octane action films that include the likes of Pain & Gain, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Lone Survivor, audiences would generally expect Mark Wahlberg to clock in for his acting shift with a pretty buff physique. But for The Gambler — an updated retelling of the 1974 original — the Boston-born actor lost a full 60 pounds to play the lead role of Jim Bennett, as these recently-released images attest.

For the film, Wahlberg’s Bennett is a celebrated literary professor who becomes uncontrollably addicted to gambling — a fixation that threatens his profession and health. After blowing his own savings on the tables, Bennett begins borrowing money from friends and family before gambling more and getting in deep with the sharks — quite literally, after he turns to several cunning loan sharks for a quick fix.

Speaking with USA Today, Marky Mark admitted that the dramatic weight loss wasn’t »

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Linktime Stories

8 October 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Cinematically Insane #DontTouchTCM when it comes to Turner Broadcasting layoffs 

Richard Kelly, of Donnie Darko directing fame, lurves Gone Girl and write a whole epic essay about it while also touching on Eyes Wide Shut and Fincher's music videos

In Contention interviews cinematographer Robert Elswit (Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler)

Mnpp gives Quote of the Day to Michael B Jordan on his costumes for Fantastic Four. "snug"

Deadline Scarlett Johansson about to do an Edith Wharton miniseries that was originally supposed to be a Michelle Pfeiffer feature film in the 90s. *sniffle*

Empire first images of Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange and Brie Larson in The Gambler remake

Vulture the exact moment Jennifer Garner fell in love with Ben Affleck 

Antagony & Ecstacy on The Boxtrolls. Glad Tim loved it

Boston Globe Mark Wahlberg's compound is finished. Holy third nipple, is he planning to house everyone who has ever appeared in any of his movies? »

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News Briefs: First Look at Mark Wahlberg As 'The Gambler'; Jeff Goldblum to Be in 'Independence Day 2'

7 October 2014 11:08 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Gambler: The first photos from The Gambler reveal Mark Wahlberg in various stages of a dangerous addiction. The actor, who stars as a gambling-obsessed college professor, lost some 60 pounds for the role, but the high school dropout says the greater challenge was "being believable as a teacher." (Wahlberg completed school online and finally received a diploma last year.) Brie Larson and Jessica Lange also star; the movie opens in theaters on December 19. [USA Today]...

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News Briefs: First Look at Mark Wahlberg As 'The Gambler;' Jeff Goldblum Included in 'Independence Day 2'

7 October 2014 11:08 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Gambler: The first photos from The Gambler reveal Mark Wahlberg in various stages of a dangerous addiction. The actor, who stars as a gambling-obsessed college professor, lost some 60 pounds for the role, but the high-school dropout says the greater challenge was "being believable as a teacher." (Wahlberg completed school online and finally received a diploma last year.) Brie Larson and Jessica Lange also star; the movie opens in theaters on December 19. [USA Today]...

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First Look: Mark Wahlberg Bets in Awards Contender 'The Gambler'

7 October 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

One of the films sneaking up on awards season this winter is The Gambler from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. It's a remake of the 1974 drama of the same name about a college professor (Mark Wahlberg) with an unhealthy gambling addiction that puts his girlfriend (Brie Larson) and mother (Jessica Lange) at risk. Believing Wahlberg as an inventor in Transformers: Age of Extinction was tough, but the actor shrunk down 60 pounds to look like a legitimate teacher, and we have a first look at the film. Just like our glimpse at American Sniper came out of nowhere, expect the first trailer very soon. Look! Here's the first photos from Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler from USA Today: The Gambler is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Escapist) and written by William Monahan (The Departed, Edge of Darkness). The film »

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First Pictures of Mark Wahlberg in 'The Gambler'

7 October 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Remember Rupert Wyattc He made Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Okay, now you remember him. Good, because he has a new movie coming out, a remake of 1974's The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg as a literature professor with a gambling problem who runs afoul of gangsters. Paramount is bringing the film to theaters on December 19 and they've finally decided to give us a first look via three new pictures courtesy of USA Today. The film is obviously being groomed as an Oscar contender and the USA Today piece is doing everything in its power to set the stage starting the article off saying: For months before showing up on set, Wahlberg pored over the script, became versed in every literary mention and sat through university lectures for inspiration. He is ready to show his Jim Bennett to the world. The Gambler is slotted for an awards season-friendly limited release Dec. »

- Brad Brevet

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Mark Wahlberg Drops 60 Pounds in First The Gambler Images

7 October 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first The Gambler images from director Rupert Wyatt’s (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) remake of the 1974 drama, and the first thing you’ll notice is that star Mark Wahlberg has undergone a pretty striking physical transformation for the role—especially in relation to his appearance in Transformers: Age of Extinction.  The actor plays a literature professor whose gambling spirals out of control, and Wahlberg lost 60 pounds to play the role.  Speaking with USA Today, though, Wahlberg says dropping the weight wasn’t the toughest part of the film: "Being believable as a teacher was one of my greatest challenges and most rewarding. It meant being able to have the comfort to really understand and say those words."  Paramount is releasing the film in the heat of awards season, so it’ll be interesting to see if the pic can land Wahlberg another Oscar nod. »

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Lenny Abrahamson To Direct Adaption Of Neverhome

24 September 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Published earlier this month in the U.S. (it will be hit bookshops on this side of the pond next year), Nevermore, from novelist Laird Hunt, tells the story of Ash Thompson who leaves her husband and  dons the uniform of a Union soldier to fight in the American Civil War. The novel has already garnered universal acclaim, and now the film rights have been scooped up by Element Pictures, who have What Richard Did and Frank director Lenny Abrahamson signed on, with frequent collaborator Ed Guiney producing. Work on Neverhome will no doubt begin when Abrahamson wraps on Room, an adaption of the Emma Donoghue novel, currently in pre-production in Canada, and starring Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs The World, 21 Jump Street). »

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