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Lena Dunham and Her Famous Friends Want You to Call Senators and Defend Planned Parenthood (Video)

23 June 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Numerous A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hamm and Lena Dunham are defending Planned Parenthood in a new video asking Americans to contact senators and urge them to protect the women’s healthcare organization. Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Judd Apatow, Elisabeth Moss, Alison Brie, Andrew Rannells, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Walsh and Suki Waterhouse are among the other celebrities featured in the video. It is a reaction to the Senate’s recently released version of President Trump’s healthcare bill, which includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood. “This is nothing more than a blatantly political attempt to do whatever it »

- Brian Flood

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Latest Avengers: Infinity War Set Photo May Be Hiding A Story Clue In Plain Sight

23 June 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two days ago, Iron Man himself and all-around Marvel mainstay Robert Downey Jr. shared a photo from the set of Avengers: Infinity War, in which the actor was joined by Benedicts Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Wong (Wong), along with his ol’ science buddy, Mark Ruffalo (Hulk).

Taken in between shots, the picture found all four actors enjoying a spot of a lunch and was, for all intents and purposes, fairly unremarkable. But a new report compiled by Cbm suggests otherwise.

We’ve included the image in question down below for reference, and if you pay particular attention to Robert Downey Jr. and, more specifically, the actor’s torn T-shirt, on first glance it would appear that Rdj’s costume is making room for the arc reactor.

It’s the mechanical heart that has not only powered all of the many Iron Man suits, but it’s also the same device that has kept Tony Stark alive by preventing any remaining shrapnel from entering his heart. Stark actually ditched the device at the tail-end of Iron Man 3 after undergoing surgery, and later used the arc reactor technology to power numerous iterations of the Iron Man suit – including the Mark Xlvii, set to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming next month.

So, why would Tony Stark require the chest reactor in Avengers: Infinity War? It could well be that a near-fatal incident leaves Rdj’s hero in need of an upgraded chest piece. Or there’s the very real chance that today’s report is clutching at straws. It’s a stretch, of course, but we’ll leave you in the company of that image up above so you can make up your own mind.

All will be revealed when Avengers: Infinity War lights up theatres on May 4th, 2018. It’s shaping up to be a superhero event movie unlike anything we’ve ever seen, but despite rumors to the contrary, it would appear Marvel has no plans to introduce any new characters in Joe and Anthony Russo’s blockbuster sequel. Perhaps Brie Larson’s debut as Captain Marvel will come at a later date then? Time will tell. »

- Michael Briers

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Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ home entertainment release details

23 June 2017 6:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received information regarding the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Ben Wheatley’s explosive Free Fire, which arrives on the home formats in August.

Free Fire is an explosive love letter to the action genre and features an outstanding ensemble cast including Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti and Babou Ceesay. Set in a derelict warehouse, it’s a thrilling arms deal gone wrong. Produced by Andy Starke, written by Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley. The film is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

Ben Wheatley is the critically acclaimed and award-winning British director of Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England, High-Rise and Free Fire. He has also directed notable TV shows (including ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Modern Toss’), adverts and idents, animated shorts and Internet viral ads. Initially a short filmmaker and animator, Wheatley gained a cult following for his work online.

Disc extras include: Audio commentary with Ben Wheatley, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor, ‘Making of Free Fire’ featurette and nterviews with cast and crew.

Free Fire will be available to download from July 31st, and on DVD & Blu-Ray from August 7th.

The post Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ home entertainment release details appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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CineEurope: Lionsgate Teases 'Robin Hood,' 'Soldado,' 'Entebbe,' 'Captive State'

21 June 2017 11:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Audiences were treated to a bumper assortment of never-before-seen footage at Lionsgate's presentation on the third day of CineEurope in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Among the upcoming titles teased with exclusive clips at the show were Working Title's hostage thriller Entebbe, starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl, the Sicario sequel Soldado, reuniting Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, Jerry Bruckheimer's all-star Afghan war drama Horse Soldiers, The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson and based on the bestselling memoir by Jeanette Wallis, and alien occupation thriller Captive State.

Meanwhile, the trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Boston Marathon drama Stronger was »

- Alex Ritman

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Casey Affleck Talks About His First Car Accident, Brings First Responder To Jimmy Kimmel

21 June 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After a scary situation, Casey Affleck is making sure he has some extra protection, even if it’s at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Related: Brie Larson Seemed Pretty Unimpressed By Casey Affleck’s Oscar Win Affleck sat down with Kimmel Tuesday night and told the late night talk show host about his first ever car accident, “A couple days ago […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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Annabelle Creation Trailer #2: You Don't Know the True Story

20 June 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Maybe you consider yourself a fan of the devil doll Annabelle. But guess what? You don't know the true story. But you'll soon learn when Annabelle: Creation hits theaters everywhere this summer. Today, we have a very creepy new trailer along with a beautiful looking one-sheet that arrived in the wee hours of the night. The Next Chapter in the The Conjuring Universe is almost upon us. And it promises to be something pretty scary. If you can even make it past this latest sneak peek, that is.

She's back! From New Line Cinema comes Annabelle: Creation, with David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) helming the follow up to 2014's hugely successful Annabelle, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on The Conjuring hit movies.

In Annabelle: Creation, »

- MovieWeb

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Scarlett Johansson Had Two Flops In a Row, So Now It’s Time For Her to Make ‘Black Widow’

19 June 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just six months in, and the year 2017 has already been particularly unkind to Scarlett Johansson, at least as far as box office returns are concerned. The four-time Golden Globe nominee has already bowed two (very different) movies this year, the much-hyped “Ghost in the Shell” live-action feature and the raunchy female-centric comedy “Rough Night,” both of which flopped at the box office. It’s hardly the sort of financial reception the actress is used to getting, as she’s long excelled at making massive box office bucks.

Just last year, Johansson emerged as the only actress on a newly generated list of the highest-grossing actors of all-time, which also includes names like Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp. According to that running list from Box Office Mojo, first released last June, Johansson ranked in the top 10 with a total gross of $3.3 billion and counting, which »

- Kate Erbland

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The Book Of Henry Review: A Heartfelt & Welcome Surprise

15 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Going into The Book of Henry, I really didn’t know what to expect. First of all, Colin Trevorrow is a director who’s only put out two films, the first of which was the indie flick Safety Not Guaranteed, and the second of which was Jurassic World, the fourth highest grossing film of all time. While both were solid films, many have come out and expressed their discontent over what Jurassic World ultimately was: a shallow, fun action film with dinosaurs killing people. The big question going into this if Jurassic World was Trevorrow adapting to the project, or if it was an indication that his nuance as a storyteller was getting phased out in favor of more typical blockbuster fare.

The second reason I wasn’t sure what to expect with this movie was because of the trailer. Simply put, it was a bit of a confusing trailer. »

- Joseph Medina

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Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao form production company Arcana

14 June 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Arcana’s first project, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, just wrapped UK shoot.

Ryan Gosling and producer Ken Kao have joined forces to form film and television production company Arcana. 

Arcana’s first official project is The Favourite, the upcomoing film from Yorgos Lanthimos who just won best screenplay in Cannes for The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and received a best screenplay Oscar nomination for The Lobster

Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman star in the feature, which is in post and follows the clandestine personal and political machinations during the early 18th century reign of Queen Anne, the last Stuart monarch. Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara wrote the screenplay.

Arcana has partnered on The Favourite with producers Ceci Dempsey for Scarlet Films and Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday for Element Pictures, together with Film4 and Fox Searchlight. International sales on Arcana projects will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Chris Evans talks Avengers: Infinity War and why he agreed to an “extra” film

12 June 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues apace with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 now standing at $828million at the worldwide box office and the first glimpse of the eagerly-anticipated Black Panther released this weekend, attention will soon turn to the big “finale” that is Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel.

Captain America star Chris Evans sees his six-film contract with Marvel expire after Infinity War but speaking to The Telegraph, the actor said that when the studio told him the plan with the final film in splitting it into two films, he agreed to do them both, saying:

“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third ‘Avengers‘ I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter,” he explained. “They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Scott Davis

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters adds Zhang Ziyi to its ranks

9 June 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

After the success of the first two films in the newly-created “MonsterVerse” over at Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros, which involves Godzilla and King Kong to name a few, the studios are pressing ahead with the latest installment, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and have added actress Zhang Ziyi to both star in the sequel and in the rest of the franchise going forward. (via Deadline)

Following on from the first film released in 2014, the sequel is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) and is set several years after the events of the first installment, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Elizabeth Olsen (Wind River), Juliette Binoche (Clouds of Sils Maria), Sally Hawkins (Maudie) and Bryan Cranston (Wakefield) and was directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

See Also: Exclusive Interview with Tom Hiddleston on Kong: Skull Island

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- Scott Davis

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Godzilla 2 Gets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Star Zhang Ziyi

9 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The time is almost here! Godzilla: King of Monsters is shooting soon, and in the past few months, the movie has been collecting quite the ensemble of talented cast members. The latest addition is quite exciting, with acclaimed actress Zhang Ziyi signing on for a key role. She's not just appearing in Godzilla 2, but she will also be a key player in future Monsterverse movies to come.

Legendary announced this week that they've closed a deal for Zhang Ziyi to join Legendary and Warner Bros.' cinematic Monsterverse. Though her character has not yet been revealed, she will be featured in a major franchise role, beginning with the next Godzilla film opposite Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford and Ken Watanabe. The film is set several years after the events of the 2014 Godzilla, and the character is a significant figure within the covert Monarch organization established in that film. »

- MovieWeb

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Khloé Kardashian’s Nutritionist Reveals Why She Eats 7 Meals a Day

9 June 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

There’s no doubt Khloé Kardashian‘s “revenge body” is a result of hard work in the gym, but she also shows serious dedication in the kitchen as well.

The reality star’s nutritionist, Dr. Philip Goglia, recently opened up about the meal plan he developed to help keep her fit. “We work with each client to determine their metabolic body type,” Goglia, who has also worked with stars like Chris Hemsworth and Brie Larson, told Healthista. “Each requires a unique meal breakdown based on how that person’s body breaks down proteins, fats and carbs.”

For Kardashian, that means »

- Ana Calderone

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Check out The Fate of the Furious, Sicario, The Godfather, and more in the Cineplex Store this June!

6 June 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Check out The Fate of the Furious, Sicario, The Godfather, and more in the Cineplex Store this June!Check out The Fate of the Furious, Sicario, The Godfather, and more in the Cineplex Store this June!Zachary Dent6/6/2017 3:56:00 Pm

Cineplex has made renting movies cool again!

With a library of over 6,000 titles the Cineplex store is a one-stop shop for movie lovers. Whether you're chilling with some friends, sitting down with the family, or staying in for a date night we've got you covered. A plethora of new releases are hitting the store in June along with some really cool promotions to give you the best 'bang for your buck' when renting or buying your favourite flick.

June is Scene Awareness Month and you can score double the scene points on movie rentals and purchases storewide! And up to 10x the scene points on select titles! Movie for A Loonie is back! »

- Zachary Dent

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Karen Gillan to Receive Rising Star Award at the Maui Film Festival

6 June 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Karen Gillan in “Selfie

Former “Doctor Who” companion Karen Gillan is set to receive the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Maui Film Festival, Variety reports. Since her days on the beloved BBC time-traveling series the actress has gone on to star in horror hit “Oculus,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, the short-lived but well-received ABC comedy “Selfie,” and Oscar winner “The Big Short.” Plus, the Scottish star has two blockbusters on the way: “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” The former is filming and the latter is in post-production.

“Perfection and synchronicity in the Universe work in mysterious ways. Among them is the opportunity to honor Karen Gillan with the Maui Film Festival’s 2017 Rising Star Award — under the stars and lit by the moon at the Celestial Cinema — for the way her work has enriched us all through her eclectic and powerful performances to date and, I’m sure, in many triumphant decades yet to come,” said Barry Rivers, founder and director of the Maui Film Festival.

The fest will run from June 21–25 in Maui, Hawaii. Previous recipients of the award include Brie Larson (“Room”) and Kelly Rohrbach (“Baywatch”).

Gillan just wrapped production on her feature directorial debut, “The Party’s Just Beginning.” Formerly known as “Tupperware Party,” the film is set in Scotland and centers on a girl dealing with the suicide of her best friend. Gillan penned the script. “I have been concentrating on acting for, I guess, the last decade. But when I first started off when I was a young child expressing an interest in all this I had a video camera and was directing little short films,” she told the BBC.

Karen Gillan to Receive Rising Star Award at the Maui Film Festival was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Karen Gillan to receive rising star award

6 June 2017 2:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Guardians Of The Galaxy and Doctor Who star will be honoured at the Maui Film Festival.

Actress and director Karen Gillan will receive the rising star award at the 18th annual 2017 Maui Film Festival.

The event is held from June 21-25 at the Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii and the award will be presented to Gillan on June 24 at the Celestial Cinema.

It’s been a busy year for Gillan, who has appeared in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Circle with Tom Hanks, and has been shooting the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle opposite Dwayne Johnson.

She has also directed her first film, The Party’s Just Beginning. The cast includes Lee Pace and Matthew Beard, with filming taking place in Scotland.

Previous winners of the Maui award include Scott Eastwood, Garrett Hedlund and Brie Larson.

Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival, said: “Perfection and synchronicity in the Universe work in »

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Why Wonder Woman’s success makes Marvel look outdated

5 June 2017 4:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the success of Wonder Woman and its impact on Marvel…

Wonder Woman is finally here, and to everyone’s surprise it seems to be pleasing audiences, investors, and a large majority of critics. I would refrain from calling it ‘universally loved’, only because of the steady stream of hate I keep seeing from some rather respectable film nerds online. However, to call it DC’s most praised film of their new-ish Extended Universe feels like a no-brainer.

The question “Will audiences go see a female superhero movie” has now been answered. Hell to the yes.

Unfortunately it wasn’t Marvel Studios that helped answer that question, but DC/Warner Bros. For the studio that started and has mastered the four quadrant super-hero movie, it’s a rare misstep. Wonder Woman’s across-the-board success makes it seem like Marvel has been playing it safe for the last decade »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Maui Film Festival Announces Karen Gillan as Rising Star Award Recipient

5 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scottish actress and director Karen Gillan will receive the 2017 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award. The 18th annual festival will be held from June 21-25 at the Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii.

Gillan has worked in both comedy and drama in films and on television. She is set to star opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” set to release Dec. 20.

Gillan recently reprised her role of Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and co-starred opposite Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in the motion picture “The Circle.” She also completed production on her feature film directorial debut, “The Party’s Just Beginning,” which she wrote and stars in. Her other credits include “The Big Short” and “Doctor Who.

“Perfection and synchronicity in the Universe work in mysterious ways. Among them is the opportunity to honor Karen Gillan with the Maui »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Chris Hemsworth Beats Up Avengers Toys in Hilarious Infinity War Video

5 June 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has been under way on Avengers: Infinity War since January, and while it remains to be seen how much filming is left, it seems there may be a major fight scene that has yet to be filmed, with several iconic characters involved. Earlier today, Chris Hemsworth posted a humorous new video from the Infinity War set, where the actor has stumbled upon the staging of a new fight scene, which features action figures that represent several of the Marvel heroes, but coincidentally, there is no Thor action figure. Naturally, this doesn't sit well with the actor, who takes it upon himself to alter this staging.

Chris Hemsworth posted this new video on Instagram, which shows the actor coming across this "fight rehearsal" that includes action figures for Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt »

- MovieWeb

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“Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins Makes History

5 June 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Patty Jenkins: THR News/YouTube

By now you know that “Wonder Woman” kicked ass at the box office. But here’s the cherry on top of the sundae: “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins now holds the record for highest domestic opening for a female director. Diana Prince’s origin story raked in $100.5 million this weekend, topping the $85.1 million opening of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015 and the $69.6 million debut of Catherine Hardwicke’s “Twilight” in 2008.

Jenkins’ film also out-performed the highest-opening animated films helmed by women. “Frozen,” Jennifer Lee’s retelling of “The Snow Queen,” opened to $67.3 million in 2013. Brenda Chapman’s “Brave” opened with $66.3 million and Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s “Kung Fu Panda 2” debuted to $47.6 million. The latter two both hit theaters in 2011.

While Jenkins is only the second woman to helm a live-action film with a budget of $100 million or more — Kathryn Bigelow was the first with 2002’s “K:19: The Widowmaker” — the success of “Wonder Woman” sets an optimistic precedent for upcoming big budget projects from women. Two projects with $100 million budgets will open in 2018: Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and Niki Caro’s “Mulan.” In fact, as the first film of its size to be directed by a woman of color, “A Wrinkle in Time” has already cemented itself as a milestone for female filmmakers. Brie Larson-starrer “Captain Marvel,” co-directed by Anna Boden, will open in 2019. And news recently broke that Gina Prince-Bythewood will helm Marvel’s “Silver Sable and Black Cat.”

It’s likely that Jenkins and “Wonder Woman” will only continue to break records throughout the movie’s theatrical run. It is sure to be 2017's top-grossing movie directed by a woman. And, considering the opening numbers and the positive critical response, a sequel revolving around Diana Prince is all but guaranteed. Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are contractually bound to a second “Wonder Woman” film and the director “is more than ready to return to the character for a contemporary-set” installment, The Hollywood Reporter writes. It’s probable that Jenkins will best herself and make history again in the next few years as the first woman to direct a sequel (to her own movie) with a budget of over $100 million.

Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins Makes History was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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