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Matt Bomer almost played Superman: Would he have made a good Man of Steel?

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicolas Cage's close shave with the Man of Steel is well-documented, but did you know that Magic Mike and White Collar's Matt Bomer almost played Superman?

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Bomer revealed that he was cast as the iconic superhero back in the early '00s on a film to be directed by Brett Ratner from a Jj Abrams script.

Bomer recalled screen-testing in full costume with Amy Adams playing Lois Lane. Brendan Fraser and Paul Walker were the other finalists for the role at the time.

"Brett chose me for the project and then it all fell apart," Bomer said. "It was a very lengthy process to get the role, I think it was over the course of three months because I went in in a cattle call. It sort of evolved from there.

"It was a month of, 'Okay, looks like this is going to happen'. »

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Mariah Carey and James Packer -- Celebrating Red, White and You! (Photo)

5 July 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mariah Carey finally got billionaire James Packer on her turf -- Las Vegas -- just in time for the couple's first 4th of July together. They shut down the rooftop deck of the swanky Mirage Villas for a Saturday evening celebration. We're told James dropped Thousands to rent out the whole joint for Mariah, her managers, and Brett Ratner. This is the first time they've been together back in the States since Packer started courting »

- TMZ Staff

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Michael Bay Hears You, He’s Just Not Listening: In Defense of the 6.4 Billion Dollar Man

2 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There’s a scene just before the third act climax in Michael Bay’s magnum opus Bad Boys II where Marcus and Mike are about to head out on a suicide mission, against strict orders, to rescue Marcus’s sister/Mike’s girlfriend Syd. Suddenly, some Swat members walk in and one says, “I don’t know you, but you look like you’re about to do something stupid.” The Swat members then help them on their ridiculous suicide mission.

My name is Dylan Moses Griffin. You don’t know me, but I’m about to do something stupid, and I’m hoping you’ll join me on this ridiculous suicide mission. I am here today to plead the case of Michael Bay as being great in his own totally unlikable way.

There’s hardly a director more disliked, it seems, than Michael Bay. It’s understandable, as the man »

- Dylan Griffin

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Eiff 2015: Chuck Norris vs Communism review

30 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Was there ever a more interesting movie title? Plus, Chuck Norris vs Communism does live up to its name...

In terms of gaining people’s interest, Chuck Norris vs Communism was the clear winner at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival, based on its title alone. It's a documentary is about the distribution of VHS copies of Western films into Communist Romania in the 80s, a repressive Stalinist regime ruled by Nicolae Ceausescu. But also it’s about the importance of films, conveying their impact and intangible magic against the backdrop of varying sizes of revolution. This isn’t just a movie that is illuminating for people outside Romania, it has apparently answered Romanians’ long-asked questions about people who were deemed semi-legendary.

The approach writer/director Ilinca Calugareanu takes is to interview people who illicitly watched these videos in makeshift home cinemas, and weave their memories into a dramatisation of »

- simonbrew

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Tom Hiddleston’s ‘I Saw the Light’ to Open Nov. 27

29 June 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has given an awards-season release date of Nov. 27 for “I Saw the Light,” starring Tom Hiddleston in the story of iconic country-Western singer Hank Williams.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, the movie is based on Colin Escott’s biography, with Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones also starring.

RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron StudiosAaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance exec produced. Dante Spinotti is the cinematographer.

Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama and broke out in the post-World War II era with the song “Move It on Over.” Among his hits are “I Saw the Light,” “Lost Highway,” “Jambalaya (on the Bayou),” “Ramblin’ Man,” “You Win Again” and “Lovesick Blues.” He suffered from spina bifida and died at age 29 of heart failure. »

- Dave McNary

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Mariah Carey -- I'm One Of The Poorest People In The Room

26 June 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mariah Carey is used to being the top diva at the table but after a power lunch with a bunch of billionaires she had to take a back seat ... financially.  Mariah finally got off the yacht and grabbed a bite with her new Australian beau, James Packer, and a few of his billionaire mates. Yeah Mariah is worth $500 mil but that’s pennies compared to her dinner company: James Packer $4.6 bil, Kerry Stokes $1.26 bil, and top dog Ron Perelman $14.7 bil. »

- TMZ Staff

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Mariah's Pic Of Rumored New Man

24 June 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Has Mariah Carey gone Instagram official with her rumored new boyfriend?

After being photographed holding hands with James Packer, a 47-year-old Australian billionaire, in Capri, Italy last week, the elusive chanteuse got a lot less elusive, posting two shots of herself and the casino tycoon.

In one shot, the rumored couple is seen with director Brett Ratner and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. ...

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Dwayne Johnson To Rampage For New Line

23 June 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Forget blockbusters – Hollywood is doubling down on its big studio Rockbusters. Today brings news that, in the aftermath of high box office receipts for his mighty earthquake pic San Andreas, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is again teaming with New Line and producer Beau Flynn for a live-action Rampage adaptation.

The pic, the plot for which is being kept under wraps, takes inspiration from the ’80s Midway Arcade Treasures video game that has lived on throughout the years on a variety of platforms.

That game involved three towering monsters – a King Kong-esque gorilla, a Godzilla-sized lizard and a giant werewolf – on a path of destruction across the United States. Johnson, it seems, is about to put himself squarely in their path. Seeing as Mother Nature wasn’t a big-enough threat to truly perturb a being of The Rock’s incredible badassery, perhaps it makes sense that genetically mutated monsters are the next step. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Mariah Carey's New Man

20 June 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Emancipated Mimi is moving on.

Six months after Nick Cannon filed for divorce from Mariah Carey, the elusive chanteuse has stepped out with a new man.

Mariah was photographed holding hands with James Packer, a 47-year-old Australian billionaire, in Capri, Italy on Friday.

Photos: Mariah Carey's Sexiest Styles

According to TMZ, Mariah and James are spending time on his yacht, enjoying an "extended vacation."

The apparent new couple met through their mutual friend, Brett Ratner, the website reported.

Mariah joined dating website earlier this month as part of the launch of her latest ...

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Mariah Carey -- Dating Billionaire James Packer (Photo)

19 June 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mariah Carey has got a new boyfriend, TMZ has learned, a billionaire who's the 4th wealthiest person down under. The guy is James Packer, a 47-year-old entertainment mogul who sold a media company and now owns a string of hotels and casinos around Australia and other countries. He's worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes. We got this pic of Mariah and James taken Friday in Capri, Italy. They're staying on Packer's yacht and we're »

- TMZ Staff

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I’ve Got Issues: The Xmen Movies

19 June 2015 12:31 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

1)     Inconsistency is the name of this  franchise   Whether it be the fluctuating quality of their films or disjointed timeline,  there is no better way of describing this franchise than it is inconsistent. To start off, the first 2 Xmen directed by Bryan Singer love em or hate em were well received by critics and audiences. Things were going smoothly until Singer decided to ditch production on the third for Superman Returns. Fox was forced to look elsewhere, and hired the unqualified Brett Ratner on to the project. And thus we got X3, which derailed the franchise. Singer on the other end would muck up Superman Returns. So effectively,  he ruined 2 films by leaving Xmen.   Superman Returns aside,  since X3 the franchise has been in a state of flux both  quality wise and continuity wise. We would get a film like Origins Wolverine that critics and fans deplored, then a »

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Here Are 15 Actors That Were Almost Cast as Superman

12 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Did you know that June 12 every year is Superman Day? We're not sure how this particular day came to be dedicated to the Man of Steel, especially since he seems omnipresent in our lives every day. A pop cultural mainstay since 1938, the Krypton-born hero never seems far away, especially in the movies.

Yet while it seems every boy has dreamed of putting on the red cape and flying, the character has been remarkably hard to cast in movies. For every Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh or Henry Cavill who said yes, many more have said no. Here are 15 potential Kal-El's that never came to be.

1. Sylvester Stallone

"Yo, Lois!" After the success of "Rocky," it's no wonder that "Superman: The Movie" producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind considered Stallone to play the Last Son of Krypton. Reportedly, he was deemed too ethnic for the part, though other sources have said that Marlon Brando »

- Gary Susman

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Checking in on That Orson Welles Crowdfunding Campaign

11 June 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A month in, with 25 days to go, and the Indiegogo campaign to finish Welles' last film has so far just barely exceeded a quarter of its goal. The crusade for "The Other Side of the Wind," a 15-year-long passion project abandoned when Welles died in 1985, has thus far attracted the support of Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Peter Bogdanovich and Brett Ratner. But despite celebrity backing, and a goal whittled down from $2 million to $1 million, the crowd-funding effort is still slogging toward the finish line even in the wake of Welles' centennial. This is an expensive project that the campaigners are fully throwing their weight behind, with lots of exclusive swag if you decide to donate — including a lucky 35mm print of the film. Read More: Here's How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles' Final Film In July, the BFI Southbank across the pond hosts a wide-ranging retrospective of the director's work. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

- simonbrew

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Kate Rosenbaum Heads To Slate As VP

4 June 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Kate Rosenbaum is joining Slate PR as Vice President and will be working closely with the agency’s co-founder Simon Halls on their entire roster,which includes an impressive list of filmmakers: Ridley Scott, Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Brett Ratner, Bryan Singer and Antoine Fuqua. Said Halls, "I have been very impressed by the excellent work Kate has done on behalf of her clients over the past few years. She has that rare combination of impeccable taste, strong media… »

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Shanghai Festival to Open With Film Industry Tribute ‘I Am Somebody’

4 June 2015 2:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Derek Yee’s tribute to cinema’s nameless extras “I Am Somebody” has been set as the opening movie of the Shanghai International Film Festival. The 18th edition of the event runs June 13-21.

The film festival will wrap with Ballet In The Flames of War,” a Chinese-Russian co-production co-directed by China’s Dong Yachun and Russia’s Nikita Mikhalkov.

Getting its world premiere at Siff, “Somebody” is a comedy about the lives of extras based at the gigantic Hengdian World Studios, near to Shanghai. Hong Kong-based Yee said that everyone in the film industry has big dreams. He will be accompanied on the red carpet by Yu Dong, producer and founder of Bona Film Group, as well as a host of Hengdian extras.

“Ballet” is based on real events and recounts a Russo-Chinese love story that unfolded during World War II. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. »

- Patrick Frater

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"Hercules": Irina Shayk Revealed

31 May 2015 7:50 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek revealing new images of Russian model/actress Irina Shayk (aka 'Megara' in director Brett Ratner's 2014 feature "Hercules") in a fashion spread for "Telegraph" (UK) magazine:

Shayk was discovered at the age of 20, and since 2007 has starred in every annual swimsuit edition of "Sports Illustrated" plus campaigns for Armani Exchange and Givenchy.

"I don't believe in plastic surgery," said Shayk. "I believe women have to love their bodies, and that it's all about confidence. When I do shoots, I say to myself, I love my body and I'm not afraid to show it. I hope every woman will feel special and be in love with her body, whatever her size.

"To get into lingerie or a swimsuit for a shoot you have to feel your best, and of course you have to train...You have to find something that works for your body. I get bored very easily, »

- Michael Stevens

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Director Kyle Newman Talks Barely Lethal, His PG-13 Battle, Assembling the Cast, and More

28 May 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Opening in select theaters and OnDemand tomorrow is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie TurnerThomas MannGabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Yesterday at the Los Angeles press day I landed an extended video interview with Kyle Newman that I’m going to post in a few segments. In today’s installment, Newman talks about landing the great cast and how it came together, which of his cast helped get the film international money, his first cut, how Brett Ratner »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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San Andreas movie review: 9.6 on the Ridiculous Scale

28 May 2015 4:48 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Cornball disaster-porn melodrama… in 3D! Dumb, insulting, and bloodless. It’s Hollywood’s subconscious death wish brought to life, in more ways than one. I’m “biast” (pro): like Dwayne Johnson, love Paul Giamatti

I’m “biast” (con): not enamored of disaster movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

San Andreas opens with a truly spectacular helicopter rescue of a woman whose car has plunged down a ravine near the Southern California coast. It’s nothing to do with the Big One about to strike the region (although maybe we’re meant to infer that the rockfall that pushed her off the road was a foreshock of the quake to come). It’s just another day at the office for Los Angeles Fire Department search-and-rescue pilot and all-around daredevil badass-in-the-name-of-good Ray and his crew.

The scene is visually dazzling — and not like anything we’ve seen before! »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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