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Pour a Glass of Chianti for This Supercut of the 3 Portrayals of Hannibal and Will’s Relationship and Because It’s Friday

28 August 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As Hannibal closes out its run on NBC tomorrow night, it also puts the six-episode Red Dragon arc to rest. The story line comes from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon, where FBI agent Will Graham tries to catch the serial killer by enlisting the help of another — one Dr. Hannibal Lecter. With Bryan Fuller's interpretation, there have now been three major screen adaptations of the book, including Michael Mann's Manhunter and Brett Ratner's Red Dragon. In the former, William Petersen and Brian Cox play Will and Hannibal, and in the latter, it's Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins. Video editor Matthew Morettini found that the dialogue in each one remained remarkably faithful to Harris's book, which allowed him to seamlessly re-create the scene where Will first approaches Dr. Lecter to ask for his help. The edit is remarkable, and it allows you to see the distinct variations in each interpretation. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Veteran Jeff Baker Exits

24 August 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The king of catalog is retiring.

Jeff Baker, who as Evp and Gm of theatrical catalog for the last 13 years oversaw the marketing for some of Warner Bros.’ biggest catalog releases, is stepping down at the end of August to take a new assignment as creative consultant to director Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment.

Baker played a key role in Warner’s decision to re-release many of its classic movies in elaborate gift sets, at a premium price. They included not just a wealth of digital extras, from outtakes to behind-the-scenes documentaries, but also tangible trinkets such as watches, commemorative photo books, posters, publicity stills and, in the case of the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a ruby slippers snow globe.

During Baker’s reign, other top releases include 70th and 75th anniversary editions of “Oz” and “Gone with the Wind”; several boxed sets of as many as »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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"X-Men: Days of Future Past": Where Continuity Went "Rogue"

22 August 2015 9:34 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

It's hard not to wonder what the X-Men franchise might have been had Bryan Singer not left following X2: X-Men United (reportedly, due to his frosty relationship with 20th Century Fox). His much-hailed return, Days of Future Past, is far stronger than any of the films produced in his absence (the less said about the Brett Ratner-helmed X3: The Last Stand, the better), but it is still suggestive of the confusion that plagued the series after his first two films. While many characters are now familiar, others feel shortchanged (particularly those who only appear in the future segments), and the apocalyptic prologue, while strikingly visualized, would have immensely benefited from set-up in a prior film; essentially, it'd all feel stronger if there was a better sense of how they got from there to here. The "Rogue Cut", with an additional 12 minutes of footage, would seem like an opportunity to correct that, »

- Anders Nelson

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Us cinema release for Cannon doc

16 August 2015 10:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

.Hollywood studios rarely release theatrical documentaries so Mark Hartley is chuffed to be invited to Los Angeles next month for the premiere of his profile of the 1980s filmmaking machine run by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.

Warner Bros. is launching Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-igpjqRDgDI&feature=youtu.be) in 17 Us cities on September 18.

Hartley and his producer, Wildbear Entertainment.s Veronica Fury, found an ally in Brett Ratner and James Packer.s RatPac Entertainment, which co-finances films with WB.

Ratner contacted Hartley when he read a story in Variety about Drafthouse Films acquiring the Us rights to the doc.. Subsequently a big piece of the Australian funding fell through when Screen Australia declined to invest in the project (although the agency later put up completion funds).

Drafthouse agreed to step aside, realising that RatPac's investment was the only »

- Don Groves

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The Flamingo Kid Comedy Series in Development at ABC Studios

14 August 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Disney’s long-gestating big-screen Flamingo Kid reboot appears to have quietly morphed into a prospective TV series.

I’m hearing ABC Studios is in the very early stages of developing a half-hour comedy adaptation of Garry Marshall’s 1984 film, which starred Matt Dillon as a working-class kid who takes a summer job at a tony beach resort to stalk be close to the girl of his dreams.

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

ABC is on the hunt for a writer to spearhead the project, which continues the TV biz’ current obsession with turning »

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First Look At Tom Hiddleston As Hank Williams In I Saw The Light

12 August 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo by Alan Markfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Catch a first look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in Sony Pictures ClassicsI Saw The Light.

I Saw The Light, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I Saw The Light is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones.

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 executive produced. Dante Spinotti iss the cinematographer for the film. »

- Michelle McCue

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Best Actor Watch: Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams First Look

12 August 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Tom Hiddleston emerges as American country music icon Hank Williams. The pic will be directed by producer Marc Abraham. I Saw The Light is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, »

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First Look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in 'I Saw the Light'

12 August 2015 2:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Classics has released the first look photo of Tom Hiddleston as celebrated country music singer Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light. With the debut of this photo, the first movie trailer could be just around the corner, so be sure to stay tuned for that. When Tom Hiddleston signed on to star last year, the producers also secured the rights to Hank Williams entire music library for use in the film.

I Saw the Light tells the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. The singer, whose hits songs include "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Hey Good Lookin," passed away at the »

- MovieWeb

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Key West Film Festival Announces Brett Ratner Scholarship, Indiewire's Eric Kohn to Curate Critics Focus

7 August 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Is the Next Great Hope of American Film Hiding In Florida? The Key West Film Festival has announced that chief film critics Eric Kohn and Ann Hornaday, of Indiewire and The Washington Post, respectively, will curate films at the festival's Critics Focus program this year. The festival also announced a new scholarship program, the Brett Ratner Florida Student Filmmaker scholarship, to be awarded to a student out of one of six colleges in the state. The Critics Focus program of the festival chooses top film critics in the nation to pick films to spotlight on the big screen, and then each critic will host a Q&A session with the talent of the films they have chosen. The films will be announced on a later date. Participating critics are also invited to return to the festival for the Critics Focus program, and the directors of the program hope »

- Meredith Mattlin

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Why X-Men's Colossus Turned Down The Same Role In Deadpool

7 August 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The towering giant known as Colossus is one of those mutant heroes who hasn.t properly received his due in the various X-Men movies. After appearing briefly in X2: X-Men United and Brett Ratner.s X-Men: The Last Stand, Colossus (as played by actor Daniel Cudmore) finally got some battle action in Bryan Singer.s X-Men: Days of Future Past. And he was offered the chance to play him again. but he passed. I did get a call for Colossus but it was CGI/stunts and not using my voice so I graciously passed. Love 2 play him in the future as an actor. daniel cudmore (@danielcudmore) August 5, 2015 That.s a Tweet from Colossus actor Daniel Cudmore, who admits that he could have returned to play the shiny, metallic mutant in Tim Miller.s Deadpool movie, but didn.t necessarily agree with how he was going to be portrayed on screen. »

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Mariah Carey -- My Son Jacked My Walk Of Fame Moment! (Video)

5 August 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mariah Carey's 4-year-old son Moroccan clearly has his mom's DNA ... he made a beeline for the spotlight during mommy's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. Carey received her long overdue star – the 2,556th star on the trail – Wednesday afternoon, but Roc deftly crashed the iconic photo op and wouldn't leave without some major prodding. You gotta watch Mariah ... she doesn't flinch. Beacher's Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel hosted the post-ceremony luncheon where pals Lee Daniels, »

- TMZ Staff

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Relativity Co-Chairman Steven Mnuchin Quietly Exited Just Before Big Losses (Exclusive)

5 August 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Mnuchin came to Los Angeles with a certain New York sheen. The son of a prominent New York banker and arts patron, Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs building a fortune reportedly worth $46 million, before forming his own firm, Dune Capital, that would bring him even more luster. By the mid-2000s, Dune was providing financing for batches of winning movies, like the “X-Men” franchise and “Avatar,” Hollywood’s all-time box-office champion.

So when Mnuchin and Relativity Media announced last October that they had formed a new bond – the one-time Wall Street star investing in the Beverly Hills studio and joining founder Ryan Kavanaugh as co-chairman of the company’s board – it appeared to be a breakthrough moment for all concerned. Mnuchin deemed himself “thrilled” at the prospect of working with Kavanaugh and his team “as they continue to build a global media company that is redefining what it »

- James Rainey

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Relativity Co-Chairman Steven Mnuchin Quietly Exited Just Before Big Losses (Exclusive)

5 August 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steven Mnuchin came to Los Angeles with a certain New York sheen. The son of a prominent New York banker and arts patron, Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs building a fortune reportedly worth $46 million, before forming his own firm, Dune Capital, that would bring him even more luster. By the mid-2000s, Dune was providing financing for batches of winning movies, like the “X-Men” franchise and “Avatar,” Hollywood’s all-time box-office champion.

So when Mnuchin and Relativity Media announced last October that they had formed a new bond – the one-time Wall Street star investing in the Beverly Hills studio and joining founder Ryan Kavanaugh as co-chairman of the company’s board – it appeared to be a breakthrough moment for all concerned. Mnuchin deemed himself “thrilled” at the prospect of working with Kavanaugh and his team “as they continue to build a global media company that is redefining what it »

- James Rainey

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Beverly Hills Cop 4 Is Not Dead Yet

31 July 2015 5:19 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We haven't seen detective Axel Foley on the big screen for more than 20 years, not since 1994's Beverly Hills Cop 3. Almost the entire time after that there have been reports that Beverly Hills Cop 4 could actually happen. And as we live and breathe, here in 2015, the project is still not dead, at least according to Brett Ratner. Pumping the National Geographic Channel series Breakthrough, where he directed one episode, Ratner appeared at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Slashfilm caught up with the multi-hyphenate writer-director-producer, and one of the things they talked to him about was Beverly Hills Cop 4. He confirmed that this is indeed still in the works, and when asked about where they're at, he said: Working on the script, working on the script. It's a longer process. It's not easy. A lot of pressure on that one In addition to »

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Spc throws 'Truth' into awards ring

31 July 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The ‘Rathergate’ drama starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett will open in New York and Los Angeles on October 16.

Truth is based on the events that followed a late 2004 report by Dan Rather on CBS about George W Bush’s alleged dereliction of duty while serving in the National Guard during the Vietnam War.

The story was uncovered by Rather’s producer Mary Mapes, a veteran journalist who had previously uncovered the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story.

The report was subsequently discredited by the government, led at the time by George W Bush, and led to the ruining of Rather’s career and the firing of Mapes.

The incident sparked an ongoing dialogue about journalism, big media and government interference.

The film has not been part of any autumn festival line-up announcement so far and could be a target for Telluride given the pedigree of the cast and the participation of Spc, whose films often »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford Rathergate Drama ‘Truth’ Set for Oct. 16 Release

31 July 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics is giving an Oct. 16 awards-season release to the Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford drama “Truth,” centered on the Dan Rather scandal.

It will launch in New York and Los Angeles with a nationwide expansion to follow. James Vanderbilt’s directorial debut also stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid.

The film is based on the Mary Mapes book “Truth and Duty,” and Blanchett plays Mapes, a CBS News journalist and Rather’s producer.

“Truth” follows Mapes and Rather as they uncover allegations that George W. Bush may have been Awol from the U.S. National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. Four documents were presented as authentic in a “60 Minutes” broadcast aired by CBS on Sept. 8, 2004, less than two months before the 2004 election, but it was later determined that CBS had failed to authenticate the documents.

The ensuing scandal ruined Rather’s career »

- Dave McNary

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Rush Hour 4 A Possibility If This Happens

31 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The cross-cultural comedy team up Rush Hour spawned three movies, though there hasn.t been one since 2007.s Rush Hour 3. In the ensuing years there have been sporadic rumblings that Rush Hour 4 could be in the works, and though he doesn.t rule out the possibility, director Brett Ratner says there is one key thing standing in the way: time. Ratner was at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to promote the National Geographic series Breakthrough, on which he directed an episode. When Slashfilm had the opportunity to catch up with the filmmaker, they asked about Rush Hour 4 he said: We.re always talking about it. We.ve just got to find the time between Chris Tucker, myself, and Jackie. If you.re familiar with the franchise, you are well aware that by "Jackie," Ratner means legendary martial artist Jackie Chan. And if you didn.t know that, »

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Nicolas Cage feels positive about Superman Lives not being made: 'It exists in people's minds'

31 July 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicolas Cage has cast a positive light on the fact that his Superman Lives movie was never made.

The actor was attached to the project in the 1990s under the directorship of Tim Burton.

The pair even got as far as testing footage of Cage wearing one of the tightest Spandex suits you've ever seen, shown recently in the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?.

In conversation with Yahoo Movies, Cage said: "I had great belief in that movie and in what Tim Burton's vision was going to be for that movie. I would've loved to have seen it, but I feel that in many ways, it was sort of a win/win because of the power of the imagination.

"I think people can actually see the movie in their minds now and imagine it and in many ways that might resonate more deeply than the finished project. »

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Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [July 31-August 2]

31 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, sifting through all of these pictures can be a tedious and often times confounding or difficult ordeal. But, that’s why we’re here. Every week, Joshua brings you five films to put at the top of your queue, add to your playlist, or grab off of VOD to make your weekend a little more eventful. Here is this week’s top five, in this week’s Armchair Vacation.

5. Hercules (Netflix)

Brett Ratner is an interesting filmmaker. Known to many as a rather deplorable hack filmmaker who has more interest in simply making money instead of anything resembling actual cinematic art, Ratner has become a punchline instead of a well respected filmmaker. And yet he gives us films like the Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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'Black Mass' Trailer #3 Has Johnny Depp Terrorizing Boston

30 July 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are you ready to be terrified like never before this fall? Black Mass has Johnny Depp slipping into the role of real-life gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, and it could be the moment that defines his career. A third trailer has arrived, which showcases the actor's immense talent. And it's clear that, as of this moment, he is the one to beat at this year's Oscars.

Black Mass arrives from Warner Bros. Pictures this September, just as the awards season starts to really heat up. Scott Cooper, known for his acclaimed dramas Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace, returns to direct. And he has assembled an excellent supporting cast to back-up his leading man, Johnny Depp. Appearing in the movie are Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Jesse Plemons and Adam Scott.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton »

- MovieWeb

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