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Creativity Celebrated at Cadillac’s 2nd Annual Oscar Cocktail Party

8 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Current Oscar nominees and past winners descended upon the Chateau Marmont for Cadillac Celebrates Oscar Week 2017. Select talent were dropped off in prestige Cadillac CT6 sedans, and quickly made their way up the Marmont’s famous driveway and out of the cold.

Zoe Saldana chatted with reporters before heading into the cocktail party, saying that she and husband Marcus Perego were planning to stay up a little later than usual on Oscar Sunday.

“I’m going to try not to fall asleep,” Saldana half-joked. “Now with a full house of children (including twins Bowie and Cy and newborn Zen), you’re sleepy by 7 p.m. It’s an exciting night. We’ve watched amazing performances and the culmination warrants for us to stay up later.”

Inside, Saldana sat with her sister (and producing partner) Cisely and took photos with her “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” costar Pom Klementieff (who »

- Lawrence Yee

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Shut In Review

12 hours ago | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape


The last time we indulged in a horror movie focusing in on a widowed mother and her son, fighting away demons from their idyllic abode – it was Jennifer Kent’s striking debut The Babadook. But where that picture thrived was in its subtlety and to take tropes from the genre at hand to enforce intrinsic human emotion. Farren Blackburn’s Shut In certainly vies to achieve much of the same thing, but struggles to have quite the same impact.

Naomi Watts plays the aforementioned single mother Mary Portman, a child psychologist who is suffering from grief, having lost her husband in a car accident, which also consigned her teenage son Stephen (Charlie Heaton) to a wheelchair and in need of constant assistance. But it’s another young boy who demands her attention, as her patient Tom (Jacob Tremblay) turns up at her house one evening in the middle of a snowstorm. »

- Stefan Pape

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'Twin Peaks' SXSW Events to Feature Kyle MacLachlan, Neko Case

23 February 2017 5:23 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Twin Peaks is heading to Austin for the South by Southwest Conference and Film Festival. Showtime's two-day event will feature one of the show's stars and a host of artist performances "inspired by the series." It takes place March 16th-17th at The Showtime House at Clive Bar on Rainey Street.

The lineup includes Neko Case, Real Estate, M. Ward, Tame Impala's Cameron Avery and Let's Eat Grandma, among other artists. Kyle MacLachlan, who plays series star Special Agent Dale Cooper, is slated to make an appearance during the first night's events. »

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Shut In review – Naomi Watts shines in a twisty, Hitchcockian thriller

23 February 2017 2:45 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A child psychologist is gripped by grief and anxiety after a terrible tragedy in this watchable, low-key suspense-horror

Naomi Watts stars in this watchable suspense-horror from British screenwriter Christina Hodson, making her feature debut: this was in the 2012 Black List of best unproduced screenplays. Director Farren Blackburn comes to the project from a background in British TV.

Watts is Mary Portman, a caring and conscientious child psychologist who is close to her troubled teen stepson Stephen (Charlie Heaton). After a terrible tragedy, she becomes crucified by feelings of loneliness, grief and a burdensome responsibility: she feels unable to leave the house and every day is an ordeal of anxiety. Then she comes across the case of Tom (Jacob Tremblay), an unhappy hearing-impaired boy, whose situation affects her deeply and she begins to experience what appear to be delusions and night terrors, isolated in this remote house, which becomes inaccessible in the snowy weather. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Interviews: Shut In stars Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Charlie Heaton and Oliver Platt

23 February 2017 7:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The psychological thriller Shut In opens in UK cinemas tomorrow, and we’ve got a selection of video interviews featuring stars Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Charlie Heaton and Oliver Platt, along with director Farren Blackburn. Check them out here or over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Shut In here

Shut In is a heart-pounding thriller starring Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. When a young boy Mary (Watts) is treating goes missing, and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her and her bedridden son.

Shut In opens in the UK on February 24th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Applications open for 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship

21 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Australians in Film has opened applications for the ninth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Established in memory of Ledger, the prize is awarded to an emerging Aussie actor between aged between 18-35 years. The recipient will receive Us$10,000 and two return airfares to La.

Last year's winner, Ashleigh Cummings stars in the upcoming Kiwi feature Pork Pie, distributed by StudioCanal later this year.

Other past winners include Anna McGahan, set to star in Foxtel.s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Ryan Corr (Mary Magdalene, The Water Diviner, Holding the Man), James Mackay (The Dressmaker, Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Bella Heathcote (Fifty Shades Darker, Dark Shadows, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

AiF board member and Heath.s sister Kate Ledger said the scholarship was close to the heart. .

.Seeing the struggles that Heath went through in making that transition with his international career and knowing »

- Staff Writer

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Harvey Weinstein, Katie Holmes and More Flock to East Hampton's Palm Restaurant for Jason Weinberg’s 50th Celebration

20 February 2017 4:04 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Manager and producer Jason Weinberg did what few have ever done — closed down The Palm restaurant in East Hampton, N.Y., over a holiday weekend. The occasion was his 50th birthday, prompting a heavy list of longtime friends and clients to gather for a steak and lobster feast and the lawn to be strewn with candles, spelling out 49 + 1.

Heartfelt speeches were delivered by Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman and Weinberg’s husband Merritt Johnson, while Jerry Lewis and Weinberg’s first boss, pr man Bobby Zarem, sent video tributes.

Hamilton Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry belted out “Happy Birthday’’ to »

- Beth Landman

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From the People Archive: Inside Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz’s Love Story

16 February 2017 11:17 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Nicole Kidman just revealed she was once engaged to rocker Lenny Kravitz, telling The Edit that she was quietly betrothed to the father of her Big Little Lies costar Zoë Kravitz years ago. The actress and musician dated in 2003, and People covered their under-the-radar romance in this vintage cover story below:

One thing you can say for Nicole Kidman: The woman knows how to keep a secret. Throughout the summer, the Oscar-winning actress dismissed inquiries of a romance with rocker Lenny Kravitz with “we’re-just-friends” denials. Yes, she was renting his apartment, but please don’t get the wrong idea. »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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Japan’s Wowow Nabs Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks,’ Two Other Series From CBS

13 February 2017 2:49 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Lynch’s rebooted “Twin Peaks” will be broadcast in Japan by leading premium pay-tv broadcaster Wowow, part of a three-series, first-broadcast licensing agreement between Wowow and CBS Studios International, announced Monday.

The deal also sees Wowow taking the top new U.S. drama “Bull” and acclaimed murder-mystery series “American Gothic.” All three shows will be aired on the Japanese’s broadcaster’s Prime Channel, which is already home to other Showtime and CBS hits including “The Affair,” “Zoo” and “Elementary.”

It marks a coming home for “Twin Peaks” in Japan. The cult show formed part of Wowow’s original lineup when it launched in 1991.

“For the millions of Wowow subscribers who have been watching the company’s programming since its launch 25 years ago, the new ‘Twin Peaks’ will reignite great memories of the original series that helped audiences identify Wowow as a destination for the highest-quality entertainment, due to its tremendous popularity,” said »

- Robert Mitchell

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Celeb Snow Day! See How Gisele, Bella Hadid, Naomi Watts and More Are Chilling Out

10 February 2017 11:19 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Spending the day inside due to blizzard conditions? Snow problem!

A massive winter storm is currently turning a good chunk of the country into a winter wonderland (or a snowpocalypse, depending on your feelings about the white stuff), with ten or more inches expected in some areas.

Celebs not currently camped out in sunny L.A. are taking the opportunity to indulge in their favorite wintry activities. See who prefers to hole up hygge-style inside when the outdoors is covered in a blanket of white, and who’s packing on the layers to frolic through the drifts.

Whether it’s »

- Megan Stein

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Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman Comedy ‘Game Night’ Gets 2018 Release Date

10 February 2017 10:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New Line has set a February 16, 2018, release date for the Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy “Game Night,” the studio announced Friday. The date is shaping up to be a competitive one with two other studio releases already set: Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman and Universal/DreamWorks Animation film “Larrikins,” starring the voices of Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne and Ben Mendelsohn. “Game Night,” directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“Vacation”), follows a group of couples who gather for their regularly planned game night, when something goes horribly wrong. Also Read: Jason Bateman, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Rings’ Review

10 February 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig. Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, Randall Taylor | Written by David Loucks, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman | Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez

First you watch it, then you die. Except in this case, it’s been a good ten years since vengeful VHS spirit Samara last got to kill anyone, her career floundering to a halt after the dull and unsuccessful The Ring 2. No-one did watch, and so Samara pretty much died with it.

You can’t keep a good horror icon down though, and America’s version of Sadako returns in Rings, bringing with her a remake of her own movie. It’s the new version of her haunted videotape which drives this belated sequel, sending doomed young romantic Skye on a quest to Samara’s hometown, »

- Joel Harley

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Sexism in Hollywood: 11 Powerful Stories

9 February 2017 8:51 AM, PST | | See recent news »

More and more women in the entertainment industry are opening up about the misogyny they face every day.

And as some of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood come forward with tales of bias and chauvinism, it’s clearer than ever that sexist attitudes are the norm in the industry.

Below, twelve seasoned Hollywood stars share stories of the shameful sexism they’ve endured.

Debra Messing

“I’d never been on a film before. I was doing a love scene with Keanu Reeves. We started filming and the very famous director screamed ‘Cut’ and said, ‘How quickly can we get a plastic surgeon in here? »

- Lydia Price

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Star Wars Spoof Movie Is Happening with Scary Movie Team

8 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comedy hit creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck) are set to write and direct their newest project Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a Star Wars spoof, it was announced today by Covert Media's CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W. Ophelia) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions' Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin). With over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, the kings of spoof movies have poked fun at every genre in film, from five Scary Movies, Epic Movie and Date Movie, to Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. Now they are at it again, daring to spoof the biggest movie empire on Earth by taking us to a galaxy far, far away in... Star Worlds.

With their comedic take on »

- MovieWeb

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Weinstein Co. Finally Puts Transgender Teen Drama 'Three Generations' Back on Schedule (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 12:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Nearly 18 months after abruptly pulling Three Generations from its release schedule, The Weinstein Co. has put the Elle Fanning-led transgender drama back on the calendar.

TWC will release the Gaby Dellal-helmed film, which also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, on May 19, where it will open against such wide releases as Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Everything, Everything.

In September 2015, TWC pulled the film, then titled About Ray, from its schedule just days before it was set to open in select theaters. The move raised eyebrows given that the company had »

- Tatiana Siegel

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‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay Joins Xavier Dolan’s ‘Death and Life of John F. Donovan’

8 February 2017 12:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of Xavier Dolan’s drama “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” with shooting underway in Montreal.

Seville International is selling to international markets at the Berlin Film Festival. Tremblay will star alongside Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.

Principal photography will continue in Prague, the U.K. and New York. “John F. Donovan” stars Harrington an American TV star in his late twenties and his correspondence with a young actor-to-be, played by Tremblay, who is living with his mother (Portman) in England. Their lives take dramatic turns when the existence of their pen pal relationship is publicly exposed, sending Donovan in a downfall.

“The talent involved in this project is unparalleled,” said Anick Poirier of Seville International.  “Xavier is a visionary and he has proven once again that he attracts first class actors by adding Tremblay to this superb ensemble. »

- Dave McNary

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Berlin Film Fest Hot List: 20 Titles Likely to Sell

6 February 2017 5:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Last year, George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh set the Berlin film market alight with hot star-studded projects Suburbicon and Logan Lucky (both now in production), but Berlin in 2017 looks decidedly chilly. International distributors have become more risk-averse, and political uncertainty —thank you, President Trump — is likely to make things worse.

"It's not a cyclical aberration, this is the new normal," says Paul Hanson of Convert Media, whose Berlin slate includes Ophelia, a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet that stars Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts. "The business is less frothy, people are becoming more judicious in what they buy, and »

- Scott Roxborough

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41 trailer scenes that didn’t make the final film

6 February 2017 3:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017

Star Wars, Terminator 2, Fantastic Beasts and more: they all have scenes in the trailer, that never made the final film...

More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important. 

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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »

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First you watch it. Then you are short $15

5 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hidden Figures finally lept-frog La La Land this weekend at the domestic box office. With budgets around 25-30 million each they're both going to be very very profitable films for their studios and stars. They remain the biggest hits among the major Oscar nominees but Lion also had reason to celebrate this weekend. It finally went wide and landed in the top ten. But, since is the Us box office, violent horror-tinged movies are seemingly always at the top of the charts and the weekend belonged to Split and the latest installment of the Ring franchise, inventively titled Rings this time. Its missing its original star Naomi Watts but the star of all horror franchises is actually the villain so "Samara" is back to kill people who watch her experimental art film shorts.

Samara is Pissed that Hidden Figures is more popular than Hacksaw Ridge and she wants you to suffer as she has! »


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Box Office: ‘Rings’ Crawls Past ‘Split’ to Win Friday

4 February 2017 7:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While “Split” may well win its third straight weekend at the box office, Paramount’s newcomer “Rings” took the top slot on Friday with $5.6 million in earnings from 2,931 locations. “Split” followed closely behind with $4.8 million from 3,373 theaters. Both films should finish the sleepy Super Bowl weekend in the $13 to $14 million range.

Split,” directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy, has performed very well for Universal, Blumhouse and Shyamalan, who self-financed the title for less than $10 million. After three weekends in release, the psychological thriller should be on the brink of $100 million domestically.

Rings,” revives the franchise started by 2002’s “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts, which was a remake of a 1998 Japanese horror film. It stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan. F. Javier Gutierrez directed “Rings,” and Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producers. The horror sequel, which has a $25 million price tag, »

- Seth Kelley

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