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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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Box Office: ‘Split’ to Scare Off ‘Rings’ for Three-Peat Over Slow Super Bowl Weekend

3 February 2017 2:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Horror is dominating at North American mulitplexes as “Split” looks to edge out the opening of “Rings” with $13.5 million at 3,373 sites during the Super Bowl weekend, early estimates showed Friday.

Paramount’s opening weekend of “Rings” is creeping up on about $800,000 less with $12.7 million at 2,931 locations. Stx’s launch of teen sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us” looks to show little traction with $5 million at 2,812 screens, under-performing what were modest expectations.

Fox’s awards-season stalwart “Hidden Figures” — fresh from winning a SAG Award for best cast — is heading for a third-place finish at $10.3 million at 3,401 locations. That would mean a decline of only 27% from the previous session with the total U.S. box office hitting nearly $120 million by the end of Sunday.

Universal’s second weekend of Amblin’s doggie drama “A Dog’s Purpose” is chasing fourth place with $8.8 million at 3,178 screens, declining 52% from its opening frame — which was »

- Dave McNary

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'Rings' Review: Latest Entry in Haunted-Video Franchise May Kill You With Boredom

3 February 2017 1:09 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If crap movies carried penalties for inflicting torture on audiences, then Rings would merit a death sentence. This overdose of cinematic Lunesta takes the horror out of horrorshow – and the show is lost as well, since Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez doesn't seem remotely interested in rousing anything in us besides all-consuming apathy.

Seriously, how do you screw up so bad when the source material is so fertile? Ringu, the 1998 Japanese horror movie directed by Hideo Nakata, scared audiences on a global scale with its tale of a cursed videotape »

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Exclusive: 'Rings' Star Matilda Lutz on Befriending Samara and Answering the "7 Days" Call

3 February 2017 9:55 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

"First you watch it. Then you die." It may be 15 years since Samara Morgan -- the orphan girl who was thrown down a well and now haunts a creepy, homemade movie -- spooked Naomi Watts in The Ring, but her fondness for VHS tapes remains intact in the franchise's latest installment, Rings.

This time, Italian actress Matilda Lutz is the one who watches the tape, though. Which may be the biggest difference between Lutz and the character she plays. "It's really hard for me to watch horror movies, because I'm really scared," the 25-year-old actress admitted to Et with a giggle, before quickly adding, "I did watch The Ring, though!"

Exclusive: Inside the 'Rings' Prank That Has Scared Up More Than 200 Million Views

Et: Do you remember the first time you saw The Ring?

Lutz: Yes, I was very little, and I remember, like, covering my eyes the whole time. Then I watched »

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Box Office: ‘Rings’ Scares Up $800,000 on Thursday Night

3 February 2017 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s horror movie “Rings” has opened with $800,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,155 North American locations. STX's sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us” took in a quiet $170,000 on Thursday night in its first showings.

Paramount is expanding “Rings” to 3,371 sites on Friday with muted expectations in the $10 million to $12 million range for the Super Bowl weekend as it battles the third weekend of Universal-Blumhouse’s sturdy “Split.”  “The Space Between Us,” is looking at an even more muted debut of between $8 million to $10 million at 2,812 locations.

Rings” is opening with a straight-forward pitch about an evil videotape — “First you watch it. Then you die.” Paramount is reviving the franchise 15 years after it launched “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts in a remake of a 1998 Japanese horror film. “The Ring” was a major success with nearly $250 million in worldwide box office as was “The Ring Two” with $160 million in 2005.

Rings” stars Matilda Lutz, »

- Dave McNary

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Ghost in the system: has technology ruined horror films?

3 February 2017 4:40 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Well-dwelling Samara gets streamed in Rings, an HD reboot of The Ring, yet the genre has shown that a tech update doesn’t always lead to more scares

Nearly 12 years after The Ring Two – and 15 years after The Ring and 19 years after Ringu, the original Japanese horror movie that inspired it – Rings opens in theaters this Friday. The producers, Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, have stuck around for all three American versions, but there are no holdovers from the cast and crew – no Naomi Watts, no Gore Verbinski (director of The Ring) or Hideo Nakata (director of Ringu and The Ring Two), no Ehren Kruger (screenwriter of both the first and second Americanizations). In terms of continuity, it feels like a game of telephone where the line has been severed completely and we’re not even hearing gibberish on the other end. We need to be reminded why, exactly, »

- Scott Tobias

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Why Didn't Naomi Watts Return in Rings?

2 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Paramount started moving forward with Rings in early 2015, there was talk that this project was actually a prequel to the 2002 hit thriller The Ring, which starred Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller, Martin Henderson as Noah Clay and Daveigh Chase as the iconic Samara Morgan. When shooting began just a few weeks later, director F. Javier Gutierrez confirmed that this story is actually a sequel, although none of the original cast members were brought back for this follow-up. F. Javier Gutierrez revealed in a new interview that he had actually considering bringing back Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller, but the reason it never happened may surprise you.

The Ring, which was based on the hit Japanese thriller Ringu, was a big hit at the box office, taking in $129.1 million domestically and $249.3 million worldwide from a $48 million budget. The 2005 sequel, The Ring Two, wasn't quite as successful, earning $76.2 million domestic and »

- MovieWeb

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Paul Thomas Anderson Begins Shooting New Movie with Daniel Day-Lewis

1 February 2017 5:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has begun in the U.K. on writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled new film. Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is joined in the cast by Lesley Manville, who was a BAFTA Award nominee for Best Actress for Another Year, and Vicky Krieps, whose films include A Most Wanted Man and Focus Features' Hanna. Focus holds worldwide rights to the film, and will distribute the film in the U.S. later this year with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.

The film's producers are JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna. Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007's There Will Be Blood, which earned Mr. Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Mr. Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. »

- MovieWeb

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