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Mario Lopez Kisses and Tells, Shonda Rhimes Addresses the Haters + More of Today’s First Dibs

20 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Mario Lopez confesses to hooking up with a major pop star, Shonda Rhimes speaks about people hating on her shows, Royal Baby no. 2 has an official due date, and more First Dibs.

Shonda Rhimes addresses the backlash to the “gay scenes” in her shows. [E!] Mario Lopez admits to having a one night stand with Britney Spears. [Cosmopolitan] Kate Middleton’s second baby is due in April. [Us Weekly] Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa‘s audition tape surfaces online. [Time] Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity Blunt are expecting their first child. [Et] Peyton Manning breaks the record for touchdown passes previously held by Brett Favre. [Hollywood Life] Glee star Matthew Morrison married girlfriend of three years Renee Puente over the weekend. [Access Hollywood] Investors offer $2.2 billion to buy Reebok from Adidas. [Sole Collector] Get a first peak of Alexander Wang’s H&M collection. [Us Weekly] On Big Morning Buzz Live, Leighton Meester spills on the strangest gossip she’s ever heard about herself. »

- Taylor Ferber

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IFC takes Good Kill

18 October 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

IFC Films has acquired Us rights to Andrew Niccol’s highly regarded drone film starring Ethan Hawke and January Jones. Separately monterey media has taken Like Sunday, Like Rain.

Niccol directed Good Kill from his screenplay about a former fighter pilot who struggles with the morality of his new role as part of a drone strike team under orders from the CIA.

Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood and Jake Abel round out the key cast.

Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage Pictures produced with Mark Amin of Sobini Films. CAA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with IFC Films and Voltage handles international sales.

Good Kill premiered in Venice and received its North American premiere in Toronto.

Separately, monterey media has taken all Us rights to Like Sunday, Like Rain from F J Productions and B B Film Productions.

Frank Whaley wrote and directed the film starring Leighton Meester and Debra Messing about an au pair »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Charlie Sheen Calls Off Engagement, Russell Brand Is Threatened with Arrest + More in Today’s Last Lap

17 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Charlie Sheen says “I don’t” to his fiancé, Russell Brand is kicked off Fox News’ property, Misty Upham died at 32, and more in today’s Last Lap.

Charlie Sheen calls it quits from former adult film star Brett Rossi just weeks before their wedding. [Et] Russell Brand was threatened with arrest after filming outside the Fox News building in New York. [Independent] August: Osage County actress Misty Upham died at 32. Her cause of death is currently unknown. [EW] Attention Lost fans: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje aka Mr. Eko is joining Game of Thrones. [Vulture] If you didn’t catch Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon’s “Breakdance Conversation” on The Tonight Show, you need to now. Kevin Hart tried to save a woman’s job as a bus driver after she was fired for taking a seflie with him. [Bet] Dane Cook throws shade at Jessica Simpson and her love making. [Fish Wrapper] True Blood star Ryan Kwanten visits sick kids in his hometown, »

- Taylor Ferber

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Leighton Meester Chats About Making an “Adorable” New Movie with Husband Adam Brody

17 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Former O.C. star Adam Brody wed ex-Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester in February, wowing fans who grew up with the teen dramas. Today on Big Morning Buzz Live, Meester opened up about working with her new hubby in a flick aptly called Life Partners.

Before you get too excited, the couple won’t be taking their real-life chemistry to the screen. They actually play adversaries, as Meester’s character tries to remain close with her best friend (Gillian Jacobs), who’s engaged to Brody’s character. Watch the video above to find out about the film and all of Meester’s milestones from 2014.

Remember to watch Big Morning Buzz Live weekday mornings at 9/8C. »

- Rahsheeda Ali

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The Judge review: Robert Downey Jr coasts in muddled melodrama

17 October 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: David Dobkin; Screenwriter: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque; Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Jeremy Strong, Vincent D'Onofrio; Running time: 141 mins; Certificate: 15

Robert Downey Jr's career resurgence has been a joy to behold. Without it, we wouldn't have his wry, nuanced, endlessly charismatic Tony Stark, and without Tony Stark we wouldn't have the Marvel Cinematic Universe which has, on the whole, been nothing but good news for comic book movies and the audiences that love them. But Downey hasn't shown much range over the past five years of near-relentless Starking, and The Judge looks ostensibly like a breath of fresh air, his first "serious" role since Joe Wright's little-seen The Soloist in 2009.

But what's most disappointing about David Dobkin's drama, which weaves an engaging but hackneyed web of paternal strife and small-town crime, is just how unsurprising every moment of Downey's performance is. He plays city slicker Hank Palmer, »

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Leighton Meester Calls Ex-Boyfriend a "Joker," Says "Stupid" Split Inspired New Album Heartstrings

16 October 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Step aside, Taylor Swift! Leighton Meester alluded to a "stupid" breakup during an intimate performance and Q&A at the Apple Store in Soho, NYC on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Gossip Girl alum, promoting the release of her new album, explained to the crowd why she titled the record -- and its eponymous single — Heartstrings. "The song 'Heartstrings' is really special to me," said Meester, 28, who looked pretty after being primped by DreamDry and Caption Nails. "It's really more of a very visual: It represents the feeling of the [...] »

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Ben Barnes & Leighton Meester Get Gritty in First 'By the Gun' Trailer

15 October 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You want in this family, you gotta pay the price." After starring in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, actor Ben Barnes hasn't had the best luck with his film choices. He's the lead in the continuously delayed The Seventh Son, and he seems stuck in a rut if forgettable fantasy or sparsely seen films. Maybe there's a chance that could change with By the Gun, a gritty crime thriller set in Boston that sees Barnes entering the world of the Italian mafia. Leighton Meester doesn't seem to be offering much here though, especially with one particularly terrible line delivery on display that we hope is fixed in the final cut. Watch? Here's the first trailer for James Mottern's By the Gun, originally from Yahoo: By the Gun is directed by James Mottern (Trucker) and written by Emilio Mauro. Nick Tortano (Ben Barnes) is a smooth-talking, ambitious criminal from the streets of Boston. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: First Trailer For Crime Pic 'By The Gun' Starring Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel & Toby Jones

15 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Every now and then a bunch of people get together to make a movie and it lands on our doorstep with little to no warning, and such is the case with "By The Gun." We sorta didn't even know this existed, and frankly, given the names involved, we thought this would've appeared on our radar sooner. Guess not, but at any rate, the first trailer is here. Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel, Toby Jones, and that guy from "The Town" all star in this French/Italian production of a Boston-based story about a young Italian American kid named Nick. He falls in with the aging Boston mafia and restores the organization to its former, fearsome glory. But of course, his rise to the top can only be followed by the inevitable fall, and he won't be able to escape his actions. The real question is whether or not "By The Gun »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Susan Downey Talks The Judge, Radical Changes in Developing the Script, Sherlock Holmes 3 Status, Pinocchio, Yucatan, and More

14 October 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director David Dobkin’s The Judge.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies such as Wedding CrashersFred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey.  The film also stars also stars Vera FarmigaBilly Bob Thornton,Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy StrongDax ShepardLeighton MeesterKen HowardDavid KrumholtzBalthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare.  For more on The Judge,watch the trailer or these eight clips. At the recent Los Angeles press »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Box Office Mojo: The Case of the Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of a Website

13 October 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Box Office Mojo is back – and how tons of information online can vanish when you least expect it By now, everyone who cares about movie box-office information is aware that the website Box Office Mojo, the Web's premier source of box-office news and data, is back online after disappearing for much of Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014. During that period of total silence, Twitter was abuzz with speculations — a technical glitch? A hacker attack? An alien invasion? — lamentations, and eulogies. For a brief while, the ever-reliable (sarcasm) Wikipedia referred to Box Office Mojo in the past tense. How did it all happen? Well, some time on Friday, journalists, bloggers, and box-office aficionados noticed that Box Office Mojo was being redirected to an Internet Movie Database page featuring the latest box-office information — which, on that site, isn't either much "latest" or much information at all. But why would Box Office Mojo be redirected to the IMDb? »

- Andre Soares

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Film Review: Inauthentic ‘The Judge’ Guilty of a Stale Confrontation

11 October 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Here comes “The Judge,” here comes “The Judge.” That 1960s catchphrase gets new meaning in the film featuring Robert Downey Jr. and veteran Robert Duvall, in a angry generational face-off that makes little sense and provides a stiff courtroom drama that felt like bad TV.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

This is supposed to be a platform for two great film actors, Downey and Duvall, to troll for Oscar nominations in a familiar Daddy-doesn’t-love-me-because-he’s-an-angry-guy story. There is nothing authentic about the reasons regarding their disdain for each other, except the type of misunderstandings that could have cleared up with one phone call. The centerpiece courtroom sequence, in which Lawyer Downey must defend Judge Duvall, was the height of fall-into-place narrative convenience, and should never have gone to trial – but the prosecutor character played by Billy Bob Thornton (naturally) has it in for the arrogant Downey. It all concludes with a tacked-on hackneyed ending, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Judge Trailer Will Pull You Into The Theater

10 October 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Judge is hitting on October 10th, and the cast alone should get you to theaters. Robert Downey Jr., who brought a certain gravity to the charm of Iron Man, which has helped make those films so successful, returns to a more dramatic role. As Hank Palmer, Downey Jr. finds himself in the middle of several emotional tangles when he has to return to the small town he left for New York City, and is forced to reconnect with his estranged father (Robert Duvall). That would make for a rough enough time out from Hank’s life as a big time attorney, but Hank not only has to interact with his father, he has to defend him in a murder trial.

Oscar-winner Robert Duvall plays a veteran judge with over forty years on the bench, who is obviously a prominent member of the community. A car accident seems not to have been all that accidental, »

- Marc Eastman

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Sound Off: Rdj in David Dobkin's 'The Judge' - What Did You Think?

10 October 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Defend your Honor. Now playing in theaters nationwide is David Dobkin's (Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up, Fred Claus) dramatic turn The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. Rdj plays a city lawyer named Hank Palmer who returns to his small hometown where his father is suspected of murder. He then gets involved in the case and sets out to discover the truth. The ensemble cast includes Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard and Leighton Meester. So how is the film? Smart change of pace for Dobkin or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on The Judge. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, »

- Alex Billington

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Why You Should Postpone Seeing The Judge in Theaters

10 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Robert Downey, Jr. puts on an amazing performance — and looks as handsome as ever — in The Judge. But if depressing (and cliché) movies aren’t really your thing, you may want to wait to Redbox this one.

In the film, a big-city lawyer (Downey) returns to his small town roots and estranged family, including his father, wonderfully played by Robert Duvall. One thing to note is that while it’s definitely not as corny as the trailer lets on, it’s still a little corny. The cast is rounded out by Jeremy Strong (who is heart-wrenching as Downey’s youngest, mentally impaired brother), Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shepard, and Leighton Meester.

Fantastic cast aside, here are the most important things you should know about The Judge before buckling in for a 2.5-hour emotional roller coaster.

Jack Nicholson turned down the lead role.

After Downey was already committed to the project, »

- Taylor Ferber

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Movie Review: The Judge

10 October 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Judge is a film that is all about the pain and joy of family – mostly pain. Sure it is also about a prominent local judge in a small town who is accused of murder as well. It is also about how a hot-shot, big city lawyer rides into town to defend the judge (who also happened to be the lawyer’s father) in a backwater district. Mostly though, this film is about family; reconnecting and acceptance of who we all are as people that happen to find ourselves stuck with a group of “others” called family.

The film is directed by David Dobkin who is best known for directing Shanghai Knights (2003), Wedding Crashers (2005), and The Change-Up (2011). The Judge was primarily written by Nick Schenk who wrote Gran Torino (2008) and not too much else, with assistance from Dobkin and Bill Dubuque (this is Dubuque’s first credit).

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- Steven Gahm

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The Judge | Review

9 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

I Never Served Time For My Father: Dobkins’ Middling Melodrama

Groaning beneath the weight of its desperate grandstanding for awards consideration, David Dobkins’ The Judge launches a continuous covey of clichés at you as it vacillates between middlebrow familial melodrama, murder mystery, and half-baked courtroom drama. Dobkins is indeed a curious name at the forefront of such material, having rested comfortably in mind numbing studio comedies for the last decade (to be fair, his Wedding Crashers seems to have a sizeable fan base, though the same can’t be said for his last feature, The Change Up, 2011). Not surprisingly, he’s not very adept at crafting this type of material effectively. At a horrendously bloated running time of nearly two hours and twenty minutes, the film could have felt more potentially rewarding sans less cutesy subplots, with a tighter focus on the volatile father/son relationship upon which the crux »

- Nicholas Bell

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Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall Talk The Judge, the Rehearsal Process, Making the First Team Downey Movie, Their First Day on Set, and More

9 October 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director David Dobkin’s upcoming drama, The Judge.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies such as Wedding CrashersFred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey.  The film also stars also stars Vera FarmigaBilly Bob Thornton,Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy StrongDax ShepardLeighton MeesterKen HowardDavid KrumholtzBalthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare.  For more on The Judge,watch the trailer or these eight clips. At the recent Los Angeles press day, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New Stills and Behind-the-Scene Photos from The Judge Released

8 October 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow drama “The Judge” will soon enthrall moviegoers when it comes to theaters Oct. 10. We’ve been given some new stills and behind-the-scenes photos from the film; check out the stills in the gallery below! “The Judge,” is directed by David Dobkin and written by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque (with the story by Dobkin and Schenk). The film is chock full of stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O’Hare. “The Judge” focuses on a lawyer who has  [ Read More ]

The post New Stills and Behind-the-Scene Photos from The Judge Released appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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But Where's McKinnonc

8 October 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Magnolia sent over this trailer for Life Partners (VOD on 11/6) and lists the cast as Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Kate McKinnon and Gabourey Sidibe. I watch the trailer and, unless I'm blind, I'm not seeing McKinnon. McKinnon is one of the best things about "Saturday Night Live" right now and has recently landed a small role in The Nest with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and will also be providing voice work for the Angry Birds movie. I'm curious to see where she can take her career beyond "SNL" because so many SNLers get trapped into making crappy little comedies and then falling by the way side while I think McKinnon just might have something more to offer than amazing Billy Jean King impressions. So here's the trailer for Life Partners, in which I assume McKinnon probably has a very brief cameo role, I just wish we could »

- Brad Brevet

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Giveaway: Win from 'The Judge' Starring Robert Downey Jr.

8 October 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you think visiting your hometown during the holidays is rough, at least your parents aren't accused of committing murder! That's the premise behind this fall's drama The Judge, which teams Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in one of this year's most talked about and anticipated awards-season outings. You don't have to go home to experience all the drama and emotion that comes with it. In theaters October 10, we're celebrating the release of The Judge with a cool new giveaway, with branded prizes that will be perfect for your next road trip. We've got a locker room pullover, a bucket hat, a T-shirt, a duffle bag and more, and they're all yours for the winning. Continue reading for how you can enter and take these items home today. Just be sure to share them with your parents!

Enter for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

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- MovieWeb

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