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AFI Fest: 8 Oscar Hopefuls Will Appear on THR Indie Contenders Roundtable (Exclusive)

23 October 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

An eclectic group of eight distinguished filmmakers who did celebrated work on independent films in 2014 will appear on the AFI Fest's inaugural Indie Contenders Roundtable, presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by yours truly, on Nov. 9 in Hollywood. They are: writer/director J.C. Chandor (AFI Fest opener A Most Violent Year), writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), actress Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), actor Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), actress Michelle Monaghan (Fort Bliss), actress Kristen Stewart (Still Alice) and actress Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer). The 90-minute conversation — which will touch on the

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- Scott Feinberg

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The Best Of Me Prize Pack Giveaway

22 October 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Best Of Me – based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and starring James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato opened in theaters last week and to celebrate Wamg and Relativity are giving away a The Best Of Me prize pack. Enter below!

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best Of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend.

Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances. »

- Melissa Howland

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Matthew McConaughey honoured with 28th American Cinematheque Award

22 October 2014 4:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew McConaughey was honoured with the 28th American Cinematheque Award at the annual ceremony in Beverly Hills last night (October 21).

The 44-year-old Oscar-winning actor, who is currently promoting Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama Interstellar, was accompanied by his wife Camila Alves and two of their three young children, son Levi and daughter Vida.

McConaughey was also joined by former on-screen love interests Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon. Current Interstellar co-stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and director Nolan were also on hand at the ceremony to support the star.

Nolan took to the stage at the event - hosted by Jimmy Kimmel - to praise McConaughy's talent, enthusing: "I'm not a believer in the 'McConaissance'.

"I think Matthew's success of late is the rest of us catching up to what he's been doing. I'm very proud to know him.

"I've never worked with an actor so relentless in his »

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Nicholas Sparks On 'Best Of Me,' Working With James Marsden [Exclusive]

21 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Nicholas Sparks, who has penned a number of best-selling novels that have been adapted for the big screen, has most recently been promoting the adaptation of The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan.

Nicholas Sparks On 'The Best of Me'

In The Best of Me, Dawson (Marsden) and Amanda (Monaghan) are high school sweethearts, now in the their forties, who find themselves falling back into each others arms. Part of Sparks’ inspiration to tell this particular love story was the uniqueness of being a person in his or her 40s, a decade that exists in an inbetween of sorts.

“I just think the 40’s are a very interesting decade,” Sparks told uInterview exclusively “The 40s is like this period where you’re shifting from one to the other. At the same time, I think that brings with it all sorts of great questions. The ‘what if’ questions of life, »

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Luke Bracey Talks The Best Of Me, His Chemistry with Liana Liberato, Shooting Their First Kiss, the Point Break Remake, and More

21 October 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the best-selling novel by author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of two former high school sweethearts, Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan), who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart.  In their hometown for the funeral of their beloved friend, they are suddenly forced to face the love that they’ve never forgotten, as well as the life that got in their way.  The film also stars Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Sebastian Arcelus, Jon Tenney and Gerald McRaney. At the film’s press day, actor Luke Bracey (who plays the younger version of Dawson) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about sharing his role with James Marsden, his relatively smooth audition process for this role, the easy chemistry he had with Liana Liberato, and how much fun they had shooting the first kiss for their characters.  He also talked about simultaneously »

- Christina Radish

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Int’l Box Office Final: ‘Guardians’ Now 3rd Biggest Marvel Movie Ever

20 October 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3rd Update, 2:45 Pm (Pt): Finals are in for Guardians Of The Galaxy, the No. 1 Bollywood movie this year stateside Bang Bang, director David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl (which passed $100M stateside), the Denzel Washington action/drama The Equalizer, the animated The Boxtrolls, the Ya hit The Maze Runner, Luc Besson’s Lucy, Universal’s Dracula Untold, Fox’s sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Ice Age: The Meltdown In 3-D which debuted in China this weekend to $3.2M on 2,800 plays, and also its buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops. In addition, Warner Bros.’ just reported for its horror film Annabelle and the courtroom drama starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall The Judge, and lest we forget Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which debuted strong in the UK this weekend) and Hercules which are still playing in 17 markets. Final tallies for stateside newcomers Fox »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Final: ‘Fury’ Wins Box Office War With $23.7M; ‘Book Of Life’ At $17M; ‘Gone Girl’ $100M+; ‘Best Of Me’ $10M – B.O. Final

20 October 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update, 1:32 Pm: Fury ended the weekend at $23.7M for Sony and Qed, so it underperformed all the tracking (gee what a surprise), social media metrics, and expectations just a little. But it will likely still make money all in after its domestic, international and home entertainment run. I understand that there were significant profit participations on this one. Fox and Reel FX’s The Book Of Life closed the weekend on the high end of our estimate with $17M and will have some playtime again over the next two weekends as no new offerings are in the family zone until Big Hero 6 bows from Disney on November 7. The other newbie, Relativity’s The Best Of Me, was soft with $10M. Gone Girl is now sitting pretty at $106.7M after three weeks in release for Fox and New Regency.

The more exciting news was really in the specialty »

- Anita Busch

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Fury blasts Gone Girl from top of box office

20 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theatres this weekend.

Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in Furyblasted the film to second place. Sony's Fury captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 million.

The week's top two films are R-rated adult dramas, followed by two PG family films.

"The fall movie season is all about making the transition from PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

The animated Fox feature The Book of Life opened in third place with $17 million, followed by Disney'sAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $12 million.

"Were now in full adult movie-going »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Film Festival Group Pleads With Academy: Don't Cut Our Grants (Exclusive)

20 October 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Independent Feature Project's Ifp Festival Forum has become the latest group to protest possible cuts in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grant programs, sending a letter to the AMPAS Board of Governors asking the Academy to continue its grants and recognize “the critical role of festivals.” See photos: Zoe Saldana, Michelle Monaghan, Oscar-Winning Designers Mingle at Academy's Hollywood Costume Gala (Photos) As TheWrap reported exclusively on Oct. 9, the Academy has halted almost all of its educational, grant and internship programs and is considering cutting back or eliminating programs as it gears up to break ground on its. »

- Steve Pond

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Ranking Every Nicholas Sparks Movie Couple, from Pathetic to Passionate

20 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

While we’ve pretty much established all Nicholas Sparks films are the same, the one factor that truly sets them apart is the chemistry between the lead actors. Sure, we could watch attractive people kissing in the rain, hair blowing in the wind during a slow embrace on the sandy shores of North Carolina all day, but if the passion isn’t there, we ain’t buying it.

As the author’s latest book-to-film venture The Best of Me is currently in theaters, only time will tell where James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan fall on the spectrum of believable couples in Sparks’ movie repertoire.

Of course, not all silver screen couples can be up to par with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams‘ perfectness in The Notebook. The two couldn’t stand each other at first on set, and they were still the most heart wrenching on screen. Take note from »

- Taylor Ferber

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Box office report: 'Fury' reaps $23.5 million in a successful debut

19 October 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Fury flattened all other movies in wide release and is projected to take in around $23 million in its debut weekend in theaters. The Brad Pitt-starring World War II action-drama, set largely within the cramped confines of an M4 Sherman tank rolling across Nazi Germany, comes in at the lower end of pre-release audience tracking expectations. But it caps off a recent run of cinematic success for Pitt (a producer of the multiple Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave and star of last year’s sci-fi disaster hit World War Z). Fury also features Michael Peña, Shia Labeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Logan Lerman »

- Chris Lee

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Weekend Box Office: 'Fury' Takes #1, 'Birdman' Soars, Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' Tanks

19 October 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Fury took the #1 spot at the weekend box office with ease, bringing in $23.8 million safely topping Gone Girl despite Gone Girl's continually strong hold, this week only dropping 32.6% for $17.8 million, becoming the latest film to cross $100 million at the domestic box office. As for Fury, budgeted at $68 million, the film earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which could signal a strong hold for a couple weekends. That opening, however, fell just outside of the top ten openings for Brad Pitt, coming in 11th just behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($26.8m), which went on to make over $127 million domestically back in 2008. In third is the animated newcomer The Book of Life with $17 million. The animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro also earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and opens with almost the exact same result as Laika's The Boxtrolls, which brought in $17.2 million »

- Brad Brevet

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Top Novel-To-Screen Adaptations

19 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Adaptations from popular novels are an essential part of modern day filmmaking. Each year, some of our favourite classic novels get the backing of top Hollywood producers and our favourite fictional characters are brought to life on screen to much excitement stemming from the broad fanbases of the original novels.

One such novel, Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern, has received the big-screen treatment and will be released in UK cinemas on the 22nd October under an altered title, Love, Rosie, Starring young and popular talent such as Lily Collins and heartthrob Sam Claflin, Love, Rosie centres on Rosie and her best friend Alex who take a leap of faith, both on life and on each other, when they decide to go to the Us together to attend university. But fate has other plans for Rosie. Over the next 12 years their lives change dramatically but the connection remains.

To celebrate this exciting release, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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What's James Marsden's Best Feature? Michelle Monaghan Has a Surprising Answer

18 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Michelle Monaghan has been busy since appearing in HBO's True Detective. We sat down with the actress to discuss her thoughts on the show's mysterious second season and her new projects. In the film adaptation of the novel The Best of Me, which hits theaters this week, Michelle plays James Marsden's high school sweetheart. With all the time Michelle has spent with James lately, she's learned a lot about the hot actor. Check out our interview above to hear Michelle's thoughts on James's best quality and more. Social Share Image Source: Getty / Amanda Edwards »

- Lindsay-Miller

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What's James Marsden's Best Feature? Michelle Monaghan Has a Surprising Answer

18 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Michelle Monaghan has been busy since appearing in HBO's True Detective. We sat down with the actress to discuss her thoughts on the show's mysterious second season and her new projects. In the film adaptation of the novel The Best of Me, which hits theaters this week, Michelle plays James Marsden's high school sweetheart. With all the time Michelle has spent with James lately, she's learned a lot about the hot actor. Check out our interview above to hear Michelle's thoughts on James's best quality and more. Social Share Image Source: Getty / Amanda Edwards »

- Lindsay-Miller

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Michelle Monaghan's 11-Month-Old Son Will Be Magic Mike for Halloween

18 October 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Michelle Monaghan is dressing her baby as Channing Tatum.

There are a lot of options for adorable baby Halloween costumes, but Michelle Monaghan is getting her inspiration from Channing Tatum this year.

News: Magic Mike Is Too Hot For Women to Handle

The 38-year-old Best of Me actress told Jimmy Kimmel on October 13 that she's planning on dressing her 11-month-old boy Tommy as a little stripper.

She said, "He’s actually going to go as Channing Tatum from Magic Mike," she said. “He’s going to have a little long tie."

News: First Look at Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike' Sequel

Michelle explains her reasoning, "He's just got the body for it. What can I say?" She laughs as she says, "He's really cute. He's a big boy. He's got these defined muscles and he just, he's got blonde hair, blue eyes. He's got stripper written all over him. Sorry, it's terrible »

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The Best Of Me Review

18 October 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As with any genre, melodrama has its own artistry. Creating an emotional response in the viewer enough to cause tears, or at least for a strong connection to the main characters, is an art in itself. Done properly, melodrama can be as exhilarating as an action film, and as intense as a horror movie. Done poorly, it can make you feel at best cheated, and at worst manipulated and ashamed of wasting two hours on such a pedantic series of misadventures.

With that in mind, I must consider how to review the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel: The Best of Me. I must choose my words carefully, for you, the reader, shall make the heartfelt decision whether to spend your money on a tale of love and redemption in the Louisiana Bayou. So allow me to put this as gently as I know how: The Best of Me is bad. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Box Office: Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ Opens to $8.8 Million, Shooting for $25 Million

18 October 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brad Pitt’s World War II drama “Fury” is ruling the battlefield.

Fury” opened to No. 1 at the U.S. box office on Friday — ahead of two-time champ “Gone Girl” and newcomer “The Book of Life” — with $8.8 million. This includes $1.2 million from Thursday night showings. The tank tale looks to haul $25 million in its debut weekend.

Pitt stars as an army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Germany during the end of WWII. This is a record opening for director David Ayer, who wrote and directed 2012’s “End of Watch” and scripted “Training Day.” The movie also stars Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña.

Aside from Pitt’s star power, the $68 million production — backed by Columbia Pictures in association with Qed Intl. and LStar Capital — has the critics on its side, earning 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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Film Review: ‘The Best of Me’ is the Worst of Formulaic Romance Novelist Nicholas Sparks

17 October 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – What do you see in the compilation image below?

Yes, it’s nine films based on books by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. But look more closely.

Message in a Bottle” opened his can of worms in 1999 and 2002’s “A Walk to Remember” could only say it was based on a best-selling novel. Then, after averaging one film every 1.6 years, they’ve all been riding on the breakout hit of 2004’s “The Notebook” with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

The nine films based on Nicholas Sparks novels with the most recent in the upper left on the oldest in the lower right.

Image credit: Nicholas Sparks

Rating: 1.0/5.0

In fact, every single movie poster after “The Notebook” had to say it’s from the author of “The Notebook” or else it would have never seen the light of day. The blessing of having a hit later becomes your burden of trying to repeat it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'The Best Of Me' Review Roundup: Nicholas Sparks, James Marsden Flick Fairs Poorly With Critics

17 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Best of Me, the latest filmic adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks' love story novels, stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan as the movie's star-crossed lovers.

In The Best of Me, Marsden plays Dawson Cole, a contemplative Louisiana oil-rigger, who wants to give his life new meaning after an accident nearly cuts it short. He gets a second chance at love with childhood sweetheart Amanda (Monaghan) when a bizarre set of circumstances brings her back to him from hundreds of miles away, where she has children and a disappointment for a husband.

'The Best Of Me' Reviewed

The Best of Me follows a long list of Sparks novels adapted for the big screen. Like its predecessors, it follows a predictable formula that the majority of critics have grown more than weary of watching. Despite the contrived and dubious plot, critics still found room to praise the »

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