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Tdkr Murderer Gets Life for One of Worst Mass Shootings in U.S. History

7 August 2015 7:55 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Holmes: 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooter 'The Dark Knight Rises' mass shooter James Holmes gets life in prison James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a July 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, in the Greater Denver area, has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Some had been expecting that Holmes would get the death penalty. According to Mother Jones, the jury deliberated for less than seven hours. The Aurora tragedy is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. As of Feb. '15, pre-trial expenses in the case against James Holmes cost state taxpayers $5.5 million. The trial itself was expected to cost several million dollars more. Following the verdict, Colorado Democratic Rep. Jovan Melton tweeted about the jury's decision and the death penalty in his state: Today's verdict proves again that the Death Penalty is arbitrary. »

- Zac Gille

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Failing to Realize The Lego Movie Was the Exception, Not the Rule, Hollywood Begins Developing a Pez Dispenser Movie

3 August 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Hollywood is learning the wrong lesson from the success of The Lego Movie. In this case, it's not "make a charming action comedy about the joy of creativity," but instead, "Make a film about pieces of plastic that people have heard of" — which, in fairness, is much easier. The most recent news comes via Deadline: Envision Media Arts is developing an animated movie based on Pez dispensers, which the company's CEO promises will feature "a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many." It's the latest instance of the post–Lego Movie rush to adapt every last beloved pop-culture concept to the screen — see also the Settlers of Catan movie and the emoji movie. However, we can take solace in the Transformers-era trend of optioning toys, which gave us things like the Taylor Lautner Stretch Armstrong movie and Ridley Scott's Monopoly. Which is »

- Nate Jones

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Adam Sandler calls the controversy over Ridiculous Six's Native Americans a "misunderstanding"

21 July 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adam Sandler thinks that the controversy surrounding his Netflix original movie The Ridiculous Six is simply a "misunderstanding".

The Western comedy has garnered significant press attention in the wake of Native American actors walking off the set over script objections.

The Ridiculous Six apparently includes comedic gags such as a woman urinating while smoking a peace pipe, a scene which angered local extras.

The comedian has now assured The AP that his movie will actually be a positive portrayal of Native Americans.

"It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up," Sandler insisted.

The Ridiculous Six is the first in a multi-film agreement between Sandler and Netflix.

Aside from Sandler, the movie features Vanilla Ice, Will Forte, Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Taylor Lautner, Whitney Cummings and Terry Crews.

Netflix premieres The Ridiculous Six on December 11. »

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Adam Sandler Addresses 'The Ridiculous 6' Walk Out by Native American Actors

20 July 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Adam Sandler is currently promoting his new movie "Pixels," but while he's talking to the press, the press is asking about another one of his projects: "The Ridiculous 6." That's the name of his Netflix comedy, which has an all-star cast and premieres December 11. You may recall the controversy over how Native Americans are depicted in the movie; about a dozen Native actors and actresses, and the cultural adviser, walked off the set in April, sharing their complaints. Netflix issued a statement standing by Sandler and the movie, and now the actor/producer is weighing in himself.

"It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up," he told The Associated Press on the red carpet for the world premiere of "Pixels." Sandler, who also co-wrote the script, called the movie 100 percent pro-American Indian.

Fans can judge for themselves (or skip the movie entirely) this December. »

- Gina Carbone

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Adam Sandler on 'Ridiculous 6' Controversy: 'Just a Misunderstanding'

19 July 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Three months after Native American extras stormed off the set of Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous 6 over what they considered culturally offensive humor, the actor has commented on the controversy. At the red carpet premiere for Sandler's new movie Pixels, he was asked about the incident and whether the Western comedy stereotyped Native American culture. "It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out, it will be cleared up," Sandler told The Associated Press.

"I talked to some of the actors on the set who were there »

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Adam Sandler: ‘Ridiculous Six’ Racism Controversy Was ‘Just a Misunderstanding’

19 July 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Sandler is finally addressing the controversy that surrounded his Netflix project “The Ridiculous Six” after about a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of the movie in April.

The actors complained of racist jokes against Native Americans, but, finally speaking on the issue at the premiere of his upcoming movie “Pixels,” Sandler said he wasn’t trying to offend anyone.

“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler told the Associated Press.

The comedian also called “Ridiculous Six” a “pro-Indian” movie.

“I talked to some of the actors on the set who were there and let them know that the intention of the movie is 100% to just make a funny movie,” he told ScreenCrush. “It’s really about American Indians being good to my character and about their family and just being good people. There’s no mocking of American »

- Alex Stedman

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Taylor Lautner -- I Didn’t Quit My Day Job to Be a Photog

8 July 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

No offense to photogs, but Taylor Lautner ain't one of you -- or as Twain would put it ... reports of the "Twilight" star's career dying have been greatly exaggerated.  Sources close to Taylor tell TMZ ... everyone got the wrong idea when he was seen with a professional grade camera during a Nicki Minaj performance in London. We’re told he was being swarmed by fans in the VIP area and security thought it would be »

- TMZ Staff

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' and 'Ridiculous Six' Get Netflix Release Dates

7 July 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the world's leading Internet TV network is available, and on the same day in select U.S. theaters. U.S. film distribution company Bleecker Street will partner with Netflix to distribute the film to theaters.

The Ridiculous Six will be the first of four Adam Sandler films available only on Netflix. The film stars Adam Sandler (Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables 3, The Longest Yard), Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Wedding Ringer), Taylor Lautner (Grown Ups 2, The Twilight Series), Rob Schneider (50 First Dates, Grown Ups »

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Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for Beasts Of No Nation, Pee-wee, and More Original Films

7 July 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Many were understandably wary about Netflix getting into the original series game. The Golden Age of Television was alive and kicking, but could a streaming service really provide formidable competition in that arena? They could indeed, as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black quickly took off, and now with a number of original shows under its belt, Netflix is expanding into original films—and it’s probably best not to underestimate them this time. Today, Netflix announced premiere dates for a number of highly anticipated original features. The child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation, from director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and starring Idris Elba, was acquired by the streaming giant in March, and it will debut in all Netflix territories and in select theaters on October 16th of this year. The prestigious drama is getting a theatrical release in addition to the streaming release in order to qualify for awards recognition, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Netflix sets release dates for first original movies

7 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bleecker Street to partner with Netflix to distribute Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation theatrically.

Netflix has announced that the rollout of its original film initiative will begin with Beasts Of No Nation, the new film written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) starring Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom).

The film will debut on October 16 worldwide on Netflix in all territories where the internet TV network is available and on the same day in select Us theatres.

Andrew Karpen’s New York-based Bleecker Street will distribute the film theatrically. The deal builds on the relationship between Karpen and Fukunaga from the days when the former was co-ceo at Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre distributor Focus Features.

Bleecker Street, backed by 5-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava, has established early ties with the entertainment world’s digital titans. It will serve as theatrical distributor on Elvis & Nixon, which [link=co »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Idris Elba's Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six get Netflix dates

7 July 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You'll be able to watch new movies from Idris Elba and Adam Sandler before the end of the year on Netflix.

The streaming giant announced today (July 7) that it will begin rolling out original films beginning with Elba's Beasts of No Nation on October 16.

Beasts of No Nation - which is directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga – tells the story of child soldiers and their charismatic-yet-brutal leader at war in a West African nation.

Coming up on December 11 will be The Ridiculous Six, the first of Netflix's multi-picture deal with comedy legend Sandler.

Ridiculous Six stars Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Steve Buscemi, Terry Crews and Will Forte in a Western adventure-comedy about an outlaw who was raised by Native Americans.

The movie has attracted considerable controversy for what some have deemed to be a disrespectful depiction of Native Americans.

Netflix has also offered updates on its other upcoming features, including the highly-anticipated Crouching Tiger, »

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Netflix Sets Dates for Idris Elba's Beasts, Ridiculous Adam Sandler Flick

7 July 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Child soldiers, bumbling cowboys, martial arts masters and an odd ’80s icon are coming your way starting in October, Netflix announced Tuesday.

The streaming video service released dates for a spate of original movies, starting with the Idris Elba-starring Beasts of No Nation on Friday, Oct. 16.

Related | BBC America Slates Luther Season 4

Beasts, based on Uzodinma Iweala’s novel, tells the story of Agu (played by newcomer Abraham Attah), who is ripped away from his family and forced to fight in an African country’s civil war. Elba (Luther) plays Comandant, the warlord who mentors Agu. The actor also produced the film, »

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Netflix Announces Release Dates for Idris Elba’s ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ Adam Sandler Comedy

7 July 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix will roll out a batch of new movies this year, including Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and “The Ridiculous Six” with Adam Sandler, as it tries to establish itself as a force in the feature film business.

With a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about child soldiers, “Beasts of No Nation” is looking to generate awards heat, scoring a key Oscar contender berth on October 16, 2015. It will go head to head with other awards hopeful “Bridge of Spies,” a Cold War thriller from Steven Spielberg, the horror film “Crimson Peak” and the family film “Goosebumps.” Idris Elba stars in the film, which Fukunaga, hot off “True Detective,” directs. It set off a bidding war that saw Netflix shell out $12 million for the rights.

The film debuts worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the internet platform is available, and on the same day in whichever U.S. theaters will play it. »

- Brent Lang

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Netflix Dates Beasts Of No Nation And Others In First Feature Film Slate

7 July 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the modern phenomenon of binge-watching and bringing Oscar-caliber actors to the small screen, Netflix is now setting its sights on feature programming. Today, the streaming giant has firmed up plans to release its first sequence of theatrical-quality pics, including Beasts of No Nation and The Ridiculous Six.

Beasts of No Nation, directed by True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga, will be released on Netflix and in select theaters on October 16. The award-tipped drama focuses on a child soldier (Abraham Attah) stolen away from his family and recruited into a civil war effort under the brutal tutelage of a warlord (Idris Elba). Its day-and-date theatrical and streaming bow will qualify the pic for Oscar attention, which had been a worry after the major theater chains boycotted the film over concerns that Netflix wasn’t honoring the typical route for theatrical releases.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Netflix Announces First Original Film Slate

7 July 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has locked down its plans to release its first batch of theatrical releases starting with "True Detective" first season and "Jane Eyre" helmer Cary Fukunaga's child soldier drama "Beasts Of No Nation" on October 16th.

Idris Elba stars in the film about a child soldier (Abraham Attah) torn from his family and pressed into fighting a civil war in an African country. The project will be released day-and-date on both the streaming service and in select cinemas through distributor Bleecker Street, which will allow the film to qualify for awards season consideration.

Next up will be Adam Sandler's comedy western "The Ridiculous Six" which also stars Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and Nick Nolte. It hits on December 11th.

Third is "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," the upcoming sequel to the martial arts fantasy classic. Originally aiming for release late August, »

- Garth Franklin

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Taylor Swift Grabs an La Lunch With Selena Gomez

16 June 2015 8:09 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez went out to lunch together in West Hollywood, CA, on Tuesday. Taylor and Selena have been friends for years despite the duo sharing an ex, Taylor Lautner. Taylor and a few of her friends have dated the same guys in the past, but it seems her crew is just as strong as ever. She spent the weekend with pals, including boyfriend Calvin Harris, dining out at the Plan Check Kitchen and Bar after celebrating Jaime King's baby shower. Selena, meanwhile, was named the newest ambassador for Pantene and will debut her new song, "Good For You," on June 22. »

- Lauren-Turner

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‘Empire,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ & ‘Insurgent’ Among 2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

10 June 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7″ lead the 2015 Teen Choice Awards nominees with five noms each. “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” are also making a big splash with four nominations at this year’s awards show.

The first wave of nominees were released this week, thanks to more than 500,000 fans heading to Twitter to unlock the nominations. Continued voting for more categories is now open on TeenChoice.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with fans able to vote once each day per category on the website, or by posting to social media with a category-specific hashtag (see below) with their nominees’ names until June 26.

Additional nominees, plus the host, performers and presenters, will be announced later.

The Teen Choice Awards, which celebrates pop culture icons in TV, film, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the Web, airs live at 8 p.m. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Double take: Angelina, The Rock and 16 more stars with their stunt doubles

8 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We nearly did a double take when we saw an image of Tom Hardy's stunt double on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Stuntman, actor and dead-ringer to Hardy, Jacob Tomuri shared snaps of himself with the 37-year-old star on his Instagram page after completing scenes for George Miller's fourth instalment of the post-apocalyptic drama.

So proud of this guy. Never scared to bring something new. Brilliant man. Brilliant Actor. #madmaxfuryroad #tomhardy #jacobtomuri #stuntdouble

A photo posted by Jacob Tomuri (@jaketomuri) on May 14, 2015 at 6:11pm Pdt

We're seeing double as we bring you more stars and their stunt-performing shadows below:

1 and 2. Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto

Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto film a fight scene for Star Trek Into Darkness, as their stunt doubles wait on standby.

3. Emilia Clarke

On Set ! !!!! Rosie Mac Official Daenerys Double for #GameOfThrones Season 5

A photo posted by Actress Model Dancer »

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Cuckoo: How it became BBC Three's biggest show

27 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

In 2012, it became BBC Three's biggest ever sitcom, and in 2015, a third series was announced - but the path to success for Cuckoo has been far from smooth.

After a first series delivered record-breaking ratings, the show lost its star (more on that later) - but it emerged rejuvenated two years on, its second run charming audiences all over again.

Cuckoo - the story of an eccentric bohemian who infiltrates a straight-laced, middle-class family - was devised by writing partnership Robin French and Kieron Quirke as a vehicle for a Us comedian.

When the project materialised, American actor and comic Andy Samberg was cast in the title role, alongside a cast which included Greg Davies as the uptight Ken and Helen Baxendale as his wife Lorna.

BBC Three was on a hot streak at the time, with the Cuckoo series premiere beating a ratings record only set the previous month »

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Cuckoo: How a Rob Schneider pilot became BBC Three's biggest show

27 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

In 2012, it became BBC Three's biggest ever sitcom, and in 2015, a third series was announced - but the path to success for Cuckoo has been far from smooth.

After a first series delivered record-breaking ratings, the show lost its star (more on that later) - but it emerged rejuvenated two years on, its second run charming audiences all over again.

Cuckoo - the story of an eccentric bohemian who infiltrates a straight-laced, middle-class family - was originally devised by writing partnership Robin French and Kieron Quirke as a vehicle for Us comedian Rob Schneider, who was contemplating a move to the UK.

When the project finally materialised, Schneider was no longer attached - with another American actor and comic, Andy Samberg, cast in the title role, alongside a cast which included Greg Davies as the uptight Ken and Helen Baxendale as his wife Lorna.

BBC Three was on a hot streak at the time, »

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