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40. Night Moves
Since 2006, Kelly Reichardt has found a way to reach inside of the hearts of her audiences, plucking out strings one by one with desolate re-imaginations of the American Pacific Northwest, seen through the eyes of people not so different than ourselves. With Meek’s Cutoff, she departed from her typical genre and moved in to the old west, but you could still see her stark realism, perfectly imagined on screen. Now, Reichardt has shifted gears again, this time to present day (still in the Pacific Northwest), following three environmental activists as they plan to blow up a dam. But this time, Reichardt has eschewed all sense of dry, dirty characterization for a much more flowing story where the characters emerge from their settings more fully. It’s still methodical, but somewhere in between the planning and heist itself, Reichardt’s star Jesse Eisenberg finds notes we haven’t »
The end of December is full of lists, highlighting the best and worst aspects of the year, in practically every aspect of our society, including movies. While the nation's critics have been filing their top 10 lists over the past few weeks, Forbes offers their own top 10, analyzing which Hollywood actors are the most overpaid. For the second year in a row, Adam Sandler has topped the list, "beating out" stars such as Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller. Here's an excerpt from Forbes' story, where they explain how they came up with this list.
"To compile our rundown of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actors we use earnings estimates from our Celebrity 100 list. We look at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2014, since that was the end of our time frame for the Celeb 100. We don't include animated films or movies where the actor appears in a cameo or a very small role, »
We bet Adam Sandler is less than thrilled to hold on to this title -- according to Forbes magazine, the 48-year-old comedian is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row.
To calculate the list, Forbes looked at the last three movies of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and calculated what they were paid as compared to what the movies earned. The magazine estimates that for every $1 Sandler was paid, he only returned an average of $3.20.
Photos: The 5 Most Overpaid Actors in 2012
He also recently suffered embarrassment during the Sony leaks, when emails from employees revealed that they weren't big fans of the Grown Ups star, calling his recent films "mundane" and "formulaic."
Though don't feel too sorry for Sandler. In October, he signed a deal with Netflix to produce »
Forbes magazine has released its annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors. And for the second year in a row, Adam Sandler topped the list, with his "Grown Ups 2" hit failing to compensate for the losses from "Jack and Jill" and "That's My Boy." On average, Sandler's films earned $3.20 for every $1 paid to the actor. Johnny Depp landed in second place for such failures as "The Lone Ranger" and "Dark Shadows." His films earned $4.10 for every $1 paid to the actor. And Ben Stiller took third place with $4.80 for every $1. Movies like "Tower Heist" and "The Watch" contributed the terrible numbers. Check out the full list below. 1. Adam Sandler - $3.20 for every $1 2. Johnny Depp - $4.10 for every $1 3. Ben Stiller - $4.80 for every $1 4. Ryan Reynolds - $4.90 for every $1 5. Tom Hanks - $5.20 for every $1 6. Will Ferrell - $6.60 for every $1 7. Channing Tatum - $6.70 for every $1 8. Denzel Washington - $6.90 for every $1 9. Sandra Bullock - »
Adam Sandler has topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, the second time in a row for the comedian.
Forbes’ analysts examine the last three movies the actor was in and compare those combined grosses with his or her combined paycheck. The process generates an 'investment return' figure for each star - the lower the figure, the worse value they are. Sandler came in at $3.20 for every $1 paid.
Don't think this is a snobbish list though, many others who cracked this top ten are either audience and/or critical favorites. All this indicates is that their recent run of films haven't been too kind to their market value. Here's the Top 10 list in full:
Adam Sandler: returns $3.20 for every $1 paid
Johnny Depp: returns $4.10 for every $1 paid
Ben Stiller: returns $4.80 for every $1 paid
Ryan Reynolds: returns $4.90 for every $1 paid
Tom Hanks: »
- Garth Franklin
Forbes has posted its annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, and just like last year, former funnyman Adam Sandler finds himself in the unenviable position of first place, although he did have some competition from Johnny Depp following the disappointing box office for Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger.
The list is worked out by taking the estimated salary of each star and compared it against the budget and box office takings of their previous three movies, up to June 2014. For Sandler – whose past three films were That’s My Boy, Jack and Jill and Grown Ups 2 – the return on investment worked out at $3.20 revenue for every $1 paid to the star. Here’s the full top ten:
1. Adam Sandler – $3.20
2. Johnny Depp – $4.10
3. Ben Stiller – $4.80
4. Ryan Reynolds – $4.90
5. Tom Hanks – $5.20
6. Will Ferrell – $6.60
7. Channing Tatum – $6.70
8. Denzel Washington – $6.90
9. Sandra Bullock – $9.00
10. Ben Affleck – $9.37
Still, a 3x return on investment isn’t that bad, »
- Gary Collinson
With the holiday season soft, it’s clear the 2014 domestic box office is going to wind up down from last year by nearly 5 percent. So why aren’t we hearing more groans and gnashing of teeth from Hollywood executives?
It’s because despite the downturn, the majority of the studios made money on their movies. Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony should all — to varying degrees — wind up in the black on their film slates.
The fact that 2015 has a shot to be the biggest on record is brightening Hollywood’s mood, too. Among the heavyweight films set »
- Todd Cunningham
Another year in Hollywood is rapidly coming to a close, which means it’s time to once again look back at a busy year to determine what the boldest moves in the entertainment industry were.
From a studio wasting millions of dollars on a movie no one will ever see to a network completely dismantling a daytime television staple, there was no shortage of surprises on the big and small screen, as well as in music and media.
Also Read: Top 5 Media Winners of the Year: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014
The dice don’t always favor the roller, but at »
- Wrap Staff
Adam Sandler has claimed the top slot on the Forbes list of Most Overpaid Actors — not exactly a desirable ranking to lead. And it’s even worse if you’re No. 1 for the second year in a row, a feat the “Blended” star has managed to accomplish.
The Forbes list is based on fairly simple math: It takes an actor’s earnings from his or her last three movies and compares that to their box office returns. It’s nothing more than a basic return on investment, but it speaks volumes to their positions within in the industry.
Also Read: »
- Tony Maglio
Forbes’ annual list of the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood saw comedian Adam Sandler claim the top spot for the second year in a row.
To compile the list, Forbes’ analysts examine the last three movies the actor was in and compare those combined grosses with his or her combined paycheck, generating an investment return figure for each star.
By that model, Sandler returned about $3.20 for each dollar he was paid, a result of his recent comedic outings that have failed to perform at the box office, such as his rom-com with Drew Barrymore, “Blended.”
Close behind Sandler is Johnny Depp, who returns $4.10 per dollar paid. Though Depp has ridden hit blockbusters such as the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and “Alice in Wonderland” to box office (and bank account) success, audiences hesitated to shell out for gambles such as “Transcendence,” earning him the No. 2 spot.
Rounding out the top three is Ben Stiller, »
- Marianne Zumberge
I'm curious what the consensus will be in ten to twenty years, once we look back and evaluate the movies of 2014. It seems I continually see people referring to it as either a great year or a terrible year with little in-between. Were you to judge the year on the quality of the mainstream studio features I could see where you might be disappointed. It wasn't exactly the best year for blockbuster cinema. Hell, Christopher Nolan even came out with a new big budget film and it didn't even make it onto my list of Honorable Mentions. However, you look at the mini majors and smaller distributros, studios such as A24, Fox Searchlight, Sony Classics and Open Road and things begin to perk up, but these studios don't market their films on every channel so at the end of the year when people are asking me "what movies they should »
- Brad Brevet
We have some additional news to share with you about Sony Pictures' plans for a Spider-Man universe. There’s some really interesting stuff here, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Marvel deal. This is intel on casting for several villains for the Sinister Six and Venom films that are currently in development at the studio.
The following details come from Cbm, who have come across some additional emails that they received from a source. According to them, Sinister Six was moving along nicely before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released. After that and all of the fan hate that came along with it, Sony was looking to switch things up with the possibility of including Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage in the spin-off.
Sinister Six has most likely gone through a ton of changes and drafts since then. There’s no word on whether the movie is »
- Joey Paur
This just might be Michael Keaton's year, one in which artistic inspection leads to serendipity. He's sitting in a comfortable position ahead of the Academy Award nominations, with an acclaimed performance in Birdman, where he plays an actor attempting to revive his career on Broadway. Now, thanks to an Illinois federal court judge's summary judgment on Monday, he won't have to worry about the week after the Oscars, when a jury trial was scheduled to examine what went wrong on The Merry Gentleman, his 2008 directorial debut. Read more Benedict Cumberbatch, Channing Tatum and Actor A-List on Hollywood Fame,
- Eriq Gardner
Warner Bros. has released their upcoming slate of movies for the New Year. 2015 promises to be a big one for the studio, as plenty of exciting and anticipated releases make their way into theaters throughout the next 12 months. Included in this preview are new photos and synopsis for 21 sure-fire hits, including movies such as Inherent Vice, Jupiter Ascending, Get Hard, Mad Max: Fury Road, Entourage, Magic Mike Xxl, the Vacation reboot and a whole lot more. Take a look, its going to be a blockbuster banner year:
Inherent Vice - January 9
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife »
One of the most enjoyable things about the Oscars each and every single year is that a number of overdue veterans are finally cited with their first Academy Award nominations. These nods are sometimes for career best work and sometimes almost life achievement citations, but it’s very rare that the noms aren’t actually fully deserved. This year, there are no shortage of very deserving first timers who are only a matter of weeks away from hearing their name called out at long last. As such, I wanted to give you all a look at a number of them, mostly in the major categories, though not exclusively. Here now are a dozen (well, technically more, as you’ll see in a moment) potential first time Oscar nominees for this year: 1. (Almost) The entire Best Actor field – With the exception of prior nominees Bradley Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, and Jake Gyllenhaal, »
- Joey Magidson
Entertainment One UK Ltd have released a brand new quad poster for Foxcatcher, hot off the heels of their Golden Globe nominations, which showcases stars Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Steve Carell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Age of Ultron)…
Check out the poster below:
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, »
- Gary Collinson
Celebrities will go to great lengths to remain hidden from the public eye, and the new trend seems to be going completely incognito while surrounded by hordes of thousands of potential fans. Take Channing Tatum, for example. The 22 Jump Street and Magic Mike star wanted to have fun riding the attractions at Disneyland in California, but he couldn't do so without attracting all his fans. So, he decided to ride them looking like this... When Channing Tatum is on the ride Right In Front Of You and you Dont Even Notice »
Now playing in limited release is one of my favorite films of 2014: director Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball, Capote) Foxcatcher. With career best performances and phenomenal direction, the film tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their troubled relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell). The film also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael Hall. For more on Foxcatcher, watch the trailer, read Matt’s review, or click here for all our previous coverage. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Steve Carell. He talked about the positive critical response, if he really stayed in character on set, how the outtakes of the John du Pont documentary helped him get ready for the role, and a lot more. Collider: First of all congratulations on the movie, you’re fantastic, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
It’s been picking up the critical plaudits across the film festivals and now Foxcatcher is getting closer to an official release on 9th January. Today we’ve got the brand new quad poster and the latest TV Spot…that ends with that same shot of one of our characters holding a gun.
Based on true events, Foxcatcher has that pure slow-burning psychological thriller vibe which tells the fascinating story of Olympic gold medal-winning brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and their tragic relationship with a multi-millionaire benefactor, John du Pont.
Foxcatcher opens in the UK on 9th January, 2015. Our review from the London Film Festival earlier this year can be found here. »
- Dan Bullock
Sony continues to be the front headline of every news web since the brutal hack that revealed thousands of private e-mails and information. Many of these have been about Spider-man and the future of the franchise, one that seems bleak after the disaster that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was. Shortly after that film was released, Sony announced plans for a Sinister Six movie directed by Drew Goddard and in a new set of leaked e-mails, Comic Book Movie has revealed a “wishlist” of possible actors to take on the roles.
The article reveals that Pascal and other Sony executives have discussed possible candidates for the film including Channing Tatum as Venom (something that might not happen since he is now set to play Gambit in the upcoming X-Men film, Apocalypse), Emily Blunt as Scorpia, Sean Penn as Doctor Octopus and Colin Firth as The Vulture. However, bear in mind that »
- Munir Abedrabbo
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