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Michael Roark Joins ‘Wild For The Night'; Tina Casciani Cast In ‘Bleed For This’

17 December 2014 6:29 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Michael Roark has been cast in Wild For The Night, an indie thriller directed by Benny Boom. He will play Karl, a former La street kid who is best friends with Wyatt’s (James Maslow) and works with him to search for his sister’s killer. Roark’s credits include Magic MikeDolphin Tale and TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, Stalker, Sleepy Hollow and Royal Pains. He is repped by the Kohner Agency and Principal Entertainment.

Tina Casciani has joined the cast of director Ben Younger’s Vinnie Pazienza biopic Bleed For This. She will play Heather, a love interest for boxing champ Pazienza (Miles Teller). The cast also includes Katey Sagal, Aaron Eckhart and Ciaran Hands. She recurs on the CW’s Jane The Virgin. and had guested on series including Reckless, Murder In The First, CSI and Revenge. Casciani is repped by Nu Talent, Luber Roklin and Myman Greenspan. »

- The Deadline Team

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Jk Simmons joins Tom Hiddleston on King Kong prequel Skull Island

16 December 2014 3:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jk Simmons has joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island.

He will appear alongside Tom Hiddleston in director Jordan Vogt-Roberts's King Kong prequel, reports Deadline.

The film will follow a team of explorers who venture deep into the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes.

Simmons has experienced a surge in popularity since his acclaimed appearance opposite Miles Teller in Whiplash.

Universal Pictures recently delayed Skull Island from November 4, 2016 to avoid a clash with Marvel's Doctor Strange and Fox's Trolls.

Kong: Skull Island will now arrive on March 10, 2017. »

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J.K. Simmons Joins Simian Prequel Kong: Skull Island

15 December 2014 2:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just last week, Legendary Pictures retitled their Kong prequel pic and pushed back its release by several months. While the reason for the shift in both date and title weren’t offered, it seems production is still steaming ahead. Courtesy of a Deadline report, we’ve learned that Whiplash‘s hard-hitting mentor, J.K. Simmons has signed on for a role in the renamed, Kong: Skull Island.

Simmons will be joining comic book veteran, Tom Hiddleston, for the trek to Skull Island – home to cinema’s iconic giant ape, King Kong. Set to establish an entirely separate timeline from the events of other Kong films, this rebooted take will follow a gang of explorers who decide to venture deep into the island. Apart from that simple outline, there’s no details on who precisely Simmons will be portraying.

A long-standing character actor, this year Simmons received widespread critical acclaim for his »

- Gem Seddon

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Repetition and degradation in the rhythms of ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Birdman’

14 December 2014 10:44 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


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“I’d rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was.” That’s how jazz drumming prodigy Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) sums up art and, really, life in general over an awkward dinner conversation in Whiplash. Andrew’s idolization of Charlie Parker is a touch extreme (and more than a touch apocryphal) but it’s his unfaltering adoration, even in the face of destitution and mortality, that defines the artistic dedication in Damien Chazelle’s second feature. The result of pitting Andrew’s entitled whippersnapper against the fiery temper of Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), the Shaffer Conservatory’s firebrand jazz director, Whiplash‘s prime concern is in the sacrifices of art marking and the crippling fear of complacency. It’s a »

- David Klein

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Academy Music Branch Skips 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash' Drumming Scores, Full Song and Score Entries

13 December 2014 1:31 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Academy music branch has strict rules, and had deemed ineligible for Best Original Score both the classic drum score for "Whiplash" and jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez's original 32-minute drum score for "Birdman."  The first is no surprise, as Miles Teller is drumming classic jazz pieces during the film. The Oscars are looking for original, written scores. Sanchez's score was not Oscar-worthy, it seems, because as daring as it was for Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu to score the film with drums, they were frequently interrupted by snatches of "found" classical music. Here's the rule: To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer.  Scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more. »

- Anne Thompson

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Movie Review – Whiplash (2014)

13 December 2014 1:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Whiplash, 2014.

Directed by Damien Chazelle.

Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist and Austin Stowell.


Young, talented jazz drummer Andrew is pushed to boiling point by a ferocious conductor determined to find the next great, leading to confrontations of of both psychological and physical proportions.

“There are no two words in the English language more harmful,” J.K. Simmons tells us, “than ‘good job’.”  Spoken with such uninhibited truthfulness, the mantra of Terrence Fletcher, an eccentric, hot-headed conductor with a stringent desire for perfection, has the capacity to convince us he’s right.  While many of Terrence’s methods in gaining said perfection don’t so much border the line as flat-out cross it (picture throwing a chair at a drummer for missing tempo), we can’t help but hear at least a morsel of reason in his idea that if no-one was ever pushed to be great, »

- Edward Gardiner

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New ‘Insurgent’ Trailer Shows Tris Battling Against Herself

12 December 2014 11:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The latest trailer for Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent series, answers some of the questions that were posed by last month’s teaser. But one major mystery remains: What’s in the box?

In the film, Erudite faction leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet) is hunting Divergents in the hopes of finding one who can unlock a mysterious box. It’s clear that Tris (Shailene Woodley) is the Divergent they are looking for, and the rebel group joins forces with the factionless to fight back against the oppressive regime and prevent Tris’ capture.

"Jeanine’s never going to stop coming after us," declares Four (Theo James). "It’s time we fight back."

Video: 'Divergent' Stars Answer Your Facebook Fan Q's!

The trailer shows two of Woodley’s former on-screen love interests betraying her character and working for the enemy. Ansel Elgort, Woodley’s co-star in The Fault in Our Stars, plays Tris’ brother »

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Shailene Woodley vs Jennifer Lawrence: Who’s Action-Adventure Queen? (see!)

12 December 2014 8:09 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Shailene Woodley shows off her skills in a new trailer for her upcoming movie “Insurgent,” and immediately draws comparisons with action-adventure star Jennifer Lawrence, who’s rocking it in the “Hunger Games” series. Naomi Watts joins the cast with Octavia Spencer, Suki Waterhouse and Daniel Dae Kim. Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson and Maggie Q reprise their roles. Robert Schwentke directs. [...] »

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'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Trailer Released

12 December 2014 5:59 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"It's time we fight back," Theo James' Four says in the just-released trailer for "The Divergent Series: Insurgent."

The thrilling clip, which dropped on Friday, is going to make the wait for the movie's premiere (March 20, 2015) that much longer.

Jeneine (Kate Winslet) is on the hunt in the film, which features plenty of intense action and Shailene Woodley's Tris fighting "Tris."

Photos: ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ Character Posters

The trailer also features teases of scenes with Shailene, Theo, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller and Octavia Spencer.

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Full Trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent is Here!

12 December 2014 5:10 PM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Summit Entertainment just unveiled the full trailer for its upcoming "Divergent" sequel, called "Insurgent," starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James and Miles Teller. Check it out below. Plot: War is brewing between the factions and it's up to Tris to embrace her Divergent status, no matter what she gains or loses. She's on the run from Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the hyper-intelligent and corrupt Erudite faction who's had it out for Tris as soon as the young Divergent's rebellious streak presented itself. Tris seeks refuge with the faction of Amity along with Four (James), Caleb (Ansel Elgort), Peter (Teller), and Marcus (Ray Stevenson) while they try and figure out what kinds of secrets Tris's parents were protecting. The truth is coming, but at what cost? The new movie is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and is set to hit theaters on March 20th, 2015. Trailer: »

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From Rocket Raccoon to Amazing Amy, our runners-up for 2014's best movies

12 December 2014 4:07 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It was not my intention to confuse anyone. When I published my Top Ten of 2014 yesterday, that was timed around a larger slate of other Top Ten stuff being published here, and it was timed around the delivery from the video team, and when it ran, I realized that it was going to be very odd to skip from #21, published in this piece, to the top ten, but it was also unavoidable. The truth is that, as with most years, I would have been just as happy with these ten movies as my picks for best of the year, and I am just as fond of everything on this list as I am of the films that made the top ten. Because, seriously, you don't really just have ten movies that sum up a year. For me, there are so many films that will be a huge part of 2014 for »

- Drew McWeeny

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Shailene Woodley, Theo James & Ansel Elgort Star In Trailer For The Divergent Series: Insurgent

12 December 2014 11:03 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Lionsgate has released the brand new poster, trailer and photos from The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Academy Award Winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.

Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. »

- Michelle McCue

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Chadwick Boseman, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rosario Dawson, Others Share Kisses in NY Times Shorts

12 December 2014 10:34 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Another year, another set of fun awards season-inspired short films from the New York Times. This year, the New York Times Magazine Great Performers issue paired 18 actors in 9 short films - each ending with a kiss.  The actor pairs include Chadwick Boseman & Kristen StewartDavid Oyelowo & Timothy SpallGugu Mbatha-Raw & Miles TellerRosario Dawson & Jenny Slate and others. Watch the above pairs share kisses, embedded below: »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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New poster and trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent starring Shailene Woodley

12 December 2014 10:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After debuting a brief teaser earlier in the week, Summit Entertainment has now released a brand new trailer and poster for Insurgent, the second chapter of The Divergent Series, and you can check them out right here…

The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

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- Gary Collinson

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New Insurgent Trailer Lands Online

12 December 2014 10:02 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

When last we saw Shailene Woodley’s Tris, she had temporarily thwarted the ruling ambitions of Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and was on the run with Dauntless comrade/lover Four (Theo James). Now, in Insurgent, she’s ready to take the fight to the enemy to reclaim civilisation. While the teaser for the sequel (which goes by the full, slightly cumbersome name of The Divergent Series: Insurgent) featured Woodley’s heroine and her mother (Ashley Judd) in what looked like a dream/test sequence, this new promo kicks things up several notches in terms of action, conflict, snogging, running and Miles Teller being a total douche.Jeanine, it would appear, has laid hands on a strange glowing box that seemingly holds the key to power in the dystopian society so split into factions. But a divergent is apparently needed to open it. Cue a hunt for Tris even as »

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I Can't Wait for "Insurgent!" See First Full Official Trailer!

12 December 2014 10:01 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

I enjoyed "Divergent" (see my interviews with the cast below), so now, I can't wait to see the sequel, "Insurgent!" I'm a big fan of Shailene Woodley, she anchors the first movie from start to finish. And after seeing "The Fault in Our Stars," I'm a big fan of Ansel Elgort as well! Take a look at the first full trailer of "Insurgent." The sequel comes out on March 20, 2015.

Click on the names to see my interview with the cast of "Divergent" from March of this year:

Shailene Woodley

Theo James

Ansel Elgort

Ashley Judd/Tony Goldwyn

Miles Teller/Jai Courtney

Christian Madsen/Ben Lloyd-hughes

Maggie Q/Mekhi Phifer »

- Manny

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Divergent: Insurgent Trailer: Shailene Woodley’s Hair Is As Short As Her Patience for Kate Winslet

12 December 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There are three types of conflict common to all stories: Shailene Woodley versus man, Shailene Woodley versus society, and Shailene Woodley versus herself. The first trailer for Insurgent makes sure to include all three. It also has Kate Winslet looking icy as hell, Octavia Spencer wearing the same dystopian knits she did in Snowpiercer, and Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort being way more famous than they were when they signed onto this franchise. Also, if you've read Infinite Jest, Theo James does a stunt that will remind you of the book, which, when you think about it, was also kind of a dystopian Ya novel. »

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Thrilling Full Trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

12 December 2014 9:16 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A full trailer had been released for Summit Entertainment's The Divergent Series: Insurgent. I've never read any of the books in this series, and I thought the first movie was ok. That being said, this sequel looks a lot better. This is a thrilling action-packed trailer that I'm sure fans of the franchise will enjoy. The story also seems to take a really interesting turn. 

The movie stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. Here's the synopsis:

The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must »

- Joey Paur

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Tris goes Factionless in new trailer for Divergent Series: Insurgent

12 December 2014 9:02 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

More shattered glass and train-jumping can mean only one thing: Divergent’s back!

Last time we saw her, Tris (Shailene Woodley) lost both her parents during Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) and her Erudite faction’s blood-stained overthrow of the Abnegation government.

With a handful of rebels from Dauntless, Abnegation, and Candor, Tris and Four (Theo James) have started fighting back, but they’re low in numbers. The Factionless, the rejects of the Faction system who are led by the gun-toting Evelyn Johnson-Eaton (Naomi Watts), might have a solution.

It looks like Shailene’s former movie boyfriends Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) are both supporting Erudite though Caleb (Elgort) appears to be a double agent, feeding the rebels with information about one of Jeanine’s new Divergent-related projects.

Jeanine’s looking for a certain Divergent and of course it’s probably Tris. »

- Sasha James

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Watch Tris and Jeanine Face Off in New 'Insurgent' Trailer

12 December 2014 8:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The new full-length trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent has been released, and it does a great job of showing fans a host of their favorite characters. Tris, played by Shailene Woodley, is of course the star — running with guns, jumping off buildings, kissing Four, getting captured and being forced to fight herself.  It's a thrilling clip featuring Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Four (Theo James), Caleb (Ansel Elgort), Peter (Miles Teller) and more as the Erudites gain power and the Divergents and their allies fight back.  Read more Watch First 'Insurgent' Teaser Trailer Starring a Distraught Tris and

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- Lorena O'Neil

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