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The hunks of Addicted may have looked confident on screen in their birthday suits, but William Levy, Tyson Beckford and Boris Kodjoe all had concerns about stripping down. The actors talk about the preparation for the intimate scenes including Tyson oiling up his behind to avoid the ashy look, and director Billie Woodruff reveals one of the actors needed a special extra large wardrobe piece to cover up.
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“Addicted” hooked audiences this weekend with a social media astute and low cost approach to movie distribution that shows you don’t have to spend more to make more.
The erotic drama about a woman who strays from the marital bed opened to $7.6 million despite opening in just 846 screens and without the kind of gaudy television marketing that most films rely on in order to draw a crowd.
“It’s an example of how big data and really understanding a marketplace can reduce the amount of unnecessary bookings and spending a film needs,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “They didn’t open in 1,000 theaters and they didn’t need to.”
Credit for the breakout success goes to Lionsgate and its label CodeBlack Entertainment, which has carved out a niche for itself distributing low-budget, African American films such as last year’s “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain. »
- Brent Lang
A Dirty Shame: Woodruff’s Erotic Fiction Adaptation Flatlines
Demurely arriving before the anticipated film version of E.L. James’ erotic fiction nonsense Fifty Shades of Grey comes the first adaptation of Zane’s 2001 novel, Addicted. Having had well over a decade to build her fan base, it’s surprising that it has taken so long for such a reality to transpire, though marketing for the title has been curiously slim considering Bille Woodruff is at the helm. Distributed by Lionsgate boutique division Codeblack, the film wasn’t screened for critics, which isn’t generally a vote of confidence. While those who know and appreciate Zane’s work, including a fan base that would appear to be mostly made up of heterosexual black women, will be curious to experience Woodruff’s film version, the only point it proves is that silliness knows no racial bounds.
Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) is a woman in trouble, »
- Nicholas Bell
The Lionsgate/Codeblack sexual, dramatic thriller “Addicted” is currently in theaters now! Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, “Addicted” stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, William Levy, Kat Graham, Tyson Beckford and Tasha Smith in a story about sex, temptation and loss. “Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive. [ Read More ]
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Billed as an erotic thriller but playing more like an R-rated daytime soap, “Addicted” marks a rare but dramatically neutered opportunity to explore a black woman’s sexuality onscreen. Based on the breakthrough novel by popular erotica author Zane, musicvid director Bille Woodruff’s adaptation bears the conflicted burden of tempting audiences with its attractive cast in various states of undress, while simultaneously trying to destigmatize the touchy topic of sex addiction. Attempts at serious sensuality in mainstream movies haven’t been a theatrical turn-on for some time now (next year’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” looks like a more significant test case), but Zane’s fan base could propel this slick, superficial yet mildly seductive drama to some frisky action in ancillary.
Arriving in theaters sans screenings for critics, the latest release from Lionsgate’s CodeBlack Films division could be glibly dismissed as “Tyler Perry’s Unfaithful,” if Perry »
- Geoff Berkshire
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns should be at their peak.
“Dracula Untold,” Universal
Moviepilot Prediction: $23 million
“Dracula: Untold” could be in a cold-blooded battle with “Gone Girl” for box office glory. Digital tracking has the movie set to bite off an impressive $23 million for the weekend.
This summer’s fantasy hit “Hercules” topped “Untold” on YouTube views by almost 12 million (with similar Buzz), but millions of views can be added to “Untold” when including Facebook video, with over a million views on one trailer post. Thanks »
- Tobias Bauckhage
Shia Labeouf publicly apologizes for spitting on a cop on the Ellen Degeneres Show and tries to explain his bad boy behavior. [E!] Amanda Bynes says her father abused her, retracted her statement and blamed it on a “microchip in [her] brain” on Twitter. [Page Six] After five years of marriage, Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Phaedra Parks calls it quits with hubby Apollo Nida. [Us Weekly] On Big Morning Buzz Live, we find out how well Sharon Leal knows her sexy Addicted co-stars Tyson Beckford, William Levy and Boris Kodjoe. That is one lucky woman. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers was fined $10k by the NFL for wearing Beats by Dre headphones. [The Big Lead] Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec »
- Taylor Ferber
Wednesday night saw the New York premiere of “Addicted,” director Bille Woodruff’s adaptation of the popular erotic novel and ubiquitous subway reading material. Written by the prolific novelist Zane (aka Kristina Roberts), “Addicted” is the story of Zoe, a happily married woman battling a compulsive sexual disorder that drives her to continually seek out men who are not her husband for all sorts of carnal encounters.
The selling point here, of course, is that the sex scenes are graphic and plentiful. So it was a little awkward for star Boris Kodjoe to watch the film with his wife.
“It’s tough. We talked about it, she read the script, she’s an amazing actress, she’s been with Denzel (Washington), Eddie Murphy, she knows what it’s about. But still, it’s awkward,” he told Variety at the premiere’s afterparty at the Jade Hotel.
Kodjoe’s wife is actress Nicole Ari Parker, »
- Michael Tedder
Addicted, the steamy novel by Zane, comes to life this weekend when the thriller hits theaters. The story follows a happily-married couple whose lives begin to unravel as successful businesswoman Zoe (Sharon Leal) is driven into the arms of another man (William Levy), a secret she tries to keep from her loving husband (Boris Kodjoe).
To celebrate this adaptation, we have a prize pack for one of our lucky readers, which includes a $25 Victoria's Secret gift card, an Addicted poster, a three-pack of Zane's novels and a Girls Night DVD Package, which includes Temptation, The Big Wedding and The Single Moms Club. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win big today.
Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.
The first clip shows Zoe's husband Jason surprising her in the shower, to make up for missing dinner that night. The second clip, on the other hand, features William Levy as her new client Quinton Canosa, who appears to be one of the temptations »
Boris Kodjoe and Sharon Leal steam up this already-steamy shower scene from the upcoming film “Addicted.” The film, also starring Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Kat Graham and William Levy, is based on the best-selling novel by Zane and focuses on one woman’s story about how a person who seems to have it all can still have temptations that lie below the surface that just might bubble up and cause havoc. The adapted screenplay is written by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash. Fathom Events and Lionsgate/Codeblack Films are offering fans of “Addicted” a one-time special live event, “Addicted: Live with Zane.” The event will take place in select theaters nationwide Thursday, [ Read More ]
The legions of fans of Zane's provocative best-selling thriller "Addicted," adapted into a major motion picture from Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) and Codeblack Films, will be treated to a unique one-night event, "Addicted: Live With Zane," the day before the film's nationwide theatrical release, it was announced today by event hosts Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Fathom Events. The three companies have joined forces to give fans an early chance to see the film and participate in a live Q&A with best-selling author Zane, Addicted stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford and William Levy and the film's director Bille Woodruff. »
- Press Release
The legions of fans of Zane’s provocative best-selling thriller Addicted, adapted into a major motion picture from Lionsgate and Codeblack Films, will be treated to a unique one-night event, “Addicted: Live With Zane,” the day before the film’s nationwide theatrical release, it was announced today by event hosts Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Fathom Events.
The three companies have joined forces to give fans an early chance to see the film and participate in a live Q&A with best-selling author Zane, Addicted stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford andWilliam Levy and the film’s director Bille Woodruff. The event will be broadcast live from the AMC Magic Johnson Theater in New York and audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter as well as hear Grammy-winning recording artist Estelle sing her latest single, “Conqueror,” featured in the film.
“Addicted: Live With »
- Michelle McCue
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
A handful of movies both big and small have shuffled around their release dates recently, so we figured we'd put together a quick guide to the new dates. So if you've been looking forward to David Ayer's tank-combat movie starring Brad Pitt, we've got some good news for you. But if you've been eagerly awaiting the Rogen and Franco vs. North Korea showdown, you're going to have to wait a little longer. And you're going to have to wait a long, long time for Godzilla 2. Addicted - October 10, 2014 Directed by Billie Woodruff Starring Kat Graham, William Levy, Boris Kodjoe Fury - October 17, 2014 Directed by David Ayer Starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal Laggies - October 24, 2014 Directed by Lynn...
- Peter Hall
A handful of movies both big and small have had their release dates shuffled around recently, so we've put together a quick guide to the new dates. Check out the new dates below, including the just-announced date for the Godzilla sequel we know you're roaring for. Addicted - October 10, 2014 Directed by Billie Woodruff Starring Kat Graham, William Levy, Boris Kodjoe Fury - October 17, 2014 Directed by David Ayer Starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal Laggies - October 24, 2014 Directed by Lynn Shelton Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell The Interview - December 25, 2014 Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen...
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The best-selling novel by Zane comes to life in the thrilling first trailer and TV spot for Addicted, which hits theaters September 5. Sharon Leal stars as Zoe, a successful woman married to a loving and caring husband (Boris Kodjoe) who gets locked into a steamy extramarital affair that could tear her life apart. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming adaptation, which co-stars Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, and William Levy.
Zoe, a successful career woman (Sharon Leal) with a loving husband (Boris Kodjoe) and two adoring children falls into a fiery extramarital affair that could be the death of her. By the time Zoe's husband discovers that she's been leading a double life, it may already be too late to save her. Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, and William Levy co-star. Based on the bestselling novel by Zane.
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Addicted comes to theaters October 10th, »
Give into temptation with Lionsgate’s upcoming provocative thriller, ‘Addicted.’ The distributor, which will release the film on October 10 in theaters, has released the drama’s first look image, poster and trailer. ‘Addicted’ was directed by ‘Beauty Shop’ helmer Bille Woodruff, and was written by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash. The thriller stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tyson Beckford, Kat Graham and William Levy. Lionsgate has released the following synopsis for ‘Addicted’: Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Watch the steamy new trailer for Addicted.
Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, the film is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion.
Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.
The post Watch The First Trailer For Lionsgate’s Addicted appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.
- Michelle McCue
The provocative and tantalizing new poster for the upcoming film, ‘Addicted,’ has been released by the drama’s distributor, Lionsgate. The seductive poster debuted in anticipation for the sexy thriller’s theatrical release on October 10. ‘Addicted,’ which warns what happens when a seemingly successful woman heads down a perilous path of desire, danger and indiscretion, was directed by Bille Woodruff. The Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash-penned thriller stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham and William Levy. Lionsgate has released the following synopsis for ‘Addicted’: Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of [ Read More ]
The post Lionsgate Entices Audiences to Become Addicted with New Film Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
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