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The musical fantasy “Moana,” the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures, remained at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts its second week in stores, outselling three new releases that all debuted in the top 10.
“Passengers,” from Sony Pictures, debuted at No. 2 the week ending March 19 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and Npd’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
The science-fiction thriller, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, and Laurence Fishburne, is about two people who wake up 90 years too early from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship enroute to a new planet. The film earned nearly $97 million in U.S. theaters.
Another new release, Paramount’s “Fences,” debuted at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. With a domestic box office gross of just under $52 million, »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Patricia Arquette will be honored at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards next month.
The 48-year-old actress will receive the organization's Vanguard Award for her work as a longtime ally and supporter of the Lgbtq community at the Los Angeles awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on April 1.
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"Patricia Arquette embodies the critical voice needed during these times to resist against injustice and discrimination across a range of issues," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a press release. "She is a beacon of light who has consistently used her platform to advance equality across marginalized groups and to drive culture-changing conversations that move acceptance forward."
Arquette will also honor her late sister, Alexis Arquette, at the event, remembering the transgender actress' contributions to both film and the Lgbtq community.
Cameron Esposito is set to host the event »
Five years ago today, the world was introduced to Katniss Everdeen. Actually, that's not entirely true. Katniss technically debuted with the first installment of the three-part novel series in September, 2008, but it wasn't until she was brought to life by Jennifer Lawrence that society at large started their obsession. To most people, Katniss is JLaw, so it only makes sense to talk about the series on the actress' terms. It was only half a decade ago, but March, 2012 was a lifetime ago as far as the movie industry is concerned. The first Hunger Games hit theaters before #AskHerMore, before the Gender pay gap was even publicly recognized, before Patricia Arquette gave »
When you begin filming a movie, the odds are ever in your favor that you'll develop a special bond with the cast and crew. Such was the case for The Hunger Games cast who not only completed several films together, they traveled the world to support each and every installment. Whether posing on the red carpet or attending award shows together, there was chemistry and a bond between Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and more cast members that could not be denied. But as the fifth anniversary of The Hunger Games hits today, many familiar faces from the film aren't as close anymore. No, there wasn't a big feud or drama behind the scenes. Instead, it appears to be a »
Carey Mulligan is teaming up with another woman director. Two months after her latest film, Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” premiered at Sundance comes word that the Oscar nominee will star in “Collateral,” a BBC miniseries helmed by S.J. Clarkson. Deadline broke the news.
“Mudbound,” Rees’ follow-up to her Emmy-nominated TV Movie “Bessie,” earned rave reviews at Sundance and scored the the biggest deal at the fest. Netflix shelled out $12.5 million for the drama, set in the post-wwii South. The film centers on two families “pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad,” Deadline previously summarized. Along with Mulligan, the cast includes Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), Mary J. Blige (“The Wiz Live!”), Rob Morgan (“Stranger Things”), Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), and Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”).
Mulligan received an Oscar nomination in 2010 for her role in “An Education,” a coming-of-age story about a precocious teen directed by Lone Scherfig. She most recently appeared in Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette,” a period drama that depicts British women’s fight for voting rights.
“When will [the film industry] catch up with the fact that [women-centric] films do well? It’s just like what Cate Blanchett said at the Oscars. The hunger for female-driven stories is there. You just have to make the films,” Mulligan told Women and Hollywood while promoting “Suffragette.” “This shock over how these films do so well is a bit tired now. Jennifer Lawrence can open movies like any male star.”
Carey Mulligan to Star in BBC Miniseries Directed by S.J. Clarkson was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
When it comes to getting silver screen ready, it's not always about dieting. In fact, for a handful of Hollywood's most successful female action stars, fitting the part meant bulking up—in the kitchen and at the gym. Whether it was a boxing Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby or one-handed push-ups from Demi Moore's lieutenant-in-training for G.I. Jane, actresses have proven flexing their muscles can be beneficial on the big screen. For Swank, getting in the ring meant her second Oscar. Eight years later, Jennifer Lawrence blazed onto the scene yielding a bow and arrow as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, a film that remained number one at the »
Jennifer Lawrence is lying low these days...with boyfriend Darren Aronofsky. The couple was spotted out and about in New York City Saturday, spending a chilly Manhattan day at the movies before grabbing a bite to eat at an Indian restaurant. E! News has obtained exclusively photos of the couple giving each other a warm embrace before heading out for their date day. "Their relationship seems very strong and genuine," a source tells E! News, noting that they "kissed and hugged" throughout their day. The Oscar-winning actress and director saw Beauty and the Beast and then made their way to Bhatti Indian Grill. Jen bundled up in a black puffy coat and steel-colored chapeau, which she »
After 90 minutes of hip and hollow teen banter, woefully generic origin story, and molehill-posing-as-mountain-size triumph (our heroes spend half the film learning how to morph, when all that comes down to is getting their color-coordinated chintzy plastic sci-fi armor suits to snap into place), “Power Rangers” finally uncorks one of those high-flying digital-blitzkrieg action finales that was mocked in “Birdman” as the essence of blockbuster decadence. It is indeed, but to put it in movie-junk-food terms: Just because you know a sequence like this one is bad for you doesn’t mean that it’s not fun to watch.
In the battle royale that’s the big payoff of “Power Rangers,” our heroes face off against Rita Repulsa, the alien supervillain from the TV show’s first season — this is no mere retread; it’s Power Rangers classic! — who is played, by the redoubtable Elizabeth Banks, as a leering and »
- Owen Gleiberman
I’ve read a lot about Passengers since I stepped out of the theater. In it, there’s a plot point that, depending on whose critique you’re privy to, is either a well told ethical dilemma, or a rapey, agency stealing pile of garbage. With it now on Blu-ray and on-demand, it’s a discussion worth revisiting.
I tend to align with the latter. I do so because it is a rapey pile of garbage — Chris Pratt’s character wakes the woman he’s been stalking from hibernation so she can die — with him — on a spaceship. There’s almost no point arguing ethics, because the story itself barely does. The movie that surrounds that pivotal, and for some reason vital, plot device is a love story — a story of survival. And »
- Christine Makepeace
The Hollywood Film Contenders™ presents the latest entertainment news and commentary, for excellence in film, for both above and below the line. The Hollywood Film Contenders™ Team selects yearly 10 award worthy Films and Talent, from both above and below the line, in each category of filmmaking: acting, directing, producing, screenwriting, documentary, animation, cinematographer, editor, film composer, song, production design, costume design, visual effects, sound, make-up and hairstyling. There are no winners or losers, it is a non-competitive recognition. The selected Finalists are highlighted by being included in our yearly “Hollywood Film Contenders Lists,” and they will be announced at an yearly informal and intimate private industry luncheon to acknowledge their excellence. Criteria: Hollywood analysts make their projections for the Hollywood Film Contenders Lists™ based on multiple elements that are taken into consideration including advance screenings, award events and consultations with industry insiders (agents, managers, journalists, awards strategists, filmmakers, awards voters, »
Who could forget Jennifer Lawrence falling in Dior? Or the moment we were introduced to Adele Dazeem? Saturday marks National Awkward Moments Day, and in celebration of the sort-of holiday, we thought we'd highlight some of the funniest - if not most cringeworthy - celebrity moments over the years. From flubs and fails to spills (of every kind), scroll through to see 18 of them now. »
- Brittney Stephens
Earlier today, we reported that Disney's highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is on track for a huge opening weekend, with a Thursday preview gross of $16.3 million, the third highest Thursday tally ever for the month of March. While early projections had the movie earning upwards of $120 million during its opening weekend, some have it earning as much as $155 million when all is said and done. As the movie opens nationwide today, a new report claims that Disney may not have paid star Emma Watson as much as they should, for a movie of this caliber.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson was only paid $3 million up front for playing Belle, although this report claims she could earn much more if the film is as big of a hit as expected. Sources claim her payday could rise to $15 million, if the box »
From 2012 to 2016 between a couple of Oscar worthy performances Jennifer Lawrence was also one of the biggest action stars on the screen. While she’s only 26, there’s plenty of time for Lawrence to compete with Scarlett Johansson to get “best action actress” honors. Right now ScarJo is in the lead because of Ghost in the Shell and Avengers work but I think there are a few blockbusters left in Lawrence’s career as an action star. During this four year period Lawrence was in 7 films playing both characters. So the question is, Katniss Everdeen or Mystique? Which one
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen or Mystique? »
- Nat Berman
Atomica, the new film from director Dagen Merrill, is a small-scale, character-based science fiction movie about two people stranded together in a single location and learning to live with one another while they both possibly conceal secrets. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it could also describe the Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence vehicle, Passengers, from late 2016. I make this comparison not to suggest the former copied the latter—Atomica is no “mockbuster” imitation—but instead just to say that if I had to choose between Passengers and Atomica, I’d go with Atomica.
Sometime in the unspecified future, America is run solely on nuclear power by a massive corporate entity. When one of the power plants goes mysteriously offline on Christmas day, safety inspector Abby Dixon (Sarah Habel, seen most recently as a younger, hotter version of Miss Grundy on the hit CW series Riverdale) is dispatched to the »
- Patrick Bromley
Amanda Seyfried is fighting back against a website that allegedly published leaked, private nude photos of herself.
The 31-year-old actress' attorney sent a letter on Wednesday to Celeb Jihad, acknowledging that the photos feature Seyfried "either in various states of nudity" or "in intimate moments with her former boyfriend," and were meant to be private.
"These photographs are believed to have been leaked, i.e., wrongfully obtained by a third party or parties without Ms. Seyfried's knowledge or consent," the letter, which was obtained by TMZ, reads. "Your unauthorized use and distribution of the Seyfried Photographs constitutes, at a minimum, copyright infringement, violation of Ms. Seyfried’s right of privacy under applicable law, and tortious conduct under state and common law."
Watch: How Do Stars' Private Photos Get Hacked So Often?
Seyfried's attorney is demanding the website immediately remove the photos and that they preserve any evidence related to the leak.
Et has reached »
Emma Watson is pursuing legal action after dozens of her private photos were reportedly stolen and leaked online.
The “Beauty and the Beast” actress’ spokesman said the images aren’t nude photographs, but instead show the star trying on clothes.
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” her spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Variety, and original reported by BBC News. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
Watson, a Un Women goodwill ambassador, was also threatened in 2014 with a leak of nude images after delivering a speech on gender equality.
Two men — one from Pennsylvania and the other from Chicago — were recently sentenced in connection with the 2014 celebrity nude photo hack. Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and Kate Upton were among the actresses who fell victim to the iCloud hack. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
With the First Four kicking off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, Et is looking at the celebrity college basketball fans who will be rooting for their teams during March Madness 2017.
Keep reading to find out who will be on pins and needles through every buzzer beater and upset of the Ncaa Division I men's basketball tournament.
Pics: Stars Who Love Sports
1. Ashley Judd -- Kentucky Wildcats
2. Bill Clinton -- Arkansas Razorbacks
The 41st President of the United States, an Arkansas native, was governor of The Natural State before becoming commander in chief.
3. Jason Sudeikis -- Kansas Jayhawks
The Saturday Night Live alum is a Kansas native and played basketball at Fort Scott Community College on a scholarship.
4. Jay Z -- Kentucky Wildcats
The rapper is reportedly friends with Coach [link »
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Passengers (sci-fi action/romance; Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Sheen; includes on-set featurette with Pratt; available the same day as 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13) Fences (Oscar-winning period drama; Denzel Washington, Viola Davis; available the same day as Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13) Collateral Beauty (drama; Will Smith, Edward Norton; available the same day as Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13) Elle (Paul Verhoeven-directed...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Sony Pictures has confirmed Lisbeth Salander will finally return to the big screen in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The adaptation of the fourth novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series goes into production this September with “Don’t Breathe” director Fede Alvarez. Rooney Mara, who earned an Oscar nomination for playing Salander in David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” will not be back, which means all eyes are now watching closely to see which actress ends up taking on the iconic role.
Read More: ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Sets October 2018 Release Date, But Rooney Mara Won’t Be Back As Lisbeth Salander
Sony has also announced that a global casting search is currently underway to find the perfect Lisbeth Salander, while Variety is reporting that A-list names like Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are already in contention.
Part of what made »
- Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Liz Shannon Miller, Steve Greene, William Earl and Zack Sharf
It’s no secret that the cinematic X-Men universe tends to be a little confusing – you know it, I know it, and, frankly, the Merc With a Mouth knows it, too. “McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are so confusing.”
But if there’s one positive to be pulled from the convoluted heap, it’s that Fox’s prequel movies lend a new generation of acting talent the chance to portray some of the franchise’s more iconic mutants. From Professor X to Magneto, Jean Grey to Storm, it’s these younger characters that have since gone on to become the focal points of First Class, Days of Future Past and last year’s divisive X-Men: Apocalypse. And, pending contract negotiations, most, if not all of those characters will be returning for the next, as-yet-untitled X-Men movie.
- Michael Briers
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