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‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards

Hollywood publicists have nominated the teams behind Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Universal’s “Get Out,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award.

The awards will be presented on March 2 by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The television award nominees went to Gregg Brilliant for “Better Call Saul”; Erica Tarin for “Feud: Bette and Joan”; Kristen Hall for “Star Trek: Discovery”; Denise Godoy for “Stranger Things 2”; and Erin Moody for “The Orville.”

Press award nominations went to Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum, along with Lindsey Bahr of AP, Eliza Cost of Entertainment Tonight, Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline, and Steven Weintraub of Collider.

International media award nominees are Nelson Aspen (Australia), Janet Nepales (Philippines), Jami Philbrick (China), Gill Pringle (Australia
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards

‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards
Hollywood publicists have nominated the teams behind Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Universal’s “Get Out,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award.

The awards will be presented on March 2 by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The television award nominees went to Gregg Brilliant for “Better Call Saul”; Erica Tarin for “Feud: Bette and Joan”; Kristen Hall for “Star Trek: Discovery”; Denise Godoy for “Stranger Things 2”; and Erin Moody for “The Orville.”

Press award nominations went to Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum, along with Lindsey Bahr of AP, Eliza Cost of Entertainment Tonight, Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline, and Steven Weintraub of Collider.

International media award nominees are Nelson Aspen (Australia), Janet Nepales (Philippines), Jami Philbrick (China), Gill Pringle (Australia
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Stronger – Review

(l-r) Jake Gyllenhaal, Miranda Richardson, and Tatiana Maslany, in Stronger.

Photo credit: Scott Garfield. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions ©

“Boston Strong” is the phrase that came out of the remarkable, resilient response of the people of Boston after the terrorist bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. “Boston Strong” spirit sparked admiration across the country, making the whole city seem heroic. Stronger is a true-story drama about one of the survivors of that attack, Jeff Bauman. Bauman lost both legs above the knees to the bomb but he not only survived, he helped identify one of the bombers.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a valiant performance by as Bauman, but director David Gordon Green gives the audience a different kind of story than they might be expecting. Green’s previous films include Snow Angels (2007) and All The Real Girls (2003), and the director seems determined to fit this true story about a historic event into that dramatic mold.
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Movie Review – Why Him? (2016)

Why Him?, 2016.

Directed by John Hamburg

Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Devine, Cedric the Entertainer, Zack Pearlman, and Kaley Cuoco

Synopsis:

A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend.

Photo Credit: Scott Garfield.

During the majority of Why Him? there is a heavy sensation of déjà vu; this is just Meet the Parents under much raunchier direction. And by raunchier, all I really mean is an over-reliance on lowbrow sexual humor (a luxurious house has artistic paintings of different animals in various sexual positions) and James Franco dropping obscenities in just about every line of dialogue he delivers while playing an upbeat foul-mouthed yet well-meaning billionaire computer programmer. Then after a quick a bit of pre-review research, it came to my attention that this comedy was directed by John Hamburg, a writer on the trilogy of
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Why Him? In St. Louis

Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry — and Ned’s panic level — escalate when he learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally, Why Him? opens in theaters Dec. 23rd.

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Christopher Guest on 'Mascots' and Why His Comedies Are Completely Different

Christopher Guest on 'Mascots' and Why His Comedies Are Completely Different
As Spinal Tap lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel – wearer of anatomically correct T-shirts, owner of amplifiers that go to "11," writer of delicate compositions like "Lick My Love Pump" – Christopher Guest, along with director Rob Reiner and his co-writers/bandmates Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, turned 1984's This Is Spinal Tap into a devastatingly funny dissection of rock pomposity. To say that the film's mix of off-the-cuff jokes and straight-faced parody has influenced several generations of filmmakers and funny people would be a vast understatement – everyone from Ricky Gervais to Fred Armisen
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Movie Review: Furious 7

A movie like Furious 7 has a special sort of appeal. It is a formulaic thrill-ride plain and simple. Furious 7 is directed by James Wan who is far more famous for his horror films, Saw (2004), Insidious (2010), and The Conjuring (2013), than anything involving high-performance vehicles racing at insane speeds. Yet I can’t help but applaud a valuable franchise that decides to bring in new blood showing no fear of rocking the boat. Of course, we still get slow-motion acrobatic car shots doing hugely impossible things; so perhaps that is all that matters.

The film is written by Chris Morgan who penned the prior installment in the series, Furious 6 (2013), along with three other earlier entries. The characters are based on work from Gary Scott Thompson, who is the only original writer left from the start of the series. In this seventh iteration of the franchise, someone is hunting the
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Film Review: Relentlessly Action-Packed ‘Furious 7’ Actually Has a Story, Too

Chicago – I’ve never classified myself as a “Fast & Furious” franchise fan. Nor have I been a hater. I’ve fallen somewhere in between – willingly watching the popcorn flicks but then quickly going about my life as fast as the furious action ended. Until “Furious 7”…

And it’s not just because we’ve lost Paul Walker much too soon, which, while extremely unfortunate, also unfortunately has the burden of being a boon to this film.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Going into it, I was just as curious how he’d be handled as I was about anything else about it. Since he can’t be in the eighth film, would Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner – Dominic Toretto’s close buddy – be killed off? Would it insensitively happen in a car crash? Or would writer Chris Morgan and director James Wan (“Saw,” “Saw III,” “Insidious,” “Insidious: Chapter 2,” “The Conjuring”) surprise us
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Universal Pictures 2015 Preview Includes First Photos From Ted 2, Sisters

With the New Year just days away, Universal Pictures has released brand new photos, storylines and dates for some of the most anticipated movies in 2015.

First up is Ted 2.

Hitting theaters on June 26, 2015, Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow “Ted” writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass FilmsScott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

http://www.tedisreal.com

Photo Credit: Tippett Studios/Universal Pictures © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

(L to R) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters

Sisters – December 18, 2015

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin

Directed by: Jason Moore

Writer:
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First Poster And Trailer For Furious 7 Launches

“I don’t have friends. I got family,” says Vin Diesel in this first trailer for Universal PicturesFurious 7. The studio also released a teaser poster, a video of the trailer launch, as well as a few first look photos from director James Wan’s upcoming movie.

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7.

Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell.

Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

www.furious7.com

Photo Credit: Scott Garfield

© 2014 Universal Studios.
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New Poster For Oscar Hopeful Foxcatcher Debuts

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are featured in the new theatrical poster from Sony Pictures Classics’ Oscar-y film Foxcatcher.

Based on true events, director Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and two champion wrestlers, Mark and Dave Schultz.

Having seen the film at the press screening this week, I can say Carell gives a chilling performance of du Pont and is the highlight of the film. Expect to hear his name, a lot, over upcoming awards season. Bennett Miller won Best Director at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in May and the film has screened at the Telluride, Toronto, New York, and London film festivals.

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
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Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo Star In New Foxcatcher Trailer And Photos

Sony Pictures Classics has sent us the new theatrical trailer and photos from director Bennett Miller’s film Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall.

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and two champion wrestlers, Mark and Dave Schultz.

Foxcatcher is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth. As with Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller’s previous feature films, Capote and Moneyball, he explores large themes in society through his complex character portraits of real people.

Steve Carell’s fans will be surprised to see him in a role as dark and challenging as John du Pont, a man of immense wealth and power whose downward spiral culminates in murder and imprisonment.
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Foxcatcher Teaser Trailer – Channing Tatum Incites Curious Oscar Buzz

Foxcatcher has been managing a lot of hype since at least last November, and the release of the teaser trailer has caused quite a stir. The internet is throwing the name around, as well as both Channing Tatum‘s and Steve Carell‘s, connected with ideas like “Oscar contender,” and “Award worthy,” and while the trailer gives hope for a solid film, I have to wonder exactly where all the love is coming from.

To be fair, a lot of the discussion is obviously coming from people who have seen the film (it was at Cannes), but a lot of it is also coming from people who haven’t. The trailer gives us a Channing Tatum who stares very seriously, smacks himself across the face, and bashes his head into a mirror. Steve Carell is wearing a lot of latex on his face, and says, “Good,” while apparently doing a kind of Godfather impression.
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First Poster For Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher Stars Channing Tatum

Sony Pictures Classics has released the first teaser poster from director Bennett Miller’s upcoming film Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave and Mark Ruffalo. (via People.com)

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.

Miller won Best Director in May at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film is written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman.

Ramin Setoodeh (Variety) said “Carell gives one of the most transformative performances of the year” and the actor is “an Oscar lock.”

Todd McCarthy (The Hollywood Reporter) wrote,”Playing a young man who doesn’t have a clue how to articulate his feelings and suffers for it, Tatum is a smoldering, festering piece of emotional raw meat, able to be manipulated this way and that by his benefactor.
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Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer Trailer Hits Starring Denzel Washington

A bad storm is about to unleash in the form of Denzel Washington in this first trailer for director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.

Written by Richard Wenk and based on the television series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim, the film stars Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, with Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.

Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem,
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First Clip & Official Teaser Trailer From Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher – Stars Steve Carell

Having its world premiere today, May 19th, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2014, Sony Pictures Classics has released the first clip and teaser trailer for their upcoming film Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.

Variety film editor Ramin Setoodeh says Carell, “gives one of the most transformative performances of the year” and the actor is “an Oscar lock.”

Todd McCarthy (The Hollywood Reporter) writes,”Playing a young man who doesn’t have a clue how to articulate his feelings and suffers for it, Tatum is a smoldering, festering piece of emotional raw meat, able to be manipulated this way and that by his benefactor. You feel his pain.”

Read Justin Chang’s (Variety) review Here and Craig Kennedy’s (Living in Cinema) review Here.

Directed by Bennett Miller, the film opens in theaters on November 14th.

“I Want To Win Gold” Clip

Based on true events,
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Foxcatcher Releases Two New Stills For Carell, Tatum Vehicle

Foxcatcher, which we’ve been hearing about for a while now, is one of those films that rarely works for me, but when it does is bound to become one of my favorites. Based on a true story, and detailing events far too wild to get picked up if they were fiction, Foxcatcher follows the real life of a wrestler who finds a rich patron to help him train for the ’88 Seoul Olympics.

It isn’t a weird story yet, but many are probably familiar with John du Pont (yes, du Pont), and his connection to Mark Schultz and his brother Dave Schultz. Pulled into du Pont’s bizarre life, Mark was sent on a wild ride by living with du Pont and training with him. It all went wrong, and kept going wrong, and Mark barely made it out the other side.

Mark Ruffalo also stars (as Dave Schultz
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New Photos Of Steve Carell, Channing Tatum And Mark Ruffalo In Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher

Steve Carell as John du Pont and Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz. Photo by Scott Garfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Sony Pictures Classics has sent us two brand new images for director Bennett Miller’s

upcoming film Foxcatcher.

Written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman, the film will have its World Premiere at the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest 2013 on Friday, November 8 as the Opening Weekend Gala.

Left to right: Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz. Photo by Scott Garfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Foxcatcher is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller.

Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the
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R.I.P.D. First Trailer Stars Jeff Bridges And Ryan Reynolds

© 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit: Scott Garfield

Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

The film will be in theaters July 19, 2013. Think Men In Black… paranormal style.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a
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End Of Watch Red Band Trailer

Credit: Scott Garfield, Distributor: Open Road Films

A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city.s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. Director/Writer David Ayer’s film will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the all new, red band trailer (via Yahoo Movies).

Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city.s darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.

Photos by Scott Garfield, (c) 2011 Sole Productions, LLC
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