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Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women and Children’ Set for Awards Season Release
The studio will expand the film on Oct. 10, followed by a wide release on Oct. 17.
“Men, Women and Children” will premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival next month.
Paramount released the first trailer this week. It contains no dialogue, only text messages, to convey the film’s focus on how the internet has changed the way that parents and teenagers interact.
- Dave McNary
Infographic: Marvel vs. DC Movie Release Schedule
EricSmedbron created this fun infographic showing the superhero movies from Marvel vs. DC Comics, organized by release dates. Of course, the graphic groups all of the movies based on Marvel properties, not just Disney’s Marvel Studios films, but they also correctly include a small color-coded label identifying the movie studio producing and distributing the film. […]
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- Peter Sciretta
Special Lost-Themed Episode of Phineas And Ferb to Air September 29th; First Look at Terry O’Quinn’s Character Revealed
We learned a few days ago that the Disney Xd original series Phineas and Ferb will be resurrecting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s characters from Shaun of the Dead for a special Halloween episode, and now news comes that a Lost-themed episode will debut next month. Titled “Lost in Danville”, the episode features a story by Lost co-creator/showrunner Damon Lindelof and a voice performance by John Locke himself Terry O’Quinn as, fittingly, a polar bear. The story involves a mysterious locked capsule falling into Phineas and Ferb’s backyard, which may or may not contain said polar bear. I’m not particularly familiar with Phineas and Ferb myself, but the one-two punch of the Shaun of the Dead and Lost news is making me rethinking my interest in the series. Hit the jump to check out the first Phineas and Ferb Lost episode image. It airs on Disney Xd on Monday, »
- Adam Chitwood
‘Sin City 2′ Misfires at Friday Box Office for Estimated $10 Million Weekend
According to early estimates, The Weinstein Co.’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is practically dead on arrival.
Friday’s projections showed the sequel appeared heading for an opening weekend in the $10 million range at 2,894 sites — far below recent estimates of a $15 million launch — with a meager first-day gross of $3.6 million including a sparse $475,000 from Thursday night shows.
Despite TWC’s noir-drenched marketing campaign and the star power of Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is likely headed for fifth or sixth place. It currently trails Chloe Grace Moretz’s weeper “If I Stay,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the launch of low-budget sports drama “When the Game Stood Tall” and possibly the second weekend of “Let’s Be Cops.”
The nine-year hiatus between the original “Sin City” and the sequel appears to »
- Dave McNary
Melissa Leo: Robin Williams was ‘a magical man’
Oscar-winning actress pays tribute to the late Robin Williams, with whom she co-starred in one of the comedian and actor’s final films.
Melissa Leo, who won an Oscar for her role in The Fighter, has spoken about Robin Williams calling the late comedian and actor “a very, very special human being and a very, very fine and hardworking actor.”
Leo starred in one of Williams’ final films, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.
Speaking to ScreenDaily at the Sarajevo Film Festival, where she is on the competition jury, Leo said: “He’s a magical man… It’s a great loss for all of us.”
The actress also recalled their connection over TV series Homicide: Life on the Street, in which Leo starred in nearly 80 episodes and Williams once guest starred in 1994.
“As we were working, I must’ve mentioned to Robin that I was going to work with Jake Gyllenhaal [on Prisoners] and Robin remembered that Jake was his »
‘Amityville: The Awakening’ Trailer Opens a New Chapter of an Old Franchise
35 years after it scared away the Lutzes, 112 Ocean Avenue continues to welcome new residents in Amityville: The Awakening. This time around, the poor fools are single mom Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her three kids: pouty Belle (Bella Thorne), cutesy Juliet (McKenna Grace), and coma-struck James (Cameron Monaghan). As always, the family starts […]
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- Angie Han
New A Walk Among The Tombstones Images: Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens Are on the Hunt
Universal Pictures has released some new A Walk Among the Tombstones images from director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) upcoming dark crime thriller. The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime. While on the surface this could be seen as another cash-in on Neeson’s “badass hunting down bad people” movie genre, I’m highly encouraged by the involvement of Frank. He penned the scripts for Out of Sight and Minority Report and I was a big fan of his previous directorial effort The Lookout, so it’s with some degree of anticipation that I’m looking forward to this one. Moreover, Stevens proves in The Guest that he’s more than capable of handling a darker role, »
- Adam Chitwood
Will Emmy-Winner 'Cosmos' Be Back?
The non-fiction series Emmy nominations leader, Fox and Nat Geo’s reboot of "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," landed 12 nominations including short-format non-fiction program, documentary or non-fiction series, and both writing and directing for non-fiction programming. Already winning an Emmy at last week's Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show is the show's creator, writer and executive producer Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan, who reimagined their classic 1980 television show "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage." It was no easy feat bringing the science series back in a way that was accessibly entertaining to general audiences as well as accurately informative: she credits executive producer Seth MacFarlane for helping her to make that journey. With his support, New York-born Druyan managed over many years to mount the thirteen-part television series for Fox and National Geographic networks, which premiered stateside on March 9, 2014 with an intro from President Barack »
- Anne Thompson
Superman Travels To Washington For Crucial Dawn Of Justice Scenes
Sequels usually mean new locations . big and better locations . to step up the drama and ratchet up the stakes. The Nakatomi Plaza gives way to Dulles airport, which gives way to the entire city of Manhattan (in the Die Hard formula), to name one such example. And when it comes to Man of Steel it sounds like Superman is going to venture from Smallville and Metropolis to the streets of our nation.s Capital, Washington, DC. The team over at Batman-News has this scoop, saying that photographs snapped on the set of Zack Snyder.s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice show taxi cabs, buses and Metro DC police cars . indicating scenes that will take place in DC. In fact, the site has a major reveal which we will hide behind a spoiler warning. So if you don.t want to know any more about Batman v. Superman, and a »
Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne Head To Jamie Babbit’s ‘Fresno’
Exclusive: Judy Greer and 2014 Orange is the New Black Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne are set for sisterly shenanigans in Fresno, the latest feature from director Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committee). The comedy follows lonely but stoic lesbian Martha (Lyonne), whose sister Shannon (Greer), a sex addict with no impulse control and a long history of poor decisions, winds up back in Fresno cleaning hotel rooms with her. When they accidentally kill a guest, the sisters are forced to confront their unpleasant co-dependent relationship.
Fresno is scripted by Community and Portlandia writer Karey Dornetto and is produced by Babbit’s longtime producer Andrea Sperling. Filming is set to begin next month. The film reunites Babbit with Lyonne, who starred in the helmer’s 1999 debut But I’m A Cheerleader. Babbit garnered SXSW and »
- Jen Yamato
Ted 2 Is Bringing Back A Key Supporting Player
Two years after the original made almost $550,000,000 at the worldwide box office, Ted 2 is still thundering forward. Leads Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane have both committed to returning for a second round. Amanda Seyfried as Mila Kunis' replacement, and now, at least one supporting player from Ted 1 is ready to come back too: Patrick Warburton. Hardcore Ted fans likely remember Patrick Warburton played Mark Wahlberg.s co-worker Guy, who was in a guy relationship with Ryan Reynolds. Yes, seriously. This actually happened. That Patrick Warburton would be one of the first people to board Ted 2 should surprise no one. The former Seinfeld star (Feels like an Arby.s night!) voices police officer Joe Swanson on Family Guy, and by all accounts, he gets along great with creator Seth MacFarlane. So, really, why wouldn.t he come back? It.s just win-win all around. According to Deadline, as »
Sarajevo: co-producing with the UK
UK industry representatives arrive in Sarajevo as part of CineLink Partner Country initiative
Sarajevo’s CineLink Partner Country Initiative has been running for more than a decade, systematically strengthening the working relationship between the Southeast European film industry and its international counterparts.
This year’s Partner Country is the UK, and a delegation of around 20 British producers, sales agents, distributors, agents and festival representatives will be present at CineLink for four intensive days of meeting regional film makers and promoting the possibilities of cooperation with the UK.
As an introduction for the producers from Southeast Europe attending the festival, Isabel Davis, the head of international film fund at the BFI, held a presentation of its recently established minority co-production fund.
“The UK has had a good, long-standing relationship with this festival and this region, and it felt very timely to come here as a partner country,” Davis said.
“While the UK is very talent-driven and actually getting »
- email@example.com (Vladan Petkovic)
Marc Webb Discusses the ‘Sinister Six,’ Confirms Characters in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Credits
Does Sony have a plan for the Spider-Man film series? Of course they do! Well, actually… maybe? Any film series “plan” must involve an evolving set of decisions, but in the case of Spider-Man some of those decisions seem to contradict one another. The throughline of the two new films so far has involved Peter Parker’s […]
- Russ Fischer
AMC Renews ‘Halt And Catch Fire,’ The Best Show On TV That You’re Not Watching
Ok, there are probably a lot of good shows on TV that you’re not watching and that deserve attention, but for me, personally, if I have to vouch for one recent favorite, it’s AMC’s ‘80s-set computer company drama “Halt And Catch Fire.” I accept that my taste is not really in line with most critics when it comes to the realms of television (and possibly even fellow Playlisters, too). I don’t think “Homeland” betrayed itself in the third season like many have suggested (I'd argue “House Of Cards” did that with it’s straining-the-suspension-of-disbelief, shark-jumping writing), I like the character-driven “Boardwalk Empire” a lot (a show that many critics seem to have abandoned despite one of the bests casts on TV) and I feel like “Breaking Bad” was always a tad overrated (and if this is where I lose you, fair enough). I never made it »
- Rodrigo Perez
John Wick Image Featuring Keanu Reeves as an Ex-Hitman Coming Out of Retirement
Lionsgate had The Expendables 3 and Step Up All In in August, but the studio is actually only scheduled to release one more film prior to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on November 21st, Addicted with Sharon Leal and Boris Kodjoe on October 10th. However, word recently got out that they’re going to slip one more in there, and it’s one that you might not even be aware of – the Keanu Reeves action thriller, John Wick. Reeves leads the film as a former hitman who goes back to work in order to track down the New York City gangsters that took everything from him. Minus a little casting news in October 2013, there’s been little to no talk about David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s first feature, however, now that Lionsgate just set it for an October 24, 2014 debut, that’s about to change big time, starting with the »
- Perri Nemiroff
Andrew Dominik to Pen Justin Lin’s 3D Shaolin Temple Remake
A pretty exciting China-backed project is taking shape. It was announced earlier this year that Fast Five director Justin Lin had signed on to helm a $100 million 3D Shaolin Temple remake, and now Deadline reports that The Assassination of Jesse James and Killing Them Soflty writer/director Andrew Dominik will be writing the screenplay. The original 1982 film was Jet Li’s big screen debut and took place during the period between the Sui and Tang Dynasties, revolving around the son of a murdered Tang emperor who trains himself up to enact revenge on the perpetrator. Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures are producing the project, which Lin intends to direct next after he completes the new Bourne sequel. That film hasn’t even started production yet, so Shaolin Temple is still a few years off. Hit the jump for more on Dominik’s involvement. When the Shaolin Temple remake was first announced, »
- Adam Chitwood
Tobey Maguire’s Material Signs Oscar Sharp To Blind Deal Off Short Pic ‘The Karman Line’
Exclusive: Oscar Sharp has been signed to a blind deal to hatch a film through Tobey Maguire’s development financing arm of Material Pictures. This comes after Sharp’s short film, The Karman Line, created a web frenzy. I can remember when clever short films like Saving Ryan’s Privates would be passed around via cassette, in hopes that agents or studio execs would notice. The digital age means that aspiring filmmakers need only to post their shorts, and watch the viewership numbers accumulate. The short got Sharp signed with UTA and Management 360. Sharp is a Fullbright Scholar and Tisch Mfa candidate.
Maguire separately used Material’s buying ability to acquire a pitch from Pitch Perfect author Mickey Rapkin that is based on his previous book Theater Geek. The deal was sealed as several studios bid on the material. Film 360 will produce along with Maguire’s Material Pictures.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Andrew Dominik To Write Justin Lin's 3D Martial Arts Remake Of 'Shaolin Temple'
While we await news of Andrew Dominik's "Blonde" starring Jessica Chastain, which is supposed to start filming before the end of the year (more on that in a sec), the filmmaker is taking on another project, and an unlikely one at that. Deadline reports that Dominik has been tapped to pen the script for Justin Lin's 3D remake of Jet Li's 1982 martial arts flick, "The Shaolin Temple." Yes, really. The story follows a lowly slave worker who trains with Shaolin monks and then uses his skills to kill the emperor of the Tang dynasty, a man who murdered his father (and also brutally took over the throne). The plan is to give it the tentpole treatment, with a budget of over $100 million. So...why is Dominik taking this on? We could think of a couple of reasons. The gig probably pays pretty well, but more likely, it »
- Kevin Jagernauth
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Talk Love Is Strange, Prepping Without Rehearsals, Props They’ve Kept from Past Films, Interstellar and More
You’d think two prolific actors like John Lithgow and Alfred Molina would have worked together before. The guys are good friends, but, it turns out, Love Is Strange is their very first movie together. They play Ben and George, respectively. They’ve been together for 39 years, but are only first making it official now. But, as soon as they get married, the Catholic school where George works fires him leaving them no choice, but to sell their apartment and find a less expensive one. However, until they find that new place, they need somewhere to stay and no one they know can accommodate them both, so Ben heads off to live with his nephew (Charlie Tahan) and his family in Brooklyn while George settles in with their former neighbors. With Love Is Strange due for a limited release this weekend, we got the opportunity to sit down with Lithgow »
- Perri Nemiroff
Page 2: Walking Dead, Tmnt, Jurassic World, Voltron, Star Wars, Scorsese, Akira, Miyazaki, Toy Story
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Walking Dead Pop! Vinyl […]
- Peter Sciretta
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