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'A Beginner's Guide to Snuff': Film Review
1 hour ago
Two aspiring filmmakers pick the wrong scream queen in Mitchell Altieri's riff on torture porn and hunger for fame, A Beginner's Guide to Snuff. Kidnapping an actress on the theory that her performance in a fabricated snuff flick will be more believable if she thinks it's real, they get more than a little confused themselves, soon bumbling into real peril. Though less clever than it thinks it is, the movie has a light enough attitude to please some genre fans once it slides into its afterlife on home-vid.
- John DeFore
'Good Fortune': Film Review
2 hours ago
By the time Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell’s documentary about billionaire businessman/philanthropist John Paul DeJoria is over, you’ll want to know DeJoria. You’ll want to work for DeJoria. Hell, you’ll want to be adopted by DeJoria. The laudatory tone of this well-meaning, inspirational effort is so extreme that even Frank Capra might have dismissed it as being too good to be true.
And yet it is, according to the aptly titled Good Fortune.
DeJoria had a hardscrabble upbringing at the hands of a single mother in Echo Park, Los Angeles — his father abandoned the family when he was »
- Frank Scheck
'Transformers' Star Jerrod Carmichael on the Joke Michael Bay Asked Him to Change
2 hours ago
As the creative force behind the eponymous NBC Carmichael Show, Jerrod Carmichael is used to seeing his name directly associated with his work. But for Transformers: The Last Knight he wanted to try something different.
“In the original script the character was named Jerrod,” Carmichael tells Heat Vision with a laugh. “I was like, ‘Can you change it?’ I play Jerrod in too much stuff already.”
When he signed on to the fifth installment in Michael Bay’s expansive romp across the globe with anthropomorphic robots, the choice seemed a little out-of-place for the stand-up-turned-sitcom star, known for offering pointed, comedic takes on the country’s »
- Mia Galuppo
'Spaceballs' at 30: Bill Pullman Says Crew Worried Blue Screen Would Make Them Go Blind
5 hours ago
Of all the fond memories Bill Pullman has of working on Spaceballs, explaining how the crew feared that working with a special effects blue screen could make them pass out or go blind is the tale which makes him laugh the hardest recounting.
Now a household name, the then 32-year-old actor was an unknown with only one film credit under his belt (Ruthless People) when Mel Brooks discovered him in a play called Barabbas at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. It was at that point — after Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks both turned down the lead role in his sci-fi parody — the »
- Ryan Parker
'Transformers: The Last Knight' — What You Need to Know Before Seeing It
5 hours ago
To those who have never watched a Transformers movie — as well as those who have simply forgotten everything that happened in earlier installments — there's much that might seem confusing about promotion for Transformers: The Last Knight… and not simply "Anthony Hopkins, why?" If a primer feels in order before hitting the multiplex, just read on and get up to speed before rolling out to the theater.
According to the mythology of the previous Transformers movies, Earth has an usually lengthy »
- Graeme McMillan
Ron Howard Says Han Solo Film Was "a Little Opportunity That Came My Way"
10 hours ago
A day after being named the new director of Disney and Lucasfilm's untitled Han Solo movie, Ron Howard took to the stage at Cannes Lions on Friday and briefly discussed the opportunity to contribute to the Star Wars universe.
Interviewed on stage by Martin Sorrell, the founder and CEO of British ad company Wpp, he called the film "a little opportunity that came my way."
The Oscar winner replaced Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Christoper Miller, who parted ways with the studio Tuesday citing "creative differences."
Howard later also said about Star Wars that "I've been a fan forever," adding: "It's gratifying to »
- Rhonda Richford
Olivier Martinez Signs With Apa (Exclusive)
17 hours ago
Olivier Martinez has signed with Apa, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The French actor is best known stateside for his role as Diane Lane’s lover in Adrian Lyne’s 2002 adultery drama Unfaithful. His performance in 1993’s Un, deux, trois, soleil won him the Cesar Award, France’s highest film honor, for most promising actor.
Martinez most recently starred on National Geographic Channel’s Mars. His other feature credits include Julian Schnabel’s Before Night Falls (starring opposite Javier Bardem); S.W.A.T., opposite Colin Farrell; Taking Lives with Angelina Jolie; Dark Tide (where he met former wife Halle Berry); and The Physician »
- Rebecca Sun
Mark Hamill Reveals His Least Favorite Luke Skywalker Toy
18 hours ago
And I thought they smelled bad on the outside.
Since he first took on the role in 1977, Hamill has seen his face plastered on every product imaginable over the past 40 years.
Well, it turns out there was one figure that was too much for the star, who will be once again be playing Skywalker in the highly anticipated Last Jedi this December.
Technically, it is not a Luke Skywalker toy as he did not come »
- Ryan Parker