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Lionsgate Launches Unique Tumblr Campaign for Found-Footage Bigfoot Movie ‘Exists’

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Lionsgate and Digital Media Management have teamed up to create a unique interactive adventure on Tumblr to promote “Exists,” a found-footage creature feature from director Eduardo Sanchez (“The Blair Witch Project”). The experience allows users to interact with the movie's characters and determine which direction the story takes by giving them different scenarios and choices at each turn, making it challenging for users to find their way to safety. Each choice includes a piece of rebloggable content — such as GIFs, videos and images — enabling fans to share their chosen path with their own followers, further promoting the film's content »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘Camp X-Ray’ Review: Kristen Stewart Goes to Gitmo, Without a Script

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Stone walls do not a prison make, nor does a promising concept necessarily guarantee a satisfying film. “Camp X-Ray” has a great idea behind it — a young female soldier assigned guard duty at Guantanamo Bay forms a kinship with one of the incarcerated Muslims — but first-time writer-director Peter Sattler doesn't go anywhere interesting with that notion. Neither the soldier nor the detainee (never call them “prisoners,” we're told early, lest the the Geneva Convention apply) emerges as a particularly memorable character, and while the ongoing situation at Gitmo is a fertile topic for discussion, Sattler doesn't bring much »


- Alonso Duralde

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Shatters ‘Iron Man 3' Record With 34.3 Million Views in Just 24 Hours

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The teaser trailer for Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron” broke records racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views in just 24 hours. The previous record holder was Marvel's own “Iron Man 3” with 20 million views in the same time frame. The “Avengers” trailer was “leaked” online Tuesday, but Disney made it official, releasing the trailer along with the film's poster. See Photos: ‘Marvel's Daredevil’ First Looks Released by Netflix (Photos) Robert Downey Jr.Chris Evans, Chris HemsworthScarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo star in the Joss Whedon-directed superhero sequel. The studio will release another exclusive look from “Avengers” at 9 p. »


- Gina Hall

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Weather Channel Shakeup: Sam Champion's ‘Amhq’ Senior Executive Producer Being Replaced

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The Weather Channel just took a Sharpie to its live TV organizational chart. Angie Massie, former CNN showrunner for “Rick's List” and ‘The Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin,” has been named senior executive producer of morning line-up, including Sam Champion's “Amhq.” She will replace Scott Warren, who is leaving the organization. “I know I speak for everyone and especially the ‘Amhq’ team when I thank Scott for the energy and heart he brought to the launch of ‘Amhq,'” Nora Zimmett, senior vice president of Programing, said in a Friday internal memo. “His efforts were a key factor in our being able to launch such. »


- Tony Maglio

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Sarah Palin Slams Media Over Coverage of ‘Frightening’ Family Brawl

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Sarah Palin scorched the media for making light of her family's “frightening” brawl at a party in Anchorage in September. Weeks after the incident was reported on fuzzy details — the Anchorage Police Department would not confirm the famous family was involved — Palin took to Facebook on Thursday to vent. See video: ‘The View's’ Nicolle Wallace on Working for Sarah Palin: I Have Political Staffer Version of Ptsd “What happened on the night in question wasn't funny. It was humiliating and frightening,” Palin wrote in a long status update. “The broken ribs, black eyes, and messed up elbows and knees suffered by. »


- Greg Gilman

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‘What's The Deal?’ With Halloween Movies, Hollywood? (Video)

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With no “Saw” or “Paranormal Activity” sequels on the calendar and sorry substitutes like “Annabelle” and “Ouija” in their place, fright fans will have to turn to Netflix, iTunes or their own DVD collections to conjure up a good scare. Luckily, TheWrap‘s genre-loving film reporter Jeff Sneider is here to help you with your search and plan the perfect viewing party. Also read: ‘Saw’ Returns to Theaters on Halloween in Honor of 10th Anniversary Watch the video for Sneider's top 10 movies to watch on Halloween! It's not a trick, just a treat … »


- Jeff Sneider

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Sign Language Interpreter Rocks Out During Ebola Press Conference (Video)

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Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference addressing New York City's first Ebola case has gone viral, but not because of what he was saying. Instead, people have been fascinated by what a sign language interpreter was saying — and doing — while translating for deaf viewers de Blasio's assurance that there is very little cause for concern. See video: Jimmy Kimmel Interprets Nelson Mandela Memorial's Fake Sign Language Interpreter Based on the interpreter, however, it would appear that the mayor ordered the Big Apple into a state of emergency. Thankfully, that was not the case. “There is no cause for alarm, »


- Greg Gilman

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‘The View's’ Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell Address Feud Reports: ‘Sometimes We Bite’ (Video)

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The truth came out on Friday morning's “The View” when Whoopi Goldberg admitted that indeed she and her co-hosts have had their off-camera disagreements. See photos: 16 ‘Gma,’ ‘Today,’ and ‘CBS This Morning’ Personalities Ranked by Popularity “This is a hard show to do and sometimes, all of us get a little stressed,” Goldberg said, though Nicolle Wallace pointed out that Goldberg kisses all of the co-hosts before they start each show. Several media reports have come out since “The View” began their 18th season claiming that several of the women were involved in personal feuds with one another. Also read: »


- Ryan O'Connell

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‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling to Publish Hogwarts-Set Halloween Tale

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Harry Potter's” massive universe is getting even bigger, with author J.K. Rowling set to publish a Hogwarts-based tale on Halloween. The 1,700-word short story, which will debut on the Harry Potter fan site Pottermore, focuses on Dolores Umbridge — an unlikable former Hogwarts professor. See photos: 15 Books That Scored Better Big Screen Titles — ‘Cruel Intentions,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Goodfellas’ In addition to the action and wizardry you've come to expect in a “Harry Potter” story, readers will be get first-person commentary from the author herself, as Rowling has promised to share her own internal thoughts about Professor Umbridge along with the actual. »


- Travis Reilly

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Jim Carrey Makes Fun of Iggy Azalea's Name in New ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promos (Video)

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Jim Carrey is back to remind you he's hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and he's brought along Iggy Azalea for added star power. After going all power couple with “Saturday Night Live” cast member Aidy Bryant in previous promos, Carrey returns for another, slightly more awkward round of promos, this time with the night's musical guest by his side. See photos: Party Report in Pictures: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Stewart and SNL's Week Off First, the comedian has a blast saying her name, though she's not so amused, and he doesn't impress her pulling his signature funny faces, »


- Linda Ge

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Danny DeVito Takes One Direction to ‘New Level’ in ‘Steal My Girl’ Music Video

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Are “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fans about to embrace boy band One Direction? Thanks to the smart PR move of casting Danny DeVito — a.k.a. Frank Reynolds — in their new music video (above), the fellas have drastically improved the chances of expanding their fan base beyond the legions of screaming tweens, teens and women who already love them. See video: Charlie Day Tells Graduates He Doesn't ‘Give a S—’ DeVito joins Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson in the California desert to “direct” the music video for their latest single, “Steal My Girl. »


- Greg Gilman

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Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis to Star in Showtime Drama ‘Billions’

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Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis plan to make “Billions” together with Showtime. “Cinderella Man” star Giamatti (pictured above) and “Homeland” actor Lewis have signed on for the Showtime drama pilot “Billions,” the network said Friday. Also read: Steve Coogan Replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in Showtime's ‘Happyish’ The pilot has also signed on Neil Burger (“The Illusionist”) to direct the pilot. “Billions,” which is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, will take a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures. See video: ‘Twin Peaks’ Getting a Revival. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Film Producer-Financier The Fyzz Facility Opens La Office, Closes 50th Deal

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Film producer-financier The Fyzz Facility is opening a new Los Angeles office as it celebrates closing its 50th feature film investment. Owned and managed by producers Wayne Marc Godfrey (“Cake”) and Robert Jones (“The Usual Suspects”), the Fyzz Facility works with producers, sales agents and talent agencies to invest in film production. The company co-funds projects across all budget levels and genres, with experience that spans development, production, distribution, acquisition, sales and financing. The Fyzz Facility has established a strong track record from its London base, investing just shy of $40 million across 50 feature films since 2010. The company's expansion to »


- Jeff Sneider

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Teams With Samsung for Short Film Project ‘In the City’

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Samsung is introducing their new NX1 camera with some help from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his production company hitRECord. The electronics giant announced on Friday that the A-list actor will direct a short film, shot entirely on Samsung's 4K capable camera. See photos: The Evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: From Child Actor to ‘Don Jon’ Director “In a City” will see Gordon-Levitt take to the streets in cities around the world to explore and capture the daily lives of the people who live there. “When you're creating art, it's important to know that your tools will match your ambition, and that you can rely on. »


- Ryan O'Connell

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Adam Sandler's Shower Quest to See Shaq's Penis Gets Cartoon Treatment (Video)

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Conan O'Brien has turned Adam Sandler‘s fascinating anecdote about the search for Shaquille O'Neal‘s penis into a hilarious — if not slightly disturbing — animated adventure. The “Conan” cartoon is based on a conversation Sandler had last year on the TBS show about a strange occurrence during the filming of “Grown Ups 2,” which featured the NBA star. See photos: 9 NBA Stars Who Took a Shot at Hollywood (Photos) Shaq and the comedian were playing basketball during a production break from filming, but were forced to take showers before returning to set. Naturally, Sandler's first thought was what the 7-foot-one-inch, »


- Travis Reilly

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Actor, Activist Salma Hayek to Speak at TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast

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TheWrap is pleased to announce that Salma Hayek, actor, producer and activist, will be a special guest at TheWrap's 6th annual Power Women Breakfast on Oct. 29 to speak about her work as a humanitarian and activist. Hayek is one of the leading actors, producers and directors of our time. She was the first Latin actor nominated as Best Actress for her role in “Frida” in 2002. In 2014, she produced Kahlil's Gibran's “The Prophet,” an animated children's film adaptation of the book of essays addressing issues of life and the human condition. Hayek is also a leading humanitarian activist, raising awareness of »


- Sharon Waxman

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Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde to Star in Action Movie ‘Free Fire’

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Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Michael Smiley are set to star in Ben Wheatley's action movie “Free Fire,” which will be the director's first film set in the U.S., it was announced Friday. Protagonist Pictures is launching pre-sales at Afm for the movie, which has a $10 million budget. Set in Bostin in 1978, story chronicles an arms deal that goes wrong and turns into a shootout. Wilde plays Justine, a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) and a gang led by Hammer and Evans who are selling. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Marvel's ‘Agent Carter’ Adds ‘Nikita’ Alum Lyndsy Fonseca

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ABC's newest Marvel series “Agent Carter” has added its first female cast member after Hayley Atwell, the company announced via its website. “Nikita” alum Lyndsy Fonseca has joined the show to play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Atwell's titular Peggy Carter. See photos: Marvel's ‘Agents of Shield’ Unleashes First Look at Season 2 (Photos) The rest of the cast includes Shea Whigham as “tough but fair-minded” Ssr Chief Roger Dooley, who oversees Agents Carter (Atwell), Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). Meanwhile, Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark, the founder of the agency that would. »


- Linda Ge and Jethro Nededog

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See Nick Jonas’ Latest Strip-Down for Details Magazine (Photos)

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One would ever know it by looking at Nick Jonas‘ cut and toned body, but the actor actually hates working out. See photos: '300' Sequel's New Shirtless Soldiers: 11 Topless Heroes Who Fought Before Them “I think everybody hates cardio to some degree,” Jonas admitted to Details magazine in a recent interview. “I'm not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and can't wait to work out. I kind of dread it, actually. I see it as a necessary evil.” See video: ‘Kingdom’ Stars Nick Jonas, Frank Grillo Reveal Why the Show's Violence Matters (Video) Jonas’ pain is his fans’ gain and. »


- Ryan O'Connell

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‘Parenthood’ Star Lauren Graham Cast in Matthew Perry's ‘Odd Couple’ Reboot

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Parenthood” actress Lauren Graham has been cast as a guest star in CBS's upcoming reboot of the Neil Simon classic “The Odd Couple.” Graham, whose NBC series is preparing to wrap up with a sixth and final season, has been cast as Gaby, the ex-wife of Perry's sloppy sportswriter Oscar. Also read: ‘Community’ Alum Yvette Nicole Brown Promoted to Series Regular on CBS's ‘Odd Couple’ Reboot The former “Gilmore Girls” actress also appeared on Perry's short-lived NBC series “Go On.” Also read: Matthew Perry's ‘Odd Couple’ Reboot Casts Leslie Bibb in Recurring Role The upcoming “Odd Couple” will also »


- Tim Kenneally

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