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Casting Net: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman co-star in 'The Bends'

9 hours ago

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) are co-starring in The Bends, "a diving adventure" that centers on a mysterious discovery at the bottom of the ocean. The mystery "reopens old issues for an ex-Combat Marine who is working to pay off his debt to the mob."The film will be produced by Cybill Lui's Anova Pictures and directed by Jean Luc Herbulot. [The Hollywood Reporter] Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde have all been cast in an upcoming holiday comedy, tentatively titled Let It Snow. "The »


- Jennifer Maas

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The first 'Star Wars' spinoff has a new writer

10 hours ago

The first non-sequel standalone Star Wars movie of the Disney era is slated to come out in December 2016. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is set to make the movie, and although we don't know precisely who it's about—Han Solo? Boba FettStar Wars Origins: Mothma Rising?—at least we know who's writing it. The Hollywood Reporter says that the project just signed Chris Weitz as the new screenwriter, replacing Gary Whitta. »


- Darren Franich

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Sundance 2015: Ewan McGregor portrays Jesus in 'The Last Days in the Desert,' but don't call it 'faith-based'

13 hours ago

In the elegaic drama The Last Days in the Desert, which premiered at Sundance on Sunday night, Ewan McGregor portrays a spiritual seeker who is variously addressed as “holy man,” rabbi and Yeshuwa. He is never, however, called by the name by which most people would identify him: Jesus Christ. And he’s not like any Jesus you’ve ever seen before on film. »


- Chris Lee

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Sundance exclusive: Watch a clip from the blood-splattered 'Turbo Kid'

14 hours ago

There aren't many films that claim to "a post-apocalyptic, BMX-powered, blood-splattered love story." Actually, we think it's just Remains of the Day and Turbo Kid —and only the the latter is receiving its world premiere at Sundance tonight. Directed by Montreal filmmakers the Rkss Collective (Aka Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell) the movie stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, and genre legend Michael Ironside and, according to the official synopsis, "follows the epic journey  of an orphaned outcast reluctant to be a hero in the wasteland of an alternate future." »


- Clark Collis

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PrizeFighter: SAG/PGA awards only cloud Oscar race

16 hours ago

As the Academy Awards nominees continue marching down various red carpets on their way towards Oscar night, stopping along the way to receive various honors from various groups, the picture for the big night is supposed to become more clear. But after this weekend's big guild award ceremonies, the opposite seems to have happened. Going into Saturday night, Richard Linklater's 12-year odyssey Boyhood had nabbed the title of odds-on Best Picture favorite—the little film that could belie all the odds of Hollywood's conventional wisdom, flouting the traditional rules of filmmaking. Now, though, that teeny indie is no longer a sure bet. »


- Nicole Sperling

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Adam Levine to perform 'Lost Stars' at the Oscars

17 hours ago

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will be making an appearance at the Academy Awards to perform "Lost Stars," the Oscar-nominated song from 2014's Begin Again. Both Levine and co-star Keira Knightley perform the song in Begin Again, a musical drama about a songwriter trying to get her start in the business. The Oscars air Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. on ABC. »


- Ariana Bacle

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Ava DuVernay to direct Hurricane Katrina love story with David Oyelowo as star

18 hours ago

Selma director Ava DuVernay will write, produce, and direct a film about Hurricane Katrina, Participant Media announced today. David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in her Best Picture nominee, is in talks to produce and star. According to the announcement, the film will be a "sweeping love story and complex murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina." »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Sundance 2015: More indie acquisitions with sales of 'The D-Train' and 'The Witch'

19 hours ago

So far, the sales and acquisitions of indie films at this year’s festival have been fast and furious. Unlike 2014’s Sundance, which was relatively sluggish on the pick-up front, several fest entries landed Hollywood distribution before the proceedings in Park City even began. And on Sunday, IFC announced it has snagged the rights to the Jack Black comedy The D-Train for a reported $3 million. The directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, it follows Black’s suburban sad sack dad character—the chairman of his high school reunion committee—as he embarks on a mission to get campus »


- Chris Lee

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Exclusive new 'Secretary' teaser wants you to meet the original Mr. Grey

19 hours ago

With the Fifty Shades of Grey film poised to dominate Valentine's Day at the box office, bringing E.L. James' erotic bestseller to the big screen, Lionsgate would like to remind audiences of the original Mr. Grey. Long before Christian Grey introduced Anastasia Steele to a world of pain and pleasure, Edward Grey (James Spader) was the mild-looking boss with a taste for Bdsm in the sexy 2002 comedy, Secretary. Maggie Gyllenhaal played his new employee, Lee, who improbably discovers that she's in tune with Edward's dark side. »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Emma Watson will be Disney's new Belle in live-action musical 'Beauty and the Beast'

19 hours ago

Emma Watson, most famous for playing Hermione in the Harry Potter films, will play another book-loving heroine: She announced on Facebook that she will star as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Watson wrote on Facebook, "I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling - heart bursting. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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'Maze Runner' actress Kaya Scodelario will be in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

21 hours ago

Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted over the weekend that Kaya Scodelario of The Maze Runner and Skins has been enlisted for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Scodelario joins The Giver's Brenton Thwaites as new blood added to the franchise, while Johnny Depp will once again play Captain Jack Sparrow. Javier Bardem has been in talks to play a villain in the movie. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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SAG Awards 2015: The winners list

25 January 2015 4:30 PM, PST

Birdman was the big winner at this year's Screen Actors Guild Award, taking home the best ensemble award, but that film's star, Michael Keaton, did not add another personal trophy to the collection he has accumulated this year. Instead, Eddie Redmayne took home the Male Actor in a Leading Role prize for his work in The Theory of Everything. The rest of the top film winners were predictable, with awards going to Patricia Arquette for Boyhood and J.K. Simmons for Whiplash in the supporting categories, and Julianne Moore winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. On the TV side, »


- Esther Zuckerman

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