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Burt Reynolds Hospitalized With Severe Flu
26 January 2013 3:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
After being hospitalized in Florida with a case of the flu, Burt Reynolds was transferred to the intensive care unit Friday after doctors realized the virus was becoming more severe than average. The Boogie Nights star, 76, was moved after doctors noted that he was suffering from severe dehydration, according to his rep. Luckily, it looks as though Reynolds is making a full recovery. "He is doing better," his rep told E! News on Friday. "They are taking care of him and his mustache."
- Jane Kellogg
Stevie Wonder to perform Super Bowl weekend
New Orleans (AP) — Stevie Wonder is the latest in a parade of entertainers that will perform in New Orleans Super Bowl weekend. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer is headlining an outdoor concert near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Feb. 2, the evening before the big game. A spokeswoman for the event said Friday that Bud Light is sponsoring the concert. It will include performances by Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and others. Also that night, Justin Timberlake is appearing in his first concert in more than four years during "Directv Super Saturday Night," »
- AP Staff
Australia Academy's International Award For Best Film Goes To 'Silver Linings Playbook'
26 January 2013 2:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Silver Linings Playbook was named best film at the Second Annual Australia Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards. The off-beat romantic comedy also earned David O. Russell best directing honors and Jennifer Lawrence the award for best lead actress. The two-year old awards, given in five categories to international films chosen by the Australian Academy, were announced Saturday at a ceremony at Soho House in Los Angeles. Daniel Day-Lewis scored the prize for best lead actor for his performance in Lincoln, and Quentin Tarantino won the Aacta International Award for Best Screenplay for Django Unchained. Playbook’s best
- Gregg Kilday
More 'X-Men' acting vets sign on for 'Days of Future Past'
As "X-Men: Days of Future Past" prepares to start shooting, director Bryan Singer (who directed the first two "X-Men" films last decade) has revealed that even more former "X-Men" stars have signed on for the film. Based on the fan favorite storyline, "Days of Future Past" will feature both the mutant heroes of the cinematic past and present, and it looks like Rogue, Iceman and Kitty Pryde will be along for the ride. Singer has just confirmed that "X-Men" stars Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page are joining the swelling ranks of the upcoming sequel to "X-Men: First Class." He even included »
- Dave Lewis
jOBS Premieres at Sundance: Would It Please Steve Wozniak?
Yesterday, having seen a minute-long clip of jOBS, the Sundance closing night movie about the founding of Apple, actual Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak let loose a rant about the movie’s inaccuracies. His complaints: That the clothes worn by Josh Gad, who plays him, were too “professional”; that it was he, not Steve Jobs, who had “ideas of computers affecting society”; and that “personalities are very wrong although mine is closer.” So last night at the jOBS premiere, we asked Gad for a response. “You know what? To each their own, everybody’s got an opinion and I’m playing him so he has every right to be happy, disappointed,” Gad told us. “I think it’s very hard to judge something from 20 seconds of footage.” Plus, Gad pointed out, Wozniak is employed as a consultant by the other Steve Jobs biopic, the one Aaron Sorkin is developing based on »
- Jada Yuan,Katie Van Syckle
PGA Roundtable: Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee Talk Fear and Pragmatism in Films
26 January 2013 12:33 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Early Saturday, ahead of the Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, the nominees for the Producer of the Year award gathered at Landmark Theatres at the Westside Pavilion for a lively, casual breakfast and roundtable discussing their films. "This year, this group of films is probably going to do $4 - $5 billion dollars at the box office and you can never say that," said Eric Fellner, producer of Les Misérables, to applause from attendees. He added: "the groups of films, they're all great films, but they don't make much money usually." "$3.9 [billion] of that is Skyfall,"
- Erik Hayden
Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders Are Getting Divorced
While Twilight sweethearts Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson seem to have moved past Stewart's well-publicized fling with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, Sanders's wife, model Liberty Ross, has decided to just move on. She filed for divorce yesterday. The couple tried counseling, but, as someone told Us Weekly, "She's the kind of person who wouldn't really ever get over it." Why bother when you have other options, anyway? »
- Andre Tartar
Fox's DVR Campaign for 'The Following' Pays Off With Initial Live+3 Boost
26 January 2013 12:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Following is off to a good start in DVR views. Fox's freshman thriller, which asked viewers to "set their DVRs" in its marketing campaign, grew its demo audience by 34 percent within three days of its premiere. Nielsen's live-plus-three-day ratings for Monday's debut of The Following have the show growing by more than a point, from a 3.2 to a 4.3 rating with adults 18-49. That keeps the series in second position to Revolution (5.4 live-plus-three, up 33 percent) among one-hour freshman, just topping Elementary (4.2 live-plus-
- Michael O'Connell
Sundance: Ashton Kutcher gets his angry geek on in 'jOBS,' a fascinating Steve Jobs biopic that leaves you wanting more. Plus, James Franco's 'Interior. Leather Bar.
Computer culture speeds everything up — makes it more instant, more immediate, maybe more disposable — and so it makes sense, in a way, that the biopics of the computer revolution are coming out so quickly, when the revolution is barely into its second act. (Most of the revered musical legends of the ’60s and ’70s are still waiting for their movie bios.) The Social Network was released just a few years after the launch of Facebook, but it was cuttingly incisive, brilliant, timeless. And now, only a little more than a year after Steve Jobs’ death, the time feels right for jOBS, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Watch: Amy Poehler talks about playing Adam Scott's step mother in 'A.C.O.D.'
"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler arrived at the 2013 Film Festival with her new comedy film "A.C.O.D." The actress spoke to HitFix's Dan Fienberg about playing "Parks and Rec" co-star Adam Scott's step mother in the film (in the video above). Although they play lovers on the hit NBC comedy, Poehler and Scott play characters who hate each other in "A.C.O.D.," which explores how divorce affects children even after they grow up. "Parks" fans may have a hard time buying their on-screen animosity, and may even see the rivalry as a form of flirtation. "We can't turn off the chemistry," Poehler quipped. "What »
- Dave Lewis
Ben Affleck speaks to a career transitioned at Santa Barbara Film Festival tribute
Santa Barbara - As "Argo" star and director Ben Affleck took the stage of the Arlington Theatre last night to begin a two-hour Modern Master Award fete at the 28th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival, he settled into that on-going self-effacing tone immediately. "Ben Affleck, career retrospective," he said. "That could go one of two ways." Indeed, the usual reminder reel of accomplishments that kicked off the evening was set to the Foo Fighters' "Walk," with lyrics ringing a note of redemption: "I think I lost my way," "getting good at starting over," "learning to walk again," "I believe I've waited »
- Kristopher Tapley
Sundance 2013: EOne buys horror thriller 'We Are What We Are'
Another Sundance acquisition! Entertainment One confirmed that it’s finalized a deal for director Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are and will release the horror thriller in theaters later this year. The film, a retelling of the 2010 Mexican film by the same name, is about a wholesome-seeming family living in flood-ravaged Castkills, led by a patriarch (Bill Sage) hiding a taste for macabre tradition. Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Jack Gore, Kelly McGills, and Michael Parks co-star.
- Sara Vilkomerson
'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey on his return to television (sort of)
It’s been 25 years since Kevin Spacey was last in a weekly role on a television series, when he made CBS viewers sit up, take notice, and ask, “Who the heck is that guy?” with his performance as “Wiseguy” villain Mel Profitt, a charismatic crime boss with an unhealthy relationship with his sister and a drug addiction he hid by shooting up between his toes. (“The toes knows,” he would say while giggling, in a line I can still hear in my head a quarter century later.) Technically, the two-time Oscar winner still hasn’t returned to television, as his newest »
- Alan Sepinwall
Ashton Kutcher’s jOBS Prep Landed Him in Hospital
Ashton Kutcher says his Method approach to his role in jOBS ended up making him sick. In addition to watching "hundreds of hours of footage" of Steve Jobs, the Two and Half Men star adopted the Apple founder's fruitarian diet — an extreme form of veganism that didn't agree with him. Two days before shooting on the film began, Kutcher checked himself into a hospital. "I was like doubled over in pain, and my pancreas levels were completely out of whack," he told the Associated Press. "Which was completely terrifying, considering everything." The "everything" here is the pancreatic cancer that eventually ended Jobs's life, so we can't really blame Kutcher for getting freaked out. »
- Andre Tartar
TV Ratings: 'Nikita,' 'Kitchen Nightmares,' '20/20' Rise on Friday
26 January 2013 11:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
With many networks in repeats, ABC, Fox and NBC split the night with adults 18-49, all averaging a 1.2 rating. NBC brought in 4.99 million viewers for the night, following encores of Betty White's Off Their Rockers with a two-hour Dateline (even with a 1.2 adults). Photos: Midseason 2013: TV's Newest Series Encores of the ABC lineup led into a boosted 20/20, up 17 percent to a 1.4 rating with 18-49-ers. The network averaged 4.7 million viewers. Kitchen Nightmare (1.3 adults) was up three tenths of a point from its
- Michael O'Connell
Weekend Box Office Preview: Weak Openers, 'Silver Linings' Holds Strong
Did you look at the movie ads this weekend and decide maybe it was a good time to stay home? Apparently you weren't alone. Three new openings failed to spark much interest, and combined with other post-Christmas releases that got whatever attention they deserved on their first few days, business collapsed last night. Recent weekends bolstered by the lingering strength of late 2012 releases masked real concerns that box office might be going south again after a decent holiday period. Is this just the dog days of January, or do these results suggest a troubling year ahead? Grosses for the top 10 films fell by about a third from last Friday's hardly luminous results. And this is a not an undesirable weekend to launch a film, with no competition from football for the first time in months. Next week, the attention-grabbing Super Bowl will be a double whammy, scaring most new films away. »
- Tom Brueggemann
Box Office: 'Hansel and Gretel' tops slow weekend as 'Movie 43' flops
Three newcomers failed to ignite a slow box office Friday night, with the revisionist fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" Fellow newbies "Movie 43" and "Parker" while holdover "Mama" and Oscar nominees "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" continue to play well. Hampered by bad weather in parts of the U.S., "Hansel" was able to top the box office with a lower-than-expected $6 million. It's projected to make around for $17 million the weekend, which is lower than was projected for the Jeremy Renner actioner which cost a reported $50 million. The inexpensive, Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film "Mama," starring Oscar nominee Jessica »
- Dave Lewis
Friday Report: 'Hansel' Leads, 'Parker,' 'Movie 43' Tank
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters got off to a modest start on Friday, though that was good enough for first place at the start of a quiet weekend at the box office. Meanwhile, Parker had a poor debut even by star Jason Statham's low standards, while Movie 43 is officially on its way to becoming one of the year's biggest bombs. Hansel and Gretel opened to $6.025 million at 3,372 locations on Friday. That's a bit below last Summer's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ($6.25 million), but above 2005's The Brothers Grimm ($5.2 million). The audience was 55 percent male and 57 percent were 25 years of age or older, and they awarded the movie a "B" CinemaScore (impressive, considering its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 14 percent).For the weekend, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters should wind up in first place with between $15 and $17 million. Last weekend's winner Mama fell to second place with an estimated $3.8 million. »
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Box office update: 'Hansel and Gretel' wins Friday with $6 million; 'Parker' and 'Movie 43' bomb
For the second week in a row, three new movies entered cinemas, and only one of them is scoring healthy grosses, leaving the other two to languish right out of the gate.
Almost a year after its originally scheduled March 2012 release, Paramount’s $50 million Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters topped the chart on its first Friday with $6.0 million from 3,372 theaters. The poorly reviewed film (a phrase that applies to all this weekend’s new releases) stars Gemma Arteron and Jeremy Renner, but the Avengers star has demonstrated little drawing power as a leading man so far. Hansel and Gretel »
- Grady Smith
Ten Pop Culture Questions Answered by Vulture This Week
Every week, Vulture faces the big, important questions in entertainment, and comes to some creative conclusions. This week, we delved into such pop cultural issues as: drunken karaoke songs, the possibilities inherent in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Wars film, and the many films of Sundance 2013. You may have read some of these stories below, but you certainly didn’t read them all. We forgive you.Q: Will fans of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset appreciate Before Midnight?A: Walking and talking in a foreign locale? Check. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy looking older yet just as attractive? Check. Kyle Buchanan saw the film at Sundance and can tell you that you're probably going to love it. Q: When should everyone have died on The Vampire Diaries?A: Who hasn't pondered this? Writer Myq Kaplan weighed in for us. Q: Is American Horror Story one of TV's most interesting showcases for female performances? »
- Vulture Editors
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