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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Launching Early in IMAX
The advance showings of the sci-fi tentpole, starring Matthew McConaughey, will play in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Nolan shot the movie with a combination of 35mm anamorphic film and 65mm Imax.
Tickets for the advance showings went on sale Wednesday.
Cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. Story centers on a team of explorers traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
- Dave McNary
Nearly 100-year-old 'Sherlock Holmes' film found in France
Sherlock Holmes has appeared on stage and on screen numerous times played by dozens of actors, and now, thanks to a recent discovery, fans of the world’s greatest detective will be able to view a lost but key piece of his on-screen history.
The French film archive Cinémathèque Française announced on Wednesday that a silent film version of Sherlock Holmes produced in 1916 was discovered in their collection a few weeks ago. Produced by Essanay Studios, the film, simply titled Sherlock Holmes, stars William Gillette as the titular detective, a role for which he was known around the world. Gillette »
- Jonathon Dornbush
September 2014 Box Office is Lowest in Six Years
After a welcome reprieve in August, the 2014 box office woes returned in September.Overall domestic box office totaled just $513 million, which is down 11 percent from last year. More importantly, this was the lowest-grossing month at the box office in six years (dating back to September 2008).The abnormally low total can be chalked up to a dearth of content early in the month. As Above/So Below and The November Man were weak late August releases, and the major studios entirely avoided the first weekend of September; the only movie to open wide on that date was Freestyle Releasing's The Identical, which has taken in less than $3 million total. By the time the studios got back in to the game on September 12th, the damage was already done.The month's top performer was The Maze Runner, which tallied $60.2 million through its first 12 days. The young-adult adaptation started with a strong $32.5 million, »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
New Twilight Mini-Movies Are Heading to Facebook
On Tuesday, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer and Lions Gate announced that five female directors will be selected to make short films based on Twilight characters, which will then be screened on Facebook. The series, called "The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga," is backed by the organization Women in Film, which aims to increase the number of female directors. Participants will be selected by a panel of various female luminaries, including Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Julie Bowen, and Octavia Spencer. “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans,” said Lions Gate’s vice-chairman Michael Burns."This is just the beginning — a template, if you will," Burns added. "You can probably guess what might be coming next." While he wouldn’t elaborate, he did go on to say, "We love Stephenie Meyer. »
- Anna Silman
Magic Mike Xxl Plot Revealed! Find Out What Channing Tatum and the Guys Are Up to in the Sequel
More Magic Mike Xxl scoop! Warner Bros. studios has finally revealed the plotline for the highly anticipated male stripper movie sequel. So what are Magic Mike (Channing Tatum), Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello) and the rest of the sexy studs up to in Xxl? Here's the full movie plot: Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike Xxl" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in »
Ben Affleck in Negotiations to Play Assassin in WB's ‘The Accountant’
Ben Affleck is in negotiations to star in “The Accountant” for Warner Bros., an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Bill Dubuque wrote the script, which follows a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a deadly assassin. Gavin O'Connor (“Warrior”) is circling the director's chair, though there is no deal in place yet. Will Smith was previously attached to star, as Warner Bros. has long believed the project to be worthy of an A-list actor. After doing press for “Gone Girl,” Affleck will finish filming “Batman. »
- Jeff Sneider
'Tail! Spin!': Theater Review
Thanks to the scandals engendered by certain sleazy politicians, the previously innocuous phrases "wide stance" and "hiking the Appalachian Trail" have taken on a decidedly sordid connotation. Hilariously exploiting the faux pas of such real-life politicos as former Idaho Senator Larry Craig, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, former Florida Representative Mark Foley and the unfortunately named Anthony Weiner, Tail! Spin! hoists its subjects on their own verbal petards. Previously seen a couple of years back at the New York International Fringe Festival, the show has now returned for a commercial Off-Broadway engagement with several of its original
- Frank Scheck
Ciara's Goth Nightie Is Sexy and Terrifying at the Same Time—See Her Dark Look!
It's rare for us to picture a style that works for both a Halloween haunted house and a romantic getaway with the lover in your life. Ciara may be pulling off the impossible with this long, black Givenchy look—one part sweet dreams, one part nightmare...and somehow there's a little sexy in the mix too. But strange as this may sound, we actually wish the "Read My Lips" singer's look was either scarier or sexier. As it stands, there's one toe dipped in the sleepwear category (thanks to the long length and lace inserts) and another in the Elvira arena. A little more cleavage and a little less sweetness would make this a more solid style decision. Obviously we vote for »
Which TV Sitcom Couple Are You? Play Our Marry Me Personality Quiz to Find Out!
Mark your calendars and get your TVs ready, because NBC has a new series you won't want to miss! Marry Me, starring Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and Ken Marino (Eastbound & Down), premieres Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9/8c and we couldn't be more excited! The new romantic comedy follows a couple on their bumpy—yet hilarious—road to engagement and wedded bliss. However, things don't go down like they do in fairy tales (and that's when things get really funny!). In order to get you ready for TV's newest adorable pair, we've created a quiz to help you find out which TV sitcom couple you are! From Ross and Rachel to Carrie and Mr. Big, find out which small screen couple you're most »
Theater Review: In Tail! Spin!, the Straight Lines Are the Funniest
Tail! Spin! describes itself as a political comedy, and though it features politicians and is often very funny, I’m not sure the phrase really applies. “Political comedy” suggests something that’s fundamentally about government and ultimately happy, neither of which is the case in Mario Correa’s cleverly constructed sound-bite mash-up of recent sex scandals. You might wonder whether fact-based political comedy can even exist now, when governance is little more than psychopathology and the whole thing is just plain sad.As it has ever been? Perhaps, but thanks to social media, elected officials’ extramarital affairs, solicitations, underage come-ons, and general lechery have become more public and peculiar than ever. Drama can’t really cover the territory, because these stories don't happen in a coherent framework of time and space. Satire is almost impossible, because the events meant to be satirized are already so extreme — which is part of »
- Jesse Green
‘Homeland’ Actor Stars in Israeli Indie Feature
Navid Negahban’s most famous alter ago, “Homeland” terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir, was certainly no fan of Israel. But Negahban, whose quiet, almost sympathetic performance of the jihadist shot him to fame in 2011, fell in love with the Jewish state while filming “Homeland” in Tel Aviv, so much so that when he was offered the lead role in an Israeli helmer’s low-budget debut, he jumped at the chance to return.
“Baba Joon,” the first feature from newcomer Yuval Delshad, above with Negahban,is a coming-of-age story set in an immigrant-heavy Israeli farming village. Negahban plays Yitzhak, a turkey farmer struggling to pass his Iranian traditions onto his precocious Israeli-born son. Delshad, himself the child of Iranian immigrants, penned the semi-autobiographical script, which features mostly Farsi dialogue and offers a window into Israel’s oft-forgotten population of Iranian Jews.
Filming on the pic, a Metro Prods.-United King production, wrapped »
- Debra Kamin
Stalker, Criminal Minds and Why is TV So Scary Now? Our Rants and Raves!
Are you scared yet? We are. We watched both Criminal Minds and CBS' new show Stalker, and now we're pretty sure we should never leave our houses again and we're definitely never sleeping again. Our new life plan is hiding behind our bedroom door with a baseball bat with every light on for the rest of time. Luckily, not every show tonight was made of nightmares, and we've got major opinions on all of it. Come along for another installment of our TV Rants and Raves! Spoiler Alert! Go no further if you're not caught up on tonight's TV! We warned you… Rave: Criminal Minds: Welcome to the team, Jennifer Love Hewitt! We'd like to thank you and your first episode for »
Adam Sandler, Netflix Ink 4-Picture Production Deal
Adam Sandler will star in and produce four original movies exclusively for Netflix. Under the deal, the actor's Happy Madison Productions will develop and produce the films with Netflix. They will become available exclusively to members of the streaming service in the 50 countries in which it operates. The deal excludes projects that are part of the production company's current studio film commitments. Also read: ‘Men, Women & Children’ Review: Jason Reitman's Stab at 21st Century Drama Becomes Unintentional Comedy “People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages — everybody has. »
- Jethro Nededog
‘Little People, Big World’ Season Finale Finale Ratings Break Series Records
Tuesday's episode of “Little People, Big World” garnered 2.3 million total viewers for TLC and broke some series ratings records. It was the eighth season finale of the long-running reality series. The special episode, which featured the marriage of Jeremy Roloff to his long-time girlfriend Audrey Botti, was the highest rated episode in six years with Women 25-54. It also ranked No. 1 on cable in the 10 p.m. timeslot with Women 18-49 and the younger-skewing Women 18-34. See video: ‘Little People, Big World': Matt and Amy Reflect Ahead of Jeremy's Wedding The dramatic wedding finale capped off the series’ most-watched season ever. »
- Jethro Nededog
Oops! Selena Gomez's Zipper Is Down at the Airport—Is That Why Paparazzi Are Falling to the Ground?
Uh, Selena Gomez, your fly is down. In yet another example of celebs being just like us, the brunette beauty was caught walking through Los Angeles International Airport today after arriving back from Paris with her zipper undone. Oops! It's all good, girl, happens to the best of us. Gomez seemed completely oblivious to the fact, flashing a big smile as she made her way through the swarming shutterbugs, who clearly wanted to get a good shot of Selena so badly that they started falling to the ground for attempts of getting different angles. Ok, Ok, we all know that's not the case (or at least, we hope), but it does seem like at least one paparazzo lost his footing while trying to navigate through the »
Donald Trump Says ABC's ‘Black-ish’ Is Racist
Donald Trump offered up his always-extreme opinion on Wednesday, this time going after ABC's new sitcom “Black-ish” on Twitter. He doesn't even need to see the show to know he hates it. “How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled ‘Blackish'?” Trump tweeted. “Can you imagine the furor of a show, “Whiteish”! Racism at highest level?” Also read: Whoopi Goldberg Lashes Out at Donald Trump for ‘Stupid’ Ebola Virus Tweets on ‘The View’ ABC has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment on Trump's criticism. “Black-ish,” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, debuted on the network one week. »
- Ryan O'Connell
Season finale review: 'The Bridge' - 'Jubilex'
"The Bridge" has wrapped up its second — and quite possibly final — season. I had some questions for Elwood Reid, and I have a few thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I offer you a caramel corn... "You did it. Now what?" -Fausto When I interviewed Reid a few weeks ago, he said that his initial impulse was to do an ending to the season that was "strange, poetic" and open-ended. FX execs, aware of what the ratings were — and perhaps even then recognizing the likelihood of cancellation — talked him into the compromise version we see in "Jubilex," which provides closure on most of this season's stories without actually resolving anything. Marco gets the drop on Fausto and Obregon and takes them into custody, but it's clear from the prosecutor's visit to the police station that the disposition of this case will be incredibly complicated, while Robles is a fugitive. »
- Alan Sepinwall
'The Bridge' producer Elwood Reid on the season 2 finale
“The Bridge” just aired what may be its final episode. (I reviewed the finale here.) A few weeks ago, I spoke with producer Elwood Reid at length about this much-improved second season, which didn’t leave a ton left to ask after the finale. But I emailed him a few questions, and I have his answers coming up just as soon as I bring my rubber band ball… You told me that you originally wanted a more open ending to the season, but FX talked you out of it, given the ratings and the possibility this could be your last episode. Under other circumstances, how would the season have ended? Elwood Reid: I had two original endings to the show. One was Marco gets Fausto, and then the Americans take him away; the other was Marco and Sonya get Fausto only to have the CIA agent Alex Buckley kill Fausto. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Niall Horan Nearly Swallowed His Own Puke When He Met Justin Timberlake—and More Celebs That Turn One Direction Into Fanboys!
One Direction fans probably daydream about what they'd do if they ever got the chance to meet the boys they swoon over, and while many would like to think they'd remain cool, calm and collected during the event, chances are they'd freak out. And that's totally understandable. After all, you're getting the opportunity to meet a celebrity you admire, but what's even more interesting is the fact that stars also get that way when they meet other big A-listers (see, you're not alone!). In their book Who We Are, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik each recall certain celeb encounters that caused them to turn into fanboys—so cute! So which stars »
Stalker Creator Kevin Williamson Reveals Scary Real-Life Experience That Inspired the Show
If you just watched the series premiere of Stalker, good luck getting a good night's sleep! Kevin Williamson's new CBS thriller about stalkers and their victims was so nightmare-inducing that we're ready to throw out all the rugs in our home and sleep facing the door, because the scariest part about this Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott drama is the fact that this actually happens in real life! And that's exactly why Williamson wanted to create this show, because he actually had a scary, real-life experience with a stalker back in 1998. When E!'s own Kristin Dos Santos sat down with the showrunner to talk about Stalker, he revealed what went down that inspired him to create this »
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