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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops Weak Labor Day Box Office, Summer Stumbles to Close

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood didn’t have much to celebrate this Labor Day. The holiday is traditionally a slow one at the box office, and this one was no exception, providing one final death rattle on a summer that was largely D.O.A.

In its fifth week of release, “Guardians of the Galaxy” prevailed over two modestly budgeted newcomers, “November Man” and “As Above, So Below,” to hold on to the top spot on domestic box office charts with $22.2 million over the four-day holiday. Its domestic total now stands at $280 million and the film will likely hit $300 million stateside by the time it ends its run.

“‘Guardians’ is just rolling right now,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It’s unconventional, it shatters expectations and there’s a real story to it.”

For the major studios, back to school time represents a reprieve. The summer box office »


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Venice: Frances McDormand Receives Visionary Award

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The world's oldest film festival paid tribute to actress Frances McDormand on Monday. The Oscar-winning star of Fargo received the Venice Film Festival's Persol Tribute to Visionary honor at a gala ceremony attended by McDormand and her husband, and frequent collaborator, director Joel Coen. Also in attendance were Richard Jenkins, McDormand's co-star in the new four-part HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, and the series' director, Lisa Cholodenko. Venice festival director Alberto Barbera noted it was exactly 30 years ago that McDormand made her feature-film debut in Coen's Blood Simple. Barbera praised the actress for her portrayal of

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Internet grinds to halt as nude pics of Jennifer Lawrence, others surface

19 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

While the rest of the nation enjoyed a long, leisurely Labor Day weekend, basking in those fleeting final days of summer, life on the Internet ground to a halt because: Jennifer Lawrence naked. The Oscar-winning actress was the highest profile target of a massive hacking campaign, which the Telegraph reports accessed her Apple iCloud account, where pics from her phone were presumably backed up. (Somewhere, the producers of Sex Tape are shouting, “We tried to warn you! The public ignored us!”)

Various reports say nearly 60 photos of Lawrence in various stages of undress circulated after a hacker posted them to 4chan, »


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‘Force Majeure’ to Rep Sweden in Foreign-Language Oscar Race

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure” (Turist), which world-premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and won the jury prize, will represent Sweden in the Oscar’s foreign-Language race.

The fourth feature from director-writer Ostlund, “Force Majeure” will be playing at the Toronto and Chicago film festivals. Repped by Coproduction Office, pic has also been an international sales hit picked up in 40 countries. Magnolia Pictures will distribute it in the U.S. on Oct. 24.

See Also: ‘Force Majeure’ review.

As part of its Stateside release, Magnolia will orchestrate a retrospective of Ruben Ostlund’s career at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis before embarking on a three-month tour of North America.

The retrospective is produced by Comeback Co. in partnership with the Swedish Film Institute and Plattform Produktion, with additional support from the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. and the »


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Hugh Jackman on The River, Zumba, and His Ice Bucket Challenge

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To the world, he’s Wolverine; to New Yorkers, he may always be the singing, dancing, blindingly high-wattage musical star of The Boy From Oz and his one-man show Back on Broadway. This fall, though, he’s in a lower-key theater role, playing a character known simply as the Man in The River, a tightly coiled one-act (about fly-fishing, no less) by Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth. He spoke with Vulture from the set of Pan.I just watched you doing the Ice Bucket Challenge with the entire cast of Pan. It was in the middle of a barren field and very dramatic.Yes. Really cold field, let me tell you. Rooney Mara was almost blue, I think. We’re shooting in Cardington, which is in Bedford just north of London.  I must start off by telling you — we have done Zumba together before.Oh, you’re kidding me. That’s right, »


- Rebecca Milzoff

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Still "Love" Each Other One Year After Ending Their Engagement

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True love never dies—just ask Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. The Last Song co-stars ended their engagement on Sept. 16, 2013, and in an interview with Australia's Sunday Night, Cyrus said she still cares for her ex-fiancé. "I love Liam," the singer said. "Liam loves me." (Relax. That doesn't mean they're going to reconcile.) Bangerz is Cyrus' most personal album yet, but not because she "went through a breakup." Regarding her hit song "Wrecking Ball," she said, "It's about finding yourself, and sometimes you have to separate yourself from everyone. I just had to become this person who is sitting in this chair right now. If I didn't, I »


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Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak: FBI Investigating Hackers

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The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence and other stars. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images. Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday. Naked images purporting to »


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Jennifer Lawrence Photo Leak: FBI Investigating Hackers

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The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence and other stars. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images. Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday. Naked images purporting to »


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How Did Your Favorite Returning Shows End Last Season? A Refresher

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Labor Day is over and September is here, which means television is about to return! And if you're a little hazy on what happened in all those season finales back in May, we've got your cheat sheet. Click for a quick recap of where things left off on The Mindy Project, Scandal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and 32 more shows. Caution: Spoilers ahead. »


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Toronto: Stars Power 15 Hottest Festival Titles

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A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Toronto Film Festival titles seeking U.S. homes tout lots of star power, from Jennifer Aniston and Tobey Maguire to Jessica Chastain and Adam Sandler, though buyers don't yet know how broadly the movies will play. But there are sure to be plenty of domestic deals thanks in part to a new crop of U.S. distributors, including former Focus Features co-ceo Andrew Karpen's Bleecker Street. "The spring and summer were relatively good for independent film, so I think people are somewhat

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- Pamela McClintock

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Designers Dish, Nyfw Spring 2015 Edition: Zac Posen

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The 34-year-old designer of some of New York's and Hollywood's chicest and most classic eveningwear has been cutting great gowns for New York Fashion Week for 13 years now. And Zac Posen also has been cementing his red-carpet status ever since Jessica Chastain's Venice Film Festival debut in 2011, in which she stunned in a Zac Posen buttercup yellow chiffon Grecian gown. Recently, Michelle Dockery donned his sexy strapless green dress at the Audi pre-Emmy party, Jessica Alba wore another blue Zac at the Sin City premiere and Katie Holmes appeared to great fanfare in his

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Rhoc Reunion: Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge Take the 'Gloves Off'

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Vicki Gunvalson summed up Monday's Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion finale when she said, "Gloves are off." And they were, especially when it came to fighting with Tamra Judge, who was harshly judged by Gunvalson - and the rest of the wives - for her season-long betrayals and pot stirring. "I could give a rat's ass if you like [Brooks]," Gunvalson said to her former friend, who she learned was talking behind her back in Bali. "Just shut your mouth." "What do you want me to do? Lie?" replied Judge. "Well, you do it all the time anyway, so why wouldn't you? »


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Charlize Theron: "I Do Not Have a Perfect Body!"

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Even Charlize Theron has room for improvement. The actress covers Modern Luxury's September 2014 issue and looks sultry as ever in the stunning spread. Confident as she may appear, Theron admits she's not 100 percent happy with her figure. "I do not have a perfect body!" says the star, who spins and does yoga. "I'm always finding things I can work on, but I definitely have reached a point where I feel comfortable and happy with the way my body looks." Theron adds, "I definitely am not one of those people that is constantly counting calories and doesn't allow myself to enjoy food—I love food. But I just try to be mindful of what I eat and be good to »


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Jeff Daniels on Working with Jim Carrey, Returning to Dumb and Dumber

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Things you can count on in life: cat videos, Pamela Anderson's confusing romantic choices and Harry and Lloyd being really, really dumb. The pea-brained characters, played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, are back in the sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber - and they're still "oblivious to the world around them," Daniels tells People in this week's issue. "We haven't gained one ounce of intelligence in 20 years." For Daniels, 59, shooting Dumb and Dumber To, out Nov. 14, meant the opportunity to reteam with "comic tornado" Carrey, 52. "We're friends. Harry and Lloyd are friends," he says. "That feeds into the chemistry. »


- Michelle Tauber, @michelletauber

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Jeff Daniels on Working with Jim Carrey, Returning to Dumb and Dumber

2 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Things you can count on in life: cat videos, Pamela Anderson's confusing romantic choices and Harry and Lloyd being really, really dumb. The pea-brained characters, played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, are back in the sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber - and they're still "oblivious to the world around them," Daniels tells People in this week's issue. "We haven't gained one ounce of intelligence in 20 years." For Daniels, 59, shooting Dumb and Dumber To, out Nov. 14, meant the opportunity to reteam with "comic tornado" Carrey, 52. "We're friends. Harry and Lloyd are friends," he says. "That feeds into the chemistry. »


- Michelle Tauber, @michelletauber

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‘Eden,’ ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘St. Vincent’ Set For Zurich’s Gala Premiere Section

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Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden,” David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and Theodore Melfi’s “St. Vincent” are among the 30 films set to unspool at Zurich Film Festival’s Gala Premiere section.

Eden,” helmed by French up-and-comer Mia Hansen-Love and sold by Kinology, charts the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French electro music trend known as the French touch in the 90s. The international cast comprises Felix de Givry, Golshifteh Farahani, Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet. “Eden” will world premiere at Toronto.

Based on Gillian Flynn’s crime bestseller, “Gone Girl” is a psychological thriller turning on a man (Ben Affleck) whose wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. The Twentieth Century Fox movie will have its world premiere at the opening of New York film fest.

A Brooklyn-based tender comedy, “St. Vincent” stars Bill Murray as a bitter and cash-strapped »


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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Stands Still on Top

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Tokyo — The smash hit animation “Stand By Me Doraemon” won the Aug. 30-31 weekend with $4.96 million on 380,005 admissions, improving on its score for the previous frame.

Now in its fourth week on release, the film boasts a cumulative total of JPY5.8 billion ($55 million) from 4.38 million admissions, making its entry into the six billion Yen club a certainty. 

Entering the B.O. chart at number two was “Lupin III,” a live-action version of a long-lived comic/anime franchise about the escapades of the irrepressible eponymous thief. The film recorded $4.24 million on 335,000 admissions from 307 screens and now seems likely to reach the $30 million mark.

Bowing at number three was the Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” which earned a solid $1.9 million on 150,000 admissions. This was twice the opening-weekend take of the 2008 Besson-produced thriller “Taken.”  Toho Towa is handling the release. 

Among other films returning to the chart, the Warner-produced “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” had the highest cume, »


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Weinstein Co. Takes 'Roald Dahl's Esio Trot'‎ for U.S.

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The Weinstein Co. has acquired family TV movie Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, for the U.S.‎ The company, which has been building out its TV business and been mulling its possible spin-off, has taken all non-theatrical rights to the project for the country. Financial details weren't disclosed. The BBC last year ordered the 90-minute Roald Dahl adaptation for flagship network BBC One. Hoffman plays a retired bachelor with a secret passion for his neighbor, portrayed by Dench. But she focuses all her affection on her pet turtle. Weinstein Co. co-

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Busan to Open With Taiwanese Drama 'Paradise in Service'

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The 19th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) will open on Oct. 2 with the international premiere of Paradise in Service, a Taiwanese war romance directed by Doze Niu and produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. The film by the director of Love and Monga is about a young soldier's struggles amid military conflicts between China and Taiwan in the 1960s-'70s. The film's portrayal of modern history of evocative of 1980s New Wave Taiwanese films, as it depicts the pain of separated families and women's issues such as prostitution within military camps. Biff, which will run through Oct. 11 in the

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Benicio del Toro to Receive Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival

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Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro will receive the Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. Del Toro's latest film Escobar: Paradise Lost, a Chapter 2 and Roxbury co-production, will close the Pearls Selection at the festival, which runs Sept. 19-27. Escobar, written by Andrea di Stefano, tells of young surfer Nick who thinks he has landed in paradise when he falls in love with a Colombian girl on a visit to see his brother who is living in the South American country only to have it change when he meets her

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