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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Launching Early in IMAX

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

Paramount Pictures will open Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” at IMAX and other large-format theaters on Nov. 5, two days before its nationwide release in the U.S.

The advance showings of the sci-fi tentpole, starring Matthew McConaughey, will play in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

“To see Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ on the big screen is an unforgettable movie going experience,” said Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore.

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.

Nolan directed from a script he co-wrote with his brother Christopher Nolan. Producers are Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst. »


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Nearly 100-year-old 'Sherlock Holmes' film found in France

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

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

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September 2014 Box Office is Lowest in Six Years

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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 <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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New Twilight Mini-Movies Are Heading to Facebook

30 September 2014 8:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

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Magic Mike Xxl Plot Revealed! Find Out What Channing Tatum and the Guys Are Up to in the Sequel

12 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

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 »


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Ben Affleck in Negotiations to Play Assassin in WB's ‘The Accountant’

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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'Tail! Spin!': Theater Review

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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

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- Frank Scheck

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Ciara's Goth Nightie Is Sexy and Terrifying at the Same Time—See Her Dark Look!

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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 »


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Which TV Sitcom Couple Are You? Play Our Marry Me Personality Quiz to Find Out!

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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 »


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Theater Review: In Tail! Spin!, the Straight Lines Are the Funniest

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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

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Teresa Giudice Pleads for Mercy Before Sentencing, Tries to Avoid Prison Time (Report)

40 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Teresa Giudice, star of Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has filed legal documents asking that she serve no jail time at all, but rather face community service and home detention, according to TMZ. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday along with her husband Joe for bank fraud. Joe Giudice is facing a possible sentence of 47 months in prison, followed by deportation. While sentencing for Teresa is expected to be lighter, she is still facing possible time behind bars. Also read: Bethenny Frankel Developing TV Shows With Andy Cohen, In Talks for ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Return The. »


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Bill O'Reilly Has a Strict Solution for the NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal (Video)

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When asked by David Letterman on CBS's “Late Show,” Bill O'Reilly wasn't shy about presenting his take on the ongoing domestic violence scandal in the NFL. He also came prepared with a very clear solution. “If I'm the commissioner of the National Football League, you have a rule,” he said. “If you're arrested for a felony, you're immediately suspended, your salary is put in escrow. If you're acquitted of the felony, you get the back pay and you're reinstated. If you're convicted, you're done forever.” Also read: Real-Life Jerry Maguire: NFL Must Respond to Domestic Abuse Fiasco, But Don't Villainize Roger Goodell As he. »


- Jason Hughes

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Busan: ‘Paradise’ Director Defends Opening Film

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Busan — Why was Taiwanese director Doze Niu Chen-zer’s period drama “Paradise in Service” selected as the opening film of this year’s Busan festival? Asked this unanswerable question at the film’s Thursday press conference, Niu came up with a sincere reply, if not quite to the point: “I think Chinese and Korean people are the best to share this film with.”

The reason: Both have a history of civil conflict that has led to family separations, a key theme of the film, set in an era of Cold War tension on Quemoy (now commonly known as Kinmen), an island group that was a flash point between China and Taiwan. The story, which revolves around a military brothel the 19-year-old hero (Ethan Juan) is assigned to manage, takes a view of its soldiers and prostitutes that one questioner characterized as “romantic,” but Niu insisted was the researched truth. The sex workers, »


- Mark Schilling

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Disney Has Reportedly Earned $272 Million in U.K. Production Tax Credits

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Disney has earned $272 million in production incentives from the U.K. government, which offers tax breaks for films shot in Britain, according to an analysis of accounts published by The Guardian. The past few years have seen the company ramp up its productions in the country, specifically at Pinewood Studios, which has welcomed the likes of Star Wars: Episode VII, Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, Cinderella, Avengers: Age of Ultron and several other major titles from Disney's Marvel. Read more Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Heading to U.K.'s Pinewood Studios Introduced in 2007, the Creative Sector

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NBC's 'Bad Judge' and 'A to Z': TV Review

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Unless you’re going to turn Mr. Chips into Scarface, like Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan did with the character of Walter White, then one of the key tenets of a television show is that you must have a likable character. Hell, Walter White was even likable and sympathetic in the beginning. But here we are in the midst of the competitive and expansive fall TV season rollout, and NBC is offering two comedies for the general public’s consumption. Notice that one word was “NBC” and not, say, FX where you might get an unlikeable lead character. And the other word

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Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema Reopens

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Quentin Tarantino is now in control at the New Beverly Cinema.  After having been closed for a month, the venerable L.A. theater reopened Wednesday with Tarantino in charge of programming. Tarantino, who has owned the theater for seven years but had only intermittently made suggestions to the schedule, confirmed last month in La Weekly that he has now taken over for previous manager Michael Torgan. The theater, known for doubleheaders of older films, marked its rebirth by showing the late Paul Mazursky's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Blume in Love. Read more Quentin Tarantino to Film 'Hateful Eight'

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Busan: Director Wants Opening Film to Shed Light on China-Taiwan Relations

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 19th Busan International Film Festival opened Thursday with Taiwanese war drama Paradise in Service, and director Doze Niu hopes his film, set amid Taiwan's 1960s-1970s military conflict with Mainland China, will help shed light on the two sides' relationship today. "Taiwan broke off from China in 1949 and many problems that emerged at the time have yet to be solved," said the Taiwanese director, whose previous film Love was a box-office success in Taiwan and China, earning a total $33 million. Read more Ferry Disaster Victims' Families Urge Busan to Cancel Documentary Screening "There have been

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After ‘Jeopardy’ Sexism Controversy, David Letterman Offers 10 More Offensive Categories (Video)

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Letterman countered the “Jeopardy” sexism controversy on Wednesday night with a Top 10 List devoted to even more offensive categories. “Jeopardy” came under fire after a category on Monday's show entitled “What Women Want.” Also read: Sofia Vergara Says Emmys Pedestal Sexism Charge Is ‘Ridiculous,’ Internet Disagrees Topics included jeans that fit well, a few moments of quiet to do a crossword puzzle, some help around the house (regarding a vacuum), pilates and a nice relaxing cup of tea. A female contestant burned through the category, answering all but one question correctly. The answers provided elicited cries of sexism on social media. »


- Jason Hughes

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Gillian Anderson on the "Intolerable" Sexism in Hollywood, Society

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gillian Anderson believes that "intolerable" sexism is still rife in Hollywood as it is in society.  In a frank interview with Red magazine, the Hannibal star talked about overt sexism in Hollywood, highlighting the pay disparity for her breakout role in the X Files.  “At the beginning, the pay disparity was massive. But that happens all the time in Hollywood,” she said. “It’s, ‘Do this for me, I’ll get you a job.’ All the stuff in the papers today about people in entertainment who have abused their position…” In the interview, Anderson was also asked about how it took

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- Abid Rahman

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21st Century Fox, BSkyB Make Further Investments in Roku

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB, in which it holds a 39 percent stake, have made further investments in Internet streaming device maker Roku. BSkyB said Thursday that it has put another $700,000 into the provider of over-the-top video services "to provide financing for Roku's operations and activities." BSkyB also mentioned in its statement that "21st Century Fox have also made a further equity investment in Roku," but didn't provide financial details. Fox's involvement started when it was still part of News Corp. Read more BSkyB Increases ‎Stake in

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- Georg Szalai

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