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Noel Black, Director of Cult Hit ‘Pretty Poison,’ Dies at 77

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Noel Black, who directed the 1968 black comedy “Pretty Poison,” a cult hit despite a diverse critical response, died of bacterial pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. on July 5. He was 77.

Starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, “Pretty Poison” was adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr. from Stephen Geller’s novel “She Let Him Continue.”

Perkins plays an arsonist who’s done his time and tries to win the affection of a pretty blond student, played by Weld. But despite a well-scrubbed facade, Weld’s character is in fact a psychopath, and soon the pair are committing a string of crimes, including homicide.

Twentieth Century Fox pulled the picture after weak box office, but when some critics championed the film, the studio re-released the movie, which began to pick up a cult following — a following that only grew with time.

It was released on DVD in 2006.

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Noel Black, Director of Cult Hit ‘Pretty Poison,’ Dies at 77

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

Noel Black, who directed the 1968 black comedy “Pretty Poison,” a cult hit despite a diverse critical response, died of bacterial pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. on July 5. He was 77.

Starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, “Pretty Poison” was adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr. from Stephen Geller’s novel “She Let Him Continue.”

Perkins plays an arsonist who’s done his time and tries to win the affection of a pretty blond student, played by Weld. But despite a well-scrubbed facade, Weld’s character is in fact a psychopath, and soon the pair are committing a string of crimes, including homicide.

Twentieth Century Fox pulled the picture after weak box office, but when some critics championed the film, the studio re-released the movie, which began to pick up a cult following — a following that only grew with time.

It was released on DVD in 2006.

His short about California skateboarders, »


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Rachel Bilson Shows Off Her Baby Bump While Out Shopping—See the Pic!

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

Rachel Bilson had some company while out and about today. The expectant mother's growing baby bump also made a fashionable appearance, as the 32-year-old actress hit up Urban Outfitters in Los Angeles for a day of shopping with a girlfriend. Never one to dress frumpishly in maternity wear, the former O.C. star maintained her pregnancy panache in a red, white and blue smock that accentuated her blossoming belly perfectly. She topped off her mom-to-be look with matching sunnies, a swinging ponytail and comfy flip-flops. The Hart of Dixie actress and her actor beau Hayden Christensen will be welcoming their first child together soon, and her man has been spotted supportively accompanying her as »


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The 11 Best Moments From Orlando Bloom's Amazingly Goofy Victory Dance

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

While we can't confirm that Orlando Bloom is doing an actual victory dance after getting into a scuffle with Justin Bieber (and the entire Internet crowning him their king for his anti-Bieber actions), but we're just going to assume it is. Because he is so damn happy in our video above that is must be celebratory, right? Honestly, who cares why Orlando was dancing? What matters is that he was. And we cannot get enough of his jovial body movements. It's mesmerizing. It's over-the-top. It's intoxicating. But mostly it's ridiculous. And we love every, single moment of it so much we had to relive it. Orly was dancing to "Happy," so »


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Kristin Cavallari on How She Looks Like This 3 Months After Giving Birth: "I'm a Freak About What I Put in My Mouth"

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

Kristin Cavallari can't help being genetically gifted. But she acknowledges that diet, exercise and breast-feeding have all played a role in how she bounced so quickly back into shape barely 12 weeks after giving birth to her second child. "I'm a freak about what I put in my mouth," the fashionista and mother of two said during a sit-down on E! News Friday, taking a break from guest-cohosting duty. "I'm constantly reading labels and I don't eat any toxic chemicals, so I think that plays a huge role. I'm breast-feeding, which burns a ton of calories, and I can probably just thank my mama too, you know." Thank you, Kristin's mom, indeed! The former »


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Bill Murray joins 'The Jungle Book'

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America's beloved Bill Murray is the latest actor to join the animals on "The Jungle Book." The comedian is taking up the role of Baloo in the live-action adaptation from Jon Favreau. He joins other recently announced talent like Giancarlo Esposito (Akela) and Christopher Walken (King Louie) in the Disney film, penned by Justin Marks. Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and newcomer Neel Sethi are also on board. "The Jungle Book" will be out in 2015, on Oct. 9. Murray was most recently in "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and in TV mini-series "Olive Kitteridge." He's lined up also for projects like "St. Vincent" and animated "B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations." »


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Justin Bieber Moves in On Kendall Jenner, Cozies Up to Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian at Riccardo Tisci's Birthday Bash in Ibiza

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

"Let the festivities begin," indeed. So Kim Kardashian captioned a new Instagram pic of herself, mom Kris Jenner and little sis Kendall Jenner, all dressed to the nines—presumably in Givenchy—for designer Riccardo Tisci's 40th-birthday blowout in Ibiza Friday night. All of the ladies wore black, with Kendall in particular sexin' it up in a satiny jumpsuit with a super-plunging neckline. No wonder the fellas—such as Justin Bieber and pal Khalil—couldn't stay away. The 20-year-old—still looking none the worse for wear following his run-in with Orlando Bloom in the wee hours Wednesday morning followed by two more nights of partying—cozied right »


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Bill Murray to Play Baloo in Disney's 'The Jungle Book'

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Bill Murray is headed to Disney's The Jungle Book, where he will voice the bear Baloo. The film recently cast Christopher Walken as King Louie and Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of a wolf pack. Other castmembers include Ben Kingsley (the black panther Bagheera), Lupita Nyong’o (the mother wolf Raksha), Idris Elba (the villainous tiger Shere Khan) and Scarlett Johansson (the python Kaa). Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi will star as Mowgli, the boy whom the story centers on. Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/animation combination from a script

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Bill Murray to Voice Baloo the Bear in Jon Favreau's ‘The Jungle Book’

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

Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney's “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau. Murray will voice Baloo, the jolly bear who befriends the human orphan Mowgli, to be played by newcomer Neel Sethi. Also read: Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Join Jon Favreau's ‘Jungle Book’ Murray joins a voice cast that also incluldes Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha, the wolf mother who adopts Mowgli as one of her own, Christopher Walken as King Louie the orangutan, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela the grey wolf and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, a jaguar. Also read: Disney Finds Its Mowgli for Jon Favreau »


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Casting Net: Will Ferrell in talks to play producer Russ Meyer

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Will Ferrell may play porn producer Russ Meyers in the indie film Russ and Roger Go Beyond. Written by Christopher Cluess (The Simpsons), the movie will explore the relationship between Meyers and film critic Roger Ebert as they collaborated on the 1970 satire film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. [Variety]

• Joseph Fiennes and Harry Potter’s Tom Felton will co-star in the first-century epic thriller ClaviusKevin Reynolds (Waterworld) will direct the film told through the eyes of Fiennes’ character, an agnostic Roman Centurion forced to locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth. Production begins this month in Spain, aiming for an Easter weekend 2015 opening. »


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Film Review: ‘4 Minute Mile’

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Lacing up the spikes of sports movies past, Canadian filmmaker Charles-Olivier Michaud’s “4 Minute Mile” is a by-the-numbers tale of inspiration through perspiration. Engaging performances by the principal players, including Richard Jenkins as a legendary coach beset by personal demons, are almost enough to win the day, but in the end, the cliched narrative is too slight to put the picture over the finish line. A brief lap in theaters and dutiful jog through ancillary might include cable, where most of the thesps have run their qualifying heats.

Drew Jacobs (Kelly Blatz, TV’s “Aaron Stone”) is a promising high-school track star with a chip on his shoulder. He’s being raised by a single mother (Kim Basinger) who can’t protect him from the criminal influence of his older brother, Wes (Cam Gigandet, “Twilight”), who uses him as a courier to menacing drug supplier Eli (Rhys Coiro, the mercurial »


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Theater Surprises ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Fans with Wrong ‘Guardians’ Movie

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Fans of “Guardians of the Galaxy” were surprised to find themselves watching “Rise of the Guardians” instead of the new Marvel film Thursday night.

Regal Entertainment Group remained silent on its mishap, which caught moviegoers at two different theaters by surprise when they saw “Rise of the Guardians,” the 2012 animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, rather than “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the new superhero film featuring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, on the bigscreen. Regal did not respond to several requests for comment, however produced a mea culpa on Twitter, apologizing to one fan who called the company out on social media.

@dbrowell We hope things went better today. We’re very sorry. No excuses for what happened last night. http://t.co/yKHWd6GIKf

— Regal Cinemas (@RegalMovies) August 1, 2014

Reports have surfaced that at least two theaters, one in Richmond, Va and another in Turnersville, New Jersey, both had the same issue. »


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Neil Patrick Harris Strips Naked After Broadway Show—See the Shameless Selfie!

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There's no business like Neil Patrick Harris showing his business. The former How I Met Your Mother leading man-turned Broadway star shared a nude selfie on Twitter after appearing onstage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch Thursday, along with the caption, "Other dressing room. Post show. Post wig. Just did this." Wearing nothing but smudged blue eye shadow, smeared lipstick and the look of someone who has just given his all, the 41-year-old actor of stage and screen didn't show everything, choosing to capture only his taut torso in the buff. Two hours prior it was "Dressing room. Pre show. Pre wig. Let's do this," when the thesp snapped a shot of his flawless face just as he »


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July Box Office Falls Short of $1 Billion

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The final results are in for the month of July, and they aren't pretty.Domestic box office revenues totaled $966 million, which is down a massive 30 percent from last July. This also marks the first time since 2002 that the month of July fell short of $1 billion.The 30 percent year-to-year decline is the steepest drop in Box Office Mojo's database, which dates back to the early 1980s. The only rival is January 2011, which was off 29 percent (thanks in no small part to Avatar's impact on January 2010).What explains this historic decline? Simply put, it can be chalked up to an abnormally weak lineup of movies that weren't appealing enough to get people in to theaters. Nothing performed on par with Despicable Me 2, The Dark Knight Rises or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and nothing was expected to, either. Moviegoers aren't just going to show up out of habit*there »


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