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Brian Grazer Is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

16 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’.

But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking fresh-pressed carrot juice with a touch of ginger.

Not surprisingly the zen moment quickly dissolves.

“Oh shit, can I text Mick Jagger back?” Grazer asks a reporter, suddenly bolting upright, his gold-and-white leather encased iPhone vibrating. The two are co-producing “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic that debuts Aug. 1. Jagger’s on tour in Europe, and they’ve missed a chance to talk. “He’s so polite and British,” Grazer confides. “You have to be like, ‘How are you this morning?’ and take a beat, and then get on with it.”

Grazer prides himself on deciphering what makes a person tick. He’s spent the past three decades peppering industry titans, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Brian Grazer Is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

16 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’.

But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking fresh-pressed carrot juice with a touch of ginger.

Not surprisingly the zen moment quickly dissolves.

“Oh shit, can I text Mick Jagger back?” Grazer asks a reporter, suddenly bolting upright, his gold-and-white leather encased iPhone vibrating. The two are co-producing “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic that debuts Aug. 1. Jagger’s on tour in Europe, and they’ve missed a chance to talk. “He’s so polite and British,” Grazer confides. “You have to be like, ‘How are you this morning?’ and take a beat, and then get on with it.”

Grazer prides himself on deciphering what makes a person tick. He’s spent the past three decades peppering industry titans, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Tom Hanks is 58 Today. Is He Underrated as a Comedy Star?

9 July 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tom Hanks, one of the great actors and certainly my favorite star of Justin Bieber's Instagram, turns 58 today. Let's celebrate by considering a deep thought: Is it possible that Tom Hanks is underrated as a funny performer? We know he won Oscars for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," but so much of his filmography is quirkier and funnier than those classics. Does he deserve more credit for making us laugh? Let's take a look at a few clips to think about it. Exhibit A: He recreated the rap from "Big" on Jonathan Ross' show, and it went over really well.  Exhibit B: He has a surefire, hilarious way to learn a Scottish accent. Exhibit C: He doesn't even need words to be funny. Here he is boogying down in perhaps his finest film, "Joe Versus the Volcano." Exhibit D: He can even get a big laugh at a memorial service. »

- Louis Virtel

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Check Out The First Image From Ron Howard’s Heart Of The Sea

9 July 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following his surprisingly fresh and entertaining racing drama, Rush, Ron Howard has given his ever-faithful fans the first glimpse of his follow-up effort, Heart of the Sea.

Straight from his Twitter account, the Apollo 13 director shared an initial behind-the-scenes look at the post-production stage. The image, which can be seen above and in its original format below, shows the director working on a scene involving Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, who also collaborated with the director on Rush:

Post prod duties for In the Heart of the Sea pic.twitter.com/klFnOeWeri

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 8, 2014

Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea, the movie follows the true account of a whaling ship stuck in the middle of the ocean for 90 days after a grizzly encounter with a sperm whale. Sound familiar? Well, it should – the incident inspired Herman Melville’s literary classic, Moby Dick – incidentally, »

- Dale Barham

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Stay Tuned’ (1992)

4 June 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Stay Tuned

Written by Tom. S. Parker, Jim Jennewain, and Richard Siegel

Directed by Peter Hyams

USA, 1992

In 2003 the world lost a true comedic treasure; a man so funny that he was dubbed “The greatest physical comedian on the planet” by actor Don Knotts. Knotts was referring to the late, great Mr. John Ritter. With a career spanning nearly four decades in film, TV, and the stage, Ritter was an extremely talented and likable actor. He gave the world many memorable performances, most notably in the delightfully zany sitcom Three’s Company and in the ridiculously warped Problem Child films. With so many roles on his resume, Ritter became a household name for audiences worldwide. He starred in many films over the years, some notable, some not so notable. One picture that slipped through the cracks was 1992’s fantasy/comedy Stay Tuned, a wacky adventure which saw Ritter as an unlikely hero. »

- Randall Unger

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Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

2 June 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Big 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

8 April 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Though Tom Hanks had been around the block several times before Big hit, it’s the movie that really launched him into a top spot in the cultural consciousness. The awesome, but short-lived, Bosom Buddies managed to get Hanks some guest spots on shows like Family Ties, and 1984 kicked off a string off films that, while perhaps loved by some, didn’t exactly serve to rocket anyone to stardom – Splash, Bachelor Party, The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit. 1988′s Big put Hanks on the map in a big way, and audiences were taken by the charm, depth, and overall impressive abilities Hanks displayed in the film. This carried him through a few years of what we have to now hope were contractual obligation films (Joe vs. The Volcano, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch), to the point that Hanks managed A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, »

- Marc Eastman

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Splash Turns 30: 8 Memorable Mermaids from Pop Culture

9 March 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Hanks recently amazed audiences in the Academy Award-nominated Captain Phillips, and it was 30 years ago that the actor's first major movie set sail. Splash hit the big screen on March 9, 1984. Starring Hanks and Daryl Hannah, this fishy romantic comedy tells the tale of a man who meets an enchanting mermaid named Madison during his childhood. Years later, Madison (Hannah) seeks out Hanks's character, Allen, on the mean and dry streets of NYC. Allen falls for Madison and they become entangled in a series of adorable misunderstandings. If you thought relationships were hard, try dating a woman who is fluent »

- Kelli Bender

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'Splash' Cast: Where Are They Now?

7 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Splash," the sweet story of a man who falls in love with a mermaid, turns 30 this year. Since then, star Tom Hanks has gone on to become one of Hollywood's favorite leading men and the name "Madison" went from being just a famous avenue to one of the most popular girl's names in the U.S. and England.

The movie was the first from Disney's Touchstone label, one that allowed them to include some racier content, such as the implication that Hanks's and Hannah's characters got busy on top of a refrigerator.

"Splash," which opened on March 9, 1984, earned $69 million, making it the 10th-highest-grossing film of that year. (Not bad on an $8 million budget.)

The script was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, and the movie was up for a Golden Globe for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical.

A little-known sequel appeared on TV in 1988 called "Splash, Too."

If you're »

- Sharon Knolle

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Remembering John Candy 20 Years Later: 5 of the Actor's Funniest Clips (Video)

4 March 2014 3:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Beloved Canadian comedic actor John Candy died 20 years ago today, well ahead of his time. Though just 43-years-old when he passed, the larger-than-life personality left behind an admirable careers-worth of classic movie comedy moments. He also had a flair for the dramatic; perhaps both sides of the artist were best captured by his portrayal of shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith in John Hughes’ 1987 hit film “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” Candy also starred in “Stripes,” “Splash,” and “The Great Outdoors,” to name a few. He died of a heart attack in his sleep while filming western parody “Wagons East!” »

- Tony Maglio

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30 Movies Turning 30 in 2014

1 March 2014 9:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!

1The Terminator

Tagline: In the Year of Darkness, »

- MovieWeb

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Joe Dante's 'The 'Burbs' Turns 25, Watch The Alternate Ending, Interviews, Best Scenes & More

17 February 2014 10:36 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Tom Hanks is two time Oscar winning actor who has been nominated five times. He won for "Forrest Gump" and "Philadelphia" and was nom'd for "Cast Away," "Big" and "Saving Private Ryan.” Some will even say he was robbed of a six nomination this year for “Captain Phillips,” that last scene alone being rather Oscar-worthy on its own. But imagine that there’s a generation out there that might not realize how far he’s come and remember that way back when, he was a pretty silly (but still awesome) comedian. The TV show “Bosom Buddies” lead to great comedy roles in "Splash," the severely underrated "The Money Pit," "Volunteers" and "Bachelor Party." In fact, it was hard to throw a rock five feet in the 1980s and not hit a comedy that Hanks was involved in. In 1988, “Big” was the first serio-comic role that earned him respect and his first Oscar nomination, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Ron Howard May be Directing New Jungle Book

15 February 2014 4:12 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

A new film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's legendary collection of short stories is in the works, and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard may be in the director’s chair.

 

There have been earlier versions of the popular Rudyard Kipling series of jungle stories, collectively known as Jungle Book, most notably the1942 version starring Sabu, the Disney animated musical classic in 1967, and the 1994 version. Now Warner Bros. is making another version, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, they are negotiating with Ron Howard (Splash, Cocoon, Parenthood, Backdraft, Apollo 13, Ransom, A Beautiful Mind, the Cinderella Man, the Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, Angels and Demons) to helm the project.

 

Until recently, the movie was meant to be directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams) but he pulled out of the project after only a month due to scheduling commitments with other projects. The film is being written by Callie Kloves. Like previous versions, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Who wants to see the trailer for a killer mermaid movie? -- Video

7 February 2014 3:21 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The killer mermaid genre is not quite as slender as you might imagine (and we’re not even counting the controversial alternative ending to Splash in which a bloodlust-crazed Daryl Hannah beheads Tom Hanks with her tail). But it certainly isn’t large enough for us to ignore the appearance of a clip for Epic Pictures’ new horror film Nymph, about two young women who go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid beneath an abandoned military fortress.

A killer mermaid? A watery lair? Other things? What’s not to love!

Nymph stars Kristina Klebe »

- Clark Collis

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Scream Factory Bringing Star-Studded Early Eighties Slasher The Final Terror to Blu-ray

5 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Much like The Burning, The Final Terror is one of those early Eighties slasher-in-the-woods flicks that may actually be more noteworthy because of how many members of its young cast would go on to greater stardom.

Scream Factory is dusting off this nearly forgotten screamer for Blu-ray release as part of its “Summer of Fear”.

Forest rangers go camping in the woods and trespass into wilderness territory they shouldn’t have. Pot is smoked. Sex is had. Canoes are paddled. Throats are cut.

A fairly standard 1982 slasher that’s better than some, worse than others, The Final Terror has primarily toiled in obscurity since the VHS days, a little surprising considering it boasted a cast that would go on to bigger and better things.

Such as Daryl Hannah; she made this just before becoming a big star in Blade Runner and Splash. Rachel Ward’s star rose shortly after starring »

- Foywonder

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Scream Factory Unearths 80s Slasher The Final Terror For Blu-ray!

4 February 2014 1:24 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Here’s another oft-requested title finally making the jump from VHS to Blu-ray: The Final Terror! This early 80s slasher is being resurrected from Scream Factory, continuing their massive rollout in bringing some of the best vintage slashers to HD.

Read the official word below, and expect The Final Terror to make it’s way onto DVD & Blu-ray this July!

Our 2014 “Summer of Fear” release schedule is about to get even better with the following title reveal–one which we’re sure will please so many of you that have requested it. The long-lost 1983 slasher film The Final Terror is coming to Blu-ray & DVD for the first time ever!

As some of you already know, this killer-in-the-woods entry stars an eclectic group of stars including Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Night School), Daryl Hannah (Splash, Blade Runner), Adrian Zmed (Grease 2, Bachelor Party, Tj Hooker) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos »

- Justin Edwards

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The Final Terror is Coming to Blu-ray & DVD

4 February 2014 9:13 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory continues to announce new titles for 2014 and they’ve revealed that 1983′s The Final Terror is coming to Blu-ray and DVD:

via Scream Factory: “Our 2014 “Summer of Fear” release schedule is about to get even better with the following title reveal–one which we’re sure will please so many of you that have requested it. The long-lost 1983 slasher film The Final Terror is coming to Blu-ray & DVD for the first time ever!

As some of you already know, this killer-in-the-woods entry stars an eclectic group of stars including Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Night School), Daryl Hannah (Splash, Blade Runner), Adrian Zmed (Grease 2, Bachelor Party, Tj Hooker) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos).

We’re aiming for a July release. No details on extras to report at this time but the key art you see here – adapted from the original theatrical key art – is final (no pun »

- Jonathan James

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 20-11

2 February 2014 9:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.

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20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks had been the leading man in romantic comedies before (e.g. Splash). But the same year he took home his first Oscar (Philadelphia), he also starred opposite Meg Ryan in this »

- Joshua Gaul

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NBC Orders Money Pit Pilot

25 January 2014 1:57 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Splash would be ridiculously expensive and Punchline is a little too obscure, so it makes sense why NBC would order a pilot based on the Tom Hanks's comedy Money Pit, if they wanted or needed to buy a pilot based on a Tom Hanks comedy. Former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer penned the pilot, which focuses on a couple dealing with "the challenges of modern romance" while their bathtub plummets through the floor and so forth. Speaking of tumbling bathtubs, the pilot is a multi-cam, which we imagine will make it difficult to portray any of the movie's bigger, stairwell-collapsing physical gags. Exploding electrical outlets, however, NBC can do in spades. »

- Halle Kiefer

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 40-31

19 January 2014 9:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Welcome back to the Definitive List, where for the inaugural top 50, we’re counting down the best romantic comedies. The majority of numbers 50 through 41 weren’t so traditional. A secret-admirer movie, a period piece, a “These two don’t make sense together” movie, and a French fantasy among them, but we still managed to squeak in a Wes Anderson movie and a surrealist masterpiece. It doesn’t get any more traditional from here, as numbers 40 through 31 jumps around just as much, from sub-genre to sub-genre. Regardless, these films have made their mark on the industry and still hold a place in the pantheon of the rom-com hall of fame.

#40. Groundhog Day (1993)

Bill Murray was nominated for an Oscar after his dramatic turn in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. He has shown great promise in Wes Anderson’s films. But his best performance to date came in this Harold Ramis »

- Joshua Gaul

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