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Director Dean Devlin's Geostorm is on track for a disastrous opening weekend that won't even cover the cost of the reshoots. "Everyone was warned, but no one listened," says the teenage narrator of Geostorm, a natural-disaster spectacle directed and co-written by Devlin. According to the narrator, by 2019 there had been so many hurricanes, tornadoes, and heat waves that the problem of climate change could no longer be ignored. The solution? A giant weather-controlling framework that encases the Earth like a see-through geodesic dome, which is not the worst movie idea around at this current time, but probably the worst timing for a release.
The movie is pretty much advertised as an excuse to blow things up like a Michael Bay movie, almost like they just gave up about half way through making the movie and decided to ditch the script and focus on the disasters and Gerard Butler trying to hack a computer. »
A year ago it was pretty much a given that one of the selections from “La La Land” was going to win Best Original Song. This awards season is a completely different story. Original compositions such as “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” “The Mystery of Love” or “Visions of Gideon” from “Call Me By Your Name,” “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall,” “Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast” and “Truth to Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel,” a number of potential players from Pixar’s “Coco” and even “I Don’t Want to Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker” are all in the race for a nomination.
- Gregory Ellwood
Dubbed The Classics – Festival of the Films That Will Live Forever, the new film fest is founded by producer Ivonne Torres and Juan Carvajal, co-founder and artistic director of the three-year old Bogota Independent Film Festival, IndieBo.
Buoyed by sell-out crowds at IndieBo last July when the festival screened restored classics via a new pact with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Carvajal said: “I saw how these movie gems – rescued and restored with the support of the Film Foundation – deserved nothing better than to be enjoyed where they belong: the big screen.”
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
The 57-year-old actress appeared on Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and revealed that she went out for the leading lady role in the beloved dance film.
As for why she ended up not landing the role, Bertinelli admitted, "I can't dance."
Bacon's real-life wife, Kyra Sedgwick, also made a shocking confession when she appeared on Wwhl last November.
The 52-year-old actress disclosed that as a teenager, she had an on and off relationship with Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick!
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Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked for go-getters across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and finance, as well as content creators. They were proposed by their bosses and peers who have worked with them and seen their rise. All are age 40 or under, and Variety has measured them by the progress of their career trajectories: do they take calculated risks? How fast have they risen in their companies? Are they innovative and employ solutions to problems that are creative? While it’s hard to pinpoint the “it” factor, these folks embody that intangible. The people on the list have helped build the brilliant careers of their clients, shepherded hit television shows and successful movies, created small-screen series, films and animated shows, launched digital platforms, fostered hit music, counseled top dealmakers and financed them, and are some »
- Variety Staff
Just when fans thought the slayage couldn’t get any more spectacular, Beyonce showed up to the Tidal X Brooklyn event at the Barclays Center on Tuesday night in her best post-baby look yet.
The 36-year-old mother of three reeked of old Hollywood glamor and lots of her signature style in an emerald green custom Walter Mendez dress.
Photo: Getty Images
The floor-length gown featured a racy thigh-high slit and a cross-cleavage cutout as it hugged her impressive hourglass figure.
Queen Bey rocked a high half-ponytail and kept warm with a plum-colored fur stole. In addition, she rocked over $5 million worth of jewelry, including a Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewels custom made gold, diamond and emerald statement earrings, a Lorraine Schwartz 8 carat no oil emerald ring, a nude diamond triangle pinky ring, a 15 carat oval diamond ring and an Ofira Jewels gold and emerald ring.
Beyonce doesn't play second fiddle (or feather duster) to anyone!
The 36-year-old singer turned down the role of Plumette the feather duster in the recent live-action Beauty in the Beast, Bill Condon told Yahoo Entertainment on Tuesday.
Condon, who directed Bey in Dreamgirls, can't believe the 2006 musical is the only one she's ever done. "Isn't that weird? God, it seems crazy," he said, adding that "see if Beyonce is available" should be on every musical director's checklist.
Related: Beyonce and Blue Ivy Do the 'Single Ladies' Dance at Friend's Wedding!
Instead, Beyonce spent 2015 recording Lemonade. The visual album was later nominated for four Emmy Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, and won her a Peabody.
"You look at something like Lemonade: that is brilliant," Condon said. "That »
Sacrebleu! When Bill Condon was rounding out the cast for Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, he tried—and failed—to involve Beyoncé. He had worked with her before, when she played Deena Jones in his 2006 film Dreamgirls. To date, he's one of just two directors to put her in a musical—the first being Robert Townsend, who directed MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera. "Isn't that weird?" Condon recently asked Yahoo! Movies. "God, it seems crazy!" So, the director lobbied to work with her again. "I even tried to get her into Beauty and the Beast, but it wasn't a big enough part," he said. " She would have been a good feather »
Beyonce was originally considered for a role in the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” released earlier this year, director Bill Condon has confirmed. Condon, 61 – who directed Beyonce, 36, in the big-screen adaptation of “Dreamgirls” back in 2006 – admitted the pop superstar would have made a fantastic feather duster. He told […] »
- Becca Longmire
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy are giving peace a chance!
The Lemonade singer recently shared a series of adorable photos with her daughter on her website, which she captioned “Todd’s Wedding.” The photos appear to be from the nuptials of Todd Tourso — Bey’s creative director — which happened back in August.
In one, Beyoncé, 36, stood above her daughter making a peace sign over Blue’s smiling face. In the second, the two were huddled up next to each other smiling and flashing matching peace signs.
The cute photos were released just a week after Beyoncé’s mother Tina Lawson shared »
- Maria Pasquini
The live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast did boffo box office, but imagine how much more money it could’ve taken in had director Bill Condon been able to cast Beyoncé. The filmmaker recently revealed that he offered Queen Bey a part in his musical, but she declined to be his guest and take him up […]
The post Beyonce In ‘Beauty and the Beast’? It Almost Happened appeared first on /Film. »
- Chris Evangelista
Singer, songwriter, and “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women L.A. luncheon on Friday for her work with the education organization Xq Institute. But she used her platform to celebrate some of the others in the room who inspire her and her daughter.
Seeing Gal Gadot in the crowd, Clarkson stopped her speech before she really got it started to talk about how nice it is to have a “bold female figure” like “Wonder Woman” as a role model for young girls like her own 3-year-old daughter.
She fawned over Gadot, saying “Bitch got it all, she got it all,” before praising the film itself.
.@KellyClarkson fangirls over Gal Gadot: "Bitch got it all!" #WonderWoman (Watch) #PowerOfWomen presented by @LifetimeTV pic.twitter.com/Ot7qNw1vFA
— Variety (@Variety) October 13, 2017
“I love this movie, I don’t know what James Cameron is talking about,” she recalled »
- Danielle Turchiano
After an excruciating six-month wait following the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer that debuted at Star Wars Celebration in April, Disney and LucasFilm finally unveiled the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer during Monday Night Football. The fans certainly responded, with LucasFilm revealing today that the trailer was watched a whopping 120.1 million times in the first 24 hours. Here's the first part of a statement released by LucasFilm today.
"Earlier this week, the full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived on Monday Night Football and online. In just 24 hours, the trailer was viewed more than 120.1 million times worldwide, making it one of the biggest trailer debuts of all time. It had 29.1 million more views than the film's first teaser released at Star Wars Celebration last April, and there are 242K (and counting) Twitter posts surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week."
The 129.1 million views in »
The God of Thunder is about to make his presence felt at the domestic box office.
Figures relayed by The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel and Taika Waititi’s imminent threequel, is now tracking for a $90m-$100m debut in North America across the weekend of November 3rd. To put that forecast into perspective, the original Thor and its sequel, The Dark World, opened to $65.7 million and $85.7 million, respectively, which only makes today’s revelation all the more impressive.
2017 has been a difficult year for film franchises, what with Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy and even Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales all underperforming across the board. Whether this has a bearing on Universal’s planned Dark Universe, an interconnected franchise featuring some of the most famous movie monsters in cinematic history, is another question entirely. But if there’s one Hollywood universe that isn’t struggling, »
- Michael Briers
Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil, »
- Andrea Reiher
Kids can get into everything.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley found that out when her 1-year-old son Greyson Valor decided to try to munch on a bra insert on Instagram Wednesday.
Husband, Roger Matthews, could not help but share a snap of the baby and its newest pacifier.
“Hannibal Lecter ? Nope just a boy with a bra insert (aka boob enhancer / chicken cutlet) in his mouth,” Matthews wrote in the caption.
Matthews jokingly added, “On a serious note why do we have so many fake boobs laying around and why do our kids like playing with them ? Someone call child protective services #CanibalLecter. »
- Alexia Fernandez
Most of the major players in Disney’s upcoming live-action – well, CGI – remake of The Lion King are already in place, but the role of Nala is currently still vacant. Reports state, though, that Beyoncé’s involved with ongoing negotiations for the part of Simba’s leonine love interest. The issue is apparently the difficulty in navigating around the megastar’s busy schedule.
This isn’t the first time that Beyoncé has been offered a role in a Disney remake, however. It turns out she was first approached to appear in this year’s Beauty and the Beast. In conversation with Yahoo! Entertainment, the film’s director, Bill Condon, revealed that he offered Beyoncé a part in the movie. It’s not entirely clear what stage of the process the casting got to, but it seems the singer turned it down due to the lack of weight to the role. »
- Christian Bone
The carnivorous plant known as Audrey II returns to cinemas this Halloween season thanks to Fathom Events and Warner Bros., who are teaming up to bring Little Shop of Horrors (1986) to the big screen with its original ending on October 29th and Halloween night:
Press Release: For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.
In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.
- Derek Anderson
A "tale as old as time"—based on an 18th century fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont that was previously adapted into a '90s Disney animated classic—Bill Condon's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast marked the sole presentation for Walt Disney Studios on Friday at Deadline's inaugural Contenders London event. For those few unfamiliar with Beauty and the Beast, the title sets up the broad strokes of the narrative. The musical depicts the unlikely… »
It looks like Universal's very lofty plans for the Dark Universe may have been a bit premature. Bride of Frankenstein is, or possibly was, intended to be the next movie in the studio's interconnected Dark Universe series of monster movies, following Tom Cruise's The Mummy, which arrived with a critical thud over the summer. Now we have word that Universal has, at least temporarily, pulled the plug on Bride of Frankenstein.
According to Deadline, pre-production was already taking place on the remake of the 1935 classic, which is set to be directed by Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast). Universal had pre-production stopped, with "the crew has just been told to go home for the time being." Despite the stoppage, Universal released a statement saying that they are still intending to make Bride of Frankenstein, but they don't want to be rushed to "meet a release date." Here's what they had to say about it. »
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