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From 'The Thin Man' to 'Dogfight': A broken-hearted Valentine's playlist

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From 'The Thin Man' to 'Dogfight': A broken-hearted Valentine's playlist
It has not been an easy week. At the start of the week, we had our editorial meeting here at HitFix, as we do every Monday, to talk about both the week ahead and longer-term projects as well. For fairly obvious reasons, there was a fair amount of talk about Valentine's Day content, and I mentioned a few different ideas that I might write about, including one that I'll end up publishing at some point about Steve Martin. But even as I pitched a few ideas, I found myself uncomfortable with the entire idea of writing about romantic films right now. Honestly, I was hoping to spend this week with my head down and then just sail right through this weekend without writing about love at all, because for the first time in my adult life, I am no longer sure what I think about it. After all, I was with my wife for 14 years.
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Culinary Mash-Up The Hundred-Foot Journey Is Tasty Enough

Culinary Mash-Up The Hundred-Foot Journey Is Tasty Enough
Lasse Hallström has become an expert at making mom-jeans movies, nonthreatening pictures in which headstrong women find love just when they think it's too late (Once Around), take the upper hand with their cheating husbands (Something to Talk About), and turn small, French villages topsy-turvy by opening chocolate shops (Chocolat). But the tragedy and the glory of mom-jeans is that they're kind of comfy, at least when they're well engineered. Hallström's The Hundred-Foot Journey, in which the prim proprietress of a trés chic restaurant in the French countryside learns life lessons from a raucous family of Indian emigrees, is almost embarrassingly enjoyable, despite the fact that — or maybe because — it's ridiculous in a shi...
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Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection Review And Giveaway

The Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection is another of those set releases that is the best and worst of all possible worlds. Serious fans are going to be happy to get collectible postcards, and a “personal letter from Nicholas Sparks,” but they already own the movies, and the discs don’t have any new bonuses.

On the other hand, if you don’t already own the movies (or only have one or two), this is a great collection to bring them all home at once. While there aren’t new bonuses, and the films aren’t remastered, or otherwise jazzed up with new treatments, most of the films include some solid bonuses anyway, and even the aging Message in a Bottle looks pretty good.

The Collection includes:

Message in a Bottle A Walk to Remember The Notebook Nights in Rodanthe Dear John The Lucky One Safe Haven

Running through
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Holly Hunter Joins the Cast of Director Zack Snyder’s Untitled Superman/Batman Film

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film.

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

Snyder stated, “Holly has always
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Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto Join ‘Batman vs. Superman’

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Snyder stated:

“Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her.

“I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and
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New Cast Join Affleck, Cavill in Superman/Batman Flick

New Cast Join Affleck, Cavill in Superman/Batman Flick
Director Zack Snyder has added Oscar-winning character actress Holly Hunter to the cast of the still untitled Superman/Batman movie that Warner Bros. has wisely pushed back to May 6, 2016. He has also cast muscled action players Callan Mulvey ("300: Rise of an Empire") and Tao Okamoto ("The Wolverine"). Departing from the established DC canon (something Marvel rarely does), all three actors will play characters newly created for the film.  Snyder said he has long wanted to work with the Oscar-winning actress ("The Piano") ever since he met her. She recently played a SAG-nominated supporting role in Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake" for her "Piano" director Jane Campion. She was also nominated for "Broadcast News," "The Firm," and "Thirteen." She can do comedy (the Coens' "Raising Arizona") or drama (Lasse Hallstrom's "Once Around"). Snyder met Australian actor Callan on "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire." Callan also starred in "Zero Dark Thirty" and appears.
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Holly Hunter and Callan Mulvey Join 'Batman Vs. Superman'

Holly Hunter and Callan Mulvey Join 'Batman Vs. Superman'
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of 300: Rise of an Empire, and Tao Okamoto of The Wolverine have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Director Zack Snyder had this to say in a statement.

"Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her. I just had the good fortune to work with Callan
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Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, & Holly Hunter Join the Cast of Batman vs. Superman

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With filming for Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel set to being very soon, casting for the movie has obviously been stepped up. Just now, Warner Bros. issued a press release announcing that three new actors have been cast in the movie for various roles. Come inside to check out all the details!

If you're hoping for information on who they'll be playing...you may be a little disappointed. All the press release really says is that they were cast for characters created specifically for the film. Meaning they don't already have a comic book counterpart. Either way, it's really nice to hear some sort of official information on this film, considering how quiet things have been lately on the upcoming DC Superhero flick:

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine
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Richard Dreyfuss Opens Up About His Battle with Bipolar Disorder

Richard Dreyfuss Opens Up About His Battle with Bipolar Disorder
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, star of hit movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mr. Holland's Opus, suffers from bipolar disorder. Dreyfuss, 66, first spoke publicly about his disorder in the 2006 documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. Since then, he's been sharing his personal struggles at conferences around the country to elevate the discussion on depression. "There's no shame in having depression," Dreyfuss told People at Thursday's Hope for Depression Research Foundation luncheon in New York City. "By telling my own story, I hope to help remove the stigma. It never should be something to hide.
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The Best & Worst Boston Accents in Movies

There's something about the Boston accent in cinema that forces actors to feel like they really have to nail it. Of course, there are movies set in other cities (Chicago or New York, for example) featuring normally straight-voiced actors straining to sound like they're from the area. But it's not as seemingly mandatory as it is with a Boston-set movie.

If a movie takes place in Boston — and an increasing amount of them do — it's apparently federal law for an actor to wind up and take a wild swing at their best McLaugh from Southie. Some knock it straight over the Monster, while others Buckner the chance and watch helplessly as Ray Knight frantically scores the winning run. (We'll have to wait and see about Friday's "The Heat.")

Let's take a look at the best of the best, and the wuhhhssst of the wuhhhhsst.* (*To be read with a terrible Boston accent.
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Mumbai Mantra launches Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012

Mumbai Mantra, the media and entertainment division of the Mahindra Group, is  collaborating with Sundance Institute for the inaugural Mumbai Mantra Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012. Eight feature film projects have been selected through a rigorous evaluation process of submissions from Indian screenwriters from around the world . These Screenwriting Fellows will have the opportunity to work intensely on their feature film scripts with the support of Creative Advisors (established Screenwriters and Directors) in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with the Creative Advisors, the Screenwriting Fellows will engage in an artistically demanding process that offers indispensable lessons in craft, a fresh perspective on their work and a platform to fully realize their material.This year.s Screenwriting Fellows who will go through an immersive five day workshop (March 11-16) at a Club Mahindra Resort are: .    Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre).    Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita,
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Anusha Rizvi, Shonali Bose among 8 selected for Mahindra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2012

Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters’ Lab 2012 announced eight feature-film projects for its inaugural edition. Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui’s Opium and Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar’s Margarita, With a Straw are two of them.

The selected 8 Screenwriting Fellows will get an opportunity to develop their works under the guidance of Creative Advisors at a workshop for 5 days from March 11-16, at Club Mahindra Resort in Lonavala.

The selected 8 projects are:

Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre)

Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, With a Straw)

Vikas Chandra (Toothache)

Rajnesh Domalpalli (Avani)

Prashant Nair (Umrica)

Anusha Rizvi & Mahmood Farooqui (Opium)

• Ajitpal Singh (Manjhi)

Kartik Singh (Public School).

The group of Creative Advisors include Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams), Marcos Bernstein (Central Station, Foreign Land), Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact),Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna), Shekhar Kapur (Bandit Queen, Elizabeth), Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, Eve’s Bayou), Anjum Rajabali (Rajneeti,
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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Gets New Trailer

Going back all the way to Once Around, Lasse Hallström has been, for many, a hit or miss director. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules and Chocolat have entered a special realm for a lot of people, but The Shipping News, The Hoax, and Dear John are perhaps in other categories.

Hitting theaters on March 9th, Hallström is now teamed up with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. From the popular novel, and adapted for the screen by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), the film seems to have a lot of ticks in the pro column before we even need to see anything.

The new trailer gives us even more to sink our teeth into though, as McGregor and Blunt look to deliver the kind of quirk they’ve become known for. Check it out, and mark your calendars.

From the director
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