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Jack Whitehall to star in new Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston movie Mother's Day

28 August 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jack Whitehall has been cast in a Hollywood movie alongside A-listers Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston.

Stand-up comedian Whitehall - of Bad Education, A League Of Their Own and Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad fame - will play a young British father in Atlanta.

Called Mother's Day, the film is the third in the rom-com-ensemble, set-all-on-one-day series from director Garry Marshall, following on from Valentine's Day (2010) and New Year's Eve (2011).

Roberts and Marshall previously worked together on 1990's hit Pretty Woman and 1999's Runaway Bride, though there is no sign of Richard Gere joining this movie just yet.

Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis, meanwhile, have formally signed up to the project, which centres on the lives of several mothers' dramas on the titular holiday.

The film has no official release date yet, but there's a decent chance it might be March 6, 2016 - Mother's Day next year - in the UK. »

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Bentonville Film Festival to Offer More Diversity in 2016, Says Geena Davis

27 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Academy Award winner and women’s rights activist Geena Davis is bringing her message of diversity in media back to Arkansas for the second annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff), taking place May 3-8, 2016, in the art-soaked city-cum-global headquarters of fest founding sponsor Walmart.

Presenting sponsor Coca-Cola will also return to help shepherd the festival, with Arc Entertainment and AMC Theaters acting as co-hosts. The event, which drew an impressive 37,000 attendees and 50 filmmakers from around the world –— Catherine Hardwicke, Robert De Niro, Rosie O’Donnell— during its successful inaugural year, will feature a star-studded array of speakers and panelists during its sophomore run.

“The goal of the festival is not just to showcase women and diversity—it’s to really have a proactive and powerful effect on the industry,” says Davis, Bff co-founder and founder and chair of the nonprofit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. “We’re intent on »

- Malina Saval

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 15 Pairs of Weekend Festival Passes to 2015 CineFest Backlot Block Party

26 August 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In this special HollywoodChicago.com Hookup, we’ve partnered with the first-annual CineFest Backlot Block Party from Cinespace Chicago Film Studios! The music and food festival features more than 30 bands (including Bret Michaels, Blue Oyster Cult and Quiet Riot) as well as Chicago’s most popular sweet and savory food trucks!

The music and food festival, which celebrates film and TV projects that have been shot in Chicago, takes place this weekend on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, 2015. The festival is located on the grounds of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, which is one of the largest film and TV studios outside of Hollywood. Each HollywoodChicago.com winner scores a weekend pass valid for all three days! Winning passes will be available at CineFest will call under your name.

To win your free CineFest weekend pass courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! The more social actions you complete, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Former ABC, ITV, Sky Executive Duncan Gray Sets Up Twenty Six 03

19 August 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British TV producer Duncan Gray, who has held senior creative executive roles at U.S. network ABC, British broadcaster ITV and U.K. pay TV operator Sky, and served as an exec producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” has launched production company Twenty Six 03. The company will focus on producing primetime entertainment programs for the global market.

Gray said: “We’re on the verge of announcing a big and exciting commission, and as a 100% independent company, we can concentrate on high-quality programming without any of the margin and distribution issues that get in the way of creativity in some bigger content businesses.”

Gray’s past roles include controller of entertainment at Granada, developing and launching ITV’s flagship entertainment series including “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” which is now being produced in the U.S. as “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” on NBC.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Alex Brooker interview: 'I got called a cripple online... and Twitter did nothing'

7 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alex Brooker has hit out at Twitter for failing to protect its users after he was called a "cripple" on the site.

Speaking to Digital Spy to promote Scope's End The Awkward campaign, Brooker suggested that the social network needs to start tackling abuse more strongly.

"I do believe that the people who run Twitter really need to get a hold of it soon and start really enforcing some rules on it, because at the moment you can just say anything to anyone," he said.

"I had a guy call me a 'cripple' after I was on A League of Their Own. I reported that to Twitter and they said it wasn't against their rules. And then they said, 'If you disagree with this, please give further evidence'. I basically explained to them who I was, what I did - bearing in mind that I'm a verified account as well »

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Interview: Lori Petty on a New Team in ‘Orange is the New Black’

20 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Lori Petty will never be predictable, nor put into some show business box. The free-wheelin’ Ms. P applies her expansive performance skills to the role of Lolly – a guest spot that turned into a recurring character – on Netflix’s hot series “Orange is the New Black,” which released its third season on June 12th, 2015.

Lori Petty has gone through several show business lives. She began her career in the late 1980s, and established herself in popular films like “Point Break,” “A League of Their Own” – she wears a Rockford Peaches hat in Joe Arce’s Exclusive Portrait that accompanies this interview – and “Free Willy.” She readjusted her image from ingenue to badass in “Tank Girl,” and has gone on to character roles that exemplify that image. She even directed the film, “The Poker House” (2008), that featured the movie debut of Jennifer Lawrence.

Lori Petty at the Chicago Edition of ‘The Hollywood Show, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Cool Stuff: Tom Hanks Art Show ‘No Sad Stuff’ At Gallery 1988

16 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

On Saturday June 13th 2015, Gallery 1988 celebrated the opening night of “No Sad Stuff,” a group art show paying tribute to the film career of Tom Hanks, but only depicting movies from the years 1984-1994. The show features paintings, prints and sculptures inspired by films like Big, A League Of Their Own, The Money […]

The post Cool Stuff: Tom Hanks Art Show ‘No Sad Stuff’ At Gallery 1988 appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Stars of ‘Portlandia’ and ‘Broad City’ on Getting Injured for Laughs (Video)

11 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Improv, anyone? Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”) sat down with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”) at Variety’s Actors on Actors to discuss filming in New York City and Portland, how they got started in comedy, and their influences.

Jacobson: I think sometimes the most difficult thing sometimes now for us is shooting in certain outdoor areas in New York. Just, logistically difficult. Do you guys have that in…

Glazer: P-town?

Jacobson: I’m sure everyone knows exactly what you are doing now.

Brownstein: There’s definitely certain streets in Portland where it feels like you’re making a collective film with the entire city, which can sometimes kind of take you out of the moment in terms of performance. It can also add to it and make it really exciting and lively. I find there are stunts that kind of put me in peril sometimes. Whether »

- Debra Birnbaum

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A Classic Movie Fan's Dream: 2015 Summer Film Classics at the Paramount

18 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

I've compiled a list of my favorites from the Paramount Summer Film Classics schedule for Slackerwood since 2012, so it's with this post that the upcoming end of the blog really hits me. It's been a great run, folks.

This 100th year of the Paramount Theatre means there's quite a schedule in store for us this summer. As in years past, films will screen at both Paramount and Stateside. Tickets are $12, which you can purchase online or at the venue. If you plan to see more than a few of these movies, it's probably worthwile to invest in FlixTix (a pack of 10 tickets for $60) or become a Film Fan.

And don't forget your admission covers double features! Without further ado, my last Paramount Summer Classics roundup for Slackerwood:

The Iron Giant (1999) -- The animated science-fiction story of a boy and his giant metal alien friend, which I reviewed last year for Lone Star Cinema, »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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Geena Davis’ Inaugural Bentonvillle Film Fest Promotes Femme Filmmakers and Diversity in Media

11 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bentonville, Arkanasas, a sleepy, tree-lined city that exudes a Norman Rockwell-esque vibe but whose citizenry is primarily made up of Walmart employees, morphed into a professional powerhouse of female filmmakers, artists and media gurus May 5-9 for the first annual Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Trevor Drinkwater and Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media and sponsored by Walmart and Coca-Cola.

Bentonville was abuzz with a parade of A-list celebrities, such as helmer Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen,” “Twilight”), Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Rosie O’Donnell, who flocked to the fest to inspire, educate and promote diversity and gender equality in film and TV, and to encourage an increase in the number of women working both in front and behind the camera.

Through a mix of musical events, film screenings (Janet Grillo’s “Jack of the Red Hearts” nabbed the jury award »

- Malina Saval

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Slideshow: 2014 Hollywood Show Portraits Anticipate the 2015 Show From May 1 to 3

30 April 2015 10:31 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 25 | NextBai Ling of ‘The Crow.’

Chicago – The Hollywood Show is back, and all your favorite TV and movie stars are available to meet, take pictures with and get autographs. The 2015 Chicago edition is May 1 through 3, with Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd the celebrity appearance days. HollywoodChicago.com was there for the 2014 Show, and captured some Exclusive Portraits of the type of celebrities the Hollywood Show brings directly to the fans.

Scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hollywood Show include the dynamic duo from the 1966 Batman TV show, Adam West and Burt Ward (Saturday only); Henry “Fonzie” Winkler (Saturday), “Chips” stars Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada; Louise Fletcher from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”; secondary cast members from the popular film “A League of Their Own”; and for the first time some legendary sports celebrities like Bobby Hull (Chicago Black »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Bentonville Film Festival unveils panels

27 April 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival (Bff), set to run from May 5-9, has announced the panel series covering topics addressing women, diversity and the entertainment business.

The festival also revealed details of several special events including a softball game headlined by Davis and her A League of Their Own co-star Rosie O’Donnell, as well as a Bff concert series.

O’Donnell will join other panellists on a session called In Control Of Her Own Destiny about women who launched production companies while Catherine Hardwicke will take part in Behind The Lens.

Art Of The Deal features Peter Trinh of ICM Partners and Jon Patricof of Tribeca Enterprises, among others, while Power Of The Pen includes participants such as Darla K Anderson and Effie Brown.

Davis will take part in the Women’s Economic Empowerment discussion alongside Kathleen McLaughlin from Walmart, Care’s Helene Gayle, Pamela Prince-Easton of Wbenc) and White House economics advisor Professor Abigail Wozniak »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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How Lena Dunham is Launching an Empire for Comedic Women

21 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lena Dunham needs to change her outfit. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the star and executive producer of “Girls” slips out of a hip pantsuit from her Variety cover shoot, and dons a comfortable jacket. The denim coat is as colorful as Dunham herself, the back festooned with ’90s pop-culture icons (a Furby) and other whimsical objects, like a pair of women’s underwear with an anarchist punk saying, “No Masters,” in pink lettering. “I think it’s my best fashion garment,” she says, confiding that she purchased it from one of her Instagram followers. “You may notice it’s covered in aggressive female symbols. My boyfriend tried to steal it, and I was like, ‘Back off!’ ”

Dunham, 28, isn’t just the face of “Girls,” she’s also an out-and-proud feminist — a trait passed down from her mother, photographer Laurie Simmons — and a practitioner of “Lean In,” the Sheryl Sandberg »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

6 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »

- Movie Geeks

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Tom Hanks Continues to Be the Best Thing About the Internet

3 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Everyone and everything loves Tom Hanks, including the Internet. Scratch that, especially the Internet. The delightful, Oscar-winning actor has captured the attention and admiration of the web thanks to his iconic movie career, and his general good-guy demeanor. This has resulted in everything from memes to movements like Tom Hanks Day.

But what makes Tom Hanks such an especially great Internet star, is that he’s in on the fun. Whether he’s taking part in viral videos (like his recent visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden) or playing along with a fan’s hilarious request, Hanks just continues to be the best, both on and offline.

In honor of Tom Hanks just being, you know, the coolest, here are his best contributions to the net.

Tom Hanks Reenacts All of His Movies in Six Minutes with James Corden 

The man can do everything, including effortlessly transitioning »

- Aly Semigran

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Watch Katie Couric's Epic, Death-Defying Prank on James Corden

2 April 2015 6:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

New Late Late Show host James Corden almost didn't survive his second week as host after a death-defying prank by Katie Couric.

After introducing the author and Yahoo News anchor, the camera panned to what appeared to be Couric fixing her shoe, tripping and falling down the stairs. As Couric laid on the ground motionless, the music stopped and Corden rushed over, panicked, to see if she was okay.

"Up here, James," the real Couric said from atop the stairs while her stuntwoman doppelgänger revealed herself. "April Fool's!" Corden clutched »

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Miroslav Ondříček Dies: Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer Of ‘Amadeus’ Was 80

29 March 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Miroslav Ondříček, a leading member of the Czech New Wave and Oscar-nominated cinematographer behind the camera on Amadeus, Silkwood, and A League of Their Own, has died at age 80. Born in Prague, in what was then Czechoslovakia, in 1934, Ondříček was a graduate of the Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He began his career in film shooting documentaries and newsreel footage, before joining the Barrandov Studios training school in the late 1950s. It was at… »

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Miroslav Ondricek, Oscar-Nominated Czech Cinematographer, Dies at 80

29 March 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miroslav Ondricek, a Czech cinematographer who worked frequently with director Milos Forman and was nominated twice for Academy Awards, has died, according to several reports. He was 80.

Ondricek’s son David, who is also a filmmaker, announced the death to Czech television, though no cause was given.

Ondricek worked on more than 40 films in his career, about a dozen of which were shot in the U.S. He is perhaps best known for his work with friend Forman.

The two worked together on “Ragtime” and “Amadeus,” both garnering Oscar nominations for Ondricek for his cinematography. Ondricek won a BAFTA in 1984 for “Amadeus.” Ondricek and Forman, who currently lives in New York, also worked together on “Fireman’s Ball” early in Forman’s career and “Hair.”

Ondricek stayed busy throughout the ’90s, working with U.S. director Penny Marshall on 1990’s “Awakenings,” starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, and 1992 comedy “A League of Their Own, »

- Alex Stedman

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Watch Tom Hanks perform all of his movie roles in 6 minutes

25 March 2015 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a video that will make your whole day if not your whole week, legendary actor Tom Hanks appeared on The Late, Late Show with British un-funny man James Corden where the pair re-enact a large portion of Mr. Hank’s film roles including Forrest Gump, Big, Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Road to Perdition, Joe vs. The Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, The Terminal, A League of Their Own, You’ve Got Mail, That Thing You Do, The Polar Express, Catch me if you Can, Cloud Atlas, The Green Mile, Larry Crowne, Castaway, Philadelphia, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks, Splash, Apollo 13 and the Toy Story trilogy.

Check out the video below:

Pretty cool, eh?


- Luke Owen

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Watch Tom Hanks Recreate Filmography with James Corden

24 March 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Tom Hanks has delivered countless tour de force performances throughout his career, but the actor outdid himself on the inaugural episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday, recreating the bulk of his filmography in a hilarious, frantic segment with the new host.

In under eight minutes, Hanks and Corden blasted through classic moments in movies like Forrest Gump ("Life is like a box of chocolates"), A League of Their Own ("There's no crying in baseball!") and Big, during which the pair expertly recreated the "Down Down Baby" rap and dance. »

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