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Feature Simon Brew Dec 28, 2012
Is Paramount onto something with its increasing rediscovery of the character-driven thriller?
Two big deals that have taken place over the past year or two have had something of an impact on the Paramount Pictures slate. And whereas Disney's blockbusters are bagsied now by a regular pipeline from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and its own animation studio, Paramount has found itself a few films shy.
Firstly, Disney's ownership of Marvel has brought to an end a flow of films that ran from the first Iron Man. Paramount took a small slice of the takings of The Avengers still (which turned out to be a significant sum of cash), but it has left a gap of a blockbuster or two in its annual roster.
Furthermore, earlier this year, DreamWorks Animation ended its long-term relationship with Paramount, and instead signed up with Fox. In this instance, Paramount took a distribution fee, »
Welcome to the 50 club, Demi Moore!
Demi Moore has enthralled us throughout her 28-year-long career, but long before Moore was one of the highest paid actress in film history or a gossip magazine favorite, she was just a struggling 16-year-old, attempting to live independently off a fledgling-modeling career. At 19, the New Mexico native had transitioned into acting, landing a role on "General Hospital." She made the jump to the big screen in "Blame It On Rio" opposite Michael Caine as his daughter; by the release of "St. Elmo’s Fire" one year later, she was a star.
For years Demi was one of the premiere actresses in Hollywood, going on to star in successful films like “About Last Night…,” “Ghost,” “A Few Good Men,” “Indecent Proposal,” and “G.I. Jane.” Of her 1986 performance in “About Last Night…,” movie critic Robert Ebert wrote, “Moore is especially impressive. There isn't a romantic note »
- Rebecca Klein
Sarah Silverman’s father, Donald, isn’t exactly taciturn. Take the comedian’s word for it: “My dad is pretty much fearless, which makes him a natural showman and public speaker. He’s always the one asked to make a toast or a speech,” she wrote in her 2010 memoir. Donald is also the source of his daughter’s famous potty mouth: “When I was three years old, I learned to swear from my father, but he taught me with every intention to do so. It was like he was teaching a ‘cursing as a second language’ course for one.” So »
- Hillary Busis
“Hey black people, old people, poor people and students. Guess what you all have in common?” Sarah Silverman asks in a new, incredibly Nsfw PSA.
We can’t print what the answer is here – nor much of anything else from the four-minute clip. Suffice to say, she’s fired up about new voter fraud laws and wants to get people registered to vote. In typical Silverman fashion, there are a lot of R-rated quips in between some great information about what you need to have in order to vote Nov. 6.
“Let My People Vote” isn’t Silverman’s first time delving into politics. »
- Erin Strecker
Mad Men’s creator Matthew Weiner and star Christina Hendricks go deep into five pivotal scenes from the Emmy-nominated episode “The Other Woman” in the second of a two-part conversation. Read Part 1 here. At The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, "Mad Men: Matthew Weiner and Christina Hendricks Dissect 5 Scenes From ‘The Other Woman,’" in which Weiner and Hendricks discuss five scenes from Season Five's controversial Joan-centric episode, "The Other Woman." In Mad Men’s controversial fifth season episode “The Other Woman,” Christina Hendricks’ Joan Harris is offered an indecent proposal: sleep with the head of the Jaguar dealership association and receive a partnership in Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Over the course of the episode, Hendricks’ Joan battles with the decision, ultimately choosing to sell her body for a seat at the table next to the men. In Part 2 of a two-part deconstruction of “The Other Woman, »
- Jace Lacob
The cast of HBO’s classic series The Wire is teaming up to ensure that the king stays the king.
An invitation posted to Barack Obama’s website yesterday informed supporters of the President’s re-election campaign that several stars of David Simon’s critically acclaimed look into the drug-infested streets of Baltimore will help host a fundraising event in Martha’s Vineyard on August 15.
Entry tickets can be purchased for a cool $500, while those looking to serve as part of the host committee will have to cough up $2, 500.
Obama has expressed the high regard in which he holds the »
- Andrew Santana
Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Jon Lovitz is seemingly continuing to audition for a job as a cable news talking head. The comedian, who’s been a vocal critic of President Obama in the past (most recently calling him a “f—ing a–hole” during a podcast) has taken to — where else? — Twitter to speak out about the President’s recent comments.
“I didn’t build my business, either,” Lovitz tweeted yesterday, along with a photo of the president holding his Nobel Peace Prize with text over the photo reading, “Nobel Peace Prize? You didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen. »
- Erin Strecker
I’ve spent the entire morning checking to see if they somehow changed June 8th to April Fool’s Day. No such luck, but this rumor is so absurd that it either has to be correct or has to be mined from an anonymous user on the message board of a fanfic blog. Or it comes from Deadline Seattle. The paper thin report alleges that Universal has been in talks with Angelina Jolie to direct at least the first film in the trilogy based on E.L. James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The project is a massive one according to studio math because the books have been so popular (over ten million copies sold in 37 countries), so theoretically getting a high profile name attached as director could help the business side of things. On the other hand, this seems like a massive gamble. Is it supposed to be a tentpole film like Hunger Games and Twilight? It »
- Cole Abaius
The titular "other woman" in this week's episode of Mad Men is actually a car, but the ladies of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce - Peggy and Joan - are also courted in very different ways. Both women make major decisions that impact their careers and their futures (not to mention the whole dynamic of Scdp). The way that Joan and Peggy handle their respective situations truly showcases just how different these women are, even if they both have the same ambition and devotion to success at heart. I can't get into it without revealing a few spoilers, though, so let's break down the biggest moments when you read more. The ending of an era: Peggy's leaving Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce! This is by far the show's biggest shake-up since Don and Megan's engagement, and it's bittersweet because it happens right in the middle of all the Jaguar madness. Peggy's felt »
- Becky Kirsch
Kelly's attempts to promote her latest film at Cannes are undone by a love-struck French millionaire
You want to sleep with Kelly Brook. Lost in Showbiz wants to sleep with Kelly Brook. Everyone wants to sleep with Kelly Brook! Even Kelly Brook wants to sleep with Kelly Brook. There's no point in denying it. If everyone in the world didn't want to sleep with Kelly Brook, then she wouldn't remain so prominent in the public consciousness.
Since her days on The Big Breakfast, Kelly has been cruelly ridiculed for her acting roles (from "Beautiful Woman in Painting" in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, to "Lyle's Girlfriend" in 2003's reimagining of The Italian Job). Perhaps it's her beauty that has undermined her ability to land roles that have actual names rather than vague character descriptions. People are sometimes sceptical about the artistic credibility of people born with uncannily symmetrical features. But probably »
- Sam Delaney
Set in Pennsylvania’s mining country, the story follows a 20-year-old man who has to care for his three sisters after his mother is convicted of killing his abusive father.
He commences an affair with a married mother of two and becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Andrew Garfield was previously attached to star but that fell apart a while back due to scheduling issues.
Rcr Media Group is backing the steamy thriller which "Fatal Attraction" and "Indecent Proposal" helmer Lyne will direct, marking his first film since 2002's "Unfaithful". Lyne's been attached to numerous projects over the years including "Two Minutes to Midnight," "Prince of Thieves", and last month he was linked to John Grisham's legal thriller "The Associate". »
- Garth Franklin
As one door closes, so another opens... and Kelly Brook walks through it.
On the same day that Cheryl Cole jetted out of Cannes, having made her presence felt in a gown that merged effortlessly into the red carpet, Kelly Brook turned up to delight the photographers on La Croisette.
Kelly was at the screening for Vous N'Avez Encore Rien Vu (You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet) at the 65th Festival, where she joined other stars, including controversial director Roman Polanski.
Kelly does Cannes
The British model was dressed in a striking one-sleeved metallic silver dress, with a sneaky thigh-high split, and an accompanying clutch bag.
Kelly was in town to help promote Keith Lemon: The Movie, in which she ends up in bed with the British comedian - due to a dry spell, she joked.
But the Daily Mail reported that she'd received another off-screen offer while she was »
- The Huffington Post UK
Demi Moore is changing her twitter name from @mrskutcher. The 49-year-old actress recently made a return to the social networking site under her married name with a self portait tweet, but following her split from husband Ashton Kutcher in November 2011 she wants to have a new moniker. She wrote: "Time for a change, twitter name change ... any suggestions? (sic)" Celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan suggested she changed it to "mrsmorgan", but Demi laughed it off insisting the title was already taken by Piers' wife, journalist Celia Walden. She wrote: "I think that one is taken! Rt @piersmorgan: How about mrsmorgan ? (sic)" Demi has previously been a prolific user of twitter, but stopped using the site in January 2012. Last month, the 'Indecent Proposal' actress left Utah's Cirque Lodge clinic - where she was receiving treatment for "an eating disorder and addiction issues" - and is said to now be in »
Troubled actress Demi Moore returned to the spotlight on Tuesday by making her first public appearance since her recent stint in rehab.
The Indecent Proposal star has endured a tough few months following her split from husband Ashton Kutcher in November and has been keeping a low profile since her hospitalisation in January and subsequent stint in a clinic to treat exhaustion.
However, Moore returned to Twitter this week (beg16Apr12) after a prolonged absence and she stepped back into the public eye by attending the Tuesday night red carpet launch of her friend Amanda de Cadenet's new TV show.
The actress supported her pal at the party in Los Angeles for new series The Conversation, which she executive produces, and posed for pictures on the red carpet.
De Cadenet also revealed how pleased she was to have her friend onboard, telling E! Online, "Demi is one of my best girlfriends and a great sounding board for me. She's got 10 years on me, and so she is more ahead of me in the game of being a woman.
"She is an amazing resource for me, and so she has a vast life experience that I love to experience and to hear...
"It was amazing to go to work with someone that I am so close to. It's really cool to be able to do that. She is really enjoying going behind the camera, she's a really good director... She's not someone that's like, 'Oh I can't make that phone call.' If she's on she's on, she's in. She doesn't do things half-a**ed. It was great to have her involved."
Moore's health troubles began with a medical emergency at her Los Angeles home in January, when she reportedly suffered convulsions, and she later spent a month at the Cirque Lodge Centre in Utah. Her publicist claimed the actress was battling exhaustion and checked into the clinic in a bid to "improve her overall health". »
Demi Moore has returned to twitter after a three-month break and she returned just in time for the latest love rumors of her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher, claims were made he was dating Mila Kunis. The 49-year-old actress - who separated from husband Ashton Kutcher after six years of marriage in November 2011 - continues to tweet under her married name @mrskutcher and posted a picture of herself lying on a bed with the caption "Testing...." Demi had previously been a prolific user of twitter, but this is the first time since January 7 she has used the social networking site, when she tweeted Harper's Bazaar magazine for "supporting" her. Last month, the 'Indecent Proposal' actress left Utah's Cirque Lodge clinic - where she was receiving treatment for "an eating disorder and addiction issues" - and is said to now be in a "much better place". A source said at the »
Demi Moore has returned to twitter after a three-month break. The 49-year-old actress - who separated from husband Ashton Kutcher after six years of marriage in November 2011 - continues to tweet under her married name @mrskutcher and posted a picture of herself lying on a bed with the caption 'Testing....' Demi had previously been a prolific user of twitter, but this is the first time since January 7 she has used the social networking site, when she tweeted Harper's Bazaar magazine for 'supporting' her. Last month, the 'Indecent Proposal' actress left Utah's Cirque Lodge clinic - where she was receiving treatment for 'an eating disorder and addiction issues' - and is said to now be in a 'much »
Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has topped the Us/Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopic action-drama was down a relatively modest 35% compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood »
- Zac Gille
Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has topped the Us/Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopic action-drama was down a relatively modest 35% compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood / Viggo Mortensen's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King »
- Zac Gille
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games In all likelihood, The Hunger Games is going to top the North American box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Winter's Bone / X-Men: First Class' Jennifer Lawrence, Gary Ross' film adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel is expected to score approximately $20 million at 3,916 theaters by Sunday evening after having taken in $6.45 million on Friday as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The most recent movie to achieve that feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar stayed at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight »
- Zac Gille
Kate Winslet as Rose, Titanic 3D The Hunger Games will easily top the North American box for the third weekend in a row. Gary Ross' dystopic adventure tale collected $12.9 million on Friday, April 6, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The film will likely earn somewhere between $35-$40 million over the Easter weekend. If so, it will be down around 30-35% compared to a week ago — or about half its 62% drop-off rate last (non-holiday) weekend. The Hunger Games should cross the $300 million mark at the domestic box office on Sunday. Its current total is $282.23 million. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg's American Reunion landed at no. 2 on Friday. At 3,192 locations, the R-rated comedy took in $9.2 million — including $660,000 earned at Thursday midnight screenings. Its weekend total could reach $25 million. If those estimates are correct, Universal will claim that American Reunion far surpassed the $18.7 million earned by the original »
- Zac Gille
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