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Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate; with Digital HD on July 18 and On Demand on August 1 from EuropaCorp. Capturing the phenomenon of today’s social media and the consequences of being permanently checked in, the gripping modern thriller is directed and co-written for the screen by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King), and features an all-star cast, including Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast), Oscar® winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1994), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Emmy® winner Patton Oswalt (Writing for Variety Special, “Talking for Clapping,” 2016), Glenne Headly (“The Night Of”), and Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (Best Actor, Television – Drama, “Big Love,” 2010) in his final role.
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- Tom Stockman
Sony Pictures International Productions has come on board “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir,” Ken Scott’s comedy adventure starring Indian actor Dhanush, Bérénice Béjo (“The Artist”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Erin Moriarty (“Blood Father”) and Abel Jafri (“Timbuktu”).
The English-language feature, set up as a co-production between France, India and Belgium, will be distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing International in France and the U.K. next spring.
Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Stefano Cassetti have joined the cast of the film, which was penned by Romain Puértolas and Luc Bossi, who is also producing via his Paris-based company Brio Films. Vamonos Films, Little Red Car Films, Scope Pictures, M! Capital Ventures and Impact Films are also co-producing.
Adapted from Puértolas’ novel “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe,” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages, the film follows a hustler from Mumbai who embarks on an »
- Elsa Keslassy
It was just a few days ago we learned that next month Martin Scorsese would begin directing Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, and the recently-added Ray Romano in his long-gestating crime epic The Irishman. With that Netflix production set to continue to the end of the year, it was reasonable to imagine much of 2018 would find Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker in the editing room. However, it looks like we may get another new Scorsese film sooner than expected.
Speaking to Variety, Scorsese’s long-time production designer Dante Ferretti says that the goal is to begin shooting their adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI this spring. Based on the book from David Grann, the author behind The Lost City of Z, Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Good Shepherd) has penned the script that follows »
- Jordan Raup
The filmmaker is set to begin production on his gangster movie return “The Irishman” next month, which will reunite him with “Goodfellas” duo Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. But Scorsese isn’t stopping there, as he’s got two different Leonardo DiCaprio vehicles in development for after. Scorsese and DiCaprio haven’t worked with each other since “The Wolf of Wall Street” four years ago.
The first project is an adaptation of Erik Larson’s book “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.” DiCaprio purchased the film rights to the book in 2010 and Scorsese has gone on record praising the script.
“Right now, there is a script being worked on, »
- Zack Sharf
Rome – Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are developing a film adaptation of true-crime thriller “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” as the director’s next project after “The Irishman.”
Scorsese’s longtime production designer, Dante Ferretti, told Variety that Scorsese hoped to start shooting “Flower Moon” in the spring of next year. The project is based on the bestselling book by David Grann, a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of “The Lost City of Z.”
Rights to “Flower Moon” were snapped up by Imperative last year for a reported $5 million, and a script has reportedly been drafted by veteran Oscar-winning scribe Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”).
- Nick Vivarelli
Have you ever wondered what the DC Extended Universe would have been like if it were released in the 1990s? No? Oh, well because that's exactly what a fan with a lot of time on his hands has done and it's actually pretty darn good. Batman v Superman is mostly responsible for what we have all come to know as the Dceu today, but this fan made trailer decides to take it back a few decades with an appropriate soundtrack and of course actors who would have starred at the time.
YouTuber ChiefBrodyRules, aka Frank Ireland has shared his tribute to the Dceu and the 1990s to the masses and he has decided to do something a little different from the usual fan made trailer affairs. Ireland wanted to set himself apart by reimagining the Dceu filtered through some of his favorite 90s movies instead of rehashing the same actors »
Composer John Williams, who has scored all but two of Steven Spielberg’s feature films over the past 43 years, will not be doing the music chores on Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” — instead, that job will go to “Forrest Gump” composer Alan Silvestri.
Because post-production is happening on the same time on both “Ready Player One” and Spielberg’s other film, “The Papers,” Williams will score the latter film. It will mark their 28th feature collaboration.
According to a statement from Spielberg’s Amblin Productions: “Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for ‘Ready Player One’ since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the ‘Back to the Future’ films in the ’80s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks.”
- Jon Burlingame
6 July 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
On July 6, 1994, Paramount unveiled Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump in theaters. The Tom Hanks satire would go on to win six Oscars at the 67th Academy Awards, including best picture. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:
Forrest Gump is not stupid. Although his Iq is 75, he sees the world far clearer than most. Through his decent, childlike eyes, we too see things in a less confused and muddled way. In this cheerfully straight-arrow moral tale, Tom Hanks stars as the "wise fool" Forrest Gump and delivers yet another Oscar-level performance. Paramount will win sensational box office »
- THR Staff
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s (exceedingly difficult) question: In honor of our nation’s upcoming birthday, what is the movie that still makes you most proud to be an American? Or, for foreign critics: What film most compelling sells you on the promise of America’s potential?
Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York
I know there are movies that are more complex, but “Apollo 13” gets me every time. It begins with the cynical idea of an American Dream that’s already in the rearview mirror: Moon launches, once the pride of a nation, have become routine — yesterday’s news. But journalists swarm when the orbiting crew falls into jeopardy. »
- David Ehrlich
Tom Hanks is one of the most famous and respected actors of all-time. However, it’s important to know that before the movie Philadelphia earned him an Oscar, Hanks was primarily a comedic actor. While his mega stardom came from roles like that he played in Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, and other films like Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, Cast Away, and plenty of others, Hanks was a Bosom Buddy, a guy getting married in Bachelor Party and a man who was in a “Money Pit” while trying to move into his house. Here are our picks for five of the best
- Nat Berman
Directed by Kabir Khan
Faith, they say, can move mountains. The hero of Kabir Khan’s latest and his most ….ummm….noble (if one can use that word without cynicism) film to date actually thinks he can move a mountain by just focusing hard on getting it right.
Tubelight is not a film for the cynics. But if you can toss aside your reservations about a world steeped in arcadian innocence and accept humanism rather than hedonism as a way of living, you can actually savour the supple undulating rhythms of Kabir Khan’s storytelling without questioning his right to create a world so far removed from practical stressful concerns while addressing a theme as grim as war and its ravages.
This is a very simple story with a deceptively elementary plotline: two brothers separated by war ,and… »
- Subhash K Jha
Simon Brew Jun 26, 2017
The 1969 classic The Italian Job also highlighted the peculiarities of movie studio accounting...
It’s hard to find something close to precise figure when trying to ascertain just how much money the 1969 classic The Italian Job has brought in, but the film is widely regarded as a very successful one, Starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward, and with Peter Collinson directing, the movie was first released in June 1969.
On its original box office run, its receipts were said to be just shy of $10m. The film was a big success, although it struggled to hit in America. In fact, it failed to do so, instead garnering its sizeable support primarily in the UK, and across Europe.
Still, it’s enjoyed theatrical re-releases, a belated tie-in computer game, sizeable sales on VHS and DVD, and at the last count, two remakes. In 2003, F Gary Gray directed the »
Resolve, strength, practicality, vulnerability. It’s all there in her eyes, her jaw, her smile. It’s what makes her so compelling
My love of movies and television is matched only by my love of books, so nothing makes me happier than when screen and page collide. The other week, I found myself rereading one of my favourite books-turned-movies, William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. I adore the film, which I watched as a child, as much as I adore the novel, which I discovered as a teen. And even though she is underwritten, I’ve always loved the character of Buttercup. I suspect that was down to the actor who played her on screen, the luminous Robin Wright.
Today, the adjectives Wright conjures are earthy: flinty, stony, rocky. At 51, she looks as if she was carved from marble. But when I first saw her in The Princess Bride, she »
- Bim Adewunmi
The first Brigsby Bear teaser trailer has hit the web. The film has been a favourite on the festival circuit for the past couple of months after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, the Cannes Film Festival in May (in the Critics’ Week segment) and then at this month’s Sydney Film Festival in Australia to huge acclaim. Scroll down to watch the first Brigsby Bear trailer in our player.
- Paul Heath
Live from New York, this is… Kate McKinnon’s Emmy to lose.
The Saturday Night Live vet — who scored her first golden girl last year on the strength of her Hillary Clinton impersonation — will undoubtedly snag a Supporting Actress in a Comedy nomination this year. And she’s the odds-on favorite to win again.
But our Dream Emmy nods aren’t about who we think will be nominated. They’re about who should be nominated. And, while McKinnon once again made our short list, she is surrounded by five extremely formidable funny ladies, all of whom could easily pull off an upset win (assuming, »
What It Is: Darius Rucker’s new Backstage Southern Whiskey
Who Tried It: Rennie Dyball, Senior News Editor
Why We Tried It: Um … why wouldn’t we?
Level of Difficulty: 0
When Darius Rucker was just starting out as a solo country artist, I was invited to attend a very small show he was putting on in N.Y.C. Maybe 200 fans, tops. If that wasn’t special enough, my husband John and I went backstage to meet “D” and join the ceremonial group whiskey shot with him and his band to kick off the show. It’s a longstanding tradition »
- Rennie Dyball
The Mask director Chuck Russell reveals that the action comedy was originally conceived to be a horror movie. 1994 was a huge year for Jim Carrey, he starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask. While looking at those three movies, one of them is not like the others. And it appears as if it could have been even more different. The Mask is a comedy, but it's a bit dark when compared to the other 2 outings that made Carrey a box office super star.
Russell (The Scorpion King, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) spoke to Xfinity about the 30th anniversary of Dream Warriors and also shared the interesting anecdote about The Mask. As it turns out, The Mask was originally conceived as a horror movie with Carrey starring as a Freddy Krueger-esque character. Russell explains.
"It's a great example of really fighting for your vision in a film. »
Bella Hadid ain't no yogi! E! News' Sibley Scoles caught up with the supermodel at the Nike Cortez launch event at The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday and the brunette surprisingly admitted that she's not into the yoga craze. Looks like someone won't be perfecting her Happy Baby pose any time soon! "When I work out I love to work out. I train and I work out hard for two hours," said Bella. "I don't like to do the whole yoga thing. I think yoga is calming and it's amazing, but if I am going to go for it I am going to go hard." At the event, Bella posed in a Nike sports bra, black track pants and windbreaker. She also rocked the iconic "Forrest Gump" red, white »
Executive produced byRobert Zemeckis, A&E Studios' scripted series Blue Book has been ordered to series by the History channel. Comprised of ten episodes, the series will focus on the Project Blue Book UFO investigations of the ’50s and ’60s.
A premiere date for Blue Book has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. In the meantime, we have the official press release for the announcement:
Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2017 – History® has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the original scripted drama Blue Book from A+E Studios, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group.
Executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), Blue Book chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and »
- Derek Anderson
It’s time to hear about the hunt for extraterrestrial life from the Men in Black’s side.
History on Thursday gave a straight-to-series order to Blue Book, a scripted drama about a real-life, secret U.S. government operation in the 1950s and ’60s that investigated UFO-related phenomena.
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The 10-episode first season centers on Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a college professor recruited by the Air Force “to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved,” per the network’s official release. »
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