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- TFS Staff
Will Smith is already garnering award season buzz for his role in the upcoming movie Concussion, and the actor had the support of a few of his famous former costars at a screening for the football film in La on Monday night. Along with his son Jaden and wife Jada, who stunned in a beaded sheer dress, Will was joined on the red carpet by his Independence Day costar Vivica A. Fox, his Bad Boys and Bad Boys II sidekick Martin Lawrence, and, of course, his onscreen cousin from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Alfonso Ribeiro. Before heading inside to watch the movie, Will smiled for photos with his past colleagues and palled around with Martin, who he's gearing up to partner with again for Bad Boys 3 in 2017. Keep reading to see all the nostalgic photos of Will and his celebrity pals, then check out his latest outing at the Latin Grammys! »
- Brittney Stephens
Dara O Briain chats to us about tough gigs, writing books, touring, and comedy...
Dara O Briain's latest stand-up show, Crowd Tickler, makes it onto DVD this week, having already enjoyed a digital release. It's an excellent show, and a week or two back - just as the UK leg of his tour was drawing to a close - we got the chance to speak with the man himself about it. Here's how it went...
I caught a really good Ed Byrne gig the other week. And what impressed me about it most is that it's a long time since I've seen a comedian have to battle uphill for a good hour and a half against as dead a crowd as I've seen in a long time.
Yeah. A Tuesday night in a place you have to drive to. Not a very giving crowd.
Akshay Kumar will be seen in a brand new avatar in Shital Bhatia and Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Rustom’, which will release on the weekend of Independence Day 2016, under the banner of Friday Filmworks. After the success of ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’, ‘Rustom’ will mark yet another project where the ‘Hit’ trio would be coming together to mesmerize the audience.
Inspired by certain real life incidents, the film, which is being co-produced by Friday Filmworks, Essel Vision, Cape of Good Films and Kriarj Entertainment, is written by Vipul Rawal and will be directed by debutant Tinu Suresh Desai.
Commenting on the film Producer Shital Bhatia of Friday Filmworks said, “The film is set in the late 50’s and is a pure work of fiction. Rustom is inspired from certain real life incidents that happened in the past and will be shot in India as well as in UK.”
“Akshay Kumar’s »
- Stacey Yount
46 years ago today, “Sesame Street” aired its first episode. Back then, in 1969, Oscar the Grouch was orange, Big Bird was the village idiot, and Elmo and Abby Cadabby weren’t even a glimmer in anyone’s eye. Soon Jim Henson introduced us to the green monster living in a trash can we all know, Big Bird’s character was reworked to be a curious, 6-year-old child, and more new Muppets came to populate that street where the air is sweet. The educational program has aired in over 120 countries and remains a staple in childhoods all around the world. Other notable November 10 happenings in pop culture history: • 1931: The 4th Academy Awards were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Honoring films released between August 1, 1930 and July 31, 1931, the ceremony awarded Best Picture to “Cimarron,” the first Western to win the award and the only one to do so until “Dances with Wolves »
- Emily Rome
Vivica A. Fox is clearing the air—well, some of it. She has been in a firestorm with 50 Cent and Soulja Boy since Sunday night after she alluded to 50 Cent's sexuality on Watch What Happens Live. While she said he wasn't gay, she did maintain that he might be bisexual. Ever since then, both rappers have been on a social media tirade against the Independence Day actress, posting unflattering photos and memes about her. The story quickly went viral, which ultimately resulted in Fox apologizing to Soulja Boy. "Let me say this!! Wasn't speaking about @souljaboy only my Ex and his antics! I apologize for that to @souljaboy," she tweeted Monday. Ooh the shade. Apologizing to »
50 Cent isn't letting Vivica A. Fox's words go. The Independence Day actress appeared on Watch What Happens Live Sunday night and said that the rapper wasn't gay, but there were certain incidents that raised flags for her, including his Vibe cover with Soulja Boy. "What were your thoughts when 50 Cent blamed the season ratings dip on 'gay stuff?'" Andy asked Vivica. "First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black is all I'm saying," Vivica responded. When Andy asked if 50 Cent could be gay, Vivica said "he's not," but not before adding, "We had a great time. He just seems like he's got something that's not quite »
Exclusive: Jason Moring and his team continue to assemble a roster of high-quality animation and have picked up worldwide rights to the Awesometown Entertainment feature heading into the market.
“Roland has been a pioneer in big-budget visual effects films and to be working with him on his first venture into feature animation is special. It’s even more exciting when you add-in the talents of Dan Krech and Kirstin Winkler.
“Lost Amazon has such an entertaining and universal concept that audiences »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
From RedBand.Ca, take another look @ the official 'red band' restricted trailer supporting the IMAX Marvel/Fox feature "Deadpool", starring Ryan Reynolds, based on the Marvel Comics superhero, plus official character casting notices referencing three "Deadpool" films:
The Imax Corporation, 20th Century Fox long-term, multi-picture deal will also include "Independence Day Resurgence", "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" and another untitled "Wolverine" feature.
Imax is also releasing "The Martian" in North America, China and select territories .
"Deadpool" Original Casting Notices:
"...'Ridge': Any ethnicity, early 30's to early 50's. Big, muscular, dangerous, violent, vain, insecure and more than a bit of a dick, but with a sense of humor. He is not a psychopath, he’s practical but morally neutral—he doesn’t enjoy torturing people, he just doesn't care. Role Requires Three Sequel Options.
"'Lindsay': Any ethnicity, 20's, attractive and worldly. Smart, tough, beautiful but a little bit broken. Nothing has »
- Michael Stevens
IMAX has been inking deals with the biggest movie studios to bring the latest blockbusters to the super large format, and today sees them join up with 20th Century Fox for a long-term deal for films like Deadpool, Independence Day Resurgence, and more. Come inside to check it out.
If you were hoping to Fox's biggest upcoming movies in IMAX, then you're in luck, as the two companies have worked out a long-term deal (much like they have for Disney and all their movies) that will bring some of the most anticipated movies to the wide-screen format. Films listed in the announcement include next year's Deadpool, Independence Day Resurgence, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. They also mention the next Wolverine film as being a part of it, but make no mention of Apocalypse...interesting. Regardless check out the full announcement below:
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
We’ve just heard that 20th Century Fox have just signed a new deal with IMAX to bring a truck load of their upcoming releases to the huge IMAX screens. The press release, which you can read below, says that Deadpool, Independence Day Resurgence, Maze Runner: The Death Cure and the studio’s untitled Wolverine project will all be released in the large format in cinemas across the world.
Take a look at this:
Los Angeles – Oct. 30, 2015 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:imax) and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox (Nasdaq: Fox), jointly announced the companies have entered into a long-term, multi-picture agreement. Marking the two companies’ first joint multi-picture agreement, the deal includes future tentpoles from the Fox slate, including Deadpool, Independence Day Resurgence, Maze Runner: The Death Cure and the studio’s untitled Wolverine project.
“We are very happy to announce this new global affiliation with IMAX and »
- Paul Heath
The IMAX Corporation and 20th Century Fox have signed their first long-term, multi-picture deal which will cover a range of Fox's upcoming studio tentpole films.
The likes of "Deadpool," "Independence Day Resurgence," "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" and the untitled third "Wolverine" stand alone film will now score IMAX theatrical runs.
This comes as IMAX releases "The Martian" in the U.S., China and select territories for a short theatrical run in early November.
Source: IMAX »
- Garth Franklin
This is the first multipicture agreement between Imax and Fox, they say this morning. And it means the large screen venues will get the studio’s upcoming tentpoles including Deadpool, Independence Day Resurgence, Maze Runner: The Death Cure and an untitled Wolverine project. The films will be digitally re-mastered using Imax’s proprietary technology. "Given their exciting upcoming slate, the agreement makes strategic sense for both companies,” Imax CEO Rich Gelfond says.… »
Imax Corporation and 20th Century Fox have signed their first long-term, multi-picture deal.
The agreement includes upcoming Fox tentpoles, such as “Deadpool,” “Independence Day Resurgence,” “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” and the untitled Wolverine project.
“We are very happy to announce this new global affiliation with Imax and look forward to offering our audiences another choice in their viewing of our movies,” said Paul Hanneman, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, and Chris Aronson, president of domestic theatrical distribution. “We look forward to working with our partners in what is sure to be an exciting and rewarding future.”
Imax is also releasing Fox’s “The Martian” in the U.S., China and select territories for a short theatrical run in late October and early November.
“We are extremely pleased to enter into this strategic alliance with Fox, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Deadpool and Independence Day Resurgence will both be released in IMAX in 2016.
IMAX and Twentieth Century Fox have signed a long-term, multi-picture agreement that will include forthcoming tentpoles Deadpool, Independence Day Resurgence, Maze Runner: The Death Cure and the studio’s currently untitled Wolverine project.
The deal marks the first multi-picture agreement between the two companies, and will see a slate of future Fox releases digitally remastered into IMAX image and sound quality for distribution in IMAX-enabled theatres.
Last week, IMAX announced that the company would be releasing Fox’s blockbuster title The Martian in the Us, China and selected other territories for a short theatrical run in late October and early November.
Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, said: “We have experienced some of our greatest successes [with Fox]… Given their exciting upcoming slate, the agreement makes strategic sense for both companies.
“We are also excited to be able to release blockbusters together in China, which we think »
Peter 'Rachel Adedeji' Dickson announced a couple of months ago that he'd decided to quit the show and take his booming voice with him, and so this weekend we heard a very slight snatch of a new voiceover introducing the show. But who's the man behind that American twang?
1. His name is Redd Pepper - and he honed his craft by being a Tube driver
Here are the basics. Unsurprisingly, Redd Pepper is not his real name: the 54-year-old was born Richardson Green in Barbados. He moved to London when he was young and grew up to be a Tube driver, where he'd make silly announcements on the tannoy.
"I used to say stuff like, »
Starting off this morning's round-up is Frankenstein Day of the Beast release details for the U.S. and Canada. Also: a new variant for The Walking Dead #1, Kids of Horror photo gallery, Son of Frankenstein screening details, and photos from the 8 Films to Die For premiere.
Frankenstein Day of the Beast: Press Release: "Sgl Entertainment is pleased to announce that they just have signed a 6 picture movie deal with the Legendary Horror Filmmaker Ricardo Islas. As part of the Deal, the first release of many will be Frankenstein Day Of The Beast to be Unleashed on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in the U.S. and Canada. The award-winning film had previously been released in Germany and Japan but will now be Available in North America via Sgl Entertainment along with their partners Mvd and Indie Rights.
In a foggy winter morning, a raft brings a priest to an isolated island. »
- Tamika Jones
Will Smith has been a major box office earner for nearly two decades, but recent years have seen some low points in the star’s career, with 2012’s Men in Black 3 and 2013’s After Earth both underperforming. Though the star is known primarily for big summer blockbusters, he has received recognition from the Academy for his work in serious dramas.
This year, with the release of the controversial football-centered film Concussion, Smith is hoping to reassert himself as a serious actor and garner further attention from Oscar. With a Christmas release slated for the film, however, it will have stiff competition at not just the box office, but for awards season momentum as David O. Russell‘s Joy, Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight, Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, and Adam McKay‘s The Big Short are all opening that week with big Oscar potential. »
- Patrick Shanley
Screen Gems has started filming the fifth installment in the "Underworld" series that will bring back Kate Beckinsale as Selene. The ten-week shoot will take place in Prague and surrounding areas. Theo James (The Divergent) returns as Selene's ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld: Awakening. British actors Tobias Menzies ("Outlander") and Lara Pulver ("Sherlock") will play formidable new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire, and Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") returns to play Vampire elder Thomas. The new movie is directed by Anna Foerster, who directed episodes of "Criminal Minds" TV series, but is better known for her work as cinematographer on such blockbusters as "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "White House Down." "Underworld 5" is set to hit theaters on October 21st, 2016. »
Underworld 5, as we're guessing it won't ultimately be called, is shoot to film in and around Prague for the next ten weeks. Anna Foerster is directing this time, having works as cinematographer on a bunch of Roland Emmerich films, including Independence Day and White House Down.
Cory Goodman has penned the script for this one, and joining Beckinsale and James in the cast are Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Bradley James, Daisy Head and Clementine Nicholson.
The film is currently scheduled for release on October 21st 2016. When we have more on it, we'll pass the information your way.
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