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Former music journalist Cameron Crowe will have to wait until next year to release his upcoming untitled film set in Hawaii. Crowe, most famous for his films Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, has tended to leave spacious gaps between film projects, so the delay shouldn’t be too painful to endure. With a summer release of 29th May 2015, it also suggests that the film is having a lot of confidence placed in it by the studios.
The film will see Bradley Cooper playing a military contractor who returns to a launch site in Hawaii and bumps into an old flame, Rachel McAdams. Meanwhile he also begins to fall for Emma Stone’s Air Force watchdog. Meanwhile an eccentric billionaire, Bill Murray, looks to launch a new satellite system. The film sounds as though it is following the returning to old pastures and discovering love route of Crowe’s Elizabethtown, a »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
USA premieres a pair of new shows this week — one squarely situated in its lighthearted wheelhouse, the other more intriguingly pushing toward new frontiers. The former is “Rush,” about a bad-boy doctor who administers to those living in L.A.’s fast lane, while the latter, “Satisfaction,” is a drama about midlife crises as seen through the prism of a strained, fracturing marriage. As such pairings go, this one is unusually metaphorical — highlighting a network that appears slightly torn between the temptation to expand and test its boundaries, and simply settling for prescribing the same familiar feel-good formula.
Granted, the doctor in “Rush,” William P. Rush (Tom Ellis), is a little more damaged than most. While “House” might have favored pain pills, Rush is introduced snorting cocaine and smoking pot, only revealing his profession when the woman he’s picked up has an overdose, and he has to speed her to the ER. »
- Brian Lowry
On 11th January 1991, the-then head of The Walt Disney Company's motion picture division, Jeffrey Katzenberg, sent out a memo. Running to over 10,000 words, he sent this document to key higher-ups at the studio, noting that "it is meant for internal use only". Naturally, the memo leaked, and was widely ridiculed in the Hollywood trade press as a consequence. Thanks to the wonderful Letters Of Note, you can read it in full here.
But re-reading Katzenberg's memo, over 20 years later, the now head of DreamWorks Animation called a lot of things right. In fact, given that as he wrote it, »
Kids say the darnedest things! Isn't that what Bill Cosby taught us back in the 1990s? Well, the legendary comedian was right, obviously, especially when it comes to memorable movie quotes. We wanted to take a look back through the decades at some of the most hilarious, touching, unforgettable lines said by kid characters (most are live-action, but there are a few animated characters too). We even asked some of our friends and readers what their favorites were and came up with this list of 25, but it just as easily could have been 50.
And if you notice we paid extra attention to the '80s and '90s, let's just say that's when many of us were growing up; we're sure younger (and older) readers could come up with an entirely different lineup of quotes. Feel free to share them in the comments!
"So never kick a dog / Because he's »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly sweet blood. It knows how to mock cliché big things, like jokes about set-dressing and music video montages; it’s also wise about small matters, right down to the font and the framing device. Molly (Amy Poehler) is a lovable klutz who owns a small candy shop in New York; Joel (Paul Rudd) is a good, non-threateningly handsome man who happens to work for the candy mega-corporation that’s about to knock Molly’s tiny shop out of business. Any similarities to “You’ve Got Mail”—or “When Harry Met Sally,” or “Jerry Maguire,” or “Along Came Polly” or any one of »
- James Rocchi
Showtime’s most-talked-about series currently includes such dramas as Homeland and Masters of Sex, as well as this year’s newcomer horror series, Penny Dreadful. However, the network may be looking to expand its programming scope, if its recent decisions are any indication.
The channel – which also airs shows like House of Lies and Nurse Jackie - recently picked up the pilot for the comedy series Roadies, from writer/director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous). Now comes new that Showtime has ordered a second comedy pilot, with some unexpected talent involved.
According to an announcement by the network, Showtime has picked up half-hour comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a new series co-created, written and executive produced by Aline Brosh McKenna.
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- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation.
It was also announced that Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast as Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman and visible leader amongst the civil rights protesters in Selma who tried to register to »
- Michelle McCue
Today, Showtime confirmed that it had given a pilot order to Roadies, a rock comedy series from Jerry Maguire filmmaker Cameron Crowe, My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams. Crowe, whose experiences working as a music journalist for Rolling Stone and directing The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty partially inspired the show, will both script and direct the pilot.
The series, which takes place during a successful rock tour, will focus on “the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.” It will mark a return to musical territory for Crowe, whose semi-autobiographical feature Almost Famous dealt with similar material (and won him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar).
Crowe said of the show’s premise:
“We’re fans of crews, those workers up on the rigging towers, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Cameron Crowe doing a TV Series?! Sign me up, I'm already sold. According to Nikki Finke, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company is going to announce a TV pilot for a Showtime series created by Crowe. The filmmaker is best known for movies such as Say Anything, Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire.
I've really enjoyed most of the films that he has made over the years, and this series he's developing sounds fantastic. It’s described as an "ensemble comedy set during a U.S. rock tour." The title they are currently going with is Roadies, but there's a chance that could change. Crowe is set to direct the pilot before the end of the year, and this will be his first time taking on a TV show. I love the initial concept of the series, and I can't wait to watch it!
His next film comes out this Christmas. »
- Joey Paur
With such feel-good dramas as Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Elizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo on his resume, Cameron Crowe has carved out a pretty well-defined niche for himself in cinema. Now, however, it appears that the director, whose still-untitled romantic comedy with Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper is slated for release this December, is about to make the leap to the small screen. Today, we’re hearing that Crowe is collaborating with premium cable network Showtime to develop a series called Roadies.
The ensemble comedy series, to be set during a U.S. rock tour, is being produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. If the series works out, Crowe will direct the pilot later this year. The helmer’s involvement in a musically-driven show shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given his past. Crowe worked as a Rolling Stone music journalist in the 1970s, which »
- Isaac Feldberg
It appears that filmmaker Cameron Crowe is ready to take the plunge into television. The Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous director is apparently developing an ensemble comedy series for Showtime called Roadies, which will be set during a U.S. rock tour. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is poised to produce the potential series. Further details are unknown at this time, but Crowe intends to direct the pilot sometime this year, marking his first foray into the TV world. The logline sounds a bit like "Almost Famous: The Series", which is kind of great. Before moving into the film world, Crowe worked as a music journalist for Rolling Stone throughout the 1970s. That served as his inspiration for Almost Famous, and one imagines he still has plenty of personal stories to mine for a cable TV show. Hit the jump for more, including who will act as showrunner on Roadies. »
- Adam Chitwood
Cameron Crowe garnered great commercial success with Jerry Maguire, and crafted a film-enthusiast favorite in Almost Famous. Since then, his career has arguably wavered. Not everyone was down with his remake of Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky (my personal favorite). Elizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo were far from high points, even if there were elements in both that couldn't be found elsewhere (namely great soundtracks). With a still untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone »
- Sean Wist
L.A is overflowing with bandwagon L.A. Kings fans -- and Cuba Gooding Jr. tells TMZ Sports ... It Pisses Him The Hell Off!!!! Cuba was out in NYC yesterday -- where he was starting a "Let's Go Rangers" chant (he claims they're his 2nd favorite team) ... when the actor went off on all the shameless "fans" who jumped on the Kings' bandwagon during the team's playoff run. He calls 'em brutal ... he drops an »
- TMZ Staff
Suits returns June 11, as does the drama’s penchant for Game of Thrones references. Watch an exclusive clip below of Louis (Rick Hoffman) strategizing with Katrina (Amanda Schull) regarding a new threat — Jeff Malone (recurring guest star Db Woodside), a potential minion of Eric Woodall, who still has it out for Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and the firm.
Without spoiling too much, creator Aaron Korsh tells EW you’ll also find Jerry Maguire and Crimson Tide mentions, a Princess Bride reference, and an homage to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in the premiere. “What a lot of people don’t »
- Mandi Bierly
The Tom Cruise movie that immediately came to mind in the opening scenes of Edge of Tomorrow, the entertaining Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers movie that opened Friday, wasn’t one of his previous science-fiction blockbusters. It was A Few Good Men.
In the new film, directed by Doug Liman, Cruise plays Major William Cage, a charming, TV-ready spokesperson for the global military who’s successfully recruited millions of volunteers for the war against invading aliens. But he’s hardly a soldier — he coasted through Rotc and then ran an advertising agency — and the commander in charge (Brendan Gleeson) of »
- Jeff Labrecque
Award-winning composer Christophe Beck scores the action-drama Edge Of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film follows a soldier (Cruise) who finds himself caught in a time loop while battling an alien invasion.
The Edge Of Tomorrow soundtrack will be released on Watertower Records. In theaters now, read Jim Batts’ review Here. Earlier this week I spoke with the composer about his latest film soundtrack.
Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning film Frozen. The Frozen soundtrack, certified platinum 11 weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returned to the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted after scoring The Muppets in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, Tower Heist, Due Date, Date Night and Pitch Perfect. He staged the drama for »
- Melissa Thompson
Every new Tom Cruise movie these days almost demands immediate analysis about what his latest means for him and his career. In the case of Edge of Tomorrow, the science-fiction war movie that weds Starship Troopers with Saving Private Ryan with Groundhog Day, it means a lot of fun. Cruise plays a military mouthpiece whose only job is to sell the war against invading aliens to the public, but when the commanding general (Brendan Gleason) orders him to the front on D-Day, he tries to talk his way out of it, gets demoted, and finds himself dropped on the French »
- Jeff Labrecque
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at a real A-lister, and that happens to be Tom Cruise. For some, he’s become just an aging action hero, while others long for the days when he still did drama. Personally, I’m still enamored with the star power of Cruise in anything he does. He also happens to be an underrated actor, which you wouldn’t have believed just a decade ago when he seemed poised to finally win an Oscar. Yes, he does seem mostly geared towards action these days, but Cruise built his career working with A-list filmmakers. He got to the top by acting in the movies of the best in the business. Cruise has worked with a lot of top notch directors over his career. Names like J.J. Abrams, Paul Thomas Anderson, Brad Bird, Cameron Crowe, Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, »
- Joey Magidson
• Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) is reportedly voicing a CGI Thanos in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He’ll be joining fellow voice actors Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) and Vin Diesel (Groot) in the James Gunn-directed pic, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Lee Pace. Thanos, a nihilistic purple supervillain, was introduced briefly in the post-credits sequence of The Avengers and is expected to be the main foe in Avengers: The Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015), which will be a more prominent role than his Guardians part. EW’s Darren Franich actually proposed Brolin as »
- Lindsey Bahr
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Over the course of his impressive 30-plus year career, Tom Cruise has played a wide variety of characters, and all of them extremely well. Among his best performances: a good son who comes of age ("Risky Business"), a daredevil fighter pilot ("Top Gun"), a dim-witted pool hustler ("The Color of Money"), a paraplegic Vietnam vet ("Born on the Fourth of July"), a sleazy motivational speaker ("Magnolia"), a sports agent with a heart of gold ("Jerry Maguire"), a skilled ...
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