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Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm focuses on J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm), a floundering sports agent who is in desperate need of a big signing. Late night channel-flipping between a cricket match and Susan Boyle’s ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ brings inspiration (as it so often does) and soon Bernstein is journeying to India to host a talent competition that will determine which would-be cricketers have the best chance at being groomed into baseball players. Returning to America with the contest winners Rinku Singh (Life of Pi’s Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal) in tow, the two prospects soon begin training under unorthodox coach Tom House (Bill Paxton), but have »
- Amon Warmann
Remembers Jonathan Lipnicki, the adorable kid in Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire? Well he’s back. Now eighteen years after he played Ray Boyd, the 23 old actor stars in this hilarious new comedy sketch titled You Used to Be Cute, and defending himself against all sorts of false accusations. The clip opens with Lipnicki reading an emotional monologue for an audition, pretty much landing the gig, before the three casting agents confuse him for somebody else. Watch the video below. Enjoy!
Bart: Have you noticed, Mike, that the gamesmanship of pre-festival season is often more entertaining than the fest movies themselves? Toronto has slammed the door on distributors who were sneaking their films into Telluride, then billing Toronto screenings as World Premieres.
Fleming: Labor Day Weekend for me is about getting kids back to school and squeezing the last moments of a summer that has flown by. I have never been to Telluride because the last thing I want to do is spend that holiday weekend in a succession of dark rooms in Colorado. Toronto is my favorite festival. It’s a wonderful platform for distributors to acquire films after seeing how they play to an audience, and to launch »
- Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr
Come on, you know who Jonathan Lipnicki is.
He's the cute little kid from Jerry Maguire who taught us all how much the human head weighs! Or, well, he was. As shocking as this may be, Lipnicki is all grown up now — and he's poking fun at "former child star" stereotypes in a new video titled "You Used to be Cute."
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- Kaitlin Thomas
Jonathan Lipnicki knows he used to be cute.The actor -- who got his adorable start as the precocious kid in "Jerry Maguire" -- just released a new web short called "You Used to Be Cute" -- giving fans an insight into what it's really like to be a former child star and poking fun at his past.In the clip, the now 23-year-old is seen going on an audition as a full-grown adult, but the mood in the room changes as the casting agents start grilling him about his rumored drug use and famous lines from the 1996 Tom Cruise film.While the short is clearly very tongue-in-cheek, Lipnicki tells toofab it's actually not too far from the truth."I got the idea from real life experiences," he says -- adding that people tell him how adorable he once was on a regular basis. When asked if he really gets confused for other child stars, »
- tooFab Staff
Like many former child actors, Lipnicki is forever stuck in people’s minds as that one cute kid in that one movie from awhile ago—and those same people are shocked when they find out that, crazily enough, he’s now an adult. Lipnicki pokes fun at this mindset in a new video that shows him auditioning for a role, only to find the casting team comparing him to other former child actors. And, naturally, interrogating him about his (fictional) addiction issues.
Though Lipnicki »
- Ariana Bacle
We write about the film business cynically as a business, but we’re a bunch of film geeks, really. I thought this when I experienced moments ago the closest thing a guy on his couch will face to a “Sophie’s Choice.” On Spike TV, there was the incomparable Roy Scheider slinging chum off the back of a boat, and a giant great white shark surfacing in Jaws, and Scheider telling Robert Shaw, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” And on AMC, at the same time, there’s Goodfellas, nearing its climax, when Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) is directed by Jimmy (Robert De Niro) to go in a storefront to pick out dresses. This after she sets up a meeting between Jimmy and her recently pinched husband Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who’s about to go rat on his Lufthansa heist pal. What would have happened had Karen gone »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Jerry Maguire did not complete Scott Boras-- in fact, the super-agent tells TMZ Sports the '96 flick was a blueprint on how Not to handle a player-agent relationship in the real world. Boras -- who reps some of the biggest stars in Mlb and famously negotiated Alex Rodriguez's $275 million mega deal in 2007 -- was at Lax this weekend when he told us the Tidwell-Maguire bromance in the movie is bad for business. "The best »
- TMZ Staff
Live, Die, Repeat when Edge of Tomorrow arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Edge of Tomorrow stars Oscar nominee Tom Cruise (Born on the 4th of July, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau).
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow was directed by Liman from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & Jez Butterworth, and based on the novel entitled "All You Need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Edge of Tomorrow is the first motion picture to be shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
Edge of Tomorrow was produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs, alongside executive producers Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, »
Warner Bros.' home entertainment division have announced some details and dates on a pair of blu-rays that action fans are sure to want to pick up. The first is a newer title in Tom Cruise's surprise blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow, and then we have details on a special 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton's classic Batman film starring Michael Keaton. Come inside to check out all the details on both these titles and when you'll be able to pick them up!
Live, Die, Repeat when “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), “Edge of Tomorrow” stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Magnolia”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”).
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Directed by Amy Heckerling.
A year in the life of teenagers at Ridgemont High as they fall in love, have sex and smoke their way through school.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a staple of 1980’s teenage cinema. Part of the ‘Teenage Kicks’ season at the BFI, this is where Cameron Crowe (who would go on to direct Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous) and Amy Heckerling (of Clueless and Look Who’s Talking) would get their start. The many cast members, including Sean Penn as a sweet stoner, would all use Fast Times as a springboard for successful careers following its release in 1982. What separates Fast Times from teenage films such as Porky’s, is the sense of sincerity and brutal honesty it seeks. Fast Times at Ridgemont High is purposefully explicit, »
- Simon Columb
James L Brooks, who created iconic TV series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi and The Simpsons and who three Oscars as writer, director and producer of Terms Of Endearment, has inked with Wme. The 20-time Emmy winner is founder of Simpsons producer Gracie Films and has 10 Academy Award nominations overall including for writing and producing Broadcast News (1987), producing Jerry Maguire (1996) and producing and co-writing As Good As It Gets (1997). He will continue to be represented by Sam Fischer at Ziffren Brittenham. Wme also recently signed writer-producers Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time) and Patrick […] »
James L. Brooks has signed with Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The prolific film and TV writer/director won three Academy Awards for producing, directing and writing Terms of Endearment. He was later nominated another five times for his work on Broadcast News, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets. Brooks’ Gracie Films banner also is responsible for movies including Big, The War of the Roses and Bottle Rocket, as well as the animated juggernaut The Simpsons. Video Comic-Con: 'The Simpsons' Puts Homer on Death's Door in Season 26 Teaser Other television classics the Emmy winner (with 20
- Rebecca Sun
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
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