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Michael Bay Gives ‘World’s Loneliest Dog’ Role in ‘Transformers’

23 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you want any insight into the mind of Michael Bay, just look to his canine companions. “If you understand how he feels about his dogs, you’ve got it,” says producer Jerry Bruckheimer. “He’s nuts about them, they’re like his kids.”

Currently, Bay is father to three English Mastiffs: Rebel, the oldest, and puppies Nitro Zeus and Bumblebee. Many of his past pups have been named after characters in his films, such as Bonecrusher, named after a Transformer, and Mason, for Sean Connery’s character in “The Rock.” Both dogs even made appearances in the “Transformers” franchise.

That love isn’t just limited to his own dogs. His producing partner at Platinum Dunes, Brad Fuller, recalls a day he and his wife were in a car with Bay. “A dog kind of jumped in front of us,” Fuller says. “He pulled over immediately, put on the hazards, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor

23 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On May 23, Michael Bay will have his hands and feet encased in cement outside the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, alongside classic stars from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep.  While Bay is thrilled, he does have one hesitation. “I just remember as a kid, going to see the handprints and I always thought the people who got this honor were so much older,” he says with a laugh.”

For the record, Bay is a youthful 52, but it’s a credit to his career that his accomplishments over the past 20 years have put him in the ranks of his mentors Steven Spielberg and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, both of whose imprints are also in the Chinese forecourt. And it’s full circle for Bay, a native Angeleno who  discovered he wanted to be a director at that very theater.

At age 15, Bay was working at Lucasfilm, filing storyboards for “Raiders of the Lost Ark. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Pirates of the Caribbean Salazars Revenge Review: Dirs. Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (2017)

22 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pirates of the Caribbean Salazar’s Revenge Review: The fifth Pirates film hits cinemas this week, but is it any good?

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It’s been almost fifteen years since the first Pirates of the Caribbean film arrived in cinemas. The film, based on a popular ride at Disney’s theme parks, took the world by storm and proved that audiences still loved a pirate yarn. Then came two sequels in reasonably rapid succession (2006 and 2007), and with the narrative completed, we thought that was the last we’d seen of Captain Jack Sparrow. Then in 2011 we got another trip around the oceans with Sparrow, this time without his sidekicks, Elizabeth and Will. It lacked the pizzazz of the original trio, but despite lukewarm reviews, went onto the generate a massive box office meaning that film five wasn’t far away. »

- Kat Hughes

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William Forsythe cast as J. Edgar Hoover in The Man in the High Castle

18 May 2017 1:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Another historic figure will be appearing in the alternate history of The Man in The High Castle, with Boardwalk Empire’s William Forsythe set to portray infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the show’s third season.

Based on the novel by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, The Man in The High Castle imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II and America is split between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan’s control.

Other roles Forsythe is known for are the series The Mob Doctor and Michael Bay’s The Rock. Amazon renewed the series for a third season in January and hired a new showrunner with the renewal. The third season will premiere on the streaming service this fall.

The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, »

- Ricky Church

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TV News Roundup: SundanceTV Acquires U.S. Rights to Australian Comedy ‘Rosehaven’

17 May 2017 4:53 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, SundanceTV secures U.S. rights for season one and will co-produce season two of Australian show “Rosehaven,” while “The Man in the High Castle” casts William Forsythe

Deals

SundanceTV has secured the U.S. rights for the first season of the Australian comedy series “Rosehaven” and will co-produce the second season with The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia. The series follows Daniel McCallum, who returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven to help his intimidating mother with her real estate business. He gets a surprise when his best friend from the mainland, Emma turns up on his doorstep – on the run from a marriage so fresh her husband is still on their honeymoon. Season 2 of the eight-episode series will begin filming Monday, June 19 in Tasmania.

Casting

William Forsythe has been cast to play the role of J. Edgar Hoover, the powerful and controversial first director of the FBI, in »

- Rebecca Rubin

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TVLine Items: The Rock's SNL Promo, High Castle Adds Hoover and More

17 May 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dwayne Johnson is really carrying this weekend’s Saturday Night Live finale.

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In a new promo for his SNL hosting stint this Saturday (NBC, 11:30/10:30c, live coast-to-coast), the wrestler-turned-actor tries to save his strength for the show by having cast member Beck Bennett carry him around. But with The Rock in Studio 8H, the ensemble is soon jumping on his back.

Press Play above to watch Johnson’s display of strength.

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First Look at Paul McCartney in Pirates of the Caribbean 5

13 May 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Like Keira Knightley's return as Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Paul McCartney's extended cameo was supposed to be kept under wraps. But the marketing for the movie is trying to sidestep a few unflattering stories about Johnny Depp in the press. So today, we get a first look at the former Beatles' character as he gets ready to hit the high seas with an all-new http://movieweb.com/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales-character-posters/Pirates 5 poster.

Johnny Depp has been in the press a lot recently. Following his divorce from Amber Heard, it was revealed that the popular actor is virtually broke. There were also rampant stories about his behavior on the set of this latest Disney sequel. He was never on time, often oversleeping due to excess drinking. Though, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has discredited some of those accounts. And everyone is in agreement that »

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‘A Star Is Born’: Will Public Realize Stefani Germanotta Is Lady Gaga?

10 May 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Casting Lady Gaga opposite Bradley Cooper for the lead role in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” was a coup for Warner Bros. But with the singer opting to use her real name, Stefani Germanotta, as her credit in the film, what does it mean for the studio’s marketing efforts and ultimate reach?

The oh-so-Hollywood take from inside the lot, according to a source, is that “there’s something appropriate about Gaga being credited as Stefani in the role of an unknown ingenue being discovered and turned into a star.” That would explain why she went by her stage name in 2016’s “American Horror Story: Roanoke” and previous movie appearances in “Machete Kills” (2013) and “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014), but what about recognition among a wide swath of mainstream moviegoers? Her “huge presence as Lady Gaga will be obvious to audiences,” adds the insider. (Worth noting: In press notes for “A Star Is Born, »

- Shirley Halperin

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Dwayne Johnson Isn’t Your Average Superstar: How The Rock Has Built a Career With Smart Choices

2 May 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like most famous people, Dwayne Johnson’s Wikipedia page includes a nifty sidebar that includes bare bones facts, like birthday and age, with a couple of lines reserved for “occupation.” Johnson’s “occupation” line is almost amusingly slim — it simply reads, “Actor, producer, singer, professional wrestler,” which is an understated way of saying “this guy does a lot.” And it doesn’t even mention his best-selling memoir, or his charity work, and “professional wrestler” hardly indicates the tremendous success he’s had in the ring.

And “actor”? That’s a very concise tribute to his blockbuster career on the big screen, one that’s amounted to dozens of credits and an estimated lifetime box office gross (domestic only!) that totals over $2.7 billion. With Johnson toplining the early summer’s biggest hit so far, the box office-dominating “Fate of the Furious” and a non-stop barrage of other features on the way, »

- Kate Erbland

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WWE blamed for cancelled Wrestlemania match, WWE wrestlers released | WrestleTalk News

26 April 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Just several months after production began on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s movie about WWE star Paige, another Hollywood wrestling biopic is about to be greenlit: a film about the life of Vince McMahon, quite aptly called Pandemonium.

The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that TriStar Pictures have snapped up the project after Andrew Lazar – the producer behind 2014’s box office smash American Sniper – acquired the rights. He’s also the man responsible for Cats & Dogs, Jonah Hex and Mortdecai, but those are in no way as impressive.

The President of WWE Studios Michael Luisi is also producing, and the project is said to have Vince McMahon’s blessing. Which probably means the movie will have no mention of Randy Savage, B. A. Star isn’t just a PR exercise, Wrestlemania always breaks attendance records, WCW never stood a chance, »

- Oli Davis

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The Fate Of The Furious Stunt Breakdown Draws The Line Between CGI And Reality

24 April 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you compare the relatively grounded and taut nature of The Fast and the FuriousPoint Break with cars, as one comparison so aptly put – with the recently-released sequel The Fate of the Furious, you’ll begin to get a sense of just how far Universal’s franchise has come, both in terms of death-defying stunts and box office success.

The actioner formerly known as Fast 8 has been crowned king of the international box office, and with a worldwide haul of $900 million and climbing, it’ll be some time yet before F. Gary Gray’s over-the-top sequel begins to run out of gas. It’s no wonder the Powers That Be are already beginning to make headway on a spinoff movie, one that’ll seemingly be headlined by The Rock and The Stath – that’s Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, of course. Will said offshoot find room in its ranks for the menacing Cipher? »

- Michael Briers

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Faster & Furiously: How Vin & the Family Owe an 80s & 90s Debt

14 April 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on how Fast & Furious owes a debt to 80s and 90s action movies…

You may have avoided the Fast & Furious franchise. I did, for ages. To me it was nothing more than ‘car porn’, full of slick machismo, bad dialogue and poorer plot choices. 2008’s semi-reboot Fast & Furious began a steady change across the next decade which stands as one of the most remarkable in any franchise in blockbuster cinematic history – what started as a B-movie car film from a Z-grade director, taking a title from a little known 50’s B-picture, evolved into a blend of The Italian Job, James Bond, and every single 80’s & 90’s action film with a cheesy hero and a shit ton of explosions you can imagine.

To those decades a franchise steered to multi billion dollar takings by shrewd helmsmen Justin Lin & James Wan (now in the hands of F. Gary Gray) owes »

- Tony Black

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The 50 Greatest Car Chases in Film: Part 1

12 April 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Fast and Furious movies aren't the only ones with great car chases. Join us as we take a look at the 50 best car chase scenes in film. This week, we’re looking at #50 through 26.

Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.   

 

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Fast & Furious 8 review

10 April 2017 10:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fast & Furious 8 is another enjoyable, big, noisy blockbuster that makes an unexpected lunge towards comedy...

I’ve got a theory about the Fast & Furious films. I call it the ‘Vin Diesel pub theory’. My suggestion is that the Fast & Furious films as we see them aren’t the events as they take place in the Fast & Furious cinematic universe (Ffcu). Rather, they’re the events as told by an aging Vin Diesel in a pub in the Ffcu. Every time he tells a story he gets further and further from the truth. Perhaps it started with him playing up his street racing experience in the first film. As the crowds have gotten bigger, now he’s a superman flipping cars through the snow and fighting Charlize Theron over a bastarding great submarine.

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Studio71 Breathes New Life Into McN Business Model Overseas

29 March 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Disney laid off thousands of content creators at its Maker Studios division in February, it sent the clearest signal yet of how troubled the so-called multichannel networks (MCNs) had become. While aggregating billions of digital video views had attracted a rash of M&A activity, like Disney’s 2014 acquisition of Maker, other MCNs like Fullscreen and AwesomenessTV have since pivoted to businesses more oriented around original-content creation.

But if McN is a dirty word, don’t tell Studio71. The company that rode the McN wave while known as Collective Digital Studio is sticking to its business model, but with a twist it will pitch at MipTV: It’s partnering with an array of overseas broadcasters to sell a combination of TV and digital inventory.

Studio71 emerged from the now defunct Hollywood management firm the Collective and began reshaping itself in 2015 when German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 bought a controlling stake. Earlier this year, France »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Win Vengeance starring Nicolas Cage on Blu-ray

24 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Cage fans unite for the one they call Nicolas is back with another explosive addition to his resume and this time “He is the law”.

101 Films is pleased to announce the UK release of Vengeance, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally from 27th March 2017. To celebrate its release, we have 2 Blu-ray copies to give away!

Niagra Falls police detective and Iraq war veteran John Dromoor (Nicolas CageThe Rock) is flagged down by a 12 year old girl after she witnesses her mother, Teena, being brutally attacked and left for dead by a group of local men.

When the men are caught, their parents hire slick criminal defence attorney Jay Kirkpatrick, (Don JohnsonDjango Unchained) who puts the focus on Teena’s credibility, sobriety and promiscuity. Shockingly her assailants are exonerated and released, even though the daughter’s testimony should have been enough for a certain conviction.

Following the verdict Dromoor »

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Shout! Factory Acquires Global Rights to New Horror Film Featuring Bill Moseley & William Forsythe

21 March 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following last year's release of their original film Fender Bender, Shout! Factory now has more new content on the way, as they have acquired global rights to a new, untitled horror film from Kevin Shulman, with a cast that includes Bill Moseley and William Forsythe.

Press Release: Los Angeles, Calif., March 21, 2017 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has acquired worldwide rights to writer/director Kevin Shulman’s new feature film, Untitled Shulman Horror Project, starring Eoin Macken (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, NBC’s The Night Shift), Kristina Klebe (Dementia, Proxy, Halloween), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Escape Plan) and William Forsythe (The Rock, The Bronx Bull, Raising Arizona). The film is developed, produced and co-financed by Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman for Roxwell Films, and co-financed and executive produced by Shout! Factory for its horror genre entertainment imprint, »

- Derek Anderson

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Giveaway – Win Vengeance on DVD

19 March 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

101 Films is pleased to announce the UK release of Vengeance, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally from 27th March 2017. To celebrate its release, we have 3 x DVD to give away!

Niagra Falls police detective and Iraq war veteran John Dromoor (Nicolas CageThe Rock) is flagged down by a 12 year old girl after she witnesses her mother, Teena, being brutally attacked and left for dead by a group of local men.

When the men are caught, their parents hire slick criminal defence attorney Jay Kirkpatrick, (Don JohnsonDjango Unchained) who puts the focus on Teena’s credibility, sobriety and promiscuity. Shockingly her assailants are exonerated and released, even though the daughter’s testimony should have been enough for a certain conviction.

Following the verdict Dromoor grows increasingly close to the victim and her family, who he then discovers are being taunted and stalked by the freed men. The injustice becomes »

- Gary Collinson

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18 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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Inverse interesting interview with composer Hans Zimmer who is swearing off superhero movies. Sounds like he had a bad time on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Playbill celebrates Sutton Foster with a gallery of all of her stage work

Variety random selection of drunk scenes in honor of your St Patricks Day hangover

/Film Alicia Vikander to headline Ben Wheatley's Freakshift. Is the director about to break out with Free Fire?

The Guardian Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has 26 (!!!) films in development

People Surprise! Film star Amanda Seyfried and stage and tv screen star Thomas Sadoski eloped! She'll be giving birth any day now, being 8+ months pregnant

Boy Culture Paris Jackson is looking more like Madonna than Michael Jackson 

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What The Rock is cooking: Dwayne Johnson's next 26 films decoded

17 March 2017 4:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The world’s highest-paid actor has a staggering number of movies in the works – and you can probably guess what happens in them from their titles alone

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson currently has 26 movies in development. That is a staggering amount of work, possibly equalled only by crippling-debt-era Nicolas Cage. On paper, it looks like a tremendous amount of resources will go into developing all of these scripts. In reality, though, that’s unlikely to be the case, because Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson only really makes three types of film: the ironic action comedy, the kids movie and the disaster epic. In fact, you can probably guess what happens in all of those forthcoming films just by looking at their names. With this in mind, let’s go through his project list on IMDb and take a guess at the plots from the titles alone, starting with the most recent. »

- Stuart Heritage

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