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Loitering With Intent: Tribeca Review

14 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York — An ensemble week-in-the-country film in which two struggling actors (Michael Godere and Ivan Martin) attempt to write a screenplay amid assorted distractions, Adam Rapp's Loitering With Intent trades the artificially escalating mayhem one might expect for an introspective friction more in keeping with its well-used bucolic setting. Written by the men playing those would-be thespian scribes, the pic works best when it's least self-referential, focusing on romantic attractions in many stages of development. Though it won't do for its authors what Swingers and Good Will Hunting did for theirs, Loitering is

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- John DeFore

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Mrs Doubtfire sequel with Robin Williams, Chris Columbus in the works

16 April 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A sequel to the 1993 comedy movie Mrs Doubtfire is said to be in development.

Robin Williams starred in the original film as Daniel Hillard, who disguised himself as the Scottish nanny to take care of his children.

Williams is reportedly ready to return to his role as Mrs Euphegenia Doubtfire, with Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) set to direct, The Wrap reports.

Elf writer David Berenbaum has been tapped to the write the script.

Studio heads Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva of Fox 2000 will both oversee the sequel.

Mrs. Doubtfire earned an estimated $441 million at the box office upon its debut.

Since playing the Scottish nanny more than two decades ago, Williams has since appeared in Good Will Hunting, Bicentennial Man and more.

The actor currently stars in the The Crazy Ones on CBS.

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'Gone Girl' trailer: Return to Oscars for Ben Affleck and David Fincher?

14 April 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Will Ben Affleck and David Fincher make a return to the Oscars next year? -Break- They could be contenders again for one of 2014's most anticipated films, "Gone Girl," based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also penned the screenplay. It opens on October 3, the same time of year that Fincher's "The Social Network" (2010) and Affleck's "Argo" (2012) opened before they went on to win multiple Oscars. Affleck is looking to win a third Oscar -- his first for acting following wins for Best Original Screenplay ("Good Will Hunting," 1997) and Best Picture ("Argo," 2012). However, Fincher is still in search of his first; he earned directing bids for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) and "Social Network" (2010), losing the first to Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") and the second to "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper. W »

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Starz Tackles Tricky Idea With ‘The Chair’

11 April 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Not only is the idea behind Starz new effort, The Chair, one that makes for a rough road as a show, it’s one that has only a theoretical draw insofar as gaining an audience, and who the target demographic might be. The show will follow two hopeful directors as they each make their own version of a film based on the same script.

Zachary Quinto, and several others, will serve as mentors during the process, which will provide some draw, but as these directors take us through the process of creating a coming-of-age film, does anyone actually want to be a part of that? Sure, the idea sounds good, but it’s hard to tell what the show really looks like, and whether or not watching the behind-the-scenes effort of… who knows what, is really going to draw a crowd.

I guess we’ll find out.

 

One Screenplay. Two Films. »

- Marc Eastman

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'Project Greenlight' Producer Returns with Another Competition Show

10 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Remember Project Greenlight? The three-season series gave first-time filmmakers the chance to direct a feature film. Hetero life partners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon produced the project along with Good Will Hunting producer Chris Moore. EW reports that Moore has devised a new filmmaking competition show for Starz. It will be the network’s first original unscripted series, running 10 episodes long, airing this fall. The Chair will follow two directors as they bring their first feature to the big screen — but each moviemaker will be working with the same screenplay. That story is a coming-of-age comedy called How Soon Is Now by Dan Schoffer — about college freshman coming home for Thanksgiving and “fumbling towards adulthood.” The winner gets a...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Attention Filmmakers: Starz Greenlights First Unscripted Series in the Vein of 'Project Greenlight'

10 April 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Starz has announced its first unscripted series, and independent filmmakers may want to tune in. "The Chair" will follow two independent filmmakers as they try bring their directorial debuts to the screen, with the audience voting which will be awarded $250,000 for their project. The two filmmakers are Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci. Dawson is best known for his YouTube comedy channels, which boast more than 10 million subscribers and almost 1 billion views. Martemucci, meanwhile, wrote and starred in the independent film "Breakup at a Wedding." Both directors will adapt "How Soon is Now," a coming-of-age feature chronicling the first homecoming on a Thanksgiving weekend by a handful of college freshmen, written by Dan Schoffer and produced by Josh Shader. The filmmakers will have their say in rewrites, casting, hiring of crew, and the title of their respective films. The series is created by "Good Will Hunting" and "Project Greenlight" executive producer Chris Moore. »

- Max O'Connell

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Attention Filmmakers: Starz Greenlights First Unscripted Series in the Vein of 'Project Greenlight'

10 April 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Starz has announced its first unscripted series, and independent filmmakers may want to tune in. "The Chair" will follow two independent filmmakers as they try bring their directorial debuts to the screen, with the audience voting which will be awarded $250,000 for their project. The two filmmakers are Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci. Dawson is best known for his YouTube comedy channels, which boast more than 10 million subscribers and almost 1 billion views. Martemucci, meanwhile, wrote and starred in the independent film "Breakup at a Wedding." Both directors will adapt "How Soon is Now," a coming-of-age feature chronicling the first homecoming on a Thanksgiving weekend by a handful of college freshmen, written by Dan Schoffer and produced by Josh Shader. The filmmakers will have their say in rewrites, casting, hiring of crew, and the title of their respective films. The series is created by "Good Will Hunting" and "Project Greenlight" executive producer Chris Moore. »

- Max O'Connell

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Starz orders 'Project Greenlight' follow-up 'The Chair' -- Exclusive

10 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Chris Moore, the executive producer of Oscar-winner Good Will Hunting and HBO’s Project Greenlight, is back with a new filmmaking competition series with a twist. The Chair, which Starz has ordered as its first original unscripted series for 10 episodes to air in fall 2014, follows two directors as they take their first feature film to the big screen. The catch: Each director is provided with the exact same screenplay to transform into his or her own distinct movie.

Both finished films will air on Starz and in theaters, with the winner of the $250,000 prize being determined by viewers’ digital voting and ticket sales. »

- Stephanie Robbins

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"The Monuments Men" Dual Format Special Edition Coming May 20

2 April 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Sony  

Culver City, Calif. (March 31, 2014) – George Clooney’s action thriller The Monuments Men marches its way onto Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital* May 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the

non-fiction book of the same name by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter, the film pays tribute to the real men and women who risked their lives to recover and return thousands of cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack is loaded with bonus materials, including two all-new featurettes that highlight the making of the film. The first, “George Clooney’s Mission,” features interviews with Clooney, as well as the rest of the cast, on the elements that went into completing The Monuments Men. The second featurette, “Marshaling the Cast,” features a cast discussion on the real men and women they brought to life on screen. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Late Elliott Smith Gets Doc Treatment in 'Heaven Adores You' Trailer

2 April 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While you may not know Elliott Smith by name, his music has likely snuck into your ears by way of soundtracks for films like Good Will Hunting, American Beauty and The Royal Tenenbaums. But sadly, the musician died just over 10 years ago after struggling with addiction, and his death made a huge impact on his friends, family and collaborators, mostly because of the dark circumstances surrounding his death. Now a documentary wants to explore more that Smith's death, and actually dive into the man's life and what made him a treasure in the music world and to everyone that he met and worked with. Heaven Adores You premieres at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May, and there's a trailer below. Here's the trailer for Heaven Adores You from the film's initial Kickstarter (via The Playlist): And for fans of Elliott Smith's music, the documentary will feature never-before-heard music, »

- Ethan Anderton

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20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond, Batman

29 March 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.

You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...

Al Pacino - Star Wars

Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »

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10 Celebrity Pairs You Won’t Believe Went To School Together

28 March 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

You never know who you’ll end up in school with – the most formative and excruciating period of your life – odds are your classmates will be contentious and forgettable, but sometimes you get lucky and in some cases, you begin a lifelong friendship and creative partnership like best friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. They met while attending the Cambridge Ringe and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in 1997 they both won Oscars for collaboratively writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting.

Likewise, Trey Parker and Matt Stone met at the University of Colorado in Boulder; a prolific partnership developed that includes feature films (Orgazmo, Team America), musicals (The Book Of Mormon) and the long running South Park – now including a spin-off video game. And rounding out the examples, the lovely and talented Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts boast a friendship going back to North Sydney GirlsHigh School.

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Top 10 TV Actors to Movie Stars

17 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Yeah, bitch! Having charmed millions as tragic and naïve drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul takes the wheel for his first leading role in Need for Speed this week.

As the video game adaptation speeds onto screens nationwide, we’ve taken a look at 10 stars who made the jump for small screen stardom to cinematic success (in alphabetical order).

Jennifer Aniston

As much as you might guiltily enjoy Matthew Perry romcom Fools Rush In, it’s hard to deny that Aniston’s the only Friends alumnus to find real big-screen fame. Sure, her filmography largely comprises mediocre romcoms, supporting roles in male comics’ vehicles or, latterly, sexbomb performances, but almost all of her movies are profitable, with five earning over $200m. Audiences just love Jen.

George Clooney

On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to »

- Lewis Bazley

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Project Greenlight Producer Chris Moore Remembers the Show, Matt, Ben, and Breakout Star Shia Labeouf

6 March 2014 6:52 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When the behind-the-scenes indie filmmaking series Project Greenlight first aired in December of 2001 on HBO, producer Chris Moore had already made one Oscar-winning film (Good Will Hunting) and even had his own blockbuster franchise (the American Pie movies). But when the show hit airwaves, while his producing partners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were the famous faces of the show, Moore himself became something he had never expected: a reality TV star. Project Greenlight, the first show to get eliminated in Vulture's reality TV bracket, which kicked off yesterday, detailed the process whereby a first-time writer and director, chosen through an online contest, was given a real budget and crew to make his or her first feature. Project Greenlight didn’t last long — just three seasons — and it may have just barely qualified as reality television anyway. Even today, Moore isn’t entirely comfortable using the term to describe »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Oscars: Who Will Get the Biggest Career Boost?

3 March 2014 7:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar doesn’t always translate to career gold, but winning an Academy Award can boost reputations, earning power and/or brand value. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the poster children of Hollywood’s rags-to-riches stories, launched their careers by winning an Oscar for original screenplay in 1997 with “Good Will Hunting.” Since then, the two friends have become bona fide superstars — in Affleck’s case, both in front and behind the camera.

In the past 20 years, Oscar winners such as Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction”) and Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her third Academy Award in four years, have proved that an Oscar win or even just a nomination can take a showbiz career to a whole new level.

First-time winners Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey and Spike Jonze make up the Class of 2014’s rising stars who are sure to see a spike in their already-blossoming careers.

Jared Leto

After a four-year acting hiatus, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Revisit Iconic Oscars Moments - From Angelina's Leg to Jennifer's Fall

2 March 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Oscars are finally here! We're gearing up for the star-studded night by taking a look back at some of the Academy Awards' most iconic moments. Way back in 1998, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won their first statues for Good Will Hunting and showed off their excitement in the press room, Adrien Brody laid a big kiss on Halle Berry in 2003, Angelina Jolie's right leg became famous when she posed with Brad Pitt for the 2012 show, and Jennifer Lawrence made the audience gasp when she tripped up the stairs en route to accept her 2013 best actress award for Silver Linings Playbook For these moments and many more, keep scrolling through the historic photos, and then gear up for the Academy Awards by voting in our Oscars ballot or printing out one of your own. View Slideshow › »

- Brittney Stephens

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Oscars predictions killed the event's buzz before it even began

28 February 2014 5:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Everyone's got an opinion when it comes to the Oscars, unfortunately most people's are negative, censored or ridiculous

Oscars predictions are to Los Angeles what political gossip is to Washington DC, and during the week of the Oscars it's pretty much impossible to walk down the street, let alone open a newspaper, without somebody giving you their tuppence on the matter. As with arseholes and opinions, everyone's got their own prediction but in the final days before the ceremony one verdict was becoming increasingly loud: Gravity will beat 12 Years a Slave to Best Picture. Why? Because a true story about slavery is, well, kind of a downer.

"For many, 12 Years a Slave is too hard to watch," declared a front page headline in the La Times above a story by the paper's film critic, Betsy Sharkey, suggesting audiences have shied away from the movie. But a brief glance at the »

- Hadley Freeman

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Ben Affleck's Oscar picks: Who does he want for best picture at the Academy Awards?

28 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Ben Affleck knows the Oscars. The winner of two Academy Awards himself (writing for "Good Will Hunting" and Best Picture for "Argo"), the actor-director-writer-producer knows the system. So who does he think should win best picture in 2014?

As a guest on "Live with Kelly and Michael," Affleck expresses support for "Dallas Buyers Club."

Of course, Affleck is a little biased toward this film -- his wife, Jennifer Garner, co-stars. He also points out that the rest of the film helps too though, especially the social issues and emotionalism. "My heart is with 'Dallas Buyers Club,'" Affleck explains. "To me that's my personal, emotional favorite."

That said, Affleck isn't counting anyone out. In rapid succession he mentions other nominees: "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Wolf of Wall Street." Affleck really doesn't want to choose. 

"It's a shame, because there really isn't a best," he says. "It's not like »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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McConaughey and Leto Poised to Make History on Oscar Night

28 February 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

As much as we talk about the stats and trends of the Oscars, each year of the awards seems to present us with a new piece of history. This year, Dallas Buyers Club could make history as the first film to win both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a film that did not receive a Best Director nomination. While Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto seem to be locked into their wins, this did provide an interesting jumping off point to look at the recent history of this category.

Here are the films in the past 25 years that have managed a Best Actor and Supporting Actor nomination:

1989: Driving Ms. Daisy – Morgan Freeman and Dan Ackroyd

1991: BugsyWarren Beatty and Ben Kingsley/Harvey Keitel

1992: UnforgivenClint Eastwood and Gene Hackman

1992: The Crying GameStephen Rea and Jaye Davidson

1993: Schindler’s »

- Terence Johnson

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Memo To Potential Academy Award Winners: Here's 10 Oscar Speeches To Aspire To

24 February 2014 7:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Oscars are just a couple days away, and surely one of the big highlights of the event will be the speeches -- for better or for worse. As Melissa Leo can surely attest, a bad or bizarre (or both) Oscar speech can be the next morning's top water cooler topic, and haunt you for the rest of your career. So we browsed through the Academy's archive of past Oscar speeches and picked out 10 that stood out as examples for whoever makes it to the podium this weekend (note that they are all from the past 15 years or so, as the Academy archive doesn't go back much further). For your consideration... Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (Best Original Screenplay, 1998) Hollywood loves a feel good story and no story is sweeter than that of childhood friends who grow up to not only act together but write an Oscar-winning film. Looking back »

- Indiewire

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