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Ben Stiller Turned Down Good Will Hunting, Here's Why

25 March 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ben Stiller has admitted that he turned down the opportunity to make Good Will Hunting for what, in retrospect, is a rather silly reason: he didn.t know who Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were. And though he admitted that it doesn't keep him up at night, he does call it one of his biggest regrets. The actor/adirector made this admission while talking to Vulture about his upcoming performance in Noah Baumbach.s While We.re Young.Asked if there was anything that he regretted about his own life in his 20s and 30s, Stiller admitted that he shouldn.t have turned down the chance to direct Good Will Hunting. He explained, I remember my agent sent me the script for Good Will Hunting to direct, and I was like, .Who are these guys, Affleck and Damon? And why are they attached to this project? No, thank you!. I »

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Scorsese's 'Macbeth', Campbell is Ronnie in 'Fargo', Stiller Says No to Directing 'Good Will Hunting'

25 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute. »

- Brad Brevet

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Ben Stiller Says He Turned Down An Offer To Direct 'Good Will Hunting'

25 March 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You can't live in regret, but you can certainly look back and wonder how things might've been different, had certain choices been made. While Ben Stiller has undoubtedly had a very successful career, an Oscar is still missing on his mantle. And a project that could've got him there is one he turned down: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's breakout "Good Will Hunting." "I remember my agent sent me the script for 'Good Will Hunting' to direct, and I was like, 'Who are these guys, Affleck and Damon? And why are they attached to this project? No, thank you!' I mean, maybe I’d change that," Stiller reflected to Vulture. At the time, Stiller was coming off "Reality Bites" and would next go on to direct "The Cable Guy," seen as a misfire at the time, but considered a cult classic now. Of course, Gus Van Sant took on 'Hunting, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ben Stiller Turned Down His Big Chance to Direct Good Will Hunting

24 March 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In Noah Baumbach's new movie, While We're Young, Ben Stiller plays an uptight documentary filmmaker enamored by two 20-something hipsters (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried) whose friendship prompts him to regain some of his youthful lust for life. When we caught up with Stiller last night at the film's premiere, then, we wondered whether there was anything he'd do differently if he were granted another shot at living through his 20s and 30s. "I remember my agent sent me the script for Good Will Hunting to direct," replied Stiller, "and I was like, 'Who are these guys, Affleck and Damon? And why are they attached to this project? No, thank you!' I mean, maybe I’d change that." And while Stiller — who was then an actor/filmmaker hot off directing Reality Bites — copped to more than a few regrets in life, he's ultimately made his peace with what might have been. »

- Ericka Goodman

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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announce Tribeca Talks Series Line-Up

20 March 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced this week that audiences will have an opportunity to hear panel and one-on-one conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives during this year’s Tribeca Talks series including Christopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus, Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo, Harvey Weinstein, Gus Van Sant, Courtney Love, Catherine Martin, and Christiane Amanpour.

Unique programs in the 2015 series include the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures where an acclaimed director participates in an intimate one-on-one conversation, Tribeca Talks: Master Class conversations focusing on a specific sector of the filmmaking process, Tribeca Talks: Script & Screen hosted by Barnes & Noble which explores topics related to screenwriting, as well as the previously announced special Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Conversations which presents conversations relating to sports and competition in film, »

- Sacha Hall

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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'Circle of Friends' Cast: Where Are They Now? (Photos)

16 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Circle of Friends" -- based on the Maeve Binchy novel about a group of university students' complicated love lives in 1950s Dublin -- debuted in limited release on March 17, 1995. Its stars have gone on to much bigger things but, like them, we're still very fond of the film that helped launch many of their careers.

Minnie Driver, who played plainspoken Irish lass Bernadette "Benny" Hogan in her first major film role, recently told EW, "It gave me my whole career, that movie." Just two years later, she was an Oscar nominee for "Good Will Hunting."

Where is the cast now? Over the past two decades, they've collected awards (including an Oscar and a Tony), headlined TV series, and more than one has ended up on "Game of Thrones." »

- Sharon Knolle

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Tribeca Talks to include Nolan, Lucas, Weinstein

16 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tribeca Film Festival also announces four additional documentaries to screen during the festival as part of the series.

Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for this year’s Tribeca Talks series.

Its Director Series will feature Chistopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus and Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo, while Tribeca Talks Conversations will feature the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Alex Gibney.

Meanwhile, the festival has announced it will screen four additional feature documentary films as part of the Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series.

David Holbrooke’s The Diplomat and Robin Hauser Reynolds’ Code: Debugging the Gender Gap will receive their world premieres, while the festival will host the New York premieres of Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy.

This year’s Sloan retrospectve salute will be Good Will Hunting, followed by a conversation »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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2015 Tribeca Film Festival Adds Talks With Christopher Nolan, Bennett Miller, George Lucas, Brad Bird, And Many More

16 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While we're always excited to hit a film festival and watch anything and everything until our eyes can't take it anymore, sometimes it's worth staying out of a screening and taking in a panel discussion or interview instead. This year at the Tribeca Film Festival, organizers have put together such a terrific slate of talks, we might just have to skip the movies altogether or learn to go a week or two without any sleep. Let's start with the Tribeca Talks series which has four exciting events scheduled: Christopher Nolan talking about this work with Bennett Miller; George Lucas doing the same with Stephen Colbert; Brad Bird talking about his spectacles with Janeane Garofalo, while Cary Fukunaga gets down with James Schamus. Meanwhile, post-screening talks include chats with Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting"), Courtney Love ("Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck"), while the Tribeca Talks Conversations lineup includes Harvey Weinstein and much, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Talks to include Nolan, Lucas

16 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tribeca Film Festival also announces four additional documentaries to screen during the festival as part of the series.

Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for this year’s Tribeca Talks series.

Its Director Series will feature Chistopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus and Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo, while Tribeca Talks Conversations will feature the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Alex Gibney.

Meanwhile, the festival has announced it will screen four additional feature documentary films as part of the Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series.

David Holbrooke’s The Diplomat and Robin Hauser Reynolds’ Code: Debugging the Gender Gap will receive their world premieres, while the festival will host the New York premieres of Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy.

This year’s Sloan retrospectve salute will be Good Will Hunting, followed by a conversation »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Matt Damon & Willem Dafoe Join the Cast of The Great Wall

12 March 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With filming set to begin at the end of this month, Legendary Pictures has announced the cast for the upcoming film, The Great Wall, which will be one of the largest films ever shot entirely within in China.  Come inside to learn more.  

I'd love to tell you more about The Great Wall, but right now we just don't have the information on what it will be about.  The only description we have so far is this: "Zhang Yimou is directing the story of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure."  That's a pretty basic plot description, but we Do know who will be starring in the film, thanks to a press release that dropped early this morning.  Check it out: 

Legendary Pictures announced today the principal cast for The Great Wall, the upcoming film production which is set to be »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - 'Crazy is as Crazy Does'

11 March 2015 9:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pre-credit sequence. No Collar returns to camp after dispatching with Vince. Nobody's especially sure what happened, at least nobody other than Will, who screwed up the split-voting plan and also screwed up his chances of being trusted by anybody else. With new understanding, Joe is less grateful that Will booted his nemesis and more distrustful of a new nemesis. Will says he's playing chess, not checkers, which is irrelevant, because what he's actually supposed to be playing here is "Survivor." Nina announces that she knows she's the next one out. Once again, she's feeling like an outsider and once again she wants everybody to know that she's feeling like an outsider. She just asks people not to whisper behind her back. "Enjoy yourself, Nina!" Jenn instructs her, with the most half-hearted pep talk imaginable. We know how Jenn really feels about Nina anyway and it isn't especially attractive. "I get it. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Oscar Winner Went All the Way from Wyler to Coppola in Film Career Spanning Half a Century

11 March 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper.[1] Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year. »

- Andre Soares

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Christopher Nolan Rallies the Troops to Save Celluloid Film

11 March 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was no Bat-Signal shining in the skies over the Getty Museum last Sunday, but the distress call being sent by filmmaker Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean was unmistakable — a beacon that said, in effect, “Save Our Celluloid.”

Heeding the call were some 30 representatives of the nation’s leading film archives, labs and presenting institutions, who accepted Dean and Nolan’s combined invitation to participate in an informal summit entitled “Reframing the Future of Film.” The two-part event sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (where Dean is currently an artist-in-residence) consisted of a private roundtable session in the morning, followed by a public afternoon event at which Dean and Nolan appeared in conversation with Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ planned Wilshire Boulevard museum (scheduled to open in 2017).

While the Getty gathering was hardly the first-ever symposium devoted to the sustainability of film in the digital era, »

- Scott Foundas

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26 Movie Soundtracks Getting Vinyl Reissues Including The Godfather, Jaws, Pulp Fiction & Beetlejuice

3 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Los Angeles -- Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl – including John Williams’ scores to E.T. and Jaws; Blaxploitation classics like Willie Hutch’s The Mack, J.J. Johnson’s Willie Dynamite, Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man and the hip-hop-flavored Juice; Oscar® winners such as The Godfather, Silence of the Lambs, Rocky and Good Will Hunting; and cult movies like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Knights, John LandisAnimal House, Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Amy Heckerling’s Clueless and Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The rollout got underway on January 20, with the release of Willie Hutch’s classic, much-sampled soundtrack to the 1973 movie The Mack, starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor, which was originally released on »

- Pietro Filipponi

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From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 Starts Production, Robert Rodriguez Directing Premiere Episode

2 March 2015 12:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They fought till dawn to survive season one, but even though certain characters on El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series were able to keep culebras from chomping their necks, they're still far from being safe in the upcoming 10-episode second season, which began production today and is slated for a late summer debut. It's been revealed that the season two premiere is being directed by Robert Rodriguez, with a list of familiar horror directors announced to helm other second season episodes starring the returning cast members whose characters managed to stay alive.

Press Release - "Austin, TX- March 2, 2015 -- El Rey Network and Miramax announced today the start of production on the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" in Austin, TX (home to Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios). Returning to the supernatural series are all leading cast members including Wilmer Valderrama, D.J. Cotrona, »

- Derek Anderson

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Oscars: Joan Rivers Left Out of In Memoriam Tribute

22 February 2015 8:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy Awards’ “In Memoriam” segment offered an egalitarian salute to a broad range of industry figures who died during the past 12 months.

The segment presented by Meryl Streep gave equal time to Golden Age legends and below-the-line veterans. In a departure from past years, there were no clips for any of the more recognizable names but rather a series of stylized photo illustrations. Academy officials have long urged attendees to avoid giving the impression that the tribute is a popularity contest by holding applause until the end.

The segment opened with Mickey Rooney followed by director Paul Mazursky and was applause-free, as far as telecast viewers could discern, in the Dolby Theater until the final image of director Mike Nichols flashed on screen.

Joan Rivers was a notable omission from the on-air list. The comedian who died at 80 in September had a limited film resume, to be sure, but »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Revisit Iconic Oscars Moments From the Past!

22 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Oscars are 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. And even just last year, millions of hearts swelled when Lupita Nyong'o won best actress for 12 Years a Slave. 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. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Doctor Who Season 9, HBO’s ‘New World’, Scare Campaign, Lucifer Pilot

20 February 2015 12:19 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're back with another horror/sci-fi round-up. Guest stars have been revealed for the season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, Titan Comics has a massive Doctor Who comic book crossover lined up, HBO's upcoming New World drama pilot that's likely based on the Salem Witch Trials has enlisted a notable director for its pilot, a new horror film from the duo behind 100 Bloody Acres has is entering production, and Fox has put in a pilot order for a series based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer from The Sandman comic book series.

Doctor Who Season 9: Via BBC America, TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez will be back on-screen as The Master, aka "Missy", in the two-part season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, which does not yet have a release date. Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, and Clare Higgins will also reprise their roles as Kate, the Shadow Architect, and Ohila, respectively, in the season 9 premiere, »

- Derek Anderson

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Toastmasters International Names the Six Most Memorable Academy Award Winner Speeches

20 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Aside from the winners and the glitz and glamour of all that's Hollywood, the most memorable part of the Academy Awards® is the acceptance speeches. Good or bad, what is said on stage will be remembered and live eternally on YouTube. In advance of Sunday's Oscar ceremony, Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, selects the six speeches below (in chronological order) as the most memorable in Oscar history: Seemingly unfazed by the orchestra's walk-off music, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s excitement brought his fellow actors to their feet as he accepted the Best Supporting Actor award in 1997 for his role in "Jerry Maguire." Accepting the Best Original Screenplay trophy for "Good Will Hunting" in 1998, Ben Affleck and Matt »

- Pietro Filipponi

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