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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Good Will Hunting.s Original Script Contained A Pretty Aggressive Gay Sex Scene

20 April 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s no secret that some of our favorite movie classics looked drastically different in the early stages, but would anyone have guessed that a pretty intense gay sex scene figured into the original draft of Good Will Hunting? Harvey Weinstein hit up the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend for a panel and revealed a ton of his Hollywood experiences, one of which was this hard-to-believe tidbit.  As reported by Uproxx, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck approached Weinstein with this particular draft of Good Will Hunting. It was on page 60 that he realized there was as standout scene where two professors, who were presumed to be straight, began performing oral sex on each other. In doing so Weinstein passed the test he didn.t know he was taking. He recalled:  I thought they were both heterosexual in the way they talked before. He lost his wife, and he talks »

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Supernatural season 10 episode 17 review: Inside Man

17 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Supernatural welcomes a fan-favourite character back into the fold this week, as Sam and Cas get desperate for a lead...

This review contains spoilers.

10.17 Inside Man

Dean's condition is worsening as his dreams torture him with Cain's revelation that Dean's story will end with killing Sam. Growing increasingly desperate for any kind of lead, Sam and Cas reach out to heaven for help, hoping to access Metatron and his knowledge about the Mark. When that proves to be a bust, they call on an old friend for help to break him out. One seance later and Sam is back in touch with Bobby, wiling away his hours in his own personal heaven, but now employed in busting out Metatron. Meanwhile, Rowena starts to move in on Dean when he takes himself off to a bar, determined to wipe him out to prevent Crowley from going soft.

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- louisamellor

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Soundtrack Digital Album Set For Release April 28 Physical CD Available May 19

16 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron on April 28, 2015.

The physical CD will be available on May 19, 2015. The score features music by Brian Tyler (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “Furious 7″) and Danny Elfman.

The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron in theaters on May 1, 2015.

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Brian Tyler has scored over 70 films and recently won Film Composer »

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Amazing Robin Williams impressionist becomes viral hit

16 April 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A life-long fan of Robin Williams has scored a viral hit with his impersonations of the late actor.

Jamie Costa - a young actor with a resemblance to Williams - has passed 2 million hits in just four days on YouTube.

In the video, he channels Williams's performances in films like Flubber, Mrs Doubtfire and Good Morning, Vietnam.

Costa wrote underneath the video: "My tribute to the man whose spark ignited my passion. Rip Robin Williams."

He also performs a scene from Good Will Hunting, the film which earned Williams an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Costa isn't just a Williams impressionist, and has posted videos of himself impersonating Indiana Jones, Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey.

It recently emerged that Williams made plans to restrict the use of his image after his death. »

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Live Performances Heat Up Tribeca Film Festival Screenings

15 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Generally, a film festival is a place to watch, well, films. But some of the hottest tickets at the 2015 Tribeca Fest are likely to be for events that feature a live performance as well as a screening.

“We’re New York,” says Tribeca Film Festival programming director Genna Terranova. “We have theater, we have comedy, we have music, we have everything. The idea of combining all these wonderful arts that New York celebrates throughout the year into events with cinema only felt natural.”

See More: Tribeca Film Festival Mirrors Changing Faces of New York, Movie Business

An April 22 screening will remind viewers that in the silent film era, live music was a big part of the attraction for audiences. Harold Lloyd’s 1928 silent comedy “Speedy,” about a dedicated Yankees fan, will get a new score by DJ Z-Trip, who will perform it live.

“I’m super excited about it on many levels, »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Tribeca 2015: 9 Must-See Films

15 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival begins Wednesday with the premiere of the Saturday Night Live documentary, Live From New York!, followed by an opening night performance by Ludacris. It's a night that kicks off twelve straight days of panels with Brad Bird, George Lucas, Cary Fukanaga and Ava DuVernay; music from Mary J. Blige and Tony Bennett; reunion screenings with the casts of Goodfellas, Good Will Hunting and Monty Python and the Holy Grail; and world premieres from narratives starring Adrien Brody, Patricia Arquette, Michael Fassbender and Oscar Isaac, and docs spotlighting Kurt Cobain, Misty Copeland and Roseanne Barr. Additionally, the

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Starz Sets Premiere Date for Limited Dance Drama ‘Flesh and Bone’

9 April 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Starz has set a Nov. 8 premiere date for its limited series “Flesh and Bone,” hailing from “Breaking Bad” writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett.

The dark drama follows a young dancer with a troubled past, Claire (played by Sarah Hay, “Black Swan”), who joins a prestigious New York ballet company. The series explores NYC through the ballerina’s eyes, as she navigates the dysfunctional yet glamorous world of ballet. Claire’s self-destructive and ambitious nature drive her in unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted by the company’s artistic director (played by Ben Daniels, “House of Cards”) and an unwelcome visitor from her past.

Alongside Hay, the cast is made up of 22 ballet dancers, including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner and Emily Tyra (“Boardwalk Empire”). Other cast members include Josh Helman (“X-Men: Days of Future Past »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Starz Series Flesh And Bone Gets November 8th Premiere And Poster

9 April 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Starz is adding to their slate of originals with a limited run series, Flesh and Bone, and it could end up being one of the biggest shows around when it finally hits on November 8th.

It has a lot going for it in terms of getting people interested and talking – Breaking Bad connection, dancer with a troubled past and lots of problems – and with the track record of focusing on quality shows, this one should really be amazing.

Take a look below, and mark your calendars.


Starz Limited Series “Flesh And Bone” To Premiere November 8, 2015 From Emmy® Award-Winning “Breaking Bad” Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett

Starz today announced that “Flesh and Bone,” the eight-hour limited series created by Emmy® award-winning “Breaking Bad” Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, will premiere on Sunday November 8, 2015.

Starz also released the key art for the limited series shot by photographer James Minchin.

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- Marc Eastman

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Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Hires Ex-Sony Exec David Kaminow

6 April 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annapurna Pictures has named David Kaminow president of marketing, several weeks after he departed from Sony Pictures.

Kaminow will report to founder Megan Ellison and will oversee global marketing and publicity.

Annapurna’s upcoming slate includes Richard Linklater’s “That’s What I’m Talking About,” which will be released in theaters later this year by Paramount; David O. Russell’s “Joy,” set for a Christmas launch by Fox; and Ana Lily Amirpour’s dystopian drama “The Bad Batch,” starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves.

In 2009, Kaminow was named president of worldwide strategic marketing and research at Sony, where he oversaw all worldwide theatrical market research. He’s the latest in a long line of executives to depart from the studio over the past two years.

He worked on Sony titles including the Spider-Man franchise, “Skyfall,” “21 Jump Street” and its sequel, “The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels and Demons, »

- Dave McNary

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Robin Williams restricted exploitation of his image after death

1 April 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robin Williams made plans to restrict the use of his image after his death.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Robin Williams Trust has the right to block the use of the actor's image until at least August 11, 2039.

This means that it will not be possible to use Williams's image in advertisements. Additionally, it prevents people from digitally inserting him into a new film or creating a hologram of him, like has been done with Michael Jackson.

Laura Zwicker, an attorney at Greenburg Glusker, said that the provisions made by Williams prior to his death were "interesting", and could change the way celebrities prepare for their post-death fame.

She said: "I haven't seen that before. I've seen restrictions on the types of uses - no Coke commercials for example - but not like this. It could be a privacy issue."

On Tuesday (March 31), it was confirmed that Robin Williams's »

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Hugh Jackman teams up with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon for 'Apostle Paul'

31 March 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As Hugh Jackman begins saying goodbye to Wolverine, he’s got his next project lined up. The Aussie actor will star in “Apostle Paul,” a Warner Bros. movie based on the life of the Jewish man who followed Jesus, spread Christ’s message around the Mediterranean and is attributed with writing letters that became 14 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Deadline originally reported the news. Also involved in the project are two other A-listers: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. They’ll produce, as will Jackman. The screenplay comes from Matt Cook, who penned the upcoming “By Way of Helena” and “Triple 9.” Damon and Affleck of course are buddies and have worked together many times with their production company Pearl Street Films and in movies like “Good Will Hunting.” Perhaps their new producing partner here caught their attention when Jackman gave Affleck a big vote of confidence following the Batman casting news. »

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

25 March 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | | 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 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. 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. »

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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 »

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