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PromaxBDA Conference Adds Brett Ratner Keynote Q&A (Exclusive)

26 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Director and producer Brett Ratner will deliver a keynote Q&A at the 2017 PromaxBDA Conference, Variety has learned exclusively.

In his session, which will take place June 6, Ratner will discuss the future of television. He joins previously announced speakers that include: Justin Simien, creator of Netflix’s “Dear White People;” The Black List’s Franklin Leonard; Adam Stotsky, president of E! and Esquire; “SNL” writer Megan Callahan; Alan Beard, Cmo of Fullscreen Media; and many more. The Conference will take place June 5-8 in La at the Jw Marriott Hotel at La Live.

Ratner is a celebrated producer and director in both film and television. He is known for his directing work on the “Rush Hour” film franchise, as well as “X-Men: The Last Stand” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules.” As a producer, he helped launch the Fox series “Prison Break,” and has produced films such as “The Revenant,” “Black Mass,” and »

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Brett Ratner in Cannes: 'Television is obviously the future'

19 May 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us producer and director delivered a keynote at the festival today.

In his keynote address at the Winston Baker Film Financing Forum today (May 19), an ebullient Brett Ratner revealed just how he rescued Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar winner The Revenant when it went over budget; why he will soon be returning to directing; his plans to enter the TV business in a major way; and why he thinks Vr is ideal for porn.

Ratner isn’t just a filmmaker whose own movies have grossed over $2bn. He’s also a prolific producer and film financier - and a co-founder of RatPac Entertainment together with Australian businessman James Packer.

“Nobody really in Hollywood can figure out how I did this. They don’t understand,” Rattner said of his unlikely metamorphosis from director into “mogul” (a description he hates). His friend and Rush Hour star Jackie Chan calls him “the luckiest motherfucker in the world”.

“There had never »

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Brett Ratner in Cannes: 'Television is really obviously the future'

19 May 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us producer and director delivered a keynote at the festival today.

In his keynote address at the Winston Baker Film Financing Forum today (May 19), an ebullient Brett Ratner revealed just how he rescued Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar winner The Revenant when it went over budget; why he will soon be returning to directing; his plans to enter the TV business in a major way; and why he thinks Vr is ideal for porn.

Ratner isn’t just a filmmaker whose own movies have grossed over $2bn. He’s also a prolific producer and film financier - and a co-founder of RatPac Entertainment together with Australian businessman James Packer.

“Nobody really in Hollywood can figure out how I did this. They don’t understand,” Rattner said of his unlikely metamorphosis from director into “mogul” (a description he hates). His friend and Rush Hour star Jackie Chan calls him “the luckiest motherfucker in the world”.

“There had never »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Sylvester Stallone Teams With Jackie Chan In New Film Ex-Baghdad

15 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Action legend Sylvester Stallone will join forces with the comedic kung fu stylings of Jackie Chan in the new film, Ex-Baghdad.  An unusual paring for sure, the two veterans of the screen will team up to thwart an attack on a Chinese owned, Iraqi based oil refinery.

Chan will play a private security contractor who is sent in to rescue workers after the refinery is attacked. Upon learning the true intentions of the group responsible, Chan’s security advisor will team up with Stallone’s former U.S. Marine in an attempt to stop the intruders from stealing an affluence of oil.

Related: Stallone Says Not Ready The Comics Was An Advantage

Stallone is known the world over for his tough guy roles, starting out as one of cinema’s most beloved underdogs, Rocky Balboa, he then moved on to roles in countless action movies, and most recently a turn »

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Stallone and Chan team-up for Scott Waugh’s big budget Ex-Baghdad

12 May 2017 3:57 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

What happens when you put together a man known as a raw street fighter with a martial arts expert? A brand new action thriller called Ex-Baghdad which will be led by The Expendables and Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone and Rush Hour’s Jackie Chan.

The Need for Speed and Act of Valor director, Scott Waugh will take the helm in the big budget action. Waugh will have a staggering $80 million dollars to play with for this film which will mark it as one of China’s biggest budget movies to ever come out of the country.

Anyone would assume the two veteran action stars would go head to head in this new venture, which is said to be Stallone’s replacement after he parted way with The Expendables but the two will actually be working as a team according to the following synopsis.

When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Cannes: Brett Ratner, Imax CEO Rich Gelfond to Keynote Inaugural Immersive Summit

9 May 2017 3:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mega producer Brett Ratner and Imax CEO Rich Gelfond will be among the industry heavyweights at the inaugural Immersive Summit in Cannes.

The event, hosted by Winston Baker in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter, will be held on Friday, May 19, during the Cannes Film Festival.

Ratner, whose credits as a director include the Rush Hour franchise and the upcoming The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp, and as a producer, Oscar winner The Revenant, will hold a keynote conversation with industry veteran P. John Burke. Ratner is expected to address innovations in film financing — he has been a pioneer in »

- Scott Roxborough

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Check out: Shah Rukh Khan chills with Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and Rush Hour director Brett Ratner

4 May 2017 4:35 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Shah Rukh Khan was recently in Vancouver for the Ted conference where he was invited to give a speech. At the Ted Talks 2017, Srk was at his witty best. After the conference, Shah Rukh Khan flew to Los Angeles to catch with some of his friends. In Los Angeles, Shah Rukh Khan met up withRead More

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Madonna Seemingly Slams Blond Ambition Biopic: ‘Only I Can Tell My Story’

25 April 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Madonna doesn’t seem to be getting into the groove of the planned movie about her life.

On Instagram Tuesday, the queen of pop appeared to express her distaste with the biopic, which EW previously confirmed is currently in the early stages of development at Universal under the title Blond Ambition. If produced, the film will chronicle the industry icon’s rise to fame in 1980s New York City, where she spent the formative years of her career cutting her teeth on the underground music scene before splashing into the mainstream with an eponymous debut album. »

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Watch Shah Rukh Khan Teach Brett Ratner Some Bollywood Dance Moves

17 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Brett Ratner is groovin' to Bollywood, with the help of Shah Rukh Khan.

The Rush Hour director and the Bollywood star interacted over the weekend at the San Francisco International Film Festival where Khan was among this year's honorees. The duo shared the stage after the screening of Khan's 2010 film My Name Is Khan.

The Hollywood-meets-Bollywood encounter turned into a dance session when Khan offered to teach Ratner some moves. In a short clip posted by Ratner on his Instagram account, the director is seen following Khan's lead to the popular song “Lungi »

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Watch: Shah Rukh Khan makes Rush Hour director Brett Ratner do the Lungi Dance

16 April 2017 10:58 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Shah Rukh Khan was invited to the 60th San Francisco Film Festival for a special panel to talk about films, Bollywood and his rise to fame. On April 15, Shah Rukh Khan attended the festival and his panel was hosted by Rush Hour director Brett Ratner. During the panel, Shah Rukh Khan charmed everyone withRead More

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Hugh Hefner Biopic Is Back on with Producer Brett Ratner

10 April 2017 4:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after Amazon Studios released their docu-drama series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, the Playboy Magazine founder's life story will be heading to the big screen. Brett Ratner and his company RatPac Entertainment have acquired the rights to Hugh Hefner's life story for a currently untitled biopic, which will be a co-production between RatPac and Playboy/Alta Loma Entertainment. Here's what Hugh Hefner himself had to say about this biopic coming to fruition.

"In recent years there has been plenty of interest and much conversation about doing a feature film based on my life. I have always believed that when the timing was truly right, the perfect creative partners would come together for this project. I believe we've found those partners in Brett Ratner and RatPac Entertainment. I'm very much looking forward to this collaboration."

This is actually the second time Brett Ratner has tried to »

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Brett Ratner wants to relaunch the development of a Hugh Hefner biopic

7 April 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Regardless of the several duds that Brett Ratner has released over the past few years, I'll always be thankful to the man for those first two Rush Hour films. While I agree that they're offensive in more ways than one, my good friend Brendan and I have found both of those East- meets-West action romps to be quite quotable, with the lines "Cheap suits? How cheap? Cheap as... Read More »

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Chris Tucker, Arsenio Hall and More Remember the Late Don Rickles: ‘He’s an Icon’

7 April 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More of Don Rickles‘ friends are remembering the late comedian — who died on Thursday at age 90 in his Los Angeles home as a result of kidney failure.

At the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s Sandy Wexler on Thursday, comedians Chris Tucker and Arsenio Hall took time from walking the red carpet at the ArcLight Cinema’s Cinema Dome to share memories of Rickles with People.

For Tucker, he originally misunderstood Rickles’ brash comedy, before realizing that was just the star’s humor.

“I thought he was racist at first and then I was like, ‘Oh that’s Don Rickles — he ain’t racist, »

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Drunken Master Starring Jackie Chan Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

2 April 2017 7:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Drunken Master (1978) plays this weekend (April 7th and 8th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. The movie is in Cantonese with English subtitles.

Recent Oscar-winner Jackie Chan  established himself as a powerhouse in the martial arts movie business decades ago. From his start as a lonely stuntman to his blockbuster U.S. hits, the cheeky and lovable film star done it all. While most Americans know him from the Rush Hour films and the Karate Kid remake, not as many are familiar with the 1978 masterpiece Drunken Master. If you enjoy watching impressive fighting and stunning kung-fu choreography, you simply must head over to the Tivoli this weekend. Of the nearly 2 hour running time, nearly an hour of the movie is pure fighting. From the goofy monkey kung-fu to the kung-fu of the eight drunken gods, Chan proves that he can give an »

- Tom Stockman

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Sequel Bits: ‘Escape Plan 2,’ ‘World War Z 2,’ ‘Rush Hour 4,’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’

27 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of sequel bits: A new actor boards Escape Plan 2. Producer David Ellison hopes that David Fincher will direct World War Z 2. Director Brett Ratner comments on the status of Rush Hour 4. Jay Baruchel is more than confident How to Train Your Dragon 3 will satisfy fans. Principal photography is underway […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Escape Plan 2,’ ‘World War Z 2,’ ‘Rush Hour 4,’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Skiptrace Movie Review: Don’t miss the blooper reel

26 March 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Director: Renny Harlin Cast: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan, Eric Tsang, Eve Torres, Winston Chao Skiptrace stars Bennie Chan (Jackie ChanRush Hour trilogy) a detective from Hong Kong is investigating the murder of his friend Yung (Eric TsangThe Legend of Drunken Master) from 9 years ago that leads to the elusive crime boss named The […]

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Rush Hour 4 Is Still Happening

24 March 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been almost 10 years since Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) last joined forces in 2007's Rush Hour 3. Throughout the years, there has been talk of another Rush Hour sequel, but there haven't been any substantial updates in quite some time. During an appearance at the Sun Valley Film Festival, filmmaker Brett Ratner revealed that he thinks this action sequel will happen. Here's what he had to say in a brief statement at the festival, while jokingly revealing a possible title.

"I think it will happen; we're talking to writers. We could call it Grumpy Old Rush Hour."

While the filmmaker wouldn't elaborate more on this sequel to Entertainment Weekly, he may be onto something in regards to the title. While Chris Tucker was still a rising star when the first Rush Hour hit theaters in 1998, the actor is now 44 years of age, while »

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Brett Ratner says Rotten Tomatoes is 'the destruction of our business'

24 March 2017 2:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Batman v Superman producer says popular site stops people from seeing films.

Director/producer Brett Ratner has fiercely criticised reviews aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, calling it the “destruction of our business”.

Ratner, who directed Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand, and produced The Revenant and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice through his RatPac Entertainment label, was talking at last weekend’s Sun Valley Film Festival.

“The worst thing that we have in today’s movie culture is Rotten Tomatoes,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“I think it’s the destruction of our business. I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up film criticism was a real art. And there was intellect that went into that. And you would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore.”

Rotten Tomatoes tracks all the reviews for a film, then calculates »

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Brett Ratner Speaks Out Against Rotten Tomatoes, Rotten Tomatoes Responds

24 March 2017 1:05 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I hate Rotten Tomatoes today. The fact that they made me agree with Brett Ratner on anything makes my blood boil. 

Entertainment Weekly recently spoke with Mr. Ratner, director of movies such as Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Red Dragon, and asked him his thoughts on why films like Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice failed. That film, which Brett Ratner was a producer on, received a Rotten Tomatoes score of 27%, leading some to speculate that the site discouraged people from seeing the movie.  Mr. Rattner had this to say about the site.

“I think it’s the destruction of our business. I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up film criticism was a real art. And there was intellect that went into that. And you would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore. »

- Tim Jousma

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Rotten Tomatoes: is the semi-fresh aggregation site really destroying cinema? | Peter Bradshaw

23 March 2017 11:32 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Producer Brett Ratner is right to address the site’s dumbing down of film criticism, but his negative review is also a case of sour grapes

Brett Ratner is right. Sort of. The director of the Rush Hour films has launched a passionate denunciation of the movie review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. I’m giving his attack a “semi-fresh” rating.

Ratner says: “The worst thing that we have in today’s movie culture is Rotten Tomatoes. I think it’s the destruction of our business.” Well I don’t know about that, but it’s certainly hurting the art of conversing about film. Whenever someone solemnly invokes a Rotten Tomatoes score you can feel the conversation become paralysed.

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- Peter Bradshaw

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