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10 Rubbish Movies Directed By Great Actors

3 February 2016 1:41 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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For a lot of actors, becoming a director is a long held ambition. The reason that this transition from in-front-of-the-camera talent to behind-the-scenes wrangler became the basis of the Entourage movie is because it’s become something of a Hollywood cliché.

Sometimes, this career switch can have brilliant results. But, seemingly more often, it goes really badly. Clint Eastwood is a prime example of both camps: Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Gran Torino are awesome, but they sit right next to J. Edgar, Jersey Boys and Changeling in his filmography.

Not all actors are lucky enough to get this many chances to prove themselves in the director’s chair. Some have their one big shot, totally blow it, and retreat quietly back to acting roles. Here are the worst of the worst, then, from great actors who tried their hand as directors…

 

10. Beyond The Sea »

- Rob Leane

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What Does the Best Ensemble SAG Award Win Mean for ‘Spotlight’ at the Oscars?

1 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Saturday evening’s 22nd Annual SAG Awards proved that we have a real race on our hands for best picture. The night’s biggest prize, the best ensemble award, which has been awarded to 10 of the last 20 best pic winners, went to Spotlight.

Director Tom McCarthy’s drama about Boston Globe reporters investigating the Catholic Church’s child molestation scandal is led by performances from best supporting actor Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, best supporting actress nom Rachel McAdams, and best actor nom last year, Michael Keaton.  The film previously won the Critics’ Choice award for best picture.

Rival contenders The Big Short and The Revenant, took home best picture honors at the PGA  Awards and Golden Globes, respectively, with The Martian also winning a best picture award (in the comedy/musical category) at the Golden Globes.

So, what does a best ensemble win at SAG »

- Patrick Shanley

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‘The Big Short’ Wins PGA Awards’ Best Picture, Could be One of Few Comedies to Win Best Picture Oscar

25 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

On Saturday evening the PGA Awards presented The Big Short with its top prize, the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best picture. Unlike the previous awards shows this season, such as the Golden Globes or Critics’ Choice Awards, the PGA’s are the first awards this season presented by people who actually make movies. They also have one of the best track records of predicting Oscar success, with 19 of the last 26 Zanuck award winners going on to win the best picture Oscar.

What this all means is that The Big Short has positioned itself as the slight lead dog in a close race for best picture. While a PGA award is a big step in the right direction for the film, it does still have the overwhelming disadvantage of being a comedy competing for best picture. Historically, comedic-skewing films have not performed well with the Academy, »

- Patrick Shanley

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17 Pieces of X-Files Trivia for Everyone Who Wants to Believe

24 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The X-Files returns to television on Sunday night, a boon for all of us still carrying the torch for the series (and a torch for either lead agent). Like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or any of the other finely detailed shows of the current era of great television, The X-Files has fans whose obsession with the show borders on that of David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder. That's why we're celebrating the show's return with this trivia roundup: Feel free to bring up any of these gems at a premiere party or themed event to show your credentials. The show's »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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17 Pieces of X-Files Trivia for Everyone Who Wants to Believe

24 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The X-Files returns to television on Sunday night, a boon for all of us still carrying the torch for the series (and a torch for either lead agent). Like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or any of the other finely detailed shows of the current era of great television, The X-Files has fans whose obsession with the show borders on that of David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder. That's why we're celebrating the show's return with this trivia roundup: Feel free to bring up any of these gems at a premiere party or themed event to show your credentials. The show's »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Superherostuff: Last Chance For The Deadpool Mystery Box!

21 January 2016 9:08 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Deadpool. He's pretty much the comic book version of that plastic bag scene from American Beauty...if the bag had a tendency to break the 4th wall. I think that actually happened a lot in the director's cut but alas, FX has yet to get that movie in the rotation. I Thought You Had The Movies, FX? Any-who, the Deadpool movie is fast approaching and what are you going to do about all of your Deadpool goodies? You going to try to get them at the movie theater? Pfft. If they are charging $6.50 for a bag of Peanut M&Ms I wonder what a shirt would cost? See? That's exactly what I'm talking about. Of course there are plenty of places to find great Deadpool gear but let's be honest...not everybody has time to search for stuff. You have to troll the opposing comic book company, you know? Just »

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The 25 most underrated film scores of the 1990s

20 January 2016 5:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The sensational, overlooked film scores from the years 1990 to 1999 that really are well worth digging out...

The movies went through tumultuous and exciting changes in the nineties. Quentin Tarantino exploded onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs, Generation X gave rise to slacker marvels like Clerks, and blockbusters like The Matrix put the awe back into special effects.

However, the 90s was also a sensational decade for film music, gifting us classics including the likes of Jurassic Park, Titanic, Total Recall, Braveheart and countless others. But the sheer quality of these soundtrack treasures shouldn’t overshadow those undervalued hidden gems that demonstrate the extraordinary range and versatility of our finest film composers, ones that may have passed you by. So here’s our selection of those incredible works: ranging from the earworming to the unsettling, the melodic to the chaotic, these are the scores that simply demand your attention. »

- simonbrew

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The Penny Dreadful season three trailer lands

13 January 2016 8:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The trailer for season three of the hit TV series Penny Dreadful has been released. The Showtime production will return to screens on Sunday May 1st at 10pm Us-est.

Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green return for the new season, which also sees Shazad Latif star as Dr. Henry Jekyll, Simon Russell Beale as Ferdinand Lyle, Christian Camargo as zoologist Dr. Alexander Sweet, Sam Barnet, Jessica Barden, and Perdita Weeks.

Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. “Penny Dreadful” brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city’s creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, »

- Paul Heath

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Penny Dreadful Season 3 to Premiere on May 1st, New Trailer Revealed

12 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"This reckoning's a long time coming. I intend to enjoy it." Showtime has released the first trailer for the third season of Penny Dreadful, debuting on Sunday, May 1st at 10:00pm Est.

"When evil spreads, dread comes for all of us. Penny Dreadful returns Sunday, May 1st at 10Pm Et/Pt. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green."

From the previous press release: "Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Also, this season will add Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Henry Jekyll to the lineup of literary characters featured in the show, to be played by Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks).

The third season’s nine episodes, premiering on Showtime in 2016 on-air, »

- Derek Anderson

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DGA Awards predictions: Who will win inaugural First-Time Feature Film Director prize?

11 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Directors Guild of America will announce the inaugural nominees for the First-Time Feature Film Director Award on Tuesday. DGA board members approved this new category in October 2014 and Steven Spielberg announced it at the February 2015 award ceremony. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions The guild is no stranger to nominating directorial debuts and has even awarded them every so often with Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”, 1999) being the latest example; he went on to win the Oscar too. More recent newcomers to be nominated include Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine," 2006) and Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”, 2007).  Among those likeliest to contend for this new award is Laszlo Nemes, who is the only first-time director ever to have his film screen in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. &ldqu »

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Can Kevin Spacey Save Relativity Despite Big Hurdles?

7 January 2016 5:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Throughout his career, Kevin Spacey has shown an appetite for taking big risks — both on an off the screen.

The 56-year old who grew up in the San Fernando Valley turned a small-time hood with a limp and a suburban dad in the thrall of a high school cheerleader into unlikely anti-heroes in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty.” Then he leveraged those Oscar-winning successes into a production company called Trigger Street that mixed digital experiments with prestige fare such as “The Social Network” before leaving Hollywood for London, where he spent a decade revitalizing the Old Vic theater.

But Spacey’s latest bold move has left many in Hollywood puzzled. The actor and his producing partner Dana Brunetti stunned the entertainment industry when news leaked out on Wednesday that that the pair had reached an agreement to sell Trigger Street to Relativity Media and to assume control of the bankrupt film and TV studio. »

- Brent Lang and James Rainey

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People's Choice Awards 2016 Winners: Watch Vin Diesel Sing for Paul Walker

7 January 2016 5:50 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why does it never fail to water our eyes when Vin Diesel honors Paul Walker? He did it again last night at the People's Choice Awards, when giving a lengthy acceptance speech for "Furious 7," which won two awards. Vin name dropped the late actor, whom he has called his brother, and at the end of the speech he sang a verse from the film's end song, "See You Again."

Here's his full speech:

Vin Diesel accepts the award for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie for Furious 7. #PCAs https://t.co/s00lcjGdg2

— People's Choice (@peopleschoice) January 7, 2016

The PCAs are sort of the start of awards season, but things don't really kick off until this Sunday's Golden Globes. There was a stage-crasher promoting a new album (that's him below), and Dakota Johnson talked about her boobs, but otherwise the 2016 PCAs just stuck with the tradition of honoring celebs »

- Gina Carbone

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Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti Set to Run Relativity For Ryan Kavanaugh

6 January 2016 7:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a blockbuster move intended to resurrect his bankrupt company, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has reached an agreement to have Kevin Spacey and the actor’s producing partner, Dana Brunetti, run Relativity’s beleaguered studio, the company confirmed late Wednesday.

The deal brings Relativity not only the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor and his long-time business partner, but also their Trigger Street Productions, producer of “House of Cards.” The acquisition of the production company and its star founder marks a major coup for Kavanaugh, who could not prevent his company from sliding into Chapter 11 bankruptcy five months ago.

Relativity has been fighting to raise $100 million in new capital to help complete a reorganization that would revive the moribund movie unit. An alliance of senior creditors has already taken over the company’s television operation. A U.S. bankruptcy court judge is scheduled to consider Kavanaugh’s reorganization plan on February »

- James Rainey

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Fall Out Boy and Demi Lovato Spoof 'Nsync's 'It's Gonna Be Me' in New 'Irresistible' Video (And Joey Fatone Makes a Cameo!)

5 January 2016 9:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Guess what? Fall Out Boy has a new music video - and the rockers pay homage to another band of boys. In their new video for "Irresistible," their latest single with Demi Lovato, Fob and the "Confident" singer channel 'Nsync's iconic "It's Gonna Be Me" clip, with the band turning into live-action playthings at a toy store. Adding to the nostalgia factor: a cameo from none other than 'Nsync alum Joey Fatone. The video's theme is just another pop culture reference from the punk-pop vets' latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho: Lead single "Centuries" samples Suzanne Vega's famed "Tom's Diner, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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