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Cameras Begin Rolling on the Ben-Hur Remake in Italy

2 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you were looking forward to seeing an updated version of the classic Ben-Hur story on the big screen, then you'll be happy to hear that principal photography has officially started on the epic, with a more full cast last revealed as well.  Come inside to see. 

I'm honestly not sure what to think about a Ben-Hur remake.  Done correctly, it could be pretty cool and a great way to introduce a new generation to this story.  It also has a good chance of sucking, but that's the risk you take with any remake.  Either way, I tend to hold off judgement until I've seen footage, which we've just taken a big step towards seeing as filming has officially started: 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, »

- (Jordan Maison)

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20 highest-grossing 18-certificate movies: Wolf of Wall Street, Gone Girl

2 February 2015 4:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Although it comes as no great shock, Fifty Shades of Grey has officially been granted an 18 certificate for "strong sex and nudity".

It's something of a rarity these days to even see a film get an 18, with studios keen to get their films in front of the widest possible audiences. The highest classification is usually reserved for movies containing extreme sex or violence, but it doesn't necessarily have to mean it's box office poison.

Given the right story circumstances, an 18 can hit the target and find financial success. You only need to glance back to late last year to see the column inches/pixels generated by David Fincher's explosive Gone Girl.

Digital Spy takes a look at the 20 highest-grossing 18 certificate movies in the UK below (note: figures are not adjusted for inflation):

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

Release date: January 17, 2014

Total UK box office takings: £22,699,724

2. Gone Girl

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'Boyhood' catches a break, 'Birdman' hits a snag at Ace Eddie Awards

30 January 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One thing was pretty certain going into Friday night's Ace Eddie Awards ceremony honoring the best in editing: "Boyhood" was an odds-on lock to win the drama prize, and is, as ever, the frontrunner to win the Oscar in the category. So that happened. With "Birdman" tearing up the guild circuit, though, certainly plenty of us had an eye on it coming out on top in the comedy field, despite a lacking Oscar nod. Alas, that didn't happen. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which was nominated for a film editing Oscar, came out on top. Cue more "what does it all mean" dialogue. It doesn't mean that much, though. There used to be a stat some folks would cling to re: Ace's place in the Best Picture build, but "12 Years a Slave" (nor "Gravity," for that matter) didn't win there. "The King's Speech" didn't win there. "No Country for Old Men, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Kevin Spacey to Star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Comedy ‘Nine Lives’ (Exclusive)

28 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has closed a deal to star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s high-concept comedy “Nine Lives,” which is set up at EuropaCorp, TheWrap has learned.

Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin wrote the script, which Sonnenfeld has described as a “funny, emotional, commercial comedy.”

Also Read: ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Trailer: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright Are ‘Murderers’ (Video)

Spacey will star as a workaholic businessman who suffers a terrible accident that leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat.

EuropaCorp is financing and producing the film, which will be shepherded by its U.S. film president Lisa Ellzey. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Repressionistic Cinema

28 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Let's look at what's trending. 'Serious' cinema reigns; we need realism, we need our James Bond gritty. The playfulness of Errol Flynn's multi-color Robin Hood has been traded out for the brawny blood spilling Russell Crowe. Exit color, enter the blue hued sordid filter of late. Now notice this is very new. Pierce Brosnan surfed a Tsunami in Die Another Day, and that was just recently in 2002. Now Daniel Craig's Bond is struggling with old age, bad cardio, and a rusty shot? We've come a long ways from the 007 who rescued bikini laden damsels while fending off eye patched bad guys. 

The old Burton Batman went from surrealist nightmare, to Christopher Nolan crime thriller. Superman began a lighthearted ass-kicker, and became an isolated brood who gradually unclosets his powers (the red of his cape can barely manage the aforementioned depressing blue palette, it looks purple). So what's that say of an audience exactly? »

- (Aaron Hunt)

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Repressionistic Cinema

28 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Let's look at what's trending. 'Serious' cinema reigns; we need realism, we need our James Bond gritty. The playfulness of Errol Flynn's multi-color Robin Hood has been traded out for the brawny blood spilling Russell Crowe. Exit color, enter the blue hued sordid filter of late. Now notice this is very new. Pierce Brosnan surfed a Tsunami in Die Another Day, and that was just recently in 2002. Now Daniel Craig's Bond is struggling with old age, bad cardio, and a rusty shot? We've come a long ways from the 007 who rescued bikini laden damsels while fending off eye patched bad guys. 

The old Burton Batman went from surrealist nightmare, to Christopher Nolan crime thriller. Superman began a lighthearted ass-kicker, and became an isolated brood who gradually unclosets his powers (the red of his cape can barely manage the aforementioned depressing blue palette, it looks purple). So what's that say of an audience exactly? »

- (Aaron Hunt)

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HBO Greenlights Musical Period Pilot from Elton John and Alan Ball

28 January 2015 4:47 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for "Virtuoso," a musical series from Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. The hour-long period drama follows a class of young, 18th-century European musicians attending a prestigious music academy in Vienna. Production is set to begin in Budapest this Spring. Ball's partner Peter Macdissi, who appeared in both "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under," Ball's first cable series after his "American Beauty" Oscar win for Best Screenplay, will star and executive-produce. Ball and Macdissi have written the teleplay, with a pilot story to be penned by Macdissi, Ball and co-executive producer Steve Hamilton Shaw. This isn't the only musical period series on HBO's docket. Martin Scorsese has a full series order on his plate for a yet-to-be-titled '70s rock drama co-executive produced by Terence Winter and Mick Jagger. (More on that here.) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Fall Out Boy ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ Review: A Good Way To Start 2015

27 January 2015 2:39 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Fall Out Boy decided to ring in the New Year with a new album, American Beauty/ American Psycho, and it’s a great first step for 2015 albums. After releasing Save Rock and Roll in 2013, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump and the rest of the boys decided to “save” a multitude of other genres with their […]

The post Fall Out BoyAmerican Beauty/American Psycho’ Review: A Good Way To Start 2015 appeared first on uInterview. »

- John McFarlan

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5 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in February 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

27 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1) "House of Cards" Season 3 (available February 27)Why Should I Watch It? Um, because you're a living, breathing human being? Because Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe for his riveting, seductive performance as Frank Underwood, when he couldn't for his roles in "The Usual Suspects," "Beyond the City" or "American Beauty"? Because the series' real star is Robin Wright and her ruthless yet humane portrayal of Claire Underwood? Because last season we saw murder, at least one threesome and a rapid rise to power? Maybe you should watch because if you're reading this, you already want to — succumb. Enjoy. Watch. Best Episode: Maybe it's because Netflix releases episodes all at once, but so far "House of Cards" has treated its season premieres with equal importance as its finales — in terms of twists, at least. [Spoilers ahead] Season 1 established the Underwood's mission to destroy President Walker, introduced us to the »

- Ben Travers

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Nick Jonas' Girlfriend Olivia Culpo Flashes a Whole Lotta Leg & Cleavage at Miss Universe Pageant

26 January 2015 9:15 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Olivia Culpo might not be Miss Universe anymore, but she definitely stole the show! The former Miss USA had all eyes on her when she showed up to the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday at the Trump National Doral Hotel in Florida, wearing a super sexy and jaw-dropping gown.  Nick Jonas' other half walked the carpet with her musician boyfriend in the Michael Costello creation ... a dress that showed plenty of cleavage and had sheer side panels in the pelvic region.The youngest Jonas brother performed his hit song "Jealous" at the event, a tune inspired by his 22-year-old girlfriend. The singer recently admitted to feeling envious over some unwanted male attention his beauty received which led him to pen the song. In that dress, we can see why! A new Miss Universe was crowned at the event: Miss Columbia Paulina Vega.The South American beauty took home the »

- tooFab Staff

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20 Amazing Posters For Movies You Haven’t Seen

25 January 2015 12:20 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Eros International

A lot of time and effort goes into brainstorming, designing, making and distributing movie posters as they are a key element of raising awareness of and advertising the movie they are depicting.

In many cases, they become almost as iconic as the movies themselves – look at the shark looming upwards towards the helpless and blissfully unaware victim on the poster for Jaws, the fingers touching on the poster for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the rose across the girl’s stomach on the poster for American beauty or the lone titular character sitting on a bench on the poster for Forrest Gump for memorable examples – and it’s important that they reflect what the movie in question is about whilst being eye-catching at the same time.

It isn’t just blockbuster movies that need to have great posters, however. In fact, it could be considered more important for smaller, »

- K.J. Stewart

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Class Disparities and Prostitution Tackled in Early Female Director's Drama

23 January 2015 5:01 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »

- Andre Soares

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Blu-ray Review: Stale Screen Culture Drama ‘Men, Women & Children’

22 January 2015 12:54 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In “Men, Women & Children,” director Jason Reitman not-so-audaciously reflects onto viewers their world of silent screens and awkward impersonal interactions. As many stories (“Don Jon,” “Disconnect”) have taken on the torch of showing how we are, gasp! — connected to the world yet disconnected from those close to us — Reitman’s tale is just another one for the batch.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

When the aliens of another planet excavate our digital ruins to understand what we thought of what we wrought, “Men, Women & Children” shall stand out as the film that angled the screen society through the lens of absurdities and perversions, more by the parents than their title kin. Jennifer Garner and Judy Greer portray parents who exhibit control over their kin, enabled by the connectivity and mass audiences awaiting a simple post on the internet. In an example of screen culture absurdity, a stoic Garner is a vehement watchdog over »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Examining American Sniper's breakthrough success

20 January 2015 11:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has smashed box office records, and picked up Oscar nods. So how did it happen?

This article contains spoilers for American Sniper.

American Sniper stands to be the most financially profitable of this year's Best Picture Oscar contenders by a long way, having out-grossed most of the others' lifetime domestic totals in its first weekend on wide release.

The $90.2 million opening is the highest January opening of all time, more than doubling the opening weekend record set by Ride Along at the same time last year, and it's easily the strongest box office performer of director Clint Eastwood's career.

In short, it did the kind of business you would expect from a superhero movie, or a new instalment in an established franchise, and yet it's an R-rated war drama based on a true story. Irrespective of our thoughts on the film, that's a stunning début. »

- simonbrew

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Jennifer Aniston Gets a Standing Ovation, Ballerinas Fighting and Much More in the Latest Week We Love!

20 January 2015 11:19 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

On this week's special edition of Week We Love, Will Marfuggi is here to give you the latest entertainment scoop, as well as a sneak peek at the newest trends! She's known as the queen of rom-coms, but now Jennifer Aniston takes on an entirely different role in her new movie Cake, where she stars as a woman suffering from chonic pain. Her role in the drama earned the actress a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival, and the movie also features Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington! Fall Out Boy (yes, they're still together) is releasing their sixth studio album, and their music video for the title track "American Beauty/American Psycho" features ballerinas fighting! You won't want to miss »

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PBS Releases Black History Month Programming Lineup & Online Content Offerings

16 January 2015 8:57 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It's that time of the year again... Here's PBS' Black History Month lineup of programming lineup and online content offerings. - Beginning in February, "Antiques Roadshow" premieres “Celebrating Black Americana,” where, among other items, participants bring, for appraisal, an 1821 citizenship certificate for a free man of color and an African American beauty book written by entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire. On "Genealogy Roadshow," where professional genealogists use history and science to uncover fascinating family secrets, participants in New Orleans explore family links to the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Thora Birch Makes Rare Red Carpet Appearance At "Cake" Premiere

15 January 2015 10:45 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Wow, we haven't seen Thora Birch in forever! The "American Beauty" star attended the premiere of Jennifer Aniston's new movie "Cake" in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Sporting a black and pink patterned dress, black pumps and her hair in natural waves, the actress was the spitting image of her younger self. We haven't seen the 32-year-old in public much, since she appeared in the TV movie the "Pregnancy Pact" back in 2010.Birch was joined on the red carpet by the movie's leading lady who looked gorgeous in her white crop top and matching lace empire skirt. Jen completed her look with black pumps, silver jewelry and wore her hair in a messy ponytail. The "Friends" alum's dramatic role has been generating rave reviews, and while Aniston was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, she was snubbed from this year's Oscar nominees which were announced Thursday morning. In the flick, »

- tooFab Staff

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Hollywood’s Top Casting Directors Celebrate Artios Nominations at Sur (Exclusive)

14 January 2015 5:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap was inside the Artios Awards nominee party to mingle with contenders at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood lounge

Hollywood’s most acclaimed casting directors came together at the 2015 Artios Nominee Party on Tuesday at Sur in West Hollywood, in a joint production between the Casting Society of America and Breakdown Services.

As casting directors still strive for recognition — it may just be the last branch not to have its own category at the Academy Awards — the tight-knit community gathered to celebrate each other’s achievements over the past year ahead of the official Artios Awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. »

- Travis Reilly and Linda Ge

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Carrie Underwood keeps beauty regime 'simple'

13 January 2015 11:12 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Carrie Underwood likes to keep her beauty regime ''simple''. The 31-year-old star is the face Almay cosmetics' new Simply American campaign - which is set to launch next week - and believes the make-up range is perfect for those who like a more ''natural'' look. She told People magazine: ''Simply American beauty, for me, is about keeping things simple and feeling good about yourself. It doesn't have to be complicated, it's that natural beauty that we all possess.'' The 'Something in the Water' singer - who is expecting her first child, a baby boy, with husband Mike Fisher - embodies the ''All-American Girl'' theme in the campaign images by donning a stars-and-stripes printed vest while relaxing on a gingham blanket and swing-chair with her adorable puppy Ace. The blonde beauty - who is a spokesperson for Almay - recently confessed that she prefers to do her own »

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‘Transparent’, ‘House Of Cards’ Scoop Up Big Wins At Golden Globes

12 January 2015 8:24 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

On the day after the Golden Globe Awards, much discussion has concerned the rise of online video distributors. While the four major networks were completely shut out of major awards, Netflix and Amazon each scored big wins. Most significantly, Amazon's breakout hit Transparent won Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical and Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for its star Jeffrey Tambor. On Netflix's side, Kevin Spacey won Best Actor - Drama for his role in House of Cards.

The win is particularly significant for Amazon. Transparent's Golden Globe nominations were the platform's first ever award nods, and by picking up two wins, the online retailer-turned-video on demand platform took a big step forward as it looks to challenge both Netflix and traditional TV networks.

Here's Transparent creator Jill Soloway accepting the award for Best Comedy Series:

Later, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posed with his company's landmark achievement: »

- Sam Gutelle

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