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Watch Marlon Wayans' Fantastic Audition Video for the Richard Pryor Biopic

24 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Remember when Marlon Wayans was attached to star in a Richard Pryor biopic? His time for the role has since passed, with Mike Epps now set to portray the late comedian in a movie directed by Lee Daniels and costarring Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson. But thanks to Shadow and Act, we can see some of what the Wayans version might have looked liked.  The video below features the Requiem for a Dream standout performing a scene with Omar Epps that was reportedly written and directed by Dreamgirls helmer Bill Condon -- who penned the old draft of the biopic, then titled Is It Something I Said?, and was supposed to direct before departing for the final Twilight movies  -- plus another stand-up bit taken from one of Pryor's actual moments on stage. The audition...

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Desecrating Pynchon. Inherent Vice Arrives on DVD

24 February 2015 5:43 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Amazon.com. Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps.

Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon, Maya Rudolph, and Benicio Del Toro, plus a bevy of other game thespians. This adaptation has a contrary effect. It makes you want to hightail it to the incinerator with every Pynchon paperback you might own. Farewell, V. Sayonara, Gravity's Rainbow.

But before I get too critical, let me just note that this apparently was a project of love for Anderson. Anyone who would tackle Pynchon's verbiage and hope to get a slightly comprehensible screenplay out of it would only do so out of an illimitable devotion for the author. Anderson's chance of success, of course, »

- Brandon Judell

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Jared Leto Has to Eat "Every Couple of Hours" For His New Movie Role

20 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jared Leto: actor, rock star, and wearer of fanny packs, covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine. In the accompanying interview, the Oscar winner and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman gets real about juggling his jobs, being on tour with his band, and his seemingly constant yo-yo dieting. Jared recently signed on to play The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, which starts filming in April, and is gaining weight for the role. He said, "It means I have to eat every couple of hours - and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Jared is no stranger to weight fluctuations in his films, as he starved himself for Requiem For a Dream, gained 60 pounds to play Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27, and famously dropped another 40 pounds to play AIDS patient Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Keep reading for Jared's candid quotes in Billboard, then check out 24 of his hands-down hottest moments. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Jared Leto Is Trying to 'Gain a Lot of Weight' to Play the Joker

20 February 2015 11:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jared Leto is once again yo-yoing his weight to prepare for a role. But this time, he's packing on the pounds. The musician and actor, 43, is attempting to put on weight for his upcoming role as the Joker in the supervillain movie Suicide Squad, he said in a new Billboard cover story. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours, and I'm terrible at eating a lot," he told the magazine. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman went through the opposite transformation when he lost a significant amount of weight in »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Jared Leto Is Trying to 'Gain a Lot of Weight' to Play the Joker

20 February 2015 10:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jared Leto is once again yo-yoing his weight to prepare for a role. But this time, he's packing on the pounds. The musician and actor, 43, is attempting to put on weight for his upcoming role as the Joker in the supervillain movie Suicide Squad, he said in a new Billboard cover story. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours, and I'm terrible at eating a lot," he told the magazine. The 30 Seconds to Mars front man went through the opposite transformation when he lost a significant amount of weight »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Jared Leto ''Trying to Gain a Lot of Weight'' to Play the Joker in Suicide Squad, But Says He's ''Terrible at Eating a Lot''

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jared Leto is about to undergo another total body transformation! In 2012, the actor lost between 30-40 lbs. to play Ron Woodroof, the real-life AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. The role earned Leto, 43, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 (co-star Matthew McConaughey took home the Best Actor award), but he hasn't acted in a movie since then. Leto starved himself to play a junkie in 2000's Requiem for a Dream, and he later gained more than 60 pounds to play John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, in 2007's Chapter 27. "It can be an incredibly rewarding, but also destructive, thing to do," he confesses. "Your body changes forever." When actors call him »

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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

4 February 2015 8:26 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well. »

- Brad Brevet

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What is the best-edited film of all time according to those who do the job?

3 February 2015 8:43 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A random bit of researching on a Tuesday night led me to something I didn't know existed: The Motion Picture Editors Guild's list of the 75 best-edited films of all time. It was a feature in part celebrating the Guild's 75th anniversary in 2012. Is this news to anyone else? I confess to having missed it entirely. Naturally, I had to dig in. What was immediately striking to me about the list — which was decided upon by the Guild membership and, per instruction, was considered in terms of picture and sound editorial as opposed to just the former — was the most popular decade ranking. Naturally, the 1970s led with 17 mentions, but right on its heels was the 1990s. I wouldn't have expected that but I happen to agree with the assessment. Thelma Schoonmaker's work on "Raging Bull" came out on top, an objectively difficult choice to dispute, really. It was so transformative, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sad Bowl: All the Weepiest Super Bowl Ads in One Place (Video)

1 February 2015 7:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Was it just us, or was this a really sad year for Super Bowl commercials? Children died, "Cat's in the Cradle" was played, and it was a real bummer of a night, generally. How sad was it? "Stay with Me" on repeat and red wine sad. Liking your ex's old vacation pictures alone on a Friday night sad. Requiem for a Dream scored to Bright Eyes sad. And because we're nothing if not sad-pletists (that's sadness completists), here's all of the saddest Super Bowl commercials in one place. Ready your hankies. (And look, some of the commercials addressed serious issues. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Sad Bowl: All the Weepiest Super Bowl Ads in One Place (Video)

1 February 2015 7:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Was it just us, or was this a really sad year for Super Bowl commercials? Children died, "Cat's in the Cradle" was played, and it was a real bummer of a night, generally. How sad was it? "Stay with Me" on repeat and red wine sad. Liking your ex's old vacation pictures alone on a Friday night sad. Requiem for a Dream scored to Bright Eyes sad. And because we're nothing if not sad-pletists (that's sadness completists), here's all of the saddest Super Bowl commercials in one place. Ready your hankies. (And look, some of the commercials addressed serious issues. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Watch: Stare Into The Eyes Of Darren Aronofsky's Films With This 4-Minute Supercut

27 January 2015 1:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s kind of hard to believe Darren Aronofsky only has six features to his name, especially since his first one, “Pi,” came out in 1998. Still, the director has proven a unique talent over his sparse career, one deemed worthy of an Oscar nomination in 2011 for his work on “Black Swan.” Among the many idiosyncrasies of an Aronofsky film, Vimeo editor WarmBakedBread argues that an emphasis on his characters’ eyes is a key feature. And he made a four-minute video titled “Pupil’ to prove his point. The short cuts together every single Aronofsky feature, including the aforementioned two, as well as “The Fountain,” “The Wrestler,” “Noah,” and “Requiem for a Dream.” (Side note – remember “The Wrestler”? Damn, that was some good filmmaking.) At first, watching the video, you might think, “yeah, actors have eyes; point made.” (And okay, is it just us, or does the rock monster from “Noah” looks »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Update: Interstellar available to pre-order on Blu-ray, released March 31st

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.

The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.

–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.

–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.

–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.

The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Break Launches ‘Movies On Break’, A Free Streaming Service Of Lionsgate’s Feature Films

14 January 2015 12:48 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The upcoming Smosh movie isn’t the only project on which Defy Media and Lionsgate are collaborating. In addition to the film starring the duo behind one of YouTube’s most successful channels (and one of the internet’s most successful young adult brands), the companies just announced the launch of Movies on Break. It's "a curated selection of 200 films from the Lionsgate library” that are ad-supported with pre-roll and mid-roll commercial spots, but otherwise free-to-view onto a section of the Defy Media owned-and-operated Break.com website that draws over 18 million unique monthly viewers.

Movies on Break launches with 80 films categorized into a handful of separate verticals with enticing names, such as They Were In That?, Never Ending Sequels (which currently features Leprechaun 2, 3, 4, Leprechaun In The Hood, and Leprechaun Back 2 Tha Hood), 420 Flicks (which currently features The Stonged Age and Cheerleader Ninjas), Before They Were Famous (which currently features »

- Joshua Cohen

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Lionsgate Licenses 200-Film Library to Defy Media’s Break (Exclusive)

14 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has licensed a 200-film library to Break, a humor-centric digital brand in which the studio has a minority equity stake.

Winter's Bone,” “Margin Call,” “Requiem for a Dream” and “Glengarry Glen Ross” are among the movies included in the pact. Financial terms of the deal, which is non-exclusive, were not disclosed.

The free ad-supported content is available at Break.com and apps in the iOS, Android and Roku platforms. Xbox is expected to soon add the Break app as well.

The pact marks the entry of Break, a property owned by Defy Media, into long-form programming licensing, which could eventually include film from other studios and/or TV programming. Break has already moved into original programming that can run anywhere from two to 50 minutes per episode. The brand started out as a website for user-generated humor video content but has gotten more ambitious in recent years.

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- Andrew Wallenstein

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