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Baywatch Movie Officially Starts Production

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The cast has been assembled and the beach bodies are ready, as Paramount has announced the start of principal photography on the upcoming Baywatch movie starring Dwayne Johnson and many more. Come inside to check out the announcement's bigger cast list!

A few pictures of the cast on the set of the new Baywatch movie have already been floating around the inter-webs, but today brings about Paramount's official announcement that the movie is currently underway!

Paramount Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced on “Baywatch,” starring Dwayne Johnson (“Central Intelligence,” “San Andreas,” “Fast & Furious” franchise) and Zac Efron (“Neighbors,” “Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates”). Production will take place in Miami and Savannah.

Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses,” “Identity Thief”) is directing the film from a screenplay most recently written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift and Barry Schwartz. Beau Flynn (“San Andreas,” “Hercules”), Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters,” “Up In The Air”), and Michael Berk,
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Principal Photography Begins On Baywatch Starring Dwayne Johnson And Zac Efron

Paramount Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced on “Baywatch,” starring Dwayne Johnson (“Central Intelligence,” “San Andreas,” “Fast & Furious” franchise) and Zac Efron (“Neighbors,” “Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates”). Production will take place in Miami and Savannah.

The film will be released on May 19, 2017.

Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses,” “Identity Thief”) is directing the film from a screenplay most recently written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift and Barry Schwartz. Beau Flynn (“San Andreas,” “Hercules”), Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters,” “Up In The Air”), and Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz (“Soul Surfer”) & Greg Bonann, creators of the iconic “Baywatch” television series, are producing. The executive producers are Michele Berk (“Bandits,” “Kill The Sparrows”), Louise Rosner (“The Big Short, “The Hunger Games” franchise), Tom Pollock (“Up In The Air,” “Old School”), and Ali Bell (“Hitchcock”). Eli Roth is a co-producer.

Baywatch” follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together,
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Principal Photography Begins on Bad Santa 2

  • CinemaNerdz
Just in case you missed it, Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced on January 11, 2015 that principal photography has started in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa.

As was previously reported, the film boasts an all-star cast led by Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly. Joining the already announced cast are Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, 2 Broke Girls), comedian Jenny Zigrino (50 Shades of Black), and Jeff Skowron (The Good Shepherd). Hansen will play Regent Hastings, who runs a charitable organization with his wife Diane (Hendricks). Zigrino and Skowron play security guards Gina and Dorfman, respectively. The trio joins Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) reprising his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne) who plays Willy’s tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke, as well as original cast members Cox
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Cate Blanchett's Top 10 Roles

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There’s no stopping Queen Cate. Masterful, elegant, and oozing talent, Cate Blanchett is one of our generation’s greatest actresses. Now, with two Oscars under her fashionable belt, she’s going for a third thanks to her latest role in the 1950’s drama Carol.

Blanchett is an actress like no other, who can effortlessly convince us she’s the Queen of England in Elizabeth and Elf Queen of the Forest in The Lord of the Rings, a hot mess in Blue Jasmine, and classic screen queen Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator.

Sure, there’s been a few missteps along the way – while Blanchett totally nails lip syncing to “Holding Out for a Hero” while chopping vegetables in Bandits, the rest of the film is utterly forgettable. We like our Blanchett to be in the spotlight and in control, or at least really, really evil and well-dressed like her scene-stealing
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Cate Blanchett to Be Honored by Costume Designers Guild

Cate Blanchett to Be Honored by Costume Designers Guild
Cate Blanchett will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The guild said the award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.

“Blanchett is being honored for her unparalleled talent as much as for her status within the costume design community,” the guild said. “Her appreciation for the artistry of costume design and her collaboration with the Costume Designers has made her an icon both on and off the screen.”

Blanchett won an Academy Award for best actress for “Blue Jasmine” and for best supporting actress for “The Aviator.” She was nominated for four other Oscars for “Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There.” Her credits include “Cinderella,” “Veroica Guerin,” “Bandits,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,
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Five Christmas Movies That Should Be Part of Your Holiday Tradition

  • CinemaNerdz
To some, the Christmas season is all about family, celebration, fun, presents, and the birth of Christ. Those are all important things, to be sure, but to me it just isn’t a proper Christmas unless I get to a specific batch of Christmas movies. Call it obsessive if you will, but tradition feels a bit more polite. My “traditional” Christmas flick picks are a tad on the eclectic side, ranging from wholesome classics to vulgar and violent. No matter what though, watching all five of them each December brings me immense joy. If they’re not part of your holiday viewing regimen, it might be time for you to start new Christmas traditions with these five movies.

1. Elf (2003)

Each year, director Jon Favreau’s holiday classic kicks off the Christmas season for my family. We always watch it the weekend after Thanksgiving as we decorate the inside of our house.
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Miramax Confirms Bad Santa 2 Will Arrive For Christmas 2016

The creative partnership between Billy Bob Thornton and the Coen Brothers has been a fruitful one – producing The Man Who Wasn’t There, Intolerable Cruelty, the first season of the television series of Fargo, and Bad Santa. It is this film, and the role of professional thief Willie, that is most closely associated with the actor – which itself is testament to the enduring appeal of the movie. While a sequel has long been rumoured, Miramax has now confirmed the shooting schedule and release date for Bad Santa 2.

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Billy Bob Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, A Simple Plan, Bandits) will reprise his signature role as Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa, first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski (the television series Fargo) will produce.

Miramax will partner with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce.
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Billy Bob Thornton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how
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Bruce Willis Signs Up For Extraction

Remember when Bruce Willis used to make interesting, original movies, like Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys and The Fifth Element? An air of excitement would surround each announcement detailing which project the actor would get involved with next. It’s been some time since that excitement has been felt, however, because Willis has essentially been making the same movie, repeatedly, for years. The next product from that assembly line will be Extraction, directed by Steven C. Miller (Silent Night).

The plot focuses on a father and son duo of – wait for it – CIA agents, with Willis as the seasoned elder operative who is traumatized by the – you guessed it – murder of his wife. His less-experienced CIA operative son is working with him on the manufacture of a super-weapon known as the Condor, but is thrust into the driving seat when his father, Willis, is kidnapped by terrorists. As he realizes that
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Bruce Willis to Star in Bandits, Based on Elmore Leonard Novel

Elmore Leonard is the author of books that have been turned into such films as "Get Shorty," "Jackie Brown," "Out of Sight," "3:10 to Yuma" and many others. But the last two adaptations, "Life of Crime" and "Freaky Deaky," failed at the box office. Now comes word Leonard's "Bandits" novel is being turned into a film, with Bruce Willis set to play the lead role from a script by Mitch Glazer (Rock the Kasbah). Many years ago, Quentin Tarantino was considering making the movie. And this is the second time that Willis is attached to star. Back in 1987, Willis optioned the book, but never proceeded with the project. The comedy is set in New Orleans. Willis will play Jack Delaney, an ex-con who is struggling to stay on the straight path as he dresses up corpses as a mortician in his brother's funeral home. Things get much more exciting for
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Bruce Willis Moves Forward With Bandits

Bruce Willis is taking a second run at the 1987 novel Bandits, by Elmore Leonard. The actor-producer originally acquired the rights to the work at the time of its publication, but those rights were allowed to lapse. The project is now moving forward once more, with the author’s son Peter Leonard, and grandson, Tim Leonard, on board as executive producers.

The crime thriller sees a former jewel thief team up with an ex-nun to perpetrate a multi-million dollar scam against a sadistic Nicaraguan colonel. The colonel is generating vast sums of money in the U.S to fund the contras in Nicaragua, and the former jewel thief – now bored in his job as a mortician – takes it upon himself to disrupt that cash flow. Added to that situational mix is the ex-nun’s desire to help a woman with leprosy, who happens to be a former lover of the Nicaraguan colonel.
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Elmore Leonard's "Bandits" Finally Happening?

  • Dark Horizons
Bruce Willis is (once again) set for the lead role in the ensemble drama "Bandits" based on the Elmore Leonard 1987 novel of the same name.

The black comedy is set in New Orleans and Willis will play Jack Delaney, an ex-con struggling to stay on the straight path working in his brother's funeral home. He soon meets a gorgeous lapsed nun freshly returned from Nicaragua who wants his help to smuggle out a beautiful young woman with leprosy.

Said woman has an ex-lover who is a mad Somoza-esque colonel who wants to kill her for possibly infecting him. He is also fleecing rich Americans to help fund the contras. As a result, Delaney sets out with the ex-nun and an ex-cop to stop the colonel and get away with his fortune.

Mitch Glazer ("Magic City," "Rock The Kasbah") is penning the script while Randall Emmett, George Furla, Lee Stollman and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein will produce.
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Bruce Willis Takes Second Shot at Adapting Elmore Leonard’s Bandits; Mitch Glazer to Write the Script

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It's increasingly rare to see Bruce Willis act like a professional and give a quality performance regardless of the material (of his last 12 films, his only worthwhile work was in Looper and Moonrise Kingdom), but perhaps he'll show his acting talent in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Bandits. Not to be confused with the forgettable 2001 Barry Levinson film of the same name, Willis optioned the black comedy when it was published in 1987, but the rights lapsed and were picked up by Quentin Tarantino along with the rights to three other Leonard novels. Tarantino only ended up adapting Rum Punch (into Jackie Brown), and now the rights are back in Willis' hands, who will produce the picture in addition to starring. He's also getting his Rock the Kasbah director Mitch Glazer to pen the screenplay. Hit the jump for more. If complex Elmore Leonard storylines are your bag, Bandits will likely have you covered.
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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Apr 08)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

The Unknown Known: documentary interview with Bush-era insider Don Rumsfeld is like a horror movie with a calm sociopath at its center [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Philomena: a cry-till-you-laugh-dramedy about seeking lost family and finding new purpose; Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are fantastic; seriously, though: bring Kleenex [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

The Machine: the bleak chic of this Sf drama is intriguing, but the script that starts out smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and familiar [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan: Khaaaaaaaaaaaannnn!!!!!! [at Amazon Instant Video] Valkyrie: Tom Cruise versus Nazis! [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to stream

Crouching Tiger,
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Lily Tomlin And Jane Fonda Head To Netflix For Grace And Frankie

Netflix just upped their game. With recent developments over at Amazon Studios – which saw the retail giant move into original programming and streaming in a big way – it would have been understandable if Netflix had begun to sweat, just a little. But instead of giving a cursory glance over their shoulder to see their competition snapping at their heels, they are moving full-steam ahead, partnering on shows with studios like Marvel, and commissioning impressive original projects, like Grace and Frankie – a new comedy series starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

There is some formidable talent behind this one. Firstly, it is created by the goddess of comedy television, Marta Kauffman, who previously co-created one of the most successful TV shows in television history – Friends. Her co-creator here is Howard J. Morris, who worked with Kauffman on the TV show Dream On, and also has According To Jim and Sullivan & Son on his resume.
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Bill Murray To ‘Rock The Kasbah’ For Barry Levinson

Screen acting legend and Thn favourite Bill Murray is being lined up to star in Barry Levinson’s new film Rock The Kasbah, a project written by Mitch Glazer, who penned Murray’s brilliant retelling of the Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Scrooged, back in 1988.

According to Variety, the film ‘follows a burned-out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the Uso tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, whom he sneaks back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, “The Afghan Star,” Afghanistan’s equivalent of “American Idol.”’

Sounds like a perfect Murray fare, and Levinson has a superb history of work, including Rain Man, Bugsy and Sleepers. His more comedic efforts include Toys, Wag The Dog and Bandits, but he impressed more recently with The Bay, which found
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Billy Bob Thornton to Star in Fargo Limited Series for FX

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Billy Bob Thornton to Star in Fargo Limited Series for FX
Academy Award winning writer/producer and Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actor Billy Bob Thornton has signed on to star in the FX limited series Fargo, an adaptation of the classic Academy Award winning feature film of the same title by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. Production begins this fall in Canada and the series is slated to premiere next spring on FX.

Thornton will play "Lorne Malvo," a rootless, manipulative man who meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

Thornton won the Academy Award for Outstanding Screenplay for Sling Blade, for which he also was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for A Simple Plan. He has four Golden Globe acting nominations for The Man Who Wasn't There, A Simple Plan,
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Former WWE Star John Morrison and American Horror Story Star Azura Skye Enter The Factory

No, we're not talking about the recently released John Cusack flick of the same name, though it couldn't possibly be worse, that's for sure. On tap for you cats right now is the first word on the latest spooker coming our way called The Factory.

From the Press Release

Rumpus Room Productions begins lensing on The Factory, the Golan Ramras (Snuff) script, with story by Isak Borg and Dena Hysell, in New York starting April 2, 2013.

Starring Azura Skye (Bandits), Bill Sage (Mysterious Skin), and John Hennigan (pictured; John Morrison/Johnny Nitro – WWE), The Factory will be directed by Dena Hysell (The Paladins) and produced by Hysell and Sirad Balducci (Gun Hill Road).

The Factory, inspired by true events, chronicles a group of people considering buying an old factory who get trapped inside trying to escape the demons from the factory's past.

“How is it possible that a century ago we
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Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton & Jacki Weaver Cast In JFK Film Parkland; Playtone Pictures. Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman Producing

Oscar nominated Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) have signed on to the John F. Kennedy feature film Parkland. Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing in association with Exclusive Media, who will also be financing, It was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.

As part of the production deal, Exclusive Media has optioned the rights to the book which provides the source material for the film . the epic Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. The work was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton & Company and won the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Bugliosi, a three time Edgar Award winner, also wrote the number one New York Times bestsellers; .Helter Skelter,. .And The Sea Will Tell. and .Outrage..

The
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A Splattering Of Horror (Mostly Tiff) Movies

A Splattering Of Horror (Mostly Tiff) Movies
We are entering the hot season for horror movies, with The Possession lording over the box office the past two weeks, Resident Evil: Retribution out yesterday, and a slew of others on the horizon. It is the slew on the horizon that I’m going to focus on in this post as I round up all of the images, posters, trailers, and clips that you may have missed over the past week.

First up is…

Sinister

The newest horror film in the burgeoning Blumhouse Productions umbrella (Paranormal Activity) comes from writer-director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) and stars Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio. In the film, Hawke finds a mysterious box of home movies, and bad things happen. Similar to The Possession, minus the Dybbuk.

We have a couple new tidbits, first being the cool new poster for the film, seen above (Styd), and the slightly sad
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