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Stars Remember Jerry Weintraub

1 hour ago | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Following the death of iconic Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub on Monday, many of the famous faces who worked with Weintraub over the years expressed their sorrow over the loss.

Weintraub, the man behind such classics as the "Ocean's Eleven" films, as well as "The Karate Kid" and "Diner," died at the age of 77.

George Clooney – who worked with Weintraub in the "Ocean's" film franchise – offered a heartfelt statement to Access Hollywood.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In 2015

"In the coming days there will be tributes, about our friend Jerry Weintraub. We'll laugh at ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Ant-man Featurette Plays Up Heist Element and Introduces the Crew

17 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Marvel seems pretty confident that you know who Ant-Man is by now, or at least that you recognize Paul Rudd as the title character. The rest of the folks who share the screen with Rudd, however, haven't gotten quite as big a slice of the marketing pie. A new featurette serves to rectify that. In addition to playing up the Ocean's Eleven-style heist angle of the film, this new look at the film also introduces the members of Scott Lang's (Rudd) criminal crew: Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, and David Dastmalchian as Kurt. With a team like this, what could possibly go wrong? Opening July 17th, Ant-Man also stars Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Has Passed Away at Age 77

19 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There are only a handful of movie producers that have ever come to be known by name in the general public, perhaps Jerry Bruckheimer, Avi Arad, Albert Broccoli or Saul Zaentz. One of those iconic producers is Jerry Weintraub, who produced a number of Hollywood features including the original The Karate Kid trilogy, the new Ocean's Eleven trilogy with an amazing ensemble cast, the comedy Oh, God!, the comedy Vegas Vacation, Soldier, the new Nancy Drew, Barry Levinson's Diner. Mr. Weintraub passed away from a heart attack on Monday, July 6th at the age of 77 at his home in Palm Springs, reported via Deadline. He was producing David Yates' Tarzan and was also an executive producer on HBO's new comedy The Brink. Early on in his entertainment management career in The Bronx, a young Jerry Weintraub decided to start his own company and worked with the likes of musicians Joey Bishop, »

- Alex Billington

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‘Karate Kid’ Star Ralph Macchio Remembers Producer Jerry Weintraub: ‘You Were 1 of a Kind’

19 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ralph Macchio has paid tribute to Jerry Weintraub, the producer behind the “Karate Kid” film series that propelled the actor to stardom. “So sad at loss of Jerry Weintraub, you were 1 of a kind, my friend. Last of a breed. So glad I got to be ‘that kid,”‘ Macchio tweeted. Macchio starred in the original 1984 “Karate Kid,” which grossed over $90 million upon its release. Macchio also starred in two subsequent sequels in 1986 and 1989, which Weintraub also produced. Also Read: George Clooney Remembers 'Ocean's Eleven' Producer Jerry Weintraub Macchio was among many offering their condolences on the passing of the legendary. »

- Joe Otterson

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The Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven Producer Jerry Weintraub Has Died

20 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Longtime Hollywood producer and former music executive Jerry Weintraub has died at 77, reports TMZ. Weintraub was best known for producing The Karate Kid franchise as well as the Ocean's Eleven trilogy. Prior to his foray into Hollywood, Weintraub was a major presence in the music industry, having managed or promoted some of the world's biggest names, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and more. Over the course of his nearly 15-year friendship with George Clooney, he also ended up the butt of several of Clooney's infamous practical jokes. A few highlights include: having a penis drawn on Weintraub's luxe gold silk shirt (which Clooney hated); a 4:30 a.m. hotel wake-up call courtesy of Clooney's convincing Weintraub impression; and having Clooney attack him mid-massage — a story he gleefully retold on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011, which you can watch below. »

- Dee Lockett

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Ocean's Eleven and The Karate Kid producer Jerry Weintraub dies, aged 77

20 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ocean's Eleven and The Karate Kid producer Jerry Weintraub has died at the age of 77.

Weintraub passed away in California earlier today (July 6) after a lengthy period of ill health, according to widespread reports.

In a career that stretched back to the 1960s, Weintraub was both a film producer and a music promoter for the likes of Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra.

Among the major films that he produced were Academy Award-winning musical drama Nashville, writer-director Barry Levinson's Diner and National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation.

The producer – who was married to singer-actress Jane Morgan - was at one time the chairman of film studio United Artists, and also headed up the Weintraub Entertainment Group in the 1980s.

Weintraub's most recent accolade was an Emmy Award for the HBO television movie Behind the Candelabra.

He produced the first season of the premium channel's political comedy The Brink. »

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Producer Jerry Weintraub Dead at 77; Film & TV Titan's Credits Included Ocean's Eleven and The Karate Kid

20 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hollywood is down a lion. Jerry Weintraub, the mega-producer and onetime head of United Artists studio, died Monday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 77. The exec—who helped shepherd the likes of Nashville, Diner, the original Karate Kid and the Ocean's Eleven franchise to the big screen and titled his 2009 memoir When I Stop Talking, You'll Known I'm Dead—had been in poor health, according to Variety. Weintraub's most recent project was executive-producing the war-and-politics satire The Brink, which just premiered, for HBO. He was a three-time Emmy winner, his most recent two coming in 2013 for HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra and in 2014 for the »

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Jerry Weintraub Dead -- 'Oceans 11' Mega Producer Dies at 77 (Update)

21 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jerry Weintraub ... the producer behind the "Ocean's 11" remakes, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley died today at the age of 77 ... TMZ has learned. Weintraub had been in Santa Barbara with family -- and multiple sources tell us he died around 12:45 Pm while at a hospital in the area. His reps are saying he suffered cardiac arrest.  Weintraub's been a giant in music and movies for decades -- producing, promoting, and managing for everyone from »

- TMZ Staff

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'Magic Mike Xxl' (2015) Movie Review

29 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Magic Mike Xxl is what many were expecting 2012's Magic Mike to be only to end up with much more of a dramatic piece. Instead of carrying much dramatic weight, this sequel is more focused on bumping, grinding and the fun a carload of male strippers can deliver to anyone of any age as they road trip up the East Coast from Miami to Myrtle Beach. There isn't much of a story as much as a collection of scenes, and while you may ultimately find yourself caught up and enjoying each, there's a repetitive nature to each scene and the air almost comes out of the movie every time a new one starts. As much fun as Magic Mike Xxl may be, and as much as some audience members are going to appreciate the fact it's more about skin and gyrating hips, the amateur nature of the plotting does cause »

- Brad Brevet

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Early 'Ant-Man' Twitter Reactions Mention "Huge" End-Credits Scenes

26 June 2015 5:03 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We're still three weeks away from the release of Marvel's Ant-Man, but some press has already gone on Twitter to give early reactions. While most of them seem to be generally positive, there are some detractors. However, the most interesting aspect of the early reaction is the mention of not one but two end credits scenes, and apparently, they are huge. With the embargo in place, we still have to wait for the full reviews, but some on Twitter are calling Ant-Man " hugely entertaining, and a truly significant puzzle piece in the Marvel Universe," "a softer, more intimate Marvel movie and a great family film," and "it's Marvel's version of Ocean's 11. Great cast, slick score and two wonderful post-credits scenes". However, there are negative tweets, including one saying, "Sadly 'Ant-Man' falls flat in almost every way." Like what happens with most Marvel films, the talk has turned away from »

- Charles Dean

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The surge in remakes, and their collateral damage

25 June 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With everything from The Craft to Kindergarten Cop getting some kind of remake right now, what's the real damage that's being done?

It might just be us, but the number of remake announcements we've seen in 2015 seems to be on the increase. In recent weeks alone we've had the cheery news that new takes on Big Trouble In Little China, Sister Act, The Craft and Kindergarten Cop are getting new takes of various sizes. And the response is both understandable and predictable: has Hollywood run out of ideas?

Well, probably. And yet I'd argue it's not that simple. That, in part, the dependency on remakes and sequels is a little bit down to us, but even more so, down to the fact that fewer big movies are being made, and studios want as much on their side when they're committing a nine figure spend to a film.

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- simonbrew

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Someone Combined Jedi With Ocean's Eleven, Creating Ackbar's Eleven

14 June 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Some genius has taken the dialogue from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven and layered it over the scenes of Admiral Ackbar gathering the rebels before the assault at the end of Return of the Jedi. Instead of going over how to blow up the Death Star, the characters now go through the Ocean's Eleven heist scheme instead, with Ackbar as Danny Ocean (Clooney). The video, complete with a requisite scrolling text intro, should be fun for fans of either film: »

- Greg Cwik

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Star Wars Fan Film “Ackbar’s Eleven” from the Mind Who Brought You Troops

10 June 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Let's take a trip back to 1997. Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace had yet to disappoint fans, the Special Edition of the original trilogy was available on DVD and VHS (look it up), and Kevin Rubio was about to unveil his Star Wars fan film, Troops. Out of those three things, Rubio's short - which would go on to become one of the earliest Internet phenomena - easily holds up the best. It's an original and very funny take that mashes up both the infamous Stormtroopers (and other characters) in the Star Wars universe with the hand-held, mockumentary style camerawork of TV's Cops. Now that Star Wars is big(ger) news once again, Rubio has gone back to his roots for a new fan film. Dubbed "Ackbar's Eleven," it shies away from the original satirical take of Troops in favor of a mash-up between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi »

- Dave Trumbore

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Full Trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's The Walk, Directed by Robert Zemeckis

5 June 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a full trailer for the upcoming "The Walk," which is directed by Robert Zemeckis (Flight, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Check out the trailer below. The new movie tells the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7th, 1974. The dangerous walk, called the "artistic crime of the century," was explored in the award-winning "Man on Wire" documentary. Much of the movie will be about how Petit managed with a small group of relatives and his girlfriend to carefully plan the walk, sneaking up to the top of the Towers at night. They hid until late evening when they strung a 450-pound cable from one building to the other. Petit then stepped off the South Tower for a 45-minute walk to the North Tower. The majority of the film plays like "Ocean's Eleven, »

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What Happened to Disney's 'Tomorrowland' at the Box Office?

25 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We're at a weird place in Hollywood history, one where an original idea, executed by some of the industry's most successful writers and directors, and starring an A-list leading man, is considered an almost foolish risk -- especially in a summer season marked by blockbuster sequels that are considered safe by comparison. So it is with "Tomorrowland," Disney's big question mark of a Memorial Day weekend movie.

It was actually easier to predict how the reboot of a 33-year-old horror franchise ("Poltergeist") would open this weekend, or the sequel to a franchise whose last installment came out 30 years ago ("Mad Max: Fury Road") would open last weekend, than to guess how "Tomorrowland" would do. Indeed, predictions for "Fury Road" and "Poltergeist" (which opened this weekend with an estimated $23.0 million) were almost exactly on target. "Tomorrowland," however, opened on the low end of expectations, with an estimated $32.2 million through Sunday and »

- Gary Susman

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With 'Entourage' arriving soon, we examine classic films about boys being boys

24 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »

- Drew McWeeny

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Tom Hardy Lining Up Mystery DC Project

11 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Tom Hardy has dropped some hints with the guys over at Collider that he has a secret DC project under development with Warner Bros. From the scale he's talking about it sounds like a big-budget marquee project, but apart from that we know little else. "I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros which is also a comic book it's a DC thing which is kind of...it's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, technicolor, Pulp Fiction...it's a psychological fuckfest, it's absolutely awesome." Hardy went on to say that it has a Transmetropolitan vibe but is more grounded in reality, and compared it to Michael Mann's Heat. Hardy then went on to discuss the potential for layering the story across multiple platforms, saying »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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Tom Hardy teases a DC Comics film and it sounds insane

9 May 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Hardy has hinted that he could team up with Warner Bros and DC again for another film.

The actor - who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises - teased a mystery project with a string of comparisons that we can't even begin to get our heads around.

"It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff," he told Collider.

"From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction... It's a psychological f**kfest, it's absolutely awesome.

"It's as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it's not that out there - it's something which is much more 'real world'. It could be like Heat, it could be f**king awesome. Let me tell you what it is, try and guess."

Any idea? Us neither.

Hardy recently said that »

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Tom Hardy Teases DC Film Project

8 May 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though he dropped out of the "Suicide Squad" film, Tom Hardy may be a part of the DC Cinematic Universe after all. Doing press for "Mad Max: Fury Road," Hardy spoke with Collider and teased an upcoming DC project:

"I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it's a DC thing which is kind of… It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction.

It's a psychological f--kfest, it's absolutely awesome. It's as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it's not that out there it's something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, it could be fucking awesome. Let me tell you what it is, try and guess."

Asked about »

- Garth Franklin

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Tom Hardy Teases DC Project He Compares to a Batman & a Technicolor 'Pulp Fiction'

8 May 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Collider has done a good job spreading out their interview session with Tom Hardy as he's out promoting next week's new release Mad Max: Fury Road. Last we checked in he gave details on why he had to drop out of David Ayer's Suicide Squad along with saying he'd like to star as The Punisher, but now he's talking about a DC Comics property he's "cooking with Warner Bros." but he's only teasing us, not giving us the entire picture: It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction... It's a psychological f**kfest, it's absolutely awesome. It's as if you would take "Transmetropolitan" and make it happen, but it's not that out there it's something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, »

- Brad Brevet

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