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Win a Blu-ray Copy of Free Fall from ShockYa!

21 October 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Free Fall,” the latest thriller from Anchor Bay Entertainment, is promising to make elevators your worst nightmare. The film, which comes from the producers of the “Halloween” and “Final Destination” franchises, stars D.B. Sweeney (“Taken 2,” “Fire in the Sky,” the upcoming “To Appomattox” miniseries), Sarah Butler (“I Spit On Your Grave,” “The Demented,” “Treachery”), Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and screen legend Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange,” “The Artist”). Here’s more about the film: “A top executive is killed in an apparent suicide leap from the skyscraper headquarters of Gault Capital. But when the dead man’s loyal protégé Jane Porter (Butler) uncovers some startling criminal  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Her Stories

9 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

They say it's a man's world, but to the powerful, talented and hilarious women our staff is reading about this week, "they" don't know what they're talking about. Even pop star Taylor Swift, who covers this week's 40th Anniversary issue - and gorgeously channels 1974's cover girl Mia Farrow - is feeling the world's growing girl power. In that spirit, our staff is poring over real stories of modern-day female history makers. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor Her Pick: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham For me, »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Her Stories

9 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

They say it's a man's world, but to the powerful, talented and hilarious women our staff is reading about this week, "they" don't know what they're talking about. Even pop star Taylor Swift, who covers this week's 40th Anniversary issue - and gorgeously channels 1974's cover girl Mia Farrow - is feeling the world's growing girl power. In that spirit, our staff is poring over real stories of modern-day female history makers. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor Her Pick: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham For me, »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford

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Exclusive: Clip from Thriller Free Fall Makes Elevators Horrifying

3 October 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

From the producers of “Halloween” and “Final Destination” comes the latest action thriller “Free Fall.” The film stars Sarah Butler (“I Spit on Your Grave,” “The Demented,” “Treachery”), D.B. Sweeney (“Taken 2,” “Fire in the Sky,” the upcoming “To Appomattox” miniseries), Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange,” “The Artist”). The film will make its way to Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 28. Also, speaking of “Halloween,” “Free Fall” is the directorial debut of one of the “Halloween” franchise producers, Malek Akkad. “Free Fall” is a horrifying journey through the corporate world and promises to do for elevators what Alfred Hitchcock’s amazing thriller  [ Read More ]

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We Hereby Officially Name Today "Best Original Screenplay Birthday Day"

24 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Pedro holding up a copy of his "Bad Education" screenplayToday's Useless Trivia! Not one, not two, not three, but Four Oscar nominated writers of contemporary cinema share this birthday: Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Pedro Almodóvar (Talk To Her), Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles), and John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator). Only Pedro has won for writing (though Bird is also a multiple Oscar-winner) but it's a neat and weird coincidence, yes?

Two Questions

What's your favorite Almodóvar screenplay (besides Talk To Her that is which rightfully scooped up the Oscar)?

Do you think Brad Bird deserved to win Original Screenplay in his years at bat (2004 and 2007) 

P.S. You guessed it: This year's Oscar Chart Updates for Best Screenplay, Original and Adapted are now available. »

- NATHANIEL R

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What Was I Thinking? IFC President Jonathan Sehring On Funding ‘Boyhood’ For 12 Years

14 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

An occasional feature on the thought process behind an exceptionally bold, risky move. 

If they gave out Exec Of The Year, it would be hard to overlook IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring, who funded Richard Linklater’s Boyhood for a dozen years. Even with the flurry of Oscar fare launched at the fall festivals, Boyhood remains squarely in the awards-season conversation. We’ve written about this crazy gamble before, but as we move into that time of year when quality comes out of risk taking, it seems worth revisiting as a reminder to execs that sometimes you just have to take a leap with a good filmmaker.

Deadline: You come to festivals like Toronto to find movies you can release quickly, and turn a profit. Nobody funds a film like Boyhood for over a decade. What were you thinking?

Sehring: It makes me laugh as I look back on it, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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La Roux's on the blower and James Franco goes bald plus the rest of today's breaking pop culture news

8 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Baldly going where no other liveblog has gone before, its Guide Daily

Bringing you all todays red hot pop gossip in real-time, so you dont need to tarnish your browsing history with any other tawdry aggregators

Stay tuned for La Rouxs new vid, Mary Js London love-in, superheroes vs bullying and the latest on James Francos ongoing super-meta life-as-art projectTweet your topical witticisms to @guideguardian

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courtesy of the UKs beariest dance duo, The 2 Bears. Except that the furry suits have come off and Londons best arty-party drag collective, Sink The Pink, are in, showing you how to lip-synch in style as they cavort around the Bethnal Green Working Mens Club in fishnets and pom pom beards. Stuff the hug: whos up for a Monday rave?

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Few can lay claim to making one of the worst films in living history but that hasnt stopped J-Lo, oh no. »

- Sam Richards and Kate Hutchinson

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Lukewarm Off Presses: "Chef" Again, Lord Attenborough, Joan Allen, and Movie-to-tv Series

26 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Four interesting tidbits coming atcha that we neglected to discuss for multiple reasons. If you hadn't yet heard them, they'll feel like brand new news to you.

In what is clearly understood to be an awards-traction move, Jon Favreau's sleeper hit Chef will be coming back to theaters this Friday in wide release. I'm not sure it has the critical oomph to win any nominations and it didn't have the box office size to make that a non-issue (a la gargantuan hits like My Big Fat Greek Wedding) but could it sleeper hit its way into, say, The Screenplay race? I'm realizing I neglected to consider it at all there which is an obvious mistake. I had a really good time watching it with friends though; it's an easy sit and safe for diverse groups of viewers. My favorite visual was ScarJo eating a bowl of pasta but my »

- NATHANIEL R

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"Expendables," "Giver" Underwhelm At Box-Office

17 August 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After a late Summer surge saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" open way above expectation, things came crashing down to Earth this week with the release of three films which opened a bit soft at the U.S. box-office upon release.

Of the trio, the one good performer was the Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.-led R-rated comedy "Let's Be Cops" which came in third with $17.7 million over the weekend. Thanks to a Wednesday opening, it's already at $26.1 million after five days - surpassing its $17 million production budget.

Next was the "The Expendables 3" in fourth with $16.2 million for the weekend. That's considerably down on the $34.8 million and $28.6 million opening weekend of the first two films. The weakest reviews of the franchise, the switch to a PG-13 rating and the online leak of a DVD screener all probably didn't help much .

In fifth came "The Giver, »

- Garth Franklin

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Weekend Box Office: 'Ninja Turtles' #1, 'Expendables 3' Tanks and 'Boyhood' Sneaks into Top Ten

17 August 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

No big surprise this weekend, at least not at the top, where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row with $28.4 million as its domestic cume climbs to $117.6 million while Guardians of the Galaxy was closely behind in second with $24.7 million as it is now over $222.3 million domestically. We find the first of the weekend's new releases in third and no, it doesn't star Sylvester Stallone and a rag tag group of aging action stars. It's Let's Be Cops, a comedy Fox didn't even screen for critics here in Seattle, and while it brought in $17.7 million, falling short of the $20+ million tracking, I'd say it's doing decently after a big start on Wednesday, bringing in $26.1 million total over the last five days. The "B" CinemaScore suggests it will drop as pretty much all films drop, maybe a little faster, but with a $17 million budget »

- Brad Brevet

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“Boyhood” is making money at the box office and increasing its Oscar chances

12 August 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

With each passing week (and really each passing day, considering the numbers), Richard Linklater’s incredibly well received film Boyhood is becoming a bigger and bigger indie box office success. Ever since it debuted to an almost religious response at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, we’ve known that the movie would be a critical favorite. The question was always if the flick would be seen by anyone outside of the niche independent audience that goes to art houses and pays attention to reviews. Well, I’m here to say that Boyhood is being seen by way more folks than that, which is only helping it become a more and more viable Oscar player. It’s made $10.5 million and there’s plenty more to come. The movie was never going to be an easy sell. A nearly three hour coming of age story that rewards patience and noticing subtle changes? »

- Joey Magidson

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Guardians of the Box Office. What Did You See This Weekend?

3 August 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. As expected, Guardians of the Galaxy topped the week’s chart, though it wasn’t quite expected that it would do this well. In true Marvel fashion, the previous record for the month of August has been blown up with a big bang, what with Guardians taking in nearly $25m more than Bourne Ultimatum. As I’m sure you know, I haven’t yet seen the film. Nathaniel has but is not enthused. 

Weekend Box Office

01 Guardians Of Galaxy $94 *New* Review

02 Lucy $18.2 (cum. $79.5)  

03 Get On Up $14 *New*

04 Hercules $10.7 (cum. $52.3)

05 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $8.7 (cum. $189.3) Reviewish & Podcast

06 Planes: Fire And Rescue $6.4 (cum. $47.5)

07 The Purge: Anarchy $5.5 (cum. $62.9)

08 Sex Tape $3.5 (cum. $33.9) 

09 And So It Goes $3.3 (cum. $10.4)

10 A Most Wanted Man $3.3 (cum. $7) Review

The other big opening of the weekend, the James Brown biopic Get On Up finished below Lucy, faring slightly »

- Amir S.

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Weekend Report (cont.): 'Transformers' Joins $1 Billion Club

3 August 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Continued from "Weekend Report"In second place, Lucy fell 58 percent to $18.3 million. That's a rough drop, though it's not horrible given the movie's mixed word-of-mouth and tough competition from Guardians. To date, Lucy has earned $79.5 million, and remains on track for over $110 million total.James Brown biopic Get On Up opened to $13.6 million this weekend. That's a bit above Jersey Boys ($13.3 million), but is less than half of the opening of star Chadwick Boseman's last biopic (42, $27.5 million). It's also significantly lower than director Tate Taylor's last movie, The Help ($35.9 million in five days). With good reviews and strong word-of-mouth ("A" CinemaScore), Get on Up should hold up well in the next month: a final total north of $50 million is likely.Hercules plummeted 63 percent to $11 million this weekend. To date, the movie has earned $52.7 million, and is on pace to wrap up somewhere between $70 and $80 million.Rounding out the Top Five, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Why 'Boyhood' is a different story on the Oscar front for IFC Films

28 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" added more screens this weekend and currently finds itself in 107 theaters nationwide. With a per-screen average of around $16,000, the weekend gross was north of $1.7 million, bringing the overall tally to over $4.1 million to date. As it continues to find its audience, the film is obviously a long play for IFC Films, and the prospect of awards recognition lurks, as ever, just over the horizon. Can "Boyhood" be a significant player in the Oscar season for a company that has never really made awards a part of its overall business model? Better yet, if the answer is yes, could it become a significant threat in a season that may well end up a lackluster one when all is said and done? There are a lot of possibilities here, and plenty of questions, for what is easily one of the most unique films in the 2014 marketplace. I hopped »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Actor Louis Mandylor -- Near Death Illness

24 July 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Louis Mandylor -- best known for his role as Nia Vardalos' brother in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the set of his new movie.Mandylor was shooting scenes in 90+ degree heat Tuesday for the movie, "Daylight's End" ... when he became ill and was rushed to a hospital in Tyler, TX.Doctors diagnosed the illness as heat exhaustion and dehydration -- which affected Mandylor's kidneys.They're »

- TMZ Staff

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Forecast: 'Apes' Sequel Swings In to Theaters This Weekend

10 July 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Friday Am Update: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned an estimated $4.1 million from Thursday night shows beginning at 10 p.m. That's a significant improvement on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which earned $1.25 million at midnight.Unfortunately, it doesn't compare favorably to recent releases. That number is less than half of the Thursday night openings for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Godzilla and Spider-Man benefited from 7 p.m. showtimes, though Transformers was essentially in the same position as Apes.Another unflattering comparison: on the same weekend last year, Pacific Rim scored $3.6 million from late Thursday shows. For the weekend, the movie wound up with just $37.3 million.Apes should still be safely over $50 million for the weekend. But the odds of it breaking out to over $75 million now look slim.Forecast: Coming off the slowest Fourth of July in over a decade, the »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Brandon Routh, George Lazenby and the one-hit movie wonders

8 July 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.

Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.

Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.

Brandon Routh

Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.

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Are Shailene Woodley and Kristen Stewart really 2015 Oscar players?

5 June 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Fault in Our Stars" arrives in theaters tomorrow having already transformed itself from summer sleeper to expected blockbuster. The reviews have been very positive with a number of critics even admitting they were bawling at the end. That being said, when it really comes down to it, most reviewers will admit Josh Boone's direction leaves a lot to be desired. Still, the movie works. Why?  The reasons are two fold. First, Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley have genuine on screen chemistry. And, second, Woodley pretty much carries the movie. It's as simple as that. (In fact, it really may just be all Woodley here. She also had a fantastic bond with Theo James in "Divergent.") As for the movie itself, "Stars" is told from the direct point of view of Hazel, the teenage cancer patient played by Woodley. The film lives and breathes on her ability to have »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Fast & Furious 7′, ‘Alice in Wonderland 2′ & More

2 June 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

This Week:

Romeo Santos joins Fast & Furious 7; My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel; Anthony Mackie may play Jesse Owens; James Mangold may direct the Joe Namath biopic; Rhys Ifans is in talks for Alice in Wonderland 2; and Will Smith drops Brilliance.

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Latin-American singer Romeo Santos has signed on for an unknown role in next summer’s Fast & Furious 7.

Santos broke the news at his sold out La concert with franchise star Vin Diesel, who joined the pop star on stage for the announcement. Santos brings with him a huge fan following, which will presumably boost Fast & Furious ...

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- Anthony Taormina

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Best of the Week: 'Daredevil' News, Actually Funny Westerns, New VOD Movies and More

30 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Movie News: Drew Goddard will not be overseeing the Daredevil TV show (which will star Charlie Cox), but will direct The Sinister Six movie. Speaking of not directing things, Alfonso Cuaron is not doing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is happening. Word has it that Quentin Tarantino will make The Hateful Eight after all, and sooner than you'd think. Josh Brolin will be playing Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy.   The Geek Stuff and Videos: The trailers: The Equalizer, Dark Blood, The Congress, Trip to Italy, the Cannes 2014 winners, App, Earth to Echo, Annie, Book of Life, Walk Among the Tombstones, Left Behind,  Here's what the Sentinels in X-Men were originally going to look like. Visual proof American...

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- Peter Hall

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