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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 29 - July 5

29 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Get Hard"

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »

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Nia Vardalos and (Shirtless) John Corbett Wrap 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'

29 June 2015 2:14 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Grab some Windex and maybe give yourself the first spritz after checking out the full photo of John Corbett in all his shirtless glory. Opa! That Toula is a lucky woman. (And that Ian is a lucky man.) Nia Vardalos became a major star back in 2002 thanks to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and she and Corbett are returning for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," which is scheduled for a March 25, 2016 release.

Sequel filming started in late May in Toronto and just wrapped, which we know because Vardalos kindly shared some photos from set. A few days ago, she shared this shot with Corbett, joking, "Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2?":

Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 ?

A photo posted by Nia Vardalos (@niavardalos) on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:55pm Pdt

Then she updated to say it's a wrap for filming:

Ahhh, just »

- Gina Carbone

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Yep, That's Shirtless John Corbett on the Set of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

28 June 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There are a lot of things to love about My Big Fat Greek Wedding, one of which is a mid-Sex and the City John Corbett. The cast is returning for a big fat sequel, and Nia Vardalos shared a picture from the set of Corbett, mysteriously shirtless. May we just say that he looks fantastic? In case you weren't looking forward to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 already, you should be now. Look for yourself! Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 ? A photo posted by Nia Vardalos (@niavardalos) on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:55pm Pdt »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 update: John Corbett filming shirtless

28 June 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

13 years on from his Greek baptism in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and John Corbett has once again lost his shirt.

He has been pictured topless filming the sequel to the 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 by writer and co-star Nia Vardalos who posted the photo on Instagram.

Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 ?

A photo posted by Nia Vardalos (@niavardalos) on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:55pm Pdt

In the caption with the photo Vardalos referenced the scene in the first film, saying: "Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 ?"

The pair play Toula and Ian who faced battles to marry across their different families and cultures in the first film, Toula a Greek-American from a lower-middle class extended family and non-Greek Ian with upper-middle class parents.

Kirk Jones is directing the sequel, with Vardalos again writing the screenplay.

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Nia Vardalos’ ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ Wraps Production

28 June 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s been 13 years since “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” wooed audiences, but the wait for the sequel is almost over. The film’s star and writer, Nia Vardalos, revealed on Instagram Saturday night that the follow-up titled “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is a step closer to arriving in theaters. “Ahhh, just wrapped #MyBigFatGreekWedding2, thank you splendid cast & crew,” the actress posted along with a photo of herself on set. Also Read: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Adds 'American Odyssey' Star Elena Kampouris (Exclusive) Vardalos’ announcement came a day after she shared a selfie with shirtless costar John Corbett. »

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Reunion! See Pic of Nia Vardalos and Joey Fatone Together on Set of the Sequel

11 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Greek gang is back together! My Big Fat Greek Wedding co-stars Nia Vardalos and Joey Fatone reunited Wednesday on the Toronto set of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. The longtime pals were all smiles while getting to work on the sequel. The 52-year-old actress looked radiant in a white T-shirt dress. Meanwhile, the 'N Sync singer, who plays Vardalos' cousin in the franchise, was outfitted in a formal black and white tux with a bow tie (perhaps he's dressed for another Greek wedding scene?). Vardalos also shared an on0set Twitter pic inside a chapel with the caption, "I love Background Actors, especially ours who applauded after scenes today. #MyBigFatGreekWedding2." It was »

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Bob Berney joins Amazon Studios

1 June 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The independent cinema guru arrives at the company as head of movies distribution and marketing while former ABC digital executive Albert Cheng is named COO.

Berney most recently served as CEO at Picturehouse, a company he brought back to life in 2013 from the ashes of the specialty label he helped launch with New Line and Warner Bros back in 2005.

Ironically the executive signed the new-look Picturehouse to an output deal with Amazon Studios’ rival Netflix.

Berney’s arrival will be a major coup for Amazon Studios. He famously orchestrated breakout campaigns for the likes of The Passion Of The Christ, Pan’s Labyrinth and My Big Fat Greek Wedding and served in senior roles at Newmarket Films, Film District, Apparition and IFC Films.

Cheng most recently served as Disney ABC Television Group evp and chief product officer of digital media. »

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‘Aloha’ Sinks Under Wave of Harsh Reviews With $10 Million

31 May 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even a starry cast led by Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, a counter-programming bid against action-heavy “San Andreas,” a romantic Hawaiian setting and a beloved director weren’t enough to keep “Aloha” afloat in its opening weekend.

Sony’s long-awaited Cameron Crowe romantic comedy, which washed ashore laden with a heavy cargo of bad buzz and brutal reviews, landed in sixth place this weekend with $10 million at 2,816 locations in the U.S.

But Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer said the opening was “within the studio’s expectations,” and pointed to the B+ CinemaScore for the Cooper, Stone and Rachel McAdams starrer as indication that the troubled film could hold well in coming weeks.

“We’re proud of the film,” he said Sunday. “Our very talented cast is great and we believe it will leg out nicely. There are  so many special moments, so it’s very satisfying for audience members. »

- Dave McNary

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Ashley Judd’s ‘Big Stone Gap’ Set for Oct. 9 Release

26 May 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bob Berney’s Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to Ashley Judd’s “Big Stone Gap” from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9.

The film was written and directed by “Big Stone Gap” author Adriana Trigiani. Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Lapaglia and Jenna Elfman also star.

Big Stone Gap” was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.

“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”

Shooting began in October 2013; Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) produced with James Spies (“The Contender”). J.E. Craig and Jean Morrisey exec produced.

The first “Big Stone Gap” novel was published in 2001 followed by sequels “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.” The story centers on middle-aged »

- Dave McNary

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'World War Z' Sequel Set for 2017 Release Opposite 'Fantastic Four 2'

22 May 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The likelihood of Fantastic Four 2 of keeping its release date seems slim at this point. Then again, the likelihood of World War Z 2 (or whatever Paramount ends up calling it) sticking with its newly found release date seems also slim. The Fantastic Four sequel has already moved all around the calendar, dodging Star Wars: Episode VIII from July 14, 2017 to June 2, to June 9, 2017, where it now resides and has just gained company in the World War Z sequel, which will again star Brad Pitt and be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) with a screenplay by Steven Knight (Locke). Of course, the first World War Z also had release date issues, moving all over the board, though that largely stemmed from production issues. Considering we're talking about a release date over two years away I guess it hardly matters one way or another. However, in other release date news, »

- Brad Brevet

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Save the Date: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming in 2016

22 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Consider this your official save-the-date card: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is slated for release on March 25, 2016.

If that date sounds familiar to you, that's because another high-profile sequel is also bowing that weekend: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." We're assuming that studio Universal is going for a counter-programming strategy by choosing that weekend.

Then again, this flick is all about surprise, since the announcement of its existence in the first place also raised eyebrows. The film is a follow-up to 2002 hit comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which made star Nia Vardalos a household name (for a little while, anyway) and earned an Oscar nomination in the process, thanks to a big push from producers Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Hanks and Wilson are back to produce this time around, as are stars Vardalos and John Corbett. The plot is set to revolve around the revelation of »

- Katie Roberts

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"World War Z 2," "Greek Wedding 2" Set Dates

22 May 2015 4:21 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount and Skydance have scheduled a June 9th 2017 release date for a sequel to the zombie apocalypse thriller "World War Z" which managed to earn a stunning $540 million worldwide. Brad Pitt will return to star in and produce the project

Director Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible") will take over from Marc Forster as director, while screenwriter Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") will pen the script for this entry.

This isn't the only sequel getting a release date today though as Universal has also slotted in a March 25th 2016 release date for a follow-up to the 2002 indie romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Kirk Jones directs the new film which Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce.

Source: Heat Vision »

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel to open up against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016

21 May 2015 10:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Grab the windex, because 2016 will feature Batman vs. Superman vs… The Portokalos family?

That’s what we’re hearing from THR, who report that the sequel to the hit 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding has landed a March 25th, 2016 release date, which means it’ll be going up against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the box office.

That may seem foolish upon first glance, but the first film (which cost a measly $5 million) brought in over $368 million, despite never reaching number one spot at the box office. It’ll also serve as great counter programming to Warner Brothers’ highly anticipated blockbuster, meaning it could make a lot of money from those not waiting to see the DC titans engage in fisticuffs on screen.

Waking Ned Devine and Nanny McPhee director Kirk Jones will helm Mbfgw 2, which was once again written by film star Nia Vardalos. Vardalos will »

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2′ Set for March 25 Against ‘Batman v Superman’

21 May 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has slated “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” for March 25 — setting up a box office showdown with Warner Bros. tentpole “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Universal announced the sequel to the 2002 comedy last November. Nia Vardalos is returning as star and screenwriter. The revelation of a big family secret and an even bigger wedding brings the Portokalos family together again in the second installment.

Kirk Jones (“Nanny McPhee”) will direct. The film will be produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Executive producers are Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos.

The original film, starring Vardalos and John Corbett, was a surprise success with $368 million in worldwide grosses. IFC distributed “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in the U.S., where it grossed $240 million.

Dawn of Justice,” starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, was originally slated to open this year on July »

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′: How Home Viewers and ‘Cups’ Scored an Original Hit

20 May 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pitch Perfect 2″ hasn’t just made more than the first film in the a cappella series. It topped its predecessor’s lifetime gross in a single weekend, after the modestly budgeted sequel debuted to a stunning $69.2 million.

The incredible growth in “Pitch Perfect’s” fanbase between installments is testament to the way that Universal Pictures organically built the audience for the quirky franchise about a group of misfit college vocalists. It’s a success story that was three years in the making, and one that relied on strong word-of-mouth that gained momentum on cable television, on-demand platforms, and through chart-topping soundtrack sales.

“We had a strong built in-audience as a result of the overall holistic marvel the film became in its afterlife,” said Paul Brooks, president of Gold Circle Films and a producer on the “Pitch Perfect” films. “People responded to it very aggressively when it screened on TV and HBO. »

- Brent Lang

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Win A Copy Of Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door – On Blu-Ray April 28

15 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Available On Digital HD April 14Th And On Blu-Ray™ & DVD April 28th

A momentary lapse of judgment leads to a dangerous obsession in the provocative thriller The Box Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, The Wedding Planner). Available on Digital HD on April 14 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on April 28, The Boy Next Door takes audiences behind the scenes with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary and more.

Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a high-school literature teacher struggling to get back in the dating game after separating from her cheating husband while raising her adolescent son.  When handsome and charismatic 19-year-old Noah (Ryan Guzman, Step Up series, “Pretty Little Liars”) moves in next door, Claire has a moment of weakness that leads to an intimate night together.  Noah’s attraction quickly turns into a violent obsession, threatening to »

- Movie Geeks

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Anthony Lapaglia -- My Marriage Will End in Divorce ... Without a Trace

3 April 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Without a Trace" star Anthony Lapaglia is headed for divorce court ... TMZ has learned. Anthony just filed legal docs, with the help of disso queen Laura Wasser, claiming irreconcilable differences in his marriage to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Gia Carides. He's asking for joint custody of their 12-year-old daughter Bridget. He's also agreeing to pay Gia spousal and child support. It's a little odd ... he signed the divorce docs on February 19 but waited a month-and-a-half to file. »

- TMZ Staff

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Indie Spotlight: The Void, Hayride 2, Paralysis

1 March 2015 10:55 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:

Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.

As part of the opening night celebrations, the 10:15 Pm screening on Friday March 6 will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew - including star Amanda Adrienne and director Michael S. Ojeda.

A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.

These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, »

- Tamika Jones

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'Birdman' puts Fox Searchlight and New Regency at the top of the Oscar mountain

23 February 2015 11:49 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The ripples from the 87th Academy Awards will be felt for years to come. Most are positive, some are negative, but beyond a disappointingly long and unfunny telecast this wasn't an Oscar season that will be forgotten anytime soon. First off, the importance of Fox Searchlight's dominance during the telecast cannot be discounted. The mini-major took home eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay for "Birdman." The four wins for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" notably included Alexandre Desplat's first win for Best Original Score. Moreover, Searchlight has now joined only a small number of studios that have won Best Picture back-to-back. The films they release year after year continue to rank in most film critics' top 10 lists and the modern classics under their banner are significant enough to make parent studio 20th Century Fox green with envy. Over the past two years, they have released "12 Years a Slave, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Few Make-up & Hair Stylists Feature Award Recipients Win Oscars for Makeup and Hairstyling

17 February 2015 6:57 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Guardians of the Galaxy all received awards from the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild during its awards ceremony Feb. 14. Both Guardians and Grand Budapest are nominated for the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling (along with Foxcatcher).

Guardians’ Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou was awarded for contemporary makeup and David White won for special makeup effects. Grand Budapest’s Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell won for best period and/or character makeup, as well as best period and/or character hairstyling. Birdman’s Jerry Popolis and Kat Drazen won for contemporary hairstyling.

Aside from feature films, the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards also recognizes make-up artists and hair stylists for television and new media, as well as television miniseries and made-for-tv movies. The guild first gave out awards in 2000 and continued through 2004 until they stopped for 10 years. The awards were again given out last year. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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