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16 items from 2014


How 'The Shawshank Redemption' invented Morgan Freeman, and how Morgan Freeman invented himself

14 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Born in Memphis, raised in Mississippi, four years in the Air Force, acted off- and then on-Broadway, spent the '70s on The Electric Company, spent the early '80s on Another World, earned one Oscar nomination as the street smart one in Street Smart, earned another Oscar nomination as the one who wasn't Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, stole Robin Hood from Kevin Costner, almost stole Unforgiven from Clint Eastwood: This is what Morgan Freeman did for his first 57 years on this planet. Technically. But even if you know that Freeman had been a working actor for close to three decades beforehand, »

- Darren Franich

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Steve Carell & Gore Verbinski To Work Together On Thriller

7 October 2014 11:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Planned for a March 2015 shoot, Steve Carrell and Gore Verbinski are teaming up for a paranoia-fuelled thriller. Although primarily known for his comedic roles, Carrell is receiving a lot of buzz around his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, and not just for his prosthetic nose. Carell first came to our attention as the smug news anchor in Bruce Almighty, before really hitting it big with roles in Anchorman and The 40 Year-old Virgin, as well as starring in the Us version of The Office.

Verbinski on the other hand, has had a versatile career that has taken in huge Hollywood blockbuster franchises in the form of Pirates Of The Caribbean, slapstick farce in Mousehunt, and horror in the remake of The Ring. Although not much else is known about this upcoming project, it will be scripted by Steve Conrad, the man who wrote this year’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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First TV spot for Dumb and Dumber To

25 September 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release later this year, the first TV spot for the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To has arrived online today, and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Lloyd and Harry, and co-stars Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Rob Riggle (The Other Guys), Steve Tom (The Campaign), Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) and Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) alongside the returning Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C).

Dumb and Dumber To is set for release on November 14th in the States and December 19th in the UK. Watch the trailer here.

The post First TV spot for Dumb and Dumber To appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Morgan Freeman Set For ‘Ben-Hur’ Redo

11 September 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Gearing up to start production in Europe early next year, MGM, Paramount and Timur Bekmambetov have made their first formal casting in Ben-Hur. They’ve set Morgan Freeman to play the role of Ildarin, the man who teaches the slave Ben-Hur to become a champion-caliber chariot racer.

The studios are getting close to finding their Judah Ben-Hur and his friend-turned-bitter-rival Messala. I’ve reported that Tom Hiddleston was one of those being courted, and at this point it’s not clear if he will take part. They’ve set a February 26, 2016, release date on the epic remake, that is based more closely on the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ – the biggest-selling novel of its time until it was eclipsed by Gone With The Wind — than the 1959 William Wyler-directed film that starred Charlton Heston. Keith Clarke wrote the script and John Ridley did the rewrite. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Two new posters for Dumb and Dumber To

16 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday Jim Carrey gave us a sneak peek at a new poster for the upcoming comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To, and now two one sheets have been officially released, which parody the poster for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy

Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Lloyd and Harry, and co-stars Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Rob Riggle (The Other Guys), Steve Tom (The Campaign), Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) and Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) alongside the returning Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C). The film is set for release on November 14th in the States and December 19th in the UK. Watch the trailer here.

The post Two new posters for Dumb and Dumber To appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jim Carrey spoofs Lucy with Dumb and Dumber To poster

15 August 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jim Carrey has taken to WhoSay to release a new promotional poster for the upcoming sequel Dumb and Dumber To, which parodies the tag-line and one-sheet for Scarlett Johansson-headlined action thriller Lucy. Check it out…

Released on November 14th in the USA and a month later  on UK Shores, Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Lloyd and Harry, and co-stars Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Rob Riggle (The Other Guys), Steve Tom (The Campaign), Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) and Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) alongside the returning Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C). Watch the trailer here.

The post Jim Carrey spoofs Lucy with Dumb and Dumber To poster appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Nebraska' producer among newly elected first-time Academy Governors

18 July 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Election results for the Academy's Board of Governors have been revealed for 2014-2015, yielding five first-timers and eight reelected incumbents. Additionally, four previous governors are returning to the Board. First-timers include Kate Amend (Documentary Branch), Daniel R. Fellman (Executives Branch), "Nebraska" producer Albert Berger (Producers Branch), Bob Rogers (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) and "Aladdin" and "The Fifth Element" sound editor Mark Mangini (Sound Branch). Reelected are actress Annette Bening (Actors Branch), Lora Kennedy (Casting Directors Branch), "Inception" costumer Jeffrey Kurland (Costume Designers Branch), "Green Hornet" and "2 Guns" editor Michael Tronick (Film Editors Branch), Leonardo DiCaprio's hair stylist Kathryn Blondell (Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch), Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (Public Relations Branch) and "Field of Dreams" writer/director Phil Robinson (Writers Branch). Governors returning after a hiatus are "Passion of the Christ" director of photography Caleb Deschanel (Cinematographers Branch), "Glory" and "Blood Diamond" director Edward Zwick (Directors »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Jon Hamm Considering Richard Linklater’s The Incredible Mr Limpet

9 July 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You would be forgiven for not instantly recognising the name The Incredible Mr Limpet. It comes from a novel – ‘Mr Limpet’ – written by Theodore Pratt in 1942, about a shy bookkeeper falling off a pier and turning into a fish. Unfazed, he embarks on a life assisting the Us Navy in locating Nazi U-boats during World War II. The novel was adapted into a film in 1964, with Don Knotts in the title role, Arthur Lubin as director, and the story presented in a mix of live-action and animation. Now, phenomenal filmmaker Richard Linklater is bringing Limpet back to the big screen, and it all sounds very exciting.

This re-make has been in development at Warner Bros, in various forms, for some time. An attempt at production in the 1990s had Jim Carrey in the lead role and Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) calling the shots. After apparently spending time and money on animation tests, »

- Sarah Myles

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International Dumb and Dumber To trailer debuts with new footage

21 June 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After the first trailer was released online just over a week ago, a second trailer for the Farrelly brothers’ sequel Dumb & Dumber To has been “snuck” online, featuring some new footage from the anticipated release. You can view the new trailer with new footage below….

Anticipation is high for the new film (check out the Flickering Myth reactions here), and as the new trailer hit, The Hollywood Reporter has broke the news that the original trailer, which debuted on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last Tuesday, has had over 23.5 million views on YouTube since its debut. Now this may not be a accurate assessment of the films box office potential this Christmas, but it does show that despite mixed reactions, the public seem eager to see the sequel. In comparison, the second most watched trailer The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, managed 3.4 million hits [watch that trailer here].

 

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- Scott Davis

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First trailer for Dumb and Dumber To

10 June 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20 years after “charming” audiences in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, Harry and Lloyd are back this Christmas for the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. Last night, stars Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Looper) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to debut the first trailer for the film, which you can view below…

Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly once more, Dumb and Dumber To is set 20 years after the events of the first film, with Lloyd and Harry setting out on another road trip, this time to find the child Harry never knew existed from his past relationship with Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner, The War of the Roses, Body Heat). A daughter as it turns out, and one who happens to be quite the beauty, igniting Lloyd’s loins once more. Queue a whole of comedy, from »

- Scott Davis

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When did big budget star vehicles become the underdogs?

8 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After the curious case of Edge Of Tomorrow’s surprise critical popularity, Rob investigates a strange Hollywood happening…

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The release of Edge Of Tomorrow - which opened in the Us this past weekend, following its bow in the UK a week earlier - has brought, not for the first time, a strange Hollywood trend to light. And it's this: do we trust big stars to make decent movies anymore?

Many people, this writer included, took a lot of convincing to venture out and see Tom Cruise in a hugely expensive sci-fi spectacular (notwithstanding the fact that Cruise has fine form in science fiction). The film in question, Edge Of Tomorrow, is directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity, and based on a graphic novel with a cool title. So surely this should have been a movie which audiences were enthusiastically anticipating? Yet It didn’t seem that way, »

- rleane

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The Definitive Religious Movies: 50-41

24 March 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As we are full-on in the Lent season, our definitive list will focus on films about religion or some aspect of it. The #1 qualification to be on this list is to deliberately focus on religion, a religious figure, or have the presence of a religion/faith as an integral plot point. For example, most of Luis Bunuel’s films can be viewed as attacks on the church, but they aren’t literally about Christianity; therefore, they won’t be included. So, on this list, we’ll look at as many different faiths  as possible (though, there are obviously a lot more movies about Christianity than any other religion). We’ll even dabble into cults and sects that don’t really exist. Final rule: no documentaries. We’re keeping this fictional.

courtesy of salon.com

50. Sound of My Voice (2011)

Directed by Zal Batmanglij

Sound of My Voice stars Brit Marling (also co-writer) as Maggie, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Morgan Freeman Talks ‘Through the Wormhole,’ ‘Lego Movie’ and Sympathizes With John Travolta (Exclusive Video)

5 March 2014 11:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Morgan Freeman has one of the biggest movies in the world, a pilot with CBS, and a Science Channel TV show returning with a special on Wednesday night and a new season later this year. So when you talk to Freeman, which TheWrap did earlier this week, there is a lot of ground to cover. First things first: “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman” is back, and it's tackling on a pretty big topic: God. Freeman knows a little something about God, having portrayed him in “Bruce Almighty” — a role that his demeanor and voice made him perhaps born to. »

- Tony Maglio

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Looking back at big screen Roald Dahl adaptations

1 March 2014 12:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 3 Mar 2014 - 07:02

From James Bond to Willy Wonka, Matilda to The Witches, we chart the big screen work of Roald Dahl...

Roald Dahl has often been referred to as one of the greatest storytellers for children in the 20th century. His books have delighted children for generations, with their dark and inventive sense of humour and their eccentric, dastardly adult characters.

Likewise, his written work for adults has just as much wit and creativity, and over the years, he also worked as a screenwriter on a number of projects, including TV work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and his own anthology series, Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected.

Given how it doesn't even take the likes of J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer five years to have their popular works adapted by Hollywood, there has inevitably been an extensive crossover between Dahl's written work and the big screen. »

- sarahd

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'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Jim Carrey's Breakout Movie

4 February 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's easy to forget that, two decades ago, Jim Carrey was just a talented TV sketch comedian who'd been trying for a decade to break into films. (Remember his roles in "Peggy Sue Got Married," "The Dead Pool," or "Earth Girls Are Easy"? Didn't think so.) But then came "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (released 20 years ago this week, on February 4, 1994), in which Carrey starred as a hyperactive sleuth tasked with finding the Miami Dolphins' kidnapped mascot, and suddenly, he was an A-list box office draw.

Critics didn't think much of the puerile Ace, whose favorite gag was talking through his butt cheeks. But audiences loved him, enough to make Carrey an overnight star after 10 years of trying, and enough to put the film on permanent rotation on basic cable for the next 20 years.

Still, as many times as you've seen "Ace Ventura," there's probably a lot you don't know about »

- Gary Susman

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Morgan Freeman to Present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

15 January 2014 4:10 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Credit: Mike Lamonica

Morgan Freeman will present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer/Director Jeff Margolis and Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

SAG-aftra is honoring Rita Moreno for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Past recipients of the Life Achievement Award include Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford, and George Burns.

Credit: Mark Hill

In 1971, Freeman and Moreno were among the stars of “The Electric Company,” a comedy variety show created by the Children’s Television Workshop (Ctw) featuring live-action sketches, cartoons, and songs. Inspired by The Motown Sound, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and Broadway, the series was designed »

- Michelle McCue

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