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Once the beginning of "Psych's" final season dropped the bombshell that Det. Lassiter (now Chief Lassiter!) was going to be a father, we were hoping the season would get to the episode where the baby comes -- and it did, with "Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up."
In grand "Psych" tradition, the birth was hilariously absurd, with the gang careening through the streets of Santa Barbara in a food truck en route to the hospital with Henry delivering Marlowe's baby, Gus passed out from the sight and Shawn trying to be helpful but mostly just screaming a lot.
It's also perfect and adorable that Lassiter and Marlowe bought Henry's house and little Lily Nora is going to grow up in Shawn's room. Awww.
Shawn: "Seems like just yesterday."
Gus: "It was yesterday. »
James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma, The Wolverine) is in negotiations to direct a film adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-By, according to Deadline. The book was the first of a 21-part mystery series starring lead character Travis McGee, and Fox is hoping to launch a franchise with it. They believe Travis Mcgee has the potential to become a character like Jason Bourne, Jack Ryan, or- more recently- Jack Reacher, that can anchor a series of films.
At one stage, Leonardo DiCaprio was set to play him, but that fell through due to the actor’s schedule. DiCaprio will remain onboard as a producer, though. So if Mangold does sign on the dotted line, it’s safe to say the hunt for the right guy to portray McGee will begin.
The character is described as something of a beach bum in Florida that lives on his houseboat, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
• Leonardo DiCaprio is no longer attached to star as the scrappy Florida beach bum Travis McGee in the big-screen adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-by (the first in a 21-book series). Though it was being developed for DiCaprio, who earned an Academy nod for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, the actor decided to exit due to scheduling conflicts. Still, the project does seem to be moving forward for 20th Century Fox: It was just announced that Wolverine’s James Mangold is in negotiations to direct, and Mystic River’s Dennis Lehane penned the »
- Lindsey Bahr
Leonardo DiCaprio has dropped out of The Deep Blue Good-By.
The 39-year-old Wolf of Wall Street actor was due to star in the movie adaptation, but will now no longer take the leading role, according to Deadline.
However, DiCaprio will still have a role as producer on the movie.
DiCaprio again missed out on a Best Actor prize at the Oscars on Sunday, losing to Matthew McConaughey and causing Twitter to trend "Poor Leo".
Watch a clip from The Wolf of Wall Street »
The adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s first Travis McGee novel has been in development since at least 2009, when Leonardo DiCaprio set up the project with Fox, intending to star. That didn’t work out, mostly thanks to DiCaprio’s busy schedule, but the studio is ploughing on. Following its successful collaboration with James Mangold on The Wolverine, the director is now in talks to bring McGee to the screen in The Deep Blue Good-By.That is not a typo lurking in the last line: MacDonald’s book uses the title that way. Mystic River novelist Dennis Lehane has written the most recent draft of the script, which introduces McGee as a sort of proto-Reacher beach bum who also happens to specialise in kicking ass and wooing women. The "salvage consultant," who lives on a beat-up houseboat in Bahia Mar, Lauderdale also helps people to recover lost property in return for half its value. »
As you know, Leonardo DiCaprio signs up for a lot of projects, and as you might expect, not all of them get made. Way back in 2010, the actor was attached to star in "The Deep Blue Good-By," with Oliver Stone to direct. It was viewed as a potential franchise starter, but for whatever reason, it never really got moving and the pair moved on. But now, 20th Century Fox are turning to James Mangold to make to it happen. "The Wolverine" helmer is now slated to direct 'Good-By,' with the latest draft of the script penned by Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River," "Shutter Island"). Based on the 1964 book by John D. MacDonald, the story centers on Travis McGee, a Florida-based “salvage consultant” who, as is usual with this genre of pulpy fare, tends to get mixed up with women and in far deeper than you might expect. Here's the Amazon »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The feature film adaptation of the John D. MacDonald novel The Deep Blue Good-By novel has taken one step forward and one step back. The mystery novel kicks off the fan-favorite Travis McGee series and was first set up as a starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, with the actor courting directors like Oliver Stone and Paul Greengrass to take the helm. With a very busy schedule already on his plate, though, DiCaprio has now opted not to star in the pic, but Deadline reports that The Wolverine director James Mangold is negotiating to take the helm of Fox's potential franchise-starter. Hit the jump for more. Though DiCaprio has backed out of starring in The Deep Blue Good-By, Deadline notes that the actor is still set to produce the project through his Appian Way shingle McGee is described as a “beach bum gumshoe” and the prospect of a Travis McGee movie »
- Adam Chitwood
Leonardo DiCaprio is saying ‘goodbye’ to 20th Century Fox's Travis McGee movie “The Deep Blue Good-by,” which James Mangold is now in negotiations to direct. The project had been developed as a starring vehicle for DiCaprio, who will now simply produce with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson-Killoran, Amy Robinson and Chernin Entertainment. DiCaprio's schedule prevented him from starring in the movie, which the “Wolf of Wall Street” star recused himself from before talks with Mangold started, so the director had nothing to do with DiCaprio's exit. Also read: Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Loss Inspires #PoorLeo Memes (Photos) “Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane wrote the. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: James Mangold is negotiating to direct The Deep Blue Good-By, the 1964 John D. MacDonald novel that kicked off series of mystery novels with character Travis McGee. This has long been eyed by Fox as the launch of a star-driven franchise based on the beach bum McGee, a forerunner of muscular solitary heroes like Jack Reacher and Spenser For Hire, helping (and romancing) damsels in distress as he kicks ass against the powerful. The film was originally set as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. That’s not going to happen now, as DiCaprio has plenty of work in front of him and this film, with a most recent script draft by Mystic River novelist Dennis Lehane, is certainly ready to go. DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson-Killoran are producing with Amy Robinson and Chernin Entertainment. Previous script drafts were done by Dana Stevens and Kario Salem. Mangold, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
I received a Kindle for Christmas and I absolutely love it. I am not a particularly fast reader, but with this device my reading speed has dramatically increased and one thing I do every day is check the Kindle Daily Deals at Amazon as they frequently offer something worth picking up for only $1.99. Well, today the list is rather long as they have 34 books that eventually inspired award-winning movies on sale. No, this doesn't mean Oscar winning as you'll notice the book that helped inspire Ron Howard's Rush is included here and the Academy couldn't even see fit to offer it a Sound nomination. However, we all saw Daniel Bruhl take home a few awards already so it definitely counts. Books that inspired this year's Oscar crop are limited to the books behind Philomena and The Invisible Woman, but there is a lot more to take away beyond that. »
- Brad Brevet
As much as we talk about the stats and trends of the Oscars, each year of the awards seems to present us with a new piece of history. This year, Dallas Buyers Club could make history as the first film to win both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a film that did not receive a Best Director nomination. While Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto seem to be locked into their wins, this did provide an interesting jumping off point to look at the recent history of this category.
Here are the films in the past 25 years that have managed a Best Actor and Supporting Actor nomination:
1989: Driving Ms. Daisy – Morgan Freeman and Dan Ackroyd
1993: Schindler’s »
- Terence Johnson
Brian Helgeland has always been more appreciated as a screenwriter than as a director, largely for his scripts for L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, but with the universal admiration for 42 last year, which he wrote and directed, perhaps his time as a helmer may soon be on the rise. Word from Screen Daily (via The Playlist) is Helgeland has recruited Tom Hardy to pull double duty as he sets out to tell the true story of twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray. The working title is Legend and it will chart the tortured and unique relationship between the two brothers, infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s. The script takes in associates, rivals - such as notorious gangster Jack "the Hat" McVitie, who was murdered by Reginald in 1967 - politician Lord Boothby, and the brothers' nemesis in the police force, DS Leonard "Nipper" Read, »
- Brad Brevet
With the 2014 Academy Awards coming soon, Indiewire has assembled a series of lists featuring Oscar-winning films that can be streamed online. The latest addition to the series is the Best Supporting Actor category, which has been awarded to performers featured in an eclectic scope of films ranging from big-budget blockbusters ("The Dark Night," "The Fugitive") to intimate critical darlings ("Beginners," "Little Miss Sunshine"). Check out these 16 films that earned Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and that are currently streaming online on a number of platforms (SnagFilms, Netflix and Amazon Prime): Mystic River (2003) - Tim Robbins Traffic (2000) - Benicio Del Toro The Cider House Rules (1999) - Michael Caine Affliction (1998) - James Coburn Read More: Stream 17 Oscar-Winning Best Actress Performances Online The Usual Suspects (1995) - Kevin Spaceyn Goodfellas (1990) - Joe Pesci A Fish Called Wanda (1988) - Kevin Kline The Untouchables (1987) - Sean Connery Terms of »
- Ziyad Saadi
Exclusive: Famous prohibition agent Eliot Ness wasn’t even 30 years old when hit the pinnacle in his career by taking down Al Capone with his law enforcement team dubbed The Untouchables. The following two decades of his life are the subject of Ness, a drama series in development at Wgn America from The Blacklist duo of Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment. The project is based on Douglas Perry’s biography Eliot Ness: The Rise And Fall Of An American Hero, which is being published next week. The adaptation will be written by renowned crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island; Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone), with Sony TV-based Michael Dinner (Justified) set to direct. The two are executive producing with Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox. Ness’ 1029-31 heroics going after crime boss Capone in Chicago were chronicled in the 1959 ABC drama series The Untouchables starring Robert Stack »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
On March 2nd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best in film in 2013. Among those being honored are the lead actors who gave some of the best performances this year. In honor of this achievement, Indiewire decided to compile a list of films streaming online featuring lead actors who have won Oscars for their performances. Watch the following 22 performances in movies that are streaming online at Netflix, Hulu, SnagFilms, Amazon Prime and Hitbliss. "The Artist" (2011) - Jean Dujardin "The King's Speech" (2010) - Colin Firth "Crazy Heart" (2009) - Jeff Bridges "Milk" (2008) - Sean Penn "There Will Be Blood" (2007) - Daniel Day-Lewis "Mystic River" (2003) - Sean Penn "The Pianist" (2002) - Adrien Brody "Training Day" (2001) - Denzel Washington "Gladiator" (2000) - Russell Crowe "American Beauty" (1999) - Kevin Spacey Read More: Watch 18 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winners Online "Life Is Beautiful" (1997) - Robert Benigni "The Silence Of The Lambs" »
- Eric Eidelstein
Every year the Best Picture race gets narrowed down to the films that have the best shot of winning. Especially with these expanded fields, the films that aren’t real threats for the win seem to become after thoughts. With Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle hogging up all the air, it seemed like a good idea to devote some print to the other contenders and see what has them in the conversation.
The Wolf of Wall Street – Of the films on this list, The Wolf of Wall Street easily has the most pedigree and is the only movie that feels like it’s dealing with the issues Americans are currently facing with the financial crisis. It’s a period piece with the kind of urgency and relevancy that other contenders can’t match subject matter wise. Wolf is also one of the biggest »
- Terence Johnson
Feature Simon Brew 11 Feb 2014 - 06:32
How do we decide what's a four star movie? Are all five star movies made equal? Simon explains the issues with star ratings
A pair of reviews went up on this site last week, for films that - for differing reasons - we rated at four stars apiece. Above the four stars, in both cases, were many hundreds of words discussing the films in question. Yet both, in different ways, continued to fuel the ongoing, interesting debate about the star rating system, and its suitability.
Because in the comments below our reviews of both RoboCop (2014) and The Lego Movie were some pertinent, constructive questions. We're not going to name the commenters, as the aim isn't to expose them to flaming or such like. Yet they raise some interesting questions and points - which we've quoted directly - that in many ways frame the ongoing star rating debate. »
NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics on Sunday was all about the ladies. Jamie Anderson tore up the inaugural Olympic Snowboard Slopestyle competition. Gracie Gold took to the ice and gave a commanding performance…although not as commanding as Julia Lipnitskaia, the Russian skating superstar. Presumably both young ladies feel nothing but deep respect for each other as opponents, but let’s just assume for that they are the estrogenized figure-skating reincarnation of Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago, and this is all building up to an epic showdown in the individual competition. (Miley Cyrus will fill the James Brown »
- Darren Franich
Toronto-based production company Lumanity has optioned Dennis Lehane’s “Consumers” for a feature film adaptation.
Robert Budreau will write the script, centered on a hitman who targets those in the world of high finance. Budreau will also produce and Adam Moryto will exec produce.
Lehane’s novels “Shutter Island,” “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” were adapted into films. His”Animal Rescue” is being developed by Chernin Entertainment and “They Live By Night” has been set up at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
“I was attracted to the story because of the potential to combine classic Lehane elements of Boston crime-drama with a critique of American consumerism and capitalism.” Budreau said.
- Dave McNary
Toronto – Robert Budreau's production shingle Lumanity has optioned mystery writer Dennis Lehane’s short story Consumers for a feature film adaptation. Writer-director Budreau will pen the script about a colorful hitman who targets players in high finance. Budreau will also produce for Lumanity, along with executive producer Adam Moryto. Earlier: Ben Affleck in Talks to Adapt Dennis Lehane's 'Live by Night' The page-to-screen adaptation is the latest work from Lehane, after Shutter Island, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and the upcoming Animal Rescue, starring Tom Hardy for Chernin Entertainment, and They Live By Night from director Ben
- Etan Vlessing
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