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This Christmas, Denzel Washington’s third directorial feature, “Fences,” will be released in theaters. The Oscar-buzzing film stars Washington as a former professional baseball player who created tension in his family when he denies his teenage son’s dream of playing college football.
The heartfelt drama also boasts an impressive score composed by Marcelo Zarvos that brings the film to life. The full 16-song soundtrack was released by Paramount Pictures and you can listen to it here.
Zarvos’ previous credits include films scores for “Remember Me,” “Brooklyn’s Finest,” “The Good Shepherd,” “American Ultra,” and many others. He also composes the music for Showtime’s “The Affair” and “Ray Donovan.”
- Liz Calvario
Taking a closer look at the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemTaking a closer look at the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemAdriana Floridia11/17/2016 9:56:00 Am
This November, we'll be meeting a whole new cast of characters from the mind of J.K. Rowling when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits Cineplex theatres on November 18th. When Harry Potter first came out, the films didn't just give us Harry, Ron and Hermione, but also Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.
While some of the members of this new cast are familiar faces, for many of them this is the biggest project they've yet to be a part of, and the film is bound to introduce these actors to a whole new audience. We're taking a closer look at the cast, one by one.
Eddie Redmayne has been in the »
- Adriana Floridia
Tribeca’s Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Berry Welsh are producing with Cary Granat. Participant won the rights to the script, which centers on an American diplomat in Kazakhstan discovering stocks of enriched uranium after the fall of the Soviet Union, triggering a race to get it out of the country before terrorists find it.
Gunn is a writer and producer on ABC’s “Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland. He’s also written for the Starz series “Black Sails” and HBO’s “The Newsroom.” He recently sold his 2015 Black List script “The Virginian” to New Line, with Bradley Cooper attached to portray George Washington.
- Dave McNary
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From Gregory Poirier, the writer of The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and National Treasure: Book of Secrets comes A Warrior’s Tail. Starring Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil series, The Fifth Element) alongside an all-star cast of voice talent that also features Whoopi Goldberg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toy Story 3), Sharon Stone (Alpha Dog, Casino), and the legendary Joe Pesci (Home Alone, The Good Shepherd), the film is an inspiration story about one young boy’s heart-warming bravery and imagination.
Living in a small village in a forest with his mum, nine-year old Savva (Jovovich) lives a relatively normal life. That is until the village’s protectors, a pack of regal white wolves, suddenly go missing in mysterious circumstances. Without the protection of the wolves the town’s people are left at risk of attack from savage hyenas.
Deciding to seek help from a powerful magician, Savva »
- Dan Powell
Arriving in cinemas on April 1st and following on DVD come April 11th is A Warrior’s Tail, an epic adventure story for the entire family.
Nine-year old Savva (Jovovich) lives with his mum in a small village in a forest once protected by a pack of regal white wolves. When the wolves leave under mysterious circumstances the village is left at constant risk of attack from ruthless hyenas and only a powerful magician can help. Escaping the hyenas in search of the magician, Savva finds himself in a magical world he had only heard stories of, meeting a host of new friends who are also seeking the magician, including the white wolf Angee, the hilarious Puffy (Stone) and a very odd mosquito (Pesci); all of whom must evade a treacherous simian army led by the evil Mum JoZee (Goldberg) on their path overcoming the forces of evil and reclaiming Savva’s village. »
Twenty years ago this week - Feb. 9, 1996 - the romcom-dramedy Beautiful Girls first opened in theaters. The film centers around Willie (Timothy Hutton), who returns home for his high school reunion in a small Massachusetts town. It's funny, it's heartwarming, and it features one of the better ensemble casts of the 1990s. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, we're pulling out the yearbook and looking up the film's cast to what they've been up to over the past 20 years. Timothy HuttonHutton won Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for Ordinary People when he was only 20. To this day he's the youngest-ever »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
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- Ryan Gallagher
Just in case you missed it, Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced on January 11, 2015 that principal photography has started in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa.
As was previously reported, the film boasts an all-star cast led by Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly. Joining the already announced cast are Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, 2 Broke Girls), comedian Jenny Zigrino (50 Shades of Black), and Jeff Skowron (The Good Shepherd). Hansen will play Regent Hastings, who runs a charitable organization with his wife Diane (Hendricks). Zigrino and Skowron play security guards Gina and Dorfman, respectively. The trio joins Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) reprising his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne) who plays Willy’s tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke, as well as original cast members Cox »
- Mike Tyrkus
Billy Bob Thornton reprises his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Kathy Bates is set to play Willy's tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke. Original cast members Tony Cox and Brett Kelly also return as Marcus and Thurman Merman.
Joining them will be Ryan Hansen ("Veronica Mars") as charity runner Regent Hastings, Christina Hendricks as Regent's wife Diane, and Jenny Zigrino ("50 Shades of Black") and Jeff Skowron ("The Good Shepherd") as security guards Gina and Dorfman respectively.
Source: Miramax Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
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