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Real Housewives Star Apollo Nida Finally Reports to Prison

11 September 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Rhoa star Apollo Nida finally reports to prison - Us Weekly Dolly Parton is proud of being "white trash" - People This 57-year-old star has an 18-year-old girlfriend - HuffPost Celebrity Terry Crews addresses the Ray Rice controversy - Et Idris Elba gives Prince Harry some support - Lainey Gossip If celebrities were cocktails - BuzzFeed Kerry Washington is looking great - Pink Is the New Blog Ellen Pompeo may give up acting - JustJared More trouble for Chris Brown - Dlisted Elisabeth Moss slips into a bikini - The Superficial »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Limited Edition UK Collector's Book Unearthed

9 September 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

First we saw the standard package. Then the Limited Edition (and awesome) “Tree Walker” set. Just like zombies, the choices of which The Walking Dead: Season 4 pack you need just keep on coming...

The Play/eOneDirect-exclusive Blu-ray Limited Edition Collector’s Book was recently revealed, and we have all the details here. D’you hear that, Carl?

Carl?

This Limited Edition hardback book features high gloss stills and character gallery photos from Season 4 alongside all 16 episodes – plus over three hours of audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and featurettes spread across 5 Blu-ray discs.

It’s available to order exclusively via the eOneDirect store at Play.com.

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In the aftermath of the war with the Governor, we see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers are no match for greater dangers brewing inside the fences. »

- Gareth Jones

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Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Blu-ray Release Details

8 September 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Pumpkinhead will arrive on Blu-ray tomorrow and Pumpkinhead II will be making it’s Blu-ray debut right before Halloween. Scream Factory has detailed the sequel’s upcoming high-def release, giving us a look at the cover art and letting us know the list of all new bonus features.

“Los Angeles, CA – They couldn’t leave dead enough alone. On October 28, Scream Factory will release Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, with new bonus features.

When five teenagers unwittingly resurrect a demon in In Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, nobody is safe from the creature’s bloody rampage. But this monster is different – inside its demonic frame dwells the soul of a boy murdered years ago. Can the evil creature be killed without destroying the innocent boy trapped within? Starring Amy Dolenz (Witchboard 2, Ticks), Andrew Robinson (Hellraiser), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), J. Trevor Edmond (Lord of Illusions), Linnea Quigley »

- Jonathan James

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray Review

3 September 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a summer packed to the gills with superhero blockbusters, one that landed with less grace than a rampaging man in a rhino suit was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Critics tore into the flick, deriding it for a muddled story, inconsistent character development and, most pressingly, too many damn villains.

And you know what? All of those complaints are reasonable. The movie isn’t perfect – it definitely isn’t amazing. However, after watching it, I have to say, all the Spidey hate seems a little bit overkill. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t up there with The Dark Knight as one of the great superhero sequels, but it’s also not trying to be. This installment is all about setting up the Spider-Man universe for future adventures and setting Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) on a path towards becoming the hero he’s destined to be. And in that respect, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'The Walking Dead': Greg Nicotero Looks Back On Season 4

26 August 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"The Walking Dead's" Greg Nicotero isn't just the show's wizard of blood, gore, goo and walkers.

The Executive Producer also steps in to direct the show on occasion, including several pivotal episodes from last season – including the Season 4 opener, "30 Days Without an Accident."

Season 4 just dropped on DVD and limited edition Blu-Ray (with a spooky tree walker case), and to promote the release, Greg took time away from working on Season 5 (and texting "Simpsons" quotes to showrunner Scott Gimple) to share stories from behind the scenes with AccessHollywood.com.

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Toronto Finds Bill Murray And Gives Him A Day

20 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Bill Murray has been found! Deadline told you July 30 that the Toronto Film Festival angled to premiere Bill Murray’s new film St. Vincent and wanted to turn it into a big shebang for the great comic actor. The only trouble was, they were having trouble locating him to be sure he was going to be there to preside over the festivities. Well, today Toronto has announced that Murray will indeed get his day. Here’s the announcement:

Related: Paging Mr. Bill Murray: Toronto Wants To Honor You With ‘St Vincent’ Gala, But Cannot Find You

The Toronto International Film Festival has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, comedic genius of living legend Bill Murray. September 5 is Bill Murray Day and includes free public screenings of three comedy classics — Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters — leading up to the world premiere of the latest Murray-starrer, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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‘The Devil’s Advocate’ TV Series in Development

18 August 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

With Bates Motel and Hannibal both picked up for 2015, and series based on Scream and The Omen heading our way soon, it would appear that the flood of TV dramas based on popular horror films will continue unabated. Next up on the adaptation block is 1997′s The Devil’s Advocate, which was itself based on a novel by author Andrew Neiderman.

Directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray), The Devil’s Advocate starred Keanu Reeves as smooth-talking Florida lawyer Kevin Lomax, a defense attorney seemingly incapable of losing a case. Lomax soon catches the eye of prestigious New York City law firm Milton, Chadwick & Waters, who make him an offer that he can’t afford to refuse. Kevin and his wife Mary Ann ...

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- Michael Kennedy

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Lawsuit Explores Who Owns Rights to a Stax Records Musical

11 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just last month, Concord Music Group announced that it was developing a Broadway musical about the iconic music label Stax Records, which launched the careers of such soul artists as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. & the Mg's amid the racial tension of the civil rights era. Stuart Benjamin, the Academy Award nominated producer of Ray, is co-developing the musical, and the plan is to launch by spring of 2016. Is it possible though that the producers lined up the wrong rights to make this happen? That's what a lawsuit filed by Tony DeRosa-Grund's Evergreen Media

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- Eriq Gardner

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Peter Travers on 'Get on Up': Chadwick Boseman is a 'Powerhouse'

7 August 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Peter Travers may not be dancing in his seat for Get on Up, the new James Brown biopic he highlights this week on At the Movies, but he's certainly offering a standing ovation for the film's star, Chadwick Boseman: "He's just 100-percent great, a powerhouse," Travers lauds.

With Mick Jagger on board as producer, Get on Up was able to secure the rights to Brown's music, and as with Jamie Foxx in Ray, the singing Boseman did on set was eventually replaced by the Godfather of Soul's actual vocal tracks. »

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Sharen Davis’ Costumes Spiff ‘Up’ James Brown Biopic

6 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to recreating the world of iconic ’60/’70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage.

For “Dreamgirls,” the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of the Supremes, and “Ray,” the cradle-to-the-grave biopic about bluesman Ray Charles, Davis’ costumes ranged from fanciful to picture-perfect accuracy. But for the James Brown movie “Get On Up,” her approach landed somewhere in between.

“On ‘Ray,’ even though it was the same time period, I kind of really stayed correct with him,” explains the two-time Oscar-nominee who reteamed with “The Help” director Tate Taylor on the Brown biopic. “But, for ‘Get On Up,’ the script is so wildly non-linear, I told Tate, ‘I think I need to take a few liberties when he’s not on stage.”

Even in performance, she spruced up Brown’s duds, altering the »

- Steve Chagollan

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Can 'Get On Up' Star Chad Boseman Land a Best Actor Oscar Nomination?

4 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After the packed "Get On Up" Producers Guild of America screening Thursday at the Pacific Design Center, star Chadwick Boseman, who channels mercurial funk star James Brown in the musical biopic, earned a rousing standing ovation. And again he got another one at the Academy the following weekend. During the PGA Q & A, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind"), explained that it took decades to get the $30-million period drama made, even after African-American biopic hits such as "Ray," which won an Oscar for Jamie Foxx, and "42," which launched Boseman as a rising star. Universal eventually released the picture, insisting on a PG-13 rating and an August opening. Is that too early for a proper Oscar campaign, or did the film need some room to build an audience, as "The Butler" did? Even with Harvey Weinstein behind a Lee Daniels film starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Blacklist’ Actor Harry Lennix Launches Movie Production Company (Exclusive)

4 August 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harry Lennix, who played a general in “Man of Steel” and the assistant director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division on NBC’s “The Blacklist,” has quietly become a prolific producer with three movie projects already completed.

“I decided that I needed to take control,” the Chicago native told Variety.

He’s starred in and financed “H4,” a street version of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV”; “Mr. Sophistication,” chronicling the journey of a stand-up comedian inspired by Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor; and “Revival,” a gospel concert movie starring Mali Music, described by Lennix as “‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ meets ‘The Wiz.'”

With longtime associate Steve Harris, the duo has formed Exponent Media Group and made a distribution deal for “H4″ and the concert movie to be shown through Nehst Media’s Digiplex chain early next year. He’s assembling investors for a film fund with plans for five more films »

- Dave McNary

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Weekend Box Office: Guardians Of The Galaxy Blows Away August Opening Record

3 August 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

August is usually the lame second cousin of the summer blockbuster season. All the really major entries get released in May through July. Maybe Buena Vista was a little hesitant about how well received Guardians of the Galaxy would be when they chose to launch it in August, but the comic blockbuster saw a massive opening, shattering the current August opening record. At $94 million, the debut is only the third highest opening of the year so far (behind Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million and Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $95 million) but it topped the previous August record of $69 million set by The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. James Brown biopic Get On Up opened under Guardian's huge shadow, settling in at number three with $14 million. That's a modest debut compared to the similar Ray Charles bio flick Ray which opened a decade ago in October but still managed a $20 million opening weekend. »

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Forecast: 'Guardians' To Take Off With August Record

31 July 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Friday Am Update: Could Guardians of the Galaxy open to $100 million this weekend? Based on late Thursday earnings, this is actually within the realm of possibilities.The 10th movie from Marvel Studios earned a stunning $11.2 million from Thursday night showings beginning at 7 p.m. That's the biggest Thursday night debut so far this year ahead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($10.2 million). It's also way ahead of June's Transformers: Age of Extinction ($8.75 million), which is the only movie to open over $100 million this year.If Guardians of the Galaxy follows the same pattern as either of those movies*or of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past*it will score the biggest opening weekend of the year.Of course, there's a chance that it's more front-loaded than those movies. Shows began early (7 p.m.), and everyone is out of school (which wasn't the case with the April and May releases). Also, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Jamie Foxx Set to Star as Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

31 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jamie Foxx will likely weigh in as Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic about the legendary, notorious boxer, Variety reports. The as-yet-untitled film is being written by Terence Winter, who penned The Wolf of Wall Street and regularly contributed screenplays to The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire.

7 Knockout Mike Tyson Cameos

While Foxx's role has yet to be officially confirmed, sources told the industry rag the actor is currently attached to play Tyson, and his manager, Rick Yorn, is producing the project. With other elements still coming together as well — the »

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Jamie Foxx Set to Star as Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

31 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jamie Foxx will likely weigh in as Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic about the legendary, notorious boxer, Variety reports. The as-yet-untitled film is being written by Terence Winter, who penned The Wolf of Wall Street and regularly contributed screenplays to The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire.

7 Knockout Mike Tyson Cameos

While Foxx's role has yet to be officially confirmed, sources told the industry rag the actor is currently attached to play Tyson, and his manager, Rick Yorn, is producing the project. With other elements still coming together as well — the »

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Jamie Foxx In Talks To Feature In Biopic Of Mike Tyson

31 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jamie Foxx is about to put his boxing gloves on and step up on to the ring, as it has been confirmed the Django Unchained actor is in talks to play former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Having already won an Oscar for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray, it has been revealed by Tyson himself that Foxx will portray the boxer in a biopic of his life. Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time, but has had his substantial share of controversy, especially his conviction of rape of an 18 year-old girl in 1991. During his three year stint in prison he converted to Islam, and later in 2003 he suffered financially and filed for bankruptcy. What is mainly interesting about this project is that the amazing CGI that was used in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button may be used similarly in the film to »

- Louise Tooth

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'Get On Up' (2014) Movie Review

31 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't expect biopics to ever give me the full story or even an accurate story for that matter. In fact, many documentaries are only giving us one side of the argument and sometimes less than that when compared to films based on a true story. So when it comes to Tate Taylor's take on the life of the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown, Get On Up plays like a film that gives us a small taste of the darkness that was in Brown's soul after a rough upbringing and a life in which he felt he was always on his own. The result is entertaining and inspiring while also being a little bloated in the middle. One thing, however, is for certain, Chadwick Boseman continues to impress, following up his performance in 42 with another "out of the park" portrayal of an iconic, bigger-than-life star. The screenplay by Jez »

- Brad Brevet

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Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson In Film Biopic

31 July 2014 2:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Having put on the specs and wobbly head for his Oscar-winning turn in 2005′s Ray, Jamie Foxx is set to take on the role of another iconic, real life pop culture icon in a film about Mike Tyson. The guy from The Hangover, remember? Yeah, he used to be a boxer. And one with a…colourful life. Which means that Terence Winter, fellow Academy Award winner and creator of The Sopranos, is a screenwriter perfectly poised to get into the nitty-gritty of Tyson’s ear-biting, prison-serving career.

Foxx joins the as-yet-untitled film written by Winter, who just wrapped up penning Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, and produced by Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn. The boxer’s life story has already been told in the 1995 TV movie and 2008 documentary – both called Tyson, rather unimaginatively – which focussed on both his time in and out the ring, not shying away »

- Tom Baker

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Jamie Foxx to star as Mike Tyson in upcoming biopic

31 July 2014 12:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having won an Oscar in 2005 for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the superb biopic Ray, Jamie Foxx has set his sights on his next acting challenge as boxer Mike Tyson.

The Wolf of Wall Street and The Sopranos writer Terence Winter and Foxx’s own manager Rick Yorn are supposedly working on the project together, with a view to have Foxx star as the controversial sportsman.

No distributor or studio are involved with the project just yet, however it would seem very likely that the film will get the go-ahead, given Tyson’s whirlwind of a career that includes six years of prison for rape, bankruptcy, drug and drink offences, as well as the infamous incident in 1997 when in a rematch with fellow boxer Evander Holyfield, Tyson big off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear. Should make for a hell of a film.

What are your thoughts on a new Tyson biopic? »

- Scott Davis

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