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After taking some time to decide where he would sign his new producing deal, Jerry Bruckheimer says a big part of his Paramount choice boiled down to relationships he had established through the years.
“I’ve had a long relationship with Brad Grey going back to when he was a manager and had always worked well with him,” Bruckheimer tells Variety. “We also had a handful of projects in development there like ‘Top Gun 2′and a new ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ as well as selling a pitch called ‘Fake’ so at the end of the day it just made sense.”
Update: Brett Ratner had also been attached going back to when this film first came into development at Paramount but that has also been made official too.
- Justin Kroll
After a number of rumours over the last few weeks, Paramount Pictures and powerhouse producer Jerry Bruckheimer have confirmed they’ve reunited for a first look deal. Earlier this year, it’s thought the commercial failure of The Lone Ranger was the cause of Bruckheimer and Disney parting ways. Now, the iconic producer of Hollywood hit action franchises Beverly Hills Cop, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Bad Boys has returned to his former home. Check out the official press release below:
Hollywood, CA (December 6, 2013) – Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have reached a three-year, first-look agreement for theatrical films that will begin in April 2014. The deal was announced jointly today by Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey and Jerry Bruckheimer, on behalf of Bruckheimer Films.
Bruckheimer’s first picture with the studio under the new deal is targeted to be a new Beverly Hills Cop, which is being written »
- Craig Hunter
After the poor performance and critical drubbing of The Lone Ranger, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and long-time studio partner Disney parted ways. It was a big question where Bruckheimer would end up and now we know he will work with Paramount on future projects. Bruckheimer will begin a three year first look deal beginning in April 2014. While Bruckheimer will keep upcoming sequels to both the National Treasure and Pirates Of The Caribbean with Disney, other projects may find their way »
- Alex Maidy
Bruckheimer’s first picture with the studio under the new deal is targeted to be a new Beverly Hills Cop, which is being written for Eddie Murphy by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, who together wrote Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In September, Disney and Bruckheimer agreed not renew their first-look deal - after 27 films, earning more than $5.4bn worldwide - when it expires in 2014. The studio and producer will continue working together on projects including the fifth instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean.
“Jerry Bruckheimer is one »
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The 70-year-old veteran producer has been looking to secure a new home for his movie releases since October, when Disney opted not to renew his deal beyond this year.
“Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most creative and prolific producers in motion picture history,” said Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey. “His signature style has attracted huge global audiences and we are thrilled to have him back in the Paramount family.”
“It is great to be back at Paramount,” Bruckheimer said. “I look forward to working with Brad Grey and his entire team.”
- Justin Kroll
The police procedural TV series based on Washington Irving's classic short story has been a surprise hit in the Us. Can the supernatural drama gain a similar following in the UK?
In the Us, they call autumn "fall". It seems appropriate when applied to the galloping herd of TV shows that traditionally make their debuts during the season of turning leaves and spiced lattes. These untested young colts are corralled into a ratings steeplechase that rapidly turns into a slaughterhouse. Some fall at the first hurdle. Others fade after a promising start. Many simply vanish off a cliff. You either finish strong or not at all.
Of 2013's fresh batch of TV runners and riders – mostly diluted or recycled versions of thoroughbreds past – Sleepy Hollow looked spectacularly unpromising: an attempt to fashion a police procedural out of elements lifted from Washington Irving's classic short story. In the Us, »
- Graeme Virtue
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Nov 2013 - 07:08
Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. We've been finding out...
Back when Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes in August 2013, it had a dedication at the end of it. The card read 'Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco'. As it turned out, Kevin Cordasco was a 16-year old who had been battling cancer for seven years, who had met both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan. Cordasco died before he could ever get to see the episode dedicated to him.
I found this such a moving story, that it got me wondering about the dedications that appear on films, and what the story behind them was. After all, the dedications are there for a reason. What I uncovered was some funny stories, mainly extremely sad ones, and some extremely moving dedications. »
While he is under contract to Disney until next year, it looks like producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s next home is going to be either Warner Bros or Paramount. Both studios are vying hard for the producer to come to their lot and ramp up tent poles, and a decision is coming soon. His exit from Disney came after the pricey disappointment The Lone Ranger. While that left a bitter taste, you can’t argue that Bruckheimer is one of the few brand names in the non-writing producer category. When he takes a big swing and connects, the result often leads to franchises that are such high commodities these days. At Disney, these included Pirates of the Caribbean, and National Treasure. His deal is about the most expensive in the business, with generous overhead, 7-figure producing fees and gross. Bruckheimer already has his TV deal at Warner Bros, and that studio »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The 21st Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), has revealed the competition jurors who will judge entries at this year’s event in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Jury members of the main competition jury are:
Tom Stern, cinematographer (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Hunger Games);Ed Lachman, cinematographer (Erin Brockovich, The Virgin Suicides, I’m Not There);Todd McCarthy, journalist and film critic;Denis Lenoir, cinematographer (Paris, je t’aime, Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes);Adam Holender, cinematographer (Midnight Cowboy, Smoke, Fresh);Timo Salminen, cinematographer (The Man Without a Past, La Havre, The Match Factory Girl);Franz Lustig, cinematographer (Don’t Come Knocking, Land of Plenty, Palermo Shooting);Jeffrey Kimball, cinematographer (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible II, The Expendables).Polish Films Competition
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Paddy is a widower who spends his lonely days watching TV in his bathrobe.
Sam can barely summon the energy to wisecrack about the aged wrecks who share the pool in his jazzercise for seniors class.
Archie has a post-stroke regimen of pills and a son who nags him to take it easy "at your age."
And Billy wears the decades of too-much California tanning and the stress of keeping up with a fiancee half his age.
Yeah, you'll want to Party with these guys. Especially after you learn that they're played by Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas, respectively. Especially after you learn that they're about to cut loose at a bachelor party.
"Last Vegas" is an on-the-nose, on-the-money "Grumpy Old Men with Hangovers" set in Sin City. It's a comedy that, thanks to its Oscar-studded cast, leans more toward the sentimental than the sinful. »
Review Laura Akers 4 Nov 2013 - 06:58
This review contains spoilers.
6.6 Get a Clue
In last week’s episode, we saw the usual tension between Castle’s far-flung imagination and Beckett’s no-nonsense explanation. In most episodes, the truth is either somewhere in the middle between Castle’s theory of the crime and Beckett’s (usually favoring Beckett’s version) or clearly unrelated to both. In the first case, this allows Castle to maintain his position as crazy narrative smith without invalidating Beckett’s more pedestrian explanation (or vice versa). In the latter, both are clearly wrong, meaning neither is actually right, which likewise maintains the balancing act between two very strong characters.
What almost never happens is that Castle pretty much nails it out of the gate. Well, okay, at first he says »
The stars of Last Vegas prove that Vegas shenanigans and bachelor parties aren’t just for the guys of The Hangover. Taking a cure from their younger brethren, lifelong pals played by Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline head to fabulous Las Vegas to throw a bachelor party for their last remaining single friend, Michael Douglas.
Director Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure) throws his sixty-something seniors into the neon lights and debaucherous Las Vegas party circuit complete with pool parties, bikini-clad babes, and way too much alcohol.
The actors in Last Vegas have had their share of wild times on and off the screen, so we have to ask: which star of Last Vegas would throw the ultimate bachelor party? Hit the jump to cast your vote now! »
- Rachel West
Three sixty-something buddies - Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline - take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal (Michael Douglas). National Treasure and While You Were Sleeping director Jon Turteltaub presents The Hangover with a hip replacement in this predictable but hugely amusing look at friendship. »
Hangdog Hangover: Formulaic Comedy Eschews Characterization for Product Placement
Director Jon Turteltaub, whose career is bolstered by a resume of unquestionably mainstream Hollywood fare, perhaps most notably with the National Treasure films (which may eventually and unnecessarily usurp the term ‘trilogy’), teams up with screenwriter Dan Fogelman, author of his own unmitigated clutch of high gloss titles, for Last Vegas, a rather unabashed re-tooling of The Hangover for the 60+ crowd. Of course, the indubitable attraction of the film, despite all its predictable flaws and fantastically maligned realities, is the headlining quartet of four legendary, Oscar winning stars (and, natch, an Oscar winning actress in its lone female role of note), generating enough charm to keep the beat up in this failsafe crowd pleaser made for those with myopic quests for sensible content.
In 1950’s Brooklyn, four friends that call themselves the Flatbush Four engage in a skirmish that provides them »
- Nicholas Bell
Pirates of the Caribbean. National Treasure. CSI. Top Gun. Beverly Hills Cop. Flashdance. The Amazing Race. Uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer's career-spanning work over 40 years has made him one of the most legendary producers in Hollywood, and now his incredible legacy is being immortalized in a new, visually-arresting coffee-table book: Jerry Bruckheimer - When Lightning Strikes: Four Decades of Filmmaking.
Pics: Uber-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's Personal Shots from the 'Pirates' Set
With a foreward by Bruckheimer's frequent creative collaborator Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer - When Lightning Strikes: Four Decades of Filmmaking commemorates the uber-producer's entire career so far, from his early years in advertising, all the way through to his most recent blockbusters, with inside stories behind the projects written by Bruckheimer's VP of Publicity, Michael Singer, who has worked beside the producer in deserts, on tropical islands, and at every conceivable filming location in between.
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Title: Last Vegas Director: Jon Turteltaub (‘National Treasure,’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice‘) Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline Continuously maintaining a certain image and personality that people have grown to expect from you can be a difficult challenge for many people. Legendary award-winning actors Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline have long garnered fans for their personable, authentic portrayals of whatever type of role they have taken on during their careers, and these genuine performances are what audiences have come to rightfully expect from them. This expectation of giving another brilliant performance is perfectly exemplified in director Jon Turteltaub’s new comedy, ‘Last [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Another great week for the streaming services with some good watches from this year, last year, the year before and about ten or twenty years back. I struggle to believe we can keep up this kind of momentum and variety until Christmas but we will see what happens. At the moment this column is just a pleasure to write due to the variety of stuff available.
One thing that has amazed me this week is how a worthy and quite brilliant drama like Disconnect can just squeak out on to streaming with so little fanfare. Have things really changed that much? Is relevant, timely cinema worthy of discussion made independently really such an off-putting thing to studios and distributors? A few years back when the Mubi service was introduced on the PlayStation Network, it threatened to give us free and pay per view independent cinema that you couldn’t see anywhere else. »
- Chris Holt
In "Last Vegas," a group of best friends get together to celebrate the impending nuptials of one of the dudes. An age-old story, right, and one that we've seen a few times over the past few years, mostly in bawdy R-rated comedies like "The Hangover" trilogy. The twist with "Last Vegas," of course, is that all of these dudes are, well, much older.
Instead of nubile, CW-approved stars, the movie is stocked with five seasoned Oscar winners -- Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, and Mary Steenburgen. The actors are clearly having a ball, and the movie is just as fun to watch, full of nifty little gags and a kind of warm-hearted optimism. Unlike "The Hangover" movies, there isn't a nasty bone in this movie's body.
- Drew Taylor
Could this be Castle's favorite case ever? The "Get a Clue" episode of "Castle" brings shades of "Indiana Jones," "The Da Vinci Code" and "National Treasure" to a New York murder. Is there a buried treasure? A vast conspiracy?
Find out in this recap.
Discord in the house of Pi
But before Castle can have his treasure-hunting fun, he has to deal with the unpleasantness of his daughter and her fruitarian beau.
Alexis and Pi have moved in together and are happily living the Bohemian lifestyle, dumpster-diving for furniture and chasing bees for profit. Of course, Castle isn't too happy about the fact that his daughter has moved in with an idiot.
Too bad for Castle that this is half about Alexis feeling the need to punish her dad for diving into an engagement with Beckett. Because Castle didn't wholeheartedly approve of Pi (and seriously, who would?), Alexis has now »
This week’s episode of Castle wasn’t an invaluable bag of half-dimes, but it wasn’t a sack of coal either.
I open with that distinction because it seems as if all-day Monday, ever since the episode aired in Canada, I was tweeted at about how “crappy,” “Jump the Shark”-caliber and “ham-handed” this week’s episode would be. As such, despite the best efforts, a person goes into a viewing experience with certain (in this case, negative) expectations.
“Get a Clue,” at least with its Case of the Week, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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