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17 items from 2014

New writer hired for King Kong origin film, Skull Island

31 October 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Gatins boards the King Kong origin film, Skull Island, that's set to be headlined by Tom Hiddleston...

Legendary Pictures continues to make progress on its King Kong origin story movie, Skull Island. It announced earlier this year that it's earmarked the movie for a November 4th 2016 release date, and since then, it's apppointed Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the film. If you've not had a chance to see Vogt-Roberts' last movie, The Kings Of Summer, then we can't recommend it enough.

But back to Skull Island. Max Borenstein, who penned the recent Godzilla movie, had worked on the last draft of the screenplay. But Deadline is now reporting that John Gatins has been hired to take a pass at it.

Gatins worked on the screenplays for films such as Coach Carter, Real Steel and Need For Speed, and then picked up an Oscar nomination for writing Flight. He'll presumably be »

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'Skull Island' Brings on 'Need for Speed' Writer John Gatins

30 October 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one month after star Tom Hiddleston and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts boarded Legendary's Skull Island, Flight screenwriter John Gatins has been hired to rewrite the script.

The project was first announced during Legendary Pictures' Comic Con panel, with Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Seventh Son) writing the initial script the script for this King Kong prequel that explores the creature's home island.

Here's how Legendary officially described the project in their official Comic Con announcement.

"Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions."

John Gatins received his first Oscar nomination for writing the Flight screenplay. His other writing credits include Coach Carter, Real Steel and this year's Need for Speed.

Skull Island comes to theaters November 4th, 2016 and stars Tom Hiddleston. The »

- MovieWeb

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Suge Knight Shot at Pre-VMAs Party

24 August 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight was shot multiple times early Sunday morning, TMZ reports. Though they will not release the victim's name, the L.A. Sheriff's Department confirms to People that at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a shooting took place at 1Oak nightclub, where two men and a woman were injured. "They were transported to local hospitals and they are expected to recover," the department said in a statement. The shooter is still unknown, and the sheriff's office continues its investigation. According to TMZ's sources, Knight was shot six times, in the stomach and arm and elsewhere, at the West Hollywood »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Film Review: ‘When the Game Stands Tall’

20 August 2014 10:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The religion of high-school football commingles with plain old-fashioned religion in “When the Game Stands Tall,” an inspirational sports drama (from Sony’s in-house, faith-based label Affirm Films) that goes long on rectitudinous sermonizing but comes up short on gridiron thrills or genuine love for the game. Save for a couple of fine performances relegated to the sidelines, no one really brings their “A” game to this lazily executed late-summer programmer a “Friday Night Lights” for the Sunday School crowd graced by little of the storytelling craft and skillful emotional manipulation that have distinguished the recent wave of superior Disney sports pics. After an opening weekend that may see a bump from church group sales, expect “Game” to do most of its rushing and passing on home screens.

Like most entries in this particular genre, “When the Game Stands Tall” traffics in the usual tropes of scrappy heroes and come-from-behind victories — except that, »

- Scott Foundas

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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ Review: More Shapeless — and Pointless — Than a Deflated Football

20 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Here's an entirely fair-to-reveal, non-spoilery spoiler for the new football hagiography “When the Game Stands Tall”: It's a crypto-Christian movie. Like “Mom's Night Out,” there's no mention of “When the Game“‘s faith-iness in the trailer or other mainstream promotional material, so the studio is gambling that audiences won't feel deceived that a sermon has been Trojan-Horsed into their earnestly inspirational sports drama, and that those unsuspecting viewers might even appreciate the film's obvious love of God and game. If only there was much else to appreciate about “Coach Carter” and “Save the Last Dance” director Thomas Carter‘s shapeless, »

- Inkoo Kang

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Director Thomas Carter Discusses When The Game Stands Tall, Studio Interference, Deleted Scenes and Choreography

20 August 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Filmmaker Thomas Carter has a penchant for sports-related entertainment. As an actor, early in his career, he starred on the basketball-centric TV show The White Shadow. He segued from actor to director on the show for its final season – and since then he has directed a number of television programs from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice. He returned to the high school basketball film-genre with the Samuel L Jackson headlining Coach Carter – and this Friday, he shifts sports to high-school football with the release of When The Game Stands Tall. In talking with Carter though, he is quick to point out that it isn’t necessarily sports that drew him to these films, but the choreography inherent in such activities (Carter also directed the dance-centric films Swing Kids and Save the Last Dance). In the following interview with Carter, the candid filmmaker discusses his love for choreography, the differences in shooting a basketball vs. »

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Cs Video: The Cast of When the Game Stands Tall

20 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Although the De La Salle High School Spartans may have made a name for themselves thanks to their incredible 151-game winning streak, this Friday's When the Game Stands Tall aims to prove that there's a lot more than goes into becoming a winning team than just scoring points. Jim Caviezel stars as coach Bob Ladoucer in the true football story directed by Thomas Carter (Coach Carter, Save the Last Dance). »

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Channing Tatum Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Jump Street' Star

13 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

With hit after hit, it didn't take long for Channing Tatum to become an international star.

After breaking out in 2006's "Step Up," one of the actor's very first roles, Tatum has gone from one starring role to the next, not only proving his versatility but also that he can pack a theater. In the past couple years, the actor has written and starred in the semi-biographical "Magic Mike" and the hit summer comedy "21 Jump Street." This summer, Tatum and Jonah Hill are back on the force and headed to college in "22 Jump Street."

From his weird connection to Ricky Martin to his awesome soda commercials, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Channing Tatum.

1. Tatum was born April 26, 1980 in Cullman, Alabama to Kay Faust, an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, a construction worker.

2. Although he was born in Alabama, Tatum grew up in Mississippi and later spent his teenage years in Tampa, »

- Jonny Black

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Win Franklin and Bash Season 2 on DVD

25 April 2014 4:37 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of  Franklin and Bash Season 2 on DVD 28th April, we’ve been given 5 copies of the TV show to give away.

The boys are back to rip the law a new one in the hit buddy legal drama Franklin & Bash: The Complete Second Season,coming to DVD on April 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Breckin Meyer (Clueless, Road Trip) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TV’s “NYPD Blue” & “Saved by the Bell”) return as Jared Franklin and Peter Bash, two streetwise lawyers and lifelong friends who cause a seismic culture clash when they join the button-down law firm of Ineld-Daniels, presided over by the eccentric Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange, Easy A). In season two, the stakes are raised as Jared and Peter face a number of truly daunting tasks to ensure partner status at Infeld-Daniels and discover the real reason Infeld hired them.

Co-starring Reed Diamond »

- Competitions

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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

20 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »

- Gary Susman

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Trailer for Inspirational Sports Film When The Game Stands Tall

11 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It seems like it's been awhile since I've seen one of those inspirational sports movies that is based on a true story. I've always been a fan of them, and there's a new one coming out called When The Game Stands Tall. It's based on the the longest winning streak in sports history, and what happened when it ended. We have a trailer for the film to share with you today, and it looks like a really good movie! 

Northern California's De La Salle High School's football team went 12 years and 151 games without losing a game. The story revolves around on the lives of the football players, coaches, and their families after the streak ended.

The movie was directed by Thomas Carter (Coach Carter), and it has a solid ensemble cast that features Jim CaviezelLaura DernMichael Chiklis, and Alexander Ludwig. Sony Pictures will release the movie on August 22nd. »

- Joey Paur

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When The Game Stands Tall Trailer Stars Jim Caviezel And Michael Chiklis

11 April 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

While America’s favorite annual pastime, baseball, is just beginning the 2014 season, the studios are making sure the game of football is not far from the minds of moviegoers.

The NFL based movie Draft Day opens this weekend in theaters and when the Friday Night Lights of High School football ramps up in the dog days of Summer, Sony Pictures will be releasing the new sports drama When The Game Stands Tall on August 22nd.

Inspired by a true story, When The Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

From the director of Coach Carter, Thomas Carter’s film also features Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, and Laura Dern.

Written by Scott Marshall Smith and David Zelon, »

- Michelle McCue

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Jim Caviezel Coaches Football in 'When the Game Stands Tall' Trailer

11 April 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Just in time to be couple with Kevin Costner's return to sports drama in Draft Day this weekend, we have the trailer for When the Game Stands Tall, a typical underdog sports drama inspired by a true story. In this one, Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, "Person of Interest") coaches an unknown high school football team and leads them to an unprecedented winning streak. But the unique angle comes from the fact that the story seems to really begin after the winning streak is over. Still, it looks like exactly what you would expect from a film like this, and it's a wonder we haven't seen a whole film parodying the cliches of these kind of cliche sports dramas. Anyway, plenty of football fans will probably still like this one. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Thomas Carter's When the Game Stands Tall, originally from Yahoo: When »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Trailer for When The Game Stands Tall Starring Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, and Alexander Ludwig

10 April 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Apparently it’s the night for inspirational movie trailers, as Sony Pictures has now released the first trailer for director Thomas Carter’s (Coach Carter) sports drama When the Game Stands Tall.  The film tells the true story of the longest winning streak for any American sport, held by the football team of De La Salle High School.  However, instead of focusing on their rise to glory, When the Game Stands Tall revolves around what happened when that 151-game streak was broken and how the fallout affected the team, coaches, and town.  It looks to be quite similar in tone and focus to Friday Night Lights, with an emphasis on the lives of the players and not just the game itself. Hit the jump to watch the debut When the Game Stands Tall trailer.  The film stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, and Laura DernWhen the Game Stands Tall »

- Adam Chitwood

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Brad Pitt's 'Fury' and '22 Jump Street' win Sony Pictures CinemaCon preview

27 March 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - Sony Pictures took center stage Wednesday afternoon at the 2014 CinemaCon as the Culver City based studio previewed the rest of its 2014 slate.  Unlike earlier studio presentations, Sony discussed each released briefly before playing one long feature with previews of all their new films.  There were two pictures that stood out above all the rest: Chris Miller and Phil Lord's "22 Jump Street" and David Ayers' World War II thriller "Fury." "22 Jump Street" is, of course, the sequel to the hit comedy "21 Jump Street" and Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back as mismatched undercover partners Schmidt and Jenko respectively.  The film's early trailers have teased that Lord and Miller (who are coming off "The Lego Movie") haven't lost a step, but the footage Sony played today?  No joke, "22" has a chance to be better than the original. You probably already know that Schmidt and Jenko are now heading to college, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Extended Super Bowl TV Spot for Need for Speed

2 February 2014 3:59 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Little more than a month separates us from Aaron Paul’s return, and those missing their dose of seeing Jesse Pinkman on the small screen should take comfort in the fact that what we’ve seen of Paul in DreamWorks’ upcoming Need for Speed has looked awesome.

The first trailer launched back in September, sweeping aside any concerns you might have had about how good a Need for Speed adaptation would be. That was soon followed up by a new trailer towards the end of the year, and now the studio has launched the latest footage from the upcoming blockbuster at the Super Bowl to great effect.

An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, “Need for Speed” taps into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing.

The story chronicles »

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Aaron Paul Promises Adrenaline-Fuelled Action in New Featurette for Need for Speed

8 January 2014 1:18 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Up until just a few months ago, you might have questioned how well a Need for Speed movie would work. But when the first trailer hit, very much earning its place as one of our top 25 trailers of 2013, I think it went a long way to persuade people this was going to be something worth watching.

Aaron Paul makes his anticipated return to feature territory following the conclusion of Breaking Bad last year. And in this new featurette for the blockbuster adaptation, via Yahoo Movies, he promises two hours of adrenaline-pumping madness.

An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, “Need for Speed” taps into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing.

The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time—one that begins as a mission for revenge, but »

- Kenji Lloyd

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