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Over 50 screenplays for Sony films have leaked online just three days after studio chief Michael Lynton‘s email inbox was uploaded to file sharing sites, according to media reports.
Also Read: Sony Hack: Hollywood Studios Rebuff MPAA Request to Publicly Support Sony
Reps for Sony have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment.
Read the full list of leaked scripts:
“Hotel Transylvania 2″ [Third draft]
“The Black Phantom”
- Matt Donnelly
Thompson, who is the only person to have received an Academy Award for both acting and screenwriting, commented: “It is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”
Thompson’s portrayal of Margaret Schlegel in the Merchant Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s “Howards End” in 1992 netted her a BAFTA Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She earned »
- Leo Barraclough
We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.
The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.
Here’s the full release.
- Paul Heath
After 200 episodes, “Supernatural,” which bowed in 2005, has been to hell and back (several times), with a few sojourns to heaven, purgatory, Oz, the past, the post-apocalyptic future and even our world along the way. The show weathered the conversion from The WB to The CW, survived the 2007-08 writers’ strike, and transitioned through several showrunners — and there’s no end in sight. Here, the stars and creative team chart the unlikely journey of the “little show that could.”
Eric Kripke (Creator): For me, the core notion behind “Supernatural” was to make a series about urban legends. I think they’re this incredibly rich mythology about the United States, and no one had really tapped into that, so when I started as a writer, one of the first ideas I ever pitched was an urban legend show.
A couple years later I tried to pitch, basically, a “Scooby Doo” rip »
- Laura Prudom
I Tumblr For You; The Kids Aren’t Alright in Reitman’s Latest
Parents and their burgeoning teenagers battle their insecurities and repressed sexuality amidst ever present technology in an otherwise hushed community in a tightly woven all-American town. Sound familiar? On the surface, Jason Reitman’s latest effort Men, Women & Children is trying so very much to be American Beauty. There’s the hyper-sexualized cheerleaders, the stifled paternal figures and their mentally or morally absent partners, who all crash into their own devastating denouements. Unfortunately, despite his effort to create a modified updated retelling of Sam Mendes’ masterpiece for the plugged-in age, Reitman’s film is ersatz, and instantly forgotten.
Via Emma Thompson’s voiceover (which was used to far better effect in the underrated Stranger than Fiction), the audience is introduced to the close-knit residents of a Texan town. There’s the sexually frustrated married couple Don (Adam Sandler »
- Leora Heilbronn
Why Watch? If you want to mine this short film for its most profound nugget, you’ll find a question of what it’s like to live in a completely transparent society, one where your deepest shames and desires aren’t secret. How do you live when your inner world is made public? If you don’t want to look that deep, you can still revel in Nick Offerman playing a trickster god narrator who tries his best to send bullets flying in a stereotypical Western saloon. Marked by poetic voice over, it’s also fantastically funny. Written by Kevin Tenglin and given cinematic life by director Eric Kissack, The Gunfighter twists the plot conceit of Stranger Than Fiction into a commentary on genre tropes, whiskey-slinging and itchy prostitutes. Clever and thorough in its execution, everyone on the production team is game for the absurdity, showing both the love required to truly lampoon something and the wit »
- Scott Beggs
Showrunners is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of Us television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. The film, produced by Irish company Black Sheep Productions, opens exclusively at Light House Cinema Dublin on October 17th, and will be available on VOD on Volta and iTunes from October 31st. The film will feature as the closing presentation of the Stranger than Fiction documentary film festival at the Ifi in Dublin on September 28th. The film features contributions from Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Firefly), J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy), Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), Ronald D.Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time, Husbands), Jonathan Nolan (Person Of Interest), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Robert & Michelle King (The Good Wife), J.H. Wyman (Fringe, Almost Human), Hart Hanson (Bones), Steven. »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
"Based on a true story." "Based on actual events." What does that even mean anymore? Really, what did it ever mean? So many films make that claim with absolutely no merit what so ever. It has been hard to tell whether or not there was actually an incident at all.
That being said, there are lots of films that actually come from history. Sometime real life is more disturbing than the fiction it creates.
I want to take a look at some of the most interesting cases and the films they helped inspire. Yes, spoilers abound. In the end, I’d like you be the judge on whether truth is more horrifying than fiction…
The post Truth is Stranger Than Fiction – A Look at 15 True Cases & the Films Inspired By Them appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Why Watch? Imbued with Eternal Sunshine‘s DNA, this fantastic short film from Paul Trillo makes repetition interesting and vibrant by framing a single, unimportant man on an unimportant day faced with unlimited possibilities Gorgeously dynamic visuals are to be expected from Trillo (see his previous work Salience), but not only do we get abstractions like an Escherian tea pot eternally pouring into a never-spilling cup, we also get to see the banal made fresh. Sometimes that’s through the subtlety of fingernail polish colors shifting, sometimes from a television smashing to the sidewalk. There’s also a hint of Stranger Than Fiction here, as the narrator for A Truncated Story of Infinity discusses his generic subject with dry witticism and flatly offered profundity. It’s the blend of those sweeping, plain as day observations and the beautiful photography of common paradoxes that makes this short film a wondrous delight. What »
- Scott Beggs
Once a month, RollingStone.com will shine a spotlight on a forgotten, neglected, overshadowed, underappreciated and/or critically maligned film that we love in a new series we're calling "Be Kind, Rewind." Our inaugural movie: Step Brothers.
When you're a kid, adults are great at telling you what happens when you grow up. You get a job, you find a partner, you make a home — simple. What no one ever addresses is how much that all sounds like a bunch of bullshit. Compared to, say, doing karate in the garage, »
Will Ferrell turns 47 today, and now's a good time to announce that he's enjoying a phenomenal career. He was a valuable "SNL" cast member during his entire seven-year run, his movie career is endlessly successful, and he's the reason we have Funny Or Die. Oh, and he was a Broadway star for a second. He's doing well. That brings me to today's topic: What's the most underrated moment in Ferrell's career? You might say that his role in "Stranger Than Fiction" deserves another look. Perhaps you think he was spot-on as Bob Woodward in the bizarre pseudo-gem "Dick." But today I'm advocating for a Will Ferrell movie that represents a bygone part of his career -- his "SNL" streak as really, really dorky characters. The movie? Is "Superstar." In this box office dud from '99, Ferrell plays Molly Shannon's Catholic school crush. He's cool to her and hilariously weird to us. »
- Louis Virtel
That’d be American hero Ari Voukydis, a comedian and veteran improv teacher who found himself a distant second going into Final Jeopardy on Thursday’s episode. The clue category: “Science & Industry.” The answer: “In 1891, this European said, ‘Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your Congresses.’”
The correct question? That’d be “Who is Alfred Nobel?”—the Swedish armaments manufacturer who invented dynamite, then was inspired to create the Nobel Prize (for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace) after reading his own obituary. (Truth: Stranger than fiction!) Unfortunately, none of the smartypantses playing »
- Hillary Busis
Over the course of their careers, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson have found success in different cinematic fields. Brosnan has garnered fans from his roles on the television series Remington Steele and from his turn as the iconic spy James Bond, while Thompson is known for her roles in movies such as The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility, and Stranger Than Fiction. Fans of both performers were intrigued to learn that they would be starring opposite each other in their next project. Titled The Love Punch, the film is written and directed by Joel Hopkins, and Thompson and Brosnan star alongside Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, and Celia Imrie. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: First Showing)
- Deepayan Sengupta
Interview Simon Brew 16 Apr 2014 - 06:23
At the press junket for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, held in London last week, we started by chatting to the thoroughly lovely and amazingly calm director of the film, Marc Webb (you can read that interview here). In fact, so calm and warm was Webb, that it seemed a logical place to start when talking to the two men behind the scenes guiding the Spider-Man movie universe - producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
I've just come to you from interviewing Marc Webb, and I don't think I've ever interviewed a more relaxed film director! Does he ever get angry?
Matt: He's dangerous, dangerous!
He seems the calmest, quietest person. Just reassure me that he has a rage moment in there somewhere? »
“The best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot.”
“I don’t mind being called a male chauvinist pig as long as I’m the No. 1 male chauvinist pig.”
Sound like things Ron Burgundy might say? Close. Those were the choice quips of Bobby Riggs, the 1970s tennis hustler who baited top women pros into a series of lucrative “Battle of the Sexes” matches. In 1973, he famously lost to Billie Jean King in straight sets during a carnival-stunt spectacular that seems extremely ridiculous in hindsight but had enormous cultural implications at the time.
Riggs was undeniably a character, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Will Ferrell has tried his hand at drama multiple times, from Everything Must Go to Stranger Than Fiction. His recent sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues wasn.t supposed to be a drama, but someone at Paramount had a bright idea, and so we get the clip above. This might be an April Fool.s joke. For this reason, I hate days like today. But Yahoo Movies reports that Paramount will be releasing a No Jokes Cut of Adam McKay.s Anchorman sequel next month. And the above clip is a melodramatic example of what it will look like. This can.t be real, right? April Fool.s, right? Says McKay: "People know that Will [Ferrell] and I do many joke options for our movies, but I think what gets lost is the fact that underneath the laughs there's a very powerful drama at work. I'm just glad, with the no »
And, well, they had a point.
Except for those awards that have special categories for comedy/musical performances, like the Golden Globes or MTV Movie Awards (which also has one for Best Fight), even the most popular, highest grossing comic actors can find their Wikipedia awards and nominations pages looking a little empty.
Over the last 10 years, for example, the best actor and actress Oscars have gone to actors in dramatic or, at a push, comic-dramatic roles every time – except for 2011, when Jean Dujardin managed to buck two trends at once with a winning performance in silent romantic-comedy The Artist. No words and comedy. Nice one Jean.
But you don’t have to wait around for a decade to get lucky. As John C. Reilly »
- Lottie Oram
World War Z director Marc Forster has signed up to direct an adaptation of the recently published Red Rising. The novel by Pierce Brown sees a ‘Red’, the lowest member of society on an inhabited Mars, fight against a class system where oppression thrives. Brown has written the script himself and Joe Roth, Palak Patel and Renee Wolf are producing.
The plot doesn’t instantly grab me, as we’ve heard of many similar stories in the past, plus I’m mostly still waiting for the class struggle aboard a train that is Snowpiercer. However, I was very impressed by World War Z, which made it into my 15 favoruites of last year. Forster also gave us the fantastic Monster’S Ball and the wonderful Stranger Than Fiction. Although, in terms of action, he did also give us the bland Quantum Of Solace. Fingers crossed!
The post Marc Forster »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Though director Marc Forster won’t be returning for Paramount’s World War Z sequel, he intends to stick with the action/thriller genre for the time-being. Deadline reports that Forster is attached to helm an adaptation of the Pierce Brown novel Red Rising, which takes place on a desolate Mars and revolves around a lower-class protagonist who becomes a revolutionary and sets about upending an oppressive power. Joe Roth is set to produce, and two studios are apparently in the mix to bring the project to fruition—though neither is Paramount, as Forster and the studio didn’t exactly part on good terms following the difficult production and post-production of World War Z. Forster has always been a bit of a genre-hopper, making his action debut on the 2008 Bond film Quantum of Solace after helming lighter or more dramatic fare like Stranger Than Fiction and Finding Neverland. Sci-fi is »
- Adam Chitwood
Given that we are already over 13 years into this century, that has been plenty of time for new stars of all different varieties to establish themselves. Actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron, Cillian Murphy and even Gerard Butler have either arrived on our screens or firmly established themselves this side of 2000. But what of comedy performers?
Although historically the route taken by comedy performers has been from comic to dramatic roles (Jim Carrey goes from Ace Ventura to The Truman Show, Steve Martin goes from The Jerk to The Spanish Prisoner, Adam Sandler goes from Happy Gilmore to Punch Drunk Love, Will Ferrell goes from Anchorman to Stranger than Fiction) we are increasingly seeing actors with a background in dramatic roles showing themselves to have serious comedy chops too.
So, with a little artistic licence (we’ll allow actors who didn’t break into comedy until »
- Dave Roper
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