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‘Magnificent Seven’ Lassos $59.3M Worldwide & Record $34.7M U.S. Opening For Antoine Fuqua – Monday Final B.O.

26 September 2016 5:34 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

7th Write thru, Monday Pm:  Sony/MGM’s The Magnificent Seven counts a worldwide total to date of $59.3M with an overseas take including MGM territories at $24.6M. Stateside is riding off with $34.7M. Though $300K lighter than yesterday’s domestic estimate, all records still hold: director Antoine Fuqua’s best stateside, second best for a live-action western after Cowboys & Aliens ($36.4M) and third best for Denzel Washington after American Gangster ($43.6M) and Safe House … »

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John Travolta Reveals Young Son Ben Has Been 'Beautiful Kind of Glue' to Rebond Family After Son Jett's Death

26 September 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos John Travolta faced every parent's worst nightmare when his 16-year-old son, Jett, died unexpectedly in 2009. But five years ago another little boy joined the family, helping him, wife Kelly Preston and 16-year-old daughter Ella Bleu grow close again. "Certainly having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after tremendous loss," the 62-year-old actor said in an interview with Good Morning America while opening up about Jett, who died after he hit his head in a bathtub during a seizure while the family as on vacation in the Bahamas. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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John Travolta Reveals Young Son Ben Has Been 'Beautiful Kind of Glue' to Rebond Family After Son Jett's Death

26 September 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos John Travolta faced every parent's worst nightmare when his 16-year-old son, Jett, died unexpectedly in 2009. But five years ago another little boy joined the family, helping him, wife Kelly Preston and 16-year-old daughter Ella Bleu grow close again. "Certainly having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after tremendous loss," the 62-year-old actor said in an interview with Good Morning America while opening up about Jett, who died after he hit his head in a bathtub during a seizure while the family as on vacation in the Bahamas. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks Make a Case for Star Power

25 September 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Antoine Fuqua knew what it would take to get him to remake “The Magnificent Seven,” John Sturges’ 1960 classic about a band of gunslingers. The film, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 movie “The Seven Samurai,” is an oft-told story about a band of mercenaries who save a town. Its genetic code can be found in everything from “Star Wars” to “The Three Amigos.” But Fuqua knew how to give the familiar yarn a fresh spin.

In an interview with NPR, Fuqua said he turned to studio executives and told them, “Personally, what would make this an event for me to really want to make this movie is to see Denzel Washington on a horse in all black as a cowboy.'”

Of course, getting Denzel to ride into town takes a big check and often a taste of the backend. But in an era of diminishing star power, »

- Brent Lang

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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Goes Guns Blazing To The Top Of The Box Office

25 September 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After three weeks of holding down the top of the box office, Tom Hanks and “Sully” have made way for another A-list star and his latest project, saddling up a remake of a classic Western.

The Magnificent Seven” rode into cities across the country to the tune of $35 million. The film proved once again that movie stars don’t come much more bankable than Denzel Washington, who earned the third-biggest opening of his career with the flick (“American Gangster” and “Safe House” are in the first two slots).

Continue reading ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Goes Guns Blazing To The Top Of The Box Office at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Weekend Warrior 9/23/16: The Magnificent Seven, Storks

21 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

This Past Weekend:

 Yikes. What a terrible weekend we just had, not only for the new movies released but also for the Weekend Warrior’s predictions. Clint Eastwood and Tom HanksSully won its second weekend in a row with just under $22 million, but as far as the new movies, neither Lionsgate’s Blair Witch nor Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby did very well, putting the last nail in the coffin (hopefully) for sequels/remakes trying to play upon nostalgia that just isn’t there. (Good luck to the Rings movie opening next month!) Blair Witch ended up with $9.6 million to take second place and both Bridget Jones’s Baby and Oliver Stone’s Snowden ended up with around $8 million, so »

- Edward Douglas

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Denzel Washington on diversity western The Magnificent Seven: ‘Audiences like to know who they’re rooting for’

15 September 2016 8:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The veteran actor joins Chris Pratt to discuss his remake of the classic western. But why are they so keen to play down its obvious radical political subtext?

It is mid-afternoon and the Venice Lido is a ghost town baking in the sun. The film festival wound down the previous evening, and now the thoroughfare between the beach and the cinemas is deserted except for construction workers in threes and fours dismantling the decorations. The glitz has faded. The stars are gone.

Well, most of them. Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt are the last men standing in this tumbleweed town. In the street, their faces loom menacingly out of the posters for the remake of The Magnificent Seven, in which an ethnically diverse cast of outlaws and miscreants defend oppressed townsfolk from a brutal tyrant. Seated at a table in a hotel room, the actors appear somewhat less than magnificent. »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Emma Stone Wins Best Actress at Venice for La La Land as Nocturnal Animals Snags Grand Jury Prize

10 September 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Emma Stone just boosted her award prospects big time. Stone, 27, won the Volpi Cup for best actress at the 73rd Venice Film Festival for her starring role in the Hollywood-set musical La La Land, swiftly earning her a place among this award season's top contenders. She headlines an impressive day for American films, with Nocturnal Animals, the Tom Ford-directed film starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, winning the Grand Jury Prize, and Jackie, the biopic featuring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, earning the best screenplay award for writer Noah Oppenheim. In La La Land, Stone plays an aspiring actress who »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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Emma Stone Wins Best Actress at Venice for La La Land as Nocturnal Animals Snags Grand Jury Prize

10 September 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Emma Stone just boosted her award prospects big time. Stone, 27, won the Volpi Cup for best actress at the 73rd Venice Film Festival for her starring role in the Hollywood-set musical La La Land, swiftly earning her a place among this award season's top contenders. She headlines an impressive day for American films, with Nocturnal Animals, the Tom Ford-directed film starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, winning the Grand Jury Prize, and Jackie, the biopic featuring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, earning the best screenplay award for writer Noah Oppenheim. In La La Land, Stone plays an aspiring actress who »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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A Few Words about Gene Wilder and Jon Polito

4 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Gene Wilder 1933 -2016

In all likelihood, the events of this past week probably didn’t offer any more or less sadness and pain to be distributed among willing and unwilling recipients, a.k.a. all of us currently participating in the game of Life. It’s a strange, unsettling time to bear status as a citizen of the world, wherever it is in that world one happens to call home. But speaking as only one of billions buffeted about by the weirdness of a human condition in which terrorism has started to feel commonplace, and in which the policies of political campaigns are used as flimsy opportunities to stir fear, prejudice and an increasingly volatile mythology of helpless American victimization at the hands of hordes of murderous invaders, the sorrow contained in this past week crested perhaps a little higher than might have even been expected.

Gene Wilder had been »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Rip Jon Polito

2 September 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The sad news has just reached us the legendary character actor, Jon Polito has passed away at the age of 65. His cause of death is unknown at this time. You may not know his name, but you definitely know his face, having starred in countless films and t.v. shows in his long, long, Longgggg career (his IMDb credits number more than 200 credits), including The Crow, American Gangster, Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld, Highlander, Scrubs, and a lead role in the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Streets. But he is best known for his five collaborations with the Coen brothers which began with Miller’s Crossing, where he pretty much stole the show as gangster Jonny Caspar, constantly screaming about getting "the high hat". He was originally offer the role of The Dane, Caspar’s enforcer (eventually played by J.E. Freeman), but turned it down, saying he would only play Caspar. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Emma Stone Talks Working Alongside 'Buddy' Ryan Gosling as La La Land Opens the 2016 Venice Film Festival

31 August 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Venice Film Festival is officially underway - and the star power is in full swing. Emma Stone was on hand to kick off the festival with the warmly received La La Land, a romantic musical already earning early Oscar buzz. The film features an old-fashioned Hollywood love story between Stone and frequent collaborator Ryan Gosling. Stone, 27, told reporters Wednesday she was thrilled to reunite with her pal and costar after previously appearing in Crazy, Stupid, Love and American Gangster together. "It's wonderful to work with somebody you know, trust and respect so much. He's my buddy," she said of »

- Ale Russian, @russian_ale

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Emma Stone Talks Working Alongside 'Buddy' Ryan Gosling as La La Land Opens the 2016 Venice Film Festival

31 August 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Venice Film Festival is officially underway - and the star power is in full swing. Emma Stone was on hand to kick off the festival with the warmly received La La Land, a romantic musical already earning early Oscar buzz. The film features an old-fashioned Hollywood love story between Stone and frequent collaborator Ryan Gosling. Stone, 27, told reporters Wednesday she was thrilled to reunite with her pal and costar after previously appearing in Crazy, Stupid, Love and American Gangster together. "It's wonderful to work with somebody you know, trust and respect so much. He's my buddy," she said of »

- Ale Russian, @russian_ale

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Martin Scorsese’s 'The Irishman' gets China deal with Media Asia

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.

Stx Entertainment picked up international rights to the film at this year’s Cannes marche.

Written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian, the film is set to star Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Principal photography is expected to start in 2017 for tentative Us release towards the end of 2018. Zaillian’s credits include Schindler’s List, American Gangster and Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.

The deal for Chinese rights was negotiated by Media Asia general manager Fred Tsui and Stx Entertainment president of international sales, John Friedberg.

“We are as honoured as we are excited to have the opportunity to bring this prestigious project to the audience in China. The film has every indication to become a magnum opus that will go down in film history as one of the best gangster flicks ever made,” said Tsui.

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- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Media Asia snaps up Chinese rights to Scorsese’s Irishman

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.

Stx Entertainment picked up international rights to the film at this year’s Cannes marche.

Written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian, the film is set to star Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Principal photography is expected to start in 2017 for tentative Us release towards the end of 2018. Zaillian’s credits include Schindler’s List, American Gangster and Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.

The deal for Chinese rights was negotiated by Media Asia general manager Fred Tsui and Stx Entertainment president of international sales, John Friedberg.

“We are as honoured as we are excited to have the opportunity to bring this prestigious project to the audience in China. The film has every indication to become a magnum opus that will go down in film history as one of the best gangster flicks ever made,” said Tsui.

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- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Common Boarding MGM’s ‘Cooley High’ Remake

19 July 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Common has signed on to produce and star in MGM’s remake of coming-of-age drama “Cooley High” with DeVon Franklin and Tony Krantz also producing.

Seth Rosenfeld will write the script for the remake. The original film, released in 1975 by American International Pictures, was set in 1964 Chicago and focused on a pair of high school seniors who are best friends — played by Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs — during the final weeks of the school year.

Cooley High,” which had a $750,000 budget, was a major success with $13 million in domestic grosses. Tony Krantz’ father Steve Krantz was the producer with Michael Schultz directing from Eric Monte’s script.

Franklin will produce the remake through his Franklin Entertainment while Common produces under his Freedom Road Productions and Krantz through Flame Ventures. Drew Comins will executive produce for Flame Ventures along with Derek Dudley for Freedom Road.

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- Dave McNary

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Cannes: Roger Guenveur Smith’s Crime Thriller ‘Dirty’ Sells to Gravitas

17 May 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures bought all U.S. rights to crime thriller “Dirty,” starring Roger Guenveur Smith and Paul Elia, from B.A.D. Film Productions, Variety has learned exclusively.

Daniel Ringey directed the film, which marks his feature debut, from a screenplay by Benjamin J. Alexander. Chaz Bono and Adrian Gaeta also star.

Dirty” was produced by Benjamin J. Alexander, Paul Elia, Alex Ferrari and Daniel Ringey. Gravitas will release “Dirty” on July 12 on all major digital and television VOD platforms.

Smith and Elia portray two crooked police officers who find themselves relieved of more than $2 million dollars in stolen drugs and money, forcing them into a bizarre investigation to recover their ill-gotten goods and cover their tracks.

Smith starred in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation.” His credits include “Do the Right Thing,” “American Gangster,” “Summer of Sam” and “Eve’s Bayou.”

The deal was negotiated at the »

- Dave McNary

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Talking 'The Nice Guys' with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling

17 May 2016 5:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Nice Guys takes place in 1970's Los Angeles, when down on his luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power. We spoke to both Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling about their new film, working with each other, playing comedic roles, if Ryan would ever do a super hero movie or a sequel to Drive, and his new project the untitled Blade Runner Project.

Russell I heard that you were about to turn down the role until Ryan stepped in, what was it about Ryan that made you want to work on it?

Russell Crowe: We share a few people in our professional lives and I »

- Fernando Esquivel

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‘The Night Of’ Teaser Trailer: Screenwriter Steven Zaillian Is Finally Directing Again

18 April 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

HBO’s The Night Of represents screenwriter Steven Zaillian‘s return to the director’s chair. Zaillian hasn’t shot a feature film since All the King’s Men, and although that 2006 remake is a notable misfire, his directional debut, Searching for Bobby Fischer, is reason enough to want to see him direct again. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter responsible for Schindler’s List and American Gangster is, thankfully, back […]

The post ‘The Night Of’ Teaser Trailer: Screenwriter Steven Zaillian Is Finally Directing Again appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Takes Lead In ‘The Yard’ Pilot For Bet

18 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Anika Noni Rose, soon to be seen as Kizzy on the History Channel’s Roots remake, will play the lead in Bet's 2-hour scripted pilot The Yard. She stars, with Peyton Alex Smith, as Eva, the newly elected President of the fictional college Georgia A&M. Upon her arrival, Eva finds a bold, brazen and diverse freshman class that promises to keep her hands full. The cast includes Ruben Santiago-Hudson (BillionsAmerican Gangster), Sean Blakemore (General Hospital)… »

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