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Keiynan Lonsdale on the Dance Academy movie and diversity in Aussie TV

3 July 2016 5:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Keiynan Lonsdale in WB's The Flash.

Young Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale started dancing when he was four years old..

After an episode of All Saints as a teenager and a stint performing in Fame the musical after high school, he landed an audition for the gig that was to be his big break: the second season of the ABC's unlikely international hit, Dance Academy.

"It was a good transition for me to go from dancing to acting, because I knew from Fame that I didn't want to be a dancer anymore. I wanted to focus on acting and music.".

The series provided his first real screen role ("I'd had one-liners before, [and] I was an extra a lot") then wrapped up for good after three seasons when Lonsdale was just 20.

As is now the norm, many of the young cast hotfooted it straight to La.

"When we were finishing season three, »

- Harry Windsor

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We Have a Feeling This Life-Size Liam Hemsworth Doll Would Scare Even Miley Cyrus

16 June 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

For anyone out there who's always wanted to remake Lars and the Real Girl using an adult-sized, anatomically correct Liam Hemsworth doll, your time has finally come. When the Independence Day: Resurgence actor appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, he debuted an infomercial for the doll (don't worry, it was really just himself staying very still), which has "the most lifelike latex skin available in the Us" and "a perma-moist mouth." Although it's warm to the touch, pliable, and "easy to hose off," Liam warns that it's intended only for "nonerotic purposes." As long as Miley Cyrus is cool with it, we'll take six. Watch his hilarious (and creepy) appearance above! »

- Quinn Keaney

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Craig Gillespie Signs on for "I, Tonya" Starring Margot Robbie

15 June 2016 6:13 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Variety reports that director Craig Gillespie has signed on to direct actress Margot Robbie in the upcoming biopic, "I, Tonya", based on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Clubhouse Pictures' Bryan Unkeless is producing along with Robbie through her banner, LuckyChap Entertainment. Screenwriter Steven Rogers is writing the script and is also on board as a producer. Gillespie's film credits include "Lars And The Real Girl", "Fright Night", "Million Dollar Arm", and this year's "The Finest Hours."

The premise for the film reads:

"Harding rose as one of the world’s top figure skaters after she became the first woman to complete the triple axel move in major competitions, eventually leading her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding’s stay at the top would not last long, however, as jealously led her to conspire to have her main competition, Nancy Kerrigan, injured prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics."

Robbie will next be seen in Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Legend Of Tarzan", starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz. In August, Robbie will play the villainess Harley Quinn in director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad", starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis.

Source: Variety »

- J.B. Casas

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Margot Robbie will play Tonya Harding in new biopic ‘I, Tonya’

14 June 2016 10:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours) is set to direct Margot Robbie in a biopic of Tonya Harding, which is being referred to as I, Tonya.

Variety reports that the film will focus on Harding, ‘one of the world’s top figure skaters who became the first woman to complete the triple axel move in major competitions, eventually leading her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding’s stay at the top would not last long, however, as jealously led her to conspire to have her main competition, Nancy Kerrigan, injured prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics.’

Steven Rogers is writing the screenplay for the film.

Margot Robbie will next be seen in The Legend Of Tarzan and then Warner Bros. and DC’s Suicide Squad in August. She has also just joined the cast of Goodbye Christopher Robin playing the wife of A.A. Milne.

No word on when I, Tonya will head into production, but we’ll assume that Robbie will tackle the A.A. Milne biopic first.

More as we get it.

The post Margot Robbie will play Tonya Harding in new biopic ‘I, Tonya’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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I, Tonya: Craig Gillespie To Direct Margot Robbie Vehicle

14 June 2016 9:27 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Craig Gillespie joins the production team of I, Tonya. The Lars and the Real Girl and Fright Night director will direct the planned Tonya Harding biopic, which will feature Margot Robbie in the lead role. In addition to starring in the film, Robbie will help produce it through her company LuckyChap Entertainment with Bryan Unkeless […] »

- Reggie Peralta

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Robbie, Gillespie Set For Tonya Harding Film

14 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Craig Gillespie ("Lars and the Real Girl") is on board to direct the Tonya Harding biopic "I, Tonya" for Clubhouse Pictures and LuckyChap Entertainment.

Steven Rogers is penning the script and Margot Robbie is attached to play Harding. She was one of the world's top figure skaters who, due to jealously, conspired to have her main rival Nancy Kerrigan injured prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Kerrigan would go on to compete at the Olympics, winning the silver medal while Harding ended up in eighth place. Robbie, Rogers and Bryan Unkeless will produce.

The news comes as it was also confirmed today Robbie is set to star with Domhnall Gleeson in the Fox Searchlight biopic "Goodbye Christopher Robin" about "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A. Milne.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Craig Gillespie to Direct Tonya Harding Biopic Starring Margot Robbie (Exclusive)

14 June 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Craig Gillespie is on board to direct “I, Tonya,” the biopic about Tonya Harding with Margot Robbie attached to play the disgraced figure skater.

The film is being produced by Bryan Unkeless and his Clubhouse Pictures. Robbie is also involved in producing through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Steven Rogers is penning the script and is also producing.

Harding rose as one of the world’s top figure skaters after she became the first woman to complete the triple axel move in major competitions, eventually leading her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding’s stay at the top would not last long, however, as jealously led her to conspire to have her main competition, Nancy Kerrigan, injured prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

During a practice round at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Harding’s husband, Jeff Gillooly, and a group of thugs attacked Kerrigan after her training session, attempting to break her leg. The plan failed, as the men were arrested and Kerrigan only sustained a bruised knee. During Gillooly’s interrogation, he explained how it was his wife’s idea all along.

Kerrigan would go on to compete at the Olympics, winning the silver medal while Harding ended up in eighth place. Following the Olympics, Harding would admit to the conspiracy and, while she never served any jail time, the Usfsa stripped Harding of her 1994 championship title and banned her for life.

The story has never been turned into a movie, but in a recent “30 for 30” piece for Espn, Harding told her side of the story and spurred an interest in the subject. With Robbie and Gillespie now attached to the spec, plenty of suitors are sure to head for the project in the coming weeks.

UTA and CAA are repping the film.

Though Robbie is set to star in two of the summer’s biggest tentpoles — “Legend of Tarzan” and “Suicide Squad” — she has begun to choose roles that are less blockbuster-based. Besides “I, Tonya,” Robbie is also set to star in the Fox Searchlight biopic “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” where she will play the wife of author A.A. Milne, who created “Winnie the Pooh.”

Gillespie broke out with “Lars and the Real Girl.” Other past credits for Gillespie include “Million Dollar Arm” and “The Finest Hours.”

He is repped by UTA and Management 360.

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- Justin Kroll

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Pawno writer and director team for Lars and the Real Girl-esque feature Allergy

4 May 2016 9:53 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Damian Hill and Paul Ireland.

Australian indie feature Pawno has been in Australian cinemas for over two weeks, screening on over 20 screens..

Pawno.is the first feature to be distributed by the new.production and distribution.company Mind Blowing World, which was formed by Mitu Bhowmick Lange and John Molloy,.and is the sister company of Mind Blowing Films.

"They bring a lot of Indian films into Australia and distribute them across the country, but this is the first English-speaking Australian film they've done", Pawno director Paul Ireland told If.

"They've really embraced it, and they're passionate about it."

With a theatrically released feature under their belt, Ireland and the film's screenwriter-star Damian Hill are pitching their next feature to Screen Australia.

Another romance, the new film is called Allergy, and is set on a fictional Australian island.

"This outsider comes to this parochial little island that runs at its own pace, »

- Harry Windsor

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Newish Viewing: Concussion, Hateful 8, and Reader Poll

29 March 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's what's new or newish for home viewing over the past two weeks for DVDs, BluRays, or Streaming. Now you can...

• see if the Pinkett-Smiths had any reason to be upset about the lack of Oscar interest in  Concussion (hint: no)

• stab your eyes out while watching Daddy's Home 

• find out if The Hateful Eight is Tarantino's worst (hint: yes)

• discover the stuff they left out of Pt 1 in order to make another billion with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 2

• watch Juliet Stevenson be Mother Teresa in The Letters

• endure yet another Paranormal Activity movie because they will never stop making those

• use Point Break (2015)  discs for coasters because who needs a remake when Point Break (1991) is still such a knockout?!

Reader's Choice Streaming

We kicked off the biweekly reader's choice series with Gattaca (1997) and Cruel Intentions (1999). Time for another on Wednesday April 6th only I'm forcing a move away from »

- NATHANIEL R

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All the TV Shows and Movies Hitting Hulu in April

22 March 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix and HBO Now aren't the only places to see great shows and movies in April! Hulu has so many titles coming, including the season finales for a bunch of your favorite shows. Ferris Bueller's Day Off and My Best Friend's Wedding will also be available, among several other vintage films. Check out the full list below, and get a load of Netflix and HBO Go's new picks, too! Available April 1 Shades of Blue, season one finale You, Me & the Apocalypse, season one finale Barbershop, complete season one Alfie American Loser Amistad And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! Arctic Tale The Arrival Away From Her Bad Boys II Bananas Basic Instinct 2 The Bear Bloodsucking Bastards Brighton Rock Carlos Chelsea Walls Cinema Paradiso Count Yorga, Vampire Cube Cube 2: Hypercube Cube Zero Dead Heat Dead Man The Dead Zone Death Wish Deuces Wild Donnie Brasco Dr. T. and the »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Deadpool reigns, Maggie Smith pulls them in, three Aussie directors struggle

6 March 2016 2:58 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Maggie Smith in The Lady in the Van.

Deadpool remains on top at the Australian box office after four weeks, ringing up $2.5 million over the weekend.

The profane superhero played by Ryan Reynolds appeared on 281 screens across the country. The Fox outing has now made $37.2 million overall.

The next best, and first among debutants, was The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith as a rather different kind of hero.

The film, directed by Nicholas Hytner and based on Alan Bennett's play about the vagrant who lived in his driveway for decades, took in close to $2.2 million in its first week.

WB's How To Be Single remained steady, dropping thirty-five percent to ring up $1.3 million over the weekend. The Rebel Wilson-starring comedy has now made over $8 million in Australian cinemas.

In its second week, the Coens' Hail, Caesar! dropped forty-seven percent to rake in $673,896, for a cume of close to $2.5 million. »

- Harry Windsor

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Geraldine Hakewill and David Field on surreal debut feature The Pretend One

22 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Star Geraldine Hakewill on set.

In 2010, filmmaker Tony Prescott studied directing at Aftrs, where "the education was based on making a feature, but we made short films"..

"I don't think I'm very good at making short films", Prescott told If.

In 2011 he started developing an idea for a feature that he developed over five years - and forty drafts - with fellow Aftrs student James Raue (whose own first film, Psychoanalysis, is currently touring festivals).

The Pretend One is about a young woman (Wanted's Geraldine Hakewill) and her imaginary friend (Michael Whalley).

Their relationship becomes complicated when a suitor comes to town and Whalley's character becomes jealous.

Talking to people about the kind of Australian film he wanted to make, Prescott "struggled to find a reference".

"One of the closest I could think of was Paperback Romance. [Generally] We don't do magic and we don't do romance".

One influence the »

- Harry Windsor

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Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More

8 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There was a game last night between two teams, and one of them took home a trophy, but the real winners of Super Bowl Sunday were the advertisers, whose various multi-million dollar campaigns arguably dominated the social media sphere more than the sports match. And as per usual, the campaigns were expensive, and star-studded. Read More: Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, And Bill Hader Team For Space Comedy 'The Something' Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, Kevin Hart, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and more all cashed some likely decent sized checks to put their faces to everything from beer to Apartments.com, and we've gathered them all below. And oh yeah, that Audi commercial featuring David Bowie's "Starman"? It was directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "The Finest Hours") so we've included that below to. Watch 'em all, and let us know your favorites in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More

8 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There was a game last night between two teams, and one of them took home a trophy, but the real winners of Super Bowl Sunday were the advertisers, whose various multi-million dollar campaigns arguably dominated the social media sphere more than the sports match. And as per usual, the campaigns were expensive, and star-studded. Read More: Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, And Bill Hader Team For Space Comedy 'The Something' Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, Kevin Hart, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and more all cashed some likely decent sized checks to put their faces to everything from beer to Apartments.com, and we've gathered them all below. And oh yeah, that Audi commercial featuring David Bowie's "Starman"? It was directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "The Finest Hours") so we've included that below to. Watch 'em all, and let us know your favorites in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Here Is Every Ryan Gosling Makeout Scene Responsible For Your Sexual Awakening

1 February 2016 2:31 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When it comes to making out on the big screen, Ryan Gosling is a total pro. The La La Land actor has been swapping spit with Hollywood's hottest ladies for over a decade now, and his movie makeout scenes have only gotten more drool-worthy with age. From Gosling's iconic kisses with Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams to a sad smooch with a doll (shout-out to you, Lars and the Real Girl), relive every sweaty, rainy, tender, jealousy-inducing kiss that made you fall in love with him. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Screenplay Categories: Gender by the Numbers

28 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here. Much of the conversation following the nominations has deservedly been about the way this year’s nominees function in many ways as a litmus test for the larger pitfalls of the Academy and the industry at large. Take the screenplay categories. As Phyllis Nagy urged us, we should be celebrating the fact that four female screenwriters were nominated for four different films. It sounds like a cause worth celebrating until you realize a total of twenty screenwriters were cited overall. You have to admit, those are appalling (if yes, unsurprising) numbers. Actually, in the past ten years, only 17 out of 156 nominated screenwriters have been women. Three quick stats about this year's categories and how they may show we might be turning a corner.

01 The last time we had two female nominees in the Best Original Screenplay category was in 2011 when Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo earned a nomination for their Bridesmaids script. »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Film Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

18 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Finest Hours” tells the story of a little-known yet fairly incredible 1950s rescue mission, in which a four-man band of Coast Guard troops went above and beyond the call of duty, steering out into impossible sea conditions in the dead of night to reach a crippled oil tanker. So perhaps the worst one could say about Craig Gillespie’s film is that, rather than their finest hours, the whole cast and crew all put in a solid shift at the office making the movie, producing a perfectly entertaining, sometimes quite well-crafted disaster drama that nonetheless retreats from the memory almost as soon as the credits roll. The disappointing returns for Ron Howard’s recent seafaring saga “In the Heart of the Sea” should give the producers pause, but the film certainly offers enough to provide a modest-sized audience with some respite from the horrors of the January multiplex.

Like “The Perfect Storm, »

- Andrew Barker

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Watch: Disney's 'The Finest Hours' Featurette Offers Glimpses of Peril and Redemption

7 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Lars and the Real Girl" and "Million Dollar Arm" director Craig Gillespie discusses the trials and tribulations of Disney's latest maritime disaster thriller, "The Finest Hours" in the Disney's latest featurette (see below). Starring Chris Pine—who could use a hit away from the "Star Trek" universe—Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben FosterHolliday Grainger and John Ortiz, "The Finest Hours" relives the perilous rescue mission led by the U.S. Coast Guard to save the lives of First Assistant Ray Sybert's (Casey Affleck) 30 sailors, stranded aboard a T-2 oil tanker, the SS Pendleton, bound for Boston during one of the worst Northeastern storms ever recorded in U.S. history. Despite the odds, four brave men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out to recover the doomed seamen from harm's way. Disney's "The Finest Hour" sets sail in theaters January 29th, 2016. Read More: Disney's Maritime »

- Ruben Guevara

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10 Films to See in January

5 January 2016 9:58 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Once you’ve caught up with our 50 favorite films of last year, it’s time to look towards 2016. While our comprehensive previews will be arriving shortly, today we’ll take a look at the month of January. This is usually a dumping ground for Hollywood, and although there are a few bigger titles that have our curiosity, it’s mostly festival hold-overs from 2015 that are the essential watches.

It should be noted that many of the best films of 2015 — including Carol, Anomalisa, 45 Years, Arabian Nights, Mustang, and Son of Saul — will be expanding throughout the month, so check your local theater listings. A restoration of Orson WellesChimes at Midnight will also be touring the country, and there’s a limited NYC run of Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday; both should certainly take priority over anything below.

Matinees to See: Yosemite (1/1), Lamb (1/8), Anesthesia (1/8), A Perfect Day (1/15), 13 Hours (1/15), Band of Robbers »

- Jordan Raup

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