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Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Joining Shane Black’s Cop Drama ‘Nice Guys’

10 July 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have come on board police drama “The Nice Guys” with “Iron Man 3″ director Shane Black helming.

Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.

The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.

The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:

“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »

- Dave McNary

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Christina Ricci is 2014's Inspiring Teacher in 'Around the Block' Trailer

9 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For whatever reason, every two or three years there's another movie made about a teacher entering a rundown school with lost students who just need to be inspired in order to unlock their full potential and over come the bad hand life has dealt them. And this is the year we get another one with Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) starring in Around the Block as an American teacher moving to a troubled inner-city school in Sydney, Australia. If you've ever seen any of these movies, then you know what to expect, but the kids have Australian accents this time, so that's different. Maybe Ricci will make this interesting? Watch? Here's the first trailer for Sarah Spillane's Around the Block from Cinedigm: Around the Block is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Sarah Spillane, inspired by the filmmaker's personal experiences, and marking her feature directorial debut. Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Arrow Season 3 Oliver’s Old Handler To Arrive For New Flashback Drama,New Spoiler

3 July 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line , the Arrow season 3 folks have hired actor, Karl Yune, to portray character, Maseo Yamashiro, who is one of Oliver's old handlers and mentors. He will appear in some new flashback scenes. Maseo is described as being someone that will eventually evolve into a teacher and a friend that assists Oliver in stepping closer to becoming the superhero he is today. Maseo is also the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro aka DC Comics superheroine “Katana,” who is being played by former 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City actress, Devon Aoki. Maseo is also a skilled in martial arts. Kari Yune's acting credits include roles in Real Steel, Speed Racer, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Season 3 is set to debut on Wednesday night. October 8th at 7pm central time on The CW. »

- Andre

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TV News: Arrow, Man, Flash, Gotham, Batman

2 July 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Arrow

Karl Yune ("Speed Racer," "Real Steel") has scored the major recurring role of Maseo Yamashiro, Oliver Queen's Hong Kong handler, in the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow".

The character will evolve into a teacher and a friend who helps Oliver step ever closer to becoming the superhero he is today. He is also the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro (Devon Aoki) who becomes DC Comics superheroine Katana. [Source: TV Line]

Man Seeking Woman

Fxx has ordered ten episodes of "Man Seeking Woman" which Lorne Michaels will executive produce. The half-hour dating comedy will premiere in 2015.

Jay Baruchel plays a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love after his girlfriend dumps him. He enters the dating scene only to discover a nightmarish hellscape of untold horror. Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine co-star. [Source: The Live Feed]

Flash

A new featurette is out looking at the supporting character of Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick »

- Garth Franklin

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Arrow Season 3 Scoop: Meet Oliver's Hong Kong Handler

2 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Arrow‘s Season 3 flashback world continues to be fleshed out, now with the casting of Oliver Queen’s Hong Kong handler.

Related Arrow Season 3: Scoop on Oliver’s New Rivals and [Spoiler]‘s Love Interest

TVLine has learned that Karl Yune has landed the major recurring role of Maseo Yamashiro, who will be introduced in flashbacks as Oliver’s handler. Over time, he also will evolve into a teacher and a friend who helps Oliver step ever closer to becoming the superhero he is today.

Maseo is the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro aka DC Comics superheroine “Katana” (to be played »

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Updated: Arrow season 3 casting news

1 July 2014 11:56 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City's Devon Aoki joins Arrow season 3...

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Update: It's been confirmed that Karl Yune (Speed RacerReal Steel) has also joined Arrow season three in the role of Maseo Yamashiro, husband to Devon Aoki's Katana.

Arrow is supplementing its DC character stocks for season three with the addition of a new superheroine. Katana, a martial arts specialist and sometime member of the Birds of Prey, is the latest superheroine to join the Starling City gang.

Arrow's Katana, named for the soul-imbibing sword the character carries, will be played by Sin City and 2 Fast 2 Furious' Devon Aoki, no stranger to action roles.

It's being reported that the character will play a key role in Oliver Queen's Island flashbacks.

Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesdays from the 8th of October in the Us.

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Bruce Willis is on the hunt for 'The Prince' in new trailer

27 June 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr)  Did you know that Bruce Willis, John Cusack and Jason Patric are starring together in a movie? Neither did we until we saw this trailer for "The Prince" pop up on Yahoo! Movies. Directed by Brian A. Miller (House of the Rising Sun) from a script by Jeremy Passmore ("Red Dawn," "Special") and Andre Fabrizio ("San Andreas"), the film features Patric as an assassin who’s forced out of retirement and into his old stomping grounds of New Orleans when his daughter goes missing. Unfortunately, Willis’ crime boss has been waiting years for him to return so he can settle an old score. "The Prince," which also stars 50 Cent and South Korean pop star/actor Rain ("Speed Racer," "Ninja Assassin"), arrives in theaters and on demand Aug. 22. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Plot and Cast Revealed for the Wachowskis' Netflix Series SENSE8

23 June 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last year it was announced that the The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Thor, Underworld Awakening) would be teaming up with Netflix to develop a new series called Sense8. Up to this point all that we've know about the show is that it was developed from a conversation about "the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us." It's also been described as "a gripping tale of minds linked and souls hunted.”

Thanks to Deadline, we now have a lot more information on the ten episode series, including the large cast and details on the plot. 

Naveen Andrews (Lost), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), and Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) are among a 14-member international cast. As for the story, the following information comes from  Straczynski, who is the showrunner:

“The series follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, »

- Joey Paur

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Casting And Plot Details For The Wachowskis’ Netflix Series Sense8 Have Finally Arrived

21 June 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski have had a rough couple of years, after the disappointing Matrix sequels and a handful of flops like Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas. While they have retained their reputation as unique and visionary filmmakers, they’ve failed to garner much commercial success. Now that they’re next film, Jupiter Ascending, has been delayed by Warner Brothers and moved to the box office deathtrap that is February, they could really use a win. Luckily, they have Netflix’s original series Sense8 up their sleeves, and new details about the 10-episode science fiction epic have finally arrived.

In typical Wachowski fashion, Sense8 will be a globe-trotting sci-fi drama, filled with psychological themes and mind-bending storylines. It also sports a massive 14-member international cast, which we now know consists of Lost alum Naveen AndrewsKill Bill’s Daryl Hannah, Stargate Universe’s Brian J. Smith, British actors Tuppence Middleton »

- James Garcia

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Sprawling Cast Unveiled For The Wachowski’s Netflix Sci-Fi Show ‘Sense8’; Plot Details Emerge

21 June 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Are the Wachowsksi siblings over or in trouble? Does the bumping of their next sci-fi blockbuster, “Jupiter Ascending” – which was recently delayed from a prime summer slot, to a less admired February release – mean they’re headed for another flop? That would mean three in a row, right? “Speed Racer” certainly wasn’t a hit, “Cloud Atlas” didn’t exactly light up the box-office and now “Jupiter Ascending” and its release date shift doesn’t bode well. This is a conversation (semi-argument) that Playlister Kevin Jagernauth and I are constantly having: how many flops are the siblings going to be allowed before someone puts the kibosh on their big expensive spectacles. Kevin’s take is here (he contends they may be in trouble or at least raises the possibility). I’m more of the mind that Hollywood isn’t risk averse. The mentality is always go big or go home »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Sprawling Cast Unveiled For The Wachowski’s Netflix Sci-Fi Show ‘Sense8’; Plot Details Emerge

21 June 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Are the Wachowsksi siblings over or in trouble? Does the bumping of their next sci-fi blockbuster, “Jupiter Ascending” – which was recently delayed from a prime summer slot, to a less admired February release – mean they’re headed for another flop? That would mean three in a row, right? “Speed Racer” certainly wasn’t a hit, “Cloud Atlas” didn’t exactly light up the box-office and now “Jupiter Ascending” and its release date shift doesn’t bode well. This is a conversation (semi-argument) that Playlister Kevin Jagernauth and I are constantly having: how many flops are the siblings going to be allowed before someone puts the kibosh on their big expensive spectacles. Kevin’s take is here (he contends they may be in trouble or at least raises the possibility). I’m more of the mind that Hollywood isn’t risk averse. The mentality is always go big or go home »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Can Warner Bros. Avoid Another Wachowski Misfire?

17 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. stunned Hollywood when it pushed the release of “Jupiter Ascending” by seven months — a move that seemed abrupt, but had been debated by the studio for nearly six weeks as the Channing Tatum-Mila Kunis science-fiction epic’s box office prospects dimmed. Delaying a movie’s release is no easy decision, since it adds millions of dollars in interest and other completion costs to the budget and creates negative buzz that is hard to shake. But it can be even more costly and potentially deadly to roll out such a pricey pic, already laden with a production budget of $175 million, before it’s ready.

That became abundantly apparent when Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and international distribution, and other execs saw the latest version of the picture — which had already gone through minor reshoots in January and again three months later to clarify plot points.

The »

- Alexandra Cheney and Brent Lang

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Did the Wachowskis peak with 'The Matrix'?

4 June 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This summer’s Jupiter Ascending was supposed to mark the return of Andy and Lana Wachowski to blockbuster science-fiction, a genre they briefly defined in 1999 with The Matrix before a decade that saw the successful-yet-disappointing Matrix sequels and the somewhat calamitous Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas. On Tuesday, everything changed. Below, two EW writers with profound opinions debate what this means for the siblings. Warning: Certain infamous megaflops will be flagrantly defended.

Jeff Labrecque: Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis’ science-fiction action movie with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, was bumped from July — the heart of summer blockbuster season — to February 2015, a. »

- EW staff

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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Jackie Chan Among Stars Set to Shine at Shanghai Festival

4 June 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – The Shanghai International Film Festival (14-22 June) looks set to be a starry affair.

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Hayden Christensen, and Korean superstar Rain (“Speed Racer”) will be on the festival’s red carpet on opening night.

The festival also promises some 400 Chinese stars at the opening ceremony. They will be led off by John Woo, Jiang Wen, Jackie Chan, Chen Kun, Nicholas Tse, Li Bingbing, Gao Yuanyuan and Liu Shishi.

Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst will attend the closing event.

Joining top Chinese actress Gong Li on the main competition jury are the UK’s Sally Potter, Korean director Im Sangsoo (“The Housemaid”), Japanese director Shunji Iwai (“All About Lily Chou-Chou”), Chinese director Liu Jie (“Courthouse on Horseback,” “Deep In the Clouds”), Iran’s Payman Maadi (“About Elly” as actor, “Snow on the Pines” as director), and Denmark’s Lone Scherfig (“An Education,” “Italian For Beginners”.)

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- Patrick Frater

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10 Most Badass Cars in Film

3 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Movies have introduced audiences to some of the coolest cars ever made. My love for cars comes from films and I’ve been able to go to a lot of car shows to see a lot of these iconic automobiles in person. I've come up with a top 10 list of what I think are the most badass movie vehicles that I would love to own.

Look over the the list and then let me know what your favorite movie cars are! 

1985 DeLorean - Back the Future

"Yes, the way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?" - Doc Brown

When I first saw this movie as a kid, the DeLorean time machine was my dream car. The older I got the more ridiculous that idea became. I still wouldn't mind owning one though! In the original draft of the script, »

- Joey Paur

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Greek Mom Cries When Told of 'Big Fat Greek Wedding' Sequel

28 May 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have you ever cried upon hearing about a new movie coming out? I don't think I have. I was pretty excited about "Speed Racer" for a second, but the movie did not match the thrill of the trailer. No, it did not. But this woman is pretty psyched about the sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," so thank you, Nia Vardalos. And no thank you to Darren Aronofsky, who really offended this lady. »

- Louis Virtel

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Richard Carlton, TV Exec Who Oversaw the International Emmys, Dies at 95

22 May 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Richard Carlton, a former executive at Trans Lux Television who brought such cartoon hits as “Felix the Cat” and “Speed Racer” to American audiences and later oversaw the International Emmy Awards, died of natural causes at home in White Plains, N.Y., on May 10. He was 95.

During a long career in film and television, Carlton served as executive vice president of Trans Lux Television; as deputy director of the American Film Institute (1973-80); and, finally, as executive director of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where he led the production of the International Emmy Awards from 1983-3.

Born in Manhattan, Carlton graduated from high school at age 16. His first job was at Columbia Pictures, after which he served honorably in World War II.

Carlton is survived by his wife, Blossom; two daughters and two sons; and eight grandchildren.

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- Carmel Dagan

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Richard Carlton, TV Exec Who Oversaw the International Emmys, Dies at 95

22 May 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Carlton, a former executive at Trans Lux Television who brought such cartoon hits as “Felix the Cat” and “Speed Racer” to American audiences and later oversaw the International Emmy Awards, died of natural causes at home in White Plains, N.Y., on May 10. He was 95.

During a long career in film and television, Carlton served as executive vice president of Trans Lux Television; as deputy director of the American Film Institute (1973-80); and, finally, as executive director of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where he led the production of the International Emmy Awards from 1983-3.

Born in Manhattan, Carlton graduated from high school at age 16. His first job was at Columbia Pictures, after which he served honorably in World War II.

Carlton is survived by his wife, Blossom; two daughters and two sons; and eight grandchildren.

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- Carmel Dagan

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International Trailer for Jupiter Ascending

21 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I've enjoyed most of the films that the Wachowskis have made over the years. The Matrix and Speed Racer are among my favorites. I had high hopes for Jupiter Ascending when I first heard about it. I thought there was a lot of potential for a great film, so I'm kind of bummed that nothing I've seen from the it has looked good to me. I wanted to be excited for it, and even when the first trailer was released I tried to talk myself into liking it. The more that I saw from it though, the worse it looked, and this is coming from a guy who loved Speed Racer, which a lot of people hated. Judging from what fans are saying about the trailers, I think this movie is going to bomb at the box office.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in "Jupiter Ascending," an original science »

- Joey Paur

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Channing Tatum worships Mila Kunis in international 'Jupiter Ascending' trailer

21 May 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The latest international trailer for the Wachowskis' upcoming "Jupiter Ascending" seems to confirm what we all already knew: Mila Kunis is a royalty and Channing Tatum is not of this Earth.  After adapting the previously-existing properties "Speed Racer" and "Cloud Atlas," the Wachowskis are back in original sci-fi territory, and while "Jupiter" doesn't look quite as mind-bending as "The Matrix," the film's new international trailer provides plenty of eye candy and general sci-fi/fantasy weirdness. It's essentially a streamlined version of the second domestic trailer, with a few new shots and French subtitles.  Stylistically, it also looks to be very much of a piece with the ambitious-but-flawed "Cloud Atlas," with its neon cityscapes, hi-tech primitivism and elaborate fantasy costumes all in tact.   In "Ascending," the adorably-named Jupiter Jones (Kunis) is just an ordinary girl who is whisked away into interstellar drama by a heavily made-up, elfin space warrior (Tatum), who »

- Dave Lewis

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