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Beautiful Girls 20 Years Later: Where Is the Cast Now?

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Twenty years ago this week - Feb. 9, 1996 - the romcom-dramedy Beautiful Girls first opened in theaters. The film centers around Willie (Timothy Hutton), who returns home for his high school reunion in a small Massachusetts town. It's funny, it's heartwarming, and it features one of the better ensemble casts of the 1990s. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, we're pulling out the yearbook and looking up the film's cast to what they've been up to over the past 20 years. Timothy HuttonHutton won Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for Ordinary People when he was only 20. To this day he's the youngest-ever »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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The Walking Dead producer bringing Pendergast to Spike TV

5 February 2016 2:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gale Anne Hurd, producer of the ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead, is teaming up with Spike TV to bring Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Relic and Cabinet of Curiosities book series to the small screen, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The series will be titled Pendergast after its protagonist, the FBI special agent Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast, and “is set in a contemporary New York City, with season one focused on Pendergast investigating a present-day crime mimicking a century-old mystery — that links to his own family’s dark past.”

Hurd is set to executive produce the series alongside John McLaughlin (Black Swan), who will also write the adaptation.


- Gary Collinson

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Pendergast: Spike TV Developing New Series with Walking Dead Producer

3 February 2016 1:39 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Spike is developing the Pendergast TV series drama, with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions. The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd is  executive producing, with Black Swan's John McLaughlin, who is also set as writer. Sharon Levy, Ted Gold, and Lauren Ruggiero will oversee the project for Spike.

Based on the novels Relic and Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Pendergast features Aloysius Pendergast, an eccentric FBI special agent. In the first season he will investigate a current crime that mirrors a century old mystery and is tied to his own family history.



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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Snow White,’ and More

2 February 2016 8:49 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)

Tom Hanks has a cold, and he needs to save America. A natural follow-up to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in its immersion into nitpicky political discussion, Bridge of Spies also distinguishes itself with a wittier, frequently downright sarcastic screenplay (mostly courtesy, one imagines, of the Coen brothers), more agile camerawork (the ten-minute opening jaunt through Mark Rylance’s Brooklyn morning has been a justified source of attention), and a different kind of lead »

- TFS Staff

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TV News Roundup: ‘Top Chef’ Renewed for Season 14, Spike Orders ‘Pendergast’ Series

1 February 2016 4:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bravo has renewed “Top Chef” for Season 14, and Spike TV is joining forces with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Prods. for a new scripted series in Monday’s TV news roundup…


Bravo has renewed its competitive cooking show “Top Chef” for a 14th season.

The show, currently airing Season 13 on Thursday nights, is the #1 food program on cable in the 25-54 demo. The show is looking for up-and-coming chefs to compete in the next season, currently hosting casting calls in Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York.

Elsewhere, popular Lucha Libre wrestling series “Lucha Underground” has been renewed by El Rey, with Season 3 set to bow in 2017.

The renewal from Robert Rodriguez’s network comes less than a week after the premiere of “Lucha Underground’s” second season, which bowed on Jan. 27.

“‘Lucha Underground’ has caught fire by developing a loyal and passionate fan base, »

- Jacob Bryant

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Spike TV Plans "Pendergast" Series Adaptation

1 February 2016 7:55 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Spike TV and "The Walking Dead" producer Gale Anne Hurd are teaming for "Pendergast," a TV drama series adaptation of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's best-selling novel series following the character of FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast.

In the novels the character is a highly intelligent, well-mannered, aloof and eccentric slender man who comes from a rich Louisiana family, most of whom are committed or deceased. His wife was killed by a lion years before in Africa, and his brother driven criminally insane during a traumatic childhood incident. Agent Pendergast usually investigates various serial killings, many of which have a highly unusual style to them.

Fifteen novels in the series have been published so far and dealt with everything from diamond heists and zombie cults to a genetically altered beast in the museum of natural history. The first novel in the series, "Relic," was adapted into the 1997 feature "The Relic" but omitted Pendergast's character, »

- Garth Franklin

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Natalie Portman Goes Western in Jane Got a Gun - and 10 Great Roles That Got Her There

29 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | | See recent news »

This Friday, the Natalie Portman Western Jane Got a Gun hits theaters. The film has Portman playing the all-too-rare Western film heroine - a wife and mother who must fight off a gang of outlaws. (Watch a clip exclusive to People here.) The film, often described as a passion project of Portman's, has been a long time coming. The actress first became attached to the project back in 2012, and various delays held up production. Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper were each attached as playing one of the film's two main male characters, but then left due to conflicts »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Watch: #Tbt to Nsfw Rapping Natalie Portman, Pre-'Jane Got A Gun'

28 January 2016 9:38 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Natalie Portman is currently out on the media circuit to promote the upcoming "Jane Got a Gun" -- yet another attempt to shed the nice girl Harvard grad persona she was stuck with since playing Queen Amidala almost two decades ago. Read More: Watch: Natalie Portman Fires Away in Heart-Pounding 'Jane Got a Gun' Trailer However, playing a gunslinger in the wild west, who does bloody battle alongside Joel Edgerton, is actually not that much of a stretch for her. Since the beginning, she has proven herself to be more than a pretty face, both in theaters and out on the streets: Her complex roles have included winning an Oscar as a mentally deteriorating ballerina in "Black Swan," her acting debut as an assassin's protege in "Leon: The Professional" and taking on the government as a burgeoning terrorist in "V for Vendetta." It was during the promotion for »

- Mike Lown

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Listen: 24-Minute Talk With Darren Aronofsky And Laurie Anderson About 'Heart Of A Dog,' 'Moby Dick,' And More

27 January 2016 12:57 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Between her formative years spent training as a fine artist and her increasingly ambitious and experimental forays into the world of music, there isn’t much that Illinois-born multihyphenate Laurie Anderson can’t do. Her latest film, “Heart of a Dog,” chronicles the real and imagined life of her beloved (and unfortunately now deceased) dog Lolabelle — the film was warmly received at both Venice and Telluride, and has been lauded as another peculiar and lyrical entry in Anderson’s increasingly unique body of work. Read More: Telluride Review: Laurie Anderson's 'Heart Of A Dog' In addition to her growing list of talents and disciplines, turns out Anderson’s actually a pretty decent conversationalist too, as evidenced by a new talk with “Requiem for a Dream” and “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky recorded after a recent screening of “Heart Of A Dog” for The Talkhouse. Aside from a shared heart-on-the-sleeve emotional style, »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Best Picture Race Raises Gender Bias Questions

27 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Of this year’s eight best picture nominees, only two films could be considered traditionally female-skewing. Both Brooklyn and Room sport female leads (both of whom are nominated in the best actress category: Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson, respectively), yet neither film is expected to win.

This could be due, in large part, to the vast majority of Academy voters being male. According to a 2013 Los Angeles Times study, the Academy is 76 percent male and 24 percent female, whereas, according to the 2013 U.S. Census, more than 50.8 percent of Americans are women. Whether Brooklyn or Room‘s darkhorse status as best pic contenders is because of, or in spite of, this fact is left to the individual.

Dividing films into gender lines is tricky, as arguments have been made for Mad Max: Fury Road’s feminist themes and strong female performances (Charlize Theron’s, in particular). However, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Christine’

24 January 2016 2:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Everyone knows how Christine Chubbuck’s story ends; why it ended that way is another question altogether, and one even a film as astute and exquisitely considered as Antonio Campos’ “Christine” can’t hope to answer in full. Instead, it’s a real-life drama of jangling variables and charged blank spaces, teasing out the tangled personal yearnings and failings that somehow led a smart, attractive, 29-year-old news reporter to blow her brains out on live television in 1974. Far from the austere death march it might threaten to be on paper, this is a thrumming, heartsore, sometimes viciously funny character study, sensitive both to the singularities of Chubbuck’s psychological collapse and the indignities weathered by any woman in a 1970s newsroom. Invigorated by a top-drawer ensemble, with Rebecca Hall discomfitingly electric in the best role she’s yet been offered, this should easily become Campos’ most widely distributed work to date. »

- Guy Lodge

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New Thriller Sadie Looks Like it Came Straight From the Mind of Stanley Kubrick

22 January 2016 11:09 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Photo Credit: Loris T. Zambelli

Actress Analeigh Tipton really seems to be moving her way up in the acting world. While you may not recognize her name, she's likely a face you've seen before in supporting roles. Between movies like Lucy and Warm Bodies, she's slowly making her way up the Hollywood ranks. Now, it looks like she's starring in the upcoming film, Sadie.

The psychological thriller only has a handful of photos released via their Facebook page, but if they're any indication, it boasts quite the visuals.

Photo Credit: Loris T. Zambelli

Described as Black Swan meets Eyes Wide Shut, the film is sure to please those who like their thrillers to have an erotic edge to them.

The synopsis to Sadie is as follows:

"Sadie (played by Tipton), a budding erotic novelist who, along with an enigmatic woman named Francesca, are enticed by an ex-lover to join him at an Italian villa. »

- Joseph Medina

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Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Adds Prison Break Actor Robert Knepper

20 January 2016 6:37 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Deadline is reporting that Robert Knepper (Prison Break) has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures' upcoming Ed Zwick-directed action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. He'll play General Harkness, a retired general-turned-ceo of a private military firm, and he's being described as "a man of power, experience and authority who thinks he's the hero and is not afraid to do what's necessary." Based on that brief description, it sounds like his character will be one of a villainous nature. Knepper joins a cast headlined by global superstar Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) with Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Patrick Heusinger (Black Swan), Austin Hebert (The Answer), Holt McCallany (Concussion) and Robert Catrini (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) co-starring. The aforementioned Ed Zwick (The Last SamuraiBlood Diamond; Pawn Sacrifice) is directing with a script he co-wrote alongside Richard Wenk »

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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 3: #50-26

20 January 2016 5:11 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 3 #50 through 26.

Click here for Part 1 (#100 - 76)!

Click here for Part 2 (#75-51)!

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, »

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Gilda,’ and More

19 January 2016 7:06 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)

Writer-director Marie Heller paints an accurate, honest, and vibrant portrait of her young protagonist, Minnie (Bel Powley), in The Diary of a Teenage Girl. With the use of some beautiful hand-drawn animation, an enlightening and funny narration, and Powley’s versatile performance, this is about as intimate as a subjective picture gets. We experience the world as this young girl does. What’s exciting for Minnie feels truly exciting, and »

- TFS Staff

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Oscars 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Sets Age Nomination Record

14 January 2016 2:25 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Meryl Streep is the reigning queen of the Oscars, with a record 19 nominations under her esteemed belt. But another actress is on a hot streak that may soon threaten the thespian: Jennifer Lawrence just landed her fourth Academy Award nomination, for "Joy," and with it, the distinction of being the youngest person ever to nab that many Oscar nods.

Lawrence, 25, had previously set a record with her nomination for "American Hustle" two years ago, in which she became the youngest person (at 23) to earn three nominations from the Academy. (Her first two came for 2010's "Winter's Bone" and 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook"; she took home the latter Best Actress trophy.) But the actress keeps besting herself, and at the rate she's going -- four nominations in six years -- it seems plausible that she could surpass Streep's hallowed tally.

For one thing, Lawrence got an earlier start than Streep in »

- Katie Roberts

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Round-Up: The Boy Premiere, Hellions Blu-ray, Starry Eyes Shirt, The X-Files, Beauty & The Beast, Alien Minimates

14 January 2016 8:06 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan stars in The Boy, and we have details on the horror film's upcoming premiere. Also in this round-up: Hellions Blu-ray / DVD info, Cavity Colors' Starry Eyes shirt, Cinefamily's X-Files marathon, acquisition details for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast, and Diamond Select Toys' Alien Minimates.

The Boy Premiere: Press Release: "(Burbank, January 11, 2016) - Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have arranged a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to see the new horror movie The Boy at 15 exclusive red carpet screenings before the general public has an opportunity to see the film.  The PG-13 rated motion picture opens in theaters nationwide on January 22.

All 15 screenings will occur simultaneously and will take place on one night only- Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - starting at 6Pm Et / 3Pm Pt. Tickets to this event are now available online at TheBoyFanPremiere.Movie. The announcement was made today by Jack Pan, President of Marketing for Stx Entertainment. »

- Derek Anderson

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Shout! Factory Acquires Pathe’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’

12 January 2016 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

U.S. VOD platform Shout! Factory has acquired exclusive U.S. rights to Christophe Gans (“Silent Hill”)'”Beauty And The Beast,” the epic fantasy adventure repped by Pathe.

Produced by Eskwad and Pathé, “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”), Léa Seydoux (Spectre”) and André Dussollier (“A Very Long Engagement”), premiered at Berlin.

Marking the first collaboration between Shout! Factory and Pathe, the deal includes theatrical, video on-demand, digital, broadcast and home entertainment for cross-platform releases.

“This stunning film delivers a vibrant, captivating cinematic adventure. The remarkable talent behind and in front of the camera is sure to win the hearts and minds of movie fans,” said Melissa Boag, senior VP of kids and family entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to building a broad audience across all major distribution platforms.”

“This modern take on a classic tale, shot with state-of-the-art technology and under the »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Out 1,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Look of Silence,’ and More

12 January 2016 6:43 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Calling Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence the year’s finest documentary is not inaccurate; the film certainly deserves that crown. Yet it’s hard not to feel like such a classification does Silence a slight injustice. The film is, after all, an overwhelmingly emotional modern classic. Like Oppenheimer’s 2012 masterpiece The Act of Killing, this stunning follow-up features the actual perpetrators of the Indonesian killings of 1965–66. With shocking openness, these »

- TFS Staff

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