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Yesterday, we featured the opening to the MTV Movie Awards, not because we care about who the golden popcorn goes to, but because it showcased host Conan O'Brien fitting no less than 50 celebrity cameos into the beginning of the show. Now that the show is over, Conan is back to his normal hosting duties on his own late night talk show on TBS. But he had some time to reminisce about his weekend hosting gig, and even took the time to reveal some of his preparation behind the scenes, mostly his hair styling inspired by the remarkable comb-over donned by Christian Bale in last year's Best Picture nominee American Hustle. Here's Conan O'Brien preparing for the MTV Movie Awards from Team Coco: American Hustle is directed by David O. Russell (Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), working from a script he co-wrote with The International writer Eric Singer. »
- Ethan Anderton
Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative face an impossible, moral decision in Lone Survivor, the intense, action-packed story of heroism, courage and survival, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on June 3, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Lone Survivor will also be available on Digital HD two weeks earlier on May 20, 2014. Take a look at the Blu-ray trailer and artwork, then read on for more details about this upcoming release.
Based on Marcus Luttrell's The New York Times bestselling memoir, Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) explores the unbreakable bond of brotherhood in a film that Rolling Stone's Peter Travers praised as "a powerhouse film." Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of Operation Red Wings, a mission about four Navy SEALs ambushed by the enemy deep in the mountains of Afghanistan. As the »
Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative face an impossible, moral decision in Lone Survivor, the intense, action-packed story of heroism, courage and survival, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on June 3, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Lone Survivor will also be available on Digital HD two weeks earlier on May 20, 2014.
Based on Marcus Luttrell’s The New York Times bestselling memoir, Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) explores the unbreakable bond of brotherhood in a film that Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers praised as “a powerhouse film.” Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of Operation Red Wings, a mission about four Navy SEALs ambushed by the enemy deep in the mountains of Afghanistan. As the soldiers are confronted by unthinkable odds they must find reserves of strength and resilience in order to fight to the finish. »
- Michelle McCue
Just before we started this interview, I mentioned the craziest thing that happened on the set of "The Invention Of Lying," curious to see if Garner had ever made the connection. When I visited that set, it was in Lowell, Massachusetts, and it was just me visiting for the two days I was there. They sent a driver to my hotel on both days to get me to and from the set, and if there's anything I've learned over the years, it is that you should always talk to the drivers on a film, because they know everything. Sure enough, the guy who drove me back and forth during my time in Lowell was especially chatty, a really nice guy who had grown up in the area. One of the things we discussed was that another movie company had optioned the rights to the driver's life and they were planning »
- Drew McWeeny
Amy Adams deserves to be the true lead in a film again. She's still been a force in numerous films over the past several years including The Fighter, The Master, Man of Steel, Her, and American Hustle to name a few. But the last time she was truly front-and-center was in 2010's Leap Year. That simply will not do. However, she might be getting back to center stage if she signs on to the sci-fi thriller Story of Your Life. According to Deadline, Adams is in early talks to play the lead. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) based on the short story by Ted Chiang and adapted by Eric Heisserer (The Thing remake/prequel), centers on an expert linguist who learns to communicate with aliens who have crash landed around the planet. As she begins to communicate with them, she starts to have vivid flashbacks that could reveal »
- Matt Goldberg
Every movie needs a villain, or at least an adversary, even a movie about a man trying to protect against a great flood caused by a higher power.
For those thinking that the upcoming Noah would be simply about Russell Crowe constructing a giant ark, the latest featurette explains that Noah's "principal nemesis" is Tubal Cain (Ray Winstone). In the Bible, Tubal Cain was only described as a forger of weapons, and is a descendant of the first Cain, who murdered his brother Abel, so perhaps it wasn't too much of a stretch to think that Tubal wasn't the greatest guy either. As Crowe and co-writer Ari Handel (Black Swan) explain, Noah and Tubal also have philosophical differences as well.
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- Ryan Gowland
A&E has pulled its other Wahlberg docu-series, Breaking Boston from its lineup after just one episode because…well, 311,000 viewers. The series, about four working-class women coming of age in hardscrabble Boston, was inspired by the tough, hard-as-nails female characters in Mark Wahlberg‘s Oscar-nominated movie The Fighter. A&E ordered the pilot in November 2012 and picked up the series last May. It debuted Thursday, March 13. A&E Network already was home to Wahlberg‘s family restaurant docu-series Wahlburgers which, last month got an order for 18 additional episodes. But that project, from 44 Blue, Closest to the Hole and Leverage, has averaged 3.5 million total viewers since its debut last month in the post-Duck Dynasty slot. News of Breaking Boston’s cancellation was first reported by Variety, which said it noticed the show was missing from newspaper and interactive program guides for tonight. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
American Hustle director David O. Russell likes sports analogies, which are actually surprisingly helpful in trying to describe his theory on aggressively spontaneous acting. “You see a batter or a basketball player when they’re stuck on something in their heads, that’s not good,” says Russell, who’s “coached” the casts of his last three movies to 11 Oscar nominations, including statues for Christian Bale (The Fighter), Jennifer Lawrence (The Silver Linings Playbook), and Melissa Leo (The Fighter). “Once you have a good focus, you want to keep it. You want to stay in that zone, so you want to work briskly and from instinct. »
- Jeff Labrecque
An Oscar winner, a major Oscar nominee, two more pieces of Oscar bait, and a few movies that never got anywhere near Oscar. Welcome to What to Watch. We don’t play favorites. Oh, wait, yes we do. You should definitely rent or buy the titles on this first page. The second page is more optional.
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The best Disney movie since “The Lion King” (Disney, not Pixar), “Frozen” gets the lavish Mouse House treatment. There’s no better studio for family releases and they’re not about to slack on one of the biggest moneymakers of their existence. We are Just getting started with “Frozen”. You know how “Beauty & The Beast” and “The Lion King” became industries unto themselves? Spawning Broadway musicals, theme park rides, new shows, straight-to-dvd sequels, etc.? “Frozen” will end up the same way. If you have a kid, you won’t »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Two weeks ago, we asked if you were into True Detective director Cary Fukunaga yet. How about now? Deadline reports Fukunaga will direct Noble Assassin from a Scott Silver (The Fighter) script. An adaptation of an unpublished Paul Kix novel, the film will tell the story of a French aristocrat during WWII, who secretly trains under British Special Operations Executive with the intention of returning to his home country and leading a resistance. No word on when the film will start shooting or what hairstyle Fukunaga will have for the shoot. »
- Jesse David Fox
After delivering a very impressive, and very dark, first season of HBO’s gripping True Detective, all eyes are on director Cary Fukunaga to see what he’ll do next. While the in demand filmmaker certainly has several exciting projects on his plate, one that I’m really looking forward to is Noble Assassin. He was attached to the film last Summer and it appears that he’s still on board to helm, as Deadline reports today that Fukunaga will directing off a script provided by Scott Silver.
For those unfamiliar with the project, Noble Assassin tells the true story of Robert de la Rochefoucauld, a “French aristocrat-turned-anti-Nazi-saboteur.” He joined the British Special Ops during World War II and helped organize a powerful resistance movement. Though he was eventually caught and tortured, he did manage to escape execution and actually just passed away back in 2012.
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- Matt Joseph
Exclusive: DreamWorks has set Scott Silver to adapt Noble Assassin, an unpublished novel by Paul Kix. Cary Fukunaga, who helmed the entire first season of HBO’s acclaimed True Detective, will direct it. How’s this for a cool logline: Pic tells the war-time story of French aristocrat-turned-anti-Nazi-saboteur Robert de la Rochefoucauld, who joined the British Special Operations Executive and was trained in every manner of dark arts before being sent back to France to help organize the resistance, blowing up train stations and munitions factories. In the process, he was caught, endured months of torture and escaped his own execution. Silver’s credits include The Fighter and 8 Mile. The film will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar along with Carla Hacken and Fukunaga. Silver’s repped by CAA and attorney Bryan Wolfe. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
After the brilliant conclusion of True Detective's rookie season, everyone has wanted Cary Fukunaga for their next project. The director helmed every episode of the critically acclaimed HBO series and already has an adaptation of Stephen King's It in development, but now we know what his next project is going to be. Deadline reports that Fukunaga will helm the film Noble Assassin from screenwriter Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter). While it sounds like it could be a samurai period piece, »
- Alex Maidy
Want a chance to study acting with an Academy Award winner? This could be your opportunity. Oscar winner Melissa Leo ("The Fighter," "Prisoners") will be hosting a 2-day acting workshop on May 10th-11th, 2014 in New York City. The course will focus on acquiring and developing skills for screen acting, including the "Do's & Don'ts of the Audition Process." The intensive workshop is strictly limited to 25 participants maximum. Find out more information about the class and to register, visit Film Fest Lab. »
- Luke Slattery
The MTV Awards are next month and Mark Wahlberg will receive the Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' actor will be presented with the prestigious honor at the MTV Movie Awards next month by the cast of 'Entourage', the show which he served on as executive producer. Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said: ''Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to 'The Departed,' 'The Basketball Diaries' to 'Ted,' 'Entourage' to 'The Fighter,' in front of the camera and behind - he's done it all and he's always memorable. ''Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we're proud to recognize him with this year's Generation Award.'' The awards ceremony - which will be hosted »
It isn't easy making a movie based on the Bible. Just ask Martin Scorsese about the reaction to 1988's The Last Temptation of Christ or Mel Gibson about 2004's The Passion of the Christ. Paramount's upcoming Noah is no different, including the studio and director Darren Aronofsky (The Fighter, Black Swan) going back and forth over which cut to use (Aronofsky's cut is the one that will make it to theaters) and the mixed reviews the movie reportedly received at its Mexico City World premiere. Apparently, much has been made about Aronofsky's loose interpretation of the religious text, prompting the director to tell Variety that the aim of the movie was to surprise audiences who expected nothing more than the Biblical story on the big screen.
"The film was made for believers and non-believers," said Aronofsky. "I’m more concerned about getting non-believers into the theater or people who are less religious. »
- Ryan Gowland
Back in November, Box Office Mojo made specific box office predictions for the upcoming holiday season. Now that the awards season is over, these titles are finally wrapping up their runs, so it's time to assess how we did.For each title, we will list the domestic forecast, the actual gross (in most cases an estimate) and the percentage difference [(Actual-Forecast)/Forecast]. Each prediction will be assigned a grade on the following arbitrary scale: A (less than 10% difference), B (10-19.9%), C (20-29.9%), D (30-39.9%) and F (over 40%).As usual, there were some spot-on predictions (Catching Fire, The Wolf of Wall Street), some misses (Anchorman 2, American Hustle) and some disasters (Frozen, Grudge Match).The Hunger Games: Catching FireForecast: $400 millionActual: $424 million (est.)Difference: +6%Grade: ASix months ago, anyone could have told you that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was going to be a huge hit. Few expected it to do this well, »
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Mark Wahlberg is to be handed the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which will be held on April 13th. The occasion will serve also as reunion of the cast of HBO’s Entourage with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara presenting Wahlberg with the gong.
President of MTV Stephen Friedman said of Wahlberg, “Mark is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind-he’s done it all and he’s always memorable. Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognise him with this year's Generation Award.”
- Gary Collinson
Breaking: Sony Pictures made a pre-emptive deal for Death Of A Heart, an in-progress book by Howard Blum, a true female -driven WWII spy story that is as much a character tale as a suspenseful espionage story. Mark Gordon producing. Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures along with Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith for the Mark Gordon Company. Paradigm’s Bob Bookman brokered a deal I’m told the deal was mid six figures against nearly a million. The deal comes as Blum has two other book to movie adaptations in the works. Dark Invasion, a true Wwi spy story about the birth of terrorism that was published by HarperCollins, is being adapted by Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce with John Lesher. Taylor Sheridan has written the script. Blum’s book, The Floor Of Heaven, is being adapted by Chernin Entertainment and Fox, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog— and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard.
“It’s an old-style caper movie,” says director James Bobin (Disney’s “The Muppets,” “Flight of the Conchords”). “Muppet movies often have very classic movie tropes, and the evil doppelgänger—a bad-guy, evil-frog, Kermit-the-Frog look-alike—seemed like such a fun premise for the Muppets’ next film.”
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