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Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Li Win Will Become A Movie, Courtesy Of The Finest Hours Writers

17 February 2017 11:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s understandable if you were all but done with Super Bowl Li. The second half turnaround for the New England Patriots was either one of the greatest or worst moments in sports history (for my money, it was closer to the latter…), and it’s time to put it behind us — at least, until the next season starts. But not so fast, a few Hollywood executives said. Quarterback Tom Brady‘s “comeback victory” at the Super Bowl will get the silver screen treatment, courtesy of screenwriters Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the pens behind The Fighter and last year’s The Finest Hours.

The project will be based on the new, untitled book by Brady and Dave Wedge. It follows the Patriots’ return to the top (as if they ever really left…), and it’ll include Deflategate, “Brady’s fall from grace” (Ugh!) and then his “triumphant return” to their fifth championship. »

- Will Ashton

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Tom Brady, Malcolm Butler Having Movies Made About Them

16 February 2017 2:10 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Box Offices in New England are going to be booming soon, as two New England Patriots stars are getting the Hollywood treatment.  Come inside for more!

Tom Brady and Malcolm Butler.  Two incredible, immortal figures in NFL history are getting their stories put on the big screen.  Everyone, even those unfamiliar with football, knows who Tom Brady is.  Whether its from various movies, commercials, or the Deflategate debacle, he's pretty much a household name.

As for Malcolm Butler, he may be a guy you're less familiar with.  An undrafted free agent from the University of West Alabama, a school not known for developing NFL stars, becomes a hero of an entire region when he intercepted Seattle Seahawks Qb Russell Wilson to clinch the win for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl Xlix.  Long before that moment, he worked at a Popeye's hoping he'd get a shot at the NFL. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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News Briefs: Tom Brady Book and Movie Coming from Oscar-Nominated Writers

15 February 2017 8:44 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Tom Brady: New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady (above) will be the subject of a book and movie to be written by Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. The idea is to cover the so-called "Deflategate" scandal that enveloped Brady in 2014 and the events leading to the most recent Super Bowl. Tamasy and Johnson previously received writing credits on The FighterPatriots Day and The Finest Hours, the latter based on a book by Sherman....

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New England Patriots' Tom Brady heading to the movies

15 February 2017 5:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Feb 16, 2017

Disney is making a book and film about American football star Tom Brady...

American football star Tom Brady just won his fifth Super Bowl, and now he’s going to Disneyland. The New England Patriots’ quarterback, who commandeered the first overtime win in Super Bowl history, will be the topic of an upcoming book and movie from the writers of Disney’s The Finest Hours.

The book and film will be written simultaneously. The screenplay will be penned by Paul Tamasy (Air Bud) and Eric Johnson, who write the films The Finest Hours, The Fighter and Patriots Day. The book will be co-authored by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, the team that penned Boston Strong, which was the basis for the film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg.

“When we’re looking for stories, we’re looking for these universal themes of overcoming odds and people using moments of adversity to inspire, »

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Tom Brady Book, Movie In the Works From Oscar Nominated ‘The Fighter’ Writers

15 February 2017 3:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you haven’t had enough of Tom Brady over the past two weeks, rejoice in the knowledge that the five-time Super Bowl champion is going to be the topic of an upcoming book and movie from the writers of Disney’s “The Finest Hours,” TheWrap has learned. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who were nominated for an Oscar for 2010 boxing drama “The Fighter,” are combining forces with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman to tell the historic story New England Patriots’ quarterback. Also on board is fellow Bostonian Dave Wedge, who co-write “Boston Strong” with Sherman, which then got made into the. »

- Debbie Emery

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Tom Brady Book & Movie Coming From ‘The Finest Hours’ Writing Team

15 February 2017 2:56 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: A new book and feature film project about Tom Brady, who has won more Super Bowls than any quarterback in NFL history, is on its way. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the writers behind Disney’s The Finest Hours who were nominated for an Oscar for The Fighter, and New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman are reteaming. Joining up with them is Boston journalist Dave Wedge, who was Sherman’s co-author on Boston Strong. Tamasy and Johnson used the book as part… »

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Horror Highlights: Phantasm: Ravager on Shudder, Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Piff After Dark, Slasher.Com, Atomica, The Eyes, A Haunting At Silver Falls II

15 February 2017 7:17 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The latest horror flick filled with immense badassery to be added to Shudder's library is the fifth sequel in the Phantasm franchise, Phantasm: Ravager. Also in today's Highlights: details on the Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Portland International Film Festival's After Dark program, release details for Slasher.com and The Eyes, a new poster for Atomica, and production news and photos for A Haunting at Silver Falls II.

Phantasm: Ravager Comes to Shudder: "Joining Shudder is Phantasm: Ravager- the final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.

In addition to Phantasm: Ravager, streaming exclusively on Shudder is the remaster of Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic Phantasm, as well as its sequels Phantasm III and Phantasm IV.

Phantasm was recently restored by J.J. AbramsBad Robot and Coscarelli, and given both a new 4K remaster and a 5.1 surround sound mix, which will be the version presented exclusively on Shudder."

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- Tamika Jones

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Who’s Performing at the 2017 Grammys?

10 February 2017 2:28 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

The actual awarding of the Grammys is great, of course, but let’s be honest: The performances are the real reason to tune in. The Recording Academy never fails to attract big names for the ceremony’s lineup, and this year’s James Corden-hosted show will be no exception. Here’s the full list of who’s scheduled to take the Grammy stage this weekend.

Beyoncé led the pack of nominated artists this year, with nine for her sweet Lemonade, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Mrs. Carter tops the list »

- Mary Sollosi

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Ranking The Modern Batman Actors - Who Is The Best?

4 February 2017 12:21 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

This editorial must be started with a few things: First, I will not be including Lewis G Wilson, Robert Lowrey, or Adam West. They played Batman before many of us were born, it was a different time where campy jokes were abound, and I simply have never seen two of the three actors in action. Second, I am also not including the voice actors, and while Kevin Conroy is greatness, I can't list him here. Finally, I will try my best to not include the performance of the movie while judging the actor's work. At times this will be impossible, as seen in my pick for #5.

The problem for actors in portraying Batman is the fact that they also have to be Bruce Wayne as well. This can be problematic as the characters are almost a complete opposite from one another. Bruce Wayne is the mask of Batman, and it »

- Drew Carlton

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31 Days Until Oscar

26 January 2017 2:45 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Today's magic number is 31. Can you believe it took Christian Bale 31 movies to win Oscar's love?

He debuted in the Steven Spielberg film Empire of the Sun (1987) which was nominated for six Oscars so they knew of him straight from the get-go. But nothing seemed to do it -- not literary adaptations (Little Women, The Portrait of a Lady), neither relationship dramas (Metroland, Laurel Canyon), nor glam rock epics (Velvet Goldmine). Of course it didn't happen for superheroes or serial killers (Batman, American Psycho) but even war dramas (Empire of the Sun, Rescue Dawn) didn't do it. And then suddenly The Fighter (2010) did. He crushed his competition on the way to a win.

Sometimes not being nominated but being routinely excellent is a good way to build crazy momentum for a win. Which working actor do you think is heading straight to an Oscar win as soon as they're finally nominated? »

- NATHANIEL R

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7 Dysfunctional Film Families in Screen Actors Guild Awards History

26 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Everyone loves a good family drama, or dramedy, or dark comedy — or whatever your personal genre-demarcation preference may be — and they’re usually awards-show catnip. Whether it’s a more whimsically dysfunctional family like the Hoovers in Little Miss Sunshine or a decidedly sardonic group like the Burnhams in American Beauty, your nuclear unit probably seems normal in comparison. Check out seven of the more unhinged family-centric Screen Actors Guild Awards darlings.

American Beauty, 1999

Well, dad’s midlife crisis entails smoking pot, lusting after his daughter’s teenage friend, and quitting his job to a buy a sweet hot rod »

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Amy Adams Is Spellbinding in ‘Arrival’

26 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The following content has been sponsored by Paramount Pictures. Amy Adams has been nominated for a whopping five Oscars—and zero wins!—since she broke onto the Hollywood scene in 2005 with “Junebug.” Wracking up additional supporting actress nods in “Doubt,” “The Fighter,” and “The Master,” the actor then earned a spot on the shortlist for leading actress in 2013’s “American Hustle.” She’s also earned her status as a movie star with bona fide acting chops, as her recent turn in Paramount Pictures’ “Arrival” proves. With the announcement of the 89th Academy Awards nominations, “Arrival” has joined the ranks of sci-fi feature films that have received Oscar recognition for best picture. Netting an impressive eight nods total, the drama’s success is due largely to the magnetic talents of its star. “Amy Adams, she was the actress I was dreaming of,” says director Denis Villeneuve in the above clip. “She »

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Why Amy Adams is pivotal to Arrival’s success

24 January 2017 7:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 25, 2017

Arrival has 8 nominations at this year's Oscars, but nothing for its star, Amy Adams. Here's why the film wouldn't have worked without her.

Nb: The following contains mild spoilers for Arrival.

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By now, you’ve probably looked through this year’s Oscar nominations, and alternately nodded and tutted your head at the choices. One of the most pleasing developments, at least for a genre site such as ours, is how much attention has been lavished on Arrival - director Denis Villeneuve’s smart, elegant sci-fi drama.

Arrival has managed to earn itself a highly impressive eight nominations, including Best Director for Denis Villeneuve, Best Adapted Screenplay for Eric Heisserer (the film’s based on Story Of Your Life by Ted Chiang) and Best Production Design. Most impressive of all, »

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Win Deepwater Horizon on Blu-ray

23 January 2017 12:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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To mark the release of Deepwater Horizon on 30th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

On April 20th, 2010, the world’s largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on an article by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul published in the New York Times, this story honours the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

From acclaimed director Peter Berg (Patriot’s Day, Lone Survivor), Deepwater Horizon also features a stellar cast, including Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, The Fighter), Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Bone Tomahawk), John Malkovich (Zoolander 2, Red 2), Gina Rodriguez (TV’s Jane The Virgin), and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner, TV’s Teen Wolf).

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‘Arrival’: How DGA Nominee Denis Villeneuve Shaped His Unique Oscar Contender

12 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

There’s no question that “Arrival” is one of the best-crafted movies of 2016 — its many critics group and guild nominations attest to this. On Oscar nominations morning, the sci-fi drama will likely dominate the field along with “La La Land.” And in a competitive year for the Best Actress Oscar, Amy Adams is in contention for a slot.

Read More: ‘Arrival’ Star Amy Adams: Queen of the Fall Festivals ands Maybe Oscar

All that said, there’s no way this film’s smart script and unique visuals would have survived a studio’s development process.

The movie boasts an unusual pedigree: Independently produced by Fox’s 21 Laps producer Shawn Levy, Film Nation and Lava Bear, and acquired by Paramount at auction for $20 million at Cannes 2014, “Arrival” is far from Hollywood standard fare. It’s custom-made and idiosyncratic in all the right ways. Montreal filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who has charted »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Arrival’: How DGA Nominee Denis Villeneuve Shaped His Unique Oscar Contender

12 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s no question that “Arrival” is one of the best-crafted movies of 2016 — its many critics group and guild nominations attest to this. On Oscar nominations morning, the sci-fi drama will likely dominate the field along with “La La Land.” And in a competitive year for the Best Actress Oscar, Amy Adams is in contention for a slot.

Read More: ‘Arrival’ Star Amy Adams: Queen of the Fall Festivals ands Maybe Oscar

All that said, there’s no way this film’s smart script and unique visuals would have survived a studio’s development process.

The movie boasts an unusual pedigree: Independently produced by Fox’s 21 Laps producer Shawn Levy, Film Nation and Lava Bear, and acquired by Paramount at auction for $20 million at Cannes 2014, “Arrival” is far from Hollywood standard fare. It’s custom-made and idiosyncratic in all the right ways. Montreal filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who has charted »

- Anne Thompson

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First trailer for Jim Carrey’s Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here released

12 January 2017 4:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Get transported back to a simpler time with the first trailer for Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, a series executive produced by Jim Carrey. The 1970s-set show explores the infamous stand-up comedy scene at the time and centers around a group of up-and-coming comics trying to make a name for themselves. Footage in the teaser is accompanied with “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band…

Comedic and dramatic actors alike have been lined up to make up the cast, including Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Rj Cyler (Power Rangers), Ari Graynor (Celeste and Jesse Forever), Clark Duke (The Office), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings), Erik Griffin (Workaholics) and Andrew Santino (Mixology). A slew of guest stars ranging from Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) to Robert Forster (London Has Fallen) will periodically join the main cast members during the show’s run.

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- Justin Cook

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Walk of Fame Honoree Amy Adams on the ‘Emotional Weight’ of Her ‘Arrival’ Role

11 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a scene midway through “Arrival,” Denis Villeneuve’s ethereal meditation on alien life and human loss, in which Amy Adams, who plays a world-renowned linguistics professor named Louise Banks, is forced to contend with the fact that her young daughter, Hannah, senses all is not right in her adolescent world. While Hannah doesn’t fully grasp to what extent her life will come crashing down, Louise does, and that maternal-held knowledge of the impending doom is what makes the moment so crushing, so devastating. It’s a scene that Adams, herself a mother, had to orchestrate very carefully so as to not completely lose herself in the heartbreak of it all.

“Anytime you’re dealing with the loss of a child it’s a place that nobody wants to visit, especially a parent,” says Adams, nominated for both SAG and Golden Globe awards for her lead performance in »

- Malina Saval

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I'm Dying Up Here Trailer: Fear and Laughing in L.A.'s '70s Stand-Up Scene

9 January 2017 5:31 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You know how they say when a stand-up comedian is failing miserably, he’s “dying”? Well, Showtime’s new dramedy I’m Dying Up Here knows all about that feeling.

Set to the groovy tune of “Blinded by the Light,” the first trailer for the upcoming series, set in the stand-up comedy scene of 1970s L.A., delivers just as much angst as it does laughter. And it comes courtesy of a guy who lived through it: Mega-star Jim Carrey, a stand-up veteran himself, is an executive producer.

RelatedShowtime’s Twin Peaks Revival Gets Premiere Date — Plus, How Many Episodes Will It Be? »

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Oscars: A History of the Weinstein Brothers in the Best Picture Category

3 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein (Courtesy: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.

Lion is up against some big threats in the best picture category at the 2017 Oscars, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg — this site’s namesake — lists it as a frontrunner. Other films in contention include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures, Arrival, and Sully. If nominated, Lion — directed by Garth Davis and features the likes of Dev Patel and »

- Carson Blackwelder

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