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Vine Alternative Investments, which earlier this month acquired controlling interest in Village Roadshow, has acquired Manchester Library Company. The deal is for the library’s 30-title slate that includes Oscar-nominated The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Limitless, Immortals, Dear John and more. The catalog also includes the Rogue film library and other indie pics. The deal includes underlying remake and sequel rights to many of the titles, which Vine says grossed a… »
Given the right role, it’s distinctly possible that there’s nobody better in the business than Christian Bale. He can just own the screen and dominate a film. There’s a reason why he’s an Academy Award winner and slowly becoming someone that voters seem to look for a reason to cite. Oscar aside, he’s simply a throwback method style actor and that’s compelling for audience members. This week, he co-stars in The Promise, while also being rumored as the choice of filmmaker Adam McKay to play Dick Cheney in a biopic set for 2018. Even as a big time A-lister, the sky remains the limit for Bale. The film is a period piece, centered on a love triangle during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Michael (Oscar Isaac), a rather brilliant medical student, is wooing the beautiful and highly sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), but »
- Joey Magidson
On April 21, 2017 comes the story of love surviving the fall of a mighty empire. From Open Road Films, The Promise stars Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina), Academy Award® winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), and is directed by Academy Award® winner Terry George.
In this brand new clip, Armenian artist Ana (Charlotte le Bon) introduces American journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale) to her new friend and fellow Armenian, Michael (Oscar Isaac). See them toast to a new friendship here:
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, »
- Movie Geeks
Comedy currently shooting in Brooklyn.
Ringwald and d’Arcy James star in All These Small Moments as parents of a teenage boy who develops a crush on a woman he sees on a bus.
All These Small Moments is currently shooting in Brooklyn and will debut in 2018. UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights.
d’Arcy starred in Spotlight and the Netflix original series 13 Reasons »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Amy Adams has been named as the 2017 recipient of the American Cinematheque Award, a press release has announced. The honor recognizes “an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures.” The five-time Oscar nominee will be presented with the award at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. Scheduled for November 10 in Beverly Hills, the event will include tributes from colleagues and friends of Adams.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Adams is one of the most beloved, admired, and respected actresses in movies today. Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival’ to blockbusters like ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Man of Steel,’ combining strong reviews and commercial success.” He continued, “Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities.”
“Arrival” was indeed a critical favorite, but the 2016 sci-fi pic also made a serious dent at the box office. The story of a renowned linguist (Adams) assigned the high-stakes mission of communicating with alien visitors grossed nearly $200 million worldwide on a budget of $47 million.
Including Adams, there have been 31 recipients of the American Cinematheque Award, and just six of them have been women. The previous female honorees are Bette Midler, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, and Reese Witherspoon.
Adams received Oscar nominations for her performances in “American Hustle,” “The Master,” “The Fighter,” “Doubt,” and “Junebug.” She is currently in production on “Sharp Objects,” Marti Noxon’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel of the same name. Adams will star in and executive produce the HBO series, which is centered on a Chicago-based reporter who was recently treated at a psych hospital for self-harm. She reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown, Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of two preteen girls.
Amy Adams to Receive American Cinematheque Award was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired, and respected actresses in movies today.”
“Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival’ to blockbusters like ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Man of Steel,’ combining strong reviews and commercial success. Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities. She has been honored with many nominations and awards from critics, fans and industry organizations all over the world. In the words of one of her directors, »
- Dave McNary
Amy Adams will receive the 31st American Cinematheque Award in a November ceremony in Beverly Hills, the American Cinematheque announced on Tuesday. Adams is a five-time Academy Award nominee for “American Hustle,” “The Master,” “The Fighter,” “Doubt” and “Junebug.” Her other films include “Arrival,” “Big Eyes,” “Enchanted,” “Nocturnal Animals” and “Man of Steel.” Her next film is “Justice League Part One,” and she is also working on the upcoming HBO drama series “Sharp Objects.” “Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities,” said American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita in. »
- Steve Pond
Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, while Tatiana Maslany plays his girlfriend Erin Hurley, in a story about love triumphing over adversity. Clancy Brown (“Hail, Caesar!”) portrays Bauman’s father and Miranda Richardson plays his mother Patty Bauman.
Inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times bestseller by Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Gyllenhaal as the working-class Boston man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing gained worldwide notice.
Bauman was waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line of »
- Dave McNary
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
So we’re going to try something different this week, because the Weekend Warrior has been getting a little long in the tooth, and we’re worried that our busy readers may prefer shorter and more concise pieces. We’ll give this a try over the next few weeks and maybe I’ll write a little more when there’s a bigger movie opening.
This past weekend, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast reigned supreme with nearly $175 million--over $20 million more than my prediction (ouch!)--and even with a substantial drop this weekend, it’s unlikely that any of the three new movies will be able to »
- Edward Douglas
By Jose Solís
Few actors can command the screen like Melissa Leo. She has cemented her status as a true scene stealing chameleon in films like The Fighter, Frozen River, Mildred Pierce, and The Big Short. And while she’s mostly regarded as a character, read supporting, actor, she gets a chance to show off her leading lady chops in The Most Hated Woman in America which debuts this week on Netflix. She plays atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair who led a campaign that banned Bible readings in public schools.
Leo infuses the part with heart and courage, so that she becomes a perfect embodiment of the notion that the personal should be political. Director Tommy O’Haver uses Madalyn’s kidnapping and horrific murder, to frame a film that aims to reach everyone’s humanity, regardless of their religious beliefs. Anchored by Leo’s majestic performance, it becomes »
“Most Hated Woman in America”
Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins — these are the names most closely associated with atheism in the United States. But this wasn’t always the case. It was in fact a woman who founded “American Atheists,” an influential organization dedicated to defending the civil liberties of atheists and the separation of church and state. Described as “the most hated woman in America” by Life magazine, Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s story is brought to life by Melissa Leo in a new Netflix film, for which a trailer has just been released.
“What the hell is going on in here?” Murray O’Hair (Leo) asks as she bursts into her son’s classroom after hearing the children and their teacher recite The Lord’s Prayer. “In the constitution, there’s something called the First Amendment. The school board cannot force my son to pray — or anyone else,” she tells the class. When the teacher glibly suggests that Murray O’Hair sue the school board, she decides to do just that.
Rather than focus on the landmark court cast that followed, the true-crime biopic depicts Murray O’Hair’s disappearance, which occurred in 1995, more than 20 years after a Supreme Court ruling put an official end to Bible-reading in American public schools.
“Most Hated Woman in America’ captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others,” Netflix’s summary reads. The film co-stars Juno Temple (“Vinyl”), Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), and Josh Lucas (“The Mysteries of Laura”).
Leo won an Oscar in 2011 for her supporting role in David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” and received a nod in 2009 for her leading role in Courtney Hunt’s “Frozen River.” Her recent credits include Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” “Wayward Pines,” and Margaret Betts’ “Novitiate,” which premiered at Sundance in January.
Trailer Watch: Melissa Leo Is an Atheist with a Cause in “Most Hated Woman in America” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
“Beauty and the Beast,” the fairy tale, dates back nearly 300 years. It’s had a long and winning life in film, television, and the theater, culminating, for recent generations, in 1991 with Disney’s animated version of the story of unbounded love. Now, Disney’s new live-action version of “Beauty,” which has experienced a small tempest over an “exclusively gay moment” — a novelty for a conservative and tradition-bound company — is on pace for a robust $120 million opening weekend.
That’s due in no small part to the contribution of the two veteran producers charged with bringing a fresh jolt to the age-old tale. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman knew they faced a formidable challenge when they were handed the reins to one of Disney’s crown jewels in 2013. When they assembled their cast for the first time for a reading in early 2015 at Shepperton Studios outside London, anticipation and pressure were high. »
- James Rainey
As war and chaos tear apart an empire, love finds a way to survive in The Promise, from Open Road Films, a trailer for which has just landed online. Starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina), Academy Award® winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), and directed by Academy Award® winner Terry George. Watch The Promise trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions »
- Paul Heath
Top 10 Oscar Winning MomentsTop 10 Oscar Winning MomentsAdriana Floridia2/23/2017 3:45:00 Pm
The most exciting part of the Oscars is obviously the winners.
Everybody there, no matter how confident they are in their chances, wants to win an Oscar. Oftentimes, these talents are calm and collected while they experience what may very well be the best moment of their lives. Other times, they expose the sheer excitement they're feeling.
With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we're taking the chance to throwback to some of the best Oscar winning moments in history. We're hoping this year can deliver some equally iconic moments.
10. Melissa Leo
Won: Best Supporting Actress- The Fighter (2011)
Moment: Rated R for Coarse Language
Won: Best Actor- The Revenant (2016)
Moment: The end of all Internet Memes (He Finally Won)
Won: Best Supporting Actor- Jerry Maguire (1997)
Moment: I Love You
Won: Best Supporting »
- Adriana Floridia
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
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. »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
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 Fighter, Patriots Day and The Finest Hours, the latter based on a book by Sherman....
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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, »
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
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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