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Watch: Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Clip Of Jon Hamm

11 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Disney’s upcoming baseball biography Million Dollar Arm might not be out till May 16th, but you can catch a sneak preview with a clip of Jon Hamm discovering how the game works in India.

Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma; Life Of Pi)  and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal; Slumdog Millionaire). The pair are discovered in a reality TV sports competition set up by down on his luck agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) in India. Bernstein brings the duo back to the states to start an intensive training regime with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) in the hope of getting them signed to a major league team.

But what starts out as a cynical money making scheme turns out very differently for Bernstein.

“He learns how to be a better human being,” says Hamm.

Hamm is perhaps best »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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'Million Dollar Arm': Jon Hamm sweats it out in India -- Exclusive Video

10 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jon Hamm is a sucker for baseball movies and a die-hard Cardinals fan, but that’s only part of the reason he chose to make Million Dollar Arm. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), the film, inspired by true events, tells the redemption tale of sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm), a real-life Jerry Maguire who strikes out on his own only to have the ace defensive lineman he’s been trying to land as a client ditch him for a big corporate agency. So in a Hail Mary pass to save his business, Bernstein hightails it »

- Nicole Sperling

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2 States and screen kisses: 'Bollywood is cranking it up a notch'

8 April 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rising stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, from showbiz families, show that Bollywood remains traditional in some quarters, but their new film 2 States is overturning sexual taboos on screen

It's fair to say that the Bollywood film industry remains very much a family affair. Yes, a few so-called outsiders are able to come in and make their mark; however, the advantage tends to lie with those individuals who have grown up within the fraternity. With less than half a dozen releases between the two of them, actors Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor are two examples of a new generation, with their latest film, 2 States, in the can and ready for release.

Kapoor is the son of successful film producer Boney Kapoor and nephew of actor and producer Anil Kapoor (of Slumdog Millionaire fame), so he has grown up on film sets. "Definitely the added advantage is that there's a lot »

- Meera Majithia

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Did Someone Say Superstar? Lea Michele & Rohan Chand Don't Monkey Around.

7 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Lea Michele ("Glee") and Rohan Chand (Jack and Jill) will voice the main characters in the animated musical Bollywood Superstar Monkey. Enchanted director Kevin Lima is helming.

Jan. 12, 2011 - DreamWorks Animation will be doing its first animated musical: Monkeys of Bollywood. The story is based on the Hindy epic poem "The Ramayana" about two monkeys who set out to save the ancient world from a demon. Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman ("Jai Ho") will have scoring and music responsibilities, Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Prince of Egypt, "Glee") will contribute to the songwriting.

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Freida Pinto Looks Gorgeous in New Free People Campaign—See the Pics!

4 April 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Where ya been, Freida Pinto? We've missed you! Of course, we occasionally catch the actress in her L'Oreal TV commercials. And last fall she starred as the sexy seductress in Bruno Mars' Gorilla music video. But we're happy to see the 29-year-old has landed another gig: The new face of Free People. In addition to some truly gorgeous ads, the clothing company also released a short film, Rangeen featuring the Slumdog Millionaire star and super hot male model, Thomas Bull. In the mini flick, the duo set out on a romantic adventure through Freida's native home of India. The pair explore the local shops and even participate in the Holi Festival of Colors together for the ultimate first date. »

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Ferrell To Play Tennis In "Match Maker"

3 April 2014 8:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Will Ferrell is attached to star in 'Walter Mitty' scribe Steve Conrad's "Match Maker" which deals with the legendary battle of the sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Based on Don Van Natta Jr.'s Espn.com article, "The Match Maker" the story follows the high profile rivalry between the two tennis pros and their iconic 1973 tennis match watched by 90 million worldwide.

55-year-old Riggs claimed female tennis was inferior and challenged King to a match. She declined, but women's tennis top player Margaret Court accepted. Riggs beat her 6-2 6-1 thanks to his tricky use of drop shots and lobs, he then went on to taunt all female tennis players.

This prompted King to accept the offer to play Riggs in the nationally televised match. Having learned from Court's loss, King was prepared for Riggs' game and easily beat him 6–4 6–3 6–3. Some have claimed Riggs' loss »

- Garth Franklin

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12 Movies That Tricked You Into Thinking They Had Happy Endings

2 April 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros. Pictures

Who doesn’t love a happy ending? Some will say there’s something to a bit recollective depression, but few screen moments can rival George Bailey wanting to live again or Carl Fredricksen finding a new lease of life. A good dose of optimism in the cinema is the ideal antidote to the crushing depression of the real world (seriously, have you seen how bleak it is out there).

Heck, end happy and you can even get away with (on-screen) murder. Slumdog Millionaire’ full-cast Bollywood dance at the end, made up for two hours chock full of eye gouging and gangster killings. This coloured the feeling of the film so much the film posters even bore a review claim “feel-good film of the year”.

Some films are so desperate to add in a happy ending they’ll do it at the expense of narrative coherence. Ending the film before disaster sets in? »

- Alex Leadbeater

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First titles announced for Sff

1 April 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The 61st Sydney Film Festival today announced 32 films to be featured in this year.s event (June 4-15) in advance of the full program launch on May 7.

The line-up includes the world premiere of The Redfern Story, 19 Australian premieres, 13 features, 11 documentaries and an eight-film retrospective on maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman. Altman.s son, filmmaker Michael Altman, will attend festival and introduce several of the Altman screenings.

Darlene Johnson.s The Redfern Story chronicles the volatile birth of the first all-Indigenous theatre company, the National Black Theatre. It features interviews with indigenous media pioneer Lester Bostock, writer Gerry Bostock, actor Lillian Crombie, activist-academic Gary Foley, academic Marcia Langton, actors Rachael Maza, Bryan Brown and Bindi Williams. .We are pleased to present this sneak preview of 32 of the 180-plus films in this year.s program,. said Festival Director Nashen Moodley. .We have gathered a selection of the best films from the »

- Staff writer

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So, Where Has Lupita Nyong'o Been Since Oscar Sunday?

1 April 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Lupita Nyong'o has been lying relatively low since her big Oscar win, and while she certainly deserves a break from the limelight, we have to admit we miss seeing her on the scene. We decided to catch up on what the 12 Years a Slave star has been doing since March 2, and as it turns out, she's kept pretty busy over the past month with an enviable blend of travel, relaxation, and work. Read on to see what, exactly, Lupita's been up to since snagging that gold statuette. Taking a Staycation in NYC Lupita settled in for a much-deserved hideaway at the Empire Hotel in Manhattan last week. The actress shared a snap of herself on Instagram cozying up in a robe monogrammed with her initials. Spending a Rainy Day at the Movies Just saw the movie The Lunchbox: the perfect heartwarming love story period, but especially on a cold… »

- Lindsay Miller

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Posters for Million Dollar Arm, Palo Alto, and A Haunted House 2

31 March 2014 7:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few posters to round up before the night ends: Million Dollar Arm - Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Pitobash, and Alan Arkin star in the Disney sports drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (Fright Night). Palo Alto - Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Claudia Levy, Chris Messina, and Val Kilmer star in Gia Coppola's debut feature about a group of teens, based on short stories by Franco. A Haunted House 2 - Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, and Cedric The Entertainer star in the horror spoof sequel, directed by Michael Tiddes. Check out the posters after the jump. Million Dollar Arm opens May 16.  Poster via the Million Dollar Arm Facebook page: Official synopsis: In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, Jb Bernstein »

- Brendan Bettinger

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’12 Years a Slave’ Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

31 March 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London – Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network’s support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September.

Ross has been a doughty champion of innovative and risk-taking independent filmmaking during her decade-long tenure as head of Channel 4’s filmmaking arm Film4, which has backed such films as Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” and Kevin Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland.”

This approach to filmmaking, which is in line with Channel 4’s remit to deliver content to the audience that “demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programs,” and that “exhibits a distinctive character,” will continue after Ross’ departure, Abraham says, but her successor will be encouraged to shape Film4’s editorial policy.

“In a creative »

- Leo Barraclough

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’12 Years a Slave’ Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

31 March 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network’s support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September.

Ross has been a doughty champion of innovative and risk-taking independent filmmaking during her decade-long tenure as head of Channel 4’s filmmaking arm Film4, which has backed such films as Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” and Kevin Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland.”

This approach to filmmaking, which is in line with Channel 4’s remit to deliver content to the audience that “demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programs,” and that “exhibits a distinctive character,” will continue after Ross’ departure, Abraham says, but her successor will be encouraged to shape Film4’s editorial policy.

“In a creative »

- Leo Barraclough

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Jon Hamm Receives CinemaCon Award & Screens Million Dollar Arm

26 March 2014 7:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon

Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.

Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.

In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein »

- Michelle McCue

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Channel 4 film and drama controller Tessa Ross joins National Theatre

26 March 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 has announced that Tessa Ross is to stand down as controller of film and drama.

Ross will join the National Theatre as chief executive, replacing Nick Starr from November.

She will work alongside outgoing director Nicholas Hynter before fully taking up the role in April 2015, with Rufus Norris replacing Hynter.

Lisa Burger will remain as the Nt's chief operating officer.

Tessa Ross joined Channel 4 back in 2000, before becoming head of Film4 in 2003. She was later appointed controller of film and drama in 2008.

During her time at Film4, she was involved in developing and financing films including 12 Years a Slave, Slumdog Millionaire, The Last King of Scotland and The Iron Lady.

She was previously head of drama at the BBC's independent commissioning group, launching shows such as Clocking Off and Playing the Field.

Ross was also on the National Theatre's board from 2011 to 2014, and was previously a governor »

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Tessa Ross to leave Film4

26 March 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Long-time Film4 head Tessa Ross is stepping down from her role later this year to become chief executive of the National Theatre.

Ross will remain in the post until September 2014, and will stay on as chair of the Growth Fund Advisory Council.

She has been on the board of the prestigious Theatre for the past three years.

Her 13-year tenure at the broadcaster began in 2000. She became Head of Film4 in 2003, followed by her current position of Controller of Film and Drama in 2008.

Her exit follows deputy head of film Katherine Butler’s departure from Film4 in January.

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham will look to fill Ross’ role in the next months.

Abraham said: “Tessa has made as big a contribution to Channel 4 as anyone in its history. I would like to personally thank her for her extraordinary commitment, talent and leadership over 13 remarkable years. I am looking forward to working with her over »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Photography Starts On Our Kind Of Traitor; Stars Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris And Jeremy Northam

25 March 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Studiocanal, Film4 and The Ink Factory, in association with Potboiler Productions, have announced the start of shooting in London of Our Kind Of Traitor.

Susanna White directs this adaptation of John le Carré’s novel from a script by Hossein Amini, with a cast headed by Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, and Jeremy Northam.

An English couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris), are taking a holiday in Marrakech. By chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima (Skarsgard) who owns a villa and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.

What else he wants propels the couple on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.

Our Kind Of Traitor is »

- Michelle McCue

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Sam Worthington and Robin Wright to join 'Everest' ensemble

24 March 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sam Worthington and Robin Wright will be taking a break away from the worlds of "Avatar" and "House of Cards" soon to join the ensemble cast of Baltasar Kormákur's "Everest," Deadline reports. The Universal Pictures production is based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book "Into Thin Air" about 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which claimed the lives of eight people attempting to reach the summit in May of that year. It ended up being the single deadliest year in Everest's history as some 15 people died in similar attempts. Principle photography on the picture started in February. Worthington and Wright will star alongside Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Hawkes as members of two different expeditions. Kormákur is coming off of the successful actioner "2 Guns" but "Everest" seems to hold more in common with his 2012 Best Foreign Language Film shortlister "The Deep," which told a different true story of man against the elements. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sam Worthington & Robin Wright Join Universal’s ‘Everest’ Expedition

24 March 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set Sam Worthington and House Of CardsRobin Wright to the ensemble cast of Everest. They join Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson and Thomas Wright in the Baltasar Kormakur-directed true saga of a disastrous attempt to scale the summit of the world’s highest mountain when they were hit by a fierce snowstorm near the top. Worthington will play Guy Cotter and Wright will play Beck Weather’s wife, Peach. Pic is shooting right now in Nepal on the base of Everest, as well as the Italian Dolomites and Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK. Universal will release the film September 18, 2015 and it’s a co-production between Universal, Working Title and Cross Creek Pictures, in association with Walden Media. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Universal pushes 'Everest' release to Sept. 2015

21 March 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Universal Pictures has pushed back the release date of the upcoming epic adventure Everest.

The film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and John Hawkes was originally scheduled for release in 3D and IMAX on February 27, 2015. Instead, the film will now have a fall release seven months later on September 18th, 2015.

Universal had no official comment for the reason for the move. Could it possibly have to do with the other Everest movie being made?

Everest tells the true story of two different expeditions challenged by harsh elements that result in an epic  struggle for survival. The film is directed by »

- Jake Perlman

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Kush, Maryan, Monsoon Shootout to screen at Cleveland International Film Festival

17 March 2014 9:50 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

A still from Maryan

The 38th Cleveland International Film Festival will screen Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout, Bharatbala’s Maryan and Shubhashish Bhutiyani’s Kush. In addition, Shahzeb Kohari and Mirat Trivedi’s short film Life Calling and Arpita Kumar’s My Dear Americans will also be screened at the festival.

Cleveland International Film Festival will take place from March 19-30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

KushLife Calling and My Dear Americans will be screened in the Shorts Programme of the festival. Kush, based on the Sikhs riots of 1984, won the Orizzonti award for Best Short Film at Venice Film Festival and was long-listed for the Oscars. Read Shubhashish Bhutiani’s interview here. The Taste is not the Same (USA) by Kavita Pillay, about an Indian-American couple in the Us, will also be screened in the same section.

Bharatbala’s Tamil-language film Maryan, featuring Tamil stars Dhanush and Parvathy, is »

- NewsDesk

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