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It's the battle of the real life Disney princes and princesses! We ranked nine former Disney Channel actors and actresses who are now even bigger stars—huge, in fact! No. 9 on our list is Shia Labeouf, 29, who starred on Even Stevens as Louis Stevens. The show aired for three seasons until 2003, after which he appeared in big box office films such as Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Then came several years of some rather strange, headline-making behavior, a rehab stint and a brief retirement from public life. Labeouf can be seen »
Actress Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will guest-star in a recurring role on the upcoming season of New Girl, appearing in a multi-episode arc of the hit comedy as Zooey Deschanel takes maternity leave. Megan Fox will play "Reagan," a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft when she rents out Jess' (series star Zooey Deschanel) room while she is sequestered on jury duty. Megan Fox will first appear in the sixth episode of the upcoming season, scheduled to premiere in January 2016. Said executive producer Liz Meriwether about the temporary swap.
"It's insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it. I've been a fan of her comedic skills since This is 40, and I'm so excited to have her on the show.  We had »
The rumor machine behind Transformers 5 probably won't kick into high gear until after 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi hits theaters early next year. Right now, director Michael Bay is focusing all of his energy on that true-life action drama. In the meantime, a writers' room full of stellar talent led by Akiva Goldsman is concocting the prefect screenplay for Transformers 5, which will hopefully get the okay from Michael Bay. One of the voice actors behind the franchise has opened up just a tiny little bit about what we can expect. And according to Mark Ryan, we're going to see this latest adventure split into two distinct directions.
Mark Ryan has voiced Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and returned to voice Lockdown in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Speaking during the "Wings and Wheels" convention in the United Kingdom, he explained that Transformers 5 will go down two very separate roads. »
Set in the future when humanity has spread out into interplanetary colonies, Kellan Lutz plays a drifter who falls in with an off-world military contractor (Daniel MacPherson) trying to rescue his daughter (Teagan Croft) from peril while evading a global crisis caused by the military contracting company he works for.
Lucas and Ford will play the roles of Gyp and Bill respectively. The film is currently shooting in both Sydney and the Australian Outback. Temuera Morrison, Bren Foster, Rachel Griffiths, Firass Dirani, Dwaine Stevenson and Grace Huang also star.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Science fiction action thriller SFv1 has blasted two new cast members into space, adding Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen) and Luke Ford (Deadline Gallipoli). Set in the future when humanity has spread out into interplanetary colonies, the film follows Sy (Kellan Lutz) , a drifter who falls in with Kane (Daniel MacPherson), an off-world military contractor trying to rescue his daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) from peril while evading a global crisis caused by… »
Tony Todd (likely forever to be otherwise known as Candyman) has been cast as the voice of the villain Zoom in Season 2 of CW's hit series "The Flash," based on the DC Comics superhero. “Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd!" If there's one thing that they 6'5" actor is popular for, it's his deep voice. Past voice work on »
- Tambay A. Obenson
In this week’s round-up of the global box office scene:
• China furthers track record of saving troubled Hollywood properties
• Bride Wars shows foreign remakes of Us films becoming financially viable
• Hitman: Agent 47 built for stealth killing in overseas markets
He’ll be back. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dusty catchphrase was looking a mite optimistic a few weeks ago, after Terminator Genisys’s under-powered launch – as was Paramount’s decision to pencil in a 19 May 2017 release for a sixth instalment to the franchise. A stonking $27.4m opening Sunday in China changes all that, boosting the $155m-budget film much closer to the $400m mark, and the kind of profit margin that gets dead android fingers twitching again. It’s the country’s fourth biggest opening day, behind Furious 7 ($63m), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($33.9m) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($30m) – and far in advance of the Us first day »
- Phil Hoad
It couldn't even crack $90 million at the domestic box office, it's the worst performing of all "The Terminator" sequels, and critics roasted it over the coals, and yet, Paramount has been mum about the the future of the series following "Terminator: Genisys." A sequel is still slated for May 19, 2017 and there's lots of time left for executives to make a decision either way about whether or not they'll press forward, but this latest news from overseas has to be somewhat heartening. 'Genisys' opened in China this weekend where it nabbed the fourth biggest debut ever for an American film in the country. The $27.4 million single day haul put it behind "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen," "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," and "Furious 7." Basically, it's in some very good blockbuster company. 'Genisys' also beat the preview screening and single day grosses of the billion dollar hit of "Jurassic World." Read More: 7 Ways. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Some films are bad. In fact some films are so bad, even the actors promoting them can't deny just how bad they are, as these cinematic turncoats prove...
1. George Clooney: "I think we might have killed the franchise."
Film: Batman & Robin (1997)
Box office: $238.2 million
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%
"My phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said, 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn't believe it!
"I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie. I think we might have killed the franchise."
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "It's the worst film I have ever made."
Film: Red Sonja (1985)
Box office: $6.9 million
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%
"It's the worst film I have ever made. »
Ask anyone who’s been to their multiplex recently and they’ll tell you that 2015 is already one of the greatest times in recent years for action movies, with Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7 and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation earning as much in audience goodwill as they made at the box office.
Regardless of how the rest of the year turns out, the story of 2015 will cherish their memory while excluding movies about genetically engineered hitmen, CIA agents in the 1960s or anything that starred Jai Courtney. This is a good thing.
In too many previous years, drought conditions prevailed. The choice was between a remake, a film about a Caucasian superhero with problems or a sequel to a movie based on a toy line. No offence intended to the filmmakers, but every time a movie like Transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen makes money, an angel dies and falls from Heaven. »
- Ian Watson
See Also: New images from Knight of Cups
Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, »
- Gary Collinson
Some movies are famously bad because everybody and their grandmother saw them. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a good example. Others gain their notoriety from a sense of mystery, none more so than Jerry Lewis’ 1971 holocaust curio The Day the Clown Cried.
Made almost 45-years ago, The Day the Clown Cried follows a German clown sent to a concentration camp during WW2 for treason. There he becomes a sort of pied-piper, leading children to gas chambers and their resulting deaths. Sound a bit dodgy? Well, now you understand why it’s such a subject of infamy.
Adding to the movie’s legend is the fact it never received any sort of wide release, the sole copy of the film remaining in Lewis’ possession, hidden away due to its potentially offensive narrative. The comedian has been staunch about keeping it locked-up, but a report in The La Times suggests »
- Daniel Kelly
Based on the toyline, Idw’s current Transformers comics and the upcoming video game Transformers: Devastation, the series will see Optimus Prime and the Autobots dealing with the emergence of gestalt technology, where several transformers merge into one being. Both the Autobots and Decepticons have several teams of combiners, though the Decepticons often are the only ones that do so in most media. The most famous combiner in Transformers lore is Devastator, a gestalt made up of the Decepticon team called Constructicons. They were fan favourite characters in the G1 cartoon series and (poorly) brought to life in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
See Also: New gameplay trailer for Transformers: Devastation
Machinima and »
- Ricky Church
Directed by Alan Taylor, Genisys returns to the Oscar winning Terminator franchise to take familiar characters in a new direction. When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: to reset the future.
- Michelle McCue
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Grammy winning composer Lorne Balfe creates an action-packed, emotive score for Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance Productions’ Terminator Genisys, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, and Jai Courtney. Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer is the Executive Music Producer.
With the movie building from 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, including shot-for-shot recreations, Lorne Balfe’s score needed to honor the tradition of the past Terminator films while adding bold, new music to fit the action and emotions of Genisys.
In addition to propelling the action, Balfe’s score needed to tap into the film’s emotional core as it explores themes of freedom and guardianship. “The score contains everything but the kitchen sink. It’s a hybrid score, and although there are these massive action cues, »
- Michelle McCue
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Transformers: Age of Extinction was supposed to right the wrongs of the blockbuster franchise, with Michael Bay promising something different. He claimed it would be a better movie. That didn't quite turn out as planned. While Transformers 4 has it's moments, it is the lowest earning movie in the series, and the lowest rated as well. People hated this latest installment, even though it was meant to be a reboot with all new characters, a new setting, and a smaller, more intimate band of Autobots. Heck, it even introduced the Dinobots. But that did little to shake fans out of their explosion-induced coma. These monstrous metal beasts came in too late in a movie that was already over stuffed with insanity. So, with Transformers 5, Paramount is going to try once again to make something that is awesome, amazing, and everything we'd want in a Transformers movie. They've even set »
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
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