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James Mangold has set his sights on a film titled The Deep Blue Good-By at Fox, picking up where Oliver Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio were once attached and working on a draft of the screenplay previously written by Dennis Lehane (author of "Shutter Island" and "Gone Baby Gone"). amz asin="B009FKTTMQ" size="small"The story is based on the books by John D. MacDonald centering on his long-running character Travis McGee, this being the first in the series. Here's the book's plot: Travis McGee isn't particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who's been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allenc What Travis isn't anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior's latest victim, Lois Atkinson. Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, »
- Brad Brevet
As you know, Leonardo DiCaprio signs up for a lot of projects, and as you might expect, not all of them get made. Way back in 2010, the actor was attached to star in "The Deep Blue Good-By," with Oliver Stone to direct. It was viewed as a potential franchise starter, but for whatever reason, it never really got moving and the pair moved on. But now, 20th Century Fox are turning to James Mangold to make to it happen. "The Wolverine" helmer is now slated to direct 'Good-By,' with the latest draft of the script penned by Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River," "Shutter Island"). Based on the 1964 book by John D. MacDonald, the story centers on Travis McGee, a Florida-based “salvage consultant” who, as is usual with this genre of pulpy fare, tends to get mixed up with women and in far deeper than you might expect. Here's the Amazon »
- Kevin Jagernauth
If you are determined to reboot a fractured and scattered movie franchise such as Terminator, there is only one way to tie it all together before moving forward, and that’s with the original cyborg himself. Speaking recently to TheArnoldFans.com at the Arnold Sports Festival, Schwarzenegger took time to tease the upcoming fifth instalment – Terminator: Genesis.
“I’m really looking forward to that because, as you know, the last time they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor, and so I couldn’t be in that movie. But, now I’m back again and they are very excited about having me in the film, and David Ellison, who has produced all the big movies lately, has plenty of money to do it well. He’s in partnership with Paramount Pictures who are going to release the movie through their distribution. I’m really looking forward to that »
- Sarah Myles
Non-Stop and Son of God ruled the box office over Oscar weekend. The Liam Neeson action movie took first place with $28.9 million, while Son of God was an impressive runner-up.Meanwhile, Disney Animation's Frozen became the 18th movie ever to earn over $1 billion worldwide. More importantly, it's only the fifth movie ever to hit that milestone that's not a sequel or prequel. With an opening in Japan on the way, Frozen will likely end its run in the Top 10 all-time.Playing at 3,090 locations, Non-Stop led the way with $28.9 million. That's a significant step up from recent Neeson movies Unknown ($21.9 million) and The Grey ($19.7 million). It's also on par with similar movies like Olympus Has Fallen ($30.4 million) and Inside Man ($29 million). Following Lone Survivor and Ride Along, this is the third movie from Universal Pictures to open in the top spot this year. Even more impressive is the fact that all »
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For the third weekend in a row, The Lego Movie easily took first place at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii both attracted little interest from moviegoers.The Lego Movie fell 37 percent to an estimated $31.5 million. That's the second-highest third weekend ever for an animated movie behind Shrek 2 ($37.9 million). Through 17 days the movie has earned $183.2 million, and Warner Bros. recently announced that they are moving ahead with a sequel (currently scheduled for Memorial Day 2017). In second place, 3 Days to Kill opened to an estimated $12.3 million. That's a bit lower than The Family, which was the last collaboration between Relativity Media and French producer Luc Besson. It is at least a minor improvement over recent EuropaCorp outings like Colombiana ($10.4 million) and From Paris with Love ($8.2 million). More so than other Besson productions, 3 Days to Kill seemed like a close relative to 2009 hit Taken: both movies »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
In decades of tracking the Academy Awards, I honestly can’t recall any category, in any year, when a race was as fiercely, thrillingly white-hot competitive as this year’s Best Actor race. Just think about it: Not one, not two, not three, but four of the nominees each stands a very real chance of winning. Consider each scenario, and you’ll realize it’s true. When Jennifer Lawrence gets up to present the Best Actor award and tears open that envelope, if she ends up saying, “And the Oscar goes to…Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave,” it will not be a shock, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Back in September we reported that Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson and The Place Beyond The Pines star Dane DeHaan had joined new project Life. Today we can add Sir Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi to the cast list.
Pattinson will feature as freelance photographer Dennis Stock, hired by Life Magazine to create a photo-visual report on actor James Dean (to be played by DeHaan). The film will depict their cross-country journey and the friendship that forms between the two. It has not been revealed who Kingsley (Shutter Island) and Mastronardi (To Rome With Love) will play.
After disappearing off the acting scene for a while it’ll be good to see Pattinson back in action, especially alongside DeHaan; they’ll form an unlikely pair on screen. Kingsley is a classic star, but I haven’t seen anything featuring Alessandra – maybe this will help shoot her name into the Hollywood stratosphere? »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
The Terminator always said he'd be back and his upcoming reboot is beginning to fill in its casting list. After testing a handful of young actors, Paramount has chosen A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney to play the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis. Fans of the franchise know that Reese is the father of John Connor and the love interest of Sarah Connor. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is on board to play Sarah Connor while Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke will play John Connor. The reboot is being directed by Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor off a script by Shutter Island's Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry's Patrick Lussier. Plot details have not been revealed, but Genesis will be the first of a stand-alone...
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After being rumored for the role last month, Variety has confirmed that A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney will play Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator reboot. Courtney marks the third actor to play the character in the series, following Michael Biehn in The Terminator and Anton Yelchin in Terminator Salvation . The first in a stand-alone trilogy, the new Terminator is already set to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke. David Ellison will produce with Laeta Kalorgridis ( Avatar , Shutter Island ) and Patrick Lussier ( Drive Angry ) attached to write the screenplay. Set to be directed by Thor: The Dark World 's Alan Taylor, the film will open in theaters on July »
There are so many sub-genres in horror. The vampire movie, zombie apocalypses, torture porn. But there's nothing more classic and purely fright-inducing than the things that go bump in the night. To celebrate this week's release of The Invoking, we bring you our Top 13 Favorite Haunted House Movies.
Is anything creepier than when your own house turns against you? You can (theoretically) get away from zombies, vamps, slashers and werewolves. But when your own home sweet home is the enemy… it's tough to recover from that.
We have some great Honorable Mentions to start off with. Fantastic director James Wan really seems to have a knack for the haunted house movie as he has one entry on the list itself and also gets a nod for Insidious, a creative look at the inner, an outer, workings of a haunted house. A Haunting in Connecticut was impressive as, in addition to the actual haunting going on, »
- Scott Hallam
Cinema history has a few great double-up years: 12-month periods in which a classic filmmaker had not one but two great films. Mel Brooks may be the most notorious, releasing two of the best comedies of all time in 1974 (“Blazing Saddles” & “Young Frankenstein”) and Steven Spielberg has arguably done it a few times, inarguably in 1993 (“Jurassic Park” & “Schindler’s List”) and he would double-up again in 2002 (“Minority Report” & “Catch Me If You Can”) and 2011 (“Tintin” & “War Horse”).
One of the most-often forgotten double-up years was Alfred Hitchcock’s first year as an American filmmaker — 1940, which saw the premiere of “Rebecca” in April and “Foreign Correspondent” in August. The former has been a Criterion inductee for years and the latter joins the most important club in Blu-ray/DVD history this week in a finely-transferred and wonderfully accompanied release.
“Rebecca” has the higher historical pedigree, largely because it’s less dry »
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Exclusive: Famous prohibition agent Eliot Ness wasn’t even 30 years old when hit the pinnacle in his career by taking down Al Capone with his law enforcement team dubbed The Untouchables. The following two decades of his life are the subject of Ness, a drama series in development at Wgn America from The Blacklist duo of Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment. The project is based on Douglas Perry’s biography Eliot Ness: The Rise And Fall Of An American Hero, which is being published next week. The adaptation will be written by renowned crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island; Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone), with Sony TV-based Michael Dinner (Justified) set to direct. The two are executive producing with Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox. Ness’ 1029-31 heroics going after crime boss Capone in Chicago were chronicled in the 1959 ABC drama series The Untouchables starring Robert Stack »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
We've already featured a great talk with Martin Scorsese from David Poland and his Dp/30 interview series, and now another big part of The Wolf of Wall Street sits down for an interesting 30-minute chat. Jonah Hill has been on quite the promotional and awards season run for his Oscar nominated supporting performance in the controversial drama, and he indicates as much at the beginning of this interview. And then he dives into some interesting stories, including how Dustin Hoffman actually had a pivotal part in launching Hill's career as an actor, thanks to his son Jake Hoffman. The whole interview is great. Watch! Here's the interview with Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street (via Movies.com): The Wolf of Wall Street is directed by legendary Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of everything from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Cape Fear to Goodfellas to Casino »
- Ethan Anderton
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will open the 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of a brand new restoration of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1955). TCM’s own Robert Osborne, who serves as official host for the festival, will introduce Oklahoma!, with the film’s star, Academy Award®-winner Shirley Jones, in attendance. Vanity Fair will also return for the fifth year as a festival partner and co-presenter of the opening night after-party. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide withTCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.
In addition, the festival has added several high-profile guests to this year’s lineup, including Oscar®-winning director William Friedkin, who will attend for the screening of the U.S. premiere restoration of his suspenseful cult classic Sorcerer (1977); Kim Novak, who »
- Melissa Thompson
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
This week, New York’s iconic [Bow Tie Cinemas] Ziegfeld Theatre, located at 141 W. 54th St. in Manhattan, will host “A Film Retrospective Celebrating the Creative Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.” The legendary director and actor have teamed up on five films since 2002: Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). For the most recent of those, DiCaprio has been nominated for the best actor Oscar, Scorsese has been nominated for the best director Oscar and the film itself has been nominated for the best picture Oscar.
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- Terence Johnson
Financial comedy becomes director's top-grossing film ever, as director reveals early experiment with quaaludes
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The haul for Scorsese's tale of 80s and 90s excess beat the $294m made by psychological thriller Shutter Island in 2010. The film is likely to continue pulling in cinemagoers if it triumphs at next month's Oscars, where Scorsese, star/producer Leonardo DiCaprio and co-star Jonah Hill are all up for prizes.
Success for The Wolf of Wall Street suggests the various controversies surrounding it – whether Scorsese's treatment amounts to a condoning of fraud, whether any animals were harmed in its making – have done little to damage the interest of cinemagoers. It is less certain whether the film's scenes of »
- Ben Child
This week, New York's iconic [Bow Tie Cinemas] Ziegfeld Theatre, located at 141 W. 54th St. in Manhattan, will host "A Film Retrospective Celebrating the Creative Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio." The legendary director and actor have teamed up on five films since 2002: Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2009) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). For the most recent of those, DiCaprio has been nominated for the best actor Oscar, Scorsese has been nominated for the best director Oscar and the film itself has been nominated for
- Scott Feinberg
Leonardo DiCaprio has worked on a slew of monumental films with veteran director Martin Scorsese, from The Departed to Shutter Island; The Wolf of Wall Street is the latest addition to the list. At yesterday's luncheon for Academy Award nominees, Leonardo talked about the disgusting behavior in the film and explained how it's meant to portray the darker nature of our culture. He also gave a little more insight into his relationship with Martin and why they make a good creative pair. Watch the interview above! »
- Ryan Roschke
The recent success of “The Wolf of Wall Street” made something very clear: When Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese get together, magic happens. To celebrate their many triumphant collaborations, a two-day film retrospective will be held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City Feb. 13 and 14. A conversation with DiCaprio, Academy Award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Terence Winter will be moderated by Kent Jones of the New York Film Society at Lincoln Center, and take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, after screenings of “The Aviator” and “The Departed.” The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Friday’s lineup will include “Shutter Island” and “Gangs of New York.” »
For years, Martin Scorsese’s most famous collaborator was Robert De Niro, who starred in the director’s most iconic movies, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas. In recent years, the director has formed a similar relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, making five celebrated films. The Departed, their third movie together, finally won Scorsese his elusive Oscar for Best Director, and last year’s The Wolf of Wall Street is currently up for five Oscars, including two each for both men, who also produced the movie.
This Thursday and Friday at New York’s hallowed Ziegfeld Theater, all »
- Jeff Labrecque
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