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Kip Moore and Jon Pardi Discuss Their Favorite Movies and Show Off Their Acting Skills

26 September 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kip Moore and Jon Pardi are country singers, but they could also be actors - and pretty good ones. The pair, who will join forces for Moore's Me and My Kind tour this fall, recently met up to get better acquainted and wound up showing off a different set of performing skills in a hilarious promo clip. "If we're going to be spending this amount of quality time together, we got to know a little bit more about each other," Moore, 36, tells Pardi in the video. "I got to know your likes and your dislikes." Movies are first on the »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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The Academy Announces 2016 Governors Awards Recipients

1 September 2016 8:43 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 30) to present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 8th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”

After making his motion picture debut at the age of eight, Chan brought his childhood training with the Peking Opera to a distinctive international career. He starred in – and sometimes wrote, »

- Michelle McCue

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Academy Picks Governors Awards 2016, Including Jackie Chan and Frederick Wiseman

1 September 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every year, industry folks lobby the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with their candidates for honorary Oscar winners at the annual Governors Awards. And sometimes they get their way. Over the years Mike Kaplan, a publicists branch Academy member, has successfully lobbied for Lillian Gish, Robert Altman and John Ford’s favorite actress Maureen O’Hara, who happily collected her gold man the year before she died.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors voted Tuesday night on the 2016 (un-televised) Governors Awards, which often including the coveted producer’s award, the Thalberg, and the Hersholt humanitarian award. You know what they’re looking for: someone who is still respected — if not revered. Francis Ford Coppola, John Calley and Dino DeLaurentiis have collected the Thalberg in recent years; Harry Belafonte, Jeffrey KatzenbergOprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie have accepted the Hersholt. »

- Anne Thompson

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Academy Picks Governors Awards 2016, Including Jackie Chan and Frederick Wiseman

1 September 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every year, industry folks lobby the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with their candidates for honorary Oscar winners at the annual Governors Awards. And sometimes they get their way. Over the years Mike Kaplan, a publicists branch Academy member, has successfully lobbied for Lillian Gish, Robert Altman and John Ford’s favorite actress Maureen O’Hara, who happily collected her gold man the year before she died.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors voted Tuesday night on the 2016 (un-televised) Governors Awards, which often including the coveted producer’s award, the Thalberg, and the Hersholt humanitarian award. You know what they’re looking for: someone who is still respected — if not revered. Francis Ford Coppola, John Calley and Dino DeLaurentiis have collected the Thalberg in recent years; Harry Belafonte, Jeffrey KatzenbergOprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie have accepted the Hersholt. »

- Anne Thompson

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Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, Frederick Wiseman to Receive Governors Awards

1 September 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors will present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. “The board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”

The Oscars will be presented at the Academy’s eighth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

The selection of Hong Kong’s Chan and the U.K.-born Coates puts an international flavor on the selections. The film industry is often accused of ageism, but the Governors Awards tends to recognize individuals with lengthy careers, »

- Tim Gray and Maane Khatchatourian

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Ben-Hur star Jack Huston and other famous Hollywood family connections

17 August 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ben-Hur star Jack Huston and other famous Hollywood family connectionsBen-Hur star Jack Huston and other famous Hollywood family connectionsAmanda Wood8/17/2016 12:21:00 Pm

It’s not uncommon for people to work in the “family business” but when the family business involves Hollywood, it’s an entirely different story.

Certain last names have earned such respect and reverence in the entertainment industry that being born into one of these families practically ensures success should they decide to pursue a career in entertainment. Some families, like the Coppolas, span generations and involve a complex web of well-connected cousins and siblings. Others, like the Smiths, represent the new Hollywood family, with their social-media famous kids appealing to the children of their parents’ fans.

We’ve made a list of some of our favourite famous families to celebrate the release of Ben-Hur, which stars its own member of a famous family. Jack Huston is »

- Amanda Wood

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Young Hollywood: Today’s Stars Have More Options, But Less Privacy

16 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On his first trip to New York three years ago, Vine star Cameron Dallas learned an important lesson: It’s never a good idea to invite your Twitter followers into your hotel room. It was a cold night, and two of his social-media-savvy groupies — twin girls — had been sending him messages on Twitter saying they were camped on the sidewalk outside. Dallas, 18 at the time, gave them his floor number and told them to come up. But after taking selfies in the hall, the twins stormed his room.

“They were like, ‘Can we watch you sleep?’ ” recalls Dallas. “I was stunned.” He finally had to physically drag them back into the hall. “They were grabbing onto the doors,” he says. “I really had to pull.”

To a degree, today’s new generation of young stars — whether discovered on the big screen or on YouTube — faces the same challenges that Jodie Foster, Anne Hathaway »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Young Hollywood: Today’s Stars Have More Options, But Less Privacy

16 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On his first trip to New York three years ago, Vine star Cameron Dallas learned an important lesson: It’s never a good idea to invite your Twitter followers into your hotel room. It was a cold night, and two of his social-media-savvy groupies — twin girls — had been sending him messages on Twitter saying they were camped on the sidewalk outside. Dallas, 18 at the time, gave them his floor number and told them to come up. But after taking selfies in the hall, the twins stormed his room.

“They were like, ‘Can we watch you sleep?’ ” recalls Dallas. “I was stunned.” He finally had to physically drag them back into the hall. “They were grabbing onto the doors,” he says. “I really had to pull.”

To a degree, today’s new generation of young stars — whether discovered on the big screen or on YouTube — faces the same challenges that Jodie Foster, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko

11 August 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The main cast has been put together for The Lego Ninjago Movie, a new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise. The film will star Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pe&#241a, Zach Woods and the legendary Jackie Chan. The Lego Ninjago Movie is slated to open nationwide on September 22, 2017.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull »

- MovieWeb

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Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

27 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron »

- Movie Geeks

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Exclusive: Watch an action-packed clip from Police Story: Lockdown starring Jackie Chan

22 July 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK home-entertainment release this coming Monday, July 25th, we’ve got an exclusive clip from Police Story: Lockdown, which sees martial arts icon Jackie Chan doing what he does best; check it out here…

See Also: Win a copy of Police Story: Lockdown on Blu-ray

Action icon Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, Shanghai Knights, The Karate Kid, The Forbidden Kingdom) returns to one of his most famous franchises in this fast-paced, breathtaking action-thriller. Police Captain Zhong Wen (Chan) knows all about sacrifice. He s always been too busy chasing bad guys to be a father to his daughter, Miao. Tonight however, he s seeing her for the first time in years, and meeting her fiance, club owner, Wu Jiang (Liu Ye, Curse of the Golden Flower). But, Wu has a dark side, and a secret score to settle with his soon-to-be father in law, and plans to take Zhong, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jaden Smith Signs With Wme

14 June 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Jaden Smith has signed with Wme. This comes as he prepares to star in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series The Get Down, which premieres August 12. Smith will play the role of Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer, in the new music-driven drama set in 1970's New York City. Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, made his starring debut in The Pursuit of Happyness and starred in The Karate Kid with Jackie… »

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Jaden Smith Signs With Wme

14 June 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jaden Smith has signed with Wme. This comes as he prepares to star in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series The Get Down, which premieres August 12. Smith will play the role of Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer, in the new music-driven drama set in 1970's New York City. Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, made his starring debut in The Pursuit of Happyness and starred in The Karate Kid with Jackie… »

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers set for WWII drama The 12th Man

16 May 2016 7:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) has signed on to star in the World War II drama The 12th Man, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The 12th Man tells “the story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. The raid failed, and 11 of the 12 resistance fighters were captured and killed. Only Baalsrud escaped and survived.”

The film is being directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) from a script by Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki) and will see Meyers as German commander Kurt Stage.

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- Gary Collinson

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TrustNordisk Enlists Harald Zwart’s ‘The 12th Man’ (Exclusive)

10 May 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TrustNordisk has come on board helmer Harald Zwart’s “The 12th Man,” a WWII-set drama telling the true story of Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud, who was trained by the British to fight the Nazis.

Scripted by Petter Skavlan (“Kon-Tiki”), “The 12th Man” is set in northern Norway and chronicles the journey of Baalsrud, who was the only one out of 12 resistance fighters, to escape the Germans following a failed raid at Bardufoss in 1943. The movie centers around Baalsrud’s relationship with his Norwegian countrymen, who helped him survive in the wilderness and reach neutral Sweden while being tracked down by the Gestapo.

Zwart said he and his wife, who is producing this film, bought the rights to the book 15 years ago. “This story is a natural treasure for Norway. It’s a great survival story; it sheds light on all the people who helped Baalsrud. They were the people in the country, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Saban Films Acquires Domestic Rights To Action Comedy Skiptrace Starring Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville

11 February 2016 2:24 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Saban Films has acquired the Us distribution rights to action comedy Skiptrace, directed by Renny Harlin (The Legend of Hercules, Die Hard 2) and written by Jay Longino and Ben David Grabinski. The film stars Jackie Chan (Rush Hour franchise, The Karate Kid), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass series), and Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and will open theatrically later this year.

Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective Bennie Black (Chan), who has been tracking a dangerous crime boss, Victor Wong, for over a decade. When Bennie’s beautiful young goddaughter Bai (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, he comes to the rescue and must track down the only man who can help her – a fast-talking American gambler named Connor Watts (Knoxville) who is also on the run from the mob. The unlikely pair embarks on a hilarious adventure from the wind-swept dunes »

- Michelle McCue

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Brr, It's Cold in Here! James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam DeVine Recreate Every Sports Movie Ever

8 February 2016 6:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you've ever fantasized about James Corden wearing nothing but a whipped cream bikini, you're in luck. For the Late Late Show's post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, the host got actors Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine to help him recreate the best cinematic tributes to athleticism in a skit called "History of Sports Movies in 7 Minutes" - including Ali Larter's sweet seduction scene from 1999's Varsity Blues. "Uh ... we cut this bit," Efron, 28, said as Corden, 37, sauntered in front of the green screen in a blonde wig (and not much else). "Right. It's still a treat for the ladies, »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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Watch James Corden, Anna Kendrick Recreate History of Sports Movies

8 February 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Corden made appropriate use of his post-Super Bowl Late Late Show, recruiting Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine to recreate the past four decades of sports movies in seven minutes. 

The quartet open the clip with a salute to The Bad News Bears, with Corden channeling the grumpy little league baseball coach played by Walter Matthau. They segue into an eclectic variety of films – both classic (Field of Dreams, Rocky, Raging Bull) and lightweight (Space Jam, cheerleading romp Bring It On). Highlights include Kendrick referencing The Sandlot with the insult, »

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Keanu Reeves to race across China in Harald Zwart's Rally Car

4 February 2016 6:46 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline has learned that Harald Zwart has been tapped by Company Films and Fundamental Films, a leading Chinese production and distribution outfit, to direct Keanu Reeves in a racing flick titled Rally Car. Zwart, who's previous directing credits include The Karate Kid remake, One Night At McCool's and The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, will be helming from a script by Jeremy Lott, based a... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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‘The Karate Kid’ director set to helm Keanu Reeves’ ‘Rally Car’

3 February 2016 10:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Deadline are reporting that Harald Zwart, who most recently took on The Karate Kid remake, is all set to direct Keanu Reeves in the upcoming U.S.-China collaboration Rally Car.

The story, according to the website, ‘centers on a hot-shot former champion Nascar driver (Reeves) who doesn’t want to believe his glory days are behind him. When his professional and personal life begin to spiral out of control, he’s forced to take part in a high-stakes international rally race across the face of China, with a young Chinese girl as his co-driver, in order to prove he’s still the badass racer he thinks he is.’

The company behind the movie, Fundamental Films, are taking the project to the European Film Market in Berlin next week. The market runs alongside the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), which kicks off on February 11th.

Reeves wil co-produce the film.

Here’s the official release, »

- Paul Heath

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