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A female football movie? Laura Dern and Judd Apatow caught got my attention with that! It’s being reported that Dern came up with an idea for a comedy about obsessive female football fans and that Apatow is helping her develop it for Universal. Hamlet 2 and Hot Rod scribe Pam Brady is penning the script, but other than that, we don’t know much more about the project. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Dern winds up scoring a role in the film, but right now she’s only set to produce alongside Barry Mendel and Apatow on behalf of Apatow Productions. Hit the jump for more. So there’s not really much more to the Variety article, but it is a fun idea to think about. Thanks to Apatow’s involvement, my mind immediately goes to Bridesmaids with football. And really, if this group of football-loving »
- Perri Nemiroff
Employees from Lucasfilm, Ilm, and other tenants of the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco participated in the Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival last weekend. The annual event features several chalk art illustrations created by teams of 2 to 4 people. The art was inspired by Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and other films.
The winners of the friendly art competition include a van Gogh inspired “Death Starry Night,” an Edvard Munch-ian “C-3Po Scream,” “Calvin and Hoth,” a parked 3D landspeeder, “Two Masters,” Yoda and Aladdin’s genie, and “Indy’s Whip It!”
You can see those and several other photos of the fun and amusing sidewalk chalk art below thanks to StarWars.com.
- Joey Paur
When Claire realizes exactly how trapped she is in this week’s Outlander, the knowledge comes like a kick to the gut. Or, more accurately, the knowledge comes as a kick to the gut – and that’s only one of the game-changing developments that take place during the hour.
The episode is a big one, with regard to what comes next, but it certainly wasn’t my favorite of the season so far – mostly because of the way Claire and Jack’s conversation at the garrison played out.
I’ll explain in more detail when we reach that point in the story, »
Kevin McCallister is all grown up now. Macaulay Culkin celebrates his 34th birthday today (August 26), so what better time to take a trip down memory lane to find out what happened to the cast of Culkin's greatest work: Home Alone.
Digital Spy goes 'then & now' with the cast of the comedy classic below...
The biggest child star of the '90s, Culkin spent almost a decade away from screen acting following 1994's Ri¢hie Ri¢h. After a stint on London's West End in Madame Melville, he returned to TV and film in 2003 with roles in Will & Grace and Party Monster. His acting parts since have been sparse - a 2010 Robot Chicken Christmas special is his last (voice only) credit - but Culkin seems to have found his calling as the frontman of a Velvet Underground pizza-themed cover band.
A 2013 YouTube video titled simply 'Macaulay Culkin Eating a »
A horrific road accident leaves a teenage girl stranded between life and death in “If I Stay,” a life-flashing-before-her-eyes melodrama that similarly hovers in a weird limbo between sensitivity and clumsiness. Out-of-body experiences and gooey romantic interludes aside, this adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 bestseller hinges on the sort of relatably horrific worst-nightmare scenario that naturally invites, and rewards, a certain level of viewer empathy. But while many in the audience may well find themselves getting misty-eyed as the screen fades to white and softly crooned rock tunes flood the soundtrack, the overall execution is so pedestrian that it’s possible to feel more moved by the filmmakers’ good intentions than by the actual emotional content onscreen. Warner Bros.’ attempt to cash in on the current craze for mortality-obsessed Ya material — call it “The Fault in Our Cars” — should enjoy decent B.O. staying power among the book’s fans and beyond. »
- Justin Chang
This generation of writers should be exceedingly grateful for this generation of actors, particularly in the sub-genre of Dying Teen Girl Dramas. Shailene Woodley‘s sensitive portrayal of a young cancer patient was the only reason not to walk out of “The Fault in Our Stars,” and now Chloë Grace Moretz performs similar alchemy on “If I Stay,” bringing depth and poignancy to a film that often threatens to have the emotional depth of a sad-face emoticon. Screenwriter Shauna Cross has run the gamut from the underappreciated “Whip It” to the unbearable “What to Expect When You're Expecting,” and here she. »
- Alonso Duralde
Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley).
But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.
Also starring are Mireille Enos and Joshua Leonard as Mia’s parents, Kat and Denny, and Stacy Keach as Gramps. Rounding out the main cast are Jakob Davies as Mia’s little brother, Liana Liberato as her best friend, Gabrielle Rose as Gran, and Aisha Hinds as Nurse Ramirez.
- Movie Geeks
Based on the novel by Gayle Forman, with a screenplay by Shauna Cross (Whip It), the film follows Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz), who winds up in a coma following a terrible car crash. Caught between life and death, we see the life she led and the people she touched before the accident, and she has to decide whether to keep living or not.
- Scott Davis
"And just like that, I could never exist again." Hot on the heels of the emotional hit The Fault in Our Stars, it looks like more tears may be coming with another adaptation. If I Stay is based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name, and Chloe Grace Moretz leads the film in what appears to be an incredible performance, especially in this most recent trailer. Moretz plays a girl stuck in limbo between life and death as she lies unconscious in a hospital, her parents dead, and her boyfriend waiting at her bedside for her to return. It looks like a heart-wrenching story, but can it be nearly as successful as The Fault in Our Stars? Here's the new trailer for R.J. Cutler's If I Stay from Warner Bros. Pictures: If I Stay is directed by R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) from a script by Shauna Cross »
- Ethan Anderton
Tom Rothman’s TriStar has pre-emptively acquired What Alice Forgot, the 2011 novel from bestselling author Lianne Moriarty, with Oscar-winning director David Frankel (Devil Wears Prada, Marley and Me, Hope Springs) set to helm. Story tracks a woman who wakes up after a head injury with no memory of the last 15 years. She discovers her once-happy life is gone – she’s now a divorced single mother who must decide whether to start over or fix her relationships. Whip It‘s Shauna Cross has been tapped to script the adaptation, which will be produced by Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, and Rosalie Swedlin. […] »
TriStar, Sony’s film label run by Tom Rothman, has pre-emptively picked up What Alice Forgot, an adaptation of a Liane Moriarty novel that has Devil Wears Prada helmer David Frankel attached to direct. Shauna Cross, who wrote the comedic Whip It and the upcoming drama If I Stay, is attached to pen the project, which will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Rosalie Swedlin. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Alice tells the story of 29-year-old Alice, who is deeply in love and about to give birth to her first child. Then she
- Borys Kit
Moretz portrays an aspiring musician whose dreams of going to Juilliard with her boyfriend (Jamie Blackley) hang in the balance when she is in a horrific car crash.
If I Stay promoters want videos and photos of your Best Day
The car accident takes the lives of Mia's (Moretz) parents and brother, leading her to look back on her life choices as she is hospitalised.
If I Stay opens on August 22 in the Us and August 29 in the UK. »
As if the first heartwrenching trailer for the tragic drama If I Stay wasn't enough to pull at your heartstrings, a prologue trailer for the film has come along, seemingly inspired by some of the real text from Gayle Forman's book of the same name. Chloe Grace Moretz stars in the film as a girl stuck between life and death, weighing the option of letting go and dying with her parents, who have no hope of coming back, or staying behind in life with her younger brother and boyfriend Adam (Jamie Blackley). Her life flashes before her eyes as she struggles to decide whether she lives or dies. This looks just devastating. Watch now! Here's the new trailer for R.J. Cutler's adaptation of If I Stay from YouTube: If I Stay is directed by R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) from a script by Shauna Cross (Whip It), based »
- Ethan Anderton
It's amazing how I can write about a movie less than two months ago and completely forget it even exists a short time later. That's what happened with If I Stay, an upcoming drama starring Chloe Moretz from director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and writer Shauna Cross (Whip It, What to Expect When You're Expecting). The film hits theaters on August 22 and centers around a car accident that leaves 17-year-old Mia (Moretz) in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Along with Moretz, the film co-stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Jamie Blackley, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard and Aisha Hinds. Now I'm still trying to get some more statistics to put something together, but it shouldn't come as any surprise when we forget about a movie or don't even know it exists in the first place. Did you know that in 1995 only 370 movies were released in theaters »
- Brad Brevet
Stars: Kat Anderson, Daisy Masterman, Amber Sajben, Rachael Blackwood, Jake Brown, Demonique Deluxe, Anthony Cincotta, Pepper Minx, Louise Monnington, Mary Poppinskulls, Dayna Seville | Written by Daniel Armstrong, Louise Monnington, Trent Schwarz | Directed by Daniel Armstrong
It’s hard to believe that Australia once had a reputation for producing some top-notch exploitation flicks. In recent years the country has become more synonymous with soap operas that fear flicks, but recently there has been a resurgence in genre flicks from down under, from a growing “army” of independent filmmakers that are simply getting out there and making brand-new exploitation and horror movies. Murderdrome is one such movie.
Take one part Whip It and one part Gutterballs and you have Murderdrome, a fantastic rock ‘n’ roll-er derby horror from down under that tells the story of Cherry Skye, a roller derby sensation, who loves nothing better than competing in her favorite sport. Of »
- Phil Wheat
My mother would have preferred a mother more like Beulah Bondi in "It’s a Wonderful Life." My daughters would have preferred a mother more like Susan Sarandon in "Little Women" or Natasha Richardson in "The Parent Trap." Much as I love Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas" and Claudia McNeil in "Raisin in the Sun," I would have preferred a mother more like Frances McDormand in "Almost Famous" or like Marcia Gay Harden in "Whip It" than the one I had and loved and was more like Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ "Mother." I’ve been reading Richard Corliss’ "Mom in the Movies," a sprightly survey of cinemamas, as though it were a catalogue of mail-order moms. Read more here. »
- Carrie Rickey
This summer, we're going to be taking a look at the summer movie season from a number of different angles. Kristopher Tapley put up a great piece yesterday about his favorite summer movie summer, back in 1989, and you can expect three more of those. We also just posted a gallery of people we think have a chance at being breakout stars by the time September rolls around. But each month, we're also going to be taking a look at people who are at a crossroads, people who are having defining moments, people who are either on the wane or on the rise, and we're going to spotlight them. We're going to look at the stakes for them this summer, and how this could change things for them. May is kicking off the summer movie season this year with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which brings us to our first star… Emma Stone »
- Drew McWeeny
It doesn’t seem possible that it was around 30 years ago that A Flock of Seagulls ran so far away or Modern English melted with us, but it was. The story behind those acts, their biggest hits, and dozens of other New Wave acts are captured in all their ‘80s bad hairdo-ed, brightly colored-glory in “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists And Songs That Defined The 1980s.” Written by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein, with a forward by Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and an afterward by Moby, the book examines the New Wave era through the filter of 36 songs associated with the time, such as Gary Numan’s “Cars,” Duran Duran’s “Girls On Film” and The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now.” Each chapter deals with one act and, while not limited to the group’s biggest hit, explores the story behind that tune and the »
- Melinda Newman
If you’re still trying to recover from the emotional “Fault in Our Stars” trailer, a warning: Here comes another tearjerker.
The first trailer for “If I Stay,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and based on the 2009 Gayle Forman bestseller, has debuted. The story follows Grace Moretz’s Mia character, a young cellist with big dreams who is on her way to Juilliard, who also has a loving family and an adoring guitarist boyfriend played by Jamie Blackley.
Mia’s biggest problem seems to be the rift between her personal and professional future until a devastating car accident kills both of her parents and leaves her in a coma in a sort of limbo state. In an out-of-body experience, she realizes she has to choose between living and fighting through the tragedy, or passing on.
The role is quite a shift for Grace Moretz, whose recent high-profile parts include playing a »
- Alex Stedman
I don't have high expectations for If I Stay from director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and writer Shauna Cross (Whip It, What to Expect When You're Expecting). amz asin="B0020BUWX2" size="small"Last night the trailer was sent over with a note to be sure and credit Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema when mentioning the film, which centers around a car accident that leaves 17-year-old Mia (Chloe Moretz) in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Along with Moretz, the film co-stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Jamie Blackley, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard and Aisha Hinds. Cross adapted the film from Gayle Forman's novel of the same name and it just looks to me like a bit of a sappy groaner, not exactly bad, but a story that would be far more emotional on the page. WB has set an August 22 release for the film, »
- Brad Brevet
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