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Her is the slightly futuristic tale of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who falls in love with an advanced operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Johansson won the Best Actress award at the recent Rome Film Festival and has generated a fair amount of Oscar and Screen Actors Guild buzz - a feat even more impressive considering she's never actually seen in the movie (which has led to the Golden Globes ruling her out of their own competition).
The latest trailer, which you can watch below, was released today. Obviously aware of its critical applause thus far, there are lots of 'Official Selection' banners and favourable quotes from reviews. Think of it as the 'For Your Consideration' promo. Enjoy....
If you're wondering, »
- Oliver Davis
Sidney Poitier played the lead alongside Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor as well as directed the 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night. Poitier starred as the leader of two pals (Cosby played his bud) who lose their wallets at a nightclub robbery, one of them holding a winning lottery ticker, and fight the crooks to retrieve their big money ticket. Variety reported today that Warner Bros. inched closer to a starry remake with Nicholas Stoller, writer of The Muppers and Gulliver’s Travels and writer/director of Get Him to the Greek and The Five-Year Engagement, joining the project as screen writer. Stoller joined director Adam McKay (Anchorman 2) on the film with Will Smith and Denzel Washington in line to reprise the roles made famous by Poitier and Cosby. »
1970s Bill Cosby / Richard Pryor comedy team-up Uptown Saturday Night has been the target of the remake patrol for years now and specifically by Will Smith, who has owned the rights since 2002 and wants to star in a new version alongside Denzel Washington. Anchorman’s Adam McKay is aboard to direct and Warner Bros. has hired The Five-Year Engagement’s Nicholas Stoller to re-write the script.Uptown Saturday Night found Cosby and Pryor as two former best friends who meet up and make up at a trendy illegal nightclub. Trouble is, while they’re enjoying a night on the town, their wallets are pinched, and one contained, they soon learn, a winning lottery ticket. The mad dash begins to get it back…Smith and Warners have already had one pass on the script from Tim Dowling, but all involved are hoping that Stoller crafts something that gets the thumbs up and, »
Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Five-Year Engagement helmer Nicholas Stoller is set to rewrite the upcoming Warner. Bros. comedy Uptown Saturday Night , Variety reports. A remake of the 1974 comedy of the same name, Uptown Saturday Night will be directed by Anchorman and Step Brother helmer Adam McKay and is targeted for Will Smith and Denzel Washington to star. Directed by Sidney Poitier, the original film starred Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte as a pair of friends who, after getting robbed, learn that they've won the lottery and set out to track down the thieves and the wallet with the winning ticket inside. Though neither Smith or Washington are confirmed to star, Smith's own Overbook Entertainment is producing the project and the pair were previously linked »
Chris Pratt's career trajectory is about to blast into outer space -- literally. With a solid career in TV already on his resume, thanks to well-loved roles in "Everwood" and "Parks and Recreation," Pratt's movie ventures have become increasingly high-profile, with recent parts in "Moneyball," "Zero Dark Thirty," and "The Five-Year Engagement."
Now, he's in this week's "Delivery Man," where he matches comic wits with Vince Vaughn and holds his own admirably. A remake of the French-Canadian comedy "Starbuck" (with that film's director and co-writer, Ken Scott, also behind the camera for this version), the film stars Vaughn as David, a can't-get-it-together truck driver for his family's meat business who discovers that, through a series of sperm donations he gave years earlier, he has fathered more than 500 children -- 143 of whom want to know who their biological dad is.
Pratt plays Brett, a single father of four and David's attorney, »
- Don Kaye
Stand-up comedy fans have been aware of Kevin Hart’s signature stage presence and self-deprecating humor for years now, but after landing supporting roles in several major comedies, including The Five-Year Engagement and Think Like a Man, moviegoers have begun to become acquainted with one of comedy’s brightest stars. And next year, they should plan on seeing even more of Hart, who is set to appear in Grudge Match, About Last Night, and is starring in the upcoming buddy cop flick, Ride Along.
In Ride Along, Hart plays a high school security guard named Ben who, in order to be granted permission to marry his love, Angela (Tika Sumpter), must first earn the respect of her disapproving older brother, James (Ice Cube), a seasoned Atlanta Police Department detective. However, even after Ben finally gets accepted to the academy, ...
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- Daniel Johnson
In today's unexpected adaptation news, Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) will be directing Captain Underpants for DreamWorks Animation. Nicholas Stoller (The Muppets) penned the adaptation of Dav Pilkey's series of children's books that center on the adventures of the title hero, created by fourth grade students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Originally published in 1997, Pilkey's series now spans ten books and three spin-offs, plus a Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award in 2007. Hit the jump for more. Heat Vision reports that Letterman will tackle Captain Underpants for DreamWorks Animation. Letterman and Stoller previously filled respective director and writer roles on Gulliver's Travels. Letterman's other directorial efforts for Dwa include Shark Tale and Monsters vs Aliens, while Stoller's list of screenwriting achievements sports the live-action comedies, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek, and The Five-Year Engagement. Stoller's more family-friendly fare includes 2011's The Muppets, and the upcoming film, »
- Dave Trumbore
Following Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam's exit from the adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey from Universal and Focus Features, Variety reports they have found a replacement in Jamie Dornan. Audiences might be familiar with the actor and fashion model from his role as Sheriff Graham Humbert on the ABC series "Once Upon a Time" or a small role in Marie Antoinette, but he's a largely unknown name. That move might benefit him as he gets ready to play Christian Grey, the character who has made women of all ages tingle with lust. It'll be interesting to see what fans say with this since there was some anger about Hunnam. Hunnam's departure was said to be about scheduling, but since then many sources have said he had creative differences with the script. Anyway, Dornan joins Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, The Five-Year Engagement) who is playing an impending college graduate named Anastasia Steele, »
- Ethan Anderton
Zero Dark Thirty star to play Anastasia Steele's mother in big-screen adaptation of erotic literary blockbuster
• News: Fans protest 50 Shades casting
Ehle, known for turns in Zero Dark Thirty, Contagion, Possession and the 1995 TV version of Pride and Prejudice, will play the mother of blushing virgin Anastasia Steele. The character, Carla May Wilks, is described as a flighty and self-centred woman who enjoys turning her hobbies into ill-fated business schemes.
Fifty Shades centres on kinky billionaire Christian Grey's recruitment of Anastasia to be his well-remunerated sexual submissive. Author El James, whose steamy novel has sold more than 70m copies worldwide, revealed last month that Charlie Hunnam will play Grey and Dakota Johnson will portray Anastasia Steele in the big-screen adaptation. »
- Ben Child
Owain Yeoman and Gigi Yallouz have enjoyed a modern-day fairy-tale romance so far—and their wedding day certainly didn't disappoint. The Mentalist star and his jewelry-designer bride tied the knot on Sept. 7 on the helipad of a private estate in Malibu in front of about 100 guests that included—without naming names—cast members from the groom's hit CBS show as well as familiar faces from Glee, Horrible Bosses and The Five-Year Engagement. "It really felt like we were getting married in the heavens, floating above the Malibu coastline," Yeoman exclusively tells E! News. "It was breathtaking." The couple got their guests in the mood with a »
Romantic comedies are dead, according to a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter.
The magazine made the declaration in its October 4 issue, where writer Tatiana Siegel posits that it's impossible to get the genre greenlit these days because it's no longer lucrative at the box office. Siegel spoke with several Hollywood bigwigs who confirmed her thesis, with one producer summing up the dire straits of the rom-com thusly: "The meet-cute is dead."
THR notes that rom-coms no longer earn enough money to make big budgets (or any budget, really) feasible, citing the recent examples of "The Five-Year Engagement," "The Big Wedding," and "What to Expect When You're Expecting," none of which recouped their costs at the box office.
"As studios increasingly focus on films that can be sequelized and play in overseas markets, the one-off, dialogue-dependent rom-coms are a difficult sell," Siegel explains. "In addition, the decreasing appeal of young »
- Katie Roberts
Baby on board! Two weeks after Us Weekly exclusively revealed that Emily Blunt is pregnant with her first child with husband John Krasinski, the actress, 30, debuted her baby bump on the U.K. set of the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical Into the Woods. The Five-Year Engagement star, married to Krasinski since 2010, kept her rounder belly covered in her costume for the film, a burgundy dress under a dark blue apron. She was accompanied on set by Billy Magnussen, who plays "Rapunzel's Prince." Incidentally, [...] »
Sony Pictures has just acquired a stranger-than-fiction pitch that will see Jason Segel playing a maple syrup thief. Inspired by real events reported by Anne Sutherland in the Montreal Gazette, the film chronicles the 2012 heist of over $20 million worth of maple syrup that was stolen from Quebec’s Federation of Maple Syrup Producers (this is a real thing that exists). As of now, over 20 individuals have been arrested in connection to the maple syrup crime (also a thing that exists). Segel is attached to star and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is onboard to direct. Hit the jump for more. Per Deadline, Segel is attached to star in the currently untitled pic and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon is set to helm, with the duo also acting as producers alongside Barry Josephson. Family Guy veteran Chris Sheridan is currently writing the script. The film is described as a comedy with dramatic overtones, »
- Adam Chitwood
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 29, 2013
Price: Two-dvd $29.98
Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video
The television show stars Chris O’Dowd (Frankie Go Boom) as 30-year-old Tom Chadwick, who loses his job and his girlfriend. When he inherits a mysterious box from a great aunt he’s never met, he begins to explore his family heritage with the help of his sister (Nina Conti, For Your Consideration), best friend (Tom Bennett, TV’s PhoneShop) and friendly neighbor Mr. Pfister (Jim Piddock, The Five-Year Engagement).
Family Tree got mixed reviews, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “smart,” but Variety saying it’s “disappointing.”
The two-dvd set carries these special features:
“Keith’s Favorite 1970s Sitcoms, »
If you were one of those people who did a little head scratch action and wondered "Who?!" when Dakota Johnson was announced as the big screen sex slave-to-be Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey," you are totally not alone.
Believe it or not, though, you probably have seen her in a movie or two before without realizing it. You see, until this bondage flick score, she's only been the headliner for one project (the short-lived TV show "Ben and Kate"), but she's had a slew of cameo roles that she took full advantage of, so to speak.
Even better, some of them involved some beneath-the-sheets-ish behavior that might just make you wanna rethink signing that "Fifty Shades" recast petition. »
- Amanda Bell
Angry fans of literary sensation Fifty Shades of Grey have taken to the campaigning web platform Change.org to express their disgust at the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson in Sam Taylor-Johnson's forthcoming film adaptation.
In the latest example of the site being used as a conduit to try to influence Hollywood casting decisions, more than 17,000 people have joined a call for producers to remove the duo and replace them with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel.
Author El James, whose steamy novel has sold more than 70m copies worldwide, revealed on Monday that Hunnam and Johnson had been cast as kinky billionaire Christian Grey and blushing virgin Anastasia Steele. The announcement, made on Twitter, ended more than 18 months of furious speculation, but left some fans unhappy.
- Ben Child
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ fans had mixed reactions when they learned that relatively unknown actress Dakota would be playing Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of the popular erotic novel — but we’re already convinced she can pull off the part! Dakota looked effortlessly sexy when she was photographed for the first time since author E.L. James made the casting announcement on Sept. 2. Read on for all the details!
Everyone wants to know more about Dakota Johnson now that she’s been chosen to play Anastasia Steele in the the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey. On Sept. 4, two days after the big reveal, the beautiful blonde was spotted on the set of her upcoming movie Cymbelline. Can you picture her as Anastasia Steele?
Dakota Johnson ‘Cymbelline’ — First Sexy Pic Since ’50 Shades’ Reveal
With a barrage of criticism from fans and celebrities about the casting of the hugely-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, we know at least one star who is thrilled — and one proud mama — about Dakota Johnson playing sweet-turned-sex-goddess Anastasia Steele.
“My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades!!! Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama” Melanie Griffith tweeted. So sweet and supportive! With mom’s encouragement, Dakota is sure to be excited for the role.
Dakota Johnson Cast As Anastasia Steele
Some moms might be apprehensive about their daughters taking on such sexual roles, but not when you’re a second-generation actress. Melanie has acted in risky and challenging film roles before, »
- Ivy Jacobson
Despite the disappointment by some fans over the casting of Dakota and Charlie in the onscreen version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ the producers are defending their leads to the end on Twitter! HollywoodLifers, sound off below and tell us what you think!
Whether fans like it or not, Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson are here to stay. The unknown actors have been cast to play the leading roles in E.L. James onscreen version of her hit book trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey. Now producers are coming out swinging against fans and critics who think more famous actors should have taken on the roles.
There were reports that possibly Armie Hammer, Ian Somerhalder or maybe in E.L. James’ wildest dreams, Robert Pattinson, would play Christian Grey. There were also whisperings that perhaps Emma Watson would take on the role of the quirky, »
- Chloe Melas
Universal used the occasion of James Franco's Comedy Central roast to debut the first trailer for "Neighbors" (formerly titled "Townies"), next summer's high-concept comedy with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. The film stars Rogen and Rose Byrne as a mild-mannered married couple who have their lives turned upside down after Efron's fraternity house moves in next door (Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are part of the frat, as you hoped and expected). The red-band trailer for "Neighbors" premiered via MTV on Monday night and it features at least two R-rated moments (Mintz-Plasse having sex with a young woman next to Rogen's porch being one), while also setting up the premise quite nicely (love that "Se7en" reference). Nicholas Stoller ("The Five-Year Engagement," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him To the Greek") directs the film, which is out on May 9, 2014. (It's never too early to think of next summer.)
- Christopher Rosen
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