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Toronto Film Review: ‘Black and White’

12 September 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The good news is that Kevin Costner does some of the finest, most deeply felt work of his career as a widower lawyer fighting for custody of his biracial granddaughter in Mike Binder’s “Black and White.” The bad news is that that’s as if “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” had been made only five minutes ago. The even worse news is that, in the moment of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the Birther movement, a movie like this might be just what America needs right about now. Unlikely to match the $28 million worldwide take of Costner and Binder’s 2005 teaming “The Upside of Anger,” “Black” should connect with select older and urban auds, but lacks the broader crossover potential of a “Crash” or “The Help.”

Maybe because Costner became a star playing golden-boy athletes, military men and noble crusaders, it’s particularly affecting to see him at »

- Scott Foundas

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Annabelle Scares in Latest TV Spot

11 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Annabelle a prequel to the hugely popular film The Conjuring is in full promotion mode in this new TV spot. One of the few horror films in October to get a full theatrical release Annabelle will hit theaters on October 3 2014. Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) Alfre Woodard (Primal Fear) Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) Tony Amendola (Blow) Eric Ladin (Cursed) and Brian Howe (Gran Torino) will star in the film. John Leonetti the cinematographer of The Conjuring is directing from a script written by Gary Dauberman. »

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Robert Downey Jr searches for the truth in The Judge trailer

11 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full trailer for The Judge has been released.

Robert Downey Jr stars in the David Dobkin-directed drama as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his small-town childhood home after his estranged father (Robert Duvall) becomes suspected of murder.

During his search for the truth, he begins to reconnect with the family he left behind.

Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo and Leighton Meester are among the supporting cast. The screenplay is by Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk and first-time writer Bill Dubuque.

The film opened this year's Toronto Film Festival last Friday (September 5).

The Judge is released in the UK on October 17. »

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The Equalizer Review [Tiff 2014]

7 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After receiving joking acknowledgment in The Wolf of Wall Street last year, awareness of ‘80s TV series The Equalizer is probably now as high as it was ever going to be. It’s hard to imagine any fans of the series clamouring for a film version more than two decades later, and even harder to say whether they’ll approve of Antoine Fuqua’s adaptation, which carries over the names of the series, but little else. A one-man A-Team,the titular Equalizer is Robert McCall, an ex-covert operative with a particular set of skills he uses to atone for a shady past, one hard-luck case at a time.

The original series was set in New York, while the film version has driven a few hours up the I-90 to move the surroundings to Boston. While the change of leading man, from proper Brit Edward Woodward to all-American-ly handsome Denzel Washington, »

- Sam Woolf

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'The Judge' (2014) Movie Review

4 September 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Without the performances of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, The Judge would probably end up being a film I would have dismissed outright. Director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) is best known for his comedies, but here he's directing a two hour and twenty minute, Indiana-set, father-son melodrama, working with a script from Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and Bill Dubuque that was in serious need of trimming from the start. Nevermind the fact the film is largely generic, it's just too long, overstuffed, often repeating scenes and unnecessarily wasting time to add another layer, merely for the sake of drama rather than storytelling. To be fair, Dobkin isn't completely out of his element, he just seems somewhat unsure of himself. The Judge is intensely formulaic, hitting beats at just the "right" time, be they comedic or dramatic, you know something meant for a laugh or a tear is »

- Brad Brevet

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Tiff Review: 'The Judge' Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall And Vera Farmiga

4 September 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

They say you can't go home again, but that's not the case for Robert Downey Jr.'s Hank Palmer. His hometown, Carlinville, Indiana, is the kind of place that has a Blueberry Festival banner festooned over its main street, and where everyone seems to be on a first name basis. For Hank, that means the memories, pain, friends and family he left behind for the big city await him unchanged when he returns for his mother's funeral. It's a reunion that he'd rather not have, as he's been long estranged from his siblings and parents, but he'll have to encounter them all when his father, the titular "The Judge" of the film, is accused of murder. With a script by"Gran Torino" screenwriter Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, the film is concerned with grizzled and grumpy behavior similar to the Clint Eastwood film, as neither Hank nor Robert Duvall's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Trailer Trashin’: That Creepy Doll is Back in Annabelle

3 September 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Hello again, dear readers. It’s the beginning of September, and another summer movie season has ended. Personally, I plan on checking out the new horror film As Above, So Below, which just came out on Friday. And in the meantime, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ looks at another upcoming horror film, the October release Annabelle.

Premise: John Form (Ward Horton) has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife Mia (Annabelle Wallis) – a beautiful, vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress, which she names Annabelle. But Mia’s delight with the doll doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… »

- Timothy Monforton

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Summer Film Budgets vs. Total Worldwide Grosses

2 September 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

While studios tout records, market share and No. 1 status based on box office grosses, we thought it’d be a good idea to look at some of this year’s summer films (tentpoles and not) to see how their budgets stacked up against their worldwide grosses to date. These budget numbers do not include domestic/international marketing and distribution costs, nor do they take into account the splits with exhibitors, but they do give an idea of outlay and income. Bear in mind, that while some of the biggest offshore grosses come from China, the studios are only getting a 25% cut from that territory. Also, some of these pictures will end up doing well in home entertainment and may make a profit over time — as in, a few years.

Here are some of the films we were able to compile from smallest to highest budgets with worldwide grosses (and percentage »

- Anita Busch and Nancy Tartaglione

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Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Blu-ray Release Date and Details

2 September 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner  Home Video has announced a November 11, 2014 release date for director Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Jersey Boys is based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name. Like the musical, the feature film stars John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, lead singer of The Four Seasons, and chronicles how a group of boys came together to form the famous band. The film also stars Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, and Christopher Walken.

Jersey Boys was met with mixed results by critics with a 53 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Ticket sales failed to live up to expectations with $58.9 million in worldwide business, though the film did earn the most for an Eastwood production in North American since Gran Torino in 2008.

The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo version of Jersey Boys includes a trio of bonus features, two of which are exclusive. »

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Off the Carpet: Eastwood crashes the season as Telluride gears up for another edition

18 August 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been an interesting run of films for director Clint Eastwood in the 10 years since his "Million Dollar Baby" crashed the 2004 Oscar party and ran away with the gold. I say "interesting" because, at least in awards season terms, it's been a run particularly notable for lots of revving but nothing that ever materialized as a significant player. Right after "Baby" it was the one-two punch of "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima" in 2006, a bold play for the then-75-year-old filmmaker. While developing an adaptation of John Bradley's book for the former, Eastwood felt a perspective from the Japanese side of the WWII equation was warranted, so he quickly developed the latter. And it was "Letters" that felt like it had more on its mind, yielding surprise (for some) nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well an Oscar for Best Sound Editing. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Ping-Pong Diplomacy’ Movie in the Works with Village Roadshow

18 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia is playing ping-pong, adapting Nicholas Griffin’s “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” as a movie with Story Mining & Supply Co. producing.

The project is in the early stages of development. Scribner published “Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World” in October.

The story, set in the spring of 1971, recaps the geopolitical realignment stemming from China and the United States suddenly moving toward a detente by staging a series of Ping-Pong matches in China. The American delegation was the first to visit China in 22 years and paved the way for President Nixon’s visit in 1972.

“Ping-Pong Diplomacy” also covers how the Chinese government helped cover up the deaths of millions of peasants during the late 1950s by holding the World Table Tennis Championships during the Great Famine; how championship players were driven to their deaths during the Cultural Revolution; and how the survivors were reconvened »

- Dave McNary

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Badass Grandpas: ‘The Expendables 3′ and 12 More Seasoned Stars

15 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Bette Davis coined the phrase “Old age is no place for sissies,” she may as well have been describing the plot of “The Expendables 3.” Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, the ensemble film features a cast of mature action vets who aren’t about to trade in their bullets for bifocals just yet. As the third entry in the popular franchise explodes into theaters on August 15, here’s a look at 12 films starring some of the toughest seniors in cinema.

Non-Stop

Continuing his late-career reinvention as a post-middle aged action hero, Liam Neeson plays a federal air marshal who receives a series of threatening texts during a transatlantic flight. Trapping the 62-year old star in a confined location proved a wise decision as the modestly-budgeted thriller opened at No. 1 in the U.S. and earned over $200 million worldwide.

The Equalizer

Arriving on September 26, this feature adaptation of the »

- Matthew Chernov

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Fantasia 2014: Thomas’s 5 Movies

13 August 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s really a testament to the scope and variety of the things one can see at the Fantasia International Film Festival that my top 5 Fantasia films this year can contain a big-budget sci-fi Blockbuster and a movie so obscure and bizarre that I’ll likely never get a chance to see it again. The entire spectrum of film making is encompassed in Fantasia’s 2014 program, from the ultra-budget to the micro-budget, and all places in between. Old and new, comedy and tragedy (and mixes thereof), you can see it all at Fantasia, and no matter what it is, odds are it will be something you’ll remember for a long time to come. This year five films in particular left a lasting impression on me, and they seem to encompass that all-important Fantasia variety quite nicely.

5:

Zombeavers

Written by Al Caplin, Jon Caplin and Jordan Rubin

Directed by Jordan Rubin

USA, »

- Thomas O'Connor

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Action Comedy ‘Roadrunner’ Revs Up With Writers

8 August 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Writing partners Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward have been tapped to script Roadrunner, an action comedy to be produced by ex-Legendary Pictures exec Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns). Gran Torino‘s Scott Eastwood is attached to star in a story in the vein of road romp Smokey And The Bandit, with country singer Trace Adkins also attached to star.

Mednick’s coming off this weekend’s No. 1 opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he produced. Mednick, through his Mednick Productions banner, is producing Roadrunner in association with Kss Productions’ Kevin Gandy and Samantha Kastner-Gandy, who conceived of the project.

Eastwood is filming Fox 2000’s Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and will appear in David Ayer’s WWII tank actioner Fury. He’s repped by UTA. CAA client Adkins’ screen credits include Fox’s animated King Of The Hill, The Lincoln Lawyer, and May’s Moms’ Night Out. »

- Jen Yamato

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Action Comedy ‘Roadrunner’ Revs Up With Writers

8 August 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Writing partners Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward have been tapped to script Roadrunner, an action comedy to be produced by ex-Legendary Pictures exec Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns). Gran Torino‘s Scott Eastwood is attached to star in a story in the vein of road romp Smokey And The Bandit, with country singer Trace Adkins also attached to star. Mednick’s coming off this weekend’s No. 1 opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he produced. Mednick, through his Mednick Productions banner, is producing Roadrunner in association with Kss Productions’ Kevin Gandy and Samantha Kastner-Gandy, who conceived of the project. […] »

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Walt Martin, Clint Eastwood’s Sound Mixer, Dies at 69

2 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar-nominated sound mixer Walt Martin has died. He was 69.

Martin worked with Clint Eastwood on over a dozen movies and earned his Oscar nod for best achievement in sound mixing in 2006 for the war drama “Flags of Our Fathers.” He recently collaborated with Eastwood on the upcoming “American Sniper” and the recently-released “Jersey Boys.” “American Sniper,” which stars Bradley Cooper, just wrapped in June and is set to hit theaters next year.

Martin died July 24 of vasculitis after being hospitalized at Burbank’s Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with chest pains.

Martin and Eastwood’s tight-knit working relationship, which began with 1999’s “True Crime,” included best picture Oscar-winner “Million Dollar Baby,” “Mystic River,” “Gran Torino” and “Trouble With the Curve.”

Martin also worked with director John Huston in 1987 on his final film, “The Dead,” “Tremors” and “Charlie’s Angels.” He recently did sound mixing on “Mad Men” and “Sons of Anarchy. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Walt Martin, Clint Eastwood’s Sound Mixer, Dies at 69

2 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-nominated sound mixer Walt Martin has died. He was 69.

Martin worked with Clint Eastwood on over a dozen movies and earned his Oscar nod for best achievement in sound mixing in 2006 for the war drama “Flags of Our Fathers.” He recently collaborated with Eastwood on the upcoming “American Sniper” and the recently-released “Jersey Boys.” “American Sniper,” which stars Bradley Cooper, just wrapped in June and is set to hit theaters next year.

Martin died July 24 of vasculitis after being hospitalized at Burbank’s Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with chest pains.

Martin and Eastwood’s tight-knit working relationship, which began with 1999’s “True Crime,” included best picture Oscar-winner “Million Dollar Baby,” “Mystic River,” “Gran Torino” and “Trouble With the Curve.”

Martin also worked with director John Huston in 1987 on his final film, “The Dead,” “Tremors” and “Charlie’s Angels.” He recently did sound mixing on “Mad Men” and “Sons of Anarchy. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Esteemed Sound Mixer Walt Martin Dies At 69

1 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Sound Mixer Walt Martin, who often worked on director Clint Eastwood’s feature films, died last month. He was 69.

Walt Martin Dies At 69

Martin passed away on July 24 of vasculitis at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after being hospitalized for chest pains, his wife Elena Martin told The Hollywood Reporter.

Martin first teamed up with Eastwood on 1999 picture True Crime. He went on to work with him on Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Letters From Iwo Jima (2006), Changeling (2008), Gran Torino (2008), Invictus (2009), Hereafter (2010) and Trouble With the Curve (2012).

Martin also worked with Eastwood on this summer’s Jersey Boys musical and most recently on the Chris Kyle biopic American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper, which is to hit theaters next year. He won an Oscar for sound mixing Eastwood’s 2006 World War II drama Flags of Our Fathers.

Prior to becoming part of Eastwood’s crew, »

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‘St. Vincent’ Trailer: Hey, It’s Sad Melissa McCarthy and a Kicky Bill Murray

1 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This is what dark comedy does — it takes sad situations (impoverishment, alcoholism, horse racing, Naomi Watts doing a really bad accent while also sporting an obviously fake baby bump), and plays them up until they make us laugh, not cry. Ted Melfi‘s St. Vincent looks to be aiming a little to the left of the dramedy mark (in directional comedy speak, that means he’s going a bit too funny with this one) with his debut film, St. Vincent, but at least he’s somewhat in range. The film stars Bill Murray as a character clearly pitched as “what if Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino was actually kinda kicky?” who finds his life turned upside down with the arrival of a new neighbors — sad Melissa McCarthy (is it horrible to comment on how it’s nice to see McCarthy going for just a little bit of pathos for once?) and »

- Kate Erbland

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Clint Eastwood's Famed Characters Invade ‘Jersey Boys’ in New Trailer (Video)

21 June 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Clint Eastwood‘s musical biography “Jersey Boys” opens this weekend to mixed reviews. TheWrap's Alonso Duralde calls the film “entertaining, just not all that good.” Also read: ‘Jersey Boys’ Reviews: Does the Musical Drama Fall Flat With Critics? In TheWrap's latest mashup, Eastwood's roles in “Gran Torino,” “Sudden Impact,” “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” and “Million Dollar Baby” show their blatant disgust for the actor/director's venture into the musical genre. Also read: ‘Jersey Boys’ Review: Clint Eastwood's Jukebox Musical Is Nice, Entertaining, Just Not All That Good (Video) What's your favorite Eastwood role? Watch more of »

- Michael Rich

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