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Justin Theroux Cast to Guest Star on Emma Stone, Jonah Hill Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Justin Theroux has been cast in a guest starring role in Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s upcoming Netflix series “Maniac,” Variety has confirmed.

Details on the nature of Theroux’s character are unknown, but the series is a dark comedy based on a Norwegian series. It follows a man who lives a fantasy life in his dreams, but in reality, is locked up at an institution. Both Hill and Stone will play patients in the institution.

Theroux most recently starred in the HBO series “The Leftovers,” which ended its run on the premium cable network after three seasons in June. He has also appeared in the TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Parks and Recreation.” On the film side, he has appeared in films such as “American Psycho,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” and “The Girl on the Train.” Theroux has also found success as a screenwriter, having worked on the scripts for “Tropic Thunder,” “Iron Man 2 »

- Joe Otterson

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‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ Is A Lacklustre Coming-Of-Age Dramedy [Review]

4 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Allan Loeb certainly isn’t a household name, but there’s a pretty good chance you’ve might’ve seen one or two of his credited movies. Whether it’s “21,” “The Switch,” “The Dilemma,” “Just Go With It,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Rock of Ages” or last year’s regrettable “Collateral Beauty,” just to name a handful, Loeb is one of those screenwriters who’s quick to diversify his resume but never able to prove his skills.

Continue reading ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ Is A Lacklustre Coming-Of-Age Dramedy [Review] at The Playlist. »

- Will Ashton

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ Review: Marc Webb’s Romantic Drama Is a Dumb Male Fantasy That’s Dead on Arrival

4 August 2017 5:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Five films into his feature directing career, it’s growing increasingly clear that Marc Webb loves telling stories about very special boys and girls. If “(500) Days of Summer” and the two “Amazing” Spider-Man movies didn’t make that obvious enough, Webb’s most recent movie prior to this month was “Gifted,” a schmaltzy (but reasonably satisfying) drama about a brilliant child who’s capable of doing college-level math. Still, as the only thing he’s ever made that doesn’t revolve around a super privileged (or super-powered) white guy who expects the world to fall at his feet, it was something of an anomaly in his body of work.

Unfortunately, “The Only Living Boy in New York” gets Webb back on track in such a big way that it borders on self-parody. Song reference or not, the title alone should be a major red flag, but there’s no way »

- David Ehrlich

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Fun Fact: Julianne Hough Has Never Met a Bikini She Hasn't Loved

4 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Julianne Hough has a rockin' body that just won't quit. Aside from flaunting her killer abs whenever she hits the gym, the Dancing With the Stars judge has been known to show off her gorgeous figure from time to time in movies like Safe Haven and Rock of Ages. Not to mention all of her tropical getaways with Bff Nina Dobrev. See some of her best bikini moments! Related18 Times You Wished You Were Friends With Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Jeff Bridges Brings Guidance in First Trailer for Marc Webb’s ‘Only Living Boy in New York’

19 June 2017 9:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When you aren’t carrying the weight of a superhero tentpole franchise on your shoulders, it turns out you can get a whole lot more done. Following the Chris Evans-led Gifted in April, Marc Webb‘s second film of 2017 will be arriving just a few months after in August with The Only Living Boy in New York. Ahead of the release Amazon Studios have now unveiled the first trailer.

Scripted by Allan Loeb (who is on some sort of unfortunate streak with The Space Between UsCollateral BeautySo UndercoverHere Comes the Boom, Rock of Ages, and, well, the list goes on…), hopefully this one is an uptick for the writer, even if the trailer sells a fairly chintzy feel-good dramedy — one that seems to be skipping a festival debut. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon, Callum Turner, and Jeff Bridges, check out the trailer below. »

- Jordan Raup

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5 Ways for Tom Cruise to Resurrect His Career

12 June 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Cruise’s latest starring role in a franchise-facing actioner may not be the out-and-out disaster so many pictured when the first reviews for “The Mummy” started rolling in (current Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%, his second-lowest of all-time), but it’s still worrisome for a tentpole film meant to launch an entirely new franchise. Box office aside, “The Mummy” points to another troubling element in Cruise’s career: woeful repetition.

Cruise remains one of Hollywood’s last big movie stars, a bankable talent who almost exclusively stars in major films that are expected to make a pretty penny at the box office. In recent years, Cruise has leaned hard on large-scale studio projects, from the enduringly popular “Mission: Impossible” franchise to pricey studio outings like “Oblivion” and “Rock of Ages,” and while he’s still a major marquee name, his career is lacking the kind of daring and exciting choices that once made it stand out. »

- Kate Erbland

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8 June 2017 5:10 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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Do The Mummy Reviews Spell Doom for Dark Universe?

7 June 2017 5:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal recently unveiled their very lofty plans for Dark Universe, a cinematic universe centered on their classic monsters that is going to use A-list talent to hopefully get audiences on board for these movies. The first of these thrilling adventures, Tom Cruise's reboot of The Mummy, is set to kick the whole thing off this weekend. To put it lightly, things are not off to a great start. The first wave of reviews for The Mummy have arrived online and they could spell the end of Dark Universe before it even begins.

Tom Cruise is a credit to most movies that he is in, but it doesn't seem as though he is going to be able to outrun some of the problems, at least as far as many critics are concerned, that director Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy has going for it. As of this writing, the movie has »

- MovieWeb

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The Mummy: The Verdict Is In, And Critics Are Not Thrilled

7 June 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Eyes have been resting on Tom Cruise’s upcoming film The Mummy for some time now. Ever since Universal announced that they’d be using the film as a launchpad for a shared universe of films, it’s been a project that carried the weight of more than just your average blockbuster. It carried the name of the beloved baddies that graced the silver screen back in the 1930s.

The film hits theaters tomorrow evening in the U.S., and as of this morning, the embargo has officially lifted for the film, and the consensus is…not great. Sad, I know. We always hope that when a universe like this gets kicked off that they do so on the wrong foot, but as of this writing, the majority of critics don’t seem to be on board with what Universal offered in this particular outing.

Overall, the criticism seems to »

- Joseph Medina

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Allan Loeb Signs With Wme

7 June 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Wme has signed screenwriter/producer Allan Loeb. Loeb’s scripting credits include Collateral Beauty, which he also produced, The Space Between Us, Rock of Ages, Just Go with It, 21, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His next film is the Marc Webb-directed The Only Living Boy in New York, which Roadside Attractions releases August 11, with Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Bridges starring. Loeb, who had been repped by CAA, continues to be managed… »

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Review: ‘The Mummy’ Is The Worst Tom Cruise Movie Ever

7 June 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What made Tom Cruise a movie star? It wasn’t his toothy smile or his all-American dimples. It wasn’t that he was cocky enough to be loved, but also vulnerable enough to be lovable, although that certainly helped. It wasn’t even the fact that the way he runs on screen tells us more about the fundamental nature of cinema than anyone has conveyed with a stride since Eadweard Muybridge trained his camera on a galloping horse. No, Tom Cruise became a movie star because he possessed something that galvanized all of those individual qualities into something special — a need for quality control.

Just consider those credits: “Risky Business.” “Top Gun.” “Born on the Fourth of July.” Cruise was a human seal of freshness decades before today’s Hollywood A-listers needed Rotten Tomatoes to validate their work. If “Cocktail” was the worst movie an actor made in the first decade of their career, »

- David Ehrlich

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10 Moments That Prove Jerry Maguire Is Tom Cruise’s Best Performance

5 June 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The idea of “movie stars” has been on life support since the turn of the 21st Century — we live in a world where brands and intellectual property have become more important than people — but Hollywood as we know it will continue to hang on by a thread for as long as one man keeps running for its life. Tom Cruise isn’t just one of the greatest movie stars in the history of the medium, he might just be the last (depending on how Leonardo DiCaprio wants to play middle age). His face is known all over the world. His name is synonymous with big-screen entertainment. His incredible career has spanned more than 35 years, 45 roles, and hundreds upon hundreds of wild tabloid headlines. He’s been a Vietnam vet, a super-spy, a misogynistic self-help guru, a different super-spy, a samurai, a contract killer, another super-spy, a handsy bartender, a horny Chicago teenager, »

- David Ehrlich

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‘American Made’ Trailer: Tom Cruise is a Drug Smuggler Turned CIA Informant in Wild True Story

5 June 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Before Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman get to work on the much anticipated “Edge of Tomorrow” sequel, the duo will bring one of the CIA’s most infamous true stories to the big screen this fall. “American Made” stars Cruise as Barry Seal, an airline pilot turned drug smuggler turned CIA informant who worked with the Medellin Cartel and was assassinated at age 46. It’s not going to have the alien combat of “Edge of Tomorrow,” but it’s surely going to be just as wild.

Read More: Doug Liman Has a Title In Mind For An ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Sequel, And It’s Not ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’

American Made” marks Liman’s return to Universal Pictures for the first time since “The Bourne Identity.” Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producing through their Imagine Entertainment banner, while Sarah WrightDomhnall GleesonJayma MaysJesse Plemons and Lola Kirke are staring in supporting roles. »

- Zack Sharf

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Diego Boneta to Play Mexican Singer Luis Miguel in Telemundo Series (Exclusive)

16 May 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mexican actor-singer Diego Boneta will play Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Luis Miguel in the upcoming TV bio-musical series on Telemundo.

Best known for his roles in the hit Mexican TV show “Rebelde,” and English-language series — including “90210” and “Pretty Little Liars” — Boneta has also appeared opposite Tom Cruise in the film “Rock of Ages” and starred in the TV series “Scream Queens.” A recording artist as well, Boneta has released two albums, including his debut, “Diego,” and follow up, “Indigo.”

Touted as the only officially authorized series about the fiercely private artist, “Luis Miguel, the Series” joins a pantheon of musical bio-series that Telemundo has been producing, including one on Celia Cruz , “Celia,” and “Hasta Que Te Conoci,” based on the life of pop icon Juan Gabriel.

Luis Miguel, the Series” is produced by Gato Grande Productions, a new joint venture between MGM and Mexican entrepreneurs Miguel Alemán Magnani and Antonio Cue.

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- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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The Top Five Moments of Billions Season 2

12 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Billions is a world-class Showtime series starring Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades and Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod. Their respective love interests are Wendy Rhoades played by Maggie Siff who was last seen on the small screen as Jackson Teller’s wife on “Sons of Anarchy”, and Malin Ackerman as Lara Axelrod, who played Tom Cruise’s main squeeze in “Rock of Ages” on the big screen. So, the second season actually contained better character development and tighter storylines than the first season. What were the best moments of the season? Well, we’ve compiled five of them even though the entire season

The Top Five Moments of Billions Season 2 »

- Nat Berman

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Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel Gets A Title, Tom Cruise And Emily Blunt To Return

7 May 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

On the surface, Edge of Tomorrow seemed like a gimmicky sci-fi film at best. Its Groundhog Day-esque premise didn’t do much to rope audiences in, and it also arrived at an odd time in Tom Cruise’s career, following a string of mediocre releases like Knight and Day, Rock of Ages and Oblivion – all fairly forgettable affairs that had everyone thinking that maybe, the movie star just wasn’t the box office draw that he used to be. That’s why it was such a surprise then when Doug Liman’s brainy thriller turned out to be one of the very best films of the year, delivering a gripping and clever ride that’s now sitting pretty at an impressive 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

For those who haven’t seen the sci-fi gem yet, Edge of Tomorrow threw Cruise and Emily Blunt into “a full-scale alien war, with the »

- Josh Wilding

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‘American Idol’ Veterans Vote for a Reboot, With Former Finalists as Judges

5 May 2017 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood is abuzz — yet again — about prospects of an “American Idol” reboot, this time at ABC with a return slated for spring of 2018. Will the once formidable music competition show, which spent 15 years at Fox, fly again?

Former “Idol” associate musical director Michael Orland, who coached hundreds of finalists during his decade-and-a-half working on the show, thinks the franchise is ripe for a refresh. “‘American Idol’ was, and still is, the biggest and best of all of the entertainment competition shows,” he tells Variety. “It also produced so many people that came out of the show that still continue to make an incredible living as a result of their exposure on the show.”

Orland says that some of that talent nurtured on the series — which turned out stars that included Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia, Phillip Phillips, and Adam Lambert, among others — are prime candidates to take the show »

- Michele Amabile Angermiller

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‘Danny and the Dinosaur’ Movie in Development at Branded Pictures (Exclusive)

20 April 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran producer J. Todd Harris and Marc Marcum are launching a live-action/animated movie version of the 1958 children’s book “Danny and the Dinosaur” through their Branded Pictures Entertainment.

The light-hearted Syd Hoff story starts with a boy named Danny befriending a good-natured dinosaur at a museum with Danny riding out of the museum on the dinosaur’s neck. The two then spend the day together playing, going to the zoo, having ice cream and letting other children use the dinosaur as a slide.

The company has optioned all non-publishing rights to “Danny and the Dinosaur,” which has sold more than 10 million copies. The script has been adapted by David Bowers and writing team Brian Sawyer and Gregg Rossen.

“The writers have transformed this wonderful book series into a vehicle for a top comedy talent,” said Harris, who has the title of president. “We see the feature version of ‘Danny »

- Dave McNary

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Tobey Maguire Will Make His Directorial Debut With Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood on Snow’

5 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over the years, producer Tobey Maguire has been busy. He’s produced The Fifth Wave, Z for Zachariariah, Pawn Sacrifice, and Rock of Ages. In the eight years since Brothers, he’s produced more than acted, although he did very recently provide his voice for the #1 movie in America, Boss Baby. He doesn’t have any acting gigs coming up that we know of, […]

The post Tobey Maguire Will Make His Directorial Debut With Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood on Snow’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Voice Knockouts Recap: Hey, Watch It!

3 April 2017 7:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Starting its Season 12 Knockout Rounds Monday, The Voice threw a curveball at its contestants, allowing the pairs who’d be competing with one another to keep their spots to watch each other rehearse. Mind you, I’m not sure how big a curveball that really was since they’d all certainly gotten to see what their opponent-of-the-week was up to/capable of during the Battle Rounds. And could it possibly have been any more awkward than sitting on stage and idly observing as your rival sang their ass off in hopes of sending you packing? Anyway, the twist did manage to rattle a coupla vocalists. »

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