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Cameron Crowe Romantic Comedy Pushed Back to May 29

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have moved back Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy from December to May 29.

Set in Hawaii, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

Cooper plays a military contractor who reconnects with a long-ago love (portrayed by McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for an Air Force watchdog, played by Stone. Bill Murray plays a billionaire launching a satellite system; John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin also star.

“Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release,” said Sony marketing chief Jeff Blake. “The movie is Cameron at his best.”

Crowe directed from his own script and produced with Scott Rudin.  Executive producers are Ilona Herzberg, Eli Bush and Ben Waisbren.

The film was formerly called “Deep Tiki” and “Volcano Romance.” Crowe shot his last film, “We Bought a Zoo,” in Southern California.

The film open against Focus »

- Dave McNary

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Elle Fanning Books Neil Gaiman Adaptation How To Talk To Girls At Parties

10 July 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember a few years back, when Dakota Fanning was the precocious child star stealing all our hearts? Well, while Dakota has grown up, staring us down as an evil vampire in The Twilight Saga and appearing in smaller films like Night Moves, it’s pretty clear to see that her younger sister Elle has dethroned her in the hearts and minds of the general public.

Since breaking out with Somewhere and Super 8, younger Fanning hasn’t slowed down one bit, appearing in feel-good crowd-pleaser We Bought a Zoo, indie drama Ginger & Rosa, dystopian romance Young Ones and, most impressively, fairy-tale blockbuster Maleficent. Now, Fanning’s ready to finally prove herself as a lead actress, with news that she’s landed the lead role in How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

An adaptation of the short story of the same name by The Graveyard Book and Coraline author Neil Gaiman, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK, BBC iPlayer (from Jul 07)

7 July 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Lego Movie: you’ve seen this all before — it’s Toy Story meets The Matrix — just not done in Legos [my review] [at iTunes UK] The Lunchbox: a charming, bittersweet, utterly chaste love affair forged over food and cemented by kindred spirits [my review] [at iTunes UK] 112 Weddings: startling and welcome breath of reality for an institution overladen by fantasy in our culture: happily ever after is hard! [my review] [at iTunes UK] Visitors: a weirdly beautiful film, eerie in its complicated simplicity, and open to seven billion interpretations, all of them valid [my review] [at iTunes UK] The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s latest is chock full of glorious Gillam style and a fun performance from Christoph Waltz, but little else [at iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Lego Movie: you’ve seen this all before — it’s Toy Story meets »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New trailer released for Gone Girl

7 July 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After dropping some excellent new posters a couple of days ago, 20th Centry Fox have delivered a new trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which hits cinemas in the Us and the UK on October 3rd.

The movie is based off the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, and stars Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Rosamund Pike (The World’s End).

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Check out the trailer below… »

- Luke Owen

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Evidence posters for David Fincher’s Gone Girl

5 July 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To highlight the impending arrival of a new trailer this coming Monday (July 7th), 20th Century Fox and New Regency Pictures have debuted a selection of ‘Evidence’ promotional posters for David Fincher’s latest film Gone Girl

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is set for release on October 3rd, with a cast that also includes Emily Ratajkowski (iCarly), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (Madea Gets A Job), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit »

- Gary Collinson

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Cameron Crowe Working On Showtime Series Roadies

13 June 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With such feel-good dramas as Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost FamousElizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo on his resume, Cameron Crowe has carved out a pretty well-defined niche for himself in cinema. Now, however, it appears that the director, whose still-untitled romantic comedy with Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper is slated for release this December, is about to make the leap to the small screen. Today, we’re hearing that Crowe is collaborating with premium cable network Showtime to develop a series called Roadies.

The ensemble comedy series, to be set during a U.S. rock tour, is being produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot. If the series works out, Crowe will direct the pilot later this year. The helmer’s involvement in a musically-driven show shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given his past. Crowe worked as a Rolling Stone music journalist in the 1970s, which »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Cameron Crowe’s Developing a Comedy for Showtime

13 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

NikkiFinke.com reports Cameron Crowe is about to embark on his first foray into television. Working with J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot, Crowe is developing an ensemble comedy about a rock tour, called Roadies. Crowe, who created the show, will also direct the pilot for Showtime. Currently, Crowe is putting the finishing touches on his presently untilted Bradley Cooper– and Emma Stone–starring romantic comedy, which is set to come out later this year. Still, we are hoping for a sequel to We Bought a Zoo — a.k.a. We Bought a Two. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Cameron Crowe to develop TV show Roadies for Showtime

13 June 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Cameron Crowe garnered great commercial success with Jerry Maguire, and crafted a film-enthusiast favorite in Almost Famous. Since then, his career has arguably wavered. Not everyone was down with his remake of Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky (my personal favorite). Elizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo were far from high points, even if there were elements in both that couldn't be found elsewhere (namely great soundtracks). With a still untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone »

- Sean Wist

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Quvenzhané Wallis Finds a Family in Second 'Annie' Remake Trailer

29 May 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The remake of Annie is still quite some time away from hitting theaters just before Christmas, but with Maleficent hitting the big screen this weekend, it's the perfect time to get some more buzz. It looks like as hokey as the first trailer, but there's some new bits with Rose Byrne mocking Jamie Foxx for sounding like Batman. Cameron Diaz is being obnoxious, but not in a way that we're enjoying. This seems like a dud, but maybe fans of the musical will find this contemporary adaptation with Quvenzhané Wallis enjoyable. We still wish there was a much different spin on the music, but maybe there's more in store. Here's the new trailer for Will Gluck's remake of Annie, originally from Yahoo: Annie is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) who also wrote the screenplay with Alice Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emma Thompson. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Maleficent movie review: fatal enchantment… you know, for kids!

28 May 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Please leave your desire for a well-rounded story in the lockers provided, and keep your arms and legs inside the ride while it is in motion. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have seen the source material (and I am indifferent about it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Beware, children, when attempting to rehabilitate a cartoon villain. Or when updating a fairy tale or beloved classic fantasy story. For you tread on treacherous ground, and a successful completion of your quest is far from certain.

As a warning to you all, behold Maleficent, the “true story” behind Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty, and the lesson not learned from Disney’s previous similar outings, Oz the Great and Powerful and Alice in Wonderland. Unless the lesson is: Throw enough theme-park spectacle at audiences and you don’t need to bother with »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Mark Mothersbaugh To Score Cameron Crowe's Upcoming Film Starring Bradley Cooper & Emma Stone

19 May 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Composer/Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh has worked on a number different films and TV shows over the years, collaborating with directors such as Wes Anderson and Phil Lord and Chris Miller along the way. Now you can add Cameron Crowe to the long list of filmmakers who has worked with the man as Mothersbaugh revealed last week at the Bmi Film & Television Awards that he’s been hired to write the music for Crowe’s upcoming untitled project. Mothersbaugh will be the first "established" film composer that Cameron Crowe’s worked with in his 25 years as a filmmaker. His previous film, “We Bought A Zoo,” featured music written by Jónsi, the Sigur Rós frontman (who early on, was said to be scoring this movie, but it seems that didn't work out). Before that, ex-wife Nancy Wilson was usually tasked with those duties. Of course, leave it to Cameron Crowe to »

- Ken Guidry

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Jimmy Kimmel Won't Let Matt Damon Buy La Clippers After ‘How Badly It Went When He Bought a Zoo’ (Video)

2 May 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jimmy Kimmel heard Matt Damon express a “super-tiny” amount of interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers from disgraced owner Donald Sterling, and naturally, was outraged. “I'm not going to stand by and let Matt Damon buy the Clippers,” Kimmel said on Thursday. “Let's not forget how badly it went when he bought a zoo.” Also read: HBO Brings Back Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's ‘Project Greenlight’ – After 11 Years The joke is a reference to Damon's 2011 movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” directed by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”). The family comedy actually got decent reviews, but apparently, Kimmel didn't like it. »

- Greg Gilman

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'New Girl' recap: 'Dance' like nobody's watching

29 April 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Did the latest New Girl feel like the penultimate episode of a season? Nope. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely. I’ve gotten some heat (not of the Winston variety) this year for being a demanding recapper. Apparently wanting forward momentum from a sitcom is too much to ask. Well, “Dance” didn’t really advance the plot, but I still found it charming. It had solid one-liners and independent, yet appropriate antics for each character. All that plus a song about eatin’ ‘nanas in the dark and plenty of dance-ready tunes. That’s enough for me! But was it enough for you? »

- Lanford Beard

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First poster and trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck

15 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

New Regency Pictures and 20th Century Fox have released the first poster and trailer for Gone Girl, director David Fincher’s (The Social Network) adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, which stars Ben Affleck (Argo) as a man who may or may not have killed his wife, played by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End). Check them out here…

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is set for release on October 3rd, with a cast that also includes »

- Gary Collinson

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of Heaven Is For Real in St. Louis

4 April 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, Heaven Is For Real brings to the screen the true story that has inspired millions across the globe – that of a little boy’s extraordinary, life-changing experience, and his father’s search for the courage and conviction to share his son’s discovery with the world.

Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award-winner Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) stars as Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman, volunteer firefighter and pastor struggling to make ends meet in a tough year for his family. After his bright young son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum in his feature film debut) is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, Todd and his wife Sonja (Kelly Reilly, Flight, Sherlock Holmes) are overjoyed by his miraculous survival. But they are wholly unprepared for what happens next — Colton starts to matter-of-factly recount what he says was an amazing journey to heaven and back. »

- Movie Geeks

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier review: politics in our peanut butter

24 March 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first movie, love Chris Evans, love the Avengers series

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I saw an ad on British TV last Friday night — it came, perhaps unsurprisingly, during a break in the broadcast of the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — in which Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury helped British ISP Sky Broadband cheer on its new automatic censoring filters… the ones that new customers have to opt-out of if they don’t want them, and that have been found to block legitimate sites, including those offering rape counseling, sex education, and legal file sharing. (You can watch that ad here.) Is S.H.I.E.L.D. pro-censorship now? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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California Production Tax Credit Generated $4.3 Billion in Activity

20 March 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Backers of expanding California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program have received a strong endorsement from a new study by the Southern California Association of Governments.

The study, released Thursday, asserts that the current program — funded at $100 million annually — created an 11% return on investment in its first three years in 109 projects; helped generate $4.3 billion in economic activity; supported 22,300 jobs; and generated $247.7 million in state and local tax revenues.

High-profile projects covered under the program included “Bridesmaids,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “The Social Network” and “We Bought a Zoo.” Television series brought the highest return on investment at 19%, while independent feature films generated a 15% return.

The Scag study also found that for every $1 of tax credit certificate issued, total economic activity in the state increased by $19.12; total state gross domestic product increased by $9.48; and $1.11 was returned to state and local governments in the form of tax revenues.

“You cannot look at »

- Dave McNary

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The Sun Comes Out, Reveals First Trailer for Annie Remake

6 March 2014 10:03 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

After becoming the third youngest actress to receive an Oscar Nomination for her debut in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis followed that role with a part in this year's Academy Award–winning 12 Years a Slave. Now, the young actress is ready to tackle a classic role in the upcoming remake of Annie.

The movie's first trailer reveals that it's still a hard knock life for Wallis' Annie, who escapes from the orphanage of Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) to live with the rich Daddy Warbucks — this time re-imagined as a politician named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). However, unlike the previous 1982 adaptation, this Annie is armed with modern updates on the 1977 musical's classic songs as well as new tracks written by Jay-z, who also served as one of the movie's producers.

Directed by Will Gluck (Easy A), Annie was written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo). Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, »

- Ryan Gowland

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The 'Annie' Trailer Will Have You Tapping Your Toes (Video)

6 March 2014 4:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The big-budget remake of beloved musical "Annie" is nothing if not ambitious.

Developed by Jay-z, who memorably sampled "Annie" for his huge hit "Hard Knock Life," and Will Smith, who originally designed the project as a vehicle for his daughter, Willow, this new version of "Annie" will feature a largely African American cast and be set in present day New York Quvenzhane Wallis, fresh from her Oscar nomination for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is the new Annie and Jamie Foxx plays a character based on the Daddy Warbucks part from the original. And based on the just-released first teaser for the Christmas release, it's going to sleekly modernize the material while keeping all of those classic "Annie" elements that make it such a beloved musical.

We get to see a little bit of everything in the teaser -- the scope and complexity of the musical numbers, which have an agreeable crayon-colored look, »

- Drew Taylor

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Watch: Quvenzhané Wallis Has a Hard Knock Life in 'Annie' Trailer

5 March 2014 4:03 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After a breakthrough performance in the Best Picture nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, young actress Quvenzhané Wallis is getting musical in this contemporary adaptation of the classic musical Annie. With a story that puts the adorable orphan in the care of Will Stacks, just in time to help his New York mayoral campaign, everything about this updated, urban on the material feels too phony, and so do Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Wallis is cute as Annie, and she's certainly grown up a bit since her indie debut, but this film doesn't look like anything special, and the singing sounds way too artificially poppy. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Will Gluck's remake of Annie, originally from Yahoo: Annie is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) who also wrote the screenplay with Alice Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emma Thompson. Putting a »

- Ethan Anderton

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