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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “Ouija” from Jason Blum (producer of the “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious” and “The Purge” films) and the producer of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”!
“Ouija,” which opens on Oct. 24, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Ana Coto, Douglas Smith, Shelley Hennig, Sierra Heuermann and Bianca Santos from writer and director Stiles White and writer Juliet Snowden.
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Don’t lie, you played the game. Your parents warned you not to play it in your house but you did it anyway. Now, experience the film – Ouija!! We have some passes for you lucky souls to possess. Read on to find out how to score the passes.
In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.
Ouija has been rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned – Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) for disturbing violent content, »
- Andy Triefenbach
Threshold Entertainment has announced a Tetris movie is in the works, much to the chagrin of people everywhere with taste. Industry skeptics question if the movie will ever get made, but we figured it might be fun to play along anyway. Also read: Lionsgate Ups ‘Change of Control’ Threshold Considering the flop that was 2012's “Battleship,” we understand why many think another game-based movie is an awful idea. But Threshold was the company that adapted “Mortal Kombat” into a somewhat serviceable flick, so who's to say they couldn't do even better with a video game even more people enjoy? Also »
- Travis Reilly
If The Sunday Mirror is to be trusted, the producers of the James Bond franchise have approached Rihanna for a small role in their next film. Nothing is known about the role at this time, though it could amount to little more than a cameo. What is known, according their source, is that she's definitely interested.
According to the paper's source, "Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one. She didn't even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it." The source asserts, "She's really excited."
This wouldn't be her first foray into appearing in a blockbuster film, considering she has 2012's Battleship on her resumé.
One possibility that the report doesn't mention is that she could just have been asked to provide the film with its signature theme song. Bond films are known for »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Ah, the James Bond movie casting rumours. We've missed these. With production on the new 007 adventure set to begin in the next month or two, the only faces we know for definite returning are Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris. As for new names to the world of Bond? We're expecting announcements in due course, but they haven't been forthcoming yet.
It's come from a tabloid source, the Daily Mirror, so liberal doses of salt probably help in digesting this one. The Mirror, however, reports that she's been approached by the Bond team about taking a role in the new movie. »
Here's what an unidentified source told British tabloid The Sunday Mirror, claiming that the Barbados native is a huge fan of the James Bond franchise.
"Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one. She didn't even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She's really excited."
Rihanna made her feature film debut in the 2012 action-adventure Battleship. She also played herself in last year's comedy hit This Is the End and appeared in the documentaries Katy Perry: Part of Me and Bettie Page Reveals All. The actress-singer also lends her voice to DreamWorks Animation's Home, in theaters next March.
It's possible that Eon Productions may also want Rihanna to sing »
Pop star Rihanna is rumored to be making a cameo in the next James Bond movie, according to Ok!.
The British trade claims Eon Productions have approached the 26-year old singer to see whether she'd be interested in making a guest appearance.
Their source says: "Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one. She didn’t even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She’s really excited."
It would mark the singer's third onscreen role following "Battleship" and "This Is The End". No mention is made in the report of Rihanna potentially singing the theme song for the film which begins shooting around year's end. »
- Garth Franklin
Barbadian superstar, Rihanna, has dominated pop charts and won multiple Grammy Awards, but is she preparing to take one more shot at acting? According to a recent article in The Sunday Mirror (via Ok!), was approached by Bond 24 producers about a role in the film. According to their anonymous source the singer was thrilled with the offer. "Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one," The Daily Mirror source explained. "She didn't even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She's really excited." Rihanna hasn't done much acting, but she did appear in 2012's Battleship as Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes and as herself in the 2013 comedy, This Is the End. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig »
Before you get too excited, this is being reported by UK newspaper The Sunday Mirror and only has quotes from an “unnamed source”, but there are some who are claiming that pop singer Rihanna is being linked to the upcoming 24th Bond movie.
“Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one”, the unnamed source who might not exist said. “She didn’t even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She’s really excited.”
The yet-to-titled Bond 24 will start shooting in December and reunites Skyfall director Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig, who is making his fourth appearance as 007, while the cast also includes the returning Ralph Fiennes, »
- Luke Owen
Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) stars as Elaine Morris, who convinces her friends to use a Ouija board, in order to communicate with their deceased friend. They unleash a terrifying paranormal force that may destroy them all in director Stiles White's thriller, which is produced by Jason Blum and Michael Bay.
In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th alongside Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. »
“You damn fool kids will never learn,” said the tubby fisherman in The Blair Witch Project. While that plaid-clad chap was referring to the meddlesome antics of three young filmmakers in the woods, his brief mutter still stands true in regards to the activities in most teen horrors today. Which ties in nicely, as a new trailer proves that’s still very much the case in the upcoming horror film, Ouija.
If you haven’t already guessed, the movie involves a gaggle of youngsters who happen upon a Ouija board and attempt to rouse a spirit from the afterlife. Co-written by Stiles White and Juliet Snowden, and directed by the former, it’s guaranteed to hit the spot for audiences venturing to the theatre this Halloween. Today’s trailer, brought to you by Universal, delivers sufficient teases for the late show crowds.
Does the tale of a bunch of kids »
- Gem Seddon
Back in July it was reported that Colin Farrell had entered talks with HBO about joining the cast of True Detective for its second season, and now the actor has confirmed his involvement with the critically acclaimed show during an interview with Irish newspaper Sunday World.
“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited. I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”
Other names reportedly in the frame for roles in the second season of True Detective include Taylor Kitsch (Battleship), Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Rachel McAdams (About Time), Brit Marling (The Keeping Room), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander »
- Gary Collinson
Before sitting down to watch the new Liam Neeson movie, audiences have been prepped to see the weary-faced action star kicking ass with class, thanks to entertaining flicks like “Taken,” “Non-Stop,” and “The Grey.” But, for every “Taken” there’s a “Taken 2,” and if one year the grizzly Irishman can come out with something as forceful as “The Grey,” the following year “Battleship” can sink people’s opinions once more. It’s just not simple to put a finger on the prospects of a new Neeson film, particularly one directed by screenwriter-turned-director Scott Frank. The only previous feature Frank has directed was the overlooked and underrated “The Lookout,” and he's also got “Get Shorty” and “Out Of Sight” under his writing belt, as well as the less memorable “Flight Of The Phoenix.” With this combined pedigree from the actor and writer-director, the two dominant forces behind “A Walk Among The Tombstones, »
- Nikola Grozdanovic
Gorgeous model turned actress Brooklyn Decker might be every man's fantasy gal! She's got a body to die for, a mega-watt smile, a good sense of humor – plus she loves football.
She's the perfect gal for any football crazy guy – and which guy isn’t a bit nutty now that football season is here!
Brooklyn admits in the Decker/Roddick home both of them have fantasy crushes ...
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Brendan Gleeson is perfectly cast in The Grand Seduction, a comedy drama that aims to send up the postcard image of rural life. Unfortunately, Canadian director Don McKellar falls into his own trap with a storytelling style that wavers between wry cynicism and twee romanticism.
American muscle-head Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, John Carter) loses some of that action hero bulk to play Dr Paul Lewis, but he still looks out of place in a small fishing village where he is forced to act as Gp after getting caught with cocaine at customs. Just the name, Tickle Cove, is enough to conjure a picture of seaside tranquillity, but on the contrary, the fishing business has dried up and its residents need to find an alternative source of revenue »
When it comes to music, these girls have it all. They can sing. They can dance. And they can act — err, wait a minute on the last one. Sadly, a powerful voice, a magnetic personality in interviews, or killer dance moves in music videos doesn’t mean a pop star has what it takes to be an actress. With practice, some do get better. But if their big screen debuts are any precursor, some of them better stick to their main gig and leave the acting to the professionals.
Check out the 10 worst big screen debuts from your favorite female pop stars, including Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. (Oh yeah, the latter is making her return to the big screen in The Giver, co-starring Meryl Streep, in theaters this weekend.)
Given that so many singers make cameos and small, often uncredited appearances in films, we limited the big screen »
- Stacy Lambe
The casting process for True Detective’s second season has become just about as complicated as Rust and Marty’s search for the Yellow King in season one. And if you add in the 21st-century problem of social media—which the Yellow King was not a big fan of—one could argue that it’s an even more complicated puzzle. For months, there have been rumors surrounding the number of leads—two! three! four!—and from there, rumors surrounding who will play those leads—Josh Brolin! Brad Pitt! Jessica Chastain!
At this point, the show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, has »
- Samantha Highfill
Taylor Kitsch is a solid actor who had a bad run of box office flops that included the likes of John Carter and Battleship. Just because he had a few bombs it doesn't mean he's not talented. I enjoyed him in Friday Night Lights and one of his more recent films, Lone Survivor. According to The Wrap he has recently been offered the lead role in The Raid remake, which is being directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3).
If cast, the actor will join Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who confirmed himself that he was going to be in the movie. I really wish this remake wasn't happening, I just don't see how it can be as badass and hardcore as what we've seen in the original films. The cast they are putting together though is pretty solid so far.
When talking about the story that the remake will tell, »
- Joey Paur
Hollywood’s upcoming remake of Gareth Evans’ “The Raid” already has a director in Patrick Hughes, who is coming off “The Expendables 3,” along with a screenwriter in Brad Ingelsby, but it still needs a star. Is that Taylor Kitsch? Word from The Wrap is that the “Battleship,” “John Carter,” and most recently, “Lone Survivor” star has been offered the lead in the upcoming movie, but apparently there’s a chance Kitsch might end up doing HBO’s critically acclaimed “True Detective” instead — or do both, one after another. The remake will closely follow Evans’ original, following “an elite Indonesian Swat that gets trapped inside a building run by a vicious gangster and his thugs.” Much ass kicking and killing commences. It’s basically also the same premise for the “Dredd” remake. The 2011 film, originally titled “The Raid: Redemption,” cemented the international presence of Evans and his star, Iko Uwais. »
There a lot of movies I hear or read people rave about, and when I finally watch them I'm underwhelmed.
"The Raid" is not one of those movies. It's every bit the thrill ride people say it is; so it's no surprise Hollywood wants to remake it.
I'm not inherently against remakes, there are several I like quite a bit. "The Departed" and "Last House on the Left" are great examples of remakes that are equal to, and in many ways surpass, the original films. That being said, I'll try to have an open mind watching the American remake of "The Raid," but I'm not terribly optimistic at this point.
The Wrap is reporting that Taylor Kitsch has been offered the lead role. I've seen Kitsch in "Savages", "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", "Battleship" and "John Carter of Mars," and I wasn't exactly impressed.
What so you think? Can Kitsch pull off the role? »
- Philip Sticco
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