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Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show, To Whom It May Concern) has been cast as enigmatic crime lord Carlos, in El Rey Network's highly anticipated Supernatural crime saga, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Based on Robert Rodriguez's cult classic film of the same name, the hour-long series will premiere on El Rey Network in Q1 2014, debuting as the first scripted original series on the new genre-busting cable network.
Valderrama joins the previously announced D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe Retaliation) who plays Seth Gecko; Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Richie Gecko; Jesse Garcia (Quinceanera, Sons of Anarchy) who plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series; Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) who joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw; Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files) as Jacob Fuller; Madison Davenport (Save Me, Shameless) as »
Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" has added Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," Larry Crowne ) to its cast. He'll play the enigmatic crime lord Carlos. Valderrama joins previously-announced D.J. Cotrona, who plays Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko; Jesse Garcia who plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series; Don Johnson who joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw; Robert Patrick as Jacob Fuller; Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller; Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller and Eiza González as Santánico Pandemonium. Based on the film of the same name, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable »
Every year is a balancing act for actors looking to make a splash during awards season. On the one hand, each performer wants to increase their visibility and relevance by releasing more than one film featuring strong acting. On the other hand, they don't want to split votes with the Academy by competing against themselves during campaign season. It's tricky, but there is a third option: dual nominations. It's been six years since Cate Blanchett was nominated for both "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "I'm Not There," the last actor to pull off two acting nominations in the same year. Yet 2013 features a strong group of candidates looking to earn two nods from Oscar. These are the top five eligible candidates: Tom HanksFilms: "Captain Phillips," "Saving Mr. Banks"This is absolutely, undoubtedly, no questions about it, Tom Hanks' year... to be nominated. After a few recent misfires ("Larry Crowne »
- Ben Travers
This weekend, a Ridley Scott-directed drama starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Brad Pitt got trounced at the box office by Johnny Knoxville in an old-man costume. Yep, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa topped the chart with an excellent $32 million in its first three days, giving Knoxville his sixth No. 1 movie after his three Jackass films, Men in Black II, and The Dukes of Hazzard. Not a bad run for a guy who built his career on getting pushed into street curbs while sitting inside shopping carts!
- Grady Smith
New York, Oct 24: Speculations are rife that Demi Lovato and her on-off beau Wilmer Valderrama have reportedly patched things up, after the two were spotted holding hands at a Halloween event in California.
The duo had reportedly broken up in 2012 because of their age difference of 12 years, but since then they have sporadically been seen together, the New York Daily News reported.
In August, the brunette beauty had joined the 'Larry Crowne' actor at Disneyland, and shortly after that the pair was seen shopping at Barneys in Beverly. (Ani) »
- Arun Pandit
Katherine Heigl ( Knocked Up , 27 Dresses ), Tom Wilkinson ( The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , Michael Clayton ), Linda Emond ( Julie & Julia ) and Grace Gummer ( Frances Ha , Larry Crowne ) are set to star in Jenny's Wedding , written and to be directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue ( Beaches ), it was announced today by producers Donoghue, Gail Levin and Mm Productions' Michelle Manning. Set to start shooting on October 28, Jenny's Wedding revolves around Jenny (Heigl) who causes a massive sea-change in the lives of her closely knit, highly conventional family when she finally decides to marry. A pretty and engaging woman, everyone is baffled by Jenny's lack of a love-life, and her parents (Wilkinson, Emond) particularly have been anxious for her to settle down, but when the »
• Peter Bradshaw's review of Turbo
• Watch the Ender's Game trailer
Following a session that saw the lowest grosses of any weekend in 2013 so far, box office has bounced back, thanks to the arrival at last of some commercially strong new product. Both Turbo and Captain Phillips delivered numbers north of £3m. The last time a film – any film, let alone two at once – managed a £3m-plus session was back in late August with the arrival of One Direction: This Is Us.
In the official chart, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo grabs the top spot with £3.89m, boosted by £1.77m in previews. That number compares unfavourably with the previous effort from the company, The Croods, which kicked off with £5.37m including £1.85m in previews back in March. Turbo's result »
- Charles Gant
[Here's Deborah with a personal story that any movie-loving reader with a kid (or that hopes to have one might enjoy). How will you introduce them to the movies? And who will they love onscreen? - N]
Tom Hanks was my son's first favorite actor.
I started my son on classic movies when he was just eight years old. Arthur has Asperger's, and was intensely sensitive to any content that was even vaguely upsetting. At the age of nine, he could have worked for Screenit.com or the MPAA. My solution was to introduce him to movies from a time of more delicate sensibilities. Starting with Miracle on 34th Street, we moved to Arsenic and Old Lace, which opened into a long-term screwball comedy kick. Musicals, too, became a major part of our lives, up to and including Arthur's passion for Gene Kelly and his entry into dance school.
But at the movie theater, it was strictly kid stuff: Pixar, Harry Potter, Batman. Christmas of 2002, I asked my then-twelve-year old if he wanted to see a grown-up movie. He loved Catch Me If You Can. About a year later, »
- Deborah Lipp
It’s prom night in October, and although horror remake Carrie is eying a solid debut, the film will have to work some major box office magic to prevent Gravity from being crowned queen for a third weekend. Carrie isn’t the only new wide release hitting theaters — there’s also Escape Plan and The Fifth Estate, whose prospects are decidedly dimmer.
Here’s how the box office might shake out this weekend:
1. Gravity – $34 million
- Grady Smith
With strong performances in both film and television, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has established herself as a rising star, appearing in tv shows such as Doctor Who, Undercovers, and Touch, as well as movies such as Larry Crowne and Odd Thomas. Her growing number of fans were thus pleased when Mbatha-Raw landed her first feature film leading role in Belle. The film, which made its premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, sees Mbatha-Raw appear alongside Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Tom Felton, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson, and Miranda Richardson. The first trailer for the film, director Amma Asante’s second feature, has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Captain Phillips did strong business in its maiden voyage this weekend, though it didn't come anywhere close to topping Gravity.After setting an October opening weekend record, Gravity eased just 23 percent to $43.2 million. That's the best non-holiday hold ever for a movie that opened over $50 million. Also of note: Gravity added $9.05 million in IMAX, which is the highest second weekend ever for the format ahead of The Dark Knight Rises ($8.99 million). Through 10 days, Gravity has earned a fantastic $122.3 million.Gravity's unprecedented hold can be attributed to strong word-of-mouth that's focused on the experience of seeing the movie on the big screen in 3D. This is a very powerful sentiment that's getting people out to the theater who may otherwise have waited to watch at home. Additionally, it's ensuring that people are buying the premium-priced tickets*Gravity's 3D share was 82 percent this weekend, which is up from 80 percent in its opening. »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tom Hanks’ ‘Captain Phillips’ weekend box office: One of Hanks’ biggest domestic openings in the past decade Starring two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the title role — though you wouldn’t know it by looking at the film’s poster — Paul Greengrass’ inspired-by-real-life-events Captain Phillips grossed an estimated $8.5 million from 3,020 venues on Friday, October 11, 2013, including $600,000 from Thursday night showings, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Captain Phillips chronicles the adventures of the titular captain of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. (Photo: Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.) Budgeted at $55 million — not including marketing and distribution expenses — Captain Phillips should collect anywhere between $23-25 million by Sunday evening. A major Saturday surge and a strong Sunday hold could lead to even higher results, but for now that’s mere speculation. Either way, Captain Phillips has absolutely no chance of topping this weekend’s domestic box office chart, »
- Zac Gille
Alfonso Cuaron’s space juggernaut, Gravity, held strong in the No. 1 spot this Friday, bringing in $12.7 million. That brings Gravity’s domestic haul to $91.9 million in its first eight days in theaters. The film is on target to accrue around $44 million in its sophomore weekend, guaranteeing it will break the $100 million mark by Saturday.
Though it couldn’t take the top spot, Sony’s $55 million thriller, Captain Phillips — based on the true story of a captain who protects his cargo ship crew when they’re attacked by Somali pirates — brought in a solid $8.5 million on Friday. Captain Phillips’ star, Tom Hanks, »
- Jodi Walker
Tom Hanks is getting rave reviews for his performance in Captain Phillips (out today). It’s familiar territory for the two-time Oscar winner, but after recent offerings like Cloud Atlas, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Larry Crowne underperformed, we began to worry about his status inside Hollywood’s golden circle. With Phillips and the forthcoming Saving Mr. Banks (he plays Walt Disney!), Hanks is poised to once again be a mainstay come awards season–and we couldn’t be happier. Nobody hits a promo circuit like Hanx.
In addition to his fine acting, Hanks continues to be one of the most adorable, endearing people in the biz. From his contributions to the internet, to his continued support for his longtime love (and aspiring rapper of a son), Hanks is the one actor we’d want to play our father in the hypothetical movie about our lives. If you’ve »
- Emily Exton
For 20 years, audiences have viewed Tom Hanks as a nice, average Everyman. Older audiences may remember that he got his start as a drag comic and childlike goofball. Either way, it may come as a shock to think of him as a tough guy who takes on modern-day pirates in the new thriller "Captain Phillips."
And yet, seemingly under our noses, Hanks has been quietly building a resume worthy of a two-fisted action star, the sort of guy you'd want to have your back in a pinch, and who can be counted on to save the day. In fact, maybe we should stop thinking of him as Tom Hanks: Everyman, and start thinking of him as Tom Hanks: Badass!
Hanks's drive toward badassery actually began early on, even when he was still playing goofballs. In 1985's "The Man With One Red Shoe," he gets involved with an international spy ring. »
- Gary Susman
It’s Tim, here on the eve of Captain Phillips getting released for all the world to enjoy, to ponder the career of its star Tom Hanks. For this movie (and Saving Mr. Banks later in the year, to lesser degree) represents a kind of comeback, for a movie star that never seemed like he needed one; and yet the buzzy, well-received thriller is lining up to be the first largely successful vehicle that Hanks has had in years. Larry Crowne sank without a trace; Angels & Demons impressed nobody and was hardly a “Tom Hanks movie” in the first place. And that already puts us more than half a decade in the past. An odd fate for the man who seemed so unavoidable in the ‘90s and into the ‘00s.
But anyway, 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for the actor, so what better opportunity to look back »
- Tim Brayton
Gravity scored an out-of-this-world $55.6 million on its opening weekend, and it’s held up remarkably well over the Monday-to-Thursday period. The Sandra Bullock/George Clooney spectacle has already earned over $73 million in its first six days, and it’s destined to soar past $100 million this weekend. Of course, the Oscar-hopeful Captain Phillips and the couldn’t-care-less-about-an-Oscar title Machete Kills will both hit theaters this weekend, but neither has much of a chance of dethroning the sci-fi blockbuster. Here’s how the chart might look this weekend.
1. Gravity – $40 million
Warner Bros.’ $100 million hit has earned an average of $6 million over the past three weekdays, »
- Grady Smith
Tom Hanks has been a beloved Hollywood star for so long that it sounds like a fact-checking error when you read that he hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar in 12 years. During an historic stretch that spanned from A League of Their Own to Cast Away, Hanks could do no wrong, winning two Academy Awards and starring in 10 movies that topped $100 million. But his last decade’s highlights have been animated films, a Dan Brown franchise, and the HBO historical epics that he’s produced; his last few starring vehicles underachieved.
Notable recent movies: Box-office gross, (Metacritic/Rotten Tomatoes)
Cloud Atlas (2012): $27.1 million, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Plot: The true story of Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) who-as the captain of the merchant marine vessel the Maersk Alabama- was taken hostage by Somali Pirates. Review: Captain Phillips is vintage Tom Hanks. By that I mean that Captain Phillips proves, now and forever, that despite a series of underwhelming movies (The Davinci Code, Angels & Demons, Larry Crowne) Tom Hanks is still at the top of his game. This is likely his best role since Road To Perdition, and a movie that's all »
- Chris Bumbray
Tom Hanks is playing a real-life hero in this week's Captain Phillips, but he's portrayed an unbelievable amount of iconic characters already. Since Hanks's career began in the '80s, he's won two Oscars and moved on to producing and directing films. See how well you know him by matching the still shot to the title it corresponds to! Question 1 of 5 ? Name That Movie: Larry Crowne The Ladykillers The Great Buck Howard Catch Me If You Can »
- Maggie Pehanick
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