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9 items from 2014


Relativity’s ‘Beyond The Lights’ To Open 18th Urbanworld Fest

4 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The latest film from director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees) will open the 18th annual Urbanworld Film Festival, organizers of the largest competitive multicultural fest said today. Beyond the Lights stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Larry Crowne), Nate Parker (Red Tails, The Great Debaters), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) and Emmy Award nominee Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon) in the tale of a rising musician struggling with the pressures of superstardom. Bet Networks and founding sponsor HBO are backers of the fest which will take place September 17-21 in New York. Over 70 films are set to screen this year. Beyond The Lights will screen on September 18 ahead of its November 14 wide release via Relativity, which produced alongside Relativity Sports, Undisputed Cinema and Homegrown Pictures in association with Bet Films. Other highlights of the 2014 slate include a screening of HBO Latino’s Habla Men and »

- The Deadline Team

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Brandon Routh, George Lazenby and the one-hit movie wonders

8 July 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.

Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.

Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.

Brandon Routh

Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.

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First Trailer, Poster & Pictures for 'The Interview', Rogen and Goldberg's 'This is the End' Follow-Up

11 June 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's follow-up to This is the End, a film described as an action-comedy in which James Franco stars as tabloid journalist Dave Skylark, who, along with his "Skylark Tonight" producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), have landed an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un (Randall Park, Larry Crowne), a self-proclaimed fan of the show, in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Lizzy Caplan co-stars. The film is set to hit theaters on October 10, watch the trailer and check out the pictures and poster below. sb id="945827" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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First Poster for 'The Interview', Rogen and Goldberg's 'This is the End' Follow-Up

11 June 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Columbia Pictures has released the poster for The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's follow-up to This is the End, a film described as an action-comedy in which James Franco stars as tabloid journalist Dave Skylark, who, along with his "Skylark Tonight" producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), have landed an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un (Randall Park, Larry Crowne), a self-proclaimed fan of the show, in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Lizzy Caplan co-stars. The film is set to hit theaters on October 10 and I'll have the first trailer for you tomorrow morning. In the meantime the poster is featured directly below. »

- Brad Brevet

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It's Sequel Time for 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

28 May 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's been over a decade since we've visited Dancing Zorba's and witnessed the magical healing powers of Windex, but all that's about to change. Nia Vardalos, the writer and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," has penned a sequel that's getting big-screen treatment, with help from producers Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. Thankfully, her co-star John Corbett is also returning; the "Northern Exposure" (and, Ok, "Sex and the City") star played her hunky but most definitely not Greek husband in the original film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be yet another giant Greek wedding at the heart of this sequel, as well as a big family secret. Vardalos told THR, "Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true." Hey, who could blame her?

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- Jenni Miller

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'

7 April 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Has any hit ever been more sure-fire than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2? The eighth Harry Potter film opened just under a decade after the first one — a decade that saw Potter fandom sweep across the globe. The franchise’s rapid release schedule — with a new film hitting theaters every 18 months on average — meant that a whole generation of moviegoers literally grew up with Harry Potter, watching the stars age from humble prepubescent beginnings into grown-up megastars. The fact that J.K. Rowling released the three final books during the same period occasionally made it feel like all »

- Darren Franich

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'A Hologram for the King' with Tom Hanks Begins Shooting in Morocco

6 March 2014 4:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shooting starts in Morocco today on the comedic drama A Hologram for the King, which is being directed by Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas, Perfume), who also adapted the script from the eponymous novel by Dave Eggers. The independently-financed production stars multiple Oscar winner Tom Hanks alongside a remarkable cast including: Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Omar Elba (Intelligence), Tracey Fairaway ("Enough Said"), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Skerritt (Ted, Top Gun).

A Hologram for the King is being produced by Uwe Schott (Cloud Atlas, Me and Kaminski) and Stefan Arndt (Cloud Atlas, Amour) of X Filme Creative Pool; Arcadiy Golubovich and Tim O'Hair of Primeridian; and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Larry Crowne, Mamma Mia!) of Playtone; in Association with Silver Reel Entertainment, and F&#225brica de Cine. Dave Eggers, Steve Shareshian of Playtone, Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel, Gaston Pavlovich of Fabrica de Cine, and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Actor/Actress

26 February 2014 6:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Best Actress

Justin Chang: Scott, I know it will come as little surprise to you that when Peter Debruge and I sat down to discuss this year’s Oscar nominees for best supporting actor and supporting actress, we spent almost as much time talking about the performances that should have been nominated as we did talking about the ones that actually were. This is hardly a new ax for any critic to grind, but it bears repeating: Those who vote on the Academy Awards are largely in the business of making movies — not seeing them, thinking about them and writing about them week in and week out. No wonder this organization’s choices often strike us as so pedestrian and provincial, less engaged by the boundary-expanding possibilities of cinema than beholden to the power of hometown hype.

See Also: Oscars Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor »

- Justin Chang and Scott Foundas

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Why Isn’t Julia Roberts A Gay Icon? Or Is She?

8 January 2014 1:49 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Usually with (mostly) beloved actresses, I feel confident nominating them to be gay icons. Emma Thompson? Done. Jamie Lee Curtis? Yes. Julie Bowen, Kristen Bell, Elizabeth Banks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Amy Poehler? I didn’t flinch at all during that sentence.

But for some reason Julia Roberts, a mega-star even among the aforementioned names,  is a question mark in this area. She’s certainly had enough fabulous roles to be considered fabulous, but I personally can’t name many gay friends who leap at the news of her next movie. Her megastar contemporary Sandra Bullock, however, completely fits this bill, and I’m not entirely sure why. Does Julia secretly qualify? I’ll give her the Kate Middleton treatment and weigh the pros and cons.

Pros

1. She won a justly deserved Best Actress Oscar for a comic performance.

Guys, this doesn’t happen often. Julia Roberts took on the role of Erin Brockovich, »

- Louis Virtel

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