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Not to take away from Jennifer Lawrence, but Elizabeth Banks has been having a major style moment while promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She's been crushing the red carpet on each stop on her world tour. So much so, that even J.Law joked that the star was upstaging her at the New York City premiere on Wednesday. Glancing over at Bank's sparkling Jenny Packham pantsuit, Jennifer feigned outrage: "Whatever!" Not missing a beat the What to Expect When You're Expecting actress said: "I bedazzled it myself, Jen!" To which the Oscar winner replied: "Kiss my ass!" Adding: "I have my tail between my legs," as she walked away with mock shame. Not letting Jen get »
Kevin Smith's next film, the horror Tusk, seems to have landed its female lead with Variety reporting that Genesis Rodriguez is in final negotiations to join Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) and Michael Parks (Red State) in the cast.
Former soap actress Rodriguez made her feature debut in 2012's Man on a Ledge, and has since appeared in Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Last Stand, Identity Thief and the upcoming horror Hours.
Tusk will see Rodriguez as the girlfriend of Long's character, a podcaster who finds himself the victim of a deranged serial killer (Parks) and his twisted games. The film is set to shoot next month, with Smith claiming he intends to premiere it at Sundance in January. »
- Gary Collinson
Should We Move Rom-Coms to TV? If the cinematic love story is dead, rom-coms should get a new venue. By Johannah King-Slutzky "Harry Wouldn't Meet Sally in 2013," reports the October 4th edition of THR. According to the magazine's website, rom coms in cinema are over-- even Nancy Meyers, Michael H. Weber, and Scott Neustadter, the director and writers behind, variously, What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, and 500 Days of Summer, couldn't get their movies greenlit this past year. For example, recent release What To Expect When You're Expecting featured Cameron Diaz and a familiar title but it only had a $1 million profit in domestic sales. The demise of dialogue-driven scripts in Hollywood is well documented. There are a couple of reasons cinema no longer goes for prolixity. First of all, cinema is international these days, and language barriers, even when a film [...] »
- Johannah King-Slutzky
Romantic comedies are dead, according to a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter.
The magazine made the declaration in its October 4 issue, where writer Tatiana Siegel posits that it's impossible to get the genre greenlit these days because it's no longer lucrative at the box office. Siegel spoke with several Hollywood bigwigs who confirmed her thesis, with one producer summing up the dire straits of the rom-com thusly: "The meet-cute is dead."
THR notes that rom-coms no longer earn enough money to make big budgets (or any budget, really) feasible, citing the recent examples of "The Five-Year Engagement," "The Big Wedding," and "What to Expect When You're Expecting," none of which recouped their costs at the box office.
"As studios increasingly focus on films that can be sequelized and play in overseas markets, the one-off, dialogue-dependent rom-coms are a difficult sell," Siegel explains. "In addition, the decreasing appeal of young »
- Katie Roberts
You can blame New Line for this. Back in 2009 the studio wrestled the self-help book He's Just Not That Into You into a relationship drama. That non-fiction, non-narrative-tome-into-fictional-story trajectory subsequently gave us Alcon's What To Expect When You're Expecting (from the pregnancy manual), and that same company now has big plans for the touchy-feely Chicken Soup For The Soul franchise. Brandon Camp (Love Happens) is the lucky recipient of the screenplay gig.The original Chicken Soup For The Soul first graced bookshelves in 1993, and was so named for its alleged warming and nourishing qualities. A collection of motivational essays and inspirational stories, it was compiled by self-help gurus Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.They did rather well out of it. It sold in its millions and sparked a series of juggernaut follow-ups and spin-offs, which included Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul (multiple volumes), Chicken Soup For The Mother's Soul, »
Since the pregnancy advice book What to Expect When You're Expecting was turned into an ensemble romantic comedy, it's time for another series of life improvement books to hit the big screen. Alcon Entertainment, recently behind uplifting stories like The Blind Side and Dolphin Tale, is bringing the Chicken Soup for the Soul books to the big screen with Warner Bros. distributing. In what sounds like it will certainly be a cheesy melodrama, the film will bring a variety of characters and stories from extensive series of books to the big screen with Love Happens scribe Brandon Camp writing the script. More below! Millions of books have been sold around the world, and it seems only fitting that the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series brings news of a film adaptation. In the publicity fluff, the CEO of the book series brand says, "Our fans and readers trust »
- Ethan Anderton
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its 276-member-strong class of 2013.
The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.
Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.
"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be. »
- Laura Larson
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got »
- Brad Brevet
Cameron Diaz is following up her caustic turn in "Bad Teacher" with an even nastier role. The "What to Expect When You're Expecting" star has signed on to play cruel orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in Sony's forthcoming update of the Broadway musical "Annie," according to Deadline. Sandra Bullock was previously in negotiations for the role but pulled out before a deal was made. Quvenzhane Wallis is already on board to portray the iconic title character in the film, while Jamie Foxx is starring as Daddy Warbucks. "Easy A" helmer Will Gluck will direct for producers Will Smith and Jay-z. Diaz has »
- HitFix Staff
Sometimes, a movie can veer away from the plot of the book it's based on, and it's still an amazing movie ("Blade Runner" and "The Shining" come to mind, although Stephen King was so unhappy with "The Shining" adaptation that he decided to go off and make his own version, and it was horrible).
Other times, filmmakers make changes when adapting books that make the films even bigger stinkers than they would have been had they stuck to the plot in front of them. There are also some examples where the movie on the whole isn't bad, but the filmmakers throw in some random new content that often leaves me wondering, What were they thinking by adding that?! They had a perfectly good story without it.
Here are some of the changes made in the book-to-movie making process that I find absolutely unforgivable. These Contain Spoilers but then you wouldn't »
- Zoë Triska
About to enter production for a March 21, 2014 release, the action comedy Stretch is the latest from writer-director Joe Carnahan ( The Grey , The A-Team , Narc ) who today put out an open casting call for extras. Fans between the ages of 21 and 30 can apply by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, phone number, e-mail and a picture of themselves in "high-end Hollywood nightclub attire." Patrick Wilson ( Insidious ), Ed Helms ( The Hangover trilogy), Chris Pine ( Star Trek Into Darkness ) and Brooklyn Decker ( What to Expect When You're Expecting ) star in the action-comedy in which all hell breaks out over the streets of L.A. during one twisted night for one desperate driver. When a limo driver (Wilson) discovers that he only has one shift »
20th Century Fox has announced some release dates for a few of their upcoming films, including Independence Day 2, Assassin's Creed, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past and more. There are lots of good movies we have to look forward to!
Assassin’s Creed was originally set to be released on May 22nd, 2015. It will now be released on June 19th, 2015. Michael Lesslie is writing the script and Michael Fassbender is set to produce and star. Frank Marshall is also producing.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is also getting a new release date, and will now come out on July 18th, 2014. The movie is currently in production and is being directed by Matt Reeves. »
- Joey Paur
Universal Pictures will release writer/director Joe Carnahan's Stretch in theaters on March 21, 2014. Other movies scheduled for that date are Summit's Divergent and Disney's Muppets Most Wanted . Patrick Wilson ( Insidious ), Ed Helms ("The Hangover" trilogy), Chris Pine ( Star Trek Into Darkness ) and Brooklyn Decker ( What to Expect When You're Expecting ) star in Stretch , an action-comedy in which all hell breaks out over the streets of L.A. during one twisted night for one desperate driver. When a limo driver (Wilson) discovers that he only has one shift left to pay off a big debt, he goes from worried to hell-with-it-all daring. When the chauffer picks up a reclusive billionaire (Pine) with some deviant appetites, he vows to fulfill the guy.s every request, no »
Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr are reuniting – and this time the only metal involved will be pots, pans and cutlery. The old Iron Man collaborators are working on Favreau’s new indie comedy drama Chef.Favreau, who is also in development on big projects such as Magic Kingdom, has decided to get back to his Swingers/Made roots for a low-budget character drama that will also feature Bobby Cannavale, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo.In addition to directing from his script, Favreau will star as a man who loses his job in a posh restaurant and faces estrangement from his family to boot. In the hopes of reigniting his career and winning the love back, he decides to start up a food truck, which are so trendy right now (see also: What To Expect When You're Expecting, TV show Happy Endings, The Five-Year Engagement etc.)We don’t yet »
"Glee" fans have known for years that Matthew Morrison knows his way around a tune, but now the 34-year-old actor is bringing his talents to the wider world. On "It Don't Mean a Thing," the lead single off of Morrison's upcoming "Where It All Began," the singer impresses with a timeless charm that would put him right at home on "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack.
The song, debuting exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment, evokes an almost visual energy with and luxurious sense of soul. “'It Don't Mean A Thing' really captures the overall vibe of the album,” said Morrison. “I love the way it allows me to marry singing and dancing. You'll see what I'm talking about through the music video which will be released later this month!”
"Where It All Began" is a collection of 12 standards produced by the legendary (and recently deceased) Phil Ramone and Grammy-winner Gregg Field. It hits »
- The Huffington Post
A week ahead of Iron Man 3's debut*and the launch of the Summer movie season*two comparatively modest movies are opening nationwide this weekend. On the strength of its star power and energetic marketing, Pain and Gain should wind up close to $20 million, while The Big Wedding is poised for about half as much. Overall, this weekend will likely be a quiet one as audiences brace for the higher profile fare coming up.Opening at 3,277 locations, Pain and Gain has a legitimate chance at claiming the top spot this weekend ahead of holdover Oblivion. The bodybuilder thriller*based on a very bizarre true story*is director Michael Bay's first non-Transformers movie since 2005's The Island, and it appears to be a return to the mix of gritty humor and violence that characterized his debut feature Bad Boys. Add in The Rock and Mark Wahlberg, who both »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
We here at NextMovie aren't just about the big-budget blockbusters. We're shallow, but we're not that shallow. (Fine, we're pretty shallow.)
April 17 begins the Tribeca Film Festival, where "little films that could" that really aren't that little and often star big-name actors are submitted to be judged by Hollywood's finest discerning eyes and also those of Eva Longoria.
Eva has to watch many films, but we think you guys would be specifically interested in the following ten.
Defying the ever-popular "girl works at a sex shop in upstate New York in order to fund her completely stagnated poetry career" stereotype in movies, "Adult World" stars Emma Roberts as protege and John Cusack as mentor as the former is forced to take a post-graduate job in an intercourse parlor (which is way more fun to say than "sex shop"). Eventually, Roberts' character bonds with her sexified (read: »
- Nick Blake
Anna Kendrick's name was noticeably missing from the announcement that the "Pitch Perfect" a capella Bellas will be reuniting for a performance at this Sunday night's s MTV Movie Awards show, but she must have something to do with the event because the "Twilight" alum does indeed appear in the newest promotional video for the MTV MAs. Alongside "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello, with whom Kendrick starred in "What to Expect When You're Expecting," and celebrity interviewer Josh Horowitz, Kendrick is thrust into a three-way "Catfish"-ing disaster with Movie Awards host and "Pitch" co-star Rebel Wilson. View slideshow: Anna Kendrick A preview of the special "Catfish" episode is available at NextMovie and the feature will air in full during the Movie Awards pre-show at 8:30 p.m. Est (still no word as to whether Kendrick will make an a ,,,, »
Coming off an underwhelming first quarter at the domestic box office, it's unlikely that April 2013 will do much to turn things around. With only seven new nationwide releases*one of which is a 3D re-release*the major studios are mostly avoiding April, and that should translate to moderate grosses. April 2011, which had 13 nationwide debuts, holds the April record with $793 million, which is a figure that's completely out of reach for the upcoming month.April 5The first weekend of April features one remake and one re-release, and both are poised to do decent business. Jurassic Park 3D is the third major live-action 3D re-release following last year's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D and Titanic 3D. Both were modest domestic performers*Titanic was tops with $57.9 million*though Titanic at least proved that there can be major upside overseas. Specifically, the movie earned an incredible $145 million in China; while »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The hilarious Rebel Wilson is getting a lot of play right now thanks to her ability to deadpan lines like "put your American sausage in my English McMuffin" and to pull off mermaid dancing, horizontal running and the like. In fact, she might just be up for a role in "The Hunger Games" franchise.
Our girl Wilson chatted it up with Buzzfeed this week about her upcoming turn as the 2013 MTV Movie Awards host and spilled the beans on her potential "Mockingjay" snare.
Branching off of the subject of a recent encounter with the indomitable Jennifer Lawrence, whom Wilson found to be "super duper nice" and surprisingly tall, she answered a question as to whether she'd like to star in the hit series with "I have had a meeting about being in 'The Hunger Games.' Yes."
Wisely, the interviewer pressed for more details, so Wilson added, "It was one »
- Amanda Bell
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