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Update: Struck by Lightning is taking an unusual release strategy. It's actually available on iTunes and demand (VOD) right now and will be in limited release in theaters on Jan. 11!
July 15, 2011 - Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") and Dermot Mulroney (Abduction) are joining "Glee" star Chris Colfer's Struck by Lightning. Colfer wrote the dark comedy about a a teen who is killed by a bolt of lightning. The story is told in flashbacks about how he blackmailed his classmates into participating in his literary magazine. Filming began this week.
It's not clear what Janney's role will be, however, if she plays Colfer's mother it will be another great mom role for Janney. She's played (step)mom to Ellen Page in Juno, Amanda Bynes in Hairspray, Wes Bentley in American Beauty, »
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Taylor's beloved pet/life-partner stars in a pretty cute new video, and I'm about to write 300+ words about it. Watch below! Let's ignore the fact that Taylor Swift posted a video of herself talking about herself listening to herself on the radio. Let's just forget all that. Instead, let's focus on the real star of Tay-Tay's latest viral sensation: Meredith the Cat! She's sassy, she's independent and she's always camera-ready. We've seen videos of Meredith in the past, but never before has she been given so much dialogue. Taylor is clearly grooming her for superstardom. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see Meredith land a lead role in the sequel to the blockbuster-smash Abduction! It would be awkward for Meredith to star alongside Taylor's ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner, but I think the singer would put her personal issues aside for the sake of Meredith's craft. Follow-up Question #1: Are Taylor & Meredith Actually Sisters? »
- Andy Swift
Edoardo Ponti, Bryce Dallas Howard live action shorts among 11 movies still in contention for Oscar 2013 A Brazilian inmate trying to convince his mother to get him a cell phone, two young Afghans’ rite of passage to manhood, and the relationship between a couple of European mountaineers and heart-surgery survivors are among the topics featured in the 11 movies still in contention for the 2013 Academy Award in the Best Live Action Short category. Why 11 instead of 10 semi-finalists? As per the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ press release, that odd number was the result of a tie in the nominations balloting. The release adds that 125 live-action shorts had originally qualified. (Photo: Edoardo Ponti, Nastassja Kinski, Enrico Lo Verso The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars.) The 11 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title: The Factory / A Fábrica, Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual) Asad, Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man) Buzkashi Boys, »
- Andre Soares
Los Angeles — Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner have walked their last "Twilight" red carpet with the arrival this weekend of the series finale "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2." Now, they must step into careers of their own using the superstardom the multi-billion-dollar franchise has provided them.
Making that transition from a beloved film series with a fervent fan base can be tricky. Do you stick to the same kinds of roles that people came to love you for and maintain the safety of familiarity? Or do you veer drastically in the other direction to prove to the world that you have range – that you're so much more than just a mopey teenage girl or a hunky set of abs?
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe, for example, has successfully made choices that showcase his versatility, from appearing on stage naked in a Broadway production of "Equus" to the »
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So what if that's what everyone's saying, though? We all know that none of those are bad things (especially that whole shirtless bit). The "Abduction" and "Twilight Saga" actor is hot. End of story.
And that's why he's so deserving of our latest Hot People Looking Hot Gallery. »
- NextMovie Staff
It is the end of an era for millions of Twilighters around the world as the final film in the series enters our cinemas. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, to give the film its full title, offers up more of the same feuds and fighting, CG werewolves and a few surprises along the way.
Dave’s review is up on the site here and as someone thoroughly unbitten by the Twilight bug his take on the final bow of the series is very positive. There’s little doubt that the leading actors in the series are a considerable draw for the fans and looking at last night’s European premiere the attachment fans have to the cast and the characters is a very strong one indeed.
As part of our coverage our good friend James Kleinmann sat down with the three actors in eye of this particular storm and »
- Jon Lyus
Strong ticket sales is welcome news for cinema chains, and marks a benchmark for Joseph Gordon-Levitt in lead role
Just when it looked as if September was going to go by without a single film opening above £2m, Looper arrives to kick some much-needed life into a sickly UK box office. Its three-day gross of £2.43m is hardly record-shattering, but following a run of films opening around or under £1m – Killing Them Softly, The Sweeney, Dredd, Lawless, Anna Karenina – it is welcome news for the nation's cinema chains. It's also a new benchmark for Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a lead role. Premium Rush recently debuted with a disappointing £115,000 from 159 cinemas. Last November, 50/50, co-starring Seth Rogen, kicked off with £410,000 from 228 venues. In 2009, (500) Days of Summer began its run with £1.24m, including £383,000 in previews. Debuts of films such as Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, where Gordon-Levitt is not the lead actor, »
- Charles Gant
Mirror Mirror, 2012.
Directed by Tarsem Singh.
A princess enlists the aid of seven dwarves to win back her birthright from an evil queen who has seized control of the kingdom.
Looking back, if you had asked me to pick which of the two Snow White adaptations that came out this year would be good, based only on their trailers, I would have picked Snow White and the Huntsman, the dark and gritty reboot with a visual aesthetic reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings, over Mirror Mirror, which looked like a campy, slapstick and, above all, childish retelling from mixed-bag director Tarsem Singh.
However, accusing a children’s film of being childish is quite unfair, and Mirror Mirror is a children’s film, but a really well made one. With its simple narrative and broad comedy, »
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb...
"The actor's manager would not allow Pattinson to sit alone for an interview with The Times, and even suggested that reporters not ask him about his personal life, or Twilight. But Twilight, of course, is how Pattinson has become perhaps the most widely recognized young actor of his generation."
Read the full article here.
It is an interesting read because, though I'm not following the Kristen Stewart / Robert Pattinson / director-of-some-film drama, I have noticed how quiet Pattinson has been on the issue. I also appreciate the film choices he has made, and what that says about his character. I haven't seen a forced effort to make a point, merely a quiet confidence and awareness about what he needs to do at this stage in his career. »
Update: Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors") will play Valenntine Morgenstern in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Valentine is married to Joceyln Fray and leads the charge to destroy Downworlders.
Aug. 1, 2012 --"Gossip Girl" alum Kevin Zegers has been cast as Alec Lightood in Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Zegers played Damian Daalgard on the sexy CW series. Harold Zwart, director of Jaden Smith's Karate Kid and Agent Cody Banks, is helming.
July 31, 2012 - Aidan Turner, one of the stars of the upcoming The Hobbit films, is joining the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. He'll play Luke Garroway, the head of New York City's werewolf pack. Turner also played a vampire in the BBC TV series, "Being Human."
Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") plays Jocelyn Fray, the woman Luke has always been in love with and Clary's mother. Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch) will play Simon Lewis, »
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Taylor Lautner was replaced by Liam Hemsworth in one of this year's biggest films. Keep reading to find out why! Hollywood is a cut-throat place and poor Taylor Lautner is learning it the hard way! A source Exclusively tells HollywoodLife.com that the Twilight actor was up for a role in the summer blockbuster The Expendables 2, but was passed over for Liam Hemsworth. Ouch! "Taylor was initially going to get the role in The Expendables 2, but his film Abduction did so poorly in the box office [it only grossed $28 million domestically] and critically that they chose Liam instead," a source tells us. The Expendables 2 hits theaters on August 17. Who do You think they should have cast, Liam or Taylor? Reporting by Russ Weakland More Liam News: Liam Hemsworth Annoyed With Miley Cyrus On ‘Paranoia’ Set — New Report Liam Hemsworth Caught Kissing Another Woman — Not Miley Cyrus Liam Hemsworth: Miley Cyrus Is »
- Hollywood Life Staff
After Kristen Stewart publicly admitted to cheating on her boyfriend of three years, Robert Pattinson, with Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, many are left wondering what Pattinson will do next. As the scandal continues to unfold, a source confirmed to People that a "heartbroken and angry" Pattison, 26, left the L.A. home he shared with Stewart on Thursday. Then, over the weekend, he had Stewart's things removed. With Hollywood's newest bachelor on the loose, who will be next to warm the heart of the world's most beloved vampire? • Lily Collins: Daughter of musician Phil Collins, »
- Maggie Coughlan
Perhaps the only media types who enjoy speculation more than entertainment writers are sports journalists. They're constantly trying to out-predict their colleagues on which team will win the World Series, where Dwight Howard will be traded, which rookies will become all-stars, etc.
A popular format to grade teams and players on where they are and where they are headed is the Power Rankings. Grantland borrowed this device to recap "Mad Men" episodes, positioning the characters each week in order of how well they handled themselves in the episode.
I'm going to borrow the concept from Grantland and apply it the young stars of "The Twilight Saga." We're still months away from the final installment, "Breaking Dawn – Part 2," but we already have a sense of where the actors stand and what their careers should look like when they move on from vampires.
Below I've ranked eight celebrities who owe their stardom »
- Ryan McKee
Hosted by Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale, the "Teen Choice Awards" took place in California last night and a few of the films we've covered here on Cbm (Marvel's The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Hunger Games) walked away with some of the top prizes. If you're interested in reading the Full list of "Television", "Music", "Sports" and "Fashion" results, be sure to click on the link below. As for the results from the "Movies" category below, be prepared to cringe at some of the winners! Regardless, with over 134 million teens casting their votes, it's nice to see The Avengers get at least some recognition after it smashed box office records and impressed comic book fans earlier this year. Choice Movie: Action "Abduction" Choice Movie Actor: Action Taylor Lautner, "Abduction" Choice Movie Actress: Action Zoe Saldana, "Colombiana" Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy "The Hunger Games" Choice Movie Actor: »
Here is the list of movie winners from the 2012 Teen Choice Awards
Choice movie drama: "The Lucky One"
Choice movie comedy: "21 Jump Street"
Choice movie (sci-fi/fantasy): "The Hunger Games"
Choice book: "The Hunger Games"
Choice comedy actress - Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
Choice movie of the summer: "Katy Perry: Part of Me"
Choice female movie star of the summer: Kristen Stewart, »
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Two Fox stars -- Kevin McHale ("Glee") and “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato -- hosted the 14th annual edition of this kudocast. Winners were determined by online balloting which racked up 134 million votes. (Read full report here.) Movies Choice Movie: Action X - “Abduction” “Act of Valor” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” “Red Tails” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Choice Movie Actor: Action Tom Cruise, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” Robert Downey, Jr., “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Tom Hardy, “Warrior” X - Taylor Lautner, “Abduction” Logan Lerman, “The Three Musketeers” Choice Movie Actress: Action Salma Hayek, “Puss in Boots” Milla Jovovich, “The Three Musketeers” Paula Patton, “Mission: Impossible – G »
Last night's Teen Choice Awards proved that The Twilight Saga very much still lingers on. Of the several nominations the Twilight gang received, they won the following: Choice Movie: Romance for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Choice Movie Actress: Romance for Kristen Stewart, Choice Summer Movie Star: Female for Kristen Stewart in Snow White And The Huntsman, Choice Movie Actor: Action for Taylor Lautner in Abduction, Choice Movie Scene Stealer for Ashley Greene, and, finally, the Ultimate Teen Choice A ... d to the crowd), Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone. Photos of the evening are attached in the slide . »
Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards telecast was peppered with reminders that its gigantic surfboard trophies are only worth so much. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart tossed their prizes back into the audience — a sweet gesture to the Twi-Hard Nation and a convenient remedy for having to try to fit the unweildy gifts into a limo. (Thankfully, no teen girls were bludgeoned unconscious in the ensuing scrum.) A not-as-funny-as-it-should’ve-been video showed the members of One Direction trying to reassemble a sawed-up trophy that had been delivered to them back in jolly old England. And, in a fantastically weird moment, »
- Michael Slezak
Digital Spy presents a list of winners and nominees in the movie categories at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, presented on July 22 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles: Choice Movie: Action
Abduction - Winner
The Hunger Games - Winner
Mirror (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
The 2012 Teen Choice Awards, hosted by Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale, took place Sunday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. And now we have all the nominees and winners (in red) in the movie categories. Best Action Movie: * Abduction * Act of Valor * Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol * Red Tails * Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Best Action Actor: * Taylor Lautner - Abduction * Tom Cruise - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol * Robert Downey Jr - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows * Tom Hardy - Warrior * Logan Lerman - The Three Musketeers Best Action Actress: * Zoe Saldana - Colombiana * Salma Hayek - Puss in Boots * Milla Jovovich - The Three Musketeers * Paula Patton - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol * Noomi Rapace - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Best Sci-fi/Fantasty Movie: * The Hunger Games * The Avengers * Mirror Mirror * The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 * Wrath of the Titans »
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