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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 opens in theaters this week and, as expected, leading lady Jennifer Lawrence has been making the publicity rounds and, as expected, she’s been totally charming and lovable. (Not too many stars can get away with singing this terribly and still be endearing.) J. Law not only steadfastly remains America’s Sweetheart, but she only seems to be getting better at it. Whether she’s facing the celebrity nudes leak scandal head on or making a Gif-worthy funny face, the admiration for the Oscar-winning actress still seems to know no bounds. While the outspoken star has had her share of critics thanks to some of her seemingly insensitive comments or misconstrued jokes about Meryl Streep, there’s been no major backlash or outcry. In Hollywood, Lawrence is pretty infallible, but she’s not the only one. Here are 12 other stars that seem »
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When Foxcatcher arrives in theaters this weekend — the dark, true-life drama about the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz (played by Mark Ruffalo) — it may leave you with a looming question, “Wait, is that really Channing Tatum?” No, not just because Tatum — like his co-star Steve Carell (who plays eccentric millionaire and Schultz’s murderer, John du Pont) — is virtually unrecognizable due to the film’s stunning physical transformations. It’s because Tatum, as the tortured Olympic wrestler (and Dave’s brother) Mark Schultz, reaches staggering new heights as an actor.
The star of Step Up, White House Down, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike, among others, not only turns out one of this year’s most harrowing performances, but one of the very best. Even Tatum’s biggest naysayers (yes, they exist) will be blown away by the actor’s emotionally and physically daunting work in Foxcatcher. »
The highly sought-after followup to Bewitched has finally found a home at NBC, EW has confirmed. The network confirmed on Wednesday that it has given a pilot commitment to the followup, penned by The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. It follows Daphne, Samantha’s granddaughter and Tabitha’s daughter, who is now a single twentysomething with magical powers. According to Deadline, who first reported the news, she soon realizes that her seemingly perfect life is missing one thing: love. The original series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha aired from 1964 to 1972. Tabitha, an ABC spinoff centering on her daughter Tabitha, »
- Emily Blake
The next in an increasingly common series of “remakes” or “reboots” on television has found a home. Variety reports that NBC has landed the Bewitched sequel TV show that has been shopped around for the last couple of weeks. The proposed series will follow the granddaughter of Darren and Samantha Stevens, who were played in the original series by Dick York (and then Dick Sargent) and Elizabeth Montgomery. The fantasy sitcom ran for eight seasons on NBC from 1964-1972 and spawned a short-lived spinoff Tabitha in 1977 and an ill-conceived feature film remake in 2005 starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. NBC has given a pilot production commitment to the Bewitched sequel series, which hails from writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, whose credits include Never Been Kissed and The Vow.
The post NBC Lands Bewitched Sequel Series appeared first on Collider. »
- Adam Chitwood
With a twitch of the nose and a little bit of magic, Bewitched is coming back! The beloved comedy series, which ran from 1964 through 1972, is being revived and reformatted in a new take. Deadline reports that the remake has landed at NBC and will be penned by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who wrote 2012’s The Vow. This new series will center around Daphne, the granddaughter of Samantha Stephens (played by Elizabeth Montgomery in the original series) and the daughter of Tabitha Stephens (played by [...] »
Exactly one week after news broke that a Bewitched remake was in the works from Sony Pictures TV, NBC has given the comedy a pilot production commitment, our sister site Deadline reports.
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But rather than retell Samantha Stephens’ story, NBC’s new pilot — penned by The Vow‘s Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein — will focus on Daphne, Samantha’s granddaughter, a single twentysomething who discovers her quest for true love can’t be solved with magic (though that won’t stop her from trying).
Lisa Hartman played Samantha’s grown »
Everything that was old is new again! Even the things that were not very old are getting made over for a new generation with a short-attention span and a dislike of anything made before, I dunno, the year 2000. As classic (and not-so-classic) TV shows and films get their second day in the sun, it should come as no surprise that a new version of the TV series Bewitched is in development and starting to be shopped to multiple networks.
Bewitched is not the 2005 movie with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell that made you want to stab your eardrums, by the way. No, it was originally a classic TV show starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a 60s suburban housewife with a secret: she’s actually a witch. This causes comedic mayhem for Samantha and her non-magical husband Darrin (Dick York, later replaced by Dick Sargent), as Samantha’s supernatural family does »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Calling all blond actresses with “nose twitching” listed as a skill on your resumé: a Bewitched remake could be in your future.
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Sony Pictures TV is working on an updated version of the classic sitcom about a magical housewife and her mortal husband — which ran for 254 episodes on ABC from 1964 to 1972 — according to our sister site Deadline. The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein are reportedly working on a script.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Sony Pictures TV has attempted to re-conjure the magic of Bewitched. »
Ignoring the failure of the awkward film version in 2005, Sony Pictures TV and Red Wagon Entertainment are shopping around a new TV version of the classic sitcom "Bewitched".
Elizabeth Montgomery starred in the original as a witch married to an ordinary mortal man. The show chronicled her efforts to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife, though her disapproving magical family and nosy neighbours often got in the way.
Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein ("The Vow") are penning the new contemporary take on the show which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Multiple networks are reportedly interested in the series.
The series has enjoyed a long after-life in syndication and around the world.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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Opening this weekend is yet another adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks’ romantic novels, The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. This makes the ninth Sparks novel to find its way to the big screen with another one (The Longest Ride) coming in April. Since 1999, when his first adaptation appeared in theaters, there have been countless Sparks-like stories to flood theaters. Films, such as The Vow and Remember Me, play on many of the author’s most popular tropes that its hard to know whether or not you’re watching an authentic “Nicholas Sparks Film” (Nsf).
Here at VH1 we broke it down question by question to help you through you’re next romantic-drama viewing experience.
1) Does the film star James Marsden? (No pressure. There’s only a 22 percent chance here.)
2) Does the film’s leading man work with his hands? You know, »
- Stacy Lambe
Are you ready for a Beach Boys musical? Fox 2000 is reportedly moving ahead with All Summer Long, having tapped The Vow helmer Michael Sucsy to sit in the director’s chair on the project, and now we’re hearing that English model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is in talks for the lead role of Caroline.
Further plot details are being kept under wraps, but Fox 2000 paid $2 million to buy the pitch by Susannah Grant, along with rights to the Beach Boys catalog. All Summer Long is reportedly a 1960s California-set story inspired by the band’s music.
After breaking out as a model for Victoria’s Secret, Burberry and Dkny, Delevingne successfully managed to transition into acting with a small role in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. Since then, she’s been keeping busy with a number of high-profile parts.
- Isaac Feldberg
• Mark Wahlberg may star in the Bp oil rig explosion film Deepwater Horizon from All Is Lost director J.C. Chandor. The movie is adapted from The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour” and is based on the true story of the men who worked on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico when it exploded in 2010, causing one of the worst oil spills in history. Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on site. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) has adapted the latest draft based on an original version written by Matthew Sand. [Deadline]
• Warner Bros. has acquired »
- Jake Perlman
Actress and model Cara Delevingne is in talks to play the female lead in Fox 2000's Beach Boys-themed musical “All Summer Long,” which will be directed by Michael Sucsy (“The Vow”), TheWrap has learned. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who teamed on the hit movie musicals “Hairspray” and “Chicago,” are producing “All Summer Long” with John Stamos, though the film has not received an official greenlight yet. Also read: Fox 2000 Wins Bidding War for Musical Set to Beach Boys Sucsy is directing from a script by Susannah Grant, who created a fictional story and characters to compliment the Beach Boys songs that. »
- Jeff Sneider
It's time to play a ridiculously hard game of "Who's Hotter?"
It's time to play a ridiculously hard game of "Who's Hotter?"
Hollywood heartthrobs Channing Tatum, James Marsden, Robert Pattinson and Eddie Redmayne decided to suit up all at once and pose for a photo at Thursday's Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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This seems like too much handsomeness and swagger for one building to hold!
Here's a few more pics to help you with this difficult decision.
We all have our cinematic blind spots, and until yesterday, The Notebook was one of mine. To a certain extent, I think it was a forgivable one: This movie has become mandatory viewing for a lot of young women (which means a lot of their boyfriends have seen it as well), but I'm a 34-year-old gay dude — it eluded me, you know? Still, I've watched so many movies over the last decade, like The Vow or The Fault in Our Stars, that were either influenced by The Notebook or were green-lit in some part due to its success; it seemed only fair, then, to give the Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams romantic drama its proper due.Last night, on the eve of the movie's tenth anniversary, I finally watched The Notebook for the first time. It was good, mostly! I think I get it. It's a very handsomely made, throwback love »
- Kyle Buchanan
Females made a vow to see Channing Tatum and “22 Jump Street” this weekend and clearly delivered at the box office.
The R-rated comedy vehicle, co-starring Jonah Hill, burst onto the Father’s Day box office scene with a superb $60 million debut, playing equally well with men and women. It’s another example of the power of the female audience (sadly one that’s still needed) and a warning to filmmakers that ignoring this demographic would be to their financial peril.
“That formula really works because you get everybody in the theater,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “Guys don’t feel put out and women don’t feel threatened because it’s all in this comedic wrapper. It sets the stage for men and women to go on a date.”
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Indeed, the latest “Jump Street” improved »
- Brent Lang
Was everyone sleeping on Channing Tatum until two years ago, when he won over audiences with the irresistible combo platter of Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, and The Vow? In his review of the new 22 Jump Street, Variety film critic Scott Foundas admits that “Tatum has been too good too many times now to still be deemed a revelation,” but still muses that he might be “a very deft comic actor who only belatedly came into a full sense of just how funny he can be.” I don’t fault people for being surprised by Tatum’s acting chops — his screen persona is all about that element of surprise, since he often plays against his lunkhead looks by startling you with unexpected feats of graceful physicality and offbeat comic timing — but I do think he’s always had them, and here’s some pre-2012 proof.A Guide to Recognizing Your SaintsA »
- Kyle Buchanan
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are recounting their meet-cute, but the details are proving…controversial. It was 2007, apparently, right after Hill starred in Superbad and Tatum in Step Up. They were familiar with each other’s work, but had never met until one fateful night at West Hollywood’s Dan Tana’s, where they happened to catch each other’s eye across the restaurant…
“Hold up, hold up,” interrupts Tatum, 34. “It wasn’t after Step Up. It was The Vow or something.” Hill, 30, rolls his eyes. “The Vow was, like, way later,” he says. “That was right before Jump Street came out, »
- Keith Staskiewicz
Chicago – Sure, I’ll admit it. With so many new films to screen and review, I’ll choose the sci-fi action/thriller from the man behind the Bourne flicks over a movie that’s being called “the greatest romance story of this decade”.
But when realizing I only have time this week to write “The Fault in Our Stars” or “Edge of Tomorrow,” the choice – albeit unusual for me because of my love for sci-fi – comes quickly without thinking twice. While comparing them is like apples and orange, the first won’t stand the test of time while the latter with stay with you for years to come.
My interest in “The Fault in Our Stars” wasn’t typical. It was piqued while interviewing co-stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort at the Chicago red-carpet premiere not for this romantic drama with a $12 million budget but for the blockbuster “Divergent” with an $85 million budget. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
By all accounts, Josh Boone’s adaptation of the bestselling John Green tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars will be a force to be reckoned with when it opens in theaters on Friday. Just how huge the film about love-struck, cancer-stricken teens will be, however, is still unclear – but we know that the box office haul is going to be massive.
Today, Fandango noted that The Fault in Our Stars has out-paced the Rachel McAdams-Channing Tatum starrer The Vow, the film which had previously garnered the most advance ticket sales on the 14-year-old site. According to a non-scientific survey of 1,000 Fault in Our Stars ticket-buyers, 81 percent have read the book, and 80 percent plan to see the movie with a group of friends. Meanwhile, almost 65 percent said star Shailene Woodley, whose last film Divergent also opened to huge numbers, was a motivating factor in their buying a ticket.
- Isaac Feldberg
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