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Annie review: Quvenzhané Wallis is the sole shining light

17 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Will Gluck; Screenwriters: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna; Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale; Running time: 118 mins; Certificate: PG

For sure, there was plenty of room for improvement on the 1982 screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie, but this version fails to evince even the teensiest spark of inspiration. Swapping a redheaded kid for an African-American one just isn't enough to grab the attention and hold it – even if that little girl is Quvenzhané Wallis, who was Oscar-nominated for her debut in Beasts of the Southern Wild last year.

An early burst of 'Hard-Knock Life' is already an anti-climax, demonstrating co-writer/director Will Gluck's lack of feel for the material. Previously, he's scored well with clever comedies like Easy A and pants-off rom-com Friends with Benefits, but he's lost the light touch for humour, instead painting in broad strokes and arranging the musical »

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George Takei petitions against all-white casting choices for Akira adaptation

19 December 2014 4:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the controversy surrounding the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, legendary Star Trek actor and King of the Memes George Takei has spoken out against the proposed casting choices for the American adaptation of popular anime Akira.

It was reported by Deadline that the cast choices included Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for Testuo and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2), Joaquin Phoenix (Her) and Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits) for Kaneda.

See Also – Christian Bale defends the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings

“The manga and anime phenomenon is mostly white in this country,” he told The Advocate, speaking out against the casting. “It originated in Japan, and, of course, it has a huge Asian fan following. But it’s the multi-ethnic Americans »

- Luke Owen

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Newest Sony Leak Reveals Fifty Scripts From Michael Lynton’s Inbox

19 December 2014 1:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over 50 screenplays for Sony films have leaked online just three days after studio chief Michael Lynton‘s email inbox was uploaded to file sharing sites, according to media reports.

The titles account for past and future projects, from Kevin Hart‘s “Wedding Ringer” to a Scott Rudin-produced “Little House on the Prairie” update.

Also Read: Sony Hack: Hollywood Studios Rebuff MPAA Request to Publicly Support Sony

Reps for Sony have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment.

Read the full list of leaked scripts:

Unreleased movies:

“Hotel Transylvania 2″ [Third draft]

“Smurfs 3″

“Catfight”

“5th Wave”

“Annie”

“The Black Phantom

“Inferno”

“Invertigo »

- Matt Donnelly

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Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Kill It In Spoof Trailer For Annie’s MoonQuake Lake

15 December 2014 3:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In preparation for the release of this week’s Annie, Sony have stepped up their marketing game. In what’s an interesting move by the studio – considering the family-friendly film it’s promoting – they’ve rolled out a website for teen sci-fi romance, MoonQuake Lake.

Of course, neither the site or its trailer are real. All a part of Sony’s hip advertising campaign, MoonQuake Lake is actually a film-within-the-film. In Annie, Jamie Foxx’s billionaire Will Stacks treats the young orphan (Qhvenzhane Wallis) and her friends to a trip to the cinema. One of the movies they decide to see is, you guessed it, MoonQuake Lake.

The faux-website materials for the film indicate that the slushy melodrama was directed by The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller. A brilliant touch, but of course, everything you see onscreen in Annie was directed by the film’s helmer, »

- Gem Seddon

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Constantine Stars Talk Det. Corrigan's Timely Arrival, Manny's Big Boss and Zed's Mysterious Past

21 November 2014 9:36 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Det. Jim Corrigan first shows his face in this Friday’s Constantine, but the spectre of his involvement with John’s gang will loom large for episodes to come. (Fans of the DC Comics will see what we did there. Everyone else, well, you’ll get it eventually.)

During the hour, Constantine & Co. travel to New Orleans to investigate a string of crimes. Corrigan (played by Irish actor Emmett Scanlan) is a local cop who witnesses something he can’t believe and eventually, reluctantly accepts help from John, Chas and Zed.

TVLine recently took part in a media tour of »

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This Is Why Emma Stone Is Queen of the GIFs

6 November 2014 3:05 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Source: Sony Pictures It's Emma Stone's 26th birthday this week, and though she's still so young, she's already provided us with a treasure trove of memorable movie moments. You know the kind - the moments so good they have been made into GIFs you keep sharing over and over again. To celebrate the versatile actress's birthday, we've got all her best movie GIFs here, ranging from the funny (and there are so many funny ones) to a few fierce and dramatic ones too. Enjoy! Superbad Remember when we all fell for Emma in her debut film? So does Jonah Hill. Source: Columbia Pictures She was so cute, he almost knocks her out. Source: Columbia Pictures Yes, Emma. With laughter. Source: Columbia Pictures The House Bunny She can be glam, but she also makes a great adorable nerd. Source: Columbia Pictures Zombieland This is how one manages to be adorable with a gun. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Watch: Final Trailer For Will Gluck’s ‘Annie’ With Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis & More

4 November 2014 5:18 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The sun’ll come out tomorrow, right? It’s been interesting to watch Will Gluck’s career progress. After years in TV, the writer/director/producer jumped into feature films, making his name on irreverent comedies often in the teen genre, including “Fired Up,” “Easy A” and “Friends With Benefits.” The success of those films have led to the development of a dozen big projects too, including “Stealing The Moon” with “The Social Network” and “Moneyball” producers Scott Rudin, Dan Brunetti and Mike DeLuca. But for his next trick, Gluck flipped the script and instead tried his hand at a big-budget, family-friendly musical remake of “Annie.” Starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, and Cameron Diaz, “Annie” is a modern retelling of the Broadway classic, executive produced by Will Smith and Jay-z among others. Here’s the official synopsis: A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations. »

- Edward Davis

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19 Words Your Kids Use and You Don't Understand, Explained...Finally!

7 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Wtf does Thot mean Btw?

Moms and dads, teachers, coaches, anyone who encounters teens or young adults on a regular basis, we sympathize with you. We thought we were with it, when we knew Omg and Brb. But now, we don’t know what kids are saying half the time. You talk to a teen and leave thinking “Wtf?” (because you know that one! Even though it’s naughty!)

No more. It’s time to decipher the youth speak. Here is a start:

1. Thot

What it means: Thot [thawt; noun] It’s actually an acronym that means “That Hoe Over There.” It can refer to anyone you don’t like or anyone who acts in a way you don’t agree with.

How to use it in a sentence: “Your Aunt Kim is acting like a real thot. She won’t email me back about Labor Day plans!”

2. Bae

What it actually means: Bae [b-aye; noun] Another acronym, standing for “Before »

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New Trailer & Poster for Jupiter Ascending Starring Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

29 September 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike) and Mila Kunis (Friends With Benefits) star in the upcoming original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas). Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Written and »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Watch: First Clip From ‘Two Night Stand’ Starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton; Plus New Photos

8 September 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The relationship/sex comedy is encompassing new variables in the modern age, as notions of hookup culture change and expand beyond outdated ideas of “slut” or “stud.” There’s “Friends With Benefits,” “No Strings Attached,” and even the 2014 indie “The Heart Machine” explores sex and relationships through social media, Tinder, Grindr and other related apps. The latest film in this genre is “Two Night Stand,” starring up and coming star Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. Here’s the official synopsis: After an extremely regrettable one night stand, two strangers (Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton) wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They're now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should. Marking the directorial debut of Max Nichols, and with a screenplay by Mark Hammer, »

- Edward Davis

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Is Mila Kunis "Nervous" to Give Birth? Find Out How Ashton Kutcher Is Helping His Pregnant Fiancée

27 August 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mila Kunis is in the home stretch! With her due date fast approaching, the actress has been spending added one-on-one time with her fiancé, Ashton Kutcher. "Ashton is not letting Mila out of his sight. They are spending every moment together," a source tells E! News of the couple, who plan to marry sometime after the Friends With Benefits star gives birth. "He can't wait." Kunis has previously said that only Kutcher and her doctor will be allowed in the delivery room when she gives birth, and her That '70s Show co-star will be "head-to-head" and not looking at her "shredded vagina." All jokes aside, the source says, "Mila is so excited about the baby. She's not »

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Nat Geo Wild's Mating Season trailer has made us gasp - watch

15 August 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We always thought nature shows were on the more... 'respectable' end of the television spectrum, but that's before we saw the eye-opening trailer for Nat Geo Wild's Mating Season.

The promo features a variety of creatures getting their rocks off to some pretty hardcore animal sex, in celebration of next week's range of mating programmes.

We're particularly fans of the classic porn soundtrack, but what does this Mating Season even involve?

Well, Nat Geo Wild tell us that highlights include World's Weirdest: Friends with Benefits - featuring the exotic sex lives of prostitute penguins (really) - and World's Weirdest: Strange Love will feature pandas watching porn to get in the mood and male giraffes rubbing their necks together for a bit of fun.

Other shows across the week include Ultimate Animal Countdown: Sex, World's Weirdest: Swingers and Wild Sex: Liberation (try suggesting watching that to your nan).

The Nat Geo »

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11 Reasons Mila Kunis Would Make a Perfect Partner in Crime

14 August 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Fox In honor of Mila Kunis turning 31 on Thursday (not to mention her stunning mom-to-be status), we've come up with 11 reasons proving that she is and will pretty much always be our fantasy Bff. It wasn't exactly hard to do, because in addition to being ridiculously hot, Mila is funny, she's witty, and she doesn't take any crap - just check out No. 5 if you don't believe us. Keep reading for a handful of reasons why Mila Kunis should just call us back already. 1. She's like, really pretty. But she doesn't make a big deal out of it. "I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It's not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family. They would point out personality traits - 'our daughter is really quirky' - versus what I look like, »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Review: 'What If' Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall And Mackenzie Davis

6 August 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been 25 years since "When Harry Met Sally," the ultimate can-men-and-women-be-just-friends romantic comedy, hit theatres, and as we've recently discussed, few films of that sort have matched it in that time. But lately Hollywood has been taking a crack at that unique premise with mixed results, most notably with "Friends With Benefits" and "No Strings Attached," both released within months of each other and both not very good. So "Goon" and "Fubar" director Michael Dowse has a high bar to reach with "What If," and while the movie doesn't even make it to the same ballpark as the Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan classic, there's enough pleasure and small charms within its modest ambitions that it succeeds in putting an enjoyable spin on what has often proved a tired concept. While authenticity might be too strong a word, "What If" presents a world that feels inhabited by real characters in a real city (the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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It’s Time for TV Rom-Coms

18 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

FX's new comedy You're the Worst is about two awful shitbags who kind of fall in love. He's a British writer with a serious immaturity problem; she's a publicist to the stars, with a deep fear of commitment. They meet at a wedding and, as it often does, the misanthropy leads to festive boning. Maybe we're so wrong for each other that it's almost right, they decide. It's a rom-com setup, vaguely reminiscent of a Friends With Benefits kind of idea, but it's also surprisingly fun and sexy. It has a strong cynical side, but that's tempered by an overwhelming sense of romance. These two crazy kids are gonna make a go of things! I'm genuinely rooting for them, partially because I'm a softie and partially because the leads' chemistry is fantastic, but mostly because I want You're the Worst to kick off an era of TV romance. Let me »

- Margaret Lyons

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'You're the Worst' gives the rom-com formula a mild case of crabs

17 July 2014 8:10 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Suggested alternate title: Love in the Time of Cynicism.

From the moment you see Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) taking pictures of his junk during a wedding toast, it’s pretty clear You’re the Worst doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. To wit, Jimmy is mid-waltz with the bride—his ex—when he informs her he’s only come to her wedding to gawk at the imminent “disaster” of love and marriage.

The surly new half-hour rom-com from Stephen Falk (Orange Is the New Black) presents a challenge for itself by offering up a character like Jimmy as its entrée into the series. »

- Lanford Beard

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New Trailer for the Upcoming Sci-Fi Actioner Jupiter Ascending Starring Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

27 June 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike) and Mila Kunis (Friends With Benefits) star in the upcoming original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas). Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Written and »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Mistresses Recap: Psychiatrist Walks Into a Bar...

23 June 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

An all-important, brand-spankin’-new fifth lead character arrived on the scene during tonight’s installment of Mistresses. That she did so in a slinky black dress, with a fresh glass of chardonnay (in. her. hand.), lies slipping off her tongue and a hint of danger in her eyes makes said arrival a cause for celebration. So let’s give a slow clap for (and raise a glass of, well, anything to)… Jennifer!

Deutschmarks or dollars… American Express will do nicely, thank you!

Wait, I take back that Tina Turner lyric. I don’t mean to make light of Karen Kim’s pain, »

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'Mistresses' Recap: Savi and Karen Take Dangerous Risks

23 June 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

This week's Mistresses installment, "Friends With Benefits," exposed the tender underbellies of all four women. Karen faces her loneliness, Savi reveals a tragic life-altering secret to a new friend, April admits to a past she's ashamed of and Joss surprises herself by enjoying the blind date that never was. 

The ladies weren't the only ones getting vulnerable this week. April's Daniel wants to meet her friends and Dom admits his own need to go public to protect himself from the office hot tamale whom I've decided to nick name Toni the Tigress from here forward.  »

- editor@buddytv.com

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