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La-based distributor Vision Films has bolstered its line-up with a trio of acquisitions.
Comedy-drama A Year And Change stars Bryan Greenberg (Friends with Benefits) as a man who decides to make some wholesale changes in his life after an accident at a New Year’s Eve party. Co-stars include T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Jamie Chung (Big Hero 6), Claire van der Boom (Hawaii Five-o), Marshall Allman (True Blood) and Jamie Hector (Halo: Reach).
Music documentary biopic Sam Smith: Dreams Come True - which includes performances of the musician’s most popular songs – will get a multi-continent release in partnership with distributor Odeon Entertainment Group in the UK.
It was revealed »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Guests of Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg's wedding are in for a scary good time. The 32-year-old actress, a Real World alum and The Hangover sequel star who also played Mulan on Once Upon a Time, got engaged in late 2013 to her 37-year-old beau, who played Jake on One Tree Hill and also starred in Friends With Benefits. The couple plans to wed this Halloween and host a fun weekend for their loved ones. The two will tie the knot at El Capitan Canyon, a nature lodging resort featuring cabin and tent accommodations, in Santa Barbara, California, E! News has learned. Guests are asked to stay on the premises throughout the weekend. The festivities »
She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?
In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone looks as cool as you like. There’s no detectable air conditioning, and while I stagger in from the street puce of face and clammy of brow, Stone, as befits a pampered scion of Hollywood, is sitting calmly in a breeze that wafts through the window, peering around the wing of a large cane armchair.
It’s how you expect Stone to present herself, somehow: self-possessed, unflappable, wise beyond her years. She’s only 26, and has been an authentic movie star for just five years – since the release of high-school comedy Easy A in 2010 – but appears to have cycled through the Hollywood gears with apparent nonchalance. »
- Andrew Pulver
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Demme shot Timberlake’s final stop on the 134-date tour on Jan. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s very emotional, very exciting,” Demme told EW. “It’s a space age music film!”
He added, “There’s tremendous dancing in this piece. (Timberlake has) got an extraordinary band called the Tennessee Kids. Huge horn section, two lead guitars, two drummers, eight dancers, four exquisite background singers. And we caught them on their last performance.”
Timberlake, whom Demme calls “a funky Fred Astaire,” has had his share of film experience, appearing in such films as “The Social Network,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Friends With Benefits” and “Runner Runner,” among others. Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” double album dropped in two parts in 2013. David Fincher »
- Marianne Zumberge
A simple but effective YouTube series has highlighted Hollywood's race problem.
New York writer and performer Dylan Marron's 'Every Single Word Spoken' Tumblr shows all the lines of dialogue said by non-white characters in films.
By removing all white characters, the films are reduced to just a few seconds, which Marron says proves that Hollywood has a serious diversity issue.
"People who finance the movies are not going to want to throw millions behind a movie of a non-famous person of colour," he told The Guardian.
"There needs to be much more of a mix. Executives are so worried about losing money. [They] should rest more on amazing stories, and take a little more risk."
As relationships in the 21st century become more fluid, elastic and complicated, Hollywood has zeroed in on the fuck buddy concept. 2010 brought the concept in hard and fast with "No Strings Attached" and "Friends With Benefits" and while the Sundance indie “Sleeping With Other People” does sound like a riff on a similar subject, despite being raunchier than both, it’s actually kind of different. Directed and written by Leslye Headland, the writer/director behind the bawdy ladies comedy “Bachelorette,” the movie centers on a good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater who form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in. Starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis, the film was warmly received at Sundance—read our review— earlier this year and then was swiftly picked up by IFC Films. Here’s the official synopsis: Years after impulsively losing their virginity to each other in college, »
- Edward Davis
Headey opted out of going naked for the harrowing six-minute sequence "for several reasons", one of which was so she could fully focus on the emotions in her performance.
The actress also wasn't involved in the casting process for her double, adding: "I was like, 'Listen guys, she happens to have a beautiful body, but I don't do casting'. If somebody is brave enough to do this, I applaud it."
We've found 11 other actors and actresses who've spoken candidly about choosing a body double instead of baring their naked bits on the big screen.
And you may find some film scenes quite surprising (it wasn't really Kevin Costner frolicking naked in a waterfall!).
1. Mila Kunis had actresses moon for her
Mila Kunis happily revealed that she used »
The project had originally been centered on on a consistently unlucky man whose streak of bad luck continues when everyone in his small town wins the lottery except for him. Disney has decided to make the protagonist female with Martin Hynes rewriting.
The project is based on a 2012 New York Times article by Suzanne Daley about a tiny town in Spain named Sodeto in which every cititzen but one contributed to the national lottery and won a $950 million dollar jackpot.
- Dave McNary
Easy A and Friends with Benefits helmer Will Gluck has signed on to direct Walt Disney Studios' untitled lottery project with Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) attached to produce. Gluck will also oversee Martin Hynes' re-write of the script, originally titled Lucky Guy, converting the formerly male-led script to a female-centric film. Per THR, "The project centers on a consistently unlucky woman whose streak of bad continues when everyone in her small town wins a lottery except for her. But it turns out to be a blessing in disguise that will ultimately allow her to save the town from ruin." I'm fascinated that Disney is converting a previously male-led script to a female-centric project. Actresses, writers, and audiences have been actively campaigning for more female-led films in recent years, and looking at the heaps of cash pulled in by films like The Hunger Games, Maleficent, Frozen, and Gravity, »
- Haleigh Foutch
The pic, which was originally written for a male lead and titled Lucky Guy but is being retooled to feature a female protagonist, centers on a perpetually unlucky young woman who is flabbergasted when everyone in her small town wins a lottery apart from her. However, this apparent misfortune turns out to leave her as the only person standing between her town and total disaster.
Gluck is helping scribe Martin Hynes to rewrite the pic for a female lead. He’s uniquely qualified for the gig, given his killer breakthrough Easy A, which proved a star-making vehicle for Emma Stone, and crowd-pleasing comedy Friends with Benefits, which featured Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.
Annie was an absolute train-wreck and »
- Isaac Feldberg
Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
From scandalous onstage kisses to acceptance speech blunders, the MTV Movie Awards has broadcasted some of the most outrageous stunts in awards show history. Before this year's ceremony kicks off on April 12, take a look at some of the craziest moments that have happened in past years. Read More MTV Movie Awards to Debut 'Pitch Perfect 2' Clip, Fall Out Boy to Perform 1. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis get handsy. At the 2011 awards show, the Friends with Benefits co-stars groped each other at the podium before presenting the nominees for best male performance to prove that,
- Meena Jang
Masi Oka (NBC's Heroes) will reprise his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC's new event series Heroes Reborn, which will premiere in fall 2015. Said Masi Oka:
Said creator/executive producer Tim Kring:
"We are thrilled to have Masi back in the 'Heroes' family. The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series' success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again."
Exclusive: La-based sales outfit brings It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong and Bloodsucking Bastards to Filmart.
Chung plays a Chinese American who visits Hong Kong for the first time and meets a Us expat (Greenberg). But as romance blossoms, time is not on their side.
Ting said: “We shot the film in Hong Kong last summer and I couldn’t be happier to be returning ‘home’ a year later with the finished product.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Found under the ice of Fortitude by Dci Morton, The Mid-Season Replacements return with a two-part episode originally thought lost to the gods of podcasting. Two episodes thought vanished, have survived the extreme weather of the Northeast, and have finally arrive, in the form of The Mid-Season Replacement’s Great Lost Mega-Sode!
Part I of the Mega-Sode (henceforth known as “Episode 14″) takes us back to the elder days of February 2015, hours after the NBA trade deadline, which has Randy and Sean reacting in real time to. They also dig into the then-recent (but still painful) cancellation of Ground Floor, talk about Banshee, Fresh Off The Boat‘s racial undertones, and other shows like Schitt’s Creek, NBC’s failed 2010 sitcom Friends with Benefits, and the delay of Hannibal.
Episode 15 (or “Part II”, if you want to be fancy) is a relic from March 5th, 2015, when the guys had just seen »
- Randy Dankievitch
At a press conference for his upcoming action movie Run All Night (starring Liam Neeson), director Jaume Collet-Serra was asked about the production and when we can start hearing some movement. His answer?
“No, no. There’s nothing”.
He then told reporters that questions about Akira should be directed to Warner Bros., who it appears is holding up the start date. But it’s not just the studio that is holding back Collet-Serra from his movie, but the fact he is looking for a bit of time off after filming Run All Night back-t0-back with his previous Liam Neeson action movie Non-Stop.
“I truly will not make a decision on a »
- Luke Owen
Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...
A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?
Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)
It’s easy to underestimate Mila Kunis. She’s the petite, gorgeous actor who kick-started her career as a teenager on the TV comedy "That ’70s Show" and continues to earn laughs today voicing Meg on TV’s "Family Guy." On the big screen she’s cracked wise in comedies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Ted and Friends With Benefits.
But the 31-year-old knows she can do more than just make people laugh. She turned heads as a conniving ballerina in 2010’s Black Swan, and in 2013 she was the heartbroken witch who turns nasty in Oz: The Great and Powerful.
In the Wachowskis-directed sci-fi Jupiter Ascending, Kunis will play lowly janitor Jupiter Jones, who learns from a human/wolf hybrid warrior (Channing Tatum) that she’s actually alien royalty and the rightful ruler of Earth.
We caught up with her while she was driving around Los Angeles — “Don’t worry, »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Title: Sleeping with Other People Director: Leslye Headland Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrea Savage, Natasha Lyonne Can men and women ever be just friends? Films like No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits have suggested that if sex enters the equation, all bets are off, since romance and love are inevitable consequences of a physical relationship. In Sleeping with Other People, two people meet one night in college and lose their virginities to each other, and then are not reunited for twelve years. Realizing just how much sex has ruined every relationship either of them has ever had, they decide to avoid any [ Read More ]
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