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Since the birth of cinema, the stars of the big screen have been drawn to poker and the evocative world that surrounds it. Suave and glamorous protagonists from James Bond to Justin Timberlake in the recent Runner Runner know their way around a deck of cards better than a Monte Carlo croupier with a coolness and competence that’s completely out of reach for us mere mortals…
So if the leading men and women of Hollywood really are channeling the Gods when they hit the green felt of the poker table, who would they be playing the part of?
We see British superspy James Bond - particular in his earlier, Golden Era incarnations - as a dead ringer for the demi-god Hercules. Basically selfless and incredibly brave, this strong leading man gambles with his life and the United Kingdom’s national security when he sits at the poker table in Casino Royale. »
- Gary Collinson
Justin Timberlake dominated the charts and the stage in 2013 with his highly anticipated musical comeback. He kicked things off by announcing plans for new music, and he's been making headlines ever since with the release of The 20/20 Experience and its follow-up, The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2. After years away from the microphone, Justin hit the stage a number of times in 2013 - with a performance at the Grammys, his Legends of the Summer tour alongside Jay Z, and at the MTV VMAs, where he wowed the crowd solo before reuniting with the guys of *Nsync and accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The singer and actor has also been busy with the Hollywood scene this year; promoting his film with Ben Affleck, Runner Runner; and gearing up for the December release of Inside Llewyn Davis. With a list of highlights this big, it's no surprise Justin was named one of GQ's Men of the Year. »
- Lauren Turner
Many of us have heard the 'horror stories' of getting involved in online gambling, but very few films or television shows actually address this issue, however, new film Runner Runner has tackled the problem head on. Throughout the course of the film, the audience follow the story of Richie Furst, a Princeton graduate played by Justin Timberlake, having found himself short of money to pay his tuition fees, Richie uses his online skills to navigate the virtual casino world and make himself some money. After all his hard work, and when he's nearing the need of collecting, Furst is cheated out of his money by the illegitimate gambling tycoon, Ivan Block, played by Ben Affleck. Having realised exactly what's happened to him, Furst travels to Costa Rica to confront Block, though soon becomes embroiled in an ethically dangerous plot which sees him team up with the tycoon, while trying to get one over on him. »
- Gary Collinson
Justin Timberlake got star support when he brought his 20/20 Experience tour to La on Tuesday night. Matt Damon, Amy Adams, and Justin's former bandmate Lance Bass all stopped by the gig at the Staples Center for a night of music with Jt. Interestingly enough, Matt's pal and Justin's Runner Runner costar Ben Affleck was not spotted at the concert, but we know he is a fan of Justin's music. While promoting their film back in September, Oscar winner Ben admitted that he feels insecure around Justin because he is so talented. "He dances like Michael Jackson, sings, writes music," Ben said. "There's 400 million boy bands and he's the one guy that became a gigantic star." »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Runner Runner, a film starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake has been making waves in the film and gambling industries, but not for the reasons you might first expect. The film follows the turbulent times that maths genius Timberlake gets into after being caught gambling while studying at Princeton. To make matters worse, the once promising student has been cheated out of large amounts of money due to playing on a bogus online casino website. Determined to get to the bottom of what actually happened, Timberlake's character travels to Costa Rica to find the man behind the scam, though, once he finds him, he decides to succumb to the lure of a life of easy money rather than confronting the site's owner. Although the cast seems to promise an impressive film, the plot actually falls drastically short of what most viewers will expect – for saying it's a thriller, there doesn't »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)
In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Justin Timberlake landed the coveted cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue, but the singer's interview got off to a rough start.
"So I find it ironic that I'm doing an interview with you about Man of the Year when I feel—literally—like a bunch of people just took a sh-- on my face," Timberlake told the magazine.
The singer's poor mood was apparently due to the underwhelming critical response to both his latest film Runner Runner and album The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2.
Surprising celebrity family ties
"Where did all this vitriol come from? It's mean. And I'm not cut out for it," Timberlake said, 20 years after starting his career in show business.
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- Sadie Gennis
Got a press release today about a new found footage vampire flick called Living Among Us. The press release explains all so read on and fill your brain with vampire movie knowledge…
It was announced today that William Sadler (“Iron Man 3,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Die Hard 2”), Primetime Emmy nominee John Heard (“Home Alone,” “Big,” “Runner Runner”) James Russo (“Public Enemies,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Django Unchained”), Esmé Bianco (“Game of Thrones”), Andrew Keegan (“10 things … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
We’ve been sent the first details and casting news on Living Among Us, a new vampire movie that will focus on a documentary crew that is sent in to interview a family of vampires:
“Los Angeles, CA – November 14, 2013 – It was announced today that William Sadler (“Iron Man 3,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Die Hard 2”), Primetime Emmy nominee John Heard (“Home Alone,” “Big,” “Runner Runner”) James Russo (“Public Enemies,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Django Unchained”), Esmé Bianco (“Game of Thrones”), Andrew Keegan (“10 things I Hate About You,” “O,” “Independence Day”) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (“American Pie” films, “Rules of Attraction”) will star in Brian A. Metcalf’s new horror/drama “Living Among Us.”
Written, directed and produced by Metcalf, “Living Among Us” is a found footage film about a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world.
But soon, the crew »
- Jonathan James
Interview with the Vampire gets a modern day found footage makeover in a new horror flick headed our way called Living Among Us. Sink your teeth into all the details below!
From the Press Release
William Sadler (Iron Man 3, The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard 2), Primetime Emmy nominee John Heard (Home Alone, Big, Runner Runner), James Russo (Public Enemies, Donnie Brasco, Django Unchained), Esmé Bianco (“Game of Thrones”), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You, O, Independence Day), and Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie films, Rules of Attraction) will star in Brian A. Metcalf’s new horror/drama Living Among Us.
Written, directed, and produced by Metcalf, Living Among Us is a found footage film about a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world. But soon the crew members realize their very lives are in danger as »
- John Squires
William Sadler ( Iron Man 3 , The Shawshank Redemption ), Primetime Emmy nominee John Heard ( Home Alone , Runner Runner ), James Russo ( Public Enemies , Django Unchained ), Esmé Bianco ("Game of Thrones.), Andrew Keegan ( 10 Things I Hate About You , Independence Day ) and Thomas Ian Nicholas ( American Pie , The Rules of Attraction ) will star in Brian A. Metcalf.s new horror/drama Living Among Us . Written, directed and produced by Metcalf, Living Among Us is a found footage film about a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world. But soon, the crew realizes their very lives are in danger as they uncover a deadly secret and must fight for survival. Sadler is set to play the role of Samuel, the »
We won’t be seeing Zac Efron flash those pearly whites any time soon. The actor suffered a fall after he slipped in a puddle of water outside his home and broke his jaw, requiring stitches and his jaw to be wired shut.
In movies that scare me just a bit, The War of the Roses, The Children is under production. The movie will follow the children from the original movie and the negative impact the divorces of their parents had on them in their adult lives.
Democrats think they can use shame to bring Enda to a vote in the House, much like they did on the Violence Against Women Act. »
- Ed Kennedy
Justin Timberlake is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore! The "Runner Runner" star was crowned one of GQ’s Men of the Year on their December cover and spoke candidly about how he’s affected by the haters. "The movie didn’t do well at the box-office, so should I quit?" Jt asks -- referring to Variety’s infamous op-ed piece titled, "Justin Timberlake: Why He Should Stop Acting.”"Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn’t have said that," he says. "Come on, man. You sound like a d**khead. It just shocked me because, like, you’re trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it." After critics also panned his latest album, "The 20/20 Experience," Timberlake is understandably sensitive to all the criticism: "Where did all this vitriol come from? »
- tooFab Staff
Justin Timberlake was named one of GQ's Men of the Year alongside Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Kendrick Lamar, and James Gandolfini, who were also featured in the publication. Justin specifically earned the title "#Hashtag of the Year" because he was the trending topic of 2013. Between his new albums, his tours, his movies, and all the viral videos with Jimmy Fallon, it's been one incredible year for Justin. On Monday night, Justin and Jessica Biel stepped out for the GQ Men of the Year dinner in NYC as one of the honorees. He also sat down with the magazine to talk about his critics, his movie career, and how his big year hasn't come without its hardships. Speaking more candidly than ever, Justin told GQ: "I feel - literally - like a bunch of people just took a sh*t on my face." Check out all of Justin's candid quotes, and »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Justin Timberlake got the cover honors for GQ‘s annual men of the year issue, but that’s not enough. After a rare round of bad press for his turn in the flop “Runner Runner” and number one album “The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2,” the actor-singer-etc. railed against his critics. “I feel—literally—like a bunch of people just took a shit on my face,” Timberlake told his interviewer. “Where did all this vitriol come from? It’s mean. And I’m not cut out for it.” Also read: Justin Timberlake Gets Driven Over the Edge by Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter in »
- Sara Morrison
Though Justin Timberlake is almost universally praised for his singing/performing abilities, the same definitely can't be said for his foray into acting -- and in a cover interview for GQ's annual Men of the Year issue, Justin gets feisty when addressing the common critique that he should quit making movies.
Addressing in part Variety's October op-ed Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting after his film Runner Runner was a box office disappointment, Justin tells GQ, "The movie didn't do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn't have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn't have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a d***head."
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He then goes a step further, dismissing certain magazines' importance.
"It just shocked me because, like, you're trade magazines. None of your »
That’s right: In the pages of GQ’s brand new Men of the Year issue, Justin Timberlake — smooth-singing, Tom Ford-rocking, Elvis’s-granddaughter-maker-outer Justin Timberlake — claims he isn’t cool. Which sort of makes us want to curl into the fetal position and sob; after all, if this guy isn’t cool, what hope could there possibly be for the rest of us?
Wait, strike that — see, Timberlake is using the whole “cool” thing as a means to explain his general philosophy, which falls somewhere on the #Yolo spectrum. “Being cool,” he clarifies to the magazine, “is about keeping your blood pressure steady. »
- Hillary Busis
While he seems like the very embodiment of "cool," Justin Timberlake doesn't use that word to describe himself. "Listen, I'm not cool," the singer, dancer and actor says in the "Men of The Year" issue of GQ. "Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don't be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad." Timberlake, 32, goes on to explain that not being "cool," often means doing the opposite of what's expected of him, like playing a high-stakes gambler in Runner Runner alongside Ben Affleck or appearing in sketches on »
- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
Anthony Mackie has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, People confirms. The Hurt Locker actor, 35, was booked Saturday morning in New York City after he refused to take a Breathalyzer test, an NYPD spokeswoman said. Officers initially pulled over Mackie's red 2010 Dodge Charger at 1:22 a.m. in East Harlem for tinted windows, which is illegal in the state. Police say that they smelled alcohol on Mackie's breath, and that the actor had bloodshot eyes. Mackie refused to take a Breathalyzer test, and he was subsequently arrested on a charge of Dwi and booked at the 28th Precinct in Central Harlem. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd and Alexis L. Loinaz
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 7, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
When Princeton grad student Richie Furst (Timberlake) believes he’s been swindled by an online poker site, he heads to Costa Rica to confront gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Affleck), the man he thinks is responsible. But Richie will soon face the ultimate power play as he finds himself caught between Block’s promises of unlimited wealth and the zealous FBI agent (Anthony Mackie, (Pain & Gain) trying to bring him down.
Release wide to U.S> theaters in early October, 2013, Runner Runner did poorly poorly at the box office, grossing a lackluster $19 million. The critics »
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