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Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio tease Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino have teased their new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with the director praising the partnership between the movie’s two stars.

A new Tarantino film is always something of an event in the cinematic sphere and this will be no different with the director’s latest effort, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film is set in La during the time of the Manson murders and will see Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt leading an all-star cast.

Variety reports that at a Sony Pictures CinemaCon presentation on Monday night, Tarantino said that Pitt and DiCaprio will be “the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford”, referencing the two cinematic icons working together on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting.

Tarantino isn’t the only one predicting great things for the film; with DiCaprio boasting that
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Quentin Tarantino Says ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Brings Him Back towards ‘Pulp Fiction’

Anticipation is high for Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film has a Pulp Fiction like tapestry “set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood, around the time of the murder of Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and several others in a killing spree ordered by Charles Manson. The two other lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore.” Last night at …
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Tarantino Calls ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ The “Closest To ‘Pulp Fiction'” He’s Ever Done

Tarantino Calls ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ The “Closest To ‘Pulp Fiction'” He’s Ever Done
Yesterday marked the beginning of CinemaCon, the yearly convention where movie studios make presentations to theater exhibitors, showcasing their biggest and best offerings over the next year. This year, Sony decided to surprise everyone and bring filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio on stage to talk about their upcoming film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Tarantino is a pretty great hype man, who does well in front of a crowd, and last night, he got everyone talking when he said that ‘Once Upon’ is “probably the closest to ‘Pulp Fiction’ that I have done,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio Reveal Key Details About Their Manson Murders Movie

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It's clear by now that Quentin Tarantino isn't afraid of diving into some pretty gruesome stories, and his next project only further confirms it. In July 2017, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Tarantino is in the early stages of putting together a film described as "a unique take on the Manson Family murders." Here are the scraps of information we've been able to pull together so far:

The Production Team

The drama, which would be his follow-up to 2015's The Hateful Eight, will be called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and a source confirmed that Tarantino both penned the script for Sony and will direct. The movie is being produced by Tarantino, Harry Potter's David Heyman, and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes serving as executive producer.

The Cast

On the casting front, THR confirmed that Inglourious Basterds alum Brad Pitt will play stunt double Cliff Booth,
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Quentin Tarantino and Tom Hardy Excite at CinemaCon, But Sony’s 2018 Slate Feels Oddly Familiar

Sony would like you to know it’s committed to originality. That was the message reiterated by its executives at the studio’s CinemaCon presentation Monday night — and no one was more passionate than chairman Tom Rothman, who spoke of the studio’s “increasing dedication” and “commitment” to the concept.

However, Rothman presided over a show-and-tell that included Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly doing their “Step Brothers” schtick in “Holmes and Watson” as Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Watson (tagline: “The World’s Greatest Dicks”); “Hotel Transylvania 3,” Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween,” “Equalizer 2,” “Sicario 2,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Marvel’s “Venom,” remakes of “Superfly” and “Miss Bala,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” and teasing mentions of 2019 titles “Men in Black 3,” the still-untitled “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel, and “Jumanji 2.”

Many of these films looked appealing; the CinemaCon audience at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum particularly responded to “Venom,” with Tom Hardy
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Quentin Tarantino tells CinemaCon next film will be closest to 'Pulp Fiction' in tone

Quentin Tarantino tells CinemaCon next film will be closest to 'Pulp Fiction' in tone
Director discusses Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio capped off Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Monday evening as the filmmaker promised his upcoming August 2019 release would be closest to Pulp Fiction in tone and deals with “wild characters”.

The writer-director said he will shoot Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in Los Angeles this summer and plans to take the city back to its counter-culture heyday. DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star in the prokecy that references the Manson Family murders.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes place during that Hollywood era of 1969,” Tarantino said,
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Quentin Tarantino says next film will be closest to 'Pulp Fiction' in tone

Quentin Tarantino says next film will be closest to 'Pulp Fiction' in tone
Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio capped off Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Monday evening as the filmmaker promised his upcoming August 2019 release would be closest to Pulp Fiction in tone and deals with “wild characters”.

Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio capped off Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Monday evening as the filmmaker promised his upcoming August 2019 release would be closest to Pulp Fiction in tone and deals with “wild characters”.

The writer-director said he will shoot Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in Los Angeles this summer and plans to take the city back to its counter-culture heyday. DiCaprio and
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Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'

Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'
Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio, taking the stage together tonight at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas, teased exhibitors about their controversial new movie set in the 1960s when the Manson murders rocked Hollywood.

Tatarantino promised that the film is "probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done," referring to his breakthrough 1994 film.

"Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting stars dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford," he said of DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt," said Tarantino. "It's very hush hush and top secreat. But I can tell you that Once Upon a...
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Quentin Tarantino: Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio Are the New Robert Redford and Paul Newman

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In an exciting but entirely predictable humblebrag, Sony Pictures lured their new creative partner Quentin Tarantino to CinemaCon 2018, where the movie-obsessed director charmed thousands of American exhibitors.

Appearing with his leading man Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino walked out onto The Forum stage at Caesar’s Palace with nary a concept image or additional cast to announce for his upcoming tenth film — “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — which Sony snatched from a wide field of competitors after the fall of Tarantino’s longtime distribution partner Harvey Weinstein.

“Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman,” Tarantino promised the crowd.

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He’s referring to his other massive star, Brad Pitt, who will lead the project with DiCaprio. The men will play a faded TV star and his live-in stunt double searching for relevance in a changing Hollywood landscape in 1969.

Oh, and their neighbors are a nice couple named Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

“It takes place at the advent of the counterculture explosion. It takes place at the time of the hippie revolution and the height of new Hollywood,” Tarantino said.

He had no further details but promised that during production he would be transforming Los Angeles “street by street, block by block” to model exteriors in step with the period.

Sony’s Motion Picture Group President Tom Rothman called Tarantino’s script “the best I’ve had the privilege to read.”

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DiCaprio didn’t have much to add, finding it difficult to speak at length about a film that has yet to shoot “a single frame.”

The conversation ended with a rousing thank you from Tarantino to the theater owners for keeping the cinematic experience where it belongs –in their theater.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” hasn’t begun principal photography yet, but it has a release date.

The new Butch and Sundance will be coming at you on August 9, 2019.

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Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
Quentin Tarantino has yet to shoot a single frame of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” but that didn’t stop the Oscar-winning writer and director from predicting great things from his forthcoming Tinseltown epic.

At Sony Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation on Monday night, Tarantino said Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the film’s two leading men, will be “the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford.”

Pitt wasn’t on hand in Las Vegas, but DiCaprio flanked Tarantino on the Caesars Palace stage, telling the audience of theater owners that the film boasts “one of the most amazing screenplays [the writer-director] has ever written.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is shrouded in mystery, but Tarantino has said that it takes place in 1969. The Manson family murders are reportedly going to factor into a larger tapestry of a changing movie business — it’s a time when the studio
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A Brief History of James Cameron Dumping on Beloved Movies, From ‘Avengers’ to ‘Star Wars’ (Photos)

A Brief History of James Cameron Dumping on Beloved Movies, From ‘Avengers’ to ‘Star Wars’ (Photos)
A lot has happened in the two decades since James Cameron said he was “King of the World.” In place of obsessions with terminators, aliens and Na’vi, superheroes and franchises have taken over the pop culture landscape. And as we await four “Avatar” sequels from Cameron, he’s had plenty of time to throw some shade at some of our more recent movie landmarks. He most recently said he hopes we all get “Avengers” fatigue very soon, but he’s also had criticisms for “Star Wars,” “Wonder Woman,” “Iron Man 3” and more.

3-D Conversions in “Man of Steel” and “Iron Man 3

The craze to make movies in 3-D was real after the wild success of “Avatar.” But movies like “Man of Steel” and “Iron Man 3” weren’t shot in 3-D, just converted to it. Cameron took notice. “One thing is shooting in 3D and another is to convert to 3D,” he said in 2013. “If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to [look] spectacular [and] perfect.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maybe he was just sore that “The Force Awakens” took over “Avatar’s” throne. But Cameron chided J.J. Abrams for a lack of “visual imagination.” “I have to say that I felt that George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before,” Cameron said in 2016. He added that Abrams took “baby steps” with new characters and was excited to see where they would go with it.

Titanic” Fan Theories

Cameron broke a lot of hearts when he debunked a popular fan theory about his film “Titanic” that suggests Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jack might’ve also been able to fit on the floating door along with Kate Winslet’s Rose. “Here’s the answer: it says in the script on page 147, Jack dies,” Cameron said on “The View.” “So maybe we made the door a little too big when we made the movie, but Jack’s always going to die, folks! There’s no other version of reality.”

Wonder Woman

Cameron disputed whether Gal Gadot and her iteration of “Wonder Woman” should be held up as feminist. “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided,” Cameron said in August of 2017. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie, but to me, it’s a step backwards.” He defended his “Terminator” heroine Sarah Conner as not a “beauty icon” in the way he said Gadot is, and he even doubled down on his criticism, earning a sharp response from the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter.

Netflix

Between the Cannes vs. Netflix feud, we know what side Cameron falls on. Cameron took issue with the streaming service’s day-and-date release strategy. “I’m not into it – I think it’s a stupid idea. The sanctity of the theatre-going experience is something I never really want to see go away,” he told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper (via the Toronto Sun) in August of 2017. “I actually don’t think it will go away, but people shouldn’t be denied the option of seeing a film on the big screen.”

“Terminator” sequels

Upon announcing a new sequel to “Terminator,” Cameron revealed that the film would be an updated continuation of where “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” left off. Well, what of the three “Terminator” sequels since then? “We’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron said in September of 2017. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.” Not a Christian Bale fan are we?

The Avengers

Cameron’s critique of Marvel’s “The Avengers” and the superhero genre more broadly required a dictionary to understand. “I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said this weekend. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!” A “gonad,” for those playing at home, is a sex gland such as a testicle.

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Michelle Williams movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘My Week with Marilyn’

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Michelle Williams movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘My Week with Marilyn’
Michelle Williams has always gone her own way. The Montana-born actress was legally emancipated from her parents at age 15 so that she could better pursue her acting career and pursue it she did. By age 18, she was starring in the popular TV drama “Dawson’s Creek,” in which she played Meg, a loose big-city teen who relocates to small-town life. In her time away from the TV series, she acted in many small independent films, none of which connected until 2003, when one finally did — Tom McCarthy‘s “The Station Agent,” in which she played a small-town librarian who becomes close to a socially-withdrawn dwarf (Peter Dinklage). That performance earned Williams her first SAG Awards nomination for Best Ensemble.

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From there Williams’ film career took off with powerful performances in such films as “Brokeback Mountain” (2005), “Blue Valentine
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If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?

If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?
“Rampage” opened #1 last weekend at just under $36 million, with Dwayne Johnson its only name draw. Is that enough to make The Rock the biggest movie star in Hollywood — or, is his greatest asset the near-complete dearth of actors who can open movies?

Johnson’s marquee value is well documented. Since 2011, he appeared in eight films that grossed over $100 million (nine if you include the animated “Moana”). “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “The Fate of the Furious” in 2017 each exceeded $200 million. However, times have changed. Once, being a top star meant your movies were always the year’s biggest movies. Now, in an era where animation and comic-book adaptations are the biggest draws, an actor’s own larger-than-life appeal is less important.

Rampage” should make around $90 million domestic and another $300 million or so additional overseas. Expect it to make $400 worldwide, perhaps a little more. With production and marketing costs topping $220 million,
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Film News Roundup: Leonardo DiCaprio to Present Martin Scorsese With Robert Osborne Award

Film News Roundup: Leonardo DiCaprio to Present Martin Scorsese With Robert Osborne Award
In today’s film news roundup, Leonardo DiCaprio has been named to present Martin Scorsese with the Robert Osborne Award, Edward James Olmos launches a film festival, and Amanda Seyfried lands a part.

Film Festivals

Turner Classic Movies has selected Leonardo DiCaprio to present Martin Scorsese with the inaugural Robert Osborne Award as part of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival’s opening.

DiCaprio has appeared in five of Scorsese’s films, beginning with 2002’s “Gangs of New York” and most recently in 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” DiCaprio will present the award April 26 in Los Angeles to the filmmaker for his decades-long commitment to the legacy and preservation of classic films.

In 1990, Scorsese established the Film Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. The foundation has funded the restoration of over 800 films and its World Cinema Project has restored 31 films from 21 countries.

The Robert Osborne
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Leonardo DiCaprio To Present Martin Scorsese With Inaugural Robert Osborne Award At TCM Classic Film Fest – Update

Leonardo DiCaprio To Present Martin Scorsese With Inaugural Robert Osborne Award At TCM Classic Film Fest – Update
Updated, 12:14 Pm: Organizers of the TCM Classic Film Festival said today that Leonardo DiCaprio will present the fest’s inaugural Robert Osborne Award to his frequent director Martin Scorsese. The hardware will be bestowed on opening night, April 26, at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Previously, March 1: Martin Scorsese has been chosen as the first recipient of the TCM Classic Film Festival’s Robert Osborne Award in recognition of “his work as a film…
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Leonardo DiCaprio To Present Martin Scorsese With Inaugural Robert Osborne Award At TCM Classic Film Fest – Update

Updated, 12:14 Pm: Organizers of the TCM Classic Film Festival said today that Leonardo DiCaprio will present the fest’s inaugural Robert Osborne Award to his frequent director Martin Scorsese. The hardware will be bestowed on opening night, April 26, at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Previously, March 1: Martin Scorsese has been chosen as the first recipient of the TCM Classic Film Festival’s Robert Osborne Award in recognition of “his work as a film…
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Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Cozy With 20-Year-Old Model Camila Morrone at Coachella

Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Cozy With 20-Year-Old Model Camila Morrone at Coachella
Another day, another model... Mr. Coachella himself Leonardo DiCaprio hit up Weekend 1 of 2018 Coachella with a new beauty on his arm, 20-year-old model Camila Morrone, whom the Oscar winner was photographed getting cozy with on multiple occasions throughout the fun-filled fest. At one point, Cami was spotted resting her head in the 43-year-old's lap while during the three-day musical festival in Indio, Calif. The A-list actor went to a variety of events during the first weekend, often wearing a hoodie to mask his easy-to-spot appearance.  In addition to catching Beyoncé's comeback performance together, the Pda-tastic pair was also photographed smooching during Eminem's set on Sunday...
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Is Dwayne Johnson Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star?

Is Dwayne Johnson Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star?
With less than stellar reviews on top of an already cursed genre, it’s a wonder “Rampage” wasn’t a total flop at the box office.

Well, it’s not a total wonder. After back and forth projections showed “Rampage” wrestling with “A Quiet Place” to see who would come out on top at the box office last weekend, there is one main reason the video game adaptation secured the crown: Dwayne Johnson.

“It’s good old star power at work here,” box office analyst Jeff Bock said. “There’s not that many people in this day and age who can pull this off.”

Did Johnson break the video game adaptation curse? Probably not. Did his sheer star power push “Rampage” to the No. 1 spot at the worldwide box office? It seems likely.

Rampage” bowed with $34.5 million in North America, along with an impressive $114 million overseas for a global total of $148.6 million.
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Justin Bieber Dances at Coachella and Channels Leonardo DiCaprio

Justin Bieber Dances at Coachella and Channels Leonardo DiCaprio
All he wants to do is dance, dance... Justin Bieber was certainly in party mode at Coachella 2018...he was dancing like nobody was watching! Fans filmed video of the 24-year-old pop star dancing to the music on the festival grounds on Friday, wearing colorful Hawaiian shorts and a matching shirt—which he later removed. In 2014, videos of Leonardo DiCaprio dancing with his friends at Coachella went viral. Also on Friday, Bieber was also seen cheering on 11-year-old Mason Ramsey, aka the "Walmart Yodel Kid," as he gave a surprise performance during DJ Whethan's set at Coachella. The child went viral earlier this month with a video showing him...
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