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Top 5 Casino Movies

Hollywood has, over the years, constantly flirted with Las Vegas and the casino. There are far too many films to mention where casinos are heavily featured, but we thought we’d look at the top five we feel perfectly bring them both together.

The Hangover

Back in 2009, Todd Phillips brought a movie to the screen which captured a generation. The first film in The Hangover series was the most popular and, at the time, was the top-grossing R-rated movie of all time, taking $467 million at the global box-office. The film follows a group of guys who venture to Las Vegas for a bachelor party – one in which they wake up having lost the groom. They must try to get over their hangovers and discover what happened the night before. The film is completely set in Las Vegas and heavily features one of the most famous casinos on the strip, Las Vegas.
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Martin Scorsese Handpicked These 16 Key B-Movies and Westerns for Unique MoMA Series

Martin Scorsese Handpicked These 16 Key B-Movies and Westerns for Unique MoMA Series
Among Martin Scorsese’s directing projects-in-progress are a new television show (“The Caesars”), plus films based on an Oklahoma murder mystery (“Killers of the Flower Moon”) and the life of the 26th U.S. president (“Teddy”). He will also soon reunite with actors who delivered their most-acclaimed performances opposite his lens: “Casino” veteran Sharon Stone will star in a Scorsese film that’s still under wraps, while Robert De Niro’s ninth collaboration with the director — Netflix’s “The Irishman” — will be the priciest film of Scorsese’s career (reported budget: $140 million).

Still, the Oscar winner (“The Departed”) has set aside spare time for his signature cause: film preservation.

In his hometown next month, MoMA will host the second-half of its exhibition, “Martin Scorsese Presents Republic Rediscovered: New Restorations from Paramount Pictures.” The defunct studio Republic Pictures churned out 3,000 films and series, all of which are now property of Paramount.
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Denise Richards Joins Will Rogers Institute's 2018 Theatrical PSA Campaign

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (Wrmppf), the operating organization for the Will Rogers Institute, announced today that actress Denise Richards has joined their longtime summer theatrical PSA campaign.

Denise Richards Joins Will Rogers Institute's 2018 Theatrical PSA Campaign

The fundraising campaign, which plays in movie theaters nationwide, is a time-honored tradition that began in 1936 and featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Bette Davis in the first public service announcement.

The Will Rogers name will be familiar to moviegoers. For more than 80 years, movie theaters have honored Will Rogers’ legacy by raising money in their theaters. Since the 1930’s the Will Rogers Institute has funded pulmonary causes from rehab to research as well as training for doctors to fight lung disease. Brave Beginnings is a program that evolved out of Wri and is now a primary focus for the organization. Participating theater chains for the 2017 campaign benefiting Brave Beginnings included AMC Theatres,
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Commando Facts You Never Knew

Commando Facts You Never Knew
It doesn't matter if you're a mercenary, a Green Beret, or a small army: if you mess with Arnold's kid, you're going down. That's right, it's Commando! Let off some steam as we talk about one of the best action movies ever. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Commando.

It was written for Gene Simmons.

Commando was originally conceived as a vehicle for none other than Gene Simmons. Despite the critical beating taken by Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, the Demon still had the acting bug going into the '80s. He played the villain in Tom Selleck's Runaway, turned up in an episode of Miami Vice, and played a radio DJ in one of MovieWeb's favorite cult films, Trick Or Treat. Simmons actually turned down Commando, which was co-written by his friends Matthew Weisman and Jeph Loeb, who is now the head of Marvel Television.
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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)

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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000

George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together.

Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by Daft Punk. It grossed more than $400 million worldwide in 2010.

The Color of Money” featured Paul Newman reprising his role as “Fast Eddie” Felson alongside Tom Cruise. Newman won the Best Actor Oscar, 25 years after 1961’s “The Hustler.”

In “Psycho 2,” Meg Tilly played a traveler who encounters Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins
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Five Gambling Movies To Check Out In 2018

Gambling and the movies – a partnership that has lasted decades. The union of the film and games industry will continue to grow, but in this new post we thought we’d look at the relationship between the two through five terrific movies that you can check out via streaming platforms in 2018.

Croupier

This is a film that dates back nearly two decades, but absolutely resonates to this very day. Croupier tells a tale set within the gambling industry from the other side of the table – from the point of view of the casino worker – in this case Clive Owen’s croupier of the title, Jack Manfred. In a career defining role, Owen plays a part-time writer who involves himself in the London gaming industry and then realises that his experiences would make a great novel.

Mississippi Grind

A pre-Deadpool Ryan Reynolds teams with superb character actor Ben Mendelsohn for
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Confronting Hollywood Ageism, ‘Mosaic’s Sharon Stone Refuses To Be Constrained

When Steven Soderbergh set out to make Mosaic—a murder mystery surrounding a magnetic, commanding and complex female character—he had in mind one particular actress who can expertly convey all those traits with barely a blink: Sharon Stone. And in playing the doomed Olivia Lake, Stone enthusiastically dug deep into a character that was "messy and flawed and vulnerable and warts and all." Which is not surprising, given Stone's penchant for authenticity as her career has…
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TV4 Entertainment Launches Concrete Club as Genre-Based Studio (Exclusive)

Streaming channels specialist TV4 Entertainment has launched Concrete Club as an independent original content studio, Variety has learned exclusively.

The genre-based studio will develop, produce and distribute feature films and television series targeting underserved, global audiences for all screens. The new studio is touted as an extension of TV4 Entertainment’s portfolio of genre-based lifestyle, entertainment, and sports over-the-top streaming channels.

Concrete Club said Thursday it will create originals in the genres of existing and planned global streaming brands and use TV4 Entertainment’s channels as a development pipeline and guaranteed distribution for Concrete Club productions.

Concrete Club’s first theatrical release will be “Together,” opening June 15 at every Odeon Cinema across England, Scotland and Wales — making it one of the largest independent, self-distributed opening releases in U.K. history. Produced by TV4 Entertainment, the comedic drama was written and directed by Concrete Club’s studio head, Paul Duddridge.

“Together
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Sharon Stone eyes Emmy return with her acclaimed performance in ‘Mosaic’

Sharon Stone eyes Emmy return with her acclaimed performance in ‘Mosaic’
In 2004, Sharon Stone won the Best Guest Drama Actress Emmy Award for her scene-stealing turn as attorney Sheila Carlisle on “The Practice.” This year, with her acclaimed performance in Steven Soderbergh‘s six-part HBO miniseries “Mosaic,” Stone is well-positioned for a return to the Emmys, this time in Best TV Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress.

In “Mosaic,” Stone portrays Olivia Lake, a successful children’s book author and illustrator living an extravagant, if lonesome existence in the ski resort town of Summit, Utah. She crosses paths with the handsome artist and bartender Joel (Garrett Hedlund) and, hoping their friendship might blossom into something more romantic, invites him to rent out space in her lavish home. During this time, Olivia also meets the charming Eric (Frederick Weller) who, unbeknownst to her, is a con man employed by a neighbor hoping to force her to sell the property.

See 2018 Emmy Awards nominations:
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Demi Moore replaces Sharon Stone in Corporate Animals

Last month it was announced that Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) would be starring in the new comedy Corporate Animals, and now Deadline is reporting that Stone has had to bow out of the project due to scheduling issues, with Demi Moore (Forsaken) signing on as her replacement.

Corporate Animals is being directed by Patrick Brice (Creep) from a script by Sam Bain (Four Lions) and will see Moore portraying Lucy, “the egotistical CEO of Incredible Edible Cutlery, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. She orders her staff to attend a corporate team-building caving weekend in New Mexico, and disaster strikes suddenly, trapping them all underground. All the elements of team building adversity are there, as the group struggles to survive amidst sexual tension, startling business revelations and casual cannibalism.”

Filming on Corporate Animals is set to get underway in New Mexico this week, with a cast that also includes Ed Helms,
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Debra Messing Recalls When A Hollywood Executive Made Her Wear Fake Breasts On Her First Sitcom

Debra Messing has had her fair share of uncomfortable moments while on set. In an intimate interview with Sharon Stone for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series, the “Will & Grace” star recalled how she was told by Hollywood executives to drastically change her appearance during one of her first jobs. “I had to wear fake boobs when I first
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Debra Messing: ‘I Had to Wear Fake Boobs on My First Sitcom’

Debra Messing: ‘I Had to Wear Fake Boobs on My First Sitcom’
Debra Messing has reached a point in her career where it’s difficult to push her around, but that wasn’t always the case. As part of Variety’s Actors on Actors series, the “Will & Grace” star told Sharon Stone that a Hollywood executive made her alter her appearance during one of her first jobs: “I had to wear fake boobs when I first started in Hollywood on my first sitcom,” she said.

“‘I look stupid,’” Messing told the producers after trying them on. “I was like, ‘I’m not going to wear these,’ to which they responded, ‘The president of the network called and said he wants you to wear those.’” Messing, a recent graduate of the Graduate Acting Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts at the time, felt she wasn’t in a position to decline.

“I was in shock. I was new to
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Sharon Stone and Debra Messing Break Down Why Comedy Is Harder Than Drama

Sharon Stone and Debra Messing Break Down Why Comedy Is Harder Than Drama
This season marked a return of sorts for both Sharon Stone and Debra Messing — for Stone, it was her chance to take center stage again, with her role in Steven Soderbergh’s enigmatic HBO mystery “Mosaic.” And Messing stepped back into the role that first made her famous, with NBC’s reboot of hit comedy “Will & Grace.” The two actresses talked with Variety about why comedy is harder than drama, battling stereotypes, and what makes them laugh themselves.

Sharon Stone: Dying is easy, comedy is hard. I think about this because I’m starting to do more comedy. It
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Debra Messing Says a Hollywood Exec Made Her Wear Fake Breasts

Debra Messing Says a Hollywood Exec Made Her Wear Fake Breasts
Although Debra Messing has risen to the top of her field as the longtime star of “Will & Grace,” when she first started out in the entertainment business, she was critiqued by a Hollywood executive over her looks.

“I had to wear fake boobs when I first started in Hollywood on my first sitcom,” Messing revealed to Sharon Stone during a recent conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Shutterstock. She remembered that producers handed her cutlets to enhance her breast size, which she had never seen before, having recently graduated from acting school at NYU.

After trying them on,
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Cloak and Dagger's Aubrey Joseph Was a Broadway Star Before Playing a Badass Superhero

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger is filled with talented actors, including its lead star, Aubrey Joseph. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native got his start acting on Broadway, portraying Simba in the iconic musical The Lion King. Now, he stars as Tyrone Johnson, aka Cloak, one of the badass superheroes in Freeform's newest series (which we're already obsessed with). While the show might be his breakout role, Joseph has racked up a few other acting credits on his résumé over the years, including a role in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and HBO's Emmy award-winning series The Night Of.

You might also recognize his (very handsome) face from movies like Fading Gigolo with Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, and Sofia Vergara, or from the 2015 action thriller Run All Night with Liam Neeson and Common. His talent is undeniable, and fans will get a chance to see him flex his
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Cloak and Dagger's Aubrey Joseph Was a Broadway Star Before Playing a Badass Superhero

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger is filled with talented actors, including its lead star, Aubrey Joseph. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native got his start acting on Broadway, portraying Simba in the iconic musical The Lion King. Now, he stars as Tyrone Johnson, aka Cloak, one of the badass superheroes in Freeform's newest series (which we're already obsessed with). While the show might be his breakout role, Joseph has racked up a few other acting credits on his résumé over the years, including a role in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and HBO's Emmy award-winning series The Night Of.

You might also recognize his (very handsome) face from movies like Fading Gigolo with Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, and Sofia Vergara, or from the 2015 action thriller Run All Night with Liam Neeson and Common. His talent is undeniable, and fans will get a chance to see him flex his
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European cinema embraces the vagina – what's taken Hollywood so long?

Vulva and vagina references are becoming obligatory in Us comedies. But for fearless, witty depictions of women’s bodies, audiences have always had to look elsewhere

These days, it seems no raunchy femme-centric Hollywood comedy or TV sitcom is without its obligatory vagina reference. “I was just washing my vagina,” they say; or, “I’m gonna punch her in the vagina.” The word “vagina” is bandied about as though we are expected to fall about laughing at the very idea of it. And maybe I would laugh, if only I weren’t more bemused than amused by the perplexing way “vagina” appears to have expanded to embrace not just the vagina itself, but the vulva and the female pubic area in general.

But Hollywood, as ever, is all talk. In an industry run by overgrown schoolboys, breasts remain the primary female erogenous zone. Despite the pioneering work of Sharon Stone
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When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth: The Summer of Cinema 1993 – 25 Years Later

The summer of 1993 felt like a high stakes cinematic card trick. A full deck of superstars was roughly shuffled so that by summer’s end, some kings ended up as jokers and many a knave turned over a sweet ace. Bluffs were called, some royal flushes turned up out of nowhere, and in the end the whole table was kicked over by a T-Rex, sending all the chips flying.

This week we will once again see a merry band of naive, edible human beings sharing the screen with monstrous dinosaurs as Jurassic World returns with Fallen Kingdom. Perhaps we’re used to it by now, but back in 1993, the last time man and dinosaur had teamed up to any noticeable effect was probably The Valley of the Gwangi. The seismic leap forward in special effects since then meant that the release of Jurassic Park was a genuine movie event, much
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Last Year’s Winner: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: FX and HBO have both earned nominations in this category since 2012 (and HBO’s streak dates back to 2003).

Fun Fact: For the first time since “Downton Abbey” made the jump from limited series to drama series in 2013, not a single anthology series (or other franchise) that was nominated the year prior is in contention this year.

It’s the movie stars vs. the TV favorites in a surprisingly competitive Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie race. Penelope Cruz (“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) and Nicole Kidman (“Top of the Lake: China Girl”) are looking to crack in for respected turns in prestige projects; Cruz as the sister of a fashion icon who became a star, Donatella Versace, and Kidman as an Australian mother, Julia, whose story dovetails with Elisabeth Moss’ detective.
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