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Jason Sudeikis: 'Relax. I have arrived'

He became America's favourite clown on Saturday Night Live. But now Jason Sudeikis is forsaking primetime for a stab at the movies with the comedy We're the Millers, alongside Jennifer Aniston

• Watch the trailer for We're the Millers

• News on Sudeikis's departure from SNL

• Sudeikis on his previous collaboration with Aniston, Horrible Bosses

Kansas kids have whirlwind adventures, whether it's Dorothy en route to Oz or Jason Sudeikis tilting at movie stardom. The American comic bounces into London jet-lagged and bleary, slurping coffee from a paper cup. He has a gilded status as a Hollywood clown and a glossy fiancee in Olivia Wilde, formerly of House. He is not in Kansas any more; the place is a memory. But he is poking all kinds of fun at red-state USA.

We're the Millers casts 37-year-old Sudeikis as a Denver-based pot-dealer who changes his hairstyle and his surname in order to pass
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The Millers in 'We're the Millers': Who Are They, Really?

With ads prominently pushing both its R-rated laughs and Jennifer Aniston as a stripper, you've probably figured out by now that "We're The Millers" isn't exactly a conventional family road trip movie. That's because the Millers aren't your conventional movie family.

Lead by Jason Sudeikis (fresh off his recent exit from "Saturday Night Live") and Aniston and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Dodgeball"), "We're The Millers" stars Sudeikis as David, a small-time pot dealer forced to graduate to international drug trafficking by his boss Brad (Ed Helms), who's like Tony Montana by way of Mr. Rogers. So, reasoning that clean-cut families draw less suspicion at the border, David recruits a fake wife and kids to help move his boss' product back from Mexico. Only this supposedly "all-American" family consists of a stripper, a runaway and a dorky teen.

In other words, the Millers aren't exactly a Norman Rockwell painting. So who are they then?
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Rare Peter Cushing Thriller 'Corruption' Makes its Uncut DVD/Blu-ray Debut

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Rare Peter Cushing Thriller 'Corruption' Makes its Uncut DVD/Blu-ray Debut
  We were excited to announce recently that the beloved cult film distribution company Grindhouse Releasing is making a comeback this year after a lengthy hiatus, and among their slate of new and upcoming releases is the rare and controversial 1968 thriller Corruption, starring horror icon Peter Cushing in a shocking role as a pervy, homicidal doctor.      Honoring Cushing's 100th birthday this year, Grindhouse has unveiled the complete details on the Corruption Blu-ray/DVD combo, scheduled for release on October 8th. The new HD presentation was mastered from original vault elements and restores graphic scenes that were cut from the Us release. Disc features include the following: Interviews with stars Wendy Varnals, Billy Murray, Jan Waters and Peter Cushing Audio commentary by acclaimed UK horror journalist Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing biographer David Miller Isolated music and effects track Liner notes by Allan Bryce, editor of the celebrated British horror magazine The Dark Side Extensive still galleries,
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Why Marvel, Pixar and ‘Star Wars’ Will Ease Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger’ Pain

Why Marvel, Pixar and ‘Star Wars’ Will Ease Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger’ Pain
Given the disappointing performance of “The Lone Ranger,” Disney will be forced to write off the Jerry Bruckheimer Western as a loss. Some analysts are saying the writedown could be as high as $190 million, but just how much has yet to be determined.

But Disney isn’t shaking in its cowboy boots. Neither is Wall Street: Analysts and shareholders rallied around the Mouse House on Monday.

The stock was up over 84 cents or 1.3% during mid-day trading to $64.66, as Disney observers pointed to the success of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” (which earned $1.2 billion worldwide) and Pixar’s “Monsters University” (at around $401 million so far), as big hits for the studio that will help offset the bruises left at the box office by “Lone Ranger.” Disney ends is fiscal year in September.

And then there’s “Star Wars.”

Credit Suisse’s Michael Senno expects Disney to generate around $733 million in profits from the seventh “Star Wars,
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‘Catching Fire’ Boosts Lionsgate Stock To Records

Wall Street’s bullishness over prospects for Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has helped boost Lionsgate stock to a record high.

One analyst predicted that the worldwide box office for the second “Hunger Games” film will hit $900 million.

The issue gained 2.5% on Tuesday, rising 74 cents to $29.93, then rose another 36cents to $30.29 in trading Wednesday after reaching $30.88 earlier in the session. The previous high close came on June 3, when Lionsgate signed CEO Jon Feltheimer to a five-year extension.

See Also: Lionsgate Extends CEO Jon Feltheimer’s Deal to 2018

Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it recommended the stock as its favorite mid-cap name in 2013 and singled out “Catching Fire,” due out Nov. 22.

“While the second ‘Hunger Games’ film is an obvious catalyst, we see a number of other interesting initiatives across the company that will drive value,” analyst James Marsh wrote. “The film release slate is looking deeper (‘Red 2,
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‘Catching Fire’ Boosts Lionsgate Stock To Records

Wall Street’s bullishness over prospects for Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has helped boost Lionsgate stock to a record high.

One analyst predicted that the worldwide box office for the second “Hunger Games” film will hit $900 million.

The issue gained 2.5% on Tuesday, rising 74 cents to $29.93, then rose another 36cents to $30.29 in trading Wednesday after reaching $30.88 earlier in the session. The previous high close came on June 3, when Lionsgate signed CEO Jon Feltheimer to a five-year extension.

See Also: Lionsgate Extends CEO Jon Feltheimer’s Deal to 2018

Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it recommended the stock as its favorite mid-cap name in 2013 and singled out “Catching Fire,” due out Nov. 22.

“While the second ‘Hunger Games’ film is an obvious catalyst, we see a number of other interesting initiatives across the company that will drive value,” analyst James Marsh wrote. “The film release slate is looking deeper (‘Red 2,
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We’Re The Millers Character Poster: Jason Sudeikis Is David

Just a quick We’re the Millers update! After Casey and Kenny, we have another character poster for the whole thing, this time with Jason Sudeikis as David Miller! In case you forgot, he’s a small-time pot dealer in Rawson Marshall Thurber‘s upcoming comedy, and his clientele includes chefs & soccer moms. Go ahead, meet David: a drug dealer, turned dad! So, what could go wrong? Apparently everything, ’cause this small-time pot dealer has a perfect plan – he hires a phony family as camouflage to bring two metric tons of weed from Mexico to Colorado. With a little help from his fake wife, played by...
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Jason Sudeikis Is A Drug Dealing Dad On We're The Millers Poster

Meet David Miller, a seemingly mild-mannered married man and father of two who is planning a family road trip to Mexico. But let's get real for a moment. There is no David Miller. This poster.courtesy of Facebook.actually features David Burke, a grungy, low-level pot-dealer who has been tasked with picking up a massive shipment of drugs from Mexico by a sociopath who owns a shark-chomping killer whale that swims around the aquarium walls of his office. So, what does screw-up Burke decide is the best way to get this massive haul of marijuana through customs? By pulling together a fake family of misfits to masquerade the drug run as a family vacation. That is the wild plotline of the upcoming New Line comedy We're the Millers. Jason Sudeikis, who has played cads in Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, stars as the duplicitous David.
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We're the Millers Jason Sudeikis Character Poster

We're the Millers Jason Sudeikis Character Poster
Get ready for the road trip of a lifetime with We're the Millers, which finds a bumbling suburban weed peddler forced to concoct a family out of thin air in order to transport an Rv full of marijuana across the American-Mexican border. In the third character poster for this late summer comedy, we meet David Miller (Jason Sudeikis), drug dealer turned dad. You can also check out his fake children, Kenny the virgin (Will Poulter) and Casey the runaway (Emma Roberts). Stay tuned for tomorrow's Jennifer Aniston poster, which completes the set of four.

We're the Millers comes to theaters August 9th, 2013 and stars Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Molly C. Quinn, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Lennon. The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
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Lionsgate Stock Soars With ‘Divergent’ Touted

Lionsgate stock jumped to an all-time high on strong earnings with the studio touting its ability to create young adult franchises such as “Divergent,” as well as the “Red” and “Expendables” franchises.

Shares soared 2.74%, gaining 77 cents to $28.80 in trading Friday with shares touching $30.57 at one point before a late sell-off hit most issues. After the market closed Thursday, Lionsgate had reported earnings well above Wall Street forecasts, coming in at $163 million, or $1.10 per share, for its fourth quarter ended March 31.

During a Friday morning conference call with analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer pointed to the Lionsgate-Summit track record in young-adult franchises with “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.”

“We’ve talked about these priorities before and many of our competitors are discussing similar themes,” he said. “However, they bear repeating because in each of these areas, we are pursuing strategies unique to Lionsgate that utilize our specific skill sets and differentiate us from our competitors.
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Lionsgate Stock Soars With ‘Divergent’ Touted

Lionsgate stock jumped to an all-time high on strong earnings with the studio touting its ability to create young adult franchises such as “Divergent,” as well as the “Red” and “Expendables” franchises.

Shares soared 2.74%, gaining 77 cents to $28.80 in trading Friday with shares touching $30.57 at one point before a late sell-off hit most issues. After the market closed Thursday, Lionsgate had reported earnings well above Wall Street forecasts, coming in at $163 million, or $1.10 per share, for its fourth quarter ended March 31.

During a Friday morning conference call with analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer pointed to the Lionsgate-Summit track record in young-adult franchises with “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.”

“We’ve talked about these priorities before and many of our competitors are discussing similar themes,” he said. “However, they bear repeating because in each of these areas, we are pursuing strategies unique to Lionsgate that utilize our specific skill sets and differentiate us from our competitors.
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Peter Cushing: A centenary celebration

For the fans of this wonderful man, which I proudly count myself as one; 26 May 2013 marks the centenary of horror legend Peter Cushing. One of the most versatile actors to grace the big screen, Cushing never gave a single bad performance throughout his 50-year career. A dedicated perfectionist, who believed in giving nothing less than his best effort, Cushing’s 100% commitment always lifted a bad film. The movie may fail him but he would never fail his public.

Cushing began his acting career in repertory theatre and with his legendary one-way ticket to Hollywood, made his film debut in 1939. After a couple of productive years in the States, he worked his way back to England following the outbreak of World War 2. Marrying actress Helen Beck, he worked on stage but struggled to find good roles until he became a member of the RSC under Laurence Oliver. As British TV’s first big star,
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Good, Bad and Grisly: Celebrating 100 Years of Peter Cushing

May 26th marked what would have been the 100th birthday of Peter Cushing, a thespian whose efforts on stage as well as screens both big and small left such a mark on viewers that it often seems as though he’s always been a part of popular culture. This is not entirely inappropriate, as popular culture was virtually always a part of Cushing himself, from the comic strips he was creating at five years of age to the Tom Mix movies which thrilled him as a youngster to the plays in which he appeared at Purley County Secondary School in Sussex, England. These moments in Cushing’s life are but a scant few of the fascinating facts to be found within a new biography of the actor—Peter Cushing: A Life in Film, by David Miller—but aside from his various credits over the course of his lengthy career, what
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Shia Labeouf's Short - Directorial Success or Disturbing?

Shia Labeouf's Short - Directorial Success or Disturbing?
Shia Labeouf released his latest directorial effort in the form of a short film he created for the band Future Unlimited's song "Haunted Love." The band's singer, David Miller, is featured alongside Shia's real-life love, Mia Goth. Shia himself stars opposite Mia in their upcoming project, Nymphomaniac, which was directed by the provocative Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. Shia told The New York Times that Lars made casting the short "quiet easy" and that he "found a very special actress in Mia Goth. I pitched it to her on set. She agreed." Shia's latest task as director takes a gory and somewhat disturbing turn involving eerie scenes of blood and death. Watch Shia's new short and tell us what you think - do you applaud him for taking risks behind the camera, or is it just too bloody to watch? popsugar pollShia Labeouf's Short - Directorial Success or Disturbing? Directorial
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Shia Labeouf Directs Dark Short Film: Watch Here!

Delving into directing, Shia Labeouf created a creepy short film entitled "Haunted Love," set to the song by the same title by the band Future Unlimited.

In the short, the "Transformer" actor's girlfriend Mia Goth plays the lead female role, with Future Unlimited frontman David Miller as her male counterpart.

Scenes include Mia poisoning David as a baby cries on the floor, the child later burning in a fireplace, a bloody bathtub birth, and a brutal ax attack.

In an interview with the New York Times, the 26-year-old budding director explained that the work was inspired by the dancer Deena Thompsen and music video director Alma Har'el. He shared, "Working with them re-introduced me to dance as an emotive art form -- last dance I [played around] with was the Tootsie Roll. The experience both in being around them and keeping in touch creatively inspired me to start writing a treatment, which
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Baz Luhrmann: The Hollywood Interview

This article originally appeared in the February 2004 issue of Venice Magazine. It was the second time I've interviewed Baz, the first one being for the theatrical release of Moulin Rouge! back in 2001 (Still looking for that interview! It's on the ancient technology of floppy disc somewhere in my files.) This interview was for the Los Angeles run of "La Boheme" at the Los Angeles Opera.

It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since Luhrmann has had a theatrical film released as a director. But his Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, will be released later this year. Looking forward to it.

Closing the Red Curtain with “La Boheme”

Before moving on from the cinematic delights of his Red Curtain Trilogy, Baz Luhrmann revisits the Puccini masterwork which kicked off his career.

By Terry Keefe

I first spoke to filmmaker Baz Luhrmann in the spring of 2001, on the
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Exclusive Excerpt and Photos from Peter Cushing: A Life in Film

This week saw the release of a new book that details the life and career of horror legend, Peter Cushing. Titled, Peter Cushing: A Life in Film, we have an exclusive excerpt that talks about The Curse of Frankenstein, and multiple photos from the book:

Peter Cushing was an unforgettable presence in cult cinema of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and remains one of Britain’s best-loved film stars. Cushing made a huge impact in the groundbreaking television adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and went on to find international fame as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the most acclaimed films from the Hammer house of horror. During his lengthy career, Cushing also played Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Grand Moff Tarkin, the villain of the original Star Wars.

Author David Miller has written a definitive guide to the stage and screen career of a legendary star, drawing upon
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Style Network Announces 2013-2014 Development Slate

Style Network Announces 2013-2014 Development Slate
Style Network has announced its development slate for the coming year, including a project from Jack Osbourne. Slate focuses on the NBCU cabler’s “key pillars” in beauty, fashion, home design and entertaining.

“We are excited to expand our programming slate by developing edgy, fun, informative series that are accessible and aspirational,” said Sarah Weidman senior veep of original programming and development at Style. “By partnering with creative and talented producers, Style provides a unique, optimistic environment for our viewers who have an insatiable appetite for looking good and living stylishly.”

Shows in development include:

“Crazy Beautiful”

Produced by 20 West Productions with Scot Thor as Executive Producer.

“Crazy Beautiful” provides intimate access to some of the bizarre, over-the-top and, often times, painful beauty regimens and procedures women will endure to achieve their desired looks. From achieving a 20-inch waist with intense corseting, to growing foot-long fingernails, to desiring triple-l breast implants,
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Exclusive: Interview With Peter Cushing: A Life In Film Author David Miller

David Miller has contributed to such magazines as TV Zone, Starburst and Film Review, and until 2007 he was the editor of Shivers. He co-wrote the book They Came from Outer Space with Mark Gatiss, but his latest project is perhaps his most challenging yet. In Peter Cushing: A Life in Film, Miller has written a definitive guide to the stage and screen career of a legendary star, drawing upon conversations with Cushing’s friends and colleagues, archive material held by the BBC and Hammer Film Productions, and previously unpublished correspondence with Cushing himself. This in-depth research forms the basis for a revealing re-assessment of the career and achievements of this much admired and very private actor. Many thanks to David for talking to us. Firstly, can you tell us about how you approached condensing the amazing career of Peter Cushing into a single book? It was quite a job!
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Exclusive: Author David Miller Discusses Peter Cushing: A Life in Film

David Miller's new book Peter Cushing: A Life in Film is now available from most major retailers. Peter Cushing was brought to fame through his roles as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the acclaimed horror movies from Hammer Films Productions.

We recently chatted with the author of the new book to discuss Cushing's memorable presence in cult cinema.

Amanda Dyar: Your new book Peter Cushing: A Life in Film details the career of Peter Cushing. Can you tell us what motivated you to write this particular book?

David Miller: Growing up, Peter Cushing was one of those reassuring faces you’d see on television every so often. I wasn’t old enough to see the Hammer films in the cinema, so there was always something deliciously out-of-reach about them. Then when I started seeing the original Hammers on TV, I became aware of the sheer quality of them,
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