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New Line Got Brett Ratner Harassment Complaint in 2005 (Exclusive)

New Line Got Brett Ratner Harassment Complaint in 2005 (Exclusive)
New Line Cinema, a division of Time Warner, received a sexual harassment complaint about Brett Ratner more than a decade ago, according to two former employees.

Terri Goddard, a former assistant at New Line, said that Ratner was notorious around the office for ogling the assistants, invading their space, and making them uncomfortable. His behavior was sufficiently persistent and unwelcome that she and several other employees complained to the human resources department.

“It’s humiliating to be objectified when you’re trying to do your work,” she said. “People were just appalled.”

Goddard said that Ratner’s behavior stopped after she and the other assistants complained to New Line’s Hr department, and that it appeared the company had talked to him about the allegations. A second employee, who also complained to Hr, said that Ratner called her a few days later to confront her about why she had reported him.

Ratner’s attorney,
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X-men: The Last Stand Director Brett Ratner Thinks Rotten Tomatoes Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Hollywood

Director Brett Ratner thinks Rotten Tomatoes is the worst thing that has ever happened to Hollywood. That makes sense, as he directed X-Men The Last Stand, Rush Hour 2&3, Movie 43, Double Take, Money Talks, and a handful of other films that are on the lower end of the review aggregator's spectrum. While he does have some fresh films, his highest achievement, Red Dragon, sits at 69%. Now that you know that, take a look at what he says about the site to EW:

“I think it’s the destruction of our business. I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up film criticism was a real art. And there was intellect that went into that. And you would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore. Now it’s about a number. A compounded number of how many positives vs.
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Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner Builds Hollywood Production Powerhouse

When Brett Ratner and James Packer joined forces to create RatPac Entertainment in late 2012, Hollywood took notice.

Warner Bros. soon got onboard with the company, entering into a co-financing partnership, with RatPac that replaced Legendary as Warner’s key investor. RatPac operates as a production company and financing entity, and has a $450 million deal that covers 75 pictures with Warner Bros. over four years.

“Warner Brothers is the greatest partner anyone could ever have,” Ratner says. “It’s truly a family business there, and I know that sounds weird, because they’re a massive corporation, but you get that vibe with them, starting with Kevin Tsujihara. Warner’s has always been like that, and they still operate like that. It’s a very friendly, encouraging place to make movies. I’m hoping to direct my next picture there.”

And the feeling is mutual. “We’ve known and worked with Brett for years,
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Crowd-Pleasing Hits Pepper Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Resume

Crowd-Pleasing Hits Pepper Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Resume
Brett Ratner’s rise through the directorial ranks as a helmer of consistent studio hits was swift and immediate. A veteran of the music-video world, his feature debut, “Money Talks,” became a low-budget success in late summer 1997, and would cement his strong relationship with actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

Chris helped me get my job on ‘Money Talks,’ ” Ratner says. “When the original director left the project, Chris apparently said to the producers that he knew this ‘cool white boy named Brett Ratner’ and that’s how it happened. I knew I could work with Chris and that it would be a lot of fun. ‘Money Talks’ made sense because I had come out of music videos, and it fit with what I had learned. It happened very fast. I was 26 when I got ‘Money Talks,’ and I’d done over 100 music videos, but back then, you had to do commercials and
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The 'Wolverine III' Cast Adds An Actress

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With X-men: Apocalypse coming out in a mere three weeks, Fox has already set its sights on one of its next mutant smackdowns. While there's been plenty of chatter lately about films like Deadpool 2 and X-men: The New Mutants, Fox has quietly been ramping up production on The Wolverine III. The film, directed by James Mangold, will be Hugh Jackman's swan song as the clawed superhero he first brought to the screen in 2000's X-men. It was recently revealed that Stephen Merchant and Eriq La Salle had joined the cast, and now comes word of someone else getting in on the action.

Variety is reporting that Elise Neal, a veteran of TV and film, has joined the cast of The Wolverine III.

Neal's previous credits include Hustle & Flow, Scream 2, The Hughleys, and X-men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner's Money Talks

As of now, nothing is really known about the film's plot,
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Chris Tucker Talks About Recent Visit To China To See Rush Hour Co-Star Jackie Chan

I’m a huge Chris Tucker fan. Always have been.

From his scene-stealing performance in The Fifth Element, to Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam and 1995’s Friday opposite Ice Cube, starring in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, through to his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker is forever a pleasure to watch and is still one of the funniest comedians.

I was thrilled to read that the actor would be headlining his first full length stand-up comedy special titled “Chris Tucker Live” which had its premiere on Friday, July 10 on Netflix. It is one of the funniest stand-up shows to come along in years.

In the hilarious show, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops. From his pitch perfect impersonations of Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton, his take on first dates and marriage, visiting Oprah Winfrey’s house, to his singular on-stage physicality,
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Chris Tucker Live Trailer and Poster Tease Netflix Stand-Up Special

Netflix has released the first poster and trailer for Chris Tucker's impending stand-up special, Chris Tucker Live, the first live stand-up special to feature the Rush Hour alumn. Following a scene-stealing supporting role in David O. Russell's largely disposable Silver Lining Playbook, Tucker has been slowly been creeping back into the spotlight, following a long absence from film and television starting in the mid-late aughts. Before that, he was best known, of course, as the animated partner of Jackie Chan's hard-nosed cop in the Rush Hour trilogy, as well as excellent supporting turns in Quentin Tarantino's sublime Jackie Brown, the classic comedy Friday, and the less-than-sufferable Money Talks, in which he co-starred with noted inebriant fanatic Charlie Sheen. [caption id="attachment_184880" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via New Line/caption] From the little evidence gleaned by the fleet trailer, Tucker's stand-up swings wildly from the personal to the professional, and the clash between the two.
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'Chris Tucker Live' Is Coming to Netflix in July

'Chris Tucker Live' Is Coming to Netflix in July
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker will headline his first full length stand-up comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, premiering exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 10. Tucker's stand-up comedy performance will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available. In the special, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops, from his pitch perfect impersonations to his singular on-stage physicality, as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time. The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer:&#8232

"Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time. We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe."

Said Chris Tucker:&#8232

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Film Review: ‘Hercules’

Film Review: ‘Hercules’
On paper, Brett Ratner sounds like such an improbable choice to direct a large-scale ancient Greek epic that, going into his “Hercules,” one could only hope for a less aggressively preposterous affair than Renny Harlin’s bargain-basement “The Legend of Hercules” from earlier this year. The happy surprise is that Ratner’s “Hercules” is more than a mere improvement on its predecessor. It’s a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before: it cuts the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get while still being played by Dwayne Johnson). The result is a far classier pic than Paramount’s frenetic trailer — and decision to hide the film from reviewers until the eleventh hour — foretold, albeit one that will struggle to find its sea legs at a crowded and underperforming summer box office.
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We Could Not Be More Excited About Chris Tucker’s Silver Linings Playbook Comeback

Chris Tucker is back, y’all! We hope to God! It’s hard to believe the actor and comedian hasn’t been in a movie since 2007 (Rush Hour 3) or that he has been in only three movies since 1997 (just the Rush Hour series!), but unless IMDb is run by a pack of liars, we’re forced to accept it as truth. Luckily, Tucker is finally making his big screen comeback in this week’s Silver Linings Playbook. In case you weren’t sure how to feel yet, you should be very. Very. Very. Excited.

In case you’d forgotten (or, you know, never knew), Chris Tucker first blew up doing stand-up on Def Comedy Jam in the early ’90s. Landing a few minor film roles lead to his classic turn as Smokey in Friday in 1995. He latter appeared in Panther and Dead Presidents before landing what is probably his defining role,
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DVD Playhouse: September 2012

By Allen Gardner

Quadrophenia (Criterion) Franc Roddam’s 1979 film based on The Who’s classic rock opera tells the story of working class lad Jimmy (Phil Daniels) struggling to find his identity in a rapidly changing Britain, circa 1965. Jimmy is a “mod,” a youth movement dedicated to wearing snappy suits, driving Vespa motor scooters bedecked with side mirrors, popping amphetamines and obsessed with the new sound of bands like The Who and The Kinks. Their other pastime is engaging in bloody brawls with “rockers,” throwbacks to the 1950s, who listen to Elvis and Gene Vincent, wear leather biker gear, grease in their hair and drive massive motorcycles a la Marlon Brando in “The Wild One.” Often cited as a worthy successor to “Rebel Without a Cause” as the greatest angry youth picture ever made, it is that and more, including a first cousin to the “kitchen sink” dramas of scribes John Osborne,
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Achievements List for Resident Evil 6

The release of Resident Evil 6 is still a couple of months away, but we have the entire list of achievements that you can unlock in the game.

“Experience bioterrorism on a global scale and get a taste for the scope of this latest and most expansive title in the Resident Evil series to date as the action moves from North America to Europe and China. This demo features three different missions and distinct gameplay experiences as each mission is taken from one of the full game’s three separate campaigns which features a different protagonist as the lead.

Play as Leon S. Kennedy alongside Helena Harper and explore the dark confines of the Ivy University campus and the zombies that fill its hallways. Select Chris Redfield’s mission and head to China for an intense encounter against the deadly J’avo with Bsaa colleague Piers Nivans on the rooftops of Lanshiang.
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Resident Evil 6 Achievements Leaked

Anyone who is a chevo junkie like I am, you might be interested to see the Resident Evil 6 Xbox Achievement list that has just been leaked. There are 50 achievements in total with most unlocking as you play through the game’s various campaigns. You also have four difficulty levels – Amateur, Normal, Veteran and Professional and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that those are stacked because there is nothing more annoying than having to replay a game through all the difficulty levels, just for the achievements.

It looks like you will also have to keep an eye open for collectables, as there’s an achievement for collecting all the ”serpent emblems.” There is also one called ”They’re Action Figures!” which you get when you collect ”3 figures” whatever they are.

For owners of Sony’s console, I’m sure the list for PlayStation Trophies will be identical to this. So,
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Chris Tucker Returns In Trailer For Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell’s latest film Silver Linings Playbook has a brand new trailer. In his follow-up to The Fighter (2010), O. Russell directs Bradley Cooper as a man released from a mental institution who tries to reconnect with his parents and past.

The main focus is Cooper’s brash and unrestrained comments, especially towards the equally emotionally damaged Jennifer Lawrence. These quips are funny in an embarrassing kind of way, but also leads to some great chemistry between the pair. Robert De Niro once again joins Cooper after last year’s Limitless, this time playing his father. The biggest stand out for me was the arrival of Chris Tucker in his first non-Rush Hour role since Money Talks (1997). The trailer, with its uplifting music and quirky humour, seems to be forcing its way into the off-beat inspirational indie sub-genre, but it made me laugh enough to give it a chance.
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Chris Tucker Not Interested In Another 'Friday'

Chris Tucker Not Interested In Another 'Friday'
Near the end of last year, Deadline reported that Ice Cube was moving forward with plans for a fourth "Friday" film. The rapper-turned-actor even tweeted out that a new film was in the works with New Line Cinema.

Ice Cube said that his intention was to bring back the original cast from the first film for the fourth, presumably including Chris Tucker, who had not appeared in the series since the initial film.

While down in Miami during NBA All-Star Weekend, MTV News caught up with Tucker and asked about the possibility of another "Friday" movie for the actor.

"I'll never say 'never,' but I doubt it because it's something that I did so long ago, and I moved on," Tucker said.

Tucker has been curiously absent from films in recent years, with his last role featured in 2007's "Rush Hour 3." Later this year, he's return to acting with
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Top 5 Brett Ranter Movies That Indicated He Was Terrible Choice to Produce the Academy Awards From the Start

Brett Ranter isn’t name you would normally associate with good movies and his overall demeanor is the epitome of douchebagery. His “rehearsals are for fags” remark, and opening up about his sex life on The Howard Stern show, only proves that Ranter has the brain of a five-year old. As a result the director has stepped down as producer of the upcoming Academy Awards. But didn’t the Aamps know what they were getting into with Ranter? His previous works should have been a huge signal to them that the director shouldn’t be the first choice for anything except people who should not be considered to produce the Oscars.

My claims are not baseless; in fact Ranter film’s speak for themselves. They are the lowest form of any cinematic experience and possess zero entertainment value. Some how the AMPAS brought the director to produce the Academy Awards,
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5 Questions With ... 'Tower Heist' Director Brett Ratner

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Brett Ratner knows his high-octane movies -- the one-time music video director cut his big screen teeth on Charlie Sheen's action-comedy "Money Talks" and all three "Rush Hour" movies. We know what happens when Ratner's sensibilities meet Chris Tucker (see: every movie we've mentioned thus far) and mutant superpowers ("X-Men: The Last Stand") -- but what happens when his taste for action meets the global financial crisis?

"Tower Heist."

In advance of his new release, we talked to the director about working with his childhood idol, the Occupy Wall Street protesters and -- obviously -- the devastating legacy of Milli Vanilli.

"Tower Heist" is pure vintage Eddie Murphy. Very "48 Hours"-ish, very "Trading Places." That must have been a boyhood dream of yours.

Oh my God, are you kidding? You have no idea. It was beyond a dream. Growing up with an actor and watching his movies... Eddie invented the genre.
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Brett Ratner: 'If it wasn't for Eddie Murphy, Rush Hour wouldn't exist'

The Tower Heist director has earned box office billions and the respect of his peers - but why do fanboys still hate him?

A few years ago Brett Ratner appeared on Entourage, playing a brash, belligerent and presumably heightened version of himself in a decadent scene filmed in his own Beverly Hills home. Load the clip on YouTube and there's a maelstrom of vitriol in the comments below. Suffice to say, the top-rated comment ends with "Hope he gets diarrhea".

Ratner gets a lot of this. With 14 years of feature films under his belt, including the Rush Hour franchise, the Red Dragon remake and the third X-Men movie, he's made $1.7bn for Hollywood, which irks his detractors, particularly X-Men fans disappointed by his end to the original trilogy. Ratner, though, is very comfortable with his success and very proud of his films, and it seems – certainly from the time I
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Charlie Sheen's Anger Management Lands at FX

Charlie Sheen's Anger Management Lands at FX
Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen will return to television in summer 2012 on FX in Anger Management, a new sitcom loosely based on Revolution Studios' 2003 hit comedy feature of the same name, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks.

FX has ordered 10 episodes of Anger Management from Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, led by Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. Production on the sitcom will begin in early 2012 with comedy veteran writer-producer Bruce Helford (George Lopez, The Drew Carey Show) as executive producer and showrunner. It will be produced by Lionsgate Television, led by Television Group President Kevin L. Beggs and COO Sandra Stern; Joe Roth and Revolution Studios' Vince Totino; Sheen manager Mark Burg's production company, Evolution Management; and Ramon Estevez and Estevez Sheen Productions.

In success, FX will pick up an additional 90 episodes under a unique syndication model crafted by Debmar-Mercury for multiple
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'Toy Story' Screenwriting Team Tapped for 'Farmville' Movie

The names Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow may not be immediately familiar, but you've no doubt seen some of their movies. The screenwriting duo has credits on Toy Story, Money Talks, Cheaper By the Dozen, Evan Almighty, Daddy Day Camp, and both Garfield flicks. Regardless of this resume, the pair keeps getting new gigs, and they've found a rather lucrative new niche: they're about to be the guy(s) adapting one of Facebook's most outrageously popular games... IGN has new information that indicates Cohen and Sokolow may be getting ready to pen a Farmville movie. Let that sink in. (Slashfilm reminds us that there is also an Angry Birds movie on the horizon as well.) For the three people who might not know, Farmville is a Facebook game that asks you to run a farm...

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