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Bhumika Chawla to work with Samantha in 'U Turn' remake

TollywoodThe Kannada original is a horror thriller.Digital NativeDigital NativeBhumika Chawla, who made her acting debut with the Telugu flick Yuvakudu in 2000 has starred in several films as the heroine, winning accolades and awards. She later started doing character roles. Late last year, movie buffs got to see her in the Nani starrer McA, which did well at the box office. She will soon be appearing on the silver screens with the Naga Chaitanya starrer Savyasachi, which is getting ready for release on June 10th this year. Besides this, she has inked a deal to star in the U Turn remake, which will have Samantha Akkineni playing the lead role. The Kannada film U Turn was directed by Pawan Kumar and he is wielding the megaphone for the remake as well. The shooting of this film commenced a couple of months ago and is progressing at a breakneck speed. On this film, Samantha not only shared the video of the first day on the sets but also tweeted, “All the inspiration I need to be better. Thank you. U-Turn begins.” U Turn, a horror thriller, was directed by Pawan Kumar and he had also produced the venture under his banner Pawan Kumar Studios. The original version had Shraddha Srinath, Radhika Chetan, Dileep Raj and Roger Narayan in the star cast. Malayalam actor Narain, who has predominantly worked in Tamil industry, has been roped in for a crucial role in the film. However, details regarding his role have been kept under wraps. The film is all about motorists flouting the traffic rules on a flyover in Bengaluru and getting killed under mysterious circumstances and what ensues further. According to reports, Samantha agreed to hop onboard this remake soon after she got to see the film in a special screening arranged for her in Bengaluru last year. U Turn, the remake, will feature Narain, Aadi Pinisetty, and Rahul Ravindran in pivotal roles. Reports say that Aadi may be seen playing a police officer while Rahul will be seen opposite Samantha. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Jason Blum, John Ridley Partner on Film Adaptation of ‘The American Way’ Comics

Jason Blum, John Ridley Partner on Film Adaptation of ‘The American Way’ Comics
John Ridley and Jason Blum are partnering on a movie adaptation of Ridley’s recent comic book series “The American Way: Those Above and Those Below.”

Ridley is also attached to direct the project, based on his six-issue monthly miniseries published in 2017 by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo label. Ridley wrote the story with illustrator George Jeanty in what was a sequel to their 2007 graphic novel “The American Way,” in which a team of 1960s superheroes were created and called the Civil Defense Corps. The story focuses on Jason Fisher’s the New American, a black man given super strength but a limited pain threshold while the rest of the corps is torn apart by racism and murder.

Ridley won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.” His other film credits include “Ben-Hur,” “Undercover Brother,” “U Turn,” “Three Kings,” “Red Tails,” and the Jimi Hendrix biopic
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Samantha starts this biggie in Chennai!

We had earlier reported that Samantha will be starring in the remake of the critically acclaimed Kannada film, U Turn. The film is directed by Pawan Kumar, who also helmed the original. Rahul Ravindran will be seen playing the role of Samantha's boyfriend in the film.

The latest update is that the shooting for this crime thriller has begun in the outskirts of Chennai. As in the original, a flyover will be the center of attraction in this film too, and they will be filming on the outskirts of Hyderabad as well.

Samantha plays a journalist in this remake. The...

Triple treat: Actor Samantha has three back-to-back films lined up for release

TollywoodThe actor will soon join the sets of 'U Turn' remake.Digital NativeDigital NativeSamantha Akkineni’s fans are in for a big treat with three of her films slotted for back-to-back releases. Reports coming in from the tinsel town are that Irumbu Thirai, a Tamil film in which she is paired opposite Vishal, is scheduled for release on March 29 and on the same day, the multi-lingual – Mahanati/Nadigayar Thilagam will also be out. The next day, her fans will get to see her in Rangasthalam in which she will be sharing the screen space with the Tollywood star Ram Charan. Irumbu Thirai features Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the lead heroine, marking her first-time association with Vishal and Action King Arjun is playing the antagonist in the film. Directed by Ps Mithran, the film is produced by Vishal under his banner Vishal Film Factory. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed music for this venture with George cranking the camera and Ruben editing it. Mahanati/Nadigayar Thilagam is a biopic on the legendary actor Savitri. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film has Samantha playing a journo and the film is told from her perspective. Bankrolled under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies it has Mickey J Meyer composing music with cinematographer Dani Sanchez-Lopez cranking the camera. In Rangasthalam, she is paired opposite Ram Charan Teja for the first time in her career. The film is directed by Sukumar and produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar and Mohan Cherukuri under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. Devi Sri Prasad has composed music for this flick with R Rathnavelu wielding the camera and Navin Nooli editing. With three of her films gearing up for release, Samantha is ready to join the sets of the U Turn remake. This Kannada movie will be made in Tamil and Telugu and Pawan Kumar, who had directed the original, will be wielding the megaphone for it.
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Great news: Samantha makes it official finally!!!!

As reported earlier Kannada filmmaker Pawan Kumar known for directing critically acclaimed films like U Turn and Lucia will be foraying into Tamil and Telugu film industries with the remake of U Turn. We had also informed our readers about the possibility of Samantha acting in this remake.

Now the Mersal actress has officially confirmed the news via Twitter, "2018 ❤️Everything I want !! Shoot begins in Feb for @pawanfilms #Uturn #Tamil and #Telugu , produced by Srinivasaa silver screen

Shraddha Srinath to play Udhayanidhi’s heroine

EntertainmentTo be directed by Ps Mitran, the film is touted to be a thriller. Digital Native Shraddha Srinath.jpgDigital NativeShraddha Srinath will be playing Udhayanidhi Stalin’s lead girl in his upcoming film. To be directed by Ps Mitran, the film is touted to be a thriller. On bagging the role, Shraddha is reported to have told that the script impressed her so much that she agreed to hop onboard. While this project is yet to take off, director Ps Mitran is giving the finishing touches to the Vishal – Samantha starrer with which he will be making his directorial debut. Though Shraddha made her debut with the Malayalam film Kohinoor, it was for her first Kannada movie U Turn that she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada and Siima Award for Best Actress – Kannada. She caught the attention of director Mani Ratnam and bagged a role in Kaatru Veliyidai in which she shared the screen space with Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari. On doing films of her choice, Shraddha has said in an interview to the Bengaluru Times that she is more interested in roles that give her scope to perform rather than appearing as mere arm candy to the heroes. Her roles in the Kannada movie Operation Alamelamma and in the Tamil films Vikram Vedha and Richie make the actor’s choices clear. She is currently busy with a couple of Kannada movies including Shadibhagya and Godhra and will then move over to the Udhayanidhi Stalin starrer. Meanwhile, Udhayanidhi will be working in the Maheshinte Prathikaaram remake, titled as Nimir. The film is being directed by Priyadarshan and stars Namitha Pramod and Parvathi Nair as the female leads. Ace director J Mahendran has been roped to play a pivotal role in the film. Nimir is being produced by Santosh T Kurivilla under his banner Moonshot Entertainment. A major portion of the film will be shot in Tenkasi with a short schedule planned in Dubai. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Two Big Brother 19 Houseguests Selected To Compete On CBS’ ‘Amazing Race’ Reality Show

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According to a recent article from the folks over at the The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has revealed at least two of the new castmembers they want to compete in their upcoming "The Amazing Race" season 30. They decided to dip into none other than their Big Brother season 19 cast pool to get them! And well, it looks like they just can't get enough of the controversial Big Brother season 19 couple Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson. They have indeed been selected to participate in the 30th season of the show!" This latest casting comes off the heels of Jessica being selected to appear in a few episodes of CBS' hit soap opera show "The Bold And The Beautiful." Jessica recently revealed after the Big Brother finale show that she's currently scheduled to appear in two of "The Bold And The Beautiful" episodes, and is scheduled to possibly come back! So, that's pretty wild.
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Exclusive: Director Chris Smith on road movie Detour

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Author: Hannah Woodhead

You might not know the name Chris Smith, but you’ll probably have seen at least one of his films. In 2004 he made the tube (even more?) terrifying with horror movie Creep, and a decade later he took on Father Christmas in the underrated Get Santa. With a varied filmography spanning horror, comedy, and historical action under his belt, Chris has gone stateside for his latest film – a neo-noir road trip movie starring Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen and Bel Powley. We caught up with him for a quick chat about writing and directing Detour, and what he’s moving onto next.

Were there any films in particular that inspired the stylistic feel of Detour, and how much of the film did you visualise when working on the script?

That’s a very good question. In terms of the visual style, everything starts for me from the narrative style,
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Powers Boothe, Star of Tombstone, Deadwood Dies at 68

Powers Boothe, Star of Tombstone, Deadwood Dies at 68
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again after another beloved performer was lost this weekend. Powers Boothe, an Emmy-winning character actor with several diverse roles to his credit, passed away at the age of 68 on Sunday. The actor's death was first announced online in a tweet from actor Beau Bridges, and was later confirmed by his rep, Karen Samfilippo. The rep confirmed that he died in his sleep from apparent natural causes.

The Entertainment Weekly report doesn't reveal if there will be an autopsy performed or not. The actor was born June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, USA, the son of a sharecropper who spent his youth chopping cotton and became the first member of his family to attend a university, receiving a fellowship to Southern Methodist University to study acting, where he received a degree in Fine Arts. After performing in Oregon, Connecticut and Philadelphia, the actor arrived in New
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Powers Boothe, ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Tombstone’ Star and Lauded Character Actor, Dies at 68

Powers Boothe, ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Tombstone’ Star and Lauded Character Actor, Dies at 68
Powers Boothe has died. The actor, known for his roles in television series such as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Deadwood” and in films like “Tombstone” and “Sin City,” passed away Sunday morning in his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.

His publicist confirmed the sad news to TVLine, adding that the actor died in his sleep of natural causes. A private service will be held in Boothe’s home state of Texas, and a memorial celebration is also being considered, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news of his passing was first shared on Twitter by his friend actor Beau Bridges.

It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.

Beau Bridges (@MrBeauBridges) May 14, 2017

Boothe started his acting career in the theater, starring in various Shakespearean productions including “Henry IV.” He made his Broadway debut in the
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R.I.P. Powers Boothe; Celebrated character actor dies at the age of 68

It is with regret that we must report the passing of celebrated character actor Powers Boothe, who has died at the age of 68. Boothe died in his sleep on Sunday morning from natural causes, so reports Variety.

Boothe enjoyed a four decade career that saw him mould into a variety of roles on the big and small screen. The actor was most recently known for the character Senator Roarke in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City (2005) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). He also appeared in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers as Gideon Malick, a role he would reprise in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for 11 episodes last year. He’s also voiced Gorilla Grodd in the animated Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

Boothe also appeared as Vice President Noah Daniels in the hit TV series 24, as well as in Oliver Stone’s U Turn and the Jean Claude Van Damme
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Jennifer Lopez Wears Stunning Gown to Billboard Latin Music Awards

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2017-04-28T05:01:42-07:00Jennifer Lopez Wears Stunning Gown to Billboard Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is en fuego! *Insert multiple flame emojis here*

The multi-hyphenated talent abs-olutely shut down the red carpet at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on Thursday in a jaw-dropping gown. Lopez, 47, looked incredible in a sparkly black ensemble from Julien Macdonald’s Fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection.

If the plunging neckline and high leg slit weren’t statement-making enough, all the cutaway details in her long sleeve look made it appear like she was wearing the most haute couture netting.

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Jennifer Lopez has appeared in Gigli, U Turn and The Wedding Planner.
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John Ridley to Write, Direct Time-Travel Film ‘Needle in a Timestack’

John Ridley to Write, Direct Time-Travel Film ‘Needle in a Timestack’
Miramax has tapped John Ridley to write and direct the time-travel film “A Needle in a Timestack.”

Based on a short story by Robert Silverberg, “Needle in a Timestack” centers on a devoted husband who will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it’s destroyed by a time-traveling rival.


How John Ridley Juggles Three Prestigious Shows — Without Sacrificing Quality

Vince Gerardis (“Game of Thrones”) and Matt Kennedy will executive produce. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax.

Ridley’s current projects include “Guerilla,” debuting on Showtime this Sunday; the ABC News documentary “Let It Fall” about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, also in theaters later this month; and the third season of ABC’s “American Crime,” on which he serves as showrunner and creator.

Ridley won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.” His other film credits include “Ben Hur,
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Val Kilmer: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

Kirsten Howard Sep 13, 2016

We examine the recent Val Kilmer movies, that happened to have bypasses cinemas...

Once upon a time, Val Kilmer’s individual look - defined by a little Swedish blood from his mother’s side - had hearts pumping. Those looks, along with his arrogant, edgy attitude and acting style, helped him clinch plenty of complimentary roles during the 80s and early-90s. Films like Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow and my personal favourite Real Genius were pushing him toward a stellar career back then, and his star was steadily rising.

See also: a closer look at what may be Val Kilmer's weirdest film

But Kilmer came down from a serious high of Heat and Tombstone in the mid-90s when he signed on to the notorious clusterfuck that was The Island Of Dr. Moreau, and only recently has the part he played in its disastrous production come to light.
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Leasing Las Vegas

Team Experience is at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here's Jason on Detour.

You know what will make me feel like it's the late 1990s again real quick? (If you answered "There's a Clinton in the White House" you're a little ahead of yourself, but just by a few months.) What will make me feel like it's the late 1990s again real quick is watching a movie about verbose criminals getting themselves into hyper-violent timeline-warping shenanigans - Things To Do In Denver When You're 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag; that ol' Pulp Fiction addiction. 

Do you guys remember that time Oliver Stone tried to out-Tarantino Tarantino (even though Tarantino was always really trying to out-Stone Stone) and made U Turn? That's the Tarantino-ish that Detour reminded me the most of. And U Turn's not a bad thing to be reminded of! U Turn is nuts, in a never not entertaining way!
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Trailer: Pawan Kumar Follows Up Lucia By Making A U Turn

Indian filmmaker Pawan Kumar made a name for himself back in 2013 when he made the nation's first crowdfunded feature. That film, the Kannada language Lucia, was a trippy thriller about an insomniac who turns to a mysterious street drug to combat his condition with unpredictable results. It made the rounds at international festivals, along with spawning a remake in Tamil and a deal for a remake in Hindi, before Kumar got back on the hunt to make his next feature.After a false start with a film he'd written titled C10H14N2, Kumar has now completed U Turn, another thriller, this one centered around a female protagonist played by Shraddha Srinath. While the plot synopsis doesn't give any details apart from the label of "mystery thriller",...

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‘American Sniper’ Reviews: Academy Praises Bradley Cooper, But Do Critics Think He Hit the Mark?

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‘American Sniper’ Reviews: Academy Praises Bradley Cooper, But Do Critics Think He Hit the Mark?
Clint Eastwood’s Navy Seal biopic, which earned six Oscars nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor, was mostly on target with critics

American Sniper” earned six Academy Awards nominations on Thursday morning, including for Best Picture and a Best Actor nod for Bradley Cooper, who beefed himself up to play real life Navy Seal Chris Kyle — the U.S. military’s all-time leader in confirmed kills — and turned in a commanding performance by most accounts.

The nominations committee submitted in their votes well before “American Sniper’s” wide release on Friday, but would the critics offer up as much praise?
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Forbes a curious realization. Nearly half of the 20+ sequels coming in 2015 are sequels to 2012 films from Magic Mike Xxl to Pitch Perfect 2 and beyond

Erik Lundegaard great movie quotes of the year 

Film Stage unused concept art for an Alien film from Neill Blomkamp (of District 9 fame)

Deadline talks to rising Dp star Bradford Young (Selma, A Most Violent Year) about lensing black films 

Variety Selma will be screened for free in its titular city

/Film Yes, Emily Blunt is aware that the internet would like her to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel film

La Times on Robert Elswit, another fine cinematographer with two films this year (Nightcrawler, Inherent Vice)

Boy Culture Mark Wahlberg pic (the headline for pic is A+)

The Feminist Spectator is justifiably miffed that Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game can't be bothered to pay more attention to women or pass
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You Can Get Your Loot Bag Ready in this First Trailer for The Blackout

Tagline: "Darkness descends." Lightning Entertainment will distribute the post-apocalyptic thriller The Blackout. This film, from director Louis Mandylor, involves a small town and a world-wide cataclysm. Raiders come to prey on the local townsfolk as resources dwindle to nothing. This title stars Abraham Benrubi (U Turn), Lymari Nadal (American Gangster) and Costas Mandylor. And, an extended trailer for the film is hosted here. From the synopsis, the story focuses on Martin (Jordan Marder) and his pregnant wife. They are looking for relaxation, in Martin's hometown. But, the lights go off and the locals panic. Then, survivors come looking for food, water, shelter and victims. Martin might lose everything he has, unless he fights back, against impossible odds. The extended trailer, courtesy of Lightning Entertainment, shows many of the film's main characters. The clip also gives away a few major plot points, including a central character's death. So, fans might want to skim through.
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Interview: John Ridley on Oscars and Jimi Hendrix pic 'All Is By My Side'

Interview: John Ridley on Oscars and Jimi Hendrix pic 'All Is By My Side'
In the same week -- really, the same 24 hours -- he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley flew to Austin to launch into work on the pilot for ABC's "American Crime." That meant, too, he could promote "Jimi: All Is Lost," to which he referred as his "child," his baby, a film fit for the South By Southwest film conference and is creeping toward theatrical release on May. "All Is By My Side" and "12 Years a Slave" both made their debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last year; but it's the former that he wrote, directed and executive produced. Touching on one year of rocker Jimi Hendrix's early career, Ridley also had to work-around the notoriously difficult Hendrix estate, which denied the film any usage of Hendrix's recorded work, and long timeline conversations with people producing the film. I thought that
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