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Chloë Grace Moretz Doesn't Want a Kick-ass 3 and isn't Interested in Playing Hit-Girl Again

Turns out, Chloë Grace Moretz wasn't a fan of Kick-Ass 2 and isn't interested in a Kick-Ass 3. She also doesn't seem to want to reprise her role of Hit-Girl. I actually liked the second Kick-Ass movie and I'd like to see the story continue with these two versions of the main characters, but that's not happening. While talking at the Provincetown Film Festival (via Indiewire), Moretz said:

"I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way. Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.

As much as I love the character of Hit-Girl, I think she lives and survives in Kick-Ass, and I kind of want to keep her there. I kinda wanna keep everyone’s mind in Kick-Ass. So I don’t think there will be a Kick-Ass 3, at
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Matthew Vaughn is Planning a Hit-girl Film, a Kick-ass Reboot, and More Kingsman Movies!

Writer and director Matthew Vaughn has got some more big plans for Mark Millar's comic book properties. While talking to Empire Magazine, we learn that he's setting up a new studio and that studio is going to be developing some exciting film projects.

The filmmaker is planning a reboot of the Kick-Ass franchise, a solo Hit-Girl film, and is also planning more Kingsman movies. "We’re going to reboot Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl," Vaughn says.

He didn't get into any specifics on what these films would entail, but he did say to "look what Mark Millar is doing with the comic for clues." When it comes to Kick-Ass, I imagine that it will be based on the comic reboot that focuses on Patience Lee, an African-American single mother who’s taken on the vigilante mantle. Millar has said in the past that he'd like to see Tessa Thompson play this character,
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Angela Lansbury movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Angela Lansbury movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’
In her 74 years in show business, Dame Angela Lansbury has become a legend in film, theater and television. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards and was bestowed with an honorary Oscar in 2013. In addition, she has won two Golden Globe Awards for her film work, as well as two additional nominations. She has also won five Tony Awards (from seven nominations) for her work in the theatre. It has been quite a career. She is one of the few performers equally known for all three entertainment genres, and for that effort she was recognized with a Kennedy Center Honors in 2000.

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: PBSMasterpiece’ categories for ‘Little Women,’ ‘The Child in Time’ and more

Yet the only major award to have eluded Dame Angela is the Emmy. Famously, she has been nominated 18 times for the golden statue and yet has never won the golden statue. All of her
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5 Of The Greatest Movies Starring Adam Sandler

Believe it or not, there was a time when Adam Sandler’s popularity was at a high. That may seem incredulous today, but somewhere from the mid 1990’s to the early 2000’s Sandler was a leading man in cinematic comedy. As the world and it’s desires changed in terms of what it found comical, the Brooklyn born actor was eventually faced with the sad reality of heading into straight-to-dvd territory.

We’re going to check out 5 of some of the best comedy flicks that Adam Sandler will, no doubt, be proud to have forever on his resume in his reign at the top that spanned over a decade.

50 First Dates (2004)

Sandler’s public acceptance would not long begin to dwindle after making this movie. That is sad because this is one of his more narratively creative ones. 50 First Dates has a lot of heart to boot. Drew Barrymore
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‘The Master’ Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Favorite Movie, Even If He’s ‘Not Sure It Was Entirely Successful’

‘The Master’ Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Favorite Movie, Even If He’s ‘Not Sure It Was Entirely Successful’
Some directors don’t like to pick favorites, but Paul Thomas Anderson isn’t one of them. The filmmaker has not hidden the fact he considers “The Master” to be his favorite film of the eight features he’s directed, and he’s remaining committed to his love for “The Master” in the wake of “Phantom Thread” earning six Oscar nominations. In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Anderson said he doesn’t think “The Master” will ever not be his most beloved.

“I think that won’t change,” Anderson said. “The amount of emotion I put into it and they put into it — they being Phil [Seymour Hoffman], Joaquin [Phoenix] and Amy [Adams]. I’m not sure it’s entirely successful. But that’s fine with me. It feels right. It feels unique to me.”

“I really hope it will be something people can revisit and enjoy in a way that equals my pride in it,
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‘Riverdale’ Star Cole Sprouse Joins Romance Drama ‘Five Feet Apart’

‘Riverdale’ Star Cole Sprouse Joins Romance Drama ‘Five Feet Apart’
“Riverdale” star Cole Sprouse has signed on as the male lead in CBS Films’ romantic drama “Five Feet Apart.”

The film will be directed by Justin Baldoni from a script by Mikki Daughtry (“The Children”) and Tobias Iaconis (“Sleep Tight”). Cathy Schulman, who won a best picture Oscar for “Crash,” is producing under her Welle Entertainment banner along with Baldoni via his company Wayfarer Entertainment.

The story centers on a young couple falling for one another, though they are both living on borrowed time. The female lead has not yet been cast. Shooting is expected to start in the spring.

It’s the first feature adult role for Sprouse. He portrays Jughead Jones on the CW’s “Riverdale,” which presents the Archie comics characters in a murder mystery. The show is currently in its second season.

Sprouse previously starred Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” as Cody Martin, alongside his twin brother,
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Blu-ray Review: Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition

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For some horror fans, the late, great George A. Romero is considered the George Lucas of horror: he created a trilogy of classic films that changed the face of the genre forever, then years later returned with a second trilogy that was less well-received. But whereas Lucas’ second set of Star Wars films close off his universe, answering unasked questions and making his world feel smaller by tying every corner of it together, Romero’s 2000s trilogy expands his living dead world further and brings the series into a new millennium. They don’t diminish the legacy of his first three zombie movies. If anything, they make it richer.

Land of the Dead, new to Collector's Edition Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory (a disc was previously available from Universal), marks Romero’s return to the zombie genre he created after a 20-year absence and is his first (and only) made for a major studio.
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Sandler: 'I'm Still A Loser'

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Sandler: 'I'm Still A Loser'
Funnyman Adam Sandler may be a Hollywood star but he still feels like a "loser".

The Big Daddy actor admits that although he does relish his success in the movie industry, he is still wracked with insecurity.

And he reveals his biggest hangup is his appearance.

He tells MTV.com, "I know I've had some success, and I have some cash in the bank and stuff. But it's not like I don't still walk down the street feeling like a loser. If I'm with my wife in the car, and I see some guy jogging by, I'm like, 'Now, why does that guy look like that? And I look like this?' I still have that going on."

Sandler To Return To Stand Up Roots

Sandler To Return To Stand Up Roots
Big Daddy star Adam Sandler has been inspired to go back to his roots as a stand-up comic after signing up to star in a new movie about comedians.

The actor plays a comedian in the currently untitled Judd Apatow-directed movie, which is due for release next year.

And Sandler - who started out on the comedy club circuit - insists he needs to get back to performing in front of live audiences before shooting stars later this year.

He tells MTV.com, "Man, I gotta write an act again. It's been a long time. I haven't done stand-up in, like, 10 years. Even more. So yeah, I gotta get to work this summer and start doing that again.

"That's why I want to kill Judd Apatow right now. I was so much happier doing nothing.

"Stuff like that (stand-up shows) will happen. You will see me bomb for about 15 minutes straight, then walk off and punch Judd."

Sandler To Receive MTV Top Honor

Sandler To Receive MTV Top Honor
Funnyman Adam Sandler is set to receive MTV's highest honor at the their 17th Annual Movie Awards this year.

Sandler will be presented with the music network's Generation Award after bosses decided the 41-year-old star is a leading entertainer among their increasingly younger audience.

The actor-comedian, known for his over-the-top antics on and off screen, will be also feted for his "amazing contributions to Hollywood".

Sandler's comedic credits include Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and Big Daddy.

He will be presented the honor when the annual awards ceremony takes place on Sunday at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California.

Sandler To Be A Dad Again

Sandler To Be A Dad Again
Funnyman Adam Sandler is to be a father for the second time - his wife Jackie Titone is three and half months pregnant.

The Big Daddy star, 41, and Titone, 33, will welcome the new addition to their family in October.

Sandler went public with his baby news during an appearance on Wednesday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

He said, "We're having another baby. (Jackie) is pregnant. She's very sick... she vomits a lot.

"She's three-and-a-half months and she's a bigger girl now."

Sandler and Titone's first child, Sadie, was born in 2006.

'Creepy' at Montecito, D'Works

Montecito Pictures and DreamWorks have picked up The Creepy Kid, a comedy spec from scribes Ethan Furman and Adam Farasati. Montecito will produce with Magnet Pictures, the production arm of Magnet Management.

The logline is being kept under wraps, though it has been described as Big Daddy meets The Exorcist.

A blind script deal for the writers also was included.

This is the first studio deal for Furman and Farasati, who hail from Northern California and are bartenders in West Los Angeles.

The duo is repped by Magnet and Hansen Jacobson Teller.

Helmer Dugan messing with Sandler, Col

Helmer Dennis Dugan is set to reteam with frequent star Adam Sandler for Columbia Pictures' You Don't Mess With the Zohan. Happy Madison is producing.

The film centers on a Mossad agent (Sandler) who fakes his death so he can move to New York and become a hairstylist. Rob Schneider already has boarded the project as an East Yistannen cab driver (HR 3/12). Judd Apatow, Robert Smigel and Sandler penned the screenplay.

Dugan enjoys a long-standing relationship with Sandler and Happy Madison, having directed the Sandler starrers Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy. He also helmed Benchwarmers, which Happy Madison produced for Revolution Studios.

He most recently directed I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, which Sandler toplines. Sony will release the Happy Madison comedy in July.

Shooting for Zohan will begin in the summer in Los Angeles and New York. The studio is eyeing a summer 2008 release.

Dugan is repped by UTA, Management 360 and attorney Jason Sloane.

ICG Publicists will honor AMPAS' Ganis

ICG Publicists will honor AMPAS' Ganis
Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the ICG Publicists.

Ganis, who is co-head of the Out of the Blue production company, will be feted Feb. 7 at the publicists' 44th annual awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. He is in his 20th year as an Academy member, representing AMPAS' public relations branch.

"Sid reflects the highest standards of the public relations professional," said Henri Bollinger, award committee chairman for the ICG Publicists. "His background in marketing has also led him to become a successful producer and an effective advocate for the entire film industry."

Ganis has produced movies including Mr. Deeds, Big Daddy and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo at Out of the Blue. Most recently, he and wife Nancy Hult Ganis were among the producers on Akeelah and the Bee.

Past recipients of the publicists' lifetime achievement award include Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty and longtime Variety columnist Army Archerd.

ICG Publicists will honor AMPAS' Ganis

ICG Publicists will honor AMPAS' Ganis
Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the ICG Publicists.

Ganis, who is co-head of the Out of the Blue production company, will be feted Feb. 7 at the publicists' 44th annual awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. He is in his 20th year as an Academy member, representing AMPAS' public relations branch.

"Sid reflects the highest standards of the public relations professional," said Henri Bollinger, award committee chairman for the ICG Publicists. "His background in marketing has also led him to become a successful producer and an effective advocate for the entire film industry."

Ganis has produced movies including Mr. Deeds, Big Daddy and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo at Out of the Blue. Most recently, he and wife Nancy Hult Ganis were among the producers on Akeelah and the Bee.

Past recipients of the publicists' lifetime achievement award include Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty and longtime Variety columnist Army Archerd.

Sandler a Big Daddy

Sandler a Big Daddy
Hollywood funnyman Adam Sandler has become a father for the first time after wife Jackie Titone gave birth on Saturday. The Big Daddy star posted an excited note on his website declaring, "Sandler had a kid!! Kid is healthy!! Wife is healthy!!" It is the couple's first child together and People magazine speculates the new arrival is a baby girl, born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Sandler, 39, and his model/actress wife, 30, married in 2003.

Writing team boards 'Skip' for Columbia

Writing team boards 'Skip' for Columbia
Sahara scribes Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have been tapped to rewrite the comedy-actioner Skip Tracer for Columbia Pictures. The story centers on a man who inadvertently kidnaps a young girl embroiled in a custody battle when he repossesses a yacht. Scribe Steve Franks (Big Daddy) penned an earlier draft. Neal Moritz is producing through his Original Films banner alongside Brad Luff and Chris Henze. Sony's Jonathan Kadin is shepherding the project for the studio.

Sandler To Be a Dad

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Sandler To Be a Dad
50 First Dates star Adam Sandler is gearing up for life as a real-life dad, after learning that his wife Jackie is pregnant. Pals of the couple tell People magazine they're expecting their first child to arrive in the spring. The pair, who exchanged nuptials in 2003, have been together for seven years. Jackie, a model and actress, had a brief role in Sandler's Big Daddy, playing the waitress who takes his order for a root beer in the sports bar scene.

Blake Nelson, Prepon, Ladd in 'Morning'

Blake Nelson, Prepon, Ladd in 'Morning'
Laura Prepon, Tim Blake Nelson and three-time best supporting actress Oscar nominee Diane Ladd are joining the cast of Bold Films' Come Early Morning, which started principal photography last week in Arkansas. Written and directed by Joey Lauren Adams, the film stars Ashley Judd as a small-town woman who has never committed to a serious relationship. Actress-turned-director Adams co-starred in Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy and appeared opposite Adam Sandler in Big Daddy.

Schneider in as host of Key Arts

Rob Schneider has signed on as host of The Hollywood Reporter's 33rd annual Key Art Awards, which honor film marketing and advertising. This year's ceremony is set for April 30 at Hollywood & Highland's Kodak Theatre. "We're pleased that Rob will be hosting the Key Art Awards, a program we created 33 years ago to recognize the movie advertising community and its tremendous achievements," said Robert J. Dowling, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter. "We also believe that moving the Key Art Awards to the Kodak Theatre underscores the level of importance and prestige of the event." A one-time Saturday Night Live trouper, writer-actor Schneider appears onscreen opposite Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in Columbia Pictures' 50 First Dates. He co-wrote and starred in 2002's The Hot Chick. Schneider's other film credits include The Animal, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Waterboy, Big Daddy and Home Alone 2. The Key Art kudos recognize a wide range of film and home entertainment marketing materials, including posters, trailers, TV spots, print, outdoor and Internet campaigns. Four new categories have been added this year: best co-branded tie-in (audiovisual), best co-branded tie-in (print), best copy line and best motion graphics. Last year, the Key Art Awards committee received a record 1,200 submissions. Winners were determined by a jury of more than 200 movie advertising professionals.
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