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Joe Manganiello Set In Feature Drama ‘Stano’ From ‘Madoff’ Director Raymond De Felitta

Joe Manganiello Set In Feature Drama ‘Stano’ From ‘Madoff’ Director Raymond De Felitta
Exclusive: Joe Manganiello is set to star in the feature drama Stano from Madoff and City Island director Raymond De Felitta. Joe and Nick Manganiello's production company 3:59 are producing along with Bill Chartoff (Creed) and Lynn Hendee (Ender’s Game) through Off the Chart Entertainment along with Eric Fischer. The film follows a man who returns to the Bronx after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made as a kid that ultimately robbed him of a…
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London Film School director to step down

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London Film School director to step down
Exclusive: Jane Roscoe leaves for University of West of England post after three years.

Jane Roscoe, director of the London Film School (Lfs), will leave the school at the end of this term to join the University of the West of England as professor, pro-vice chancellor and executive dean of the faculty of arts, creative industries and education.

Gisli Snaer, currently head of studies, will step up as acting director and Dan Lawson, head of Lfs open, as acting chief operating officer.

The school will launch a recruitment process for a successor director over the summer.

Roscoe served three years at the school, whose previous alumni include Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Mike Leigh, Duncan Jones and Tak Fujimoto.

Mike Leigh, Lfs chair, said: “There is never an easy time for a school to lose a director but Jane leaves us at a time of our greatest strength and we are very grateful for all that she has
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London Film School set for Docklands relocation

London Film School set for Docklands relocation
Lfs swaps Covent Garden for London City Island following a proposed move to the Barbican falling through.

The London Film School (Lfs) has found a new home on London City Island, the latest glass-and-steel Docklands neighbourhood to spring up on the capital’s eastern fringe.

The Lfs is following in the footsteps of the English National Ballet, and its associated school, which announced in May 2015 they would be swapping their Kensington home in West London for a purpose-built venue in the new neighbourhood.

The Lfs, which has been based in Convent Garden in central London for more than 50 years, has been looking for a new location for some time.

In 2015, it was forced to withdraw from a deal with the City of London to relocate to the Barbican Centre in 2017 after a $14m-$17m (£12m-£14m) project to convert a former exhibition space fell through due to a shortfall in private investment.

The Lfs said
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The Flash: Production Timeline And Location For DC Film Revealed!

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Something I'll be touching on in today's Los Fanboys Podcast, as part of our Suicide Squad discussion, is that Rick Famuyiwa's The Flash movie will really be the first film of the Geoff Johns Era of the Dceu. The film, which will find Ezra Miller front-and-center as Barry Allen for the first time, now has a start date and a location.

It would appear that Miller better get comfortable living in London for a while. He's currently there filming Justice League with director Zack Snyder, and it is now being reported that The Flash will start filming there as well, starting in January of 2017.

There's plenty of reasons to be excited about this film, and the fact that Miller is turning his version of Allen into quite a scene stealer in Justice League, is a big part of that. The actor has made a strong impression on audiences in
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Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan To Star In An Ideal Home

Paul Rudd (Ant-man, Anchorman 1 & 2) and Oscar nominee Steve Coogan (Philomena) are set to star in drama/comedy An Ideal Home written and directed by Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2, The Craft).

In pre-production, Remstar Studios and National Bank of Canada are co- financing the film, which is being produced by Gabriella Tana (Philomena, The Duchess), Maria Theresa Arida (Arbitrage, City Island), Maxime Remillard and Aaron Ryder (Founder, Mud). Clark Peterson and Lisa Wolofsky are executive producing the film.

Fortitude International is handling foreign rights and sales at the European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group and Wme are repping Us rights.

Paul (Rudd) and Erasmus (Coogan) are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. Erasmus is a demanding, popular celebrity, and Paul is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. But when Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their high class dinner party with nowhere else to go,
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Ten Thousand Saints – The Review

It was the hair, at first I thought I would hate this movie because of the kid’s hair. Allow me to explain, Jude is one messed up teenager (aren’t all teenagers messed up in the movies?) At the very start we see his Father and Mother break up. His Father,( Ethan Hawke: Gattaca), likes to grow marijuana in his green house, and that is where he sleeps when Mom kicks him out of the house. Jude’s Father, Les, explains to young Jude,( Henry Keleman,) exactly what happened and how that will impact the future story.

Fast forward a few years and Jude, now played by Asa Butterfield, is a young man with troubles. He and his best friend,( apparently his only friend,) Teddy (Avan Jogia) like to get high and listen to Hard Core Punk Rock. Through the early part of the movie Jude has one
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Film Review: ‘Fourth Man Out’

Film Review: ‘Fourth Man Out’
A sleeper delight, “Fourth Man Out” centers around a closeted average Joe whose best buds first bridle, then rally around him when he decides to come out on his 24th birthday. This thoroughly ingratiating, touchingly heartfelt comedy doesn’t have marquee names or an attention-grabbing hook, but hopefully its sheer likability will grab some deserved niche theatrical and home-format attention.

Lanky, unassuming Adam (Evan Todd) is an upstate New York garage mechanic who spends most of his off hours hanging out with longtime best friend, Chris (Parker Young). Alongside mates Ortu (Jon Gabrus) and Nick (Chord Overstreet, “Glee”), they form an inseparable quartet dedicated in classic heterosexual bro fashion to the pursuit of sports, beer, chicks and gay jokes. Only trouble is, Adam (who’s actually dated women in the past) is gay, and figures it’s finally time to break the news to his buddies. After a drunken night’s birthday celebration,
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Charles Grodin Joins Cast of ABC’s ‘Madoff’

Charles Grodin Joins Cast of ABC’s ‘Madoff’
ABC’s “Madoff” upcoming primetime miniseries is filling out its cast: Charles Grodin has signed on to play Carl Shapiro, the Boston philanthropist who was one of Madoff’s earliest investors and eventually had to return $625 million.

Lewis Black will play Ezra Merkin, a money manager who funneled billions into Madoff’s firm.

Madoff” will follow the rise and fall of the investment adviser and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors.

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss has already been announced in the title role opposite Blythe Danner in the role of his wife, Ruth.

The project, which is currently in production, will be directed by Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”). “Madoff,” which is inspired by ABC News correspondent Brian Ross’ book “The Madoff Chronicles,” is produced by Lincoln Square productions, in association with ABC Studios. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo exec produce.
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Blythe Danner Joins Richard Dreyfuss in ABC’s ‘Madoff’ Miniseries

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Blythe Danner Joins Richard Dreyfuss in ABC’s ‘Madoff’ Miniseries
Blythe Danner has signed on for the ABC miniseries “Madoff,” joining Richard Dreyfuss, who will portray the title character of Bernie Madoff. ABC also said that Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”) has come aboard as director of the series. The miniseries, which is inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting in his book “The Madoff Chronicles,” will follow the rise and demise of Bernie Madoff, an investment advisor who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that stands as one of the biggest cases of fraud in U.S. history, along with the subsequent fallout from the scandal on.
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Blythe Danner & Lyne Renee Join ABC’s ‘Madoff’ Miniseries; Michael Esper In NBC’s ‘Shades Of Blue’

Blythe Danner (I’ll See You In My Dreams, Meet The Parents) and Lyne Renee (Strike Back) have joined the cast of ABC’s Madoff miniseries. City Island helmer Raymond De Felitta directs the project, which is currently in production. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini follows the rise and spectacular fall of the now-imprisoned swindler and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he concocted. Danner…
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Blythe Danner Set as Ruth Madoff as ABC Drama Fills Out Cast

Blythe Danner Set as Ruth Madoff as ABC Drama Fills Out Cast
ABC's Bernie Madoff scandal drama is filling out its cast. Blythe Danner has been tapped to co-star opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the multiple-episode drama inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Also joining the cast are Frank Whaley, Erin Cummings and Tom Lipinski, with Raymond De Felitta (City Island) now set to direct the drama, which is being written by Ben Robbins (The First 48).  Linda Berman (Heat Wave, The Assets) and Joe Pichirallo (Hollywoodland) are on board to executive produce Madoff for ABC. The drama is

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Ezra Miller Describes Bizarre Casting For 'The Flash'

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Ezra Miller is an extremely talented actor. I first saw him in this little indie film, City Island, with Andy Garcia back in '09 and I just knew "that kid's going to be a star." I had a similar feeling many moons ago, when I saw Primal Fear and thought, "The world better keep an eye on this Edward Norton guy." I'll admit, I haven't seen any of his films since- mainly because they just don't interest me. But I'm sure his work has been stellar in them. It would appear Zack Snyder agrees with me that this guy's got "it." According to Miller, Snyder handpicked him to play the cinematic version of DC's The Flash without even auditioning him.

In a talk with MTV, Miller recounts how he was basically minding his own business on vacation in Costa Rica, when he received a call that would change his life.
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'The Flash' Movie Arrives in 2018 Starring Ezra Miller

'The Flash' Movie Arrives in 2018 Starring Ezra Miller
Just one small part of Warner Bros.' massive announcement today that laid out their DC Comics movie slate was the news that Ezra Miller will play Barry Allen in The Flash, debuting in 2018. The actor will likely have a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where the entire Justice League team will presumably be revealed for the first time.

The Flash doesn't have a writer or director attached at this time, but it will occupy one of two 2018 release dates (March 23, 2018 or July 27, 2018) that Warner Bros. set in August, with Jason Momoa's Aquaman movie taking the other slot. Ironically, the news comes just one week after The Flash TV series debuted on The CW, starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, but the show will have no connection to this burgeoning movie universe.

Ezra Miller is best known for his performances in indie films such as City Island,
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Khloe Kardashian's Boyfriend French Montana Buys Her A Jeep For 30th Birthday: Pictures

Khloe Kardashian's Boyfriend French Montana Buys Her A Jeep For 30th Birthday: Pictures
The big 3-0! Khloe Kardashian kicked off her 30th birthday celebrations with dinner and a night of partying with family and friends at Don Coqui restaurant on City Island in The Bronx, NYC on Thursday, June 26, the eve of her big day. Dressed in a black mini dress and wearing a grill, the reality star was also joined by her beau French Montana, who gifted her with quite the surprise—a white four-door Jeep Sahara! "French surprised Khloe with a four-door Jeep Sahara in white," a source tells [...]
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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Rio 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 15, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

In Rio 2, the loveable bird returns with a new flock of voice talent, including singer Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth (You Again), and Andy Garcia (City Island).

Blu (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables) return with their three kids, and take a walk on the wild side as they journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all — his father-in-law.

Three years after the original Rio released, this animated film proved to be a huge hit at the box office, grossing more then $490 million worldwide and the DVD and Blu-ray is sure to follow for family viewers who didn’t make it to the theater.

The Blu-ray
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Jennifer Lopez Stages Bronx Homecoming Show Surrounded by Friends (but Not Casper Smart)

Jennifer Lopez Stages Bronx Homecoming Show Surrounded by Friends (but Not Casper Smart)
var brightcovevideoid = '3607311203001'; Jennifer Lopez returned to the block where it all started for her first-ever performance in the Bronx Wednesday evening. The free show, held at Orchard Beach and sponsored by State Farm Neighborhood Sessions, was an emotional mix of old and new songs that had about 25,000 J.Lovers of all ages dancing and cheering for the Latina star. "This is such an amazing moment for me, I'm so happy to be home. Doing this tonight is honestly a dream come true for me. Where my Latinos at?! That's right, we're in here!" Lopez said as she came onstage,
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The Possession of Michael King Release Date Announced

It’s difficult to be scared of what you don’t believe in. Michael King, a documentary filmmaker whose wife has just died, has no belief in an afterlife and thus feels no fear when it comes to exploring the supernatural. He’s all too willing to tempt dark paranormal forces during the making of his latest film, and he’ll learn the hard way that supernatural forces not only exist, but are capable of great evil.

Anchor Bay Films’ upcoming horror movie The Possession of Michael King will be adding some paranormal scares to the summer.

The Possession of Michael King is slated for an August 22nd theater release and a home media release on August 26th:

“Beverly Hills, CA, May 28, 2014 – Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the release of the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film The Possession Of Michael King in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes,
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Andy And Vera Are Wasted "At Middleton"

Who doesn’t like Andy Garcia? Sure, he was in the only regrettable entry to The Godfather trilogy, but he more than redeemed himself with a career going on four decades that has seen everything from the major blockbusters to more nuanced fare a la Kenneth Branagh’s underrated Dead Again. His recent choices have been dynamic and engaging, like City Island, which is worth putting on right now. As in, stop reading this review and watch it; Garcia at his best in years. Similarly Vera Farmiga is at the top of her game professionally. Currently haunting TVs as the titular Norma running Bates Motel, she’s throwing in key performances in flicks like The Conjuring after a career that catapulted with The Departed and Up In The Air. These two should be a rock star team, but, sadly, in At Middleton, the script and direction are middling at best.
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Khloé Kardashian and French Montana Enjoy Lobster Dinner by the Beach

Khloé Kardashian and French Montana Enjoy Lobster Dinner by the Beach
There is nothing quite like a delicious lobster dinner, especially by the beach. Khloé Kardashian and French Montana continued their New York getaway and enjoyed a tasty intimate meal at Lobster House on City Island on Saturday evening. The pals, who spent three hours at the restaurant, sat close to each other and dined right by the water. The 29-year-old brunette beauty looked casual chic in a black top, light skinny jeans, black pumps, a tan coat and aviator shades, while the rapper opted for a black top with matching pants. Before this dinner sighting, the duo was most recently spotted grabbing some late-night pizza at Star Gourmet in Manhattan early Saturday morning. They began their...
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Rio 2 review: jungle feeble

This is what passes for a children’s movie these days: a 1950s sitcom drawn in pretty tropical CGI colors with a few mostly forgettable songs tossed in. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): was not a fan of the first film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Why the hell anyone thinks kids would be interested in the marital happiness of a bird boy is beyond me. But this is what passes for a children’s movie these days: a 1950s sitcom drawn in pretty tropical CGI colors with a few mostly forgettable songs tossed in. Nerd bird Blu (the voice of Jesse Eisenberg: Now You See Me, The Social Network) was happy when last we saw him, at the end of the stridently mediocre Rio, and clearly that could not stand. So here, in the oh-so-creatively entitled Rio 2,
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