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‘How He Fell In Love’ Clip: Exploring Faithfulness And Betrayal

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EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles Film Festival entry How He Fell In Love is a drama about a young musician (Matt McGorry) who is coping with the death of his bandmate and begins an affair with a married yoga teacher (Amy Hargreaves). Their relationship tests her marriage and his ability to move forward. In the clip here, the two lead characters discuss their relationship, edging but then retreating from polyamory in favor of a kind of faithful infidelity. Written and directed by Mar… Read

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‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Season 2 Review: Series About Dawn Of Digital Era Returns With Way More RAM

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Get ready to travel back in time three decades on Sunday night with the debut of Season 2 of Halt And Catch Fire on AMC. Now the Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers-created series about the dawn of the digital revolution was one of my favorite new series of 2014 but, as my video review above says, the stronger Halt And Catch Fire 2.0 has a lot more bandwidth and ram. Picking up in 1985 in the middle of the Reagan Era, Cameron Howe, played by Mackenzie Davis… Read

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Josh Meyers Upped To Series Regular On ‘Red Oaks’

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Josh Meyers, who appeared in the pilot episode, has been promoted to series regular in Amazon Studios' comedy Red Oaks, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh and exec produced/directed by David Gordon Green. Set in summer 1985, Red Oaks centers on 20-year-old David Myers (Craig Roberts), who takes a job as an assistant tennis pro at the predominantly Jewish Red Oaks country club in New Jersey and tries to figure out what kind of life he wants to lead. Meyers will reprise his… Read

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Tracy Morgan Says Wal-Mart “Did Right” In Fatal Crash Settlement

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Almost a year after the New Jersey turnpike crash that left the actor in the hospital and killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, the legal battle between Wal-Mart and Tracy Morgan is over. With no details made public, attorneys for the parties have come to a proposed confidential settlement, a filing federal court in the Garden State today revealed. “Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families," said Morgan in a statement… Read

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Jason Reitman Takes On ‘Beekle’ Book Adaptation For DreamWorks Animation

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He’s been up in the air and hung out with young adults, but Jason Reitman never has gotten animated — until now. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is writing and directing an adaptation of the book The Adventures Of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend for DreamWorks Animation. This is also the first project to be put into development by DWA’s recently appointed Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria following the restructuring and resulting layoffs… Read

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‘Ant-Man’ Scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari Join ‘Transformers’ Writers Room: Cybertron Pic In Offing?

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EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who spent half a year doing the production rewriting on Marvel’s Ant-Man, have become the latest to join the writers room that Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay have organized to hatch sequels, prequels and spinoffs on their billion-dollar Transformers franchise. I’m hearing that one of the ideas in the works has a working title of Transformers One and that it is more or less an origins story that takes place on… Read

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CAA Signs ‘Kingsman’ And ‘Star Trek 3’s Sofia Boutella

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EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed actress Sofia Boutella. She recently starred as the metallic-legged beauty Gazelle in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service for Fox, and she landed the female lead in Star Trek 3, which Justin Lin is directing. Boutella had been repped by Paradigm, which did a fine job getting her to this point. She continues to be repped in the UK by Kate Buckley at 42 and attorney Fred… Read

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‘San Andreas’ To Shake Up Charts Post Memorial Day — Box Office Preview

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Memorial Day weekend might be over, but it’s still summer for the major studios. With close to 27% of schools K-12 out this Friday, and growing each weekend, multiplex lobbies should continue to see some foot traffic. Despite any ennui from the lackluster Memorial Day weekend, distrib execs firmly believe it’s a product-driven summer, and the lack of a big pic opening over the four-day frame won’t spoil the entire season. Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s disaster film San A… Read

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Universal Sets Tom Cruise-Doug Liman ‘Mena’ Flight Plan For January 2017

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Mena, the team-up between Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman that Deadline broke back in January, now has a full flight plan and a January 6, 2017, release date. Universal Pictures has confirmed that Cruise is reteaming with his Edge Of Tomorrow helmer (a most underrated film) for the true and truly outrageous exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Given Cruise’s penchant… Read

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Richard Schiff Joins Showtime’s The Affair'; Stephanie Erb In ‘Ray Donovan’

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Richard Schiff  (The Gambler) has booked a major recurring role on the upcoming second season of Showtime drama The Affair. He will play Jon Gottlief, a high-profile city attorney who has been Bruce Butler’s (John Doman) longtime family lawyer, in a season-long arc. Schiff has been on a tear recently. He will next been in the upcoming film Entourage and HBO’s The Ballers, playing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s very successful and demanding boss. He's currently shooting Rogue… Read

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Caleb Deschanel To Receive AFI’s 25th Franklin J. Schaffner Medal

Source: Getty Images. Deschanel at Dolby Theatre on February 1, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel will receive the 2015 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, the organization announced today. The award recognizes the creative talents of an AFI Conservatory alumnus who “embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality filmmaking.” The medal will be presented during the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Steve Martin, taking place on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood. A… Read