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UK ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Trailer Elevates JK Simmons’ Profile

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Paramount’s UK trailer for the latest Terminator iteration gives some well-deserved screen time to recent Best Supporting Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, who plays a sympathetic detective. It’s no wonder that they have featured Simmons prominently as his little film Whiplash is doing well overseas, especially in South Korea – a surprise, given the market’s penchant for tentpole actioners. Whiplash took the No. 1 spot in the all-important territory last weekend. In addition to… Read

Hugh Jackman On Instagram: Role In ‘Wolverine 3′ Will Be His Last

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Hugh Jackman’s tenure in the role that made him a star will be coming to an end in 2017. Jackman took to Instagram this morning with a cryptic post teasing that the upcoming third standalone Wolverine film will be his final appearance as the character. While it’s strange to think of Wolverine not being portrayed by Jackman, when the still-untitled Wolverine 3 hits theaters March 3, 2017, it will mark his 17th year playing the character. That’s long time no matter how you… Read

TCM Classic Film Festival: From ‘The Sound Of Music’ To Shirley MacLaine It’s Anniversary Time In Hollywood

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Although the loose theme of this year’s  TCM Classic Film Festival revolves around the word “History” in every possible meaning of the word, organizers could easily have wrapped it around the word “anniversary”  since so much of it seems to be tied to celebrating landmark years in the life of the movies, actors and filmmakers being honored this year. In fact the fest, which runs all weekend, opened Thursday night with a stunning restoration of the beloved 1965 musical, The… Read

DWA Poised For A ‘Home’ Run With $55.5M Bow; ‘Get Hard’ Gets Rich With $36.3M – Saturday AM Update

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Update, Saturday 9AM after 3:30AM post: Studio-reported Friday figures included. DreamWorks Animation has of late been a field of gloom and doom. The studio posted close to $300M in losses last year from pics that failed to perform. The Glendale, California campus was sold and 500 people were given their walking papers. However, this weekend is looking a little brighter for DWA as its sole 2015 feature toon Home, via 20th Century Fox, is leading the charge at the box… Read

Helen Mirren Film ‘Woman In Gold’ Aims For New Respect After Critical Brickbats At Berlin Film Festival

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Director Simon Curtis’ terrific new film, Woman In Gold opens April 1st and I will have a full video review of it on Monday. But the movie actually had its World Premiere February 9th at the Berlin Film Festival and critics came gunning for it. “A stodgy crusade for justice directed with minimal flair,” said one. “Heavy handed,” said another. “For a while I wasn’t quite sure why I hated Woman In Gold  so very, very much,” was another opinion.  With only seven reviews… Read

Aimee Teegarden Joins Paramount’s ‘Rings'; Clemens Schick To Menace ‘The Lake’

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Aimee Teegarden has joined Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe in Paramount’s Rings, the third installment in the horror franchise about a cursed video tape that unleashes a demonic horror which kills the unwitting viewer within seven days. Formerly called The Ring 3D, Rings began principle photography in Atlanta this week. It’s directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez from a script by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes, and Akiva Goldsman. The former Friday Night Lights star will next be seen… Read

‘Spectre’ Trailer: Daniel Craig’s 007 Catches Up With His Past

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If you like your trailers suspenseful, not shaken, here’s the first full extended look at Spectre, the 24th James Bond film and fourth starring Daniel Craig. The word “anticipated” is as overused in showbiz as “superstar” is in sports, but this is the follow-up to 007’s most lucrative adventure. By far. Chances are you remember the 2012 film Skyfall, which is a) Sony’s biggest film ever, b) the UK’s highest grosser and c) No. 9 on the all-time list with $1.11B worldwide… Read

Rooney Frontman Robert Schwartzman Makes Helming Debut On ‘MF’

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Robert Schwartzman has just begun shooting his directorial debut, a film entitled MF. He’s mum on the logline, but his stars are Johnny Simmons, Amy Landecker, Frankie Shaw and Beverly D’Angelo. Schwartzman, who has fronted the L.A. band Rooney for more than 15 years, wrote the script with Benjamin Font. He’s producing with Mel Eslyn. His previous association with films was limited to composing original music for Palo Alto. He’s also done acting work in The Princess Diarie… Read

‘Home’ Review: Jim Parsons & Rihanna Team For Fun Frenetic Family Ride

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Move over, E.T.: There’s a new lovable alien on Earth and ironically he’s in a movie called HomeThis new DreamWorks Animation confection is the company’s only planned release this year, and as I say in my video review above it is out-of-this-world fun for the whole family. The movie skews very, very young, but adults should be happy to go along for the ride on this road trip, though, because of the zippy dialogue in Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember’s screenplay and a fine… Read

Russo Brothers Christen Getaway Productions With Mike Larocca Named President

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Anthony and Joe Russo, who will helm the next two Avengers movies for Marvel while ramping up a Ghostbusters spinoff under their new first-look deal at Sony, did two things today: They named their company Getaway Productions, and they set Mike Larocca to be president. He comes from Chernin Entertainment, where he was senior veep and he exec produced the Paul Feig-directed Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy as well as The Drop and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Before that he… Read

Paramount Enlisting Akiva Goldsman To Ramp Up ‘Transformers’ Output

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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures wants more Transformers. Taking a page from Fox’s incubation of three Avatar sequels and what Disney is doing to revive Star Wars with a sequels and spinoffs, the studio is negotiating with Akiva Goldsman to work with franchise director Michael Bay, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a “writer’s room” that will incubate ideas for a potential multi-part Transformers sequel, and come up with potential… Read

Meryl Streep’s ‘Suffragette’ Gets Fall Release Date

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Focus Features has slated Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, for an October 23 limited release. Inspired by the early-20th century campaign for women’s right to vote, the film sports potentially awards-friendly subject matter — not to mention a certain 19-time Oscar nominee. Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson co-star. Suffragette had a lot of positive buzz following buyers' screenings in the U.S. and London last… Read