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June 25, 2014

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The Last of Robin Hood starring Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Dakota Fanning

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Robin Hood — the kind of fantastical story people told each other 80 or 800 years ago before they had the imagination to come up with Kryptonite and alien life forms. Not judging! Just sayin, it’s all the same: Guys in tight leggings with skills of heroic “destiny” saving the general population from ruthless villains who use their “divine” powers for evil. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. If…


Summer of ’82: Today is tomorrow’s nostalgia

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32 years ago today. Friday June 25, 1982. Newborn Prince William was 3 days old. Sidney Lumet was celebrating his 58th birthday. Ricky Gervais turned 21. Two movies premiered that afternoon. Blade Runner and The Thing. The top 10 movies at the box office that weekend: 1. E.T. (its 3rd week in theaters) 2. Blade Runner 3. Firefox 4. Rocky III 5. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 6….


NSFW Trailer: Affluenza

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Affluenza starring Nicola Peltz, Ben Rosenfield, Gregg Sulkin, Grant Gustin. Trailer after the cut. (Beware, 2 seconds of girl nipples).


Ben Kingsley is Bagheera in Disney’s The Jungle Book

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Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.

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Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep loom large in The Giver

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View full size after the cut. Synopsis: The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret…


Annapurna Pictures teams up with Rooney Mara for A House in the Sky

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(Press release, Los Angeles, CA) June 25, 2014 – After a competitive pursuit, Annapurna Pictures, in tandem with actress Rooney Mara, has optioned the New York Times bestseller A House in the Sky by co-authors Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. The memoir will be developed as a starring vehicle for Mara, who will also serve as a producer alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. Annapurna’s Chelsea Barnard will be the executive overseeing…


AMPAS NEW RULES: Smack-Down in Music Branch Category for 87th Oscars

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The Academy did not like the way the songs were campaigned for last year, specifically one song, Alone Yet Not Alone. They decided to change the rules, or enforce them, to disallow members to contact other members to campaign for their song submission. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible…

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Oscarwatch: Brad Pitt in Fury

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The film is set during the last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank called “Fury” and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic…