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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).


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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…


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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…


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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…


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RIP Eli Wallach

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and The Misfits were just two memorable roles by Eli Wallach, who passed away today at 98 years old.  His last role was in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. It was always nice to see him in a movie, even when it wasn’t the greatest movie. Wallach had a nice bit with Kate Winslet in  The Holiday playing an old screenwriter. Rest in…


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Does Meryl Streep harbor a secret desire to be a singer?

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by Jazz Tangcay Earlier this week Meryl Streep — mother, wife, three-time Academy Award winner, 18-time Academy Award nominee, and human being capable of doing anything — turned 65. She’s showing no signs of slowing down. In August, Streep will appear alongside Jeff Bridges in The Giver. She reunites with Hope Springs co-star Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman. On Christmas Day, Into The Woods opens where she plays the…


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Oscarwatch: Might this Finally be Julianne Moore’s Year?

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Oscar contenders come and go, and before long they’ve reached a point where it seems like nothing they can or will ever do will give them the win. For women it’s worse than it is for men.  Of course, for minorities it’s near impossible.  The endless celebration of the talents of Jennifer Lawrence say everything about how Hollywood views successful actresses now. Bring them up as quickly as possible, earn every…


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The Reinventors Series Continues with The Audience

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Reinvent Hollywood: The Audience — a sneak peak A roundtable discussion hosted by Ted Hope, moderated by Anne Thompson tomorrow, “How will audiences and their involvement with cinema evolve with increased digital access – from crowdfunding to social engagement?” The Reinvent Hollywood series continues on June 24 with The Audience. The 90-minute episode — the third part of a six-part series — will feature great thinkers from the world of cinema…

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...