• Michael Fassbender joins yet another franchise, will star in "Assassins Creed" film adaptation

    Michael Fassbender continues to become the envy of hollywood alpha males by joining what can be described as his third movie franchise, a first amongst hollywood action stars. As many recall he recently became the face of opposition in the flashback to the movie series x-men in the role of "Magneto". Well it has just been announced that he will play the lead in the film adaptation of the extremely successful game franchise "Assassins Creed". Mr. Fassbender who really broke through with american audiences via his his role in the cult classic "Inglorious Basterds" has been on a string of featured leads since. The game franchise which has already sold 38 million copies, Michael will assume the role of enzo the protagonist and hero in the game series. As a gamer how do you feel about this casting?
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  • Paranormal activity 4 frightens away the competition, takes #1 box office

    The fourth installment in the horror series Paranormal Activity continues to dominate box offices by landing a whopping $30.2 million in it's opening week. The creators of Paranormal Activity already announced another installment has already been partially shot, kind of grabbing the headlines by the throat to launch an early campaign for the next film. To say we'll see an 8th installment is no understatement considering how much Hollywood loves cashing in on cheap to produce franchises. Tyler Perry's leading man action film "Alex Cross" opens to dismal number of $11.8 million, the film adaptation of the popular Alex Cross novels completely stunk at the box office but managed to land in this weeks top 5. Argo, Taken, Hotel Transylvania round out this weeks top 5, each continuing their great runs.
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  • The Possession scares up the box office to set new record

    Horror pic The Possession -- inspired by films including The Exorcist -- is scaring up good business at the domestic box offfice, where it's poised to capture one of the top Labor Day openings of all time. The Sam Raimi-produced pic topped the three-day holiday box office with an estimated $17.7 million. Lionsgate is estimating a $21.3 million four-day gross (companies will report full weekend numbers Monday morning). Video: 'The Possession': From Exploding Lights to Burning Props, What Spooked the Cast Halloween is the top Labor Day opener of all time, opening to $30.6 million in it’s first week. Read more
  • Obama's america documeantary: "100% fact less propaganda"

    So all the hoopla over an Obama documentary claiming to show the hidden agenda of the president of the united states is coming under heavy fire for it's reaching and reworking moments of history to paint false pictures. D' Souzza the creator and producer of the documentary has been raking in the mega bucks while capitalizing on the stupidity of americans who are too lazy to actually go and research his claims via this documentary. Already across the internet people are debunking his "facts" as nothing more than "propaganda" and "lies" it is also no coincidence that he releases this in the middle of a full blitz campaign mud slinging from both parties. The truth is this documentary is full of self contradictions. Anyone with a working brain and access to google can themselves debunk these the many "facts" tossed around this movie. The reality is the producer of this film knows full well had he put this out at any other time in history he would've been laughed at and shoved under a rock for all eternity, yet with the likes of Fox and other right wing entities scouring for anything they can toss at the presidents re-election efforts they are making him a celebrity. Don't get me wrong I am all for self expression and sharing ones opinions but when you try to rewrite history to make a buck I cannot respect you. While the republicans bashed Dan Rather for doing something similar Fox News anchors are being heralded as heroes for their non-stop in depth promoting of this piece of shit documentary. So much for integrity eh? If punishment for Rather was needed why does Hannity get a pass. Read more
  • Robocop remake: Michael Keaton joins cast

    Breaking: Michael Keaton has been set to play the role of Raymond Sellars in the MGM/Columbia Pictures’ RoboCop remake. Sellars is the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop, a role that Hugh Laurie was expected to play until he dropped out before consummating a deal. The film, a re-imagining of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven cult classic, is scheduled to begin shooting next month. RoboCop will be released on August 9, 2013. Keaton joins previously announced Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jacksonand Abbie Cornish in the Jose Padilha-directed film. “Michael is the final addition to the amazing cast we have assembled for this film and it is so great to have the last puzzle piece in place. It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life.  Read more
  • New York Film Festival Sets Anniversary Screenings and Special Events

    The New York Film Festival has set special Masterworks anniversary screenings of David Lean’s classic epic "Lawrence of Arabia," Walt Disney’s animated classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,"and Rob Reiner’s comedy classic "The Princess Bride," the debut of two new sidebar sections, and additional special event screenings to join the main slate of selections for the 50th edition of the festival, which runs September 28-October 14. Full press release below. New York, August 20, 2012 —The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced special Masterworks anniversary screenings of David Lean’s classic epic Lawrence Of Arabia, Walt Disney’s animated classic Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, and Rob Reiner’s comedy classic The Princess Bride, the debut of two new sidebar sections, and additional special event screenings to join the main slate of selections for the 50th New York Film Festival (September 28-October  Read more
  • Tom Hanks as Dave Matthews?

    It's only a matter of time before Hollywood execs cash in on the hugely passionate Dave Matthews Band fan base and greenlight a movie about the feel-good rock group.Now that Boyd Tinsley is entering the movie business, producing the upcoming indie "Faces in the Mirror," the Dmb violinist has a few suggestions for who should play each member of the band."A young Tom Hanks would be a great Dave Matthews. That's the one that I could say definitively," Tinsley told us in an exclusive interview. "I hope Dave is flattered by that, and I hope Tom Hanks is too. I think they will be."We think that casting choice is spot-on since the pair share a pretty close resemblance. However, with Matthews having his own acting career â€” he's appeared in "Just Go With It," "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" and "Because of Winn-Dixie" — the singer might just want to star as himself. » Read more
  • Scorsese’s Sinatra Picks Up Hunger Games Screenwriter Billy Ray

    We're still a long way from seeing Martin Scorsese's film about the life of crooner Frank Sinatra (no one has been cast), but Universal has set screenwriterBilly Ray (The Hunger Games) to pen the script. According to Deadline, the Hunger Games screenwriter (and director of the 2003 journalism thrillerShattered Glass) replaces Field of Dreams director Phil Alden Robinson, who had previously been attached to the project. Read more
  • Ryan Reynolds casted for "Queen of the night"

    Exclusive: Ryan Reynolds has been set to star in Queen Of The Night, a psychological thriller that Atom Egoyan will direct next February in Ontario. Egoyan wrote the story, and scripted the film with David Fraser. Reynolds plays the father who discovers a series of disturbing clues eight years after his daughter is abducted, a trail that leads him to believe the now 17-year old girl is alive. He is determined to find her. The film is a co-production between the director’s Ego Film Arts and The Film Farm. “I’m very excited about working with Ryan,” Egoyan said. “The richness of [Reynolds'] performances in such diverse films as Buried, Safe House and romantic fare such as The Proposal is extraordinary.” Egoyan just wrapped Devil’s Knot, a drama based on the bogus conviction of the West Memphis 3 for a triple homicide, despite the lack of any physical evidence. That film stars Reese Witherspoon, »

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  • Jon Favreau will direct film adaptation of "Jersey Boys"

    Jon Favreau announced on Twitter that he is directing the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway hit musical "Jersey Boys." He also revealed that aspiring singers and dancers have a chance to break into the big time by landing key roles in the film version of the jukebox musical. "Yes, I'm directing Jersey Boys, and there's an open call for the lead roles," Favreau tweeted, confirming rumors about his connection to the film. The producers are looking for four singers and actors to portray the members of the 1950s rock group, The Four Seasons.

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks Emmys, 'Veep' and the new Nicole Holofcener film

    Last month, Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up her 13th career Emmy nomination as a comedy lead actress, tying Lucille Ball for most nods within the category.    When it comes to select company, it's tough to top Lucille Ball, though it should be noted that Ball picked up all of her nominations for playing characters named "Lucy," doing variations within one of the most iconic personas in TV history. In contrast, Louis-Dreyfus picked up seven nominations (and a win) for playing Elaine on "Seinfeld," five nominations (and a win) for playing the title role in "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and »

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  • Joss Whedon Signs On to Direct, Write 'Avengers 2'

    Joss Whedon has signed to write and direct "The Avengers 2," Disney ChairmanBob Iger said Tuesday.In addition, Whedon will create a "Marvel-based" series for ABC, Iger said during a conference call with analysts.Whedon wrote and slid behind the camera on "The Avengers," which Iger called a "phenomenal success" during the call. The adaptation of the Marvel Comicsseries has grossed nearly $1.5 billion worldwide.More to come Read more
  • Jon Hamm from tv actor to movies leading man

    EW has confirmed that Jon Hamm will headline Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, as first reported by Deadline. The Mad Men star will play sports agent-turned-reality show creator J.B. Bernstein, whose reality show Million Dollar Arm documented his search to find promising baseball players in India’s thriving cricket community. The show resulted in the signing of the Mlb’s first two Indian players, though neither has yet advanced far in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor-league system. Oscar nominee Thomas McCarthy (Win Win) scripted the film. No further production details have been disclosed. Read more
  • The Hunger Games makes box office history

    The Hunger Games opened to an estimated $19.74 million at midnight, which ranks seventh all-time behind the last three Harry Potter and Twilight movies. It did score the top midnight debut ever for a non-sequel, and it earned more than twice as much as the first Twilight movie ($7 million). If one is to use the opening pattern of Breaking Dawn Part 1 and New Moon (which also opened outside of the Summer), The Hunger Games would be poised for a three-day take between $90 and $110 million. Since those were sequels, though, it's probably fair to assume The Hunger Games will at least hold up a little bit better over the next few days. There's also a very distant chance that its pattern winds up closer to that of The Dark Knight, which would mean a weekend gross of around $160 million; it's been nearly four years since that movie came out, though and midnight

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  • Michael K. Williams (Omar on the wire) will play Ol' Dirty Bastard in new movie

    As the deadly stick-up man Omar Little on The Wire and the fearsome bootlegger Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, actor Michael K. Williams has played his share of tough SOBs. Now he’s going to take on a bastard.

    An Ol’ Dirty one.

    EW has learned exclusively that Williams, 45, will star in an upcoming film about the legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper and all-around troubled soul Russell Jones, a.k.a. Ol’ Dirty Bastard, whose impressive mic skills and outrageous showmanship were eclipsed by his erratic offstage behavior, assorted arrests, and an early death.

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  • Explanation of Demi Moore's hospitalization

    Demi Moore made headlines on Tuesday when she was hospitalized for "exhaustion." The news of the health scare may not have been too surprising to celebrity watchers who have been closely keeping an eye on the actress in the wake of her split from Ashton Kutcher.

    In 2011, Moore's personal life became heavily scrutinized when "Two and a Half Men" star Kutcher faced allegations that he was cheating on Moore. The actress has been lying low of late — she appeared in several smaller films in the past year, including "Margin Call" and "Another Happy Day."

    Last fall, shortly before she announced her split from Kutcher, Moore had many fans worried about her health after she appeared thinner than usual at several red-carpet appearances to promote "Margin Call." But she kept up a brave face in the wake of all the rumors regarding her appearance and her marriage.

    It all came to a head in November when Moore and Kutcher confirmed that they were separating. In a statement, Moore said, "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton.

    As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life. This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation."

    In the months since the announcement, Moore has kept a low profile, but in early January she was cast as feminist icon Gloria Steinem in the "Lovelace" biopic currently shooting in Los Angeles.

    Since her hospitalization, Moore has dropped out of "Lovelace." Her next film release is "LOL," starring Miley Cyrus and Ashley Greene, due out later this year. "I really loved the movie; I loved working with [Cyrus] and the director. They just put it on pause because they had another film they were focusing on. It's a tough thing when you have a movie you're looking forward to coming out," she said of the flick.

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  • Justin Timberlake Shines In Coen Brothers Flick

     "W.E." star Oscar Isaac is deep in musical preparations for the next Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," in which he'll play the title character. In a couple weeks, Isaac and his castmates, including Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund, will be on set, but until then they are in the recording studio putting the finishing touches on the film's musical elements.

    "Right now I'm gearing up for the Coen Brothers film, which is all music based," he told MTV News at the New York premiere of the Madonna-directed "W.E." "So that's actually taking up a lot of the musical creative energy. So excited."

    Isaac, much like his co-stars, has dabbled in music, having put off recording his own music to focus on the film. And with some assistance from some big-name musical heavyweights, the music is destined to shine. The actor said the cast is currently in the studio with Timberlake, the Punch Brothers, T-Bone Burnett and Mulligan's fiancé, Marcus Mumford — what he called an "amazing group of musicians."

    "It's folk from the '60s — old songs passed down for many generations — but new takes on them," he said of the songs being used in the film, which follows the life of a New York City folk singer in the 1960s. "Obviously we have the hindsight of now and so we kind of revisit these old songs. They're hopeful and beautiful and in contrast [to] the life of a folk singer, which is not very beautiful at all. It's very drab and dire. It's a screwball comedy."

    As for Timberlake, the pop star best known for his bouncing beats can sing folk too. "He's perfect, really pure," Isaac said.

    How do you think Justin Timberlake will do with folk music? Sound off in the comments.

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  • Christopher Lee talks The Hobbit

    Old-stager Christopher Lee has been talking about his involvement with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and from the sounds of it, audiences are about to see a very different Saruman from the one villain of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. According to Lee, The Hobbit sees Saruman return as, “a good and noble man and the head of the Council Of Wizards, as he had always been.” However, don’t expect Lee to be snaffling up much screen time, as the ninety-year-old is apparently only interested in smaller roles these...

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  • Anne Hathaway talks The Dark Knight Rises

    Christmas might be over, but the Batman-related pressies just keep on coming, with Anne Hathaway breaking Chris Nolan’s traditional wall of silence in order to give us an update on what we can expect from The Dark Knight Rises. “Gotham City is full of grace,” says Hathaway. “You look at Heath’s performance as the Joker, there was a lot of madness there but there was also a grace and he had a code there. There’s a lot of belief and codes of behavior in Gotham and my character has one, too. A lot of the way...

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  • Sale: Rise of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray]

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray]

    A galaxy's worth of nihilism buried under a '70s Velveeta topping, the Planet of the Apes series stands today as a dark marvel of pop cinema, a group of wildly variable films that combine to form a giant inescapable kiss-off to the human race. (That said message was able to withstand such distractions as ever-cheapening makeup and Charlton Heston loudly pounding sand makes its achievements even more impressive, really.) Boasting a keen awareness of its predecessors' particular charms and a gem of a central CGI performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes makes for a rather miraculous summer movie: a big-budget special effects extravaganza that also delivers a killer backhand. Sort of redoing 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the film follows the events set in motion when a bereaved scientist (James Franco) attempts to create a cure for Alzheimer's, resulting in a supernaturally intelligent chimp named Caesar. The old bit about science tampering in God's domain quickly applies. Director Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) displays an admirable sense of pacing, deftly levying the escalating action scenes with small character moments from the likes of John Lithgow and Brian Cox. That said, the film belongs to Caesar, whose path from wide-eyed innocent to reluctant revolutionary generates the ironic pulp empathy that gave the original series such a kick. Watching the climactic confrontation on the Golden Gate Bridge, it's distressingly easy to figure out which side to root for. Chuck Heston would no doubt grit his teeth in approval. Note: Those skeptical that this revamp could wholly retain the original's doomy backbeat would do well to stick around during the end credits. --Andrew Wright

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