Movies

Ben-Hur Bombs At The Box Office

Deadline reports: With an estimated production cost that’s in the vicinity of $100M, MGM and Paramount certainly didn’t build Ben-Hur to fail this weekend. But if there’s one Come-to-Jesus from this remake’s estimated disastrous $11M opening: It’s still a challenge for Hollywood to cross over a faith-based film to the masses 12 years after the $370M ($612M global) success of ...

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TRAILER: Arrival

Deadline recaps: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker star in the film that Paramount acquired in a $20M Cannes deal in 2014, when it was still titled Story Of Your Life. The Eric Heissere-penned script, based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang, centers on expert linguist Louise Banks (Adams) who is recruited by the military after a ...

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R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies At 81

CNN reports: Kenny Baker, the British actor who gave life to the droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield. Baker was being looked after by Shield’s brother, who found him Saturday morning. Shield said Baker was ill for years with a lung condition. She also said her ...

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TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

From the BBC: A new trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been released, offering fans a fleeting glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer concludes with a shot of Vader and the sound of his trademark heavy breathing. Felicity Jones stars in Gareth Edwards’ film as the leader of a Rebel mission to steal the plans for the Death ...

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Coming Soon: Paradise Garage, The Movie

New York City’s legendary gay nightclub, the Paradise Garage, will be the focus of upcoming film. Electronic Beats reports: Though it closed in 1987, New York’s Paradise Garage night club has left a lasting impression on dance music that can still be felt today. Along with the Warehouse in Chicago and Zanzibar in New Jersey, the Garage was a place ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #142 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone and a ship load of passengers battle the odds on a luxury liner going down in Andrew L. Stone’s spine tingling disaster film THE LAST VOYAGE (1960). Filmed on an actual liner that was sunk for the filming, the cast includes Oscar winners George Sanders as a distressed captain, Edmund O’Brien as a panicked ...

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Oliver Stone Promotes Snowden With PSA Urging Patrons To Turn Off Phones In Movie Theaters [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: Oliver Stone wants you to turn off your smartphone while you’re in a theater watching a movie — which he surely thinks should probably be his upcoming Snowden, but that’s beside the point. Or is it? The Oscar-winning filmmaker taped a new PSA which, by the way, debuted in front of a screening of Snowden held during Comic-Con ...

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Hollywood Dubbing Legend Marni Nixon Dies At 86

The New York Times reports: Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of ...

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TRAILER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rolling Stone recaps: Fox offered up a new trailer for their Rocky Horror Picture Show remake during their Comic-Con panel on Thursday. In the clip, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox – who plays Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania,” in the film – vamps it up to one of the musical’s signature tunes, “The Time ...

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Director Garry Marshall Dies At Age 81

Variety recaps: Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday in Burbank, Calif. of complications from pneumonia following a stroke. He was 81. Marshall went from being TV ...

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Swag Tuesday: Make America Fabulous Again Hats

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight, we’ve got ten Make America Fabulous Again hats in celebration of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which opens nationwide on Friday. Enter to win by commenting on this post. Winners will be notified by 6PM Thursday via Disqus. Below enjoy some behind-the-scenes clips about the making of the film. Here’s the press blurb: Enter to win an ...

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TRAILER: La La Land

The Independent recaps: Prepare to have your heart stolen; whisked away to lose itself within the dizzying lights of Tinseltown. The first trailer for musical La La Land has dropped and, boy, is it a charmer. Soundtracked to the soft, crooning vocals of star Ryan Gosling performing an original song from the film, “City of Stars”, the trailer promises a ...

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TRAILER: Loving

Vanity Fair recaps: Sick of the summer box-office doldrums? Focus Features is here to bolster your belief in important, non-franchise filmmaking with the first trailer for Loving, a powerful biopic about Richard and Mildred Loving—the interracial couple who changed the course of American history by fighting for their right to be married in the 1960s. From filmmaker Jeff Nichols, Loving ...

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TRAILER: Tallulah

Entertainment Weekly recaps: Juno co-stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney are teaming up to care for a baby yet again, but with fewer laughs this time around. The first trailer for the upcoming Netflix dramedy Tallulah sees a homeless young woman named Lu (Page) posing as a housekeeper and taking a baby away from negligent mother Carolyn (Tammy Blanchard) after ...

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PORTLAND: Trump Supporter Faces 40 Years In Prison After Threatening Protesters With Gun [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Michael Strickland, the right-wing agitator and Trump supporter seen in this video brandishing a gun at a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally, has been charged with two class A felonies after being arrested and initially released Friday morning on his own recognizance without bail. At his arraignment today at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland Strickland ...

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Sulu To Be Revealed As Gay In New Star Trek Film

From Australia’s Herald Sun: One of the best loved characters in the Star Trek universe has been revealed to be gay. Helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho, is shown in Star Trek Beyond as the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner. And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion — it’s just not ...

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TRAILER: Imperium

Business Insider recaps: If anyone is still making Harry Potter jokes about Daniel Radcliffe, they won’t be after seeing the British actor in the first trailer for “Imperium.” The thriller, which is inspired by a true story, features Radcliffe as Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a white supremacist terrorist group. Radcliffe, sporting ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #141 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Roz Russell lead a bevy of MGM beauties in George Cukor’s comedy classic “The Women”. Based on a play by Claire Booth Luce, with a screenplay by Anita Loos, it also stars Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Marjorie Main, the delightful Mary Boland and an all female cast who deliver some of the wittiest ...

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TRAILER: Voyage Of Time

This one will definitely get me to fork out the IMAX bucks. Slate recaps: Few projects in the history of filmmaking have spent as long gestating as Terrence Malick’s IMAX movie The Voyage of Time, which explores our universe “billions of years in the making” and took about as long to produce. But after decades of stops and starts and ...

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TRAILER: Sully

Slate recaps: Tom Hanks is in full voice-of-authority mode in the trailer for Sully, Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film about Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, saving everyone aboard. The landing, from the plane’s initial encounter with a flock of geese to touchdown, took only three minutes and ended with everyone ...

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