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  • 12 Magic Movie Moments That Happened By Mistake

    What should have happened: In a climactic scene of Chris Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, The Joker (Heath Ledger) casually walks away from the hospital, detonating the bombs he’s planted causing a huge explosion. Ledger never breaking character, stopped, gave the detonator a comical shake, tried the…

    Tom Butler
  • Chris Evans Wants to Extend Contract With Marvel

    The actor who plays Captain America wants to continue playing the role at Marvel.

    Comicvine
  • James Franco to Teach High School Film Course

    The actor announced on social media that he will be teaching at Palo Alto High School.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • These Two Brothers Are the Hottest New Movie Moguls in Hollywood

    The No. 2 movie in America, War Room, had a budget of only $3.5 million, but made more than triple that in its opening weekend. Second only to Straight Outta Compton, the faith-based film about a crumbling marriage made $11 million its first weekend out, and it's helping turn two brothers into…

    ETonline
  • Relativity Bankruptcy: Justice Department Official Argues Against Bonus Pay

    Employee salary bonuses proposed as part of the Relativity Media bankruptcy should be denied because they are designed to retain executives and other workers and not to encourage a more optimal sales price when the company is auctioned Oct. 1, the U.S. Trustee’s office argued in a legal filing…

    Variety
  • Tye White Joins OWN’s ‘Greenleaf’; Joe Dinicol In ‘Blindspot’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

    Tye White ( Drumline: A New Beat) has been cast as a series regular on OWN’s megachurch drama series Greenleaf, from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV. Greenleaf focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch Greenleaf World Ministries, where…

    Deadline
  • New ‘Transporter’ movie takes on reigning champ ‘Straight Outta Compton’

    “The Transporter Refueled” didn’t get great reviews, but social media buzz and advance sales suggest it could surprise “Straight Outta Compton,” which remains the favorite to win the box-office title for ...

    MarketWatch
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    Star Wars fans feel merchandise force

    Star Wars fans feel the force of Disney merchandising as a new generation of intergalactic toys to mark the latest movie goes on sale around this planet. Grace Pascoe reports.

    Reuters Videos
  • An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

    When Alex Gibney premiered Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine at SXSW, a group of Apple employees in the audience walked out. In March, our own Bryan Bishop called it an "unflinching look at the emotional shrapnel people took when they were part of Jobs’ life," and that focus sets it apart from the…

    The Verge
  • I See You -- Thoughts on Workplace Mentoring

    In the movie Avatar, people greet each other with "I See You," In the Na'vi language. "To see" is a cornerstone of Na'vi philosophy. "It is to open the mind and heart to the present, and embrace Pandora as if encountering it for the very first time."I think about the scenes from the movie and the…

    Huffington Post
  • The 10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever

    Few people realize these stocks exist. But many of the richest, most successful investors have been cashing in on them for decades. Now you can too...

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  • E.J. Bonilla’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Gets November Release

    Singapore-based Vega Baby has acquired North American rights to the New York-set crime film “The House That Jack Built,” Variety has learned exclusively. E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Saundra Santiago and Leo Minaya star in the movie, directed by Henry Barrial from a script by the late Joseph…

    Variety
  • How did you get that job: producing hit television shows Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and Louie

    Skidmore studied film, but also worked on more films outside of school than most people I met. The most memorable experience we had with them was the St. Marks episode, which we did as the finale of the second season.

    The Verge
  • Anne Hathaway, 32, Is Already Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

    In Hollywood, 32 is apparently over the hill. "I can't complain about it because I benefited from it," Hathaway says. Obviously, Hathaway isn't the first victim of ageism in Hollywood: Earlier this year, Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed she'd been told that, at 37, she was "too old" to the play the love…

    TV Guide
  • Netflix makes big splash in Venice's film lagoon

    By Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - Venice may be the world's oldest film festival, but this year it is pioneering what may well become the future of cinema as Netflix screens two films here, one of them its first feature and a contender for the top prize. "Beasts of No Nation" stars Idris Elba --…

    Reuters
  • New ‘LatinHeat Cinema’ Streaming Service to Launch

    Latin Heat Media LLC and non-profit org American Latino Theatre (ALT) have joined forces to launch LatinHeat Cinema, a streaming service aimed at both the 54 million-strong U.S. Latino market as well as international auds. The new platform addresses the paucity of distribution opportunities for…

    Variety
  • Restless nights? Smart devices may help ease you through the twilight hours

    Samsung's Sleep Sense can be placed underneath the mattress at night where it can monitor heartbeat, breathing and movements. Data is transmitted to a tablet, where it will be ready for analysis over breakfast, the head of Samsung's digital products, Yoon C. Lee, said. Sleep Sense could also be…

    Reuters
  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

    The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. ...

    Associated Press