Chad Hammes

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has a new Casey Jones, and the casting is perfect

    Arrow's Stephen Amell has been cast as Casey Jones in the upcoming sequel to the 2014 film, reports Variety. Paramount did not comment to Variety. The rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film was, to put it nicely, not nearly as bad as it could have been.

    Polygon
  • Latest Daredevil spot teases Marvel extended universe and the Defenders

    The latest Daredevil teaser from Netflix compares the Man Without Fear to Captain America. Where Cap came on the Marvel movie scene as the First Avenger, Daredevil will arrive as the First Defender, "The Defenders" being the name of the eventual team-up movie to come from Netflix's four Marvel…

    Polygon
  • Porsche blames driver in crash that killed actor Paul Walker

    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The driver was to blame in the fiery crash of a Porsche sports car that killed actor Paul Walker in California in 2013, not design defects with the car, attorneys for the German automaker said this week. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven…

    Reuters
  • 6 Amazing Albums Inspired by Movies

    These 6 albums were all inspired by films the artists viewed or worked on.

    The Cheat Sheet16 mins ago
  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.

    Associated Press
  • UTA Signs ‘The Office’ And ‘Hangover’ Star Ed Helms

    EXCLUSIVE: UTA has just signed Ed Helms, one of the strong names on the client lists of Jason Heyman and Martin Lesak, who were chief among the five comedy department brain trust agents who left CAA yesterday and joined UTA. Helms, star of The Office, The Hangover and We’re The Millers, next…

    Deadline
  • See the beginnings of NWA in new trailer for Straight Outta Compton

    The NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton hits theaters this summer, and a second trailer for the film is making its debut this afternoon. The first preview already introduced the world that the members of NWA are coming out of, and this second trailer hones in on the struggles that they're facing as…

    The Verge
  • Starz To Launch OTT Service Starz Play Arabia Across Middle East

    Starz officially launches Starz Play Arabia, its subscription online video service across 17 countries in the Middle East, on April 2. The service will carry Starz shows such as Black Sails and Spartacus, as well as other studio and indie content. The platform has been developed and launched in…

    Deadline
  • Sinatra centenary marked with new documentary

    Frank Sinatra tells his life story in his own words in a new documentary released this week as part of a year-long celebration to mark what would have been the singer's 100th birthday. The two-part "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All", which centers around Sinatra's 1971 retirement concert, uses old…

    Reuters
  • Japan's Toho Chooses Anime Masters to Direct 'Godzilla' Movie

    Hideaki Anno, creator of the cult anime series 'Evangelion,' and Shinji Higuchi, are promising the largest monster in the history of the franchise.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • We role-played Fast and Furious, and you can too

    The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Ludacris go for a birthday joy ride when suddenly they are ambushed by agents of a shadowy organization in souped-up Toyota Camrys. This is Fast and Furious 6.5, a special role-playing audio podcast adventure we made in honor of The Verge's new transportation hub, because…

    The Verge
  • Exit Hugh Jackman, Enter Josephine Baker: Cush Jumbo’s Changing Times

    One of the many things I never knew until I saw Cush Jumbo’s show Josephine And I is that Josephine Baker sang Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin'” at Carnegie Hall in a triumphant 1973 concert. She didn’t shed her clothes, shake a banana skirt or summon African spirits. She sang the song…

    Deadline
  • Telluride Names 'The Flamethrowers' Author Rachel Kushner as Guest Director

    A National Book Award nom is Telluride's latest literary big hitter named as guest director.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Rules Tightened for Foreign Content on China’s Online Video Platforms

    Unlicensed foreign films and TV series are to be removed from China’s powerful online video platforms beginning today. Under new regulations drafted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), which were announced in September last year and took effect…

    Variety
  • Vin Diesel says eighth Fast and Furious movie will be set in New York

    The Fast and Furious crew is headed to Manhattan. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel meant to promote Furious 7, which hits theaters Friday, Vin Diesel teased that an eighth installment — yet to be officially confirmed — will be set in New York. "But we really hired him because of a story that…

    The Verge
  • Agency Shakeup: Mass Defection to UTA Is a Major Blow to CAA’s Dominance

    In the space of a few hours on Tuesday, CAA suffered the biggest blow to its image as Hollywood’s invincible powerhouse since the agency was shaken 20 years ago by the departures of co-founders Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer. UTA has recruited at least 13 CAA agents to its fold, all of them focused…

    Variety
  • HBO Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Clocks 1.65M Viewers In Premiere

    Going Clear, HBO’s docu profiling eight former Church of Scientology members, clocked 1.65 million viewers in its Sunday premiere. The film opened theatrically in L.A., New York and San Francisco ahead of its HBO premiere and, of course, HBO does not issue same-day stats because, the network…

    Deadline
  • Rolls-Royce gets Inspired by Film with latest Wraith special

    The launch film for the Wraith was admitted into the National Archive of the British Film Institute, prompting Rolls-Royce to put out this special edition at the 2015 New York Auto Show."You like me, you really like me!"If Rolls-Royce could tune its exhaust note to speak those words, (in Sally…

    Autoblog
  • Late author Elmore Leonard's early short stories to be published

    A new collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard from early in the late American crime author's career will be released this summer, publisher William Morrow said on Tuesday. "Charlie Martz and Other Stories," to be published on June 16, will include 15 stories, 11 of which have never been…

    Reuters