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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. In this dramatic transformation, he appears worryingly gaunt in the face with long grey wispy hair hidden underneath a baseball cap. In…

    Yahoo Magazines Original
  • Fugitive Arrested After Cops See Him Acting In Horror Film

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie.The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1JqhmOs ) that 44-year-old Jason Stange, a convicted bank robber, plays a leading role in the…

    Huffington Post
  • Adam Sandler: 5 Reasons He’s No Longer a Movie Star

    Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, “Pixels,” opened over the weekend to a mediocre $24 million, a disappointing result for the $88 million project. Sandler’s latest box office lemon comes on the heels of “The Cobbler” (Sandler’s lowest-grossing title ever, which opened to just…

    Variety
  • Jonathan Pollard Spy Movie in the Works

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret…

    Variety
  • How to Make a Movie: Part II, Filming

    Putting your story on camera is the part where everything you've written comes to life. Find out the best and easiest way to do it here!

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Documentary Filmmakers On Why They Love Netflix – TCA

    Netflix this morning held a TCA panel in which several of its trophied documentary filmmakers talked about their experience having projects distributed by the streaming service. Not surprisingly, they raved about it. Jill Bauer, director-producer of Hot Girls Wanted , told TV critics that the…

    Deadline
  • The Fight for Authenticity in Southpaw

    Our lead makeup artist, Liz Bernstrom, had a problem -- and it was entirely my fault. While shooting one of the fight scenes on our Pittsburgh set of Southpaw, she was having a nearly impossible time keeping the fake blood on our actors' faces and bodies. Keep in mind, when you're shooting a movie…

    Huffington Post
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    Jake Gyllenhaal: I want fighters to watch it

    Actor Jake Gyllenhaal opened up about his latest film Southpaw, in which he takes on the role of a boxer who loses his wife and custody of their daughter.

    Zoomin TV
  • California Film & TV Tax Credits: Second Round Sees 254 Big-Screen Submissions

    Just three days after the latest application period closed for some of the $330 million that the Golden State has allocated for film and television tax incentives, it seems we have some contenders. There were 254 projects submitted for the $55.2 million allocated this round for features films. Of…

    Deadline
  • Jimmy Kimmel Wears Bridesmaid Dress to Help the Bachelorette Pick Wedding Gown

    Kaitlyn Bristowe and her fiance promised Kimmel they will be together in a year — or they'll pay him $1,000.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Relativity in Ruins: Is it Too Late for Ryan Kavanaugh to Save His Studio?

    Hollywood’s latest evangelist blew into town without a film degree or a single production credit, but armed with abundant smarts, a knack for salesmanship and buckets of charm. Even Ryan Kavanaugh’s shock of red hair assured he got noticed in any room he entered. Eleven years later, Relativity…

    Variety
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    Chinese Companies Funding U.S. Movies, Is It a Trend?

    July 27 -- Box Office Media Managing Editor Daniel Loria discusses the movies, the box office and the funding of U.S. movies. He speaks on "Market Makers."

    Bloomberg Video
  • Diane Keaton To Star In ‘The Young Pope’ Series For HBO, Sky & Canal+

    Diane Keaton is set to star opposite Jude Law in Paolo Sorrentino-directed series  The Young Pope, a joint production of HBO, Sky and Canal +. Filming begins this week on the eight-episode series, which tells the fictional story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius XIII (Law), born Lenny…

    Deadline
  • 'Monkey King' breaks 'Kung Fu Panda 2' record in China as 'Monster Hunt' surges

    Box-office records continued to drop like flies last week in China as the homegrown "Monkey King: Hero Is Back" surpassed "Kung Fu Panda 2" to become the top-grossing animated film ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Locarno Fest Reveals Titles Of First Look On Israeli Cinema Pics-In-Post Showcase

    The Locarno Film Festival has revealed the six titles that have made the cut for its First Look On Israeli Cinema pics-in-post showcase. Formerly known as Carte Blanche, Locarno’s First Look will provide Israel’s vibrant film industry with a prominent platform where directors and producers will…

    Variety
  • 6 of the Most Anticipated Upcoming Superhero Movies

    There are tons of comic book movies due out in the next few years. However, these 6 stand above the rest as the ones we're most excited for.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • More Deadpool Set Photos are Released

    Check out the awesomeness from next year's film

    Comicvine