Hakeem Abdul-Samad

  • 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
  • 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 last…

    Deadline
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
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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
  • 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
  • ‘Lilyhammer’ Canceled After 3 Seasons On Netflix – TCA

    Netflix’s Norwegian drama series Lilyhammer will not be back for a fourth cycle. The streaming network today confirmed that Season 3 will be the last for the series which follows the exploits of former gangster Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) as he makes a new life under the federal…

    Deadline
  • Trevor Noah, Chelsea Handler, CBS News Braving TCA!

    Summer TV Press Tour 2015, or TCA as it's often called in honor of the TV Critics Association whose members swarm the semi-annual confab, promises to be especially yeasty. Sure, it has its usual post-Comic-Con challenges. What with that San Diego fan-fest having wrapped two full weeks earlier, TCA…

    Deadline
  • Off Broadway Review: Sports-Agent Story ‘King Liz’

    Playwright Fernanda Coppel has latched onto a hot topic in Second Stage Uptown’s “King Liz” — the alarming under-representation of female agents in major-league sports, and the formidable social, political, and economic obstacles they have to overcome to swim in the company of those high-grossing…

    Variety