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  • ‘Les Miserables’ Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

    Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died after falling off his mother’s fire escape. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste made Broadway history as the understudy for “Les Miserables” character Jean Valjean. When Jean-Baptiste stepped into the role, he became both the youngest actor to do so and the first…

    Variety
  • 'Straight Outta Compton' wins top spot again; 'War Room' exceeds expectations

    "Straight Outta Compton" continued its streak on top of the box office, and the faith-based drama "War Room" exceeded expectations with a No. 2 debut.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Watch THR's Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof and More

    THR's Emmy season roundtables air on SundanceTV and stream at THR.com. The shows air Sunday at 8 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV, 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 11 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 10 of the Greatest Stop Motion Films Ever Made

    Stop motion films are some of the most creative out there, and here are some of the best ones ever made.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • From disc to device: Under Blu-ray's next Digital Bridge

    The promise of a simple way to watch your DVD and Blu-ray discs on your phone or tablet has long eluded studios. Now the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray format has a new method called Digital Bridge. Will it work?

    CNET
  • Shooting for Change in Western Sahara

    You can't eat the movies. But the cinema might provide something else for the refugees of Western Sahara.

    Ozy
  • Los Angeles Strikes 2024 Olympic Bid Deal With USOC

    Los Angeles is trying to join London as the second three-time host.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Box Office: 'Terminator Genisys' Crosses $400 Million Worldwide

    Image courtesy of Paramount/Viacom and Skydance Productions Terminator Genisys has crossed $320 million overseas for a $409 million worldwide total, becoming the first American film to cross $400 million worldwide absent a $100 million+ domestic cume.  Thanks to a pretty strong first week in China,…

    Forbes58 mins ago
  • ‘Community’ Stunt Coordinator Ben Scott On Choreographing Bits For Laughs – Emmys

    Stunt coordinator Ben Scott has followed up such SAG Award-winning work in X-Men: First Class with his now Emmy-nominated role in the stunts for Yahoo!'s Community. The comedy came with a certain set of challenges. "This one scene we did required one of our leads to wear six, good-sized bullet…

    Deadline
  • Justin Timberlake and Jonathan Demme Join Forces for Concert Film

    Pop prince Justin Timberlake has teamed up with director Jonathan Demme for a film about Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour. According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Demme shot Timberlake’s final stop on the 134-date tour on Jan. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “It’s very…

    Variety
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  • Mill Valley Film Festival to Debut Two Films

    The California Film Institute has announced that the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival will host the world premiere of “A Light Beneath Their Feet” and the U.S. premiere of “Angelica.” The films will both debut on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the CineArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, Calif., and will be followed…

    Variety
  • 4 Ways Quentin Tarantino Changed the Way Movies are Made

    Over his lengthy career, Quentin Tarantino has proven himself to belong in an elite tier of directors. In doing so, he's changed filmmaking as we know it forever.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Hackers Up Attacks On Media, Showbiz

    Computer hackers’ efforts to penetrate and disrupt media and entertainment networks were up sharply in the quarter that ended June 30, major Internet security company Verisign reported. Media and entertainment companies represented 20% of Verisign’s work in the quarter to thwart or minimize attacks…

    Deadline
  • A Rock-Star Myth, Now Available for EDM

    “Sounds have souls,” the wise DJ James (Wes Bentley) tells his apprentice, Cole (Zac Efron), midway through the surprisingly watchable new drama We Are Your Friends. He says this not to assert the soulfulness of the computerized whooshing and burbling and thumping sounds that power the electronic…

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  • 8 Marvel and DC Comic Books Worth Big Money

    Nowadays, we recognize many of our favorite heroes from summer blockbusters. But how much are the comics where they first appeared worth on the open market?

    The Cheat Sheet
  • 'Amelie' Musical Star Previews Show's "Fantasy Feel" and "Vocal Fireworks" (Q&A)

    "It seemed to me like something that would translate perfectly into a musical because of her moments of fantasy," Samantha Barks tells THR. "If you completely loved the film, you’re going to love the musical."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ Casts Ryan Simpkins

    Ryan Simpkins is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” in which she’ll play their teenage daughter. Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation.…

    Variety
  • The Trump Monster from the GOP's Id

    Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, Forbidden Planet, featuring the likes of Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot? To the sci-fi aficionado, it was in a league of its own and according to Gene Roddenberry an inspiration for the Star Trek franchise.Do you…

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