Matthew Labyorteaux

  • Ben Affleck Survived 'Daredevil,' But Jennifer Garner Never Recovered From 'Elektra'

    It is not unusual for movie stars to meet and eventually fall in love and/or get married while on the set of what would turn out to be a pretty terrible movie. So the fact that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner met on the set of Daredevil is not more

    Forbes
  • What Happened To The Girl From Jaws’ Iconic Opening Scene?

    As the first victim of Bruce the Great White Shark in Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1975 blockbuster, Susan Backlinie (above) made an entire generation fear the ocean and what lurked beneath the water. Where is she now, on the 40th anniversary of ‘Jaws’? Breakfast is the the most important meal of the…

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  • Donald Trump Hits Univision With $500M Miss USA Lawsuit, Network Calls It “Ridiculous” – Update

    UPDATED from 2:23 PM with Univision statement:  He said last week that he would go after them in the courts and today the GOP Presidential candidate did just that. Donald Trump slammed Univision Tuesday with an over $500 million lawsuit over the Spanish-language network ending their plans on June…

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  • ‘Max’ Tops ‘Ted 2′ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ in TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Max” remained at the top of the list, marking the film’s second week as the movie backed by the biggest TV advertising budget. Reducing its expenditure almost a million dollars this week compared to last, Warner…

    Variety
  • History Lessons: Nic Uncaged at Cinema Detroit: Works by American Icon

    On Friday, June 26, Cinema Detroit hosts Nicolas Uncaged II: Another Celebration of Cinematic Excellence. While the mini film fest offers two films starring the Oscar winner—and the films fall into the acceptable-to-decent range of Mr. Cage's oeuvre—half the fun...

    Curbed Detroit
  • "Stories Worth Telling"

    Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.Robert AltmanSome people are movie buffs. Some aren't. But I defy you to find anyone who can't rattle off at least one movie line that at some point in their lives moved them, inspired them, tickled them, spoke to them in some special way, to the point…

    Huffington Post
  • How's That Hope and Change Working Out For Me? Just Fine, Thanks.

    I've never been a huge fan of "The Departed." It's a good movie, but I think it pales in comparison to Martin Scorcese's better films, movies like "Goodfellas", "Casino", and "Raging Bull."But "The Departed" does contain one of my favorite movie quotes of all time. Coincidentally, it's a line that…

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  • Pinewood Atlanta Studios pushes Pinewood Group to record revenue

    Operations at Pinewood Atlanta Studios are making a big impact on its parent company's bottom line. U.K.-based Pinewood Group reported record international revenue for 2014-2015. According to the company's announcement, the spike is partially "driven by the newly operational Pinewood Atlanta…

    American City Business Journals
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    Bravo Housewife Wonders Motive of New Castmates

    Vicki Gunvalson, the only remaining original cast member of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County,' explains why she's weary around new cast members on the show. (June 29)

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  • Here’s Why Tom Holland Was Cast As Spider-Man

    It’s no secret that Tom Holland has swung into action as Marvel’s next big screen Spider-Man… but why did he land the coveted role? During an interview with The L.A. Times, Marvel boss Kevin Feige explained exactly why they chose Tom Holland to be the next Peter Parker. Of course, it was rumoured…

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  • Focus Circles ‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Book of Henry’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Following the record-shattering success of “Jurassic World,” it’s no surprise how quickly a studio moved to ensure they were next in line to work with the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow. While negotiations have yet to begin, sources tell Variety that Focus Features is in discussions to acquire…

    Variety
  • Ellen DeGeneres' New Site Launches, Most Apparel Still "Coming Soon"

    But you can buy dog, bunny and goat tees. So there's that.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Don Harris Leaving Paramount as President of U.S. Distribution

    Don Harris is leaving Paramount to pursue other opportunities after four years as president of domestic distribution. Harris, who previously worked at DreamWorks and as head film buyer for the AMC Theaters chain, will be staying through the July 31 release of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.”…

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    Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Triumph at BETs

    The BET Awards have just been handed out in Los Angeles, with a host of the musical A-list attending. Here we look at who picked up trophies, with Beyonce Knowles and Nicki Minaj doing well.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Star Trek Beyond is officially the next Star Trek movie

    Director Justin Lin confirmed on Twitter last night that the third installment of the Star Trek series will be called Star Trek Beyond. The film, now in production in Vancouver, will feature the return of Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and Idris Elba. The title echoes Lin's…

    The Verge
  • ‘Creed’ Trailer: Latest ‘Rocky’ Sequel Enters The Ring And This One Has Punch

    This is two minutes and forty three seconds of just pure sublimity. It’s Ryan Coogler’s  Creed, the MGM/New Line film that Warner Bros will release this fall. This isn’t just another installment of Rocky. After Coogler and Michael B Jordan teamed on the Sundance sensation  Fruitvale Station,…

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  • Sony to Raise $3.58 Billion of Fresh Funds

    Japan’s Sony Corp is to raise a total of $3.58 billion (JPY440 billion) from a share and bond offering.

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