Sam Levine

  • 5 Movie Sequels That Changed the Movie Industry Forever

    Sequels can make or break prospective film franchises, but these five films proved that a film's initial follow-up can have a profound effect on cinema.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Force Friday Brings 'Star Wars' Fans Together Not In Theatres But In Toy Stores

    Video Tonight at midnight, countless Star Wars fans will be camped outside waiting for the midnight bell. They will be in lines, huddled together, and presumably swapping stories, anecdotes, and favorite personal recollections related to the Star Wars saga. But they will not be waiting in line for…

    Forbes
  • Check Out The First Pictures From The Angry Birds Movie

    ‘Angry Birds’, the game that riveted three billion people to their smartphones, is heading to the big screen and now we have our first look at the birds and pigs that will be facing off. The first cartoon renderings of the creatures have been unveiled in Entertainment Weekly by Rovio, the game’s…

    Ben Arnold
  • A trash-fueled DeLorean—just like in “Back to the Future”—will soon cruise through Tokyo

    In the Back to the Future film series that kicked off in 1985, a time-traveling DeLorean used garbage as fuel. That idea stuck with Michihiko Iwamoto, who saw the movie as a young man and now, at 51, is CEO of Jeplan, a Tokyo firm focused on recycling-related technologies. Now Jeplan has teamed up…

    Quartz Non-Hosted
  • DreamWorks to split from Disney: industry source

    Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks film studio plans to part ways with Disney when their distribution tie-up ends in a year's time, an industry source told AFP on Wednesday. Trade reports suggest Spielberg is looking to negotiate a new partnership with more favorable terms, boosted by the runaway…

    AFP Relax News
  • Justin Bieber Explains Crying, Sings Country and Performs "What Do You Mean" on 'Tonight Show'

    "Last time I was at an awards show, I was booed," the pop star told Jimmy Fallon about why he was so appreciative of the VMAs crowd.

    The Hollywood Reporter
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    The hype building over Star Wars toys

    Entertainment journalist Katrina Szish on the mounting hype for the new Star Wars movie and the merchandising associated with the film.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Dry Shampoo

    The Olsens' hair is a little more attainable thanks to a new addition to their Elizabeth and James Nirvana line.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Studio denies 'Concussion' film softened to appease NFL

    Sony Pictures on Wednesday hit back at a New York Times report saying it had "softened" the upcoming Will Smith movie "Concussion" to avoid antagonizing the National Football League. The movie due for release in December tells the story of Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu,…

    AFP
  • Paul Haggis On Sweating Awards Season: “It’s So Childish”

    We all hate being judged — or, at least I do — but most of us don’t have that as a months-long requirement. If you’re a filmmaker though, that’s half your year. Double Oscar winner Paul Haggis ( Crash) has some experience with that, and in an exclusive clip from this week’s episode of…

    Deadline
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    Sooraj and Athiya on DID (7 photos)

    The stars of our industry leave no stone unturned when it comes to promotions of their movie. We see them running in and out cities and countries around the world just to reach their target audience. We caught the debutant stars of the movie ‘Hero’ on Dance India Dance.

    Yahoo India Movies
  • Tom Hardy Is Now The Joint Favourite To Be The Next James Bond

    Tom Hardy is now one of the top favourites to take over from Daniel Craig once he relinquishes his role as James Bond. The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ star is now sitting at 4/1 with bookmakers William Hill, putting him level with Idris Elba. - 26 actors who could be the next Bond - Is Daniel Craig almost…

    Ben Arnold
  • FCC Votes To Review Rules That It Says Help Broadcasters In Retrans Disputes

    The FCC took another step today toward helping cable and satellite companies negotiate retransmission deals with broadcasters — something that Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed last month. Regulators voted to review their so-called "totality of the circumstances test" to determine whether station…

    Deadline
  • Restoration Watch: Alger Theater Seeks Public Support for Restoration

    Photo via Friends of the Alger Theater A group working to restore the Alger Theater into a movie house with a public mission is looking for crowd-sourcing help via Patronicity. The Friends of the Alger Theater campaign, aimed at restoring...

    Curbed Detroit
  • Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will have 'an evening of fun' together this November

    Stephen Colbert is going to interview J.J. Abrams in Newark as part of a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival — and if you want in on the action, you'll have to move fast. Colbert and Abrams' conversation — which is being branded a "celebrity nerd-off" — is supposed to be "a wide-ranging,…

    The Verge
  • Rare VOD Glimpse: Radius Says ‘Before We Go’ Grosses $1.5M+ Ahead Of Theatrical Bow

    EXCLUSIVE: Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go from Radius-TWC , is coming off its ultra-VOD window with a notable $1.53M prior to its 15-city domestic opening on Friday. Since its July 21 availability on cable and digital platforms,  Before We Go is the first pre-theatrical film this…

    Deadline
  • Warner Bros Closes On Thriller Pitch ‘Heist’; Chris & Charlie Frazier To Pen Script

    EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and writer-producer Nico Mastorakis have closed a deal on Mastorakis’ feature film pitch, tentatively called Heist. Details remain undisclosed for now, though the idea is the portrayal of a “daring” and “unbelievable” heist. Chris Frazier and Charlie Frazier have been…

    Deadline
  • Glenn Morshower Joins Supergirl Cast As General Sam Lane

    This article, Glenn Morshower Joins Supergirl Cast As General Sam Lane, originally appeared on CBS.com.There's a new general in town, and he's bringing a whole lot of experience along with him.  Glenn Morshower, who is known for his roles in X-Men: First Class, Moneyball, and Transformers: Dark of…

    CBS.com