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  • Cary Fukunaga Offers New Details on Why ‘It’ Remake Fell Apart

    For a cover story this week on “Beasts of No Nation,” Cary Fukunaga explained to Variety why he bailed this summer on New Line’s horror movie remake of Stephen King’s “It.” Fukunaga had already written a script with Chase Palmer on the project, which he first boarded in 2012 (it started at Warner…

    Variety
  • Boba Fett escapes his fate in stunning, high-quality 'Star Wars' fan trailer

    After being trapped for 30 years in the Great Pit of Carkoon, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett makes a death defying escape.

    Hitfix
  • Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.

    Associated Press8 mins ago
  • Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends 'Concussion'

    The question surrounds just how hard-hitting is ''Concussion,'' a film due out in December that dramatizes the forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, who uncovered the fatal effects that repeated head trauma has had on many NFL players. After a New York Times report on Tuesday, based on leaked…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • China censors approve first film about gay couple

    China has approved for release the first film with gay principal characters, the movie's director said, in what some are calling a breakthrough in the country's heavily-censored media. Director Wang Chao announced on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, that censors had given "Seek McCartney"…

    AFP
  • ‘Ashby’ Exclusive: First Look at Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts & Mickey Rourke as a Former CIA Assassin

    Hitting theaters and On Demand on Sept. 25 is the new dramedy, Ashby, starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, and Sarah Silverman -- and ET has your first look at the film. In the film, Wolff plays Ed, a high school teenager who befriends Ashby (Rourke), his neighbor and a former CIA…

    ETonline
  • SXSW Short ‘Melville’ Being Developed As TV Series Exec Produced By Michael Strahan

    Melville, a 15-minute film which debuted at SXSW 2015 that explores a man struggling with internal fears and the powerful, cathartic way he contends with them, is being developed as a TV series. Michael Strahan, host of Live With Kelly And Michael and a panelist on Fox NFL Sunday, has come aboard…

    Deadline
  • Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods ... An Important Film

    Nick Nolte grabs this film and walks away with honors. Every second that he is on screen is memorable. A Walk in the Woods is a sensitive, delicate, seamless comedy. Not the guffawing laugh fest implied in its horrible trailer. No, A Walk in the Woods will leave you filled with gratitude and warmth…

    Huffington Post
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    Bryan Cranston on 'Better Call Saul': "It's Like Another Dish Created by the Same Chef"

    The 'Breaking Bad' star shares his thoughts on creator Vince Gilligan's latest television triumph.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Rebekah Brooks Returns to News Corp.

    Rebekah Brooks, the News Corp. executive who came under scrutiny as part of an investigation of the company’s involvement in phone hacking, is returning to the fold in a senior position. She has been named chief executive officer of News Corp. U.K., the same post she held before stepping down amid…

    Variety
  • South Korea Selects ‘The Throne’ as Oscar Contender

    "The Throne," a period drama directed by Lee Joon-ik, has been selected by Korea as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards.

    Variety
  • ‘Black Mass’ Tops TV Ad Spending Charts

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, Warner Bros. put “Black Mass” on top of the TV ad spending list. The Johnny Depp film, based on notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, replaces “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” which dropped to second after…

    Variety
  • A Guide To Every Upcoming Movie in the DC Cinematic Universe

    The DC Cinematic Universe is sure to bring a fresh take to the genre. It all starts with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.

    GameSpot
  • Spielberg's DreamWorks to split from Disney - Hollywood Reporter

    Spielberg's take on "The BFG," based on British author Roald Dahl's 1982 book, is scheduled for release on July 1. A spokeswoman for Disney declined to comment. Universal Studios and DreamWorks did not respond to request for comment.

    Reuters
  • Is Tom Hardy the Next James Bond?

    A betting war is brewing across the pond for who will be the next James Bond. BoyleSports, an online bookmaker based in Ireland, has polled a new contender to take over the franchise, following Daniel Craig’s eventual departure. The name is Hardy. Tom Hardy. “The Next James Bond market has…

    Variety