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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks Lead Star-Studded Tribute to Paul Newman

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:43

Aloe Blacc tells THR how he's inspired by the late actor and philanthropist who founded the SeriousFun Children's Network of camps for kids with serious illnesses, which Monday night's Lincoln Center gala benefited.

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Vince Vaughn, 'Unfinished Business' Co-Stars Pose for Ridiculous Stock Photos

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:20

Getty and Fox team up for 'Unfinished Business' stunt.

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Learn the History of Superheroes From Stan Lee Himself

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:03

A new online course teams the Marvel co-creator with 'Batman' movie producer Michael Uslan

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'Unfinished Business': Vince Vaughn and Co-Stars Pose for Stock Photos

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:00

Getty and Fox team up for 'Unfinished Business' stunt.

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'LEGO Back to the Future' Short Recreates Clock Tower Scene

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:31

Fans disappointed that they missed out on collecting LEGO's DeLorean Time Machine set from Back to The Future can still enjoy the Doc Brown and Marty McFly minifigs as they set out to send Marty back home! The Macro LEGO Universe has recreated the iconic Clock Tower scene from the first movie brick by brick. And it finds the pair literally trying to capture lightening in a bottle deep in the heart of a beautifully reconstructed Hill Valley!

The LEGO Back to The Future short was shot at Brick 2014 in London, the giant LEGO extravaganza that pulls in collectors and kids from all around the world. Utilized in the short is the DeLorean time machine set with fold-up wheels, flux capacitor and more, as chosen by LEGO CUUSOO members. You can see the toy in detail: clickHere Sadly, it is no longer available at the moment. And if you want the Clock Tower set to be officially offered for sale by LEGO you'll have to bombard the company with your requests. The good thing is: They do listen!

Macro Lego Universe has created many memorable scenes from hit movies including Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Breaking Bad and The Simpsons. Back to The Future is their latest effort, as they bring all their charm and humor to one of the most memorable scenes from the entire trilogy. You can check it out in all it's LEGO glory in the embed here:

Back to The Future was released July 3rd, 1985 and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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Joe and Anthony Russo Sign First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:24

The directing team behind 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' begin their deal in April.

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'Self/less' Video Sets Up Ryan Reynolds Sci-Fi Thriller

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:06

With the July 31 release date just a few months away, Focus Features has started a viral campaign for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Self/less, which should mean that the first trailer is right around the corner. While we wait for the first footage to debut, the studio has released a viral clip that introduces us to Phoenix Biogenic, the leader in "consciousness transfer technology." This facility is used in Self/less by the wealthy who want to transfer their minds into a different "vessel."

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

The viral site PhoenixBiogenic has also been launched, where users can explore the different "vessels" their consciousness can be transferred to, and take a look at the state-of-the-art facilities where this all takes place. Tarsem Singh directs this sci-fi thriller, which co-stars Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Derek Luke and Victor Garber. Check out the viral video and photos below, and stay tuned for the first trailer.

Self/less comes to theaters July 31st, 2015 and stars Matthew Goode, Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Dockery, Ben Kingsley, Sam Page, Natalie Martinez, Jesica Ahlberg, Mariana Paola Vicente. The film is directed by Tarsem Singh.

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David Ellison's Skydance Names Anne Globe Chief Marketing Officer

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:00

The veteran executive did a long stint at DreamWorks Animation.

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Box-Office Milestone: 'The Imitation Game' Crosses $200 Million Globally

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:32

The Oscar-winning historical drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing.

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'Sneakerheadz' Trailer Delves Into Sneaker Culture

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:18

The sneaker culture is a rabid and fascinating one, with many obsessive tennis shoe freaks coming together in the first trailer for Sneakerheadz. The film has received the Documentary Spotlight at SXSW, and will premiere there this year with four screenings starting on Monday, March 16. To check out the full schedule: clickHere

Sneakerheadz sets out to ask one of the most challenging questions facing any shoe collector: To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to score a pair of Retro Jordan 11s to camping for days in sub zero temperatures for the latest Nike Foamposites. How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? From the shares of Cali to the congested streets of Tokyo, Sneakerheadz examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don't just want to admire art, they want to wear it.

Directed and produced by Academy Award nominated producer David T. Friendly (Little Miss Sunshine) and award-winning music and video producer Mick Partridge, the feature documentary explores the growing phenomenon of "sneaking collecting and showcasing," featuring cultural icons such as Rob Dyrdek, Samantha Ronson, Mike Epps, and Wale. If you're not heading to SXSW this year, you can get a sneak peek at Sneakerheadz in the recently released trailer:

Sneakerheadz comes to theaters in 2015. The film is directed by David T. Friendly, Mick Partridge.

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Tribeca 2015 unveils first wave

Film Industry News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:07
Top brass at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) presented by AT&T have announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition and Viewpoints selections.
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Tribeca Film Festival Announces First Half of Lineup

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:00

Among the 51 titles named so far are 'The Adderall Diaries' with James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris and Cynthia Nixon; and 'Franny' with Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James.

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'Dead Rising: Watchtower' Clip Shows a Zombie Outbreak

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:20

You want zombies? Dead Rising: Watchtower has zombies! Legendary and Crackle have released the first clip from this video game adaptation, which finds a pair of roving reporters dealing with the first very scary stages of a viral outbreak that turns human beings into flesh-starved animated corpses. What starts out as an innocent seizure soon turns into a blood-splattered rage attack. Will Jesse Metcalfe be able to make it out alive?

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie apocalypse. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story's narrative, which soon turns into a vicious bloodbath of terror.

Dead Rising: Watchtower is debuting only on Crackle starting March 27. Joining Jesse Metcalfe for this wild ride are Rob Riggle, Virginia Madsen, Keegan Connor Tracy, Harley Morenstein and Dennis Haysbert. With the Dead Rising game franchise selling over 7.6 million copies, you can be sure that this will be a streaming hit!

Dead Rising: Watchtower will be released March 27th, 2015 and stars Rob Riggle, Virginia Madsen, Keegan Connor Tracy, Harley Morenstein, Aleks Paunovic, Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Meghan Ory. The film is directed by Zach Lipovsky.

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First-look photo: Snowden

Film Industry News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:03
Open Road Films has released the first image from Oliver Stone’s upcoming drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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'Ex Machina' Trailer: Oscar Isaac Builds a Female Cyborg

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:22

Following the first trailer released back in October, A24 Films has released the second trailer for Ex Machina, arriving in theaters April 10. Before Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson can be seen in December's highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actors play much different roles in this sci-fi thriller about the world's first truly-advanced piece of A.I. technology. Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina.

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.

In addition, A24 Films has also released a new poster for Ex Machina, which co-stars Corey Johnson, Deborah Rosan, Evie Wray and Sonoya Mizuno. For those heading to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Ex Machina will have its world premiere out of competition on Saturday, March 14. Take a look at the latest traielr and one-sheet below.

Ex Machina comes to theaters April 10th, 2015 and stars Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Corey Johnson, Chelsea Li, Deborah Rosan, Evie Wray. The film is directed by Alex Garland.

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'Cinderella' Screening to Benefit 10-Year Old Miles Lin's I Dream of Fish

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:17

The youngster is the son of well-known film producer Dan Lin.

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U.K. Box Office: 'Exotic Marigold' Sequel Topples 'Fifty Shades'

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:06

The British retiree comedy humbled the erotic adaptation in its third week.

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'Avengers 2' Captain America Poster with Chris Evans

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:59

Avengers: Age of Ultron star Robert Downey Jr. kicked off Marvel's daily reveal of new character posters last week, which came with a message that something big was going to be announced in eight days, which is this Thursday, March 6. As we found out yesterday, the third trailer for this Marvel Phase Two sequel will be revealed on that date, airing on ABC during the series premiere of American Crime. Today, the poster campaign continues with Chris Evans revealing the Captain America one-sheet through his Twitter page.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program,&#160things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

With today's one-sheet, we now have the full Avengers team of posters, with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). With two days left before the trailer premiere, it's possible we will also get new one-sheets featuring Ultron (James Spader) and Vision (Paul Bettany), or perhaps the sibling duo Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Or, perhaps we'll get all of the above. What characters do you hope are featured on tomorrow's posters?

Fun way to reveal these, Marvel! Enjoy! Less than 2 months away!

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 3, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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'James Bond' Fan Film from 'Power Rangers' Bootleg Producer

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:51

One week ago today, producer Adi Shankar released the latest entry in his Bootleg Universe short film collection, Power/Rangers, which ended up being ensnared in legal complications and was removed for a short period of time, before returning online over the weekend. Today, Adi Shankar keeps his Bootleg Universe going by tackling the James Bond franchise with his new fan film In Service of Nothing. The short is actually presented as an animated pre-visualization for a live-action movie, set in the present day but following Sean Connery's 007, with Christopher Gee voicing/impersonating Bond, decades after he retired and MI6 forgave his transgressions. Here's how the short is described on Adi Shankar's YouTube page.

"In this Unauthorized "Bootleg Universe" One-Shot, an aging James Bond struggles to find his place in a self absorbed world without boarders, where service to one's nation is an antiquated concept. Presented to you as a pre-visulation motion storyboard.

The producer also had this to say about In Service of Nothing:

"I always wondered what would happen to James Bond in his old age and in our borderless world. I'm not referring to the Bond we've seen in recent films, that incarnation is closer to Jason Bourne meets Batman. I'm referring to the swanky, alcoholic, serial killer, with mommy issues that we saw in films like Dr. No and Goldfinger. How would he find a sense of purpose in a self absorbed and impersonal modern world once his license to kill has been revoked?"

Tyler Gibb wrote and directed In Service of Nothing, with Adi Shankar producing and the voice cast rounded out by Fryda Wolff, Damien C. Haas, Gregory Hardigan and Rachel Kimsey. In addition to the short film, we also have a behind-the-scenes video with Adi Shankar explaining why he wanted to add James Bond to his Bootleg Universe. Take a look at both the full In Service of Nothing and the featurette below. Be warned, In Service of Nothing is very graphic and not safe for work (NSFW).

In Service of Nothing was released March 3rd, 2015.

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