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'Jurassic World' Teaser Welcomes Visitors to the Park
Universal has unveiled a 15-second teaser for the upcoming trailer to Jurassic World. Get ready to be transported back to 1993 thanks to a familiar piano tune and some shots reminiscent of the original Jurassic Park. While the concept of a teaser for a trailer has become more popular in recent years to the chagrin of some movie fans, this one hits all the right notes. See more 'Jurassic World' Star Chris Pratt Peers Through Bars in New Photo The film, from director Colin Trevorrow, stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins and Omar Sy. It hits theaters
- Aaron Couch
Watch Cameron Diaz Mock 'Annie' on 'SNL'
Cameron Diaz appeared in a very different version of Annie while hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. In the sketch, the actress portrayed Miss Hannigan, her character in the upcoming film version, as she awaited the arrival of Daddy Warbucks. Read more 'SNL' Recap: Cameron Diaz Episode Weighs in on Bill Cosby Scandal When Warbucks (Jay Pharoah) showed up, he wasn't interested in meeting Annie (Vanessa Bayer). "No, no, no, no, no — I want the black Annie," he said. This meant the introduction of Black Annie (Leslie Jones), a 40-something woman who could palm a pumpkin because, as she
- Ryan Gajewski
Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ Enters Awards Season on High Note
The panel session took place at the DGA Theater in New York and was satellite-fed to the Disney main theater in Burbank, a two-birds-with-one-stone approach as the film begins industry screenings for awards contention.
The director and his team of artisans will certainly be under Oscar consideration, as will Meryl Streep (top billed, but in a supporting role) and other performers. Variety will run its review in December; after that, there will be more opportunities to handicap the film’s awards chances in specific categories.
Disney often takes a cautious approach to the awards race, but the studio execs seem gung-ho about this one. The film also marks a subtle shift for the studio. Its “Maleficent” earlier »
- Tim Gray
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Recap: Going Postal
Ed Helms has a special genius for playing characters so pompous they’re actually lovable, which makes him a great fit for Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s extended universe, in which pretty much every peripheral character thinks he or she is more important and more competent than the main characters. (Besides Wuntch, the list currently includes Patton Oswalt’s Fire Marshal Boone, Dean Winters’s Vulture, and even the precinct’s own weekend squad, led by Matt Walsh’s Det. Lohank.) An idiot convinced of the importance of his own horribly unimportant job is well-trod but generally hysterical comic territory, especially in Helms’s capable hands, and his agent Jack Danger (pronounced “Donger … a German word for ‘prudence in financial matters,’” and he really prefers to go by Jackie) is the guest-star highlight of the season so far. I had to pause my DVR to laugh it out when the squad burst »
- Allie Pape
The Comeback Recap: But Can She Act?
A new theory: The Comeback was being meta in its first episode of the season, when Valerie Cherish remarked, hilariously, that a dramedy is a comedy without the laughs. Because as of last night, that’s what I’m convinced we now have on our hands. To me, the episode was riddled with near-the-edge-of-your-seat comedic tension, yet to my surprise, I barely released an actual Lol.To be fair, I think I did emit a giggle at the words smell-o-vision and washcloth (as in, Mickey thinks Val’s trailer smells like a “rancid” one) during the opening scene. Mostly because I just think those words are funny. Then up to the door of Val’s trailer came the first Ad (“Shay …”), her personality a weird and almost transfixing hybrid of politeness and über-efficiency, and the line producer in his wheelchair (or, as Val’s wig placer called it, his “cart »
- Rose Maura Lorre
2014 American Music Awards: Five Things You Didn't See on TV
We saw Selena Gomez get emotional last night at the 2014 American Music Awards. We got a very good look at Jennifer Lopez's booty. And who could forget Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's gold-tinted "Bang Bang"? At least that's what the cameras were rolling on. But what did you miss? Here, we give you five things that you didn't see on TV… 1. Party Time: Before the show began, a producer of the AMAs hits the stage to urge the audience to show lots of love for the opening act. "When Taylor is on stage, stay up, stay enthusiastic, stay happy." He went on to say that for the rest of the night, he wants "standing ovations. I want a party." 2. The »
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: All Apologies
Cynthia dressed like Brother Mouzone for their meeting and Porsha still had the nerve to show up an hour late? Doesn’t she know that is an outfit made for murder? New housewife Claudia was finally added to the roster last night, and I love her! She’s funny and doesn’t mind ripping her own weave out to prove a point. The only things you need to know about Claudia are that she calls herself a “lovable asshole,” prefers alpha males, and once had a tooth come out during sex. She’s a breath of fresh air, and the fact that she’s friends with Kenya sort of balances out the sourness the show has had lately. Welcome, Claudia!Listen: Everyone should apologize to Kenya, and I’m glad that most of them are fully onboard with the fact that they treated her unfairly. Once they get to know »
- Danielle Henderson
Lionsgate Stock Falls on ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Debut
Lionsgate’s stock dropped slightly Monday morning after “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ missed box office projections.
The third film in the hit franchise earned $123 million, the biggest debut of 2014 and the fifteenth largest opening of all time, but analysts had expected it to top $150 million and Lionsgate had predicted a kick-off of between $130 million to $150 million.
It also represents a low point for the series by a sizable margin. The first “Hunger Games” debuted to $152.5 million while the second chapter, “Catching Fire,” racked up $158.1 million in its initial weekend. Those films benefited from an Imax release, which contributed more than $10 million to their inaugural grosses. Imax has committed to showing “Interstellar” on its screens until “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” bows on Dec. 17, so it could not exhibit the latest “Hunger Games” sequel.
“Mockingjay – Part 1″ performed better overseas than it did domestically. The film opened to »
- Brent Lang
HBO Prepping Bombshell Scientology Film From Oscar Winner (Exclusive)
This story first appeared in the Dec. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Amy Berg's sex abuse exposé An Open Secret isn't the only new documentary likely to ruffle feathers in Hollywood. THR has learned that Oscar winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) is putting the finishing touches on a film that tackles the Church of Scientology and its Tinseltown tentacles. HBO, no stranger to controversy, having ushered such hot-button docs as The Case Against 8 and the Paradise Lost trilogy to the screen, is eyeing a 2015 airdate for Going Clear, which is based on
- Tatiana Siegel
Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: My Goal Now Is to Win
Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for People about her experience on the hit ABC show. It's honestly surreal to be going into the finals tonight. I don't know how it happened so quickly. I feel like just yesterday I was having my first rehearsal with Val! It's amazing, it's exciting, and I'm also really sad for this journey to end. I'm kind of surprised I stuck around this long. Honestly, my »
- Janel Parrish, @JanelParrish
Feud Over? Brandi Glanville and Adrienne Maloof Have a Tense Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Meeting
Brandi Glanville. Adrienne Maloof. Their Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feud is legendary…and when the two sit down to discuss the past in the next episode of the Bravo reality series, all bets are off. The two saw each other for the first time in ages at Kyle Richards' White Party in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season five premiere. There, they had a brief meeting and determined it was best they take the conversation to another locale. "I always have nerves," Brandi says in the preview clip below. "I run highly anxious. Is she going to say, 'I hate you, you shouldn't have done this, you said this.'" Things start off with an awkward introductory hug—as »
'Star Wars' Trailer To Debut In Theaters This Weekend
The Force is apparently going to be strong in selected theaters this Thanksgiving weekend. Following rumors about Disney’s plan for the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the website for the Regal Entertainment Group theater chain has not only revealed that the trailer will debut “at select North America theaters” this Friday, but has also listed the locations where the trailer will play. See more Meet the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast The site reports that the trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars movie will appear before all movies playing in the following nine theaters from Nov.
- Graeme McMillan
ITV Greenlights Bear Grylls, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Shows
London — U.K. broadcaster ITV has ordered a Bear Grylls nature series, as well as a “Jekyll & Hyde” drama adaptation from writer Charlie Higson, best known for “The Fast Show” and the “Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)” remake starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Grylls’ production company Bear Grylls Ventures has teamed with Jane Root’s Nutopia to produce “Britain’s Biggest Adventures,” composed of three hourlong episodes. The shows will combine “natural history programming with the adrenaline rush of survival shows,” Nutopia said, as Grylls travels across the U.K. exploring the extreme side of the country’s natural history, botany and geology.
“Jekyll & Hyde” is a 10-part action adventure drama, set in 1930s London. It will focus on the young, »
- Leo Barraclough
You Can See the Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer This Weekend If You Live in 1 of 9 Cities
Do you live in Irvine, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Warrington, Knoxville, Houston, or Seattle, and don't feel like talking to your family for two days straight this Thanksgiving? Well, if you go see a movie at your local Regal, you will see the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. This weekend, only at those nine Regal theaters, the never-before-seen trailer will play before every movie. No word when the trailer will find itself online — legally, that is. Illegally, it will definitely find itself online every hour or so. »
- Jesse David Fox
'Game of Thrones' Video Game Gets Brooding First Trailer
Game of Thrones is being adapted into the video game realm with Iron From Ice, the first installment of a six-episode series from Telltale Games. Last week, the company released a brooding first trailer, which previews the title's focus on House Forrester – a house not yet seen in the HBO show. Though it's sparse on the details, the clip builds an appropriate level of suspense and offers a glimpse at the high-profile voice cast reprising their TV roles, including Peter Dinklage (as Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (as Cersei Lannister), Natalie Dormer »
Rome’s Cinecitta Studios Lures ‘Ben Hur’ Redo And Other Hollywood Pics
Rome – Rome’s Cinecitta Studios is boasting a burst of biz prompted by tax incentives which are luring back Hollywood majors, including Paramount and MGM with their “Ben Hur” remake more than five decades after the Charlton Heston original shot at the famed facilities.
A portion of the upcoming 24th James Bond film is also among high-profile pics scheduled to shoot in Rome early next year.
Cameras are set to roll at Cinecitta starting in February 2015 on MGM and Paramount’s “Ben Hur” redo, to be helmed by Timur Bekmambetov with Jack Huston in the title role, according to a Cinecitta statement. Production designer Naomi Shohan will be reconstructing pre-Roman empire Jerusalem on the Cinecitta backlot for a planned four-month shoot. Toby Kebbell is set for the role of Messala and Morgan Freeman is also attached. The script was co-written by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley and Keith Clarke, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Hoyte van Hoytema on challenges of lensing 'Interstellar' in IMAX
During our recent webcam chat (watch below), cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema admitted that “Interstellar,” which was shot in 70mm IMAX, marks his most ambitious film work to date. “It’s wonderful to be able to design your work to play on the biggest canvas possible.” He quickly credits Christopher Nolan for giving him a chance to work on such a large-scale project. “Chris has always been a big supporter of the 70mm format. So it was just for me to educate myself and get familiar with the medium, because I had never shot IMAX before." -Break- Despite the fantastical nature of the story, which sees Matthew McConaughey traveling through space and time in a desperate attempt to save mankind, van Hoytema chose to employ a more realistic – or classical – approach to the visual style. “It’s really, really way out there,” he explains, “and we’re exploring worlds that we »
The Walking Dead Recap: Good Cop, Bad Cop
As the title suggests, this episode is just plain lousy with crosses of all sorts: the cross at the church that could end up being chopped to bits; the cross around a zombie’s neck that moves Father Gabe to yet another emotional breakdown; the Grady Memorial car with a cross in the window that nearly wrecks Tyreese’s hostage plan; and a double-cross that Sasha really should have seen coming. There’s a lot going on, as the pace quickens and the stakes ratchet up ahead of next week’s mid-season finale.Rather than focus on one story line, this chapter toggles between all four: the survivors holding down the church, the D.C. road-trippers who’ve hit a dead end, Beth and Carol at Grady Memorial, and a rescue team led by Rick and Daryl. Let’s briefly address the situation at the hospital, where there’s not much going on. »
- Richard Rys
Carey Mulligan sings a sweet ditty in first 'Far From The Madding Crowd’ trailer
Thomas Vinterberg’s "The Hunt" earned a Best Foreign Language Academy Award nomination at this year’s ceremony. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the psychologically aggressive film focuses in on a town imploding after pedophilia accusations spread like wildfire. Like he did with his Dogme 95 film "The Celebration," Vinterberg’s film burrows straight to the gut, a moral play with physicality. Based on the trailer for his follow-up, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s "Far From The Madding Crowd," the director will adapt that audacious approach for sweeping romance. "Far From The Madding Crowd" stars Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, a woman it takes her independence seriously. As she navigates the ups and downs of life, the worst and best of romantic interests, her life continuously brings her back to Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts of "Rust and Bone"), a shepherd who dreams of being more than friends. Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge play two other potential suitors, »
- Matt Patches
The Good Wife Recap: Cary Goes to Trial
I went into last night's episode of The Good Wife primed to love (or at least like) it. I was excited we'd finally gotten to Cary's trial, and even though The Good Wife isn't as enamored with the idea of the mid-season finale (when I was your age, shows had One finale at the End of the year, and that was it) as some other shows were, I was looking forward to one last episode before the show takes a break until January. The first four-and-a-half minutes were golden – a Neil Diamond joke! A plea bargain already on the table! Sexy Finn Polmar eye contact! And then Jackie called from Grace's school, and everything got shot to hell.The "stabbing threat" story line was well executed, and the way Alicia's staff dealt with the ramifications seemed reasonable enough. But I couldn't get past the premise. I just couldn't believe that »
- Lauren Hoffman
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