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Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky to Make Directorial Debut With Seth Rogen-Produced Comedy “Good Boys”

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky Good BoysIn the vein of R-rated comedies such as Superbad and Sausage Party, the film follows four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

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Bleecker Street Looks to Succeed Where Other Indie Distributors Failed

bleecker street excerptAs we march inexorably toward both the end of the Studio Series, we come to one of the most interesting entries of the entire enterprise. Bleecker Street is a new and exciting operation in the indie world that has designs on much bigger and more impressive prey, and ultimately succeeding where Broad Green recently failed.

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“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” from the Director of “The Lobster” Gets an Eerie First Trailer (Video)

sacreddeerposterxcerptAfter wowing audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the new thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos, who received an Oscar nomination for previous film The Lobster, will play at a number of fall festivals before its release on October 27. It stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Dunkirk‘s Barry Keoghan.

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Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join Jack Black in Eli Roth’s “The House With a Clock In Its Walls”

Cate BlanchettThe two-time Oscar winner would play a witch in the film, which Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is adapting from the 1973 gothic horror novel by John Bellairs.

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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Raunchy Suburban Comedy From “My Blind Brother” Filmmaker

Jennifer Aniston DumplinThe “Friends” alum will play one half of an over-scheduled, over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth.

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“Dear White People” Creator Justin Simien to Direct “Bad Hair,” a “Love Letter to Black Women”

Justin Simien Bad HairThe horror satire follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image-obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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Tom Holland to Spy on Nazis in “Spider-Man” Producer’s WWII Drama “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”

Beneath a Scarlet SkyAverie Huffine, a creative executive at Pascal Pictures, found the book and will shepherd the project for the company, which is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s surefire awards contender The Papers starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

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Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” Gets a Musical Teaser from Netflix (Video)

meyerowitzexcerpt Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Elizabeth Marvel, the filmmaker’s latest movie about family dysfunction premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and plays at the New York Film Festival in September before streaming on Netflix starting October 13.

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“License to Drive” Remake In the Works Featuring Female Leads, “Superbad” Tone

License to DriveThe original 1988 comedy starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.

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Octavia Spencer & Lebron James in the Works on Series About Beauty Entrepreneur Madam C.J Walker

OctaviaThe drama series will follow social activist and beauty product entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is attached to star in the limited series. James will executive produce with his company’s co-founder, Maverick Carter.

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Dwayne Johnson, Universal Reteam to Produce Genghis Khan Script from Evan Spiliotopoulos

khanjohnsonexcerptThe film and television superstar will produce the project, which is about the hunt for the Mongolian dictator’s tomb, along with his manager Dany Garcia and their production company. Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers will also be involved with the production.

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Randall Park, Ali Wong Team with Netflix For Untitled Romantic Comedy

parkwongexcerpt The two talented Asian comics have been making waves in all forms of media, Park on the hit ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and Wong on her own ABC show, American Housewife. They co-wrote the script with Michael Golamco (Grimm).

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Geneva Robertson-Dworet Brought in for “Captain Marvel” Rewrites

captainmarvelexcerptWith Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on board to direct Marvel Studios’ March 2019 release and Brie Larson starring, a new writer was bound to be brought in for rewrites.

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Jessica Chastain is All-In the First Trailer for the Aaron Sorkin Drama “Molly’s Game” (Video)

MollysGameTrailerexcerpt STXfilms will release the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s first foray behind the camera as director on November 22. Adapted from Molly Bloom’s own memoir, the movie follows the story of the Olympic class skier who started up a high-stakes poker game that ran for a decade before her arrest.

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Brad Garrett to Voice Eeyore in Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Movie Starring Ewan McGregor

Brad Garrett Eeyore Winnie the PoohJim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, while Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft Holmes on the hit BBC series Sherlock, will play the boss of the title character.

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“Patti Cake$” Review: A Joyous Jersey Hip-Hop Fable on Par With “8 Mile” and “Hustle & Flow”

patticakesreviewxcerpt“Geremy Jasper’s directorial debut debuted at Sundance and features exceptional performances from Danielle Macdonald and Bridget Everett, as well some very catchy tunes,” writes Edward Douglas.

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Everything I Know About Surviving the Apocalypse I Learned From Hollywood

mad max excerptWe live in troubled times. It’s on the news every day, we read about it, it keeps us up at night. Maybe it’s time to start thinking of survival plans, and who better to guide us than Hollywood?

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Sony’s 2018 Slate Could Yield Nice Returns From Relatively Low Risk

hoteltrans2excerptSony took Bad Boys 3 off its calendar and bumped Michelle MacLaren’s directorial debut The Nightingale to 2019 as it puts faith in several titles from its genre label Screen Gems.

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Peter Dinklage Must Solve a Murder in the Sundance Sci-Fi Thriller “Rememory” (Video)

rememoryexcerpt Directed by Mark Palansky (Penelope), the sci-fi thriller received quite a bit of buzz when it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will be released by Lionsgate Premiere on September 8 after being offered for free on Google Play starting August 24.

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“Scream” Star Jamie Kennedy Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s “Ad Astra”

jamiekennedyexcerptAfter nearly a decade of lower profile projects, the actor and comedian, who starred in Son of the Mask and Malibu’s Most Wanted, returns to the big screen with a number of roles in prominent feature films.

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“Annabelle: Creation” Avoids Franchise Fatigue, Opens with $35 Million

boxoffice813excerptIt seemed like the summer box office had run its course after the past two disappointing weekends, but the New Line/Warner Bros. horror prequel was able defy most expectations and predictions, although it still ended up below the opening of its predecessors.

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Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” with Willem Dafoe Gets Its First Trailer (Video)

floridaprojectexcerpt After making waves at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was picked up by A24, the new film from the acclaimed director of Tangerine gets its first trailer that gives some idea why the critics raved over the movie as well as Dafoe’s performance.

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Career Therapist: What’s Going on with Naomi Watts?

naomi-wattsThis week’s The Glass Castle is Naomi Watts’ fourth movie of 2017, but did you see any of them, and has she been using her considerable talents to pick the best roles that show off said talents?

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Paramount Pictures Has Come Out Ahead in the Deal for DiCaprio’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Da VinciUniversal is believed to have made a very strong offer for the project, but Paramount is well within its right to match it under the terms of its deal with Appian Way. The only reason Paramount wouldn’t come away from this book battle victorious is if its war chest is running low — which it very well could be following a failed financing deal with China’s Huahua Media.

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“The Limehouse Golem” Trailer Puts Bill Nighy On the Case to Find a Killer (Video)

limehousegolemtralerexcerpt The Jane Goldman adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and will be released by RLJ Entertainment on September 8.

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Under the Radar: Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama”

nocturamaexcerptThe new film from French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent) features an amazing group of young actors and an intriguing story that may not immediately be obvious from watching its gorgeous trailer.

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Weekend Box Office Update: “Annabelle: Creation” Exceeding Expectations

annabelleboxofficexcerptAfter two very soft and disappointing weekends at the box office, things have started to pick up, mainly thanks to a horror prequel (to a prequel) that has successfully evaded the franchise fatigue that has hurt so many other movies this summer.

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Sony Takes “Bad Boys 3” Off the Schedule as “Barbie,” “Sicario 2” Get New Dates

Bad BoysThe studio will attempt to launch a comedy franchise with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s Holmes and Watson, which was pushed back from Aug. 3, 2018 to Nov. 9, 2018.

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Glen Campbell’s Other, Equally Important Legacy as One of the Faces of Alzheimer’s

glen campbell excerptIn remembrance of country music legend Glen Campbell, Neil Turitz takes a look back at the documentary that depicted the star’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, bringing awareness to the disease and showing the power of filmmaking.

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