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Cher Joins Mamma Mia Sequel

Identity Thief Review. The Film Is Well-Intentioned

Identity Thief  Movie Review By: MattInRC

Is Identity Thief a rollicking comedic ride, or is this road trip comedy in need of a rest stop?


The new Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief is something close to a sandwich that one loses a taste for soon after ordering it. Stacked high with well-intentioned comedic zaniness and surrounded by freshly-baked acting goodness, the film follows the straight-laced Colorado father Sandy (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development) as he loses - then gains back - his identity from Florida grifter Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). McCarthy plays Diana, an overweight (big surprise) compulsive liar who's made a living by ruining the credit of others. She steals identities, then spends the victim into prison, all because her family abandoned her at an early age. Society dislikes fat people, and every rejection she endures fuels yet another effort to discredit the good names of hard-working, normal-looking people. As circumstance forces ou…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SAFE HAVEN in Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for SAFE HAVEN! The screening is on February 13, 2013 - 7:30 PM  @ Regal Natomas Stadium 16 In Sacramento.


Relativity Media's highly anticipated adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star as Katie and Alex, giving deeply moving performances in a love story filled with suspense that will leave you untangling a web of dark and mysterious secrets.


Also starring David Lyons and Cobie Smulders, SAFE HAVEN opens in theaters everywhere February 8th, 2013 – just in time for Valentine's Day!


An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, SAFE HAVEN is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains…

Tom Hardy To Star In Locke

Tom Hardy is set to headline filmmaker Steven Knight's Locke, which IM Global's specialty label Anthem has come aboard to fully finance.

Locke, from Paul Webster, Joe Wright and Guy Heely's Shoebox Films, is sure to draw keen interest from foreign buyers at the European Film Market, where IM Global will launch the project. The market gets underway today in conjunction with the Berlin International Film Festival.

Based on an original screenplay from Knight, Locke tells the story of one man’s life unraveling in a tension-fuelled, 90-minute race against time (Knight will shoot in real time over 90 minutes). Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line. Knight is set to begin production later this month in London, with Webster and Heeley producing.

IM Global, Shoebox and Knight previously collaborated on Hummingbird, to be relea…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SAFE HAVEN in Santa Clara

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for SAFE HAVEN! The screening is on February 13, 2013 - 7:30 PM  @ AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara.


Relativity Media's highly anticipated adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star as Katie and Alex, giving deeply moving performances in a love story filled with suspense that will leave you untangling a web of dark and mysterious secrets.


Also starring David Lyons and Cobie Smulders, SAFE HAVEN opens in theaters everywhere February 8th, 2013 – just in time for Valentine's Day!


An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, SAFE HAVEN is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the cour…

Official Poster For EMPEROR Starring Tommy Lee Jones & Matthew Fox

Check out the official poster for EMPEROR, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox and Eriko Hatsune, exclusively on EW!

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, EMPEROR brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

EMPEROR opens in theaters March 8, 2013.

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A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III In Theaters

A24 and Roman Coppola's latest film, A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III is now playing in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles! Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray star in this playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders.

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The film is also currently available to watch on iTunes and VOD! Be sure to check out the film this weekend see below for additional information and assets from the film, including 6 new alternate posters by graphic designer Charlie White III, the inspiration behind the film whose style and artwork is incorporated throughout.

Set in a stylized Los Angeles, ‘A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III’ is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided…

New Images From Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION

We got our hands on new images from Tyler Perry's upcoming film, TEMPTATION, will have you questioning the boundaries of all your relationships. TEMPTATION is a provocative love story that explores the intrigue and perils of infidelity. Lionsgate has just released FOUR new images featuring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Judith), Lance Gross (Brice), Robbie Jones (Harley), Brandy Norwood (Melinda), and Kim Kardashian (Ava).


Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Judith) is shown with two DIFFERENT men! Who will she stay with in the end?



A bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity, Tyler Perry’s Temptation is a compelling love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. “It’s about a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has a huge effect on the rest of her life,” explains screenwriter/producer/director Tyler Perry. “She goes on a journey – in her career and in her marriage – and she ends up in a very different place tha…

Kristen Stewart Joins The Big Shoe

Kristen Stewart is set to join the cast of Steven Shainberg's comedy drama "The Big Shoe." Elizabeth Banks is also confirmed for the cast alongside Jim Sturgess.

Marking helmer Shainberg's first feature outing since 2006's "Fur," "The Big Shoe" follows a show designer (Sturgess) whose family want to use his designs to make mass-produced knock-offs for fast profit. The family hires a muse (Stewart) and a psychotherapist (Banks) to lure him back to work when he breaks free from the family.

The film is described by Shainberg as combining eroticism and humor in the same vein as his 2002 film "Secretary."

Andrew Lazar's Mad Chance Productions will produce the film, which is scripted by Shainberg and Mickey Birnbaum. Lensing is set to begin June 17.

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Jennifer Aniston Joins Convention

Jennifer Aniston is confirmed to join Mark Duplass and Ben Kingsley in surreal sci-fi comedy "Convention."

Aniston had long been rumored to be circling the project, which locked Duplass and Kingsley last May.

Aniston will play Duplass' sister as the pair inadvertently rip a hole in the fabric of the universe after he invents a five-sided box, to revolutionize the box storage world, which defies the laws of physics. Kingsley plays a maniacal, rival box magnate.

The film, described as "Kaufman-esque," is the sophomore feature effort of commercials helmer Justin Reardon, who recently finished lensing his debut feature "A Many Splintered Thing," starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan.

"Convention" is scripted by Christopher Painter, and produced by Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SAFE HAVEN in San Francisco

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for SAFE HAVEN! The screening is on February 13, 2013 - 7:30 PM @ Century San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco.


Relativity Media's highly anticipated adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star as Katie and Alex, giving deeply moving performances in a love story filled with suspense that will leave you untangling a web of dark and mysterious secrets.


Also starring David Lyons and Cobie Smulders, SAFE HAVEN opens in theaters everywhere February 8th, 2013 – just in time for Valentine's Day!


An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, SAFE HAVEN is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, a…

LAIKA & Focus Features Deliver The Boxtrolls

Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17th, 2014. Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight made the announcement today.

As on the previous animation collaborations ParaNorman and Coraline, Focus will hold worldwide distribution rights to The Boxtrolls, and Universal Pictures International will release the movie overseas (with eOne Distribution handling Canada). Coraline (2009) earned Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, and Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature Film; and was named one of the year’s 10 Best Films by the American Film Institute (AFI). In addition to its Academy Award nomination, ParaNorman (2012) is in the running for the BAFTA Awards’ animated feature prize. ParaNorman has won two Annie …

Get Ready For More Die Hard Films

We’re days away from the launch of the latest Die Hard film – A Good Day To Die Hard – but it would seem Bruce Willis is already open to slipping his holster back on again. Talking to the BBC’s One Show, the McClane man was asked by hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones if we could expect a sixth entry. And he said… wait for it… “Yes.”

Now, despite the fact that Bruce is the Die Hard icon, we’re all going to have to wait and see how A Good Day To Die Hard, in which the NYPD’s grumpiest cop heads to Russia to track down seemingly wayward son Jack (Jai Courtney), only to get mixed up in spy shenanigans, terrorist threats and one potentially explosive situation, performs at the box office.

Plus, while 20th Century Fox is clearly happy to keep the franchise ticking over, it’s likely too early to infer that anything will actually happen. Still, if Bruce likes whatever script the filmmakers come up with, it appears he’s happy to keep on yippee ki-yaying.

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SIDE EFFECTS PREMIERE Photos

At long last, Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical film, SIDE EFFECTS will be hitting theaters everywhere TOMORROW!


Check out these brand new images of the stars of the film at the WORLD PREMIERE, including Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum, and get prepared for the thriller that everyone is talking about!


Be sure to catch this film when SIDE EFFECTS hits theaters nationwide TOMORROW!

SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects.

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Michael Keaton Has A Need For Speed

Michael Keaton has joined the cast of DreamWorks’ racing action movie Need for Speed.

Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper are starring in the pic, which is being directed by Scott Waugh and is based on the Electronic Arts video game.

The story tells of a local street-racer (Paul) who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate (Cooper), only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After his stint in the joint, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer’s head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.

Already cast are Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malik and Harrison Gilbertson.

Keaton will play the reclusive and eccentric host of an underground supercar race where he invites the best drivers from around the world.

George Gatins penned the screenplay. His brother, Flight scribe John Gatins, is…

Boba Fett & Han Solo Film Could Be On It's Way

Star Wars fans, admit it: you like scoundrels. And you’re about to get more of them in your life.

Yesterday, The Walt Disney Co. unveiled plans to make a number of spin-off movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — in addition to the post-Return of the Jedi trilogy that had already been announced.

Entertainment Weekly has learned details on two of the spin-off projects: A young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler’s origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue’s gallery of galactic scum.

 Several sources close to the projects confirmed this was the direction the development was taking, although each cautioned it’s still very early in the process and, well, the deal could always be altered futher. Lucasfilm and Disney declined to comment on the information.

The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope), so although it’s possible Harri…

TOP GUN 3D Giveaway

Alright guys we were able to get our hands on an AWESOME prize pack for the upcoming release of TOP GUN 3D in IMAX.

One lucky winner will win:


“TOP GUN” on Blu-ray 3D™/ Blu-ray 2D™ Two-Disc Set  Soundtrack2 pairs of Run of Engagement passes (February 11-13th) 
Soundtrack Available from Sony Music featuring “Danger Zone” and “Take My Breath Away” 
TOP GUN,” Paramount Pictures’ 1986 classic from director Tony Scott, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Tom Cruise, takes off on a new adventure with an exclusive six-day 3D engagement in select IMAX® theatres beginning February 8, 2013. The film has been re-mastered for the IMAX® 3D release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray 3D.

TOP GUN was re-mastered for the big screen from high-resolution original negative scans and painstakingly converted to 3D by Legend3D under the supervision of the film’s director, Tony Scott. Rendered in 3D, the film’s complex, long shots reveal extraordinary depth and clarity, allowing viewers …

Magnolia Grabs Rights To BEST MAN DOWN

Magnolia takes North American Rights to BEST MAN DOWN

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they’ve acquired North American rights to BEST MAN DOWN, a warmly funny new comedy from writer/director Ted Koland, starring Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine, Addison Timlin and Frances O’Connor. The film was produced by David Abbitt, Jen Roskind and Sharyn Steele.

When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Weixler) and Scott (Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But when they arrive they realize that there was a lot more to their friend than met the eye.

“We are pleased to be handling BEST MAN DOWN, a charming film that features excellent performances from a completely winning cast,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.

"It's incredibly exciting to partner with Magnolia on my fir…

Join The Campaign For Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins

Coatwolf Productions Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins.


Fans Support Proposed High-Octane Action Sequences on Indiegogo.


Coatwolf Productions, the team behind the 2011 Sundance indie favorite - Bellflower, officially announced today their kick-off crowdfunding campaign for their forthcoming release, Chuck Hank and The San Diego Twins. The full-length feature, currently in pre-production, will bring the same look and grit that fans have come to expect in a surrealist action/drama influenced heavily by ‘80s action films and side-scrolling fighting games. Indiegogo is hosting their efforts live at http://coatwolf.com. Supporters can enjoy rare and exclusive perks for supporting Coatwolf’s efforts including premiere tickets, walk-on roles and even shadowing the crew during production. Filled with gritty charm, action and irreverent humor this original story features larger-than-life characters, explosive stunt sequences, scenic Southern California…

Exclusive Metal Poster Is Here

Check out the poster for MENTAL, exclusively on Indiewire!

MENTAL will be released in theaters and on demand March 29, 2013.

Written and Directed by PJ Hogan Starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Lapaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman, and Sam Clark.

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Set in the fictional town of Dolphin Heads, MENTAL is written and directed by PJ Hogan and produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. It stars Golden Globe® Winner Toni Collette (United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, The Sixth Sense) in a film that re-unites her with PJ Hogan for the first time since the iconic Muriel’s Wedding seventeen years ago.

The Moochmore girls are all certain they suffer from some sort of mental illness, because if they’re not crazy they’re just unpopular. The combination of Shirley’s five rambunctious daughters and her philandering hu…

Hitman Reboot Starring Paul Walker

Fox International Productions is rebooting Hitman, the live action film adaptation of the hit Square Enix video game. They’ve set The Fast And The Furious‘s Paul Walker to star in Agent 47, an action film that was written by A Good Day To Die Hard‘s Skip Woods and Michael Finch and will be directed by Aleksander Bach, a highly regarded commercials director making his feature helming debut.

This gives a new start to Hitman, which was turned into a 2007 film that starred Timothy Olyphant as the genetically engineered elite assassin with the barcode tattooed on the back of his head. Woods wrote that movie, which wasn’t a rave with the critics, but grossed $100 million worldwide. The new film, with Walker playing the lethal protagonist, will shoot in Berlin and Singapore this summer after Walker completes a global press tour for Fast And Furious 6. Walker will shave his head and make this his first big film after Fast 6, whose trailer has been generating 20,000 tweets an hour since it de…

Star Wars Stand Alone Film In The Works

"Yoda: Jedi Master" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

Or maybe just "The Jedi Master." Well, before it can have a title, it has to actually exist, and for now a stand-alone "Star Wars" film that puts the powerful pint-sized denizen of Dagobah front and center is just the latest rumor to come out of a galaxy far, far away (well, not that far anymore -- it's now at Disneyland, after all).

Ain't It Cool News first brought word that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy might be doing a lot more than just having secret meetings with J.J. Abrams as she's apparently in the early stages of what Disney does best: milking a brand for all it's worth. Sure, Abrams is going to be directing "Episode VII," but there's more than just a new "Star Wars" trilogy in store -- we're going to be getting a bunch of spinoff films as well, and if Zack Snyder's rumored (and since denied) Jedi-centric riff on "Seven Samurai&q…

New Images From Fast & Furious 6

We have New Images from Fast & Furious 6.


Fast & Furious 6 Extended Trailer Is Here-


Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.


Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.


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