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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Sundance Favorite ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’

January 28th, 2015 By
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Kristen Wiig and Bel Powley in The Diary of a Teenage Girl

In one of the most notable deals of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has bought the distribution rights for The Diary of a Teenage Girl. The film is an adaptation of a graphic novel by Phoebe Gloekner that follows the life of Minnie (Bel Powley), a teenager working as an artist in 1970s San Francisco.

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Adam Sandler’s First Netflix Movie ‘Ridiculous 6′ Has a Ridiculous Cast

January 28th, 2015 By

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Assembling his first made-for-Netflix movie, Adam Sandler (Grown Ups, 50 First Dates) already has quite an ensemble of cast members poised and ready to begin work on his new western comedy Ridiculous 6. This is the first of four movies that Sandler has agreed to film exclusively for Netflix. Read more…

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Focus Acquires Kevin Bacon Thriller ‘Cop Car’ at Sundance

January 28th, 2015 By
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You can add another done deal to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, as Focus Features has acquired the thriller Cop Car for $2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie stars Kevin Bacon (TV’s The Following) as a sheriff who sets out to find two kids who have stolen his police car.

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Movie Review – ‘Wild Card’

January 28th, 2015 By

PosterWhen you see there’s a movie starring Jason Statham, you usually figure it’s an action movie. The guy who made a name for himself doing movies like The Transporter and Crank rarely does anything else. But although Wild Card purports to be another Statham actioner – just look at the poster above – I’m not so sure it is. Yes, there are some action scenes. Well, more specifically there are three action scenes. Which means the rest of the movie is actually more of a drama. You could see it as Statham’s chance to prove he’s not a one trick pony. Alas…

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Magnolia Acquires Movie Shot on iPhone, ‘Tangerine’

January 28th, 2015 By

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After screening at last week’s NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival, indie dramedy Tangerine has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures for worldwide distribution. What makes the movie unique – aside from featuring two transgender actors making their screen debuts – is that it was shot entirely using an iPhone 5S. Read more…

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Liam Hemsworth Rumored for Lead in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

January 28th, 2015 By

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 star Liam Hemsworth is rumored to have been offered the lead in the upcoming Independence Day sequel ID ForeverRead more…

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Fox Searchlight Picks Up Sundance Hit ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

January 28th, 2015 By

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Fox Searchlight has teamed up with Indian Paintbrush to distribute the teen dramedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - originally reported by THR - after the film received a standing ovation at its Sundance premiere. American Horror Story executive producer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directs this charming story about the creative and isolating teenager, Greg (Thomas Mann, Project X), who is forced to befriend a classmate suffering from cancer (Olivia Cooke, TV’s Bates Motel). Read more…

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Paramount Moves ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ Release To July

January 28th, 2015 By

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Paramount has announced that Mission: Impossible 5 will no longer open on Christmas, but instead the Tom Cruise spy-sequel will now hit theaters on July 31.

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Chris Pratt Could Be the New ‘Indiana Jones’ in Planned Reboot

January 28th, 2015 By

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Disney continues to quench its thirst for franchise reboots with its next rumored Indiana Jones project, and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie) is the desired candidate for the role of the whip-cracking archaeologist, according to a Deadline exclusive Read more…

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Movie Review – ‘Project Almanac’

January 28th, 2015 By

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Oh, Project Almanac, what are we to do with you? You, who so desperately wants to be the second coming of Chronicle. There is no easy answer, because to look dispassionately at this movie reveals a wealth of problems, most of them to do with clichéd high school plot tropes and the issues inherent to making a found footage movie. And yet…to look, erm, passionately (?) at Project Almanac reveals a movie that is earnestly striving to be charismatic, and has just enough good ideas to kind of pull it off.

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