May 18th, 2013 10:08am EDT
Scarlett Johansson is moving forward with her directorial debut by turning a Truman Capote novel into a big-screen film.
Two years ago the actress signed on to direct "Summer Crossing," and she began working on adapting the novel. Now that the script is complete, the project is currently being sold at the Cannes Film Market.
Johansson explained, "Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skylar to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman's which has long captured my heart. Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-lengt...
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May 18th, 2013 10:02am EDT
"Star Trek" has seen its share of bad-ass villains since it originally hit the airwaves almost 50 years ago in 1966. The franchise has seen multitudes of devious Klingons, the reptilian Gorn, Borg, The God like Q, and many other devious villains.
Hitting theatres this weekend, J.J. Abrams brings us his second take on the beloved franchise with "Star Trek Into Darkness," where the films bad guy John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) has receiving high villain points. Harrison plays a former Starfleet agent that turns into a traitor and galactic terrorist; who later revealed to be none other t...
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May 18th, 2013 7:09am EDT
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction.
But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell, Cortez begins racing towards the U...
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May 17th, 2013 4:41pm EDT
Police arrested a man for reportedly firing a gun and brandishing a fake grenade near a waterfront TV studio at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday.
Police quickly subdued the assailant, and no one was injured. According to the AFP, the suspect was identified only as a 42-year-old man.
Even though the suspect's firearm was filled with blanks, the incident alarmed festival goers, particularly those gathered to watch hosts from French channel Canal + present special coverage.
Presenter Michel Denisot detailed the safety threat to viewers, explaining, "He said to a woman next to hi...
May 17th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
To prepare for her role as a socialite in "The Bling Ring," Emma Watson watched several hours of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
She explained, "I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible. I didn't want her to be just a parody."
She added, "The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like."
The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on a group of "Bling Ring" thieves who stole more than than $3 million worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities including Paris H...
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May 17th, 2013 1:43pm EDT
It sounds like a heist in a Hollywood film. A $1 million jewelry collection meant to be worn by celebrities was stolen during the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday.
Local police reported that Chopard gems were taken from an employee's room at a Novotel hotel around 2:30 a.m., just hours after the premiere of the ironically timed "The Bling Ring," a film about teenagers who break into Hollywood homes and steal their valuables.
Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, explained: "Apparently this [hotel guest] was someone who was targeted becau...
May 17th, 2013 11:15am EDT
For anyone who says that classic beauty cannot co-exist alongside superior acting chops hasn’t seen the work of Jess Weixler. A trained Juilliard graduate, Weixler has made a serious splash with her ample ability to create layered performances that linger. Her early role in the controversial film "Teeth" won her a Sundance Special Jury Prize, while her film "Peter and Vandy" showed the emotional range usually reserved for season vets of the craft – and that was just the beginning. Her latest film titled "Free Samples" (On Demand May 21 and in theatres May 31 from Film Harvest) is by far ...
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May 17th, 2013 6:27am EDT
Warner Bros. is in the midst of celebrating its 90th anniversary and is releasing two great gangster collections just in time for Father's Day.
Eight of the studio's greatest gangster films, including one of Paramount's best, will be released in "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classic" and "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary."
The four films in the Classic Collection have been remastered for their Blu-ray debuts. They include:
-"The Public Enemy" starring James Cagney
-"White Heat" starring James Cagney
-"Little Caesar" with Edward G. Robinson as hoodlum Rico Bandello
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May 16th, 2013 7:23pm EDT
For the new movie CBGB, actor Justin Bartha underwent extensive waxing to play punk icon Stiv Bators. The Hangover star realized he would have to get rid of his body hair as he researched his role as The Dead Boys frontman, and went all out to look smooth.
Bartha explains, "They took the Jew right out of me... I got it all waxed, baby! Stiv used to do some drugs and drive down the highway and they (bandmates) used to moon people while they were driving... He also gets oral sex onstage (in the movie).
"Normally, I have some hair on my body and I knew I would have to lose some weight (to ...
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May 16th, 2013 2:34pm EDT
Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson are teaming up with their "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau for an upcoming film.
"The Avengers" stars have joined the cast of "Chef," in which Favreau will play a top chef who hits the road with a food truck venture.
In order to prepare for the role, Favreau has reportedly been taking cooking lessons.
Johansson also stars in the upcoming "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "The Avengers" sequel.
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