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Author: Zehra Phelan
The debut trailer for Ferdinand has bulldozed its way onto the net… no this isn’t a documentary on Ex-Footballer Rio Ferdinand but a brand new animation centring on the adventure of a Bull from 20th Century Fox.
Inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, Ferdinand tells the story of a bull that is softer than Andrex toilet paper. The trailer includes scenes of Ferdinand tiptoeing his way through a china shop – hence the phrase bull in a china shop – trying not to knock over plates and cups with his large frame and spectacularly failing to giving mouth to mouth resuscitation to a rabbit after he almost kills it during target practice with his fellow heard looking on unimpressed.
- Zehra Phelan
Although the poor box office performance of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call seems to have put the brakes on a sequel to the all-female relaunch, co-creator Ivan Reitman believes there’s plenty of life left in the Ghostbusters franchise, as he revealed during a recent interview with io9.
“We certainly would’ve loved to have a larger hit,” said Reitman, director of the original two movies, and producer on the reboot. “But considering the last film was almost 30 years ago, it really did extremely well. I think the film cost too much, frankly, and that’s the real issue. I personally had other points of view in terms of where the film should go and it was kind of a continuous conversation with Paul Feig about that. But Paul was the filmmaker on this one and he’s a very talented director. I wanted to give him enough room to do »
- Gary Collinson
Last year’s “Ghostbusters” reboot wasn’t the massive hit that the studio and filmmakers were hoping for. No matter your thoughts on the finished product, the film just didn’t make enough money to warrant a sequel. But that’s not deterring producer Ivan Reitman from keeping hope alive. He’s not just planning to continue the “Ghostbusters” franchise with another movie, he’s planning on multiple movies.
“We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films.
- Charles Dean
Dapper as usual in a tartan-print suit, Paul Feig entered the Scottish-themed Tam O’Shanter’s in Hollywood's Los Feliz neighborhood Tuesday evening to a dim room full of bright women.
The Ghostbusters director volunteered his Tuesday night to mentor eight women in the film industry, each hailing from a different discipline. The woman are members of the non-profit Cinefemme – a group of key creatives that work to connect female filmmakers and foster opportunities to greenlight their films.
The Dinner with Dames event is one such opportunity. Writer/director and program director Jenna Payne and writer/director and Cinefemme Executive Director Michelle Kantor started the intimate gatherings last September and has been able to snag mentors like Simon Barrett (The Guest, You're Next), Zoe Bell (Camino, The Hateful Eight), Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Back to the Future), Vicky Jenson (Shrek, Shark Tale), Joseph Weisberg (The Americans) and Byron Willinger (The Commuter).
“I want things to actually »
After all of the vitriol directed towards Paul Feig's Ghostbusters on the road to its release, it seemed as though the film would either have to be a steaming pile of garbage or a comedic masterpiece, but the final product wound up generating little emotion from me one way or another. Other opinions may differ, but I didn't find Ghostbusters to be good or bad, it... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival: Twitter
The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival has announced the honorees for its 2017 edition. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Cynthia Rothrock, Gina Carano, and Luci Romberg will be celebrated in April, a press release revealed.
Produced by Artemis Motion Pictures, the fest is dedicated to honoring female-driven action films. Carrie Fisher, Rosie O’Donnell, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Feig are among its high-profile supporters.
“Our film festival seeks to redefine the image of women, not just on screen, but in culture as well,” emphasized festival Founder Melanie Wise. “Our official hashtag is #womenkickass and we try to convey that sensibility in everything that we do.”
“The idea of female action heroes is nothing new, women have been action heroes from Antiquity to the present day,” Co-Founder Sean Marlon Newcombe added. “We want to increase awareness of that for the industry and for audiences.”
Berdal (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” 2014’s “Hercules”) will be honored with the Artemis Action Next Wave Award. A graduate of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, she is best known for portraying Armistice in the Lisa Joy co-created “Westworld.” Berdal will next be seen in the upcoming “The Odd Couple,” directed by Margarethe von Trotta and written by Pamela Katz.
Rothrock (“China O’Brien,” “Lady Dragon”) is set to receive the Artemis Action Lifetime Achievement Award for her “extraordinary body of work” in more than 50 action films.” She holds a black belt in seven different martial arts and “is a legend both in Hong Kong and the Us,” the press release details.
Carano will take home the Artemis Action Warrior Award for “her contributions to the female action genre and women’s Mixed Martial Arts.” The star of Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” has also appeared in films like “Fast & Furious 6,” “The Heist,” and “Deadpool.”
Finally, Romberg will be celebrated as part of the upcoming generation of stuntwomen. She has served as Melissa McCarthy’s stunt double in “Ghostbusters,” “Spy,” “The Boss,” and “Identity Thief.” A talented freerunner, Romberg serves as stuntwoman on the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3,” directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon.
For more information check out the Artemis Film Festival website.
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Announces 2017 Honorees was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Leslie Jones doesn’t hold back on Twitter, whether she’s live-tweeting the Olympics, shutting down Internet trolls, or giving fans a glimpse of her intense workouts.
On Monday, the comedian, 47, shared a series of photos from a personal training session — which included jumping drills, reverse leg curls and weighted squats — along with a joking tweet about the 9-1-1 call she would make accusing her trainer of attempted murder.
“Hello 911? Yea, my trainer tried to kill me today! What’s that? Is my ass looking good? Yea but…nevermind,” she tweeted. “Oh well, I guess that didn’t work. »
- Gabrielle Olya
According to Deadline, Imagine Entertainment are in talks with Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) and Mila Kunis (Bad Moms) for the upcoming comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, which is being directed by Susanna Fogel (Chasing Life) from a script by Fogel and David Iserson (United States of Tara).
The film will see the duo playing “best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.”
Saturday Night Live star McKinnon has several projects on the horizon including Rough Night and The Lunch Witch, while she will also lend her voice to Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again. Kunis meanwhile is set to return for the Bad Moms sequel Bad Moms Christmas and is also attached to the animated comedy Amusement Park. »
- Gary Collinson
After walking away victorious from a bidding war for the Susanna Fogel scripted The Spy Who Dumped Me, Lionsgate is now looking at Mila Kunis (Bad Moms) and Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) to star in the film. Per Deadline, Lionsgate is currently in talks with both Kunis and McKinnon to take on the lead roles in The Spy Who Dumped Me, an action-comedy which follows a woman, who, after... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Luke Owen praises the news of the Matrix reboot…
Back in 2014 I wrote an article titled Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is everything wrong with reboots. In it I argued that the idea behind rebooting the classic 1980s comedy was good in principle (it’s an easy enough premise to adapt and update) but the execution was horrible. Rather than take it in a new direction with original ideas, Feig and his team simply made the same movie again but with their brand of humour. They made constant references to the original movie, they boasted cameos from the original cast and even used the same theme song. It was an utterly pointless exercise and a wasted opportunity.
- Luke Owen
You may have thought awards season was over, but Nickelodeon handed out its Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend, proving that some childhoods may have actually been improved by the Ghostbusters reboot. Paul Feig’s film was named Favorite Movie while stars Melissa McCarthy and Chris Hemsworth got Favorite Movie Actress and Actor, respectively.
Elsewhere, the recipient list is filled with curiosities. For instance, Snowball, a bunny voiced by Kevin Hart in The Secret Life Of Pets, was declared Most Wanted Pet. Additionally, as Billy Eichner pointed out on Twitter, Willem Dafoe—the same one that starred in Platoon and Antichrist—received the prize for #Squad alongside his fellow Finding Dory voice cast members. This shouldn’t seem that strange. After all, the man starred in the Spider-Man franchise. Still, it’s jarring.
- Esther Zuckerman
The calendar for next year’s film awards season is filling up fast, as the Producers Guild of America (PGA) adds its annual ceremony to the mix.
The PGA has set its 29th Annual Awards date for Saturday, January 20, 2018, the guild announced on Friday. Go tell Siri to add it to you calendar. It’s a week earlier than this year’s event, which was held on Jan. 28.
Read More: PGA Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ Wins Best Motion Picture in Politically Charged Show
Each year, the more than 7,500 guild members select 10 movies, which often parallel the Oscar nominees. Generally, the PGA winner matches the Best Picture Oscar winner, although this year it did not. Although “La La Land” scored the PGA win, “Moonlight” nabbed the Oscar in an upset that surprised everybody because of a major flub during the presentation.
The awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, »
- Hanh Nguyen
Who needs the rest of the Avengers when you have Thor and Hulk? That's the strong case being made in Thor: Ragnarok. The movie teams up this pair of mismatched heroes for what can only be described as a cosmic road trip. Sure, that is a term we've heard thrown around quite a bit. But what does it actually mean? Today, we finally have some answers.
This week's print edition of Entertainment Weekly has a full synopsis for Thor 3. And it finally explains the new haircut on Thor, those swords and all that Goth eye shadow we've seen in recent Ragnarok photos. The magazine released several new images yesterday, giving us a first look at Valkyrie, Hela and the Grandmaster. We also got to see Thor's new do and Dr. Bruce Banner. Not to mention the background in several scenes looked pulled from an 80s day-glow Sears ad. »
Author: Zehra Phelan
When a bunch of women get together for a big night out to reminisce and let loose a whole bunch of trouble is bound to come their way right? When the ladies party they party hard! Well according to the new international trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Rough Night they do.
The group of five college friends, which is lead by Johannson – who will star in Ghost in the Shell at the end of the month – reunite 10 years after a wild bachelorette (or Hen depending in what country you live in) weekend to have some, it’s a night that includes dancing, alcohol, drugs, oh, and accidentally killing a stripper as the night turns sour, this isn’t a spoiler as the whole plot is revealed in the trailer.
Don’t be fooled by the premise of Rough Night »
- Zehra Phelan
Columbia Pictures has released the trailer for its upcoming comedy “Rough Night.” The all-female cast features Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer. The film is directed by Lucia Aniello, who co-wrote the script with her “Broad City” and “Time Traveling Bong” writing partner, Paul W. Downs.
In “Rough Night,” five former best friends who grew apart after college reunite to throw Jess (Johansson) the ultimate bachelorette party. They travel to Miami, where they drink lots alcohol, do drugs and accidentally kill a male stripper inside their hotel room.
“It’s a movie about friendships,” Aniello told BuzzFeed News. “It was really more about honing in on our experience of having friendships from high school and college that have evolved and maybe gotten a little bit distant and »
- Yoselin Acevedo
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Logan Is A Dog Man
It seems as though James Mangold wanted to channel Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior when he requested concept art for Logan, because that’s exactly what illustrator Shae Shatz unveiled yesterday. The art, which was released online, shows Wolverine sporting a canine sidekick while the last two images feature a villain’s hideout from an unused flashback sequence, and what appears to be Alkali Lake. Check them out here.
Although the film is surrounded by news of trouble and strife, Joe Manganiello has been talking about his upcoming role as Deathstroke in The Batman and when the film might start shooting. “They have big plans for this movie,” he said. “Whether or not we start exactly on that date or in June, whatever it is, it doesn’t matter. Here’s the thing: The creative process needs »
- Luke Owen
The drama will focus on the role of the Washington Post in bringing the Pentagon Papers — a report about the United States’ political and military involvement in Vietnam between 1945 and 1967 — to light in 1971. Hanks has been tapped to play Post editor Ben Bradlee, while Streep will play publisher Kay Graham. The duo went up against the federal government over the paper’s right to publish the report.
The film will be based on a script by Liz Hannah, which was picked up last year by Pascal Pictures. Spielberg will produce the movie, alongside Pascal Pictures’ Amy Pascal (“Ghostbusters”) and Kristie Macosko Krieger »
- Yoselin Acevedo
[Update: This morning, Disney/Lucasfilm made the casting offiical, though they won't discuss what role or capacity he'll be playing:
StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that Williams has officially signed on for the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Williams comes to Star Wars having played many memorable roles in both TV and film, including Omar Little in The Wire and Albert “Chalky” White in Boardwalk Empire, bringing charisma, humanity, and nobility to all his performances.
The original article follows below.]
Remember when we reported the Han Solo movie had started filming? You don’t? Well here’s that article but in the midst of the filming beginning a new rumor of casting is being thrown around. Originally reported by Variety actor Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters, Assassins Creed) is now supposedly in final talks to join this cast. »
- email@example.com (Jason The X)
Move over T-Swift, there’s a new squad in town.
“When you go to SNL and Leslie pulls out reno plans to review,” Jonathan writes on this Instagram of the group, which also includes Drew’s fiancée, Linda Phan, and Jonathan’s girlfriend, Jacinta. “Any other cast renos I can help with? How about a meditation room for Vanessa , karaoke studio for Kenan and a karate dojo for »
- Megan Stein
Check out all the big winners below!
Pics: 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
Song of the Year:
"Can't Stop The Feeling" - Justin Timberlake *Winner*
"Closer" - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
"One Dance" - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
"Stressed Out" - twenty one pilots
Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®:
The Chainsmokers *Winner*
Female Artist of the Year:
Male Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber *Winner*
Best Duo/Group of the Year:
twenty one pilots *Winner*
Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
"Bored to Death »
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