Fox Has Its ‘Fantastic Four’ For Superhero Reboot

By | Wednesday February 19, 2014 @ 9:49pm PST

fantastic-four_1791685bFox recently cleared some prime summer 2015 real estate for its reboot of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, now it appears to have its actors. After a long search — Chronicle‘s Josh Trank was announced as the director at the … Read More »

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Sundance Awards: ‘Whiplash’ & ‘Rich Hill’ Win Grand Jury Prizes; Dramatic Directing Goes To Cutter Hodierne For ‘Fishing Without Nets’

Whiplash Sundance AwardIt was the first major deal of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and tonight Whiplash was the big winner at the fest’s Awards Ceremony. The Damien Chazelle-directed film about a young drummer, played by Miles Teller, and his demanding teacher, played by JK Simmons, took both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury prize and the Audience Award. “This is awesome, thanks so much,” said Chazelle accepting the pic’s Audience Award earlier in the evening. Little did he know the fest hit would go on to win Sundance’s top dramatic prize. The U.S. Documentary Award went to the Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos-directed Rich Hill,Sundance Film Festival Winners 2014 about three small town Missouri boys seeking better from their sometimes bleak environment. Also making waves with buzzy Sundance awards tonight were first-time director Justin Simien, whose conversation-sparking Dear White People nabbed a Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent; the Ethiopian World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award winner Difret, exec produced by Angelina Jolie; and the Nick Cave docu 20,000 Days On Earth which snagged both Best Directing and Best Editing in the World Cinema Documentary category.

offerman mullallyHosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, this year’s Awards started over 30 minutes later than its scheduled 6PM PT kick-off time. Once things got going, after a lurid but lame routine by the hosts, it moved fast. Like last year when Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who had his own directorial feature debut Don Jon premiere at Sundance 2013, hosted the awards ceremony, Offerman and Mullally both have films at the festival. The Parks & Recreation star fronted Nick Offerman: American Ham, which premiered on January 23 in Salt Lake City, and Mullally is one of the voices in the English-language version of the animated pic Ernest & Celestine, which was screened January 18 as part of the new Sundance Kids selection. Offerman and Mullally opened with a monologue that centered more on their sex life than indie film. “In short, we have seen your movies and we have found them arousing,” deadpanned Offerman. Read More »

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AFM: Two Offers On ‘Two Night Stand’

By | Sunday November 10, 2013 @ 9:57am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Two offers are in on Two Night Stand, the directorial debut of Max Nichols, son of the great helmer Mike Nichols. The film stars … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Zac Efron’s ‘That Awkward Moment’ Red Band

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 5:17pm PDT

The FilmDistrict comedy was titled Are We Officially Dating? until a month ago. Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan — in his first film since Fruitvale Station — star as three buddies who vow to stay single after one of them is dumped. Things go … Read More »

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‘The Spectacular Now’s Miles Teller Gets ‘Whiplash’

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 3:12pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Miles Teller, who went from Project X to The Spectacular Now, has signed on to star in Whiplash, a feature that’s being made from the Sundance Short Film Jury Award-winning pic of the same title. Damien Read More »

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