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Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

The Santa Barbara Film Festival is moving ahead as planned with its 33rd edition, opening on Jan. 31, in the wake of the fires and flooding that recently devastated the city, leaving 20 victims dead in the Montecito area.

Roger Durling, executive director of the festival, addressed the issue Wednesday in a letter that said, “Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic ‘Yes.'”

He continued, “How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well — the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for people to gather, reflect, experience, feel, and process.”

Durling noted that during the Great Depression, Americans flocked to theaters. “They did not do this because movies can be easily categorized as a distraction,” he said. “Yes
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces 2018 Slate, Will Open with Emilio Estevez’s ‘the public’

Despite the devastating mudslides that overwhelmed the Santa Barbara, California community of Montecito last week — resulting in at least 20 deaths and the destruction of 100-plus homes — the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Sbiff) will go on as usual. A reason to celebrate is “needed now more than ever,” wrote Sbiff director Roger Durling in a letter soon to be shared with festival-goers. He continued, “It is an opportunity for people to gather – reflect – experience – feel – and process,” noting that cinema attendance was strong during the Great Depression.

Launched in 1986, this year’s Sbiff will include films from 58 countries. Numbered among its 45 world premieres is opening night film “the public,” the first feature written and directed by Emilio Estevez since 2010’s “The Way.” Set at a Cincinnati public library, the film follows its homeless and marginalized patrons during a dangerous cold spell. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone (“Neon Demon
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Amazon's Don't Worry Trailer Teams Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Jack Black

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer and poster for Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which is slated for theatrical release on May 11, 2018. For those who will be in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival later this week, this film will have its world premiere screening on Friday, January 19, before heading overseas to the Berlin International Film Festival next month. While we still have a few months until this true story adaptation hits theaters, this could certainly make a big splash at Sundance in just a few short days.

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment, with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill), Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that
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‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ Build Social Media Buzz

‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ Build Social Media Buzz
A pair of Universal films — “Breaking In” and “Fifty Shades Freed” — dominated social media buzz last week with a combined 189,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Breaking In,” a home-invasion drama starring Gabrielle Union, generated 97,000 new conversations in the wake of the release of a trailer on Jan. 11, shortly after announcing a May 11 release date for the film. “V for Vendetta” director James McTeigue helms from a script by Ryan Engle, based on a pitch from Jaime Primak Sullivan about a woman fighting to protect her family during a home invasion.

Fifty Shades Freed” drew 92,000 new conversations last week. A new trailer released on Jan. 2 revealed in the final five seconds that Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is pregnant. The pregnancy announcement isn’t news to those who read the final installment of E.L. James’ erotic trilogy, published in 2012, but it had not been hinted at in the two previous films, “[link
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Gabrielle Union Thinks Donald Trump's 'Shithole' Comment is Misdirected

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[[tmz:video id="0_ixsyoptc"]] Gabrielle Union thinks Donald Trump's reference to "shithole" places actually refers to his brain. Gabrielle was at Barnes and Noble Saturday in Cleveland signing her book, "We're Going to Need More Wine," when she sounded off on Trump's gross commentary on Haiti and African countries.   She also thinks Oprah -- who now says she's intrigued by the prospect of running for President in 2020 -- can do more outside the Oval Office than inside. Hubby Dwayne
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Gabrielle Union is one tough mother in trailer for Breaking In

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After the sudden death of her father, Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) takes her two kids to her father's secluded estate as they prepare to sell the property. After exploring the house’s impenetrable security system, a group of burglars arrive intent on making off with the contents of her father's safe and take her children hostage, but, "No trap, no trick and especially no man... Read More...
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Trailer Watch: Gabrielle Union Is a Heroic Mom on a Mission in “Breaking In”

Breaking In

Gabrielle Union is a force to be reckoned with in a new trailer for “Breaking In.” The thriller sees the “Being Mary Jane” actress heading to her recently diseased father’s secluded house alongside her two kids. The trio are shocked to discover the estate’s super high-tech security system, which leaves the mom, Shaun, wondering what exactly her father was trying to hide.

Shaun doesn’t have much time to solve the mystery before burglars appear and take her children hostage while she’s outside of the house. “I want you to listen. You are a woman alone at the mercy of strangers,” they threaten. But Shaun doesn’t let the criminals intimidate her — she’s too busy figuring out how to get back into the house to save her kids. “You have no clue what I’m capable of,” she tells the robbers. The footage from
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Gabrielle Union is One Badass Mom in The Trailer For Breaking In

An intense trailer has been released for a new home invasion thriller coming out called Breaking In. The movie stars Gabrielle Union as a mother "who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In." She comes off as being a complete badass in the film. She's like the John McClane of moms.

The movie is being directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8) from a script written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop). It also co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Breaking In hits theaters on May 11th. It looks like it could be a solid thriller! Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.
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Breaking In Trailer Features Gabrielle Union

Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Watch the brand new trailer now.

Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer ProductionsJames Lopez (Girls Trip, Think Like a Man), and Practical PicturesCraig Perry and Sheila Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series). Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon,
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New trailer for home invasion thriller Breaking In

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for director James McTeigue’s home invasion thriller Breaking In which stars Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, and Ajiona Alexus; check it out below…

Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Breaking In is set for release on May 11th.

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Gabrielle Union Fights Like a Mother in the First ‘Breaking In’ Trailer

If you've ever wanted to watch Gabrielle Union channel her inner John McLane and pick off bad guys one-by-one, boy do we have a treat for you today. Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Breaking In, the new thriller from V for Vendetta director James McTeigue and Non-Stop writer Ryan Engle and let me just say it is very much my shit. The action thriller has some serious Panic Room vibes and stars Union as a woman visiting her recently decreased father's secluded, hyper-secure estate when burglars arrive, locking her out and …
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Breaking In Trailer Has Gabrielle Union Kicking Ass to Save Her Kids

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and photos for Breaking In, the studio's upcoming thriller that will show how "payback is a mother," fittingly enough, on Mother's Day weekend. Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

The trailer opens with Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) driving her young children Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and Glover (Seth Carr) to her late father's house, which has an impenetrable security system that almost borders on overkill. When Glover mentions that this house is a "fortress," Shaun responds that her father must have been paranoid in his old age, while wondering what he was trying to hide. While talking to a friend on the phone,
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‘Breaking In’: Universal Dates Gabrielle Union Home-Invasion Thriller For Early Summer

Universal Pictures has set a May 11 release for Breaking In, a home-invasion thriller starring Gabrielle Union. The actress, whose Bet series Being Mary Jane is ending with a two-hour movie this year, also produced the movie in a reteam with Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions. Directed by James McTeigue from Ryan Engel’s script, Breaking In follows Shaun (Union) who, after the sudden death of her father, takes her two kids to Dad's Malibu mansion to settle his…
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‘Breaking In’ Trailer: Payback Is A Mother In This Reverse ‘Panic Room’

In David Fincher‘s underrated 2002 thriller, Jodie Foster defends her home and protects her daughter (Kristen Stewart), from a bunch of thugs (led by Jared Leto) who are trying to break in and steal something secret contained within the walls of the house. The upcoming “Breaking In” turns that premise inside out.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, and Ajiona Alexus, and directed by James McTeigue (“V For Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin“), the story follows a woman who has to break into an impenetrable fortress of a house, after her two kids are taken hostage.

Continue reading ‘Breaking In’ Trailer: Payback Is A Mother In This Reverse ‘Panic Room’ at The Playlist.
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First Trailer for James McTeigue's Home Invasion Thriller 'Breaking In'

"I will do anything to protect my kids." Holy smokes, this looks awesome! Universal has debuted the first official trailer for a home invasion thriller titled Breaking In, which kind of twists the old home invasion concept just a bit. Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who moves with her children to her father's old home which features very high tech security. When intruders break in and lock her out, she must figure out how to break back in and rescue her kids, stopping at nothing to get back at these invaders. This is, crazy enough, the next movie from V for Vendetta director James McTeigue. The film's full cast includes Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, Levi Meaden, and Ajiona Alexus. This seriously looks badass, and I am glad it has some twists on the unusual home invasion plot. I'm definitely in. This May, payback is a mother. Here's
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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in January 2018

Does a new year mean a new Netflix? Probably not, as their slate for the first month of 2018 is still troublingly light on movies that would be old enough to have their own Netflix accounts. Nevertheless, the streaming giant has plugged a few of the biggest gaps in their library of classic films, adding “The Godfather” trilogy, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and the entire “Bring it On” series in one fell swoop.

Here are the seven best films to stream on Netflix in January 2018 (and click here for a list of everything that’s been added to the service this month).

7. “Definitely, Maybe” (2008)

Remember romantic comedies? They were nice. Sure, many of them were patently insane, and almost all of them reinforced some pernicious gender norms, but they could also be sweet and sincere reminders that we’re all just out there looking for love. “Definitely, Maybe” is one of the genre’s better examples,
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Everyone Wants Oprah Winfrey to Run for President After Epic Golden Globes Speech

Everyone Wants Oprah Winfrey to Run for President After Epic Golden Globes Speech
Oprah Winfrey for president!

The 63-year-old media mogul was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday, and while we had high expectations for her speech, Winfrey managed to outdo herself.

The Wrinkle in Time star had audiences both at the Beverly Hilton and at home moved to tears, as she delivered an acceptance speech that touched on African-American accomplishments, leadership, truth, abuse and power.

"Their time is up!" she strongly declared of the men and women using their positions to hurt others. "I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are here tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody has to say, 'Me too,' again
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Celebs Watching the Golden Globes at Home Share Their Reactions: 'And Now I'm Crying'

Celebs Watching the Golden Globes at Home Share Their Reactions: 'And Now I'm Crying'
The Golden Globes may be a star-studded affair, but that doesn’t mean all the stars are there. In fact, some are tuning into the show the same way as the rest of the world: Watching from the comfort of their home, some of them likely on their couch. And just like you, while they were watching on said couch, they were tweeting along with the show.

From the beginning of the red carpet arrivals, where they tweeted messages of good luck to their friends and co-stars.

Good luck to our very own @caitrionambalfe tonight @goldenglobes @Outlander_STARZ !!!

You deserve All the awards.
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The Most Epic Powerhouse Female Duos on the 2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet

The Most Epic Powerhouse Female Duos on the 2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet
History is being made at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

While all eyes are normally on the A-listers during awards show red carpets, that changed on Sunday. As part of the "Time's Up" initiative, aiming to bring awareness to gender inequality and sexual harassment, celebrities used the ceremony to highlight the movement, as well as their plus one's -- some of the brightest, most powerful women in the industry, and the country.

Eva Longoria and Reese Witherspoon

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As expected, the actresses -- both who are responsible for creating the movement -- walked the red carpet side-by-side, holding hands in support of change.

"We wear black for so many reasons," Longoria explained to Et. "We wear black to say, 'Time's up' on the imbalance of power and abuse of power. We wear black for all the women and whistleblowers that came forward: Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Ashley Judd, Olivia Munn, Gabrielle Union, [link
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Reese Witherspoon Says 'One Awards Show Can't Change Everything,' Explains Need for Time's Up (Exclusive)

The 2018 Golden Globes was a coming out party for the Time's Up initiative -- but it won't be the last time the movement makes a statement.

Et's Kevin Frazier spoke with Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria on the red carpet ahead of the awards show, where they discussed the reasons why they decided to form the collective to defend and advocate for those experiencing inequality in the workplace, and admitted that Sunday's event was just the beginning.

"We wear black for so many reasons. We wear black to say time's up on the imbalance of power and abuse of power. We wear black for all the women and whistleblowers that came forward: Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Ashley Judd, Olivia Munn, Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews," Longoria said.

"Anthony Rapp, people who were so brave to tell their stories first and we're standing here because of the courage they had and also, women in all industries
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