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First ‘Ocean’s 8′ Trailer Reveals the Star-Studded Spinoff

Warner Bros. has released the first Ocean’s 8 trailer for the upcoming spinoff film, and although it’s only tangentially related to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, it appears the suave and stylish spirit of the series is still intact. The Hunger Games and Pleasantville filmmaker Gary Ross directs the new film, which stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean. When this film begins she’s fresh out of prison and assembles a team of her own to pull off a unique heist at the Met Gala. While one may think …
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The Con Begins in the First Trailer for ‘Ocean’s 8’

Steven Soderbergh is back in the directing chair, but after directing a redneck spin on Ocean’s 11 with Logan Lucky, he didn’t return for Ocean’s 8, a female-led sequel to his trilogy. Rather, this summer-bound sequel is helmed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville), who directs Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter and Sandra Bullock, who plays Debbie Ocean, sister to Clooney’s Danny. Ahead of a release this June, the first trailer has landed which shows off the story of a jewelry heist at the Met Gala.

“Everyone has their specialty, yes. What’s fun is that it’s not their whole life. And they haven’t been able to do what they’re brilliant at because the industry, if you can call it the industry, the industry of crime hasn’t really allowed them to excel and execute what they’re good at,
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First ‘Ocean’s 8′ Trailer Teaser Reveals a New Team of Thieves

Warner Bros. has released the first Ocean’s 8 trailer teaser for the upcoming spinoff film, with the full trailer set to arrive tomorrow. Although Ocean's 8 is only tangentially related to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, it appears the suave and stylish spirit of the series is still intact. The Hunger Games and Pleasantville filmmaker Gary Ross directs the new film, which stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean. When this film begins she’s fresh out of prison and assembles a team of her own to pull off a …
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First Poster for ‘Ocean’s 8’ Assembles a New Team

Warner Bros. has released the first Ocean’s 8 poster for the upcoming spinoff film, and although it’s only tangentially related to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, it appears the suave and stylish spirit of the series is still intact. The Hunger Games and Pleasantville filmmaker Gary Ross directs the new film, which stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean. When this film begins she’s fresh out of prison and assembles a team of her own to pull off a unique heist at the Met Gala. While one may think …
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Remembering Paul Walker on His Birthday: 5 of His Most Memorable Roles

Remembering Paul Walker on His Birthday: 5 of His Most Memorable Roles
It's bittersweet day for Paul Walker fans. Today would have marked the late actor's 44th birthday. However, as you likely recall, Walker passed away in a tragic car accident in November of 2013 at the age of 40. Before his heartbreaking death, Walker saw a long, successful career, which dated back to his days on commercials and making television appearances in the late '80s. Then, he made a name for himself in 1998's Pleasantville, starring alongside stars like Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire. Walker's rise to fame continued with films like Varsity Blues and, of course, The Fast and the Furious franchise, which saw his final film, Furious 7. As we celebrate his...
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These Facts About Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's Wedding Will Take You Down Memory Lane

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These Facts About Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's Wedding Will Take You Down Memory Lane
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were once one of Hollywood's hottest It couples, but their wedding was actually pretty low-key. The pair first met at Reese's 21st birthday party in March 1997 and got engaged a year later. While the two eventually got divorced in 2007 - and Reese has since moved on with Jim Toth - Reese and Ryan have remained friends as they coparent their two children, Ava, 17, and Deacon, 13. Take a walk down memory lane and relive their wedding with these five quick facts. RelatedThere Are Levels to Ryan Phillippe The wedding took place in Charleston, Sc. Reese and Ryan said "I do" on June 5, 1999, at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Stono River. Reese was several months pregnant at the time. The actress welcomed daughter Ava into the world just three months later. Reese's wedding dress was extraspecial. It was designed by her costumer from her 1998 film Pleasantville.
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Newswire: Katie Aselton to star in horror-comedy that’s “a softcore version of Pleasantville”

The League and Legion’s Katie Aselton is among those set to star in a movie described as a “basically like a softcore version of Pleasantville,” according to Variety. To clarify: This is a wacky-sounding, high concept project called Deep Murder, about denizens of the porn world who start to develop beyond their stereotypes once a serial killer is in their midst. So essentially, the murderer takes on Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire’s job in the aforementioned Gary Ross picture. In addition to Aselton, the film is also set to feature reliable character actor Christopher McDonald; Johnny Simmons of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World; Stephanie Drake, otherwise known as Mad Men secretary Meredith; and two of its own writers, Josh Margolin and Quinn Beswick.

Margolin and Beswick are responsible for the screenplay, along with Nikolai Von Keller and Benjamin Smolen, while Nick Corirossi, who has worked for Funny Or
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Why Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is an Underappreciated Modern Classic

Why Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is an Underappreciated Modern Classic
“Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can… of course you can.”

If Jay Gatsby had been born 80 or 90 years later, he could easily have run a movie studio instead of running booze — after all, repeating the past seems to be all that Hollywood really does these days. Of course, the film industry has always sustained itself by transfiguring history into images and then embalming them as culture (that business approach is baked into the medium itself, which allows artists to paint with time as vividly as they might with color), but there’s a vast difference between revisiting our memories and resigning to them; there’s a vast difference between looking at a green light across a misty harbor, and being so mesmerized by the promise of its fading emerald glow that it obscures the possibility of all other futures.

Once upon a time, Disney adapted classic
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Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More

Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– Exclusive: The 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Opening night will feature Michael Mailer’s newest film, “Blind,” a romantic-drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. Closing night will wrap up the festival with “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion,” a family fantasy adventure, starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, Jennifer Morrison and Stephen Dorff.

Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th anniversary of “Spaceballs.” Also in this category will be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros.
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Giveaway – Win Free State of Jones on Blu-ray

The Civil War epic Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey comes to DVD and Blu-ray on February 20th, and we’ve got three Blu-ray copies to give away to our readers courtesy of

Directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

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The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, February 26th. UK readers only please. To enter,
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Ocean’s Eight Crew Quietly Rides Subway In First Image

You’ve got a serious wait in store for you before you’ll actually get to see Ocean’s Eight, which is currently scheduled for summer 2018, but at least you get a pretty cool look at the movie.

You’ll probably have to wait quite a while before you even get further glimpses of the film, because I’m not sure it’s going to hit hard with a marketing window longer than a year, so it makes sense that if you’re going to release an image this early it ought to be a good one.

The crew takes a ride on a subway, and they look as disinterested as any group of insanely competent players about to take on a heist… I guess.

To keep the Ocean’s legend alive, our female cast is a fantastically wild group. All the better to make it seem unlikely that people
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Christian Kane in Heaven Sent arrives on DVD February 21st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Be inspired by the heartwarming and miraculous story of a mischievous little angel when the faith-based family film Heaven Sent arrives on DVD February 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available on Digital HD.

Heartwarming inspiration and fun are on tap in the miraculous story of a mischievous little angel on a mission when the faith-based family film Heaven Sent arrives on DVD February 21from Lionsgate. Currently available on Digital HD, the story unfolds when a young couple, on the eve of their painful divorce, receives a surprising houseguest – an 8 year old runaway from Heaven. Cleverly guided by Divine intervention, she helps them rediscover their hope and faith in the power of love. Heaven Sent gained recognition and success at the Bentonville Film Festival, and premiered on the Lifetime network as one of its most anticipated film events of 2016. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. and written by Rick Ramage,
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Win Free State on Jones on DVD

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Studiocanal is pleased to announce that the historical war epic Free State Of Jones is coming to Blu-ray, DVD and VOD 30 January 2017 and will be available on Est from 23 January 2017. To celebrate the release of this remarkable and inspirational true story, we have 3 copies on DVD up for grabs!

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club), Free State Of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Free State Of Jones
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Sundance 2017 Jury Members Include Gael García Bernal, Larry Wilmore, Athina Rachel Tsangari and More

Each year, the Sundance Film Festival rolls out an enviable lineup of jury members — billed as “experts in film, art, culture and science” — to dole out awards to the feature-length works shown at the festival. In total, 28 prizes (and sometimes more!) will be announced at a ceremony on January 28 (as ever, Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 24). The festival has now announced this year’s various jury members, including actors, filmmakers, producers, writers and other luminaries (and, yes, plenty of Sundance alums pop up amongst their ranks).

Additionally, the festival has also announced that actress, comedian, correspondent and podcast host Jessica Williams will host the annual awards. Jones seems poised to have a very busy Sundance indeed, as she also toplines James Strouse’s premiere “The Incredible Jessica James,” which will close out the festival the night before.

The awards, which recognize standout artistic and story elements,
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Ocean’s 8 Finds Its Villain In Damian Lewis

After a period of speculation, it seems that Homeland star Damian Lewis has joined the cast of the upcoming franchise spin off, Ocean’s 8, and will appear as the villain of the piece. With the director of the original Ocean’s trilogy – Steven Soderbergh – on board as producer, the writer-director of this new instalment is Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville), with Olivia Milch co-writing.

The project is already shooting in New York City and features an all-star female cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Akwkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. The character played by Sandra Bullock is essentially the lead, in the same way that George Clooney was the lead in Ocean’s Eleven – while Blanchett plays her ‘deputy’ (equivalent to Brad Pitt in the earlier film).

Damian Lewis is now confirmed to play the former lover of Bullock, and the target of her next heist.
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Ocean’s Eight Officially Begins Production

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Warner Bros. have today announced that the next movie in the “Ocean’s” franchise has started production. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anna Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina and Rihanna all star in the movie directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville and writer of Tom Hanks’ Big). The three previous “Ocean’s” movies […]

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Free State of Jones

Writer/Director Gary Ross constructs a historical-film miracle: a meaningful tale about the Civil War that doesn't bog down in details. Rebel deserter Matthew McConaughey leads a wartime insurrection against both the South and the North. It's hard to believe that it really happened. Free State of Jones Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 140 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 19.99 Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Christopher Berry, Sean Bridgers, Jacob Lofland, Thomas Francis Murphy, Bill Tangradi, Brian Lee Franklin. Cinematography Benoit Delhomme Film Editor Pamela Martin, Juliette Welfing Original Music Nicholas Britell Written by Gary Ross story by Leonard Hartman Produced by Jon Kilik, Gary Ross, Scott Stuber Directed by Gary Ross

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This is one very good movie about an unusual subject, with committed performances, a handsome production and a screenplay fashioned with intelligence and good judgment. So why are
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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

Hmmm.
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Finding Dory Beats Independence Day 2 in Its Second Weekend in Theaters

Finding Dory Beats Independence Day 2 in Its Second Weekend in Theaters
Halfway through both the summer movie season and the year of 2016 as a whole, sequels have been hit or miss. Follow-ups such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, X-Men: Apocalypse, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Now You See Me 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows couldn't capture the box office magic of its predecessors. Of course, the biggest movie of the year right now is a sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but last week, a follow-up 13 years in the making, Finding Dory, opened huge with $135 million, breaking Shrek the Third's record for biggest animated opening weekend ($121.6 million). As expected, this forgetful fish staved off three newcomers this weekend, 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Sony's The Shallows and Stx Entertainment's Free State of Jones, repeating atop the box office with $73.2 million.

Finding Dory's opening weekend haul not only breaks Shrek the Third's
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Interview: Why Gary Ross Spent a Decade Working on ‘Free State of Jones’

Interview: Why Gary Ross Spent a Decade Working on ‘Free State of Jones’
After helping to launch The Hunger Games franchise with a $700M hit, some would assume writer-director Gary Ross wouldn’t have much trouble making another film. And yet, following that box-office and critical success, Ross still struggled to get a passion project of his made. For a decade, the director behind Seabiscuit and Pleasantville worked on Free State of Jones, which has finally made its […]

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