Friends with Kids (2011)
“Today we announce in no uncertain terms that Red Granite remains open for business, and that everyone involved with Red Granite can confidently continue to do business with us in the wake of the civil lawsuit filed by the government last month,” the company said in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a $1 billion asset forfeiture case on July 20, alleging the widespread looting of 1Mdb, a Malaysian development fund. It accuses Red Granite CEO Riza Aziz, the stepson of Malaysia’s prime minister, of taking some $74 million that traced back to the fund to finance Red Granite. It also accuses Aziz of using looted funds to buy luxury real estate in London, Beverly Hills and New York.
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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Apparently the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, when they debuted way back in the 1980s, were intended as a parody of superhero comics. I picked up this tidbit from the Tmnt wikipedia page. I did not absorb it through some sort of cinematic osmosis while watching the new Tmnt movie, Out of the Shadows. That would have been impossible. Whatever the truth of the long-ago comic-book Turtles, there is absolutely nothing that marks them as satirical here. (This may also be true of the 2014 movie that rebooted this franchise, but I have so far managed to avoid that one. If only that had
The company already counts directors such as Richard Linklater (“Boyhood), Justin Lin (“Fast Five”) and Charles Ferguson (“Inside Job”) among its clients. But it’s looking to expand its management portfolio, hoping to capitalize on a moment in Hollywood when up-and-coming talent may struggle to find a foothold at the traditional agencies and the bigger studios. Cinetic has already added a new manager in New York who specializes in actors: Avi Lipski, formerly of Brookside Artist Management.
Cinetic, which helped pool financing for such high-profile art films as “Boyhood” and “Carol,” has ambitions to be a one-stop shop for those who can direct, produce, write and act as many entertainment industry players are straddling the lines between television, film, and digital media. The major
Hamm and Westfeldt, who had been together for 18 years, confirmed the break-up to People, saying in a joint statement that the decision was amicable.
"With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history," the statement said. "We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward."
The "Mad Men" star and the "Friends with Kids" actress had been an enduring symbol of stability in quickie marriage-obsessed Hollywood, and had been together since 1997. But rumors of a split surfaced earlier this year, around the time that Hamm revealed he had entered rehab for alcohol addiction, and though they denied any trouble at the time, the cracks were apparently already beginning to form.
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Mad Men star Jon Hamm and his partner of nearly two decades, film-maker and actor Jennifer Westfeldt, have ended their relationship.
“With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history,” the couple announced in a joint statement to People magazine.
Related: Jon Hamm reveals he went to rehab for alcoholism before final Mad Men season
The film is centered around a young medical technician as he begins to experience disturbing and unexplainable events while treating a mysterious female patient who suffers from night terrors.
Red Granite’s co-founders and co-chairmen Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producers. Seth W. Owen, who wrote the comedy “The Runaround,” will be writing the script.
“The Runaround” stars Emile Hirsch, J. K. Simmons and Kristen Schaal and was shot this summer in Los Angeles.
Red Granite produced “Friends with Kids,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Dumb and Dumber To,” “Horns” and the upcoming comedy “Daddy’s Home,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Its development slate includes Western “The Brigands of Rattleborge” and George Washington biopic “The General.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically
Though he shot to fame as the tortured antihero at the center of AMC’s “Mad Men,” he gravitates to comic roles to show off his lighter side, stealing scenes in “Bridesmaids” and popping up on “Saturday Night Live.”
But the pressure of life in the spotlight may have taken its toll. In late February, he quietly checked himself into the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for treatment of alcohol abuse. The news broke less than two weeks before the April 5 premiere of “Mad Men’s” final season, in the midst of promotional duties for the show. Hamm’s representatives issued this statement: “With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward.
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