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Will The Next James Bond Be Black?

December 20th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Idris Elba
Will Idris Elba be the next 007? Leaked emails reveal that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal was pushing for the actor to take over the iconic role from Daniel Craig.

According to the Daily Beast, Pascal sent an email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive VP of production for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond films, on Jan. 4, 2014, that read, “Idris should be the next bond.”

In the past, Elba admitted he'd jump at playing the role.

The 24th film in the franchise, "Spectre," is opening in theaters in November 2015.

Craig revealed in 2012 that he was ready...
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Sean Penn Slams Sony For Caving In To Hackers

December 20th, 2014 10:44am EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has joined President Barack Obama and criticized Sony executives for pulling the Christmas day release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's comedy "The Interview."

The studio canceled the release earlier this week after several movie chains decided not to show the film for fear of repercussions from the hackers, who call themselves Guardians of Peace.

"The Interview" centers on two TV journalists assigned to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On Friday, President Obama told reporters that Sony executives had "made a mistake" in cancelling the release of the film.

Penn al...
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'The Good Lie' Is Available On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 23

December 20th, 2014 6:17am EST
The Good Lie
"The Good Lie" centers on Mamere and Theo from Southern Sudan. After the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, Theo is forced to assume the role of chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, to safety.

The rag tag group travels to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Along the way they meet other fleeing children and form friendships with Jeremiah and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival. Thirteen years later, the young adults move to the United States.

When they arrive in Kansas, they meet Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), an...
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Is This 'Star Wars' Themed Christmas Light Display The Best Ever?

December 19th, 2014 11:22pm EST
Star Wars Lights
If there wasn't already enough buzz about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" going around, Newark, California's Tom BetGeorge just upped the anticipation level with his latest display of Christmas lights.

BetGeorge, a music teacher and director for the COVA Conservatory in Oakland, created an amazing Christmas display in his front yard, complete with musical instruments that light up, spotlights and even a little smoke, and set up a lightshow that runs with a few different pieces of music, including a mix of the major theme songs from the "Star Wars" trilogies.

BetGeorge built and lit the gia...
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Obama Calls Out Sony For Giving In To Cyberterrorists

December 19th, 2014 9:55pm EST
Obama
President Obama has spoken out about Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" from release, saying that the company did the wrong thing by canceling the film's planned Thursday night premiere (Dec. 18) and then deciding to shelve the film indefinitely in light of last month's hack of the movie studio's network by cyberterrorist group the Guardians of Peace.

During a news conference on Friday, the President said, "I wish they had spoken to me first. I would have told them do not get into a pattern in which you're intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks."

Related: 'Guardians Of Peace'...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'

December 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Clockwork Orange'
We’re keeping in tune with awards season, but with a slight twist this week. With Sony’s unfortunate move pulling the new comedy "The Interview" from theatrical release due to hacker threats it felt like time to take a stand. So controversy is the pick of the day…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. The selection this week is a film certainly no stranger to harsh criticism. It was a daring blend of visceral violence, lush visuals, captivating performances and the use of classical music in ways no one had ever seen before. Most of you know this one, but after the sad state of events this ...
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Seth Rogen Hires Special Forces Bodyguard After Threats From North Korea

December 19th, 2014 8:35am EST
Seth Rogen Hires Special Forces Bodyguard After Threats From Nor
This whole "The Interview" thing went from harmless comedy to World War Three in like a week's time.

Here's the latest in our coming armed global conflict over a mediocre Seth Rogen comedy: Rogen has apparently hired a bodyguard in the wake of potential threats from North Korean terrorists.

On Wednesday, Rogen was spotted in LAX alongside a beefy bearded fellow who Perez Hilton reports is ex-special forces. He's also "highly skilled," which is probably the case with most who are ex-special forces.

Terrorist groups linked to North Korea have already made major threats on Sony and the Un...
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How Will North Korea React To Texas Theater Showing 'Team America: World Police'?

December 18th, 2014 3:19pm EST
Texas Movie Theater To Show 'Team America: World Police' Instead
UPDATE: "Team America World Police" was set to run in several theaters in place of the now canceled "The Interview"; but, unfortunately, Paramount pictures has put the kibosh on that and pulled the film.

The cyberterrorists have won.

"America, f--k yeah!" That's what a movie theater in Richardson, Texas, has to say about Sony Pictures' cancellatoin of the Dec. 25 opening of "The Interview" amidst terrorist threats, so instead Dallas/Fort Worth area moviegoers will get a free showing of Paramount's 2004 comedy "Team America World Police." Take that, North Korea!

Hackers believed to be...
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Ryan Gage Bids Farewell To 'Hobbit'

December 17th, 2014 12:04pm EST
Ryan Gage Bids Farewell To 'Hobbit' Franchise With 'Battle Of Th
Ryan Gage is making grand moves in his career. He returns as Alfrid for the final film in the Hobbit series, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which opens today.

Then he'll reprise his role as King Louis XIII on BBC One's The Musketeers, that launches its second season on January 2 in the UK and January 17 in the US. He's no stranger to high-profile projects and big characters.

We spoke to Ryan last week about saying goodbye to the Hobbit films and returning to The Musketeers, and how one follows up working on a massive Peter Jackson epic.

Reprising his role from The Desolation ...
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Brad Pitt & Kids Fill In For Sick Angelina Jolie

December 16th, 2014 10:42am EST
Brad Pitt, Kids Maddox, Pax & Shiloh Attend 'Unbroken' Premiere
Brad Pitt took three of his children to the Los Angeles premiere of "Unbroken" while his wife battles Chickenpox.

The actress was diagnosed with the contagious disease last week and was forced to pull out of promotional duties for the film.

Pitt stepped in for his wife on Monday, taking their three oldest children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, and Shiloh, 8, with him. His mother Jane also joined the group.

As for Jolie's prognosis, Pitt told E! News: "Her spirits are high... A little spotted and a little itchy, but her spirits are high."

Pitt also attended an "Unbroken" presentation for Jolie ...
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