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Who Are Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors?

November 27th, 2014 5:01pm EST
Rowling, King & Martin Top List Of Powerful Authors
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has been named Hollywood's Most Powerful Author.

The Hollywood Reporter's list also includes Stephen King ("Under the Dome," "Haven," "Shawshank Redemption," "The Shining") and "Game Of Thrones" mastermind George R.R. Martin.

Rounding out the top five are "Fifty Shades Of Grey" author E.L. James and romance writer Nicholas Sparks ("The Notebook," "A Walk To Remember," "The Last Song").

"Gone Girl's" Gillian Flynn, James Patterson, Michael Lewis and Laura Hillenbrand ("Unbroken") also made the trade magazine's list.
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HBO To Air Kurt Cobain Documentary In 2015

November 26th, 2014 8:45am EST
Nirvana
The first completely authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain will feature the singer's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as executive producer.

Filmmaker Brett Morgen, the man behind the Rolling Stones' "Crossfire Hurricane" documentary, wrote, produced and directed "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." The movie will air on HBO in 2015. The film will include home movies, recordings, art, photos, and previously unheard songs.

Morgen told WENN, "I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. H...
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'Jurassic World' Trailer Arrives Two Days Early

November 25th, 2014 6:59pm EST
Jurassic World
The first trailer for "Jurassic World," which was teased over the weekend with a 21-second promo, was released on Tuesday morning, two days earlier than planned.

The trailer was slated to debut on Thanksgiving night during the NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, but an early leak forced Universal to scrap its plans and let it fly online.

The film follows the typical Jurassic format -- scientists mess with nature so people will go to a tropical island to see creatures that were once extinct, creatures somehow get free and try to eat people, people flee i...
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First Teaser For 'The Force Awakens' Hits Theaters This Weekend!

November 25th, 2014 1:59pm EST
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser To Hit Theaters As Plot Ru
The first official teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is set to hit movie theaters on Friday, giving fans "a tiny peek" at what director J.J. Abrams and his team have been doing.

Late last week rumors circulated that the first teaser for the film would come over the Thanksgiving holiday, and on Monday Abrams uploaded a photo of a note he wrote to his Twitter page, officially making the announcement that an 88-second look at the film would hit select theaters.

THANKSGIVING pic.twitter.com/46811BgWiF

— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 24, 2014

Earlier this month the na...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' Michael Rooker On Yondu Past, Present And Future

November 25th, 2014 12:30pm EST
Interview: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' Michael Rooker On Yondu P
Anyone who witnessed Marvel’s latest big blockbuster spectacle that was James Gunn’s "Guardians of the Galaxy" knows the great Michael Rooker all too well. As the scene stealing space pirate Yondu Udonta, surrogate father to Star-Lord Peter Quill and overall bawdy blue bad guy, Rooker created one of the coolest, quirkiest and funniest Marvel characters to date. Of course, it helps that Rooker and Gunn have worked together successfully many times in the past (from "Slither" to "Super!"), but ever solid performer Rooker has always been up for the challenge. (See his first flick "Henry: Por...
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'Wizard Of Oz' Costume Brings In Mega Bucks

November 25th, 2014 8:52am EST
Cowardly Lion Costume Sells At Auction For $3 Million
The Cowardly Lion costume from the iconic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" has sold at auction for more than $3 million. Actor Bert Lahr wore the famous furry suit, which was discovered by a junk dealer while clearing out an old MGM building.

The costume was sold at Bonham's Turner Classic Movies auction on Monday. A test dress that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy was also sold at the event.

In "The Wizard of Oz," Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and travel from Kansas to the land of Oz. While trying to return home, Dorothy and her new friends (the Scarecrow, Tin Man an...
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Female Director To Helm 'Wonder Woman' Film

November 25th, 2014 8:30am EST
Michelle MacLaren
Warner Bros. film "Wonder Woman" is taking shape as Michelle MacLaren has signed on to direct the project. The film is set to hit theaters in 2017 and will include Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder as producers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

MacLaren has been involved in beloved TV shows including "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones." She won two Emmys for producing "Breaking Bad" in 2013 and 2014. She made her directorial debut on "The X-Files."

She will be the first woman to direct a comic book film and will work with several writers to develop a s...
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DVD Review: 'Speak No Evil'

November 24th, 2014 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Speak No Evil'
Beware the kids! Dodge the tots with us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Speak No Evil" out Dec. 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if the munchkins within have bite below!

Title: "Speak No Evil"

Grade: 2

Cast: Gabrielle Stone, Carl Jensen, Olivia Cavender

Director: Roze

Rating: R

Runtime: 74 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgate.com

The Flick: "Speak No Evil" starts off interestingly enough with a single mom partnering with her latest one-night stand to find her missing daughter. Problem is things go south when evil spi...
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DVD Review: 'Phobia'

November 24th, 2014 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Phobia'
Ready to be trapped inside with what haunts you? The follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Phobia" out now from RLJ/Image Home Entertainment. We examine the haunting at home below!

Title: "Phobia"

Grade: 1

Cast: Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery, Sarah Schoofs

Director: Rory Douglas Abel

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 84 minutes

Release Company: RLJ/Image Home Entertainment

Website: www.rljentertainment.com

The Flick: The eye opening art on the box for phobia is some of the creepiest imagery I’ve seen in a while – too bad the flick housed inside doesn’t keep the quality ...
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'Hunger Games: Mockingay -- Part 1' Trounces Box Office Competitors

November 24th, 2014 8:59am EST
'Hunger Games: Mockingay -- Part 1' Has Biggest Opening Of 2014
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" dominated the weekend box office, making $123 million in ticket sales and landing the biggest box office debut of 2014.

Despite its impressive ticket sales, the film earned much less than its predecessor, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which debuted with $158 million last year.

"Mockingjay -- Part 1" also did well internationally, earning $152 million.

The film centers on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends who begin their revolution against the Capitol. Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accep...
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