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The Tolkien Estate Won’t Endorse the New ‘Tolkien’ Biopic

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and his seminal work The Lord of the Rings might be soon lining up to see Nicholas Hoult play the young, hot version of him in Fox Searchlight’s upcoming biopic, Tolkien. But one group of people that won’t be in line are Tolkien’s family and the Tolkien estate, which have released a statement saying that they do not endorse the film. The Tolkien estate has released a statement clarifying that they “do not endorse [Tolkien] or its content in any way,” according to The H...
Tags: Business and Industry News, Drama, Fox Searchlight, True Story, J.R.R. Tolkien, Nicholas Hoult, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate


HBO to Air ‘McMillions’, a Documentary Series About the McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud

When The Daily Beast published an article last summer titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions,” it captured Hollywood’s attention in a big way. We later learned that was by design: the article, which details extreme (and wildly entertaining) levels of fraud surrounding the nationwide Monopoly game that McDonald’s previously participated in, was written with the express purpose of being adapted into a movie. A film adaptation is still on the table, but now a docu...
Tags: Documentary, HBO, Television, True Story, Mark-Wahlberg, McDonald's, McDonald's Monopoly Movie, McMillions


Contest: Win Free Tickets to an Early ‘Tolkien’ Screening, Featuring a Q&A With Cast and Filmmakers

Fox Searchlight has been developing a movie based on the life of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien for six years, and Tolkien is finally coming to theaters this May. And if you’re a fan of the author and you live in the Los Angeles area, you’re in luck: we’re holding a contest and giving away five pairs of tickets to a special early screening that will include a Q&A with the filmmakers and the cast. Read on to find out details about the screening and how you can win. ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles, Fox Searchlight, Contests, J R R Tolkien, Tolkien, True Story, Nicholas Hoult, Westwood California, Lily Collins, Dome Karukoski, Karukoski, Broxton Avenue, Film LA


MGM Making ‘Yasuke’ Movie, About the Only African Samurai in History

Today in “shut up and take my money” news, MGM is set to make Yasuke, a film based on the true story of the only African samurai in history. Yasuke was perhaps the first black man to set foot in Japan, and his arrival caused an uproar and piqued the interest of a warlord named Oda Nobunaga. There’s no director or actor attached to the Yasuka movie yet, but this is the kind of original project that is bound to get a lot of attention. Deadline broke the news about Yasuke, writing that Stuart C...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Movies, China, India, MGM, True Story, Kyoto, Nobunaga, Lloyd Braun, Oda Nobunaga, Andrew Mittman, Yasuke, Feudal Japan, Geoffrey Girard, Stuart C Paul


Clint Eastwood Might Direct That Olympics Bombing Movie After All

In the wake of The Wolf of Wall Street, actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill planned to quickly re-team for a movie called The Ballad of Richard Jewell, the true story of a man who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and then was falsely vilified as a suspect in the crime. Over the next several years, directors like Paul Greengrass (Jason Bourne), Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), and Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven) came and went as potential directors, but now Eastwoo...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, Fbi, Clint-Eastwood, Leonardo Dicaprio, Warner Bros, Vanity Fair, Jonah Hill, Deadline, True Story, Hill, Atlanta Georgia, DiCaprio, Jewell, Eastwood


‘Skin’ Trailer: Jamie Bell is a Skinhead Who Wants a Clean Slate

Based on the true story of former Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner, Skin stars Jamie Bell as a skinhead who turns FBI informant against his white supremacist group. Set to be released by A24, Skin dramatizes the story of removing Widner’s removal of his tattoos and breaking out of his white-power group that was the subject in the 2011 documentary Erasing Hate. Watch the Skin trailer below. Skin Trailer Written and directed by Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv, who this year won an Oscar for his (unrela...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, Fbi, Movie Trailers, A24, True Story, Bell, Skin, Tribeca Film Festival, Mike Colter, Jamie-Bell, Vera-Farmiga, Danielle Macdonald, Guy Nattiv, Nattiv


‘When They See Us’ Trailer: Ava DuVernay Gives a Powerful New Perspective to the Central Park Five Case

With her latest powerful project under Netflix, Ava DuVernay seeks to give the four teenagers who were falsely accused and convicted of rape in the Central Park Five case, a voice. Netflix has released an official When They See Us trailer packed with its star-studded cast, and a more in-depth examination of the injustices that took place in 1989. Watch the new When They See Us trailer below. When They See Us Trailer Following the stirring teaser trailer released last month, Netflix pull...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, True Story, Harlem, Central Park Five, DuVernay, TV Trailer, Michael K Williams Vera Farmiga John Leguizamo, When They See Us, Central Park Five Case, Attica Locke Robin Swicord, Korey Wise Beginning, Netflix Ava DuVernay


‘The Loudest Voice’ Teaser: Showtime Tells the Story of Roger Ailes and the Rise of Fox News

Fox News has generated millions by giving some of the world’s most obnoxious caricatures a platform in the world of political punditry. Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Jeanine Pirro, Laura Ingraham, Megyn Kelly, and whatever trio of airheads is still on Fox & Friends are just some of the dispiriting voices in cable television news, and it’s all thanks to one man: Roger Ailes. Now, the story of how Roger Ailes took fear and pandering to a dangerous level and turned it into a profita...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Showtime, Russell-Crowe, Fox News, Republican Party, Emmy, Donald Trump, True Story, Richard Nixon, Roger Ailes, Ailes, Gabriel Sherman, Mike Douglas, TV Trailer, Kari Skogland


Kate McKinnon Will Play Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu Series ‘The Dropout’

Kate McKinnon will deepen her voice to play disgraced entrepreneur and accused con-artist Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series The Dropout. Based on the podcast of the same name, the series will track Holmes’ meteoric rise and shocking fall as she created privately held health tech corporation Theranos, and then proceeded to lie about nearly everything. By now you’ve likely heard the story of Elizabeth Holmes. When she was 19-year-old, the college dropout founded Theranos. The company raised ...
Tags: Hbo, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Steve Jobs, Hulu, True Story, Elizabeth Holmes, Adam Mckay, Holmes, Edison, Kate McKinnon, McKinnon, Steve Jobs Holmes, The Dropout, Kate McKinnon Will Play Elizabeth Holmes


‘Trial By Fire’ Trailer: Laura Dern Fights for a Convicted Man’s Freedom in This True Story

Over the past thirty years, Edward Zwick has directed several movies that were based on true stories – Glory, Defiance, Pawn Sacrifice – and now he’s adding one more to his resume. Trial By Fire is his latest drama, and this one stars Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet, Big Little Lies) as a Texas woman who, in the early 2000s, uncovers some sketchy methodology surrounding a man convicted for capital murder. Can she help save his life? Trial By Fire Trailer Jack O’Connell, the Englis...
Tags: Hbo, Texas, Movies, Drama, Houston, Movie Trailers, Laura-Dern, Jack O Connell, True Story, Elizabeth Gilbert, Willingham, Cameron Todd Willingham, Dern, Roadside Attractions, Edward-zwick, Trial By Fire


Hear an Exclusive Track from ‘The Best of Enemies’ Soundtrack by Marcelo Zarvos

Marcelo Zarvos, the composer of soundtracks for Wonder , Fences and more, brings his music to the upcoming true story The Best of Enemies. Leaning heavily on guitars and plucked strings to evoke the feeling of the American South, Zarvos’ soundtrack will be available this week, coinciding with the release of the film. Below, hear an exclusive track from The Best of Enemies soundtrack. The Best of Enemies Soundtrack Zarvos’ soundtracks include films such as American Ultra, The Good Shepa...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Showtime, North Carolina, Ray Donovan, True Story, Ku Klux Klan, Durham North Carolina, Larry, Sony Music, Murdock, Hollywoodland, Soundtracks, The Best of Enemies, Marcelo Zarvos, Zarvos


‘Rocketman’ Footage Reaction: The Fantastical Musical Biopic That Elton John Deserves [CinemaCon 2019]

Following the success of Bohemian Rhapsody last year (and during awards season), Paramount Pictures is looking to have a hit themselves by telling the life story of one of rock’s biggest stars: Elton John. Rocketman stars Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton as the legendary singer of songs like “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” and of course “Rocketman.” The film follows his trajectory from a young kid being classically trained in piano to one of the most flamboyant, glamorous and en...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Elton John, John, Bryce Dallas Howard, Musical, Paramount Pictures, True Story, Peter, Kingsman, Ben, Ben Pearson, Taron Egerton, Cinemacon, Dexter Fletcher


New Blu-ray Releases: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Vice’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘On the Basis of Sex’, ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’

Hello to all you physical media fiends out there. As usual, I’ve rounded up the best of the best in home entertainment just for you. This week, we have If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, a new 4K release of the 1989 Pet Sematary, On the Basis of Sex, and, yes, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. If Beale Street Could Talk Am I still a bit miffed that Barry Jenkins‘ If Beal...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Horror, Stephen King, America, Maine, Bigfoot, Christian Bale, Hitler, Amy Adams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice, Academy, Dick Cheney


‘The Current War’ Flickers Back to Life as 101 Studios Acquires Film for Wide Release

Two years ago, The Current War was being primed to be a key Oscar candidate. A historical drama about the race for electricity dominance in 19th century America starring awards darlings Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon and directed by Martin Scorsese protégé Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, The Current War had all the right elements to make it a frontrunner in the awards race. It was met with lukewarm reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, and that might have obstructed it, sure, but c...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Drama, US, Toronto, America, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Scorsese, True Story, Michael Shannon, Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Hoult


‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Trailer: Zac Efron Becomes Ted Bundy

Zac Efron gives what is undoubtedly the performance of his career in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Efron plays notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in a film that attempts to show how Bundy manipulated those closest to him into believing he was a perfectly normal, perfectly nice guy. Netflix scooped up the film at Sundance, and will bring it to viewers this May. Watch the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer below. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Trailer ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, John Malkovich, Zac-Efron, Movie Trailers, Jim Parsons, True Story, Liz, Bundy, Sundance, Efron, Lily Collins, Ted Bundy, Joe Berlinger, Michael Werwie, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile


‘Chernobyl’ Trailer: HBO Paints a Haunting Picture of the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History

Just the name “Chernobyl” is enough to evoke a sense of dread. The new HBO miniseries Chernobyl is diving deep into why that dread exists. Written and executive produced by Craig Mazin in The Hangover writer’s first foray into drama, and starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson, Chernobyl is a five-part miniseries that dramatizes the 1986 nuclear disaster that devastated the small, now-abandoned Ukrainian town of Pripyat and released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia,...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Ukraine, Jared Harris, Scandinavia, Chernobyl, True Story, Stellan Skarsgård, Johan Renck, Emily-Watson, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Belarus Russia, Craig Mazin


‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Clip: Ted Bundy Claims He’s Been Framed

  Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was one of the buzziest titles to come out of the Sundance Film Festival, due to its sordid subject matter and what’s been dubbed a “career-best performance” by star Zac Efron. But this Ted Bundy biopic will take a while before it hits U.S. theaters, making its way to the U.K. first. Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile Clip After Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile‘s debut at Sundance, where it received mixed to positive reviews,...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Ted, Netflix, Thriller, John Malkovich, Ohio, Zac-Efron, True Story, Video Clips, Bundy, Sundance, Efron, Lily Collins, Ted Bundy, Joe Berlinger


All The British Men Are Starring in Sam Mendes’ World War I Drama ‘1917’

Make way for British Men: The Movie. No, that’s not actually the name of this new movie, but it may as well be judging by the sheer amount of pale white skin and sharp cheekbones that its cast shares. The film is Sam Mendes‘ latest effort, a World War I drama titled 1917, which takes place on a single day at the height of the Great War. The 1917 cast has just added British heartthrobs young and old to its numbers, including Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Richard Madden. The Wrap repo...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Casting, Scotland, War, James Bond, Sam-Mendes, Cumberbatch, Skyfall, True Story, Richard Madden, Mendes, Madden, Firth


Tom Hanks Will Discover The King in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic

Tom Hanks will continue his quest to play every historical figure ever by taking on the role of Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann‘s untitled Elvis biopic. Parker was the man who discovered Elvis Presley, helping him land a record deal and serving as the King’s manager from 1955 to 1977. Elvis and Parker had a very close relationship, with Parker overseeing nearly every single aspect of Presley’s life. For his film adaptation, Lurhmann wanted a star to play Parker, while a newcomer will play El...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, US, Tom-Hanks, Elvis Presley, Presley, Elvis, True Story, Baz-Luhrmann, Parker, Hanks, Catherine Martin, Tom Parker, Luhrmann, Lurhmann


‘Mary Magdalene’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Follows Joaquin Phoenix’s Jesus

Mary Magdalene‘s journey to the big screen has been Biblical unto itself, as the film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix was hit with delay after delay. But as the spiritual drama directed by Garth Davis finally readies itself for an April theatrical release, IFC films has released a new Mary Magdalene trailer. Watch it below. Mary Magdalene Trailer Mary Magdalene tells the oft-overlooked story of the Biblical figure, Mary Magdalene (Mara), an apostle of Jesus who leaves her tradi...
Tags: Movies, Jerusalem, Ifc, Davis, Jesus, Movie Trailers, Lion, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joaquin Phoenix, True Story, Ifc Films, Rooney Mara, Religious, Phoenix, Mary, Mary Magdalene


Exclusive ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Clip Reveals the Real Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped with the Script

On the Basis of Sex is a biopic that deals with the early half of Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s life and career, before she became a now-legendary Supreme Court Justice. If you were wondering how accurate the film is, the exclusive On the Basis of Sex clip below provides the answer: pretty darn accurate. Because Justice Ginsburg herself actually took the time to read the script, and provide notes to the screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman – who also happens to be Ginsburg’s nephew. On the Basis of Sex C...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Digital, America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, True Story, Video Clips, Ruth, Blu, Martin, Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, Focus Features, Behind the Scenes Footage, Ruth Ginsburg, On the basis of sex


‘The Professor and the Madman’ Trailer: The Movie Mel Gibson Doesn’t Want You to See

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn have both had their fair share of headline-making controversies in Hollywood, and now the two are teaming up to don some epic beards and write the Oxford English Dictionary in a new period drama called The Professor and the Madman. However, the movie itself had a controversy of its own that resulted in a legal battle over whether it would actually see the light of day. Watch The Professor and the Madman trailer, and find out why you almost didn’t see it, below. The P...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Movie Trailers, Mel-Gibson, Sherman, True Story, Murray, Sean-Penn, Trinity College, Gibson, DUBLIN Ireland, LA Superior court, Oxford England, James Murray, The Professor and the Madman


Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Annapurna Memoir Adaptation ‘Not Fade Away’

Emily Blunt is eyeing a role in Not Fade Away, an Annapurna drama based on the memoir by Rebecca Alexander, who was rare genetic mutation that caused her to lose her sight and hearing over time, with the belief that she would be completely deaf and blind by 30. Deadline broke the news that Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Not Fade Away, based on the 2015 memoir Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, which told the story of Rebecca Alexander, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Rebecca, David O Russell, Columbia University, Emily-Blunt, True Story, John Krasinski, Alexander, Golden Globe, Mary Poppins, Annapurna Pictures, Lindsey Ferrentino, Rebecca Alexander, Not Fade Away


‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Photo Shows Tom Hanks Throwing a Shoe as Mr. Rogers

Are you sitting down? You better grab a seat, because the intensity of this brand new, piping hot, fresh-off-the-presses A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood photo is going to knock the breath right out of your chest. Steel yourself for what you’re about to see, because director Marielle Heller‘s Mr. Rogers biopic is getting real. Check out star Tom Hanks in action in the photo below. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Photo “There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes....
Tags: Images, Movies, Drama, America, Tom-Hanks, Adaptation, True Story, Rogers, Frank, Fred Rogers, TriStar Pictures, Marielle Heller, Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Tom Junod, Mr. Rogers


See the First Poster for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio look lean, mean, and a little Photoshopped in the very first Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster, which gives us a new look at Quentin Tarantino‘s highly anticipated film. The duo take center stage in the poster, which will be Tarantino’s ode to the year 1969, a year of great political and cultural upheaval in the U.S. – and the year of the Manson Murders. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Poster Hollywood. 1969. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood pic.twitter.com/1CRSi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Sony, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Brad-Pitt, Quentin-Tarantino, Poster, Burt Reynolds, True Story, Tarantino, Pitt, Dalton, DiCaprio, Reynolds, Smokey


‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’ Trailer: Netflix Documentary Hunts for Buried Treasure

The Great Recession laid financial waste to a huge number of American families. After being totally cleared out, one man decided to take things into his own hands by seeking out buried treasure to get his life back on track: not gold from El Dorado or a pirate’s fortune, but a huge supply of cocaine. Yes, of course he was from Florida. That’s the premise behind The Legend of Cocaine Island, a “Southern fairy tale” in the form of a new Netflix documentary that tells the true story of Rodney Hyde...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Theo Love, Caribbean, True Story, Rodney, El Dorado, Netflix/Streaming Video, The Legend of Cocaine Island, Rodney Hyden, Legend of Cocaine Island


‘Blade Runner 2049’ Hologram Ana de Armas is Going ‘Blonde’ as Marilyn Monroe

Director Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) has been trying to get the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde off the ground for nearly a decade. Now that the project is set up at Netflix, it sounds like it’s finally going to happen, and the woman who will bring the blonde starlet to life has finally been chosen (again). Blonde currently has Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas in early talks to play Marilyn Monroe, the wildly popular actress o...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Netflix, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Boyle, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts, Rian Johnson, True Story, Watts, Monroe, Marilyn


‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ Trailer: Another Netflix True Crime Series to Obsess Over

Netflix thrives on making true crime documentaries and docu-series, and you know what? They’re very good at it. Almost all of their true crime shows have been absorbing and fascinating, to the point where you can’t help but become obsessed with them. Their latest, The Disappearance of Madeline McCann, looks like it’s going to have the same effect. The series tracks the vanishing of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann while on holiday with her family in Portugal. Watch The Disappearance of Madeline McCa...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Scotland, Netflix, Portugal, Madeleine McCann, True Story, Chris Smith, Madeleine, McCann, PRAIA DA LUZ, TV Trailer, Greatest Party, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Madeline McCann, Praia de Luz


‘Chernobyl’ Trailer: HBO Has a Nuclear Meltdown in a New Five-Part Miniseries

Chernobyl is the most famous nuclear disaster in history, so much that the name itself is used as a moniker to describe any prospective nuclear accident in order to stress the gravity of the situation. Now HBO is giving the 1986 disaster the miniseries treatment with Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson starring, and the first Chernobyl trailer has arrived. Chernobyl Trailer On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explo...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Ukraine, Jared Harris, Scandinavia, Avengers, Chernobyl, True Story, Johan Renck, Emily-Watson, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Belarus Russia, Craig Mazin, Pripyat, Carolyn Strauss


‘Framing John DeLorean’ Trailer: Alec Baldwin Stars in a Blend of Documentary and Drama

When most people think “DeLorean”, they likely think of the famous time-traveling car from the Back to the Future series. But there’s a lot more to the story of that car, and the person behind it. The new documentary/drama Framing John DeLorean employs an interesting blend of archival footage and dramatic reenactments, with Alec Baldwin playing John DeLorean, who rose through the ranks of General Motors, only to one day be busted for trafficking cocaine. Watch the Framing John DeLorean trailer ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, General Motors, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Alec Baldwin, True Story, Peter Sarsgaard, Delorean, Errol Morris, Sean Cullen, Tribeca Film Festival, John DeLorean, Don Argott