Steve Coogan, Neve Campbell, Taylor Russell to Star in ‘Hot Air’ (Exclusive)

Tweet Frank Coraci is directing the indie about a conservative talk radio host whose life is changed by the arrival of his 16-year-old niece. Steve Coogan, Neve Campbell and Taylor Russell will star in Frank Coraci’s indie film Hot Air. The project, which will start shooting in New York on July 24, follows a conservative talk radio host who finds his world turned upside down when his 16-year-old...
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Evzen Kolar, Producer on ‘Surf Ninjas’ and ‘City of Industry,’ Dies at 67

Tweet Born in the Czech Republic, he also headed his own production company. Evzen Kolar, a veteran film executive who also produced such movies as Surf Ninjas and City of Industry, has died. He was 67. Kolar died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, publicist Jan Kean announced. In 1993, Kolar launched the production company KPI Entertainment, where he produced Surf Ninjas (1993), starring...
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Nods to the 1968 Original You May Have Missed

Tweet [Warning: This story contains spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes] War for the Planet of the Apes is here to wrap up the trilogy started in 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but in many ways the latest entry in the decades-old franchise is really a setup for the 1968 original. Loaded with Easter eggs and references to other installments in the series, War carries on the story...
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Paramount Hires Ted Schilowitz as Studio’s First Futurist

Tweet Schilowitz, who previously worked at Fox, will explore opportunites in emerging technologies, including VR and AR. Paramount Pictures has hired Ted Schilowitz, its first-ever futurist in residence, reporting jointly to chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and COO Andrew Gumpert. In his new role, Schilowitz, who was previously a consulting futurist at Fox, will work closely with the Paramount and...
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Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley’s ‘Chaos Walking’ Lands Spring 2019 Release Date

Tweet Chaos Walking — starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley — will hit theaters on March 1, 2019. Doug Liman is directing the post-apocalyptic thriller, an adaptation of the best-selling YA novel by Patrick Ness, for Lionsgate. The story takes place in a world where all women have been killed by a germ and all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words...
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Christopher Nolan Didn’t Know How Famous Harry Styles Was

Tweet Styles, 23, who gained fame with One Direction and recently launched his solo career, plays a British soldier in Nolan’s suspense-thriller. Director Christopher Nolan and actor Mark Rylance didn’t know quite how famous Harry Styles was before Dunkirk. The young people in their lives certainly did. “I don’t think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was”...
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Slinkies to Thighmasters: Hollywood’s Most Powerful People Reveal the Most Surprising Object on Their Desk

Tweet From Magic 8 Balls (“It’s at least 50 percent right!”) to Silly Putty (“the best stress/creativity tool ever created”), an unlikely variety of gadgets, toys and more can be found in the offices of entertainment’s top execs, creators and stars. You can discover a lot about a person just by looking at their desk. Are they messy or organized? A pragmatist or...
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‘Emperor’ Producer Paul Breuls Arrested on Fraud Allegations

Tweet The founder of Belgium production company Corsan is accused of tax violations and money laundering. Paul Breuls, founder and head of bankrupt Belgium production group Corsan, has been detained by local authorities as part of an ongoing investigation into fraud allegations against his company. Breuls has been held in detention in Antwerp since June 21. The Public Prosecutor’s Office in...
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‘Men in Black’: Making the $1 Million Music Video That Defined Summer 1997

Tweet Over Fourth of July weekend twenty years ago, moviegoers learned the good guys dress in black. The previous July, Will Smith had started his journey to being one of the biggest movie stars in the world with Independence Day, and Men in Black proved that July belonged to the rapper-turned-actor. Men in Black was a smash, trailing only The Lost World: Jurassic Park at the box-office summer...
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‘Men in Black’: Making the $1 Million Music Video That Defined Summer 1997

Tweet Over Fourth of July weekend twenty years ago, moviegoers learned the good guys dress in black. The previous July, Will Smith had started his journey to being one of the biggest movie stars in the world with Independence Day, and Men in Black proved that July belonged to the rapper-turned-actor. Men in Black was a smash, trailing only The Lost World: Jurassic Park at the box-office summer...
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