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'Shot': Film Review

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Noah Wyle finds himself back in an ER--only as a patient, not a doctor—in Jeremy Kagan’s drama illustrating that getting shot really, really hurts. Terrifically effective when vividly illustrating the emergency medical procedures necessary to keep a gun victim alive, Shot falls short in terms of narrative. But its graphic illustration of the experiences will certainly resonate for anyone who’s ever been rushed to a hospital.  

The heavy-handedness of Anneke Campbell and Will Lamborn’s screenplay is evidenced by the opening scene in which the film’s central character, Mark (Wyle), is shown to be a sound mixer adjusting the volume »


- Frank Scheck

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Mel Gibson Movie Producer Moves to Stop Director's 'Bogus' Bid to Halt Distribution

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The escalating legal drama over The Professor and the Madman took another turn on Thursday with the screenwriter and director of the Mel Gibson movie being accused of committing a fraud on the U.S. Copyright Office.

The film is is based on Simon Winchester's book of the same name about the origins of the Oxford English Dictionary. It stars Gibson and Sean Penn and is directed by Farhad Safinia, who previously worked with Gibson on Apocalypto and is also preparing an adaptation of Brave New World with Leonardo Dicarpio attached and The Allen Counter Project for Will Smith to star.

Gibson's production company sued »


- Eriq Gardner

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Verve Signs Indian Filmmaker Bornila Chatterjee (Exclusive)

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Verve has signed writer-director Bornila Chatterjee, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The filmmaker’s sophomore feature The Hungry, which creatively sets Shakespeare’s violent revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus in an Indian wedding, premiered at Toronto earlier this month. A co-production between Film London and India’s Cinestaan, it stars Life of Pi’s Suraj Sharma alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Neeraj Kabi and Sayani Gupta. Amazon Prime Video India will exclusively stream the film following its theatrical release as part of the company’s long-term partnership with Cinestaan.

“There are really interesting and important perspectives that are just getting bulldozed by mainstream India,” Chatterjee »


- Rebecca Sun

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Darren Aronofsky Responds to 'mother!'s' "F" CinemaScore

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Director Darren Aronofsky has opened up about the notorious "F" grade that his latest film, mother!, received from CinemaScore, a research firm that surveys and analyzes audience reactions to films.

“What’s interesting about that is, like, how if you walk out of this movie are you not going to give it an ‘F?’ It’s a punch. It’s a total punch," Aronofsky said in a Q&A with The Frame's John Horn following a screening of the film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"I realize that we were excited by that," Aronofsky continued. "We wanted to make »


- Patrick Shanley

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Robert Kirkman's Skybound Teams With Universal to Adapt 'Kill the Minotaur' (Exclusive)

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Skybound Entertainment, the company run by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, has teamed with Universal Pictures to adapt its comic, Kill the Minotaur.

Kirkman and his Skybound partner David Alpert will produce the feature project along with the company’s co-presidents of TV & film Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.

The comic, which launched as a series in June, is a modern and fantastical take on the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, the creature that is half-man, half-bull. In this expansion of the myth, Theseus must still enter King Minos’ Labyrinth, but the latter has been expanded »


- Borys Kit

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Director's Plan to Charge White Men Higher Movie Ticket Prices Sparks Uproar

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A Canadian film director is facing a backlash after proposing that a theater charge white men more at the box office to see his documentary about stand-up comics.

Shiraz Higgins initially wanted to charge white males $20 to attend a Sept. 28 premiere at the Roxy Theater in Victoria, British Columbia, for his film, Building the Room, while women would pay $10 at the box office. After an initial media uproar, Higgins on his blog, lowered the price for "White Cis-Straight Able-Bodied Males" to $15, with everyone else to pay $10.

Higgins told The Hollywood Reporter his "justice-pricing" model, which »

- Etan Vlessing

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Shia Labeouf Says Calling Bartender "Racist" Was Protected Speech

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Shia Labeouf's lawyer is asking a California judge to throw out an assault and defamation lawsuit filed by a bartender who says the actor called him a "fucking racist" after he refused to serve him more alcohol.

Labeouf's attorney, Brian G. Wolf, argues David Bernstein can't sue his client because the allegations arise out of his exercise of protected free speech.

The complaint is "not only completely frivolous in nature, but also provides a compelling example of the type of claims which California's anti-slapp statute was enacted to prevent," writes Wolf in Wednesday's filing. Bernstein, he argues, seeks »


- Ashley Cullins

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Oscars: Russia Selects 'Loveless' for Foreign-Language Category

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Russia has selected Nelyubov (Loveless), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, for best foreign-language film for the Oscars.

The drama is centered on a middle-class family of three Muscovites on the verge of collapse. As neither of the divorcing parents is willing to take their 12-year-old son, the child goes missing.

The film premiered in the official selection of the Cannes international film festival this past May and won the Jury Prize.

Loveless was produced by Non-Stop Productions, Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema, Les Films du Fleuve and Fetisoff Illusion.

Zvyagintsev's previous feature, Leviafan (Leviathan), won a Golden »


- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth

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Evan Langweiler Promoted to Senior VP Global Communications for Universal

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Evan Langweiler, who has been with Universal for more than 10 years, has been promoted to Universal Filmed Entertainment Group's senior vp global communications, the studio announced Thursday.

Per the studio, Langweiler will continue to oversee many aspects of strategic media relations, including worldwide box-office reporting, transactional announcements, dating of its films and serving as the communication group's primary staff writer.

He will work closely with international and brand teams as well as DreamWorks TV and NBCUniversal. 

Langweiler, who began his career at NBC Universal as a page handling Saturday Night Live at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, previously held the title of »

- Borys Kit

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'Peter Rabbit' Trailer: Beatrix Potter Bunny Is a Party Animal

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Everyone's favorite bunny rabbit is getting a modern-day makeover in the upcoming live-action/CGI-animated film Peter Rabbit. And in the film's first trailer, the beloved Beatrix Potter character is quite the party animal.

Viewers first see Peter, voiced by James Corden, galloping through a field and then running into a group of birds. The tranquil feeling disappears and the energetic vibe of the rabbit becomes visible.

It's clear that Peter is a leader among his animal friends, as he takes the group into someone's garden. The fearless rabbit even addresses a fox that once tried to eat him.

Peter orchestrates »


- Katherine Schaffstall

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M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Adds 'Unbreakable' Actors (Exclusive)

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Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, are reprising their roles from the 2000 hit, joining the filmmaker's newest thriller, Glass.

Glass is the sequel to both Unbreakable, which starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and Split, Shyamalan's surprise hit from earlier this year that starred James McAvoy. The project is being described as a comic book thriller, although it is not based on any preexisting material.

Willis is returning to the role of security guard David Dunn, who is imbued with superpowers, while McAvoy is back as Kevin Wendell Crumb, »


- Borys Kit

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New 'Murder on the Orient Express' Trailer Teases Johnny Depp as a Murder Victim

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The second full-length trailer for the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express adaptation has been released.

The trailer gives a first look at Johnny Depp's character in the 20th Century Fox film. The actor portrays gangster Ratchett, who is a murder victim. "Avenger of the innocent — is that what they call you in the papers?" Ratchett asks world famous detective Hercule Poirot, played by director Kenneth Branagh, in the trailer. The detective skeptically responds, "And you are innocent?" Ratchett than laughs and says, "You're fun."

Following intense shots of the train and a man with a gun accompanied by the sound of a »


- Katherine Schaffstall

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Tom Hanks to Star in, Produce 'A Man Called Ove' Movie

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Tom Hanks is tackling an adaptation of the international best-selling novel A Man Called Ove.

Hanks is attached to star in the project and will produce with his Playtone banner partner Gary Goetzman. Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife and frequent producing partner, is also producing along with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, it was announced Thursday. Nicastro hails from SF Studios, one of the companies behind the upcoming tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe. He also executive produced the Swedish-language adaptation.

The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman told the tale of a cantankerous widower who seems to revel in his bitterness and loneliness even as his »


- Borys Kit

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Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Toronto Winner 'Sweet Country'

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has snapped up the North American rights from Memento Films International to Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country, which earned the Special Jury Prize at Venice, where it bowed, and the Platform prize in Toronto.

The film, which stars Australian veterans Bryan Brown and Sam Neill, is a 1929-set outback Western inspired by true events, as it portrays an aboriginal couple on the run amid politics and racial tensions.

"Warwick's film is beautiful even when it is brutal. We are very excited to work on a film that showcases this great rising talent," Peter Goldwyn, president of »


- Etan Vlessing

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'Isle of Dogs': First Trailer Released for Wes Anderson's Sci-Fi Pupfest

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A future dystopia where a group of dogs, exiled to an island made of trash, complain about the lack of variety in their diet while a plucky young boy risks everything for the love of his pooch could only be science fiction as seen through the eyes of Wes Anderson. Welcome to Isle of Dogs.

Anderson's latest movie, which takes place 20 years in the future, is his second stop-motion feature and brings together a voice cast that includes a number of Anderson regulars, such as Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray, alongside Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe »


- Graeme McMillan

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Cher Backs Interracial Couple's Doc Award Season Hopes

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Cher has not given up on Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison's love story.

Their union — and the tragic fallout from it — was the subject of the documentary short Edith+Eddie. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the superstar performer and producer has boarded the project as an executive producer and will be involved in an awards campaign for the 29-minute film directed by Laura Checkoway.

Hill was 96 and Harrison 95 years old when they were married, and the film bills the two as "America's oldest interracial newlyweds" at the time of their union in 2014. What could've been »


- Chris Gardner

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Oscars: Slovakia Selects 'The Line' for Foreign-Language Category

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Slovakia has selected Čiara (The Line), directed by Peter Bebjak, as its submission for consideration in the best foreign-language film Oscar category.

The criminal drama focuses on a gang of smugglers bringing Ukrainian contraband into the European Union in the fall of 2007, just before Slovakia joined the EU's Schengen free-travel zone.

The Slovakia/Ukraine co-production had its world premiere in July in the official selection of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where actor-turned-helmer Bebjak received best director honors.

The Line was subsequently screened at the Odessa International Film Festival.

The film was produced by Wandal »


- Vladimir Kozlov

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Kate Winslet to Play Famed WWII Correspondent Lee Miller

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Kate Winslet is joining a growing cohort of British actresses set to play noted war correspondents. 

The Oscar winner is set to star as Lee Miller in an as-yet-untitled biopic about the famed American photographer, model, artist and correspondent who was a leading figure in documenting WWII for Vogue magazine, bringing images of the Nazi concentration camps and the atrocities that were committed to the attention of the world. 

The film – being fully financed by eOne, which will also distribute in its own territories – will be produced by Troy Lum and Andrew Mason of Hopscotch Features alongside Winslet herself, »


- Alex Ritman

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Box-Office Preview: 'Kingsman 2' to Lord Over 'Lego Ninjago,' 'It'

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Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle should have no trouble dethroning horror sensation It in its box-office debut this weekend, or lording over fellow new entry The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Tracking suggests the cheeky action-comedy from 20th Century Fox will debut in the $40 million-$45 million range, ahead of the $36.2 million domestic bow of Kingsman: The Secret Service in February 2015. A sleeper hit, the first Kingsman went on to earn $414.4 million globally.

Kingsman 2 reteams director Vaughn with Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. Newcomers include Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal and Jeff Bridges. The »


- Pamela McClintock

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Gavin Polone on Race, Business and the Real Cost of Hollywood Whitewashing

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The King and I that starred Ricardo Montalban as the King of Siam. This was prior to Montalban premiering in Fantasy Island and pitching the "fine Corinthian leather" of the Chrysler Cordoba in TV commercials, so my familiarity with him came from the original Planet of the Apes movies, where he played Senor Armando, a circus owner who is sympathetic to the cause of talking apes. As I watched the musical, I remember thinking it was disturbing that a man I knew to be Mexican was playing »


- Gavin Polone

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