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  • Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s ‘Get Hard’ Nabs $1.8 Million at Thursday Box Office
    Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s ‘Get Hard’ Nabs $1.8 Million at Thursday Box Office Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    “Get Hard,” the R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, laughed its way to $1.8 million at the box office at late shows Thursday night. The Warner Bros. release is expected to take in around $35 million and top the weekend, but DreamWorks … More »Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s ‘Get Hard’ Nabs $1.8 Million at Thursday Box Office

    Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s ‘Get Hard’ Nabs $1.8 Million at Thursday Box Office

    “Get Hard,” the R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, laughed its way to $1.8 million at the box office at late shows Thursday night. The Warner Bros. release is expected to take in around $35 million and top the weekend, but DreamWorks Animation’s family film “Home,” which brought in a strong $650,000 Thursday …

  • Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Heavy Hitter in First ‘Southpaw’ Trailer (Video)
    Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Heavy Hitter in First ‘Southpaw’ Trailer (Video) Joe Otterson - The Wrap - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    The Weinstein Company released the first trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama “Southpaw” through Eminem’s official Twitter account on Friday. Consumed by grief and addiction, Hope loses his daughter (Clare Foley) to child protective services … More »Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Heavy Hitter in First ‘Southpaw’ Trailer (Video)

    Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Heavy Hitter in First ‘Southpaw’ Trailer (Video)

    The Weinstein Company released the first trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama “Southpaw” through Eminem’s official Twitter account on Friday. Consumed by grief and addiction, Hope loses his daughter (Clare Foley) to child protective services and is ultimately suspended from professional boxing. “Sons of Anarchy” …

  • FILE - In this April 29, 2011, file photo, Actor Vin Diesel poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5", in Rome. Diesel said Friday, March 27, 2015, that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy, it's an action flick and it's a sequel. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
    Vin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films LOUISE WATT - Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel. More »Vin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films

    FILE - In this April 29, 2011, file photo, Actor Vin Diesel poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5", in Rome. Diesel said Friday, March 27, 2015, that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy, it's an action flick and it's a sequel. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    BEIJING (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel.

  • Why Mom-and-Pop Film Funding May Not Be Good for Hollywood
    Why Mom-and-Pop Film Funding May Not Be Good for Hollywood Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - 5 hours ago

    John and Joanne Q. Public can bankroll movies now and count on getting rich doing it, thanks to the approval of a key provision in President Obama’s JOBS Act this week that allows nearly every American to invest in films and other startup businesses. More »Why Mom-and-Pop Film Funding May Not Be Good for Hollywood

    Why Mom-and-Pop Film Funding May Not Be Good for Hollywood

    John and Joanne Q. Public can bankroll movies now and count on getting rich doing it, thanks to the approval of a key provision in President Obama’s JOBS Act this week that allows nearly every American to invest in films and other startup businesses.

  • Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Reference in Testimony Before Congress (Video)
    Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Reference in Testimony Before Congress (Video) Debbie Emery - The Wrap - 15 hours ago

    “Your role was marginally smaller than mine, but I understand you are quite good,” added the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” actor. The Oscar winner was on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs … More »Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Reference in Testimony Before Congress (Video)

    Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Reference in Testimony Before Congress (Video)

    “Your role was marginally smaller than mine, but I understand you are quite good,” added the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” actor. The Oscar winner was on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee, and was joined by fellow philanthropist Bill Gates. The …

  • ‘Star Wars’ Sets in Tunisia Are Safe From Terrorists, Say Tourism Officials

    Reports that historical “Star Wars” locations in the country are under threat from terrorists and ISIS are “without foundation,” Mohammed Sayem of Tozeur’s tourism commission told The Associated Press on Thursday. The city of Tataouine, on the fringes of the Sahara, was made famous in 1976 when George Lucas transformed …

  • Schwarzenegger's back for high-octane 'Terminator: Genisys' LINDSEY BAHR - Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    In this Sunday, March 22, 2015 photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger poses for a portrait during press day for "Terminator Genisys" at The London Hotel in Los Angeles. It’s a rare case when a film’s most iconic line practically preordains a franchise.  As promised, The Terminator, and the man who originated the steely machine - Schwarzenegger - is back for another go-around in “Terminator: Genisys.” The movie opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2015. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back this summer for another go in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own — the publicity kind.

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.

  • MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre."

  • Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart Comedy ‘Get Hard’ Under Fire for Racist, Homophobic Jail Jokes

    The Warner Bros. film currently has a dismal 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics trashing it.

  • Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution has appointed Tommy Gargotta as president of theatrical marketing, the studio announced Thursday.Gargotta will oversee marketing for the distribution company which supports EuropaCorp’s film releases in the U.S. and Relativity’s slate. Gargotta will report to Relativity president Tucker …

  • Oscars Producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Not Returning Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - 20 hours ago
    Oscars Producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Not Returning

    Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producing team behind the last three Academy Awards shows, will not be returning for next year’s telecast. The show averaged 36.6 million viewers and a 10.8 rating in adults 18-49 — declines of 16 percent and 18 percent respectively from last year.

  • ‘Furious 7’ Features ‘Touching’ Paul Walker Tribute (Video)

    Fans of the late Paul Walker will get more than his final on-screen performance in “Furious 7” this weekend, as the film will present a video tribute to the actor before the end credits roll. Franchise star Tyrese Gibson said the clip package will honor Walker’s “life and work” in a sit-down with HuffPost Live.

  • Evolution of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Franchise (Photos)

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  • ‘While We’re Young’ Review: Ben Stiller Navigates the Gen X-Millennial Gap

    Documentary filmmaker Josh (Ben Stiller) and his wife Cornelia (Naomi Watts) find themselves in a mid-40s rut: Josh has spent the better part of a decade working on a six-hour film that even he admits is boring (although he tries to pass that off as an intentional strategy), and he resents the veneration for Cornelia’s …

  • ‘Breakfast Club’ Secrets Revealed! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Spill Casting and Behind-the-Scenes Stories (Video)

    How would you sum up “The Breakfast Club”  in one hand gesture? The ladies of “Tbe Breakfast Club”, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy cast their vote when they sat down with TheWrap to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal teenage film about a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal stuck in detention …

  • Viola Davis, Catalina Sandino Moreno to Star in Courtroom Drama ‘Custody’

    Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is attached to star in the courtroom drama “Custody,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Lauren Versel (“Arbitrage”) and Katie Mustard (“Shelter”) are producing “Custody,” while Davis is also expected to produce via JuVee Productions, the production company …

  • FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, director Sam Taylor-Johnson, left, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hosted by The Today Show at the Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York. Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” she announced Wednesday night, March 25, 2015. “Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful,” she said in a statement to industry site Deadline in which she thanked Universal Pictures. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night.

  • ‘Get Hard’ Reviews: Critics Slam Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart Prison Farce

    TheWrap‘s Inkoo Kang questioned whether the “bro-comedy” baton being passed between Ferrell and Hart in this R-rated comedy is “something anyone should have or want in the first place,” but didn’t seem to hate it as much as others did. “There’s a daring comedy somewhere inside writer Etan Cohen’s (“Tropic Thunder”) directorial …

  • Verve Launches Global Business Development Initiative Verve Ventures

    Verve Talent and Literary Agency is launching Verve Ventures, a global business development initiative within the company that will be run by international sales veteran Amy Beecroft. Verve Ventures will focus on creative strategic partnerships in the international and domestic film and television space, including finance …

 
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