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  • Producers Will Swing Big to Keep Tupac Musical Open on Broadway

    Reviews were mixed and sales are downright dire. Which is why all of Broadway is wondering: When will "Holler If Ya Hear Me" throw in the towel? Not yet, according to Eric L. Gold, the Hollywood veteran who is the lead producer of the Tupac Shakur...
  • IDW at 15: Ted Adams, Chris Ryall talk growth, risks, Comic-Con

     
    Fifteen years ago in San Diego, IDW wasn’t publishing comics and Comic-Con drew about 45,000 people. How times have changed. […]...
  • Paramount in Talks to Acquire Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

    Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to buy the U.S. distribution rights to Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence." Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver are starring with production expected to start in Taiwan later this...
  • Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'

    Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'
    Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is poised to find its voice at Paramount Pictures. The studio is negotiating a deal to distribute the director's long-gestating religious drama, an adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. The film will star...
  • John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

    John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are on board to voice new autobots in Paramount's "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Michael Bay is directing the movie with Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor starring. Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift,...
  • Film Review: 'Godzilla'

    Someone should tell Warner Bros. that when they've got a presence as big as Godzilla, they don't need movie stars, because frankly, who remembers the characters in a rampaging-kaiju movie anyway? Still, just to be safe, the studio has stuffed Gareth...
  • 'Godzilla' stars discuss remake, monster escape plan on black carpet

    “Godzilla” may be turning 60 this year but the monster 2014 remake aims to bring the franchise back to life in a way that modern audiences can relate to. At the Los Angeles premiere of the film, held at Dolby Theatre last week, cast...
  • CANNES: Matthew McConaughey Talks 'Sea of Trees' with Gus Van Sant

    Matthew McConaughey and director Gus van Sant stopped by the Croisette on Thursday afternoon to pitch international buyers on their new drama "Sea of Trees," which is scheduled to begin production on July 15. The story follows a suicidal American...
  • Cannes: Van Sant Wants Watts for 'Sea' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gus Van Sant says he's eyeing Naomi Watts for the female lead in "Sea of Trees," starring Matthew McConaughey. Alex Walton's new shingle Bloom will represent international sales of the film at Cannes. CAA and WME rep domestic distribution rights. Story...
  • For a monster, 'Godzilla' plays it a little too cool

    For a monster, 'Godzilla' plays it a little too cool
    It's the big lizard, stupid. I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
  • Hard-hitting interview

    Hard-hitting interview
    From Bryan Cranston to Ken Watanabe to Elizabeth Olsen to Sally Hawkins, there's no shortage of A-list stars in Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla," out Friday. But there's one big name who's shied away from the red carpet, avoiding all interviews and keeping a...
  • 'Godzilla' is poetry in commotion

    'Godzilla' is poetry in commotion
    *** (out of four) I’m not a fan of Mumford and Sons, but I mean this as a compliment: “Godzilla” is a good use of that band’s formula. The movie establishes restraint and adds nice texture throughout, building steadily. Not until...