Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast 7'

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:34

U.S. actor Walker gestures to a fan during the premiere of the movie "Fast and Furious 4" in TaiwanThe brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7," according to a statement posted on the film's Facebook page. Caleb and Cody Walker will help finish action scenes for their brother and "fill in small gaps left in production," the statement said. Walker, 40, died on November 30 in a fiery one-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los Angeles. Walker was on break from filming "Fast & Furious 7" at the time of his death, which led to a temporary halt in production.

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Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:39

FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014, that Caleb and Cody Walker are filling in for their late brother to complete some remaining filming. Production has resumed on “Fast & Furious 7” after it was suspended following Walker’s death in late November. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

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At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:03

FILE - This April 20, 2011 file photo shows an outdoor screening during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. When the 13th annual New York festival debuts Wednesday night, it will present not just 80-plus feature films, but an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of SXSW. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.

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Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:48

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 7, to Sunday April 13, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

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Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi 'Transcendence'

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:54

This Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo shows actor Johnny Depp, right, and director Walter Pfister during the "Transcendence" film press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles. For more than a decade the cinematographer Pfister has been bringing director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life, but now he's the one calling the shots. His directorial debut "Transcendence" has many elements of a Nolan blockbuster, with eye-popping visual effects, a mind-bending story and an A-list lead in Depp. (Photo by Zach Cordner/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now, he's the one calling the shots.

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Burberry opens new Shanghai flagship

Fashion - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:17

Burberry's Kerry Centre Flagship in ShanghaiThe London-based luxury brand has opened a new flagship store in Shanghai, its largest in China so far and the first in the country to feature the Burberry Beauty room concept.  Located in the city's Kerry Centre in Shanghai's Jing An district, it's the British brand's eighth location in the city. Open from Monday, the store will get an official launch with an event on April 24 designed to bring London to Shanghai with an immersive digital Burberry experience.  With the full Burberry lines in-store, there's a dedicated watch area, and the first in-store Burberry Beauty room in China.

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Robert Pattinson's Sex-Filled Trailer Debuts!

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:15

Robert Pattinson films 'Maps to the Stars' on August 20, 2013 in LA -- Getty ImagesSex, Rehab & Pyromania! Robert Pattinson's new movie, "Maps to the Stars," serves up plenty of drama in the new trailer. The David Cronenberg movie, which also stars Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska, features Robert as a limo driver for Julianne's character, an actress in the midst of a spiral. Speaking Of Showing Off Some Skin: Andrew Garfield has revealed that he likes taking it off and keeping it off! "I love being naked. Kendal Jenner Has No Shame: Kendall Jenner is not shy when it comes to Coachella statement style pieces (we're not even going to talk about the absurd nose ring she was wearing last weekend) but we will talk about her sweatshirt and its daring proclamation from last weekend.

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Fincher quits 'Steve Jobs' pic in fee dispute

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:07

US director David FincherPrestigious director David Fincher has left Sony Pictures' high profile Steve Jobs film following a breakdown in talks. The dispute is over how the "Fight Club" director would be remunerated for his time in charge of the Steve Jobs biopic, with $10 million up front said to be his requirement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Adapted from the Walter Isaacson biography and with the cooperation of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak secured, "Steve Jobs" was a tantalizing prospect coming from the same trio that brought Facebook film "The Social Network" to theaters. One of the anonymous sources who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, and one with links to Sony's side of things, said that the amount requested was "ridiculous," adding that "he should be rewarded in success but not up front."

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Trailer: 'Gone Girl' plots Affleck's descent

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:57

 Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the "Gone Girl" trailerWhen Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife has vanished, his mental model of their happy marriage soon starts to unravel under public scrutiny, in this David Fincher picture coming October 2014.

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'Gone Girl' Trailer Debuts

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:14

Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl' -- Twentieth Century Fox

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Victoria's Secret show going to London

Fashion - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:11

Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima announce the news in LondonThis year, the brand will be leaving the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, which has hosted the show over the past four years, and setting up camp in London.  The news was announced Tuesday in London at the Victoria's Secret Bond Street store by Brazilian model Adriana Lima and fellow "angel," South African Candice Swanepoel.  The London show will take place on December 2 at London's Earls Court. 

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Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:03

FILE - This undated file photo made available by the press office Punto e Virgola shows Toni Servillo in a scene from "The Great Beauty." The Criterion Collection will kick off its new chapter with Hulu with the digital release Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of the Oscar-winning Italian film. Criterion and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform the exclusive streaming home of Criterion’s vast library of art house films. (AP Photo/Punto e Virgola Press Office, Gianni Fiorito, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.

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China Film takes 1st stake in Hollywood movies

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:06

This undated publicity photo released by courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures, shows Ben Barnes, left, as Tom Ward, and Jeff Bridges, as Master Gregory, in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' fantasy action adventure film, "Seventh Son," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. China Film Co. will make an "eight-figure equity investment" in two upcoming films, "Seventh Son" and "Warcraft," the Chinese unit of Legendary Entertainment said Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures, Kimberly French) NO SALESHONG KONG (AP) — China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.

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Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:01
BEIJING (AP) — Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Norway restores, donates silent film to Beijing

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:13
BEIJING (AP) — Norway has donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive, despite a prolonged chill in diplomatic ties between the countries.
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Cannes 2014: official poster pays homage to Marcello Mastroianni

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:39

Festival de Cannes 2014 posterThe Italian actor remembered for his roles in "La Dolce Vita" and "8½" is featured on the poster for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Created by Hervé Chigioni and Gilles Frappier for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the poster features a photogram from Federico Fellini's "8½," which was presented in the Official Selection at Cannes in 1963. The choice of Marcello Mastroianni suggests organizers' desire to pay tribute to an actor whose name is inextricably linked to the Cannes Film Festival, where he won the Best Actor award twice for his performances in "The Pizza Triangle" (1970) and "Dark Eyes" (1987). The 67th Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 14-25.

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'Fandry' wins Best Film at Indian Film Festival

Movies - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:35

 Rajeshwari Kharat (L) and Somnath Awghade (R) in "Fandry"The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced its slate of award winners, with "Fandry," a story of love across the class divide, taking the Grand Jury Award for Best Film.

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Maker-Disney deal nears OK; Relativity's bid rejected

Movies - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:40

Relativity Media CEO Kavanaugh poses at the premiere of director Soderbergh's new film "Haywire" in Hollywood(Reuters) - YouTube network Maker Studios said on Monday a majority of shareholders had approved its purchase by Walt Disney Co, making clear it was not for sale to Relativity Media, which made a surprise bid of up to $1.1 billion for the company. Disney agreed to buy Maker on March 24 for $500 million in cash, a price that could rise to $950 million if Maker hits certain performance milestones. "The agreement has been approved by Maker Studios' Board of Directors and the majority of its shareholders and is expected to close in the next few weeks, subject to regulatory approval," Maker said in a statement on Monday.

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'Captain America,' 'Rio 2' top box office

Movies - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:02
NEW YORK (AP) — In a springtime battle of sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong enough to narrowly triumph over the debut of "Rio 2."
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'Transformers 4' to kick off new trilogy, says Bay

Movies - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:11

 Age of Extinction" features new robot Lockdown.Film director Michael Bay has confirmed that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will indeed mark the start of a new trilogy. Crucially, and unlike the rest of the robotic race, Lockdown isn't allied to the Autobots or the Decepticons. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers.” And if you see "Transformers 4" upon its mid-July release, look out for Lockdown-related hints about the next two films, especially inside Gun Face's ship.

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