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Hollywood’s Most and Least Profitable Stars Revealed

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New data claims to name the most popular actor in Hollywood — and it might not be who you expect.

According to data compiled by PartyCasino, which analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors, Emilio Estevez takes the crown.

Estevez, whose Brat Pack heyday was in the ’80s and ’90s, topped the list with the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. For every $1 spent on the leading man’s films, Estevez generated $6.70 at the box office. Jean-Claude Van Damme ranked second with $4.20 for each dollar, while other great investments were Mel Gibson ($3.50), Tyler Perry ($3), and Dudley Moore ($3).

Brad Pitt was the least profitable actor and returned only 10 cents for every $1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents), and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).

PartyCasino had less extensive results for actresses, because, as a representative »

- Matt Fernandez

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Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Scare Up a #1 Finish

11 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent Box Office Mojo news »

This same weekend last year saw Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween debut with a chart-topping $28.5 million, besting Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on its way to two straight weekends at #1 and nearly $75 million domestically. Boo! ranks as the second highest grossing in Perry's directorial career and this weekend Boo 2! hopes to find similar success, though it isn't the weekend's only new opener. Boo 2! is just one of five new wide releases saturating the marketplace this weekend. Others vying for a spot in the weekend top ten include WB's big budget disaster flick Geostorm, Sony's Only The Brave, Universal's The Snowman and Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me. It's a very crowded marketplace, but other than Boo 2!, it doesn't look like »

- Brad Brevet

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Chiwetel Ejiofor to Star in Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

22 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor has begun production in Malawi on his as-yet-untitled directorial debut, in which he will also star.

The Oscar-nominated British star of stage and screen has adapted William Kamkwamba's autobiography The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, telling the life-changing story of how the author helped save his village as a 13-year-old by constructing a wind turbine from bits of scrap metal, old bicycle parts and wood.

The news was announced Thursday by by Participant Media, BBC Films and the BFI.

Potboiler ProductionsAndrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (A Most Wanted Man) are producing the film. Participant’s »

- Alex Ritman

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jordan Peele’s hit horror film “Get Out” led all films in nominations for the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Thursday. “Get Out” received four nominations, including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Other movies nominated for Best Feature at the awards, which are designed to celebrate independent film, are Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” Josh and Bennie Safdie’s “Good Time” and Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.” »

- Steve Pond

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Superhero Bits: Avengers: No Surrender, Mjolnir Candy Apples, Catwoman Rumors & More

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Want to make candy apples shaped like Mjolnir? What is Avengers: No Surrender doing with all of the superhero team members in 2018? What are Iron Fist and Luke Cage doing on the set of the second season of the latter’s Netflix series? Which classic superhero almost had a cameo in Batman vs Two-Face? Is […]

The post Superhero Bits: Avengers: No Surrender, Mjolnir Candy Apples, Catwoman Rumors & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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No more Mr Nice Guy: the actors who revived their careers with extreme makeovers

24 minutes ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Affable goofball Vince Vaughn is on the verge of a Vaughnaissance with his gleeful baddie in Brawl in Cell Block 99. Here’s who he can take tips from

Trace your way through Vince Vaughn’s career – from affable-boyish late-90s Vince, past affable-goofball noughties Vince and all the way to affable-jaded latter-day Vince – and you probably wouldn’t expect his next role to involve grinding another man’s skull into a cold concrete floor. Or snapping an assailant’s arm over his knee like a piece of firewood.

Related: Brawl in Cell Block 99 review – Vince Vaughn has a riot in ultraviolent thriller

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- Alex Hess

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Tarantino on Weinstein: 'I knew enough to do more than I did'

40 minutes ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The director admits he knew about an alleged assault involving his former girlfriend Mira Sorvino, and says he wishes he had taken responsibility

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about instances of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein for decades but failed to act in order to protect women, adding: “I knew enough to do more than I did.”

Related: The allegations against Harvey Weinstein – a list

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- Guardian staff

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Lumière Festival: Celluloid Angels to Give Anna Karina Directorial Debut “Vivre Ensemble” 4k Restoration

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon — Hundreds of cinema restoration professionals meet in Lyon each year, as well as filmmakers, actors, and superfans, to admire and discuss cinematic gems, which might otherwise become victims of time and technology.

At this year’s festival Jean-Luc Godard’s iconic muse, Anna Karina, gave a master class and introduced the restoration of her 1973 directorial debut “Vivre Ensemble.” Also in town were the film’s original co-producers, the legendary Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (Snc), a company with more than 80 years of production history in France. The film is in the process of a 4k update from the original Super 16mm negatives, with the restoration being handled by crowdfunding platform Celluloid Angels.

The film is set in the St Germain neighborhood of Paris’ Latin Quarter and the spirit of the late ’60s and pre-oil crisis ’70s sets the backdrop for the film’s love story. It was selected for the 1973 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week line-up.

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- Jamie Lang

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Secret Superstar review – first-class Aamir Khan about Indian teenager's pop star ambitions

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A young woman becomes a YouTube sensation dressed in a burqa in this surprising and moving Bollywood drama starring Khan and Zaira Wasim

Bollywood’s big autumn release unspools like a continuation of last year’s crowdpleaser Dangal. Once again, progressively minded megastar Aamir Khan amplifies a young woman’s voice, it’s just that the process, in this instance, is literal. The voice belongs to Insia (Zaira Wasim, one of Dangal’s wrestler girls), a small-town teenager with big, primetime-tv-fuelled dreams of becoming the Indian Taylor Swift. Alas, her controlling, abusive father would prefer she grew up to serve him – so she takes the unusual step of uploading her tunes to YouTube in full burqa-clad anonymity, becoming a viral sensation.

The well-worn narrative furrow towards the limelight expands – as Khan’s best films do – into a consideration of several issues, from the internet’s transformative powers to a woman »

- Mike McCahill

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Jason Isaacs on The Death of Stalin: ‘Cameron told me it was exactly like what was going on in Downing Street’

1 hour ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor’s role in Armando Iannucci’s Soviet satire is another memorable one to go along with his turns in Harry Potter and the new Star Trek series. Here, he explains why he played Marshal Zhukov with a Yorkshire accent

Most actors, especially the male, British ones, will crack a few self-deprecating jokes in an interview, if only for form’s sake. Call it the Hugh Grant legacy. Jason Isaacs does this often enough to make you think he may actually mean it. “I just think I’m rubbish,” he says at one point. Then, later: “I can’t believe people don’t go, ‘I’m so sorry, we’ve made a terrible mistake for the last 30 years. Please go and open a cake shop.’” As regards his casting in The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci’s splendidly bleak new comedy about Soviet power struggles, he is even more »

- Ellen E Jones

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Film Review: ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In his career as a writer, director, actor, mogul, and one-man filmmaking factory, Tyler Perry has given us shamelessly over-the-top demon-yuppie melodrama; exuberantly dirty-minded dress-up burlesque; squeaky-clean family soap opera; a rare bid for prestige with his 2010 adaptation of “For Colored Girls”; and, in last year’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” his message-movie version of a fright-night comedy. But with “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Perry pushes into novel terrain. He has made a slasher movie, or the satire of a slasher movie, or the world’s most purposefully ineffectual slasher movie, or something. Even if you’re just looking for a Tyler Perry night out, be very afraid. (One qualification: Uncle Joe gets some tasty nasty lines.)

On her 18th birthday, Tiffany (Diamond White), the parochial-school heroine of the first “Boo!,” with her normal-girl-meets-Teen-Vogue generic Barbie-doll hauteur, is invited to another Halloween frat party thrown by the geek muscleheads of Upsilon Theta. Perry stages »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘Gotham’ Recap: “The Blade’s Path” – Born On a Monday

4 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Tonight’s episode of Gotham, titled “The Blade’s Path,” was one of those rare Balloonman specials: an entry so beautifully absurd that it transcends the show’s regular status of silly fun to become something more, like a child accidentally finger-painting the Mona Lisa. I’m not even sure where to begin, to be honest. With Butch Gilzean rising from the dead as an albino Frankenstein to murder a nearby band of woodland tramps? With Bruce Wayne viciously stabbing an immortal sorcerer who I guess also moonlights as a foreign diplomat? With the mafia crime family plot that … »

- Vinnie Mancuso

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Ted Danson is Sneakily Reinventing Himself on ‘The Good Place’

4 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At the start of Chapter 18 of “The Good Place,” Ted Danson’s Michael — the architect of a human torture chamber who’s recently switched sides in an attempt to help his former captives — laments how his new bosses are running The Bad Place.

“It really tucks my nuggets,” he says. “I worked so hard on my torture ideas, and theirs are so basic. These millennials, they have no work ethic.”

When Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), who are both around the millennial age, give him a puzzled look, he continues. “Oh sorry, a millennial is someone who has only been torturing people for a thousand years.”

But the pun-like wordplay above sparked a troubling thought. Considering the middling “Good Place” ratings and the recent history of its star…

Do real millennials not get Ted Danson?

Now, to be fair, “The Good Place” ratings aren’t bad. In fact, »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Walking Dead’: AMC Launches Online Campaign to Make Season 8 Available on Hulu

4 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If AMC has your email address, you might have gotten a strange message on Thursday evening, warning you that if you want to watch “The Walking Dead” this Sunday night, you can watch it “everywhere” — except Hulu.

The message came with a link to the website wheretowatchtwd.com, but the site is not a viewing guide to your options for the upcoming Season 8 premiere (which also happens to be the 100th episode). Instead, it’s a form asking Hulu customers to enter their information: “To ensure you don’t miss the new season of the biggest show on TV, let Hulu know you want The Walking Dead!”

The campaign is most likely related to Hulu’s live TV streaming offering. That service includes major channels from almost every conglomerate, including Disney/ABC, NBCUniversal, CBS, 21st Century Fox, and Turner. But missing from that package: AMC Networks’ channels, which include AMC, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Arrow’ Recap: “Tribute” – Honorable Men

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Passing the superhero mantle on to someone else is a mainstay of comic book canon. We’ve seen it done on Arrow before, though never in any permanent way. Diggle or the Human Target have suited up as Green Arrow to throw the authorities off of Oliver’s trail. However, when Oliver asks Diggle to permanently take up the mantle of the Green Arrow on a permanent basis, that is something new for this show — and something new for superhero TV. I just wish I thought Arrow was actually going to carry through with it. The Green Arrow has always … »

- Kayti Burt

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Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Out On Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassments In NY Times Op-ed

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Director, producer and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has detailed yet another series of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment encounters. In an essay in the New York Times, Nyong’o told of several explicit passes Weinstein tried to foist on her early in her career. “I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years, Nyong’o wrote of her reasons for… »

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Jedi Council: How Will ‘Battlefront II’ Tie into the Star Wars Universe?

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Today is October 12th, 2017 and its an all new Collider Jedi Council hosted by Ken Napzok, with Ash Crossan and John Rocha. Today the Council discusses: Movie News Title of Han Solo movie finally official as Solo: A Star Wars Story Tag and Bink in Solo: A Star Wars Story Vice Admiral Holdo photo Will Star Wars: Episode IX unite all three trilogies? What’S The Deal With Canon Star Wars Rebels has begun. "Heroes of Mandalore I & II" are out. Next week’s episode is previewed. Benicio Del Toro's DJ character gets a comic Visceral Games … »

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Lupita Nyong’o on Harvey Weinstein: 'I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach'

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The 12 Years a Slave actor penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times alleging the Hollywood producer harassed her when she was a student actor

Lupita Nyong’o has written an opinion piece for the New York Times, detailing several encounters with Harvey Weinstein in which the producer allegedly offered to help her career in exchange for sex.

The 12 Years a Slave actor wrote that she “felt sick in the pit of [her] stomach” after allegations by more than 50 women became public and she realised her alleged treatment was part of a “sinister pattern of behavior”.

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Lupita Nyong’o: Harvey Weinstein Tried to Massage Me in His Bedroom

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Lupita Nyong’o is the latest woman to come out against Harvey Weinstein with allegations of sexual harassment. The Oscar winner wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that detailed her personal experience with Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior, including a chilling incident where he asked to screen a film for her at his home.

Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” she wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”

Despite more grim recollections of her time spent with him, her essay ends with a call to action to “ensure that »

- William Earl

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‘Susanne Bartsch: On Top’ Review: Behind the Gay Nightlife Queen Who ‘Picked Up Where Warhol Left Off’

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Susanne Bartsch picked up where [Andy] Warhol left off,” RuPaul Charles says of his friend, the woman he says set him down the path to become Supermodel of the World. He’s not the only one: Performance artist Joey Arias credits Bartsch with encouraging him to try drag, transgender pioneer Flawless Sabrina speaks of her in the same breath as Warhol, and fashion historians trace London style’s expansion to New York and Tokyo in the ’80s to Bartsch.

As for the woman herself, she’s still throwing parties.

While dressing for one of her fabled Tuesday night parties at Meatpacking district club Le Bain, Bartsch was fretting over the colors for one of her outstanding looks: “It’s not really pink,” she says. “I mean, I know it’s pink, but it’s not a pink that I feel pink in.”

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- Jude Dry

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