Mark WahlbergGunning to Direct Caron Butler Biopic 12/29/2017 12:30 AM PST Exclusive Details
He's already producing and acting in the movie -- but now Mark Wahlberg is making a play to DIRECT his upcoming movie about the life of NBA star Caron Butler.
We broke the story ... Wahlberg has been targeting huge names like Spike Lee, Peter Berg and Barry Jenkins to direct the flick about Butler's journey from dealing drugs to becoming an NBA all-star.
Our sources say Wahlberg is very passionate about the project -- and thinks it could be the perfect movie to make his directorial debut.
Wahlberg gave a clue during an interview with Collider, saying he has "one specific project" he'd love to direct ... teasing "it takes place in Wisconsin. It's a true story."
And guess where Caron Butler grew up? WISCONSIN!!!
One problem (that's not really a problem) -- Wahlberg says he thinks Peter Berg is REALLLY going to want the project ... jokingly saying, "I made the mis..
The third and final instalment of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is set to be released on Valentine's Day.
And fans already can't wait after the steamy new trailer has dropped.
The clip starts with Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) blissfully happy after just getting married.
The pair are seen going on lavish trips together and up to more of their infamous steamy antics.
This includes more of Christian red room of pain and pleasure, of course.
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WEDDED BLISS: The couple are seen getting married at the start of the trailerObviously this consists the usual props of whips, blindfolds and a lot of bare flesh.
There is also a steamy shower scene as well as a very Daniel Craig as Bond-inspired clip as Christian walks out of the sea ins some blue swimming shorts with his six-pack of full diaplay.
However, things don't go totally ..
10. Ghost in the ShellThis adaptation of the Japanese anime film was clumsily, inexplicably directed, but its casting took it from failure to fiasco. Scarlett Johansson’s casting in a role that was, in the source material, an Asian woman was an offensive instance of whitewashing, egregious enough on its own—but the strange third-act plot twist indicating that Johansson’s character was actually an Asian woman whose face and body had been reconstructed as white was dazzlingly ill-advised.
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9. King Arthur: Legend of the SwordGuy Ritchie’s bro-tastic reboot of the tale of King Arthur, Legend of the Sword, was intended to launch an multi-film Arthurian cinematic universe. But his mind-numbing take on the classic story stripped all the magic from Camelot, instead transposing a lad-mag sensibility onto medieval Britain. Noisy, uneven and frequently incoherent, a few dynamic battle sequences and the dubious star wattage of Charlie Hunnam couldn’t make this one memorable.
Patty HearstFox Axes Biopic ProjectAfter She Blasts It 1/11/2018 5:09 PM PST Breaking News
Patty Hearst's scathing criticism of the upcoming film and TV projects about her life wasn't taken lightly ... Fox just pulled the plug on its film project.
20th Century Fox Film announced Thursday afternoon it's cancelling its planned biopic about Hearst based on the book "American Heiress" by Jeffrey Toobin after she blasted the project and the author for glorifying her rape and torture.
Patty told us she especially took issue with Toobin allegedly referring to his book as "the last word on the subject." She says, "It was offensive to me that a man would have the audacity to tell a woman that he would have the last word on her trauma."
Hearst also took issue with Toobin's book citing one of its main sources as one of Patty's captors, and calling her abduction a "rollicking adventure."
While Fox has cancelled the movie project, an upcoming docuseries on CNN is still set ..
Enlarge this imageCall Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Florida Project, The Big Sick, Coco and Girls Trip all made NPR's top list. Sony Pitcures Classics/Universal Pictures/A24/Lionsgate/Disney Pixar/Universal Studios hide caption
toggle caption Sony Pitcures Classics/Universal Pictures/A24/Lionsgate/Disney Pixar/Universal Studios The three of us — NPR movie critic Bob Mondello, Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes and me, a writer for the NPR Arts Desk and Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist — didn't share our lists of favorite 2017 movies with one other beforehand, so it's interesting to see us all agreeing on so many great films (The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project and Get Out).
But you'll also see films championed by just two or, in many cases, only one of us. That helps make the final list a bit more idiosyncratic than a lot of other year-end rankings out there. But it also means you might find a film or two that one of us (*cough* Linda *coug..
Ben AffleckUndercover Before Golden Globes 1/7/2018 7:11 AM PST Ben Affleck engaged in a sizable cover-up Saturday as he tooled around L.A.
Ben -- who loves his hogs -- was cruising around Brentwood on his BMW S1000 RR Superbike. It was designed to complete in the Superbike World Championships, but went into commercial production.
It's unclear if Ben's gonna hit up the Golden Globes Sunday night. He's taken heat in the sexual harassment movement and by all accounts there will be pointed references to the scandal throughout the evening.
It will be an interesting night.
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Nick Cassavetes My Baby Mama Outright Stole Our Daughter 12/27/2017 9:45 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
11:11 AM PT -- Nick has filed legal docs asking the judge to penalize Heather's mother and aunt for allegedly conspiring with Heather to steal his child. He wants more than $10,000 in penalties and wants that amount to grow for each day she wrongfully keeps Barbie away from him.
Nick Cassavetes went on the attack against his baby mama because of a custody agreement she signed and then violated ... TMZ has learned.
As we reported, Nick told authorities in Oklahoma Heather Wahlquistwas hiding their 13-year-old daughter, Barbie, somewhere in Norman, Oklahoma, despite the fact that their agreement gave him custody during the Xmas holiday.
According to the custody agreement, obtained by TMZ, Heather and Barbie were supposed to return to L.A. by December 18 and he would have custody through January 8. Nick claims Heather has been on the lam with their child, flagrantly violating the agreement.
You’ve likely read a dozen or so Best Movies of 2017 lists by now, so how about a creative new way of highlighting the best films of the former year? Artist Ben Matsuya has put together some visually stunning comic strips that show off some of the best of the best that film had to offer in 2017. Check out the 2017 movie comic strips below.
2017 is over, but we’re still knee-deep in awards season, and every day it seems a new Best Movies of 2017 list washes ashore. If you’re still playing catch-up with last year, and slowly but surely making your way through the best movies 2017 had to offer, you might get a kick out of this creative new way of highlighting the Best movies of 2017. Artist Ben Matsuya has put together a series of comic strips that shine a spotlight on some of 2017’s best films: Get Out, The Florida Project, The Shape of Water, Good Time, and Okja. The results are stunning.
Save for one panel in The Shape of Water piece, the comic strips here are dialogue-free, yet still ..
All last week, the /Film staff rolled out lists of our favorite movies of 2017. And now Letterboxd, the movie-centric social network where users can rate and review films and share their viewing habits with friends, wants to get in on that action as well. The site has released its top rated movies of 2017 as voted on by its users, and they’ve sifted through 30 million scores to rank the final results.
While many of the choices align with movies that are in the midst of the awards conversation right now, two entries in its top 10 stand out: a sci-fi film and a superhero movie. What are they, you ask? Check out the full list of Letterboxd highest rated movies to find out.
As Indiewire helpfully points out, to be considered for this list, “films had to be feature-length, watched by at least 500 members, and be released in theaters or via streaming in the U.S. during 2017.” So with those caveats out of the way, here’s the list of Letterboxd users’ top 15 movies of the year:
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