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James Franco’s social posts reveal Cincy movie details

James Franco’s social posts reveal Cincy movie details

May 1, 2015

A behind the scenes look at the new Cincinnati-filmed James Franco movie is just a few clicks away. The actor, producer and director has revealed some details about “The Long Home” production, which will film in Hamilton, Butler County and Cincinnati this May. Franco recently posted a selfie in rustic cabin on Twitter and Instagram. The location? He just writes “back in the Holler.” He also posted an image of himself partially in period costume, and revealed some of the cast. “Me, josh hutcherson, Timothy Hutton, Keegan Allen, Ashley Green, Tim Blake Nelson, jim parrick, scott haze, and the whole gang getting dirty in the south (sic),” it reads. It’s a bit of a homecoming for Hutcherson, best known for his role in “The Hunger Games” series. He is a Union native. read more...

The Guest’s Adam Wingard to Direct the Death Note Movie

The Guest’s Adam Wingard to Direct the Death Note Movie

Apr 30, 2015

With the big screen rights acquired by Warner Bros. six years ago, a Death Note movie appears to finally be on the way with The Guest and You’re Next director Adam Wingard at the helm! The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that Wingard will take on the Manga adaptation after he finishes the upcoming Lionsgate horror project The Woods. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 writer and director Shane Black was, at one point, attached to the project, which aims to bring to the big screen the 13-volume series previously adapted as both an anime and as a live-action film franchise in Japan. more...

Lifetime Developing ‘Unauthorized Full House’ Movie

Lifetime Developing ‘Unauthorized Full House’ Movie

Apr 28, 2015

Just in time for the forthcoming Full House reboot, Lifetime is planning to explore the on-and-off-screen struggles of the classic Nineties sitcom in The Unauthorized Full House Story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/lifetime-developing-unauthorized-full-house-movie-20150427#ixzz3Ym4skJwZ Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook The network’s latest tell-all follows The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, the soapy exploration of another successful Nineties comedy and its off-screen drama which premiered on the network last fall. Ron McGee, the writer of Unauthorized Saved by the Bell, will also pen the Full House film. Lifetime has not set an air date and will begin casting for the feature immediately. McGee will have plenty of material to cull from thanks to the release of multiple cast memoirs. Jodie Sweetin chronicled her struggle with methamphetamine addiction in 2010’s UnSweetined. Last year, Candace Cameron Bure released Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose, while the show’s patriarch Bob Saget penned the less self-help-themed Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/lifetime-developing-unauthorized-full-house-movie-20150427#ixzz3Ym4vIkd3 Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook more of this...

Begin Again (2013) – “New York Melody”

Begin Again (2013) – “New York Melody”

Jan 26, 2015

  Coming from John Carney, the Irish director of the independent movie Once from 2007, Begin Again follows a similar story line with the previous mentioned movie, this time having a bigger production value and a much more famous cast, fit for the cinemas in the United States and that can make him more acknowledged. This is a movie about music, and having Gregg Alexander (a Grammy winning composer) as the writer for the majority of the songs is a big plus. The movie begins with the portrayal of Greta’s (Keira Knightley) and Dan’s (Mark Ruffalo) lives, two random strangers that meet after having a breakdown point in their lives. In the middle of one lonely night Dan sees Greta singing at a bar (after one of her friends obliges her to do so) and starts having the inspiration that he was missing for so long. As an ex music producer he starts imagining how the song that Greta performs will sound if it was produced properly so he decides to make her a shining star. Greta caves in with Dan’s offer, after being somehow hard to convince because she is no hasty woman even after being cheated by her boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine), now a famous musician. The characters of Greta and Dan are somehow contradictory but that leads to an almost perfect completion. Dan is impulsive and desperate and Greta is calm and thoughtful. Obviously everything revolves around music and its creative process, but the magic of this movie comes from the structure of the characters that evolves from the plot itself and makes the story fit the characters like a glove. The strife that Dan holds within him (and the way Mark Ruffalo portrays it in such a well-defined manner) is something typical for a creator inside a music industry that is decaying and gives us the occasion to spectate a sobbing matter. The performance of the actors is note-perfect, even with its bits of romantic attitudes, and leaves no place for inconclusive feelings. Even Dan’s ex-wife Miriam and his daughter Violet are played by amazing actresses (Catherine Keener and Hailee Steinfeld) and that also makes the cast an excellent one....