December 03, 2016

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Colin Farrell shows off “Total Recall” at Comic-Con

By Adam Frazier
Hollywoodnews.com: As part of Sony Pictures’ Hall H presentation this week at San Diego Comic-Con, director Len Weisman introduced crowds to his remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 film, “Total Recall,” a film which was loosely adapted from Philip K. Dick’s short story, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.”
The panel included Weisman, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Kate Beckinsale and Colin Farrell, who plays Doug Quaid, the character portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Verhoeven’s original film.
To be clear, Weisman’s “Total Recall” is not a new adaptation of Dick’s short story — it is very much a remake of Verhoeven’s film. It appears that, for the most part, the premise and characters are the same, with some twists along the way.
The story is pretty simple: two nation states, Euromerica and New Shanghai, vie for supremacy as a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he is, in fact, a spy – though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on. Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) will be playing the villain of Vilos Cohaagen, previously played by Ronny Cox.
The presentation, complete with unfinished footage, showcased that moment where Quaid realizes he’s a spy. Nick de Semlyen over at Empire summarized the sequence nicely. “It began with hero Douglas Quaid (not be confused with Dennis, or Randy…), played by Colin Farrell, paying a visit to the shady McClane (not to be confused with John), played by a peroxided John Cho, a merchant who sells ‘brain vacations.’
“Quaid wants to enjoy some simulated espionage, but as he’s plugged into a virtual-reality device an alarm blares. Turns out the system has determined that he’s already a spy, and a cadre of futuristic shock-troops turn up.”
Recalling “The Bourne Identity,” Quaid breaks out some serious martial arts moves he didn’t know he had and escapes through an air vent. All in all, it sounds like a pretty slick sequence, even if Ah-nold isn’t running around screaming and making things go boom-boom.
While I remain entirely skeptical of Weisman’s ability as a director (I haven’t enjoyed a single film the guy’s made), “Total Recall” has one hell of a cast — adding Bill Nighy and Ethan Hawke to the already star-studded panel.
No word yet if there will be any three-breasted mutant hookers in Weisman’s remake, but a guy can always hope, right?
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Scarlett Johansson Photos: Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day” is Scarlett Johansson.

We haven’t seen Scarlett Johansson on the big screen since her appearance in Iron Man 2 in May of 2010. But the stunning star has a movie coming out on December 23, 2011. “We Bought a Zoo” is the story of a family who moves to Southern California to restore a struggling zoo. Until then, enjoy her gallery!
Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson made her film debut in the 1994 film North and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 1996’s Manny & Lo. Johansson rose to fame with her roles in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and 2001’s Ghost World.
She transitioned to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring and Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA Award, and both films earned her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003. A role in A Love Song for Bobby Long earned her a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination.

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Justin Timberlake at Comic-Con for Film ‘In Time’

HollywoodNews.com: It was Justin Timberlake’s first time at Comic-Con in San Diego, where he promoted his upcoming film ‘In Time’ Thursday. Co-star and love-interest in the movie, Amanda Seyfried, was there as well, as fans got a first-look at the sci-fi thriller.
‘In Time’ was directed and written by Andrew Niccol, who also penned ‘The Truman Show’ and ‘Gattacca’. “The story is set in future where people are genetically programmed to live to the age of 25 but can live longer if they buy or steal time credits,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The flick also stars Cillian Murphy, Matt Bomer, Olivia Wilde, and Alex Pettyfer.
Are you looking forward to the film?
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Captain America @ Comic-Con Photos

HollywoodNews.com: “Captain America: The First Avenger” held a special screening at Comic-Con today. Here are the exclusive photos from the event!

In addition to opening to Comic-Con fans a day early, all ticketholders received RealD(r) 3D Collector’s Custom red, white and blue CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER glasses and a limited edition exclusively designed poster.

Photos by Paramount Pictures
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Bradley Cooper (sort of) confirms “Hangover” rumor?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Bradley Cooper is in San Diego drumming up support and buzz for the recently announced “Paradise Lost” adaptation he’s going to do with director Alex Proyas (“Dark City”). But while talking to press, he might have dropped a serious hint at the direction of the third “Hangover” (should that sequel actually happen).
Cooper was questioned by EW about Zach Galifianakis’ comments that the next “Hangover” might involve Cooper, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms breaking the deranged Alan out of a mental institute.
“You know what? That might be right,” Cooper said.
When pressed on the comment – because many thought Galifianakis tossed it out there just to throw nagging journalists down a different road – Cooper hedged by saying, “I mean, I have no idea. But that sounds good!”
And you know what? It does sound good. It would be a separation from the wake-up-hungover formula that powered Todd Phillips’ first two comedies to box office superstardom. And given the success of “The Hangover Part II,” you know a third one will happen. I’m thrilled Phillips wants to go down a new avenue, and if Cooper’s right, that idea could work very well.
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Bradley Cooper playing Lucifer in “Paradise Lost”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Ed Helms calls his “Hangover” co-star Zach Galifianakis the bearded devil. Now his other “Hangover” co-star is about to play the actual devil on screen.
Bradley Cooper has been confirmed for the role of Lucifer in director Alex Proyas’ adaptation of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” THR reports. The fantasy film will detail a major battle in heaven waged between Lucifer and the archangel, Michael. The trade says “Lost” will be shot ay Sydney’s Fox Studios in Australia.
Cooper is enjoying a string of good creative decisions. “Limitless,” which just reached DVD an Blu-ray, received positive reviews and decent business, while “The Hangover Part II” was a commercial blockbuster (even as it alienated critics).
“Lost” sounds epic, and Proyas just might be the right guy for the job. His previous credits involve the underrated sci-fi thrillers “Dark City” and “I, Robot.”
“I’m delighted to have found such overwhelming support here in [New South Wales] for such a unique film offering unparalleled exposure for NSW cast and crew to the cutting edge technology that will be used in the making of ‘Paradise Lost,’” Proyas said.
Let’s just hope the film is released in 2D.
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“Captain America” reviews hit the Web, largely positive

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The Internet exploded last night with reviews for Joe Johnston’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but if you want to go into the movie on Friday unspoiled, you might want to steer clear of the following links. Just know that the overall response was extremely positive, and buy your ticket with the other fans this weekend.
How positive? Well, Drew McWeeny at HitFix says that Johnston’s Marvel movie is “one of their very best,” and he suspects the film “will send audiences out of the theater rabid to see what’s next.”
Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere went after the naysayers, claiming, “Anyone who comes out of Captain America saying ‘meh, it’s mildly okay’ is aesthetically blocked. They just don’t get it. Captain America moves, mad-dashes, soars, whooshes, runs, delights & barrel-asses. It’s pure art direction, pure mood, and all of a piece. And mostly unpredictable.”
That’s because Anne Thompson already rained on the parade, Tweeting after last night’s press screening that the film “left me cold. Back when, this material fed Raiders, and more recently, Inglourious Basterds. Marvel played it too straight.”
Decide for yourself when “Captain America” opens everywhere this Friday.
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“Footloose” fan contest could get you to the premiere

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Paramount Pictures wants you to cut loose – Footloose – for a chance to win a trip to the red-carpet premiere of Craig Brewer’s “Footloose” remake.
All you need to do is create and upload a video of you displaying your best dance moves on www.FootlooseMovie.com. Convince enough of your friends to vote your dance as the best of the Web, and you could be dancing with the stars at the film’s premiere.
Brewer’s film updates the classic Kevin Bacon coming-of-age drama about a rebellious teenager who runs into opposition in a small town that doesn’t want teenagers to dance. Kenny Wormald will be the new Ren for the next generation, while Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell round out the cast.
The movie opens on Oct. 14, but get on your dance videos ASAP and you just might win. Visit the film’s official Web site for more details, and good luck!
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Rebecca Black is Back With a New Music Video

HollywoodNews.com: The 13-year-old YouTube sensation, Rebecca Black, has released her first music video since her first one, ‘Friday’, went viral. The singer’s new song, ‘My Moment’, was uploaded to YouTube on Monday.
The new song was reportedly written by Brandon ‘Blue’ Hamilton, who wrote a track for Justin Bieber on his album, ‘Never Say Never: The Remixes’. According to OK magazine, “the video includes footage of Rebecca in a studio, attending red carpet premieres and shows her story of overnight success.”
You can catch Rebecca’s new video on her YouTube channel.
What do you think of her new music video?
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Hayley Atwell Photos: Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day” is Hayley Atwell.

Hayley Atwell plays Peggy Carter, the lead female role, in next weekend’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”. This movie, created after the comic book “Captain America” series, hits theaters Friday, July 22. Enjoy her gallery!
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell (born 5 April 1982) is an English actress, known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra’s Dream, The Duchess and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Atwell was born in London, the only child of Allison (née Cain), a motivational speaker, and Grant, a massage therapist and shaman. Atwell’s mother is English and her father, an American from Kansas City, Missouri, is of part Native-American descent. Atwell has dual citizenship of the U.K. and the U.S. Her parents separated when she was two years old. After secondary education at Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School, West London, Atwell took A-levels at the London Oratory School before training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduating in 2005, in place of studying philosophy and theology at King’s College London.

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