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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Is Not Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Norbit’

Return with me, won’t you, to late winter, 2007. JT’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around” is on the radio. Prince just rocked the Super Bowl XLI halftime show. American Idol still nabs the top two Nielsen slots, week in and week out. And after releasing five tepid vehicles (Showtime, I Spy, Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion, and one of the biggest flops of all time, Pluto Nash) in 2002 and 2003 alone, onetime superstar Eddie Murphy had disappeared from the screen for three years. But he returned with 2006’s Dreamgirls, crafting an electrifying performance that prompted cheers from audiences and critics alike. Murphy won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Supporting Actor, and was frontrunner for the Oscar. And then, two weeks before the Academy Awards, Paramount released Norbit, a reviled, offensive slapstick comedy that featured the Oscar hopeful in three roles, including an overweight woman who made Martin Lawrence’s portrayal of “Big Momma” seem incisive and nuanced. Murphy lost Best Supporting Actor to Alan Arkin. … Read More

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‘Foxcatcher’ Rightly Sacrificed Mark Schultz’s Story to Craft a Sharp American Allegory

“Everything I’ve ever said positive about the movie I take back. I hate it. i hate it. i hate it. I hate it. i hate it. i hate it. I hate it,” Mark Schultz, the wrestler and subject of Foxcatcher, tweeted last week. Also: “YOU CROSSED THE LINE [Bennett] MILLER. WE’RE DONE. YOU’RE CAREER IS OVER. YOU THINK I CAN’T DO IT. WATCH ME.” (Schultz has since removed the tweets and substituted them for a far more civil Facebook post.) … Read More

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Flavorwire’s 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

A new year is upon us, and a peek ahead at 2015’s cinematic offerings is… well, kinda depressing. As you peruse the many 2015 preview pieces on movie sites, there’s a noticeable sameness — namely because they’re chock full of sequels. And some of those sequels (The Avengers, Mad Max, The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect, Magic Mike, Mission: Impossible, and, yes, Star Wars) might be great! But their domination of said lists speaks to the weakness of said lists; we’re banking anticipation almost exclusively on known quantities, from earlier films and filmmakers. And with Sundance and the rest of the spring festivals still on the horizon, we can’t yet guess at the smaller sleepers. BUT, nonetheless, we present this look at a few slightly off-the-grid and out-of-the-box movies that might be worth talking about this… Read More

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Mark Schultz Brutally Scorns ‘Foxcatcher’ Director Bennet Miller on Twitter

Mark Schultz, the wrestler central to the obviously fictionalized plot of Foxcatcher, seems to have drastically changed his mind about director… Read More

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Channing Tatum, Ethan Hawke, More Discuss Everything in THR Roundtable

Another year, another Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion with some of the year’s most accomplished actors. This time around, there was an… Read More

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Watch the International Trailer for the Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’

The latest movie from the Wachowskis, Jupiter Ascending, was supposed to debut over the summer, but it got pushed back until… Read More

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The Crucial Celebrity of Channing Tatum’s Body in ‘Foxcatcher’

The transformation! The transformative nose! Everybody is talking about Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher nose! I talked about Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher nose! Because when a celebrity wears a prosthetic nose, it gets talked about! But a nose is, ultimately, just a nose. There’s a whole body in this film that we should be talking about (and beware, in our discussion of that body, there will be many spoilers). … Read More

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How Insane Was the Real-Life Millionaire Murderer at the Center of ‘Foxcatcher’?

In Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher (out this Friday), Steve Carell turns in a haunted and harrowing performance as John E. du Pont, the millionaire heir to the du Pont fortune and amateur wrestling enthusiast who murdered Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz in 1996. The film is riveting and strange, made all the more fascinating by its “based on a true story” framework. But I’ll confess to a bit of skepticism while watching the film — not about whether it departs from the facts (a line of inquiry that’s beginning to rear its ugly head, predictably enough), but whether gun-toting, coke-snorting, paranoid mama’s boy du Pont was actually that unbalanced or, y’know, dramatic license. But research from the period indicates that, if anything, Miller and his screenwriters went soft on du Pont’s, um, eccentricities. … Read More

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