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Kate Upton May Join 'Entourage,' Idris Elba Celebrates 'Bastille Day' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2013 9:48 AM
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With the “Entourage” movie officially “a go” and the ensemble of bros -- brosemble?-- locked up, it’s time to finalize the most important part of any possible “Entourage” movie, which hottie will be the object of Adrian Grenier’s affections? The Wrap reports that the unique thespian talents of Kate Upton are being sought for “the female lead.” If she lands the role it’ll be only her fourth big-screen appearance, following her casting earlier this year opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in “The Other Woman.”

Watch: 2 Clips Plus New Images From 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 1:22 PM
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With little in the way of critical buzz to build on, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" serves up a bit of a marketing conundrum for The Weinstein Company. So far, it seems they've decided to solve that problem with U2 songs and numerous clips, and today comes more scenes and images from the movie.

Review: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World,' With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 22, 2013 4:00 PM
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The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 2011 film, while flawed in many ways, proved surprisingly entertaining and teed up both its title character and his villainous brother Loki for a return appearance in the team-up movie "The Avengers," which turned out to be an absolute megahit. As such, the studio must be feeling on surer ground with "Thor: The Dark World."

What Season Should He Start With? Idris Elba Admits He Hasn't Watched 'The Wire' Yet

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 18, 2013 10:20 AM
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The success of “Luther” and numerous other film roles have allowed a bevy of reference points for fans of Idris Elba, but none has risen quite so high in people's minds as the actor's role of Stringer Bell on HBO's “The Wire.” You'd have been hard-pressed to find someone who actually thought Elba was British, so spot-on was Elba's American accent in the Baltimore-set show, but while it exists for many in their top few slots of the greatest shows ever, one person behind on the whole phenomenon has turned out to be Elba himself.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Is Brought To You By A New U2 Song

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 7:33 PM
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Mandela: Walk To Freedom
We're not sure if U2 is exactly the best choice to write a song for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," but Bono and company have long been supporters of the South African leader, and certainly one of the most high profile, and Harvey Weinstein didn't waste much time in making sure they added an extra promotional flavor to his movie. Something he's no stranger to doing.

Watch: Clip From 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Chronicles Sharpeville Massacre Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 5:22 PM
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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Before we get into this, can we just say, that putting the words "long walk" into your movie title, even if preceded by the word "Mandela," is not an easy sell for the average moviegoer. Particularly when that movie is 152 minutes long. But we suppose Harvey Weinstein knows what he's doing as his fall contender gets ready to uh, walk.

Watch: New Trailer & Photos Of 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Starring Idris Elba

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 12, 2013 10:05 AM
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
"Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" premiered at TIFF last weekend, but if you didn't realize it, don't feel too badly. The first and only press on Saturday afternoon had the plug pulled after 45 minutes due to some technical errors, so when was it rescheduled for? 10:15 PM that night, and let's just say, the number of press who were eager to carve out time for a two-and-a-half-hour film, after an already packed day of movies, was pretty slim. We'll have our verdict soon, but until then, you can see a brand new trailer for the movie.

It's Like You're There! Watch TIFF Press Conferences For 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave,' 'Prisoners,' 'Labor Day' And More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 12:32 PM
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Press Conference TIFF 2013
If you are stuck having to watch all the Toronto International Film Festival action from the sidelines, fret not—another aspect of the festival will now come straight to your computer screen. The overlong, occasionally awkward press conferences that accompany each of the big films at TIFF have been uploaded to YouTube, so you can squirm in your seat while pretending to not play Candy Crush like the rest of the journalists in the room. This is literally hours of material, from big marquee titles like "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Prisoners," "Labor Day," "Enough Said" and more. It's like you're there! Only not.

Adrien Brody Is Houdini For History Channel, Tye Sheridan Joins 'The Forger' With John Travolta & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 23, 2013 12:09 PM
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Call it the influence of Terrence Malick or just pure performance, but take any recent film dabbling in the natural world from a young boy's perspective and you can bet actor Tye Sheridan's name was hovering around the cast list. Since “The Tree of Life,” the 16-year-old has landed lead roles in “Mud,” opposite Matthew McConaughey, and David Gordon Green's upcoming “Joe” with Nicolas Cage. His next project finds him facing another major name, but thankfully with a different genre slant.

Idris Elba To Star In & Produce Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 21, 2013 8:32 AM
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There aren't many actors we'd say this about, but we'd pretty much pay to watch Idris Elba read anything. The phone book. The most embarrassing entries from our teenage diaries. Dialogue from "Pacific Rim." Anything. Since breaking through with "The Wire" a decade ago, Elba's gone from strength to strength, and 2013 will probably be marked as the year in which he became a full-blown leading man: he lent gravitas to, and stole the show in Guillermo Del Toro's aforementioned monster mash, he continued to give a phenomenal turn as the wounded bear of a policeman in "Luther," and he looks to be a serious awards contender as a surprisingly convincing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom."

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