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2 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

David Fincher Explains Why Disney's '20,000 Leagues' Remake Sank

If you've ever wondered what sank David Fincher 's version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea , the director has finally opened up about the metaphorical torpedo responsible: the studio system. Fincher first boarded the planned Disney project in early 2010 , following the departure of original director McG .


Related Topix: Gone Girl

3 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Piketty Parallax: Consensus on 'Capital'?

Thomas Piketty's 696-page Capital in the Twenty-First Century was 2014's surprising economics bestseller, generating vigorous rebuttals from academic economists who were surprised at how Mr. Piketty represented economic research. Two think tank papers published this month summarized Mr. Piketty's major claims and the most important challenges brought by critics.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations

7 hrs ago | Cinema Blend News

The Unfortunate Reason Ang Lee's Groundbreaking Ali/Frazier Biopic Might Not Happen

Ang Lee is set to shuffle around his directorial work-load, which means that instead of overseeing a 3D take on Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier's infamous Thrilla in Manila bout, he will direct an adaptation of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk . It's been close to 24 months since Lee wowed both audiences and critics alike with Life Of Pi , which was deemed so superb that he even landed himself the Best Director Oscar for his efforts.


Related Topix: Life of Pi, Drama Movies, Brokeback Mountain

12 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Martha Stewart on Gwyneth Paltrow's site: Be quiet and stick to movies

Apparently Martha Stewart isn't ready to cede her title of America's go-to domestic goddess to Gwyneth Paltrow just yet. In an interview with Net-a-Porter magazine, as reported by Page Six , Stewart slammed Paltrow for her Goop endeavor and says the actress should stick to movies.


Related Topix: Hot Chicks, Blake Lively, Orange is the New Black

16 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

David Mitchell's Novel's Empty CaloriesBy William O'Connor

One of the best novelists alive, Mitchell probably couldn't write a truly bad book, but while his latest effort is always entertaining, nothing about it sticks with you. In whirlwind fashion, The Bone Clocks follows British teenage runaway Holly Sykes from small town England in 1984 right through to a dystopian future in 2043.


Related Topix: David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

20 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Who is Kevin Tsujihara, the Hollywood exec named in Dotcom's big reveal?

Kevin Tsujihara leaves Premier house in October 2010 after meeting John Key to resolve a stand-off over the filming of the Hobbit films in New Zealand. Photo / Mark Mitchell The studio executive named in the alleged email purported to be part of Kim Dotcom's big reveal is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Jason Bateman is a prodigal son in 'This is Where I Leave You'

Jason Bateman stars in "This is Where I Leave You" as one of four siblings who return to their family homestead to attend their father's funeral. During their unplanned week together under the same roof, the adult children hash out lingering issues with each other and help each other cope with current problems in their life.


Related Topix: The Hogan Family, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Hogan Family, This is Where I Leave You, Celebrities, Jason Bateman, Cheaper by the Dozen, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies

Cinema Blend News

David Fincher's The Girl Who Played With Fire Will Be Extremely Different From The Book

David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo doesn't qualify as a flop, but it certainly was considered a box office disappointment. Released right around Christmas in 2011 - which many have criticized as a mistake because of the film's dark content - the adaptation came in third place during its opening weekend, and after a few months in theaters its domestic total went up to only $102 million .


Related Topix: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Fight Club, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Marketing, Skyfall

Real Clear Politics

Elizabeth Warren the Message Machine

Chances are, Elizabeth Warren has already answered your question. The freshman Massachusetts Democratic senator has been everywhere the past few months, appearing on an impressive list of Sunday shows and cable news programs, chatting up late night talk show hosts and crisscrossing the country on a book tour to promote her latest biography, "A Fighting Chance."


Related Topix: US Senate, A Fighting Chance, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Lee Child wins book list once again

Lee Child's new book, Personal , takes the top selling book list once again as it's the number one book for Amazon and NY Times and is the #3 book for Nook sales. Gone Girl is starting to move up the charts once again as the movie premiere date comes closer.


Related Topix: Gone Girl

Films piling up

Ben Affleck stars in "Gone Girl," which will be released Oct. 3. The film is based on the best-selling novel. Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Moneyball, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, The Spectacular Now

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gate

TIFF 14: 'Rosewater' with Jon Stewart, 'Wild' & Benedict Cumberbatch

The Toronto International Film Festival did not slow down much this year after the first busy weekend, which was kind of a surprise. For as long as I've been going to TIFF, the first four days of the festival have always been blockbuster, while the week after kind of fizzles away.


Related Topix: Wild, Benedict Cumberbatch

Access Hollywood

Martha Stewart Slams Gwyneth Paltrow, 'OITNB'

According to the New York Post's Page Six blog , Martha slammed Gwynnie's domestic website in a new interview with Net-a-Porter's Porter magazine. "She just needs to be quiet.


Related Topix: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, Martha Stewart, Orange is the New Black

The Winnipeg Free Press

Family jewels

Playing siblings in one big unhappy brood, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman mix up laughter, tears and, in Fey's case, a mean left hook in Shawn Levy's comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You. In the film, based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, Bateman plays Judd Altman, a radio producer given a one-two punch from life, first when he discovers his wife has been cheating on him with his boss, and then again when his father dies.


Related Topix: Arrested Development, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jason Bateman, This is Where I Leave You

Hindustan Times

Humans of Delhi go gaga over New York blogger Brandon Stanton

Photographer and blogger Brandon Stanton of the globally popular 'Humans of New York' blog and Facebook page was in Delhi on Friday and the humans of Delhi just couldn't get enough of him. "For those of you in Delhi who want to say hello, I'll be in Central Park, Connaught Place at 6pm" - this post by Stanton on his Facebook page resulted in a crowd of more than a thousand people by 5pm.


Related Topix: Blog News, Humans of New York, India,

Sentinel & Enterprise

Daily Dish: 9/13/2014

Comedian Michael Che will handle "Weekend Update" duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of "SNL," the network said Thursday. Che, who wrote for "SNL" last season, had joined Stewart's Comedy Central show earlier this year.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, Six Feet Under, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Radio Times

Gone Girl: Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account

Asides from the fact that she's the wife of Nick Dunne who mysteriously goes missing on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, we don't know much about her. And until the film hits cinemas in a few weeks time, all we've really got to go on is her Pinterest account.


Related Topix: Gone Girl

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Reader interview: She enjoys books with political overtones, details about real places

Editor's note: This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Pat McCombs, an executive recruiter with the KB Search Team. "We live in Hamilton where there's no library, although two women have put together one where there are secondhand books.


Related Topix: The Hit, The Target


Reese Witherspoon Couldn't Help Bringing Wild Home to Her Husband

Reese Witherspoon 's big-screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's beloved autobiography, Wild , was among the most-anticipated films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.


Related Topix: Wild

Albany Times Union

Clinton ...

In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year.


Related Topix: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, Vocal, Black Entertainment, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Entertainment