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Studio Announces New Halloween Movie


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Michael Myers is to return for a new movie in the 'Halloween' franchise.

Dimension Films and Trancas Films have confirmed the iconic fictional character from the slasher films is set to return to the big screen for the first time since 2009, with Rob Zombie being replaced as director by Michael Myers.

Producer Malek Akkad, who also produced the 2007 and 2009 'Halloween' films, said: ''The legacy of 'Halloween' is something that Trancas is very proud of, and I look forward to working together again with Bob and Dimension to continue that tradition.''

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Keira Knightley Wanted As Face Of Weinstein Company


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Harvey Weinstein wanted Keira Knightley to be the face of his company.

The prolific Hollywood producer, who runs The Weinstein Company with his brother Bob, admits his notorious reputation often precedes him and so he was eager to have the fresh-faced actress be the face of TWC instead of him.

He explained: ''For whatever reason, somehow, we've done controversial movies and you end up being the face of your company. We desperate tried to get Keira Knightley to be the face of our company, but so did Chanel, and they paid better.''

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Before The Desolation Of Smaug's Release, The Weinstein Brothers Are Suing New Line For Their Cut Of The Profits


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The Hobbit trilogy, which has been a highly profitable venture for New Line Cinema, is also causing some problems for the studio – namely a lawsuit from Harvey and Bob Weinstein. The two brothers own Miramax, the company, which sold New Line (part of Warner) the film rights to Tolkien’s story in 1998.

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Bob Weinstein (above) and brother Harvey are demanding at least $75 million in gross revenue

However, since New Line announced plans to make just one film, the Winesteins were only paid for the fist movie. According to them, the studio made the book into three separate film “solely to deprive plaintiffs” of agreed revenue.

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The Future Is... Red? Netflix Bag Major Deal With Weinstein


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Netflix have made yet another bold move – this time with movies – to try and secure monthly payments of £5.99 from content-happy consumers. They’ve put pen to paper with The Weinstein company, securing the rights to stream all of their movies from 2016.

This basically means two things: every film Weinstein releases will end up on Netflix once the movie has a physical release – i.e. DVD – and everything written about Netflix in the next few years will read like paid-for copy. They really are tying up the market.

"The deal that we've just completed with Netflix is probably the biggest deal in the history of the Weinstein Co.," co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "Together, we are discussing ways to reinvent the pay-TV experience so that the audience can get even more for their money."

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Made In NY Awards At Gracie Mansion

Barbara Walters, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, NYC Film Commissioner Katherine Oliver, Bob Weinstein, Audra McDonald and Heidi Klum - Made in NY Awards at Gracie Mansion - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 11th June 2013

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Honorees, Heidi Klum, Spike Lee, Barbara Walters, Harvey Weinstein and Alan Cumming
Honorees, Heidi Klum, Spike Lee, Barbara Walters, Harvey Weinstein and Alan Cumming
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Producers Guild Awards

Max Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Annie Clayton - Producers Guild Awards Los Angeles California United States Saturday 26th January 2013

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Max Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Annie Clayton
Max Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Annie Clayton

Weinstein's Estranged Wife Fails To Win Restraining Order


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The estranged wife of Bob Weinstein's request for a restraining order against the movie mogul has been denied by a New York judge.

Anne Weinstein moved to end her 12-year marriage on Friday (06Apr12) and filed court papers seeking to ban the film executive from contacting her, claiming she feared "bodily harm".

A representative for The Weinstein Company boss has since dismissed the allegations of abuse, insisting the former book editor was acting irrationally following a family intervention to put a stop to her reported alcohol addiction.

And on Monday (09Apr12) Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer ruled in favour of The Lord of the Rings producer and rejected Anne's bid for a protection order. Gesmer also imposed a gag order on the pair for the remainder of the divorce case, according to the New York Daily News.

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Scream 5 'Odds On' To Be Made


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Wes Craven thinks the "odds" are in favour of 'Scream 5' being made.

The director - who helmed the previous four horror movies in the franchise - would consider taking charge of a fifth film, which he thinks is more than likely to be created because executive producer Bob Weinstein "wants to" make it.

He said: "The odds are that there will be [a 'Scream 5']. It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be [another sequel]. Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don't know.

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The Reader Review


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Mein Kampf meets Penthouse Forum in Stephen Daldry's The Reader, a chilly and surprisingly detached adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's passion play about a susceptible yet pensive teenage horn dog seduced by the former, female SS trooper who popped his cherry.

Reader reunites Daldry with his The Hours screenwriter, David Hare, and the two collaborate on another aloof, literary period picture. The action transitions between 1995 and 1958, when 15-year-old Michael Berg (David Kross) first comes under the spell of Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), the stern but attentive woman who paid him a bit of kindness after the boy was felled by Scarlet Fever.

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Opening Night Of The New Mel Brooks Musical 'Young Frankenstein' At The Hilton Theatre - Arrivals

Bob Weinstein and Mel Brooks - Bob Weinstein and guest New York City, USA - Opening Night of the new Mel Brooks musical 'Young Frankenstein' at the Hilton Theatre - Arrivals Thursday 8th November 2007

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1408 Review


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You do not have to read the original short story "1408," part of the longer anthology Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales, to know that the central idea comes from author Stephen King. In fact, one must assume that the movie was pitched in production meetings as "The Shining in New York." And while it's true that this cinematic take on "1408" recycles so many narrative strings tied to King's overall body of work, it somehow modifies them into a surprisingly fresh, tight and effective thriller.

Renowned travel writer Mike Enslin (John Cusack), like most characters in King's ouvere, is haunted by his own demons. Hiding behind alcohol and a refined cynicism, Enslin scours the country for legitimate haunted habitats, rating rooms on a "shiver scale." A bed-and-breakfast with good food but moderate mood gets five skulls, in his opinion. This movie, based on Enslin's most terrifying encounter, would receive a solid eight skulls.

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The Great Raid Review


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Sometimes you can have the best story a filmmaker could ask for, a giant pile of money and all the best intentions, only to end up with what is ultimately a sub-par piece of work. Such is the dilemma of John Dahl's much-delayed The Great Raid, a gorgeous-looking film about an impossibly dramatic and yet mostly-forgotten real-life World War II rescue mission, which has everything going for it and yet never quite makes it to the finish line.

The facts are these: In 1945, as the American army is pushing back the Japanese in the Philippines, Tokyo has issued an order to exterminate every prisoner of war, an order enthusiastically carried out in the beginning of the film, which recreates an episode in which 150 U.S. POWs were covered in gasoline and set on fire. The Americans know that as they advance, the Japanese will do the same thing at every camp they get close to, and that the American Sixth Army is only days away from the camp at Cabanatuan, with over 500 prisoners - a starving and miserable bunch who survived the Bataan Death March and three years of privation only to face murder just as their fellow soldiers approach. So a team of 121 soldiers, mostly inexperienced Rangers, are ordered to sneak 30 miles behind Japanese lines and liberate Cabanatuan. It's a jury-rigged, rag-tag sort of mission, with the soldiers knowing it's a suicide detail, but also knowing they couldn't stand not to try.

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Fahrenheit's Film Profits To Go To Charity


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Profits from Michael Moore's controversial film FAHRENHEIT 9/11 will be donated to several charities.

Hollywood studio Miramax's co-chairmen HARVEY and Bob Weinstein will share 40 per cent of the box-office revenue while the remaining 60 per cent will be donated to "worthy causes".

The Weinstein Brothers fell-out with parent company Disney, who initially forbade the release of the PALME D'OR-winning movie in May (04), but finally agreed to sell the film if the siblings earned no more than 40 per cent of the net profit - while the remaining 60 per cent will go to charities of Disney's choice.

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