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Jenna Dewan Tatum , Channing Tatum - 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood Film Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st November 2015
Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Magic Mike XXL' at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th June 2015
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum - Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Magic Mike XXL' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th June 2015
Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodríguez and Jada Pinkett Smith - Magic Mike XXL cast honored with stars on the official Miami Walk Of Fame at Bayside Marketplace, Walk Of Fame - Miami, Florida, United States - Wednesday 24th June 2015
Channing Tatum, Rachel Moore, Katie Cleary and Vincent De Paul - Art for Animals fundraiser art event hosted by Alison Eastwood at De Re Gallery at De Re Gallery - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 5th June 2015
Adam Rodriguez, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Channing Tatum - A host of celebrities were snapped as they attended Warner Brothers' The Big Picture which was held at CinemaCon 2015 in Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015
Channing Tatum - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd March 2015
Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Channing Tatum - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
'22 Jump Street' reviews have been largely positive following its US release (13th June). Critics have highly praised stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have returned as Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko, the undercover cops we saw cause havoc and hilarity in 21 Jump Street. Only this time they've graduated high school and are heading to college. Critics loved the first movie, a modernisation of the hit 80s show of the same name, but has 22 Jump Street managed to impress?
Channing Tatum at the New York premiere of 22 Jump Street.
It's A Sequel - But So What?
Continue reading: Review Round-Up: 22 Jump Street
It's going to be a tight race, but "Jump Street" is looking strong so far.
The weekend’s box office scores are already taking shape. The race was bound to be neck and neck, but by the end of Friday, the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill comedy 22 Jump Street emerged with a slight lead. The sequel banked $25 million on Friday and is on track for a $60 million weekend total, making it the second highest grossing R-rated comedy in history. This time around, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill play their familiar goofy cop buddies, who get sent to college for an undercover drugs bust.
Watch the international trailer for 22 Jump Street below.
The bromance is still going strong, but that's about it for "Jump Street".
For once, 22 Jump Street seems to have done the R-rated comedy sequel right. Not only is the movie doing great in reviews – currently it has 86% on Rotten Tomatoes – it’s also heading for a strong opening weekend.
According to Deadline, both Jump Streetand the other wide release this weekend – How to Train Your Dragon 2 – are expected to top $50 million over the three day period, so it should be a tight race for the top spot.
Continue reading: "22 Jump Street" Is Like The First One, Now With More Jokes! (Reviews)
The '22 Jump Street' reviews are hugely encouraging ahead of the movie's U.S bow this weekend.
'21 Jump Street' was an unexpected delighted in 2012 for olumbia with the seemingly mismatched team of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill proving they had the comedy clout to not only pull off the movie adaptation of the teen series - but make it good. In the sequel - 22 Jump Street - the pair make the case for being considered one of the best new comedy duos around.
Jonah Hill [L] and Channing Tatum [R] in '22 Jump Street'
After making their way through high school (twice) Schmidt and Jenko are tasked with going undercover at a local college. However, when Jenko (Tatum) meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art scene, they begin to question their ability work together.
Continue reading: The Good News? '22 Jump Street' Is Very, Very Good
'22 Jump Street' has scored strong reviews, proving that the comedy sequel is alive and well.
The central joke of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's follow-up 22 Jump Street is that sequels are by definition bigger and more complicated, but never quite as good as the original. Indeed, at every point the filmmakers one-up 2012's 21 Jump Street, from the fact that every crashed car explodes into a ball of flame to the new glass-and-steel headquarters for the undercover squad, just across the street from the old one.
Jonah Hill [L] and Channing Tatum [R] in '22 Jump Street'
Clearly this is a theory that's been adopted by Marvel for their Avengers family of movies, as the stakes keep getting higher and higher. But once you've saved Los Angeles, New York, London and the entire planet, where do you go? So now we have Thor's inter-realm shenanigans. And they're pushing it into a new level with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Continue reading: '22 Jump Street': How Hollywood Sequels Can Learn From James Bond
The Book Of Live will make you see death in a whole new light.
Death may not seem like an optimum subject for an animated feature, but in The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez quite literally brings the subject alive using vibrant colours and 3-D animation. Despite taking on what could be seen as a dark subject matter, Gutierrez has crafted a beautiful piece of moving art, which will surely enchant and enthral viewers. It might not hit theatres until October 17th, but we’re betting that this one could just be the next big animated feature.
Manolo is fighting for the affection of his love Maria
The Book of the Life begins with two gods betting on the outcome of a love triangle between a girl named Maria and her two suitors, the arrogant Joaquin and the much more charming Manolo. When Maria comes close to choosing Manolo, one of the gods intervenes, poisoning him to ensure Joaquin will be chosen.
Continue reading: Is ‘The Book Of Life’ The Next Big Animated Movie? [Trailer + Pictures]
A consistently hilarious stream of in-jokes keeps the audience in fits of laughter even if there's virtually no plot to this follow-up to the 2012 hit 21 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revive their amusing double-act to poke fun at sequels and franchises amid silly set-pieces and starry cameos. And it gives filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller their second terrific comedy of the year, after The Lego Movie.
Following their successful bust of a high school drug ring, undercover officers Schmidt and Jenko (Hill and Tatum) are assigned by their grumpy captain (Ice Cube) to infiltrate a university and track down who's dealing the new drug whyphy. But both get distracted by life on campus: Schmidt begins a romance with Maya (Amber Stevens), while Jenko finds his meathead soul-mate in football teammate Zook (Wyatt Russell). With their partnership in jeopardy, Schmidt and Jenko must refocus on a spring break trip to Mexico, where they discover an old nemesis (Peter Stormare) on the loose.
Using a non-stop series of gags about how follow-up movies are more expensive and less original, the filmmakers go about proving this hypothesis with amusingly overwrought sets and a chaotic, derivative narrative that has very little momentum. Meanwhile, they pack every moment of the film with witty humour that's played expertly by Hill and Tatum, who rekindle their chemistry with a steady barrage of gay double entendre that reveals the movie's true nature as a brom-com. On the other hand, neither the actors nor the filmmakers are willing to push things too far, so they settle for silly vulgarity instead of any black comedy or edgy humour.
Continue reading: 22 Jump Street Review
Why on Earth have the Wachowskis put the skids on their dazzling summer blockbuster?
Jupiter Ascending won't see release until February next year, it has recently been announced. The unusual, late minute move marks the movie's opening pushed back seven months despite promotion for the sci-fi blockbuster having reached a peak.
We were excited way back in March for the Wachowski brothers futuristic slingshot into space, which stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Sean Bean but have now been told that we'll have to wait until next February to see the movie's special effects, which look to be awesome.
It is actually the special effects department that has reportedly delayed the movie. "With the July release date, they were just not going to make it on time," said Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman, via Variety. "A lot of the issue for us was getting it ready for the international release, since the foreign territories need additional time."
Continue reading: Huh? 'Jupiter Ascending' Given Last Minute Delay In Release Date
The star is on the charm offensive after his homophobic slur
Jonah Hill landed himself in a bit of trouble recently when he told a paparazzi to “suck his d*ck” and called him a “f**ggot”. Having been a staunch supporter of LGBT rights for his whole life, the scandal did seem like a surprise, and Hill has offered up numerous heartfelt apologies on both The Howard Stern Show and The Tonight Show.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in '22 Jump Street'
“This person had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally,” Hill explained. “And I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool. And in that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people… I’m not at all defending my choice of words, but I’m happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say and how those words — even if you don’t intend them — and how they’re rooted in hate and that’s bullshit and I shouldn’t have said that.”
Continue reading: Jonah Hill Offers Up Numerous Apologies For Homophobic Slur
Change your diaries, we’re going to have to wait until next year for 'Jupiter Ascending'.
It’s time to change our summer viewing plans, because sadly, Jupiter Ascending will not be coming to a theatre near you this July. The Wachowskis’ ‘space opera’, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum was scheduled for release on July 18th 2014, but now it won't be coming to us until next February!
It's now a much longer wait for Jupiter Ascending
So why the change? Well, apparently it’s all down to those tricky visual effects. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll know that Jupiter Ascending is heavy on the special effects, so it’s no real surprise that they could be the cause of the hold up. Dan Fellman, Warner Bros’ president of domestic distribution said, “We’ve been trying like hell to get this finished, but there are over 2,000 visual effects shots in the movie, and it’s just not gonna happen in time.”
The Wachowskis latest sci-fi epic has been pushed back seven months and will now hit theatres on February 6th 2015.
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum's debuting partnership on the big-screen will have to wait as the release date of the sci-fi epic, 'Jupiter Ascending,' has been postponed until 2015.
Originally scheduled to hit theatres on July 18th, Warner Bros. has decided to delay the premiere in order to have enough time to complete extensive special effects.
Tatum and Kunis in 'Jupiter Ascending'
As sequels go, this ones flying high
The buddy cop movie is back, and officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) have to go back to college as undercover agents trying to get to the root of a drug doing the rounds on campus in '22 Jump Street'. Of course, the mission doesn’t go exactly to plan via a concoction of college memories and nasty gangsters.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in '22 Jump Street'
With the extreme success of 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were under intense pressure to deliver with this sequel. But if the early reviews are anything to go by, they’ve nailed it.
Continue reading: Early Reviews: '22 Jump Street' Proves Popular With The Critics
Jonah Hill's gay slur could affect the performance of '22 Jump Street'.
Just as Sony was stepping up its promotion for 22 Jump Street - one of its big hitters for this summer - Jonah Hill has dropped a homophobic sized bombshell on proceedings. The 30-year-old has a pretty clean reputation in Hollywood and is generally considered one of the nice guys of comedy, though, under pressure from a persistent paparazzo, the actor used a homophobic slur in a video obtained by TMZ.com.
Will Jonah Hill's gay slur affect the performance of '22 Jump Street'?
In the clip, Hill and a friend is tailed by the snapper in the Larchmont area of Los Angeles. One man mocks his floral board shorts, saying, "I like the shorts though bro. They are pretty sexy."
Continue reading: Jonah Hill's Gay Slur Comes At Wrong Time For Sony
In the first trailer of the upcoming 3D animated comedy, love attempts to outlast the clutches of death.
20th Century Fox released the first trailer of the upcoming 3D animate comedy, from Mexican director Jorge Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro, 'The Book of Life,' and it will surely mesmerize cinemagoers, taking them on a vibrant journey into the afterlife.
del Toro is the producer of the flick
The visually stunning flick is only equalled by its ensemble cast, the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube, plus many more, make these wacky characters come alive (even though they are technically dead).
In Mexico, two best friends Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) fall in love with the same girl, Maria (Zoe Saldana and so both face each other for her love. Two spirits passing through the world, La Muerte (Kate del Castillo) and Xibalba (Ron Perlman), make a bet over who will triumph out of the two. Muerte on Manolo and Xibalba on Joaquin. When the Xibalba feels the odds are against him, he brings Manolo into The Land Of The Remembered.
The Book Of Life sees Manolo setting out on an exciting, but dangerous journey across three majestic worlds where he will face his greatest challenges, in order to return to Mexico and win over Maria once and for all.
From producer Guillermo Del Toro, The Book Of Life is an animated comedy film directed by Jorge Gutierrez and written by Gutierrez and Doug Langdale (Aladdin: The Return of Jafar). The Book Of Life sees Gutierrez attempt a Nightmare Before Christmas esque Tim Burton style, with jovially dark animation. With exceptional visuals and a story of fortitude, The Book Of Life should be a loveable film for all.
When recalling the drunken incident with his fellow co-stars from 2006, the 34 year-old actor admits: "I definitely kicked in a window that night."
There is a lot more controversial moments to Channing Tatum's past than just his stripper days.
The 34 year-old actor was involved in a hilarious incident when he became friends with Shia LaBeouf ahead of filming their 2006 flick, 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.'
As the two actors previously didn't know each other prior to the shooting the movie, they decided to bond over a few drinks, which quickly turned into a wild night out.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum And Shia Lebeouf Got Drunk And Smashed A Bookstore Window
His death has been described as a "huge loss for the toy industry."
Donald Levine, the man credited with helping to create the G.I. Joe doll, one of the most iconic American toys alongside Barbie, has passed away following a battle with cancer. He died at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Channing Tatum played G.I. Joe in 2013's 'Retaliation'
Levine’s influence on the action figure is remembered for creating the legacy it currently holds today. From a 11 1/2-inch articulated figure with 21 moving parts, which was clad in military-style gear due to the amount of veterans working at Hasbro at the time, Levine and his team would create a global brand of action figures.
Continue reading: Donald Levine: Creator Of The Word's First Action Figure, G.I. Joe, Dies
'Winter Sleep', the Turkish film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, has won the Palme d'or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore have also received awards for their performances in, respectively, 'Mr.Turner' and 'Map to the Stars'.
Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore have received the prizes at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for best actor and actress in a feature film. Winter Sleep, a Turkish film, has won the Palme d'or, the highest award at Cannes.
Julianne Moore recieved the award for best actress at Cannes.
Winter Sleep has been awarded the highest honour at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'or. The Turkish film, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, stars Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag and Melisa Sözen. The film follows the family story of a former actor running a hotel in a small town in Anatolia. The film has been highly praised by critics and has beat off a series of films with far larger budgets and well known stars for the highest award including American and British films Foxcatcher and Mr. Turner.
Continue reading: Timothy Spall & Julianne Moore Win Cannes 2014 Best Actors Awards
The 34 year-old actor spoke candidly with GQ about taking on such a hectic schedule and lifestyle: "I get one shot at life, and I can say that I've lived a crazy one."
In the candid interview, the 34 year-old actor remembers the time he drank the blood of James Franco, taking on an intense schedule and jokes about being a "high-functioning alcoholic."
Tatum told the magazine he once "drank the blood of James Franco," while appearing in the Seth Rogen-directed comedy 'This Is The End' as Danny McBride's sex slave.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum Claims To Be A "High-Functioning Alcoholic"
‘Foxcatcher’, with its range of themes beyond wrestling glory, has quickly become the most talked about and well liked film at the Cannes Film Festival and critics have hastened to agree.
Murder, wrestling and the French Riviera don’t seem to go hand in hand, yet Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher has definitely won over the crowds and critics at Cannes Film Festival.
Channing Tatum and Steve Carell star in Foxcatcher.
Foxcatcher revolves around a prominent sports sponsor John du Pont (Carell), who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was convicted of murder in 1996 after he shot Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz (played by Mark Ruffalo). Named after the farm in which du Pont set up a wrestling gym and subsequently shot Dave, it is based on an autobiography by Mark Schultz, Dave’s brother. As such, the film also follows the glory and tragedy of Mark (Channing Tatum) who went on to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games and two at the World Championships in the 1980s.
Continue reading: 'Foxcatcher': Why A Wrestling Movie Has Stolen The Limelight At Cannes
Mark Schultz is an Olympic Gold Medallist wrestler who is often overlooked as his older brother Dave is renowned in the same sport. One day, Mark is invited to the luxurious home of sports sponsor John du Pont, who wishes to train up a team for the forthcoming 1988 Seoul Olympics at his own training facility. Mark is thrilled to be recognised for his talents for once, and begins to appreciate du Pont like a father. Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear that du Pont is not all he once appeared to be, being prone to increasingly volatile and erratic behaviour, and his support of Mark begins to get unhealthy. Not only that, but it seems he is now obsessed by the charismatic persona of Dave, and through jealousy and spiralling paranoia, tragedy of the ultimate kind is about to ensue.
Continue: Foxcatcher - Clip
The winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or will be announced on May 25, which of these Cannes Film Festival offerings will take home the prize?
So, we’ve got to admit we’re sort of gunning for Mike Leigh’s film Mr. Turner to win the Palme d’Or 2014, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other films in the running for the prestigious award. Among the 18 films competing to win the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, the winner of which which will be announced on May 25, these are the films we think are most likely to scoop the award.
Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller
Continue reading: Cannes Film Festival 2014: Our Top Five Palme D'Or Winner Predictions
Bennett Miller brings the unbelievable true story of John du Pont to life.
This week Foxcatcher will be one of the movies premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. The dark true story adaptation is bound to turn a lot of heads, especially with Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo leading the cast of Bennett Miller's intriguing new picture.
Channing Tatum & Mark Ruffalo Take On Challenging Roles In The Real-Life Sports Drama, 'Foxcatcher.'
Based on the real life story of US wrestling coach John du Pont, Foxcatcher is another gritty sports drama that's probably headed straight for the awards after its wider release in November. The movie will be competing for the prized Palme D'Or at the prestigious film festival and the trailer gives us enough to suspect that Foxcatcher will be one of the key competitors.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, confirmed the casting news. The 34 year-old hunk will be joining the team of superheroes.
Channing Tatum is set to be the newest superhero in Hollywood.
The 34 year-old actor has signed on to play the character 'Gambit' in future 'X-Men' film instalments, according to film producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Donner, who produced 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' confirmed the casting news to Total Film on Tuesday (May 13th) at the London premiere of the new flick.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum Joins 'X-Men' Franchise As 'Gambit
Schmidt and Jenko are two young cops who thought they'd seen the last of student culture after successfully arresting the supplier behind a high school narcotic in special division 21 Jump Street. However, given that they did such a good job at acting ten years younger, they've been enlisted to return to college to get to the bottom of a new drug that is going around high school graduates called Whyphy. This time they've been moved to 22 Jump Street, and the kids they have to deal with are much smarter - and way more dangerous. When Spring Break comes around, it feels like a perfect opportunity to nab the new suppliers but in order to do so, they need a little help. After visiting an old perp in jail, they begin to weave their way through the social circles of college - but that's easier said than done when their own relationship is struggling.
Continue: 22 Jump Street - International Trailer
Prepare to let the Wachowski’s take you on an epic sc-fi journey in 'Jupiter Ascending'
‘Jupiter Ascending’ the Wachowski’s epic journey into space will be looking to expand our universe in July. The problem is we might just not be ready for it. A space opera of gigantic proportions, the new trailer has given us our best idea yet of what to expect from this out of this world summer blockbuster.
Mila Kunis finds out she has a date with destiny in 'Jupiter Ascending'
The Wachowski’s siblings are of course the minds that brought us 'The Matrix' trilogy, which set a pretty high bar for their future big screen endeavours. Their last outing ‘Cloud Atlas’ received a mixed response from critics, some thought it was an ambitious success which thoroughly paid off, while others found it a bit too much on all levels. If it’s an ambitious project you’re looking for, though, you might want to turn your attention to ‘Jupiter Ascending’. This intergalactic sci-fi adventure might just be the best showcase of the Wachowski’s writing and visual talents since the first ‘Matrix’.
Continue reading: 'Jupiter Ascending': An In-Depth Look At The Wachowski's Space Opera
Jupiter Jones has an unfortunate life, barely scraping by with her job cleaning toilets as a janitor. She wouldn't have thought that her life would ever be anything meaningful, but she couldn't be more wrong. One day she is captured and an attempt is made on her life, but she finds herself spectacularly rescued by a charming, if unusual-looking, warrior; a half-man, half-human hybrid who has been genetically modified for the interplanetary military. It's he who leads her to the truth about herself and her destiny. Having been born under a night sky where the stars aligned to form her extraordinary future, Jupiter is the foretold forthcoming Queen of the Universe who has been prophesised to usurp the power of the current King and Queen. Living in fear of their imminent fall from power, the rulers order her to be disposed of as soon as possible. Will Jupiter succeed in her rise to power, or will she be praying to return to her uneventful life on earth?
Continue: Jupiter Ascending Trailer
The Ellen DeGeneres Oscars Selfie: did Jennifer Lawrence have the best pose or was it Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt...or Kevin Spacey?
Pretty much everyone has seen the Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie by now; the celeb-packed pic that sent the Twittersphere into melt-down and quickly became the most retweeted image of all time. The Oscars host somehow gathered the cream of the awards' red carpet for last night's impromptu snap, which has become the evening's most shared and talked about image.
Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie Has Become The Most-Shared Image On Twitter.
The glory of the Oscars selfie lies in the pure and unabashed joy seen on every one of its twelve featured Hollywood stars' faces. Gone are the pouts, poses and glowers of the red carpet pap-snap and instead we have a bunch of gorgeous and joyous actors ready to party at the year's biggest movie awards.
New trailer... who's excited?
There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Channing Tatum starrer 22 Jump Street. There were previously two trailers – the red band and the green band. This one is the green band trailer, except it has a new scene attached to the end. It’s pretty funny, if ever so slightly… well, you’ll see.
22 Jump Street is the sequel to the 2012 hit 21 Jump Street (Sony didn’t get too creative with the titles) in which two deadbeat cops get sent to a high school to go undercover and bust a synthetic drug ring. In the new one, it looks like Jenko (Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are up to their old tricks. Only they’ve now graduated from high school (in more ways than one) and are investigating a new case at a local college. Like 21, the sequel is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a story by Michael Bacall.
Continue reading: New "22 Jump Street Trailer" Is Familiar, But Still Funny
Inventive visuals and a seriously deranged script make this animated adventure far more enjoyable than we expect, especially as it brings out the childish creativity in everyone watching. Filmmakers Lord and Miller are experts at finding offbeat comedy in the most surprising places (see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs or 21 Jump Street). And this movie is often jaw-droppingly entertaining.
It's set in a Lego city where construction worker Emmet (voiced by Pratt) follows instructions to the letter. Like everyone else, he has been lulled into complacency by President Business (Ferrell), whose inanely catchy pop songs (the insanely hummable Everything Is Awesome!) and mindless TV shows (Where Are My Pants?) keep people from thinking creatively. He's also concocting an insidious plan involving a secret weapon called the Kragle. Then Emmet inadvertently discovers the Piece of Resistance and is declared "The Special" by the underground rebel alliance led by Wyldstyle (Banks) and Vitruvius (Freeman). With help from Batman (Arnett), a patched-up pirate (Offerman) and a groovy kitty (Brie), they go off-grid to save their civilisation, pursued by the president's vicious enforcer (Neeson).
As the story spirals from the city to the Wild West and Cloud Cuckoo Land, it develops an insane, free-wheeling tone that can't help but spark our imaginations. And the sassy 3D animation adds to this by evoking surreal stop-motion classics like Gumby or The Magic Roundabout while referencing other movies and playing merrily with iconic characters. Hill, Smulders and Tatum turn up as a trio of frustrated superheroes, while Daniels and Williams offer a bit of Star Wars silliness. All of the vocal cast members dive into their characters with energy, bringing out the warped humour and pulling us into the action and even some emotional moments.
Continue reading: The Lego Movie Review
The 'Magic Mike' actor has turned his attention to a sequel even more spectacular than the original.
Channing Tatum has confirmed that a Magic Mike sequel is in the works by posting a photo of himself, pen and paper in hand, looking at a plaster bust of fellow actor Matthew Mcconaughey. Tatum, who had ditched his Magic Mike G-string and rip-off clothing, announced that he was writing the next in the semi-autobiographical stripper comedy's instalment.
Channing Tatum Has Confirmed That He's Writing The 'Magic Mike' Sequel.
"What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas?#runatribe," he captioned the photo in which he sports a feathered trilby and grey cardigan whilst working at his desk. It is said that the new movie will revolve around a roadtrip as the male strippers go on tour.
There's high anticipation for release of 'The Lego Movie'.
Danish company The Lego Group have partnered up with Warner Brothers for the first feature length Lego film, The Lego Movie, set to hit the big screen in 2014.
A child's imagination is what made Lego blocks what they were. They could make a spaceship, a Wild West shootout or even a pirate ship come to life; well, maybe for a few hours until the few remaining pieces left out were embedded in a parent's foot. Now it has reached a safer place for adults as the loveable figures make their way from the toy box onto the big-screen in 3D animation comes Warner Brothers production: 'The Lego Movie'. With a highly admirable voiceover cast of Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Banks, the film looks ready to be a 2014 BLOCK-buster sensation.
Superman meets Abe Lincoln in 'The Lego Movie'
Continue reading: The Lego Movie Set For Release Later This Week
Tatum teams up with Jonah Hill for another shot at the cop comedy.
The red line trailer has just been released for new cop comedy 22 Jump Street, the sequel to 2012's commercially and critically successful 21 Jump Street. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will reprise their roles as Schmidt and Jenko, two undercover police officers who have another drug supplier to catch, only this time they've graduated from high school to college.
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill Reprise Their Roles In This Comedy Cop Sequel.
"You two sons-a-bitches are going to college," we hear Ice Cube bark at Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the trailer before we see montages of the typical movie-ready university scenes: heavy drinking in the hallways, beer pong, sex, shared bathroom dilemmas and deadline library clashes - all with a sludgy hip-hop soundtrack. In no great leap of imagination, the former classmates have immersed themselves in varsity life.
Having successfully managed to nab the suppliers behind a new high school narcotic during their first stint in special division 21 Jump Street, young police officers Schmidt and Jenko are forced to return to college after moving to 22 Jump Street in order to bag the culprits behind another drug surge. There, it's a blur of debauchery, partying and drinking games as they wheedle their way into the different social circles in a bid to find the source of the new substance - even re-visiting some old perps in jail for information. However, their own professional partnership is compromised when they get mixed up in different college scenes and they have to decide if working together is right for them both in the long run.
'22 Jump Street' is the sequel to 2012's award-winning comedy '21 Jump Street' which is based on Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh's 1987 TV series of the same name. With directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller ('Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs', 'Clone High') at the helm, it has been written by star Jonah Hill, Michael Bacall ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), Rodney Rothman ('Late Show with David Letterman') and Oren Uziel ('Mortal Kombat: Rebirth'). It is set to be released in the UK on June 6th 2014.
The trailer for 'Jupiter Ascending' shows Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum developing a budding romance in the midst of running from intergalactic dangers in the new Wachowskis sci-fi epic.
The trailer for the Wachowskis latest sci-fi epic has been released, 'Jupiter Ascending' stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis as two individuals from different planets whose lives intertwine in an action-packed whirlwind romantic futuristic thriller.
Tatum and Kunis in 'Jupiter Ascending'
Tatum plays an intergalactic warrior called 'Caine' who is half-human-half wolf and Kunis plays the title character 'Jupiter Jones', an unlucky Russian migrant toilet cleaner, whose DNA could change her life in an extraordinary when it is revealed she is destined for greatness.
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum star in this futuristic sci-fi adventure.
The trailer has just been released for the the Wachowskis' 2014 futuristic sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending in which Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star as two individuals whose lives become intertwined.
Mila Kunis Plays Cleaner Jupiter Jones In 'Jupiter Ascending.'
Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, a Russian toilet cleaner whose convinced her life will never amount to anything important on a grand scale. However, her humble existence is soon turned upside down when she encounters Channing Tatum's elf-like Caine, an interplanetary warrior, who tells Jupiter that she was born under a special night sky, with the stars pointing towards an extraordinary event and an incredible destiny.
Jupiter Jones is an impoverished janitor who dreams of a life with much more purpose than she is living. She is convinced that her life will always be one of the many in the world that is simply unimportant, but there are others out there who think differently. Jupiter was born under a night sky whose stars traced a very definite and critical destiny for her. Little does she know that the Earth is a tiny speck in a much larger cosmos ruled over by Queen of the Universe, but also that her genetic make-up makes her the one and only threat to the Queen as she is biologically destined to usurp her title. When an attempt is made on her life, she is rescued by former military hunter Caine; a genetically modified hybrid with human and wolf DNA. Will Jupiter find the strength to fulfil her destiny? Or is it something she could simply do without?
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With this writing-directing debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivers a remarkably assured comedy-drama while also giving himself a role that's far against his usual type. It's raucously hilarious but also surprisingly involving as it reveals the vulnerabilities of a strutting hard-man. And we're having so much fun that we barely notice that the script's approach to addiction is somewhat simplistic.
The title character is such a dude that his friends call him "the don", in reference to New Jersey gangsters. And Jon (Gordon-Levitt) has his life figured out, with a list of things he cares for: his body, home, car, family, church, friends and girls. In that order. But above everything else, his main obsession is porn. Then while hanging with his friends Bobby and Danny (Brown and Luke) he spots Barbara (Johansson), a perfect "dime" who's worth playing the long game for. Except that she has zero tolerance for pornography, so he has to hide his addiction from her, only confessing to his parish priest and an unexpectedly sympathetic fellow student (Moore) at night school.
Like a character from Jersey Shore, Jon is such a charming loser that we can't help but love him. But despite the macho swagger and gym-honed physique, he's also deeply devoted to his parents (the fabulous Danza and Headly) and happiest when he's cleaning his flat. Gordon-Levitt wouldn't be the first actor you'd think of in this role, but he plays it perfectly, letting us see the little boy behind the tough-guy posturing and making us believe that he's fallen for the charms of this idealised woman (Johansson is simply hysterical).
Continue reading: Don Jon Review
The People's Choice Awards this year welcome back the usual suspects.
It’s that time of the year again – time for the most important awards of the season, the People’s Choice Awards (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) This year the favorites are easy to pick out from the crowd. The award show will be held in January and today was the day that the nominees were finally announced.
The super successful Katy Perry is the favorite in several musical categories.
In the world of TV, Glee is the favorite, with eight nominations, proving that nothing can keep this show down. That may or may not be a good thing. Meanwhile, Katy Perry seems to be the people’s favorite when it comes to music. The Roar singer has nabbed five nods. Coincidentally, that’s also Sandra Bullock’s number. The Gravity actress heads up the movie division.
Continue reading: Teen Choice Awards List Nominees Anounced: The Usual Suspects
Channing and co. are producing a burlesque docu-series for A&E.
Channing Tatum has apparently decided to follow the age-old wisdom and do what he knows – namely, a reality programme about a strip club. The as-of-yet-untitled project will be an hour-long docu-series, produced for A&E. According to Variety, it will be centered around Tatum heading into the New Orleans burlesque club Saints and Sinners, which Tatum opened with friend and biz partner Keith Kurtz in 2012.
Tatum is returning to his roots - more or less.
Tatum has plenty of experience in the biz, and he even began his dance career as a stripper, under a pseudonym.
Continue reading: A Burlesque Documentary By Channing Tatum - What Could Be Better?
Angelina Jolie is the top of the Forbes highest earning actresses list. Jolie has not been seen in a big-budget movie for three years so her position is slightly surprising. Also in the top five are: Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone.
Angelina Jolie returns to the top of the Forbes highest paid actress list after a three year break since her last big-budget movie.
Angelina Jolie at the London premiere of World War Z.
That's not to suggest Jolie has been lazing about, quite the contrary, she has written and directed her first film The Land of Blood and Honey; opted for a double mastectomy following the discovery she carries the BRCA1 gene and wrote a New York Times article on her operation.
The actor confirmed the production over Twitter.
There’s no denying the success of Magic Mike – for whatever reason, the film, which was made for just $7 million, out of Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh’s own pockets, went on to make $167 million internationally. After such an unexpected success, it seems natural that Tatum and Soderbergh would look to extend the Magic Mike brand – rumors are swirling of an upcoming sequel, but before that, Broadway seems like a perfect fit for the story.
Tatum funded the film out of his own pocket.
After all, the film already features a company of dancing men, not to mention lots and lots of costume changes. It’s practically a Broadway hit, waiting to be made. The only thing missing to turn this into a musical is the songs. Speaking of which, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of award-winning show Next to Normal, have been signed up to write the songs, while Glee’s very own Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been enlisted to pen the book.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum To Produce Broadway Adaptation Of Magic Mike
Finally, the "Magic Mike" musical is more than just a rumor.
We don’t tend to think of Magic Mike as high entertainment (actually, we rarely think of it at all,) but all that might be about to change with Channing Tatum’s announcement that the film will be adapted into a Broadway musical. In any case, hot male strippers singing and dancing live for a couple of hours? We would have absolutely no problem with the idea. Deadline was first to announce the news, also introducing the writing team - Next to Normal's Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will write the songs and Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will pen the script.
The new dad might stay behind the scnes for this one.
This project has been in the works for over a year now, with Channing Tatum hinting at a musical adaptation. And of course, the questions of whether he would actually appear onstage – because what’s Magic Mike without Channing Tatum – have been rampant. Tatum does have a producer’s credit on the show, but it doesn’t look likely that he himself will appear onstage.
Is Robert Downey really worth $75 million a year?
Robert Downey has obliterated the field in Forbes' annual list of the highest paid actors in the world, earning $75 million in just 12 months thanks to super-hits The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
Robert Downey Jr As Tony Stark in 'Iron Man 3'
Downey Jr didn't even feature in last year's list, though beat second place Channing Tatum by over $30 million in earnings for 2013. He also left the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington in his dust, begging the question: is a man once considered box-office poison by studios really worth the cash?
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes List: What Do You Get For $75 Million?
'Grown Ups 2' has beaten off 'Pacific Rim' in the US Weekend Box Office. 'Despicable Me 2' remains at No.1 for the second week since its release. New releases, due on 19th July, may alter the somewhat stagnant Box Office next week.
Grown Ups 2 has placed ahead of Pacific Rim in the US Weekend Box Office. Adam Sandler's comedy received highly critical reviews, in contrast with the mixed response Pacific Rim received.
Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro at the film's London Premiere.
Critics may have universally panned Adam Sandler's latest comedic contribution yet it's somehow managed to beat the other new release, Pacific Rim, in the US Weekend Box Office (12th-14th July). Despicable Me 2 topped the Box Office charts for the second week in a row.
Describing your wife as "completely sane" is one thing, but revealing she was also your ''sugar mama'' is something else entirely.
Channing Tatum's wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, apparently used to be his ''sugar mama''. The Tatums met one another on the set of 2006's 'Step Up' and recently had a daughter, Everly, together. Channing Tatum is now a bit of a household name, but back in the days when he was struggling to pay his rent, Jenna was there for him. This led him to believe that she was the woman he was destined to spend his life with.
The 33-year-old star of the upcoming 'White House Down' took part in an interview with 'Elle' website, saying: ''I was broke and I couldn't pay my half of the rent when we were first together. She was basically my sugar mama for six months.'' He also relayed the story of a holiday the two shared in Hawaii, which tested and strengthened their relationship in its early days.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum Discusses His ''Sugar Mama'' Wife
Disney's The Lone Ranger may struggle to recoup its $250 million budget.
Disney's big-budget The Lone Ranger may only earn $50 million at the box-office this weekend after getting crushed by Universal's Despicable Me 2 in the opening few days of the box-office. The Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig voiced family flick is tracking for a $35 million Wednesday, whereas The Lone Ranger should only take around $11 million.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Despicable Me 2 will prove to be a huge box office hit over the Fourth of July weekend, with strong reviews and the hugely popular Minions leading the promotional trail. Meanwhile, The Lone Ranger - with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer - is likely to take around $50 million, meaning it will need to do huge business internationally to recoup its mega budget of $250 million. Director Gore Verbinski and Depp reunited with Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Buckheimer, though the Hollywood A-lister's casting as Tonto appears to have been a misguided move and audiences appear underwhelmed with Hammer as the Ranger.
Continue reading: Oh Lonesome Me: The Lone Ranger Crushed Early At Box Office
'Monsters University' has remained at No.1 in the weekend box office. Responses to the two new releases: 'The Heat' and 'White House Down' have differed greatly. 'Superman: Man of Steel' remains stoically in the top 5.
Monsters University spent its second week at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office grossing $46.2 million. The sequel of Monsters Inc. follows the early, not so jovial, relationship of Sulley and Mike as they attend college. Monsters University includes some big names from the acting community including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Dame Helen Mirren.
Billy Crystal with ‘Mike Wazowski’, the character he voices in Monsters Inc. and Monsters University.
Disney Pixar’s animation has fended off competition from Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s cop comedy The Heat. The comedy has received favourable reviews and the weekend box office reflects this, grossing since its release on Friday $40 million.
Continue reading: 'Monsters University' Fends Off 'The Heat': Still No.1 In US Box Office
Channing Tatum has promised there will be a 'Magic Mike 2'. The actor has even suggested he may direct the movie.
Tatum is unsure if director Steven Soderburgh, who directed the first Magic Mike film, will be returning for the sequel. He said Soderburgh "really wants to be done directing movies". This has raised the possibility that Tatum could step into the director's shoes as well as starring. He said he would "shoot the sequel" despite being nervous about doing so.
Channing Tatum at the premiere of Magic Mike
Comedies don't get much more self-referential than this film, in which a bunch of old friends get together and play themselves facing a biblical-style apocalypse. But they also don't get much funnier. Writing partners Rogen and Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) move into directing with this super-charged bromance that finds surprising resonance amid a constant barrage of vulgarity, in-jokes and end-of-the-world mayhem.
Rogen also stars as himself, happy that his childhood friend Jay is coming to visit him in Los Angeles. Jay prefers to live at home in Canada, far from the plastic L.A. scene, so Seth sets aside the first day with video games and lots of weed. Then they head to James' house for a starry Hollywood party, during which a series of massive earthquakes kills off most of the A-list guests. Seth, Jay and James survive, along with Jonah, Craig and Danny, and as they set up camp in James' mansion, their friendships are strained. Mainly because Danny eats their supply of food, Jay wants to go home, and Jonah is simply too nice to be believed. Until he's possessed by an angry demon.
The blinding array of cameos gives the film's early scenes a terrific kick, as big stars hilariously spoof their public personas before meeting a variety of fiery ends. An especially spiky Watson gets a few extra scenes of her own, while Cera has the most fun as a diva obsessed with sex and drugs. And Tatum gets the most jaw-dropping moment. But it's our six heroes who hold the film together, and their camaraderie adds a surprising warmth, most notably in the central bromance between Rogen and Baruchel.
Continue reading: This Is The End Review
New Roland Emmerich political thriller White House Down gets released in the UK and USA tomorrow (28th June) but it is worth going to see?
After premiering on the 25th of June, Roland Emmerich's new movie White House Down is set for cinema release. The film stars Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) in a high-paced topical thriller. The director who brought you the White House's alien destruction in Independence Day is back to blow up the president's house once again - but this time it's terrorists.
White House Down: [L] Channing Tatum, [Middle] Maggie Gyllenhaal, [R] Jamie Foxx.
The film is led by Channing Tatum who plays divorced father and USCP officer John Cale who after being rejected from the secret service, tries to make it up to his idolizing young daughter by joining her on a tour of the White House. They picked the wrong day for sightseeing however, as terrorists begin to bomb the White House causing some serious devastation. It's now up to Cale to protect his daughter and President Sawyer (Foxx) as they try to escape.
Continue reading: White House Down: The Critics' Low-Down
'Magic Mike' star Channing Tatum is snapped leaving 'The Late Show With David Letterman' at CBS Studios in New York City. As he makes his way to his awaiting car, he poses for photos with some female fans.
A two part sequel to 'Independence Day' will be made by director Roland Emmerich. Fans may be disappointed to know that the star of the first film, Will Smith, is likely not to reprise his role.
Two Independence Day sequels have been scheduled to be released in July 2015 probably without the star of the first film, Will Smith. In an interview with the director of the upcoming film, Roland Emmerich (who directed Channing Tatum in White House Down), said Will Smith is "too expensive". He also said it was because Smith is "too much of a marquee name".
Director Roland Emmerich at the 10,000BC Premiere, L.A. in 2008
Emmerich directed the first Independence Day, in 1996. However, after 17 years Emmerich is aware he is not only catering for an audience who remember the first film but for those who "are new" to the concept. Hence if Smith were to appear in the upcoming sequel, comparisons will be too easily made. In many respects this could alienate (excuse the terrible pun) the new audience.
Continue reading: 'Independence Day' Sequel Will Go Ahead Without 'Expensive' Will Smith
Actor Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna have posted a picture of their baby daughter Everly on Facebook, in a move to prevent press intrusion.
In a week that has seen new parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sent out fake baby photos to keep the both the press and their avaricious "friends" away from their daughter North, Magic Mike actor Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have now taken steps to ensure that they're not hounded by paparazzi itching for the first snap of their daughter Everly. They decided to post their own family photo with baby Everly on Facebook. In a beautiful sunlit image, the couple are seen fondly cradling a rather adorable sleeping Everly. The couple met on the set of 2006's Step Up dance movie and began dating shortly afterwards.
Channing Tatum At The White House Down Premiere
In an explanation regarding their decision to introduve their daughter to the world themselves: "We didn't want to go through a tabloid - we just wanted to let it out so paparazzi would stop trying to hound us. You know, here it is, that's it. Now, let us be." The couple -both actors - were married in Hawaii in 2008 and Jenna gave birth to little Everly on 31st May 2013, with the first image of her released on 16th June (Father's Day).
Continue reading: Channing Tatum Posts Baby Pic Online To Ditch Paps
It's "Independence Day" all over again, except this time, the villains are local.
White House Down, Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx’s new action flick about, you guessed it, the White House falling hostage to terrorists, saw its world premiere yesterday (June 25). Tatum, Foxx and co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal came out in their best garb to walk the red carpet at the Ziegfield Theater in New York City. But while the stars were busy with premieres and promotional appearances, the critics were already hard at work penning reviews – from the scathing to the not-so-scathing, it isn’t looking too good for director Roland Emmerich’s latest stab at blockbuster success.
Jamie Foxx At The Premiere Of 'White House Down'
The Wrap’s Leah Rozen comes out with one main criticism for the film - it’s typical macho man fodder, exactly what you’d expect from Emmerich (who also directed Independence Day and 2012)” She is decidedly unimpressed with the story, which features Tatum as the accidental rescuer of the Commander and Chief himself (Foxx) while the two have to buddy up to escape The White House and eventually defeat the somewhat inexplicable terrorists. “It’s kind of fun, in a dopey way, for a while, but then it’s just noise and firepower and boys with their toys,” says Rozen, in what might be the kindest review of the film so far.
Seth Rogen reveals in an interview with 'The Vulture', that the end of 'This is The End' was changed to accommodate a "childhood dream".
Seth Rogen's comedy This Is The End did not use its intended ending. The script was changed in order to accommodate a cameo from 90's pop stars Backstreet Boys leading a sing-along dance to 'Everybody', their 1997 single.
Director and co-writer Evan Goldberg said the idea had come from an off-the-cuff suggestion from his wife on how to make the ending more interesting. Seth Rogen, who stars in the comedy, was determined to make the idea a reality.
The Backstreet Boys cameo was not exactly what the writers had planned as the original ending was meant to feature Morgan Freeman, reviving his role as God as in Bruce Almighty. Unfortunately the actor had no interest in participating in the project. Rogen was then adamant the Backstreet Boys should play a part especially, as he said in an interview with The Vulture, he is "the appropriate age" to remember when "Backstreet Boys were kings".
The Backstreet Boys are not the only celebrities to feature in this 'apocalyptic' comedy. In fact the whole film is one cameo appearance after the other. None of the actors are playing characters, merely portraying the public's perception of them.
Continue reading: Seth Rogen Reveals: 'This Is The End' Does Not Use Original Ending
Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in Theory of Everything directed by James Marsh
Les Misérables star, Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in a new biopic Theory of Everything directed by James Marsh, according Deadline.com Redmayne is currently filming Jupiter Ascending starring alongside Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. It is currently unknown who will play Hawking's first wife. Filming for Theory of Everything is scheduled to begin this autumn.
Stephen Hawking is the world's most famous and revered scientist. The brilliance and accessibility of his works - A Brief History of Time, Horizon and a collection of science books for children - have ensured Hawking has a place not only in academia but in popular culture.
However, Hawking is as well known for his disability as he is for his work. The world famous physicist was diagnosed, aged 21, with motor neuron disease. The illness, progressively worsening since Hawking's diagnosis in 1962, has confined Hawking to a wheelchair. He is unable to speak without a voice simulator. Despite all the difficulties Hawking faces he continues to teach at the University of Cambridge.
Continue reading: Eddie Redmayne To Play Stephen Hawking In New Biopic
Tatum gives us the lowdown on being a dad... already
As a new father, Channing Tatum is going to have to draw on his own experiences to put together his style of fatherhood; his own parents behaviours towards him, what he’s seen and read, and his own experience as a child growing up.
For Tatum, though, growing up and school were tainted with a problem that affects many children in America: medication. A young Channing performed better with the meds, but it still wasn’t working, as he explains in his interview with Vanity Fair. “I truly believe some people need medication,” he explained. “I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive. Dexedrine, Adderall. It’s like any other drug. It’s like coke, or crystal meth. The more you do, the less it works. For a time, it would work well.” Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum's newborn daughter is named Everly; they welcomed her into the world on May 31st. "Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Tatum, who was born on May 31 in London," read a statement.
Tatum’s family plans have been discussed in the media before, mainly by the Killer Mike star himself. He actually said, jokingly, that he wants 15 kids and a huge family, but that would probably mean getting a new wife, as Jenna might not be up for that kind of work load.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum On Having Children - "Some People Need Medication"
Jon Martello enjoys his routine lifestyle which involves working out, maintaining his apartment, driving a flash car, seeing his family, going to church, hanging with his boys, pulling pretty girls and, crucially, watching porn. The expectations he builds watching X-rated internet videos is a massive contribution to the fact that he doesn't have long lasting relationships with anyone, despite his friends nicknaming him Don Jon for his ability to take home a stunning woman whenever he likes. However, after setting eyes on a beautiful blonde at a club, he has more than just a one night stand on his mind and arranges to meet her for a date. When they appear to begin seeing each other regularly (to the delight of his grandchild-less mother) things seem to be going better for him than ever before; that is, until, she catches him enjoying his daily dose of obscene web action. Jon now realises he has a lot of lessons to learn if he wants to be with the woman of his dreams.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ('Looper', 'Lincoln', 'Inception', 'The Dark Knight Rises') stars in his directorial feature debut 'Don Jon' which also marks his first full-length screenplay. It's a comedy about a seemingly normal New Jersey guy who, though happy as he is at the present, could be slowly destroying his future. It will hit UK cinemas in the Autumn on November 15th 2013.
Fox has finally secured the rights to the Guys and Dolls remake, probably to the dismay of Harvey Weinstein.
20th Century Fox has landed the movie rights to Guys and Dolls, the classic movie starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando itself based on a successful musical, and will start the process of a remake potentially starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum, according to Deadline.com. A writer and director is yet to be announced, though Fox are keen to pin down its lead stars first.
The remake of the movie is big news in Hollywood, especially among acting circles, where the lead roles are considered the most sought after in the business. A few years it, Harvey Weinstein was close to getting the rights to the movie, with Chicago producers Craig Zadan and Neil Moron producing. Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and even Vin Diesel tossed their hats into the ring for the movie, though the widow of songwriter Frank Loesser didn't find the deal to her liking and declined to sign over the rights.
Now, she appears pretty happy for Fox to take on the story about rogue gamblers and gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s. Nathan Sinatra (Sinatra's role) has a town full of captive gamblers and wants to set up a floating crap game but requires the funds to do it. He bets his friend Sky Masterson (Brando) that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana. The role of the love interest will no doubt be the subject of a competitive casting process featuring many of Hollywood's top actresses.
Continue reading: Guys And Dolls Remake: Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Channing Tatum In Talks
As the US government comes under attack, it's up to Tatum to save the day
White House Down stars Channing Tatum as John Cale, a former USCP officer who is turned down for a job in the Secret Service but soon finds himself in a situation where he is unexpectedly forced to prove his mettle. As Cale takes his daughter Emily on a tour of the White House, in order to give her a day she’ll always remember, the government comes under attack from terrorists and the White House building is at the centre of the attacks.
Cale unwittingly finds himself responsible for ensuring the safety of the US President (President James Sawyer, played by Jamie Foxx), as well as making sure that his daughter comes to no harm as the building comes under attack from a series of bombings. His true abilities are soon to be recognised, that’s for sure. The trailer sees a series of news footage clips, detailing the attacks, inter-spliced with action shots of Channing trying to navigate his way around the building, protecting the President as he goes.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum On President-Saving Duty In White House Down (Trailer)
When USCP officer John Cale is turned down as he applies for a highly coveted role in the Secret Service, he is devastated but cannot find it in himself to disappoint his young daughter Emily who idolises him and his job. In a bid to give Emily an experience to remember, he takes her on a tour of the White House, but what started out as the most normal of days (if a little extra exciting for Emily) quickly becomes a situation of life and death when terrorist groups launch a series of bombs that hit the White House causing a shocking scene of devastation. John now finds himself with the responsibility of keeping his daughter safe from harm as well as protecting President James Sawyer along with the rest of his country. He may have lost out on becoming an official protector of the President, but he now faces a true test of his abilities that is unlikely to go unnoticed.
Continue: White House Down Trailer
By ignoring everything that made 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra a hugely entertaining guilty pleasure, the all-new writers and director of this sequel have made one of the most abrasively annoying action movies in recent memory. And even worse, they have indulged in exactly the same over-serious idiocy that the first film was gently lampooning. Instead, this is just a bombastic, incoherent, offensive mess.
Since the US President (Pryce) has been replaced by an evil doppelganger from the villainous Cobra organisation, he now sets about destroying his enemies, the elite G.I. Joe force. Led by Duke (Tatum), they're sent to collect some rogue nukes in Pakistan, and everything goes wrong. Now it's up to three off-the-grid Joes - meatlead leader Roadblock (Johnson), shy muscle-boy Flint (Cotrona) and tough-sexy Jaye (Palicki) - to stop Cobra's nefarious plan, whatever that might be. Their key opponents are Cobra goon Firefly (Stevenson) and ninja Storm Shadow (Lee), who's more complex than he looks. And the Joes have secret allies in Asian pals Jinx (Yung) and Snake Eyes (Park), as well as the original Joe himself (Willis).
The main problem here is that producer di Bonaventura forgot that it takes a lot of skill to make a stupid movie that's actually entertaining. Instead, this film is predictable and inane, with action scenes that stretch the limits even of stupid-movie plausibility (such as a ludicrous Spidey-style aerial battle in the Himalayas). And the fist-fights are impossible to see because they are confusingly directed, jarringly edited and then converted into unnecessary 3D. When everything explodes in every single chase scene, it becomes a bit boring really. And while there are gadgets everywhere, none of them are very cool.
Continue reading: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review
Thrillers don't get much more enjoyable than this one, which shifts cleverly from an issue-based drama to an intriguing mystery and finally into riotously camp mayhem. Over his career, Soderbergh has proven himself adept at all three approaches, and the way he and writer Burns morph from one to the other is so mercilessly entertaining that we can't help but smile. And the cast is having a great time playing along with them.
It starts as an expose of psychotropic drugs, as Emily (Mara) struggles with depression after her husband Martin (Tatum) is released following a four-year prison term for insider trading. Emily's therapist Dr Banks (Law) prescribes a series of anti-anxiety pills to help her, adjusting the medication until the side effects even out. But something still isn't right, and a fatal incident leads to a criminal trial. Meanwhile, Banks begins his own investigation into the case, consulting Emily's previous therapist (Zeta-Jones). But the fallout from all of this is threatening both his career and his marriage to Dierdre (Shaw).
Soderbergh gives the film a seductive tone that's irresistible, with his own gleaming cinematography and witty editing, plus a teasing Thomas Newman score. This allows the actors to create layered characters who can constantly surprise us along the way. Law holds our sympathies as a desperate man trying against all odds to get his life back, while Zeta-Jones is icy and dismissive until her character takes a lively turn about halfway in. But it's Mara who's the real revelation in a tricky role. As Emily's world seems to shift and collapse around her, she reveals an astonishing array of emotions and intentions.
Continue reading: Side Effects Review
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were spotted looking chilled out and relaxed as they took their dogs around Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 15. The pair announced last month that they were expecting their first child, and with Tatum set to see four films with him hitting cinemas this year, they were clearly trying to make the most of their alone time together before the actors gets caught up in endless promotion and filming schedules.
Apparently Channing Tatum has hung up the cop uniform and sparkly underwear and he couldn’t be happier about his new job as daddy-to-be.
The Magic Mike actor posted a picture of himself with pregnant wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum on his WhoSay page last week and it caused a collective “awwww” to erupt all over the internet. The picture shows him with his arms wrapped around Jenna and is captioned simply “Merry Christmas”. They’re wearing matching hats too, in case you were wondering. It really couldn’t get any cuter.
There are still no official pictures of Jenna and her baby bump, but even the candid shots are enough to set the gossip-sphere abuzz. Everybody loves a new Hollywood baby, after all and the 32-year-old actor and his wife are currently expecting their first child. They were both glowing in the setting of their newly opened New Orleans bar “Saints and Sinners”, which opened on Oct 8, according to E!Online. With so much success in 2012, there can be no doubt that the family is having a very merry holiday season and will be ushering the New Year in style. Looks like everything is coming up roses for the Tatums. We here at Contact Music would like to wish Channing, Jenna, and the future baby all the best in 2013.
The end of the year never fails to spark numerous lists about our favourite celebrities and all the best and worst things they're known for over the past 12 months, top twenty celebrity melt downs, top 5 weddings, top 50 breakups, most scandalous, most attractive, least lucrative, and the list of lists goes on. But Do Something has compiled a list of the most charitable celebrities, so it really is one worth checking out.
Here's a quick run down:
20. Drew Bees
19. Sofia Vergara
18. Olivia Munn
17. Carrie Underwood
16. Demi Lovato
15. Ryan Seacrest
14. Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield
13. Ben Affleck
12. George Takei
11. Jay Z and Beyonce
10. Ian Somerhalder
9. Selena Gomez
8. Lebron James
6. Robin Roberts
5. Justin Bieber
4. Lady GaGa
3. Channing Tatum
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Taylor Swift
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting a baby! People magazine – who recently voted Channing the Sexiest man Alive – broke the news yesterday (December 17, 2012), after the couple’s rep confirmed they “are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year.” It’s no great surprise, as Channing revealed to the magazine fairly recently that both he and Jenna felt ready to start a family. “I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” said Channing when it came to baby talk. When he was asked how big he wanted their brood to be, he said “The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that."
Jenna spoke to Billy Bush and Scott Wolf on Access Hollywood Live recently and was coy when it came to the subject of babies. “We want a family, we definitely want a family. Whenever it’s meant to be… whenever divine intervention comes along and creates that to happen, it will be happening.” Not giving much away there, then!
Channing and Jenna met on the set of the 2006 movie Step Up. They’re both 32 years old and married in 2009; now the couple are preparing to bring their first child into the world.
The Peoples Choice Awards give the general public a chance to decide whose acceptance speech they want to hear. Gone are the stuffy critics and 'experts' who normally plump for how good a film, or concentrate on someone's artistic integrity when making award decisions; in are the general public, who like wardrobe malfunctions and when people treat each other awfully.
So who's up for public recognition of the entertainment kind? Perhaps one of the biggest categories is 'favourite movie actor', in which Channing Tatum, Johnny Depp, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Will Smith are all in the running. We think Channing will receive the nod because of his recent Sexiest Man Alive award, but we hope Joseph Gordon-Levitt will win, because of his excellent work in Looper. On a more light-hearted note, the people will have Jane Lynch, Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara and Zooey Deschanel to choose from in the best comedy actress category. We think Kayley Cuoco will win despite being under pressure from Deschanel in her kooky New Girl role. The Big Bang Theory's clout should prevail, though.
The film portion of the night features a list of blockbusters, and is 80% comprised of movies beginning with 'the'; people like stuff with 'the' stuck on. The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman are fighting it out. We hope Snow White wins. We won't tell you why. Catch the awards live on CBS, January 9th, 2012.
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