Samuel L Jackson Thriller Unseats Coens At Us Box Office

by | 22 September 2008

Samuel L Jackson's new film Lakeview Terrace has knocked the Coen brothers off the top of the US box office charts.

Burn After Reading, the Oscar-winning duo's new comedy-drama, had debuted at number one last week but has been demoted to second after Lakeview Terrace took $15.6 million (£8.5 million) in its first weekend on release.

Jackson stars as an LAPD officer who disapproves of the interracial relationship of his next-door neighbours (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington).

My Best Friend's Girl, a romantic comedy starring Dane Cook and Kate Hudson, opened at number three with animated children's film Igor debuting at number four.

Ghost Town, a new comedy starring Ricky Gervais as a dentist who dies only to be revived with the power to see the dead, took eighth place with $5.2 million (£2.8 million) after its first three days at US cinemas.

Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracking firm Media By numbers, said late September was typically a "slowdown period" for movie grosses.

"The bar has definitely been lowered in terms of what movies are making," he added.

The top ten films at the US box office are: (last week's position)

1 Lakeview Terrace (-)
2 Burn After Reading (1)
3 My Best Friend's Girl (-)
4 Igor (-)
5 Righteous Kill (3)
6 The Family That Preys (2)
7 The Women (4)
8 Ghost Town (-)
9 The Dark Knight (7)
10 The House Bunny (6)


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Marvel's Comic-Con Panel Was Packed With "Ultron" Stars And "Guardians" Footage 4302891 News

No one is surprised that Marvel had big things prepared for their Comic-Con panel, after all it’s the biggest industry event of the year. Those, who missed out on a seat in Hall H, however, won’t have to wait long for the recaps and news leaks to start pouring in, not including (unfortunately) the long awaited announcement of the actor cast to play Dr. Strange in the upcoming film, HitFix reports.

Robert Downey Jr.
RDJ won't be the (only) star of the show this time.

The panel, which featured the longest superhero lineup of any event ever (we’re guessing here) included Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), James Spader, who will be introduced as Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Josh Brolin, who was announced as the voice of Thanos. And breathe.

More: Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot Appears To Be Cast Favourite After Q&A

Beyond the lineup, however, the panel didn’t fulfil too many fan expectations. While predictions claimed that the talk would be more Guardians and Dr. Strange-oriented, there were no announcements made about the latter (tell us who it is, Marvel!) As for Guardians, the movie is such a hit even before its release, that the studio has made a blind gamble and green-lit a sequel already! Yay… maybe.

Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's release schedule is getting increasingly ambitious, with a second Guardians announced before the first one's release.

The main focus, as you can probably tell from the lineup, was Age of Ultron and the studio did not disappoint on that front, with a bunch of new footage from the 2015 movie. This time around, the stars explained, the focus would be placed more on the new and previously ignored superheroes, rather than The Big Three and, let’s be honest for a second, Downey’s character.

"It keeps getting better," Downey said. "This is the longest bench of talent I've ever been apart of and we have a really good movie coming out for you next year." He also added, perhaps looking for some sympathy, "I've become a little less significant every time, which is fine because they are just so damn good."

More: New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer: What We Noticed

 

So… err…. that’s cool, probably. Expect the footage to make its way online in the coming days and weeks, as we near Guardians release day.

Watch the Guardians trailer below.
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No one is surprised that Marvel had big things prepared for their Comic-Con panel, after all it’s the biggest industry event of the year. Those, who missed out on a seat in Hall H, however, won’t have to wait long for the recaps and news leaks to start pouring in, not including (unfortunately) the long awaited announcement of the actor cast to play Dr. Strange in the upcoming film, HitFix reports.

Robert Downey Jr.
RDJ won't be the (only) star of the show this time.

The panel, which featured the longest superhero lineup of any event ever (we’re guessing here) included Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), James Spader, who will be introduced as Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Josh Brolin, who was announced as the voice of Thanos. And breathe.

More: Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot Appears To Be Cast Favourite After Q&A

Beyond the lineup, however, the panel didn’t fulfil too many fan expectations. While predictions claimed that the talk would be more Guardians and Dr. Strange-oriented, there were no announcements made about the latter (tell us who it is, Marvel!) As for Guardians, the movie is such a hit even before its release, that the studio has made a blind gamble and green-lit a sequel already! Yay… maybe.

Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's release schedule is getting increasingly ambitious, with a second Guardians announced before the first one's release.

The main focus, as you can probably tell from the lineup, was Age of Ultron and the studio did not disappoint on that front, with a bunch of new footage from the 2015 movie. This time around, the stars explained, the focus would be placed more on the new and previously ignored superheroes, rather than The Big Three and, let’s be honest for a second, Downey’s character.

"It keeps getting better," Downey said. "This is the longest bench of talent I've ever been apart of and we have a really good movie coming out for you next year." He also added, perhaps looking for some sympathy, "I've become a little less significant every time, which is fine because they are just so damn good."

More: New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer: What We Noticed

 

So… err…. that’s cool, probably. Expect the footage to make its way online in the coming days and weeks, as we near Guardians release day.

Watch the Guardians trailer below.
4247107-0;noautoplay; Guardians Of The Galaxy - International Trailer - 16.07.2014 17:23:05

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Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures] 4275521 News

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world attended with Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman representing Australia, Samuel L Jackson and Bradley Cooper from the US and, of course, an assortment of famous British faces. Nowhere were more celebrity faces present than at the Men's final on Sunday (6th July). 

David and Victoria BeckhamDavid and Victoria Beckham at the Men's Final on Sunday (6th July).

Read More: Hugh Jackman And David Beckham Witness Djokovic's Wimbledon Win.

The Men's final on Sunday (6th July) always draws huge crowds and celebrity doubles cropped up throughout Centre Court including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince and Kate Middleton. The couple sat in the Royal box and watched as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled it out for the championship. Yet throughout the crowd other couples watched including Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, David and Victoria Beckham and Keira Knightley and James Righton. 

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper also watched the match.

The match was an incredible one and will surely go down in history as one of the best, albeit unsuccessful comebacks, in tennis. Djokovic was merely two points away winning the championship during the third set when Federer battled his way back. Unfortunately for the much beloved Swiss player it wasn't meant to be, and Djokovic took home the trophy. 

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa PatakyChris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky looked adorable as they watched the match together.

The crowd's reaction was certainly appalling and it was as if Djokovic was playing against the crowd as much as against Federer. The crowd were overwhelmingly in support of Federer and vocally demonstrated their bias. But, the celebrities in the crowd were considerably more polite and kept their preference well hidden. 

Samuel L Jackson and Sofia David at WimbledonSamuel L Jackson and his close friend Sofia Davis.

Actor Samuel L Jackson attended the match alongside his close friend and publicist, Sofia Davis. 65-year-old Jackson has been spending a great deal of time in the UK promoting awareness for Davis' charity, One For The Boys, which aims to promote awareness for men's cancers and encourage men to discuss their health issues. He recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show alongside actress Keira Knightley, who was also at the Wimbledon final alongside her husband, Klaxon's band member James Righton. 

Keira Knightley and James RightonKeira Knightley and husband James Righton.

Chris Hemsworth and his wife of three years, actress Elsa Pataky, also attended the final and looked adorable with Hemsworth's arm wrapped around his broadly smiling wife. Another acting couple, and Hemsworth's fellow Australians, Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee were also present at the sporting event. Jackman looked unrecognisable with his head shaved, sporting a distinctive black moustache and goatee. 

See More Pictures From Wimbledon 2014.

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Hugh Jackman, almost unrecognisable, with his wife Deborra Lee Furness.

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world attended with Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman representing Australia, Samuel L Jackson and Bradley Cooper from the US and, of course, an assortment of famous British faces. Nowhere were more celebrity faces present than at the Men's final on Sunday (6th July). 

David and Victoria BeckhamDavid and Victoria Beckham at the Men's Final on Sunday (6th July).

Read More: Hugh Jackman And David Beckham Witness Djokovic's Wimbledon Win.

The Men's final on Sunday (6th July) always draws huge crowds and celebrity doubles cropped up throughout Centre Court including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince and Kate Middleton. The couple sat in the Royal box and watched as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled it out for the championship. Yet throughout the crowd other couples watched including Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, David and Victoria Beckham and Keira Knightley and James Righton. 

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper also watched the match.

The match was an incredible one and will surely go down in history as one of the best, albeit unsuccessful comebacks, in tennis. Djokovic was merely two points away winning the championship during the third set when Federer battled his way back. Unfortunately for the much beloved Swiss player it wasn't meant to be, and Djokovic took home the trophy. 

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa PatakyChris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky looked adorable as they watched the match together.

The crowd's reaction was certainly appalling and it was as if Djokovic was playing against the crowd as much as against Federer. The crowd were overwhelmingly in support of Federer and vocally demonstrated their bias. But, the celebrities in the crowd were considerably more polite and kept their preference well hidden. 

Samuel L Jackson and Sofia David at WimbledonSamuel L Jackson and his close friend Sofia Davis.

Actor Samuel L Jackson attended the match alongside his close friend and publicist, Sofia Davis. 65-year-old Jackson has been spending a great deal of time in the UK promoting awareness for Davis' charity, One For The Boys, which aims to promote awareness for men's cancers and encourage men to discuss their health issues. He recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show alongside actress Keira Knightley, who was also at the Wimbledon final alongside her husband, Klaxon's band member James Righton. 

Keira Knightley and James RightonKeira Knightley and husband James Righton.

Chris Hemsworth and his wife of three years, actress Elsa Pataky, also attended the final and looked adorable with Hemsworth's arm wrapped around his broadly smiling wife. Another acting couple, and Hemsworth's fellow Australians, Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee were also present at the sporting event. Jackman looked unrecognisable with his head shaved, sporting a distinctive black moustache and goatee. 

See More Pictures From Wimbledon 2014.

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Hugh Jackman, almost unrecognisable, with his wife Deborra Lee Furness.

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Why Samuel L. Jackson Might Still Appear in Star Wars Episode VII 4248105 News

Many publications have put the news out that Samuel L. Jackson – who played Mace Windu in the last (first) three Star Wars movies – is too busy to make a return to the franchise.

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson wearing whatever he wants to wear

But by the simple act of reading the quotes, one can ascertain the truth: Sam Jackson has said he hasn’t received a call yet, and that if he doesn’t get the call, he has stuff that he can be getting on with anyway. Key words there: yet, if and can.

More: Samuel L. Jackson Appalled At Harrison Ford Breaking Ankle On 'Stars Episode VII' Set

Take a look for yourself. When asked if he wanted a part in the new trilogy, Jackson replied, “No, not really – I thought I did and it would’ve been interesting. But if I don’t get the call, I have so many things going on that I can do. Hopefully that new era of Star Wars films will be as popular as the ones that we did and the ones that were done before.”

Star Wars Episode VII is in the throws if production right now, and while it’s certainly unlikely that Jackson will be making a return to the franchise, his comments on Lorraine don’t confirm one thing or another. 

More: Samuel L. Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'

What’s more, we certainly know Jackson is fond of his time on the sci-fi movies. Back in 2012 he suggested he’d come back as anything just to be a part of the new adventure. 

“I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that’s still around that didn’t actually die. [I could] be a ghost hologram. I don’t care. I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won’t because I’ve been in three of them.”

Many publications have put the news out that Samuel L. Jackson – who played Mace Windu in the last (first) three Star Wars movies – is too busy to make a return to the franchise.

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson wearing whatever he wants to wear

But by the simple act of reading the quotes, one can ascertain the truth: Sam Jackson has said he hasn’t received a call yet, and that if he doesn’t get the call, he has stuff that he can be getting on with anyway. Key words there: yet, if and can.

More: Samuel L. Jackson Appalled At Harrison Ford Breaking Ankle On 'Stars Episode VII' Set

Take a look for yourself. When asked if he wanted a part in the new trilogy, Jackson replied, “No, not really – I thought I did and it would’ve been interesting. But if I don’t get the call, I have so many things going on that I can do. Hopefully that new era of Star Wars films will be as popular as the ones that we did and the ones that were done before.”

Star Wars Episode VII is in the throws if production right now, and while it’s certainly unlikely that Jackson will be making a return to the franchise, his comments on Lorraine don’t confirm one thing or another. 

More: Samuel L. Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'

What’s more, we certainly know Jackson is fond of his time on the sci-fi movies. Back in 2012 he suggested he’d come back as anything just to be a part of the new adventure. 

“I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that’s still around that didn’t actually die. [I could] be a ghost hologram. I don’t care. I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won’t because I’ve been in three of them.”

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Samuel L. Jackson Appalled At Harrison Ford Breaking Ankle On 'Stars Episode VII' Set 4246552 News

Samuel L. Jackson was shocked to hear about Harrison Ford injuring his ankle while filming 'Star Wars Episode VII' last week.

The 71 year-old's ankle broke while he was shooting in the U.K. when a spaceship fell onto his leg. Ironically it was his characters' own ship's hydraulic door, from the famed Millennium Falcon, that caused the damage.

Jackson, who appeared in the 'Star Wars' franchise as Mace Windu for the first three episodes, couldn't believe the severity of Ford's injury and insisted that it wouldn't have been his fault.

While appearing on ITV's 'Lorraine' on Monday (June 16th), the 65 year-old actor said, "I'm sure it wasn't because he wanted to or it was something he was doing."

Adding, "I'm sure something went terribly awry if that happened because most times insurance companies don't like us doing those things!"

The injury, which occurred on June 12th at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, may side-line Ford for up to 6 to 8 weeks, which will most likely disrupt the filming schedule for director J.J. Abrams.

MORE: Harrison Ford's Son Fears Dad Will Need A Plate And Screws Fixed To His Ankle

Meanwhile, when asked about returning to play the Jedi role, Jackson admitted that he is just too busy at the moment, but he also noted that this character was killed off in 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,' so could he have even returned?

MORE: Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'

Responding to a question that asked if he would be interested in joining the latest instalment, the 'Pulp Fiction' actor said, "No, not really - I thought I did and it would've been interesting but if I don't get the call, I have so many things going on that I can do and hopefully that new era of 'Star Wars' films will be as popular as the ones that we did and the ones that were done before."

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Ford injured his ankle while filming 'Star Wars Episode VII' 

Samuel L. Jackson was shocked to hear about Harrison Ford injuring his ankle while filming 'Star Wars Episode VII' last week.

The 71 year-old's ankle broke while he was shooting in the U.K. when a spaceship fell onto his leg. Ironically it was his characters' own ship's hydraulic door, from the famed Millennium Falcon, that caused the damage.

Jackson, who appeared in the 'Star Wars' franchise as Mace Windu for the first three episodes, couldn't believe the severity of Ford's injury and insisted that it wouldn't have been his fault.

While appearing on ITV's 'Lorraine' on Monday (June 16th), the 65 year-old actor said, "I'm sure it wasn't because he wanted to or it was something he was doing."

Adding, "I'm sure something went terribly awry if that happened because most times insurance companies don't like us doing those things!"

The injury, which occurred on June 12th at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, may side-line Ford for up to 6 to 8 weeks, which will most likely disrupt the filming schedule for director J.J. Abrams.

MORE: Harrison Ford's Son Fears Dad Will Need A Plate And Screws Fixed To His Ankle

Meanwhile, when asked about returning to play the Jedi role, Jackson admitted that he is just too busy at the moment, but he also noted that this character was killed off in 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,' so could he have even returned?

MORE: Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'

Responding to a question that asked if he would be interested in joining the latest instalment, the 'Pulp Fiction' actor said, "No, not really - I thought I did and it would've been interesting but if I don't get the call, I have so many things going on that I can do and hopefully that new era of 'Star Wars' films will be as popular as the ones that we did and the ones that were done before."

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Ford injured his ankle while filming 'Star Wars Episode VII' 

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Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show' 4245940 News

Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.

Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.

Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer. 

Read More: Keira Knightley Poses As Britney Spears For Confused Fans.

He described the differences between men and women when it came to health issues and recounted a discussion he had with Davis. Jackson said "She [Davis] discovered, and I discovered too, that we had all these guy friends who had symptoms they never or barely ever talked about. She asked me if I ever talked to my friends about bumps or lumps, because women discuss that stuff amongst themselves all the time. And I said no, with guys, you just get hurt and you deal with it."

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Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction at Cannes.

The cast of Pulp Fiction recently reunited at the Cannes Film Festival in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its premiere. Director and writer Quentin Tarantino took to the red carpet to perform the infamous Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest which saw Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance to Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell'.  Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic has the most memorable lines including a discussion about burgers with Travolta and, of course, his famous Ezekiel speech!

In case you want to memorise the speech yourself, here it is:

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."

Watch Samuel L Jackson Recite Ezekiel 25:17 On The Graham Norton Show.

Graham NortonSamuel Jackson joined Graham Norton and Keira Knightley on the show.

Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.

Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.

Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer. 

Read More: Keira Knightley Poses As Britney Spears For Confused Fans.

He described the differences between men and women when it came to health issues and recounted a discussion he had with Davis. Jackson said "She [Davis] discovered, and I discovered too, that we had all these guy friends who had symptoms they never or barely ever talked about. She asked me if I ever talked to my friends about bumps or lumps, because women discuss that stuff amongst themselves all the time. And I said no, with guys, you just get hurt and you deal with it."

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction at Cannes.

The cast of Pulp Fiction recently reunited at the Cannes Film Festival in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its premiere. Director and writer Quentin Tarantino took to the red carpet to perform the infamous Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest which saw Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance to Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell'.  Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic has the most memorable lines including a discussion about burgers with Travolta and, of course, his famous Ezekiel speech!

In case you want to memorise the speech yourself, here it is:

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."

Watch Samuel L Jackson Recite Ezekiel 25:17 On The Graham Norton Show.

Graham NortonSamuel Jackson joined Graham Norton and Keira Knightley on the show.

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Super Exciting Musical News: More A-Listers Added To The Tonys 2014 Line-Up 4234423 News

Tony’s, Tony’s, Tonyyyy’s! Cue life affirming musical montage.It’s almost time for the 2014 Tony Awards! Has it been that long since last year’s? Well, yes. This year’s lineup looks mega promising, so here’s a little rundown of what to expect tonght.

Hugh Jackman
A decade after his first time hosting, Hugh Jackman returns to fill some big shoes.

This year’s host is Hugh Jackman and while we’ll miss NPH, that beacon of Tony excellence, as a host (don’t worry, he’s still dropping by to perform with the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Itch), Mr. Jackson’s past appearances at the awards are no less a thing to behold. Example:

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The X-Men star hasn't hosted the award show since his first time in 2004, so we're hoping he has a lot of pent up musical energy. 

More: Tony Awards 2014: What We Know About The Award Ceremony So Far

Then there’s the full show lineup, which was just expanded this Saturday to include Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson. Yes, confirmed, we are very much into all of this.

More: Hugh Jackman Is Nervous And Excited About Hosting The Tony Awards

Per Broadway World, the night will also include performances by  2014 Tony nominee Sutton Foster with the cast of Violet, Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role in a performance from the revival of Cabaret, and 2014 Tony nominee Idina Menzel – please resist the urge to make an Adele Dazeem joke - performing a song from the new musical If/Then.

The award show will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on CBS.

Watch Hugh Jackman at the premiere of his last musical, the film adaptation of Les Mis.

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Tony’s, Tony’s, Tonyyyy’s! Cue life affirming musical montage.It’s almost time for the 2014 Tony Awards! Has it been that long since last year’s? Well, yes. This year’s lineup looks mega promising, so here’s a little rundown of what to expect tonght.

Hugh Jackman
A decade after his first time hosting, Hugh Jackman returns to fill some big shoes.

This year’s host is Hugh Jackman and while we’ll miss NPH, that beacon of Tony excellence, as a host (don’t worry, he’s still dropping by to perform with the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Itch), Mr. Jackson’s past appearances at the awards are no less a thing to behold. Example:

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RL4mx1SzUnU?autoplay=0;autohide=0;HD=0;rel=0;showinfo=0;controls=0;border=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The X-Men star hasn't hosted the award show since his first time in 2004, so we're hoping he has a lot of pent up musical energy. 

More: Tony Awards 2014: What We Know About The Award Ceremony So Far

Then there’s the full show lineup, which was just expanded this Saturday to include Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson. Yes, confirmed, we are very much into all of this.

More: Hugh Jackman Is Nervous And Excited About Hosting The Tony Awards

Per Broadway World, the night will also include performances by  2014 Tony nominee Sutton Foster with the cast of Violet, Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role in a performance from the revival of Cabaret, and 2014 Tony nominee Idina Menzel – please resist the urge to make an Adele Dazeem joke - performing a song from the new musical If/Then.

The award show will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on CBS.

Watch Hugh Jackman at the premiere of his last musical, the film adaptation of Les Mis.

3416255-0;noautoplay; Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman And Others At 'Les Miserables' NY Premiere - 31.05.2013 10:24:48

8th June 2014
Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight: Who's Playing Who? 4222025 News

Quentin Tarantino recently hosted a live read through of the screenplay for his latest film The Hateful Eight, which by many accounts heralds in a return to the earlier work in the oeuvre of the claustrophobic Reservoir Dogs rather than the grand-scale theatrics of such recent work as Django Unchained.

Tarantino Gives SpeechThe filmmaker has been elusive about whether The Hateful Eight would ever get made.

The read through itself came as a response to the actions of alternative news website Gawker, who published a link to an online copy of Tarantino’s screenplay for the film. Suitably enraged, the pop-culture infatuated auteur not only sued the website but also threatened to postpone the film indefinitely. Thankfully, Tarantino’s rational irritation has subsided, and his official read through also saw the first reveal of the film’s impressive cast in the hope of offsetting a host of rumours and hear-say surrounding the film.

The film will carry on from the period piece of Django Unchained, where the lawlessness of an emerging American frontier provides the ideal backdrop to Tarantino’s customary cascade of arbitrary violence, casual racism and increasingly elaborate and highly stylised death scenes.

It will come as no surprise that long-time collaborator Samuel L Jackson will once again step into the fray alongside Kurt Russell, who previously starred in Tarantino project Death Proof and was due to play a role in Django Unchained before being replaced by Walton Goggins, who also has a part in The Hateful Eight.

Russell will play a brutal and sadistic bounty hunter named The Hangman, who always brings his victims alive before the executioner. Jackson also takes the role of a particularly bloodthirsty ex-Union Army officer who has now decided a career in bounty hunting is a more edifying and rewarding occupation. Amber Tamblyn, also of Django Unchained fame undertakes a role as a supremely racist partner to Russell’s bounty hunter whilst yet another Django actor, James Remar, who found fame in the cult film The Warriors, has been cast as an elderly Confederate general. Tim Roth, another previous Pulp Fiction alumni, is saved from trying to force an English accent by playing an English executioner.

Tarantino To Begin Filming The Hateful Eight In November. Read The Full Report Here

The story itself is a masterclass in mutual distrust and casual murder full to the brim with expletives and with a very high body count where the rough "North" and "South" divide of the American Civil War is re-enacted in microcosm within the confines of the small town of Red Rock. Many members of the cast are culled and only a few are left standing at the film’s bloody conclusion. The film will is reportedly due to start shooting in November, although details remain few and far between. If it does indeed move towards production it will be a studious continuation of Tarantino’s post-modern pastiche and homage to past cinematic masters. Expect blood, bodies and a hell of a lot of swearing.

Quentin Tarantino recently hosted a live read through of the screenplay for his latest film The Hateful Eight, which by many accounts heralds in a return to the earlier work in the oeuvre of the claustrophobic Reservoir Dogs rather than the grand-scale theatrics of such recent work as Django Unchained.

Tarantino Gives SpeechThe filmmaker has been elusive about whether The Hateful Eight would ever get made.

The read through itself came as a response to the actions of alternative news website Gawker, who published a link to an online copy of Tarantino’s screenplay for the film. Suitably enraged, the pop-culture infatuated auteur not only sued the website but also threatened to postpone the film indefinitely. Thankfully, Tarantino’s rational irritation has subsided, and his official read through also saw the first reveal of the film’s impressive cast in the hope of offsetting a host of rumours and hear-say surrounding the film.

The film will carry on from the period piece of Django Unchained, where the lawlessness of an emerging American frontier provides the ideal backdrop to Tarantino’s customary cascade of arbitrary violence, casual racism and increasingly elaborate and highly stylised death scenes.

It will come as no surprise that long-time collaborator Samuel L Jackson will once again step into the fray alongside Kurt Russell, who previously starred in Tarantino project Death Proof and was due to play a role in Django Unchained before being replaced by Walton Goggins, who also has a part in The Hateful Eight.

Russell will play a brutal and sadistic bounty hunter named The Hangman, who always brings his victims alive before the executioner. Jackson also takes the role of a particularly bloodthirsty ex-Union Army officer who has now decided a career in bounty hunting is a more edifying and rewarding occupation. Amber Tamblyn, also of Django Unchained fame undertakes a role as a supremely racist partner to Russell’s bounty hunter whilst yet another Django actor, James Remar, who found fame in the cult film The Warriors, has been cast as an elderly Confederate general. Tim Roth, another previous Pulp Fiction alumni, is saved from trying to force an English accent by playing an English executioner.

Tarantino To Begin Filming The Hateful Eight In November. Read The Full Report Here

The story itself is a masterclass in mutual distrust and casual murder full to the brim with expletives and with a very high body count where the rough "North" and "South" divide of the American Civil War is re-enacted in microcosm within the confines of the small town of Red Rock. Many members of the cast are culled and only a few are left standing at the film’s bloody conclusion. The film will is reportedly due to start shooting in November, although details remain few and far between. If it does indeed move towards production it will be a studious continuation of Tarantino’s post-modern pastiche and homage to past cinematic masters. Expect blood, bodies and a hell of a lot of swearing.

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After all the Whining, Quentin Tarantino Will Shoot 'The Hateful Eight' 4217804 News

It seems as though Quentin Tarantino's dispute with Gawker hasn't put him off shooting The Hateful Eight, with sources confirming the cameras will roll in November. Insiders tell Showbiz411 that the cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen will gather to begin filming in Wyoming.

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino Is Shooting 'The Hatful Eight'

All three of those actors took part in a recent live-reading of the now infamous "leaked" script, alongside Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walt Goggins and Zoe Bell. Tarantino's close collaborator Christoph Waltz is not involved in the project, despite his award winning performances in Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.

Earlier this week, Tarantino said he'd "calmed down" after the shock of the leak and his subsequent lawsuit against Gawker - who provided visitors with a link to the screenplay but did not host the document itself. He confirmed he would be doing his second rewrite of the movie shortly, and that a third would follow.

More: Tarantino at Cannes 2014 - what we learned

Those who coughed up $200 for tickets to the live-read - in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's film programme - described The Hateful Eight as a tense stage play more in common with Tarantino's early work. John Patterson of The Guardian said:

"What we see tonight is more reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs than of Tarantino's more sprawling recent work: two locations, both claustrophobic and teeming with mutual suspicion and recrimination, with much occurring off-screen or in flashback. Tarantino opens with a lengthy sequence in a stagecoach as it tries to beat an incoming blizzard to the nearest shelter, Minnie's Haberdashery. On board are John Ruth (Russell), a brutal bounty hunter nicknamed The Hangman because he brings them in alive to the executioner, and his racist, foul-mouthed charge Daisy (Tamblyn, excellent), a woman whose crimes are for now withheld, but whose vileness and venom are instantly evident (John Ruth enjoys punching her in the face - a lot)."

Wyoming was also the setting for some scenes of Tarantino's last movie Django Unchained.

Uma Thurman Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino shows his moves at Cannes

It seems as though Quentin Tarantino's dispute with Gawker hasn't put him off shooting The Hateful Eight, with sources confirming the cameras will roll in November. Insiders tell Showbiz411 that the cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen will gather to begin filming in Wyoming.

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino Is Shooting 'The Hatful Eight'

All three of those actors took part in a recent live-reading of the now infamous "leaked" script, alongside Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walt Goggins and Zoe Bell. Tarantino's close collaborator Christoph Waltz is not involved in the project, despite his award winning performances in Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.

Earlier this week, Tarantino said he'd "calmed down" after the shock of the leak and his subsequent lawsuit against Gawker - who provided visitors with a link to the screenplay but did not host the document itself. He confirmed he would be doing his second rewrite of the movie shortly, and that a third would follow.

More: Tarantino at Cannes 2014 - what we learned

Those who coughed up $200 for tickets to the live-read - in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's film programme - described The Hateful Eight as a tense stage play more in common with Tarantino's early work. John Patterson of The Guardian said:

"What we see tonight is more reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs than of Tarantino's more sprawling recent work: two locations, both claustrophobic and teeming with mutual suspicion and recrimination, with much occurring off-screen or in flashback. Tarantino opens with a lengthy sequence in a stagecoach as it tries to beat an incoming blizzard to the nearest shelter, Minnie's Haberdashery. On board are John Ruth (Russell), a brutal bounty hunter nicknamed The Hangman because he brings them in alive to the executioner, and his racist, foul-mouthed charge Daisy (Tamblyn, excellent), a woman whose crimes are for now withheld, but whose vileness and venom are instantly evident (John Ruth enjoys punching her in the face - a lot)."

Wyoming was also the setting for some scenes of Tarantino's last movie Django Unchained.

Uma Thurman Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino shows his moves at Cannes

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Kingsman: The Secret Service 4209104 Videos 22nd May 2014

A young teen with an incredible IQ and first-rate academic performance takes the wrong path in life by getting involved in drugs and petty crime. He is caught by police during one dramatic car chase but is released unexpectedly by Secret Service agent Uncle Jack. Jack sees a lot of potential in the kid and introduces him to the world of International Intelligence. Initially impressed by the gadgetry and glamour of the Service, Uncle Jack introduces him to a new division: the Kingsman. There’s a job going for the brightest young adults in the country and Jack wants his new recruit to prove himself against the upper class kids who rival him. It soon becomes clear, though, that the world of Intelligence is not just a fun game when the training starts getting intensely scary.

An action thriller with an unusual cast ensemble, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is an upcoming movie based on the comic ‘The Secret Service’ written by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It has been directed by Matthew Vaughn (‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Kick-Ass’, ‘Stardust’, ‘Layer Cake’) and written alongside his long-term writing collaborator Jane Goldman (‘The Woman in Black’, ‘The Debt’). It is scheduled for release in the UK on October 17th 2014.

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Tributes For The Late Bob Hoskins Come Flooding In Following The Tragic News 4175101 News

The death of beloved British actor Bob Hoskins on Tuesday took the entertainment world by surprise. The 71-year-old actor had more than 80 movies under his belt, including the favorite of several generations of kids, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Hoskins also starred in films like Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, before retiring in 2012 due to the progression of. He died peacefully of pneumonia, surrounded by hisby his family, his wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a short statement.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>From &quot;Roger Rabbit&quot; to &quot;Hook,&quot; we look back at Bob Hoskins&#39; greatest movie moments <a href="http://t.co/swEq0CgO5o" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/swEq0CgO5o</a> <a href="http://t.co/zFM2Cwg6bh" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/zFM2Cwg6bh</a></p>&mdash; WIRED (@WIRED) <a href="https://twitter.com/WIRED/statuses/461635379679207424" rel="nofollow" >April 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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In the two days since his death, numerous celebrities have paid due tribute to Hoskins. Dame Helen Mirren, who acted alongside the Oscar-nominated actor in The Long Good Friday and Last Orders paid tribute to him by saying that he was a great actor and an even greater man. Mirren said that Hoskins was never sexist, when many around at that time were and that she personally will miss him very much.

Danny DeVito joined the tributes on Twitter, writing: “Sorry to hear about Bob Hoskins. He was a fine fine actor and a really good guy. We almost did a movie with Phil Collins! The Three Bears!”

More: Bob Hoskins Has Passed Away Aged 71

There was also a message from Samuel L. Jackson, which read: “Truly saddened by the passing of Bob Hoskins! A truly Gigantic talent & a Gentleman. R.I.P.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>This is how I remember Bob Hoskins, the impish little playful grin who always wanted to help. He will be missed! RIP <a href="http://t.co/KqFyANuE4u" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/KqFyANuE4u</a></p>&mdash; Andy Gotts (@DrGotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrGotts/statuses/461558962270134273" rel="nofollow" >April 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Rest in peace indeed. For all those readers, who grew up with Hoskins' films, now might be a good time for a BH movie marathon in honor of his life and career. 

More: Bob Hoskins' Wife Leads Tributes For The "Beloved" Actor

The death of beloved British actor Bob Hoskins on Tuesday took the entertainment world by surprise. The 71-year-old actor had more than 80 movies under his belt, including the favorite of several generations of kids, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Hoskins also starred in films like Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, before retiring in 2012 due to the progression of. He died peacefully of pneumonia, surrounded by hisby his family, his wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a short statement.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>From &quot;Roger Rabbit&quot; to &quot;Hook,&quot; we look back at Bob Hoskins&#39; greatest movie moments <a href="http://t.co/swEq0CgO5o" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/swEq0CgO5o</a> <a href="http://t.co/zFM2Cwg6bh" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/zFM2Cwg6bh</a></p>&mdash; WIRED (@WIRED) <a href="https://twitter.com/WIRED/statuses/461635379679207424" rel="nofollow" >April 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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In the two days since his death, numerous celebrities have paid due tribute to Hoskins. Dame Helen Mirren, who acted alongside the Oscar-nominated actor in The Long Good Friday and Last Orders paid tribute to him by saying that he was a great actor and an even greater man. Mirren said that Hoskins was never sexist, when many around at that time were and that she personally will miss him very much.

Danny DeVito joined the tributes on Twitter, writing: “Sorry to hear about Bob Hoskins. He was a fine fine actor and a really good guy. We almost did a movie with Phil Collins! The Three Bears!”

More: Bob Hoskins Has Passed Away Aged 71

There was also a message from Samuel L. Jackson, which read: “Truly saddened by the passing of Bob Hoskins! A truly Gigantic talent & a Gentleman. R.I.P.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>This is how I remember Bob Hoskins, the impish little playful grin who always wanted to help. He will be missed! RIP <a href="http://t.co/KqFyANuE4u" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/KqFyANuE4u</a></p>&mdash; Andy Gotts (@DrGotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrGotts/statuses/461558962270134273" rel="nofollow" >April 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Rest in peace indeed. For all those readers, who grew up with Hoskins' films, now might be a good time for a BH movie marathon in honor of his life and career. 

More: Bob Hoskins' Wife Leads Tributes For The "Beloved" Actor

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