Check Out The Trailer For The Amazing Documentary Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman

If you’re a racing fan, there’s a great new documentary on the horizon on the amazing driving career of Paul Newman.

Perfectly timed to open over Memorial Day weekend, known for its infamous races the Coca-Cola 600 and Indianapolis 500, the new trailer for Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman looks at the actor who said in a 1973 interview, “If I could be a competitive automobile driver, I’d chuck this in a minute. It’s pretty hard to start something like that when you’re 47.”

This fascinating documentary – from Adam Carolla and co-director Nate Adams – features Paul Newman (archive footage), Robert Redford, Patrick Dempsey, Mario Andretti, Jay Leno, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward (archive footage), Arthur Newman, Tom Cruise (archive footage), Michael Andretti, Bob Sharp, Sam Posey, Sebastien Bourdais and many other racers.

The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year
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Toronto 2013: How Did Last Year’s Films Do?

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As the Toronto Film Festival acquisitions market gets cracking, I find it helpful to see how some of last year’s titles fared at the box office. It’s an instructive way to keep things in perspective. Titles below reflect theatrical grosses, but remember, multi-platform business is not reflected and in some cases has turned films into profitable winners. Related: Toronto 2013: Will Deals Take Back Seat? Toronto Film Festival 2012 Acquisitions at the Domestic B.O. Title (distributor) Domestic B.O. (in millions except where noted) The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features) $21.4 Spring Breakers (A24) $14.1 Much Ado About Nothing (Roadside Attractions) $4.27 Frances Ha (IFC) $4.05 Emperor (Roadside Attractions) $3.35 Stories We Tell (Roadside Attractions) $1.59 Girl Most Likely (Roadside Attractions) $1.38 The Lords of Salem (Anchor Bay) $1.17 What Maisie Knew (Millennium Ent.) $1.07 Still Mine (Samuel Goldwyn) $587K The Reluctant Fundamentalist (IFC) $529K Arthur Newman (Cinedigm) $208K No Place on Earth (Magnolia) $200K John Dies at the End
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Demarest Films and Cinedigm Form Distribution Partnership, Set To Release 'Short Term 12'

Demarest Films and Cinedigm Form Distribution Partnership, Set To Release 'Short Term 12'
Digital distribution company Cinedigm and production and financing company Demarest Films announced today that they have entered into a distribution partnership by combining their respective marketing capabilities and production resources. As a distributor, Cinedigm's recent releases include "Arthur Newman" and "Dead Man's Burden." Demarest Films' recent productions include "Byzantium" and "A Most Wanted Man." The parties' first collaboration will be Destin Daniel Cretton’s film "Short Term 12," winner of this year's Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award as well as the SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Awards. The film, Cretton's second feature following 2012's "I Am Not a Hipster," stars Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as co-workers at a foster-care facility for at-risk teens. You can check out Indiewire's glowing review here. "Short Term 12" hits theaters August 23rd.
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BitTorrent Bundle Offers First Ever ‘Gated Torrent’ For Content Creators

BitTorrent seems an unlikely ally for content creators given its past association with online piracy. But the file sharing site today unveiled yet another tool designed to help media makers to connect with fans – and profit from it. Its latest initiative, the BitTorrent Bundle, introduces a “gated” multimedia torrent designed to boost engagement within its 170 million-strong user base. The format allows creators to put content on offer on BitTorrent, add supplemental multimedia content of any file format or size, and set parameters for how fans can access the bonus materials, potentially via email gate, donation, or pay gate. BitTorrent’s Bundle launches in alpha with Edm music label Ultra Music but the company hopes film and TV creators take advantage of the program as an option for digital distribution. Bundle’s gated torrent could be unlocked, for example, by driving fans to Netflix, iTunes, a movie theater, or a Facebook page for a like.
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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Episode 158: ‘Pain & Gain,’ ‘Mud,’ ‘To the Wonder,’ and more

0:00-3:00 – Introduction; “slash”

3:00-16:30 – “Pain & Gain” review, including a rundown of previous Michael Bay movies

16:30-17:50 – We’re not going to mention “The Big Wedding

17:50-28:40 – “Mud” review

28:40-36:10 – “To the Wonder” review

36:10-40:15 – “Arthur Newman” review, including a discussion of the devil’s breast milk (it makes sense in context)

40:15-45:15 – “No” review

45:15-53:25 – “The Angels’ Share” review (from Cannes)

53:25-1:03:15 – Qotw (favorite muscleman moments)

1:03:15-1:10:00 – Pitch Me (Matt Damon, Rowan Atkinson, juvenile delinquency crime tales)

1:10:00-1:12:10 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

Qotw: It’s an essay question. Tell us a superhero, put him or her in a different genre than usual, tell us who the co-star would be.

Note: This is the “slash” thing Jeff was talking about at the very beginning.

Email – moviebspdx@gmail.
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April Movie Math: It All Adds Up

Your mother always said that math would be important. You just didn't understand what she meant until now. Well, NextMovie is here to drive her point home. Can't decide which of April's dazzling new releases is for you? Fret not, faithful moviegoer! Whether you're in a "Trance" or aiming for "Oblivion" (or even a more lucid state) it all adds up. Read on to see NextMovie's April Movie Math, breaking down the month's new releases into simple arithmetic.

April 5

'The Company You Keep'

'Evil Dead'

'Jurassic Park 3D'


'Upstream Color'

April 12



'Scary Movie 5'

'To the Wonder'

April 19


April 24

'At Any Price'

April 26

'Arthur Newman'

'The Big Wedding'

'Pain & Gain'
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Which April Movie Release Are You Most Excited to See?

April showers mean . . . all the more reason to head to the movies! This month you can catch Mark Wahlberg teaming up with Dwayne Johnson in Pain & Gain, or Tom Cruise back in action in Oblivion. There's also the opportunity to see Ben Affleck in Terrence Malick's To the Wonder and yet another installment in the Scary Movie franchise. Which of these films will you be heading to the theater for? popsugar pollWhich April Movie Release Are You Most Excited to See? The Big Wedding Oblivion 42 Arthur Newman To the Wonder Pain & Gain Mud Disconnect The Company You Keep Scary Movie 5
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Cinedigm to Runaway with SXSW Grand Jury Winner; Short Term 12 Set to Become Summer Gem

They made inroads with award-winning docu The Invisible War, are in the midst of releasing the trio of Tiff titles they bought Come Out and Play, Arthur Newman, The English Teacher and a have got a recent Sundance pick-up in Narco Cultura, but today, with the theatrical release grab for the SXSW Audience and Grand Jury Winner, Cinedigm confirms their intentions on becoming a player in indie releases. Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 will be released in theaters this summer.

Gist: Think One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with a dash of Smashed, this is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason. But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly
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Max Minghella and Others Take Shawn Levy’s ‘Internship’; ‘Cbgb,’ ‘Kate McCall,’ and ‘Pretty One’ Add More

I have some hope for a Shawn Levy comedy. Odd, I know, but all we’ve heard about his next behind-the-camera effort, The Internship, makes the thing sound wholly tolerable — even if it’s mostly due to the presence of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. But there’s more reason to be optimistic, since Variety has pegged Max Minghella (The Social Network) as being in early talks; Tiya Sircar (Friends with Benefits), Josh Brener, and unknown Tobit Raphael have already signed.

The Vaughn-scripted film revolves around two middle-aged company employees (he and Wilson) who, after being laid off, start working for an up-and-coming website. While, overall, a good job, the presence of “wily, fresh-faced 22 year olds” creates some office tension; Minghella fits in as “a ruthlessly competitive intern” with the drive to play dirty in order to get ahead. Sircar and Brener will be seen as other employees, with the
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Movie Castings Roundup: ‘Lost’s’ Pellegrino In ‘Cate McCall’, Actors Join ‘Pretty One’, ‘Interns’ & ‘Cbgb’

Mark Pellegrino has been cast in The Trials of Cate McCall. The Lost alumni will join Kate Beckinsale, who plays the title character, Nick Nolte and James Cromwell in the indie redemptive legal drama. Pellegrino who has recurring roles in both The Closer and SyFy Channel’s Being Human, plays a rough Detective who is no fan of Beckinsale’s once high flying attorney character. Pellegrino is repped by Domain and managed by Framework Entertainment. Sterling Beaumon has joined the indie film The Pretty One. Beaumon, who will seen this fall in ABC’s new Red Widow series, will play Hunter, a young womanizer who is sleeping with his former babysitter. The actor recently completed the indie comedy Arthur Newman Golf Pro with Colin Firth, Beaumon is repped by Apa, Vanguard Management, and attorney Tara Kole. Tiya Sircar has joined Fox’s Interns. The actress, who has appeared in The Vampire Diaries,
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ABC Announces Fall Schedule – Get A Peek At What’s Coming

Terry O'Quinn as Gavin Doran in "666 Park Avenue" (ABC/Andrew Eccles)

ABC‘s slate of new shows for fall has a strange flavor to it, and it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The network has about as many new shows as returning ones (if you count all the midseasons), and a good percentage of the returning offerings are a year old or less, making this look a bit like a rebuilding year.

Not only is it a rebuilding year, but it’s the year of bringing back every actor and actress who ever had a decent run on a show before. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a network’s new season slate that was so crammed with people returning from something else. If you can’t make it good, I suppose, make sure viewers recognize the faces.

It’s tricky to get a solid feel
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Key Players in the 2012 Cannes Film Market: Focus Features Int.

Focus Features Int. have the honor of opening Cannes with Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s seventh film and it appears that the future is definitely rosy with the number of items they have in pre and post production – Cloud Atlas, and Hyde Park on Hudson are hotly anticipated titles for the 2012 calendar year, while John Crowley is on tap next to direct a thriller starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall.

The Last Days On Mars by Ruairi Robinson

Untitled Eric Bana / Rebecca Hall Thriller by John Crowley

Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson

Arthur Newman by Dante Ariola

Cloud Atlas by Andy Wachowski

Hyde Park On Hudson by Roger Michell

Mr Pip by Andrew Adamson
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Tom Cruise, Colin Firth

Tom Cruise, Colin Firth Tom Cruise and Colin Firth are seen backstage at the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 26. Cruise presented the Best Picture Oscar to Michel Hazanavicius' silent movie The Artist. Firth presented the Best Actress Oscar to Meryl Streep for her performance as British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. (Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.) Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol was a major box-office hit and received mostly positive notices; even so, the actioner failed to be shortlisted in any Oscar category. Cruise, who turns 50 next July, will next be seen in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages, which also features Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Hugh Forte, and Diego Boneta. Rock of Ages
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Anchor Bay Handcuff Austin Chick's SXSW Preemed Girls Against Boys

After dipping into romantic drama terrain with his debut film Xx/Xy and examining the dot-com bubble bursting a decade later in August, Austin Chick's Thelma and Louise take Manhattan like thriller has found a distributor with a fanbase to match. Anchor Bay Films have put the cuffs on the helmer's third directorial outing. Currently at the midday point of SXSW festival, the Midnight screening of Girls Against Boys played well before auds. Expect a limited theatrical release sometime this year. Gist: This is a psychological thriller about two girls on a killing spree. Think Thelma and the banned French film, Baise Moi. Worth Noting: Up-and-comer Nicole Laliberte starred in Gregg Araki's Kaboom, and will next be seen in Dante Ariola's Arthur Newman, Golf Pro. Do We Care?: We're iffy about these B-movie type clips but SXSW call this a "character-driven rather than action-driven" type of film.
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Oscars 2011 Winners: Where Are They Now?

As we count down the days to Sunday's awards show, we check up on last year's Oscar darlings.

By Kara Warner

Natalie Portman at the 2011 Oscars

Photo: Mark Ralston/Afp/Getty Images

With less than four days to go until Hollywood's main event, our Oscar thoughts are zeroed in on this year's lucky nominees and potential winners. With all the hullabaloo surrounding this year's awards season, it's easy to forget about the shining stars who took home Oscar gold last year.

Here's a look at what 2011's Oscar darlings are up to now:

Colin Firth

After taking home the Best Actor award for his memorable performance in "The King's Speech," Firth has kept himself very busy with a role in the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated ensemble spy drama "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," and has a slew of projects lined up for release in 2012 and beyond: the Coen brothers-scripted "Gambit," co-starring
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Anne Heche Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

Anne Heche Signs With UTA (Exclusive)
Anne Heche has signed with UTA. The Tony- and Emmy-nominated actress appears opposite Thomas Jane in HBO's Hung. She can currently be seen in the feature Rampart opposite Woody Harrelson. Heche was previously represented by CAA. Heche recently finished filming Arthur Newman, Golf Pro, a dark independent comedy that also features Emily Blunt and Colin Firth. Her feature credits include Cedar Rapids, John Q and Wag the Dog; her television credits include Ally McBeal, Men in Trees and Nip/Tuck. Heche is managed by Alissa Vradenburg and Jason Weinberg at Untitled Entertainment and also represented by attorney Kevin Yorn at

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Colin Firth Won't Bring Villainy to 'Oldboy'

Update: Scratch that. Twitch reports that Colin Firth has officially passed on the "Oldboy" project.


Colin Firth could be the guy who locks Josh Brolin in a room for a very long time.

The "King's Speech" star has been offered the bad guy role in Spike Lee's remake of the now-classic Korean revenge drama, "Oldboy," according to Twitch.

Firth would be playing the very twisted individual who locks a man (to be played by Josh Brolin) in a nondescript room for 15 years. When the poor old boy is inexplicably released, he goes on a rampage, searching for answers and seeking revenge.

And those that have seen the original film know that sometimes ignorance is bliss.

Christian Bale had previously been attached to (or at least rumored for) the villain role, and it would've been great to see the "American Psycho" star get his Patrick Bateman on again, but we
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[Interview] ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Star Colin Firth Talks Theater, Tone & Technology

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After seeing Tomas Alfredson‘s hotly-anticipated Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - and adoring every crisply measured, atmospherically-stunning minute of it – I had the opportunity to sit down with some of the film’s primary contributors in a roundtable setting at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Towers. The interviews were conducted in small rooms with about six or seven other journalists, all of whom took turns eagerly questioning the film’s uniformly impressive cast of creators for their information and insight.

Below is the question-and-answer conversation that resulted with Oscar-winner Colin Firth, who plays the flamboyant Bill Haydon in the film. Like all of Tinker‘s supporting performers, Firth is relegated to minimal screen time (this is a film that truly defines the term “ensemble”), but the subtle perceptivity he brings to his character leaves a lasting imprint.

Some of the highlights of the dialogue below include Firth‘s sensible, straight-arrow
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Rachel Weisz Joins Colin Firth In War Drama ‘The Railway Man’

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It’s being reported by The Daily Mail (via ThePlaylist) that Rachel Weisz has now been cast alongside Oscar winner Colin Firth in the post-World War II drama The Railway Man, an adaptation of Eric Lomax‘s influential novel of the same name.

That original text saw Lomax detail his experiences before, during, and after he was sent to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 when serving as a second lieutenant. Firth will be playing the lead, who was crucial in the building of the structure David Lean made legendary in The Bridge on the River Kwai. Weisz, meanwhile, has the part of Patricia Wallace, Lomax’s wife who helped him overcome his trauma. Burning Man helmer Jonathan Teplitzky will direct the picture, with War Horse‘s Jeremy Irvine also set to play the lead, during his time in the camp.

I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long for
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Colin Firth Is Oldboy Villain?

Casting for Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy has been up in the air of late; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara has passed on the lead female role, and rumours of Christian Bale’s involvement seem to have fizzled out over time. However, Lee may have finally found his villain in The King’S Speech star Colin Firth.

Firth is said to have been offered the role of Adrian (Woo-Jin in Park Chan Wook’s original), the antagonist to Josh Brolin’s good guy who is imprisoned without explanation for 15 years. Fans of the Korean thriller will know how dark the back story for these characters become so this would be a huge departure from Firth’s typical roles. It’s an unexpected choice yet interesting choice, but only time will tell if Firth accepts the part.

The Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy actor can next be
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