"Admission" Review: Toss this Tina Fey rom-com on the reject pile
By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - If you wondered when the post-"Saturday Night Live" curse, which has led to any number of rotten movies featuring former Not Ready for Prime Time Players, would hit the talented Tina Fey, that day has come.
"Deep Throat" star Harry Reems dead at 65
By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Harry Reems, star of legendary pornographic film "Deep Throat," has died, according to an official at the VA hospital in Salt Lake City. Reems died Tuesday at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center. He was 65.
HBO's "Phil Spector" issues odd disclaimer: "We're not based on a true story"
By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - HBO's upcoming film "Phil Spector" has taken a different tack from all the other recent movies that have been based on true stories.
"Twilight" author hopes aliens lure vampire fans to "The Host"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Author Stephanie Meyer is hoping her vampire fans will be willing to step into a new world and embrace aliens as the first film of her new book series, "The Host", hits the big screens. Fans of the successful "Twilight Saga" box office franchise have been eagerly anticipating Meyer's next offering on the big screen with "The Host" out in U.S. theaters on March 29.
A Minute With: Selena Gomez about growing up with "Spring Breakers"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress and singer Selena Gomez breaks out of her squeaky clean Disney Channel image to star in the independent film "Spring Breakers" for filmmaker Harmony Korine. In the film, which opens in wide release Friday, Gomez stars as a young girl who is part of a quartet of college students whose spring break in Florida takes them from parties to jail and a criminal underworld.
Slamdance's Jon Fitzgerald named executive director of Hollywood Film Festival
By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Slamdance co-founder Jon Fitzgerald has been named executive director of the 17th annual Hollywood Film Festival, founder Carlos de Abreu announced on Wednesday.
"Jews of Egypt" film passes censor after delay: director
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's censorship office gave permission on Wednesday for the screening of a historical documentary about the country's Jewish community, the director said, following a delay caused by a security agency that expressed reservations about the title. "Jews of Egypt" will screen on March 27, director Amir Ramses said on Wednesday after the censor's office told him it had decided to license the film.
Danny Boyle on "Trance" and keeping sane during London Olympics
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After Danny Boyle's prominent role at last year's London Summer Olympics, the British filmmaker is back in the spotlight with his first film since 2010's "127 Hours." "Trance," which had its world premiere in London on Tuesday, stars James McAvoy as Simon, a man who teams with a criminal (Vincent Cassel) to steal a painting. Simon suffers a blow to the head, which causes him to forget where he hid the painting.
Can "Spring Breakers" smash through niche market in Box Office expansion?
By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Niche smash "Spring Breakers" goes nationwide this weekend, and if mainstream audiences are ready to party hearty, it could become the season's biggest surprise - and certainly its raunchiest - at the box office.
IMDb "Jane Doe" lawsuit suffers setbacks as case moves toward trial
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Junie Hoang - aka Huong Hoang, aka the plaintiff formerly known as Jane Doe - will have her day in court. But it doesn't look like it will be as sunny a day as she had hoped for.