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‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ getting the remake treatment

Another remake? Shoot me. Variety reports that the latest classic to get the remake treatment is John Ford’s 1962 film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The original starred John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, and Lee Marvin. While the original was set in the old west, Variety reports that the remake may be set …

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An emojis movie is a real thing and is coming from Sony Animation

Have you ever texted a smiley face and wondered, “there’s a movie in this sign.” Well, you’re in luck because Sony thought that exactly. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures Animation defeated Warner Bros. and Paramount in a bidding war to the right of an emojis movie. The script is coming from Eric Siegel with Anthony …

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‘The Uninvited,’ more than just Paramount’s ‘Rebecca’ styled ghost story

The Uninvited Directed by Lewis Allen Written by Dodie Smith and Frank Partos Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp & Gail Russell USA , 99 min – 1944.   “If you listen to it long enough, all your senses are sharpened. You come by strange instincts. You get to recognize a peculiar cold that …

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The Rise And Fall Of the Hollywood Auteur: Part 1

From the 1960s into the 1980s, one by one, the legendary studios of old –  MGM, United Artists, Warner Bros., Paramount, Columbia, 20th Century Fox — were gobbled up by conglomerates, some of which had had almost no previous interests in the entertainment business, such as Paramount’s acquirer, Gulf + Western (a motley collection of …

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Paramount not “Classy” enough for Anchorman 2

After it was recently reported that the second installment of the Anchorman franchise was going to camera next year, the director of the project and long time Will Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay posted on his Twitter account that the film was dead in the water. “So bummed” McKay wrote yesterday. “Paramount basically passed on Anchorman …

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Dune Who’s directing the remake?

Some people don’t like the first Dune by David Lynch, but of course, they’re crazy. With a stunning cast like the effortless Kyle MacLachlan, badass Sting, the mysterious Jürgen Prochnow, the black-goop-dripping Kenneth McMillan, the incomparable Linda Hunt as Shadout Mapes…coupled with the as-cool-and-strange-as-it-gets-for-1984 effects, not to mention the storyline itself… come on, it rocks! …

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Cowabunga, Dude! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise sold to Nickolodeon.

The venerable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise “has acquired the global rights to the property from the Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment.”  “The global intellectual property rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… cost $60 million.”  Nickolodeon already has plans for the newly acquired property:  the company’s “sister company Paramount will steer a new Teenage …

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