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Shia LaBeouf’s Plagiarism And Ridiculous Behavior Prompt Legal Action

Jan 10, 2014 at 6:12 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

Shia LeBeouf

A few weeks ago Shia LaBeouf publicly apologized for completely ripping off Daniel Clowe’s graphic novel, “Justin M. Damiano”, in his Canne’s-debuting short film “Howard Cantour.com”.

Shia’s lengthly mea culpa on Twitter, which claimed his grossly plagiaristic film was a product of his “naiveté as an amateur filmmaker”, was received by many as a half-hearted and lame excuse for his thieving and grotesque violation of copyright law.

Instead of accepting his culpability and leaving well-enough alone, Mr. LaBeouf has since  [read more →]

Jason Priestley’s Narrative Directorial Debut Looking Good

Dec 12, 2013 at 5:40 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

Jason Priestly

Jason Priestly has helmed a doc and numerous TV shows, and the 90210 alumn has now added a full-length narrative to his directorial resume.

Priestly recently delivered “Cas & Dylan”, a dramatic comedy about a dying Doctor who plans to “check out” on his own terms.  The terminal physician’s scheme takes an unexpected detour when he winds up on the lam with an unique 22-year-old girl.  The film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany, and has just won the  [read more →]

Hugh Jackman Hints At “The Wolverine” Sequal

Nov 16, 2013 at 6:34 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies, Uncategorized by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

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As “The Wolverine” slashes ever closer to its Dec. 3 DVD release, talk of a sequel heats up around Hollywood.

Jackman has yet to confirm or deny officially the existence of a green-lit, 3rd Wolverine solo-act, but by all reports its looking good.  In a recent interview on the subject with EW, Jackman leaked “I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night, there are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you, but that  [read more →]

Casting Call For “Star Wars: Episode 7″!

Nov 7, 2013 at 5:25 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

Star Wars on set

A casting call (See Below) for a Disney Film is being circulated around the UK.  And while the title of the film is not listed, many suspect this is a search by Disney and J.J. Abrams for new faces to play “lead characters” in “Star Wars:  Episode 7″.

This first installment in a planned trilogy is set to begin filmming in early 2014 at London’s Pinewood Studios, and is slated for a 2015 release.

If you are a good-looking young man  [read more →]

“Elysium” Director Neill Blomkamp, Sony, TriStar, Producers Sued For Copyright Infringement

Oct 16, 2013 at 4:21 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff · Comments Off

Blomkamp Sued Elysium

Screenwriter Steve Wilson Briggs, of Redwood City California, has filed suit against Sony Pictures, TriStar pictures, Media Rights Capital, QED International, writer/director Neill Blomkamp (Above with Damon), Simon Kinberg and other “Elysium” Producers asserting that they all worked together to steal his movie concept

According to the suit, Briggs penned a screenplay called “Butterfly Driver” in May 2005 and claims that Blomkamp and his producers stole elements from his idea, including the “plot, characters, unusual settings, themes, conflict, catalyst, crisis, climax-twist,  [read more →]

Zac vs. Justin, “Parkland” and “Runner Runner” Theorized

Oct 8, 2013 at 4:33 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movie Reviews, Movies by Arthur Cola · Comments Off

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Today two films premiered with vastly different venues let alone plots. One was titled “Parkland” and the other “Runner Runner.” Before I can even address my impressions of both films which I saw today, I have to present a little background as to how I managed to see both films just a couple of hours apart and across three counties in Wisconsin. After a 30 minute search I finally found a theater in Milwaukee which was showing the “Parkland”  [read more →]

“Machete Kills” Unleashes October 11

Oct 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm in Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

Machette Kills Poster

Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” was born from a faux “Grindhouse” trailer.  The sequel, ”Machete Kills”, slices into theaters October 11.

This latest Trejo vehicle has Danny returning as the ex-Federale agent MACHETE, who is “recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”

Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga,  [read more →]

Jennifer Lawrence To Appear in “Dumb And Dumber To”

Oct 2, 2013 at 5:57 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

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Harry Dunne, Floyd Christmas and an Oscar-winning actress?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence has filmed a cameo for the 2014 “Dumb and Dumber” sequel.  Jeniifer will reportedly appear in the film as the younger version of Kathleen Turner’s  character, the infamous Fraida Felcher.

Jennifer told Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night” that she was a huge fan of the original Carrey/Daniels film.  That little tidbit coupled with the fact that the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” set was located in Atlanta along with  [read more →]

Get Ready for “Jurassic World”

Sep 11, 2013 at 4:45 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin · Comments Off

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The project originally titled “Jurassic Park 4″ has been renamed “Jurassic World”, and is now scheduled to bow June 12, 2015.

Plot details are yet to be disclosed, but Colin Trevorrow will direct the screenplay he co-wrote with Derek Connolly.  Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, with Steven Spielberg executive producing the latest installment of the Universal Pictures Jurassic franchise.

 

Ice Cube Completes Cast of “21 Jump Street” Sequel

Sep 6, 2013 at 4:48 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff · Comments Off

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ItsFILM.com has yet to confirm that throngs of fans begged Columbia Pictures for a “21 Jump Street” sequel.  It’s safe however to assume that the $202 million grossed by the original all but assured the production of the part deux.

Ice Cube has reportedly agreed to reprise his role as the chesty Captain Dickson in the upcoming, and creatively named, “22 Jump Street”.  Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will of course return for another helping of buddy-buddy undercover cop work.

Phil  [read more →]