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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan on the set of '50 Shades of Grey'Boots says Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" was the perfect fit for the 50 Shades Of Grey trailer.

The producer - who created the trailer's soundtrack (seen after the jump) - chose to rework the singer's hi-tempo anthem into a slower, more sultry tune and says it was the best choice for the S&M movie.

"It just fits. I like to think of myself as more than just a producer. I look at what we did for the trailer and this version of the song is, very much in my opinion, a score. It was something that I consciously scored. Whenever it comes to the stuff that Bey and I do, I'll never speak for her, but I think that she killed it. She just absolutely killed it. The acapellas that she did gives me chills, so it's really dope," he said.

Boots also believes Beyonce's song is the perfect accompaniment to the raunchy movie which tells the story of how virginal Anastasia Steele falls for bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey: "I think falling in love can make you do crazy s**t. That was the spirit of the original song in the first place, we flipped it and it kind of became a whole thing. This is the first time I've ever worked on a trailer."

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Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch

Judi Dench agreed to star in an adaptation of Richard III after a public plea from Benedict Cumberbatch over the weekend.

The veteran actress was taking part in a question and answer session at the Hay Festival in Powys, Wales when the Sherlock star - who will take on the title role in the BBC drama this autumn - jumped at the chance to pin her down to the project following lengthy rumors he was keen to have her on board to play Queen Margaret in the Shakespearean tale.

"Would you like to be in Richard III with me?" Benedict asked. After a lengthy pause, Judi replied, "Yeah." Apparently there was a rather good theatrical pause until she finally said, "Yeah."

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

The fight between summer blockbusters has begun with X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla, which held the number one title last weekend with $93.1 million. The monster movie remake was not enough of a pull to detract from the latest installment of the X-Men films, which took in $90.8 million.

Not only did Godzilla lose its top spot, but it also saw a 67% decrease from last weekend's pull, as its earnings was $30.9 million this Memorial Day weekend. Newcomer Blended - Adam Sandler's latest - debuted at number three with $14.2 million while Neighbors fell two spots to number four with $14 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also fell two spots to number five with $7.8 million.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: ‘X-Men’ Battle ‘Godzilla’ for Top Spot

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Julianne MooreJulianne Moore believes the Hollywood lifestyle can leave people feeling "empty."

The 53-year-old actress stars in David Cronenberg's latest movie Maps to the Stars as ruthless Havana Segrand, a fading star living among the Hollywood elite, and admits the character shows what can go wrong in the movie .

"Oh, I wouldn't say she's a monster, although it's true she does behave monstrously at times. She's one of these creatures that are very common in our industry, in that all of her self-worth and affirmation is projected from outside as opposed to inside. And the longer you live that kind of lifestyle, the more empty you become, until there comes a point when you just implode," she told The Guardian.

Moore - who is married to Bart Freundlich with whom she has son Caleb and daughter Liv - also says the film industry is too age obsessed, something she refuses to subscribe to: "You know, maybe that's a danger in any profession. But in the movie business it's heightened because it's all tied up with your face and how you look and the world's perception of that. But the only people who can affirm you are your family. They are the ones who are close to you. They're the only ones who can really see you."


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Bryan Cranston in 'Godzilla'

With $93.1 million earned at the box office this weekend, the latest Godzilla seems to justify Hollywood's thirst for remaking every film previously made.

Having (easily) clawed its way to the top, Godzilla bumped last week's number one film, Neighbors, down to number two with its $25 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also fell one spot to number three with $16.8 million while Million Dollar Arm debuted at number four with $10.5 million. The Other Woman fell two spots to number five with $6.3 million.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: ‘Godzilla’ Takes Down ‘Neighbors’

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Neighbors

The Seth Rogen and Zac Efron comedy Neighbors stole The Amazing Spider-Man 2's thunder at the box office this weekend.

The Nick Stoller-directed flick pulled in $49 million while the superhero movie only managed to draw $35.5 million. The Other Woman and Heaven Is For Real both fell one spot to number three and four, respectively, with $9.6 million and $7.4 million. The other Marvel adaptation, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, dropped from number four to number five this week with $5.7 million.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: ‘Neighbors’ Moves Into Top Spot

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Gia Coppola Gary Oldman as Dracula

"I remember being on Dracula and Gary Oldman scaring me in his bat costume. He sneaked up on me, and I turned around and there was a bat tapping on my shoulder. And then I worked behind the scenes on my grandpa's movie Twixt. He enjoyed showing me how everything comes together and taking me through it all. That felt like my film school."

- Palo Alto director Gia Coppola describes what it's like growing up in the famous Hollywood family.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson-WoodDirector Sam Taylor-Wood has revealed that her husband, Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson-Wood, will be making an apperance in Fifty Shades of Grey.

When asked at a recent Godzilla premiere about whether or not she was able to fit Johnson-Wood into the much-anticipated film - which is currently in post-production - the 47-year-old hesistated a moment before answering, "Actually, I have."

Taylor-Wood (unfortunately!) didn't divulge anything aside from admitting that the 23-year-old - to whom she's been married for 2 years now - will have a role in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel. Fans will have to wait to see just which role she gave him!

The film, which stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is slated to be released around Valentine's Day next year.

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James Franco in 'Spring Breakers'James Franco has blasted the Spring Breakers sequel.

The 36-year-old actor, who played the character Alien in the first movie alongside Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, appears in a bizarre video posted on his Instagram account today, in which he insists second film would not be a good idea.

The star, whose Instagram has become the talk of Hollywood after he started posting half naked selfies for fans, is seen eating rice cakes in bed with his eyes closed while being filmed by a mystery woman. "This is James feeling a bit sick cos he smoked too much dope in the club. His tummy is a bit sensitive," she said. He accompanied the video with the caption, "ALIEN IN REHAB! And BTW F*** that SBers 2 BS, they're doing it without HARMONY'S CONSENT. Sounds LAME AS A MUTHA! [sic]."

The star made reference to director Harmony Korine, who worked on the first movie, after reports the second film will be written by Trainspotting and Filth author, Irvine Welsh.


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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Although it may not have been one of the biggest openings for a superhero film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 still managed to defeat its competition at the box office this weekend.

With $91.6 million, the Marvel reboot was able to knock down last week's number one film, The Other Woman, to the number two spot, as the Cameron Diaz comedy only managed to pull in $14.4 million. Heaven Is for Real remained at number three with $8.6 million, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier fell two spots to number four with $7.77 million. Rio 2 rounded out the top five with $7.71 - down one spot from last week.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: ‘Spider-Man 2’ Rises Above ‘Other Woman,’ ‘Heaven’

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