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“Crazy In Love” Was the “Perfect Fit” for ‘50 Shades’ Trailer

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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Beyonce Wants Documentary to Inspire Blue Ivy

BeyonceBeyonce hopes her new documentary will inspire her daughter.

The superstar decided to create her new tell-all HBO film Life is But a Dream to give her 13-month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter - whom she has with husband Jay-Z - a source of strength and inspiration in the future and make her proud to see where she came from.

Speaking at the film's New York City premiere last night, she said, "I hope that she will see all of the beautiful times [and] all the tough times that led up to her being here. I'm hoping that... it can comfort her and inspire her in her life when she needs it."

While the 31-year-old singer believes it's important for every woman to retain an air of mystique, she felt the time was right to share her story with the world and celebrate the new stage in her life: "Mystique is very important... It doesn't matter if you're a celebrity - just as a woman - I think it's important. But, at the same time, I felt like it was time for me to share my story because I've been through so much and I have so much to celebrate, so much to share."

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Beyonce Knowles to Make a Personal Documentary

Beyonce KnowlesBeyonce Knowles is to star in a documentary about her life and career.

The "Crazy In Love" singer is to direct, produce and appear in the film which will include concert footage, backstage scenes and interviews with her and her loved ones about her life. The documentary will focus on the release of her 2011 album 4, as well as her marriage to Jay-Z and the birth of the couple's daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012.

The former Destiny's Child star has been presenting different Hollywood studios with 20 minutes of footage in a bid to find the right distributor. Beyonce has had experience of directing in the past thanks to her MTV mini-documentary Beyonce: Year of 4 which showed her in the studio working on new tracks.

The 30-year-old R&B superstar is now set to follow in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus with the fly-on-the-wall concert movie. The star teased fans on her official website in July with a cryptic message, "Leave Your Footprint On 19 August 2012," which could be linked to the documentary.


Beyonce Knowles to Star in Epic

BeyonceBeyonce Knowles will voice Queen Tara in animated movie Epic.

The "Halo" hitmaker will join a star studded cast including Colin Farrell as Ronin, Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake, rapper Pitbull as Bufo and Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu in the new movie from the makers of Ice Age and Rio.

Epic tells the story of a teenage girl who finds herself magically transported into a secret universe, where she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters to save that world, which in turn rescues the real world from destruction.

This is the first film Beyonce has signed up to since giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy in January.

Epic will be released May 24, 2013.


Beyonce: Clint Eastwood’s New Star

Beyonce KnowlesA remake that's been talked about for some time now is finally being developed -- and it comes with a big surprise.

It was announced on Thursday that Beyonce Knowles has officially been cast in A Star is Born, a film that has already been made a number of times before. (Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson starred in the 1976 version.)

Although it had been rumored that Russell Crowe would star opposite the singer, no male lead has been announced at this point.

So what's the big shocker? The man chosen to be at the helm. Deadline.com reports Academy Award winner will both produce and direct the project.

Filming on the movie iis expected to being in the fall.

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Remake News: Laverne & Shirley, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and More


Laverne & Shirley: File this in the “Was He Kidding?” file. During a recent red carpet event for Valentine’s Day, director Garry Marshall said he may bring Laverne & Shirley to the big screen—with Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner in the lead roles. “We’re gonna work on that,” the original show’s co-creator stated. “My sister Penny and Cindy are gonna have a guest cameo. They’re gonna walk “schlemiel, schlemazel”—or they’re gonna get tired in the middle and sit down.”

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 4, 2009

The Soloist DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • August: DVD
  • Big Trouble in Little China: Blu-ray
  • Fragments: DVD
  • Mutant Chronicles: DVD, Blu-ray
  • My Cousin Vinny: Blu-ray
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Obsessed: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Race to Witch Mountain: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sling Blade: Blu-ray
  • The Soloist: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Tigger Movie: DVD

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Box Office Breakdown: Disney/Pixar Flying High with Up

Up

The word “Pixar” always seems to generate smiles, and that’s exactly what did for Disney.

Over the weekend, the Cannes Film Festival opener generated $68.1 million, over $40 million more than its nearest competitor. The movie - which was also offered in 3D - also bested last year’s Wall-E (by $5 million) and had Pixar’s 3rd-best debut. (The Incredibles opened to $70.5 million in 2004; Finding Nemo grossed $70.3 million in 2003.)

Friday’s other new wide release, , scared up only $15.8 million for a 4th place finish. Although it originally looked as if the horror film would surpass Terminator Salvation, the final numbers were $8 million below Sunday’s projections.

Another noteworthy mention: officially crossed the $200 million mark after only four weeks in release. The Paramount feature is now the first movie of the year to reach that achievement.

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Box Office Breakdown: Ben Stiller Defeats Christian Bale

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Was it a result of Christian Bale’s rant? The presence of that other science fiction movie? Or the lack of family-friendly fare?

When the dust from the weekend settled, a surprising entry emerged as the winner. Despite the country’s current love for action sequels/prequels, a much calmer feature - - was the choice for entertainment this holiday. Ben Stiller’s comedy follow-up raked in $70 million giving the actor his best live-action debut ever. Smithsonian also became the best PG-rated opener for Memorial Day.

Museum‘s victory meant a disappointing 2nd place finish for . Although the saga’s fourth installment earned more than T3‘s debut, its $51.9 million gross ($65.3 million since Thursday) put it nowhere near the estimated $200 million budget. The numbers did give director McG, though, his best premiere since 2000’s Charlie’s Angels.

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Box Office Breakdown: Narrow Victory for Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

was never as popular as The Da Vinci Code...and its big screen numbers reflected that.

Despite huge success with the overseas box office this weekend (the movie had the 10th best international open ever), the latest Ron Howard/Tom Hanks collaboration barely struck gold domestically. Over the last three days, Angels grossed $46.2 million—just enough for first place. Unfortunately, the Dan Brown adaptation only earned $3 million more than last week’s champ and over $30 million less than the previous installment.

, in the meantime, continued on its warp speed pace. The second place finisher pulled in another $43 million and put itself within $3 million of Wolverine‘s overall total. (The Hugh Jackman film, this week’s #3, had a 7-day head start on the sci fi adventure.)

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