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Emile Hirsch to play John Belushi

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Emile Hirsch as John Belushi? 
 
He already went “Into the Wild” and now will tackle the wild man of comedy in a movie being produced by Belushi’s wife, Judy Belushi Pisano, and executive produced by Dan Aykroyd, Variety reports.
 
animalhouseThe untitled movie, being directed and written by Steve Conrad (his writing credits include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Pursuit of Happyness”) will be based on the Belushi biography by his widow and Tanner Colby
 
Filming is expected to start in New York in the spring and the trade publication’s website says it will cover “The Blues Brothers,” “Animal House” (photo) and “SNL” along with his death at age 33 from cocaine and heroin. 
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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa vaults over Gravity for No. 1 spot

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Nothing negative about the money generated by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.” 
 
The Johnny Knoxville comedy, in which he plays an 86-year-old widower traveling with his 8-year-old grandson, was No. 1 at the box office, according to early estimates from Rentrak.
 
“Gravity” continues to draw new or repeat business in 2-D and 3-D, while “12 Years a Slave” (on just 123 screens) generated $17,480 per location, almost double that of “Bad Grandpa.” 
 
Here are the top 10 estimates:
 
1. “Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa” — $32,000,000.
2. “Gravity” — $20,300,000, bringing its North American total to $199,814,361.
3. “Captain Phillips” — $11,800,000, for $70,074,043 to date. 
4. “The Counselor” — $8,000,000.
5. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” — $6,100,000, or $100,611,254 to date.
6. “Carrie” — $5,900,000, for $26,021,355 since its Oct. 18 release. 
7. “Escape Plan” — $4,340,000, making its two-weekend total an estimated $17,423,582. 
8. “12 Years a Slave” — $2,150,000, or $3,409,943 in its still limited release. 
9. “Enough Said” — $1,555,000, or $13,021,092. 
10. “Prisoners” — $1,063,000, for $59,122,062. 
 
 

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Real-life dad from "Lorenzo's Oil" dies

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lorenzos oilAugusto Odone, who was portrayed by Nick Nolte in the movie “Lorenzo’s Oil” shot in Pittsburgh, has died.

The Los Angeles Times reports he passed away Thursday in Italy. He was preceded in death by his wife along with their son, Lorenzo, who doctors predicted would die in childhood but died a day after his 30th birthday.

At age 6, Lorenzo was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD. Doctors told his parents the disease, caused by a genetic mutation, would lead to death in two years. The movie recounted his parents’ dogged efforts to formulate an oil they said helped their son fight the neurological disease.

“Lorenzo’s Oil,” released in late 1992 and early 1993, earned two Oscar nominations: for Sarandon as Michaela Odone and for original screenplay by George Miller and Nick Enright. It did not win either.

Link to the Los Angeles Times story:

http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-augusto-odone-20131025,0,2642171.story#axzz2iljpdu00

 

 

 

 

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New movie Christian Grey found

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jamie263x195Actor Jamie Dornan, a Calvin Klein model and rugby player in his native Ireland, will play Christian Grey in the movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Variety reports.

The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” his credits also include the movies “Marie Antoinette” and “Shadows in the Sun.” He replaces Charlie Hunnam.

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Frankenstein double feature

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Parkway Theater in Stowe Rocks has big plans for the weekend:frankenstein invitation 1

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