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Leonardo DiCaprio will play Leonardo da Vinci in a biopic, following an 'intense' bidding war

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Perhaps fulfilling the destiny of his first name, Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star as Leonardo da Vinci in a film about the life of the Renaissance thinker and artist.

Paramount Pictures beat out Universal in an "intense" bidding war for the rights to the biopic, according to Deadline. The film will be based on an upcoming da Vinci book by "Steve Jobs" biographer Walter Isaacson.

According to a reported DiCaprio family legend, Leonardo DiCaprio got his name after his pregnant mother felt him "kicking like crazy one day when his parents were looking at a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci" in an Italian art museum.

No stranger to biopics, DiCaprio won his first best actor Oscar in 2015 for his role as the real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass in "The Revenant." He was also nominated for his portrayals of Howard Hughes in "The Aviator" (2005) and Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013). 

Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" book became a biopic of the same name in 2015, when director Danny Boyle adapted it for the big screen. Isaacson's "Leonardo da Vinci" book will be released in October. 

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15 movies and TV shows you didn't know were Stephen King adaptations

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From the earliest days of his career, the writing of Stephen Edwin King (along with close friend and pseudonym cancer victim Richard Bachman) has thrilled and terrified readers around the globe with tales of killer clowns, haunted hotels, and demented game shows broadcast in dystopian futures – to much critical and financial acclaim.

Of course, with success comes the perpetually originality-deficient Hollywood and its desires for film adaptations of anything that could make a splash in pop culture. For King, first on the silver screen came Carrie, and coming up next will be a proper adaptation of the Pennywise-starring IT later in September of this year.

Though those two stories have gone on to be remembered by countless people, sometimes, versions of Mr. King’s work that are adapted into a different form don’t leave a lasting legacy.

With that, here are 15 movies and TV shows you didn't know were Stephen King adaptations. 

If you haven’t seen or read these films, you might want to skim through the titles, because the write-ups contain SPOILERS!

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15. "Stand By Me"

Directed by former All in the Family star Rob Reiner in the earliest days of his career behind the camera, the 1986 film Stand by Me tells the story of childhood friends who go on a trek to find the body of a missing young man in 1960s Oregon.

In the film, children come of age, iconic moments occur, and viewers get to witness a fictional character played by a young Kiefer Sutherland that bears a strong resemblance to what actual Kiefer Sutherland looks like when he’s on a bender.

What most people don’t know is that the piece comes from a short story written by Stephen King. First published in 1982 in a short story collection called Different Seasons, and later shaped into a novella, The Body differs from its silver screen adaptation in a number of ways. None of King analogue Gordie’s friends survive into adulthood, and in the end of the piece, the character comes close to the Sutherland-played antagonist Ace in the future – a stark contrast to the final act of the beloved ’80s film.



14. "The Lawnmower Man"

Released at the dawn of the Clinton administration, this 1992 film is the rare King adaptation in that the author loathed it so much that he sued to have his name taken off the piece and emerged victorious in court, arguing that it bore no resemblance whatsoever to his original short story.

In the film, there are intelligent chimps trained for warfare, a mentally disabled man whom Pierce Brosnan’s fictional scientist Dr. Angelo experiments on to make intelligent (side note: wow, that bit would be condemned today) and a weird sexual storyline with a widow. The movie tanked and ended up with the standard sub-par straight to video sequel a few years later.

Maybe the film would’ve worked better had it adapted King’s actual story…well…maybe not. In the original short, a naked man follows a lawnmower and eats the grass behind it, and later on, the god Pan gets referenced just before the police arrive to investigate a brutal slaughter. It’s certainly not the most normal story by any means.



13. "Needful Things"

Another ‘90s adaptation of one of King’s works, Needful Things is a story about a supernatural antique shop in the often-visited setting of Castle Rock, Maine that frequently appears in King’s writing. In the piece, Max Von Sydow’s Leland Gaunt (read: Satan) manipulates residents of the area and generally causes chaos in the town before moving on to sow discord elsewhere.

Even though the film had a great cast with luminaries such as Ed Harris and the late and beloved scumbag character actor J.T Walsh giving their all, it was not a success. Currently, it sports a 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now, to be fair, at the time the piece was released, ads did mention that it was based on Stephen King’s original short story. But catching the film on some 3rd rate cable channel today at any point before the beginning and end credits, you wouldn’t realize it’s from the same man who gave us Christine and Children of the Corn.



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'Straight Outta Compton' star O'Shea Jackson Jr. is a scene stealer in his new movie

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. is best known for being the son of Ice Cube. But that's going to change soon.

Since playing his father in the hit N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" in 2015, the rising star has been keeping a low profile. However, it seems he was just waiting for the right role, and it finally came with the dark comedy, "Ingrid Goes West" (currently playing in theaters).

In the movie, in which Aubrey Plaza plays Ingrid — a social media stalker who is obsessed with an Instagram star (played by Elizabeth Olsen) — Jackson Jr. plays Dan Pinto, Ingrid's landlord and eventual love interest.

With a role that could have easily been forgettable, Jackson Jr., 26, uses it to become the movie's secret weapon. From his constant vaping to his obsession with Batman (specifically "Batman Forever"), Jackson Jr. elevates the movie's comedy while showing audiences there's a lot more to his talents than impersonating his father's gangsta rap days.

"I looked at 'Ingrid Goes West' as an opportunity to show my versatility as an actor," Jackson Jr. told Business Insider earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. "People see 'Straight Outta Compton' and they look at that as a big family project, but those people don't know that I went to film school. I went to the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, so cinema's a very big part of my life."

Jackson Jr. said a big reason why he hasn't gotten the steady work of his fellow castmates from "Compton," Corey Hawkins ("24: Legacy") and Jason Mitchell ("Detroit"), is simply because he was looking for something different than what he was being offered.

"This was the only script where I didn't get a gun," Jackson Jr. said of "Ingrid Goes West."

Ice Cube Straight Outta ComptonIn fact, it was Jackson Jr.'s fun personality that evolved the Dan Pinto role.

"We realized we had this goldmine and we were just like, 'How can we use this for the betterment of the story?'" director Matt Spicer said of casting Jackson Jr.

That led to Spicer and his cowriter, David Branson Smith, scrapping some of the things about the Pinto character they had in the screenplay, and tweaking it to better fit Jackson Jr.'s colorful personality.

We caught a glimpse of that at Sundance. With a big wide grin and infectious laugh, he's far from the introvert he depicted his father to be in "Straight Outta Compton." And when our interview ended, instead of going straight to his phone as most, Jackson Jr. jumped up and walked over to where his costars Plaza and Olsen were doing interviews, and began making funny faces at them. The two couldn't help but laugh while trying to answer questions. 

It might be a little while before we see Jackson Jr. in a comedic role again. He'll next be starring in the bank heist movie "Den of Thieves," and the sequel to 2014's "Godzilla." It seems his master plan is to try out all kinds of roles.

"I came up with this phrase today, I want to be Black Pitt," Jackson Jr. said. "I don't want to be typecast into one role, I want to be versatile. I want to have a long career in cinema."

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The 5 biggest winners and losers at the box office this summer — including 'Wonder Woman,' Rotten Tomatoes, and sequels (AMC)

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The summer movie season is supposed to be the time of year when movie studios and theaters cash in.

The big event movies are placed in the summer months to specifically draw in the kids who are out of school. In the past, that's led to a period when the movie industry makes a large chunk of its revenue for the year.

But both studios and exhibitors are suddenly seeing that the game has changed.

Summer movie ticket sales dropped 10% from the previous year in 2016 at the domestic box office. And they were down 12% this summer compared to 2016. The effects can be seen at the country's biggest multiplexes, which saw shares plummet.

It's hard to tell if the summer movie season will ever return to its former glory — especially when it seems the last few summers things on the small screen captured the zeitgeist more, whether it was Netflix's "Stranger Things" or HBO's "Game of Thrones."

But there will always be movies that break through and find an audience, and this summer was no different ("Wonder Woman,""Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2").

It's just becoming more evident that studios need to rethink what they release during the summer to compete with our addiction to streaming and mobile devices.

To look back on summer 2017 at the box office, we broke down the five big winners and losers:

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WINNER: 'Wonder Woman'

Warner Bros.'s long-awaited theatrical version of the legendary DC Comics character brought legitimacy to the studio's DC Extended Universe, and won the domestic box office this summer by taking in over $400 million. It's earned close to $800 million worldwide.

Director Patty Jenkins found the perfect combination of action sequences and inspiring origin story to make the movie into a can't-miss event of the summer, which is what Hollywood has craved.



LOSER: The Multiplex

AMC, the nation's largest theater chain, announced in early August that its shares dropped 27%, the biggest one-day decline in the company's history. This was due to the company saying it would record a second-quarter loss. And none of the other chains are doing any better: Regal's net income fell around 30% in the second quarter, while Cinemark's dropped 5%.

For many, most of the movies that hit the big multiplexes felt tired and unoriginal. It also didn't help that many had poor Rotten Tomatoes scores. Speaking of which ...



WINNER: Rotten Tomatoes

The review aggregator site really flexed its muscles this summer. With studies now having data to back up the claim that most moviegoers look at the site before deciding on buying movie tickets, more and more studios and distributors are using the "Tomatometer" score in their marketing of a movie — when the score is good.

And this summer when a studio anticipated a bad score, it delayed critics from seeing the movie as much as possible. Sony did that with the releases of "The Emoji Movie" (which on the day of its opening had a 0% rating) and "The Dark Tower." Though both received rotten scores on the site, they had respectable opening weekends ("The Dark Tower" won its weekend). This was partly because there was little competition on those weekends, but also because critics chimed in much later than usual.

The power of the Tomatometer is real!



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Netflix cofounder's MoviePass will now let you see one movie per day in theaters for just $10 a month

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Netflix cofounder Mitch Lowe has a radical new business model for his startup MoviePass.

For just $9.95 a month, Lowe's company will allow its subscribers to see up to one movie a day in any U.S. movie theater that accepts debit card payments. 

As MoviePass will pay the full price of every ticket sold to theaters, the company faces potentially huge losses, and has secured new funding to accommodate the new subscription plan.

The startup announced Tuesday that it had sold a majority stake to big data firm Helios and Matheson Analytics in order to promote a nationwide rollout of its new low, flat-rate service. 

"MoviePass was founded to make it easier for passionate moviegoers and casual fans to see films the way they’re meant to be seen — in the theater," Lowe said in a statement. "Our vision has always been to make the moviegoing experience more affordable and enjoyable for our subscribers. We are changing the way consumers think about going to the movies by making it possible to experience a broader array of films — from the latest summer blockbuster to a critically-acclaimed documentary — through a subscription model."

For Helio and Matheson's CEO Ted Farnsworth, the goal of financing MoviePass is to eventually collect data on viewing behaviors from a large base of moviegoers. Farnsworth told Bloomberg that the startup will be able to target ads and market to its subscribers in a manner "no different than Facebook or Google."

MoviePass was founded in 2011 as a $30 per month membership. Mitch Lowe took over the company in 2016, and its service is currently available in 91% of movie theaters across the country.

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The 'honest trailer' for 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' shows how Marvel movies have become too flippant for their own good

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • There's a new edition of "Honest Trailers" poking fun at "Guardians of the Galaxy 2."
  • It points out that Marvel movies make too much fun of themselves to be great.
  • For example, Drax and Rocket Raccoon laugh a lot on-screen, telling the audience when to laugh.
  • And dramatic moments are undercut with jokes, killing their emotional impact.
  • The movie is still pretty good though.
  • Watch the video below.

 

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RANKED: The 21 best heist movies of all time

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There's something about a good heist movie that makes going to the multiplex worthwhile.

With the high stakes, and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.

As Steven Soderbergh dives back into the genre with the excellent "Logan Lucky" on Friday (in which Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Daniel Craig try to rob a NASCAR race), we thought it was a good time to look back on the classics of the genre.

Here are the 21 best heist movies of all time, ranked:

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21. "A Fish Called Wanda"

John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin play a bumbling group who commit a robbery of very pricey diamonds and then try to con one another out of the loot. Cleese and Palin are at top form, and Kline's portrayal of a cocky American earned him an Oscar win for best supporting actor.  



20. “Mission: Impossible”

Though Tom Cruise's first time playing Ethan Hunt showed off all of the fun spy aspects of the franchise, it also had a very elaborate heist element. Hunt breaking into CIA headquarters to steal the "NOC" list is a highlight of the film.



19. “Bottle Rocket”

For Wes Anderson's directorial debut, he cast then-unknown brothers Luke and Owen Wilson as friends who plan the heist of a factory only for things to go horribly wrong.



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The world's largest movie-theater chain is trying to block MoviePass' new $10-a-month plan (AMC)

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Following the surprising news on Tuesday that MoviePass would begin a $9.95-a-month subscription service in which members can see one movie a day in US theaters, AMC Theaters has announced it is looking into whether it can block the service.

The largest theater chain in the world issued a statement late Tuesday saying it was consulting with its attorneys on whether it could stop accepting MoviePass.

"AMC believes that holding out to consumers that first-run movies can be watched in theaters at great quantities for a monthly price of $9.95 isn't doing moviegoers any favors," the statement said. "In AMC's view, that price level is unsustainable and only sets up consumers for ultimate disappointment down the road if or when the product can no longer be fulfilled."

That is the biggest question many have in the exhibition world: How will MoviePass be financially sustainable? BoxOfficeMojo says movie tickets in the US cost $8.89 on average. At that price, the company will lose money on a subscriber who sees just two movies a month.

One source told Business Insider it's assumed that the company would be relying on advertising revenue, but MoviePass would have to do huge levels of traffic to really make any money. The service had about 20,000 subscribers in December and hopes to add 100,000 more with the new plan.

"MoviePass was founded to make it easier for passionate moviegoers and casual fans to see films the way they're meant to be seen — in the theater," MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said in a statement. "Our vision has always been to make the moviegoing experience more affordable and enjoyable for our subscribers. We are changing the way consumers think about going to the movies by making it possible to experience a broader array of films — from the latest summer blockbuster to a critically acclaimed documentary — through a subscription model."

MoviePass announced Tuesday that it had sold a majority stake to the big-data firm Helios and Matheson Analytics to promote a nationwide rollout of its $9.95-a-month plan.

Business Insider contacted the other major US theaters chains, Regal and Cinemark, to see whether either company was planning to attempt to block MoviePass, but neither immediately responded for comment.

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Channing Tatum's hilarious heist movie 'Logan Lucky' is one of this summer's best — here's what critics are saying

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • "Logan Lucky" is a comedic heist film from the director of the "Ocean's Trilogy."
  • Adam Driver and Channing Tatum play brothers. 
  • Critics are loving how fun the movie is.
  • "Logan Lucky" hits theaters Friday.


NASCAR heist film "Logan Lucky" is one of the best movies of the summer.

Director Steven Soderbergh, the man behind the glorious "Ocean's Trilogy" and "Magic Mike," came out of his feature film retirement to direct a new heist comedy using the Charlotte Motor Speedway as a backdrop.

Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Riley Keough play siblings trying to reverse an unlucky "family curse" and team up with incarcerated villain Joe Bang, played by Daniel Craig using a hilariously unrecognizable Southern drawl.

The cast rounds out with Katie Holmes, Sebastian Stan, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, and Katherine Waterston. 

Six NASCAR drivers also make cameos in the film. 

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With a run time of about two hours, the movie holds a pretty impressive 93% on Rotten Tomatoes with 41 reviews in. The consensus is that the heist movie is fun and smart, but doesn't overdo the ridiculous aspect of it. Here's what critics love about it.

It is a combination of a hit story with masterful delivery. 

"Soderbergh — who hasn't been sitting around doing nothing for the past four years, as he directed two seasons of the acclaimed series 'The Knick' — shows here that the melding of mainstream storytelling and artful execution is possible."

Business Insider, Jason Guerrasio 

There is heart behind the characters. 

"Robbing an oval of paved cement in Charlotte isn’t quite as complicated as robbing the Bellagio, and while it’s true that the Logans aren’t running the most sophisticated crew in the world, there’s still not all that much for them to do. As a result, the film becomes as much of a hangout as it is a heist, as Soderbergh’s sedate pacing lets his cast sink their teeth into their characters. He gives each of these actors just enough rope to lasso us in, and every single one of them knows how to wrangle it."

IndieWire, David Ehrlich

It's just plain fun.

"Working with a script by first-time writer Rebecca Blunt, Soderbergh has made the sort of breezy, unpretentious, just-for-fun film that scarcely exists anymore, one almost anyone could enjoy. In terms of milieu, it overlaps with the two 'Magic Mike' outings, that being the working-class South (Soderbergh hails from Georgia and Louisiana, it should be remembered), and it gives off the same sort of gently rollicking good-time vibe."

The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy

It's a familiar movie, but that doesn't ruin the experience.

"Maybe 'Logan Lucky' is as easy and familiar as it is because, well, even the most curious minds crave a little comforting sameness now and then. Which is exactly what 'Logan Lucky' delivers, an engaging and self-aware retread of past high jinks. Nothing will surprise you, really, or challenge in any way." 

Vanity Fair, Richard Lawson

The story doesn't focus on too much more than it has to. 

"There’s a lot to explain here, with regard to the setting and the mechanics of the caper, but Soderbergh rarely gets bogged down in details and only spells out what he has to. It’s a relief to watch a commercial movie from a director who trusts you to figure out plot points along the way.

First-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt (rumored to be Jules Asner, Soderbergh’s wife) never complicates things past a Robin Hood framing — these folks are stealing from the rich to give to the poor, nothing more...If Soderbergh’s first Ocean’s had a pitch-perfect ensemble cast, this down-home version matches up in every way."

— LA Weekly, April Wolfe

Catch the film in theaters on Friday. Watch the trailer below:

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'He's diabolical': Leah Remini says Scientology poster boy Tom Cruise is not a good person

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Former Scientologist Leah Remini held a Reddit AMA on Tuesday night, ahead of the second season premiere of her A&E show, "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath."
  • A Redditor asked Remini if famous Scientologist Tom Cruise is a good person.
  • She answered that he's not a good person, fakes his public persona, and that anyone who has worked with him — Scientologists and non-Scientologists — would say he's "diabolical."
  • Remini also explained that Cruise and other celebrity Scientologists wouldn't stay in the same room as her nor work on the same projects as the actress.


Leah Remini is clearly not fond of Scientology poster boy Tom Cruise.

Remini, who famously left Scientology in 2013 after 30 years, held a Reddit AMA on Tuesday ahead of the second season premiere of her A&E show, "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath." During which, she was asked if Cruise is a good person.

"No! Just going to get straight to it," she answered emphatically, "no!"

Cruise is Scientology's most famous public face as its most visible and most vocal supporter in Hollywood. He has been a member of the church since the late 1980s. It's reported that the church vetted and chose the movie star's second and third wives, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. The internet is full of videos of Cruise exhibiting his trademark over-the-top enthusiasm for Scientology at its conferences and in its promotional materials.

Remini believes that Cruise's real personality is vastly different from the one he projects in public. She said that those who really know the actor would say he's "diabolical."

"There is a public persona of the guy who looks at you directly in the eye and shakes your hand and hugs you and is an attentive person to you and there's the person behind the mask who is a completely different person," Remini wrote. "Someone could say we all have that — what we are to the public and who we are behind the scenes, but the people who are around Tom and work for Tom, not even people who are Scientologists, they will say he is diabolical. People who've worked with me will say I can be an a------ — all actors can be. That is different. He's very similar to David Miscavige, they could be twins."

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Miscavige is the current leader of Scientology. He's credited with swelling its member ranks and Scientology's bank account. But he also reportedly resorts to violence, intimidation, created a "Lord of the Flies" atmosphere among staffers, and even punished staff by sending them to Scientology detention centers.

When another Reddit member asked Remini if she has recently bumped into Cruise and how he would behave if they were in the same room, she said, "I have not bumped into Tom and if we were to be in the same room Tom would be forced to walk out of the room and avoid me and any Ex-Scientologist."

In fact, Remini said that's how all celebrity Scientologists behave in the same situation: "They ignore me and walk out of rooms."

Additionally, she said that Scientologists would even turn down a role if it meant working with her.

"Well, I would do it,"she said during the AMA, "because unlike Scientologists I'm not a bigot, but Scientologists can't work with me."

So it doesn't look like Remini will be costarring with confirmed Scientologists— such as John Travolta, Elisabeth Moss, Kirstie Alley, and Laura Prepon — in the foreseeable future.

A representative for Cruise didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

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18 famous movie quotes everyone gets wrong

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You may think you know some of the most iconic lines from classic movies, but your ears or memory may be deceiving you. 

If you've been going around quoting Darth Vader as saying, "Luke, I am your father," you've been doing it all wrong. And if you think Clint Eastwood asked a robber if the punk felt lucky, that's not the case at all. 

INSIDER rounded up some of the most common movie quotes everyone gets incorrect with help from AMC's invaluable filmsite.org, which has an extensive list of film misquotes. 

Some of them are minor confusions of one of two tiny words. Others, like in "Silence of the Lambs," are slightly more jarring and flat out incorrect.

Why do we remember some of the biggest quotes in movie history incorrectly?

Some suggest we morph quotes to make a line of dialogue more accessible by the general public. It also doesn't help when popular movies released years later reinforce the incorrect dialogue. 

Keep reading to see some of the biggest movie misquotes of all time. You can check out a more thorough list at AMC's filmsite here.

SEE ALSO: The 13 Alfred Hitchcock movies you need to watch in your lifetime

"Dracula" (1931)

Misquote: "I want to suck your blood!"
Actual movie quote: Nothing. The line was never said.

"I want to suck your blood" was said in 1994's "Ed Wood"when Dr. Tom Mason was practicing an impersonation of Bela Lugosi. 



"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937)

Misquote: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
Actual movie quote: "Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one of all?"

Versions of the incorrect line have been said in countless movies afterward including Disney's "101 Dalmatians" which may make people remember the original movie differently.



"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)

Misquote: "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" or "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto."
Actual movie quote: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

A version of the misquote can be heard in 1989's "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" when the siblings are shrunk down in size. 



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'Mission: Impossible 6' production has been halted because Tom Cruise broke his ankle

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Tom Cruise's love for doing his own stunts has finally caught up with him.

The 55-year-old actor broke his ankle attempting a stunt on the London set of "Mission: Impossible 6," and production is now on hiatus, according to a statement from Paramount Pictures.

The studio didn't not specify when shooting will start back up, but Variety reports that production on "M:I 6" will be halted for between six weeks and three months.

Paramount is still planning a July 27, 2018, release of the movie, and one source told the trade it's possible the movie could still finish on time, if the focus is put on post-production while Cruise is healing, and the studio then shoots the rest of the star's scenes when he returns.

Finishing on time would certainly make life a lot easier for Paramount. Cruise's costars on the movie — Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Ferguson — are all either in the midst of working on other projects or will jump right into one when the scheduled end date on "M:I 6" hits.

If production misses that date, it could take a lot of maneuvering of schedules (and cooperation with other studios) to get everyone back to complete the latest movie in Paramount's moneymaking franchise.

The previous "Mission: Impossible" movie, 2015's "Rogue Nation," earned over $682 million worldwide at the box office. The Cruise injury could also affect the filming and release of his next project, the "Top Gun" sequel.

On Sunday, TMZ released video of Cruise missing his mark when jumping from one roof top to another on the set of "Mission: Impossible 6." He crashed into the side of the building he was jumping to. After pulling himself onto the roof, he began limping.

Here's video of Cruise attempting the stunt:

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15 good movies with terrible endings

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The INSIDER Summary: 

  • Some movies are very good until they reach the ending.
  • Movies like "The Village" and "The Game" have twist endings that just don't work.
  • Other movies like "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Shutter Island" leave too many loose ends.

We here at Complex Pop Culture truly believe that movies can be enjoyed on a spectrum — from the truly spectacular to the truly terrible — there's usually at least SOMETHING quality, even in the worst, worst films. People don't enjoy "The Room" just because. But if anything can ruin a movie, no matter the quality, it can be the ending. 

It's like the Olympics, if you don't stick the landing, then the whole thing is pretty f*****. So see if you agree with us about these very good movies (including many from a certain director...) that completely bomb the landing. 

"A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" (2001)

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor

Why is this a good movie (at first)?
After their son recovers from a seemingly mortal illness, a married couple discards David, their adopted life-like android (Osment), who they acquired to unconditionally love the grieving mother. On his own, David soon meets Gigolo Joe (Law at his greasiest) and they avoid a neon-lit carnival of android destruction before going to an underwater Coney Island to have the Blue Fairy turn him into a real boy a la Pinocchio, which he believes will get his mother to love him. Produced by Stanley Kubrick, it’s suitably nuts.

Why does the ending mess it up?
After waiting out a 2,000 year ice age, David gets discovered by slender, super-advanced androids that give him one final day to experience his simulated feelings towards a clone of his adopted mother. Spielberg seems to make a point about our inevitable future belonging to machines that can only feel shadows of our “genuine” emotions, or...something. Its unsatisfying ambiguity makes me yearn for his usual style of guiding me by the hand to the exact emotion that I’m supposed to feel. — John Flynn



"The Village" (2004)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody

Why is this a good movie (at first)?
It has a pretty crappy reputation as another subpar, twisty Shyamalan offering, but stay with me: 90% of "The Village" is actually great. Stuffed to the actual gills with some unfairly good performances and shot for the gods by Roger Deakins, "The Village" might be, at least elementally, one of M. Night Shyamalan’s best films. It’s creatively scripted despite a few clunky lines of dialogue, and it uses its period setting to bone-chilling effect. It’s no "The Witch," but "The Village" had the ingredients to become one of the more competent monster movies of the last few decades. So close, and yet so far.

Why does the ending mess it up?
Though presumably set at the turn of the 20th century, Shyamalan spends the last 15 minutes of the movie to reveal (with his own cameo, no less) that the film actually takes place in the present, and that the events we’ve just witnessed took place within a controlled compound. The monsters aren’t real, the lore isn’t real, and the stakes of the film drop to the movie equivalent of absolute zero. — Aubrey Page



"High Tension" (2003)

Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Cécile De France, Maïwenn

Why is this a good movie (at first)?
Whether or not you f*** with "High Tension" is going to basically rely on your taste for gory, brutal horror. It’s a movie for those with strong stomachs and nerves of steel, and even then you’re likely to come out the other side feeling a little different about yourself. It’s a no holds barred, merciless bloodbath, and an undeniably well made genre experience that unfortunately can’t help but try to elevate its slim but effective premise — scary man chases girl and her friend, killing everyone around her — into a movie that ultimately buckles under its own pretensions.

Why does the ending mess it up?
It may wear its sadistic ass heart on its sleeve, but Aja can’t help but try to double down on the twisted premise, messily attempting to reveal that the killer isn’t an unknown assailant but the best friend of our protagonist, in the throes of a violent nervous breakdown. It’s not just super homophobic (the movie is sure to clarify that the best friend is in love with our main character), it’s a reveal that lets all the damn air out of the gritty s*** that came before it. In this case, it was a story to play straight, but Aja couldn’t help but reach for a gotcha. — Aubrey Page



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Here's an easy way to check which theaters in your area work with MoviePass's $10-a-month movie theater subscription

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With the announcement that it would be slashing its prices to $10-a-month, MoviePass suddenly turned its subscription into a hot commodity. The service, which allows members to go to one movie a day in theaters, has seen its popularity skyrocket thanks to its new rock-bottom price. 

But for some, particularly those who don't live in cities, it might still be tough to tell whether the service is worth signing up for. After all, there's no point in paying for MoviePass if none of the theaters near you accept it.

Thankfully, the industrious folks at Reddit have come up with a quick and easy solution. Reddit user Mdude2312 created a website that allows you to enter your ZIP code to see which theaters near you take MoviePass (just a heads up, the website is getting a lot of attention so it might take a few seconds to process). He explained in his post that the data comes directly from the MoviePass website, so it is as reliable as getting it directly from the app.

You can still look up which theaters near you accept MoviePass over on the official website, but with the increase in interest, the official website has suffered frequent outages. Simply put, this is the quickest and easiest way.

So before you sign up for the service, take a look to make sure MoviePass is accepted at your favorite theater. 

Check it out here. 

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MoviePass CEO explains why his $10-a-month business model isn't as crazy as it sounds (AMC)

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Many in Hollywood are still scratching their heads about how MoviePass' new subscription model of $9.95-a-month, to see one film per day in theaters, can be successful — but the company's CEO Mitch Lowe isn't concerned.

In an interview with Variety, Lowe and Helios and Matheson Analytics CEO Ted Farnsworth (who this week took a majority stake in MoviePass for $27 million), boasted about a rise in subscriptions after news of the lowered fee.

The pair also shrugged off the threat by AMC Theaters, the world's largest movie chain, which is considering taking legal action to make it impossible for MoviePass to be used in its theaters.

AMC's biggest complaint is the $9.95 price, and that sentiment is echoed throughout the exhibition industry from those Business Insider has spoken to. AMC and others simply think it's too low, and that at some point MoviePass will have to raise the subscription price to stay in business. 

Lowe, who is a cofounder of Netflix and former CEO of Redbox, says this isn't true.

"They don't understand our business model," Lowe told the trade. "Even active moviegoers had to think is $14.95 really worth it? At $9.95, even people who rarely go say I’d be crazy not to do that. We need to offset costs in Manhattan and L.A. by getting a lot of people in Kansas City and Omaha, and places where the average ticket price is five or six bucks to sign up."

Lowe said before making the announcement he and his team talked to independent theaters, and the other major chains like Cinemark and Regal, which are all taking a wait-and-see approach, he said. Lowe believes AMC's stance against MoviePass is "all bluster."

AMC theater"The fascinating thing is we use a MasterCard debit card. We pay full price for the tickets we buy," Lowe said. "They would essentially have to not take MasterCard in order to block us. I don’t think you can cancel that agreement without severe penalties."

Lowe and Farnsworth believe it's time for the movie theater industry to realize that subscription packages are in its best interest. Farnsworth said that 75% of MoviePass subscribers are millennials, who are accustomed to having subscriptions for all their entertainment, whether it be Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon.

The company plans to go public by the end of January 2018, and promises a huge growth in subscription numbers. As of December last year, MoviePass had 20,000 subscribers. It hopes to hit 100,000 by next year. Farnsworth is confident that goal can be met.

"I can tell you that we’re way ahead of our business model. In the first day, we exceeded our business model," he said.

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Steven Soderbergh makes a much better 'Ocean's Eleven' with Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in 'Logan Lucky'

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If you ever think, "I wonder how this movie would have looked without the watered-down movie-studio treatment," then get ready for Steven Soderbergh's return to making feature films.

After a four-year retirement — his last feature film was 2013's "Side Effects"— the Oscar winner gives us "Logan Lucky," basically an indie version of one of his biggest box-office successes ever, the Las Vegas heist movie "Ocean's Eleven."

This is not a knock on Soderbergh. I'm not trying to imply he's just going back to familiar territory. He's the last person in Hollywood you could ever make that claim about.

What I see in "Logan Lucky" is Soderbergh showing us that despite how much we loved George Clooney and Brad Pitt running around outwitting the major Vegas casinos, it's better when Channing Tatum and Adam Driver try to rip off one of Nascar's biggest races — with zero studio interference.

Always looking for a way to be in control of every aspect of his creations, Soderbergh started the domestic distribution company Fingerprint Releasing, and through a first-look deal with Amazon Prime, he's looking to push out wide-release titles. "Logan Lucky" is the first, and he's teaming up with the distribution company Bleecker Street to release it on August 18.

And it certainly looks like he has a hit coming.

Tatum and Driver play the Logan brothers, Jimmy and Clyde. Born and bred in West Virginia, the two have suffered a lifetime of things going wrong. Jimmy was a high school football star who was bound for the NFL until his knee blew out. Clyde has always had his brother's back, and it has led to him going to prison and losing his hand during a tour in Iraq.

Convinced the family is cursed, Jimmy tries to change their luck. After being laid off from his latest job, he hatches a plan to rob all the cash that flows through the Charlotte Motor Speedway on race day. He and Clyde assemble their team, which includes their sister, Mellie (Riley Keough), and the best explosives man they know, Joe Bang (Daniel Craig).

Logan Lucky 2 Fingerprint Releasing Bleecker Street finalLike every great heist movie, nothing goes according to plan, leading to some great thrills. But the movie, written by Rebecca Blunt, is also extremely funny. Tatum and Driver have some laugh-out-loud exchanges, and Craig, sporting a fantastic Southern drawl, steals every scene he's in.

You might be asking, "So how is this better than 'Ocean's Eleven' … or 'Twelve' … or 'Thirteen'?"

There's a pace to the movie for which most studio heads (and test audiences) just would not have the patience. One of the movie's subplots is Jimmy's relationship with his ex-wife (Katie Holmes) and his daughter — an important component of the story that would have most likely been cut up into a forgettable glance if this had been made at the studio level.

And the third act brings in the robbery's investigator (Hilary Swank), which also would have most likely been slimmed down for fear of losing the audience.

But all these things give the story and characters a richness that betters the movie. Soderbergh — who hasn't been sitting around doing nothing for the past four years, as he directed two seasons of the acclaimed series "The Knick"— shows here that the melding of mainstream storytelling and artful execution is possible.

I'm thankful he's back directing features, and I can't wait for the next ride he takes us on.

"Logan Lucky" opens in theaters August 18.

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'Mission: Impossible 6' director explains how Tom Cruise broke his ankle attempting a stunt

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On Wednesday, Paramount confirmed that Tom Cruise broke his ankle while attempting a stunt on the set of "Mission: Impossible 6" in London over the weekend.

Now the movie's director, Christopher McQuarrie, has explained what led to the injury.

In an interview with Empire, McQuarrie, who previously directed two other Cruise movies — "Jack Reacher" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"— said that Cruise had attempted the stunt three times before breaking his ankle on the fourth jump. The reason: He hit the building on a "slightly different angle" than the previous times.

McQuarrie also cleared up an assumption that was made about the failed stunt. Cruise was never attempting to land on top of the roof he was jumping to, he said.

"The speculation was that Tom had somehow missed or fell short," McQuarrie said. "The truth is that the stunt was never designed for Tom to jump from rooftop to rooftop which a) would have been pretty boring and b) when you see the actual shot you'll understand how it was designed. Also, when you look at what was posted on the internet, you can see Tom do the same stunt multiple times. He was always supposed to slam into the side of the building. That’s what gives the stunt its energy."

Here's Cruise attempting the stunt:

Production on "M:I 6" is on hiatus and it's unknown how long it will take for Cruise to recover, however, McQuarrie said that he's doesn't feel the July 27, 2018 release date needs to be changed. What will be more challenging is getting the shot of Cruise breaking his ankle in the movie.

"I now have to move heaven and earth to make sure that the shot is in the movie," McQuarrie said. "We went to all that effort to get it. It’s a pretty fantastic shot."

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Why there are no women of color on the top 10 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Forbes released its annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
  • No women of color are on it.
  • A Forbes editor explained it's because there's a limited number of roles written for non-white actresses.


Emma Stone earned $26 million in the past year, bringing her to the top of Forbes's list of the top 10 highest-paid actresses in the world and toppling two-year champion Jennifer Lawrence.

The rest of the list is all white women.

It includes zero women of color, despite the popularity of Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, and Viola Davis. And international stars like Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and Indian star Deepika Padukone, both of whom made the list in previous years.

The reason, Forbes editor Natalie Robehmed told Cosmopolitan, is because of the lack of diversity in the roles offered in movies and television shows:

"This year's ranking did not include a single actress of color. Last year, Deepika Padukone and Fan Bingbing made the cut, but this year both failed to earn the $11.5 million entry due to quieter schedules, FORBES estimates.

The lack of diversity on the list comes down to roles: Only 28.3% of all speaking roles across formats go to characters from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, according to a 2016 study. That means there are simply fewer characters—and fewer high-paying roles—written for women of color. When studios, directors and screenwriters begin creating more main characters for women of color in the types of big budget movies that pay huge upfront fees and backend profits, we'll see more actors of color on the list."

Emma Stone starred in just one movie in the 12-month span Forbes uses to arrive at its figures, from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017: "La La Land." The musical, co-starring Ryan Gosling, made $445 million at the international box office.

Here's the full list of the actresses who made the most money, along with how much each one made, according to Forbes's estimates:

  1. Emma Stone—$26 million
  2. Jennifer Aniston—$25.5 million
  3. Jennifer Lawrence—$24 million
  4. Melissa McCarthy—$18 million
  5. Mila Kunis—$15.5 million
  6. Emma Watson—$14 million
  7. Charlize Theron—$14 million
  8. Cate Blanchett—$12 million
  9. Julia Roberts—$12 million
  10. Amy Adams—$11.5 million

Not all the news is bad, though. Despite rampant ageism in Hollywood, six of the actresses are over 40 years old. Those actresses, Forbes notes, tend to develop their own roles, like Charlize Theron who spent half a decade producing "Atomic Blonde."

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A standalone 'Star Wars' movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly in the works

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A standalone "Star Wars" movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the very early stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot,""The Hours") is in talks to direct. The project currently has no script, according to the report. And it isn't known if Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the Jedi master, which he played in the "Star Wars" prequels. Alec Guinness originated the role in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.

Needless to say, it's hard to imagine a Kenobi project being of any interest to audiences if McGregor wasn't involved, and the actor has been saying for years he's up for it.

Last year he told Business Insider that "it would be fun" to play the role again.

“Listen, I have been asked about it a lot, to the point where it looks a bit like I'm sort of touting for work,” McGregor said at the time. “I’ve been very open to say I'd be happy to do it, if they want to do it.”

He added about the "Star Wars" movies under Disney: "I think they are set going into the 2030s with their movies, but it would be fun to do, of course I'd be happy to do it,” he said.

A fun starting point for a screenwriter could be Marvel's one-off comic book, "Star Wars #7." The story delves into the journals that Luke Skywalker finds after returning to Tatooine following the events in “A New Hope.” Kenobi’s writings give us a glimpse of what he did for years on the planet while he was in hiding from the Empire.

Business Insider contacted McGregor's representatives for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

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27 movies you need to see this fall

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Summer's the time for big, loud blockbuster movies and a few gems scattered in between. It's the fall when the real heavy-hitters come out.

Later this year, we'll see a bevy of Oscar contenders like "Molly's Game," independent film darlings that found their way to the big screen like "Call Me By Your Name," risky thrillers like "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," and, of course, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Here are all the movies to keep an eye out for this fall.

Stephen King's terrifying clown novel gets the movie screen treatment with "It."

Release date: September 8

Watch the trailer here.



Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem deal with creepy visitors in the Darren Aronofsky supernatural thriller "Mother!"

Release date: September 15

Watch the trailer here.



The elite British spy group meets its American counterpart in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Taron Egerton.

Release date: September 22

Watch the trailer here.



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