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Hollywood Docket: Disney Gets Favored Turf in ‘Predator’ Rights Fight

Hollywood Docket: Disney Gets Favored Turf in ‘Predator’ Rights Fight

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, TEENAGERS
A roundup of entertainment law news including trouble for Ice Cube's lawsuit against Robinhood as well as a plea bargain for ex-MPAA general counsel Steven Fabrizio. Disney’s 20th Century unit will win the first round in an ongoing battle over franchise rights to the 1987 action film Predator. On April 15, two dueling suits were filed. First, in San Francisco, Jim and John Thomas — the brothers who wrote the original screenplay — filed a complaint seeking confirmation of successfully recapturing rights under the termination provision of the Copyright Act. Within hours, in Los Angeles, Disney filed its own complaint seeking to hold on to rights. The case will ultimately turn on the proper method of counting time, but first comes the determination of where the battle will play ...
‘In the Heights’ breaks ground by rejecting old Latino movie tropes

‘In the Heights’ breaks ground by rejecting old Latino movie tropes

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, MUSIC
Lin-Manuel Miranda said he and playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes "stuck to our guns" to create dynamic characters often "in the margins" of Hollywood's usual stories. Lin-Manuel Miranda was 19 when he first wrote what he called “a very bad musical” that saw only five notes make it into the final version of "In the Heights," which won four Tony Awards following its Broadway premiere in 2008. Now, after a long trek to get the right studio to produce the film adaptation, the highly anticipated movie premieres Thursday. Like the stage version, it breaks ground because it centers on Latino characters that have long been missing in mainstream films, TV shows and theater productions. "In the Heights" tells the stories of generations of residents and business owners in the predominantl...
Why Terminator Would Have Ruined Mel Gibson’s Career

Why Terminator Would Have Ruined Mel Gibson’s Career

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
Mad Max star Mel Gibson chose against playing the Terminator, and missing out on the blockbuster part helped the versatile actor avoid being typecast. Mad Max star Mel Gibson turned down the title role in The Terminator, and the actor’s career trajectory in the years since proves that he was right to do so. Released in 1984, future Aliens director James Cameron’s original Terminator was a gritty, violent sci-fi horror that proved a huge hit at the box office and catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger to superstardom thanks to his terrifying turn as the titular killer. Schwarzenegger had seen some success with earlier outings such as Conan the Barbarian, but playing the eponymous near-mute android assassin proved a perfect fit for his imposing physique and off-kilter delivery. Biza...
This Arnold Schwarzenegger Flick Is the #3 Movie on Netflix (& It Has a Murder Mystery Twist)

This Arnold Schwarzenegger Flick Is the #3 Movie on Netflix (& It Has a Murder Mystery Twist)

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
This throwback Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is a total must-watch. (And no, we’re not talking about The Terminator.) Introducing Sabotage, which originally hit theaters back in 2014. Now that it’s available to watch on Netflix, it’s already claimed the number three spot on the streaming service’s list of most-watched films. (It’s currently ranked behind Army of the Dead and The Woman in the Window.) So, what’s it about? Sabotage (which is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel And Then There Were None) introduces viewers to John “Breacher” Wharton (Schwarzenegger), the leader of the DEA’s Special Operations Team. Join Wharton and his team as they take on their latest assignment, which involves raiding a violent drug cartel’s safe house. They complete the mission ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Wants To Return For New Total Recall Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Wants To Return For New Total Recall Movie

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
With the exception of the Terminator franchise, his recurring cameos in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables series and 1984’s Conan the Destroyer, Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn’t revisited any of his most famous movies, but that hasn’t been due to a lack of trying on the part of either the various studios involved or the action hero himself. The actor has turned down the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in every Predator to follow in the wake of John McTiernan’s classic original, writer Steven E. De Souza admitted that he penned a Commando sequel, James Cameron toyed with the idea of True Lies 2 for a while, Twins sequel Triplets has languished in development hell for decades, and Kindergarten Cop 2 eventually arrived straight to video sixteen years after the original with Dolph Lu...
Why Entourage star Adrian Grenier abandoned Hollywood for a new life on a remote farm

Why Entourage star Adrian Grenier abandoned Hollywood for a new life on a remote farm

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
Adrian Grenier might have lived the high life as Vincent Chase in Entourage, but now the Hollywood actor is living a self-sufficient life in Texas. In an interview with Austin Life magazine, Grenier revealed he put Los Angeles and New York behind him so he could pursue farming. His farm is reportedly 45 minutes outside of Austin in Bastrop, a city that has a population of roughly 88,723, according to US Census data. It also sits not far from the Colorado River and wildflower fields, the magazine reports. "I bought a place in Austin five years ago and a year ago I decided to move here permanently,” Grenier told Austin Life. ”I had friends here, I ran a business here, and liked the pace. Austin is cosmopolitan without being snooty; it’s earthy. People are smart and successful b...