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‘The Upside’ Likely to Become STX Films’ First No. 1 Debut

There seems to be no downside to Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s comedy-drama “The Upside.” The STX Films pic is on its way to becoming the entertainment company’s first No. 1 debut with an estimated $19.5 million from 3,080 North American sites, knocking Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” into the second place slot. STX Films’ previous biggest debut […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 12th, 2019

Kevin Hart Promotes "The Upside" at SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Kevin Hart discusses his new movie The Upside at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations event! The 39-year-old Night School actor and comedian stepped out for the event held at The Robin Williams Center on Wednesday (January 9) in New York City. He was joined by director Neil Burger. That same day, Kevin attended the MOMS release [...] Kevin Hart discusses his new movie The Upside at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations event! The 39-year-old Night School actor and comedian stepped out for the event held at The Robin Williams Center on Wednesday (January 9) in New York City. He was joined by director Neil Burger. That same day, Kevin attended the MOMS release of The Upside at the New York Institute of Technology. “Ran into my guy @50cent today while doing promo in NY….Truly one of the funniest people on the damn planet!!!!” Kevin shared on Instagram the same day as well, adding, “Still out and about getting the word out about my movie ‘The Upside’ …..Work hard & play harder. Make sure y’all get to the theaters this Friday and check out the movie #LilSwag #TheUpside.” The Upside is a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him. READ MORE: Kevin Hart Gives Final Answer, Won’t Host Oscars 2019 15+ pictures inside of Kevin Hart promoting The Upside….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 10th, 2019

Watch Jimmy Fallon & The Stranger Things Boys Literally Go "Upside Down" In Tonight Show"s Dance Battle!

In Hawkins, Indiana, getting to the Upside Down is a dangerous mission. On The Tonight Show, all it takes is Jimmy Fallon physically turning the camera upside down! The boys of Stranger Things stopped by Thursday's taping to promote the latest season of their hit Netflix series. What better way to do that? A dance battle challenging [...] In Hawkins, Indiana, getting to the Upside Down is a dangerous mission. On The Tonight Show, all it takes is Jimmy Fallon physically turning the camera upside down! The boys of Stranger Things stopped by Thursday's taping to promote the latest season of their hit Netflix series. What better way to do that? A dance battle challenging Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin to pull off some '80s-inspired dance moves! Video: Millie Bobby Brown Slays Stranger Things Season 1 Recap Rap! In the clip, Mike, Dustin, Will and Lucas do their best to interpret requests that include "Toastin' Waffles," "Breaking Through the Goo," and "Trying to Fix an ‘80s TV." Because the stakes are pretty low in these games, the competition ended with the boys and Fallon teaming up together (Stranger Things style!) to attempt "The Upside Get Down." Everyone's a winner! Ch-ch-check out the silly clip (above) to see the fun......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 3rd, 2017

'Sesame Street' Creators Sue STX Entertainment Over Marketing for 'The Happytime Murders' - Variety

Variety'Sesame Street' Creators Sue STX Entertainment Over Marketing for 'The Happytime Murders'Variety“Sesame Street” creators on Thursday filed a lawsuit against STX Entertainment, alleging that its marketing campaign for “The Happytime Murders,” an R-rated Melissa McCarthy film featuring naughty and foul-mouthed Henson puppets, tarnishes the “Sesame ...'Sesame Street' Bosses Grouchy With STX Over Melissa McCarthy Flick 'Happytime Murders'DeadlineSesame Street Creators Sue Melissa McCarthy's New Movie Over 'Violent, Copulating' PuppetsPEOPLE.comSesame Workshop Sues Over 'Happytime Murders' Trailer Featuring 'Ejaculating Puppets'TheWrapPage Six -New York Daily News -Hollywood Reporter -Us Weeklyall 52 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 26th, 2018

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Surprises at No. 1 With $19.5 Million, ‘Aquaman’ Smashes $1 Billion

In a surprise box office victory, STX’s “The Upside” doubled expectations with its $19.5 million debut, enough to defeat “Aquaman’s” three-week reign in North America. Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart co-star in “The Upside,” which marks the studio’s first No. 1 opening. It also ranks as STX Film’s second-best start behind “Bad Moms,” which launched […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 13th, 2019

Kevin Hart Gets Back To Work on "The Upside" with Bryan Cranston After "SNL"!

Kevin Hart shares a laugh with his co-star Bryan Cranston while hanging out on set of their upcoming film The Upside on Sunday (December 17) in New York City. The 38-year-old actor and the 61-year-old actor made sure to keep warm in-between takes of the Neil Burger-directed flick. The Upside, which also stars Nicole Kidman, [...] Kevin Hart shares a laugh with his co-star Bryan Cranston while hanging out on set of their upcoming film The Upside on Sunday (December 17) in New York City. The 38-year-old actor and the 61-year-old actor made sure to keep warm in-between takes of the Neil Burger-directed flick. The Upside, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Aja Naomi King, follows the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, and convicted felon Dell (Kevin), recently out of prison and in need of employment. They form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities. Over the weekend, Kevin hit the stage as the host of Saturday Night Live – Watch his opening monologue here!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 18th, 2017

STX Entertainment Files Draft IPO Prospectus in Hong Kong

Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment has filed a draft prospectus with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that is expected to lead to an initial public offering of its shares in the coming months. STX, which counts numerous investors from Greater China among its existing shareholders, would likely become the first U.S.-domiciled Hollywood entertainment firm to list […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 27th, 2018

Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston’s ‘The Upside’ Gets January Release Date

STX Entertainment has set a Jan. 11 release date for the comedy-drama “The Upside,” starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. “The Upside” premiered a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival when the movie was still owned by the Weinstein Company, before it collapsed amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. STX […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 6th, 2018

STX Targeting August IPO in Hong Kong (Report)

Hollywood mini-studio, STX Entertainment is looking at going ahead with its planned IPO in Hong Kong as soon as next month. Hong Kong finance industry sources Monday echoed a report in the South China Morning Post, quoting John Zhao of investor Hony Capital. A significant STX investor, Zhao pointed to August as a likely date […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2018

"High School Musical" Starts Casting For Digital Series - Meet The Characters Here!

Casting for Disney’s High School Musical digital TV series has begun! The network revealed this morning that casting for High School Musical: The Musical, has started and also announced all the characters for the show, which will debut on the upcoming streaming service. High School Musical: The Musical is described as a “fresh take” on [...] Casting for Disney’s High School Musical digital TV series has begun! The network revealed this morning that casting for High School Musical: The Musical, has started and also announced all the characters for the show, which will debut on the upcoming streaming service. High School Musical: The Musical is described as a “fresh take” on the iconic franchise and will consist of 10 episodes, following a group of students at East High who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their winter theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Every episode will include a new rendition of a beloved song from the original High School Musical plus a new, original song. Click inside NOW to meet all the characters for the series! RICKY - A snarky sweetheart, a B-minus student, and our star. Ricky’s been dating fellow junior Nini for a year. When she unexpectedly breaks up with Ricky, he launches a bold plan to get Nini back — by auditioning to star opposite her in the school’s production of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Ricky’s class-clowning covers a deep fear that he’s not actually great at anything, except coasting by on charm. Constantly attempting get-rich-quick schemes with best friend and fellow skater Big Red. Stays up too late bingeing GoPro stunt videos on YouTube. Voted “Most likely to sleep through his alarm.” NINI - The other star. Formerly relegated to the chorus of her school’s musicals, Nini just got back from summer camp, where she found her voice – and confidence — playing the lead in THE MUSIC MAN. Unfortunately, Nini also found a new boyfriend at camp. Drama. Fiercely loyal to her two moms, she’s stronger than she first appears: an iron butterfly. Never misses AMERICAN IDOL and THE VOICE (only after doing her homework, natch) and takes hour-long showers to sing Ariana Grande’s entire catalogue. Voted “Most likely to have a HAMILTON lyric as her senior quote.” E.J. – Nini’s new love interest, the type of ambitious entrepre-nerd who brings homemade props to auditions. Don’t cross E.J. if you get something he wants — like a starring role, opposite “his” girl Nini. The son of two high-powered corporate attorneys, E.J. is supremely confident but secretly prone to anxiety attacks when anything goes off-plan. A future producer more than an actor, E.J. calls the Steve Jobs biography his “bible” and keeps a copy on his nightstand. Voted “Most likely to report another student for cheating on a test.” ASHLYN - Brash and gutsy, Ashlyn’s mouthy attitude covers “new kid” self-doubt. A slightly woo-woo horoscope reader, she’s finding her place in the school hierarchy. Or trying to. (It helps that her cousin E.J. is a senior.) Worships Sara Bareilles and is an aspiring songwriter on the sly. Can’t wait till she’s old enough to vote, and she’ll march and protest in the meantime. Whether she’s cast in the musical or not, she’s got her eye on student council. Her most-used app is Headspace, for meditation (and because of her crush on the disembodied Buddha voice). Voted “Most likely to read your palm.” BIG RED – Ricky’s lifelong wingman. A skate rat, Big Red is the spiritual cousin of both Bill and Ted: always fuzzy, he’s been sleep-deprived since preschool. Big Red is weirdly devastated by Ricky and Nini’s breakup — his surest role is as their wisecracking third wheel. He has secretly crushed on Nini since middle school, and her breakup with Ricky proves a moral best-friend dilemma. He joins the backstage crew to be “Nini-adjacent.” Wants to start a garage band, but keeps forgetting to learn an instrument. He’s addicted to true crime podcasts and THE WALKING DEAD, and yet he’s afraid of the dark. Voted “Most likely to believe aliens are real, bruh.” GINA - Don’t call her an understudy, call her a “wonderstudy.” A polished pro with an Equity card and the unwavering belief that the drama teacher made a HUGE mistake not casting her as a lead. Gina is an entitled princess, but her ambition pales in comparison with her stage mother’s. Gina worries that she peaked in 6th grade, when she starred in a Canadian tour of ANNIE. Posts Instagram videos of her singing that go viral — and makes Nini seriously start to doubt her own talent. Voted “Most likely to push you down a flight of stairs.” VIKRAM - Captain of the color guard and the student choreographer of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Beyoncé is his iPhone lockscreen wallpaper, and he already has his Tony Award for Best Choreography speech written out. Vikram thinks of the drama teacher as a peer — he eats lunch in her office, and has been drinking espresso since 3rd grade. All of this, even though Vikram still sleeps with a stuffed elephant, and is terrified of failure. His most-used app is Starbucks. Voted “Most likely to stage a flash mob on a field trip.” MISS JENN – The school’s new drama teacher, Miss Jenn is high-energy and low-reality. She truly believes musicals can save lives. If only she believed in telling the truth on her résumé. She’s moved back home to Utah after she left New York under mysterious circumstances, packing up in a hurry. Forces student choreographer Vikram to do a Kickstarter for the musical when the school board won’t give her the $50,000 budget she asks for. Suffers serious imposter syndrome and would ultimately do anything for these kids. Her most-used (and most-loathed) app is Tinder......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 6th, 2018

Ariana Grande’s Christmas Tree Is Upside Down Because #Life

  Half of Ariana Grande’s exes are either dead or suicidal, so needless to say she’s had quite the year. 2018. Thank U, Next right. As Grande is an artist, it makes sense that she’s expressing her inner struggle in creative and thought-provoking ways. For example, she mounted her Christmas tree on her ceiling. This is happening. […] The post Ariana Grande’s Christmas Tree Is Upside Down Because #Life appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   Half of Ariana Grande’s exes are either dead or suicidal, so needless to say she’s had quite the year. 2018. Thank U, Next right. As Grande is an artist, it makes sense that she’s expressing her inner struggle in creative and thought-provoking ways. For example, she mounted her Christmas tree on her ceiling. This is happening. We’re talking about the fact that Ariana Grande’s Christmas tree is on her ceiling, and don’t you dare look away. Grande’s cerebral take on the holidays left many of her Instagram followers curious when she posted the images without an explanation. But thank fucking God TMZ caught up with her long enough to get the deets. It turns out that if the world is upside down, so should trees. As if Pete Davidson needed another reason to kill himself.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Dec 18, 2018 at 5:48pm PST The post Ariana Grande’s Christmas Tree Is Upside Down Because #Life appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddDec 20th, 2018

STX Taps Hasbro to Handle UglyDolls Toys (EXCLUSIVE)

STX Entertainment and Hasbro are joining forces in advance of the UglyDolls movie. STX has high hopes for the whimsically grotesque line of plush dolls and it’s enlisting Hasbro to be its global toy licensee. UglyDolls first hit store shelves in 2001, the brainchild of David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Throughout their decade-plus history of […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 27th, 2018

Sony, STX International Strike Home-Entertainment Deal for the U.K. (EXCLUSIVE)

Sony has inked a home-entertainment deal with STX International to distribute its titles in the U.K. and Ireland, starting with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olson thriller “Wind River.” The agreement covers DVD and all digital formats and kicks off in 2018. The deal is STX International’s first in home entertainment. Titles that Sony Pictures Home […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 9th, 2017

"Sesame Street" Creators Are Suing Studio Behind Melissa McCarthy"s Puppet Movie "Happytime Murders

Sesame Workshop, the parent company of the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, is suing STX Productions over its new Melissa McCarthy movie The Happytime Murders. The upcoming movie is “a filthy comedy set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (McCarthy) and [...] Sesame Workshop, the parent company of the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, is suing STX Productions over its new Melissa McCarthy movie The Happytime Murders. The upcoming movie is “a filthy comedy set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.” (Watch the trailer now!) The workshop is asking that the studio “simply drop the references to Sesame Street from The Happytime Murders marketing materials – a relatively small burden compared to the devastating and irreparable injury Defendants are causing.” The poster for the movie has the tagline “No Sesame. All Street.” The plaintiffs say that the “Defendants have refused, and the confusion and tarnishment are building, as evidenced in numerous social media postings.” The Happytime Murders is directed by Brian Henson, the son of the late Jim Henson, who rose to fame developing characters for Sesame Street and later creating The Muppets. Click inside for STX’s responds to the lawsuit… “STX loved the idea of working closely with Brian Henson and the Jim Henson Company to tell the untold story of the active lives of Henson puppets when they’re not performing in front of children,” the company said in a statement (via Deadline). “Happytime Murders is the happy result of that collaboration and we’re incredibly pleased with the early reaction to the film and how well the trailer has been received by its intended audience. While we’re disappointed that Sesame Street does not share in the fun, we are confident in our legal position. We look forward to introducing adult moviegoers to our adorably unapologetic characters this summer.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 26th, 2018

Sophie Watts Steps Down as STX President

Sophie Watts has stepped down as president of STX. In a press release STX said that Watts was leaving to “focus on new business opportunities.” Watts’ departure has been rumored for months. However, Watts previously denied to Variety that she was leaving. In a statement, Watts thanks CEO Bob Simonds, as well as the heads […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 16th, 2018

John Malone Invests in STX Entertainment Through Liberty Global

Cable mogul John Malone has invested an undisclosed amount in three-year-old STX Entertainment through his Liberty Global conglomerate. Robert Simonds, STX chairman and CEO, made the announcement Thursday. Simultaneous with the investment, Bruce Mann, chief programming officer of Liberty Global, will join STX’s board of directors. “Having one of the world’s biggest content distributors incentivized […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 30th, 2017

AFM: STX Sells ‘All the Money in the World’ to China’s HiShow

STX Intl., the sales arm of budding studio STX Entertainment, has struck a deal that sees HiShow Entertainment set as the exclusive rights holder and China distributor of its Kevin Spacey-starring John Paul Getty kidnap drama “All the Money in the World.” The Ridley Scott-directed film is set for its premiere this month at the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 1st, 2017

STX Eyeing $3.5 Billion Hong Kong IPO in 2018 (Report)

STX Entertainment may be edging closer to an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, early in 2018. The company could raise $500 million of fresh capital and achieve a valuation of $3.5 billion, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. STX, which was founded some three years ago by Robert […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 27th, 2017

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Loses STX Entertainment Backing

STX Entertainment has backed away from financing Barbra Streisand’s remake of “Gypsy” with Barry Levinson directing and Joel Silver producing. STX had no comment about the project. In April, Variety reported that the two-year-old studio had come.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 4th, 2016

STX President of Marketing Jack Pan Steps Down

STX president of marketing Jack Pan will be leaving the company to attend to a family matter. Eddie Egan will step in as interim head of the department. An STX spokesperson said, “Jack informed us that he will be leaving the company to devote more t.....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 27th, 2016

Turn your taste buds Upside Down with this Stranger Things recipe - EW.com

EW.comTurn your taste buds Upside Down with this Stranger Things recipeEW.comThe long-anticipated wait to get back to the Upside Down (or maybe just Hawkins, Indiana) is finally over on Friday Oct. 27 when Stranger Things returns to Netflix for its second season. Since every epic binge session needs themed snacks, why not ...Shawn Levy on How He Got Ghostbusters Footage Into Stranger Things 2Vulture'Stranger Things' returns with new tales of terror from the Upside DownLos Angeles TimesNetflix to Launch 'Stranger Things' After-Show (Exclusive)Hollywood ReporterNew York Times -USA TODAY -Variety -The Vergeall 386 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzOct 26th, 2017