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Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou Star in Upcoming Faith Film, ‘Same Kind of Different As Me’

posted by Genice Phillips

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Academy Award-winning actress Renee Zellweger returns to the big screen, along with Academy Award nominees Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou in the upcoming faith-based film, “Same Kind of Different As Me.”

The film follows the story of Ron Hall (Kinnear), an international art dealer who befriends a dangerous homeless man (Hounsou), in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, Debbie Hall (Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives.

Academy Award winner Jon Voigt plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.

Disney Channel star Olivia Holt has recently joined the cast, and will play Regan, the daughter of Ron and Debbie Hall.

Paramount Pictures announced that filming began in late October in Jackson, Mississipi.

The film is based off the best-selling nonfiction book, written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent, author of the bestselling book, “Heaven is For Real.”

No release date has been set.

Is Pippa Crossing the Pond to Rule TV?

posted by Mandi Fornes

Pippa_MiddletonThe “Kate Effect” has been dominating the fashion and culture scenes for several years now, ever since the news first broke that Kate Middleton and Prince William were ‘getting serious’. Retailers and designers all over the globe have enjoyed benefiting from every frock, fascinator, handbag and hairstyle that Kate graced the pages and covers of “news” outlets, with the resulting sales explosion immediately following.

Are we now experiencing the “Pippa Effect”? From the moment Pippa Middleton, Kate’s little sister, wore the iconic bridesmaid dress that so demurely (but perfectly) displayed her fit physique – after which surgical alterations to achieve the “Pippa Bum” skyrocketed – Pippa has come onto the social scene in ways Kate cannot. Pippa is the picture of youth, style, grace and poise, but she has one benefit Kate does not – the fact the Crown cannot command her entire presence. Pippa may not be a princess, but she definitely is society royalty, and American news programs are recognizing how we on this side of ‘the pond’ can benefit from (exploit?) this Crown connection.

Pippa will be joining the Today crew, as a correspondent, and one can only imagine it’s more for ratings than relatability. But Pippa is fun, flirty, fashionable, and fantastic! And hey – she’s the sister-in-law of the future King of England! She’s a fresh voice for our generation, and is showing that the Crown – by extension – is moving in new directions and isn’t stale or stuffed-shirt, and Pippa is bringing a little bit of the glitz and glamour of the William-and-Kate world over here for us to enjoy. We can’t wait!!

The First Trailer for the Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic ‘Selma’ Is Out, And It’s Riveting

posted by lwhite

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One dream can change the world…

“Selma” chronicles the story of Dr. King’s march from Selma to Montgomery, AL., a tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when he led one of the most dangerous campaigns to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent oppression, a journey that would forever alter history.

The movie stars an Oscar-worthy cast including David Oyelowo who plays King, along with Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.” Be sure to watch the film’s moving first trailer and see this compelling movie, in select theaters on Christmas Day, and nationwide January 9.

New Trailer Released for Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA,’ Starring Kevin Costner

posted by lwhite

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Inspired by the 1987 true story, Disney’s “McFarland, USA,” is an upcoming sports-drama film about a group of Latino novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town amidst California’s farm-rich Central Valley. Kevin Costner, who plays Coach White, helps these runners overcome insurmountable odds to forge a cross-country team, which leads them not only to a championship win, but also helps establish an enduring legacy. This is a story of determination, overcoming adversity and achieving the American Dream, a film you are sure to love. Be sure to watch the above trailer and catch the movie in theaters February 20, 2015.

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