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Is "Splash" the name of a movie or a play called at the line of scrimmage by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? Believe it or not, the question confused even a few of Manning's teammates, who were playfully ambushed by a Fandango correspondent with a video camera a few days ago. Fandango has been making humorous videos for a few years now, trying to drum up publicity for itself by piggybacking on major events, like the opening of the most recent film, the Oscars and Comic-Con. This is the first time it tackled the Super Bowl, though. The...

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James Franco will direct a film based on the viral tale of stripper Aziah "Zola" Wells' adventure to Florida. The film is an adaptation of David Kushner's Rolling Stone magazine piece Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted. Andrew Neel and Mike Roberts will write the script. Zola caught the attention of the Twitterverse after she began her 148-tweet rant about a wild road trip to Florida with her friend Jessica, Jessica`s boyfriend, and Jessica`s violent pimp "Z." The Rolling Stone article came out in November. Franco and Vince Jolivette...

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Pope Francis is ready for . The Sony film's lead Joseph Fiennes met Pope Francis in Vatican City on Thursday while promoting the faith-based film alongside co-star Mario Botto and the producers. The film will be screened at the Vatican on Friday. Fiennes visited the Vatican with his daughter in tow, and she received a kiss on the forehead from Pope Francis during the meet-and-greet. is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Fiennes), a...

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Lionsgate on Thursday reported sharply lower third-quarter earnings and revenue. The studio, led by CEO Jon Feltheimer, posted earnings at $35.5 million for the three months to Dec. 31, 2015, compared to a profit of $98 million for the year-ago period. Lionsgate reported "softer than anticipated" performance at the multiplex for its movie releases. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 grossed $650 million worldwide, but its box office was lower than Mockingjay 1, and cost more to produce. Quarter revenue for Lionsgate was $670.5 million, down from a year-ago $751 million. The studio...

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The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Antonio Campos's suicide drama Christine. The film stars Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Maria Dizzia, Tracy Letts and J. Smith-Cameron. The Orchard is planning a traditional theatrical release for the film later this year followed by an awards campaign, highlighting the lauded performance by Hall in the title role. Written by Craig Shilowich, the film follows the true story of Christine Chubbuck (Hall), a TV news reporter who committed suicide on live television in 1974. The film, which played in the the U.S. Dramatic Competition...

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