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- 09/22/15--22:00: Stephen Colbert gave Donald Trump a pop quiz — and he aced it
On Sunday, Drake surprised the world by releasing a collaborative mixtape with rapper Future titled "What a Time to Be Alive."
The album features 11 songs and has gotten a fairly good reception on social media.
On the album, both Drake and Future talk about everything going on in their lives — including lavish strip-club escapades and the tons of money they have.
The last song on the project, titled "30 for 30 Freestyle," is the only song that features a solo Drake. On the track, Drake mentions the car he recently bought: a Mercedes Maybach Pullman.
"I just got the Mercedes Pullman, you n----- never heard of it, you gotta hit up Google," Drake raps.
So, we took his suggestion and researched his ride. This car really is something special.
The car, which has been dubbed a sedan, is basically an ultra-luxurious limo. It retails at $566,922 for the base model.
But Drake can easily afford it. He's reportedly worth somewhere around $100 million.
The front grille is breathtaking.
See the rest of the story at Business Insider
Real-estate magnate Donald Trump's feud with Fox News is apparently back on again.
The Republican presidential front-runner had two seemingly pleasant Fox News interviews on Monday.
But after "The O'Reilly Factor" aired that evening, Trump fired off a tweetstorm about how unfairly he thought the network was treating him.
In one tweet, Trump wrote that host Bill O'Reilly "was very negative to me in refusing to post the great polls that came out today including NBC."
Trump also said he had a hard time watching Fox News, blasted host Megyn Kelly's "terrible show" as "the worst," and asked O'Reilly why he kept bringing boring "Trump haters" on his show.
Trump further retweeted his supporters saying things like "Fair and balanced my a--," calling the Fox News guests "spoon fed morons," and announcing that they no longer watched the network because of its bias.
That tweetstorm has continued into Tuesday morning.
It follows not one but two apparent cease-fires struck between Trump and Fox News last month.
The first truce was publicly brokered after Trump raged against Kelly for asking him questions he thought were unfair while she moderated the first official Republican primary debate. The fight culminated in a comment about Kelly that many interpreted as a crude reference to menstruation. (Trump insisted that he would never say such a thing.)
That détente ended after Trump again went after Kelly a couple of weeks later. Trump released a flood of tweets that, among other things, promoted a supporter who called Kelly a "bimbo" and declared that her show was far better when she was on vacation.
Numerous Fox hosts and personalities then fired back at Trump, and some saw the pushback as a sign they were getting a thumbs-up from the network to do so. But the real-estate developer eventually returned to doing regular Fox News interviews again in September, including Monday on "Fox & Friends" and "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren.
It wasn't immediately clear what O'Reilly did to enrage Trump. (Business Insider reached out to Fox News for comment.)
But poll numbers are apparently a sensitive topic. Trump blasted other media organizations on Monday for focusing more on a CNN poll that showed his support slumping rather than more favorable polls from NBC and Zogby.
During his show, O'Reilly also chided Trump and other candidates for engaging the media's "loaded questions about Muslims, physical appearances, and who has more pep."
In a subsequent interview the conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer, a frequent Trump critic, told O'Reilly he shouldn't blame the media for those issues popping up on the campaign trail.
"He's the one who said of Carly Fiorina, 'Look at that face,'" Krauthammer said of Trump. "And he's the one who's gone on and on and on in just about every speech about how … Jeb Bush is a 'very, very, low-energy guy. He's got this teeny, tiny, weeny energy. While Trump has this giant, big, huge energy.' And you need a psychiatrist to deconstruct that."
O'Reilly also dismissed the Trump tweetstorm Tuesday morning on the "Today" show.
"I've known Trump a long time. He wants people to like him. When people criticize him, he takes it personally," O'Reilly said, joking about the Trump "machine" on Twitter. "I just think this is just an extension of his reality show, 'The Apprentice.' This is just theater right now. He gets a lot of attention from the theater."
View Trump's full tweetstorm below:
.@oreillyfactor, why don't you have some knowledgeable talking heads on your show for a change instead of the same old Trump haters. Boring!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2015
I am having a really hard time watching @FoxNews.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2015
.@RichLowry is truly one of the dumbest of the talking heads - he doesn't have a clue!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2015
A big chunk of Netflix’s streaming content has always been old seasons of popular TV shows. And these shows are licensed from traditional media companies that are increasingly seen as direct competitors to Netflix.
This relationship has been precarious from the start, and it seemed only a matter of time before cable companies wake up to the fact that forging licensing deals with Netflix could indirectly help put them out of business.
Now we may be seeing the first signs of that change in thinking, as media giants alter their strategies, with some signing licensing deals with other streaming services like Hulu or putting more episodes on-demand using pay-TV distributors, according to Bloomberg.
Investors in legacy-media companies have begun to worry they're fueling a competitor and endangering their long-term business by signing exclusive deals with Netflix, even if those deals are big moneymakers, Bloomberg reports.
Recent comments from James Murdoch, who heads 21st Century Fox, suggest a shift in tactics.
“Certainly the business rules around how we sell to SVOD (subscription video on demand) providers are changing, and our thinking is evolving,” Murdoch said.
Fox has begun to deal more with Hulu, a Netflix competitor that Fox owns part of and which lets Fox control the advertising, according to Bloomberg. Fox has given Hulu exclusive rights to shows on one of its cable channels, FX.
Netflix has certainly not been ignorant of this shift, which may be why it has placed such an emphasis on original content such as "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards."
Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, called original programming a "very efficient investment" in a letter to shareholders. "Nearly ninety percent of Netflix members have engaged with Netflix original content."
That is good news for Netflix if traditional media companies begin to shy away from licensing deals.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently predicted that within the next 10 to 20 years, all of television will be on the internet. And it seems that cable companies might be coming around to his way of thinking, and trying to wrangle a future that isn’t dominated by Netflix.
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With “Jurassic World” now the third-highest grossing movie of all time with a $1.6 billion worldwide box office take, its director Colin Trevorrow is a hot commodity in Hollywood. Right now he’s taking the helm of “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
But Trevorrow, along with his writing partner Derek Connolly, haven’t left the dinosaurs behind for good.
The duo are writing the sequel to “Jurassic World,” and Trevorrow (who has already said he won’t be directing it) gave some hints as to what the movie will not be about and might be about when he talked to Wired UK.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow said. “That’ll get old real fast.”
Trevorrow believes the story can go behind the entertainment realm of theme parks and that the idea of creating dinosaurs can occur outside of Dr. Wu’s lab.
“What if this went open source?” he said to Wired UK. “It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PG gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”
"And Dr Wu says in the film, when he's warning Dr Mesrani, 'We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a ‘Jurassic World’ universe — we’re not."
Trevorrow also confirmed that there will be more ‘Jurassic’ movies after the sequel, which Universal will release in June 2018 with stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning.
“I know [executive producer] Steven [Spielberg] definitely wants to make several of these movies.”
So, though Trevorrow’s ideas above may not show up in the sequel, the story may evolve to this scope for future projects.
However, this is not the first time the director has let plot details slip. A year before "Jurassic World" opened he confirmed a few Internet rumors swirling around.
Needless to say, his confirmation of those details didn't seem to ruin anyone's interest in buying a ticket for "World" when it came out.
The movie trailer for the "The Big Short," the film based on Michael Lewis' best-selling book that chronicles a group of outsiders who nailed the subprime housing crisis, just dropped.
The movie stars Christian Bale (Michael Burry), Steve Carrell (Steve Eisman), Ryan Gosling (Gregg Lippmann) and Brad Pitt (Ben Hockett).
It comes out in theaters in December.
The world premiere of Nancy Meyers' "The Intern" was Monday night at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.
Starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, "The Intern" is about a startup founder, Jules, who builds a rocketship e-commerce company. Her company, About The Fit, launches a new program inviting people over the age of 65 to apply for a six-week internship.
De Niro plays a 70-year-old widower who no longer enjoys retirement. He applies to the internship and gets assigned to work directly for Jules (Hathaway), who initially wants nothing to do with him.
But as Jules faces increasing pressure both at work and with her marriage, she begins to lean on De Niro and the pair build a strong friendship.
"The Intern" delivers a feel-good plot that people across generations can relate to. It even gets the startup facts right. About The Fit is an 18-month-old Brooklyn startup that seems to model itself after real-life e-commerce companies Nasty Gal and Gilt Groupe. And, like many startup founders, Jules finds her venture capitalists are tough to deal with. Her biggest issues arise when her investors encourage her to hire a more experienced CEO which, as Hathaway's character accurately notes, is an issue both Gilt Groupe's founder and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faced.
De Niro and Hathaway nail their performances and had the entire Ziegfeld crowd (which included Mariah Carey and Sting) rolling with laughter, hooting and hollering — particularly during a scene where Hathaway's interns have to break into her mother's home to delete an email Jules accidentally sent.
Other scenes were sentimental tear-jerkers. Nearly all the conflicts in the movie resolve themselves in the end, tying everything up in a nice little bow for viewers. Meyers can count "The Intern" as another win; it's similar in nature to her previous films "The Holiday," "It's Complicated" and "Something's Gotta Give."
"The Intern" is a good pick for families and, even though we were in a biased, high-energy premiere environment, we genuinely liked it.
To sum it up in one word, "The Intern" is cute. You can see it in theaters beginning on Thursday, September 24.
Here's what is it like to watch the premiere of a movie with the stars who are actually in it.
The world premiere of "The Intern" was on Monday, September 21 at New York City's Ziegfeld Theater near Columbus Circle. There was already a crowd of people waiting for the stars to arrive when we showed up at 6:45 p.m.
The red carpet was in full swing with cameras everywhere and reporters asking celebrities for interviews.
Mariah Carey showed up as a surprise guest.
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Harry Potter fans are about to get a whole lot of new details about the chosen wizard's family.
According to a press release from Pottermore.com, the site is undergoing a makeover that includes a new look and new content. The most important of which are new details about the Potter family.
Author J.K. Rowling has written an article delving into family's history. Dating back to their name's origin in the 12th Century, Rowling delves into Harry’s ancestry, explains how his grandfather quadrupled the family’s fortune and how the Invisibility Cloak became a family heirloom.
The part about the invisibility cloak is very timely as fans have been recently dissecting its origins story, "The Three Brothers," told by Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1."
Also as part of the new version of Pottermore.com, a Harry Potter journalist will write about all the latest developments in the Harry Potter world. He or she will also cover the Warner Bros. feature film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," based on an original J.K. Rowling screenplay, and the stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," a new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, which is set to open in London in 2016.
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Considered a tribute to "Cannibal Holocaust" and exploitation films of the '70s and '80s, Roth's film actually plays more like a knock-off version of its influences than a worthy update.
Following in the footsteps of the subgenre, as well as Roth's own oeuvre, "The Green Inferno" follows a group of naive college kids as they travel to the Amazon with ambitions of saving the world.
They have a plan to stop evil Peruvian militias from destroying the rain forest and displacing/murdering the natives, and even though this proves to be a successful operation, their plane crashes on the way back, and the terror begins.
The rest of the film is a horror show in which our protagonists are imprisoned by a cannibalistic tribe, and one by one the Americans are maimed, cooked, and eaten by the villagers. While the gore is certainly there, Roth simply doesn't take things as far as he should.
"The Green Inferno" doesn't fully commit to the carnage. It's all inherently grisly and horrific, but whenever things get really hairy, you can count on a juvenile reminder that you're watching the work of a not-so-great filmmaker.
There are so many frivolous, tone-altering moments that take the viewer right out of the action.
For example, while the protagonists are all awaiting their gruesome fates, one of them gets really bad diarrhea, which makes the locals laugh. When confronted with the possibility of eating her friends, the very same girl claims she doesn't want to because "she's vegan."
Later, their genius plan to escape involves shoving a bag of marijuana down the throat of one of the deceased so that when the body is cooked, the villagers will all get stoned and become distracted.
It's scenes like these that keep "The Green Inferno" from being the mock-gonzo horror masterpiece it so desperately wants to be. Roth is not one to mask his ambition, and he actually said he wanted to distance himself from "Cannibal Holocaust" and "do something that was much more like a Werner Herzog movie."
In this case, actions speak louder than words, as "The Green Inferno" very much looks and feels like "Cannibal Holocaust." Even the manner in which people die (aside from the cannibalism) is shockingly similar. Homage still requires a twinge of originality.
Squeamish viewers will most likely consider the film among the most repulsive they've ever seen, but more seasoned horror vets will scoff at how few and far between sequences featuring bloodshed are.
The first victim's death is appropriately visceral and hard to watch, but the rest of the carnage is played way too safe. Rather than one-up the film's predecessors, Roth pays homage in ways that actually water down the material. Nobody wants to see a death by CGI ants in this movie, nor do they want any blood and guts to spill offscreen, yet both of these things happen.
It doesn't help that the plotting is too familiar and the characters far too archetypal for their interactions to add any value.
The "final girl" here isn't atypical to the trope in any way, and everything that happens to her can be seen from a mile away. Her entire trajectory is made clear from the very opening sequence in which she's in a college course being lectured on female genital mutilation. When a film is this easy to peg down, it's hard to be that moved by it. One element that actually works fairly well is the film's indictment of "Social Justice Warriors" and "Facebook Activism," or the idea that these college-age kids are so willing to put themselves in danger for a vague cause just to rack up recognition on social media.
The film posits that these acts are more selfish than helpful, as the group is really there to take selfies and look like saints among their friends back home. This adds some relevance and satirical commentary, but it's not enough to do all the heavy lifting.
"The Green Inferno" features a premise so genuinely terrifying that it's extra disappointing when the film doesn't quite live up to it. It's a fine entry in the cannibal movie canon, but it's not the transcendent experience fans were promised.
Watch the trailer below.
"The Green Inferno" opens in limited release Friday, September 25.
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To nine-year-old Barbara Corcoran, the neighbor's new cement retainer wall was glorious.
Her Edgewater, New Jersey, neighborhood was low on frills, so this wall was an eye-catching luxury. Recognizing it as a billboard, Corcoran went over with a stick she found on the street and wrote her name in neat block letters across the wet cement.
Her neighbor, of course, didn't need to do any detective work to figure out who ruined her property. Because Corcoran's mother couldn't afford to replace the wall, Corcoran said she was forced to spend the summer as the neighbor's "slave."
When Business Insider recently spoke to Corcoran at this year's Canon Expo New York, where she was promoting Canon's Maxify line of printers, she said this story holds much more significance to her than being just a funny childhood memory.
Corcoran, who grew up as one of 10 children, said it was the first time she realized that she wanted to be known by the public. Looking back, the cement defilement was too blatant and thus bad PR, but it triggered something within her.
Years later, she became known as the "Queen of New York Real Estate" as the founder of the Corcoran Group. She established a reputation for her firm in a highly competitive market by writing intensive collections of real estate statistics and analysis called The Corcoran Report. After publishing the first one in 1981, the reports became the go-to guides for brokers, buyers, and journalists in New York real estate, and with Corcoran's name in the title, they began to take notice of her and her company.
"Reporters depend on statistics for stories," she told Inc. earlier this year. "I figured if I could dole them out, I'd always get quoted."
She also developed a penchant for press stunts. She once staged a faux-exorcism of an apartment as well as a dog-training class for residents of one of the apartment buildings she had properties in, inviting reporters to both.
"And then it was me tying my tails onto anything in New York that was of notoriety," she said, framing this tactic as the professional version of scrawling her name across her neighbor's wall.
For example, when Hillary Clinton ran for the New York State Senate in 2000, Corcoran had her company write up a report on all of the Manhattan properties they recommended for Clinton, tailored to preferences regarding the best buildings to catch a helicopter on or that had prime spots for waving to fans.
"Ridiculous stuff," Corcoran said, laughing. "But I got publicity, publicity, publicity. And my big mouth got me the market."
Corcoran has been retired from the real estate business since selling her firm 13 years ago, and has been a full-time investor and media personality since joining the inaugural season of "Shark Tank" in 2009.
She said it doesn't benefit her business to promote herself in the same way it used to, and that's why she passes her marketing skills on to the entrepreneurs she works with. When they succeed, she succeeds.
Her version of the Corcoran Report today is the "Shark Tank" update, a segment in each episode where investors show off how successful one of their investments has become. While the producers decide which ones to film, it's up to the Sharks to pitch them on why their company would make a great segment for a particular episode. "I'm the queen of updates," Corcoran said. "I know how to pitch an update better than anybody!"
Talking about the updates again reminded Corcoran of writing her name across her neighbor's wall as a child. "I wanted to be known," she said. "I was so happy. A long, clean board!"
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Many, many "Game of Thrones" fans won't like what star Maisie Williams has to say about Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) fate.
First, she hasn't changed her mind about whether he's dead or alive. When asked by TVLine how many times reporters on the Emmy red carpet asked her about his fate, she replied: "You're the first. And the answer is no, he's dead. Sorry."
Williams doesn't address whether Jon Snow comes back via some kind of resurrection, which has been something no one from the show has addressed.
But Williams didn't stop there. Last week, a reported interview between Harington and a Belgian magazine made the rounds. In it, the actor allegedly says that his contract with the HBO fantasy drama lasts two to three years longer. That, of course, added fuel to the reports of Jon Snow's return. And although Business Insider reached out to Harington's representatives and didn't get a reply on the validity of that interview, Williams has the inside information.
"The interview that you've all read that Kit spoiled it is fabricated and it was totally false," she said with a smile on her face.
As for Williams' character's Season 6 story line, the actress confirmed again that Arya's probably blind.
Watch the interview below:
Cinematographer Roger Deakins feels every movie has its own set of challenges, whether it be the budget or time to pull off shots. However, for his latest film “Sicario,” the legendary DP told Business Insider there was a part of the movie in particular that was one of the hardest he’s had to pull off.
The movie follows FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) as she’s thrust into the intense drug war on the Mexico/US border.
In one scene Macer and “consultant” Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) are part of a convoy that goes into Mexico to pick up a major player in the Mexican drug trade and transport him back across the US border for questioning.
With beautiful aerial shots mixed with tight shots of the black SUVs driving close together as they speed through the narrow streets of Juarez to pick up its prisoner, the sequence is filled with tension as the convoy is on the lookout for anyone that might take them out.
Things get serious after the convoy picks up their man from a Mexican prison and try to cross the border back to the US. Stuck in gridlock at the border, the team spot numerous cars planning to ambush the convoy and reclaim the prisoner.
With Alejandro at the lead, the teams leave their vehicles and take out the targets, to the shock of Macer.
Deakins told Business Insider that it was unknown if they’d get permission to shoot in Juarez, but finally towards the end of production they got the okay, leading them to scramble to get the shots they needed.
“That was such a jigsaw of how the hell we were going to shoot it,” said Deakins, noting the complexity or aerial shots of the real Mexican border and the convoy on the streets of Juarez that had to match the scenes they did on set, like the shootout at the border.
Shot over five days, the shooting locations constantly changed. Deakins recalls how difficult it was to shoot the exterior of the Mexican jail where the convoy picks up their prisoner.
“[Director] Denis [Villeneuve] and I fell in love with this location and the night before we were going to shoot we were told, ‘We think you can shoot there,’” Deakins recalled. “So we all showed up that morning and it was all negations but we got permission about five minutes before we shot it.”
He added, “It was quite an amazing experience. But it was particularly tight to do this one.”
“Sicario” is currently playing in limited release and opens everywhere October 2.
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Channing Tatum has been attached to a biopic on iconic daredevil Evil Knievel for a long time. But things must be progressing because the actor is now training to do jumps on a motocross bike.
Tatum took to Instagram and posted this video of his first-ever jump.
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The year of Amy Schumer continues as news that the "Trainwreck" star has landed a seven-figure book deal is making the rounds.
EW reports that it has confirmed that the comedienne has just sold her book for an $8 to 10 million sum.
Her Emmy win for "Inside Amy Schumer" on Sunday didn't even factor into the sale. Bidding apparently ended on Friday.
It took some confidence on Schumer's agent's part to get the deal done. He sent the proposal to every publishing house in Manhattan. Publishers couldn't even get a meeting with Schumer unless they made a bid on the book first.
Schumer's representatives didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for confirmation.
A federal judge has ruled that one of the most popular songs on the planet belongs in the public domain.
"Happy Birthday to You," a song heard at countless birthday celebrations, could be released from it's copyright holder, Warner/Chappell Music, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The case stems from a lawsuit filed by filmmakers who challenged Warner/Chappell's copyright claim.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the plaintiffs should be granted summary judgment in the case, THR's Eriq Gardner reports. The favorable ruling means the matter is resolved without the need for a court trial.
Warner/Chappell — then-called Warner Communications — spent $25 million on a company in 1988 that owned a slate of musical compositions — one of which was the "Happy Birthday" song. The acquisition reportedly netted Warner the rights to what Guinness World Records once named the most-recognized song in the English language.
According to the Associated Press, the judge ruled that the copyright only covered "specific arrangements of the tune, and not the actual song itself."
Filmmakers have long griped over the cost of licensing the "Happy Birthday" song for TV and movies. Business Insider's Jason Guerrasio explains the tune's meandering history, beginning with its origins dating back to Kentucky in the 1800s.
Warner/Chappell could lose somewhere around $2 million per year in revenue on the song without the copyright, and barring any pending appeals.
Despite decades of life in the public eye, Donald Trump seems to have a pretty good memory of the things he's said.
In an interview on "The Late Show" on Tuesday, host Stephen Colbert played a game with Trump. The late-night host asked Trump to distinguish between Trump's own statements and statements that Colbert's conservative alter-ego said on "The Colbert Report."
"For years I played an over-the-top conservative character — not as long as you did," Colbert quipped.
"I was looking back over some of the things you said over the years, and sometimes I couldn't figure out whether I said them or you said them. So I'd like to know if you can help me figure this out."
The real-estate mogul managed to identify all of his own quotes, occasionally by process of elimination.
Colbert read a tweet that Trump posted complaining about the cold weather and declaring that "we need global warming."
"I think it's you, but it's close to being me," Trump said, grinning.
Trump easily pointed out which quotes were Colbert's, at one point even pointing at Colbert before he finished reading his quote.
"You know you pretty well," Colbert said.
"I know," Trump responded.
In other parts of the interview, Colbert prodded Trump on policy. He served up to Trump what he called a "meatball" in an attempt to clarify whether he still thought President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. And he asked Trump to explain his proposal to force the Mexican government to pay for a border wall between the US and Mexico.
The new "Late Show" host appears to be embodying the less politically charged role of a traditional late-night host rather than that of his confrontational alter-ego, who was once so feared by politicians that then-Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel advised his caucus not to sit down for interviews on Colbert's show.
Colbert did, however, ask Trump if he'd like to apologize to anyone who he has offended.
"No," Trump said, before thinking a moment. "Maybe the audience."
In “99 Homes” Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network," "The Amazing Spider-Man") plays Dennis Nash, a father living in Orlando who is evicted from his home in the midst of the 2010 housing market collapse and finds himself working for the real estate broker who evicted him, Rick Carver (played by Michael Shannon), when he can't find any other work.
The film, directed by Ramin Bahrani (“At Any Price,” “Goodbye Solo”), is a modern day “Wall Street” with the e-cigarette smoking Carver as its Gordon Gekko. It’s also an infuriating look at what many families, particularly in central Florida, endured during the harshest times of the financial crisis.
To find the reality of the situation for the story, Bahrani and his actors spent a lot of time in Florida shadowing brokers and meeting people who were directly affected by the housing crisis. In one instance, Garfield found himself in a somewhat frightening situation.
This clip, given to Business Insider exclusively, gives you sense of the high-stakes the movie explores.
“There were so many scams [during the crisis] it was just mind boggling,” Bahrani told Business Insider. “The combination of these scams and the violence, I realized I was making a social film in the guise of a thriller.”
The film showcases the shady document forging that went on to cause foreclosures, and schemes to make a quick buck like stealing air conditioners from vacant homes. But Bahrain also couldn’t escape the violent aspect of the setting, as every real estate broker he met or shadowed was carrying a gun.
“Every single broker I met,” Bahrani said in amazement. “It was a real shock to me and a revelation that it was because they were scared. They were scared to knock on doors.”
Garfield's research proved why brokers were scared. To get into character, he would tag along with a broker serving eviction notices. In one instance, Garfield and the broker knocked on a door and a giant rottweiler leapt out of the house towards the former Spider-Man star. Luckily the dog was on a chain and was pulled back before it could get to the actor.
But for Garfield, he needed experiences like that to fully understand people’s predicament.
“A lot of them felt betrayed and not seen or taken care of by their country,” Garfield told Business Insider. “It was a really important process for me to immerse myself in those people’s lives.”
One experience that stood out for Garfield was the time he spent with a man who had been evicted and, like the Nash character, could only find work where he had to evict people. The man told Garfield that in one instance he had to evict his close friend.
“After a while they ultimately healed their relationship,” said Garfield, who still keeps in touch with the man. “But that’s the kind of situation where we’re all pitted against each other to survive. It’s a really sick, sick system.”
Shannon’s time in Florida with brokers made him realize that you can’t fault people in the position of his Carver character, who he doesn’t see as evil.
“I don’t see anyone out on the streets demanding that the laws be changed,” he told Business Insider. “So in lieu of some massive protest that brings the banks crashing down to their knees, the other option is to try to play the game. Does that make somebody evil? I don’t know. What’s the alternative? As Rick says in the movie, ‘As opposed to what?’”
Staying with the realistic feel of the movie — in which New Orleans doubled as Orlando so the production could benefit from the Louisiana tax break — Bahrani brought in people who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina to play some of the home owners Garfield’s character is evicting.
“I asked for that,” said Garfield. “That’s how I wanted to work. Ramin was really excited about that. I didn’t want to know if someone would answer the door, or who it would be, all I wanted to know is what my job for the day is and just do it. That was one of the reasons for doing the film, the ability to be surprised and improvise and not know the next moment.”
Many things Bahrani, Shannon, and Garfield witnessed made its way into the film. One time that stood out for Bahrani was experiencing foreclosure court.
At the height of the housing crisis in Florida, retired judges were called back to the chair to preside over thousands of foreclosure cases, often kicking people out of their houses in proceedings that took less than a minute (this happens to Nash in the movie).
Bahrani sat in on the proceedings one day with Lynn Szymoniak, a homeowner who gained notoriety for exposing “robo-signing,” where banks would forge documents to foreclose homes.
“People were losing cases left and right. I remember one person couldn’t speak English and brought a translator, but the judge said, ‘If you don’t speak English I don’t have time for you,’ and in 60 seconds he lost his case,” Bahrani recalled. “I was sitting next to Lynn and I had a yellow notepad. Suddenly people started winning. After the fourth or fifth in a row I turned to Lynn and asked what was going on. She said, ‘You’re sitting next to me with a pad, he thinks you’re a journalist so he has to look good.’”
The director continued, “There’s culpability everywhere with this issue. I like to say that the villain in the movie is not just one person.”
“99 Homes” opens in theaters on Friday.
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Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings roundup is here. The annual list ranks hip-hop stars by earnings in a one-year period, and this year there are quite a few surprises.
Last year, Dr. Dre made the most money in hip-hop after Apple purchased his company, Beats Electronics, for $3 billion. A year later, Dre has slid into fourth place behind Diddy, Jay Z, and Drake.
According to Forbes, after coming off the big $620 million personal payday from Apple, Dre has seen his checks shrink a bit, essentially reducing his cash flow. Dre is still massively rich, regardless.
In addition to his work with Apple, Dre served as an executive producer on the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" (which has netted about $160 million in the US to date) and released an album that coincided with the film. Those numbers, however, weren't factored into the current rankings.
With Dre's fall, Diddy moved into the first spot, even though he rarely performs or makes music anymore. He's all about business, and it's paying off.
Jay Z — to the surprise of no one — moved up a spot as well, to No. 2. The rap mogul simply knows how to make money. Leading the charge for Jay is his Roc Nation music label. Roc Nation also has a sports division that contributes to Jay Z's earnings. Though Jay Z's newest business — the music-streaming service Tidal — has been hammered by rumors of an imminent demise, it has remained afloat thus far.
The biggest surprise perhaps was rapper Drake coming in at No. 3, the highest ranking he has achieved in his young career. Drake was fourth last year, but after selling over a million copies of his "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" album released in February, the "Trophies" rapper moved into the upper echelon.
Check out the entire list below, complete with how much each artist made over the past year.
Diddy landed in the No. 1 spot, raking in $60 million.
Jay Z was ranked No. 2. The hip-hop legend earned $56 million.
Drake climbed to No. 3. The Toronto native pulled in $39.5 million over the past year.
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Reed Hastings, Netflix’s CEO, has overseen a series of massive shifts in the company’s direction — first from DVDs to streaming, and now away from licensing and toward original content.
“On the original content programming side, our appetite has only grown,” chief content officer Ted Sarandos said earlier this year, according to Variety.
But what Netflix original content is CEO Reed Hastings hungry for?
In a recent interview with CNBC, Hastings revealed his personal favorite Netflix show. And perhaps surprisingly, it wasn’t a blockbuster hit like "Orange Is the New Black" or "House of Cards." It was Netflix’s cult darling, "BoJack Horseman," an animated show that satirizes Hollywood and celebrity worship.
In the show, the titular character BoJack Horseman is a has-been sitcom star — and a horse — in a world where anthropomorphic animals live alongside humans. At the start of the series, Horseman is plotting his big comeback with a tell-all book.
Netflix itself describes Horseman as a “curmudgeon with a heart of...not quite gold...but something like gold. Copper?”
Hastings also revealed that if he had to choose between "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards," he’d choose "House of Cards."
And the first TV show he ever streamed on Netflix: "Heroes."
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The two-hour premiere of Fox's new show "Scream Queens" aired Tuesday night. It's full of stars including Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle, Abigail Breslin, Diego Boneta and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The pilot was good in both a funny and disturbing way, like a mix of "Mean Girls," ABC Family's sunsetted show "Greek" and Wes Craven's "Scream."
Roberts plays a snobby queen bee who is president of a sorority house that seems to be the target of a campus serial killer. Breslin and Grande play her minions and Lea Michelle plays "neck brace girl," an awkward new pledge.
Jonas is a gay golfer who seems to have a dark side and wants to pledge Roberts' sorority. Jamie Lee Curtis is the dean of the school who has it out for Roberts' sorority.
Throughout the two-hour premiere, cast members start dropping like flies in a series of bizarre scenes. Singer Ariana Grande is one of the first to go. While packing to leave the sorority house, she gets a knock on her bedroom door from the campus killer, who dawns the school mascot costume, a red devil.
The devil texts her, "Do you want to dance with the devil?"
Grande texts back, "Maybe."
The devil then grabs and dips her, then lets her go.
"I'm going to kill you now," he texts back.
Grande replies, "Wait whaaat???!" Then gets stabbed.
Yup, it was strange, and Grande is out along with another pledge who the girls call "Deaf Taylor Swift," a member of campus security, and the sorority's housemaid.
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