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Napa Valley Film Festival Hoping Quake Damage Doesn’t Shake Up Show

21 October 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It’s white-knuckle time for the Napa Valley Film Festival’s organizers, filmmakers and fans, with a key venue and two hotels still fixing earthquake damage ahead of the Nov. 12 opening night. The post-quake craziness comes just as the four-year-old event is getting traction in Hollywood for its Oscar Season-adjacent timing, with companies setting encore screenings and star appearances, to tout awards contenders from earlier in the year.

The festival bills itself a mix of film, food and, of course, wine, with its own wine director pouring bottles from 150 of the region’s best-regarded vineyards. A recent Los Angeles event spotlighting the festival featured The Weinstein Co. President David Glasser, who said his company will use it to push awareness of several TWC awards contenders. Among those projects: The Imitation Game, with festival appearances scheduled for director Morten Tyldum and cast members for the biopic about martyred cryptography pioneer Alan Turing. »

- David Bloom

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Feinberg Forecast: The Oscar Landscape Post-Hamptons, Pre-afi

19 October 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Every week through the 87th Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter's awards analyst Scott Feinberg will post an updated "Feinberg Forecast," wherein he presents a summary of major developments since the last update that helped to shape his current opinions and then lists his revised projections. For more about Feinberg and how he arrives at his projections, scroll to the bottom of this post. Factoring into this week's Feinberg Forecast … The announcements that Black and White, which features awards-caliber performances by Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, has been picked up for U.S. distribution before

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- Scott Feinberg

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Giveaway – Win 3 Days to Kill on Blu-ray

19 October 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of “3 Days To Kill”, out on DVD & Blu-ray 20th October 2014, we have a copy on Blu-ray up for grabs!

From the producers of Lucy and Taken comes another high-octane action classic, 3 Days To Kill, with Kevin Costner at his raw and uncompromising best next to the stunning femme fatale, played by Amber Heard. 3 Days To Kill is an explosive, action packed thrill ride that will leave you breathless.

Shoot outs, car chases, fist-fights, Kevin Costner and Amber Heard. Put all of this together and you have an explosive film that doesn’t fail to thrill and entertain from start to finish. 3 Days to Kill is a fantastic return to form for Kevin Costner in this must own for fans of high quality action.

Order your copy today on Amazon.

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- Gary Collinson

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Links: Monty, Misty, Michael, More...

18 October 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Gurus of Gold The new charts. Yes, I need to update the Oscar charts. I'll get started tomorrow!

The Black Maria for his 94th birthday - "Montgomery Clift: The Lost Poet of Omaha"

Serpentine Magazine Pretty Boys & Pathos: The Men of Classic Hollywood

To Be Continued Keith Uhlich on the single takes in American Horror Story, Birdman and Gone Girl

Guardian Scarlett Johansson to star in a live action remake of animated classic Ghost in the Shell 

In Contention let's give Michael Keaton the Oscar

Lafca will honor Gena Rowlands with their career achievement award this January

Chud has very mixed feelings on The Book of Life but h-a-t-e-s the soundtrack

The Wrap Actress Misty Upham (Frozen River, August: Osage County) found dead. Initial reports suggest suicide but...

Juliette Lewis (and others who knew her) don't fully believe it and are demanding an investigation

Words & Film thinks St. Vincent »

- NATHANIEL R

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'Black and White' Starring Kevin Costner Goes to Relativity

17 October 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Relativity Media is closing a deal to acquire distribution rights to director Mike Binder's racially-charged drama Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.

Kevin Costner plays an attorney named Elliot, who has been raising his bi-racial granddaughter Eloise with his wife, after their daughter died during child birth. When the lawyer's wife passes away, Elliot is dragged into a custody battle with Eloise's African-American grandmother (Octavia Spencer), who believes the child should be raised by his biological father, who is also a drug addict.

Anthony Mackie, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle,Andre Holland and Bill Burr co-star in the drama, which debuted at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Relativity is planning on an awards push for the film, although it isn't known exactly when it may be released. Open Road Films had been negotiating to pick up the rights, but a deal was never made.

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- MovieWeb

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Relativity picks up Kevin Costner-led race drama ‘Black or White’

17 October 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After a quiet bow at the Toronto International Film Festival, a distributor is finally coming to the rescue of writer-director Mike Binder's racially charged drama "Black and White." Excuse me, "Black or White," because someone owned the rights to the former and producers couldn't get it cleared. Sharing a title with a Michael Jackson track is easier, apparently. According to Deadline, Relativity is wrapping a deal to acquire domestic rights for the film, which stars Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie, and Jennifer Ehle. The story of a widower engaging in a custody battle over the mixed race granddaughter he helped raise, "Black or White" earned mixed reviews out of Tiff. Our own Gregory Ellwood wasn't a fan, noting that Binder's film "simply wants too much" and that Costner's alcoholic character doesn't play. "It wants to make a statement on modern day race relations but even its »

- Matt Patches

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Kevin Costner Drama ‘Black Or White’ Sold to Relativity

17 October 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity is in final negotiations to buy U.S. rights to Kevin Costner’s racial drama “Black Or White,” a month after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. A release date for the film has yet to be set.

Costner produced and stars as an attorney trying to raise his biracial granddaughter (Jillian Estell) after the deaths of his wife and daughter. The film centers on a custody battle between the attorney and the child’s paternal grandmother, played by Octavia Spencer.

Mike Binder directed from his own script. Binder collaborated with Costner on 2005’s “The Upside of Anger.”

Besides Costner, Binder and Todd Lewis produced. Production companies are Treehouse Films and Black and White LLC.

The film had originally been titled “Black and White.”

News was first reported by The Wrap.

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- Dave McNary

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Relativity Picks Up Kevin Costner's 'Black or White'

17 October 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity is closing in on a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer's racially-themed drama Black or White, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film, which was originally titled Black and White, made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 6. It is being acquired for its awards-season potential, sources say — particularly Costner and Spencer's performances. See more Toronto: Behind-the-Scenes With Al Pacino, Benedict Cumberbatch Open Road had been in talks to acquire the movie before negotiations broke down. Written and directed by Mike Binder and based on

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Review: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Can't Save Monochromatic 'Black or White'

17 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"What is it about you that you don't want to admit there's a 'there' there?" Rowena (Octavia Spencer) asks Elliot (Kevin Costner) in "Black and White," which followed its Toronto bow with its U.S. premiere Thursday night at the New Orleans Film Festival. They're in the makeshift garage office where she runs a thriving real estate business, discussing the fate of their granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell), but the "there" there is, in writer/director Mike Binder's unsubtle hands, the Problem of Race in America. "Black and White" is a social message film as certain of its ennobling politics as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," and ultimately as tepid. "The film," as James Baldwin wrote of Stanley Kramer's 1967 dramedy, "seems... to suggest that backward people can be found on both sides of the racial fence -- a point which can scarcely be made so long as one is sitting on it. »

- Matt Brennan

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Relativity Buys Kevin Costner-Starrer ‘Black Or White’

17 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Relativity is wrapping a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Black Or White, the Mike Binder-directed drama that stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. A racially charged drama that created strong buzz when it premiered at Toronto under the title Black And White. That title couldn’t be cleared, which is why it changed to “Or.” The film will be released in time to qualify for the Oscar race. That could mean a platform before year’s end, but those details are being worked out. Relativity will release the film through its newly formed multcultural division.

The drama is inspired by the true story of a grieving widower, who is also an angry alcoholic (Costner), and his struggle to retain custody of the young mixed-race granddaughter he and his recently deceased wife were raising. Spencer co-stars as the grandmother on the opposite side of the dispute. Gillian Jacobs, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Drama ‘Black or White’ Heading to Relativity (Exclusive)

17 October 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Relativity is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Mike Binder's racially-charged drama “Black or White,” which stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, TheWrap has learned. Relativity plans to release the film through its new multicultural division before the end of the year so that it may qualify for awards such as the Oscars and Golden Globes. “Black or White” premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it screened as “Black and White.” Open Road had been in negotiations to acquire the film but those talks failed to lead to a deal. »

- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 2

17 October 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 30-21

30. The Sixth Sense (1999) directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Before he spiraled into a critical nose-dive from which he’s yet to recover, M. Night Shyamalan was heralded as the next great American filmmaker. (No, seriously.) Before his gimmickry become obvious–all the twist endings, the important details withheld, trickery in lieu of genuine cleverness–Shyamalan crafted a genuine masterpiece that remains as potent as ever, regardless of the spoiling of its sneaky surprises. Bruce Willis has never approached the grace and subtlety of his performance here; his empathetic, sorrowful turn as a child psychologist searching for redemption deserved an Oscar nod. Maybe he woulda gotten one had this movie not come out in the insanely good movie year of our lord 1999. Willis is matched every step of the way by Haley Joel Osment, giving one of the great childhood performances, and lending credence to lines that could have »

- Greg Cwik

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Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to ‘Birdman’

16 October 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn’t enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can’t stop watching himself — as if in disbelief that it’s really him up there onscreen. “I like this movie so much, I just can’t get enough of it,” he says over a recent lunch at Santa Monica’s Miramar Hotel, the day after he’d seen “Birdman” for the third time, at an Academy screening attended by his old “Batman” sparring partner, Jack Nicholson. “I’m watching this movie and I’m thinking, God, I love this movie. And then I realized: Wait a minute, I’m in this movie!”

Coming from most people, a statement like that would sound like false modesty at best and willful self-delusion at worst, »

- Scott Foundas

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Competition: Win action film ’3 Days To Kill’ on Blu-ray!

16 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of 3 Days To Kill, out on DVD & Blu-ray 20th October 2014, we have a copy on Blu-ray up for grabs!

From the producers of Lucy and Taken comes another high-octane action classic, 3 Days To Kill, with Kevin Costner at his raw and uncompromising best next to the stunning femme fatale, played by Amber Heard. 3 Days To Kill is an explosive, action packed thrill ride that will leave you breathless.

Shoot outs, car chases, fist-fights, Kevin Costner and Amber Heard. Put all of this together and you have an explosive film that doesn’t fail to thrill and entertain from start to finish. 3 Days To Kill is a fantastic return to form for Kevin Costner in this must own for fans of high quality action.

3 Days To Kill is available to order on DVD & Blu-ray today: http://amzn.to/1ug1W7e

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- Phil Wheat

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Rome Film Festival Reinvents Itself Again With Slimmed-Down Event

15 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Marco Mueller took over as Rome Film Festival director prior to the event’s 2012 edition, he brought with him more than three decades of experience amassed at Venice, Locarno and Rotterdam. But nothing prepared him for the ensuing Roman roller-coaster ride, full of twists and turns dictated by Italian politics and the economy, an experience he compares with being on a mission out of “The Expendables” franchise.

“Being so closely connected to the various centers of power in Italy, I had to learn how to comply even with requests that were not clearly formulated,” Mueller says.

After two years of changing formulas, political battles and budget cuts, this year’s festival, which runs Oct. 16-25, reflects Mueller’s invention of the “new metropolitan fest” concept, a plan that comes in response to the culture ministry’s dictum to go the full route of being a “festa” (Italian for “party »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 release date pushed back from Christmas Day

15 October 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has seen its release date pushed back into next year.

The sci-fi comedy was due to open in cinemas on Christmas Day through Paramount, but has now been delayed until February 20, 2015.

The move takes the sequel away from competing with The Interview, Sony's comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will now open against the Sean Penn-led action film The Gunman, Kevin Costner sports drama McFarland, USA and Natalie Portman's Jane Got a Gun.

Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Chevy Chase all reprise their roles from the original film, with Adam Scott stepping in for the absent John Cusack. Scott will play the son of Cusack's character.

Community star Gillian Jacobs is a new addition the cast.

The sequel's storyline sees Robinson and Duke's characters leaping back into the hot tub in a bid to head »

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Moves Out Of Christmas Slot, ‘Scouts Vs. Zombies’ Pushed To Halloween 2015 As Paramount Shuffles Dates

14 October 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Paramount has pushed the release dates for a pair of its films. Sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has been moved out of this year’s busy Christmas Day calendar to February 20. The studio’s horror comedy Scouts Vs. Zombies, which had been set for February 20 after being moved up from March 13 last month, is being pushed by 10 months to October 30, 2015. The Hot Tub 2 move positions the comedy to go up against Disney’s Kevin Costner high school sports drama McFarland, USA and Relativity’s Natalie Portman Western Jane Got A Gun. As of now, Scouts Vs. Zombies has no new competition that Halloween weekend, but it opens a week after Warner Bros’ horror sequel The Conjuring 2.

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How 'The Shawshank Redemption' invented Morgan Freeman, and how Morgan Freeman invented himself

14 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Born in Memphis, raised in Mississippi, four years in the Air Force, acted off- and then on-Broadway, spent the '70s on The Electric Company, spent the early '80s on Another World, earned one Oscar nomination as the street smart one in Street Smart, earned another Oscar nomination as the one who wasn't Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, stole Robin Hood from Kevin Costner, almost stole Unforgiven from Clint Eastwood: This is what Morgan Freeman did for his first 57 years on this planet. Technically. But even if you know that Freeman had been a working actor for close to three decades beforehand, »

- Darren Franich

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X Factor No.1s Week review: Kevin Costner, boybands and van drivers

13 October 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor 2014 started its Live Shows with a No.1s Week theme. It's almost as if they wanted us to make the obvious joke about there being a large steaming pile of No.2s on the Fountain Studios stage. But we wouldn't be that crass.

It feels too early to be overly harsh about the Class of Series 11 - we've got a couple more months of this to endure yet - and this wasn't the worst crop of X Factor contestants we've ever been gifted. The real problem with this weekend's shows was that it felt like we'd seen it all before. About 10 times before, to be precise.

Simon Cowell couldn't even be bothered to tuck his shirt in on Saturday night's show, which pretty much embodied the shoulder shrug attitude from the producers and judges this year. Will this do? I guess it will have to, because it's this or the bloody Voice. »

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20 great quotes about the 'American Olivier,' Robert Duvall

12 October 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Judge did not come close to winning its opening weekend. Nor did the critics swoon over the pairing of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, playing a hot-shot, big-city attorney and his ornery father, a prominent small-town judge accused of murder. But even if the script is Grisham-light and the prodigal-son bit overly familiar, there's at least one reason to keep it on your must-see list: Duvall. "Now it's about time to recognize Robert Duvall as one of the most resourceful, most technically proficient, most remarkable actors in America today," wrote the New York Times. "When I say 'one of… »

- Jeff Labrecque

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