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Costner & the Cold War: Thn meets ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ director Peter Anthony

30 June 2015 11:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Man Who Saved The World is out to buy this week. An unusual but rewarding true life story of epic magnitude, it takes us back to the era of the Cold War, focusing on Stanislav Petrov, a retired Russian Colonel who was the only thing that stood between the world and nuclear war one fateful night in 1983.

A mix of real life documentary and affecting drama, the film also boasts an array of celebrity cameos, from Kevin Costner to Robert De Niro. Chronicling this journey was Danish writer/director Peter Anthony. We caught up with him for a revealing insight into the making of this ambitious and much-lauded project…

Thn: I found the film very interesting, in that rather than being a straightforward documentary it’s more a drama with documentary elements. Having Mr Petrov as the lead was an unusual move, but a good one. What led you »

- Steve Palace

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The Man Who Saved The World DVD Review

30 June 2015 11:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Anthony

Starring: Stanislav Petrov, Sergey Shnyryov, Nataliya Vdovina, Kevin Costner and featuring Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Ashton Kutcher and Walter Cronkite

Special Features: None

The mentality of Cold War and the threat of nuclear conflict may seem like yesterday’s menace, but writer/director Peter Anthony wants to show us they’re still here in The Man Who Saved The World.

Telling a remarkable true story, the film is best described as a drama with documentary elements, following Russian Stanislav Petrov (playing himself), who travels to America in order to be honoured at the Un. Why this is happening gradually becomes clear, as we learn of Petrov’s role as the title “character”. A former Lieutenant Colonel in the Soviet military, his high-stakes decision in interpreting computer data from a perceived Us nuclear strike led to his averting a catastrophic encounter between the two superpowers in the 1980s. »

- Steve Palace

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Kevin Costner Walks Away From Amazon Drama ‘Trial’

30 June 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It wasn’t meant to be. After weeks of courtship and a week of negotiations, Kevin Costner has opted not to proceed with Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley. For a few days, it looked like Costner was well on his way to toplining his first TV series (Amazon has been eyeing a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Trial). But negotiations ultimately unraveled. Word is that Amazon is now moving on… »

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Kevin Costner Passes on David E. Kelley Amazon Drama

30 June 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kevin Costner won't be making his series regular debut anytime soon. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the two-time Oscar winner has opted to pass on starring in Amazon's David E. Kelley legal drama The Trial and that the project is going back to square one to find a "huge star" for its leading man. Sources indicate that the drama will still go straight to series, a point that Costner signing on would have guaranteed.  As THR reported June 25, Costner was in negotiations to star and executive produce the Kelley-created drama, but after being thisclose to

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Aussies and Kiwis invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an »

- Don Groves

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Aussies invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Three Australians and one Kiwi have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizard Tim Crosbie, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an Oscar for best achievement in visual effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

- Don Groves

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Kevin Costner Enters the TV Game with Amazon's 'The Trial'

27 June 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Netflix gets most of the press for their streamed original content, but between the excellent "Transparent" and what I've seen thus far from their newly imported arrival "Catastrophe," Amazon's got more than a few aces in their sleeves to place them firmly into the competition. Having Woody Allen on board to make his first-ever television series, as well as producing Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch and Terry Gilliam's latest movies, is also a big plus. And it looks as though they've got some more good eggs in their basket coming up, as Kevin Costner is in talks to frontline David E. Kelley's ("Ally McBeal," "The Practice," "Boston Legal") latest legal drama "The Trial." Even though Amazon's model consists primarily of letting users decide whether or not a show gets a full-season order based on their pilots, should Costner sign on it would get a straight-to-series order. The two-time Academy »

- Will Ashton

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Kevin Costner To Lead Amazon Series

25 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kevin Costner is in negotiations to star in what would be his first series regular role, serving as the leading man in "The Practice" and "Boston Legal" creator David E. Kelley's new legal drama "The Trial" for Amazon Studios.

Should a deal be made, Amazon would skip their usual user-voted pilot process and take the project straight to series, the first time Amazon has given such an order. Kelley penned the pilot and will executive produce with Costner, while David Semel is rumored to direct the pilot.

Costner would play Billy McBride, a once respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded. No an alcoholic surviving on the occasional case, he is reinvigorated when a recently fired young lawyer brings him a wrongful death case that pits Billy against the head of his former firm.

"The Trial" would join Amazon's growing stable of original series including "Transparent, »

- Garth Franklin

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Kevin Costner Goes To Trial

25 June 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having enjoyed a surprisingly success with the small-screen Hatfields & McCoys, Kevin Costner now his his eye on a new television project. He's currently negotiating a starring role in Trial, yet another pilot on its way to production at Amazon Studios for its streaming service. The courtroom drama would see Costner playing Billy McBride, a once powerful lawyer who's now a washed-up alcoholic following a botched murder case and a fall-out with his former partner. But when he brings a case against his old firm, he finds his passion for the law rekindled, and with it his "dry charisma".David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice) is the brain behind the Trial enterprise, with David Semel (The Man In The High Castle) in the frame to direct. If Costner signs on the line, the pilot will immediately level up to a full ten-episode series. »

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Kevin Costner in Talks to Star in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Legal Drama

25 June 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kevin Costner may be headed back to the smallscreen.

Costner is in talks to star in Amazon’s new legal drama from David E. Kelley, Variety has learned. Costner has been in talks for the role for the past few weeks, sources say.

“The Trial” marks one of the biggest shows to date for the streaming service and would be Amazon’s first straight to series order. The site usually allows audiences to watch and provide feedback on what pilots should be ordered to series.

This would also mark Costner’s first-ever regular series. His starred in the History Channel miniseries “Hatfield & McCoys.” Costner will play a reputable-lawyer-turned-alcoholic who’s fired from the high-profile firm he co-founded.

David Semel (“Ally McBeal,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Madam Secretary”) is rumored to direct the pilot, written by Kelley. Costner would also executive produce. Kelley’s most recent credits include CBS’ “The Crazy Ones. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Kevin Costner In Talks To Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama Pilot ‘Trial’

25 June 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: In what would be a big coup for Amazon, I hear the streaming service is talking to Kevin Costner for the lead in one of its pilots. I’ve learned that the Oscar winner is in negotiations to star in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley. With him on board, the project would get a 10-episode straight-to-series order. David Semel, who has directed the pilots for such series as Heroes, Person Of Inter… »

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An Open Letter To Riteish Deshmukh

23 June 2015 10:41 PM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

It¡¦s exactly one year to this day when you surprised me and the entire industry with your chilling performance in Ek Villian. June 27, 2014, I¡¦m sure is the day you will never forget. That was, to me, your biggest Friday professionally. You surpassed your expectations as a performer and I know the kick it can give a creative person.

It¡¦s a high of knowing that you broke the standards you set for yourself. Every creative person is his or hers biggest critic. The appreciation that followed would have only been the icing on the cake. Not to mention the awards.

Every actor lives for this, and then to push himself some more; for that surreal place where he can call his own¡Xhis zone! Every actor reaches there at least once in his lifetime.

Surreal for Amitabh Bachchan [according to me] was Agneepath; for Al Pacino, Scent Of A Woman, and for Kevin Costner, »

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Kevin Costner in Talks to Star in David E. Kelley Legal Drama for Amazon

23 June 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kevin Costner may be headed to Amazon. The two-time Oscar winner is in negotiations to star in the company's new legal drama from David E. Kelley, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources tell THR that should the deal work out, The Trial would get a straight to series order and forgo the traditional pilot process. The Trial centers on Billy McBride (Costner), a once respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded. Billy now spends his days getting drunk, with the occasional case tossed his way by his ex-wife. However, Billy is reinvigorated professionally

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- Lesley Goldberg

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11 stars using body doubles for nude scenes: Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Owen Wilson

19 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey's 'Walk of Shame' nude body double has been revealed as actress Rebecca Van Cleave.

Headey opted out of going naked for the harrowing six-minute sequence "for several reasons", one of which was so she could fully focus on the emotions in her performance.

The actress also wasn't involved in the casting process for her double, adding: "I was like, 'Listen guys, she happens to have a beautiful body, but I don't do casting'. If somebody is brave enough to do this, I applaud it."

We've found 11 other actors and actresses who've spoken candidly about choosing a body double instead of baring their naked bits on the big screen.

And you may find some film scenes quite surprising (it wasn't really Kevin Costner frolicking naked in a waterfall!).

1. Mila Kunis had actresses moon for her

Mila Kunis happily revealed that she used »

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10 Movie Trailers that Surpassed Their Feature Length Counterparts

19 June 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Feature length films can hardly hope to brave their condensed highlighted counterparts. Often a series of the film's most striking visual scenes and a tangent on the films main “ideas” they can sometimes surpass the grind of an hour, two, or three at a traveling peak of over sensory delight. Below I have assembled trailers that transcended their full-length partners or did well to weave a convincing mask. 

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones

In this film's teaser trailer, Vader’s heaves provide the tempo. Cutting in and out of black, brief awesome imagery of a grown Anakin, Boba Fett, and nostalgic bites of space battles fill the black. The snippets are thrilling, promising even (We hoped for an improved return). But at that point we hadn’t seen Hayden Christensen’s awkward portrayal of the soon to be iconic villain, or witnessed George Lucas’s taxing foreboding. »

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‘McFarland, USA’ DVD Review: Another Inspirational True Story Adapted For The Big Screen

18 June 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

McFarland, USA, based on the true story of a 1987 cross-country team from McFarland High School in California and starring Kevin Costner, is inspirational and effortlessly does justice to the real story being told. McFarland, USA is a story about a struggling football coach and teacher named Jim White (Costner), who was forced to move […]

The post ‘McFarland, USA’ DVD Review: Another Inspirational True Story Adapted For The Big Screen appeared first on uInterview. »

- Shantel Whitaker

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Three 'Simpsons' In-Show Video Games Now Playable in Real Life

12 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Another sign that The Simpsons transcends television: Video game developer GumpyFunction has created real-life versions of three fictional video games written into the long-running animated series. As A.V. Club reports (via Reddit), hardcore Simpsons fans can now laugh their way through approximations of Kevin Costner's Waterworld (inspired by the gag from Season Eight's "The Springfield Files"), the Battletoads-styled Escape From Grandma's House (from Season Two classic "Bart Gets an F") and the 8-bit punch-up Larry the Looter (from Season Three's "Radio Bart").

"I spent about two years learning how to use GameMaker:Studio, »

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Love Island 2005: What happened to winner Jayne Middlemiss? Or love god Lee Sharpe? We find out!

10 June 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Remember the first ever Love Island with its seemingly clueless single celebrities constantly bickering on a tumultuous and stormy (literally and metaphorically) Fijian island?

Even the show's co-hosts Kelly Brook and Patrick Kielty were baying for one another's blood when Kielty decided to declare during one live show that Brook had previously dated contestant Paul Danan.

Other memorable highlights included Abi Titmuss becoming more and more enraged as Fran Cosgrave repeatedly referred to her as Vanessa Feltz, swiftly followed by a tipsy and uncouth Rebecca Loos letting rip.

The series aired almost exactly a decade ago, so we found ourselves wondering - whatever happened to eventual winner Jayne Middlemiss? And the Love Island love god that was Lee Sharpe?

As the new non-celebrity series currently enjoys its ITV2 revival, we find out what the 12 star contestants have gone on to do since their 2005 stint below:

Jayne Middlemiss

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10 Post-Apocalyptic Films That Prove Mankind Is Doomed

10 June 2015 1:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Cj Entertainment

It’s a theme as old as Mankind. Whether it’s the Bible’s Book of Revelation foretelling the Four Horsemen crushing the Earth under hoof or the Y2K bug playing Snake with our nuclear bunkers; we’ve got it all covered – plagues, ecological disasters, nuclear war, alien invasions, asteroids. You might say we’re somewhat obsessed with our own ends.

In the last century, when the threat of nuclear war looked like a real possibility, there was a surge in popular science fiction that looked at the implications of such a catastrophe, asking ‘what happens to humanity when the finally dust settles?’ This is an intriguing notion, especially when you consider the word ‘Apocalypse’ means ‘to uncover or reveal.’ It goes someway to explain why our culture often looks to its grim finale to depict our contemporary troubles and social ills.

There’s something ultimately positive about watching these films, »

- Jack Lantern

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‘Better Call Saul’ Creators Talk Character Backstory & Tease Season 2

9 June 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The creative team behind “Better Call Saul” joined together Tuesday for the closing panel at Variety‘s annual TV Summit, moderated Debra Birnbaum, to talk about their stellar spinoff.

“I’m just glad it just didn’t take an enormous dump when it came out,” co-creator Vince Gilligan said, sparking laughter from the packed room. “That was very gratifying for me.”

Peter Gould agreed with his co-creator’s sentiment on the series’ freshman success. “‘Breaking Bad’ was lighting in a bottle and it would be really unrealistic to expect that again, but people seemed to really enjoy it.”

Gould was also joined by staff writer Gordon Smith, supervising producer Gennifer Hutchinson and co-exec producer Thomas Schnauz on the panel. They discussed the unusual nature of the character development process on “Saul,” given the situation that the audience knows what is coming in the future for the main character played by Bob Odenkirk. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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