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Tv and Film: Merging Mediums

5 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

True Detective and The Hunger Games are the same thing. This claim may seem bold, and of course it is in large part reductive and untrue.  When looking at the way the two stories function, however, it becomes easier to see the common ground that exists between them. True Detective is essentially an episodic movie. It tells one story over eight hours, and stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, two bona fide movie stars. The Hunger Games is telling a narrative of roughly the same length, and has a cast that includes House of Cards’ Mahershala Ali and Game of ThronesNatalie Dormer. So, what exactly is the difference?

The Hunger Games series is telling us a single narrative, truly, and its latest installment, Mockingjay—Part 1, told what is really half of a complete story. What it is, in its simplest form, is an episode. While the prior two installments »

- Joseph Allen

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Im Global, Republic Records Teaming on Music-Driven Movies

2 March 2015 8:09 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Republic Records and Im Global have launched a multiple picture co-financing and co-production deal for music-driven feature film titles.

The first movie under the deal will be urban comedy “Rollin’ Thunder” to be directed by Bille Woodruff, produced by Im Global Music chief David Schulhof, Republic’s Monte Lipman and Im Global’s Matt Jackson, and co-produced by hip-hop artist Nelly and actor-comedian Nick Cannon.

The story centers on a bowling champ-turned-ex-con who sees in a bowling tournament a chance to get back in the game, prove his innocence to the tycoon who owns Atlanta’s biggest bowling alley, and mend his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter.

The film will be set amid the Atlanta  hip-hop scene, contain a major musical component and is scheduled to go into production this summer.

Im Global topper Stuart Ford said, “Our two companies share a similar entrepreneurial spirit and culture of creative risk-taking, »

- Dave McNary

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Celebrity Showdown: Will Smith vs. Kevin Costner

1 March 2015 6:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After disappearing from the screen for a few years, Will Smith and Kevin Costner have both been enjoying career resurgences recently. This year alone, Costner has already starred in two releases – Black or White and McFarland, USA – and Focus hit the big screen this weekend, marking Smith's return to movies for the first time since the disastrous release of his2013 sci-fi bomb After Earth.

News: Celebrity Showdown: Bradley Cooper vs. Colin Firth

So, with both stars in the middle of making powerful comebacks, and with films in theaters at the same time, what better way to see who the real star is than by pitting their careers against each other's in a brand-new installment of Et's Celebrity Showdown?!

Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critics' reviews and awards season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars' careers to show who's really the best.

News: Celebrity Showdown - Director Edition: Clint Eastwood vs. Michael Mann »

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Kristen Stewart continues her own path with new Kelly Reichardt film

28 February 2015 1:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Did you know that Kristen Stewart made history a week ago? The 24-year-old actress became the first American woman to win a prestigious Cesar Award, France's own version of the Academy Award. She also won it for an English-speaking role.  Think about that for a second.  This honor hasn't been bestowed upon Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Sigourney Weaver, Natalie Portman, Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon or any other globally acclaimed American actress over the past 30 years. No, it was Kristen Stewart who broke the French's reticence to reward anyone but their own.  Stewart, an actress who continues to (mostly) put studio work behind her following a string of acclaimed performance in indie films over the past year.  That career path continues with her next endeavor, the "Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project," In case the name is unfamiliar to you, Reichardt is an acclaimed director whose movies include festival favorites "Night Moves," "Meek's Cutoff" and "Wendy and Lucy. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #347: The Thing Has Gone Non Corpus Mentis

27 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Things have been better for Thing. Not to mention for Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and the Human Torch. Over the course of the past year in the “The Fall of the Fantastic Four” story line, the Ff was forced to vacate their home and headquarters in the Baxter Building. The government took custody of Reed and Sue’s children Franklin and Valeria. Johnny lost his powers. Ben was accused of murdering the Puppet Master. Oh yeah, and they’re wearing these silly red costumes.

But even though “The Fall of the Fantastic Four” is a massive year-long epic, it still has some quiet moments. In Fantastic Four v 5 #12, we find one of those moments. Find it, in all places, on Ryker’s Island. I know what you’re saying, Ryker’s Island is the New York island prison that sits in the East River, what kind of quiet moment could we find there? »

- Bob Ingersoll

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Mining value from an Oscar win

27 February 2015 1:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to broaden the range of available star power in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they may be sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The value of an Oscar win

27 February 2015 1:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to boost the available star power of desirable acting talent in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they are sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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New Awards Season Rules: Would more nominees help solve the Oscars' diversity problem?

26 February 2015 6:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Excuse us if we go out on a limb here, but something tells us the collective brain trust at The Academy is glad this awards season has mercifully come to an end. After an incredibly diverse 86th Academy Awards ceremony, where "12 Years a Slave" took Best Picture, a Mexican filmmaker won Best Director, Lupita Nyong'o earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and John Ridley won Best Adapted Screenplay, the Oscars appeared to take a step back in 2015. It wasn't just that "Selma" was snubbed in a number of major categories. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag became a historical footnote that will haunt the Academy for years (and, trust, it will be back again if the public wills it). But it had more to do with all white nominees in the acting categories than just "Selma" itself. This also brought to light that it was yet another year without a female nominee in the Best Director category, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Oscars 2016: 16 Films to Keep an Eye On

26 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Now that the fervor of awards season has subsided, it's time to look ahead to the films and actors likely to dominate the conversation among critics, audiences, and artists in the coming year! Who’s to say which of these performances will sink and which will swim? Only time—and buzz, of course—will tell. Mark Ruffalo & Zoe Saldana, “Infinitely Polar Bear”This Sundance favorite is written and directed by up-and-comer Maya Forbes and stars the irresistibly charming Ruffalo and Saldana. The indie comedy, which centers on a manic depressive patriarch, appears to hit that sweet spot between endearing and cathartic that awards season so admires. And isn’t it about time these two talents earned Academy recognition? Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, & Naomi Watts in “Sea of Trees”It doesn’t get much heavier than two men traveling to a forest in Japan to commit suicide. But if anyone can »

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Stx Entertainment Dates Films With Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Jason Blum

25 February 2015 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Less than a year after it launched, Stx Entertainment has announced release dates for four films starring the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Jason Bateman, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman.

The first of these films, an untitled thriller from micro-budget maestro Jason Blum (“The Purge”), will debut on July 31. It stars Bateman and Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3″) as a married couple whose lives are upended when a high school acquaintance reappears in their lives. It will face off against “Mission: Impossible 5,” sci-fi thriller “Self/Less” and boxing drama “Southpaw” with Jake Gyllenhaal.

That will be followed on October 23 by “The Secret in Their Eyes,” a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, with Roberts, Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”). The film centers on a team of FBI investigators who must search for the killer of a colleague’s teenage daughter. “The Secret in Their »

- Brent Lang

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Kevin Spacey's Celebrity Impressions Are Out-of-Control Amazing

25 February 2015 8:40 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When Kevin Spacey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in November, he and Jimmy Fallon went back and forth with celebrity impressions, and Kevin's hilarious takes on people like Bill Clinton and Christopher Walken were more than a little impressive. For each turn, they generated a celebrity name and a Halloween-themed topic to talk about while imitating that celebrity. Jimmy, of course, had some awesome impressions up his sleeve, too, channeling stars like Michael Caine and Dr. Phil. Check out Kevin's incredible celebrity impressions, above, and then watch Christina Aguilera's spot-on Britney Spears impression before checking out even more must-see viral videos! Related: It's Hard to Pick a Favorite When It Comes to Benedict Cumberbatch's Celebrity Impressions Hidden Talents: Watch Celebrities Do Impressions of Other Celebrities Alright, Alright, Alright: 7 Celebrities Doing Their Best Matthew McConaughey Impressions You Really Have to Hear Adam Levine's Michael Jackson »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Christina Aguilera's Britney Spears Impression Is Just Plain Perfect

24 February 2015 11:35 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Beyond having an incredible singing voice of her own, Christina Aguilera is apparently the queen of impersonating other people's singing voices, too. When she sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, the singer gave it her all during their game of "Wheel of Musical Impressions." In a mashup that will thrill every pop-music fan, Christina channeled Britney Spears and absolutely nailed it. Watch the singer's ridiculously fun impressions of stars like Shakira and Cher in the clip above, and then check out Kevin Spacey's must-see impressions from the same Tonight Show game! Related: It's Hard to Pick a Favorite When It Comes to Benedict Cumberbatch's Celebrity Impressions Alright, Alright, Alright: 7 Celebrities Doing Their Best Matthew McConaughey Impressions Hidden Talents: Watch Celebrities Do Impressions of Other Celebrities Prepare to Be Shocked by How Much Christina Aguilera Has Changed »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Remain in Light inks Berlin haul

23 February 2015 1:41 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Benelux distributor secured deals with Sierra/Affinity, Fortitude and Im Global.

Benelux distributor Remain in Light has secured Efm deals on a number of hot market titles including Isabel Coixet’s This Man This Woman from Fortitude, Gaby Dellal’s Three Generations from Im Global and Joachim Trier’s Louder than Bombs from Memento.

Also acquired for all rights were Ethan Hawke’s documentary Seymour: An Introduction from HanWay Select and the previously announced Gold from Sierra/Affinity.

Remain in Light acquired Gold, Three Generations and Louder Than Bombs in association with local distributor Victory Productions, with whom it has collaborated on a number of titles in recent years.

Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger have been in talks to star in Coixet drama This Man This Woman, in which a woman encounters a former lover on a plane, sparking memories of their turbulent romantic relationship.

Dellal’s New York-set identity drama Three Generations centres on a New York City »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore Reverse Oscars’ Trend of Rewarding Older Actors, Young Actresses

22 February 2015 10:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress on Sunday night, it reversed the typical Academy trend of rewarding young female ingenues while celebrating older male actors. “The Theory of Everything” star Redmayne beat out elder statesman Michael Keaton as well as Bradley Cooper Steve Carell and fellow Brit sensation Benedict Cumberbatch. Also Read: Wrap Magazine Never-Before-Seen Outtakes: Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Reese Witherspoon (Video) At age 33, Redmayne becomes the youngest Best Actor winner of at least the past 10 years, which have seen Matthew McConaughey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jean Dujardin, Colin Firth, Jeff. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Julianne Moore Wins Best Actress for Still Alice

22 February 2015 9:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julianne Moore took home the Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night. She beat out Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild). "Thank you so much. I read an article that said winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer," Moore said as she accepted the prize. "If that's true, I would really like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me." She also made a point to thank important people involved in this film. "My dad for showing me the world, »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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Julianne Moore Wins Best Actress at the 2015 Oscars, Pays Tribute to Those Battling Alzheimer's Disease

22 February 2015 9:16 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

And the very well-deserved Oscar goes to...Julianne Moore.  As many predicted, the 54-year-old actress took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Alice Howland, a woman battling Alzheimer's disease, in the Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland-directed film Still Alice.  Moore defeated a slew of impressive talent, including Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike to win the highly coveted honor, although the red-headed beauty was undoubtedly the one to beat after nabbing both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award earlier this year.  Last year's best actor winner Matthew McConaughey announced Moore's accolade, which drew »

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Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner

22 February 2015 9:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After five Academy Award nominations and a career's worth of bold, varied performances, Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner. The "Still Alice" star was tipped to win the Best Actress prize at the 87th Academy Awards as early as the film's debut at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics and set on the fast track for a fall release amplified by an awards campaign. So it was little shock to those in the audience at the Dolby Theater or those watching at home when Matthew McConaughey announced her name. "There is no such thing as Best Actress, as is evidenced by the performances of my fellow nominees," the 54-year-old legend said. "I have been honored to be with you every step of the way." Interesting factoid: Only nine times in the 87-year history of the Academy Awards has a woman over 50 won the Best Actress Oscar. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Oscars: Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor for 'The Theory of Everything'

22 February 2015 8:52 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As 21 of our 29 Oscars experts predicted, Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor on Sunday night. His portrayal of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything" had already brought him a SAG, BAFTA and Golden Globe in recent weeks. -Break- This makes seven of the past 10 years that the Best Actor race has gone to someone playing a real life person: Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote," 2005), Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland," 2006), Sean Penn ("Milk," 2008), Colin Firth ("The King's Speech," 2010), Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln," 2012), and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club," 2013) and, now, Redmayne. Redmayne was a first-time nominee, as were three of his rivals -- Steve Carell ("Foxcatcher"), Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"), and Michael Keaton ("Birdman"). Bradl...' »

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Interstellar Wins Best Visual Effects

22 February 2015 7:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Interstellar took home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects on Sunday night. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey, won over Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The award was presented to Ian Hunter, Paul Franklin, Scott Fischer, and Andrew Lockley by Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. The 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, are airing live on ABC. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Oscars 2015: The Complete Winners List (So Far)

22 February 2015 5:43 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Oscars are under way!

Who will reign supreme on movie’s biggest night? Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the 87th Academy Awards with nine nominations apiece, while The Imitation Game follows close behind with eight. American Sniper and Boyhood follow with six nominations each.

Pics: The Stars on the Red Carpet at the Oscars!

In between the awards, expect performances from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Anna Kendrick, Tim McGraw, John Legend, Common, Maroon 5, Rita Ora, Tegan & Sera with The Lonely Island and Jack Black. Presenters include last year’s Oscar winners Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o.

Neil Patrick Harris hosts for the first time at the ceremony, broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 22 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and televised live coast-to-coast on ABC.

Pics: The Oscar Nominees in Photos!

Below is the list of winners.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

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