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Ellen DeGeneres Becomes Anastasia Steele in This 50 Shades of Grey Movie Parody

49 minutes ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

One of the best things that Ellen DeGeneres does on her show, Ellen, is parody different movies and TV shows. While I didn’t think Ellen could top her jokes about Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln commercials (which have also been spoofed by Saturday Night Live and South Park), she may just have done that by debuting her “starring role” in the new 50 Shades of Grey film. That’s right, everyone, don’t believe what you’ve heard about the movie; Dakota Johnson is no longer its female lead—Ellen has now become Anastasia Steele, at least in this awesome and really funny parody. In the video below, you can watch as Ellen cuts Johnson out and inserts herself into the biggest scenes in the film’s trailer, as she pretends to act opposite Jamie Dorman, who will be playing the infamous Christina Grey (a role that was originally nabbed by »

- Chris King

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Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to star in Big Little Lies

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Photo Credit: Georges Biard

Earlier this year Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson raised the bar for content on the small screen with the highly received limited series True Detective. Taking a page out of their book are Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon, the latest duo to pair up for a newly announced limited series. Deadline reports that the two Oscar winners are set to star in Big Little Lies, to be written by Emmy winner David E. Kelley.

Big Little Lies is described as a “subversive comedy” that follows three mothers of kindergarteners, whose seemingly perfect lives derail into a classic murder-mystery that takes place during a catastrophic parents’ night at a school fundraiser event.

The project is based on the book of the same name by the Australian author Liane Moriarty (What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes). It was published in July and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Kidman (Blossom Films »

- William Fanelli

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Visionary: Richard Linklater to Receive Big Palm Springs International Film Festival Award

4 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.

Here's the full press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »

- Manny

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Oscars 2015 nominations: 10 early frontrunners for Best Picture

4 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's that time of the year again. Which is to say that it isn't, yet, but it's close enough for us all to start speculating.

The 2015 Oscar nominations won't be announced until January, and thanks to the peculiarities of transatlantic release schedules, many of these contenders will barely have reached UK shores by then.

But we've now seen enough of the heavy-hitters to have a decent sense of how the next awards season is shaping up, and below we've rounded up our best guesses for the ten films that will dominate this year's Academy Awards.

Scroll al the way to the bottom to see our complete list of predictions for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

1. Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller's brooding true crime drama emerged as one of the year's earliest awards season frontrunners when it opened at Cannes, centring on »

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Matthew McConaughey set to join The Stand

15 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The big budget movie take on Stephen King's The Stand might just have Matthew McConaughey on board...

At the end of last week, we learned that The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone is looking to split his big screen take on Stephen King's The Stand into four movies. Warner Bros is backing the project, and it sounds as though the films are inching torwards production.

Nat Wolff is thus far the only cast member we know about, and he's been given a role that's new in the screen version of The Stand. But it looks increasingly likely that Matthew McConaughey will sign up to play Randall Flagg, the key villain role in the project.

His name has popped up before in association with the movies, but The Guardian is reporting that he's now tipped to take the pivotal role of Flagg. Flagg is a cowboy who »

- simonbrew

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Witherspoon, Kidman join Big Little Lies

17 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In arguably the most high-profile TV project to involve film stars since Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were cast in True Detective, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are to star in a darkly comedic limited series as kindergarten mothers.

David E Kelley is writing Big Little Lies from Australian author Liane Moriarty’s darkly comedic novel about three mothers of kindergarten children who become embroiled in a murder-mystery during a fundraiser.

The project will shortly go out to networks and streaming services in what looks likely to spark a furious bidding war.

The ubiquitous Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard and Kidman’s Blossom Films optioned film and TV rights earlier this year as a starring vehicle.

The pair will also produce alongside Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea and Blossom partner Per Saari. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Big Little Lies draws star power

17 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In arguably the most high-profile TV project to involve film stars since Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were cast in True Detective, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are to star in a darkly comedic limited series as kindergarten mothers.

David E Kelley is writing Big Little Lies from Australian author Liane Moriarty’s darkly comedic novel about three mothers of kindergarten children who become embroiled in a murder-mystery during a fundraiser.

The project will shortly go out to networks and streaming services in what looks likely to spark a furious bidding war.

The ubiquitous Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard and Kidman’s Blossom Films optioned film and TV rights earlier this year as a starring vehicle.

The pair will also produce alongside Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea and Blossom partner Per Saari. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Stand – Matthew McConaughey Closer to Playing the Evil Randall Flagg?

23 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Around August or so there were rumors that Matthew McConaughey was being considered (and rightly so) to take on the part of the nefarious Randall Flagg in the upcoming big screen version of Stephen King’s The Stand. Today the actor… Continue Reading →

The post The StandMatthew McConaughey Closer to Playing the Evil Randall Flagg? appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Will Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman's new TV series be their 'True Detective'?

23 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are setting their sights a little...smaller. The Oscar winning actors are heading to television with a limited series adaptation of Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel "Big Little Lies," according to The Hollywood Reporter; Witherspoon and Kidman optioned the rights to the book back in August through their production companies Pacific Standard and Blossom Films, respectively. David E. Kelley, who most recently served as showrunner of the short-lived Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar sitcom "The Crazy Ones," will write and executive-produce the series, which will reportedly be shopped to both premium networks (HBO, Showtime, etc.) and streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu). "Big Little Lies" tells the story of three mothers of kindergartners who become embroiled in a murder mystery after an elementary school fundraiser turns sour. There's no word yet on which characters Kidman and Witherspoon will take on; this will be the first »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Are Heading to TV in David E. Kelley’s Limited Series ‘Big Little Lies’

23 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It seems like the most popular move for movie stars now is to head to TV, and we’re not just talking about men, like Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Billy Bob Thorton, and Martin Freeman. No, female film actresses are hopping on television projects as well, and Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are the latest ones to do so, as it was announced today that both actresses are heading to TV to star in in David E. Kelley’s new limited series Big Little Lies. Big Little Lies will be based off of the New York Times best-selling Liane Moriarty novel of the same name. The novel focuses on three mothers to kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to a murder-mystery that takes place during a disastrous parents’ night at an elementary school fundraiser. Kelley will write the show’s pilot and serve as showrunner; both Witherspoon and Kidman will »

- Chris King

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Matthew McConaughey Might Star in The Stand

25 November 2014 1:16 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Did anyone notice a copy of Stephen King's "The Stand" sitting on Matthew McConaughey's bookshelf in Interstellar? Was is a sign that the actor would star in the long gestating post-apocalyptic project?

The Guardian are reporting/insinuating that Matthew McConaughey is locked to star as the film's villain, Randall Flagg. While they don't make clear the source, I hope it's indeed true.

Director Josh Boone recently gave some insight into his proposed project incl [Continued ...] »

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Matthew McConaughey May Play This Major Role in Stephen King's 'The Stand' Adaptation

25 November 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It’s Matthew McConaughey’s world at this point – the rest of us are just living in it. The star, who’s earned accolades for his recent work in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and HBO’s True Detective, is now reportedly very close to tackling the role of the villainous Randall Flagg – the ultimate force of evil in Stephen King’s postapocalyptic 1978 novel The Stand. There were rumors that McConaughey was being eyed for the part a few weeks ago, and it appears there was at least some truth to those early reports. While McConaughey hasn’t been officially cast in director Josh Boone’s new adaptation (which has now been expanded from one three-hour film to four stand-alone entries), word is that it’s close to...

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- Mike Bracken

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Independent Spirit Awards Nominations 2015 Led by 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman'

25 November 2014 11:06 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Spirit Awards voted on by the members will be awarded in Santa Monica on February 21 and air live on IFC and will be rebroadcast at 10 pm.  As always, surprises abounded in this year's nominations announced on November 25. Who came out ahead and behind?  There's always some degree of overlap between the Spirits and the Oscars as winning momentum comes into play, right before the critics groups awards break in the coming weeks. Last year, "12 Years a Slave" took home the top feature prizes at both the Spirits and the Oscars, and actors Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto also collected two sets of awards. This can lead to a very dull Spirit show. This year the jury supplied some zingers, includingmicro-indie "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter." That's their job. Besides Spirit frontrunners "Birdman" (six nominations including A.G. Inarritu, Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton) and »

- Anne Thompson

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Matthew McConaughey tipped to play The Stand villain

25 November 2014 10:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in line to play the villain of The Stand.

The True Detective actor has been tipped to take on the role of Randall Flagg in the Stephen King adaptation, according to The Guardian.

The Warner Bros project was first rumoured to be pursuing McConaughey for the project in the summer.

Josh Boone is directing the movie, which he recently revealed may be a four-film project.

King's apocalyptic epic The Stand is set in a world devastated by an experimental biological weapon.

The survivors fall into two camps, one under the saintly Mother Abigail, the other based in Las Vegas under recurring King villain Flagg.

McConaughey can currently be seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. »

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Matthew McConaughey Tipped To Play Villainous Randall Flagg In Stephen King’s The Stand

25 November 2014 10:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We already know that Josh Boone’s big-screen and ambitious visualization of The Stand will span four films in order to fully capture the epic scope of  Stephen King’s 1978 post-apocalyptic tome, but today an unconfirmed report has tipped Interstellar star Matthew McConaughey to play one of the series’ lead villains, Randall Flagg.

For now, we’ll have to file this tidbit firmly in the rumor cabinet, but the report does align with what we’ve previously heard about Boone’s adaptation. In fact, the Fault in our Stars helmer recently revealed that the final product would contain a cast that would, and we quote, “blow people’s minds,” while also confirming that there are several roles that have already been filled that we don’t know about yet. Could McConaughey’s Flagg be one of those?

Here’s what the director had to say a few days ago:

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- Michael Briers

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Live Blog

25 November 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update 10:15 Am: Somebody out there got an itchy finger and published the full list of nominees; which went out on PR Newsire.  Scroll below in our blog to see what was nominated.  We’re also adding fun factoids.

Previous: 9:50Am: Deadline is live blogging the nominations announcement for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards today. Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna will be revealing the big list live from the W Hollywood.

The awards ceremony is traditionally held the day before the Oscar ceremony, in the case of next year, it’s Feb. 21 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif.

At times, the awards ceremony is a bellwether of sorts in certain categories, and last year that couldn’t be more true. Prior to their Oscar wins in respective categories, 12 Years a Slave took best feature, Matthew McConaughey took best actor for Dallas Buyers ClubCate Blanchett won best actress for Blue Jasmine, »

- Anthony D'Alessandro and David Bloom

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Confirmed The Stand Remake to be Four Films

25 November 2014 9:43 AM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

The Stand has regularly ended up on lists of Stephen Kings best novels and of the best Stephen King movie adaptations and the cast including Gary Sinise Molly Ringwold and Rob Lowe among other talented folks elevates this made for TV miniseries to classic status that has stood the test of time. Still in our age of remakes and reimaginings presentations like the Stand are bound to become the subjects of a reboot for the big screen. Breaking Matthew McConaughey has been tipped to play Randall Flagg. »

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Has 'The Stand' Locked in Matthew McConaughey as the Villain?

25 November 2014 9:42 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Three months after first reporting that Matthew McConaughey was being eyed to play the villainous Randall Flagg in The Stand, a new report from The Guardian reveals that Matthew McConaughey has been "tipped" for the role. We're not completely sure if that means Matthew McConaughey has officially signed on, or if he is in negotiations.

This hasn't been officially confirmed as of yet, but landing a major star such as Matthew McConaughey falls in line with writer-director Josh Boone's statement made during a podcast last week, where he revealed that the cast is, "going to blow people's minds." The filmmaker also confirmed a June statement from author Stephen King, revealing that the author's 1152-page book will be adapted into four movies, after a single three-hour adaptation was originally planned.

In the original novel, Randall Flagg is an evil tyrant who terrorizes survivors of a plague that has wiped out most of the American population. »

- MovieWeb

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Review: Interstellar

25 November 2014 9:14 AM, PST | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is the Pure Movies review of Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine. Interstellar needs to be three hours. The wonderful Nolan touch of making the incredible credible is here, making the fantastic mundane (The Dark Knight was less comic book than believable psychological drama, with no fait accompli supervillains, but character development [or disintegration] worthy of Cassavetes). He gives us the sense of entrapment and doom by taking the time to linger, helpless, as the earth begins to expire. We also get the slog of galactic travel, the time in distant space that feels like we’ve been somewhere remote and mostly boring. Distant planets are not immune to ennui. Matthew McConaughy’s Cooper (like his namesake) is an American he-man, a cowboy with The Right Stuff, bucking at the bridle, as all he-men do, itching to get back in the saddle, »

- Dr. Garth Twa

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Uma Thurman to Host a Star-Studded Gotham Awards

25 November 2014 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gotham Independent Film Awards will benefit from an unprecendented dosage of star power during its annual dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday.

The celebration of arthouse films has tapped Uma Thurman as its host, according to the show’s backer the Independent Film Project.

The Gothams also unveiled an A-list roster of presenters, including Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Amy Schumer and Catherine Keener.

As awards season continues to get more cutthroat, it’s a sign that the studios now view the Gothams, which started 24 years ago as a low-key (and celebrity-less) affair, as one of the first stops on the campaign trail.

The show added a best actor and actress category last year, which upped the ante and allowed for it to better compete with the more star-studded Independent Spirit Awards, held the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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