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Aloft trailer: Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy in dark new drama

17 April 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy star in the trailer for sparse drama Aloft.

Connelly portrays a mother of young children named Nana Kunning, who abandoned a son 20 years earlier.

Jennifer Connelly joins Ewan McGregor in American Pastoral adaptation

Watch Cillian Murphy in surreal new video for 8:58's 'The Clock'

When her now-grown son (Murphy) discovers where Nana lives, he sets off on a journey with a companion (Mélanie Laurent) to find answers about his past.

Aloft had its premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival last year in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards.

It is the latest project from Claudia Llosa, who earned a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination for her 2009 family drama The Milk of Sorrow.

Sony Pictures Classics will release Aloft in the Us later this year. A UK release date is yet to be set. »

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MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Winners: Who Did it Best?

10 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Pucker up, because the 2015 MTV Movie Awards are just a few days away. And what the Best Picture Oscar is to the Academy Awards, the coveted Best Kiss popcorn trophy is to the MTV Movie Awards.

The most anticipated (and not to mention, sexiest) award of them all has some serious contenders this year, including Shailene Woodly and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), James Franco and Seth Rogen (The Interview), Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Rose Byrne and Halston Sage (Neighbors).

We won’t find out which smooching duo will join the ranks of MTV Movie Awards history until Sunday, so we decided to honor the previous winners that paved the way for them. From seriously steamy kisses to romantic pecks to hilariously over-the-top make-out sessions, we’ve ranked the best and worst »

- Aly Semigran

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Each Star Wars episode gets a new trailer in celebration of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection

7 April 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

We still have no idea when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is going to land. Rumour has it that John Boyega(Attack the Block), Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina), and the Millennium Falcon’s 1970s crew will mingle in a galaxy far, far away for Episode VII’s first full trailer next week… or sometime April 16-19 during the Star Wars Celebration… or on May 1 ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron… or on May 4, Star Wars Day.

Nobody knows except (maybe) director J.J. Abrams himself.

Until the unpublished but inevitable launch date for Episode VII’s trailer, we can tide ourselves over with six brand new trailers for Episodes I through VI in celebration of the franchise’s digital HD release – a.k.a. the “Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.”

From the Og trilogy to the prequels – featuring its Mvp, the lightsaber-wielding, bearded Ewan McGregor! – here are all »

- Sasha James

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Noah Baumbach Says 'The Corrections' Was "Too Complex" And "Too Expensive" For HBO

31 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Noah Baumbach has been on something of a tear recently, knocking out the whimsical "Frances Ha," the now-playing tale of middle age crisis "While We're Young," and the upcoming "Mistress America" which recently premiered at Sundance (review here). But it might be easy to forget that somewhere in there, the director dipped his toe in the world of television, shooting a pilot for HBO. The project was a star-studded adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed "The Corrections," with Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig all part of the ensemble. You would think the series would be a no brainer, but in the spring of 2012, HBO passed. So what happened? Well, it's a mix of Baumbach not falling into the rhythms of making drama for television and a package that HBO figured wasn't worth the price tag. "I don’t know that I appreciated »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Noah Baumbach Says 'The Corrections' Was "Too Complex" And "Too Expensive" For HBO

31 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Noah Baumbach has been on something of a tear recently, knocking out the whimsical "Frances Ha," the now-playing tale of middle age crisis "While We're Young," and the upcoming "Mistress America" which recently premiered at Sundance (review here). But it might be easy to forget that somewhere in there, the director dipped his toe in the world of television, shooting a pilot for HBO. The project was a star-studded adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed "The Corrections," with Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig all part of the ensemble. You would think the series would be a no brainer, but in the spring of 2012, HBO passed. So what happened? Well, it's a mix of Baumbach not falling into the rhythms of making drama for television and a package that HBO figured wasn't worth the price tag. "I don’t know that I appreciated »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lakeshore Launches Digital Studio With Justin Chon-Kevin Wu Comedy

26 March 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming to target the YouTube generation, Lakeshore Entertainment is launching Off the Dock as a full-service digital studio and has acquired comedy “Man Up,” starring Justin Chon and Kevin Wu.

“We are excited to blend Lakeshore’s knowledge and skills gained from its 20-year track record of traditional filmmaking and distribution with the new world of digital influencers,” said Lakeshore CFO Marc Reid. “We think each world can elevate the other.”

Off the Dock will finance, produce, acquire and distribute “digital influencer-led content.” The announcement comes on the heels of Lakeshore disclosing plans to expand its slate through a co-financing deal for 12 movies with Vine Alternative Investments Group.

Man Up” is written, directed and stars Chon along with YouTube personality Wu, widely known as “KevJumba.” Kinetic Films produces “Man Up,” which follows a pair of 19-year-old buddies forced to prepare for the unexpected arrival of a baby fathered by Wu’s character. »

- Dave McNary

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Lakeshore, Vine Aig plot expanded slate

24 March 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lakeshore Entertainment is moving ahead with its production ambitions following a deal with Vine Alternative Investments Group that will see the parties co-finance 12 upcoming Lakeshore features.

Laura Austin-Little, the newly appointed head of international sales and acquisitions who arrived from Annapurna International, will oversee sales with svp of international sales Jason Buckley.

The move means Lakeshore will phase out its long collaboration with Sierra/Affinity, although the latter will continue to handle existing titles like The Age Of Adaline, the Blake Lively starrer that Lionsgate will open in the Us on April 25.

The co-financing pact expands Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg’s (pictured) relationship with Vine, the New York-based asset management firm that has invested in Lakeshore’s capital structure for a number of years.

Lakeshore will continue to finance production and distribution, including Us P&A on its film slate, via its credit facility led by JPMorgan Chase Bank. 

“Vine is a highly respected financial institution and they »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lakeshore Co-Financing 12 Films with Vine Alternative

24 March 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lakeshore Entertainment is co-financing 12 of its movies with Vine Alternative Investments Group, a New York-based asset management firm.

Lakeshore said the transaction is an expansion of its relationship with Vine and is timed to coincide with its growing development slate. Its upcoming films include “American Pastoral,” helmed by and starring Ewan McGregor alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning, and the fifth installment of the “Underworld” franchise.

Lakeshore’s upcoming titles include “The Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman and Ellen Burstyn, and “The Vatican Tapes,” starring Michael Pena and Djimon Hounsou.

Under the Vine deal, Lakeshore will continue to finance production and distribution — including U.S. prints and advertising on its motion pictures — under its credit facility led by JPMorgan Chase Bank. Vine has been an investor in Lakeshore’s corporate capital structure for several years.

“Vine is a highly respected financial institution, and they’re »

- Dave McNary

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‘600 Miles,’ ‘Ixcanul,’ ‘Alias Maria’ Play Colombia’s Cartagena Festival

11 March 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Opening with awaited Colombian title “Alias Maria” (pictured), threading the concept of memory – including fest’s own past – throughout its program, the 55th Cartagena International Film Festival, Latin America’s oldest fest, bows today under a new artistic director, Diana Bustamante, one of Colombia’s leading international producers (“The Wind Journeys,” “Crab Trap,” “La Playa D.C.,” “Refugiado” ).

It shows. The 55th Ficci, as it is known in local parlance, picks up, via a section dubbed 5 + 5 Ficci, on signature past Cartagena Fest titles from Latin America, and with a second sidebar, Gabo: The Films of My Life, on movies which impacted Colombia’s Nobel-prize novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a writer who studied cinema, taught cinema at Cuba’s San Antonio de los Baños Film School and whose novels inspired some 20 films. Arguably, his finest film creation, son Rodrigo Garcia, closes Ficci with “Last Days in the Desert.”

“The concept »

- John Hopewell

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' at Home Now

3 March 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Foxcatcher (drama; Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo; rated R) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Ya action sequel; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth; rated PG-13) The Last of Robin Hood (drama; Dakota Fanning, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon; rated R) Son of a Gun (action; Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites; rated R) Faults (thriller; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Gries...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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February’s Best Entertainment Photography

3 March 2015 9:33 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Maybe it's because of all the awards shows, maybe it's because of various New Year's resolutions to step up finally kicking in, but this February was one of the best entertainment-photography months I've seen in a while. We have Pharrell, St. Vincent, Sienna Miller, and Ewan McGregor with colorful faces. There's also Kim Kardashian with a jacket over her head, Rihanna in giant pants, the Broad City girls doing their best Thelma & Louise, and Taraji P. Henson being perfect. »

- Jesse David Fox

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25 Star Wars Actors Who Are No Longer With Us

3 March 2015 8:13 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the most vivid, fully imagined universe in all of science fiction, Star Wars is one of the most beloved, storied franchises in cinematic history. This is thanks in no small part to a wildly original cast of characters, at once instantly understandable and delightfully alien.

The range of actors found in the series is nothing but impressive. You can find dozens of actors who got their start in the films, working right alongside established stars like Sir Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing (and later Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson). Some of your favourites you may not even recognise out of character, but, even if they performed under masks and make-up, they were essential to bringing Star Wars to life.

Of course, when talking about a franchise with such incredible longevity, you’re bound to lose a few friends along the way. That’s certainly the case with Star Wars, »

- Jay Anderson

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Film Review: Last Days In The Desert: McGregor as Jesus and Satan in Respectful Christian Allegory [Sff 2015]

27 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Last Days in the Desert (2015), Film Review from the 37th Annual Sundance Film Festival, a movie directed by Rodrigo García, starring Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer. God is some thing that “holds you together all while tearing you apart.” Such is the confusion [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Last Days In The Desert: McGregor as Jesus and Satan in Respectful Christian Allegory [Sff 2015] »

- Drew Stelter

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Will Doctor Strange be American or British?

24 February 2015 12:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War hitting cinemas before it (not to mention X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, Gambit and Deadpool), we’re still a way off from seeing what Marvel have up their sleeves with Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange.

At the Oscars over the weekend, Best Actor in a Leading Role nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, who will be playing the Sorcerer Supreme, was asked about whether or not Doctor Strange would be American or British.

His response, well…

Oh that Cumberbatch. He’s a sneaky one, eh?!

If you haven’t got the means to watch the video, he sneakily shifts his eyes to the camera and interviewer as if to say he’s not allowed to say anything.

See Also: Chiwetel Ejiofor addresses the rumours of a role in Doctor Strange

See Also: Ewan McGregor says “it was fun to be part of the »

- Luke Owen

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Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 Live-Blog

21 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HitFix Award Gurus Kris Tapley and Greg Ellwood are both attending Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) afternoon in Santa Monica and they left me to handle HitFix's Independent Spirit Awards Winners & Losers list.  And once I'm watching Saturday's show, I might as well be live-blogging Saturday's show as preparation for Sunday's Oscars live-blog, especially since is the last time that "Birdman" and "Boyhood" will be going head-to-head for Best Picture (along with "Selma" and "Whiplash") before the Academy Awards. So follow along and say "Hi" in the comments below... And remember that Saturday's show, hosted by Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen, is airing live on IFC, not that obnoxious tape-delayed thing they used to do! 1:50 p.m. Pt. The show hasn't started, but if you're following the Winners list, you know that "Birdman" has already won for for cinematography, while "Whiplash" won for editing, both results I can accept. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Oscars Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Academy Awards

20 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 25 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.

1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.

2. At 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award. He received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in "Beginners" (2010) opposite Ewan McGregor.

3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »

- Jonny Black

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Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

19 February 2015 3:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial debut with American Pastoral.

The actor - who will also star in the drama alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning - replaces Phillip Noyce at the helm, Variety reports.

McGregor said: "It's a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth's astounding novel American Pastoral.

"I've wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I 'had' to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story."

Tom Rosenberg, CEO of production company Lakeshore Entertainment, added: "Ewan's talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we're excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral."

Screenwriter John Romano has adapted Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for the big screen.

The film follows Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in Newark, »

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'American Pastoral' Marks Ewan McGregor's Directorial Debut

18 February 2015 7:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in Lakeshore Entertainment's upcoming American Pastoral. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Philip Roth. Here's what Lakeshore Entertainment CEO Tom Rosenberg had to say in a statement.

"Ewan's talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we're excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral."

Ewan McGregor had this to say in his own statement.

"It's a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Philip Roth's astounding novel American Pastoral. I've wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I 'had' to tell and in this script I knew I had found that story. I'm looking forward to the challenge of being »

- MovieWeb

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Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with 'American Pastoral'

18 February 2015 5:20 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As of last fall, Salt director Phillip Noyce was still slated to direct the long-gestating Ameircan Pastoral, based on the book written by author Phillip Roth. However, since Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning joined the project last fall, it sounds like Noyce fell away from the project. Because now Deadline reports Ewan McGregor, who was already on board to lead the film, is now set to make his directorial debut with production slated to begin in September in Pittsburgh. Noyce had been trying to get this project off the ground for more than a decade, so it must have taken something pretty drastic to draw him away. The report notes that Fisher Stevens was courted at one point to direct the film, but clearly that didn't work out. McGregor leads the story as Seymour "Swede" Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey, whose regular life is disturbed by »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

18 February 2015 3:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ewan McGregor (Son of a Gun, Moulin Rouge) is set to make his directorial debut this year with an adaptation of Phillip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral with Lakeshore Entertainment. The film, which is set to be released next year, will see McGregor also co-starring alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Dakota Fanning (Night Moves).

Lakeshore’s CEO Tom Rosenburg said this today after the announcement: “Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral.”

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel American Pastoral.”, adds McGregor. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell and in this script I »

- Scott J. Davis

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