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Oscar Chart Updates: The Acting Races !

22 July 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The July Oscar prediction chart updates are complete! You're welcome. Each chart has been updated (but for foreign film but we start building the submission tables now). With the acting charts newly updated you'll see new predictions we're trying on for size (Jessica Sloane for Miss Sloane and Naomie Harris for Moonlight) and significant chart gains for the casts of three pictures (which affects the supporting actor chart most) Love and Friendship, Loving and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Will they be contenders? Who knows.

Here are some questions Tfe is asking its Oscar Crystal Ball. Care to answer them in the comments? 

• Which sci-fi picture is more likely to be garner acting praise: Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence or Arrival with Amy Adams? Or neither since sci-fi pictures are rarely regarded, right or wrong, as "actor's pictures"?

• Do you think Love & Friendship can muster up an acting campaign to capitalize »

- NATHANIEL R

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Liam Neeson Barks Orders In First Trailer For Korean War Movie Operation Chromite

21 July 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To say that Liam Neeson, the Northern Irish actor who has starred in everything from Schindler’s List to Taken, has enjoyed an interesting career may read as something of an understatement.

Before reinventing himself as a bona fide action hero in the Pierre Morel’s Parisian thriller, Neeson was synonymous with the industry’s more awards-friendly features, and there are signs that the actor is poised to return to that niche (read: Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-tipped Silence). Then comes something entirely out of left-field, such as Korean war thriller Operation Chromite.

Helmed by Lee Jae-han, the white-knuckle ride sees Neeson barking orders as General Douglas MacArthur, who spearheads a Us-endorsed mission to infiltrate a North Korean commander center. That’s a tactic that involves sending Lee Jung-jae out onto the front lines, who fights for the South Korean forces and, perhaps more importantly, to protect his mother.

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- Michael Briers

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Proceeds Tangled in Malaysian Fraud Case Under Department of Justice Investigation

21 July 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Wolf of Wall Street’s” strange legal saga continues today with the news that the United States Department of Justice intends to seize more than $1 billion from a Malaysian investment fund, which includes proceeds from Martin Scorsese’s financial period piece. The agency claims that the film was funded in part by 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1Mdb), which is said to have been linked to the production company Red Granite Pictures and is the subject of a criminal investigation by the FBI.

Read More: Leonardo DiCaprio to Testify in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Libel Trial

Per the Wall Street Journal, “funds that originated with 1Mdb made their way into real estate in New York City and Los Angeles worth tens of millions of dollars and the funding of the 2013 film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.” In a statement, Red Granite said that, “to Red Granite’s knowledge, none of the »

- Michael Nordine

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Ava DuVernay Documentary to Open New York Film Festival

21 July 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Fall Film Festivals (Venice, Toronto, Telluride, New York and London) are almost upon us. Or at least the announcements of their programmes are. Tiff announces next Tuesday, Venice at the end of of July. New York announced its opening night selection this week, Ava DuVernay’s The 13th, a documentary about the high incarceration rate, particularly of African Americans, in the United States.

The title refers to the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery:

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”

The film mixes archival footage - from the civil rights movement, Ku Klux Klan to the Black Lives Matter movement - with modern day commentary to present the ramifications of the amendment and the history of racial inequality in the Us. It’s an apt choice for all that’s unfolding in »

- Murtada Elfadl

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Coming Distractions: Robert De Niro returns to the boxing ring in the Hands Of Stone trailer

21 July 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In 1980, Robert De Niro delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, the Martin Scorsese masterpiece that set a high water mark for both biographical narratives and boxing films. For many years, the compound image of De Niro and a boxing ring was indisputably evocative of cinematic excellence. And then, in 2013, he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match, and that compound image suddenly had an unpleasant amount of bodily fluids splattered across it.

Now, he’s trying to clean up some of that mess. In Hands Of Stone, the 72-year-old veteran actor plays Ray Arcel, the master trainer who stood in the corner of 18 world champions. One of those was Roberto Durán, the Panamanian fighter who came in fifth in The Ring’s countdown of the sport’s greatest talents of the past eight decades. Written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz ...

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- Dennis DiClaudio

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Star-Studded Charity Gala Raises $45 Million

21 July 2016 5:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leonardo DiCaprio sure knows how to throw a gala. The stars were out on Wednesday as the 41-year-old actor and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation hosted its third-annual gala in St. Tropez to support environmental awareness and research. The charity auction raised a record $45 million. Since its start in 2014, the annual gala has boasted a slew of A-list celebrities, with the who's-who of Hollywood dressed their best for the event on the French Riviera - and this year was no different. Attendees included Bono, Chris Rock, Mariah Carey, Tobey Maguire, Jonah Hill, Naomi Campbell, Bradley Cooper and Edward Norton - as well as supermodels Constance Jablonski, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Red Granite denies wrongdoing in 'Wolf Of Wall Street' claim

20 July 2016 8:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The financier-producer has issued a statement professing its ignorance over allegations that laundered Malaysian money was used to fund The Wolf Of Wall Street.

The Us Department Of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday brought a civil action against Red Granite in a bid to seize company assets.

The government suit includes the allegation that the company used money that was diverted from a Malaysian state development fund as part of a money-laundering scheme to finance Martin Scorsese’s multi-Oscar nominee The Wolf Of Wall Street.

The filing with the Us District Court for the Central District of California alleged that over the course of four years from approximately 2009 to “at least” 2013, individuals conspired to divert billions of dollars from the fund, which was “ostensibly created to pursue investment and development projects for the economic benefit of Malaysia and its people [.]”

The DoJ is seeking to seize a number of property assets it claims were “… involved in and traceable »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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"Cinema Rediscovered" British Film Festival, Bristol 28-31 July 2016

20 July 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

Cinema Rediscovered | Great films back on big screens

Watershed and partners Independent Cinema Office (Ico), South West Silents and 20th Century Flicks announce the inaugural Cinema Rediscovered (28-31 July 2016) a new major international archive film event taking place in Bristol, UK and surrounding region supported by Film Hub South West & West Midlands, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Taking inspiration from the pioneering Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna, Italy, Cinema Rediscovered celebrates cinema going as an event, giving audiences an opportunity to discover or indeed re-discover new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema and contemporary classics on the big screen in cinemas including Watershed (Bristol) and Curzon Clevedon Cinema & Arts, one of the oldest continuously-running cinemas in the UK. The South West may not have Bologna’s spectacular Piazza Maggiore or balmy weather, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Red Granite’s Riza Aziz Named in FBI’s 1Mdb Lawsuits

20 July 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As expected, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gone ahead with the filing of lawsuits in an attempt to freeze assets connected to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal.

The FBI says that some $3.5 billion has been misappropriated from the Malaysian government backed fund. Money or assets that passed through the U.S. or the U.S. banking system would be subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

The suits were filed in Los Angeles and seek to seize properties “involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from 1Mdb,” Reuters reported.

Named in the suits as a “relevant individual” is Riza Aziz, step son of the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Aziz was a financier and producer of 2013 Martin Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which was produced by Red Granite Pictures. The suits also name Jho Low, a financier of the movie, who received a special mention in the credits. »

- Variety Staff

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Feds Look to Seize 'Wolf of Wall Street' Rights As Part of Malaysian Corruption Action

20 July 2016 5:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As part of a massive asset seizure tied to what was allegedly stolen from Malaysia, the U.S. government is seeking the civil forfeiture of rights to the Oscar-nominated film, The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese. Authorities have yet to charge any individuals with embezzlement, but in bringing a civil forfeiture case, federal authorities are targeting more than $1 billion in assets allegedly diverted by high-level officials at the country into a fund called 1Malaysia Development Berdhard (1Mdb) and then into shell companies. Some of the money is said in a complaint filed in California federal

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- Eriq Gardner

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FBI to Seize Assets of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Producer Red Granite (Report)

19 July 2016 10:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In one of the biggest asset seizures in U.S. history, Federal prosecutors are expected to file civil lawsuits against “The Wolf of Wall Street” producer and financier Red Granite Pictures, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday.

Billions of dollars were allegedly drained out of a Malaysian government fund since it launched in 2009. The money trail led to Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz, whose stepfather is the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Authorities are expected to seize millions in assets including properties and other belongings tied to the company.

A spokesperson for Red Granite was not available for comment. Aziz has consistently denied any wrong doing.

The Malaysian fund, known as 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1Mdb,) was supposed to help the country’s economy, but according to the F.B.I., the money was instead pumped into real estate in New York and Los Angeles–Aziz reportedly spent $50 million on two »

- Variety Staff

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Feed the Beast Season 1 Episode 8 Review: In Lies the Truth

19 July 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Well, Feed the Beast Season 1 Episode 8, titled "In Lies the Truth," opened with a flashback confirming the biggest, ugliest truth of all – Rie and Dion slept together, despite Dion insisting to Tommy that it had never happened.

Rie and Dion's hookup was pretty steamy. Then again, as we've seen previously with Pilar...and Marisa...pretty much anyone's hookup with Dion is steamy. Sturgess has smoking hot chemistry with literally every woman on Feed the Beast

Sturgess is just too good for this show. Watching him on Feed the Beast is like going to Chili's and being surprised when your cheap, greasy burger comes with a side of beluga caviar.

Dion: Tommy hates me.

Uncle Stavros: Hate, love -- that's family.

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I can't imagine any of these women having as much fun with Tommy, in or out of bed, as they do with Dion. »

- Lee Jutton

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Who Should Receive Honorary Oscars Next?

19 July 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We're about one month away from the announcement of this year's Honorary Oscar recipients. They're usuallly announced at the end of August for a November Governor's Awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will be on November 12th. Last year rumors circled that it was Doris Day's turn but that didn't turn out to be accurate. For the past two years, The Film Experience has tried to make up for the dearth of movie site reporting about the Oscar Honorary careers (beyond the sharing of press releases / YouTube videos of their speeches) with mini-retrospectives so we're always hoping they'll choose well to give us wonderful careers to discuss right here. 

Let's reprint a list of worthies we shared a year or so ago, with a few adjustments, in case any of the elites in the Academy are undecided about who to put forth or get behind for these coveted honors.

 

James Ivory »

- NATHANIEL R

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Matt Damon Remembers His First Bizarre Encounter with Prince, Plus His First Impressions of Heath Ledger

19 July 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Damon has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, but he will always remember his first impressions of two megastars who passed before their time. The Jason Bourne star is the cover of the August issue of GQ, and some of his closest industry friends and costars shared their own personal memories of the actor in honor of the occasion. Julia Stiles, who costarred with Damon in the Bourne series, recalled that time she and Damon had an audience with none of than Prince. "After The Bourne Ultimatum came out, there was a premiere in London. »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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Matt Damon Remembers His First Bizarre Encounter with Prince, Plus His First Impressions of Heath Ledger

19 July 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Damon has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, but he will always remember his first impressions of two megastars who passed before their time. The Jason Bourne star is the cover of the August issue of GQ, and some of his closest industry friends and costars shared their own personal memories of the actor in honor of the occasion. Julia Stiles, who costarred with Damon in the Bourne series, recalled that time she and Damon had an audience with none of than Prince. "After The Bourne Ultimatum came out, there was a premiere in London. »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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Emily Blunt Is Featured In New Poster And Trailer For The Girl On The Train

18 July 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl On The Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

The new trailer and poster for the upcoming film has debuted. Check out the latest preview below.

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.

Wilson wrote and produced on the first season of HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger series, »

- Michelle McCue

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Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Lands Oscar-Friendly December Dates

18 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As expected, Paramount has booked the Denzel Washington film version of the Tony-winning 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama “Fences” for December 16 limited release in Los Angeles and New York, followed by a national expansion on December 25.

This marks Washington’s third outing as a director, following well-received indie dramas “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters.” He’s been in the Oscar derby six times as an actor, winning twice, for “Glory” and “Training Day.” And he headlines Antoine Fuqua’s western remake “The Magnificent Seven” this fall.

Produced by Scott Rudin, “Fences” tells the story of retired baseball player Troy Maxson (Tony-winner Washington), who is now a garbage man looking regretfully back on his past while tangling with his wife Rose (Tony-winner Viola Davis). Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby also reprise their stage roles.

Washington wrapped the ’50s-era film in Pittsburgh in June, when Viola Davis tweeted: “It’s a wrap! »

- Anne Thompson

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Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Lands Oscar-Friendly December Dates

18 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As expected, Paramount has booked the Denzel Washington film version of the Tony-winning 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama “Fences” for December 16 limited release in Los Angeles and New York, followed by a national expansion on December 25.

This marks Washington’s third outing as a director, following well-received indie dramas “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters.” He’s been in the Oscar derby six times as an actor, winning twice, for “Glory” and “Training Day.” And he headlines Antoine Fuqua’s western remake “The Magnificent Seven” this fall.

Produced by Scott Rudin, “Fences” tells the story of retired baseball player Troy Maxson (Tony-winner Washington), who is now a garbage man looking regretfully back on his past while tangling with his wife Rose (Tony-winner Viola Davis). Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby also reprise their stage roles.

Washington wrapped the ’50s-era film in Pittsburgh in June, when Viola Davis tweeted: “It’s a wrap! »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch: Martin Scorsese Remembers Abbas Kiarostami

18 July 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

At New York’s School for the Visual Arts last Friday, Martin Scorsese spoke in remembrance of the late Abbas Kiarostami. He’d known him for some 14 years, and in this speech recalls both the last time they met — when they spoke about collaborating on a project next year — and the first, when they were both serving as Cinefondation honorary presidents at Cannes in 2002. Of Close-Up, he recalls how the film helped him “see the world again.” »

- Filmmaker Staff

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Watch Martin Scorsese’s Rememberance of Abbas Kiarostami, an ‘Elegant, Eloquent’ Friend

18 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Among the many filmmakers mourning Abbas Kiarostami is Martin Scorsese, who over the weekend delivered a 12-minute remembrance at New York City’s School of Visual Arts. Scorsese, who’s long stood out as one of Hollywood’s most eclectic, devoted cinephiles, was a friend of the revered Iranian filmmaker for more than a decade and said during his remarks that he was “still prepping for the meeting next year” that the two planned to have. Kiarostami died on July 4 at the age of 76.

Read More: Abbas Kiarostami Remembered: Why He Was Iran’s Essential Filmmaker — Critic’s Notebook

Scorsese recalls first meeting Kiarostami at the Cannes Film Festival while both serving on the Cinéfondation jury, which he was “a little cautious” for, as the icon of Iranian cinema’s reputation preceded him. Once meeting him, Scorsese found Kiarostami to be “elegant, eloquent, very quiet, very careful with his words »

- Michael Nordine

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