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'Brooklyn,' 'Room' Add to Oscar Nominations Haul with Canadian Screen Awards Nods

19 January 2016 10:36 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A24's "Room," fresh off three Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and a solid arthouse expansion, received another flurry of nominations Tuesday for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's 2016 Screen Awards: 11, to be exact, including Best Picture, Best Director Lenny Abrahamson, Best Adapted Screenplay Emma Donoghue, Best Actress Brie Larson, Best Actor Jacob Tremblay, and Best Supporting Actress Joan Allen.  Read More: "10 Ways the Golden Globe-Nominated 'Room' Filmmakers Wrote Their Own Script (Exclusive)" "Room" will be joined in the Best Picture category at the CSAs by fellow Oscar contender "Brooklyn," which also received Csa nominations for Best Cinematography ( Yves Bélanger) and Best Original Score (Michael Brook). Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's fascinating "The Forbidden Room"—rather too outré for the Oscars—also made an impressive showing, with three Csa nominations, including Best »

- Matt Brennan

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Room review

17 January 2016 10:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Brie Larson stars in the superb Room. Here's our review of one of the best films of the last few years...

It's funny how a number of this year's Oscar favourites have namesakes in very dissimilar from previous years. Inside Out is also a British thriller in which Telly Savalas and Robert Culp try to recover Nazi gold, The Revenant is also a dark comedy about a zombie-vampire hybrid, and one must hope that somewhere, Tommy Wiseau is dusting off his tux and his football, confused but vindicated by how his legendary cult classic The Room is finally getting some buzz.

Meanwhile, on a far more serious note, Room has scooped a number of Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson and Best Actress for Brie Larson. It's definitely not to be confused with anything that has gone before and it's hard to think »

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Mike Binder to Write and Direct His Novel ‘Keep Calm’ For New Line

13 January 2016 2:44 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Binder is set to write and direct an adaption of his novel “Keep Calm” for New Line, sources confirm to Variety.

New Line acquired the rights to the book, which is the multi-hyphenate’s first novel.

Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will produce. Richard Brener will oversee for New Line.

The story follows an American man who gets caught up in an international incident and a female MI6 inspector is tasked with bringing him in. Henry Holt is publishing next month.

Binder most recently helmed “Black and White” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, which was also exec produced by Atlas Entertainment. New Line has also set Binder to adapt Garth Callaghan memoir “The Napkin Notes,” which has Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea producing.

Binder’s, who is repped by Verve and Gernert Company, other past credits include “Reign Over Me” starring Adam Sandler and “The Upside of Anger »

- Justin Kroll

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Agent Carter Photos: The Season 2 Cast Is Ready for Its Hollywood Close-Up

6 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Laying peepers on the cast photos for Marvel’s Agent Carter Season 2, there’s only one thing to say: Hooray for Hollywood!

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In the slideshow below (click here for direct access), TVLine has your exclusive first look at the new gallery photos of title star Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray and returning baddie Bridget Regan, plus Season 2 additions Currie GrahamLotte VerbeekReggie AustinLesley Boone and Wynn Everett.

RelatedAgent Carter: Lyndsy Fonseca’s Angie Will Return… In an Unusual Way

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Joan Allen's Family Reaches Its Breaking Point in Poster for ABC Drama

5 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | | See recent news »

ABC’s primetime lineup is getting some new neighbors this spring, and it seems they are in a very fragile state.

TVLine can exclusively reveal the official poster for The Family, the network’s upcoming drama about the Warren clan and the events that transpire when their presumed-dead son (played by Psych‘s Liam James) suddenly returns years after a disappearance — but is he really who he says he is?

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Joan Allen (The Killing) stars as Warren matriarch Claire, whose political aspirations are helped by her family’s tragedy. Rupert Graves »

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