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The Dark Knight will protect you!

9 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In conjunction with the much awaited release of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice due out on the 25th March 2016 which pits the wits of these 2 DC comic superheroes against one another who must put their differences aside and tackle a new threat to mankind devised by the charismatic super villain Lex Luthor called Doomsday. We take a trip down memory lane to look at the one of the most acclaimed Batman films ever made “The Dark Knight.”

The Dark Knight was released in 2008, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan, the star-studded cast includes Christian Bale (Batman), Heath Ledger (Joker) Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman to name but a few. It quickly became hugely popular with hard core batman fans all over the world.

Set in a dark Gotham City, where organised crime still rules notably under the leadership of the deranged yet criminal genius “The Joker” hell-bent on causing »

- The Hollywood News

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Oscar Telecast Will Be ‘Most Diverse Ever,’ Says Producer at Luncheon

8 February 2016 5:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Oscar show “will be the most diverse ever,” producer David Hill told Variety on Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. Despite the lack of acting nominees of color — which the Academy has no control over — Hill and fellow Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin have been working since September to make sure the Oscars “will have true diversity and will represent what the world looks like.”

The remarks were made at the 35th annual event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hudlin said that an Oscar nomination is “an amazing moment in the life of any nominee,” and that the lunch is intended to celebrate their accomplishments.

They agreed that it’s crucial for the entire film industry to attain inclusion, but there is also room to celebrate the great film work of 2015, which been somewhat overshadowed in the past month. Or, as Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences »

- Tim Gray and Margaret Lenker

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Ryan Gosling Gears Up For the Oscars at the Directors Guild Awards

7 February 2016 5:35 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Award season is still going strong, and on Saturday evening, a bevy of stars made their way to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in La for the annual Directors Guild of America Awards. Presenters included Christian Bale, Abigail Breslin, James Corden, and Regina King, as well as Rachel McAdams, who turned heads yet again in a black sparkly gown on the red carpet. Inside, Leonardo DiCaprio made a dashing appearance when he took the stage to present The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu with a medallion for his work on the film. Also on hand for the event, which was hosted by Jane Lynch, were Matt Damon, who honored The Martian director Ridley Scott, and Ryan Gosling, who presented Adam McKay with a medallion for The Big Short. Read on to see more highlights from the star-studded event. »

- Monica Sisavat

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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 1

7 February 2016 5:11 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 28th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself. 

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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'Just Sayin!': Matt Damon Pokes Fun at Fellow Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant's Brutal Shoot

7 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's Best Actor vs. Best Actor. During Saturday evening's Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing at the hands of fellow Oscar-nominated actor Matt Damon. As Damon introduced Ridley Scott, who directed Damon in The Martian, the 45-year-old actor referenced the iconic filmmaker's insistence that shooting end each day at the same time. "Every night at 6 o'clock, the horn blew and Ridley and I went to dinner," Damon started. "And that's how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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'Just Sayin!': Matt Damon Pokes Fun at Fellow Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant's Brutal Shoot

7 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's Best Actor vs. Best Actor. During Saturday evening's Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing at the hands of fellow Oscar-nominated actor Matt Damon. As Damon introduced Ridley Scott, who directed Damon in The Martian, the 45-year-old actor referenced the iconic filmmaker's insistence that shooting end each day at the same time. "Every night at 6 o'clock, the horn blew and Ridley and I went to dinner," Damon started. "And that's how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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Inside the Directors Guild Awards

7 February 2016 10:18 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every award show has a purpose: advancing the contenders toward their ultimate goal— Oscar wins. Thus the prolonged DGA Awards Saturday night advanced the cause of all five film director contenders, who were each presented their "medallion" with a lengthy introduction—a carefully calibrated pitch for their movie—and had the chance to accept, adding more fuel to the fire. Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Rachel McAdams were among the presenters trying to add the right touch of gravitas to their Best Picture contenders. The DGA feature winner for the second year running (the first in the guild's 80-year-history), a teary-eyed Alejandro G. Iñárritu, reminded the 1600 guests at the Hyatt Regency ballroom that he was making many Mexicans happy. In other words, he's an all-too rare Oscar candidate representing diversity. Could that tip the balance toward the spectacular "The Revenant," whose Oscar frontrunners Leonardo DiCaprio and. »

- Anne Thompson

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Randeep’s ‘chameleon traits’ shock Omung Kumar

6 February 2016 6:26 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Randeep Hooda, who had beefed up muscle to play a street fighter in Deepak Tijori’s Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani, had to shed 18 kg for Omung Kumar’s Sarabjit. And for this, the actor had to go on a near starvation diet which was supervised by his sister Dr Anjali Hooda Sangwan.

Talking about the brief given to Randeep, Omung Kumar says, “In his years in jail, Sarabjit was kept in a 4 x 4 room and had rat bites all over him. The first time I met Randeep, I told him that I wanted to see his bones. He took up the challenge and shocked everyone with the outcome.” The director adds that he wasn’t able to recognise Randeep on the first day of shoot and he largely went unnoticed. “It was only when I called for him that I realised he was sitting right there.”

About the process, Randeep »

- Press Releases

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'Justice League' Roles Are Small in 'Batman v Superman' Says Snyder

5 February 2016 4:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder spoke about why he prefers the DC Universe to the Marvel Cinematic Universe during an appearance on the Hall of Justice podcast. The filmmaker also had plenty more to say during his appearance, offering new details about both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, which he starts filming this spring. First, the director essentially confirmed rumors that the rest of the Justice League, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will be featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although he admitted that they have small roles.

"I really feel like this movie... I mean as far as the other Justice League characters go, it's very small roles. It's a whisper that they exist. Except for Wonder Woman, we see her pretty well. But the movie is about Batman and Superman. »

- MovieWeb

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Oscars 2016: What Is Going on With the Best Director Race?

5 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Predicting the Oscar winners this year is a little like predicting the winners of the early presidential caucuses and primaries -- that's how wide open the field is in some categories, particularly Best Director.

In the Oscar race, we had two important guild votes this week, from the actors and the editors, and the results made the Academy's contest a bit more clear. Will the DGA's vote this weekend help make sense of things? Maybe, depending on who wins.

The Screen Actors Guild awards last Saturday did help confirm some of the acting races. SAG winner Leonardo DiCaprio still has a lock on a Best Actor Oscar for "The Revenant," and Brie Larson is still far and away the Best Actress frontrunner for "Room." Alicia Vikander's SAG win for Supporting Actress for "The Danish Girl" puts her ahead of the pack; at this point, her only real competition is »

- Gary Susman

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Batman v Superman Soundtrack Release Details Revealed!

5 February 2016 10:02 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

What an interesting situation Hans Zimmer was put in when he was asked to do the music for Batman v Superman. This was the guy who shaped the tone for The Dark Knight Trilogy (along with James Newton Howard for the first film), as well as Man Of Steel with his epic and fitting scores. However, with Batman v Superman he was facing a bit of a conundrum. Sure, since BvS takes place within the same universe as Man Of Steel, it makes sense that he'd come back to do the music. But what about Batman? This Batman is a very different one than what Nolan brought us with Christian Bale, and as such, how weird would it be that Zimmer would be responsible for bringing themes to two completely separate iterations of the same character?

Instead of doing that, Zimmer decided to bring on composer Junkie Xl to assist him with the film, »

- Joseph Medina

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

5 February 2016 6:19 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight  The best actress race seems downright obvious compared to the wild, wild waters of best supporting actor, where Golden Globe winner Sylvester Stallone isn't a lock for the Oscar in the slightest. Stallone's biggest threat might be Tom Hardy, the up-and-coming icon who had his best year yet thanks to "Mad Max," "Legend" and "The Revenant." While these two seem like the ones to beat, it's important to not that Stallone missed out on the SAG nomination, leaving the door potentially open for Mark Rylance and Christian Bale. Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best supporting actor. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire. Nominees:Christian Bale ("The Big Short")Tom Hardy ("The Revenant")Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight")Mark Rylance »

- Indiewire

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Aussie actors Olivia DeJonge and Chanel Marriot face off in 'Kids' Oscars'

4 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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Two young Australian actors are set to battle it out at the 37th Annual Young Artist Awards, or 'kiddie Oscars', after both were nomainted for Best Performance in a Feature Film..

Perth actress, Chanel Marriott, 20, has been nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film for her portrayal of Alison in the controversial pro-life drama, Alison's Choice.

While fellow West Australian Olivia DeJonge has also recieved a nomination for her performance in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit. .

The Young Artist Awards are regarded as young Hollywood's answer to the Academy Awards, recognising children for their work within the entertainment industry..

Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Elijah Wood, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Fanning, Haley Joel Osment, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Patrick Dempsey, and Christian Bale to name a small few.

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This will be Chanel's fourth consecutive nomination - her first in the feature film category. »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Aussie actors Olivia DeJonge and Chanel Marriot face off in 'Kiddie Oscars'

4 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Chanel Marriott.

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Two young Australian actors are set to battle it out at the 37th Annual Young Artist Awards, or 'kiddie Oscars', after both were nomainted for Best Performance in a Feature Film..

Perth actress, Chanel Marriott, 20, has been nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film for her portrayal of Alison in the controversial pro-life drama, Alison's Choice.

While fellow West Australian Olivia DeJonge has also recieved a nomination for her performance in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit. .

The Young Artist Awards are regarded as young Hollywood's answer to the Academy Awards, recognising children for their work within the entertainment industry..

Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Elijah Wood, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Fanning, Haley Joel Osment, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Patrick Dempsey, and Christian Bale to name a small few.

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Olivia DeJonge.

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This will be Chanel's fourth consecutive nomination - her first in the feature film category. »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Oscar 2016 Hopefuls Have a Common Enemy: Father Time

4 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Time is on your side,” the Rolling Stones have long assured us, though the heavyweight roles nominated for 88th Academy Awards would sing a different tune. Time’s tendency to force or impede behavior had a significant impact on much of the year’s best acting.

Dramatically, you can’t go wrong by setting tight deadlines. In “The Big Short,” Michael Burry (Christian Bale) hurries to exploit mortgage bonds’ weaknesses before anyone else discovers them, and rushes to infer just the right moment to sell before the house of cards collapses.

In “Spotlight,” Mark Ruffalo plays reporter Mike Rezendes, who is always running against time. “There’s a sense of urgency to almost everything Mike does, as if there could never be enough time to get a source to talk, to get the documents, to write the story — it’s why he runs,” Ruffalo says. When proof is found of Catholic Church child abuse cover-up, »

- Bob Verini

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George Miller Explains Why His Justice League Film Never Happened

4 February 2016 9:54 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It seems like overnight George Miller has become a huge sensation. This is a man who's been in the business for more years than I've been alive, but all the same, in the wake of his latest film, Mad Max: Fury Road, everyone is realizing what a talent the man is in Hollywood. All of a sudden, that canceled Justice League: Mortal film from back in 2007 is a huge deal.

Sure, we're getting Batman v Superman this year, and a Justice League film late next year, but there's something romantic and mysterious about a film that never was--especially when it could have been helmed by someone like George Miller.

We know that the world was a much different place back then. Comic book movies weren't really a sure thing by that point, and the idea of throwing these different superheroes together seemed like a huge risk. Heck, even as »

- Joseph Medina

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Golden Years: David Bowie’s essential movie performances

4 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

David Bowie.  Thin White Duke, Goblin King, Ziggy Stardust, Genius.  The world was shocked by his death, so soon after gifting us with his album, Blackstar.  Released only days ago on his 69th birthday and intended as a parting gift to us all, David Bowie was wonderful, weird, and surprising until the very end.

While there’s no denying the musical talent Bowie brought to generations through his many albums and character incarnations, the film world has also lost a charismatic actor known for some iconic roles.  While Bowie may not have worked steadily as an actor, his roles were carefully chosen and memorable, allowing him to work with some of the most talented directors of the past 40 years.

Whether Bowie is the Goblin King, a beautiful androgynous alien, or the master of the fashion catwalk to you, we look back and celebrate his most iconic performances in film.

The Man Who Fell To Earth »

- Rachel West and Sasha James

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Watch: Christian Bale And Freida Pinto In New Footage From Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

2 February 2016 11:24 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Los Angeles is getting the Terrence Malick treatment in the reclusive director's upcoming "Knight Of Cups," and Broad Green Pictures has dropped a couple more teasers in the run up to the film's release this spring. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 Christian Bale leads the picture as a Los Angeles screenwriter in the midst of a personal crisis. Yet his relationships with women point him toward a deeper understanding of himself. Here's the synopsis:  Knight of Cups follows Rick (Christian Bale), an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues, Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of his life. With the death of his brother Billy hanging over him, and his surviving, down-on-his-luck brother, Rick seeks distraction in the company of women. Women seem »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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“Spotlight” takes the top prize from SAG to stay alive in the Oscar race

1 February 2016 10:35 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG, for those who don’t know) did their best provide both questions and answers in regards to the Oscar race. On the one hand, much of what we suspected to the the Academy’s likely favorites remains as such, but on the other…there are certainly some potential upsets brewing. SAG was just one of the precursors over the weekend, as the Art Directors Guild and Ace Eddie announced their winners as well, which you can see below, but the SAG victors are what we’ll be focusing on today. So, let’s chat about that guild’s results! SAG managed to both clear up and confuse on Saturday. Basically, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson wrapped up their Oscar wins in Lead Acting categories, while Alicia Vikander likely became an unbeatable frontrunner as well in Best Supporting Actress. As for Best Supporting Actor, »

- Joey Magidson

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The Big Short: should you seek your fortune in this film?

1 February 2016 4:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Filmgoers who try to pursue Michael Burry’s route to wealth, as portrayed in Adam McKay’s Oscars frontrunner, might end up morally and financially bankrupt

Are you as greedy, selfish and nasty as the financial wizards somehow portrayed as heroes in The Big Short? If so, now could be the time to emulate your role models.

Related: The Big Short review – Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale can't save this overvalued stock

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- David Cox

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