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Wow. I mean, just wow. We’ve already been as hooked on House of Cards as a test lab mouse is on Pepsi sugar. As if they just can’t toy with us enough, they show the final season of the award winning show right after Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globe win for the character we’ve come to love… and fear.
In an ill twist of fate, audiences would have to wait two whole weeks (OKthat’s a lie, it’s thirteen days, but no one noticed right?) for the season to be released; February 27th compared to last year’s ironic release on Valentine’s Day. As we have just learned how to cope with the denial of this being the series’ final season, we have enough from the commercial to sustain us these long four weeks.
Well that’s a flat out lie. We know nothing.
- Catherina Gioino
Boyhood (edited by Sandra Adair, Ace) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (edited by Barney Pilling) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards Friday night where trophies were handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries.
The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing.
Television winners included “Veep: Special Relationship” (edited by Anthony Boys) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “Sherlock – His Last Vow” (edited by Yan Miles) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television, “True Detective – Who Goes There” (edited by Affonso Gonçalves) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, »
- Michelle McCue
“Boyhood” (edited by Sandra Adair, Ace) and ” The Grand Budapest Hotel ” (edited by Barney Pilling) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing. “Lego Movie ” (edited by David Burrows & Chris McKay) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and ?Citizenfour? (edited by Mathilde Bonnefoy) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature). Television winners included “Veep: Special Relationship ” (edited by Anthony Boys) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “Sherlock , His Last Vow” (edited by Yan Miles) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television, “True Detective, Who Goes There ” (edited by Affonso Gonçalves) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, »
- Josh Abraham
Chicago – The old fashioned paranoid thriller lives, with the release of ‘Black Sea,’ a submarine movie that combines elements of the silent running of those underwater tin cans with the motivation of finding treasure – in this case Nazi gold – that has been buried where it sunk 70 years ago. The director of this film, Kevin Macdonald, creates a nail biting tension in the will-they-or-won’t-they survival mode of the British and Russian members of the submarine’s crew, led by Captain Robinson (Jude Law).
The Scotland-born Macdonald began his career as a notable documentary maker, winning an Oscar for his documentary “One Day in September” (1999), about the raid by Palestinian terrorists of the 1972 Munich Olympics. But he has also spun some Oscar gold in the narrative category, as Forest Whitaker won Best Actor for the Macdonald directed “The Last King of Scotland.” He continued to produce both features (“State of Play, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
What do the Olsen Twins, Donald Trump, Robert Mitchum and Francis Ford Coppola have in common? They all hosted "Saturday Night Live" for some reason. "SNL's" celebrity bookings are occasionally questionable (is Blake Shelton actually funny, for example?), and sometimes just flat-out puzzling. Exhibit A? All 17 people listed below. Some are strange in hindsight while others baffled even contemporary viewers, and all deserve a special place on our list of the unlikeliest "SNL" hosts in history. Before you quibble, we should note that this list is far from exhaustive: due to the sheer number of examples, the grouping we've selected is meant as a representative sample rather than a complete picture. After scrolling through our choices, let us know who you would have included in the comments. »
- Chris Eggertsen
With the awards season now drawing to a close, and the Oscars just a few weeks away, the last few months have been a reminder that not only is cinema very much alive and well, the diversity of stories that move and thrill us has never been better. But while we all have our individual reasons why we love movies, what about the people who make them? That's the simple premise behind the appropriately titled "What I Love About Movies" from the folks at Little White Lies, and today we have some hardcover copies of the book to put in your hands. Featuring Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kristen Stewart, Ralph Fiennes, Steve McQueen, Carey Mulligan, Francis Ford Coppola, and more, along with beautiful illustrations for each subject (see below), the book features quotes from those talents and many more, sharing their »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Saturday night’s screening of “The Godfather” with live orchestra was an offer that 5,000 L.A. moviegoers couldn’t refuse. Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning 1972 classic unspooled with a 61-piece orchestra performing the original score by Nino Rota and Coppola’s composer father Carmine.
Justin Freer conducted the Hollywood Studio Symphony, which performed flawlessly and, impressively, without the need for a “click track” (a metronome-like device often used in film scoring to keep musicians precisely in sync).
The orchestra, dressed in “mob” black, was tastefully lit beneath the main screen at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre. Two other screens, flanking the stage, offered better views for audiences across the theater and in levels above.
The enthusiastic audience ranged from 20-something cinema buffs to seniors who recalled seeing the film in theaters four decades ago. They responded to the famous lines (“I’m gonna make him an offer he can »
- Jon Burlingame
The Academy Originals series continues to provide viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood. This time, they asked actors, screenwriters, directors and producers what their favorite movie is that they think no one else has seen. Many, including actors Mark Whalberg and Jennifer Garner and director David O. Russell answered the tough question. Highlights from the video include Ralph Fiennes, who says, "A film I've seen recently that really effected me is an Iranian film called 'Manuscripts Don't Burn.'" Jonah Hill, having starred in "The Wolf of Wall Street," answers with another Martin Scorsese film: "The King of Comedy" from 1982. Screenwriter John Ridley chooses the 1969 Francis Ford Coppola film "The Rain People," calling it "an astonishing piece of work." David O. Russell answers with an impressive three films: "Love and Anarchy," "The Seduction of Mimi" and "Seven Beauties." Have you seen »
- Travis Clark
It's often the case that period stories can tell us more about our current society than those set in the present day. In his first non-contemporary script, writer-director Jc Chandor probes at urgent ideas about gun control and proportional response within the framework of a brooding, meticulous crime drama.
In the grim winter of 1981, statistically one of the most crime-ridden years in New York's chequered history, principled oil entrepreneur Abel (Oscar Isaac) is trying to forge a righteous path amidst the chaos. His oil trucks are being hijacked at gunpoint, attracting the kind of attention he doesn't need from the district attorney (David Oyelowo), and he's on the brink of losing a crucial real estate deal thanks to his snowballing misfortune.
The idea of man wrestling with forces beyond his control is common throughout Chandor's work, »
Greenberg and Adler will receive the Lifetime Career Achievement Awards while Giardina will receive the 50th annual Robert Wise Award.
Adler is best known for her editing work on the television series The Rockford Files and Spenser: For Hire and Kojak and served as an assistant editor at Warner Bros. She is currently on the board of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and is actively involved in Ace.
As for Greenberg, the three-time Oscar nominee is known for his work with directors such as Arthur Penn, Francis Ford Coppola and Sidney Lumet. He won the editing Oscar for The French Connection in 1972 and was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer and Apocalypse Now.
Specialising in editing and post-production, Giardina is an award-winning »
Many stories start at the beginning, but Goners, a new comic book series from Image Comics, begins at the end… the end of a family tragedy that leaves two people dead and two others hunted by supernatural forces ranging from ferocious phantoms to sharp-beaked Ekeks and many more malevolent monsters.
With issue #4 of this ambitious horror story hitting shelves today, I caught up with Goners co-creator/writer Jacob Semahn in a Q&A feature to discuss the wide-ranging influences (including John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Stephen King’s works) of his series, the often overlooked creatures lurking within the panels of Goners, what lies ahead for characters and readers alike, and much more. We also have a set of preview pages from Goners #4, teasing the carnage brought upon the Massachusetts town of King’s Bluff by a Skin-Walker and his furry friends.
I understand the assassination of John F. Kennedy »
- Derek Anderson
They both believe that the PGA plays a vital role in helping producers face challenges as fewer feature films get made by the major studios. The PGA has been building on its 2013 triumph in the longstanding issue of policing producer credits with its certification process, achieved after a decade of effort. More than 120 film credits carried the PGA mark, a lower case p.g.a., last year and more than 200 are expected to follow suit this year.
“The mark has become an important part of filmmaking,” McCreary says.
In December, the U.K.’s Production Guild announced that it had signed bilateral agreements with the PGA and the Producers Guild of Italy (Agpci). “There’s no question we are going to continue expanding, »
- Dave McNary
Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Way We Were' tonight on Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. (See TCM's Robert Redford film schedule below. See also: "On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.") 'The Great Gatsby': Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby Released by Paramount Pictures, the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby had prestige oozing from just about every cinematic pore. The film was based on what some consider the greatest American novel ever written. Francis Ford Coppola, whose directing credits included the blockbuster The Godfather, and who, that same year, was responsible for both The Godfather Part II and The Conversation, penned the adaptation. Multiple Tony winner David Merrick (Becket, »
- Andre Soares
Frank Marshall will receive the American Cinema Editors’ Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year Award in Los Angeles on January 30.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Prolific filmmaker Frank Marshall has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (Ace) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 65thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” stated the Ace Board of Directors. “From “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Sixth Sense” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”
Marshall joins a distinguished group of past Ace Golden Eddie honorees including Steven Spielberg, »
- Michelle McCue
Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees
The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Icg, Iatse Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the Icg. »
- Steve Pond
Frank Marshall has been selected by the American Cinema Editors as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year.
The award will be presented at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Marshall has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” ” Seabiscuit” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” said the Ace Board of Directors. “From ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made — and continues to make — a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”
- Dave McNary
The producer whose credits include Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button will be handed the award at a ceremony in L.A. on January 30.
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” says the board of Ace, an honorary society of film editors. He “has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.”
Previous Golden Eddie winners include Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass and Stanley Donen.
- The Deadline Team
This week Neil Calloway looks at the lack of women behind the camera in Hollywood…
This week, a report by San Diego State University revealed that only 7% of the films in 2014’s top 250 highest grossing list were directed by women. That works out at 17 films, with only one film in the top 100 grossing films.
I was surprised by the statistic; surprised that the figure was that high. Looking at the list of films, I’d be shocked if anyone but the most ardent cinephile would recognise them all. The one female helmed film that made the top 100 was Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. It’s hard to imagine Jolie would be allowed to direct a big budget film like that as only her second film if she hadn’t already established herself as an actress. Another of the 17 films was Palo Alto, directed by Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola. »
- Neil Calloway
Longtime participants in the Television Critics Assn. press tour often get hit with a sense of deja vu while covering the twice-yearly marathon of TV gabbery.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt had that I’ve-been-here-before feeling as reporters were yakking about the strong debut of Fox’s “Empire.” The show reminded Greenblatt of the drama “Platinum” that he and former producing partner David Janollari shepherded for Upn back in 2003.
The show’s original title was “Empire,” but they couldn’t clear it. And “Empire” star Terrence Howard auditioned for one of the lead roles, Greenblatt recalled.
“Who know our show was so ahead of its time?” he joked.
Like “Empire,” “Platinum” revolved around the drama of the hip-hop music business and a family trying to hold their empire together, and the two shows also came from notable auspices: Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for “Empire,” John Ridley, Sofia Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola for “Platinum. »
- Cynthia Littleton
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