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Helen Mirren Says “It’s Unfair To Attack The Academy” On Diversity

4 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Academy Award Winner Dame Helen Mirren (Trumbo, The Queen) has come to the defense of the Academy in the Oscars diversity debate. “I think it’s unfair to attack the academy. It just so happens this year it went that way,” Mirren explained to England’s Channel 4 News. But she did add that “Idris Elba absolutely would have […]

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Colette vs. Mary Magdalene

10 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's Murtada speculating very early on the 2017 Oscar race.

There’s usually a real life person in the best actress lineup. It’s not as prevalent as it is in best actor - 4 this year. But we do have Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence). Last year there were Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones) and Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon). Recently we got everyone from Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) to Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) and most famously The Queen (Helen Mirren) and her 80s nemesis Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep). Now we have two more possible candidates for the 2017 Oscar race as two interesting biopics were announced this week with two actresses well known to the Academy. French writer Colette (to be played by Keira Knightley) and Jesus disciple Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara). 

Colette in 1920s

Colette is the more intriguing figure, at least to this non-believer. Born in 1873 she was a journalist, »

- Murtada Elfadl

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New Photos Of Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul And Alan Rickman From Director Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky

11 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Credit : Keith Bernstein / Bleecker Street

Check out the new images of Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman from director Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky.

The film had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival to a standing ovation and rave reviews.

The upcoming thriller about a top secret military operation that escalates into international crisis opens in select theaters Friday, March 11.

Alan Rickman stars as Lt. General Frank Benson.

Phoebe Fox (left) stars as Carrie Gershon and Aaron Paul (right) stars as Steve Watts.

(Left to Right) Actress Phoebe Fox, director Gavin Hood and actor Aaron Paul on the set of Eye In The Sky.

 

Phoebe Fox (left) stars as Carrie Gershon and Aaron Paul (right) stars as Steve Watts.

Director Gavin Hood (left) and actress Helen Mirren (right) on the set of Eye In The Sky.

Barkhad Abdi stars as Jama Farah.

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- Michelle McCue

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Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, Other WGA Awards Nominees Reveal Their Screenwriting Journeys

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The agonies of screenwriting were on full view Thursday night at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, where 11 scribes nominated for WGA Awards took part in the guild’s Beyond Words program.

One of the biggest laughs from the full house came when “Spotlight” writer Josh Singer admitted that he and writer-director Tom McCarthy spent several years going through the Boston Globe’s investigation of pedophile priests.

“We did research for a long time,” Singer said. “Anything to put off writing.”

McCarthy admitted that interviews with the victims of the scandal was a turning point. “The story really came together once we talked with survivors,” he added.

Both “Spotlight” writers were effusive in their praise of the Boston Globe journalists portrayed in the film, noting that editor  Martin “Marty” Baron (portrayed by Liev Schreiber) even supplied them with extensive emails to keep the timeline straight. They also credited the initial producers, »

- Dave McNary

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Video: Helen Mirren Believes Having Donald Trump or Ted Cruz as President Is a 'Very Frightening Idea'

22 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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- Karen Mizoguchi

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Video: Helen Mirren Believes Having Donald Trump or Ted Cruz as President Is a 'Very Frightening Idea'

22 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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- Karen Mizoguchi

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Eye In The Sky pictures; The final on-screen performance from Alan Rickman

4 February 2016 11:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Eye In The Sky pictures: The thriller arrives in U.S. cinemas in March, and in the UK in April.

A new batch of Eye In The Sky pictures have been released. The upcoming film is the final on-screen performance from Alan Rickman, and also stars Helen Mirren, Aaron PaulBarkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox.

Eye In The Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of Us and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. »

- Paul Heath

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Helen Mirren Thinks ‘It’s Unfair to Attack the Academy’ for #OscarsSoWhite

4 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Helen Mirren thinks it’s “unfair” for people to blame the Academy for the diversity issue that has been the center of debate since the Academy failed to nominate actors of color for the second year in a row. “I think it’s unfair to attack the Academy,” Mirren said in an interview with Channel 4 News in the U.K., which posted Wednesday. “It just so happens this year, it went that way.” While she isn’t dismissing the fact that no person of color was honored in the Oscar nominations this year, she does believe that the issue »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Trumbo - video review

4 February 2016 8:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw review Trumbo, a biopic about the 1950s screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted by Hollywood for his communist beliefs. The film, which stars Bryan Cranston as the writer of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, follows Trumbo through his 11-month imprisonment and subsequent vindication, which was spurred in part by Spatacus star Kirk Douglas. Trumbo, which also stars Helen Mirren and Elle Fanning, is release in the UK on 5 February

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- Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes, Peter Bradshaw, Dan Susman, Adam Sich and Joan Portillo

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Interview – Dame Helen Mirren talks Trumbo

4 February 2016 6:57 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Trumbo hits UK cinemas this Friday 5th February. Our friend James Kleinmann got to chat with the legendary actress Helen Mirren for her role in the movie as Hedda Hopper. In the interview we get to hear what surprised her the most about the astonishing true story about Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), a top Hollywood

The post Interview – Dame Helen Mirren talks Trumbo appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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Helen Mirren Says It’s ‘Unfair’ to Target the Academy With Diversity Complaints, Argues the Fault Lies With Hollywood As a Whole

3 February 2016 8:45 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Helen Mirren, who was nominated for a SAG Award this year for her work in Trumbo, but was not nominated for an Oscar, has decided to defend the Academy admist anger over its lack of diversity. In an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Mirren said, “I think it’s unfair to attack the Academy. It just so happened this year, it went that way.” As an example, she talked about Idris Elba, who was also nominated for a SAG Award (which he won) and left out of the Oscar race. “Idris Elba absolutely would have been nominated for an Oscar,” Mirren said of his work in Beasts of No Nation. “He wasn’t because not enough people saw, or wanted to see a film about child soldiers.”When asked if she was excusing the Academy, which has nominated an all-white slate of actors for two years in a row, »

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Links: Secret Talents, Visual Effects, Best Girlfriends

3 February 2016 8:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Salon Why Rooney Mara can't win for Carol. Interesting piece on what really matters in Supporting Actress (Hint: Best Actor)

McN David Poland looks at the writers branch and how the new Academy rules might affect them

Gurus of Gold interesting to see where the volatility is in the new charts: Best Picture and Best Director contain all the (seeming) drama 

Towleroad Jonathan Groff interviewed by Kevin Sessums talks sex scenes in the Looking movie, filming wrapped, and his Sutton Foster obsession 

 

Av Club The Flash will officially crossover with Supergirl despite different networks

Variety on the new warp speed market for television shows 

The Film Stage first clips and new images from Jeff Nichols's Midnight Special. I'm not watching them because I want to be surprised 

Variety Jessica Chastain still looking for her Oscar movie, in talks for Woman Walks Ahead, about a 19th century woman who advised »

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Dame Helen Mirren Now Has the Best Anti-Drunk-Driving PSA of All Time

2 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dame Helen Mirren now officially has the best anti-drunk-driving PSA of all time. Of all time. The actress partnered with Budweiser for its new #GiveADamn campaign, and the video - which sees Mirren introduce herself as "a notoriously frank and uncensored British lady" - is everything we've come to expect from Mirren and so much more. "The collective we are dumbfounded that people still drive drunk," Mirren, 70, says, before launching into a devastating and thoroughly British series of phrases describing drunk drivers. "If your brain was donated to science," she wraps up in her address to drunk drivers everywhere, "science would return it. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Dame Helen Mirren Now Has the Best Anti-Drunk-Driving PSA of All Time

2 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dame Helen Mirren now officially has the best anti-drunk-driving PSA of all time. Of all time. The actress partnered with Budweiser for its new #GiveADamn campaign, and the video - which sees Mirren introduce herself as "a notoriously frank and uncensored British lady" - is everything we've come to expect from Mirren and so much more. "The collective we are dumbfounded that people still drive drunk," Mirren, 70, says, before launching into a devastating and thoroughly British series of phrases describing drunk drivers. "If your brain was donated to science," she wraps up in her address to drunk drivers everywhere, "science would return it. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Helen Mirren Rails Against ‘Oxygen Wasting’ Drunk Drivers in Super Bowl Ad (Video)

2 February 2016 9:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Helen Mirren calls drunk drivers “short-sighted, utterly useless, oxygen wasting, human form of pollution” in a Budweiser Super Bowl commercial airing this Sunday. “(You’re) a Darwin-award deserving, selfish coward,” Mirren says in the commercial. “If your brain was donated to science, science would return it. So stop it.” In the ad, Mirren sits in a musky bar, in front of a juicy cheeseburger and fries — a Budweiser bottle of beer isn’t missing, either. See Video: Chris Martin Hitchhikes to Super Bowl 50 in 'Carpool Karaoke' Teaser “Don’t be a pillock,” she adds. “Your friends and family thank you, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Joan Bakewell webchat – as it happened

2 February 2016 7:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The TV presenter recalls the lessons of a life in the spotlight in a new book, Stop the Clocks. She joined us to answer your questions in a live webchat – from life and work lessons to the House of Lords via marriage and power naps, catch up with her answers here

3.01pm GMT

Many thanks to everyone who posted questions, and to Joan for her time and her generous answers. Until next time!

Time to go. I've enjoyed the challenge of talking to you all... and each one of you. Goodbye.

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SirIsaac asks:

Do marriage vows mean anything?

Vows matter to those who believe in them. I think we all accept that to take an oath in a court of law binds us absolutely to tell the truth. And indeed there is a punishment if we are found not to be doing so. Marriage vows are between two people, »

- Guardian Staff

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10 observations about the cover of Vanity Fair's new Hollywood issue

1 February 2016 12:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Every year Vanity Fair treats us to a spellbinding showbiz spectacle with its Hollywood issue, which celebrates A-list actors by having them lounge all over each other like West End chaises. Check out the 2016 class, photographed by (who else?) Annie Leibovitz.     1. At first Cate Blanchett appears to be reclining on Viola Davis, but judging by the height of her lean, she actually scaled Viola Davis and planted an Australian flag on her shoulder blade. "Me and Viola, we're in this together," her posture suggests. Viola's posture suggests the rebuttal, "Maybe, if I have time."  2. Jennifer Lawrence is going for some kind of thug head-lean here? Jane Fonda chuckles and says, "Let her try."  3. How have we gone this long without realizing Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander are the same person? I haven't seen Oscar doppelgangering of this kind since 2009 when Vera Farmiga and Maggie Gyllenhaal were co-nominated and spent all »

- Louis Virtel

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All the Best Pictures From the SAG Awards Afterparties!

31 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in La on Saturday night, and some of Hollywood's biggest stars came out to celebrate their talented peers. But while the ceremony provided us with new bromances, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio moments, and inspiring acceptance speeches, it was the afterparties that really got things going. Stars like Viola Davis and Rachel McAdams hit up People and Eif's bash, while Idris Elba and Helen Mirren attended the Weinstein Company & Netflix's party. Some stars like Kaley Cuoco and Laverne Cox even popped up at both bashes! Keep reading to see the best moments from the night, and then check out all the stunning looks from the red carpet. »

- Caitlin Hacker

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'Spotlight', Leonardo DiCaprio & Brie Larson Win 2016 SAG Awards

31 January 2016 11:54 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As the Sundance Film Festival was wrapping up with its awards in Utah, Hollywood was abuzz announcing the Screen Actors Guild Awards winners. The SAG Awards honor the greatest performances from 2015, as chosen by other actors which means this is one of the most definitive lists of the best performances. Actors know their profession better than anyone. This year, Leonardo DiCaprio took home his first SAG Award for The Revenant (after four nominations), and actress Brie Larson also won her first SAG Award for the film Room. Both of these films are nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars as well. Read on for the full list. Here's all the film winners from the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards (see the TV winners at TVLine): Actor: Bryan Cranson - Trumbo Johnny Depp - Black Mass Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl »

- Alex Billington

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Full list of winners from the 2016 SAG Awards

31 January 2016 2:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild announced the winners of the 2016 SAG Awards last night, with Spotlight taking home the top movie honour, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Downton Abbey (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ) and Orange Is the New Black (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series) enjoying success in the TV categories.

In the individual film categories, there were awards for Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), with Elba also picking up a second award on the TV side for his work in Luther. Other television winners included Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black). Check out a full list of winners here, highlighted in red…

Outstanding Performance by »

- Gary Collinson

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