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Boyhood wins at Norwegian festival

23 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include Chef, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Stations of the Cross with a special mention for ’71.

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama, Boyhood, picked up the Norwegian Film Critics Award at the closing of the 42nd Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

In an understated comment, the jury described the Us film as a” somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story” that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes “a very special film treasure”.

An honorary mention went to British film ‘71, directed by Yann Demange, with the jury branding the soldier-behind-enemy-lines feature as “an extraordinarily well-made film that is both a brutal thriller and a nuanced, thoughtful work.”

The Ray of Sunshine (“Gledessprederen”) prize went to Chef, from Us director Jon Favreau, which the jury described as “an utterly human and heart-warming film”.

The Audience Award went to culinary comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Helen Mirren, which the jury »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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Will We Ever See a Female ‘Doctor Who’? BBC Boss Hopes So

21 August 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A female Time Lord for BBC’s “Doctor Who” is not out of the question, says the network’s director of television, Danny Cohen.

According to the U.K.’s Radio Times magazine, while at the a panel on Thursday for the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival, Cohen was asked if he hopes to see a woman take on the famed role, to which he replied, “I hope so.”

Some fans of the show called for a female lead after the previous incarnation of the Doctor, Matt Smith, announced he was leaving the show in June 2013. Helen Mirren announced her desire to play the character in 2011, saying, “I would like to play the new female ‘Doctor Who.’ I don’t want to be just his sidekick.”

The show’s exec producer and head writer Steven Moffat has said in the past that he is not opposed to the idea of a female Doctor, »

- Kevin Noonan

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‘Miss Meadows’ Trailer: Can Katie Holmes Make a Comeback With a Gun In Her Hand?

21 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Earlier this week, we presented a list of actors and actresses who have failed miserably in their attempts at a comeback. For his #1, writer Ashe Cantrell named Katie Holmes, whose latest movie is the critical and box office disappointment The Giver. Maybe we spoke too soon, though; or, maybe we should recognize that all the names on that list still have the potential to eventually find their footing again. The former Mrs. Tom Cruise is only in her late ’30s, and nowadays that doesn’t have to mean anything. We can be reminded of that when Holmes co-stars alongside Helen Mirren in next year’s Woman in Gold. Plus, there’s always the chance that a career-resurrector like Quentin Tarantino will find a special role just for her. He could turn her image upside down by turning her into a gun-toting vigilante. Oh, wait, someone else has already beat Qt to the punch there. Filmmaker »

- Christopher Campbell

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Om Puri & Helen Mirren tantalise your tastebuds in culinary drama The Hundred-Foot Journey

21 August 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Om Puri

Audiences will be getting ready to satiate their tastebuds with the big screen adapation of Richard C. Morais’ international best-selling novel The Hundred-Foot Journey. Releasing on Friday 5th September 2014 by Entertainment One UK, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting and feel-good cultural feast full of Indian spices, French sophistication and British wit.

Directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, the film stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren as the icy proprietress of a Michelin starred classical French eatery in Southern France, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri (East is East, The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Manish Dayal (Law & Order, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bollywood film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight.

This highly-anticipated culinary delight that is The Hundred-Foot Journey also stars a stellar cast of Indian and »

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The Twilight Zone: Complete ’80s Series Heading To DVD August 26th!!

20 August 2014 8:10 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Rlj/Image Entertainment is getting prepared to make fans ecstatic, when they unleash The Twilight Zone: The Complete ’80s Series onto DVD next week (August 26th). The updated take on Rod Serling’s classic and beloved series lasted three seasons, from 1985 to 1989 and showcased episodes like two of my favorites, the heartbreaking William Sanderson (Blade Runner, Sometimes They Come Back)-led episode “The Call“, and Wes Craven’s “Shatterday” episode with Bruce Willis.

“Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe.  Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans. The series features major stars – including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau to name a few – in compelling tales of intrigue by such noted »

- Jerry Smith

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Om Puri honoured at the Museum Of The Moving Image

18 August 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Om Puri has returned from the screening rejuvenated as an actor. At the prestigious Museum Of The Moving Image in New York, Om was honoured with a tribute and a lecture on his oeuvre on August 3. Says Om Puri, "During the discussion they showed clippings of my films. I felt honoured and well, appreciated. Madhur Jaffrey introduced me at the Museum. It all added up to a feeling of great satisfaction within me." Om Puri is enjoying the rave reviews he is getting. "The kind of appreciation I have received for The Hundred Foot Journey has resurrected my faith in me as an actor. I haven't been getting too many good offers at home. The Hundred Foot Journey came to me at a time when I had hit rock-bottom in terms of the offers in India and also in my personal life. It was a part of an isolated homeless »

- Subhash K. Jha

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"Expendables," "Giver" Underwhelm At Box-Office

17 August 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After a late Summer surge saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" open way above expectation, things came crashing down to Earth this week with the release of three films which opened a bit soft at the U.S. box-office upon release.

Of the trio, the one good performer was the Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.-led R-rated comedy "Let's Be Cops" which came in third with $17.7 million over the weekend. Thanks to a Wednesday opening, it's already at $26.1 million after five days - surpassing its $17 million production budget.

Next was the "The Expendables 3" in fourth with $16.2 million for the weekend. That's considerably down on the $34.8 million and $28.6 million opening weekend of the first two films. The weakest reviews of the franchise, the switch to a PG-13 rating and the online leak of a DVD screener all probably didn't help much .

In fifth came "The Giver, »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, and more in talks for 'Geostorm'

15 August 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, and Andy Garcia are currently in negotiations to join the sci-fi adventure film GeostormGerard Butler has already been tapped to star as a stubborn satellite designer who must work with his estranged brother to save the world after climate-controlling satellites malfunction. (There’s also a plot to assassinate the president for good measure.) Sturgess is in talks to play Butler’s brother with Cornish as Sturgess’ girlfriend, a Secret Service agent. Harris and Garcia would play the secretary of state and president, respectively. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the script to Independence Day, will »

- Jake Perlman

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Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey come together after 29 years for The Hundred-Foot Journey

15 August 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

World-renowned director, Steven Spielberg, and chat-show host/producer and actress, Oprah Winfrey, have come together after 29 years to team up on their latest venture The Hundred-Foot Journey, releasing on the 5th September 2014 by Entertainment One. The film features a super talented cast, including Dame Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte La Bon and is about an Indian family who migrates to France and opens up an Indian restaurant opposite the ruthless, Madame Mallory.

Speaking about the collaboration, Spielberg says, “Oprah and I have certainly known each for quite a long time, back when I cast her as Sofia in The Colour Purple in 1985. We’ve always kept in touch and love talking movies and life together. Oprah’s very important book club embraced Richard C. Morais’ book and when Juliet Blake optioned the rights to make the film she brought it to Oprah and myself and we felt »

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David James Elliot Cast as John Wayne in 'Trumbo'

13 August 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jag star David James Elliott has signed on to play big-screen icon John Wayne in the upcoming biopic Trumbo, which follows the life of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Bryan Cranston is portraying the title character, who was one of the 10 writers blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac) in 1947. He continued to write screenplays under pseudonyms, winning Oscars for writing Roman Holiday and The Brave One.

John Wayne was one of the most conservative actors in Hollywood, who served as the president of Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals for four years, an organization that helped provide Congress the names of those working in Hollywood who were deemed either friendly or unfriendly. Peter Mackenzie has also joined the cast as the liberal attorney for the blacklisted writers, known as the Hollywood 10. Rounding out the supporting cast are Diane Lane, »

- MovieWeb

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Karpen launches Bleecker Street

13 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former co-ceo of Focus Features Andrew Karpen has announced his New York-based distributor backed by 5-Hour Energy founder by Manoj Bhargava.

Bleecker Street will hit Toronto scouting for content and has closed an output deal with Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures, whose slate includes Trumbo directed by Jay Roach starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Elle Fanning.

Karpen aims to release three to five films in 2015 and will expand in the years ahead.

“I’m looking forward to bringing the work of great filmmakers into the marketplace and I couldn’t be more excited to be launching this new company in New York City,” said Karpen, who will serve as CEO.

“Bleecker Street will be well positioned to distribute films on a platform or national basis, whatever best suits each title.”

The ShivHans Pictures titles include Viggo Mortensen drama Captain Fantastic directed by Matt Ross, as well as Danny Collins directed by Dan Fogelman starring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Andrew Karpen launches Bleecker Street

13 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former co-ceo of Focus Features has announced his New York-based distributor backed by 5-hour Energy founder by Manoj Bhargava.

Bleecker Street will hit Toronto scouting for content and has closed an output deal with Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures, whose slate includes Trumbo directed by Jay Roach starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Elle Fanning.

Karpen aims to release three to five films in 2015 and will expand in the years ahead.

“I’m looking forward to bringing the work of great filmmakers into the marketplace and I couldn’t be more excited to be launching this new company in New York City,” said Karpen, who will serve as CEO.

“Bleecker Street will be well positioned to distribute films on a platform or national basis, whatever best suits each title.”

The ShivHans Pictures titles include Viggo Mortensen drama Captain Fantastic directed by Matt Ross, as well as Danny Collins directed by Dan Fogelman starring Al Pacino »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ex-Focus Features Exec Launches Bleecker Street Distribution Company

13 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In advance of the Toronto International Film Festival, Andrew Karpen, former Co-ceo of Focus Features, is launching new distribution company Bleecker Street to be based in New York City. Bleecker CEO Karpen will scout new films at this year’s Tiff; he plans release 3-5 pictures in 2015 and more as time goes on.  Karpen looks to fill the specialty market void left when Peter Schlessel took over Universal indie label Focus Features with a more genre-focus in mind. Karpen is looking for both limited and wide releases. So far the company slate includes three high-profile films with strong casts via an output U.S. distribution deal with Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures: Jay Roach biopic "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, and Elle Fanning; writer-turned-director Dan Fogelman's "Danny Collins" starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer; and Matt Ross's »

- Anne Thompson

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Ex-Focus Features Chief Launches Distribution Company

13 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Andrew Karpen, the former co-ceo of Focus Features, has launched an independent finance and distribution company called Bleecker Street. Financed by Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5-hour Energy, Bleecker Street will be based in New York City and release three to five pictures in 2015, expanding over time. Karpen will serve as the company’s CEO.

Bleecker Street has already secured an output deal with Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures, and will handle U.S. distribution on all of its films, effective immediately.  These include “Danny Collins,” starring starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner and directed by Dan Fogelman (writer of “Crazy, Stupid, Love”); “Captain Fantastic,” starring Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella and Kathryn Hahn; and “Trumbo,” directed by Jay Roach (“Meet the Parents”) and starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Elle Fanning.

“I’m looking forward to bringing the work of great filmmakers into the marketplace and »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Ex-Focus Co-ceo Andrew Karpen Launches Bleecker Street

13 August 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: A new major independent film distributor has emerged, just in time for Toronto. Andrew Karpen, the longtime co-ceo of Focus Features, has unveiled Bleecker Street, a New York-based distribution company that has backing from 5-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava.

Karpen has long been a well regarded part of the independent film strata, but he left Focus last March. That was the final piece of a restructuring by Universal Pictures that began in October with the exit of CEO James Schamus, and saw the closing of the Focus Gotham office when the pieces of Peter Schlessel’s FilmDistrict were combined with Focus. Schlessel took the reins of that company and kept some key Focus executives like Jeb Brody, who has been running point on the label’s biggest film Fifty Shades Of Grey. Schlessel wanted to keep Karpen, but after initially running FilmDistrict with key execs Bob and Jeanne Berney on the opposite coast, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Win a Copy of the Complete 1980s The Twilight Zone Revival Series

13 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Decades after the original "The Twilight Zone" came to an end, the first of two revival series premiered on CBS and ran for three seasons. Right now we have your chance to win the 1980s show on DVD!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on August 25th.

The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series Release Details

Image Entertainment is releasing The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series, available on DVD August 26, 2014, at an Srp of $59.98.

Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling »

- Steve Barton

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News Bits: Batman, Ant-Man, Captain, Fast, Wars

11 August 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Following some rough set videos over the weekend, Page Six has released some good quality photos of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne filming scenes for Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Click here to access the full gallery.

Ant-Man

"Ant-Man" director Peyton Reed confirms that one element of the comics making the transition in the upcoming Marvel film is Scott Lang's progeny: "In the comics, Scott Lang has a daughter, and that’s part of the movie too, in terms of the character dynamics that are going on. That really appealed to me."

In the comics, Lang becomes Ant-Man in order to save the life of his daughter Cassie. Years later, she became the super hero 'Stature' in the "Young Avengers" series. [Source: Screen Rant]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Ahead of the Blu-ray release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," a new »

- Garth Franklin

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Sequel Bits: ‘Bond 24′, ‘Zoolander 2′, ‘Evil Dead 2′, ‘Sharknado 3′, ‘Fast & Furious’

11 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of Sequel Bits, people talk about movies they’re doing, movies they wish they were doing, and movies they’re probably never doing. After the jump: Helen Mirren would “love” to do Fast and the Furious Daniel Radcliffe wants a cameo in Sharknado 3 Evil Dead 2 is dead, according to star Jane Levy […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Bond 24′, ‘Zoolander 2′, ‘Evil Dead 2′, ‘Sharknado 3′, ‘Fast & Furious’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Mindy Newell: Outlander

11 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

“It’s just a big story, you know? The book is a big tale. It travels a lot and it goes to a lot of different places. And as I looked at it… the rights holder initially was trying to do it as a feature and I knew that it was never going to be a feature. You would lose everything that was special about the book once you stripped it down to two hours. And still, if you want to do the story justice, if you want to actually enjoy the experience the way the reader enjoys the experience, you have to take your time. You have to sort of drink in the landscape. You have to get to know the people. You need to let the moments breathe. You need to let the story just unwind a little bit. And to create that feeling in television, it just »

- Mindy Newell

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'Ninja Turtles' Kick 'Gotg' Out Of the Box-Office Top Spot

10 August 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

'Tmnt' won the weekend box office, knocking the beloved 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' into No. 2.

While not a massive surprise, Michael Bay's explosive re-imagining of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles managed to score the top spot at the box office this weekend, knocking the acclaimed Guardians Of The Galaxy down a peg. However, Marvel's space opera was able to fend off three other newcomers.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $65 million. Tmnt was the second film in two weeks to beat projected estimated grosses to an astounding degree. The film was only tracking to make around $45 million. Last week, Guardians opened at $94 million after predictions had it set at $60-70 million. All in all, this has so far been one of the most lucrative Augusts in recent history, despite an overall slower year in ticket sales.

Related Pics: Tmnt Gets Awesome Street Art Treatment

2. Guardians Of The Galaxy – $41.5 million. The film is »

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