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Mining value from an Oscar win

4 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to broaden the range of available star power in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they may be sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The value of an Oscar win

4 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to boost the available star power of desirable acting talent in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they are sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Taken 3 coming to Blu-ray this April

4 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced the home entertainment release of Taken 3 starring Liam Neeson, which will arrive in the Us on April 21st.

Pre-order Taken 3 Here

Directed by Olivier Megaton, Taken 3 sees Neeson joined by returning stars Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser alongside Forest Whitaker (The Butler), Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman). The film has so far taken over $285 million at the worldwide box-office, and while it is said to be the concluding part of the franchise, don’t be surprised if this isn’t the last we see of Mills and his special skills.

The hunter becomes the hunted when Liam Neeson returns as former CIA operative Bryan Mills, who finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). Consumed with rage, and pursued by a savvy police inspector (Forest Whitaker), Mills »

- Scott J. Davis

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Remembering the filmmaking talents of Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy will be remembered for many things. Foremost is creating an iconic character known the world over, but his contributions to the world of entertainment go far beyond what he achieved in front of the camera. He was also a writer, an artist and a director. As a filmmaker, he actually helmed two of the biggest hits of the 1980s, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Three Men and a Baby." If moviegoers should have any regrets for Nimoy it's that he only made a few more films after those blockbusters. But his legacy lives on in many ways. It certainly lives on with me. When you talk to most "Star Trek" fans, they are either of the age where they became fans of the franchise during its initial 60s run, when it was syndicated in the 70s or when it returned to television with "Star Trek: The Next Generation. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Leonard Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Most widely known for his performance as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock on the classic sci-fi TV show “Star Trek” and its many subsequent film and videogame incarnations, Nimoy was also a successful director, helming “Star Trek” pics “The Search for Spock” and “The Voyage Home,” as well as non-“Star Trek” fare; an accomplished stage actor; a published writer and poet; and a noted photographer. He also dabbled in singing and songwriting.

But despite his varied talents, Nimoy will forever be linked with the logical Mr. Spock. Spotted by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry when he appeared on Roddenberry’s NBC Marine Corps. skein “The Lieutenant,” Nimoy was offered »

- Terry Flores

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Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

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

Leonard Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer has died at age 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, reportedly confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Most widely known for his performance as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock on the classic sci-fi TV show “Star Trek” and its many subsequent film and videogame incarnations, Nimoy was also a successful director, helming “Star Trek” pics “The Search for Spock” and “The Voyage Home,” as well as non-“Star Trek” fare; an accomplished stage actor; a published writer and poet; and a noted photographer. He also dabbled in singing and songwriting.

But despite his varied talents, Nimoy will forever be linked with the logical Mr. Spock. Spotted by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry when »

- Terry Flores

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Run All Night In St. Louis – Stars Liam Neeson

26 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the action thriller Run All Night, starring Oscar nominee Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Oscar winner Common and Oscar nominee Ed Harris, under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”).

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass.

But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past »

- Movie Geeks

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Arrow Confirms That Ra's Al Ghul Is [Spoiler]

26 February 2015 2:51 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Last night's Arrow provided our first solid look at Ra's al Ghul in the Lazarus Pit.  The character also confirmed that he's been around for a long time, stating that he met an amazing illusionist in 1854 only to see that man become a shadow of himself 50 years later.  Yeah, unlike Batman Begins' Ra's al Ghul, played by Liam Neeson, Arrow's version of the character has been around for nearly two centuries.  How will the Lazarus Pit factor in to future episodes of Arrow? We'll have to find out when new episodes of the show resume on March 18th.  »

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Top TV Ad Spenders: ‘Run All Night’ Ran Ads All Week

25 February 2015 5:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Run All Night” jumps to the top of the TV ad spending heap with $11 million of the $13.7mm total spend coming between the 16th and 22nd. The Warner Brothers thriller starring Liam Neeson spread its ad dollars across 42 networks, with MTV and VH1 as the top benefactors ahead of the March 13 premiere.

Will Smith’s “Focus” spent another week in the top five, slipping from first to second, despite an increase in spending week over week from $6.4 million to $9.6mm. The Kevin Costner vehicle “McFarland, USA” stays at third over last week with the same $5.9 million spend as the week prior, bringing Walt Disney’s total TV ad investment to $20.3mm. Its 954 airings were spread across 34 networks, with Lifetime and ABC Family seeing the most action. Meanwhile, “Unfinished Business” spent a second week at fourth, »

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Composer Junkie Xl Creates Score for Warner Bros. Thriller Run All Night

25 February 2015 1:31 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Grammy nominated producer and composer Junkie Xl provides the raw, gritty score for Warner Bros. crime thriller Run All Night starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Joel Kinnaman.

Directed by Jaume Collett-Sera, the film follows Brooklyn hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), who finds himself haunted by the sins of his past when his estranged son becomes a target of his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris).

The film opens in theaters nationwide March 13th, 2015. The Run All Night original motion picture soundtrack will be available on Water Tower Music on March 10th, 2015.

Junkie Xl‘s recent credits include the box office hits Divergent and 300: Rise Of An Empire. Junkie Xl’s upcoming projects include the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters on May 15.

He is also re-teaming with Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer to score the upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Junkie Xl »

- Michelle McCue

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James Gunn Defends Comic Book Films After Oscars, Indie Spirit Awards Pile-On

24 February 2015 9:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has come to the defense of superhero movies after the genre was criticized and lampooned at the Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards last weekend.

Indeed, Hollywood’s dependence on films about costumed avengers was a source of derision and humor as the industry gathered to hand out statues and applaud the work of, mostly low-grossing, adult-oriented dramas. “The Avengers” may pay the bills, but off-kilter fare such as “Birdman” feeds the soul, Oscar voters implied.

“When something is that big in the industry, it’s going to be an easy target for Oscar jokes,” noted Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It could indicate a general kind of weariness of these movies by talent, because they have been so popular.”

Gunn wrote that he didn’t take the jokes personally, but he did argue that the writing on the »

- Brent Lang

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Taken 3 Gets the Unrated Treatment as Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray Release Dates Revealed

24 February 2015 8:12 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills take a third and final lap through a sea of violence in Taken 3, the second Taken sequel that twists the conventional formula by having Bryan Mills (Neeson) framed for a brutal crime and pursued relentlessly by the authorities. Fox Home Entertainment has announced the Taken 3 Blu-ray release date falls on April 21, 2015 (same with DVD), while the Taken 3 Digital HD release date gets a head start on Thursday, April 2.

Taken 3, which also starts Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace, wasn't quite as successful as the second installment at the domestic and worldwide box office but still has performed extremely well and further cemented Neeson as a top action star draw. North American box office earnings currently sit at $87.6 million, while worldwide business has reached $285.8 million. For comparison, Taken 2 finished just under $140 million domestically and $376.1 million worldwide.

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Thanks James Gunn, Finally Someone is Standing Up for Poor Ol' Blockbusters

24 February 2015 7:24 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've said it three times now, but the writing at the Oscars played more like a eulogy for the Oscars and the industry overall than anything else. As much as Neil Patrick Harris' opening song and dance number sounded like a loving tribute to "moving pictures", it had an odd twinge of defensiveness to it. Then Jack Black stormed the stage for his moment in the spotlight, "Opening with lots of zeroes, all we get are superheroes: Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Jedi Man, Sequel Man, Prequel Man, formulaic scripts!" Then, Liam Neeson took to the stage to introduce Best Picture nominees The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Sniper and even he alluded to the strangling of art with comic book movies and he wasn't the last... or even the first. The night before, at the Independent Spirit Awards, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy accepted his Best First Feature award and said: "Independent film, »

- Brad Brevet

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New Trailer for Sean Penn's The Gunman Action Film, From Director of Taken

24 February 2015 2:02 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Open Road will release Sean Penn's first action movie, called "The Gunman," in theaters on March 20th. And today, we have a new trailer. Check it out below. The story centers on an international operative named Martin Terrier (Penn) who is betrayed by the organization he works for and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe. The new movie is directed by Pierre Morel, who turned Liam Neeson into an action star in "Taken." It co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. Trailer: »

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Sean Penn is Armed and on the Run in the Second 'Gunman' Trailer

23 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After handing out the award for Best Picture last night, Sean Penn is back today in the secondm quick trailer for The Gunman, the latest thriller from Taken director Pierre Morel. Penn just happens to be getting some flack today for saying "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" when he handed an Oscar to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, but the filmmaker knew it was a harmless joke. However, Penn certainly isn't messing around in what could be a whole new phase to his career. However, not every aging actor can follow the same trajectory as Liam Neeson did, though it's sometimes entertaining to see them try. Watch? Here's the quick new trailer for Pierre Morel's The Gunman from YouTube: You can still watch the first Us trailer for The Gunman right here. The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love, District B13 »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Sean Penn Returns From The Oscars With A New Trailer For 'The Gunman'

23 February 2015 10:58 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In a night filled with oddball decisions, we're not sure who decided to lug out a comatose Sean Penn to close off the Oscars with a misjudged green card joke, coupled with an attitude that he'd rather be anywhere else, but Open Road is hoping to get some post-awards show leverage. They've just dropped a new trailer for Penn's next flick "The Gunman." So let's take a look, shall we? Co-starring heavyweights Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, but don't get too excited. This is from the director of "Taken," and tells a story worthy of Liam Neeson, involving an operative who is drawn back into a dangerous game because of something or other yadda yadda yadda growl grunt explosion. You know the drill. Frankly, I woulda figured this was beneath Penn's paygrade, but I guess not. "The Gunman" unloads on March 20th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Highs and Lows of the 2015 Oscars

23 February 2015 7:35 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last year I had quite a bit to say about the Oscar show itself. This yearc Eh, not so much. The show wasn't very good in my opinion, but at the same time I don't really blame that on Neil Patrick Harris, most anyone would have suffered with the material he was given. Granted, the overall night made it seem like Harris contributed far less to the show than Ellen DeGeneres did last year, or perhaps he just can't deliver comedy as well as DeGeneres. Many of Harris's jokes fell dreadfully flat. His opening monologue played more like a eulogy to the Oscars and the industry as a whole rather than the comedic roasting it was meant to deliver, and it wasn't only Harris. Jack Black's addition to the opening musical number was not only great, it was spot on. Liam Neeson even continued the trend as he introduced »

- Brad Brevet

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TV Review: Neil Patrick Harris’ Academy Awards Opening

22 February 2015 6:09 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Neil Patrick Harris brought an obvious bag of tricks to his role as Oscar host, and his opening number took clever advantage of talents he has showcased in stints emceeing the Tonys and Emmys. Owing more to Billy Crystal than most recent predecessors, Harris celebrated the movies in a cheeky but earnest way, incorporating both cinematic history and this year’s nominees. Yet the fast-moving sequence didn’t take itself too seriously, and proved playful enough to even spoof some of the industry’s sequel-oriented foibles. In terms of setting an upbeat tone for the evening, it was certainly a promising start.

An old pro in these settings despite his boyish looks, Harris immediately brought an infectious personality to the proceedings that let a little air out of all the puffery, and the use of film clips in conjunction with his song-and-dance routine — from “Singin’ in the Rain” to “Star Wars »

- Brian Lowry

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Academy Awards 2015 Live-Blog

22 February 2015 5:23 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's a wonderful night for Oscar... Oscar Oscar... Who will win? Wrong host. Neil Patrick Harris is MCing Sunday (February 22) night's Academy Awards, which is coming down to a "Birdman"/"Boyhood" showdown for the big prize. Thanks to The Guilds, we're all expecting a "Birdman" victory, but could there be exciting upsets in store? Click through, follow along and join (or start) the conversation below... 8:25 p.m. Et. That's a lot of Red Carpet coverage. My favorite moment was Terrence Howard playing "American Idol" nerd with Ryan Seacrest. 8:28 p.m. Really, ABC? You don't need a critical citation to call "American Crime" "an extraordinary new drama"? Well, if you say so yourself! 8:30 p.m. Let's Go! 8:30 p.m. Neil Patrick Harris rises onto the stage like a fire-free phoenix. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest," he says, helping people playing Oscars Bingo at home. 8:31 p. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

- Steve Montgomery

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