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Remembering National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Pêra

5 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian film, TV and stage star Remembering Brazilian stage, television, and film star Marília Pêra, whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades. Pêra died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Born Marília Soares Pêra on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio, she was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute Sueli, who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva in Hector Babenco's well-received social drama Pixote / Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981),[1] a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged members. In one pivotal – and widely talked about scene – she lets the titular character (da Silva, at the time 12 years old)[2] suckle her breast. In another, she pulls down her panties and sits in »

- Andre Soares

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Birthday Girl Jennifer Aniston's Got More Famous Friends Than We Can Count

10 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jennifer Aniston tied the knot with Justin Theroux in August 2015, and many of her famous celebrity friends, including Lake Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Lisa Kudrow, were there to witness the exciting moment. Jen is one of Hollywood's most adored ladies, and for good reason. The former Friends star is surrounded by high-profile pals, from her longtime costar Courteney Cox and funny lady Chelsea Handler to fellow actors like Adam Sandler, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Meryl Streep. In honor of Jennifer's 47th birthday, we're celebrating with a look at her high-profile friendships over the years. Start scrolling to see them all now, and then check out her sweetest moments with Justin. »

- Brittney Stephens

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12 Comedic Performances the Oscars Overlooked

16 hours ago | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Listen. We’re not necessarily saying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doesn’t honor the greatest performances in film, but getting an audience to laugh can often be more difficult than getting them to cry. While there’ve been winners like Diane Keaton for “Annie Hall” and Marisa Tomei for “My Cousin Vinny,” they’re still the rare exceptions to the rule. Here’s to more Oscars for funny people! Below, we present twelve overlooked comedic film performances. Emily Blunt, “The Devil Wears Prada”Can you believe Blunt achieved instant-classic status as an acid-tongued assistant to Meryl Streep’s fashion mogul—serving devastating snark and the film’s most quotable one-liners—and didn’t get Oscar recognition for her comedic brilliance? “No, I shan’t.” Eddie Murphy, “Trading Places”Although the best work of Murphy’s career may be as the uproarious Donkey in “Shrek,” the Academy »

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Oscars producers ask for thank you list in advance to end gushing speeches

9 February 2016 9:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After years of cut-offs when winners breach the 45-second limit on acceptance speeches, telecast takes steps to ensure names will scroll on screen tickertape

The tickertape may or may not include the word “God”, but it will certainly include the words “Meryl Streep”, as it was revealed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body who organise the Oscars, are taking steps to limit the time required for winners’ speeches and the inevitable clashes with the orchestra that result. The traditional list of thankyous will be replaced by a preprepared scrolling list of names, in which – as was noted in 2014 – the Iron Lady star has figured even more heavily than the Judeo-Christian deity.

At the annual Oscar nominees lunch, the producers of the Academy awards telecast announced that nominees will be asked to submit their full list of “thank you” recipients in advance of the ceremony for the first time this year. »

- Andrew Pulver

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Berlin film festival embraces Hollywood with Coens, Clooney and Tatum

9 February 2016 4:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

George Clooney and Channing Tatum, stars of festival opener Hail, Caesar!, will grace the red carpet, Meryl Streep will head the jury, while Alan Rickman and David Bowie will both be honoured

Related: Hail, Caesar! review: Coen bros hit peak star-cameo in superb sister film to Barton Fink

The Berlin film festival opens on 11 February on something of a high, having secured a number of high-profile participants and screenings for its 10-day run. Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and Channing Tatum will grace the red carpet on its opening night, Meryl Streep will lead the festival jury as it deliberates over the winner of the top prize, the Golden Bear, while the legacy of such high-profile figures as Alan Rickman and David Bowie will be celebrated in special tribute events.

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- Andrew Pulver

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The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2016 Berlin Film Festival

8 February 2016 10:27 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This year's Berlin International Film Festival, aka the 66th Berlinale, is poised to kick off this coming Thursday. With around 500,000 admissions each year, Berlin is considered the largest publicly attended festival in the world. It has the massive European Film Market happening in tandem, as well as the Talent Campus for up-and-coming filmmaking and critical stars. And this year's iteration features Meryl Streep as President of the Jury and will showcase hundreds of feature films across its many sidebars, subsections and segments.  Despite all that, Berlin's profile remains somewhat lower than the glamor-puss Euro festivals of Cannes and Venice, which is refreshing for attendees who rarely have to negotiate awkward Red Carpet traffic systems, and probably won't get turned away from screenings based on footwear. But it can make it feel a little like the dowdy sibling of the family, an impression not ameliorated by this year's lineup boasting fewer big-name auteurs than last. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Oscar Trivia: Facts About the Academy Awards

8 February 2016 8:03 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With the Oscars quickly approaching, here are some fun facts about the Academy Awards throughout the years.

 Oscar Facts:

Q) Which films have won the most academy awards?

A) It was a three-way draw between Ben Hur, Titanic and Lord of Rings: Return of the King at 11 each.

 

Q) Which films have the most Oscar nominations?

A) All About Eve and Titanic are tied for the most nominations, with 14 each.

 

Q) What was the longest film to ever win the Best Picture Oscar?

A) Gone With the Wind at 3 hours and 56 minutes.

 

Q) Which was the shortest Best Picture winner?

A) Marty at 90 minutes.

 

Q) Which sequels have won Best Picture?

A) The Godfather Part 2, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

 

Q) Which movies won best picture but were not nominated for Best Director?

A) Wings (1928), Grand Hotel (1931), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Argo (2012)

 

Q) What was the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Morgan Freeman to Receive Chaplin Award from Film Society of Lincoln Center

5 February 2016 9:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Freeman has been named the recipient of the 43rd annual Chaplin Award, the honor given out by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the organization that presents the New York Film Festival.

The Chaplin award honors actors and filmmakers who have reached the highest level of prominence and artistic achievement. Freeman takes home the trophy for a career that includes roles in “Lean on Me,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Seven” and “Million Dollar Baby,” the 2004 film that earned him an Academy Award.  He’s also executive producer of CBS series “Madam Secretary,” and hosts and exec produces “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman.”

Freeman has been honored at the Golden Globes with an acting awards and the Cecil B. DeMille Award and also received the Kennedy Center Honor, among other accolades.

The Chaplin gala was launched by Fslc in 1972, when it honored Charlie Chaplin. Since named after its inaugural honoree, »

- Gordon Cox

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Film Society of Lincoln Center to Honor Morgan Freeman With 43rd Chaplin Award

5 February 2016 9:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Morgan Freeman Whispers Stressful Somethings in Exclusive 'The C Word' Clip The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman will receive the 43rd Annual Chaplin Award at a special gala on Monday, April 25. The evening will celebrate the actor with special guests, film and interview clips and the presentation of the award. The Chaplin Award has been given since 1972 and is presented each year to a notable industry talent. Past winners include Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese and Meryl Streep, among many others.  "The Board is delighted to honor Morgan Freeman with the Chaplin Award this year," said Fslc Chairman Ann Tenenbaum in an official statement. "He is one of the most gifted actors of our time and his body of work has changed the film landscape. He is universally loved as an actor and as a humanitarian, »

- Kristen Santer

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Colette vs. Mary Magdalene

5 February 2016 8:39 AM, PST | 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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Wrap-Ranker Oscars Poll: Who’s the All-Time Best Actress Winner?

4 February 2016 10:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Many legendary actresses have walked off the Oscar stage in victory. True, there are also many who haven’t but we’re not here to worry about them. Which actresses who have won were the best? Katharine Hepburn holds the record with four Academy Awards for Best Actress, including for classics like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “The Lion in Winter.” With the next best total sitting at two wins, is this even a contest? While Hepburn may have the most wins, Meryl Streep leads the field with the most nominations: 15 just for this category, and 19 total Oscar nominations. »

- Matt Hejl

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Berlin Festival Director Touts the ‘Great Win’ of Getting Meryl Streep

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

The causes of migration and the global refugee crisis will be among the major themes at this year’s Berlinale, according to festival director Dieter Kosslick. And with the fest celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Teddy Award for movies with Lgbt themes, the impact of queer cinema also will be in the spotlight. Plus, there’s Meryl Streep.

The refugee crisis is a major theme at this year’s Berlinale. Why?

We were founded in a time in which the biggest movement of refugees was taking place — in 1951. It’s always been part of the program. We will also have films that try to show and better understand the reasons behind migration, war and refugees, not just the consequences.

Meryl Streep is jury president this year — the first time she’s served on a film festival jury.

It’s a great win for us to have Meryl Streep, not »

- Ed Meza

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North American Briefs: BAFTA La sets 2016 Britannia Awards

3 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: The Orchard acquires Sundance doc Life, Animated; AMC-backed Shudder launches week-long workshop; and more…

BAFTA La has set this year’s Academy Britannia Awards for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2015 event, Orlando Bloom the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to A&E IndieFilms’ Sundance documentary Life, Animated. Roger Ross Williams earned the documentary directing award for his story of how an autistic person used Disney animation to deal with life’s challenges.Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition will stage a press conference in Pasadena on February 4 to discuss its new initiative to meet with the Us majors and promote more ethnic diversity in Hollywood, particularly on the small screen. Coalition members include Alex Nogales of the National »

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Us Briefs: BAFTA La sets 2016 Britannia Awards

3 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: The Orchard acquires Sundance doc Life, Animated; AMC-backed Shudder launches week-long workshop; and more…

BAFTA La has set this year’s Academy Britannia Awards for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2015 event, Orlando Bloom the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to A&E IndieFilms’ Sundance documentary Life, Animated. Roger Ross Williams earned the documentary directing award for his story of how an autistic person used Disney animation to deal with life’s challenges.Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition will stage a press conference in Pasadena on February 4 to discuss its new initiative to meet with the Us majors and promote more ethnic diversity in Hollywood, particularly on the small screen. Coalition members include Alex Nogales of the National »

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10 people who have more Oscar nominations than Meryl Streep

3 February 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Meryl Streep, indisputably one of the greatest living actresses (if not the greatest) has earned an astounding 19 Oscar nominations in just twice as many years. That’s more nominations than any other actor ever. Yes, Streep has surpassed Katharine Hepburn’s 12 noms (though Hepburn currently has the most wins ever for an actor, with four statuettes). But there is a short list of filmmakers who have Streep beat with nominations in other categories. With the 88th Academy Awards just around the corner (the ceremony is on Sunday, February 28), read on to brush up on your Oscars trivia on 10 people who have more Academy Awards nominations than Meryl Streep — including one man who earned his 50th nom this year, one who is the patriarch of a family of Oscar winners, and one who learned about his big Best Picture win when he read his newspaper during breakfast the morning after »

- Emily Rome

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BAFTA La’s Britannia Awards Set Date for Fall Event

3 February 2016 9:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 2016 edition of the Britannia Awards will take place on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA La) are amongst the earliest groups to plant their flag on the 2016-17 awards season calendar, making this announcement on Wednesday morning nearly nine months before the event. “We celebrate excellence with laughter, tears and more than a few surprises, in a way only the Brits can,” Kieran Breen, BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman said in a statement. Also Read: Here's Every Change Hollywood Hasn't Made Since #OscarsSoWhite   Honorees Sam Mendes, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep and. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Britannia Awards 2016 Date Announced

3 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2016 Britannia Awards will be held Oct. 28 at the Beverly Hilton, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced Wednesday.

“We celebrate excellence with laughter, tears and more than a few surprises, in a way only the Brits can. We can’t wait to reveal what is in store for this year,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen.

The cross-cultural awards event honors individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the entertainment arts in the U.S., U.K. and beyond. Proceeds from the ceremony support BAFTA/La’s various education and community outreach initiatives.

Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Orlando Bloom and Amy Schumer were among the honorees at 2015’s Britannia Awards ceremony, which was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.

2016’s ceremony will mark the kickoff of BAFTA’s awards season, which will include the BAFTA/La Tea Party in January and will culminate with »

- Alyssa Sage

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New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: Best Picture Nominee 'Spotlight' Available to Own Now

2 February 2016 7:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Last Witch Hunter (fantasy action-adventure; Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine; rated PG-13) Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg-directed drama-thriller; Mark Rylance, Tom Hanks, Domenick Lombardozzi; rated PG-13) Suffragette (drama; Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep; rated PG-13) Our Brand Is Crisis (drama-comedy; Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton; rated R) Truth (drama; Cate...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Sweet 16 Links: Colette, Noni, Gaga, and a Lynch Reunion

2 February 2016 10:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Variety Keira Knightley in talks to star in the biopic about the French writer Colette. Crossing my fingers about this one. Colette is fascinating (she wrote Cheri!)

Comics Alliance on Marvel, politics, and why corporations are not your friend

Towleroad TitanMen has offered disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock (the one with abs and a Downton Abbey fetish) $1 million to star in a porn film. Lol

Variety Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher, and more join Meryl Streep's competition jury at Berlinale

Kenneth in the (212) Shirtless Russell Tovey reportedly causes a Broadway audience member to faint. Ha!

Pajiba checks in w/ the Trainspotting cast, 20 years on 

i09 Naomi Watts reunites with Lynch for Twin Peaks S3

i09 Noomi Rapace not returning for the Prometheus sequel

IndieWire thinks "The Chickening," a short film remix of The Shining is insane and genius. Definitely the first part. As for the second... 

Towleroad a first for Espn, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Berlinale Completes Meryl Streep's Jury, Pays Tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman

2 February 2016 8:49 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Actor and filmmaker Tim Robbins ("Dead Man Walking," "Mystic River"), producer and distributor Ben Barenholtz ("Eraserhead," "Blood Simple," "Requiem for a Dream"), and German exhibitor Marlies Kirchner will each receive the 2016 Berlinale Camera, awarded since 1986 to film personalities or institutions to which the festival feels a particular debt of gratitude.  In addition, this year's Berlinale will pay tribute to late film icons David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Italian director Ettore Scola ("A Special Day") with three special screenings: for Bowie, "The Man Who Fell to Earth"; for Rickman, "Sense and Sensibility," which won the Golden Bear in 1996; and for Scola, "Le bal," winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director in 1984. Read More: "David Bowie Rocked the Moves, Too." The festival has also completed this year's jury, to be presided over by Meryl Streep. Joining her are »

- Matt Brennan

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