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Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »
- Steve Montgomery
From Tommy Lee Jones directing himself and The Swank we turn to another far more accomplished actor-turned-director. Clint Eastwood has won four Oscars in his career from two films (Unforgiven & Million Dollar Baby) but the 83 year old director has had a bit of a rougher run than usual in recent years, critically speaking. He's back with Jersey Boys based on the Broadway jukebox hit about the Four Seasons.
Let's divvy up our reactions to the trailer.
• There will be a lot of music
• Counterprogramming in the blockbuster realm of summer movies could help with critical reception so that's a smart move.
• Newish handsome actors in plum star-making position (if the movie is good and they ace it)
- NATHANIEL R
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart could end up in very close proximity next month. The exes are among the scores of stars slated to attend the famed Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 to 25 and revealed its lineup in a press conference Thursday. Pattinson, 27, has two films in contention: The Rover, a gritty drama set in a near-future Australia, and Maps to the Stars, a Hollywood-skewering drama costarring Julianne Moore and John Cusack. Stewart, 24, will be seen in the drama Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche. The royal biopic Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, is slated to »
- Peter Mikelbank and Michelle Tauber
The U.S. will be represented by two films in the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or competition: Actor Tommy Lee Jones—who co-wrote the screenplay and directs fest select “The Homesman”—will also be acting alongside Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”), Miranda Otto (“Rake”), and William Fichtner (“The Dark Knight”) in this year’s competition. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” featuring a starry cast that includes Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo, also made the Cannes competition cut. The full lineup was announced by Thierry Frémaux in Paris this morning; it’s his seventh year as the festival’s general delegate. Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars,” starring Robert Pattinson—also in another Cannes select with Guy Pearce titled “The Rover”—is also in competition, as is fellow Canadian Atom Egoyan’s thriller “The Captive,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Rosario Dawson. »
Meryl Streep has accepted an honorary degree from Indiana University.
The Oscar-winning actress offered some words of advice at a filmmaker lecture at Iu's Bloomington campus, reports The Herald-Times.
She told young women to worry less about their weight, which she believes people spend too much time obsessing over.
Streep advised the audience to celebrate "what makes you strange" and realise it is those things which get you noticed in the world.
Streep's husband, sculptor Don Gummer, is an Indianapolis native and studied at Iu's art school.
The actress has been filming Suffragette, in which she will appear as Emmeline Pankhurst in 2015. »
Croisette regulars veterans Jean Luc Godard, Ken Loach and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will compete alongside Competition first-timers Alice Rohrwacher, Xavier Dolan and Damian Szifron at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
Artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the Official Selection of the 67th edition on Thursday (17) at a packed press conference at the Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées in Paris.
“Anyone who makes a film of more than one hour in duration, has the right to submit a film to Cannes… this year we received some 1,800 films in total – all of which were screened,” said Fremaux.
He announced 49 titles in total from 28 countries and hinted a further two or three could be announced ahead of Cannes. [Click here for the full list.]
Fremaux, who tied up the line-up at 1am local time ahead of the announcement, said films were arriving later and later for consideration due to digitisation of filmmaking.
“It used to be that January was late,” he said. “Now »
The last four or five editions of the Cannes Film Festival have been heavy on global movie star power. Sure, it won't always compete with Hollywood fueled Toronto, but the programmers have made sure the paparazzi have had someone pretty to photograph on the festival's legendary red carpet. 2014 is no different. (You could also argue more well known actors have jumped into he prestige game in their off time over the past decade, but, frankly, it's somewhat cyclical.) With that in mind, here are 10 big names who we expect to follow their films to Cannes in just a few weeks. Robert Pattinson The former "Twilight" star has been to Cannes before. He starred in David Cronenberg's drama "Cosmopolis" which premiered on the Croisette in 2012. Now, he's back with another Cronenberg title, "Map to the Stars," and David Michôd's "The Rover" alongside Guy Pearce. Nicole Kidman We've known this one for awhile. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Ryan Gosling, Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg are among the directors whose films will screen at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, Cannes organizers announced on Thursday morning in Paris. The festival's most prestigious section, the main competition lineup, will feature 18 films, including Jones’ “The Homesman,” with Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank; Miller's “Foxcatcher,” with Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carrell; and Cronenberg's “Maps to the Stars,” with Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore; and “Farewell to Language” from legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard, who has promised the festival that he will attend. (The last time he had »
- Steve Pond
Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan will duke it out with Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michel Hazanavicius and the Dardenne brothers for the Palme d’Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup this morning in Paris by fest topper Thierry Fremaux.
The wide-ranging competition slate is typically heavy on French filmmakers, with Olivier Assayas’ international co-production “Clouds of Sils Maria” and Bertrand Bonello’s fashion-designer biopic “Saint Laurent” joining Hazanavicius’ “The Search” and Godard’s 3D experiment “Goodbye to Language.” Fremaux noted that Godard, famously a no-show at the 2010 Cannes premiere of his “Film socialisme,” had “promised he’ll be there — which doesn’t mean he will!”
One of the more intriguing developments of this year’s competition is the unusual dominance of Canadian auteurs. »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection announcement, a major competition prospect has emerged in Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier drama “The Homesman,” starring Jones and Hilary Swank as a claim jumper and a pioneer woman undertaking a perilous journey across the Midwest. Also featuring Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and Hailee Steinfeld, the film marks Jones’ first directorial outing since his 2005 Western, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which walked away from the Croisette with two major prizes. Like “Three Burials,” “The Homesman” was financed and produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, which is also handling international sales on the film.
Also set to make its world premiere in Cannes is 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which will receive an out-of-competition screening, in keeping with the festival’s tradition of bowing a U.S. studio blockbuster the first weekend. The sequel, »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
You never know who you'll cross paths with. An international trailer for The Homesman starring Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones made it's way to the Internet today and proves just that point. A pioneer woman (Swank) comes across a man who is ready to be hanged to death (Jones) but decides to help him out. However, her gracious act is not debt free. In exchange for saving his life, he agrees to transport three mentally unstable women from Nebraska to Iowa, dealing with thieves and dangerous Indians along the way. The movie also features Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and Hailee Steinfeld, along with Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons. No release date for the film has been announced, but you can watch »
Photo: David Bloomer © 2014 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.
The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
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- Michelle McCue
The first trailer for writer/director Tommy Lee Jones' sophomore theatrical feature "The Homesman," an all-American Western starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and Jones himself, has landed. Watch below. Adapted from the Glendon Swarthout's 1988 novel about a man-of-the-land and a pioneer woman who team up to escort three troubled women from Nebraska to Iowa, this is Jones' directorial followup to "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005) and it costars James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, Tim Blake Nelson, William Fichtner and Jesse Plemons. Written by Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, "The Homesman"'s stateside release date is forthcoming. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Overseeing acting, directing, writing and producing duties, Jones stars as George Briggs, a claim jumper spared from death by a pioneer woman (Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby) who makes a unique request in return; Briggs must usher three insane women on a journey from Nebraska to Iowa, braving the elements and avoiding thieves and dangerous figures along the way.
Based on Glendon Sarthout’s novel of the same name, the film is hotly tipped to be mentioned among the crop of films announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival 2014 line-up in the next few days.
The Homesman also stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), William Fichtner (The Lone Ranger), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) and James Spader, who is carrying the villain baton in next year’s super-sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron, check the »
- Jacob Stolworthy
Tommy Lee Jones directed, co-wrote, and produced the upcoming drama The Homesman. He also stars in it as a claim jumper who has to help a pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) escort three troubled women from Nebraska to Iowa to pay her back for saving his life. Talk about responsibility.
The movie also features Meryl Streep, William Fichtner, and Hailee Steinfeld; Jesse Plemons makes an appearance in the trailer as well. No release date for the film has been announced, but you can watch the first trailer below: »
- Ariana Bacle
Over the course of a career spanning over 40 years, Tommy Lee Jones has garnered critical and commercial acclaim for performances in films such as Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Fugitive, Black Moon Rising, and No Country For Old Men. Many fans of the actor were excited to learn that he was stepping behind the camera once again, following his directorial debut in 2005. Titled The Homesman, Jones takes on co-writing duties along with directing duties, penning the script with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver. Jones also stars in the film alongside Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, James Spader, and Meryl Streep. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in a solid-looking new western called The Homesman. I know westerns aren't very popular these days, but I've always been a big fan, so I'm going to push my western fandom on you.
The story follows him as a down-and-out man who is saved from dying and recruited to take three literally insane women on an odyssey from Nebraska to Iowa.
There's no distribution for the film yet, but I hope someone picks it up so I get to see it.
- Joey Paur
Today we have the first international trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" drama, co-starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, James Spader, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, and Hailee Steinfeld. Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on an untrustworthy man and a spinster school teacher, who team up to transport three women deemed crazy via ox-drawn wagon across the Western plains. The new film is written and directed by Jones, and is based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout. A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
For his second big screen directorial effort, Tommy Lee Jones is firmly in Western territory, producing, writing, directing and co-starring in The Homesman with Hilary Swank. The first trailer has now arrived.The drama finds Swank as Mary Bee Cuddy, a staunchly independent pioneer woman who has taken on the job of shepherding three mentally unstable women from Nebraska to Iowa. Between them and their destination lies miles of rough terrain, natural barriers and swarms of threats from unfriendly wagon trains to bandits and Native American tribes that prey on unwary travellers.To help in her mission, Cuddy enlists the help of George Briggs, a claim jumper she meets when he’s been sentenced to hang. Convincing him to journey with her, the pair sets out on their perilous task.Jones has secured the services of some great actors here besides Swank, with the likes of Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, »
Here's an evocative trailer for The Homesman, which stars Hilary Swank as a pioneer woman and Tommy Lee Jones as a claim jumper who helps her escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. Jones co-wrote, directed, and produced the possible 2014 Cannes entrant, which also features Meryl Streep, James Spader, John Lithgow and Hailee Steinfeld. Jesse Plemons, a.k.a. Breaking Bad's smooth-faced sociopath Todd (now with scraggly goatee!) makes an appearance too, in case anybody needs help hijacking a covered wagon. »
- Anna Silman
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