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111 things we learned about Sherlock from the series 3 DVDs

25 November 2014 3:44 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Discarded plots, quotes from canon, Martin Freeman's hatred of Watson's moustache... Here's a long list of Sherlock series 3 trivia...

Released this month, the collector’s edition Sherlock series 3 DVDs are crammed with nerd succour, from the episodes one and three commentaries by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Una Stubbs, to behind-the-scenes featurettes, falling-over and dancing outtakes, footage from episode read-throughs, a deleted scene in which Lars Mikkelsen licks Benedict Cumberbatch, technical special effects gubbins, clips from the only existing television interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and - we almost forgot - the series itself.

For Sherlock fans who haven’t yet had the pleasure, we’ve ploughed through all the bonus material on the discs, turning up the odd bit of trivia treasure as we did so. Find out below about Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's plans for Sherlock to teach Mary the violin, Benedict Cumberbatch »

- louisamellor

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Daily | Lola 5, Bordwell, Dylan

24 November 2014 11:38 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Editors Adrian Martin and Girish Shambu have begun rolling out the fifth issue of Lola, wherein you'll find essays on European directors in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s (Michael Curtiz, Anatole Litvak, Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, Curtis Bernhardt, William Dieterle, Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Robert Siodmak and Fred Zinnemann) and more. Also in today's roundup of news and views: Greil Marcus and Don DeLillo on Bob Dylan, an interview with Manoel de Oliveira, a 1963 essay by Gregory J. Markopoulos, an oral history of Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff, David Lynch's lessons on filmmaking and more. » - David Hudson »

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The Stack: Canfield Talks Space Station 76, Animated Rick And Morty, Vintage William Castle, And More

21 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Welcome back to The Stack. This is the final episode before I kick off our Holiday Gift Guide this Tuesday November 25. This is also the beginning of a new, shorter format. But The Stack is still packed with home entertainment goodness. A favorite release is Space Station 76 (2014), directed by Jack Plotnick, whom you might remember from Rubber (2010) and Wrong (2012). Olive Films releases Fedora (1978), which many consider to be Billy Wilder's late career followup to Sunset Boulevard (1950). I also take a look at one of their back catalog titles, the nearly forgotten William Castle science fiction spy thriller Project X (1968). Lastly and quite excitedly, I tease the gift guide coverage by revealing one of this year's great TV Blu-ray box...

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An Intimate Conversation With Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 2:52 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Two years ago, on the eve of his eagerly awaited Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, I sat down with Mike Nichols to look back on his remarkable career. During those two-plus hours together at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan, the legendary director, then 80, reminisced about a life of highs and lows that began as a bright-eyed young boy who fled Nazi Germany for America. "I remember everything about getting on the boat in Germany in 1939," Nichols said. "I was 7, my brother was 3, and my father was already in New York setting up his practice as a doctor. German Jews couldn't leave the country, »

- Chris Nashawaty

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Mike Nichols: Friends, Fans Hail Director’s Work, Wit and Generous Spirit

20 November 2014 8:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The range of Mike Nichols’ work during his long career was reflected in the outpouring from friends and fans on social media Thursday morning following the news of the director-producer’s death at the age of 83.

Everyone who knew Mike Nichols at all had this in common. (And this is hard truth.) We felt blessed for every moment we spent with him. God.

— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) November 20, 2014

So very sad to hear of Mike Nichols death. A great talent, a wonderful, bright, charming human being.

Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) November 20, 2014

We lost the legendary Mike Nichols today. A pioneer of stage and film. A true visionary and a friend.

Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols is a genius who uses his powers to make us laugh and cry and think and feel more alive. I don't want to apply the past tense.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 20, 2014

We lost a legend today. »

- Variety Staff

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Listen: On 'Sabrina' and the Evolution of Audrey Hepburn

18 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In 1954, Audrey Hepburn charmed moviegoers as a chauffeur's daughter in Billy Wilder's "Sabrina," an early example of the iconic screen star's bewitching blend of wit, style and charisma. The latest podcast in film critic Karina Longworth's You Must Remember This series, which regularly explores forgotten Hollywood backstories and mythology, examines Hepburn's emerging star persona during the days of "Sabrina"— along with some spicy behind-the-scenes goings-on involving costars William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. Below, listen to Longworth's 35-minute podcast, which is distributed by Infinite Guest from American Public Media. Follow the podcast on Twitter via @RememberThisPod. Past highlights include Longworth's takes on iconic screen pairings, from Bogie and Bacall to Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Her well-articulated and unusual insights into movie history make for a great long-form listen. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Doc NYC Review: Kooky But Uneven 'Love And Terror On The Howling Plains Of Nowhere'

17 November 2014 3:01 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There’s a clip from Billy Wilder’s great 1951 noir “Ace in the Hole” used about halfway through Dave Janetta’s new documentary “Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere” that sums up the appeal of these kinds of lurid true-crime stories pretty darn well. “Bad news is the best news,” says Kirk Douglas’ sneering, cynical newsman. “Because good news is no news.” It’s an appropriate quote in the case of Janetta’s film, which turns out to be about two stories. On the surface, it’s another sensational, can-you-believe-this-is-fucking-real mystery set in the type of small, woodsy town where a man’s worth is measured in his word and his handshake. With the shots of beautiful industrial rot, sleepy small-town inertia and lumber (lots of lumber) that open 'Love and Terror,' we already sense the uncanny influence of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s game-changing “Twin Peaks. »

- Nicholas Laskin

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The Producers Guild of America Announces Date For 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards

13 November 2014 5:28 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced Saturday, January 23, 2016 as the date for its 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards, which will be presented at the landmark Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. The 2016 date marks the second consecutive year the Guild will have hosted the awards at the historic location, as the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards are already set for early next year on January 24, 2015.

Last year 12 Years A Slave and Gravity took home top honors becoming the first ever tie in PGA history.

“Every year at the Producers Guild Awards, we strive to honor all of our industry’s hardworking producers and seat as many members and guests as possible. We are thrilled to establish a continuing relationship with the Century Plaza, which has the quality, services, facilities and most importantly — space — to accommodate our rapidly growing membership,” said Vance Van Petten, National Executive Director of the PGA. »

- Michelle McCue

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Actress Martha Stewart May Still Be Alive Despite Two-Year-Old Reports to the Contrary

10 November 2014 7:05 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Martha Stewart: Actress / Singer in Fox movies apparently not dead despite two-year-old reports to the contrary (Photo: Martha Stewart and Perry Como in 'Doll Face') According to various online reports, including Variety's, actress and singer Martha Stewart, a pretty blonde featured in supporting roles in a handful of 20th Century Fox movies of the '40s, died at age 89 of "natural causes" in Northeast Harbor, Maine, on February 25, 2012. Needless to say, that was not the same Martha Stewart hawking "delicious foods" and whatever else on American television. But quite possibly, the Martha Stewart who died in February 2012 — if any — was not the Martha Stewart of old Fox movies either. And that's why I'm republishing this (former) obit, originally posted more than two and a half years ago: March 11, 2012. Earlier today, a commenter wrote to Alt Film Guide, claiming that the Martha Stewart featured in Doll Face, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, »

- Andre Soares

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 – Friday Roundup

9 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The last time I attended Aesthetica, I was a volunteer and didn’t get to see all that many films. The only complete screening I managed to view was at the venue I was manning; unfortunately, that screening was full of pretentious and acutely inaccessible experimental films, so I didn’t have all that great a time with them. Thankfully I managed to catch a handful of others and enjoyed the atmosphere of having a pop-up film festival in (my then adopted city) York so much that it washed the wankery right out of my mouth. Wait, that doesn’t sound–

Anyway, I’m back – and purely as an audience member this time. My first day at Asff was a great taster of many different kinds of films, though of course with an event of this size (showing over 300 films over three and a half days) I was always going »

- Mark Allen

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Reporters and journalism are top box office topics in Nightcrawler, Gone Girl & more

3 November 2014 2:31 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Not since Paddy Chayefsky's Network have characters been chewed and spit out by TV news quite like they have been of late at the movies.

Nightcrawler and Gone Girl both present portraits of a preying, narrative-distorting media, whether staked out on the lawn or hunting down a homicide for the 11 o'clock news. While the films differ greatly and have other thoughts in their heads, both show the behind-the-scenes pursuit of that old mantra: "If it bleeds, it leads."

Gone Girl and Nightcrawler join a rich tradition of films that have found drama in the not-always-altruistic machinations of the news.

The tart, shadowy The Sweet Smell of Success relished the sordid power play between a big-time columnist and a desperate press agent. Michael Mann's "60 Minutes" whistle-blower tale The Insider captured the looming threat of corporate interference. And of course, nothing has skewered the brainless local news host like Will Ferrell andAdam McKay's Anchorman movies. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Oscar Watch: Can Chris Rock Break The Academy’s Comedy Curse?

2 November 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Yesterday’s fourth annual The Contenders event at the DGA  was a smash hit as 13 studios and distributors, along with their stars and filmmakers, got to show off their awards season slate to an audience heavy with Academy and key Guild voters. And those companies with big Oscar hopes showcased all the usual suspects this year from The Imitation Game to Birdman to Foxcatcher to The Theory Of Everything and on and on with the kinds of films that are usually awards fodder this time of year.

But perhaps the most surprising inclusion was the sudden presence of none other than Chris Rock in the race.  Although Chris wasn’t there in person for the large industry crowd (he was busy in NYC  boosting Saturday Night Live to its best ratings of the season), his movie Top Five was prominently included in Paramount’s reel right alongside their other upcoming »

- Pete Hammond

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Bette Midler's Rules for a Successful Hollywood Marriage

2 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Six weeks after they met, Bette Midler and Martin Von Haselberg tied the knot - at a 2 a.m., $45 ceremony in Las Vegas. But don't laugh: This Dec. 16 will mark the couple's 30th wedding anniversary - practically a record-breaker by Hollywood standards. "It's rare," Midler, 68, tells People. "I think the secret is giving each other a lot of lead and a lot of room and not being in each other's faces all the time," the singer, actress and comedian - whose first album in eight years, It's the Girls, debuts Nov. 4 - says in the "What I Know Now" section »

- K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777

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Critical Mass: 'Nightcrawler' is creepy, a Halloween delight

31 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

You could be kind and suggest that the term "nightcrawler" refers simply to a person who owns the midnight hours, sort of like a night-owl. But in Dan Gilroy's directorial debut, the title refers to the the cold-blooded vultures who chase the bloodiest crime scenes in order to capture the gore on video for television news. They truly are worms that wiggle to the surface at night, and the wormiest of all is Jake Gyllenhaal's Lou Bloom. Part Rupert Pupkin, part Weegee, Lou finds his true calling with a camera and police scanner, and he quickly becomes Rene Russo »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The 10 Best Journalism Movies

30 October 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The movie journalist is always caught up in scandal, gossip and invasions of privacy. Though plenty of movies have been made about authors, poets, and other writers, the physical act of writing and editing rarely makes it into Hollywood journalism. Thankfully, the more sensational aspects of media have made for scathing satire and commentary, loathsome anti-heroes, and pulpy, investigative reporting that the camera loves.

This week’s Nightcrawler features Jake Gyllenhaal as a crime journalist in L.A., but he’s more Travis Bickle than Anderson Cooper. Even other films released this year have fit the template of being more about something else than actually about journalism, from a theater critic in Birdman trying to destroy Riggan Thompson’s career to Jeremy Renner in Kill the Messenger about how noble voices get squashed.

The best movies about journalism are more than the newsroom politics, so in honor of Nightcrawler’s release, »

- Brian Welk

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Gale Anne Hurd To Receive 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award

29 October 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Filmmaker Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America made the announcement today.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Gale Anne Hurd is one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed producers of Academy Award-winning films and Emmy Award-winning programs that shatter box office and ratings records.

Hurd worked on Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond The Stars and went on »

- Michelle McCue

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Gale Anne Hurd in PGA lifetime honour

29 October 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. 

The award will be presented at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24 2015 in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honour in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild Of America.”

Previous winners of the Selznick award include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and last year’s recipients Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd’s credits include The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Armageddon, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Gale Anne Hurd Tapped for Producers Guild’s Selznick Award

29 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Producers Guild of America has selected Gale Anne Hurd to receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures.

The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on  Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Previous winners include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and the most recent recipients Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd produced and co-wrote “The Terminator” three decades »

- Dave McNary

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Nightcrawler | Review

27 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

While the City Sleeps: Gyllenhaal Gets His Money Shot in Gilroy’s Debut

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyably witty criticism of modern exploitative media tactics taken to a new extreme than Dan Gilroy’s viciously adept directorial debut, Nightcrawler. Humanity’s morbid curiosity with the grisly, disturbing, and depraved happenings in the world around us has long tainted the art of journalism and mass media, and has thus been depicted for ages already in the cinema. Gilroy’s film owes as much to Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole (1951) as it does Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976), upping the action ante with the growing Gilroy stamp (his brother directed Michael Clayton and the last Bourne film). And yet, it’s an excitingly well written dark hearted treatise with a vitriolic little statement all its own, a glorious new love letter to the seedy underside of Los Angeles, »

- Nicholas Bell

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This Week on Stage: 'Disgraced' is anything but, Keira Knightley preps her Broadway debut

25 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

We were all hoping that the London production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour would mark Keira Knightley's Broadway debut (she got great reviews in 2011 starring opposite Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss), but we'll take her however we can get her. Next fall, she will make her Broadway debut in Roundabout Theatre Company's adaptation of the tragic novel Thérèse Raquin, continuing with Knightley's affinity for period dramas. In other news, Big Brother standout Frankie J. Grande (the bro of another famous Grande, Ariana) will take on a supporting role in Rock of Ages for two months beginning Nov. »

- Jason Clark

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