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From Oscar to Paycheck: 10 winners who smartly cashed in on the win

20 November 2014 11:11 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's a common misconception that winning an Academy Award can significantly alter an actor's earnings or even turn them into movie star with serious box office clout. Speak to movie fans or even people who work in the industry and you'll find them making one false assumption after another.   Here's one commonly heard example: Halle Berry received a per-picture salary boost after her Oscar-winning turn in "Monster's Ball." Sure, but she'd booked her role in the blockbuster "Die Another Day" long before she took home the big prize and was already under contract for the two remaining  "X-Men" movies at the time. Those two franchises had just as much to do with her landing a "Catwoman" paycheck as her Best Actress Academy Award. Moreover, winners such as Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Morgan Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, »

- Gregory Ellwood, Kristopher Tapley

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Chloe Grace Moretz set for X-Men role

19 November 2014 5:28 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Chloe Grace Moretz is up for a role in 'X-Men Apocalypse'. The 17-year-old actress is reportedly having initial discussions with director Bryan Singer to portray one of the superheroes when they were younger. The movie sequel - which follows 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - is set in 1983 and will show the origin of the mutant race. According to The Wrap, Chloe as well as Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are wanted for roles in the film by Singer and 20th Century Fox. There are no details of which characters they may play, but actors will need to be cast as Jean Grey and Cyclops now they have been restored to the timeline by the actions of Wolverine and the other X-Men in the last film. Storm - played by Halle Berry in previous films - will also feature. The film will focus on »

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' reportedly eyeing Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld

18 November 2014 4:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Who will fill the superheroic boots of Famke Janssen and James Marsden? Rising stars Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are all allegedly being eyed to play a teenage version of Jean Grey in Bryan Singer's 2016 "X-Men: Apocalypse," according to The Wrap. Janssen played the telepathic Grey in the first three "X-Men" films, and made cameo appearances in several others, including this year's hit "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Moretz has had significant superhero experience before, playing the pint-ized vigilante Hit-Girl in the two "Kick-Ass" films. Steinfeld, who was nominated for an Oscar for the Coen Brothers' "True Grit," did the action thing quite well in last year's "Ender's Game." Lastly, Fanning's closest brush with superhero shenanigans is most likely the recent fantasy hit "Maleficent." Additionally, up-and-comers Ben Hardy ("EastEnders"), Charlie Rowe ("Red Band Society") and Timothee Chalamet ("Interstellar") are reportedly being looked at to play the mutant »

- Dave Lewis

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J.K. Simmons, Oscar Contender for 'Whiplash,' Will Receive Palm Springs Prize

18 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Each year the festival selects an actor and actress to receive this award. The Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and the Festival runs Jan 2-12, 2015.  Currently a Best Supporting Actor Oscar frontrunner, J.K. Simmons plays unconventional jazz instructor Terence Fletcher who uses punishing methods to push gifted jazz prodigy Andrew (Miles Teller) to the brink. Simmons earned high marks in 2007 for his supporting role in Jason Reitman's "Juno" and if nominated for an Academy Award, this would be his first. Earlier: The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Julianne Moore with the Desert Palm Achievement Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past actress recipients include Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry and Marion Cotillard. Focus World's abrupt 2015 placement of »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Brad Anderson Takes Shadow Run For Sony

18 November 2014 8:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Machinist helmer Brad Anderson has signed on to direct Shadow Run, a mysterious actioner that is being broadly described as “Safe House on a plane.”

The project emerged first as a spec script by Joe Gazzam, which became the object of a financial tug of war between studios last February. Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti have been tasked with handling the film for Sony, and they’ll work alongside producers Neal H. Moritz and Hernany Perla.

Plot details are scarce at the moment, but Anderson’s involvement indicates that the script impressed the well-respected director. His past projects include Halle Berry thriller The Call, star-studded period mystery-thriller Stonehearst Asylum and episodes of acclaimed series like The KillingBoardwalk EmpireFringeThe Wire and Treme.

No casting has yet been announced, though Sony will likely be searching for a bankable, already established action star who can carry the pic. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Directors: Brad Anderson, Patty Jenkins & Jon M. Chu Gear Up New Projects

18 November 2014 8:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Machinist” director Brad Anderson has signed up to helm Sony’s “Bourne-esque spy tale” (aren’t they all?) “Shadow Run,” according to Deadline. The script, written by “Cliffhanger” writer Joe Gazzam, was the subject a frenzied bidding war earlier this year and is being kept under tight wraps with no plot details revealed yet. Truth be told, an action thriller isn’t too much of a stretch for Anderson’s sensibilities, since his filmography has trended towards genre fare with films like “Session 9” and “Vanishing on 7th Street.” If anything, at least “Shadow Run” has a bigger potential to actually reach audiences, as opposed to his latest output, “Stonehearst Asylum,” which saw release last month unbeknownst to anyone. Here’s hoping the next one washes away the stink of Anderson’s Halle Berry-starring “The Call.” Jon M. Chu, who has made dance ("Step Up 2: The Streets »

- Cain Rodriguez

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‘Machinist’ Helmer Tapped to Direct Action Pic ‘Shadow Run’ for Sony

17 November 2014 4:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures has set “Machinist” helmer Brad Anderson to direct the action pic “Shadow Run.”

Neal H. Moritz and Hernany Perla are producing.

The plot details are being kept under wraps, but insiders have described the film as “Safe House” on a plane.

Sony bought the spec, that Joe Gazzam penned, last February after several studios entered the mix for it. Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti are overseeing for the studio.

Anderson last directed “The Call” starring Halle Berry. Other past credits include “Eliza Graves” starring Kate Beckinsale and “Transsiberian” starring Woody Harrelson.

He has also directed a handful of TV episodes for shows like “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Killing.”

He is repped by Wme and Lbi Entertainment.


- Justin Kroll

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TV Scorecard: Get the Latest Renewal and Cancellation News

17 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Fall TV is in full swing, and now that most of the new series have premiered, the pickup, renewal, and cancellation news has begun. There have been a few exciting pickups for freshman and veteran series, and so far, a few cancellations. See how your favorite shows have fared so far - and what's still up in the air - and keep checking back for more news as we update. What's Been Picked Up NBC The Mysteries of Laura: The Debra Messing-led series has gotten a full season. The CW The Flash: The superhero series is getting a full first season. Jane the Virgin: The freshman series is also getting a full season. Fox Gotham: The freshman series was picked up for a full season. ABC How to Get Away With Murder: The drama was picked up for a full first season. Black-ish: The Anthony Anderson »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Alyssa Milano Questions Why Her Photo Is More Offensive Than Kim Kardashian's

16 November 2014 11:43 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Is Alyssa Milano breastfeeding more or less offensive than Kim Kardashian posing nude?

That's the question the 41-year-old actress is raising. On Nov. 12 after Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine nude photos attempted to "break the internet," Milano tweeted it and compared it to her own controversy. 

The Mistresses star posted a breastfeeding selfie and got some heat over it for showing part of her boob and quoting writer Milan Kundera, "Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fishlike motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams."

Wait! I don't get it. No disrespect to Kim but... people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?

Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 12, 2014

Photos: Olivia Wilde and More Breastfeeding Moms

Even though she did not understand why her photo was more offensive, she did give »

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Amazing VFX Breakdown For X-men: Days Of Future Past

15 November 2014 6:45 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Take a look at our VFX breakdown for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Mpc were lead VFX studio on X-Men: Days of Future Past, working closely with Production VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers, delivering 372 shots. Mpc’s main areas of work were the future sequences in the movie, including creating the future Sentinels, from Concept Art through to final compositing, the X-Jet, Xavier’s virtual world, future environments and creating mutant effects.   The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future. X-Men: Days Of Future Past features: Director: Bryan Singer Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine Patrick Stewart/James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X »

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Julianne Moore to Receive Desert Palm Achievement Award

13 November 2014 11:54 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Julianne Moore is already gaining steam in this year's Oscar race despite the fact that her film Still Alice hasn't even come out yet.

The Golden Globe winner, 53, will be honored at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala with the prestigious Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress.

Video: Mary Hart Serenades Bradley Cooper at Psiff

"Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as Boogie Nights and Far from Heaven to this year's Cannes win for Best Actress in the riveting Maps to the Stars," said festival chairman Harold Matzner. "In her latest film Still Alice, she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate audiences and bring attention to this devastating disease. It is our honor to present the 2015 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress »

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Closing-night Films at AFI Fest Often Score Oscar Noms

13 November 2014 10:07 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Since opening Nov. 6 with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, AFI Fest has hosted the world premieres of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler and Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, but it’s also hosted a variety of festival favorites, including Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, which closes the festival tonight. Miller, a two-time Oscar nominee, received the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival following the film’s premiere. This biographical film is based on the true story of brothers and wrestling gold medalists Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with John du Pont (Steve Carell), which ultimately results in Dave’s murder. The film opens in theaters tomorrow. Twelve of the past 14 films to close AFI Fest have received Oscar nominations, two for best picture. Closing-night films at AFI Fest »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Julianne Moore Becomes Oscar Frontrunner!

13 November 2014 9:22 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The whole year, I have been looking for The Oscar season frontrunner for Best Actress. I was hoping Shailene Woodley from "The Fault in Our Stars" would squeak in, but now, the lovely, talented, and ultra-sweet Julianne Moore is the one to beat!

Her double whammy performances for "Map to the Stars" and "Still Alice" solidify that notion. And just this morning, the Palm Springs International Film Festival just called her The best actress of the year! Moore will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, at the festival's Awards Gala.

I can't wait! I will be on the red carpet to chat it up with the fantastic Miss Moore! She will be joining the equally talented Eddie Redmayne from "The Theory of Everything" at the gala where the actor is set to receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor.

Here's the full press release from the Psiff:

Palm Springs, »

- Manny

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Julianne Moore earns Palm Springs Film Festival’s Best Actress award

13 November 2014 7:32 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you’re still questioning whether Julianne Moore will be among the top contenders for this year’s Best Actress prize, allow the Palm Springs International Film Festival to bolster the argument. Announced in a press release, the fest will honor the "Still Alice" actress with its Desert Palm Achievement Award, an annual litmus test for the year’s Oscary-worthy performances. “Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as 'Boogie Nights' and 'Far from Heaven' to this year’s Cannes win for Best Actress in the riveting 'Maps to the Stars,'” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “In her latest film 'Still Alice,' she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate »

- Matt Patches

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Julianne Moore Named Best Actress At Palm Springs International Film Festival

13 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Julianne Moore might be the hottest actress in the Oscar race this year, and most voters haven’t even seen her film yet. This four-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner for Game Change is considered overdue for a win. Still Alice, in which she plays a victim of early-onset Alzheimer’s, offers her a great opportunity to finally take home that statuette, and today the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced that she will receive the Actress prize at this year’s gala on January 3. Eddie Redmayne was previously announced for the fest’s Actor prize, and both are considered front-runners in the Oscar race, so Psiff is just jumping on the bandwagon.

Every precursor award a contender can get just makes them seem more inevitable for the final win. Moore certainly is deserving, and it is looking like her year. In May, she won the Best Actress prize at »

- Pete Hammond

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Julianne Moore in Psiff honour

13 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star of Still Alice will attend the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) to collect the Desert Palm Achievement Award on January 3.

Moore is once again likely to be in prolonged awards season contention for her acclaimed portrayal of a woman with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s.

“Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as Boogie Nights and Far From Heaven to this year’s Cannes win for best actress in the riveting Maps To The Stars,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

“In her latest film Still Alice, she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate audiences and bring attention to this devastating disease.”

Past actress recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress include Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, [link »

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Overrated Actors Who Keep Getting Work and No One Understands Why

13 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

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Hollywood is full of mysteries. Does Tom Cruise really wear platforms during kissing scenes? Why do British people do the best Southern accents? Is Halle Berry aging backwards? All valid questions, but one of the biggest is: Why do some movie stars keep getting work, despite evidence that they should probably take a seat (or rethink their career choices)? Most of these actors fall into two categories: either their talents are being misused (Cameron Diaz), or they’re completely overrated (like Kristen Stewart. Sorry). In both cases, their handicaps haven’t stopped them from being some of the most prolific celebs in the biz. From Adam Sandler to Katherine Heigl, check out some of the most constantly-working-for-no-reason actors in Hollywood.

Watch as Diaz shows off her knowledge on the subject matter (sex) of her most recent film (Sex Tape), below.

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- Tia Williams

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James Wolk Tapped to Star in CBS’ Summer Drama ‘Zoo’

11 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has set James Wolk as the star of its summer drama series “Zoo,” based on the James Patterson bestseller.

Wolk will play a renegade zoologist who is tasked with trying to figure out why animals are suddenly attacking humans.

Zoo” marks a return to the Eye for Wolk, who co-starred in the Robin Williams sitcom “The Crazy Ones” during the 2013-14 season. Wolk has become a highly sought-after leading man after much praised turns in AMC’s “Mad Men” and Fox’s “Lone Star.”

The launch of CBS TV Studios’ “Zoo” is a big priority for the Eye next year as it looks to continue its momentum with original summer series. The series has a heavy-hitter list of TV drama vets as writers/exec producers — Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg — along with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Blu-ray Review – X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

10 November 2014 5:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Evan Peters, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Jonigkeit, Josh Helman and Peter Dinklage.


The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

“Please. We need you to hope again…”

Quite an apt statement lifted from Bryan Singer’s return to the comic-book realm that feels much more personal than just that of a desperate future Professor X (the ever miraculous Patrick Stewart) as he begs, pleads his past self (James McAvoy) through a inter-dimensional/time-loop to get back on a horse called Cerebro. Indeed, it feels like it’s Singer doing the pleading, »

- Scott J. Davis

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In Defence Of... Brett Ratner's much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand

10 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When news broke that Bryan Singer would be returning to the fold for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, much to the delight of mutant fan-peoples, the director sweetened the deal even further with a promise. "There will be some fixing," he said, hinting that his third X-flick (after X-Men and X2) would address perceived problems with X-Men: The Last Stand, aka the threequel Singer dumped in favour of Superman Returns.

Here's the thing: X-Men: The Last Stand didn't need fixing. In a world where movie threequels often topple promising trilogies, it stands out as a fun, action-packed, stakes-raising gambit that features some of the trilogy's boldest set pieces and more than a few gob-smacking twists. Picking up months after X2's downbeat, watery climax, we find the X-Men mourning the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) even as Worthington Labs announce they've found a mutant cure. Needless to say this divides the mutants, »

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