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SAG Awards Kicking Season Into High Gear

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

The 26th edition of the SAG Awards kicks off Sunday afternoon amid sunny weather, a vast array of starry presenters and nominees and a battle between “Birdman” and “Boyhood.”

The red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium will launch around 3 p.m. following toasting ceremonies with Champagne Taittinger, the official champagne of the SAG Awards for the past 15 years.

The SAG Awards website will live stream the red carpet.

Happy show day!! Just hours until the 21st Annual #sagawards!

SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 25, 2015

The no-host ceremonies will launch at 5 p.m. Pt with a live broadcast on TBS and TNT with the usual “I’m an actor” intro, followed by the presentation of five film and eight TV awards.

Presenters include Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Kevin Costner, Ethan Hawke, SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard, Rashida Jones, Michael Keaton, Lorelei Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and Emma Stone. »

- Dave McNary

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Screen Actors Guild predictions

23 January 2015 12:46 PM, PST | | See recent news »

On Sunday night, the Screen Actors Guild will hand out their prizes, beginning the portion of phase two for the awards season where the guilds chime in. SAG is a particularly noteworthy one due to how they don’t just attempt to clear up the acting categories…they also can be a Best Picture harbinger as well. Their Best Ensemble category is basically their Best Picture, so sometimes they opt to try and crown a frontrunner there as opposed to solely focusing on the best cast of the year. This year, there’s the potential for SAG to really crown the person to beat in Best Actor, so between that and Picture, there’s plenty to look at here. For comparison’s sake, here’s what they did last year. There was heavy and almost total crossover between SAG and Oscar, as Matthew McConaughey won both Best Actor prizes for Dallas Buyers Club, »

- Joey Magidson

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SAG-o-Metrics: Predicting the Acting Oscars Based on SAG Nominations (Infographic)

23 January 2015 5:40 AM, PST | | See recent news »

One of the great things about awards season is that it provides a rich field for statistic analysis. Attentive viewers can use the Golden Globes (the first major awards show of the season) and SAG Awards (the second) as a sort of predictive measure for the major acting awards at the Oscars. We looked at the Oscar-nominated roles in the four major acting categories (sorry, Jen and Naomi), and cut out anyone who didn't win or get nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG. Then, we went back five years (because any more than that is insane - who are we, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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HitFix Interviews 'Madonna' About Her Oscar Picks

20 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When you want an opinion about great acting, you go to the master. But because Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, and hundreds of others were unavailable, we settled for Madonna. Watch as I take a break from The Snap to join forces with VH1 to interview "Madonna," played here by fantastic impersonator Nadya Ginsburg and dubbed by The Legends Panel, on the newest episode of the network's webseries Madonna Dearest. Turns out Madonna has really harsh opinions about "Interstellar," "Boyhood," and "Into the Woods." Some gross ones too! Part II will be coming up in the next few weeks. For now, enjoy this quick morsel of Ciccone wisdom.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Trailer for The Turning Anthology Film, with Cate Blanche and Rose Byrne

20 January 2015 1:54 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a UK trailer for "The Turning," which is based on Australia's best-selling book of short stories by Tim Winton. It stars Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Mirando Otto and Richard Roxburgh. Check out the trailer below. Plot: Ten stories explore the impact of past on present, and how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession. "The Turning" has more than a dozen directors, including Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham (300: Rise of an Empire) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin's Creed). It's been playing at multiple festivals for over a year, but a Us release date has yet to be set. Trailer: »

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‘The Turning’ Trailer: Australian Anthology Features Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne

19 January 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s a film with Cate BlanchettRose ByrneHugo WeavingMiranda Otto, and Richard Roxburgh that Us audiences haven’t had a chance to see yet. The Turning is an Australian anthology film that adapts a set of short stories by Tim Winton, with more than a dozen directors, including Mia Wasikowska and Anthony Lucas (The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello), David Wenham (300: Rise of […]

The post ‘The Turning’ Trailer: Australian Anthology Features Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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If We Show Enough Love to the UK Trailer for The Turning, Will It Come Out Soon in America?

19 January 2015 8:22 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It shouldn’t be difficult to see a movie that’s been made, is available, has received almost unanimous praise and involves popular movie stars, including Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne onscreen and Mia Wasikowska behind the camera.  The Turning probably just feels like it’s taking forever to come out, but even though the first trailer debuted in 2013, it’s merely been taking the long road through the international film festival scene. It hasn’t been sitting on a shelf or anything like that. Now this beautiful-looking Australian production is about to open in the UK and Ireland next month, and a slightly new trailer is online, mostly different in its positive pull quotes — because there’s enough favor for substitutions. What about a Us release? Main Street Films are set to distribute the anthology film sometime this year, though it’s surely a difficult venture since the thing is three hours long in its original »

- Christopher Campbell

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Isabelle Huppert Talks About Her Recent U.S. Productions

19 January 2015 7:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marrakech’s jury prexy, Isabelle Huppert, has just completed a four-month stint in the United States, where she co-starred with Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theater Company production of Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” at the Lincoln Center Festival, followed by her film roles in Joachim Trier’s “Louder than Bombs,” alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne, and in Guillaume Nicloux’s “The Valley of Love,” with Gerard Depardieu.

In an interview at the Marrakech film festival she explained that her recent intensive U.S. experience is a pure coincidence of back-to-back projects.

She then talked about her upcoming projects with directors such as Paul Verhoeven, as well as other helmers with whom she would like to work, including Christopher Nolan and David Cronenberg.

Huppert explained that she’s very happy with the roles that she has been offered recently and is not overly concerned about being typecast, for example »

- Martin Dale

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Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne in The Turning UK trailer

19 January 2015 5:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Turning has released a UK trailer.

Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne and Lord of the Rings' Miranda Otto feature in the Australian film.

The movie is based on a collection of ten short stories written by Tim Winton, brought to the screen by a group of directors including Maps to the Stars actress Mia Wasikowska.

The stories centre around the themes of how the past impacts the present and the huge effect that seemingly random incidents can have on our lives.

The film was released last year in Australia.

The Turning will be released in the UK on February 6. A Us release date is yet to be announced. »

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies crosses $800 million, the second film of 2014 to do so

19 January 2015 4:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy – and his Middle-earth series – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has become just the second film of 2014 to cross $800 million at the global box office, with the fantasy epic pushing its global haul to $803.1 million this past weekend.

The Battle of the Five Armies remains the lowest-grossing instalment of the Middle-earth franchise behind The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($869.3 million), and is the second-biggest movie of last year after Transformers: Age of Extinction, which sits on $1.087 billion.

See Also: Read our reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies here and here

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies features a cast that includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, »

- Gary Collinson

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The 10 Most Badass Oscar Speeches Ever

16 January 2015 5:27 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I am ready for Oscar speeches. I am ready for badass Oscar speeches. And here are 10 that remind you what it looks like when a bad-ass wields a gold statue and tells it like it is.  1. Lee Grant remembers what Hollywood did to her. And now they will never forget. Lee Grant, who won a Best Supporting Actress for "Shampoo," was blacklisted in the '50s and had to put her entire career on hold. She eventually rebounded with an Emmy for "Peyton Place" and a couple of Oscar nominations. When the time came to approach the dais, she had reckoning on her mind. Addressing her Oscar, she said, "We had a fight 20 years ago. I think he's changed. I know I haven't." Bam. 2. George Burns was the hottest young star of '75. George Burns picked up an Oscar for "The Sunshine Boys" at the age of 80. And yet, he »

- Louis Virtel

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Watch: New U.K. Trailer For Omnibus 'The Turning' Starring Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne & More

16 January 2015 12:56 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Given the big names involved—Cate Blanchett, Hugo WeavingRose Byrne, and Miranda Otto, in segments directed filmmakers including Mia WasikowskaJustin KurzelDavid Wenham, and more—it's a bit surprising the Aussie omnibus "The Turning" is taking its time appearing on U.S. shores. Main Street Films has the U.S. rights, but not much has been heard about a release date. But the moody film is headed to the U.K., and a new trailer just dropped.  Based on the ten short stories by Tim Winton, this multi-threaded film starts with the relationship between a young woman living in a trailer park with her abusive husband, and spreads out from there. Here's the official synopsis:  Ten stories interweave in their respective narratives, creating an intriguing and twisting central plot-line that often centres around the enigmatic members of the Lang family, each consumed by their shared pasts. The Turning »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sundance Parties 2015: The 10 Hottest Invites (Video)

16 January 2015 7:02 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Party Report’s early picks of the prestigious, unique and special gatherings at the festival. Look for these intimate invites in your inbox

Despite causing agita throughout the industry for threatening not to circulate his annual “Sundance Party List” for talent, publicists and media — Chris Ryan’s encyclopedic tome is forthcoming and will be likely forwarded several times by the time you’re reading this post.

This is not that list.

Instead of a comprehensive treatise, I’ve picked the intimate, special and the unique gatherings of the creative community and people who make Sundance scene special and so broadly popular, »

- Mikey Glazer

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Tim's Toons: The newly wide-open animation race

15 January 2015 6:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. As you’ve probably heard, unless this is literally the first thing you’ve read on the internet all day, the Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars got thrown for a loop when the prohibitive frontrunner, The Lego Movie, was unexpectedly denied a nomination. In the blink of an eye, one of the most boring races suddenly turned into the most unpredictable of all 24.

So why don’t we start hacking away at the five titles, and see what we can make of them, now that we’ve suddenly got some excitement on our hands?

Big Hero 6

Directors: Don Hall (1st nomination), Chris Williams (2nd nomination)

Studio: Walt Disney Animation (8th nomination)

Nathaniel kind of liked it, I kind of liked it a bit less. Which mostly describes the reception that the film has received from everybody: nobody much dislikes the genial adventure-comedy about a boy and his charmingly soft robot, »

- Tim Brayton

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10 Celebrity #EggplantFriday Photos That Missed The Mark

15 January 2015 3:13 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

#EggplantFriday is creating quite the bulge on social media -- and even though Instagram banned the low-hanging hashtag ... we got our hands around the trend and whipped up 10 celeb attempts that, sadly, fell limp. 10. Nicki Minaj 9. Taylor Swift 8. Amy Adams & Christoph Waltz /div> 7. Selena Gomez & Cara Delevinge 6. Kate Hudson 5. Kirstie Alley 4. Cristiano Ronaldo 3. Dave Grohl 2. Cate Blanchett 1. Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Ves Nominees. Fun and Weird They Are.

14 January 2015 12:41 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

I'm typing up my final predictions article so while I'm doing that why not peruse my final predictions in the Screenplay categories (my big risk is Ida there) and something completely different: the Visual Effects Society nominations.

They  looked at CG heavy 2014 on the big screen and small and declared that these were the things they most liked looking at! I do suggest hitting the jump to see the whole list because they have a lot of interesting and highly specific categories like "Outstanding effects simulations in a photoreal/live action feature motion picture" which pits that funny scene from X-Men Days of Future Past when Quicksilver runs around the kitchen in slo-mo with that looped destructive beach sequence in Edge of Tomorrow that goes on forever until Tom Cruise gets the hang of it. 

The "supporting visual effects" is always an interesting category. I'm hoping Birdman wins but I »


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Julianne Moore on Her Golden Globe Win: 'I Can't Say I Was Unfazed'

14 January 2015 11:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Julianne Moore says she felt pretty relaxed at the Golden Globes before she picked up the award for best actress in a motion picture, drama for her role in Still Alice. But even this veteran actress has her limits. "It had been a long, long night. It was so hot in there and I was feeling pretty calm for most of the night," Moore told People at the New York City screening of the film at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Tuesday night. "My husband was there and we had a good night." "Then, after a while, you're like, 'Wow, »

- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow

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Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »

- Brad Brevet

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Critics' Choice Awards predictions: Winners (and spoilers) in 18 categories'

14 January 2015 6:39 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Critics' Choice Awards -- as decided upon by the the 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. -- have predicted 12 of the past 19 Best Picture Oscar winners as well as 13 Best Actors, 10 Best Actresses, 10 Supporting Actors, and 12 Supporting Actresses. Last year, these kudos presaged the Best Picture win for "12 Years a Slave" and went four for four in the acting categories: Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club") and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"). Below, our predictions for Thursday's winners based upon a combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users predicting last year's winners and All Users. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics. Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. (See the »

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Jafar Panahi, Werner Herzog, Bill Condon Films to Play at Berlin Film Festival

14 January 2015 2:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Dieter Kosslick, the chief of the Berlin Film Festival, has added to his Competition Section lineup, which will include films by Jafar Panahi, Werner Herzog and Bill Condon.

Among the additions are Panahi’s “Taxi,” Condon’s “Mr. Holmes,” starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney, and Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis and Robert Pattinson.

Panahi’s credits include 1995’s “The White Balloon,” which won the Golden Camera for best debut at Cannes, 2000’s “The Circle,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice, and 2006’s “Offside,” which won the Silver Bear at Berlin.

Panahi was arrested in his native Iran in 2009, and subsequently banned from making films for 20 years. Despite this, he has produced two films since, “This Is Not a Film” and “Closed Curtain,” which played at Berlin in 2013, and won the Silver Bear for screenplay.

As a writer, Condon won »

- Leo Barraclough

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