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Luke Evans on 'The Hobbit,' Deleted Scenes, and Dracula's Next Move (Exclusive)

10 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In movies as furiously energetic and visually embellished as Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," it's hard to single out a specific performance or actor, who could be deemed for future super-stardom. But that's exactly what has happened with Luke Evans, the charismatic British actor who essays the character of Bard the Bowman in Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, which finally wraps up with "Battle of the Five Armies," a film that kicks off with a thrilling sequence pitting Evans and his son against the horrible dragon Smaug (voiced deliciously by Benedict Cumberbatch).

Evans is a lovely guy, and we got a chance to sit down with him in London, during the final big press push for the final movie of the trilogy. We talk about what it was like finally seeing the sequence with Smaug, what he'd like to see in the extended edition of the movie, »

- Drew Taylor

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More Cast Added To Syfy’s Childhood’s End

17 December 2014 1:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While the task of turning Arthur C. Clarke’s beloved 1953 science fiction novel, Childhood’s End, into a six hour miniseries seems ambitious, the Syfy project is now gathering momentum as it prepares to go before the cameras. Adapted by Matthew Graham (Life On Mars), with the helm to be taken by Nick Hurran (Doctor Who), the television event has now added Daisy Betts (Shutter) and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) to a cast that already features Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under The Dome), Ashley Zukerman (Terra Nova), Osy Ikhile (The Anomaly) and Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black).

The unsettling tale chronicles events after a seemingly peaceful alien invasion of earth occurs, resulting in the population eventually residing in harmony under the mysterious, apparently benevolent Overlords. The alien liaison for earth, Karellen, communicates only with Ricky Stormgren – immediately making him the most influential human on the planet. »

- Sarah Myles

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Julian McMahon Joins Syfy Miniseries ‘Childhood’s End’

17 December 2014 9:26 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has brought aboard Julian McMahon for the upcoming six-hour “Childhood’s End” miniseries, which is slated to premiere in 2015.

The “Nip/Tuck” actor will star opposite Daisy Betts (“Shutter”), the cabler announced Wednesday.

“Childhood’s End,” adapted from Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 novel, follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, who begin decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

McMahon stars as Rupert Boyce, an American entrepreneur, and Betts will play Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential person in the world.

McMahon and Betts join previously announced cast members Vogel, Ashley Zukerman, Charles Dance, Osy Ikhile and Yael Stone.

“Childhood’s End” will be adapted by Matthew Graham (BBC’s “Life on Mars”). Akiva Goldsman (“I Am Legend,” “Paranormal Activity”), Mike De Luca (“Captain Philips,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) and Alissa Phillips (“Moneyball, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Watch: How Benedict Cumberbatch's Performance Drives 'The Imitation Game'

12 December 2014 12:04 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Of all the performances I've seen on the screen this year, there is little doubt in my mind that Benedict Cumberbatch's work as mathematician-turned-codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game is among the best. I'm certainly not the only one with this opinion, and it's clear The Weinstein Co. recognizes what it has in its hands with both Cumberbatch's performance and the film itself as today The Hollywood Reporter provides us an exclusive featurette in which the cast and crew of the film, including writer Graham Moore and co-star Keira Knightley, talk about the film and Cumberbatch's ability to bring the audience into Turing's story. "His life has suddenly become this sort of real life spy thriller that he's living through, and so we wanted the film to sort of experientially put the audience inside Turing's head," Moore says in the clip, and if there's any one aspect of the film I appreciate most, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Interview: Morten Tyldum, Graham Moore of ‘The Imitation Game’

11 December 2014 10:49 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Telling the story of Alan Turing – the British closeted gay man who broke a Nazi code in World War II, saving millions of lives – was put upon the talented shoulders of two disparate individuals. Screenwriter Graham Moore – from Chicago – and Norwegian director Morten Tyldum collaborated on “The Imitation Game.”

It was a bit of luck and happenstance that brought the two creators together (see below), but their passion for properly vetting the complex story and distilling it to the audience was a wise and loving process. Graham Moore was born in the South Side of Chicago, but knew of Turing from his other life in computers and science. Morten Tyldum is a notable filmmaker from Norway, who was looking for his first American project. They were supported by the amazing performance of Benedict Cumberbatch in his portrayal of Alan Turing, and a host of other fine British actors, including Keira Knightley. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

10 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »

- Michelle McCue

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Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize ‘Birdman’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Modern Family’

10 December 2014 1:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.

In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.

The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).

Rounding out the prize for Outstanding Cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, »

- Brian Welk

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Nominations for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed

10 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations here…

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman leads SAG nods

10 December 2014 9:14 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman garnered four Screen Actors Guild nominations on December 10 for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and ensemble, while Norton and Benedict Cumberbatch earned three apiece. Fox Searchlight led the studios on six nods.

There are career-first nods for Norton — who arrived in style with an individual nomination for Fox Searchlight/New Regency’s Birdman and ensemble recognition for Birdman and Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel — as well as for Jones, Keira Knightley and TV’s Uzo Aduba, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany.

Focus FeaturesThe Theory of Everything earned three for Redmayne, Jones and ensemble; IFC FilmsBoyhood garnered three for Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and ensemble; and The Weinstein Company/Black Bear’s The Imitation Game earned three for Cumberbatch, Knightley and ensemble.

Cumberbatch is also in contention for his individual work in Sherlock: His Last Vow, broadcast in the Us by PBS.

Spc’s Foxcatcher generated nods for Steve Carell and Marc »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SAG Nominations and Announcement of A New Feature

10 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a jack(ass) of all trades. I follow the film industry for Lr, and critique films. But I'm also an actor, I front a rock band, I'm a DJ, film editor, and director as well. Basically, when it comes to entertainment, there's nothing I don't do. For some time now, I've been mulling over bringing some of my other interests to Lr, and I'll be starting with the SAG Awards. How? Well, I've been a member of SAG for 6 years now and I also am part of the voting process. That means every year I am sent screeners of all the films being considered for awards.

Here's where a new running feature comes into play:

As I start receiving these screeners, I will write special reviews for each one and publish them here. Then, as we near the voting deadline, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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How to be SAG Snubbed Even When You're Nominated

10 December 2014 7:06 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As is our annual tradition we like to peruse the credits of the SAG Ensemble nods to see who got left out despite their film's nomination. The Film Experience started this kind of analysis ten years ago when The Aviator had some really dumb exclusions and inclusions but lots of other sites now cover the injustice. We never get credit for starting this line of Norma Rae righteous anger but, that said, at least a lot of people have it now.

Did SAG think her face looked like she'd licked a homelessman's ass?

If you aren't familiar SAG uses a system whereby only actors with solitary title cards are official nominees for the Cast category. This means if you are famous in a bit part and have a good agent you are more likely to be an official nominee than the unknown who delivered a better performance in possibly a »

- NATHANIEL R

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"Birdman" Leads SAG Awards Nominees! See Full Nominations List!

10 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virture of Ignorance" topped the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with 4 nods including Outstanding Actor for Michael Keaton, Supporting Actor for Edward Norton, Supporting Actress for Emma Stone, and Outstanding Performance By A Cast.

"Boyhood," "The Imitation Game," and "The Theory of Everything" each received three nominations.

Winners will be announced on January 25, 2015.

Here's the full list of SAG Awards nominations including TV categories:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont . .Foxcatcher. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing . .The Imitation Game. (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom . .Nightcrawler. (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan . .Birdman. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking . .The Theory Of Everything. (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett . .Cake. (Cinelou Films)

Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking . .The Theory Of »

- Manny

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SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ Lead Film Side, HBO & ‘Modern Family’ Rule TV – Full List

10 December 2014 6:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Here is the full list of nominations for the 21st annual SAG Awards, which were announced this morning at La’s Pacific Design Center.

Fox Searchlight topped the film studios with six nominations, led by Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman, which nabbed four total nominations: for Outstanding Cast, which is the closest thing the guild has to a Best Picture category; and for star Michael Keaton and supporting actors Edward Norton and Emma Stone. It was joined in the top cast category by IFC FilmsBoyhood, which also got nods for its co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette; Searchlight’s Wes Anderson pic The Grand Budapest Hotel; the Weinstein Co’s The Imitation Game; and Focus FeaturesThe Theory Of Everything. The latter two biopics landed lead noms for Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

On The TV side, HBO led all networks with 14 noms, thanks to multiple acting »

- Patrick Hipes

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‘Birdman’ Leads SAG Awards Nominations with Four

10 December 2014 6:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” led the way in SAG nominations with four, followed by “Boyhood,” “Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” with three each.

Birdman” snagged nominations for Michael Keaton for lead actor, Edward Norton for supporting actor, Emma Stone for supporting actress and for the ensemble cast.

Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria made the announcements at the Pacific Design Center.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 25.

Here’s the entire nominations list –

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – “The Theory Of Everything” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – “Cake »

- Dave McNary

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2015 SAG Awards nominations - complete list

10 December 2014 5:55 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 25. The nominees are as follows... Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics) Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl" (20th Century Fox) Reese Witherspoon / Cheryl Strayed – "Wild" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Box Office Democracy: The Imitation Game

9 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Benedict Cumberbatch month rolls on here at Box Office Democracy. Last week we had his turn as an obnoxious egotistical wolf and next week we’ll have him as the voice of a megalomaniacal dragon but this week we get to see him act with his whole body in The Imitation Game. Finally we get a big screen look at the face that launched a thousand tumblrs. I don’t know if it’s overexposure or the breaking of some kind of spell but I fear I’m turning on Cumberbatch and at just the worst point in his career, certainly as far as the fine people at Marvel are concerned.

I’m sure Alan Turing was a fascinating person but I sincerely hope the people who knew and loved him would say more about his character than, “probably two parts BBC’s Sherlock and one part Sheldon Cooper” but »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Thn’s Christmas Gift Guide: Box Sets For HBO’s Game Of Thrones, True Detective, Girls & More

9 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Let many of us, we’re sure you’re in the full swing of all things Christmas…wait, you’re not and you’re still struggling for those extra ideas? Well, we’ve been scouring the web and High Street for the finest film present ideas that’ll either be something a little different or just right for that TV or film fan you know.  So you’ve come to the perfect place as Thn are offering up a tantalising array of inspirational gifts ideas!

We should start with the ultimate in modern awesomeness, HBO box-sets with some stunning television that’s changed the way we look at the small screen in the last year or two – with something for everyone’s stocking. We’ve put together a selection from every genre, whether it’s for a fan of comedy, crime, action dramas or classic TV series, there’s sure »

- Dan Bullock

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Imitation Game’ With Benedict Cumberbatch

8 December 2014 7:26 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new thriller “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley!

The Imitation Game,” which opens on Dec. 25, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Charles Dance from director Morten Tyldum and writer Graham Moore based on the novel by Andrew Hodges.

To win your free “The Imitation Game” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Note: You can enter for »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Pride wins best film at BIFAs

7 December 2014 3:05 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Yann Demange wins best director; Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Brendan Gleeson take home top acting prizes.

At the 17th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards, Pride took home the most trophies, including Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress (Imelda Staunton) and Best Supporting Actor (Andrew Scott).

Next Goal Wins won best documentary and Boyhood won best international independent film.

Yann Demange won best director for ‘71.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw won best actress for Belle, while Brendan Gleeson won best actor for Calvary.

For the full list of winners, see end of story.

Richard Linklater accepted his award for Best International Film “on behalf of the 450 people who worked on this film over 12 years,” dedicating the prize to British filmmaker [This Sporting Life director] Lindsay Anderson “who was a friend and a bit of a mentor, who I miss.”

Joint Directors of the BIFAs, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, who are stepping down from the event after this year, said: “In our »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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David Oyelowo, Imitation Game in Psiff honours

7 December 2014 2:48 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Selma star David Oyelowo will receive the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (Psiff) Breakthrough Performance Award.

Psiff top brass will present The Imitation Game with the ensemble performance award. The presentations will take place at the awards gala on January 3.

Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr in Selma, Ana DuVernay’s Civil Rights drama from Pathé that Paramount releases in the Us on December 25.

The cast of The Imitation Game includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong

Psiff runs from January 2-12. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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