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Mary McNamara makes the case that "Foyle's War" deserves as much Emmy attention as "Sherlock" has been receiving lately. That BBC set of telefilms was able to snag awards for lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch and supporting actor Martin Freeman at last year's ceremony. She calls "Foyle's War" the "Mona Lisa of television: small, quiet, utterly hypnotic and mysteriously perfect." Now streaming on Acorn TV, the British production is finally eligible at the Emmys for the first time in its long run. The final installment "Elise" stars Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. L.A. Times -Break- Who are the most powerful women in the world? Most of the ladies on the 2015 list are political figures (like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), but there are also quite a few entertainers. Those top names are Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Shakira, Ellen DeGen. »
She’s guarding him. Zoe Saldana wrote this weekend that she was "inspired" by Michael B. Jordan's candid essay about racism and casting in Hollywood, thanking the Fantastic Four actor for speaking up about the long-standing issue. "Bravo!!! Inspired by Michael's essay," the Guardians of the Galaxy actress, 36, wrote via Facebook. "Thank you for speaking up. If we question why Michael has been cast to play the Human Torch in Fantastic Four then we must also question why Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra, why Angelina Jolie played Mariane [...] »
Tatum O’Neal, a child of Hollywood who has suffered the slings and arrows of celebrity life, has become the latest actress to embrace the hottest trend sweeping Tinseltown… lesbian chic. Evan Rachel Wood, Anna Paquin, Kristanna Loken, Lindsay Lohan, Aubrey O’Day, Angelina Jolie, Amber Heard and Megan Fox have all at one time or another professed to be bi-sexual. From the music industry, add Fergie, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and others. ...Read More »
Who run the world? These girls! Forbes has released it's list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" and you will definitely will recognize many famous names on the impressive countdown. Coming in at the top spot is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. While the top two sports went to politicians for obvious reasons, there are also lots of hot Hollywood celebs on the list. Michelle Obama scored No. 10 on the list followed by Beyoncé at No. 21 and Vogue head honcho Anna Wintour at 28. The 41st position went to Engalnd's Queen Elizabeth II, Ellen DeGeneres landed at 50 and Angelina Jolie came in at 54. The list is rounded out by »
With Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard, Denis Villeneuve in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling eyeing a key role, the Blade Runner sequel was already in good hands, but now fans have another big reason to get excited, as it was recently announced that cinematographer Roger Deakins joined the film's crew:
Press Release (via The Playlist) -- "Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration, havingpreviously worked together on Alcon’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Villeneuve’s upcoming film Sicario, a drug-trafficking drama starring Emily Blunt, »
- Derek Anderson
A year after not one woman was nominated in either screenplay category, it looks like we're heading toward a much needed change of pace. Believe it or not, Amy Schumer could very well be able to call herself an Oscar nominee a year from now if "Trainwreck" can ride its extremely strong reviews to some deserved Oscar buzz (like "Bridesmaids" did when it got a nomination here). And Schumer could be joined by "Bridesmaids" co-scribe Annie Mumolo (teaming with David O. Russell to write the "Joy" script), previous winner here Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash"), Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote "Mistress America" with Noah Baumbach"), Abi Morgan ("Suffragette") and none other than Angelina Jolie (who wrote her next directorial effort, "By The Sea"). Imagine that lineup of nominees? Best Original Screenplay predictions below. Check out predictions in other categories here. The Contenders From What »
- Peter Knegt
“Tomorrowland’s” middling debut points to a nagging problem in Hollywood. As much as people claim they love fresh and unique movies, they’re more likely to shell out money for sequels and reboots.
Despite the combined star power of George Clooney and “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird, audiences weren’t sure what to make of this fantasy adventure. The film opened to $41.7 million, and with a production budget of $180 million, plus millions more in promotion and distribution expenses, “Tomorrowland” looks like a money loser for Disney.
“‘Tomorrowland’ is an original movie and that’s more of a challenge in this marketplace,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s distribution chief. “We feel it’s incredibly important for us as a company and as an industry to keep telling original stories.”
Hollis is right that if Hollywood wants to replenish the franchise cupboard it will need to continue signing big checks in »
- Brent Lang
Reese Witherspoon will play Tinkerbell in Disney's live-action remake of the film. The 39-year-old actress will star as the little fairy - made famous in 'Peter Pan' - in 'Tink', and will be replacing Elizabeth Banks, who has been attached to the film since 2010, as the producer as well, alongside Victoria Strouse - co-writer of Pixar's upcoming 'Finding Dory' - writing the script. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this latest take on Tinkerbell will ''play with the idea and timeline of the well-known Peter Pan narrative,'' and will take the angle of telling ''the story you don't know'', just like 'Maleficent' did with Angelina Jolie. However, 'Tink' is being developed with a more modest mid-range budget as opposed to 'Maleficent''s $180 million and 'Cinderella''s $95 million. Since Elizabeth announced she was playing Tinkerbell with a ''mischievous nature'' in 2010, Disney has released 'Maleficent', »
Reese Witherspoon is attached to tell a live-action version of Tinker Bell's story, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The project is in development, but, yes, in one of the more solid cartoon-to-live-action casting moves in recent memory, Witherspoon would play the titular fairy. Like the Peter Pan movie hitting theaters soon, this one also has a fun, one-word name: Tink. Finding Dory screenwriter Victoria Strouse is penning the screenplay, which will reportedly tell us the story we don't know (think Angelina Jolie's Maleficent). Drama. Most other details are under wraps for now, but Witherspoon is set to produce the film with Bruna Papandrea. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Actually, this picture of Reese was kind of my face when I saw this news.
The Hollywood Reporter broke on Thursday that Witherspoon is set to star in yet another live-action property from Disney. This time, they are bringing in the actress to play Tinkebell in the movie Tink, an adaptation of the Peter Pan character. Witherspoon will also produce the picture.
This isn’t the first live-action adaptation that Disney has set for the future. They already have a slate that includes live action Jungle Book, Mulan, Pinocchio, and Dumbo, which all come after adaptations of their own animated features with Maleficent and Cinderella. While all of those properties have big name directors behind the projects, right now no director is attached to helm Tink.
According to THR, »
- Zach Dennis
Tink! Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Disney’s live-action Tinker Bell movie, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed on Thursday, May 21. The Oscar winner will also produce the take on Disney’s classic Peter Pan character with her production partner Bruna Papandrea. According to THR, Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory, New Best Friend) is penning the script for the project, which is still in the beginning phases of development. The project is reportedly going to center on the character and her origins in the vein of Disney and Angelina [...] »
Disney has been enjoying some success with its live-action versions of popular fairy tales, and is looking to keep the magic and the money flowing. Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in and produce a new take on Tinker Bell, which is in development under the name Tink.The Mouse House has Finding Dory co-writer Victoria Strouse at work on a script that will aim to do for Tink what Maleficent did for, well, Maleficent. The unexplored side to the occasionally temperamental sprite will fill a story that has yet to be specified and there’s no director on board right now. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be a more modest film than the lavish spectacle of the Angelina Jolie-starring fairy tale revamp. Peter Pan’s fairy pal has been well used by the company since she rose to more prominence in its 1953 Disney 'toon of his adventures, »
Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.
Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
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While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team. Come inside to learn more.
Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead. Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving. Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie. Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
As if we weren’t already excited enough about Blade Runner 2, today brings word that cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot the long-awaited sci-fi sequel, reteaming with director Denis Villeneuve after two extremely fruitful collaborations on Prisoners and Sicario.
The 12-time Oscar-nominated lenser is without a doubt the best in the business. Over the years, he’s teamed with everyone from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) to Stephen Daldry (The Reader). A frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes, Deakins has excelled in every genre he’s ever attempted, never failing to create atmospheric, fully realized worlds for filmmakers to explore.
He’s certainly not best known for futuristic dystopias, having shot just two films – In Time and Nineteen Eighty-Four – that can be considered sci-fi, but it’s going to be absolutely thrilling to see how Deakins recreates the world of Blade Runner (previously lensed by »
- Isaac Feldberg
Roger Deakins has been tapped by director Denis Villeneuve to be cinematographer on Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, reteaming the Dp and helmer who did Prisoners together and most recently Sicario, the drug-trafficking drama that just knocked it out of the park at its Cannes Film Festival competition premiere. Deakins has been nominated for 12 Oscars including for the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken last year, but he’s never won — a shocker when Sicario star… »
Deakins will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22. Deakins teamed with Villeneuve on Alcon’s “Prisoners” and “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, which is in competition at Cannes.
Deakins received his latest Academy Award nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken.” He was previously nominated for “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men,” “True Grit,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Kundun,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “The Reader,” “Prisoners” and “Skyfall.”
- Dave McNary
12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will reteam with director Denis Villeneuve on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to “Blade Runner,” Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced Wednesday. Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22, reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration. They previously worked together on Alcon’s kidnapping thriller “Prisoners” and the drug-trafficking drama “Sicario,” which is in competition at Cannes. Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie‘s “Unbroken.” He was previously nominated for. »
- Jeff Sneider
It's hard to think of a more glamorous place for a romantic rendezvous than Cannes, France. Over the years, the annual Cannes Film Festival has attracted famous Hollywood couples to the South of France, with stars showing sweet Pda on the red carpet. With this year's festival underway, we're spreading the love with a look at past and present twosomes who made the guest list. Natalie Portman stole the Cannes spotlight last week when she stepped out with her husband, Benjamin Millepied, and who could forget when Angelina Jolie showed off her baby bump alongside Brad Pitt, or Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's flawless appearance last year? Keep reading to see cute Cannes couples past and present, then see all the glamorous stars at this year's festival! »
★★★★☆ Once upon a time, fairytales were folk tales. Then they became children's stories, were made into Disney cartoons and now star Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron. Into the woods (and in competition at the Cannes Film Festival) strides Matteo Garrone's Tale of Tales (2015), an anthology of 17th century folk tales by Giambattista Basile told with a verve and commitment to the strange. Best known for his neo-neo-realism with such films as the Naples based gangland drama Gomorrah (which showed in the Un Certain Regard sidebar in 2008) and Reality, which showed in competition in 2012, Tale of Tales is Garrone's first feature in English, but in a way the film is in an older language.
- CineVue UK
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