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Watch: 'A Brief History Of Swearing In Movies' In Less Than 3 Minutes

5 February 2016 1:19 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When I think of a good ol’ fashion cussfest, Ben Kingsley’s Oscar-nominated performance as Don Logan in Jonathan Glazer’s terrific “Sexy Beast” comes to mind, dropping profanities faster than you can blink an eye. Since sound and picture merged together into the spectacular form we are familiar with in 1927, the history of shameful language has been quite zigzagged. This new video from Movie Munchies gives you a precise and speedy look back into the progression of bad language in film — it’s start at the word damn in 1929, the establishment of the MPAA in 1934 (they caught on fast!), and the return of the word damn in 1939’s technicolor paragon, “Gone With The Wind.” Read More: Watch This 5-Minute Supercut Of Actors Acting Opposite Themselves Now though the producers of “Gone With The Wind” received what would have been an $85,000 fine today, it was clear that some alterations needed »

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Brief teaser for The Jungle Book Super Bowl TV spot

5 February 2016 3:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A brief teaser has arrived online from Sunday’s Super Bowl TV spot for director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of The Jungle Book. Check it out here…

See Also: Watch an extended trailer for The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Disney's 'Jungle Book' Super Bowl Teaser Has Shere Khan on the Prowl

3 February 2016 9:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, we reported that Disney is going to have a big presence during Super Bowl 50, which airs Sunday, February 7 on CBS. The report revealed that the studio purchased several different commercial slots, but it wasn't confirmed which movies they would be promoting during this year's Super Bowl. Today we learned that one of these movies will be The Jungle Book, with the studio debuting a brief preview of this new footage before the full trailer airs on Sunday.

Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling's timeless stories and inspired by Disney's classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate »

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Meet The Jungle Book's New Mowgli - and Get a Sneak Peek at Disney's Live-Action Movie!

3 February 2016 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Out of thousands of hopefuls auditioning for the lead role as Mowgli in Disney's live-animation adaptation of 1967's The Jungle Book, 12-year-old Neel Sethi seamlessly claimed the spot. The New York native told People in this week's issue that he just "went with his gut" in his first audition ever. "I was just being myself," Sethi says. "Me and Mowgli are so similar. We're both free-spirited, confident and stubborn." The Jungle Book reboot, which was directed by Jon Favreau, features familiar stars like Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley, but as the voices of the animated creatures alongside Sethi. »

- Jessica Fecteau, @jessfect

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Exclusive: Meet The Jungle Book's New Mowgli in Disney's Live-Action Remake!

3 February 2016 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Out of thousands of hopefuls auditioning for the lead role as Mowgli in Disney's live-animation adaptation of 1967's The Jungle Book, 12-year-old Neel Sethi seamlessly claimed the spot. The New York native told People in this week's issue that he just "went with his gut" in his first audition ever. "I was just being myself," Sethi says. "Me and Mowgli are so similar. We're both free-spirited, confident and stubborn." The Jungle Book reboot, which was directed by Jon Favreau, features familiar stars like Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley, but as the voices of the animated creatures alongside Sethi. »

- Jessica Fecteau, @jessfect

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Goteborg: Danish Director Per Fly Surrounded By Financial Crime on Television, Film

2 February 2016 10:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg — Eight years after Danish director Per Fly’s first television series “Performances,” which won him a Golden Nymph in Monaco, his “Follow the Money,” a 10-episode serial, has been sold to, among major territories, the U.K. (BBC), Benelux (Lumière) and Canada (CBC), Australia (Sbs); Endemol Shine Studios-Anonymous Content have acquired rights for a U-s. remake.

Scripted by Danish screenwriter Jeppe Gjervig Gram, the show stars Thomas Bo Larsen (“The Hunt, “Pusher”) as a Copenhagen police inspector who is investigating a murder, which he realizes is linked to high-finance crime. The cast includes Nikolaj Lie Kaaas, Natalie Madueño and Esben Smed Jensen.

Fly, whose local and international break was the award-winning 2000-2005 trilogy “The Bench”, “The Inheritance” and “Homicide,” about the Danish lower- middle and upper classes. He has most recently filmed in Sweden “Waltz for Monica,” the biopic of Swedish singer-actress Monica Zetterlund, which won four Gulbagga Awards, »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Full list of winners from the 2016 SAG Awards

31 January 2016 2:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild announced the winners of the 2016 SAG Awards last night, with Spotlight taking home the top movie honour, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Downton Abbey (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ) and Orange Is the New Black (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series) enjoying success in the TV categories.

In the individual film categories, there were awards for Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), with Elba also picking up a second award on the TV side for his work in Luther. Other television winners included Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black). Check out a full list of winners here, highlighted in red…

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- Gary Collinson

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Here Are the 2016 SAG Awards Winners

30 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's time for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where film and TV actors celebrate other film and TV actors, and the big screen winners cross their fingers that this means they'll be getting Oscars, too. Lookin' at you, Leo!

Here is the full list of SAG Awards winners from the Saturday, January 30 show (8 to 10 p.m. on TNT and TBS), along with the nominees they beat for the trophies:

Winners: Movies

• Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Winner: Spotlight

Beasts Of No Nation

The Big Short

Straight Outta Compton

Trumbo

• Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio / Hugh Glass – "The Revenant"

Bryan Cranston / Dalton Trumbo – "Trumbo"

Johnny Depp / James "Whitey" Bulger – "Black Mass"

Michael Fassbender / Steve Jobs – "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – "The Danish Girl" )

Here's a vine of Leo running to Kate Winslet after he won. »

- Gina Carbone

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Luther's Idris Elba Wins the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

30 January 2016 6:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's been a big night for Idris Elba. The actor took home the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries for his role in Luther on Saturday night. The award was presented by Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, who adorably remembered his first nomination for this year's Room. "Two wins in one night, that's incredible" said Elba, 43, in his acceptance speech, referencing his earlier win for best actor in Beasts of No Nation. "I want to shout out my beautiful children. When dad goes away, I think about you so much. »

- Michele Corriston and Naja Rayne

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SAG Awards: Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor, Oitnb and Downton Among Winners

30 January 2016 4:58 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Winners for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Saturday night at the Shine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, in a ceremony that was simulcast on TNT/TBS.

RelatedGolden Globes: Mr. Robot and Mozart Win Big; Taraji P. Henson, Lady Gaga, Jon Hamm, Rachel Bloom Grab Gold

How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis marked broadcast TV’s lone winner, while streamers Netflix and Amazon combined for four total wins. Orange Is the New Black grabbed two prizes, for comedy ensemble and actress Uzo Aduba.

Fun (?) fact: Excluding the TV-movie categories, William H. Macy was the »

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New poster for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups featuring Christian Bale

27 January 2016 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new poster has arrived online for acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s upcoming film Knight of Cups featuring Christian Bale; take a look below…

See Also: The latest trailer for Knight of Cups

Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.

In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Learning To Drive Now Available on DVD

25 January 2016 6:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

When Cate Marquis reviewed Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley in Learning To Drive here at We Are Movie Geeks, she wrote: “…Learning To Drive is a charming little film, with fine performances, appealing characters and nice little message about both friendship and learning something new, no matter your age.” (read all of Cate’s review Here

As her marriage dissolves, Wendy (Patricia Clarkson), a Manhattan writer, takes driving lessons from Darwin (Ben Kingsley), a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel. Now you can own what’s been called “An extraordinarily moving and funny film”. Learning To Drive is now available on DVD from Broad Green Pictures.

The Learning To Drive DVD is presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. A Spanish dub and English subtitles are available. »

- Tom Stockman

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Contemporary films reflecting on Hollywood’s Golden Age

25 January 2016 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sara Hemrajani on Hollywood’s love affair with its Golden Age…

Since there’s no business like show business, it’s unsurprising that one of Hollywood’s favourite topics is itself. The recent wave of award nominations for Trumbo, including a best actor Oscar nod for Bryan Cranston, is fresh evidence of the industry’s fascination with the so-called Golden Age.

In Trumbo, Cranston plays real-life writer Dalton Trumbo who was jailed and blacklisted for his ties to the American Communist Party. Despite the ban, Trumbo and his peers managed to flout the system using pseudonyms and support from eager filmmakers. He went on to write screenplays for classics such as Roman Holiday and Spartacus.

Following swiftly in its steps is Hail, Caesar!, the Coen brothers’ throwback to the glossy studio pictures of the 1940s. The trailer reveals characters reminiscent of Gene Kelly and Esther Williams, as well as producer »

- Sara Hemrajani

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Theo James in Talks for ‘Backstabbing for Beginners’

21 January 2016 2:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Divergent” star Theo James is in early negotiations to join Ben Kingsley in the political thriller “Backstabbing for Beginners.”

Josh Hutcherson had been set to star with Kingsley in “Backstabbing” when it was unveiled in late October but is no longer attached.

Danish director Per Fly is helming the film, in which a young idealist lands his dream job as a program coordinator for the U.N.’s Oil for Food program and is thrown into an already fraught post-war Iraq where government agents and power-hungry nations are circling the country’s oil reserves. Kingsley will portray his boss, a seasoned diplomat.

Fly, who directed “Monica Z” starring Edda Magnason, co-wrote “Backstabbing” with Daniel Pyne (“The Manchurian Candidate”), inspired by Michael Soussan’s memoir, “Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy.”

The producers are Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy of Parts and Labor, Malene Blenkov and »

- Dave McNary

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‘Divergent’s Theo James In Early Talks To Join ‘Backstabbing For Beginners’

21 January 2016 9:06 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Divergent‘s Theo James is in early talks to join the cast of Per Fly’s Backstabbing For Beginners. The project is a political thriller inspired by international relations veteran Michael Soussan's memoir Backstabbing For Beginners: My Crash Course In International Diplomacy. If a deal gets done, James will star opposite the previously announced Ben Kingsley. Josh Hutcherson had originally been set to play that role. Parts & Labor, Creative Alliance, and Scythia… »

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Live action fairytale movies: UK release date calendar

21 January 2016 8:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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When to expect all the upcoming live action fairytale movies, including Dumbo, Beauty And The Beast and two Jungle Books…

You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.

This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)

Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »

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Theo James In Talks For "Backstabbing" Thriller

21 January 2016 7:25 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Divergent" hunk Theo James is in early talks to join Ben Kingsley in the political thriller "Backstabbing For Beginners" at Parts & Labor, Creative Alliance, and Scythia Films. James is taking over a role once earmarked for Josh Hutcherson, and filming is slated to begin shortly.

Per Fly ("Monica Z") helms and Daniel Pyne ("The Manchurian Candidate") pens this adaptation of Michael Soussan's memoir about a young idealist who lands his dream job as a program coordinator for the Un's Oil for Food program.

Thrown into an fraught post-war Iraq where others are circling the country's oil reserves like sharks, he seeks answers from his seasoned diplomat boss (Kingsley) and soon suspects a conspiracy at the highest level whilst at the same time falling in love with a Kurdish woman.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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What Should Be On Your Cinema Watch List In 2016?

15 January 2016 2:35 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Over the past 12 months, fans of film have been treated to a feast of high profile movies such as Spectre, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens rounding up 2015, it is fair to say that this has been a good year for cinema, especially if you like your blockbuster franchises.

But what does 2016 have in store? What are the most anticipated movies and which films will perform best at the box office? While cinema connoisseurs will be counting down the days to certain releases, numerous investors are bound to be waiting with bated breath too.

After all, the industry is enjoying a resurgence according to Chris Beauchamp, Senior Market Analyst at market experts Ig said: “Big names have really revived interest in the cinema and confounded expectations that actually it would continue to lose ground to other forms of entertainment. »

- The Hollywood News

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Full triptych poster for Disney’s The Jungle Book

13 January 2016 4:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released the full triptych poster for The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CG hybrid adaption of the animated classic. Check it out here…

See Also: Watch an extended trailer for The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited »

- Amie Cranswick

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5 Things Disney Fans Must Know About the Jungle Book Remake

7 January 2016 5:15 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you got swept up in The Jungle Book as a kid, Disney hopes Jon Favreau's new take on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale will drop you in the forest with Mowgli. Thanks to a mix of the latest live action, CG animation, and 3D technologies, the story of a boy surviving in the wild will come to life like never before on April 15. I had the chance to join a group of reporters for a tour of the La soundstage where Favreau and some of Hollywood's brightest minds worked on the movie in December 2014. Read on for details about the latest Disney remake you don't want to miss. 1. Mowgli Is Played by a Real Boy From the second you meet Neel Sethi, it's obvious he was born to play Mowgli: he's confident and funny, and he practically has the same smile Disney animators imagined for the 1967 animated movie. »

- Nick Maslow

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