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12 items from 2015


Gwyneth Paltrow Worried She'd Get Fired for Laughing After Kissing Johnny Depp in Mortdecai

23 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Embedcode {}] It might be unimaginable to think that kissing Johnny Depp could more trouble than it's worth, but that appears to have been the case for his Mortdecai costar, Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow, 42, stopped by The Rachael Ray Show to discuss working with Depp and the mustache that made her laugh so much she was afraid she was going to get fired from the film. In the movie, Depp, 51, who plays the titular character, wears a particularly insane mustache that makes his wife, played by Paltrow, gag. Because of his automatic gag reflex, her gagging makes Depp retch in turn, and even »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Gwyneth Paltrow Worried She'd Get Fired for Laughing After Kissing Johnny Depp in Mortdecai

23 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Embedcode {}] It might be unimaginable to think that kissing Johnny Depp could more trouble than it's worth, but that appears to have been the case for his Mortdecai costar, Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow, 42, stopped by The Rachael Ray Show to discuss working with Depp and the mustache that made her laugh so much she was afraid she was going to get fired from the film. In the movie, Depp, 51, who plays the titular character, wears a particularly insane mustache that makes his wife, played by Paltrow, gag. Because of his automatic gag reflex, her gagging makes Depp retch in turn, and even »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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"Grimsby," "Southpaw" Score New Dates

22 January 2015 3:26 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures has pushed back the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "Grimsby" from its July 31st release date to early 2016.

The Louis Leterrier-directed film will now open on February 26th 2016 and also stars Isla Fisher, Rebel WilsonPenélope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Gabourey Sidibe.

In response, The Weinstein Company has now slotted in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw" for that July 31st release date. Coming off his emaciated look in "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal buffed up for "Southpaw" which deals with a middleweight boxing champion who struggles after he experiences a personal tragedy.

The move offers something one normally doesn't get in the middle of summer - a serious, dramatic piece targeting adults. A welcome move though in some quarters.

Source: Box-Office Mojo »

- Garth Franklin

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Acting Oscar Nominations for Foreign-Language Performances

21 January 2015 8:08 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

With the addition of Marion Cotillard’s lead actress nomination for the Belgian film Two Days, One Night, 32 actors and actresses have been nominated for their performances in foreign-language films. Cotillard was nominated for her role as a young mother and wife struggling to salvage her job in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes’ film, which was chosen as Belgium’s submission to the foreign-language category but failed to secure a spot on the Oscar shortist.

Though her performance did land a Critics’ Choice Award nomination, the Oscar nomination did come as a surprise for many pundits.

Cotillard was previously nominated for the French foreign-language film La Vie En Rose (2007) and won. She is one of six actors or actresses to win for a non-English role and is also the most recent winner.

The first acting nomination for a foreign-language performance went to Sophia Loren in 1962 for »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Variety Critics Pick Their Favorite Film Sex Scenes

20 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With sex and Hollywood in the spotlight as the debut of Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie approaching, Variety critics weigh in on their favorite movie sex scenes.

Justin Chang

 

“Don’t Look Now”

(Nicolas Roeg, 1973)

This notorious sequence, featuring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, comes feverishly close to capturing the close-quarters tenderness of a loving marriage.

 

“Late Marriage”

(Dover Kosashvili, 2001)

Ronit Elkabetz and Lior Ashkenazi star in one of the most unguarded and naturalistic sex scenes ever filmed, full of cranky pillow talk, playfully feigned orgasms and free-flowing nudity.

 

“The Dreamers”

(Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003)

A naked Eva Green forcibly seduces a shy Michael Pitt, who is both aghast and aroused — a fair assessment of the viewer’s reaction as well.

Scott Foundas

 

Last Tango in Paris

(Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)

The butter scene ensured notoriety, but another moment — two lonely people naked on a mattress, trying to bring each other to »

- Justin Chang, Scott Foundas and Peter Debruge

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47 (Out of 350) Times People of Colour Contended for Oscars in 10 Years

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

And the Oscar nominees are ... the whitest since 1998.

That's the truth as far as the acting categories are concerned. For the first time in 17 years, not a single person of colour stands to win an acting Oscar. [The Atlantic says the last entirely white Oscar nomination list was in 1995. We'll let them duke out which year it is.]

We here at Moviefone Canada looked at Oscar winners and nominees from the past decade to see how they stack up against the upcoming 2015 ceremony. We restricted ourselves to the acting, directing and screenwriting categories.

The definition of "people of colour," of course, varies widely. But when it comes to Oscar nominations, we largely considered people who don't come from an all-white heritage within the last couple of generations.

We plugged the numbers ... and 47 out of 350 nominees in the past 10 years went to people of colour.

That's 13 per cent ... and it's not enough. Especially when U.S. government statistics show that white people (excluding Hispanics or Latinos) make up only 62.6 per cent of the country's population. »

- Jesse Ferreras

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Harold Van Lier Exiting eOne; Production, Sales Consolidate Under Xavier Marchand

12 January 2015 7:57 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Just about one year from his initial start date with the company — and just a few weeks ahead of Berlin — Entertainment One Films International President, Harold van Lier, is leaving. Formerly Studiocanal Evp of International Distribution, Van Lier joined eOne with much fanfare in January of 2014 and was armed with a $100M acquisitions fund. Now, eOne is consolidating its international sales operation within its film production business as it looks to focus on internally produced films. The company said today that Van Lier had decided to leave “as a result of the consolidation.”

Two years after its acquisition of Alliance, Canadian giant eOne continues to make changes within its film division. This latest move follows a September rejigger of the global film business which led to the exit of Patrice Théroux, and the entry of Steve Bertram as President, Global Film Group.

In April last year, eOne officially unveiled its »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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14 movie sequels stuck in development hell

12 January 2015 3:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Twins sequel Triplets gets delayed, here are other big name sequels struggling to get going - from Top Gun 2 to Die Hard 6...

We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.

With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)

Triplets

What is it?

The long-belated sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito comedy Twins, with the wheeze this time being Eddie Murphy reportedly joining the cast as »

- simonbrew

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‘Into the Woods’ Could Join a Short List of 21st Century Musicals Oscar-Nommed for Acting

6 January 2015 8:24 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Disney’s Into the Woods, director Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Broadway musical, is aiming to land a number of Oscar nominations when the nominees are announced Jan. 15. The film opened on Christmas and currently ranks as the fourth highest-grossing Christmas Day release.

Marshall said he loved the musical after first seeing it and the idea to take the stage musical to the big screen was first introduced in the early 2000s after Marshall met with Sondheim to discuss adapting one of his musicals.

Into the Woods is Marshall’s fifth feature film and third musical feature, the first two which were Chicago (2002) and Nine (2009). Chicago dominated at the Oscars, but Nine didn’t fare as well.

Many Oscar predictions are banking on a supporting actress nomination for Meryl Streep’s performance as the Witch, which The Hollywood »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Pedro Almodóvar Reveals Plans for New Film ‘Silencio’

3 January 2015 12:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Pedro Almodóvar’s next film will be called “Silencio.”

The Oscar-winning writer-director revealed the title in a recent interview and said the movie would be a “hard-hitting drama” with a female lead.

Also Read: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar Condemn Israel for Gaza Attacks

“It’s called ‘Silencio’ because that’s the principal element that drives the worst things that happen to the main female protagonist,” he told the Financial Times in an interview published Friday.

“It’s a return to the cinema of women,” explained Almodóvar, who previously directed Penélope Cruz to a powerful performance in “Volver.”

The filmmaker, »

- Travis Reilly

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Pedro Almodóvar’s Next Film Is Called Silencio

3 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Punk-rock Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar has finished the script for his next film, titled Silencio, which will begin shooting in April. "It’s called Silencio because that’s the principal element that drives the worst things that happen to the main female protagonist," he said in a profile in the Financial Times. "It’s a return to the cinema of women, of great female protagonists, and it’s a hard-hitting drama, which excites me." For fans of Almodóvar, this immediately recalls classics like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, and Volver. Who would snag the main role? While his close friend and muse Penélope Cruz is an obvious choice, it seems like he might go with someone completely different. "We are involved in casting at the moment, which is complicated because what I’ve written doesn’t quite work with my actores amigos."     »

- E. Alex Jung

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Pedro Almodovar Sets ‘Silencio’ as Next Film

3 January 2015 4:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Pedro Almodóvar has set his next film: the Spanish-language “Silencio,” Variety has confirmed.

Almodóvar described the project to the Financial Times as a “hard-hitting drama which excites me,” reprising “the cinema of women, of great female protagonists.”

“Silencio” is set up at Madrid’s El Deseo, the Spanish production label founded by Pedro and brother Agustin Almodovar. It will be produced by Agustin Almodovar.

“‘Silencio’ is still in the early stages of definition, in the early stages of casting, with pre-locations, defining the scale of production,” Agustin Almodóvar told Variety on Saturday.

Returning to a femme drama, a film mode that has given Almodóvar some of his greatest successes, from 1995’s “The Flower of My Secret” through 1999’s “All About My Mother,” a Foreign Language Academy Award winner, to 2006’s “Volver,” with Penelope Cruz, reckoned one of the best films Almodóvar has ever directed, “Silencio” also looks set to »

- John Hopewell

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