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Top 5: Phones to look forward to in 2015

30 January 2015 4:49 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Sony Xperia Z4

This year’s Gsma Mobile World Congress event will be attracting thousands and thousands of investors, technology enthusiasts, experts and more when it opens its doors for the 4 day event running from the 2nd to the 5th March. And for mobile phone fans it should have been a chance to cast their eyes and fingers over the new Sony Xperia Z4. Unfortunately the company have just announced that they will in fact not be bringing the anticipated Z4 to the event set to be held in Barcelona in early March

Sony are reportedly holding it back until the Summer time to allow their Z3 model to gain a little more attention. It could, however, have something to do with the recent much publicised Sony leak. According to the leak the news was that the handset was set to be tied in to the forthcoming release of Sam Mendes »

- Ginger_Phoenix

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Jude Law on Books, Dating and Bulking Up for Submarine Thriller 'Black Sea'

29 January 2015 5:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1997, Jude Law was cast as the epitome of male perfection, a tan, toned, bronzed Adonis with an astute mind to match his angular features, in "Gattaca." The science-fiction fable depicts a world of genetically-altered uber-humans and tainted normals (Ethan Hawke plays the normal guy). It thrust Law into the spotlight and onto the covers of myriad magazine. The "The Talented Mr. Ripley" solidified his sex symbol status, as well as his genuine acting chops, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. For almost 20 years, Law has been considered one of the sexiest men alive, a moniker that (unfairly) outshines his acting prowess. His first attempt to shed his gorgeous visage came in 2002, when he played a ghastly photographer-cum-murderer in Sam Mendes' "The Road to Perdition." But two years later he was back to being a sex symbol as he took-up Michael Cane's mantle in the poorly-received remake of "Alfie. »

- Greg Cwik

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BBC Films to Receive BAFTA Honor on 25th Anniversary

28 January 2015 4:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — BBC Films, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 8.

Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt and Tessa Ross. Last year’s recipient was Peter Greenaway.

Nik Powell, chairman of BAFTA’s film committee, said: “I cannot think of a more deserving institution for this award than BBC Films, unbelievably in its 25th year and with more than 250 predominantly British films in its catalog. With a wide range of films from populist British box office hits like ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ and an enviable collection of ground-breaking films, I hope that this award will be not simply a recognition of past and present achievements, »

- Leo Barraclough

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BBC Films to receive BAFTA honour

28 January 2015 4:34 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC Films to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the BAFTA Awards next week.

BBC Films is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the BAFTA Awards at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb 8.

The prize is presented annually in honour of Michael Balcon, with previous recipients including Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt and Tessa Ross.

Last year’s recipient was British writer-director Peter Greenaway.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, BBC Films has a strong track record in developing and co-producing award-winning films, most recently Pride and Philomena.

Christine Langan, head of BBC Films, said: “For the past 25 years, great effort has gone into establishing BBC Films as a nurturing and collaborative home for filmmakers - one which showcases British talent to the world and deepens the impression of the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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James Bond: Ranking The 007 Actors From Worst To Best

20 January 2015 6:54 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

MGM

Even in a time where big-budget franchises are in real danger of reaching saturation point, the James Bond movies remain a unique entity in blockbuster filmmaking; much like the lead character, the series itself has constantly moved with the times and reinvented itself over and over again since its inception in 1962 in order to remain relevant, earning over $6bn at the box office in the process. Just as popular now as it was 50 years ago, James Bond is all-but-guaranteed to feature on the big-screen for decades to come.

The twenty-fourth James Bond movie Spectre is currently in the midst of shooting, and the project comes burdened with incredibly high expectations; Sam Mendes becomes the first director in over 25 years to helm back-to-back installments, looking to build on the unprecedented success of Skyfall. The last Bond enjoyed huge critical and commercial success, currently boasting a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes »

- Scott Campbell

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"Spectre"- New 'James Bond' Set Images

19 January 2015 2:06 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new leaked set images of actor Daniel Craig, in action on the set of director Sam Mendes' next 'James Bond' movie "Spectre", currently filming in Austria:

"...a cryptic message from the past of 'Bond' sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.

"Then while 'M' battles political forces to keep the secret service alive...

"...Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind 'Spectre'..."

"Spectre" will be released in North America, November 6, 2015, also starring Rory Kinnear as 'Tanner', Ben Whishaw as 'Q', Naomie Harris as 'Eve Moneypenny', Ralph Fiennes as 'M', Jesper Christensen as 'Mr. White', Andrew Scott as 'Denbigh'...

...Léa Seydoux as 'Madeleine Swann', Dave Bautista as 'Mr. Hinx', Monica Bellucci as Lucia 'Sciarra'...

...and Christoph Waltz as 'Oberhauser'.

"Spectre" will also include a new 'Aston Martin' , called the 'DB10', designed specifically for the film.

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- Michael Stevens

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007 in action in Spectre set photos from Austria

18 January 2015 12:32 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Filming is currently underway in Austria for the latest James Bond film Spectre, and some new set photos have arrived online showing a big action sequence being shot…

 

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. »

- Thomas Roach

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11 Times James Bond Said F**k You To The Fans

16 January 2015 6:54 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Alastair Grant/AP

The James Bond movie franchise is, of course, one of the most iconic and successful pop-culture properties of all time, boasting a massively broad appeal and sustaining itself incredibly well over the last 50-plus years through both the good and the bad times.

Though it’s fair to say that the series is certainly at a high-point at the moment with the recent success of Sam Mendes’ billion dollar-grossing Skyfall, there have absolutely been times over the years where it’s felt like MGM and the filmmakers just haven’t given a damn at all about actually making a good movie that fans are going to like.

The reasons for this are numerous: allowing actors an over-extended tenure (and you all know which one specifically), too much downtime between films or sometimes not enough, terrible supporting characters, plots that are just too outlandish, and casting controversy that »

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John Krasinski to Star in Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie ‘13 Hours’ (Exclusive)

14 January 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With the “Transformers” franchise behind him, Michael Bay is already targeting production on his next film.

Sources tell Variety that John Krasinski is in talks to star in Paramount’s “13 Hours,” which has Bay directing and recounts the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.

Krasinski will play one of the lead roles, a Navy Seal, in the real-life thriller.

Chuck Hogan penned the script based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” to which Paramount acquired rights in February before it was published. Erwin Stoff produces through 3 Arts Entertainment’s production shingle.

Several actors had been reading for roles in the film, including Walton Goggins and Shea Whigham, but sources say it was Krasinski who blew Bay away in an early meeting for casting one of the starring roles. »

- Justin Kroll

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

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Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law enter the Spy game in red-band trailer

13 January 2015 2:48 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

May’s theatrical release of Spy looks to be a welcome palette cleanser before director Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig bring back their moody James with Spectre – a.k.a. Bond 24 – in November. 

We’ve always wanted Jude Law to play a dapper, very British spy. If the James Bond franchise won’t let him play 007, at least this summer’s Spy will give us a small taste of what could have been.

In SpyMelissa McCarthy teams up once again with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) for another odd-girl-out situation comedy. This time McCarthy is Susan Cooper, the brain behind Law and Jason Statham’s brawn.

Seemingly meant for an unordinary life, Susan sits safely behind a desk as a CIA analyst, assisting the agency’s in-field agents via Bluetooth – sort of the Q to Law and Statham’s 007. But when a femme fatale (Rose Byrne »

- Sasha James

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First Trailer For Paul Feig And Melissa McCarthy’s New Comedy Flick Spy

13 January 2015 8:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Much has been said about 2015 being the year of the blockbuster, what with the likes of Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and a humble sci-fi project known as Star Wars: The Force Awakens looming on the horizon. But perhaps the most overlooked genre of the bunch is that of the spy genre. Over the next twelve months, moviegoers are in for an espionage buffet that will serve up Sam MendesSpectre, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

And one film that will be rubbing shoulders with these titles in question is Spy, BridesmaidsPaul Feig and Melissa McCarthy’s next comedic outing. In it, McCarthy will play the role of Susan Cooper, a CIA agent who soon finds out that a desk in the organization isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. However, when a covert operation requires an unknown identity to step »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Lucifer Doesn't Fall Alone In New Trailer For 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2

13 January 2015 6:01 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Lost between the duelling buzz storms of “True Detective and ”Fargo“ last year, Showtime’s ”Penny Dreadful“ seems destined to be underrated by TV critics who can be just as dismissive of the horror genre as their big-screen counterparts. Shows about monster hunters in Victorian London aren’t the type to garner industry awards and be spoken about in hushed reverential tones by tastemakers. Still, the show – and fellow squirm-fest ”Hannibal" – makes the case that horror can be just as fertile a creative ground as the standard crime drama, and the new trailer is here to prove it. Set to a chilly version of the old English folk song “The Unquiet Grave,” the moody trailer for the horror series plants its flag more on the arty side than the schlocky side, though creepy imagery still rules the day. Created by “Skyfall” writer John Logan – with his Bond partner Sam Mendes »

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Soak in Showtime’s blood-filled ‘Penny Dreadful’ second season trailer

13 January 2015 1:55 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Showtime has released a haunting new trailer and announced a premiere date for its upcoming season of Penny Dreadful, the 19th Century horror series based on classic literary gothic tales. The trailer shows a storm is brewing of an imminent danger that will impact the characters in the new season. Penny Dreadful stars Eva Green, Josh Harnett, Timothy Dalton and Reeve Carney as was created by John Logan and Executive Produced by Sam Mendes.

The second season of Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10pm on Showtime.

Watch the trailer for the upcoming season below:

The post Soak in Showtime’s blood-filled ‘Penny Dreadful’ second season trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Top Ten Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2015

12 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to tackle a list of my most anticipated movies of 2015. I'm not going to take the time to count the number of sequels, remakes, spin-offs, reboots, parts two of two or re-imaginings that are hitting theaters this year because, quite frankly, it doesn't matter any more. Trying to figure out where a film like Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens fit into a list of most anticipated films that weren't anything like it was impossible. Even then, how much am I "anticipating" the new Star Wars film versus how curious am I to simply see how it will turn out now that it's out of the hands of George Lucas and into the hands of J.J. Abrams, whose last Star Trek film was a complete messc Therefore, I decided on two distinctions in film, the blockbusters and then everything else. »

- Brad Brevet

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Find 2015 Globes winners Here As They Are Announced

11 January 2015 1:43 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Golden Globes 2015 winners here live: Julianne Moore in the running for 'Still Alice,' 'Maps to the Stars' (photo: Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice') The 2015 Golden Globes Winners will be posted here as they are announced on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Once again, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the awards ceremony. (Scroll down for the full list of Golden Globes 2015 nominations.) Now, following a snafu on the Golden Globes' website, some have been betting on Ava DuVernay's Selma for Best Picture - Drama and Rob Marshall's Into the Woods for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical. Even though the tech company handling the site's graphics has taken full responsibility for the error, asserting that the 2015 "winners" were chosen randomly from the pool of Golden Globe nominees; they just weren't supposed to go live. Those with short memories – and that's most people and »

- Steve Montgomery

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George Lucas, Robert Redford Conversation Highlights Sundance’s ‘Art of Film Weekend’

8 January 2015 5:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sundance Institute announced Thursday that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will take an unprecedented look at the art and craft of filmmaking with its new ‘Art of Film Weekend’ series of offscreen programming.

This year’s festival runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1 in Utah, and the Art of Film Weekend (Jan. 29-31) will highlight the unique roles of writers, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, art directors, costume designers, casting directors, sound designers, composers and the countless others who bring stories to life on screen.

Also Read: James Franco, Jennifer Lopez, Kurt Cobain Movies Highlight Sundance Premieres

The series will »

- Jeff Sneider

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George Lucas coming to Sundance for new 'Art of Film Weekend' series

8 January 2015 12:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Sundance Film Festival announced today that it will hold a series of panels titled the "Art of Film Weekend" which will take place Jan. 29-31. This new initiative should create more buzz worthy moments during a period when the Festival is traditionally winding down. The slate will kick off with a conversation between Festival founder Robert Redford and George Lucas that will be streamed online at Sundance.org. In a release, Festival Director John Cooper noted, "Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our Festival." A full rundown of the panels are as follows: Power of Story: Visions of Independence — Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who »

- Gregory Ellwood

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New ‘Spectre’ Cast Photos Released From Austrian Bond Set

8 January 2015 1:57 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So, the Spectre production has moved on to the snowy climbs of Austria, as revealed in the wintery image that we posted earlier on in the week, and early yesterday, the cast took to the mountains and released a brand new set of images as part of a special photocall. The production is currently shooting in the resort of Sölden, and is expected to continue until next month, according to its official website.

From December 2014 until February 2015 Sölden will be one of the locations where filming for the new James Bond Movie will take place. We kindly ask for your understanding once filming commences; some areas will be subject to close downs or restricted usability.

It goes on to say that the ‘3S Cable Car Gaislachkogl II, piste 1 and 1b and ice Q Restaurant’ will be closed to the public for the shoot, as well as ‘Glacier road incl. the »

- Paul Heath

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