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'Mad Men' 2015 Emmys Ads Aim to Get Jon Hamm His First Win — Will It Work?

7 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After eight years, it's either painfully redundant or painfully eye-opening to remind people the man behind Don Draper has never won an Emmy. Sure, Hamm snagged one Golden Globe for his work on "Mad Men," but the repeated snubs by the TV Academy have stacked up over the years to a preposterous point. He's now on the infamous level of Jason Alexander — the "Seinfeld" star who went zero for seven at the Emmys — and Steve Carell (0-6 for "The Office," plus three more misses if you count his losses as the show's producer) as unrewarded actors who nailed iconic roles. Read More: 2015 Emmys Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series AMC is looking to change that in the series' final year of eligibility. With its new Emmys ads — rolling out in Los Angeles on June 1 — the network has created a special campaign designed to play up nostalgia for its unjustly ignored star. »

- Ben Travers

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'Mad Men' 2015 Emmys Ads Aim to Get Jon Hamm His First Win — Will It Work?

7 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After eight years, it's either painfully redundant or painfully eye-opening to remind people the man behind Don Draper has never won an Emmy. Sure, Hamm snagged one Golden Globe for his work on "Mad Men," but the repeated snubs by the TV Academy have stacked up over the years to a preposterous point. He's now on the infamous level of Jason Alexander — the "Seinfeld" star who went zero for seven at the Emmys — and Steve Carell (0-6 for "The Office," plus three more misses if you count his losses as the show's producer) as unrewarded actors who nailed iconic roles. Read More: 2015 Emmys Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series AMC is looking to change that in the series' final year of eligibility. With its new Emmys ads — rolling out in Los Angeles on June 1 — the network has created a special campaign designed to play up nostalgia for its unjustly ignored star. »

- Ben Travers

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Judd Apatow Wants to Make the Real World as Nice as His Movies

20 hours ago | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Two and a half years ago, Judd Apatow released This Is 40, the most personal film of his career. He was anxious. He usually is. His default setting is inward panic.

"I don't know if people can understand the pressure to be funny," Apatow says today, "just knowing how badly you can fail and how embarrassing it will be."

To the public, Apatow had nothing to fear. He was the king of comedy, the overlord of an unprecedented seven-year, 21-film barrage of hits and near-hits that he'd either directed, written, or produced. His leading men had become marquee names: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Paul Rudd. And Bridesmaids had recently given him his biggest box office haul ever.

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

25 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino has led Christoph Waltz to two Oscars in this category, but Waltz is absent from the director's latest, "The Hateful Eight." That film boasts a whopping seven potential contenders in this category (only of the noted eight is a woman, which could get Jennifer Jason Leigh a nod in the supporting actress race). Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson seem like they have the showiest parts, putting them in contention amidst a seemingly endless list of other contenders: Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels ("Steve Jobs"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon ("Black Mass"), Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Alan Alda ("Bridge of Spies"), Bradley Cooper ("Joy"), Steve Carell ("Freeheld"), Dominic West and Jude Law ("Genius") and Mr. Waltz himself ("Tulip Fever"). We truly could go on and on... It will also be interesting to see how many nominees from last year pop up here. Beyond the noted »

- Peter Knegt

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On Demand DVD New Releases May 25-31

25 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD New Releases May 25-31 Foxcatcher (pictured below)  John du Pont is craving the chance to craft his legacy. He creates an amazing wrestling facility and recruits Mark Schultz to move to his ranch. Soon after, Mark’s brother Dave joins him to help lead the Olympic hopefuls training there. The story becomes tragic as we witness du Pont’s spiral into madness. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo (R, 2:14) 5/26 Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Actor (Steve Carrell), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo) Updated: Now seeing a 6/2 release date for Foxcatcher  The Loft A penthouse loft … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases May 25-31 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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With 'Entourage' arriving soon, we examine classic films about boys being boys

24 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – A Most Violent Year, Foxcatcher, Into The Woods, Orange Is The New Black Season 2

19 May 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer and Blu-ray nut Scott Davis takes his weekly look at what’s new and hot in the world of Blu-ray…

In this week’s UK edition, we have Steve Carell and Channing Tatum wrestling in Foxcatcher, lots of singing in the woods with Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick in Into The Woods, and arguably the best film of 2015 so far, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

A Most Violent Year

One of the outstanding films of 2015 so far, J.C. Chandor’s magnificent epic stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks and is set in 1981, New York City’s most violent year ever.

See Also: Read our review of A Most Violent Year here

Foxcatcher

Acclaimed with a huge standing ovation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, director Bennett Miller’s excellent sports drama was not as successful »

- Scott J. Davis

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David Brent Movie ‘Life On The Road’ To Release In Summer Of 2016

18 May 2015 1:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received word that the Ricky Gervais character of David Brent will get his own movie, Life On The Road, and it will be released in the summer of 2016 in the UkK through eOne.

The film will be based on the character of David Brent from the original UK version of The Office which ran for two seasons and two Christmas specials. The show famously spawned the hit multiple-seasoned Us version starring Steve Carell.

Here’s the release.

Twelve years ago, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) was a regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants. In Summer 2016, get ready to see him on the big screen as he chases fame and fortune in Life On The Road.

Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, »

- Paul Heath

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Win ‘Foxcatcher’ T-Shirt & DVD!

16 May 2015 4:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nominated for five Academy Awards and two BAFTA’s, the most anticipated thriller of the year – Foxcatcher – comes to DVD & Blu-ray on 18 May, and to celebrate we have 3 Blu-rays with T-shirts to give away!

Foxcatcher is a gripping tale based on true events that presents us with exceptional, outstanding performances from all three leading cast members: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. When wealthy John du Pont (Steve Carell) invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his charismatic and revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo) and instantly accepts his offer.

However, du Pont begins to lead Mark down a dark path while becoming fixated on recruiting Dave to ‘Team Foxcatcher’. As tensions and paranoia run high through their constant power-struggles and the pursuit of victory, »

- Dan Bullock

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New 'Minions' Trailer is Really Long and a Bit Meh

14 May 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I like the little yellow minions that run around speaking gibberish in the Despicable Me movies. In fact, I said as much as the opening line in my review of Despicable Me 2. However, after watching this trailer for the upcoming Minions movie I can't say I was particularly moved to laughter. In fact, not even a chuckle. Is this simply a case of too much of a good thingc Set to hit theaters on July 10, the Minions movie is set 42 years before the little yellow guys came under the employ of Gru (Steve Carell) and this trailer gives an idea of the multitude of villains they served since prehistoric times only to now find them serving Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock). I can only imagine at the end of this one Scarlet's plans will be thwarted and Gru will make a quick appearance, but in the end, is »

- Brad Brevet

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The Full Minions Trailer Is Really Goofy

14 May 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Universal's Minions, the upcoming prequel/spinoff film of The Despicable Me series, just dropped a brand new trailer, showcasing the globetrotting travails of the apparently-ancient little loveable lackeys who are as short on brains as they are in stature. Besides the typical assortment of poorly-executed illegalities, the Minions find themselves in 1968 London. throwing down with Queen Elizabeth! The signature brand of missteps and mischief that audiences have come to know and love from the Despicable Me films are well on display in this latest trailer for Minions. This time, we.re getting more of a focus on the plot, which is primarily set in 1968, well before the days of their tenure with Felonious Gru (Steve Carell), when Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob break away from the pack of their reclusive, idle and masterless kin to venture on an odyssey to find themselves a new master to badly serve. Ending up »

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Blu-Ray Review

14 May 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

You have to give a bit of applause to Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner for being in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It isn’t that it’s good, because it really isn’t, but it’s a fun, family-friendly effort that aims at making kids laugh.

In the world of movies geared towards younger audiences, there are two camps – those that have some appeal to older audiences as well, and those that really, really don’t. This one is squarely in the latter camp, which actually makes it hard to judge.

Sure, it’s fairly stupid, but it isn’t precisely because it thinks you’re stupid (or kids are). It’s just that if you’re young, you’re easier to get a laugh out of, and things like getting kicked by a kangaroo are hilarious.

While the film manages a decent story, »

- Marc Eastman

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Mark Schultz: 'Foxcatcher turned my story from Rocky to Rocky Horror'

14 May 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Schultz has hit out at Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller once again.

The wrester said that Miller turned his life into a "horror story" by focusing on the murder of his brother Dave, who was played by Mark Ruffalo in the 2014 film.

He told ShortList: "I'm happy that my brother was immortalised. That was the main reason I did it.

"I'm very happy that it got five Oscar nominations and that they got Channing Tatum to play me, I keep telling people the only guy they could come up with to play me was the sexiest man in the world!

"But I didn't expect Miller to choose the darkest part of my life to focus on - Dave's murder - and expand that into a movie. I thought they'd focus on the wrestling, becoming the ultimate cage fighter, being victorious.

"It ended up being almost the complete opposite - a nightmare, »

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Ricky Gervais to Play David Brent Again in Life On The Road

13 May 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There's The Office and then there's The Office. For many, that name conjures up images of Steve Carell and John Krasinski's hijinks, Mindy Kaling obsessing over B.J. Novak, and Craig Robinson routinely being the funniest person in the room. For others, however, the first thing that pops into their minds is Ricky Gervais's inexplicable David Brent, dancing and gyrating to calcified pop rock, or the great Martin Freeman flirting with Lucy Davis at the front desk. The former bid farewell to network television a few years ago, but the return of David Brent is seemingly imminent, as Entertainment One and BBC Films announced today that they will be co-funding and distributing Life on the Road, a feature-length film wherein a documentary crew catches up with Brent once again. [caption id="attachment_458425" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via BBC[/caption] "BBC Films is thrilled to be supporting David Brent in this exciting new phase of his career, »

- Chris Cabin

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Karen Gillan Joins Brad Pitt’s ‘The Big Short’

8 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Former Doctor Who star and Guardians Of The Galaxy’s bald blue badass Karen Gillan has been cast in The Big Short, a drama about the American 2007-10 financial crisis produced by Brad Pitts’s Plan B Entertainment.

It appears to be a small role, but is another considerable step up the movie ladder for the increasingly popular actress. Further details aren’t known, but she revealed the news herself via Twitter:

Just had an amazingly fun day shooting on The Big Short film!

Karen Gillan (@karengillan) May 8, 2015

Starring Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo, the film has been adapted from factual tome The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. Plan B also brought Lewis’s sports chronicle Moneyball to the screen. Comedic helmer Adam McKay is writing and directing the project, which injects some fictional life into the source material. Filming »

- Steve Palace

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Amber Rose Seems to Regret Getting Drunk and Telling the World That Kanye West Doesn't Write His Own Songs

8 May 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Is Amber Rose finally done with the Kanye West comments? She appears to have seen the error of her ways this morning, posting on Instagram a shot of Steve Carell as gaffe-spewing Michael Scott on The Office with the caption, "Lol Note to self Amber- when ur s--t faced off the Crown and coke stfu it's not cute." Rose, who was once engaged to the rapper, was caught on video at L.A.'s Supper Club earlier this week ranting that West didn't write his own music after, apparently, the DJ put on a Kanye tune. "Stop playing n---as I used to f--k," a mic-wielding Rose, who was wearing a skin-tight nude outfit, got on stage and said. "Stop!" The crowd mostly laughed »

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Bankside sells Julianne Moore-Ellen Page drama 'Freeheld'

7 May 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France, Germany, Spain, South Korea make deals on gay rights drama.

Bankside Films has inked a slew of deals on Peter Sollett’s anticipated drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon and Steve Carell.

The company has sold the film to airlines (Entertainment in Motion), Eastern Europe (Megalow Media), France (Selective Films), Germany (Universum), Greece (Hollywood Films), Hong Kong (Edko), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Middle East (Front Row), Portugal (Outsider Films), Scandinavia (Mis.Label), South Africa (M-Net), South Korea (Rainbow Films), Switzerland (Praesens), Spain (Filmax), Taiwan (Movie Cloud) and Turkey (Filma).

Lionsgate picked up Us rights during Berlin while previous deals include UK and Australia/New Zealand (Entertainment One) Benelux (September Films), Italy (Videa), Latin America (Cdc United Network).

Based on a true story, Freeheld follows a gay policewoman’s struggle to ensure that her police pension is passed to her lesbian partner when she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Time Machine: Woman in Red Hathaway on Red Carpet - Co-Hosts of Worst Oscar Ceremony Ever?

6 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Anne Hathaway Red Dress at the 83rd Academy Awards Oscar host Anne Hathaway Wearing a blindingly bright red dress, Anne Hathaway, sporting a blindingly bright white smile, is pictured above at the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Rachel Getting Married in early 2009, was this year's Oscar ceremony co-host alongside Best Actor nominee James Franco (127 Hours). More on that further below. Anne Hathaway movies Below is a partial list of Anne Hathaway films.* Her big-screen debut took place in 2001. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016). Director: James Bobin. Cast: Mia Wasikowska. Johnny Depp. Helena Bonham Carter. Sacha Baron Cohen. Anne Hathaway. The Interns (2015). Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Anne Hathaway. Robert De Niro. Interstellar (2014). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Matthew McConaughey. Jessica Chastain. Anne Hathaway. Mackenzie Foy. Michael Caine. Matt Damon. Ellen Burstyn. Don Jon (2013). Les Misérables (2012). Director: Tom Hooper. »

- D. Zhea

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8 Unexpectedly Great Dramatic Performances From Comedic Actors

5 May 2015 6:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Few performances pique an audience’s interest more than a funny man or woman shedding their goofy onscreen persona to show something more tender or heartbreaking underneath. Many people seem to forget that, for the most part, actors who pursue the art of performance do so hoping for serious dramatic work. Some just find an affinity for lighter roles and sly character parts that hone his or her comedic timing. For a large slew of actors that find success in the comedy genre, a dramatic turn is not as much a transformation but a return to the core of what they love to do.

On the flipside, some actors with a reputation for serious leading roles can find their niche (and be remembered most fondly) for showing off a goofier side. For instance, Leslie Nielsen was a recognizable straight man for many years before he used his gravitas as a »

- Jordan Adler

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Foxcatcher Director Makes Some Toilet Paper Ads

2 May 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Bennett Miller, who nabbed a Best Director Oscar nomination for his work on Foxcatcher, is trying his hand at something a little less severe: toilet paper. Miller recently helmed a trio of Quilted Northern commercials, which feature no actual actors (sorry, Channing Tatum fans), but rather a toy alligator, a rabbit figurine, and a photo of "great-grandpa Thaddeus." (The Hollywood Reporter writes that the campaign is the brainchild of New York–based ad agency Droga5, in case you're interested.) It's too bad they couldn’t work Steve Carell’s fake nose into the commercial somehow. »

- Greg Cwik

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