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Alan Rickman Charms Audience During BAFTA Life In Pictures Event

17 April 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

August actor-director Alan Rickman effortlessly charmed audiences on a balmy London evening as he took a stroll down memory lane for the latest in BAFTA’s Life in Pictures series. Recalling a career that has seen him work with some of the film industry’s most talented and eclectic directors, including Neil Jordan, Alfonso Cuaron, Tim Burton, Ang Lee and the late Anthony Minghella, Rickman mused on his late start in the film business. “To be perfectly honest, having a film… »

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“I never make a movie unless I feel that this film will bring me happiness” – Vidhu Vinod Chopra

9 April 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Vidhu Vinod Chopra has produced some of the best in Bollywood from 1989’s Parinda, to 2003’s Munna Bhai Mbbs and the follow up Lage Raho Munna Bhai in 2005, Parineeta in 2005, 3 Idiots in 2009 and last year’s big hit Pk. After making some brilliant films in Bollywood, the director decided to pursue a long held dream of making a film in Hollywood. What is even cooler is that he is just not producing the film, he also wrote and directed the thriller titled Broken Horses. The film stars a huge cast of Hollywood stars including Vincent D’Onofrio (The Judge, Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Alpha Dog) and Chris Marquette (Alpha Dog, The Girl Next Door) along with Spanish actress, Maria Valverde (Exodus), Thomas Jane, and Sean Patrick Flannery.

Broken Horses is about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence. »

- Stacey Yount

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Scientists Choose the 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever

8 April 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

No, despite the rallying cry of Neil deGrasse TysonChristopher Nolan's "Interstellar" did not make the cut. Nor did Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity." We're not sure who Popular Mechanics polled in its list of The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies as Chosen by Scientists, but participating scientists and engineers are in awe of these ten films and their portrayals of science, from astrophysics and artificial intelligence to extraterrestrial life and societal collapse. Read More: Meet the Superstar Behind "Interstellar"'s Amazing Science What are they missing? Though their scientific accuracy may hang in the balance, "Metropolis," "Children of Men" and "Minority Report" come to mind for their exaggerated parables of crumbling future worlds not far from our own. How about "Solaris," "District 9," "Close Encounters," "Gattaca" and "Primer"? Or "Moon," for its highly specific »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Giveaway: Enter to win Oscar Winning film Gravity on Blu-ray with special feature

3 April 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Oscar Winning film, Gravity has just been re-released on Blu-ray with a special feature called, “Gravity: Silent Space.” It’s a new cinematic experience with an introduction by the director Alfonso Cuaron. »

- Jazz Tangcay

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Exclusive: Preview Oscar-Nominee John Debney's Score For The James Cameron Approved 'Broken Horses'

2 April 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's not often that a movie from India gets praise from the likes of James Cameron and Alfonso Cuarón, but "Broken Horses" has seen both directors put their promotional weight behind the unique picture. Today we have an exclusive preview of the score by Oscar-nominee John Debney ("The Passion Of The Christ"). Written, produced, and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Anton Yelchin, Chris Marquette, Maria Velverde, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Thomas Jane, the film promises an intriguing blend of genre elements. Here's the official synopsis: Set in the shadows of the Us-Mexico border gang wars, Broken Horses is an epic thriller about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty and the futility of violence.  Debney's orchestral work seems to follow the peaks and valleys of the story, while also capturing the distinct flavor of the modern setting and the musical influences found »

- Edward Davis

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra: 'Broken Horses will make Indians very proud'

31 March 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Vidhu Vinod Chopra has said Indians will be proud of his Hollywood film Broken Horses.

The award-winning director, famed for making India's highest-grossing blockbuster of all time Pk, has now set a new precedent by becoming the first Indian filmmaker to make a Hollywood production.

Set in the shadows of the Us-Mexico border gang wars, Broken Horses is an epic thriller about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence.

Describing the significance of the film's title, Chopra told Digital Spy: "When they take a wild horse and tame it, in the West they call it breaking in a horse. So Broken Horses is about how we get tamed in life. How when we are born we are free, and slowly we become tamed by the world around us.

"In this case of course it's a film that deals with mafia and mobs on the Mexican border. »

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Exclusive: Gravity Blu-ray Diamond Luxe Special Feature Clip Goes into the Complex Rigs and Lighting

26 March 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today, we’re pleased to debut a special feature clip from the upcoming Gravity Diamond Luxe Edition. The upcoming re-release will feature a Dolby Atmos sound mix and three new special features, and this brief clip highlights the special feature that goes into the complex rigging and lighting that made the space sequences come to life. While I know there are folks who are baffled as to why director Alfonso Cuaron put so much effort into new technology while eschewing scientific facts, I think that even those who didn’t like the film can appreciate the amount of effort that went into creating the groundbreaking visual effects. Check out the Gravity Blu-ray Diamond Luxe Edition special feature clip below and click here to pre-order Amazon.  The Blu-ray will be released on March 31st. [complextv contentid="s1NnQ2dDpyDLXt3tk3VIkjpWqsxgegme" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   [caption id="attachment_370944" align="aligncenter" width="477"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption]

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- Matt Goldberg

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Acclaimed Film Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra To Hold Masterclass at Soas in London in Honour of Broken Horses

24 March 2015 8:16 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The acclaimed film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, famed for making India’s biggest blockbuster of all time Pk as well as other critically-acclaimed cinematic hits, such as 3 Idiots, will take part in a special student masterclass at the world-famous Soas, University of London, on Friday, 27th March 2015. Vidhu Vinod Chopra also has the notable honour of being the first Indian filmmaker to write, produce and direct a Hollywood film with his new offering Broken Horses, which releases on 10th April 2015 through Utv Motion Pictures. The film has already gained critical acclaim from Hollywood legends James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity).

The ‘In Conversation’ interview session is hosted by the National Indian Students Union UK and Soas South Asia Institute, and will be chaired by renowned author and Soas’ Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema Rachel Dwyer.

The audience in the atmospheric Khalili Lecture Theatre will be entertained with 1.5 hours of lively, »

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Sony Sets Its Sights On Louis Leterrier For In The Deep

24 March 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, since sharks have apparently migrated to form weather patterns in the Sharknado franchise, along comes an action-thriller that looks set to put the toothsome terrors right back where they can scare us the most – between us and the shoreline. Such is the very tight premise of In The Deep, which Sony is apparently now courting director Louis Leterrier for.

The script for In The Deep comes with buzz already attached, as it landed squarely on both the 2014 Black List (the best unproduced scripts), and the 2014 Blood List (the best unproduced horror scripts), before being snapped up by Sony. It comes from screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing On 7th Street), and centres on the plight of a twenty-something woman who seeks to ease the pain of mourning her mother by surfing on an isolated beach. This idea of retreating »

- Sarah Myles

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As 'Community' heads to Yahoo, what crazy turn will its story take next?

16 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, "Community" will become the latest cultish show canceled by a traditional TV network to live again via a streaming service — and the first of its kind to migrate over to Yahoo Screen, which will be debuting the rest of this sixth season every Monday night/Tuesday morning at this time(*). (*) There are two episodes tonight, then one a week going forward. So long as I have advance screeners, as well as time in which to do it, I'll be running episode reviews about a half hour (or, tonight, hour) after the episodes go live on Yahoo, for those of you who are up at that time of night (or in a more favorable time zone) to watch it. This is the latest improbable behind-the-scenes development in a series that has seen more than its fair share, including the firing and later re-hiring of creator Dan Harmon, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Interview: Wamg Talks To Treading Water Director Analeine Cal y Mayor – Stars Douglas Smith, Zoë Kravitz & Carrie-Anne Moss

13 March 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Treading Water is a modern-day fairytale complete with hero and heroine, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, a fairy godfather (of sorts) and an unexpected all-dancing / all-swimming finale.

Mica (Douglas Smith) faces a number of challenges. He’s grown up in a house that’s actually a museum celebrating the renowned Mexican crooner Guillermo Garibai (Gonzalo Vega). Mica’s mother Sophie (Ariadna Gil) is the guardian and tour guide of this wildly over-the-top shrine. And then there’s the fact that Mica smells like fish…

Mother and son are both too much (or not enough) for Mica’s father Richard (Don McKellar), who ends up abandoning them. No one around Mica, not even his therapist Catherine (Carrie-Anne Moss), is able to get him on track, until his childhood crush Laura (Zoë Kravitz) swims back into his life. For the first time in his life he feels happy, but Mica ends up losing her as well. »

- Michelle McCue

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Gael Garcia Bernal readies second film as director

10 March 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mexico City-set dark comedy Chicuarotes revolves around teenagers living on the edge of a tourist lake.

Mexican actor, director and producer Gael Garcia Bernal is hoping to shoot his second feature Chicuarotes early next year about a group of teenagers growing up by Xochimilco Lake in Mexico City.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Bernal said: “The film will follow a group of kids - around 14, 15 years-old - who live by the lake. They’re economically poor but not miserable or unhappy, basically living in paradise.

“The narrative of the film follows their dreams of moving up economically and socially. They want to stop working and make lots of money. I can’t tell you now how they attempt to do this but it’s a comedy - a very dark comedy.”

Bernal spoke to Screen on the fringes of the Doha Film Institute’s inaugural Qumra meeting, aimed at nurturing projects by filmmakers in Qatar, across the Middle »

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Gael Garcia Bernal to shoot Chicuarotes in 2016

10 March 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mexico City-set dark comedy revolves around teenagers living on the edge of a tourist lake.

Mexican actor, director and producer Gael Garcia Bernal is hoping to shoot his second feature Chicuarotes early next year about a group of teenagers growing up by Xochimilco Lake in Mexico City.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Bernal said: “The film will follow a group of kids - around 14, 15 years-old - who live by the lake. They’re economically poor but not miserable or unhappy, basically living in paradise.

“The narrative of the film follows their dreams of moving up economically and socially. They want to stop working and make lots of money. I can’t tell you now how they attempt to do this but it’s a comedy - a very dark comedy.”

Bernal spoke to Screen on the fringes of the Doha Film Institute’s inaugural Qumra meeting, aimed at nurturing projects by filmmakers in Qatar, across the Middle »

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Cinderella Soundtrack, Featuring Original Score by Patrick Doyle, Available March 10

2 March 2015 7:08 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella on March 10, 2015.

The album features original music by Patrick Doyle (“Brave,” “Thor”) marking the eleventh time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman and produced by Maggie Rodford. The film arrives in theaters on March 13, 2015.

Patrick Doyle’s long-time creative collaboration with Branagh began in 1989 with “Henry V.” The film’s song ‘Non Nobis Domine’ was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme. In 1991, they re-teamed for “Dead Again,” which earned Doyle a Golden Globe-nomination. Subsequent collaborations include “Frankenstein,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “As You Like It,” “Hamlet” (for which Doyle received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score), “Sleuth,” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”

Patrick Doyle at the World Premiere of Cinderella. »

- Michelle McCue

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Meeting Avid Filmmakers: Four Years of Best Director Interviews

24 February 2015 2:16 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Congratulations Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu, winner of the Oscar for Best Director! This is now four years in a row that I've interviewed the Best Director winner. Though at the time, I wasn't thinking about awards or anything else besides what to ask about the film and their process as a filmmaker. In an industry that loves data and obsessing over success, I can't help but notice a bit of a pattern here. Not that I am any indicator or predictor or grand wizard of the Oscars, but if anything I have my eye trained on very talented filmmakers and outstanding films. With Iñárritu winning this year, that makes four years in a row of winners interviewed, including Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee, even Michel Hazanavicius (of The Artist). Now here's the thing, behind-the-scenes there's a lot going on. Within my own realm, getting interviews is not as easy as it seems. »

- Alex Billington

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Off the Carpet: Unexpected virtue at the 87th Oscars

23 February 2015 1:51 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The fact is I think Alan Sepinwall's review said it perfectly, right there in the headline, really. The 87th Oscars was a memorable event despite itself. A number of touching speeches and human moments on the Dolby Theater stage mostly mitigated some tone deaf writing, late-night-level jokes and an overall flatly produced show that started off so promisingly with an inspired opening number. It was, within that, a rather fitting and organic end to an unusual film awards season. And of course it ended on a note of PC outrage. Who would expect less in this day and age? A number of socio-political statements were made by the evening's winners and none of them rang a false note. It was like the sincerity of significance was clawing past the show's need to go viral or something (thematically interesting to me given what's being studied in the Best Picture victor). Common »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Oscars 2015: 9 Politically-Charged Acceptance Speeches

23 February 2015 4:05 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There may have been few surprises among the winners at Sunday night's Academy Awards, but one surprise was how political their speeches were. After all, in recent years, political statements have largely been unwelcome guests at the Dolby Theater.

In past years, artists from Vanessa Redgrave to Richard Gere to Michael Moore have been criticized for using their time at the Oscar podium to raise controversial issues before a worldwide audience. In an evening of glitz, glamour, and self-congratulation, mentioning the sometimes cruel realities of life beyond Hollywood Boulevard makes winners seem like party poopers. Mentioning God, your cast and crew, your spouse and kids, and Harvey Weinstein is fine, but mentioning the plight of migrant farm workers is a little too much reality for the dream factory.

Nonetheless, several winners at the 87th annual Oscar ceremony used their victory speeches to mention causes important to them. Some of those »

- Gary Susman

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Oscars 2015: Birdman, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore among big winners

22 February 2015 11:28 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Birdman walked away with four of the biggest awards at the Oscars 2015.

The Michael Keaton-starrer beat American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash to the Best Picture award, while Alejandro González Iñárritu was named Best Director.

"Maybe next year the Academy will introduce some kind of immigration law. Two Mexicans in a row, that's suspicious, I guess," Iñárritu joked, referring to Alfonso Cuarón's win for Gravity last year.

The movie also achieved success in the Original Screenplay and Cinematography categories, giving it an equal number of awards to The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Wes Anderson's comedy film starring Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori was recognised for its Costume Design, Make-up and Hairstyling, Original Score and Production Design.

Eddie Redmayne celebrated another Best Actor victory for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything - which he »

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Oscars 2015: Birdman beats Boyhood to win Best Picture

22 February 2015 9:09 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Birdman has won Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.

Alejandro González Iñárritu's technically dazzling character study held off competition from Richard Linklater's Boyhood to take home the top prize.

"Maybe next year the Academy will introduce some kind of immigration law. Two Mexicans in a row, that's suspicious, I guess," Iñárritu joked, referring to Alfonso Cuarón's win for Gravity last year.

"My fellow Mexicans, the ones who are leaving Mexico, I pray that we can find and build a government that we deserve," he concluded later, paying tribute to America as "an incredible immigrant nation".

Post by The Academy.

Birdman's Oscar chances took an upswing last month when it took home the Producers Guild Award - traditionally regarded as a Best Picture predictor - in lieu of assumed frontrunner Boyhood.

The film took home four Oscars in total: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. »

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Oscars: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Wins Best Director for ‘Birdman’

22 February 2015 8:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Best Director Oscar for “Birdman,” his groundbreaking comedy-drama exploring inner voices and the desperation of acting.

The Mexico native won over Wes Anderson for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Richard Linklater for “Boyhood,” Bennett Miller for “Foxcatcher” and Morten Tydlum for “The Imitation Game.”

Linklater and “Boyhood” had been regarded as the awards-season front-runners until recent weeks.. The unique nature of “Birdman,” with its long takes and intensity, has elevated the status of the latter.

Inarritu directed “Birdman” to be shown as a single shot with production taking place in 23 days in New York City during the spring of 2013 with a budget of $16.5 million.

The Oscar win for Inarritu comes two weeks after he took the DGA trophy – one of the top indicators of Oscar sentiment with all but seven of the DGA winners since 1948 going on to take the Best Director Oscar. Fellow Meixcan »

- Dave McNary

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