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Get on Up: Sharen Davis Shares Costume Design Sketches

9 December 2014 4:26 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

As Get on Up, director Tate Taylor’s look at the life of singing legend James Brown, hits UK screens we have some fantastic sketches to share of the film’s costuming.

Costume designer for Get on Up is the one and only Sharen Davis, who previously worked with Taylor on The Help, although you may know her better for Devil in a Blue Dress, Dreamgirls, Ray and Django Unchained. Davis is absurdly talented and every single project she undertakes should be greeted with cheers by any costume fan. Get on Up with its collective of lowly, stage and civvie ensembles worn by Chadwick Boseman as adult James Joseph Brown (60+changes) is no exception.

Moreover, not only are Clothes on Film lucky enough to be publishing these sketches, we also have some exclusive snippets from Sharen Davis on her approach to the film. We would say ‘enjoy’, but that should »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Oscar news: Benedict Cumberbatch on playing a genius, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' sneak peek

21 November 2014 6:03 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

. Diane Tsai observes: Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to portraying individuals of remarkable intelligence, having taken on roles ranging from "Star Trek"‘s super-human Khan to Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game." The actor says of portraying them, “It’s also, actually, the great gift I suppose — is to realize that they’re bound by the human condition. They’re blood and flesh like us. They live in the same worlds as us.” Time -Break- Related: 'Selma' intensifies its march on Oscars: Can it go all the way? Jeff Labrecque sits down with rising star Chadwick Boseman who talks about landing the starring role in "Get On Up": We had three days of Aakoman Jones throwing me James Brown choreography vocabulary. They got together Robert L. Stevenson, who made the wigs for the film, and Sharen Davis to do the wardrobe for the test, and we shot the concert scene, »

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Principal Photography Begins On The 5th Wave Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

23 October 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has commenced on the highly anticipated motion picture The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. The action-adventure film is directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. The producers are Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe. Denis O’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Slated for domestic release on January 29, 2016, The 5th Wave stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cassie, Nick Robinson as Ben Parishaka “Zombie,” Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated.  Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. »

- Michelle McCue

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'The 5th Wave' Begins Production with Chloe Moretz

23 October 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has commenced on the highly anticipated motion picture The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures' adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. The action-adventure film is directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. The producers are Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe. Denis O'Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Slated for domestic release on January 29, 2016, The 5th Wave stars Chloe Moretz as Cassie, Nick Robinson as Ben Parish aka "Zombie," Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. »

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Oscar Season Gift From The Academy As Stunning Hollywood Costume Exhibit Premieres At Future Site Of Movie Museum

2 October 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

It may not be the Grand Opening celebration that the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences is going to be throwing when they  launch the long-awaited Academy  Museum Of Motion Pictures at some point in 2017 as is now planned,  but the Los Angeles debut of the much-acclaimed Hollywood Costume exhibit imported by the Academy  from the Victoria And Albert Museum in London  is really  something to see.  The Academy’s Ellen Harrington told me at Wednesday night’s opening event (in the space at Wilshire and Fairfax  that will eventually become the Acad’s Museum ) that it took them months just  to get it in the kind of shape needed to house this remarkable exhibit celebrating the art of costume design and its vital importance, in so many ways, to the art  of movies.  With over 150 costumes including 40 newly added ones just for the Los Angeles version this is an »

- Pete Hammond

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The Academy Celebrates The Opening of The Hollywood Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles

30 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem and Michelle McCue

“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he’s become a different person.”

Edith Head

On Monday, Wamg attended the press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building.

Taking five years to create, this exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.

Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition »

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Watch designer Jum Nakao create a 'Marie Antoinette'-inspired dress out of Sofia Coppola's script

30 September 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Japanese-Brazilian fashion designer Jum Nakao is fascinated by paper. He sees the material as both "very ephemeral, very fragile" and, with the right words scribbled across it, powerful enough to change the world. So when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked Nakao to create a piece celebrating the opening of its upcoming "Hollywood Costume," the artist naturally went back to the page. The assignment: Design and construct a dress inspired by the 2006 period drama "Marie Antoinette." The result: A lavish gown composed entirely of pages from Sofia Coppola's script. In the below video, Nakao slices, curls, frills, and stitches the basic Courier-imbued pages into something worthy of the big screen. Waxing poetic on the costuming art, Nakao says, "A costume is like a pixel in a picture. All of the pixels are important, not just the costume, the set or the lighting.When you are inside a perfect costume, »

- Matt Patches

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Below the Line Bookings

17 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked d.p. Sean Bobbit (“12 Years a Slave”) (pictured middle) on Steve McQueen’s untitled HBO pilot; costume designer Sharen Davis (”Get On Up”) on J Blakeson’s “The Fifth Wave”; production designers William O. Hunter (art director on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) on Michael Carney’s “Same Kind of Different as Me” and Charles Wood (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Dr. Strange” for Marvel Studios; special effects supervisor Chris Reynolds (“The World’s End”) on Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”; and assistant director Steve Andrews (“The Bourne Legacy) on James Vanderbilt’s “Truth.”

Dattner Dispoto has booked d.p.’s Robert Gantz (“White Collar”) on Jean-Francois Richet’s “Un moment d’egarement,” David Moxness (“Graceland”) on ABC’s “Forever,” Jim Hawkinson (“Hannibal”) on SyFy’s “The Man in the High Castle” pilot and »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below the Line Bookings

17 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked d.p. Sean Bobbit (“12 Years a Slave”) (pictured middle) on Steve McQueen’s untitled HBO pilot; costume designer Sharen Davis (”Get On Up”) on J Blakeson’s “The Fifth Wave”; production designers William O. Hunter (art director on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) on Michael Carney’s “Same Kind of Different as Me” and Charles Wood (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Dr. Strange” for Marvel Studios; special effects supervisor Chris Reynolds (“The World’s End”) on Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”; and assistant director Steve Andrews (“The Bourne Legacy) on James Vanderbilt’s “Truth.”

Dattner Dispoto has booked d.p.’s Robert Gantz (“White Collar”) on Jean-Francois Richet’s “Un moment d’egarement,” David Moxness (“Graceland”) on ABC’s “Forever,” Jim Hawkinson (“Hannibal”) on SyFy’s “The Man in the High Castle” pilot and »

- Peter Caranicas

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Sharen Davis’ Costumes Spiff ‘Up’ James Brown Biopic

6 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to recreating the world of iconic ’60/’70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage.

For “Dreamgirls,” the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of the Supremes, and “Ray,” the cradle-to-the-grave biopic about bluesman Ray Charles, Davis’ costumes ranged from fanciful to picture-perfect accuracy. But for the James Brown movie “Get On Up,” her approach landed somewhere in between.

“On ‘Ray,’ even though it was the same time period, I kind of really stayed correct with him,” explains the two-time Oscar-nominee who reteamed with “The Help” director Tate Taylor on the Brown biopic. “But, for ‘Get On Up,’ the script is so wildly non-linear, I told Tate, ‘I think I need to take a few liberties when he’s not on stage.”

Even in performance, she spruced up Brown’s duds, altering the »

- Steve Chagollan

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'Get On Up' (2014) Movie Review

31 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't expect biopics to ever give me the full story or even an accurate story for that matter. In fact, many documentaries are only giving us one side of the argument and sometimes less than that when compared to films based on a true story. So when it comes to Tate Taylor's take on the life of the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown, Get On Up plays like a film that gives us a small taste of the darkness that was in Brown's soul after a rough upbringing and a life in which he felt he was always on his own. The result is entertaining and inspiring while also being a little bloated in the middle. One thing, however, is for certain, Chadwick Boseman continues to impress, following up his performance in 42 with another "out of the park" portrayal of an iconic, bigger-than-life star. The screenplay by Jez »

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Get On Up Review

29 July 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Chadwick Boseman does not look likes James Brown. He did not look like Jackie Robinson either before playing #42 in last year’s hit about the barrier-shattering athlete, but Boseman’s magnetism and charm made up for the actor’s leanness and lack of cosmetic similarity. Now, the young actor has mastered another legendary man of the 20th century, the groovy funkster whose howl on “I Got You (I Feel Good)” is still one of the most exhilarating moments in popular music.

As James Brown in Get On Up, Boseman wears a heavy jaw of make-up on his face, which could have been more distracting had the actor not nailed the slurred speech, the electric rasp, and the dazzling dancing feet of the pop music icon. It’s an performance that is as impressive as Jamie Foxx’s show-stopping turn as Ray Charles ten years ago. (Like Foxx, though, Boseman does »

- Jordan Adler

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Gojira Reborn: The Making of Godzilla

9 July 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects producer Allen Maris, production visual effects supervisor John Dykstra; visual effects supervisors  Ken McGaughGuillaume Rocheron and Darren Poe, previs supervisor Eric Carney and designer Christian Pearce about the monstrous task of bringing a Toho Studios icon back to the big screen….

“I received a call from Kim LoCascio, Legendary’s VFX Executive, saying they had a cool project that was starting to gear up and asked if I’d like to meet for it,” recalls VFX Producer Allen Maris (Prometheus) as to how he became involved with reviving a Toho Studios iconic diakaiju (giant monster) called Gojira which is better known outside of Japan as Godzilla.   “I met with her and Ty Warren and then they set up a Skype interview with Gareth [Edwards].  I started the week after that.”  A major conventional presentation served as a starting point.   “Coming into this one, they »

- Trevor Hogg

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Hollywood Costume Lands At The Academy

8 July 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.

The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes from over 60 lenders. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 30 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Burt, 2013) – a recent acquisition to the Academy’s collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, »

- Michelle McCue

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Costume Stories, This Week: Indiana Jones and Godzilla

24 May 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Catch up with the costume gossip you’ve missed.

Godzilla

“Contemporary in design with a multitude of uniforms”, says costume designer Sharen Davis. We remember chatting to Ms. Davis about her work on Godzilla during an interview for Django Unchained – she was so stoked to be working with director Gareth Edwards.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Q&A with ace Louise Mingenbach which we haven’t read because we haven’t seen the movie yet.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

For the film’s 30th birthday an enticing look back at Anthony Powell’s costume design by Tim Pelan for Cinetropolis.

Game of Thrones

More secrets in the costumes, unless you want to do the work yourself.

Belle

The always worth visiting Recycled Movie Costumes has spotted where you may have seen that (pre-Photoshop) Belle dress before…

Passionate Beauties and Sensual Bohemians

Kay Noske posts a dreamy Sunday »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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'Godzilla' Giveaway

9 May 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In anticipation of the film's release, Latino-Review  is givinging away a few "Godzilla"-related items to some lucky readers, including a full color "Godzilla" towel, "Godzilla" Hoody, IMAX passes to see the film, and much more.

In order to enter the contest, email Latinoreviewmail@gmail.com with your name and address and include "Godzilla" Giveaway in the subject headline.

This giveaway will be open until May 19th at noon Pst and is only open to residents of the United States.  Also, only one entry per person.  Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries and randomly draw winners that day. Winners will be advised via email.

Here is what we got.

"Godzilla" Motorola Talkabout Rechargeable Two-Way Radios - Arv $100Canvas Men's "Godzilla Nautilus 24" Vintage Black T-Shirt - Arv  $27.50"Godzilla" Adjustable Flat Bill Black Hat – Arv $13.50Full Color "Godzilla" Towel – Arv $35Set of 4 "Godzilla" Mighty Magnets in Clear Box »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Contest – Win Godzilla Prizes

9 May 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Godzilla stomps into theaters Friday, May 16th and Wamg has King-Sized prize packs to give away!

The world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure Godzilla. From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

One Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

A Godzilla Action Figure

And

One Runner Up will receive

2 Small Action Figures

And

Three additional Godzilla mini-prizepacks will be awarded

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries. »

- Movie Geeks

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St. Louis: Win Passes to an Advance Screening & More for ‘Godzilla’

25 April 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Fiends! We have a fun contest for everyone to score passes for an Advance Screening to Godzilla as well as a Grand Prize winner to score VIP/Reserved seats for the Advance Screening and a awesome Godzilla Army Duffle Bag! Read below for all the rules & details!

Main Trailer

Teaser Trailer

Synopsis

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).

Edwards directs »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards Fan Interviews & New TV Spots

4 April 2014 7:03 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the run up to the release of Godzilla, Warner Bros. Pictures is releasing a full series of videos launching on Wednesday each week.

In the weekly ‘Meet the Director’ series, British director Gareth Edwards divulges his experience of taking on the biggest movie of 2014 and about the advantages of being surrounded by “the best of the best” for the release of Godzilla.

In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure Godzilla. From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

Watch the brand new TV spots for the film.

Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen »

- Michelle McCue

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New Godzilla Trailer Emerges

25 February 2014 11:30 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the brand new trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson , Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, and Sally Hawkins, with Oscar nominee David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein and Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption”), story by David Callaham and Max Borenstein, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by Toho Co., Ltd.  Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian RogersPatricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia are serving as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Anna Karenina, »

- Michelle McCue

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