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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

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Time Machine: Academy Award winner Reznor and Wife on Red Carpet

1 May 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig at the Oscars Sporting an ultra-cool look, Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig, both members of the hip, experimental band How to Destroy Angels, arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Trent Reznor, formerly the frontman of the alternative rock group Nine Inch Nails, and fellow How to Destroy Angels band member Atticus Ross went on to share the Best Original Score Oscar for their work on David Fincher's Facebook movie The Social Network. After Reznor's Oscar win, "I want to thank you like an animal" became a Twitter hit – in reference to a similar-sounding line found in the Nine Inch Nails' 1994 song "Closer." Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' Oscar 2011 competitors were: Hans Zimmer, at one point the favorite for the Best Original Score Academy Award, for »

- D. Zhea

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Dragons: Race To The Edge – first trailer for Netflix How To Train Your Dragon spin-off

15 April 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here's our first look at Netflix's How To Train Your Dragon spin-off, Dragons: Race To The Edge, out this June...

Not content with just co-creating shows that expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Netflix also have their hand in building the world surrounding DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon movies.

Of course, Cartoon Network have already offered us Dragons: Riders Of Berk and Dragons: Defenders Of Berk, but Netflix are now taking over the reigns with what they’re assuring us is an ‘all new’ series (interestingly, there’s no mention of the other shows in their press release).

We got our first glimpse at their new series – dubbed Dragons: Race To The Edge – earlier this week. See it for yourself here…

In favour of a binge-watching viewing style, all 13 episodes of Dragons: Race To The Edge will land online on Friday the 26th of June.

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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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And the winners of the 87th Academy Awards are…

23 February 2015 12:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 87th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night, with Birdman named Best Picture, as well as taking home a further three awards – Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel also managed a haul of four Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redymayne (The Theory of Everything) were honoured with Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) received Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

You can check out a full list of the nominations below, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Achievement in directing

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman wins best film, director

22 February 2015 10:25 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A memorable 87th annual Academy Awards for Fox Searchlight saw Birdman claim best film, director and two other statuettes to tie with The Grand Budapest Hotel’s four-strong haul.

Boyhood, which entered the evening on six nominations and had been expected to push Birdman in several of the senior categories on Sunday night, won a sole best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.

The film’s time in the Oscar ceremony spotlight will not be forgotten, however, as Arquette paid tribute to her “Boyhood family” and made an impassioned plea for wage equality that spread like wildfire across social media.

Eddie Redmayne from The Theory Of Everything prevailed in a tight best actor contest to deny Michael Keaton another success for Birdman. The popular victory had the British actor jumping with excitement on stage at the Dolby Theatre.

Julianne Moore finally converted her fifth Academy Award nomination into a win for her performance in Still Alice in what »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Live Update: Thn Brings You The 2015 Oscar Winners List

22 February 2015 5:40 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As Billy Crystal always sang… It’s time for Oscar, Oscar Oscar.

That’s right – it’s Oscar day and Thn will be tweeting and updating you live with the latest Oscar winners at this years Academy Awards.

So don’t worry about not being close to a TV screen, stay with us as we bring you our predictions and the actual winners right here.

Here are the winners as they are announced live.

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

My Prediction: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Thn’s Prediction: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Winner: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Achievement In Costume Design

My Prediction: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Thn’s Prediction: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Winner: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Achievement In Makeup And Hairstyling

My Prediction: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians Of The Galaxy

Thn’s Prediction: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, »

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Oscar Winners 2015: Updated List

22 February 2015 5:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

See below a full list of winners from the 87th Academy Awards, announced Sunday at the Dolby Theater. The show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired live on ABC. “Birdman,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” came out of the event as big winners.

Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers (Winner)

Director

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Winner)

BoyhoodRichard Linklater

FoxcatcherBennett Miller

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson

The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum

Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash” (Winner)

Robert Duvall in “The Judge

Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood

Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood” (Winner)

Laura Dern in “Wild

Keira Knightley in »

- Variety Staff

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

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Oscars 2015: Live Blog

22 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”

Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.

And now Matthew McConaughey saunters on stage to announce best actress. Julianne Moore, five times a nominee at the Oscars is the favourite. Will she get it this time for Still Alice? Yes she’s got »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Our 2015 Oscar Predictions

21 February 2015 12:34 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nearly twelve years of doing this here at Thn and I have never written an article predicting the winners of the Oscars. So, following a swift few pints in the pub on Friday evening, I thought that I would put finger to keyboard and do just that. While these are not necessarily what I want to win on Sunday evening, they are what we think will win. See if you agree.

Best Picture

So, this is between Birdman and Boyhood. I’ve seen both movies and loved them both, of course. I predict that Michael Keaton will possibly miss out on the Best Actor gong, and with it, I think that Birdman will be runner-up in a lot of the categories. Boyhood did extremely well at the BAFTAs two weeks ago, and I think that trend will continue here, but I do think that Birdman will nail Best Picture.

Also ran: Boyhood, »

- Paul Heath

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Animated Features Films Bring The Magic As Academy Celebrates The Nominees

20 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Michelle McCue and Melissa Thompson

This year there are 30 nominees in the animated category, between the Short and Features. “Don’t we love these people who bring us the magic?,” said Academy Governor Bill Kroyer as The Academy celebrated the Feature Animated films on Thursday.

The Academy presented their seventh annual event celebrating the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film.

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who won last year’s Animated Feature Film Oscar for Frozen, moderated the discussion with all the nominated filmmakers from Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. This year’s nominated films come from around the world and encompass traditional animation, computer animation and stop-motion, and the evening also featured clips from each film.

Prior to the panel discussion, a few of the nominees spoke with Wamg.

Nominees Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold, »

- Movie Geeks

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Oscars Predictions 2015 According To Wamg

19 February 2015 3:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

When the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16, 1929, at an Academy banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, movies had just begun to talk. The attendance was 270 and guest tickets cost $5. It was a long banquet, filled with speeches, but presentation of the statuettes was handled expeditiously by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks.

The suspense that now touches most of the world at Oscar time was not always a characteristic of the Awards presentation. That first year, the award recipients were announced to the public three months ahead of the ceremony.

Today, Oscar pundits and fans alike avidly watch the precursor and guild awards to ultimately make their predictions in the 24 categories. Academy members have cast their ballots, so now it’s our turn for our Oscar picks.

Need some help in that office Oscar pool or at the party you’re throwing at home? Wamg is here to help. »

- Movie Geeks

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Best Adapted Screenplay: Will 'Whiplash' upset the applecart?

16 February 2015 10:42 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we touched on in Writers Guild Awards coverage over the weekend, the screenplay categories are a certifiable mess this year because of all the unexpected wild cards. Best Picture frontrunner "Birdman" was ineligible for WGA. Indie favorite "Whiplash" competed in the original category with the WGA but was deemed adapted by the Academy. There hasn't been a lot of consistency in the run-up to the Oscars, so basically, you can argue things just about any way you'd like and you would have a point. But let's look at adapted specifically. If any of the nominees is just happy to be here, it's probably the best of the lot. Paul Thomas Anderson couldn't even get a little love from the Guild, which opted for "Guardians of the Galaxy" rather than "Inherent Vice." Luckily, the Academy's writers branch stuck up for him and here he is, destined to be a bridesmaid »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Oscars: Cate Blanchett Returning To Academy Awards After Encounters With Dragons, Hobbits, Cinderella & Rooney Mara

11 February 2015 5:59 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: One year later, 2013 Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett is ready to hit the Oscar stage again.  This year she will be opening the envelope and announcing the name of the Lead Actor winner, the most hotly contested of all acting races. But when I mentioned that as I spoke with her on the phone her home in Australia, Blanchett almost brushed it aside, wanting to talk about instead about a different category: the one she won in last year for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. “Well, I don’t know. There are also a lot of great performances, yet again by women, and another five that didn’t make it could easily have been nominated,” she said.

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since she became a first-time Best Actress winner after winning in 2004 for her Supporting role as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator. »

- Pete Hammond

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Cate Blanchett on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3′ and the Fear of Oscar Speeches

10 February 2015 1:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For Cate Blanchett, all roads these days lead to Oscar.

Last year’s best actress winner (“Blue Jasmine”) will be a presenter on Feb. 22. She will also be represented in the feature animation race, thanks to her voice work in “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

And she landed that job at an Oscar ceremony.

When the 2010 “Dragon” was nominated, director Dean DeBlois approached her at the ceremony about doing a role in the sequel. As she told Variety, “He just walked up to me and said, ‘I’ve written a part for you.’ I thought, ‘Yeah, that is such a line…!’ But he had. He said she was a Jane Goodall-type of character who had spent her life with dragons. I loved the first film and had watched it about nine times with my boys. So my curiosity was piqued, and I thought, ‘How will they top that? »

- Tim Gray

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From BAFTA to DGA and Everything in Between, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

9 February 2015 3:01 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

From BAFTA to DGA, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

With the Oscars upon us, the awards season is almost over! But the last trek to the Academy Awards include many guild awards and of course, BAFTA! So here.s the latest congratulatory awards list of the winners from BAFTA to DGA, from Annie to Ace and everything in between!

Your full BAFTA winners (winners are highlighted):

Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

Director

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

The Theory Of Everything James Marsh

Whiplash Damien Chazelle

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything »

- Manny

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DeBlois On Third "Train Your Dragon" Story

6 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With "The Lego Movie" out of the running, it appears that Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is likely to add a Best Picture Oscar to its $618 million worldwide box-office haul.

Attending the Ves Awards earlier this week, the film's director Dean DeBlois talked to Collider about the third and likely final film in the series which is in the works and is currently targeting a June 2018 release.

DeBlois confirms that the third film will end where the books begin, with Hiccup potentially parting ways with his beloved dragon Toothless and he himself growing up into a man:

"[Dragon 3 is] the culmination of Hiccup's coming of age. Both he and Toothless are now chiefs of their respective tribes, and it's a dueling story where you have both characters trying to do what's right for their kind, and an eventual outcome where Hiccup is able to stand on his own. We're »

- Garth Franklin

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'How to Train Your Dragon 3' Is a Coming of Age Story

6 February 2015 12:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 was one of the biggest animated hits of last year, taking in $177 million domestically and over $618 million worldwide. That sequel will lead into How to Train Your Dragon 3, which Paramount has set for release in the summer of 2018. The How to Train Your Dragon franchise is based on the children's book series by Cressida Cowell, although the movies took a much different approach, following the adolescent years of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, instead of his journey as an adult in the books. During the Ves Awards earlier this week, How to Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois teased that How to Train Your Dragon 3 will end where the books begin, and that the sequel shows Hiccup's coming of age.

"[Dragon 3 is] the culmination of Hiccup's coming of age. Both he and Toothless are now chiefs of their respective tribes, and it's a dueling story where »

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How To Train Your Dragon 3 To End Where Cressida Cowell’s Books Began

6 February 2015 9:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

DreamWorks Animation is set to undergo a restructuring effort over the coming months, with the company deeming three full-scale animation features per year to be “too ambitious.” Such a change of tact now means that How to Train Your Dragon 3 won’t hit theaters until 2018 as opposed to 2017, but that hasn’t stopped director Dean DeBlois from ruminating on the direction of the sequel.

According to the filmmaker, the planned sequel will see Hiccup and Toothless at the top of their game, eventually teeing up an arc that would see the dragons naturally recede into the distance. Here’s what DeBlois had to say on the threequel.

“[Dragon 3 is] the culmination of Hiccup’s coming of age. Both he and Toothless are now chiefs of their respective tribes, and it’s a dueling story where you have both characters trying to do what’s right for their kind, and an eventual outcome »

- Michael Briers

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