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Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads.

Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S. to vote on a five-point scale on how convincing the accents were for leading parts in blockbusters grossing over $100 million.

For the United States accent, American Actors UK awarded British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor a 4.5/5 for his work as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave.” Tied for second are the DC superheros; Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both garnered 4.2/5 scores.

Best in show for the Americans attempting the over-the-pond accents, awarded by British Actors in La, are Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger. Streep’s »

- Dani Levy

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2017 Oscars: A Tale of Two Oscar Stories and One Very Big Gaffe

26 February 2017 10:43 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Going into the Oscars, the question was which of two competing narratives would dominate the night.

The end result: a balance between the two, amid a disturbing gaffe as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a “La La Land” card out of a red envelope. There was a mistake.

Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List

With eight nominations, “Moonlight” looked to be the likeliest film to unseat rival juggernaut “La La Land” for Best Picture and so it did, among three total Oscars.

“There were two cards. I wanted to see the card,” said “Moonlight” writer-director Jenkins backstage in explaining the bizarre mixup which initially saw “La La Land” announced as Best Picture before a correction was issued that it was “Moonlight.” Beatty showed to him. (It said “Moonlight.”) “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” he added.

“There was a time when I thought this movie was impossible, »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscars: A Tale of Two Oscar Stories and One Very Big Gaffe

26 February 2017 10:43 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Going into the Oscars, the question was which of two competing narratives would dominate the night.

The end result: a balance between the two, amid a disturbing gaffe as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a “La La Land” card out of a red envelope. There was a mistake.

Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List

With eight nominations, “Moonlight” looked to be the likeliest film to unseat rival juggernaut “La La Land” for Best Picture and so it did, among three total Oscars.

“There were two cards. I wanted to see the card,” said “Moonlight” writer-director Jenkins backstage in explaining the bizarre mixup which initially saw “La La Land” announced as Best Picture before a correction was issued that it was “Moonlight.” Beatty showed to him. (It said “Moonlight.”) “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” he added.

“There was a time when I thought this movie was impossible, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars 2017: Zootopia Wins Best Animated Feature Film

26 February 2017 7:11 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Disney animation continues its streak of Oscar domination: Zootopia, co-directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, scooped up Best Animated Film from the Academy on Sunday. Producer Clark Spencer shared in the win.

“We are so grateful to the audiences all over the world who embraced this story of tolerance being more powerful than the fear of the other,” said Moore from the stage. 

The inclusive sentiment echoed that of presenter Gael García Bernal, who delivered what appeared to be a comment on President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican boarder.

Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers, »

- Nick Romano and Jordan Runtagh

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Ben Foster Wins 2017 Independent Spirit Award For Best Supporting Male

25 February 2017 2:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At Saturday afternoon’s Independent Spirit Awards, Ben Foster was named Best Supporting Male for his performance in “Hell or High Water.” Taking the stage, “Hidden Figures” star Taraji P. Henson presented the award to the actor, who took to the stage and declared that “Being in this room is a shock.” Foster then went on to say that “This room is why we do what we do, we’re builders. This is not business, this is a room full of beautiful architects and poets, and I thank you guys because when we get lonely and go to the movies, we think ‘I don’t feel that way.’ But this room is filled with people that feel.”

He wrapped his brief remarks by thanking director David Mackenzie for creating an environment where they could create “moments of life together,” and Taylor Sheridan for writing “the finest script he’s ever read. »

- David Ehrlich

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VFX breakdown reel explores the Oscar-nominated visual effects of Disney’s The Jungle Book

25 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mpc has released a breakdown of the Oscar-nominated visual effects for Disney’s blockbuster live-action remake of The Jungle Book which shows how the impressive CG environments and iconic animals were brought to life on screen; take a look in the video below and check out VFX breakdowns for fellow Oscar nominees Doctor Strange And Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, »

- Amie Cranswick

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50+ Famous, Sexy Silver Foxes

24 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Yes, yes, we're all familiar with Christian Grey, but now it's time to talk about some other hot gray guys who have major sex appeal. Whether they have just a smattering of silver in their facial hair, like Brad Pitt, Idris Elba, and Javier Bardem, or have let their whole heads go gray (we're looking at you, John Slattery), these men prove that you don't have to live by the dye to be seriously sexy. Related:Here's What 14 Hot Celebrity Guys Would Look Like on a Date With You48 Hot Guys Who Prove 1 Little Wink Can Go a Long Way »

- Brittney Stephens

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‘Riviera’ First Trailer Brings Julia Stiles to TV in a Lavish Sexy New Thriller Series

24 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sky Atlantic has released its first trailer for its upcoming show “Riviera,” which is set to premiere in the U.K. June 1, fittingly kicking off the summer season with a murder mystery set in a sun-drenched paradise south of France. The show is produced by Neil Jordan, the Oscar-winning director of “The Crying Game.”

Read More: Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is ‘Irreplaceable’

Emmy nominee Julia Stiles plays Georgia, a wealthy woman whose husband Constantine dies in a yacht explosion. The show revolves around her searching for answers regarding her husband’s life and suspicious business dealings, shedding light on the mystery surrounding his death.

The show also features Oscar-nominated actress Lena Olin, in the role of Constantine’s ex-wife. Also starring are Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones“) and Adrian Lester (“Hustle”).

Read More: Nice! Idris Elba and John Ridley Team Up »

- Michael Gonzalez

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‘Riviera’ First Trailer Brings Julia Stiles to TV in a Lavish Sexy New Thriller Series

24 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sky Atlantic has released its first trailer for its upcoming show “Riviera,” which is set to premiere in the U.K. June 1, fittingly kicking off the summer season with a murder mystery set in a sun-drenched paradise south of France. The show is produced by Neil Jordan, the Oscar-winning director of “The Crying Game.”

Read More: Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is ‘Irreplaceable’

Emmy nominee Julia Stiles plays Georgia, a wealthy woman whose husband Constantine dies in a yacht explosion. The show revolves around her searching for answers regarding her husband’s life and suspicious business dealings, shedding light on the mystery surrounding his death.

The show also features Oscar-nominated actress Lena Olin, in the role of Constantine’s ex-wife. Also starring are Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones“) and Adrian Lester (“Hustle”).

Read More: Nice! Idris Elba and John Ridley Team Up »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Entire James Bond Team Wants Daniel Craig Back Says Naomie Harris

24 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite the fact that we still have no idea who is actually going to be playing 007 in the next installment of the franchise, it seems like James Bond 25 is moving ahead. We recently reported that the production is in advanced negotiations to shoot in Croatia later this year, which means that the creative team must have a pretty good idea of who is going on a mission for MI6 this time around. According to Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Spectre co-star Naomie Harris, there is a very good chance he will be back for the next James Bond movie.

The 40-year-old actress, who stars in the Oscar-nominated Moonlight and has been playing Moneypenny in James Bond as of late, recently spoke with BBC and the subject of the next installment of the long-standing spy franchise came up. Things have been uncertain since Spectre, with Daniel Craig initially saying that »

- MovieWeb

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Still a Showcase for New Talent

24 February 2017 12:10 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In its earliest days, the Film Independent Spirit Awards’ choices appeared to emanate from a parallel universe to those of the Academy Awards. In its first decade, the fledgling organization’s best picture winner lined up with the Oscars only once, but the distinction went even further that that: Aside from both awards bodies naming “Platoon” best picture in 1986, there was not a single overlap between the Academy and the Indie Spirits’ nominees for the latter’s first nine editions.

Needless to say, things have changed. The American indie film movement managed to break its way into the august halls of the Academy in the 1990s, gradually took over, and the Spirit Awards have never seemed quite so radical since then. For the past three years in a row, the Spirits and the Oscars have lined up in the best pic category, and only three times in the current millennium »

- Andrew Barker

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IndieWire’s Final Oscar 2017 Predictions: ‘La La Land’ Will Win Nine of Its 14 Nominations

24 February 2017 7:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sunday’s Oscars 2017 are driven by two competing narratives. The question is which one will dominate the night.

We know Damien Chazelle’s retro musical “La La Land” (Lionsgate) will take home a slew of Oscars. But out of its record-tying 14 nominations, will it win five, like the BAFTAs? Seven, like its Golden Globes sweep? Or can it break the record of 11? (Three epic spectacles hold the record for most Oscar wins: “Titanic,” “Ben-Hur,” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”) “West Side Story” holds the record for a musical, with 10 wins.

Check my predictions below: By my “La La Land” tally, it’s nine.

The second story of the night: a dramatic course correction a year after #Oscarsowhite. The Academy actors’ branch nominated a record seven actors of color: familiar faces Octavia Spencer (Fox’s “Hidden Figures”) and Paramount’s “Fences” stars Denzel Washington (his eighth nomination »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Their Finest’ Trailer and Exclusive Photos: Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy in ‘An Education’ Director’s Latest — Watch

23 February 2017 3:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, “An Education” director Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest” is set to be released in April. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy star in the film, an adaptation of Lissa Evans’ “Their Finest Hour and a Half.” Avail yourself of the new trailer and four exclusive photos below.

Read More: ‘Their Finest’ Is A Feminist Rom-Com That Lets Down Its Ladies — Tiff Review

Here’s the premise: “With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry as a ‘slop’ scriptwriter charged with bringing ‘a woman’s touch’ to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Spectre’ Star Naomie Harris Thinks There’s ‘A Very Good Chance’ Daniel Craig Will Return As Bond

23 February 2017 2:20 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

There’s been much discussion over who should be the next James Bond, with actors ranging from Idris Elba to Tom Hiddleston to Tom Hardy all rumoured to be serious contenders to play 007. However, what if Daniel Craig isn’t quite done with the role yet and plans to return for another outing? That’s the belief […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Reflecting on Nollywood’s Lack of International Critical Recognition

23 February 2017 4:50 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

In the last few years a few Directors of Nigerian heritage have made waves internationally. Thomas Ikimi with his debut “Limbo” and its follow up “Legacy: Black Ops” (2010) , which scored a hot-off-“The WireIdris Elba as his lead… Continue Reading → »

- Olu Yomi Ososanya

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James Bond: Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy bookies’ favourites to land role

22 February 2017 10:18 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 23, 2017

If and when Daniel Craig quits as 007, bookmakers are currently backing Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy for the role...

Eon Productions and Daniel Craig remain mum about who will be playing James Bond in the next 007 adventure, which we suspect will be filming before the end of the year. But that hasn’t stopped the bookmakers getting to work, as they tend to do.

Thus, if Daniel Craig does decide to hang up his tuxedo ahead of whatever film James Bond 25 turns out to be, the current favourites – according to odds amalgamation site Oddschecker (we’ve no affiliation, lest you think we’re trying to flog you gambling), sees the favourites as Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy and James Norton, with Aidan Turner not far behind.

Just behind them? The regulars. Tom Hiddleston (and rumours suggest that Eon have cooled on casting him in the role, although »

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Thor: Ragnarok - Fans Mad There May Be Humor? Seriously?

22 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I just discovered a few interesting tweets on Taika Waititi's (director of upcoming Thor film) twitter (@TaikaWaititi), where some people are b**ching that, god forbid, Thor: Ragnarok may have some humor involved in it. One fan expressed as much Waititi himself.

@TaikaWaititi Taika, how do you feel knowing that there are angry people by Thor Ragnarok adapting a more comic tone?

— Alvaro S. (@alvarof616) February 21, 2017

Surprisingly enough, Waititi saw the tweet, and even went so far as to respond in a hilarious way:

Sounds like they need to laugh. https://t.co/fCB5AwQoDA

Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) February 21, 2017

Pffffffrrrrrtttt (fart sound) »

- Drew Carlton

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Kristen Stewart in Talks to Star in Adventure-Thriller ‘Underwater’

22 February 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is in talks with Kristen Stewart to star in adventure-thriller “Underwater,” produced by Chernin Entertainment.

Will Eubank, who helmed the sci-fi thriller “The Signal,” is directing “Underwater.” The story focuses on an underwater scientific crew forced to go on dangerous journey for survival following an earthquake, and is described as an underwater version of Michael Bay’s “Armageddon.”

Stewart would play the lead, a jaded crew member. The studio is planning to start production in New Orleans in March.

Stewart rose to fame as the lead in the five-film “Twilight” franchise. Her credits include “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “On the Road,” “Still Alice,” “Equals,” and “Clouds of Sils Maria,” for which she won the César Award for best supporting actress, making her the first American actress to win a César. Upcoming projects include “Lizzie” opposite Chloe Sevigny.

Fox-based Chernin is a producer on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for »

- Dave McNary

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Thor: Ragnarok director responds to concerns over the film’s comedic tone

22 February 2017 12:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The director of upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, has weighed in on any fan concerns regarding the film’s recently revealed comedic tone.

You can never please everyone, and those that try and are destined to fail. It seems director of the latest Thor movie Taika Waititi understands this when responding on Twitter to the concerns of a fan, who brought up their reservations over the supposedly heavy comedic tone of Thor’s third solo outing.

Waititi responded by saying “Sounds like some people need to laugh”, and didn’t seem to be in the mood to offer reassurances of any kind. Take a look at the exchange here…

Sounds like they need to laugh. https://t.co/fCB5AwQoDA

Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) February 21, 2017

Pffffffrrrrrtttt (fart sound)… https://t.co/QCNpDcJFam

Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) February 19, 2017

To be fair, without seeing the film, one can’t possibly comment on »

- Samuel Brace

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James Bond 25 to Begin Shooting in Croatia This Year?

22 February 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been well over a year since Spectre hit theaters and in the time since, the James Bond franchise has been on relatively uncertain ground. The only real certainty being that the franchise is going to continue on one way or the other, be it with current 007 Daniel Craig or with a new actor in the iconic role. Despite the seeming uncertainty, James Bond 25 looks like it is on the right track as it has been revealed that the production is looking to film in Croatia, possibly before the end of the year.

The report comes courtesy of the fan site MI6 HQ who are reporting that Eon Productions, the company in charge of the James Bond franchise, is in negotiations to shoot the next installment in Croatia. The news came directly from the mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, who reported at a press conference that was »

- MovieWeb

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