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Time Machine: Nolan and Producer-Wife Following 'Inception' 'Snub'

41 minutes ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas on the Oscars' Red Carpet Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas at the Academy Awards A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the film's original screenplay, arrives with his wife and fellow Inception producer Emma Thomas at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, Christopher Nolan also directed Inception, but he was not included in the Academy's Best Director shortlist. Instead, nominated were: David Fincher for The Social Network. Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan. Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit. David O. Russell for The Fighter. Tom Hooper, the eventual winner, for The King's Speech. In case the incredibly successful British filmmaker was disappointed, angered, or downright outraged at being bypassed one more time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts »

- D. Zhea

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Northmen DVD Review

21 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Claudio Fah

Starring: Tom Hooper, Ryan Kwanten, Ed Skrein, Johan Hegg, Charlie Murphy

Certificate: 15

Directed by Claudio Fah, Northmen is an entertaining and action-fuelled adventure. From the offset you are absorbed with edge of your seat action, with Fah’s direction perfectly illustrating the tortuous natural landscapes and brutality of human warfare.

The action sequences are detailed and don’t disguise the brutal nature of the scene. Of course if you are nauseated by the sight of blood, then this may not be the film for you. The cast fully embrace the sword play and it’s their dedication that keeps the action engrossing. Ryan Kwanten plays the kind Christian monk who’s a talented swordsman; he’s an action man to watch out for.

Co-starring with Kwanten are Tom Hooper, Ed Skrein, Johan Hegg, and Charlie Murphy. All do well in playing their action roles, however there are »

- Ciham Messouki

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Eddie Redmayne Early Choice For ‘Fantastic Beasts'; Dean Israelite In Talks To Helm ‘Power Rangers’

10 April 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Best Actor Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne tops the list of prospects to play Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them from author J.K. Rowling, who is making her screenwriting debut on the project. David Yates is directing the Warner Bros. pic slated to open November 18, 2016. Redmayne just finished work on The Danish Girl for director Tom Hooper and also played the villain in Warners’ Jupiter Ascending. Other actors are… »

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Eddie Redmayne The Frontrunner To Lead 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

10 April 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With an Oscar under his belt, Eddie Redmayne can pretty much do whatever he wants. Indeed, his upcoming projects veer wildly, from voicing the straight-to-video "Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure" (fulfilling a childhood dream) to taking the gender-shifting lead in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl." One thing the actor hasn't really done much of is blockbuster movies (we'll just pretend "Jupiter Ascending" never happened), but he may be in line for a franchise. Variety reports that Redmayne is the frontrunner to lead Warner Bros. "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." J.K. Rowling is penning the script herself for this story, set in New York 70 years before Harry even comes into the picture, and focusing on Newt Scamander, a “magiczoologist.” Read More: J.K. Rowling Writing New 'Harry Potter' Inspired Film Series Based On 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' I »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Eddie Redmayne the Frontrunner to Star in ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff (Exclusive)

10 April 2015 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eddie Redmayne, who just won the Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” may have a few more magic tricks up his sleeve.

Sources tell Variety that Redmayne is the favorite to play Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.’ hotly-anticipated “Harry Potter” spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Author J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on “Fantastic Beasts,” which is said to be “at least” a trilogy.

Redmayne recently wrapped Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” and has yet to receive an official offer. Director David Yates is still also considering a few other actors for the part but the role, according to sources, is Redmayne’s to lose.

WB declined to comment on this story.

Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, »

- Justin Kroll

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Alicia Vikander on Playing a Robot in 'Ex Machina'

10 April 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Domhnall Gleeson on 'Ex Machina' and Why 'Star Wars' Hasn't Been Overwhelming Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has been steadily growing an impressive body of work since garnering attention for her performance in 2012's Oscar-nominated period romance "A Royal Affair," by working with filmmakers like Joe Wright ("Anna Karenina") and Bill Condon ("The Fifth Estate"). 2015 is poised to be the year that she breaks through to the mainstream. The former dancer appears in a number of high profile projects this year, including Guy Ritchie's summer blockbuster "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and Tom Hooper's potential Oscar player "The Danish Girl," opposite Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne. But her true star-making performance is in her first major release of the year, Alex Garland's heady directorial debut, "Ex Machina." In the sci-fi thriller, which screened to critical acclaim at SXSW last month and opens today, Vikander plays »

- Nigel M Smith

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Alicia Vikanker on Playing a Robot in 'Ex Machina'

10 April 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Domhnall Gleeson on 'Ex Machina' and Why 'Star Wars' Hasn't Been Overwhelming Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has been steadily growing an impressive body of work since garnering attention for her performance in 2012's Oscar-nominated period romance "A Royal Affair," by working with filmmakers like Joe Wright ("Anna Karenina") and Bill Condon ("The Fifth Estate"). 2015 is poised to be the year that she breaks through to the mainstream. The former dancer appears in a number of high profile projects this year, including Guy Ritchie's summer blockbuster "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and Tom Hooper's potential Oscar player "The Danish Girl," opposite Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne. But her true star-making performance is in her first major release of the year, Alex Garland's heady directorial debut, "Ex Machina." In the sci-fi thriller, which screened to critical acclaim at SXSW last month and opens today, Vikander plays »

- Nigel M Smith

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Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic

28 March 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The saga of the long developing Freddie Mercury biopic is as operatic as "Bohemian Rhapsody." Once promisingly slated to star Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor bailed from the movie after he couldn't come to an agreement with the surviving members of Queen over the tone of the movie. Throughout, there has been a lot of talk, but not much action. Dominic Cooper, Daniel Radcliffe, and Ben Whishaw were tossed around as possible stars at various points, while  Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Dexter Fletcher, and even David Fincher were all mentioned as potential directors, with varying degrees of likeliness. Meanwhile, a script by "The Queen" screenwriter Peter Morgan has been kicking around for a while. Now it looks like the remaining members of Queen are not only going back to Cohen, but giving him total creative power. The band's manager, Jim Beach, during the Artist & Management Awards (man, there are awards for. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Focus Features' 'Suffragette' Gets 2015 Awards Season Release Date

27 March 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus Features, which was reprieved from a weak 2014 slate by Working Title's Oscar-winning "The Theory of Everything," has made a bid to compete in the fall 2015 awards fray by acquiring North American distribution rights from Pathé to British period drama "Suffragette," directed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"). The film will open in select cities on October 23, 2015 with expansions to follow. Focus is also releasing Working Title's true romance "The Danish Girl," directed by Tom Hooper and starring Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. Written by Emmy-winner Abi Morgan ("The Hour," "Shame," "The Iron Lady"), "Suffragette" stars Oscar-race vets Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter as well as Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson. Mulligan also toplines Fox »

- Anne Thompson

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Eddie Redmayne Transforms Into Transgender Woman, Wears Fur Stole on The Danish Girl Set: Pictures

25 March 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

If there’s one thing Eddie Redmayne isn’t afraid of, it’s physically demanding roles! After nabbing the Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything this year, the bold Brit has immediately leapt into the next challenge.  Redmayne, 33, is currently filming the new Tom Hooper film, The Danish Girl, in which he will play transgender pioneer Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe. The actor previously worked with famed director Hooper on 2012’s Les Miserables, for which he played Marius. Set in the 1920s, The Danish Woman follows [...] »

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New on Netflix: The best films & shows this week

23 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Want to keep up with all the great new content arriving on Netflix? Then you're in luck, as we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best TV shows, films, documentaries and stand-up arriving on Netflix UK every week.

Here are the latest additions to Netflix, as well as news and events worth keeping an eye on over the coming week:

The King's Speech

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter star in Tom Hooper's engrossing historical drama film about the life of George VI and his struggle to overcome the stammer not fit for a king.

The King's Speech cleaned up at the BAFTAs and Academy Awards, including the Best Picture Oscar and Best Actor for Firth's pitch-perfect portrayal. Watch it from today (March 23).

Better Call Saul (Episode 8) - 'Rico'

We're nearing the end of season one, and Jimmy isn't the same washed-up lawyer we saw in episode one. »

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The 83rd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

20 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

After a brief delay, this series has returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright then, here goes nothing folks…behold my picks: Best Picture – The Social Network The nominees here for this ceremony were 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, »

- Joey Magidson

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Eddie Redmayne Thinks Playing a Transgender Woman Will Be a ‘Unique Experience’

16 March 2015 8:43 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Before last year, Eddie Redmayne's best known roles were supporting parts in Les Miserables and My Week With Marilyn. Now, the British actor has a BAFTA Award, a SAG award, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar to his name.

News: Eddie Redmayne Channels Transgender Pioneer Lili Elbe for New Film

Redmayne, who won over audiences, critics, and voters with the impressive physicality of his portrayal of Als-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is now preparing for another transformative role. The actor is reuniting with Les Miserables director Tom Hooper to play transgender woman Lili Elbe, one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery, in the biographical adaptation The Danish Girl.

"I was actually offered The Danish Girl before Hawking," Redmayne told British GQ for his Spring/Summer 2015 cover story. "People go, 'Oh are you doing this transformative thing?' It's not a concerted choice. I think it will be a unique experience »

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

13 March 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Best Actor could once again (as it almost always is these days) be an ultra-competitive race full of some of major A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender (with three juicy roles), Jake Gyllenhaal (with two) and Don Cheadle -- all of whom have never won -- have films coming out this year that scream Oscar (at least on paper) and all of them are due. They might have to compete against someone who is definitely not due, though, as Eddie Redmayne could be in the running again for his role as a transgender artist in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl." Could Eddie Redmayne be the next Tom Hanks or Spencer Tracy, winning back to back Oscars? Check out predictions in other categories here. Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper): Don Cheadle, "Miles Ahead" Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant" Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Demolition" Matthew McConaughey, "The Sea of Trees" Eddie Redmayne, »

- Peter Knegt

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Early Look at 43 Movies Vying for Best Picture

9 March 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As always, March is too early to get any kind of firm grasp on what will or won't be an Oscar contender come the end of the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to speculate. Last year, only two of the nine films I predicted out of the gates actually ended up receiving Best Picture nominations at the 2015 Oscars -- Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel -- which goes to show just how much we know in advance. In fact, looking at the films I had on the outside looking in, only Best Picture winner Birdman was listed. But hey, at least I had three of the top contenders in the early year conversation, that's something... rightc When it comes to this year, I feel even less certain than I did last year. I'm not sure that's saying a whole lot since only two of the 43 films on »

- Brad Brevet

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Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Director Contenders

5 March 2015 11:22 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The good news: last year’s Oscar season is over. The bad news? This year’s Oscar season has begun. Obviously, this doesn’t mean you have weeks of Q&As and gaudy pull-quote ads to process, but by this time last year, “Whiplash,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Boyhood,” three of this year's big winners, had already premiered. And you can bet that publicists and executives have already started planning their campaigns for the next season, even when the films are only just entering production. And as we’ve done for the past few years, we’re exorcising our demons and spending the week running down some of the premature possibilities for films that have been released so far that seem at a distance like they could have the right stuff for Oscar gold. This week, we've examined the races for Best Picture, Actor, Actress, and Best Supporting Actress, and now we're tackling Best Director. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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New Dates: "Danish," "Poltergeist," "Spy" & More

5 March 2015 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key release date changes have taken place in the last few days, including several of this summer's key titles. 20th Century Fox in particular has shaken up its slate, playing musical chairs with three of its upcoming titles.

The "Poltergeist" remake has been moved up by two months to May 22nd, as a result the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" has been pushed out of that slot and back two weeks to June 5th. On top of that, the road trip tale "Paper Towns" has been moved out of that June 5th slot and into the old "Poltergeist" slot on July 24th.

They aren't the only studio shaking things up though. Stx Entertainment has unveiled its slate of films with an untitled Blumhouse thriller opening July 31st, the remake of the acclaimed "The Secret in their Eyes" opening October 23rd, the horror tale "The Boy" opening January 22nd »

- Garth Franklin

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Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Danish Girl’ And Saoirse Ronan’s ‘Brooklyn’ Get Release Dates

4 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Focus Features has set a November 27 platform release date for The Danish Girl the Tom Hooper movie that stars Oscar Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne along with Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. The pic, inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. The pic is a reteam of Hooper… »

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Eddie Redmayne's The Danish Girl gets Us release date

4 March 2015 4:59 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Danish Girl has been given a Us release date.

The film, which sees Eddie Redmayne star as transgender pioneer Einar Wegener, will open in the Us on November 27, Screen Daily reports.

Based on David Ebershoff's novel of the same name, The Danish Girl centres on the relationship between painters Einar and Gerda Wegener.

Einar was later known as Lili Elbe, and in 1930, underwent then-pioneering gender confirmation surgery.

The full cast for the film, directed by Tom Hooper, is yet to be confirmed.

It was recently announced that Redmayne, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, would voice a character in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.

Watch Eddie Redmayne discuss his Oscar-winning role in The Theory of Everything with Digital Spy below: »

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Movie About World's First Transgender Woman Starring Eddie Redmayne Gets Release Date

4 March 2015 3:28 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Isn't she gorgeous? :happy

Fresh from winning an Oscar for "The Theory of Everything," Eddie Redmayne is set to embody Einar Wegener aka Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." All I can say is, Redmayne better prepare for another Academy Award!

Wegener is considered to be the world's first transgender woman who discovered that he might be trapped in a man's body after posing for his wife, fellow artist Gerda, who needed a female model. Alicia Vikander is starring opposite Redmayne.

Focus Features, the home of "The Theory of Everything," will release "The Danish Girl" on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27th.

Redmayne not only reteams with Focus, but he is also back in the great directorial hands of Tom Hooper, the guy who gave us the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech" and "Les Miserables." Redmayne played Marcus in the musical adaptation.

I love Redmayne (very sweet and one of the most down-to-earth »

- Manny

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