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For Fact-Based Films, Is Scrupulous Accuracy the Ultimate Goal?

29 September 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s perhaps appropriate that a film called “Truth” is gearing up for this year’s awards race, with other movies on the circuit already weathering the usual criticisms regarding the dramatization of real-life events.

At the Telluride Film Festival, “Steve Jobs” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin got out in front of the fact that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn’t necessarily present things accurately. “Art isn’t about what happened,” Sorkin said at the time. “You can see a very good piece of journalism about him.” The goal, he said, was to make a “painting” rather than a “photograph.”

Last season, Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was blindsided by criticisms over accuracy late in the year, kicking off a cycle of pieces that didn’t help its chances. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” took its share of knocks as well. We’re also three years removed from the unprecedented Congressional takedown of »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Author Jon Krakauer Says 'Everest' Is "Total Bull"

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

"Everest" is now in theaters, giving everyone IMAX and 3D enhanced vertigo, at least until "The Walk" opens. And while the mountain climbing drama has earned mix reviews, it has received a scathing notice from someone intimate with the true story tale: author Jon Krakauer, who was on the climb, and recounted the adventure in his book "Into Thin Air." While the movie isn't based on his work, Krakauer is nonetheless displeased with the results, and in particular, how his character (played by Michael Kelly) is portrayed. **Mild Spoilers Ahead** “It’s total bull,” he told The Los Angeles Times. “Anyone who goes to that movie and wants a fact-based account should read ‘Into Thin Air.' " In particular, he's peeved at a scene in the film in which he's asked to help rescue Jason Clarke's Rob Hall, but declines because he's snow blind. “I never had that conversation, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Everest struggles at the Us box office with a $13 million opening weekend

28 September 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a stellar IMAX opening last week, it was expected that Universal’s Everest would go on to dominate the Us box office this weekend. However, that didn’t quite go as planned.

Opening to just $13 million domestically, Everest only managed to take fourth place against Hotel Transylvania 2 ($47 million), The Intern ($18 million) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ($14 million). With a reported budget of $55 million, this is not a good opener for the disaster movie, even with its $7.5 million IMAX only weekend.

Next weekend sees the release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, so it is unlikely that Everest will find its footing in its second week. Thankfully for Universal, they’ve have had major success elsewhere with Jurassic World, Furious 7, Minions and Straight Outta Compton.

See Also: Read our reviews of Everest here and here

Everest is set out now, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, »

- Luke Owen

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‘Into Thin Air’ Author Jon Krakauer Rips ‘Everest’ Movie: ‘It’s Total Bull’

25 September 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jon Krakauer, the author of “Into Thin Air” which chronicles his true-life experience on Everest when eight climbers died in a storm, is not a fan of Universal’s “Everest.” “It’s total bull,” Krakauer told the Los Angeles Times. “Anyone who goes to that movie and wants a fact-based account should read ‘Into Thin Air.'” Krakauer is portrayed by Michael Kelly in the film, but Krakauer says he was never approached by the actor about his role. In fact, the writer is particularly sour about a scene in which Russian guide Anatoli Boukreev asks Krakauer to help with the rescue, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Why Everest's Real-Life Author Hates The Movie

25 September 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Baltasar Kormakur.s riveting Everest tells to emotionally gripping and physically laborious story of true-like hikers who braved the elements to ascend Mt. Everest in 1996. with only a few members of the team making it back down to the bottom. One such member who is portrayed in the film is author and reporter Jon Krakauer, who wrote about the expedition in his best-selling book Into Thin Air. Yet, even though Krakauer is a character in the movie (portrayed by Michael Kelly), the man himself has real problems with the film and actually refers to it as "total bull." Jon Krakauer takes particular umbrage with the way that he is portrayed in a very specific scene in the movie. Spoilers for Everest will follow from here on out. After the expedition has gone to shit, a handful of survivors have made it back to a base camp, Krakauer being one of »

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Emmys -- Stars Swarm Hollywood (Video)

21 September 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_4zv383vj"]] Celebs did not call it a night after the sleep-inducing Emmy ceremony. We got a bunch of stars, including (in order) Amy Schumer, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne, Jeffrey Tambour, Claire Danes, "Daily Show" producers, Titus Burgess, Lea DeLaria and Ricky Gervais. A good after-party night had by all. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Everest opens to an impressive $7.5 million on IMAX screens alone

21 September 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While the battle at the top of the Us box office was interesting for movies targeting different audiences, there was a more intriguing bit of box office news over the weekend with Universal deciding to launch their latest blockbuster Everest on IMAX screens alone prior to a full release next week.

Well, it paid off.

Opening on just 545 IMAX screens around the country, Everest pulled in an impressive $7.5 million, which is an average of $13,ooo per screen. If Universal can achieve a similar result when its opened nationwide next week, it could be another huge money maker for the studio.

There isn’t much to compare this too sadly. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opened on limited number IMAX screens and pulled in $12.7 million – but that was the fourth entry in a franchise with Tom Cruise in the lead role and was a holiday release. If we can compare it to anything, »

- Luke Owen

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Game of Thrones sets a record at the Emmy Awards, full list of winners here

21 September 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was a big night for HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones last night at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, with the show enjoying a record-breaking haul of 12 awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama (Peter Dinklage).

In total, HBO pulled in 43 Emmys, winning Outstanding Comedy Series (Veep) and Outstanding Miniseries (Olive Kitteridge), while Viola Davis became the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama (How to Get Away with Murder) and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm finally received the award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama at the eighth time of asking.

Check out a full list of the winners here…

See Also: List of winners from the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones” (Winner)

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey


House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep »

- Gary Collinson

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'Emmys' 2015 Winners and Losers

21 September 2015 12:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today is the television industry's biggest event, with the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, airing live today, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Et on Fox. History was made during the telecast, when Viola Davis became the first African-American actress ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for her role in ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, while Mad Men star Jon Hamm ended his Emmy losing streak by picking up his first ever statuette. The big winner tonight, though, was HBO's Game of Thrones, which took home four Emmy Awards tonight, bringing its total to 12, counting the Creative Arts Emmy Awards that were held earlier this month (visit for the full list of winners).

After being nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons on the air, Game of Thrones finally won the big award tonight, »

- MovieWeb

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Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones') upsets with second Emmy win as Drama Supporting Actor

20 September 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") made a come-from-behind effort in recent days to win his second Emmy as Best Drama Supporting Actor on Sunday. He had trailed a good bit in our exclusive Gold Derby odds but had worked his way into second place with 3/1 odds by the time of the ceremony. He beat out frontrunner Jonathan Banks, who had earned three Emmy nominations in this category, all for different shows. The latest was for "Better Call Saul," the prequel series to Emmy kingpin "Breaking Bad," which gave him outstanding 2/5 odds. -Break- Watch our Emmy webchats with Jonathan Banks, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Kelly and Alan Cumming Banks first competed for this award in 1989 for playing Frank McPike in "Wiseguy," but lost to Larry Drake ("L.A. Law"). It took almost a quarter century for him to return: he was next nominated in 2013 for playing Mike Ehrmantraut in "Breaking Bad," but that time the award we. »

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Emmys 2015: winners and performances – as it happened

20 September 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Game of Thrones, Olive Ketteridge and Veep won big, with HBO cleaning up in all categories while Viola Davis, Amy Schumer and host Andy Samberg starred

Emmys 2015: full list of winnersInside Amy Schumer wins first-ever variety sketch show awardEmmy 2015: red carpet fashion – in picturesTransparent star Jeffrey Tambor dedicates Emmy to transgender community - videoSee all our 2015 Emmys coverage here

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Alright, here is a quick rundown of my Top 10 Moments from this Year’s Emmys.

10. Allison Janney’s hot Emmy date.

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More on that Viola Davis speech. Here’s a transcript of the first half:

I am going to hang this speech on a wall! That is all.

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Game of Thrones. A huge upset for Mad Men and it now won 12 trophies this year on 24 nominations. One of TV’s biggest shows is now one of its most decordated. »

- Morwenna Ferrier in London, Brian Moylan, Lanre Bakare, Ruth Spencer , Ryan Kincaid andAlex Needham in New York

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Emmys 2015: Game of Thrones, Veep and Olive Fuel HBO's Huge Night; Mad Men's Jon Hamm Finally Grabs Gold

20 September 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday in Los Angeles, and HBO came away from this year’s telecast with 43 total wins, buoyed by Game of Thrones (which amassed 12 Emmys), Olive Kitteridge (eight) and Veep (five).

RelatedEmmys 2015: Americans, House of Cards and Shameless Stars, Freak Show, Thrones Among Winners

Rounding out the Top 5 winningest programs were FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show and Amazon’s Transparent, which netted five apiece.

TVLine has denoted the major winners below. Your role, of course, in this annual rigmarole is to rave… or rant!

Outstanding Drama

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey »

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Emmy Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List

20 September 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Orange Is the New Black


Downton Abbey

House of Cards

Mad Men

Better Call Saul

Outstanding Comedy Series




Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Parks and Recreation

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul 

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Taraji P. Henson, »

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2015 Emmys Winners List

20 September 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HitFix is live-updating all the winners from tonight's 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here's the list as it stands now: Allison Janney, “Mom” **Winner** Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang TheoryNiecy Nash, “Getting OnJulie Bowen, “Modern FamilyKate McKinnonSaturday Night LiveGaby Hoffmann, “TransparentJane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtAnna Chlumsky, “Veep” Supporting Actor, Comedy Tony Hale, “Veep” **Winner** Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-NineAdam Driver, “GirlsKeegan-Michael Key, “Key & PeeleTy Burrell, “Modern FamilyTituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Directing For A Comedy Series Jill Soloway for Transparent, “Best New Girl” from Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Studios **Winner** Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for The Last Man On Earth, “Alive In Tucson” (Pilot) from Fox and 20th Century Fox Television Louis C.K. for Louie, “Sleepover” from FX Networks, Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions Mike Judge for Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle” from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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20 September 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


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Emmy Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List

20 September 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 2015 Emmys are (finally) here.

Andy Samberg hosts, and some of your favorites shows and stars will be going home to make some space on their mantle tonight.

Will "Mad Men" take home Best Drama and Best Actor for Jon Hamm? Will "Orange Is the New Black" take home a statue or two for Netflix? This year's race is crazy competitive, and we'll be updating the winner's list throughout the show. So make sure to check back to see who won, and who lost.

Outstanding Drama

"Better Call Saul"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones" -- Winner


"House of Cards"

"Mad Men"

"Orange Is the New Black"

Outstanding Actor In A Drama

Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"

Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" -- Winner

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"

Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"

Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

Outstanding Actress In A Drama

Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder »

- Phil Pirrello

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20 September 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


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Nominee Michael Kelly ('House of Cards') is 'freaking out' as Emmy night finally arrives [Exclusive Video]

20 September 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

At Saturday's cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by the TV academy, we chatted with Best Drama Supporting Actor contender Michael Kelly (“House of Cards") on the red carpet about his first Emmy nomination (watch our fun interview below). “I’m thrilled man. I’m freaking out. It’s so awesome,” Kelly tells us about Emmy night on Sunday. He currently has 20/1 odds against Jonathan Banks ("Better Call Saul"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline"), past winner Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife"), and Jim Carter ("Downton Abbey"). That is much better odds than his co-star and last week's Creative Arts guest acting winner Reg E. Cathey had. Kelley was thrilled for Cathey’s win, saying, “He’s such a great guy. A real journeyman; he’s been around forever.” Experts Emmy predictions: All 32 categories ..." »

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Second Opinion – Everest (2015)

20 September 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Everest, 2015.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Michael Kelly, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington and Naoko Mori.


A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

The fascination with climbing Mt. Everest is one that has been marvelled at for years. Set in 1996 when people would pay tens of thousands to be led by a guide up the highest and most dangerous peak in the world, Everest details the devastating events of Rob Hall (Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal). Two experienced mountaineers who led 2 teams up the mountain with tragic consequences.

From the off we’re thrust into the freezing temperatures of the mountain and then we backtrack to see how each of the climbers got there. The first hour of the film is unusually the most interesting; from the initial meeting of the group, »

- Helen Murdoch

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Everest Movie Review

19 September 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Everest Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  C Director:  Baltasar Kormákur Written by: William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy Cast: Jason Clarke, Keira Knightly, Josh Brolin,Mia Goth, Charlotte Bøving, John Hawkes, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson Screened at: AMC 34th St., NYC, 9/15/15 Opens:  September 25, 2015 If you define extreme sports as any activity that could result in death, boxing and football should be included.  But since the chance of serious injury leading to death in those sports is minimal, we prefer to limit our definition to those that could result in the immediate demise of its proponents.  Think of Philippe Petit’s crossing  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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