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Director Morten Tyldum Talks The Imitation Game, Trying to be Historically Accurate, Deleted Scenes, What he Learned From Test Screenings, and More

4 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the year coming to a close, it seems like a great new movie hits theaters every weekend, and The Weinstein Company continues that trend on November 28th with The Imitation Game.  Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality still made him a target of persecution.  The film is really more about Turing than the war, but Tyldum weaves the Enigma plot throughout the film in a way that makes it feel like a spy thriller. During my exclusive video interview with Morten Tyldum, he talked about trying to be historically accurate, filming in real places, if he had many deleted scenes, balancing fact versus fiction, what he learned from friends and family screenings, what sequences he worked on »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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“The Imitation Game” – the movie to see this weekend

4 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Happy Thanksgiving! “So ‘The Imitation Game’ is a wartime thriller and relationship film wrapped up in a character study of a brilliant scientist. Cumberbatch is thrilling to watch; you sense the joy he must get out of his acting especially when in such a juicy role,” says movie reviewer, Kirk Honeycutt To read more about the “Hollywood Actor Award” winner, Benedict Cumberbatch. 2014 Hollywood Film Awards show – Nov 14, 2014 Also to read more about Keira Knightley »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Nathaniel's Thanks, Given.

22 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The world is a tough place and the movies are our collective great escape. For your host here at Tfe there's an awful lot to be thankful for. So as I prepare to stuff my face tomorrow with my best friends I will be especially thankful...

For the orange tabby in Gone Girl

For Julianne Moore getting her groove back on yoga mats and at beach houses

For Ava DuVernay and Jennifer Kent's vivid reminders that women can and do direct movies and we need those fresh voices.

For David Fincher's consistency at turning mainstream audiences on while never pandering

For Shia Labeouf because every film decade needs its defining crazy

For the blooming of Keira Knightley, from an always memorable but uneven actress, to a completely confident movie star, relaxed, nuanced and magnetic in two fine performances

For that shot of the paratroopers in Godzilla

For Finn Wittrock's arrival, »


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Kelly Clarkson Gets Festive in Her New Music Video for 'Wrapped in Red'

23 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "7IFfZRVRbqM"] Who says that Christmas music has to wait until after Thanksgiving? Not Kelly Clarkson! The 32-year-old singer has released a brand new music video for the title track of her album Wrapped in Red, and it's just what we need to keep us warm as the snow starts to set in along the East Coast. The video is simple but sweet, featuring the American Idol winner belting out the song in a variety of glam outfits with clips of general merrymaking intercut throughout. The clips have a home video feel and feature everything from tree-lighting to tobogganing. Makes you long »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Kelly Clarkson Gets Festive in Her New Music Video for 'Wrapped in Red'

23 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "7IFfZRVRbqM"] Who says that Christmas music has to wait until after Thanksgiving? Not Kelly Clarkson! The 32-year-old singer has released a brand new music video for the title track of her album Wrapped in Red, and it's just what we need to keep us warm as the snow starts to set in along the East Coast. The video is simple but sweet, featuring the American Idol winner belting out the song in a variety of glam outfits with clips of general merrymaking intercut throughout. The clips have a home video feel and feature everything from tree-lighting to tobogganing. Makes you long »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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‘Imitation Game’ Writer Graham Moore: ‘Things Are Very Surreal’

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

The Imitation Game,” which bows Friday, marks the first produced screenplay by Graham Moore. The project came together relatively quickly, he was in the loop on major decisions, nobody else was brought in for rewrites, and the awards buzz has been steady since Telluride.

“It still sort of stuns me,” Moore told Variety with a laugh. “Things are very surreal.”

It sounds like a dream come true for a young writer. But, like all Hollywood success stories, the path wasn’t so simple.

Like many classic showbiz stories, the project took shape just as he was about to give up. He banged around as a writer, finally landing a six-month gig on the ABC Family series “10 Things I Hate About You,” but freely admits, “I was not a successful TV comedy writer.” He had a better time writing novels, such as his 2010 “The Sherlockian,” about Arthur Conan Doyle, which tapped »

- Tim Gray

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Spotlight on the Stars: Keira Knightley

26 November 2014 2:44 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to cite an A-lister who doesn’t quite get the credit that she deserves. That lovely lady is none other than Keira Knightley, an Academy Award nominated actress mostly known for her period piece work but capable of far more than that. In fact, she proved that earlier this year, as I’ll mention below. Regardless, she’s very talented and someone still on the upswing of her career, so she made perfect sense as the latest honoree in this series. As such, the spotlight is now shining on her today. Knightley got her start with some British television and a tiny part in the film Innocent Lies, but the first place you’d likely have seen her is in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, where she had a small but noticeable part. There was a bit more »

- Joey Magidson

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‘The Imitation Game’ Review: Pete Hammond On Cumberbatch’s Enigma

26 November 2014 1:52 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley sparkle in this tremendous telling of the story of Alan Turing, the cryptology and computer-science pioneer whose work broke Germany’s Enigma code during World War II but who later was hounded into suicide by the English government because he was gay.

As I say in my video review, this is easily one of the year’s best films, and I’m particularly impressed by the work of Cumberbatch and Knightley. The film also stars Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Matthew Goode.

Morten Tyldum directs, in his first English-language film, from a script by Graham Moore, based on Alan Hodges’ biography of Turing. Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman are producers. The Weinstein Company is handling U.S. distribution.

After a long string of almost weekly film festival screenings – including Toronto, Telluride and London – the film finally debuts in theaters Friday.

Will you see the film? »

- Pete Hammond

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Love Actually Gets an Honest Trailer (Video)

26 November 2014 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first snowflakes of the year have fallen, which means it's time to gather up the girls and watch Love Actually one more time, at least. With an ensemble cast that features Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney and Rick from The Walking Dead what could possibly go wrong in this holiday rom-com? YouTube's Screen Junkies found a few things and bundled them up into an honest trailer as their gift to you. The first strike against this new era Christmas classic is that inspired a line of significantly weaker, celebrity-packed movies that take place on a holiday »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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The Imitation Game Producers and More Talk the Long Road to Getting the Film Made, Finding Their Director, Historical Accuracy, and More

26 November 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As we move into awards season, 2014 is proving to be an exciting year for films and no doubt there will be some year-end surprise contenders.  One of my personal favorites is The Imitation Game, directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum, about British mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) who is credited with cracking the unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine.  Opening November 28th, the film’s intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man offers a fresh take on the biopic genre and features an impressive cast that includes Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong. At the Below The Line press day, we sat down with Producers Teddy Schwarzman, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Production Designer Maria Djukovic, Costume Designer Sammy Sheldon Differ, and Music Supervisor Lindsay Fellows who discussed the development process with screenwriter Graham Moore, the challenge of bringing Turing’s story to the screen, »

- Sheila Roberts

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Katniss to Fend Off 'Penguins,' 'Bosses' Over Thanksgiving

26 November 2014 1:15 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2 should do decent business over the long Thanksgiving weekend, though its unlikely that the two new franchise titles come anywhere close to taking first place from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.A year ago, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 53 percent over the three-day Thanksgiving weekend. If Mockingjay matched that drop, it would earn $57 million over the three-day weekend, and around $85 million for the five-day frame (including Wednesday and Thursday).However, word-of-mouth for Mockingjay isn't quite as strong, and grosses have dropped off at a slightly steeper rate from Friday to Tuesday. Look for Mockingjay to fall 55 to 60 percent in its second frame, which would put it around $50 million ($70-75 million five-day).Opening at 3,654 locations, Penguins of Madagascar should take second place ahead of Horrible Bosses 2.Madagascar is one of DreamWorks Animation's most successful franchises: all three movies have earned over $180 million in the U. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Oscars 2015 nominations: 10 early frontrunners for Best Picture

26 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's that time of the year again. Which is to say that it isn't, yet, but it's close enough for us all to start speculating.

The 2015 Oscar nominations won't be announced until January, and thanks to the peculiarities of transatlantic release schedules, many of these contenders will barely have reached UK shores by then.

But we've now seen enough of the heavy-hitters to have a decent sense of how the next awards season is shaping up, and below we've rounded up our best guesses for the ten films that will dominate this year's Academy Awards.

Scroll all the way to the bottom to see our complete list of predictions for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

1. Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller's brooding true crime drama emerged as one of the year's earliest awards season frontrunners when it opened at Cannes, centring on »

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Love Actually gets Honest Trailers treatment: "Wait, is that Rick?"

26 November 2014 8:48 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fan favourite Christmas film Love Actually has been given an Honest Trailers makeover.

As we get closer to the festive period, the Screen Junkies YouTube channel looks at the Richard Curtis movie with its own brand of brutal honesty.

After being bombarded with tweets requesting an edit, this latest trailer is billed as being "from the man responsible for every film your girlfriend tried to drag you to", before ripping apart each and every storyline.

Liam Neeson and Thomas Sangster's father/step-son relationship is "a man getting over his wife by helping his kid seduce a girl with the same name as his mum".

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's (Hugh Grant) tea lady (Martine McCutcheon) storyline is boiled down to "a powerful older man who fires his subordinate for being distractingly hot".

That's not forgetting Andrew Lincoln (or "Rick from The Walking Dead") "trying to bang his best friend's wife »

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'The Imitation Game' (2014) Movie Review

26 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Beyond the professional accomplishments of Alan Turing depicted within the narrative of The Imitation Game, it's the way the film deals with his homosexuality, in a time where homosexuality was illegal in Britain, that makes it much more than your standard biopic. With a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma", director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) balances multiple timelines with precision, bouncing from Turing's childhood in the late '20s, to code cracking Germany's Enigma code during World War II and finally where the story begins, 1952, as Turing falls under the questioning eye of a police detective. Using these three narratives, Tyldum grants us access to specific turning points in Turing's life with Benedict Cumberbatch inhabiting the genius mathematician and cryptographer with what may be the best performance of his career. In a film entrenched in secrets, Cumberbatch is forced to play things close to the vest, »

- Brad Brevet

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‘The Imitation Game’ Will Stuff Theaters This Holiday Weekend – Specialty Box Office Preview

25 November 2014 5:57 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Weinstein Company’s The Imitation Game is the big kid on the block among this holiday weekend’s batch of newcomers. The title is following in the footsteps of past TWC heavyweights The King’s Speech and The Artist, both of which opened to solid box office numbers and eventually scored Oscars for Best Picture. The distributor is expecting good numbers for Imitation Game over the Thanksgiving frame. IFC Films’ horror pic The Babadook has some good buzz heading into the weekend, though it might show its biggest heft via VOD with its day-and-date rollout. Remote Area Medical is one of those films one hopes everyone will see. Timed perfectly for this time of the year’s focus on thanks and giving, the documentary shows the underbelly of America’s healthcare crisis by way of people who provide free medical services to needy people in pop-up clinics around the country. »

- Brian Brooks

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The Imitation Game | Review

25 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Cracking the Code: Tyldum’s English Debut Delivers Thrills

Although mathematician Alan Turing OBE was responsible for creating a machine capable of solving the unsolvable Nazi enigma code, and in turn saving millions of lives during WW2, his importance is oft unrecognized in history books due to his arrest for ‘indecency’ (the charge given to homosexual behavior) and the secrecy of his work. Sixty years after his death, he has been granted a royal pardon, and now with the release of The Imitation Game, his vital contribution can be celebrated. Morten Tyldum makes an impressive English-language debut with a code-cracking wartime thriller with a starry, punchy line-up of British acting talent.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing, who is summoned to Britain’s code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, to lead a team in finding a way to decipher Nazi communication. As they say, there are 159 billion combinations for each code received daily, »

- Flossie Topping

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Birdman leads Spirit Awards nominations

25 November 2014 2:27 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Birdman, a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Star Michael Keaton and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu picked up nominations for the film from Fox Searchlight.

Nods also went to its supporting actors Emma Stone and Edward Norton and to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

Collecting five nominations each were the coming-of-age drama Boyhood, the Martin Luther King Jr.biopic Selma, and the noir thriller Nightcrawler.

Other films recognized in the best feature category included Whiplash and Love is Strange, both of which received four nominations.

Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna announced the nominees live from the W Hotel in Hollywood. The awards recognize achievements in independent film, and Oscar hopefuls are sprinkled throughout each category.

Nods in the male lead category went to David Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in SelmaJake Gyllenhall for »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Spirit Awards Nominees: The 15 Biggest Surprises

25 November 2014 12:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Independent Spirit Awards were never supposed to be a harbinger of the Oscars, but in recent years, the booze-infused celebration in Santa Monica — held the night before the Academy Awards — had become just that. All the acting winners at last year’s Oscar ceremony picked up a Spirit first, and so did best picture champ “12 Years a Slave.”

So it’s particularly confusing that this year’s Spirit nominations completely shut out what is supposed to be one of the season’s heavyweights: The Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game.” It wasn’t a good day for Harvey Weinstein in general, since his entire awards season slate of “St. Vincent,” “Begin Again” and “Big Eyes” (which only got a screenplay nod) was left out.

While the Oscar voters and Spirit nominating committee don’t overlap, in a competitive awards season, these nominations do matter. It gently nudges voters on »

- Ramin Setoodeh and Jenelle Riley

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Can you beat the clock and solve the famous 'Imitation Game' crossword puzzle?

25 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In The Imitation Game, the World War II thriller about the top-secret braintrust that raced the clock to crack the German Enigma code, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) has an unusual technique to recruit high-iq talent: a crossword puzzle. In 1942, he published a particularly difficult puzzle in the London Daily Telegraph, and invited those who could complete it in 12 minutes or less to apply for a job with his mysterious government outfit. One of those who passed the test was Joan Clarke, played by Keira Knightley. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Imitation Game Review [Tiff 2014]

25 November 2014 8:01 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“Pay attention,” Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing demands at the end of the long monologue which opens The Imitation Game, though it’s difficult to tell why. For one, the threatening intonation sounds like leftover scenery chewing from his Khan in last year’s Star Trek, and though The Imitation Game does demonstrate what a man of the future the real Alan Turing was, the portrait crafted by the film is of a much gentler man. More importantly, it’s odd the movie would even request such an attentive audience, considering The Imitation Game cares little for any details it doesn’t spell out for you in capital letters.

Rotors of an encryption machine transition to the wheels moving Nazi tank treads, and a snubbed cigarette replaces a U-boat torpedo the moment before impact. A zinger-heavy script makes dialogue sound as though every punchline should be accompanied by the ding of a typewriter carriage resetting. »

- Sam Woolf

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