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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Poster Assembles the Four Horsemen

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Poster Assembles the Four Horsemen
The end is nigh! And to celebrate, Yahoo! Movies has just debuted a gorgeous new one-sheet for X-Men: Apocalypse. This epic poster assembles the terrifying team known as The Four Horsemen. And they will be unleashed under the watchful eye of Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse this summer!

This hierarchy of mutants-gone-mad is led by returning cast member Michael Fassbender, who reprises his role as Magneto for the third time after starring in 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. He is joined by franchise newcomers Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Tom Hardy as Angel. Once friend to Charles Xavier, the man formerly known as Erik Magnus Lehnsherr will soon make Professor X's life a living hell!

Since the dawn of civilization, he was&#160worshiped&#160as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants,
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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Video Shows Olivia Munn's Psylocke Moves

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Video Shows Olivia Munn's Psylocke Moves
Old school fans of G4's Attack of the Show not only know Olivia Munn as a ravenous sex fiend, a personality trait which she proudly satirizes in the comedy Mortdecai, but she is also a hardcore nerd. So when she joined X-Men: Apocalypse it sounded like a perfect fit for the self-proclaimed comic book fanatic. She will be playing popular Mutant Psylocke in this latest X-Men franchise adventure. And it looks like she is really getting into the spirit of the character.

We've seen previous set video of Olivia Munn training for her role. Today, new intsagram video shows the actress swinging a sword and doing a backflip off a platform as she prepares for what will surely be a gigantic action set piece. We've already gotten a glimpse of Olivia Munn in her Psylocke costume in a set of photos released during Comic-Con, along with a Con exclusive
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Awards Season Continues With Visual Effects, Sound Mixing And Makeup Nominations

Today was a busy day for some of the smaller guilds with the Visual Effects Society, the Cinema Audio Society, and the Makeup and Hairstylists Guilds all announcing their nominations for 2013.

First, we have the Ves, whose main category to look at is “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture,” where we find Gravity and four other nominees that are just going to have to be happy with the fact that they got nominated. This is perhaps the easiest category to call in the entirety of awards season, and I don’t mean just here, but for the Oscar as well (Last year’s winner, Life of Pi, easily took this category before going on to claim the Oscar). It’s true that films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness had outstanding effects as well, but nothing even came close to the amazing,
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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 50th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013. Winners will be revealed on February 22nd in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Cas Career Achievement Award will be given to Re-recording Mixer Andy Nelson.

Here are the nominations for the 50th Cinema Audio Society Awards:

Motion Picture . Live Action

Captain Phillips

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer .- Michael Prestwood Smith

Re-recording Mixer -- Chris Burdon

Re-recording Mixer -- Mark Taylor

Scoring Mixer -- Al Clay

Adr Mixer -- Howard London, Cas

Foley Mixer -- Glen Gathard

Gravity

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Skip Lievsay, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Niv Adiri

Re-recording Mixer -- Christopher Benstead

Scoring Mixer -- Gareth Cousins

Adr Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell

Foley Mixer . Adam Mendez

Inside Llewyn Davis

Production Mixer -- Peter F. Kurland,
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Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag

Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag
The Cinema Audio Society noms mostly follow the broad award season trends — but the differences are doozies.

The Cas noms for live action motion picture include “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Lone Survivor,” but for their final nominee, the org tapped a pic that isn’t getting a lot of awards love this season: “Iron Man 3.” Marvel’s pic made it over such other tentpoles as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and such awards darlings as “American Hustle.”

The Cas recognizes outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards highlight sound editing.

The Cas noms for animated feature, a category added last year, went to “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University,” and then, once again, to a less ballyhooed title: “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

The TV races will give “Behind the Candelabra,” yet another chance at a statuette, in the movie & minis category,
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Film review: 'Scotch and Milk' 'Scotch and Milk' Goes Down Well / Screenwriter-director-star Goldberg put frothy 'booze noir' in blender

Film review: 'Scotch and Milk'  'Scotch and Milk' Goes Down Well / Screenwriter-director-star Goldberg put frothy 'booze noir' in blender
The scotch calms the nerves while the milk soothes the stomach -- that's the odd balance in this scruffy, atmospheric film that should win admirers on the art house circuit. Equal parts "Barfly" and "Swingers", the mix doesn't always completely jell, but "Scotch and Milk" is a well-made story of lovelorn angst and fast-footed carousing that should appeal to noir fans and connoisseurs of off-center storytelling.

First-time filmmaker Adam Goldberg, already an accomplished story mixologist, has fashioned what one might blithely peg as a booze noir. In this offbeat refreshment, Goldberg also stars as Jim, a disconsolate fringer whose girlfriend Ilsa (Clea Lewis) has given him the heave-ho. Jim is a sensitive guy and, quite understandably, shell-shocked by his loss. But he is also a bit of an old-time romantic, and Jim manages to sublimate his depression into, well, self-destructive wallowing -- he takes to boozing, chasing inappropriate women and hanging out at grungy jazz joints. Blue turns to gray as the alcohol, women and sounds soothe Jim's love wounds.

Narratively, screenwriter-director Goldberg's swizzle stick sometimes lets the story line drift and coagulate into stagnant stretches, but overall the tonalities and asides are so amusing and atmospheric that we're always engaged and intrigued. Visually, "Scotch and Milk" is first-rate noir, drenched with gritty looks and emotionally charged compositions. Highest praise to Goldberg as director and cinematographer Mark Putnam for the accomplished chiaroscuro lighting that imbues the film with an aptly fractured tone, perfect for the main character's state of mind. Jeffrey Texas Schell's production design is also perfect, a blend of romantic artifacts washed over with a grimy texture.

As the despondent lover, Goldberg is credible in his wallowing and regenerative energies. His drifter, aimless friends are well-played: A round at the bar for Nicky Katt, Giovanni Ribisi, Cole Hauser, Rio Hackford and Phil Maturano. As a nice garnish, Jimmy Scott lends cheeky jazz sounds to the story, adding just the right buzz to this downbeat ditty.

SCOTCH AND MILK

Credits: Producers: Robert Bauer, Francesca Silvestri; Screenwriter-director: Adam Goldberg; Co-producer: Adrienne Gruben; Executive producers: Adam Goldberg, Nicky Katt, Earl Goldberg; Director of photography: Mark Putnam; Production designer: Jeffrey Texas Schell; Editors: Annette Davey, Adam Goldberg, Max Heller; Costume designer: Carol Katt; Casting: Mary Vernieu, Anne McCarthy; Co-executive producer: Thomas Haden Church; Associate producers: Mary Vernieu, Marty Cohen; Sound mixers: B.J. Lehn, Erik Magnus, Rich Wilkinson. Cast: Jim: Adam Goldberg; Ray: Nicky Katt. Ilsa: Clea Lewis; Marty: Giovanni Ribisi; Johnny: Cole Hauser; Stanley: Rio Hackford; Otto: Phil Maturano; Armand: Ajay Naidu; Val: Ricardo Richards; Jimmy Scott: Himself. Black & white/stereo. Running time --117 minutes.

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