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Moore Best Actress Oscar Helps 'Alice' But Not 'Maps': Box Office

1 March 2015 4:44 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Stars' box office: Julianne Moore Oscar helps only one movie (photo: Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice') (See previous post: "'The Lazarus Effect' Box Office: Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Arrives Comatose.") The Oscars do matter. As mentioned in the previous post, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman was up an estimated 125 percent this weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, following its four Academy Award wins – including Best Picture. Also up a hefty 24 percent – after adding 553 locations – is Sony Pictures Classics' Still Alice, which earned Julianne Moore the year's Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. True, an Oscar win – or key nominations – may not create mammoth blockbusters like Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey, or Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. For that, »

- Zac Gille

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Hans Zimmer briefly talks Batman v Superman score, writing individual themes for each hero

25 February 2015 12:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Catching up with Hans Zimmer at the Oscars this past weekend, MTV managed to grab a few comments from the composer about his work on the upcoming DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, asking him whether he plans to develop individual themes for each of the heroes.

“I’m trying, I’ll put it that way,” states Zimmer, who has previously stated that he plans to tackle Superman, whilst handing Batman over to Junkie Xl. “We’re in early days. But yes, of course, ideally that’s what you want to do.”

Zimmer was also asked if Warner Bros. has him down to score any future DC movies, with the composer responding that: “Look, the studio is going to hedge its bet, if I ruin this one…. And at the same time you have to remember I come from ten years of doing Batman, so it’s really »

- Gary Collinson

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"Birdman," "Boyhood" Top 2015 Independent Spirit Awards

22 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

And the Independent Spirit Awards have revealed the winners and it's looking a lot like the Academy Awards! "Birdman" beat "Boyhood" for the Best Feature trophy but Richard Linklater took away the Best Director award from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu.

Is this a sign of what's going to happen at the Oscars tonight?

Stay tuned...

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners (Highlighted) And Nominees

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Winner: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Best Director

Winner: Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Damien Chazelle

Whiplash

Ava DuVernay »

- Manny

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Winners of the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

22 February 2015 2:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of tonight’s Academy Awards, the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced last night in Santa Barbara, California.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman claimed the most awards, taking home three gongs including Best Feature, although Iñárritu lost out in the Best Director category to Richard Linklater for Boyhood.

In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Michael Keaton (Birdman) claimed Best Actress and Best Actor, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (b) were honoured in the supporting categories.

Here’s a full list of the nominations, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love Is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

David Zellner, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Best Screenplay

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Big Eyes

J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year

Dan Gilroy, »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman Wins Best Feature At 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

21 February 2015 10:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at Lacma, handed out top honors to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Whiplash and Nightcrawler at Saturday’s 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Still Alice, Dear White People, Ida, Land Ho! and Citizenfour also received awards at the ceremony, which was held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.

This year’s major category winners were Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance); which won Best Feature, Best Male Lead and Best Cinematography, Boyhood; which won Best Director and Best Supporting Female, Nightcrawler; which won Best First Feature and Best Screenplay and Whiplash; which won Best Supporting Male and Best Editing; Still Alice, which won Best Female Lead; Dear White People, which won Best First Screenplay; Land Ho!, which won the John Cassavetes Award; Ida, which won Best International Film and Citizenfour, »

- Michelle McCue

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2015 Independent Spirit Award Winners: 'Birdman' Tops the Field

21 February 2015 4:34 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Spirit Awards were handed out today and it was Birdman taking Best Feature and Best Actor (Michael Keaton) while Boyhood went home a double winner taking Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). However, while that's the result for the two big guns that will be going head-to-head at tomorrow night's Oscars, Nightcrawler was also a double winner taking Best Screenplay and Best First Feature, both awarded to writer/director Dan Gilroy. Otherwise, no big surprises with Julianne Moore (Still Alice) taking Best Actress and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) taking Supporting Actor, Citizenfour took Best Documentary and Birdman scored a third win for Emmanuel Lubezki for Best Cinematography. Justin Simien (Dear White People) took home Best First Screenplay and, whoa!, Look!, Whiplash was also a double winner, with Tom Cross winning for Best Editing (well deserved!) and anticipated Oscar winner in the same category, Ida won Best Foreign Language Film. »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Birdman’ Wins Big at Independent Spirit Awards

21 February 2015 2:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” won the Spirit Award for best feature, and Michael Keaton nabbed the statue for actor for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s whimsical comedy-drama that dominated the 30th edition of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The film thus triumphed in two of the categories that have been most difficult to predict this awards season. The feature trophy went to producers Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan and James W. Skotchdopole.

Richard Linklater was named top director for “Boyhood.” The split between the helmer/pic prizes could be a foreshadowing of Sunday’s Oscars, since the top races are hard to call. And Oscar could throw a few other curve balls into the mix, since “American Sniper,” and “The Theory of Everything” are ineligible for Spirits (since, respectively, the budget exceeded $20 million and the production was British).

Otherwise, there were few surprises in the Spirits: Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) for actress; J.K. Simmons »

- Dave McNary

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Spirit Award Winners 2015: Updated List

21 February 2015 1:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have officially begun. Stay tuned for updated winners throughout the show. Hosted by Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell, the ceremony will be broadcast live on IFC at 2:00 p.m. Pt.

Updated List of Winners:

Feature (Award given to the producer)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole –Winner

Boyhood,” Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love Is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Male Lead

André Benjamin

Jimi: All Is by My Side

Jake Gyllenhaal

Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” – Winner

John Lithgow

Love Is Strange

David Oyelowo

Selma

Female Lead

Marion Cotillard

The Immigrant

Rinko Kikuchi

“Kumiko, »

- Variety Staff

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2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Complete Winners List

21 February 2015 10:39 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 30th Independent Spirit Awards was held in Santa Monica Saturday afternoon, and "Birdman" and "Boyhood" were the ceremony's big winners. Hosted by Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen, the more casual Oscar precursor honored the best in independent filmmaking from the past year. Only three films -- "12 Years a Slave," "Platoon," and "The Artist" -- have won best feature at the Spirits and gone on to nab the Best Picture Oscar. Time will tell if this year's Spirit winner will follow in their footsteps. Get a complete list of the nominees with the winners in bold, below:

Best Feature

"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" - Winner

"Boyhood"

"Love is Strange"

"Selma"

"Whiplash"

Best Director

Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" - Winner

Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"

Ava DuVernay, "Selma"

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

David Zellner, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

Best Screenplay

Dan Gilroy, "Nightcrawler" - Winner

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, »

- Alana Altmann

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First image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman

19 February 2015 11:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zack Snyder surprised the world late Thursday night by releasing the first official image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman online via Twitter:

As you can see, Momoa hardly resembles the iconic orange and green clad blonde superhero we’ve grown to recognize from the comics, and is instead channeling his Game of Thrones character, Khal Drogo, tattoos and all.

The photo also comes with the intriguing “Unite the Seven” tag… Does it refer to the seven seas? The seven members of the Justice League? Both?

Tell us, what do you think of Momoa’s Aquaman costume? Let us know in the comments below.

Momoa will first show up as the Atlantean king when Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th, 2016. He’s joined by Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, »

- James Garcia

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New Batman V Superman Barbara Gordon Rumor Spoilers Revealed

19 February 2015 1:59 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

As previously reported, Moviepilot.com recently came out with some new spoiler rumors for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick. In this particular section, they presented a rumor that claims actress, Jenna Malone (left), has been cast to play character Barbara Gordon in the movie. The rumor also goes on to state that Barbara will be in a wheelchair at this point and assisting Batman. It reads like this: "Jena Malone's role is Barbara Gordon. Barbara works at the Gcpd as a computer technician, and that Batman asks her for help. Barbara, who is in a wheelchair at this point, agrees to help her former mentor (it is hinted that she might have been Batgirl before). Barbara works out of the Clock Tower in Gotham, and assists Batman as Oracle." After that, they also claim that character ,"Jim Gordon, is not acknowledged as dead in the movie. »

- Megan

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - More Trailers

19 February 2015 9:36 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more trailers, put together by ambitious fans, in support of director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" features DC Comics characters 'Superman', 'Batman' and 'Wonder Woman', intended to be the sequel to 2013's 'Man of Steel' and the second installment of the DC Comics' shared universe films.

The new film is written by Chris Terrio, from a story by Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer, and directed by Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne...

...Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey, Jena Malone and Holly Hunter.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Hot projects on Screenbase

18 February 2015 1:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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Two Deleted Scenes from Mockingjay Part 1 are Unveiled

17 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.

“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.

“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Oscars: The Parties That Celebrate the Academy Awards

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.

Today

Icon Mann Industry Panels

Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.

Who’s expected: Moderators David P. White of SAG-aftra and the Black List founder Franklin Leonard, plus panelists David Oyelowo, Robi Reed, Charles King and Jeremy Kleiner

Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Trailers

17 February 2015 6:43 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ teaser trailers put together by ambitious fans, supporting "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", as a consolation following the disappointing news that an official "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" 30-second TV spot, did not air during "NFL Super Bowl Xlix":

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" features DC Comics characters 'Superman', 'Batman' and 'Wonder Woman', intended to be the sequel to 2013's 'Man of Steel' and the second installment of the DC Comics' shared universe films.

"...'Lex Luthor' experimented with the alien body of dead 'Kryptonian' 'Zod', resulting in the birth of the villain 'Doomsday'..."

The new film is written by Chris Terrio, from a story by Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer, and directed by Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, »

- Michael Stevens

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 16 - February 22

17 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Birdman"

If you enjoyed this Michael Keaton meta fest, the fantastic work of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is worth the price of admission. Or, keep re-watching it until you have come to a final conclusion about the ending and What It All Means.

"The Homesman"

Tommy Lee Jones directed this grim Western about a headstrong pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) who volunteers to transport three women who have broken under the pressure of living on the wild frontier. On the way to Iowa, Mary Bee (Swank) picks up a drifter named George (Jones) to help keep things in order. Gruesome, disturbing, and great.

"The Tale of Princess Kaguya"

This gorgeous Studio Ghibli film is based on a folktale about a young girl found growing »

- Jenni Miller

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Trinity Poster For Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Brings The Key Players Together

16 February 2015 9:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Promotional one-sheets for superhero films are, naturally, a dime a dozen these days. Whether it’s positioning said protagonist with their back to camera, or situating them front and center sporting a pensive look, it’s a marketing tactic that is beginning to show signs of age. But now that Warner Bros. has finally got its ducks in a row, the studio has brought together what is arguably the three biggest icons in superhero lore for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s eye-catching trinity poster.

Granted, the image itself first made its way onto the Internet following the Hong Kong Licensing Expo, but today, a clearer version of the trinity piece has reared its superpowered head, showcasing the alter-egos of Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince.

With Zack Snyder behind the camera, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will see the actress stand alongside Henry Cavill, »

- Michael Briers

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Angelica’

11 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sigmund Freud would have surely had a field day with writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein, who has now devoted not one but two movies to women with metaphorical steel traps between their legs. In Lichtenstein’s 2007 debut, “Teeth,” the woman in question was a sexually curious teen suffering from an acute case of vagina dentata. In Lichtenstein’s latest, “Angelica,” the focus is on a wife and mother whose fragile health demands that she abstain from all pleasures of the flesh — a dietary restriction that leads to many strange bumps (and humps) in the night. The result is a looney psychosexual potboiler with one foot in “Masterpiece Theater” finery and the other in outre camp abandon, never fully satisfying on either count, but at least partly redeemed by a finely calibrated star turn from Jena Malone. Lacking the shock scares needed to sate the mainstream horror crowd, the film’s commercial prospects are decidedly limited. »

- Scott Foundas

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Berlin 2015: 'Angelica' review

11 February 2015 11:12 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Director Mitchell Lichtenstein achieved cult veneration with Teeth (2007), a idiosyncratic body horror about a young fundamentalist Christian who develops a gynaecological abnormality that she turns to her advantage in order to ward of the threat of male violence. He returns to these well-trodden themes of female sexual repression in his ludicrously ostentatious and fervently Freudian psychological thriller Angelica (2015). Based on Arthur Phillips' eponymous novel, Lichtenstein's latest the story of a Victorian marriage destroyed by gender divisions and attitudes towards female sexuality. Jena Malone stars in a well-earned leading role as both the eponymous Angelica and (via flashbacks) her mother Constance.

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- CineVue UK

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