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Sony Hack: New 'Ghostbusters' Movie, Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt and Feig's Plans

16 December 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today's story brought to you courtesy of the "Guardians of Peace", aka the anonymous group that hacked Sony, brings news surrounding Sony's new Ghostbusters film with details peppered throughout a variety of reports. As you probably know, Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids) is attempting to put together an all-female team of ghost hunters, but we'll get to the ladies in just one second as today's story begins with a seemingly abandoned idea from a couple of rising Hollywood actors as well as an actor interested in starring in the reboot. Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, told Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, news that Ryan Gosling was interested in the project while also adding Feig wants Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone for the project. In addition to that, The Daily Beast reports Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Caplan have also shown interest in what is described as »

- Brad Brevet

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Lots of Ghostbusters 3 Story Details Leaked

16 December 2014 3:25 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Director Paul Feig has been emailing Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal about "Ghostbusters 3." And now, because of the hack, we have an idea of what to expect from the new movie, which Feig says will be a reboot. Possible Spoilers Ahead: In the film, humans aren't afraid of ghosts, because ghosts don't exist. But when a convicted murderer turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by "a supercharged electrical storm," the murderer is given the power to raise an army of ghosts, which could be made up of famous villains throughout history. These ghosts will have to face the Ghostbusters, "four very different women" who must "figure out in funny, scary and action-packed ways how to save New York City and the world." The Ghostbusters will work for the Us government, but because ghosts don't exist, the government will continually disavow their relationship. Feig wants Cecily Strong to play the team's bureaucratic nemesis, »

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Ghostbusters 3: Ryan Gosling Wants In on the Upcoming Film

15 December 2014 3:43 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Gosling Wants Onboard Of The New Ghostbusters. This past week has provided a cornucopia of major news for fans that are breathlessly anticipating the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. After reports surfaced that stated Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan and Jennifer Lawrence are the frontrunners for the [...]

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- Victor Stiff

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Birdman leads the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations

15 December 2014 1:12 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has today announced the nominations for the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, with Birdman once again leading the pack with thirteen nods, followed by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with eleven and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood with eight. All three will content Best Picture along with Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Unbroken and Whiplash.

Check out the full list of nominations here…

Best Picture



Gone Girl

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

The Imitation Game



The Theory of Everything



Best Director

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Ava DuVernay, “Selma

David Fincher, “Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman

Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, “Birdman

David Oyelowo, “Selma

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Jennifer Aniston, »

- Gary Collinson

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Indiana critics join 'Boyhood' love fest, erroneously deem 'Whiplash' script adapted

15 December 2014 11:22 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Though the Indiana Film Journalists Association have chimed in with the usual at the top, as "Boyhood" took Best Film and Best Director honors, their decisions in a few areas are pretty interesting. Ralph Fiennes for Best Actor, for instance, and "Under the Skin" for score. The runner-ups throughout are pretty nifty if you're getting tired of the usual. However, the group erroneously awarded "Whiplash" in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Though there was a short film, Damien Chazelle's script was written prior to its production. The short, in fact, was simply a scene from the script filmed to raise funds for the feature. I think someone overthought that one. Anyway, check out the full list of winners below and lose yourself in The Circuit. Best Film "Boyhood" (Runner-up: "Whiplash") Top 10 "Boyhood" "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Imitation Game »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'Ghostbusters' Spinoff to Star Channing Tatum & Chris Pratt?

15 December 2014 9:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed that actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Caplan have all expressed interest in starring in the studio's all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. Today, more emails have leaked that reveal Sony is also working on a spinoff that will star Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. Both actors worked together on the indie comedy 10 Years, which Channing Tatum also produced as a starring vehile for his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Here's an excerpt of Channing Tatum's email to Sony's Amy Pascal, where he compares the project to Batman Begins.

"Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a Huge Batman Begins Movie. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. Come Oonnnn!!!"

The next day, Sony's production president Hannah Minghella sent an »

- MovieWeb

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Is Sony Prepping A Ghostbusters Spinoff Starring Chris Pratt And Channing Tatum?

15 December 2014 8:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve known for some time that Sony is prepping an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, with the likes of Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Lawrence in contention to don the famous proton packs for director Paul Feig. But according to leaked emails from the company, this isn’t the only film that’s in the mix at Sony, who are reportedly planning a spinoff movie that would star Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.

Billed as a separate film entirely, the proposal is much more than just an off-kilter notion, as Hannah MinghellaColumbia Pictures’ co-president of production — proved in a message to some fellow executives.

So… in a curious turn of events – the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together…The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would »

- Michael Briers

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Announcing the 2015 Critics' Choice Nominations

15 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Golden Globe and SAG nominations are in, and there is one more award show announcing its noms before the Oscars say who's up in January: the Critics' Choice Awards. There are some new names within the Critics' Choice, generally because they also award in the comedy and action categories, but there are also some titles in the main categories not previously nominated, like Unbroken. The Critics' Choice Awards air Jan. 15, so check out the full list here. Best Picture Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Nightcrawler Selma The Theory of Everything Unbroken Whiplash Best Actor Michael Keaton, Birdman Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler David Oyelowo, Selma Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Best Actress Jennifer Aniston, Cake Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, Wild Marion Cotillard, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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"Birdman" Tops Critics' Choice Awards Nominations! See Full List!

15 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" tops the nominations for the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards brought to you by the Broadcast Film Critics Association of which I'm a proud voting member! Our deadline to vote for the nomination round was last Friday and I'm happy to say that most of my favorites made it to the final ballot!

"Birdman," which received 13 nods is now competing with "Boyhood," "Gone Girl," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything," "Unbroken," and "Whiplash" for the Best Picture of the Year!

The winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be revealed live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9pm Et/ 6pm Pt. Coincidentally, this is the same day the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Legendary Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show.s host.

Kevin Costner, Ron Howard »

- Manny

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2015 Critics Choice Awards Nominations Led by 'Birdman' with 13 Nominations

15 December 2014 7:11 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Birdman is clearly a favorite this awards season, at least when it comes to nominations as it once again tops a list of nominees, this time the 2015 Critics Choice Awards as it leads the field with 13 total nominations followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel, which continues to surge this awards season with 11 nominations, and Boyhood with eight. Full disclosure, I'm part of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca), which nominates and votes on these awards, but I'm a little nervous my nominees this year weren't counted as I mistakenly missed the deadline by a few hours thinking it was on Saturday, not Friday. Oops, though looking at these nominations it doesn't seem as if it would have mattered. For example, I don't see Locke anywhere, Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) didn't get a supporting actress nomination, A Most Wanted Man didn't get an adapted screenplay nomination, no nomination for The Raid 2 in Best Action Movie, »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest’ Top Critics Choice Awards Nominations

15 December 2014 6:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With 13 bids, “Birdman” led nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, followed by 11 for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a one-two punch for Fox Searchlight. “Boyhood” followed with eight.

The noms for Angelina Jolie (“Unbroken”) and Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) mean that two of the six director contenders are women. Among the films earning more attention than in this year’s previous kudos announcements: “Interstellar” (seven); “Guardians of the Galaxy” (five) and “Unbroken” (four).

The voting, by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.,  is one of the more reliable Oscar predictors, in terms of winners. The group has matched the eventual Oscar-winning best pic in 12 of the last 15 years.

As for nominations, the Ccma are a good guide for what’s popular in awards conversations, but several factors limit the noms’ powers as an Oscar omen.

For one thing, this group cites six contenders in most categories, compared to five from the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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‘Birdman’, ‘Budapest’ And ‘Boyhood’ Get Key Oscar Boost To Lead Critics’ Choice Movie Award Nominations; Jolie Rebounds From Globe Snub

15 December 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Continuing its romp through the critics kudos this awards season, Fox Searchlight’s Birdman drew a whopping 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In fact it’s a big day for Fox in general as Searchlight’s March release, The Grand Budapest Hotel was remembered to the tune of 11 nominations, while big Fox scored 6 nominations with Gone Girl. All three compete for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and significant acting nods. This is a big boost in particular for Budapest, coming on the heels of its SAG nod for Outstanding Cast as well as four key Golden Globe nominations.  Usually films opening as early as March are largely forgotten when it comes to Best Picture attention, but Budapest could be a rare exception in recent years if this triumph for the Wes Anderson comedy is repeated at the Oscars.  The last film that opened as early as March, »

- Pete Hammond

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Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations crystallize the Oscar season so far

15 December 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Broadcast Film Critics Association's (Bfca*) annual announcement of nominees is particularly informative for one key reason: it's a broad assessment of the year from a vast voting body. The only two such events prior to the end of the year tend to be this and the Screen Actors Guild's nominations announcement, each setting the early stage in terms of what seems to be appealing across a wide spectrum. Other guilds then add to that equation in January. So where did the Bfca's chips end up this season? For starters, in what has become a trend for critics groups that provide a nominations stage, Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" led overall with 13 mentions. And in what has also become a trend with critical precursors, Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" (11) and Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (8) were right up there, too, making starkly clear what the critical darlings are this season. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Ghostbusters Spinoff Starring Channing Tatum & Chris Pratt Is Being Developed

14 December 2014 11:09 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Director Paul Feig is currently working on his female-led Ghostbusters reboot for Sony, which we know from recent leaked emails could feature Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan or even Ryan Gosling. Though, that might not be the only Ghostbusters film in Sony's pipeline. According to emails that The Daily Beast has viewed, Channing Tatum ("21 Jump Street") pitched Sony executives on a Ghostbusters film that would be a spinoff of Feig's. Tatum wants to star in it, alongside his 10 Years co-star, Chris Pratt ("Jurassic World"). An email from Tatum to Pascal concerning Ghostbusters dated August 21 says, “Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a Huge Batman Begins Movie. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. Come Oonnnn!!!” The next day, Hannah Minghella, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, sent »

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16 Crazy-Random Things We Learned From the Sony Hack

14 December 2014 9:18 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Sony Pictures hack has been a trending topic for weeks now, with headlines getting juicier and juicier as reporters comb through material. (Even Saturday Night Live has taken note - James Franco and Seth Rogen made light of the scandal in a recent episode.) While some information poses threats to Sony's stars and products, other pieces provide a window into the inner workings of Hollywood. Read on to find out what we've learned about Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, and more stars affected by the massive hack. Kanye West will reportedly appear in a holiday movie costarring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which is expected to hit theaters next year. In 2013, Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, reportedly approached Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper about a Destiny's Child biopic. "Do we think it would be a successful film? They're on Sony label. I'm just not sure that it's not too soon, »

- Nick-Maslow

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One Of Hollywood's Leading Men Really Wants To Be In Ghostbusters

14 December 2014 2:39 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Sony Pictures hack has already revealed that the top five contenders for the female leads in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot are Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan and Jennifer Lawrence - but now new details are surfacing about the availabilities for male actors in the project. According to reports, there is one big role in the movie for someone with an Xy chromosome, and weirdly enough it's possible that Ryan Gosling could be the one who winds up playing it. This information has come to light thanks to a new article from The Daily Beast, which has had access to emails from Sony executives about Ryan Gosling's potential future with the studio. Thanks to a conversation between Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Ilene Feldman, Gosling' manager, the site has learned that Gosling and Pascal really hit it off during a recent meeting »

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Shawn Levy Drops out of Minecraft Film

13 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

After a month of being attached to direct a live-action adaptation of the popular video game Minecraft, Shawn Levy has dropped out. That’s not all, though. According to Variety, writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have left the Warner Bros. project as well.

So what happened? Apparently, the creative team presented a new idea to the studio last month, but that idea didn’t fit with what the video game developers were looking for, so Levy and the studio thought that the best idea for them to part ways. In an interview with WSJ, Levy said,

"What happened simply is, Warners asked me to develop kind of how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it’s not a narrative game. We came up with an approach that felt good to us and I discussed it with Mojang, the game makers who make Minecraft, and they were like, »

- Joey Paur

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Ghostbusters 3 Actresses Shortlist Revealed, Sony Planned to Sue Bill Murray

13 December 2014 12:25 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The Sony Pictures hacking continues to provide information about internal conversations and dealings going on in the studio. Today, we have news about "Ghostbusters 3," including which actresses are being considered to becoming the new team. "Bridesmaids" actress Rebel Wilson recently revealed that she's already met with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) to star in the third "Ghostbusters" film. And according to an email from Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal to Ivan Reitman (director of first "Ghostbusters), such actresses as Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Kaplan have all expressed interest in joining the movie. Meanwhile, several lawyers in Sony's legal department have discussed Bill Murray's reluctance to return for "Ghostbusters 3." The plan was "aggressive litigation." Sony wanted to keep things quiet so as not to harm the studio.s reputation by publicly going after a celebrated actor like Murray. »

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'Ghostbusters' Wants Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence & More

12 December 2014 4:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few days, actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence and Rebel Wilson revealed that they have both met with director Paul Feig to discuss potential roles in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. While nothing has been set in stone, The Daily Beast have uncovered leaked emails from the Sony hack that reveal Jennifer Lawrence has expressed interest in starring, along with Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Caplan. Here's an excerpt from an October 24 email from Sony's Amy Pascal to original Ghostbusters director and reboot producer Ivan Reitman.

"Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise so that we can use all »

- MovieWeb

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Santa Barbara fests' Virtuosos honorees include Boseman, Slate, Oyelowo

12 December 2014 3:59 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you thought the recent Golden Globes nominations slighted some of the better performances this year, allow the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to shine its spotlight on some of the underdogs (along with a few major contenders we can’t cynically roll our eyes at — they’re just too lovable).  Sbiff announced in a press release Friday afternoon that it would continue its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2015 Virtuosos Award to Chadwick Boseman ("Get on Up"), Ellar Coltrane ("Boyhood"), Logan Lerman ("Fury"), David Oyelowo ("Selma"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") and Jenny Slate ("Obvious Child"). “These are seven exemplary performers that provide us with undeniable evidence that 2014 was a dynamic year in acting," festival director Roger Durling said in a statement. If you were thinking of contending with Sbiff’s choices, allow them to defend the picks in their own words: »

- Matt Patches

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