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Foxcatcher Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details Revealed

3 hours ago | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The psychological thriller Foxcatcher from director Bennett Miller and starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo will be coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on a March 3, 2015 release date.

Foxcatcher is based on the real-life story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz. It was nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes. More recently, Foxcatcher picked up five Academy Award nominations including Best Director (Bennett), Best Actor (Carell) and Best Supporting Actor (Ruffalo).

Sony is bringing Foxcatcher to Blu-ray in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. The Blu-ray release is a combo pack that also includes the film on Digital HD. A standalone DVD version will also be released.

Foxcatcher bonus features are on the light side but should hopefully fulfill.  They include a handful of deleted scenes and the all-new featurette, ;'The Story of Foxcatcher,' a "behind-the-scenes »

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5 Ways Actors Over 50 Are Shaking Up Their Careers to Avoid the Johnny Depp Curse

26 January 2015 3:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 51-year-old actor adds another flop to his already long streak, but other actors aren’t betting their careers on only box-office bankability

Johnny Depp could be considered one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on the planet, but he hasn’t had a hit at the box office in ages and “Mortdecai” has just been added to the list of bombs.

The actor plays the Wolf in Disney’s ensemble musical “Into the Woods,” but his last leading man hit was 2011’s installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last year’s “Transcendence” fizzled, as did 2013’s “The Lone Ranger” and »

- Linda Ge

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Producers Guild Redeems "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself"

26 January 2015 7:22 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two films forgotten by the Academy, the animated adventure "The Lego Movie" and the Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself," triumphed at the recently concluded 2015 Producers Guild Awards.

"The Lego Movie" took home the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for producer Dan Lin while "Life Itself" won the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures for producers Garrett Basch, Steve James, and Zak Piper.

Meanwhile, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole took the Oscar glitter away from Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" when "Birdman" was awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The Oscars just got interesting! Will "Boyhood" triumph over "Birdman" at the Academy Awards?

In TV land, NBC was the big winner of the evening with two of their shows taking home trophies for Competition Television ("The Voice") and Live Entertainment & Talk Television ("The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon »

- Manny

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Birdman, The Lego Movie and Breaking Bad among the winners at the 2015 PGA Awards

25 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The road to the Oscars continued last night in Los Angeles as the Producers Guild of America presented the 2015 PGA Awards, with Birdman scooping the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, The Lego Movie was victorious in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category, while the television winners including Breaking Bad (Episodic Television, Drama), Orange Is the New Black (Episodic Television, Comedy) and Fargo (Long-Form Television).

Check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) here…

Motion Pictures:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

See More: Analysis: ‘Birdman’ Adds Plot Twist at PGA Awards

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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Kurt Angle talks Oscar-nominated Foxcatcher

24 January 2015 3:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Little-known fact, professional wrestler Kurt Angle actually trained for the Olympics on Foxcatcher farm, and developed a close friendship with Dave Schultz. An even lesser-known fact is that he dedicated his Olympic gold-medal win to Dave.

Due to the memories and deep personal relationships with everyone depicted in the movie, it makes sense that Kurt Angle has avoided watching Foxcatcher, but he recently worked up the courage to catch a screening of it. Afterwards he took to Facebook, typing out this emotionally resonating heartfelt response.

“I finally struck up the nerve to see Foxcatcher today. Wow…. It’s hard to relive something so very close to You. To be honest, I cried hard when Dave was shot and murdered by DuPont. The emotional tie I had with Dave was so very strong. He was a friend, coach, mentor, a true brother. The movie was very real-to-life. The actors were “right »

- Robert Kojder

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The biggest surprises from Oscar nomination morning

22 January 2015 12:34 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A few days ago, I posted a list of the biggest snubs from the Oscar nomination announcement. Now, I want to take a look at the flip side of that, running down some of the biggest surprises from that morning. There were plenty of both, to be sure, but with the snubs already hit, the surprise nominations are getting their due. It’s hard sometimes not to focus on the Oscar exclusions solely, but the inclusions are worthy of some discussions as well, being as they’re perhaps a bit more positive. As such, that’s what I’ll be doing right now, taking a look at the surprises from that morning… Here are the ten biggest surprise nominations this year: 1. Eight nominees in Best Picture – We’ve gotten so used to nine being the new default number in the Best Picture field, seeing the reduction of one nominee was a huge surprise for sure. »

- Joey Magidson

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Oscars 2015: Selma tops social media buzz

21 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Selma, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Lego Movie and ‘Dick Poop’ set social networks buzzing following this year’s Oscar nominations.

As this year’s Academy Award nominations were revealed, film fans took to the internet to express their support and shock at the line-up… but what generated the most clicks?

The figures compiled by Way To Blue - using Sysomos data covering Twitter, news, forums and blogs - saw Martin Luther King Jr biopic Selma lead the list of Best Film nominees.

More than 46,000 comments, representing 22% of all mentions of the Best Film line-up, were generated. Many were shocked at the lack of nominations for the Us civil rights drama, including a shutout for lead actor David Oyelowo.

It was followed in the social ranking by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which led the nominations.

Julianne Moore, currently frontrunner for the Best Actress gong, beat her fellow nominees to the top of the buzz chart. Benedict Cumberbatch, while »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Oscars news: 'American Sniper' controversy, Santa Barbara film festival honors directors

21 January 2015 4:50 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Sasha Stone reflects, "I suspect that with all of this heat surrounding 'American Sniper,' the Oscar voters will want to avoid all of that and will continue to do what they always have done in times of strife: put their head in the sand and wait for it to go away. That will make it easy for them to vote for the frontrunner, 'Boyhood.' I suspect that 'Sniper' is still a threat to win in some categories, like Best Actor or Screenplay. This was a tale of two movies both playing at the AFI fest, two very different directors, two different heroes, two different Americas." Awards Daily -Break- New: Experts' Oscars predictions in 24 categories The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete five Oscar-nominated helmers on Feb. 4, two days before voting commences. Three are up for Best Director -- Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”), Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”) and Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Gam. »

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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Five Oscar Nominees Tapped for First Directors of the Year Award

20 January 2015 9:10 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

Five Oscar-nominated filmmakers — Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, Boyhood’s Richard Linklater, Foxcatcher’s Bennett Miller, Citizenfour’s Laura Poitras and The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum — will become the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s first-ever recipients of the fest’s newly-created Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, Sbiff announced on Tuesday.

The honor was borne out of the fest’s directors panel, a popular annual gathering that has taken place for years on an afternoon during the middle weekend of the 12-day fest. Now — for fest’s 30th edition, which will run from Jan. 27 through Feb. 7 — it is being moved into primetime: conversations with each filmmaker individually, followed by a group discussion, will take place on the evening of Feb. 4 at the Arlington Theatre.

I am very pleased to report that I will serve as the moderator for the evening.

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- Anjelica Oswald

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Santa Barbara Fest Gives Directing Awards to Richard Linklater, Morten Tyldum and Bennett Miller

20 January 2015 1:53 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Damien Chazelle and Laura Poitras will also receive the festival’s new Directors of the Year Award

Richard Linklater, Damien Chazelle, Morten Tyldum, Bennett Miller and Laura Poitras will receive the new Outstanding Directors of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

While the festival has long honored single directors, and has hosted a panel of directors every year, it has expanded the panel in its 30th anniversary year to include the presentation of the new award.

See photos: 19 Biggest Snubs and Surprises: Oscars 2015

Linklater, Tyldum and Miller are nominated for the Best Director Oscar for “Boyhood, »

- Steve Pond

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Mark Schultz apologises for Foxcatcher criticism: 'It's a masterpiece'

20 January 2015 9:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Schultz, whose life is dramatised in the Oscar-nominated movie Foxcatcher, has once again apologised for criticising the movie.

Foxcatcher chronicles Olympic wrestler Mark (Channing Tatum) and his brother Dave Schultz's (Mark Ruffalo) deteriorating partnership with philanthropist and coach John E du Pont (Steve Carell).

Schultz initially supported the movie publicly, only to later hit out at director Bennett Miller for crafting "complete fiction" with the character relationships.

The wrestler recanted his criticism over the weekend by insisting that he was "temporarily insane", and writing: "I apologise to you before the world Bennett. I'm sorry."

Schultz has now posted a series of messages on Twitter to accuse "writers" of turning him against Miller and Foxcatcher.

"The consensus is in. Foxcatcher Is A Masterpiece," he tweeted over the weekend.

He continued: "I am praying so hard #Foxcatcher wins. Especially Bennett Miller, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo.

"Thank you Bennett Miller »

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Mark Schultz calls 'Foxcatcher' a 'miracle,' apologizes again

20 January 2015 8:37 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz again apologized on social media for his criticism of Foxcatcher, a film partly based on his life. He called the 5-time Oscar-nominated movie a "miracle," and plans to "ignore the haters." #Foxcatcher is a miracle. I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it. I love my interpretation and will ignore the haters. I'm never getting mad — Mark Schultz (@MarkSchultzy) January 18, 2015 In December, Schultz, played by Channing Tatum in the film, posted on Twitter that he hated the film's director, Bennett Miller, calling him 'scum.' Schultz's criticism of Foxcatcher stems from a scene »

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Foxcatcher Subject Mark Schultz Apologizes for Slamming Director, Praises Channing Tatum

19 January 2015 4:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After slamming Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller, Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz is taking back his criticism that the film portrayed him inaccurately. Schultz, whose brother David was shot dead by John du Pont in 1996, Tweeted a series of apologies Saturday and Sunday - and argued star Channing Tatum should have been nominated for an Oscar. "I feel terrible about what I did to Bennett," he Tweeted. "#Foxcatcher is a miracle. I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it. I love my interpretation and will ignore the haters." He added: "I think the problem I had was the context of the movie. »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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Foxcatcher Subject Mark Schultz Apologizes for Slamming Director, Praises Channing Tatum

19 January 2015 4:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After slamming Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller, Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz is taking back his criticism that the film portrayed him inaccurately. Schultz, whose brother David was shot dead by John du Pont in 1996, Tweeted a series of apologies Saturday and Sunday - and argued star Channing Tatum should have been nominated for an Oscar. "I feel terrible about what I did to Bennett," he Tweeted. "#Foxcatcher is a miracle. I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it. I love my interpretation and will ignore the haters." He added: "I think the problem I had was the context of the movie. »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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David Oyelowo Was Robbed of a Nomination (Guest Blog)

19 January 2015 2:41 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Oscar snubs of the “Selma” star and director Ava DuVernay sparked a Hollywood racial diversity debate

Monday is our nation’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. As we contemplate the life and sacrifice of our nation’s great civil rights leader, some of us are also bemoaning the fact that Oscar voters did not nominate David Oyelowo for his sensitive and moving portrayal of Dr. King in “Selma.” Ironically non-Americans, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who vote for the Golden Globes, recognized the power of Oyelowo’s performance and nominated him.

Although Academy »

- Aviva Kempner

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Mark Schultz apologises to Bennett Miller for stinging attack on the Foxcatcher director

19 January 2015 8:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month, Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz launched a stinging attack at director Bennett Miller over what he perceived to be homosexual overtones in Foxcatcher, which is based upon Schultz’s relationship with Olympic sponsor John du Pont. Schultz declared that he “hated” Miller and “everything that scum touches”, and threatened to bring the filmmaker down and destroy his career.

Well, it seems that Schultz has since had a chance of heart in the wake of Foxcatcher’s five Oscar nominations, as the wrestler has now taken to Twitter to apologise publicly to Bennett Miller:

Channing Tatum Got Robbed. He Was So Good It Was Unreal. I’m amazed he wasn’t nominated. Bennett Miller is the greatest director ever. Third time’s the charm. He’s due an Oscar. I feel terrible about what I did to Bennett. I should have followed God, not man. Foxcatcher is a miracle. »

- Gary Collinson

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Mark Schultz Loves 'Foxcatcher' Again, Calls The Film "A Masterpiece," Says Channing Tatum "Robbed" Of An Oscar Nomination

19 January 2015 6:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Just as the year kicked off, a controversy started to surround "Foxcatcher" when Mark Schultz, the wrestler portrayed by Channing Tatum in the film, turned against the movie that he had been praising since it premiered at Cannes. Taking both to Twitter and Facebook, he claimed that Miller's depiction of him in the film was inaccurate, particularly when it came to his emotional state, and he called the director "scum" and threatened to end his career. Schultz later apologized for the harshness of his tone, but said he still stood by his opinion and was defending his legacy. But it's amazing what a difference five Oscar nominations can make. In the last few days, Schultz has hit Twitter and reversed his opinion on "Foxcatcher," sending out no shortage of praise to the film (calling it "a masterpiece"), Channing Tatum, and Bennett Miller, the latter of whom he now calls "the greatest director ever. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mark Schultz apologises for angry outburst against Foxcatcher director

19 January 2015 2:36 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The former Olympic wrestler, whose life is depicted in the Oscar-nominated Foxcatcher, said he ‘feels terrible’ about attacking Bennett Miller, calling the film a ‘miracle’ that ‘is going to help wrestling’

This story features major spoilers for the film FoxcatcherSteve Carell on Foxcatcher: ‘I’ve never cared about being taken seriously’Bennett Miller on the ‘uneasy relationship between money and creativity’The true story behind Foxcatcher Continue reading »

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