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Hans Zimmer Will Compose 'Aquaman', 'Wonder Woman' Themes

24 February 2015 10:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in November, we reported that composer Hans Zimmer will team up with Junkie Xl to provide the score for Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With post-production currently under way, MTV caught up with Hans Zimmer on the Oscars red carpet, where he revealed that he hasn't quite begun work on the score yet. He also talked about providing the individual themes for incoming heroes such as Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Here's what he had to say, revealing that he already has a couple of ideas in mind for the entire Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice soundtrack:

"I have one day off and you guys have to go right to the unwritten score. No, I've got an idea. I've got a couple of ideas."

Last week, fans finally got their first glimpse at Jason Momoa's Aquaman, »

- MovieWeb

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Hans Zimmer Will Compose 'Aquaman', 'Wonder Woman' Themes

24 February 2015 10:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in November, we reported that composer Hans Zimmer will team up with Junkie Xl to provide the score for Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With post-production currently under way, MTV caught up with Hans Zimmer on the Oscars red carpet, where he revealed that he hasn't quite begun work on the score yet. He also talked about providing the individual themes for incoming heroes such as Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Here's what he had to say, revealing that he already has a couple of ideas in mind for the entire Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice soundtrack:

"I have one day off and you guys have to go right to the unwritten score. No, I've got an idea. I've got a couple of ideas."

Last week, fans finally got their first glimpse at Jason Momoa's Aquaman, »

- MovieWeb

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Imitation Game leads Empire Awards nominations

24 February 2015 9:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benedict Cumberbatch drama leads the pack with six nominations.

The Imitation Game, the codebreaking war drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads this year’s Empire Awards with six nominations.

The winners of the awards are chosen by readers of the UK film magazine, with blockbusters ranked alongside indie hits. The Best Film category includes Boyhood, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Imitation Game and Interstellar.

James Nesbitt will host this year’s ceremony in London on March 29.

The Jameson Empire Awards 2015 Nominations In Full

Best Newcomer — Male

Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)Daniel Huttlestone (Into The Woods)Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)Dan Stevens (The Guest)

Best Newcomer — Female

Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)Essie Davis (The Babadook)Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy/Oculus)Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy presented by MediCinema

Dawn Of The Planet Of The »

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

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Zimmer, Robbie On "Batman" Music, Quinn

24 February 2015 9:01 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Having worked on both Chris Nolan's "The Dark Knight" trilogy and Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," composer Hans Zimmer is understandably returning for Snyder's upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" which brings together Henry Cavill's Superman with a new take on Batman played by Ben Affleck.

With various films and shows involving multiple heroes and villains, one trick often used is to give each of the characters an individual theme to help differentiate them. Speaking at the Oscars on Sunday, Zimmer was asked by MTV if that was the plan:

"I’m trying, I’ll put it that way. We’re in early days. But yes, of course, ideally that’s what you want to do...I’ve got a couple of ideas."

Zimmer admits proper work has not yet begun on the film's score, which he is collaborating with Junkie Xl on. He was, however, »

- Garth Franklin

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Podcast: 2015 Oscar Recap and Reactions

24 February 2015 8:40 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Oscars are in the books and it's time to take a step back and see what we think of the show and the results as Laremy and I discuss everything from Neil Patrick Harris' performance as host, Eddie Redmayne's win, John Travolta's touchy-feely behavior and a wide variety of reactions from the big show. We also answer your questions and voicemails, play a few games and hey, look! The timeline is back! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and »

- Brad Brevet

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9 Awesome Deleted Scenes From The Dark Knight Trilogy

24 February 2015 7:02 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Dark Knight Trilogy is one of the most critically acclaimed and financially successful movie series of all time. By merging modern world issues with classic Batman lore, writer and director Christopher Nolan played a key part in ushering in the current age of superhero movies.

People love these movies, and so naturally many are constantly on the prowl for new snippets of intriguing facts detailing their production. However, Nolan is known for being a particularly secretive director who, similar to a magician, likes to keep details of filmmaking a mystery. He is not especially fond of commentaries and, yes, deleted scenes. In fact, since he usually doesn’t start filming before he is completely satisfied with a script, not much is actually deleted from his films. And since he considers his theatrical cuts to be his director’s cuts, don’t expect to see what little deleted »

- Brandon Jacobs

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Michael Keaton: his 10 greatest screen characters

24 February 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Batman to Birdman and everything in between, we take a look at Michael Keaton's top 10 most memorable roles...

Sometimes, the Oscars have a tendency of giving out awards to actors who are seen to have paid their dues, perhaps not for the best performance of that year or even for the particular actor's own best performance, but to recognise past work. Michael Keaton is not the most likely of these, but this could be why some speculated that he was an early favourite for this year's Best Actor award, for his performance in Birdman.

The later frontrunner Eddie Redmayne rightfully and very graciously wound up taking it home for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, though Birdman went on to take home the main prize for Best Picture and a number of other major awards.

It would hardly have been a major upset if »

- simonbrew

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Hans Zimmer is trying to compose themes for Aquaman and Wonder Woman

24 February 2015 3:39 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Late last year we heard that (surprise) Hans Zimmer would be scoring Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but Zimmer announced that he would be bringing along Junkie Xl for the ride. Why? Well, why not? Aside from keeping things interesting, Zimmer wouldn't have to work on Batman's theme (that's going to Mr. Xl) therefore not betraying Christopher Nolan and the time he spent on his Dark Knight trilogy. Well, at some obscure awards ceremony, Hans »

- Sean Wist

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Hans Zimmer Planning To Establish Themes For Justice League Characters In Batman v Superman

24 February 2015 2:53 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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When the blockbuster movie was born in the late 70s, the stonking, foot stomper theme was in its prime. This is when John Williams made his name with scores for Jaws, Superman and Star Wars. The modern superhero boom can arguably be traced back to 1989’s Batman, and again, there was a memorable, hummable, infectious theme, this time courtesy of Danny Elfman.

But more recently, the glut of superhero pictures hasn’t produced anything like the same calibre of ‘hit themes.’ Iron Man has no big character theme, Thor neither, and Chris Nolan’s Batpictures don’t really scratch that itch at all.

But Man of Steel almost does. It’s not comparable to John WilliamsSuperman theme, but Hans Zimmer did definitely offer up some kind of hook and tied it to Jor-El.

Now he’s starting work on the music for Batman v Superman, and according to the man himself, »

- Brendon Connelly

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‘The Imitation Game’ Leads Race for Empire Awards

24 February 2015 1:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “The Imitation Game” leads the race for the Jameson Empire Awards, which is voted for by readers of film magazine Empire, with six nominations.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” follow with four nominations each. “Boyhood,” “Gone Girl,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Interstellar” were all short-listed in three categories.

Five films have been short-listed in both the film and director categories: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Boyhood,” “Interstellar,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Imitation Game.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 29.

The Jameson Empire Awards Nominations

Film

Boyhood

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Director

Peter Jackson (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”)

Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)

Christopher Nolan »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Imitation Game leads Empire Awards 2015 nominations

24 February 2015 1:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Imitation Game leads the nominations at this year's Jameson Empire Awards.

The Alan Turing drama is up for a total of six gongs, followed by Kingsman: The Secret Service, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with four nods each.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage will also contest Best Actor alongside American Sniper's Bradley Cooper and The Theory of Everything's Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

Academy Award nominees Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) are joined by Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in the Best Actress field.

There are also multiple nominations for Interstellar and Boyhood, with both Christopher Nolan and Richard Linklater on the Best Director shortlist opposite Peter Jackson, Morten Tyldum and Matt Reeves.

James Nesbitt will return to host the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards, which take place on Sunday, »

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Examining the Christopher Nolan backlash

23 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Another Oscars season, and Christopher Nolan is overlooked again. With Interstellar getting a mixed reaction, we look at the Nolan backlash.

This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Interstellar.

In case you missed it, the Oscars were this past weekend and Birdman was the big winner. The Academy’s choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu's fever dream was a genuine shock, with Boyhood the running favourite for many months. Nonetheless, some things never change, and in that vein it's certainly a non-surprise the Academy also hardly noticed the most ambitious blockbuster of 2014: the Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar. Indeed, I use the phrase "non-surprise", because how could it be a winner when it was only nominated for the bare minimum of five Oscars in technical categories that are reserved as consolation prizes?

This is by all means par for the course with a film that has »

- simonbrew

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Tech Support: 'Grand Budapest' and 'Whiplash' lead Oscar's craft categories

23 February 2015 1:10 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, we're done. Another Oscar ceremony ends, and with it, another awards season and another year of Tech Support here at In Contention. On the whole, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" came out the big winner, taking four of the 10 crafts categories. "Whiplash" came up with two more while "Birdman," "Interstellar," "Selma" and "American Sniper" got in on the love-sharing with one apiece. Crafts category shut-outs for "Mr. Turner," "Unbroken" and "The Imitation Game," despite their impressive nomination counts, were unsurprising. It was also a year of repeat victors. Winners in Best Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound Editing and Visual Effects had all won previously. There was one big first-timer, though, in Alexandre Desplat – more on him in a moment. Others are still waiting for their first wins, alas. Cinematographer Roger Deakins, songwriter Diane Warren and sound mixer Frank Montaño immediately jump to mind. Emmanuel Lubezki's triumph in »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Oscars 2015: Backstage with the Crafts and Animation Winners

23 February 2015 11:43 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Here are some of the craft and animation highlights backstage last night at the Oscars, topped by Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki taking home his second consecutive cinematography Oscar for the single-take "Birdman" experiment, Christopher Nolan’s "Interstellar" winning the VFX prize, and Disney’s surprise animation sweep with "Big Hero 6" and "Feast," continuing the momentum from last year’s "Frozen." “Well, the first time [Alejandro G. Iñárritu] talked about the movie, he said he wanted to do a movie in one shot, before I read the script,” Lubezki recalled.  ”And at that moment, I truly, honestly thought I hope he doesn’t offer me this movie — I’m not interested.  It sounds like a nightmare.  And then when he brought the script and talked about the characters and why it had to be one shot, he captivated me, and I truly wanted to do the movie.  And it was really, »

- Bill Desowitz

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12 Biggest Oscars Snubs and Surprises

22 February 2015 10:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In what was truly a roller-coaster awards season, the Academy ultimately crowned “Birdman” as the best film of 2014, giving it four Oscars including the top prize of the night. “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s adolescent drama that was 12 years in the making, was long considered a frontrunner, until it started losing the guild awards. It only took home a single Oscar for best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.

Here are the 12 biggest snubs and surprises from Oscars night.

Surprise: “Birdman,” best picture

A victory for any of the eight nominees for best picture would be considered a surprise, given how close this year’s award season race has been. Many predicted there would be a picture/director split this year, much like last year (between “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity”), but that turned out not to be the case. “Birdman” swept the top two prizes of the night, causing “Boyhood” fans great heartache. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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‘Interstellar’ Wins Oscar For Visual Effects

22 February 2015 7:25 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Interstellar scooped the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects tonight, beating a field of some of the biggest movies of 2014. In an Oscar year dominated by smaller films, all five nominees were among the 16 highest-grossing pics of the year domestically — a fact that further cements the importance of VFX in today’s movie landscape. The trophies went to visual effects supervisors Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley – both of whom also won an Oscar for Christopher Nolan's Incepti… »

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Oscars: 'Interstellar' wins Best Visual Effects

22 February 2015 7:04 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As 20 of our 29 Experts predicted, "Interstellar" won Best Visual Effects at the Oscars on Sunday night. Christopher Nolan's science-fiction epic has previously won at the BAFTA Awards, but lost the top prize at the Visual Effects Society to "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." -Break- This is the second Nolan film to win Best Visual Effects, following "Inception" in 2010, and it marks the first time in seven years that the Visual Effects Oscar didn't go to a Best Picture-nominated film. In fact, none of this year's nominees were up for the academy's top prize. The film was the 1/3 favorite with 20 Experts backing it: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Thom Geier, Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polow...' »

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"Interstellar": 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

22 February 2015 2:38 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca, Sneak Peek the 'good, the bad and the ugly' in director Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", starring Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain:

Michael Stevens for 'The Good':

"Taking his cue from Kubrick, director Christopher Nolan's jump into deep space has exciting VFX, including an ominous tidal wave sequence...

"...new planetary adventures, a breakneck drive through a country cornfield and several plot twists to make this space thriller worth exploring.

"Matthew McConaughey gives a laid-back performance as 'Cooper' an interplanetary pilot, grounded by his responsibilities as a single father.

"The camera loves Jessica Chastain as Cooper's adult daughter 'Murph', refreshing and luminous in every scene...

"...while Anne Hathaway pours her heart into a teary-eyed performance. 

"The boxy robot 'Tars' also makes his film debut here in some great and unexpected action sequences. 

"Being the sentimentalist I am, I admit to being »

- Michael Stevens

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'Interstellar' against 'Apes' and a parade of Marvel movies for Visual Effects Oscar

21 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Since 2008, the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects has gone to a Best Picture contender: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "Life of Pi" (2012) and "Gravity" (2013). This year, that stat holds no water, since none of this year's nominees are also up for the top prize. The Visual Effects Society went for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in a big way, and since 2002 at least one of their winners has gone on to repeat at the Oscars 10 times (among their categories, the Ves recognizes achievements in Visual Effects-Driven Features, Supporting Visual Effects, and Animated Character in live-action features): Hans Zimmer on collaborating with Christopher Nolan on 'Interstellar' and 'Dark Knight' trilogy (Video) -Break- 2002: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (Visual Effects-Driven, Animated Charact...' »

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A Query of Everything: 5 Takeaways from 2015’s Best Original Score Nominees

21 February 2015 1:56 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Why should I care about the Oscars?

No, that’s a serious question. Because as much as I hate to admit it, I do. At their very best, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets it right by tripping and falling into a “Market Irglova & Glen Hansard” here or a “12 minute standing ovation” there. At their very worst, AMPAS indulges in the most regressive, ass-backwards impulses of the industry. Whether enforcing asinine restrictions on eligibility or blacklisting via internal politics, Academy voters can be inept, close-minded and utterly humorless about their annual pat-on-the-back. Too old, too white, and too male, AMPAS is like a closet mob comprised solely of Bud Selig clones, perpetually fumbling in the dark for their reading glasses.

And yet despite all this, I’m still going to throw the remote through the television if Alexandre Desplat’s The Grand Budapest Hotel doesn’t bring »

- David Klein

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