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Ace to honour Frank Marshall

20 January 2015 1:47 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Frank Marshall will receive the American Cinema Editors’ Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year Award in Los Angeles on January 30.

Prior Ace Golden Eddie honournees including Steven Spielberg, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz and Paul Greengrass.

Margaret Nagle has been chosen by the Writers Guild Of America, West to receive the 2015 Paul Selvin Award for her screenplay The Good Lie. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Frank Marshall Selected as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year by American Cinema Editors

20 January 2015 12:08 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Prolific filmmaker Frank Marshall has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (Ace) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.  The award will be presented at the 65thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” stated the Ace Board of Directors.  “From “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Sixth Sense” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.  We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”

Marshall joins a distinguished group of past Ace Golden Eddie honorees including Steven Spielberg, »

- Michelle McCue

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Naomi Watts, Frank Marshall, Bob Newhart and Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Receive Honorary Guild Awards

20 January 2015 9:32 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees

Actress Naomi Watts, producer Frank Marshall, comedian Bob Newhart and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will all receive honorary awards from Hollywood guilds during upcoming awards shows.

The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Icg, Iatse Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the Icg. »

- Steve Pond

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Frank Marshall Honored by American Cinema Editors as Filmmaker of the Year

20 January 2015 7:29 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frank Marshall has been selected by the American Cinema Editors as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year.

The award will be presented at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Marshall has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” ” Seabiscuit” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” said the Ace Board of Directors. “From ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made — and continues to make — a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”

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- Dave McNary

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Frank Marshall Wins Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year Award

20 January 2015 6:47 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The producer whose credits include Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button will be handed the award at a ceremony in L.A. on January 30.

Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” says the board of Ace, an honorary society of film editors. He “has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.”

Previous Golden Eddie winners include Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass and Stanley Donen.

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- The Deadline Team

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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2016: Picks 100 to 6

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

While DC and Marvel might already have a lock on several future release dates past the 2015 campaign with the Coen Bros. circling February on their calendars, for the most part, when it comes to American independent and foreign film flavored items, 2016 is still cloudy with a chance of…. 2015 just broke (we already have plenty to look forward to (Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films / Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films / Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films – soon!) but we’re already excited about what is in store for several of our favorite auteurs. Here are picks 100 to 6, with our Nicholas Bell providing further analysis on current top five for 2016. Pictured above is Peter Strickland, who sits in our number six spot.

100. Untitled Edward Munch Project – Erik Poppe

99. Bastille DayJames Watkins

98. Live By NightBen Affleck

97. Imagine – Benoit Graffin

96. Pete’s DragonDavid Lowery

95. Bella LunaIvan Fila

94. Bat, Butterfly, Moth – Sergio Caballero »

- Eric Lavallee

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Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »

- Brad Brevet

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DGA Nominations Give Boost to ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘American Sniper’ (Analysis)

13 January 2015 11:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tuesday’s DGA nominations are good news for Morten Tyldum, not so good for Ava DuVernay and David Fincher — though the exclusions don’t mean they don’t still have Oscar nomination possibilities.

With only five slots, some deserving folks didn’t make the cut. However, they shouldn’t give up hope: The nominees for the Directors Guild of America and Oscar have been identical only five times since 1970.

It’s an international race, with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”) hailing from Mexico; Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) from Norway; two from Texas, Wes Anderson (“Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”); and one California native, Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper”).

The omission of DuVernay wasn’t a surprise, since the 15,000 voters of the DGA were not sent screeners of “Selma” (though Academy members were). And many pundits predicted a nod for Fincher (“Gone Girl”). Possible dark horses included James Marsh, “The Theory of Everything”; Damien Chazelle, »

- Tim Gray

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DGA Nominations: Eastwood is Fashionably Late Yet Again

13 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Directors Guild of America have spoken and raised the Eastwood flag yet again. The 84 year old director cruised to a nomination for his conservative military drama American Sniper. It's his fourth nomination with the DGA. He has won twice before at the DGA and also received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Academy has nominated him even more often for directing as American Sniper will be his fifth Best Director nomination should it come to pass. Eastwood has a habit of crashing the party late. He did it in 2004 with Million Dollar Baby when everyone was preparing for an Aviator sweep. He did it in 2006 with the tiny grossing nearly black and white foreign language film Letters from Iwo Jima and he looks like he'll do it again on Thursday for American Sniper.

DGA Nominees:

Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood American Sniper

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Daily | In the Works | Woody Allen, Greenaway, Amirpour

13 January 2015 10:31 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The surprise of the day has to be the announcement from Amazon Studios: Woody Allen will write and direct a half-hour series which may be ready for streaming as early as next year. Also in today's roundup: When Twin Peaks returns next year, Kyle MacLachlan will once again be playing Special Agent Dale Cooper. Peter Greenaway may be forced to make changes to the script for the second of two films about Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein. Reese Witherspoon is reuniting with Alexander Payne, there's a remake of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville in the works, plus forthcoming projects from Ana Lily Amirpour, Jim Mickle and more. » - David Hudson »

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Predicting The Directors Guild Of America Nominees For Feature Film

12 January 2015 7:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tomorrow, the Directors Guild of America will announce their nominations for their 67th annual awards, so let’s take a look at whose names we’ll most likely be seeing in those five coveted slots for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.

Last year, it wasn’t particularly hard to narrow down the five finalists. We had solid locks with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street). That final slot had a couple of potential names that could have filled it, but Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) seemed the most likely candidate, and indeed was chosen by the DGA. However, the Academy decided to replace him later on with Alexander Payne for the over-hyped and disappointing Nebraska.

This year is a completely different ballgame. As it stands, there are only two names that appear to be locks, »

- Jeff Beck

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Casting Net: Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo in discussions for 'Queen of Katwe'

9 January 2015 7:08 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo are in discussions for the upcoming Disney film, Queen of Katwe. Mira Nair is directing the film, which will tell the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Nyong'o will play Phiona's mother, Harriet Mutesi, with Oyelowo as Robert Katende, a mentor of sorts who helps Mutesi become the World Chess Olympiad. The film was inspired by Tim Crother's 2011 Espn The Magazine article and book, "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster."William Wheeler adapted the story for the screen. [Variety] • Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Jessica Chastain is Everything. And Other Links

9 January 2015 12:35 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let's start with this super cute pic of Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac which she labelled

Feeling the power of the Nbr

Remember the other day when we linked to that article using old Streep quotes to attack Russell Crowe's ageist comments about actresses? Well, Streep went and ruined it by defending him in public. So Jessica Chastain, inbetween taking super cute photos on the Oscar campaign trail, is on it, she told People:

I think there are some incredible actresses in their 50s and 60s that are not getting opportunities in films. And for someone to say there are plenty of roles for women that age – they're not going to the movies enough."

Preach, Jessica. Preach! 

Pajiba fascinating think piece on how ineffective Nielsen ratings are and why it's unacceptable that the media still uses them like a Bible

Nyt Rod Taylor (The Birds, The Time Machine, The Twilight Zone »

- NATHANIEL R

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Reese Witherspoon and Matt Damon will join Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

9 January 2015 12:04 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of Reese Witherspoon’s breakout roles was as the ambitious and persnickety Tracy Flick in Alexander Payne’s second film Election. Since then, the pair has yet to work together, but Deadline reported Wednesday that Witherspoon has joined Payne’s latest film, the much delayed Downsizing.

According to The Playlist, Downsizing was first conceived back in 2008 as a sci-fi social satire in which “enlightened,” possibly pretentious humans choose to shrink themselves down to 1/8 their size in an effort to scale back on Earth’s rapidly depleting resources. Witherspoon was originally attached along with Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

That version of the film never got made, and Payne went on to make The Descendants and Nebraska in the interim. But now Witherspoon is back onboard along with star Matt Damon.

And in a positive update, Deadline reported on Thursday that Downsizing would be picked up by Megan Ellison and Annapurna Pictures, »

- Brian Welk

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Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris & More Also Joining 'Downsizing'

9 January 2015 10:09 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following news that Reese Witherspoon was going to reteam with her Election director Alexander Payne for the satire Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, a trio of new actors have been added to the film. THR reports that Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Sudeikis will all have roles in the film that now finds itself getting produced and financed by Megan Ellison and her fantastic Annapurna Pictures banner. There's still no new details, but it's been said to follow a man, down on his luck, who decides he can have a much better life if he undergoes a process to shrink himself. It's probably Payne's oddest film yet. This also sounds like it could be Payne's most comedic film since Election with names like Baldwin, Harris and Sudeikis involved now. Of course, all of Payne's films have had some quirky comedy, even amongst the drama in films like About Schmidt and The Descendants. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Alexander Payne Sets Ensemble For Matt Damon-Led, Annapurna-Backed ‘Downsizing’

9 January 2015 9:48 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following his lo-fi, black-and-white Nebraska, Alexander Payne will be going big for his next film…by going small. We learned last year that Matt Damon has committed to the newly revived Downsizing, described by Payne as a “difficult” and “sprawling” screenplay. It takes place in a future where humans have the ability to downsize themselves, and in doing so, require […] »

- Leonard Pearce

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Three more join Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

9 January 2015 6:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After delivering another knockout film last year with the sincere Nebraska, director Alexander Payne is busy at work gearing up to shoot his latest film, Downsizing, a science-fiction dramedy about a man  and his wife who try to reinvigorate their lives and voluntarily have themselves shrunk down. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute.

During the last week, Oscar Winners Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Adjustment Bureau) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Inherent Vice) have signed on to play the leading couple of the film, but The Wrap is today reporting that Jason Sudeikis (We’re The Millers), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) , and upcoming Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl) have all signed on to join the project in unspecified roles.

Downsizing sees Payne re-team with co-writer Jim Taylor after their work together on Sideways and The Descendants, and is co-produced by Annapurna Pictures, the company behind American Hustle. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Sudeikis join Downsizing

9 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Sudeikis have been cast in Downsizing.

The trio join Reese Witherspoon and Matt Damon in the science fiction comedy, reports Deadline.

Alexander Payne's film is set in a near future in which Norwegian scientists discover a method of shrinking human beings to an eighth of their size.

The method is adopted to reduce consumption and overpopulation, settling the shrunken humans in miniature cities, but dire consequences slowly emerge for big and small people alike.

Baldwin will next be seen in Still Alice and Mission: Impossible 5

Sudeikis was most recently seen in Horrible Bosses 2.

Harris featured in David Fincher's acclaimed Gone Girl last year.

Downsizing is yet to announce filming or release dates. »

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News Bits: Escobar, BAFTA, Purge 3, Downsizing

9 January 2015 5:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Escobar: Paradise Lost

Radius is pushing back the U.S. release date of the Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson-led "Escobar: Paradise Lost" from next Friday to sometime in the second quarter.

The true story tale deals with a love story between a young Canadian surfer, and the niece of Colombia's drug king. Radius did not give a reason for the delay. [Source: ]

2015 BAFTA Awards

This year's nominees for the Ee British Academy Film Awards (the BAFTAs) are in with "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" competing for best film. 'Imitation' and 'Theory' are also competing with "'71," Paddington," "Pride" and "Under the Skin" for Outstanding British Film. [Source: Screen]

The Purge 3

Universal Pictures has confirmed a July 1st 2016 release date for the thriller sequel "The Purge 3". No details regarding casting or plot have been revealed beyond it being once again using »

- Garth Franklin

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Nph, Alec Baldwin & Jason Sudeikis join Alexander Payne's Downsizing

9 January 2015 12:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A couple of days ago we learned Reese Witherspoon will star alongside Matt Damon in Alexander Payne's Downsizing, and now The Wrap is reporting Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin and Jason Sudeikis have also joined the dramedy. The site doesn't have any details on their roles, but we do know Damon is playing the lead, a down-on-his luck a man who realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. Alexander Payne will direct Downsizing from a script he »

- Jesse Giroux

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