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Big Hero 6 featurette sees Stan Lee discussing his cameo

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel may have had little involvement with Disney’s Big Hero 6, but that didn’t stop comic book legend Stan Lee from making his customary cameo in the animated movie, and the studio has now released a new featurette which sees Stan discussing his appearance. Check it out below…

See Also: Read our review of Big Hero 6 here

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the »

- Gary Collinson

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2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced: Birdman, Boyhood, Nightcrawler among leaders

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards are back with their list of the 2015 nominations. Leading the pack is the existential comedy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a whopping six nominations, including one for actor Michael Keaton and one for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Closely following with a solid five nominations are Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma.

Boyhood (read our review here) is Richard Linklater’s ultimate character study, which filmed over the course of a decade, creates a time-lapse examination like no other before it. The film follows six year old Texas boy Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, through his childhood years as he transitions into the life of a young adult ready to take on college. Boyhood received nominations for best film, director, editor, supporting actor and actress. It is bold experiment in film and should prove a serious awards contender.

Nightcrawler (read our review here) marks Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut. »

- William Fanelli

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Birdman Soars At The 2015 Spirit Awards

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As 2014 winds down, the film industry is kicking into awards season once again, with today revealing nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards. As many predicted, Birdman is leading the pack with six nominations, including one for Best Picture. Other big winners at the moment include Selma, Nightcrawler and Whiplash.

The Spirit Awards will be held on February 21st, 2015, just one day before the Oscars. Below is a detailed listing of the nominees, check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

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

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, »

- Robert Kojder

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30th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

25 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning.

Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presenting the nominations. Watch Here.

Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma and Whiplash.

“As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, “this year’s nominees are an astonishingly strong group of films and filmmakers which demonstrate the uniqueness of vision we honor at this show.”

Inherent Vice was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was created in 2008 in honor of legendary director Robert Altman who was known for creating extraordinary ensemble casts.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is a testament to the »

- Michelle McCue

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"Birdman" Tops Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

25 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" received the most nods from the Independent Spirit Awards! Nominations were announced today, and "Birdman" got 6 noms including Best Feature, Director, Editing, Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Supporting Male for Edward Norton.

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," and Ava Duvernay's "Selma" each received 5 nominations.

We'll find out the winners on Saturday, February 21st.

Here's the full list of nominees for the

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

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

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, »

- Manny

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Birdman leads Film Independent Spirit Awards with 6 nominations

25 November 2014 12:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced.

Birdman leads with six nominations including Best Feature, as well as nods for stars Michael Keaton and Emma Stone and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma have each received five nominations, which were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna in Hollywood.

The Best Female Lead category sees Marion Cotillard take on Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Jenny Slate and Rinko Kikuchi. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, André Benjamin and Michael Keaton will battle it out in the Best Male Lead category.

The awards will be handed out on February 21, the day before the Oscars takes place.

The full 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations:

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 »

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The 2015 Spirit Award Nominations

25 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Independent Spirit Awards have revealed the full list of contenders for their 2015 awards which celebrate the best in independent movies. The Michael Keaton-led "Birdman" leads the list with six nominations. "Boyhood," "Nightcrawler" and "Selma" are in a three-way fight for second with three nominations each.

Two awards have already been announced with the Robert Altman award given to Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" and a Special Distinction Award handed out to Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" which was ineligible for other awards due to its budget. Notable snubs include "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything," "Wild," "St. Vincent," "Cake," "The Homesman," "Black or White" and major studio films like "Unbroken".

Other notable inclusions this year are "Whiplash,""Love is Strange," "A Most Violent Year," "The Immigrant," "Mommy," "Under the Skin," "Obvious Child," "Still Alice," "Force Majeure," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Blue Ruin," "Ida," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, »

- Garth Franklin

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Birdman leads Spirit Award noms

25 November 2014 10:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman earned six nods and Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma five apiece as Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna unveiled the 2014 Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on November 25.Scroll down for full list of nominations

Birdman, Boyhood and Selma are in contention for best feature alongside Love Is Strange and Whiplash, which earned four nominations.

Richard Linklater and Alejandro G Iñárritu join Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, Selma’s Ava DuVernay and David Zellner for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter on the directors list.

Much-fancied Michael Keaton is nominated for his lead performance in Birdman and will compete against Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Selma’s David Oyelowo, a late arrival to the awards banquet who has earned high praise in recent weeks for his role as Martin Luther King Jr.

The best actress category is populated by Julianne Moore for Still Alice — arguably the awards season front-runner in this race — as well as Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant, which »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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30th Independent Spirit Award Noms: Birdman Leads Boyhood, Selma & Nightcrawler by a Nose

25 November 2014 10:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Odd how a live announcement is beat by the complete rundown of all the awards from a major trade, but here are the complete nominations for the 3oth anniversary edition. Fox Searchlight’s 18 million bet proved to be a good one as Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma by a busted up nose in the number of most nominations with six, while Linklater, Gilroy and DuVernay’s latest secured five noms a piece. Looking at the final five, we have a Best Feature category with a breakdown that resembles two parts Hollywood and three parts 4-5 million dollar indie range in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Selma being joined by Boyhood, Love is Strange, Whiplash. Here are the complete noms.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director »

- Eric Lavallee

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List

25 November 2014 10:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fox Searchlight’s Birdman leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — best actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma follow with five noms each and Love Is Strange and Whiplash round out the Best Feature list. See the complete list of nominees below:

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

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

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

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, »

- The Deadline Team

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‘Birdman’ Tops Spirit Awards Nominations (Full List)

25 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman” led the way in nominations with six for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards followed by five each for “Boyhood,” “Nightcrawler” and “Selma.”

Birdman” received noms for best feature, actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Producers are nominated for the best feature award are Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan and James W. Skotchdopole.

Besides “Birdman,” the other best feature  nominations went to “Boyhood,” “Love Is Strange,” “Selma” and “Whiplash.”

The noms were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The winners will be announced Feb. 21 — the day before the Oscars — in ceremonies at the usual location in a white tent on Santa Monica Beach.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

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

Birdman or (The »

- Dave McNary

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2014 Spirit Award Nominations Led By 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Nightcrawler' & 'Selma'

25 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 Independent Spirit Award nominations were just announced with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman leading the charge with six nominations followed by Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma with five each. Of those four films, Birdman, Boyhood and Selma were nominated for Best Feature, joined by Love is Strange and a personal favorite of 2014, Whiplash, both of which earned four nominations each. Also earning nominations were Dear White People, A Most Violent Year, Obvious Child and The Immigrant. The awards will be handed out on February 21, check out the complete list of nominees below. Best Feature Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood Love is Strange Selma Whiplash Best Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) Ava DuVernay (Selma) Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)) Richard Linklater (Boyhood) David Zellner (Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter) Best Screenplay Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes »

- Brad Brevet

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Here Are the 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

25 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nominees for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, with films such as "Birdman," "Selma," "Boyhood," and "Whiplash" racking up multiple nods.

"Birdman" led the pack with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, and nods in all four acting categories. "Selma" and "Boyhood" tied at five nominations apiece, while "Whiplash" scored four.

The Independent Spirit Awards are seen as an alternative to the Oscars, and are given out to films that are made for less than $20 million. They also hand out a special statuette to a film made for less than $500,000.

This year, "Foxcatcher" (starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo) and "Inherent Vice" were cited for a special distinction award and the Robert Altman Award, respectively. Oscar hopefuls including Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler"), Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), Michael Keaton ("Birdman"), and Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood") also received nominations.

The awards will be handed out on February »

- Katie Roberts

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Watch: Lucasfilm’s First Trailer For Strange Magic

23 November 2014 10:28 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first trailer for Lucasfilm’s new animated film Strange Magic has just been released and it’s far far away from what one usually expects from George Lucas.

A madcap fairytale inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Strange Magic is a musical misadventure where elves, fairies, goblins and imps battle it out to possess a powerful love potion.

A number of cinematic and theatrical actors lend their voices to this quietly slated film including Alan Cumming (Broadway’s Cabaret, CBS’ The Good Wife), Evan Rachel Wood (Charlie Countryman), Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, Bridesmaids), and Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s Wicked, Rio 2).

Check out the first trailer below!

Strange Magic is set for release in UK theatres on 11 February 2015. »

- Sacha Hall

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Footage From "Strange Magic"

23 November 2014 8:12 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first footage from director Gary Rydstrom's upcoming animated feature, "Strange Magic". based on a story by George Lucas, starring Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredeth Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare, opening January 23, 2015:

"...'Strange Magic' is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'.

"Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Strange Magic"...

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- Michael Stevens

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First Trailer For Strange Magic

23 November 2014 8:54 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

A couple of weeks ago, the world at large learned of the existence of Strange Magic, an animated adventure based on an idea by George Lucas that had quietly been developing at his Lucasfilm company under the aegis of director Gary Rydstrom. With the movie arriving in the Us in a couple of months, the trailer has now appeared. Strange Magic is set in a world where the kingdoms of the magical and the mysterious are linked but never meet. Then an interloper crosses the border and all manner of chaos breaks out, mostly to do with a powerful potion that both sides wish control over. Loosely based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the film is powered along by pop songs that apparently help tell the story, even if it all seems a little basic in terms of plot. The cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, »

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George Lucas's Strange Magic: First full trailer shows magical conflict

23 November 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A full trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm's Strange Magic has been released.

The clip was published by Yahoo Movies and offers the first real look at the long-anticipated animation.

The "madcap fairy tale musical" sees magical creatures including goblins, elves and fairies embarking on an epic battle over a powerful enchanted potion against a soundtrack of popular songs from the last 60 years.

The Gary Rydstrom-directed film is inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream and written by Rydstrom, Elf's David Berenbaum and Brave's Irene Mecchi.

The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph and Evan Rachel Wood, as well as Kristin Chenoweth, Alfred Molina, Sam Palladio and Elijah Kelley.

Strange Magic is released on January 23, 2015 in the Us and on February 11 in the UK. »

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George Lucas returns to features with ‘Strange Magic’

22 November 2014 2:50 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While he is done with with Star Wars, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting some work done by George Lucas in 2015.

Disney and LucasFilms released the first trailer for the animated feature, Strange Magic, which was written by Lucas. The film is inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Tale and features the voice work of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, and Peter Stormare.

While taking a little from Shakespeare, the film follows goblins, elves, fairies and imps embark on a musical adventure in hopes of getting a powerful potion.

Strange Magic is opening in theaters on January 23, 2015.

The post George Lucas returns to features with ‘Strange Magic’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Zach Dennis

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Watch: First Trailer for Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

22 November 2014 12:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lucasfilm has released the first trailer for their upcoming animated film “Strange Magic” via Yahoo! and it’s as magical as expected.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the story from George Lucas revolves around two worlds: a kingdom of fairies, elves and other fantastical critters and a forest of goblins and other villains.

The two universes collide over a powerful love potion made from flowers that grow along the border.

Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth and Maya Rudolph lend their voices to the animated musical, singing hits from the last several decades, including Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” Heart’s “Straight On” and Deep Purple’s “Mistreated.”

Strange Magic” is directed by Gary Rydstrom and will be released through the Touchstone Pictures banner, which is used by Disney to distribute DreamWorks Pictures’ films, on Jan. 23, 2015.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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Trailer for George Lucas' Animated Strange Magic Film

22 November 2014 10:31 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Lucasfilm has officially unveiled the trailer for its upcoming animated film "Strange Magic," which has a story by George Lucas and a voice cast comprised of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, and Peter Stormare. Check it out below. "Strange Magic" is a fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The new movie is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted" and is set to hit theaters on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer: »

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