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This year's Oscar nominees for Best Makeup and Hairstyling — "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" — are a typically varied assortment. This is a branch, after all, whose choices often reflect consideration of the work itself above Best Picture-contending frontrunners. Just last year we got nominations for films like "Bad Grandpa" and "The Lone Ranger." This time around, the cream of the crop just happened to come in critically acclaimed films. Beginning with "Foxcatcher," Bill Corso and his co-nominee, Dennis Liddiard, had a gargantuan task ahead of them: transforming well-known comedic actors Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, as well as Mark Ruffalo, into something approaching blue blood John du Pont, wrestling wunderkind Mark Schultz and his ill-fated brother Dave. They split duties, with Liddiard handling Tatum's transformation, Corso working on Carell and the two of them coming to Ruffalo when needed. For both Tatum and Ruffalo, given that they were playing wrestlers, »
- Gerard Kennedy and Kristopher Tapley
Florence Henderson is on Retirement Living TV, but she is not retiring her youthful ways.
The Brady Bunch mother is getting very candid about what sex is like at 80 years old.
"I still feel like I'm 28," she tells Closer Weekly. "There's no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better."
But why is it better?
Her theory is, "You learn to do things with more experience, intelligence and the ability to choose more wisely."
As for her love life, she admits, "I actually have a friend with benefits." She says he’s a chiropractor who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but they're not an exclusive item. Instead, she prefers to keep her options open saying, "I really enjoy his company, but I am sure he sees other people, as I do."
News: Zoe Saldana Reveals Her Secret to a Good Sex Life
While she did »
The Paris Film Office was set up in 2002 as part of the Mission Cinema project launched the same year. Both are integrated within the city council, the Mairie de Paris. Their goal is to provide a one-stop shop for French and foreign professionals that will handle all logistical aspects required for shooting in the French capital — which is not only one of the world’s most highly filmed cities but also one of the busiest, meaning that shooting there requires careful preparation. Two permits are required for filming in Paris: one issued by the Paris Film Office and one by the Préfecture de Police, the city’s police authority.
Since its launch, the Paris Film Office has inked agreements to improve filming conditions in the capital and set up a bilingual website to help French and international productions to prepare shoots. The site provides images of key locations and information »
- Martin Dale
When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.
Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos)
- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham
“What I enjoy about it is we have a laugh,” the actor said. “We want to make sure it’s embedded in there so having Simon write it is the perfect fit.”
- Luke Owen
Against all odds, Guardians Of The Galaxy charmed the pants off everyone. Audiences, critics, and even those lucky actors who starred in the Marvel movie mega-hit. Just last week, Lee Pace – who played the blue hammer-wielding villain, Ronan The Accuser – came forth to reveal his passion for the franchise. In an interview with IGN, the actor confessed that he’d be over the moon if he were given the chance to reprise the role. While Ronan suffered a grisly fate at the end of the first flick, this is the movies, and as we all know, no death in a comic book feature is ever permanent.
However, Pace’s enthusiasm isn’t the issue. It’s whether or nor director James Gunn has room for him in the sequel, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. And it seems that alas, we won’t be seeing the blue-skinned baddy. Yet.
The tidbit »
- Gem Seddon
Just because Ronan the Accuser appeared to (Spoiler!!) die at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't mean his soul isn't floating through the cosmos looking for another host body. Just recently, Lee Pace revealed that he'd love to return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, however unlikely that sounded at the time. Now, in a special Q&A with James Gunn for the DVD and Blu-ray release of this Marvel blockbuster, the director does say that Ronan may return...At some point! But it definitely won't be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (unless he's planning a sneaky surprise).
James Gunn broke the news during his Facebook session. You can check out the entire commentary: clickHere. People have really responded to Lee Pace and his character, enough so that two people had to ask the same question.
In his previous interview, Lee Pace proclaimed his love for the Ronan character, »
For the second year in a row, Katniss Everdeen stands alone atop the box office heap. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opened in November and is still playing in over 1,200 theaters, has earned $333.18 million as of yesterday, surpassing the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Despite already being released on Blu-ray and DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing, though it was only screening in 65 theaters nationwide last weekend, meaning its domestic take of $333.17 million won't increase too much over the next few weeks.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 still has some work to do if it wants to surpass its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was 2013's top movie at the box office with $424.7 million. While That movie's take was bolstered by 3D and IMAX screenings, Deadline's sources claim that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was screened in, »
Simon Pegg has found a new job within the Star Trek franchise. Not only will he be reprising his role as Scotty in Star Trek 3, but now he's also co-writing it! Paramount Pictures hired him along with Doug Jung (Dark Blue, Banshee) to bust out a script.
The film was originally supposed to be written and directed by Roberto Orci, but he's now only attached to the project as a producer. Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin is set to direct the film.
I love that Pegg is coming on board as a writer! His involvement in the development process will only make the movie better in the end. Pegg has worked on scripts for films such as Shaun of the Dead; Hot Fuzz; The World’s End; Run, Fatboy, Run; and Paul. You think he'll give his character a bigger part in the narrative? I think Pegg will »
- Joey Paur
It's a pretty foregone conclusion that the principal cast members of the rebooted Star Trek franchise would be coming along for Star Trek 3. That includes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg. But one of the crew members of the U.S.S. Enterprise has a new job outside of the ship as well. Deadline reports Simon Pegg will also now be responsible for co-writing the new draft of the script with Doug Jung, the creator of the TNT police drama series "Dark Blue." Previously, Roberto Orci was going to have his hand in writing the script, but that was before he departed the film. Pegg (who will also be back as Scotty) has considerable writing experience with comedy and a variety of genres since he co-wrote Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End with director Edgar Wright, all films with considerable action and comedy. »
- Ethan Anderton
While we won't see Howard the Duck starring in his own movie anytime soon, Marvel has launched a new comic book series revolving around the popular 70s character, who made his infamous return to the big screen in this past summer's blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel has confirmed that Issue #2 will actually serve as a prequel/sequel to the fan-favorite end credits scene which featured Howard hanging out with the Collector.
Eagle-eyed viewers first noticed Howard the Duck as part of the Collector's menagerie early on in Guardians of the Galaxy. The upcoming comic book will reveal how Howard wound up in the Collector's (Benicio Del Toro) clutches. Here is the official synopsis for the story, courtesy of THR:
Howard's first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of The Collector! But he's not alone as the very popular Rocket Raccoon is a prisoner as well! »
Lifetime’s original movie, which stars Yaya DaCosta as the troubled late singer, feels half-baked
Despite the sentiment of one of her most famous songs, Whitney Houston was definitely not every woman, but instead a talent on a larger-than-life scale.
In her directorial debut, actress Angela Bassett‘s depiction of the “Greatest Love of All” singer, played by Yaya DaCosta (“Lee Daniels‘ The Butler”), attempts to show the human side of the legend, but occasionally staggers along the very line it tries to cross — where genius-level skill meets basic human need for love, understanding and companionship.
Also Read: Whitney Houston »
- Deborah Day
Marvel Music and Hollywood Records' Grammy-nominated "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1" soundtrack has been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A., selling over 1,000,000 copies. The album was one of only two albums released in 2014 to go platinum. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second and third weeks of release, for the weeks ending Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. The album also peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in 60 territories.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has earned over $773 million worldwide, including $333 million in North America; it's the #1 film of 2014 at the domestic box office and the #2 film of the year globally. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four »
Action heroines were among those recognized at Thursday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, and “The Edge of Tomorrow” star Emily Blunt said what they were all thinking when she accepted the award for Best Actress in an Action Movie.
“It’s the greatest thing not to be a damsel in distress in an action movie and I will forever be so grateful for the title of ‘Full Metal Bitch,'” Blunt, who starred in sci-fi adventure opposite Tom Cruise, said.
See photos: Oscars 2015: The Nominees
- Greg Gilman
Coming hot on the heels of the Academy Award nominations, the winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were announced last night, with Birdman taking seven gongs including Best Actor, Best Comedy Actor and Best Acting Ensemble, while Richard Linklater’s Boyhood ended the night with Best Picture and Best Director.
Here’s a full list of the nominees, with the winners highlighted in red…
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, »
- Gary Collinson
After selling over 1,000,000 copies worldwide, the Grammy-nominated Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 has been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. The critically acclaimed compilation album spent two weeks following its release as the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and also spent time as the No.1 album on iTunes in over 60 territories. The album is currently available in a vinyl edition, as a CD, or as a digital download. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was considered a surprise hit by many and eventually climbed its way up the ladder to become the highest grossing Cbm of the year with a total gross of over $773 million worldwide. The James Gunn-directed film, which starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper, is due for a sequel May 5, 2017. From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain »
Birdman was lauded with seven gongs at this year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Lead actor Michael Keaton scored two of the awards for Actor and Actor in a Comedy, while the movie also won in the Acting Ensemble, Score, Original Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography categories.
The coming-of-age drama had the second highest number of awards in total, which included Director for Richard Linklater, Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and Young Actor/Actress for Ellar Coltrane.
The Grand Budapest Hotel followed suit with three awards for Comedy, Art Direction and Costume Design, while Guardians of the Galaxy took two with Action Movie and Hair & Make-up.
See the full list of winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 below:
Boyhood - Winner!
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Birdman led the field heading into tonight's 2015 Critics Choice Awards with 13 total nominations followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11 nominations, and Boyhood with eight. Of course, following this morning's 2015 Oscar nominations all eyes were on the Critics Choice Awards to see how this awards season will continue to flow. Some were already declaring the Oscars irrelevant, bypassed by the likes of the more diverse list of nominees at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards as the Oscars failed to nominate Selma and saw a list of acting nominees dominated by all-white actors. Personally, I think people are looking to blame the Academy for overall industry ills, but I guess there is some level of importance to be placed on being the organization to move the dial. Is that by nominations alonec How much do winners matterc That's probably a question best left for another time, as for tonight's awards. »
- Brad Brevet
Just as it made a strong showing in the Oscar nominations Thursday morning, “Birdman” was the front-runner with the most nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Thursday night. It also ended the night with the most trophies, taking home seven, including both Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for Michael Keaton, Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Editing — the film was shot to look as if it was a single continuous take.
- Jason Hughes and Steve Pond
Stay tuned for updates on the winners of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, hosted by Michael Strahan. The awards aired live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
22 Jump Street
Actress In A Comedy
Winner: Jenny Slate »
- Variety Staff
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