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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

5 February 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight  Much more competitive than the original screenplay category, the adapted race increasingly seems to be up in the air now. Aaron Sorkin won the Golden Globe, but he's not even nominated, which makes the race even more exciting. For now, this seems like close race between "The Big Short" and "The Martian," both of which have earned vast acclaim for their scripts. Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best adapted screenplay. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire. Nominees:Emma Donoghue ("Room")Drew Goddard ("The Martian")Nick Hornby ("Brooklyn")Adam McKay and Charles Randolph ("The Big Short") Phyllis Nagy ("Carol") Predicted Winner: "The Big Short" Potential Spoiler: "The »

- Indiewire

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Watch: Here's Martin Scorsese's Best Robert De Niro Impersonation (Sort Of)

4 February 2016 10:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Martin Scorsese and Aaron Sorkin Both Moving Forward With New Projects While out to promote the upcoming HBO drama "Vinyl," Martin Scorsese stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to discuss his two favorite things in the world: movies and Robert De Niro. Scorsese and De Niro are one of the most famous actor/director collaborations of all time, and while the two haven't worked together since 1995's "Casino," that doesn't mean that Scorsese has forgotten any of the actor's famous tics and mannerisms. Watch him try them out for Fallon in the clip above, then, below, see Scorsese's lifetime of film knowledge put to the ultimate test with a round of "Five Second Summaries." Read More: 9 Iconic Martin Scorsese Characters »

- Mike Lown

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Contest: Win Steve Jobs Blu-Ray

2 February 2016 10:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it didn’t get quite as much awards attention as it perhaps deserved, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs was still one of the very best films of 2015. Featuring a tour de force performance from Michael Fassbender and some brilliant writing from Aaron Sorkin, it presented an exciting and insightful look into the life of its titular icon.

To celebrate the film’s upcoming release on Blu-ray on February 16th, we’re going to give away one copy to a lucky reader. To enter for a chance to win, simply subscribe to our brand new push notification system here (please note that it is only available in Google Chrome at the moment).

Doing so will allow you to receive real-time updates on breaking news from We Got This Covered. Additionally, the winner will also be announced via push notification. Once you’ve subscribed, send an email to info@wegotthiscovered.com »

- Josh Wilding

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Netflix Renews 'House of Cards' for a Fifth Season, Without Creator and Showrunner Beau Willimon

29 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital have renewed the streaming giant's breakthrough original series for a fifth season (the fourth debuts March 4), but the show must go on without creator and showrunner Beau Willimon. The question now is whether the popular political melodrama, starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his icy, ambitious wife, Claire, can sustain critics' and viewers' interest without him. Read More: "Now and Then: The Soul of Netflix's New Series? The BBC's 'House of Cards'"  The most obvious precedent for an acclaimed series tanking after the departure of its leading creative force is "The West Wing," which lost both writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme after its fourth season. The strain of producing 22 episodes of broadcast drama year after year had already become apparent by the time Sorkin and Schlamme left in the spring of 2003, with a dreadful cliffhanger. »

- Matt Brennan

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Netflix Renews 'House of Cards' for a Fifth Season, Without Creator and Showrunner Beau Willimon

29 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital have renewed the streaming giant's breakthrough original series for a fifth season (the fourth debuts March 4), but the show must go on without creator and showrunner Beau Willimon. The question now is whether the popular political melodrama, starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his icy, ambitious wife, Claire, can sustain critics' and viewers' interest without him. Read More: "Now and Then: The Soul of Netflix's New Series? The BBC's 'House of Cards'"  The most obvious precedent for an acclaimed series tanking after the departure of its leading creative force is "The West Wing," which lost both writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme after its fourth season. The strain of producing 22 episodes of broadcast drama year after year had already become apparent by the time Sorkin and Schlamme left in the spring of 2003, with a dreadful cliffhanger. »

- Matt Brennan

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Spotlight review

28 January 2016 10:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Superb performances are at the heart of one of the Oscar frontrunners, Spotlight. Here's our review...

Films sometimes have odd ways of depicting how journalism works, either overestimating the glamour or underestimating the actual effort, depending on whether the representation is positive or negative. In real life, good journalists don't make themselves the story, and so it goes in Spotlight.

You might not expect a more full and frank procedural approach from a film that's been garlanded with awards nominations for the last few months, but you might expect it of director Tom McCarthy, who previously gave us Win Win and The Station Agent. For better or worse, his latest truly has no frills, instead zeroing in on the nitty-gritty of how a major true story was reported.

The Boston Globe is a local paper through and through - most of the newsroom staff, including editors Walter »

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Wrap-Ranker Oscars Poll: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress?

26 January 2016 9:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For the past few years, Best Supporting Actress has been arguably the most packed and competitive group in the Academy Awards, and this year promises to be little different. Jennifer Jason Leigh gave a great performance in “The Hateful Eight” as a criminal who is progressively beaten throughout the film, but still seems to be in ultimate control. Will she snag her first Oscar off her first nomination? Winslet, on the other hand, is on her seventh nomination for playing the best assistant in the world in “Steve Jobs.” Aaron Sorkin and Michael Fassbender may have garnered the most headlines, »

- Matt Hejl

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Best of 2015: Nathaniel's Top Fifteen

25 January 2016 10:01 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When you devote your life to the movies, you come to cherish the movies that give back as if they're devoted, in return, to you. Yes, you, specifically. Our consumption of movies may be communal but in some ineffable way, especially when it comes to list-making, they're deeply personal; movies in conversation with your soul. At least if you're doing it right. It's painful enough to "rank" a top 15 for 2015. So I included a second tier of favorites. The 30 best of the year, according to your host, took place all over the world as we know it (Germany keeps popping up as does seemingly every place with an arid climate in an odd but starkly beautiful coincidence) to weirdly recognizable places beyond it (Why, Jakku, you look so much like Tattoine!). The unifying thread might be that however alien their perspectives and locales (inside a young girl's brain, locked in a 10 x 10 shed, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Steve Jobs Comes to Homes via Streaming & Disc in February

23 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Universal City, California, January 21, 2015 – An intimate and revealing portrait of one of the chief architects of the digital age, Steve Jobs is coming to Digital HD on February 2, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 16, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Oscar®-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball) and Oscar®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), Steve Jobs is an up-close-and-personal look at the founder of Apple, a remarkable creative genius whose vow to put computers in the hands of ordinary people changed the world.  A “must-see, one-of-a-kind that cannot be ignored” according to Indiewire’s Anne Thompson, Steve Jobs on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD also comes with a revealing “making-of” documentary and feature commentary by the filmmakers.

Witness the founder of Apple like never before. Steve Jobs paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, »

- ComicMix Staff

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'The Big Short,' 'Straight Outta Compton' Top Casting Society of America's Artios Awards

22 January 2016 11:12 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Oscar nominees "The Big Short," "Room," and "Straight Outta Compton" all notched wins at the Casting Society of America's 31st Artios Awards Thursday night, hosted by Greg Grunberg and Tituss Burgess and featuring presenters such as Sarah Paulson, Aaron Sorkin, and Julianna Marguiles.  "Transparent," "Empire," "Game of Thrones," and "Olive Kitteridge" took home the major television awards.  Read the list of film and television winners below.  Feature Film Big Budget Comedy “The Big Short,” Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting) Feature Film Big Budget Drama “Straight Outta Compton,” Cindy Tolan, Victoria Thomas, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Beth Sepko (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Lucinda Syson (Location Casting), Pat Moran (Location Casting), Judith Sunga (Associate) Feature Film Studio or Independent Comedy “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Angela Demo, »

- Matt Brennan

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Oscar mystery: Will 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' snub lead back to five Best Picture nominees?

21 January 2016 5:35 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Those ready to see an end of more than five nominees for Best Picture may begin the slow clap now. The Oscar nominations had many glaring omissions, including a lack of diversity amongst its nominees and films as well as snubs of director Ridley Scott (“The Martian”) and scripter Aaron Sorkin (“Steve Jobs”). And missing from the eight nominees for Best Picture was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions This reboot of the franchise is on track to take in well over a billion dollars domestically by Oscar Sunday (February 28). It has a stellar score of 93 at Rotten Tomatoes (which grades on a pass/fail basis) and 81 on the sliding scale at Metacritic.  This is all eerily reminiscent of 2008, the year of "The Dark Knight." That critically acclaimed second film in Christopher Nolan's "Batm..."' »

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"Carol" Wins Big at Gay and Lesbian Galeca Dorian Awards

19 January 2016 7:21 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Todd Haynes' "Carol" was the big winner at the recently announced Dorian Awards from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. And yes, I'm a proud voting member! And yes, I voted for "Carol." Because I love the movie! It's the 4th on my list of the Top 10 Best Movies of 2015!

"Carol" won Best Picture with Haynes taking home the Best Director trophy. The film also received the Best Actress award for Blanchett, Lgbtq film of the year, and Screenplay for Phyllis Nagy.

Wow! What a whirlwind weekend! First, we have the Critics' Choice Awards which I also vote for, and then the Dorian Awards!

Can't wait what's in store for the rest of the year, but for now, here are the Galeca 2015/16/Dorian Awards Winners (Bolded):

Film Of The Year

The Big Short / Paramount, Regency

Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight

. Carol / The Weinstein Company

Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., »

- Manny

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The Oscars are Just a Symptom of the Real Problem in Hollywood

19 January 2016 9:44 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Race has always been a sensitive subject, but it seems like it's more sensitive now than in recent history. 

It's 2016, and despite the great strides we've made there is still rampant institutional racism across America. People of color are tired of not being shown the same level of respect and recognition of their white counterparts, and many white people are getting increasingly frustrated each time they get called out as racist.

Let me back up a bit. Those are some pretty strong and broad accusations there. I'll be a bit more measured in my words. Let's start by looking at some facts.

This year, Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of "The Revenant," was the only non-white person to be nominated for anything this year at the Oscars. I'll repeat that in a different way. It's 2016, and there is only one non-white person to be nominated for anything. To top it off, »

- Joseph Medina

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'Mad Max', '45 Years' score big at London Critics' awards

18 January 2016 3:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British actors, directors and films won most of the main awards.Scroll down for full list of winners

Mad Max: Fury Road took film of the year and best director for George Miller at the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards ceremony at the May Fair Hotel on Sunday night.

45 Years took the Attenborough Award for best British/Irish film. Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay were also honoured as actress and actor of the year for their performances in Andrew Haigh’s film.

While Mad Max won in the top two categories, British actors, directors and films won nearly all of the other main awards. Alongside Rampling and Courtenay’s awards, Tom Hardy was named British/Irish actor of the year for his roles in several films, including Fury Road, The Revenant and Legend, while Saoirse Ronan took the British/Irish actress award for Brooklyn.

Kate Winslet won supporting actress for Steve Jobs, Mark Rylance supporting »

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Mad Max: Fury Road and 45 Years take top honours at the 2016 London Critics’ Circle Awards

17 January 2016 2:27 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was another good night for Mad Max: Fury Road at the 36th annual London Critics’ Circle Awards tonight, with the action extravaganza picking up Film of the Year and Director of the Year (George Miller), while Tom Hardy was also named British/Irish Actor of the Year for his work in Fury Road, Legend, The Revenant and London Road.

Also picking up three awards was Andrew Haigh’s tender marital drama 45 Years, which was named British/Irish Film of the Year, as well as collecting the top acting prizes as Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay were named Actress and Actor of the Year.

Here’s a full list of the nominees, with the winners highlighted in red…

Film Of The Year

Amy

Carol

45 Years

Inside Out

The Look of Silence

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

British Film Of The Year

Amy

Brooklyn

45 Years

The Lobster »

- Gary Collinson

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Bringing Mars down to Earth by Anne-Katrin Titze

16 January 2016 10:54 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ridley Scott, Matt Damon and Drew Goddard at The Martian tea Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (working from a book by Michael Lewis) for McKay's The Big Short, Nick Hornby (novel by Colm Tóibín) for John Crowley's Brooklyn, Phyllis Nagy (book by Patricia Highsmith) for Todd Haynes' Carol and Emma Donoghue's adaptation of her own novel for Lenny Abrahamson's Room, join Drew Goddard (book by Andy Weir) for Ridley Scott's The Martian as the five Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nominees. Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs is a glaring omission by the Academy voters.

Jeff Daniels, the star of Woody Allen's The Purple Rose Of Cairo and James L. Brooks' Terms Of Endearment, is the thread between Oscar nominated actors Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Matt Damon in The Martian »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Ten Reactions to the 2016 Academy Award Nominations

15 January 2016 1:14 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The 88th annual Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning and just about everyone has an opinion. Although most of the nominations are what we expected, there were still some surprises and a few snubs that got the internet chatting. Here is a list of our ten biggest reactions to the 2016 Academy Award nominations.

  10. Inside Out Is both Snubbed and Surprised

Disney/Pixar’s summer smash hit was loved by critics and audiences everywhere, and not only seemed to be a lock for Best Animated Feature, but Best Picture as well. The film was rightfully nominated for Best Animated Feature, but some were surprised that it didn’t make the cut for Best Picture, especially when this year’s contender pool is supposedly on the weaker side. Pixar has been nominated for Best Picture before with both Up and Toy Story 3, but Inside Out didn’t receive enough love to make it this year. »

- Scott Davis

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‘Taxi Driver’ Writer Paul Schrader Tapped for Final Draft Hall of Fame Honors

15 January 2016 12:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Final Draft Inc. has announced Paul Schrader as its Hall of Fame Award honoree for the 11th annual Final Draft Awards.

The Hall of Fame Award honors a writer whose work has had a profound influence on the industry. Schrader has written many classics, including “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” The Last Temptation of Christ,” “The Mosquito Coast” and “Bringing Out the Dead.” He also wrote and directed “Affliction,” “American Gigolo” and “Mishima: A Life in four Chapters.”

“As we mark our 25th year in business, we have so much to celebrate at the Final Draft Awards this year. I’m especially honored to bestow iconic screenwriter Paul Schrader with our Hall of Fame Award during this historic year,” said Marc Madnick, CEO of Final Draft, Inc. “In addition, our partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation is another great way to observe our anniversary and helps to further our mission of »

- Jacob Bryant

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10 Biggest Surprises From The 2016 Oscar Nominations

14 January 2016 2:22 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Academy Awards are always good for a full of surprises. Sure, some filmmakers, actors and movies seem destined for Oscar gold, but there are always plenty of key snubs and shocking inclusions that leave everybody either completely enraged or delighted. And it.s 10 of those that we.re here to talk about today. What were the most surprising turn of events during this morning.s nomination announcements for the 88th annual Academy Awards? Read on to find out! Quentin Tarantino And Aaron Sorkin Miss Out On Best Screenplay Between the two of them, Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin have three Academy Awards and two separate nominations in Oscar screenplay categories, but both of them wound up being completely shut out of the 2016 race for their work on The Hateful Eight and Steve Jobs, respectively. It.s obviously their track record that makes the snub this year so surprising, but »

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Oscars 2016: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Nominations

14 January 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This year's Oscar race was the most wide-open and unpredictable in years -- until Thursday morning's announcement of the Academy's nominations. Now, most of the top categories have clear favorites.

Of course, the nominations list also tells us a lot more than just who's up for a trophy on Feb. 28. It also reveals much about the decision-making process of the Academy, the conventional wisdom in Hollywood, and even the trends that help determine what you'll be watching at the multiplex over the next year. Let's break down just what the nominations can teach us:

1. "The Revenant" Is Now the Official Front-runner

Remember when "Spotlight" was thought to have the inside edge? No more.

The frontier-survival drama earned an astounding 12 nominations, more than any other film this year. (In fact, it was a surprise that it didn't earn a 13th nod, for Best Adapted Screenplay.) Since the movie with the most nominations often wins Best Picture, »

- Gary Susman

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