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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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Jon Stewart’s Rosewater comes to Us Blu-ray in February

23 January 2015 6:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing Jon Stewart’s Rosewater on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD) and DVD late next month. The first film from the The Late Show host stars Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dimitri Leonidas, Jason Jones and Haluk Bilginer.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include:

–1.85:1, 1080p HD Video

–DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 English Audio

–English Sdh, French, and Spanish Subtitles

–Iran’s Controversial Election

–The Story of Maziar Bahari

–Real Spies Have TV Shows

–What Happens in New Jersey…

–A Director’s Perspective

The DVD will include:

–Anamorphic 1.85:1 Video

–Dolby Digital 5.1 English Audio

–English Sdh, French, and Spanish Subtitles

–Iran’s Controversial Election

–The Story of Maziar Bahari

–Real Spies Have TV Shows

–What Happens in New Jersey…

–A Director’s Perspective

Rosewater will be released in the Us on February 10th, before its UK cinema release on May 8th.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Chuck Todd Scores Best Ratings Since Taking Over ‘Meet the Press’

23 January 2015 12:55 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC host draws over 3 million total viewers and 927,000 in the 25-54 demo on Jan. 18

The media pundits who declared Chuck Todd the wrong choice after he struggled out of the gate on NBC’s “Meet the Press” might have to rewrite themselves.

Todd drew his highest-rated show on Jan. 18, drawing 3.051 million total viewers and 927,000 25-54 demo viewers. It’s the highest-rating for Todd’s “Meet the Press” tenure, which started in September. Overall, his performance this past Sunday was the highest rating for “Meet the Press” in 10 months, dating back to David Gregory’s embattled last few months as moderator. »

- Jordan Chariton

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Will ‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ Become a No-Go Zone For Newsmakers?

23 January 2015 11:52 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On the plus side, Larry Wilmore quickly established himself in the first week as the right guy to sit behind Stephen Colbert’s desk. On the down side, it’s hard to see why most newsmakers or celebrities — given their priorities — would be eager to take part in the panels that make up more than half the show.

Obviously, “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” is a work in progress, and Comedy Central will have time to tinker with this Jon Stewart-produced companion to “The Daily Show.” But the producers miscalculated on the nature of the modern talkshow, to the extent the new series offers both a modicum of risk to better-known names and scant benefit, since there’s virtually no time to promote movies or plug books.

Even Stewart, it should be noted, relies heavily on authors to keep the seat opposite him warm, people who lack recognition »

- Brian Lowry

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Jennifer Aniston Explains Making ‘Cake’ to Jon Stewart: ‘Screw It … F-ck It’ (Video)

23 January 2015 8:08 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Daily Show” host and actress share joint bewilderment over the sheer number of Hollywood awards shows

Jon Stewart welcomed actress Jennifer Aniston to “The Daily Show” on Thursday, where the “Cake” star plugged her new film and dropped an F-bomb here and there.

The two also discussed the crazy number of awards shows put on by Hollywood — it’s perhaps a baker’s dozen too many at this point. (Our words, not their.)

First topic, the new film, for which Aniston earned a Screen Actor’s Guild Awards nomination, but missed an Oscar finalist nod. When asked about her »

- Tony Maglio

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Anne Hathaway Tries To Describe Her New Movie, Can't Stop Laughing Over How Silly It Sounds

22 January 2015 2:51 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Anne Hathaway.s new film, Song One, is an emotional tour-de-force that revolves around one sister.s attempt to reconnect with her brother, who is in a coma. But during the actress. promotional effort on Wednesday night.s episode of The Daily Show made it sound as if Song One is a laugh-a-minute comedy. That.s because she got the giggles and couldn.t stop chuckling during her discussion with Jon Stewart. (The laughs starting to come out about 2:20 into the clip) Anne Hathaway.s inappropriate bout of the giggles came as she tried to explain the plot to Song One, and, as you can see, it didn.t go too well. A little over two minutes after Jon Stewart had introduced Hathaway to his audience, the actress found herself chuckling. And she didn't stop. In fact, she laughed her way through the remainder of her Daily Show interview. »

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Moustaches Rule at Premiere of Johnny Depp’s ‘Mortdecai’

22 January 2015 12:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moustaches were very much front and center at Wednesday’s premiere of Lionsgate’s “Mortdecai” at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

Johnny Depp confessed on the red carpet that his facial hair was key to making the storyline work.

'I liked that he's steadfast about wearing the moustache in the face of everyone telling him not to' – Johnny Depp pic.twitter.com/GGwwWyEwoe

— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) January 22, 2015

Director David Koepp was particularly fulsome in his praise, noting that most stars would not want to portray a cowardly character — even in a comedy. “I couldn’t stop laughing on the first takes,” he said.

'Maybe the finest actor of our generation' – David Koepp on Johnny Depp pic.twitter.com/dp1Y5GgyMJ

— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) January 22, 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow also gave the facial hair a thumbs up.

'I think she's deeply charmed by him … And I like moustaches' – Gwyneth Paltrow on playing Mrs. »

- Dave McNary

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Anne Hathaway Spoils Her Own Movie, Breaks Out Into Giggling Fit With Jon Stewart (Video)

22 January 2015 7:37 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The actress stopped by “The Daily Show” to promote her new film “Song One

Jon Stewart welcomed Anne Hathaway to “The Daily Show” on Wednesday to promote her anything-but-funny new film, “Song One.” After rolling a super-serious snippet, the actress joined the funnyman at his Comedy Central desk where she somewhat spoiled a major plot point, which the two shared long bouts of silly laughter over.

In the movie, Hathaway plays an older-than-her-years anthropologist, whose younger brother drops out of college and (spoiler alert) gets hit by a car and goes into a coma.

Cut to last night, and the »

- Tony Maglio

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Anne Hathaway and Jon Stewart get the giggles on 'The Daily Show'

22 January 2015 7:33 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

We all get the giggles sometimes—even Anne Hathaway, who couldn't stop laughing on The Daily Show Wednesday night after going over the very, very depressing summary of her upcoming film, Song One. "They haven't spoken for six months," she said on the show, describing the relationship between her and her brother in the film, "and then he gets hit by a car and is in a coma." She and Jon Stewart then looked at each other and burst out laughing in a fit that went on for about a minute. Watch Stewart try to turn their attention back to the serious movie. »

- Ariana Bacle

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Anne Hathaway Can’t Stop Laughing About How Serious Her New Movie Is; Charms Jon Stewart, the World

22 January 2015 5:35 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night on The Daily Show, Anne Hathaway and Jon Stewart got a true case of the giggles. You've been there: Something happens, and for some reason, it is the funniest possible thing, so you laugh, and then the fact that you laugh makes you laugh more, and you literally cannot stop yourself. In this case, it was all set off by how incredibly serious Hathaway's new movie, Song One, sounds, and how casually she describes the plot to Jon. This proves that anything can be funny if you say it over and over again, even if it's describing your brother getting into a car accident and falling into a coma. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Anne Hathaway, Jon Stewart Laugh at the Plot of Song One on The Daily Show: Watch the Video

22 January 2015 5:26 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Anne Hathaway's charm offensive continues in full force! The Oscar winner turned up on The Daily Show Wednesday, Jan. 21 to promote her upcoming flick, Song One, but she couldn't help but laugh when describing its plot to Jon Stewart.  Starting her synopsis innocently enough, Hathaway, 32, shared how her anthropologist character's brother (Ben Rosenfield) drops out of college and (spoiler alert!) meets an unfortunate fate by the end of the film. "Her little brother, who is 19, calls her up and says 'I'm dropping out [...] »

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Baumbach's While We're Young to open Glasgow

21 January 2015 11:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

11th edition of festival to close with UK premiere of Force Majeure, and will feature 33 UK premieres and a record 11 world premieres.

While We’re Young is to receive its European premiere as the opening film of the 11th Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) (Feb 18-Mar 1).

Noah Baumbach’s comedy stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a settled married couple who are offered a second chance at youth when hipsters Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) come into their lives. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year.

This year’s festival will close with the UK premiere of Cannes Jury Prize-winner Force Majeure, written and directed by Ruben Östlund. The film explores the flaws and cracks in a marriage after an avalanche hits in the French Alps where the couple are on a skiing holiday with their children.

Supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland, Creative Scotland and BFI, this year’s »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’ headlines Glasgow Film Festival 2015

21 January 2015 10:52 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach)

The full line-up has been announced for this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 18th February to Sunday 1st March, and it features over 150 UK, Scottish or European premieres, as well as multiple rep screenings and special events.

The festival opens with the European premiere of While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach’s comedy follow-up to Frances Ha, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin. The closing night gala on 1st March will be the UK premiere of Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s already much-vaunted darkly comic relationship drama Force Majeure.

Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund)

Additional UK premiere highlights include awards season darling Still Alice, Wim Wenders’ recently Oscar-nominated documentary The Salt of the Earth, Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, and legendary Swedish director Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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Jennifer Lopez Calls George Clooney an 'Okay' Kisser (Video)

21 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So there was a State of the Union address Tuesday night? Because the really hard truths were being confronted on The Daily Show, where Jennifer Lopez was dishing about some of her former costars' kissing abilities. Jon Stewart asked Lopez, 45, which of her former onscreen paramours was the worst kisser, and then pre-empted her: "Can I tell you who I think it is?" "I think it's [Lopez's Out of Sight costar George] Clooney," Stewart said, causing Lopez to erupt with laughter. "He was okay," Lopez countered. We're waiting for an "Objection!" from Amal's corner. You can next see Lopez onscreen in The Boy Next Door. Extensive research suggests her costar, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Jennifer Lopez Calls George Clooney an 'Okay' Kisser (Video)

21 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So there was a State of the Union address Tuesday night? Because the really hard truths were being confronted on The Daily Show, where Jennifer Lopez was dishing about some of her former costars' kissing abilities. Jon Stewart asked Lopez, 45, which of her former onscreen paramours was the worst kisser, and then pre-empted her: "Can I tell you who I think it is?" "I think it's [Lopez's Out of Sight costar George] Clooney," Stewart said, causing Lopez to erupt with laughter. "He was okay," Lopez countered. We're waiting for an "Objection!" from Amal's corner. You can next see Lopez onscreen in The Boy Next Door. Extensive research suggests her costar, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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‘Boyhood,’ ‘Transparent’ Lead Dorian Awards

20 January 2015 12:29 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Richard Linklater’s drama named Film of the Year and Amazon’s transgender comedy picks up five awards from gay and lesbian entertainment critics

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association named “Boyhood” Film of the Year Tuesday, while also honoring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne with its top acting prizes. Amazon’s “Transparent” picked up five Dorian Awards on the television side, including TV comedy of the year.

Star Trek” star George Takei received Galeca’s Timeless Star Tribute, awarded to “an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.”

Also Read: 21 Non-White Actors »

- Travis Reilly

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name "Boyhood" Film of the Year! See Complete Winners List!

20 January 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca) has announced the winners of the annual Dorian Awards! Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" took the top honor of Film of the Year. But in a surprising turn of events, Ava DuVernay beat Linklater for her stellar work in "Selma!" Way to go!

Galeca is comprised of over 110 movie and TV critics nationwide, including yours truly, and is one of the few critics associations awarding the year's best in both film and TV.

George Takei took home the Timeless star tribute because, well, he's just pure and simply timeless! This award is given to .an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.. And we all can agree that Takei takes the cake!

A private Winners Toast will be held on Sunday, March 1, in Hollywood.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2015 Dorian »

- Manny

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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Premiere: Find Out What You Missed, and Why You Should Watch

20 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore premiered Monday, and despite taking over from Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report timeslot, Wilmore simply plays himself - or a more exhausted-by-it-all version thereof. It's hard to blame him, really. Originally titled The Minority Report, the satirical news show is more similar to Jon Stewart's Daily Show, but with a focus on issues important to people of color - a debut that's especially prescient in light of Ferguson and the Eric Garner case.Now may be the perfect time for a show like Wilmore's, where people of color are given a mainstream venue to air their grievances. »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Premiere: Find Out What You Missed, and Why You Should Watch

20 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "MTIsw9VDbZU"] The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore premiered Monday, and despite taking over from Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report timeslot, Wilmore simply plays himself - or a more exhausted-by-it-all version thereof. It's hard to blame him, really. Originally titled The Minority Report, the satirical news show is more similar to Jon Stewart's Daily Show, but with a focus on issues important to people of color - a debut that's especially prescient in light of Ferguson and the Eric Garner case.Now may be the perfect time for a show like Wilmore's, where people of color are given a mainstream venue to air their grievances. »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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