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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees
American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work
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Set Visit: The Russo Brothers bring gritty action to 'Captain America 2'

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Set Visit: The Russo Brothers bring gritty action to 'Captain America 2'
"Community" and "Arrested Development" may seem like a far cry from the souped-up blockbuster action of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but for the sibling directing team of Mark and Anthony Russo, there's less of a difference that you might think. The duo -- best known for directing and producing those aforementioned TV comedies -- called the shots on the upcoming "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The Russos discussed the Marvel sequel on a visit to the film's L.A. set last fall, where they were directing a piece of a big action scene featuring Cap (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). As comic book fans themselves, getting the call from Marvel exec Kevin Feige was a dream come true. "Winter Soldier" departs from 2011's "Captain America" The First Avenger" in several significant ways, especially its darker tone, inspired by '70s political thrillers. After directing the George Clooney indie comedy
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Roger Lloyd Pack, Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, dies

Actor's TV work included The Vicar of Dibley, while he also featured in films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Roger Lloyd Pack, the Only Fools and Horses and Harry Potter actor, has died aged 69, it was confirmed on Thursday.

His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he had pancreatic cancer and had died at home surrounded by his family.

Best known for his TV work, including his popular character Trigger in the late John Sullivan's long-running BBC1 sitcom and Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley, Lloyd Pack also featured in films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Barty Crouch Sr. Other film work in recent years included Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy and Made in Dagenham.

He was also an accomplished stage actor, playing the Duke of Buckingham in a production of Richard III at the Globe theatre in 2012 and taking on Sir Andrew Aguecheek
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Roger Lloyd Pack obituary

Stage and screen actor best known for his roles in Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley and Harry Potter

The talented and idiosyncratic character actor Roger Lloyd Pack, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 69, achieved national recognition, and huge popularity, as Colin "Trigger" Ball, the lugubrious Peckham road sweeper in John Sullivan's brilliantly acted comedy series Only Fools and Horses. He appeared alongside David Jason's Del Boy and Nicholas Lyndhurst's "plonker" Rodney from 1981 for 10 years, with many a seasonal "special" for another decade.

This success cemented a career in which, up to that point, he had played important roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Almeida theatre in north London – he was a notably anguished Rosmer in Ibsen's Rosmersholm at the National in 1987, opposite Suzanne Bertish – without recognition any wider than usually appreciative reviews.

His enhanced status led to another
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Roger Lloyd Pack obituary

Stage and screen actor best known for his roles in Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley and Harry Potter

The talented and idiosyncratic character actor Roger Lloyd Pack, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 69, achieved national recognition, and huge popularity, as Colin "Trigger" Ball, the lugubrious Peckham road sweeper in John Sullivan's brilliantly acted comedy series Only Fools and Horses. He appeared alongside David Jason's Del Boy and Nicholas Lyndhurst's "plonker" Rodney from 1981 for 10 years, with many a seasonal "special" for another decade.

This success cemented a career in which, up to that point, he had played important roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Almeida theatre in north London – he was a notably anguished Rosmer in Ibsen's Rosmersholm at the National in 1987, opposite Suzanne Bertish – without recognition any wider than usually appreciative reviews.

His enhanced status led to another
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Roger Lloyd Pack, Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, dies

Actor's TV work included The Vicar of Dibley, while he also featured in films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Roger Lloyd Pack, the Only Fools and Horses and Harry Potter actor, has died aged 69, his agent confirmed on Thursday.

His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he had pancreatic cancer and had "died at home surrounded by his family".

Best known for his TV work, including his popular character Trigger in the late John Sullivan's long-running BBC1 sitcom and Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley, Lloyd Pack also featured in films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Barty Crouch Sr.

Other film work in recent years included Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy and Dagenham Girls.

Lloyd Pack was also an accomplished stage actor, playing the Duke of Buckingham in a production of Richard III at the Globe Theatre in 2011 and last year taking on Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Is Dinesh D'Souza's Anti-Obama Movie Truly Ahead of Michael Moore, Al Gore Docs in North America?

2016 movie still trailing Michael Moore, Al Gore 2016 Obama's America, Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan's anti-Obama documentary, has surpassed the concert movie Katy Perry: Part of Me to become the second highest-grossing non-fiction film released in North America in 2012. By Sunday evening, D'Souza and Sullivan's right-wing doc -- current cume according to the web site Box Office Mojo stands at an estimated $27.66 million (as of Wed., September 13) -- should have also surpassed the nature doc Chimpanzee ($28.97 million) to become the year's top documentary in the United States and Canada. Worldwide, 2016 -- a 100% domestic sleeper hit like, say, the Tyler Perry movies (which have no audience overseas) -- remains behind both Chimpanzee (another domestic-only release) and Katy Perry: Part of Me. (Please scroll down for more details about the box-office performances of non-fiction films worldwide both in 2012 and "all-time.") As per numerous box-office reports, as the sixth biggest non-fiction film ever (or rather,
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Prankster's paradise: Fonejacker hits the streets

He stars in Chris Morris's upcoming Four Lions and his new show is Fonejacker with added prosthetics. Jimi Famurewa meets Kayvan Novak

Flick through the comedy history books and the TV prank show doesn't come off too well. Whether it's Jeremy Beadle wearing a joke shop beard, Dom Joly barking into a jumbo-sized mobile phone or Rio Ferdinand "merking" a baffled celeb bezzie, the whiff of whoopee cushion-clutching staleness is hard to escape. Kayvan Novak is out to change all that.

"I think a lot of pranking on TV can be quite lazy," explains the 31-year-old British Iranian actor in his sleepy London drawl. "'Ooh, it's a dildo-shaped microphone!' My comedy is more character-driven so I certainly wouldn't say I'm the 21st-century Beadle."

So far, this approach has served him well. After a career as a jobbing actor brought the obligatory roles in Spooks, Holby City and glum
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