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5 must-watch March cinema releases: Chappie, Insurgent, Cinderella

1 March 2015 2:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We're only three months into 2015 but already it feels like blockbuster season is here. This month sees the next instalment in The Divergent Series, a new offering from Neill Blomkamp and Disney reinventing an old classic in live-action. Add these to an Oscar winning acting showcase and the latest from Studio Ghibli and March is looking golden.

Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?

Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this March...

1. Chappie

Release date: March 6

Why you should see it: All the talk surrounding Neill Blomkamp at the moment is surrounding his proposed Alien sequel, perhaps overshadowing the fact he actually has a new film coming out. Following on from District 9 and Elysium, the filmmaker's third feature Chappie centres on a police robot who's rebooted and develops a consciousness. Look out for a mulleted Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord playing themselves and startlingly »

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New trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

26 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the UK poster, StudioCanal has now debuted a new trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of »

- Gary Collinson

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And the winners of the 87th Academy Awards are…

23 February 2015 12:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 87th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night, with Birdman named Best Picture, as well as taking home a further three awards – Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel also managed a haul of four Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redymayne (The Theory of Everything) were honoured with Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) received Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

You can check out a full list of the nominations below, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Achievement in directing

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman wins best film, director

22 February 2015 10:25 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A memorable 87th annual Academy Awards for Fox Searchlight saw Birdman claim best film, director and two other statuettes to tie with The Grand Budapest Hotel’s four-strong haul.

Boyhood, which entered the evening on six nominations and had been expected to push Birdman in several of the senior categories on Sunday night, won a sole best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.

The film’s time in the Oscar ceremony spotlight will not be forgotten, however, as Arquette paid tribute to her “Boyhood family” and made an impassioned plea for wage equality that spread like wildfire across social media.

Eddie Redmayne from The Theory Of Everything prevailed in a tight best actor contest to deny Michael Keaton another success for Birdman. The popular victory had the British actor jumping with excitement on stage at the Dolby Theatre.

Julianne Moore finally converted her fifth Academy Award nomination into a win for her performance in Still Alice in what »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Live Update: Thn Brings You The 2015 Oscar Winners List

22 February 2015 5:40 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As Billy Crystal always sang… It’s time for Oscar, Oscar Oscar.

That’s right – it’s Oscar day and Thn will be tweeting and updating you live with the latest Oscar winners at this years Academy Awards.

So don’t worry about not being close to a TV screen, stay with us as we bring you our predictions and the actual winners right here.

Here are the winners as they are announced live.

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

My Prediction: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Thn’s Prediction: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Winner: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Achievement In Costume Design

My Prediction: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Thn’s Prediction: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Winner: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Achievement In Makeup And Hairstyling

My Prediction: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians Of The Galaxy

Thn’s Prediction: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, »

- Sacha Hall

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Oscar Winners 2015: Updated List

22 February 2015 5:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

See below a full list of winners from the 87th Academy Awards, announced Sunday at the Dolby Theater. The show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired live on ABC. “Birdman,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” came out of the event as big winners.

Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers (Winner)

Director

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Winner)

BoyhoodRichard Linklater

FoxcatcherBennett Miller

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson

The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum

Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash” (Winner)

Robert Duvall in “The Judge

Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood

Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood” (Winner)

Laura Dern in “Wild

Keira Knightley in »

- Variety Staff

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

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Oscars 2015: Live Blog

22 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”

Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.

And now Matthew McConaughey saunters on stage to announce best actress. Julianne Moore, five times a nominee at the Oscars is the favourite. Will she get it this time for Still Alice? Yes she’s got »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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UK poster for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

20 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, StudioCanal has released a new poster for Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which we have for you here…

See Also: English-language trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated »

- Gary Collinson

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Animated Features Films Bring The Magic As Academy Celebrates The Nominees

20 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Michelle McCue and Melissa Thompson

This year there are 30 nominees in the animated category, between the Short and Features. “Don’t we love these people who bring us the magic?,” said Academy Governor Bill Kroyer as The Academy celebrated the Feature Animated films on Thursday.

The Academy presented their seventh annual event celebrating the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film.

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who won last year’s Animated Feature Film Oscar for Frozen, moderated the discussion with all the nominated filmmakers from Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. This year’s nominated films come from around the world and encompass traditional animation, computer animation and stop-motion, and the evening also featured clips from each film.

Prior to the panel discussion, a few of the nominees spoke with Wamg.

Nominees Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold, »

- Movie Geeks

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Exclusive New The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya Poster

20 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The great Hayao Miyazaki may no longer be calling the shots on Studio Ghibli’s animated features but the studio is still ticking along nicely. Its latest, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, is the work of his co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies) and promises a typically loving, hand-drawn interpretation of a folk tale, The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter. Take a look at its new poster by clicking on the image below. Joining other great movie princesses (Leia, Belle, Buttercup… Padmé, to a lesser extent) on the big screen, Kaguya is a tiny discovery made by a curious man who finds her inside a bamboo stalk. She’s raised by him and his wife to become a beautiful young woman who finds herself the subject of many suitors. She alone, however, is privy to a secret that will affect her life. The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya »

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Thn Look At Oscar Contender ‘The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya’

20 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, the new film by Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies) and Studio Ghibli is nominated in the ‘Best Animated Feature’ category at this Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

With its exquisitely drawn style that recalls washed-out Japanese watercolours, the film is a strong contender to win the Oscar this weekend, having already won several international awards. It faces stiff competition however from fellow nominees The Boxtrolls, Big Hero 6, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Song Of The Sea. We have faith in Ghibli though as they don’t seem capable of putting a foot wrong.

They won the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2001 with Spirited Away. This film directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (another co-founder of Studio Ghibli) mesmerised audiences with its stunning animation and unique story, becoming one of the highest grossing films in Japanese history and appearing in the »

- Kat Smith

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Oscars Predictions 2015 According To Wamg

19 February 2015 3:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

When the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16, 1929, at an Academy banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, movies had just begun to talk. The attendance was 270 and guest tickets cost $5. It was a long banquet, filled with speeches, but presentation of the statuettes was handled expeditiously by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks.

The suspense that now touches most of the world at Oscar time was not always a characteristic of the Awards presentation. That first year, the award recipients were announced to the public three months ahead of the ceremony.

Today, Oscar pundits and fans alike avidly watch the precursor and guild awards to ultimately make their predictions in the 24 categories. Academy members have cast their ballots, so now it’s our turn for our Oscar picks.

Need some help in that office Oscar pool or at the party you’re throwing at home? Wamg is here to help. »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Tale Of Princess Kaguya Blu-ray from Studio Ghibli

17 February 2015 10:41 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya was nominated for best animated feature!  Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Lucy Liu and more.  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available February 17, but you can win a copy for Free. We Are Movie Geeks has two copies of the The Tale Of Princess Kaguya Blu-ray. Want one? All you have to do is answer this simple question and leave it in the comments section: What is your favorite movie from Studio Ghibli? (mine is definitely Spirited Away)

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya  is a critically praised film that features the best of Japanese folklore and artful animation.  Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz, »

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 16 - February 22

17 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Birdman"

If you enjoyed this Michael Keaton meta fest, the fantastic work of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is worth the price of admission. Or, keep re-watching it until you have come to a final conclusion about the ending and What It All Means.

"The Homesman"

Tommy Lee Jones directed this grim Western about a headstrong pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) who volunteers to transport three women who have broken under the pressure of living on the wild frontier. On the way to Iowa, Mary Bee (Swank) picks up a drifter named George (Jones) to help keep things in order. Gruesome, disturbing, and great.

"The Tale of Princess Kaguya"

This gorgeous Studio Ghibli film is based on a folktale about a young girl found growing »

- Jenni Miller

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Gkids on Taking Animated 'Song of the Sea' and 'Princess Kaguya' to Oscar Nom Success

13 February 2015 10:18 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Since 2010, indie distributor Gkids has grabbed six best animated feature Oscar noms, and once again has two in the running this year with Tomm Moore's lovely Irish-themed "Song of the Sea" and the sublime "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. The question is: Does either have a chance of scoring an upset win?  Probably not this time, but Moore (who was first nominated for "The Secret of Kells" five years ago and is rapidly becoming the Miyazaki of Ireland) should win eventually. "This year was particularly excruciating just because I care so deeply about Tomm Moore and Isao Takahata and their films, and I kept going over the one nomination scenario in my head, and it was too much to deal with so I ended up thinking it was going to be all or nothing," admitted Gkids president Eric Beckman. "Tomm was our »

- Bill Desowitz

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"Pom Poko" Reminds Us Not All Studio Ghibli Features Are Winners

11 February 2015 7:18 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Through his films Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and more, Hayao Miyazaki has constantly placed humanity at odds with nature, sometimes making us an outright antagonist and other times placing us at its mercy. It’s a theme common to his work, and none exemplify the message quite as literally as Pom Poko, which he created the story for but didn’t direct or write. Instead, the directorial and screenwriting duties went to Isao Takahata who took Miyazaki’s theme and ran with it to tell the story of a clan of tanukis (also known as Japanese raccoon dogs – not actual raccoons despite what the English dub would have you believe) who wage a fantastical war against the humans seeking to turn their beloved Tama Hills forest into a housing development. Though Pom Poko bursts with humor and the fantastical elements that Miyazaki loves, the pacing of its story stops and starts, »

- Lex Walker

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Strong Storytelling Is Key for Oscar Animation Contenders

6 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was hardly a louder outcry on Oscar nomination morning than when “The Lego Movie,” arguably the most popular animated film of 2014 with $258 million in box office receipts, did not receive an Academy Award nomination for animated feature. The various reasons why have been debated ad infinitum, but when looking at the films that made the cut, it’s clear that the competition was fierce.

The five nominees are all high-quality films worthy of consideration. They run the gamut from big-budget studio films to hand-crafted independent fare. They all tell heartfelt, compelling stories with stunning visuals of varying styles, and touch on similar themes. So, what should Academy voters look for when they mark their ballots?

Big Hero 6

(Disney)

In a word: Baymax. Disney Animation’s first foray into Marvel’s treasure vault has all the earmarks of an action-packed heroic origins story: a troubled boy genius (conveniently named »

- Terry Flores

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UK movie releases: March 2015

6 February 2015 8:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

March 6

Chappie

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Kill the Messenger

Director: Michael Cuesta

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick

Running time: 112 mins

Certificate: 15

Still Alice

Director: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore

Running time: 101 mins

Certificate: 12A

Unfinished Business

Director: Ken Scott

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

White Bird in a Blizzard

Director: Gregg Araki

Starring: Eva Green, Shailene Woodley

Running time: 91 mins

Certificate: 15

March 13

Far from the Madding Crowd

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Run All Night

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Suite Française

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams

Running time: 107 mins

Certificate: 15

Top Five

Director: Chris Rock

Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: 15

March 20

Insurgent

Director: Robert Schwentke

Starring: Shailene Woodley, »

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Film Review: The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (2013): Beautiful, Engaging, & Underwhelming

4 February 2015 6:40 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) Film Review, a movie directed by Isao Takahata, and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, Hynden Walch, Dean Cain, Daniel Dae Kim, George Segal, John Cho, and Emily Bridges. With the [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (2013): Beautiful, Engaging, & Underwhelming »

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