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Time Machine: Lawrence Is Dazzling Woman in Red

24 April 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »

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Get On Up Blu-ray Review

6 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tate Taylor

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer

Running Time: 138 minutes

Certificate: 12

Starting with Chadwick Boseman’s aged James Brown turning up with a shotgun at his self-owned business trying to work out who used his toilet isn’t exactly what I’d expected from this biopic but stay with me, and stick with the story, as over time we look inside Brown’s turbulent life from a kid right up to this opening segment.

Get On Up is inspired and based on the unique life of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. It certainly encroaches on giving us a fearless look inside the life of the curious Brown but is initially a little muddled. Although we’ll come to connect the dots, it takes a while to get into the story as we flash back and forth through his life. It’s not »

- Dan Bullock

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This Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – Interstellar, St. Vincent, Penguins of Madagascar, Horrible Bosses 2, Get on Up and more

30 March 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what’s new in the world of Blu-ray…

Interstellar

One of the biggest films of last year with a worldwide gross of over $670 million, Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster opus Interstellar flies its way on to Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and a whole host of others, Interstellar is a complex but magnificent science-fiction film that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible.

You can read our review here.

Buy Interstellar On Blu-Ray Here

 

St. Vincent

The world loves Bill Murray. Especially if Bill Murray is doing grouchy comedy, like he is here in the charming St. Vincent, where he plays a loveable grouch who’s humdrum life is turn upside down by the arrival of Melissa McCarthy and her son, who he takes under his wing. Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd co-star. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Get On Up Blu-ray release announced, limited edition steelbook also unveiled

18 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The UK release of Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic Get On Up, starring newest Marvel recruit Chadwick Boseman, has been announced by Universal Pictures UK.

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of James Brown (Boseman), taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James and Dan Aykroyd co-star in the film, which will be available from March 30th.

In addition to the standard Blu-ray and DVD releases, Zavvi has announced that a limited edition steelbook Blu-ray will be available.

Special Features:

–Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes

–Full Song Performances (Out of Sight, Steal Away (Steal Away to Jesus))

–Extended Song Performances

–Long Journey to the Screen

Chadwick Boseman: »

- Scott J. Davis

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Nicolas Cage Aboard USS Indianapolis Film

8 February 2015 9:32 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Have we found the latest head-to-head movie subject match-up? We might just. Last month, the news broke that Warner Bros. and producer Robert Downey Jr. had hired The Help’s Tate Taylor to direct a film based on the Jaws-referenced real-life sea disaster surrounding the USS Indianapolis. It would seem they’ll have competition from Nic Cage, who has signed on to star in a version of the tale for Hannibal Classics.Mario Van Peebles is aboard to direct this one, titled 'USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage'. Cage has agreed to star as Captain Charles Butler McVay, who was in charge of the ship during a mission to supply parts for the atomic bomb when Japanese torpedoes sank it in July 1945. Approximately 300 of the 1196 crew went down with the ship and the remaining 880 faced dehydration, exposure and shark attacks while awaiting rescue. Only 321 were ultimately plucked from the water, »

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Berlin: Nicolas Cage to Star in WWII Drama ‘USS Indianapolis’ (Exclusive)

5 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicolas Cage will star in Hannibal Classics’ World War II movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” with shooting starting on June 10 in Mobile, Ala.

Mario Van Peebles will direct from a script by Cam Cannon. Hannibal principal Richard Rionda Del Castro will produce “Men of Courage,” scheduled to be released over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend.

Hannibal will be selling international rights at the Berlin Film Festival.

Cage, who starred in “Rage” for Hannibal, will take on the role of Capt. Charles Butler McVay, whose ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bombs.

Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship, while the rest faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks as they waited for assistance. Only 317 sailors survived and McVay was court-martialed, then exonerated more than half a century later.

“This is an extremely demanding physical and emotional role »

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Get On Up Blu-Ray Review

5 February 2015 9:08 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Chadwick Boseman gives a swaggering, soulful performance in this most delectably funky and fresh of biopics. Get On Up, as directed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor, is an energetic and eclectic blast, packed with toe-tapping musical numbers and a groove all its own. Exploring the legendary James Brown both as a tremendously talented musician and as an extremely troubled man, it’s refreshingly free from clichés and more than happy to blaze its own, fascinating trail.

The film is different immediately, opening on an older, wearier Brown than any fan of the musician would think to visualize, menacing people in a strip mall with a shotgun. Their perceived slight against him? One of them, he believes, used his private bathroom without his consent. Get On Up doesn’t shy away from just how extreme an individual Brown was, or how brutishly he tormented the people around him, whether they were employees, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Horror / Thriller Round-Up: Nick Carter’s ‘Dead West’, The Comedy of Terrors UK Blu-ray / DVD, USS Indianapolis Shark Attack Film

31 January 2015 4:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror/thriller round-up! This time around we have details on Backstreet Boy Nick Carter’s in-the-works zombie western movie, release details for Arrow Video’s UK Blu-ray / DVD of the Vincent Price-starring The Comedy of Terrors, and an update on Warner Bros.’ and Team Downey’s in-development film based on the real-life sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the subsequent shark attacks on the surviving crew members.

In an interview with Noisey, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter revealed that he will be directing and starring in a zombie western called Dead West (not to be confused with Joe R. Lansdale’s 1986 zombie western novel, Dead in the West) for Asylum this March. Carter also co-wrote the script and has a couple of potential cast members in mind (excerpts from Noisey via Shock Till You Drop):

“It’s called Dead West. [Laughs.] It’s a zombie horror western movie. »

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Tate Taylor to Direct Robert Downey Jr.'s USS Indianapolis Drama

29 January 2015 8:02 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over three years ago, we learned that Robert Downey Jr. was producing a drama focusing on the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II. The film will focus on the tragedy from the point-of-view of Hunter Scott, an 11-year old boy who embarked on a journey to exonerate the Indianapolis’ court-martialed captain in 1996. Now the film is finally making progress towards the big screen as The Wrap has learned The Help and Get On Up director Tate Taylor has signed on to direct the film. Downey still isn't starring in the film, but he'll produce with his wife Susan Downey through their Team Downey banner. In the story, the young boy was researching the tragedy as part of a History Day competition and learned how the warship was sunk by torpedoes with the crew stranded for five days and eaten by sharks. The incident was recounted by »

- Ethan Anderton

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Tate Taylor to direct USS Indianapolis shark-attack film

28 January 2015 8:51 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Warner Bros. and Team Downey are working on a film adaptation of the USS Indianapolis shark-attack story, known by many as the story Robert Shaw tells in the 1975 film Jaws. The project is not yet titled, but a source has confirmed that The Help and Get on Up director Tate Taylor is set to direct the film, with Mike Jones on to write the script. Deadline first reported the news. In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by torpedoes on its return from delivering the Hiroshima bomb. After the ship went down, the crew floated for five days, becoming ideal targets »

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Directors: Marsh, Taylor, Lee, Farrelly, Michell

28 January 2015 3:45 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of filmmakers have been linked to all sorts of new projects in the past day or two. Here are the details:

James Marsh ("The Theory of Everything") has been slated to direct the Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films untitled project about amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first round the World Yacht Race in 1968. Firth will play Crowhurst, and shooting will begin in the spring.

Tate Taylor ("The Help") has come onboard to helm Warner Bros.’ untitled drama about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis which Robert Downey Jr. will produce. Mike Jones will write the script for the aftermath story of the 1945 sinking of the battleship in shark-infested Pacific waters.

Ang Lee has come onboard as director of the film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk". Most of the film takes place during a Thanksgiving Day football game »

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USS Indianapolis film to set sail with Robert Downey Jr. and Tate Taylor

28 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In development for some time, Warner Bros. Pictures appears to finally be moving forward with a big screen take on the harrowing true tale of the USS Indianapolis. TheWrap reports that Tate Taylor, the director behind The Help and Get on Up, has signed on to helm.

Outside of his Marvel commitments, which have swelled some more over recent months with his involvement in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Robert Downey Jr. is selecting his newest projects, and one which has been involved with for a few years looks like it might finally set sail.

Downey and his wife, Susan, have been attached to the story of the USS Indianapolis since 2011 with their Team Downey company, but they and Warner Bros. Pictures have found a director for the project in the form of Taylor. But while the Iron Man star is on board as producer, it is unconfirmed if he »

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Going To Give Us A Really Sad World War II Movie

27 January 2015 5:37 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As famously recounted in Quint's dramatic monologue in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, the fate of the USS Indianapolis is one of the most horrific tales of World War II. It's a story of capsize, starvation, dehydration, shark-attacks and death, and while there was ultimately a light at the end of the tunnel, that doesn't make the events any less brutal. Now those events will be getting brought to cinematic life courtesy of producer Robert Downey Jr. and director Tate Taylor - though they will be unfolding through the filter of a young boy looking to find justice for a hero in the whole mess. The Wrap has the news out of Sundance at that the helmer of the Oscar-winning The Help and last year's Get On Up is now set to direct the USS Indinapolis-centric film, which does not yet have a title. The main story in the movie will »

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Robert Downey Jr. to Produce 'USS Indianapolis' Movie

27 January 2015 11:25 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with director Tate Taylor for an untitled project based on the true story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis sinking in 1945, which marks its 70th anniversary this year. The actor has been developing the project with Warner Bros. since August 2011, with Mike Jones writing the screenplay. The harrowing tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis was famously told by Robert Shaw in the 1975 classic Jaws.

The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945, with the crew stranded in shark-infested waters for over five days. Of the over 900 crew members on board, only 300 survived the ordeal, battling starvation, hypothermia and some of the most dangerous shark attacks in history. The ship's captain. Charles McVay was court-martialed over the ship's secret mission to deliver the Hiroshima bomb. The plot will be set in the year 1996, following the separate true story of an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott, »

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Tate Taylor to Direct USS Indianapolis Project for Team Downey

27 January 2015 11:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tate Taylor will direct Warner Bros.’ untitled drama about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey producing through their Team Downey banner.

Mike Jones will write the script for the aftermath story of the 1945 sinking of the battleship in shark-infested Pacific waters. Warner Bros. set up the long-in-development project in 2011 by acquiring life rights to Hunter Scott, who helped exonerate the court-martialed captain of the Indianapolis, and set it up at Team Downey.

The project first went into development in 1998 at Universal when Scott was 13 — two years after he’d begun research for a school history project that led to a re-examination of the case of Capt. Charles McVeigh, the only captain to be court-martialed for the sinking of his ship during WWII. The ship was torpedoed by a Japanese sub shortly after delivering parts for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Robert Downey Jr., »

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Sundance: Tate Taylor to Direct USS Indianapolis Movie for Robert Downey Jr., Warner Bros.

27 January 2015 10:28 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tate Taylor has signed on to direct an untitled shark movie about the USS Indianapolis for Warner Bros. and Team Downey, an individual close to the project told TheWrap at Sundance.

Mike Jones will write the script for the film, which will be produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and David Gambino. Warner Bros. executives Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee the project for the studio.

See photos: Sundance 2015 Scene and Heard: Iggy Azalea, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo, Adam Scott (Photos)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which left its »

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Tate Taylor Sails To USS Indianapolis Project

27 January 2015 10:03 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After trying for several years to float a film based on the real-life seaborne tragedy of the USS Indianapolis, Warner Bros. finally made waves in 2011 when Robert Downey Jr. and his producing partner/wife Susan Downey hopped aboard to steer the cinematic ship. They’ve now landed The Help’s Tate Taylor to direct the film.As most famously chronicled by Robert Shaw’s Quint in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Japanese torpedoes sank the Indianapolis in July 1945. Approximately 300 of the 1196 crew went down with the ship and the remaining 880 faced dehydration, exposure and shark attacks while awaiting rescue. Only 321 were ultimately plucked from the water, and of those just 316 survived.Warner Bros. has the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year-old lad who in 1996 was inspired by Spielberg's shark pic to write a report about the vessel and her ill-fated crew for a History Day competition. His research ended up vindicating captain Charles McVay, »

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Writers Guild Honors Margaret Nagle for ‘The Good Lie’ Script

20 January 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Margaret Nagle has been chosen by the Writers Guild of America West to receive the 2015 Paul Selvin Award for her screenplay “The Good Lie.”

The award, named after the late general counsel to the WGA, is given each year to the WGA member whose script “best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere and to which Selvin devoted his professional life.”

Nagle will be recognized at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. ceremony on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Margaret Nagle’s script for ‘The Good Lie’ raises profound issues of resilience and survival in the face of unspeakable atrocities,” said Wgaw president Christopher Keyser. “The struggles of the Lost Boys of Sudan in her film remind us how desperately all human beings strive for freedom. But what makes Nagle’s screenplay particularly heart-wrenching »

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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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