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To give you a taste of what’s to come this spring, Lionsgate has released five dazzling new animated character portraits that use the same impressive special effects found in the movie. These beautiful portraits feature your favorite stars, including Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four), Naomi Watts (Evelyn), and Academy Award winners Kate Winslet (Jeanine) and Octavia Spencer (Johanna).
Here’s a look at the portraits that capture the essence of the film through simulations of peace, hope, evil, war, and obsession.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent finds the stakes raised for Tris [Woodley] and Four [James], who are now fugitives on the run hunted by Jeanine [Winslet], the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop »
- Michelle McCue
It’s a busy weekend for awards-watchers, with the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, followed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. Both guild kudos are considered heavy indicators of who will take home the top prizes at the Academy Awards; last year, all four actors who won SAG film awards went on to land Oscars. Perhaps it’s because the SAG Awards voting body is made up of 111,228 eligible SAG-aftra members, and actors represent the largest percentage of Oscar voters.
So here are my fearless predictions for this year’s SAG Award winners.
Actor in a Supporting Role
A remarkable group of actors, but this race really comes down to 20-year-overnight-success J.K. Simmons and Greatest Actor of His Generation™ Edward Norton. Both are brilliant as arrogant, blustery performers but Simmons »
- Jenelle Riley
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is turning the tables on characters old and new in five new posters, unveiling an upside-down dystopian world. New character posters created for our heroes Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), and newcomers Evelyn (Naomi Watts), Johanna (Octavia Spencer) are great, but the one we really need to keep our eye on is Jeanine (Kate Winslet).
Jeanine gets not one, but two character posters – the traditional still poster and one pretty intense motion poster that may have given us cause to jump when watching with speakers turned on full volume.
Picking up where last year’s Divergent left off, we now find Tris and co. on the run amongst the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Hunted by Janine, the power-hungry leader of the Erudite faction, Tris is searching for answers and allies as she comes to terms with the decisions of her past on a »
- Rachel West
Though Alejandro González Iñárritu's fluidly moving one-take illusion pivots on the backstage antics of Michael Keaton's leading man Keegan Thompson, this black comedy is as much about women as it is men. The spiky quartet of Emma Stone (also up for a Supporting Actress Oscar), Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Andrea Riseborough drives the female side of the film's SAG-nominated ensemble, complicating Keegan's attempt to mount an unmountable Raymond Carver story. In this new featurette, exclusive to Thompson on Hollywood, Iñárritu and his leading ladies open up about building these idiosyncratic characters, and why the parts proved such a fruitful challenge for these four knockout actresses. Read More: Edward Norton and Andrea Riseborough Dig Into Actors' Egos and "Birdman" »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Entertainment Weekly has debuted five new motion posters for the highly-anticipated sequel The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which hits theaters in less than two months on March 20, 2015. These unique motion posters feature Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four), Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Octavia Spencer (Johanna) and Naomi Watts (Evelyn). Shailene Woodley also spoke to EW about Tris' plight in this next installment in The Divergent Series:
"She's left with a lot of confusion as far as what the future holds. But she's also left with a lot of guilt from the war, from losing her parents and from Will, so [in Insurgent] you see a newfound strength in her for revenge, as well as a lot of internal battles that she's trying to weave her way around."
The sequel continues the thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Having discovered she is Divergent, »
The portraits reflect the idea that much of the action takes place within the minds of the characters which include Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Evelyn (Naomi Watts), and Johanna (Octavia Spencer).
Have a look at the animated character portraits below.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, »
- Kellvin Chavez
The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. The Divergent Series: Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice "Tris" Prior, Theo James as Tobias "Four" Eaton, Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior, Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton, Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews, Naomi Watts as Evelyn Johnson-Eaton, »
It's once again time to drag out the celebrity equivalent to musty yearbooks: wonderfully dated red carpet photos. With the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 25, we dug through the archives and surfaced 20 years of gowns, power couples and confusing trends straight from the SAGs of yore. While Benedict Cumberbatch and Rosamund Pike are still relatively new to the SAG scene, most of the nominees have been walking the show's star-studded carpet for years. This means plenty of hidden treasures, from Jennifer Aniston's formal crop top to Billy Bob Thorton's inexplicable hair. See what 2015's honorees look like »
- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc
Glasgow Film Festival co-directors Allan Hunter and Allison Gardner took to a makeshift stage at the citizenM hotel to announce the full programme for this year's 11th edition. Noah Baumbach's While We're Young, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, has been chosen to open the festival, while Force Majeure - which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival - will close proceedings. In total, 174 events will take place across the famed cinema city from 18 February to 1 March, including 11 world premières, 10 European premières and 33 UK premières. Highlights include fall festival favourites Mommy, Clouds of Sils Maria and Girlhood, Alan Rickman's directorial debut A Little Chaos, the Pedro Almodóvar-produced black comedy Wild Tales and Still Alice.
- CineVue UK
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
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.
Additional UK premiere highlights include awards season darling Still Alice, Wim Wenders’ recently Oscar-nominated documentary The Salt of the Earth, Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, and legendary Swedish director Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon »
- Josh Slater-Williams
Toplining French up-and-comer Lou de Lâage (“Breathe”) and Polish star Agata Kulesza (“Ida”), “Agnus Dei” tells the gripping tale of Mathilde Beaulieu (de Lâage), a young medical doctor who worked with the French Red Cross on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps in 1954.
Beaulieu’s journey took an unexpected turn during a visit to a convent in Poland where she discovered that several nuns were pregnant. The movie depicts the double bind faced by these young women who had to either accept the responsibilities of motherhood or abandon the “children of sin.”
Brigaud-Robert, who will start pre-selling the project at the European Film Market, said “Anne (Fontaine)’s movies always resonate outside the French borders and I know that this »
- Elsa Keslassy
Manuel here. The Costume Design Guild has announced that they’ll be celebrating Naomi Watts with the Lacoste Spotlight Award when they announce winners for their film, TV and commercial awards on February 17th. While they bill the award as honoring an “actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design,” their choices so far (previous recipients include Anne Hathaway, Kate Beckinsale, Halle Berry and Emily Blunt) have yet to really reflect the award, no? Whither Keira, Nicole, Tilda or heck, even Colin Firth? The man can wear a sweater (among other things), you know.
Anyways, we should really focus on the positive and be thankful Watts was able to bounce back so quickly from that horrible triple-whammy of Movie 43, Adore and Diana. Let's just hope she can keep up the momentum going. And so »
- Manuel Betancourt
Today's MPAA ratings bulletin brings us a slew of PG-13 ratings beginning with an expected PG-13 for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which apparently includes "some sensuality"... Oooh la la... We also have a PG-13 for Gus Van Sant's new movie The Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts as well as one more PG-13 for M. Night Shyamalan's latest low budget feature The Visit. We also get an official rating for the forthcoming IMAX release of "Game of Thrones", which will begin playing in upwards of 200 IMAX theaters at 10 Pm on January 29, featuring two episodes from season four of "Game of Thrones" followed by the worldwide debut of the series' season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX. Might be fun for the die-hard fans, though not ending it with the first episode of the fifth season seems a bit like a cheat. The complete bulletin is directly below. »
- Brad Brevet
Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees
The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Icg, Iatse Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the Icg. »
- Steve Pond
Two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards on February 17 at the Beverly Hilton. The award honors an actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.
Watts most recently starred in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-nominated Birdman opposite Emma Stone and Michael Keaton and St. Vincent alongside Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. She received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination for Gonzalez Iñárritu’s 21 Grams in 2003, followed by The Impossible in 2012.
Watts will next be seen in Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal and the next installment of the Divergent franchise. She also recently wrapped Gus Van Sant’s Sea Of Trees starring opposite Matthew McConaughey. Her other film credits include Mulholland Drive and Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
- The Deadline Team
In the first teaser trailer for Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, Shailene Woodley is in full action mode as Tris, and a new featurette takes you behind that scene and many other action-packed sequences that’s sure to blow the mind of Divergent series fans. We’re also getting a first glimpse of Naomi Watts as Four’s (Theo James) mother.
- email@example.com (Super User)
The hugely anticipated comedy drama Birdman co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárrituhas has won the maximum Oscar nominations with a total of 9 as recently announced including Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Director, etc.
Releasing on 30th January here, Bollywood’s leading personalities got an early glimpse of the hugely anticipated movie at a special screening held in Mumbai!!
Starring Michael Keaton with Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts, Birdman will open the first month of 2015 with a bang at the cinemas in what’s fantastic news for movie connoisseurs out there. Keaton plays a faded Hollywood actor famous for his superhero role struggling to mount a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver story. »
- Press Releases
One week from today, the #allwhite SAG movie awards will take place at the Shrine. For the film categories that will appear on the Jan. 25 telecast, the actors union managed to nominate not a single black actor in any of its four film acting categories. SAG also didn’t nominate any black performers among the 42 additional actors named as part of its Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture (nominees are Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory Of Everything).
So that’s a total of 62 performances nominated, all of them white, with the closest thing to any level of diversity being Grand Budapest Hotel co-star and Cast nominee Tony Revolori, a Southern Californian of Guatemalan descent.
- Pete Hammond
Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence will be joining the James Cameron's The Dive. The film will tell the real life story of husband and wife freedivers Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and Audrey Mestre, who compete to travel as deep underwater as possible on just one breath. Lawrence is set to play Mestre, who died in her attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet. Cameron filmed the real life tribute Ferraras paid to Mestre when he dove to that same depth. [The Wrap] Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) is in final talks to lend his voice as Papa Smurf to »
- Jennifer Maas
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