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Examining the Christopher Nolan backlash

23 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Another Oscars season, and Christopher Nolan is overlooked again. With Interstellar getting a mixed reaction, we look at the Nolan backlash.

This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Interstellar.

In case you missed it, the Oscars were this past weekend and Birdman was the big winner. The Academy’s choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu's fever dream was a genuine shock, with Boyhood the running favourite for many months. Nonetheless, some things never change, and in that vein it's certainly a non-surprise the Academy also hardly noticed the most ambitious blockbuster of 2014: the Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar. Indeed, I use the phrase "non-surprise", because how could it be a winner when it was only nominated for the bare minimum of five Oscars in technical categories that are reserved as consolation prizes?

This is by all means par for the course with a film that has »

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Stephen Colbert Grows a Glorious Beard and Contemplates Sex With Princess Leia in Oscar Wilde Award Speech

20 February 2015 3:07 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's been two months since Stephen Colbert said good-bye to The Colbert Report and, from the look of things, the future Late Show host has been using all of this new free time to ... grow a beard. Colbert showed off his salt-and-peppered new look in Los Angeles Thursday night, where he was on hand to accept an Oscar Wilde Award from the U.S.-Ireland Alliance at their annual pre-Oscar event, held on the rooftop of J.J. Abrams's production company, Bad Robot. In addition to his facial hair, which fellow honoree Carrie Fisher told the crowd is sure to get him "so laid," Colbert happily showed off his non-Report persona (a.k.a. his real personality) via a crowd-pleasing acceptance speech in which he considered Fisher's sexual innuendo, came out of the Irish closet, and boldly addressed "racist" Irish stereotypes. Here are the highlights:• "I'm not sure which is more exciting, »

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Stephen Colbert Jokes New Beard Means He "Might Have Sex With Princess Leia"

20 February 2015 11:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stephen Colbert has stayed out of the spotlight since the end of The Colbert Report more than two months ago. But Thursday night, he attended the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards in Santa Monica. And there was something a bit different about Colbert. Specifically, the normally clean-shaven host had grown a thick gray beard, which seemed to cause quite a stir at the event and has subsequently received a great deal of attention online. Colbert told reporters that his new look is the result of having a few months off, before he starts preparing to take over for David

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Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher Get Their Irish Honor

20 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday night, Stephen Colbert relayed how excited he’d been to hear about the honor he was to receive from J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot. “I thought it was from the Rebel Alliance,” Colbert joked, referring to Abrams’ “Star Wars” connection.

Still, the U.S.-Ireland Alliance was pretty impressive, too. Since it was formed in the 1990s, Colbert noted how the euro has been introduced and Osama bin Laden eliminated. “You can’t say the Alliance had nothing to do with it,” he said.

Colbert was sporting a natty white beard that Carrie Fisher, who was honored before him, said, “is so getting (him) laid,” which led Colbert to quip, “I don’t know which is more exciting, getting this award or that I may be having sex with Princess Leia tonight.”

The former host of Comedy Central »

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J.J. Abrams Confirms Some 'Star Wars 7' Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 8:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced way back in 2012, rumors and spoilers about the film's characters and story have flooded the internet. There have been so many, it's hard to keep them all straight, or remember what they are. While most have been written off as flights of fancy from over-eager fans, J.J. Abrams confirms in a new interview that some of the spoilers and rumors that we've heard over the past couple of years are, in fact, very true!

Speaking with The BBC, J.J. Abrams wouldn't acknowledge which past rumors have hit it right on the nose, or which ones are too outrageous to believe. He did express how much he appreciates them, as they show an interest from a hungry fan base. And without that, he wouldn't have a film. He even admits that he's enjoyed the occasional spoiler in the past:

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Noel Gallagher on His New Album, Beyoncé, and How Much Money He’d Need to Reunite With Oasis

20 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Has anyone in the history of the world not just skipped past the dull paragraph of introduction preceding a Q&A with Noel Gallagher, the former Oasis songwriter who might be more delightfully quotable than Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, and Vito Corleone combined? I doubt it, but if you're still reading this, you should know that Gallagher will release a very good new solo album, Chasing Yesterday, the follow-up to 2011's Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, on March 2 (here's the video for the new single, "Ballad of the Mighty I"). I spoke to him on Wednesday about Yesterday, the price tag for an Oasis reunion, and what he thinks should have happened at the Grammys.This is the first album you’ve ever produced without help from a co-producer. Why did you go it alone this time?It was by necessity. I took the songs in demo form to my »

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J.J. Abrams: Some of the Star Wars Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you heard a rumor about the upcoming Star Wars movie this week - well, it just might be true. Or not. J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, addressed the issue of leaked plot points for the highly anticipated film. And while he wouldn't address any specific leaks, he did say some theories circulating aren't as outlandish as others. "We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams, 48, told the BBC at the Irish Oscar Wilde awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where Star Wars »

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J.J. Abrams: Some of the Star Wars Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you heard a rumor about the upcoming Star Wars movie this week - well, it just might be true. Or not. J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, addressed the issue of leaked plot points for the highly anticipated film. And while he wouldn't address any specific leaks, he did say some theories circulating aren't as outlandish as others. "We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams, 48, told the BBC at the Irish Oscar Wilde awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where Star Wars »

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumours: “Some are true, some are false”

20 February 2015 6:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.

“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »

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J.J. Abrams is grateful for fans who read up on Star Wars spoilers

20 February 2015 4:48 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For those of you avoiding Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers like the plague, no worries, as I'm not including any in this article.  Rather, this is a discussion on what J.J. Abrams thinks about them, and you might be surprised!  Recently, Carrie Fisher was being honored at the Oscar Wilde awards in L.A. and the director was there hosting. He spoke a little bit about the film regarding all the spoilers that have made their way online. J.J. Abrams on The Force »

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Stephen Colbert Debuts New Beard and Instantly Becomes a Silver Fox—See the Pic!

19 February 2015 7:40 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Let's be real, you guys, Stephen Colbert is one handsome man. But he just upped his appeal when he decided to join the beard brigade and revealed that his hunky facial hair is silver! Sigh, he's so distinguished. Colbert, who was honored tonight at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, tells E! News his new fuzzy feature is part of his time-off look, and adds, "I was curious what I actually looked like and it turns out it's this." We're a fan, Stephen! But what does his wife Evelyn think about her hubby's hairy situation? "My wife has gotten used to it now. At first she wasn't sure who this man in bed with her was," he joked. "She likes it Ok, so I guess »

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Oscar Wilde Awards Honoree Carrie Fisher Has Plenty in Common With Wilde

19 February 2015 12:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: Episode X — The Importance of Being Earnest”? This mash-up is the stuff of nerd dreams. Though Oscar Wilde and residents of the galaxy far, far away would appear to have little in common, he and Princess Leia might get along well. At least, that’s what the U.S.-Ireland Alliance posits by having Stephen Fry present an award to actress Carrie Fisher at the Alliance’s 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards. Emcee J.J. Abrams will present to Stephen Colbert while Garrett Kelleher will do the honors for artist Colin Davidson.

Over her long career, Fisher has proved that she’s more than just her gold bikini. Her resume boasts a string of comedic turns post-“Star Wars,” including the wry Marie in “When Harry Met Sally” and April in “Hannah and Her Sisters.” Fisher demonstrated her chops through memorable guest stints on shows including “Sex and the City” and “30 Rock. »

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Oscar Wilde Awards Honoree Stephen Colbert Taps Edgy Spirit of Ireland’s Great Wit

19 February 2015 12:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know.”

So wrote Oscar Wilde, and for the past nine years, as the facetiously reactionary host of “The Colbert Report,” Oscar Wilde Award honoree Stephen Colbert has been following that advice to the letter.

Though an Irish heritage is not necessary to be honored with the award, which emcee J.J. Abrams will present, Colbert actually does check that particular box, in spite of the Francophile pronunciation of his last name.

As Colbert noted in a statement: “My great-great grandfather sailed from Limerick with but two goals: 1) get a job digging the Erie Canal, and; 2) party in L.A. I am proud to fulfill his dream.”

Perhaps more importantly, Colbert’s Irish roots go far deeper than that, with his satirical style rooted in the great tradition of Dublin-born Jonathan Swift. As far as speaking truth to power with a dark economy of prose, »

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Oscars: The Parties That Celebrate the Academy Awards

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

This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.

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Icon Mann Industry Panels

Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.

Who’s expected: Moderators David P. White of SAG-aftra and the Black List founder Franklin Leonard, plus panelists David Oyelowo, Robi Reed, Charles King and Jeremy Kleiner

Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry campaign to pardon convicted gay men

28 January 2015 2:29 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry are amongst those campaigning for pardons for the gay men who were prosecuted in the 1950s.

49,000 men were persecuted for their homosexuality in Britain in the 1950s, including Enigma code breaker Alan Turing.

Turing, who was portrayed by Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, was convicted of gross indecency for being gay and was sentenced to chemical castration.

The Queen granted Turing a pardon in 2013.

In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, Cumberbatch wrote: "Alan Turing was not only prosecuted, but quite arguably persuaded to end his own life early, by a society who called him a criminal for simply seeking out the love he deserved, as all human beings do.

"Sixty years later, that same government claimed to 'forgive' him by pardoning him. I find this deplorable, because Turing's actions did not warrant forgiveness - theirs did - and the 49,000 other prosecuted men deserve the same. »

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Content to spread Pandemic at Efm

27 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Content Media will commence international sales in Berlin next week on John Suits’ sci-fi action-thriller starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer and Missi Pyle.

Pandemic adopts the first-person shooter perspective and takes place in the near future as a doctor travels to Los Angeles in search of a cure to a devastating virus. Dustin T Benson wrote the screenplay.

Content film president Jamie Carmichael will show footage in Berlin and described the project as a potential game changer.

“The Fps component immerses the viewer right into heart the film – in a hybrid gamer style,” said Carmichael. “We’re incredibly impressed with John and Gabriel’s inventive work.”

Alfie Allen, Danielle Rose Russell, Paul Guilfoyle and Pat Healy round out the key cast.

Gabriel Cowan produced the film with Suits through their New Artists Alliance (Naa) label alongside the film’s North American distributor XLrator Media.

The partnership marks the second in a three-film deal between the parties after 400 Days »

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Stephen Fry Marries Boyfriend Elliot Spencer

18 January 2015 11:54 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Stephen Fry, the esteemed British comedian, married his boyfriend Elliot Spencer Saturday. Stephen Fry, Elliot Spencer Wed Fry announced that he and Spencer, also comedian, tied the knot on Twitter, posting a picture of the event. He posted another picture of the momentous occasion to point out that they had an Oscar Wilde puppet serve […]

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British Actor Stephen Fry Is Married!

17 January 2015 5:15 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Stephen Fry tied the knot with his fiancé, comedian Elliott Spencer, in Dereham, England, on Saturday. The actor confirmed his big news with a tweet, writing, "Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing." The message was accompanied by a photo of the suit-clad guys, who flashed smiles while taking their relationship to the next level. About two hours later, Stephen tweeted another picture, writing, "Oh and @ElliottGSpencer and I had our vows witnessed by a mini Oscar Wilde. Because one should. #greencarnations." The couple's cute nuptials come less than two weeks after Stephen confirmed reports about their engagement. "Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I'm very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!" he tweeted. Congratulations, Stephen and Elliott! »

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Stephen Fry Marries Elliott Spencer

17 January 2015 3:12 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

British actor and comedian Stephen Fry did not wait long after his engagement to make it official.

Fry, 57, married Elliott Spencer, 27, and he tweeted out the good news today.

Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/bPDQD5WQoB

Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 17, 2015

Oh and @ElliottGSpencer and I had our vows witnessed by a mini Oscar Wilde. Because one should. #greencarnations pic.twitter.com/0b9nh48te0

Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 17, 2015

Photos: 14 Celeb Weddings That Were Surprises

Fry and Spencer, a writer, announced their engagement on Jan. 6. They reportedly began dating last year.

News: Stephen and Elliott's Engagement Details

House actor Hugh Laurie was quick to congratulate them on Twitter.

Bloody hell it's happened! @ElliottGSpencer has made an honest man of m'col. Love and happiness to all!!

Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) January 17, 2015

Congrats to Fry and Spencer!

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Stephen Fry, 57, Marries Boyfriend Elliott Spencer, 27, Less Than Two Weeks After Getting Engaged

17 January 2015 1:40 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well that was fast! Less than two weeks after getting engaged to boyfriend Elliott Spencer, Stephen Fry announced that the twosome just tied the knot. "Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one," he tweeted Saturday afternoon. "Amazing." He added, "Oh and @ElliotGSpencer and I had our vows witnessed by a mini Oscar Wilde. Because one should. #GreenCarnations." In pictures posted on social media, both parties are dressed to impress and can't stop smiling as they sign their papers to make things official. As soon as the news broke, close friends couldn't help but congratulate the couple on the great news. »

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