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What does the latest British invasion say about the state of American acting?

2 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Martin Luther King Jr., is a celebrated American icon. His wife, Coretta, was a beloved American public figure. President Lyndon Johnson was a colorful Texan, and Governor George Wallace was a good ol' boy son of the South from Alabama. In director Ava DuVernay's Best Picture nominee about the 1965 Selma civil-rights march, however, they're portrayed by David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, and Tim Roth, respectively, who share at least one thing in common: They're British. Selma isn't an exception—rather, the Brits seem to be everywhere lately. Last year's Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, about a 19th-century »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Selma: watch the trailer for the Martin Luther King drama – video

27 January 2015 8:09 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Selma stars British actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, eager to secure obstacle-free voting for the people of Alabama in this civil-rights drama set in 1965. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, who also has a cameo, the film was directed by Ava DuVernay and co-stars Carman Ejogo as King's wife and Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B Johnson

Selma is released in the UK on 6 February Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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"Birdman" Flies High at SAG Awards, Eddie Redmayne Surprises

26 January 2015 7:37 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

If you're betting on "Boyhood" to win big at the upcoming Academy Awards, think again! Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was deemed to be the big Oscar frontrunner but a double-dose of guild awards over the weekend tamed those prospects down. First, the Producers Guild of America gave their top honor to Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," and the Screen Actors Guild followed suit!

"Birdman" took home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award! But, since the movie is about acting, this award is just fitting.

My biggest surprise, and it'a welcome surprise indeed, was "The Theory of Everything's" Eddie Redmayne taking home the Outstanding Male Actor trophy. Sorry Michael Keaton! I think Redmayne truly gave the Performance of the Year award!

The usual suspects took home the movie acting awards with wins for Julianne Moore for Best Actress in "Still Alice," J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor for "Whiplash, »

- Manny

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Birdman and Eddie Redmayne take home SAG Awards

26 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amongst this years Screen Actors Guild Award winners are Eddie Redmayne, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Birdman, which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Orange Is the New Black, whose star Uzo Uduba claimed the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Redmayne, dedicated his award to sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), the illness which Hawking himself suffers from. He also went on to congratulate fellow actors such as Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall.

Unsurprisingly it was Julianne Moore who took the award for best female leading role for her performance as an aging academic experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer disease in Still Alice.

It has been a big weekend for Birdman, which not only won best ensemble »

- Alfie Nobes

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2015 SAG Awards winners and nominees

25 January 2015 4:14 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Screen Actors Guild handed out the 21st annual SAG Awards Sunday night live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of all the nominees and winners as they are announced. And be sure to re-live our live blog of the show here! Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) **Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features)** - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) **Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics)** - Winner Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Interview: Actor Trai Byers of Film ‘Selma,’ TV’s ‘Empire’

22 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The excellent film “Selma” focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But just as important as King were the marchers from supporting civil rights societies, such as the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (Sncc), and their leaders like James Forman, portrayed in the film by Trai Byers.

Byers is an up-and-coming actor, with “Selma” being his first major film after stints on the daytime drama “All My Children” and the revival of “90210.” But besides “Selma,” Byers has a high profile part as Andre Lyon, the son of lead character Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) on the huge new Fox Network hit, “Empire.” The freshman drama has already been picked up for a second season, and its maneuverings within the Shakespeare-in-the-music-industry vibe has connected with viewers.

Trai Byers as James Forman (left) Kneels with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, right) in ‘Selma

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Trai Byers was in »

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Cast And Crew Of Ava DuVernay’s Selma Make Commemorative March in Selma, Alabama – Photo Essay

19 January 2015 5:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

People throughout the country today remembered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American leader of the Civil Rights Movement, with celebrations and marches. He was man who truly changed the U.S. and really made it a better place.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the filmmakers and cast of the Academy Award-nominated film Selma joined the residents of Selma, Alabama in a commemorative march yesterday to pay tribute to Dr. King’s contributions to the city and its role in the civil rights movement.


Selma mayor George Evans addressed the community at Selma City Hall with Rev. Dion Culliver of Tabernacle Baptist Church and Rev. Leodis Strong of Brown Ame Chapel before the crowd participated in a commemorative march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the historical marches occurred 50 years ago.

Common and John Legend performed their song “Glory” on the historical Edmund Pettus Bridge. The Golden »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Selma’ Fails to Get Major Mlk Boost at Box Office

18 January 2015 1:35 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount’s civil rights drama doesn’t catch fire despite holiday, Best Picture Oscar nomination

The civil rights drama “Selma” not only didn’t get much of a box-office boost from last week’s Best Picture Oscar nomination and the Martin Luther King holiday, it actually fell off in its second weekend of wide release.

Despite adding 56 theaters, “Selma” brought in $8.3 million between Friday and Sunday, a 23 percent drop from its $11.3 million wide opening last weekend.

And the Mlk holiday weekend doesn’t seem to be providing the spike in business some observers had expected for the Paramount Pictures’ historical film either. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Selma's David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Director Ava Duvernay On Their Oscar Nominated Film

18 January 2015 4:59 AM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »


Selma, now an Academy Award contender for best picture of the year, chronicles Martin Luther King's campaign to bring equal voting rights leading up to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Selma's David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Common and director Ava Duvernay talk about what a movie like Selma means in history and in today's tumultous times in this Qa.

David Oyelowo, who portrays Martin Luther King, Jr., spearheaded the making of Selma, and he enlisted Oprah Winfrey as a producer to bring the film to the big screen. The cast and director talk about what it means to them to be part of Selma, and its relevance to the modern day protests over Ferguson and Eric Garner.


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Oprah Winfrey, ‘Selma’ Filmmakers to March in Alabama for Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

16 January 2015 1:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Ava DuVernay, stars David Oyelowo and Common will also join local residents on Sunday to pay tribute to the civil rights leader

On the heels of Thursday’s Oscar nomination for Best Picture, the filmmakers and cast of “Selma” will invite residents of the Alabama town to march on Sunday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Director Ava DuVernay, stars David Oyelowo and Common and producers Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will be among those paying homage to the slain civil rights leader at the event on Jan. 18, Paramount Pictures announced in a statement on Friday.

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- Debbie Emery

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'Grand Budapest Hotel' Returns to Theaters This Weekend

16 January 2015 10:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced that the company will re-release director Wes Anderson's Oscar- nominated and Golden Globe Award- winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel in select cities for special return engagements starting today, Friday, January 16.

The Grand Budapest Hotel earned 9 Academy Award nominations and has already garnered over 20 major nominations from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (nominated for 4 Golden Globes and winning Best Picture), The Broadcast Film Critics Association (nominated for 11 Critics Choice Awards and winning Best Comedy), The Screen Actors Guild (SAG Awards nomination for Best Ensemble), The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominated for 11 awards. The film has earned numerous major Guild nominations and Critics Groups accolades, as well as being on over 185 Top Ten Lists.&#160 After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, The Grand Budapest Hotel opened in the U.S. on March 7, 2014 and has grossed »

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St. Louis Joins Selma Movement To Provide Students With Free Tickets To See The Film

16 January 2015 5:50 AM, PST | | See recent news »

An additional 12 locations have joined the growing movement led by African-American business leaders to raise funds for students across the country to see the Academy Award-nominated film “Selma,” expanding the first-of-its-kind campaign to 25 locations nationwide.

Due to the generous contributions by so many of the country’s most prominent African-American business leaders, more than 275,000 middle and high school students across the U.S. will experience the critically acclaimed film for free at participating theaters while supplies last.

The new locations joining the movement are Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Central Florida/Orlando, Connecticut, Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Montgomery, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and St. Louis.

Rev. Starsky Wilson, President & CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, in St. Louis

“It is important that students are aware of this moment in history and make connections between the struggles of earlier generations and the challenges facing today’s youth,” said Rev. Starsky. “We are »

- Michelle McCue

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Berlin 2015: Woman in Gold, Life to world premiere

15 January 2015 2:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, and Anton Corbijn’s Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, to world premiere at Berlinale.

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15) is to host the world premieres of Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren; Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan; and Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain.

The films form part of the Berlinale Special Galas line-up, which will also include the international premiere of awards contender Selma and the European premiere of Bill Pohland’s Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack

Based on a true story, Woman In Gold is directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) and stars Mirren as Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, who takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

The UK-us co-production, which also stars Ryan Reynolds (Captives) and Daniel Brühl (Rush), is produced by Origin Pictures, BBC Films and The »

- (Michael Rosser)

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‘Selma,’ ‘Woman in Gold,’ ‘Life’ to Play at Berlin Film Festival

15 January 2015 2:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” Simon Curtis’ “Woman in Gold” and Anton Corbijn’s “Life” will screen at the Berlin Film Festival as part of the Berlinale Special program.

Selma,” which stars David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson, makes its international premiere in Berlin. It was described by Variety‘s reviewer as a “razor-sharp portrait of the civil rights movement.” Pic has made faltering progress in the awards season, mainly due to the lack of screeners.

Life,” which world premieres in Berlin, stars Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan. Pic is inspired by the true story of a friendship that developed between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean when Stock was commissioned to photograph the actor for Life magazine in 1955. Corbijn’s previous pics are “Control” and “A Most Wanted Man.”

Woman in Gold,” which is another world premiere, stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl. It centers on a Jewish woman, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Final Predictions for the 2015 Oscar Nominations

14 January 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Predicting Oscar nominations is far from an exact science. While there are indicators of how a film will do in the race — mainly guild nominations — you’re relying a lot on buzz and media hype. Going with your gut instinct over logic can pay off big, or be a killer in the office pool.

It’s also hard to ignore personal biases. There are certain films I might not like, but have to acknowledge that the majority of the industry does. Sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise; as much as I loved films like “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash,” even I have been caught offguard to see how well they’re doing in precursor races. And my respect for “Selma” has me ignoring all the warning signs and hoping it bounces back in the Oscar noms.

Selma” failed to register with guilds (and was ineligible for WGA), but I’m chalking that »

- Jenelle Riley

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Joel Edgerton Enlists Horrible Bosses Star Jason Bateman For Directorial Debut Weirdo

14 January 2015 9:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having stepped behind the camera himself for the very first time for his black comedy Bad Words in 2013, Jason Bateman is poised to return the favor, as the actor has signed on to star in Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, Weirdo.

Written and directed by the Warrior star, the film will bring together Bateman and Rebecca Hall as a husband and wife who look to turn over a new leaf when they move to a seemingly idyllic town. However, a spanner is soon thrown in the works after an old friend from the past turns up out of the blue, threatening to tear their relationship to ribbons. It’s an arc that has been described as a “chilling and suspenseful” journey for the couple.

Given that the the concept centers around Bateman and Hall’s two leads, you begin to get the feeling that Edgerton’s outing will live or »

- Michael Briers

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Jason Bateman signs up for Joel Edgerton's directorial debut

14 January 2015 6:58 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Jason Bateman, who recently made his feature directorial debut, is going to star in a film that's another actor's first stab at directing. Bateman has signed up for Joel Edgerton's upcoming film, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported that Bateman has joined the project, which Edgerton wrote and will produce and direct. Edgerton will also act in the film alongside Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Per Deadline, the film's plot revolves around a husband-wife couple played by Bateman and Hall starting life in a new town only to have someone from their past emerge. Bateman made his feature directorial debut with last year's Bad Words. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Oscar Nomination Predictions: Can Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal Find a Way In?

14 January 2015 6:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

What a difference four months, and some good campaigning, makes.

When “Nightcrawler” and “Cake” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in September, the former movie seemed too dark and creepy and the latter too small to figure in the Oscar race. But as PricewaterhouseCoopers reps prepare to unveil this year’s nominations to the Academy staff on Wednesday night and to the entire world on Thursday morning, both of those films have found themselves in the thick of the race, as two of the unlikeliest potential success stories of this year.

Although I thought they were both near-prohibitive longshots only a few months ago, »

- Steve Pond

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J.K. ("Just Keep-On") Simmons Still Leading. Final Predictions!

12 January 2015 10:49 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Last night's Golden Globes did nothing to change the long since frozen Best Supporting Actor race. It's so frozen that I think everyone even agrees on the order or support for each player (which is fairly unheard of). So get your place in line for the coronation parade for everyone's favorite shouty music professor. Especially after a strong acceptance speech. Barring a total shock on Thursday morning our line up will look exactly like it's been looking for some time now in the year's least contested acting category (seriously. People are still trying to make Best Actress that but it is So not)

Best Supporting Actor Final Predictions

Robert Duvall, The Judge (5th place)

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood (4th place)

Edward Norton, Birdman (2nd place)

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher (3rd place)

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash (1st place)

So what happened to Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)?

Paul Thomas Anderson's film came out too late. »


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Movie Review: Selma

11 January 2015 7:12 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Ever since standing inside a frozen moment at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis – looking across to where the bullet must have issued, taking the life of an icon of nonviolent resistance – the image of Dr. Martin Luther King has become something more intimate to me. Black and white schoolroom footage becomes flesh, the voices less distant, when you stare into the full horizon of the cultural landscape that fought against basic life rights for African Americans in the South and those who began to turn the tide. Ava DuVernay’s Selma takes us to that headspace, shows us the familiar under new lights, ruminates on American history without histrionics.

Kitchens, bedrooms, churches, and the slim streets of Selma are the backdrop of an American revolution, one that seemed far too faded and familiar before Selma took the tactical back room approach to the legend of King’s organized protests for Black voters rights in 1965 Alabama. »

- Gregory Fichter

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