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Exclusive Video Interview With David Oyelowo And Ava DuVernay On Selma

14 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At long last, after nearing a decade in the making with various writers, directors and plots, Selma is completed and now set for a December 25th release. Starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this dramatic and already award-nominated film follows the 1965 protests in Selma, Alabama for equal voting rights.

The powerful and timely film comes from Ava DuVernay, a former publicist turned director now undertaking her biggest project yet. With an impressive ensemble cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Wilkinson, Wendell Pierce, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Martin Sheen, Selma is a jaw-dropping, potent account of a period in American history much in need of remembrance.

Last week in Toronto, we had the chance to sit down with Oyelowo and DuVernay while they were in town to promote the film. Touching upon how these two came to champion Selma and the struggles they had to overcome, »

- Anthony Marcusa

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Compelling Clip & Featurette For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic ‘Selma’

22 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Much like the first trailer, this stirring clip for Selma highlights and reminds of the historic nature of the movie but also how utterly compelling David Oyelowo is in the lead role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Telling the true story and struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans, the film is set to open in UK cinemas on 6th February, 2015, with next year marking the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the Us Civil Rights Movement and this triumphant story of the power of the people.

Selma stars Brit David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. and is directed by Ava DuVernay with a supporting cast that includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as Governor George Wallace and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta King; alongside Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper who also produces.

Watch the compelling speech clip below and also an insightful »

- Dan Bullock

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Selma Movie Review

20 December 2014 8:05 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Selma Paramount Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B+ Director:  Ava DuVernay Screenwriter:  Ava DuVernay, Paul Webb Cast:  David Oyelowo, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lorraine Toussaint, Alessandro Nivola, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey Screened at:  Tribeca, NYC, 12/3/14 Opens:  December 25, 2014 If you think that the federal holiday in mid-January honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was easy to come by, you’ll think differently if you see Ava DuVernay’s “Selma.”  When you consider how Dr. King was despised in the southern states from the grass roots on up through the governors, you’ll think that Lyndon Baines Johnson must  [ Read More ]

The post Selma Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Join the ‘Selma’ #MarchOn Movement for Social Justice

19 December 2014 9:30 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

The cast and crew of the Golden Globe nominated film Selma continue the fight for equality off-screen. At selmamarchon.com and with #MarchOn, you can join celebrities and activists in an interactive digital movement, share your story, and invite friends.

The film, starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, and Oprah Winfrey, chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr‘s fight for equality in 1965 Alabama. The #MarchOn campaign invites you to join the movement towards social justice before the film hits theaters nationwide on January 9. Watch the full trailer below.

[Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures] »

- Taylor Ferber

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Watch David Oyelowo Deliver a Rousing Speech as Martin Luther King Jr., in Clip from 'Selma'

18 December 2014 1:51 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Here's a new clip from Ava DuVernay's awards season contender "Selma," which Paramount Pictures has set a Christmas day initial limited release date for, followed by a nationwide theatrical expansion on January 9, 2015.  Telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic voting rights struggle, the riveting film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation. David Oyelowo leads a cast that includes Carmen EjogoTom Wilkinson, Colman Domingo, Tim Roth, Giovanni RibisiKeith Stanfield, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson, Kent Faulcon, Oprah Winfrey and more, in a film produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Christian »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: Over 1 Hour Of Talks & Discussion With 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo & More

17 December 2014 12:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Just in time for Oscar consideration, “Selma” opens Christmas Day in limited release. The film explores the tumultuous period in 1965 in which Martin Luther King, Jr. led three marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in pursuit of equal voting rights for African Americans. The marches resulted in the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Ava DuVernay directs, David Oyelowo plays the inspiring civil rights leader, and Tom Wilkinson portrays the president. The director, cast, and producers (most notably Oprah Winfrey) have been hitting the publicity circuits hard in advance of the film’s release, and what they have to say is so often fascinating. Last month, the cast and director held a Q&A about “Selma” at AFI Fest. In the first clip from the discussion, Winfrey, DuVernay, and Oyelowo chat with moderator Alfre Woodard. What’s impressive is how much everyone involved—especially »

- Zach Hollwedel

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New poster for Unfinished Business with Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson

17 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released a brand new poster for the upcoming comedy Unfinished Business, featuring Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man), Tom Wilkinson (The Full Monty) and Dave Franco (Bad Neighbours)…

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man), Unfinished Business is set for release on March 6th and features a cast that also includes Nick Frost (The World’s End), James Marsden (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher).

The post New poster for Unfinished Business with Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Luke Owen

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Selma Review

17 December 2014 8:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Few Americans have been remembered and venerated as greatly as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but Ava DuVernay’s excellent Selma isn’t interested in simply tipping its hat to the legend. Instead, Selma looks closer, to find the real man behind the icon and elegantly put his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement into perspective.

Though King (masterfully portrayed by David Oyelowo) was the face of the nonviolent protests throughout the ’50s and ’60s, he was not the only one to devote (and indeed eventually give) his life to the cause of racial equality, a distinction DuVernay’s film takes great care to make. There were others too, like John Lewis (Stephan James), the young chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Sncc) who led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Bloody Sunday; Annie Lee Cooper »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Selma" to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

17 December 2014 6:55 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Paramount's "Selma" from director Ava Duvernay is picking up steam this awards season. The Martin Luther King drama has been announced to be the opening night movie of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival will close on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of "Boychoir" from director Francois Girard. David Oyelowo, who plays the beloved King in "Selma," is also being honored at the fest with Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor.

Here's the complete press release which includes the list of Easter European movies in a program titled Eastern Promises:

Palm Springs, CA (December 16, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the GoldenGlobe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of Boychoir directed by François Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on »

- Manny

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14 biggest Oscars surprises: Nominated without at least one bid from Critics' Choice or Globes or SAG'

16 December 2014 12:32 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Since the Critics' Choice Awards were introduced in 1995, 14 performers have reaped Oscar nominations without first contending at either these kudos Or the Screen Actors Guild Awards Or the Golden Globes. That is good news for the likes of Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner"), Hilary Swank ("The Homesman"), Tom Wilkinson ("Selma") and Laura Dern ("Wild") who were snubbed by these precursor prizes. All were at one time in our top five for the Oscars and could be vindicated come nominations morning.  Below, we profile the lucky few who came out of left field to contend at the Oscars without first having been in the running at at least one of these awards. However, for all of them the nominations had to be reward enough, as none of them won the Oscar. -Break- Best Actor Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah" (2007) Javier Bardem, "Biutiful&quo..."' »

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David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay Talk Selma, Bringing Martin Luther King Jr. To Life On Screen, Their Most Memorable Scene, and More

16 December 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Selma is a beautifully designed film that not only hits you emotionally in the gut, but also makes you feel for the humanity that the Civil Rights movement was fighting for.  While Martin Luther King Jr. was just a man, he spoke for and to people willing to defy intimidation, face economic retaliation, and endure arrests and beatings, all in hopes of provoking a transformative confrontation that would give African Americans the basic rights that they so desperately wanted and deserved.  Expertly directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars David Oyelowo (in an award-worthy performance as Dr. King), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Alessandro Nivola and Omar Dorsey. During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay talked about taking on someone so very well known, never hesitating in showing »

- Christina Radish

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‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

14 December 2014 11:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Parties and protests don’t typically overlap, but the “Selma” cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film’s Manhattan premiere. At one point during the otherwise splashy festivities, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar DorseyJohn Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo, donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts over their partywear and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose.

It was not just an unusually sobering photo op, but also a direct acknowledgment of the eerie timing of Paramount’s civil rights drama, with its scenes of organized protest and its urgent plea for justice and reform. The premiere was held the same weekend that more than 25,000 men and women marched through Manhattan, in the largest protest »

- Justin Chang

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Ava DuVernay is 'stunned' over her Golden Globe directing nod for 'Selma'

11 December 2014 3:16 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the nicest surprises from this morning's 2015 Golden Globe nominations was the love the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestowed upon Ava DuVernay's "Selma." The dramatic story behind the historic 1965 Selma-to-Birmingham march earned four nominations including Best Picture - Drama, Best Original Song ("Glory" by John Legend and Common), Best Actor in a Drama (David Oyelowo) and Best Director (DuVernay). It's somewhat disheartening that DuVernay is only the fifth woman nominated by the HFPA (still more than the Academy Awards for the moment) and the first African-American one, but this sort of love for one of the best pictures of the year? We can only hope Oscar is listening. DuVernay and Oyelowo were in Toronto this morning following a special Tiff screening last night. She jumped on the phone to chat about the big day. *** HitFix: Congratulations Ava! How is Toronto? Where were you when you heard about the nominations? »

- Gregory Ellwood

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David Oyelowo’s Preparation to Portray Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘Selma’

11 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

British actor David Oyelowo’s portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s Selma has received praise since the film premiered at AFI Fest. The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Farber said, “His rousing speeches are superbly done, and his moments of introspection and self-doubt retrieve the humanity in a leader who has come to seem larger than life.”

Now, he isn’t the only British actor playing a Southerner in the film: Tom Wilkinson embodies President Lyndon B. Johnson while Tim Roth depicts Governor George Wallace.

Oyelowo will receive this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Breakthrough Performance Award, and if he earns an Oscar nomination for his role as King, it wouldn’t be the first time an actor landed a nomination for personifying an iconic figure from a different country: American actress Meryl Streep won for her portrayal »

- Anjelica Oswald

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21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

10 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »

- Michelle McCue

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Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize ‘Birdman’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Modern Family’

10 December 2014 1:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.

In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.

The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).

Rounding out the prize for Outstanding Cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, »

- Brian Welk

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Nominations for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed

10 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Time for a Change Atop the Best Picture Charts

10 December 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have pretty much seen all the major studio releases for 2014 at this point, though I still have a few smaller films such as Two Days, One Night, Ida and Cake still to explore when it comes to the still hotly contested female acting races at the Oscars as well as the Foreign Language contenders, a field I will never be able to catch up with. Still, when it comes to Best Picture I think I'm finally starting to get a bead on what we're looking at and can speak with a little more confidence now that I have Unbroken and Selma under my belt, not to mention this morning's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, though those threw a little more of a wrench in the works than I expected. Let's have a look... Let me begin by distancing myself from a long-held prediction, that being the idea Angelina Jolie »

- Brad Brevet

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Birdman leads SAG nods

10 December 2014 9:14 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman garnered four Screen Actors Guild nominations on December 10 for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and ensemble, while Norton and Benedict Cumberbatch earned three apiece. Fox Searchlight led the studios on six nods.

There are career-first nods for Norton — who arrived in style with an individual nomination for Fox Searchlight/New Regency’s Birdman and ensemble recognition for Birdman and Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel — as well as for Jones, Keira Knightley and TV’s Uzo Aduba, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany.

Focus FeaturesThe Theory of Everything earned three for Redmayne, Jones and ensemble; IFC FilmsBoyhood garnered three for Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and ensemble; and The Weinstein Company/Black Bear’s The Imitation Game earned three for Cumberbatch, Knightley and ensemble.

Cumberbatch is also in contention for his individual work in Sherlock: His Last Vow, broadcast in the Us by PBS.

Spc’s Foxcatcher generated nods for Steve Carell and Marc »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SAG nominees snubs and surprises: Jennifer Aniston rattles the Best Actress race

10 December 2014 8:19 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2015 SAG Awards nominations are in — and looking mostly familiar. With the circuit flooded with nominations and critical shout-outs, the major guilds are ready to take us into the homestretch with their take on the year's best. But, as with every event this season, SAG’s announcement also came with a couple surprises and a few glaring omissions. Sizing up both the television and film nominees, Dan Fienberg and I walked away from the SAG announcement with these takeaways: Snub: "Selma" couldn’t rally the voters After wrapping production over the summer, Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. biopic raced towards its late December qualifying run, making a surprise premiere at AFI Fest and declaring itself an awards contender. Since the debut, the "Selma" screening machine has worked tirelessly to push it into the conversation (which, thanks to the country’s current state, it didn’t need too much »

- Matt Patches, Daniel Fienberg

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