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Oscars News: Will 'Interstellar' be a combo of Steven Spielberg emotion and Stanley Kubrick intellect?

30 September 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kris Tapley looks at the "lay of the land" regarding Oscars after the current New York Film Festival concludes. He says the "Interstellar" onslaught is already beginning with a new trailer, TV spots, posters, and more. The Christopher Nolan film has a reported "massive" runing time, but that it possibly "finds a sweet spot between the emotion of Steven Spielberg and intellect of Stanley Kubrick." The race becomes even more interesting with the unseen "Unbroken" (Angelina Jolie), American Sniper" (Clint Eastwood), "Fury" (David Ayer), "A Most Violent Year" (J.C. Chandor), and "The Gambler" (Rupert Wyatt). HitFix -Break- Join the lively film and TV discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards Kevin Lincoln proclaims that director/writer Paul Thomas Anderson "is one of the few mainstream filmmakers capable of inciting feverish curiosity by virtue of his name alone. »

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Off the Carpet: Christopher Nolan, Brad Pitt and AFI Fest on deck

29 September 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The New York Film Festival has added David Fincher's "Gone Girl" to the equation and will do the same for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" in due time, but let me skip ahead a bit. The "Interstellar" onslaught, you see, has begun. New posters, interviews, a new trailer, TV spots during Sunday Night Football, more imagery, a reported (massive) running time, etc. Nolan's film is finished and has been shown here and there over the last week or so and, well, on a movie like this, it's hard to contain the trickle of buzz (even if everyone is probably signing NDAs). And the buzz is mostly great. However, when I hear certain things about the film — like how it finds a sweet spot between the emotion of Steven Spielberg and the intellect of Stanley Kubrick — I have to wonder if Nolan actually has the former in him. He »

- Kristopher Tapley

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William Monahan adapting The New Yorker's teen snitch expose 'The Throwaways'

25 September 2014 5:46 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In an age where mature dramas are an endangered species, William Monahan remains a defender of the movies-for-adults business. The "Departed" and "Body of Lies" writer won't even let his uncredited work on "Oblivion" sneak into his IMDb credits. That's diligence. Monahan's next project maintains the high standard. According to Deadline, he'll team up with Paramount Pictures to acquire 'The Throwaways,' an expose by journalist Sarah Stillman published in Sept. 2012. The material plays into Monahan's penchant for visceral crime stories: In the feature, Stillman documents the gut-wrenching practice by American police of recruiting young men and women with minor offenses (typically drug possession) and exhorting them into participating in dangerous sting operations. The article's main subject, a 23-year-old woman from Florida, was coerced into wearing a wire and buying a gun with $13,000 in marked bills. During the operation, police lost track of the girl, who was later found shot to death. »

- Matt Patches

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‘The Departed’s William Monahan Making Pic From New Yorker Exposé On Drug Cop Misuse Of Kid Snitches

24 September 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures and Oscar-winning The Departed scribe William Monahan are teaming up to acquire The Throwaways, a 2012 New Yorker article by Sarah Stillman that will be used as the basis for a film Monahan will write and produce under his Paramount-based Henceforth Pictures banner. I’m not sure where he goes with the subject matter, but the article is enough to incense any parent.

The article detailed the death count of kids who were collared by drug enforcement agents for relatively minor or even borderline serious infractions, like being caught with small amounts of drugs, and trade cooperation for prosecution. What they do is take these untrained kids and wire them up and put them into incredibly dangerous sting operations to catch big fish. The article opens with the description of a young girl from Florida, who was caught with five ounces of pot and a couple Ecstasy and Valium pills. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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'A Most Violent Year' Will Open the 2014 AFI Festival

24 September 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There was no real surprise in this morning's announcement that J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year will have its World Premiere on Thursday, November 6, as the Opening Night Gala of 2014 AFI Festival. It, along with the likes of Clint Eastwood's American Sniper and Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler seemed like the best bets to open and/or premiere at the fest and I still wouldn't be surprised to see the other two added shortly. "J.C. Chandor has put together a remarkable crime drama, which is also an immersive period piece and morality tale that resonates on an emotional level," said AFI Fest director said Jacqueline Lyanga. "Chandor is a talented director who takes risks with every film that he makes and A Most Violent Year is no exception. It is a great film with which to open the festival and begin the audience's eight-day journey through a landscape of extraordinary contemporary cinema. »

- Brad Brevet

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Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley up the pedigree of Daniel Radcliffe-led 'Brooklyn Bridge'

16 September 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped. Based on the talent assembled for his latest project, Radcliffe's time could be coming sooner than later. Goldcrest Films announced today that Sir Ben Kinglsey ("Schindler's List") and Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") will join Radcliffe in Killer Films' "Brooklyn Bridge," the story of engineer Washington Roebling and his calamitous road to realizing New York City's iconic structure. Radcliffe will play Roebling, who inherits the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father (Kinglsey) and finds an unlikely working partner in his wife, Emily (Larson). Radcliffe's costars provide an awards-friendly bedrock for "Brooklyn Bridge." Kinglsey is a four-time Oscar nominee, picking »

- Matt Patches

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Updated 2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture is Still Very Much Up for Grabs

12 September 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last year it was relatively easy to predict a Best Picture front-runner following the Telluride, Venice and Toronto film festivals, the 12 Years a Slave vs. Gravity narrative was pretty much set in stone, which ultimate made for a rather dull awards season. This year there is no such front-runner. In fact, the film that sits atop my Best Picture predictions is the same film I predicted way back in March and I see no reason to change now. Actually, it seems like a more obvious prediction now than it did then. I know some critics and prognosticators will try and suggest Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman (Fox Searchlight) is the out-of-the-gates one to beat of those that have been seen, but that seems like a movie more likely to find recognition in acting and craft categories rather than the big prize. Of course, I'm speaking with a limited perspective based only »

- Brad Brevet

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News Bits: Blackhat, Gambler, Venice, Kidnap

7 September 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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New photos of Chris Hemsworth in both Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat and Ron Howard's period ocean survival drama In the Heart of the Sea. There's also Kristen Wiig in Nasty Baby, Justin Long in Kevin Smith's Tusk, and Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl.

The Gambler

Paramount Pictures has announced a December 19th Oscar-qualifying limited opening ahead of a New Year's Day wide release for the Mark Wahlberg-led, Rupert Wyatt-directed remake of the 1974 James Caan film "The Gambler".

Wahlberg plays a college professor sees his gambling addiction spiral out of control. James Toback based the script on his own experiences while teaching in New York City. Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson also star. [Source: Variety]

2014 Venice

Roy Andersson's metaphysical trilogy capper "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence" has won the prestigious Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion award. »

- Garth Franklin

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Mark Wahlberg Vehicle 'The Gambler' Enters Oscar Race, 'Terminator' 6 & 7 Set For 2017 & 2018

6 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We hate to say it, but with certain Hollywood gossip mongers otherwise indisposed at the moment... toldja? A few days ago, we were discussing potential dark horses for the Oscar race, and one of the films we particularly highlighted was "The Gambler," Rupert Wyatt's remake of James Toback's 1974 James Caan vehicle about a college professor with the titular addiction. Penned by Academy Award-winning "The Departed" scribe William Monahan, it now stars Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange and John Goodman. The film was, heretofore, absent from the festival circuit and without a release date, but Paramount has just made their intentions known, announcing via Variety that the film will compete in the awards season this year, opening in limited release on December 19th, before expanding wider on New Year's Day, a similar pattern to the one that Wahlberg's "Lone Survivor" took last year. That film didn't ultimately do »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Paramount doubles down on Mark Wahlberg's 'The Gambler' for 2014 limited release

5 September 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I guess it was news that "The Gambler" was getting a limited release in December to qualify for awards. This has been in the cards for a while now. Maybe it was all about settling on a date (or even some soul-searching at Paramount, which will be releasing a bunch of movies over a six-month stretch). The date: Dec. 16. The film is a remake of the 1974 James Caan drama with Mark Wahlberg in the lead. Wahlberg is pretty important to the studio as of late, anchoring the billion-dollar blockbuster "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and whatnot. He dropped a significant amount of weight for the role and could certainly become part of an already over-stuffed Best Actor converstion. But the way I hear it, John Goodman is someone to at least pay attention to in supporting, too. So take all that for what it's worth in early September. The film was »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘The Gambler’ Set for Awards-Season Run with December Release

5 September 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has set Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler” for an Oscar-qualifying run with a Dec. 19 limited opening and a Jan. 1 expansion.

The Gambler,” also starring Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson, is directed by Rupert Wyatt from a William Monahan script.

The Gambler” is a remake of the 1974 James Caan film, written by James Toback, in which a college professor sees his gambling addiction spiral out of control. Toback based the script on his own experiences while teaching in New York City.

Paramount launched development of the project in 2011 with original producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff. Stephen Levinson and David Winkler are also producing the remake.

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- Dave McNary

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Terminator: Genisys Sequels Get Release Dates; Paramount’s The Gambler to Get Limited 2014 Run

5 September 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Well, if Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' fifth installment in the rebooted Terminator franchise is going to bear the title Terminator: Genisys, then it's certainly feasible that the film's follow-ups could be called Terminator: Genisyx and Terminator: Geniseptem, right?  While the titles of the sixth and seventh films may be up for debate, their release dates have now been established.  To further confuse things, even though the fifth film comes out in 2015, the next two in the series won't debut until 2017 and 2018.  And they're being referred to as Terminator 2 and Terminator 3.  Oy.  Hit the jump for more details. As THR reports, here's the current release date calendar for Paramount/Skydance's Terminator reboots: Terminator: Genisys - July 1, 2015 Terminator 2 (or 6) - May 19, 2017 Terminator 3 (or 7) - June 29, 2018 The plan is for the two sequels to film back to back, a plan which will likely hold true as long as the first »

- Dave Trumbore

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Producer Todd Black Talks Tailoring the Role for Denzel Washington, Long Dialogue Scenes, Franchise Potential, and More on the Set of The Equalizer

3 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last August, when director Antoine Fuqua was filming The Equalizer outside of Boston, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters.  Adapted from the 1980s TV series of the same name, the pic reteams Denzel Washington with his Training Day director as he plays a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangsters.  The film also stars Melissa Leo, Martin Csokas, Haley BennettDavid Harbour, and Bill Pullman.  I learned a lot about the movie on the set visit and walked away thinking the film could turn out great, especially with Washington playing an ass-kicking hero defending folks that need help.  When Sony test screened the movie, the pic scored huge numbers and they’re already prepping a sequel, which »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New Trailer, Featurettes, Clip & Poster From Denzel Washington Actioner 'The Equalizer'

3 September 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been a bumpy road for “The Equalizer.” The big screen adaptation of the '80s TV show originally had Paul Haggis at the helm with Russell Crowe to star before both men departed, then Nicolas Winding Refn briefly flirted with a Hollywood career, followed by “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt attaching himself, departing shortly afterwards, and finally Sony Pictures got the combination right with Antoine Fuqua settling into the director’s chair for good and Denzel Washington squaring up to play the lead. With less than a month to go until release, the studio’s kicking the marketing machine into overdrive. Yesterday, Latino Review posted the action thriller’s newest poster —a moody and rain-soaked portrait of Washington’s McCall— alongside a new two-minute-and-a-half trailer that features the new Eminem and Sia collaboration, “Guts Over Fear.” There isn’t any drastically new footage in the trailer. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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'Dawn of The Planet of The Apes' Takes U.K. Summer Box Office Crown

2 September 2014 10:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

British audiences couldn't get enough of Matt Reeves' latest installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes taking the summer crown at the U.K. box office and earning 50% more than Rupert Wyatt's reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  The Guardian, citing figures from Rentrak, reported Tuesday that Dawn had a stellar $52.67 million (£31.99 million) cume in the U.K. for the summer season (May 2 to Aug. 31) and is still showing in theaters. Dawn also smashed the $34.19 million (£20.77 million)

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- Abid Rahman

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Paramount Announces A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel

10 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You know the drill: studio hopes for franchise by launching nostalgia-driven reboot of TV series/cartoon/old film/puppet show/whatever. Initial outing does well at the box office. Studio announces sequel. So it is with Paramount and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will unleash a second movie after beating expectations this weekend.With studio estimates now putting the film in the $65 million range domestically and $97.3 million in other countries (though we still have to wait until October here in the UK), Paramount has acted quickly to confirm that writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will once again be on keyboard duty, with the studio pencilling in June 3, 2016 for the sequel.More of a question mark hangs over director Jonathan Liebesman, who may decide to do something else next or, like Rise Of The Planet Of The ApesRupert Wyatt, come to think that the quick turnaround is too much after finishing the original. »

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'American Horror Story' star Jessica Lange tapped for Santa Barbara's Kirk Douglas Award

30 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced Emmy- and Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange as the recipient of this year's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The honor will be presented at a black-tie Gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Nov. 16, an event which serves as an annual fundraiser for Sbiff. "Jessica Lange possesses the three key elements in making it in this crazy business: talent, beauty and intelligence, all of which have served her well and continue to do so," Kirk Douglas said. "It is my honor to give her my reward. Recent recipients of the honor include Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris and John Travolta. Lange received her sixth Emmy nomination to date this month, for her work in FX's "American Horror Story." She won Oscars for her performances in 1982's "Tootsie" and 1994's "Blue Sky. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Will A Remake of the Original Planet of the Apes be Next for the Franchise?

26 July 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Where should Caesar and his apes go next? The critical and box office success of the two recent 'Apes' films starring Andy Serkis harkens back to the classic film Planet of the Apes and the novel it was based on. Will a remake of Planet of the Apes be next for the popular franchise?

 

When Pierre Boulle first wrote the novel Planet of the Apes in 1963, he had no inkling it would spawn a series of films that would stretch on into the 21st century. The 1968 film—starring Charlton Heston, written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton, the Boys from Brazil)—has become a sci-fi classic. Originally meant to be a stand-alone film, it was so successful, and Serling’s clever ending (which wasn’t in the book) added an extra layer of potential mythos to the story, that 20th Century Fox decided »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Will A REmake of the Original Planet of the Apes be Next for the Franchise?

26 July 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Where should Caesar and his apes go next? The critical and box office success of the two recent 'Apes' films starring Andy Serkis harkens back to the classic film Planet of the Apes and the novel it was based on. Will a remake of Planet of the Apes be next for the popular franchise?

 

When Pierre Boulle first wrote the novel Planet of the Apes in 1963, he had no inkling it would spawn a series of films that would stretch on into the 21st century. The 1968 film—starring Charlton Heston, written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton, the Boys from Brazil)—has become a sci-fi classic. Originally meant to be a stand-alone film, it was so successful, and Serling’s clever ending (which wasn’t in the book) added an extra layer of potential mythos to the story, that 20th Century Fox decided »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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