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Amanda Berry denies nominations for prestigious award – including The Revenant and Bridge of Spies – are American because Britain can’t compete
However, this year none of the films nominated for outstanding British film – 45 Years, Amy, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster – have made it into the best film category. Instead, all the nominees are American productions including The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
In a few weeks, the awards season will be wrapped up, and time will start being the judge of those of won, the pictures that didn't make the grade, and those that perhaps should have. For me, I think "Steve Jobs" deserved a bit more love beyond the acting nods for Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet (Daniel Pemberton's score, for example, is pretty underrated, one of the better ones of the year). But there were many who had issues with Danny Boyle's movie, including those who wound up with Oscar nominations. Read More: The 20 Best Movies Of 2015 All the Best Screenplay nominees gathered together for a panel talk this week, and when asked what changes they would make the other Oscar nominated films by moderator Jeff Goldsmith, "The Big Short" co-writer, Charles Randolph, took a little jab at "Steve Jobs," which, notably, also missed a screenplay nod for Aaron Sorkin. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Reflecting on yesterday’s financial report, where the mega-publisher confirmed that the blockbuster franchise will skip 2016 after all, Guillemot noted that the movie has been afforded more breathing room as a result. Not only that, by not releasing a new Assassin’s Creed in late October, the marketing team at Ubisoft will be able to direct more resources toward promoting Justin Kurzel’s historical actioner.
“The movie guys are extremely happy we don’t have a new game because they will have the full-year marketing space and they feel they will be able to do a better job at promoting the movie. With the great production expertise of New Regency and the fantastic marketing and distribution power of 20th Century Fox, the »
- Michael Briers
Assassin's Creed or Assassin's Creed: The Movie is based on the best-selling video game franchise from Ubisoft, who recently launched a film division called Ubisoft Motion Pictures which will oversee production on film adaptations based on their notable video game franchises such as Tom Clancy'S Splinter Cell, Watchdogs, Tom Clancy'S Rainbow Six and Rabbids all while having creative control.
"Having already visited the set, we can’t begin to describe how surreal and exciting it is to walk the real-world halls of Abstergo, or see the intricate replicas of Assassin weaponry. We have an outstanding cast and crew that want to honor the rich lore of Assassin’s Creed and bring a fresh perspective to the ongoing battle between Assassins »
- J.B. Casas
We definitely hit the movie awards season deep in the heart this weekend because the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016 are here and it really shows us that, in London, we put on a classy show at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. In the past few years the respect for the BAFTAs has continued to grow and grow across the world because, frankly, we seem to pick the right winners. Is that Oscar fighting talk? I think so.
Once again hosted by the multi-rambling and intelligently talented Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 this Sunday 14 February. The Hollywood News, or call us Thn if you fancy it, will be there bringing you as much as we viably can so keep track over on our dedicated Twitter feed.
But I think you’re here for this attendees? So… Nominees confirmed »
- Dan Bullock
Danny McBride is no stranger to stepping outside of comedy with Up in the Air, All the Real Girls, and more, but he’s now set to dive into something quite unexpected. The Wrap reports he’s in talks to join Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant with Michael Fassbender returning and Katherine Waterston taking on a new female lead role. While the Eastbound & Down star’s role isn’t specified, the October 2017-bound films follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they come across a dangerous planet occupied solely by Fassbender’s David.
Speaking of Fassbender, after he dropped out of The Mountains Between Us and then Charlie Hunnam doing the same, 20th Century Fox is looking at a new lead. The Wrap reports his Prometheus co-sta Idris Elba is now in talks to star in the project, adapted from Charles Martin’s novel following a doctor and »
- Leonard Pearce
Alien: Covenant: Danny McBride, best known for comic performances in movies like This Is The End and Your Highness (above), is in "early discussions" to join Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. Michael Fassbender is already set to reprise his role as an android from Prometheus, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) taking on a lead role. The sequel will follow the crew of a spaceship that lands on a remote planet with only one inhabitant (Fassbender). [The Wrap] Sonic the Hedgehog: Beginning as a video game character in a 1991 game before leaping onto TV screens in Japan and then the U.S. (above), Sonic the Hedgehog began his journey to the big screen in 2014. Now comes word that the CGI/live-action movie will be released in 2018, per the property's...
- Peter Martin
Force Awakens fever is still gripping the film industry two months after the release of the seventh Star Wars entry, and the world of cinema-centric books is just as Snoke-obsessed. But there’s plenty more worth snagging, including in-depth analyses of Pixar and Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, a lavish study of musicals, and a graphic stunner called Filmish.
Dk’s Star Wars visual dictionaries are, quite simply, must-owns. (Even the three prequel editions are fascinating.) And the Force Awakens Visual Dictionary might be the best yet. Author Pablo Hidalgo goes deep, providing everything you wanted to know about Jakku (but were afraid to ask), offering insight on briefly seen characters like Max Von Sydow’s Lor San Tekka, and breaking down exactly why the “crossguard blades” of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber are a necessity. Plus, the film stills »
- Christopher Schobert
Despite the ever-increasing proximity between the Oscars and the British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awards, Bafta still remains a terrific reminder of the British brand. But the love in this year’s noms has been given to a host of veterans: Ridley Scott, Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet, Julie Walters and Mark Rylance have already notched up a collective 33 Bafta nominations. The British Academy Film Awards take place Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
That’s not to say the fresh blood isn’t there, but perhaps increasing overlap in Oscar and Bafta conversations have limited the expectation for the Brit awards to serve as a platform for discovery.
“Since Bafta has repositioned itself very deliberately and positively to overlap with the Oscar conversation, the consequence has been that the opportunity to profile exciting or emerging talents has been limited,” says British Film Institute Film Fund director Ben Roberts. »
- Diana Lodderhose
Michael Fassbender has made a career out of portraying real-life characters, from his breakthrough role as Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” to Carl Jung in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method.” His mesmerizing turn in the title role of Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs” has earned him not only raves but his second Oscar nomination. The busy actor called from the Oslo set of “The Snowman,” just days after wrapping production on “Assassin’s Creed.”
What did you know about Steve Jobs before you took the role?
Pretty much zero, to be honest. Obviously, I knew of the man and his connection to Apple, but not much more than that. Also, I’m sort of crap when it comes to technology and gadgets, so I was pretty green.
Did you learn much from meeting the people who knew Steve?
We were all lucky to meet people like Joanna Hoffman, »
- Jenelle Riley
In accordance with previous reports, Ubisoft has announced plans to place Assassin’s Creed on a one-year hiatus, with the core dev team now “stepping back and re-examining the franchise” to prepare for a 2017 release.
As a result, for the first time in seven years 2016 will not herald a new entry in the tentpole franchise, despite that fact that Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ live-action feature film – one starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard – is still poised to take flight in December.
“We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise,” the company stated. “We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.”
While it’s understood that plans to forgo a 2016 release were »
- Michael Briers
Superhero movies are all the rage these days, with endless sequels, spinoffs and team-ups hitting the screen seemingly every month. An argument can be made that the comic-book movie craze can be traced back to 2000 when director Bryan Singer’s X-Men became a box-office smash, raking in just under $300 million worldwide.
There were huge, blockbuster comic book movies before that, but it became apparent with the success of X-Men that superheroes could be profitable for studios. Since then, there have been six more entries in the X-Men universe, all being met with varying box office and critical reception.
With Deadpool now in theaters, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at the X-Men universe. Here are all seven films based on Marvel’s mutants ranked:
7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Some might (luckily) forget, but this is actually the first time the movie going audience was introduced to the character of Deadpool. »
- Scott Davis
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. As well as returning cast members Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Apocalypse will also introduce Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lana Condor, Oscar Isaac, Ben Hardy, Olivia Munn, »
There comes a time when every comic actor gives a turn toward fulfilling their cinephile side (see Jonah Hill, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Steve Carell etc.), and that's no different for Danny McBride. His first credited role was actually in his pal David Gordon Green's "All The Real Girls," and last year he crossed Cameron Crowe off the list with the misfire "Aloha." But now he's making the biggest movie of his career, with one of Hollywood's most legendary figures. Read More: 'Alien: Covenant' Will Be Set Ten Years After 'Prometheus' The Wrap reports that McBride is in early talks for Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant." He'll be joining Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston in the new movie that follows the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Wrap reports that actor Danny McBride is in negotiations to co-star in director Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" sequel, "Alien: Covenant." The only cast members confirmed for the film is actress Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the synthetic android David. Actress Noomi Rapace who played Elizabeth Shaw in the "Prometheus" will not return. "Alien: Covenant" is the first film in a planned trilogy which Scott has stated will connect to his 1979 film, "Alien."
"Alien: Covenant follows a crew of the colony ship Covenant, which is on a voyage through space bound for a remote, uninhabited planet. Once they land, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose only sole inhabitant is an android named David who claims to be the only survivor from the doomed Prometheus expedition.
"Alien: Covenant" is set to hit »
- J.B. Casas
McBride will join fellow new addition Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) and returning Prometheus star Michael Fassbender, although Scott has confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not be back as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. »
- Gary Collinson
There has being quite a bit going on with the casting for Ridley Scott’s proper return to the the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, with word that Noomi Repace will not be reprising her role from Prometheus, seemingly leaving Michael Fassbender’s David as the only returning cast member in a movie that was originally Prometheus 2. Inherent Vice and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them’s Katherine Waterson was the first newcomer to sign on as a crew member of the colony ship Covenant, which comes in contact with a plant that David is seemingly the sole inhabitant of, and now it looks like she’ll be getting some company with Kenny Powers himself, Danny McBride, in early talks for a role. Primarily known for comedy roles, it’ll be interesting to see what happens if he does sign on the dotted line for something that is no »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
This follow-up to "Prometheus" and prequel to "Alien" follows the colony space ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy which they discover is a dark, dangerous world - the home of the Engineers.
Its sole living inhabitant? The amoral android David (Michael Fassbender) from the doomed Prometheus expedition. Katherine Waterston is also onboard as the female lead, while McBride is likely to play one of two technician roles in the film that have a slight comedic bent.
Filming will take place in Australia shortly.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Alien: Covenant: Danny McBride, best known for comic performances in movies like This Is the End and Your Highness (above), is in "early discussions" to join Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. Michael Fassbender is already set to reprise his role as an android from Prometheus, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) taking on a lead role. The sequel will follow the crew of a spaceship that lands on a remote planet with only one inhabitant (Fassbender). [The Wrap] ...
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Surprisingly, Noomi Rapace won't be reprising her role from Prometheus, although Michael Fassbender is set to return. Katherine Waterston has already signed on the dotted line to play the lead female role.
But now we're hearing of a surprise casting choice, as Danny McBride - best known for his comedy, particularly Eastbound & Down - is in talks for one of the lead male roles in the movie.
The exact role is unclear, but McBride is already said to be in early discussions for the movie. He's expected to sign up shortly.
Alien: Covenant is currently »
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