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‘Ida,’ ‘Force Majeure’ and ‘Leviathan’ Make Oscar’s Foreign Language Shortlist

14 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Poland’s “Ida,” Sweden’s “Force Majeure” and Russia’s “Leviathan” are among the films that have made the Oscar shortlist in the Best Foreign Language Film category, the Academy announced on Friday.

The other shortlisted films were Argentina’s “Wild Tales,” Estonia’s “Tangerines,” Georgia’s “Corn Island,” Mauritania’s “Timbuktu,” the Netherlands’ “Accused” and Venezuela’s “The Liberator.”

In a highly competitive year with at least 15 films that could easily have made the list, a number of notable films were left off.

Also read: Oscar Foreign Language Contenders, 2014: The Complete List

Among them are Turkey’s “Winter Sleep, »

- Steve Pond

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Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist: A Preview Of Possibilities, Part 2

18 December 2014 4:17 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Below is Part 2 of my annual look at the films that have a shot at making the Foreign Language Oscar shortlist. There are 83 submissions this year with some truly remarkable films in the bunch — and no 100% frontrunner. Here’s a refresher on how the nine films are chosen for the shortlist which is expected to be revealed tomorrow: The phase one committee determines six of the candidates, and the other three entries are selected by the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee. For the profiles below and yet to come, I spoke with the directors of the films about their inspirations and expectations. In many cases, I also checked in with the U.S. distributor about why they acquired the movies. Below is a look at the second group of four titles that have generated serious buzz over the past several weeks of screenings, Q&As and consulate lunches. For »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Édgar Ramírez to join Jennifer Lawrence in Miracle Mop movie Joy

11 December 2014 3:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Édgar Ramírez has entered talks for David O Russell's Joy.

The Zero Dark Thirty actor will play Jennifer Lawrence's philandering husband in the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will centre around the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano (Lawrence).

Robert De Niro is reuniting with Silver Linings Playbook collaborators Lawrence and Russell for the film.

Lawrence confirmed her involvement in the biopic earlier this year, after she admitted that O Russell made the offer over a text message.

Ramírez recently finished shooting the Point Break remake, in which he took on Patrick Swayze's role of Bodhi.

Joy is set to start filming in February 2015, and will be released on December 25. »

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Jeff Daniels Eyed for Steve Jobs Movie; Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in Joy; Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates Set for Xavier Dolan’s Latest

9 December 2014 2:19 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a trio of interesting casting developments to address this afternoon.  Briefly: Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is being eyed to play Apple CEO John Sculley in the Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic. Zero Dark Thirty actor Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence in director David O. Russell’s next film, Joy. Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates have been added to the increasingly fantastic cast for Mommy director Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. More on the aforementioned casting after the jump. Per The Wrap, Jeff Daniels is being eyed to join the cast of director Danny Boyle’s  Steve Jobs biopic, which was written by Aaron SorkinMichael Fassbender has closed his deal to play the Apple innovator, Seth Rogen is set to co-star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and while Natalie Portman was »

- Adam Chitwood

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Casting: Ramirez, Portman, Bates, Lane, Garner

9 December 2014 9:28 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to play the dapper but philandering husband of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) in David O. Russell's film "Joy" for Fox 2000. Filming is slated to begin in early February.

Mangano began her inventing as a teen and kept on dreaming and tinkering while still a single mom raising three kids. John Davis, Ken Mok and John Fox are producing. [Source: THR]


Less than two weeks after entering talks for the female lead role, Natalie Portman has backed out of Universal's Steve Jobs biopic. No details were given as to why she ultimately passed or what specific role she was taking. [Source: Variety]

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Oscar-winners Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon have joined the cast of "Mommy" director Xavier Dolan's "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan". Bates is being slated for the role of the title character's high-powered manager, »

- Garth Franklin

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Edgar Ramirez is Jennifer Lawrence's Miracle Mop Husband in 'Joy'

9 December 2014 9:25 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just last month we learned that Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper may reunite with David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy, the story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. Cooper isn't officially on board, but De Niro has indeed joined the project as Lawrence's father. And now THR reports Deliver Us from Evil star Edgar Ramirez, who will be seen next year in the remake of Point Break, has joined the film before production begins in February. Ramirez will play Mangano's husband, who is dapper, but has also taken to sleeping around behind her back. Who in their right mind would cheat on Jennifer Lawrence? Read on! Joy follows Lawrence as the female entrepreneur who became a fixture on the Home Shopping Network with her many inventions, though it was the iconic mop that turned her into a business superstar. It's not clear just how much of Mangano's »

- Ethan Anderton

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Edgar Ramirez Finds Joy

8 December 2014 6:30 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though he’s largely attempting to reassemble the Silver Linings Playbook ensemble for his next film, Joy, David O. Russell is open to people he hasn’t worked with before. He’s just cast Edgar Ramirez in a key role.Jennifer Lawrence is starring as real-life inventor Joy Mangano, a struggling single mother with three kids to support who has spent most of her life tinkering with gadgets she hopes will help make money. She hit it big with the Miracle Mop, which turned her into a fixture on the Home Shopping Network and made her a fortune.Ramirez is set to play her charming but untrustworthy husband, a man she eventually divorces. Russell already also has Robert De Niro – a veteran of Silver Linings and American Hustle – on as Joy’s father.The director has also rewritten a script that originated with BridesmaidsAnnie Mumolo, and is looking to start shooting this February. »

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Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in 'Joy'

8 December 2014 5:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final talks to star in Fox 2000's biopic Joy, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. The plot is based on the true story of Joy Mangano, a Long Island housewife who achieved fame and fortune by creating the Miracle Mop. Jennifer Lawrence is playing the title character, and if a deal is finalized, Edgar Ramirez will play her husband, Tony.

Robert De Niro signed on last month to reunite with Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on this biopic. The actor also had a brief cameo in last year's Jennifer Lawrence/David O. Russell collaboration American Hustle. Robert De Niro is playing Joy Mangano's father in the biopic, although no other cast members have been announced at this time.

David O. Russell is directing from a screenplay originally written by Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), which the filmmaker himself rewrote. John Davis, »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Edgar Ramirez in final talks for David O. Russell's 'Joy'

8 December 2014 5:06 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final talks for JoyDavid O. Russell is directing the biopic, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the true story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), the inventor/entrepreneur behind the Miracle Mop. De Niro will play Mangano's father, with Ramirez as her then husband, Tony. Annie Mumolo wrote the script for the film. [THR] • Natalie Portman has left discussions for the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. Danny Boyle is directing the film. Aaron Sorkin adapted Walter Isaacson's biography for the screen. It stars Michael Fassbender as »

- C. Molly Smith

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Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’

8 December 2014 2:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s biopic “Joy” for Fox 2000.

Robert De Niro is also on board to play Lawrence’s father in the film, based on the true story of Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs after inventing the Miracle Mop.

Ramirez will play Mangano’s then husband, Tony.

John Davis, John Fox and Ken Mok are producing with Annie Mumolo penning the script.

The film is gearing up for a first quarter start and is already set to open next Christmas to make a late awards season push.

Ramirez, who is repped by CAA and Impression Entertainment, recently wrapped production on Alcon’s “Point Break” reboot and was last seen in Screen Gems’ “Deliver Us From Evil.”


- Justin Kroll

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Edgar Ramirez To Play Jennifer Lawrence's Husband in David O. Russell's 'Joy' (Exclusive)

8 December 2014 11:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to play Jennifer Lawrence’s husband in Joy, David O. Russell’s take on Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. John Davis and John Fox are producing the Fox 2000 project along with Ken Mok. The movie is gliding to an early February start. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films                Mangano (being portrayed by Lawrence) is a fixture on the Home Shopping Network with her many inventions, though the mop was her ticket to fame and fortune. She began her inventing as a teen and kept on dreaming and tinkering

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- Borys Kit

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Ventana Sur’s Blood Window Focuses Ramp-up of Latin American Genre (Exclusive)

27 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mar Del Plata – A cohort of Latin America’s young high priests of horror – Uruguay’s Gustavo Hernandez, Argentina’s Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano and Daniel de la Vega, Mexico/L.A.’s Lemon Films, Colombia’s Rhayuela, Cuba’s 5th Avenue – will congregate for Ventana Sur’s Blood Window, which ranks, besides Austin’s Fantastic Market as one of Latin America’s two big Latin America genre jamborees.

Notably, Latin America’s modern genre build is an almost entirely 21st century phenomenon. None of the 21 directors featured at Blood Window in either its six-title Work in Progress or much larger Beyond the Window helmed a feature before 2000.

“There’s always been a sensation, not only in Argentina but also over Latin America, that genre couldn’t really belong to us: It was the almost exclusive preserve of Americans,” said Incaa’s Javier Fernandez, Blood Window organizer.

“Just a few years back, »

- John Hopewell

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Sliff 2014 Review – The Liberator

21 November 2014 4:26 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Liberator screens as part of the 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Sunday, November 23 at 6 Pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre. For ticket information go here

For any film fans nostalgic for the kind of sweeping, historical epic that Cecil B. DeMille and William Wyler created for the big, Big screen, than look no further than this work from Venezuelan director Alberto Avelo. It’s the story of South American hero, Simon Bolivar (Edgar Ramirez). When we first meet the man, he’s on the run from assassins after re-uniting with his lover/ freedom-fighting partner Manuela (Juana Acosta). But what led him to this point? Flashback to his visit to the court of Spain several years before. The plantation owner from across the Atlantic bests the King and romances future wife Maria (Maria Valverde). But when the newlyweds return to his homeland, things have changed. The »

- Jim Batts

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De Niro and Pattinson Thriller Shut Down Due to Financing Problems. What next?

3 November 2014 4:46 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Idol's Eye' production shut down: Robert De Niro, Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz to have starred in Olivier Assayas' action-thriller (photo: Robert Pattinson) Production on screenwriter-director Olivier Assayas' action-thriller Idol's Eye, which was to have starred two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull), Robert Pattinson (the Twilight movies, The Rover), and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), has been shut down, officially due to financing woes. Michael Benaroya's Beverly Hills-based Benaroya Pictures announced the bad news earlier today, November 3, 2014. “Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled Idol's Eye. The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing [to] the production. “This is something all of us wanted to avoid, but due to the producers missing »

- Zac Gille

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch '22 Jump Street' at Home Right Now

28 October 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods America: Imagine the World Without Her (documentary; Dinesh D'Souza; rated PG-13) Begin Again (comedy; Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo; rated R) Deliver Us from Evil (another possession/exorcism horror flick supposedly based on true events; Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez; rated R) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (animated; voices: Ty Burrell, Max Charles; rated PG) X-Men: Days of Future Past (superhero sequel; Hugh Jackman, Jennifer...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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October 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, Squirm, Deliver Us From Evil

27 October 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Clive Barker fans, this is the week we’ve all been patiently waiting for as Scream Factory is set to release the highly anticipated Director’s Cut of Nightbreed onto Blu-ray, forever filling the void that most us of Cabal enthusiasts have felt for many, many years.

Also coming home this week is Scott Derrickson’s supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil, Axelle Carolyn’s indie horror project Soulmate and the cult classic Planet of the Vampires gets a much-needed HD overhaul as well.

Other titles to keep an eye out for this week include Free Fall, Grace: The Possession, Red Nights as well as HD presentations of two oddball 70’s classics- Squirm and Werewolf Woman.

Spotlight Titles:

Deliver Us From Evil (Sony Home Entertainment, Blu-ray /Digital HD & DVD)

A New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he »

- Heather Wixson

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Check Out This Eerie Clip From Deliver Us From Evil Ahead Of Blu-Ray Release

23 October 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As we approach the year’s end and look back in hindsight, 2014 served up some great new entries into the horror genre as a whole. Films like Annabelle, The Badabook, As Above, So Below along with another new entry into The Purge franchise ensured that genre fans had plenty to keep them up at night in petrified fear.

One such title was Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, the supernatural-infused crime drama that took its inspiration from real-life events. In fact, the film is said to be based on the bone-chilling personal accounts from Sargent Ralph Sarchie’s own NYPD experiences.

For Derrickson’s rendition, Eric Bana steps into the shoes of Sarchie — a detective who must wrestle his own personal demons while stalking the streets of the Big Apple to solve a series of gruelling murders. Joining Bana in Deliver Us From Evil are Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, »

- Michael Briers

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Super Creepy New Deliver Us From Evil Teaser

23 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Satanic Panic hits store shelves on October 28th with the DVD and VOD release of Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us From Evil, a film based on the non-fiction accounts of former NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie in his 2001 book Beware The Night. And whether you accept Sarchie's insistence that his tale is real or not - and, obviously, there will always be those staunchly on both sides - director Derrickson certainly knows his way around delivering a solid scare. New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez star and with the home release right around the...

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Contest: Win Deliver Us From Evil on Blu-ray

20 October 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A demon has traveled from the sands of Iraq to the streets of New York City, possessing people with a body-bending, tongue-hissing intensity. Only a world-weary police officer and an unconventional priest stand in its way. You can see them face off in a spiritual smack-down when Deliver Us From Evil comes out on home media next week, and Sony has provided us with five Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

“In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”

Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Deliver Us From Evil. »

- Derek Anderson

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Almodóvar Shoots Latest Film in Lyon, Shares Prize with Frank Capra

19 October 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon – What will be Pedro Almódovar’s next film? Answer: It’s a remake of a French classic, 1895’s “Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory,” and Almódovar shot it Saturday in France’s Lyon.

Credited as the first mass audience movie ever made, “Employees,” admitedly, is just some 40-seconds long, the remake a homage to the Festival sited at the birthplace of film as a popular art and industry. Almodóvar’s remake came one day before Lyon’s closing ceremony, marked by a gala screening of “All About My Mother.” The Lumiere Festival is non-competitive. But a group of Lyon high-school students award a best film prize which this year was shared by Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Pedro Almodóvar’s “High Heels.”

“I’ve been in Lyon since Thursday and every hour have had marvellous surprises. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine sharing »

- John Hopewell

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