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12 best performances of 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christmas is over, and New Year's is bearing down upon us like a predatory alien seductress or a savagely ruthless photojournalist (take your pick).

You've already seen our list of the 25 best movies of the year so far, and now it's time to single out the actors and actresses who made the biggest impression on us in 2014.

Below are Digital Spy's 12 favourite big-screen performances of the year.

1. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Perhaps the most instantly iconic movie character of the year, Nightcrawler's Lou Bloom is the walking embodiment of naked ambition. A drifter determined to carve himself out a career, Lou stalks the streets of La in search of grisly crime scenes to capture on camera, selling the footage on to the highest bidding news outfit.

As the film's title implies, Lou is closer to predatory animal than man, Jake Gyllenhaal's wolfish smile and gaunt physique turning him wraithlike »

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A Most Violent Year Movie Review

13 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A Most Violent Year A24 Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  A- Director:  J.C. Chandor Screenwriter:  J.C. Chandor Cast:  Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola Screened at:  Dolby88, NYC, 11/24/14 Opens:  December 31, 2014 New York City remains the world’s most exciting metropolis, but not so far back, it was also a dangerous one.  Murders and rapes approached an all-time high in the early 1980s, and if you were in a dog-eat-dog business, you faced not only the wrath of your competitors but you enemies’ determination to finish off your company with methods that would not be unfamiliar in the movie “The Godfather.”  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Top 5 Stories of 2014 – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been a wonderful old 2014, with major studio email leaks and superhero movie release dates being announced up until 2020. It also saw the first trailer of small indie films ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron

…is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye »

- Oli Davis

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Movie review of 2014: Year in pictures - Oscars, Marvel, Batfleck, more

25 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It started in Wall Street and ended up in North Korea. 2014 was a year full of highs and lows in the world of cinema, with a diverse range of movies reeling in the punters, some striking visual moments that captured the present and teased the future, and several hugely saddening departures.

January

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's collaboration The Wolf of Wall Street opens in cinemas, providing the soundtrack to 2014 with Matthew McConaughey's chest-beating humming. The black comedy became the director's highest grossing film, scooped five Oscar nominations and reminded everyone why driving under the influence is a very bad idea.

February

The world of entertainment was devastated by the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman at the age of 46. The acclaimed actor, who excelled in films like Boogie Nights, Capote, The Master and Magnolia, had been working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 at the time of his passing. »

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Living in The Moment with J.C. Chandor and ‘A Most Violent Year’

24 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

At first glance, it may look like J.C. Chandor is hopping from one genre to the next, but the versatile writer/director has in fact built a rather unyielding trio of thematically cohesive stories, sharing the common denominator of characters facing extreme, in-the-moment crisis. Margin Call navigated the troubled waters of 2008’s financial collapse and coolly examined the reactions of its anti-architects over the course of an eventful night. All Is Lost dived into literally troubled waters, in telling the tale of a man lost at sea for a number of hostile days. His latest, the deliciously slow-burning A Most Violent Year –which was recently named the Best Film of 2014 by National Board of Review- follows a hardworking immigrant Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac, winner of this year’s Best Actor accolade from Nbr) with a growing oil business in New York City circa 1981; statistically, when the city’s infamous crime rates were at an all-time high. Abel »

- Tomris Laffly

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Exclusive A Most Violent Year TV Spot Features Sbtrkt and an Intense Jessica Chastain

24 December 2014 7:56 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A24 Films has given us an exclusive look at the new A Most Violent Year TV Spot in support of writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama.  It features  a new song from the band Sbtrkt as well as more hints at the movie's icy menace.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  I unfortunately missed my screening of this due to weather so I'm looking forward to plunking down a few bucks to see it next week.  Chandor, Issac and Chastain should make for a pretty great trio. Check out the new TV Spot for A Most Violent Year after the jump.  The film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks.  A Most Violent Year »

- Evan Dickson

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TheWrap’s Film Critics Pick 10 Best Movies of 2014

23 December 2014 5:21 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When is a gimmick not a gimmick? When it underscores strong storytelling rather than distracting from a bad script. It was easy to think of the selling points behind “Boyhood” (actors age in real time during a production spread out over a dozen years); “Locke” (movie centered around one man in a car making phone calls) or “Birdman” (camera and editing tricks employed to make the film look like one continuous take) as mere hoopla – and then we saw the movies.

Not all of the year’s best films employed such razzle-dazzle, but it was heartening to know that in »

- Alonso Duralde, Inkoo Kang and James Rocchi

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art for Han Solo and Chewbacca

23 December 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got ourselves a look at the mask for the character of Kylo Ren, and now thanks to Market Saw we’ve got some (alleged) concept art from J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring returning favourites Han Solo and Chewbacca!

Obviously Chewie is pretty much as expected, but what do you make of that look for Han?

See Also: First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie »

- Gary Collinson

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79 Oscar-Eligible Songs: An Opinionated Guide to an Awesome Year for Movie Music

23 December 2014 12:42 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When it comes to cultural impact, mega-sales and drama, this year’s Best Original Song category at the Academy Awards is going to have an awfully difficult time competing with last year’s category.

The 2013 winner, you might remember, was “Let It Go,” the anthem from “Frozen” that became a hit around the world and spawned a zillion amateur YouTube renditions.

See photos: 15 Movies You Already Forgot About: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014 (Photos)

And “Let It Go” was joined as a nominee by another song that was so ubiquitous that most sentient human beings got sick of hearing it before the Oscars – Pharrell Williams’ “Happy, »

- Steve Pond

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Han Solo & Chewbacca Art

23 December 2014 12:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, fans got their first official glimpse at the wookie Chewbacca in a set video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, we have yet to see any of the other original Star Wars characters in action, such as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Following Sith concept art that surfaced yesterday, MarketSaw has debuted two more pieces of concept art, showcasing Harrison Ford's Han Solo and his wookie companion, Chewbacca.

These images are said to be, "absolutely final iterations of concept art for Episode VII," which, if true, means that these images could closely resemble the actors themselves when we finally get to see footage or photos of Han and Chewie. The Han Solo image closely resembles concept art released back in August, so it seems likely that this is authentic. As you can see in the photos below, »

- MovieWeb

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How ‘A Most Violent Year’ Changed Composer Alex Ebert’s View on Music

23 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Alex Ebert‘s score for A Most Violent Year ebbs and flows in a way that proves the composer is not afraid of quiet moments. “Abel’s Theme” sounds almost triumphant, but slowly strips away the brass elements to leave something much more subtle and underplayed. This near silence speaks directly to the film’s lead, Abel Morales (played with steadfast determination by Oscar Isaac). Abel is a man of action and a man who keeps the promises he makes, but it is in Abel’s more quiet moments that you start to see the cracks behind his perfectly crafted persona and life. For a film whose title contains the word “violent,” A Most Violent Year is anything but. Both director Jc Chandor and Ebert know how to use, and play into, the silences resulting is a slow burn of a film that causes the violent moments to stand out by not having them constantly fill the »

- Allison Loring

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Han Solo & Chewie Concept Art For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

23 December 2014 10:36 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Seems like everyday concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens slips through the cracks of J.J. Abrams' super-secretive production. The latest batch, which are were posted by Market Saw, are supposedly concept art of Harrison Ford's 'Han Solo' and his furry sidekick 'Chewbacca.' If the images below are in fact real then that means Han Solo will have that old gunslinger look to him like he had in the first Star Wars film. If he actually dons that long brown coat in the film it will surely remind audiences of 'Malcolm Reynolds' (Nathan Fillion) from Joss Whedon's short-lived (thanks Fox!) television series, Firefly. Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Action Figures Leak Online

22 December 2014 4:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few years, some of the biggest reveals from major blockbusters have come in the form of early action figure images, leaked sometimes years before the movie's impending release. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise then that an image featuring five action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens has appeared online, giving us a new look at Finn (John Boyega), Kylo Ren (???), Rey (Daisy Ridley), the popular ball droid Bb-8 and everyone's favorite Wookie, Chewbacca.

This Chewbacca action figure appears to debunk recent reports that the iconic character will have a robotic arm, since there doesn't appear to be any bionic appendages on the wookie. The first figure on the far left has not been confirmed as Kylo Ren, the cloaked figure wielding the unique lightsaber from the first trailer. We never see what the character's face and/or mask looks like in the trailer. »

- MovieWeb

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A look at some potential first time Academy Award nominees this year

22 December 2014 2:35 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of the most enjoyable things about the Oscars each and every single year is that a number of overdue veterans are finally cited with their first Academy Award nominations. These nods are sometimes for career best work and sometimes almost life achievement citations, but it’s very rare that the noms aren’t actually fully deserved. This year, there are no shortage of very deserving first timers who are only a matter of weeks away from hearing their name called out at long last. As such, I wanted to give you all a look at a number of them, mostly in the major categories, though not exclusively. Here now are a dozen (well, technically more, as you’ll see in a moment) potential first time Oscar nominees for this year: 1. (Almost) The entire Best Actor field – With the exception of prior nominees Bradley Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, and Jake Gyllenhaal, »

- Joey Magidson

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First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

22 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve got our first look at Hasbro’s action figure line for next December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Rebelscum posting a leaked image of five unpainted figures…

So, that looks to be Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Bb-8 and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). As for the figure on the left, is that Kylo Ren, the mysterious, lightsabre-wielding villain glimpsed in the trailer? It could well be… well, according to Indie Revolver it may well be, with the site posting the following piece of concept art which its claims belongs to the character…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca »

- Gary Collinson

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More Leaked Star Wars: The Force Awakens Concept Art Featuring 'Kylo Ren'

22 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

J.J. Abrams' mystery box has once again sprung a leak, this time with more concept art from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The focus is on Kylo Ren, the mysterious villain who we first caught a glimpse of (from behind) in the first teaser trailer for the December 18th, 2015 movie. As you may recall, we have actually seen concept art of a lighsaber battle taking place as a fire rages and the Millennium Falcon hovers overhead, so I would guess that this piece has been taken from that scene. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer up any clues about who might be wearing this suit... Also below in case you missed it earlier is the other piece of concept art featuring Kylo Ren's mask.  Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, »

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10 best movie trailers of 2014: Star Wars, Mad Max, Avengers and more

22 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

How did we get to the stage where trailer launches seem like bigger events than the movies they're promoting? Hype and buzz rule all, but that said we'll admit we still get a giddy thrill out of seeing a good trailer. The 2-minute promo has become an art form in itself, and in 2014 Hollywood went to town when it came to selling the biggest and best films.

Digital Spy looks at 10 of the best trailers of the year below...

10. Gone Girl

David Fincher knows how to put a trailer together, and the tease for his adaptation of Gone Girl used Richard Butler's rendition of 'She' to gloriously unsettling effect. On first glance this looks like a fairly routine disappearance thriller, but in keeping Rosamund Pike's Amy Dunne in the background there's a sense that maybe Fincher and author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn are holding something back.

9. Guardians of the Galaxy

"A thief. »

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A Father Recorded His 5-Year-Old Daughter Gushing Over Princess Leia's Slave Bikini

22 December 2014 8:18 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When Star Wars blasts back into theaters next year with The Force Awakens, a new generation of kids will be introduced to the Galactic Empire. But here’s a 5-year-old who already has some thoughts on that galaxy far, far away.

Comedian Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his daughter about the slave outfit Jabba The Hutt makes Leia (Carrie Fisher) wear in Return of the Jedi. Then directors and illustrators The Brothers McLeod animated it, turning the talk into a truly delightful little film.

Watch: This Star Wars Christmas light show is absolutely insane

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What she has to say might surprise you:

“Well, I know Jabba Hut is a baddie...but he actually chose for Leia to dress up as a slave,” she says. “He actually chose a really nice dress. Because I like the way he sort of put the tiara, the bands, these, this, that, her hair plaited. It’s actually »

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'Star Wars 7' Sith Concept Art and Toys Revealed

22 December 2014 8:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Leave it to the toys for our latest big Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveal. An action figure prototype image offers our first look at John Boyega out of his Stormtrooper outfit. We also get a better look at Daisy Ridley as Rey, and Chewbacca, who is not sporting a bionic arm as previously reported. Best of all, we get to see new Sith Villain Kylo Ren in his Darth Vader-inspired helmet. They are all joined by the ever popular ball droid Bb-8.

The site Chinese Star Wars is responsible for this latest image. While it hasn't been confirmed that this is, in fact, Kylo Ren, Indie Revolver, who has leaked quite a bit of concept art over the past year, confirms that this is the new Sith villain, rumored to be played by Adam Driver. They have a nice piece of concept art, which reveals the character's helmet. »

- MovieWeb

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First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

22 December 2014 8:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve got our first look at Hasbro’s action figure line for next December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Rebelscum posting a leaked image of five unpainted figures…

So, that looks to be Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Bb-8 and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). As for the figure on the left, is that Kylo Ren, the mysterious, lightsabre-wielding villain glimpsed in the trailer? It could well be… well, according to Indie Revolver it may well be, with the site posting the following piece of concept art which its claims belongs to the character…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca »

- Gary Collinson

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