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

1 hour ago | 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

2 hours ago | 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'

6 hours ago | 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

7 hours ago | 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

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

7 hours ago | 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

7 hours ago | 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. »

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

8 hours ago | 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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The Next Wave: Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2014

9 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

More than a few of the famous faces we singled out last year have gone on to bigger and better things and become household names (we’re looking at you, Miles Teller and future Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac).  Our previous breakout stars have become Hollywood A-listers: Michael Fassbender, Chris Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy and Jessica Chastain, just to name drop a few of the now-famous faces who have graced our Breakout lists of years past.   And of course, there was the Queen of 2013, Oscar winner and fashion plate Lupita N’yongo. 

With those accurate predictions behind us, we definitely think we’ve got an eye on spotting Hollywood’s next-big-things. 

Critical praise, box office success and award nominations have all made these thesps front and centre this year.  Some of them are familiar faces from TV or the popular sidekick in movies (Hi, Chris Pratt!), but »

- Rachel West

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New UK poster for A Most Violent year featuring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac

14 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, a new quad poster has arrived online for director J.C Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year, and we have it for you here…

See Also: Watch the UK trailer for A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. »

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Exclusive Video Interview With J.C. Chandor On A Most Violent Year

21 December 2014 10:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A Most Violent Year marks J.C. Chandor’s third film as a director, and though it hasn’t been officially released yet, it’s already starting to accumulate just as much acclaim and awards buzz as his previous two efforts did.

Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year follows Abel Morales (Isaac) as he tries to expand his business during the most violent year in New York’s history. His wife, Anna (Chastain), proves to be a Lady Macbeth-like character who helps make her husband’s business dreams become a reality, at any cost. But, as they try to close on an important deal, the couple find themselves forced to deal with the rampant violence, decay and corruption, which threaten to engulf their home city.

While talking with Chandor at the recent press day for the film, which was held in Los Angeles, he explained why the »

- Ben Kenber

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Adam Driver Talks 'Star Wars 7'; New R2D2 Image Debuts

19 December 2014 5:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is Adam Driver playing Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? While we don't see the actor's face in the teaser trailer, we do meet this lone Sith wondering through a snowy landscape. It's possible that the actor is playing the main bad guy, whose journey is said to mirror Luke Skywalker's. But we won't likely know the truth until closer to the release date. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor did discuss the grounding of characters in this new sequel. And he compares it to what we saw in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

"I always think back to the original movies and to those quieter moments where Luke is out in A New Hope, and there are the two suns setting. It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. »

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'Ex Machina' Featurette with Oscar Isaac

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

Writer-director Alex Garland breaks down the complex story of his new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina in a featurette that includes new footage and interviews with stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. The film landed distribution with A24 Films back in October, with the first trailer debuting shortly after that announcement was made. Alex Garland makes his directorial debut on Ex Machina, after writing hit movies such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd 3D.

Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, »

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R2-D2 graces the cover of the latest issue of Total Film

19 December 2014 10:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its return to the big screen in 364 days from now in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everybody’s favourite astromech R2-D2 has taken centre stage on the cover of the latest issue of Total Film as part of the magazine’s 2015 preview…

“The biggest year in movies. Ever.” – When you look at some of the films set to arrive next year, it’s pretty tough to argue against that…

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 John Boyega (Attack the Block), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong »

- Gary Collinson

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Bag O' Links: Pitt, Cruella, Annie, Viola, Lisi, Potter, Etc...

19 December 2014 9:25 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We haven't done a link roundup in so long this one is super-duper-quadrupled size. Please to enjoy these articles or catch up with this news...

Farewell

Nyt, BBC, Variety remembers the great Italian actress Virna Lisi who has died at 78 years of age. Best known stateside for the Jack Lemmon comedy How To Murder Your Wife (1965), and maybe that iconic Esquire cover by George Lois (left) which has been homaged ever since, this baby cinephile right here writing to you first fell for her in the French film Queen Margot (1994). She was brilliant as the most ruthless of royals. She won the Cannes prize for Best Actress for her supporting role which probably didn't make Margot herself Isabelle Adjani too happy but they were at odds in the film, too. 

Randomness

Guardian doesn't like the new Annie but what makes that little orphan so durable in pop culture? 

Comics Alliance »

- NATHANIEL R

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New Ex MacHina Featurette Explores the Themes of the Upcoming Sci-Fi Film Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander

19 December 2014 7:05 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new Ex Machina featurette has gone online, and it has me even more excited for the movie.  Written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine), the film stars Domhnall Gleeson as a computer programmer who wins a contest to meet with the CEO of a large search engine company (Oscar Isaac), but when he arrives, he discovers he's part of an experiment to test the artificial intelligence of an android (Alicia Vikander).  It's a terrific premise, and in this featurette, the cast and Garland explain the various themes they're trying to explore with the movie.  I was hoping the picture would play at Sundance, but sadly, I'll have to wait until April to see it. Hit the jump to check out the Ex Machina featurette.  The film opens April 10th. Via IGN. Here's the official synopsis for Ex Machina: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch: ‘A Most Violent Year’ Featurette Focuses On Dp Bradford Young, Plus 10-Min Talk & New Photos

19 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Imagine if we ranked the best directors of photography of the year or the best-shot movies of the year… Oh boy, that list would be long. Near the top of that list would likely be a cinematographer you may not know by name yet, but he’s soon going to be ranked up there with the Roger Deakinses of the world. Dp Bradford Young already turned heads with his distinctive look for Sundance pictures like “Ain't Them Bodies Saints," "Mother Of George" and "Middle Of Nowhere." And now he’s one of 2014's Mvp shooters for lensing “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year.” The latter was directed by J.C. Chandor and stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a power couple trying to stay above the moral ugliness of the oil industry and the rise of crime in early 1980s New York. Our A-grade review from earlier in the year said, »

- Edward Davis

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Chewbacca, and More Say “Thank You” for Donations

19 December 2014 6:43 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Back in May when Star Wars: The Force Awakens started filming, director J.J. Abrams announced the "Force for Change" campaign, which invited fans to donate to support Unicef in exchange for prizes and even a chance to have a cameo in the movie.  The winner of the cameo was announced in August, but even if you didn't win, you still helped raised over $5 million dollars to support Unicef programs.  And for that, Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, crew members, R2-D2, and Chewbacca say "Thank you."  I suppose C-3P0 was off somewhere being an ungrateful jerk, whining about something or other.  Fucking Threepio. Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens thank you video.  The film opens December 18, 2015, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Thank you from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

19 December 2014 6:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams gave fans their very first look the new film with a video from the set. Though it put many of us ease with its use of real sets and props, it was actually designed to promote the charity initiative “Force for Change” and raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). A second video was released later, which gave us all a fantastic look at the new X-Wing (with pilot!). Now, a third video has arrived and it features Abrams offering his thanks alongside the gratitude of the entire Episode VII cast and crew. You might notice one or two well known characters…

Unicef’s current network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through “Star Wars »

- Chris Cooper

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UK movie releases: January 2015

19 December 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

January 2, 2015

The Theory of Everything

Director: James Marsh

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Running time: 123 mins

Certificate: 12A

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Director: Tom Harper

Starring: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine

Running time: 98 mins

Certificate: 15

Birdman

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis

Running time: 119 mins

Certificate: 15

Dying of the Light

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 18

Enemy

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent

Running time: 90 mins

Certificate: 15

January 9, 2015

Taken 3

Director: Olivier Megaton

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: 12A

Foxcatcher

Director: Bennett Miller

Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell

Running time: 134 mins

Certificate: 15

Into the Woods

Director: Rob Marshall

Starring: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick

Running time: 125 mins

Certificate: PG

January 16, 2015

American Sniper

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Running time: 132 mins

Certificate: 15

Testament of Youth

Director: James Kent

Starring: Alicia Vikander, »

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The Story featurette for Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

18 December 2014 11:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from this week’s first clip [which you can watch here], Universal Pictures has now debuted a featurette for Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina, which delves into the story of the upcoming sci-fi. Take a look after the official synopsis…

Ex MacHina is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, emotions and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava and Nathan intensifies.

Ex Machina is set for release in the UK on January 21st.

The post The Story featurette »

- Gary Collinson

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