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16 items from 2014


Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Returning to Sunday Morning TV

23 October 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It's been almost a year since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appeared on a network Sunday show. He's been a little busy being on the receiving end of incoming fire over the infamous George Washington Bridge scandal. Watch Video: Chris Christie and Jimmy Fallon Present ‘The Evolution of Dad Dancing'  His hiatus will end this Sunday as the Governor is booked to be a guest on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. Christie last appeared on a show in November 2013. Also read:  Peter Griffin Plays Chris Christie in ‘Family Guy’ Emmy Campaign Ad (Photo) Wallace and Christie will discuss his capacity to chair the. »

- Jordan Chariton

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Fox backs laser projection to lift 3D box office

16 September 2014 2:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The era of laser illuminated projection came a little closer over the weekend following screenings of Life of Pi and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes using new Christie Digital technology which promise to lift levels of 3D movies to a par with that enjoyed in 2D.

The presentations, on Saturday and Monday at cinema and TV trade show Ibc in Amsterdam, marked the first time a full length feature has been screened with Christie 6P Laser Projection. 

20th Century Fox, which flew four executives into Amsterdam for the occasion, regraded both films to suit the higher brightness levels and has pledged to master all of its future 3D releases at 14 foot-lamberts / fL, the same light levels as 2D and a substantial improvement on the 4 or 6 fL possible with existing 3D digital projectors.

“Exhibitors who are enjoying the 3D ticket premium need to step up and install equipment that’s going to allow them to present »

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Gwendoline Christie May Be Playing An Imperial Officer In Star Wars: Episode VII

23 July 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another day, another nugget of news about J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII… Today, we’ve heard again from Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci, who last brought us a very intriguing scoop about the film opening with a lightsaber falling into the hands of a struggling protagonist played by John Boyega. Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen, but Badass is back with some more neat information about the blockbuster – this time regarding the character playing by Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie.

According to Faraci, Christie’s character is an imperial officer hunting Boyega’s character, who is potentially a deserter. Faraci added that the actress has been training with a lighsaber, teasing:

“Could she be an Imperial officer who has a lightsaber? Or is it something more? I’m hearing the S word.”

Faraci has heard that Christie will have some cool action sequences »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Quanta Dgt/Aam signs Kinoplex

2 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Partnership will be the integrator for the digitisation of the largest Brazilian movie theatre chain, choosing Doremi and Christie for their rollout.

Quanta Dgt/Aam will be the integrator for the digitisation of the largest Brazilian movie theatre chain, Kinoplex.

Christie will supply projectors for the rollout, while Doremi will supply the servers (selected model is is the ShowVault/Imb) and Kelonik will be in charge of installations.

Kinoplex, which has over 170 screens across Brazil, has signed a contract to be part of Quanta Dgt/Aam’s Vpf programme to digitise its movie theatre chain, with all of Kinoplex’s screens involved in the contract.

The project includes the Vpf integration, with Aam’s Theatre Management System software solution and funding through the Audiovisual Sector Fund of Ancine via Bdnes.

Quanta Dgt’s director of business development Luiz Fernando Morau commented: “Quanta Dgt/Aam, with the goal of always offering full flexibility regarding exhibitor’s choices, allowed »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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'Star Wars': Who might Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie play?

3 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

After much harrumphing that the new Star Wars film was in danger of not being Title IX compliant, the Force was somewhat balanced yesterday with the announcement that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie had been cast in J.J. Abrams’ space epic. That’s hardly gender parity — with Carrie Fisher and newcomer Daisy Ridley the only other females currently announced — but it’s certainly a substantial and necessary improvement for a traditionally boys-heavy franchise entering the post Hunger Games universe. Thus far, the only significant female Star Wars characters in six episodes have been »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Nyong'o, Christie Join "Star Wars" Cast

2 June 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar winning "12 Years A Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o, and "Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie have both joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII".

Details on the pair's roles are unknown. Christie will likely film her scenes either before or during her time filming her regular role of Brienne of Tarth in the fifth season of 'Thrones' which begins production this Summer.

In a statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says: "I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."

The pair join a cast that includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

Source: Star Wars.com »

- Garth Franklin

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Breaking News: Gwendoline Christie & Lupita Nyong’o Join ‘Star Wars VII’

2 June 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So did you think that the mega cast announcement for Star Wars VII at the start of May was the end of it? Didn’t it all feel a little male-centric with the likes of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Max Von Sydow and Adam Driver being the main announcements? Well news has just broke confirming that the casting isn’t quite finished yet with actresses Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o joining J. J. Abrams’ highly anticipated film.

Christie will certainly please many as her role of Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s mega-hit series Game of Thrones is a firm fan favourite. Nyong’o who has hit the big time following her incredible performance in last year’s award-smash 12 Years A Slave has been long rumoured to become part of the project. No news about either woman’s role has been revealed but the news has definitely »

- Kat Smith

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Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie Join 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

2 June 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When the new "Star Wars" cast was announced, it was noticeably lacking in the lady department (adorable British newcomer Daisy Ridley was a notable exception). John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydom dominated the conversation, leading a number of journalists and fans to wonder about the female quotient of this new "Star Wars" movie. Well, today, Lucasfilm and Disney announced that recent Oscar winner (and all-around guiding light) Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, from "Game of Thrones," will be joining the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII." Hell yes.

"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement released alongside the announcement. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."

Yes, it really is thrilling. Nyong'o won an Oscar for her harrowing work in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave, »

- Drew Taylor

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Exclusive Portrait: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Gwendoline Christie

6 April 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Winter is Coming” in Season 4 of the “Game of Thrones,” the popular epic series on HBO. The anticipation of the new season culminates in the first episode premiere of the new season on Sunday, April 6th, at 9pm/8pm Central. Actress Gwendoline Christie portrays Brienne of Tarth in the series.

Gwendoline Christie had long been suggested for the role on fan sites, before she landed it in July of 2011, for the second season, third episode of the show. It has been just announced that Ms. Christie will replace Lily Rabe as Commander Lyme in the film, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”

HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce took this Exclusive Portrait of Gwendoline Christie at the recent Walker Stalker Con in Rosemont, Illinois, on March 15th.

Gwendoline Christie at Walker Stalker Con in Rosemont, March 15th, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres Sunday, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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"Thrones" Star Joins "Mockingjay Part 2"

4 April 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Brienne of Tarth herself, "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie, will has scored a role in the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" for Lionsgate.

Christie will play Commander Lime, one of District 13's leaders and a previous winner of the gladiatorial games.

"American Horror Story" star Lily Rabe plays the role in the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" but has had to pull out of the continuing on with it in the second film due to a scheduling conflict.

Rabe's scenes in the first film will remain, Christie will just be swapped in for the second film.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Michelle Monaghan Joins Pixels; Gwendoline Christie Replaces Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games Finale; Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell Get Goosebumps with Jack Black

4 April 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's today's latest casting news: Michelle Monaghan is the latest addition to Chris Columbus' Pixels as the female lead.  Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, and Josh Gad also star. Gwendoline Christie will replace Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell have signed on for Rob Letterman's Goosebumps adaptation, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from Heat Vision is word that Monaghan will play the female lead in Pixels, an adventure film that explores "what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They begin a war on the human race, using the games as models for their various assaults. The U.S. president (James) turns to his childhood best friend to lead a team of old-school arcaders to save the planet. »

- Dave Trumbore

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Gains ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star

4 April 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Game Of Thrones returns to screens both sides on the Atlantic this weekend, giving fans a chance to catch-up with the folks of Westeros. One of the show’s stars will be introduced to a new set of fantasy fans soon though, after being cast in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Gwedoline Christie who plays the incredibly popular Brienne Of Tarth will replace American Horror Story‘s Lily Rabe as Commander Lyme. Lyme is one of the leaders of the forgotten District 13, and is a former District 2 tribute and victor. Rabe was forced to leave after filming clashed with a previous commitment with a production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Mockingjay, the final installment in the series lead by Jennifer Lawrence, will be the split into two films. The cameras started rolling with Rabe in September, with Francis Lawrence directing, and  it appears that Christie will take over the role for the second film. »

- Kat Smith

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Replaces Lily Rabe With Game Of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie

4 April 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are a number of Game of Thrones characters who would probably do pretty well in the Hunger Games arena, but it's hard to imagine that many would do better than Brienne of Tarth, the hardcore warrior woman played by Gwendoline Christie. We may never get to see exactly how that situation would play itself out, but at the very least we will now what it's like to see Christie inside the sci-fi universe. Deadline is reporting that the actress has signed a deal with the folks at Lionsgate that will see her replace Lily Rabe in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. In the film, Christie will be playing Commander Lyme, a military leader out of District 2 and former Hunger Games victor who joins Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutchinson) and the rest of the rebellion against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the leaders of Panem. »

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'Game of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie Joins 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

4 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Brienne of Tarth is going to Panem!

Variety reports that "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie is replacing Lily Rabe in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."

Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with her upcoming performance in Shakespeare in the Park's "Much Ado About Nothing" this summer in New York City.

Now, Christie will take over the part of Commander Lyme, a leader of the rebellion who hails from District 2. Like Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Lyme was a victor of a past Hunger Games.

Tall and strong, Christie certainly looks the part of the fierce commander. In "Game of Thrones," she plays the sword-wielding warrior Brienne of Tarth, who's become a fan favorite for clashing with Jaime Lannister.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" hits theaters this fall, while "Mockingjay: Part 2" follows in fall 2015.

Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images »

- Kelly Woo

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CinemaCon: Dolby trumpets Atmos

24 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dolby Laboratories announced on the opening day of CinemaCon (24) that it will instal the Dolby Atmos audio platform in more than 100 screens on the Indonesian Cinemaxx circuit over the next three or more years.

Under the deal with Cinemaxx parent company Lippo Group, 30 of the 100 screens are scheduled to be ready by the end of May 2015.

Dolby expects to equip more than 600 screens with the audio system before long.

Furthermore the company has signed 11 new films to be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos, bringing the number of titles to more than 100.

New signings include Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Million Dollar Arm for Disney, How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Fox and Transcendence for Warner Bros.

A panel will discuss the benefits of Atmos on Wednesday (26).

Dolby will also take part in a presentation of laser 3D projection involving Barco and Christie.

In other CinemaCon news from Day One:[p »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Former Bush Aide: Bridgegate Scandal Could Leave Christie ‘Better Off Than He Was Before’

10 January 2014 5:28 AM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday, columnist Matthew Dowd revealed that he thinks the scandal surrounding Chris Christie and the closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridge may end up helping him in the long run. Dowd said that triumphing over political adversity ultimately benefits candidates and, presuming no additional damning information is revealed, Christie will be strengthened by his experience defusing this damaging political scandal. »

- Noah Rothman

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