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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 1

7 February 2016 5:11 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 28th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself. 

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third movie ever to gross $2 billion worldwide

7 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having become the first release ever to gross $900 million at the North American box office this past Friday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now achieved another milestone, with the movie crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide today.

It’s only the third time ever that a film has reached the landmark figure, with James Cameron achieving the feat twice with Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). However, it is unlikely that The Force Awakens will have enough left in the tank to knock either of those from their current positions and will surely have to settle for third in the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time, leaving Cameron as the king of the box office world.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

- Gary Collinson

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

5 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Brooklyn’ TV Spin-Off Focusing On Julie Walters’ Character In Development

4 February 2016 6:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

John Crowley's "Brooklyn" is filled with many pleasures, starting with Saorise Ronan's Oscar-nominated lead performance. But the actress is surrounded by a terrific array of supporting turns by Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, and more, but none are quite so memorable as Julie Walters' memorable role as Mrs. Keogh, the woman who runs the boarding house that is Eilis' first home in Brooklyn. And that character will now serve as the lead in a spinoff series from the film. Read More: Interview: John Crowley Talks 'Brooklyn,' The Heartsickness Of Leaving Home, & Dramatizing A Movie That Shouldn't Work Screen Daily reports that BAFTA producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are developing a series that will revolve around Mrs. Keogh, her boarding house, and the girls who stay there. And it's a terrific idea. Rumblings of a series first surfaced last fall, but it was unclear what it would be about, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Brooklyn’ TV Spin-Off Focusing On Julie Walters’ Character In Development

4 February 2016 6:13 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

John Crowley's "Brooklyn" is filled with many pleasures, starting with Saorise Ronan's Oscar-nominated lead performance. But the actress is surrounded by a terrific array of supporting turns by Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, and more, but none are quite so memorable as Julie Walters' memorable role as Mrs. Keogh, the woman who runs the boarding house that is Eilis' first home in Brooklyn. And that character will now serve as the lead in a spinoff series from the film. Read More: Interview: John Crowley Talks 'Brooklyn,' The Heartsickness Of Leaving Home, & Dramatizing A Movie That Shouldn't Work Screen Daily reports that BAFTA producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are developing a series that will revolve around Mrs. Keogh, her boarding house, and the girls who stay there. And it's a terrific idea. Rumblings of a series first surfaced last fall, but it was unclear what it would be about, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Knocks Out the Competition To Become Number One Film Worldwide

1 February 2016 5:54 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rentrak.com released the following estimates from this past weekend with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3" starring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Kate Hudson, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and David Cross. "Kung Fu Panda 3" grossed an impressive $116.7 million internationally and $41.0 million domestically.

20th Century Fox's "The Revenant" took second place internationally with $36.7 million and $12.4 million domestically. The film is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck and Arthur Redcloud. DiCaprio is currently dominating this year's awards season for "The Revenant" after winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a SAG award over the weekend for Best Actor as well.

Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has to settle for third place internationally and domestically. »

- J.B. Casas

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Explore the creatures, worlds and action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in new VFX video

30 January 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has posted an in-depth video exploring the visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees visual effects supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, creature supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould reveal the artistry behind the film’s droid hero Bb-8, its its creatures, alien worlds, action sequences and more. Check it out here…

See Also: Ewan McGregor discusses his Star Wars: The Force Awakens cameo

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

- Gary Collinson

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Here's the Full Cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII

27 January 2016 9:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It feels like Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out yesterday, but fans are already eager for more. Even though Star Wars: Episode VIII won't hit theaters until May 2017, we already know a few tidbits, including the film's new director, Rian Johnson. While some stars like Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson are likely to return, there hasn't been an official confirmation yet. Take a look at the main cast here and be sure to check back for more updates! »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Kevin Smith voiced a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

26 January 2016 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Daniel Craig wasn’t the only celebrity Stormtrooper to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the official site has revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith also lent his voice to one of the First Order troops in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster.

The official Star Wars site has revealed that Smith – who was actually the first person to reveal that Stormtroopers would feature in Episode VII – lent his voice to a Stormtrooper during the attack on Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, delivering the line “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”

Head on over to the site here for details on the many other voices featuring in the film, which includes several Star Wars veterans from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘The Revenant’ Review

26 January 2016 5:10 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard, Melaw Nakehk’o, Fabrice Adde, Arthur RedCloud | Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith | Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

The Revenant a simple story of revenge, but the arduous journey from aggrieved to exacting that revenge is anything but simple. This is Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film and is a huge departure from last years eccentric, superhero movie Birdman. We join the history of how the USA was colonised at the point where white settlers from Europe have disrupted and destroyed all prior notions of civilisation to such a degree that Native Americans are reduced to the same killer tactics to survive and thrive as their recent arrivals. These are hard, frontiersmen times. Snow is on the mountainous, untamed ground and peace and tranquility is nothing but a fantasy. »

- Stuart Wright

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The Revenant Wins Box Office Weekend

25 January 2016 5:04 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rentrak.com announced the box-office numbers from this past weekend with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox's "The Revenant", directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The film took first place worldwide with $49.8 million and $16.0 million in the U.S. market.

On the success of "The Revenant", Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said:

"Fox's 'The Revenant' proves it's a force to be reckoned with as the multiple Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner takes the world by storm $49.8 million this weekend and sets its sights on the quarter billion dollar threshold in the worldwide arena in the coming week."

Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" came in second place worldwide with $37.6 million and $14.3 million domestically. The J.J. Abrams-directed film is closing in on reaching $2 billion worldwide since opening back in December. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, »

- J.B. Casas

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Movie Review – The Revenant (2016)

24 January 2016 6:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Revenant, 2016.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Anderson, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Forrest Goodluck, and Grace Dove.

Synopsis:

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

You would assume that with a production history of being passed between numerous directors, taking over a decade to complete, that The Revenant might take on a miss-cut mosaic of scenes moulded to separate styles, with the thumbprint of each director clearly detectable in every segmented scene. However, The Revenant is anything but. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film is a breath-taking and intimate experience. Its tactile approach to cinematography detains its audience forcing them to share in every experience its characters enter into. The film’s eclectic raw qualities keep the narrative consistently captivating and solely unique. »

- Joshua Gill

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Ex Machina

23 January 2016 4:40 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Is this not the most brilliant screenplay from 2015?  Alex Garland assembles a perfect fable about robots, artificial intelligence and the hubris of a software genius who thinks he's a God. Garland's direction is tops as well, as is the acting of Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. When did I realize I was seeing a killer diller Sci-fi winner? He had me as soon as I saw that house. This is the movie with the sexy see-through robot. The question not asked but that every male viewer is thinking is, 'could I have sex with that?' Ex Machina Blu-ray + Digital HD Lionsgate 2015 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date July 14, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno. Cinematography Rob Hardy Film Editor Mark Day Original Music Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich Written and Directed by Alex Garland    

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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- Glenn Erickson

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Watch a behind-the-scenes video with bonus footage from Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss Saturday Night Live sketch

23 January 2016 6:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last weekend, Adam Driver appeared on Saturday Night Live where he took part in a Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Undercover Boss sketch, with Kylo Ren posting as Matt the radar technician on Starkiller Base. You can watch the sketch itself here, but now SNL has released a behind-the-scenes video, which offers up some bonus footage. Take a look here…

See Also: Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss gets a custom Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

- Gary Collinson

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RSVP to the (Free) Saoirse Ronan Retrospective

22 January 2016 1:42 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

One of the freshest talents to emerge out of Hollywood in recent years is Saoirse Ronan. Ronan is only less than a decade into her film career, but her résumé reads like a who’s who list of Hollywood A-list filmmakers and co-stars. Ronan’s career continues to burn bright after receiving a second Academy Award nomination at 21 for “Brooklyn.” Ronan stars as Eilis, a young Irish woman who immigrates to Brooklyn in the 1950s in search of a better future. She almost immediately falls into a romance with a young man named Tony (Emory Cohen). However, Eilis’ past eventually catches up with her and she must return home to Ireland. Torn between two worlds, Ronan beautifully conveys Eilis’ internal conflict and her realization of what “home” actually means to her. “Brooklyn” earned two additional Oscar nominations for picture (producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey) and adapted screenplay (writer Nick Hornby »

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44-Minute Documentary For The Revenant Finds Beauty In The Wilderness

22 January 2016 8:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Curious as to how Emmanuel Lubezki and director Alejandro G. Iñárritu captured Hugh Glass’ harrowing journey in The Revenant? Today’s 44-minute documentary ought to answer your questions.

Thrusting the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson and one pissed off grizzly onto the bitter-cold American frontier, Iñárritu’s Oscar hopeful was drew praise for its gripping story and naturalistic style. It was a production fraught with environmental problems, too, and in the lead up to the film’s release DiCaprio et al. conceded that temperamental weather was the biggest obstacle for the cast and crew to overcome, which would often lead to reshooting at a very specific time of day.

Couple this with Iñárritu’s commitment to filming in chronological order and you have what should have been a recipe for disaster that ultimately produced a cinematic car crash, but low and behold, the filmmaker’s »

- Michael Briers

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Hilarious Bts Video For SNL's Star Wars Skit Featuring Adam Driver As 'Kylo Ren'

22 January 2016 7:38 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Saturday Night Live outdid itself with a sketch featuring an Undercover Boss parody revolving around Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren last week, and the popularity of that has now led to them releasing this hilarious behind the scenes video. Featuring a mixture of behind the scenes footage, bloopers, and scenes which didn't make the final cut ("Did you guys hear General Hux's speech on the steps? Some people say that Kylo Ren's would have been better, that he would have had music"), this is well worth a watch! Will we see Matt in Episode VIII? Er, probably not! 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, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars: The Force Awakens is now playing in cinemas worldwide. »

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Hilarious Bts Video For SNL's Star Wars Skit Featuring Adam Driver As 'Kylo Ren'

22 January 2016 7:38 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Saturday Night Live outdid itself with a sketch featuring an Undercover Boss parody revolving around Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren last week, and the popularity of that has now led to them releasing this hilarious behind the scenes video. Featuring a mixture of behind the scenes footage, bloopers, and scenes which didn't make the final cut ("Did you guys hear General Hux's speech on the steps? Some people say that Kylo Ren's would have been better, that he would have had music"), this is well worth a watch! Will we see Matt in Episode VIII? Er, probably not! 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, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars: The Force Awakens is now playing in cinemas worldwide. »

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‘Inside the Incredible Visual Effects’ video for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

22 January 2016 4:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wired has released a visual effects featurette for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which explores how Industrial Light & Magic crafted complex action sequences, detailed environments, and realistic characters with the help of advanced motion-capture technology and performances from actors like Lupita Nyong’o for her character Maz Kanata. Check it out here…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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