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Both won Golden Globes this year for their performances, and are nominated for Oscars
Arquette beat Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Naomi Watts to claim the SAG trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, while Simmons bested Robert Duvall, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, and Mark Ruffalo in the supporting male category.
See photos: SAG Awards 2015: Red Carpet Arrivals
Their victories follow Golden Globe wins for »
- Greg Gilman
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are going down tonight live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. I plead ignorance on a lot of the TV stuff (sorry Dan and Alan), but on the movies side, there is a lot of intrigue. After last night's Producers Guild victory for "Birdman," and with the film being a favorite to take the ensemble and lead actor prizes tonight, everyone is wondering if Alejandro González Iñárritu's film will come out of this weekend looking Boss. We'll know in due time. For now, if you have the stomach for me, follow along with our live blog of the ceremony below. We'll obviously note winners along the way, but we're keeping track of them here as well. On to the show! *** 4:15 - (P.S.: I'm totally watching the Royal Rumble on my laptop at the same time, so if I »
- Kristopher Tapley
Don Julio imports the party favorite to Arizona on Friday, Jan. 30
Different desert, same fun.
Neon Carnival, the exclusive annual late-night outdoor dance party with amusement park rides and games, made famous for its popularity amongst young Hollywood who flock to a private airport near Indio that is close to a major music festival each April, is coming to Phoenix on the same weekend as the Super Bowl, TheWrap’s Party Report has learned.
Also read: Neon Carnival: The Inside Story Behind Hollywood’s Biggest Party
Don Julio Tequila and nightclub brand 1 Oak are joining Bolthouse to throw the first »
- Mikey Glazer
Park City - It would be wrong to pigeonhole Jason Segel as simply a comedic actor. Whether playing the romantically scorned Nick in "Freaks and Geeks" (or Peter in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), the psychotically romantically scorned Eric on "Undeclared," the romantic but, in a key arc, grieving Marshall on "How I Met Your Mother," Segel has always been able to infuse his clowns with a grounding of real pain or disappointment or passion. But thinking back over Segel's resume, it was hard to point to any role that indicated Segel might be a chameleon. He's always come across as too large in stature, too modern in tone to be invited to do period films or biopics or really any kind of project skewed towards the dramatic. I'd never have described Segel as limited in his acting range, but whether by his choice or Hollywood's perception of him, Segel's CV was »
- Daniel Fienberg
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is turning the tables on characters old and new in five new posters, unveiling an upside-down dystopian world. New character posters created for our heroes Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), and newcomers Evelyn (Naomi Watts), Johanna (Octavia Spencer) are great, but the one we really need to keep our eye on is Jeanine (Kate Winslet).
Jeanine gets not one, but two character posters – the traditional still poster and one pretty intense motion poster that may have given us cause to jump when watching with speakers turned on full volume.
Picking up where last year’s Divergent left off, we now find Tris and co. on the run amongst the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Hunted by Janine, the power-hungry leader of the Erudite faction, Tris is searching for answers and allies as she comes to terms with the decisions of her past on a »
- Rachel West
The Sundance Film Festival got off to a raunchy start on Thursday night with the premiere of “The Bronze,” starring Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) as a washed-up Olympics gymnast. The R-rated comedy not only lived up to its pre-festival hype, it’s likely to start a bidding war in Park City. Here are five reasons why “The Bronze” could be a breakout comedy of 2015:
(1) Melissa Rauch Deserves a Gold Medal.
Rauch, who co-wrote the screenplay with her husband Winston, has never carried a film before. But she delivers the best breakthrough comedic performance by an actress since Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids.” Her character Hope Annabelle Gregory, a bronze-medal winning Olympics gymnast from 2004 who can’t get her life together after an injury, is part Tracy Flick from “Election,” part Sue Sylvester from “Glee” and part Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation.” But Rauch makes the role fully her own. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Having only just starting in the Us, it seems that some of the line-up at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is too good to turn down.
In what would be the fourth sale already before the festival gets into full swing, distributors A24 are considering picking up the rights to The End of the Tour, the new drama from James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) starring Jason Segal (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Double).
Receiving its premiere tonight at the festival, the film is loose adaptation of David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, in which the Rolling Stone reporter (played by Eisenberg) spent five days on the road with the late writer David Foster Wallace (Segel) conducting interviews for the book, which was released a year and a half after Wallace’s death.
A24 has worked »
- Scott J. Davis
CBS has found its Supergirl. Melissa Benoist – best known for her role in Glee and recently appearing as Miles Teller’s love interest in the movie Whiplash – has been cast in the title role for the series.
The official synopsis for the show is as follows: “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”
- Thomas Roach
While The CW has managed to become a viable television home for superheroes —I didn't think it would last a full season, but "Arrow" is still going strong, and "The Flash" is running some decent laps— that network is not alone. ABC has "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Agent Carter," and now CBS is gearing up "Supergirl." Crucially, the show has found their lead. Vulture reveals that Melissa Benoist will play Kara Zor-El. Wait, who? Well, you might know the actress from a stint during the latter-era of "Glee" and more recently for briefly romancing Miles Teller in "Whiplash," before he dumped her so he could play drums better. And while this is ordinarily the point at which I'd throw some shade on yet another superhero series, it looks like these days it would be foolish to bet against them. Meanwhile, in DC's big screen universe, "Suicide Squad" still needs to find a replacement for Tom. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Say hello to TV’s newest superheroine. CBS has found its Supergirl lead in Melissa Benoist, best known for playing Marley on Glee and Miles Teller’s love interest in Whiplash. More on the Supergirl Melissa Benoist casting after the jump. The Wrap reported the news. Benoist beat out several other contenders including Claire Holt from The […]
The post CBS Finds Its ‘Supergirl’ in ‘Whiplash’ Star appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
After previously eyeing actresses Gemma Atkinson and Claire Holt, CBS has cast Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee) as Kara Zor-El in Supergirl. Producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), who co-created the series with Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) revealed at the TCA Winter Tour last week that casting was to be announced soon, since production on the pilot will begin in the near future.
The series will center on Kara Zor-El, who has been hiding in plain sight on Earth for several years, following the destruction of her home planet Krypton. At the age of 24, she decides to finally embrace her incredible abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. It still has yet to be confirmed if Kara's superhero cousin, Superman, will appear on the series. TV Line reports that other main roles which still need to be cast are Alex, Kara's "science-minded foster sister," Cat Grant, »
Supergirl, CBS's entry into TV's ever-escalating superhero-show arms race, has found its lead: Melissa Benoist will play 24-year-old Kryptonian Kara Zor-El in the upcoming Greg Berlanti series. Benoist is most famous for playing one of the next-generation New Directions members in Glee; more recently, she was Miles Teller's girlfriend in Whiplash. Of course, since Teller is playing Mr. Fantastic and J.K. Simmons was J. Jonah Jameson, this leaves Paul Reiser as the only Whiplash cast member not to have a superhero project of his own. Somebody cast that guy as Phantom Stranger! »
- Nate Jones
CBS has its "Supergirl" star, and it's... "Glee" alum Melissa Benoist? Benoist, currently in theaters as Miles Teller's love interest in "Whiplash," has been cast in the Warner Bros.-produced series, which CBS has already given a series order for next season. Adapted from the DC Comics title by Greg Berlanti (who helped pave the way for DC's current TV success with "Arrow" and "The Flash") and Ali Adler, "Supergirl" will focus on Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El, who also escaped Krypton before it exploded. As the series logline puts it, "Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be." Benoist was one of the second-generation "Glee" stars for parts of the Fox drama's fourth and fifth seasons. She doesn't have an Amazonian build, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Entertainment Weekly has debuted five new motion posters for the highly-anticipated sequel The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which hits theaters in less than two months on March 20, 2015. These unique motion posters feature Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four), Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Octavia Spencer (Johanna) and Naomi Watts (Evelyn). Shailene Woodley also spoke to EW about Tris' plight in this next installment in The Divergent Series:
"She's left with a lot of confusion as far as what the future holds. But she's also left with a lot of guilt from the war, from losing her parents and from Will, so [in Insurgent] you see a newfound strength in her for revenge, as well as a lot of internal battles that she's trying to weave her way around."
The sequel continues the thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Having discovered she is Divergent, »
Melissa Benoist has been officially been cast as the title character in CBS' new Supergirl series. The 26-year-old actress can currently be seen as Miles Teller’s love interest in the critically acclaimed Whiplash. Some astute readers with questionable taste in TV may recognize her from a role on Glee that she had for two seasons. That would make her the second Glee cast member, after The Flash’s Grant Gustin, to move on to become a DC superhero. Here is the »
- Graham McMorrow
Michael B. Jordan in “Fruitvale Station.” Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley in “The Spectacular Now.” Oscar nominees Quvenzhané Wallis and Abigail Breslin in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Little Miss Sunshine,” respectively.
All of those performances were once the talk of Sundance, where stars threaten to break-out each year. The 2015 edition of the frosty festival is no different, with no shortage of young stars poised to launch their careers in Park City and make a name for themselves in Hollywood. »
- Jeff Sneider
Having just been unleashed on the UK public this past weekend to even more critical and audience acclaim, Damien Chazelle’s superb Whiplash is another of the big films in the mix for Oscar glory this February. And, to coincide with the special night, Sony Pictures Classics has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.
While the special features have yet to be announced, many will be hoping that the release is jam-packed with extras including commentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes. That said, the artwork has been released, which you can view below. We will update you as and when we get any new information on the release.
A promising young drummer (Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now) enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (J.K. Simmons, Juno) who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
Whiplash is »
- Scott J. Davis
One of the most talented, albeit scariest, actors working today is finally making his way to the Saturday Night Live stage. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominee J.K. Simmons will make his SNL debut on January 31st and no doubt deliver a timely parody of his great work in last year’s Whiplash. Simmons delivered what I would call one of the best performances by any in years as an ill-tempered and troubled jazz instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash, poor Miles Teller. »
- Graham McMorrow
Whiplash whip-master and recent Golden Globes winner J.K. Simmons will remind people that he has a funny side when he hosts Saturday Night Live on January 31st. The show will also mark musical guest D'Angelo's first televised performance since releasing Black Messiah in December.
The actor, whose comedy credits include playing the dad in Juno and appearances on Parks and Recreation and Arrested Development, last appeared on SNL in 1999 when he portrayed his Oz character Vern Schillinger for a skit in which Jerry Seinfeld went to HBO's fictional prison after the Seinfeld finale stank. »
The 60-year-old actor will be joined by first-time musical guest D’Angelo
A Golden Globe statue and Oscar nomination aren’t the only things “Whiplash” has secured for star J.K. Simmons. The actor will host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time in his long career on Jan. 31.
NBC also announced on Tuesday that D’Angelo will make his musical guest debut, along with his band The Vanguard.
See photos: Oscars 2015: The Nominees
- Greg Gilman
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