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The 29thAnnual Artios Awards was held Nov. 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. A joint ceremony was also held in New York. The event was hosted by Aisha Tyler, who stepped up at the last minute when announced host Nicole Sullivan was unable to attend. Presenters included Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Groff, Liam James, Ana Ortiz, and Constance Zimmer. Marg Helgenberger and Kerry Washington presented the Career Achievement and Hoyt Bowers Awards. Casting Society of America President Richard Hicks highlighted some of the Csa’s accomplishments in the last year, most notably the success of the documentary, “Casting By.” The documentary filmmakers were given a special award during the evening’s ceremony. For the first time a casting associate was also honored. In Los Angeles, Charley Medigovich was honored with the Associate Spotlight Award. Throughout the evening, there were several mentions of the notoriously camera-shy nature of casting directors. »
That awkward moment when ... we can't stop staring at a photo of Zac Efron holding a cat. People has an exclusive first look at the poster promoting his latest comedy, That Awkward Moment, a movie about the trials and tribulations of dating. "That awkward moment when you realize you're attached to her kitty," reads the poster. Efron would probably welcome a snuggly feline in his life right about now: The actor broke his jaw last week after slipping in a puddle. Plans to promote the upcoming film, which costars Miles Teller, Imogen Poots and Michael B. Jordan, are not postponed. »
- Alison Schwartz
There aren’t many events as prestigious, or as glittery, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards. For fans like my wife and me it’s like being a kid in Candyland, as everyone who attends is relaxed and approachable. To be able to make small talk with honorees Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin is a rare treat. The room is also peppered with likely contenders for this year’s Oscars, from directors like David O. Russell and Spike Jonze to such actors as Chiwitel Ejiofor and Michael B. Jordan. I happened to have my camera in hand when cartoon voice queen June Foray met Angela Lansbury for the first time. Talk about careers! June recently won her first Emmy...
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- Leonard Maltin
Kids. Such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape or Reservoir Dogs before it, and such as Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine and Fruitvale Station after it, Larry Clark & Harmony Korine’s seminal film is forever connected in “spirit” to the lieu where it received its secret midnight premiere screening in 1995. The Sundance Film Festival might be known as the birthplace of U.S indie filmmaking innovation, avant-gardism, a larger definition of the low budgeted film response to Hollywood in not only narrative but in the non-fiction form, but it is a festival made strong by its renewal and familiarity. That close acquaintanceness exists in Kids‘ starlets Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny filmography/career path trajectory and connection to Park City (both have several indie films slated for ’14 – of which I’ve included in our predictions list) and it is that “familiarity” that is visibly noticeable in how I map out my annual predictions list. »
- Eric Lavallee
Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez (@elmayimbe): You’re a controversial figure to some fanboys. The editors or news-compilers here take your scoops seriously and post them regularly. The trades cite your scoops when they pan out and you have the trust of most of the well-known film blogs. Let's keep score a little bit. Here’s a list of your recent scoops, starting with the big one: 1. Bradley Cooper offered the Rocket Raccoon voice role – true. 2. Detroit and Morocco being scouted for Superman/Batman film – true/tbd. Detroit was confirmed, Morocco has not been officially mentioned. 3. Grant Gustin, Matt Barr, James Mackay up for Barry Allen/Flash TV role – true, though we haven’t heard about Barr/Mackay officially, you got the big one. 4. Michael B. Jordan and David Oyelowo went in for Star Wars meetings – true, Jordan admitted this himself and Oyelowo is in talks as one of the »
The Hollywood Reporter has gathered the who's who of writers, directors, and actors for round tables where they talk about the business and the craft for 50 minutes. Honestly, these things are pretty much a collection of the talent who will be getting Oscar nominations pretty soon and are truly entertaining.
First it was the Actors Roundtable with Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Josh Brolin (Oldboy), and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)...
Then, there was the Writers Roundtable with Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), Danny Strong (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Jonas Cuaron (Gravity), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), George Clooney (Gravity) and Grant Heslov (The Monuments Men)...
- Gary Collinson
While we await any official word on casting for 20th Century Fox's Fantastic 4, the reboot is currently scouting locations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. clickHere to take a look at this production notice posted by Reddit user Xzsekots, which reveals that production is slated to begin in March 2014.
We reported in July that the sequel was shifting production from Vancouver to Louisiana, after a state bill was shot down that would have reduced film tax credits. The state currently offers a 30% credit, along with a 5% labor incentive for hiring state residents. The reboot will be the first superhero movie to shoot in Louisiana.
Josh Trank is directing from a screenplay by Michael Green, Jeremy Slater and Seth Grahame-Smith. Kit Harington, Miles Teller and Jack O'Connell have tested for Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. Samira Wiley and Michael B. Jordan have been rumored to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl and Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. »
According to ComingSoon.net, Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will begin filming in Baton Rouge this March. Originally, the film was scheduled to begin shooting this past June in Vancouver. Recently, the film had its release date pushed back to June 19th, 2015 from its original release of March 6, 2015. There's quite a bit of speculation that the push was to accommodate Michael B. Jordan's filming schedule. It's said that he's director Josh Trank's only choice for the Johnny Storm aka Human Torch. Miles Teller is said to be the frontrunner for Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic. There have been quite a few young actresses said to be in the mix for Susan Storm aka Invisible Woman. One role that's had very little chatter is that of Ben Grimm aka The Thing. There hasn't been a single name associated with the role. Given the age »
Hi from the workshop! #StarWarsVII pic.twitter.com/9R7JGSfxlC
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 14, 2013
While the tweet doesn’t give too many hints as to how things are coming along on the project, the film is slated to start shooting at London’s Pinewood Studios in the spring. Casting rumors for the upcoming »
- Pamela Gocobachi
With an official release date of December 18, 2015 now set, director J.J. Abrams and his Star Wars: Episode VII team are working towards a firm deadline with production set to get underway early next year. Just in case you thought Abrams and Co. were twiddling their thumbs, the Bad Robot twitter just unveiled a behind-the-scenes image of Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy posing with a rather familiar-looking robot in their workshop where pre-production on Episode VII is well underway. It’s a fun teaser image that may or may not confirm that R2-D2 will make an appearance in the Star Wars sequel. Hit the jump to take a look at the image, and if you’d like to submit a video audition to be in the film, click here. Via Bad Robot's Twitter. Get caught up with our latest Star Wars coverage here, or check out some recent articles below: »
- Adam Chitwood
The inaugural San Francisco Film Society Fall Celebration on Nov. 14 has an announced intention of “honoring creativity, innovation, collaboration and inspiration in cinema,” which meshes nicely with the Bay Area film community’s “not L.A.” vibe.
The program of “Fruitvale Station,” “Her,” “Nebraska” (pictured) and “The Square” with filmmakers including Ryan Coogler, Spike Jonze, Michael B. Jordan, Jehane Noujaim, Alexander Payne and June Squibb in attendance was curated by the Sffs team to represent a “summation of what the year held, what were the best films of the year,” according to the org’s executive director Ted Hope.
While the primary mission of the Sffs remains its springtime San Francisco film fest, a Bay Area fixture for more than 50 years, Hope’s brief one-year tenure (he recently announced a return to indie film production) as topper has yielded this new event that Hope says is designed to place San »
- Steven Gaydos
"I communicated with him a little earlier today," Michael told Access Hollywood at the GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
The actor co-stars with Zac in the upcoming big screen comedy "That Awkward Moment."
Photos: Hollywood Heartthrobs!
"We wish him the best," he continued. "I think he's a soldier. He'll hang in there and I'm pretty sure he'll be just ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
20th Century Fox is moving the release date for the first of its 2 announced Independence Day sequels back a year, from July 3, 2015, to July 1, 2016, which would be almost exactly 20 years since the first film's July 3, 1996 theatrical debut. A move of a few months is typical, but an entire year isn't. Our last post on this was in September, when it was rumored that Michael B. Jordan was in contention for "a major role" in Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequels. Emmerich is said to have met with several upstarts, and Jordan was on his short list for the Fox project, although no offer had been made at the time. But Jordan is/was definitely »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Fans will have to wait an extra year for part one of another alien showdown.
Independence Day sequel ID Forever Part 1 has been pushed back to July 1, 2016, EW has confirmed. It was originally scheduled to be released July 3, 2015.
The films take place 20 years after the 1996 blockbuster, when a distress call sent by the first wave of aliens finally brings reinforcements to Earth. “The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back,” Emmerich, who completed two scripts with Independence Day co-writer Dean Devlin and has given them to White House Down writer-producer James Vanderbilt for a rewrite, previously told EW. »
- Erin Strecker
Matthew McConaughey, Michael B. Jordan, James Van Der Beek, and more handsome hunks stepped out for the GQ Men of the Year Party in La on Tuesday night. Matthew was joined by his wife, Camila Alves, at the gala, which celebrated the actor and his fellow featured men - including Will Ferrell and rapper Kendrick Lamar - as they were honored for defining the past 12 months with their irresistible charm, talent, and style. Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan cut a dapper figure in a bright blue jacket and showed off his sexy smile while hitting the red carpet. Though his That Awkward Moment costar Zac Efron was expected to attend as well, news broke earlier in the day that the actor suffered a fall at his home and had to get his jaw wired shut. Instead, Michael linked up with Pharrell Williams, Andy Samberg, and Glee stars Matthew Morrison, »
- Brittney Stephens
The alien invasion of Earth won't take place for another year.
The sequel to "Independence Day," "ID Forever Part 1," has been pushed back a year, to July 1, 2016, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Set 20 years after the original 1996 movie, the two-part sequel sees another invasion of aliens after the first wave sent a distress call for reinforcements.
"The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back," director Roland Emmerich told EW.
"And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that's 20 or 25 years."
It's not clear yet if Will Smith will reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller. Based on previous statements from Emmerich, it seems likely that the movie's hero will be Hiller's stepson. That lines up with the rumor that Michael B. Jordan is up for a major »
- Kelly Woo
Zac Efron may be hurting from his broken jaw, but he'll get through it. So says Michael B. Jordan, his costar in the upcoming comedy That Awkward Moment. "He's good," Jordan told me last night at GQ's Man of the Year (Jordan is among this year's honorees). "He's going to be Ok." As E! News exclusively reported yesterday, Efron's mouth is wired shut after he broke his jaw over the weekend when he slipped at the entrance of his L.A.-area home on Sunday in a puddle of water he didn't see. Jordan has been in touch with Efron since the accident. "He's tough," the former Parenthood star said. He also suffered a gash that required »
20th Century Fox have been shifting the release dates around for a number of their big upcoming productions recently. They have moved Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service from 11th November 2014 to 6th March 2015, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot from 6th March 2015 to 19th June 2015 and finally Michael Fassbender’s Assassins Creed from 19th June 2015 to 7th August 2015. Now comes word that the science fiction sequel Independence Day 2 has also been moved back.
The film was originally set for 3rd July 2015 but has been moved back to 1st July 2016, which seems fitting as it is almost exactly 20 years after the original box office smash hit came exploding into theaters. One of the reasons for the move could be the involvement of a certain Will Smith, who starred in the original film directed by Roland Emmerich. Although it is seeming more and more unlikely that the star will be involved »
- Ben Read
We're starting to worry about Zac Efron's bone density! E! News reports that the actor had a nasty run-in with a puddle of water that resulted in a broken jaw and stitches. He also had to have his jaw wired shut. Last April, Efron busted his hand during a scripted fight with Dave Franco on the set of "Neighbors." That's not to mention the other medical troubles he's had this year. Yikes!
Hopefully, his jaw will be back in working order in time for the January release of his next movie, "That Awkward Moment," with Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. At the moment, though, plans for Efron to promote the movie are on the back burner.
[via E! News]
- Jenni Miller
This Tuesday has been renamed "Release Date Tuesday" since release dates for Hercules: The Legend Begins, the Fantastic Four reboot, the Assassin's Creed adaptation, Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service, Susan Cooper and an untitled Vince Vaughn movie were all announced today. Add another big one to the list as 20th Century Fox pushed back Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel from July 3, 2015 to to July 1, 2016. For those of you who are old enough to remember the original, that's almost 20 years to the day from its July 3, 1996 release. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), the sequel's plot also takes place two decades after the events of the first film. Hit the jump for more. Variety reported on the date delay for the Independence Day sequel. We're not exactly sure whether or not star Will Smith will be returning to the sequel, but Emmerich apparently has a script to handle either scenario. Either way, »
- Dave Trumbore
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