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Tribeca Film Festival: Israeli Film ‘Zero Motivation’ Scores Two Awards (Full List)

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Talya Lavie’s “Zero Motivation,” a comedy about a unit of young Israeli soldiers, nabbed two prizes, including one for best narrative feature, at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival’s awards ceremony.

The movie, which had its world premiere during the fest, centers on the day-to-day life in the human resources office of a desert army base. Pic snagged the $25,000 kudo for narrative feature as well the femme-centric Nora Ephron Prize, which also comes with a $25,000 check.

Paul Schneider, who stars in Angus MacLachlan’s “Goodbye to All That,” and “Human Capital” topliner Valeria Bruni Tedeschi took home the fest’s acting trophies, each of which comes with $2,500.

The narrative screenplay kudo went to Guillaume Nicloux’s semi-mockumentary “The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq,” which also received a special jury mention in the best narrative feature category.

Marshall Curry’s “Point and Shoot,” about an American on the front lines of the »

- Gordon Cox

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‘Nashville’ Actress Lands Lead in ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Nashville” actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the title character in the live-action adaptation of the popular 1980s cartoon “Jem and the Holograms.”

Stefanie Scott, “Pretty Little Liars” thesp Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko have also joined the cast.

Jon M. Chu is directing and will produce along with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and Scooter Braun Productions.

The TV series, which was a partnership between Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions, centered around music producer Jerrica Benton. Using the alter ego Jem, she fronted a band called The Holograms. The show featured a companion doll line.

Ryan Landels penned the script.

The news comes a day after Sony announced plans for a live-action comedy based on the Barbie figurines.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting news.


- Justin Kroll

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Final ‘Hobbit’ Movie Gets New Name

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Peter Jackson, director of the “Hobbit” movie franchise, announced on his Facebook page Thursday morning that the third and final “Hobbit” movie has a new name.

Originally titled “There and Back Again,” Jackson wrote that the new name will be “Battle of the Five Armies.” Rumors of a name change have been circulating for the past week, sparked when fan site TheOneRing.net reported that New Line had registered the name “The Hobbit: Into the Fire.”

The franchise’s studio Warner Bros. confirmed the change.

In the “Hobbit” franchise, the now titular battle refers to epic showdown in which many previously introduced characters and creatures, including goblins, dwarves, elves and men, emerge to go up against each other.

While only two “Hobbit” films were originally planned, a third was added after Jackson borrowed characters from the “Lord of the Rings” franchise and added some original story. “An Unexpected Journey,” the first “Hobbit” movie, »

- Alex Stedman

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'Jem and the Holograms' Finds Its Stars (Exclusive)

23 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jem is her name, no one else is the same. In her first major film role,  Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the lead, Jem, in the live-action Jem and the Holograms film, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. The Holograms have also been cast: Stefanie Scott, who starred on Disney's A.N.T. Farm, will play Jem's sister, Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play Shana; and The Fosters ' Hayley Kiyoko has been cast as Aja. Photos: Top 10 Movie Songs of All Time Based on the 1980s Hasbro toy line that

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- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit

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The Other Woman

1 hour ago | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

I enjoy watching Cameron Diaz onscreen, but The Other Woman is not so much a comedy as an endurance test, even for an admirer like me. It’s stupid at the outset and just gets dumber; by the midway point I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Talented comedienne Leslie Mann plays a character so shrill and enervating that this female-centric movie winds up insulting the very people it purports to celebrate. The plot, in sum: successful New York attorney Diaz has a handsome and worldly new boyfriend, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. After eight weeks of bliss, she discovers that he’s married and accidentally meets his wife (Mann) at their home in Connecticut. Diaz breaks off the...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Nicholas Stoller Talks Adam McKay’s Uptown Saturday Night Remake with Will Smith and Denzel Washington

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While filmmaker Nicholas Stoller has been plenty busy with his own films as of late, he’s also been doing excellent work writing for movies that he didn’t direct.  Stoller co-wrote the screenplays for both The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, and he’s currently working on a high-profile Uptown Saturday Night remake that would see the comedic pairing of Denzel Washington and Will Smith under the direction of Anchorman and Step Brothers helmer (and all-around comedy great) Adam McKay. Steve recently spoke with Stoller in ancitipation of his latest directorial effort, Neighbors, and during the course of their conversation, Stoller provided an update on Uptown Saturday Night.  He said that everyone seems to be excited about the script, and spoke a bit about what the story entails.  Hit the jump to read on. When asked about upcoming project, Stoller said that writing on Uptown Saturday Night is going really well, »

- Adam Chitwood

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RZA Talks Brick Mansions, Meeting Luc Besson, How He Likes to Work as an Actor, Playing Blind Master in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and More

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is the action film Brick Mansions.  The movie is a remake of District B13 and stars Paul Walker as an undercover detective tracking down a drug dealer (RZA) who has stolen a weapon of mass destruction. The chase leads into the ghetto known as “Brick Mansions”, where he enlists help from Lino (David Belle), who knows the streets better than anyone and isn’t afraid of the drug dealers.  The film was written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken).  For more on Brick Mansions watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with RZA.  He talked about how he got involved in the movie, meeting Besson, how he likes to work as an actor, if he was sad not to have more scenes with Belle, what it meant to play Blind Master in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and more. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Seth Meyers to Host 2014 Emmy Awards

3 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

NBC will keep things in house and let Seth Meyers host the 2014 Emmys.  It's a logical move.  Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2010 Emmys a year and a half after he took over Late Night.  Meyers will have sat at the Late Night desk for less than a year before he's thrust onto the Emmy stage on August 25, but NBC is ready to make the most of their turn in the rotation.  (The Emmys cycle between the big four networks.)  In addition to Late Night and years on Saturday Night Live, Meyers hosted Espn's Espy Awards in 2010 and 2011. Variety reports Don Mischer will executive produce the Emmy telecast.  Mischer previously produced the Emmys, the Oscars, the Tonys---even the Olympics.  With all manner of live show experience, Meyers and Mischer have the tools to put together a great show.

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- Brendan Bettinger

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Cyborg Confirmed & Cast In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

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Just prior to "Man Of Steel" hitting theaters last summer, writer David S. Goyer gave fans a little nugget of the world building he had dropped into the script. "We mentioned S.T.A.R. Labs at one point, that's kind of a connection to Cyborg," he explained at the time, and then we all kind of forgot about it. But today comes a reminder as the role has been cast, and "Batman Vs. Superman" just got bigger by one more hero. Theater actor Ray Fisher is getting a major career boost having landed the role of Victor Stone aka Cyborg, who is horribly injured during an experiment gone wrong at his parents' S.T.A.R. Labs, with his father retrofitting him with life-saving prosthetics. Depending on which version of the comics you prefer, Cyborg was either part of the Teen Titans or (in later, retconned iterations) the founding member of Justice League. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Rumor: Disney Struggling With Boba Fett Spin Off Movie

5 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

As little as we’ve heard about Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve heard even less about what’s coming next. The plan was originally for a Star Wars spin-off/origin film to hit in 2016, followed by Star Wars Episode VIII in 2017, another spin off/origin in 2018, and then Episode IX in 2019. And while we don’t know […]

The post Rumor: Disney Struggling With Boba Fett Spin Off Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Casting Net: Erin Moriarty to star opposite Mel Gibson in 'Blood Father'; Plus, Paul Feig, Mark Strong, more

6 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

True Detective’s Erin Moriarty will star opposite Mel Gibson (The Expendables 3) in the upcoming thriller Blood Father. Penned by The Town’s Peter Craig, the upcoming film focuses on an ex-con who reunites with his 16-year-old daughter in order to protect her from the drug dealers trying to kill her. [Variety]

Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is in talks to join Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) in his next comedy Grimsby. Strong would play a British Black Ops agent who must go on the run with his long-lost brother, played by Baron Cohen, who co-wrote the script with Phil Johnston »

- EW staff

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Martin Freeman Teases Notion of a ‘Sherlock’ One-Off Episode

6 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Sherlock season three, comprised of only three episodes as is the series’ pattern, came and went all too quickly earlier this year. We know that creators Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss want to do a fourth season, and that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are game for it. But there’s always a problem: getting […]

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- Russ Fischer

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Landmark Theaters Promotes Lisa Bunnell to Head Film Buyer

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Landmark Theaters revealed a trio of promotions Thursday, with exhibition vet Lisa Bunnell upped to head film buyer for the circuit. She will be taking over nationwide responsibilities for senior VP film buyer Mike McClellan, who is leaving Landmark after 17 years with the company. He will retain a consulting position.

The announcement was made by Landmark president and CEO Ted Mundorff, who described McClellan as “an integral part of Landmark’s growth as the top independent film circuit and we look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Mundorff said, Bunnell’s “relationships are unsurpassed, and her savvy business acumen has made her a tremendous asset to our organization.”

Bunnell and McClellan have been working together for the last eight years booking films for the circuit, which operates 272 screens in 25 markets. Previously, Bunnell had been focused on the East Coast locations.

Also part of the promotions, Mabel Tam »

- Andrew Stewart

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2014 Tribeca Film Festival Winners Include 'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' and more

6 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival awarded the winners of its competition categories tonight. Israeli director Talya Lavie's female soldier dark comedy "Zero Motivation" led the pack with two awards: Best Narrative Feature and the Nora Ephron Prize, given to a female writer or director with a distinctive voice. "The Kidnapping of Houellebecq" won Special Jury Mention in the Narrative Feature competition while also picking up a prize for Best Screenplay. Paul Schneider picked up Best Actor for "Goodbye to All That," while Valeria Bruni Tedeschi won the Best Actress award for "Human Capital." In the World Documentary Competition, "Point and Shoot," Marshall Curry's film about an American at the front lines of the Libyan Revolution, won the Best Documentary Feature prize, with a Special Jury Mention going to "Regarding Susan Sontag."  The full list of winners is below. World Narrative Competition The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – "Zero Motivation" Special Jury. »

- Max O'Connell

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Batman vs Superman movie casts actor Ray Fisher as Cyborg

6 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ray Fisher has been cast to play Cyborg in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie.

The theatre actor, who has appeared in the TV series Orange Is the New Black and The Big C, joins Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Amy Adams in the cast for the as-yet-untitled film.

Cyborg, otherwise known as Victor Stone, is a member of the Justice League. Variety reports that the character will become a prominent figure as Warner Bros and DC develop more films within the Justice League Universe.

The Batman vs Superman film will mark the first time the two superheroes appear together in a live-action movie.

Zack Snyder is directing from a script by David S. Goyer. Hans Zimmer recently revealed that Snyder has asked him to score the project.

The movie will be released in UK cinemas on April 30, 2016 in the UK and May 6, 2016 in the Us. »

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Rewatching classic Australian films: Malcolm

6 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A crime caper replete with kooky contraptions, this endearing film's hero is a man who moves to his own mechanically engineered beat

Its clear from the beginning of director Nadia Tasss 1986 oddball comedy Malcolm that its protagonist, a reclusive simpleton played by Colin Friels, is a bit out of the ordinary. A tram-obsessed employee of the Metropolitan Transport Authority, which operated Victorias trains, trams and buses in the 1980s, the film opens when the sun goes down and Malcolm knocks off work.

With a big grin stamped across his face, Malcolm sneaks out and rides his most prized invention a mini tram-like invention that seats only him down the streets of Melbourne. Its a wonderfully weird scene setter that introduces that first of many kooky contraptions.

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- Luke Buckmaster

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Frozen's Josh Gad re-teams with Disney for sci-fi family film

6 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Frozen star Josh Gad will re-team with Disney for a new live-action project.

The actor has signed up to write a science fiction family comedy with his partner Ryan Dixon for Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A plot description for the movie is currently being kept confidential by Disney.

Gad provided the voice of Olaf the snowman in Frozen.

Disney recently denied that a Frozen sequel is in the works, despite the fact that it has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all-time.

Gad and Dixon have also been working on the sequel to Twins.

Watch Frozen's directors chat to DS below: »

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Ari Graynor Talks New CBS Comedy Bad Teacher, Why She Decided to Move to TV, the Need for a Variety of Female Characters, and More

6 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The new CBS single-camera comedy series Bad Teacher, based on the hit feature film, tells the story of Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor), a hot, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher, in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless.  Using a phony resume, she effortlessly charms Principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier), who is easily duped and oblivious to her agenda, unlike Joel (Ryan Hansen), her handsome former high school classmate turned gym teacher, who sees right through her. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Ari Graynor talked about what attracted her to Bad Teacher as her first TV series, Meredith’s underdog spirit, why there needs to be more of a variety of female characters, being more worried about the audience understanding where her character is coming from than always liking her, how much she enjoys the show’s character dynamics, »

- Christina Radish

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Jane gets a release date

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Relativity Media has set a Us date for Jane Got A Gun, the long-gestating Western starring Natalie Portman that made headlines last year due to the comings and goings of director and stars.

The film will now open theatrically on February 20, 2015. 

Portman plays the titular character who tries to escape her nemesis when her husband is injured in a shoot-out by resorting to the help of an old flame.

Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Noah Emmerich star.

Gavin O’Connor directs the Western after replacing the UK’s Lynne Ramsay, who walked out on the first day of shooting.

The film had previously been set to star, at various times, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper and Jude Law.

A law suit between the producers and Ramsay went away when the parties settled out of court in March. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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