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Vera Farmiga to Play Millie Bobby Brown's Mother in 'Godzilla' Sequel

13 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now a family affair. 

Vera Farmiga will play the mother of Millie Bobby Brown in the Godzilla sequel, with daddy duty having gone to Kyle Chandler.

Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The Legendary and Warner Bros. feature is the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide.

Plot details are being kept secret, but Chandler, who has already starred in creature features Super 8 and King Kong, is the hero of the pic and plays a scientist. 

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for release »


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Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Best Picture Confusion

27 February 2017 1:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's early Monday morning, and I'm finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago, but one thing's for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.

When the two Hollywood legends took the stage to present best picture — something that I reported was going to take place — and Dunaway shouted the name "La La Land," the storyline for the evening seemed like it couldn't be more positive for the Academy. Jimmy Kimmel, who ABC had persuaded the »


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Pirating of films and TV cost France €1.35bn in 2016

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France is losing the piracy battle, suggests report.

The pirating of audiovisual content cost France an estimated €1.35b ($1.42b) in lost tax revenue and earnings in 2016, according to a new study by the French branch of global consultancy and accountancy group Ey.

An estimated 13 million people accessed pirated audiovisual content in France last year, equivalent to 27% of France’s 48 million internet users, the report published on Feb 22 revealed.

“The pirating of audiovisual content in France represents a significant economic and social cost – to the state, creatives, distributors and employees – and is not going down in spite of efforts to develop a legal offering,” it noted.

“This underlines the need to re-enforce the support for the fight against piracy. The government also needs to play its role, in collaboration with international authorities, for it to be effective.”

Breakdown

Breaking down the €1.35bn loss, the study estimated that audiovisual piracy cost the French state €430m in tax and social »


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‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ to Premiere at U.K.-India Year of Culture

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Much anticipated blockbuster, “Baahubali: The Conclusion” will get its U.K. premiere on April 27 as part of the cultural celebrations held to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

The UK-India Year of Culture was unveiled today by the British Council, the Indian High Commission and the U.K. government. The year will see cultural events, exhibitions and activities in both countries. The British Film Institute will present an India on Film program from April through December. Similarly, British cinema will be showcased in India.

Directed by SS Rajamouli and starring Telugu superstar Prabhas, “Baahubali: The Beginning” was a 2015 global sensation that highlighted the wealth of Indian cinema from beyond Hindi-language Bollywood.

The British Council and Aardman Animations are collaborating on “Saptan Stories” where seven British and Indian artists each illustrate a seven-part story that will be available on an interactive digital platform.

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Restored UK-India 1929 feature 'Shiraz' to play as Lff Archive Gala

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Composer and sitar player Anoushka Shankar will perform a new score live at screenings of the restoration.

A BFI National Archive restoration of a 1929 Indian-British-German co-production will play as the Archive Gala at this year’s BFI London Film Festival in October.

Shiraz, a historical romance set in the historical Mughal Empire on the Indian subcontinent, tells the story of a princess who inspired the contruction of the Taj Mahal.

As well as the London screening, which will take place at the Barbican, planning is also underway for the film to be shown in India. Both screenings will be accompanied by a live performance of a specially commissioned score by the Indian composer and sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

The film forms part of the BFI’s Indian film programme which runs April-December this year and will include the UK premiere of the sequel to Indian box office sensation Baahubali - Baahubali: The Conclusion.

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Oscars ratings hit nine year low, despite final reel drama

1 hour ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A cliffhanger ending wasn’t enough to stymie another successive drop-off in Us TV audiences for the Academy Awards

As the internet fills with sad stories of viewers who dutifully sat through the whole Oscars ceremony, switching off when the best picture was announced as La La Land, and so missing the most dramatic moment in Oscars’ history – so the ratings are likely to come as little comfort to the Academy.

Just 32.9m people watched Sunday night’s show, down 3% overall year-on-year, and dropping 13% among adults between 18-49. That represents a nine-year-low, and makes this year’s ceremony the third-least-watched of the century.

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13 films that could be in the running for an Oscar in 2018

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Like it or not, the awards race 2018 is already underway.

Painful as it may sound, the awards marathon is at least a 12-month proposition these days. With Sundance in the rear-view mirror, the talk of potential 2018 Oscar candidates is already underway in industry circles.

Below, Screen runs through 13 films that could be heading to the dance this time next year (the Oscars will be held one week later in 2018, on March 4).

Downsizing

Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Alec Baldwin and Christoph Waltz (all previously nominated) star in awards perennial Alexander Payne’s social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. The Annapurna Pictures production, currently in post-production, is slated for a December 22, 2017, release through Paramount. Payne’s last six films have been Oscar-nominated.

Mother!

Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream director Aronofsky returns to a more intimate setting after 2014 blockbuster Noah with the story of a couple »


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Tsui Hark to be honoured at Asian Film Awards

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The Journey To The West director is one of China’s most bankable filmmakers.

This year’s Asian Film Awards (Afa) will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to iconic Hong Kong director, producer and screenwriter Tsui Hark.

Tsui most recently directed Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back, produced by fellow Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Chow, which was one of the top-grossing releases in mainland China over the Chinese New Year holiday period. His other recent China blockbusters include Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon (2013) and The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (2014).

Starting with his 2011 hit Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate, Tsui has made all his films as a director in 3D and has become one of the region’s most effective filmmakers in the use of 3D technology.

Although currently one of China’s most bankable filmmakers, Tsui’s career stretches back some 40 years. In 1984, he founded Film Workshop with Nansun Shi, through which he »


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Oscar winners 2017: the full list

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

All the winners from the 89th Academy Awards

Moonlight wins best picture – two minutes after La La Land

As the night unfolded

Five surprises

The night in photos

Don’t let envelope-gate overshadow Moonlight’s achievementAnatomy of a fiasco: how La La Land was wrongly announced and other times that’s happened

Winner: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

Dev Patel (Lion)

Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

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Who had the card? Jimmy Kimmel explains Oscars mix up – video

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

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of one of the most eventful Oscars ceremonies in history, explains how the best film fiasco took place. One day after the debacle at the Dolby Theatre that resulted in La La Land being awarded Moonlight’s best picture Oscar, Kimmel told the audience of his own show that ‘the accountants gave Warren the wrong card and they apologised for it today, so it wasn’t Warren Beatty’s fault.’ Kimmel explained that Beatty was given the best actress envelope, and that is how the epic confusion arose.

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Academy 'deeply regrets' Oscars best film fiasco, as accountant is blamed

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Apology comes as PwC says company partner Brian Cullinan handed wrong envelope – naming La La Land not Moonlight – to presenters

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologised to the casts and crews of La La Land and Moonlight and said it “deeply regrets the mistakes” that led to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong film as winner of the best picture award.

Related: Wrongbestfilmgate was a moment of pure chaos – my night of shocks at the Oscars

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Academy pledges protocol review as PwC issues second apology

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The Academy issued a statement on Monday in which it said it was investigating the best picture blunder at Sunday’s Oscars and would “determine what actions are appropriate going forward.”

The body acted following a second apology by PwC, the firm at the centre of the incident in which a back-up envelope revealing the previously announced best actress winner Emma Stone was mistakenly handed to Warren Beatty before the climactic best picture presentation.

Beatty opened the envelope and looked confused before handing it to co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who declared La La Land the winner. Several minutes later show organisers interrupted the winners’ speeches and Moonlight was declared the rightful best picture winner.

The Academy statement read: “We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony. We apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight whose experience was profoundly »


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Oscars: Academy pledges protocol review, PwC issues second apology

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The Academy issued a statement on Monday in which it said it was investigating the best picture blunder at Sunday’s Oscars and would “determine what actions are appropriate going forward.”

The body acted following a second apology by PwC, the firm at the centre of the incident in which a back-up envelope revealing the previously announced best actress winner Emma Stone was mistakenly handed to Warren Beatty before the climactic best picture presentation.

Beatty opened the envelope and looked confused before handing it to co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who declared La La Land the winner. Several minutes later show organisers interrupted the winners’ speeches and Moonlight was declared the rightful best picture winner.

The Academy statement read: “We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony. We apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight whose experience was profoundly »


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Oscars SNAFU: Academy ‘Deeply Regrets Mistake’

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The Academy of Motion Pictures has released an apology, 24 hours after the wrong film was announced as best picture winner. The organization that produces the Oscars said that PWC takes full responsibility for the embarrassing mistake.

The mistake occurred when Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope and handed it to Faye Dunaway, who read the best picture winner as “La La Land.” Moments later the producers of “Moonlight” were informed that it was actually their film that had won the evening’s highest honor.

The statement reads: “We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony. We apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight whose experience was profoundly altered by this error. We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances. To all involved — including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, »


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Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel Explains What Happened During Best Picture Mix-Up

6 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Oscars was easily one of the most insane in recent memory, with major upsets all night long before the final category really went nuclear. What happened, exactly? In the clip below from “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” show host Jimmy Kimmel gives the full play-by-play on the chaotic moments surrounding the mix-up that led Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce “La La Land” as the winner of Best Picture, instead of rightful winner “Moonlight.”

Read More: Jimmy Kimmel Producers Reveal Oscars Secrets – What You Didn’t Know Happened Behind the Scenes

In case you were wondering, Kimmel promised that there was no hint of a prank involved, because “If I had pulled a prank in that situation, I wouldn’t have just had the wrong winner’s name in the envelope – when they opened it, there would have been a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon inside. It was not a prank. »


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/Filmcast Ep. 407 – Get Out (Guest: Aisha Harris from Slate)

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

David, Devindra and Jeff discuss Macon Blair’s impressive directorial debut, get pleasantly tickled by The Tickle King, and try to figure out Wtf happened during the craziest Oscars moment ever. Be sure to read Harris’s take on the Oscars, and her review of Get Out. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like […]

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The Academy On Best Picture Oscar Snafu: “We Deeply Regret The Mistake”

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Almost 24-hours after the Best Picture Oscar was awarded to La La Land instead of the true winner, Moonlight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has released a statement, apologizing to those involved in the error. Deeply regretting the mistake, the Academy saluted the “tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances.” PricewaterhouseCoopers, who issued a second apology just minutes before, took full responsibility for the error, clarifying that PwC… »


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‘Taken’ Review: Everything Wrong With the NBC Adaptation of Liam Neeson’s Movies — No One Even Gets Taken!

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Disastrous film adaptations on broadcast television are nothing new. They’ve been popping up for decades, and — despite the many flops — network executives continue to apply cross promotional deal mechanics to generate revenue streams for synergy jargon. They love extending a brand’s lifespan via TV, and hey, sometimes it works. “Lethal Weapon,” one of the better examples of late, was just renewed for a second season and remains a treat for franchise fans and “Rectify” die-hards. (Clayne Crawford, keep up the good work.) It works, among other reasons, because the movies were made to fit the procedural formula. The show compliments what inspired it in spirit, character, and execution.

Taken,” however, represents what happens when everything goes wrong. What made the movie special is ignored again and again in the new series. Though the films arguably proved why the original premise wasn’t sustainable — after two movies, filmmakers stopped »


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PricewaterhouseCoopers Takes “Full Responsibility” For Best Picture Blunder In New Apology

7 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Early Monday morning, a day after the 89th Academy Awards, Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper, made his rounds on the press circuit, apologizing for the Best Picture mistake. Now, after already releasing their first statement following the ceremony, a second official statement has been shared by PwC. "PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night's Oscars,"… »


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PwC Exec Cancels CNN Segment “Apparently On Orders From The Academy,” Anderson Cooper Says

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As the finger-pointing and mea culpas continue regarding last night’s Best Picture tragicomedy, the top U.S. exec at the Academy’s accounting firm was booked on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° tonight. Key word: “was.” PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. Chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan, who had been making the media rounds today to discuss Sunday’s Best Picture gaffe, canceled his appearance on the primetime show less than an hour before he was to go on, Anderson Cooper said… »


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