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The Oscars Will Be Streaming Online... But Not Until The Day After

24 February 2013 3:01 PM, PST

If you want to watch the Oscars as they happen tonight, you're going to have to turn on the TV-- the amount of money to be made off the awards means it will be a long, long time before they allow for livestreams. But if you wake up tomorrow morning and still want to relive all the moments, for the first time ever, the Internet is going to help you out. Tomorrow starting at 6 am Est, the full Academy Awards broadcast will be available to stream online, at ABC.com, Hulu and a handful of other places. According to Deadline this is the first time a major TV awards show has been made completely available online, and it marks a huge step forward for the Academy, which just a few years ago would go out of its way to remove clips from acceptance speeches on YouTube. Clips from tonight's show »

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The Razzies Dishonor The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 With 7 Statues

24 February 2013 2:48 PM, PST

With the world's attention turning to the Oscars, which at least in theory honor the best in the year's films, why not take one quick moment to look toward the worst of the worst. That's the job of the Razzies, the annual awards that skewer the films the Academy wouldn't even get near. And this year, like many years before, the Razzies turned the force of their fury to some sparkly vampires. Nominated in 11 categories, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 won seven statues, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Actress for Kristen Stewart. Here's the full list of winning losers... Worst Picture The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 Worst Actor Adam Sandler in That's My Boy Worst Actress Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 Worst Supporting Actor Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 Worst Supporting Actress Rihanna in Battleship »

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Annie Remake Casts Beasts Of The Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis For The Lead

24 February 2013 1:25 PM, PST

After grabbing our attention with her strong and Oscar nominated performance in Beast of the Southern Wild, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis has secured the lead role in Overbrook Entertainment's adaptation of the beloved stage musical Annie. She fills the spot originally planned for Willow Smith, who outgrew the role in the time that's passed since the project first began development. The announcement was made today that young Wallis will play the title role in the adaptation, which is being produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith (for Overbrook), as well as Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, Jay Brown and Tyran "Ty Ty Smith, through Marcy Media. With Overbrook and the Smith's involvement, Willow might seem like the obvious choice for the lead. However, we learned late last month that, while she was originally attached, she's now a bit too old to play the young orphan who finds her »

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Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors Explain Their Mysterious Jobs

24 February 2013 12:45 PM, PST

The technical, below-the-line Oscar categories can make or break you ballot if you happen to be gambling ... er, playing along at home. How are you supposed to pick a winner for Best Sound Editing if you really don.t know what a sound editor does? Great question, and Entertainment Weekly went in search of an answer. They interviewed this year.s nominees in the Sound Editing category . Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn for Argo; Eugene Gearty for Life of Pi; Wylie Stateman for Django Unchained; and Paul N.J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty--to learn more about their particular craft. (The site also dove into Sound Mixing and Film Editing, so look them up when you have a moment.) .It.s the production sound mixer.s job to capture that dialogue on set as cleanly as possible to preserve the actor.s original performance,. Mandi Bierly writes in »

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Up In The Air Author Shares Why Attending The Academy Awards Kind Of Sucks

24 February 2013 12:17 PM, PST

If you polled the collective talents who attend the Academy Awards, which will be televised live from Hollywood this evening, the majority likely would say that it.s a thrill to attend . the culmination of a life-long dream to rub elbows with the best and brightest in the film industry. But if you ask Walter Kirn, author of the book that inspired Jason Reitman.s Up in the Air, he.d tell you that it was .lame.. At best. In a column for New Republic, the writer conveys in colorfully bitter language how uncomfortable the experience of attending the Oscars ends up being. Granted, Kirn wasn.t initially invited to attend (as he recounts), and only after griping on Twitter . and receiving some beneficial press . was he able to secure two tickets to the Academy Awards. Big mistake. Kirn writes: My daughter and I took our distant, high-up seats, our »

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Oscar Nominee Shares Why Attending The Academy Awards Kind Of Sucks

24 February 2013 12:17 PM, PST

If you polled the collective talents who attend the Academy Awards, which will be televised live from Hollywood this evening, the majority likely would say that it.s a thrill to attend . the culmination of a life-long dream to rub elbows with the best and brightest in the film industry. But if you ask Walter Kirn, nominated screenwriter for his script of Jason Reitman.s Up in the Air, he.d tell you that it was .lame.. At best. In a column for New Republic, the writer conveys in colorfully bitter language how uncomfortable the experience of attending the Oscars ends up being. Granted, Kirn wasn.t initially invited to attend (as he recounts), and only after griping on Twitter . and receiving some beneficial press . was he able to secure two tickets to the Academy Awards. Big mistake. Kirn writes: My daughter and I took our distant, high-up seats, our »

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2013 Oscars: The Six Winners We Most Want To See

24 February 2013 9:35 AM, PST

We've all followed the Oscars long enough to be realistic about what can and cannot happen. No matter how much you love Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, you know he'll lose to Daniel Day-Lewis. No matter how much you might love Scarlett Johansson's Oscar-nominated song from Chasing Ice, everyone knows she'll be steamrolled by Adele's "Skyfall." But just because you're realistic doesn't mean you can't have dreams, especially for the movies you love that you're worried might be totally ignored by the Academy. So with just a few hours left to go before the year's glitziest awards show, we're making our last-minute pleas for our favorite nominees, why they deserve to win and why we're rooting for them despite the odds (well, except for Mack's pitch for Best Actress frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence). Check out our picks and let us know your own favorites in the comments. Best Original Screenplay: »

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Jack the Giant Killer, The Last Exorcism Part 2 And More Reviews

24 February 2013 7:11 AM, PST

A bunch of flicks on the slate this week. Coming off a couple of strong predictions we.re looking to keep up the momentum with beanstalks, birthday shots, exorcisms, and submarines. Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer. Jack the Giant Slayer And we.re back with another fairy tale. Yup. After covering the Grimm-led resurgence of tired stories only a few weeks ago I don.t have the energy to wax disappointed all over again in the recent rise in fairy tale adaptations. And admittedly, this film doesn.t appear the scourge of the screen like a Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (an aggressively bad-15%), but it.s still a movie about magic beans, stalks growing to a sky filled with giants, fe-fi-fo-fums, one-off English »

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Snitch Tops Friday Box Office, But Identity Thief Will Win The Weekend

23 February 2013 12:49 PM, PST

When you think about the movies this weekend, your mind probably immediately goes to the Oscars, the Super Bowl for film geeks that gets started this Sunday. But in the meantime there are at least some people actually going to theaters this weekend. though not nearly as many as studios might hope. Both of the week's new releases, Snitch and Dark Skies, are likely to falter in the face of holdover comedy Identity Thief, which made $4 million on Friday and is likely to take the #1 spot for the weekend. That's not to say The Rock didn't give Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy a run for their money. According to the numbers at Deadline Snitch made $4.1 million on Friday, putting it neck and neck with Identity Thief. Still, that's a pretty low opening for a movie starring The Rock, who's got 3 more movies coming to theaters before Memorial Day. Is this »

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Cloud Atlas Will Hit Blu-ray In May

23 February 2013 12:15 PM, PST

Cloud Atlas has been forgotten by nearly everyone at this point, including Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which has dumped its release all the way into May. This is a shame, because the film is a visual treat, an intertwining of great acting performances and vivid storylines. If you.ve been waiting and waiting to add the Wachowski.s flick to your collection, the film will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on May 14. While the film didn.t make a big impact at the box office, bringing in only $27 million domestically, it does offer a lot in the way of thought-provoking content and great acting performances. Cloud Atlas stars a pretty epic cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, Xun Zhou, Jim Broadbent, James D.Arcy, and Susan Sarandon. Luckily, fans won.t have to pay that much for all that talent. The list price for the »

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Deus Ex Adaptation Will Be A Cyberpunk Movie, Not Just A Video Game Movie

23 February 2013 8:03 AM, PST

Think back a couple of years, before Battleship went into production, when the rights a host of board games were snatched up by Hollywood production companies assumed the movie-going population would want to spent two hours of their lives watching a haphazard plot thrown onto a popular game. Twenty years of mostly critically-panned video game adaptations, and some people thought that problem could be easily solved by severely simplifying the source material. Luckily, filmmakers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill-- who last teamed up for the horror film Sinister-- are going the opposite route, taking on one of the more morally and physically complicated video games out there. Just don.t call it a video game adaptation. For an interview with Crave Online, Derrick son and Cargill spend a lot of time talking about their upcoming Deus Ex film, taking every opportunity possible to reaffirm their chief philosophy: »

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Amy Poehler Joins Turkeys, Release Date Moves Up An Entire Year

22 February 2013 6:16 PM, PST

A holiday just wouldn.t be a holiday without a children.s animated movie to coincide with it. If anyone was already planning their 2014 Thanksgiving around the release of Jimmy Hayward.s Turkeys, you.re out of luck. But it.s not even bad news, pilgrim. A little fat bird with a waddle told The Wrap that Relativity Media will release the film over a year earlier than its original November 14, 2014 date, motivated by well-received early footage. Instead the film will gobble up the November 1, 2013 spot that Dreamworks Animations. Mr. Peabody and Sherman abandoned a few weeks ago. As if that weren.t enough to look forward to, Amy Poehler has just signed on to lend her voice talents to the star-studded cast. Poehler will be the female lead opposite Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, joined by a supporting cast that includes Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler, Downton Abbey »

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For Your Consideration: Argo Is Everything Historical Drama Should Be

22 February 2013 5:38 PM, PST

For over a week now we've been running daily pieces about why a film does or does not deserve Best Picture. You can catch up with the full series here. Today Eric fights for Ben Affleck's Argo. My favorite shot in Ben Affleck.s Argo isn.t during the nail-biting, armchair-gripping finale at the Iranian airport or the heart-palpitating opening sequence with the rioters attacking the U.S. embassy. It.s an establishing shot less than 30 minutes into the film that shows the famed Hollywood sign as protagonist Tony Mendez arrives in Los Angeles. Rather than being a conventional shot that you see in any L.A. based film, however, most of the letters are ripped away or falling apart. As I sat in the theater I remember thinking to myself, .I had no idea that the Hollywood sign had ever been destroyed like that. What a cool detail! »

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Adds Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee

22 February 2013 5:30 PM, PST

The cast of the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes got a little bigger today. Kodi Smit-McPhee, who previously worked with Dawn director Matt Reeves on the vampire thriller Let Me In, has been cast as one of the new human leads in the new blockbuster. Deadline, which reported the news of the deal, doesn't say what kind of part the young actor will be playing, but notes how busy he has been of late. Last year he lent his voice to the lead character in the stop-motion masterpiece ParaNorman, but is currently filming Jack Paltrow's Young Ones and only recently completed work on projects including Carlo Carlei's Romeo and Juliet and Ari Folman's The Congress. He is the third actor to join the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes after Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke signed on earlier this week. Andy Serkis »

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Jack Reacher Might Get A Sequel After All

22 February 2013 4:30 PM, PST

When you consider the fact that the movie came out just shortly after the Newtown, Connecticut shootings and opens with a sniper gunning down eight people in cold blood, it's not a big surprise that Jack Reacher under performed when it hit theaters in the U.S. back in December. Despite rather positive reviews, the film only managed to make $15 million in its opening weekend, taking second place behind The Hobbit, which was in theaters for its second week. By the end of its run the movie only managed to make $79 million domesically, which isn't great when you consider the $60 million production budget. But overseas Jack Reacher has somehow been the little engine that could. In international markets the movie has actually managed to make nearly $125 million, pushing its total over $200 million and making it the ninth Tom Cruise film to do so, But you know what else the numbers »

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Sylvester Stallone And Robert De Niro Step Out Of The Ring In Grudge Match Set Photo

22 February 2013 3:59 PM, PST

Rocky and Raging Bull fans alike have reason to anticipate Peter Segal's next comedy. The Anger Management helmer is putting Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone back in the ring for. Together. Grudge Match will have the two actors playing aging boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one more fight, half a century after their last match. We now have a look at what both actors look like ringside. A photo of the two actors gloved up on set has made its way online and both men are looking pretty fit. Slashfilm posted the photo below, after it was posted on Twitter, and shows us the two actors looking like they just stepped out of the ring. De Niro and Stallone are there in the center and on the right is New Orleans Hornets player Robin Lopez. Slashfilm wasn't sure about the man on the left. It »

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Loses Lisa Cholodenko

22 February 2013 3:46 PM, PST

The good news is that the upcoming adaptation of the great children's book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day looks like it's still happening and is going to start production in the fall. The bad news is that right now it's a ship without a captain. The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko, who has been attached to the project since May of 2011, has decided that she no longer wants to helm he movie and has left the director's chair empty. It's a surprising move given that she stuck with the movie as it was shopped from Twentieth Century Fox over to Disney. Deadline, which first broke the news of the departure, says that Steve Carell is still attached to the film as Alexander's father and they will continue to use the script written by Cholodenko and Rob Lieber. For those unfamiliar with the Judith »

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Simon Killer Trailer Teases Love, Sex, And Extortion

22 February 2013 3:44 PM, PST

In 2008, indie filmmaker Antonio Campos drew fame and acclaim with his disturbing prep school drama Afterschool, which earned a Best First Feature nod from the Independent Spirit Awards. He has since become a recurring figure at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Campos premiered Martha Marcy May Marlene, which he produced. This chilling drama won rave reviews and launched Elizabeth Olsen. The following year, the festival debuted his directorial follow-up Simon Killer, which might be poised to make its leading man, Brady Corbet, indie cinema's next obsession. Corbet, who previously appeared in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Melancholia, stars as Simon, a recent college graduate who travels to France to find a cure for his mounting.and dangerous.depression. There he meets a beautiful sex worker named Victoria (Mati Diop). Shortly after the two become romantically involved, Simon urges her to blackmail one of her married johns for a fat payout. »

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Joe Carnahan Drops Death Wish Remake Over Casting

22 February 2013 3:27 PM, PST

The Grey was a surprise hit when it was released last January, making more than three times its budget by the end of its global theatrical run, but director Joe Carnahan has been struck with some bad luck since. While the filmmaker had been talking to 20th Century Fox about a potential gritty reboot of the superhero Daredevil, the project couldn't come together quick enough and the rights to the character reverted back to Marvel Studios. But then came the announcement that Carnahan would be working on a remake of the Charles Bronson classic Death Wish. While the news wasn't greeted too warmly by fans of the original, the director seemed enthusiastic about the opportunity and had an exciting visual aesthetic already in mind, with the idea of moving the story t0 Los Angeles and approaching the city similar to the way Nicolas Winding Refn did with 2011's Drive. But »

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New Hangover Part III Image Has The Wolfpack Dazed And Confused

22 February 2013 3:03 PM, PST

James Mangold's The Wolverine isn't the only highly-anticipated summer movie that has yet to show fans any footage. Todd Phillips' second sequel The Hangover Part III will be in theaters in May and remains shrouded in secrecy. We know that there's no wedding this time around and that the wolfpack will find themselves in Los Angeles, back in Las Vegas and in Tijuana, but the hijinks they get up to remain a complete mystery. We're bound to see a trailer soon (perhaps attached to prints of Warner Bros.' Jack The Giant Slayer?) , however, for now we'll just have to make due with this new still. The image appeared caption-less over on the movie's official Facebook page, and begs more questions than it answers. What are they all staring at? Are the cops there for them? Why does Stu (Ed Helms) have blood and sweat all over his collar? »

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