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Canceled! No More "The Interview"...For Now!

23 hours ago

The hackers have officially won! Sony cancelled "The Interview" across America! Take a look at their press release below:

In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners. decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale . all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, »

- Manny

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London Film Critics Love "Mr. Turner," "Birdman"

17 December 2014 7:04 AM, PST

Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner biopic, "Mr. Turner," topped the nominations for the London Film Critics Circle. The film about the English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker played by Timothy Spall received 7 nods followed by Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" with 6. We'll find out the winners on January 18.

Here's the complete list of London Film Critics Circle nominees:

Film of the Year

"Birdman"

"Boyhood"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"Ida"

"Leviathan"

"Mr. Turner"

"Nightcrawler"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Under the Skin"

"Whiplash"

Foreign Language Film of the Year

"Ida"

"Leviathan"

"Norte, The End of History"

"Two Days, One Night"

"Winter Sleep"

British Film of the Year

"The Imitation Game"

"Mr. Turner"

"Pride"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Under the Skin"

Documentary of the Year

"Citizenfour"

"Manakamana"

"Next Goal Wins"

"Night Will Fall"

"20,000 Days on Earth"

Actor of the Year

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"

Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"

Michael Keaton, »

- Manny

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"Selma" to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

17 December 2014 6:55 AM, PST

Paramount's "Selma" from director Ava Duvernay is picking up steam this awards season. The Martin Luther King drama has been announced to be the opening night movie of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival will close on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of "Boychoir" from director Francois Girard. David Oyelowo, who plays the beloved King in "Selma," is also being honored at the fest with Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor.

Here's the complete press release which includes the list of Easter European movies in a program titled Eastern Promises:

Palm Springs, CA (December 16, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the GoldenGlobe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of Boychoir directed by François Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on »

- Manny

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"Nightcrawler" Tops San Diego Film Critics Society Awards! Film Wins 7 Awards!

16 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST

I love Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" and I'm loving it that it's getting major kudos this awards season. The San Diego Film Critics Society chose the modern film noir as the Best Picture of the year. But wait, there's more! "Nightcrawler" also won Best Picture for Dan Gilroy, Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal, Supporting Actress for Rene Russo, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Score.

Here's the complete list of winners of the San Diego Film Critics Society:

Best Picture

Nightcrawler

Best Director

Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Best Actor

Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

Best Supporting Actress

Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)

Best Original Screenplay

Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Cinematography

Robert Elswit (Nightcrawler)

Best Editing

James Herbert and Laura Jennings (Edge of Tomorrow)

Best Production Design

Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Score »

- Manny

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Online Film Critics Society Enters "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

16 December 2014 8:54 AM, PST

Winners for the 18th annual Online Film Critics Society have been revealed and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home the Best Picture award. The film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography but Anderson lost to "Boyhood's" Richard Linklater for the Best Director trophy.

Here's the complete list of the winners of the 18th Online Film Critics Society awards:

Best Picture

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Feature

The Lego Movie

Best Film Not in the English Language

Two Days, One Night

Best Documentary

Life Itself

Best Director

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Best Actor

Michael Keaton - Birdman

Best Actress

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

Edward Norton - Birdman

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Best Original Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gone Girl

Best Editing

Birdman

Best Cinematography

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Non-u.S. Release (non-competitive »

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San Francisco Film Critics Hail "Boyhood"

16 December 2014 8:48 AM, PST

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" topped the annual kudos from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle winning Best Picture. The film also won Best Director for Linklater, Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Best Editing.

Here's the full list of winners of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle:

Best picture: Boyhood

Best director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best supporting actor: Edward Norton, Birdman

Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best screenplay, original: Birdman

Best screenplay, adapted: Inherent Vice

Best cinematography: Ida

Best production design: The Best Grand Budapest Hotel

Best editing: Boyhood

Best animated feature: The Lego Movie

Best foreign-language picture: Ida

Best documentary: Citizenfour »

- Manny

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"Birdman" Tops Critics' Choice Awards Nominations! See Full List!

15 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST

Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" tops the nominations for the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards brought to you by the Broadcast Film Critics Association of which I'm a proud voting member! Our deadline to vote for the nomination round was last Friday and I'm happy to say that most of my favorites made it to the final ballot!

"Birdman," which received 13 nods is now competing with "Boyhood," "Gone Girl," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything," "Unbroken," and "Whiplash" for the Best Picture of the Year!

The winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be revealed live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9pm Et/ 6pm Pt. Coincidentally, this is the same day the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Legendary Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show.s host.

Kevin Costner, Ron Howard »

- Manny

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