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Oscars flashback: 5 reasons I predicted Meg Ryan to win Best Actress for 'When a Man Loves a Woman' in 1994

24 minutes ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Twenty years ago I was still a journalism student, there was no Gold Derby, and I hadn’t even met Tom O’Neil. It was kind of like beginning of “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy was still in Kansas, everything was in black and white, and she had yet to encounter the Wicked Witch of the West. But like O’Neil (and most Gold Derby readers born before the fall of the Berlin Wall) I was already obsessed with the Academy Awards. -Break- And with just a few months remaining in 1994, I felt fairly confident about many of the major races. The Best Picture category seemed to have four locks – “Forrest Gump,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Quiz Show” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” The fifth slot was up for grabs, with the surprise hit British comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral” looking like a real possibility. Even though he had just won Best Actor for 1993’s “Philadelphia, »

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Battle Royale - Throwback Thrills: Round 2 Results

18 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

There were a lot of surprises in the second round of our throwback thrill Battle Royale.

Who would have guessed The Land Before Time's Sharptooth would beat out the 80's babies' greatest nightmare: Skesis from The Dark Crystal? It was a close race, but nowhere near that between Who Framed Roger Rabbit's Judge Doom and Toy Story's Sid. The preteen terror won out with only a handful more votes.

Live action films having been dominating the race, with The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory beating out Fantasia and Dumbo, respectively.

But don’t discount animated movies! The Lion King, Coraline, The Land Before Time, and Toy Storyare still in the running – and they sure are scary.

What throwback thrill do you think will win the Battle Royale? Let us know in the comments below, and check out our bracket for a sneak peek at round three's matchups! »

- Sasha James

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Zombeavers & Other Great Movie Animals

20 October 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today sees the release of Zombeavers, in which a group of spring breakers are terrorized by a horde of killer beavers. It’s sounds ridiculous (because it is, of course) but these bloodthirsty little buggers continue a long tradition of awesome animals on the big screen. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a countdown of some of cinema’s greatest ever beasts.

10. Flying Monkeys – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

What’s more terrifying than an evil pointy-nosed witch? Try an evil pointy-nosed witch with an army of flying monkeys! In the original Oz books, the winged simians were mischievous but intelligent creatures, but by the time they received their big screen debut they’d mutated into the stuff of nightmares.

As Dorothy and her gang find themselves in a darkened forest, the Wicked Witch of the West sends her sinister army to monkey-nap them, and they are returned to the Witch’s castle pronto. »

- David Agnew

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Two

17 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sidney And The Sixties: Real-time 1957-1966

Throughout the 1950s, Hollywood’s relationship with television was fraught: TV was a hated rival but also a source of cheap talent and material, as in the case of the small-scale Marty (1955), which won the Best Picture Oscar. These contradictions were well represented by the apparently “televisual” 12 Angry Men (1957), which began life as a teleplay concerning a jury with a lone holdout who must, and eventually does, convince his fellow jurors of the defendant’s innocence. Its writer, Reginald Rose, persuaded one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Henry Fonda, to become a first-time producer of the film version. Fonda and Rose took basement-low salaries in favor of future points, and hired a TV director, Sidney Lumet, for next to nothing because Lumet wanted a first feature credit. Technically, there’s an opening bit on the courtroom steps that keeps this from being a true real-time film, »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Check Out These 60 Classic Movie Scenes Recreated With Lego

17 October 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A film enthusiast with a penchant for Lego has re-created some of the most famous movie scenes in history for a short film that you can.t help but be charmed by. You can check out his creation below, and it.s a pretty delightful way to spend just over two minutes of your day. Pretty nifty stuff, I think you.ll admit. What makes this video even more remarkable is that a 15-year-old schoolboy by the name of Morgan Spence created it. When I was 15 I couldn.t even turn on an Atari. Spence spent three weeks assembling his rather ingenious short, which pays homage to the likes of Life Of Pi, Titanic, Dracula, The Shining and The Wizard Of Oz. However that doesn.t even come close to documenting the films that Spence has honored. Spence starts off at the Academy Awards where a presenter declares, "Here are »

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When people walk out of cinema screenings

17 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For some, movies are occasionally too violent, vulgar or plain boring to sit through. Ryan recalls some memorable cinema walk-outs...

For better or worse, there’s nothing quite like watching a movie in the cinema. There’s the sense that you’re all sharing a new experience. The feeling of expectancy when a movie the whole audience has been looking forward to seeing unfolds on the screen. The enjoyment of laughing in unison at a golden comic moment.

On the flip side, there’s the uniquely unpleasant sensation of a person behind you kicking the back of your seat. Or the horrendous human being who can’t resist checking his phone for the duration of a movie, meaning you end up having to ignore an eerie blue glow emanating from the corner of your eye for about 120 minutes.

Memories like these, whether good or bad, are all part of the cinema-going experience, »

- ryanlambie

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Battle Royale - Throwback Thrills: Round 1 Results

14 October 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

We're almost half-way through October, our very favourite month of the year. With the colourful changing foliage, the ever-present pumpkin everything and of course, the thrills and chills of Halloween, there's just something about the tenth month of the year that makes us truly giddy with excitement and nostalgia.

So we decided to take the obvious opportunity to cast our minds back and revisit some of our most memorable and chilling childhood moments. Cinematic ones, that is; we don't intend for this stroll down memory lane to result in the need for a therapeutic share circle for anyone. Though given how many of our chosen scenes still bring us shivers and chills decades later, we wouldn't be surprised if we all needed a hug when this Battle Royale is all wrapped up. But is there a film/scene that stands out above the rest? Which moment can we point to and say "yes, »

- Emma Badame

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'Whiplash' star Miles Teller names the movies he saw too young

13 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In Whiplash, Miles Teller plays a high-school drum prodigy traumatized by his bullying music teacher (J.K. Simmons). What films frightened Teller when he was young? We found out when he took our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video and read a transcript below. EW: Who was your first celebrity crush? Teller: My first celebrity crush was Reese Witherspoon, in Pleasantville, I think, was the first thing I saw her in. Yeah. Yeah. I saw her once at Central Park. That's creepy. Scariest movie you saw as a child? Scariest movie I ever saw was Event Horizon when I was, »

- EW staff

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5 Casting Notices to Get You Through the Long Weekend

10 October 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

What better way to spend a long weekend than looking for acting gigs you feel passionate about? Here are five to consider, but if none grab your attention be sure to browse the rest of our casting notices for some opportunities that will! “The Wizard Of Oz”This Fort Atkinson, Wis.-based production is seeking non-Equity dancers who can sing and act for the classic telling of “The Wizard of Oz.” Rehearsals begin Feb. 9, 2015 with a Feb. 26–April 19 run at the Fireside Theatre. This gig offers a competitive salary; housing, meals, and travel will be provided. “Mousetrap”This indie feature film shooting out of Brooklyn, N.Y. is casting its female lead, Naomi, a former model who joins a special forces team at the request of her military father, and four supporting roles—three male and one female. “Mousetrap” shoots in Brooklyn in December with rehearsals going through November. “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, »

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Brad Bird Takes Us To Tomorrowland In First Teaser

9 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Long in development at Disney is Brad Bird's second live-action effort as director, Tomorrowland. Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindleof take the theme land inside Disney parks that focuses on science, technology and the future, and turn it into an adventure tale which looks to be inspired by the likes of Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Ray Bradbury short stories, World's Fair expos, and of course, Walk Disney himself.The first teaser for the film dropped today, and what's so promising about it, is that it isn't bombastic in anyway whatsoever. We are eased into the wonder of such a place with a childlike delight and emphasis on teasing character. We get a little George Clooney narration (he's the reluctant scientist in this whole adventure), and...

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Movie objects that deserve their own spin-off

9 October 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If the Annabelle doll can get a The Conjuring spin-off, what other movie objects are primed for future stardom, ponders James?

Move your mind back through the mists of time to summer 2013 and you may recall the moment that The Conjuring manifested itself in movie theatres. James Wan's film fictionalisation of an astoundingly creepy case handled by American paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) was a huge critical and commercial hit. In fact, earning over $300 million off the back of a budget estimated around $20 million, it's one of the highest-grossing horror flicks of all time.

Naturally, a sequel was ordered and that's due to surface and scare us all over again just before Halloween 2015. Before that, though, audiences itching for more of this particular world (and threatening other worlds) have something novel to enjoy while they wait for the return of the Warrens. »

- ryanlambie

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"Live And Let Die!" James Bond Actor Geoffrey Holder Passes Away At 84

6 October 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"Maaaahvaleous!!" Known for directing and designing costumes for The Wiz, a all-black musical retelling of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Geoffrey Holder has just passed at the age of 84. He was also known for starring in such films as James Bond's Live and Let Die, narrating Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and bringing funner commercials for all as a pitchman for the famous 7-Up soft drink. According to his family's attorney Charles M. Mirotznik, the cause of death began with pneumonia, leading to more complications and ultimately, death. Remember his wife Carmen De Lavallade and their son, Léo in this hard time.   Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian actor, choreographer, director, dancer, painter, costume designer, singer and voice-over artist. »

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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Films: 50-41

2 October 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In the spirit of October, this list will look at scary scenes, but not from the horror classics directed by Craven or Carpenter or even Hitchcock (I’m excluding him, though I argue most of his work isn’t exactly horror). These are from the films that aren’t really meant to scare you. At least, not at the visceral level that horror films do. These are the fifty definitive moments from non-horror films that still made an impact on the “frightening front.” From shocking to creepy to unsettlingly hair raising, these are moments that will stick in your mind long after watching the films, even if they are part of a very different narrative.

50. Toy Story 3 (2010)

Scene: Monkey Security

Video: http://youtu.be/x6QkcJjx-Vo

The third installment of the one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time is also one of the darkest children’s films ever made. »

- Joshua Gaul

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Fashionistas Bring Star Power to Celebrate Academy’s Hollywood Costume Exhibit

2 October 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite the fact that well-dressed celebs like Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Kiernan Shipka joined costume designers like Sandy Powell and Julie Weiss on Oct. 1 at the former Wilshire May Company building for AMPAS’ celebration of its new Hollywood Costume exhibit, curator and costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis maintains that the art of costume design is more than just fashionable garments.

“This is not an exhibition about clothes,” Nadoolman Landis told reporters earlier in the week. “This is an exhibition about the movies, about storytelling, about the characters; how, when you see a movie, you can see it over and over and over again because you want to be in it, you want to be with those people. And it is true, sometimes you want to dress like those people. Sometimes, as I know as a designer of ‘Indiana Jones,’ you want to buy that jacket, you want to buy that hat … why is that? »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Oscar Season Gift From The Academy As Stunning Hollywood Costume Exhibit Premieres At Future Site Of Movie Museum

2 October 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It may not be the Grand Opening celebration that the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences is going to be throwing when they  launch the long-awaited Academy  Museum Of Motion Pictures at some point in 2017 as is now planned,  but the Los Angeles debut of the much-acclaimed Hollywood Costume exhibit imported by the Academy  from the Victoria And Albert Museum in London  is really  something to see.  The Academy’s Ellen Harrington told me at Wednesday night’s opening event (in the space at Wilshire and Fairfax  that will eventually become the Acad’s Museum ) that it took them months just  to get it in the kind of shape needed to house this remarkable exhibit celebrating the art of costume design and its vital importance, in so many ways, to the art  of movies.  With over 150 costumes including 40 newly added ones just for the Los Angeles version this is an »

- Pete Hammond

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Launches Exhibition of Favorite Film Costumes

1 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you've ever wondered what happened to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat from The Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Cavill's Superman cape from Man of Steel or Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the answer is that they're all actually in the same place. These iconic pieces - along with 150 other costumes - will be on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the historic Wilshire May Company building, beginning Oct. 2. "This really reflects 100 years of the costume designers' contribution to the movies, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Launches Exhibition of Favorite Film Costumes

1 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you've ever wondered what happened to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat from The Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Cavill's Superman cape from Man of Steel or Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the answer is that they're all actually in the same place. These iconic pieces - along with 150 other costumes - will be on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the historic Wilshire May Company building, beginning Oct. 2. "This really reflects 100 years of the costume designers' contribution to the movies, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers, Cate Blanchett's ‘Elizabeth’ Gowns Star in Hollywood Costume Exhibit (Photos)

30 September 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Costumes can help bring movies to life and some of the most iconic styles are now being immortalized in a new exhibit opening on Thursday in Los Angeles.  Among the 150 outfits spanning from the 1930s to the present day at the Hollywood Costume exhibit are styles from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Elizabeth,” “Hunger Games,” “Titanic,” “American Hustle” and “The Social Network.” Located at the historic Wilshire May Company Building and curated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and London's Victoria & Albert Museum, the showcase will be open to the public from Oct. 2-Mar. 2, 2015. Also read: ‘Batman v. »

- Debbie Emery

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Look Back at the Best Celebrity Halloween Candids

30 September 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Now that Halloween is just around the corner, we're taking a look at the best candids from celebrities that got in the spirit last year. Lots of stars stepped out for festive parties in elaborate costumes: Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady went with The Wizard of Oz getups, Lea Michele sported matching costumes with a friend, and Naya Rivera dressed as an iconic '90s character. Meanwhile, Paris Hilton gave a nod to Miley Cyrus while Miley Cyrus paid homage to Lil' Kim, Nicole Richie and a pal dressed as Twins, and Beyoncé slipped into a sexy angel costume (we can see her halo!). Take a look at the stars' best Halloween social snaps from 2013 and make sure to check out all our Halloween content for even more inspiration! »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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The Academy Celebrates The Opening of The Hollywood Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles

30 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem and Michelle McCue

“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he’s become a different person.”

Edith Head

On Monday, Wamg attended the press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building.

Taking five years to create, this exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.

Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition »

- Movie Geeks

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