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Watch a Fan ask James Franco to Prom -- Did He Say 'Yes'?!

12 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s no secret that people all around the world have crushes on James Franco, but one teen took her love for the actor to a whole new (and adorable) level – by asking the actor to prom!

The ambitious student, Bianca Figueroa, first uploaded her “promposal” to YouTube and then posted a snippet to her Instagram account writing, “My senior prom is April 18th. I am a huge @jamesfrancotv fan and it would be my dream and make my entire life if he were to go with me. So please share this and tag him a million times! Lol use the hashtag#FrancoPromposal”

In her creative video, she proves how much she adores the 36-year-old actor by referencing several of his famous roles – including Oz in The Wizard of Oz and Danny Desario in the television hit “Freaks and Geeks.”

"Will you be the Michael to my Bennett, the Oz to my Galinda, the Daniel »

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

4 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition: Last chance to visit

26 February 2015 9:55 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The critically acclaimed exhibition Hollywood Costume, in the final days of its worldwide tour at Los Angeles’s historic Wilshire May Company building, will have extended hours through its closing on Monday, March 2. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Costume celebrates and examines costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. It brings together more than 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the present, including such treasures as the Academy’s pair of the original ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” (Adrian, 1939) shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress. Hollywood Costume is sponsored by Swarovski and curated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Academy Award®-nominated costume designer and founding director of UCLA’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design. Extended Hours For Final Days: Thursday, February 26, 11 a.m. »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Berlinale 2015 Mubi Coverage Roundup

24 February 2015 10:54 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Below you will find our total coverage of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. New interviews will be added to the index as they are published.

Correspondences

Between Adam Cook and Daniel Kasman

#1

Introduction by Daniel Kasman

#2

Adam Cook continues the festival introduction

#3

Daniel Kasman on Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room, Jafar Panahi's Taxi

#4

Adam Cook on Jem Cohen's Counting, Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room, Jafar Panahi's Taxi

#5

Daniel Kasman on Berlin Critics' Week, Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache's Brûle la mer, Kevin B. Lee's Transformers: The Premake, Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth

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Adam Cook on Pablo Larraín's The Club, Kidlat Tahimik's Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, Wim Wenders' Everything Will Be Fine

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Daniel Kasman on Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, Patricio Guzmán's The Pearl »

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The Night They Raided Minsky’s | Blu-ray Review

24 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Following his directorial debut, the 1967 Sonny and Cher vignette flick Good Times, director William Friedkin struggled through a couple of projects before landing his first really provocative title with 1970’s The Boys in the Band. Of course, following that would be The French Connection and so on and so forth. But prior to that, Friedkin helmed a period piece penned and produced by Norman Lear, The Night They Raided Minsky’s, which more or less depicts the accidental invention of stripping during the golden period of burlesque. Plagued by various production issues, including the death of Bert Lahr (you know him as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz) during filming, the initial cut of the film was famously termed ‘disastrous,’ and the title would be retooled for nine months by editor Ralph Rosenblum and finally see release a year after production ended. While not quite charming or as »

- Nicholas Bell

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Oscars 2015 Comcast Ad Shows a Blind Girl Imagining The Wizard of Oz: Heartwarming Video

23 February 2015 4:54 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

An emotional new Comcast commercial, which aired during the broadcast of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, features a blind girl imagining her version of The Wizard of Oz. The instantly viral ad, which stars a 7-year-old girl named Emily, promotes Comcast's new talking guide, which allows visually impaired people to channel-surf through the "first talking guide" ever. The 60-second ad begins with Emily sharing how she envisions characters from her favorite movie. "I think about the shape," the little girl says as a tornado whirls [...] »

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Meet the 7-Year-Old Blind Girl Behind 'Emily's Oz' Oscar Ad

23 February 2015 3:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rarely does a television commercial elicit the emotional impact of an Oscar-nominated drama. But "Emily's Oz" - an advertisement that aired during Sunday's award show - melted hearts around the world by offering a creative answer to a difficult question: What do blind people experience when they watch a movie?In the commercial, a crew of professional artists and film producers bring to life the Land of Oz - as imagined (and directed) by Emily, an amazingly creative 7-year-old blind girl from Iowa. "I think about the shape, I think about color, and I also think about sound," whose family »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Comcast Reduces the Internet to Tears with Wizard of Oz-Themed Oscars Ad

22 February 2015 9:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars can be Hollywood's own Super Bowl, presenting some of the year's most exciting advertisements. This year's breakout Oscars commercial was easily Comcast's ad "Emily's Oz," which promoted its new talking guide technology for people with visual disabilities. In the minute-long spot, a young blind girl describes what she sees in her mind's eye while watching 1939 Best Picture nominee The Wizard of Oz. From a Tin Man with "a big toe the size of a house" to a Cowardly Lion "the size of a toy poodle" and a scarecrow witih wooden teeth, the girl's re-envisioning of the silver screen classic is absolutely magical. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Watch The Incredible 2015 Oscars Opening Song

22 February 2015 6:14 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One can't imagine how nervous Neil Patrick Harris must have been backstage in the moments before the official start of this year's Academy Award ceremony, but all those jitters obviously left the stage once the show began. How do we know? Because his opening number, titled "Moving Pictures," is absolutely fantastic. Check it out below! As seen above, Neil Patrick Harris certainly hasn't lost his singing chops. The host's opening number, brought to us by Time, paid tribute to the long history of movies through a lyric-driven tune paired up with a montage of clips from classic films - like the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, the feel-good Kevin Costner-led Field of Dreams, and everybody's favorite Patrick Swayze pic Ghost (okay, maybe our second favorite). They even gave a shout out to some of our bigger effects driven movies like Star Wars and The Avengers, which was pretty cool. »

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Lady Gaga will perform a tribute to 'The Sound of Music' on the Oscars

22 February 2015 5:29 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been revealed that Lady Gaga will be performing a tribute to the 1965 Best Picture-winning musical "The Sound of Music" on the 87th annual Academy Awards. Speaking ahead of the show, the pop star said the film, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, "changed music." The news was revealed by Fandango's Dave Karger on the red carpet. Last year, Oscarcast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan folded the world of pop music into the world of movies for a 75th anniversary celebration of "The Wizard of Oz" performed by Pink. Looks like they're up to it again. Stay tuned for more from the 87th Academy Awards as it happens. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards — Final Results — 2014 Films

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 342 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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Best Blockbuster

7.87 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.80 The Lego Movie

7.57 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7.48 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.96 Big Hero 6

6.68 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

6.40 American Sniper

5.09 Maleficient

3.63 Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Funniest »

- Jeff Bayer

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Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies

21 February 2015 10:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ah, the sweet sound of success! Even more relevant in this movie article is the sweet movement of success. Thus, Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies will highlight some of the top-notch dance steps where moving your feet to the music is essential. Now this does not have to necessary be exclusive to musical-oriented films or dance-related flicks but hey…it could not hurt either, right?

Nevertheless folks, how about we take a free-wheeling look at some of the selections that were memorable (some more than others) spotlighted here in Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies were your finger-snapping, feet-stomping urges overcome you. Perhaps you have your brand of acceptable dance moments not included in this group? Well, let your thoughts be known if you feel compelled to do so. In the meantime, sit back and check out some of »

- Frank Ochieng

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Berlinale 2015. Correspondences #11

16 February 2015 8:06 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Cyclops Observes the Celestial Bodies

Dear Adam,

I want to quibble with you on a point you made about an art installation in the Forum Expanded section. Discussing the simple but strangely transfixing Je proclame la destruction, you wrote to me of the order of its two shots, of first the radical speaker coming to the microphone and then the young student hero pushing through the crowd. But this installation was on loop—couldn't it be the other way around, that the hero enters, we see an empty stage, and then the radical steps up to declare destruction? I don't recall Robert Bresson's original film (from which these two shots are taken) enough to know the order, but one of the shifting pleasures of this installation was how sometimes one shot seemed to precede the other, only for the continual repetition to shift that sense of time and causality. »

- Daniel Kasman

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Painted Gold for EW's Dazzling Oscars Cover

12 February 2015 5:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He's the man with the golden touch. Neil Patrick Harris has been a masterful master of ceremonies at both the Emmy Awards and the Tony Awards. And now he's Oscar's golden boy, too - quite literally so on Entertainment Weekly's new cover. As he prepares to host the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22 - a routine that includes verbal calisthenics and plenty of vegetable juice - the actor, 41, also reveals to EW which movies were key touchstones in his life. The 1982 version of Annie, for one. "My interest in musicals started with Annie," the How I Met Your Mother and Gone Girl actor says. »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Berlinale 2015. Correspondences #4

8 February 2015 7:04 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Dear Danny,

You describe the Maddin and Panahi well, and we have similar takes on them—but please allow me to digress before I address those films, as I’ve just come out of Jem Cohen’s Counting, and I’d like to take advantage of its freshness in my mind. Organized into 15 chapters, the film more or less documents certain excerpts from the filmmaker’s travels over the past three years. The chapters vary in length and focus, with different headings & descriptions (“New York City, 2012-2014,” “The Millions,” etc.), and taking place in different locations across the globe (Moscow, Porto, Istanbul). Entirely made up of subjective glimpses of these places, the film resembles a diary or travelogue—but in spite of its seeming slightness in its minute pieces, in total it is a perceptive and honest record of the world today. Cohen understands the limitations of the image, of »

- Adam Cook

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Movie Review – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

5 February 2015 7:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter Ascending, 2015

Written and directed by The Wachowskis

Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie RedmayneDouglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton

Synopsis:

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

In an age where comic book movies, reboots, remakes and films based on toys reign supreme, a movie like Jupiter Ascending should be praised for at least being “original”. It’s a movie that doesn’t play it safe with its $175 million budget and instead makes the sort of film one wouldn’t expect to see in this age of cinema. And who better to do this than The Wachowskis, who wowed us back in 1999 with the fantastic The Matrix, »

- Luke Owen

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Berlinale 2015. Correspondences #1

4 February 2015 4:11 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Dear Adam,

What a pleasure to be at another film festival with you. Despite the frenzy of activity, the audiences and the society of such events, I tend to find them lonely places, so much time in the dark with your own thoughts, so many single-minded scrambles from venue to venue, most conversations before the late hours being mere passing salutations or monosyllabic recommendations. The only other time I’ve been able to strike up a correspondence like this is with the inimitable Fernando F. Croce during Toronto’s film festival, and I count myself lucky to be able to resume this missive format with you. It’ll be good to have a place to chat, both out there, in Berlin, and here.

This year, for the first in many, I have optimistically opted to visit the Berlin International Film Festival rather than attend the International Film Festival Rotterdam, mainly »

- Daniel Kasman

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Cinematographers pick the best-shot films of all time

4 February 2015 12:31 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Stumbling across that list of best-edited films yesterday had me assuming that there might be other nuggets like that out there, and sure enough, there is American Cinematographer's poll of the American Society of Cinematographers membership for the best-shot films ever, which I do recall hearing about at the time. But they did things a little differently. Basically, in 1998, cinematographers were asked for their top picks in two eras: films from 1894-1949 (or the dawn of cinema through the classic era), and then 1950-1997, for a top 50 in each case. Then they followed up 10 years later with another poll focused on the films between 1998 and 2008. Unlike the editors' list, though, ties run absolutely rampant here and allow for way more than 50 films in each era to be cited. I'd love to see what these lists would look like combined, however. I imagine "Citizen Kane," which was on top of the 1894-1949 list, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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