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Oscars: How Well Do the Motion Picture Sound Editors Predict the Best Sound Editing Winner?

23 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

La La Land’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate; Summit Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.

Nominated alongside Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land in the best sound editing category at this year’s Oscars are Arrival, Sully, and Deepwater Horizon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Damien Chazelle’s modern musical will take home the trophy by overtaking Mel Gibson’s big Hollywood return. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Uma Thurman: Turning down Lord of the Rings role was “one of the worst decisions ever made”

22 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kill Bill star Uma Thurman recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her role in the television series Imposters, but was also asked about the specifics regarding turning down the role of Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings.

“Yes. It was a very long time ago, and I do consider it one of the worst decisions ever made,” said Thurman. “But I had just had my first child, and I just – I don’t know, I was a little housebound… It’s really definitely a regret.”

The role of Eowyn eventually went to Miranda Otto, who can now be seen on television in Fox’s new series 24: Legacy.

Would you liked to have seen Uma Thurman play Eowyn in Lord of the Rings? Let us know in the comments below… »

- Robert Kojder

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Uma Thurman says not doing Lord of the Rings was one of her worst decisions

22 February 2017 7:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Lord Of The Rings trilogy remains one of the great cinematic landmarks of all time, raking in billions of dollars and a wheelbarrow of Oscars. Fans know those movies back to back, and the series has truly stood the test of time. So much of this is true that some actors are still kicking themselves for not jumping on the horse when they had the chance. During an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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Marvel’s Iron Fist gets a new poster and featurette

22 February 2017 2:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over three weeks to go until Iron Fist arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new poster for the upcoming Marvel series, along with a featurette entitled ‘I Am Danny’ which sees star Finn Jones discussing his character’s story and includes some previously unseen footage Take a look here…

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th and sees Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny Rand alongside Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role

21 February 2017 6:06 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise. "I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise. "It was a very long time ago, and I do… »

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Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role

21 February 2017 6:06 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise. "I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise. "It was a very long time ago, and I do… »

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From Game of Thrones to the Gunpowder Plot, Kit Harington Confirmed for the BBC’s Gunpowder

20 February 2017 4:55 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Game of Thrones has been good to Jon Snow actor, Kit Harington since he first appeared back in 2011. His role catapulted his name into the league of prominent actors and he has landed some major roles. The newest to come to fruition is the BBC’s new three-part historical drama, Gunpowder.

Related: Kit Harington Interview – Testament of Youth and Game of Thrones Season 5

Back in October last year Harington was rumoured to be part of the Guy Fawkes inspired story but it’s taken until now for that confirmation to come through with filming due to start this month (February). Harington will not only be appearing in front of camera but also serving as executive producer. However, his vested interest in this production doesn’t stop there, with Kudos producing in association with his own Thriker Films.

Gunpowder will tell the historical story of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot: »

- Zehra Phelan

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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor Race

17 February 2017 7:44 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceAdriana Floridia2/17/2017 10:44:00 Am

The Best Actor race just got exciting.

For most of the season, it looked like the winner in this category was set. Casey Affleck had been winning nearly every accolade imaginable for his masterful performance in Manchester by the Sea. However, this changed when Denzel Washington won the Screen Actors Guild award for his turn in Fences. Suddenly, we aren't so sure about Affleck winning the Oscar, as the winner of the SAG usually goes on to win the top prize.

While it's unlikely, the other three contenders could pull an upset, and if anyone were going to it may be Ryan Gosling. His co-star in La La Land, Emma Stone, is just about set to win the Oscar for Best Actress, »

- Adriana Floridia

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‘The Great Wall’ Review: It’s Not Hollywood Whitewashing, It’s Just an Awful Movie

16 February 2017 10:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

First, there was that inexplicable half-hour climax in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which exported the entire cast to Beijing. Now, Matt Damon’s battling mystical forces in medieval China. Hollywood and China’s terminally awkward shotgun wedding continues with “The Great Wall,” a clunky, effects-riddled blockbuster in which a humorless Damon joins forces with major Chinese director Zhang Yimou for a project that suits neither of their talents. There’s little need for good performances or filmmaking when every scene has been calculated to serve the bottom line.

Assailed in the West for presenting a white savior at the center of an Asian cast, the movie’s racial violations aren’t as egregious as some early critics claimed. Instead, the bland story finds Damon and two other white actors surrounded by a largely Asian cast in a Chinese-approved adventure (where it’s already generating strong, though not blockbuster, box office »

- Eric Kohn

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The top 37 movie Lego sets you can buy right now

16 February 2017 6:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 24, 2017

Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jurassic World and more: it’s our rundown of the coolest Lego movie kits on the market...

There’s nothing quite like building an iconic film scene/location using colourful bricks and a little booklet of instructions. It brings the magic of the movies right into your front room, and it kills time very easily.

See related  Doctor Who: Chris Chibnall on his approach to casting Doctor Who Christmas special: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio review

Lego has been lovingly recreating the films we love in miniature form for years, spanning Star Wars, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World and much much more. Here are 37 of our favourites...

Nb: if you click on a few of the links in this article, it supports the site. Up to you!

S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Let’s start with an absolute beauty: this Avengers-inspired S. »

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Nearly Included Daniel Day-Lewis, Moriarty From ‘Sherlock Holmes’ as Villains

13 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warning: This post contains spoilers about “The Lego Batman Movie

Read More: ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Review: Bruce Wayne Has Never Been So Much Fun

If you think it’s hard to keep track of all the bad guys that show up in “The Lego Batman Movie,” you should see the original list of villains that the filmmakers wanted to give cameos. In addition to the usual Batman bad guys, like the Riddler, Bane, Two-Face, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, several villains from other popular films make appearances. These include Voldemort from “Harry Potter,” the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz,” Sauron from “The Lord of the Rings.”

The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay recently told EW that he had high hopes that some bizarre bad guys could also work their way into the story, including Daniel Day-Lewis’ Bill “The Butcher” Cutting from “Gangs of New York, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Trying to Remember the Virtues of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

11 February 2017 3:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the first look featurette for Avengers: Infinity War, Samuel Brace tries to remember the virtues of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Here there lies a conundrum.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a curious thing. It’s of course a very popular thing, but curious none the less. I enjoy the fruit that it offers. With some notable exceptions, I do find their films to be fun. Recalling at this present moment, only one definitively bad film comes to mind. Perhaps another poor one, but the rest range, no doubt, from good to truly excellent. Given how many movies make up the franchise, that’s not a bad record. It’s not bad at all. The vehicle that they have constructed however has its problems, and more often than not, these problems obfuscate the genuine enjoyment that I am able to garner from the experience. Time and again I find myself calling them out, »

- Samuel Brace

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‘The Final Defender’ promo for Marvel’s Iron Fist

10 February 2017 9:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been an exciting week for Iron Fist fans – we’ve had a brand new trailer and a first clip from the upcoming Netflix series, and now with exactly five weeks to go until its premieres on the streaming service a new promo has arrived online for the upcoming Marvel series entitled ‘The Last Defender’; take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Iron Fist here

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th and sees Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny »

- Amie Cranswick

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Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom star in trailer for Unlocked

10 February 2017 7:58 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom enter the world of high octane violence movies with the brand new trailer for Unlocked, an action thriller centred on Rapace, terrorists and Bloom, who, from what we can gather, just tags along for the ride.

Related: Noomi Rapace Interview on The Drop

The trailer for Unlocked, has no thrills, airs or graces and quite frankly looks like a run of the mill action film with a badass female having to save the day all the whilst fighting off highly trained men in an effort to get the terrorist back to London? We’ve all seen Rapace in full blown action, Orlando Bloom – in a role that isn’t at all clear – just seems to have wanted to associate his name with an action film, maybe to get it back on track? Who knows but the proof will be in the pudding as they say. »

- Zehra Phelan

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Oscars: Viggo Mortensen on 'Captain Fantastic,' Donald Trump and That 'Lord of the Rings' Reunion

10 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Since The Lord of the Rings, Mortensen has shied away from blockbusters, instead opting for complex indies like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, for which he received a lead actor Oscar nomination. Now he's scored his second for Captain Fantastic, in which he plays a counterculture dad raising his six kids in the wilderness and resisting modern societal norms.

Ahead of the Academy Awards, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Mortensen to talk about how different he is from his unconventional character, why the film is more relevant than ever before in light of the Trump administration and the story behind that Lord of the »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Colleen Wing shows off her skills in clip from Marvel’s Iron Fist

8 February 2017 1:56 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a new trailer for Iron Fist [watch it here], and now Netflix has released the first clip from the upcoming Marvel series which sees Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) showing off her martial arts skills; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th and sees Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny Rand alongside Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup (90210) as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Mortal Engines Sets Hera Hilmar As Female Lead

7 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s not everyday Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh – two parts of the creative driving force behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies – pledge their support to a budding film franchise, so it’s small wonder why Mortal Engines has already generated so much excitement.

An adaptation of Philip Reeve’s dystopian novel series, Jackson and Walsh initially signed on to produce the big-screen rendition of Mortal Engines many moons ago, and are currently in the process of constructing a screenplay with Philippa Boyens and Christian Rivers. The latter was elected director on the project late last year, and just recently we learned that Robert Sheehan and Fantastic Beasts star Ronan Raftery had climbed on board. According to Variety, we can now add Hera Hilmar’s name to that preliminary cast list, as the up-and-coming actress has been set as the film’s female lead.

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- Michael Briers

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Marvel’s Iron Fist gets a new trailer, watch it here

7 February 2017 7:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has just released a brand new trailer for its next Marvel series Iron Fist, which sees former Game of Thrones star Finn Jones taking on the role of Danny Rand. Check it out below, along with an updated synopsis…

See Also: Finn Jones’ Danny Rand featured in new Iron Fist promotional images

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th and sees Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny Rand alongside Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum, »

- Gary Collinson

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Newcomer Hera Hilmar Lands Female Lead in Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’

6 February 2017 5:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hera Hilmar has closed a deal for the female lead of Universal and Mrc’s adaptation of Philip Reeve’s “Mortal Engines,” which will be written and produced by Peter Jackson.

Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will co-write the film with Christian Rivers directing. Mrc and Universal are co-financing the movie, with Universal also serving as worldwide distributor.

Jackson and Walsh have been involved with the project for several years, having optioned the rights from Scholastic in 2001. Ken Kamins — Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens’ longtime manager — brought the project to Mrc.

Zane Weiner (“The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies), Amanda Walker (“The Hobbit”), and Deborah Forte (“The Golden Compass”) are serving as producers, along with Walsh and Jackson. Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “District 9”) will executive produce, while Boyens co-produces.

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- Justin Kroll

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Finn Jones’ Danny Rand featured in new Iron Fist promotional images

4 February 2017 2:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a batch of stills from Netflix’s latest Marvel series Iron Fist [see here], and now we have a couple of promotional images featuring Finn Jones’ Danny Rand showing off his chest tattoo, along with a new banner for the show; check them out here…

See Also: Finn Jones on Danny Rand’s journey from Iron Fist to The Defenders

Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th and sees Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny Rand alongside Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup (90210) as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum, »

- Gary Collinson

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