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James Franco’s Movie Column: How Richard Linklater Inspired My Work

5 August 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James + Semaj is a column where James Franco talks to his reverse self, Semaj, about new films. Rather than a conventional review, it is place where James and Semaj can muse about ideas that the films provoke. James loves going to the movies and talking about them. But a one-sided take on a movie, in print, might be misconstrued as a review. As someone in the industry it could be detrimental to James’s career if he were to review his peers, because unlike the book industry—where writers review other writer’s books—the film industry is highly collaborative, and a bad review of a peer could create problems. So, assume that James (and Semaj) love all these films. What they’re interested in talking about is all the ways the films inspire them, and make them think. James is me, and Semaj is the other side of me. »

- James Franco

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Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

27 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron »

- Movie Geeks

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Paul Newman Talks About The Joy (And Pain) Of Finally Winning His Oscar In 1987 Interview – Watch

30 June 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Color of Money” wasn’t a Martin Scorsese project: iI was a Paul Newman project. The acclaimed actor, an enormous fan of “Raging Bull,” wrote the director a fan letter asking to make a picture based on a 1984 novel by Walter Tevis. The resulting film is one of Scorsese’s most uncharacteristic, framing the story as comeback narrative for Newman’s pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson — though it’s arguable they never really show him leaving the game at all.

The final film lets Newman’s star persona bounce off the power of a rising Tom Cruise in an oddly sweet and optimistic package, one that would finally win Paul Newman his first Oscar in 1987 for Best Actor. A few weeks before the ceremony, Newman sat down with “Film 87” host Russell Harty to talk about that elusive trophy, as well as what it’s like to be Paul Newman »

- Russell Goldman

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Do sequels ever really work when decades have passed since the first film?

27 June 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I still haven’t seen Independence Day: Resurgence, and there’s a good chance I won’t. When 20th Century Fox made the decision not to screen the film for Us press in advance of the film’s opening, they sent a very clear message to anyone paying attention, and it’s a message that I believe more and more studios would love to send to critics, especially on their giant event films: not only do we not need you, but we don’t want you. At all. And it’s true. Studios don’t really need to screen movies for critics. It’s a professional agreement that we all participate in, but more and more often, studios screen later and almost begrudgingly. I am amazed how many times this year alone I’ve had to basically beg to even find out when or if a screening is happening. The »

- Drew McWeeny

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These 12 Actors Hold the Record for Most Oscar Noms

17 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Oscar nominations spawned new records for some of Hollywood’s most decorated actors. Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet both received their seventh nominations, joining an exclusive club that includes Ingrid Bergman, Richard Burton, Judi Dench, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, Greer Garson, and Dustin Hoffman; every actor except Burton is an Oscar winner. Sylvester Stallone’s nomination for his performance as Rocky Balboa in “Creed” comes 39 years after originating the role in “Rocky.” This breaks Paul Newman’s 25-year record set for his portrayal of “Fast Eddie” Felson in 1961’s “The Hustler” and then again in 1986’s “The Color of Money.” The latter performance landed the actor an Oscar. Meanwhile, at 25, Jennifer Lawrence becomes the youngest person to receive four acting nominations. The following 12 actors are currently Oscar’s record-holders for receiving the most nominations. Meryl Streep (19 Nominations)Streep has an unprecedented run with the Oscars. Her 19 nominations »

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Berlin: Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus Talks About Working with Martin Scorsese

14 February 2016 4:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus has had a major impact on German and U.S cinema, working with such acclaimed filmmakers as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Scorsese, Volker Schloendorff, Francis Ford Coppola, Wolfgang Petersen and Robert Redford. After helping to define the look of New German Cinema, Ballhaus moved Stateside, where he began his longtime collaboration with Scorsese, which included such films as “The Color of Money,” “Goodfellas,” “Gangs of New York” and “The Departed.” In 2014, Ballhaus released his autobiography, “Bilder im Kopf,” in which he discusses the gradual loss of his vision due to glaucoma. The 66th Berlinale is honoring Ballhaus with an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement, he is the subject of the festival’s Homage.

How did your long collaboration with Rainer Werner Fassbinder prepare you for your career in the U.S.?

It helped a lot because he was not an easy director. He was very »

- Ed Meza

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David Simon’s porn drama The Deuce gets a series order from HBO

22 January 2016 12:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has given a series pickup to The Deuce, a new drama from David Simon (The Wire), George Pelecanos (Treme) and Richard Price (The Color of Money), which is set to star James Franco (The Interview) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight).

The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.”

The Deuce is one of two projects from Simon in the works at HBO, with the second a political drama set on Capitol Hill.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Compton,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Furious 7’ Win at Music Supervisors Awards

21 January 2016 10:09 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Guild of Music Supervisors proved not too white with such fare as “Straight Outta Compton,” “Empire” and “Bessie” — all chronicling the African-American experience through music — claiming top honors Thursday night at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The sixth annual affair, each more widely attended than the last — the Ace’s reconstituted ’20s-era gothic movie palace being its most lavish venue yet — represented another display of camaraderie between this coterie of gatekeepers, curators and rights procurers, and the studio and network music heads, publishers, composers and lyricists and their handlers who court their favors.

As one presenter said, “a meaningful synch can break a band,” hinting at stakes involved for emerging artists.

A swinging jazz trio in the lobby prior to the ceremony gave an analog charm to the proceedings while performers during included Andra Day (song nominee for “Meru”).

In addition to “Compton” in »

- Steve Chagollan

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‘Compton,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Furious 7’ Win at Music Supervisors Awards

21 January 2016 10:09 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Guild of Music Supervisors proved not too white with such fare as “Straight Outta Compton,” “Empire” and “Bessie” — all chronicling the African-American experience through music — claiming top honors Thursday night at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The sixth annual affair, each more widely attended than the last — the Ace’s reconstituted ’20s-era gothic movie palace being its most lavish venue yet — represented another display of camaraderie between this coterie of gatekeepers, curators and rights procurers, and the studio and network music heads, publishers, composers, songwriters and their handlers who court their favors.

As one presenter said, “a meaningful synch can break a band,” hinting at stakes involved for emerging artists.

A swinging jazz trio in the lobby prior to the ceremony gave an analog charm to the proceedings while performers during included Andra Day (song nominee for “Meru”).

In addition to “Compton” in the »

- Steve Chagollan

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Oscar Nominations: Surprising Factoids About 2016’s Contenders

14 January 2016 10:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Several records were set in nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, with plenty of oddities and eyebrow-raisers as well.

The top two vote-getting films, “The Revenant” (with 12 nominations) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (with 10), both starred Tom Hardy, who scored his first nom for the former.

With today’s best actress nom for “Joy,” 25-year-old Jennifer Lawrence is now the youngest actor ever — male or female — to earn four Oscar nods.

Mad Max” opened in May, the only best-pic contender that didn’t bow domestically in the fourth quarter. Three launched in October (“The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies” and “Room”), two in November (“Brooklyn,” “Spotlight”) and two others in December (“The Big Short,” “The Revenant”). Of the eight best-pic hopefuls, “Revenant” is the only one that hadn’t debuted at a film festival.

With its five nominations, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” now has 30 nominations for the franchise, tying it with “Lord of the Rings. »

- Tim Gray

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