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Project Almanac Review

4 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The found footage genre is a peculiar one. It rests its laurels on building realism through the urgency and immediacy of the filmed footage. However, quite often, the characters in these films go to such extreme lengths to shoot this footage that one wonders why they are committing to capturing so much extraneous material. Every so often, a genre film will use the recordings in a chilling or original way. However, much of the time, having a character record all of the events on a video camera comes off as a contrived gimmick. The only way a film of this sort can be successful is if the story would not have worked as effectively with a regular, multi-camera staging.

The biggest problem with Project Almanac, a new sci-fi drama aimed at teens, is how rarely its writers convince us that the story should be told through the immediate presence of a video camera. »

- Jordan Adler

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Nominated for Nothing: 'Love Is Strange'

28 January 2015 6:45 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: Ira Sachs's Love Is Strange tells the »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Nominated for Nothing: 'Life Itself'

27 January 2015 6:45 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: Directed by Hoop Dreams' Steve James, Life Itself »

- Ariana Bacle

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Nominated For Nothing: 'Obvious Child'

26 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: The feature-length debut for director Gillian Robespierre, based »

- Emily Blake

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Hugh Grant Turns From Writer To Teacher In Trailer For The Rewrite

23 January 2015 12:56 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For his next romcom, Hugh Grant has reunited with director Marc Lawrence to bring his foppish British charms to another light caper, The Rewrite. This collaborative duo are more prolific than you might think, having previously worked on Two Weeks Notice, Music and Lyrics and Did You Hear About the Morgans? Which leads to the inevitable question, will their next affair venture into new territory?

Ahead of its February release a new trailer has arrived online – so we can hazard a guess at how this might turn out. Keeping in the tradition of the roles he tackled in the aforementioned movies, Grant plays a stubborn, out-of-sorts type who rallies against ‘the man’ and pursues a woman who’s kooky and unorthodox (i.e. she’s probably got dreams.) This time he’s out-of-work screenwriter, Keith Michaels, who once won an award and has since fallen on his luck. So, when »

- Gem Seddon

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'The Rewrite' Trailer Starring Hugh Grant

23 January 2015 12:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A down-on-his-luck writer lands a teaching job that could change his life in the first trailer for The Rewrite. Hugh Grant reunites with director Marc Lawrence for the fourth time, following their collaborations on Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Music and Lyrics and Two Weeks Notice. Their latest dramatic comedy delves into the world of screenwriting, following a once-famous scribe.

Once upon a time, Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant - About a Boy, Love Actually) was an Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter, but divorce and a string of unsuccessful films have left him with nothing but bad debts and blank pages. So when his agent arranges a job as guest screenwriting professor at a remote university in upstate New York, a desperate Keith can't say no. Initially hoping to give minimal effort to actual teaching so he can focus on his next script, Keith unexpectedly finds himself becoming invested in his students lives, »

- MovieWeb

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Nominated for Nothing: 'Snowpiercer'

23 January 2015 11:02 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer is the story of mankind »

- Carolyn L. Todd

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Nominated For Nothing: 'The Immigrant'

22 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: James Gray (Two Lovers, We Own The Night »

- Andrea Towers

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Nominated for Nothing: 'The Babadook'

21 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: The Babadook, a scary movie about an exhausted single mom, »

- Darren Franich

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'The Flash': Grant Gustin on Old Enemies, New Loves and a 'Groundhog Day' Homage!

20 January 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hope you're ready The Flash fans, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

The CW’s comic-book drama is back tonight with a brand-new episode after more than a month off and if you’ve been going through withdrawals, we don’t blame you. Plus, we’re still listing off all those unanswered questions following the bonkers winter finale – Is Harrison Wells really Reverse-Flash? Is Barry done with Iris? Is Eddie close to unmasking The Flash?

Watch: Oh No! 'The Flash's' Barry Allen Has an Identity Crisis

Fortunately, tonight’s return is a doozy, as it marks the anticipated Prison Break reunion between Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as The Flash foes Captain Cold and Heat Wave. Considering all the drama Barry has to deal with already, dealing with angry probably isn’t the best.

We recently caught up with Grant Gustin, the lovable star of The Flash, for the lowdown »

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ reunion coming via an 80s drug film

17 January 2015 8:47 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It seems like the success both critically and commercially for Edge of Tomorrow has got Tom Cruise and Doug Liman thinking about their next move together. This time though — they are leaving out the Groundhog Day aspect of the story.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that Cruise and Liman are set to re-team for Mena, a 1980s drug thriller being made by Universal and CrossCreek. The project was originally being eyed by Ron Howard to direct, who was attached to direct the project when Universal picked it up as a spec by Gary Spinelli for a reported $1 million.

The film tells the story of Barry Seal, a fired Twa pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel. He was later recruited by the DEA and CIA to provide intelligence, with his work tying to the Iran Contra scandal. He was assassinated by Colombians in 1986.

Liman is currently finishing up the documentary, »

- Zach Dennis

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Rope A Dope 2 Is One Of The Best American Fight Comedies Ever Made. Watch It Now.

13 January 2015 3:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It seems reductive to say that Rope A Dope 2 is the best thing to emerge from The Stunt People community to date. It's true, I think, and given that The Stunt People have been very good at what they do for a very long time that's certainly saying something. But this is more than that. A bunch more. It's one of the best martial arts comedies ever to emerge from North America on any level - whether big budget or indie - and judged on any basis. Direction, performance, choreography ... everything is simply fantastic.For those unfamiliar, the original Rope A Dope was essentially a martial arts Groundhog Day with leading man Eric Jacobus living the same sequence of events over and over until...

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'Groundhog Day's' Harold Ramis to receive WGA Awards lifetime achievement award

13 January 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Harold Ramis, the man behind "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day," passed away last February at the age of 69. Like many, the Writers Guild of America hasn't forgotten the impact he made over a 38-year career. The organization announced Tuesday that they will honor the writer/director/actor with the WGA's 2015 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony next month. Ramis' wife, Erica Mann Ramis, and family will accept the award on his behalf. In a release, WGAw Vice President Howard A. Rodman noted, "Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy. His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with 'National Lampoon' and 'Sctv' through 'Animal House,' 'Meatballs,' 'Caddyshack' and 'Ghostbusters,' Ramis' voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways. His unrealized projects »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Harold Ramis Honored by Writers Guild with Screen Laurel Award

13 January 2015 11:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Writers Guild of America West has selected the late Harold Ramis as the recipient of its Laurel Award for screenwriting achievement.

The award will be presented at the WGA Awards ceremony on Feb. 14, with Erica Mann Ramis and family accepting.

Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy,” said WGA West VP Howard A. Rodman. “His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through ‘Animal House,’ ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways.”

“His unrealized projects – an adaptation of ‘Confederacy of Dunces,’ a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with an anticipation that will never be fulfilled,” Rodman added. “And then there’s ‘Groundhog Day,’ one of modern cinema’s few true masterworks, a film that is impeccably crafted, morally astute, »

- Dave McNary

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Wgaw To Honor The Late Harold Ramis With Screen Laurel Award

13 January 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Writers Guild of America, West has chosen late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis to receive its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, awarded to a Writers Guild member who has advanced the literature of motion pictures and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screenwriter. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on Ramis’ behalf at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Harold Ramis  passed away on February 24, 2014 at the age of 69. From today’s announcement:

Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy. His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters, Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways. His unrealized projects – an adaptation of Confederacy of Dunces, a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with »

- Denise Petski

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2015: First Quarter Calendar. What U Waiting For?

13 January 2015 7:17 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

January

13th DGA Nominations ~ Today

15th Merry Christmas ~ It's Oscar Nomination Morning!

15th Bfca "Critics Choice Awards"

btw 16th-28th Oscar qualifiers that have been in hiding start their platform journeys including Still Alice, Cake, Mommy. Other Oscar contenders expand considerably... especially if they win nominations.

16th Paddington, Blackhat, Appropriate Behavior (it's hilarious. Go see it)

19th Martin Luther King Day. Everyone go see Selma again!

23rd Song One (reviewed), and Black Sea

24th PGA Awards

25th SAG Awards 

30th Ace Awards

31st Adg Awards, Annie Awards 

February

2nd Groundhog Day

4th Ves Awards

5th Berlin International Film Festival opens with Nobody Wants the Night

6th Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son which is hopefully not Julianne's Norbit since final Oscar voting starts this very day.

7th DGA Awards

8th BAFTA Awards

13th The Last Five Years (reviewed), Kingsman: The Secret Service, Fifty Shades of Grey

14th Valentine's Day

15th Asc Awards, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Watch: 'Multiplicity 2: Game of Clones' Trailer Hilariously Swaps Michael Keaton for George R.R. Martin

12 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Multiplicity may not be the most beloved movie Harold Ramis directed, but then again when the competition includes Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation and Groundhog Day, that's less of a knock on Multiplicity and more a testament to the sheer greatness of Ramis' other movies. But still, this delightful '90s comedy is kind of hard to hate thanks to Michael Keaton, Michael Keaton, Michael Keaton and Michael Keaton. If you haven't seen it, Multiplicity stars Michael Keaton as a harried husband who clones himself so that he can catch up on his job, wife, chores and everything else he just doesn't have time for in his busy life. Things get out of hand, however, once the clones start cloning themselves. Moderate hilarity and plenty of misunderstandings...

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- Peter Hall

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The Conversation: Drew Morton and Landon Palmer discuss ‘Run Lola Run’

10 January 2015 9:17 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Conversation is a new feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their inaugural piece, they will discuss Tom Tykwer’s film, Run Lola Run (1999).

Landon’s Take

Amongst the many films included in 1999’s “year that changed movies,” Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run seems an essential text. Fifteen years ago, the film blew through national and arthouse borders, presenting an exhilarating image of an approach to filmmaking free from formal restraint or linear narrative logic. An engrossing exercise in style, Tykwer’s breakthrough film seemed to simultaneously beat Hollywood at its own game of fast-paced entertainment, integrate music video aesthetics harmoniously into the machinations of feature filmmaking, and present an art film thoroughly interested in film as an art form looking toward the 21st century, free from the modernist concerns that previously united festival-friendly European exports. »

- Drew Morton

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Bill Maher Applauds Charlie Hebdo's Courage, Slams Fellow Liberals' Response to Muslim Extremism

9 January 2015 2:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Real Time With Bill Maher returns to HBO tonight—and we got a sneak preview of pressing topic No. 1 during Maher's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night. The fellow comedians got right into discussing this week's terrorist attack on the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo, and Maher immediately said that there should be no beating around the bush as to who—or what—was responsible. "It's not a presume!" he insisted. "No, no, it's Muslim terrorists. This happens way too frequently. It's like Groundhog Day, except the groundhog keeps getting its head cut off. Let's give some credit to this newspaper," he added, to much applause. "These »

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Sherlock rides again… and again

4 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Robert Downey Jr., Jonny Lee Miller, Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch have all played Sherlock Holmes in either film or television during the last four years. Now I know that people say that Hollywood reproduces the same shlock year on year, but when it is literally the same character stories recreated, within the time it takes to light a pipe, surely a sense of creativity is missing? As an interesting aside, the two TV Sherlock’s (Miller in Elementary and Cumberbatch in Sherlock) both swapped roles in 2011 throughout a production of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle, at the National Theatre.  Who’d have thought that a deformed and manufactured creature would turn into a monster? And I’m not talking about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The strange thing is the enviable success of each interpretation. Sherlock has run intermittently since 2010, while Elementary is now due to start its third season. »

- Simon Columb

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