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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

3 hours 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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20th Anniversary Academy Screening of The Shawshank Redemption

22 hours ago | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Los Angeles, CA – A 20th anniversary screening of “The Shawshank Redemption”; restorations of Mary Pickford’s “Little Annie Rooney” and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Bank”; a screening series and panel »

- Ryan Adams

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Camp X-Ray Review

18 October 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Of all the contentious issues that have plagued Barack Obama in his two terms as U.S. President, and there have been many, perhaps none are more simplistic and complicated in equal measure than the question of what to do with the detainee camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A facility that’s outlived its usefulness but remains politically sensitive for the implications of shutting it down, it still sits on the south-eastern shore of Cuba, with 149 men in custody, 76 of whom will never leave.

Camp X-Ray, the feature film debut of Peter Sattler, doesn’t offer an answer to that burning question, and even though the crux of the film is to unnecessarily remind us that Guantanamo’s detainees are people, too, it must be said that Camp X-Ray without a doubt a very well-acted and compelling reminder.

The story is a fictionalized account of life inside “Gitmo,” as a »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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Entertainment Geekly: 'Pulp Fiction,' the video store, and the evolution of movie history

17 October 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

My new apartment doesn't have internet or cable, because I don't know if I want internet or cable. "Not wanting cable" is so hot right now. This week, CBS and HBO announced their intentions to launch streaming-only services. Pause to imagine your retired grandparents who watch NCIS: New Orleans but prefer NCIS: La. Now pause to imagine your prodigal-son cousin who stars in a hipster off-Broadway nude-rap opera. (He plays a a cross-dressing hooker named Threeyoncé.) Now pause to imagine that they both suddenly agree on everything—because when the most successful TV network and the TV network so cool »

- Darren Franich

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David Krumholtz, Patrick Fischler & others join Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!

17 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The ensemble cast for the Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! just got a little bit bigger. THR is reporting David Krumholtz (Serenity, Numbers), Patrick Fischler (2 Guns, Mad Men), Fisher Stevens (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lost) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) have joined the upcoming film, and they'll star alongside George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. Hail, Caesar! will follow Clooney's »

- Jesse Giroux

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Watch Three Clips from The Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial

17 October 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After two tours of the paranormal-plagued Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, the writing/directing duo known as The Vicious Brothers, are stepping out of the asylum’s haunted halls and into the woods for their latest film, Extraterrestrial, now available on VOD. We have three new clips from the movie that show what happens when you engage visitors from the sky.

“From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters comes a different kind of encounter, one of ‘Extraterrestrial’ origin. Still reeling from her parents’ divorce, April (Daytime Emmy winner, Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. Lead by her boyfriend, played by Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter & The Half Blooded Prince, »

- Derek Anderson

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20 Years Of 'The Shawshank Redemption': Watch Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Review Plus Rare Deleted Scenes

15 October 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Get busy livin' or get busy dying," goes one of the many memorable lines in one of American cinema's contemporary classics "The Shawshank Redemption." And that's not an overstatement. From a movie that barely registered when it was released (it was a very busy month in October 1994 with "Pulp Fiction" leading the pack), Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's short story has since become a staple on cable, and simply one of the most beloved movies of the last couple of decades (it currently sits atop the IMDb Top 250). But did the critics like it at the time? Well, two of the most important ones did. We've dug up with the "Siskel & Ebert" review of "The Shawshank Redemption," and it's glowing, effusive stuff. Both have nothing but positive things to say, with Siskel calling it one of the best pictures of the year. If you want an extra treat, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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How 'The Shawshank Redemption' invented Morgan Freeman, and how Morgan Freeman invented himself

14 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Born in Memphis, raised in Mississippi, four years in the Air Force, acted off- and then on-Broadway, spent the '70s on The Electric Company, spent the early '80s on Another World, earned one Oscar nomination as the street smart one in Street Smart, earned another Oscar nomination as the one who wasn't Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, stole Robin Hood from Kevin Costner, almost stole Unforgiven from Clint Eastwood: This is what Morgan Freeman did for his first 57 years on this planet. Technically. But even if you know that Freeman had been a working actor for close to three decades beforehand, »

- Darren Franich

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Screen, British Council celebrate UK Stars at Lff

14 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International is working with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.

A select group of the 2014 stars, and several alumni from past years, will be celebrated at an invitation-only international industry dinner tonight at Kettners.

This is the first time that Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow have been presented at Lff. The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council, said: “Connecting the brightest and best filmmakers, both established and up-and-coming, to international audiences and counterparts is absolutely at the heart of what we do at British Council Film. So we are thrilled to be partnering on this event which will give the UK Stars of Tomorrow a focused opportunity to meet and greet key players from the international »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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The Frank Darabont Collection Blu-ray Set to Debut The Majestic

13 October 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has announced their first Blu-ray title for 2015, a three-movie box set dubbed The Frank Darabont Collection. This set features the 15th Anniversary Edition of The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and for the first-time ever on Blu-ray, The Majestic starring Jim Carrey. It will be available to own beginning February 24, 2015.

The Green Mile Blu-ray will get a new extended version of Walking the Mile, a documentary that features Tom Hanks, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, and Mr. Jingles, the mouse. It also includes all the previously released bonus features that includes a Darabont commentary, screen tests, trailers and more.

The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray is identical to what's already available.

For The Majestic, Warner Bros. is including a trio of bonus features: Movie Within the Movie: Sand Pirates of the Sierra, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.

The Srp for The Frank Darabont Collection on Blu-ray is $29.99 and »

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Made in Chelsea returns: Everything you need to know

13 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It feels like forever since Made in Chelsea: New York was on our screens, so thank goodness the show is back tonight - and, of course, we're back in London's most exclusive postcode.

It's pretty clear that there is loads of drama from New York to deal with, so we caught up with some of the cast at a posh London club - where else? - to find out what's going on. Read on for 14 things you need to know about the new series, from the bois hating each other to Stevie's rapping to romances to new cast members and much, much more...

1. Lucy Watson's sister Tiff has joined the show.

"It's been good," Tiff said. "We've just finished our sixth episode so I'm getting used to it now. At first I was like, 'Argh!' It was a bit scary but no, it's been fun. I'm really enjoying it. »

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Nycc: First look at Charlie Cox as Daredevil, new character details and footage description

11 October 2014 3:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel has taken to the stage at the New York Comic Con to reveal its upcoming Netflix series Daredevil, and following its conclusion two images have been released showing Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and his alter-ego in a Daredevil: Man Without Fear-inspired early prototype version of his costume. Check it out…

Nycc played host to a Daredevil panel moderated by Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and featuring showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk / Kingpin) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), along with new cast additions Toby Moore (Wesley, Fisk’s right hand man), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa, love interest to the Kingpin), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich) and Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley / The Owl). Absent from the panel was Rosario Dawson, although Loeb did reveal that she’s portraying Claire Temple, “a Nurse who works at Night. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Month 'Pulp Fiction' Broke: Ranking The Films Of October 1994

9 October 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Nostalgia is a dangerous thing, and right about now, with the many think pieces and fond memorials of the 20th anniversary of "Pulp Fiction" that have been doing the rounds, it feels quite easy to lapse into an overly sentimentalized view of the past as being somehow better than what we've got today. Because we like to kick against that a bit, and because we're total masochists who enjoy dredging up deservedly forgotten dross and forcing ourselves to sit through it, we recently looked back 30 years and ranked the films of Summer 1984. Finding ourselves in grave danger of going "Hey, October 1994 had 'Pulp,' 'Hoop Dreams,' 'The Shawshank Redemption,' and more all open within a few days of each other, weren't the old days great?" we decided to do it again, only this time skipping back a mere two decades and covering the releases from just this one month. »

- The Playlist Staff

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Jeffrey Katzenberg to Headline London Film Festival Industry Program

1 October 2014 5:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will headline the industry events program at the BFI London Film Festival in a keynote conversation with fest director Clare Stewart.

Another onstage interview in the program will be with director Stephen Frears, who will be joined by Scott Foundas, chief film critic of Variety, and one of the festival’s Official Competition jurors. They will discuss Frears’ career and approach to directing. The event is presented in association with Variety.

Other interviewees include Bruna Papandrea, producer of “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon, and executive producer of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” and British filmmaker Peter Strickland, who has two films in the festival, “Bjork Live: Biophilia” and “The Duke of Burgundy,” and will be joined by his “Biophilia” co-director Nick Fenton.

The festival will bring filmmakers and industry delegates together for a series of debates.

A roundtable session hosted by Ed Vaizey, minister »

- Leo Barraclough

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Screen, British Council to present Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Screen to present UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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10 promising indie videogames at Egx

26 September 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Aside from all the Aaa videogames on the horizon, there are also these indie gems to look forward to...

There are all kinds of big, expensive games vying for your attention at an event like Egx, which took place in London over the weekend. But among all the giant marquees, inflatable stands and multi-million dollar titles with queues a mile long to play them, there are all kinds of smaller indie games just waiting to be found.

In fact, there were so many indie games at Egx's Rezzed - the section of the event dedicated to small, independent developers - that we simply couldn't play them all. But below you'll find a sample of our ten favourites, ranging from shooters to platformers and puzzlers to atmospheric adventures. These games don't necessarily have huge budgets and a staff of hundreds, but they're full of great ideas and, as far as we're concerned, »

- ryanlambie

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10 Perfect Moments From The Shawshank Redemption

23 September 2014 3:07 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Twenty years ago this week, the film that we all know and love as The Shawshank Redemption was released in theaters. What started as a theatrical bomb that made little to no noise at the box office turned into a massive home video hit, a cable viewing staple for any good lazy weekend, and the top film on IMDb's top 250 list. What makes Frank Darabont's first motion picture in the director's chair different from any under-appreciated gem in the last 20 years of filmmaking is that for all intents and purposes, it's a perfect film. Every line, every note, and every moment of The Shawshank Redemption hits you the exact same way that it did the first time you saw it. It's eminently quotable, memorably beautiful, and reads like an adult's bedtime story through the smooth voice of Morgan Freeman. Yet Shawshank's perfection lies not in the fact that everyone »

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This is the Part I Really Like: Top ten movie-in-movie moments

23 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sometimes it’s just a joke, sometimes it has hidden meaning, and sometimes it’s simply the director showing off their eclectic taste in all things celluloid (read: Quentin Tarantino). But one thing’s for sure: the annals of cinema history are littered with movie-in-movie moments.

The granddaddy of movie-in-movie moments comes from The Shawshank Redemption – released twenty years ago today. So in honour of its anniversary, we thought we’d go all “meta” by looking back at ten of the most memorable movie-in-movie moments to grace the multiplex.

Gilda (1946) in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Though it’s probably a little bit cruel to show prison inmates Rita Hayworth at her finest, this 40’s classic plays a prominent role in the film’s plot as Andy later uses a poster from the 1946 noir to cover the entrance to the tunnel that he’s painstakingly carved out of the prison walls.

The Evil Dead »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Hulu Announces Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Series Order

23 September 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Hulu‘s original content doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but things may change soon as Stephen King and J.J. Abrams join the mix. They’ve announced a series order for the nine-episode event based on King’s 11/22/63. The alt-history novel that surrounds the Kennedy assassination is not only a great story, and one that King himself believes fits the format, it will be an interesting series that may open some doors.

There are a lot of alt-history works that I’d like to see, whether as series or films, and something has to sell the genre to the money people. Plus, Hulu has several fantastic shows, and you don’t hear enough about them. Maybe something that has a lot of roads to attention will pull in a big range of new potential Hulu fans, who will then check out more content.

Check out all the info below, »

- Marc Eastman

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