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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Actors-turned-directors: The good, the bad and the unwatchable

11 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?

We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.

The career-changers

Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.

As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »

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Memorable Highlights From The 2015 TCM Film Festival

29 March 2015 9:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe descended upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2015 festival took take place Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015 and no matter your favorite genre, attendees were treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

Friday night’s screening of Apollo 13 was definitely one of the most exciting events of the festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ron Howard’s impressive telling of the nearly doomed mission of the 3 astronauts aboard Apollo 13 looked as spectacular as the first time audiences saw it 20 years ago.

Host and long-time Nasa enthusiast Alex Trebek was on hand to introduce the film, as well as introduce fans in attendance to the real Captain Jim Lovell (played in the film by Tom Hanks). Also joining them on »

- Melissa Thompson

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Watch Tom Hanks perform all of his movie roles in 6 minutes

25 March 2015 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a video that will make your whole day if not your whole week, legendary actor Tom Hanks appeared on The Late, Late Show with British un-funny man James Corden where the pair re-enact a large portion of Mr. Hank’s film roles including Forrest Gump, Big, Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Road to Perdition, Joe vs. The Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, The Terminal, A League of Their Own, You’ve Got Mail, That Thing You Do, The Polar Express, Catch me if you Can, Cloud Atlas, The Green Mile, Larry Crowne, Castaway, Philadelphia, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks, Splash, Apollo 13 and the Toy Story trilogy.

Check out the video below:

Pretty cool, eh?

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- Luke Owen

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Fast-Forward Through Tom Hanks’ Career on The Premiere of The Late Late Show with James Corden

24 March 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Set your DVR’s cuz there’s a new face on the late night scene. James Corden officially kicked off his gig on The Late Late Show last night, and it was a hit. In addition to some hilarious bits, Corden was joined by stars Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis – sitting side-by-side on a couch.

Minus the desk and more face-to face, the new show was like the old Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and funny when the guests talked to each other.

However, the best part came when Hanks and Corden looked back at the Oscar-winning actor’s career. Green screen, black turtle necks and some clever props were all the two needed as they raced through scenes from 29 of Hanks’ movie hits.

Apollo 13 was funny, but Big won it, hands down.

Tom Hanks can next be seen in director Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies.

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- Melissa Thompson

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Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 20th Anniversary Edition Coming To Blu-ray June 2

23 March 2015 7:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Launch Control this is Houston. We are Go for launch.”

A harrowing moment in human history became an exhilarating cinematic event two decades ago when acclaimed director Ron Howard chronicled Nasa’s tense 1970 lunar mission crisis in the Oscar-nominated film Apollo 13.

To Nasa enthusiasts and Saturn V rocket experts, the launch sequence, along with James Horner’s emotional score, is the greatest in movie history.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the unforgettable tale of courage and conviction with Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition, coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD on June 2, 2015.

Newly restored and remastered using the original high-resolution 35mm film elements, the commemorative edition comes with an array of bonus features including “Apollo 13: Twenty Years Later,” an all-new retrospective featuring exclusive interviews with director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.

The restored version of Apollo 13 premieres on March 27 at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. »

- Michelle McCue

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Win Run All Night Merchandise, In Cinemas March 13th!

6 March 2015 6:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the March 13th release of Run All Night, the edge-of-your-seat action thriller starring Liam Neeson, we’re giving you the chance to win a set of merchandise, including: Running Wristband, Touchscreen Gloves, Hooded Pullover and T-Shirt.

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

For your chance to win a must-have Run All Night prize bundle, just answer the question below:

Run All Night stars this acclaimed veteran actor in the role of mob boss Shawn Maguire. He is a four-time Oscar nominee, »

- Dan Bullock

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Mission status is not optimal in ‘Nameless’ #2

3 March 2015 7:14 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Nameless #2

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Chris Burnham

Colors by Nathan Fairbairn

Published by Image Comics

One of the strangest elements in Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham sci-fi horror miniseries has been how shockingly tame it’s been. That’s not to say what is presented in this recent issue of the inaugural outing are anything that doesn’t warrant a mature content warning, just that it’s strange to see the creative team of such mind bending works like Batman Inc. and The Multiversity: Pax Americana be this far into their limited miniseries and not fully engage the body horror and raging madness of say Event Horizon. That all being said, this issue is a massive improvement from last month, but to the point one wonders why the first two issues couldn’t have been at least fit together.

The issue opens up with the titular occult specialist, »

- Grant Raycroft

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Drummer or a fighter? 'Whiplash' battles 'American Sniper' for Sound Mixing Oscar

20 February 2015 11:09 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Best Sound Mixing can be one of the hardest races to predict, due in large part to its confusion with Best Sound Editing. Sound Mixing honors the balancing of the various production dialogue, Adr, foley and effects, and music tracks of a film into one cohesive whole. This award is generally given to both the production sound mixers and the re-recording mixers. The Cinema Audio Society rewards one film each year for its achievement in the field, and since 1993, the winner there has repeated at the Academy Awards 12 times: -Break- 1995: "Apollo 13" 1996: "The English Patient" 1997: "Titanic" 1998: "Saving Private Ryan" 1999: "The Matrix" 2000: "Gladiator" 2006: "Dreamgirls" 2008: "Slumdog Millionaire" 2009: "The Hurt Locker" 2011: "Hugo" 2012: "Les Miserables" 2013: "Gravity" This year, Cas honored "Birdman" over fello »

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Oscars 2015: Fast Facts and Stats

20 February 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

The Oscars are almost here.

In anticipation of the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22, here is a breakdown of some fast facts and statistics we’ve gathered. Click the links below for more information:

Best Picture

Of the 86 films to win best picture, 36 (42 percent) have won without procuring a single Oscar in the acting categories. Only one film has ever won the DGA, SAG and PGA Awards and not gone on to win the best picture Oscar, and that was Apollo 13 19 years ago. Four of the past 14 best picture winners are based on actual people and events, two of which won last year and the year before, and three others were inspired by real events. Birdman joins a number of Oscar-nominated films that center on performers or feature performance elements. Selma is the 15th race-related film to land a best picture nomination.

Directing

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- Anjelica Oswald

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New Trailer for Ron Howard's Moby Dick Epic In The Heart Of The Sea Starring Chris Hemsworth

20 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Ron Howard (Rush, Apollo 13) from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) and based on the book 'In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex' by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Best Picture: 'Birdman' or 'Boyhood?' 'Boyhood' or 'Birdman?' Or...something else?

19 February 2015 6:12 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This year's Best Picture Oscar race is truly a stunner, and the envelope hasn't even been opened yet. Let's review how we got to this place, shall we? And let's do it in present tense, to really relive the magic. Sundance supercharges the season in January with bows for two dynamic indie players: Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," already set up at IFC Films, and Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," which is acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. With early festival dabbling and domestic releases still to come, it's assumed they could stick around as passion players throughout the next 12 months. They'll have to grow into that role, however. Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" starts off the year for prestige filmmaking in the marketplace, releasing in March after bowing at the Berlinale in February. It's critically acclaimed and a box office success, but it's far too early to resonate nine months »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Final 2015 Oscar Predictions, Will it be 'Birdman' or 'Boyhood'c

19 February 2015 8:39 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: AMPAS Polls Are Closed! See all the results right here! Well, it's time to lay it all out on the table and make our final predictions for the 2015 Oscars and I have to admit, this was a tough one to finalize as I feel I will be sweating a couple of these all night long come Sunday evening. The big question is whether or not it will be Birdman or Boyhood taking Best Picture and while last year it seemed we had a competition when it came to 12 Years a Slave and Gravity for the big prize, it didn't feel nearly as up in the air as it does this year. We also have the Best Actor category to think about when it comes down to the veteran in Michael Keaton (Birdman) and the newcomer in Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and what to do about that Best »

- Brad Brevet

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As Oscar Voting Comes to an End are you 'Birdman' or 'Boyhood'c

17 February 2015 11:59 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With Oscar voting ending tonight, I was looking over my Oscar predictions in preparation for when I post my final predictions and open up the polls for the readers to predict who they think will win at this Sunday's 2015 Oscars and, in all honesty, I didn't want to change a thing. Below the line there are a few that could go one way or another and above the line there are three categories that I wouldn't be surprised to see I get wrong, and they are three biggies: Best Picture Are you going with Birdman or Boyhoodc You can argue for both using statistics beginning with Birdman winning the PGA, DGA and SAG awards. Just taking SAG and PGA into consideration, only Apollo 13 and Little Miss Sunshine won both the SAG and PGA awards and didn't win Best Picture. Of course, on Boyhood's side is the fact it's »

- Brad Brevet

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​Oscars 2015: 7 Burning Questions Remain

17 February 2015 3:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Oscars aren't until next Sunday, but the race will be all over by Tuesday. The 17th is the day ballots are due; after that, it's all in the hands of the number-crunchers at Pricewaterhouse Cooper. Still, there were a lot of last-minute awards given out over the weekend by several of the professional groups -- writers, cinematographers, sound editors, sound mixers, and makeup artists and hairstylists -- whose members will also be turning in their Oscar ballots this week. Their decisions should help you, not only to determine who'll win the prizes in the more obscure corners of your Oscar pool ballot, but also which movies have broad enough support to win the more coveted prizes.

What did we learn from this weekend's guild awards?

Well, the Writers Guild of America gave its original screenplay prize to "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and its adapted screenplay prize to "The Imitation Game. »

- Gary Susman

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Cas Sound Mixing Award Winners Do Fairly Well at the Oscars

16 February 2015 8:17 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Birdman took home the Cinema Audio Society Award for sound mixing in a live action film on Saturday. The best picture-nominated film is also nominated for both of the sound Oscars (sound mixing and sound editing). The film lost the BAFTA Award for best sound to Whiplash, which is also nominated for both of the Oscars for sound.

Since the Cas Awards began in 1994, all 21 of the live action features that won for sound mixing have also been nominated for the sound mixing Oscar, and 12 have won. In contrast, four of the 14 best sound BAFTA winners — since the BAFTAs have taken place before the Oscars — didn’t win an Oscar for their sound. Of the 10 that did win, five won both of the Oscars for sound, four won the Oscar for sound mixing and one took home the Oscar for sound editing.

Seven of the »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Contender Countdown: The tough Best Picture call between 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman'

13 February 2015 12:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, we've got another barn burner on our hands people. Final voting for the 87th Academy Awards is well underway and this year's Best Picture race is far from settled. Or is it? Excuse me, feeling deja vu. I believe we went through something similar to this last year. In one corner, we have indie darling "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's 12-year achievement which has won most of the major critics' honors and took home the BAFTA award for Best Film last Sunday night. In the other corner is Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," another critically-acclaimed drama which has taken home the three key guild honors: the Producers Guild Award, the Directors Guild Award and the Best Ensemble honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you were to play the analytics game, the easy pick would be "Birdman." No film has won all three guild honors and lost the Oscar »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Oscars Best Picture showdown: 'Birdman' vs. 'Boyhood' (Editors' video slugfest)'

11 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Is this year's Oscars one of the most unpredictable since 1995? In our new slugfest (watch below), our editors size up the race for Best Picture and compare "Birdman" to "Apollo 13," which won PGA, SAG and DGA but couldn't clinch victory at the Academy Awards. Hey, doesn't "Boyhood's" victory at the BAFTAs mean it can overtake "Birdman," or is the film simply 12 years too late? -Break- Oscars experts' predictions: 'Birdman' surges ahead of 'Boyhood' for Best Picture Joining me in our newest slugfest are Gold Derby contributors Charles Bright and Zach Laws as we analyze 21 of this year's Oscar races -- everything from Best Picture to Best Song. We really come out swinging in the races for Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Score. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" may be the apparent favorite amongst the tech categories, but what about underdog &q »

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Oscars Best Picture showdown say editors: 'Birdman' vs. 'Boyhood' (Video slugfest)

11 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Is this year's Oscars one of the most unpredictable since 1995? In our new slugfest (watch below), our editors size up the race for Best Picture and compare "Birdman" to "Apollo 13," which won PGA, SAG and DGA but couldn't clinch victory at the Academy Awards. Hey, doesn't "Boyhood's" victory at the BAFTAs mean it can overtake "Birdman," or is the film simply 12 years too late? -Break- Oscars experts' predictions: 'Birdman' surges ahead of 'Boyhood' for Best Picture Joining me in our newest slugfest are Gold Derby contributors Charles Bright and Zach Laws as we analyze 21 of this year's Oscar races -- everything from Best Picture to Best Song. We really come out swinging in the races for Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Score. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" may be the apparent favorite amongst the tech categories, but what about underdog &q »

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Oscar Rules: Which Ones Are Made to Be Broken?

10 February 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Every year, Oscar forecasters throw facts and figures out as evidence of why a movie can or cannot win. But every rule is meant to be broken. Myths surrounding the best picture race include:

You can’t win without an editing nomination: No movie since “Ordinary People” in 1981 has managed to do that, and many pundits are pointing to this fact as the death knell for “Birdman,” which failed to land a nod for the latter. But Alejandro G. Inarritu’s long, uninterrupted takes confused voters who thought there wasn’t much editing to be done — a testament to the invisible work by Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione. And the film flew home with top prizes at the SAG, DGA and PGA awards.

You can’t win best picture without a directing nomination: This was a popular myth for years, with 1927’s “Wings” and 1932’s “Grand Hotel” the only exceptions. »

- Jenelle Riley

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