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Interview: Emmy-nominated composer Michael Price on scoring 'Sherlock'

14 August 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Poznan, Poland— Michael Price gets around. The British composer leaves Poznan today after being one of the featured speakers at the Transatlantyk Festival, a week-long event dedicated to film, music, and cuisine,  to head straight to Los Angeles for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday (16). Price is nominated for the first time for Outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special (original dramatic score) for “Sherlock,” the BBC  series he composes music for with David Arnold.  Price apprenticed with a number of composers, but he also worked as a music editor for years, on such films as “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Love Actually,” and “Nanny McPhee.” I hopped in a car with Price to interview him on our way to Transatlantyk’s closing gala. You started as an assistant for the late composer Michael Kamen ("Brazil,""Band Of Brothers," "Lethal Weapon," "Mr. Holland's Opus"), who »

- Melinda Newman

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StubHub setting up its own concerts starting in Los Angeles next month

30 April 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — You can soon buy concert tickets from StubHub for shows produced by StubHub. The company, which helps brokers and fans buy and sell tickets on its website, announced Wednesday it will sell tickets to concerts that it will produce. It has five shows planned so far featuring "emerging acts" and will launch its first self-produced concert May 18 in Los Angeles. The performer will be announced next week. StubHub is getting involved in a business dominated by Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and its Ticketmaster subsidiary. Aeg is also a big player in concert promotion and ticketing of concerts at its own venues like the Staples Center in Los Angeles through its ticketing arm, Axs. Michael Lattig, StubHub's chief marketing officer, said ticketing its own concerts is not a "one-off" project. "This is about doing something that we can repeat and continue to bring around the country and deliver »

- Mesfin Fekadu (AP)

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Trailer for Richard Linklater's Epic Coming-of-Age Film Boyhood

26 April 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Boyhood was truly a very cool and unique movie going experience. I had a chance to see it up and Sundance earlier this year, and I loved it. The film is seriously the most epic coming-of-age film ever made. It comes from director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused) who cast a young six year old boy in 2002. he then shot the film over the course of 12-years, which has never been done before. It follows the lives of the boy, his sister, and his divorced mother and father played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Here's an excerpt from the review I wrote for it:

A movie like this might be considered a coming of age story, but it's really kind of a coming of life story. There's so much that happens in the course of a person's life, so many twists and turns and crazy emotions. »

- Joey Paur

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Nebraska Boy Flies Like Iron Man, Thanks to Make-a-Wish (and 4 More Inspiring Stories)

18 April 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)1. Max Vertin, the Iron Boy of NebraskaMax Vertin has Duchenne muscular dystrophy but that didn't stop him from deploying his superpowers on Tuesday, reports Kusa. Thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the 8-year-old Nebraska boy visited an indoor wind tunnel, which simulates skydiving conditions, and flew like his favorite superhero, Iron Man. Emulating his hero was just the beginning. Max received a surprise visit from the armored billionaire genius, who was decked out in his full red and gold costume. He presented Max with his very own Iron Man suit. »

- Nathania Johnson

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Anchor Management

28 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On a sunny May morning in northwest Atlanta, Will Ferrell ambles into the warehouse at 2282 Defoor Hills Road – a windowless, 31,000-square-foot behemoth that has been transformed, thanks to low rents and generous Georgia tax incentives, into a makeshift movie soundstage. The warehouse is typically home to moving companies, but today the tenant has a much higher profile: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a.k.a. the most hotly anticipated comedy of the year, and the most buzzed-about sequel in comedy history. Ferrell is starting his workday as the film's hero, »

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'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Doofus-Duo Comedy Classic

15 February 2014 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Just as Rufus (George Carlin) predicted, Bill and Ted have had a profound influence on our culture. Maybe not as the rockers who would inspire a utopian global society by the 27th century, but look at how many other dumb-duo movies there have been since the release 25 years ago this week (on February 17, 1989) of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" -- there's "Dumb and Dumber," "Beavis and Butt-head Do America," "Dude, Where's My Car," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," "Dick," and all of Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob" offerings, for starters. Plus, "Bill & Ted" launched a franchise and made a leading man out of Keanu Reeves.

Still, as often as you've traveled back in time and revisited the "Excellent Adventure," there's probably still plenty you don't know about the movie, including where it was filmed (hint: Not in San Dimas, California), which historical figures almost found their way into the film, »

- Gary Susman

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Octavia Spencer, Danny Glover Join Cast Of Ya Novel 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' Film Adaptation

6 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The busy Octavia Spencer and Danny Glover have both booked roles in the film adaptation of the Ya novel The Great Gilly Hopkins, written by author Katherine Paterson, which will star relative newcomer Sophie Nelisse, in a tale about a wisecracking 12-year old who is moved repeatedly from foster home to foster home, outwitting them all, until she meets her match in Maime Trotter (who will be played by Kathy Bates). Spencer, Glover, Bates and Nelisse will be joined in the film's cast by Glenn Close, with Stephen Herek (Mr. Holland's Opus, The Mighty Ducks) directing. The project is being packaged and presented at the European Film Market in Berlin (which »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'The Book Thief' Sophie Nelisse Joining Glenn Close for 'Gilly Hopkins'

6 February 2014 11:57 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After making a splash with a fantastic performance in The Book Thief, young Sophie Nelisse has lined up a new adaptation, this time of a book geared towards kids. Variety has word that Nelisse will lead The Great Gilly Hopkins, an adaptation of the Newbery Award-winning book of the same name by Katherine Paterson. The book follows a wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old named Gilly (Nelisse), moved from foster home to foster home, outwitting them all. But when placed in the home of Maime Trotter, the most unorthodox foster mom yet (Kathy Bates), Gilly fights her way out, but her life takes an unexpected turn. Nelisse will also be surrounded by some impressive talents like Glenn Close, Danny Glover and Octavia Spencer. They'll all be directed by Stephen Herek, who's heyday was in the 90s with films like Mr. Holland's Opus, The Three Musketeers and 101 Dalmatians (which saw Close as Disney's iconic »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sundance '14 Review: Ethan Hawke's Boyhood - 12 Years in the Making

21 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In a surprising Sundance twist, director Richard Linklater's long-awaited film, Boyhood, was the last one added to the film line-up at the festival. It quickly became one of the most anticipated films. For those of you not familiar with Linklater's work, he directed Before SunriseBefore Sunset, and Before Midnight, all of which starred Ethan Hawke. Well, years ago Hawke teamed up with him for this very ambitious film project that turned out to be pretty incredible.

What makes this movie so unique is the fact that is was shot over the course of twelve years! It follows the lives of a boy, his sister, and his divorced mother and father. It was quite spectacular watching these kids and the parents grow up throughout the course of the film. Nothing like this has really ever been done before. The closest thing I can compare to is the Harry Potter »

- Joey Paur

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