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#SDCC14: Exclusive - Guillermo del Toro Gives Us a First Look at Crimson Peak

24 July 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the coolest things we've done at this year's Comic-Con was head over to Legendary's booth to check out their two must-see displays: an Oculus Rift-driven Pacific Rim Jaeger pilot sim and a mini Crimson Peak set that came with a guided tour by Guillermo del Toro himself!

First up was Pacific Rim... Guys, if you can spare some time this crazy weekend to head over and check out this video game tech build on the Oculus Rift, you need to. Describing it will not do it justice, and the experience is so undeniable cool that you'll want to do it again and again.

The Oculus Rift technology is probably the most crazy and immersive thing we've ever seen. Add in some giant Robot vs. Kaiju action, and you have what can only be described as a monster fan's wet dream! Wow.

From there we spoke with del Toro about Crimson Peak, »

- Steve Barton

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'Crimson Peak' Set Visit: Guillermo del Toro promises his first adult movie in English

17 July 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto - On movie set visits, occasionally journalists won't get the chance to talk to directors at all.  Sometimes the directors are artistes, too far down the cinematic rabbit hole to engage in casual chit-chat with the fourth estate. Sometimes the directors merely glorified puppets, but the producers are happy to put themselves forward instead. And sometimes the directors are friendly, smart and well-adjusted, but making movies is such complicated work that they can't spare more than two minutes for a smile-and-wave, lest the production between to teeter like an ill-formed game of Mouse Trap. Guillermo del Toro plays by his own rules. It's mid-March on the Toronto set of Legendary/Universal’s "Crimson Peak" and  del Toro is literally lifting the roof off of his production to let a small group of reporters see the inner-workings of his Victorian haunted house drama. Actually, over the course of a lengthy day on set, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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New Doctor Who Capaldi Has United Who Fans for the First Time. Can he meet expectations?

15 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ever since Peter Capaldi was cast as the 12th Doctor in the long-running sci-fi hit Doctor Who, he’s met with an overwhelming and unprecedented level of support and approval. Fans and critics alike have praised the casting choice of Capaldi as the Time Lord hero.  Can he live up to expectations?

The strength of Doctor Who has always been change. The show changes its locations and even its time period every episode. And every few years, it changes its star. There have been 11 leading men on the show so far, and a 12th—Peter Capaldi—makes his debut next month.  Change has always kept the show fresh, explaining why new episodes are still being produced 51 years after its 1963 debut. Changing the actor who portrays the Doctor is part-and-parcel of the series now, and the casting of a new Doctor is always big news for sci-fi fans, especially in England »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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New Doctor Who Capaldi Has United Who Fans for the First Time. Can he meet expectations?

15 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Ever since Peter Capaldi was cast as the 12th Doctor in the long-running sci-fi hit Doctor Who, he’s met with an overwhelming and unprecedented level of support and approval. Fans and critics alike have praised the casting choice of Capaldi as the Time Lord hero.  Can he live up to expectations?

 

The strength of Doctor Who has always been change. The show changes its locations and even its time period every episode. And every few years, it changes its star. There have been 11 leading men on the show so far, and a 12th—Peter Capaldi—makes his debut next month.  Change has always kept the show fresh, explaining why new episodes are still being produced 51 years after its 1963 debut. Changing the actor who portrays the Doctor is part-and-parcel of the series now, and the casting of a new Doctor is always big news for sci-fi fans, especially in England »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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The Dress, the Guests, the Dancing! Inside Jessica Simpson's Wedding Reception!

14 July 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jessica Simpson knows how to throw a party!

Jessica Simpson knows how to throw a party!

Once Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson said their "I dos," the celebrating started!

People magazine snagged the footage from the stunning wedding reception, and caught Jessica's sister Ashlee Simpson and mom Tina (the maids of honor) making a scene on the dance floor-- and they even spotted the bride and groom busting a move! Also seen having a ball at the wedding is Scrubs star Donald Faison and his wife, Jessica's best friend, Cacee Cobb

Related Pics: First Look at Jessica Simpson's Wedding Dress!

Jessica and Eric Johnson were married on July 5 at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif. About one minute into the video, you can hear the father-of-the-bride, Joe, introducing the newlyweds, "Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson," to their 275 guests.

According to the magazine, the wedding reception was inspired by the 1998 Great Expectations movie, starring [link=nm »

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Watch Jessica Simpson's Romantic Wedding Video

14 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's walk down the aisle! Ashlee Simpson and her mom, Tina, dancing at the reception! A full view of the stunning reception tent! In People's exclusive video, get an inside and intimate peek at Simpson's "magical" July 5 wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. At around the one-minute mark, Simpson's father, Joe, introduces "Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson" to the 275 guests gathered. Then watch the happy newlyweds make their way down the aisle to the score from the 1998 film adaptation of Great Expectations. The sweetest moment of all? Simpson kisses her husband's hand »

- Michelle Tan

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Snowpiercer movie review: hunger train

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big Sf geek

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s a reason why Snowpiercer — which could have, theoretically, easily been a centerpiece summer film for a major Hollywood studio — is getting handled with the timid kid gloves of an arthouse release by the industry, quietly dribbling into a few cinemas here and there instead of getting a big opening-weekend push out onto three thousand screens. It’s a reason that has a lot to do with what the film has to say about human nature, hope, despotism, and a revolutionary spirit that might want to counter that despotism. What Snowpiercer is about offers too harsh »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Gor blimey! Us stars attempt the English accent - Best and worst

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

Beginning tonight at 9pm, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in BBC Two's new eight-part thriller The Honourable Woman.

In the drama from The Shadow Line writer Hugo Blick, New York-born Maggie boasts an impressive English accent in her role as Nessa Stein.

This got us to thinking - which other Us stars have attempted to mimic the Brit twang... and how did they fare?

Gillian Anderson - The Fall

Bit of a cheat, this one. If you've ever wondered how Chicago-born X-Files star Anderson manages to pull off that flawless English intonation in the BBC's The Fall and Great Expectations, it's more than just her considerable acting talent - Gillian spent her childhood in the United Kingdom and continues to divide her time between England and the States.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Sliding Doors

Gwynnie's near-perfect cutglass vocals would end up winning her an Oscar in 1998's Shakespeare in Love, but the »

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Gor blimey! Us stars attempt the English accent - Best and worst

3 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Beginning tonight at 9pm, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in BBC Two's new eight-part thriller The Honourable Woman.

In the drama from The Shadow Line writer Hugo Blick, New York-born Maggie boasts an impressive English accent in her role as Nessa Stein.

This got us to thinking - which other Us stars have attempted to mimic the Brit twang... and how did they fare?

Gillian Anderson - The Fall

Bit of a cheat, this one. If you've ever wondered how Chicago-born X-Files star Anderson manages to pull off that flawless English intonation in the BBC's The Fall and Great Expectations, it's more than just her considerable acting talent - Gillian spent her childhood in the United Kingdom and continues to divide her time between England and the States.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Sliding Doors

Gwynnie's near-perfect cutglass vocals would end up winning her an Oscar in 1998's Shakespeare in Love, but the »

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

Actors

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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See This/Skip That: An All But Flawless The Fault in Our Stars

6 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Based on John Green's ginormously popular Ya novel, this is a sweet, simple, dignified movie about young lovers whose every move is chaperoned by death. It seems safe to say that it will have millions of people verklempt between now and forever. When they meet in a cancer support group, Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and  Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) share a sense of gallows humor, but she considers her  foreshortened life with pointed intensity, and he stays afloat (sometimes desperately)  with gallant charm. Where they connect - and the pair do connect, wholly - is on a  level of existential and romantic bliss. »

- Tom Gliatto

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Recounts Everything That's Wrong with 'Gravity'

3 June 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Honestly, we're not the biggest fans of the "Honest Trailers" or the "Everything Wrong with [Inset Movie Here]" videos that go around on the internet. Don't get me wrong, they're thoroughly amusing sometimes, but they also take away from the magic of many movies that we all love. The bigger problem is that some more aggressive cinephiles will use these videos as evidence that a certain film is terrible, and that's just not fair. However, today we're calling your attention to Everything Wrong with Gravity, only because they were able to get astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to narrate parts of the video, which is perfect because of his previous gripes about some of the scientific accuracies in the film, which are included. Watch below! Here's Everything Wrong with Gravity from CinemaSins: Gravity is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón (watch our interview here), of Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban »

- Ethan Anderton

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Miss Havishams invade London Underground - pictures

22 May 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You know what it's like. You're late for an appointment, weaving in and out between commuters on the Underground when you get stuck behind five Miss Havishams blocking your path.

Well, that's what happened this week when five models dressed up as Charles Dickens's infamous character and stalked the Underground.

Why?! I hear you ask. It's to promote the screening of Great Expectations on TV channel Drama this Sunday (May 25) at 6pm. If you miss it, they're repeating it the next day at 4pm.

That'll be the three-part BBC version of the story, adapted by Sarah Phelps, starring Ray Winstone as Magwitch, Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham, Douglas Booth as Pip, Vanessa Kirby as Estella and David Suchet as Jaggers.

The models spent a whopping three hours in make-up with Deanna V'lcevska, Nicci Jackson and Julia Townend to get the look, meeting at 8.40am at Big Ben, marking the »

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Cannes: Disney’s Utv Readies Indian ‘Great Expectations’

15 May 2014 2:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s Indian production unit Utv Motion Pictures has green-lighted a Hindi-language adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel “Great Expectations.”

The picture, “Fitoor” will star A-listers Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor alongside veteran actress Rekha.

The picture, billed as “a passionate love saga of a young artist and a beautiful heart breaker,” shoots from August in Delhi and the Kashmir region.

“Kai Po Che” director Abhishek Kapoor will direct.

The film is scripted by Supratik Sen and Kapoor, and is produced by Utv Motion Pictures in association with Guy in the Sky Productions.

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- Patrick Frater

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Rekha and Katrina Kaif to share screen space for the first time with Fitoor

14 May 2014 8:28 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Though we’re only halfway through 2014, if there’s one film you should look out for next year, then it is Fitoor, directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Famed for his critical hit Kai Po Che (2013), Kapoor is teaming up again with Utv Motion Pictures for this romantic saga, which is reportedly based on Charles Dickens’ novella Great Expectations.

Fitoor will see legendary actress Rekha, alongside the empress of Bollywood Katrina Kaif, who are working together for the first time. We cannot wait to see both actresses electrify the screen with their beauty and talent. Also starring the amazing Aditya Roy Kapur, the film will be based on the relationship between a Kashmiri boy named Noor (Kapur), his muse Firdaus (Kaif) and the Begum (Rekha).

Speaking about this exciting project, Utv Managing Director Sidharth Roy Kapur had this to say to the Indian media. “Abhishek is an exceptional filmmaker and we are »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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ABC's new fall shows: A snap judgment

13 May 2014 4:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Superheroes and fairy tales dominated the midseason lineup at ABC’s upfront presentation, with shows like Galavant and Marvel’s Agent Carter coming soon. “We may be a terrible network,” joked Jimmy Kimmel, “but we are a great birthday party for a 6-year-old.” But for fall, ABC stuck to the basics: broad comedies, police procedurals, and Shonda Rhimes, whom ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee described as the Charles Dickens of our generation. Her latest show, How to Get Away With Murder, isn’t exactly Great Expectations, but it might be the only new ABC series worth watching. Quick takes on the others follow below. »

- Melissa Maerz

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