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Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Creator: Aaron Zelman
Air Date/Time: March 9, 2014, 9/8c
Directed by: Charles McDougall
Cast: Omar Epps (“House”) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth (“The Tudors”) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Henry Langston
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear, on the series premiere of Resurrection, Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.
In “The Returned,” an 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy »
- Erin Willard
Washington, March 8: Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly has a fan in Palm Springs mayor Steve Pougnet.
Pougnet had literally given a shout-out to the Oscar nominee at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs event, admitting that to have a Hollywood icon come and buy a Hollywood icon's house is like "magic". (Ani) »
- Abhijeet Sen
ABC has been trying to hit on a lot of fronts lately, but nothing has been a more clear shot at fans of Lost than the upcoming Resurrection. The trailers don’t exactly give you that impression (see sizzle reel below), but they hint that it might be there, as does the general premise.
We watch as Jacob awakes in a rice field in China, clearly in unfamiliar territory. The case soon falls to Immigration agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), who only knows that Jacob has made his way back to the United States, but hasn’t spoken a word since he was found. Though Martin is supposed to just drop Jacob off with Child Protective Services, he seems to be getting some information out of Jacob, and when Jacob confirms that he can find his way home, in Arcadia, Missouri, Martin takes him there.
The aging man who answers the door, »
- Marc Eastman
The idea of a live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" at Disney is an interesting proposition in this day and age. I expect it will be loaded with CG characters, such as the tiger known as Shere Khan, which we now know will now be voiced by Idris Elba. We've seen the effectiveness of a CG-animated tiger in Life of Pi and as impressive as the animation may end up being, we will always know the actors aren't acting opposite a real tiger so Elba has a big task ahead of him, making sure audiences pay more attention to Khan as a character and less as a visual effect. Speaking of which, the visual effects will be overseen by Rob Legato whose work you've seen in films such as Avatar, The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo and Titanic. Set to be directed by Jon Favreau, who »
- Brad Brevet
It seems to be a Hollywood tradition – one studio develops a high-profile project, so another studio puts a rival version into production. Think, apocalyptic dramas Deep Impact and Armageddon, or upcoming biblical epics Noah and Exodus. The sudden determination to deliver a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is no exception, and has thrust two separate versions into production. The difference is, only one can now boast Idris Elba in the role of diabolical tiger, Shere Khan.
The rival projects reside at Warner Brothers and Disney, but Uncle Walt’s version is currently in the lead. With accomplished director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) at the helm, their Jungle Book, a mix of live-action and visual effects, has assembled a formidable creative team to achieve the desired vision. The behind-the-scenes talent is being supervised by Academy Award winning VFX guru Rob Legato (Avatar, Titanic) and includes production designers »
- Sarah Myles
Exclusive: Idris Elba is in final negotiations to perform the role and provide the voice of the killer tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s live-action take on The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is a mix of live action and VFX that is being overseen by Rob Legato, whose VFX credits include Avatar, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Hugo and Titanic, the latter two of which won him Oscars. The studio has bolstered its creative team by setting as its production designers Alex McDowell (Man Of Steel, Rise Of The Guardians) and Chris Glass heading a team of concept artists that includes Michael Kutsche (Alice, Oz, Maleficent), Iain McCaig (Star Wars), and Justin Sweet (Chronicles Of Narnia). The story team is headed by Iron Man‘s David Lowery, who’s working around the clock with seven full-time illustrators, with Legacy Effects participating in creature design and rigging. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Leonardo DiCaprio has been a favorite of the MTV Movie Awards over their 22-year history, but he has never done better than this year. He is up for five awards, the most of any other actor this year -- Best Male Performance, Best On-Screen Duo (with Jonah Hill), Best Shirtless Performance, Best Wtf Moment (for his drug-impaired Lamborghini drive), and Best Musical Moment -- all for his role as corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf of Wall Street." MTV Movie Awards: Complete list of nominations Despite racking up a dozen nominations over the years, DiCaprio has only won twice: Best Male Performance for "Titanic" (1998) and "The Aviator" (2005). Will his luck change at this year's kudos on April 13? -Break- DiCaprio's first bids came in 1997 for Baz Luhrmann's Shakespearean update "Romeo + Juliet," for which he contended for three awards: Male Performance, as well as »
It.s always nice when you see a working relationship developing. Jonah Hill has always had a collaborative spirit, teaming with the Judd Apatow guys for movies like Knocked Up and Get Him To The Greek. But Leonardo DiCaprio never really kept too close to his collaborators, becoming Martin Scorsese.s muse of choice in films that were excessively dissimilar. In fact it was a major happening when he reunited with Titanic costar Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road. And now DiCaprio and Hill have met each other on Wolf Of Wall Street, both receiving Oscar nominations, this true love can blossom. Their next project is The Ballad Of Richard Jewell, and the duo have added it to increasingly busy slates. But don.t be surprised if the film arrives sooner rather than later, as Variety reports that a big-name screenwriter is aboard. Billy Ray is the man tasked with bringing »
If the last two years in Hollywood have taught us anything, it’s that The Hunger Games was never the absolute sure thing that, in hindsight, it seems to be. Yes, Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of books were enormous best-sellers — but so were The Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures, and Ender’s Game. There was no guarantee that the first Hunger Games movie would dominate the box office, that passionate readers of the book would automatically accept the characters as they were depicted onscreen, and that uninitiated moviegoers wouldn’t turn up their noses at all the “Next Harry Potter” hype. The »
- Jeff Labrecque
Chinese viewers watched avidly as the “Little Golden Man,” as the Oscar is called here, was handed out to various celebrities in Los Angeles Sunday night. But the focus was mostly on Leonardo DiCaprio’s failure to win a statuette. The Wolf of Wall Street and Great Gatsby star is one of the most popular overseas celebrity here because of his role in Titanic, which remains the most popular Hollywood movie in China. Factoring in the pirate DVDs of the movie doing the rounds, it is believed to be more popular than Avatar. The star is so beloved in China
- Clifford Coonan
Oscar 2014 TV ratings: 10-year high in overall viewership in U.S. (image: Twitter hit ‘Ellen selfie Oscars,’ featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Oscar 2014 company) Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, whose "Oscars selfie" became a record-breaking Twitter hit, and featuring the likes of Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, and John Travolta as presenters — in addition to a pizza delivery man as part of an extended DeGeneres joke — the 2014 Oscar ceremony hit a 10-year high in overall viewership. In the coveted 18-49 age bracket, this year’s Oscar show drew a 12.9 rating vs. 13.0 last year; overall, in the United States an estimated 43 million people watched at least some segments of the Oscar telecast held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 — up 6% compared to last year’s show hosted by Seth MacFarlane, and featuring Ben Affleck’s Argo, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Christoph Waltz, and Anne Hathaway among the winners. »
- Steve Montgomery
Billy Zane. Zombies. Heroes. Villainy. Flesh eating! Greece. Do we have you attention? Yes, those buzz words more than get our ghosts, and to have 'em all wrapped up into one movie has us grinning from ear to ear. Get ready for Evil in the Time of Heroes!
From the Press Release
Guts and gore, brutality, blood, dark humor… and a serious helping of Billy Zane can all be found in excess in Evil In The Time Of Heroes, writer/director Yorgos Noussias’ outrageous zombie apocalypse action-horror extravaganza set in his native country Greece.
Greece’s first-ever foray into the gnashingly popular zombie apocalypse sub-genre, Evil In The Time Of Heroes is an epic Greek action-horror-comedy zombie film that requires little introduction. An ancient evil has transformed the population of modern-day Athens into flesh-hungry undead—just as it did nearly 3,000 years earlier.
A rag-tag group of four survivors—a taxi driver, »
- Uncle Creepy
Did you know that only one other Oscar ceremony has ever been held on a March 2nd? That'd be March 2nd, 1944 which crowned Casablanca 1943's best picture. Let's hope Oscar chooses as well tonight.
May your favorites lose tonight ... if they're different than mine! Kisses.
Though Casablanca is one of those rare pictures that virtually everyone loves, it actually only won three of its eight Oscar nominations that night: Picture, Director (Michael Curtiz), and Screenplay. Only Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940) won fewer Oscars among the Best Pictures of the 1940s with just two statues. So I don't wanna see any online snarking if 12 Years a Slave goes home with only a 2 or 3 statues including the big one. Spreading the wealth is not a new thing and i'd argue it's a healthier thing for the movies, too.
- NATHANIEL R
The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!
We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 23 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.
1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.
3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »
- Jonny Black
Oscar’s big night is always filled with surprises and great moments — here are our favorites:
Newsreel clips show that she was visibly moved in a historic win.
Charlie Chaplin, Honorary Oscar
After 20 years in Europe, he returned in 1972 to a 12-minute standing ovation. (Unfortunately or fortunately, the video doesn’t show all 12 minutes.)
Louise Fletcher, Best Actress, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
As she spoke, she signed part of her speech for her deaf parents.
The actress summed up the exuberance of the moment as “You like me, right now, you like me!” It’s Oscar’s most misquoted speech.
The Italian filmmaker walked on the backs of the seats.
- Variety Staff
This story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. THR deputy photo editor Carrie Smith, senior editor Stacey Wilson and awards analyst Scott Feinberg managed to convince 34 Oscar-winning and -nominated producers of 48 movies to assemble at Evans' Woodland estate in Beverly Hills. "We decided to aim big and gather a cross-section of generations," says Feinberg. Quincy Jones (The Color Purple) arrived fashionably late to a hero's welcome; Gibson wore the same shirt as Jon Landau (Titanic), who quipped, "Did you bring another shirt?" The shoot also reunited Fred Roos (The
- Stacey Wilson, Scott Feinberg, Carrie Smith
Unless you're prediction-loving, number-crunching wizard Nate Silver, you probably find statistics pretty boring. But stats concerning the Academy Awards have always been fascinating, mostly because the Oscars are just plain weird, and riddled with anomalies.
The ceremony got its start in the late 1920s, when movies were just making their transition into sound, and early nominees and categories reflected the sheer chaos of those halcyon days of what would eventually become Hollywood's golden age. (Though, of course, any film aficionado worth his/her salt would have a strong opinion about the exact dates that that age entailed.)
As the Oscars tradition continued, the awards became a bit more traditional themselves, settling into a predictable pattern of narratives that have stayed relatively consistent to this day. But there are always idiosyncrasies hiding in the woodwork, and the Academy Awards have them in spades. Here, we've collected some of the most distinctive »
- Katie Roberts
It’s common knowledge that while the Oscar often tout rewarding the best in film, that the notion of what’s best is entirely subjective, depending on the voter. So when trying to make informed Oscar decisions, one has to look past subjective thoughts and search for the trends. One of the major trends that has been appearing has been the success of films with heavy visual effects or 3D in the cinematography category. With Emmanuel Lubezki all but on stage to accept the Oscar in cinematography, it was worth taking a look at the category’s evolution.
There have always been epic films or movies that have had some visual effects that have competed in, and won cinematography Oscars. Yet after Titanic won 11 Oscars, including Cinematography, there seems to have been a wave of films that have relied on visual effects to tell their tale succeeding in this category. »
- Terence Johnson
If there are any surprises at this year’s Oscar ceremony on Sunday, you can blame the Winter Olympics. The sporting event pushed back the Academy Awards a week, which gave voters an extra few days to mull over the nominees. Could the momentum of a frontrunner fade in that time? In 2010, the last time the Oscars were held in March, the favorites all won, but this year’s top categories are much more competitive.
So who will win? Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh and Jenelle Riley debate the major races and offer their predictions, based on precursor awards, industry buzz and gut instinct.
Ramin: I want to start with the best actress race, because every pundit agrees that Cate Blanchett is a shoo-in for “Blue Jasmine,” after sweeping all the precursors. I think she’s probably the safe bet. But with a late voting calendar, there’s been »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Jenelle Riley
There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:
Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.
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