Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 22 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #12: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein Expose Deceptive Truths in 'An Honest Liar'

10 April 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Documentaries are prone to exposing surprising truths, which makes Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein's film "An Honest Liar" all the more complex given the nature of its subject: the art of deception. Measom and Weinstein chronicle the life of famed magician James "The Amazing" Randi and his attempt to expose the numerous frauds who use their tricks to con people out of money, which ultimately proves to be quite the trick itself. Tell us about yourself. Tyler Measom: I am but a humble chimney sweep and documentary filmmaker laboring to put bread on the table. "An Honest Liar" is my third feature to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The others: "Take" (2008) starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner and the documentary "Sons of Perdition" (2010). I live and work under the shade of a large oak tree in the lovely town of Salt Lake City. And no, I'm not a Mormon. »

- Ziyad Saadi

Permalink | Report a problem


'Transcendence' Director Pfister Talks Perseverance: "Do not give up"

8 April 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

I learned at least six things from the "Transcendence" Panel at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention that you won’t likely learn in the mainstream press. At Nab, it makes sense that a panel with the beloved Wally Pfister, Asc (Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer except for the upcoming "Interstellar") would be tech-heavy. Joined by his Dp-du-jour Jess Hall, Bsc and close to 300 eager fans, the pair discussed with Icg Magazine editor-in-chief David Geffner what it was like on set, shooting on film, and where technology – the overarching subject matter of "Transcendence" – has, can and will take us. What may interest you beyond the general Bts talk is below. You probably didn’t know that… Pfister began in news.  His father was a network news producer. Pfister covered the White House and Congress back in the 1980s, and worked as a documentary photographer for Frontline. He met Robert Altman »

- Valentina Valentini

Permalink | Report a problem


Peabody Awards honor 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orphan Black,' and more

2 April 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards set a record with 46 recipients, which were announced today on CBS This Morning. The winners, chosen from nearly 1,100 entries, were selected by the Peabody board to be named the “best in electronic media for 2013.”

Recipients range from local news to international coverage, also including entertainment series, documentaries, web-based winners and more. A complete list of the winners is below:

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School (PBS)

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)

Best Kept Secret (PBS)

Borgen »

- Samantha Highfill

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Scandal,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Bridge,’ ‘Orphan Black’ Among Peabody Winners

2 April 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC’s “Scandal” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” to Netflix’s groundbreaking drama “House of Cards” to BBC America’s buzzworthy “Orphan Black.”

Among the scripted series selections were FX’s “The Bridge” was recognized for its focus on border and immigration issues in the context of a murder-mystery drama; Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”; the French zombie drama “The Returned” (which aired on SundanceTV with subtitles); the BBC America mini “Broadchurch” (now being remade for Fox); and Comedy Central’s sketch series “Key & Peele.”

The lone unscripted series getting the nod was CNN’s culinary travelogue “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Feature docs on the list include HBO’s “Six by Sondheim” and TCM’s “The Story of Film” and Alex Gibney’s latest for HBO, “Maximum Mea Culpa: Silence in the House of God. »

- Cynthia Littleton

Permalink | Report a problem


Worthington and Wright Join 'Everest'

24 March 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal recently moved Baltasar Kormakur's Everest from an early 2015 release to September 18, 2015 and only days later the cast has grown by two, those being Sam Worthington and Robin Wright. The pair join a large ensemble that includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Naoko Mori and Michael Kelly. Based on a true story, the film follows two different expeditions as they attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Worthington will play Guy Cotter, a climbing partner of Rob Hall (Clarke), who was guiding an Adventure Consultants team on neighboring Pumori, from where on the night of May 10 he was in radio contact with Hall, who was still high up on Everest. Wright will play Peach Weathers, wife to Buck Weathers (Brolin). Frontline covered the events depicted in »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


'Frontline: Secrets of the Vatican' follows Pope Benedict's exit, Pope Francis' entry

25 February 2014 3:30 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, PBS' "Frontline" digs into "Secrets of the Vatican." Director Antony Thomas offers a preview to Zap2it.

Zap2it: Per the investigation for the documentary, what appear to be the top reasons Benedict XVI chose to resign the papacy?

Antony Thomas: I think Pope Benedict was speaking absolutely truthfully in his own statement, when he was talking about his age and his physical weakness. I think that's genuine. But I do think that VatiLeaks, and everything that happened in 2012, had a terrible impact on him. The year 2012 was a devastating annus horribilis for him.

Zap2it: Was the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as much of a surprise as it seemed to non-Vaticanistas?

Thomas: There are some wonderful statements from people who were actually standing in the square that night--they had never heard of him and were all Googling to find out who he was! »

- editorial@zap2it.com

Permalink | Report a problem


The Return of “Glee” and “Frontline” Examines the “Secrets of the Vatican”

25 February 2014 4:38 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

Lily Rabe has joined the ABC alien pilot The Visitors, playing an FBI investigator who focuses on children and realizes a that there’s something sinister about a variety of children who all have the same imaginary friend. Does this mean we’re going to have to give up Rabe’s performances on American Horror Story? I’m not sure if I can accept that.

Tamron Hall has been officially named as a co-host of the third hour of The Today Show, making her the first black woman to host the morning show. Hall will continue to host her MSNBC hour.

Looking‘s Murray Bartlett talked with Vulture, which included an origin of his Looking character’s mustache. “I grew it while I was in Egypt because I looked so much like a tourist and I wanted to try and fit in and a lot of people had mustaches there. »

- Lyle Masaki

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Review: Frontline’s ‘Secrets of the Vatican’

24 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown’s readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS’ “Frontline” provides the documentary version of a page-turner with “Secrets of the Vatican,” a look at scandals that may have led to Benedict’s departure and could provide formidable challenges to Francis’ reform attempts. For all the coverage pertaining to pedophile priests, writer-producer-director Antony Thomas unearths fresh material, painting a portrait of an institution that still mightily endeavors to keep its secrets buried.

Because so much has been done about the clergy abuse story – including HBO’s stomach-turning “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” from filmmaker Alex Gibney — one might think there’s relatively little new to say. Yet Thomas’ multi-pronged report covers not just sexual abuse and the manner in »

- Brian Lowry

Permalink | Report a problem


Casting Net: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube sign on for 'Ride Along 2'; Plus, Norman Reedus, more

18 February 2014 5:30 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will reprise their roles in the just-announced sequel to Ride Along. Tim Story will also return to direct the film for Universal with Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penning the script. The $25 million buddy comedy scored an A CinemaScore, broke January box office records, stayed in the top spot for three weekends in a row, and has already passed the coveted $100 million mark (its domestic total is currently resting at $116 million). They could start shooting the sequel as early as this summer. [Variety]

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus is set to team up with Robert Kirkman »

- Lindsey Bahr

Permalink | Report a problem


'Frontline: Generation Like': 'Selling out' foreign concept to kids today

18 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Technology moves so fast these days that what seemed normal for one group of teens can become obsolete for their younger brothers and sisters, let alone their children.

Once upon a time, the young wanted to be seen as rebelling against "The Man," separating themselves from the mainstream, even if that separation was largely illusory.

A decade ago, correspondent Douglas Rushkoff did "The Merchants of Cool" and "The Persuaders" for PBS' "Frontline," exploring how savvy marketers lured teens into brand loyalty.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18 (check local listings), Rushkoff's latest "Frontline" report, "Generation Like," shows that no luring is needed anymore.

Producer/writer Frank Koughan tells Zap2it, "The kids all kind of get how this stuff works and are willing participants in it and have a level of sophistication and understanding that actually was quite surprising to me. Yet when you brought up a concept like 'selling out' ... the blank »

- editorial@zap2it.com

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Review: Frontline’s ‘Generation Like’

18 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fretting about social media corrupting youth these days risks sounding like an earlier generation of parents wringing their hands over Elvis and the Beatles. Yet “Frontline” has found a way into the conversation by delving into the insidious way corporate marketers — including Hollywood — have insinuated themselves into the process, turning enthusiastic fans into co-opted marketing minions. “Generation Like” is a fascinating look into a world where Retweets, Likes and other online endorsements have become social currency, spawning a new breed of consultants unabashedly seeking to take the risk out of public opinion.

That the younger cohort has an evolving relationship with technology — and ostensibly fewer compunctions about privacy — hardly comes as a news flash. Still, picking up where he left off more than a decade ago in “Merchants of Cool,” correspondent Douglas Rushkoff finds several interesting points of entry into this multipronged topic, from the obsession with celebrity to the »

- Brian Lowry

Permalink | Report a problem


Awards Season 2014: From Cinematography to Visual Effects, See the Latest Winners!

13 February 2014 10:12 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

First stop, the Annie Awards which honor excellence in the animated world. And the winners are:

Best Animated Feature:

Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:

Chipotle Scarecrow, Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios

Best Animated Short Subject:

Get A Horse!,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial:

Despicable Me 2, Cinemark
- Universal Pictures

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children:

Disney Sofia the First
- Disney Television Animation

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children.s Audience:

Adventure Time, Cartoon Network Studios

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production:

Futurama,20th Century Fox Television

Best Animated Video Game:

The Last of Us, Naughty Dog

Best Student Film

Wedding Cake, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Viola Baier, Iris Frisch

Animated Effects in an Animated Production:

Jeff Budsberg, Andre Le Blanc, Louis Flores, Jason Mayer, The Croods, DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production:

Michael Balog, »

- Manny

Permalink | Report a problem


Protagonist taking drug lord doc to Efm

3 February 2014 8:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary about notorious drug lord to be produced by Oscar-winner Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man on Wire).

Protagonist Pictures is to launch international sales at the Efm this week on Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos’ feature documentary The Legend Of Shorty, which will have its world premiere in the Documentary Spotlight section at SXSW on March 7.

Submarine is co-repping the film for North America with Protagonist.

Produced by the double Oscar-winning Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man On Wire) and Andrew Mackenzie-Betty (Thriller in Manila), the film focuses on ‘El Chapo’, aka Joaquin Guzman, the most powerful drug lord in history and one of the world’s most wanted men.

Macqueen and Galdos set out on a perilous journey into the Mexican sierra and the heart of ‘Shorty’s’ forbidden lands to try to find him.

Currently in post production, the film is produced by Red Box Films, Twofour and Ronachan »

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

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Her’, ‘Captain Phillips’ And ‘Stories We Tell’ Win Writers Guild of America Awards

3 February 2014 5:36 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Since its broadcast on television in 2004, the Writers Guild of America Awards have been presented in a rather confusing fashion. And this year was no different. Due to the lack of co-ordination between the East and West Coast ceremonies, there were yet again a certain number of key winners, which were announced before the awards were actually presented. But nonetheless, this does not make the excitement for this year’s big winners any less.

In the three most important film categories, this year’s winners were Spike Jonze for Her, Billy Ray for Captain Phillips and Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell. On the small screen, the biggest winners of the night were 30 Rock and Breaking Bad, both in their final seasons, while Veep and House of Cards were also rewarded.

It was no shock that Jonze won in the category of Best Original Screenplay with his romantic drama Her »

- Tina Baraga

Permalink | Report a problem


Her and Captain Phillips take top honours at the 2014 WGA Awards

2 February 2014 2:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 66th annual WGA Awards, with Her (Spike Jonze) the recipient of the award for Best Original Screenplay and Captain Phillips (Billy Ray) taking home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Among the winners on the small screen were Breaking Bad (Episodic Drama), Veep (Episodic Comedy), House of Cards (New Series) and The Simpsons (Animation), while The Last of Us was victorious in the videogame category.

Check out the full list of winners here....

Original Screenplay:

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

Adapted Screenplay:

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

Documentary Screenplay:

Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

Drama Series:

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Her, Captain Phillips & Stories We Tell Take Home Top Honors At 2014 Writers Guild Awards

2 February 2014 9:07 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Her, Stories We Tell and Captain Phillips took home top honors on Saturday night as the big winners of the 2014 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen. Television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing were also recognized at simultaneous ceremonies at the Jw Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York City. It’s the final precursor guild award leading up to the Oscars.

Below is a complete list of the winners.

Screen Winners

Original Screenplay (matched up with the Academy Awards nominations)

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

Nominees included American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her and Nebraska.

Adapted Screenplay (3 for 5 Oscar nominations)

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

In addition to Captain Phillips, »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


'Her' and 'Captain Phillips' win Writers Guild Awards

1 February 2014 9:02 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Spike Jonze’s philosophical sci-fi love story Her, and Billy Ray’s harrowing true-life hostage saga Captain Phillips earned best original and adapted screenplays, respectively, from the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday.

In the original category, Her was facing its four rivals for the Oscar: American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, and Nebraska, so its victory can be seen as a strong harbinger of where the Academy Award could go on March 2. In anecdotal sampling of Academy members, EW’s Prize Fighter has also determined that Her is far and away the front-runner for this category.

The WGA’s »

- Anthony Breznican

Permalink | Report a problem


WGA: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Her’ Win Top Screenplay Awards

1 February 2014 5:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama “Captain Phillips” and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer “Her.”

The top TV awards went to the final season of “Breaking Bad,” which won both the drama series and drama episode trophies. HBO’s “Veep” won the comedy series award while “30 Rock” took the episodic comedy award and Netflix’s “House of Cards” copped the new series trophy.

Ray won over Tracy Letts for “August: Osage County,” Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for “Before Midnight,” Peter Berg for “Lone Survivor” and Terence Winter for the adapted screenplay for “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Ray’s screenplay was based on the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. Tom Hanks portrayed Phillips in the movie — a »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


WGA: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Her’ Win Top Screenplay Awards

1 February 2014 5:57 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama “Captain Phillips” and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer “Her.”

The top TV awards went to the final season of “Breaking Bad,” which won both the drama series and drama episode trophies. HBO’s “Veep” won the comedy series award while “30 Rock” took the episodic comedy award and Netflix’s “House of Cards” copped the new series trophy.

Ray won over Tracy Letts for “August: Osage County,” Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for “Before Midnight,” Peter Berg for “Lone Survivor” and Terence Winter for the adapted screenplay for “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Ray’s screenplay was based on the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. Tom Hanks portrayed Phillips in the movie — a »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 22 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners