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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Clip: The Doc’s Grandson Turns Sexed-Up Superhero – Edinburgh

27 August 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ITV has dropped the first look at Jekyll & Hyde, the upcoming 10-part action-adventure drama from ITV Studios. Tom Bateman (Da Vinci's Demons), Richard E Grant and Coronation Street‘s Natalie Gumede star in the series that’s infused with mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi. It’s based on an idea conceived by British actor and author Charlie Higson and inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. Bateman, who’s hot off a West End run in Shakespeare In Love, plays… »

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

25 August 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

British costume designer Sandy Powell has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards -- winning on 3 occasions (for "Shakespeare in Love," "The Aviator" and "The Young Victoria"). And it seems like a near certainty she'll be extending that count in some way or another this year. Powell designed the costumes for both "Cinderella" and "Carol," in both occasions dressing Cate Blanchett in endlessly stunning ensembles. Will it be enough for Oscar #4? That all depends on what voters think of the work of Paco Delgado ("The Danish Girl"), Odile Dicks-Mireau ("Brooklyn"), Jacqueline Durran ("MacBeth" and "Pan") and Courtney Hoffman ("The Hateful Eight"), among others. Some trivia though: If Powell were to win, she'd have the third most Costume Design Oscars in history, behind Irene Sharaff (who has 5 from 15 nominations) and the legend Edith Head (who has 8 from a stunning 35 nominations). Best »

- Peter Knegt

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Giveaway: Win Strangerland Home Video and Theatrical Movie Poster

18 August 2015 5:39 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Want to win “Strangerland” on DVD or Blu-Ray *And* movie poster? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries Must be in by 6Pm Est on Wednesday August 19th and winner will be announced on the 20th. The winner will receive the prize pack in the mail. Sorry U.S. Only. Thanks for entering and good luck!! Nicole Kidman leads the superb cast featuring Hugo Weaving (The Matrix Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, “American Horror Story: Asylum”) Strangerland is the feature film debut for award-wining director, Kim Farrant,whose short films, The Secret Sid of Me, Alias,  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Paul Haggis Admits Crash Didn’t Deserve To Win Oscars

12 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Crash, alongside Driving Miss Daisy and Shakespeare in Love, is often cited as one of the least deserving Best Picture winners of all time. In 2006 Paul Haggis’ drama about intersecting lives and prejudices in La was a surprise Best Picture winner (Haggis also scooped Best Director), much to the chagrin of many who felt the alternate options (namely Brokeback Mountain and Munich) were stronger.

Now, almost a decade after his greatest triumph, Haggis is willing to concede that opinion might be valid.

Talking to Hitfix, the director admitted the other movies exhibited superior artistry:

“Was it the best film of the year?  I don’t think so. There were great films that year.  “Good Night and Good Luck,” amazing film.  “Capote,” terrific film.  Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” great film.  And Spielberg’s “Munich.”  I mean please, what a year. “

Haggis sees Crash more as “social experiment »

- Daniel Kelly

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"Crash" Director: Not The Best Film Of Year

11 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ten years on and people are still smarting about how the 2005 Best Picture Oscar race went down. It was a banner year with the favourite being "Brokeback Mountain" whilst "Munich," "Good Night And Good Luck" and "Capote" offered some very serious and healthy competition.

Yet when the award was announced, it was Paul Haggis' "Crash" that look home the big gong (along with best original screenplay) and no-one has really forgiven the Academy ever since. These days it's often the pin-up child of "that time the Oscars got it wrong," taking over from the position that "Shakespeare in Love" had occupied for several years.

That's not to say it was a bad film by any means, "Crash" certainly got its healthy share of rave reviews and it did touch a raw nerve in American society at the time. Haggis himself forged ahead with a strong career and returns to »

- Garth Franklin

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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

5 August 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »

- Andre Soares

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Donna Gigliotti’s Levantine Films options John Niven satire

4 August 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Silver Linings Playbook producer options UK novel from Kill Your Friends writer.

Silver Linings Playbook and Shakespeare In Love producer Donna Gigliotti has acquired screen rights to novel The Sunshine Cruise Company, the new book from Kill Your Friends writer John Niven.

The biting satire on friendship, ageing, the English middle classes and the housing bubble will be published in the UK this month by Random House subsidiary Cornerstone.

Gigliotti struck the deal under her Levantine Films banner with Curtis Brown and is eyeing an autumn shoot next year with Niven (Kill Your Friends) on board to write the screenplay.

The Sunshine Cruise Company follows two 60 year-old women from a small Dorset town who have been friends since school.

On the surface Susan Frobisher has it all – a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie Wickham, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind »

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Investors Explore Sale Of Miramax For As Much As $1B: Report

17 July 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The investor group that controls Miramax is looking to put the company up for sale, Bloomberg reports. A source confirmed to Deadline that Miramax has been talking with banks about a sale but said discussions are only preliminary. Miramax’s 700-odd movie library includes Oscar winners Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Pulp Fiction and other distinctive titles that might fetch as much as $1 billion, sources told the news service. The $1 billion price tag may be… »

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Investors Explore Sale Of Miramax For As Much As $1B: Report

17 July 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The investor group that controls Miramax is looking to put the company up for sale, Bloomberg reports. A source confirmed to Deadline that Miramax has been talking with banks about a sale but said discussions are only preliminary. Miramax’s 700-odd movie library includes Oscar winners Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Pulp Fiction and other distinctive titles that might fetch as much as $1 billion, sources told the news service. The $1 billion price tag may be… »

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Miramax for Sale — But $1 Billion Pricetag May Be Too Rich

17 July 2015 4:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miramax, the once-gold plated studio that owns films like “Shakespeare in Love” and “Gangs of New York,” is looking for a buyer, sources familiar with the situation confirmed.

The brand created by Harvey and Bob Weinstein could be a significant plum for buyers starved for content to fill expanding digital platforms, because Miramax controls a library of about 700 films that includes “My Left Foot,” “Sex, Lies and Videotape” and “The Piano.”

A report from Bloomberg quoted sources saying the studio hopes to attract bids of up to $1 billion, though the current owners — led by Colony Capital and Qatar Holding — declined to comment. The studio was said to be interviewing investment banks about a transaction.

Qatar, Colony and builder Ron Tutor bought Miramax in 2010 from the Walt Disney Co. for $660 million, though Tutor later sold his stake to Qatar Holding. The studio theoretically could be of interest to expanding streaming services like Netflix, »

- James Rainey

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Nasa's black women boffins get big-screen countdown

14 July 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Margot Lee Shetterly’s forthcoming book Hidden Figures, about unsung black women recruited as mathematicians during the space race, to receive major film adaptation

Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue Wilder, Eunice Smith and Barbara Holley – all names that have been largely forgotten by the American public. And yet these black, female mathematicians were crucial in the success of the Nasa space missions during the 1950s and 60s. Now their story is being placed back into the public eye in a new film.

Shakespeare in Love producer Donna Gigliotti, screenwriter Allison Schroeder and St Vincent director Ted Melfi are adapting Margot Lee Shetterly’s forthcoming book Hidden Figures for the big screen, according to Deadline. Actors rumoured for the lead roles include Oprah Winfrey, Taraji P Henson, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.

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- Ascanio Branza

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Producer On Why "Brokeback" Lost Best Picture

29 June 2015 8:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

When people are asked what Best Picture Oscar races resulted in the wrong film winning over another, two in the past twenty years immediately come to mind. The first was in 1999 when "Shakespeare in Love" beat "Saving Private Ryan" for the gong.

The second and arguably more incredulous though was 2006 when Paul Haggis' racial drama "Crash" beat out Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" for the honor. On the tenth anniversary of the film's release, Lee and producer James Schamus talked to Variety about the making of the film and Schamus explained how he thinks the loss simply came down to the Academy playing it safe:

"You could sense the lack of excitement in Hollywood after the 847th trophy was picked up, and I could tell that a lot of folks felt there was a safe political narrative (with 'Crash'). The day the Oscar ballots closed, I gathered everyone at the »

- Garth Franklin

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Joseph Fiennes Leads Cast in ‘Chariots of Fire’ ‘Sequel’

25 June 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Joseph Fiennes, who was BAFTA nominated for “Shakespeare in Love,” has taken the role of Scottish runner and devout Christian Eric Liddell in “The Last Race,” which plays like an unofficial sequel to “Chariots of Fire.”

Liddell’s feats as an athlete, and his rivalry with Harold Abrahams, were immortalized in “Chariots of Fire,” which won four Oscars, including best picture. “The Last Race” portrays Liddell’s life after the events depicted in “Chariots of Fire,” when he worked as a teacher and missionary in China, the Independent newspaper reported. He was interned by the Japanese in 1943, and died in the prison camp of a brain tumor.

The film is written and directed by Stephen Shin, and co-directed by Michael Parker. It also stars Chinese-Canadian actor Xiao “Shawn” Dou, who plays Liddell’s friend Xu Niu, and British actress Elizabeth Arends. It will be distributed in China by Alibaba Pictures. »

- Leo Barraclough

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French Toon Studio TeamTO Blossoms at 10, Sells ‘YellowBird’ to Universal

16 June 2015 10:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Turning 10 this year, TeamTO has blossomed into one of France’s top animation producers, forging ties with local and international players and diving into feature films.

Boasting sprawling high-tech facilities in Paris and Bourg-les-Valences (near Lyon), TeamTO raised its profile thanks to in-house-produced hit TV skeins like “Angelo Rules,” “Oscar & Co” and “Plankton Invasion.” Now advancing into the next chapter of its growth, the shingle’s first feature-length toon, “Yellowbird” is already an international sales hit. Repped by Sc Films, the animated pic has been acquired by Universal for a flurry of territories, including the U.K. and Australia.

“We’re managed to make ‘Yellowbird’ with a 10 million Euros budget, which is much less than the price tags of ‘Little Prince’ and ‘Mune’ and yet our film boasts the same drive to travel worldwide thanks to ambitious storytelling and well-polished animation designs,” said Corrine Kouper, TeamTO’s co-founder, head of development and exec producer. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Krakow’s Film and Music Festival composes itself

3 June 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A celebration of film and television music was once again at the heart of Krakow’s Film and Music Festival, now in its eighth year.

Running from May 27-31, the event brought together more than 58 international composers - including Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Mon Roi), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones), Jeff Beal (House of Cards), John Lunn (Downton Abbey) and Trevor Morris (The Borgias, The Tudors) – for a culmination of performances, panels and master classes.

“Composers are not often given the attention they deserve,” said Artistic Director Robert Piaskowski. “So we wanted to create a space that presents film music as art, and where audiences can come and appreciate a score’s symphonic sounds.”

Piaskowski is not alone in his interests. The festival now aligns itself as the start of the season, with similar musical events taking place in Tenerife and Cordoba in July and Vienna and Gent (that also hosts the World Soundtrack Awards) in October »

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Ashley Judd’s ‘Big Stone Gap’ Set for Oct. 9 Release

26 May 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bob Berney’s Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to Ashley Judd’s “Big Stone Gap” from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9.

The film was written and directed by “Big Stone Gap” author Adriana Trigiani. Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Lapaglia and Jenna Elfman also star.

Big Stone Gap” was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.

“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”

Shooting began in October 2013; Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) produced with James Spies (“The Contender”). J.E. Craig and Jean Morrisey exec produced.

The first “Big Stone Gap” novel was published in 2001 followed by sequels “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.” The story centers on middle-aged »

- Dave McNary

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Remembering the Unjustly Forgotten Tony Winner, Shaw's 'Perfect' Saint Joan and Acclaimed O'Neill Performer

18 May 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Saint Joan': Constance Cummings as the George Bernard Shaw heroine Constance Cummings on stage: George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare and Benn W. Levy (See previous post: "Constance Cummings: Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill.") In the mid-1930s, Constance Cummings landed the title roles in two of husband Benn W. Levy's stage adaptations: Levy and Hubert Griffith's Young Madame Conti (1936), from Bruno Frank's original, which was presented on both sides of the Atlantic. (On Broadway, the play had a brief run in spring 1937 at the Music Box Theatre.) The Theatre Guild-produced Madame Bovary (1937), from the Gustave Flaubert novel, staged in late fall at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Referring to the London production of Young Madame Conti, The Sunday Times critic James Agate wrote that the American actress had made "a roaring success out of what in other hands might so easily have been an inarticulate, »

- Andre Soares

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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

14 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

9 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »

- Zac Gille

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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