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14 of the fakest celebrity retirements in history

5 February 2016 4:54 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s been nearly three years since Steven Soderbergh retired from filmmaking with the release of Side Effects. Then news broke this week that he’s making a film called Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum. Even those years of retirement from filmmaking weren’t really a retirement: Soderbergh kept busy directing for the small screen, with HBO movie Behind the Candelabra and both season 1 and 2 of Clive Owen show The Knick. But he contended that he was done with projects for the big screen, telling The Hollywood Reporter as recently as this past October, “I don't have an interest in making another theatrical film unless my attitude changes or the business changes.” Well, his attitude must have changed, if we’re to believe reports of this new project with Tatum and Michael Shannon. The Ocean’s Eleven and Traffic director is one of many entertainers to declare they’re retiring, »

- Chris Eggertsen, Emily Rome

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Steven Soderbergh May Cut Film Retirement Short To Direct Channing Tatum In Lucky Logan

4 February 2016 7:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three years since announcing his retirement from feature filmmaking, Traffic director Steven Soderbergh is on the verge of assembling a new theatrical project entitled Lucky Logan.

Variety has the scoop, claiming that both Michael Shannon and Channing Tatum are on board to star, with the latter set to reunite with his Magic Mike director. While it appears that Soderbergh is indeed poised to exit his self-imposed retire from the film industry, conflicting reports have since emerged connecting The Martian‘s Matt Damon with the nascent, mysterious project, one which will reportedly revolve around an Ocean’s 11-styled heist.

Sources close to the outlet initially claimed that the movie was titled Hillbilly Heist, not Lucky Logan, leading Soderbergh to take to Twitter to correct the report via Twitter.

That Variety story is wrong. What a shock.

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) February 4, 2016

Soderbergh remained mum on the actual specifics of the movie itself let alone the plot, »

- Michael Briers

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Soderbergh Ends Retirement For Tatum Movie 'Lucky Logan'

4 February 2016 7:06 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, that didn't take long...

Steven Soderbergh, best known for his Ocean's Eleven films, Traffic, and Sex, Lies, & Videotape, went into semi-retirement three years ago. It wasn't a total farewell to Hollywood. Soderbergh claimed he was done directing feature films, specifically. He'd still be around to produce, be a cinematographer, or possibly direct for television, but- for all intents and purposes- his time sitting in the director's chair for a major motion picture was over. 

Yeah, about that..

He's back.

According to Variety, Soderbergh read the script for the upcoming Channing Tatum vehicle Lucky Logan and simply fell in love with it. Between loving the script, and having a great working relationship with Tatum, he's reportedly ready to come out of retirement so that he can direct this film. The pair has previously worked together as actor and director for HaywireSide Effects, and Magic Mike

"That's great, Channing. Now »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Steven Soderbergh to End Film Retirement for Channing Tatum Movie (Exclusive)

3 February 2016 7:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Update: Nearly three years after announcing his retirement from the film industry,  Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh is heading back to the big screen.

Sources tell Variety that Soderbergh is attached to direct the feature film “Lucky Logan” with Channing Tatum on board to star.

Gregory Jacobs will produce the movie, which is currently a mystery, but sources say Soderbergh recently got his hands on the script and quickly fell in love with the premise.

No reps returned calls for comment. However, shortly after Variety published this story, Soderbergh said the report was “wrong” on Twitter. (An earlier version of this story suggested Matt Damon would co-star in the film, which is titled “Lucky Logan,” not “Hillbilly Heist.”)

Sources tell Variety that most of the major studios including Warner Bros., Sony and Fox are all lining up to acquire the hot package, and that a deal should be in place by the end of the week. »

- Justin Kroll

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What Does the Best Ensemble SAG Award Win Mean for ‘Spotlight’ at the Oscars?

1 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Saturday evening’s 22nd Annual SAG Awards proved that we have a real race on our hands for best picture. The night’s biggest prize, the best ensemble award, which has been awarded to 10 of the last 20 best pic winners, went to Spotlight.

Director Tom McCarthy’s drama about Boston Globe reporters investigating the Catholic Church’s child molestation scandal is led by performances from best supporting actor Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, best supporting actress nom Rachel McAdams, and best actor nom last year, Michael Keaton.  The film previously won the Critics’ Choice award for best picture.

Rival contenders The Big Short and The Revenant, took home best picture honors at the PGA  Awards and Golden Globes, respectively, with The Martian also winning a best picture award (in the comedy/musical category) at the Golden Globes.

So, what does a best ensemble win at SAG »

- Patrick Shanley

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SAG Awards secret advantage: You'd better have an Oscar nomination if you want to win'

28 January 2016 6:11 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Out of 85 individual acting winners for film over the first 21 years of the SAG Awards, none have ever won without also being nominated for an Oscar. You may want to keep that in mind when you make or update your predictions as to the winners this coming Saturday. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions This correlation includes all of the more anomalous SAG results. For instance, Kim Basinger ("L.A. Confidential") and Gloria Stuart ("Titanic") tied for Best Supporting Actress in 1997; both contended at the Oscars with Basinger winning. Then in 2000 Benicio Del Toro won SAG in the lead acting race for "Traffic" even though his Oscar nomination (and win) was as a supporting actor. And in 2008, after Kate Winslet took Best Supporting Actress for "The Reader" at SAG, she won Oscar in the leading race. Most SAG winners win at the Oscars too. »

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Michael Douglas to Receive Honorary Cesar Award From French Academy

27 January 2016 3:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas will now add a Cesar to his golden statue collection. The actor will receive an honorary Cesar – France’s version of the Oscar – award at the French Academy's annual ceremony in February. “He manages to embody an impressive variety of characters,” said French academy president Alain Terzian, citing performances in such varied films as The Game, Traffic and Basic Instinct. The star won a best actor Oscar for Wall Street and a best picture Oscar for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, on which he was a producer. Douglas also has won

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- Rhonda Richford

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‘Sicario’ Review

21 January 2016 8:31 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Julio Cedillo, Hank Rogerson | Written by Taylor Sheridan | Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Canadian director Denis Villenueve follows up his 2013/14, critically acclaimed dark duo: Prisoners and Enemy with a film that delves into the growing schism between drug law enforcement in the USA and the political wants and needs at national government level.

Emily Blunt plays Kate Mercer – an idealistic, fast rising star in the FBI’s battle state side. After her most recent raid goes horribly and tragically wrong she’s called up to volunteer for a covert mission to apprehend the people directly responsible for the colleagues she’s lost. During her interview for this new role the questions – led by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) a sandal wearing hippy spook with a glock – are oblique and the details of the »

- Stuart Wright

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Inside the Oscars' Controversial History of Recognizing (and Overlooking) Minorities & Women

19 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars' history of recognizing - and overlooking - minorities and women has led to milestone wins and headline-making controversies. For the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated in the acting categories, spurring a revival of last year's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media, and prompting stars including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith to vow to skip the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself acknowledged the problem following last Thursday's nominations announcement. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday saying she is "both heartbroken and frustrated" about the lack of diversity among »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Inside the Oscars' Controversial History of Recognizing (and Overlooking) Minorities & Women

19 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars' history of recognizing - and overlooking - minorities and women has led to milestone wins and headline-making controversies. For the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated in the acting categories, spurring a revival of last year's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media, and prompting stars including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith to vow to skip the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself acknowledged the problem following last Thursday's nominations announcement. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday saying she is "both heartbroken and frustrated" about the lack of diversity among »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Fox Boss Jim Gianopulos Celebrates ‘Revenant’s’ Oscar Nom Lead But ‘Crushed’ by Slight of Ridley Scott

14 January 2016 2:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox Chairman Jim Gianopulos said he had a “great morning” Thursday with the arrival of 26 Oscar nominations for movies distributed by his studio. That nearly doubled the haul of the next-closest competitor, Disney, with 14 nominations. Gianopulos credited the “extraordinary work of our filmmakers, the strength of our partners and the diversity of our slate.”

Fox’s total includes a leading 12 nominations for “The Revenant,” seven for “The Martian,” six for “Bridge of Spies” (A Fox 2000 co-production) and one for “Joy.” The nice haul does not even include a total of four nominations that went to two other films, “Brooklyn” and “Youth,” from specialty label and distributor Fox Searchlight.

If there was any dark lining on Fox’s silver Oscar cloud on nomination day, it was that Ridley Scott did not receive recognition for “The Martian,” although the sci-fi epic was one of eight films nominated for best picture. »

- James Rainey

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII': 4 things I learned from Benicio Del Toro about his role

12 January 2016 10:13 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Benicio Del Toro, the smoldering Puerto Rican star of such films as Traffic and last year's Sicario, is next slated to star in a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VIII. Have you heard of it? Small film, something about space. While chatting with the actor about his forthcoming Kosovo War drama A Perfect Day, I took a moment to ask him about the role, because as a film journalist I feel it's my duty to support independent cinema. Here are four little things I learned from our chat. 1. He's scheduled to begin shooting in the early part of this year. "I'm traveling to England to shoot sometime in the spring." 2. Director Rian Johnson handpicked him for the role. "I'm looking forward to working with Rian Johnson too, who was the one that reached out to me and had the idea of me playing the character that I'm gonna play. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Watch: 'The Big Short' Writer-Director Adam McKay Broke Rules to Make a Crowd-Pleasing Awards Contender (Exclusive Video)

8 January 2016 6:51 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every year there's one late-surging Oscar contender, from Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" to Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" and last year's "American Sniper," which plowed into the Oscar race to the gratitude of the Academy, anxious about pulling viewers to the Oscar show. Read More: Review: 'The Big Short' Is Smart and Funny Expose of Financial Meltdown Now we have Adam McKay's unexpectedly strong awards contender "The Big Short," which nabbed four Golden Globe Comedy nominations and nods from SAG (ensemble and Christian Bale supporting), editing, writing and producers guilds. Friday morning, it landed five more big nominations, this time for the BAFTA Awards: Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Bale), and Editing. (Watch a featurette on how the production team created the film's distinctive look and feel below.)  The industry took notice when Paramount Pictures pushed up "Anchorman" writer-director »

- Anne Thompson

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Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2015

7 January 2016 3:45 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For the past couple of years, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) has been keeping track of everything he watches and reads in a year. Considering he was recently working on season two of Cinemax’s The Knick, it’s kind of astonishing how much entertainment he consumed this year. Find out what Steven Soderbergh watched and read in 2015 after the jump. […]

The post Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2015 appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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