8 items from 2016
The Visual Effects Society bestowed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with four awards, including the top prize of Best Visual Effects in a Feature Film. Among the other honorees at these kudos were two other Oscar contenders for Best Visual Effects: “The Revenant” walked away with three, and “Mad Max: Fury Road” took home one. So, which will win the Oscar? -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Since the Ves Awards began in 2002, the winner of the top prize has gone on to repeat at the Oscars nine times. The four exceptions were: 2004: Ves goes to “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” Oscar goes to “Spider-Man 2” 2007: Ves goes to “Transformers,” Oscar goes to “The Golden Compass” 2011: Ves goes to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Oscar goes to “Hugo” 2014: Ves goes to “Dawn »
Tom Holkenborg, A.K.A Junkie Xl, is the hottest name in Hollywood music. Fresh off of Mad Max and Black Mass; Junkie Xl is only two week away from his latest film, Deadpool. "Twelve Bullets" is the latest track from the film featuring Ryan Reynolds in the red suit. This isn't the composer's last project either, as he and Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Man of Steel and Shark Tale) will be teaming up once again for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. »
Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-man, Fury) has signed on as the starring lead in the action-thriller The Worker for Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production outfit, The Combine, and Content Media. Dan Bradley (Red Dawn) is directing the film from a screenplay by Kyle Rankin.
Producers are The Combine’s Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) and Don Handfield (The Founder, Knightfall, Kill The Messenger) and Content Media’s Tom Butterfield. Peña will executive produce through his Strata Films banner, with Philip G. Flores.
Content Media will handle international sales for The Worker and introduce the project to distributors for the first time at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin next month. CAA will represent the film’s N. American distribution rights.
The Worker is Taken meets Bourne – equipped with spectacular gun fights, car chases and lethal hand-to-hand combat, »
- Joseph Medina
Spider-Man joining the McU is the most exciting news since Iron Man actually being a good movie! Who would've thought that the failure of one terrible movie, Amazing Spider-man 2, would have led to an alliance between Sony and Marvel? In any case, fanboys' dreams are about to come true and we'll undoubtedly have a much better Civil War because of it. Given how many characters are in the next Captain America... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Broadway star Brian Bedford, who was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won one during his six-decade career, died on Wednesday. He was 80. The British actor passed away in Santa Barbara, California. Tim MacDonald, Bedford’s husband and partner of 30 years, said he had died peacefully, according to Playbill.com. Bedford’s acting resume boasted 12 Broadway appearances, included works by Shakespeare, Moliere, Coward, Shaffer and Stoppard. He won his Tony Award playing Amolphe in Moliere’s “The School for Wives” in 1971. Also Read: Broadway Actress Dead From Apartment Fire After 'Spider-Man 2' Star Attempted Rescue Born in West Riding, »
- Debbie Emery
Let’s start the New Year right with a few horror thrillers.
These movies are not to be missed for one lucky winner. All movies are already on the market today for purchase.
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A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason Blum, The Visit Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and a suspenseful alternate ending.
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- Gig Patta
Available on Digital HD December 15th & Blu-ray and DVD today from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit explores the eerie side of grandma and grandpa's house, and we've been provided with one Blu-ray / DVD combo pack to give away.
Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of The Visit.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “The Visit Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Previous press release: Universal City, California, November 16, 2015 – A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, »
- Derek Anderson
What Spidey’s upcoming solo movie has in store for the character obviously remains to be seen as we currently have no idea what to expect from the supporting cast or choice of villain. However, one person who is clearly keen on being part of that if offered the opportunity is Alfred Molina, the actor who played Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2 way back in 2004.
“I think, maybe. I doubt if it will happen, because I think things move on. Yeah. Why not? If you’re asking me would I be interested in doing Doc Ock again, I’d say yes. Absolutely. It’s one of the great roles. Yeah. I can’t see it happening personally.”
There are obviously a couple of problems here. »
- Josh Wilding
8 items from 2016
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