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Genre Films Can Break the Oscar Norm

24 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as a sleazy freelance TV reporter determined to go to any length in search of crime footage in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler could get him “recognized as one of the most daring actors working in Hollywood today” and has been called some of the “best work of his career.” With this type of praise, award contention usually follows, but historically speaking, “genre films” don’t fare well at the Oscars. It’s not impossible for films that deviate from the Oscar norm — biopics, period pieces or dramas — to secure Oscar nominations for the actors involved, but looking back through the years, from 2000 to the present, shows that these films constitute a lower percentage of overall nominees.

Musicals are a type of “genre film” that actors have managed to score Oscar nominations for, though they have had more difficulty doing so since the late 60s. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Orlando Bloom open to returning for Pirates of the Caribbean 5

9 September 2014 11:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Orlando Bloom – who played orphan-turned-blacksmith-turned-pirate-turned-Davy Jones replacement in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films – was noticeably absent in 2011’s installment, On Stranger Tides. However, according to Bloom himself, he may in fact return to the high seas for the upcoming fifth installment in the swashbuckling series, Dead Men Tell No Tales. 

When talking with the Press Association, Bloom said:

“There have certainly been some discussions about it and I’m open to it. The whole experience of working with Johnny [Depp] and [original director] Gore [Verbinski] was really amazing for me.”

Dead Men Tell No Tales doesn’t set sail for a few more years, so Bloom has plenty of time to mull the decision over and decide if he’ll return as Will Turner. Personally, I’d like to see it happen, especially after the disappointment that was On Stranger Tides. The filmmakers tried jettisoning some of the original cast members in the fourth installment, »

- James Garcia

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Orlando Bloom Says He Could Join ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

9 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and “The Lord Of The Rings” (in which he played fan favorite Legolas), Orlando Bloom career was supposed to ascend into the stratosphere, but it didn’t happen. He starred in movies like Ridley Scott's "Kingdom Of Heaven" and Cameron Crowe "Elizabethtown," but both films were big flops (‘Heaven’ did well internationally, but very poorly in the U.S.), and that was pretty much a wrap on his next big thing status. He left the ‘Pirates’ series in 2007, but maybe he’s going back to simple crowd-pleasing. He’s already re-teamed with Peter Jackson for ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, and now it looks like he may join ‘Pirates 5’ aka “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” “There have certainly been some discussions about it and I’m open to it,” he apparently said during a discussion panel »

- Tess Hofmann

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Orlando Bloom May Return for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

9 September 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Orlando Bloom, who starred as Will Turner, helped turn Pirates of the Caribbean into one of cinema's biggest franchises, starting with Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl in 2003 and continuing on in 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, the actor was suspiciously absent from Disney's 2011 adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. That may not be the case with Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (tentatively titled Dead Men Tell No Tales), as the actor reveals he's had discussions about returning, and is open to the idea.

Orlando Bloom attended the Oz Comic Con over the weekend, and this is what he had to say about his possible return as Will Turner:

"There have certainly been some discussions about it and I'm open to it."

The wording of his comments leave it unclear »

- MovieWeb

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The Office 11 years on: What Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman and co did next

6 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that The Office's David Brent will be heading to the big screen with his own movie, Life on the Road.

So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.

Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.

In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 release date set for July 2017

23 July 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will be released in cinemas on July 7, 2017, Walt Disney Pictures has announced.

Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow will return to the big screen in in a summer that includes strong blockbuster competition from Despicable Me 3 (June 30), Fantastic Four 2 (July 14) and an unknown Marvel movie (July 28).

Re-Viewed - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The fifth Pirates instalment was originally scheduled for release in 2015, but was pushed back due to script and budget concerns.

Jerry Bruckheimer will return to produce the film with Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg handling directing duties. The script comes from Catch Me If You Can's Jeff Nathanson.

The Pirates of the Caribbean movie series has earned more than $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office since it began in 2003.

Watch the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl below: »

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'Pirates of the Caribbean' Will Sail Into Theaters July 2017

23 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Grab your eyeliner and whimsical headscarves, because the dread pirate Jack Sparrow will be hitting the high seas in 2017. It seems like just yesterday that Johnny Depp debuted his Keith Richards swagger for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who co-directed the oceanic adventure "Kon-Tiki" in 2012), will take a crack at directing "Pirates 5," which is tentatively named "Dead Men Tell No Tales." Jeff Nathanson, who also penned "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Rush Hour 3," and "The Terminal," is working on the script. "Pirates 5" was initially slated for 2015, but "The Lone Ranger" certainly took a bite out of Disney's bottom line. The bad press and even worse reviews of "The Lone Ranger" definitely left a bad taste in movie-goers' mouths, so perhaps it was wise to push off "Pirates" another year.

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- Jenni Miller

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Zoe Saldana Turns 36 -- See the Cast of "Center Stage" Then & Now!

19 June 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

What a year for Zoe Saldana! The stunning star, who is turning 36 today, has come a long way since making her big screen debut in the dance drama, "Center Stage," which portrayed a group of ballet students training at an academy.Since she danced her way into our hearts, the actress starred in a series of teen movies, including Britney Spears' "Crossroads" and Nick Cannon's 2002 hit "Drumline."Back in 2003, she appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" as Anamaria, a former lover of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).2009 was a blockbuster year for the brunette beauty's career. Saldana starred in J.J. Abram's remake of "Star Trek" as Communications Officer Uhura. In December 2009, she hit the big screen as Neytiri, an alien warrior, in the 3D sci-fi hit, "Avatar," which would go on to become the world's highest-grossing film. Most recently, Zoe played Rosemary »

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When did big budget star vehicles become the underdogs?

8 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After the curious case of Edge Of Tomorrow’s surprise critical popularity, Rob investigates a strange Hollywood happening…

Feature

The release of Edge Of Tomorrow - which opened in the Us this past weekend, following its bow in the UK a week earlier - has brought, not for the first time, a strange Hollywood trend to light. And it's this: do we trust big stars to make decent movies anymore?

Many people, this writer included, took a lot of convincing to venture out and see Tom Cruise in a hugely expensive sci-fi spectacular (notwithstanding the fact that Cruise has fine form in science fiction). The film in question, Edge Of Tomorrow, is directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity, and based on a graphic novel with a cool title. So surely this should have been a movie which audiences were enthusiastically anticipating? Yet It didn’t seem that way, »

- rleane

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Pirates of the Caribbean ship sinks in freak accident

28 May 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A ship used extensively in the Pirates of the Caribbean films has sunk in a freak accident.

The Brig Unicorn, used as The Black Pearl, The Henrietta and The Terrasaw in the movies, sank on Friday (May 23) while en route from St Lucia to St Vincent.

The ship was also used in the '70s TV show Roots.

The nine crew members and captain escaped uninjured, and were safely taken to shore by rescue boats.

The first Pirates of the Caribbean film, The Curse of The Black Pearl, grossed $654million worldwide upon its release in 2003.

The popular series is set to make a return in 2016 with fifth instalment Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The film's release has been pushed back due to issues with the script. The release date, originally set for July 10, 2015, has been delayed until the summer of 2016.

Watch a trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl »

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014 draws 8.8m on BBC One

11 May 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Eurovision Song Contest was watched by nearly 9 million viewers on BBC One last night (May 10), according to overnight data.

An average of 8.79m (41.9%) - up from 2013's figure of 7.7m - saw Austria's Conchita Wurst beat the Netherlands' The Common Linnets to be crowned champion.

On ITV, Britain's Got Talent continued with 8.68m (41.1%) from 7pm, with an additional 710k (3.2%) on +1. Britain's Got More Talent on ITV2 managed 1.34m (6.1%) afterwards.

Meanwhile, ITV's Amazing Greys attracted 2.05m (9.3%) in the 8pm hour.

Over on BBC Two, Flog It! and Dad's Army managed 1.02m (4.8%) and 1.45m (6.7%) respectively.

They were followed by A Culture Show Special from 8.30pm (352k/1.6%) and Generation War: Our Mothers, Our Fathers at 9.30pm (810k/3.9%).

Channel 4 showed The Day the Earth Stood Still from 7.05pm (720k/3.3%) and Man on a Ledge from 9pm (1.31m/6.1%).

Meanwhile, Channel 5 aired The Battle of Britain, which averaged 847k (3.8%).

On the multichannels, ITV3's »

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EW presents 'Summer Blockbuster: The Movie'

1 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Twenty-nine days, 30 movies, and innumerable explosions later, EW has finally revealed our full list of the Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time. Each and every film we named — and dissected in loving detail over the course of April — is an iconic gem; the flicks we honored are memorable not only as great popcorn fare but also as great movies, period.

As of today, you’re free to peruse each of the honorees in our handy Best Summer Blockbusters photo gallery. Starting tomorrow, we’ll hand the reins over to you in our Ranker Tool, which will allow you to make »

- Hillary Busis

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EW presents 'Summer Blockbuster: The Movie'

30 April 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Twenty-nine days, 30 movies, and innumerable explosions later, EW has finally revealed our full list of the Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time. Each and every film we named — and dissected in loving detail over the course of April — is an iconic gem; the flicks we honored are memorable not only as great popcorn fare but also as great movies, period.

As of today, you’re free to peruse each of the honorees in our handy Best Summer Blockbusters photo gallery. Starting tomorrow, we’ll hand the reins over to you in our Ranker Tool, which will allow you to make »

- Hillary Busis

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Jaws' is No. 1

29 April 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

When I was growing up on the Jersey Shore, mere miles from the 1916 shark attacks that Peter Benchley used as inspiration for his best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws had a profound effect on my summers. Whenever I was alone in the water, I inevitably began to fear that I was being stalked by something beneath the surface. The panic would grow and grow — as John Williams’ daaa-dum music grew louder in my head — until I finally felt compelled to make a break for it. Swimming for my life, my flailing arms furiously pounded the water and my lungs felt »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Star Wars'

28 April 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Star Wars was a movie once. This is a basic fact that we all know. It was a single film released in theaters: A story with a beginning (kind of), a middle, and an end (kind of). There was a relatively small cast, composed of up-and-comers, unknowns, and one well-regarded British actor overdelivering on what looked to him like thin material. The film, released in theaters in 1977, had a simple story. There was a MacGuffin (The Death Star Plans!) and there was a Rescue Mission (Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope!) and there was a Final Battle. »

- Darren Franich

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Jurassic Park'

25 April 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

More than two decades later, and we still can’t look at a cup of water the same.

Just as the rippling water in that now iconic scene signaled the T. rex’s grand entrance, so did Jurassic Park usher in a new era of cinematic innovation. Making a reality of so many childhood dreams, it marries moviemaking wizardry and emotional complexity to electrifying effect. Park also straddles a number of genres (action-adventure, family, thriller, and sci-fi, to name a few) on top of its ready-made merchandising and theme-park ride potential, ultimately offering something for everyone. But the leaps and »

- Lanford Beard

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'The Dark Knight'

24 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

There’s before The Dark Knight, and there’s after The Dark Knight. Before The Dark Knight, superhero movies were big for Hollywood and Christopher Nolan was a culty stylist and everyone loved Batman. After The Dark Knight, superhero movies were the defining Hollywood product and Christopher Nolan was everyone’s favorite Hollywood director and everyone really loved Batman.

You can try to explain The Dark Knight’s success by looking at the underlying factors of where we were at at the time — “we” as a nation, “we” as a global moviegoing public, “we” as a geekifying popular culture. A brutal election year faced America. »

- Darren Franich

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 script isn't ready yet, says Disney boss

23 April 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The script for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie has not yet received approval from Disney chairman Alan Horn.

The release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been shifted from its original date of July 10, 2015 to the summer of 2016 in order to further develop the script.

Horn revealed at the Bloomberg Business of Entertainment Breakfast on Tuesday (April 22) that production could begin in the autumn only if the script meets his approval.

"It's possible [that production could begin this autumn]," he said, adding: "We haven't seen a screenplay yet that I've been able to sign off on."

The Disney chairman added: "There's a lot of variables that affect the final outcome once it leaves the studio lot, so we are very careful."

Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg previously suggested that they were hoping to begin shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Puerto Rico and »

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

23 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In 2014, it’s difficult to appreciate the awe felt by uninitiated audiences who saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in theaters in 1981. Think about the film’s opening scenes, which introduce Indiana Jones and his now-iconic fedora in the jungles of South America. He narrowly avoids getting shot in the back by his mutinous guides, proves his Zorro-esque expertise with a whip, cleverly maneuvers through the deadly booby-traps of an ancient Peruvian temple, flicks away tarantulas like they’re gnats, nabs the prized golden idol but sets off a chain-reaction of destruction that includes a giant boulder chasing him back out into the sunlight, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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