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Exclusive: Composer Howard Shore Talks The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Rosewater, Maps To The Stars, Silence, and More

19 December 2014 12:17 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore is among today’s most respected composers and conductors.  He’s been a frequent collaborator with David Cronenberg for 35 years and has scored nearly all his films since 1979 including 2014’s Maps to the Stars.  He’s also had a long-standing collaboration with director Martin Scorsese on films that include Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Aviator, and Hugo.  However, he is probably best known for his work with Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, including this year’s The Battle of the Five Armies.  Recently, he also composed the original music for director Jon Stewart’s biopic, Rosewater. In an exclusive interview, Shore spoke about his creative partnerships with Cronenberg, Jackson, Scorsese and Stewart, his unique approach to composition and orchestration, the challenges of scoring an edgy drama compared to a large scale action movie set in a complex fantasy world, »

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'Blackhat' trailer reminds us why the Sony hack is terrifying

12 December 2014 8:46 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For nearly three-weeks, Sony Pictures has been fortifying security and watching confidential information spill into the cultural conversation after a hacker group calling itself the "Guardians of Peace" broke into the company’s computer systems with chaotic intent. It’s been a weird event to watch from the outside. The leak spawned fun tidbits (the idea that the "Jump Street" franchise may crossover with "Men in Black" sent the Internet into a tizzy) and sour revelations, personal correspondences scrutinized under a microscope. For many, the attack feels harmless — it’s just Hollywood after all! But pulling back to a macro view, the idea that the tap of a few buttons could cripple a major corporation is downright terrifying. What if the info didn’t feel so superfluous? What if criminally obtained knowledge flipped the state of the world forever? Welcome to the scenario revolving around Michael Mann’s new movie "Blackhat. »

- Matt Patches

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How to be SAG Snubbed Even When You're Nominated

10 December 2014 7:06 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As is our annual tradition we like to peruse the credits of the SAG Ensemble nods to see who got left out despite their film's nomination. The Film Experience started this kind of analysis ten years ago when The Aviator had some really dumb exclusions and inclusions but lots of other sites now cover the injustice. We never get credit for starting this line of Norma Rae righteous anger but, that said, at least a lot of people have it now.

Did SAG think her face looked like she'd licked a homelessman's ass?

If you aren't familiar SAG uses a system whereby only actors with solitary title cards are official nominees for the Cast category. This means if you are famous in a bit part and have a good agent you are more likely to be an official nominee than the unknown who delivered a better performance in possibly a »

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Thelma Schoonmaker Editing Int’l Cut of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ (Exclusive)

2 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bangalore — Triple Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker is working on an international cut of Anurag Kashyap’s “Bombay Velvet”, Variety has reliably learned. Prerna Saigal, editor of Danis Tanovic’s “Tigers” is editing the longer Indian version.

Schoonmaker is best known for her long time collaboration with Martin Scorsese and her work with him has won her Oscars for “Raging Bull,” “The Aviator” and “The Departed”.

Kashyap has been a long-term admirer of Scorsese’s work. Scorsese in turn has been appreciative of Kashyap’s films and had sent him a letter in which he said that he “thoroughly enjoyed” the director’s “Dev D” and “Gangs of Wasseypur,” and found them “exciting and inspiring”.

Set in the 1960s, “Bombay Velvet” is based on Gyan Prakash’s book “Mumbai Fables”. The $16 million budgeted film revolves around a boxer, a jazz singer and a media mogul and the parts they play »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Cate Blanchett Covers "Porter"

1 December 2014 5:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of Australian actress Cate Blanchett ("The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies") in the November 2014 issue of "Porter Magazine", photographed by Ryan McGinley:

Blanchett has won two 'Academy Awards', three 'Screen Actors Guild Awards', three 'Golden Globe Awards' and three 'BAFTA Awards'. 

She was also appointed 'Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters' by the French government in 2012. 

Blanchett first gained  international attention for her role as 'Elizabeth I of England' in director Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film "Elizabeth", followed by her portrayal of 'Katharine Hepburn' in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film, "The Aviator".

In 2013, she starred as 'Jasmine Francis' in director Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine".

Blanchett's other notable films include "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001–03) and "The Hobbit" trilogy (2012–14), "Veronica Guerin" (2003), "Babel" (2006), "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button »

- Michael Stevens

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Neeraj Pandey & Akshay Kumar the new Scorsese-dicaprio!

28 November 2014 2:04 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar are fast emerging as the new hit Jodi in town. After Special 26 garnered much critical acclaim, the duo have teamed up again for their next film – Baby.

Like Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Di Caprio of Hollywood, Neeraj feels he has met his muse in Akshay! Martin & Leonardo have worked in several films together and all have done well at the box office or been critically like Shutter Island, The Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street to name a few. Although Akshay and Neeraj’s association is just one film old, now this jodi is ready to thrill us again with Baby.

It wouldn’t be wrong to call Akshay and Neeraj, Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese of Bollywood, as they share the same camaraderie, their thinking process is aligned. While the duo’s last flick was high on suspense, Baby will showcase high octane »

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The Magical New Cinderella Trailer, Poster, And Images Sparkle

19 November 2014 11:42 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Wednesday, Walt Disney Studios debuted the beautiful new trailer for Cinderlla. A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

The trailer introduces audiences to Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) in the iconic role of Cinderella, a beautiful young woman with a gentle spirit who, despite the cruelty and abuse she is subjected to from her stepmother and her daughters, continues to remain positive and steadfast, as well as the first images of Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the wicked stepmother, Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) as the dashing, intelligent and thoughtful Prince, and the one-of-a-kind glass slipper.

The slipper was designed by three-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (“The Aviator”) and produced by Swarovski, and is a magnificent work of art.

The new poster, »

- Michelle McCue

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Clint Eastwood's Oscars Challenge: Getting Liberal Voters to Love 'American Sniper'

18 November 2014 8:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Deep into 2004, as the Oscar race was coalescing around just a few pictures, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator looked like the film to beat. It was classy, it was a period piece, it had a roster of top-notch performances, it was directed by America's most acclaimed filmmaker and its subject matter was near and dear to Hollywood's heart: Howard Hughes. Sure, Alexander Payne's Sideways and the biopic Ray looked like they might give it a run for its money. But both were small in scale, unlikely to

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- Stephen Galloway

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The Imitation Game and important biopics

13 November 2014 2:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Benedict Cumberbatch playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, James explores the importance of a good biopic...

Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing. Benedict Cumberbatch is also the most popular Sherlock Holmes in history, the terrible and stupendous dragon Smaug in The Hobbit film adaptations and the ultimate nemesis that is Khan in the alternate-timeline that constitutes the Star Trek reboot movie cycle.

Benedict Cumberbatch is also set to become Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - the hottest multi-franchise in the galaxy (several galaxies, actually) and the multifaceted pop-cultural entity magnetically attracting the most fascination and speculation right now (even more than the upcoming Star Wars sequels, which Cumberbatch has also been heavily linked with. In all likelihood, for all we know, Benedict Cumberbatch is also a Star Wars secret).

Benedict Cumberbatch is also Benedict Cumberbatch - one of the most in-demand actors alive with a cult-like fan »

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Afm: Spain’s Rodaje a la Carta Boards ‘Tomorrow,’ Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese

11 November 2014 4:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Ismael Issa’s Spanish production company Rodaje a la Carta has boarded British pic “Tomorrow,” which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Variety has been given exclusive access to this image from the pic.

The film, which began production in London in September, has moved location to a town at the foot of the Sierra de Callosa mountain range in Spain. Photography will focus on war scenes featuring Sebastian Street’s character.

The first footage from the film is being screened to buyers at the American Film Market by Carnaby Sales & Distribution. Wme is handling U.S. rights.

Pic, which is produced by London-based production companies Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82, is the feature film directional debut of Martha Pinson, Scorsese’s script supervisor on “The Aviator,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and “Hugo.”

The script was penned by Stuart Brennan and Street, who are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. »

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Rick Baker and Kathryn Blondell to Receive Lifetime Honors at Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

6 November 2014 5:50 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker and Emmy-nominated hairstylist Kathryn Blondell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 14 at Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood.

The event honors outstanding achievements of makeup artists and hairstylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.

“The bodies of work of Rick Baker as a makeup artist and Kathryn Blondell as a hairstylist are legendary, and we are proud to rank them among the best in the history of our profession,” said Susan Cabral-Ebert, president of the guild (Iatse Local 706). “They are extraordinary artists and accomplished leaders in the industry, and it is our pleasure to name them as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.”

With more than 70 film and television credits, and with seven Oscars, Baker holds the record for the most Academy Award wins and nominations bestowed upon any makeup artist. »

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Rick Baker and Kathryn Blondell to Receive Lifetime Honors at Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

6 November 2014 5:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker and Emmy-nominated hairstylist Kathryn Blondell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 14 at Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood.

The event honors outstanding achievements of makeup artists and hairstylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.

“The bodies of work of Rick Baker as a makeup artist and Kathryn Blondell as a hairstylist are legendary, and we are proud to rank them among the best in the history of our profession,” said Susan Cabral-Ebert, president of the guild (Iatse Local 706). “They are extraordinary artists and accomplished leaders in the industry, and it is our pleasure to name them as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.”

With more than 70 film and television credits, and with seven Oscars, Baker holds the record for the most Academy Award wins and nominations bestowed upon any makeup artist. »

- Peter Caranicas

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Howard Shore To Score Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' & More Soundtrack News

6 November 2014 3:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, this is an exciting development. Howard Shore—the respected and prolific composer who has written terrific film music for directors like David Cronenberg (“The Brood,” “Dead Ringers," “eXistenZ”) and Peter Jackson ("The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy) has recently confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that he will score Martin Scorsese’s upcoming religious drama “Silence.” The film has been a passion project of the director’s for quite some time now and it’s not hard to see why—religion, just as much as crime and guilt, qualifies as an obsession in the films of Martin Scorsese, and it’s been over two decades since he tackled the subject head-on, as he did with 1988’s “The Last Temptation of Christ."  Shore has composed appropriately grand music for many of Scorsese’s later pictures, including “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator,” and the cinema-going world waits with bated breath »

- Nicholas Laskin

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The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)

6 November 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies -- whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts -- featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn, »

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Monster make-up legend Rick Baker to receive lifetime achievement award

6 November 2014 10:37 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In October, Rick Baker appeared in an Academy-approved video, touring industry outsiders around his makeup studio, a treasure trove of special effects wonderment. The inside look came tinged with sadness; With modern blockbusters opting for more CG effects over practical makeup, Baker’s craft has slowly faded into the history books, prompting him to move out of his sprawling warehouse. For those left weeping over the video comes a hint of good news: The Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards will honor the monster movie make-up master during its 2015 ceremony. Iatse, Local 706 announced today that Baker and hair stylist Kathryn Blondell were the honorees of the guild’s annual lifetime achievement awards. Baker is a seven-time Academy Award winner, holding the record for the most wins and nominations bestowed upon any make-up artist. His prosthetics and nightmarish visions have appeared in "American Werewolf in London", "Harry and the Hendersons", "Ed Wood, »

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Make-Up Artist Rick Baker, Hair Stylist Kathryn Blondell Getting Lifetime Achievement Awards

6 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning make-up artist Rick Baker (Men in Black) and Emmy and BAFTA-winning hair stylist Kathryn Blondell (The Wolf of Wall Street) will each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 14 at Paramount Studios Theatre. With seven Oscars, Baker holds the record for the most Academy Award wins and nominations bestowed upon any make-up artist in history. He received Academy Awards for American Werewolf in London, Harry and the HendersonsEd WoodThe Nutty ProfessorMen in BlackHow the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Wolfman. Blondell holds an Emmy (Moonlighting), a BAFTA (The Aviator) and

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Directors Still Learning the Subtleties of Digital Intermediate

4 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Often the work of a colorist — like that of an editor, a composer or a sound designer — is most profound when it is invisible to the common viewer.

Yet for that reason, color grading and digital intermediate are often overlooked, though they can be essential for storytelling.

Technicolor’s VP of imaging research and development, Josh Pines, points to Patti Bellantoni’s 2005 book “If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die” as a vital study of the ways tiny variations on color can play with audience expectations, functioning either as foreshadowing or misdirection.

“I don’t believe in numerology, but we are wired to have certain associations and find certain symbolism in things like numbers,” says Pines.

“It has an impact on the subconscious. It’s the same thing with color. I don’t sit down and say, ‘Oh, this color represents death, and this color represents…,’ but being aware »

- Andrew Barker

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K5 boards Walken, Heard comedy-drama

28 October 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard star in New York comedy-drama.

K5 International has boarded New York-based comedy-drama When I Live My life Over Again, starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and Oliver Platt.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s sales outfit will introduce the film to buyers at Afm.

Zombieland star Heard plays Jude, the daughter of a famous crooner Paul Lombard (Walken), but for the proud, feisty Jude, spending time with her egocentric, impossible-to-please father becomes her worst nightmare as he plots his big comeback.

The film is written and directed by Robert Edwards and co-stars Kelli Garner (The Aviator), Ann Magnuson (Panic Room), and Hamish Linklater (Fantastic Four). 

Producers are Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Chris Maybach, Saemi and Saerom Kim at Maybach Film Productions (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ferne Pearlstein and Lucas Joaquin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). 

Executive producers are Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5, Eugene Lee »

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K5 boards Walken, Heard drama

28 October 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard star in New York drama.

K5 International has boarded New York-based drama When I Live My life Over Again, starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and Oliver Platt.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s sales outfit will introduce the film to buyers at Afm.

Zombieland star Heard plays Jude, the daughter of a famous crooner Paul Lombard (Walken), but for the proud, feisty Jude, spending time with her egocentric, impossible-to-please father becomes her worst nightmare as he plots his big comeback.

The film is written and directed by Robert Edwards and co-stars Kelli Garner (The Aviator), Ann Magnuson (Panic Room), and Hamish Linklater (Fantastic Four). 

Producers are Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Chris Maybach, Saemi and Saerom Kim at Maybach Film Productions (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ferne Pearlstein and Lucas Joaquin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). 

Executive producers are Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5, Eugene Lee »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Lifetime finds its Marilyn Monroe

27 October 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Lifetime has found its Marilyn in Pan Am and The Aviator actress Kelli Garner. EW has confirmed that Garner will star as Marilyn Monroe in the network's upcoming four-hour miniseries about the Hollywood icon. Based on The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli, Marilyn also stars Susan Sarandon as Monroe's mentally ill mother with whom she has a rather complicated relationship. According to Lifetime, the miniseries will reveal "what the iconic superstar succeeded in hiding from an all-too-invasive world." Here's the official synopsis from the network: "Marilyn is both the personification of sex, whose first marriage ironically collapses because of her frigidity, »

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