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Like It or Not, You're Getting a 'Robin Hood' Origin Story

9 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In tax accounting there is a concept called the "Robin Hood effect", which describes both the tax bracket setup that requires income above certain levels be taxed at higher rates and also the reduction of deductible items once a taxpayer exceeds a certain adjusted gross income threshold. None of you care about that, I'm sure, but aside from watching Robin Hood: Men in Tights about a dozen times in the span of a week when I was in middle school, it's the only thing that came to mind when I saw the following news from Deadline, announcing a new version of the Robin Hood tale has landed at Leonardo DiCaprio's production house Appian Way, this one a "gritty version of the rogue do-gooder" entitled Robin Hood: Origins, because what the hell else would it bec Joby Harold, who wrote the Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur script for director Guy Ritchie, »

- Jordan Benesh

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'Birdman' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki joins exclusive club with Oscar win

22 February 2015 7:29 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

By winning the Best Cinematography Oscar for a second year in a row, "Birdman" director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki has joined a truly elite club whose ranks haven't been breached in nearly two decades. Only four other cinematographers have won the prize in two consecutive years. The last time it happened was in 1994 and 1995, when John Toll won for Edward Zwick's "Legends of the Fall" and Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" respectively. Before that you have to go all the way back to the late '40s, when Winton Hoch won in 1948 (Victor Fleming's "Joan of Arc" with Ingrid Bergman) and 1949 (John Ford's western "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"). Both victories came in the color category, as the Academy awarded prizes separately for black-and-white and color photography from 1939 to 1956. Leon Shamroy also won back-to-back color cinematography Oscars, for Henry King's 1944 Woodrow Wilson biopic "Wilson" and John M. Stahl »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Did the 2005 Oscars get it right?

18 February 2015 9:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With the 2015 Oscars coming up this weekend, we go back ten years to see if the 2005 awards still hold up today...

It was during an interview with Mark Kermode that I asked him how long someone really needs to gestate on a film, and come up with a proper review. "About ten years", he said. I get his point. Each awards season, it's about, at best, what feels like the best film right then. Not the one that settles over a period of time, or shows you new things each time you watch it. But the one that you watched once, and affected you once. It's the only way, anyway, I can think of why A Beautiful Mind won a Best Picture Oscar.

This weekend, then, is the Academy Awards once more. And I thought it'd be worth rewinding ten years, to see whether the Academy's choices on February 27th »

- simonbrew

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Oscars: Cate Blanchett Returning To Academy Awards After Encounters With Dragons, Hobbits, Cinderella & Rooney Mara

11 February 2015 5:59 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: One year later, 2013 Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett is ready to hit the Oscar stage again.  This year she will be opening the envelope and announcing the name of the Lead Actor winner, the most hotly contested of all acting races. But when I mentioned that as I spoke with her on the phone her home in Australia, Blanchett almost brushed it aside, wanting to talk about instead about a different category: the one she won in last year for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. “Well, I don’t know. There are also a lot of great performances, yet again by women, and another five that didn’t make it could easily have been nominated,” she said.

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since she became a first-time Best Actress winner after winning in 2004 for her Supporting role as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator. »

- Pete Hammond

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Cate Blanchett on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3′ and the Fear of Oscar Speeches

10 February 2015 1:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For Cate Blanchett, all roads these days lead to Oscar.

Last year’s best actress winner (“Blue Jasmine”) will be a presenter on Feb. 22. She will also be represented in the feature animation race, thanks to her voice work in “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

And she landed that job at an Oscar ceremony.

When the 2010 “Dragon” was nominated, director Dean DeBlois approached her at the ceremony about doing a role in the sequel. As she told Variety, “He just walked up to me and said, ‘I’ve written a part for you.’ I thought, ‘Yeah, that is such a line…!’ But he had. He said she was a Jane Goodall-type of character who had spent her life with dragons. I loved the first film and had watched it about nine times with my boys. So my curiosity was piqued, and I thought, ‘How will they top that? »

- Tim Gray

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The best award-winning films on Netflix

6 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We're knee-deep in awards season at the moment, with all the attendant speculation, drama and controversy you would expect. Who should win? Who was snubbed? Who will fall over before they reach the podium? We're looking at you, Jennifer Lawrence.

Around this time, we tend to realise the shocking number of lauded films from previous years which we still haven't seen. So here's a selection of the best award-winning films you can catch up with on Netflix:

The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 classic hardly needs an introduction from us. The film took three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor for Marlon Brando, as well as a record five Golden Globes and further nods from the Grammys, and Writers and Directors Guilds of America.

Brando's performance as mafia boss Vito Corleone is, of course, legendary, with other fantastic turns from Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan and Robert Duvall. »

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Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o To Present at 87th Oscars

4 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o, last year’s Oscar winners in the leading actress, supporting actor and supporting actress categories, will return to present at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

“The great tradition of having the previous year’s Oscar-winning best actors and actresses in all 4 categories happily continues this year with the amazing quartet of Cate, Jared, Matthew and Lupita. We’re thrilled to have them back,” says Zadan and Meron.

Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and has won two, including last year’s award for “Blue Jasmine.” Her previous win was for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2004 film “The Aviator.” Blanchett also received leading actress nominations for “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), and supporting actress »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar Presenters: Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o

4 February 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o, last year’s Oscar winners in the leading actress, supporting actor and supporting actress categories, will return to present at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “The great tradition of having the previous year’s Oscar-winning best actors and actresses in all 4 categories happily continues this year with the amazing quartet of Cate, Jared, Matthew and Lupita. We’re thrilled to have them back,” says Zadan and Meron. Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and has won two, including last year’s award for “Blue Jasmine.” Her previous win was for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2004 film “The Aviator.” Blanchett also received leading actress nominations for “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), and supporting actress »

- Josh Abraham

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #61. Martha Pinson’s Tomorrow

6 January 2015 10:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Tomorrow

Director: Martha Pinson // Writers: Stuart Brennan, Sebastian Street

Longtime Scorsese script supervisor Martha Pinson (Hugo, The Departed, The Aviator, Shutter Island) makes her directorial debut with Tomorrow, starring its own screenwriters, Stuart Brennan and Sebastian Street. Executive produced by Scorsese, it also stars some well known faces from British cinema, such as Stephen Fry and singer Joss Stone. The film is about soldiers trying to reintegrate into society after tours of duty.

Cast: Stuart Brennan, Sebastian Street, Stephen Fry, Joss Stone.

Producers: Dean M. Woodford, Roaring Mouse Productions, Studio 82

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Release Date: Scorsese’s name should help elevate the potential placement of the film, which we could easily see showing up as a high profile film item at Tiff and London BFI.

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- Nicholas Bell

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R.I.P. Edward Herrmann (1943 – 2014)

1 January 2015 1:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Emmy Award-winning actor Edward Herrmann, best known for his roles in The Lost Boys and Gilmore Girls, has passed away aged 71 after a battle with brain cancer.

Born in Washington, D.C., Herrmann began his career in theater, making his Broadway debut in 1972 and winning a Tony Award four years later. He would also earn Emmy nominations for his TV work as Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1976’s Eleanor and Franklin and 1977’s Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, as well as reprising the role of Fdr in 1982’s Annie.

Herrmann’s subsequent feature film credits included the likes of The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Lost Boys, Overboard, Nixon and The Aviator, while his TV credits included an Emmy Award-winning guest run on The Practice, as well as a starring role as Richard Gilmore in the teen drama Gilmore Girls.

The post R.I.P. Edward Herrmann (1943 – 2014) appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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