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Birdman earned six nods and Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma five apiece as Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna unveiled the 2014 Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on November 25.Scroll down for full list of nominations
Much-fancied Michael Keaton is nominated for his lead performance in Birdman and will compete against Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Selma’s David Oyelowo, a late arrival to the awards banquet who has earned high praise in recent weeks for his role as Martin Luther King Jr.
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is available now to Buy & Keep on Sky Store.
Digital Spy has partnered with Sky Store to take you behind the incredible performance capture visual effects of the film and introduce you to the unseen stars of the blockbuster sequel. Read on to meet the actors behind Koba, Blue Eyes, Maurice and more.
Andy Serkis as Caesar
The face of performance capture technology, Andy Serkis has brought to life digital characters as wide-ranging as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Captain Haddock in The Adventures of Tintin and King Kong.
In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes he plays Caesar for a second time, leading the primate uprising against mankind. Dawn is without question Serkis's finest performance capture turn to-date.
Toby Kebbell as Koba
Second in command to Caesar is ferocious ape Koba, who favours an aggressive and violent revolution as »
Today’s Week in Review takes us to the highly probable rumor mill and some potentially sensational casting.
First up, The Daily Mail is reporting that Christoph Waltz is on board to be the villain in the still untitled, Sam Mendes-helmed Bond 24. The Daily Mail was also the source behind other potential Bond news regarding Lea Seydoux, potentially the next Bond girl or “femme fatale.” And although it would seem obvious that Waltz would be playing the villain, even that seems ambiguous. “It’s not immediately evident whether the part’s friend, or foe, or a bit of both,” said one of the Mail’s anonymous sources. Still though, if you’re going to cast Anton Chigurh in your previous Bond movie, the next logical step is to cast Hans Landa, right?
The next concerns the potential full cast of Suicide Squad, the DC movie full of a team of super villains. »
- Brian Welk
On today's episode the lone review is for Dumb and Dumber To, but we also get into the latest news such as Christoph Waltz being cast in Bond 24, Quentin Tarantino talking retirement and film vs. digital and we also have an old classic clip from the past thanks to alert listener Mitch. Otherwise it's also games and other nonsense... nonsense we hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative »
- Brad Brevet
Just three weeks ago we learn that a Wonder Woman movie would be coming in 2017. A week later we learned that DC and Warner Bros. are looking for a female director to helm the movie. Then a week after that we learned that the Wonder Woman movie would be set in the 1920s. Late last week a rumor started to circulate that Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone) was attached to direct. Those rumors have since been squashed by Alexander and not in a nudge and wink way, but a full on explanation of why she is not doing it.
"Imagine the weight on my shoulders. How many male superhero movies fail? So now, we finally get Wonder Woman with a female director, imagine if it fails. And you have no control over marketing, over budget. So without any control, you carry the fucking weight of »
- Free Reyes
The people have spoken and they're loving Sam and Shailene!
After weeks of voting on which celebs should make the cut to be nominees in the 2015 People's Choice Awards, the ballot has been crafted and the nominees have been announced.
Anna Faris and Allison Janney, stars of the CBS sitcom Mom, hosted the grand announcement, held at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. The duo were joined by other TV stars, including Katharine McPhee and Dylan McDermott, to present the long list of categories and nominees.
News: Shailene Defends On-Screen Nudity: 'When I Have Sex, I'm Naked'
In movies, 22-year-old Shailene Woodley is the clear front-runner with four nominations, while Sam Smith is leading the music pack with four nominations of his own. Not to be outdone, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has secured nominations in both TV and music categories.
Now, it's time to vote again, this time for »
The nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2015 have been revealed.
Shailene Woodley picked up four nominations including Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress and Favourite Action Movie Actress. Her roles in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars also saw her score two nods in the Favourite Movie Duo category.
22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum received the most actor nominations, getting Favourite Movie Actor and Favourite Comedic Movie Actor nods alongside a Favourite Movie Duo nomination with co-star Jonah Hill.
The Favourite Movie Actress category will see Jennifer Lawrence take on Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy. The Hunger Games star also received a Favourite Action Movie Actress nomination.
The People's Choice Awards nominations are here! The categories for movies, TV, and music have lots of fan favorites in them, like Shailene Woodley and The Fault in Our Stars from the big screen, series like Supernatural and Once Upon a Time on the small screen, and musicians like Taylor Swift. There was even room for newbies, like new Fall shows and artists like Meghan Trainor. The People's Choice Awards will air on Jan. 7, 2015, on CBS, so check out the full list now! Movies Favorite Movie 22 Jump Street Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Maleficent X-Men: Days of Future Past Favorite Movie Actor Brad Pitt Channing Tatum Hugh Jackman Mark Wahlberg Robert Downey Jr. Favorite Movie Actress Angelina Jolie Emma Stone Jennifer Lawrence Melissa McCarthy Scarlett Johansson Favorite Movie Duo Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
With three of its four leads in place (and the fourth said to be near a deal), HBO’s True Detective has moved on to casting some heavily recurring roles for Season 2.
As previously reported, Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal struggling to move into legitimate enterprise, and Colin Farrell (Alexander) will play Ray Velcoro, a police detective with torn allegiances. Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) is said to be playing a detective, while Rachel McAdams is rumored to be circling the fourth and final lead role, as another detective.
In addition, all said to be near deals, »
It's been two years since Susanne Bier wrapped production on the period drama Serena, but the film has sat on a shelf without any indication of when it might finally hit theaters. It's already been released across the pond, and now the Us trailer has finally arrived with the film getting released early next year. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reteam again in the story of George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, who begin to build a timber empire. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, their marriage begins to unravel. Watch it! Here's the first Us trailer for Susanne Bier's Serena, originally from Chideo: If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Serena trailer from the United Kingdom right here. Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire »
- Ethan Anderton
Bob Odenkirk made a career playing a guy who protected drug kingpins and their money on "Breaking Bad" ... and now he's ready to cash in legitimately in real life.The actor who played Walter White's shady lawyer Saul Goodman on Bb just listed his home for $2.5 million ... not bad, because he bought it in '98 for $675K. The single-level house is in the same exclusive Oaks area of Los Feliz -- home to celebs like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, »
- TMZ Staff
In David Cronenberg’s world, sex hurts so good; it’s innately disgusting and primeval but at the same time beautiful and becoming. (Kind of like sex in the real world, when you think about it.) Bodies degenerate and mental states corrode under the influence of lust, and yet something new is engendered by the collision of bodies, bodily fluids, the ripping of flesh and the mangling of organs. Through the carrion of ugly comes the attractive flesh, the new flesh. Videodrome, as Jonathan Lethem once quipped, remains Cronenberg’s most penetrative film; he creates a world at once rooted in modernity circa 1983–a world afraid of the advent of television usurping our humanity, over-stimulated times ushering in the end times–and existing in a timeless, placeless vacuum. It’s vast and claustrophobic, prescient and paranoid, of the same lineage as early James Cameron »
- Greg Cwik
Previous | Image 1 of 12 | NextFilmmaker and activist Michael Moore introduced ‘Roger and Me.’
Chicago – As the 2014 edition of the 50th Chicago International Film Festival ends on October 23rd, HollywoodChicago.com spotlights the Red Carpet events with a collection of Exclusive Portraits from photographer Joe Arce. Directors are highlighted, as filmmakers ranging from Oliver Stone to Michael Moore are featured.
Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
CIFF1: Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore introduced ‘Roger and Me.’ CIFF2: Actress Kathleen Turner at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. CIFF3: Oliver Stone introduced his films ‘Natural Born Killers’ & ‘Alexander.’ CIFF4: Director Taylor Hackford presented his film ‘White Nights.’ CIFF5: Director Richard Lagravenese debuted ‘The Last 5 Years.’ CIFF6: Director Margarethe Von Trotta served on the International Feature Film jury. »
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Chicago – Love him or not, Oliver Stone is one of the most important directors of the last generation. The creator of “Born on the Fourth of July,” “JFK,” “Platoon,” “Nixon” and “Any Given Sunday” was at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival to introduce his director’s cut for “Alexander” and “Natural Born Killers.”
Oliver Stone at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com was on the Red Carpet – with photographer Joe Arce – to get a few questions with the amazing Mr. Stone, and as usual he delivers the goods.
Oliver Stone: The festival idea from [Founder] Michael Kutza means that Chicago was the forerunner of other big city film festivals, »
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Departure Day: When it comes to TV, is closure important?
If you happen to follow a decent number of TV critics on Twitter, you may have noticed a minor eruption of late. A schism has emerged, prompted by accounts like The Cancellation Bear, which concerns itself solely with the topic of whether or not series are likely to survive based on current ratings patterns. That may sound perfectly innocent on its own, but quite a few admirers have expressed the notion that they refuse to dive into a series if they get the sense that it will come to a premature end, thereby robbing them of closure. This idea has, naturally, left many critics incensed: isn’t TV a medium founded on chaos, on the thrill of working within limitations and at the whims of fickle audiences? Moreover, isn’t it silly to always want tidy resolution in the context »
The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today
40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
How did an 80s Van Damme action flick emerge from a failed Spider-Man movie and Masters Of The Universe sequel? Ryan takes a look...
Cannon Films was in deep trouble by 1987. Its boom years, between the late 70s to the mid-80s, were largely thanks to an eclectic and hurriedly-made collection of B-movies: Chuck Norris action pictures, Charles Bronson revenge flicks and lots of things with the word ‘ninja’ in the title.
Thanks to its outsider status and anything-for-a-buck approach to filmmaking, Cannon Films became a major name in Hollywood, the grinning faces of its brusque founders - producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus - frequently appearing in TV news reports and tinseltown trade papers.
For now, it looks like Angelina Jolie’s better half and a squadron that includes Shia “I’m not famous anymore” Labeouf and Logan Lerman will steer “Fury” to the top of the box office chart with a $25 million opening from 3,155 locations. “Fury” cost $68 million to produce and was backed by Columbia Pictures in association with Qed International and LStar Capital. It’s the brainchild of “End of Watch” auteur David Ayer and has enjoyed strong reviews for its story of men at war.
- Brent Lang
How do you solve a problem like “Serena”? That, at least, is the question industry watchers have been asking about Danish helmer Susanne Bier’s mysteriously withheld American feature — which, despite wrapping in 2012 with the enticing star duo of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, has sat on the shelf ever since. With the film finally out in the open, the question is no easier to answer: An arrestingly nihilistic Depression melodrama, marked by courageous performances and exquisite production values, this story of a timber-industry power couple undone by financial and personal corruption nonetheless boasts neither a narrative impetus nor a perceptible objective. The result is both problematic and fascinating, an unsympathetic spiral of human tragedy that plays a little like a hand-me-down folk ballad put to film. It’s not hard to see why a U.S. distributor has been slow to step forward.
Magnolia Pictures, sister outfit of the »
- Guy Lodge
This year marks the 50th anniversary of North America’s oldest competitive international film festival. From Oct. 9–23, Chicagoans can take in a vast array of stories old and new, long and short, near and far. Best of all? Tickets for the Chicago International Film Festival start at only $7 per film. “There are a couple of different things we’re doing this year,” festival programming director Mimi Plauché told Backstage. “One is a much larger number of retrospective, repertory screenings.” Hits such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” which had its world premiere in Chicago in 1975, will be screened alongside entries for the New Directors Competition. Award-winning director Oliver Stone, whose student film premiered at the festival at the beginning of his career, will present “Alexander: Ultimate Edition” and a director’s cut of “Natural Born Killers,” as well as participate in talkbacks with audiences. “A lot of »
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