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Watch Jamie Foxx Explain Why His National Anthem Sounded 'Off'

6 May 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As one clever fan put it after the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao battle: "The real fight was between Jamie Foxx and the national anthem."

Foxx, who won an Oscar as legendary singer Ray Charles in "Ray," sang the National Anthem at the so-called fight of the century on Saturday. But did he really sing it? Fans gave him a serious beating on Twitter after the event, and Foxx addressed the criticism Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

"I sung the National Anthem, now some people were a little upset about how it went down," Foxx said. "But here's the thing. First of all, anytime a black person sings the National Anthem, you know we gotta, 'Ohhhhhh sayyyy can you-oooooo-ooooooo.'" The audience cut him off with their cheers. "But what did happen in the ring, my ears came out. My inner ears." Ellen asked him to explain his earpiece reference. »

- Gina Carbone

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Jamie Foxx Defends National Anthem Performance at Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Fight: "Everybody Calm Down"

5 May 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Blame it on the...mic? Jamie Foxx broke his silence on Tuesday, May 5, about his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight this past weekend. Foxx's version of the National Anthem, which he sang before a sold-out crowd inside the MGM Grand Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2, was criticized as just plain awful by millions of viewers watching around the world. "Well, here's the thing with it," the Ray actor told Access Hollywood on Tuesday. "First of all, everybody calm down." He went on [...] »

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Jamie Foxx Pummeled by Fans for National Anthem Performance Before Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight (Video)

3 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jamie Foxx turned in a headline-making performance of the national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. And he was Ko’d on social media in the process. Foxx belted out what can best be described as a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday night, complete with vocal gymnastics and a “hallelujah” at the end. Also Read: Floyd Mayweather Bans CNN's Rachel Nichols, HBO's Michelle Beadle From Covering Fight Unfortunately, the “Ray” Oscar winner was ripped by boxing fans for putting more twists and turns into his rendition than the actual fight. “Jamie Foxx making me »

- Anita Bennett

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Jamie Foxx Finds Love, Singing Tinder Profiles on Jimmy Kimmel (watch!)

17 April 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Jamie Foxx is best known as an actor, but he can also sing. He lent his voice on Jimmy Kimmel last night (Apr. 16) to turn Tinder dating profiles into lyrical refrains. How about “Please don’t be a vegan?” Foxx, who has won a Grammy and was lauded for his performance as blues singer Ray Charles in the movie “Ray,” was pretty amazing. ...Read More »

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Watch: Poignant Deleted Scene from the Acclaimed Mini-Series 'Book of Negroes'

3 April 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: What Critics Are Saying About 'The Book of Negroes' Miniseries Entertainment One is releasing Bet's acclaimed mini-series "Book of Negroes" on a special edition DVD, with over three hours of bonus programming including interviews with cast and author Lawrence Hill, deleted scenes, and a 28-page collector's book. Based on a critically acclaimed novel by Lawrence Hill, "The Book of Negroes" stars Aunjanue Ellis ("The Help," "Ray"), Golden Globe winner Louis Gossett Jr. ("Roots," "Boardwalk Empire") and Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire"). The series follows Aminata Diallo, an African woman whose story is filled with hardship and tragedy, but also triumph. Kidnapped by slave traders in Africa as a young girl and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way across the world, struggling to return home, before finally achieving her freedom at the beginning of the 19th »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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Sony Classical To Release Composer Craig Armstrong’s Far From The Madding Crowd Soundtrack On April 28

1 April 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After his Academy Award nominated film The Hunt (starring Mads Mikkelsen), Danish director Thomas Vinterberg adapted Thomas Hardy’s classic love story Far From The Madding Crowd for the big screen. Grammy award-winning composer Craig Armstrong was enlisted to compose the score for the film.

On April 28, Sony Classical will release the original motion picture soundtrack recording of Far From The Madding Crowd.

In this eagerly awaited drama, Vinterberg has brought together a first class cast, including Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, An Education, Drive), Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen (Kingdom of Heaven, Midnight in Paris, Frost/Nixon), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, Bullhead) and Tom Sturridge (On The Road).

The film will be in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Far From The Madding Crowd tells the story of independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, »

- Michelle McCue

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This Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – Interstellar, St. Vincent, Penguins of Madagascar, Horrible Bosses 2, Get on Up and more

30 March 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what’s new in the world of Blu-ray…

Interstellar

One of the biggest films of last year with a worldwide gross of over $670 million, Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster opus Interstellar flies its way on to Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and a whole host of others, Interstellar is a complex but magnificent science-fiction film that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible.

You can read our review here.

Buy Interstellar On Blu-Ray Here

 

St. Vincent

The world loves Bill Murray. Especially if Bill Murray is doing grouchy comedy, like he is here in the charming St. Vincent, where he plays a loveable grouch who’s humdrum life is turn upside down by the arrival of Melissa McCarthy and her son, who he takes under his wing. Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd co-star. »

- Scott J. Davis

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This Week in TV News: ‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff gets picked up for at least two seasons

14 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This Week in TV News is a compliment to the Week in Review feature, which will now be focused on film news. 

AMC has guaranteed two seasons to the prequel companion series of The Walking Dead, as per THR. The announcement was made earlier this week, and comes as somewhat unsurprising news. The Walking Dead continues to be one of the channel’s highest rated shows, with its popularity showing no signs of waning as the show’s fifth season rolls along. In addition, AMC has found similar commercial and critical success with Better Call Saul, its new series that is itself a spinoff of Breaking Bad.

There’s no set title for the series as of yet, and working titles have included Fear The Walking Dead and Cobalt. The first season, much like the show that spawned this spinoff, will consist of six episodes, with creator Robert Kirkman working »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Scorsese To Direct Mike Tyson Biopic?

13 March 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In a surprising reveal, actor Jamie Foxx has indicated that filmmaker Martin Scorsese will direct the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic in which Foxx is slated to star.

Appearing on Power 105's radio program The Breakfast Club, the "Ray" and "Django Unchained" star said:

"I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I'm going to do the Mike Tyson story. Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, I'm on the other side and doing Mike Tyson at the same time. And Martin Scorsese at the helm. This will be the first boxing movie that Martin Scorsese has done since 'Raging Bull.'"

"Boardwalk Empire" creator and "The Wolf of Wall Street" scribe Terence Winter is penning the film which Foxx has been linked to since last summer.

Scorsese is currently in the midst of directing his long-gestating »

- Garth Franklin

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Jamie Foxx Says His Mike Tyson Biopic Is Set Up at Paramount and Martin Scorsese Will Direct

13 March 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Way back in 2009, Jamie Foxx shared publicly that he intended to bring Mike Tyson’s life story to the big screen, playing the retired boxing champ in a new biopic. The actor, who won critical acclaim for his portrayal of soul legend Ray Charles in 2004′s "Ray," admitted that he was actually desperate to portray Tyson in a movie. “I think I would have to play Mike Tyson. I’ve talked to Mike several times and his story is the most tragic American story… Mike’s story is about what America and the world is about today… Coming up at 18 years old and getting his $60 million and not teaching him what taxes are about, about vultures, about people who will »

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Martin Scorsese will direct Jamie Foxx in Mike Tyson biopic

13 March 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Scorsese has signed up to direct an upcoming Mike Tyson biopic.

Jamie Foxx will play the controversial boxer in a new drama, which has been rumoured for several months.

The Ray actor confirmed the plans while discussing the project on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club.

"I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson," he said. "So I'm going to do the Mike Tyson story. Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, I'm on the other side and doing Mike Tyson at the same time. And Martin Scorsese at the helm.

"This will be the first boxing movie that Martin Scorsese has done since Raging Bull."

Scorsese had been linked to the project before, but this is the first time it has been confirmed. However, Paramount have yet to release an official project announcement.

Tyson has previously suggested »

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Jamie Foxx Says Martin Scorsese is Directing His Mike Tyson Biopic

13 March 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last summer, we learned that Horrible Bosses and Ray star Jamie Foxx would be getting into the boxing ring to play iconic boxer Mike Tyson in a biopic that will be written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator and The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter. Since then we haven't heard anything regarding the development of the project, but Foxx recently appeared on Power 105's radio program The Breakfast Club (via Uproxx) and he revealed that Martin Scorsese will be directing, marking a return to the sport after being behind the camera for the classic Raging Bull. And this Mike Tyson project just got really interesting. Here's what Foxx told the morning radio show: “I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I’m going to do the Mike Tyson story. Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Emmys 2015: Are Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis About to Make History?

7 March 2015 9:10 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Remember the historic whiteout that hit Hollywood on Jan. 15, 2015?

We’re not talking about the weather, of course, but rather this year’s Oscar nominations — in which not a single person of color snagged one of the 20 major acting nominations.

Whether Academy insiders egregiously snubbed critical faves like Selma‘s David Oyelowo and Beyond the LightsGugu Mbatha-Raw — or if it was more a case of the film industry failing to deliver interesting, diverse roles/casting — the resulting public-relations black eye was definitely not the kind of color we’d been seeking.

RelatedRatings: Empire Breaks 14 Million, Idol Drops, CSI: Cyber Solid, »

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Remembering Actress Wright: Made Oscar History in Unmatched Feat to This Day

4 March 2015 9:02 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright movies: Actress made Oscar history Teresa Wright, best remembered for her Oscar-winning performance in the World War II melodrama Mrs. Miniver and for her deceptively fragile, small-town heroine in Alfred Hitchcock's mystery-drama Shadow of a Doubt, died at age 86 ten years ago – on March 6, 2005. Throughout her nearly six-decade show business career, Wright was featured in nearly 30 films, dozens of television series and made-for-tv movies, and a whole array of stage productions. On the big screen, she played opposite some of the most important stars of the '40s and '50s. It's a long list, including Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Gary Cooper, Myrna Loy, Ray Milland, Fredric March, Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Dana Andrews, Lew Ayres, Cornel Wilde, Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Joseph Cotten, and David Niven. Also of note, Teresa Wright made Oscar history in the early '40s, when she was nominated for each of her first three movie roles. »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar Predictions 2015: Who Will Win Best Actor?

19 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

With the 2015 Oscars almost here, Moviefone will be releasing a set of staff predictions each day this week (in countdown fashion) for the four major categories. We kicked it off yesterday with Best Actress, and now turn our attention to a hotly-contested race: Best Actor.

We've already given you the beat on the 2015 Oscars race, so now let's break down our favorites to win the award. Here, we've listed the actors we expect to win, and then, more importantly, who we think should win.

Tim Hayne

Who Will Win: Eddie Redmayne. The actor's transformative performance as physics genius Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything" is, perhaps, the most talked about of the year, and it's already earned him a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. The only person who could possibly upset the race at this point is Bradley Cooper, whose performance in "American Sniper" has been celebrated »

- Moviefone Staff

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Best Actor: It's Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne or Bradley Cooper down to the wire

18 February 2015 11:58 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We weren't kidding back in December when we wrote about how this year's Best Actor pool may have been the greatest ever. Two months later, and we seemingly have the tightest race in this category in at least 12 years. And let's put an emphasis on "seemingly."   From a pundit, industry and Oscar fan perspective, it appears as though three of the five nominees have a legitimate shot to celebrate on Oscar Sunday. First up is "The Theory of Everything's" Eddie Redmayne. The 33-year-old Brit has already won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and, as expected, the BAFTA Award in this category for his incredible portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the popular biopic.   Redmayne's main competition for most of awards season has been "Birdman's" Michael Keaton. The veteran actor was the apple of critics groups' eyes, earning honors from the National Board of Review and, by our count, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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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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Terrence Howard And Felicity Jones Named As Presenters at 87th Oscars

17 February 2015 5:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard (2006) and Oscar nominee Felicity Jones will be presenters 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.

Howard was nominated for his leading role in 2006’s “Hustle & Flow.” His other films include Oscar-winning Best Picture “Crash” (2004), “Ray” (2004), “Iron Man” (2008), “Prisoners” (2013), “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013) and “St. Vincent” (2014).  Howard currently stars in the hit television series “Empire.”  His upcoming films include “Term Life” and “Cardboard Boxer.”

Jones is nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Theory of Everything.” Her previous film credits include “The Tempest” (2010), “Like Crazy” (2011), “The Invisible Woman” (2013) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014). Jones’ upcoming films include “True Story,” “Autobahn,”  “A Monster Calls” and “Inferno.”

Oscar presenters and performers include:

Presenters:

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, »

- Michelle McCue

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Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-Ray Review

17 February 2015 2:36 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Planes: Fire & Rescue, much like the Cars sequel, spins us into an entirely new world, and though the Cars franchise sequels haven’t been quite the blockbusters Pixar might have hoped for, this broader sequel theory has made them both far better films than simpler “add-on” efforts might have managed.

Dusty finds himself out of the racing game, and quickly joins with a crew of rescue vehicles who keep an eye on a vast forest in order to contain fires. Naturally, this isn’t something that sounds like a great time to Dusty at first, but he learns that there’s a lot more to life than being in the spotlight.

This all kicks off because Dusty continually pushes himself too far, damaging a part that can’t be replaced. In a fairly obvious maneuver, he ends up crashing, and causing a fire. This leads to the airport being shut down, »

- Marc Eastman

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When Oscars turn sour: 10 disastrous post-Academy Awards roles

17 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.

Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...

Halle Berry - Catwoman (2004)

A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?

Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)

Jeff Bridges's Oscar victory for Crazy Heart felt more like an acknowledgement for a body of work than that particular role (Crazy Heart is not his best). Thank goodness, then, that »

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