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Calvin Harris Won Big At The MTV Vma’s

29 August 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While The Chainsmokers’ performance of their smash hit “Closer” with Halsey at the MTV Vma’s last night is still being talked about, the duo weren’t the only dance music act to make a splash at the awards ceremony.

Calvin Harris proved that he’s still on top by walking away from the event with a pair of Moon Men statues, one for Best Male Video and one for Best Electronic Video. His recent single with Rihanna on ‘This Is What You Came For” nabbed the best video award, while “How Deep Is Your Love” with Disciples took home the electronic accolade, snubbing fellow acts like Afrojack, The Chainsmokers and Mike Posner.

The times have definitely been treating Calvin Harris well, who in addition to scoring big at the Vma’s was recently named the world’s highest paid DJ for the fourth year in a row, while he »

- Connor Jones

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MTV Vma 2016: Full Video Music Awards Winners List

28 August 2016 6:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place Sunday, August 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the hottest musical acts reunited to celebrate another year of creative, empowering and artistic videos from the past year.

This year Beyoncé led the pack with 11 nominations and took home eight Moonmen including Video of the Year. Although Adele, with her Xavier Dolan-directed “Hello,” garnered a successful eight noms, she left empty handed.

Other winners of the night include Drake, Dnce, David Bowie and Coldplay. See the full list of winners below.

Read More: MTV Vma 2016 Live Stream: Watch the Video Music Awards Live Online

Video of the Year

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – “Famous”

Director: Kanye West

 

Best Female Video

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles »

- Liz Calvario

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MTV Vma 2016: Full Video Music Awards Winners List

28 August 2016 6:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place Sunday, August 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the hottest musical acts reunited to celebrate another year of creative, empowering and artistic videos from the past year.

This year Beyoncé led the pack with 11 nominations and took home eight Moonmen including Video of the Year. Although Adele, with her Xavier Dolan–directed “Hello,” garnered a successful eight noms, she left empty-handed.

Other winners of the night include Drake, Dnce, David Bowie and Coldplay. See the full list of winners below.

Read More: MTV Vma 2016 Live Stream: Watch the Video Music Awards Live Online

Video of the Year

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – “Famous”

Director: Kanye West

 

Best Female Video

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Planetarium’ Trailer: Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp Talk To The Dead in Pre-War France

25 August 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The bond between two sisters should never be underestimated, but even the tightest bonds can be tested with the prospect of fame and glory. Rebecca Zlotowski’s new film “Planetarium” follows two sisters (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp) who believe they possess the ability to communicate with the dead. While they’re performing in pre-war Paris, they encounter a visionary French producer that wants to put them on screen. Watch the trailer for the film below. (Note: It doesn’t contain subtitles for the French, but much of it is in English and it’s still worth a look.)

Read More: ‘Planetarium’: Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp Get Dreamy in First Poster

The film is the third feature from Rebecca Zlotowski. She previously directed “Belle Épine,” about a young girl struggling with the death of her mother, which won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2010, and “Grand Central, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Complete Unknown’ Review: Joshua Marston’s ‘Forgiveness Of Blood’ Follow-Up Has A Fatal Identity Crisis

22 August 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” That lucite pearl of wisdom, which appears in the introduction of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1961 novel “Mother Night” and then reverberates beneath the rest of its pages, is as much of a warning as it is an invitation. Many of the great filmmakers have dedicated their lives to sifting through the truth of Vonnegut’s words — or at least that of the principle expressed therein — using that sentiment as a starting point from which to dive into the bottomless void of the human psyche.

Maria Full of Grace” director Joshua Marston, who has struggled to live up to the promise of that stirringly urgent debut, is not one of the great filmmakers. Identity is a construct, relationships are a performance and love is a fiction that only endures for as long as two people »

- David Ehrlich

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Natalie Portman On Her Directioral Debut And the Advice Terrence Malick Gave Her

19 August 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Prior to shooting her directorial debut, “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” which hits theaters Friday, Natalie Portman worked with roughly 40 directors as an actress, including Mike Nichols, Darren Aronofsky, Anthony Minghella and Woody Allen. The last movie she shot before moving behind the camera was Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” an experience that wound up helping her tremendously thanks to some handy advice from the legendary director, Portman said during a talk at the 92nd Street Y in New York Thursday moderated by Columbia University School of the Arts professor Annette Insdorf.

Read More: ‘Voyage of Time’ Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Ambitious IMAX Documentary Looks Stunning

“He kept saying, ‘Make films your way and don’t let anyone tell you that you need a three-act structure,'” Portman said. “‘You just make movies as you experience life.'” That advice helped Portman trust her instincts as a first-time »

- Graham Winfrey

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Denise Richards: examining her recent straight-to-dvd movies

17 July 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jul 19, 2016

From Blonde And Blonder and You Stupid Man, through to Edmond: we go through the recent straight-to-dvd films of Denise Richards...

So far in this series of pieces that look at the straight-to-dvd or VOD movies of some of our favourite actors who have fallen on hard times, we’ve only looked at men (to date: Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Travolta). That’s because, mostly, actresses find themselves almost completely out of the game once they hit 30ish – an unnecessary full stop that a lot of us would like to see removed in the future.

Denise Richards, sadly, is no different. After marrying a man she found herself in an abusive relationship with, her career climb stumbled and she was forced back down into TV roles, where she’s currently still putting in the hours.

Richards had a sparkling, American Dream-like start in life. »

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Patrick Marber on five years of writer's block: 'We were in debt. I was depressed. It was awful'

16 May 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Alan Partridge, Closer, an Oscar nomination … then nothing. As his Strindberg update goes on tour, the writer talks about Coogan, creativity and his days as a posh standup

It’s lunchtime in a London park on the warmest day of the year, so naturally Patrick Marber has ordered porridge for breakfast. He sits in the sun with the tub of hot gruel placed next to his e-cigarette. His shoulders are hunched as though he’s chilled to the bone or braced for invisible storms. Who cares what time it is? Who cares what season? He wants what he wants and he brings the weather with him.

What an iconoclastic career Marber has had, which is another way of saying that it’s been confounding, erratic and prone to bouts of self-sabotage. We’ve known him as a spluttering clown, a mainstay of BBC’s The Day Today and as a respected man of letters, »

- Xan Brooks

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Andre The Giant Biopic in the Works (Exclusive)

9 May 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have partnered to develop a feature film about the life of iconic pro wrestler Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff.

The project is based on the authorized graphic novel biography published last year, “Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.” Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will consult on the film and assigned the exclusive rights for the biography to the producers.

Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff said.

In addition to his wrestling career, Roussimoff played a key role in Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy comedy “The Princess Bride” as Fezzik, part of a trio of bandits with characters played by Wallace Shawn and Mandy Patinkin. He began wrestling professionally at the age of 17 and was billed as being »

- Dave McNary

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Industry reaction: Daniel Battsek to head Film4

8 April 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Room producer Ed Guiney and Number 9 FilmsStephen Woolley among those to voice reaction to the appointment of David Kosse’s successor at Film4.

Daniel Battsek’s appointment as director of Film4 has been greeted warmly by leading industry figures.

“I think Daniel will be great. He is a very experienced executive. He knows the UK very well. He knows the Us very well. He knows the international scene very well,” commented Element PicturesEd Guiney, producer of the Oscar-winning Room (which Film4 backed.) “He’s a popular guy, well liked, well connected and I think he will be a real asset.”

Guiney added: “I also think that there is a great team there at Film4 which has been there for a while. That is a constant. They will be a great support to Daniel when he comes in.”

“I’ve known Daniel Battsek for many years on and off. He’s got taste »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Looking Back, With Anger: Inside Man (2006)

24 March 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Eric Blume here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spike Lee's Inside Man, which remains his biggest box office hit. 

When this tightly-plotted bank heist movie was released a decade ago, it promised a heavenly trio of huge stars:  Denzel Washington, two time Oscar winner; Clive Owen, fresh off his first nomination for Closer; and Jodie Foster, coming off two solo box office successes (Panic Room and Flightplan).  A decade later, only Washington (the least interesting actor of that trio) still works with annual frequency in major pictures.  He lends effortless dynamism and charisma in his usual everyman role. Unfortunately its been lazy sailing for him ever since with one major exception (Flight).

Watching Inside Man again, it’s the loss of both Owen and Foster as regular cinema fixtures that burns, which is ironic since the film demands little from them. [More...]

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- Eric Blume

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Amanda Seyfried joins Andrew Niccol sci-fi 'Anon'

8 March 2016 2:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

K5 Media Group producing and financing next project from the director of Gattaca.

Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried is to star in Andrew Niccol’s latest sci-fi thriller, Anon, opposite Clive Owen. The production, written and directed by Niccol (Gattaca), is set to shoot this summer.

Seyfried and Niccol previously worked together on the director’s 2011 dystopian thriller In Time in which she starred opposite Justin Timberlake

Seyfried most recently starred in comedy Ted 2 and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young. The Us actress is now working on Mark Pellington’s The Last Word opposite Shirley MacLaine.

In Anon, Owen (Children of MenCloser) plays a detective in the psychological thriller set in a world with no privacy or anonymity.  But when the detective stumbles on a woman (Seyfried) with no digital footprint and invisible to the police, he discovers it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. 

Owen is next »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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What Can We Expect from Chris Rock at the Oscars? Flash Back to His 2005 Hosting Gig for Clues

28 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The champagne is chilling, our major Oscar bets have been placed - and everyone is trying to guess what Chris Rock is going to say when he takes the stage to host the 2016 Academy Awards on Sunday. In fact, while we're all dying to see if Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins his first Oscar, or if Mad Max: Fury Road will manage to beat The Revenant or Spotlight for Best Picture, it's probably safe to say that Rock's monologue is the most highly anticipated element of the 2016 telecast. So, while we could spend hours dissecting every clue that Rock has given »

- Julia Emmanuele

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Berlinale ’16: Genius review

16 February 2016 9:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Genius review: A solid debut from director Grandage with a superb, triumphant performance from Jude Law.

A highly-anticipated film at this year’s Berlinale, not just because of the impressive cast, which includes the likes of Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West, but also because it marks the debut feature film from respected theatre director Michael Grandage.

Based on a true story, Genius is set in 1920s New York, with Firth starring as real-life book publisher Max Perkins, the man responsible for overseeing the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway and ultimately Thomas Wolfe. The film essentially tells the story of the professional life of Wolfe (Jude Law). The famous writer was discovered by Perkins having been turned down by every other publisher in town. The film explores the creativity that went into his first couple of novels and the personal issue that he endured, »

- Paul Heath

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Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, Thandie Newton Join Cast of ‘The Death and Life of John F Donovan’

9 February 2016 6:09 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton are the latest names to join the ensemble cast of  “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.” The actors will appear alongside Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Taylor Kitsch and Michael Gambon, who were all previously named to appear in the first English-language film by award-winning actor/writer/director Xavier Dolan. “From ‘Crash’ to ‘Closer,’ Besson’s ‘Professional,’ ‘About A Boy,’ ‘Skins ‘and more recently ‘Mad Max,’ Natalie, Thandie and Nicholas have always inspired me, and helped define what I like and find exciting in acting,” the “Mommy” filmmaker said in a statement Tuesday. »

- Debbie Emery

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Full Berlinale International Jury Revealed

2 February 2016 3:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.

Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

Berlinale International Jury 2016

The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).

Here’s their respective career essentials.

Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA

Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations, »

- Paul Heath

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Natalie Portman Goes Western in Jane Got a Gun - and 10 Great Roles That Got Her There

29 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This Friday, the Natalie Portman Western Jane Got a Gun hits theaters. The film has Portman playing the all-too-rare Western film heroine - a wife and mother who must fight off a gang of outlaws. (Watch a clip exclusive to People here.) The film, often described as a passion project of Portman's, has been a long time coming. The actress first became attached to the project back in 2012, and various delays held up production. Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper were each attached as playing one of the film's two main male characters, but then left due to conflicts »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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