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“Annie Hall”: The Top 25 (Best Picture)

28 July 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

All good things must come to an end at some point. Yes folks, this is the final installment of this series of mine, and as such, it’s (hopefully) a bit of a doozy…the Best Picture field. Without a doubt, this is the big one, so it’s the one where the list will be the most important and I hope interesting to look at as well. Obviously, I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic and teasing, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard one more time. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or so and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Is Close To Achieving His One Percent

23 July 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Television shows, generally, have a lengthy gestation period. There’s the early development and writing, the dealings with networks, casting and pre-production, among many other stages. Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is getting close to delivering his latest project – One Percent – to the small screen, however, courtesy of series producer Media Rights Captial.

With plans to take the project out to buyers shortly, Mrc is hoping to package quite a formidable range of talent to boost interest. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is directing the series, which he co-created along with Nicolas Giacobone, Armando Bo and Alexander Dinelaris. Ed Helms (The Office), Ed Harris (Snowpiercer) and two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) are apparently circling main roles in the production.

The story takes place within the organic farming community, and centres on a young couple – fighting to keep both their business and personal lives afloat. While the premise sounds a »

- Sarah Myles

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Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

14 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or two and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

14 July 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or two and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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Could Replacement Actors Keep the Avengers Franchise Going After the Original Cast Leaves?

12 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While Marvel’s comic book adaptations are a hot commodity just now, the cast of Marvel/Disney’s Avengers franchise are running out of movies on their contracts and have dropped hints that they are not going to play their respective hero characters beyond their current commitments.  Will Marvel and Disney let the franchises die after the cast leaves or will a new cast take over?

Movie studios don’t like to let go of a good thing. They like to find ways to keep a lucrative franchise going, even without the original cast. For instance, when the younger cast of X-Men: First Class replaced the stars of the original trilogy; or when the Star Trek: Next Generation cast took over the Star Trek franchise from the classic Trek crew. Since Marvel/Disney’s the Avengers was a colossal hit and the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Could Replacements Actors Keep the Avengers Franchise Going After the Original Cast Leaves?

12 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

While Marvel’s comic book adaptations are a hot commodity just now, the cast of Marvel/Disney’s Avengers franchise are running out of movies on their contracts and have dropped hints that they are not going to play their respective hero characters beyond their current commitments.  Will Marvel and Disney let the franchises die after the cast leaves or will a new cast take over?

 

Movie studios don’t like to let go of a good thing. They like to find ways to keep a lucrative franchise going, even without the original cast. For instance, when the younger cast of X-Men: First Class replaced the stars of the original trilogy; or when the Star Trek: Next Generation cast took over the Star Trek Franchise from the classic Trek crew. Since Marvel/Disney’s the Avengers was a colossal hit and the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Slideshow: Morgan Freeman Honored by Gene Siskel Film Center

8 July 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 4 | Next Morgan Freeman honored by the Gene Siskel Film Center, June 7th, 2014.

Chicago – The sonorous and familiar voice of Morgan Freeman was in Chicago on June 7th, 2014, as the Gene Siskel Film Center presented “A Candid Conversation with Morgan Freeman” to benefit the theater. The event, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, raised more than $350,000 for the Film Center’s programming budget.

The Academy Award winning actor – for “Million Dollar Baby” – is well known for his authoritative narrative voice and heroic presence in films such as “The Shawshank Redemption”, ”Deep Impact,” “Unforgiven,” “Seven,” “The Dark Knight” and “Last Vegas.” He began his career on stage and on the 1970s PBS TV show, “Electric Company,” and has built his resume after his 1989 roles in “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Glory.” He even recently had an animation voiceover role in “The Lego Movie.”

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com was at the Red Carpet before the “Conversation, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Tsr Exclusive: ‘Third Person’ Interview with Writer/Director Paul Haggis

26 June 2014 11:16 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Writer/director Paul Haggis puts himself behind the camera once again for Third Person, an unraveling ball of yarn that tells of a writer (Liam Neeson) who becomes involved with his protege (Olivia Wilde) in Paris, a New York artist (James Franco) and the mother of his son (Mila Kunis), and an American (Adrien Brody) who becomes involved in the plight of an Italian woman (Moran Atias). The international drama is like his previous Crash, but takes a less literal route in finding common ground behind these diverse stories.

In 2004 Haggis received two Oscars for Crash, his second directed film, including the award for “Best Picture.” After that success he wrote films for Clint Eastwood (Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima) and the first two James Bond films from the Daniel Craig era, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Haggis most recently directed The Next Three Days »

- Nick Allen

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Interview: Writer/Director Paul Haggis Creates ‘Third Person’

26 June 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Not many Oscar winning screeenwriters change the course of their professional lives because of a dream (story below), but Paul Haggis is an exceptionally brilliant writer whose credits include “Crash” (2005) and “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) – which both won Best Picture – and his new film, “Third Person.”

Third Person” is about the life a writer, portrayed by Liam Neeson, and it is about the circumstances surrounding his life. The ensemble cast includes Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Olivia Wilde, James Franco and Kim Basinger, all surrounding and inspiring Neeson’s character. This is the fourth film Paul Haggis has directed, among his many creations as a TV and film writer.

Paul Haggis directs Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde in ‘Third Person

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Paul Haggis was born in London, Ontario, and bounced around in his early years as a artist and photographer, and studied cinematography at Fanshawe College in Canada. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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List Mania

25 June 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Two interesting lists came out in the past couple of days which are worth discussing / poring over / loving deeply / fuming at for various reasons.

Three Lgbt Films I'm Always Wishing More People Had Seen. Paris is Burning (#3), Lilies (#64), and Show Me Love (#168)

• The Advocate crowd-sourced the 175 Essential Lgbt Movies list which is a mix of non gay movies that gays love and actual queer films. Brokeback Mountain (2005) tops the list and the top ten is really cool and varied though it's obviously skewing toward historically important cinematic breakthroughs (regardless of quality) which I suppose explains the high ranking of Philadelphia (1993) which is not a good movie and so so timid and Making Love (1982), just outside the top ten which is interesting and way less timid than many movies which came after it (how's that for an odd turn of events) but it's also stiffly made. I've seen all but 34 of »

- NATHANIEL R

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Why Clint Eastwood was the wrong choice to direct 'Jersey Boys'

23 June 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A Tony-winning musical about a Hall of Fame rock group by an Oscar-winning director—on paper, it sounds like a sure-fire hit. So why did Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys fall flat in theaters this weekend?

Simply because Clint Eastwood should have never directed it in the first place.

When Jersey Boys opened on Broadway back in 2005, it broke the mold of the emerging trend of “jukebox musicals”—that is, musicals that repurposed pre-existing songs and placed them into stories—by using the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that were already loved and adored by millions to tell their own story. »

- Jake Perlman

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Everything Is More Awesome – Lego Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway

23 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Lego Movie is now in stores, and I have a great opportunity for you to win your very own copy of the Blu-Ray!

If you didn’t catch this one in theaters, and even if you did, you’re going to want this one at home. A surprisingly solid effort, this one has something for everyone, and is far more hilarious than it has any right to be. Plus, it has a lot of heart, and spins a great story.

It seems like every family movie released wants to call itself an instant classic, but even I think it applies to this one. It isn’t just that it’s a lot of fun, and will entertain the kids, but it also has an awesomely anti-corporate society backdrop that is rather surprising, and a nice treat for any film to dare aim at younger audiences.

To help celebrate, and have a bit of fun, »

- Marc Eastman

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Clint Eastwood's Famed Characters Invade ‘Jersey Boys’ in New Trailer (Video)

21 June 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Clint Eastwood‘s musical biography “Jersey Boys” opens this weekend to mixed reviews. TheWrap's Alonso Duralde calls the film “entertaining, just not all that good.” Also read: ‘Jersey Boys’ Reviews: Does the Musical Drama Fall Flat With Critics? In TheWrap's latest mashup, Eastwood's roles in “Gran Torino,” “Sudden Impact,” “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” and “Million Dollar Baby” show their blatant disgust for the actor/director's venture into the musical genre. Also read: ‘Jersey Boys’ Review: Clint Eastwood's Jukebox Musical Is Nice, Entertaining, Just Not All That Good (Video) What's your favorite Eastwood role? Watch more of »

- Michael Rich

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Review: Jersey Boys

20 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Directing Jersey Boys is an interesting career choice for Clint Eastwood. Did he make the right choice?

Fans of the stage musical Jersey Boys may think so; at its heart, the film is true to the smashingly successful stage version. It's also a safe bet that fans of the Four Seasons (Google them, millennials) will like the movie, which features many of the group's hits.

But fans of the exalted filmmaker's best work may be disappointed. Of course Jersey Boys isn't meant to be another Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby or Gran Torino -- but even by the lightweight standards of crowd-pleasing musicals, Jersey Boys feels a bit empty.

A biography of the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys opens in mid-Fifties New Jersey, where teenage lead singer Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young) and lead guitarist Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza), perform in New Jersey clubs with an early incarnation of the group, the Four Lovers. »

- Don Clinchy

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Win The Clint Eastwood: Directors Collection with Jersey Boys

20 June 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, which hits cinemas on June 20th, we have an exciting competition for you. We are offering three lucky winners the chance to win a copy of The Clint Eastwood: Directors Collection boxset including Mystic River, Unforgiven, Gran Torino, Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fathers; read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.”

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.  The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You, »

- Gary Collinson

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“Jersey Boys”: What’s Up with the 2015 Awards Race

19 June 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Main Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken, Mike Doyle, Steve Schirripa, and many more… Past Oscar relations: Clint Eastwood is a four time Oscar winning filmmaker, most recently winning Best Picture and Best Director for Million Dollar Baby Here now we have a brand spanking new article in this series of mine on 2014 releases hoping to compete for some sort of Oscar attention as contenders at the upcoming 2015 ceremony. Next up for us is the Broadway adaptation Jersey Boys, which looks to become the latest musical to capture the Academy’s admiration. This musical comes to us from legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood as well as being co-written by Marshall Brickman, who has an Oscar on his mantle for once upon a time co-writing Annie Hall with Woody Allen. Starring the likes of John Lloyd Young, »

- Joey Magidson

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Eiff 2014: Blog 1

19 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Greetings from bonnie Scotland. The 2014 Edinburgh Film Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday night with the world premiere and opening night gala of HyenaGerard Johnson’s latest crime drama. You can read our review of that here but there’s hundreds of other films screening here at Edinburgh to tell you about. As well as reviews we will be bringing you round ups of what we’ve liked and disliked throughout the festival so here’s some of what we’ve seen so far:

Medeas

A portrait of extreme rural American family life, Medeas explores the consequences of a patriarch no longer in control of his family. Ennis, a dedicated dairy-farmer played simply yet emotionally by Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby), is facing the prospect of not being able to provide for his wife and children whilst they become increasingly distant thanks to their own anxieties. The »

- Victoria Bull

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Win one of five Jersey Boys goody bags

19 June 2014 1:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, which hits cinemas on June 20th, we have an exciting competition for you. We are offering five lucky winners the chance to win a goody bag stuffed with Jersey Boys prizes.

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.”

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more. These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway »

- Competitions

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Win one of five Jersey Boys goody bags

19 June 2014 1:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, which hits cinemas on June 20th, we have an exciting competition for you. We are offering five lucky winners the chance to win a goody bag stuffed with Jersey Boys prizes.

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.”

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more. These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway »

- Competitions

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Clint Eastwood: Spotlight on the Stars

18 June 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to go old school and take a look at a classic A-lister, and that happens to be one Clint Eastwood. Depending on your age, he’s either a director who used to be an actor or a childhood icon who’s now become a rather iconic filmmaker. Few could have reinvented themselves the way that Eastwood has, with this weekend’s release of Jersey Boys highlighting his directing skills in a whole new light than really ever before. He’s tried to do it all in Hollywood, you have to tip your hat to him for that. Eastwood has basically done it all in the business. He’s starred in franchises (the Dirty Harry series as well as The Man With No Name movies), acted in Best Picture winners, and directed them as well. Though one could legitimately make the claim that »

- Joey Magidson

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