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Not only that, but the lucky winners will also receive a goody bag each, containing a Sherman Tank manual, an official Fury T-shirt and a hip flask!
David Ayer (End Of Watch) directs an all-star ensemble cast led by two-time Academy Award® nominee Brad Pitt (Best Supporting Actor, Twelve Monkeys, 1995; Best Actor, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008) in the gritty war story Fury.
Set in the closing days of WWII, Pitt leads the battle-hardened crew of a U.S. Sherman tank on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Fury also stars Shia Labeouf (Transformers), Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma), Michael Peña (End of Watch) and Jon Bernthal (The Wolf of Wall Street).
For your chance to win a Fury goody bag, »
- Sam Driver
Ballet adds a surreal, creepy quality to many films and tv shows. Here are 12 of the most unsettling...
Ballet is not natural. Dancers perform exhausting routines with legs and feet turned out to bizarre angles, arms held just to the point where they really start to hurt (that’s when you know you’re doing it right), backs bending to angles of 90° and more, limbs held stock still while balancing on their toes, in bodies mathematically maintained in a state that contains absolutely not an ounce of fat but can sustain two or three hours of jumping and running around.
And then the female dancers add to all this by putting their entire weight on the points of their toes, feet bruising and bleeding, nails cracking, and the male »
Since 2008, the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects has gone to a Best Picture contender: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "Life of Pi" (2012) and "Gravity" (2013). This year, that stat holds no water, since none of this year's nominees are also up for the top prize. The Visual Effects Society went for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in a big way, and since 2002 at least one of their winners has gone on to repeat at the Oscars 10 times (among their categories, the Ves recognizes achievements in Visual Effects-Driven Features, Supporting Visual Effects, and Animated Character in live-action features): Hans Zimmer on collaborating with Christopher Nolan on 'Interstellar' and 'Dark Knight' trilogy (Video) -Break- 2002: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (Visual Effects-Driven, Animated Charact...' »
This year's race for Best Score is one of the most competitive in recent memory: look no further than the charts to find our experts splitting all over the place, and for good reason. The Golden Globes went for relative newcomer Johann Johannsonn for "The Theory of Everything," while the BAFTAs sprung for perennial bridesmaid Alexandre Desplat for "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Let's take a closer look at the race and each contender's chances of winning: -Break- Alexandre Desplat ('Budapest,' 'Imitation') on double Oscar nods and composing a score in three weeks [Podcast] Alexandre Desplat, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" In less than a decade, Alexander Desplat has become one of the most honored composers in recent history, with six previous nominations – "The Queen" (2006), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009), "The..."' »
Alfre Woodard threw her first Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree six years ago, when she had grown tired of everyone assuming actresses of color were in competition with each other. “Every time we hear each others’ names, it felt like it was one of our reps going, ‘If that b–tch turns it down, then you can have it!’” Woodard revealed at a cocktail gathering before the dinner. “I was like, wait a minute. When I hear my sisters’ names, I want to have a joyful feeling in my heart about it.”
There was nothing but joy evident in the cocktail party at the Beverly Wilshire held before the 28 invited guests headed into a private dinner. The room was loud with laughter and cheers as Woodard tried to find an area where she could talk. “You see how loud it gets!” she said with a laugh. “It’s always like this, »
- Jenelle Riley
Brad Pitt would be so proud to know that his work in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was now being used as an inspirational tool for punishing misbehaving children. Russell Fredrick, who owns the A-1 Kutz barbershop in Snellville, Georgia, has found a new, revolutionary service to offer to certain customers. And by "certain customers," we mean "parents of naughty children." The service is called the "Benjamin Button Special," and for no charge, Russell will style your misbehaving kid's hair into an embarrassing, old man haircut. He reportedly used it on his own son, Rushawn, in the fall of 2014 and saw immediate results. Russell tells The Washington Post that »
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 22, 2015. »
At my Super Bowl party there was a ton of eye-rolling and "Really?!"s from people when the trailer for Tomorrowland came on. I totally understand the skepticism. Hell, I even chimed in with "Wait'll next year, when Wolfgang Peterson's Teacups 3D comes out!" But, really, I think people need to be more open-minded about this film. First of all, if the success of the first couple of Pirates of The Caribbean flicks is any indication, Disney knows how to turn a theme park attraction into an epic adventure. Secondly, look at the pedigree. You've go Brad Bird in the director's chair- a man who's never steered us wrong- and you've got Hollywood royalty George Clooney.
This thing has the potential to be very, very good.
Anyway, Disney has released some brand spankin' new concept art for Tomorrowland, which you can check out below:
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Brad Pitt fought the undead in 2013's World War Z then more recently German soldiers in his epic World War II action-drama Fury. Now with piles of dead zombies and Nazis behind him, he may be ready to team-up with wife Angelina Jolie to battle animal poachers. The word on the street is that Pitt is in negotiations to embody the character of Richard Leakey in Jolie's fourth directorial effort Africa. According to The Wrap, the biopic will follow the highly-respected archaeologist, Leakey, who became famous for his devoted commitment to defending elephants from Kenyan poachers in the late 1980s. The script for Africa was penned by the very talented Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). The poaching film will also reteam Jolie with her Unbroken cinematographer Roger Deakins, who's made a name for himself through his collaborations with the Coen Brothers (True Grit, No Country »
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on December 12, 2014. »
Brad Pitt is in talks to star in his wife Angelina Jolie's next project, Africa. We first reported on this project back in Septmeber, when the director teamed with Skydance Productions for the drama, which is based on the true story of Richard Leakey and his fight against elephant poachers in the late 1980s. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently worked together on By the Sea, which marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort and the first time they will be seen on screen together since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the screenplay for Africa, which centers Richard Leakey's quest to stop Kenyan ivory poachers from killing elephants before they became extinct. Before he took on poachers, Richard Leakey made a name for himself as a paleo-archaeologist who helped find the bones of an early human man. Skydance has »
Something happened with this year's Oscar nominations that marked another milestone on the ongoing sage of film and digital photography. For the first time ever, four of the Best Cinematography nominees were digital productions. The lone celluloid holdout? Robert D. Yeoman's work on Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel." It's a noteworthy moment, particularly for a branch that was far more reticent to embrace digital work than members of the American Society of Cinematographers (who nominated "Collateral" and "Apocalypto" in the years before the branch finally gave in with "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Slumdog Millionaire"). And as the old world continues to be squeezed out, guys like Yeoman just hope the analog option remains available to them. I hopped on the phone with Yeoman earlier today to discuss that and his work on the film, perhaps his most handsome collaboration with Anderson to date. Read through the back and forth below. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Taraji P. Henson is an Oscar-nominated actress who made the switch to the small screen and is absolutely killing it as Cookie on Fox’s Empire. Further proof that she can do it all, which makes her the perfect Yas Girl Of The Week!
Everyone has been talking about how incredible Taraji’s character is — and how incredible she Looks in leopard print — but this isn’t her first breakout hit. She’s been turning heads in films like Hustle & Flow and winning Oscar nominations for her work in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Right now, however, we’re totally into Cookie, who gives you style, sass, and smarts every week. Slay it, Taraji!
We want to be BFFs with @tarajiphenson on and off the screen! #YasGirl
A video posted by VH1 (@vh1) on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:08am Pst
She’s also worked with some of the hottest men around. »
- Lauren Elizabeth Thompson
Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area – without a filming permit – and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. Police have »
- Zac Gille
Prolific filmmaker Frank Marshall has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (Ace) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 65thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” stated the Ace Board of Directors. “From “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Sixth Sense” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”
Marshall joins a distinguished group of past Ace Golden Eddie honorees including Steven Spielberg, »
- Michelle McCue
Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees
The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Icg, Iatse Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the Icg. »
- Steve Pond
Frank Marshall has been selected by the American Cinema Editors as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year.
The award will be presented at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Marshall has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” ” Seabiscuit” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” said the Ace Board of Directors. “From ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made — and continues to make — a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”
- Dave McNary
The producer whose credits include Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button will be handed the award at a ceremony in L.A. on January 30.
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” says the board of Ace, an honorary society of film editors. He “has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.”
Previous Golden Eddie winners include Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass and Stanley Donen.
- The Deadline Team
And the Oscar nominees are ... the whitest since 1998.
That's the truth as far as the acting categories are concerned. For the first time in 17 years, not a single person of colour stands to win an acting Oscar. [The Atlantic says the last entirely white Oscar nomination list was in 1995. We'll let them duke out which year it is.]
We here at Moviefone Canada looked at Oscar winners and nominees from the past decade to see how they stack up against the upcoming 2015 ceremony. We restricted ourselves to the acting, directing and screenwriting categories.
The definition of "people of colour," of course, varies widely. But when it comes to Oscar nominations, we largely considered people who don't come from an all-white heritage within the last couple of generations.
We plugged the numbers ... and 47 out of 350 nominees in the past 10 years went to people of colour.
That's 13 per cent ... and it's not enough. Especially when U.S. government statistics show that white people (excluding Hispanics or Latinos) make up only 62.6 per cent of the country's population. »
- Jesse Ferreras
The nominations for this year's Academy Awards were unveiled today with Birdman and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel continuing to gather momentum as the big day approaches on February 22. However, there were some notable omissions this year, including one giant snub for a particularly awesome movie.
Oscars 2015: Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead nominations
Oscars 2015: Academy Awards nominations list in full
Digital Spy takes a look at the films that missed out at this year's Oscar nominations below...
It's hard not to be cynical about the omission of a director like Ava DuVernay in light of recent Academy statistics like these (in brief, Oscar voters are predominantly white men of a certain age). It's even harder when you think back to 2013, when Kathryn Bigelow got snubbed for a Director nomination despite Zero Dark Thirty's numerous other nods.
But even if you set aside »
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